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THE AHGKOB, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1903
Probably, showers tonight
and Sunday ; continued cool.
J. M. SHEKIEK,
Temperature At 7 a. m. 00;
at 2:30 p. m. 70.
, Zazaro. Union cigar.
Lawn swings at Wileher's.
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of lieidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company, ':
Twenty per cent discount at Dolly
.' For real estate and insurance, E. J.
Bowling for men at Central alleys
Buck's steel ranges and heaters at
Clemann & Sulzmann's.
-Ml orders promptly attended to.
Jones' second hand store.
A full line of fresh fruits and veg
etables at Hess Bros', this evening.
lNenty of muskinelons and water
melons at lles l!ros'. this evening."' .
For tin and furnace work see II. T.
Eiemon, 1526 Fourth avenue. Union s:.
" Must make room for more goods.
Come and see me. Junes' second ha ml
Anyone wishing to join the excur
sion to the great wheat fields in south
ern Canada, leaving Kock Island Aug.
For over HO years
bit proven to be the Beat there U for
Only 25c. and 50c. at all druggists
F. M- Richtsr & Co.
215 Pearl Street,
4, can learn full particulars of S. S.
Ilull, who will manage the excursion.
Commencing tomorrow( ' Sunday)
the boat to lira ml Isle will land at the
foot of Sevententh street.
Look for the large Mgn on Jones'
second liand sjtore and see what it
says. Directly across the street from
The Argus oitiee.
Our line of parlor furniture in
cludes some of the finest patterns to
be found west of Chicago. Don't fail
to see us. Clemann & Salzmann.
The barbers and Kim Streets will
play a game of baseball at the
Twelfth street park tomorrow after
noon. Ijajne called at 2:30. Admis
sion, 15 cents.
. Clemann fc Salmann this week un
packed a 'carload of the celebrated
Buck's steel ranges and heaters. This
stove has a reputation to sustain and
the great number of sales made last
season' show that it fulfills every re
quirement. Superintcndvnt Lillibridge, in charge
of the Muscatine high bridge, has a
force of men and teams at work ele
vating the approach to the structure
front this- end. When the work is
done the trestle that has been used
in the pas-4 vvH be replaced by a solid
roadway with riprapped banks.
Bock Island has been overrun with
street fakirs of late, all bent upon
get ting-as" much out of the public as
possible. There is iut fault to be
found with this class ordinarily where
they go about their business in an or
derly manner if their patrons are
satisfied, but when they disturb
a portion of the business part of the
city with yells similar to those of a
street fair shouter it is time to muzzle
Street car tratlie suffered for an
hour last evening, a trolley wire drop
ped at Second avenue and Sixteenth
streyt, a section half a block in length
being down. It fell just behind a ear
and the. current was shut off and the
car stranded at. once. The motor
man and' conductor at once went
back and guarded the line to prevent
accidents while the linemen were on
ever. The court of. the Vatican mourns
him, his relatives shed 'unavail
ing tears.' He is the loved and lost of
"I sympathize with those who
mourn, but rejoice in knowing that
our clear Hod comforts such with the
blessed assurance that life is not lost
its influence remains in the minds of
men and divine love iolds its sub
stance safe in the certainty of im
mortality. 'In him was life and the
life was the light of men,' John i:4."
MRS. MARY BAKER G. EDDY'S
TRIBUTE TO THE POPE
.Mrs. Mary Baker G. Kddy. head of
the Christian Science church, has paid
the following tribute to I'ope Leo:
"The sad, -sudden announcement of
the decease of I'ope leo XIII touches
the hearts of millions. The intellectu
al, moral and religions energy of this
illustrious pontiff has moved the
church of Koine for one quarter of a
"The august ruler of .Kt.ooo.oiM) hu
man beings has passed through the
sl'.adow of death into the great, for-
MONTHLY CROP REPORT
SHOWS CORN BELOW NORMAL
Corn is not given a" very high es
timate in the monthly crop report of
Thomas Campbell, for Lock Island
county for the last ' of July. The
growth and vitality of the staple is
placcxl at Cj pi r cent of normal. Oats
are S.I and barley SO. Karly potatoes
are good and they are given in at 05
per cent, but the late ones are show
ing up badly and are rated at 40 per
cent. Hay of all kinds and pasture is
100 per cent. Fruit is poor, grapes
being best at 55 per cent and1 apples
next at 35 per cent. Beaches are
poorest of all and are estimated at
10 per cent of a normal crop.
Lout a l'rlzetl Keepaake.
