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THE i RGT IS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 1008.
ARE DINED BY
Thomas Hisgen, Independence
Party Candidate, and W. R.
Hearst Are Entertained
AT THE ROCK ISLAND CLUB
Publishef-Politician and His Party Are
Welcomed by Speakers Make
Response to Toasts.
v Hon. Thomas Hisgen, candidate for
president on the independence party
ticket, and William Randolph Hearst,
publisher of the Hearst papers and
the head of the independence-party,
were guests of honor last evening at
a dinner of the Tri-City Press club
at ' the Rock Island Club. The
dinner was served in the banquet
room at 5:30, an excellent repast be
ing provided for the club members and
their guests. The party at the tables
included besides the tri-city newspaper
men and the guests of honor, a few invit
ed guests, including Mayor H. C. Schaf
fer of this city and Mayor G. W. Scott
of Davenport. Mayor Schaffer was ill
during the day and unable to partici
pate in the Labor day celebration, but
determined to assist the Press club
in welcoming its guests.
Val J. Peter, president of the Press
club, presided as toastmaster and in
opening the after, dinner program, ex
tended" to the visitors a welcome to
the tri-cities, on behalf of the club
and the people of the three cities. Mr.
Hisgen was presented to the company
and responded briefly, commenting on
the power of the press, particularly in
the making or breaking of political
figures. He declared himself ready at
any time to talk' for newspaper pub
lication. He concluded, with a show
of confidence, by inviting all of those
present to attend his inauguration as
president next March in Washington.
George W. McCaskrin, candidate of
the independence party for governor
of Illinois, spoke of the future of the
tri-cities, and concluded by thanking
the club for its courtesy to the city's
guests. W. A. Meese of Moline re
sponded to a toast in a very happy
way. He welcomed the visitors as
men rather than politicians, and de
clared in confidential tone that Mo
line will entertain with Rock Island
any and all democrats, socialists, or
independence party leaiers, but will
be entirely republican on election day.
B. F. Tillinghast of Davenpojt, for
mer president of the Press club, com
mented on the position of Mr. Hearst
as a national figure. He remarked on
Are you remembering the
birthdays? 1 Wouldn't a pretty
little nosegay, a wee blos
som, or a tiny rosebud intne
form of a ring, pin,. or brooch
be JUST THE THING for a
gift? If it came from this
store how could it be otherwise?
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Rock Island, III.
In new location.
1730 Third Avenue.
For school opening I secured a
Job in Fountain pens with 14-k
gold pens, which we will sell
during September at 50 cents
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" 1730 Third Avenue -I
is headquarters for
New and Second Hand.
SCHOOL BOOKS. ,
I buy rll books that are in
good condition and now in use
in our public schools. ,
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
Cor. Eighteenth Street and .
RACES OF HOSE
FOR EXPO. WEEK
Chiefs of Three Cities Also to
Run 'With TJjeir Sin
, Qle Rigs.
the fact that although but a young
man Mr. Hearst is a genuine national
figure. He gave in a pleasing manner,
a few of the characteristics of Mr.
Hearst and his publications, quoting
from Charles Edward Russell, a former
tri-city newspaper man and now a
prominent contributor to magazine lit
erature. Robert Rexdale also spoke
fittingly of the occasion.
Mr. Hearst responded gracefully to
an invitation to speak. He carefully
avoided any "political discussion,
and devoted his remarks to
the ethics of the newspaper
profession. This profession, he re
marked, is one of which every journal
ist and newspaper man can well be
proud, provided the higher standards
are lived up to faithfully.
Those present included: William
Randolph Hearst. New York; Thomas
L. Hisgen, Springfield, Mass.; Val J.
Peter, Clement L. Pollock, George W.
McCaskrin; E. M. Sharon, Frederick
B. Sharon, George C. Hisgen, Albany,
X. Y.; J. B. Richardson, A. Atkinson,
H. E. Downer. X. E. Munson, William
A. Meese, Judge Robert W. Olmsted,
Albert Huber, E. S. Petersberger, Vic
tor Martin, W. A. Xeedham. Des
Moines, Iowa; Hugh W. Roff, T. F.
