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THE AUGtTS. SATURDAY. MAY 8, 1909.
Board of Directors Reelects
President Medill and Others
for Ensuing Year.
McDANIELS IS SECRETARY
lian for fourth of July Cplehration
to Include Program of Afler-
noon Eveiitn. ,
The first -meeting of the board ei
directors of the Rock IslanJ. Exposi
t Ion company since ths aim tal s.cetin;
of the stockholders, was held last t vi-n
lng In the parlors of the IU'pc The
two new members. Dr. F. A. SiujJn und
C. J. Larkin, took their seats, i i.
other members all being present1.
Oltlrrrn i:ir tl.
Hon. T. J. Medill was unanimously
re-elected president, Charles MJ!usi
being in like manner continue, as vice
president, as was Carl H?".pen:ued a-
treasurer, while C. S. McUan'cIs was
elected secretary to suceel J. W
The office of manager was abelish-d
this in conformity with the suggestion
of Manager K. W. Lewis made at a
former meeting of the ootid on the
theory that the work of the Mrs year
in fitting the grounds having involved
the main duties calling fo- such an
officer. It could now be dispensed with.
Such of the duties of the office as r t
ply to the exposition proper we'j del
egated to President Medill, uul as a
further evidence of the confidence ;(f
the board in the aduiinistiutto.i of his
office he was given sole authority to
engage all the employes of tn cxpv
Fourth of July KvrnlN.
A committee composed of E. W.
Lewis, Dr. C. L. Silvis and V. M. Reck
appointed at a former meeting of the
board to consider the feasibility of a
Fourth of July celebration at Exposi
tion park this year, reported favorably
on the proposition and briefily out
lined a program of afternoon .events,
including horse races, automobile
races, marathon races, etc.
The plans of the committee were ap
proved and instructions given to go
ahead with the program.
HELD FOR ASSAULT
WITHjA SHOT GUN
Jidward Scliineckle Is Hound to
Grand Jury on Charge of Attack
ing Factory Workman.
Edward Schmeckle was bound over
to the grand jury yesterday afternoon
by Magistrate Smith, on a charge of
assault with a deadly weapon. He
was held under $500 bonds, and in de
fault of the bail was committed to the
county jail. Schmeckle is alleged to
have been the man who attacked Cas
lile De Smetz, a night watchman at
the Rock" Island Plow company, the
night of April 13. It will be remem
tiered t hat the watchman received a
charge of shot from a shotgun as lie
came down the stairs from the pat
tern room. Witnesses claimed that
Schmeckle had told them he bad shot
Will Set Trial List.
Judge W. II. Gest has requested that
the attorneys who are interested in
cases pending in the circuit court, be
present in the court room next Wed
ues&ay afternoon, for the purpose or
setting a new trial list for the wesk
LOMBARD MAN TO
3E THE SPEAKER
Professor L. II. I'isher Is Secured I.
Deliver .'ulHiiieic'Micnt Address
at Augustana College.
U was given out late I hi.- afteriiO).
I hat Profess or I.. H. Fisher of LviiujurJ
college will be the fcxau neement d iv
orator at Augustana at the collegiate
department's cxerci-cs, Thursday, May
27. .1. K. Scott of this city is to speak
at the business college commence
ment, and Rev. Abbiuist and Rev. O. V.
L'olingrain of this city will deliver the
seminal y commencement addresses.
RECORD BROKEN AT
THE EAGLES' FAIR
Largest Crowd Since Opening At
. tends Kvceptionally Strong
Program fur this livening. '
The third evening of the Eagles fair
last night resulted in a new record fo
al tendance, the patronage exceeding
that of the first two nights. Songs bv
Barney Braeliaian. the little newsboy.
(Were the feature of the program. Fred
Ehmke and Miss Amanda Smith gave
vocal solos which were well received.
An exceptionally good program has
been arranged for this evening. Mrs.
Mae Richards Casey, a favorite soloist,
is to sing, and in response to many
requests Miss Babe Pollock wnl a--pear
again this evening. Emil llans
will give Jewish monologue sketches.
WILL ENLARGE THE SCHOOL
Training Work at Rock Island Ar-
senul to Re Extended.
Dispatches from Washington state
that the training school which for Iw:
years has been conducted at Rock Is
land arsenal for enlisted men in the
different army departments, is to b
enlarged. There have been two classes
so far given the course of training a
the airenal, but in the future instead
of a class of 15 :nen, about 40 at a
time will be assigned to take th
course. The men are ordered to ie
port Aug. 1 and remain at the arsenal
until tlu last of June. . The men as-
selected by special recommendatio.-i
fiom diffeient branches of the service.
