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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 2,
Time Is Mere
And with it comes
much work and worry
for the housewife. But
it can be greatly light
ened by the use of
good brooms, brushes
and numerous com
pounds now on the
market to make work
easier. Shields has a
stock of these goods
that is complete in
every line and at the
usual low prices.
For Everything in
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That is, arc you more than ordinarily particular
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and the trimming If you arc you an; just the
man to "whom we want to show our new spring
Suits and Overcoats from the factory of L. Adlcr,
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vince you that wo can p:ivo you precisely jus much jus
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Tri-City Press Club Observes
Anniversary of Battle of
SCHLEY SHARES "WOEDS OF PRAISE
Newspaper Men Who Were With
Koth Fighters Talk, as
Does Mr. Ade.
YAI I tfNOW us TtsV9
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
The Dewey dv celebration of the
Tri-t ity Press club, at which .lohu T.
McCutcheon.Icorfre Ade, Henry Dar
ren C'liamberliii ami Kicliard Henry
Little were guests of honor, closed
last evening with a banquet at Iliac k
llnwkc Inn. At S::: members of the
club to the number of over forty, to
irethcr with the guests, took cars at
the Harper house for the Watch Tow
er. Arriving at the inn the local mciii
1h'is of the profession were given an
opportunity to meet the C'hicagoans
at an informal reception.
During this period I'.lcucr's orches
tra stationed in a bower formed of
wil I fruit blossoms and draped wilh
American Hags, disVourscd a musical
program, including an original com
position by Lee ti'rablw entitled "The
Tri-City Press Club March." played
then for the first time. The members
of the organisation to which the pro
duction was dedicated were delighted
and greeted its rendition ith en
At the IVawU
At JO the parly assembled at the
tables, which were arranged in horse
shoe form opening towartl the east
in the largo hall, the speakers being
seated at the west side. Two hours
were spent in disposing of the good
things embraced in the following
menu, which was prepared and serv
ed in approved fashion under the di
rection of Manager Newberg:
j Little Neck Clams.
Celery. (Hives. Almonds.
1! roiled Shad ISiirgumly.
I "lie umbers. Toma tors.
I'rog Legs. S-.rt Shell Crabs.
Lobster a la New lm rg I'ontct Tauct.
Mashed Potatoes (Jrccn Peas.
Chicken a la I'.laek Hawk.
It'oman Punch Hot I la ut sa 11 1 erns.
Sipiab on Toast - Mumiu's Kxtra Dry.
Ice Cream. Cake Strawberries.
Cheese ami Crackers Amontillalo.
M unlr ami ToAWij.
When cotVec and cigars had been
n-achi'd H. P. Simpson, as president
of the Tri-City Press club, introduced
the toast master of the evening. Hub
ert Kexilale, who. although called up
on at short notice toiill the position
in the unavoidable absence of
the one who had been orig
inally chosen for the office,
discharged the duties that devolved
upon him with characteristic ability.
The program opened with a cornet
solo. "Per Liebcst ra um." by Hoch.
rendered with fine effect by Prof. C.
P. Tocnniges. with Mrs. ). S. Holt as
accompaiiistc. As an encore Nessler's
"Parting Song" was given.
K-lton olilp anil OKI Tlmrw.
"Kcllov hip" was the subject as
signed to S. W. Scarle. of Mavenport.
who told of the effect of the press of
the three cities in promoting a feel
ing of fellowship locally and general
ly. W. K. Kastman, of Mi. I 'me. re
sponded to the subject "Old Times,"
telling a number of amusing incidents
and tiding by reading verses written
and ending by reading verses offered
by Paul iverseh.
"Mry ut SHntUiii.
A song "1 Hates to Oct I'p Karly in
the Morn," by H. K. Downer, of
Davenport, was so well received that
the singer was recalled to sing "Daby
Mine. Ihe Navy at Santiago" was
the topic assigned to Henry P.arrett
Chainberlin. who had a good view of
that conflict, having been in charge
of the press boat, Hercules, which
was the only craft of its kind that
was present. After various humor
ous references lo the experiences of
Ihe day, Mr. Cbamherliii took up his
subject, and while the lightning
Hashes and crashes of thunder that
preceded the. storm that later illus
trated, as it were, his graphic descrip
tion, he told of that famous battle,
the only one in all time in which all
of one of the contesting, fleets was
totally destroyed. The scaker laid
particular stress upon the part play-
eel bv the P.rooklvn. Admiral Schley's
flagship, in the contest. The P.rook
lvn. he declared, left the mark of its
shells iimiii every one of the opposing
vessels and he read extracts from the
letters of Spanish commanders show
ing that they had liecn. Hurler orders
to direct their main fire at the flag-
Iship with the hoe of sinking it, if
possible. ihe famous loop, .Mr.
