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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JUNE 23. 1908.
NAMED TO HEAD
Business Men Return Former
President to That Office to '
Succeed F. T. Myers.-'
MERCHANTS' DAY IS PLANNED
Day When Park Is Dedicated Is Fa
vored, and Matter Is Left In
Hands of Directors.
The Rock Island Business Men's as
sociation met last evening at the office
of Albert Huber, rating secretary of
the association, and the election of a
president to succeeded P. T. Myers,
which had been left over from the
last meeting, was taken up with the
result .that the honor was conferred
upon George II. Kingsbury. He will
nerve in that .capacity until the an
nual meeting and election of the of-
J V- 4vvJ
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY,
Again -President of Business Men's
ficerg for the next year, wnicn takes
place in January. Mr. Krfgsbury was
formerly president of,He association
for several terms ani served several
terms as president of the Illinois Re
tail Merchants' association.
Vfiin MerelinnlH Iny.
A discussion of plans for holding a
revival of Merchants' day took place
and met with the approval of the
lhembers in attendance. The board
of directors was authorised to take
action on the proposition. No date
was set, but the meeting went on
record as favoring the date of the
dedication of Iong View park as the
best time to have the celebration of
Hie new premium scheme which
was proposed at the meeting did not
meet with the approval of the mem
bers of the association and it was
gestion, stating that it will not incon
venience Mr. Pattisou in the least" to
make the change.
Peter P.; Schaffer. of Champaign,
speaking for Mr. McGoorty states that
the intinerary of the latter has been
made up to include Rock Island and
Moline, Saturday, and while Mr. Mc
Goorty will be glad, ir possible, to par
ticipate in any ratification meeting
that may be held later, the program of
the present week cannot be altered
without disarranging the entire plans
of the candidate, and that he will
therefore be glad to meet the demo
crats of the county for a few hours
Saturday of this week.
It is needless to say that Mr. Mc
Goorty will be welcomed, 'at any time
he may find it convenient to visit Rock
Island and that democrats generally
will improve the opportunity to meet
him personally next Saturday.
LITTLE DOG MAKES
Suffering With the Rabies, It Rushes
Through Streets Is Finally
Captured and Shot.
There was great excitement yester
day afternoon in the east end o the
city, a little dog suffering with the
rabies being the cause of the trouble.
The animal was seen near Twenty-seventh
street, and as it was very evident
ly mad, an effort was made to capture
it. Constable Pollard succeed in herd
ing the rabid little animal at Forty
sixth street, and it was tied up in a
blacksmith shop and shot by Chief
Eckhart of the police department. The
dbg did not attack any one in its long
chase, although it scattered several
crowds of little children. The con
stable took a big risk in capturing it,
as he caught it by the neck with his
bare hands, whe it rushed toward
him. ' --"J
The police have been exterminating
tramp dogs at a great rate in jhtf.iast
few days, as many as 23 being killed
in a single day. Dogs -flat have tax
checks and have strait away are held
until their owner'Tiave an opportunity
to claim them?!" but "tramps" are as a
rule shotjfiion after they are picked up.
The DeUce almost every day receive
a number of complaints ' of dogs that
are thought to be sick or mad.
Telephone Girls Excursion was so
Largely Patronized That Another
Trip is Necessary.
THREE LADIES IN
Horse Runs Away on Thirty-eighth
Street and Plunges Over an
A runaway that might have resulted
much more disastrously than ii did oc
curred half a mile south of the city
limits on Thirty-eighth street last even
ing when a horse hitched to a light
wagon and driven by Mrs. Beckmau
took fright at a road grader standing
beside the highway. With Mrs. Beck-
man were Miss Wood and Miss Irma
Ixucks, both living in the vicinity of
Eighteenth avenue and Thirty-eighth
street, the three ladies beiug on their
way home from a cherry picking ex
pedition. The horse ran at a furious
rate for a quarter of a mile when the
wagon' struck a rut and Mrs. Beckman
was thrown 'out, taking the lines with
her. A short distance further on the
animal went down over an 8-foot em
bankmeut and horse.' rig, occupants
aiid cherries, were piled in a heap.