WILL MAKE IT A RESORT
Woodward's (irove to lie on Xew In-ti-iirlan
William Woodward, tiie owner of
the tract up the river known us
Woodward's grove, has donated a
strip of land 100 rods long for the
right of way of the Tri-Ctty & North
eastern line, and he has informed
R. S. Woodburn. who is securing the
right of way, that he proposes to
make extensive improvements, and
make the grove a pretty little resi.i..
The place has always been a popular
place for picnics.
W. (). Negus left this afternoon for
a month's visit in Washington, I). ('.,
nad Morgautown, Va.
Mrs. A. Leary has returned from
.Vtiupliis, Teim., ivhere .she spent the
winter with relatives.
V. A. Mart left this afternoon for
Quiucy, where tomorrow he joins
Captain U. W. Wisherd and fainii
in an automobile trip to this city,
which will once more Ik; the cap
' Never before has there been an op
portunity to visit the Pacific- coast
that promised such great returns for
the time and money expended.
The numerous places of interest,
the varied attractions, the wealth of
experiences, the comfort and pleas
ure of t.ie tour, will prove a most
liberal education cne that could not
be gained from a thousand books.
On account of the large number
of events very low rates of fare will
be in ffect and Rock Island lines,
with two routes and most direct ser
vice, will be the choice of the dis
criminating traveler. See that your
ticket reads via "Rock Island" to and
Alaska-Yukon-raHfic Exposition. So
attle. Wash., June 1 to Ort. Hi, J .
Convention of the I. S. National Guard
Association, Los Anscles, Cal., May 17-19,
Northern Baptist Convention, Port
land, Ore., June 25 to July 2, liltifl.
Annual Convention National Associa
tion of Retail Grocer of the I'nited
States. Portland. Ore.. June 2-a. l!i()t.
National Association Woman Suffrage,
Seattle. Wash.. July 1-7. P.mi.
Annual Meetinp National Kdueatfonal
Association. Denver, Col., July 5-9. 1 !.
International Convention Kpworth
League, Seattle, Wash.. July 7-12. lyott.
benevolent Jnd Protective Order of
Elk. Los AnReles. Cat. July 11-1S. 1909.
National Irrigation Congress, Spokane.
Wash., Aug. 9-14. P.MJ9.
National Encampment Grand Armv of
the Republic, Halt Lake City, Utah, Aug.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
Seattle, Wash.., Sept. 2o-2r, 1U09.
IlnteM of meetliiKM nlTord nn iiiwmuoI
opportunity to vixlt umiierou.o pl:ii-rN on
Let me help you plan your trip.
S. F. BOYD
Division Passenger Agent, Davenport
F. H. Plummer, C. P. Agt.,
1829 Second Avenue, Reck Island, III.
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II OX. T. J. MKDILL,
Elks Enjoy Social Session in
Connection with Eegnlar
REXDALE IS TOAST MASTER
l)islri-t Deputy .lanies A. Finlen of
StrciUor Conipliiiiciits Lodge
on lis Kapid (ii-owtli.
The social session which the ISlks
held Ia.st night in connection with their
regular monthly meeting was one of
the most enjoyable affairs of its kind
ever given by the local lodge. A very
short business session was held in the
lodge hall on the third lloor of the
Llk building, and then the members
epaired to the stem room and par
took of an excellent spread. The;
house committee had planned to eli
te! tain about T."i of the members, it be
ing supposed that more than that num
ber would bo unable to be present.
The committee was agrevably surpris
ed when a count showed that fully
luii had turned out for the occasion
.M'icr the banquet Robert Rexdale as
mined his duties as toasimaster of the
evening and called on a number of
those present for short talks.
I;Mri-t Deputy Heard.
District Heputy James A. Finkn of
St r at or, 111., who was here on an olli-
i::l vi:di to the lodge, was the first
speaker ealkd cpon, and he responded
.". i:h a siu.ri and inU-iosnng talk, in
which he co!upli:iiei;l ed the local lodge
ui its rapid growth in the last year.
Ho:ace Huron, whose ability as an
iiitcitaluer is well known, was the
ut-xt one calb-d upon, :hh1 he respond
r,d by giving several short recitations.
"Casey at the Hal" being the feature
number. Mayor Andrew Olson, who is
I resilient of the state association ol
ll!S, was the next speaker. Ho spokv
on Kikdoin and Klk lines f activity.
Two vaudeville acts, secured from tlv.
