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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1005.
? A Child's Healths
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Kickapoo Mjtein Co. Cllertoiririlla.Co".
OUTCOME IN DOUBT
Re tl Fight is Looked for on Floor
of 'House in Efection
MAY BE COMMITTEE DIVISION
Oleepy Eye Flour, sack . . . .$1.44
Fancy Navel Oranges, 25
3 !b. grated and sliced Ma
harja Pineapple, per can... 2Cc
2 ib. Monarch grated and
sliced Pineapple, per can 19c
2-lb. Keynest grated and
sliced Pineapple, per can. . . 19c
2-!b. Keynest, extra, eyeless
and coreless Pineapples, can 19c
2- lb. Bahama, extra, sliced
Pineapple, per cart 15c
3- lb. Malasca sliced Pine
apple, per can 18c
2-lb. Tarapin sliced Pine
apple, per can 11c
1-lb. grated Pineapple, can. 11c
V.2-p. Tarapin Chunk Pine
apple, per can 15c
1-lb. oval grated and sliced
Pineapple, per can 9c
1-lb. standard grated and
sliced Pineapple, per can. . . 8c
ALSO A COMPLETE LINE
OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND
Chairman Daly Says the Law
Shall Govern in Making
Members of the legislature who
guess on the outcome of the Cooke-
. McCaskrin content da not agree.
Those who believe in the majesty of
;t!e opinions of the attorney general
I say that the independent candidate
will be unseated, because a recount of
the votes u the ruling of Mr. Steal
on cumulative voting has shown him
to have been a loser,
j Many of the members who have be
'coine interested in the Itook Islander
since he has trausfr-rred the bast- oi
' his operations to the state capital ;ir.
of the opinion that if he carries his
lci.se, as he declares it is his intention.
J to the llwor of the house, he will over
I throw the report of the elections com
mittee, in the event that it is favor
alle to the seating uf Cooke.
j The impression ul the capital is that
the committee can not flo otherwise
! than report having found that Mr.
was the successful candidate.
COMIC OPERA TO BE SUNG
FOR THE BETHANY HOME
Four Performances to be Presented by
Amateur Talent at the Teatres of
Rock Island and Moline.
"Kgypia," a comic opera, is to he
y.n rented by amnt-ur talent for the
benefit of Itethany Horn'. There will
be four performances, one at the Illi
nois theatre in this city on April 5 and
tt. and at the Wagner opera house in
Moline April 7 and 8. A professional
director who has produced the opera
at Peoria. Kockfonl and other cities
in the state, win-re it has scored heav
ily, has come here to select the people
nnd conduct the rehearsals. The best
talent available in the th,ree cities will
be pressed into service to make the
production of of the most elaborate
ever undertaken by amateur talent.
Is Worthy of Perusal.
The statement of the Connecticut
Mutual Life Insurance company, pub
lished on page four, is worthy of study
by those who are contemplating life
insurance. It shows that this veteran
among life insurance companies has
assets of $t;5.Jt.M1. and a surplus of
$4'2S.t1H0. which is a proof of the ab
solute safety of the company. That
the surplus is not far beyond this sum
is due to the fact that the company re
ligiously divides its earnings with its
policy-holders in the shajx' of divi
dends. $ 1 . 1 ." 1 .4 2 T being used for thai
puriose last year alone. The company
Mauds unapproached as a model ol
conservative and successful manage
ment on safe and sane lines.
Tax is Due.
Taxes for the year li0t are now due
Parties having persi.nal taxes nnd tic
real estate will make immediate pay
incut. The law in regard to the trollec
thm of jersonal taxes will be strictly
enforced. Payments made previous tc
March 25 will save cost of collection
and annoyance to the personal property
tax payer. Please bring your last
year's recent. M. D. IU IKIUKN.
Office with Leonard E. Tellecn. at
torney-at-law. room 5S, Mitchell
for the reason that it must follow th
instructions of the attorney general
while recounting the ballots. Having
done S4. in the city of Iiock Island
alone tin majority thai Mr. McCaskrin
bceured in tfie Thirty-third ilistrict was
Tn Ik. of Tv ItrporlN.
And then one hears there will be two
reports, a majority and a minority, but
there is a question whether the speak
er will permit, this. The committee
i: asked to proluce only the fact.
These will show for themselves. If
the returns are favorable to Cooke
the question whether he shall be male
a member of the assembly will be
put to a vote. Assuming that this will
be the course of procedure, at this
point will begin what Mr. McCaskrin
says will be the real battle of his life.