Wheelan, Frederick B. Cooper, M. R.
Carlson, John Sundine, Julius K.
Brandenburg, Adolph Peterson, W. L.
Purcell, C. E. Taylor. La Grange, Mo.;
Hugh Harrison, A. M. Compton, Sher
man W. Searle, Mayor H. C. Schaffer,
W. U. Hall, Port Byron; Mayor G. W.
Scott of Davenport, B. F. Tillinghast,
D. C. Poole, Jr., W. F. Eastman,
Robert Rexdale, Ralph W. Cram, C.
A. Ficke, H. M. McKeever.
UeccptioiiH at Hotel.
Following the Press club function,
the visitors went to ths Harper house,
where a public reception was given
for Mr. Hearst and Mr. Hisgen. Later
a similar reception was given at the
Manufacturers' hotel in Moline. Quite
a number of citizens took advantage
of the opportunity to meet the pub;
lisher-politician and his candidate for
president of the United States.
The Tri-City Press club has now
been the host for three of the present
candidates for president. Several
times it has enjoyed the pleasure of
entertaining Hon. William Jennings
Bryan, and he is one of the club's
honorary members. While he was
secretary of war, Mr. Taft was the
guest of the club, coming to visit Rock
Island arsenal at the club's invitation.
Like Mr. Bryan, Mr. Taft is an hon
orary member of the club. Xow a
th'yd candidate for, tho place of na
tional executive nas oeen uuie name u.
He is the only one of the three to be
entertained after his nomination as a
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THOMAS L. HISGEX, INDEPENDENCE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT
WHO SPOKE AT LABOR DAY CELEBRATION.
SET EARLIER DATE
Fair at Watertown
Will bs Held Sept.
Instead of In October.
WEATHER IS THE REASON
This Month Eelieved to Be More Fa
vorable Plan Much the Same
as That of Last Year.
south of Eleventh avenue without dam
age. At Eleventh avenue the wagon
struck the curb for the last time and
stopped, and the horse went on over a
lawn. The driver, though jerked from
his seat, still .held on and finally
brought the animal to a stop. The
damage was lights
It has been decided by the Rock Is?
land Exposition directors to hold on
each of the three days set apart for
the three cities a race for the fire de
partments of Rock Island, Moline and
Davenport. Davenport Jay is Tues
day, Sept. 29, Moline day Thursday and
Rock Island day Saturday.
Attractive prizes will be put up for
half-mile dashes, in each of which a
hose cart from each of the three cities
will compete. It is also planned to
have a run each day for the chiefs in
their wagons. At first it was expected
to have the hook and ladder- trucks
entered also, but this was abandoned
because it was feared that danger to
life and limb might result from at
tempting to handle such cumbersome
vehicles on the track. It was decided
to take but one team from each de
partment each day in order to avoid
weakening the service in case of fire
during" the afternoons mentioned.
Hum Mor-'lo Pick From.
Davenport will have the advantage
in the competition because of a larger
number of teams to select from, but
Rock Island and Moline are not pre
pared to concede defeat till the last
race is run.
The races will be run in the after
noon and are expected to be among the
most attractive and thrilling features
of the exposition.
E. Goldsmith has returned from the
east. -. ; . ; V v'
Fay Harper left for .New York last
night. ...... ., . . .
R. C.lltcaettlia 'returned to school
at Williams college.
I Mr. and Mrs. John Mudge are the
The annual fair of the Watertown rarents of an eight-poiind son, born
........ , , this morning.
nnRmtal- which it was nnnminwl w.-n.hm
, , . tl, I Mrs. T. J. O'Brien and son Neil and
ne new in uctouer at the time of tne daugnter Marie
have returned from a
meeting of the State . Conference of visit in Chicago.S?
