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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1912.
CITIZENS RESPOND NOBLY TO
NEW Y. Rfl.
ROCK ISLAND TO
HAVE FINE NEW
Canvass for Fund Closes With
Total Subscription of
the desired mart Captain F.W. Reimers
of company K, the last of the busi
ness men, reported subscriptions
amounting to more than $1,000 and
the delighted workers got up and
made the gym ring with cheers. The
mark was getting closer.
GOAL REACHED AT LAST.
When the business men had finish
ed their reports, there remained
scarcely $1,000 yet to be secured. The
citizens' captains began reporting and
each one boosted the total until with
the $155 secured by Captain A. H. Mc
Candless" team 7, the $125,000 was
reached and passed. When ail the
reports were In showing a total sub-
W0RKERS!criPtion of $126,942, pandemonium
broke loose. When quiet was re
gained, the entire assemblage arose
Campaigner Ihsplay Energy I'nsui- and sang the doxology reverently and
passed and Win Despite Im
'What othpr ritlpn hart ilnnA Rnck
Island can outdo." The justification ; suit la8t nl8Dt, tne
many were the silent thanks return
ed to the Power above for the suc
cessful termination of the campaign
After the announcement of the re-
r.r ,h,t dor, i. u...; cheered itself hoarse, short talks
ent, and the following resolution was
were given by a few of the men pres'
ly after J:30 o'clock when the big
hand cm the Y. M. C. A. ramnalen
lock passed the $12r,.fHi mark and 'introduced and adopted:
dr-natH . c,,fi t ,.v, . r.r I "At the close of seven days
thf .ffnrt m rai. .r,n,1.h ,r,npv : strenuous and conscientious work,
build a ner: and modern Y. M. C. A.
in this ri'y. Before the impetus be-
which has resulted in the securing
'ot a fund of more than $125,000 for
hind the movement of the clock's i - ouiiQing, in a cdui-
band hd be en expended, the hand i Pa'6n unprecedented in Y. M. C. A.
indic ated a total subsc ription of! ork. conducted in the face of many
$ 1 " 34 I difficulties, we, the workers in this
hnlf'tho hiKtcrv of v. m. C a. I campaign, desire to tender our heart-
voik. a cum paten similar to the one!,elt tnank
GENERALS IN CHARGE OF THE CAMPAIGN THAT
WON THE NEW Y. M. C. A. BUILDING FOR ROCK ISLAND
just ended never had as great oppo
sition and hHtidicfip p did the pres-t-iit
one. I'nder ordinary, even fa-vow-ihle
conditions, it is admittedly a
t;ihk to k ,,( atKj raiSe $l2r.ono
from amoriK the people of a city. The
"To the very generous contributors
whose gifts have made possible this
splendid success; many of the con
tributions having come from out of
the city as voluntary offerings:
"To the press, for the hearty sup-
grc.il attention mj-1i a
rt.H, the fever of t x'-ltement and en
t li it: Wuiii which m-con.pany it and the
f.i't that i! is the topic of conversa
tion - cry w he-e for t lie time being,
is what usually pulls it through suc-
e-sfuliy. When one considers that
duiir.4 five of the r-i en days of the
(fliii"ins'i, Ko"k Inland as in the
tt.r-:i of lii'iti lokiHe which rt-sult-
r" in two !i u'hs and numerous in
juries nd inTensitatil the calling
movement Prt- ,ne personal service, and the
valuable space wnich they have given
freely to the movement:
"To the ladies, who have from day
to day served the luncheons;
"To those who have generously
furnished conveyances for the use of
To M. ('. Williams, whose wise
counsel and diiection have been a
very important factor In the work;
I "And to all others, who, by words
i V fc.&.
iL. : , v;-ni,. ,i,,.v-
JOHN H. HATBERG,
Head of Business Men's Division.
H. E. CASTEEL,
Head of Executive Committee.
H. S. CABLE,
Head of Citizens' Division,
OLD Y. M. C. A. BUILDING TO BE SUPERSEDED BY MODERN STRUCTURE
out of the ,..aie n.il.tia and the de- of encouragement and various deeds.
l;t i i :. k of n.iirtiiil law. i is truly won
cirrful that the can; pa, mi was brought
to a sun i Bhf ul termination.
The fa-1 that it was. however, will
Co a liitia way towards counteracting
th" undesird 1I e reputation given
Jto- k Island by the riot.
o?iti:its uiK iiki KitMii:it.
