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THE ROCK ISXTANB ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1912.
SET FAST PACE
IN CAMPAIGN FOR
Y. M. C. A. Worken Pass the
$50,000 Mark Amidst
NO LARGE DONATIONS
finbftrriptiona Are Numerous and In
dicate That General Public Is
Big Donations for New Rock Is-
land Y. M. C A.
Mr. Mary E. Robinson.. f 5,000
Hon. L. 8. McCabe 6,000
T. B. Davla 6,000
Mr. and Mrs. John Hau-
btrg ...... ...... 6,000
8. 8. Oavla . . 5,000
W. H. Marshall 5,000
Business man 10,015
Team Captain A. H.
McCandless . .$ 600
C' irty H Captain A.
Without any big donations to help
uwell the toUl, the 200 Y. M. C. A.
('anp.".!i;nera showed returns today
which boosted the rapidly growing
building fund past the $50,000 mark.
The announcement that the sum had
reached such proportions created
wonderful enthusiasm among the
workers and the ladles of the First
M. E. church who served the meal
at the Y. M. C. A. at noon Joined In
It took Mollne four days of hard
work to pass the tDO.OOO mark. Rock
Island men reported this noon
lUdges totaling $50,442, done In
three days, still $2,000 ahead of the
Moline record for the third day and
they have done that In the face of
rlo'.ous local conditions. The work
ers say that they have hardly started
on thrlr work. "When they really
pull off thrlr coats and get down to
business there will be no Btopping
PKrT Cil.OOMY TODAY.
When the workers came together
this noon the general Impression was
that It would be a dull and discour
aging day. Conditions In the city
had made It hard to get people to
pay attention to the Y. M. C. A. They
wanted to watch the soldiers. But
when the general chairmen called for
reports and the amounts began to
oome In, that notion was quickly dispelled.
A. H. McCandless won the banner
of honor for the citizens' committee,
with his report of 11 pledges totaling
$600. In the business men's section.
A. D. Sperry'a team reported pledges
amounting to $1,510, .which not only
took the banner for the day. but gave
him the sweepstakes for the whole
group of workers.
When the final total of $50,442
was reported, the crowd waxed noisy
to the limit. The cheering was not
only done by the men, but the ladies
added their voices and raised a
mighty cheer for the victory that has
The men went out with renewed
courage, realizing that they still have
the big clock running ahead of sched
ule. It will glow with the radiance of
50 electric lamps tonight, because the
$50,000 subscribed make It possible
to turn on more light.
SET KEW GOAL.
Now they are after the $75,000
mark for the next goal and If the
good work continues, they will easily
pass it before Saturday noon.
If you who read thia story have
not made a pledge as yet to the fund,
begin to figure right now Just how
much you can do. Make It a liberal
pledge and give it quickly. Help the
men who are fighting so gamely to
put this big thing across for Rock
The city has had a lot of undesirable
publicity in the last few days. The
news about the Y. M. C. A. fund will
go over the whole land counteract
ing much of the bad effect of the
II AAAW VI-XAJAWAi,lW A Vl l'AVlJj JLIXXlVlk j
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ICE ON VERGE OF
Within 24 hours It is predicted that
the river between the two bridges will
be free of tec. This morning the Ice
above the government bridge was all
broken up and there is now a big Jam
against the piers. The Ice Is not very
high, but it is evenly piled from the
Iowa to the Illinois side. There is a
wide channel from the government to
the Crescent bridge along the south
ern shore, where the river is clear of
ice, this channel being about 100 feet
Reports from the Moline lock this af
ternoon were to the effect that there
is a 12-foot stage at that point, which
Is four feet above normal, and two feet
higher than the water at the Rock Is-;-.nd
The American people
may "like to be humbug
ged" but not on the
We won't fool you in
April or in any other month
We're, here to make good
on what we say and sell
313 days in the year.
Man to man!
We sell good clothes. In
our judgment the best
clothing made in America
at the price and we make
a fair profit.
We could get other lines
of inferior manufacture
and make a greater profit
but we could never per
suade ourselves that we
could build a successful
business that way.
And we have been suc
cessful because we have
the confidence of our cus
tomers. Confidence is everything.