I-'.uuily theater i:i Pavenport. were
in xt in order. .Miss Kooney sang ;i
number i,i character songs, which weiv
creatly enjoyed, and she was compell
ed to rcsi'oud to r ppttted encores.
Meldon and Kieta then put on a laugh
abb? farce called "The Duke and the
At the conclusion of the vaudeville
acts, which were presented from a
-uuall s;tag(! creeled in the parlor.
Toast master Rexdale called on a num-
)( v of Klks from other cities who hap-!
wiled to be present, and several of
ihfm responded with short, talks.
Observe lith Hour.
A feature of the lllh hour observ
ance was the reciting of an original
iiicni by Horace Huron, which was a
.cry' clever piece of work. After this
Kicm, the banqueters assembled in the
jailors and enjoyed an informal mu
sical program given by several of the
r.embers tf the lodge.
MAY SPEND DAY AND
NIGHT IN THIS CITY
Inland Waterways Commission to be
(Juests Here During Trip Down
It is expected that the inland water
ways commission, which will start"
from St. Paul on a trip down the Miss-
ssippi river two weeks after the ad
journment of congress, will spend a
lay and a night at Rock Island. It is
he plan for them to diverge here andt,he high elevations feVerS prevail,
ut in a day on the Hennepin canal. I .... t. w.iQ maiaQ ?
.here are 21) members on tae commis -
ion and they will travel to Xew Or-
eans on tue uavu 1 lpion.
Lars Kelson, 423 Tertfh street, died
xst night at 11 o'clock from the ef
tcts of a paralytic stroke which be
OF THE ROCK
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sustained last Wednesday. Until that
time he had appeared to be in as gooi
health as one could exited from
j man of his age. He was born in Swe
den April 21. 1SS0. and in 1S72 he
came to America and settled in this
city, where he spent the reina'nder of
his life. Ho was employed as a car
penter by John Yolk & Co. for 27
jyeuts. Surviving him are- lour chil
dren. Peter, Nils and Anna of this
city, and Airs. V. P. Keiser vi Chicago.
A brother and sister reside in Chi
cago. Th6 funeral services will be held to
morrow afternoon at : o'clock from
the Swedish Lutheran church, and they
will be conducted by Rev. S. (!. Hagg
lund . Mr. Nelson was a member of
this church for many years. Burial
will take place tit Chippiannock cem
etery. Funeral of Mrs. Mosher.
The funeral of Mrs. William Mosher.
;21 Fourteenth street, will he held to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from
St. Joseph's church. The services will
be conducted by Dean J. J. Q'.iinn.
Purial will take place at Calvary cem-
TO BE FRATERNAL
(General Committee of M. W. A. and
K. .. .. Local Camps Meets anil
Votes to Incorporate.
At a meet tug of the getter. d commit
tee of tl;e M. W. A. and :I. N. A loc.il
camps iti charge of the c.:utp home
; rojt-ct. it was decided in !n-orporn'
.iikI; r th. r.a.-ie of the Kraterual Horn.
:i; -sociation. Papers were lucpared
iskinj; the secit.'tary of stale for a
'.barter as an incorporation not for
pecuniary profit, and the application "s
to be forwarded to Springfield at once.
HEARING ON THE MEASURE
House Committee to CinM!?cr Con:
mission Plan Pill Tuesday.
A le;Ur was received by Charles
Coff, rating secretary of the Pusiness
Men's association, today, stating that
Chairman lbickson of the municipali
ties committee of the house of repre
son tal hes has granted the Illinois com
mission plan association a hearing be
fore the committee Tuesday. The com
mittee at that time will consider the
commission plan enabling act, which
ht;s already been passed by the senate.
The letter to Mr. Goff is from (. P.
tBassett of the executive committee of
the association, of which committee
Mr. Goff is a member. Mr. Hassett
states that no great difficulty is an
ticipated in securing the adoption of
the act by the house.
State President Here.
Mrs. Eva Monroe, state president of
the Illinois- Colored Woman's clubs, ad
dressed the Rock Island Ladies' An
club (colored) at the residence'of Mrs.
William H. Moore yesterday. The talk
was very interesting as well as in
structive. Exposure to Wet,
dampness and cold, results in a sudden
chill. Take a teaspoonful of Perry
Davis' Painkiller, in half a glass r-f
warm water or milk. The wln'o sys
tem will be heated, and the danger ol
cold avoided. Two million bott'.es ate
told every year and this after 70 years
in use. There is the new and econom-
i ical 35 cent size and also the 50 cent
The World's Best Climate.
us noi euureiy iree rroiu uit?ase, on
' nntprpi1 tn a water or less
t t acornin to aititmle. To over-
elimatie affections lassitude ma
laria, jaundice, biliousness, fever and
ague, and general debility, the most
effective remedy is Electric Bitters,
the great alternative for every form
of bodily weakness, nervousness and
- insomnia. Sold under guarantee at
all druggists. Price 50c.