Miss Loucks was found holding val
iantly to the animal's tail when it was
all over. Miss Loucks was the most
seriously injured, one leg being broken
Deiow tne knee. rue otners were
only slightly bruised. . The wagon was
wrecked but the horse came out un
McGOORTY HERE SATURDAY:
PATtlSON COMES LATER 0
Plans for Visit of Gubernatorial Car.di
' dates to Rock Island Chairman .
Chairman W. C. Maucker of the
democrat! county committee who on
being advised by the campaign man
agers tor both Hon.. Douglas Pattison
and Hon. John P. McGoorty, candi
dates for the democratic gubernatorial
nomination that both of them proposes
to visit Rock Island the present week
and make speeches wrote in reply
suggesting it would be more opportune
to come after the Denver convention
has received replies in both instances.
O. H. Wright, of Freeport, manager for
Mr. Pat'ison exDresses his desire to
fccqulesce fully in Mr. Maucker's sug
The telephone girls' excursion last
evening on the steamer W. W. proved
to be one of the biggest excursions of
the season in fact U was so largely
attended that the crowd exceeded the
capacity of the steamer and barge,
which is 1,000. The sale of tickets so
greatly exceeded the expectations that
before the boat left the Rock Island
landing its load had reached the limit
set by the government navigation au
thorities, and it did not land at Daven
port, where hundreds were in waiting
to take the trip. When it became
;now in Davenport that the boat would
not land there there was nearly a riot
and many demanded the refund of
their money. The ticket sellers re
funded the money for 98 tickets, but
there were many others that were not
refunded. This morning the young la
dies took the matter up with the Acme
Packet company representatives and
arranged to give an overflow excur
sion the afternoon' of June :50. The
boat will leave at 2:30 and return at 0
o'clock at that time, and tickets for the
trip last evening will be accepted for
passage. It is expected tnat the after
noon trip will attract another large
crowd. TicNels will be sold in addi
tion to those which could not be used
The river trips have never been
more popular than this season. Every
excursion that goes out from ihe local
landing, either in the afternoon or
evening carries big crowds, and Satur
day, when, both the Columbia and W.
W. took excursions to Muscatine, both
trips were very largely patronized.
The Saturday af'-ernoon trips of the
Columbia to Muscatine are proving a
very popular feature.
The Royal Arcanum of the tri-cities
will give a moonlight excursion on
the - steamer Columbia this evening.
It is a general celebration day for
the society throughout the country
and the local members will enjoy a
ride on the river. Th2 boat will leave
Davenport, at 8 o'clock and Rock Is
land at 8:15.
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:15 the
steamer 'Silver Crescent in charge of
Captain Blair will leave for an after
noon excursion trip up the Hennepin
to the Moline bridge. The boat will
return at 6:30. '
MACHINE AT WORK
Move in Behalf of Representa
tives Campbell and Abbey
OPEN SLIGHT IS RESENTED
Hopkins and McKinney Get in Ac
tion for the Present Legisla- 1
Interest has been added to the quar
rel in the republican ranks over the
nomination lor state representative
from this district by the action of the
chairman of the senatorial committee,
J. W. Simonson of Port Byron. It
seems that at the time of the last
meeting of the committee in Rock Is
land, Mr. Simonson sent invitations
to Senator Landee, Representative
Thomas Campbell and Representative
Frank E. Abbey of Biggsville, asking
them to be present. The session was
held for the purpose of determining
the number of republican candidates
to be nominated, and naturally was
of equal interest to all candidates, but
it appears that Mr. Simonson neglect-
tU to notify L. J3. Strayer of South
Rock Island, C. F. Gaetjer of this city
or Charles Clark of Sherrard, all of
whom are seeking the nomination in
opposition to the present Incumbents,
Mr. Campbell and Mr. Abbey, who-aslv
reelection. w""' "
Got la Anyway;"'
The uninvited., however, learned of
the meeting,-and made it a point to
be present, and demanded an explana
tion of tU slight given them. They
charse" that Mr. Campbell and Mr.
