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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1902.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 Second
AYenue. Bock Island. 111. Entered at the
Pottofflce as Second-class matter.
BY THE J. W. l'OTTEH CO.
TERMS Dally. 10 cenu per week. Weekly,
.00 per year In advance.
All commanlcationsof political or argumen
tative character, political r religious, most
nave real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Saturday, Julj- IV.
Clerk Supreme Court,
JOHN L. I'lCKERIXG.
State Treasurer, .
GEORGE W. DUDDLESTOX.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
AXSOX L. BLISS.
Trustees University of Illinois,
JULIA HOLMES SMITH,
E. S. MAXWELL,
DR. J. E. WHITE.
For Representative, Thirty-third Dis-
WILLIAM R.' MOQpE. U . j -For
County Judfef ii i
For Count v Clerk,
CORNELIUS DOXOVAX. '
GEORGE W. 1IEXRY.
For Superintendent of Schools,
Democratic ConrresMonal Convention.
By direction of the democratic, corgres
slonal commltue for the Fourteenth cod g res
sionsi district of Illinois, the dt mocratic vot
ers of the several counties of the district are
requested to send delegates to the democratic
convention to be held at Mosm . utb, ill., Tues
day, Aug. 5, 9Cr2, at 11 o'clock a m., for the
purpose of placirg in Domination a candidate
to be voted for at the November election,
1902, for congres
Also for the selection cf the democratic
central committee, consisting of one member
from each county of the district.
- Also for the transaction cf such O'.her busi
ness as may proper y came before the con
vention. The number cf delegates will be as herein
after provided, lhe basis of rt presentation
Xor the several counties will be one delegate
Sor every 200 volts cat for the democratic
presidential electors la 19C0 and one delegate
for each additional 100 friction or more. The
(ollowiag thiws the number of delegates to
which each county is entitled:
Hancock .l 2S
Rock Island 24
Jobs Schafer, Chairman.
David Tcrnbui.l, Secretary.
There is one thing1 about Rock Isl
and's baseball fever. It never abates,
whether that is a g-ood sig'n or not.
The improved park system is coin
ing' alon; finely. All indications are
that a good start will be made this
year. That is the way to do it.
The republicans are dreadfully
afraid the democrats will prove in
earnest about attacking the tariff and
the trusts in the forthcoming con
It remains to be seen whether or
pot Spooner will eat his l-afollette
bouillon or swim in it. His toga is at
stake, though, and he will probably
be inclined to take his medicine.
Gov. Yates has decapitated all the
McDonough county state appointees
that are friendly to Judge 1. Y. Sher
man except Jake Thompson, who is
connected with the Western Illinois
Normal school located at Macomb,
and his head will come off in a short
time, as Yates is after him with a
long keen knife. Hoys, you must not
monkey with the jwiwers that be if
you want to retain places under Gov.
Yates. Yates hates Sherman and
will never stop until he turns down
every Sherman man who holds posi
tion where the governor can reach
him. Macomb Eagle.
Gorgeous Uniforms for the Army.
The uniform board of the war de
partment has completed a report
.which involves a complete reorgan
zation of the uniforms for the dif
ferent branches of the military ser
vice. The report, which now awaits
the approbation of the president,
provides for a number of innova
tions and striking changes in de
signs developed in conformity with
the conditions that have made the
army such an essential element in
themaintenance of the government of
the United States and its authority
beyond the seas. In the first place
the prevailing blue, about which clus
ter many endearing and patriotic
memVies extending' all the way
from junker Hill to Appomattox, is
to be finally ' discarded in the active
field setvice. Since the army has be
come a business, rather than a sen
timental institution, it is to follow
the example of the British army. As
John Bull has dme away with the
historic red, so the historic blue of
your Uncle Sam must go. Green
tinted khaki is to take the place of
the distinguishing blue.
But it is in the full dress uniform
that the most radical change is to
le made. The proposed full dress
coat for officers, as compared with
the present coat, is a gorgeous affair.
The noticeable feature of the new
coat is the effect of the wider breastj
This is accomplished by increasing
the distance between the buttons on
the right side and those on the left
This effect of greater width has been
met by a slight increase in the length
of the frock. It is possible that this
increased length will not be adopted
in the coat for cavalry officers. The
cuff of the sleeve bears a one-half
inch cord of cloth, red. yellow or
light blue, for the respective arms,
The collar has a piping on the top
of the same goods as the coat, and
bears two rows of gold lace, each
one-half inch in thickness, with al
ternating stripes of red. yellow or
light blue cloth, according to the
arm of the wearer. Above the gold
lace band on the cuff is a French
knot similar in design to the knot
worn on the present overcoat, and
indicative of the rank of the wearer.
