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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUXE 2G, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 Second
Avenue, Rock Island. I1L Entered at the
Postofflce as Second-class matter.
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have real name attached for publication. No
such article will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Thursday, June 2.
Democratic CoBrreMloail Convention.
By direction of the democratic corgies-
sIodsI committee for the Fourteenth congres
ional district of Illinois, too democratic vot
ers of the sever! counties of the district are
requested to send delegates to the democrstio
convention to be held at Moom.uth. 11L, Tues
day. Aug. 5, 190C. at 11 o'clock a m., for the
purpose of plaelCK in nomination a candidate
to be voted for at the November election.
1902. for congres .
Also for the selection of the democratic
central committee, consisting of one member
from each county of the district.
Also for the transaction of sueb other bus!
ness as may proper. come before the con
The number of delegates will be as herein
after provided. The basis of representation
for the several counties will be one delegate
for every S00 votes east for the democratic
presidential electors In IU0O and one delegate
for each additional 100 fraction or more. The
following ibivi the number of delegate to
which cash county Is entitled:
Ban cock.. 2
Rock Island 24
Job x SCHAr KB, Chairman.
David Ttrxbci.u Secretary
Improve the opportunity
vance the new park system.
An authority declares when com
menting- tion Kinj Ki I ward's illness
that "after all kinjjs are only men."
Not always. Look at Alfonso XIII.
of Spain, for instance.
Takes Money to Rnilil Hallways.
Carthng-e llepnblican: The latest
regarding the electric railway that is
supposed to be built on the west side
of the county, is that the "promot
ers" are in the east to 'May the mat
ter Iwfore eastern capitalists." This
is -a weak point in the scheme. There
are millions of dollars in the west
Keeking investment now one bank in
Quincy offering- to furnish any
amount of money in six figures at 4
er cent, for any reasonable invest
ment. If the (Jnincy and Southeast
ern is a good thing and backed by
wealthy men of Quincy, why the gold
brick plan of "interesting eastern
It will take fully $:;.ooo.00) to build
the line planned by the Quincy and
Southeastern ami while there is
abundance of money in Quincy it
would be a difficult proposition to
completely finance the enterprise in
the citv. The banks have some $S,-
000.000 between them, but little if any
of this is available for railroad
building, even if the owners were
willing to so devote it.
The Unlucky Kd wards.
From Kdward I down sorrow, war
fare and domestic tragedy have at
tended tlTH Rritish King Kdward.
Kngland hoped the magic number
seven might turn the frown of fate
from the Kd wards.
Edward I. seiit most of his days
rolling trouble for himself and incur
ring general hatred by his bitter war
fare against Scotland.
Edward II.. profligate and weak
ling', was murdered in prison.
Edward III. lived to see his only
son he Black Prince, whom he
idolized ilie and himself died know
ing he was to be succeeded by a
vacillating, delicate grandson, who
might upset the grand dynasty the
lilaek Prince and his father had built
Edward IV., after usurping Eng
land's throne and causing the death
of Henry VI., lived but a short time
in a court rent with dissensions;
then, while young, died of disease.
Kdward V. was murdered in the
Tower o London by order of his fa
ther's brother, the Duke of Oloiices
ter. afterward Kit-hard III.
Edward VI. died while still a mere
Edward VII. has been compelled to
wait until he was over 60 before as
cending the throne. Now, with the
crown just within his grasp, he is
stricken and may die an uncrowned
A cheerful and entertaining edi
torial on Keeping- the Ftmrth of July
opens the July Atlantic. . and intro
duces happily a group of timely pa
pers that deal with vital and pressing
national problems. In Certain , As
pects of America. II. D. Sedgwick,
Jr., points out the inequalities that
have arisen from our over-rapid in
dustrial development, and pleads for
discipline and contemplation by
means of which to offset and correct
them; J. A. LeRoy, fresh from the
Philippine commission, in his llace
Prejudice in the Philippines, shows
how we suffer there by g-iving rein to
our local "anti-nigger" prejudices
among- a proud and resentful people;
while Andrew Sledd. of (Jeorgia, in
his The Xegro: Another View, with
rare courage anil frankness discusses
the effects of a similar feeling at
home in the south especially; and
William F. Willotighby. the island
treasurer, sums up the results of the
important work already accomplish
ed by Two Vears of Porto Kican leg
islation. Y. J. Henderson, in a de
lightful paper on Sailing, continues
the Atlantic's entertaining series of
outdoor papers, to be followed in
August by The Desert, by Verner Z-
Keed. Among' the literary features
of the numlH'r are Walks with Ellery
('banning, selected excerpts from the
unpublished diary of Emerson a fas
cinatinsr record Edward Dowdcn's
keen study of Walter Pater, Ceorge
P. Baker's The Plays of Eugene
Brieux, Cerald Stanley Lee's lively
essay on Beading Books through
their Backs, and the regular reviews
of Books Old and Xew. etc. In fic
tion, the Baroness von Hiittcn begins
her brilliant serial. Our Lady of the
Beeches; IS. E. Young. (Jeorge S. Wns
son. Dallas L. Sharp and others fur
nish entertaining stories and sketch
es; Kdward X". Pomeroy, Hildegarde
Hawthorne, Virgina W. Cloud, and
.lames II. Morse contribute poems,
and the lively Contributors club
rounds out an entertaining and ap
propriate midsummer number of the
WET SOIL CAUSES
DELAY IN CULTIVATION
The weekly crop bulletin for Illi
nois for the week ending June 24
sa vs :
Cool weather prevailed during most
of the past week and the latter part
of the week was unseasonably cool.
