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THE AliaTTB. TllUilSn AY. FEBTUTAIIY 21 1 1001 .
Continued From First Pago.
turn of doing, and in fact it was not ir.
tended I should speak at all, only to
open me meeting, net the ball rolling, and
announce the toastmaster who will call
upon the speakers to respond to the
various topics on tlie program. 1 now
have the pleasure of announcing Mr, Fhi
.Miieneii as toatitmaeter, wiio will now
take charge of the meetincr, again ex
tending in tlio representatives of this
great railway system our greeting and
good wisjies." , ........,... ..
Mr. Mitchell on "Th Oeculoii,"
"Ik-fore I ttu-kle this momentous "oc
casion,"' and all tliat it implies," said
Mr. Mitchell in response, to the Mayor's
introduction,, "I, wish to return thanks
for the distinguished honor that has Wen
conferred upon me in my appointment as
toastmaster. . 1 he honorable committee
in its search for available timber, was
actuated bv a. desire to find some- one
who would not talk you to death, one in
whom brevity was the nearest approach
to wit, in short, one who was not built
on oratorical lines, and could not talk
and so thev chose Mitchell.
"Now that I have come to the topic
assigned me. ''The occasion," I feel that
ins honor, the Mavor, has invaded my
licjd and stolen my thunder, but I for
give him, and will not inflict twice told
talefl of what h;fi leen better said bv an
other. Nevertheless, gentlemen, those
of us who have lived these many years
on one of the choicest spot on the banks
of Old .Mississippi, appreciate the occa
ion, and welcome the tie that binds us
to one of the great railroad systems of
the world. Therefore vou are here to
night, rot only to extend the glad hand
to these gentlemen of the lJurlmgton
our special and honored guests, but also
to the representatives of the other lines
who have shown - their-faith and good
iudiniient bv- lavimr their rail to our
factories and ware houses."
Mr. Mitchell, 'who proved himself a
graceful and eloquent presiding om
cer, thereupon introduced Hon. K. W.
Hurst. 'who, responding to tl-.a toast.
"All Good Roads Lead to Bock Is
GOOD BUADS LKAD HERE.
Mr. Hurst Speaks of Mage Hade of Ball
'"Mr. Toastmaster and ; Gentlemen
When I first read the toast ass I pied to
me by the gentleman-who prepared this
program. .UAH- Hood noads Lead to J;H-k
Island," I felt that he had somewhat
drawn upon his imagination for a seuti
lnent. but upon further consideration eon
eluded that he but stated a fact after all.
For when we take into consideration the
magnitude of the great, railway systems
w Inch directly enter our titv the great
JSurlimrton svstem, extending- to the
north, east and the south and almost to
the Pacilie coast, in the we.-t; the Dav
enport. Uock - Island & Northwestern,
with its direct connection with the
great Northwestern system, with its
more than 8,000 miles of track extend
ing through nine, states ami territories;
the great -Hock Island.-system, extending
from tlio hi-ad waters of the; AlissisipjM
imi the North and' ol most , to the Gulf on
the South, the Great Lake on .the East.
and the mountains of "Colorado on the
West; and the Milwaukee system with
its thousands 'of-miles of track. . When
we consider that the? combined mileage
of thoc great railway systems is greater
than the distance around "the globe and
that these great railways directly connect
If yon have Backache yon
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neglect Backache it will da
Telop into something worse
Bright' Disease or Diabetes.
Ther is no use rubbing and
doctoring your .back. Cure
the kidneys. There ia only
one kidnay medicine bat it
cures Backache every time
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There is no better way to do this
than to keep the body clean. You
can do this better with a Vapor
Bath Cabinet than with a bath
tub aad water. Call on. us for
circular" and information or take
one and give it a trial. .
The Prescription Store. Cor.
