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THE 'AHCfTTS, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1903.
RECORD IS GOOD
Until Noon Today No Serious
acciaenis ne- ... . i
LOTS OF NOISE BUT ORDER
Cars Not Molested . as Last Year
Some Caps Placed on Track
While the Fourth, and the late hours
of the third as well, were noisy
enough to suit every one, the day was
remarkable in that up to noon today
no serious accidents had been report
ed in Rock Island. The sale of fire
works and explosives was large, and
the stores were still doing a good busi
ness today, though at slightly reduced
prices. It is hard to account for the
fact that no accidents have occurred,
except that it is due to greater care
being exercised In the use of firecrack
ers and torpedo caps. Small boys
hardly in their teens were seen on the
streets with blank shooters and re
volvers, and it will be remarkable if
eome serious accident does not occur
Cars Himt Mlatd.
One" noticeable thing was that few
torpedoes were plaeed on the car
tracks today as was done last year.
Mayor McCaskrfn issued strict orders
that any one placing these caps on
the tracks should be arrested. A few
young men celebrated in this manner
late last evening, but there were very
few people on the cars, and no atten
tion was paid to this violation of the
The showers this morning made it
necessary to postpone the baseball
game until tomrrow afternoon, when
Rock Island and Davenport will play
&t the Davenport park. It is doubtful
whether the game this afternoon will
be played or not, and on the conditions
of the weather depends the race meet
at the Ninth street park also. The
rain did not interfere with the attend
ance of the amusement resorts seri
ously, and many of those who had
planned to spend the day at the Tower
or at other parks of the three cities,
carried out their intentions in spite of
DESTROYING" THE TIMOTHY
Mysterious Worm that Eats Heads
From the Hay Crop.
There are a number of farmers in
the northern part of the state wno
rtaud to lose considerable this year
. v ...... n li thu ravattS of a voracious
calorpiller which is denuding the, .tim
othy crop of its beads. The pest made
its first appearance several weeks ago
ami in some fields has stripped the
heads from the grass completely., The
farmrs v-ay that the crop in the in
fested fields has been practically ru
ined. None of the local scientists
Feem to be able to give a name to the
worm, which is about two Inches in
length, bright green in coior and de
void of the hairy covering present in
most species of caterpillers.
Down in Henry county some of the
We Offer Specially:
'ouiiJ . .
WALTER nr. ;tr V-
HAMS 7I- JV ,
pound " Hums
r.verythfntf the Beat at the
Harris & Hess
Grocery Co .
Cor. Eighteenth st A Third ave.
OU 'Pimm 45
New 'P MM Ml &S23
farmers hawe sent specimens of the
worm to the agricultural college at
Urbana for identification. In reply
thev received a leter saying that the
entomologists .were not able to name
toe specimen, and asked for others to-
gether with all the facts relating to
habJtg and the manner of thelr
coming: that could be collected. -
Davenport Man Seriously Injured Dog
Gets Head Blown Off By Cannon
H. C. Thomson, bookkeeper in the
German Savings bank of Davenport
was out in the yard at his Fourteenth
street home this morning picking flow
ers, when a bullet struck him in the
back. This proved to be a serious In
Jury. The missle did not come direct,
it is believed, as he was leaning over
when it struck him.
A large Newfoundland dog in Daven
port had his head blown to pieces this
morning by a cannon cracker. The
cracker was lighted and thrown Into
the "street and the dog walked up to
smell of it.
D. Little of Davenport was the vic
tim of a cannon cracker last night,
losing a thumb and two fingers.
A canvas of Moline shortly after
noon failed to reveal any serious acci
dents in that city.
Insure with McKee.
2ibia lighted delighted.
Zazaro la there, call for it.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Trl-CIty Towel Supply company.
Go to Muscatine on J. S. July 4th.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb'a.
Fpr bus or express, jipencer & Trefz.
Ice cream and Ice cream soda at
Peterson's, 1314 Third avenue.
W. ILSiemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 5746.
Attend. Canton Star No. 8. IO. O. F.
moonlight excursion Monday evening.
Music and dancing. ,.
Monthly deposits in the Rock Island
Mutual Building, Loan & Savings Asso
ciation earn seven per cent.