Lhanties in this city, will he held this , Dr. J.. R. Hollowbush is attending
month instead. Dr. W. E. Taylor, su- the convention of the Trl-State Medi
pei intendent of the hospital, has an- cal sciety at Ottumwa, Iowa. '
nounced that the dates for the fair will ' Mrs; Mar' H- Wadsworth is expect
ed nome today irom an extended trip
around the world of more than a year.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Searle have
be Sept. 17, iS and 19. It is explained
that the change in the dates was made
Dccause or tne tear of cold and wet returned to their home in this city
weather during October, and this after spending the summer on their
would make it impossible for the na- farm.-
iienis ot me institution to participate
in the fair. Last year no admission to earllest Sl-rviving pioneer of this'part
the fair grounds was charged, but this f th(k hnvinjr aomH Wa in
year it has been decided to charge:, a I
general admission of 15 cents.. The
proceeds go entirely to the patients of
j Captain W. L. Clark of Buffalo, the
MADE 143 CALLS IN MONTH
Visiting Nurse Submits Report at Reg
ular Meeting of Association.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Visiting Nurse association was held
last evening at the home of Mrs. A.
Mosenfelder. The report of the visits
ing nurse. Miss Margaret Giles, show
ed that 143 calls had been made during
the month. There were 17 patients
cared for, 11 being new ones and 6
old ones. Of this number 12 recover
ed, two died and there are three re
maining. The nurse worked under
Drs Bernhardi, Sr. and Jr., Snively,
DeSilva, Lachner, Wilson and Souders.
The follovlg donated the amounts set
opposite their names during the month:
Ladies' Deborah society ,....$ 5
Dr. V. A. Bergland 2
City council 20
Order of Eastern Star 10
Mrs. C. W. Hawes 10
Mrs. Allan Welch 2
'Eczema Is Now Curable.
fcemo, a scientific preparation for
external use. Stops itching Instantly
and destroys the germs that cause
skin, diseases. Eczema quickly yields
and Is permanently cured by this re
markable medicine. All druggists
Write for sample. E. "W. Rose Medi
cal company, St. Louis, Mo. For sale
by Harper House pharmacy.
Licensed to Wed.
Charles A. Powers.'.-?.. i. Rock Island
Mrs. Hattie Williams Rock Island
August Miller Drury
Agnes O'Brien. ; . . , . , . .Drury
the institution. . - -
. 1st the Xwoml One. ".; " !
The first annual fair of the. Illinois
Western Hospital' for the" Insane was
held last year, and was in the nature
of an experiment by Dr. Taylor. It
was designed with a double purpose,
the entertainment and amusement of
the patients being the main aim, and
the secondary purpose being the pro
vision of an opportunity r t!S gen
eral public to learn more closely just
what the patients do with their time
at the hospital. The exhibits were of
a very general character, Including al
most everything from farm and stock
products to fancy needlework, fine art
pieces of hammered brass, and paint
ings, and hundreds of other articles.
all made by inmates of the hospital.
The fair attracted attention in all parts
of the state, and hundreds of people
visited the grounds daily. The arti
cles made by the patients were on
sale. The usual amusements of a fair
were provided for the patients with
The event last year was such a suc
cess that Dr. Taylor decided to make
it an annual thing.
HAVE AN EXCITING' RUNAWAY
Two Men Look Death In the Face Near
Long View Par, r :
Residents on Fifteenth street south
of. Eleventh avenue saw an exciting
runaway thl3 morning. Two men in
a light wagon were coming down Fif
teenth 'street when the back band
broke and the horse started' to ; run.
With 'the shafts swaying from Bide to
side the vehicle careened from one
curb to the other. Near the foot of
the grade' a bump was . encountered
that deposited one of the occupants on
the pavement . The other clung-desperately
to the lines and byjrare good
fortune and the exercise of .orne. skill
managed to pass between two xJgs just
of the cduntry, having settled here in
1827, was in the city today.
Mrs. Carl Wessendorf and daughter
Miss Marie of Memphis are here for a
brief visit on their way home from
New . York, where they spent the sum
L C. Martin, formerly with the Bur
lington road here and now with the
Moffatt road at Denver, is in the city
for a visit of two weeks at the home
of his sister, Mrs. R. s. Woodburn.
Mrs. Julia Schocker and daughter,
Miss Elsie J. Schocker, have returned
from a two week's visit at Milwaukee.
