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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS. WEDXESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1011.
Lincoln Kentucky Memorial
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i-1 aer toe auspices oi uicu iuc wwn. ji
erect-! erecting the memorial has been done.
Hodgenville, Ky., Nov. 7. The mem
orial hall to Abraham Lincoln
-d on the old Lincoln farm, will de is composed of some of the most prom-
dedicatt d Thursday in the presence of
President Taft, Chief Justice Edward
Douglass Whi'e, of the supreme court
if the 1'iii'ed States, the governors of
several states, senators, congressmen
ind mf n prominent in literature and in
public life. The Lincoln farm is lo-
inent men in the country. The presi-
dent is former Governor Joseph W".
Foik of Missouri. The other officers
are Clarence H. Mackay, treasurer;
Charles "E. Miner, assistant treasurer;
Richard M. Jones, secretary; and Rob
I ert J. Collier, chairman of the execu-
:.ared near liodgenville. and a large ! tive committee.
numl-T rT people are assembling to- The members of the board of trus--tight
to wjtr;ess the ceremonies. tees are President Taft. Cardinal Gib-
Tbe imposing building of granite, ! boas. (General Horace Porter, Joseph
which is to figure in the exercises ! f hoate, Oscar S. Strauss, Governor-Tburs-day.
enshrines the humble log Augustus E. Willson of Kentucky, Su-
j reme Court Justice Charles E.
Hughes. Lyman J. Gage. Miss Ida Tar
bell, Colonel Henry Watterson, August
Belmont. Jenkirr Lloyd Jones. William
a cost of 1112.000. and ."',- 'Jennings Bryan. Charles A. Towne,
maimaiiianec. to the federal Thomas Hastings. Samuel Gompers,
cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was
born 10J years ago. The Lincoln Farm
association will turn over the farm, the
memorial building. hich has been
ovfTr.nifiit and it will be formally re
crivei by the president.
Chisr jed into the grani'e on one side
of the balding is the following inscr'p
i ion :
"Here, over the jog cabin where
Abraham Lincoln wss born, destined
to preserve the union and free rhe
slaw, a grateful people have dedicated
This memorial ti, unity, peace and
brotherhood among these states"
When the memorial farm and the
building are accepted by President
Taft the entire military establishment
of Ken;:cky. several regiments of the
regular army of ihe Fr.ites States
anil many encampments of the Grand
Army of the Republic ami of the Con
fi dt rate Veterans will salute. More
than a score of special trains will be
run from Ixui? ville to carry the thous-j
ands wfio will be present.
T1V- Lincoln Farm association, tin- j
Norman Hapgood. William Travers
Jerome. Robert .1. Collier, Albert Shaw
and Charles E. Miner. The late Mark
Twain was a member of the board as
was the late Edward M. Shcpard.
The memorial buildinc stands on a i and
not set aside to form a patriotic shrine
until the centenary of the birth of the
great emancipator two years ago. On
that day prominent men and women
from all over the land, made a pil
grimage to the little place near Hod
cenville. With patriotic addresses the
Lincoln Farm association took over the j
place and began the work of raising
the funds with which to erect the prop
er memorial. Until the association
took it over the title of the farm had
only changed twice previously. It had
taken Robert J. Collier four years to
clear Lincoln's birthplace of all legal
entanglement and litigation.
About five years after Abraham Lin
coln was born his father sold the farm
to a neighbor named Creal, whose
family kept It for nearly 70 years.
Then it was bought, by A. A- Dennett,
of New York, with the purpose of
turning it into some sort of national
While the farm was in the posses
sion of the Creal family, the old cab
in in which Lincoln was born was
carted to the Davenport farm, a mile
and a half nearer Hodgenville. The
Davenports used it as a spring house.
HILL WORKED IN
A SAWMILL HERE
Railroad Magnate, in Youth,
Answers ' Men Wanted"
Sign in Rock Island.
HEADED FOR CALIFORNIA1
Starts Out Soon Afterward to (Jet
Fill of Steamboating, But
"James Jerome Hill has one creden
tial, at least, to greatness he was
born in a log house." writes Elbert
Hubbard, philosopher of East Aurora.
