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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAUCII 20, 11)07.
OUTLOOK IS FIE
candidate for alderman of the Seventh
W:tlil :iml vt:i!fit tll:lt t iwi Si .11 1 i in ni t lit'
La! the- democratic leaders of the ward
was in favor of having the city com-
Democratic City Township
ON THE ALDERMANIC TICKET
W. Lamont Unanimously Elect :ri
Secretary Loyalty Pledaed to R.
Tlx; ileiiiiicratic city committee la-t
evening perfected it organization at
tlie meeting at the Turner hall, hy tii"
1 1 hi i imiiumii .uwrmfnmm ii9Wvu
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niittce endorse Dr. Louis Of from, the
caii(iilate of the citizens' association.
The co;iiiniltee decided to make no en
dorsement, but from the sentiments: re
p:jiicd by Chaiiman ('ruicgut. it is evi
dent thai Dr. Otioni will have th;
support of the democratic voters in
The iu-.-tion of providing poll woii:
cis was taken up. and .John V. .Sexton
the retiring secretary agreed to pn
vide two workers lor each of the a!
ihii.ianic candidate, lie was accord
ed a complimentary vote of thanks.
Iv.tch of the candidates was c.tlle i
upon to address the meelin:.,. and e.ici
11 ported conditions to he exceed inn'
l.oy:itl In C-j iioIiIk' 'miiliilar; .
H. Jv. Reynolds, candidate for count.;
I judge, was assured the support of a;:
I candidates and the committee, and i
was arranged that Ihe poll worki t
shall take care of Mr. Reynolds' in
terests ill the ilec;i.i!i. lie male
brief talk, thanking the committee an.
candidates for their support.
The meeting adjourned subject, In
the call of the chairman.
R. ". I .A MONT.
t.i ry 1 " Hi' 'i r;i t ie '
ship 1 " 1 1 1 1 1 1 i i t !-.
t -'!'.. IVI!
nnanimons eltctioii of R.tltih V. La
mont as seciettuy. to succeed John 1.
Sexton, who has served tor si e.trs.
The niei.Ming was well att-iii!ed. Ill
various candidates tor aldermen bi'in:
inesent. .Mucli enthusiasm s.is shown
ami reports from the different wards
indicate that all of the aldertnaiiic can
didates are making cxccllon; progre-
in the campaign. I'lo-u the iudii -at io'i
at tile present time, the (iejne ier.it s will
ttlter tlie election, hold a majority ii
tint city council.
I 'm or Dr. tlilrniu.
Chairman (iiotevitt reported on the
etToil of Hie committee to secure a
Robert L. I.ee left this morning lo
spend several days in Chicago.
Mrs. Caroline Schnitd has gone it
Mai'sha'liowii. Iowa, for a visit with
licr giando!'. Walter I'eters.
Aliss Marguerite l-'ord left List evening
tor Denver, afur spending the wiute
wPli her pa reti's. Mr. and Mrs. 1). Mac
Kinney, in the city.
dust i.imlglell. !or souk
p'oyeil as a chenii. t at liar
sui company s. b it last i
Spokane. Wash., where iu
I his home.
-Mrs. K. I.. CoiT left la-t evening fot
Carlinville. 111., where she was cal
on account of the very serious illn
or iter sister. .Mis. . l. .Mavtield. who
has been suffering or sosne time wi !:
l're.-idcnt .1. T. Roller of the m rg m
company has retuiiied from New York
where he conferred with the stockhold
ers relative to the extensive improve
menis to be made at the various plani1
of tin." company in the tii-cities.
TIock Island u-
"Age cannot wither her nor
custom stale her infinite vari
ety," was written of beauty per
sonified, but is a'so a masterly
statement of the quality of our
Our success as diamond mer
chants is attributed to our strict
adherence to the policy of hand
ling of only the finest stones.
They always enhance in value
and prove a rjood nest cgy for a
Today is always the time, for
you know tomorrow never
!. .t liaha
Civil Service Examination.
An examination lor tile position o
clerk, niak'. ;uid carrier, will b
held ;it tlu posto'Iice in this ch
on May 22. Application hhink:
and full information relative to the e
;in:ination. qualifications, duties, sa!:i
ties, vaca'ions. promotions, etc.. may
be obtained by addressing the secre
tary ef the board of iil service ex
aminers at tiie posiofliee.
Wins Knox Oratorical Contest.
Caieshurg. Ilk, March 2'. Rnt.: .
McCieilan of (ialesburg won tirsr riz'
in the Knox cojlcge oratorical contest
hist niuht and Roy Thompson of Cres-
lon, Iowa, second.
GALLERY OF CAMPAIGN CANDIDATES I WOULD SAVE CITY
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1IKXIIY C. WEHLIXG,
Democratic Aldermanic Xoniinee 'n
the Second Ward.