In the extreme southern part of the
state it was not. however, so un
usually cool as farther north. Show
ers occurred in different parts of the
state during the week, anil on Thurs
day night and Friday light to moder
ately heavy rains fell over almost the
entire state. As a rule the rain did
not interfere materially with farm
work, though wet soil in the north
ern part of the state caused some de
lay iu cultivation, and work proceed-
d quite rapidly over most of the
tate. The alisence of heavy rains in
the north has improved the outlook
in tliat section somewnat, wmie
good showers in parts of the south
have improved the condition of crops
where they fell. Over most of the
southern part of the state, however,
t he rain was too light to benefit crops
materially, and in many localities
the drouth is becoming serious. Iu
many places in the southern district
mil the southern part of the central
district chinch bugs are becoming so
numerous as to cause considerable
damage. Wheat is nearly all in
shock in the southern district, is
being harvested in the central dis
trict and is about ready to harvest
To See Yellowstone Park.
The American Tourist association
has arranged a most inviting special
tour of Yellowstone Park for next
August, -which will leave Chicago
Thursday, Aug. 7. The train will run
via the I'nion Pacific and Oreg'on
Short Line, and the tickets sold will
include :itl expenses everywhere
railway and sleeping car fares, meals
in dining cars, hotels en route and in
the park, carriage drives and side
trills, voyage on the Yellowstone
lake and the ascent of Pike's Peak
This is a new route to the Xational
park, anil is said to offer much beau
tiful scenery. Those who have al
ready visited the Yellowstone region
will find this new route an interest
ing feature in itself. '
ABOUT THE TOITKS.
Special Pullman sleeping' and din
ing cars will be used throughout the
tours. The price of tickets covers
every possible exense of travel as
named in the itinerary. Dinner will
be served in the dining car leaving
Chicago on the evening- of Aug. 7.
Several stops will be made along the
line for rest and recreation, thus
making- the journey an easy one. Ar
rive in Omaha at 8:05 a. m., Aug. 8,
remaining in that city till 3:50 p. m.
Carriages will be provided for drives
about the citv. A stop of a few hours
will be made at Cheyenne on Satur
day. The travelers will be at liberty
till 1 p. m.,at which hour the journey
will be continued westward over 'the
Union Pacific. Arrive at Pocatello
Sunday morning and Monida at noon,
spending the afternoon anil night at
the latter place. The drive to the
Yellowstone Park begins Monday,
Aug-. 11, at 7 a. m.. via the stages of
the Monida and Yellowtsone com
pany. Lunch at Red Bock Lakes and
spend the night at Grayling Inn,
Dwelles. Leave Dwelles at 8 a. m..
Tuesday; drive through Christmas
Tree park along the Madison river
to the Fountain hotel in the Yellow
stone park, spend the afternoon and
night at the Fountain, leaving- at 8:30
m., Wednesday, for the Upper Bas
in, arriving at 10:30 a. m. Spend the
day and night among- the greatest
geysers in the world, innrsuay
leave the Upper Basin, drive through
the forests, crossing the Continental
divide twice, arriving at the western
shores of Lake Yellowstone about
noon. You may continue the jour
ney by fctage, arriving at the Lake
hotel about 4:30 to 5:00 p. m., or take
the boat and get there an hour or so
in the northern district. While in
some localities in the south the crop
i good, chinch bugs and dry weather
have caused the yield "to be less than
was expected over most of thirt sec
tion. The prosjiects continue good
farther north. Bye is generally a
giiod crop. Oats promise a good yield
over, the northern and central dis
tricts, though their rank growth is
causing them to lodge considerably.
