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rTHHHHOTS. SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 1906.
WAS AN OVERDOSE
M. M. Brigjs in a Critical Condi
tion From Poisoning by
TAKES EIGHTH OF GRAIN
Swallowed Drug About Midnight, But
Is Not Discovered Until Morn
- ing May Yet Recover.
M. M. Briggs, 231 Thirteenth street.
la at St. Anthony's hospital, in a very
critical condition as the result of
luiviu, fc, v .f ......
ttrychnine at his home last ev
ening. He was found this morn
ing at 6:30 lying on a couch downstairs
suffering terribly fiom the effects of
the poison. He was conscious, but un
til the arrival of the physician who
was immediately summoned, made no
explanation of the cause of his illness.
He was removed at once to the hos
pital. This afternoon he is consider
ably improved and there is hope for
An Knorraow Oowr.
He was not feeling well last evening,
and it is supposed that he? did not in
tend to take so large a dose. The poison
was in i-owdr-r form, and the dose con
tained Efaiiy an eighth of a grain, ful
ly twice the extreme dose whin u.-ed
medicinally. The fact that he surviv
ed through the night is miraculous.
Mr. Briggs is one of the oldest citi
zens of Rook Island, is a veteran of
the civil war. and was formerly an al
derman. He is prominent in the vari
ous Masonic orders, and has been hon
ored by the grand bodies of the
Knights Templar and the Royal Arch
chapter by appointment on various
committees. He has held numerous
offices in the local orders.
Insure with Beechcr Bros.
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Beecher Bros, for real estate.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
Money to loan. See Beecher Bros.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
Bargains in broken sizes shoes ntxt
week at McCabe's.
$1.00 and $1.25 fancy madias shirts,
C7 cents at McCabe's.
Goshe-n carpet swfepers at Rock Is
land Hardware company.
Cast iron pots and other stoe ware
at Rock Island Hardware company.
H. T. Slemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 152G-152S Fourth avenue.
- - Bee the great big genuine weathered
oak rockers. IZ next week at Mc
Up to $1.00 Japanese china sugar
and cream sets, Monday 50 cents at
Dress goods at just half price on
Monday and the balance of the week
SImser wants your picture framing.
Latest framing machinery. 1318-1320
Our enamel ware assortment is more
comnlete and cheaper than ever. Rock
Island Hardware company.
Another large consignment of locks
and latches, and cheaper than ever at
Rock Island Hardware company.
Don't miss the first annual Belgium
picnic at Huber's garden. Sunday, Aug.
2C. Admission 25 cents, ladies free
Miss Edna Rains has resigned her
posit'en at the postoffice to take a po
sition in the office of the Mutual Wheel
Works in Moline.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
tLorongh treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
The genuine Pocahontas coal which
is sold by E. B. McKown is not only
"just as good" but is the best on the
market and sells this month at $0 per
It costs too much money to carry
two lines of paint in stock. We are
closing out one at $1.35 per gallon. A
snap if you can find your color at
Rock Island Hardware company.
Brown's Rock Island business col
lege now occupies commodious quar
ters on the second floor of the Rock
Island house, where everything is mod
ern, l all term begins fcept. 4. Mgnt
school. Sept. 17.
The case against Frank Turner, col
ored, of Moline, was dismissed this
morning by Justice G. A. Johnson, on
his agreeing to support the child of
Mattie Morris of this city, on whose
complaint he was arrested.
Rev. A. J. Burgess of Osco. 111., will
conduct services at Trinity Episcopal
church tomorrow at 10:45 and 5
o'clock. Rev. G. H. Sherwood will con
duct the services at '7:20 o'clock to
morrow morning instead of at the usual
James H. Bower of Elgin, 111., one
of the national organizers of the so
cialist party and candidate for lieuten
ant governor of this state at the last
election, has been secured to speak
here Aug. 29. He will be heard on
Market square. He speaks in Moline
The bridge on Fourteenth avenue
near the boundary between Rock Is
land and Moline, used by the street
railway to cross a deep gully has been
repaired. For some time it has been
n a dangerous condition, but now a
jew floor has been laid and new sup
oorts put under it.
