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THE ARGUS. .FRIDAY, SEfrTEMBElt 25, 1008.
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T0FT CREATES- I
A MERE RIPPLE
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Republican Candidate for Pres
'., ident is Given a Cool Recep
tion in Davenport.
SPEAKSAT THE COURT HOUSE
Voice Is Weak From Severe Strain of
Tour Cummins and Dawson
Prove More Popular.
William H. Taft, the republican can
didate, for president of the United
States, was in Davenport this morning
lor a few minutes. He was welcomed
by Cornelius II. Murphy, familiarly
known as "Con." Of course there1
were others in the crowd, but Con
was. the, only one to make even a pre
tense of enthusiasm, and he had a de
cidedly big job to make up for the
otiiers. Judge Taft arrived at Daven
port in a special train over the D., R.
I. & X. W. from Clinton. On his train
wyre about 12 newspaper representa
tives. Governor A. B. Cummins, Con
gressman Dawson of Iowa City, Con
gressniaii Lacey, Representative Smith
.of.'lbwa John Wesley Hill of New
-Tt2-5uid Representative liarntell of
Illinois. There were also representa
tives of the ly'cal commitiee 011 the
train. ' - '-
"Xft due Inlerenteil.
When te train pulh d 4n at the de
pot thej was liand music, but no one
paid much attention, as the carnival
races on' the river were then under
way, ad of much more importance
and interest than the presence of the
republican candidate, seemingly. The
party was taken to the court house
hi carriages at 6nce.
About the court house had gathered
a crowd liberally estimated at 3,500,
composed principally; of women.' Ajb
the carriage -of the city's guest ap
peared In sight, Mr. Murphy jumped
to the front of,, the stage and yelled,
"There he fccmies. There comes Bilf."
Hut his antics were so Interesting
that the crowd forgot to notice the ap
proach of the candidate, and only
about a score applauded by way of a
Could Scarcely Speak.
Congressman Dawson introduced
Mr: Taft at the court house,. and the
candidate made a few brief remarks.
His voice is so affected by the con
tinual strain of his speech making
tour, and the dust, that he could hard
ly speak at all. He could not be heard
over 40 feet distant from the stand.
Mr. Taft under the circumstances,
and because of his very limited time,
did not attempt to make much of an
address. He spoke of the pleasure it
gave him to have with him Governor
Cummins and Congressmen Dawson
and Lacey. The presence of these
men, he said, indicates that Iowa will
once more be solidly republican. He
made a very brief reference to the
political Issues, speaking of the poli
cies of. President Roosevelt, and urg
ing that the republican party is better
equipped to continue them than is
The crowd gave the speaker a mere
polite greeting or applause when he
had concluded, but in a moment there
was the most enthusiastic clamor for
a speech from Governor Cummins. The
governor responded, and very briefly
thanked the people for their interest
Congressman Dawson, too. was given
a demonstration, and he too madea
few very brief remarks.
All during the program of about 15
minutes. Murphy was'hreaking loose
with his always ready supply of
"hurrah's" that sounded almost real.
Nonrly an Aevlcleut.
Whether it was the weight of Judge
Taft. or because of poor construction.
the temporary walk built to lead to
the speakers' stand gave way soon
after the candidate's party had passed
over it to the stand, and the candidate
had to contend with the noise of ham
mers for a minute or two while hasty
repairs were made so that the visitors
bight make'a safe return to the court
Mr. Taft and his party"" departed
tgain on their special, leaving over
the Rock Island for Des Moines. .
v In jegard to the crowd that greeted
the candidate, it is interesting to note
that probably CO per cent of those
about the court; house were residents
of Rock Island and-Moline, there out
of curiosity principally. . j
Welcomed to Iowa.
. Clinton, Iowa, Sept. 25.--!owa wel
comed Taft early this morn:ng. Gov
ernor Cummins headed the commit te?
of escort, which also had as a mem
ner Joiin Lacey, who is the jrovernor's
opponent for the senate; Representa
tives Walter. I. Smith and Kennedy,
B. P. Carroil. nominee for governor.
and a number of local leaders. Taft's
voice which troubled mm yesterday
was in decidedly bettev condition
when he addressed a large crowd in
Dewitt park, Clinton.
Cummins preceded Taft in an address
in which lie pledged the national
ticket most hearty support.
Sti-k to l.nlior 4( next Ion.
