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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNK 3. 1007.
Committee Arranges for the Distribution of Or
naments Representing Greater
PROGRESS OF CANVASS
Fop the $100,000 New Factory
Fund Continues Encour
aging. What $ 1 00,000 Will Mean
Based on Terre Haute
JIIOIMMMI film!, riilxt-il ii ffv year
null, liKTrniu-il I In- iniul:illiiii SO i'r
lu Itiii'k I shunt IIiIh Mini lil iih-jiii
UIMHMI lui-rriiNi", air -I.IMMI fninilli's in
rrtiuiliK lite r'li'lt.
'I hi- inrr:ii:i- I'ninlly MifiiiU ! iir
nrrk, iii-i-iirillni; til I In' I nlteil Muli'i
fruniiN, r ;:tll.ll(ll fur -Lotto laniilii-i.
ii r l.s7".iot : ii ii ii 1 1 .
A It) iit ii-nt ml iiriittt inriini
"IsT.atiO mt ii ii ii ii in fur tin- t'liiiiiiiu
nlly in InrKfi ' ("IWMMItl iim.l-im-ut.
In Hint not itnil ruuiiKh"
New Industries AlreaJy Here
Arlilii I'l.-iiHi I'lajiT iiiniiiiiy.
ImiIiiiit i:iikIiii A .Miuliiiii- ii'iii
pnny. Iloi-k ImI:iiiiI TiiiiI i'iiiiiwiiiy.
Mi-Ii--1:ikIu Himul'iut tiring I'iiiii
pny. liiiNi'-Smylli I'ruit iiiniuiiiy.
JiiIiii t hurl it, MiiiokiiiK kdiiiIh.
Wednesday will be Booster Button
The committee on Booster button, in
connection with the enterprising otic
mination of the
Rock Island In
sion to raise
$100,000 for new
this afternoon in
fer & Co., and decided to proclai.-n
Wednesday as Booster Button day, the
hour being set for the opening of the
sale at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and
the distribution to continue thereafter.
The buttons will be on sale for 50 cents
each in all parts of the city.
Every patriotic, public spirited citi-
ren should avail himself of the first op
portunity to buy one and wear it as an
evidence of his local pride and his con
fidence in Rock Island and its ability
to accomplish any task that it under
takes. The buttons have been described,
t n-s is i iim im i:d.
The canvass for the $100,000 fund
continues, and all of the convnitteec
were t work again today making a big
effort to complete the work of raising
the fund ;.s soon as possible. The com
mittee members in charge of the work
are divcting their time at considerable
sacrifice, but have cheerfully and en
thusiastically continued the canvass
and will keep rt the work until the en
tire fund is secured.
Mir Ml ll I Oit I'WOH.
Those who are asked to contribute fo
the fund should realize that in contrib
uting to the $1 CO. COO they are not con
ferring favors on the canvassers, nor
are they giving money to any charity.
It is a business proposition, with th
additional quality of 'having '"Greater
Rock Island"' as its object. For years
the people of Rock Island have urged
better cooperation as the element of
making the city great, and now that
the time has come to demonstrate that
the citizens are sincere in their views
of cooperation, few are failing to stand
by their sentiment, but contribute loy
ally to the fund, proving their faith in
Rock Island and their local patriotism,
and that they recognize a gd bus
W LL BE
GO ON SALE
opportunity when one is presented, as
INFORM SECRETARY OF
Chairman Vollmcr of TriCity Roose
velt Committee, Addresses Com
munication to Mr. Loeb.
Chairman Henry Yollnicr of
lie ,im i !t invitation ei.mniitioe of
three cities Saturday :) i) 1 1 et si d a le:
Ii r in Sci ii i;iry Loeb lor l'reide.i;
ItoiiM'vi'll, informing the pi osidi n ; Y
secretary of ill" intention of a dclcg.i
t'M'i from tin' tiicitios to visit Wa.-'-i
iir-Son aiiii personally v 1 -ii 1 1 to Mi
I ; 1 . i 1 1 r n r an limitation !o vb.it ih
tlneo ebbs, and asking that the i-o-a
tiiiiti o be ;:ilvis,-il as to the most co i
vciiiciit dale l'.n- i!u'ir mission. "11 1 " -IHi
-t ins io tin' president ail ini'oMii:-.
iiiviiatio::. and facilitates the work o
the d'-legat ion. As President Rons
vi-:t have-; Wa diingioii June l.'i. it ;..
