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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1907.
WHOLE CITY JOINED IN BIG
CELEBRATION OVER THE
SUCCESS OF CANVASS
Thousands of People Thronged
ing tho Parade of
FIREWORKS AND BLAZE
Were Attractions on the Levee
Whistles Blew Incessantly
For Two Hours.
What $100,000 Will Mean
Based on Tcrre Haute
$100,MM funil, rnUcd n f r w year
ago, inrrraartl I lie population 80 per
la Kink lalnuil thin would iiietin
2MH)0 InerrnMP. or 4,H)0 famlUe av
eraging; Ave rni-li.
The nvrrnitr fiiiiill.r prnl SO per
week, aei'orilluK to the l ulled Mntea
rrnana, or :M.(MH for 4.IMI0 raiuilU-N,
or f IT2,IHM annually.
A 10 per cent net profit iiiennn
IK7.200 per annum for the commu
nity nt large, on a f 1 00,000 Invcat
mrnt.' In that not good enough?
New Industries Already Here
Artlata Ptnno Flayer company.
Kubnrr Knglne & Machine com
pany. Hock lalmid Tool company.
Wlllete-Magln Manufacturing com
pany. thane-Smyth Fruit company.
John Charter, aiuoklna; rooiIh.
Rock Island celebrated last night fo'
Greater Rock Island. Except as a
matter of recording local history it
would be unnecessary to publish an ac
count of the cele
bration, for CC
percent at lea-t
of the population
of the city par
ticipated in the
over the raisinj
of the new fac
tory fund, whic'i
was rounded up with a total of $113,
250 Saturday night. The event was
one which will stand out prominently
in local events, however, for such t
celebration has never been known .r
the three cities before. For three
hours the town was wild, and nois
that shook the earth was made.
HKtiW AT (1,1 II.
The fun began at the headquarters
of the Industrial commission at the
Rock Island Club, at 7:30. Members
of the club and other citizens began to
gather there at an early hour, and by
the time Bleuer's band appeared, hun
dreds were about the club house. While
the band played, "There'll be a Hot
Time in the Old Town Toniaht." the
committee in charge of the arrang
ments for the celebration was" bujy
supplying the people with noise produ
ing canes and tin horns. Postmaster
H. A. J. McDonald acting as marshal
;o? a avi
Rock Island, tu.
THE BEST WATCH
You will find in our cases. To
speak modestly, we have a large
stock carefully and intelligently se
lected. The movements have all
passed our rigid inspection, and the
cases such elaborate and intricate
designs are hardly conceivable at
We give you a chance to measure
real merit to test and compare
tray i avi
Rock Island, III.
tho Streets Dur-the
formed the procession on Third avenu"!.
The line was headed by the members
of the committee of arrangements, F.
G. Young, C. S. McDaniel, and J. W.
Parker. Then followed a platoon of
police, the band of 30 pieces, Company
A, I. N. G., the Naval Reserves w;t.i
their rapid fire gun. Mayor Schaffsr
and city officials and members of the
city council, President G. L. Eyster of
the Rock Island Club, President F. T.
Myers of the Business Mens' associi
tion, President T. J. Medill and Secre
tary Mayer Levi of the Industrial
commission and Chairman William M.
Reck, chairman of the committee
which raised the factory fund, and sev
eral hundred citizens and the members
of the Rock Island Club and the Busi
ness Mens' association completing fie
wins ill; ami riuiMi Mi;i
The signal for the beginning of the
precession was the blowing of the wat
erworks whistle, and the firing of a si
lute by the Naval Reserves. Then the
column moved east on Third avenue,
the band playing, and every man in
line either clamping his cap firing cane
on the pavement or tooting a horn.
The parade followed a course that
took it east on Third avenue to Nine
teenth street, south to Fourth avenue
east to Twentieth street, north to Sec
ond avenue, west to Fifteenth street,
south to Third avenue, east to Six
teenth street, north to Second avenu;,
east to Eighteenth street, and north to
the river front. The line of march
was lined with thousands of people
old and young alike, and cheers greet
ed the marchers on every side, thoug.i
the noise of the firing was so great
that it drowned out almost every other
sound. The residents and business
men along the entire line fired Roman
candles as the parade passed, and red
and green fire burned along the entiri
course. And everywhere flags and
bunting floated, while the streets we
uminated with Chinese lanterns thai
added much to the gaiety of the scene,
h'llli: UOIIhS ium-i.av.