In the southern district, where they
are nearly ready to be harvested, the
prospect is less favorable. Xotwith
standing the cool weather corn has
generally done well during the week,
thoMgh there has been sonm injury by
chinch bugs iu the south. Cultivation
has proceeded quite rapidly and the
fields are much cleaner north than
last week. Much of the crop has Iwen
laid by in the south. Pastures ami
meadows are generally good. Con
siderable clover has been made, but
under rather unfavorable conditions.
Cow eas are generally growing nice
ly. Potatoes ami gardens are doing
well, except in n few localities. The
fruit prospects are generally not
good. Apples continue to drop, ex
cept from iinspraycd trees. Peaches
are a poor crop. The pros.ects for
small fruits range from poor to good
A (alorloas Fonrtb.
On the Fourth of July every trnv
patriot will celebrate the signing of
the Declaration of Independence by
the Colonists, and although the
struggle which followed was both
costly and disastrous, yet it resulted
iu their ultimate freedom from the
yoke of English bondage. Aimther
very important day in the life of any
one. esjecially those suffering from a
weak tir disordered stomach, will be
the one on which they decide to give
up old methods of Irving to obtain
relief and commence, the use. of that
famous twentieth- century family
medicine, Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters. It will cure anyone suffering
from dyspepsia, indigestion, belch
ing, constipation, biliousness or in
somnia. J ry it today and ie con
vinced. Our private stamp is over
the neck of the bottle.
A Keal Frlentl.
"I have suffered from dj-spepsia and
Indigestion for fifteen years," says W.
T. Sturdevant of Merry Oaks, X. C.
"After I had tried many doctors and
medicines to no avail one of my
friends persuaded me to try Kodol.
It gave immediate relief. I can eat
almost anything I want now and
my digestion is good. I cheerfully
recommend Kodol." Don't try to
cure stomach trouble by dieting.
That only further weakens the sys
tem. Lou need wholesome, strength
ening food. Kodol enables you to
assimilate what you eat by digesting
it without the stomach's aid.' All
If you have kidney or bladder
trouble and do not use Foley's Kid
ney Cure, you will have only yourself
to blame for results, as it positively
cures all forms of kidney and bladder
diseases. All druggists.
earlier both are included in the tic
ket. SjM-nd Thursday night, Friday and
Friday night at the lake; finest fish
ing in the world; boating, sailing,
etc. Leave lake Saturday morning at
. o'clock and arrive at the Canon
hotel at noun, remaining over Sunday
at the Grand canon. Leave the canon
at 8:30 a. m., Monday, Aug. ISth. ar
rive at Xorris Geyser basin, where a
stop of an hour and a half will give
time for luncheon and viewing the
geysers. After a 'drive through the
Gibbon canon the return route joins
the road by which you eutered the
park. Send the night again at
Dwelles and on Tuesday, Aujir. l'-'th,
continue to Monida, arriving at 7 p.
in., and take the train at 9:35 p. m.,
for Salt. Lake City.
TO OTIIKK POINTS.
Those who desire, may go north
from Xorris basin to Mammoth Hot
Springs, arriving at 4 p. m., and leave
at 6 via rail from Cinnabar to Liv
ingston, thence west to Butte and
south to Monida. arriving' there Tues
day evening. Those who do not re
turn via Butte will have a reduction
of ten dollars on each ticket. Ieave
Monida at :35 p. m., arrive at Salt
Lake City at 8:45 a. m., Wednesday,
Aug. 20, sjiending two days in Salt
Lake City, with drives and side trip
to Saltair. Ieave Salt Lake City 8:10
p. m., Thursday; arrive at Colorado
Springs at 6:10 p. m., Friday. Sat
urday ascent of Pike's Peak, Sunday
drive to the. Garden of the Gods.
