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FRIDAY, FElilttJA iY o,l?nr
i . ....Intinn Tlin.
The imprcvemeni assuli..
ner at the Harper.
. . .h. vmiive
nai ai nii ."
Hoard in Hnor ot the Cn.l.
r h Unk "h.-h
Tte completion of the Rock Who 1 vi-
...,! in arHtial WH7
lu . r ..,1. .TUnrl
U-r theausticesot men"
T...,,o, in. nt Hl-SiC-iH'" U
Harper Imuse las, event! g
while brMMv"""- "
nines, of the assooian-'n o Re
iver tbe compU lion r n,:- f..-
, . i, ,,i-,. t;-j three ciltes.
the data wbicn uni
i , o ,1 rv " L' iscciin.n'u uo
was aiau iiu''" '
f Ri.ck Island
.r tl. i til t-r in
i,.r W(..e ii utciioa lie worn
has been o.m.P c e
,l at.d also tin oocn-
i. n to S
i ii it cu'.ir'i-ie- to i he tm-i-r:.,ns
in Hit sisvr cities of
r, H "
! . ,i Pavenpol, who j mo with us
tht i ft :t over
in ire t'ri1"" ""u
f,i0c'f5 '' this ur-ht i r.ii 'Ct.
TitE BANQUET HALL.
Tr whs CXKCtW 10 O'clockwhlO
hurt er-e dining hull were thrown open to
the rufsrs. who had been entt named
...i M . . I.- ,lw. ,-,ni ion invitation
m m i"ie in '-i "
ac.i I'lUCT cuii'fio' itw " --
-i f ilin nccnrut inn.
iKcrit and others o the
HDc'mti. u, who had proffered their ser-vic-s
to do the table honors had bcea
bu-y arranging Uie tab'--. The up
(tHMiire f the tr.llianily illuminated
t-.ll to'd for the work or. w.ibu ttuui-
kid, littler the direction of S. S. Davis,
Prnprie'or Montrose, Chief Clttk Wilier- I
Mr, rrd Michael O'CoDcer, the Utter the i
V'U l... u .'iiLi'ti i
nil t me stewnril of the house, who
hi! kindly consented to assist on the oc-
' !'. To the dffioTatirn commtlte :
UT.'t te 1 ;h!.e is u v; uovtiuty i i-c i
b: it.t f-ici? of the t-t'jlcj, hut in the wl
- l.. . 1 f.- t
l.'uf of wai U w it tn iai- t
i nr:o n on the south wtll bic't of
,'! il honor, (in 1 r-'iicved by a
v ..t ti c-c , 1 ;ue,i w in a tarsje
t t.-.irr.fcy. TuU jiiintini; shoved a
'.:.!ri, A-sn of tU ;v;i ! i -t s".;a
i'o'a- aid vi hi. les tr tversi n $ nb )vj
i. r.','.. mntin it a'l wis a rer"fiei
s of I'n'-le Sim j lining tares ftir
vrtnuves of k M11 1. M lime
iv;nporr. This wnI; w is d -i,'ned
vii.M'iGj.iti l. S i la itr oi 'u ;
.'i ti Ci'mmittee, r.ni ptin'.e! ly F.
,r...y, of Molina. O i thy side w.u's
: -;i- t.-tive!v,the ovs o.' urms of t':e
r h ir. an 1 engineer d.:pittrnents of
he :' L"i'. -.r iirmy. Tae tables, five in
a mV :, i iv: runninu f.ioni; the s'mth
f.c! f. r tl.r i::irs.;8 of hoc or and fourtx
:-t. the tutir.) k-ny'h of tin room,
i . i!y in their ora im ettation of
'. i . smilax spotless linen and silver,
!.'!. fi .r inim'-nae candtlabra brilliantly
'li!i J, produced a corgi'ous effect on
TUB TAht.E OK ITONOR,
t ir v Li h President Jackson of the Rock
' 1'i.pr.iTiment association presidt d
r. fir. liose richt sat President W. C
Rvi.ri 't ( f the Moline Biisint's nsfoci'i-
n. nn! en the lift Set r.-tary II. T. Dtni
' ' the Davenport Eusiniss asocia
' The others assigned to this tr.ble
'.i t finli r of their places were: Capt.
