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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
WEDNESDAY. MAItCH lfi, 1910.
GETS A START
"Davenport Preparing to Do
Things After the Plan of
SHOWN WAY AT A BANQUET
' ldverUsers Club Seea Birth of
., "Business Committee" With
There is an Infection abroad in eelf
satisfled old Davenport. Two hundred
fifty business men were exposed to it
last night. Here's hoping that it "takes"
and that some of the germs are wafted
across the river to us.
There is nothing alarming about
this infection. It is the kind they
have at Des Moines, Los Angeles, Se
attle, St. Paul, and many of the other
booming cities of the country. Once
an epidemic is started it gets not only
business men but the capitalist in his
palace and the laboring man in the
ditch. Here in Rock Island we have
thought we had it at various times,
but the attacks may after all have been
The booster microbe Is at the bot
tom of It. Davenport Imported a col
ony of the germs last night from De3
; Moines. They were brought by Lafe
Young, Jr., business manager of the
Des Moines Capital, and Lucius Wil-
1 son, whom they value so highly out
there that they are paying him $5,000
a year to boom the city as Secretary
of the Greater Des Moines committee.
A banquet by the Advertisers' associa
tion at the Commercial club was the
means of distribution. There were
250 men present, the younger business
element predominating. Rabbi W. II.
Fineshriber was toastmaster, and, be
ing authorized "by the meeting to do
so, appointed a committee of 11 mem
bers to effect a temporary organiza
tion and select in turn a "Davenport
business committee" of 30 members,
this body to be permanent and to have
absolute charge of the manufacture
of local sentiment and the exploiting
of the city's advantages abroad. An
attempt will be made to follow in th
footsteps of Des Moines, which has in
three years accomplished wonders by
a similar plan.
City's Growth Slow.
Rabbi Fineshriber, in introducing the
first speaker, pointed To the fact that
Davenport's population had increased
but 4,000 in 10 years, and that the
growth of the city otherwise had been
correspondingly slow. Ignorance of
the art of merchandising he said was
the fault of the business people. ""
Lafe Young, Jr., the first speaker,
said that Des Moines has been three
years getting ready to advertise its
advantages to the world. "When the
booster movement was taken up the
city was dead. Gradually public senti
ment was produced which sanctioned
improvements, such as the paving of
streets and beautifying the city gener
ally. The people were appealed to In
6uch a way that they were shown
where it was to their advantage to
help the movement and they grew
liberal in the subscribing of money
for the city. Now they have appro
priated $30,000 for a three years' ad
vertising campaign in newspapers and
magazines. Their first ad will appear
shortly, covering a full page. In a well
known publication, and it will cost $3,
000. The business people are now
willing to accept unanimously the
leadership of men who have shown
their capacity as boosters, and as a
result the plans of the idealists and
dreamers a few years ago are Tow
taking concrete form. The Des
Moines plan of municipal government
has been a big help, he said.
AVIIfton Trim of Commltlrc'i Work.
Mr. Wilson spoke of the Greater
Des Moines committee and the worn
it has done. He told how Des Moines
has succeeded while other cities placed
in exactly the same circumstances
have failed. The wrong way to begin
boosting a town, he said, is for a few
men to get together, resolve them
selves into a committee, pick some
nice old gentleman to do the work,
and then sit down and trust to God.
In Des Moines they didn't do that way.
They started out to get a broad grasp
tf' the city's life and its needs and to
find how every, class could be bene
fited. Some 30 men organized as a pro
motion committee and met daily at
lunch for three months. As they ate
they discussed the business they had
taken hold of and at the end of three
months they had evolved a platform
of 10 planks, simple in the reading,
but so broad that they covered the
field.. This committee was not con
nected with, or an evolution of any
other organization. It was separate
and independent. In the beginning its
members were' forced to pay all men
own expenses and subscribe, most of
the money for public undertakings,
Gradually the people became interest
ed and the disposition to extend finan
cial assistance to them grew till now
one man alone gives $3,000 a year for
the work. In tnree years $70,000 has
been raised and expended by this
committee alone and $120,000 will be
exnended in the next three years. In
addition, in the three years there has
been subscribed for public enterprises
a 'sum equaling $12 per capita. The
original committee has stuck to its
task. It meets twice a week at lunch
and follows the plan of listening to
talks while the meal is being served.
