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TIIE ARGUS, TUESDAY. AUGUST 10, 1009.
MAKES A HIT
Navassars at the Exposition
Prove the Big Attraction
From the Start.
CROWDS VISIT- THE PARK!
Mayor MeCa.skiin .Makes Opening Ad
dress Auto ' Races Are Held
Fireworks This Kvenin.
The first day's programs at the Hock
Island Exposition attracted big crowd:?,
and with the more comfortable
weather prevailing today, it is ex-J
l et-ted that all records will be broken.
The formal opening took place last
evening, when President T. J. Medill
f the exposition company and Mayor
t'oorge V. McCaskrin made brief ad
dresses. The city council held a brief
meeting and adjourned till Wednesday
evening, and the mayor and city offi
cials visited the Exposition grounds
in a body . the patrol wagon being
brought into use as a means of trans
portation from the city hall to the
park. Incidentally the officials bad .n
opportunity to inspect the Ninth stmt'
paving,, just completed and opened o'
the city limits this week.
President Medill invited the inayjr
and other officials onto the-stage in
front of the grandstand, and in a bri 'f
address spoke of the achievements i f
the Exposition company, and its plans
for development in the future. He in
troduced the mayor with a few happv
remarks, and Mayor McCaskrin spoke
briefly. He said that he was pleased
to give official recognition to such a I
project, liiid that as the representative J
vi me people 01 ine eny ne oesireu 10
congratulate the Exposition manage
ment and wish them success. He re
ferred to the enterprise as one requir
ing a great amount of time and money
and declared the men back of the Ex
position to be entitled to the respect
and encouragement of the people.
Mayor McCaskrin referred to the
value of the exposition as a means f
advertising Rock Island, and spoke -f
the way in which the city's name has
been brought before the people for
many t miles around. That this is
worth while and will bring returns for
Hoek Island was the, opinion he ex
pressed. ;hmI Kii trrlniniiirnl.
The Exposition has fulfilled . all
promises as a greater attraction than
last year. The Cavasaar ladies band
is making a great hit, and already li-j
people who have beard the ladies are
expressing regr.cV tha.t their stay here
is to be -limited to a week. The T.O
ladies are all artists, and uuder the
direction of Miss Augusta Dial they
give programs that are real treats.
The band gave several feature num
bers last evening, the anvil chorus 'lin
ing especially well received. In this
number 10 of the young ladies don red
jackets-and leather aprons, and make
music ring from the big heavy anvils
placed. at the front of the band stand.
The anvils have electric connection i,
and with the other lights all exting
uished, a very pretty effect is it
tained. The ladies were compelled tj
respond to the applause with an en
core. Another feature number was the
"Stars and Stripes." Comet solo?
numbers by Miss Vivia Hutcbings
proved a pleasing feature 01 tne even
ing program. Miss Hutcnmgs is a
mastrr of the cornet, and she was re
called for an encore.
The. N'avassar band's concert are
nlone worth the admission price of the
Exposition, and not only that but to
bear the band in any theater would
cost from 50 cents to $1.23. This
the smallest place where the band
has ever had an engagement. From
here the Navassars go to Riverview
park, Chicago, for a return engage
ment of several weeks.
The band tonight will render the
following program of popular and rag
Overture, Zampa . .'. ...... I leroid
Rag Quartet Four Trombones
Misses C. Gary. Allen, Brady and
Rag Overture Thompson's Melodies
Ragged Rag. .. .Preacher and the Hear
Spectacular The Anvil Chorus
March Triumphale, "Entry, of the
Solo for Clarinet, Carnival of Venice
; . Rossi
Mis3 Elizabeth Shipley.
Elioes from the Metropolitan Opera
. House ... .. Toba.ii
Piccolo Solo, Thro' the Air Daman
Miss Adeline Moore.
Descriptive "The Death of Custer"
The band gives the evening program
CAINKD IS FOUNDS.
I gained 15 pounds taking
Father John's Medicine. Al
exander Kilmer. Police Offic
er, Johnstown, N. Y.
