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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1908.
PLANT ONE OF
Addition to Rock Island Arse
nal is Discussed at
COMMANDANT HOBBS IS HOST
lion, the directors have made a hit in
the $1.5i0 prize program they have ar
ranged for auto contests and hor.se
shews to be presented each afternoon
of the exposition, supplemented in the
evening by Pain's famous Manhattan
Everybody in the three cities is
talking about the great fail exposi
tion to be given hi Rock Island. The
horse show and the wild animal ex
hibit constitute a feature alone worthy
of attracting people for hundreds of
miles. And the other features are on
If you want to be with the crowd.
make your plans to be in Reck Island
the week of Sept. 28.
General Crozier and Congressmen Mc
Kinney and Dawson 'Guests
$300,000 Appropriation Wanted.
HELD TO GRAND JURY
UNDER HEAVY BONDS
Colonel F. E. Ilobbs, commandant, at
Rock Island arsenal took advantage of
the presence of Brigadier General Cro
zier, chief of ordnance of the United
' States army, to invite Congressmen
McKinney of Illinois and Dawson of
Iowa to a conference last evening, at
which the future of the arsenal was
discussed.. The meeting took place at
b dinner given by Colonel Ilobbs at
1 The matter of installing a small
arms ammunition plant was taken up.
The ammunition for the new Spring
field rifles is at present manufactured
at the Frankfort and Philadelphia ar
J senals. and both of them are working
two shifts of men to keep up with the
demand. In the opinion of the army
officers and the congressmen the local
Mrs. Heuer, Who Obtained Money Un
der False Pretenses, Is Given Pre
liminary Trial In Jail.
Mrs. Clara 1 loner, who was arrested
some time auo on charges of obtain
ing money by means of false pretenses.
was tried before Magistrate Elliott
yesterday and held on the charges to
await the action of the grand jury.
She was placed under bonds of $700 to
assure her appearance, but as she was
unable to furnish the bonds she was
taken to jail.
E. X. Hereon of Watertown was the
complaining witness. He claimed that
the woman obtained loans from him
amounting to $G.il on the grounds that
she had money in the hands of a prom
inent Moline man. After inakinpr the
loans Hereen grew suspicious and on
arsenal could easily be fitted to make questioning the man who was supposed
the small arms ammunition, and the
plans they talked over have this object
in view. General Crozier is to place
the matter before the secretary of war,
"and at the next meeting of congress an
appropriation of somewhere in the
neighborhood or $300,000 will be asked
Othrr Improvement in Sluhl.
Most of this amount is for the in
stallation of the ammunition plant, but
about $00,tin, of it is desired for the
strengthening of the Rock Island
to be holding her money for her, found
the story was false. The case was
originally brought up before Justice J.
H. Cloland, but a change of venue was
taken to Magistrate Elliott.
President Stucker of the Union
Electric Telephone Compa
ny Talks of Plans
f0 MAKE PLANT AUlOMATIt
Waiting Now Only on Action of Moline
City Council Promises Rehabil
itation Within Year.
George B. Stucker of Hariisburg,
Pa., president of the Union Electric
Telephone & Telegraph company, Is iu
the city. In conversation with an Ar
gus representative he said he is con
fident that within three or iour months
at. the outside; the automatic system
will be installed by the company in
the three cities, the beginning of op
erations awaiting upon the passage of
the ordinance by Moline similar to the
one passed by Rock Island and Daven
port. There is every reason to expect
that the measure will be received with
favor In Moline, Mr. Stucker said.
Complete in Venr.
Once the improvements are started.
into the habit of guying him. Hell
-1 i ... : i. Ti .. ... . , 1 1
nuarifieu wiiii wrrs unui me lat
ter promised to give. him a beating if
he didn't shut up. He took the first
chance to tackle him that he found
and jumped on the old man in the
dark and with the aid of his compan
ion gave him the promised beating.
3RYAN DOWN FOR ADDRESS
Nominee Will Talk at Farmers' Na
.William J. Bryan is on the program
for the Fanners' National congress,
which meets at Madison, Wis., Sept.
24 30. Mr. Bryan speaks on the 2tth
and his topic will be "The Farmer
and His Relation to Public Affairs."