C. D. Keimers, of Fort Worth. Tex.,
is in the city on his way home from
Chicago. The pleasure of Mr. Keim
ers' visit to his old home is marred
by the loss of a handsome watch fob,
which apart from its intrinsic value,
for it was sot with a diamond, is
peculiarly prized by him because it
was an anniversary gift from his em
ployes in the olVico of the Fort Worth
Telegram. Mr. Keimers lost the or
nament in Kock Island, and is willing
to pay liberally for its return to him.
Grace Just see how much your lit
tle wine loves you. She made this
cake for you all by herself.
Arthur Ys. my darling. And now
ff you w ill cat It all by yourself I shall
possess indisputable proof of your de
votion. Pittsburg Press.
She Mot It.
He If I should kiss you what would
She -I never meet an emergency until
"But if It should arise?"
"I'd meet it face to faces-" Yale Rec
ord. Got It So.
Miss Black I'm disgusted with my
dressmaker; my new costume doesn't
fit a little bit!
Miss White Well. I heard you tell
her you wanted it "awful bad." St.
Retail Merchants' Association
Counts on Big Success for
CROWDS CERTAIN TO ATTEND
Several Hundred Supernumeraries
Will Participate. in the
Tho Retail Merchants association
is busily engaged in making the pre
liminary arrangements for the pre
sentation of the great speetaeufar dis
play of "Ancient Kome" which will
be presented for the first time in this
section of the country at the Kock
Island baseball park nightly, Aug. :.4
to US. A great amount of entertain
ment for the thousands who will vis
it Kock Island at Ihis time will be
crowded' into the iive days and nights
during which this spectacular show
will be given-.
The Xinth .street, driving park will
have, races daily in which many fast
horses will start, and everything pos
sible will be done to promote a se
ries of race events' that, have not been
equaled in this vicinity. Kach evening
the baseball park will be turned into
a veritable fairyland when- thousands
will witness the grand pyrotechnic
display which accompanies the des
truction of "Ancient Koine."
Opportunity for m Treat.
Indications now point to a great
throng gathering in the city because
the magnitude of the Pain production
is such that the people in this section
of the country have never had an op
portunity of witnessing anything
that has approached it in any way.
Several hundred local supernumer
aries will assist, in the production, and
the lire dances, ballets and other
spectacular features will be of such
absorbing interest that the thousands
will go night after night- and enjoy
some. new and novel clement of the
AT THE HOTELS.
At the Harper .1. W. (iordon.
OquawUa; A. II. Hohn, St. Louis; C.
I . Rogers, Peoria; 1. I). IIupp. Kan
a City; N. .1. Trent, Clarion. Iowa;
M. I.. Chapman. Dubuque; W. N. Ilal
lam, Des Moines; A. F. Kaal. Dubuque;
V. O. Hitchcock. I'eoria; Frank K.
Deem, (ialva: K. Prink, Chicago; M.I).
Kowenficld. Moline; K. !. Charter and
wife. Chicago; S. (I. l.cese. I'.all iniore;
T. M. Cook. Beardstow u ; Charles P.
llawe, Kansas City; Robert Ilnllovvay.
Alexis; Charles K. Smith, St. Louis;
Charles S. Smith. Decatur; W. 1. Good
fellow. New York; C. (1. Van Yel.er,
Chicago; II. S. Hoover. Cedar Rapids:
C. A. Barnard-, Beardstown; (Jeorge
A. Lane, Chicago; .1. W. O'Byrne, St.
Louis; William 1). Gurncy, Philadel
phia; J. F. Dager, Toledo; A. B. Pea
vey, Worcester; R. Oppenheimer, Peo
ria; Albert Gillig, Peoria; W. J. John
ston, Gnlesburg; C. A. Lasnegreif,
New York; 1. A. Valentine, Bushnell;
K. Dryer, Chicago; .1. L. Ad:lams,
Springfield; K. R. I bad ley, Des
Moines; L S. Knack, Cleveland; G. A.
YYindenian, Old Orchard. Mo.; W. G.
Andrews, Clinton; .1. Brussom, Wa
basha, Minn.; .1. T. Walker, -Kansas
City; (I. .1. Dart. Chicago.
At. the Harms (Kuropean) F. J.
