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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1908.
TO WATCHJT OUT
Many Parties and Meetings Are Planned
i for This Evening to See
', , ' 1908 Depart.
PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED
Dancing to Be Enjoyed at Elks Clul
and K. of C. Hall New Year's
Day to Be Holiday.
Now Year's eve will befUtiusly ob
served in Rock Island, numerous danc
ing parties and entertainments having
been arranged for tonight, to properly
watch out the old year and welcome in
the new. It soems especially fitting
that appropriate services be held in tho
churches and many of the young peo
ple's societies of the various congre
gations have arranged for watch par
ties. At the First Methodist church
the Epworth league will be in charge
of the services which will be held in
the church, beginning at 9 o'clock. The
choir will repeat the cantata "The
Hope of the World." which was given
the Sunday evening before Christmas.
A social hour will follow and refresh
ments will be served and this in turn
will be followed by a devotional half
hour while the old year takes Its de
parture.' The German Methodist church will
hold aAvatch service at the church be
ginning at J:0 o'clock. A program
Mias lseeu arranged aud sociability will
be followed by devotional services.
The' Ever, Ready circle of the First
Baptist church will be entertained at
the home of Mrs. X. p. Tucker, 131 1
Sixth avenue, with a program and
watch : service and refreshments will
At the Free Methodist church watch
. i ...in f. , i . .
d;i ii.-t- win ur neiu ana devotional
services conducted at the end of the
At Ion I.tilhrrnn.
Thn Young People's society of Zioit
watch service to be held in the church.
The program will be divided into two
parts and during the intermission-refreshments
will be served in the
chapel. The following program will bo
given, followed by devotional services
Vocal Solo Miss Olga Uirson.
Address Dr. M. J. Englund, asso
ciate editor of "Augustana."
Organ Solo Professor J. Johnson,
Instructor' at Augustana conservatory
Vocal Solo Miss Lillie Cervin.
Address Professor Jules G. Maur
itzson of Augustana college.,.'?
"At Memorial ChrlNCan.
The watch meeting at the Memorial
Christian church will bo in charge of
the Christian Endeavor society vand
will begin at 8:"0 o'clock. There will
be a program, followed by sociability
and the installation of officers of the
society and prayer meeting c mid
night. The program will consist of a
piano solo, by Miss Stange, a vocal
number by; the Tucker quartet, a read
ing by Miss Laura Davis, selection by
the Tucker quartet, a reading by Mrs.
Frank Corcoran and piano solo by Miss
K. of C. Party.
Allouez council No. C58, Knights of
Columbus, has planned a dancing
party for this evening at K. C. hall
Refreshments will be served during lb-,
evening and the affair will be made
one of the pleasantest of the year.
The Delmar club will entertain at r
dancing party at the Hotel Kimbal!
for tri-city young people. Many out ol
town guests will bs present
At the rink many young people wil
find plenty of enjoyment with rolle;
skating and the management has mad-?
special efforts to make the evening
The Gitchee Gumee Outing club wil!'
hold a watch party at the home ol
Harry Fulmer. Preparations have beer
made for a merry evening.
The members of Rock Island lodgt
Xo. CSS, A. F. and A. M., this evening
will celebrate the 38th anniversary oi
the lodge with a program, at the Ma
Tomorrow the Knights Templar drill
team will give an entertainment, in
cluding a program by a troubadour
company and dancing for the littli
folks in the afternoon, and a program
and dancing for the older people in
the evening. The entertainment will
be held at the Masonic temple.
KIU.H to Have Party.
Miss Henrietta Kinner has been se
cured by the Elks as an entertainer at
the watch party and dance this even
ing and she. will give three readings
between the hours of S and 9. Mis?
Kinner has a wide reputation as a
clever and entertaining reader. Her
first reading will be "Papa and the
ISoy," by J. S. Harbour, and the second
will be Robert Rexdale's "Eleventh
Hour." The closing number will be the
"Hazing of Valliant." Grabbe's orches
tra will furnish music throughout the
evening and dancing will be in order
following Miss Kinner's readings.
Day to lie llollriny.
New Year's day will be a general
holiday in Rock Island, and the banks.
public offices, and the majority of the
factories and stores will be closed.
Holiday hours will prevail at the post
office, and there will be but one deliv
cry of mail, at 9:15. The office will
be closed after 10 o'clock in the morn
Record at Meeting at
FALLS OUT WITH THEW.C.T.U.
