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TiJ HOCK ISLAJN' JJ AKLrUS, TUKSDAY', AUGrDST 23, 1910.
PIONEERS TO MEET
Reunion of Rock Island County
Old Settlers at Watch Tow- .
er Next Month.
B. D. CONNELLY TO SPEAK
Local Attorney .Will Deliver the Ad
dress of Welcome Talk by Re
tiring President Coyne.
With the exception of one number,
the program for the 45th annual re
union of the Old Settlers' association
of Rock Island county to be held at the
Watch Tower Sept. 1, has been com
pleted. The number which is not, yet
supplied is the address of the day,
Phil Mitchell, chairman of the execu
tive committee, and J. H. Cleland, sec
retary of the association, are at pres
ent endeavoring to secure some mem
ber of the association for this address.
The program as arranged to date, is
Register with secretary upon arrival
and receive badge.
Prayer Rev. W. D. Slater, pastor of
Second Christian church, Moline.
Reading of minutes of last meeting.
Address of welcome Bernard C.
Response William Coyne, Bowling
Election of officers.
Unfinished business. - , .
Report of officers.
Report of deaths.
Valedictory of retiring president
Inaugural of new president.
Address: (Not supplied).
Voluntary speeches,, etc.
Closing with "Auld, Lang Syne."
Basket I.unchra at Noon.
This year the eligible persons are
pioneers who came previous to 1S4G
and old settlers who came previous to
1SC3 and immediate relatives of the
pioneers and old settlers who are mem
bers of the organization. As has been
the custom in former years there will
be a basket luncheon at noon.
A prize of a $5 chair will be given
to the pioneer attending the meeting
whose settlement in this county is of
the earliest date and who is still a
lcsident of this county and a member
of the association. Previous winners
KATE CLAXTON SUES.
St. Louis, Aug. 23. Mrs. Kather
ine Stevenson, an actress who some
years agovunder the stage name of
"Kate Claxton," starred In the "Two
Orphans," filed suit in the City court
at East St. Louis yesterday to annul
a divorce granted to her husband,
Charles A. Stevenson, in 1901 by
Judge Silas Cook, who is now mayor
pf the city.
Mrs. Stevenson, whose petition re-
Via Li. E. & W. R, R.,
Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Good returning on any train
within thirty days.
Dayton . 7.00
and return from Peoria.
Cheap rates to other Ohio and In
diana points. Trains leave Peoria
7:00 a .m. and 7:30 p. m. Through
Louisville, Columbus.' Cincinnati, In
dianapolis and Sandusky sleepers.
Berth rate, $1.00.
For further information, address
H. BERTERMANN, G. A. P. D.,
325 Main Street.
If you're used to cooking on a coa? range this
kind of weather you'll be cool as a cucumber
when you change to gas. Cooking with gas is
sanitary, safe, quick and economical The
sensible way. !
Peoples Power Co.
cites that her husband's home is in
New York, and that she lives in
Larch mont, N. Y., alleges that she
was touring Europe with one of
Mrs. Leslie Carter's companies in
1901, and that she did not know her
husband, an actor, had divorced her
until April, 1910.
In her petition Mrs. Stevenson al
bigd her husband obtaintd a decrtf
in 1900 by suing as Charles Steven
son and giving her name as Kather
ine Stevenson. She states her name
is Katherine Elizabeth and charges
that her husband used Katherine
only so that she would not identify
the case. She also charges that an
& PERSONAL POINTS g
Miss Lizzie Holt of Fairfield, Iowa,
Is visiting in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Cooney of Joy,
111., are visiting In the city.
E. T. Dolly and family have returned
from their visit to Aurora.
Norman Kerr, 119 Thirteenth street,
is visKIng relatives in Bloomington.
- Harry Shiffer, 1417 Fifth avenue, has
departed for Peoria to visit a week. .
Mrs. Fred J. Fisher of Kenosha,
Wis"., is visiting relatives In the city.