New York, in the Sunday magazine of
the Chicago Examiner. Then Hubbard,
who is contributing a series of arti
cles on "Well Known Americans; Real
J But the owner gave it to Mr. Dennett j Reasons and Methods Explaining their
was piacea on us original ne fiuccesss. ' continues telling aDout
li'tle hill, at the foot of which is the ; in 1S95. Hill's boyhood life at his birthplace
spring which attracted Thomas Lin-' Mr. Dennett's religious proclivities j jn Ontario and about "his going out
coin and Nancy Hanks. Lincoln's fath- led him to turn over the farm to Rev. into the wide, wide world."
er ar.d mother, and caused them to T. W. Bingham, a Methodist evangelist j At Buffalo he shipped as roustabout
setTe there. It was on the site of the 1 from Florida, whose purpose it was tc j on a schooner bound for Chicago. Only
present building that the newly wed-1 make
the farm a place for summer a fPW v. ceks after reaching Chicago i
d'd pair buib a crude cabin of rough, i camp meetings. He was oisuaaeo. Hill joined the ever moving westward I
unhewn logs in the center of the liojfrom doing this but took the old cabin j tide. Hubbard writes: j
acres of poor land. This cabin was I to pieces and, setting it. up again, ex- j -He was headed for California, the j
just like the other cabins on the fron- hlbited it all over the country to get j land of shining nuggets and rainbow!
tier at that time. It had only one the money to carry on his evangelis- j hopes. j
iKTS WORK AT HOCK ll,AM. !
room, wire a small Iott, a tog outsiue tic worn, it was nnmij pin 'u
chimney and a huge fireplace, a rough a storage warehouse in Long Island
door which swung on leather hinges j City, N.
and. when they moed into it, not at
The farm and the old eab'n
During this time no steps were tak
en to turn the farm into a park. For
weri a while this project was forgotten but
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1- Suppose Yon Were a ij;
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1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 i - 4 TTV--n"a rr
i kJ i w a r,-. J
n m it
u t 6 d ssffijtLXSi
2L vMfcw;. at m 1'.
And you bought choice wheat
Then washed and brushed and
Then ground it 20 times, through
:!! M M
Then sifted the flour 10
through silk, so that none but the
cream came through
All this without added price.
Suppose you did that. Would you
consider a housewife fair to herself
if she failed to get that flour?
That's what ve do with Gold Medal and more.
Ve even run a test kiichen, where we hake up samples
of each day's run.
Just to be certain all the time that every sack of Golcr'
Medal equals the best ever milled.
You can get that flour from any grocer if you'll only
remember. Don't merely say "flour.
"He reached Rock Island, and saw !
a sign out at a sawmill, 'Men Wanted."
He knew the business, and was given :
work on sight. In a week his mathe
matics came in handy, and he was j
handed a lumber rule and blank book, j
"Mr. Hill recalls yet his first sight
of a Mississippi river steamboat com-'
ing to Rock Island. The tall smoke- :
stacks belching fire, the graceful swan- 1
like motion, the marvelous beauty of i
the superstructure, the wonderful let-
ter 'D' in gold, or something that
looked like gold, swung between the j
stacks. . j
"For a month, whenever a steam-'
boat blew its siren whistle, Jim was
on the wharf, open-mouthed, gaping, ;
"One day he could stand it no long-'
er. He threw up his job and took pas-
sage on the sailing palace Molly De-;
vine for Dubuque. !
"Here he changed boats and boarded '
a smaller boat, a stern-wheeler, taking
deck passage for St. Paul, a point
which seemed to the young man some- ;
where near the north pole. '
"He was going to get his fill of '
steamboat riding for one". It was his
intention to remain ;it St. Paul a eou-
j p:e of days, see St. Anthony's Kalis
j and Minnehaha, and then take the ,
same boat back dov.n the river.
! ( ftsni:( E m:i.i ro q ihm. '
i "But something induced him ;o '
i change his plans. !
' " uu.ii vii ill- SLfttllJUUill xiau I
wearied Jim. The parental Scotch idea
of industry was upon him. and con-:
science had begun to squirm. He ap- j
plied for work as soon as he walked i
ou: on the levee. The place wrs, the
i omce or the steamboat company. He;
; stated in an offhand way that he had 1
! experience on the wcter front in Chi-1
cago. Rock Island ami Davenport.
"He was hired on the spot as hiv
ping clerk, with the gratuitous re-;
mark. 'If you haven't sense enough to !
figure, you are sureiy strong enounii to
foo Are About to Purchase a Fur
When you start out to buy a fur, one that you ex
pect to enjoy for years to come, it is far more im
portant to consider where to buy it than how much
to pay for it.