L. B. Strayer, vice president of the
congress, has sent the names of 100
from Rock Island county to Governor
Deneen to be furnished with creden
tials. In case the documents do not
come he asks that all planning to go
to Madison do -so and he promises
mat proper credentials win be ar
ranged for on arrival there.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Coker leave to
sht for California.
I. B. Titteiington left today for a
trip to Wyoming.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Biggs left this
they will be completed as rapidly as I morning for Brownsville, Texas.
possible, and within a year the system
in the three cities will be orought up
to all requirements and made, in fact,
BOY IS RUN DOWN
IN CROSSING STREET
Three-Year-Old Lad Tries to Join
Mother on Other Side and Is
Struck by Wagon.
BRUISES ARE NOT SERIOUS
Injured in Clinton
G. C. Bowman, 2.111 Eighth avenue.
the brakeman on the Burlington road
who was injured in Clinton, Iowa, Sun
bridee between the arsenal and Daven- lid evening, is on me road to re
linrt ollil in n 1 1 f v iiww nrl t mniviiMn . I CO t'lV
appropriation asked for is large, it is
not near as muon as would be neces
sary to put up a new plant, as there js
a building already on the island that
would make an excellent ammunition
plant. It is the most westerly building
on the south side of the main avenue
and at present is being used as a store
house. If congress approves of the
plan it will mean That the arsenal will
employ about 300 more men than at
Inwpert Hlver Work.
Colonel Hobbs and General Crozier
spent the afternoon on board the
steamer Ruth inspecting the river im
provements in this vicinity. They were
guests of Major C. S. Riche. The Mo
line lock and the Hennepin canal were
the principal points visited.
i lie inuises w inch he re
tie in no way serious and he
will be bale to resume his duties in a
Mr. Bowman runs on passenger
train No. ri. which arrives from Chi
cago at 7: 13 p. in. While attempting
to make a coupling he was caught be
tween them and bruised about the
chost and right shoulder.
WILL BE A REAL HUMMER
Funeral , of Mrs. Ross.
The funeral of Mrs. Fannia Ross of
South Rock Island was held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Jo
seph's church. Buricl was made in
Funeral of Mrs. Shucll.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Shuell,
31 1 Tenth street, was held at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon-from St. Joseph's
church. Burial was made in Calvary
Sunflower Weighs 52 Pounds.
Professor J. A. Udden "saw" the
sunflower grown by J. S. Streeper and
shown in the window of Math's confec
tionery store, and went it one better
today by bringing- a specimen grown
at his home on Thirty-eighth street
weighing 5VS pounds.
Rock Island Exposition to Be
That Was Promised For It.
The progress of events demonstrates
that the Rook Island exposition to he
held at Exposition park In this city.
the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, is to be
all that was promised for it and more.
Unquestionably it will be one of the
most elaborate and complete attrac
lions of a' minor nature ever under
taken. When we say minor, we mean
In comparison with some of the great
International events that have brought
renown to the enterprise, energy and
pluck of American effort in the past
dozen. or more years. The Rock Island
exposition is to he an exposition
proper, in alIN that the term im-1 Following is the constitution of the
plies, an amusement event of the h-st democratic party of Rock Island coun-
order. Neither expense nor labor ti.is ty. which has been adopted by the
John, the 3-year-old son of Nic Coin,
who runs the confectionery store on
Twentieth street, was run down last
evening by a bakery wagon. The lad
was playing in the store, when he saw
his mother approaching from the op
posite side of the street. He immedi
ately started to 'join her. but was com
pelled to stop in the street .while a
car went past. The car attracted the
attention of the boy, and he failed to
notice the approach of an Eagle bak
ery wagon, and the driver failed to
notice the boy, who was struck bv the
wheel and thrown under. Both wheels
passed over his body, but beyond a
few scratches and bruises he was un
ASSAILANTS OF OLD
MAN ARE ARRESTED
Young Men Who Beat Christopher
Anderson in Square Are Given
Heavy Fines for Deed.
The police have succeeded in get
ting the men. who assaulted Christo-
iji:t Aiiuerson Saturday night in
Garnsey square. Edward Bowers and
George Pennington were arrested to
day on the charge and at their trial
before Magistrate Elliott were found
guilty of assault and battery. Bowers
was given a fine of $100 and Penning
ton was let off easy with $25. The
story told at the trial was to the ef
fect that Anderson who is past mid
dle age, is continually picking trouble
with the boys aud young men and
the result was that they have come
CONSTITUTION ADOPTED BY THE
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATS
Mrs. C. Schmidt of Waterloo, Iowa,
is spending a few days in this city.
