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UCDHPR FAIR IS
IJJLMUt-ii i mil iu
BROUGHT TO END
IN BLAZE GLORY
Plans Already Being: Made for
Extensions for Next
LIGHTS AND WATER NEEDED
Races on Closing Day Marked by
Warm Contests. Everybody Be
tfiq Out for Money.
THE KOCK ISL.AXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1914.
fP-lal to The Arg'us.)
A!edo. Sept. 10. The Mercer coun
ty fr came to a close yesterday In a
blaxe of glory for every one connected
with the management The crowd was
tie larpest ever entertained by the as
sociation on Friday, as for several
rears rat the Friday of fair week
tas either koa raining or too cold for
the reoPle tJ aSU"n,i-
One entire wing of central hall was
given over to the seed corn exhibit,
which Professor O. D. Fisher of the
University cf Illinois rronounced the
best collection cf seed corn he had
ever seen at a county fair. Profes
sor Fisher lectured in tho morning up
33 the proper method of growing corn
iad the proper manner in which to
prepare the soi!.
The inasasement expected a very
nnaU display of fresh and canned
n:ta because of the reported scarcity
of ail tinds of fruit, but when the
tine came to p'.ace the exhibits. It was
found that this department was full
isd running over.
Art Department Grows.
The art department was originally
planned for the benefit of local ex-!
hibuors, DUI i.se uih inner ucjmrr
ments cf this great fair, has grown
unU It now boasts cf exhibits from
many states of the union. Each piece
of work Is expressed direct to the sup
erintendent of th'-s department, who
nnst personally see to the unpacking,
pltcicg and repacking for the return
siipaeni. The section set aside for
art ceed'.e work had a larger number
5re pieces of work than ever before.
This is a department that the Aledo
peep!? rcav fel jusily proud of.
KiJdee & oris cf Joy had the great-1 trot
st shoinc cf draft horses on the
grounds. This firm breeds only Eng
lish shires. They have Just shown at
the Iowa state fa:r and won a blue rib
bon in every class la which they
Here they showed In every class to
which they were eligible and w-on a
blue ar.d red ribbon in every one.
From A'edo they expect to go to
Spr'.ne't'.d. wher th-y will show at
the Illinois state fair and they expect
the &in:e sj;ce. 9 that has been theirs
all this year. The younger member of
the f-rm la but IS years of age, but
he superintends the breeding and
showitr of these wonderful horses,
ilarkey liros. and Robert Waite each
th&red somt very fine draft horses
i;h which they have won premiums
are goir.? on to the state fair to
bona since he has gotten away from,
and has not had to show against the
famous Belle Reach. Patrick could
not beat her. but he is next to her and
the undisputed second best show horse
in the United States.
To Have Night Show.
Already the fair officials are discus
sing the Installation of electric lights
for next year and have an evening
program. This undoubtedly will go
through, due to the financial success
of the present fair. Lights will be
strung all over the grounds and the
place put in first class shape for the
evening shows. Next year will prob
ably witness a horse show, fireworks
and vaudeville program.
Plans for next year call for the pip
ing of city water to the fair grounds.
The lack of water this year was keenly
felt. Thursday the wells went drv
early and soon it was practically In.
possible to obtain anything to drink
but fancy drinks. YesterdaV water
was being hauled fn from outside to
even partially accommodate the de
mand. Restaurant men were driven to
distraction to find sufficient water to
even wash dishes.
The city water plant broke down
Thursday afternoon and consequently
the entire town went dry and with
Out for the Money.
Friday was get-away-day and every'
one was out to win all the money he
could in any manner. The 19 pace was
the first race of the day and was what
horse men term a horse killer. Two
of the best pacers that have raced this
year went out of commission in this
Under a whipping finish Kellarville
Kid took the first heat from Ansll and
beat Little George the same way In the
second. It looked like the Kid would
head the summary in three heats, but
as they were heading Into the stretch
for the third mile, something went
wrong and Kid went down in a heap.
He had lost all use of his hind legs for
a short time. This is the first time
he has been beaten this year. In the
fourth heat Ansll went to a bad break
at the end of the first half and broKe
his right ankle. The remaining heat
was easy for Little George, Lena D.,
second, and La Myrletta, third.