The candidate devoted Hmself to
the labor question, reiterating what he
has heretofore said on that subject.
RED TOP IS
Championship Race of Regatta
Goes to Boat of W. E.
Hughey of Bellevue.
DOES 10 MILES IN 26:30
Red Boy and Arvilla Race Side by
Side in Class Contest Big Fire- .
works Display Tonight.
cella TesulteJ fiis mbr'iing when the hi 'which the veterans of "the" civil ami
GOVERNOR ONE OF
SPEAKERS OF DAY
Deneen and Dr. Billings Secured for
Dedication -of New Building at
Watertown Oct. 10.
The .-dedication of tha new hydro
therapeut!c building at the Watertown
hospital has been set for Oct. nr.- Su
perintendent W. E. Tavlor announces
that Governor Deneen and Dr. Frank
Billings, president of the sUte board
of charities, will be present and de
liver addresses. The Illirois state
charities conference wi'.l be held in
Rock Island Oct. 10-13 and the dele
gates will attend the ceremonies at
The big race of the regatta was pull
ed off this moniing when the free for
all race was run.. The course was 10
miles long, and but three boats entered
the race. The Minnie C. of Fort Mad-
iscn was expected here in time to take
part in this race, but it failed to show
up, and the face was run without it.
The Minnie C. was reported to have
come as far as Muscatine, where an
accident to its engines compelled it to
stop, but the lovers of motor boating
still hold out hopes that it will be here
yet to, allow the local enthusiasts a
view of the fastest boat on the Missis
sippi under full speed.
The Red Top, which won the five
mile free for all boats under 30 feet,
easily took first honors in the cham
pionship race today. It covered the 10
miles in 20 minutes and 3D seconds,
pwhich is remarkable time when the
roughness of the water is considered.
The Marcella failed to run it as close
a race as it did yesterday, and at no
time was it a dose contender. The
Arvilia was third to finish, which it
did after a breakdown which caused it
to land far to the rear of the other
Another Clone Hare.
A race equaling the race yesterday
between the Red Top and the Mar-
Red Boy and the Arvilla met in the
race for boats 30 feet and under. Side
by side they rah the five mile course
and at the finish the Arvilla was
slightly in the lead, just enough to he
called the winner. Had the start been
a little closer it wou!dhave made the
finish so close that tho race would
probably have been a lie. At the
start the Arvilla left the post a little
in the lead of the Red Boy but the
latter crawled upon it throughout the
entire distance and cams nearly nos
ing it out of the first prize. The time
for the five miles was 17 minute and
41 seconds. The roughness of the
river made real speeding Impossible
and the time made is not at all re
markable but is very good under the
conditions. All that the spectators
could see of the boats when they were
running at full speed was a sheet of
spray which completely - enveloped
them. Thervilla is owned by B. A.
Clayton of Davenport. The Mabel,
owned by R. S. Shado of Davennort.
took third place in the race. There
were six entries.
;ol Wlud for Sailboat.
There were three entries in the sail
boat race, and E. H. Van Patten's boat,
the Prune of the Davenport Boat club,
was an easy winner. The Bab, owned
by C. H. Blanchard, was second, and
the Sauekenuk, owned by Jake Ramser
of Rock Island, was third. There was
plenty of wind for a good race, and
had it been a little closer it would
have been very exciting, as the boats
leaned far over under the hard wind
and threw out a huge spray.
Tonight the river will be lightened
up with a great display of fireworks,
which will form a fitting climax to the
regatta. A large seating stand has
been erected on the Davenport levee,
and it is expected that many thous
ands will be on the river banks to see
the fireworks and the illuminated
launch parade which will precede the
VeterauM Have Iteimion.
Yesterday evening the feature of the
carnival "was the reunion of the '54th
Volunteer infantry of Spanish war vet
erans held at the Coliseum.- A parade,
the' Spanish war marched,' took place
before they all repaired to the meet
ing place, where a. number of speeches
were held. A fine time was enjoyed
by all those who took part in the re
union. ' .
PLAN BIG ADOPTION
EARLY IN NEW YEAR
Committee of M. W. A. Camps Ar
ranges for Admission of 200 Can
didates at Joint Gathering.
A committee representing the local
camps of the Modern Woodmen held
a meeting last evening and planned
for a joint class adoption, which is
to take place about the first of the
new year. There will be about 200
candidates for initiation into the order
at that time, which will make it one
of the largest class adoptions ever
held here. Following the ceremonies
a banquet will be held for all the mem
bers of the camps.
