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THE AUG US, WEDNESDAY, SEPTE3IEEE 20, 1899.
Pay lor What You Want.
; Cet What You Pay lor.
That means satisfaction. Ours is the store
where confidence dwells eternal. This fall we
are showing as handsome a line of carpets as
you could wish to see. Our big stores are fairly
bulging with big rolls of everything in the way of
pretty floor coverings including all kinds of mat
tings and linoleums. If you buy before you see
our line you do yourself an injustice.
a Can Please You in Pattern
and Price as Well.
As to furniture we have hundreds of things to
say that we cannof put into an advertisement.
Oar stock is the most complete in this section,
we know that, and we also know that we sell at
fair prices. We know that our goods are right,
that you will agree with us when you view the
handsome array we spread before you this fall.
We invite you here because we feel we can please
you, so don't delay but come and see the line
Yours for Satisfaction.
Clemann & Satoann
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
Base Ball Goods,
Sundries and Repairs.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
W. C. Malckek.
Livery, Feed and Boarding
Nice driving horses and all kinds of rubber-tired
vehicles to be hired out at reasonable prices.
Board your horse and have your buggy and harness
washed every day at the rate of 40c per day.
Stable Located at 1612 Fourth Avenue,
Phone Number 1192.
J. H. Maucker.
CLUB'S FIRST ANNUAL
Tri-City Newspaper 'Fraternity
Again Entertained at Tower
by Charles McHugh.
MEET AT THE FESTIVE BOAED.
A Dallghtral Evening Wtalled A war at
Historic Resort Cine lirowth In Mem
bership of Organization Daring; the Tear
Address of President Johnson Kiectlon
of Officers. Impromptu Speeches. Music.
The Tri-City Press club held it9 an
nual meeting at the Watch Tower inn
last night, on which occasion Charles
McHugh for the second time assumed
the role of host, and he proved a
royal one. The newspaper men
gathered at the Harper house and
there at 8:30 boarded a special car
furnished with the compliments of
General Manager J. F. Lardner, of
the Tri-City Rail way company, an hon
orary member of the club, and were
given a clear track t the Tower, and
were ushered to the second floor of the
brilliantly illuminated inn, where two
of the dining rooms had been thrown
into one, in which were spread hand
somely decorated tables. Bleuer's
orchestra with Miss Bessie Bowlby
as accompanist, was rendering a live
ly air as the newspaper folks lined up
at the table.
In spirit and in fact, Mr. McIIugh
again emphasized the sentiment,
which with him is born of a conviction
oft expressed that there is nothing
too good for the press. It was an oc
casion in all respects typical of Mr.
McIIugh's cordial, generous nature.
l'resldent Johnson's Address.
The feast over. President Walter
Johnson delivered his annual address
'Gentlemen: I have to ask your
indulgence while I administer a slight
strain to an idea I have always had a
profound respect for, though I have
not hesitated to violate its spirit when
occasion invited. 'Speech,' we are
told in an old German proverb, -is
silvern; silence is golden. I heartily
lelieve in gold and like the things
that are golden, but I have found in
the course of my travels, and also in
the indulgence "of my stay-at-home
proclivities that silver is a very handy
things to have at all times; the small
change of life is not a thing to be de
spised. And I have to admit in this
connection that a handful of silver is
much easier to obtain than a handful
of gold, and that while the pleasure
of spending it may not be particularly
elevated or the gain apparent, the
Pleasure is nevertheless real.
'One year ago a party of news
paper men were enjoying the hospi
tality of Charles Mcllngh at the beau
tifuf Black Hawk Inn. The hospital
itv took the form of a banquet, the
appointments of which were in admir
able keeping with the spirit that
prompted it. It was the spirit of
,Iood fellowship, a spirit that spread
from host to guests and at once awoke
a desire for more frequent opportuni
ties of manifestation. The Tri-City
Press club was the immediate out
come. It was organized on the spot,
and in the year that has since elapsed
it has held meetings in each of the
three cities which its membership
embraces, not one of which has been
other than pleasant to its partici
pants. The spirit of good fellowship
has ever been present, and if at these
meetings we have devoted more time
to sociability to music and feasting
and blowing blue clouds than to
business, who shall say that on this
account our time has been- wasted?
We always assembled in due and pro
per form, and if the spectre of busi
ness was around we entertained it in
good shape, as we entertained our
selves. The press club is primarily
a business club, and its organization
is of a character that enables it to
quickly and adequately deal with the
various public matters in which the
members of the three cities or anv
one of them are actively concerned".