From the tops of many of the buil.1
ings beautiful fireworks displays weie
set off, among the notable ones being
the McCabe building, the Burlington
depot, Young & McCombs, the Rock
Island Club, Harper house, and the
Hotel Harms. In the windows of the
McCabe store on Third avenue were
statatfned 50 girls, each with a fish pole
at the end of which a Chinese lantern
Tiioi sANns ox i.i:i:i:.
Before the parade reached the river
front thousands of people gathered
there to witness the bonfire and the
fireworks, and it is estimated that not
less than 20.000 people were on the
levee when the great pile of boxes, hay
and other material was set afire. When
the column reached the river front, t;i
Naval Reserves took their gun to the
waters edge and fired a series of sa
lutes. In a few minutes a torch was
applied to the pile on the levee, and
flames shot high in the air, illuminat
ing the scene, and lighting the sky
brilliantly. A beautiful display of fir
works was sent up, the band played
"A Hot Time'' and for nearly an hour
the crowd remained on the river front,
listening to the music, and watching
the fireworks and bonfire. In the
meantime the waterworks whistle and
the big whistles of the factories were
tooting perpetually, and for nearly two
hours the whistles were blown almost
incessantly. The noise was echoed bv
the switch engines in the railroad
yards, which promptly followed su.t
and added their shrill notes to the oth
er noise. The ferry whistles, too, we;s
blown, while from the excursion steam
er J. S., which was at the Davenport
side preparing to take out an excur
sion, came the music of the calliope
m;hi:xaii: tiik nt;is.
Following the demonstration on the
river front, the band, headed by the
committee on arrangements, F. G
Young, C. S. McDaniel and J. W. Par
ker, marched back through the busi
ness district, and to the front of The
Argus building, where the paper was
given a serenade. Then the Union,
the Volks-Zeitung and the Harper
house were serenaded in turn. The
band played "Die Wacht am Rhine" in
front of the German newspaper. At
the Harper house the band went inside
and played two selections. Befor
leaving the river front the Hotil
Harms was given a serenade.
Wonder if Davenport heard that
wow are you not giaa you are a
It certainly was a hot time in the
Booster buttons sold like hot cakes in
the winter time.
The council met early and adjourned
early in honor of the occasion.
The celebration broke up the first
perfo-mance at the Elite theater, but
Manager Friedenwald said he did not
care he is a booster.
And the subscriptions are still rolling
into the Greater Rock Island fund.
It was just like an old-fashioned po
litical rally, only everybody was on
one side in the campaign. -
The demonstration was as genuine in
character as the Greater Rock Island
, Buy a Booster button as a memento
of the occasion if you are not already
It is estimated that there were at
least 20,000 people on the levee during
The parade and celebration commit
tee spared no expenses to give the peo
pie their money's worth.
The fire department was on the aleit
and when a few of the sparks from the
big bonfire sailed over toward Secord
avenue, proved "Johnny on the spot''.
It was necessary to feed the plow
shop whistle a barrel of cough drops
to drive away that hoarse feeling before
it could blow for 7 o'clock this norning.
The waterworks whistle, generally an
alarm signal, when sounded at irregu
lar times, proved not only a notification
to the population of Rock Island of
what was going on, but to the people
for miles around that Rock Island was
celebrating. Superintendent Cavanaugh.
under orders from Mayor Schaffer, work
ed the big noise maker for all that was
There was an open air show at
Fourth and Harrison streets, Daven
port, last night, and the performers
were compelled to stop several times
on account of the noise on this side ot
the river. Finally one of the funnv
men shouted: "If I had known they
Mere going to make all that racket, I
wouldn't have given them that $30,
After the fireworks, the band, head
ed by the parade committee, serenaded
n turn The Argus, the Union, the
Volks-Zeitung, the Hotel Harms, and the
Harper house, marching through the
corridors of the latter and making
nough noise to awaken the soundest
sleepers. Then the band entertained
the committee at Turner hall, where
there were speeches and mutual con
The river opposite the levee was alive
with launches during the fireworks.
Among the craft was the Bat, with
which Titus & Son of Fountain City.
Wis., broke the record from LaCrosse
here, arriving Sunday. The crowd was
given a demonstration of the grace and
speed of the Bat. The Messrs. Titus,
by the way, are former Rock Islanders,
and this city would welcome them back
to build such craft as the Bat here.
