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THE KUC'Iv 1SUANI1 ARGUS, Fill DAY. JUNE 28, 1912.
STING OF A SNAKE
WITH THE DEMOCRATS AT BALTIMORE
Daily United States Weather Map
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Fiery Ordeal That Follows a Kiss
From a Puff Adder.
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th top A. A. Jones and D. M. Field. Center Col. J. M. Falrman. Bottom Senator Stone and William F. Sapp.
A iiftur-qup f.itiire at th rational rmocrntlc convention Is Col. J. M. Fairman. of Punxatawney, Pa.
11 him attn'l-.l natii.nul ImorratiT r..nvpntlns fur so long a time that nobody can remember when he
,., , ,,n ,an t i t. H ' l t th- p.irty a candidate. A. A. Jon-a and William F. Sapp are national com-
,... v.. t..rlr. nnrt iCiirnaH. r'Htot 1 v-l v. 1). M. Field halls frnm Porto Rico, and Is that ter-
r.-r.r. MMr,tMtlv- n the nHtlnniil committee. Senator William F. Stone, of Missouri, as Clark s cam-
j.jlrn manarer. haa heen myh in evld.-nce In the convention cltT.
OLh Ef.'CLISH EXECUTIOMS.
Brak(fj,t For tH Gueata Invited to
S the Hanging.
Exccnti'iiiM. wtien criminals were
fcnt.el In th OM Kailey lu Ixtoo,
liiid certain customary aequela Tbe
governor of Newifiite. for lriMtiiC. al
wuvs cave a lr'tikfaat to those rrieuds
te had Invited to the hanijInK. autl
by ,-tal'lislii-d custom deviled kidneys
always funned the prluclpal dixh. al
though, as John llollluKsheud bad re
la ted, nearly every one waa obliged lo
awnllow a cIiikh of braudy fjrHt.
Auother function described in "Iyn
dou In the Slxti.-s" was the reception
belli afterward by the hangman at tbe
Green Iraton, Id Fleet atrevt. where
he took refreshment with his admirers
and wld the fatnl roH! at the rate of
IXpelH'e ier Inch.
In the k,kJ ol' tltnea nearly every
crlinliiHl who was executed was credit
ed with a confession and "last dylnjr
words." whether he uttered them or
not. According to Case and Com' tent,
these were printed in tbonsunds by
Mr. f'atnach of Seven Dials, And
onietluies an offender was reprieved
on bU way to Tybnm and had the
pleasure. like Lord Brougham, of read
I UK bis own obituary notice.
Many of these broadsides, printed
jn a peculiar whitey brown paper,
an still be obUitDed In the neighbor
hood of the TMala at certain quaint
little shops that seem to have defied
alike time and the "Improvement acts."
You cod see them In the window
alonfrslde of old bnllads. forgotten
comic Bojitrs. children's toys and bot
tles of sticky looking sweets.
An execution which never came off
was that of Edward DnoU, the public
hntiK'iiHU. who in 17X0 was sentenced
to death for complicity in the Gordon
riots. He was respited and resumed
his occupntlou. So thoroughly did
I)ennls regain favor that In 1785 tbe
sheriffs of London preseuted him with
a gorgeous otli-ial robe "as a testi
mony to bis eiecellent mode of per
forming business." Dennis found this
robe not only inconvenient when at
work, but rather conspicuous at other
times, so he sold It to Old Cain, a well
known chnrlstan of the day. Decked
In the tin nmian's robe and a paste
board crowa the fortune teller cut an
An Irish Duel.
John n:is:in. n county Jndee. and
Roger liarrett. mnster of the rolls at
Imnnybrook. purtlcipated In an affair
of honor that has been hiinded down as
a fine example of Irish humor. As
quick as the belligerents were placed
Barrett blazed away in the air. vowing
his boner was satisfied. He would bave
walked off. but Kagnn called on him to
hiop until he might be shot. "Fire
away!" commanded Barrett, baiting
conveniently near. After taking delib
erate aim Judge Eugnn lowered his
pistol. "No. Roger. 1 won't be bothered
shooting you." he snid. whereupon the
warring pair shook bands warmly.
TVentist Peuley. the novelist, was in
this morning iind hnd a tooth pulled.
Friend Ah! An extract from a popu
lar author.' as It were. Boston Trau
6cript The Fear of Woman.
Mrs. A. They say that the world Is
coming to an end Mrs. B I'll bet It
catches me with, my old clothes oa.