But much of this business is carried
out in accordance with well-understood
principles which the club ap
proves and which call for no special
intervention on its part. It is the
rpecial event, the thing out of the
ordinary, that the club must ever be
on the alert for and prompt to further
with timely action. We do not
mourn or "give ourselves concern,
that extraordinary events do not come
very often, or if "they did they might
cease to be extraordinary. We rather
rejoice, or at least content ourselves,
that our meetings may be generally
free from care or grave con
sideration, and that while holding
ourselves in readiness we may never
theless enjoy the fleeting moments as
thev pass. The situation as it is sums
up. ocr duties, diu our pleasures, as
we have found out in the past 12
months, may be materially enhanced
bv a little" preparation beforehand,
such as has been given by our com
mittee on entertainment, Messrs.
Simpson. Searle and McKeever, who
have done nobly and deserve warm
Thanks the Club.
The members of the olub did ire
the honor a year ago. to name me as
its first president; I thanked them
then and I thank them now. I am
ambitious for a further honpr at their
hands; to become their first past pres
ident. To be president of tae club is
an honor that may fittingly be en
jo ved bv as many members of the
club s possible if we only take pat
tern in this after the unwritten law of
the Old Settlers' association and many
other societies, which gives them new
residents everv vear. A new presi
dent means new ideas and new prac-
tices. and keeps the club free in its
activities and out of the rat ot habit,
which may insensibly become enervat
ing. We have the interests of three
cities to advance, and a rotary mbtion
in the distribution of official prefer
ment is not only fair but most becom
ing. The president of the club is to a
certain extent its exponent, its mouth
piece, and I should feel that I had been
neglectful at the last were 1 to iaii to
notice Mr. UcHugh's renewed hospi
tality. When the club was organized
and he was heartily chosen as its first
honorary member, J. F. Lardner, the
manager of the Tri City Railway com
pany, being the second and at the
same time, in recognition of another
unusual courtesy, the product of good
fellowship. Mr. McIIugh invited his
associates to hold their annual meet
ings at the Watch Tower Inn every
recurring September as longas he re
tained its management. Shenstone
wrote, mayhap with a diamond on a
pane of glass, in the window of an
"Whoe'er has traveled life'sdull round.
Where'er his stages may have been.
May sigh to think he st 11 has found
His warmest welcome at an inn.
"Such a sigh could only be prompt
ed by the thought that pecuniary con
sideration outweighed atlection in in
citing cordiality. We have no sigh
coming in this" connection, for our
welcome is not of the paid-for kind
it is spontaneous, hearty and unsel
fish. Mr. Mcliugh is a royal landlord,
and well deserves the pledge which
in other lands is first given to rov
alty. "Gentlemen, I propose the health of
Every member seated about the
board responded, rising and proposing
health to the host.
Club's First Tear.
J. II. McKeever, the secretary and
treasurer, then made his report, show
ing that the club in its first year had
grown from a membership of 18 to 43.
Meetings had been held without in
terruption from the gathering at the
Tower a year ago, when the organiza
tion was formed, until May, when a
suspension was agreed on during the
All bills had been paid and there
was a balance in the treasury of $34.
The election of officers followed and
President J. E. Calkins, Daven
port. Vice Presidents P. S. McGlynn, Mo
line; H. P. Simpson, Rock Island.
Secretary-Treasurer J. H. McKee
Directors J. J. IaVelle, Rock Isl
and; Edward Collins, Davenport; My
ron Jordan, Moline.
The rules were suspended and the
following gentlemen were elected to
membership by acclamation. Increas
ing the roll to 50 names: C. D. Rei
nicrs, P. E. Faust and W. F. Shallen
berger, Davenport Times: Gustav
Donald, Rock Island Volks-Zeitung;
Alex Anderson, Davenport Democrat;
A. E. Bodine, Moline Mail; Phil Ken
nedy, Moline Journal.
New President Takes Chair.
On taking the chair Mr. Calkins,
the new president, heartily thanked
his fellow workers for the honor be
stowed upon him. He had not sought
the olliee, but his newspaper expe
rience had taught him to never
refuse an assignment. He re
garded sucn a banquet as pro
vided by Mr. McHugh a strong
expression of good will toward the
fraternity. He spoke of the good in
bringing the three cities into closer
union that could be accomplished by
the press club. The three cities con
stituted one community, he said, and
the people should be educated to the
belief more than they are, and made
to understand that what is a gain to
one is an advantage to all.
