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TUB ARGUS, MONDAY, JUXE 23, 1902.
TITE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1QM Second
AYenue, Bock Island. 111. Entered at tbe
Pottofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
1.00 per year la advance.
All communlcationsof political or argumen
tative character, political r religions, must
hare real name attached for publication. No
auch articles will be printed oyer fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship la Bock Island county.
after year as the only debt the state
At the clse of the war the state
was in debt about $13,000,000.
Monday, June 23.
Democratic Co nereis Ion ml Convention.
By direction of tbe democratic corgres-
alonal committee tor the Fourteenth oongres
lonal district of Illinois, the dt mocralle vofc-
ers of the aereral counties of tbe district are
requested to send delegates to tbe democratic
convention to be held at Moomcuth, UL. Tues
day. Aug. S, ISKtt. at 11 o'clock a m.. for the
purpose of placl'g In nomination a candidate
to be Toted for at the November election.
1900. for congres'.
Also for tbe selection of tbe democratic
central committee, consisting of one member
from each county of tbe district.
Also for the transaction of surb other bust
nesa as may proper y come before tbe con
Tbe number of delegates will be as herein
after provided. The basis of representation
for tbe several counties will be. one delegate
for every 300 votes cat for tbe democratic
presidential electors In IVOO and one delegate
for each additional 100 fraction or more. Tbe
foUowlag slows ihi number of delegate! to
which each county is entitled:
Bock Island "i
Jobx Schafer, Chairman.
David TrHNBUiXu Secretary
Advance the new park system.
In leaving: France out of the ship
ping1 trust .Morgan demons! rates that
there reallv are some things he does
The fact that Waller renfarded
"'hell a winter resort compared with
Samar" irave him no pood excuse for
making- the island more hellish than
The new shipbuilding trust has only
$rit;,ooo.OO0 capital. It is a crying
infant that will soon be wanting a
subsulv. Senator ilauna mav have a
new job as nurse.
The meat trust tig-lit has become
strang-elv timet. It might be well to
send a tracer after it. It is hardly
strong- enough to be wandering about
The intrepid Austrian "water mar
Tel. Captain (irossman. has just
completed a walk on the treacherous
Danube from Vienna to Linz, a dis
tance of nearly loo miles. He towed
his wife in a small boat and acconi-
lished the feat without a. mishap
His boots for water peilestrianism
are five feet long and are his own in
A bill now before congress pro-
Tides that "the oldest enlisted man
on the roils of the army be pro
moted to a second lieutenancy in
order that he mav retire with higher
pay than he would otherwise receive.
The name of the oldest enlisted man
has not vet leen ascertained, there
being-several claimants of the honor,
One of them, James Condon, enlisted
in 1H.1S as a drummer lxy, having
then been 10 years old.
Who ia the Creditor?
The state of Illinois owes someone
$18,000. avs the. Washington Post.
Hidden somewhere, stored away
probably or perhaps "kept as a fancy.
are bonds, canal script and internal
improvement warrants equivalent to
about $13,000. If these should be
found and presented the. state would
paj- them gladly and square the bal
ance sheet. Except this sum the
state owes not one cent. It is com
pletely out of debt. Such has been
its condition since, 1S79. At that
time there was about $23,000 of in
debtedness that had not been pre
sented for payment. A call was
made for it. but very little responded,
lly tlegrees. however, it g-ot down to
about $18,000, where it ha remained
since 1803. when payment of $1,000
At that time Congressman Springer
found a thousand dollar bond. Some
one had asked him if it was worth
anything, and he sent it to the state
auditor. Tie looked it up and found
that it was g-ood. Hut in order to g-et
the money the legislature wonld have
to be jietitioned for the appropria
tion. A bill was presented and pass
ed, and the bond with interest to the
time it was first called in was paid
oft. The rest of this $18,000 is prob
ably in the possession of people who
do not know its value.
Kach year the auditor in his re
port calls for this paper that h may
arrange for its payment. Mean
while it goes into the report year
Mickey and the Canal.
Quite an extended interview with
Congressman .1. Kosh Mickey, who is
the only representative the jieople
up this way have in the lower house
of congress just at this moment
over the isthmian canal proposition
appeared in the Washington Times of
Wednesday t heyday before the vote
was taken. In the course of it he
I am in favor of the enactment
of legislation that will ultimately se
iMire for the lieople of the .United
States an isthmian canali and such
legislation should be enacted at the
present- session of congress.