These lunches are paid for out of the
fund raised by public subscription, and
there is an average of 24 out of the
present 28 members present at the
Mut be Friendly.
The foundation for the success of
the body in the opinion of the speaker
was the friendliness that came of In
timate association. Formerly there
existed rank Jealousy among the bus!
ness people. This has been to a large
extent eliminated. Individuals rejoice
in the prosperity of each other, in
stead of trying to undermine their
Mr. Wilson pointed out many of the
lines of endeavor of the average
booster that do not pay. The only
thing that counts, he said, are those
things that ultimately make it easier
for citizens to get three meals a day.
Once the people really see that you
are working to that end the rest is
easy. The conservative was defined
as a man with the enthusiasm left out
and a tightwad as a man with both
enthusiasm and courage wanting.
Mr. Wilson advocated the Iowa idea
quoting statistics on the wealth and
resources of the state. For instance
he showed that the corn crop in seven
Iowa counties alone Is worth as mucli
as the orange crop of the entire state
A sharp rap was taken at the poli
ticians. Politics, the speaker asserted,
has spoiled many a promising Iowan.
It has been said that there are no
successful republican lawyers in the
state. They are all in politics. If
John Deere had been a resident of
Des Moines he would never have
made plows. He would have been
elected mayor and would have closed
his factory. Every city should en
courage its constructive men, not by
giving them political Jobs, but in the
work where they have demonstrated
their fitness. Numerous cities were
named that have been built by the
energy 'and ability ot one or two men.
Starts Ball HoUIb.
B. P. Adler of Davenport was the
last speaker on the program and his
subject was "Why We Are Here." He
devoted his remarks to denouncing
the petty Jealousies of the business
interests and making a plea to his
hearers to help follow the example of
Des Moines. He ended by moving
that the toastmaster appoint a com
mittee of 11 men to start the ball roll
ing, and the motion carried. While
Rabbi Fineshriber had the matter un
der consideration Mayor G. W. Scott
spoke by request, and gave the most
of his attention tb the knockers, who
he said have heretofore handicapped
commercial progress and made the
lives of city ofiiclals miserable. At
the close of his remarks the follow
ing were announced as the committee
to Inaugurate the movement for a
Greater Davenport: J. B. Richardson,
Carl Schlegel. William Heuer, H. C.
Blackwell, J. C. Hall. I. Deutsch, Louis
Llscher, E. P. Adler. L. G. DeArmond,
A. R. Inglehart, Arthur Clifford.
Paul Jones Sentenced to 20 Days and
Two Others Assessed Fines.
Paul Jones, John Johnson and Phil
Phillips were arraigned before the po
lice magistrate this morning on
charges of disorderly conduct. Jones
was sent to the county Jail for 20 days,
as the evidence convinced the magis
trate that he was almost what he
would consider a vagabond to whom
work was a total stranger and who
thinks only of boozing. Johnson's of
fense consisted In getting so drunk
that he could not navigate properly,
and Phillips had done about the same
thing. The former paid a fine of $2
and costs and the latter was assessed
$1 and costs.
OUR corset departrrjent is
selling all the best 25c
and 35c hose supporters at 15c
a pair all colors, 15c, 15c.
Pick lively, 15c.'
"TJ ED LETTER DAY"
Saturday, March 19th,
$1.00 worth of extra Trading
Stamps FRp;E for each'book
for all who ask for them.
see a srore
as busy as McCabe's
is at present you may
be sure there is a reason
for it. Trust a woman
bent on her Easter outfit
to find out where the
variety is greatest and the
prices most reasonable.
Bluster, brag, bobbing
about anH constant chang
ing of plans may look to
the casual observer as ev
idence of prosperity.
