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THE AHGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1908.
AT THE TOWER
Annual Feast of the Association
Is Served at the Inn, 'With '
100 Members Present.
Wilbur Coons of Freeport, F. E. Bon
ney of Paxton, and Mayer Levi
of This City are Speakers.
The annual banquet of the Rock Is
land Business Men's association was
held last evening at tlie inn at the
Watch Tower, and a company of 1U0
ot the business men and members of
the association sat down to an exrel-
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F. T. MYERS. ,
Toastmastr of Hurim-ss Sign's Banquet.
lent dinner served at 7:30 in
large second floor hall of the inn
During the dinner and during the
program which followed, selections
were given by a quartet corupos'ed of
A. L. Dunderberg. U R Davis, Will
Trimble and O. Ii. Hampton.
Fied T. Myers, whose successor as
president of the association has not
as jet been chosen, acted as toast
master of the occasion.
llrnr I'r--prl Mnu.
The first speaker of the evening
was Wilbur Coons, secretary of the
Freeport association, whose subject
was "Association, Work." Mr. Coons
confined himself ten, a discussion of
the various lines of activity of busi
ness men's associations, and related
some of the experiences of,' Freeport,
where the motto of the -association
is "For a Greater Freeport." The
association there, he said, "keeps
tilings stirring all the time, and the
-people never can tell when the busi
ness men are going to go off on some
proposition for the advancenientf of
the city." He told of the park move
ment, and how the city is preparing
to take advantage of the park law,
and establish a commission whicl
will have the power to condemn any
suitable tract for park purposes under
a system much like that of eminent
domain exercised by the railways.
Good roads is another project on
which the Freeport business men are
working, and the plan being followed
is much like that which the Booster
club has adopted and put m opera
On lToine-fnmliiK Wrrk.
Mr. Coons devoted some time to a
discussion of home coming celebra
tions, a proposition of which he is an
enthusiastic advocate. He told of the
fplau& being made for the Freeport
home .coming -this fail, in connection
with the celebration of the 50th anni
versary or tne second Lincoin-Doug-laes
debate. "If the people of Rock
Island would more" firmly establish
the home feeling of the men and
women who once have lived here, they
could not da better than to have a
home coming celebration," he said.
The speaker devoted some little time
to an explanation of the rating book
and collection " department of the as
sociation, and explained the methods
used in Freeport. ,
Mayrr l,evl Talk.
Secretary Mayer Levi of the Indus
trial commission, an organization in
which the Business Men's association
has a representation, was present, and
was. called on to-tell of the work of
that organization, and of the -results
so far of the efforts for a Greater
Rock Island. Mr. Levi recalled briefly
the situation Which brought about the
organization of he Industrial commis
sion, and spoke with pride of the re
sponse of the people of the city when
$140,000 was contributed for industrial
promotion purposes, when the imme
diate request was for fiu.Ooo.
Speaking of the uchievemeuts of the
commission, Mr. Ievi referred to the
Willetls Manufacturing company,
brought hece as a result of the com
mission's efforts: the Rock Island
Tool company, organized as a direct
result of the existence of the commis
sion; the National Neck Yoke com
pany, which the organization has
placed in a position to expand by giv
ing it a-site of 2.53"acres; the West
em Type foundry, which has estab
lished its jobbing house here, though
Davenport was a direct competitor of
Rock Island for the inditfstry; the
Amencan Fire Insurance company,. or
ganized by Rock Island men; tlr
First Savings Bank Lite Insurance
company, organized through efforts of
members of the commission and of
the Booster club; jjnd the Ro;al
Neighbors, the head office Of which
lias just been secured for Rock Island
.Concluding Mr. Levi spoke of the
work of the Booster club, and said
The business men of Rock Island
are just learning to cooperate, and
they are still in the primary grade
The Booster . club has taken the in
itiative in this work, but it needs tlie
help of all. It is almost axiomatic to
say that a community united can 'do
almost anything it undertakes, but if
divided no enterprize is too small' to
end in failure. We are all agreed
that selfishness adds a charge on our
prosperity, and retards every effort
toward growth and development that
J. M. Colligan responded to tat
toast, "Hot Air," and while he claim
ed to resent the subject assigned by
the toastmaster, he did not go beyond
the boundary of his topic.
Building a City."'
