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THE ROCK ISLA-NTD AILGVS;.:3mm&'Yi MAJRCJEL H 1910.
"A Joy Ride ori the Water Wag
on" is the Title of the
C. N. HOWARD THE SPEAKER
New Yorker, at Illinois Theatre, Pre
sents Arguments in Favor of
An audience of several hundred peo
ple gathered last evening at the Illi
nois theatre and Joined with Clinton
N. Howard of New York in taking "A
Joy Ride on the Water Wagon," as he
titled the address which he gave. The
occasion was the formal opening of
the local option campaign. The alle-
, gorical trip on the water wagon was
divided into three portions, qne being
a trip to the cradle, another to the mar-
riage altar, and the third to the grave.
'To the Cradle.
The first portion of the Journey was
a visit to those men who are undecided
as to whether or no prohibition would
be a good thing for the country or are
even fearful' if it could be enforced if
voted for by a majority of the people.
Mr. Howard went alter this class of
men who are unable to arrive at a de
cision, and advanced arguments as to
why he was convinced that prohibition
should be voted into effect. He said
the liquor traffic was condemned even
by the best of those men who are en
gaged in It and he cited instances
where saloon men have remarked to
him jthat it is a bad business, but a
necessary one. Then he told of men
who favored the liquor traffic for the
same reason, although they admitted
it was not a necessity as far as they
. themselves -yere concerned, but that
their neighbors wanted it. These same
men, said SCr. Howard, were fearful
that if the saloon was voted out, blind
tigers would -result, and they seemed
to think the 'former were preferable.
The speaker disagreed with this view,
and said that it was better to have
wrongly disposed youths . and men
hunting for a blind tiger than to have
a tiger with ees (the saloon) on every
corner hunting for men. For his part
Mr. Howard sUd he "would like to see
the floor of erery saloon covered with
sawdust, the ar a sawlog, bugs run
ning over and around it, horns on the
man who dispensed the liquor, and the
smell of brimsone in the air; it is the
devil's own plice, and when it is dis
guised with mthogany furniture, plate
glass mirrors, brass rail, and the like,
it is capable of doing greatest harm to
men." J -
The water wagon next went from the
cradle to the marriage altar. This al
legory referred to the reunion of the
southern states to the north. Mr. How'
ard paid a glowing' tribute to the new
south. It had made . a leap of three
centuries in a space of 50 years. He
spoke in particular of the awakening
of the south to the evils of the liquor
traffic and the consequent prohibition
which has practically covered that sec
tion of the country- He went into de
tail and had the water wagon stop at
each state in the "solid south' while
he recounted the number of dry coun
ties, cities and towns as opposed to the
number of those still wet. The change
which had taken place in the state of
Kentucky, he said, was marvelous;
Kentucky, where it was more truthful
ly than poetically said that "the corn
was full of kernels and the colonels
full of corn." Now, he said, Kentucky
is practically dry and the citizens are
well pleased with themselves. After
paying a tribute to Abraham Lincoln
and Frances E. Willard, whom Mr.
Howard said had foreseen the time
when "God's plan for the world would
be followed, tne speaker expressed a
belief that the Ruler of the universe
had reversed the plan He had followed
at the time of the abolition of slavery,
and that Just as surely as the north
had freed the south from the curse of
slavery, it was now God's intention to
"have the south free the north from
the demon rum."
"The same thing that happened be
fore the civil war is happening right
now," said the speaker. "At that time
the movement and the spirit of aboli
tion commenced in the north' and roll
ed to the south as far as the Mason
and Dixon line, where it stopped for
a time to gain impetus, and then you
know what followed. Now the move
ment of prohibition has started in the
south and rolled to the north as far as
that same Mason and Dixon line, and
there it is waiting for the impetus
which is to send it over the whole
country. The 6ignal for the wave of
abolition to move on was the firing
upon old Fort Sumter, and the signal
for the new wave of reform will be
when demon rum fires once more upon
To the Grave.