The same three horses started In the
free-for-all pace that were In the "11
pace of Wednesday. Dock v. was an
easy second to Society Leader the first
two heats, and tried to win the third,
but did not have quite brush enough to
Hazel Boy was the favorite in the 2
as he had cot been headed this
ORA HEATH HURT
IN AUTO MISHAP
Taylor Ridge Man Pinned Under
Car Which Upset
IS INTERNALLY INJURED
Mrs. Heath and Mn. Charles Dunlap,
Other Occupants, Fall Clear of
Machine and Escape.
year. Charley U. was working nicely
and never had to extend himself, and
Roy T. slipped through, getting two
seconds and forcing Hazel Coy to' take
The consolation trot was an added
attraction. Three Rock Ifc'and horses
started, two oT which got In the mon
ey. It was the most hotly contested
race of the day. Judge Hooker looked
like a sure winner the second heat,
but was beaten by Howell Just before
the wire. Frank Curry has the most
lkely looking green trotter racing in
his horse, Lyle Fifer.
After several bad breaks and false
starts the gallopers were sect away.
It was anyone's race from start to fin
ish with four horses running neck and
neck. John Morris showed a burst of
! speed just before the wire and won by
aid more ribbons to their collection.
Largest Hog In World.
Cox & Son had the greatest show In
the Eir.e house. They showed along)
lia taeir other animals, wftat s
claimed to be the largest hog in the
world that is able to walk. It Is said
be has weigh-! 1100 pound3. Mr. Cox
Las refused t!,r,t,0 for him.
Acoc? the a!! purpose horses, the
renowned beauty, Axtein, was beaten
by Prairie Game, an Aledo owned
horse. There wa.3 a great deal of com
nent on this decision.
V.r. and Mrs. Fred Ward of Rock Is
lazl were here with their string of
high school horses and jumpers. They
stored the horbe3 for prizes and also
put on aa entertainment between
teats of the ra-es. Mrs. Ward's fam-c-is
horse, Patrick, won two blue rib-
a nose. The summary:
2:19 Pace, Purse, $300.
Ansll, b. e., M. M. Draper,
! Xew Bedford. Ill 2 3 3 dls
Kellerville Kid, b..g.. G.
T. Chandler, Macomb,
I1L 1 1 dls
Little Ceo., b. h, C. E.
Brent. Smithshlre, ill.. 4 2 111
La Myretta. s, F. B. Mc-
Cullom. Rock Island ..5 5 4 3 3
Leon a d, b. ci., E.
Fredhoff, Sterling. 111.. 3 4 2 2 2
Free-for-AII Pace, Purse, $400.
Society Leader, br. h.. Tim
Smith. Agent. Galesburg, 111.1 1 1
Dock V.. blk. s.. Chas. Kelly,
West Liberty, Iowa 2 2 2
The Bankrupt, b. g., Samuel
Harris, Plymouth. Ill 3 3 3
of Rock Island, Illinois
The Bank With the Clock
Ora Heath, the well known Taylor
Ridge blacksmith, was Internally in
jured, possibly seriously, and his wife
and Mrs. Charles Dunlap, wife of Dep
uty Sheriff Dunlap, were bruised and
scratched when an automobile, owned
and driven by Mr. Heath, tipped on
its side in a ditch on Turkey Hollow
hill, five miles southwest of Milan at 6
o'clock last evening.
Mr. Heath was pinned beneath the
machine, but the ladles w-ere thrown
clear of the car. He was unconscious
for about one-half hour following the
The party had spent the day in
Rock Island. They departed late in
the afternoon for Taylor Ridge. As
they were ascending the hill the en
gine stopped and the car started back
ing down the incline, the brake falling
to hold. As. it reversed it turned to
the side, plunged over Into a ditch
and turned on its side.
Mr. Heath fell beneath the machine.
The ladles ran for assistance and a
farmer residing nearby came to the
scene and pulled the injured man from
beneath the car.
Mr. Heath was still unconscious and
Dr. Allan Miller, of Edgington, was
called to attend him. Later Mr. Heath
was taken to his home.
