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THE XRGTJS. WEDNESDAY. 'AUGUST. 11, 1909..
I AT EXPOSITION
Thousands Visit Park ' Moline
Day to Hear Band and
, See the Shows.
FIREWORKS IN EVENING
Display Conclude'! Program of Sec
ond Hay Press t'ltib M.ecls
' and Dines at Grounds.
Yesterday was a big day tit the Rock
lsiand Exposition, and during the day
between 8,000 and K.0t"H) people visited
the grounds. The evening programs
attracted enormous crowds, and until
ttier, a o'clock there, was a steady
stream of people pouring through Ih-j
entrance gates of tlie park. - It was
Moline and M. W. A. day, ind in the
evening the first of the three displays
of liieworks was given at 10 o'clock.
.Mayor Olson of Moline was on the
grounds during the afternoon and eve
ning, and ' In" addition to the official
lepresentation of Moline in the person'
of the mavor there were hundreds of
the citizens from the sister city at th
park. In the afternoon the M. A.
head offices were closed in order that
Hi.. ..mnlme ,.ii?ht attend ihe-evM.i-
dition, and tiie society's representation
at:the park was large during the en
Prow Club Mrttn
The Tri-City Press club members to
the numlier of S5, gathered at the park
sir i'.-:!ll. anil held the reirnlar monthly
dinner. The newspaper men enjoyvd
a real feast at the German village,
served ' by Colonel James O'Connor,
who has charge of the village and the
lestaurant service near the grand
stand. As guests the club had present
President -T. J. Medi'.l of the Expo
si.ion company "Assistant Manager M."the Ra. quartet for four trombones,
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II. Sexton. Herbert A. Kline of the
Kline shows, and Harry Travellicii.
stage manager, and the mayors of Rock
Island and Moline. George W. McCask
rin and Andrew Olson. Following the
dinner President Rnlnh W Crnm . f
tt, p',th fw rHi-s i
and introduced President Medill of the rf,sent3 the . Sioux Indian war dance,
Kxposition company. Mr. M-dill spoke tn niht before :he !attle' bugle calls
briefly of the Exposition as an enter- in Custer's camp before forming the
tainment, and thanked the jiewspap-r ,ine of marh- Custer s cavalry charge
men for their cooperation in makin ; on march: the "!,Proach the cavalry
the week's event a success. Mr. Medill wi,h the and ",ainS national airs,
said that the company feels that H the Indians responding with their cm
has a creditable entertainment., and he ,omarv Winnie: the batt.e of Little
extended a hearty welcome to the Bi" Horn J"np -r- 1876: In(,lans r,e"
newspaper men to enjoy the Exposi- Joi"lnS over their victory with a scalp
Jjon ' dance; arrival of reinforcements, Gen-
Mayor McCaskHn wasintRHliiced bv eral .cavalry: Custer'.
President Cram and he expressed on urial. volley of shot, muffled drums
behalC or the citv the approval of the . and "liiig of the last call over the
exposition en'tei prise, and told of the. ' Jneral's grave, ar.d the finale. "Xearar
value of the 'project as a means of My God to Tlue." The piece Is s
spreading the fame of Rock Island beautiful one. ami represents the great
abroad:; He paid a fine compliment to historical event in a realistic manner,
the management of the exposition, and D"mg the liunslut the applauds fre
bespoke for those back or the proje-t l,,e,,,1y broke an'l when th
the co-operation and encouragement of drains of the Star Spangled Banner
the press and the public He gave as-,we'' hear(1 PPOI a" ver Ihe grand
surance that anv possible -official as- s,anrt rose to their feet and applaud .-d
sistance .would, be given ... - . patriotically. Tie piece made such a
Mayor Olson extended the greetings impression tiiat the band has co 1-,
of Moline to the Exposition company ' nted to repeat it at some later pr'
and the press club, and' in a happy "r!ni during the week,
talk, showed the responsibility or the The Anvil chorus won the same re
press . for. such enterprises, and ror ception as at Monday evening's pro
every movement that looks to advance- giam, and the tirnouncement or the
inent in the community. Mayor Olson number as the ci! eluding selection of
held that the "responsibility or th- the evening was (') signal of an out
press is greater than the responsibility burst of applause The 10 young lad
m ii iiwii mi nj m,ip'jniMum hi i
1- -Tina -i mnn -M iJ
JMI ! I I I I I
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or the chief executive of the city or J
...c iai6cr UIVISIOIIS. ui ue
feood evidence of the wort ft of the
Rock Island exposition that it has the
.full support of the ni-wspaP'Ts of the
See thr slU'""-
Following the dinner, the newspaper
men were the guests of '!e Exposition
company and Mr Klin', and visited
the chief attract ions si' '''. grounds.