Griftin, Chicago; C. B. Heater, Chica
go; K. K. Howe, Chicago; W. F. Oar
net t, Port Byron; .1. G. Orogan, Au
rora; M. M. .'Joiws, Chicago; L. L. Sny
der, Cediir Rapids; George P. Horst,
Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace. Chi
cago; K. W. Wray, St. Louis; .1. .New
house, Chicago; Harry G. Bow, Peo
ria; P. W. Chamberlin, Burlington;
W. .Jones, Burlington: .John Hiller
fon, Burlington; Fred S. Miller, Bloom
ington; Harry Oartield, Bloomiugton;
R. Scaltensun, South Haven; Oeorge
Shadow, Now York; Charles Johnson.
St. Paul; L. L Light, Omaha; John
Simson, Omaha; Joe Tohery, Buffalo.
N. Y.; L. O. Wakefield, Chicago; AI
Walker, Milwaukee; Alfred Cook,
Omaha; S. P. Fairchild. New York;
II. 11. Hamilton, Chicago; John I".
llanim, Cincinnati; Albert O. Oood
win. I'eoria; P. J. Maloney. Chicago;
Fred H. Johns. Chicago; A. J. Oifford.
Duluth; Oeorge St mug-well. Si. Paul.
At the Kock Island -F. II. Caldwell,
Milan; C. R. Ilriggs, Fulton; P. M. Mc
Laughlin. SchaUer, Iowa; V. II. (Jest,
Kock Island; Dr. Bailey, Le Claire,
Iowa; P. J. Morse, Pulton.
JidiiK-on. Oaloshurg; R.
Alexis; S. Oowen. Danville:
rer, Sheboygan. Wis.; J. A.
tucky; 11. J. Plrick, Seaton. III.: Karl
Kevin Ids.Aledo; Floyd Reynolds-. Tay
lor Ridge; F. Ransom, Chicago; J. R.
Pitney, Peoria; W. A. Feld, Toulon;
J. P. Armstrong, Toulon; V. R. Hack
111.; J. P..
A. O. Mail
Orlrln of the Tomato.
The l-'nglish word of direct Indian
origin most frequently in use is to
mato. A native of tropical or sub
tropical America, it was cultivated by
the subjects of the Incas and Monte
zumas, as well as by the other semi
clvilized natives, long before the ad
vent of Europeans on this hemisphere
under the name of tumatl or tomatl.
Though, introduced into Europe al
most as early as its congener, the po
tato. It was many years before it made
Its way into. popular.,favor. There it
was first known to the Engiisn as love
apple, to the French as pontine d'amour
and to the Italians as pomi damore.
and these names are still in use. per
petuating the old. widespread notion
that its use as food had an influence
on the amatory passions.
Tl: Sacwd Scarab.
The sacred sen ra burns was for many
centuries venerated by ancient Egyp
tians, a cult shared recently by Hotten
tots and akiiyto that of the holy cricket
In explanation of this Thesperion
e-ald, "The Egyptians do not venture to
give form to their gods;. they use sym
bols of occult meaning." A blac k and a
golden -green beetle were both regard
ed ns emblems of Ra, tlie sun god; of
rtah, tk. creative power, and of re
birth, resurrection and immortality.
Every beetle was held to be male and
self produced. Its thirty toes symbol
ized the days of a month, and the pel
let of dung in which it rolled along its
eggs was a type of the movements of
In ancient Egyptian philosophy the
sacred scarab Is sjxken of as the first
living creature that sprang from the
mud of the subsiding Nile. It was
closely connected with astronomy and
used as an amulet of-sovereign virtue
for the living and the dead.
WILL REFUND DEBT
Rock Island Road Calls Meeting
to Provide for Bond
AMOUNT WILL BE $250,000,000
To be Held in Davenport August to
other News iof the
Origin of "Gra" Widow.
"Why should a woman separated
from her husband be called a 'grass
widow?" asked a young man of the
antiquary. "The term 'grass' widow,"
the latter answered, "has nothing to
do .with the herbage on our lawns.
'Grass' Is a misspelling, sanctioned by
custom, of 'grace.' In the past, when
divorces were rare, a woman separated
legally from her husband was called a
'vlduea de gratia by the Roman
church, and the French called her a
'veuve de grace.' The meaning of loth
terms is the same 'widow by grace.
We tool; The 'veuve from the French
and translated It properly into 'widow,'
but tho 'grace we incorporated into
our language, misspelling it in the
process. You would be technically cor
rect in writing 'grace' instead of
'grass' widow, but it Is probable that
no one would understand what you
meant." Philadelphia Record.
Want) $10,000 Worth of Balm."