The shoulders will lieur a strap of
twisted gold cord. twisted with
aguilettes of gold. The general ef
fect of the coat and its decorations
is that of the German army,
Another important change sug
gested by the army board is the over
coat, which is a loosely hanging af
fair, extending to the ankles. A
strap at the back of the coat draws
it m. t" the form of the wearer.
Tlvero are no visible buttons and no
Ioo)s across the front. ' There will
probably be no decoration. A sort
of Icelandic lux id of generous pro
portions is afiixable. The color of the
coat will probably 1h the "olive mix"
of the khaki uniform.
Among the changes recommended is
that chevrons be placed with point
up instead of down, as aV present, it
being stated that it is incorrect to
place them point tlAwn. If the recom
mendations of the uniform board are
carried into effect the characteristic
colors of several of the staff depart
ments will be changed, lhe distin
guishing colors, as recommended.
being, for general officers, the ad
jutant general's department, the in
spector general's department and the
pav department, dark blue; for the
quartermaster's department, buff;
for the sitl sisteace, department, grav:
for the medical -department, maroon
piped with white; for the engineers,
scarlet piped with white; for the
ordnance, black piped witli red; for
the signal corps, orange piped with
white; for the artillery, scarlet, and
for the infantrv, light blue.
The New Battleship Maine.
The battleship Maine, which lias
been tinder construction in Cramps'
shipyards .since the spring of 1S'.'.,
and was given her trial test, this
week, while easily the most powerful
battleship that the Cramps yard has
turned out for the United States
navy, she is likewise planned to be
the fastest. She must attain eigh
teen knots speed, the same require
ments as for the Russian battleship
Retv.ian, recently completed at the
yard. In most respects the - M,iine
and the Retvzian are alike.
The keel of the new Maine was laid
Feb. 1.1. 1S00, the anniversary of the
destruction of the old Maine in Ha
vana harbor. There was a delay in
her construction, resulting from the
controversy over the question of ar
mor plate. She was launched July
27, 1901, Miss Mary Preble Anderson,
of Portland, Me., a descendant of
Commodore Preble, being her pon-
The Maine is 38S feet lohg" on the
load water line. Her beam extreme
is 72 feet inches, her draught 23
feet 10', inches and her displacement
Saves Woman's I J re.
To have given up would have
meant death for Mrs. Lois Cragg, of
Dorchester, Mass. For years she had
endured untold misery from a severe
lung trouble and obstinate cough.
"Often," she .writes, "I could scarce
ly breath and sometimes could not
speak. All doctors and remedies
failed till I used Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption and was
completely cured." Sufferers from
coughs, colds, throat and lung:
trouble need this great remedy, for
it never disappoints. Cure iguar
anteed by liartz & Ullemeyer. Price
50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottles
Poisoning Che System.
It is through the bowels the body
is cleansed of impurities. Constipa
tion keeps these poisons in the sys
tem, causing headache, dullness and
melancholia at first; then unsightly
eruptions and finally seriojus. illness
unless a remedy is applied. DeWitt's
Little Early Risers prevent this trou
ble by stimulating the liver and pro
mote easy, healthy action of the
bowels. These little pills do not act
violently, but by strengthening- the
bowels enable them to perform their
own work, , Never gripe or distress.
Let us speak of man as we find him, '
And censure only what we can see,
Remembering' that no one can be per
Unless he uses Rocky Mountain Tea.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy."
DAILY SHORT STORY
The Girl From New York
Copyright. 1002, by C. E. Lewis.
The girl from Now York appeared at
a farmhouse thirty miles from the city
one hot day in August for a two weeks
vacation. It was a place where a lim
ited number of people were "accommo
dated" for ?7 per week and scenery
thrown hi, but Miss Davis happened, to
be the only stranger at the farm Just
then. She was koihI looking, knew
how to wear her clothes, and the hired
Man who swung her hammock between
two trees lost his heart to her In the
doing of It. lie had thoutcht of mar
riage in an. indefinite way and had
thought of a bride bis enough and
strong enough to wash, churn, milk,
make soft soap and rag carpets and be
a practical helpmate. Miss Davis was
IK-tite and white faced, but his love
went out to her Just the same. He de
cided that if she would marry him he
would keep u hired girl and cut the
carpet rags himself. That evening he
saw more of her and fell more deeply
iu love, and his mind was made up to
lay his heart at her feet ns soon as he
had finished plowing out the corn..
There were other hired men around
there, and near by was a farmer who
was a widower. There was also a
windmill man laying" up with a game
leg and a young man circulating
around to sell incubators. It wasn't
three days before the girl had them all
at her feet. One had rescued her from
bumblebees, another had twisted the
neck of an old ram that menaced her.
a third had heroically killed a garter
snake that crossed her path, and a
fourth had pulled her out of a swamp
where she was looking for cocoa nuts
and bananas on the huckleberry bush
es. As for the windmill and the incu
bator men, they came in on their cheek.
