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THE ARGUSFIUDArYSEPTEMJlEIl 2 ' 1008.
Thousands Upon Thousands
' Coming to Rock Island for
WILL BE AMPLY ENTERTAINED
Systematic Decoration of the City Is
Taken Up Motorcycle Races
Added to the Program.
Mayor's Exposition Procla-'
The Rock Inland Exposition
POm.puny, a corporation composed
of 100 of the lending business and
professional men of the city of
Jtoek Island, will give its lirst
annual exposition during the
week commencing Monday, Sept.
This undertaking is Intended
for the benefit of ail the commer
cial Interests of our city, not for
the financial profit of the stock
holders. No occasion in the his
tory of Rock Island has been as
thoroughly or as extensively ail-
" vertised. Judging from the ex
perience of other cities- with sim
ilar enterprises, the attendance
from abroad will lie very large,
with proportionate benefits to all
classes" of local business. Those
who have contributed their time
and money toward the success of
the. exposition deserve the earn
est cooperation of all our citizens.
Therefore. 1. Henry C. Schaffer.
mayor of the city of Rock Island,
in accordance with a resolution
passed by the common council of
said city, do call upon all those
having store or oftlce windows, to
appropriately decwrate such win
dows and store fronts during the
week commencing Jcpt.-v 2S, and
do urge upon all our citizens that
they assist in this manner and in
all other ways possible in adding
to the pleasure and success of the
J further strongly recommend
that on Saturday. Oct. 3, which
has been designated as Rock Is
land anil Woodmen day, asmany
us possible of our stores, factor-
. ies and offices be closed at noon,
that their employes may partici-
. pale in the entertainment of that
day. 11. C. SCHAFFER.
Mayor's Office. City of Rock Is
land, Sept. Zi, l'JOS.
: Reports from railway agents for a
distance of 100 miles from Rock Island
in all directions indicate an immense
interest by the people generally in this
city's first annual Exposition next week.
Never has so big an amusement enter
prise been undertaken in this vicinity,
or one with so many free features,
and never has " such a thorough and
modern advertising campaign been con
ducted. These inducements, together
with ,a 3-cent railroad fare for the
round trip for 100 miles in all direc
tions from the city, and special train
service will bring greater crowds than
have ever been entertained in the'tri
clties.' v ,
Rock Island merchants, as, well as
the citizens generally, 'are thoroughly
alive to their responsibilities as hosts
for the week, and will do all in their
power to show the visitors a good time
One Who Reads
A Great Deal
Is liable to need glasses
sooner or later. Most peo
ple dread to wear -them,
and put it oft until they
seriously weaken the eyes.
If you have any eye
trouble at all, you should
have your eyes tested im
mediately by Dr. Myers,
who will give them a thor
MYERS OPTICAL CO.
212 Safety Building,
Rock Island, 111.
The Place to
, Buy Flowers
4TH AVE. AND 20TH ST.
' Bridal Bouquets.
Decorations for all occasions."
Palms and Ferns Rented. '
Call and see us before placing
your order. Get our list of prices.
Old phone 412, new phone 5170.
: Residence phone 535-Y.'
spirit of the promoters of the exposi
tion, which is non-mercenary, the sole
object being to impress visitors with
the advantages, commercial and oth
erwise, and the enterprise cf Rock Is
land and its sister cities, Moline and
Davenport, thus building for the fu-
So thoroughly have preparations for
the week been made and so compre
hensive is the program that the suc
cess of the undertaking is already as
sured. A political program, the equal
of which' no other city can boast dur
ing the present campaign, 10 big free
acts, automobile and horse exhibits,
the C. W. Parker railroad shews com
prising 10 attractions, the Old Home
stead, Igorrote village, fire department
races, free fireworks nightly, and all
in a. magnificently appointed park pre
pared at a cost of thousands of dol
lars, will afford entertainment for the
Ink-rest in the voting contest by
which a queen of the exposition to be
crowned during the week is to be cho
sen, is. approaching fever heat. The
vote is increasing by leaps and bounds,
and the race is anybody's as yet.