Leave in the afternoon for Chicago
via Denver ancTthe I'nion Pacific, ar
riving in Chicago Tuesday, Aug. 2(5,
at 8:30 a. m. Those desiring to re
main longer in Denver will have their
railway, sleeping anil dining car tic
kets returned to them for the jour
ney to Chicago, or to their starting
The Salt Lake and Colorado tour.
omitting the park, will go on the
same train, under the same itinerary,
but ending the outward trip at Salt
I-ike, stopping- two days in that
city, returning- through Colorado to
Colorado and Denver, making same
st4jw and under same conditions a
named above. For any further infor
mation on the subject address Ameri
can Tourist Association, 1SG Dear
born street, Chicago, III.
II aw Are Tr Kldaeya t
IV HobhaBptmu?M PUlseoTeall kidney Ills. Pnt
Bifre. Ada. blerlui- KoaieUj U..Cuctfo or N. V.
Tall: about talent or gon'.us on the
stage," said the prompter. "I have
seen more success among actors from
accident than any other cause except
"What do you moan?" asked the
"Io you know how Sotheru senior
catue in for his first success?"
"Yes; I've heard that story. They
say that when he went on the stage
ns Lord Dundreary ho tripped and
caught his step. The audience laugh
ed, and he kept it up."
"And did you ever know how Milton
Itugglea not to be' the great funny man
he was?" ,
"Xo; I never heard that."
"It was this way: Buggies when ho
J first started out took a fancy that he
could play lijrht comedy, especially the
laughable parts. He had a very droll
way with him that took with his
friends, and when they learned that he
was going on the staite to do that busi
ness they all agreed ho would make a
success of it. So great was the prom
ise that he secured an engagement in
a roaring farce and set about study
ing It. The truth is that a good deal
hung on his success. He had married
without a cent in the world a lovely
girl, and the question was how to live.
Buggies spent weeks In practicing the
most ludicrous features of his part and
when he went on the stage for his
debut had done all that study could do
to make a hit. Furthermore, his young
wife sat In a stage box to encourage
"I was there. I had si en the play
before, and when Buggies came on I
expected at the first funny business to
see the audience split with laughter.
What was my surprise to see them sit as
quiet as if at a funeral. Several of us,
friends of the debutant, applauded vo
ciferously, but the movement didn't
extend beyond our little circle. AVell,
throughout the whole play the audience
maintained the same demeanor, mid
at the end of the third net the pi;or
wife could not control her tears any
longer, so to avoid their c-iTeet on her
husband she left the theater. When
the curtain was rung down, the house
was half empty.
"What was the cause of the failure
we couldn't any of us tell unless it was
that Buggies had studied all the natu
ralness out of him and the fun was
forced. His manager stuck by him and
rold him that he would like to try him
in a serious part. Buggies jumped at
the chance ami undertook a pathetic
character, a man who had run down
into shabby gentility and endeavored
to provide a living f r his family. The
manager told him simply to learn his
lines and trust to his mood ut the time
for the pathos.
'We were all very fond of Buggies
and turned out In a body to encourage
him in this second and probably last
attempt to cam a living by acting for
his little wife, wh. ui we loved as much
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H. E. Castceo, President L. TK Mudob,
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Rock Island, 111.
Iree-pcrated Uuder State Law.
Capital Stock. 100.000. ThrM-and-a-half Per Cent Interest l'alti 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.
Ve act as executor of and trustee under Wills, Aaminisrator, guardian
and conservator of estates.
liecciver and assignee of insolven estates. General financial agent for
non-residents women, invalids and others.
BOCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
Rock Island, 111. .
Incorporated under tlio
Morey Loaned on Personal Collateral or Heal Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President. ,
John Crubaugh, Vice President.
P. Crecnawalt. Cnshier.
Began the business July 2, IB 90,
and occup3ing S. E. corner of Mitch
ell & Lyndo's new building. . '
as we leved hciThusband.
"The evening came round, find wo
had drummed up a very good house.
The star came on in the middle of the
first act. lie was dressed hi a thread
bare suit of black and had on a rueful
countenance. Somehow the effect, in
stead of being lugubrious, was ludi
crous. I cast my eye on the audience
and saw an incipient smile. It was
suppressed, however, till Buggies be
gan to speak his lines, when it broad
ened and at the first bit of pathos
broke into broad laughter.