The Mi tury was ; real triumph and
the new V. s . C. A. t-uil-iinti will be
a uior umi'tit to the energy of the
w iiikers as well as the i-cneroMty of
t'ie cti.cn.; !" Hoc k Island.
t'cr. !" !ii riii'inM on the streets
I'mir tli'" d-iy f;fid thi:! at the night,
i. ( Mnv; w!iaic,.T delh it remained
V'.uld be im'('' up l!,v a certain'
v.clthy former Itock It lander and it
is bare!;- pohhible that because of the1
j'rrsistpi!' y of tt'e retort, the work
ers let down JiiKt a IHtle and many
v li oub atford to gic a little fail
i (1 to tl' so.
1 lov. ever. wh':i at the close cf the!
T o'-!r.ck dliMter at the Y. M. ('. A.,
with the H!r' showing some $3.-
:'' still to te raised in order to
reach tie goal. Chairman II. K. Cas-
tccl a. ore ad fniioiiiirfil thst the
orkerH theniscles would have to
ccttiplete the amount in some way,
there mi.i no consternation and no
de; pair. These or more men and
boys hn had been laboring tireless
ly for seven days past, arose snd roll
ed up their sleeves once more. Out
they went with Instructions to come
bjick to het'd'iur.rters in an hour and
a half with the needed money to
make the pledce" good.
nilMlK.IIEI I. MKT I MS.
For mi hour the Y. M. C. A. was
deserted for the workers knew that
have done much to maintain our spir-
, it in the work."
j M'KMKY'! TEAM HKST.
Although every one of the 20
teams of men worked hard and con
sistently, only two of them were able
o poitit at a total subscription of
ir.cre tban $",00(. These were com-
' panics H and A. Captains A. I. Sperry I
ntid W. P. Ammerman, respectively.
Captain Rperry's company turned in
pl'-dscg for a few dollars more than
did Captain Ammerman's but they
were nip an1 tuck all week, first one
c.eitlng the "We are it" banner and
'then the other.
The business men's division head-j
ed by John H. llauberg and the citi
zens division headed by H. S. Cable;
I resented another interesting race. ;
Thanks principally to the efforts of
companies H and A, the business men
topped their opponents in final totals.
I They were ahead every day after the
first, but by a margin which rarely
was more than $1,000.
An unofficial report of the sub
scriptions secured by each of the
companies and teams follows:
: No. Sub-
i I - O. 7.. Cervln 145 $
: 2 II. W. Morst 131
Keck Island was one of the first cities in the west to erect a Y. M. C. A. building, in 1890, at a cost of
$::.-..ono when eipiipped. The building Etands at the corner of Third avenue and Nineteenth street, and has served
well Its purpose. It is the pian to sell the building and site and apply the proceeds on the new building which will
be erected on a large lot. Several opticus are understood to be had.
TO NEW Y. M.C. A. BUILDING
3 R. M. Pearce ... 249
4 H. E. Curtis 16n
:. M. 11. Sexton ... 72
6 .T. T. Marron ... 90
7 K. O. Young, Sr. . 7 4
K. B. McKown . .114
9 A. H. McCandless. 158
10 A. Y. Trevor . . .101
2, 962 ;
2. 90S I
ttie nee mat gets ttie honey does not; Bt'SINESS MEN'S DIVISION",
hang around the hive." Shortly. A W. P. Ammerman. 201 $ 5.006
atter . o c iock ttu y ticgan returning p Herman P. Brown. 11 2
singly and in groups. Promptly at'c V. A. Schaeffer ... S3
9:30 the workers repaired to the D A. J. Llndstrom ..108
gymnasium for another report. Sev- e F. K. Rhoads 122
eral hundred men. women and chil-'K E. B. Kreis S8
dren gathered behind the workers and r; H. K. Walker ....122
in the gallery o hear the returns. H A. D. Snerry 190
Captain V. P. Ammerman of Company j
J. Sweeney .
A was the first one called upon. A ; K
cheer went up when he reported 1
nearly $fiort secured in the hour and! 1,395
a half. Then one after another of 'Younger Young Men.. 406
the business men's division captains! B. G. M. Boys 27
1 .877 j
1,4 80 i
Mrs. Mary E. Robinson, widow of J.