William Doeckel, 1402 Thirty-second
street, left for Chicago to spend a week
D. E. Waters of New Orleans Is
spending several days in the city vis
iting with friends. 1
Don DeLeon, 2428 Eighth-and-a-half
avenue, has returned from - Chicago,
where he spent a week visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith of New
Orleans have arrived in the city to
spend a month visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hawk left for
their home in Cedar Rapids after visit
ing friends in the city for a week.
R. C.'Smedley, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., has returned home after
spending the past week in Chicago.
Miss Nina Hagerty left for her home
in Chicago after spending the past
month with relatives in the city.
Miss Hazel Truitt arrived this morn
ing from her home in New Boston to
visit friends in the city for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bryson left for
their home in Galesburg after visiting
friends in the city for the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tiffin left
this morning for their home in St.
Louis, Mo., after visiting in this city.
Mrs. T. Nealen of Decatur, 111., is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Fleming, 2736 Fifth-and-a-half ave
nue. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Festus left to
day for their home In Peoria after vis
iting relatives in the city for the past
Miss Elsie Johnston, 1924 Fifth ave-
nue, has returned home after spending
the past month visiting at points in
Miss Blanche Janes, 925 Twenty-second
street, left for Beardstown, where
she will spend a month visiting with
A. L. McDonald and M. C. Conwell,
who have been visiting in the city for
the past week, left for their home in
Mrs. Althea Dean and daughter.
Miss Abigail Dean, 909 Second avenue,
left today for Chicago to attend a fam
Con Enright, 2413 Sixth avenue, de
parted for Peoria, where he will spend
several days. From there ho will go
Edgar P. Hermann of Sterling ar
rived in the city to visit his brother,
A. D. Hermann, assistant secretary of
the local Y. M. C. A.
Miss Julia Fleming, 273C Fifth-and-or.e-half
avenue, returned home last
night after spending the past week in
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Middleton left
today for their home in Rockford after
spending the past week visiting rela
tives in the city.
Miss Winifred Mason, who has J
been visiting friends in the city for
the past 10 days, left this morning for
her home in Freeport.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Rea, who have
been the guests of relatives here for
a montn, lett tnts morning tor their
home in El Reno, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Wicker, who
Gas Stoves, $13.00 and up. 3
rooms piped for gas lighting,
$9.00. We pipe 50 feet inside
property line free.
affidavit made by Caroline Grant is
fictitious and that her husband's tes
timony to the eqect that his home
was in Chicago and that he had been
a resident of Illinois for ten years
is also untrue.
For eight years after the divorce
was granted, she avers, Stevenson
continued to visit her and send her
money for her support. They were
married on' March 3. 1878, and ac
cording to Stevenson's divorce peti
tion she deserted him in August,
Mrs. Stevenson personally appear
ed at the clerk's office to file the
have been the guests of relatives in
Rock Island for the past week, left for
their home in LeMars, Iowa.
Miss Mathilda Barth. 1111 Third
avenue, departed yesterday for Du
buque, where she will spend a month
with friends and relatives.
Mrs. M. L. Scbneeweiss of Janes-
ville, Wis., who has been the guest of
friends in Rock Island for the past
week, left this morning for her home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lucas, who have
been the guests of relatives in the
city for the past month, left this morn
ing for their houie in Mt. Vernon,
Walter Yerbury departed this morn
ing for Chicago, where he will attend
the annual convention of the dyers
and cleaners of the state. He will be
gone a week.
Mrs. Edward Werner and Mrs.
Fred S. French, who have been vis
iting relatives in Rock Island for the
past month, left today for their home
Misses Ida and Clarissa Ford, who
have been the guests of relatives in
R ck Island and Moline for the past
month, departed htis morning for
their home in Chicago.
Misses Anna and Ethel Wade of Des
Moines, who have been visiting rela
tives in the city for several days, left
here this morning for Chicago, where
they will make an extended visit.