Mr. Howard told his audience that
there was considerable fun to be had
out of the third stage of the voyage
of the water wagon, even though it
was a trip to the grave. He said that
the joy or sorrow in such trips always
depended upon whose funeral it was,
and that as this was to be the fungal
of the licensed liquor traffic, it vjld
be a great occasion for rejoicing rather
than one for sorrow. He said there
was one sure and short way of judg
ing whether a business is good or bad,
and that is to compare the finished
product with the raw material. Then
he called a youth the raw material
with which the saloon works, and lik
ened the worthless old drunkard to
the finished product, and asked iif the
saloon business could be called a good
business from the results shown.
As an indication that the trip to the
grave is to be a reality and not a
dream, the speaker called attention to
the growth which has attended the
Tickets Nominated to be Voted
On at the Primaries Set for
CANDIDATES ARE INDORSED
Recommend Men Who Have An'
nonnced Themselves Seekers '
for Aldennanic Honors.
Q-ROCK ISLAN D. ILL,. ?Ei5, SSTKSSS
Specials for Saturday
Saturday, 10 a.
designs, yard 5c.
m., cotton Persian challies, kimona
2.30 p.,m., 500 yards mill lengths 40 inch figured
shirting madras, 25c value, per yard He.
Mill lengths assorted bleached muslins, per yard 5c.
Mill lengths extra quality checked apron ginghams,
Women's plain black cotton hose, per pair 7c.
Boys' special heavy sole box calf shoes, the popular
blucher cut, per pair $1.17.
Travelers' all wool ingrain carpet samples, 36x42
inches, finished ends, 95c value for 35c.
Old time rag rugs, ,30x60 inches, $1.10.
Yard wide hemp carpet stripes and plains 10c yard.
Maple folding sewing tables with yard measure 85c.
Four shelf magazine stands, 36 inches high, golden
and weathered oak $1.25.
Special 50c corset covers, made of sheer nainsook
and cambric with dainty trimmings, only 39c.
Women's housedresses, button back or front, real
home made styles, made generously full $1.19.
One chance children's worsted dresses in the pret
tiest styles, worth $2.25 to $5.00, quick at $1.75.
At the book department genuine fountain pens with
gold finished pens, one to a customer 29c.
Shell hair pins, dozen on card, for 8c.
New belt pins, jewelled effects, very special 25c.
Large jet hat pins, mostly 25c ones, Saturday 9c.
Peroxide cream, 25c size, this time1 16c.
Ladies' pad hose supporters, dainty colors, white and
black, less than half price 1 8c.
Easter hats now ready, sh6wing a correct forecast of
millinery modes for spring, and Easter but' a little more
than two weeks away.
I Musical Program in Evening
. . Fine ward meetings were held by
the democrats of the city last evening
to dispose of the preliminaries incident
to the primaries . set for tomorrow
evening between 7 and 9 o'clock.' at
which Candidates for aldermen are to
be nominated, ward . committeemen
elected and delegates to the city-town
ship convention selected. The town
ship convention will be held at Turner
hall next Wednesday evening, at
which time the democrats expect to
name men for the offices of assessor, col
lector, supervisor and assistant supervis
ors who will claim the support not only
of their party, but of the people gen
erally, at the polls next month. The
results of the ward meetings of last
evening were as follows:
Delegates John Hoizhammer, .Jo
seph Lerch, Robert Beck, D. Witt,
Charles Weinberger, George Kroeger,
Henry Kale. Frank Blochlinger,
Charles Carlson. George Simpson,
Arthur O. Huff, 1106 Fourth street.
was indorsed for the aldennanic nom
ination. Joseph Lerch, in the first
precinct, and Henry Kale, in the sec
ond precinct, were nominated for ward
Delegates H. C. Wehling, John
Kimble, John Cahail, George Sexton,
John Stapp, Emil Mandel, Howard
Wright, J. F. Ooverman, Thomas Plog,
Martin Frank, Herman Seidel, William
Fleugel, Andrew Larch.
