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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY,, NOVEMBER 1, 1913.
IN COUNTY FAIR
PROVES AN EVENT
Two Hundred and Fifty Play
Ponies and Make Merry at
Rock Island Club.
ALL RUBE TYPES PRESENT
Aeroplane Flight by Lament Starts
Ball of Fun Rolling and Young
and Old Join in the Farce.
Seeln's how corn was bo good thla
year, about 200 of the seediest looking
rubes that ever trod behind a oae
horae plow reckoned they'd go to the
county fair at the Rock Island dun
last evening. It is only due to the
fact that the bent material was used
in the erection of the building, that it
btandg at Nineteenth street today, for
the merriment which bursted forth
there was sufficient to move an ordin
ary Gibraltar into the Mediterranean
sea and pull the splash in after at the
There was something doing all the
time and every man's son of them
had the roll of lucre to push things
along. It seemed as If every sub
treasury in this country had unloaded
Its coffers Into the Rock Island club,
for every hayseed was stocked to the
shoestrings with long green.
Fun began well at the beginning.
A large canopied entrance to the
grounds on the second floor of the
Hub opened into the main show.
Am one the firm stunts pulled off was
the flight of Ben I. I-amont in a Cur
tins hydro-aeroplnne. The flight had
been greatly advertiHed, and the rubes
gathered about I lie frisky-looking de
vice an I.amont rave the word to his
mechanician. Like a bird, he sailed
heavenward and the tillers of the noil
watched him until he was lost in the
clouds. At press time Ben had not re
turned. OX TIIK THAI K.
The early part of the fair was given
over to races. Horses stepped over
the turf in I shining time. The first
event a potato race was a tight one.
Tarrying with it a purse of J7.42G.2o.
the drivers urged their animals to the
limit cf speed. H. Ft. Spencer won this
event by a ne( k. the following finish
ing lose behind the winner: W. J.
Sweeney, Tom Murray, Mr. Carpen
ter of Kockford. and II. D. Winbigler.
The second race, with a purse equal
ly bh large, wan easily won by John
T. Shields iipaiust a field of six start
ers. Several were disqualified in this
event for failing to drink the water
out of the spoon and attempted to get
by by drinking directly from the
amasses, but the eagle eyes of judges
put them on the blink. The others
Martlng were Arthur Burrall. August
(.a in p. W. A. Sehaefer, 11. D. Mack
and II. W. Cozad.
There were four quarter-mile josts
in the next raee. whieb caused the
rubes some fun. William Mclean at
the first s'atioa, F. M. Davenport at
the half-mile, T. D. O'Hara at the
three-quarters, and J. T. Shields at the
home stretch, had difficulty in main
taining their equilibrium when partici
pants in a three-legged contest col
lided with them repeatedly. William
Toal and A. J. Lindstrom copped the
The rV-ma.x m the racing events
came in the peanut race, when J. E.
Clarkson was the only survivor to
finish, all of the rest having drawn the
distance flag, some even at the eighth
mile station. The entries were as fol
lows, according to the bookies: W. A.
Martin, C. A. Schoessel, A- E. Adams,
E. J. Stackhouse and W. P. Muliane.
The last race was the "rip-snorter."
To see 10 grangers husking corn like
madmen was the signal for the hilar-
ceived it. A team composed of Charles
V Shims r R Vnnru Vt W
land and M. H. Sexton had little trou
ble in putting it over on M. C. Rice's
bunch, composed of himself, H. W.
Cozad. T. H. Dolly, H. W. Crawford
and H. S. Cable. Rice was given a
short Journey on a rail by the victors
in celebration of their success.
the: side shows.
The fair grounds had many side at
tractions. For instance, there were
coops of chickens caged along the sides
of the grounds, and live bears and
hideous-looking creatures, all behind
the bars, caused much merriment. The
backers of the fair did everything pos
sible for the convenience and safety
of the guests. A sign was conspicu
ously displayed: "Watch your money
closely; it may be counterfeit.'' Also,
"If you find any red likker, kindly no
tify the constable," while the follow
ing warning: "Don't fuss with the
chickens, you might start them cack
ling," warned those in attendance not
to slip any peanuts between the wires.
Poultry exhibits by H. E. Killmer. H.
B. Summers, Dr. O. M. Myers,
and W. J. Sweeney, and pump
kins and corn gave realism to
the scene. A "nigger" baby stand in
charge of Robert Bennett went broke
when the owner ran out of money and
cigars "with a Turkish blend;" but the
bookies made big hauls on the racing
events, as did other "gamblers" about
the grounds. Several large sized rolls
were lost through clever work of pick
pockets. Although the police have
several clews, no arrests have been
AKKKST I 1IK.