Mrs. Charles Smith and daughters,
Misses Bessie and Mary, who have
been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. i-i.
Meehan, 929 Second avenue, left this
morning for their home in Tiskilwa.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. McElderry, who
have been the guests of relatives in
the city for the rast month, left for
Kansas City, Mo., where they will visit
friends enroute to their home in Pu
Miss Bonita Plummer of Wyom
ing, 111., after a visit with Miss Berea
Wheelan, 526 Twenty-fourth street,
returned home this morning accom
panied by Miss Wheelan, who will
make a visit.
Miss Anna Lee, 1016 Fourteenth
street, left today for Chicago, where
she will join her sister, Miss Sue Lee,
and the Misses Mary and Ella Bren
nan of this city, and go on to Lake
Geneva, where they will spend a week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Levson, Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Abel, Mr. and Mrs.
Loughran and the Misses Knetzer of
Keokuk, stopped off in Rock Island
to spend several days enroute home,
after enjoying the past two weeks at
boating and fishing at the lakes in
Thomas Coen, formerly instructor
at the Rock Island high school, ar
rived in the city to visit with friends
befo're leaving for St. Louis, where
he will resume his duties as instruct
or at Smith academy. Mr. Coen has
been camping with a number of
Rock Island friends ijear Cordova.
C. F. Coles of Brantford, Canada,
called at the Rock Island Y. M. C. A.
yesterday. Mr. Coles' father, Isaac
Coles, was a first cousin of Sir George
Williams, founder of the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Williams, who, it will be recalled,
recently died, developed, in perfecting
his ideas' of a young men's club, and
founded on a firm basis, the Young
Men's Christian association, which has
since swept all corners of the globe.
Mr. Williams was knighted for this
service by the king of England. He
was originally of the firm of Hitch
cock, Williams & Co., and there ob
tained his fortune which he later used
Bids on 150 barrels wheat flour In
sacks F. O. B. cars Coal Valley, 111.,
bidders are invited to submit bids on
both No. 1 and No. 2 patent. A11 bids
be in the hands of the undersigned by
1:30 p. m., Aug. 28th.
i ne innrmary committee reserves
the right to reject any or all bids." De
liveries to be made by Sept. 9, 1910.
J Bids must be sealed and marked
! "Bids for Flour," and addressed to
Rock Island County Infirmary.
F. B. WYLIE,
Coal Valley, 111. Superintendentt
Frazer Coal Company, Inc.
During the continuance of the
strike the Frazer Coal company will
sell Indiana coal at the same price
that is being charged for Illinois
coal. The Indiana is of much better
quality than any Illinois coal. They
also sell hard coal' at the lowest
market price. 1922 .Third avenue.
Life on Panama Canal
has had one frightful drawback ma
laria trouble that has brought suffer
irg and death to thousands. The germs
cause chills, fever and ague, bilious
ness, jaundice, lassitude, weakness and
general debility. But Electric Bitters
rever fail to destroy them and cure
malaria trouble. "Three bottles com
pletely cured me of a very severe at
tack of malaria," writes' William A.
Fretwell of Lucama, N. C, "and I've
had good health ever since." Cure
stomach, liver and kidney troubles,
and prevent typhoid. 50 cents. Guar
anteed by all druggists.
- All the
news all the time The
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way. it is essential tor the farmers
themselves to try to broaden the life
of the man who lives in the open coun
try, to make It more attractive, to give
it every adjunct and aid to develop
ment which has been given to the life
of the man of the citl-r-s.
Therefore, friends, the conservation
and rural life policies are really two
sides of the same policy, and down at
the bottom this policy rests upon the
fundamental law that neither man nor
nation coo prosper unless lu dealing
with the present he steadily take
thought for the future.
Problem Old One.
