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THE AttGUS, MOXDAYi JUNE 30, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1634 Second
Avenue, Bock Island. I1L Entered at tbe
Pottofflce as Second-class maiter.l
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cenu per week. Weekly,
1.00 per year In advance.
All communlcatlonsof political or irromen
tatlre character, political r religious, must
nave real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship In Bock Island county.
Monday, June no.
Dcmocrttic Concreimlonal Convention.
By direction of tbe democratic cot ures-
sIodsI committee for the Fourteeatb eongres
ilonsl district of Illinois, the dt mocmtlc vot
ers or tbe several counties of tbe district are
requested to send delegates to tbe democratic
convention to be held at Monmcutb. 111.. Tues
day, Aug. 5. 1902. at 11 o'clock a m., for the
purpose of placing In nomination a candidate
to be voted for at tbe November election.
190Z, for eongres .
Also for tbe selection of tbe democratic
central committee, consisting of one member
from each county of tbe district.
Also for the transaction of sueb other busi
ness as may proper y come before the convention.
The number of delegates will be as herein
after provided. Tbe basis of representation
for tbe several counties will be on delegate
for every 200 votes east for tbe democratic
presidential electors In 1130 and one delegate
for each additional 100 fraction or more. Tbe
following shows tbe number of delegate to
wblcb each county Is entitled:
Hock Island 24
Job Schaveb, Chairman.
David Ttbsecix. Secretary.
What, indeed, is so rare as a day in
Do not let the improved park sys
Now that Davenport has gotten
through with some doings, we may
have a run of decent weather.
It looks vrrv much as if Des
Moines had been given opportunity
to test the venture of a newspaper
The University of Iowa has eon
f erred the degree of master of arts
on S. Je Brown, a colored attorney
of Des Moines, who is the first of his
rnee in Iowa to receive that honor.
Now that the Panama route for an
Isthmian -canal has been chosen,
many republican papnrs that have
clamored for "some kind of a canal
have discovered that "the Panama is
no canal at all."
The state of the weather ought not
to be permitted to create any erron
eous impressions as to the national
holiday that i.s coming this week.
which is the Fourth of .lulv and not
Kinperor William's yacht Meteor
which Prince Henrv came across the
water to see safely launched, has
won a great race in the international
yacht contest. It i.s now in order to
suitably inscribe that vessel, "made
Congressman Payne, leader of the
house, was in the lobby of a Wash
ington hotel the other evening when
Representative Issler and his 7-
year-old son came in. "(Jo over to
that gentleman." said Lessler to the
little boy. "and say 'How do you do.
Congressman Payne? The long
word was too much for the child,
who said when he came up to the
eminent leader: "How do you con
men, Payne?" and when his father
explained matters to a laughing
group, one of them remarked: "Well
the little chap wasn't so far wrong
Kansas still leads in the production
of tornadoes. Frank Waldo, lately
connected with the United States sig
nal service, reports that in 16 j-ears
Kansas has had 102 tornadoes and
cyclones; Illinois, 79; Missouri, 56;
Iowa, 54, and Minnesota, 43. Mr.
Waldo says that at least ime cyclone
may be expected in Kansas and Il
linois every year. Missouri shows
the greatest loss of property by
storms, the total for 16 years leing
$13,009,000, most of this Wing in the
great St. Louis cyclone. It is esti
mated that the total annual loss of
life is "75. about half this number
being killed by lightning.
Some Congressional Rhetoric.
Congressmen are enriching the
English' language by some new and
striking metaphor. From official
correspondence discovered by the
Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Journal and signed by Hon.
J. It. Corliss, of Michigan, the vocif
erous champion of the proposal to
have the government duplicate the
work of a private company t2Z jl
now laying a cable across the Pacific,
the following words have beeu tak
en: "Shall the wheels of progress in
the Pacific be shackled hj the cable
A "shackle" is defined as "a ring
or band inclosing the ankle or wrist,
and fastened to a similar shackle on
the other leg or arm." Still we speak
of shackling cars, and so why not of
the "wheels of progress in the Pa
cific?" If the deep water did not
serve to bring these wheels to n
standstill, perhaps . shackles would.
Hut the use for shackling purposes
of an eight-armed cephalopod is still
a little extraordinary.
It may lie remarked, however, that
Mr. Corliss rhetoric is thoroughly in
harmony with the business principles
for which he stands. No more fool
ish project has been allowed to come
to a vote at the present session than
his Pacific cable bill, assuming that
private enterprise is ready to go
ahead with the undertaking. The
government would labor under many
disadvantages which do not fall to a
Senator Proctor spoke the other
day of "holding out the butt end of
the olive branch" to the house. It
occurred in a dispute over the army
bill conference, and Proctor was re
gretting that the senate had not
leen more abrupt. While this figure
is not objectionable as a mixed met
aphor, it is striking in its newness
at least in this locality.