The Press club .member inspected the
igorrote village, saw the wild west
show, attended the l."Utiful orient
performance, paid a -it!l on the little
Russian prince, and ;iI-;, on Minnie,
the giantess, and after trying some of
the amusement devices on the grounds
wound up the evening's ""l hy taking
a whirl on the human rmlette wheel.
The verdict or tin- m ambers was
unanimous, and was that the Kliii'?
shows are clean thrmi-hout, atid ar"
metropolitan in their luracter. Some
of the aitractiuns an- simply marvel
ohm, and tlie shows an' all free of ob
jectionable . features, and present
clean entertaining programs. The
wild animal show is " r the big
attractions on tlie lin'. The- Igorrotte
village is a unique am! highly interest
ing exhibit, showing the native cos
tonis of the Kontoe tribe of the, Phil
ippine islands. The s;roup of Igorrote.:
was one brought over a year ago.
Hnud Star ' "
1 ni -Navnssar la.n-'s "" Ih ov
attraction at the p;'rk. and so popular
re the band's programs that during
tlie conceits the harlots at the shows
and other attractions at the grouuds
are unable, even wi;!i the most des per
ate measures, in draw the crowds
from the neighbnrli-'od or the band
stand in front of tlie grandstand.
Every number was followed by en
thusiastic applatis.--. and the band was
compelled to respond to encores for
many of the selections. While th
'dl-ies were play
jug for the vaudeville
program, even ine attention ot tne
audience was Is.i.-ely given 'to tha
music, and ear!i number received
hearty applause, t he concert program
last evening was made up of popular
and ragtime numbers, features being
piayeu DJ ine .inwra aiy, rtiieu
Brady and Miller, a clarinet solo by
Miss Eliabeth Sidpley and two spec
tacular numbers, the anvil Chorus and
the descriptive piece, "The Death of
I" the latter number the music rep
Thursday, Friday and
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ies who made , music ring rrbm the
anvils were given an ovationand tit
the conclusion or the selection an en
core was demanded. The band gave
a national air as an extra number ?t
the close or the program.
The features of the program this eve
ning will be a cornet solo by Miss
Xellie Mae Hoone, the Valse foe the
Xylophone, by Miss Cora Belle Lewis,
and the sextette ror Saxophones from
"Lucia.", by the Misses A. Hall, B.
Hall. Keeue, Sandager and H. Gary.
The program included a number tr
operatic, selections, and concludes with
Nearer My God to Thee."
The programs or the band tomorrow
ere to be as rollows: .
A Sousa March.-....... .King Cotton
Overture fJer Tambour rr Garde..
Solo for Xylophone-.
Miss Cora Belle Lewis
First Heart Throbs Eilenber.
Waltz, Est udiantina Valdteur?l
Selection, The Fair Co-ed Ludeis
Overture, if I 'ere King Adam
Solo for Baritone Saxophone, "In
Miss Blanclie Hall.
Operatie, Martha Flotow
Overture Orpheus Offenbach
Solo for Clarinet, Luisa de Mont-
rort . . . Gergso'i
Miss Elizabeth Shipley.
Suite; Musical Scenes from Spain;
(a) Gypsy March; (b) Dance; (c)
Habernana; (d) Bolero.
Song for Cornea. Yearning. .. .Solmon
Miss Vivian Hiitchings.