It takes years of study to know furs and to be able to lell
the good from the faulty. Some of the most well-meaning
merchants, in the country buy thousands of fur garments
annually which should not find place In a reliable store.
But they are almost as much in the hands of the manufac
turers as you are in the hands of the retail merchant. If
the store itself is not sure of its fur quality and If you can
not tell quality when you see it, obviously there is always
danger of error and misrepresentation, which often means a
direct loss to you. Thus when you buy a fur. your chief
concern is "what assurance of value can I expect frtt the
s.tore I buy of?"
We Are Fur
Appreciate what this means. We make our own fur gar
ments. Our expert furriers visit the markets annually and
buy skins direct from American and Kuropean markets.
These skins are made into beautiful garments to your order
or readv made. We save you the middleman's profit. We
i'i'f&lryJ&Aa secure to you the newest fashions and most desirable fur
Xk mJSfSr I a combinations and we protect you absolutely, for this store
Jk)T fjS-j and its reputation stand back of every fur garment that we
V & Mjf II tell. Consider these things earnestly if you are about to
. " imitJI I f purchase a fur of fine character.
There is not a fur store better equipped than this in the middle west and only a few stores in the
whole country manufacture their own furs. The present stocks are by far the finest we have ever as
sembled. Specials for Next Week
Isabella. Opossum sets large shawl, large pillow
muff Skinnei lined. Per set,
Brown French Coney sets, large shawl, large pil
low muff. Skinner lined. C 1 l
Per set, ?4.50 to .pJU.UU
Black French Coney sets, large shawl, large pil
low muff, Skinner lined. VJ "I 'J ifl
Per set. 94.25 to J)li. UU
Blue China W'Mf sets, large shawl, large pillow
muff. Skinner lined. t y nj
Per set, $6.5u. 39. .Hi and pA .UU
Jap Mink sets, large shawl, large pillow muff.
Skinner lined. Per set CH fl
$25 up to Oj.UU
Genuine American Mink sets, large shawl, large
pillow muff, made from whole skins CIW
only. Skinner lined $55 up to ? iUU
River Mink sets. Isrge shawl, large pillow muff.
Skinner lined. Per set JjO 00
Black Fox se s, large shawl, large pillow muff.
Skinner lined. Per set
$.10 up to
China Black Martin sets, large shawl, large pil
low muff, Skinner lined, per set
$22.50 to 43U
Russian Poney coats, 52 inches long, Q1 7 SZ
$50 up to $ L I D
Marmot coats, 52 inches QT
lone O J
Hudson seal coats, 5 2 inches long,
$150 up to
To RICHTER y SONS
Manufacturing Furriers. 219-221 West Second street.
15 years old. O'Xeil and a companion
had been out hunting.
will be delivered to ur-ionijt s by -mion
Union Labor News
The International Glove Workers' j
union has extended its iuria'iiction to j
include the canvas glove workers. !
Tii tv.A QrtiTth tl'nlp4 enal mines most i
of the workers are paid by piecework,
:;n'l wages vary with the Coal prices.
The scnpai" to amalgamate the two
international unions of steam shovel
men, which originated in San Fran
cisco, has received the indorsement of
Samu'i! Gompers am! wili be nsid
ered a' the comir.j: convention ot' the
American Federation or Itbor a At
. s r3 ' n j vk t t ,s-
; several years later a h:!; was intro
Jduced into the legislature of Kentucky
auiuui uie purcnase or tne prop
erty by the state, but it failed of pas
sage. Then the Dennett estate became
involved in litigation and finally the
property was put up for sale at pub
lic auction and it was bought by Rob
ert J. Collier for $3,50.
Mr. Collier then formed the Lincoln
Farm association and on Lincoln's
birthday two years ago he deeded the
farm to it. The as.-oriufion sent at
torneys throughout that portion of
Kentucky to interview old settlers an 1
take depositions concerning the real
birthplace of Uncoln. because a num
ber of uniformed persons had declared
that the martyr prei-ident had first
seen the light in eastern Kentucky,
near Borea college. The deposition es
tablished the fact that Lincoln was
born on the spot, now marked by the
memorial building shich is to dedicat
Soon after this it wa learned that
the old cabin was about to be pur
chased by a Long Island showman and
Mr. Collier immediately bought it and
turned it over to the association. The
trustees a once Cecided to send the
logs back to Kentucky and restore the
cabin on Its original site. The Penn-
St. Louis labor leaders are endeavor-
it g to land the headquarters of the
Members of the New York Archi- t international Association of Machin
ists which are to be moved from Wash
ington. I). C. The only two places un
der consideration are St. T,ouis and
Indianapolis. The machinists organi
zation is second only to the Vnited
Mine Workers. It is stated that an
nually $2 40,ooo in dues and assess
ments is handled at the headquarter;:
The new headquarter-" will be sch cu d
by a referendum vole.