Much noise, big type
and loud declaiming are
more often signals of dis
thoughtful people are
more and more discrim
inating between the de
pendable store and the
other kind. Under such
circumstances the con
stantly increasing sales of
this business are most
gratifying to its owners.
The confidence thus
shown must not and will
not be betrayed.
An Unusual Showing
of Rich Cut Glass.
A great collection of ths choic
est pieces in fine American Cut
. Glass, appropriate for the home '
and wedding and anniversary
gifts. Every piece is of highest
quality; new designs and shapes
most beautifully cut and pol
ished; moderately priced. A few
Rich all-over cut jugs, assort
ed designs, $6.00 and $6.00 val
ues, choice, $3.85. .
8-inch deep bowls, handsome,
rich cut and polished, $2.60.
Nappies and Bon-bons, assort
ed rich cuttings, 85c.
Handled Olives, and Pickles,
new designs, $1.00.
of Beautiful Millinery
Not alone the vivid, not only the daring,
dominating things in Millinery styles-.-but
hats from which false, exaggerated
ideas have been banished.
Some hats are larger than ever (not all),
we show many of the huge ones. You see
here the New Cashmere colorings. The
Chantecler, and many others approved by
Paris a showing, too, approved by the fash
ionable women of the tri-cities a concourse
of wearable hats.
Our Opening Display is a marked success,
an appreciation never before accorded to any
Millinery Exhibit in this locality.
We are proud of such approval, such lavish
compliments and such generous ordering and
buying. With our corps of more than thirty
helpers,' we hope to make delivery of our
Easter orders more promptly this season than
low shoes step daintily to
the front, A glance at the new
shapes and swell styles will make any woman
long for gentle days and summer frocks for
these are just the shoes one must have now
for the milder weather. They show the trim,
graceful lines that make jl woman's foot look
so attractive and yet are so comfortable to
These distinctive new Models of Oxfords
and( shoes prove that the designers have giv
en their best efforts to the development of
new effects for women's Easter footwear. All
the popular lasts in a variety of leathers are
represented in the New Regis Oxfords and
shoes for Easter, priced $4.00, $3.60, $3.00,
$2.50 and $2.00. Every wearer of Regis shoes
knows that the name means style, staunch
ness and comfort. The Regis makers are
To make it especially Interesting on Thurs
day and Friday, we'll sell 72 pairs those wo
men's handsome, high quality, patent leather
shoes with button, cloth tops, at $1.95 a pair,
$1.95. ' Come early Thursday and (J " Q f
Friday, all sizes at the start, pair.j) JL 0
E want to let all the
women wno are anxious to
begin their spring sewing know
about these sewing machines. The final
shipment on our factory contract for the New
Royal Sewing Machines has just been receiv
ed. A surplus of a score more machines than
we need for our stock. Three days to choose
from any machine here at 20 per cent dis
count. This brings the $31.50 machine to
$25.20, the $27.50 machines to $22.00, $56.50
machines to $21.20, the $24.00 machines to
$19.20, etc., etc. All machines fully equipped
and bearing the makers' strongest guaranty,
as wll as ours for ten years.
Lvt us demonstrate to you the great sav
ings in buying Sewing Machines at this store
right now, while the season's sewing is mostly
yet. to be done. 20 per cent, one-fifth off from
our regular prices, 20 per cent off, 20 per
Buy the corset first. No woman can be
well dressed without being properly cor
seted. Careful corseting is even more essential
than fitting of the gown. With just the right
fitting corset, an ordinary gown is made to
look chick and stylish.
The Redfern corsets are the very latest
modes, being all genuine Whalebone filled,
they give to the figure that supple, graceful
carriage combined with ease and comfort.
You'll remember that this week we are mak
ing a special feature of showing and talking
Redfern Corsets and are presenting with our
conpliments a full 5-yard pure silk corset
lacer to each buyer of a Redfern. If it's a
pleasure to wear a silk lacer, buy a Redfern
Exclusive Models in Spring Suits, Coats and Dresses
The smartest Tr-City showing of outer garments that are new and becoming and
dear to the feminine heart. Hundreds of new garments distinguished for their beauty of
style, take part in this 'display and as each one, almost, is a distinct creation -in itself the
occasion will be most interesting.