Fourth Ave. & Twentieth St.
with the frrcttt railway systems of., the
Eat, South and West, it may surely bo
said in truth that all good roads lead to;
, "I think, too, Mr. Toastmaster ' tliat
these roads may he correctly termed
good roads in the sense that it is good
for a city to have them. For surely no
city can.prosjier or attain any degree of
commercial supremacy without the aid
ar.d , fostering influence of these -great
railways. "All roads lead to Kme
is u sentiment nearly 2,000 years old.
The roads referred to were of course the
highways of ancient timestnd the city
which in modern iimes dejiended alone
upon such highways wu'd boon fa 1 iom
rum and decay. It ha taken 18,00
years of civilization; . 1,800 years of ef
fort 1,800 years of the inventive genius
of man, and the Providence of God to
develoiie the modern railway system,
These great modern arteries of commerce
reach out from the cities of the seaboard
over the broad prairies carrying to the
farm the products of the factories of the
cities, and taking back in turn the pro
duct of the farm and making it possible
to Ini ild up in the interior of this great
country of ours, rich and prosperous ci
ties, it. seems to me that the vast im
portance of these railway systems to the
material development of such cities as
ours, is but too often little appreciated,
and so I am glad tonight to join in this
testimonial to the officials of the Burl
ington railway company, through whose
friendliness for our city, and influence
with the great corporation which they
represent, lias made possible the building
of the Iieautiful railway station, the com
pletion of which we celebrate tonight. .
W. B. MlfJTYRE.
(Wbo Made Presentation to Mr. Mack
"While Hock Island is justly proud of
the great railway systems which enter
its city, it also tkes a inirdoiiable pride
ill the success of lU citizens in the of
ficial railway world. The stale of Vir
ginia has lieen justly termed the mother
of l'residents, because of the number of
its citizens who have filled iiio otliec of
President of the nation, and it seems to'
- ... . . . ...
me that Rock Island might well be called
the mother of railway presidents. It
has the honor of claiming four of the
prominent railroad presidents of the
country e.s former residents of the city.
It is well known to the older residents
that Mr. Marvin llughett, who for 'so
many years has ablv and efficiently filled
the office of President of the Great North
western system, commenced -hia business
career m this city, ffere. too, .Mr. U. 1.
Cable, began his life work as a railway
man, and as we all know, has risen step
by step in tne - railway arid -: financial
world, until he has in turn lilled'the of
fices of President and chairman fV,hc
board' of directors of the- Rock Island
railway system and ' has ' lieconie recog
nized as one of .tho ablest linancieers in
the country. Here,' too, Mr W. .11.
Truesdale took up his life work as' clerk
in the auditing department of the old
llockford, Rock Inland & St. Louis rail
road Co. He too. has risen step by step
in his profession until today he Is presi
dent of one of the great railway corpor
ations of the East the Delaware,
Lackawanna &. Western. And Mr. C M.
aves, the President of the great South-
n Pacific system, claims Rock Island as
his birth place. And last upon this
THE NEW LOCAL
list of, honorable mention, but first in our
thoughts tonight, is the friiewt of honor
of the evening, General Manager W. C
Hrown. Early in his railway career Mr.
Hi own was . one of - our citizen. And
while he resided amongst us Mr Brown
so" endeared himself to our people that
they with one accord have rejoiced -in
tho success which he 'has attained in his
chosen profession. ,- Well-deserved promo
tions having been eonlerred upon him -un
til today he is general manager of one
of the greatest railway systems of the
world, and the fact thai. he. is not the
president of a great -railway corporation,
if J am correctly mlormed is due solely
to the fact that his loyalty and devotion
to the interests of theliurlington company
prompted hnn to decline a tender of the
presidency of another great railway cor
poration. His success has been so great
that it would seem that he ca.ii have no
ambition unsatisfied. But if there is any
other position to which he aspires, or any
honor which he covets, I know that I
but voice- the sentiment- of everyone
here, wben t express the hope that
the lienor mar be hie, for i am sure that
with one accord we feel that there is
nothing too good, or no honor too great
for General Manager W. C. Brown."