I il il :i 1 ill Tii.lt I '.io committee ltom Rod;
I. lam). Dawnpoi t anil .V.oiit:e will sVi
to Washington before thai dale.
IN THE CHURCHES.
Central Presbyterian. The Ciulstia1:
Fndeavor soeieiy will mm his c i:
iim with Miss lieMa Cook, lu""i I'i-'v-etith
1 iiesday (. c;:in t!
church will m-'i i in
: i I il-deos of t h
John Yolk's otli;
at s o'clock.
'i line: day i vi nilii; the iiiid-wei U
Ml'viee will be held in the cmircii. Tile
topic lor tin- evi ii'iin" is "The (losnel ii;
i'otio Kim and Cuba."
Thursday eveiiinr at 7 :''! o'clock t'e
teachers iraininj; class of tin- Sunday
srho d v.iM meet at the home of Key.
Marion Humphreys, lull Seventeen! 1:
Trinity Episcopal. Tiie senior char
ier of the Urot hei hood of S:. Andrew
will iih-i t in tin choir room Tuesday
i vcnini- al 7::!' o'clock.
Wednesday a'.tettioon Trinity gni.d
will hold it-- havk.-t dinner a' the 'l"ov
er at .:'-',i o'clock. If the weather i
inclement the iiuild will meet at th.-'
rec'oiy. This is the last meeiin 1c -for
St. Ma rirarel : iiuild wii! meet W'ii
Mrs. F. II. F.ertelson. .".n." Llevi-nt'i
strei i Thursday aliernoon at " o'clo.-',;.
The vesiry will hold its nionih'
mi .tin.'- lauisih.y evenini; al s o clues
at the rectory.
Lutheran. This cwnin:
tile trustees will meet
The voting i(ople's socii ty will me t
this evening ai the home of Mrs. llolti'
liers. Ft i ! Seventh avenue.
The Sundav school teachers
meet tomorrow evetiiii'-r with Uev. .C. .1
Hi imsinn. "'.'T2 l-h:;!itii avenue.
Weilnesil.iy eveiiin:; services will ))
held al 7: Fi iti tin church.
Thursday evenini- the nif-n's society
will i 1 1 ... i wi;h John I-'txel!, 7 1 Third
Friday cvenim- at 7::h I he conli:
will meet in the church.
First Baptist. Wednesday vetiin.'
prayer service-; will he hehl at tic
church. The Ladies' Aid society will meet hi
(he church Friday afternoon..
N xt Sunday will be children's day
Broadway Presbyterian. The me
nial class will meet this i venitea; at
7:''." in the east parlor.
Services will he luld at South 1'arK
chapel Tuesday evenim-.
Wednesday ev niti' prayer service-;
will bo held and Dr. S. W. Marquis at
this service and tiie services at Soul''
T'nrk chapel will s-ive a report of the
meet ins- of the general assembly a I
. The Ladies" Aid society will me. t
Friday afternoon at the homo of Mrs.
Elegance in Wa.ll Paper
Like distinction of carriage an de
portment In humans, appeals to the
artlatle eye. There's a certain aub
tie "something" in papers we select
and sell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find our goods
priced very low.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.
411 ve-nteenth Street
Carl Ilellpoustell, 1020 Twentieth
The juniors will meet in the primary
loom Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
First Methodist. This evening tin
official hoanl will meet at TS'O o'elocl-
in the pastor's study, lousiness of im
portance will (-iiiiH! before the mov
ing ami a lull attendance is desired
The Home .Mission circle will mo.',
litis evening at tin; home of Mrs. Li:!
ders, ll:'il Seventeenth street. The. '
will he election of officers and the mil.;
boxes will lie opened and all those. Inn
ing boxes are request oil to bring e:
Mini them to t'ne meeting.
