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THE iRGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1998.
FREE SHOWS OF
FOR THE EXPO.
Only Highest Grade of Attrac
tions Have Been Secured,
for the vVeek.
FIREWORKS IN CLASS OF OWN
Home Coming for Former Rock Island
ers Promises to Be One of En
One of the most Interesting attrac
tions of Exposition week will be Cap
tain Webb's trained seals. These re
markable animals display an almost
human intelligence, indicating an abil
ity to count, performing on various
musical Instruments, playing simple
games, juggling with torches, and do
ing many other remarkable stunts.
Another attraction of a similarly inter
esting and instructive character is the
Navello combination consisting of ele
phants, dogs and ponies with a corps
of 11 attendants. This is the highest
. priced act of its kind in America, and
ONE OF CAPTAIN WEBB S EDUCAT
has but recently returned from a tri-1
umphaut European tour. The huge
elephants perform many wonderful
feats, showing an agility never expect
ed in animals of their size. These two
shows are only a part of the free en
tertainment furnished exposition vis
itors. Inly Firmnrfcii of Kind.
The fireworks program is one of un
usual excellence. No matter what may
be claimed by others, the Rock Island
Exposition, will present the only re
production of Pain's Manhattan Beach
display, and that is the finest ever
shown. The contract with the Pain
company was made several weeks ago
and expressly stipulated that the Man
hattan Beach program should not be
presented elsewhere in this part of
Without any organized effort the
home coming feature of the exposition
is assuming definite and satisfactory
proportions, and great interest is be
ing manifested. AH residents of Rock
Island county are urged to invite their
absent friends and relatives to the
home city during Exposition week, that
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Three private offices, open
Wednesday and Saturday even
the" festivities of the period may be
rendered doubly enjoyable.
The automobile display will not be
as much of a speed contest as it will
be at test of tne starting, stopping and
steering abilities of each car. There
will be obstacle races, loading and un
loading races, relay contests in which
each of four manufacturers enters
three cars, and similar tests of reliabil
ity and responsiveness of machinery
rather than of speed alone.
Prize for I)e-orutloun.
A large prize will be offered for the
best decorated car, and in this compe
tition, as in all others, entrance is
All auto owners In this region are
invited to participate in the open in?
day parade, starting at p. m..
Monday, Sept. 28., from the Rock Is
land Club. All in the parade will be
admitted to the grounds free of charge,
and the club building will be thrown
open to all owners and their guests.
FATHER HAS SON
HELD FOR ASSAULT
Georqe Anderson Says Young Man
Cave Kim Beating in Return
- for Advice.
George Anderson had his son, Frank.
arrested yesterday fo.- assault and
battery. The case was brought up be
fore Justice Johnson and was contin
ued until Monday evening. Young
Anderson was allowed his freedom on
ED SEALS JUGGLING FIREBRAND.
his own recognizance. The father
claims that his son is a worthless fel
low who lives at home without giving
the family any help and that when he
ordeied hini to get work or get out
the son attacked him and gave him a
A neighborhood scrap took place in
the west end of the viity yesterda.;
afternoon when Sam, Morris and
Clara Brien met Ed, Catherine and
Benjamin Wilhite in a pitched battle
in which stones were used as weap
ons. It scorns that the t.ouhle started
over the ownership of some chickens.
It i.i claimed that Ben Wilhite started
to throw stones and a free-for-all fight
followed. The arrival of the patrol
and several iKilieemen stopped ths
row. Justice D. R. McFarlane heard
part of the case last evening and con
tinued it until Monday afternoon at
On request of the complainant,
Harry Orman, the case against Victor
Van Tieghen and August Van Kerre
broeck, for violation of the Sunday
closing law, were dismissed by Justice
D. R. McFarlane. Like cases before
Justice Wells were also dismissed.
COMPANION STATUE OF
HEBE IS TAKEN DOWN
Park Commissioner Jackson Hopes
Public Spirited Citizen Will Re
place One Destroyed.