Subscribe for stock in the 25th anni
versary series of the Rock Island Mu
tual Building, Ixtan Savings associa
tion. Don't miss the moonlight excursion
Monday evening, July 10, on steamer
Columbia, by Canton Star No. 8, I. O.
The steamer Columbia will make an
afternoon excursion to Muscatine and
return Saturday, July 8, at 4:15 p. m.
Fare, only 50 cents round trip.
Have vour clothes cleaned, pressed
and repaired by Beal & Schmltt, Illi
nois theatre building. They make a
specialty of doing this kind of work.
Phone 716 L.
Spend a pleasant afternoon and eve
ning on the steamer Columbia to Mus
catine and return Saturday, July 8 at
4:15 p. m., returns at 10:30 p. m. Fare,
round trip, 50 cents.
Photographs at reduced prices for
30 days only; $5 per dozen photos at
$3; $4 per dozen photos at $2.50. Best
finish, all work guaranteed, E. N. Kerr,(
18o7Vfe Second avenue. '
H. Horblit has purchased James
Carl's stock of notions and dry goods
and will hereafter conduct the store as
heretofore at the same number, 2929
Fifth avenue. Your patronage soli
There will be no services at the
Broadway Presbyterian church on
Wednesday evening, but on Friday
evening at 7:30 o'clock Dr. W. S. Mar
quis will conduct services preparatory
Kilt three . trda with one stone by
making monthly deposits in The Rock
Island Mutual Building, Loan & aav
Association. 1. a high rate of in
terest. 2, local labor given employ
ment, 3. you help a deserving family
to acquire a home and aid in the city's
One Lady's Recommendation Sold
Fifty Boxes of Chamberlains
Stomach and Liver Tablets.
I have. I believe, sold fifty boxes
of Chamberlain s Stomach and Liver
Tablets on the recommendation of one
lady here, who first bought a box ol
them about a year ago. She never
tires of telling her neighbors ana
friends about the good qualities of
these tablets P. M. Shore, druggist,
nwcter lnd The pleasant purga
tive effect of these tablets makes
them a favorite with ladies every
where. For sale by leading druggists.
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured.
L. Wagner, w holesale druggist. Rich
mond. Va.. says: "I had a fearful a,
tack of sciatic rheumatism, was laid
up almost two months; was fortunate
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured me after doctor's
-.rirHrms had failed to have any
effect. I have also heard of fine re-
c.ii. frm others who have used 1U
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island. Gust scniegei sou,
20 West Second street. Davenport.
Spoiled Her Beauty.
Harriet Howard, of 2u9 West Thir-
vfnrth street. New York, at one
time had her beauty spoiled with skin
irm.i.u She writes: I nad sail
rheum or eczema for years, hut noth
in would cure It. until I used Buck
lin's Arnica Salve." A quick and sure
healer for cuts, burns and sores. 25
cents at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
? store. - -
To Be Observed This. Year as
Usual With Picnic at
THOUSANDS WILL ATTEND
Prominent Speakers Engaged to Assist
in Celebrating Anniversary of
Battle of Boyne.
Orangemen of Rock Island and Mer
cer counties will celebrate their
"Fourth of July" in their usual manner
with a grand picnic at Little's grove
north of Preemption Wednesday. July
12. As In the past It will be the big
gest celebration of the year in this vi
cinity. Big posters which are being distri
buted announcing the event state that
besides the 15,000 to 18.000 people who
annually attend the picnics, many oth
ers living at a distance have been
heard from this year, indicating an in
tention to come and assist in the cele
bration of the battle of the Boyne, at
the 28th annual picnic given by the
Orangement of Preemption. To such
a warm welcome is extended.
Good Speaker AimimmL.
The speaking will begin at 1 p. m.,
and the orators of the day will include
C. J. Searle. of this city; Dr. Joe Bell,
of Galeshurg. and Rev. C. F. "Crane, of
Preemption. J. P. Johnston will be
president of the day and Foster Arm
strong superintendent of grounds.
There will be a concert program by
Bleuer's band. Numerous refreshment
stands, merry-go-rounds and other pic
nic Institutions will be in operation.