The prices are thoroughly characteristic of the McCabe idea of liberal value-giving.
No More Trading
Stamps After April 1
The following agreement was
entered Into several weeks ago
and we reproduce it here so that
everyone will be fully Informed
and can fill their stamp books
and secure their premiums be
fore April 1st:
"We, the undersigned mer
chants of Rock Island and Mo
x line, Illinois, and Davenport.
Iowa, do severally agree with
each other that, commencing
April 1, 1910, we will thereafter
not use, give or sell 'trading
sUmps', this agreement to be
binding for a perlqd ef five years
from the above date.
"It shall be further usder
stood that the list cf signatures
Included herein shall contain ths
signatures of both users and
non-users of 'trading stamps,
and that, should any new store
or stores of enough Importance
to the signers of this agreement
be opened In the above-earned
three cities, they also will be re
quested to sign. Signed:
"Young McCombs. U a Mo
Cab A Co., H. HorMtt. W. IL
Thorns (Mill 6toe), a F. BJadel,
F. J. Hodges, S. J. Appfta. Cte
marm ft Salzmann, Moseumlder
ft Kobn, Rock Island.
"Flsk ft Looaley, Dewend
Kuschmaaa, Pierr ft Co. (New
York Store). Luodt ft Berglaad
Co.. L. H. Neirtey ft Co., Bhal
lene Bros., People Furniture ft
Carpet Co., Moline.
"J. H. O. Petersen's Sons.
Harned ft Von Maur, B. ft J.
Deutsch (The Bee Hive), Jugk
Bros. Co., Emerson Oo., (The
Fair Store), Sol Moritt (The
Hub), Iowa Furniture ft Carpet
Co., Oppel-Speaeer Co., The
Summerfield Co., W. S. IIol
The New Queen cabinet, two
burner gasoline stoves, every
one warranted, good heat mak
Sheet steel ovens double
lined, only 1.39.
, Braided steel wire carpet
Combination lawn and gar
den rakes, with hardwood han
Fine quality steel garden
forks with D handle, 7rS
Galvanized wire poultry net
ting, 36 Inches wide, yd., J.
' 6 ft. yellow pne step ladders,
extra stout, the correct length
for home use, Q9V
Rut proof heavy wire clothes
lines, 100 ft. length, 35.
AUTOIST IS SUED
Harry Schreiner is Made De
fendant in Action for $10,
COLLISION ON THE ISLAND
If. D. Ballard, Former Workman,
Plaintiff, Accident Occurring
Two Years Ago.
A praecipe In a suit for $10,000 was
filed today In the circuit court by At
torneys Connelly & Connelly and W.
M. Chamberlain, the latter of Daven
port. Harry Schreiner of this city is
named as the defendant and K. D. Bal
lard, formerly of Davenport, is the com
plainant The suit rises out of a col
lision which took place between the
plaintiff and the automobile driven by
Mr. Schreiner In March, 1908. Mr. Bal
lard was on his way to Rock Island
arsenal, and as he stepped off the
street car when it got to the island, he
alleges he was run into and knocked
down by Schrelner's machine. He was
severely injured and spent some time
in the hospital.
I.onrs in Former Action.
He .entered suit against the Tri-CIty
Railway company, and the case came
up recently in the district court In
Davenport, where the Judge took it out
of the hands of the Jury on the grounds
that the wrong party had been made
defendant, as there was no evidence to
show that the street car company was
in any way responsible for the acci
dent. Accordingly the suit against the
driver of the machine has been start
ed. Mr. Ballard, the plaintiff, is now
residing at Primghar, Iowa.
Many mixtures are offered
as substitutes for Royal.
None of them Is the same In composition
or effectiveness, so wholesome and eco
nomical, nor will make such fine food.
Royal is the only Baiting Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
THE YOUNG PHENOM.
