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fTHE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JULY 30. 19C3.
Governor Johnson During Brief
Visit to City Discusses
HAS BEEN IN MANY STATES
Is Stronger Than Ever Be
fore Only Republican Money and
Federal Patronage to Fear.
Gove.rnor John A. Johnson of Min
nesota was in the city today enroute
to Muscatine, where he delivers a lec
ture at a Chautauqua meeting tonight.
He "was at the Harper for luncheon.
GOVERNOR JOHN A. JOHNSON
Of Minnesota. Who Makes Rock Island
While there he was interviewed by an
Argus- .representative and declared
himself well pleased with democratic
prospects in the national election this
"1 have been traveling five weeks,"
said Mr. Johnson, "and while my
travels now have nothing to do
with politics, eleven states, in
cluding Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, as
well as a number of the southern
states that are safely democratic, have
been visited and I have found that Bryan
is not only much stronger than in his
other campaigns, but he is gaining
(Blue Serge Offer)
Rock Island, III.
A BUSINESS IS OFTEN
' to slow growth for
the-want of modern
' equipment. Not so
with ours.j We have
the most up-to-date
equipment and meth
ods known to the
profession. Ours is
the only exclusive
ment in the city.
MYER3 OPTICAL CO.
212 Safety Building,
Rock Island, 111.
Av" ' J'M
right along. If the election were to
take place tomorrow I am reasonably
certain that the Nebraska man would
be elected. . .. '
Han Bunlaean Men and Labor.
VMy observation hag shown me that
we is much stronger with the business
men than heretofore and the labor ele
ment is unquestionable for him. I
have gained this conviction from talk
ing with railroad men and others.
"01 course ' one cannot tell what
mav happen between now and elec
tion day. once the republican machine
has gotten to work. They will have
the advantage of . a big campaign
fund, the control of federal patronage
and the support -of the metropolitan
press, which Is generally republican in
its sympathies. However, I am led
to believe that Bryan will be the next
president of the United States."
PROVIDE FOR BIG
CROWDS AT MEETING
Methodist Services at Tindall's Grove
Aug. 18-31 to Be Conducted by
The arrangements for the annual
camp meeting or the Rock Island dis
trict of the Methodist church at Tin
dall's grove, south of Milan, have been
practically completed, and the indica
tions are that the meetings will be
more largely attended this year than
ever before. The services will be held
from Aug. IS to 31. Deviating . from
the; usual .custom, the meetings this
year will be conducted by an evan
gelist. Rev. Ira Evans Hicks of Tope
ka. Kan., instead of by the different,
ministers of the district Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Scholfield of Chicago, gospel sing
ers, and Mr. Stewart, pianist, will as
sist in the services. The hack Service
this j'ear has been arranged on a basis
to provide much better accommodation
for those from the tri-cities who desire
to use this means of transportation to
the grounds. The opening day hacks
will leave at 3 and 0 o'clock, and after
the opening day two hacks will make
trips at 8:30 and 9:30 in the morning,
and at 1, 2, 5 and G o'clock in the af
ternoon. After the services hacks will
leave the grounds for Milan at 10:30
and 11 o'clock in the morning, 4 "clock
in the afternoon, and 9 o'clock at night.
The boarding hall will be run as usual,
and arrangements have been made for
the accommodation of a large number
of campers on the grounds.
rHROW REFUSE IN THE ALLEY
Eating House Proprietors and Grocers
Notified to Stop.
- Chief Eckhart of the police depart
ment yesterday served notice on the
proprietors of several eating houses
r.nd other places that refuse must not
lie thrown in the alley, and that if the
alley was not cleaned up in- 12 hours
arrest would follow. It seems that
decaying stuff from eating houses and
groceries has been thrown carelessly
into the alleys until the practice has
become a menace to public health.
Under te ordinances failure to re
move the objectionable matter in 12
hours after given , notice constitutes
an offense punishable by a fine. Those
on whom notice was served promised
to attend to the matter at once.
Miss J. Hoffman has gone for a visit
with friends in Chicago.
- Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stafford of Chi
cago are visiting at the Dack home in
Mrs. Charles Sprague and children
have returned from a few weeks' visit
in Nebraska and Iowa.
Rev. F. E. Shult returned last even
ing from his vacation spent in the Da
kotas and Minnesota.
John Shull of Galesburg spent a few
days in the city at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shull.
Miss Esther Lloyd of Pittsburg, Pa.,
is visiting her cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Norman Griffiths, 729 Seventeenth
P. H. Rourke and family of Lisbon
N. D., were In the city yesterday in
a large touring car. They are taking
a trip east in the automobile.