! APPEAL TO
Augustana Directors Asked to
Intercede with Synod JEe
PETITION BY THE STUDENTS
Association HcrMrs en Xcw Plan of
Action at Annua! Meeting- M-licci-s
The- Athletic as. -c ia! ion of'Augii'-;-
lai-.a co:.1!-' mad an important move
to secure the reir.s'atenieiit of interct-!-kgiate
athletics at a :r.oitiug lh?-j
nioining wlicii a iesoluti a w;:s adopt
ed to peti: i.ai ihe college l-oard of
diteetois to ask the iyf.ed Vj rescind
its at Mm m l,;i;iir-g sntevc'iliegja'.1
contests A eoainibteo compo:eil of C
I-:. P,iick:nan, H. Larscn and J. A. Johi:
;)u was lios(-n to secure the signa-
ures of the stud titr; lo the priitio't.
led Liuil Hergrcn was selected to pr.---ient
the petition t i the Iud of dhe;--
The n;e;:.d ttdejited by 1 lie stmietits
Ms year to sec.ir ilu- ivr.tsiateinoiit
)!' a;!i!etics i v, deparru-e from 1 li.it
lttcmpted last year when the syiiel
was app. aled to dir t'.y. It is l..-lievl
hit the plan adopt-, d today vil; prove
nore efl'tive. itiiistuu' h as a pet bin
irtsentej by the illl'.i cut i l! I'.ie.-.ieer.-,
iunpoing the ctilbge direct ri:, it. e will
lave much more wcih! at the sl.uoli
al nteeting tbaii a petition f;oia tb
tuebnts. The petition last year pr.ei
ibly failed becati. e i, n'ceivi d Vu) si:b
t initial backing.
Oltieors Are I '.!( ed.
Tae associaMon Ihi.-? nv.ifiiing a!:o
dceted officers for Ihe ensuing tar t's
Pnsider.t T-r.-nil Wtstl ind."
Vice 1'n sidein Pavid Rocks! rem.
Secretary 12. li. Fog. :1st t om.
II. Linden, t) lin Uovelsiad. R.
leilstroni, D. K. Reckslroni a;;d C. A.
ieiumder weie nuniita'cd to be pro
niscd to ll'.e boarj of ceettrol as cati.Ii-iat-.s
for manager of athletics.
THE FIRST PRIZE
Illakslee's I'.vliibit s Win Honors
of the Suae.
(J. C. P.liikslee relumed hist evening
i'lOin Springfield, where he atr-iido:l
he pho.ographois" siate ctniveiitim.
Mr. lllakslee was awarded the lii-t
lize for his exhibit of homo porlraii
Jies. Ills cMiil por;iaits were espec
ially coiumeadod by (he fraiernity an-!
was jmblicly men'. ioned by President
Livtly of the southern school of pho-
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CARL IlELLPKNSTELL, i -
lography, wb: was tbo jit iucipal
speaker s:i the convention. Mr. Liv?y
said that th jJciures were not only
.'rac-.fu! l-.ut absolutely iiild like,
which was tiie highest corjp!ir.!ei. jj ?
could pay. The entire cxhi'iit will 1k
on display at the sttilio 1-ri l.iy ai d
S:il to day of next week.
A BIG- MEETING IS HELD
U:;:ivay ami Lij,ht Kmplnycs llcsir
'alk ly LynnVMun.
About 8' of tiie meuibers of the tri
(itv railway and ligiit emploves asso-
miaticn held a meeting last evening in
their newly furnish' d club roo.ns Iti
the tild ofiices of the Pioj)b's Power
company at the foot of Seventeenth
slieet, and listened to an address by
ii. W. Rule..? of th.' Geiiorai Klectrlc
tompany of Lynn, Mass. Mr. Ealcs
spoke en a number of technical subjects
1 riitcipaily of ii;trest to clectricia-is
and tbost cotnileted with electric work.
The talk w.ls a very instructive one.
IS HIT BY A STREET CAR
MoHue Man, However, INcapes With
a I'c.v MiIst P.raises.