Chainberlin declared, was the salva
tion of the Itrooklyu. to prevent be
ing rammed by one of the enemy's
ships. His warm words of praise for
Admiral Schley were received with
"Fnhlfi" Iy Mr.
To (ieorge Ade. whose stories have
delighted the thousands and whose
opera "The Sultan of Sulu." has more
recently added to his fame, was as
signed his favorite topic." Fables." Mr.
Ade sHke happily of the occasion,
indulging in a mimlirr of humorous
shafts at his associates from Chica
go, explaining that he was not pres
ent as a. "war hero." He said that
nevertheless he felt that he could
enter into the spirit of such an an
niversary event, hi the style char
acteristic of his writings he related
as applicable to his own ease the
fable of the man who traveled from
home to respond to a toast at a ban
quet, and found himself so taken up
with the events incident to the main
feature that when the time came to
talk he was unprepared. Mr. Ade
proved in the nature of his talk that
the talent, that has made him famous
does not desert him as an impromptu
after dinner speaker.
Some I.lttlf I-anehn.
lliihar.l H. Little next rose to re
spond to the toast, "The Army in the
Philippines." Mr. Little is a humor
ist of the happiest type and he had
no sooner drawn himself up to his
six feet six, or so, than the audience
found it out. Mr. Little was so bulj
bling over with merriment that he
could not enter into the more serious
side' of the military operations in the
Philippines, anil merely touched brief
ly on some of his own experiences.
Among other things the speak
er claimed to have found
out hi his visit to the tri
citics the reason that Chicago,
with it's "three million" people, had
never destroyed the equilibrium of
the state of Illinois and caused it to
tilt up with the western edge project
ing up into mid air. He declared that
since he had seen Pock Island and Mo-
line he had ceased to wonder what
kept this corner of the state flown.
His scintilla! ions kept his audience
in paroxysms of laughter. His ex
cuse for saying less of his toast was
that the topic had been assigned for
May 1, but that May 2 having arrived
before it came his turn to speak, ren
dered the subject irrelevant.
John M. Colligan sang "If I Put
Knew," from the "Sultan of Sulu."
rescinding to an. encore with a
catchy selection entitled "Carrie."
Mr. MrC'utf-hron on llrirrr.
Then John T. McCutcheoii tieiivcred
the final address, his subject being
"Dewey." The speaker touched fre
quently upon the battle of Manila bay.
of which he was a witness, and as a
result of which he wore last evening
for the first time one of the only two
badges awarded the I'nited States
government to civilians wh were
present on that glorious occasion,
Mr. McCutcheoii declared he believed
Dewey to be one of the greatest
Americans who ever lived. In
the manner of conducting
the campaign in the,-' Philip
pines, over which he lurrf command,
the ndmiral was shown to have acted
in the right in all tilings manifesting
bravery and ability in battle, diplo
macy in dealing with all the compli
cated matters that he was called up
on to settle, and personal fairness
toward others through it all. The
speaker expressed the belief that Ma
nila would have been captured with
out the death of a man had it not
been for the eagerness of the army
to open lrnst il it ieH in order to see
real action. ' C
Mr. McCiitcheon, who was greeted
with vociferous applause at every
mention of Dewey's name, paid a
handsome tribute to the hero of Ma
nila, both from a personal standpoint
and that of a speaker inspired by the
hiirhest impulses of patriotism.
He graphically told of the recep
tion of the news of events leading to
the war with Spain, on the revenue
cutter McCiilloch, on which he was
a passenger, from Mrt to port in the
cruise from Manila to Hong Kong,
where Dewey's fleet was joined.
"Yankee Cum at MnnllM."
Toast mast er Pexdale closed the
program wilh the recital of this stir
ring original poem entitled "T!ie
Yankee (inns in Manila:"
O, hark to the roar of the echoing
As the light leaps the sky.
There's a cry from the deep to
"Ye must compier or die!"
From nr brave Dewey's lips
Speeds the word to the ships.
And the guns answer "Aye!"
The bailie is fierce and the billows
With the blood of Castile!
Aim away fire again and the missile
To the bulwarks of steel.
Mark the course of the shell.
On its errand of hell.
Where the poor devils reel.
Our eyes meet the eyes of the fight
ers of Spain,
In the glimmering dawn.
As the guns volley forth, "We remem
ber the Maine,
And a people forlorn!"
There is death in the bay
As they thunder away.
Put a glory is born.
O, true is your aim at the far battle
Where the red current runs.
Ye men of the prairie and men of the
Who are earth's valiant ones!
And the sailors who died.
In the surge of the. tide.
Are avenged by your guns.
Who input Were.