While lunching in the grill room,
these 250 hayseeds were startled at
the sudden presence of Officers Fitz
slmmons and Furlong, who pinched W.
A. Rosenfield. and Ed Snider. These
two men, clever bookies, had "horn
swoggled"' a bunch out of their dough,
and so they were brought before the
bar of justice located In the dining
Judging from the number that pro
ceeded to the court room following the
arrest of Rosenfleld and Snider, the
whole crowd must have got nipped for
a few cart wheels. Judge B. D. Con
nelly tried the case, and the "perse
cuting" attorney, J. W. Maucker, start
ed something when he charged the
two with having received money on
bets but refused to pay men winning.
Hon. William McEniry, armed with a
stuffed club, officiated as sheriff.
The court asked Rosenfield if he
was represented by an attorney. He
retorted, "No; all I have is a lawyer."
The court was asked by Attorney
iis the Factor that is
-Moving Things Here
at This Sale
ESTABLISHED 1S70 BY L. S. McCABE.
. ro.ckIisUan d. iLU.-.TiaKJii
Until 12 O'Glock Each
Our Need is
Your Dollar Will
Go Farthest Now
iExtra fine dress percales, carn
itine finish, many styles; us-
I Anally 14c, Monday y
morning, per yard C
1 WATER TUMBLERS
I Thin blown tumblers; etched
decorations, regular 8c turn-
Take Your Sunday Dinner at
Music and Good Songs from 6 until io p. m.
iS'oon Luncheon from 2 until z p. m., 35c
Consomme Victoria Chicken Printaniere
Broiled Salmon Steaks.au Beurre
India Chutney St. Julian
Fricasee oi Oysters, L'Americaine
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Fried Spring Chicken, Club Style .
Roast Young Lamb, Natural Flavor
Fried Egg Plant Green Peas
Celery and Apple Salad
Vanilla Ice Cream and Cake
Neufchatel or American Cheese
Sal tine Wafers or Water Crackers
Coffee Tea Milk
A. D. Mints
blers, at half on Mon
day morning, each .
Haviland dinnerware, covered
dishes, plates, platters, cups
and saucers, sugar and cream
ers, etc., etc.; choice on Mon
day until 12 o'clock, J
at just half price X2
30 hour, heavily nickeled alarm
clocks the dollar ones-
day until noon,
From 20 to 40 different articles each day. They'll
not be advertised in the papers after the first day, but will be arranged
and displayed or hung up about the store in the various sections.
Tickets and cards calling attention to the different items here and there
throughout the store will be readily seen by those who are on the lookout for
these half-price items. Not more than forty nor less than twenty will be made
prominent each day. Of course, there'll be bargains a' plenty all day long, but
these half-price specialties are in the forenoons only. We're bound to get that
$100,000.00 which we told you about we need it. We quote many of these
half-price bargains for Monday,. the first day; but after Monday you must come to
the store-to see. them. The papers will only TELL YOU ABOUT THEM, but
you'll have to come to the store to find them and get them, as they will not be
listed in the advertisements. '
No mail orders, no phone orders; buy and choose in person. These half
price goods are for cash only; but we'll deliver them to you, or lay them aside un
til called for or handle them in the usual way to suit each customer. As some of the lots will
not be large we must reserve the right to restrict the quantity to each buyer when we deem it
Come every day, as you'll be sure to find something each time that will be of special in
terest, and the savings will be so great that you 11 not want to miss them.
Button boots of gunmetal, neat
kid tops, medium toe and mil
itary heeds, $4.00 quality, until
A beautiful mercerized fabric
in plain colors; not all shades,
but goodly assortment ; 25c ev
erywhere ;, till noon Monday,
per yard 12&c
White with colored trimmings;
also all white or the popular
college stripe style; $5.00 at
present; Monday until noon,
half price &0 Crt
makes them .... tDMiOU
Standard 7c quality of apron
ginghams; all styles; Monday
till 12 noon, Of
Yard wide, full bleached mus
lin: the 104c quality, till noon
per yard OC
We will sell the 12'ac quality
seersucker ginghams ; all styles,
ufl 12 noon, Monday, at half
The 20c quality; pure white
cotton batts; Monday
until noon, each ....
Full bleached Shaker flannel;
-the 8c grade ; Monday fore
at half; yard C
PALM OLIVE SOAP
Always a 10c soap; one of the
best known brands; a delight
ful toilet soap; Monday until
The 25c quality; beautiful fin
ish; buy these until noon on
Men's warm tennis flannel
night shirts, good $1.25 quality
Monday, till 12 noon,
at half ....
SANITARY COUCHES .
