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THE itflGUS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1906. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS OF THE NEW PRIMARY LAW Which Goes Into Effect Next SaturdayPoints to Keep in View, With Suggestions to Democrats as to the Danger In Apathy The Candidates. FACTS ABOUT THK OPERATION OF THE .EW PRIMARY LAW. Its first operation occurs Saturday of this week, the hours being from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. The voting places are as in an ordinary election in the various ward pre cincts throughout the city and county. The judges and clerks will be the same as those who serve in an ordin ary election. All parties vote in the same precincts between the same hours, the po litical denominations being designated as follows: DEMOCRATIC, PINK. l(EPini.ICA, WHITE. PROHIBITION. 111. I K. socialistic, RED. There are two ballots to be voted, the candidate ballot and the delegate ballot. The candidate ballot must be marked in the square preceding the name of the choice of the voter. This ballot will be supplied by the judges and clerks as in an ordinary election. The delegate ballot will also be found in the voting places, but it may be secured anywhere and taken with the voter, but it must correspond in color with the ha I lot voted in the booth. The delegate ballot is not to be marked. It is simply voted. MANY COMPLICATIONS APPEAR. This being the first instance of the operation of the new primary law, many complications are likely to arise and confusion result. Much of this will operate against the democrats if they are not careful, and all that can be done to counteract such an effect is for all democrats to make it a point to vote and to vote intelligently. Democrats should be guarded about getting into the hot fight that is rag ing with the republican party for the United States senatorship the state senatorship, and the shrievalty. Unfortunately, democrats in different parts of the city who reserve the right to help their friends regardless of politics in preliminary contests, have, without realizing the provisions of the law, signed the petitions of candi dates for republican nominations, while many have likewise gone so far as to consent to become delegates on republican tickets, thus depriving themselves of the right of franchise in their own party in any respect, so far as this pri mary election is concerned. This will have the tendency to reduce the democratic vote materially, and in this is the danger of majority democrats not asserting themselves'unless every untrammeled member of the party makes it a point to go to the polls Saturday and vote his preference, bothas to candidates and for delegations. REPORTS SENT OUT FOR EFFECT. But apart from the features of the primary law, a number of phases af fecting the democratic party have developed throughout the county. One re sults frcm the report systematically circulated for a purpose that the demo crats have no interest in the primary and no right to participate. Under the law, however, there is but one primary day for both parties and the demo crat who fails to avail himself of it, forfeits his right to elect candidates in his own party. Another impression that it has been sought to have prevail is that there is but one aspirant for the. nomination for minority representa tive in the candidacy of James G. Britton. But there is another candidate who is seeking the endorsement for minority representative, in the person cf John Looney, whose name appears on the candidate ballot and who will have delegates in the field for all the conventions. There are two candidates for democratic 'county nominations, in Corne lius Donovan and Peter Schleuter, Jr., for sheriff. PECILIAR COMBINATIONS DEVELOP. There have been some peculiar combinations developed in the primary election affecting both parties, as the list cf delegates will show. There are rumors of all kinds of double crossing and trading, but one fortunate thing of the new law is that any attempt to swap or combine between political par ties will be discovered the moment the one who attempts to practice it en ters the polling place, where he must indicate hie politics. So that while the opportunity is afforded for vest pocket voting on the delegate ticket, there can be no chance of it so far as the candidate ballot is concerned, and the the weather: Partly cloudy tonight, with probably kowrnt Friday fnlr and continued wrm. The noithnritlrrn atornt which ha moved eaatward to the Red river val ley ha been attended by ahowcra and thaaderatornia from the Mlnnourl val ley to I"n and Mlnneaota and at acnt tered atnflnna In the Canadian north Treat. It hna alao raunrd a noticeable riae In temperature In the upper Mla alaalppl valley. Thla dlnturhaace la be ing aueeeeded in the northern Rocky mountain atatea and tbe Drltlah terri tory to the northward by rapidly rim ing; barometera and very cool tempera ture. The northern low preaanre will probably cauae ahowera In thla vicinity tonight, though fair weather la indica ted for Friday. It- will continue warm. J. M. SliKRIER. Local Korecaater. Temperature at 7 n. mn 73; at 3:30 p. m. 01. Minimum temperature In 21 hour a. TO. Velocity of wind at 8 a. m., S miles. Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured in Three Days. Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind., says: "My wife had Inflammatory rheumatism in every muscle and joint; her suffering was terrible and her body and face were swollen almost beyond recognition; had been in bed for six weeks and had eight physicians, but received no benefit until she tried the Mytic Cure for rheumatism. It gave immediate relief an dshe was able to walk about in three days. I am sure it saved her life." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island: Gustav Schlegel & Son, 220 West Sec ond street, Davenport. Delicate woman will never become strong, happy, hearty, free from pain, until you build up your system-with the nerve-refreshing, blood-making ton ic. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Tea or tablets, 35 cents. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy. man who attempts any foxy politics can be caught In the act just as can the one who undertakes a crooked move in any form. . In the matter of the legislative candidacy, The Argus has heretofore spoken of the advantages offered in the candidacy of J. G. Britton who, apart from his popularity in his own county, is perhaps more likely to prove stronger in the adjoining county of Mercer than any one who could be select ed at this particular time. With a solid delegation from Rock Island county back of him, he would be in a position to bring back the nomination, but if there are two candidates sent from this county, the greater will be the ad vantage that Mercer and Henderson will have. Rock Island county is enti tled to 11 delegates in the senatorial convention. Mercer and Henderson combined have the same number.. The Argus had hoped, in the interest of party welfare as well as party harmony In this county, that sentiment would unite on one man, as has been the custom in the past, where the county con vention determined the county's choice; But under the primary law the del egates are elected direct from the party to all the conventions, and there is no going behind that. UNITED IN ADJOINING COUNTIES. In Mercer and Henderson the democrats are locally united cn EiL. Werts, the Henderson county man. Mr. Britton may, nevertheless have a delegate or two out of Mercer county, which, if he had the backing of the democrats of his own county, would insure him the nomination. If delegates representing two candidates go from Rock Island county, it simply means that the nomina tion for minority representative so far as this county is concerned, will once more go glimmering. In the adjoining counties there is no disturbing element, and the party there is united so far as the candidate is concerned, although, as said, Mr. Brit ton is apt to make inroads from outside. It is up to democrats, therefore, not to throw away their opportunities by giving their influence and sacrificing their own party by participation in the factions of an opposing party or, above all, by neglecting to participate in the primary to the extent of voting, to permit the party to lose caste. FIND FOR THE DEFENDANTS Fail to Establish Claim Against Weston And Pearson in County Court. The jury in the county court in the caoe of Ed H. Dressing for the use ot' W. H. Whynes against C. E. Weston and J. P. Pearson, last evening found for the defendants. The case was brought for $418. it heing claimed that after closing a purchase of billiard and pool tables, the defendants refused to accept the property. H. H. Weld and Attorney Cooper of Davenport appear ed for the plaintiffs, the defense being represented by W. A. Meese and C. E. Dietz of Moline. DIAMOND JO BOATS HERE St. Paul Arrives on Way North, and Dubuque is Up. The steamer St. Paul of the Diamond Jo line arrived in port this afternoon at 2 o'clclock with a large passenger list and a heavy cargo. A large number of. the passengers took the excursion on the Tri City railway over the three cit ies and over the I. & I. to Clinton where the boat was taken for the re mainder of the journey. The steamer Dubuque arrived here this afternoon at. 4 o'clock from St. Louis. The steamer Columbia of the White Collar line brought an excursion of Odd Fellows from Keithsburg to the tri cities arriving here at noon today. The boat returns this evening at G o'clock. Methodists in Wrayville. The Methodists began their district Epworth league convention at Wray ville today and will continue the ses sions until the 9th. Rev. W. C. Schultze of this city and a delegation of 25 from the German Methodist church are at tending. Beal & Schmitt. Fine tailoring. Illinois theater building. All $5 and $6 Outing Suits at $3.95; choice of any $10 Outing Suit at $5; choice of $15 Outing Suits, excepting blue serges, at $10; choice of $18 and $20 Outing Suits, and they are beauties, at $13.50; choice of our 50c Neckwear at 25c; $1.95 for men's $2 50 and $2.95 Pants; $2.95 for men's $3 Pants; $3.95 for men's 5 Pants; half price for a lot of Juvenile Suit Novelties, small sizes only; every man's Suit at a reduced price; all Negligee Shirts, Underwear, Hats, Shoes, etc., reduced