When inquiry was made this morn
ing by an Argus representative of
Park Commissioner William Jackson
as to what was going to be done to
procure a statue in place of the one
of Hebe in Spencer square which was
destroyed a few days ago, Mr. Jackson
"I have given directions to Ground
Keeper Huller to take down the statue
of Flora, which was the companion
statue of Hebe. - The lawyers of this
city dedicated Flora, but It will not
be in good taste to let that statue
stand alone on the pavilion stairway.
We need. another for the opposite side.
"These two statues were very pretty
ornaments when standing together. I
am in hopes that some public spirited
citizen who has not done anything yet
for our parks, or if he has, who. would
like to do more for a popujar purpose,
will donate us a statue to take the
place occupied by Hebe. I would like
to have an upright statue like Flora
From the peculiar make of Hebe, I
was somewhat afraid of it. There are
some nicea statues at nominal cost that
would look well in Hebe's place."
All tlie news all the time
TOTAL IS 5 SHORT
womparison tn Enrollment
Public Schools Shows Very
rVORK IS NOW ORGANIZED
Classes Will Take Up Study in Earn
est Next Week Few South
Heights Pupils Enter.
A comparison of the enrollment of
the public schools this year and for
he last school year shows that the to
tal is but five less than in the first
week of the fall term of 1907. This
year the enrollment is 2,831, aim in
1007 the total was 2.835.
Following are the figures for this
Boys. Girls. T'l
Hawthorne 23(5 311
Washington ." . . 8
Lincoln .' 288
Eugene Field 153
Longfellow 1 70
Horace Mann lt!2
Total 1407 1424 2831
For 1907 the figures were as fol
Boys. Girls. T'l
Hawthorne 254 293 547
Washington 73 57 l:
Kemble 87 100 18
Lincoln .. 284 215 499
Eugene Field 140 133 279
Irving 183 206 3S9
Longfellow 161 168 329
Horace Mann 156 13 329
Grant 71 75 146
Total 1415 1420 2835
Arr Now Organized.
The schools are now organized fully,
and next week the work of the classes
will he begun in earnest. It is stated
by Superintendent II. B. Hayden that
the enrollment of pupils residing in
the newly annexed territory of South
Heights is not large in the city schools,
and the explanation is that the people
of this territory do not realize that
the children may attend the city
schools without tuition charge.
ELKS HAVE TO
in Woods" at Peterson's Island
Can Not Be Held Water
Is Too Low.
The low slage of the river has made
it advisable for the Elks to postpone
the date of their celebration of the
"day in the woods" which was to have
taken place tomorrow. It was planned
to go on a steamer to Peterson's island
and to take a boat ride on the river
there, bu as. the water is too low
that even the landing on the island
would be dangerous, it was decided
to hold the picnic at a later date.
Society news, written or telephoned
to me society editor of The Areus, will
lie gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be mnde known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear 'sig
nature and address.
Miscellaneous Shower. Miss Sarah
Strawhorn entertained a party of
young ladies last evening at her
home, 2909 Seventh avenue, at a pre
nuptial party in the form of a mis
cellaneous shower in honor of Miss
Emma C. Shuey, who is to be a bride
of the coming week. The house was
beautifully decorated in hearts, bells,
candles and asters, carrying out the
colors rose and white. The evening
was pleasantly spent in music and
games, in the guessing contest Miss
Bertha Glockoff of Davenport was
awarded the prize. Miss Rose Mee-
han of Davenport favomd the com
pany with readings. After, the. games
a supper was served by the hostess,
each place being marked by a hand
painted place card. Later in the eveb
ing a prettily decorated basket filled
with many beautiful presents was pre
sented to the bride-to-be.
Sunshine Girls Enteciained. The
Sunshine girls' class of the Second
Cnristian church with their teacher,
Miss Violet D. Strupp, were entertain
ed Thursday evening at hehome of
Miss Erna Borell, 1207. Second street
The evening was spent in music and
games, after which a delicious lunch
eon was served. In a guessing con
test prizes were awarded to Grace
I Bysinger, Hazel
Huntley and Miss
Celebrates . Birthday. Mrs. Albert
Burton at her home, 2310 Fifth-and-a
I half avenue, entertained a number of
I ladies Thursday afternoon, the occa
sion being her birthday anniversary
She received many handsome gifts
Luncheon was served by the hostess
and a delightful afternoon passed.