Wednesday evening prayer services
and Sunday school teachers m elice
will be lu ld in the church.
Saturday evening the choir wi l
meet for reheaisal at 7::i0 o'clock.
Free Methodist. A holiness meet ins
will be Inld in the church Tuesdav
evening at 7::'.u o'clock.
Thuisdiiy owning prayer ineetin-"
will be held in t he church.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary s
cii 'v will meet Friday afternoon a:
Edgewood Baptist. This evi niu :
the congregation will hold a busino-;-meeting
lor tile puipose of transform'.'
iIh- old church lot.
Wednesday evening the members ol
M. II. Young's .Sunday school class -"'l
give an ice en am and cake socialde ou
the new church lawn, corner Fifth aw
mil' and Forty fourth street.
Thursday evening prayer meet rig
will be hehl in the church.
Memorial Christian. This evening
I he Christian Fndcavor society w'.i
meet at the home of the pastor. I!i"
W. 1?. Cli-mmi r. 11-1 i'ouitli avenue.
Wednesday evenin-j; there will b"
prayer services and the bibie sltid--class
Tiie Ladies' Aid society will hold au
al! day lnei tins.- Thursday at the honi
of Mrs. V. O. Cauedy, suit TweMYa
MAY NEVER COLDER
THAf-J LAST MONTH
Average of 55 Degrees Equaled but
Once Maximum 82 Was Also
That of March.
No May was ever cold: r than
month, accoulii't: to the records
local weather office which extend
some :;r, vears. Onlv o.U" in
.eliod was the r.Veia-e of r,r . in. Lie
last month, equaled. That 'as in 1
The highest teniperat m e record 'd wa
on the F'.th. This, by the way. v;
the niaximiim for lat Match at:d ai )
for April. The lowest v.a- L" on the
1th. The greatest daily rre was ".'
on the L'thh, and the least was i on the
rub. Tito rainfail last month was jn- :
above the average, bein I.".'-', aaain.-t
tin average of -!.'' 1 inches in ''.' yea s.
The ih ticteiicy since .Ian. 1 is now
inches. Last month was uuusua'lv
cloildv, tin It tieintr inn nine cieai
day-;, with nil!" partly cloudy ami 11
Society news, written or telephoned
to the sm li'ty eilitur of The Ar'ia, will
be (rlailly n-ceiviil and published. Hut
n I'iliirr cast the identity of the sender
must he made known, to insure relia
bility. Written noticed uiuut bear sig
nature and address.
Diner for Bridal Party. Dr. and
Mrs. W. 11. Carl Saturday cvcninp; at
die Tower inn entertained at dinn--r
the Kindt-Field s bridal party. Covcis
were laved for oislit. The table wa
il ecora ted in bowls of pink and whi:e
cai nations and broad pink and white
ribbons and the cloth was strewn vi li
bridal wreath. The place cards weie
hand painted in the pink and white.
G. A. R. Card Party. The ladies of
the ;. A. II. will jiivt1 a card party :o
motrow nfiirnoon at the home of Mis.
F. A. Shull. 11JC Second avenue.
Bethany Home Society. The sewing
oeiety of F.elhany home will meet a
the home tomorrow afiernoon.
PEORIA MERCHANTS COMING
Trade Excursion Will be m City on
Boosting Trip June 14.
Peoria, merchants will be in Uoek Is
land on a trade excursion I'lidty,
June 11. makiii!' stops at all the towns
alotis the Uoek Island toad on th-
way here. After lcaviiisT here the ex
cursionists will go to Ottawa and La
Salle, stayinj-on the road two days.
.T. T. Stafford has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. I). If. Smith have re
turned from a trip to Colorado.
Miss Ressa Sloan has returned from a
visit to r.urlinsion and New Doston.
