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TITE XITRTTS. FTtTD AT . APRIL 21, ioo..
FUNERAL OF DEBT
Cremation of Mortgage on Rock
Island Y. M. C. A.
PUBLIC CELEBRATION HELD
Story of Struggles of Association Cul
minating in Last Night's
1-it.t evening at the Y. M. C. A. audi
torium the $10,000 mortgage on the
. building, the Jast evidence of the in
oebtedness. was destroyed. The de
struction of the mortgage is notab'.
hi itself, but particularly so owiiig to
the fact that the Rock Island Y. M.
C. A. was 21 years old yesterday.
The association building was turned
over to the directors by the building
committee, Jan. 1, 184, a little less
than lo years after the first organiza
tion of the association. There was
then a mortgage of- f 0.000, and with
paving taxes, shrinkage in subscrip
t!ons, and other unexpected expenses
soon increased this to Slo.uOO on which
the interest has been paid for 10 years
Inrrptloa f I'uhllr Subarrlpt Ion.
Ttn- iiory of the subscription of the
debt has been told a number of times
in connection with tho canvass for
funds, but bears repeating. One day
in July, 1904, the telephone boll in
the secretary's office ranK, and when
Mr. Keyser answered, a iady asked
"How much is the total debt im the
Y. M. V. A. building?-' "We owe $1.
ftt.to," was the reply. "Thank you (Whk;
bye," came from the lady who had
mad1 the inquiry.
Mr. Kcyser felt a little .curiosity a
to wh- had asked him the qnestion
but in a day oi so tho incident was
forgotten, until the directors received
a letter saying that the writer wouM
give $1.0(m toward clearing the debt
on the building on condition that the
director:! would secure the subscrip
tions to cover the remaining $'.V"" by
Jan. 1, lIor. Many attempts had been
made along this same line and resumed
in failure to complete the amount re
quired, but the directors decided fav
orably on the matter, and set to work
to ine -t the requirements of the $
llualnrMM Mm to lirm'ur.
They met with great encouragement
and Dec. 31, at noon, the directors had
secured a total of $9,140 in addition to
the $1,(i00 conditional gift. The sub
scriptions wer" all made in the form
of negotiable notes, conditional that
the $l-,(too wa; prov:1ed for by Jan.
1, 10o.". These notes were not all pay
able until later in the year, but they
were, taken by business men of the city,
without recourse to the association,
and the entire building clebt was paid
! in less than three months from the
j time the last subscription was made.
The meeting last evening was pre
sided over by H. B. Hayden. the presi
dent of the association. After a selec
tion by the Y. M. C. A. male chorus the
historical sketch of the association
was read by E. B. McKown. Mr. Mc
Kown was the treasurer of the first
building committee of the association
and one of the active men in securing
the success of the work. With the
exception of the very few months
when he asked to be relieved, he has
been continuously a member of the
loard of directors of the association,
and has held the office of president
Flrat MeetlBK 21 Years Ak.
The facts in the association his
tory as given by Mr. McKown follow,
briefly. The organization of the asso
ciation was the result of an informal
meeting held at the First Baptist
church, April G. 1884. A. M. Bruner,
now state secretary of the association,
and R. W. Salisbury were among the
prime movers. A board of directors,
representing the various churches, was
elected, and a second meeting held a
week later, when it was finally decided
to organize the association.
The organization was completed
April 20. when the meeting adopted
a constitution and bylaws, and elected
Frank Nadler. now of Davenport, the
first president. The association's first
home was over 1719 Second avenue, in
two rooms. Here the gymnasium foun
dation was made by rhe gift of a set
or apparatus by Hon. William Jackson.
The second home was the second floor
of IStiT Second avenue.
Klmt Secretary Called.
While in these quarters the associa
tion enlarged, and called George War
ner to become general secretary. He
resigned a year later to enter mission
ary work in China. In September.
1KSS. the state convention of the as
sociation, with of'O delegates, was en
tertained in Rock Island, and the re
sult was that the work of the associa
tion was rapidly developed. F. W.
l-ange of Wisconsin, and G. C. Blakes
lee. from New York, now in business
in this city, were the second and third
general secretaries of the association.
They served five and four years, re
spectively, and their administration
covered the building era. J. I Bailey
was general secretary from Dec. 1.