Work was begun today on the first
decorative scheme, one involving the
1S00 block on Second avenue. L. It.
Crane and John Doily have the honor
of inaugurating the movement in this
part, of the city, and it is being taken
up systematically by blocks all over
the business section. In addition indi
vidual! are laying in supplies of ma
terial in the national and exposition
colors of red, yellow and green and
working on designs for its 'effective
display all over the city.
Hornex From Cedar ItnpidM.
Entries in the classes for the horse
exhibit were filled today by the listing
of practically all t he equines being
shown this week at Cedar Rapids,
where the horse feature is one of the
A number of manufacturers of motor
cycles have arranged to send high
speed machines operated by experts
here for the week and a special series
of races has been arranged for on
Wednesday and Thursday. The track
will be in fine shape and some inter
esting contests are assured.
The otlicial programs will be ready
for distribution by tomorrow. They
will be handed out on the grounds and
will be free. The tickets were receiv
ed from the printers today. . There are
220,000 of them, including gate, grand
stand and concessions. ,
A professional announcer will herald
each event from the stage during the
entire week, the man who is doing this
work this week at Cedar Rapids hav
ing been engaged.
The Parker shows, and most of the
others will arrive in the city Sunday
morning. They will find everything
in readiness for them and all will be
set up in time for the opening.
' Bis Crowd h nt Cedar Rapids.
The directors of the Rock Island
Exposition who went to Cedar Rapids
yesterday to see the exposition in that
city, were much gratified with all they
sawr.and especially the features that
are coming to Rock Island next week.
There . were 1G.000 - people on the
grounds last night. Tha directors saw
a number of things 1n the arrange
ment of .the Cedar Rapids grounds.
the result of years of experience that
contribute to the . comfort of the peo
ple and accordingly Manager Lewis
came back on a night train in order
to get an early start this morning in
putting them into effect here.
W. E. Welch, general representative
of the Parker Railroad shows, arrived
this morning from Cedar Rapids and
will remain throughout the Exposi
tion."' SENT TO GENEVA SCHOO'
Emma Heuer Is Committed to Insti
tution as a Dependent.
Emma lienor, the young girl whose
detention in the county jail some time
ago aroused a sentiment for the es
tablishment of a house of detention,
was declared a dependent this morn
ing in the county court and ordered
; comui'lted to the training school for
I girls at Geneva. Mrs. Clara Heuer,
the girl's mother, was the principal
witness. "The mother herself is at
present in jail awaiting the action of
the grand jury on a chirge of obtain
ing money under false pretenses.
C. J. Zaiser of Minneapolis Buys Inter
est of McKeevers in Mail and
It was announced today that E. B.
and J. H. McKeever, who for some
time have been actively connected
with the publication of the Moline Mail
and Journal, have disposed of their in
terests in the company to C. J. Zaiser
of Minneapolis, .who will at once as
sume the management of the paper.
Mr Zaiser is an experienced newspa
OF CROSSING "Q"
Rock Island Southern Engineers Will
Shortly Survey the Stub Line to
Aledo Grade This Fall.
Engineers for the Rock Island South
ern are fixing the place of crossing
the Keithsburg-Galva branch of the
Burlington and once this is done they
will survey the Aledo stub, and. then
the construction work will be started.
The officials are particularly anxious
to get the right of way fixed soon, as
they wish to get much grading work
done this fall, and the right of way
must be known all the way from
Preemption to Viola before any of the
grading can be done.