They began by offering her unprece
dented bargains in goods and ended by
falling in love. It wasn't the stenogra
pher's fault. She was out for her
health and to break the routine of of
fice work, and the greater the number
who fell in love with her the more de
lightful the vacation. She gave them
all an equal show and a fair show, but
the trouble with each and every one of
them was opportunity. Even a man
Belling the best windmill on earth, one
warranted to produce wind to run it
self. Is 'a little shy about popping the
question in the presence of two or
three other men. If she made a date to
walk with the incubator man In the
orchard, at least two hired men turned
up to spoil it, and if she wandered over
the meadows in the dr.sk of evening to
hear the whlppoorwllls sing as she
clung to the arm of a hired man they
were closely followed by ghostly fig
ures. The usual thing followed. Five or
six men can't court one girl and still
be friendly enough with each other to
talk polities. The windmill man gijt
out of bed in the night to vow that he
would smash the Incubator man tmd
his incubators to a jelly, and ho of the
chicken batcher raised his right hand
to heaven and took his solemn atlldavit
to ruin the windmill industry of the
United States. The hired men swore
to varioim things In various attitudes,
and of course all this swearing was
bound to produce results. ..Not a week
had passed when one night as lie was
wending his way homeward through
the summer darkness one young farm
er was hit in the ear by n cucumber
thrown by a ghostly yet vigorous hand.
Then a second encountered a phost
face to face and was warned In an
awful voice that death was on his
trail, and the next night the windmill
man was hit with a rock as he saunter
ed along with bulging heart.
Things couldn't go on in this way for
ever, of course. In the first place, the
stenographer had only two weeks off.
and in the next a man in love must
either have things settled within a rea
sonable time or hang himself. There
came a time when the girl front New
York must speak up and let her choice
be known, and she was equ:il to the oc
casion. She made a date with each and
very victim, irrcieetive of politics or
religion, down on the edge of the frog
pond at a certain evening hour. Each
thought himself the favored one, .and
each was there to swear that his love
would last through ages. It was a
tryst and a twist. There were a good
mariy twists. They had discovered each
other and scared all the frogs out of
the neighborhood with their swear
words and their solar plexus blows and
their rolling about before it occurred to
the windmill man to sit up and say:
"Boys, I had a date to meet the girl
on this spot."
"So did I," was answered in chorus.
"She was to give mo my answer." .
"But has anybody seen her?"
"Then let's quit slugging and inves
tigate. She may have fallen off a fence
and broken a leg."
The crowd moved up to the farm
house. The red hammock no longer
swung between the cherry trees. The
green rocker on the. veranda no longer
rocked. There was no sylphlike form
wandering around the rosebush or
looking for fireflies on the croquet
grounds. The girl from New York had
departed on the evening train, and she
hadn't even left an old pair of slippers
behind to comfort those who bad loved
her so truly and well.
"Any remarks?" asked the windmill
man as be looked around at the rest of
"Nothing, I guess," replied the Incu
bator man, , "except to move to ad
journ." And the motion was unanimously car
ried. - M. QUAD.
Ho iv Sollctloaa!
He Shall I order a pint of wine?
She But what are you going to
drink? Town Topics. .
To the rolnt.
He You say circumstances over
which you have no control prevent
your accepting my offer of marriage.
What are those circumstances?
Bhe Yours. New York Journal.
Teacher Why didn't you attend
school yesterday? .
Wilhelni Please, sir, mother has
written a note to you a (tout it.
Teacher What was the matter with
Wilhelm Please. I don't know what
mother wrote in the note.
Anytlilns to Olillce.
"iiflTO you any watered silk?"
"No, but we can water some for
Mrs. Mulligan I'd rather hev the
hull family sick than you.
Mr. Mulligan So would I.
A I.Ktle Mixed.
Lady (at furniture store) What has
becomo of those handsome sideboards
yon had when I called last?
Greeu Clerk (bashful, yet gratified)
I've shaved thein off again, miss.
New York Journal.
neverae Sit nation.
Client Do you know where your em
ployer went this afternoon?
Willie Well, he said bis grandmud
der wuz sick, but dat wuz prob'ly Jlst
er bluff to get away so's he. cud attend
Cm ball game.--Chlcago News.-; A
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TIPS TO. TRAVELERS.
One hundred miles shortest to
Chattanooga, Queen & Crescent
Queen and Crescent fast line t
Birmingham and New Orleans. Two
fast trains daily. '
Only through car line to Asheville,
X. C, Queen & Crescent route and
Queen & Crescent service Cincin
nati to Atlanta and Jacksonville, the
best in the country.
Puget Sound is one of the most fa
vored portions of our country. Its
history is fascinating, its scenery
wonderfully grand, its industries and
commerce varied and wealth-making,
its climate moist, balmy, cool and
life-giving. "Wonderland 1002," the
Northern Pacific's latest annual has
an account of this region that will be
interesting, and valuable as well, 1o
everybody young and old. Send
Charles S. Fee, general passenger
agent, - Northern Pacific railway, St.