Miss Elizabeth Mars-art h has return
ed from a throe weeks' visit to Topi -ka,
Mrs. E. Fitch Murphy of Chicago is
a guest for a few days of Mr. and Mrs.
D. .1. Sears.
Louis Siemon will represent the tri
city printers at the national convention
in New. York City the middle of thi
month and he will go prepared to boost
Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Sala have depart
ed for Atlantic City whore the doctor
will attend the meeting of the Amer
ican Medical society. Before their re
turn they will visit the Jamestown ex
First Time an Officer of His
Rank Has Been at Local
SALUTE OF 17 GUNS IS FIRED
Few Formalities Attend Stay of Orien
tals Here Deeply Impressed
For the first time in the history of
Hock Island uiscnal the general's, sa
lute of 17 '.runs was fired todav. This
was done shortly after lu o'clock this
inoiniiiL; whin l.eiieial llaron Kuroki.
uriz.led hero of manv a hattle'ield in
t he in ii nl , arrived at I in-commandant'-'
quaittis on his tour of military posts
following his visit as official repiese'i-
CFXKKAL FA HON
As Ii.- A.u;ii .1 ! hi ill-.
.la)..!!., se W;
i; 111.- (.'Iiiiia
r. taiive el' his irovi-i nment at the .lames
('etieral Kuroki, ace impanied by his
party, includim; otfieers and private sol
diers of the .InpuneV army, spent the
.tiealer pan of tiie day in an inspection
of the aisenal. Tlu v investiuated everv
dep;ii;nient most thoroughly, ttiote tho''
on!;hly. Commandant S. V.. l'.lunt states.
Ihan the reiresenta; ives of any other
fori ij;a "government have evt-r tlone
d'.irinL; the eriod has had (bar:;."'
here. '1'he various shops and power
plant were visited by tile tntire pattv
on foot, and later the officers were tak
en about the .Grounds in automobiles.
Late in the afternoon the visitors wer-;
returned to tin ir car and departed for
IIiii-m Nut l:ilk.
Never a word for public.it ion did Gon
(ial Kuroki say while here. In this h-.'
has observed the policy thai has chav
acterized his visi' s elsewhere. No news
paper man has secnreil an authorize i
GENERAL HARON KFKOKI,
As He Appears Today.
interview with him. He, however, to
geilier with other members of his par
ty, formally nu t representatives of tri
city newspapers al the "commandant.';
quarters at noon. A hand clasp and a
bow with a tew words of greeting
spoken by Captain Tanaka. his inter
preter, constituted his greeting.
The visitors on arriving at the ir
senal immediately set out on foot to in
spect tho shops. The party was led b
Colonel Blunt and the other officers of
the post in full uniform mingled with
the easterner-. With tho American of
doers alongside them tho physical in
fefiority of the Nipponese was apparent.
At tho end of a fast hike of an ho ir
and a half thfir advantage in beiti.:
small was equally evident. They re
t tuned to the offices cool and showing
no evidence of the pace sot while tho
same could not bo said of thf ir guides
As Colonel Blunt facetiously put
"They haven't as much to carry as wo
Sec I'ri'MH Itrprmentnt 1vh.
Representatives of Tho Argus
Fnion, Davenport Times, Moline Di
patch. Moline Mail and Journal an 1
Davenport Democrat were presented to
the general in Colonel Blunt's privat
offices at 12:30. Afterward the visi'
ing officers and the officers of the os
and their ladies were entertained at
luncheon by Colonel and Mrs. Blunt.
Ser"e;int Frederick who was detail
led as orderly from the local garrison
AND SEES SHOPS
took the four Japanese privates an.1,
tho two American soldiers accompany
ing the party to the bai racks for
About J:P.O the tour of the groun v
in automobiles was begun. After a"
the beauty spots on the island had
been visited the orientals were return
ed to tlu-ir car in tho Burlington yards
in this city.
While tleneral Kuroki did not talk
for publication, ho and other member.-'
of bis party expressed great interest 'u
what they saw here, and were deeply
impressed with the scope, facilities and
general efficiency of the arsenal as a
manufacturing plant. Tiny showed par
ticular interest in the water power.
