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THE AKGUS, 6ATDKDAY, JULY t, 1902.
THE AEG US.
land Ood once more is running thing's
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 Second
ATenue, Bock Island, 111. Entered at the
Portofflce as Second-class matter.)
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
Prominent citizen of MndUon
county are experiencing much diftl
cnlty in securing1 their releases
jurymen when summoned for jury
service in the Madison circuit court
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week. Weekly, I Some of the leading resftlents of Al
1.00 per year In advance. I ton have been drawn for service an
. AUcommanlcatioiisofpollticalorargTimen-1 notwithstanding the 'fact that the
tative character, political r religious, must have plended strenuously for excuses
aTcrrcnB.cuH,0rpuDUcM.0i1. " they have been required to stay i
such articles will be printed over fictitious 1 ,i .. . , . f ,
, I the circuit court room, subject t
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship is Bock Island county,
U N I 6ni ARFTV
call for jury service during the tv
weeks for which they were summon
ed. Heretofore it has leen romnarn
tively easj- for jurors to get excuses
but the scarcity of men in the liar
vest fields and the crush )f business
which has come on nil the country
people owing to the present progres
of the wheat crop has made it neces
sary for the court to rely on the cit
les alone for jurors. Farmers nn
their farm hands have no difficulty i
inducing the court to let them oft
when. they are summoned.
I Saturday, July 12
( Dcmofcratle Nominations. .
..', STATE TICKET.
f Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN L. PICKETING.
GEORGE V. DUDDLESTOX.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
( ANSOX L. BLISS.
iTritstees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
E. S. MAXWELL,
f, DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative, Thirty-third Dis-
1V1LLIAM R. MOORE.
For County Judge, s
f For County Clerk,
BEX JAM IX FOUXTAIX.
GEORGE AV. HENRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
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Democratic Contiemlonsl Convention.
By direction of the democratic corgres-
slonsl cosmittee fcr the Fourteenth concres
lonal fllslriet of Illinois, the democratic Tot- ean reciprocity, which w as alleged
era of the severs! counties of the district srelnot to interfere with the system of
requested to send delegates to the democratic protection, and the reciprocity treat
convention to t e held at Monm.utii, in., xues ies were negotiated under his direc
o.j. uS. . i. oc.ocK.a m..iorue tion I5lIt hey were trned (owll
parpoee 01 piacipj in nomination a canaiaate
Roooevelt and His Party.
Republican papers are now endeav
oring in one breath to show that con
gress was in entire harmony with
President Roosevelt, and in the nex
to show that the masses of the re
publican party, support the presi
dent s call for reciprocity with Cuba
as against the alleged "sugar beet
senators." The action of the Minne
sota and Missouri conventions sho.ws
that the party leaders in those two
states dare not stand against reel
procity, and it is quite probable tha
the same line will be followed else
where, on account of the weakeningr
sentiment against tariff oppression
The idea is that reciprocity is a gooi
enongn immoug to win a campaign
Rut, as the Indianapolis Sentine
says, no matter what, republican
platforms say. the republican party
could not be any more fully pledgee
to reciprocity than it was in the last
election. The republican nationn
platform committed the party to it.
is fully and explicitly as it did to the
admission of Arizona. Xew Mexici
and Oklahoma. MoreoveK Mr. Mc
Kinley was the exponent of republi
td be voted for at the November election.
at the bidding of the tariff benefit'
1B02. for eonsres'. aries. jusr as tney woui.i oe again H
Also for the selection of the democratic "e republicans are in. control. n
central committee, consisting of one member I '"at ter what the platforms mays say
' from each, county of tbe district. I And there is no probability that
Also f of the transaction of such other bast-1 Mr. Roosevelt will -stand any more
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ness as may proper y come oeiore tne coq- firnlv for ciurcitv nt nnotl.fr
VenUOD. , tiniP thin ho W- ' 'V l,o ..Ui..r
The number of delegates will be as herein-1 . ' .
for the several counties will be one delegate ,orre TO s'""r " anoption nt ni
for every 300 votes cast for the democratic - Per cent reciprocity scheme, he
presidential electors In JSW0 and one delegate announced that he would make n
for each adflitionsl 1C0 fraction or more. The effort beyond sendine in his messacre
following h-w the number of delegates to U hv? Recause he is a candidate for
wtica ea;n county is entitled: ,.,. i.i;,.o
tTanonolr ...... ...