COMING OF THE Q.
O. L. Walker Recites the History of
the Great Corporation.
Ccm. C. I Walker, who was" next in
troduced, responded to the toast, "The
Coming of the yy and in course of his
Since the Q' did not construct the
railroad it now owns, entering the city
I was requested' bv the committee, and
it, seems appropriate, to briefly refer to
the Kailroad company to which we are
ndebted for the original construction of
the railroad, and itg entrance into our
city That company was the llockford.
Mock Island & St. Louis Hail road Co. and
was organized by secial act of the Leg
islature, let). ll,. ISO.!.-to build a rail
road from Eockford to East St. Louis.
The incorporators numbered ten. two
of whom,-A. L. Waite and Calvin .'J'rues-
dale, were then our fellow citizens, it.
was organized with a capital stock of
only $500,000 Evidently the incorpora
tors did not intend, to build this road of
over .JOO miles, with this capuai. -ir.
ieo. tireen oi -cw xoik, seems w ji.m-
been Its first President and on June l..
181W, it issued a mortgage for f.i,000,(MIO,
and . in (VtoIer folowing another mort-
rr.r for 5JKM.n00. lioth payable in gold
r-- c" .
at 7 iver cent. Ihese bonds were read
ilv solil in Germany, at par, as I am in
formed, with which the right of way
was acouired. and the construction of
tho road during 1S07 "and
1S0S. and was completed in
to- Rock Inland in INiH. i ne
ncouisttioii of the road was regarded by
the citizens as of great mnent to tne cuy
and bonds were voted in aid -of its con
struction. In accordance with the spirit
cf our citizens upon its completion a
banquet and danxe were tendered the of-
.. 1 . I . I f . 4 1... 4-
liii rs of the company, and I am told that
an enjoyable and somewhat hilarious
time was the result. However, profita
ble it was to the "management" it was
not a financial success to the lamd hold
ers: and the German liond holders, not
receiving their interest, became 'discon
tented, and organized to enforce collec
tion. They selected Mr. Hymaii Oster
berg to come to Illinois and enforce pay:
incut, or to have the mortgages foreclos
ed. -Mr.-tMcrhcrg on reaching Chicago
employed SenatQr Trumbull to liegin i fore
closure' proceedings iii tlie'U. S. Circuit
Court nt Chicago, which he did about
fS7-l. The firm of Sweeney & Jaeksoii
were employed locally. ': Mr. V. H. Kerry
of Chicago," was subsequently appointed
receiver and he operated' the road until
after it was sold. A final decree of fore-,
closure was entered - July '-!:$, 1875, and
the proerty was sold by the Master in
Chancery A'ug. 10, 1875, to Mr. Hyman
,terbcrg lor $l,32tf.OO0. Pending the
foreclosure proceedings Mr. Osterlcrg
returned to Germany and reported the
situation to the bond holders with the
result that ho was instructed to return
to Illinois, attend the sale,and bid for the
entire road and property not U exceed
$7.30,000 Ho returned, became convinced
that it was worth much more and, Uxm
his own resiiousibilit v. bid $1,:20,000. Mr.
Osterberir on April 31, 1870, organized
i ue m. i.ouis, koi-k isianu & i-iucngo nau a depot of its own ana a new
Hailroad Co. to purchase and operate the one. He said all hia business ca
road. The incorporators were Hjtnan '. i.,.! l w;h t, lnrl!n,r.
Osterberg, Walter Trumbull and E. P.
