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TIKE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1907.
Cvor 300 Men in the City to At
tend the Annual Session of
the Illinois Y. M. C. A.
OPENING ADDRESS TONIGHT
C. R. Van Sant Speaks on Twentieth
Century Patriotism All Meet-'
ings are Open to Public
About 300 dclcgatet o the state Y.
"1. C. A. convention, vhich opened in
Mie city today, arrived during the day,
nd more are expected this evening
ud tomorrow. The headquarters arc
n the association building, where the
. degatcs receive badges and are given
: !1 necessary information. Different
olored. badges are being distributed,
ity delegates receiving white, railroad
ssociation delegates" red, county an 1
w-n delegates blue, and college asso
: ition delegates gold.
A delegate's folder is being distrib
. ted, containing information about the
Ity and this locality, and the conven
on. The information and entertain
ent bureaus are located in the chapel
1 win of the association building.
This afternoon at 4 o'coek the meet-
of "Quiet Tarks," very helpful little
volumes, with subjects as fellows:
"Quiet Talks on Prayer," "Quiet Talks
on rower," "Quiet Talks About Jesus,"
and "Quiet Talks on Life's Problems."
He resided for a number of years in
Illinois and now lives at Madison, N.'j.
Mlnnexota Mnn Here.
E. W. Peck, state secretary of Min
nesota and a speaker at the convention
Saturday afternoon on the subject, "An
Unmet Opportunity," has been long en
gaged in association work. He is a
native of New York. His family mov
ed to Oberiin, where he received his
education, taught school for two years,
and later entered association service.
He was general secretary for 10 years
at Des Moines, and from there he went
to his present office, which he has occu
pied for nine years: lie there built up
a very strong work, successful in bus
iness administration and broad 'in pol
icy. While in Des Moines he formed
the association Quartet which is well
known in Y. M. C. A. circles. He is in
charge of the music for the present convention.
K. . Jacoltx.
O. Jacobs is the newly elected
student secretary of the state commit
tee. He is a graduate of the Quincy
high school and of tho University of
Illinois, in the class of 1907
MAYOR IS SPEAKER
Mr. Schaffer Talks to Conven
tion of City Officials Meet
ing at Jacksonville
GN MAYOR AND CITY CLERK
Relations of Two Shouid Be Cordial
and Each Should Seek Advice
of Other He Says.
Mayor H. C. . Schaffer, who. with
other Rock Island city officials is at
tending the sessions of the State As
sociation of Mayors and City Clerks
at Jacksonville was one of the speak
ers today, delivering an address on ;i
subject ho is peculiarly fitted to handle
from having filled both positions, "The
Relation of the Mayor and City Clerk."
He spoke as follows:
"When this association met last year
I was serving my eighth year as city
clerk of Rock Island. Possibly my
point of view of the subject at that
time would have been influenced by
He there my long occupancy of the city clerk's
y v, -W
L. P. MOORE,
Recording- Secretary of State Executive
it naturally follows tlyit he is not con
fronted, every time he comes up for
reelection bj- new elements of citizens
with such real or fancied grievances
as the mayor, who if actuated in his
course by the best and most pp.triot'c
purposes, must necessarily arouse in
the course of his administration. Of
the nature and variety of these; pos
sible grievances, you all have knowl
edge and it is not necessary to refer
to them in detail.
"In brief, the official relations of this
mayor and clerk might very aptly be
likened to those which exist between
the outside man, and the office mai
of a business firm. The mayor being
the outside man, must suggest the
new policies and new business of tb.3
municipal corporation, as well as con
serve and promote its existing inter
ests. In both respects the coopera
tion of the clerk is important. In the
former particularly projects Involving
expenditures of money, consultation
with the clerk is essential. Unless
he is in imusually close touch with
the financial affairs of the municipal
ity the mayor cannot be expected to
have the exact knowledge of the fina'i
cial status of the corporation whteh
must be possessed by the efficient cit
clerk who practically is entrusted with
the purse strings of the corporation.
Should Know DrimintlH.
"He should not only know tho con
dition of the several funds from week
to week but be able to approximate
pretty closely what demands the city
is' . r
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l'ig for preliminary organization was
oiled to order in the First Methodist
church, and is to be followed by a short
tevotlonal service. This evening in
the churcjj Hon. S. R. Van Sant will
"ellver an address on the subject
"Twentieth Century Patriotism." All
& Idresses and sessions during the con
3ntion are open to the public and an
initalion is extended to all to at
KunmiH Srrrrtnry I're"iit.