The line from near Viola, where
the Burlington will be crossed, to
Aledo will run on 'the north side of
the steam road's track into the Mer
cer county capital, almost due west
of the crossing. This will tap sev
eral V)f the coal mines around Gil
CONTRACT IS TAKEN
Laying of Geneseo's First Paving Post
poned While Fraud Charge
The board of local improvements of
Geneseo, which let a contract Sept. 1C
for the city's first paving to the Mc
Carthy Improvement company of Dav
enport, has canceled the agreement
and will' ask for new bids. The Mc
Carthy people were one of three firms
to submit figures on the work, and as
their terms were. the lowest, they were
awarded the contract. However, it is
said, soon afterward Charles Hamann.
a local sidewalk contractor, gave it
out that he had received $100 to pre
vent, Ills, bidding on .the, work. He was
arrested and bound over to the grand
jury in the sum of $1,000 on the charge
of conspiracy to prevent competition.
and now the contract has been can
celed. WEIGHT FALLS FROM
Break in Machinery at Department
Store Creates Excitement, But
Cage Does Not Drop.
Some little excitement was created
in the Young & McCombs department
store this morning, when one of the
weights balancing the elevator slipped
off the cable. The elevator conductoi
Lester Hastings, did not notice the
break, and started the machinery.
This severed the cable entirely, and
the heavy cable shot up to the top.
breaking a number of lights of
glass, and making a great noise. The
elevator cage was slopped and pn
vented from falling to the bottom or
the shaft by the safety clutches. For
tunately no one was injured, although
the conductor was somewhat jarred.
and given a bad fright for a moment.
The stories of the incident were some
what exaggerated, anl the results
were not nearly as serious as was in
dicated by some of the reports cir
culated. ' PERSONAL POINTS.
Mr. and Mrs, Hugh Curtis and son
returned this morning from Martha's
Harry M. McCaskrin left this' after
noon for Viola, where he will speak
Mrs. Anna Noyd and son, Bertie.
returned, this morning after an extend
ed visit in Texas. Q
Mrs. L,. R.Bothwell and daughter,
Elizabeth off Orion, returned home to
day after a visit with Mrs. Edward
Mrs. T. E. Kelly of Davenport and
Mrs. Robert Ranson of thi3 city have
returned home after a visit in Chicago
Captain Dixon of Sioux Falls, S. D.
left yesterday for Chicago ater a few-
days' visit-with J. V. Wells, 1305 Thir
ty-severith street. Mr. 'Veils served
under Captain Dixon in 'he 35th Iowa
infantry and they had not met for
about 25 years. ' -
MAKES THREATS; IS KURT
William Trotnow Is Forcibly Subdued
by Members of Family.
I William Trotnow, who lives In the
I west end of the city, had a row with
Dunlap. Stetson and Imperial Hats.
Manhattan and Emery Shirts.
Here's where you get thebest at prices no higher than you pay else
, where for the ordinary. You Know Us.
ONE OF THE FREE ATTRACTIONS
his family last night while drunk and
concluded, it seems, by threatening to
shoot them all. On of his sons ob
jected to being shot and with the aid
of the rest of the' family he subdued
his father forcibly till the arrival of
the police, who took Trotnow to the
station. In the Fcuflls before Trotnow
was subdued .an ugly gash v.as in
flicted on his iemnlc from which the
blood Rowed freely. After roeeivir-;
the attention of a physician he v:i3
locked up for the night. He is to
have a hearing this evening.
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$1 and 53c. bcttles.at druggists
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Hay's narflna Soap ore PimnVs.
ml, rouirh and h vrn-d hanns, and jjl skin dis
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Send 2c (ur Ircc oouk " i'iie Care ul ue bkin."
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LEADERS OF THE THREE CITIES
Our Linejof Fine Tailored Clothing
of this season !is the largest and best we have ever
wishes smart clothes, we show the
For the more conservative man
we show L. Adler Bros. CoV, the
finest tailored clothes in America, and
made clothing. None better. Prices
$15 to $35
NO VELL0 EAST INDIAN ACT
AT THE ROCK ISLAND EXPOSITION SHOWN ON THE STAGE IN
FRONT Or THE AMPHITHEATER.
Chicago. Sept. 25. Following are the
market quotations today:
Wheat. " '
September, IOIVh. 101, lOOVj. 100.
December, 101, 102V4. 101'4, 1014.