MILAN WINS SUIT
BROUGHT BY PAYSON
Jury Returns Verdict Relieving Village
of Liability of Damages for
A verdict in favor of the village of
Milan was returned by the jury in the
case brought by William Pay son to re
cover $2.ihio damages alleged to have
been done to his property by the build
ing of a dyke along Mill creek in 190-1.
The case went to the jury yesterday at
Icnioon and a verdict was reached thi
inorniug. The verdict was gratifying
o Milan, the case being in the nature
of a test. The people of the villag
believe that now that the case ha
been decided, t he government will con
urine tne improvement work and ar
range to prevent the flooding of the
land by Mill creek. Searle & Marsha'l
represented the village and Kenworthy
& Kenworthy the plaintiff.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Arjrus. will
be gladly received and published. But
n either case tho identity or tho sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices muat bear aig--
tature ana aaaress.j
Farewell Party. The friends of Mist
Jessie Van Arsdel will give a farewe.l
party for her at the Tower next Fri
day evening. Miss Van Arsdel will
leave soon to spend the summer at
Maccabee Dancing Party. The sec
ond of a series of dancing parties was
given last evening at the Tower by Is
land City hive No. 870, Ladies of the
Modern Maccabees. A large number
of couple were In attendance.
J. G. White and a party of capitalists
are expected to arrive from the east
the latter part of this week.
Mrs. Lawrence and daughter of Col
orado Springs arc in this city for an
extended visit. .
Daniel Smith and Miss Catherine
Smith returned home last evening from
a visit at Chicago, their former home.
Harry Franks, physical director t.f
the Y. M. C. A., returned last evenlnjz
from Oak Park, 111. where he attended
the States Secretaries convention there
Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
A 1906 model "White Steamer" au
lomoone completely equipped. A per
fect snap for any one interested in
car. Owner selling on account of co
ing abroad, tor particulars address
Oscar F. Schmidt-
Success in life is accompanied by in
crease of enemies. That's why Hollis
Iter's Rocky Mountain Tea has so manv
imitators; its' a success. 35 cents. Tea
or Tablets. Harper house pharmacy,
TO LIGHT STREETS
Council Accepts Proposition of
Business Men's Associa
tion to Build Arches
IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT
Will Be Erected at Cost of $2,500 and
Turned Over to City Free of
Cost of Construction.
The city -council last evening adopt
ed the proposition of the Hock Island
Business Men's association to construct
permanent arches over the street inter
sections on Second and Third avenues
ind Twentieth street, and to maintain
and pay for lighting the arches when
I hey are completed. The proposition
f the association is to construct nine
double and two single arches, at a total
cost of about $2,500, and when com
pleted and equipped and wired, to turn
these over to the city free of cost. The
irehes are to be of 2-inch wrought iron
pipe, supported on poies ot 3-nich
wrought iron, imbedded in a concrete
foundation. The arches will be 28 feet
high, and will be equipped with a suffi
cient number of incandescent lamps to
give a total of not less than 352-candle
power for each arch.
l.lKht at Small ot.
The Peoples Power company has
agreed to furnish the current for light
ing the arches at the rate of $2.50 an
hour, and to replace all broken and
'mrned-out lamps. This will make the
cost or lighting ana maintenance to
the city, small, the lighting as planned
costing $9 a week. It is planned to
have the lights burn two hours every
Wednesday and Saturday evening, and
in special occasions when the city is
entertaining conventions and other
The double arches are to lie placed a
the intersections of Second avenue and
Sixteenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth and
Twentieth streets; Third avenue and
Seventeenth, Eighteenth Nineteenth
and Twentieth streets, and Fourth ave
nue and Twentieth street. Two single
itches will be placed over Second ave
nue at Seventeenth street, it being im
possible to construct double arches at
The proposition was presented by
Alderman Flick, and explained by F. T.
Myers, president of the Business Men's
association. Only two aldermen. John
Holzhammer and Martin McNealy, op
posed its adoption. , '
At the suggestion of Mr. Myers, the
council instructed the street and allev
committee to act with the Business
Men's association committee in the
placing of the arches. The work will
be commenced in the near future.
These arches will illuminate the busi
ness district brilliantly, and will add
much to the attractiveness of the city
in the evening. It will do away with
much of the cost of decorations for
pecial occasions, such as conventions.
The plan grew out of a suggestion that
he streets be lighted with wire arches
for the Odd Fellows meeting last week.