The committee consists of M. Mul-
cahey of Camp 1550. R. Helpenstell
of Camp 309, .T. E. Larkin of Camp
29 and P. M. Burt of Camp 2C.
THREE ALARMS TURNED IN
Arrangements for - First Flag
Raising Tomorrow Evening
Are Now Completed.
C. B. MARSHALL TO PRESIDE
Addresses Will Be Made by R. R. Rey
nolds, William McEniry, Albert
Huber and S. R. Kenworthy.
Department Has a Busy Time
The fire department responded to
three calls this afternoon, none of
which was serious, however. The
first one was to 725 Twenty-third
street. The barn in the rear of the
residence of John Streckfus had
caught fire from burning leaves. rlhe
fire was extinguished before the ar
rival of the department. The second
call was sent in by the Mueller Lum
ber company who reported that there
was a fire at Twenty-fourth street near
the bridge. It. too. was out when the
department arrived. The third fire was
in some dry grass in a vacant lot on
Twentieth street between Tenth and
Eleventh avenues, and it was easily
County Chairman C. J. Smith today
announced the speakers for the first
democratic flag raising in the county
tomorrow evening in front of The Ar
gus office. The committee in ediarge
of the arrangements has provided a
band concert to be given in the band
stand on Market square from 7 to S
o'clock in the evening, and at S o'clock
the ceremonies of raising the flag will
take place on Second avenue in front
of The Argus building. Chairman
Smith will be in charge of this feature
of the program. ,
SpraklaR on Square.
C. B. Marshall will act as chairman
of the evening, and will preside at the
program of speech making which will
follow the raising of the flag. The
speakers will include Robert R. Rey
nolds, democratic candidate for state's
attorney; Hon. William McEniry, Al
bert Huber, and S. R. Kenworthy, and
This is the second general demo
cratic rally of the campaign in the
county, the first having been the ratifi
cation meeting on Market square fol
lowing the convention at Denver.
No Trespassing Allowed..
On property belonging to the follow
ing parties of Milan: Gottlieb Beck.
Will Hoffman, John Hoffman, Peier
Simmon, Fred Runge, Anton WeigeJ
and Henry Winters.
ELEGANCE at the M. & K.
Tp visit the M. 6c K. daylight boys'
clothing department when buying '
their boy's wearables. It's a duty
they owe the boy and it certainly
.is a duty they owe their purse.
One of the fundamental principles
of the M. & K. .success is due to
their determination to sell only su
perior qualities and up-to-date
styles in boys' clothing. It Has
made innumerable friends among
the boysmany of whom are now
men and it has retained the
friendship of the boys' parents.
Our showing for fall by far
surpasses any previous effort. It
has never been bur good fortune
to collect such an exceptionally
fine line as this season.
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All the leading styles and pro
nounced colorings, including the
various shades in browns, tans
green, etc., are here numerously
displayed. "-V" -
These suits are made to our order by people who
know how. They possess the most lasting fabrics
the seams are all sewed with extra strong thread
they are made in every way so as to enable the boy
to romp, climb trees, play leap frog, slide down cellar
doors ami all the other prankish ideas a boy may
have. The fit is excellent and the styles are right
and the boy's idea as to color will be found in this
line as well.
Buddy Tucker Suits
, Are so unlike the commonplace sort usually shown,
that the name Buddy Tucker stands out preeminently
as boys clothing elegance. These natty, dressy,;
fashionably modeled suits made by the house of Ivan
Frank & Company, New York, present the highest
development of the designer's skill.
We want parents to see, to judge for themselves,
-the strength of our statements the truth, literally
and not a word too much. ,
Buddy Tucker Suits, $5.85 to $12.50
Peter Pan Suits,
$4.85 to $10.00
$2.95 to $8.50
Boys'1 Clothing Headquarters.
Every boy will wear out two pairs of trousers to one
coat. He's always wanting more trousers. Your
boy is like all the other boys and you'll be glad to
buy this kind of a suit. We have placed on sale two
styles in all wool fabrics, a regular $5.00 quality for
one pair of pants, but in order to make our boys' de-
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part me nt especially attractive we are giving two
pairs of trousers with these suits one plain, the other
knickers. If you have never tried the two pants
proposition you will appreciate this one.