Jenny: Treatment for pimples and
blackheads calls for absolute cleanli
iess. Pimples show that the body, is
ihxorbiiig poisonous substances and
iceds Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Tea or tablets, 33 cents. T. H. Thorn
Pair and pooler tonight and Similar
Arena of decidedly bitch preaaore are
tbla moralnir central over New Euftjland
and Montana, while m trough of low
preaaure eztenda front Texan to Mnnl
toba. On account of theae barometric
condltlona, ahowera and thunderatorinn
have again been frequent from the
ereat of the Itocklea to the Atlantic
coaat. Heavy rain occurred at Wash
ington and Philadelphia. Continued
high temperaturea prevail In the cen
tral valleya, but cool weather la attend
ing the northeastern noil north western
high preaaurca and the temperature at
Calgary, Alberta, la only allghtly above
the freeclng point. The further ad-'
vunce of the Itocky mountain high
preaaure will cnuae fair and cooler
weather In thla vicinity tonight and
J. M. SIIKHIKR. Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 73; nt 3i30
p. in.. H7. Minimum temperature In 21
houra, 72. Velocity of wind at 8 a. m.,
ARE MAKING INSPECTIONS
Aldermen Goina Over Third ward
The city council met this afternoon
at 1 o'clock, for the purpose of inspect
ing the new Sixteenth street paving
the grades of various additions on the
hill, and the Third ward sidewalks
The business before the aldermen will
require the entire sfternoou.
IX THE SUBURBS.
Sept. 1st is the
last day of this great
August Sale, and we
advise every one not
averse to saving mon
ey to call and take ad
vantage of our price
If a Kitchen Cabinet is wanted you will do well
to see DRAKE and profit by this Red Tag Sale.
A Kitchen Cabinet (like cut) $17.50. This is
a regular $125 cabinet well built, roomy, just the
thing for an up-to-date kitchen.
We have a complete line of Kitchen Cabinets,
most of them marked with the Red Tag and selling
at prices ranging from $3.75 to $10.
Call and our salesmen will show you our stocks,
marked in plain figures.
324-326-328 Brady Street,
Miss Jessie Matthews returned Men
day evening after an outing or two
weeks at Lake Geneva.
Henry Bridgford arrived in Milan
Saturday from Minneapolis where he
attended the national encampment of
the G. A. R. lie reports it the best en
campment he ever attended.
F. O. Dahlberg and son, Herman,
and G. M. Baugh and son, Ben, came
down from Cambridge in . an automo
bile and spent Tuesday in Rock Island
Verde Miller left Monday morning to
attend the Cambridge fair.
Mrs. Frank Burford and son, Lloyd,
and daughter, Suzanne, of Omaha, and
Mrs. Margaret Williams of Cambridge
spent Tuesday evening with relatives
John Kyte returned to Champaign
Sunday morning, after attending the
funeral of his father, C. E. Kyte.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tonn of Rock
Island, ptut Tuesday evening with
C. II. Smith's family.
Mrs. D. W. Matthews, sister Miss
Gertrude Bradley, and Miss Margaret
Medill, are taking a trip to Niagara
Falls and the Thousand Isles. '
Mrs. A. P. Nelson attended the Cam
bridge fair on Thursday.
Ben Honens returned Wednesday
from the south where he spent the
winter at the home of his uncle.
Mrs. J. C Johnston left last Thurs
day for a trip through Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lafftrty and
daughter. Miss Helen, returned Satur
day evening from a two weeks' visit
in Cambridge and vicinity.
Mrs. Muriel Hurfct of Rock Island,
spent Tuesday with friends in Milan.
J. C Frost of Cambridge, visited
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Mary
Tenges and family.
The sociable given by the Presby
teilan C. E. society on Tuesday even
ing was well attended. A number
came over from Davenport on a hay
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L'ttle attended
the races at Galesburg on Thursday.
The Misses Nina Millet and Lily
Hanson of Chicago, spent a few days
at the home of Dr. Cullen and family.
Rev. Norval Hanes of Sunbeam, 111.,
visited relatives in Milan this week.
The Misses Pluma Boulton and Le-
nora N ee returned Monday arter a
few days' visit in Coal Valley.
Those from Milan who took advan
tage of the excursion to Clinton on the
W. W. on Thursday were Dr. and Mrs.
Cullen, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McMIchael, Mrs.
Lewis, Mrs. Wilson Matthews, Mrs.
James Dickson, Mrs. Olmstead, and
the Misses Margaret and Kathryn Car
naghan, Nina Gilmore, Ella John, Ma
bel Boulton, Helen Lafferty, Christina
Bradley. Ruth Nelson. Elizabeth Phile
bar, Blanche McMIchael, Bessie John
ston, Alice Ringgold, and Masters Ray
Caldwell and John Ringgold.