In one sense this problem with
which we have to deal is very, very
old. Wherever civilizations have hith
erto sprung up they have always tend
ed to go through certain stages and
then to fall. No nation can develop a
real civilization without cities. Up to
a certain point the city movement is
thoroughly healthy. Yet it is a strange
and lamentable fact that always hith
erto after this point has been reached
the city has tended to develop at the
expense of the country by draining
the country of what Is best in it and
making an insignificant return for this
In consequence in the past every civ
ilization in Its later stages has tended
really to witness those conditions un
der which "the cities prosper and the
men decay." There are ugly signs that
these teudencies are at work in this
nation of ours. But very fortunately,
we see now what never before was
seen in any civilization an aroused
and alert public interest lu the prob
lem, a recognition of its gravity and a
desire to attempt its solution.
The problem does not consist merely
In the growth of the city. Such a
growth iu itself is a good thing and
not u bad thing for the country. The
problem consists in the growth of the
city at the expense of the country, and
even where this is not the case in so
great an equality of growth In power
and interest as to make the city more
attractive than the country and there
fore apt to drain the country of the
people w!i! ought to live therein.
Make Life Attractive.
Xhe human side of the rural life
problem is to make the career of the
farmer and the career of the farm la
borer as attractive and as remunera
tive as corresponding careers in the
city." Now. I am well aware that the
farmer must himself take the lead In
bringing this about. A century and a
quarter ago the wise Kuglisb farmer,
Arthur Young, wrote of the efforts to
improve French wool:
"A cultivator at the head of a sheep
farm of 3.000 or 4.000 acres would In
a few years do more for their wools
than all tbe academicians and philoso
phers will effect in ten centuries." It
Is absurd to think that any man who
has studied the subject only theoret
ically is fit to direct those who prac
tically work at the matter. But.
friends. I wish to insist to you here,
to you practical men who own and
work your farms, that it is an equally
pernicious absurdity for the practical
man to refuse to lenent by the work
of the student.
The English farmer I have quoted
Young was a practical farmer, but he
was also a seionrific farmer.
Vhjt Farmers I-aur.
One reason why the great business
men of today, the great industrial lead
ers, uuw , . .... u tiile the farmer
has tended to mi behind the others Is
that they are far more willing and in
deed eager to profit by expert and
technical knowledge the knowledge
that can only come as a result of the
highest education. From railways to
factories no great industrial concern
can nowadays be carried on save by
the aid of a swarm' of men who have
received a high technical education in
chemistry, iu engineering, iu electrici
ty and in one or more of scores of spe
The big business man. the big rail
way man. does not ask college trained
experts to tell him bow to run his busi
ness, but lie does ask numbers of them
each to give hiui expert advice and aid
on some one point indIsi)ensabTe to bis
business, He finds this man usually
in some graduate of a technical school
or college iu which he has been trained
for his life work.
In Just the sa:r.e way the farmers
should benefit by tbe advice of the
technical men who have been trained
In phases of the very work the farmer
does. I am not now speaking of tbe
man who has had an ordinary general
training, whether in school or college.
While there should undoubtedly be
such a trainiug as n fouudation (ex
tent differing according to the kind of
work' each loy intends to do as a man),
it Is nevertheless true that our educa
tional system should more and more
be turned in the direction of educating
men toward and not away from the
farm and tbe shop.
During tbe last half century we have
begun to develop a system of agricul
tural education at once practical and
scientific, and we must go on devel
oping it. But after developing It it
must be used. The ,rich man who
spends a fortune upon a fancy farm
with entire Indifference to cost does
not do much good to farming; but. on
the other band, just as little Is done by
the working farmer who stolidly re
fuses to profit by the knowledge of the
day. who treats any effort at improve
ment as absurd on Its face, refuses to
countenance what he regards as new
fancied ideas and contrivances and
Jeers at all "book farming." '
I wish I could tuke representatives
llxis t y ry fit ' f arr"i daicn.ii ,T-"tjJ,
A Blind Man Could
Find the Funs
This Week. They
Will All Be Out
All the Funs Are
Riders. Be One
Island. wUfiv 1 r.ve. to have tbenvsee
what has been done, not as philanthro
py, but as u plain business proposition,
by men connected with the Long Is
land railroad, who believe it pays to
encourage the development of farms
along the line of that railway. They
have put practical men In charge of
experimental farms, cultivating them
intensively and using the best mod
ern methods not only In raising crops,
but In securing the best market for
the crops when raised.