The principal address of the even
ing was that of F. E. Bonney of Pax
ton. 111. 'who spoke on the subject
"The Building of a City." Mr. B;m
ney gave a very entertaining talk
outlining the possibilities of urban
activity, and sketching the natural
steps in the development of a com
munity. He declared that in the
w6rk of building a city, three classes
must have a hand leaders,, support
ers and patriots. He classed as lead
ers the men who are naturally capa
ble cf taking the initiative, and mak
ing plans for a campaign. He char
acterized these men ks optimists and
altruists. The supporters he class!
fied as the men who are willing and
ready to toiiow tne leaders, and exe
cute the plans which are formulated
He deemed this class to be the real
force in the movement. The patriots
under this classification, compose the
great body of the population, and, in
spired by the ideal of a greater and
more prosperous city, uphold the ef
forts of the leaders and supporters
and lend their encouragement and as
sistance where possible.
In the course of his remarks Mr
S ALLOWED BAIL
Dr. Cora Reed is Released on
$10,000 Bonds by the Cir
cuit Court Today.
SURETIES ARE THE SAME
Offenders Plead Guilty to Indictments
in County Court and Are Fined
and Sent to Jail.
Dr. Cora Reed in the circuit court
this morning furnished bail in the
sum of $10,00 o appear and answer
to the indictment charging her with
murder. The sureties are the same
as those who went on her bond for
$3,000 when she was held to await
the action of the grand jury.
- Offender Plead Guilty.
Rober Cain, alias Jerry Cain, the
ball player' who opened the trunks of
his team mates and after helping him
self left the city, was given a fine of
HO and costs and dav in 1a il on
each of wo indictments on a plea of
uilty this morning in the county
court. He will wbrk out his fine at
the rate of $1.50 per day, the two sen
tences being concurrent. Daniel Kel-
ey was fined $30 and costs and given
day in jail for tapping the till of
Harry Meanor's saloon and taking
about $12. Harvey Reed, a negro, was
glvn a like sentence for entering the
house of Louise Carter and taking
Peter Oiderbeke was charged with
wife abandonment, and his case was
taken under advisement by the court
and a sentence-will be given later.
The cases were all certified, to the
county court by the circuit court.
To the woman who bakes,
Royal is the greatest of
time and labor; savers.
Makes home baking easy,
a pleasure and 'a profit
berg, Chris, Barth, James Geiger, W.
H.'. Thorns; Albert Huber. Val J. Peter,
H. F. Hmkley, D. L. Anderson, H. H.
Hensley, J. T. Marron, C. A. Walker,
W. H. Dickman j. e. Clarkson. Frank
L. Patterson, C. F. Bladel, John J.
Ullemeyer. A. P. Hartz. S. J. Apple,
Michael Bollman, Williatn L. Aster,
John W. Welch, . James D. Warnock,
PEORIA FIRM ,
FOR NEW BLOCK
V. Jobst&Son Will Begin Work
on the Best Building as Soon
as Site is Cleared.
WILL BE MODERN STRUCTURE
Plans Call for Six Stories, the Lower
Two to Be Entirely Devoted to
Store Purposes. '
VICTORS ARE TO
BE GIVEN BANQUET
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Employes of Royal Neighbors Office
Will Have Function in Honor of
the New Officers.
The employes of the office of the ben
eficiary department of the Royal Neigh
bors have arranged to tender a ban
quet tomorrow evening to the new su
preme oracle, Mrs. Lina M, Collins of
St. Paul; the new supreme recorder,
rt lfMHa Trwl . -.m -...- .1 TV.
S V ti i-horf I The contract for the new Best build-
Hada Burkhart, who was a candidate . v ,
for supreme physician. The members ,nS at- Seventeenth street and Second
of the Rock Island committee of the avenue, hag been let to V.Jobst&Sons
Industrial commission and the Booster of Peoria and work will commence
club who went to Chicago in the ef- as soon as the structure now on
fort to secure the head office for Rock I the site Is torn down. There was a
Island will also be guests of honor at I large number of bids for the contract
the banquet, which will be served at I but the Peoria firm made the best
the Hotel Harms at 7:30. The dinner terms and was given the job. The
will be followed by a program of building, when completed, will be one
toasts i , i of tne largest and most modern store
Today Mrs. Collins. Mrs. E.'A. En-land office buildings in the tri-cities.
right of Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Irene netaii of ripn.