CAINED O POI NDS.
1 gained six pounds taking
Father John's Medicine. as.
McKenna of the Dollar Sav
ings Bank. Pittsburg, Pa.
Your money back for the mere asking i
Rexall "9? "' Hair Tonic does not make
the scalp clean and healthy, nourish the
hair roots, cure dandruff, and stimulate a
rew growth of hair. Put it to a test at
our risk. Two sizes, 30c. and $ijoo.
THOMAS DRUG CO.
in two parts, the first being from 7:30
to 8 o'clock,' and the second, after the
evening vaudeville program, from 9:13
to 10:15. The afternoon programs are
given at 1:45. The baud plays during
thevaudeville program, in addition .0
the concert programs.
The program tomorrow are as fol
Overture, Pique Dame Suppo
First Heart Throbs Eilenber'
Popular Melodies Harris No. 2
Hunioreske , Wheeler
Selection. Forty-live Minutes from
Overture, Seiuirainiile Rossini
Clarinet Solo, Old Kentucky Home
. . . . T. Mastiu
Miss ElizalM'-ii Shipiey.
Operatic, Robin Hood DeKoven
Tone Poem. Bliiineiigelhister. . . . .Blou
General Mixup -U. S. A.
Overture, 11 Guarany Gomez
Cornet Solo, "Pensc. a Moi"
'. Miss Nellie Mae Hoone.
Valse for Xylophone Duraud
Miss Cora UcH Lewis.
Selection, Mile. Module Herbert
Grand Piocessioual .March, Ediua...
Operatic Selection. Bohemian Girl..
Sextette for Saxophones, Lucia
Misses A. Hall. B. Hall, M. Hall,
Keene, Saml.i-' r and H. Gary.
Dance-of the Serpents Boccala i
Descriptive Cavalry Charso
Yamlrtillt Hill tJood.
The vaudeville lill is exceptionally
strong, and is Hie best collection -if
acts ever seen 011 a local stage. The
piogram includes a spectacular exhibi
tion of aerial feats by the Bottoinly
troupe; a novelty act by the Simple
Simon trio; tiiiili"g by .the famous
Tumbling Arabs, and an exhibition r,f
Professor E. L. Sunliu's trained bull.
The Tumbling Arabs give a unique
and interesting exhibition of tumbliu?,
and. perform many feats of strength.
Their act is proving one of the feat
ures of the bii!
The perlonu ince of Sunlin's trained
bull is remarkable. It is well known
that to train a tuill to do anything ie
the way of a trick requires infinite
patience and is regarded as almost an
impossibility. Professor Sunlin puts
the animal through a series of feats
that are entertaining and surprising.
The animal was unable, because i.f
overheating, to perforin yesterday nf-
ternoon, and tli" act last evening was
somewhat mam-d by the animal's in
disposition, bu' at that it proved one
of the best numbers on the program.
The Norrins?. the Swedish high div
ers, give a tanning exniomon just
east of the band stand. They do sev
eral spectacular high dives from a
high ladder into a tank of water, and
Oscar, the mali member of the team,
does a dive a' l ight that is thrilling
in the extren!r-' He clothes himself In
a garment of ti.-sue paper, and while
he stands on tlie scaffold, ready for
his dive into the big tank of water,
this paper suit is set afire. He makes
the downward Imp in a mass of flame.
It is one of the most spectacular acts
ever seen here.
The vaudeville program is given
twice daily, following the half-hour
piogram by the N'avassar band,
("ii'ldrn Tourint llai-en.