He is sitting up nights down at the
capital preparing the speech that he
will deliver on that occasion. He will
burn holes through the dome of the
historic building with hi eloquence.
He will tell it to the legislators as it
was never told to them before. Mr.
McCaskrin will busy himself in ad
vance in seeing to it that there is a
full attendance in the house on tie
day that he unburdens himself of the;
story of his jiolitieal career, for the
members have a habit of not attend
ing regularly, especially during the
cold weather, as so many of th?m ar;
from the southern part of the state,
where they do not have weather of th?
kind that has been prevailing i:i these
sections of late. Mr. McCaskrin says
if necessary to get the members out
to hear his speech he will send a ca'
with a warm brick in the aisle for
each one, and will instruct the driver
to feed them mint juleps enroute.
No Authority for Trllniinj.
In the closing arguments to the sub
committee, whicii htiird tiie testimony
of 12 witnesses from Hock Island an 1
Moline. summoned at tiie ro'p-.Cat ot
Mr. McCaskrin for the purpose of es
tablishing the general circulation of
the Hamlin opiniejn as to the marking
of the ballot. Mr. McKniry. counsel for
Mr. Cooke, told the committee that
there was no authority in law for the
t.rocedure that had been followed in
that instance. There was no law that
presumed that the intent of the voter
could lie proven by oral totimonv. un
less every elector who cast a ballot on
tie day f the diction in question
Acre summoned to tell how he had
voted. The six witnesses subpoenaed
') Mr. McCaskrin surely could not
peak for the whole of Kick Island
"ounty. If the testimony were admit
tC4l Mr. McEniry raid hi wowld de
mand the letting down of the bars and
all for the summoning of the voters
of the 4listrict before tiie committee.
lIc did not believe in djing things half
way. It was not f;er to the voters of
'he district to have a few me-n go to
SpringfieM and presume to. lei 1 how
"hey voted. The ballots siumld show
or themselves, according to the law.
is interpreter! by the attorney general,
r else, every man who participated in
'he election of I;st November should
e summoned to till how he marked
'is ballot and for w honi he intended
otinc among the candidates for the
o Irlopale on Thiia Point.
Mr. McCaskrin had sought to show
'n the afternoon testimony that there
As delicious as a Fresh Orange
Supersedes old -fashioned Cod Liver Oil and Emulsions
Guaranteed to contain all th medicinal elements, actually taken
from genuine fresh rod.' liver, with organic iron and other
body-building iiigredieutsbut no oil or grease, making tli
greatest strength and flesh creator known to medicines. ' For
old people, puny children, weak, pale women, nursing
mothers, chronic cold, hacking coughs, throat and lung
troubles, incipient consumption nothing equals VlnoL " vr
Try i if you don't lii It ws wiXL return BMme .
v.-a disaffection in the demoeraiie
ranks, thote not tati3Ged woh their
party nominee having tupported him.
Me. McEniry answered to the com
mittee that he would not question the
counting. 2t full measure, for the inde
pendent those democrats who marked
tie square opposite the name of Mc
Caskrin. There was no argument on
that point so far as he was concerned.
The opinions of both attorney gen-
eraTs agreed on that score, Mr. Mc
Eniry said, and he was willing to be
counted according to the strict letter
of the law. Mr. McCaskrin. according
to the Stead ruling would lose by
the division of the ballots of republi
cans who supported him.
Mr. McCaskrin in his closing state
ment to the committee said that the
bringing of witnesses to the capita!
merely was to show that the opinion
of Mr. Hamlin, rendered a few days
before election, was circulated over the
cities of Rock Island and Moline, and
that the voters in those cities were
governed by it. He addressed large
meetings at which he explained how
properly to maik the ballot in onle.
to cast three votes for him. and life
let urns, as i. initially counted, lie
maintained, iuiiuated the intent uf tlio
voters. . .
Kit In MiMxlnic.
Mr. McCaskrin produced a large can
vas on which he had a facsimile of
the ballot jainted and which he ex
hibited at his meetings. This was
offered in evidence, with the newspa
pers, posters, etc. Mr. Cooke inquired
if the Rock Islander had brought along
a kite. He taid he had not, but he
could send for one if it was wanted.
Mr. McCaskrin taid his purpose in cail
ins witnesses, men who were In posi
tion to be familiar with imblic discus
sion, was to enlighten the committee
as to the situation before and after
the announcing of the Hamlin opin
ion. Before, he held, they were con
fused ; many did ncjt know how to
murk their ballots in order to give
three votes to the indepemlent, as they
desired. After the decision they were
satisfied, and followed it to the letter.