"I am confident that the jeople
throughout the length and breadth of
the countrv desire it, and unless it is
secured without delay it will be re
garded jis dereliction of duty on the
part of the representatives of the
people in both the upier and lower
houses of Mngress.
"As to the route, that is a question
for exerts: but I lelieve that the
problem can le successful! v solved
by congress. There are strong argn
ments in favor of botfi the .Nicara-
guan and the Panama routes, but
am inclined to believe that the Xica-
raguan route is the best. Ix-canse it
is nearer to the I'nited States and
would more great I v mure to our
southern coastwise trade."
Olney and the Presidency.
In response to an invitation from
prominent Memphis democrats, mem
bers of the club formed to promote
the candidacy of Kichard Olnev of
Massachusetts, for the presidency.
urging tu in to ueliver an amlress
there. Mr. Olney has sent a letter in
which he expresses pleasure and ajv
preciation of the favorable senti
ments of the club, and savs:
"Not being a candidate for the
presidency I cannot, of course, en
courage the formation of the pro
posed club. For the same reason
and because my apearance at Mem
phis in answer to the invitation would
inevitably be misconstrued into a
desire to be a candidate, in spite ol
all disclaimers. I must ask to be ex
ciised from delivering- the address in
In Iloston friends of Mr. Olney do
not. hold , that his Memphis letter
takes him out of the presidential
race. It would be unwise, they de-
calre. for Mr. Olney to announce hi
candidacy thus early.
Notice is hereby given that- an" elec
tion will be held Tuesday, the 24th
day of June, 1002, in the city of Uock
Island, 111., for the purpose of elect
ing- two members of the board of ed
ucation of Rock Island school dis
The polling- places for said election
will be as follows:
First, Second and Third wards,
Kruse's shoe shop, No. 10H Third av
Fourth and Fifth wards, Frick's
very stable. Third avenue, between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets.
Sixth and Seventh wards, No. 2927
Which election will be opened at 8
o'clock in the morning- and continue
open until 7 o'clock in the afternoon
f that day.
The judges and clerks of election
residing in the precincts in which the
above designated polling- places are
located will be the iudges and clerks
for this election.
Rock Island, 111., June 14, 1902.
U. F. KNOX, Mayor.
Saved From an Awful Fate.
"Everybody said I had consump
tion," writes Mrs. A. M. Shields, of
Chambersburg-, I'a., "I was so low af
ter six months of severe sickness.
caused by hay fever and asthma, that
few thought I could get well, but I
learned of the marvelous merit of Dr.
King's New Discovery for consump
tion, used it, and was completely
cured." For desperate throat and
lung- diseases it is the safest cure in
the world, and is infallible for
coughs, colds and bronchial affec
tions. Guaranteed bottles 50c and $1.
Trial bottles free at Ilartz & Ulle-meyer.
AN EPISODE OF
Sciatic Rheumatism Cored.
L. Wagner, wholesale druggist,
Richmond, Va., says: "I had a fear
ful attack of sciatic rheumatism, was
laid up almost two montns; was for
tunate enough to get Mystic Cure for
Rheumatism. This cured me after
doctor's prescriptions had failed to
have any effect, a have also heard
of fine results from others who have
used it." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501
Second avenue, Rock Island, Gust
Schlegel & Son, ' 20 West Second
street, Davenport. '
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
"We will be pleased to guarantee
Kid-Ne-Oids to cure backache, ner
vousness, kidney and blood diseases.
From experience we know, that when
properly used Kid-Ne-Oids never fail
to effect a complete cure. 50 cents.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist
On the James river seme miles below
Richmond is a plantation manor house
that was built in Id). About the mid
die of the last century the owner of the
estate was a widow, Mrs. Margaret
Ritchie, who hail two twin daughters,
liar Lara and Elizabeth. Mrs. Ritvhle
was very wealthy and very ambitious.
She took her daughters to Europe with
a view to their marrying noblemen.