K. A. Shuniaker, state secretary of
I uni-.as, is present at the convention,
: id is one of the speakers on the pro
1 -am for Saturday afternoon, having
1 r his subject "The Relation of the
hurch to the Association." Mr. Siiu
l aker became Interested in associa
t on work while residing at Springfield,
1 o., and from that city went to Chi
t igo .where he attended the training
i :hool and graduated in ISO'J. His first
ork was with the state executive com
I ittee of Illinois in the county depart-.
l cnt, in which he served over seven
t ?ars. lie was called after that pe
l od to the state secretaryship of Kan
t is, wherr he has made an enviable
l scord. Mr. Shumaker is a vocalist of
1 3 mean ability, and sang with the
', ainlng school quartet at the interna-
oal convention at Grand Rapids in
I.. I Moore.
I P. Moore, a member of the conven-
on committee and recording socretary
! the state executive committee, is a
) nlve of Elizabeth, N. J., and now a
: sident of Evanston in this state. He
connected with the large paint man-
'"acturing firm of Benjamin Moore &
o., of Eliazbeth, and came west 10
; oars ago" to establish a branch house
ri Chicago. lie is actively connected
ith the Evanston Y. M. C. A., and
I as been a member of the state cxecu-
fve committee for a number of years
lie is to be on the program of this
- S. I. (ionlon.
S. D. Gordon will be one of the prom
iient speakers of the convention, he
teing on the program for no less than
f ve addresses. Mr. Gordon began his
P5soclation work with the Philadelphia
j.3soclatlon, from which city he was
called to the office of the state secre
tary of Ohio. Hc.pent six busy years
ii that capacity. He here felt a long
lag to be of aid to men in spiritual lines,
rnd from this desire resulted a series
K. A. SHUMAKER,
State Secretary of Kansas Y. M. C. A.,
One k Speakers.
S. D. GORDON',
Former '.State Secretary of Ohio,
ttudied mechanical engineering, and
achieved high honors in study. He be
came connected with the university Y.
M. C. A., and during his senior year was
chairman of tho bible study commit
tee, enrolling (iuO members in group
E. W. PECK,
State Secretary of Minnesota, in Charge
of Convention Music.
position, hut since that meeting I have
been discharging the duties of mayor
a sufficient length of time to correct
any bias which my views might have
acquired from consideration of the re
lation of the mayor to the clerk, mere
ly from the standpoint of the latter.
"I take for granted that there can
be no questioning the frtct that the
personal delations of two officials
whose duties in some phases of mu
nicipal administration are as intimat J
as are those of the mayor and city
clerk, should be friendly., That is nec
essary to insure the cooperation which
will lighten the burden of each, anl
in the end will not only enable each
to make the best showing in his sphero
of usefulness, but what is more im
portant," secure for the people the be?t
possib'e results from the money ex
pended in the course of municipal ad
, C'lrrM Serve Longer.
"I think it is a matter of common
observation that the terms of office pi'
the incumbents of the city clerksh'p
are longer than those of men elected
to the mayoralty. That is no doubt
due to the fact that the city clerk is
not, called upon to decide questions
of policy upon which people natur
ally take sides, and if he is efficient,
diligent and honest as all clerks are,
Buddy Tucker and Peter Pan Suits
and Overcoats $5.85 to $12.50.
always notice when you
are in a crowd of good dressers that M. & K.
clothing is very much in evidence. Every
man who is wearing an M. & K. suit or over
coat today bears eloquent testimony to the
superior clothes quality we seJl. The new
fall and winter models in suits and overcoats
are here waiting for you and you'll find them
to your liking.
They're just as good as they look, too.
They've got the cloth quality they've got
the make quality, and tho price is no more
than you'll have to pay for the ordinary
We're selling splendid hand tailored suits
and overcoats 15 to $3S, and the Union label
if you want it.
classes. He will discuss this'work be
fore the convention, lj
l'ruicrniii for Tomorrow.
Following Is the program for tomor
KrlI;i.v. Oct. 25.
9:00 Permanent organization.
0:30 Address, S. TK Gordon.
10:30 Institute on Social Work, V.
M. Wood of Chicago.
2 :0C Address, S. D. Gordon.