Henderson "5 ca,lse ne knew that the so-called
MeDonougn..!."..!lll!!!l"".............i..."ii7 "'"' sugar interest" was in fact the
Mercer 11 consolidated tariff interest, and he
Bocklslaed 24 dared not oppose it. What do plat
Warren 13 form pledges amount to in the face
I of. the record that has been mrulV on
TOtl-'... "" ...93 I nrnpit 1- r twit It nonrrpavu nml tliA
TM..nmnnr w C? . I I si. ill . ...... ir"IU bj r wim
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It can be truly said that the blood P'mies un not neip.
hounds pursuing Tracy, the fugitive
Oregon convict, found a "hot trail"
when they struck the cayenne pepper
Tracy had scattered behind him.
Illinois Man Who Sees Snakes,
For several years Ed McMahon has
farme.d a tract of land belonging to
Senator Fort along the river bank,
three or four miles south of Lacon.
Mr. McMahon has built a .ile shan
ty on the place and during the busy
season sometimes lives there alone
for a week or two at a time. One
day about three years aero, while
plowing corn, McMahon. was nearly
Mayor Jones, of Toledo, has started artled out of his wits by a monster
on a. trio to regain hi he.-ilfl. snake that made its appearance in
-will travel incognito, and refused to front of t,le lam. The horses snort
It is little satisfaction or consola
tion to farmers in Illinois to know
that Iowa is having a more wide
spread and destructive Hom1 than we
had in this state, but such is the case.
tell where he was going, but it is be
lieved he intends to hide in the Mich
ed and plunged with fright, and when
McMahon finally got them tinder con
trol the snake had disappeared. Mr.
McMahon declares the reptile was as
large, as a stove pipe and at least IS
Reports of the king's condition I feet long1. Since then he has seen
have settled down from lcntj stories the snake a number of times -at a
with threat, trlarins- headlines, to I distance. It is exactly the color of
mere paragraphs with scarcely any the earth and once or twice he has
head at all. This is conclusive evi-1 mistaken it for a log.. One evening
dence that his majesty is on the road I last week, while sitting in front of
to complete recovery. (his cabin, he saw something swim
ming toward him from the opposite
side of the river. He thought at first
it was a dog, but. as it came nearer
he discovered it was a' snake. Rush
ng inside he got his gun, and he.
stood behind a tree on the river bank
to await its approach. AVhen within
20 yards he stepped from behind his
place of concealment. Immediately
the reptile raised its head fully two
feet, and with a hissing noise that
Pierpont Morgan called on the I sounded like escaping steam, made
kaiser. Pierpont Morgan talked to straight for McMahon. He blazed
the kaiser and the kaiser talked to away and then ran into the cabin
Pierpont Moriran. When they parted and locked the dor. Whether he
company Morgan said the kaiser was killed the snake or not he does not
a miirhty erood fellow, and the kaiser know, but he has not seen it since.
said that Morgan was a mighty good
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee declares that
Cuba will be plunged into the throes
of anarchy unless the tariff conces
sion is granted her. The adminis
tration must choose between anarchy
in Cuba and loyalty to the sugar
trust. It is not difficult to forecast
Don't Fall to Try This.
