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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1913.
VISITORS A GOOD
TIME ATTHE FAIR
Diamond Jubilee Event of Mer
cer' County Event Surpasses
EXHIBITS ARE', NUMEROUS
Attractive Premium List Draws Many
Entriea Thursday Rock
(Special to The Arg-ua.)
Aledo, 111., Sept 17. The diamond
Jubilee of the Mercer county fair prom'
lses to surpass others In regard to
the number of contestants entered for
various premiums. Thefair of 1912
was somewhat marred when breeders
of fancy cattle, horses and hogs were
afraid to ship into this county because
of tlckneM, bu. no such condition pre
vails this year.
All of the different breeds of cattle
known to this part of the United
States are represented In the immense
cattle barn and tTie new pavlllion for
the hogs is entirely filled. The horse
barns are well supplied, with race,
L.how and draft animals. There are
many race horBes nere that have been
through most of the western circuitr
and some that are staked farther In
the circuit and have no engagement
at the present time, so are taking ad
vantage of the good track and big
purses at Aledo. Many horses, hogs
and cattle from Rock Island county
are entered and they are of a quality
that Rock Island county does not need
be abhamed of.
HALL fiAME. .
Sherrard and MatherviMe play base
ball here Wednesday and Thursday,
and if lacli team wins a game the de
ciding contest will be played on Fri
day. These taras have met many
times with victories about even. Thpy
are keen rivals and very evenly
Something novel has been arranged
In the way of entertainment. The as
sociation has decided to give a dis-p'-
y of daylight fireworks. This is a
big expense and a thing that is very
seldom seen in this section.
R4IN A UKEiT II KI P.
The rain of Tuesday made the road3
and truck near the fair grounds in
tho best possible condition and if the
rr,t of the veek is clear the associa
tion expects the largest crowd they
have evfr had. Thursday will be Torn
Marshall day for the people of Keiths
burg and Rock Island day for the peo
ple from the north. Mr. Marshall has
leaned his great collection of trophies
that he has won by his marksmanship
to the aoclatlon to be put on display
and then the collection will be sect
to Chicago Athletic club as a present
from Mr. Marshall. He la the only
man who baa ever held the world's
championship honors for two succes
PAMXO HORE. '
The world renowned educated
horse, Prince Onward, will give exhi
bitions each day of the fair. It was
only after a great deal of trouble and
expense to the Fair association that
fhe owner of Prince Onward con
sented to bring him here, as he was
pressed by many larger communities
to show this wonderful horse at oth
Some of the best horses that have
raced through Illinois and Iowa are
entered in Wednesday classes. They
Rexy D., br. g., sire, Recreation, E.
D. Haris, owner.
Jim, b.- g., sire unknown, Clen Col
Ella Swift, b. m., sire. Swift Bell.
J. E. Simmons, owner.
J. B. P., b. g, sire Klatawa, J P.
Bessie Axtell, s. m., sire Axtello,
Roy Breeding, owner.
Dan Mack, b. g., aire Legteer, Cbas.
Sontlcus, Jr., b. g., sire Sonticus,
Paul Fisher, owner.
Tom Montgomery, blk. gv sire, Har
ris Starlight, E. D. Harris, owner.
Flashlight, blk. g., sire, Harris Star
light, Cicero Harris, owner.
Melero, b. g., sire, Keeler. J. M.
Strathtell. b. s., sire Motell, R. R.
Judge Mason, blk. a., sire. Major
Mason, W. V. Vanderheyden, owner.
Barney Wilkes, b. g., sire, Border
Wilkes, w. V. VanJerheyden, owner.
Waynetta. b m. sire. The Admiral.
Chas. Campbell, owner.
Delavan Boy, b. g., sire Tazewell
Boy, Harry L. Clark, owner.
Denny Boy, b. g., sire Elmer Scott,
O. D. Harris, owner.
Billy A., s. g., sire Hidalgo, O. D.
E'.sie Jan's, br. m., sire, Klatawa,
A. H. McWh'.nney. owner.
Gypsie Wood, blk. m., sire Sekwood,
W. S. Massa. owner.
Little Bernlce, b. f.. 6ire Dell Coro
nada, Sam Watkins, owner.
Hazel Nut, ch. m., sire E'.knut, T.
A. Montgomery, owner.
Dandy Zolock, b. g., " sire Zolock.
Mike O'Connor, owner.
Belle Crouch, sire Captain Crouch,
M. W. Schwab, owner.
The Eel, gr. g., sir;, Mac S., J. E.
John Archibald, b. ., sire Expedi
tion, Dr. J. H. Oliver, owner.
Race numbed four ii a 4 furlong
(dash. The entries In this race are
not yet named, but there are more
r.'nning horses at the track than us
eal and all dashes will be well filled.