May, 104, 105, 104Vi, 104y2.
September, 7!), 80, 7S. 79.
December, fiC'4, COU, 05, GG'ft.
May, 'C3.i, CSVfe. 64"i, CS'i.
September, 48, 48. 4S, 4Si.
December, 49. 49. 49. 49.
May, 51, 51, 51, 51,i.
October, 15.15, 15.27, 15.15, 15.25.
January, 1C.S0, 10.85, 1C.75, 1G.82.
September, closed 10.17.
October, 10.12, 10.20, 10.12, 10.17.
January, 9.S2, 9.S7, 9.S0, 9.85. -Ribs.
September, , 9.87, 9.77, 9.S5.
October, 9.S0, 9.S5, .975, 9.82.
January, S.82, S.85, 8.75, 8.S2.
Receipts today Wheat. 43; oats,
190; corn, 209; hogs, 11,000; cattle,
2,000; sheep, '10,000.
Estimated receipts . Saturday
Wheat, 34; corn, 1G5; oats, 208; hogs,
Hog market opened steady.
leff over, 6,300. Light, $G.557.25;
mixed and butchers. $G.G05i!7.45; good
heavy, $0.53 7.45; rough heavy, $G.55
(FtC.73. . '.. : :V
Cattle market opened slow and weak.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omalta Hogs, 3.5WI; cattle, 1,000.
Kansas City Hogs, 7.J0); cattle,
Hog market closed steady. Light,
$0.53(5 7.25; mixed and butchers. $G.G0
QtlAo; good heavy, $G.55!t 7.45; rough
Suppose you have many little bills scattered here and there; ;
wouldn't it be a wise plan to barrow enough money -to. pay them, .
combine them into one account, and make a payment on the entire ac
count every payday? Wouldn't it be more convenient?
We'll loan you the money to
nothmg to worry you; you can use
will have only one payment to make
Ptlvate as a bank, prompt as
that s our service. Call, write or phone we'll come.
Mutial Loan Company
People's National Bank Building; Room 411. Old Phone Wert 122;
New 5109. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights.
i 'i Jj
Cattle market closed weak. Beeves,
$3.70(5 7X3; stockers and feeders $2.00
4.55; eowg and heifers, $1.75(05.00.
Sheep market closed weak.
Minneapolis Today, 740; last week,
Duluth Today, 470; last week, 523;
last year, 3C3.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat
higher, corn unchanged.
Liverpool closing Wheat high
er, com unchanged.
New York Stocks.
Xew York, Sept. 23. Following are
the quotations on the stock market
Gas 7374, U. P. loDVS. U. S. Steel
preferred 109, U. S. Steel common
45"6. Reading 129. Rock Island pre
ferred 39. Rock Island common 1976.
Northwestern 159. Southern Pacific
1037s. X. Y."Central -104, Missouri
Pacific 53. Grat Northern 131 '8.
Northern Pacific 1374.L. & N. 105 '4,
Smelters S5, C. F. I. 34. Canadian Pa
cific 72'i. Illinois Central. 39 7i, Penna
1224, Erie 30. Lead 84, C. & O. 40.
B. R. T. 4S..B. & O. 97. Atchison 88.
Locomotive 4C7i, Sugar 130. St. Paul
135, Copper 74. Republic Steeel com
mon 22, Southern Ry. 21.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Sept. 25. Following are
the wholesale prices in the local mar
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 20c.
- Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, 12V&c pound.
Butter Dairy, 22c. .
Vegetables Potatoes, GOc to C5c;
onions, 45c; beets, 40c; turnips, 40c.
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, S2c; oats, 47c to 50c;
wheat, 85c to 90c.
Forage : Timothy hay,: $G.50 to $9:
prairie, $7.50 to $9; clover, $10 to $11;
I straw, $G.50.
I Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c.
pay all your bills; then you will have i
and enjoy your earnings, and you
on payday. Think- it over.
the sun, reliable, as time itself