1S0.r. until Nov. 15. 1897, and was suc
ceeded by John S. Freeman, now gen
eral secretary of the Moline associa
tion, who served here until Dec. 17.
i:rt2. He was succeeded by J. H.
Keyser, the present incumbent of the
Srmla Out Severnl im (Ither I--1 -1 fix.
Among the young men who have
been members of the local association
and departed to enter Christian work
ROCK ISLAND Y. M. C. A. BUILDING. THIRD AVENUE AND NINETEENTH STREET.
be the popular resort of young men
from the point of their recreation. He
told of the many ways in which this
has been accomplished in other cities.
He closed his address with a picture
of the possibilities in the association,
now that it is free from financial incumbrance.
ROYAL ARCANUM OFFICERS
Elected at Twenty-sixth Annual Ses
sion of Grand Council.
Chicago. April 21. The 26th annual
session of the grand council of the Illi
nois Royal Arcanum, at 7C Monroe
street, ended yesterday. Officers were
elected as follows:
Grand Regent James H. Head. Oak
Vice Regeflt D
in other cities are: Charles Knox, J.
Akers and Edward Young, in the min
istry; George Warner, Graham Lee and
R. C. Ricker. in foreign missionary
work ; A. M. Bruner, Henry Hansen,
Ivouis A. Bowman. Orville Yerbury, J.
S. Freeman. Henry Voss and Chaun-
H. B. HAYDEN,
I'rt'sideiit, 'h B'lrrid Mortem-.
cey Tuttle, in the association secre
The first board of directors of the
association was composed of: Frank
Nadler, president; A. M. Bruner, first
vice president; F. H. Kaupke, second
vice president: G. P. Lyman, recording
secretary; J. D. Warnock. treasurer:
J. W. Welch. Charles Jensen. F. J.
Akers, C. E. Adams. Dr. J. W. Stewart.
E. B. McKown, W. F. Gilmore and
George Chambers. The original build
ing committee was composed of Capt.
A. M. Blakesley, chairman; E. B. Mc
Kown, treasurer; J. F. Robinson. J. W.
Stewart, J. W. Welch, C. E. Adams, A.
D. S perry. Frank Nadler, George M.
Loosley, A. M. Bruner and F. H.
Following the historical sketch. J. H.
Keyser read letters of greeting from
some of the men connected with the
early history of the association. F. H.
Kaupke. of Cedar Rapids: F. W. Iange,
now engaged in the Sunday School as
sociation work at Philadelphia ; L. A.
Bowman, of Chicago; I. E. Brown, gen
eral state secretary, and A. M. Bruner
were those who sent their greetings
and regret that they could not be pres
ent. Trnrw .MurtKnge la Mireiln.
The mortgage on the building was
turned over by Treasurer H. K. Walk
er to the president. H. B. Hayden. with
a few fitting remarks. Mr. Hayden
then proceeded to tear the document
to pieces and burn each piece. Follow
ing a selection by the male chorus,
Frank H. Burt, of Chicago, director of
the secretaryial department of the Chi
cago Training school, made an address
on the "Characteristics of the Winning
Association." His remarks were de
voted to the possibilities of the Y. M.
C. A. in a city of the size of Rock Isl
and. He told of the need of strong per
sonalities in the men of today, and
showed how association environments
in the youth would help him to develop
the winning personality. In explaining
the necessity of strong-minded men, he
quoted the saying. "What you are so
.). H. KEYSER.
Sirrt-tary ef Y. M. C A.
thunders in my ear that I can not hear
what you say." In characterizing the
winning association, he said it should
be the "home of good fellowship," ami
it should be popular, because the young
men can have a better time there than
anywhere else. The Y. M. C. A. should
Grand Orator C. Arch
Grand Chaplain Graeme L. Smith
Grand Guide Frank Daley. Chicago.
Grand Auditor F. P. Silva, Morgan
Grand Warden A
Grand Sentry C.
Representatives to Supreme Council
W. C. Shurtleff. Wilmette; Bernard
The officers were installed by P. F.
McGowan of New York.
Secretary John Kiley. Chi
Treasurer Fred I- Will;,
. L. Kanagry, Chi
A. Kucker. Belvi-
HEAR ABOUT GAS
Corporations Committee of House
Listens to Speeches of
POSTPONED TILL TUESDAY
Bill to Remove Numbers from Ballots
for Representative is
STATE HAS FISHING RIGHTS
Illinois Appellate Court Denied Claims
Made by Owners of Lands.
