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THE GUS. THURSDAY. JULY 29, 1909.
COOKE IS NAMED
TRACT TO GET
Big Portion of South Rock Is
land Is Taken Off of the
Rural Mail Route.
HON. GEORGE A. COOKE
$ 1 0 Sale
Aledo Man Nominated to Suc
ceed Scott on the State
CONVENTION AT MONMOUTH
No Opposition Appears, Despite Re
ports to the Contrary All
Monmouth, 111., July 29. (Special )
Hon. George A. Cooke of Aledo was
nominated by the democrats of the
4th district for the supreme judgeship
to succeed the late Guy C. Scott, his
fellow townsman. The nomination wis
unanimous, expected opposition failing
The convention was called to otd?r
at 2 o'clock and Judge Carl Epk-r of
Adams county was named as chair
man. Homer Dines, also of Adams,
was made secretary and L. O. Giles -f
Cass county assistant secretary. There
are 14 counties in the district and all
were represented. ,
There was one contesting delegatio.i
from Henderson county, and the
credentials committee decided to seat
both delegations giving each half a
Hunt niu foukr.
When the roll was called for nom
inations Adams, first- or. th l'-sf,
yielded to Rock Island aid Hon. E. V.
Hurst named Mr. Cooke in an eloquent
address in which the career of the
Mercer county man was reviewed at
some length and the appropriateness
of his election to succeed his foriu-T
law. partner was referred to.
Other counties when tht?ir nanios
were called, seconded the nomination ;
of Mr. Cooke and he was nominated
ly acclamation. Then a committee
was appointed to escort the nominee
to the court house, where the session
was held. When he appeared he w.n
given an ovation and responded with
an address. In referring to his long
association with Judge Scott, M".
Cooke showed deep feeling. He re
viewed the democratic situation n
this district and declared it possible
Summer jewelry business is
not always dull. We find noth
ing to do but keep busy buiy
repairing watches "and jewelry,
or busy selling them.
The hepe is high and the be
lief unanimous that the lusty
vigor of renewed endeavor, of
sanguine prospects and redoub
led determination will impress
you with our service and win
back our former enviable patron
age. Make the belief a cer
tainty. SAFETY BUTO
See Us If You Need Money
PEOPLE 5 NATIONAL BANKBLDEL, ROOM 411
OLD PHONE. WEST 122 NEW5103T .
OPEN VEDNESDAYAND SATURDAY NIGHTS
1 iMvHC' i :
Aledo Mon Nominated by Democrats for Justice of the State
by .-'''; out the vole to elect the
i'amli.laM of the party.
Kt-xolm jonn lirptorc l-.Kh.
Hi's-.iliiliuiis deploring-the death of
the late Judge Scott were adopted.
Kdik l-land county had a full delega
tion, those representing Kock Island
hrinn Hon. E. W. Hurst. Hon. H. L.
Wheelaii. G. P. Stan.lnhar. T. B. Heidy,
J. . Cavanaugh, J. M. Colligan ami
ISi'di.ty news, written or telephonfd
to tin- Mooitrty editor of The. .Argus, will
ic thully received and published. But
in cither case the identity of Hie sender
niisi he made known, to insure reliu-
i 1 1 1 v . Written notices must bear
nature and address.
i Afternoon Coffee. The ladies of the
Kit si Mtptist church will hold their
July coffee at the home of Mrs. It. V.
tl. i, i,: l. ll. Sixteenth street, to-
tiiniKiw at'uriioou. Mrs. Ht-lpctiste-li
will l,c assisted hy Meda?!les 1'. A.
KahlUe. Cliatles W. Motz and W. li.
League L?wn Sociable. The Kji
v.i. nit leaij-je of the lleriiian Metlu
tli.i cliurcii will i-onduct a lawn s.
i-i.i'.lc ttiiiiortow evening on the lawii
:tt ihe luitne of Mrs. Urox. Him; six'h
a ciin just east of the church. Ice
en .mi ami t ake will he served.
Big Snake's in Drury.
A Mow or "hull" snake 7 f-et 1
iifh in length, was captured yesir
il;t hy a fanner nan. t il Sheet z in t!ii
lov.ci end of this county and taken to
Muscat iue. . where it is on exhihil ion.