Dr. M. H. Patton and J. P. Duflin
left today for a three weeks' trip to
Harry Weiss has departed for Tuc
son. Ariz., where he will spend the
Mrs. Daniel Oliver Crilly of Chicago
is the guest of her cousin. Miss Fran
ces B. Parker, 1922 Third avenue.
Mrs. .1. II. Chandler and grand daugh
ter. Daisy Stapley, left this morning
to visit relatives in Peoria and Pekin,
E. E. Ryden, who has he-en touring
Iowa in the interest of Aujrustai
college, has returned to take up his
Mr. and Mrs. Robert a'o. and daugh
ter. Miss Dorothy Iee, have returned
from a six weeks visit in Denver and
other points in Colorado.
Miss Pauline Beaver of Cedar Rap
ids is visiting Miss Elizabeth Mcllugh
at the McHugh country place. Beau
lieu, in South Rock Island.
Mrs. C. O. Woodruff, her niece, Miss
MerleNHirst. and Miss Julia Crawford
returned last evening after spending
two weeks at Lake Geneva.
A party of land seekers composed
Warner, Albert Johnson and Charles
liaiicnn oil it Dmnlinlllnivn 111 lnfl '
loday with G. W. Streeter for New
Rockford, N. D. ',r,-
Martin Spencer, a pioneer of this
county who for many years has lived
at. Corning, Iowa, is visiting with
relatives in the lower end of the
county, one of the objects of his com
ing being to attend the old settlers'
Miss Nina Van Buren has returned
from a two month's outing visiting
places of interest at South Haven,
Mich., Duluth, Minn.; and Lake Min-
netonka. She was accompanied by!
Miss Eva Ishani of Des Moines at.
whose home she visited, taking in the
Iowa state fair.
H. C. Walker, supervisor of pen
manship in the St. Louis public
schools, whose system of muscular
movement writing was adopted for
use in the schools of Rock- Island as
well as Davenport and Moline, spent
the forenoon with Superintendent H.
B. Hayden in conforenee in reference
to the introduction of the system with
the beginning of school next week.
THREE PENNIES PAY FARE
been spared to make it so.
Apart from the diversity of free at
tractions, eizht in number and the
first and original C. W. Parker rail
road shuws. the Southern plantation
show, fresh from the Norfolk exposi-
GOOD TAILORED CLOTHES
AT A REASONABLE PRICE
TOGETHER WITH THE LARG
EST LINE OF PATTERNS IN
THE TRI-CITIES TO SELECT
CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.
Illinois Theater Building.
This organization shall be known as
the democratic party of Rock Island
The object of this organization is
to disseminate democratic principles
and to promote the success of the
democratic party in nolitical cam
paigns in the county of Rock Island
and, generally, to further the interests
of democracy in said county.
The membership of this organization
shall consist of all persons residing
in Rock Island county who subscribe
to the principles of the democratic
party as announced from time to lime
by the national democratic convention.
ARTICLE IV. ; n
For the purpose of organization the
county shall be divided into four districts:
No. 1 Rock Island and South Rock
No. 2 Moline and South Moline.
No. 3 The townships above Moline.
No. 4 The townships south of Rock
The officers shall be a chairman and
a secretary, to be selected by the
county committee, who are exofficio
members of all committees, and an
executive committee, consisting, in ad
dition to the above, of three vice chair
men from districts other than tne one
from which the chairman Is selected,
and two committeemen from district
No. 1 and two from district No. 3;
the vice chairman and committeemen
to be selected by the precinct commit
teemen of their respective districts.
The delegates to state, congressional
and senatorial conventions shall be ap- Exact Chana
four from district No. 1; three from
district No. 2, and two each from dis
tricts No. 3 and No. 4. All to be
chosen by the precinct committeemen
of their respective districts.
That a finance committee of three
he appointed hy the chair from each
Order of Business.
Reading minutes of last meeting.
Report of committees.
Communications and bills.
All other necessary committees are
to be appointed by tho chair and con
firmed by the executive committee
ARTICLE IX. .