Now, wouldn't it be a
tough old world if you
couldn't believe a man un
til you'd known him a life
"Rock Island's Best Value
Former Mayor George W. McCas-
krln returned this morning to the city
after an absence of two weeks, during
which time he visited Chicago, from
which city toe was summoned to the
bedside of his father who is 111 at Ran-
Superintendent II. B. Hayden will be
In Freeport tomorrow to attend a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Western section of the Illinois Teach
ers' association, of which he b presi
dent The purpose of the meeting is
to make arrangements for the meet
ing of the association which is to be
held In November. The place of the
meeting is not yet de. Ided.
Thad Taylor, one of the first Rock
Islanders p take up aviation, has ar
rived home from Chicago where he at
tended the Chicago School of Aviation.
He will visit here with his parents for
several days. He recently returned
from Hot Springs, Ark., where he, with
several other birdmen, made success
ful flights. He expects to get into the
game In earnest very soon, with a ma
chine of his own.
' The funeral of Carl J. F. Schr' -. :
was held from the home, 1S19 s-.tii-teenth
street this afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. Ph. Wilhelm of the Ger
man Lutheran church officiating. The
bearers "were Charles Schneider, Ed
ward Moeller, William Lloyd. August
and Otto Schroether. The body was
placed temporarily In the receiving
vault at Chipplannock cemetery, and
burial will take place later at the Luth
OF PYTHIANS AT DENVER
New Yo.k, March 28.-Offlcers of the
supreme lodge of Knights of Pythias
I voted to hold the next biennial conven
tion of the organization at I -river,
Aug. 6 to 15.
mri iTti rmvs-! tUi jUl i si i .3.1
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it 1 1
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with a riot and a Y. M. C. A. cam
paign competing for the limelight In
the same town at the same time.
The school children of the city will
be given chance of helping the new
Y. M. C. A. campaign tomorrow. In
vitations have been received from the
campaign committee and approved by
the teachers' committee, inviting the
children to bring money to help in this
project. On account of this, the bank
collections will be deferred till next
A coincidence today was that the
business men's division turned In
subscriptions for Just an even $1,000
more than did the citizen's division.
Everybody is urged to attend the
grand opening of the Mollne Y. M
C. A. this evening. Chairman Cas
teel says "You can't help being en
thusiastic when you see that fine
Tomorrow Is Friday. The accom
modatlng caterer announces a fine
fish dinner for the workers.
The Covenant Bible class of the
First M. E. church served the lunch
eon today and incidentally announced
a pledge of $25.
A pledge of $25 was announced
from the Ladies' Aid society of Cen
tral Presbyterian church. The Help
ers' circle of King's Daughters also
sent In one for $100. The workers
are blessing the ladies for these In
Where are the knockers that said
Mollne can, but Rock Island can't?"
They have gone to the woods for the
season, for Rock Island is doing it
every day and Is doing It In a way
that makes Mollne look like an amateur.
hat other cities have done, Rock Island can outdo." Sure It can, but it will have to get up and roll
over if it is going to do it. It takes bricks to build a house, and money to buy bricks. Can't you help buy at
least a few bricks for the new Y. M. C. A. building?
In starting out to raise $125,000 far a new building, Rock Island Is attempting a big Job, but no more
than many another city has done and h-is found worth while. Many other cities of smaller population than
Rork Island have buildinss which cost more tlian the amount asked here, while in cities of such size and
prospects as we have here, the amounts run higher. However, the amount asked is considered adequate for
the building and equipment of a splendid modem plant, which will entitle Rock Island to a place in the list
of progressive and wide awake cities that are building prosperity on a sound basis. The dollars invested in
the Yi M. C. A. will pay interest in nobler manhood and finer character.
Character of Miss Mercy, Suing
University Dean, Attacked
IS CALLED UNTRUTHFUL
Plaintiff Creates Scene While C H-
Zimmerman, Defense Supporter,
Is on Stand. ,
The Y. M. C. A. building is being
used in all kinds of ways this week.
Last night a wedding ceremtfny was
performed in the chapel, which added
a spice of variety to the building cam
paign. Earl L. Gregg, of Rock Island,
having secured a marriage license from
County Clerk H. B. Hubbard, went to
Davenport to jbe married to Miss Ida
E. iScurlock, of that city. , Rev. Frank
Cole, of St John's M. E. churcch,
was to officiate.