Bob WlKets of Joy has one of the
largest displays of farm machinery
that has been at the fair. Mr. Wtl
lets has a tent that looks like a cir-
AT ALEDO FAIR
Auto Crashes Into Buggy Five
,. Year Old Girl Narrowly .
Escapes Deatn. -
' (Special to The Arirus.) '
Aledo, m., Seat. 17. Pedestrians
at Aledo were thrown into a panic
yesterday afternoon when a speeding
automobile, driven by Harry Arnett,
crashed into a buggy in which George
Rommel was seated. The ' collision
occurred at the corner of College ave
nue and Seventh street. The buggy
was overturned and Mr. Rommel
thrown to the pavement with consid
The auto driver was unable to ap
ply the brakes promptly, and the
horse was dragged for a distance of
several feet. A -little five-year-old
girl, who had started to cross the
street, stood directly In front of the
buggy when it was struck, and people
who lined the 'streets were horror
stricken. Through a miracle, the child
escaped unscathed. Neither Rommel
nor Arnett were Injured seriously.
cug canvas and has a gTeat exhibi
tion of everything from a cream sep
'arator to an automobile. He will
have a band at his exhibit.
Earl Dixon of New Boston was to
day given first and second prizes for
Shetland ponies. G. D. Reed, Aledo,
was given first for mules, and John
Dellitt's sons, "Reynolds, second.
The feature this morning was a
ball game between Sherrard and
Mathervllle, which the former won
1 to 0. Muller pitched excellent ball
for Sherrard, letting down his oppo
nents with a no-hit no-run game. The
winners made five hits and five er
rors, while the losers made but one
bobble. The batteries were Muller
and Erickson; Maynaxd and Roden
sky. Hodges made the bingle that
won the contest.
SUFFERED SEVERAL YEARS
RELIEVED BY PERUNA
! "ONE BOTTLE DID ME MORE (
GOOD THAN ALL OTHER
REMEDIES PUT TOGETHER." j
in -v.' m- ' JI Hit I
HAVE CHAIN GANG
FOR BAD NEGROES
Citizen Says Serious Trouble Is
Likely to Occur Under the
JOHN N. WATKINS.
John N. W atk'ns. 3431 A. Crittenden,
St. Loulu, Mo., writes:
"Among all the greatly ad
vertised medicines for kid
ney and bladder trouble there
is nothing which equals Pe
runa . I suffered for several
years with this trouble, spent
hundreds of dollars on doc
tors and medicine and all to
no purpose, until I took Pe
"One bottle did me more
good than al the others put
together, as they only poi
soned ray system. Peruna
cured me. I used it f,or four
months before a, complete
cure was accomplished, but
am truly grateful to you. The
least I can do in return is to
acknowledge the merits of
A Remarkable Recovery.
John N. Watkfna, whose portrait ac-
aent it to us entirely unsolicited. His
statement is, "The least that I can
do in return tor the benefit X have
received, Is to acknowledge the mer
its of Peruna."
A great many people feel this way,
and voluntarily give ua the privilege
of using their testimonial In spite of
the fact that there are some who are
prejudiced against testimonials.
Mr. Watklnr trouble was kidney
and bladder disease, as be states.
Just exactly what the' nature of the
disease was we have no means of
knowing. He had, however, what
the doctors called kidney disease,
and he had suffered for several years
with the trouble.
Naturally enough a man of hit
means and energy -
would not sit down
and whine because of
his trouble, but he at
tempted to find, relief.
He spent hundreds of
dollars In trying to find relief. It
seems that be was disappointed en
tirely. At last he was Induced to take Pe
runa. Just who called his attention
to the remedy we do not know. We
presume It was a neighbor who had
imu i or a similar purpose. In
beginning to take Peruna he states:
"One bottle did me more good than
tail the other remedies put together.'
i He continued to take Peruna for four
months, at which time he claims he
was completely restored, to health. It
was his grrtitude for good health again
that led him to write the testimonial
and allow us to use his portrait in
connection with it
We offer no explanation as to how
Peruna effected a change in his case.
The operation of medicine is mostly
inexplicable. The fact that he had
dUiently sought relief and tried other
popular remedies and began to im
prove as soon as be took Peruna, is
evidence that cannot be disputed that
Peruna did for him just what he says
Naturally enough, Mr. Watkins rec
ommends Peruna to other people sim
ilarly afflicted. If any one desires to
write him and obtain further partic
ulars they should remember to en
close a stamp for reply. Otherwise
their letter may receive no attention.
Catarrh of Kidneys.
Judge C. 3. Park, R. F. D. 4., Greens
boro, Greene county, Ga., writes. Tor
a long time I was troubled with ca
tarrh of the kidneys and after taking
Peruna I feel like a new man."