Whenever an honest trial in given
fellow. This has been telegraphed
all over the world and we presume
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it win oe au.n.t.cu Bs v ti.y to EIectpie jitters for any trouble
jv cl I IT r unit l J ;l II , niirinri it
will be by anybody else or not is not
A member of parliament is said to
it is recommended for a permanent
cure will surely be effected. It never
fails to tone the stomach, regulate
the kidneys and bowels, stimulate
the liver, invigorate the nerves and
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be circulating about the London clubs r'V " ""T"?1
a typewritten copy of an epitaph, tonic for run-down systems. Electric
v-hicli he solemnly declares is intend- Bitters positively cures kidney and
ed for John Pierpont Morgan, and I,ver troubles stomach d1Sorders,
should be taken to him as a warning nervousness sleeplessness, rbeuma-
t n,.sh th world--rabbinir en- t,sm' neuralgia, and expels malaria.
iterprises too far. The epitaph is as
Satisfaction guaranteed by Hartz &
-Here lies his head at last Ullemeyer. Only 50 cents
unnn his flrtli: he now beloncs to
. i , x. : . . i k 4i. I Kdneate Voar Bowels With Cascarets.
11 il L fie JUctue Jii - unu, -in; ii i ii v, a . i . . . . .
world for what he thought it w6rth, I0c,a. C. fall, druelsu rer und money.
DAILY SHORT STORY
"One or T'other."
ICopyrlsht. 19QC. by C. B. Iwls.l
Davis drugstore was nn innovation.
It was not only the first to be established
at Cedar Hill, but the only one for 2(K)
miles around, and we were inclined to
look upon the druggist wliu awe and
respect. We were a very healthy lot
up there, and, aside from accident, no
man had lost n day for nix months.
Xo sooner was that drugstore, opened
for business, however, than most of us
felt a yearning. Hiram Iavls hit the
nnll on tbe head Mhen he said to the
crowd: . . -i
"Boys, that drugstore reminds me of
home and of the old woman and chil
dren. Jest think of pills and salts and
calomel and quinine! Civilizashun has
come knockin' at our doors, and it's our
soletnu Uooty to feel bad and buy sun
thlnT Now, some of u.i1cgnn to "feel bad,'
but when we came to buying something
we found that the druggist was doing
business on a line of bis own. When Abe
Smallman dropied in to get a dose of
calomel for his liver, which was doing
business seven days In the. week and
in no need of any encouragement of
any sort, Mr. Iuvis said to hint:
"I iHJUght this drugstore outfit or a
tenderfoot down at (Irass Valley. He
was sick and discouraged and wanted
to go back home. I don't know much
about the business myself. I'll' hunt
up the calomel and sell it to you, but I
won't be responsible for the results."
"What d'ye mean by the results?"
"Well. I've got calomel, arsenic, salts
and a lot. of other .things mixed up
here, and I'm not going to guarantee
anything. Mcbbe it'll be calomel and
We all shied off for a day or two at
that, but .when we came to think it over
we rather liked the uncertainty, and
the druggist was kept busy with our
purchases. Some of his liquids and
powders were in lottlcs or papers, duly
labeled, and some of the powders were
In parcels without n label on them. If
anybody asked for opsom salts, for in
stance, the.druggist would fish around
under the heap of lcots and shoes and
clothing till he got hold of a box or
parcel, and, bringing It out, he would
sa y :
"All I know about this stuff is that It
ain't copperrs. I took a prrct 1 of cop-
peras -on a debt once, and so I know
the stuff when I pee It. If you want
to run chances, yon can take it along."
Most everybody was willing to run
chances, and for two weeks all went
well. If nolKxly was made any better,
nobody was made any worse, and the
druggist did a rushing trade. Then
came an afternoon on which oiu .ioo
Crosby laid down his working tools
and announced that he was "off bis
feed" and had got to have something
to ward off a bilious attack.
I can't say what's good for it," said
the druggist, "but I'll lish up a lot et
packages, and yon can take your
He laid out ten parcels on the coun
ter, and old Joe wet the tip or UIs
finger and tasted the contents of each
in succession. He finally found one to
6iiit his palate at least, and he bought
dollar's worth and went off to his
shanty to dose. Half an hour later he
was taken with violent cramps, and In
side of two hours he was deadr1' A
move was made on the druggist, but
the smiling and urbane Mr. Iavis re
'Gentlemen, it might have lxen pow
dered lorax or it might have been ar
senic. I can't tell the difference be
tween the two, and I have been free to
say so. I gave him good weight, and
he took his chances."