Gustav Donald responded to the
call of the president and delivered a
happy speech, in the course of which
he grew reminiscent, recalling scenes
and conditions of 20 years ago. and
speaking of the wonderful transfor
mation that had taken place, the ex
cellent system of tri-city railway
communication and activity at Rock
Island arsenal having done much to
concentrate the relations of the three
communities, where there were now
living in the neighborhood of one
hundred thousand people the me
tropolis of the central Mississippi val
ley, Mr. Donald said. What benefited
one city helped the other.
There were also remarks by P. S.
McGlynb, H. P. Simpson, J. J.
La Velle. Alex Anderson, Edward
Collins, W. F. Eastman and Charles
McHugh, the latter taking occasion to
announce that it was his last year as
manager of the Watch Tower. But
he said his invitation to the press
club to hold its annual meetings as
his guest remained in force. He said
be had a hotel in the city, where he
would be pleased to welcome the boys
at the festive board in September, 1900,
and each succeeding year as long as
be was manager of the hostelry. Mr.
McHugh considered it a pleasure to
entertain the newspaper people.
Every business man in the three
cities was indebted to them, for
they did more gratuitously for the up
building of a community and its peo
ple than any other class. He for one
wanted to encourage their enterprise
and believed entertain them was
one way of recognizing an obligation.
The musical part of the program
consisted of a vocal number by John
M. Colligan, and selectionsjby Bleuer's
Before adjournment, at 12:15, a
vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
Boosing- Book Auction Sale
Every afternoon and evening for one
week at Carse bnilding, 1519 Second
avenue. L. E. West.
BULLET ENDS LIFE,
B. F. Secrist Succumbs to Ef
fects of Self-Inflicted
CAUSED BY A LOVE AFFAIR.
Shoots Himself on a Passenger Train Be
cause Miss Laura B. lllft-fc-lns Bad Given
Him the Mitten Iles at St. Anthony's
Hospital Today To Send His Remains
B. F. Secrist, of Marion. Iowa, who
fired a bullet into his head on a Bur
lington passenger train on the night
of Aug. 30 with suicidal intent be
cause he was despondent over a love af
fair, died at St. Anthony's hospital
this morning at 4:15 o'clock.
Secrist began to fail rapidly yester-d-vv
afternoon. A consultation was
held Dy Drs. G. G. Craig. Sr.. C. C.
Carter and G. G. Craig, Jr., but all
hopes of saving him were aban
doned. The bullet settled at the top
of the spinal column, affecting the
brain and paralyzing the spine.
The whereabouts of Miss Laura B.
Higgins, formerly of Piqua, Ohio, the
woman whose sudden coldness toward
Secrist caused him to shoot himself,
is unknown. She was last heard
from at Peoria, from which city she
telephoned asking as to Secrist's con
dition. Postmortem Held.
Secrist was 38 years of age. He
was a Knights Pythias. He is sur
vived by his mother and three broth
ers, all residing at Marion, to which
place the remains will be shipped for
interment. The body is at Wheelan's
undertaking parlors, where a post
mortem was held this afternoon by
Drs. Craig and Craig, and Carter and
Comegys, who found the bullet in the
back of the head.
TEMPERANCE WOMEN ELECT.
Mrs. J. W. Stewart Chosen for President of
the Local I'nlon.
At the annual meetinjr of the W. C.
T. U., held at the Y. M. C. A. chapel
vesteruay afternoon, ollicers were
chosen for the year as follows:
President Mrs. J. W. Stewart.
'orresponding Secretary Mrs. W.
Recording Secretary Mrs. Paul
Treasurer Mrs. J. R. Major.
An interesting paper on "Pioneer
Women's Su IT rage" was read by Mrs.
Heald, of Moline.
Superintendents of departments
were elected as follows: Mrs. J. B.
Lidders, superintendent of scientific
temperance instruction; prisons and
jriils, Mrs. Gould; lliwer mission,
Mrs. S. Mattison and Mrs. W. A. Nor
ris; evangelical work, Mrs. S.
J. Woodin: Sabbath observance,
Mrs. M. M. Sturgeon; franchise,
Mrs. Paul Hamilton; anti-narcotics,
Mrs. R. C. Benson; Sunday school
work, Mrs. W. S. Marquis; temper
ance literature, Mrs. Emma Haver
stick; program, Mrs. M. M. Sturgeon,
Mrs. W. A. Norris and Mrs. Paul
The Ladles. '
The pleasant effect and perfect
safety with which ladies may use
. t , ....
syrup oi rigs, unuer an conditions
make it their favorite remedy. To
get the true and genuine article, look
for the name of the California Fig
Syrup company printed near the bot
tom of the package. For sale by all
"It is a surprising fact," aays Prof.