Carl Naab was indorsed for the al
dennanic nomination. Andrew Lerch
and Harry Barth, in the first precinct,
and H. C. Wehling and John Kimble,
in the second precinct, were nomin
ated for ward committeemen.
Delegates Dan Corken, John
Schlemmer, Louis Schroeder, John
Schwack, Fred Autwarter, John Cra-
mer, C. J. Smith, Ernst Ohlweller, I
Thomas Carney, Joseph Grotegut, Ar
thur Burrall, Henry Kruse, S. A. La
Vanway, F. M. Burt, Harry Coyne,
The meeting was held' in La Van-
way's store on Second avenue. W. C.
Maucker was indorsed for the alder-
Delegates John W. Linn, Henry J.
Frick, Andrew Brady, Gus Tremann,
Charles L. Thompson, Ralph W. La
mont, M. W. Battles, Henry Lemburg.
The meeting was held at Frick's
barn. Charles L. Thompson was in
dorsed for renomination as aldennanic
Delegates T. A. Pender. James
Hanson, Michael Collins, William
Trefz, Joseph Bahen, T. F. Wheelan.
George McGee, Dudley Marshall, J.
W. Welch, I. J. Hoare.
The meeting was held at the old
hose house on Twenty-second street.
William Cochran was chairman and
T. A. Pender secretary. For ward
committeemen, William Cochran and
James Knittle were nominated for the
first precinct and George P. Stauduhar
and Joseph McCrory for the second
Sixth Ward. ,
Delegates Frank Meenan, George
Wright, J. D. Davis, P. F. Meenan,
Frank Lawler, C. C. Wilson, John Mo
Ginness, John McCarthy, John Snltzer,
Louis Funkensteln, James Dolan, An
The caucus was .held at the old hose
house on Twenty-sixth street. Frank
Lawler was chairman of the meeting
and C! C. Wilson was secretary. J.
D. Davis was Indorsed for the alder
manic nomination and George Wright,
in the first precinct, and Frank Mee
nan, in the second precinct, were nom
inated for ward committeemen.
Delegates James A. Campbell, A.
W. Valentine, George Wagner, Paul O.
Thiesen, W. C. Allen, Oscar Wahlund,
S. J. Stader, C. M. Gannon, Louis
Thiele, R. S. Woodburn.
to be one of the finest in the west.
George A. Price -was formerly head
of the Davenport store now operated
by the Sexton-Driggs company. - The
new company is maintaining the stand
ards established by Mr. Price in the
style and quality of stock and in the
treatment of the trade.
HARBECK HEAD OF
Society Has Annual Election of Offl
cers- Committees and Delegates
At the annual meeting of the Trl-
City Musical society the following, of
ficers and committeemen were elected;
President Henry Harbeck, Jr.
Vice president Albert, Petersen.
Secretary Clarence J. Schroeder.
Treasurer Otto Bckhardt.
Sergeant-at-arms Louis Miller.,
Executive board Charles Mangold,
Alfred Freed, Henry Wehling, Otto
Eckhardt, Hugo Stoeterau, Otto Von
Doehren, Henry Sonntag, Ben Bleuer.
Examining committee Albert Peter
sen, Henry Sonntag, Ernest Otto.
Delegates to Davenport Trades and
Labor assembly Herman I Hausser,
Hugo .Stoeterau, John Peshinski, Ed
Blesse, Henry Schrader.
Delegates to Industrial Home asso
ciation, Davenport Herman Hausser,
Otto Eckhardt. ..
Delegates to Industrial Home asso
ciation. Rock Island Henry Wehling,
Joe Stroehle, Clarence J. Schroeder.
Delegates to Industrial Home asso
ciation. Moline Ben Edeling, Alfred
Freed, Charles Mangold.