Position of Citizens' Association
Membersas Described by
W. B. Mclntyre.
FIRST MASS MEETING HELD
Three Speakers Address Large Crowd
at Turner Hall on Issues of
I b n ry
C. Welding, the
e for alderman of
is lxnn and raised
the western part
ill Rock 1s
f the city.
familiar with lite
ns of the ward ..i
which he resides.
He is a carpenter and building con
tractor, and for seven years has been
cnganod in this business for himself.
Ho learned his trade undei C. .1. W
Sehreiner, with whom he was for a
number of years associated. He lias
an excellent record in his dealing--:
with his employes, and recently was
one of the two, contractors in the ci:
who met the requests of the carpeu
lers' union, and pays the scale adopted
by the union. Mr. Weiiling is an a-
coniplished musician, and has played
in different orchestras at the tri-cit
Mr. Wehling has piopetty interests
in tlie second warn, ami is in every
way a lirst class man to represent tli.
ward. His family, which includes hi
wife and two children, resides at luJi
THE GENIAL WIT
Henry Kiner, the Geneseo
Newspaper Man, Talks
to Press Club.
BRYAN AND TAFT COMING
Both to Be Guests of Tri City Organ
ization Other Business
AND WE WILL GUARANTEE
YOU A STRICTLY TAILOR
MADE SUIT THAT OTHERS
CHARGE S30 TO $35 FOR.
REMEMBER, WE TRY ON
THESE GARMENTS BEFORE
FINISHING, THEREBY AS
SURING YOU A PERFECT FIT.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING
CLEAR AND PURE
The Process of Filtering
IS SHOWN IN THE CUT BY PERCOLATION THROUGH A
POROUS NATURAL STONE FROM THE UPPER TO THE LOWER
JAR SIMPLY BY THE FORCE OF GRAVITY, WHICH IS NATURE'S
OWN PROCESS OF FILTERING.
PURE WATER IS ESSENTIAL TO GOOD HEALTH. IF YOU
WISH TO BE HEALTHY, FILTER THE WATER YOU DRINK.
HERE IS A PERFECT PURIFYING FILTER WITHIN THE REACH
OF ALL. '
CALL AND EXAMINE THEM AT
etii-.vs :ohI ovTiills.
I. el it,.- !u ;'.lhu r.e-re. my masters, while
we trust the Twins wmi'l die;
in r 1 rilets I rein disaster, let tln in
J'ri. am! Tri. and Tri.
seas to meet
il from tin- remotest
with yen anaiu.
And. if. iieii lianei' wlieu in xt
1 am li'-yeiid the sky.
t mav mil ii'l this feslive
I 11 Tri. and Tli. and Tri.
Mr. Kiner was also tendered a vote
of thanks for his most interesting talk
and given the formal assurance tlu.t
he would always- be a welcome guest
at the club's functions.
(. alls were then made for reminiscent
talks by R. F. Tillinghast of Davenport
A. T. Foster of Moline. and H. F. Simp.
son of Rock Island.
Henry L. Kiner, the sage of Ceneseo,
let, philosopher and journalist, was
e guest of th' TriCiiy Press Club
t its regular monthly meeting at. the
otel Harms last evening. Mr. Kiner,
ho was presented by Chairman Muel
r of the entertainment committee.
nd the latroductieu was prelaced
iv a saort and caxpiont tail; ny Air.
Killer's, life-long friend, (iuy V. Pet til.
M r. Kiner deii ered an address a bounding
n entertaining rcmiuiseensrs, of the
inoneer days in Illinois jo-irna!ini.
trisiling wit h wit and with hue and
h'Tc a touch of pathos. He told, as
r:!y Kiner can. ot his experiences in
lunching the Ccnoi-co News, of tho
t niggles and depnva' ions an t uard-
itili.s he endured, is well ;ts of tlie lu-
licrous inciilents that developed
luring Ids career. Incident, to his re
marks on Ins own experiences, he
poke of how lep!y lie had been loud-
d during i lie afternoon in le l.ie.g alter
id fi icndsliercahout.it find that so many
f them passed beyond ihe siiores of
time. He expressed his deep npurecia-
ion ot the lirivilege ot Having 1 tit- op
portunity lo become the chili's guest
uid of meeting personally the workers;
in the tit-city newspaper ncid.
inilil ot .( ll llal HiK I-:iiiikI.
I'lie invitation came to him simulta
neously, he said, with his nomination!
for mayor of (Jeneseo. and he laid both
honors before his wife at the same
time. Mrs. Kiner, he said, at once in
formed him that, no mutter what ho
lid about the political proposition, he
would accept the invitation from tlie
newspaper boys, ot course. Hut, she
tdmenislietl me," said the speaker, "it
would be necessary for me to get a
new pair of shoes and a new hat be
fore going away from home." Kiner
then told of how he went out forth
with ami bought the shoes, but after
visiting the four hat stores in (Jenn
et , he was obliged to give up that
task he could not find one big enough.