Selection, Woodland Luders
March from the Suite, Pretique. . . .
Operatic Selection. Maritana
Piccolo Solo, Thro' the Air Damar
Miss Adeline Moore.
Characteristic, By the Swanee River
Descriptive. . .The Forge in the Fores'
Vninli-vlll" in Omul. U. '
In addition to the band concerts,
there are horse show events tomorrow
afternoon, and tomorrow evening there
will be another display of fireworks.
The vaudeville bill is making a grent
hit. The acts are all of a high stand
ard, and include the Bottomly troupe,
the Simple Simon trio, Professon Sun
lin's trained bull, the tumbling Arabs,
and the Xorrins, high divers. The act
of the Xorins is attracting much -U-
tention. and is one of the most specta
cular seen here.
. Kline Shown iool.
The Heibert A. Kline shows which
are at the exposition, contain what 5s
undoubtedly the most interesting col
lection of different kinds of entertain
menth which has ever appeared here
at one time. All the shows are good
clean attractions and they are varied
and entertaining in character. ... Tiley
Include the Igorrote village. Elma, the
fat girl, beautiful orient, the glas
blowers, merry widows, the little Rus
sian prince, tlie circling wave swing.
Schlitzie. the Aztec girl, the human
roulntte wheel, the trained wild ani
mal show, including the only tigT
which rides horseback. Minnie, th
rhow beautiful, and the battle or San
tiago. The latter is a moving picture
show of considerable merit and one
of the best of its class that has ever
been seen here, but in that respect it
is like the other shows of the lot.
The committee in charge is todiy
completing the arrangements for the
coronation of the Exposition fir
queen. Miss Gertrude Schneider, and
the presentation to her of her diamond
to buy anything in the Bi
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emblem or authority. The program
for this feature of the week will be
: . Firework Tomorrow.
.Tomorrow evening, in honor of Dav
enport day, there will be a second fire
works display.. The contractors who
are putting" on the display will have
their arrangements more perrect, and
.he display will .be' even better than
last night. The fallowing pieces are
to be discharged: - .
Tliurnrtay lavraport Nljjht.
Opening salute Extra large aerial
maroons ascending to a height or 200
eet, explode with a report that can be
heard for miles. . -
Illumination by means or 26 .bags of
red, yellow t nd green fire.
Flight of 21 four pound national
rockets. - -
Flight of VI six pound national exhi
n'tion rockets displaying many combi
tations of color and exhibit the most
Flight or six nine-inch Neapolitan
Flight of six nine inch, two -brea-
shells, each shell bursting twice with
Flight or six nine inch, three break
Neapolitan shells, each shell bursting
'hree times, making them equal to nine
Flight of three IS inch, three break
spider comet shells after 'teaching
heir altitude explode three times,
throwing out nine spider effects, each
covering an immense area.
Fountain Effect Discharge of six
prismatic , fountains of colored fire
drops, intermingling and shooting
through each other with kaleidescopic
Flight of six six pound electric
rockets alter attaining their height
emit flashes similar' to lightning in
Flight of three 1". inch five repeater
national repeating bombshells each
shell repeating fiv etimes with differ
ent effects equal to 15 exhibition
Discharge of three electric batteries.
throwing out an apparently endless
amount of electric stars.
Discharge of three six nound floating
festoon rockets, arising from thj
ground ith an immense trrail of gol
den fire and emitting a mass of Iichts
which forms into festoons of jewels of
Flight of six fix pound prize asteriod
rockets, bursting with prismatic stars
of large size and brilliancy, revolve
memselves into levolvine wheels -f
brilliant fire. '
Special device, three chromatic bat
Flight of three 12 pound floating fes
toon rockets throw out festoons about
12 to 15 feet long, which change color
several times as they float in the dis
Flight of two shell of shells. Each
shell releases from 15 to 25 smaller
shells after rewrWrrg-their altttnd?,
O COMING TO S
'nipQ VIUIIC Mil
UlELd If II I LI- HIU
IS ON THE WAY
Mr. ' Elizabeth Meade, Itepnted
Wealthy, Is Found "Dead at Her
Home Below Davenport.