Aoliey are being benefitted by a ring.
and that there is a combination of
the bosses of the party for the pur
pose of assisting the two men to se
cure rcnomination. Mr. Simonson of
fered the explanation that the men to
whom he sent invitations had request
ed that he notify them, and in reply
those who were slighted maintain that
even in this case no discrimination
should have been shown. ' '
A Mnc-lilne Trick.
It is said that the quarrel has be
come so bitter that the aid of Con
gressman McKinney and Senator Hop
kins has been , enlisted by the Camp
bell-Abbey faction and that the wheels
of the entire republican machine have
been set in motion in their behalf.
POINT TO LESSON
OF A BAD STREET
Incident in South Rock Island Shows
Need and Benefit of Aggressive
South Rock Island people who have
favored annexation to. the city are
pointing to an incident of a few days
ago ag a very striking illustration of
the need of the benefit of an aggres
sive municipal organization. Between
Twenty-fourth and Seventeenth streets
there is a road known as Twentieth
avenue. This is a very narrow high
way, land being given for it by prop
erty owners on the south side only.
And because of the existence of a
deep gulley at the east end, the ave
nue is impassable. Just west of the
gulley, and just east of the new limits
of the city of Rock Island, the brick
yard excavations have formed a preci
pice over 25 feet high, at the very
edge of the road. This precipice was
fenced, it is said, but the fence has
been moved by some one using the
A few days ago two little boys five
or six years old found a horse
hitched some little distance east of
the brick yard line. They climbed
into the wagon, and the horse became
unfastened, it wandered on down the
road. The animal was blind, but verv
fortunately it managed to keep away
from the edge, although it went close
enough to place the two little lads In
the gravest danger. Passing the preci
pice, it went on into the ditch beyond.
and there was brought to a stop by
the brush and trees that caught the
wheels and nearly overturned the
wagon. The occupants of the wagon
escaped without injury, but their par
entsvare greatly exercised over the
affair, and.it is likely that steps will
be taken to have either the city or
the township authorities close" the
3treet east of the brick yard. V
Such a condition would not long
exist in the city, before the dangerous
place was at least fenced oft properly,
as those who have been back of the
annexation movement point out.
HND PAPERS ON BOM
Man Who Was Drowend Proves to be
Al Lowell of Bristol, S. D.
The man who was drowned Friday
and who was identified yesterday as
Al Lowe of Brownsville, -had papers on
his person which were found after the
inquest and which indicated that his
name was not Lowe, but Lowell and
that his home was at Bristol, S. D
The letters were from his sister. No
word from her has been received yet
Beer That Is Beer. ;".
II you want to drink good beer, orde
the Davenport Malting company's pal
eznort Delivered anywhere la Rod
J Island. Both phones, north 169.
HOLD REUNION AUGUST 19
Old Soldiers and. Sailors v Meet
Watch Tower on That Date.
The first annual reunionof old sol
diers and sailors of this locality will
be held at the Watch Tower August
19. George E. Bailey and E. B. Knor
of Moline have been aoDointed to taJce
charge of the reunion and arrange for
tne entertainment. It Is expected that
between four and five hundred
the Veterans will attend. .
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
should be a toilet necessity of every
lady of social prominece. Makes
bright, happy dispositions, perfect
complexions. The greatest blood and
skin remedy. 35 cents, Tea or Tab
lets. Harper House pharmacy.
All of our Outing Suits.-vvdrth from
to $ 16.50. ffl be sold at
We are also showing the most up-to-date line of Brown, Tan,
Olive and Elephant Shades in all the latest models, cut and made
by the best tailors in New York and Chicago. Prices from
: $16,5 to $25 -
Hard to Match.
And They Fit.