Insurance on Coronation and King.
Loudon dispatches say that British
underwriters will now be compelled
to pay out from $450,000 to $5,000,000
which they have pledged that the
king would Ih crowned Thursday.
If the king should die. says the dis
patches, the British insurance com
panics and private underwriters
would have to pay out no less than
Little or none of this enormous
total is what would be regarded, from
the viewpoint of American customs
and laws, as legitimate insurance.
Nearly or quite all these contracts.
calling for upward of $25,000,000,
American courts would promptly set
aside as gambling- and contrary to
public policy. Furthermore. American
public sentiment would regard such
contracts as offenses against de
In the Newspaper Field.
IJeorge K. Roberts, who recently
purchased the Des Moines Register,
Saturday night consummated a deal
for the acquirement of the leader of
the same city. The papers will hv
combined and issued from the Reg
ister ottices. The transfer takes
place at once. The consolidated pa
per will be called the Register-
leader. The capital stock is fixed at
$::oo,ooo. The incororntors nm:
lieorge K. RoImtIs, Samuel Strauss.
of the Leader; M. 1). O'Connell. so
licitor of the treasury department
Allen Dawsou. the editor of the
Lender' and one of the owners, dis
poses of his interest and will organ
ize the news department of the new
paper. Mr. Rolierts will control and
direct the editorial department.
while Harey Ingham, the editor of
the Algona "Upper Des Moines." will
be made associate editor. In regard
to the transaction Mr. Kolierts said:
"This consolidation gives us ample
and modern equipment, a fine home,
the only morning Associated Press
franchise, and a modern, up-to-date
and satisfactory newspaper."
John T. McCutcheon, the famous
cartoonist ami war correspondent of
the Chicago Record-Herald, has be
gun the contribution to the literary
as well as the art side of the ln-st
humor of the paper with which he
has been so long associated. In yes
terday's issue of the Record-Herald
Mr. McCutcheon opens his "Pipe
Dreamers Club" series with session
No. 1, devoted to the "Scientific Baby,
.amer."a most original idea, which is,
of course, appropriately illustrated.
This departure Mr. McCuteneon ap
parently propose to continue in the
Sunday Record-Herald in addition to
his regular first page illustration
which has become one of the most at
tractive and popular features of the
paper's every day issue. Mr. Mc
Cutcheon has but brought further
demonstration of the versatility of
Sherman W. Searle, for six years
city editor of the Davenport leader,
has resigned his position to become
editor and manager of the Iowa City
Citizen, a weekly publication of wide
circulation and influence. The
change brings to Mr. Searle an ad
vancement in every way, f which he
is deserving. Mr. Searle was reared
in the upper end of Rock Island
county and formerly resided in Rock
Island. During his residence here he
was secretary of the old Improve
ment association, and took an earn
est and enthusiastic part in the pro
motion of public undertakings. He
has been remarkably successful in
the newspaper field in Davenport,
where he has Wen employed for
some years. He has a strong place
in the hearts of the meinWrs of the
fraternity in the three cities, being
now first vice president of the Tri-
City . Press club. The best wishes
of his friends in and out of the pro
fession will attend him as- he goes
back to the city of his alma mater,
to engage as a factor in Iowa, poli
tics and welfare.
Rdaet Ton Bowels With Cases rets.
Candy Catfcrtte. eure constipation forevsn
lOc,T& EUiiC. fall, druggists refund money.
It Is singular how people on board
ship are given to Wttlng. I have
known a man who when ashore would
consider himself disgraced nt risking
money on a national election lay a wa
ger at sea on the color of the eyes of
the pilot who would take the vessel
We were in the middle of the Atlan
tic ocenn, and those of ua who fre
quented the smoking cabin hnd become
well acquainted. There was a more
Inveterate set of gamblers aboard than
usual. We not only" bet on the dally
run of the ship, the weather und all
that, but would conjure up all sorts of
disputes on which to stake our money.
There was one man who always
smoked with us who could not be in
duced to gamble, a clean shaved,
smooth looking young fellow in specta
cles. SomclMMly said that he was a
Princeton divinity student, but that
was not substantiated. Seeing that he
was not of the Wttlng kind, we all let
hliu alone, except a fellow named
Ashurst, a coarse, ill favored man
whom none of us liked and whose ab
sence we would have preferred.