German baron, proixjsrtl for Harbara
aud was accepted by the mother, who
did not consult her daughter in the
matter, intending. If necessary, to en
force obedience. The mother did not
know that Rarbnra had a love affair
with a lieutenant In the United States
army, Theodore Benton, n fine young
fellow, but without a cent In the world
except his pay. Had she been aware of
this attachment she would not have
brought her daughter back to America,
which she illd. thinking it proper that
the baron should come for her at her
Soon after her return Barbara met
Lieutenant Benton at one of the houses
facing the capitol over which soon was
to float the Confederate nag. Already
there were mutterings of the great
struggle to come. Benton was a north
ern man. mid both knew that this
would be an additional reason why
Mrs. Ritchie would never consent to
their marriage. Barbara told her lover
of the contract her mother had entered
Into in her behalf abroad. Benton
urged her to marry him at once with
out her mother's consent, but she dared
not. Soon after, while Benton and Bar
bara were still in Richmond, came the
news of the firing on Fort Sumter.
Benton hastened to find Barbara, told
her that he must nt once make his way
north and again urged her to marry
him. She consented, a clergyman was
called, and the two were made man
and wife. Benton reached Washington
safely. Barbara went home to her tuoth-
i r and broke the news of her marriage,
The next summer those at the Ritchie
plantation listened every day for a
week to the distant boom of cannon in
the battles aluir.t Richmond. Then the
sounds, like a storm that had' come.
roared from the top of Malvern hill.
but a short distam-e away. Evening
had come and with it only the cracking
of titles on the picket line when a
young officer rode up to the plantation,
announced himself as Lieutenant Theo
dore Benton a inf. upon being told that
the family were there, dt-uiniuhnl to see
Mrs. Ritchie came into the drawing
room and reccited him with a haughty
manner by no means softened by the
fact that he v.-;is an Invader of her
state and her plantation. She told him
that Barbara was ill and that she did
not wish to see him. When the war
ended, she would apply for an annul
ment of the marriage. Benton flatly
refusal to believe the statement. Since
he was with an army Mrs. Ritchie
could not have him ejected. She there
fore resorted to strategy. !,
"If my daughter oincs Into this
room aud coniirms what I have said,
will you believe herV"
Half an hour later a young girl stood
uiKin the threshold, pale apparently
with illness. Itciiton, seeing what ap
peared to be the shadow of his wife,
stepped forward. The girl motioned
U! in back.
"Theodore," she said. "I did wrong
In marrying you without my mother's
consent. Go away. I wish never to
see yon again."
Benton staggered from the house,
mounted his horse and rode away.
Two years later Grant laid u imntoon
bridge across the James, advanced to
Petersburg and besieged the place.
During the passage of the Union troops
across the river an otticcr rode up to
the Ritchie plantation and without dis
mounting handed a negro a note ad
dressed to Mrs. Theodore Benton. It
Arc you of the same mind as In the
summer of 1K62? If so. I will go away, and
when you wish an annulment of our mar
riage i will not oppose it. THEOIKRE.
In a few minutes Barbara appeared
at the door and between hysterical
tears and laughter held out her arms.
Benton sprang from his horse to her
The first piece of news the husband
received was that Mrs. Ritchie had
died; the second was an explanation of
the renunciation which hud occurred
when Benton had been there before.
Mrs. Ritchie was a womau who when
her mind was made up would stop at
no means which she regarded legiti
mate to accomplish her object. She
considered that her daughter had been
stolen from her. Therefore she had a
right to repossess herself of her own
property. She wotild not lie. She had
asked Benton. "If my daughter conn s
into this room and coutirms what I
have said, will you believe her?" Then
she ordered Elizabeth to jK'rsonate her
sister. Elizabeth, without strength of
character to resist her mother, had
done as she was told. Barbara on the
arrival of her husband hud been locked
in her room and had not known of the
outrage that had been committed until
after her mother's death, when her sis
ter confessed and begged forgiveness.
Barbara when she learned how she
had been misrepresented to her hus
band was In agony. She had resolved
to go north in search of him when the
Union troops appeared.
Benton sent a note to his command
ing officer announcing that ,'ie had
found a loving wife and asking for a
leave. It was granted, and that night
thfi wedding was cylcbrutcd, not by the.
Bleached Muslin, Yd 3 I -2c
Short lengths Blackstone bleached
muslins, Monday and while w
UZdof The Great Wash Goods Sale
Will abound with sensational bargains in fine
wash fabrics. Imported and domestic wash goods
in the latest and best weaves at half regular prices.