Tin- reptile was laying waste the
farmer's chicken coop and was cap
tured alter much difficulty.
Cliainherlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets gently stimulate the liver and
bowels to expel poisonous matter.
cleaii:.c the system, cure constipa
tion and sick headache. Sold hy
MAY CAST VOTES
Time of Contest for Election of
Exposition Fire Queen Is "
Extended a Week.
NEW BOXES ARE LOCATED
P.allntiiiK Is Lively ami Judues Will
Annoiiiiee Standing for First
Time in the Morninjj.
The committee in charge of the
Rock Island Kxposition company's
voting 'contest for the election of a
lire iueen. has decided to extend the
period of balloting to Aug. 7, at 'J
o'clock in the evening. The contest
was first announced to close at C
o'clock. July 31. The voting began
yesterday morning, and was quite
lively during the day. Tomorrow
morning at !) o'clock the judges will
open the boxes for the first time, ainl
thereafter the results will he an
nounced daily until the close of the
I'lnre New HittrN. I
The committee today located two
additional ballot boxes, one at the
People's National hank, and the other
at the State hank.
I'.oxes are now located at Ihe fol
McCabe & Co. store.
Young & McCombs store..
M. W. A. building.
Ullemeyer pharmacy, Fifteenth street
and Eleventh avenue.
Hartz pharmacy, Twentieth street
and Third avenue. ,
Arcade cigar store.
Bijcu cigar and news stand.
Atlas cigar store.
Thomas drug store.
Rock Island National bank.
People's National Bank.
TcruiK of Content.
The terms of the contest, as stated
by the committee, are its follows:
"As a special feature of interest to
Rock Island in connection with the
last fireworks exhibit of the ' Rock Is
land exposition, the directors have de
cided to display a picture cf wnat will
be termed th4 'fire queen,' who will be
selected by popular vote. In order to
determine the lady to be designated,
ballot boxes will be placed at conven
lent locations through the business sec
tion cf the city, and votes may be pur
chased at a penny apiece. The condi
tions are these:
"Suitable envelopes will be provided
in which coin will be deposited and
the voter will write the name of his
favorite on the outside of his envelope,
cne vote being counted for each penny.
These envelopes will be deposited by
the purchaser in the ballot box, which
wilt be locked, and only such ballots
will be counted es correspondwith the
number of votes appearing on the en
"In order to be absolutely fair, three
designated citizens will act as judges
of this contest and canvass the vote,
The contest is to be confined to a resi
dent lady of Rock Island."
Bids will be received on or before
August 10, for 5.200 feet (more or lesi)
of concrete walk for the village of
Cambridge, HI. Address village clerk
or II . C. WEINRICII. .
President Board Trustees.
NEW CARRIERS SUPPLIED
I'ostnmster McDonald Given Author
ity to Reorganize Force Change
Method of Collecting.
Authority has been given to Post
master H. A. J. McDonald to rearrange
the city delivery service, and to pro
vide for city service in the territory iii
South Rock Island bounded by Eigh
teenth avenue, Seventeenth, street,
Brashar street, and Fifth street. At
the same time the Rock Island rural
route' .No. 1, which serves South Rock
Island, is to be extended to include
the territory between the Watch Tow
er road and Btashar street and Eigh
teenth avenue and east to Thirty-eighth
street. The rural route as rearranged
will be 19'i miles long, giving the car
rier a little greater distance to cover
than at present. The route, however,
will not have nearly as many families
to serve, the thickly settled territory
under the orders of the department
being placed under the city delivery
service. It Is the plan of the post
master to provide two deliveries daily
In the tract in South Rock Island
which now comes under his direction.
Muni Meet KeiiulrementM.
The postmaster calls attention to the
fact that in order to secure the benefit
of city service, the residents of South
Rock Island must comply with the
same requirements as residents of the
city. This includes the numbering of
houses and the installation of letter
The new regulation goes into effect
Sept. 1, and the iostniaster requests
that those who wish to secure the city
delivery comply with the conditions in
the time intervening. The same is true
of the residents of the territory added
to the rural route. Those who desire
to be given the service must comply
with the regulations for rural routes.
liy Servire ltrorifanlsed.