Jobaitnes i'eterson of Moline had a
rather narrow escape last evening in
thi.; city while crossing Second avenue
at Eighteenth street. He was struck
ly an I2!m street car and kyocked to
the I'iivii.Hut, bus deafness preventing
him from hearing thfi ear as it ap
p; cached. Luckily -ih car.'wii piox
ti.g ;it a very r.'ow sjieid. and beyond
a few minor bruises he: was not-injured.
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Eill fcr a Divorce.
Mrs. Minnie Campbell has filed a
luii for divorce from William Camp-
bed in the circuit court, charging ex
cessive use of intoxicants .and nou-
s.upp.u;. They were married in this
city May IP, P.M.'L McE.itry & Mc
I'biiry represent the complainant.
A Ca'.ifornian's Luc..
"The luckiest day of my life was
when I hoitgiii a box of Duckler.'s Ar
nica Salve," writes Charles F. Pudahn.
of Tracy. California. "Two "re boxes
cured ir.e of an annoying case of itch
ing piles, which bad troubled me for
yearn ar.d that yielded to no other
treat Ment." Sold under guarantee at
"In February oar daughter had the
whooping cough. Mr. Lane of Hart
land, recommended Chamberlain's
Con?h Heim ay and said U gave his
cui-.tonieis the best of satisfaction. We
found it as ho said, and can recom
mend it to anyone having children
troubled with whooping cough."' says
Mrs . A. Cess of Durand, Mich. For
cale by all druggists.
y w .-
Eggs of Rare Birds, Saved for
j Hatching, Arc All Stolen
During the Night.
WILL PUT ON OFFICERS
Superintendent IeIans He Will I'se
Khit Um if Xecessary Tells
Mayor of Situation.
In spite of the warnings given by
Superintendent Gaeljer and Ihe park .
beard, the vandalism that lias in;-
vailed in Long View park of late,
continues and last night even wo;-n-
de;.radai ions than heretofore v.-ere
committed. As a result Superintond
' ent Ciaetjer has determined to take
.drastic measures, and the park. will
je cleaned out at 3 0 o'clock each
in'sit. and a plain clothes o.Ticer will
be jjJ.a.ted on duty with instruction .
to arrest any jjersou wlio abuses the
privileges of the ark.
l'KK -re Slulrn. .
-For some time Superintendent..
Uaetjer has been saving the eggs of
(tie fancy ducks and geese which a-e
maintained in the park and has been
preparing to set the eggs and raise
a new lot of birds. The eggs, of
course are rare and of considerable
value. He had about 100 on hand
and they were in a boat in cne of the ;
lakes. This morning when be went
to the park he found that the lock;
on the boat bad b.vn broken, and
that all but three of the eggs bad
Mayor h Iufurmrd. '
"Mr. Caetjer t.iK.k the matter up
with the mayor this morning with a
view to having a plain clothes officer
put on duty in the park. The park
board lias auiliorized Mr. Gaetjer to
take any means he sees lit to stop
the vandalism, and if necessary the
park funds will be spent to protect
the property in Long View.
"I simply won't stand for such ac
tions any longer," said Mr. daefjer
this morning. "We have woikeu hard
to give the people cf Rock Island a
park to be proud of. and that vandals
should undo our bard work is a
shame. I'm going to put an end to
it. I'll take a shotgun and si.and
guard if necessary. Our warnings
through the newspapers do uot sem
to have done any good. Now we'll
take other measures."
The superintendent has been" as--sured
the cooperation of tbo mayor
and the police department in the
matter, and no effort will be spared
to apprehend the persons who have
been: guilty of the ac,ts-which huve
so aroused the park commissioners.
It is needless to say that the van
dals, if caught, will receive se ere
Taft Names Three Judges.
Washington, May 8. President Taft
today settled three federal judgeship
contests by sending to the senate the
nominations of Wiilkim I. Grubb as
judge cf the northern district of Ala
bama, George Denworth of the western
district of Washington, and Charles A.
Willaid district judge in Minnesota.
Hains Trial Near End.
Flushing. X. Y.. May S After a
breathing sju-lj of two days, the Hains
trial will reach the beginning of the
end. Monday bolh sides will sum up,
and unless so.ne unforeseen delay
arises Justice Garretson will charge
the jury Tuesday morning.
Brother of Duncan Cooper Dead.
Nashville, Tcnn.. May 8. A special
to the American from New York says
that Judge William P. Cooper, aged 90,
,(lied there last night. He was a broth
er cf Duncan B. Cooper, recently con
victed here, together with his sou:
Robin J. Ccoper for killing ex-United
States Senator Carmack.
All the news all the time THE
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STEPS TAKEN TO