For Bride-Elect. Mr3. J. R. Tuckis
at her home, 1201 Four.eenth-and-a
half street, yesterday afternoon enter
tained a company of young ladies at
a thimble party as a courtesy to Miss
Fern Altmann whose marriage will
take place this fall. The hostess
served a nice lunch during the after
Dance at Areenal Golf Club. Col-'
onel and Mrs. F. E. Hobbs will enter-
ain at a dancing party for their daugh-
ers, the Misses Eleanor and Marion I
Hobbs, next Saturday evening at the
Rock Island Arsenal Golf eluh hnnsp
on the island. Miss Gladys Gilbert of j
RnKtnn Mass. will he thp jmnct F '
Repeat Cantata. The childrsn of
the South Park Presbyterian chapel
last evening repeated the cantata en
titled "The Children of Storyland" on
the lawn at the hon e of Mrs. W. H.
Marshall 559 Twenty-sixth street. The
children gave the cantata so success
fully last week that the request for
a repetition was made in order that
more might see the pretty play. After
the program, which was well given,
ice cream and cake were served.
AN ECHO OF THE
Hill Neighborhood is Aroused Over
Chase of Youth Involved, With
Revenge as Purpose.
There was some excitement in the
neighborhood on the hill, near Thir
tieth street and Eighteenth avenue,
the cause being an echo of the tragedy
of a few months ago, in which James
Mardis lost his life. It seems that
something of a feud has sprung up 'as
a result of the affair, and that a move
was made early last evening to bring
the affair to a crisis. One of the young
men involved in the affair which re
sulted in the death of Mardis was
chased, It is reported, by a gang of
young men who proposed to give him a
beating as revenge for the other af
fair. Soon over a score of the youths
of the neighborhood were taking a
hand in the affair, and had the con
flicting parties come together, there
probably would have been a free-for-all
and possibly a few broken heads.
However, the evening passed without
a conflict, though there are indications
that trouble Is brewing, and there may
be developments later.
Conwell, formerly of this
of Kewanee is here for a
Dr. Franklin B. Clemmer of Morgan
Park, III., is visiting his biother, Rev.
W. B. Clemmer.
Mrs. William Scully has ieturned
from Burlington where she spent a
week visiting relatives.
Clayton Shinstrom' departed today
for Griunell, Iowa, where he will com
mence his second term of college
when the school opens.
.Miss Grace Farrell returned today
o her home at Barnes, Iowa, after a
isit with her cousins, the Misses
Mary and Eliska Parker of this city.
Mr. .and Mrs. CharJLeg Gantert and
daughter, Florence, will leave tomor
row for a two weeks' visit in Chicago,
Milwaukee and other points on the
Fred Mueller of this city and John
Sundine of Moline departed this noon
for a trijifi to New York and othei
points in the east on business con
nected with the newspapers which
James Kinney has a card from ex
Mayor William McConochie, who when
he wrote Aug. 30 was at Dublin, Ire
land. He stated he expected to go to
Cork, Blarney, and other points in a
few days and then cross to Wales on
his way to Scotland, where he will
complete his tour and start from there
Dr. E. M. Sala leaves for New York
where he will attend the annual meet
ing of the American Electro-Therapeutic
association Sept. 15, 16 and 17.
From there he will go to Washington
to attend the International Congress
on Tuberculosis. This is the hrst
meeting of the international congress
in this country, and 14 nations will
take part in the deliberations.
Dr. G. A. Andreen and Rev. Theo
dore Ekblad of Augustana left for Des
Moines today to finish the Iowa can
vass for the college jubilee fund of
50,000. About $r,.000 more ia to be
secured in Des Moines and Ottumwa.
Professor Andrew Kemne went to St.