Miss Jessie Matthews and Miss Ger
trude Bradley., of Milan departed on
the steamer St. Paul for St. Paul this
morning. Others who left on the boat
for St. Paul were Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
.lohcson of Kewanee, Harry Schultz
of Moline and Mr. and Mrs. J. W
Simonson of Port Byron.
On board the steamer Helen Blair
for the round trip here to Burlington
yesterday was a party composed of
Miss Julia Schlodfeldt. Miss Carrie
Wiese, Miss Josie Snell, Miss Wick
strom, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Kracke and
Rvron Skidmore. Others from here on
board were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reid
and their two children, ""Mr. and Mrs.
.Ralph Madison and son George, and
Miss Charlotte Cox. W. F. Rice left
, for Burlington but will.not return on
, the boat. V. Datin and daughter
I made the one way trip also. Phil
Wilcher and son Frank went to
Oquawka to be gone several days.
Family Excursion and Basket Picnic.
Friday afternoon on the steamer Sil
ver Crescent, to the "Grotto," a lovely
place . near Illinois City.' '. Boat will
leave at 2:15 p. m. and return at 8
p. m. Coffee and Ice cream served on
board. Only 35c round trip. Tele
phone 188. New 5152.
C. ilANGAN, Agent
Fast steamer Colnmbia every Sat
urday at 4 p. m. W. A. BLAIR,
t Telephone 188. Manager.
Officers of Sunday School Asso
ciation Send Out Announce
v ment of Big Rally
f 0 BE HELD HERE AUG 13
Street Parade of 5,000 Children and
Big Picnic Dinner at Long View
Park to Be Features.
The executive committee in charge
of the Rock Island County Sunday
School rally day to be held here Aug.
13, has prepared and is about to Issue
to alUof the schools of the county, a
full announcement of the day's feat
ures. The announcement is now in
the hands qf the printer. The rally
is expected to bring to Rock Islan
tully 5,000 Sunday school children,
and several thousands of older people
wl:o will accompany them. The feat
ures of the day will be the big parade
with probably 5,000 children in line;
a basket dinner at Long View park;
an all day band concert at the park;
a program of music and speaking in
the afternoon; various athletic con
tests, and games and amusements in
the park playground.
Tra import at Ion Provided.
According to the . committee an
nouncement the transportation prob
lems have been well handled. The
steamer Columbia is to bring the del
egations from the west end of the
county, making stops at Foster's land
ing, Searle's landing, Andalusia and
either Ballard's landing or Illinois
City. A special train on the Milwau1
kee will bring the people from the
upper end of the county, arriving .here
at 9:30. The people from the south
ern part of the county will use the
regular trains on the Rock Island in
reaching the 'city. From Hillsdale
the Burlington trains meet the needs.
A reception committee has been pro
vided and will meet all delegations,
and will have wagons on hand to tike
care of all of the baskets, baggage
ai d other impedimenta of the visitors.
The wagons will deliver the stuff at
the park, and the delegates will be
free to participate in the parade. The
parade will form at 9:30 at the court
house square. Recognition will be
given for the best float in the parade,
and a banner will be given the school
having the largest number of enrolled
pi'tiils in line, in proportion to the
average attendance since Jan. 1. .A
prize will be given for the most aft-active
appearing school delegation.
Three bras'? bands. Bleuers, the Dav
enport band and the Orphans' home
band, have been secured.
Officer In Charge.
.The committees in charge include
the executive committee composed of
H. E. Van Duzer of this city, presi
dent; Harry Ainsworth, Moline, vice
president; Mrs. J. G. Hazard, Rock
Island; Miss Delia Shutte, Andalusia;
Rev. Marion Humphreys and Rev. W.
B. Clemmer, Rock Island. Dr. J. W.
Stewart heads the reception commit
tee; the parade committee is com
nosed of Rev. F. E. Shult of this city,
Louis Hauberg of Coe and Thomas
Vation of Foster; John llauberg
heads the amusement committee; E.
B. McKown is chairman of the park
committee, H. E. Van Duzer is at the
head of the finance and program com
mittee, and Rev. Marion Humphreys
the corresponding secretary.
FROM ALL WORLD
International Tuberculosis Con
gress at Washington Next
Month a Big Affair.
MEETS ONCE IN THREE YEARS
All States, Have Committees, Rock Is
land Being Represented Prizes
' for Most Effective Work.