Roberts' Rules of Order will be the
manual to follow in the parliamentary
conduct of tho meetings. Signed,
Rock Island, 111.
A. A. SAMUELS.
Moline, 111. r
GEORGE M. LUKENS.
South Rock Island, 111.
Adopted at meeting of democratic
county central committee. Turner hah,
Rock Island, 111., Aug. 27, 1908.
C. J. SMITH, Chairman
GEORGE. P. STAUDUHAR, Secretary
e Required to bet low
Rate in Cleveland.
Cleveland, Sept. 1. If the passenger
has his three pennies handy he can
ride for three cents on the street car
lines of the Municipal Traction com
pany fostered by Mayor Tom L. John
son, who forced the Cleveland Electric
five-cent road to lease to his company.
then raised the cash fare to five cents,
after two months of losing operation
at three. The new ruling was adopted
by the directors yesterday, decision be
ing reached that three-cent cash fare
shall be accepted, beginning today,
providing the conductor need not suf
fer loss of time in making change for
a nickel or larger com. cash rare
proffered in form other than three pen
nies will be five cents, while five tick
ets will be sold for 15 cents. ,
WATCH US GROW
Has Been Our Motto in the Face of a
In the face of 50 of labor unemployed we have pushed FOR
WARD and increased our business. Surely there must be a good
reason for it. It is simply this, - we are ever on the alert for good
bargains. "Eureka" we have found it. We found a man who
needed money more than the 1,000 coats he had on hand. We
made an offer. He accepted. We place these coats on sale at
remarkably low prices and will surprise you.
We will sell you a coat
valued at $10 for $5.00
We will sell you a coat
valued at $12.50 for $8.50
We will sell you a coat
valued at $15 for $10.00
We will soil you a coat
valued at $1(5.50 for $12.50
.We will sell you a coat
valued at $20 for $15.00
We will sell you a coat
valued at $33 for $25.00
These are all staple colors in black, tan, red, blue and brown, loose-fitting,
semi-fitting and tight fitting, and truly remarkable bar
gain?, just at the beginning of the season. Coats
laid away with a small deposit and
held until wanted.
Our Fall Opening of Dress Goods
Has opened up with remarkable activity. Our styles, cloths and shades
have made a HIT. Prices seem to be irresistible. - Hence the forward
movement which inspires our clerks to show and please customers with
enthusiasm. We assure you that visitors and customers are equally WEL
COME. Note a. few of our offerings for this week;
Satin Striped Prunellas, soft, lustrous for dressy wear, all colors,
Black Dress Goods, Barathea and Herring Bone stripes,
45'inch-Crispine and Crepe Granada, French Worsteds of high class
value, per yard 9S
Priestley's Eglantine and Lupins Voiles, new clinging voiles in chiffon
and suiting weights, per yard .
40 inch Corona and Chevron Suitings, worth $1.23,
per yard OSc1
42 inch Shadow Striped Serges, London blue and brown, worth $1.00,
Phantom Striped Wool Taffeta,
Brown, worth $1 per yard ....
Burgundy, Navy, Black, laf Green,
Levantine all wool Shadow Serges, rich dark shades, S5c,
per yard .;
Congressional Committee Called.
As retiring chairman of the demo
cratic congressional committee of the
Fourteenth district of Illinois I hereby
call a meeting of the new committee
at Monmouth, Wednesday, Sept. 2
1908, for the purpose of organizing
The congressional convention meets at
that time and place and said commit
tee will meet and organize In the
same hall. JOHN P. SEXTON,
The W. W., North Star. Mac, Emily,
J. P. Pearson and Harriet were north
and south, while the Lizzie Gardner
and Jaunetta passed north. The Col
umbia was In from Burlington.
Tlie stage of water was 3.10 at 6 a.
m. and 3.20 at noon.
Organized Labor Attention.
The full page circulars sent out by
the Totten Music house were printed
by the Rock Island Dally Union,
unionized shop. The label was omit
ted my mistake. ,
ROCK ISLAND UNION.
Schools Will Open Sept 8.
Tho public ; schools of South. Rock
Island will open Sept 8 by order of
the board of directors. Monday being
Labor day. the opening is postponed
one week. , , .
fRociety news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
ie giadiy received ana puDiishea. But
In either case the identity of the sender
must be made Known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Abraham-Arenschield. The mar
riage or Miss Myrtle Arenschield,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Aren
schield of Watertown. to Aaron G.
