Newspaper Page Text
THE aBGTJS, FBIOAT, MPliTL 1. 3904.
Go with he
crowd to Nel
In the Tri-CUies.
202.1 Fourth Ave. IJoth Thones.
chaste anil elegant in design anil
immaculate in style, rivalling the
lilies in tlu'ir glory. These goods
are now shown for the first time
at Hamper's, a ltd arc beyond
ii'tin flip most novel and
artistic jet produced, besides
reasonable in price.
JKWKLEi: AND OPTICIAN.
Opposite Harper House.
It is Now On
in our east
Tin most beautiful display of
Kaster goods ever seen in the
three eities. Panorama eggs,
rabbit?, chickens, ducks, stuffed
chickens and duck, and many
tlier articles that will please
the little nes.
Kaster eggs, 50 for a cent up
to $1 each.
Take a look in our window
ami see for yourself. We guar
antee you to buy if you see the
Go to J5he
and Ice Cream
also delicious Ice
Cream Soda at
5 cents per glass.
1810 SECOND AVEXU2.
AT ANNUAL FEAST
One Hundred of the Business and
Professional Men of the
MEKCHANTS' ASSOCIATION HOST
Practical Talk by Retailer, Wb
aler. Railroad Representa
tive and Other.
One hundred of the business and
professional men of Rock Inland met
together last night, enjoyed a feast
and indulged an hour of heart to heart
talking, a discussion . of commercial
and industrial conditions as they af
fect the community, and how they
can be bettered to the advantage of
the whole people, and to the especial
benefit of the retail merchant. The
occasion was the sixth annual ban
quet of the Hock Island Retail Mer
chants association. It occurred in
the auditorium of the Young Men's
Christian association. The hall was
tastily decorated in the national col
ors, with here and there a sprinkling
of flowers or pottel plant, shewing
the dainty touch of the women, a
small armv .r whom tJitteu noout the
tables during the evening and served
the merchants with what thev all.
even the married ones, had the cour
age to admit was the f.nesvt meal they
had partaken ui for many moons. The
ladies auxiliary of the oung Men's
Christian association had charge of
the banquet feat tire.
Froni 7 till H o'clock the merchants
mingled for a social hour in the lower
reception rooms of the building,
where a concert program was dis
coursed bv Cordt's Mandolin orches
tra, which also furnished music in
the banquet room. When the feast
had been done full justice to 5. If.
Kingsbury rapped for order and in
troduced Phil Mitchell as toastmas-
ter, after reading letters of regret
from C. ('. Tebhetts, of Chicago, the
president, unl (J. E. Greene, of Peo
ria, the secretary, of the state nssi-
ation. and G. W. Mueller, president
of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Mitchell stated that he had been
ailed on at the 11th hour, and conse
quently wjis not prepared to do jus-
ice to the position that he had been
selected to fill. He had been a mem
ber of 1h association since its for
mation, although confessing that he
had not ln'cn a regular attendant at
meetings. The. membership included
the leading men of the business and
professional community and should
be an infl lence in any direction that
it elected to wield its power. He was
particularly well pleased with the
rating-bok and the daily sheet, both
of which ejune on the scene as the re
sult of the efforts of the association,
and whielj were iti aluable to any one
Report of State Meeting.
Mr. Mitchell presented Fred T.
Myers as the first one on the program.
and the Utter gate an interesting re
port of the annual meeting of the
state association that took place at
Pckin. an I at which there was ac
complished much good work.
10. L. Go IT. commercial agent for
the Rock Island, responded to the
toast, "Tli Railroad. in which it was
sought to show that, contrary to the
gcnvj-al impression of the public,
railroad liies are built and maintained
as a busifess proposition. jus;t as the
merchant 'bought his stock of goods,
with the rxpectation of selling them
and makirg a profit sufficiently large
to keep h inself a 'id his family and
put aside -i little for a rainy day. If
business git poor, the railroad had to
reduce expenses, and usually started
by dropping names from the pay roll.
If that did not remedy the plan. like
the merchmt. the railroad was closed
in on by creditors. It was cither al
sorbed by k connecting line or passed
through various stages of reorganiza
tion until lie original investment dis
appeared. The public had no concep
tion of tin! cost of equipping a rail
road line. An ordinary locomotive
costs $15.0rt. a coach $7,000 and a
sleeper froli $1..000 to $23,000. Em
ployes werr well paid. The public
clamored constantly for reduced
rates for fr-ight and travel, and still
the liest of service was demanded.