Mr. McCaskrin said he knew that there
was no law to justify the court issu
ing a mandamus to compel the county
clerk tj write three votes after his
name on the ballot. He had filed tho
petition in court purposely to get the
question before the public through the
newspapers, as he appreciated the
value of full discussion of the point
at Issue, and that the more It was talk
ed the better it would be for his can
didacy. Daly Snjd Law Hunt Prevail.
Mr. Daly, chairman of the commit
tee, on the completion of the argu
ments, announced that the oral testi
mony that had been offered was of no
value as bearing on the points at is
sue; that the law must prevail in the
proh.g of the contest. Mr. McEniry
will ask that the testimony all be
stricken when the report is offered to
the whole committee. Mr. McCaskrin
said yesterday that he realized the po
sition of the committee, and that his
only salvation was with the house.
A legislator said yesterday that the
Cooke-McCaskrin case would cost the
state of Illinois $0,000.
TOWN IS CUT OFF
Smithfield, in Fulton County,
Completely at the Mercy
MANY DEATHS ARE REPORTED
ANOTHER ROAD PROPOSED
interurban, it is Said, Will Have Ter
minus at Muscatine.' '
According to the Aurora lJeacon, it
would seem that numerous interurban
lines are to be built through this sec
lion of the country. The name of one
of the proposed companies is the
Northwestern Railway company, which
is to operate a line from Yorkville to
Morris, and from that city to Joliet.
It is also the plan of the company to
'.ay a line going west through Lisbon
and Newark to Piano. Then the road
most of the way, striking Mendata.
Princeton. Galesburg and Monmouth.
Ere m Monmouth the line is to run
mrthwest to Muscatine, lowa The
Hi aeon stales that the company means
business, a number of contracts for
grading having already been let.
Snow Inspires Boy.
.biiin M. Hawe s, the 9 year-old sm
of Maj. and Mrs. C. W. Hawes. is of a
poetic turn of mind. He has written a
number of verses, but his modest par
ents have refrained from jermittlng
them to get into the public prints. Hut
John thinks his light should not be
confined to the proverbial bushel, ami
he has allowed his latest effusion to
leak out. If Is doiiicati to the snow,
and' here it is:
eh. ln.ik at the snow
That ivtr, th irrounil;
It comes fromth sky
With never a sound.
Trains Do Not Stop, Mails Cut Off
Telegraph Closed and Telephonic
Not even a telegraph message can
be sent into the little town of Smith
field, down in Fulton county, so strict
the quarantine establisheel by the
authorities and so great Is the ravage
of the dread disease, smallpox, which.
luring the past six weeks, has swept
the village from one end to the other.
With the infection of the telegraph
ope'rator. the office has been closed and
the last means of communication with
.e outside world has been cut off. I'p
until last week the only means of g4?t-
ting a message either into or out of
Smithfield was by means of the little
telegraph office. The United States
authorities have promibited the stop-
p.ng of trains for the jmrpose of tak
ing on mail long since. Pp to the
present time the T. P. & W. has been
unable to secure an operator who will
risk his life in the infected village.
!Vo Trlt-phont' oinmuuieilllou.
Not only is the village cut off from
t. lephone con:municati4)n, but tele
phone connection was also broken as
result of the excessive cold, the ex
change being rendered useless. Owing
to the strict quarantine it is impossi
ble to repair the lines, ami all attempts
to communicate with the stricken town
Out of the hundred families in the
village there are lews than a score that
have not been sufferers from the mala
dy, and deaths are occurring every day
as a result. The state health nfflci.i'c
have up to the present time been ut
terly unable to check the epidemic.
LAN) OF FLOWERS
California Woman's Letter of Special
interest to People in Rock Island.
At this season of the year a letter
from the land of Mowers and sunshine
is of special interest to our readers.
The following letter from the Holden
Drug company, of Stockton, Cal., one
of the largest drug houses on the Pa
cific coast, is of especial interest. They
write: Enclosed is a letter from one
of of the most prominent residents of
this city. She will not allow her name
to be published in the newspaiers. but
we can furnish it to anyone writing
The letter is as follows:
"For some your years my daughter
has had headaches, which seriously in
terfered with her school work. Until
recently we atributed the trouble to
eye strain, but happening to notice
your advertisement of Hyomei, we
were satisfied that her trouble came
"Wo purchased a dollar outfit, and
within 24 hours great relief was ex
perienced, and the loosening of muc
ous matter and the reduction ef throat
inflammation began. Sixty days' use
of Hyomei made nearly a complete re
covery, which we consider very satis
factory after nearly four years of ex
pense ami fruitless treatment by oth
er methods, and that we feel grateful
is to put it mild."