Today be complains of a pain In
his side. He sustained internal in
juries, but the exact seriousness of
the case could not be determined by
the doctor. It was at first thought
that several of his ribs were broken,
but a subsequent examination proveu
that they had not been fractured.
The Turkey Hollow hill is a steep
clay incline. The recent rains wash
ed out a number of ruts some eight
to 10 Inches in depth, which made
travel on the hill very difficult.
Time 2:14V4. 2:15V4; 2:llVi.
Consolation Trot, Purse, $300,
Howell, b. g., James Barton,
Wyoming, 111 1
Pay Bank. s. b., O. D. Harris,
Plymouth. Ill 5
Sweet Solo, blk. m., Samuel
Harris. Plymouth, III. 7
Lyle Fifer. b. g.. Frank Curry.
Milan, 111 2
Dick Colbert, ch. s.. J. B.
Lwing. Blandinsville. III. ...3
Judge Hooper, g. g., F. B. Mc-
Cullom, Rock Island 6
The Striver. Andy Brady 4
Time 2:22U: 2:2414; 2:24i.
2:22 Trot, Purse, $300.
Roy T., b. g., D. C. Smith, Knox
City. Mo 3
Charley G.. g. g.. D. W. Smith.
Tiskilwa, 111 1
Hazel Boy. J. A. Donnelly, Iowa
City. Iowa 2
Time 2:17,4. 2:174. 2:19V4
5 Furlong Dash, Purse $75.
Dora Belle, b. m J. C. Davis, Mon
mouth, ill 4
B. F. Jones, b. s.. W. F. Jones,
Galesburg. Ill 2
Winnie Oisermer, b. m., E. W.
Hackleroy, Marmon. Ill 3
John Morris, b. g., M. Flovie, Keo
kuk, Iowa 1
more worthy of support. The other
members of the managing board of
the horse show are J. K. Hopkins of
Princeton and J. 1L Aradden of Men
dota. To Stage Novel Contest.
In connection wjh the horse show
a broad sword contest will be given
each evening. Two teams of six men
each, both composed of skilled riders,
will compete. The men will be arnic
ed with broadswords and will attempt
to cut the long plumes from each
other's head. The last man having a
plume Is the winner.
J. T. Montgomery, president of the
board, together with state pure' food
authorities, has made special plans to
keep the grounds in a sanitary condi
tion and to protect all visitors. Act
ing on recommendation of Dr. T. St.
Claire Drake, secretary of the state
board of health, all wells but two were
closed at the fair yesterday because of
The state board c health, the state
pure food department and the nxedlcal
inspection board are cooperating in
the sanitary work. Dr. H. C. Blank
meyer, sanitary inspector, has noti
fied all lunch stands at the fair
grounds that the sale of impure food
will result in the closing of the stands.
DURING THE WEEK
Evangelist 'CVray Continues to
Meet With Success in
STATE FAIR HAS
Opening Day Crowds Set New
Mark for Annual Illi
At the close of the first week of re
vival services at the Fifteenth Avenue
Christian church, Rev. C. L. Stauffer,
pastor, 14 converts have been made
and received as members of the
church. Evangelist B. L. Wray Is as
isting the pastor in the services and
large numbers are attracted to the
church every evening. No services
will be held this evening, but meet
ings will continue through next week.
The sermon theme tomorrow morning
will be "Prayer and in the evening
the subject will be "The Rich FocS."
The evangelist last evening spoke on
the subject of "The Conversion of
Zacchaeus," fn which he said:
"Someone has said that if a thou
sandth part of all the things that have
been said about Jesus, is true then it
is worth while for any man to do as
Zacchaeus did, namely, "To seek to see
Jesus who he was."
Why Zacchaeus sought to see Jesus
may be a matter of conjecture; per
haps of idle curiosity, perhaps on ac
count of the fame of Jesus; maybe
on account of real faith on his part.