"Mr. Tillotson," W would say to the
man who declined to bet, "I'll bet you
?10 to a cent that we don't see another
vessel this side of Sandy Hook." or "I'll
Wt you twenty to live that there Isn't
a cloud In the sky tomorrow at ciijht
"I never bet." said Mr. Tillotson.
"I only want to make it Interesting
for the party."
"Well, then, for once, for the sake
of the party, I'll go you. I'll bet you
$0i"O even that bofore we sight Fire
island I'll pull the captain's nose."
Every man present took his cigar out
of his mouth and looked at the speak
er. The captain was the most digni
fied and forbidding man commanding
any of the great liners, a tyrant to lils
men and Irascible with his passengers.
"I can do lhat myself," said Ashurst,
"if I am willing to abide the conse
quences." "I will stipulate." rejoined Tillotson,
"that if the captain makes the slightest
objection I lose the Wt."
"There's your chance, Ashurst."
"He's giving you his money."
These were a few of the remarks
fired at Ashurst by those present. As
hurst puffed nervously, blowing a
cloud of smoke, showing by his expres
sion both a desire to jtoyscss himself
of Tillot son's money and caution lest
he should be outwitted. The latter
"Oh. there's some guy lu that. It'
not a legitimate subject for a Wt."
"See him crawfish,' remarked one
of the smokers. "1 knew he'd back out
If any one faced him."
"Why, Ashurst." said another, "he's
sure to be pitched overWard, and
you'll take in the $."o."
Thus badgered on the one hand and
em-ouraged on the other, Ashurst be
gan to give way.
"Will you all see that there's no
catch in the matter." he asked the
party; "that he really pulls the cap
"We will!" shouted every man.
"Where and when will you do it?"
"When and where I like."
"Who's to witness it?"
"Any or every man here, including
yourself. I'll notify you in time to be
"And if the captain knocks yo.i
"If he objects iu any way whatever,
the money is yours."
Ashurst was an avaricious man, and
the ebance of winning the money was
drawing him far more than the chaffing
of the party was driving him. He sat.
puffing vigorously, trying to think of
some way by which Tillotson could
win, but as no way appeared to him
he finally determined to take the risk.
The inonwy was put up in the hands
of a passenger, a man named f'erkin,
who had never been in the smoking
cabin and was supposed to be entirely
unprejudiced. The terms, of the Wt
were explained to him, and he was
pledged to secrecy. Every man gave
his word to refrain from any collusion
with the captain. In short, every care
was taken that the wager should be
fair for Wth parties. The stakes were
not to be turned over to either without
the unanimous vote of every smoker
present when the bet was made, an
even number, (Jerkin to cast the de
The day passed without any molesta
tion of tbe captain. The weather was
stormy, and he rarely left. the bridge.
"Go up there, Tillotson, and do the
job where all can see it," Bald a
"No need of that," replied Tillotson.
"Ile'Il come down when the weather
clears. If I should try it on now, he'd
murder me." v
The next morning was serene, and
after breakfast we were notified by
Gerkln to assemble in the smoking
room and wait for the ceremony. We
did bo, and about 10 o'clock Gerkln
came to us and desired us to follow
him. He led the way to the barWr
shop. There, reclining on a chair, his
face covered with lather, sleeping for
the first time in forty-eight hours, was
the captain. Over him. in a barWr's
white jacket, stood Tillotson. shaving
him. When the smokers appeared, Til
lotson took the commander's nose be
tween his fingers and gave it a strong
pulL Its owner was too sleepy after
his. long watch even to waken, nor did
THIRD AYENUETHROUGHTO SECOND
Free! Free! Free!
Millinery. Our Celebration
We propose to lead the
procession and from Mon
day morning until July 4
our Millinery department"
will trim free of charge
all hats and bonnets sold
by us. A large force of
expert trimmers will be
ready on Monday a. m. Be
prompt. Remember, Free.
.Flags For the Fourth
126 years have passed
since that Famous Fourth.
Let everybody decorate.
100 dozen flags, per dozen 4o.
100 dozen flags, per dozen 80.
60 dozen flags, per dozen 12o.
Flags at 3c each, 4c each, etc.
Great big flags for 6c.
All wool bunting 4-ft flags $1.25
Other sizes cheap as you want them.