The coming international congress
on tuberculosis at Washington, D. C,
in September will be a unique event
in the new world.
This congress meets once in three
years. It has never met in America,
and after 1908 will not meet in this
country for many years to come. .
The congress will put the people of
this country in the relation of host to
the leaders of this movement in all
parts of the world. It will carry on,
for three weeks, public discussions of
the -tuberculosis problem, led by the
most eminent authorities on this sub
ject in this and other countries. Offi
cial, delegates .will he present from
nearly all civilized countries. There
will be a course of special, lectures to
which all members of the congress and
the general public are invited.
The congress will be divided into
seven sections, giving ample scope for
participation of both scientific and lay
' There will be a great tuberculosis
exposition, in which one can see what
is going on, the world around, in the
campaign against tuberculosis.
There will be clinics and demonstra
tions throughout the whole period of
three weeks, giving object lessons on
the causes and prevention of tubercu
losis. - V ,
There will be very valuable publica
tions, of which the transactions will
be the most important. The transac
tions of the last congress are published
in three volumes. The proceedings of
this congress will require four large
volumes. These are free to all mem
bers of the congress who have paid
their membership fee of $5.
There are tw classes of members.
Active members, who pay a fee of $5,
and associate members, who pay a fee
of $2 and have all the privileges of
membership except the right to vote
and to receive the printed volumes. '
Interest la "Widespread.
The federal government will partici
pate in the congress. Every state has
its own committee, Dr. E. M. Sala
and Dr. Ralph Dart representing Rock
Island on the Illinois committee. In
40 states the governors have expressed
their interest in the congress, and
many of them have given most ex
plicit instructions asking all the mu
nicipalities and ; other local govern
ments, ?nd the voluntary agencies, to
combine for the purpose of securing
to the state the utmost possible benefit
from this international congress.
The following countries have been
heard , from and will be represented:
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia,
Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Cuba, Denmark, France, Ger
many, Great Britain (including its more
important' dominions .and colonies),
Greece, Hawaii. Holland, Hungary,
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Peru,
Porto Rico, Romania. Russia, San Sal
vador, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Prlaes nod Medals Given.
Testimonials will be awarded by the
congress to especially meritorious ex
hibits. These awards will take the
form of medals, diplomas or money
prizes. All exhibits will be considered
in competition whether formally enter
ed or not. In addition to the prizes to
be given by the congress, a special
award, the Hodgkms fund prize of
$1,500 is offered by the Smithsonian
Any one interested may obtain fur
ther information by addressing the
secretary general. 714 Colorado build
ing, Washington, D. C
NOW COMES THE
Hopkins Is Scheduled', to Address
Meetings in Both Rock Island
and Moline Saturday.
And now comes Senator Hopkins!
The announcement was made today
that the senator will be here Saturday
to tell the good people of Rock Island
and Moline what; a good senator he
thinks he has been and why he thinks
he should be renominated by the re
publicans at theg; primary election a
week from- Satitfeiiuy. . The senator
will speak in Moline Saturday after
noon at -12:30- and..? will spend IXhe
afternoon . there in conference with
those who form the cogs of his pow
erful political machine. Saturday
evening the senator will dine at the
Harper house, and later will deliver
an address, probably . on .Market
The funeral of August Williams,
who died from the effects of the heat
in Davenport, was held this morning
from St. Paul's church at 9 o'clock.
Burial took place at St. Mary's ceme
tery. The Belgian club of this city
was In charge of the services.
SET WOOD PILES AFIRE
Blaze of Incendiary Origin Calls De
partment to West End.
One of the woodpiles of the Rock
Island Fuel company located at Second
street and -Eleventh avenue was set
afire by, someone last evening and the
fire department was called upon to
put out th blaze. The fire started
near the center of the pile of kind
ling wood and as there was little wind
the firemen confined it to the one pile
and saVed the four or five other piles
from becoming ignited. There seems
no doubt that the fire was of incen
diary origin.' 1
HARD CHASE FOR MAD DOG
Davenport Residents Shoot 12 Times
Before Killing Animal
. Yesterday evening the residents
along Arlington avenue and Thirteenth
street in. Davenport had a mad dog
scare that lasted for some time. A
arge dog belonging to Mrs. J. H. Flick
was suffering from rabie and .after bit
ing another dog started a march down
the avenue which turned into a hur
ried retreat when the neighbors took
after it with shotguns. After chasing
the dog over hill and dale, through
bush and ' briar, the pursuers finally
killed the animal. . It took 12 shots to
do the work.