.Sweeney of Kock Island, J. M. Gould and
J. H. Deere of Moline, and AW C. Brews
ter of Davenport The road'was conveyed
to the new company and operated by it
with Mr. George Skinner as Superintend
ent and -J. Meredith JIavis, at -General
Freight and Passenger Agent. Mr. Davi
tho general passenger agent was as genial
a gentleman, as is ins worthy successor
Mr. If. IX Mack. He was somewhat
cratio however.. One of his first acts wa
to post on the bulletin board of his ofTii
a statement of - the eash returned each
trip bv the several conductors The rail
road was in horrible condition when the
receiver 'was apiointed, and it ha not
improved at luo date of sale. Mr. Os
terberg ' began ' at orice to improve the
road and spent upwards of $400,000
iK-t.terments. Mr. Osterlierg opened ne
gotiations to sell the road and finally dur
ug the summer of 1S70 swld it to the 'Q
for $l,7u0,000, which covered his original
bid and the amount expended on the
road It is said that on his return to
Germany, Mr Osterberg desired $2.0.000
compensation for his services, but to this
the bond holders objected, notwitustand
ing the fact that he had gotten nearly
$1100.000 more for them than they in
structed him to take; but such is the in
consistency of human nature. The first
meeting of the . stockholders after .the
sale to. the Q was held in Rock Island in
Octolcr, 1870, in Mr. H. 1). Mack's old of
nVe,' at which -were present Mr. T. M
Walker, then the president of .the ii and
myself resulting in the election of di
rectors among whom wero E. I). Sweeney
and William ackson of this city. Or
iginally the llockford, Rock Island &, St.
Louis "Railroad Co. ran -its St. Louis
trains into tliis city over the Rock Island
& Peori; tracks from Orion, but later
over the Chicago, Rock Island &, Pacific
tracks froirt. CVlona; after this arrange
ment was made the traeks from Moline
to Port Byron Junction and some in Rock
Island were taken up, thus cutting olf all
independent entry into our city. J. his
was very unsatisfactory to our citizens
and they rejoiced when the Q Int-ame
1Ilp OWI1,.r. as this insured to us liidenend
ent entry, indejiendent manageniet, first-class-
equipment throughout, and fair
treatment to all, and assured such rail
road facilities as the city had expected
when the "bonds were voted. J he "O
at once begun to improve tho road and
service, and later in the spring of 1879
relaid the tracks which had been taken
up and acquired iudepen ent entry ito
our city. Gen. N. J T. Dana was the
first suneriniendent, a man of sterling
character and a gentleman of the old
school. Later he resigned to take charge
of a railroad in tho east and the office
was subseiiuetlv filled bv Mr. Crumpton
Mr. Crance, and our worthy guest of the
evening. Mr. Brown; none had ever lcen
more beloved by and popular with both
employes and patrons, than Superintend
ent Brown, and none since, io JNir.
Brown, are wa especially indebted for the
magnificent new depot, just erected in
our eitj", and to him we extend our warm
est thanks and greeting.
Col. Walker spoke complimenlarily
of the mayors ana councils, . wno,
through, the adoption of the proper
course on the part or tne municipal!
ty, bad made it possible for - the Bur
liegton -. to inaugurate its - improve
ments. ' ; ' i
j, MK. Kl 8TIS ON TRtl FIC,
Brief and Breezy Talk Br Oeneral Fil-
, senear Agent.
P. S. .Eustia. general passenger
agent of the Barlmgton, responding
to the toast, Trainc, ' saiu ne at nrst
thought it would be impossible for
him to reach Rock Island for toe Dan
nuet, and proceeded to relate a story
on 11. u. juacK. ue cauea ior nim
from Chicago over the long distance
telephone and was amazed to have the
girl at central as a: mm wno ii. i
BY BANQUET LAST NIGHT.
Mack was. He felt gratified at com-
lag here to find that the
lag here to find that the Burlington
ton.but he realized he bad made
a horrible mistake he did cot
nuke his start in Rock Iiland. In
his brief . railroad experience he had
seen a wonderful change in transpoi
tatlon facilities, and still the people
do not seem to be satisfied with the
rapidity with which they or their
merchandize are hustled from point
to point. He said no country
in the world surpassed the United
States in spaed and economy in traffic .