A desire for better life. But what
ever that prompted him to see Jesus
it resulted in his conversion, for Jesus
said, today is salvation coma to this
"So will Jesus come into any house.
into any heart, into any life, if we
seek to know Jesus; if we make
haste and come down out of Eelf; if
wo receive him; if we make proper
IN EVERY ROOM
Light-giving lamps arc just as important
as light giving windows. More so, in fact
daylight is free you have to pay for
Electric Light. You can have the pure,
brilliant light of Bryan-Marsh Mazda
Lamps in every room without increasing
your light bill. - v - - l -
Bryan-Marsh Mazda Lamps
These lamps give three times as much
light as carbon lamps at same cost for cur
rent. Discount on carton of five. - - -
Peoples Power Co.
OF COUNTRY LIFE
Practical Talks Heard by Those
"I would like to lead a tranquil ex
istence." said the troubled man of affairs.
"About how tranquil." asked his
hard worked secretary.
The other thought a moment. "Oh
he answered, "about as tranquif a life
as a germ leads on a $1,000 bill."
New Fire and Burglar Proof
Every Box New. The Best
Obtainable. Price, $2.50
per year and upward
Also Storage Vault for Fam
ily Silver and Valuables
Banking In All Its Branches
PHIL MITCHELL .
I. S. WHITK
hit G. L. EVSTER
It. Ji. COXNELLV
J. If. GUVER
H. C. HAKTZ
1'HIL MITCHELL, President
I. B WHITE. Vice-President
K T. ANDERSON. Cat hl. r
C. K. CHAX.N'OX, Aeaitt. Cashier
EXHIBITS ARE IN PLACE
Horae Display at Coliseum Next Mon
day Evening Will Be One of
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
Joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been
in bed for six weeks and had eight
physicians, but received no benefit
until sho tried Dr. Detchon's Relief
for Rheumatism. It gave immediate
relief and she was able to walk in
three days. I am Bure it saved her
fife." Sold by Otton Gratjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue, Rock Island, and Gust
Schlegel & Son, 220 Second Btreet,
The things that never happen are
often as much realties to us In their
effects as those that are accomplished.
Springfield. III., Sept 19. Attend
ance records for the opening day of
the Illinois state fair were broken yes
terday when many thousands of peo
ple visited the exposition to witness
the automobile races, which began at
2 o'clock. The exhibits were only par
tially completed, but the reputation of
the automobile speed kings was suffi
cient to fill the grand stands and pack
the race course. The exhibits today
are practically completed.
Fearing that the great speed which
the drivers will show might cause
some of the cars to go through he
fences at the turns, state fair officials
had heavy wires stretched 100 feet
back from the track at the turns and
a special guard of policemen will keep
back the crowds at the dangerous
Horse Show Monday NlglrL
The night horse show which opens
Monday night at the Coliseum will
be one of the big features of this
year's exposition. IJ. 11. Helde of Chi
cago, one of the cattle superintendents
and a prominent horseman. Is one of
the horse show cOmmlltea, Mr. Helde
has Just completed a circuit of fairs
and horae shows and in commenting
on the local one said:
"From the list of entries the state
fair horse show will be the best of the
year. One seldom 6ces guc-h a gather
ing of high breed liorFes. io lair ua ,
had a more splendid showing or is I
GOOD RESULTS EXPECTED
Cooperation the Keynote in Success
ful Efforts to Make Farm
' Crlup, fender Graham IVafers
wllh delicious Sugar Wafer
A confection A whole
some food A delightful
combination of both.
YOfLL UK KSTHLSIASTIC
AUOIT NOKMAMUr But be
sore to ask fur I'UESCE.M or
VMACARO.M 4 CRACKER CO.
Consolidation of rural schools, es
tabliehment of high schools, teaching
the problems practical on the farm,
keeping the boys and girls of the
farm at home, and attending the rural
consolidated school until 18 years of
age, the upbuilding of the rural com
munity life, the country church, co
operation of farm work, creameries
and buying and selling on the farm
were the important subjects discussed
at the conference on country life at
the Presbyterian church at Sterling,
conducted under the auspices of the
Rock River conference of the Metho
dist church and the Rock River pres
bytery of the Presbyterian church.
About 50 pastors and laymen at
tended the opening session yesterday
morning and at the closing session
last evening the church was filled with
an interested audience. Thoughts ad
vanced were not theoretical, but prac
tical and results are looked for.