Paul, Minn., six cents for the book,
and you may be surprised to learn
what a favored land there is away up
in the northwestern corner of our
Scuttle, Vancouver. Vli-torl:i. l'ortIanl and
C, B. & Q. railway will have on
sale July 11 to 21 tickets to any of
the above points and return tit rate
of $-i7... going sind returning diverse
routes, limited to return until Sept.
13, on account of the Young People's
Christian association meeting to be
held at Tacoma.
'J"le.tnt Warn for Summer Hay"
is the title of the Grand Trunk rail
way system's new summer tourist
folder, which, with other descriptive
literature, can be had on application
to George W. Yaux. G. 1'. it T. A.,
1:53 Adams street, Chicago.
Srattlf. Vancouver. Victoria. l'ortI:intl Hid
C, B. & Q. railway will have on
sale July 11 to 21 tickets to any of
the above points and return at rate
of $47.30, going and returning tli verse
routes, limited to return until Sept.
13,;on account of the Voting People's
Christian association meeting to be
held at Tacoma.
!.!)) to New York anil Itftnrn.
On duly Z, Aug-. 7 and 14, the IJock
Island will sell tickets as per above
rate, good for return within 1 days.
Very Kenmrkahle Cure of Diarrhoea.
"About six years ago for the first
time in my life I had a sudden and
severe attack of diarrhoea," says
Mrs. Alice Miller, of Morgan. Texas.
"I got temporary relief, but it came
back again and again, and for six
long years I have suffered more mis
ery and agony than 1 can tell. It
was worse than death. My husband
spent hundreds of dollars for physi
cians prescriptions without avail.
Finally we moved to Bosque county,
our present home, and one day I hap
pened to see an advertisement of
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and li
afrhoea Bemedy with the testimonial
of a man who had been cured by it.
The case was so similar to my own
that I concluded to try the remedy.
The result was wonderful. I could
hardly realize that I was well again,
or believe it could be so after having
suffered so long, but that one bottle
of medicine, costing but a few cents,
cured me." For t;ale by all drug
gists. To Whom it May Concern.
i Notice In hereby given thru on "otJay, July
;'l,. u IW at the hmir or S oclocn i. m
'hTS will be held a pe meeting ft the
stockholders of the National Neck-i one com-D-nv
at tne ofn.-e of t.uid c ninaav. in the citv
of Rock Island, in Hock oiiuU counvy. Illinois.
for the purpose of toting on the oucstlon of
nrreasinir ton capital noon of said company
from two ttiousmil doila k to ten tDousani
.icllars, and alb of enlTginir 'he object lor
wmcn sucn cornort'n was rormn
Swain Pkauson, President.
W. W Hakkis. Secretary.
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cured aftereverythlng else failed. Is
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ren with weak stomachs thrive on it.
First dose relieves. A diet unnecessary.
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The $1. bottle contains 2 H times tbe 50c size.
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WALL PAPER ANNOUNCEMENT
Tlie entire line of new foreign, and domes
tic specialties in wall papers are now in
stock. During tlie summer months is tlie
ideal time to liave liili class decorating
done in one's own liome. 'Our workmen are
not so rushed and we are ahle to iiTe closer
personal attention to your work and the
summer discounts are an important item.
AVe will also tfive you low figures on your
Adams Wall Paper Co.
812-314 Twentieth Street. II. W.
Is to use it
A Neat T.onklct, Containing" a Complete
Colors, mailed free. Address SWIFT
Where will j'oti sjioml your vacation?
THE CHICAGO, IJOCK ISLAND & PACIFIC Kail way is now selling
Very Low R-atc Rourd Trip Tickets
MINNESOTA and UTAH
Also the popular resorts of the Northwest and Fast ly Lake or Kail.
Fast Trains. Through Cevrs.
For particulars call at City otlice, l.Si: Second avenue, telephone
1123, or "Depot cor. Fifth avenue am Thirty-lirst St., phoueO'J.'.
t B. WINTER.
Wholesale Dealer in PUKE WINKS AND LIQUORS.
WAUKESHA AND COLFAX MINERAL
t Manufacturer of WINTER'S CELEBRATED HITTERS.
J 118 Third Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
For sale by all first
C. 0. D. STEAM CLEANING AND
New PanitOfium Club.
Steam and dry cleaning
Bock, Island, 111.
Set of Alphabet Advertisements in
& CO., SOAP DEPT., CHICAGO.
E. B. McKown,
HOI Second Avenue.
for the Laundry
Purest and Best
Blanc Alange, Etc
- class grocers.
with the rhone West 1645
Opposite Spencer Square.
and dyeing a' specialty.