PICNIC SUGGESTIONS FROM THE
All this week, while they laBt,
Good water tumblers, 0-
6 for .L
Teaspoons that can't rust or
tarnish, each A.C
Glass ice cream or berry saucers
C for SK
Big gallon-and-a-quarter Pitchers for
coffee or lemonade 09 C
Hsrdwood picnic plates C
a dozen '. w7 w
Glass cream C
Table knives and forks to A ""f
match, 12 pieces V C
Butcher knives 10c
Monday, Tuesday and "Wednesday,
beginning at 2;30 o'clock each day, to
the first 25 customers, five-quart re
tinned preserving kettles 10 C
We sell the Peerless Iceland 3-minute
ico cream freezer.
New Summer and Party Shawls
Knitted of wool or silk, in Syrian and
Mexican patterns at about half the
price native dealers ask for them.
The 5ilk Shawls begin at $1.98.
The Wool Shawls begin at 98c.
Parasols and Umbrellas
Ladies' black silk taffeta hemstitched
parasols, carved t-lxwiy bandies C 0-
Ladica fancy colored and black cilk
serge and taffeta, rain or shine um
brellas, were $2.25 and 52.60, - LQ)
Monday and while they last. . JS
Help to Celebrate the 4th
M'CABE'S expect to celebrate and want every
body else to have a good time on the 4th of
July. On Monday morning they explode a few
torpedoes and a lot of prices get a severe shak
ing up, on such goods as will contribute materi
ally to your enjoyment of the holiday. Read
over this adv. carefully and join the crowd early
in the week. Don't wait until the last minute
when there is so much else to do.
Some Aggressive Pricing
Has been going on in the wash
suit and shirt waist departments.
Note these specials there are
others and be prompt.
White lawn suits tucked and em
broidery trimmed, very handsome,
Pretty French lawn suits in beauti
ful colorings, made in several styles
and ridicuously cheap, at
Fine lawn, low neck, 6hort sleeve, shirt waists
hemstitched and lace trimmed -t f r
you've found it hard to get any for
less than $2.00 these are
Special lot percale, lawn and French madras
waists vajues here positively up to f"
$2.00 your choice, whilo they 0C
Great Wash Goods Bargains
Extraordinary lots of new choice wash goods at
6 cents, 1 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents Yard.
if. For new designs in batiste
" Florentine, value 10c.
or imported dimites
IOC' worth 25c to 30c, pine
apple tissues in beautiful pat
terns", embroidered Swisses, very
new worth 30c yard, all at 15c.
yr For ISc to 25c fine
2" Madras ginghams.
Yard for corded batiste in
white and black, pink, blue,
navy, etc., value sale price,
fr Yard for lace stripe Jaco
41 net and primrose batiste,
handsome designs, loc to 18c values.
We're doing the biggest hammock business
of our history. Larger and better hammocks
and lower prices tell their own story.
Fancy hammocks 75c,
Large hammocks with O
Big hammocks with spreader pil
low and valance, $1.12 OCT,-,
Canvas weave hammocks, full
color, with pillow,
spreader and valance. .
Better, larger and more fancy
hammocks at prices correspond
THIRD AYENUETHROUCrLTO SECOND
for the Fourth or is a pic
nic on the program ? These
prices on Telescopes, Suit
Cases and Traveling Bags
will be of interest
Lot of telescopes for 10c
Others at 32c, 45c, 59o and 73c.
Club bags, handy lO-
Solid leather club S5c
Good enamelled snit cases 1 C
brass lock and findings XmfrJ
Just received a large line of Suit
Cases and traveling bags in the new
styles, and are naming extremely low
. Chatelaines, Belts, Etc.
Very special prices this week
Mercerized shopping bags 50c.
Leather Chatelaines, handy size 25c.
Real Seal Chatelaines for 50c.
Wrist bags of "Walrus, Seal and Ooze
leathers, 'very new and stylish at 75c
Patent leather belts, harness buckle,
Real Seal belts, lined and stitched 25c
Tucked and fancy belts with fancy
25c Turquoise brooches in a variety of
styles, choice 10c
Special tneuttou for Fourth of July perfumes.
All the favorites carnation, viob: t.
helio, white rose, etc., per j-
Tappans famous complexion Cf
powder, fancy box Ivt
The celebrated McKay
combination waist and
hose supporters for ladies'
and misses', always 75c
up to July 4th we help cel
ebrate by selling them at
just 38 cents.
Most ladies know all about them
and this price will meet -J Q '
with a quick resixmse. ... OOw
r.-ulies' fancv colored luce stripe hosr,
IEh: value whiln they lust, pair
.lob lot misses Hue ribtied tun hose in tbrec
sizes only, but aw fUly cheap
S1m:5H Sl7.o"54t Si?. 9 at
4 cents 5 cents 6 cents -
Hoys' and youth-; canvas oxfords this ""jSc
week, per pair
Men's and boys' leather sola canvas Qgc
shoes, per pair w
Men's (2.50 heavy kid oxford, this "t AtZ
Ladies' kid oxfords, per pair, 1.47, f.Qr
1.35, 7o and ri
the shout of laughter from twoFtT with
out produce the slightest effect.