Bentley of Oelwein, Iowa, and Mrs. I The new block Will have a frontage
Eva Child of Hanover, Wis., are In on Second avenue of 90 feet 9 inches
the, city conferring in regard to the land will be very imposing, in appear-
necessary steps to be taken to. estab-1 ance. Pressed brick, copper cornice
lish the head office here." The4 board and ,terra cotta trimmings will be
will probably also take action . in the used. The main entrance will be
matter of securing temporary quarters overhung by a huge copper awning.
at once in the Safety building, and Plate glass will be used for the show
may also take up the building propo- windows throughout the entire build
WAS HOT ON TRAIL
William P. Corner of Ottawa,
Chases His Eloping Wife
WOMAN WITH ONE G P.WHITE
Stumbles on Pair in Restaurant and
Causes Their Arrest, But May
Sherman Cox left yesterday for his
home in' New York after a visit in this
Mrs. Effie Dunsmore and Mrs. Frank
Dunsmore left this morning for a two
insr. The entrance to the offices
which are to be located on the third
fourth, fifth and sixth floors, will- be
at the-southeast corner of the build
The Seventeenth street side is to
be 151 feet 9 inches long. There will
be an entrance to the store there at
about the middle of the building, and
weeks visit with relatives in Chicago iae Bnow wmouws VV1U "UU1
and Logansport, Ind . Second avenue back on Seventeenth
k Mrs. A. H. Pollard'of 722 Eighteenth street about 50 feet- ving the store
an exhibit space of 120 feet.
The basement, which will contain
the boilers' a package room, toilet
and locker room -for the male em
Mr. and Mrs. S. W.". Heath, formerly e,0y? ?f 'I S?' .f ""tf
street has returned from a Visit at
Dallas, Texas. She brought to The
Argus a beautiful bunch of magnolia
and jasmine blossoms
of Milan, but whpse home has been at
Toulon, Stafk county, for some years,
were in the city today on their way to
Marcus, Iowa, on a visit. On their re
turn they will again take up their res
idence in Milan
Mrs. William P. Corner and George
P. White eloped from Ottawa, 111., yes
terday, buying a 'ticket for Davenport.
They boarded a Rock Island train, and
the husband of the woman got trace
of them in time to catch the next west
bound passenger. '
On reaching Davenport Corner en
listed the services of the police and
also made diligent search of the hotel
records, but without success. This
morning, he entered a Second street
restaurant for breakfast, and there
stumbled - upon the guilty couple. As
may be imagined, the' scene that fol
lowed was of rather a stormy nature
and ended with the erring ones being
Willing; to Cniupromlnr.
During the day Corner gave it out
that he would be willing to withdraw
complaints if his wife would agree to
return home with him and White would
sign an agreement to keep out of his
domestic horizon in future, and it may
be fixed up that way.
MEN AND TEAMS ARE SCARCE
Help Needed to Repair Break in
Canal Bank at Wyanet
Word was'.received at the local gov
ernment engineers' office " today to
rush all teams obtainable to Wyanet
to help repair the break in the bank
of the Hennepin canal at that place,
James C. Long, assistant engineer, is
In charge of the work and evidently
finds the undertaking more difficult
than was at first supposed. There is
also more trouble" to' getting help than .... flnn . f. Ktnrc wn,
was wjiecieu, laimere iu me vicimiy . .. .... . . -nmo tnT
ueing unwilling 10 mtie meir leiluls g jjgg
out oi tne ueius tor iub o.(i iui
10-hour day which the government
pays. It will take two or three weeks
to complete the job.
The only Baking Powder made
; from Royal Grape Cream ofTarlar
With rninimum trouble . and scost bis
, cuit, cake and pastry are made fresh,
clean and greatly superior to theready
; made, dry,' found-in-the-shop variety.
Bonney gave a brief outline of the
work at Paxton, which is attracting
considerable attention among the as
sociations of the state. He concluded
with a discussion of the good roads
movement, and told of the success of
the project in his county, where the
law allowing a taxation of as high as
50 cents on $100 for road imnrove-
ment was taken advantage of. with
the result that one township has 50
miles of improved gravel roads. He
urged good roads as one of the great
necessities for the growth of a city
Mr. Bonney's address concluded the
program of the evening;