This letter shows that many cases
4f sickness and debility are simplv
caused by catarrh and that they can
be cured by Hyomei. This is nature's
own method of curing catarrh, medi
cating the air you breathe.
A complete outfit, including the In
haler, costs but $1, and extra bottles
are only 50 cents. Ask H. O. Rolfs
to show you the strong guarantee un
iler which he sells this remarkable
It covers the brouks;
It covers the lanes;
It covers th- litlls.
AnJ even the plain..
a HARPER HOUSE pharmacy.
lt covers the dieils;
It covers the swlnps;
It covers the barns.
And the suow birds' win)
Rheumatism Cured in 24 Hours.
T. J. Blackmore. of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburg, Pa,, says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out or the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months ago and the
Mystic Cure Is the only rneJ.cine that
did me any good. I had five of the
best physicians In the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what It
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other poor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grctjan. 1301 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gust Schle
?el & Son, 220 West Second street,
FOURTH AVENUE AND
Woman's patent tip, heavy sole
shoes worth $2.50
Woman's winter calf, heavy sale,
The shoes are made by one of
the best .manufacturers in the
country in this grade.
Nothing the matter with them
only we have too many.
MT'S A LITTLE FARTHER,
BUT IT PAYS."
Bargain Specials I Satwday
GAIN and emphatically do the prices set
forth below emphasize the fact that the
Big Boston is the store for the best values.
20 and 25c KrrvhroM- Silk Girdles M 25 Stamped Linens for
crlas 16c ard 50 cents. ancy Work.
The sale continues; hundreds of Very pretty Girdles of Taffeta and In round and square designs, for
yards of these sheer embroideries peau de Soie: they are as stylish Doylies, Dresser Scarfs, etc.; great
have been sold since the sale open- as t can made ef variety of pattern,; the 50c. 65c
ed: hundreds remain; .t is an tm- sir cf shlrri at sides afld back; and 75c kmds are
usually good opportun.ty for you to bu.ck, and invis;ble fa8tenings; nOW '
procure a full supply of embro.der- bIackinitet broWn blue and green The 25c and 33c kinds Qr
ies at a fraction of the regular cost; are the coors; cn are now CCG
dainty St. Gall. Cambric, Swiss and on 25c gnd OUC
Nainsook Embroideries, 9 to 18 --.
inches wide, in a pleasing variety of Embroidery Cotton
blind, open and broderie Anglaise , - - - -
designs: regularly 20c 1fi C M UC C" C Per Speln.
and 25c; sale price IUb njrs Cm
; " Of good quality, in most all shades,
. . , a few missing, per -
BMtenberrf Brrvids Wh,tc cre3m and ecru Lace Co'- skein IC
--- 1 lars, with tabs; trimmed with blue,
2c a Y-ird. pink and white ruching; regularly
25c and 50c; to- r Golf GI0V4PS 25 and
White, cream and ecru; several morrow IOC m
widths; a good opportunity for 39 Cent 5.
these doing battenberg work; reg-
ularly 3c, 4c and 5c a n E X O U Isltfl VV J sh "'a" Price on Ladies' and Men's
yard; now C.C " good, warm winter Golf Gloves,
: LaceS S 1-3C. worth double these qq
prices; a pair, 25c and O w l
Hair nd Clothes , u , :
--- Many women prefer buying plain
Brushes 7c. undcrmuslins, and trimming them 5QC Belt Buckles 25c
"" " " " mmm at home; here is a boon to these
Genuine bristle Hair Brushes, solid . thrifty needlewomen Good, solid, A vast variety of handsome and at-
backs, ebony finish; also good bris- durable, washable laces, in a broad tractive designs; all 6izes; gilt,
tie Clothes Brushes; - variety of patterns; O-, French gray and oxidized; OC
your choice C per yard 0;C regularly 50c; now uOC
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Two games of basketball are sched
uled for this evening at the high
school gymnasium. The first will bo
between the boys' team of tiie Dav
enport and Rock Island high schools,
r.nd the second between the girls' team
of West Liberty, Iowa, and the team
of the local school. All the members
of the DavenjHjrt girls' live graduated
in January ami no team has been
formed to take its place. After some
correspondence the West Liberty
players were secured for this evening.