That they were familiar with the pro
cesses ot maiiutaeture tit ordnance
stores was very evident.
'iliac I 'rum 4 liii-iiKO.
(icticrnl Baron Tamenioio Kuroki and
his party, which includes 11 Japan
esc otlicers, accompanied ny lour otu
cers of the Fnited States army, as tin ir
guides and escort, arrived in Rock Inl
and for the day's visit at r::hl in a spe
cial train over the Burlington. Th"
I rain departed from Chicago lasl even
ing at S::iiii J. Francis, passenger t iji :'
lie manager of the road and .1. ). M.r
hoiK.v. division trainmaster, being in
personal charge of the train.
Mi-inhiT nl' flirty.
The patty of Japanese representa
tives is composed of (ieneial Kurol.i.
Lieutenant Cent ral Yastitsuna Kiko.-d:',
Major (ieneial Miehiharu Fmczawt.
Colonel Masanori Ota. Lieutenant Col
onel Motohiko Nagayama, Major Toyo-
hiko Yoshida, Captain Shojiro Tanak.-..
Captain Marquis Jutokii Saigo. Surgeon
Captain Toshilsugu Tamiira. Intendant
Captain (lo Kohayashi. Sergeant Major
of Infantry Hideo Hosokawa. Sergeau
of Cavalry Masao Takahashi. First I'.
vates of Infantry Masakuni Asakaw.i
and Ichiro W'atunabc.
Tiie party is accompanied by Briga
dier Ceneral O. E. Wood, retired. Ma
jor Charles Lynch of Central Wood's
stall". Sergeant Martin Jan sen of "o. B
llih infaniry, and Sergeant C. ChiN
tinsen of Co. :M, post artillery of Wash
ington. Sergeants Jansen and Chris
tinsen have accompanied tho Japanese
representatives from the time they b it
Seattle for the east, and art now re
turning to Washington to resume their
duties at their posts after leaving the
Japanese party at Seattle.
AttriielH Mm-li Afti-nitiin.
The visit of tiie noted Japanese offi
cers attracted much attention, and sev
eral hundred citizens thronged
about the Burlington station to s-v
the general when he left his
car. The general arose late, hav
ing taken the opportunity to seouv.'
little rest after (he tiring v'sit. in ("1:2-
ago. At !:".! he was found bv an Ar
us representative, sitting in his pr;
ate car with Lieutenant Ceneral Ki-
oshi, smoking. He gnetod the news
paper man cordially. nniT in his omi
language welcomed the reporter to ihe
ir. Though the officers do nor speak
.ngnsii. liotli were most cordial m their
maimer, and alter extending their mvet-
ings. indicated the way to the other
ear where tiie l nite. States officers
were with the other Japanese officers.
"! hy "liniiiiiiiliiiil.
At Hi o'clock Colonel S. E. Baint.
comman lant at Rock Island arsenal, ar
rived in his carriage, and afier greet
ing Ceneral Wood, was presented to
Central Baron Kuroki. Mayor Henry
C. Seha ff or. who was the only executive
of the three cities present was escorl-
tl to the general's private car by Gen
ral Wood and Colonel Blunt, and.
through an interpreter, extended to the
distinguished visitor a welcome to tin-
it y. Tho gelioral replied in hi own
aiiguago expressing his appreciation "f
the courtesy, anil conversed with Mayor
Sohaffor (hrough the interpreter. Can-
ain Tanaka. Tor a few minutes.
Drlt m tn rxpn:ll.
Shortly after 10 o'clock the general
md his party departed for the arsenal
in carriages. Ceneral Kuroki appeared
in plain civilian dress of American style
and Ceneral Wood also was in civilian
dress. The Japanese chief of staff
Lieutenant Ceneral Kigoshi appeare I
in full uniform, and Colonel Blunt also
wore full military dress uniform The
Japanese officers wore civilian dross.