He saved the price of his Maxwell
twice during 18 months, after giv
ing up his horse.
That's the experience of a Ness City, Kansas, R. F. D. Carrier. He cov
ered his route with his Maxwell in half the time required with his horse,
giving him a half day
to do other work
to earn more money.
He says he "always
made the trip on
time never had a
He drove 16,210 milea
in 18 month time and
thetotalcoct tires and
$140 f o b. factory
Fully equipped, including Seff Starter)
Maxwell "Special" 1 480
( Fully equipped, including Self Starter)
What does your horse cost while going
16,210 miles or during 18 months?
Th owner's total CTper.se caa nnly 1-15
cents per mile for this daily continual serv
ice. Wjth a Maxwell "Special" you can
Co twice as far, do twice the work and at
half the expense of your horse.
Maxwell "Special" is a roomy, power
ful car that will help you to accomplish
more business, and alst he a source of
health a.id pleasure fvr your whoie family.
It fives you speed up to fifty nules aa
3 West 61st Street, a Broadway, New York
hour, and dependable senice at all times.
17,000 physicians are driving their Max
wells every day in the year. They must
have reliable service and they find it in
the Maxwell. 55,000 owners all over the
country are Maxwell references. Aslc one.
See this stylish, reliable car and have a
ride through the country, proving its
merit to your satisfaction. Phone an
SCOTT COUNTY MERCANTILE
CO.. DAVENPORT. IOWA.
Not many men are alive to tell what
it Is like to be bitten by a puff adder,
one vt the most venomous of snakes.
In South Africa, where It Is found. Its
bite is believed to be certain death.
Nevertheless F. N. Streatfleld. former
ly resident commissioner of Bechuaxta
land, not only survived the bite of a
puff adder, but told his story in tbe
London Field. lie bad captured tbe
snake, which was three feet and a half
long, in South Africa, and was bring
ing it heme confined in an old cartridge
box to present to the Regent's park
zoo. He says:
Somehow or other it became known
to my fellow passengers that I had a
puff adder in my portmanteau, and
they begged to be allowed to see It.
For a Ions time I refused, but at last
was overpersuaded and fetched her la
dyship. Taking ber out of her box and grasp
ing her close behind her bead. 1 ex
plained to the company the marvelous
economy of the poison apparatus. I
opened her mouth and displayed the
fangs, showed the poison glands and
how tbe muscles that raised the fangs
at tbe same time pressed on tbe glands
and forced the poison through the tiny
Having concluded my lecture, I be
gan to put her ladyship back into her
temporary home. In getting rid of a
poisonous snake you should be sure
that no coil is wound round an arm
and that its whole body is free. Then
when you let go your hold your hands
should be instantly snatched away out
When I was in the very act of quit
ting my hold some one spoke to me,
and I have no doubt that I left my
hand within reach of the deadly fangs
instead of snatching it away. I must
have turned my head toward the man
who spoke to me. for I did not see the
But I felt as if a knife had been
sharply drawn across my finger, and.
looking down. 1 saw the blood (lowing
freely and her ladyship out of her
box. trying to make her way across the
table. I snatched bfr back by the tail,
caught her by the neck again and got
her safely into the box.
When I was struck there were about
twenty men in the room. Twenty sec
onds afterward there was not one. I
never saw a room cleared in like time.
They simply tumbled over each other.
When the prisoner was again under
lock and key the company came slow
ly back, and the doctor appeared.
I asked for ammonia. There was
none on tbe ship, and so I had to take
a great deal of brandy. I lanced my
finger down to the bone, where the
snake's fang had made a wonnd. Then
I sucked the wound vigorously.
1 gave my keys and home address to j
my good friend. W. L.. who promised
to look after me and to carry out my
Instructions while I remained insensi
ble. Soon after that I became uncon
scious. I bad told L. that I should be report
ed dead, but that I should not be. and
that if he could get even a few drops
of brandy down my throat when my
heart failed it would jog on again,
and that by and by I should come to.
It was 10 o'clock when I lay down on
the smoking room sofa and became un
conscious. When 1 came to again the
east was rosy with the morning sun.
Several times during the night the
doctor told L. that I was already dead,
and if ray friend had not obstinately
refused to listen to him and insist on
following out my own instructions I
should have been sent, wrapped up in
a piece of canvas, to the bottom of the
sea. some 350 miles north of Madeira.