Delegates to Tri-City Labor congress
Tom Murphy, Henry Wehling,
Auditing committee Orville Rohlf,
Otto Nobis, Frank Fick.
Delegates to A. F. M. Albert Peter
sen, Clarence J. Schroeder.
Alternate to A. F. M. Albert Fan
ner, Otto Von Doehren.
Delegate to Iowa Federation
Labor Henry Schrader.
Alternate to Iowa Federation
Labor Fred Otto.
HELD UNDER BOND
Must Bear Investigation of Grand
Jury as Result of Fight With
Jack and Pat Qulnn, the brothers
who engaged in a brawl Wednesday
night with Herbert Piatt of Moline,
were held to the grand Jury yesterday
afternoon by Police Magistrate C. J
Smith., The charge against them was
assault. It was shown to the magis
trate that Pat Qulnn had started the
fight, which took place at Nineteenth
street and Second avenue, and that
the two had' Jumped on Piatt and were
giving him a dreadful beating when
the police arrived on the scene. Piatt
had been thrown to the ground and
while lying there the brothers rained
blows and kicks upon him, some of
which caused considerable damage, as
it was found just berore the trial that
his nose had been broken besides the
cuts and bruises which he received.
The bonds of each of the Quinns were
fixed at ?1,000 and as they were una
ble to furnish ball they went to jail.
The charge of disorderly conduct
against Piatt was dismissed and he
was sent to his home in, Moline.
prohibition movement in the last three
years. During that time six or prac
tically seven states had fallen into
line, making 10 in all, and the number
of dry counties and cities and towns
had advanced by great leaps and
bounds. He said that there was a
nation-wide movement against the sa
loon and that it was the most marvel
ous movement and advancement which
the world had known in late years, to
tally eclipsing the great strides which
the world had made along commercial
ai.d other lines. He then paid a tribute
to the little woman who was the suf
ferer on account of the liquor trade,
and said that it was the silent force of
her prayer which was" bringing about
the downfall of the trafllc. The speak
er closed his talk with the grave of
the liquor traffic being filled, up, and
with everybody happy as a result.
Sexton-Driggs Shoe Company Exhib
iting Spring Styles.
The Sexton-Driggs Shoe company,
whose proprietors are former stock
holders in the Boston shoe etore of
this city, is making its first spring
announcements in the tri-cities. The
company has its store- on Second
jj street, Davenport,' and It is conceded
Saved a Soldier's Life.
Facing death from shot and shell In
the civil war was more agreeable to
J. A. Stone, of Kemp, Tex., than
facing it from what doctors Bald was
consumption. "I contracted a stub
born cold," he writes, "that develop
ed a cough, that stuck, to me in spite
of all remedies for years. My weight
ran down to 130 pounds. Then I be
gan to use Dr. King's Discovery,
which completely cured me. I now
weigh 178 pounds." For coughs,
colds, grip, . asthma, hemorrhage.
hoarseness, croup, whooping cough
and lung trouble, it's supreme. 60
cents, fl.00. Trial bottle free. Guar
anteed by all druggists.
We are showing very strong
lines specially made for young
men.- Smart shapes and new
fangled Ideas show up strongly
effects not found unless in city
Hi-Arch Oxfords and two and
three eyelet tie in all the
leathers used this season
"Short Foreparts," the kind that
sell themselves and make the
$3.50 to $5.00
.. Shoe Co.
Successors to Price Shoe Co., .
The patterns and colorings are beau
tiful. Don't fail to see them.
Manhattan and Emery
All ready for you.
YOUR INSPECTION IS INVITED
You Know Us
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They are very nobby
HONOR TO CHORUS
The Governor of Minnesota Re
ceives Augustana College
HEARS TWO SELECTIONS
Enthusiastic Audience Greets Stu
dent Entertainers at Lutheran
Church in the Evening.