$29,795 j F. Robinson, gave three subscriptions
2,699 of $5,000 each to insure the success
reported with varying success, each
eport boosting the total nearer to
M il. M M OV KW JOB.
M. C. Williams, the expert who di-
THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE'
of the undertaking.
rected the campaign to its successful
termination, packed up last night and
left for Crawfordsville, Ind., where
In a few days a campaign similar to
the one just completed here will
commence. With him went the
thanks and good wishes of every man
who became acquainted with him in
the ten days he was in Rock Island.
rising vote: op thank.
cutive committee expects to purchase
one of the two sites on which it has
options and to proceed with all possi
ble dispatch with the planning and
I the building of a most modern and up-
to-date Y. M. C. A. Incidentally it is
whispered, about that a donation to
cover the furnishings of the building is
Chairman H. E. Casteel was last
night authorized to name an auditing
committee to go over the subscription
pledges and the cash donations and
make & report as to the exact amount.
Mr. Casteel today named the commit
teemen as follows: C. E. Sharpe, H.
S. Cable, and M. S. Heagy.
CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE COMMIT
H. iE. Casteel, chairman; S. S. Davis,
H. p. t able, C. E. Sharpe, W. H. Mar
shall. J. H. Hauberg, W. A. Rosenfield,
L. S. McCabe; M. C. Williams, cam
H. S. Cable, general chairman.
Team 1 O. Z. Cervin, captain; A. G.
Anderson, lieutenant; G. W. Evans. H.
B. Hayden, Ieo A. Larkin, H. A. Weld.
John T. .Noftsker, K. T. Anderson,
George H. Kingsbury, G. William Roth.
Team 2 H. W. Horst, captain; H.
H. Cleaveland, lieutenant; W. E. Bail
ey, E. F. Dora, M. B. Dewey, Henry F.
Paulseu, A. B. DuVon, S. J. Woodin, C.
J. Jarkin. Arthur T. Huesing.
Team 3 R. M. Pearce, captain; M.
C. Rice, lieutenant; H. A. J. McDon
ald, L. Ostrom. E. M. Sala, Martin Mc
Nealy, O. C. Oberg, C. J. Montgomery,
Mayer Levi, Earl H. Bowlby, C. R.
Team 4 Hugh E. Curtis, captain;
Will H. Dart, lieutenant; H. C. Fulmer,
J. M. Bond, R. W. Olmsted, H. O. Rolfs.
Team 5 M. H. Sexton, captain; T.
J. Murray, lieutenant; John K. Scott,
F. B. lawes. W. T. Hartz, E. L. May-
WHO STARTED IT ALL
'' W -
. ' A V''-. , - : .-'':- - f
Robert Bennett, Jr.. lieutenant ; George
C. Blakslee. H. B. Simmon, J. H. Nich
ols, M. W. Driggs, W. A. Lovett, Fred
Tltterington, H. B. Hubbard, H. E. San-gren.
Team lfJ A. W. Trevor, captain; C.
K. Mixter, lieutenant; F. W. Burgh, R.
G. Summers, W. S. Marquis, E. A.
Soule, H. P. Simpson. E. U Fulmer, S.
J. Collins, Robert H. Hoffman.
BUSINESS MEN'S DIVISION.
John H. Hauberg, general chairman.
Company A W. P. Ammerman, cap
tain; Ralph Haverstick, lieutenant; W,
S. McCombs, Irvin J. Green. Daniel
Hayes, Jr., Warren H. Reck. Henry A.
Schocker, A. D. Welch, W. C. Totten,
F. I North.
Company B Herman P. Brown, cap
tain; Robert T. Lee, lieutenant; TV. J.
Kahlke, E. L. Bladel. C. C. Hubbart, C.
D. McLane, J. A. Reid. H. F. Hinkley,
E. W. Lewis, Alfred Stocker.
Company C Willard A. Schaeffer,
captain; TV. E. Caulpetzer. lieutenant;
I. J. Roberts, B. J. Mitchell. S. R. Da
vis, Fred G. Gall, J. B. Eckhart, J. J.
Ullemeyer, "Will C. Robb, Arthur (B.
Company D A. J. Llndstrom, cap
tain; Ralph D. MacManus. lieutenant;
Frank L. Patterson, M. T. Rudgren,
Burtis H. Wilson. A. M. Mueller. C. S.
McDanlel, Fred T. Myers, Harry E.
Thompson, H. E. Sudlow.