These games will be the last played in
the home gymnasium this year.
dent of the evening was the intrusion
of the A. Z. Z.'s rival cub, the jun
ior Q. U. I.'s. There was a little dis
play of unfriendly feeling belwci'ii lh'
two after which the tj. If. I. ailjotinieil,
claiming the honors.
The high school F. O. X.'s play th!
Augustana business college team this
evening in a preliminary game to tin
contest to be played by the first col
lege team and that of the Moline high
The members of the A. Z. Z.'s the
senior class organization, brought a
number of their school coeds on a
sleigh ride to Watch Tower last even
ing. There dancing was enjoyed till
the early hours. An unexpected incl
The ten-two class hail a sleighing
pany Tuesday evening, in company
wiih t'.ie teackcTs, Miss Marshall and
Mr. Knapp. The- scholars after th
ride went to the home of Miss llessie
Wesson at KU2 Nin-teenth street,
where refreshments were served. The
S. 1. K. freshmen entertained at a
sleigh riele on Monday evening.
The officers elected by the :arli:i
mentary law society for the; ensuing
term at the club meeting Weilnesday
afternoon were Jejhn Detloff, presl
ilent ; Evangeline Casteel, vice presi
dent; Louisa Ilattles, secretary; Al
bert Huesing, sergeant-at-arms.
Miss Gertrude Merk, who formerly
attended the high school, entertained
a number of school members at a mas
querade party at her home on Thir
teenth avenue last evening.
Th dale for the play, "Esmeralda,"
which is le be given by the senior
class to raise funds to defray gradua
ting expenses, has been set for March
17. Those who are 1o take part are
rehearsing thre-e limes a week on the
assembly hall stage so that they may
become well acquainted with their
parts by that date.
BEGINS REVIVAL AT MILAN
Rev. Chester Birch Delivers Openinj
Service at Methodist Church.
Itev. Chester Birch, the singing evan
gelist, is conducting a series of union
meetings in the Methodist church, ;f
Milan. The preparation for the reviv
al services began one week ago and
Mr. Birch took charge of the work hr-st.
night. With songs ami cornet solos
Mr. Birch, assisted by his wife, im
presses the gosped messages iimhi the
hearts of his hearers, anil when the
evangelist preaches in his unique way
(he truth is driven home with owct
to change the lives of men and women
for the better.
Don't wait until your blood Is Im
poverished and you are sick and ail
ing, but take Hollister's llocky Moun
tain Tea. It will positively drive out.
all impurities. 33 cents, tea or table-ts.
T. If. Thomas' pharmacy.
GO TO HOUSEECEEPING
VOU MAY FURNISH A HOME TODAY FOR JUST HALF WHAT IT WILL COST WHEN SPRING
COMES. FOUR ROOMS FURNISHED COMPLETE FOR $38, ON EASY PAYMENTS OF $10 DOWN;
BALANCE MAY BE PAID AT THE RATE OF $1.50 WEEK. THIS IS THE BROADEST OFFER
EVER MADE. READ THE LIST. BETTER STILL, SEE THE GOODS:
For the Parlor. :
Sixteen yards Wool Ingrain Carpet
One handsome Tufted Couch
One large Parlor Table
One pair rich Lace Curtains
One fancy carved Rocker
One large Parlor Lamp
One fsncy Parlor Picture
Two green Window Shades
Two Brass Curtain Poles
For ihe Dining Room
One 9x9 reversible Ingrain Rug
One fancy Dining Room Table
Four beautiful Dining Room Chairs
One fine set Decorated Dishes
Two dark green Window Shades
For the Bedroom.
'One 9x12 reversible Ingrain Rug
One full size Iron or Wood Bed
One handsome Swell Top Dresser
One fancy bent arm Commode
One high back Parlor Chair
One large double Mattress
One full size Comforter
One fine woven wire Spring
Two full size feather Pillows
One large handsome Rocker
One pair full size Lace Curtains
For the Kitchen.
One fine No. 8 Cook Stove
One large Kitchen Table
Two fine Kitchen Chairs
One glass Kitchen Lamp
One Kitchen Carving Set
ONLY 100 OF THE ABOVE OUTFITS WILL BE SOLD BETTER HURRY THIS OFFER IS GOOD IN
THE TRI CITIES AND SCOTT COUNTY.
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113 Eescst Second Street 5 Davenport, Iowa
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