St. Paul, Minn., March 11. (Spe
cial) The Wennerberg chorus of Au
gustana college Wednesday afternoon
was accorded a special reception at
the state capital by Governor George
A. Eberhardt of Minnesota. The
wheels of the state government were
interrupted long enough for- Governor
Eberhardt to meet the individual mem
bers of the chorus, after which the
Wennerberglans were requested to
sing. They responded with "The Star
Spangled Banner" and sang with an
enthusiasm that called forth loud ap
plause from the attaches of the gov
ernor's office and the capitol. At Gov
ernor Eberhardfs request the chorus
responded with a Swedish selection.
After the impromptu program in the
governor's office, the members of the
chorus were shown through the entire
Given O -ration by Public
In the evening the chorus scored a
triumph before an enthusiastic - audi
ence of more than 800 persons in the
First Lutheran church of St. Paul.
Every selection by the chorus was en
cored to the echo. Professor P. John
son, director of the chorus, was for
merly organist of this church, and he
was accorded an ovation upon his ap
pearance. Miss Ethel Wade, violinist,
and Miss Fsther Pearson, Boprano,
also were given an enthusiastic re
ception. Musical critics term Miss
Wade's playing as being marvelous,
considering her age.
There will be a meeting of the
Loyal Order of Moose, Rock Island
lodge 190. at the Y. M. C. A. audi
torium Friday evening, at 8 o'clock
sharp. A large attendance is desir
ed as building interests will be fur
G. C. WEXGER. Dictator.
L. L. HANCE, Secretary.
Court of Honor Dance.
Black Hawk Court of Honor No.
523 will give a dancing party at Bes
elin's Jball Monday evening, March
14. to which the public is invited.
Refreshments served. Tickets 15
cents. ' ,
. Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are safe, sure and reliable
and have been praised by thousands
of women who have been restored
to health through . their gentle aid
and curative properties. Sold by all
ANOTHER AUTO GARAGE
C. S. Udders Opens in New Building
on Fourth Avenue.
C. S. Lidders has opened an auto
agency and garage in a new building
constructed for the purpose at 1725
Fourth avenue. The Reo car will be
handled, Mr. Lidders controlling the
Rock Island . county territory. Cars
will be rented and stored also. Mr.
Lidders is the son of J. H. Udders,
8W5 Fourteenth-and-a-half street. . He
is a young man of wide acquaintance
In the city, and should have fine suc
cess in his undertaking.
news all the time The
VOU'LL find a great variety of good
foodstuffs under market prices to
morrovy at Battles for it's Market Day
Get in On This Treat
10 lbs. Fine Granulated Sugar 45c
with order of $1.50 or more,, for this sale
Bine Valley Finest
Jcllo Any flavor, three pack
ages for 25C
Nadlers Iiemon Extract- Per
quart bottle 20c
Fancy Imported Layer Figs
A pound "1 9C
Extra Fancy Large Evaporated
California Peaches "
Pound 1 5c
Fancy California Seedless Rai
sins One pound
Finest Norwegian Smoked Sar
dines Two can3 for . . . 25C
Marie Elizabeth Sardines So.
size tins, boneless and in
olive oil, five for $1.10,
O. P. T. Pancake Flour A
Fancy Oregon Prunes Packed
in eight-pound boxes,
Choice Seeded Raisins,
Extra Sifted Early June
Solid Pack Pumpkin,
Pure Ground Black Ippr
Santa dans Soap
ten bars for
If. & H. Carpet Soap
per bar J 2(J
lied Alaska Salmon In brine
an Ideal dish for breakfast, a
pound , 1212C
Fancy Cut Strlnglea Injt A
can ' 12V2C
Pure Maple Syrup In full
measure, gallon cans . JJJJ 25
Smoked Salmon Blood red,
mild cure, pound 25C
Mandalay Coffre A blend of
choicest sele;tion of Booth
American coffees, has no equal
at the price in pound
We have a full line of vege
table and flower seeds now on
H. R. BATTLES & CO.
GROCERS, 1806 SECOND AVENUE