Additional counter room to accomodate the constantly increasing
crowds, additional clerks and additional bargains will tend to
make this the greatest wash goods sale in our history. Carefully
Bote these sample offerings.
Fancy 'Parasols, 39 Cents.
Monday - and, while they last.
UKll E3 RMIUSLANDJLL ladies-ancy parasols.
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND eacil
Seasonable Wool Dress Goods
Priced Exceptionally Low
These fabrics are in immediate demand for
traveling and sea shore costumes, and are correct
according to latest mid-summer fashion magazines.
ft to $I.Z8 Exquisite Em
broidered Swisses, 50c.
Grand assortment of these finest
wash fabrics, nil colors, embroidered la
(ktK and figures, make besuiitul summer
if o wmi, aiMl are- much used all winter tor
party wear. 76c. fl, l.3a val- T f -utw.
oome quick lor them, per J"jlC
25c and 35c Finest Irish
Dimities made and printed in
Bel rant Ireland, almost every f
color, ko ai, per yard tJV
Corded Bat lute, CO
deriguu at, per
g r" Sheer Batiste about
I Q forty handsome de-ultras
David Sr John Jlnder
s o n's Ginghams, 19c.
Finest Scotch pinghanis and ma
dras clot ii. beautiful colors, -g f-v
60c to 7fcc values, i fC
75c and 98c Genuine Silk
Ginghams, 49C An extra
ordinary lot of this beautiful corded xilk
l?luhaiiis Dearly all pure silk. a
76c to i)Hc ones, go for, per 4VC
yard " w
o Fancy white goods at t!
OL per yard
I "White India Lin
1 a7C ons at
White India Linens
It seems unnecessary in the face of these offerings to
suggest an early selection.
Black and Jfaoy Mohairs
special at l.EO, 1.25, rA
99c, 75c and uUL
Cream Mohair Pearle,
1.50, 1.00 and 85c
Mohair 'Pekin Stripe,
$l.eo vaua 1.00
Black Mohair Tanuse,
A new tabric made from the
finest selected yarns, a beau-
til ul soft finish cloth
1.62, 1.42 and
Ladies on Travel Bent
Will fine most attractive ready-to-wear suit bargains'
in onr big 6uit department.
Here's a great bargain at $IO Venetian,
cloth, Covert, Cheviot, Broadcloth, Honiespnn and
Basket cloth suits made in a dozen styles, all finely
tailored all colors and black, your choice Q 00
Other specials just as good.
Silk and Wool Raglans
Jnst the garments for traveling we have cut the
prices fully (25 per cent) and every garment is a
The wool Raglans begin at 7.75.
The ailR Raglans begin at 13.50.
All worth at least i more and every garment is new.
For Tents and Jlwnings
Heavy weight fancy 6triped duck, yard 16 l-2c
29-inch heavy plain duck, yard 9c
36-inch heavy plain duck, yard 15c
40-inch heavy plain duck, yard 16 I -2c
Special Oxfords &r Sandals
Ladies' patent leather Oxfords, mannish last, exten
sion soles and boot heela, this week, not A C
2.C0. but 1 I V
Monday all day if the v last, ladies' 3-strap CC
kad sandals worth $1.50 at.... 1 3J
Out go the
About ICO best hardwood adjubt
able window screens, will ht any
window from 19 to 31 inches wide,
liest black wirr :!uth, worth lUo
each nud cheap sit that. Whilu
they last, Uiko 'em for a 1 A ,
dime api co IvJw
$hOO Black Silks 79 Cents.
To call sharp attention to our stock of high
grade black silks beginning Monday morning
we will sell a limited quantity of 27-inch black
taffetas $1.00 value at, per yard, 79c.
Rugs and Furniture.
Japanese joreh rugs, very fancy patterns 95c
Yeddo rugs, G feet long Oriental designs, handsome
rogs for hall or porch, very stiecial and only -
3r to sell for J 1 .3 V
We show nii;e diff;i-ctit putti rns,
at. per duzeu
Several styles, at per
dozen .. . .
Kourtu of J uly flu:r decora: io:. s fi-v
White linen eiTec s. flower border-;, rr,,
at per dozi-n
Others at 10c an p.