Springfield. 111.. April 21. The appel
late court of the Third district of Illi
nois today held in the case against
Warren and others that the owner of
submerged lan I along a navigable riv
er was not the owner of hunting and
fish rights along the stream, but that
these rights were vested in the public.
A Night Attack.
Last night the little daughter of Mrs.
Brown, as she sweetly and peacefully
slept in her little bed near the bed, was
attacked by a death-dealing demon
known as croup whooping cough, and
but for the timely use of Kennedy's
Laxative Honey and Tar, which she
always keeps handy, the life of the lit
tle one might not have been saved.
Kennedy's Laxative Honey and Tar is
different from all the old-time cough
syrups, and is best for children because
it acts on the bowels, is harmless, safe
and certain. Contains no opiates. Sold
by all druggists.
The little folks love Dr. Wood's Nor
way Pine Syrup. Pleasant to take;
perfectly harmless; positive cure for
coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma.
Springfield. III.. April 21. The prom
ised hearing of the down-slate gas and
electric light interests was resumed by
the house committee on municipal cor
porations yesterday afternoon, and for
two hours they listened to their argu
A. E. Edmund, of Bloomhrgton; W.
F. Irwin, of Peoria: M. R. Runner, of
Rockford; President Wilcox, of the
Union Gas & Electric Ught company
of Bloomington. and Mr. Farrson. of
La Grange, were among the speakers
in opposition to the present bills. Af
ter the speeches further consideration
was postponed until Tuesday.
t'haaaje la Vol I a if.
The house passed Beebe's bill mak
ing Saturday afternoons a half holiday
in Chicago, and the election committee
bill, extending what practically is the
Chicago method of cumulative voting
for members of the general assembly
to the rest of the state. No numbers
are to be printed after the names of
Miller's pipe line bill, declaring pipe
lines of the : inte common carriers and
placing them under the regulation of
the railroad and warehouse commis
sion, and establishing maximum rates,
also was passed. The chief interest in
the bill lies in the fact that the Stand
ard Oil company now is engaged in
laying a line across the state.
Money for I nlvrrally.
Mr. Trautmann called up Schaefer's
bill to appropriate to the University of
Illinois all the money received under
the act of congress setting aside por
tions of the receipts from public lands
for the benefit of institutions for agri
culture and the mechanic arts. Tho
bill was passed.
Another appropriation bill was pass
ed giving $20,000 for a memorial to
Dan McCook's brigade at Kern-saw
Don't Use Poor Oil. "
For use on sewing machines, bicyc
les and all purposes requiring a line
lubricant the best is the cheapen in
the end. Genuine Singer oil can only
be obtained nt Singi-r stores. Look
for the red S.
310 Twentieth street, Rock Island.IlI.
N ONE STORE!
A very swagger WALK BOOT, patent
colt, same ttyfe in lace and Blucher.
On account of sickness we were compelled to dispose of store and fixtures and shoes on hand at our
We have had manufactured for Spring delivery two of the most complete and up-to-date line of men's
Shoes ever shown in the tri-cities, for our Rock Island and Davenport Stores.
Those two large stocks of Shoes we have now on sale at our Rock Island store. The prices that have
made us famous is a $3 50 Shoe.
We need no introduction in the tri-cities nor does our footwear; we have been in the shoe business since
1 89 1. But for the benefit of our new and to give our old customers an idea of the proper styles for Spring
we mention the following:
A great many low cut Shoes in tan and pitent, with toes quite narrow, will lead in style. As space will
not allow us to sh ow the different styles for the coming season, we would be pleased to have you call at
Conservative. A straight last with
medium rcund at
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50
Ask to tee our Ladies' patent colt
Blucher Oxford at
J5b .Ei (0) SI
OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
307 20th St., ROCK ISLAND
Extra large Eyelsts.
Ii you want lomthinj distinctive,
ladlviJaaJ. come and sea thla ahoa
oarr.e style in tan and patent tatX,
No foot cramp or discomforts in
Oxford shoe. Thoroughly .satisfac
tory shoe fcr all-'round summer wear.
This shoe is in tan or patent colt.
Tre:t your feet as they aeserve by
giving them Oxfords fsr summer
This shoe is in tan.
Comfort demands that Oxford shoes
be '.'cm in the summer, and they are
Th s shoe i In tan or patent colt.
Good Taste Is Always
iZmc style in Patent colt.
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