Those piesent were: John T. Mc
Oitcdicon. (ieorge Ade, Henry I'arrctt
Chhmberlin, II. II. Little, of Chicago;
.1. A. lowing, Monmouth; II. P. Simp
son, Uobert Pexdale, James J. La
Yelle. Paul Kersch. Charles Mcllugh,
John M. Colligan. A. T. Foster, W. F.
Kastman, August Ij. Volkers, J. K.
Ilardman, .1. K. Prandenburg,
John Slimline, Charles . K. May,
K. K. Ibiffum, T. J. Feeney. .1. 1!.
Pichardson. Yal J. Peter. F. . Van
Haider. T. I. Stanley, F. W. Pinek, It.
B. H. Macrorie. A. W. Christensen. V.
A. Jones. V. P. gunvle, W. F. Coulter,
WANTS WAR TO END
United Christian Party Asks for
Settlement of Differences
APPEAL TO BRITISH-BOER LEADERS
Success of Party at the Polls in
11)12 is Predicted.
Continued on Page Six.
The members of the united chris
tian party in general conference at
DIaek Hawk inn completed their bus
iness yesterday by Ihe adoption of
the following resolutions:
"We reaffirm our national platform
of 11)00. Uemeinbering the words of
our Divine Master, 'Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself, we deprecate
the prolonged war waged by the Unit
ed States army in the Philippine is
lands, and urge upon congress and
the national administration the im
mediate settlement of nil differences
with the Filipinos by arbitration in
the spirit of Christ, without further
"We also emphasi.e our grief at
the cruel conflict between the chris
tian Pritish nation and the christian
republic's of South Africa, ami earn
estly appeal to the leaders of both
sides, in the name of common human
ity and for the glory of Christ, "t-o
agree speedily upon terms of perma
Change of Capital Needed.
"Ilecogni.ing the rapid westward
march of our national population, we
forsee the imminent necessity for the
permanent relocation of the capital
of the I'nited States in a more central
spot, convenient alike to east, west,
north ami south. A locality peculiar
ly lifted by Providence for such pur
pose we believe to be the tract of
land owned by the national govern
ment, known as Uoek island, now oc
cupied as an arsenal, compassed by
the tri-cities of Pock Island, Daven
port and Moline. and surrounded by
the waters of the greatest river of
the nation; and we hereby indorse
Pock Island as the place for reloca
tion of the national capital and
pledge ourselves lo promote this en
terprise. We hope, in fruition of this
purpose, to hail the day when the ar
senal "swords shall be beaten into
plowshares and (its) spears (and
guns) into pruning hooks," and when
the white buddings of the nations
christian capital shall displace the
grim magazines of war. We hereby
authorize our national executive com
mittee to draff, circulate and present
a suitable memorial to congress cov
ering this idea.
"We confidently look for the uni
versal suecess of the united christian
party in the national election of 1812,
at which lime a christian president
will, we trust, be selected to assume
the duties of chief executive as a
eli list ia n. pledged to administer his
office in the name and spirit of Jesus
of Naareth. To this end we invite
the cooperation of christian voters
throughout the nation and urge the
completion of party organiat ion on
national, state and municipal lines in
all parts of the nation.
( oinmlllrc'ii Kfl'orti .Approved.
"We approve of the efforts of our
national executive committee to cn
lis! "It l.tiiio' persons as active sup
porters oT this movement and urge
upon all whom the Holy Spirit shall
inspire to ally themselves at oneo
with this work: and we hereby desig
nate the "lll.ooo" as the propagand
ist agents and fiduciary factors of
the united christian party.
"We recognize the fact that the jun
ior citizens of today will be the voters
of tomorrow, an 1 we therefore rec
ommend the active agitation of our
principles among the youth of our
nation and the world.
"We hereby call a national and an
international assembly to meet in St.
Louis. Mo., I'. S. A., on . 1!MK?,
during the progress of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition, or. if the date
of such exposition be deferred, then
the time of meeting of our interna
tional assembly shall be deferred to
conform I hereto. To this gathering
christian citizens in general are cor
dially invited. One purpose of the
national section of this assembly
shall Ik to nominate christian candi
dates for president and vice presi
dent of the I'nited Slates and to
adopt a memorial to the nations of
the earth touching the setting up of
the literal kingdom of Christ in the
inllen Kule In tinvrrnmrnt.
"Pcsolved, That we will continue to
stand . and work for union in His
name, the application of Christ's prin
ciples of peace' ami righteousness in
all earthly government through di
rect legislation of the people gov
erned by the golden rule.
"Ilesolved, That any person inter
ested in or desiring to become one of
the lll.ooo' is requested to contrib
ute the sum of one dollar or more an
nually to the Lord's fiiieT for carry
ing on this work."
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