Wichita. Kan.. Aug. 1. Or. William
Herbert Oalland, a prominent young
physician of this city, is made defend
ant in a ?10.0ft breach of promise suit
filed In he district court. Eva Doro
thea Oray. of Fond du Lac. Wis., la
the plaintiff. Miss Cray alleges that
her engagement with Ir. Oalland dates
back to November, is;7. .Tun' 24, 1!3,
Ir. Oalland married Miss Bessie Iu
nes, of Wichita.
Subscribe for The Argus.
The Rock Island road has decided
upon a bond Issue of not exceeding
.f250,(HJ().()()O for the purpose of refund
ing the outstanding indebtedness and
to make purchases and extensions,
etc. The meeting for that purpose
will be held in Davenport Oct. S and
will probably call together a large
number of financiers of note. The
bonds to be issued bill bear 4 per cent
interest ami will mature in l'.isS.
The effect of the report of this re
funding of the road's indebtedness
had the effect of weakening the stocks
of the company wherever they were
on the market yesterday and consid
erable stock was placed n 1 he mar
ket that- would not otherwise have
been offered for sale.
Muscatine- proposes to Mgnalize the
opening of the Milwaukee cut-off with
a big demonstration, the plans for
which are now being discussed. Ow ing
to the long fight that the city has
had with the Rock Island road over
various matters, the oeiiing of the
Milwaukee line will be looked upon
asi a particularly auspicious event in
the watermelon town.
C0M0 CLUB HOLDING
PICNIC AND FIELD DAY
The third annual picnic and field
day of the. Como club, composed of
tri-city young men. is being held at
II uber's garden on Fifth avenue, this
city, this afternoon and evening.
Though the day was not propitious
for a picnic, a goodly number of the
members and their friends were out
this afternoon. A program of race.-,
including bicycle and foot races, is
being carried out this afternoon, an 1
this evening dancing will 1h the main
feature, with a cake w.tlk and other
spi cialt ies.
No matter what else has failed In
relieve you. 1lie Anchor Pain Fspelier
will succeed. It represents the high
est skill and knowledge of today. For
rheumatism, neuralgia, pains in the.
side, chest and joints. L'5 and 50 cent-.
Yne & Mc Com
and You'll Go &ihad
Coniti eyed Price
THINGS YOU N E
AT SPECIAL SAVINGS!
Interesting Items In Wash Goods
30 Inch Lawn Batistes and Dimi
ties, plain and fancy designs. In
very dainty patterns and color
Irgs (none reserved) regular!
sold 12UC and 13c a yard. Wo
offer your choice cf all
at, per yard
30 inch Stradella novelties, silver
tissues. In oriental designs and
stripes. A very fine sheer fab
ric, regulaily sold at 2Sc, we offer
your choice of all "1
at, per yard 1 Jt
30 inch St. Gall Dotted Swiss with
colored polka dots and fancy
lace stripes, plain white ground,
the ideal fabric of every stason.
Regularly pold at 50c. We offer
you choice of all o
at, per yard 3 (s
30 inch Monaseline De Soie In
oriental designs, scrolls and
fancy figured patterns, with pret
ty colorings (only 3 patterns
left) regularly sold at 45c. We
offer you choice of any 1 Q
at, per yard 1C
Money Saving at this time of the year in
Colored Wool Dress Goods
40 inh Frerch Voiles, strictly all
wool in th following shades:
Tan. ltoynl Ulue Cream White,
Cardinal, Rn ? .la, Light Grey ar:l
Black. This fabric is particular
ly light weight and sheer. Regu
larly sold at 75c. We offer your
choice of all j O
at, per yard nOw
40 inch all wool Albatross, mostly
all colors, res'tlnr J" foiu at ot.
We offer your choice of all
at, per yard
42 inch all wool Black Serge, worth
o9c, special for this fir
sale, at JOU
45 Inch Black all wool Eramine,
woven with the round heavy
twine, worth 98c per yard. For
this sale CCp
only sJ JKs
$1.25 Black Taffeta Silk, 3G inch
with a fin lustre, wear 7fl
guaranteed, yd. only
5C0 yds. of Kai Kai Wash Silk in all
tho new dainty stripes,
at per yard, 25c and. . .
Ladies Suit Department
Ladies' Walking Skirt of good kilt
ed bottom, 4 rows graduated
trimming of same material, form
ing panel front. Comes in grey,
blue and blacks. Our regular
All white and colcred Wash
Skirts must go. Price is no object
row. We must make room for our
fall and winter stock, which is now
teiDg made for us so come and buy
your Wash Skirts for almost your
All colored Shirt Waist in all dif
ferent clothes and all sizes, worth
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50,
$1.00 and $1.25 White Waists in
lawns and piqiees and rovelties.