The growth has been astounding,
and land only fifty miles from New
York which, during our entire national
lifetime has been treated as worth
less, has within tbe last three or four
years been proved to possess a really
Interest to Farm 1.1 fe.
The farmer. Uowever. must not only
make his land pay. but he must make
country life interesting for himself
and for bis wife and his sons and
daughters. Our people as a whole
should realize the infinite possibilities
of life In the country, and every ef
fort should be made to make these
possibilities more iwssible.
From the beginning of time it has
been tbe man raised in the country
and usually tbe man born in the coun
trywho has been most apt to ren
der the services which every natior
most needs. Turning to the list of
American statesmen, it is extraordi
nary to see how large a proportion
started as farm boys. But it Is
rather sad to see that in recent years
most of these same boys have ended
their lives as men living in cities.
It often happens that the good con
ditions of the past can be regained not
by going back, but by goiug forward.
We cannot recreate what is dead; we
cannot stop the march of events. But
we can direct this march and out of
the new conditions develop something -better
than the past knew. Ilenry
Clay was a farmer, who lived all his
life in tbe country; Washington was a
farmer, who lived and died in the
"country. And we of this nation ought
to make it our business to see that tbe
conditions are made such that farm
life in the future shall not only de
velop men of the stamp of Washing
ton and Henry Clay, but shall be so at
tractive that these men may continue
as farmers, for remember that Wash
ington and Henry Clay were success
I hope that things will so shape
themselves that the farmer can have
a great career and yet end his life as.
a farmer, so that tbe city man will
look forward to living in the country
rather than the country man to living
In the city.
Farmers should learn how to com
bine effectively, cs has been done In
industry. I am particularly glad to
speak to the grange, for 1 heartily be
lieve in farmers' organizations, and
we should all welcome every, step
taken toward an increasing co-operation
among farmers. The importance
of such movements cannot be over
estimated, and through such Intelli
gent Joint action it will be possible to
improve tbe market jnst as much as
Equal Terms W ith City Folks.
Country riu irn iuu ! u attractive
as city life, and the country people
should insist ufon having their full
representation when It comes to deal
ing with all great public questions.
In other words, country folks should
iemr.nd that thry work on equp.l terms
with city folks In nil snch matters.
They sbonld have their share in the
membership of commission and coun
cils. In short, of all the organize;
bodies for laying plans for great enter
prises affecting all the fieople.
I am glad to see on such bodies the
anmna .IhM .jcenrewnt .financial inter-
TUESDAY at Watch Tower.
WEDNESDAY at Campbell's Island.
THURSDAY at Schuetzen Park.
FRIDAY at Watch Tower.
SATURDAY at Campbell's Island.
SUNDAY at all the Parks.
ests. but those interests should not
have the right of way. and in all enter
prises and movements in which the so
cial condition of the country Is in
volved the agricultural country the
open country should be as well repre
sented as the city.
The man of the open country is apt
to have certain qualities which the-
city man has lost. These qualities off
set those which the city man has and
he himself has not. The two should
be put on equal terms and the coun
try talent be given the same oppor
tunity as the city talent to express it
self and to contribute to the welfare
of the world In which we live.
The country church should be made
a true social center, alive to every need
of the community, standing for a
broad individual outlook and develop
ment, taking the lead in work and In
recreation, caring more for conduct
than for dogma, more for ethical, spir
itual, practical betterment than for
merely formal piety. The country fair
offers far greater possibilities for con
tinuous and healthy usefulness 'than
it at present affords.