It was unanimously decided that Til
lotson had fairly won. He spent ?100
of the money In champagne. The rest
went to the Sailors' Snuj; Harlnir.
A SIMPLE QUESTION.
Kork Island People Are Kequented to Hon
estly Answer This.
Is not the word of a representative
citizen of Kock Island more conven
ing than the doubtful utterances of
people living everywhere else in the
union. Jtcad this:
Isaac Shi tier, of .12'. Fifteenth
street, employed at the Moline (las
works, says: "There was a dull,
heavy pain in the small of my back
continually, and after stooping it was
all I could do to straighten again.
There was always ton frequent ac
tion of the kidney secretions, which
was very annoying. especially
throiifrh the day. I saw 1 loan's Kid
ney Pills advertised in our paper and
I procured a box from Marshall Ar
Fisher's drug store. After a short
treatment the dull, aching pains left
me, my back felt stronger and the
kidney secretions were restored to
their normal condition. 1 know of
others who had a similar satisfac
tory experience with Doan's Kidney
Price 50 cents. For sale by all
druggists. Foster-Milburn Co., P.uf-
falo. X. Y., sole agents for the United
llemember the name Doan's and
take no substitute.
Chicago Dental Company
Virulent Cancer Cared.
Startling proof of a wonderful ad
vance in medicine is given by Drug-
pist tJ. YV. Roberts, of Elizabeth, W.
Va. An old man there had long suf
fered with what good doctors pro
nounced incurable cancer. They be
lieved his . case hopeless till he used
Electric Bitters, and applied Buck
len's Arnica Salve, which treatment
completely cured him. When Elec
tric Bitters are used to expel bilious,
kidney and microbe poisons at the
same time th;. salve exerts its
matchless hcaVuig power, blood dis
eases, v skin itruptions, ulcers and
sores vanish,' Bitters 50c.
at liartz AiUllemcyer.
If you are in need of dental work
call on us before join; elsewhere as
we can save you money. We use
nothing but the best of material and
our work is jruarantced to be lirst-
class in every respect. If you arc in
need of a set of teeth call ami see our
thin elastic plate. We guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below.
Cement fillings 25C
Bone filling 25C
Platinum filling S0C
Silver fillings 50C
Gold fillings, $ 1 and up l.UO
Gold crowns, l to 5 4.00
Set of teeth, $0 and up 5.VO
15 set of teeth for 10,00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug Store.
Dowt Be Fooled!
Take the genuine, original
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
Made only by Madlaon MedU
cine Co., Maditon, Wis. It
keeps you well. Our trad
mark cut on each package.
Price, 35 cents. Never sold
la bulk. Accept no aubsti
Tsoiaea tute. Ak your druggist.
? -s -- ,' ,; -- -'"' -I,,
Genuine stamped C C C Never sold !n bulk.
Beware of tbe dealer who tries to sell
"something just is good
CATARRH AND ITS EVILS.
The foundation of CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, DYSPEPSIA, KIDNEY
and BLADDER TROUBLES, and nine-tenths of all other CHRONIC DIS
EASES. "More than one-tenth of all the deaths in DAVENTOltT and in
surrounding country due to consumption." (DAVENPORT BOARD Or?
HEALTH) and most of these due to some of the various forma of catarrh
which are curable if properly treated.
The following are a few of the many conditions due to the various forms
of CATARRH cured by the German-English Specialists who have the only
appliances to successfully treat this diesase.
Ringing Noises in Ears,
Discharges from Ears,
Hawking and Spitting,
Inability to breathe through the Nose
Dryness of the Throat,
Crusts forming in Nose and Throat,
cnu ana jvvch.
Redness and Watering of Eyes,
Pain in Lungs and Chest,
Pain in Stomach,
Belching of Gas from Stomach,
Pain in back due to Catarrh of Kid
neys and Bladder.
If vou suffer from any of above conditions call at once on the German
English Specialists at 203 WEST THIRD ST R RET, DAVENPORT.
CONSULTATION AND X-RAY EXAMINATION FREE.
Chronic and Private Diseases of Men and Women a Specialty. Office sup
plied with all modern appliances.
Jfc r .11 '.-n
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VV ---W a mW-j Short ness
Coal Season Now Open.
E. B. McKown,
Fif teentli Street, First Ave.