Our purchases were light for the
next week, but In time we got over the
scare and went to buying again. A
fortnight after the death of Crosby a.
man named Ilealy was made terrible
sick for two or three days by a dose of
sotue unkuown stuff, and the next-day
Sile "Warner entered the drugstore to
I ain't fceliu jest as I orter, and I
want sunthin to brace me up. Kin ye
recommend a bracer?"
"I never recommend," was the reply.
"Here's the bottles and here's the
packages. They may brace or they may
lay you out."
"Waal, this is a world of chance,"
continued Slle as he pawed the stuff
over, "and I'll take a dollar's wuth of
this stuff in the bottle. It'll wet the
throat when it goes down auyway."
The stuff was probably laudanum.
for Sile never woke up from that
night's sleep. His chum went over to
give the druggist fits about the matter,
but Mr. Davis headed him off -with:
"Dead, eh? Sorry to hear it, but he
took his chances. I will now label that
bottle 'Poison,' and should any of you
wish to aaU to commit suicide you will
know what to ask for."
We triud to brace up after the second
calamity and were gradually getting
our confidence back when a man nam
ed Grimshaw got something for chills.
The druggist wouldn't recommend it.
as usual, but it had been marked by
the tenderfoot as "Good For Chills."
It proved to be. One dose removed Mr.
Grimshaw from this chilly world, and
over his grave we held" a public meet
ing and whereased:
It bein only a question of time when
our drugstore -will kill oft every man la
Cedar Hill. nd
Whereas. We owe a dooty to ourselves
and them as has gone: now, tharfore.
Resolved. That one or t'other of us has
eot to git.
Tother" was the drugstore. After a
general consultation we made up a
shake purse of $50 to buy all the drugs
on band, and after everybody . had
given himself one last dose of whatever
he fancied the remainder was thrown
into a ravine, and Mr. Davis turned his
attention to other lines.
- ' XI. QUAD. .
r m ,w i a
Wo have 60 taffeta Bilk waists
we are anxious to sell quickly.
We make tlie price ALMOST
$10 waists, $5.75; 7.50 waists,
$3.98; $5.00 waists, $2.98, etc.
Jist 60- in all.
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
An event for which they all watch and wait. We start
this sale with proper emphasis and it deserves your attention.
We make some of the most startling and sensational quotations.
Opening day, Monday, July 14, and continues one week.
M ill Samples of
Wool Dress Goods
Black, and colored cneviots,
granites, casnimeres, etc., w or tit
from 25c to $1.25 a yard all
snort lengths, one-four to. yard
to one yard. Choice wnfle tney
last 4c, 8c and 15c Each
fcr 50c solid grain leather
pocket-books at 3 o'clock each
for pecaale shirt waists at
10:30 Monday and "Tuesday
for 8i brass sash rods complete
20tto 41 inch extension every
pair for tf-yaru lace curtains,
in white only, cheap at 65o
for 50c plain white wash
silka, each day while they
yard for f.5c black taffeta
Bilks, while they last 49c.
Peremtory Sale of Che Goodhall
Worsted Mills Black and
Colored Dress Goods.
About 15,000 worth of fine dress goods at 40 to 50 per cent
60 pieces black cheviots worth
up to $1.25 at per yard, 89c, Toe
69c, 59c and 43c
40 pieces plack mohairs and
Sicilians and silk warps worth
up to SI. 25 per yard, 08c, 75c
35 pieces basket cloth in black
and colors, very stylish, worth
up to $ 1.50 at yd, 89c and 5Qc
18 pieces figured brillian tines,
nice for summer Bkirts, value
50c, at per yard .. . -23c
Ji Clearing Sale of Fine
This is the time when we clear out all the odd lots and broken
sets of fine Swiss, Nainsoock and Cambric embroideries.