The merchant, when he lost out on a
shipment, was prone to be too severe
on the rail-oad representative. He
never sti-ppid to think, as he sat at
his home fireside. of the trials that
the company was having in its en
deavors to get to Kock Islan I the
next mornin a shipment of merchan
dise for him. He did not figure that
perhaps tbere had been a washout, a
hliizard. ir one of n thousand differ
ent mishaps that are liable to happen
on a railjojul at any time of day or
night. Mr. Goff stated the impression
was that tar service was a plain case
of robbery. He said when the coal
man arrifed at the house of the mer
chant, dij the latter tell him to un
hitch his horses and leave the wagon
there until the merchant had time to
unload it. The coal hiuler could not
grant such a request if it were asked.
He need I his w agon. The-railroad
company; needed its cars. It charged
the $1 pir day. not as a means of rev
enue, bi;t to make it an incentive to
shippers to unload the cars thev are
Greetlnr From Mollnf.
C. F. Dewend, president of the Mo-
hne Merchants association, suggest
ea that the associations of both
towns, and when Davenport organized
include that city, get together and
hold a joint banquet once a year. It
would get the business jeople better
acquainted, would create good feeling
between Ihe cities and have a ten
dency to make fife pleasanter all
around in the business community
The Moline association had been mak
ing great strides in membership. There
were now 123 enrolled, with new
names coming in daily. The rating'
book had been adopted after Rock
Island and the merchants of his town
would not be without it for twice
what it i.s costing them.
Frank Smith, of Davenport, who is
known as "Vinegar Smith, 'said the
merchants association was now do
ing for the wholesaler the sanje serv
ice as was formerly furnished him by
Ilradstreet and Dun. protecting him
against the dead beat. If the retailer
was doing business on a safe basis
the wholesaler need have no fears
that hi.accounts would be straightcn-
ej at the first of everv month. Mr
Smith gave a bit of history relating to
railroad freight rates in Iowa and
Illinois. In his slate the rates were
lower because the laws were enforc
ed. There were laws in Illinois afford
ing the same relief, but through lack
of enforcement the s;hipier was pay
ing the sme rates as he had for
years, and would continue doing so
unless lie and his neighbor got their
heads together and broke the combin
ation between the railroad trust and
the state legislature.
John M. Colligan responded to the
toast. "The Newspaper and the Mer-
eliant, in which it was shown that
t,,e press was constantly striving for
the betterment of the community of
which it was a part, and was working
hand in hand with the business man.
Good Work of Katlnr Book.
W. ('. Maucker, who has succeeded
to the position of rating-book secre
tary, told of the benefits that had
come to the merchant ami the honest
consumer as the result of the intro
duction of the system in IJock Island.
IJefore its advent merchants seemed
possessed of a desire of keeping from
their neighbors-in business the names
of the persons whose refusal to pay
their honest obligations had nearly
pushed them to the wall. There were
in the city hundreds owing merchants
anywhere from $500 to $1. The" busi
ness man was losing confidence in his
ability to determine between those en
titled to credit and those not. It
worked an injustice to the honest
man. perhaps out of work temporari
ly. I'efore the adoption of the rating
hook Davenport sent' over daily wag
on loads of merchandise to IJock Isl
and for delivery. Prices were lower
on that side. Now as much merchan
dise is delivered from this side to
Davenport as vice versa. The rating
system had reduced the price of com
modities to the consumer. The mer
chant who was known to have a
rating-book was not approached by
the man who had a poor record in the
book. The honest man. the one who
paid his debts, although at times slow
in doing so, could always get credit.
Mr. Maucker said the time was not
far distant when there would be a
state rating-book. Then if a man left
one town for another his record
would be in the hitler before his ar
J. W. Welch spoke on cooperation
among the merchants, and pointed to
the many abuses in the trade, result
ing in losses, that could be remedied
if the business eople got closer to
gether. He said there had not been
enough touching shoulders in the
past. Thirty years ago one merchant
did not care how his neighbor did
Lusiness. IJut conditions had chang
ed. Organization was the watchword
today. The merchant was no excep
tion. He had to line up with the men
engaged jn the same line of business
as he was. It was a case of self-defense.
Then Mr. Welch thought the
social feature was a nice idea, and
should be practiced more.
CAPT. CUSHMAH REELECTED
TO LEAD CO E OF STIRLING
Capt. John Cushnian has been unan
imously reelected captain of Company
K, fith infantry. I. X. ('., of Sterling.
Second Lieut. Harold K. Ward was
elected first lieutenant and Quarter
master Sergeant Devillo IJ. Deyoe was
elected to the second lieutenancy va
cated by Lie at. Ward.
Capt. Cushman is the only original
member of C mpany E now belonging
to that organization. He enlisted
nearly seventeen years ago, when the
company was organized, and has
served continuously ever since. He
was regimental ordnance sergeant
during the war with Spain and soon
after the clo-e of the war was elected
captain of the company.