All new styles both in trimmings
and shaoes. All sizes from to
40. Clorg out the entire
Best qua'llics in lijht Percale
Wrappers, all lined and trimmed
in the height of fashion.
Worth $l.oo, $1.25 and "VOr
: $1.50, all'on .one table. .. JU
200 vards Mill Remnants of Red
Table Linens in lengths fro 2- to
C yards. This week,
00 yards Mill Remnants of het
Turkey Red Table Linens in
checks and floral pattern?,
lengths from 2 to 5 yards.
This week, per yd
Bleached Turkish Towels extra
large tire, 20 by 40 inches, al
ways sold at 2'ic.
This week each
Unbleached Turkish Towels, large
size and good quality, regular 15c
This week, each 11C
Pine corded and checked white
Dimities, worth up to 20c a yard.
Just half price.
This week, per yard . . . .
One lot of fancy white goods worth
up to 25c, open work stripes and
lace effects. While they 1 r
last. This week, per yd. . A3C
PORCH and WINIOW SUADruS
Vudor Porch Shades, they make
the porch the coolest, coziest and
most desirable of living rooms for
the heated season. They are in
every sense artistic and add to the
appearance of the porch as well as
to its comfort.
Kuc id Mx enm. nui lira Wil
ana vuaateno hiiiib mm or
$2.50 GxS size,
$3.50 SxS size,
$5.00 10x8 sizo,
Horse Covers and
Horse Covers in woven and printed
S5c valuo at
Horse Covers in extra
weave and fast color,
$1.50 value at
All our 50c, 75c and $1.00 Cotton
Flanks of assorted colors OA
your choice, each OVC
All our fine leather Flanks, worth
$1.75, for a very special, QQ
your choice for sOC
Headquarters for Ball Bros. Mas
on fruit jars. Purchase the best
They cost no more than others.
Ball Bros, pint jars,
Ball Bros, quart
Fine top .
Ball Bros, one-half
Men fs Furnishing
20 dozen Mens' Fancy Percales and
Madras Shirts. $1.00 and $125
quality, a'l in one lot, 70o
Mens' Linen Collars, up-to-date
styles standing and 0
turn-down, all sizes OC
Why pay 25c for a good Suspender
when we offer 1 1
50 doz. Mens" Seamless Sox in
Blacks and Tans, 7 f
ail sizes C
Gents' Balbriggan Underwear Shirt
and Drawers. Qr
50c values, for OU
We can save you money on
Canvrss Telescopes, 14 in.,
A regular 50c
not all sizes
During this sale we will sell you
R. 4c II. Thompson's glove fining
Just rite and Flexabone
Ferris Bros. Waists for
Ferris Bros. Waists for
20c reduction on all our fine Cut
L'Oe reduction on Watches.
Watches cleaned and guaranteed
Sewing Machines at Reduced Prices.
House Furnishing Department
50 foot good garden
hose, coupled up
Guaranteed garden hose,
10c and 12c values,
special price, per ft
per dozen . . .
Large Sponges, 25c and
35c value, for
2 brass burner Gasoline QJ
Stoves t-y 4
Special Clearing Prices on all Large Gasoline Stoves
Refrigerators and Ice Chests at 20 Per' Cent Discount
Why pay $45 and $50 for a sewing
machine when we can nell you
the best improved ball-bearing
easy running machine for loss
than half. Fvery machine is
guaranteed by us to give perfect
Satisfaction or your money re
turned. Note our low prices:
Defiance 5 draw drop Q QC
head machine J
New Royal 5 draw head
with nickel plated at- J QC
taehments 1 J7J
Our Young & McComhs' 5 drawer
drop head hall bearing easy run
ning with all the latest improved
nickel plated attachments that
apents sell for $45.00 and $50.0.
Our special low
Second Floor Elevator.
Croquet Go. 4 balls, varnished 39c
Croquet Set 6 balls, varnished 59c
Croquet Set, 8 balls, varnished 72c
Good colored woven Hammock 42c
Good colored woven Hammock 50c
Extra large woven Hammock.. 82c
Boys' Catchers Mitts 19c
Boys' Catchers Mask 19c
Standard size Catchers Mitt.. 45c
Harwood League Ball 25c
Boys' Oak Base Bail Bat 8c
Standard league Base Ball Bat 25c