At 10 orolock Monday and
Tuesday, good 5-foot step
At 4 o'clock Tuesday first
quality maplewood chopping - ff
A 4 o'clock Monday and Tues
day, pint Mason frait
At 4 o'clock Monday and Tues
day, quart or half gallon Ma
son fruit jars, each
At 11 o'clock Monday and
Tuesday, tin top jelly
At 2 o'clock eaoh day, 25
sets fluted water glasses,
per set of 6,
yard for black 27-inch taffeta
silks worth 51. 12,. each day,
all day while they last 79o
each for a lot of ladies' linen col
are; -(-ply linen, usually 12o; 10
o'clock Monday, 3c. ,
for woven madras ginghams,
value 9c. at J 1 o'clock Monday
for 8o lace stripe ' white goods
at 4 o'clock Tuesday.
-j for men's 29c halbriggan
I r yC underwear, at 9 o'clock
M. Mml Monday and Tuesday
for best nickle alarm clocks,
usual price $1 at 6 o'clock
each ilav 59c.
for 48c corded Kai Kia wash
silks in white, black and almost-
all colors while they
for 8o India linen and Victoria
Ciawns, au wnite, -c a yara wnue
1 1 colored Scotch lawns, at 5:30
for Hamburg embroidered edg
ings, 5 to 8c quality; all week
if the last 2k'c
for women's 12's'o black stock
ings, some slight imperfection
at 6 "clock each day 5c.
for cloth -bound books by popular
authors ;. each day at 2:30 60
for black and white
silk parasols ; chiffon
ruffled, worth up to 3.25,
while they last 11.69.
ladies' handsome embroidered
or lace trimmed night gowns.
At 4 o'clock each day 60o
for ladies' low neck, sleeveless
vests ; 3 o'clock Monday and Tues
for the celebrated R. & O. cor
sets, always 1 1.25 or $1; this
week while they last, if you
find your size at 50c.
for infants' soft sole shoes at
9:30 each day.
for ladies' 15c lace stripe' hose, 3
o'clock each day if they last, 80
for children's 15c tan hose ; onlv 3
1250s left; at 4 o'clock each day
while they last at 3c
25c to 34c Embroid
Wonderful values in fine Nain
soock, Swiss and Cambric
edges, rlouncings and inser
tions no values under 25c and
up to 84c, your choice of all
per yard... 15c
15c to 20c Embroid'
Choice of all 15c, 18c and 20c
cambric, Swiss and Nainsoock
insertions and edges dainty
fine narrow and wide goods
extraordinary at yd, .... fOc
75c to 98c Embroid
At 39c we have included about
15 pieces, fine embroidery
tlounoings that sold at 75c, S5o
and 98c. Choice of all . . . 3Qc
25c for 38c to 62c
An exquisite selection of finest
specimens of the embroidery
makers' art will be found in this
lot about 800 yards of 38c to
62c embroideries at yard.. 25c
Our prices on summer . mil
linery are now marked so low
that any price we might quote
in the newspapers would seem
ridiculous, and as there are so
few of any one style, the lots
quoted would probably be gone
before you ceuld get to our
store. Anything in summer
millinery only a fraction of
former prices and as late in
the season as it is, the depart
ment is doing a hustling busi
ness. It's a clear up now a
clean sweep of everything in
stock ; prices cut ; no figure.
We Cut the
on a lot of these beautiful
SHIRT WAIST SUITS.
They embrace a big variety of
styles chambrays, fancy
lawns, dimities, percales, etc.',
plain and trimmed. Sjecial
reduced prices, 3.60, 2.87,
12.35, fl.89 and 1,42
Black Silk Sate
$1 to $1.25 Sitks, 49c
Plain black taffetas, a splendid
wearing quality, value 65c.
Neat figured armures, taffetas,
eto., in all colored designs on
black . grounds, 98c quality.