Company E F. K. Rhoads, captain;
Roy A. Sears, lieutenant; H. K. Bat
tles, J. G. Hazard, Charles Bengston,
Harry E. VanDuzer, Harry H. Hub
bard, John H. Liedtke, N. G. Griffiths.
C. A. Curry.
Company F E. B. Kreis, captain; H.
W. Cozad, lieutenant; C. C. Coulter,
Clarence J. Schroeder,. John TV. Gra
ham, H. TV. Litten. E. ll Philbrook. E.
C. Eberhart, G. E. Baker, B. D. Con
nelly. Company G H. K. Walker, captain;
F. H. First, lieutenant; A. U Bruner,
W. E. Martin, V. A. Bergland. W. X..
Aster, H. J. Olmsted, A. J. Burton, J.
B. Ingalls, Phil S. Wilcher.
Company H A. D. Sperry, captain;
L. TV. Mitchell, lieutenant; C. E. John
son. Ardo W. 'Mitchell. TV. H. Thorns,
H. H. Hcnsley. Edward T. Dolly. F. A
Graves, Shirley D. Folsom, S. J. Fer
guson. Company I TV. J. Sweeney, captain;
George H. Sheldon, lieutenant; F. W.
Young, L. M. Casteel, J. G. Britton,
George Bennett, J. F. Witter, H. E.
Cox, S. TV. iSearle, A. TV. Coulter.
Company K Fred TV. Reimers, cap
tain; C. F. Channon, lieutenant; J. E.
Clarkson. L. Eckhart. Jr., N. C. Kerr,
H. G. Trent, TV. H. Gest, Jr.. Lee
Kaupke, TV. F. Young, J. B. Bassett,
H. E. Shiffer. 1
YOUNG MEN'S DIVISION.
Company A John Kittilsen. captain;
Frank Wilcher, Ralph Koerber, Will
Dempsey, L. Savage.
Company B Glenn Reid, captain; L.
Townsend, Raymond Walker, Harry
Behnaman, Dudley Vore.
Company C Ben Clarke, captain;
Will Stuhr, Otto Franck.
Company D Neil McNeill, captain;
Roy Philbrook. John Hawes, Lowell
Titterington, Russell Carpenter.
Company E Paul Dahlen, captain;
Eugene Youngert, Walter Archer,
George Hodgson, Dale Newland.
Company F Fay Reeves, captain;
Earl Chalk, Hubert Ward. Will TVhls
ler, George Doyle.
Company G Bliss Rlnck, captain;
George Roth, Dillon Sperry, Dean In
galls, Worthy Carstensen.
Company H Irving Wright, captain;
Vern Pratt, E. Galvin, Arno Tremann,
Company K Leo Stevens, captain;
Philip Musler, Carl Helpenstell, Louis
Dripps, Ralph Gregory.
Company L Carl Horst, captain;
Will Klockau, James Morse, Elmer
Shuck, Henry Beselin, Allan Eddy.
Company M Julius Hellpenstell. cap
tain; Franklin Searle, Burtis Wilson,
Harry Cleaveland, Wilmer Cox.
OUT OF BOX CAR
Some time during the night of
April 1 a car of merchandise on the
C, B. & Q. at Barstow was broken
into and a number of dynamite caps
taken from a box by robbers whose
identity is unknown. Sheriff O. L.
Bruner was this morning notified of
the robbery by F. A. Rlddell, agent
for the Burlington in this city, and
requested to be on the lookout for
The car, which contained a great
deal of valuable merchandise, was
loaded at Peoria and was standing on
the side track at Barstow. The dyna
mite caps were packed in sawdust
and the box was nailed to the floor
of the car. Nothing else was dis
turbed. The loss was not discovered
by railroad men until yesterday. The
police in the near vicinity were im
mediately notified and every effort is
being made to land the guilty parties.
FULL TIME AGAIN
Mayor H. M. Schriver today notified
Rock Island saloon keepers that the
usual hours in the conduct of their
saloons might be resumed today, and
would be continued pending the care
with which the saloon keepers conduct
their barrooms. During the last week,
or since last Wednesday, the Rock Is
land bars have not operated during the
customary hours. For a few days after
last week's riots, they were closed.