The country school should be made o
vital center for economic, social and
educational co-operation. It is natural
ly fitted to De suth a center for those
engaged in commercial farming and
still more for those engaged In domes
tic farming, for those who live on and
by the small farms they themselves
own. The problem of the farm is real
ly the problem of the family that lives
on tbe farm. On all these questions
there is need of intelligent study, such
as marks the books of Professor Bai
ley of Cornell and of Horace Flun
kett's book on the "Rural Life Prob
lems of the United States."
Laborers on Farms.
One feature of the problem snonia
be recognized by the farmer at once
and an effort made to deal with it.
It is our duty and our business to con
sider the farm laborer exactly as we
consider the farmer. No country life
can be satisfactory when the owners
of farms tend, for whatever reason, to
go away to live in cities Instead of
working their farms, and. moreover, it
cannot be really satisfactory when the
labor system is so managed that there
is for part of tbe year a demand for
labor which cannot be met and during
another part of the year no demand
for labor at all. so that the farmers
tend to rely on migratory laborers who
come out to work In the country with
no permanent Interest In it and with
no prospect of steady employment
It is exceedingly difficult to make a
good citizen out of a man who can't
count upon some steadiness and con
tinuity in the work, which means to
him his livelihood. Economic condi
tions on the farm in variety and kind
of crop growing especially as distribut
ed in time and In housing for the men
must be so shaped as to render it
possible for the man who lalxjrs for
the farmer to be steadily employed un
der conditions which foster bis self re
spect and tend for his development. -
Above all. the conditions of farm life
must always be shaped with u view to
the welfare of the farmer's wife and
tbe farm lalnu-er's wife quite us much
as to the welfare of the farmer and
tbe farm lalorer. To have the woman
a mere drudge !. ut least as bad as to
have the man u mere drudge. It l.t ev
ery whit as Important to liitro-hu-e
new machines to economize her laltor
within the bouse as It Is to Introduce
machinery to increase the effectiveness
of bis labor outside the bouse.
I haven't the slightest sympathy
with any movement which lMks to ex
cusing men and women for the non-
performani-e of duty and fixes atten
tion only on rights and not on duties.
The woman who shirks her duty as
housewife, us mother, is a coutemptl
ble creature. Just as the corresponding
man is contemptible creature. But
the welfare of the woman Is even more
important than the welfare of the man.
for the mother is tbe real atlas who
bears aloft in her strong and tender'
arms the destiny of tbe world.
She deserves honor and considera
tion such as no man should receive.
She forfeits all claim to this honor
and consideration if she shirks her du
ties. But tbe average American woman
does not shirk them, and it is a matter
oT the highest obligation for us to see
that tbey are performed under condi
tions hich make for her welfare and
happiness and for the welfare and
happiness of the children she brine
into tbe world.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured H
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and Joint;
her1 suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism, it
gave immediate relief and", she was
able to walk about in three days. I am
sure it saved her life." Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island; Gust Scblegel & Son. 220 West
Second street, Davenport.
If your itver Is sluggish and out
of tone and you feel dull, bilious, con
stipated', take a dose of Chamber
Iain's Stomach and Liver Tablets to
night before retiring and you will
feel all right in the morning. Sold
by all druggists.
ALL THIS WEEK
Indiana Stock Co
After 13 weeks In Moline.
MOW. TUBS., WED.,
TIIU.. FRL. SAT..
So advance in prices, 1 0-20e
Sunday Matinee, Aug. 28
With the greatest of all Vaudeville
6 Big Headline Acts 6
Vaudeville like you see In Chicago.
Complete Change" of lYogram Mon
day and Thursday.
Matinee dally at 3 p. m. Any seat
10c, except Sunday and holidays.
Evening: 8 and 9:15. 10-20-30c.
Seats cn sale box office Thursday
for the opening.
Sunday Matinee, Aug. 28