Dozens of choice fancy-colored
silks, worth 76c to 1.25 a yard.
All, all, all at yard 43c
Here's your chance to stock up.
We take 500 towels of all kinds
Turkish, hnck, damask and
glass-hemmed, hemstitclied and
fringed, and divide them iu four
lots, at 21c, ltc, 13c and. . . .Qc
These are big values. The 2lc
lot contains towels worth up to
35c ; the 16c lot has towels worth
up to 25c and so on. Pick them
At these prices buy quantities.
Tne making is perfect.
Fine pillowcases with hand
kerchief borders 10c
Hemstitched pillowcases, worth
ISc, at 131-2G
Bleached sheets, full bed size
55c ones, at 33 C
White bed spreads, fancy pat
terns hemmed, ready for use
this time 58c
bargains will be interesting.
Black and c61ored velveteen
skirt binding, 5 yards for. 15jC
Cotton tape, 2 pieces for .... ff
15c fancy frilled side elastics gg
Heavy shell hair pins, per
Hump hooks and eyes, 2 cards
Olds and ends of leather ami fancy
belts, worth up to (1 : prices cut to VOe,
10c and SO
Cube pins, black and colors 4o
Hair and clotb brushes Go
Each day daring the week
at 10 o'clock, 25c bleached
double width 6heeting, per
At 8:15 each day, full standard
black and gray prints,
At 2 o'clock each day,
ladies' 2.25 kid shoes, all
Each day at 2 :30, ladies' .
and misses' fl.38 spring heel
Each day at 11 o'clock, little
children's tnrued sole kid
At 9:30 Monday, summer
The balance. of the combina
tion McKay waist hose sup
porter, while they last,
Monday and Tuesday at 5
o'clock, men's congress
work shoes, all sizes ex
cept 7 at
Carpet and Furniture Department
We are showing a fins lice ot splint seat porch or
lawn chairs and rockers, in a variety cf easy shapes,
finished in rel, gr-eu or na'.ut1. Wa want your sharp
attention O th-se. 1! kO ri .if. t. ev:h .... 75c
Just 50 at pJ'-"' V ' i: j- - ? i '-! !-. t-it-Ml
Some 1.25 fancy lawn wrap
pers embroidery trimmed and
with very deep flounce at
3 o"ciock each day.
At 11 o'clock each day, full
size bleacfced pillow
At 10 o'clock each day, full
For Monday at 10 o'clock.
Shaker flannels, per
At 2 o'clock Monday, checked
apron ginghams, short lengths XC
at per yard,
At 9:30 o'clock Monday, short
lengths, 18c quajity, 36-inch
corded percales, yard
Monday at 9 o'olock ladies seam
less black hose,
Each day at 3 o'clock, fancy f v
border changeable silk um
brellas an even dollar
Tuesday at 2 o'clock,
Each day at 5 p. m. if they
last, ladies' fancy
At 5 o'clock Monday and Tues
day, fancy turkey red table
cloth, usually 35c, at
Where will you spend your vacation?
THE CHICAGO, KOCK ISLAND & PACIFIC Railway is now sellin
Very Low Rate Round Trip Tickets
MINNESOTA and UTAH
Also the fwpular resorts of the Northwest and East by Lake or Rail.
Fast TroLins. Through Cars.
For particulars call at City ollicc, 1813 Second avenue, telephone l
1423, or Depot cor. Fifth avenue and Thirty-first fct., phone iujj.
WALL PAPER ANNOUNCEMENT
The entire line of new foreign and domes
tic specialties in wall papers are now in
stock. During the summer months is the
ideal time to have high class decorating
done in one's own home. 'Our workmen are
not so rushed and we are able to give closer
personal attention to j-our work and the
summer discounts are au important item.
"Wo will also give 3-011 low figures on your
Adams Wall Paper Co.
312-314 Twentieth Street. II. W. WAKD, Mjr.. Rock, Island, 111