3:00 Institute on Association Build
ings, I. E. Brown. ,
Franklin V. Ganse, Boston, toast-
Addresses by S. R. Van Sant, and
treasurer will be compelled to meet
in the future on account of its various
activities. This' information naturally
must influence the mayorfc decision in
many matters, and the mayor if he U
wise, will not only consult the clerk
on this account but he will also con
fer with the clerk on matters of policy,
because the latter in his daily routine,
necessarily come3 in contact with
many citizens , and taxpayers, and
learns what they think of this or that
project which may be met. In other
words, the mayor should not presume
that he is the whole works, or the
boss of the town. The clerk, in fact
is as important a factor in the munici
pal administration as is the mayor, and
indeed is more directly accountable
for keeping the municipal finances or.
a level keel than the mayor. .
"The clerk is heavily bonded to in
sure the proper collection and expendi
ture of the city's funds, while the
mayor is not. Hence, it is only proper
that thq latter should not initiate any
project which is likely to embarrass
J the clerk in the conduct of his office,
and that, I think plainly suggests that
while each has his allotted duties anj
responsibilities, these duties and re
sponsibilities are interdependent, and
will be made easier by friendly co
operation. Such cooperation, as
have said before is not only conducive
of the good results for the individual
official, and should therefore be cui
tivated by the mayor for selfish rea
sons, if he is not actuated by the con
sidcration that it is demanded by th.
best interests of the people in tho dis
patch of their municipal business."
Cirncrally fair tonight and Friiluy;
J. SI. SHBHIEB, Local Forecaster.
Not only- sell the best Teas and
Coffees in the city, but make a
specialty of Havlland, Austrian
China, Crockery and Glassware.
GET OUR PRICES BEFORE
1818-1820 Tllino AVE. '
OYSTER SEASON NOW OPEN
Cross Country Serving Oysters anj
Clams on Half Shell.
Rockaways and blue points anl
clams on the half shell and genuine
Coney island clam chowder, at th
Cross Country, Rock Island.
A Criminal Attack
On an inoffensive citizen Is frequent
ly made in that apparently useless
little tube called the "appendix." It's
generally the result of protracted con
stipation, following liver torpid. ' Dr.
King's New Life Pills 'regulate the
liver, prevent appendicitis, and estab
lish regular habits of the bowels. 25
cents at all druggists.
0i fh. '
We are now concentrating our
best .efforts toward the perfec
tion of our holiday assortments
and arrangements. It will not
be an Indian summer makeshift
inainerermy tnrown together,
but will embody the nicest skill
, in selection that it ia possible
for us to bestow upon our exact
Of cofirse we will make spe
cial announcement of our readi
ness at the proper time mean
while a great many people bles
sed with good eyes ' and nimble
brains have already found "just
what they want."
MODERN WOODMEN SALE.
To Dispose of Supply Department
The Modern Woodmen society's sup
ply department desires to close out
some goods on hand at bargain prices.
The goods are the following
One hundred duck blouses, brown or
white in color; just the thing for ware
house men or to slip on when caring
for furnace; blouses are shelf worn
price, 25 cents each.
Twenty pairs of brown duck leg
gnigs at 2.- cents a pair.
iwenty-ave camp trunks, 12x1 S
inches, damaged but serviceable.
These make fine trunks for children;
25 cents each.
Four hundred to 500 blank ruled
record books, cloth bound, leather
back and corners; size of page 12x1$
inches, 150 to 200 pages in each; wi'.l
be sold by the lot or singly.
say too much in praise of our Buddy Tucker
and Peter Pan boys' clothing; it's gaining new
friends and customers for us daily and moth
ers are finding out that it is true economy
to clothe the boy in clothing made like these.
You'll find them only at the
Temperature at 7 n. m.. 3!$ nt 3:30
l. in., l. Maximum temperature ta 21
bonrx. 63; minimum, 311. Precipitation
In 24 hours, none. Velocity of wind at
n. m., 3 mi I cm. Slnjce of wter nt 7
n. m., 4.2 leet, a lull or .1 loot in 21
Davenport instrument but so far there
are but two on this side of the river,
Miss Eva Thayer of Rock Island and
Miss Ella Atyles of Moline.
On Saturday morning, Oct. 26, be
tween the hours of 9 and 10 we will
give the school children of the city a
chance to secure the biggest nickle's
worth they ever got or ever will get,
Almost given away, games, toys, fancy
articles, stationery, frames. scone.
albums, books, etc., contained iu pack
age worth from 25 cents to $3.50.