Ladies' Knit Underwear.
Some big reductions to close out small
Ladies' 35c ribbed lisle Vests, Swiss
make, about 7 dozen, while they last,
UVLi en Jiwck I S LAN D, I LL
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
U5 RAA g 2L'S)
150 pairs Japanese china Sugar an
Creams, worth up tj a dollar a set,
Monday, per set. 5Cc.
Only one set to a customer,
8-piece fancy Water Sets, Monday,
per set. 39c.
Dress Goods Remnant Sale
HE big half-price sale of Wool Dress Goods starts Mon
day at 9 a. m., and continues for the week. This is the
accumulation of the past three months of dress goods busi
ness. It's always an event of rare interest, especially so
now to mothers who are getting the young ladies ready for
the fall school term. Over 400 remnants of the season's
most desirable fabrics, lengths from 1 1-2 to 8 yards. Mon
day at 9. o'clock, and for the week, choice at just half the
Read t ie tickets and divide it in half. You pay us half and take any piece you
want oaly half.
Remember, don't pay more than a half.
Men's Hot Weather
Comforts at a Song.
FANCY Madras shirts, the most season
able styles, small lots of the $1.00 and
$1.25 lines, go at 67c.
Fancy trimmed nightshirts, 9 doz. won't
last long at 39c.
$2.00 Imported Mohair shirts, ideal hot
weather garment only some 3 doz. left, to
close at $1.19.
And there are scores of small lots and
single pieces of things men need every day
that you can make a most decided saving
on by a visit to our Gents Furnishing store
BARGAINS in broken lines
to close quick. Several
desirable styles of Shoes and
Oxfords, some sizes missing,
but yours may be here
Women's gray mercerized Duck
Oxfords, $2.00 value at $1.19.
Misses' and children's white Can
vas Oxfords. 79c. 69c and 59c each.
Men's $3.50 vici kid welt Shoes
Children's 75c and 87c Shoes,
per pair, 59c. . -
Printed Cloth Dolls.
ALL the' little folks like
cloth dolls. Indestructi
ble and easy to make.
Life size, usually 50c. at 35c.
Boy Blue and Bo Peep, each,
each, 10 c.
and Dollie Dimple,
Cotton Batts for filling the dolls
at 10c, 8c and 5c.
Muslin Dept. 1st floor.
Has taught us that three-fourths of the people who should wear glasses naver
find It out unt il unnecessary suffering warns them. Headaches, impaired
vision, no pleasure in reading, and then, if not too late, the extra' expense for
a complicated pair of glasses.
Dr. Myers, our specialist, will examine your eyes free. We give you his
experience without charge. If you need glasses we guarantee to fit you
properly at moderate cost. If ;ou don't need glasses you wifl be told so. and
there is nothing to pay.
high b a c k,
cut, IS n
JORDAN MAKES REPLY
TO FORMER STATEMENT
Apropos of His Course at Keithsburg
and of His Attack Upon Brit
Moline, Aug. 23. Editor Argus: I
notice In your issue of Monday last an
editorial censuring me for my course
as a delegate td the senatorial conven
tion. Kindly allow me to state that I
did not "go back" on Mr. Britton in
that convention. Mr. Britton from the
start recognized me as a Looney dele
gate. I stood as a delegate in the
Third delegate district at the request
of Mr. Looney, and no other candidate
for the legislature approached me to
stand. I am unable, therefore, to un
derstand how I could honorably do
otherwise than vote for Mr. Looney
after the first ballot.
Mr. Britton approached me on the
street in front of the Crystal theater
the day of the county convention, and
by his conversation at that time con
ceded me to be a Looney delegate af
ter the first ballot, though soliciting me
to vote for him for a few ballots. I
gave him no promise to do this. , So
there is no way in which I can be
truthfully charged with going back on
Britton in the convention.
Allow me further to say that, never
was there an understanding, as some
have claimed, that I was to vote for
Werts as a final resort if the deadlock
had continued. There was no such
understanding or plan whatever. As
the result of the Britton forces desert
ing the convention and going home,
Acute attacks of cholera and diar
rhoea come on without warning and
prompt relief must be obtained. There
is no necessity of Incurring the ex
pense of a physician's service in such
cases if Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy is at hand. A
dose of this remedy will relieve the pa
tient before a doctor could arrive. It
has never been known to fail, even In
the most severe and dangerous cases,
and no family should be without It.
For sale by all leading druggists.