Full bed size, with two-drop
sides and coil supports : a couch
by day and a comfortable bed
at night: $4.50 values for just
half, Monday &0 OCT
Size 27x54 a beautiful line of
patterns all $2.50 values: till
Tapestry Brussels carpets; a
good variety of designs; good
75c quality, Monday till noon,
18c quality of women's ribbed
top, fleece-lined hose, till 12
All-wool storm serges, in the
better Autumn and Winter col-,
orings; 58c values for just half
on Monday morning,
Those most popular plaid
skirts the kind you are look
ing for they sell fast at $8.75 ;
but for Monday morning till 12
o'clock noon, they rt a qQ
are half price . . . b4iJO
Made of percale and gingham;
good $1.25 values at half price
Monday, .till noon,
Pretty and serviceable for
waists, children's dresses, etc.;
always 58c as you know; buy
them till noon Mon- OfW
day, per yard dLtjQ,
Yard-wide satins in all the lin
ing shades; plain and brocad
ed; dollar quality; until 12
o'clock Monday noon,
MEN'S UNION SUITS
Made of heavy mercerized
yarn; sold regularly for $3.00;
till noon Monday, rf F?sV
per suit ....... I) J, 3 J
Ribbed worsted union suits
for children ; 75c values go
Vflonday till 12 o clock
The new Fall shapes in men's
75c four-in-hand neckties, half
price Monday morn
These prices until Monday
noon; 4c papers; three good
per roll Q
8c papers; two snappy styles;
per roll 4C
Handsome winter coats of Du
vetyne, B o u c 1 e, Chinchilla
Plush and Caracul; all $29.50
values; Monday till noon
TENNIS NIGHT GOWNS
Women's tennis flannel night
gowns; seveial styles; very
pretty garments; always $1.38;
at half ,
All the better light, medium
and dark shades. "Seco," as
you know, is always 25c ; Mon
day until 12 1 Oi
o'clock, per yd. . 1Z2C
We will sell until noon Mon
day, yard-wide black taffeta
iilk, $1.00 value,
Big range of patterns to choose
from ; regular price $4.00 ; Mon
All dress goods remnants in
cluding the reason's best fab
ric ;till noon Monday
Also some cloth ones from the
famous $19.50 line. As you all
know the values at $19.50,
you'll grab quick
50c at half price
A NEW NOVEL
The raciest cf the new books
just out, "Blister Jones," price
$1.20: Monday till
noon at half . . .
The $1.00 quality of women's
Cape street gloves at half Mon
day morning, Cfl-
per pair .......... .3vJC
Fine ribbed lisle hose for
misses and children; 25c val
ues; Monday till 1 Or
noon, per pair ... 1 CtlQ,
Choice of three large solid oak
China cabinets, Early English
finish; $27.00 value; until noon
day . . $13.50
Extra large size, warm cotton
blankets ; gray, tan or white,
with pink and blue borders;
$2.25 values ; till noon Mon
Floyd E. Thompson, representing the
defendants, if he (the judge) knew any-ting,-
whereupon the dignified person
ze answered "No." The cotirt room
scene was the finish of the evening of
fun and was a fitting ending for the
stunt. Although pulled off on the spur
of the moment, the mock court could
not have been made more of a success
had it been rehearsed for weeks.
The costumes of the rubes were all
very realisUc. Nearly every one '&s
different from any other one, and it
would have been difficult to choose the
best. Old men danced with younger
ones, and many lifted a few years off
their shoulders as a result of being
present at the frolic.
There were bo many remarkable
make-ups that it would be impossible
to discriminate on the merits, but If a
prize had been offered for the most
perfect disguise, Julius Krell of Dav
enport would probably have von It, al
though crowding him closely for the'
honor would have been H. S. Cale, H.
F. Mollenkof. W. H. Toal, J. B. Bas
sett, Harry Kramer, Ed Snider, E. J.
Stackhouse, F. K. Rhoads, A. U Bru
ner and M. C. Rice. Others who look
ed hi appropriateness to the occasion
were Dr. R. M. Pearce, Dr. E. M. Sala,
W. B. Mclniyre. J. W. Welch, Floyd
E. Thompson. W. A. RoBenfield, C. D.
Rosenfield, H. D. Mack. C. A.- Schoes
sel. Herbert Copp, M. L. Henderson,
J. R. Tuckls, A. Huesing, W. A. Schaef-
fer, Ixo Larkin, Allea D. Welch. Frank
North. C. E. Sharpe, Gu Tegeler,
James Maucker. Ijeon Mitchell, Fred
Mitchell. Among those deserving
especial mention are the following:
J. J. Taxman, Augrfst Lamp, H. H.
Cleaveland. M. H. Sexton, Walter
Young, William McEniry, Fred Burgh,
B. D. Connelly. Harry B. Simmon,
Hugh Ralston. John Schwecke, A. J.