One package to a child. Don't miss
this great event. Crampton's Book
Store. 1719 Second avenue. City.
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Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
Me to Jones for a cheap stove.
Kerler & Co., rugs made and sized.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
New line of coats and suits 'at
Young & McCombs.
Oysters and celery at the Star Fish
company. Both phones.
Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue,
Our millinery styles will please as
well as- the price. Young & McCombs.
Order your millinery Friday to avoid
the Saturday rush. Young & Me
I defy you to beat my prices on al
kinds of stoves. Jones, the second
Don't shiver yourself into sicknesi,
take your small change to Jones anl
get a stove.
The Industrial club will give a danco
at Industrial hall Saturday night, Oct.
26. A prize will "be given to the best
Card party nd- dance at Woodman
hall. South Rock Island, Saturday, Oct
26. eiven.bv Watch Tower camp. M.
W. A. Admission 25 cents.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of. the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 786-K.
Halibut, salmon, flounders, shrimps
kaiuau, BUUilOU, LlVlJlt-O, u.l.uB, -
falo, smoked sturgeon, etc., at the btar
Fish company, 2529 Fifth, avenue. Both
The Two-by-Four club has engaged
the ferry to make a special trip after
1 p. m. next Wednesday morning to
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lane uavenporiers nome aitei iu;
dance to be given at Industrial hall in
this city Tuesday night. Ogden's or
chestra will furnish music.
The Tuesday Dancing club which j
gives dances each Tuesday evening at
the Davenport Coliseum, has Inaug-'
urated a piano contest, one instrument
to be given away through a voting con
test in Rock Island and Moline, and an
other in Davenport. There are sev-
WOMAN WITH GUN
KEEPS MEN OFF LAND
Mrs. Andrew Nelson Stands Guard
While Husband Goes for War
rants for Trespass.
Ernest Docrring, Jr., died last even
ing at his home, 1522 Thirty-sccou 1
street, after a long illness with tuber
culosis. He had been bedfast for two
weeks. Mr. Doeriug was born in this
city and spent his entire life here. He
had for the last few years been en
gaged in the ice business. He cele
brated his 33d birthday March 21. Hi
is survived by his wife, his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Doerring, Sr.;
two sisters, Hilda and Anna, and' three
brothers, August, Henry and Adolph.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home,
where Rev. E. E. Klimpe will conduct
services. Burial will take place at
Specialists are going back to na
ture's remedies as being the best. Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea has been
nature's best remedy for 30 years.
Recommended and used by specialists.
35 cents, cat or tablets. Harper House
While her husband went to the Mo
line police station for warrants, Mrs
Andrew Nelson, residing near Forty
third street on the River road, Mo
line, held seven employes of the D..
R. I. & X. W. railway at bay with a
shotgun and prevented 'their contin
uing their work. Mr. Nelson charges
the men with trespass.
The crew, of which J. D. Christy of
Rock Island was a member, was ea
gaged in moving the fence along the
company's right of way eight feet fur
ther north, and Nelson clattns this con
stltutes trespass on '''his property
There were seven men in the crew
six being residents rf Davenport. The-,
will be given a hearing Saturday.
CHILDREN'S DAY SATURDAY
Crampton's Book Stora Will Be Crowd
ed Between 9 and 10 O'clock
in the Moaning.
On Saturday morning, Oct. 26, be
tween the hours of 9 and 10 we wi-:
give the school children of the .city n
chance to secure the biggest nlckl.1"
worth they ever got or ever, will g?t
Almost given away, garnes, toys, fane:
articles, stationery, frames, scop-'s
albums, books, etc. contained in pack
age worth fdom 25 cents to $3.50. Om
package to a child, j Don't miss tliir
great event. Crampton's Book Store
1719 Second avenue, Cllty.
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
without unnecessary loss of time ij
one in which we are all more or less
Interested, for the quicker a cold ia
gotten rid of the less the 'danger of
pneumonia and other serious diseases.
B. W. L. Hall of Waverly, Va., has
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
years 'and' says: "I firmly believe
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to
absolutely the best preparation on the
market for colds. I have recommend
ed It to my friends and they all agree
with me." Forsale by all druggists.' era! contestants in the field for thn
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g INVITES YOU TO CALL AND EXAMINE A FULL .STOCK OF FURS f
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