Ho said a man would lie to etc
a'cut rate he would sit up nights to
iigure out now ne couia give tne ran -
if he ever left the railroad business
and returned to '"honorable" citizen
ship, it would be his earnest e (Tort, tot
to get cut rates, but he would de
mand the highest rate, and with it the
best facilities that it would be possible
to provide. -Mr. Eastis said he bad
m uch more to say, but he felt it would
be better, under the circumstances.
for him to cut it short, as be saw by
the bills that ".Brown's in Town."
TOAST TO BOCK ISLAND .
T. J. Bladlll Frnenti Cl'y'a Compllmenta
to Mr. Brown.
Ex-Mayor T. J. Medill next responded
to the toast "Rock Island," speaking
substantially as follows:
".Mr. loastniaster and t.eulleineij:
We have met here in this room 011 vari
ous occasion lo celebrate the completion
of various enterprises. We have met here i
to celebrate the return of our- brave sol- '
diers from a victorious war. We meet
here on this occasion to celebrate tlie
completion of our magnificent depot and j
to do honor to our distiiijruislKl guests.
"If there, are any lines of industry to;
which the tieople of Rock' island should
feel artial it is that of the railway and
manufacturing interests We realize that
through this agency more than anything
else, are we enabled to give employment
to our . labor and to build up and make
our city a center of commerce and in
dustry. We feel that every improvement
that is made brings us one step nearer
we have been often told and fully ', be
lieve, that our city is fortunate as to its
location. Centrally located in the great
Middle West, midway between the cities'!
of t-hieago anil Omaha. St. Ixnus and St.
I'oul; in the heart of the great agricul
tural district of the Mississippi valley;
wita the great trunk linos of railroads
that are now and others that are in
contemplation of converging at this
point; situate as we are, upon the banks
of the great '"Father of 'Waters," capable
of can- ing upon its placid bosom the
commerce of a nation; we feel that for
tune has kindly smiled uhii ns and that
nature has favored us with a. lavish hand.
"To these natural advantages, which
Providence has so generously bestowed.
it is our duty, aa citizens, to add our
combined efforts and prove to tho world
our appreciation of this great fawr. To
all who contribute in this rcsiieet,
feel profoundly grateful; to no one,
present, are we more indebted than
our distinguished guest. .Mr. .
Rrowiu .lie has, with others, given
the people of Rock Island, aside from
treat railway service, a magnificent
pot station; a depot that is a pride lo
the people of Rock Island, and an honor
ami credit to himself and the company he
represents. Of course as we view that
magnificent .structure standing out in
bold relief, we recognize, Mr. IJrown, that
your work is not. yet complete; we real
ize that you have in view the construc
tion of a brick wall across your yard. on
Twentieth street in order to hide from
view the freight and coal cars in your
yard: that you will erect a train shed
for the accomodation of your patrons;
that you will give us a direct train ser
vice to Chicago; and most of all, that
institute a large st liking clock
in the tow
wcr that it may give warning i
at niuht to our belated citizens that the
respectable hour of retiring has arrived
Vou have. Mr. IJrown in the construe
tion of the depot, won the appreciation
and admiration of our men: m the - in
stil ut ion t if a clock vou will gain the
love and appreciation of our ladies. In be
half of the assembled gentlemen, . repre
senting the professional, banking, mcr
eantile, manufacturing and varied busi
ness interests of Kock Island, I present
you vH t his beaut ii ul loving cup. as a
token of our appreciation, friendship and
esteem. Me hope you will accept of it
and hold it as a loving remembrance of
the friendship and good feeling' enter
tained toward you by tho people f Rock
Vociferous applause followed the
presentation. The cup is of solid
silver and was purchased through II.
D. Folsoni. . It is 16 inches in height
and gold-lined. It bears this inscrip
W. C. BROWN, GENERAL MANA
GER C, B. &Q. RAILWAY,
By Citizens of Rook I land as a Mark
of Appreciation and Esteem,
Feb. 20, 1901.
obverse side is inscribed a
of the depot, with these
NEW BURLINGTON DEPOT
AT ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
UK. BROWN'S FEELING RESPONSE.