I never felt so ill or suffered such
pain as when I recovered conscious
ness that morning. I ached from the
tip of my finger to my shoulder, as if
tbe bone had been redhot iron, and
my swollen arm looked like a hard
Thpy carried me to L.'s bunk, and
there I lay for twenty-four hours.
Then with the help of a friend's arm
I could crawl a few yards. By degrees
the pain grew less, and by the time I
reached home I had begun to take a
little interest in life, but for months
I bad to be very gentle with myself.
I bave never since been so strong as 1
was before and have come to know
the meaning of the word "tired." some
thing I did not know before her lady
ship took bold of me.
Nnv?o , U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Nv V V WEATHER BUREAU.
Vyi i WILLIS U MOORE. Chief.
f2 YV- ' ! L ?"
Observations taken at s a. m.. seventy-flftli me
ridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level.
Isobars (continuous lines' pass throuch rto'nu
of equal a! pressure. Isotherms "dotted lines)
pass through points of equal temperature; drawn
only for lero. t.ezing. S and lui.
O cler; Q partly cloudy; cloudy;
rain: snow; report missing.
Arrows flv with the wind. First figures, lowest
temperature past 12 hours: second, precipitation
of .01 Inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maxi
mum wind velocity.
Ji,e 28", -?2- ...
A. At. Mat
FOHECAST FOU ROCK ISLAND. DAYENrOKT. MOLIXK A YD VICINITY.
Generally fair and continued warm tonight and Saturday, with light southerly winds.
Low pressures continue from the
Canadian northwest southwestward to
California, with the greatest baromet
ric depressions over Saskatchewan and
Nevada. This disturbance has been
attended by light rain on the north
Pacific coast and by scattered show
ers and thunderstorms in the northern
Rocky mountain sections. Occasional
showers have also occurred in the Ohio
valley and the south Atlantic and gulf
states, with a rainfall of 1.56 Inches
reported from Tampa. High tempera
tures prevail in the Missouri and upper
Mississippi valleys, but cooler weather
is accompanying the north Pacific high
which is overspreading the -northern
Rocky mountain districts. Generally
fair weather is indicated for this vi
cinity tonight and Saturday, with con
tinued high temperature, due to the in
fluence of the northwestern low.
Atlantic City 70
Rock Island S7
! Denver S2
Kansas City 90
New Orleans S4
New York 74
St. Ixniis S6
St. Paul S2
San Diego 70
San Francisco 6S
Washington, D. C....76 66 .00
Winnipeg 92 6S .00
Yellowstone Park ... 43 .00
Flood. Height Chng.
St. Paul 14 1.8 0.4
!Red Wing 14 2.6 0.2
i Reeds Landing ...12 2.6 0.1
La Crosse 12 3.4 0.1
! Prairie du Chien ...IS 3.5 0.1
Dubuque IS 4.2 0.1
I. Claire 10 1.9 0.0
Rock Island 15 3.6 0.1
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecast.
Today's Market Quotations
(By wire from E. W. Wagner 4 Co..
Grain. Provisions, Stitcks anU Cotton.
Local offices at Kock Island house. Rock ,
Island, 111. Chicago office, 9S-S9-100.
Board of Trade. Local telephones i
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTION.
July, 10914, 1101,2, 1091.4,
September, 1054, 70i;:(, 105i
Training a Cow.
T. P.'s London Weekly relates how
Major Miles Malony of Ballyduff wai
amazed one morning to see from his
bedroom window a little lad driving a
cow back and forward again and again
over a ditch and through a fence on his
land. Hurrydly completing his toiieL
be rushed out to question the little tres
passer. "What are ye after with that
cow? Is It to kill the beast ye want?"
Kill her! Sbure, it's to keep her alive
I want." "Keep her alive?" "Shure.
It's talching her to get her own living
I atn. There Isn't a ditch or tince in
the barony that'll hold ber in afther
I've done wid her." Then the major
understood. The cow, in fact, was be
In? taught to trespass In search of her
Ends Hunt for Rich Girl.
Often the hunt for a rich wife end
when the man meets a woman that
uses Electric Bitters. Her strocg
nerves tell in a bright brain and even
temper. Her peach-bloom complexion
and ruby lips result from her pure
blood; her bright eyes from restful
sleep; her elastic step from firm, free
muscles, all telling of the health and
strength Electric Bittera give a woman,
acd the freedom from indigestion,
backache, headache, fainting and dizzy
spells they promote. Everywhere they
axe woman's favorite remedy. If weak
or ailing try them. 50c at all druggist.
December, IOC1,, IOC's, lOo'fe, 106'.4.