When he inspected the license, he
discovered that the wedding would
have to take place In Rock Island In
order to be legal, nd bo the party, ac
companied by their friends, Air. and
Mrs. S. A. .Wood, of Davenport, board
ed a car for this side of the river. They
sought the Y. jM. C. A. as a haven of
refuge, and were promptly given the
freedom of the place. The ceremony
was duly performed, and the happy
young folks went on their way rejoic
ing over the agreeable ending of their
Chicago, March 2 8. A. Abrahams
a furniture dealer, was the first wit-,
ness today in the case of Miss Esther
Mercy against Marion Talbot, dean of
women at the University of Chicago.
Abrahams was called in behalf of
Miss Talbot. The witness said he had
known Miss Mercy four years; that
her reputation for truth and veracity '
was bad, that he would not believe
her under oath. On cross examina
tion Abrahams admitted he had had
business relations with Miss Mercy,
and based his opinion of her veracity
on his business experience.
ami. DEFIES WITNESS.
Miss Mercy caused some excite-:
merit by raising In her chair and
shouting: "Look me In the facet ;
Look me In the face," when C. H. j
Zimmerman, engaged in the mall or
der business, was called to the stand.
Zimmerman said he did not know j
Miss Mercy's reputation for truth and ;
veracity, but that Warren Reynolds' '
reputation for truthfulness was bad.
Reynolds is a friend of Miss Mercys. ,
Zimmerman would not believe Rey
nolds under oath.
CACTTOXED BY JVTJGE.
Judge Pomeroy excused the Jury
and cautioned Miss Mercy from mak
ing further remarks to witnesses or
others during the progress of the
William Tascot, a restaurant keep
er, and Miss Mary Waring, a school
teacher, testified that Miss Mercy's
reputation for truth was bad. Sev
eral other character witnesses were ,
nERE IS WHERE IT STOOD AT NOON TODAY
WATCH THE HAND MOVE!
You Men Whose Brothers Died in Their Youth
Scalping the Dead.
Just when the mutilation of the dead
by tearing the skiu from the bead be
gan will never be known, for the origin
is lost io the midst of ages, tbe record
extending back beyond even tbe myth
leal period of man's existence, la the
book of Maccabees it Is recorded that
at the termination of one of the bat
tles of which that bloody history Is so
full the victorious soldiers tore the
sklo from tbe beads of their vanquish
ed foes. This would be evidence that
the custom of scalp taking was one of
the Indulgences even of thow people
of whom we have record io the Bible.
And who set up tablets, and shafts
to tbiir memory can do something big
ger sind Xiner. You can buil.d living
monuments you can help some boy to
the "up-way" and do it in the name of
that "other" whom now you can only
know when you sit at the loom of rec
ollection and weave heart-achin? pic
tures of the "what-mlght-have-been."
If he was the right sort of a boy ithat
to build a "helping hand" so big that
it can take hold of all the young men
reaching out for uplift. But it needs
more funds. Can't the memory of
"somebody" tend your hand toward
the check book?
.The noonday meals are provided by
the firm of Fitz & Brummarck, pro
prietors of the Goltman restaurant
on Second avenue. Thia firm
does the catering and the serving Is
done each day by a committee of
ladies. The meals that are being
rrrved are of excellent quality. Yes
Jay's menu included Vienna loaf,
latoes, string beans, rolls, pickles,
:.iiuce pie and coffee. The workers
find the luncheon very satisfying
after a hard morning's work and the
period of eating is made a pleasant
Promptness Is a watchword with
Chairman H. E. Casteel. Every day
at 12:10 by his watch he signals for
the advance to the dining room, and
the crowd soon finds Its location, each
man being seated in his regular place!
by teams and committees. The!
luncheon, followed by the reports, oc-i
cupies exactly one hour, and the men
are out every day either exactly on
time or Just a little ahead.
There Is keen rivalry between the
teams and the committees In the
matter of high standings when the
reports are given. A banner is
awarded daily to the team winning
the high place. '
W. B. Molntyre, Rock Island's
"sunshine dispenser," is a prominent
figure at the noon meetings. His
call for "enthusiasm" Is frequent and
timely and always evokes a cheer,
SPECIAL MEETING OF
BOARD OF EDUCATION
A special meeting of the board of
education has been called for tomor
row night, to confer with O. Z. Cervin,
the architect whose plans have been
accepted for the new Manual Arts
building, with reference to the devel
opment of the plans. It is expected
that a representative of the heating
engineers who are to Install a central
heating plant to furnish Bteam for the
high school, the Lincoln building and
the Manual Arts building, will also be
present at the meeting with plans for
the Inspection and approval of the
MAN SUIT MISFIT,
LADY JUROR SAYS
San Francisco, March 28. Twelve
women Jurors in a Justice court de
cided yesterday that unless a tailor
made suit fits perfectly the man who
ordered It need not pay a tailor the
full price. As a result. F. W Von
schrader, Jr., attorney, will not have
to pay a balance pf $691 -for which he
was sued by a tailoring firm. Van
schrader demanded that the case be
tried by a Jury of women the first
to be empanelled In San Francisco.