When the business men were approach
ed for that proiosition, nearly all fa
vored making the arches of a more per
Adopt n Plat.
The council adopted the plat of the
second addition to Brooks' grove, in
the eastern part of the city.
Owing to the celebration last evening
the council met an hour earlier than
usual, and adjourned after a brief ses
To Property Owners on Seventh Ave
nue Between Thirty-eighth and
Notice is hjrtby given that, the con
tract for improving the nbove thor
oughfare has been awarded to the Mc
Carthy Improvement company of Dav
enport, Iowa, the cost to be as follows:
Excavation, 40 cents per cubic yard;
catch basins at $10 each; drop catch
basins at $27 each; 36-inch tile at $1
per lineal foot; lS-inch tile at $2 pe
lineal foot; 21-inch tile at $2 por lienal
foot; 10-inch tile at 50 cents per lineal
foot; brick paving at $1.60 per square
yard; asphalt paving at $1.85 persquar
yard; straight curb at 40 cents per
lineal foot; combined curb at 60 cents
per lineal foot. The said prop
erty holders may elect to take sa;J
work and enter into written contract to
do the same at 10 per cent icss than
the price at which the same has been
awarded, within 10 days after this no
tice; and in ca-?e said property holders
do not take said contract, the board .f
local improvements will enter into
said contract with the above mention
ed bidder at the prices specified in his
bid. H. C. SCHAFFER,
President Board of Local Improve
Notice is hereby given that an elec
tion will be held on Tuesday, the 25th
day of June, 1907, in the city of Rock
Island, 111., for the purpose of electing
two members of the board of education
of Rock Island school district. The
polling place for said election will be
at Frick's livery stable, 1912 Third av
enue; which election will be opened at
8 o'clock in the morning and continue
open until 7 o'clock in the afternoon of
The judges and clerks of election re
siding in the first precinct of the Fourth
ward will be the judges and clerks for
Rock Island, 111., June 14, 1907.
H. C. SCHAFFER, Mayor.
Keep Cool at
TAKE A GLANCE AT OUR COR
NER WINDOW. WE HAVE A LINE '
OF $18 AND $20 SUITS, IN GRAY,
CLUB CHECK, PLAIN COLORS,
BLUE SERGE AND BLACK, AT
MAKE YOUR PICK WHILE THE
ASSORTMENT IS AT ITS BEST.
FOR THE MASSES, STRAW HATS
FOR THE CLASSES. NOTHING LIKE
IT EVER BEFORE. OUR SHOW OF
STRAW HATS, SPLIT STRAWS,
50c to $3.00
$5.00, $6.00 and $7.00
OUR LAVISHED VARIETY MEANS
THAT EVERY MAN CAN SUIT HIS
TASTE, SHADE AND PATTERN.
WITH OR WITHOUT COLLRS,
50c to $3.50
BOY LOSES THREE
FINGERS IN EXPLOSION
Scratched Top of a Dynamite Cap
With a Pin to See How the Thing
Herman Hillmer, the 16-ycar-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. William Hillmer. 1521
Fourth avenue, had the first, two fin
gers and the thumb of his left hand
nearly torn off by an explosion of a
dynamite cap about 7:15 last evening
A neighbor lad brought one of the caps
over to the Hillmer residence and gave
it to young Hillmer, and he, being
ratlier inquisitive, took a pin and be
gan to scratch the cap in order to see
what was on the inside. The cap ex
ploded in the boy's hands. He was put
in the care of a physician and the tw ;
lingers and thumb were amputated
The first finger an the right hand was
slightly injured by the explosion.
George Nelson, an employe at the
Burlington depot, while shooting fire
works last evening, as the Darade
was passing, had the thumb of his left
hand severely burned. Mr. Nelson
was tending to the red fire while
number of the t.ther employes back of
him were firing the roman candles.
A spark fell into a pan while Mr. Nel
son, was filling it with the powder. '
Chicago, June 18. Following are the
market quotations today:
July, 911,4, 92. 90, 9U.
September. 94, 95. 93. 94 4.
December, 95, 96, 95, 96'4.
July, 52, 53. 52. 52.
September, 52, 538. 52. 53.
December, 51, 51',, 51, 51 .
July, 43, 45. 43, 44.
September, 36, 37. 36',i. 36.
December, 37V4, 37, 37, 37.
July, 15.90, 15.90, 15.87. 15.90.