"And. s-o." he said, "I am here with
my eld hat." In conclusion. Mr. Kiner
read the following original lines writ-
en for tue occasion, and which he was
requested to turn over to the secretary
of the club for preservation in its
I-'hIIht f Wntrmi r, (lie Tri-rlttt't."
t have seen you. rejal river, where vim
wah the wharves nf towns:
Where the cattail rustles shiver, hnvinjr
shell their silken frowns:
Where the forest plowed and salded:
where the frortfes Kiimly frowned:
Where the liridtes. ma ny-en hied, wed
your beaches, inanv-towiied.
!lr:ut mid In It 4 lull (.uextM.
I'nder the head of committee reports
that preceded the event of the evenin
the rtception commit lee announced tlie
acceptance by Hon. V. .1. Bryan of the
invitation to he the club's, guest on the
occasion of his forthcoming visit to
Rock Island Feb. L'tl. when he is to lec
ture under the auspices of Augustann
college, and ot reasonable assurances
that Secretary of War William 12. Taft
would also accept the chili's invitation
to visit the t ri-cit ies and Rock Island
arsenal, as its guest, in Juno, when he
is to come west to deliver the address
on the occasion of the commencement
exercises of the State I'niversity of
Iowa. Sot n announcements were re
ceived wiili great applause and the prop
or committees were instrucied to lriak
the necessary arrangements for both
N ice President R. W. Cram, who, in
tile absence of tile president, occupied
the chair, announced that the club had
the opportunity to engage the distin
guished educator, Edward Howard
Griggs for a public lecture under its
auspices Dec. '. next, which woul
prove a great educational and intellec
tual treat for the people of tho throe
cities. The suggestion was referred to
tite entertainment committee with in
structions to close the contract.
! Member I'.lccta'd.
Xanies of new members proposed at
the former nieeling and reported fa
vorably by the board of directors- were
presented for ballot and elected as fol
lows: Malcolm McKcnntm of the Mo
bile Mail and Journal. .1. F. Lattner of
the Davenport Der Dcmokrat. Charles
(Joff and Edward Rrandcnburg of the
Rock Island Union, and Forrest K.
Iiamliu of the Rock Island Argus.
Casey ami Hogan were out in a uoai
when it upset and noin were inrowii
into the water. Casey swam astioie.
recovered his wind, and then Marled
ut into the stream again.
What in tin; world are you going, to
do, Casey?" asked a witness ol the
Faith." came Ihe reply. "Oi've saved
mcsilf. an' now Oi'm gom to save 1 lo
I'lie solicitude of Casey for Hogan is
like that of the members of tin: ( ill
.en's Nonpartisan association for Rock
Island, according to W. R. Mclntyre.
who told the stoty to illustrate his
point at the close of the lirst mass
meeting of the campaign lit. -Id by the
citizens at 1 inner hall last evening.
Mr. Mclr.Ure was chairman. The
speakers were Hope Thompson. Jam :s
McNaniara. candidate for mayor, and
lbert Huber. secretary of the Rusi
ness .vien s association. I lie House was
filled lo its capacity, the audience gave
exceptionally good attention and fre
quently applauded the sentiments ex
ItclVrs lo Opposition.
Mr. Thompson was the first speaker.
He devoted his address largely to a
reply to the arguments advanced by
opponents ot the citizens' movement..
with particular attention to the stories
circulated by members of the republi
can organization. Tiiese lie character
ized as either based on ignorance or
the result of a disregard for the facts.
He said he had investigated the situa
tion sufficiently to convince himself
there was absolutely nothing in the
theory advanced by some that everv
vole for the citizens' candidate for
mayor will help to elect the republican
candidate. The republicans, he said.
re trying to hold McCaskriu up as a
bugaboo. Mr. Thompson was sure in
his own mind that the present mayor
is not and has not been at ;my sta-ie.
i serious factor in the race. His ad
ministration was referred to by the
peaker as a blight on the city, and
the people want no more of it.
Mr. McNaniara devoted some time
to replying to persona! attacks thM
have been made iiwm him since the
campaign opened. He referred to rh"
new electricity and gas ordinance re
cently enacted and signed bv the nres-
nr mayor which provides a larger dis
count lor the large user than for the
small user as one evidence that Me
Caskrin has not always looked after
tho interests of the common voter with
the fidelity that he claims to have ex
ercised. His record in tho telephone
ordinance was also referred to. and tin
speaker asked how far union labor has
been recognized in filling the appoint
ive offices. Mr. McNaniara pledged
himself, if elected, to see that no fran
chise is granted' that is not first a
proved by the people at the polls itn
passed ny the council over
CUT OUT THIS COUPON.