Recommendations of the State Edu
cational Commission Are Practi
State Teachers' Association Goes On wiusionr-and..L-.-D... McLaughlin, Car-
The election of officers in the child
study section resulted as follows:
President B. F. McMillan, Chicago.
Secretary Miss Grace Brown, Jack
Executive Committee W. W. Ern
est, Champaign; Mrs. Mary B. rage.
Chicago, and Paul I). Cooffman,
College Srrtiou KItIh.
At the meeting of the college section
officers were elected as follows:
President J. R. Blanchard, Wheaton
Secretary J. R. Rogers, Milligen
Executive Committee Dean Hilgate
of Northwestern university, Professor
Barton of the University of Illinois.
and President Fisher of Lombard col
Srw Primary OfHcer. "
The primary section elected officers
President Mrs. Abbie Hunter, Pe
Vice President Miss Esther-White
Secretary Miss Flora B. Smith, De
Executive Committee Miss Cora M.
Hamilton. Macomb; Mrs. Lydia B. Mc-
Murray, DeKafh, and Mrs. Eva B.
Srrvifen During Day.
New Year's services will be held in
many of the churches tomorrow morn
ing. At Grace Lutheran church Rev.
I. O. Nothstein will conduct services
at 10:13 and there will be special
music by the choir.
Rev. E. K. Jonson will be in charge
of services at Zion Lutheran church
beginning at 10:30 o'clock and there
will als. be special music. Services
will also be held at the First Swedish
Lutheran church aud Rev. S. G. Hag
lund will be in charge.
At Trinity Episcopal church Rev
Granville H. Sherwood will conduct
special services at 9:"0 o'clock.
The Y. M. C. A. has open house
during the day and many and various
kinds of entertainment have been ar
ranged to make the day pleasant an
Vice President J. D. Shoop, Chi
Secretary J. D. Marburjv Olney.
Executive Committee Dewitt El
wood. Centralia; L. A. Mahoney," Wil-
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons, Lawtou. Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wife won
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
could not lift hand or foot, had to be
lifted for two months. She began the
use of the remedy and improved rapid
ly. On Monday she could not move
and on Wednesday she got up and
dressed herself and walked out for
her breakfast." Sold by Otto Grot
jan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
TO ALL INVESTORS
We are now offering 2,000 shares of preferred stock for sale at the
par value of $10 each. This stock will bo sold before March 1, 19'W.
In order to realize on this stock as quiekly as possible so as to ob
tain the required amount of money fqr immediate use, we are offer
ing one share of common stock free with every share ,of preferred
The Preferred Stock is Guaranteed
a Cumulative Dividend of
6 Per Annum.
! We can show you records of rubber plantations yielding as much
' as $1,000 per acre annually. If we do only one-quarter as well we can
still pay a dividend of 100 per cent.
' Our proposition is a good one. Put in your application now, and
: vote for one of the following candidates nominated by the respective
: local papers as members of the inspection committee :
I W. W. Wllmerton by the Morning Journal.
. C. Emory Harrison hy the Davenport Democrat.
E. P. Rundqulst by the Moline Mail and Journal.
t Joe Caimichael by the Davenport Daily Times.
Alfred T. Foster by the Moline Dispatch.
V Should this committee decide that our proposition is not as good
i as we have represented It to be, we will return all money paid in and
cancel your' application.
: We defy anybody to make you a fairer offer, or to show you a bet
. ter proposition.
-. Now is the time.
Call at once or address.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 31. (Special.)
While the Illinois State Teachers'
issociation today adopted no resolu
tion specifically endorsing the recom-
ueudations of the Illinois educational
commission in regard to a state board
if education to be elected by the peo
)le. and the making of the township,
nstead of the district, the school unit,
he association, by adopting a resolu
ion continuing the committee of 100
tppointed last year for work with the
egislature in support of the commis
sion's bills, placed itself on record as
In favor of these measures.
Favor Instruction on TViiioernnee,
The association puts itself on rec
ord as unequivocally in favor of spe-
ific instruction on the subject of tem
!eranco m all schools of the state
urges that all schools celebrate the
centennial of the birth of Abraham
Lincoln on Feb. 12, l'J09, and urges
the normal schools and colleges to
broaden their training in departments
in which students are preparing to
Aurora Man 1'renlilrnt.
The following officers were elected
President C. M. Bard well of Au
First Vice President A. H. Hiatt,
Second Vice President Miss Mari
etta Neel, Charleston.
Third Vice President G. W. L.