Mrs. Elizabeth, aged 75 years, was
found dead at her home five miles
below Davenport on the river road,
yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Meade
owned the farm on which her home
is situated and she was very wealthy
but had the reputation of being a
miser. Yesterday afternoon, a call
was received at the police station to
send the ambulance and a doctor out
to her home as she was very sick
and wanted to be removed to the
hospital. When the ambulance ar
rived at her home, the officers found
a pet dog guarding the dead body of
its mistress. Mrs. Meade had died
while the ambulance was on its way
out to her home:
filling the air with varied effects.
Discharge of six aerolites. They be
gin with an illumination of changing
colors mutating to a shower like roun-tain-like
fire, then discharging high
in the air a blazing aerolite which fin-!
ally disappears with a. loud explosion.!
Flight or six eight pound searchlight
rockets, discharging beautiful floating'
stars changing to a powerful search
Discharge or six 12 pound mamnur.h
bee hives throwing into the air a
mass of contortions of fire, hissing and
squirming in every direction.
Flight of six extra large floral bomb
shells. First displaying colored stars
discharging bombshells displaying
clusters of colored stars.
Flight or three parachute rocke's,
discharging three floating stars each.
Flight or three 24 inch national ex
Flight or three 12 pound floating fes
Flight of three 18 inch national exhi
Discharge or six princess feathers
liquid colored fires .of every hue in
spreading volume covering a lare:e
pace with, changing jewesl and daz
zling electric fires.
Flight of four eight star floating
Flight of six 12 inch national exhi
Two six break, five inch repeating
shells, each shell bursting six times,
with all different effects, making :n
all. 18 shells. "
Xiagara Falls in fire.
Mayor McCaskrin and City Clerk
M. T. Rudgren are receiving: many
compliments on the artistic manner
in which the city hall and armory
has been decorated in the Exposition
and national colors. The whole front
of the building is draped in a very
pleasing effect. The work was done
under a special contract with the
Queen City Decorating company. The
Central fire station has been ueco
rated by the firemen in a pretty
t ex of the RxpoMitlon.
Been out yet?
The Xavassar band is the hit of the
Exposition, and justly so.
The Kline shows are all first class.
What is more they are all worth see
The crowd last night was a whopper,
all that the directors could ask for
Tuesday night. Keep 'em coming.
King Bill. Sunlin's trained bull, will
not permit any spot light to be thrown
on him, and it might be added there
are no spots on King Bill.
Remember the first band concert
by the Navassar band commences each
evening at 7:20. Get an early start
and enjoy the whole program.
,Sunlm's bull does r not like th?
set rchlight. and what is more he will
not stand for it. And King Bill is
the kind of an anl.nal that is bound
to be re.-.pectcd. He does his turn in
a roped in arena on the main stage.
TO HOLD EVENING TRAIN
.Milwaukee Road Provides Exposition
Service to I'pper Knd. .
Through the efforts of P. L. Hinrichs
tri-city passenger agent of the Milwau
kee road, it has been arranged to hohl
the north hound train from this city
going up this side of the river .for one
hour Friday and Saturday nights. Th?
grain's regular leaving time 'is 10:20,
but it will be held till 11:20. This will
make it more convenient far residents
of the npper end of the county to re
turn home arter seeing the Exposition.
Saturday evening the Mercer county
train will leave at 5:20 p. m.. instead
of at 4:20 .
. PERSONAL POINTS.
Miss Bessie Ed wall left yesterday
for a month's visit in Colorado.
G. J. Hinderer left this morning
for an extended visit in Philadelphia.
Dr. L. (i. Stuhler of Monticello,
Iowa, is visiting with friends in the
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ralston left
this noon for a visit of several weeks
F. S. Brown of Cambridge, return
ed from St. Paul on the steamer St.
Mrs. Emma Harris lias gone for a
short pleasure trip to Denver and
Colorado Springs. '
Frank L. Patterson returned last
night from a two week's outing at
Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Pearce return
ed tins morning from an extended
visit in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Marston and
son, Elmer, left today for an extend
ed visit at Seattle. -
Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson lert tuis
afternoon on the Helen Blair for a
brief visit in Burlington.