Hacks will connect with trains on the
Mercer county branch at Preemption.
ON TO CONVENTION
Attend Epworth League Meeting in the
West Party Will Visit Other
Cities Before Returning.
Delegates left Jast evening, at 7:20
o'clock on the Burlington for the Ep
worth League convention at Denver, as
representatives of the tri-clties and vi
cinity. The party was in charge of
Rev. J. B. Rutter of the Spencer Memo
rial M. E. church, and will go to Pueblo
first, then to Colorado Springs, and la
ter to the convention city.
Those who went from Rock Island
were the Misses Amy Henderson,
Grace Noftsker, Jennie Taylor, Jennie
Collins, Alice Thompson. Harriet Hen
derson, Leonora Witherspoon, 'Mamie
Dodge Cook, Jessie Rutter, and Rev.
J. B. Rutter; from Moline, Rev. An
drew Arthur, Mr. Bloomquist, the Mts
ses Maud Paden, Adah Wiser, Mabel
Benson. Emily Corrin, Jessie Wake;
and Bessie Cook. The Mes.lames Alice
and Verne Mclllvaiiia, of Walnut, 111.
Mrs. Fluke, of Davenport, ansa rior
ence Svford. Port Byron, Miss Emma
Shellman. Rev. Raymond Rush, Colona,
were also on the train.
ALLEGED FARMERS TAKE IN LAWYERS AT
MACOMB BY MEANS
Macomb, 111., July 4. One of the
shrewdest tricks practiced lately to ac
cumulate some money in an Illegiti
mate way was worked here, well
know firms of atorneys being taken
in for $S5 each. It was a trick never
before worked in this section or any
where else so far as has been learned.
A few days ago Elting & O Hara,
well known atorneys here, received a
letter from James Sherman, at Bush-
nell. In which he stated that he naa
sold a horse to George W. Carpenter,
of near Vermont, receiving $250 for
the same. Continuing, the letter stat
ed that Carpenter was now claiming
the horse was not as represented and
he had had a severe fist fight with
Carpfh'tr an expected to go to law
in the matter. He wanted to settle the
difficultv amicably, if posibie. but if
not he would filu it out in the courts.
as he was not-goiug to be beat In that
manner. Howevtr, . he would offer a
settlement of $200 if it could be ad
justed in that way. He enclosed a
rheck for $200. made payable to the
attorneys. In the meantime they tele-
Dhoned to Bushnell and learned that
the check was good.
In this way the matter sool for the
time being, the attorneys waiting fur
ther movements iu the matter.
A day or two later a stranger en
tered the law office of Vose & Creel,
another well known firm of attorneys.
and gave his name as George W. Car
penter. He said he had purchased a
horse of James Sherman, of Bushnell,
for $250. and they had hid trouble
over the matter. Sherman claiming the
horse was all that was represented to
be. He Insisted that it was not. but
that rather than have any trouble he
would try and compromise the matter.
Continuing, he said that he had un
derstood Sherman had retained Elting
& O'Hara. of this city, for his attor
neys and that he would prefer to make
a settlement if posibie to do o;, If
not he would fight the case. Vose &
Creel, or one of them, representing the
law firm, then went to the offlce of
Elting & O'Hara. Carpenter remain
ing In the office of the attorneys while
he was gone. An agreement was
reached between the two firms of at
torneys whereby the check wa3 to be
EPWORTH LEAGUERS TO
MEET AT DENVER, COL
Twenty Thousand Members Expected
to Attend Sessions This
The Interested eyes of a- million en
thusiastic Epworth Leaguers are turn
ed upon Denver this week. The sev
enth international convention of the
Epworth League will be called to or
der Wednesday and the ensuing pro
ceedings will be the theme of conver
sation in. Methodist homes all over the
The official program of the confer
ence covers four days of song and ser
vice meetings, but the diversions and
instructions may be extended a day
or so longer. Fifteen thousand Ep
worth Leaguers, and possibly 20-.000
will be present. Solid vestibule trains
will be run from Boston, New York.