Leaders Are Present.
For this conference there were not
ed speakers: B. C. Iliff, the dairy
commissioner for the state of Iowa;
a representative oi tne Illinois Doara
of health; Dr. W. H. Wilson of New
York, chairman of the national com
mittee on country life of the Presby
terian church, and others who are giv
ing their time and service to the
betterment of country life. -
Dr. Wilson referred to the decline
of the country church speaking gener
ally, showing that there were thou
sands of churches nof In use through
out the land, referring especially to
Illinois, Ohio and also conditions In
the south. He deplored these condi
tions, and this was one of the prob
lems that the conference is attempting
to solve. With this problem came the
problems of building up the commu
nity, through the general cooperation
of the people, in confolldated Schools,
cooperation, and general advancement.
In his talk Dr. Wilson showed the
growth of the city churches and at
tendance In 10 years, that It was far
greater than the country. That the
number of Idle churches In the coun
try Increased and sought a reason for
these conditions. He stated that he
never deplored the fall of religion, or
that it would become extinct, but be
lieved in the general advancement of
Speaks of Cooperation.
A feature of the conference was
I the address by B. C. Iliff on "Farm
Cooperation." In his address he paid
particular attention to dairying. He
spoke of the practical results of co
operation in dairying and from this he
went Into other lines, which seemed
to bring out the points that were de
sired by the leaders of the conference.
From cooperation of dairying, or how
to organize cooperative creameries, led
to discussion to the plans for the de
velopment of the community center
in rural districts, the consolidated
Bchool, teaching practical problems for
the farm and keeping the boy and the
girl on the farm
The general thought was advanced
that the consolidated school- should be
managed entirely by the farmer, that
it was the farmers' business, and as
the community advanced the things
necessary for the community could be
added. That these schools should
teach such things that go to make the
community better, improve crop con
ditions, crop productions. That the
homes should be made more cheerful,
and farther the thought was advanced
that after all the farmer is the person
to be taught many problems. That he
should be rated with the banker and
the business man.
QUINCY RESERVES TO
HAVE A TORPEDO BOAT
The Quincy division of Illinois Naval
Reserves Is to have a torpedo boat to
use for training purposes. The Som-
ers is now on the way up from New
Orleans. She is 149 feet, six inches in
length, 17 feet, six inches beam and
has a displacement of five feet ten
inches in salt water. She carries An
armament of two one pounders and
two 21 inch torpedo tubes. Her regula
tion crew consists of two officers and
The executive council of the Mod
ern Woodmen of America adjourned
its September meeting yesterday aft
ernoon. Only the routine business was
transacted. The number of claims paid
was 517, aggregating ?817,537.75.
ASH DOWN AGAIN HEADS
FARMERS' PICNIC ASS'N.
The Farmers' Picnic association has
organized for another year. The direc
tors chosen are: W. H. Ashdown, S.
L. Woodburn, Ed Sallows, William
Winterfelt, Wl H. Groh. The directors
elected the following officers:
President W. H. Ashdown.
Treasurer William Winterfelt.
Secretary W. H. Groh.
The president has appointed John
Fife and Ed Sallows a committee on
grounds for next year.
Plan on This for Sunday.
A trip on the steamer Helen Blair
through Slollne locks to Hampton.
Leaves at 2:30 p. m. Returns at C:30.
35 cents round trip.
Our Modern Method
Of Washing and Sterilizing
Has Met With Instant Approval
" Every day we receive inquiries concerning thi3 new
system, that does not require removing the feathers from
the tick, and every day our wagons are bringing in Pil
lows to be washed. ,
The results are indeed gratifying. The original l!fo
of the feathers is restored, they are thoroughly cleaned
and sterilized, none are broken, and you are pcrftive of
getting back your own feathers as good as new.
During the fall house cleaning seed us your Pil
lows. It is as necessary that they be washed occasionally
as the sheets and Pillow cases. Our method is the best,
and our charge for a Piilow of ordinary size is only 50 c.
Send us your Blankets too if
you wish them properly washed.
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