W. C. Nolte, a representative of
the 1- Louis Times, returned to St.
L.ouis on the steamer St. Paul to
ine Misses Anna Roggenkamp and
Margaret Frey ; returned on the
steamer .St. Paul this morning from
Mr. and Mrs. William McLane and
daughter, Mrs. W. Leverich. left tnis
morning for an extended visit at Bay
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ranson of Anna
wan arrived in Rock Island this
morning from St. Paul on the steam
er St. Paul.
Mrs. B. Andrews and daughter. Miss
Florence, SI I Fifteenth street, have re
turned home, after spending the past
three weeks at Garden City. Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Montag of Dubuque,
Iowa, are in the city for a few day's
visit at the home of their son, Chris,
Montag, 1000 Fourteenth avenue.
Mr. 'and Mrs. Otto Bras.ner. who
have betn visiting Mrs. Gus Abraham
son at 525 Twenty-first street, left this
afternoon for Seattle, Wash., to attend
C. B. Ward, formerly or this
city, now located at San Antonio,
Texas, is spending a rew days -.ere.
visiting with Triends. Mr. Ward will
leave in a Tew days Tor Minneapolis,
where his Tamily is sojourning.
AT EXPO SHOW
Thoroughbred Stock Is Exhib
ited by Tri-city Owners in -First
Day's Events. y
Stock from Coon Stables Is Delayed
in Arrival E. O. Itobert.s and
11. A. Trimble Winners.
The horse show in connection with
the second annual Rock Island exposi
tion opened yesterday afternoon at th
Exposition park, and although hut '.two
events were held, ' some . very prettv
exhibits were shown. The entrv lUt
was not as large as it will be the re-
niaiiuler of the week, because of the
delay in the arrival of the horses from
the stables or A. W. Coon or Liberty, .
ville, 111. Mr. Coon has a fine exhibit
of horses iieie. and wiil be a sstrnna-
competitor in the reniiiinder ofv the
events. His horses include somo re
markable high jumpers, one-horse
having a record of 7V, feet it. iii
however have strong competition
the-carriage class from horses owned .
by tri-city people.
Two ItilibniiH to Robert. -
Two horses owned by E. C. Robert
of Davenport carried off ribbons in the ,'.
ciass ror narness horses, high 6tep-
pers, .single, yesterday afternoon. Cav
alier taking the blue ribbon for. first
place and Colonel carrying off tho
third place ribbon. The red ribbon for
second piece in this event went to
Belle, owned and driven by Robert A. '
Trimble of this city. There were ,
seven horses entered in this event. .
and some of the prettiest steppers in
the three cities were shown on .the
track in front of the grandstand. The
horses were judged as to style; action,
conformation and pace. They were
shown to four wheeled vehicles. Cav
alier, the blue ribbon . horse, was
driven by George Cozens of Daven
port. On account of the delay in the ar- :
rival of the Coon stable entries, the
event for harness horses, four in hand
road tea.Tis, was postponed until to-'
morrow afternoon. The (?oon horses ;
arrived late yesterday, and were ex- ,:
hitited in this afternoon's events.'.'.
Two In Liwr" Claim."
There were but two teams enterel
in the livery class, A. D. J. Moeller
and the ilurrin Bros, livery having .
horses entered. The blue ribbon went
to Floia and Tom of the Moeller livery
shown to a carriage, and the red rib
bon was awarded to Dewey and Dick;
from the Murrin barn, shown to a
phaeton. The award was bused on 50
per cent on the horses and 50 per cent t
on the appointments.
Tomorrow afternoon's events include
me loiiowmg, tne exnitnts starting ar
3 o'clock after the vaudeville pro
gram : ; .
. Harness horses (four in hand road ; t
team). Class 2. Road team to h-? -shown
before coach, brake or drag. -Horses
alone to be considered. Each
exhibitor requested to have trumpeter
accompanying. Horses may be solid
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