The orders received by Mr. McDon
ald call for a complete reorganization
of the city service. He is allowed five
additional carriers in accordance with
his request, and has also been given
authority to employ two additional of
One of the most radical changes in
the city delivery service will be the
inauguration of the new method of
making collections . Two men will be
assigned to this work alone, and they
will be equipped with collection wag
ons unlike the carriers' carts. In that
they will have four wheels and have a
capacity for a great amount of mail
and the duty of collecting outgoing
mail from the boxes about the city
will be taken from the carriers.
The routes are to be reassigned, and
the new South Rock Island territory
will be given to one of the men who
is provided with a' horse and cart.
Other routes will also be rearranged,
and the heaviest routes will be reduc
ed to facilitate the delivery.
The additions to the force of carriers
will make the total numler of carriers
3. The last additions to the clerical
force, effective July 1, made the office
force number 20 clerks.
;e IncrraNen in ray.
During the year $100 a year addition
al salary has been given to 15 clerks
and 44 carriers at the Rock Island of
fice. The last additions to the force
mean that the department will add
$4,750 to the pay roll this year on this
account alone, and if these' new car
riers prove trident, their pay will be
increased next year, so that the total
will be $0,100.
The local office has been allowed
one of the Cummins automatic elec
tric machines, one of the latest and
newest devises for cancellation of
filvrn Mure tlnoin.
Postmaster McDonald has secured
the west half of the room now occu
pied by the Artista Piano company
in the State bank building, and this
will be added to the temporary quar
ters, and devoted to the money oraer
and stain i) departments. The tem
porary quarters are now being fitted
up, and it is expected that they will
be ready for occupancy by Sept. 1.
Word from Congressman McKinney
this morning is that the supervising
architect expects to have -the spec
ifications for the remodeling of the
postoffice building ready by Aug. 15
The architect states that the plans
are ready, and the specifications are
about 95 per cent finished. Bids will
be asked for as soon as they are com-
to be Well
Leave off coffee -use
hot, or iced with lemon
"There's a Reason"
Gustafson M Hares
Clothiers. 1714 Second Avenue.
pleted, and the building operations
will be pushed as rapidly as possible.
The granting of the postmaster's
request for additional carriers and
clerks and more room is in accord
ance with the report of the two in
spectors who recently visited this
city and made a thorough examina
tions of the situation. They report
ed recommending that his request be
granted, and that he be given per
mission to. relieve the congested sit
uation onthe rural route as stated.
Mr. McDonald himself went to Wash
ington recently for the purpose of
taking these matters up at the de
partment headquarters and he pre
sented so strong a case, that his re
quests were readily granted.
Clrrka Are KHieient.
The results of the recent examina
tion of the mailing clerks of the
Rock Island office have been given
out. and the local office is shown to
have a very efficient force. Every
one of the clerks here passed the
test with an average of 99.59 or bet
ter. The examination was given by
L. C. Richards, chief clerk of this
division with headquarters at Pe
oria. HEAT IS NO BAR
Good Audiences Attend Moline
Chautauqua in Spite of
HEAR INSTRUCTIVE TALKS
Some of the llest Ijocal Talent on the
Program for Tomorrow
In spite of the hot weather yester
day there was a fair sized attendance
at the chautauqua. The piano duet by
Misses Clara Kuehl and Helen Guen-
ther was well received. The reading
by Miss Minnette Young, "Trick
Against Trick," was a pleasing number.
The violin solo by Miss Mildrei
Pierce concluded a very entertaining
opening program. "The Unavoidable
Christ, by Dr. Henry Cullen was a
lecture that was worthy of a large aud
lence. He said in brief, that 19 cen
turies ago in the little city of Bethle
hem, va city that was connected with
history of Ruth and David, which was
in a province of Judea, the prom
ise had been given that the sceptre
should not depart from Judea nor the
law givers from between his feet un
til the shadow come.. Here the shep
herd rulers had Jield sway, and here
naturally Mary and Joseph turned on
that eventful night..
Seene of (ireate.t Drama.