Secretary Miss Caroline Grote, Ma
Treasurer Charles Ilertel, Belle
Railroad Secretary George E. Ros-
Member of Executive Committee
John El. Miller, East St. Louis.
Board of Directors Charles E.
Watts, Urbana; W. S. Booth, Mt. Car-
mel; Miss Lois A. Barbree, Taylor
ville; B. C. Richardson, Alton; W. A-
At the meeting of the High School
Athletic association of .Illinois an
amendment was made to the consti
tution which allows no member of the
association to compete with -schools
not members of the association in any
athletic games. Officers for the asso
ciation were chosen as follows:
President William Wallace, Bloom
Vice President W. E. Ehrman, De
Secretary and Treasurer H. E,
Brown, Rock Island, re-elected.
Have M arm Dclintc.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 31. The con
veiuion of the Illinois State Teachers'
association was deeply stirred yester
day by the submission of a report from
a committee appointed two years ago
to confer with Women's Christian
Temperance Union leaders relative to
changing portions of the law regula
ting the teaching of the effects of nar
cotics. Announcement that the com
mittee was unable to agree with the
temperance workers was construed as
a movement to abolish this part of the
chool instruction. President Blanch
ard of Wheaton college led the fight
against the committee report. A com
promise was reached whereby the ques
Hon of continuing the committee will
be decided by a mail referendum vote.
Opponents to the plans of the educa
tional commission for a revision of the
school system made a complete sur
MORE BENEFITED BY
ACTIVITY OF Y.M.C.A.
Quarterly Report of Secretary Shows
Total cf 4,295 Participating in the
Different Classes and Games.
Secretary A. L. Burnett of the Y. M
L. A. has prepared a report of the
number of men and boys who have
been attending the different classes
at the association during the last
three months. There have been 2
nun who attended the meetings for
men during: the quarter. 441 bovs at
the boys meetings, and 295 at the
shop meetings which are being con
ducted at the Plow company and the
Sash & Door works. At nine practica
talks and educational lectures civen
to the gymnasium classes after class
time there were 20S present.
The class in mechanical drawin
held 22 sessions during the quarter,
with an average attendance of 12
There was a naverage of about six in
attendance at the classes in salesman
ship, which met 11 tiroes.
The physical department showed
sroat activity during the last three
months, and all of Hie classes made-
new records in point cf attendance
The classes and their total attend
ance were as follows: Young men s
53; junior. 1S5: students. 9!): busi
ness boys, 435; boxball, 475; wrestling,
(i; handball, 375; tennis, 2S; class in
cross country tramps, 23. There were
13 given medical examinations by the
physical director. Over 100 boys ben
efited by the coaching received in
basketball and 72 took part in games.
The prand total of men and boys who
took part in the activities of the asso
ciation during the quarter reaches the
high mark of 4,295. which is better by
some hundreds than last quarter and
considerablybetter than for a year ago.
GALL FOR HELP
In all parts of the United States
hurches, charitable and other organi
jationg and private individuals are vi
ng with each other in providing and
lurrying forward relief fundu for the
survivors in the Italian earthquake
district. The Red Cross bus already
telegraphed $50, COO from tlrs country
and will send more soon. All ac
counts show that the calamity is the
most extensive, as well as the most
complete in the .district covered, ol
modern times. While in the San Fran
cisco horror less than 5uo perished by
earthquake and fire, in Italy the death
list may reach 200,000, while the unin
jured survivors are unable to provide
themselves with the necessaries of
life, let alone caring for the woundod.
In the San Francisco cntaslroplu:
while the stricken area was practically
confined to a portion of a single city
in Italy 1(h) miles of coast, as wen as
several large islands in the Medit"rran
ean sea have been laid desolate.
An immediate and heavy draft upon
the resources of the civilized world is
needed to prevent further loss of life
and relieve those who are suffering.
George F. Roth was the first to add
to The Argus' relief fund today, sub
cribing $5. All money received will
be promptly forwarded to the Red
Cross at Washington. Following are
those who have given to this fund:
Ilev. It. D. Williams $ 5 00
Gwrge F. Roth o.OO
Rock Island Young Man is Appointed
. to Take Charge of Mueller Lum
ber Company Office.
Oscar J. Ohlweiler has been appoint-
ed as manager of the local yards of
the Mueller Lumber company, takiu;
effect at once. Mr. Ohlweiler succeed
G. Edwin Schniid, who has resigned to
engage in business. Mr. Ohlweiler has
been connected with the Mueller com
pany for four years, and for three
years was assistant, manager of th-j
Moline office of the company. He is
a Rock Island young man.