Houton, "that in my travels in all
parts of the world, "for the last 10
j ears, I have met more people havino
used Green's August Flower than any
other remedy, for dyspepsia, deranged
liver and stomach, and for constipa
tion. I find for tourists and salesmen,
or for persons filling olliee positions,
where headaches and general bad feel
ings from irregular habits exist, that
Green's August Flower is a grand rem
eiiy. It does not injure the system
by frequent use, and is excellent for
sour 6tomachs and indigestion." Sam
ple bottles free at T. II. Thomas'.
Sold by dealers in all civilized
Take a Hint.
This is the time of year when it be
hooves you to be careful of what you
drink. "You take no chances when
you drink Carse & Ohlweiler's goods.
The book auction sale tonight. Sale
for one week only at 1519 Second ave
nue, Carse building. L. E. West.
Don't Be Imposed I'pon.
Always insist on getting Foley's
Honey and Tar, as it is positively,
absolutely and unqualifiedly the best
cough medicine. Accept no substi
.st on I A.m
The Kind You Haw Always fcajji
tQ PURE STEEL CUT
Will keep you well and strong,
S IT IS NATURE'S FOOD.
vfe iiuy it ana llave the Best.
Ask Your Grocer for It.
Chairs and Rockers.
In the general "Mix Up" among
the furniture makers, some stvle of
chairs and rockers on which the combi
nation could not agree on the sched
ule of prices had to be sold out that
the future prices of the combine
might not be interfered with. We
were fortunate enough to be in the
market the very day the cut prices,
were made for these "close outs". The
manager of the combine appointed
two car loads to us, but this only
means a little over 100 dozen, which
at the prices we can name may not
last the week out.
How long will 1,200 chairs last at
Cane seat dining chairs, solid oak.
arm braced, C2c each, $3.72 per set.
Other better and larger diners at 75c
Solid oak rockers, cane seats, arm
braced, good solid f 1.18 and $1.88.
Large roomy cobbler rockers, solid
oak embossed leather seats at $1.69,
$1.97 and $2.18.
Carry them home whenever you
can as we cannot promise very
prompt delivery during the rush.
Just a Word About Golf Capes.
Our cloak buyer who is now in New York Citv picked up a special
of most beautiful capes at away below value. He hustled them out to us
express. Good $9 and $10 values $6.95. Be prompt for these.
L. S. McCabe & Co.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 Second
The clothes you buy of us admit you to first
place everywhere. They are right up-to-date
and of artistic make and shape. Our
new assortment is a marvel of beauty, style
and excellence. The material is of the higk
est quality and the workmanship is guaran
teed the very best. The low price power can
go no further with meritorious merchandise.
Let us show you what the full measure of
bargain-giving means in
Men's and Boys' Clothing, Hats, Caps and
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Every statement trustworthy, and the stamp of reliabil
ity on every article. Inspect our season able line, learn
, the prices, you'll not be disappointed. The question
will arise in your mind, "How can such line goods be
sold for so little money." Don't fail to see our splendid
assortment and to take advantage of the inducements
SOMMERS & La VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
The Old Fashioned Pumps
Sky Scraper Stove
Prices are not found in our
store. Our prices are within
reach of all. Six hole steel
range with high shelf, full nickel
and large oven for $32.
GUNS AND AMMUNITION.
See them at
Autumn Dress Goods.
Pointed and money saving sugges
tions for prompt buyers.
lOpieees basket weave school plaids
and checks, value 12ic to 25c. Come
quick if you want anv at 7c a yard.
At 25c a yard wonderful values In
bright wool plaid fancy mixed suit
ings, pure wool plain" suitings, in
grays, navies, etc. All wool, 86-inch
serges, etc., judge of their value when
you see them. 25c a yard. All, All.
SO Inch Oxford Saltings.
The season's most desirable tailor
suitings, 56-inch all wool cheviots.
56 inch heavy rainy day skirt ma
terials. All great va'lues at 98c, 'J8c,
Phenomenal Domestic Barm
One case remnants tennis flannels,
2 to 5 yard lengths, always 8c a yard,
but these short lengths go at 5c a
yard, 5c, 5c, 5c. (Step lively for
36-inch dress satteens, dark figures,
value 10c. This time at 6c, 83c for
fall skirt patterns of heavy bordered
llannete. Only a dozen in all, 33c,
33c, 83c, 33c, 33c, each.
Annex, 219 Eighteenth St
Are rapidly being replaced by
pumps of modern construction
We make a specialty of this sort
of work, and want to furnish
estimates to everybody. We
have special facilities and we can
afford to give special terms.
112 West Seventeenth Street.
303 Twentieth Stmt