The spectators at the afternoon auKj
races; yesterday had the opportunity
to see one of tli- cars, which made th;
::.ft00 imile. GlW'lon tour from Detroit
to Kansas City onipete in a five mile
race. V The car. the Midland, whs
driven by O. E Hayes of Moliue, :ii
the race for touring cars costing under
$-.'.r.iii. The car. with the exception
of a new rear 'ire. was in just the
condition it was when it finished i.i
the great endurance lest, and it still
carried the mud, and dust accumulate 1
in the long run overland. The car
easily won the race, defeating another
Midland, driven ,.y Harry Orinan M
this city. In a pi ?tty race by a nar
iow margin. " Roy Wilmerton's Moline
touring car, drin by. Martin Colvi.i.
look the third piie. There were but
tho three cars u ered. The wiiine
was awarded a s i.rage battery as the
Mophy, the seconl place took an au'.o
clock as the priz , and the last of the
three won a lamp The time was S:1S
for the five mile
In the contest i tween ears costing
nder $1,100, bettei ime was made, the
course of five mil 3 being covered In
7:12 by Henry Vochner in a Buick
machine.; He won easily over Martin
Colvin, also drivii a Buick. Third
place was won b Strayer in a Fod
runabout. Colvin' machine was nor.
running smoothly, trouble developing
in the ignition. T.u prices were $20.
$1 and $5.
aih.o ana moioi de races arc on
the program again tomorrow and Sat
Kline Show (leu.
The Kline shows are all on Iht
ground, and they fln.w rHr sized and
lenees last, evenn 2 The Kline - at
tractions are all I. an, and they ar
operated on a hi I standard They
include the Igorr it village, a wild
west show, Minnie and m;,ny other
first, class attract 0 ir,. . In the wild
west show Mr. Kin - says confidently
that he has cowlo; riders that beat
any in ttie BUtlali Kill show or the
101 ranch. It Is an attraction of merit.
"i ue Human Konic te Wheel." and
Prince NlchollI, th ,iny Russian, are
otbfr attractions at ie nark
oday is Moline 3 .j jt w.A. day
TO DRAIN INTO
Council - Adopts Recommenda
tions to Relieve Situation
RUN TILE TOWARD SOUTH
Will .Divert Flow . of Water From
liasiiis Into Ravine iu South
Rock Island Temporarily.
The city council's session last even
ing was brief, and the aldermen took
an adjournment to tomorrow evening,
when the bulk of business that, was
ready for consideration last evening
will come up. The meeting last even
ing whs cut short because of the fact
;hal the officials had been invited to
I) etlie guests of the Rock Island K.
iiosition company at the opening f
the event, and the mayor was to de
liver the opening address.
An Einrrgenr jr Drnlu.
The only action taken was the adop
tion of the recommendation of the
waterworks committee for the relief r.f
the situation at the rtservior, where
the Fourteenth avenue drain has be
come stopped up, and a bad condition
exists. "The committee proposed the
extension of a drain south from Six
teenth avenue, to have an outlet in 1
a ravine in South Rock Island. This
n-eans that the city will divert this
drainage from the reservoir into Rock
river, as the water course from this
ravine has an outlet in Rock river.
... . f
The committee Kateo: mat no ony-;-
tions to this method of relieving the
trouble would arise.
The drain is regarded as merely a
temporary method of caring for the
drainage of the reservoir until the
whole filter and reservoir problem has
been finally settled.
at the I park, and .tr
will be the firework
xhibits this eve'
The-contract for t) .. fireworks calls
jfor the following di- dy this evening
opening- salute-- six 'extra large
aerial maroons, ascending to a height
of -JttO feel, explode with a report tint
pan be heard for miles.
illumination by means of ,U torches
red, green and yellow
Flight of 21 four pound national
Flight of 12 0 pound national exhi
bition rockets displaying many coumi
nations of color and eviiibit the most
Flight of four nine inch Neapolitu-j
Flight of four nine inch two break
Neapolitan bombshells, erch shell
bursting twice with different effect.
Flight of four nine inch, three break
Neapolitan thells. each shell bursting
three times, making them equal 'o
nine shells. v
Flight of three 15 inch, thiee break
pecial shells showing many varieties
of colors separately. Each shell burst
ing with three varieties of colors
Each shell has different effects.
Fountain Effect Discharge of six
xhibition floral fountains, which take
the shape of sheaves of whuat.