Henry Schocker, who joined them in
Milwaukee last week, accompanied
. Miss Lily Burton from the steno
graphic department at the Modern
Woodmen returned home from Chicago
Monday, accompanied by her cousin.
Chester Nutt. She also visited friends
in St. Joseph, Mich., Benton Harbor,
Mich., and Jolfet. Mr. Nutt expects to
remain here several weeks.
Captain H. A. J. McDonald. B. F.
Knox, Dr. Joseph DeSilva Hon. L. S.
McCabe, Captain W. A. Rosenfield, E
W. Schoede. Senator F. A. Landee, C
W. Lundahl, Representative Thomas
Campbell, and other delegates leff to
day to attend the state republican
convention at Springfield tomorrow.
; E. -H.-Wey, for the1 past year man
ager at the Harper house, severs his
connection with that hostelry Thurs
day of this week in order to accept a
position in Chicago for which city" he
leaves with his wife Friday morning.
Mr, Wey has. many . friends in, Rock
Island who regrets his departure from
"Miss -Grace Farrell. is spending a
few days -with her:couslns, the Misses
Eliskajand Mary Parker, on her way
home from.WfHIamsport and Lake Ge
neva, Vis.,- where she attended the
internatioiVal convention of the W. C
T.: u. for '-college.' girls, being a dele
gate" from the University of Iowa, at
EATURE FOR SPECIAL DAY
Rock Island, Moline and Davenporf
Will Have One Team Entered
James H. Flannigan.
James H. Flannigan of Moline died
yesterday morning at St. Anthony's
hospital where he had been confined
for the last seven weeks suffering
with dropsy. Mr. Flannigan was born
in Pennsylvania and was 37 years of
age. He had lived m Moline for the
last 16 years and was well known.
He is survived by his wile and a
brother, Hugh, of Moline. The funeral
will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30
o'clock from the home of H. C. Reese.
1801 Third avenue, Moline, and at 9
o'clock from St. Mary's -Catuolii
church. Father Kelley will have
charge of the services which will
be under the auspices of the
Eagle's lodge of which Mr. Flannigan
was a member. Burial will take place
Jacob Baltzer, 1517 Thirty-first street,
died this morning from an attack of
pneumonia with which he had been
suffering for some time. Mrv Baltzer
was born in Germany' In 1808 and had
lived in this city for the last 18 years.
He is survived by a wife and six chil
dren. The funeral will be In charge
of the Western Catholic union, of
which Mr. Baltzer was a member.
Father A. Geyer.will conduct the serv
ices, which will be held Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's
church. Burial will take place at SL
Pass the Pipe
The pow-wow is not strictly con
fined to the noble red men. Some
times the butcher and the baker and
the rest of them get their heads to
gether and discuss the merits of their
patrons in this way. Delinquents on
their books are known and their credit
is questioned. Isn't it better to keep
your name out of these pow-wows
and if you owe the different dealers,
settle with them NOW? By all means.
Now that we have furnished the ad
vice, let ns furnish the money, too.
We'll be glad to let you have the cash
to "square yourself." Come and get
our proposition in detail, or if you can
hot call let us know by letter or phone
and our man will call on you to ar
range matters. Any amount from
$10.00 upward. Any amount from
service. No loan, no charge.
FIDELITY, LOAN CO.
MITCHELL. A LYNDB BLOCK,
Room 38, Rock Ialaad.
Office hoars, 8 a. m. to p. m ui
Saturday eveninga. Old telephone weot
514 5 aew 011
SECURE A SPEAKER
CM. Ellinwood of Chicago to
Give Series of Talks Under
Y. M. C. A. Auspices
IN THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES
Will Come Sept. 21 and Conduct Week
of Meetings Gives Address
Bible Rally Day.
stocd the case is filed to recover for
personal injury sustained while Mil
lard was employed at the company's
plant. J. K. Scott is the plaintiff's
The Rock Island Y. M C. A. has ar
ranged to bring C. M. Ellinvood of
Chicago, a well known religious work
er and author of "His Will," a re
ligious work, to this city to conduct
a series of bible study meetings m
the different churches under the aus
pices -of the Association. Mr. Ellin
wood will come here Sept. 21, and
during the week will speak each even
inp: in one of the churches, his sub
jects being as follows: "Conviction,"
"Repentance," "Faith," "Forgiveness,"
"Regeneration," and "Abiding." He
will speak in a different church each
evening. The announcement of the
churches where the meetings are to
be held will be made later. Sunday,
Sept. 27, Mr. Ellinwood will address
the men's meeting at the Y. M. C. A.