The banquet arrangements were in
charge of a committee composed of
H. A. Clevenstine. L R. Crane and
E. B. McKown.
Those who were present were the
E. B. McKown, W, P. Ammeriran
William M. Reck, J. T. Shields, Fred
T. Myers, Wilbnr Coons, F. E. Bonney,
J. M. Colligan. Phil Mitchell. G. L.
Eyster, E. BKreis, vV. H. Ludewig,
M. D., Lawrence O. Swanson, Ira Rob
erts, W. A. Scbaeffer, W. E. Bailey,
J. H. Buffum, JN Ramser, J B. Eck;
hart, C. R. Chamberlin, Hugh W. . Ral
ston, T. J. Murray, T. H. Dolly, J. M,
Beman, Dr. E. L. Dennistop, C- A
Schoessel. C. L. Silvis. P. Greenawalt,
A. B. Frenier, H. H. Unverforth
Henry W. Tremann, Morris S. Heagy
H. B. Simmon, R. Haverstlck,. E.
Goff, G. Edwin Schmid, W. G. Curle'y
T. F. LaVelle. L. Pfoh. L. H
Schocker, Tom Moore, L. B. Strayer,
Ralph W. Lamont. Roy A. Sears. Otto
Priester, Emil A. Larson, F. R. Kusch
roann, L."H. Crnne, H. A. Clevenstine,
H. R. Battles, Charles-C. Myers, W.
P. Griffin. Alfred , Peterson W, A
Strayer, F. L. Strayer, H. J. Olmsted,
H. K. Walker, George C. ; Blakslee
H. E. Krell, E. G, Frazer, William
Emig, John P. Dolly, P. R. Sheehy
Denver, Colo.; E.-B. Stone, C. Han
son, William Klockau, F. W. Mullen.
George H. Kingsbury, V. Nold. Fred
J. Hodges, W. H. " . Trimble, O. .B.
Hampton, I R. Davis, A. L. Bunder-
also. It makes a .very spacious base
Part for a Store.
The first and second floors of the
structure will be given over entirely
to the department store. There will be
a rest room on the second floor.
Beginning at the third floor the
building is divided . into two parts,
the front being devoted to office rooms
while the rear is to be used by the
store. ' A court opening1 on Seven
teenth street, 25 feet wide and extend
ing 65 feet into the building, will be
built above the third floor.
In the rear part the height of the
ceilings will 'be a little greater than
at the front and there will be only
five stories there in the same height
while six will be built in the f ronL
RECOVER STOLEN HORSE
Rock Island Police Locate Muscatine
Man's Valuable Animal.
The Rock Island police last evening tenants m be ke t
Many Office Room.
The plan for the office rooms are
little indefinite as yet because, the de
sires of. the prospective tenants will
be considered. It is likely however,
that there will be 24 office rooms on
each of the four top. floors. . A public
vault will be placed on the third floor
in which the valuable papers of the
recovered a horse . Btolen at Muscatine
yesterday, valued at $200. The horse
belonged to A. G. Whitaker, a livery
man. The rig was sold in Davenport,
and William Rohier, a man believed to
be" Insane, was arrested there on sus
picion of being the horse thief. He
was not identified, however.
There will be three elevators in the
store, one of them a freight elevator
A high speed elevator will be used
in the office part of the building.
Some Novel Features.
The fourth floor of the rear part
will contain a kitchen and a dining
room, where it Is likely regular noon
day meals will be served. A hospital
room is also located on this floor for
Allows 448 Claims. t
The board of directors of the Modern
Woodmen, at its session at the head use in cases of emergency
office building here this week, allowed
The building will be cf reinforced
a total of 448 death claims for the concrete construction throughout and
will be fireproof. The inside will be
finished in oak, partly in mission
style. The aggregate cost is estimated
from $125,000 to $150,000.-
month, involving $781,375.90 in insur
Wedded in Michigan.,
Myron Jordan and Miss Cecelia
Juergens of this city were united In
marriage at Marshall, Mich., last week
by Rev. R. J. Chase of that city.
VOU like toasted corn flakes,
do you ? Well, you don't
know how good toasted corn
flakes can be until you eat
The E-C process of steam-cooking
retains and emphasizes in E-C
Corn Flakes all the natural flavor
of the corn, and the E-C toasting
process makes every flake dainty
and ' crisp, the most 'delicious
morsel of corn food anyone ever
- tasted. You'll say so, too. No arti
ficial flavoring is used in E-C.
- At Your Grocer's, 1 0 Cnta
. Company, Chicago
LargrRt Mannfactorera of Flaked
Cereal k oo.lt, in the World.
WILL TAKE IT UP
Congressman Mann Writes to
Mr. Jackson Relative to Bill
for Medal for Mr. Spencer.
MR. McKINNEY FAVORS IT
Not Likely That Measure Will Come
Up Till Next Session, When Ef
fort Will Be Made for It.
of the action as I believe the cause
possesses- unusual merit."