"I never shall forget the expression
on poor Buggies' face. Far a moment
he was really a man of trouble, and the
audience quieted down into serious
ness. Buggies pulled himself together
and went on with his part. For awhile
he did very well, but soon forgetting
the blow he had received at exciting
laughter instead of tears ha became
his natural self once more and at the
next recurrence of a climax In pathos
gave it so ludicrously that not only the
audience, but this time his circle of
friends, burst into laughter. The effect
was so distressing upon the actor that
he left the stage. In going out he turn
ed to cast a look of reproach at the au
dience. Had he been trying to mimic
the expression ofu crushed tragedian
ho could not have done it. His natural
expression gave it perfectly. Every
person in the theater shouted. The
curtain was rung, down, but the au
dience thumped aud called 'Buggies:
for ten minutes. The manager begged
him to make the best of a bad jgb and
go before the curtain, bow and retire,
after which an announcement would
be made that the play would not pro
ceed. "Then came what I call Buggies' gen
ius, lie seized upon the micccss of fail
ure and turned it to splendid account.
Going before the curtain, without try
ing to overdo the matter he made what
he woufd 'have considered a speech full
of sorrow for his failure. Retiring
amid deafening applause, he resolved
to let the rest of his part go as farcical,
continue to net naturally, only occa
sionally intensifying his emotions, and
play it out to the end. The result was
that he was called before the curtain
lifter every act and at the close receiv
ed an ovation.
"That's the way Buggies got to be a
funny man. Before he left the theater
he had signed for an engagement at
ff'JoO a week. A playwright sat up all
night recasting the play to make it
really comic, and it ran for 1225 nights.
Buggies always had his plays written
expressly for him; always drew big
houses and made a fortune.
"Singular," said the playwright
thoughtfully, "that the best, both in
plays and their actors. Is spontaneous.
Hard study may sometimes do it, but
pever with the bountiful success of a
pift of nature."
ASA BBOWX DALLETT.
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
For the Best
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Vice President. H. U. Simmon, Cashier.
31 Per Cent Interest Paid
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' John Cru'baugh, Phil Mitchell,
II. P. Hull, L. Simon,
E. W. Hurst, J. M. Buford,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
Wonderfvil Clearing Sale
For the next 10 days before the hottest weather comes, we will give
you the best possible opportunity to paper your rooms at little expense..-
ONE HALF OFF AND BETTER
NEW WALL PAPERS this season's goods not old out-of-date stuff.
Your choice at only ONE-HALF PRICE. The loss is ours. .
A few wall papers left from last season at jour own price.
Severa.1 good patterns, only 2 cents
Some better patterns. a.t 3 cents
High gra.de pa-tterns. a.t 5 cents
ONLY FOR NEXT 10 DAYS.
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Telephone your order for a lo:ul at once. Delivered any
where in Rock Island for $2.o0 ier load.
MUTUAL WHEEL COMPANY,
"Phone 2171. Moline, Illinois.
THE HOME BUILDING COMPANY
of Chicago, Illinois, represented by S. S. Hull, claims to
be tlie only company that can slunv a maturity in the
city; as evidence read the communication below from
Mrs. Lydia Housel, of Twenty-third street, as follows:
CHICAGO, ILLS. , June 18, 1902.
Mr. S. S. Hull,
Kock Island, Ills.
In response to your favor of recent date, will state that the
contracts held ly me in the Home Building company have matured
and they have paid me $200 on the same, and we have executed a
mort;ao on our. Kock Island property for $2, 000 and we have no
douht hut that the Home Huildinj; company will promptly make the
payments of $100 per month for the next Itf months.
Hoping that the alove information wilj lie a hem-lit to you, lam,
Yours verv trulv,
LYDIA" M. lioUSKL.
Our plan is as follows:
Briefly stated,. the contract of the Home Building
company with its patrons is as follows: The applicant
for a contract pays a contract fee of 5, whereupon a
contract is given him, executed in duplicate. By the
terms of this contract the holder agrees to pay the sum
of 81.40 on or before the 15th of each month until his
contract matures, when the Home Building company
agrees to pay 80 a month on the home for the holder
for twenty consecutive months, or a sum total of 81,000.
The holder takes immediate possession of the home,
and begins to pay the sum
has returned to the maturity rrmd the lull amount tno
company has advanced or paid out on his home. He
pays no interest or any, other sum whatever except
taxes and insurance.
For full particulars call at Room 15 Mitchell &
New Panitorivim Club's
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E. B. McKown,
t Fifteenth Street, First Ave.
of )A0 per month until he
Only Shining Parlor in the City.
Means new papering time and .
both are here. Spring decorative
ideas are always the prettiest.
The most decorative line of artis- :
trie and. practical wall papers is to
be found at our store. Then
.. prices are" also an added induce
ment. You should call at our
store before buying.
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417 Seventeenth St.