Those who object to liquid medfc
"Rock Island is ripe for serious
trouble," said a man who has been
observing cenditions here for several
years, after he had read a newspaper
account of the latest negro, cutting
"There has been a big increase in
the negro population during the last
few years," he went on, "and many of
the newcomers are not desirable cit
izens. Something has got to be done
to curb them or we may see here a
repetition of what disgraced Spring
field a few years ago. Cutting scrapes
have been increasingly common for
come time and now hardly a SaUrrday
night passes in which there is not a
serious scrape of some sort. Not in
frequently the victim is a white man.
"Now it takes surprisingly little to
8'-art something. One of these times
a white man will get hurt and will die
as a result. Other white men will
take up the quarrel and blood will
"It would not be a difficult matter
to clear the town of this undesirable
element. If their hangouts are broken
up often enough and the keepers are
given to understand that they cannot
do business here the trouble will
largely cease. Nearly every one of
these colored bad men carries a gun
or a knife and is ready to use it on
the slightest provocation. This fact
of itself is a guarantee of troub'.e
when they are allowed to congregate
and gamble and drink as they do in
"In addition to raiding these colored
joints and fining the keepers and
those found carrying concealed weap
ons the citjr ought to provide some
sort of work to keep the prisoners
busy. If the prisoners were made to
work as they are in other cities
Peoria for instance this class of riff
raff would steer wide of the town
instead of flocking In, as they are
companies this article, has a veryic'nes can now procure Peruna Tab
IntertstlEg story to telL, He sent It lets. (Adv.) ' .
Toklo A flotilla of Japanese tome-
do boat destroyers was dispatched by
tne admiralty to reen force the war ves
sels ordered to Nanking.
Washington President Wilson nom
in a ted William Hayne Lea veil, a re
tired clergyman of Carrollton, Miss.,
tor minister to uuatemala.
Detroit Joseph Gallagher, 43 years
old, a Toledo horse trader, who was
one of a colony of tent dwellers on
the outskirts of the city, was slain in
his bunk last night and robbed of $500.
los Angeles George II. Bixby.
Long Beach millionaire, was placed on
inai xuesaay. me principal wit
nesses against him are minor rlrls
His defense will be. an assertion that
the girls seek blackmail.
St Lou la R, W. Ropiequet, attor
new for Henry J. Fink, Belleville, 111.,
private nanner, wno la out on bond on
a warrant charging embezzlement, said
his client's liabilities were $150,000
and the assets $12a,000.
ruiiaeipnia inree persons were
injured yesterday by the turning over
of the three rear steel sleeping cars
of the Philadelphia night express on
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day salef Eft'
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never has a season been so warm and the early fall so change
able. Furs have moved slowly on this account but are
coming in choking our department. We must rid ourselves
of some to make room. Anticipating an early fall, we
bought neavy, lar to heavy tor tnis late season and
as a result are almost snowed under with furs. We
must make room. Thur., Fri. and Sat., we offer
All Furs eS at 25 Discount
No Fur Sale So Liberally
Broad Das Ever Been Offered Before
Thus it doesn't cost anything whatever to
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Many Attractive Styles la
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The selection of the new Fall suit is the prob
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problem is simplified to a great extent when
selection can be made from such an extensive
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this vast display.
In materials you may choose suits of eponge,
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poplin, cheviot and novelties. The coats are
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The skirts are in the front and side draped or
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Full assortment of colors and sixes.
New Separate Skirts
Late Arrivals Priced at
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We offer new shephard,
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Serge or all wool corded
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Scotch plaid, straight French
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Every skirt all wooL
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Day of the Millinery
We extend you a hearty invita
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' the New f Hats.
Sale of China &
offers the best
bargains of the year in china,
cut glass, housefurnishing, etc
Basement Sales Rooms.
Women's ganulne. leather, handbags
In large sizes leather lined, fitted with
a change purts, oxldlzed framea-with
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Women's patent leather belts In
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gilt and sliver buckles, regular value
25e for 19c.
30PtRAItYI UQU Ca X , 1L Rock Island, iflinoia
tbe PenneylYania railroad at Coatea
rille, 3S miles west of Philadelphia.
Baltimore John C TThler, formerly
teller of the Park bank, was indicted
by the grand Jury on a charge of em
bezzUng S 11.741. Ubier, said to hare
confessed. Is now being sought by
detecUres, who believe he is In the
Toledo Immediately upon his re
tarn from a six weeks racation In
Weqnetonslng, Mich., Mayor Brand
Whitlock resigned from - the Toledo
ticket upon which be bad been nomi
nated during his absence' for a fourth
term for mayor.
Soutn 'Bend, Ind. Ray. Eldred' of
South Bend, a missionary In th Conxn
district. Africa, where bia wife - had
died of fever, was drowned recently,
according to Information received-In
this city. Three children of the dead
missionaries are In a home At Hiram,