The End of the World
Of troubles thai robbed E. II. Wolfe of
Bear Grove, Iowa, of all usefulness,
came when he began taking Electric
Bitters. K writes: "Two years ago
kidney trouble caused me great suffering,-which
I would never have survived
had I. not taken Electric Bitters. They
also cured me of general debility."
Sure cure for all stomach, liver and
kidney complaints, blood diseases,
headache, dizziness and weakness or
bpdily decline. Price, 50 cents. Guar
anteed by Ilartz & Ullemeyer'g drug
" ' ITT f I
wo a avi
Root Island. Ilu
VANITY AND DIAMONDS.
The vanity of diamonds is the
one vanity which has practical
justification. The Investment
value of fine stones balances
We sell the finest, on very
close margins of profit and we
would be pleased to tell you
what we know about diamonds.
Rock Island. III.
the convention was left in control of
the Werts people by a vote of 11 to 1.
That is why -Mr. Werts got the nomin
ation. I was at first inclined to agree
with the delegates who went home,
that their leaving would continue the
deadlock under the primary law, but
further consideration demonstrated to
me that they could go on and nominate
Werts with 11 votes and defeat a con
test if one were started. There is not
a bit or doubt in my mina tnar me
courts would uphold Mr. Werts' nom
ination as complying with the spirit of
the law. if he had been nominated by
the votes of Mercer and Henderson
county delegations, and indeed th
prospect would hardly be such as to
induce anyone to start a contest. So
what was there to do but for Mr
Loonev to withdraw as he did? That
was certainly the best thing to do un
der the circumstances.
But I can truthfully say that if the
Britton forces had remained In tlw
convention, the deadlock would have
continued and Mr. Werts would not
have ben nominated. It was a point
of weakness that after voting only
about an hour some of the Britton del
egates began to get openly tretful
about going home. This could not fail
to consolidate the hopes of the Werts
following and cause them to hang on
If the entire Rock Island county dele
gation had stuck doggedly to their
knitting, it is my firm belief that in a
few hours the convention would have
reached an agreement to let the state
committee select the nominee, and I
have reason to believe he would have
been a Rock Island county man.
Your censure of me for telling ray
reason tor tearing Air. Britton woum
not be a safe man to send to the leg
islature. Is hardly fair. I would not
have written my letter to the Moline
papers telling tne truth about Mr.
Britton 's transactions had I not been
attacked In the press first . As yet Mr.
Britton has made no denial of the seri
ous charges against him, which I feel
render him unfit to represent the peo
ple in Springfield. If he can establish
his Innocence of the acts ascribed to
him while supervisor, I will be only
too happy to do him justice in a public
statement. Your truly.
The above somewhat tardy com
munication from Mr. Jordan does not
alter In the least the feeling current
throughout the Thirty-third district
that he betrayed his constituency
In the democrats who sent him to
the senatorial convention on the
strength of votes for Britton as
against Looney, nor does it tend In the
least to prove that he has made good
in any of his charges against Mr. Brit
Under such circumstances there is
no occasion for Mr. Britton's defend
ing himself. The prompting that Mr.
Jordan had and the source ot the alle
gation are too well known to require
any response on the part of the accus
ed. Contempt is the best answer.
Mr. Jordan's attack upon Mr. Britton
was as belated as his defense now, In
view of The Argus' comments. But
The Argus denies no man the right of
rejoinder through its columns to any
thing that has been said therein to
which he may feel the right to take
GET AWAY FROM HEAT AND DUST
The Fine Passenger Steamers
COLUMBIA and HELEN BLAIR
Leave Rock Island on alternate week days at
4 p. m. for Muscatine and Burlington. Low
rates to round trip parties. Good beds, excel
lent meals. Orchestra and dancing floor on the
Columbia. Telephone, Old 188.
C. MANGAN, Agent.
All the news
all the time THE
On all Refrigerators, Gasoline
Stoves, Ovens, Ice Cream Freezers
and all summer goods to close out
balance of stock.
We have nothing but the best
and newest goods, but they must
be closed out at once. This is your
opportunity and it will pay you to
buy now even if you don't use the
goods until next year.
We must make room for our
large fall stock of Jewel Stoves and
our loss is your gain.
Allen, Myers Company
HOCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on De
posits. Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil MitcheM. President.
H. P. Hull. Vice President.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies S. E. corner of Mitch--ell-&
Lynd buildliiB. .
R. R. Cable,
William II. Dart,
E. W. Hurst,
II. S. Cable,
Solicitors Jackson Sc. Hurst.