September, 16.00, 16.10, 16.00, 16.07.
July, 8.72, 8.75, 8.70, 8.72.
September, 8.90. 8.92, 8.87, 8.87.
July, 8.60, 8.62, 8.60, 8.60.
September, 8.72, 8.77, 8.72, 8.75.
neceipts today. Wheat. 23; corn
824; oats, 161; hogs. 13,000; cattle.
000; sheep, 8,000. Hoga left over, 350
nog market opened strong to 5c
higher. Light, 6.056.25; mixed anJ
butchers, 6.006.25; good heavy, 5.5
6.20; rough heavy, 5.855.95.
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
1801-1803 -. 2 nrl. Ave. ROCK ISLAND
Omaha. Hogs, f!,500; cattle. 3,."lfi.
Kansas City. Hogs, 15,i'00; cattle,
Union Stock yards S:40 a. in.: Hug'
market strong to 5c higher. Light, :
(i.orjig 6.o2; mixed and butchers, G.niiTi
6.27; good heavy, 5.90$it.20; rough
heavy, 5,90(fi t.(i(i. .
Cattle market steady to strong.
Beeves, 4.707.00; cows and heifer?,
1.754.75; stockers and feeders, o.oo'u
Sheep market firm.
Hog market closed active. Light, 6.05
5 6.30; mixed and butchers, fi.OOffi 6.27
good heavy, 5.90(0 G.22; rough heavy,
Cattle market closed steady.
Sheep market closed strong.
New York Stocks.
New York, June IS. Following are
the quotations on the market today:
U. P. 131 U. S. Steel preferred 9S.
U. S. Steel common S2?4. Reading !9-.
Rock Island preferred 4 ;i V i . Rock Island
common 20, Southern Pacific 76. N.
Y. Central 111R4, Missouri Pacific 75,
L. & N. 110. Smelters 115'i, Cana
dian Pacific lflSi, Illinois Central
135'4, Penna 119. Erie 218, C. & O.
33V. B. R. T. 524. B. & O. 93. Atchi
son 87Vs, locomotive 564, Sugar 12o;i,
St. Taul 125'4, Copper 82.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, June IS. Following are
the wholesale quotations in today's mar
Provisions and Produce.
Live Poultry Spring chickens $3.50
ft $4.00 dozen; hens, per lb., 10c to 11c;
ducks, per pound. 9 to 10c; turkeys, per
pound, 14c to 15c; geese, per pound,
9 to 10c.
Butter Dairy, 18c to 20c.
Lard 10c to 11c.
Eggs Fresh, 15c.
Why Not be a Booster?
Never before have the people of Rock
Island had such a fine opportunity to
be good boosters. Why go out of
town to purchase your footwear when
you can do better in your own town?
Compare our prices with out of town
dealers, then compare the quality, the
see if any dealer in Rock Island ca (
duplicate our prices and quality. Hut
dreds of people have already done so
and are now boosting the great closing
out sale of the Lage-Waters Shoe con
pany's- stock, on account of the rare
bargains this sale has given them, and
ha-s proven to them that they could io
better at home. Will you be con
vinced? If so, come at once, and join
LARSON & CO.,
1703 Second avenue.
Kit'" ff 1 1
Successors to Lage-Waters Shoe Co.
Up- to -Date
ASSIST AT GENESE0 CIRCUS
M. C. A. Performers Asked to Par
ticipate in Like Event There.
Physical Director Harry Franks of
the Y. M. C. A. has been interviewed
a number of times in the last week.
by committees from Geneseo, asking
him to bring his circus participat?s
and Uike part in the big Society Circus
to he given in Ucnwco in the near fu
ture. A number of Geneseo citizens
were in the city when the affair wa3
given in the local association and they
were so wt.ll pleased with the way
things were carried that they got the
habit. Mr. Franks intends to takj
about, lo of the tumblers and hoii-
zonial bar specialists to Geneseo and
take part in the circus.
The delay in remodeling our
place of business on account of
the recent firo will cause us to
remove temporarily to rooms 309
and 310 in same building. Our
whole stock of cloth, fixtures,
etc., was entirely ruined, but is
being replaced immediately. We
will then be better equipped than
ever to meet the steady, growing
demand for Zimmer's Tailor-made
Rooms 309-310, Peoples National
boooooooooooooooooo o m
5c, 10c, 15c and 20c dozen.
All Kind3 of Fruit
1807 Second Avenue.