Flight of six six pound prismatic
in-rent, rockets, displaying a torrent :f
Flight of ; 12 inch exhibition bomb
shells, dischiiging many combinations
of colors and pyrotechnic novelties.
Six exhibition whirlwinds, forming
niinense revolving columns of brilliant
;ire. ascending high in the air, emit-
ing showers of golden spray.
Might of six five star parachulo
ockets. Each rocket, discharges liv?
float ing stais of large calibre, sus
pended from parachutes. They float a
long distance and change, eoior several
imes before disappearing.
Flight of six four pound magnesium
rockets. These rockets emit stars -t
brilliant, dazzling splendor and radium
Special device criss cross litre .if
various colored fire balls, from three
special made batteries.
Flight of three 12 pound hanging
hain rockets, displaying long chains
of prismatic lights, changing color
Flight, of three Japanese spider
bombshells. Aflcr reaching Ibeir al
titude explode and throw out a mass
if fire taking the shape of a tarantula
covering a space of from 20 to M
Fountain Effect Discharge of six
Silver birch trees. A profuse spur
fire fountain intermingled with gor
geous tinted gems.
Flight of nx eight pound peacock
plume rockets. They release a grand
feathery peacock plume in the richest
colors known to art.
Discharge of six jack in (he box.
surpilflng startling effects.
Flight of six eight pound vyeepiuy
willow rockets. They throw out. -a
mass of brilliant fire taking the snap
of willow trees, with their long hanj
Flight of six four pound magnesium
Mount Vesuvius Six pine-en emitting
large globes of electric fires, scinlilat-
ing and objecting thousands of col
ored sparks, very, very exciting. -
Flight of three 12 pound hauging
Flight of three 18 inch national
Discharge of mammoth Devil and
tailors commencing with an illumina
tion in colors, followed by a rich
stream of fire and terminates with a
burst of fiery dragons thrown to a
height of 40 or 50 feet, exploding with
Flight of six eight pound peacock
Flume rockets. Releasing at their l-
Final Cleatiiag Sale
Aug. 1 1 tond Including Aug. ;;2I
We are, bound to unload every dollar's worth of Men's, Boys'
and Children's Summer Clothing and Furnishings in our
store, and in order to do this we have completely slaugh
tered the prices. y
Our stock needs no introduction to you, as you are
all well aware that noting but the best enters this store,
and at the prices mentioned we are bound to attain the
object of our sale.
We Must Have the Room for Our Fall Stock.
Worth and sold all season for
$22.50, $25.00 and $27.50.
The best makes in the country,
Adler, Rochester and "L" Sys
tem. Blues, blacks, grays, tans,
etc. Everything included. Reg
ular, stout and slims. Take
them away for ,
Boys Long Pants Suits
Ages 14 to 18. Grays and
dark mixture. Just the thing
for school wear. Worth up to
$10.00. Take them away for
Worth and sold all season for
$16.50, $18.00 and 20.00. The
bost that can be secured for the
money. Blues, blacks, grays,
tans, etc. Everything included.
Regular, stouts and slims. Take
them away for
Bloomer pants. Ages 8 to 16.
All colors, blues, grays, tans,
$5.00 suits ......... $3.75
$6.00 suits $4.50
$7.50 suits $5.63
$8.00 suits ........ : $6.00 ,
$10.00 suits $7.50
Worth and sold all season for
$12.00, $13.50 and $15.00.
Suits that we cannot buy now'
to sell for the same money. All
colors and sizes. Take them
Two Piece Suits.
25c balbriggan 19c
50c blue and pink 35c
50c poros knit 35c
50c B. V. D 35c
$1.00 balbriggan 75c
$1.00 B. V. D 75c
Ages 5 to 9. All colors.' Blues
grays, tans, etc.