Before them .Yonschrader, clad In the
suit, twisted, turned and paraded. 1
"I didn't pay much attention to the
technical trade discussion," said one
Juror, "but I. saw the suit didn't HX."
Members of Rock Island lodge No.
0SO, B. P. O. E., are requested to meet
brother of yours) he "would have pre- j at the residence of Brother F. J. Steele,
ferred to have somebody glad that he
came for "a little while" than to have
an elaborate memorial Vhich can ben
efit no one. It would have pleased
him mere :f you picked out some de
serving chap whose poverty and re
sponsibilities cut him off from mental.
and ethical, and physical strengthen
ing; and give him a part cf the chance
which would have been his lot. If
there is any way by wfcica he knos
what Is happening since he went on
the "long Journey" be d be glad If his
influence is working for somebody's
betterment. The Y. M. C. A. is trying
1400 Flfth-ar-d a-half 6treet, tomorrow
morning to a; tend funeral services.
A. T. HUESING,
Trouble In Store For Him.
There Is a rough time In store for
the little boy whose antics have led
his distracted parents to thus appeal
for assistance through an advertise
ment in an English paper:
"Nurse. Wanted, a robust, God fear
ing Scotch nurse, who can teach the
shorter catechism and has a working
knowledge of tbe business side of a
slipper, to take charge of a four-year-old
boy who has a double dose of
BOLT TALE FAKE,
COL. T.R. HOLDS
St Louis, March 28. Roosevelt ar
rived this nrornlng. He will be a guest
of the Million Population club and will
give the principal address tonight.
Reports that Roosevelt intimated he
would bolt his party in case he falls
of nomination brought the following:
"Any statement like that is untrue.
Anytime I have anything to say on
that subject I will say It myself, and,
anything purporting to come from me
unloss I say it jnyself Is a fake."
A Great Blow.
A western financier was talking to a
Washington reporter about a financial
deal that bad ended disastrously.
"It was too bad," said the reporter.
"Too bad?" sail the financier, with
a grim smile. "Oh, 'too bud' Is not
strong enough to fit the case. 'Too bad'
is ludicrous. It suggests the farmer
who when bis wife and family were
killed by a cyclone said It was 'a great
blow to him." Exchange.
Rheumatics No Longer Dread
The prescription, "Nurito," free
from opiates and narcotics, found to
be the antidote to uric acid, gives re
markable results, almost Immediate
relief, aud au absolute quick cure to
rheumatic sufferers. This Is now tes
tified to by many Rock Island suffer
ers and what Is better than home
If you have rheumatism sciatica,
or neuritiH, be assured that you will
get rid of it, or your money will be
refunded. "Xurito" will banish all
aches and pains, limber up those sore
and inflamed Joints and muscles. Go
to the Harper House pharmacy, and
get a $1 box of "Nurlto," the pre
scription that produces results.
You can feel it working.
Out of town friends are being
heard from dally with contributions.
Secretary Smedley turned In a card!
today from George H. Ford of Free-;
port, III., a personal friend, who!
wanted to help In the good work.!
Local residents should not forget toj
touch up their absent friends for thei
cause. Copies of the prospectus, ready I
for mailing, may be had at the office i
in the Y. M. C. A. building for the
The good work of the newspapers
is being commended on all sides.
State Secretary Shumaker and Cam
paign Director Williams agree In the
opinion that the Rock Uland press
nature s movement, and so do those ! i8 awake to a good thing and that
who take Dr. King's New Life Pills, j the papers are good boosters for the
No griping, no distress. Just thorough j cause. Representatives of the Chi-
worlt that brings good health and finejeago papers hare been calling at the;
feelings. iwenty-nve cents at all office for particulars of the campaign,
druggists'. 'Ttey consider it a striking situation,
Nineteen Miles a Second
without a Jar. shock or disturbance, la
the awful speed of our earth through
space. We wonder at such ease of
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