An incident that added interest to
I no general's visit in this citv was his
greeting to Shiro Honamoto. the key
clerk at the Harper, popularly known
as "Charley." and who called on Hie
fiieral this morning at his car. Th"
general took a very kindly interest in
the lad, and Inquired how long he had
been in tho Fnited States, where ho is
employed, what his wages are. asked if
he saved any money, and oihor matter
oi a iihe nature, oniro, or cnarles as
the American name is. has two broth
ers who served throtmhout the Russo-
Japanese war, and one of them was
severely wounded in battle. The lad
however, made no mention of this fact
to the general, to do so being regarded
as improper owing to the attitude of
ihe Japanese to military service, it be
ing held only a man's duty and
highest glory to serve the emperor
and if need be die in the emperor's
Drpnrt for Lrnrrnn-nrtb
The visitors will return to this city
from the arsenal at 4 o'clock, and
board their train again. They depart
for Leavenworth, and after visiting the
military jxjst there, will go to St. Paul.
Paul the party will take the
Great Northern and continue the jour
Employ experts and equip your bathroom with high grade
fixtures if you desire real plumbing economy. Installing "c.tatffd''
Porcelain Enameled Wate assures you sanitary perfection and the
qualily of our work will save you money in repair bills.
We'll be glad to estimate on this kind of work for you.
Booklets illustrating "tattifctttl" Ware sent free.
I You Take
ome RJsk, No
Your money is not perfectly safe in any place.
Banks often fail. Business enterprises of every kind frequently
miscarry. If you are looking for absolute certainties, there is no place
for you. Even the earth, this whirling sphere on which we dwell, may
some day suddenly pass out of existence.
But why worry over such matters? The ordinary operation of law
is, after all, quite reliable. If you heed the acimonitions of nature, your
life is safe enough.
If you invest your money where nature promises safety and fair
returns, you have a better thing than man's ingenuity could devise. If
you find a proposition which in the natural course of events through
the simple operation of nature promises to increase your capital 500
per cent, you can nevertheless depend upon it that it is far more re
liable than any ordinary 3 per cent commercial proposition you ever
heard of. Why not invest your money in just such a proposition?
If you don't believe in it. we are prepared to show you. Just send
us your name and address and we will undertake to prove what we say.
Rock Island Tropi
cal Plantation Co.,
302 Bengston Block, Rock Island, 111.
DO YOU WANT A DRY BUILDING?
YOU SAVE FURRING AND LATHING BY PLASTERING DIRECT
LY ON THE BLOCKS. DRYNESS GUARANTEED. GOOD BLOCKS
SAVE YOU MONEY.
This is the only true concrete
two piece block. Vertical
anu horizontal air space.
.. .4- ,fj y
J. G. CRONKITE,
Mitchell & Lynde Bldg.
noy to Seattle, arriving then; Saturday
The trip from Chioaj-o to St. Paul is
being made in a Burlington special
train including tho private car of Cen
eral Kuroki. a largo tlrawing room
sleeper, a chair car, a dining car, and
He Fired the Stick.
"I have fired the walking-slick I'?
carried over 40 years, on account of a
sore that resisted every kind of treat
ment, until I tried Bucklen's Arnica
Salve; that has healed the sore and
made me a happy man." writes John
Garrett, of North Mills. X. C. Guaran
teed for Piles, Burns, etc., by V. T.
'Harts, druggist, Sol Twentieth street;
- 125 cents.
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B LE"T US FIG-
ijTSS- A URE ON YOUR
Rock Island, III.
Phone, West 446.
The W. V.. J. W. VanSant. Lytlia
VanSant. Waunetta. Lizzie Gardinr
and Benjamin were down and the W.
V., Lydia Van Sant. J. V. VanSant,
Mac. Ruth, Benjamin ami Sidney wen"
The stage of water was T feet all
Pa, he starts at early morn
To face the wide, blue world:
He gets his strength and health
By using Rocky Mountain Tea.
Harper House Pharmacy.
newt all the time THE