Philadelphia, Chicago. Cincinnati and
other cities. Never have the Metho
dists of the Rocky Mountain section
taken such interest in a religious
Gov. McDonald has written his wel
come and is expected to honor the con
vention with his presence. Gov. I loch
of Kansas and Gov. Hanly of Indiana,
Guy Mark Pearse of England. Bishops
Spellmeyer, Joyce, Berry and Cranston,
with scores of other prominent work
ers from this country and abroad, will
be present and deliver addresses. The
most elaborate plans have been made
for the reception and entertainment of
the visitors. A committee of 800 will
welcome the strangers and look after
their comfort. A half dozen churches
will be used for services and meetings.
In the way of entertainment there will
be pleasure trips to Pike's Peak, Colo
rado Springs and other places of inter
est in this vicinity.
Crime of Insane Man.
Bloorafield, lnd., July 4. Ira Saal
oup, a prosperous farmer living near
Stanford, shot and killed his wife, cut
his throat and then committed suicide
by hanging. Insanity is given as the
cause of the tragedy.
Ancient Tower Is Stricken.
Dantzsic, July 4. The imposing tow
er of St. Catherine's church, built from
1326 to 1330, was destroyed by light
ning yesterday. Some of the 35 musi
cal bells, composing the chimes,, which
were cast in 1634, were melted.
Four Killed By an Explosion.
Danville, Va., July 4. Four men
were killed and seven injured by an
explosion of a threshing engine near
Axton, Henry county. It is reported
several of the injured probably will
There Is no case of indigestion, dys
pepsia or stomach trouble that will
not yield to the digestive and strength;
ening influence- of Kodo Dyspepsia
Cure. This remedy takes the strain
off the stomach by digesting what you
eat and allowing it to rest until it
grows strong again. Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure affords quick and permanent re
lief from Indigestion and all stomach
troubles, builds up the system and so
purifies that disease can not attack
and gain a foothold as when in a weak
ened condition. Sold by all druggists.
OF A SMOOTH GAME
returned for the $200 and they were to
retain their fees from it. By this man
ner both of the law firms endorsed the
check and it was presented and cash
ed. The deal was thus closed satis
factorily to all parties and the fellow
took the balance of the money, $170,
A short time after the check was
sent to Bushnell for payment, and
there it was learned there was no mon
ey on deposit. The stranger had on
deposit $300, but it had been drawn
out after the inquiry from this city.
Further inquiry revealed the fact
that James Sherman and George W.
Carpenter were one and the same In
dividual. He wrote the letter and the
check and by working both ends of the
deal kept the game constantly under
his own supervision and thereby reap
ed all the profits.
A warrant was sworn out before
Justice Falkenthal for the man, but he
is doubtless now in a far distant field.
tm&gm F CleB7T". Advocate.
Not Infrequently we read of an acci
dent or calamity of some kind m a
great city, where a Roman Catholic
priest appears on the scene and ad
ministers comfort to the stricken or
dying. It Is seldom that we read of a
Protestant minister in similar circum
stances, says the Church Economist.
A priest will be easily recognized and
readily admitted to an Injured man.
A minister Is not so easily recognised.
Some may wear a cut of clothing that
will confirm their claims to be clergy
men, but others do not Why should
not Protestant ministers who wish to
Improve every opportunity for doing
good supply themselves with badges,
which they csn always wear, though
concealed, but which they can display
when the emergency arises, thus se
curing access to the center of a crowd
where lies a prostrate man, or to a
burning building where the average
man Is debarred? Titers would need to
be nothing on the badge except ths
words, "Clergyman, New. York."
A little life may be sacrificed to an
hour's delay. Cholera Infantum, dys
entery, diarrhoea come snddenly. Only
safe plan Is to have Dr. Fowler's Ex
tract of Wild Strawberry always on
Sale of Mussed Muslin
v large: savings for
ATURALLY ENOUGH, THERE WOULD BE MANY MUSSED AND
LEFT IN THE WAKE OF THE TREMENDOUS BUSINESS AND
Q MONTHS. A "TUBBING" WILL
W WILL HAVE COST YOU BUT A LITTLE MORE THAN HALF THE REGULAR PRICE.
g GOWNS. CORSET COVERS. SKIRTS.