A Cor. for Ileadsebo.
Any man, woman or child suffering
fr: ni headache, biliousness or a dull.
;!iowsy feeling should take one or
two of De Witt's Little Early Uisers
night and morning. These famous lit
tle pills are famous because they are a
tonic as we!! as a pill. While they
cleanse the system they strengthen
and rebuild it by their tonic effect
HM-n the liver and bowels. Sold by
Tested and tried for over 60
years. A regular doctors medi
cine. Of course you know it.
Then do not forret it.
GIVE UP THE TENTS
Visitors atS. A. W. V. Encamp.
ment Will Probably be Quar
tered in Halts.
SI BO HEY BAY CAMP PREPARING
Tims i Sbort and Maeb Work f r
Local Blembers is la
Siboney Ua$' camp, Spanish Ameri
can War Veterans, at the regular
meeting last night heard reports
from committees arranging for the
state encampment of the organization
in this city next month.
It had been intended to quarter the
visiting comrades in tents, but this
plan would have its drawbacks, espe
cially should the weather happen to
be unfavorable at the time. ly using
several of the available halls in the
city and providing cots and blanket?
it is believed the visitors can be ac
commodated more comfortably, con
veniently and cheaply than in tents.
md th's metVvl will in all probability
' i- fallowed.
An offer has been received from the
Fifth regiment band, km wn as the
Illinois State band, of Chicago, of
wLich a"! tLc r.e:r.l.er are veterans
- f tie f it U prr'babl- th:.
-!T..i:: 't,l ! n '.''! !. nj'-t here t
i - t !:.(' v .:c: ' .vj-mi ati",n in
n -iv'ig the encampment. The Fifth
regimrnt band was at Bloomington
ProKrmna Baltic Prepared.
The programs are under course of
preparation, and will be out in about
a week. The matter of transporta
tion has been taken up with the West
ern ; Passenger association, and it is
likely that several special trains will
be run to the city. One from Chicago
bringing the 200 delegates from that
city is already assured.
Siboney Hay camp will meet every
week from this time till after the en
campment, and there is a vast amount
of work to be done in getting ready
for it in a manner creditable to the
local veterans and to the city.
A Montana Outlaw."
Deserted at the Altar.
"Peck's Bad Boy."
'The Fatal Wedding."
Clay Clement, the actor, who has
appeared in Kock Island several times.
is disgusted with the stage. He de
clares that the base spirit of com
mercialism dominates the stage and
that the syndicate runs it to the det
riment of high art. and so Clay is
going to knock off and become a
ranchman in Texas, where he will
punch steers and fraternize with cow
boys. Clement was born and spent
his early life in the vicinity of Kl
A Mountain Outlaw," a western
play by Herbert Hall Winslow and
Fred S. Cibbs, conies here Sunday.
This play, dealing with modern ranch
ing life in the Kootenai valley of Mon
tana, has its types drawn from the
haracters of that interesting part of
the west. A trained bronch
oach that has seen actual service in
the west during the enrlv days of
border life, and a carload of stage
settings and effects are carried.
'Deserted at the Altar." a rreat
moral play, a storv from real life, will
appear here Tuesday. It abounds in
powerful dramatic sensational come
dy and pathetic scenes, and a most
elaborate scenic production, including
an automobile ride, with pursuit by a
bicycle, and panoramic views.
Xext Friday the patrons of the Illi
nois will have a pleasant surprise in
store, when the big melodrama, "The
Fatal Wedding." will be here. The
plot is a powerful one. and deals with
the adventures of a scheming woman
who, assisted by a male aeeomnlice.
designs the ruin of a happy family,
and the separation of a wife from
husband and children, in order that
she can contract a marrinnre u-itli the
husband, and thereby gain his for
tune. She is prevented from doing
this, however, by the timelv- ! nt erf Ir
ene of two characters, a Frenchman
and an Irish servant woman, who in
their respective parts make no end
of amusement for the audience.
"The Sho Oun." the latest produc
tion of Oeorge Ade and Oustav Luders.
was given its initial production last
night at the Davidson theatre, Mil
waukee. A large audience greeted
the players. The reception accorded
the opera was unusually warm and
enthusiastic. The setting was one of;
the most brilliant that Savage has
given and was seductive in its sugges-j
tions of orientalism. The libretto"bv
.Vie is running over with bricht hu
mor, while the music of Luders is a
fitting frame to the words. The op
era is filled with catchy airs which it
i safe to Pay will be wb-stled on the
streets before the production is
hours old. The stage settings in all I
the scenes are superb, presenting!
picture after picture, both brilliant in'
color and picturesque in execution.!