in price. RAINFALL. The rroeease of Nature lijr Which It la I'mdnrril. Rain Is, as we nil know, the moisture of the atmosphere condensed into drops large enough to fall with per ceptible velocity to the earth. The va riation in the sizes of the drops I de pendent upon the difference in the height from which they have fallen and to tHo amount of atmospheric dis turbance present at the time. If they fall from great heights the drops suf fer gradual division into smaller and smaller parts until they are at last converted Into mists. In calm weather, with the clouds near the earth's sur face, the drops are apt to be large and heavy. The formation of rain is in general a continuation or an en largement of the processes by which clouds and fogs are formed. The dep osition of moisture depends upon the cooling of the atmosphere, but concern ing the precise process by which the cooling is effected various opinions are entertained even among those who have made meteorology a life study. In considering the matter we have de duced our reckonings from what is considered the best authority on the subject. From this it appears that the temperature of a glvca mass of warm air In lowered In the ordinary course of atmospheric phenomena by one or the other of the processes mentioned in the following: By radiation to the cold sky, by radiation to the neighbor ing masses" of clouds or the cold ground, by mixture with cool air or by the absorption of heat in the expan sion of ascending columns of air. Whatever the process may be, one thing 13 sure the cooling must take place before the moisture will collect into drops of sufficient size to cause them to fall from the mass of vapor in which the constituent parts have been floating. The Millionaire. He Do you think you could live on love alone? She I'd like to try It awhile. I've never had anything but money and flattery. Detroit Free Press. HTl BOAT STAYS HERE Captain Lancaster Says Eclipse Will Not Go to Du buque. RUMORS FROM THERE DENIED Plan to Open New Packet Service to Prairie du Chien Brought Report of Steamer's Transfer. The report emanating from Dubuque, that the steamer Eclipse, running in the packet trade between Rock Island and Clinton, was to be taken to Du buque and operated between that city and Prairie Du Chien, Wis., is emphat ically denied by Captain Lancaster, owner of the Eclipse, and at the head of the Eclipse packet company. "No sir, the Eclipse is here to stay," said the captain. The business of the pack et line between Rock Island and Clin ton, though reduced by the interurban in point of the passenger traffic, is still quite heavy, and is more than suf ficient to warrant the operation of the steamer. It is certain that even should the Eclipse be transferred to a line farther north, it would be succeeded here by another packet. Dubuque I'eople Want It. The people of Dubuque are anxious to secure boat communication with Prairie du Chien, the idea being to se cure a service of three trips a week. The Eclipse is a boat of just the type required for the proposed new packet service. It is reported that for a time negotiations were carried on with a view to taking the Eclipse north, but this idea seems to have been aband oned. It Is probable that some other packet will be secured for the line. The distance of the proposed route is con siderably greater than that between P.ock Island and Clinton. Boats down were the Sidney, Mac, Ruth, Wannetta, Lizzie Gardner and Eclipse. The Columbia was up from the south. The stage of water was 5.10 all day. RIVER FORCAST. A falling tendency in the Mississippi will continue from below Dubuque to Muscatine. RIVER BULLETIN'. Flood Rain stage, light. Chge. fall. St. Paul 14 5.9 0.1 T Red Wing 14 3.9 0.1 0 Reeds Landing .. 12 3J 0.0 0 LaCrosse 12 4.S 0.2 0 Prairie du Chien . IS 5.5 0.2 0 Dubuque IS 5.5 0.2 0 LeClaire 10 4.1 0.2 T Rock Island 15 5.1 0.2 T Des Moines Rapids S 3.0 0.0 Keokuk 15 5.1 0.1 .02 St. Louis "0 10.S 0.2 0 Memphis 33 14.G 0.3 0 New Orleans 16 J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. OBITUARY RECORD. Susie Bouchard. Susie Bouchard died at. the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Parks, 1902 Elev enth avenue at 11:30 this morning af ter an illness of several weeks with tvrhni1 fpvpr Sh wns born Dec. 11. 1893. at Sears. She is survived by two) sisters. Golda L. of this city, Marie of. Reynolds, and a brother, James, at the i Bethany home in this city. The fu-' neral services, which will be private, will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial takes place at Chippiannock cemetery. CITY CHAT. Insure with Beecher Bros. For loans see Beecher Bros. Buy a home of Reldy Bros. Tri-City Towel Supply company. "The Garden of Loven" at Totten's. For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz. For bus, baggage, express, call Robb'a. Bargains in real estate. Beecher Bros. "Just You" a popular song. Buy il at Totten's. If you want to sell real estate, list it with. Beecher Bros. Coldren Land company, 53 McManus building, Davenport. Coldren Land comjrany run a Vpecial car to Canada Tuesday. Low rates. II. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur nace work. 1526-1528 Fourth avenue. "Just You" and "the Garden of Love" the latest song hits at Totten's Music house. Totten has a new edition of the lat est song hits" Just You and "The Gard en of Love." Simser wants your picture framing. Latest framing machinery. 1318-1320 Third avenue. Private car to Canada Tuesday. Col dren Land company, 53 McManus build ing, Davenport. Travel over the Pock Island bridge yesterday included 2.403 on foot, 1,562 teams and 361 street cars. Patronize the W. V. R. U. dinner to morrow at the court house from 11 a m. to 2 p. m. Price only 15 cents. Expert manicuring, shampooing and thorough treatment of the hair and scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 726 Sev enteenth street. Old phone west 59. Bible students will hear something of unusual Interest, to them Monday ev ening, Aug. C, at K. P. hall, Tremann building. Third avenue and Seventeenth street. Undenominational. Free. The Ladies' A. C. society of the Aiken street chapel will give a lawn sociable at the home of Mrs. F. J. Tonn on Aiken street. South Rock Island, Fri day evening, Aug. C. Ice cream and cake, 10 cents. Everybody welcome. Every day a special bargain. Every day something different. Watch this paper. Read our locals. See our win dows. No two days the same. For to morrow we will sell ladies' f 2 and $2.50 oxfords for only $1.25. Lage Waters' shoe company. Word Faahlnua. The history of the word asparairus shows how, even in the days of diction aries, word fashions change. In tbe eightnth cctitury, even In elegant us age, tbe delicacy was regularly culled "sparrow grass." A dictionary of 1701 says that "sparrow grass" is now so general that "asparagus" has an nir of stiffness and pedantry. "Sperage" had been the usual English form in the sixteenth century, but hi the seven teenth herbalists lTought back the orig inal Greek and Latin spelling "aspara gus." Tepys varies between "sparrow grass," "sparagus" and "sparague." No doubt tbe eighteenth century relapse was tbe last, and the "a" is back for good now. I3nerlenee.'" Mother Now, Tommy, you know what happens to little boys who are nawehty. Tommy Yea, I know. Their papas give 'em a licking, and tlien their mammas pet 'em and' kins 'em and give 'em nice things to eat. New York Press. BIG GAINS SHOWN Rock Island and Frisco Systems' Gross Earnings Increase $10,000,000 STATEMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR Dividends of Holding Company 1.36 Per Cent Better than Required 5 Per Cent cn Frisco Common. The statements of the earnings of the Rock Island company of New Jer sey, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa cific system, and the Frisco system, show considerable increase over hut year. The earnings of the Rock Island company for the fiscal year ending July 30. 19nc, were equal to 5.36 per cent of the preferred issue, the full 1 per cent required dividend, and a sur plus of 1.3G per cent. The Frisco h.vs. tcm earned something better than 5 per cent on its common stock, alc r all charges. The policy of the compan ies has been for the last year or niuio to pay no dividend not absolutely re quired, and to expend the net lucon,.; in carrying out the extensive plans for the improvement of the properties. Net Show llljf 1 orrfHKf. The gross business of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific system for the fiscal year show an increase of over $7.0011,000, and average gain of 16 per cent, and beyond the average pern in ago of gain. The net made even a better exhibit, with an increase of ::7 per ce nt, or $3,155,589. The Fil - lines did not do so well relatively, t In gain in gross for the year being 9.3 p-r cent, or $3,593,602. The gain in n I earnings was $1.418,7N4. or 11.3 r cent. The gain made by lxii h system:;, controlled by the Rock Island company was over $10,(iiio,000 in gross, and over $1,500,000 In the net earnings. MERCER COUNTY COLLEGE Aledo Man Leaves Large Sum for the Establishment of a School. Aledo. 111., Aug. 2. The attorn y:i having charge of the settlement of i!i- William Drury estate, have given not ice to the cities of Mercer county that in that will was a sum of $II2,ooo m t apart for Lie erection of a college to be erected and maintained in a city !u Mercer county. The school Ik to be built in the city which donates the largest sum towards its support. The day for bids from the different citi s of this county to he handed in has bet u set for October 1, 19"6, at 1 o'clock at the courthouse in Aledo. The bids sli.i 11 be. in writing and enclosed in a healed n- veljpe., ,, ,. Professor Tyler, of Amherst college, said recently: "A man can live com fortably without brains; no man ever existed without a digestive system. The dyspeptic has neither faith, hope or charity." Day by day people realize, the importance of caring for their di gestion; realize the need of the use of a little corrective after overeating. A corrective like Kodol For Dyspeps'a. It digests what you eat. Sold by all druggists. In this state It Is not necessary to serve a five days' notice for eviction of a cold. 1'se the original laxativo cough Fyrnp. Kennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar. No opiates. Sold by all druggists. .