During Our Grand
And sale, which takes place Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this zveck, March 21, 22
and 23, we will present each person bringing
this advertisement a
You are not required to make a purchase, but
we zvould like your presence on any one of the
above dates. Only one gift to each person.
None to children.
TRADING STAMPS WITH EACH SALE
Call and see the
Which will be
GIVEN AWAY absolutely FREE
Saturday at S p. m.
Oil Seventeenth street, Rock Island.
New Phone 5211; old 721-K
ALL WENT DOWN TO
THE FIRST WARD
Republican Spellbinders Break Loos:
in Lower End and Are
less it is
Known for tiulliliility,
Mr. Huber. who was the last speak-!
er. began by acknowledging; that he
has not heretofore been a voter in Rock
island, but. as a resident of a neigh
boring- city (Davenport) he has had
opportunity to see this city as othei
see it. The voters of Rock Island, he
isserted, have tho reputation abroad of
being the most gullible and most easilv
ftxded of those of any city in this fair
land. For years they tolerated the old
ing rule, and then, to get rid of that.
they elected to the leading office of
the city a man of whose qualifications.
they know nothing. Now the issue
up again, and the question is. are the
people going to sustain their reputa
tion for gullibilitv?
Mr. McNaniara was a. candidate for
mayor by the request ot others. He
was not a self-appointed ami self-an
nounced Moses to lead the people into
the realms of reform. The citizens'
movement is here to slay only so long
as the old parties fail to put their be.-,t
men forward. When they do so, then
tlie citizens movement snail have ac
complished its end.
LOANS MADE WITHOUT PUBLICITY
We are able to interest you with an arcjurrent because we have that
which we all find necessary and because yCM cannot get it elsewhere
on the liberal terms we offer.
No doubt there are other places where you can borrow money, but
there is a doubt as to your being able to get it in such an easy, con
venient and reasonable way. So why not cone direct to us?
We arrange quick leans on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons, etc.,
without removal. Give the full amount asked for in cash, make no
charge for papers and arrange payments in easy installments to suit.
When short of ready cash call, write, or telephone us and your
trouble w:ll cease.
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY,
MITCHELL & LYISiDE BLOCK, ROOM 38, ROCK ISLAND.
Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011. ' Q
The republicans attempted to storm
the citadels of the First ward lad
evening, but were all but repulsed
considering the aldermanic candidate
mat represents me party standard mi
that end of the city. Jimmy Witter.
f.eorge C. Wcngcr, Former Mayor B.
I'. Knox, and Dr. Joseph De Silvi
spouieu. Ana mat was all there was
Tonight, the Second and Seven h
wards are to be attacked simultane
Hfmispherlan vein. T know you. can
opied by I'Vt't v sky.
Yet. in all your jon-drawn flow, you
lave lint three towns that will Tri:
I tuive si'i'ii the l;tk"'-fr"mm'it region.
wh r' yon liii vi' your lioicly liirt h.
And llif K'llt whose flooils iiro legion
witli tli' waters of the eartlj,:
('rom the Xorllilanil to the Southland,
from the pine onto the palm.
From t to- cam-brake's weird, uncouth
land to the gulf's colossal culm.
There's an "I Will" city sitting yonder
by the Sfiltli ss sea.
Many "I Was'' towns are qulttinp maps
for all eternity;
Rut tli. nrin'inlod nf ft iniln tnL-c n fnl.
ami faultless Yrv. i Island stove works
.tost after potty-honks that announcement, has been msd tn fhnt
I eueci, aiinougn ooin -sines nave aumu
T,rcTn;citi,Pa,1l,a,m MinniP' by, ted that negotiations tre on looking to
Fight the felines of Kilkenny,-down to "at end
RUMORS OF A SETTLEMENT
Admitted Negotiations Are on to End
Stove Company Difficulties.
Rumors have been prevalent the past
two davs of a nrosnective settlement
;of the polishers' strike at the Rock
So far no formal
HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE
Edward Baker Will Have Hearing To
morrow for Disorderly Conduct.
Fdward Bilker was arrested yester
day afternoon on a charce of disorder
ly conduct, complaint being made of in
decent exiiosure of person. The of
fense charged is alleged to have been
committed in a yarn at the rear of a
Second avenue home. Baker, it is said
has been identified as the man who re
cently has disturbed another part of
the city by appearing in different plac
es in a nude condition. He has retain
ed Schriver & Schriver to defend him,
the state's "attorney conducting the
prosecution. A change of venue was
taken from Magistrate Elliott to Jus
tice G.v Albert Johnson, who will hear
the case tomorrow morning.
H. F. Wodorft was sent down for
five days in the county jail this morn
ing for disorderly conduct.
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