To call f-hirp atteutir-u to these
jwper napkins we will tell, this
week, good lull size useable paper
napkins, 1c jier doz., or
lier hundred DC
Plenty of woodeu picnic
plates, per dozen
Iced Tea Glasses, 2c.
This week, while they last, very
best quality iced tea or lemonade
glasses, worth c, at 2c
each, two cents
Monday and while they last, 25 No. 1 cot
ton top mut tresses
0 cane bottom dining or bed room chairs, carved
back, mahogany finish, great zr s
value lor OvC
interest in Muslin Underwear
Ki-eps right up plenty of sharp bargains aud this
Week we Held
Jit lb o'clock each morning Children's
tucked musliu drawers, all sizes to 5 years, frt
Jit 2 o'clock each afternoon Ladies' hand
some embroidery trimmed dollar gowns 50C
lie prompt on the hour quantity limit to each buyer.
Social purchaso ladies' and children's summer
hosiery at prices way below their value
Ladies' fancy striped hose at lHc, 16c
One lot fancy stripes worth l"Hc at
Ladies' drop stitch lace hose at pair l&c
Children's Imported polku dot hose with foil fashioned
feet, lUway :ijc- Ihtse at
Infant's soamii ss polka dot hose usually lOo pair, these
ittemhinee of the neighboring plant
ers, but by the rejoicings or the ne
groes, for vboin with their new muster
the day of Jubilee had at lust come.
MAUIUCK K. IJROCKETT.
Happy Time in Obi Town.
"We felt very happv," writes It. N.
Bevill, Old Town, Va., "when !: '--len's
Arnica Saive wholly cured our
daughter of a bad ease of scaldhead."
It delights all who use it for cuts.
corns, burns, bruises, boils, ulcers,
eruptions. Infallible for piles. Only
3c, at Ilartz & Ullemeyer's drug
To cure torpid liver, constipation.
loss of appetite, biliousness, and all
other complaints of the liver, stomach
or bowels, take Liver-Lax. A 25 cent
little liver pilL Pleasant to take.
T. H. THOMAS, Leading Druggist.
To the forthwest
During the Summer
Just WhaLt You WoLnt
Write at once for particulars.
8. A. MATTHEWS, D. V. A.. Chicago.
fHAKLM 8. rtE, 1. V. A., Mt. Paul.
H. K. Castceu President. L. D. Mcdgb. Vice President. U. B. Simmo.v, Cashier.
CENTRAL TRUST and
Rock Island, 111.
Irco-porated Uuder State Law.
Capital Stock. 9100.000. Three-and-a-bair I'er Cent Interest Falri on Deposits.
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this department
which is kept entirely separate from the banking business of the company
We act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Aaruinisrator, guardian
and conservator of estates.
ileceiver and assignee of Insolven estates. General financial agent for
aon-residenta women, invalids and others.
Where will you spend your vacation?
THE CHICAGO, HOCK ISLAND & PACIFIC Kailway is now selling
Very Low FLate Roimd Trip Tickets
MINNESOTA and UTAH
Also the popular resorts of the Northwest and East by Lake or Kail.
Fast Tra.ins. ThrougH Ccvrs.
For particulars call at City office, 1813 Second avenue, telephone
1423, or Depot cor. Fifth avenue and Thirty-lirst St., phone 1033.
CLOSING OUT SALE
Of Shoe Dressing
Vhittemores Gilt Edge 2."5c size - - - .
Wliittemore's Baby Elite 10c si.o - - -Wliittemore's
Champion, Jr. 10c size -Whittemore's
French Gloss 15e size -Eclipse
Ideal Combination 10c size - - -Eclipse
High Toned 10c size -
R.ibber Boots Less Than Factory Prices.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. 1732 SECOND AVE NUB.
New Panitorivim Club's I
SiissJS- SHINING PARLORSt
1909 SeconJ Avenue. Higgest Shining Parlor in the City.
Coal Season Now Open.
E. B. McKown,
Fifteenth Str-cet, First Ave.
nryoTraoTnmnro a vroTmnnnnnra a a g a a a a a a a gmnr b b b a b a a
Good Meals at counter
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
eM. F. UNDERHILL,;
1003 Second Avenue!