The day will be observed as bible
study rally day, and enrollment will
be made for the three bible study
classes which will begin the courses
the following Sunday.
The day will also be enrollment
day for the B. G. M. and will be bible
study rally day. Rev. R. S. Haney of
Moline will be the cpeaker. Speakers
for the B. G. M. meetings are an
nounced as fellow:
Oct! 4 Rev. D. S. Andrewartha of
Oct. 11 Rev. J. L. Vance of Rock
Speakers for the men's meetings
h?ve been secured as follows:
Oct, 4 Anniversary day (speaker
Oct. 11 State day. J. A. Hanne,
secretary of Galesburg Y. M. C. A., on
"State Wide Work."
Oct. 11 Secretary r. A. Fundi
Oct. 25 O. E. Child of Moline.
our safety vault can t be told in
You have your life insured?
And your home? And every
thing valuable. But if the proof
is destroyed, what then?
The safety box may save you
thousands more dollars than its
Today is the time, not tomor
row! Rock Island Safety
At the Family. Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Ellsworth, in their, one act society
play, "The Silk Stocking," by A. K
Jones, are the headliners of the bill
at the Family the first half of this
week. The act is full of comedy. An
other act that is worthy of much com
ment is that being presented by John
Marion and Grace Lillian, presenting
a singing and dancing specialty en
titled, "A Vaudeville Surprise." Both
members of this team formerly starred
with the "Two Waifs." Mitchell. Wil
lard and McCarthy are presenting a
comedy singing, dancing and talking
act entitled, "The Matrimonial A gen
cy," which Is overflowing with com
edy. The Wakahame troupe of Japs
contortionists and acrobats, are clos
ing the bill. Loyd Livermore is sing
ing "The Little Drummer Boy" for
the illustrated song this week. The
feature picture of the moving pictures
is that entitled . "The Plain Clothes
At the Elite. Manager Friedenwald
of the Elite theater is putting on what
he claims is the best vaudeville ever
presented In the three cities and a
large number of patrons are bearing
him out In his statements. The last,
act on the program is given by the Co
lonial quartet, and Is pronounced the
best and highest class quartet act on
the road. The play put on is called
the "Artist's Dream, or the Awaken
ing." Morris and Daly, Irish comedi
ans, head the bill with funny singing
and dancing." Arnold and Artie follow
with a-comedy' barrel jumping act.
Miss" Lois Fuert. contralto, is-next on
tho list. The eliteoscooe shows the
J "Romance of the Gipsy Camp."
Wants $3,000 Damages.
"Charles Millard has fled a praecipe
in a $3,000 damage suit against the
Mutual Wheel company. The declara
tion has not been filed, but it is under-
. EYE STRAIN .
And Optically Impaired Vision.
By the term "Eye Strain" is de
noted' that condition of the
visual apparatus wherein mus
cular effort is constantly requir
ed in order to maintain acute
This strain or effort is usually
without the knowledge of the in
dividual other than that pro
duced in the indirect way
through nervous exhaustion, and
its following of associated con
ditions. A great many people suffer
from the effects of "Eye Strain"
without knowing the cause.
Those who suffer from head
ache.' nervousness, insomnia, or
similar troulles, should have
their eyes attended to. Dr.
Myers will make a careful ex
amination for you and tell you
exactly what the trouble is.
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
212 Safety Building.
Rock Island, IIL
W ili a aim s.o'rv
Going out of business.
A Everything Must Go,
226 Seventeenth Street.
Have moved to 226. Seventeenth street
and will continue the sale until every
thing is sold. Have about 150 Cook
Stoves, Ranges and Heaters left. Call
and see what I will give you for your
.money. ;. -
J. P. WillioLinnisoBii
226 Seventeenth Street.