FleaMBt Aaaoltloaa aad Sacred Memo
ries Connected Wltb Bock lalaad.
'The Burlington" was the subject
assigned to General Manager W. CI
Brown, who wa. perceptibly moved
by the regard shown for him. "It
has been said that it is of the fulness
of the heart that the mouth apeak-
eth," said Mr. Brown, "but on this
occasion the fulness of the heart
almost precludes a fitting expression
of the profound appreciation I would
like to express tonight. Some of the
most pleasant associations and most
sacred memories of my life are con
nected with Eock Island. Fifty-nine
years ago my father, then a Baptist
missionary in Iowa, spent the winter
preaching ia the old court house in
Bock Island. My sainted mother, who
has long since gone to-her eternal
rest, shared with him the labors of
that winter. Thirty-one years ago I
commenced railroad eervice as a sec
tion hand on the old Western Union.
During the fall of that year I ran
as a freight " brakeman. Twenty
one -years ago I was sent by the
Barlington back to. Rock Island as
trainmaster and afterward as su
perintendent of the St. Louis di
vision. I have always felt a great in
terest in Bock Island. I have most
rrofound confidence in its future, and
believe before the sun of the twen
tieth centurv reaches its zenith
! within a radius of 10 miles of the fiig-
staff on liock Island arsenal there
! will be gathered one of the greatest
1 manutacturing centers to be round
the limits of the nation. I
know of few communities so favored
by providence. Ia the Mississippi
water power and rich coal beds here
abint the Almighty ordained Rock
Island should some time be one of the
greatest manufacturing centers of the
- Mr. Brown concluded bv a refer
ence to the wonderful development of
rauroaainc ana mentioned one road..
an "underground system," by which
slaves were transferred from the south
to the north and to freedom, as a road
that was seldom noticed in discus
sions of this subject. It was with
pride that be could say that his father
was one of tne employes of that un
derground system. Mr. Brown told
of the driving of the first railroad
spike on the 50th anniversary of the
signing of the declaration of indepen
dence as an occasion that marked an
epoch in the industrial and educa
tional progress of the country only
second to the promulgation' of that
'immortal document. Mr. Brown
i Baid that one of his hobbies was the
' preachiBg ef unity of interest on the
part of the railroads and the commu
nities of which they formed a part
what injnred one hurt the other, and
vice versa and one should strive to
help the other, and if the presenta
tion of the loving cup could be taken
as an indication that the seed was
taking root, he would cherish it as
one of his most treasured souvenirs,
one that he would hand it down to his
children, and they in turn to theirs.
Mr. Brown's speech was so earnest,
so sincere and so beautiful in the
sentiment that permeated it through
out that it strengthened the admira
tion his friends have in him, and as
one citizen fittingly expressed it after
ward, it showed 'the depths of tho
real man the secret of his success.
HcINIYRE HAKES FCN.
Telia of Mr Browu'i Hoy hood Diji anil
Make fresmtatlon Speech.
W. B. Mclntyre, as usual, was on
hand to make the fun. and that he
performed the part aa it seemed only
he could, all who heard his amusing
toast will testify, lie was down for
mostly to his
days of Mr.
Brown and him
self. He said
; no man pres
ent knew Mr.
Brown as many
years as he had
and no one had
done so much
M. .1. YOUNG.
JswU Aqmt of the. Bur-
as he to help
him attain toe
r high position in T,hc
that he now filled so admirably
speaker told of the time when Mr.