Miss Jane Abbott of Clinton, Iowa,
is visiting at the home of Mrs. M. E.
Dr. E. Bradford will leave today for
Kansas City to attend the American
institute of homeopathy.
Miss Cora Phelps has returned to
her home at Lewiston, 111., after a visit
with her sister, Mrs. R. W. Olmsted.
Miss Cora McKown returned last
evening from Winona Lake, Ind., after
attending the commencement exer
cises of Lake Forest college. She was
accompanied by Miss Fannie Steele of
Cherokee, Iowawho will make a short
W. F. Iliggins and Edward Kriege
of St. Louis are in the city visiting
with Joe Berger of the Rock Island ball
team. During the last series at Deca
tur a number of Berger's friends, in
cluding his parents, came up from St.
Louis to see him play.
Rev. Marion Humphreys who has
been attending the 12th international
Sunday school convention at Louis
ville, Ky., left there this morning. He
will join Mrs. Humphreys and little
son at Chicago and they will go to
Williams Bay, Wis., for a two weeks'
FOR RUNNING MATE
Prominent Woodman Boosted in Iowa,
as Candidate for Pjace on Tic
ket With Bryan.
Jerry Sullivan, now of Des Moines
but formerly of Davenport, and for
years prominent in Woodmen circles,
is being advanced by the democrats of
Polk county, Iowa, as a candidate for
the democratic nomination for vice
president. His name will be present
ed the state convention at Sioux City
this week, unless some unexpected
snag Is met with.
In Ladies' oxfords
At Island City shoe store, I
.Opposite the Harper House.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
' "Jones for second hand goods.
I TrI-City Towel Supply company.
For bus or express. Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co. cleans carpets and rugs.
Ladies', canvaa oxfords, all colors.
Island City shoe st,Q.re.:: '
:-Men'g canvas . shoes, $1.00. Island
Island City shoe store.-.
i Sell me your household goods.
Jones', second hand and loans. w.
;Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Kelly are the
parents of a baby. bpyj born today. . ;
I ;Let Krell & Siemon do your furnace
and tin work; 1316 Third avenue.
" : LadiesTpumps .in golden brown, tan,
and. patent colt,,; $2.45. Island City
: Northern ' Life Insurance : company
of Illinois stock for sale at 1G5 per
share. Rawson Bennett, 1045 First
National bank building, Chicago.
George S. Norton of Milan was ad
judged insane in the county court
this morning and committed to the
Watertown hospital by Judge Olmsted.
He is a lineman and is 27 years old.
All the news all the time THE
The funeral of W. W. Channon will
be held at 2 o'clock Thursday after
noon from the home, 443 Forty-fourth
street. Rev. G. H. Sherwood will con
duct the services." The services at
Chippiannock cemetery, where burial
will take place, will be in charge of
the Masons of Which Mr. Channon
was a riiember.
The funeral of Phillip Quinn was
held from the home of his uncle, Ber
nard King of Moline, this morning, the
services being conducted by Rev. J. F.
Lockney of this city. Burial took place
at Calvary cemetery. -
The funeral of John J. Kain, 912
First" avenue, was held this morning
from St. Joseph's church. Dean J. J.
Quinn conducting the services. Burial
took place at Calvary cemetery.
NEW TRIAL IS GRANTED
Court Allows Motion in Case for
Wrongful Levy on Property. ;
Judge R. W. Olmsted in the county
court this morning granted a new trial
ir. .the case of Anna Fleutsch against
Joseph Maurer and Herman Milde,
Mrs. Fleutsch was given a verdict for
$140 for alleged wrongful levy on 'per
sonal property by Milde when he was
serving as a cdnstable. -
Bucklen's Arnica Salve Wins..
-. Tom Moore of Rural Route 1, Coch
ran Ga., writes: "I had a bad sore
come on. the instep of my foot and
could find nothing that would heal it
until I applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
Less than half of a 25 cent box won
the, day for me by affecting a perfect
cure." Sold under guarantee at all
druggists. t -
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