DOES IT MEAN CHICKENS?
Save Your Coup
About July 31 we will redeem every
coupon to persons not winning a prize
in contest that closes Dec. 31, 1903,
with the best premium proposition in
the city, at the rate of two 10c coupons
for four 25c coupons.
In the meantime keep on saving our
NOTE. On and after Jan. 2 we will
give coupons only on cash purchases.
1 I 4- Ave.
Rock Island, III.
PORT BYRON HOME
FEEDS THE FLAMES
New Residence of William Prater
Entirely Destroyed, Loss Be
ing About $2,000.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
The home of William Prater at Port
Byron was totally destroyed by fire
List night. Mr. Prater lighted a fire
in an upstairs room- about S o'clockj
and at 1 o'clock, when the children
were sent to bed, the whole upstairs
part of the house was found to bo in
fiames. None of the furniture could be
saved. There was no insurance, and
the loss is about $2,000. The' home
was practically new.
DIRECTORS PLAN TO
REBUILD THE HOME
Puzzle of Justice of Peace Over Law
on Stray Animals.
Justice J. H. Clciand is puzzled over
the question which is lip before him
today as to whether the city police
can prevent chickens from runnni
through the yards of the neighbors of
their owner. Otto Gottsch, Twelfth
street aud Fifteenth avenue, own
some chickens, and Mrs. Martha Todd
complains- that they annoy her con
tinually by running over her yard and
causing her trouble. Mrs. Todd com
plained to the police, who notified
Gottsch that he should pen his chick
ens up, or at least keep them in his
own yard. lie failed to do so. and the
matter was taken into the justice
court. Gottsch contends that the state
law does not give the police the au
thority to make him pen his chickens
up, because the term "chickens" does
not appear in the statute, which is
taken usually to cover such cases.
The court has taken the case under
advisement and will probably render
a decision tomorrow.
Good Cough Medicine for Children.
The season for coughs, and colds is
now at hand and too much care can
not be used to protect the children.
A child is much more likely to con
tract diphtheiia or scarlet fever when
he has a cold The quicker you cure
his cold the less the risk. Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy is the sole re
liance of many mother?, and few of
those who have tried it are willing to
use any ottuT. Mrs. F.-F. Starcher, of
Ripley, W. Va., says: "I -have never
used anything other than Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy Xor my child en
and it ha3 sdways given good saMsfac
tion." This remedy contains no opium
or other narcotic and may be given rs
confidently to a child as to an adult.
For sale by all druggists.
Real Estate Transfers.
Ju'ius Hertjcns to Ixniis Sonneville,
west 33 feet lot C, John Toten's addi
tion Moline. $:50.
George C. Nash to Mary Fay Hawes,
lot S, block 2, Wailace Grove addition
Hock Island. $1.
E. H. Guyer to Charles R. Boynton,
lot 10, block a, Buford & Guycr's cdd'.
tion Rock Island. $175.
Lulu B. Orman to Charles II. Cald
well, lots 3, 5, C. block 3. J. B. Winter's
Ninth street addition to Rock Island.
Salubrin, acting beneficially on the
skin and promoting healthy cell forma
tion, is a most valuable means of pre
venting, or healing, bed sores. It will
also immediately remove soreness.
For proper application and dilution,
consult the "directions." All druggists.
Special Session of Illinois Swedish
Lutheran Synod Called to Act
on Andover Building.
The board of directors of the Swed
ish Lutheran Orphans' home at An
dovcr, at a meeting yesterday at An
dover. decided to rebuild the institu
tion destroyed by fire Sunday at
once, and a committee with Rev. F. R.
The result will be the adop- Johnson of Galeburg as chairman and
tion of a resolution endorsing the com-l a. G. Anderson of this city as one of
mission's recommendations. Practic-1 the members, was named to prepare
ally all the opposition to the commis-1 plans. It was decided to call a special
sion's plans comes from the county I meeting of the Illinois synod of the
superintendents of the state, who church, which controls the home, and
would he shorn of much of their pow-J this committee will report to the synod
er should the plan be adopted. I Rev. F. A. Linder of Gaiva will Issue
More than 1.200 of the teachers! the call for the synod meeting.
heard J. A. Riis of New York last! The directors found that the loss re-
night deliv r an address on "True I suiting from the fire was $17,000. au.l
Americans," In which he paid tribute! that there was $9,200 insurance. Rev,
to Washington. Lincoln and Roosevelt I P. J. Brodine. chairman, presided at
as the true representatives of the type. I the meeting.