Brown was telegraphing ; in Wilton,
Iowa, and his (Mcln tyre's) parents
used to point to the man who ia now a
railroad magnate as one whose foot
stt ps it would be pro lit able for any
boy to follow. Mr. Mclntyre said
be tried to follow Mr. Brown, but the
first visit he made to the traia dis
patcher's otlico he was thrown
through the window for getting gay
with the brass work. Mr. Mclntyre
told of numerous happy incidents in
the career of Mr. Brown and some
that were not so pleasant to recall.
One of the latter was to the
effect thai Mr. Brown went
west during hia early manhood
and before he was gone very long he
wrote to his father to meet him at
the cemetery outside of town; that he
had a hat. Some doubted the truth
fulness of this story, but Mclntyre
made it go just tho same, as ho did
many others of a similar character.
The -speaker concluded hia remarks
by preEcnting.in behalf of citizens, IL
D. Mack, division agent, a beautiful
solid silver candelabra, as a 'mark of
estaem and appreciation of what he
has done through bis company, for
Rock Island. . Mr. Mclotyre said:
"Speaking of reminiscences no refer
ence to the Q would be complete
without some allusion to Harvey
D. Mack. The name of Mack is
synonymous with everything pertain
ing to the Burlington property in Rock
Island. - His affable smile is not
only the reflex of ever-abiding-" con
tentment and peace of mind and soul,
bat it has been responsible for many
happy day dreams, and journeyings
through pleasant ways of those whose
travels upon this mundane sphere
n.ight otherwise be limited to the con
fines of Reck Island. In speak
ing to a citizen of the occasion
the latter said the star of hope
must have sprung from Mr. Mack's
forehead; that from his earliest
recollections of him there have
been two main accomplishments that
he was looking forward to, like
the pilgrim does when he longing-,
ly looks towards the promised land.
One was the building of a new
depot in the ! vicinity of Twentieth !
street. ' The other -"well, wait pa-
tiently for its accomplishment.
"Regardless of how near to realiza
tion these things that were close to his
heart have been, he never faikd to
have confidence in their ultimate con
summation. They were his: fondest
dreams by night and the inspiration
of his most cherished ambitions by
Mr. Mack was accorded a warm
ovation when he arose to return his
thanks for the evidence of good will
shown him by citizens. He protested,
however, at haviog been kept in the
dark in regard to the present, placing
him at a disadvantage in not haviog
prepared himself. Nevertheless, Mr.
Mack proved himself equal to the oc
casion and in words of earnest grati
tude expressed his thanks for the
manner in which he had been remem
bered by the citizens of Rock Island,
among whom ho bad labored so many
years. Mr. Mack, as a finale to hid
remarks, answered the Btory told on
him by Mr. Eustis that be did not be
lieve there was a girl in Rock Island
that did not know the name ' Mack.
In this connection he dropped some
interesting information to the effect
that be understood Mr. Eustis to say
over tho telephone that he could not
be here for the banquet because he
had a time card meeting on hand, at
which it was proposed to arrange for
the inauguration of a dally through
passenger service between Rock IsUnd
and Chicago. There were calls for
Mr. Ejstis, but he refused to put
himself on record in the presence of
It was now 1:50 a. m. and the ban
quet was brought to a close by the
announcement of adjournment by
Those at the Banquet.
Those present were:
WllllatnMcConochie, W. C. Hrtwir. Chicago,
P. S. Eustis. Cbicaro.
v. .1. Media.
11 W. Hurst.
Maj C. McD Town-.
A. C. Dart,
W. B. Mcmtyre.
L. W. Berry, Daven
port, Charlca McHotro,
R C. VVUlerton.
V E Robblns,
George W. Wood,
. J. Lloyd,
T. H. MeNevio,
F C. Rice. Galesbunt.
K. L. Poricr. Chicago,
W. U. Throop. Gales
burg, E. E. Hughes, Daren
port. II. D Mack.
Col C. L Walker,
J J. L Vlle.