O DRAWERS AND CHEMISES.
These pieces have been sorted into seven lots, and will be placed on sale tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, to
be closed out. First comers will get the choice picking. Note the reductions:
O LOT 1 Garments that nr.
O were up to 58c at oOC
OLOT 2 Garments that were pq
up to $1 at UOC
SALE OF BOYS'
$1, $1.50 fvnd
On Bargain Counter
SALE that will attract the attention of every mother in the tri
Jrk cities. Every boy's blouse waist in our stock that wa over Hol
lar is included in this sale at C9c. You who have made waists at homo
will realize, when you see these, that they cannot be made for the price
asked, ir you've a boy that wears waists, buy him several, for oppor
tunities like this seldom come.
Cool Blouses of mohairs, basket cloths and mercerized ginghams, in
striped and figured patterns and plain colors; sizes 3 to 12; be among
tne early comers and choose while
is complete; $1, $1.50
and $2 waists
JOE FISHER HELD
Charged With Attempt to Com
mit Murder-' Wife
THREW HER IN THE RIVER
Conflicting Testimony By Both Parties
Involved in Case Goes to
Joseph Fisher was bound over to the
grand jury last evening by Magistrate
Elliott on a charge of attempt to com
mit murder. His bond was fixed at
Fisher was charged with throwing
his wife into the river in the vicinity
of the plow works Sunday eveniug
The testimony in the case conflicts on
various points and both husband and
wife told different stories at the time
of the hearing than were told to the
officers when Fisher and his wife were
taken to the station Sunday night.
Both re !.
The fact remains that loth were in
the Mississippi river and both got out,
but whether he threw her in or she
accidentally fell in or jumped in can
not be clearly deduced from the mix
ture of testimony in the. case.
Diphtheria relieved in twenty min
utes. Almost miraculous. Dr. Thomas'
Kclectric Oil. At any drug store.
You y ay to esnts
Clf srs mi t4 as
The German-American Hospital,
Chicago, dt-Airea youiiK la.Ius fur
training In practical and theoretical
nursing. Competent nurses art In
demand at sm4 ralatie and steady
-mployment. Addrtatt for full infor
mation. Ikf Gfraua-AaifrlriB Hospital,
(Training School for Nursrsj.
1C19 tlvrpv p.;varit Chl.-xp-o.
Q For Good O
3 ICC CREAM SODA 8
8 At 60 per Glass 8
Q And all 1 kinds of home made v
O candies go to fi
8 Coin Palace of Swiets 0
Q 317 Twentieth Street. Q
o Ice cream by the pint, quart or Q
2 gallon. 5
RENEW THEIR ORIGINAL FRESHNESS. AND YOUR UNDERWEAR 0
LOT 3 Garments that were q
up to $1.75 at y C
LOT 4 Garments that were m y
up to $2.25 at i,tl
LOT 5 Garments that were
up to $3.75 at :
S2 Waists. 69c.
Tomorrow (Wd. Mnrninrf
WOm AN9 S CM A NCI PA TOR.
No.thing..of late years Las taken so much work from
woman's shoulders as a lias Range. It's killed Drudgery
at a thrust.
With antedated coal, what useless work. Coal had
to be carried iu. Then tires fussed over, coaxed, poked
rekindled. Then ashes had to be gotten up, sieved and
carried out. All work aud waste, too.
Cook with Oac, and keep your kitchen clean,
ooxyg save time and worry, and cash, besides.
The Gas Company
Sell Ranges at Cost
And Connect Free.
SLIGHTLY SOILED PIECES
LARGE SALES OF THE PAST
LOT 6 Garments that were
uarments tnat were q o7 v
$6 at 0.J 0
LOT 7 Garments that were o r rr
$12 at . J
Fine, very fine, knit fabrics should
appeal to you as the proper material
for baby. You wear them; why not
baby? Change of atmosphere,
change of temperature of rooms, aud
sudden chills have less effect wheu
you use absorbing clothing. The
moisture of the body passes away,
and the dryer the skin the more
easily is baby's body kept uniform
ly warm. The "Arnold" knit baby
outfits make all the above possible.
At our infants' wear section sec