Saturday they were opened at the us
ual morning hour and closed at S
o'clock in the evening. The mayor ad
vised the saloon keepers to keep
crowds from congregating in or around
the saloons. If any fights ocur In any
of the thirst emporiums, it is the in
tention to hold the saloon keeper a-
news all the time The
fM, POMPEIAM 1
POMPEIAN is not a "cold"
or "grease" cream; is not
a rouge or cosmetic and
positively can not cause a
growth of hair on the face. No.
Pompeian is a cleansing mas
sage cream that cleanses the
pores completely clean instead
of filling them up like most
other preparations. Skin
.health lies in pores which are
Pompeian clean. "Don't envy
a good complexion; use Pom
peian and have one."
$1.00 jar Pompeian 79c
75c jar Pompeian 59o
50c jar Pompeian 39c
.V0UNG &MC COMBS,
all W H rUflrahall O I. Rnmor W
When the excitement of pBfsing'n d.,, u-n.
the required mark had died down a
little, A. D. Sperry proposed cheers
and rising vote of thanks for Mrs.
Mary E. Robinson and the other
large contributors, for Chairman H.
E. Ctsteel and members of the ex
ecutive committee, for all those who
aided in the movement is any way
and lastly for the workers them
selves. The cheers were long and
every one joined in the vote of
nAL I.OVK FEASTI
Report says that in a few days.
Chairman H. E. Casteel of the execu
tive committee is to call together all
the workers for a final love feast.
Contributions to the fund continued
to come in today and the committee
desires to say that while no more
money will be solicited, the donations
will be thankfully received neverthe
less. Within a week or tea days, the exe-
Team 6 J. T. Marron, captain; E.
W. Schoede, lieutenant; H. A. Cleven
stine, N. A. Larson, E. H. Stafford, TV.
Hansgen. L. P. Strayer, J. TV. Houder,
YE OLDE FERRIE
BACK ON THE JOB
Spring fever has touched the bones
of one Commodore Marcus L. Hen
derson, and the first of his boats, the
old war vessel, "ye ferrle" Rock Is
land, is at the Davenport dock ready
to give battle to any enemies who
may attempt to drive it back to its
hibernating .quarters. The ferry;
made its appearance upon the high
and turbulent waters of the Missis
sippi yesterday afternoon, aided in
the setting of the Davenport dock.
H. A. J. Paridon, H. E. Gelhart. land then found its way back to the
Team 7 F. G. Young, Sr., captain; j winter harbor to escape possible dan
TV. B. Mclntyre, lieutenant; J. Ramser, j ger of large ice floes. It was back
Joseph Geiger, TV. S. Parks, J. P. Sex
ton, TV. M. Stewart, W. J. Beardsley,
Team E. B. McKown, captain; C.
A. Schoessel, lieutenant; M. S. Heagy,
H. M. Schriver, Samuel Ryerson, C. F.
Gaetger, Jame3 B. Lidders, Morris H.
Wilcher, William Moody, John T.
Campbell, J. T. Shields.
Team 9 A. H. McCandless, captain;
4 j-. w
TFMUPR of wot
R. C. Smedley since coming to Rock
Island has devoted himself tirelessly
to the task which was triumphantly
ended last night. It has been his con
stant dream and the subject of his
Rat and Roach Paste
THE SITUATION AS SUMMED JP BY
GENERAL SECRETARY R. C. SMEDLEY
at its post early this morning and
the sound of its siren whistle put the
spring touch in other bones beside
those of its commander.
This morning the Davenport dork
sank to the bottom of the stream be
cause of the fact that the seams open
ed and flooded it with water. A large
force of men is at work on both of the
docks and Commodore Henderson stat
ed this noon that he expects to save
things in readiness tomorrow so that
people will be able to sun themselves
on the forward deck of the craft.
A perfect organization of Rock Is
land's strong men.
A recognized need for a new "down
town home" for the men and boys.
The united and untiring efforts ol
the industrious campaigners.
The generosity of the citizens of
The fine management of the execu
A greater Rock Islaad.
A new public spirit awakened.
A new civic pride.
"Death to the knockers." (If any
man knocks Rock Island, throw him
Revelation of the possibilities and
powers of Rock Island for better
A new y. 2i. C. A. building, one of
the best on earth for a city of the size.
A new era of cooperation among
business and working men for civic advancement.
Medics Will Meet.
The annual meeting of the Rock Is
land county Medical society will be
held at the New Harper hotel Tuesday
evening of next week at which time &
banquet will be enjoyed and offlcrs
for the ensuing year elected.
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