The strike of street railway men iu
Trieste. Austria. ha en'led with ttv
men obtaining a small increase in pa.
the minimum rate being now fixed a
S21, cents a day, and a n imber of
small concessions as regards annu.il
leave, free uniforms, etc, having beri
tectuvai Iron Workers' union demand
a 50 hour working week, a minim
um wage scale of 20 cents an hour an'i
recognition of the union.
Colds Cause Headache.
Laxative Hromo Quinine, ..; world
wide cold and grip remedy, n inov i
cause. Call for full name. Look for
signal ure K W. Grove. 25 cents'.
Few unions have spent, more money
in the support of strikers, than has the
1 I'nited Mine Workers of America. Iu
1 years this organization spent about
; $v Oi'io.O'io in fighting the mine owners.
At Greenfield. Mass.. nearly 400 per- I
sohs. lnrge!y railroad men, moved by
the high price of groceries. hae er- j
ganized a -ooperat ive s'ore associa
tion with f capital of $2;V'ii.i.ri".
j According to the statistic;, there h-:s '
' r( en a gctin of 250,o0n in the member- i
; shio of the unions iiffilip'ed wit'.i th ;
;AmerUan Federation of l. bor ui.ri!.'-,
'he last vmr. tos Angeii s ha .hn
i honor of gain.n the greai- t percen- I
j The formation of what Is now the
American Federation of Labor orig-
: i rated in a meeting hdd in Terif
ilau'e, Intl.. ot; AtiEnis.' 2 ar.d '.
, Thi?- ?n-rir.g resulted in the is-uan--e
c,i a call for a convention at Pittsburar.
Pa., which opened Nov. 15, 1SS1. , .
nii flic time Th
Winter Evening Comfort
unions In Colorado h.vc
coal mine near Erie, which
promises to furn;rh them fuel -n
20 year contracts at a price lower than
sylvania raiiroad gavr? a special train 1 current rates
It is a
is owned and
and the coal
i for the transportation and a large
! store in New York decorated the cars. :
Governor Beckman,.cf Kentucky, sent,
a detachment of the state troops to cu-:
cort the old logs back "home." I
Soon after the cabin had been set up !
again on the original site the associa
tion called for a competition of arch:- .
tec's for plans for the memorial build- !
leg and approach0?. The competition
was wen by John Russell Pope, of
New York. i
The dedication exercises Thursday i tarrh germs and destroy the germs,
are in charge of a comm'.t'te appointed ! You can,t reach the nkf and
crevfes w:ta itquia preparations
CAN'T CURE CATARRH
Stomach Ioin:. Sprays and Douches
Have All Failed.
There is orly one way to cure ca
tarrh. Reach the raw, tender, inflamed
memorane that is infested with ca-
by Governor Willson, of which Colonel
Andrew Cowan, of Ix-'iisville is chair
man. Speeches will be made by Pres
ident Taft, Chief Justice White, Gener
al John C. Black, of Washington, and
chers. in invocation win De made
i by Ratbi II. G. Endow, of Louisville,
and the benediction will be pronounced
bv Bishoo Thomas S. Bvrne. of the
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j!tlg ... - -- . '
there is only one way breathe the
antiseptic germ killing air of ily
omei (pronounce It hlgh-o-me) di
rectly over the infested parts.
Hvomei contains no opium, co
caine or other harmful drugs, it is'
rade of Australian eucai p't'.s. thy-j
moi and other listerias antiseptics.;
is guaranteed to end the misery j
JTS easy to secure. Get one
of these splendid couches
or davenports, huild a good
fire in the heater---then the rest
is up to you.
Don't forget we've got the heat
ers, Buck's and Cole's Hot
Blast, as well as the couches
of catarrh, as'hrria, croup and broa-
Girl Is Killed by a Hunter. ehitis. or money back. j
Winnipauk. Conn.. Nov. . Margsr-: Ask the H&rper house pharruacy:
et Wood. IS years old. accidental!)' . about the Hyouiei outfit today. They,
was shot and killed by Timothy O'Neil, i tell it for only ?l and guaraatee itJ
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