Loit!s on a like mission. When the
Iowa canvass is finished, work will
be begun" in Chicago. About $100,non
has now been subscribed to the fund.
WILL OPEN STORE MONDAY.
H. Horblit Moves Entire Stock from
Elm Street Location to 1628
H. Horblit, who for the past eight
years has so successtuiiy conducted
the grocery and department store at
Elm street and Fifth avenue, will be
ready for business in his new store
room at 1628 Second avenue Monday.
The room has been remodeled and
nicely refinished and ghou'd prove a
popular trading center." Mr. Horblit
will carry a complete stock of groc
eries, dry goods, etc., and will continue
his policy of satisfying his customers
not only as to -qualities but prices as
well. As soon as the Btock can be
properly arranged announcemet will
be, made of the formal opening.
More Fine Peaches.
Tho l,.,,. h hPon fnvnrpd with
basket of peaches grown on one of A.
G. Cramer's properties in South Rock
Island, that are a little bit the , best
yet in size, perfectly free from irregu
larities of any kind and above criti
cism in flavor. ,
ARE THE RIGHT MEN
Robert R. Reynolds for State's
A. H n
u nern tor voroner. .
BOTH DESERVEDLY POPULAR
Good Reasons in Each Case Why They
Should Be Preferred Over Their
Not in many years have the chances
of democratic succers been so bright
in Rock Island county as this fall. " In
Robert R. Reynolds and Dr. M. J.
O'Hern the party has candidates for
state's attorney and coroner, respect
ively, that it would be, hard to improve
upon. Both are making a canvass that
is winning them friends everywhere.
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS,
democratic Nominee for State's Attnr-
Both have entered the race at the so
licitation of their friends, and neither
is seeking reward for political serv
ices. In this they stand before the
people-in marked contrast to the nom
inee of the republican party for the
offices in question.
Mr. Reynolds is one of the best
known members of the Rock Island
county bar. He is a lawyer of tested
ability and his popularity was demon-
t rated a year ago last spring when
he ran well ahead of his ticket for
ounty judge, though opposed by a
strong man. witli conditions radically
lifferent in this race, his election is
considered practically assured.
Party Split on MnBlll.
Mr., Magill, his opponent, has not re-
wived the endorsement of his party
is a whole and will not begin to re
ceive united support. He has never
lemonstrated his fitness for the office
DR. M. J. O'HERN,
Democratic Nominee for Coroner.
by actual practice, for the walls of the
circuit room have never resounded
with his voice in the actual pleading
of a case.
Dr. O'Hern, as in the case of Mr.
Reynolds, has all the qualifications
necessary for the oiiice lie has neen
nominated for. Most important of all,
he is a physician. In some states the
law requires that the coroner be a
physician, and there are many rea
sons why a member of the profession
should be eletjted to the position here.
At the same time there are equally
patent, reasons why an , undertaker
should not be coroner, nG this is said
without any personal disparagement of
Mr. Rose, who is running on the re
publican ticket for the office.
The voters of Rock Island are be
coming more and more convinced day
by day that Mr. Reynolds is the right
man ior states -attorney ana ur,
O'Hern the right man for coroner.
NEW CASES NUMBER 101
Divorce Suits Total But 19, Smaller
Figure Than Usual.
Yesterday was the laU day of serv
ice for the September term of the cir
cuit court. The number of nw cases
for the term is 101, of winch 55 are
common law cases, and 46 are on the
chancery side of the docket- There
are 19 new divorce cases, a somewhat
smaller number than usual There
are over COO cases on the docket.
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: Second avenue, Saturday night
-";The Pierce Motor Bicycles.
Come and see the Pi?rce four-cylih
"jdermotor bicycle. .The big noise.
V ROBERT A SMYTHE,
Garage, 316-320. Eighteenth street. .
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ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING.
John D. Frels, one of the most prom
inent farmers in the upper end of the
county, died at . 1, o'clock this afternoon
at his home at Osborn of hemorrhages.
He had been ill but a short time. Mr.
Frels was an early settler. He was 61
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