July, 75i, 76, 75, 7of.
Septerrjer, 73-, 73, 73'4, 73i.
December, C3. 64, 63. C34.
July, 49. 49'i, 4S34, 4S'4.
September, 40, 40, 40'4, 40v;.
December, 41. 4Hi, 41'4, 418.
July, 18.70, 18.7i, 1S.57, 18.57.
September. 19.02, 19.05, 18.92, 19.02.
July, 10.90, 10.90, 10.S5, 10.85.
September, 11.07, 11.10, 11.05, 11.05.
July, 10.47, 10.50, 10.17. 10.47.
September, 10.65, 10.67, 10.05, 10.05.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 110"4'?i 112'4. No. 3
r 108V. ft 111, No. 2 h lu9'4112. No.
3 h 107'4Ti 1 1 0 1 4 . No. 1 ns 1 12 & US.
No. 2 ns ai2f?116. No. 3 ns 107fill4,
No. 2 e 108ftll5, No. 3 s 104113. No.
4 s 100111.
(Corn No. 2 75 V, 70, No. 2 w 79 '4
80, No. 2 y 7714 ii 77, No. 3 734'a
75, No. 3 w 77'i & 7S.i, No. 3 y 764
(Ti76'4, No. 4 701.4ft 71',4, No. 4 w 74tt
75 No. 4 y 71 'fx 74.
Oats No. 2 w 531.4 ?r4V, No. 3 w
52,4S53i4, No. 4 w 515 53, standard
Wheat opened i,4 to
tt to $g -up.
Corn opened H up; closed to 14
day. Week. Yea
Minneapolis Ill 144 15
Dulmh 21 22
Winnipeg 33G 43C
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow,
Oats ... '
Wheat today 229-.0 451-.'.0!
Year ago 531. 0't.j loo.oi.o
Corn today 478, Of 0 870.on0 j
Year ago 489,00o 702,OdO
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market,
Hogs, 14,'0fi: left over 9,540; 5c up.
Light 7.107.524; mixed 7.107.55;
heavy 7.05x 7.57V2 : rough 7.057.25.
Cattle, 2.0f'rt; 6'ror.g.
Sheep, 10,000; steady.
Nine O'clock Market
H?gs 5c up. Light 7.10ti7.55
7.4'ii7.55; mixed .Vi.z;
5.2596.90; fcavy 7.10S 7.574 ;
stockers 4.006.60; Texans 5.907.6O;
westerns 6.307.80; cows 2.70igS.50;
Sheep, steady. Natives 3.20-35.10;
lambs 4.00(R7.25; westerns 3.355.15;
lambs 4.25 7.50.
Close of Market.
Hogs closed strong: fc higher. Bulk
7.45!&7.55; mixed 7.15f?7.60; light 7.15
(7.55; heavy 7.107.60; rough 7.10
Cattle, steady. Top 9.60.
Sheep, 10c to 15c lower. Top 5.15.
Lambs, top 7.50.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 4,000 1.000 4,000
Omaha 13,000 500
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Chicago 10,000 200 4,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, June 28. Following are
Hie quotations on the market today:
I'mon Pacific 169
lT. S. Steel preferred 110?,
I'. S. Steel common 70
Rock Island common 264
Southern Pacific 109
New York Central US
Missouri Pacific 3C
Creat Northern 1394
Northern Pacific 120
Louisville & Nashville I604
Colorado Fuel & Iron 32
Canadian Pacific 2C434
Illinois Central 12S
Lead 58 14
Chesapeake & Ohio 80
Brooklyn Rapid Transit S9V4
Baltimore & Ohio 10S
41'tllisilll ... ... ... ..... .....11M2
Locomotive 43! 4
St. Paul lOSi
Lehigh Valley 171
Republic Steel common 26' 4
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
June 28. Following are the whole
sale quotations on the local market
Butter Dairy, 2714c; creamery. 30c
Potatoes. J1.40 to $1.60
Clover hay, $15.
Cabbage, 6c pound.
Feed and Fuel.
Oats, 56c to 57c.
Forage Timothy hay, $25 to $23.
Wild hay, $20 to $22.
Corn, 70c to 72c.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; slack,
Medlcns Don't you think this nclen
tiflc Idea Is a good one of killing off all
the Idiots? Cynlcus No: the world
would be too lonely. Baltimore American
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up ; closed I
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Last Last iTr r"iil
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The best preparation for open king if
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4-4-t . lit., ii.
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