Lindstrom, Robert Bennett. Dr. Ralph
Dart, M. S. Carlson, Otto Priester, M.
Taxman and Dr. O, M. Myers.
Two were attired In the clothes of
the feminine "sex. They were C. W.
Teacher and A. S. Bruner. Both were
the object of much mirth. Ed Snider,
as "Get-Rlch-Quirk Wallingford," was
The Judges of the track events were
Harry Welch and M. H. Sexton, while
Allen D. Welch officiated as starter.
W. B. Mclntyre had charge of the
The club entertainment committee,
to whose efforts was due the success
of the affair, is composed of J. M. Col
ligan. Dr. R. M. Pearce, J. R. Tuckis,
Ii. W. Crawford and B. D. Lamont.
HOLDUP MEN ROB
AND STAB VICTIM
Jim Michaels Found in Alley
Badly Wounded Assail
Jim Michaels, aged 35, Is lying in St.
Anthony's hospital in a critical condi
tion as the result of knife wounds in
flicted by holdup men, who attacked
him early this morning in an alley
near Twenty-first street, between
Fourth and Fifth avenues. Michaels
-was stabbed over the heart, the blade
penetrating one lung, and in a'ddition
he was slashed across the right side
of the neck, the wound being som
three inches in length but not very
deep. The police are working on the
case, but thus far have made no ar
According to the story told by
Michaels, who is a stranger here, he
was walking through the alley when
he was suddenly attacked from the
rear. He was knocked down, stabbed
and robbed, a considerable sum of
money being taken. When the police
were called they found the injured
man's coat lying near him together
with a small knife, the blade of which
was blood stained. In a barn, just
opposite, was found the man's hat and
blood stains there indicated a strug
gle. The police do- not place iflucb cred
ence in the man's story of having been
robbed. It was reported that thre
Mexicans were seen in that vicinity a
short time after the stabbing affray,
but whether or not they ?re connect
ed with the affair has not been deter
Continuous Sunday from 1 p. m.
to 11 p. m.
THE THIRD DEGREE
Sensational Film in three parts
"Two Man and a Mule"
"Doctor's Sacrifice" (Gaumont)
"R. Sweeney's. Defeat"
Two shows for the price of one
Two Machines Two Operators
. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Swanson and
children were Galesburg visitors Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Alstrand are the
parents of a daughter, born Monday.
Miss Minnie Struss of Hampton
visited Saturday and Sunday at Mrs.
Miles Keel's home, returning home
Sixty friends of Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Peterson came with well-filled bas
kets Saturday and reminded them that
they had ben married 25 years. Mr.
and Mrs. Peterson were presented a
dozen solid silver spoons and a well
filled purse of money.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson and
sons visited Sunday and Monday with
relatives in Galesburg.
Ralph Duesenberry, Earl Peterson
and Will Bothwell went to Madison,
Wis., Thursday to attend a big football
game and spend a 'few . days with
Sidney Conover, who is attending col
lege at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Nevin Johnson, Chris
tian Johnson and mother left Wednes
day for Warren, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Jordan left
Monday for Montezuma, Iowa, to visit
; their brother, Edwin.
Mr. and Mrs. David Larson and chil
fdren have moved to Rock Island,
j Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yellerstradt of
Moline visited the flrat of the week
' with Messrs. Beckmen.
I Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ferguson are
j visiting w ith Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nor
jris at Kirksville. Mo.
Mrs. A. J. Fields of Moline is epend
ing this week with her sister, Mrs.
I Ella Rutledge.
Miss Louise Smith of Los Angeles,
CaU is visiting Mrs. Eliza McCahoa.
Miss Smith is enroute home front a
visit in Scotland, Ireland and England.
Frank McEwen of St. Joseph was
in Orion Tuesday.
D. C. Keleher is on. a trip through
' New York Captain John Albert
Fish, a member of the New York
Yacht club and formerly a civil en
gineer with the British army during
the Boer war, was arraigned in the
federal court, charged with having
burned the yacht Santa In Edgartown
harbor, Massachusetts, to collect $13,
Steamer Helen Blair.
Last excursion of the season on
steamer Helen Blair, Sunday, Nov. 'i.
leaves 2:30 p. in., returns 5:30 p. m.
WE MAINTAIN DAILY DE
LIVERY SERVICE IN ROCK
Your Laundry Work
Is Vital to
People used to overlook poorly shaped collars
everybody had to put up with them for it
was impossible to shape them right with the
old fashioned machines.
Such poor laundry work is no longer excused.
Modern methods such as we use means per
fectly moulded collars and everybody knows
that there is no excuse for wearing anything
your laundry does not mould your collars
to a smooth, perfect shape it's time tosend
your work here.