$3.50 suits $2.63
$4.00 suits $3.00
$5.00 suits $3.75
$650 suits $4.88
$7.50 suits $5.63
Men's and Boys'
$1.00 poros knit 75c $2.00 quality $1.50
$1.00 B. V. D. ....... 75c $2.50 quality '. . $1.88
$1.50 Derby ribbed . . . $1.08 $3.00 quality $2.25
$1.50 B. V. D. ....... $1.20 $3.50 quality $2.63
$2.00 grades . . . . . $1.50 $4.00 quality $3.00
$2.50 grades $1.88 $5.00 quality ........ $3.75
$3.00 grades $2.25 $6.00 quality $4.50
Don't overlook this. It's a money saver for you.
No Tampering with Figures. No Juggling with Prices;
The Store That's on the Square
t itiulfi grand feathery plumes or rtchesi
: IHisht of six five star parachute
; Flight of six 12 iuch fxhibitku
EXPOSITION DESIGN, IN COLORED
Program Tomorrow. V
Tomorrow afternoon's prog-ram it
the park is as follows:
3:00 O'clock. -
Saddle horses. Class 4. Walk, trot
and canter. To be judged by their
conformation, substance, finish, style,
ability, manner and way of going and
up to cany the weight specified and
howir without artificial appliances.
All horses required to show three dis
tinct gaits, walk, trot and canter. Con
formation. 40 per cent; way of going.
40 per cent; manners, 20 per cent.
Horses over 14.1 hands up to 16 hands,
up to carry 150 pounds.
First prize. $25; second prize, $15;
third prize, $10.
Jumping (open to all). Class 5. Per
formance over the fence alone to
count. Boards at regulation height.
First prize, $35; second prize, $25;
third prize, $15. .
Harness horses. Class 6. Unicorn
(one horse ahead of two). To be hitch
ed to braker drag, coach or mail phae
First prize, $30;secoud prize, $20;
third prize, $10.
Electric runabouts or coupes, free-for-all.
Class 3. 6: 00 o'clock.' Five
mile flying start.
First prize, $15; second prize, $10;
third prize, $5. '. ....
Ten-mile motorcycle, for amateurs
only. . "
First prize, headlight; second, prize,
leather leggins. . "
Novelty race, . . touring cars. two
miles. Class 4. Cars to stop at wire; load
three passengers, go once around track,
and reload three other passengers, then
go once more around and repeat per
formance. Then go twice around with
First prize, $20; second prize, $10.
!- nt tlie Exposition.
First fireworks tonight.
Let her go while the going's good.
You will see all your friends at th ;
The Navassar band is alone worth
the price of admission.
The Igorrote village with the Kliue
shows is; acknowledged to be the best
in the country.
Everybody was -pleased with the
Humiliation. " Despite the heat there
was a good opening attendance.
Judge W. A. Dobson of Des Moines
arrived today to take charge of the
horse show which opened this after
The Crime of Idleness.
idleness means - trouble for any
one. It s the same with a lazv liver.
It causes constipation, headache
jaundice, sallow complexion, pimples
and hlnlctiPS- Incut rf nnnotito nan.
sea, but Dr. King's New Life Pills
soon banish liver troubles and build
up your health. 25c at all druggists
, . All the news all the time TH"fc
SPECIAL EXCURSION FARES
Via Grand Trunk Railway System,
Summer, 1909, Chicago to
Motitrral and return ......
Qiieliw and return
Tvma-tamt am" return
Portland and return
Old Orchard and return...
Boston ami return
New York and return
Atlantic City and return..
Asbury Park and return..
Corresponding fares to . over one
hundred other places in Canada, New
England and on Jersey coast. Tickets i
good thirty (30). days. Liberal stop- ;
over arrangements. St Lawrence rhr-
er and rapids, included .at slightly
higher fare. - Time tables, descriptive
literature, etc., can be obtained by
mail from W. S. Cookson. A. G. P. A..'
135 Adams street, Chicago. :
AH horse shoeing- - shops will
closed Saturday all day.
: Dysentery is a dangerous disease
but can be cured. Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem- ;
edy has been successfully used in .
nine epidemics of dysentery' It has '
never been known to fail. It is
equally valuable for children and 1
adults,, and when "reduced with
water and ' sweetened, It Is pleasant
to take. Sold by all druggists. ;i