The costumes are well worth the over-j
worked word "gorgeous." At the end
of the first act Messrs: Ade and Lud
ers were called before the curtain.
One peculiarity of thU opera U that
ill of the chorus girls are small to
maintain the Korean traditions anc!
itmosphere, and it seemed to take
immensely with the audience.
Heyond question "The Sho (inn" is
Ade's best effort, and will prove even
more popular than his preceding
works. The snips are catchy, with a
lively movement, such as impels an
audience to whistle them in company
with the air and which gives them
life, on the street and in public places.
The parts were well taken and the
artists received handsome recogni
titn of their, work from the pleased
audience. After four nights at Mil
waukee "The Sho Gun" will go to
"Peck's Bad Boy'
will be here
Correct Clothes for Men
0 matter whose
been buying in
the past, at some
time in the
future you'll buy
Copyngh MM. A. B. 4 Co & COS 3 Ft d
stick to them. A fair trial will
convince vou that thev are in
- . . i
every way equal to tine custom!
liiauc. i ma lauu
MAKERS i' NEWYORK
is your protection in buying ready
to-wear; as it is ours in selling.
Equal to fin custom-made In all but
price. The makers' guarantee, and
ours, with every garment. We arc
Exclusive Distributors in this city.
"You Know Us."
must shortly be selected. Can
anything be found more perfect
ly suited to the season than
photographs of the children.
or single pictures of the little
tots are always welcome gifts.
experience and best efforts are
at your service.
1822 Third Ave.
You'll want it to be just a
little nicer than usual, and
you'll find this the place to do
your ordering. Our vegetables
are crisp and are received fresh
each day. Our fruits are un
excelled; and we are sure that
we can please you in the poultry
line. Do yon find anything you
need in this list?
Cauliflower, (jrcen Onions.
Soup Hunches, Parsley.
Head Lettuce. Egg Plant.
Oreen Peppers, Kohlrabi.
Leaf Lettuce, Wax Peans.
Carrots, IJeets, New Potatoes,
(Jreen Onions. Bermuda
Onions, Celery IJoots. Garlic.
Horseradish Koots. Shives,
Spinach, Celery, lihubarb.
Felting and Cooking Apples.
Navel Oranges, Satsumas.
Strawberries, Blood Oranges,
('rape Fruit. Florida Kusset
Oranges. Indian River
POULTRY AND FISIL
I)resed Chickens, Turkeys,
Bulk and Canned Ovstere.
1620 SECOND. AVENUE.
That's the Kind of Boys' Suits
Ullemeyer . Sterling
new spring styles We are the only Rock
Island clothiers that sell the geuuine
BUSTER. BH0WN SUITS
with Buster Brown Label.
We Give You a Show Here
When you are dealing with u.s in the matter of mak
ing a loan, we give you all the show possible. We take
security, not for the purpose of getting the property, but
only to secure us against loss. We give you at all times
most reasonable rate of interest ami furnish money
rjiiickly and in amounts fr;mi $10 upwards.
Loans Made Without Publicity
on the following securities: Household furniture, pianos,
hrses, wagons or other personal property. The property
remains in your own possession. Let us figure with you.
It costs you nothing for information, and we are sure we
can convince you of the justness tif our rates and the
honesty of our efforts.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
Mitchell & Lyndt dock. Room 88. Office hours 8 a. m. to 6 p.
in. hd. Saturday evenings Telephone west 1514. New telephone
a m fi gr
a a. liuii i uaru
Read This Ad
You can't stop me from wanting to buy,
Fell, trade, store or make you a loan on
anything no matter what the goods are.
J. J O
Old 'Phone Union 02.
A BUJRSTED PIPE
Davis Dlock. Old 'Phone 1 US.
H7I .xl r Q
r? rieiner i ni
IS AN ACCIDENT THAT HOUSE
WIVES HAVE TO CONTEND
WITH OFTEN, ESPECIALLY THE
HOT WATEK PIPE FKOM RANGE
TO POILER. RANGE WORK AND
THE REPAIRS TO HOT WATER
AND STEAM HEATING ARE
LINES THAT WE GIVE SPECIAL
ATTENTION TO. WE SEND
NONE JJL'T EXPERT WORK
MEN WHEN CALLED, AND OUR
WORK IS SCIENTIFIC AND SAT
ISFACTORY. PERRY 6c CO.,
New C148. 112 Webt Seventeenth St.
are absent when our customers
M . a. CJ
loregainer anu uiscuhs tne merits
of our clarets, sauternes, Eurgun-
dies and other wines to say Doth- o
ing of our liquors and cordials. M
Made to suit and sold to suit.
3 There isn't a single sign of discon
tent wrapped about a bottle leav
ing this place. $