Abraham of Moline took place today
at noon at the home of the bride. The
ceremony was performed by Dr. C.
E. Taylor of Rock Island, who is an
old friend of the family. Miss Leila
Taylor of this city was the bridesmaid
and Harry I. Gilloghy of Chicago was
the best man. The affair was very
elaborate ; and a large company of
friends witnessed . the ceremony. Mr.
and Mrs. Abraham left for Chicago
for a wedding trip and will later make
their home in Moline. Mr. Abraham
is president of the Moline Candy
Manufacturing company and both he
and his bride are well known in the
Children to Give Cantata. The
Children of Storyland," a cantata.
will be given at the home of Miss
Mary Long, 203C Thirteenth avenue.
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock for the
benefit of the South Park Presbyter
Ian chapel. Ice cream and cake will
be 'served after the entertainment.
The cast of characters in the play Is
Leading character. .-Thankful Sprague
Red Riding Hood ...... .Pearl Loucks
Cinderella Delia Ditch
Little Boy Blue.1. . ". ".-. . Raymond Loug
Goody-Two-Shoes Dorothy Soady
Jennie Wren.. Alice Lubnow
Jack Horner .Earl Brookman
Jack the Giant Killer .Glen Fry
Bo. Peep Mildred Schieberl
Tommy Tucker Bernard Stevens
King Cole '. ... .Ralph Lemons
Buy a Broom . . . Ralph Fulmer
Old Woman in ''Shoe.. Frances Hughes
Simple Simon and the Pieman....
Oran and Charlie Sprague
Mistress Mary Blanche Negus
Alladin Forest. Fry
Silver Hare ...Nellie Benning
Lord Fauntelroy Nettie Reniuey
Jack ami J ill ... .'.
.Joe Schieberl and Gladys Hoffman
Old Mother Hubbard... Rosa Lubnow
Miss Muffet Edna Molnnis
Mother Goose MIna Bender
Little Girl With a Curl
Babes in the Woods..,.
Etta and Frank Winter
Uncle Tom and Eva
..Harry Stoakes and Mary Herman
Santa Claus Irvin Fulmer
Queen of the Fairies. .Hazel Spaulding
Has Birthday Party. Miss Agnes
Barney entertained 20 of her friends
at her home, 523 Sixth avenue, yes
terday. The evening was spent in
games and music. The first prize in
the games was awarded to Miss Ethel
Bcrglin and the booby prize to Miss
Georgia Brethway. In remembrance
of her birthday Miss Barney was pre
sented with a ruby ring. At a late
hour supper was served by the hos
last evening which
about 45 couples.
was attended by"
Had Tetter for Thirty Years.
I have suffered with tetter for 30
years and have tried almost countless
remedies with little, If any, relief.
Three boxes of Chamberlain's Salve
cured me. It was a torture. It breaks
out a little sometimes, but nothing to
what it used to do. D. H. Beach. Mid
land City, Ala. Chamberlain's Salve
Is for sale by all druggists.
Benefit Card Party. The Sunshine
Relief society gave a benefit card
party at the Towor last evening.
Twelve tables were surrounded, cinch
and "500" beins played on the east
veranda of the inn. Five beautiful
pieces of. hand painted china were
given as prizes. The monthly meet
ing of the society will be held Thurs
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. C.
Nelson, 2325 Seventh avenue.
Will Give Card Party. The ladies
auxiliary to tho Brotherhood ' of Rail
way Trainmen, No. 2C6, will give s
card party tomorrow, afternoon from
2 to 5 o'clock on the lawn of Mrs,
James Hanson's home, 2525 Eightn
and-a-half avenue. . In case of rain
the games will be played in the house.
Thirty Club Dance. The Thirty club
gave a dancing party at the Tower
THE BOY WITH GLASSES
Is far more apt to he a man
without glasses, than the weak
eyed little fellow whose optica
are not taken care of. An ounce,
of prevention weighs a good deal
if applied to the eyes. -
Now is the time to prepare
your child for the school term
that is about to begin. Bring
them in and have Dr. Myers ex
amine their eyes.
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
212 Safety Building.
. Hock Island, UL "
3 s Fsr Pt ta
Cm f f
after Drmx Vamr.