H. P. Simpson,
VV. C. Totten,
K 11. Stoddard,
Fred T. Mi era,
Walter Hcott McKee,
I R Me
J. W Stewart,
Metxgar,MoIIne,J . Gllmore,
J. W. Law bead,
A. D. Huesiog,
T. A. Pender,
F. J. Kinney.
T. B. Davis.
F. C. Denkmann.
Julius M fiosenfieltl.
W. A. bbert, Molino,
T. B Reidy.
F. W. Babnsen,
L S. MeCabe,
E H. Gujer,
W. II. Marshall,
W. J. Sweeney.
Dr. R M Pearcc,
C. S. MoDanlcl,
C. A.Jobn-ton, Chicago,
Jobn T. noftsker,
II Ii. leaveluod,
C M Withertll,
t. M. Casteel.
. F. La Velle,
Dr. Charles C. Carter,
L. F. Ben y, Beards-
Frank G . Young,
M. C. R'ce.
Capt. David Tipton,
C. E. Sbsroe,
H-n J. Hartz,
Mver a- Loeb,
W B. Roberts.
C E. Hase,
B. F. Knox.
W. .1. Hess
B. J. CollloP.
C. A. Stoddard,
B. 1) Conne'ly.
George A. Price,
O. F. Gaetjer.
Jobn K. Van Dyke,
D. J Sear.
Jobn J Ingram,
Ham W Bowlby,
H. li Simmon. .
K. D. Sweeney,
H. S. Cabie,
F. A. Head.
George IL McKlnley, Dr. G. L Eyster,
Tbotnas U. Thomas,
M. J Young,
W. F. cemu,
Arman J. Brown,
John M. CoUlsan.
H. S. Frlstoe, MoJinc,
J. l. Metzzir, Moliac,
J. K Brandenburg,
A FARMER'S WIFE
Finds a rood That the Children and Grown
Folks Thrive I' poo.
Mrs Sarah Lessinger. near Stuart,
Neb., says: "My little girl, S years
old, has always been a delicate child,
and has not been able to stay in school
long at a time, for she often fainted
and was weak and puny, until last
February she had a sick spell, and I
be'gan feeding her on "Grape-Nuts
-"I can truthfully say the result has
far exceeded my expectations. She
is now hearty, well, and can run and
ply as other children do. I am try
ing" an experiment this summer on
leaving out meat altogether for break
fast and using Grape-Nuls food in
stead. Thus far we have all been
unusually well, and my men folks
(we are farmers) say that they do
not get hungry so quick when they
use Grape-JNuts food as they used to
when they had meat."
It is a profound fact that Grape
Nuts food will furnish more nourish
ment to the system, than bread or
meat. Any one can prove the truth
of this statement by trial.
Licensed to Wed.
Edward J Becker
Miss Bdoa Wood
Frank M. fiocdard
Mi a Winifred K. Carerly
Jeisc . Wilson
Miss Florence A. Corbtn.,
Miss Mary a. Gilbert
Henry C. Hioricha
Misa Bessie M. Pa-moro .
Miss Bertha Louisa Fiake
... Weedfport. N. Y.
Moll - e
, Carbon Cuff
rilh ' Moline
Lat Grippe) Qnlckly Cared.
"Ia the winter of 1898 and 1899 I
was taken down with a severe attack
of what is called la grippe," says F.
L. Hewett. a prominent druggist of
Wintield, 111. "The only medicine I
used was two bottles of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It broke np the cold
and stopped the coughing like magic,
and I have never since been troubled
with grippe." Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy can always be depended upon .
to break up a severe cold and ward off
any threatened attack of pneumonia,
It is pleasant to take, too, whichjevi!
makes it most desirable and one of fe'ure to
most popular preparations in nman that
these ailments. orealeby-
-e mystified and
The actors green room
II! adopt any
because its floor in the t
peare was always coy
a form JOeer.
Feb. 22. ft took rhr.
t.v manslaughter case
Mediaeval knights ofrF? decided on ac-
tary oath that they v7AVhr' ThomaYhy"
aw W W. SAM iatf;Wa f "
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