In and arcund this little city was
enacted the greatest drama of till
ages: here was where the Christ was
born; here is where the wise mefi vis
ited him. The star pointed its radiant
finger to his cradle In his city; from
here Joseph and Mary with Christ, fled
to Egypt; here Herod" and his soldiers
turned a pleasant peaceful little city
Into one of wailing and of death. The
baby of Bethlehem at the age of
years began nts marvelous puDitc
career. At this time he asserted his
unconditional claim that he was the
son of the living God. He has given !o
the world its greatest problem for men
he declares that his personal life is
the unexcelled example of what every
life should be. He is not in an isolat
ed place, but the center of Interest t f
all civilized thought. He claims to be
divine and his followers accept his
claim. He claims to be supernatural
and the people for 1900 years have tes
tified that he exerts a supernatural
power in their life.
Hl.torjr Kntwtned About Cfcrtat.
i The new testament is filled with hta
A good showing of regular spring and summer suits (many of
them sold for as high as $20) for two days, at the bargain
price of $10.
See Our East Window
Come in Friday and try on one of these suits, the hot weath
er has just begun, you will surely get $10 worth of satisfac
tion we know you will get twice that much 10.
declarations of his supernatural power
and of his claims on the life of men.
All history is entwined about the ideal
Christ, whose coming was foretold
thousands of years before he was born.
His birth was the climax, the culmina
tion of God's devlne purpose manifest
ed to man. Man has always been re
ligiously inclined, and the unavoidable
Christ meets every requirement of his
religious nature by accepting him, fol
lowing his teachings and being obed
ient to his commandments, in teaching
his highest attainment in life, in mor
tality, intellectuality and spirituality.
Christ is unavoidable because we are
constantly brought in contact with
him; whichever way we turn, his
teachings . and influence are unavoid
able. HltiMt rated Lecture.
The evening program opened with a
piano solo by Miss Ida Williams which
was beautifully rendered. Miss Edith
Johnstone tendered two beautifjl
solos. The lecture of the evening, "A
Trip Through England and Scotland,"
Your family will dementi cold drinks all during the hot
weather. Hydrox Ginger Ale is the finest thing you can
Let them have it with meals; it is delicious and refreshing.
And gintjer and carbonic acid gas are splendid aids to the ','
.- Keep a few Lotties on ice to pass around on hot nights. .
It is the only summer drink that everybody likes that is always '
ready with no time or trouble spent in preparation.
And it is the only drink that can be taken ice cold without
injury. The more you drink the -better it is for you.
This is because the ginger gives the stomach enough
warmth to prevent any shock
is made from the best ingredients with purity carried-to the
We import our ginger root from Jamaica make the ex
tract in our own factory.
All fruit extracts used for flavoring are made by us from ,
the fruits themselves with the best table sugar for sweetening.
We could buy saccharine for far less price. But sugar contains
97$ nutriment It produces more energy than wheat
The water we use is double distilled and aerated. -We
even manufacture our own carbonic acid gas.
Every bottle is rigidly inspected both before and after filling. ;
AH Hydrox Ginger Ale is aged six months. Yet Hydrox .
costs ho more than ordinary ginger ales. ' -
Try your first bottle of Hydrox io&ay at any of the
stores named below. Then order a case for your home your
dealer will get it if you insist - ' ' ' - - '
-' . . The Consumers Co., Producers, Chicago - ' '
Where to Get Hydrox Ginger Ale
'T- Shields, Rock Island. . Emmons & Glassman, Moline-j
H.K. Battles & Co., Rock Island. Green Bros., Moline.
was finely illustrated with beautiful pic
tures. It was such a trip that all
would like to take. Dr. Anderson
proved himself to be an entertaining
speaker and well versed in the history
of England end Scotland. A few hum
orous pictures were introduced to- en
tertain the jounger members of th
audience, thus making the evening -fn-tertaining
as well as instructive."
Program, for Tomorrow. , - f .
The program this evening will be a
grand concert given by local talent.
Friday afternoon's program is an ex
ceptionally pleasing one. The first '?0
minutes will be a harp recital by Miss
Frances Desaulniers, at 3:20 Miss Iva
Pearce will give a monologue, "Tim
othy's Guest," by Kate Douglas Wig
gans, in six scenes, as follows: Min
erva Curt, Timothy's Escape, Pleasant
River, The White Farm, Timothy's
Dream Shattered, The Spirit of Adoi-
tion Seized Pleasant River, A Little
Child Shall Lead Them. - The lecture
tomorrow night is a humorous one by
Dr. R. B. Williams of Rock Island. -
to the nerves. x
GINGER ALE W