The audience also was nermitted to
hear a lecture on "The Evolution of IS STRICKEN WHILE AT WORK
Democracy," by William Hawley Smith
CHILLY BATH IN HE CANAL
Rock Island Young Man Gees Through
- Ice While Skating.
John Quilan, who composed one of
a party of three boys wno startcti out
yesterday afternoon to skate to Gen
esco by way of the Hennepin canal
and Rock river, had a rather narrow
escape from drowning. When at a point
near Briar Bluff the ice gave way with
him aud he fell through Into the coid
water. The water was not very deep
at the place of the accident, and the
young man was soon, out of his pre
dicament as far as drowning was con
cerned. He was hurried to a nearby
farmhouse, where he was fitted out
with dry clothing. The party then
ave up their trip to Geneseo and
came back on the train irom iinar
Tnx Hale In nUmmed.
The proposed change In the unit of
school organization from the district
to the township and a higher rate of
state taxes ior the benefit of the pub
lic schools of tfce state were discussed
at the morning's session,
Boston Shoe Store Employe Suffers
Stroke of Apoplexy.
Edward Chamberlain, an employe of
the Boston shoe store repair depart
ment, suffered a stroke of apoplexy
yesterday evening vhile at work and
had to be taken to St. Anthony's hos
pital for treatment. Mr. Chamberlain
The county superintendents adopted was at work at his bench at the time
ROCK ISLAND TROPICAL
. Safety Building,
a resolution approving the work of the
educational commission m, general.
The section reelected State Superin
tendent Blair as its presiding officer,
and named Miss Mary Hawkins, su
perintendent of Pulaski county, as sec
retary. The executive committee nam
ed consists of B. C. Moore, McLean
county; R. O. Clarida of Williamson
county, and T. C. Wampler of Dewitt
Principal Pick Olllerrn.
The principals' section met In the
afternoon and elected the following of
President C. R. Brooks, Paris.
and appeared suddenly" to "become
dazed from no apparent reason. With
in a few moments he rolled off his
chair to the floor. Physicians were
summoned at once and the ambulance
was called at their direction and- Mr.
Chamberlain was taken to the hos
pital. His condition today was con
sidered very serious. He has on rela
tives in this city and as he is uncoi
scious very little can be done towards
locating them. .
Saloon Notices. .
Turkey lunch New Year's morning
at Deisenroth's place, 1501 Fourth ave
R. C. Wilier-ton has returned from
his visit to Bloomington.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Relmers have
gone to Fort Worth, Tex., on a visit.
Mrs. William Bchaarman and son
Fred, leave tonight for Los Angeles,
Cal., to spend the winter. -
Miss Wilhemina Barfield of Hins
dale arrived In the city today on
visit with Miss Dorothy Chamberlain
Dr. J R. Hollowbush returned thi
morning from Minneapolis, where he
attended the convention of the North
western Surgical association.
- Labor Congress Meeting. .
All delegates to the Tri-City Ialwr
congress are hereby instructed to as
semble at Turner hail. Rock Island
Sunday, Jan. 3. 1900, at 2 p. ci. Busi
ness of importance will be transacted
The general public are also invited to
be present. ,
. JACK WRIGHT,
R. V. KELLEY, Secretary.
All the newt all the time THE
There Long Winter
Are ideal ones to spend with a
good book, but reading is not a
source of pleasure unless your
EYES are comfortable.
WE CAN MAKE THEM SO.
Myers Optical Co.
212 Safety Building, Rock Island
Holiday Grocery Sale
At the Big Clean
HJJ. L FiC.
Grocery, 2504 Fifth Avenue
Seal Shipt oysters, per
50 boxes oranges at 15c
per box and up, per doz...JJj
1,000 lbs. mixed nuts, per
Fancy figs, per
Mixed candy, rer
1,000 lbs. fancy butter.
Per lb. 27'2C
20 lbs. granulated sugar
Fancy patent flour, war-
Cream flour, warranted,
Fresh bread, three loaves
Two cans new pack corn
Sauer kraut, per quart
Ginger snaps, per
Good roasted coffee, ier
' ' 12'2c
Let us have your Holiday order arid prove,
to you this is the best store in town. . Both
CHOOSE NOW AND GO WHERE
, -IT WONT HURT A BIT."
1715 Second Ave, London Building."