A young phenom In a bush league
Whoee batting average was three-two-two
When running bases he surely flew,
His rep. it certainly grew and grew
Till a scout went on his work to view,
And said, "For a big league club you'll
He drafted the kid without ado
To Join the ranks of a major crew
And show the vets what he could do.
Well, the youngster's chest it grew
And, somehow, he thought he really
The game of baseball through and
When he fold his native town adieu,
The bands all played and the
And the papers gave him a send off,
The rest of the tale Is sad, but true;
He only lasted a week or two
Many are called those chosen are
Ed, A. Goewey, In Leslie's.
Kerler & Co. make ruga.
Buy a borne of Reldy Bros.
Trl-Clty Towel Supply company.
For bus and express, Spencer ft Trefs.
Green carnations at Hensley's flower
LaVanway buys and sells every
thing.. Telephone W247.
City property, farm lands. L. A.
Polland. 814 Safety building.
Ask for the S. & H. green trading
stamps at the Dawson Millinery.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Slemon wants your tin and
furnace work,' 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Ga&nina shamrocK, 10 cents a bunch.
at Henry Gaethje's, 1007 Second ave
nue. Just note the 20 per cent discount
on all sewing machines all this week
A great showing of beautiful
American cut glass is a popular at
traction at McCabe's.
The grandest millinery opening
ever held in Rook Island continues
tomorrow at McCabe's.
Try Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Makes dandy cakes, with the genuine
flavor. Ask your grocer.
Grand ball given by Emerald club !
Thursday evening, March 17, at Tur- j
hall hall. Everybody welcome.
Good, old fashioned cakes are mada
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour.
Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Don't forget St. Patrick's annual
ball at Industrial hall Thursday ev
ening, March 17. Good music and
a good time guaranteed.
Those dainty handsome low shoes
for women now on display at Mc
Cabe's are attracting the keenest at
tention of fashionably dressed wo
men. The Dawson Millinery announce their
Easter opening for Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week. You are
requested to visit their shop and make
Take in the dance given by the
Woodman of South Rock Island at
their hall St. Patrick's day. March 17.
Admission 75 cents per couple, includ
ing good supper.'.
Women are learning more and
more about the correct corsets every
day at McCabe's. Just now they
seem to be buying the all whalebon
DEMOCRATS TO NAME
A TOWNSHIP TICKET
Convention to Re Held at 8 O'clock
This Kveninjr at Tur
The democratic city township con
vention will be held this evening at 8
o'clock at Turner hall. Candidates will
be nominated for the offices of assess
or, collector, supervisor, assistant sup
ervisors and Justice of the peace, the
latter to fill a vacancy occasioned by
the resignation of L. V. Eckhart, Sr.,
elected a year ago by the republicans.
Good party men have announced them
selves for the different offices, and the
indications are that the convention will
put forth one of the strongest township
tickets that the party has had in years.
In conjunction with a splendid alder
manic ticket, the outlook is most prom
ising for the election of the majority,
if not all, of the democratic candidates.
A conference of the city township com
mittee, aldermanlc candidates, and
those who are seekers for the nomina
tions to be made this evening, was
held last nlnht at Turner hall. Chair
man Bert Corken of the committee
urges a full attendance of the ward
delegations at the convention this evening.
FRI IT AND
IN THE SUNNY SOUTH.
J. J. Wodl
Safety Building, Rock Island.
Bids wanted for removing concrete
foundation and replacing floor In press
room of Morning Journal at 1816 Third
avenue, city. Telephone old 1031, new
5693. W. W. WILMERTON, City.
Are you frequently hoarse? Do you
have that annoying tickling in your
throat? Does your cough annoy you
at night and do you raise mucous In
the morning? Do you want relief?
If so, take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists.
No Boiling the Clothes
if you use
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& Young McCombs O
All Day of the 17th
Colleen Bawn Broth
Irish Etcw, Grane Pays
A Dublin Bile
Green Sprouts, Erin Style
Green Apple Pie
Mountain Dew Puddlnjj
.t imtraja isie canes a.
Grane Tay jt.
Reserve your table for this unique affair In fvance It )
will creatlr aid us in givinir rou prompt attention. 3:
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