HOT WEATHER MARK EQUALED
Temperature 94 .at 3 O'clock
At 3 o'clock this- afternoon, the hot
weather record of the season was
equaled, v the temperature recorded
In Observer Sherler's tower register
ing 94 degrees. July 11 the maximum
temperature recorded was 94 degrees
also- Yesterday at 3 o'clock the tm
perature was 9. Cooler breezes are
promised for the next few days.
'Change In'Tlme of Services.
There will be three masses at
Joseph's church every Sunday mor
ing, 7:30, 8:30 and 10:30.
HITS SMALL BOAT
St. Paul Bum os Into Steamer
Silver Crescent at the Dav
enport Levee. ' ''
QUINCY DELAYED ON ITS TRIP
Breaking of Steam Pipes Causes Trou-
: ble Many Excursion Trips
The St. Paul came up this morning
on its way north and the Qulncy came
dowi-. late on it& .way south. The
Quincy has been troubled with break
ing of steam pipes on" the trip to St.
Paul and will be overhauled at St.
In landing at the Davenport levee
t'ais morning the St. Paul struck the
Silver Crescent with considerable
foie and a section of railing on the
latter was torn away. The damage
was not sufficient to interfere with
the activities of the White Collar ex
cursion boat. -
Many Excursions Planned.
Sunday morning the Silver Crescent
will take an excursion from this city
to Muscatine where there is a Chau
tauqua in progress. Sunday is one of
the big days of the meeting there' and
it is thought that there will be many
from the tri-cities who will want to
take it in. The tickets will entitle
the holder to return on the Helen
Blair Monday morning instead of the
Silver Crescent Sunday evening if de-
tired. Today the boat made its reg
ular excursion trip up the Hennepin
canal with a good crowd on board.
The Columbia will make its. usual
run to Muscatine Saturday afternoon.
Saturday morning the W.,W. will
return here for a number of excursions
including the one given by the Island
City Boating association which wil
take place Monday . evening. . Satur
day afternoon the boat " will take a
trip up through the Moline locks. In
'he evening a Moline lodge has the
boat for an excursion out of that city.
Sunday the Carpenters' union of Mo
line gives an excursion to Clinton.
After the excursion of the Eagles of
Moline Tuesday, the boat will go north
The steamer David Tipton, in the
United States engineers' service, was
in port today. -
fSoclety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be jrladly received and published. But
In either case the Identity ot the sender
must be made Known, to Insure relta
bllity. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Lerchen-Fitzsimmons. Edward W
Lerchen and - Miss - Minnie Fitzsim-
mons were quietly married at the Con
gregatlonal , parsonage in Clinton
Iowa. Tuesday. Both, young people
are well known in this city. Mr
Lerchen having recently been a stu
dent at Brown's business college
while his bride. "-who has been em
ploved at the Weckel grocery, is
daughter of Mrs. Margaret FUzsim-
mons, 1229 Fourteenth street.
S. S. and R. Club Meets. The S. S.
and R. club met yesterday at the home
of Mrs. E. Ristau, 709 Seventh avenue.
At the business session plans for the
annual picnic at Campbell's island were
discussed. Games of various kinds
were played, the prizes in the contests
going to MrS. U.ara Elbloom and Mrs.
Lillian Smith. The hostess served a
nice lunch during the afternoon.
Party in Honor of Guest. Mrs. An
drew Shererr of this city was the
guest of honor at a party at the home
of her sister in Blue Grass. Iowa.
Tuesday evening. A large number of
friends called during the ' evening to
meet Mrs. Shererr.
SURE TO GET THEIR PAY
State so Informs Officer of. Spanish
War Veteran Here.
William Frey of the United Spanish
War Veterans of this city has received
information from the state authorities
that the money received for the back
pay for the militia in the Spanish war
will be turned over to the men as soon
as the state receives their war rec
ords. Mr. Frey hag been urged to as
sist in the matter by securing the
names of all of the veterans residing
in this part of the state, and securing
affidavits from Colonel W. T. Channon
as to their service during the war.
This clears up -all doubt as to the
shape the fund is in, and is assurance
that the men will at last receive the
pay that has been coming to them
for 10 years. - -
The Quincy and Ruth came down
and the Ruth and St.- Paul went north
The stage of water was 7.70 at 6 a. m.
and 7.C5 at noon.
The Remedy That Does.