In 'view of the early adjournment
of congress it is not expected that '
anything can be done at present, but
when congress meets next fall me
many friends of Mr. Spencer in Rock
Island will make a united effort ' to
have the bill passed.
As Mr. McKinney expresses it, "the
case possesses unusual merit." Prac
tically the whole course of Mr. Spen
cer's life was changed because of the
exposure suffered by him in rescuing
the shipwrecked persons. It is never
too late to-- reward heroism so unsel
Grover Cleveland Improving.
Lake wood X. J..,Mav 20. Former
It was stated l in The Argus some President Grover Cleveland shows
days ago that Congressman Mann of steady improvement,, according to the
Illinois was opposea lo tne oss mil statement issued last night by Man;
now before congress to award Ed-'ager Becker of the Lakewood ' hotel,
ward V. fSpencer, now of California, j acting for Mrs. Cleveland. During the
dui wno was norn in kock lsiana, a j iast weefc Mrs. Cleveland has left the
gold medal for. conspicuous heroism nntient a num'hpr of limes and has
in rescuing 17 "passengers from the'hPPn nwav from, him all dav on sev-
wreck of the steamer Lady Elgin on
Lake Michigan Sept. 8, 1860. The objec
tion of Congressman Mann was report
ed to be the, time that had . elapsed
since the occurrence.
'At -the request of Rock Island
friends of Mr. Spencer and moved by
personal interest Hon. William Jack
son communicated with Mj. Mann on
the subject, urging the passage of the
bill. Mr. Mann in his reply toMr.
Jackson says: - "I am glad to know
your interest in the matter, and will
give consideration to what you say
in regard to it." .
McKlane Favor It, Too.
Hon. James McKinney, congressman
of this district, also writes: "I will
be glad to do anything I can in favor
In every clime its fame is heard.
Its name has spreaa from sea to
Be not surprised if in the other world
You're made to -take Rocky Moun
tain Tea. Begin npw.
Harper House Pharmacy.
Your stomach churns and digests the
food you eat;-if foul, torpid, or out of
order, your whole system suffers from
blood poison. Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea keeps the stomach in perfect
condition, making you well and hap
py. 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. Har
per House Pharmacy.
AU the newg all the time The Argus.
WILLS HER ESTATE
TO CHURCH WORK
Friday, May 22
Given by Trl-City District of the
v Luther League.
Boat leaves Moline 7:15 p. m.;
Davenport, 8 p. m.; Rock Island,
8:15 p. m.
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: Everybody is invited. Gent's
tickets, 50 cents; ladies' and chil
dren's, 25 cents. -
We have a lot of them that are Idle and we are anxious to put them
to work. Have you a job for some of them?
If you need any dollars come and see us. We'll loan them to you.
from 10 up, at a rate you can afford to pay and you can return them
to us a few at a time over a long time if you wish.
We -ake a lien on your furniture, piano, horses, wagons, cows, or
other personal property to secure us for the dollars we lend you, but
the property remains in your possession. We're fair and prompt and
reasonable, and your business with ns wilt be confidential. Let us
know how many dollars you need. . 'Call, write or phone us. We'll
do the rest.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
. , MITCHXLL. A LTHDB BLOCK, ROOM S8, ROCK ISLAHB. .
Miss Inga Anderson of Moline Left
Bequests to Different Swedish
In the will of the late Miss Inga
Anderson of Moline, admitted to pro
bate in the' county court today by
Judge R. W. Olmsted,, the estate is
ordered to be converted into money,
and the proceeds are divided among
charitable and church institutions.
Miss Anderson provides for the care
of- her sister, Mrs. Lotta Erickson,
I during her life. The bequests, are as
follows: Swedish Baptist church of
Moline, 300 and an organ; Swedish
Baptist Sunday School society of Illi
nois, $100;: Finnish Mission of Swed
ish : Baptist church of Finland, $50;
John Rundquist of Moline, a friend.
$500; Frldhem, Baptist home for
the aged at Berwyn, 'near Chicago,
$500; American Baptist Mission union
lot Boston, the remainder. Miss An
Iderson v recently .- gave the Moline
church $1,000. The - will . was dated
Feb. 13, 1905, when the testator was
81 years old. '. A codicil - Increasing
the bequest to the Moline church wa?
made Jan. 2: 190C. John Swanson and
I Oscar F. Lund are named as the ex-1
I ecntors - - I
Offlc hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. m, and Saturday evening,
west 514: new telephone M11.