"Dr. King's New Discovery Is the
remedy that does, the healing others
promise but fail to perform, says Mrs
E. R. Pierson, ot Auburn Centre, Pa
"It is curing me of throat and lung
trouble of long standing, that othei
treatments relieved only temporarily
New Discovery to doing me so mucb
good that I feel confident its continued
use for a reasonable length of time
will restore me to ; perfect health."
This renowned cough and cold remedy
and throat and'lung healer Is sold all
druggists. 50c and $1.00, Trial hot
Enjoy a day. spent in the
cool shady groves at the
Free admission every
day except Tuesdays
Come to the big cool
park on a trolley.
NEW FOWL DISCOVERY.
Composer Finds a Way to Make Tough
" Birds Tender.
A simple method for rendering the
toughest old rooster on earth as ten
der and juicy as a milk fed squab has
been perfected by Charles K. Harris
of New York, a summer resident of
Central Islip, X. Y.
The process, which is destined, Mr.
Harris says, to make boarding bouse
life one long dream of joy, was dis
covered by accident. The song writer
recently went Into chicken raising.
Among ' the brood he purchased for
starting purposes was an ancient cock-a-doodle-doer.
"Why, that?" asked Harris, pointing
his finger disdainfully. "He can't lay
eggs, nnd no self respecting hen would
take him for a husband." ,
The farmer said 'the rooster was a
prize fighter, so he was kept.
One night the venerable rooster tried
to pick a bug off a live electric wire
that ran up the side of the chicken
bouse and fell dead, a current of sev
eral hundred volts having passed
through bis body. -
Harris as an experiment cooked the
electrified. fowl. The result was as
tonishing. "-The rooster melted in the
comiwser's mouth. . Harris has rigged
up a "chair" for tough hens and roost
ers and has become a regular electro
MODERN JOHN GILPIN.
Green Motorcyclist Rode Fifty Miles
Before His Machine Stopped.
John Gilpiu's ride la fiction was du
plicated the other day at Great Bar-
rlngton. Mass., and that with ail the
modern improvements, when John Me
Carthy, a telephone collector, got start
ed on a motor cycle that be couldn't
6top and covered fifty miles before he
finally ran the machine into a stone
McCarthy was learning to ride the
machine. He turned it on full speed
and got a friend to start him off. And
the machine started at a clip of forty
miles an hour with McCarthy yelling
'Stop it, stop it!" at every turn of the
From Great Harrington to five miles
beyond Canaan. Conn- where he man
aged to turn around, and then back
through. Great Barrington to Housa
tonic, the machine and McCarthy
dasbed. with -McCarthy frightening
the" senses out of the neighborhood
with his yeIlsof "Stop it!" At Housa
tonic McCarthy turned into a stone
wall and came to a stop that way.
Curved Shoes iFor Walking.'
It is claimed for the new curved
shoes for walking which have be
come so popular in Germany - that
their great elasticity as well as their
length is responsible for the speed with
which a person wearing them can get
over the ground and that it is easier
to maintain a perfect balance than It
Is to remain upright on a bicycle.
It Can't Be Beat
The best of all teachers Is exper-.
ience. C. M. Harden, of Silver City,
North Carolina, 6ays: "I find Electric
Bitters does all that's claimed for It,
For stomach, liver and Sidney troubles
ir can't be beat, I have tried it and
find It a most excelleut medicine."
Mr. Harden Is right; it's the best of al!
medicines also for weakness, lame back.
and all run down conditions. Best too
for chills and malaria. Sold under
gurantee by all druggists. 50c.
than reliable quality of materials
and tailoring that stays when
you buy our clothes.
The perfect, trim "set" of the
coat collar ;the long, easy lines
of thec lapel; the drape and fall
of the back and sides as the coat
hangs from- the shoulders these
are distinguishing points in our
clothes. No-man ever need to
have trouble about fit in clothes;
our name on a garment is your
insurance of satisfaction. - It
stands for satisfaction to the
wearer in every detail.
. B. Zimmer & Son
(Sfc Building, 109 Eightenth St
"We. maJe your Ulher' Clothes. "
We loan any amount
of money, any time,
for any purpose, on
household goods, pi
anos, horses, cows,
fixtures, etc., with
out removal or de
lay, at the lowest
rates and on the
fairest terms ever
MUTUAL LOAN CO
People's National bank build
ing, room 4 It. Old phone west
122, new 5109. Open Wednesday
and Saturday nights. -
' So is- TEDDY, and so will 70a.
be if - - . v - .
. Does Tour Dental Work.
IT DONT HURT A BIT. '"
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