Lyon, acting commanl mt at
litk I-i .ud arsenal; Judge C. M. VV'ater
Jtir., i I,.ver.por!; Hon W. F.Crawford,
Walter Johnson editor of the
ii I mid Un:on, Rev. R. F. Sweet, B.
T iirti.ast nianuping edi'or of the
Vi : ; rt Dtm('crtt,1 J. W. Poller editor
ti.; Ilci k Ihind Arols, lion George
Viit'.n. of Molint: Mavor William
5-(' : .( !,ie. Dr S. C. Plua nicr, Oliver
' n Mtyor Ilenry Carse, Msi. Alex
lli:-U! r ie f.f ihp cno nPf-T rtirnc Curit
L. V. httltr, of Sliian; P S. Mf GlfDn,
;: " ii' tic Moline Diapa'ch; Judge J.
(i ti.r,, f Hocmoulh.;" Rev. F. W.
M-rr-;:. litv. W. S. Marquis, C. H.
f Moline; lion. W. H. Gest,
V J. Grealisb, of the arsenal;
1-'.U'. .,. T Thomnson of the arapnul
the.r guests accompanied by mem-
J;rs of the Rock Island association occus
:it"i sertts hbout the other tables while a
i-jE.ntr nf members cf the Improvement
--'uUif,n did the table honors, the list
lf tLoje present inclutlin":
.1 B Oakleaf
J K Groom
A E Lyfortl
W 1 O.ney
W ( Eastman
11 C Keaior
W E Stevens ,
I. W Bnsh
G W Vinton
C II Keens
M Y Cady
W I) Kulp
G B BaiUy
James K Lard ner
John L Mason -W
Joe K Lane
A J Presto j
B C Wood
J E CalkiLs
' Y. i-
I II .u-v
J . mt,.,,.
" 1- & i-i!mure
. ; h-ti mill
i4r'"- r rancis
r. " i':-.T'
M J Earal
A P Doe
C C Smilli
E S Uom-natt
Joe L Hehsrt
F W Smith
H M Beuley
C T Darling
J B Meyer
A B Brady
-X I. iv 7
, ,v 't'-'raian
O W Durham
J II Southwell
G Q Craig
T J Kooinnon
A K Fleming
Wi 1 K Johnson
II DM ct
C H I'hamberlin
II C t'leavt-land
John J G enu
Wil tarn Jackson
E U Frazer
W A Thompson
T J .Medi!l Jr
J T 'l'homppou
l E Noft!ker
St wall UcMiila
J M Buford
K K Hweet
H r Knox
.1 B Zimmt-r
t; Ii EvrttT
f W Netiif
lluirfi v Kalnfn
fharlf - T Illailt 1
M J Mnrphv
F W Mt mil
J J LaVelte
W S Kt owlton
E oward Wel)
I hot Bowlly
V.' 8 Knowlio
I I. Wheeler
A A Joanaon
t harlea McHugh
I aniel Corken
- ustav Stengel
V t Ganser
C C Mclmire
Frank it Young
C A Kose
h l Folfom
1 reri A Head
Tt rank S Brough
1 rank artiu
J W Poller
li P fii!llpon
A H M ..'Candless
! W Lyon
C li Leinmon
1 tiarlea C Hodges
J iliuit Brandenburg
J K Sweeney
h J Keaior
V F 'rawford
A a Wilwn
M ris Koenfleld
A I Hileini,'
Claries Om b11
J M Bar h
J B Hamilton
S W H.-arle
.1 VI Montgomery
K II Giier
G W I'aih
I. K Wet
"M chf lu'Ctnnor
Wil i:im Mc'onoeliie
W II K. ck
W A I'MUl
li S PnrmeEter
Taking their places
AT THE TABLES
all stood while llev. W. S. Marquis in
response to President Jackson's invita
tion invoked divine blessing. An hour
and a ha f was then was devoted to di;
cursing the following:
With what appet te vou have.-'
Kaw Blue Points Celery
"An Oyster may be crossed in love."
I!"t 'Kscalloped insturs Sandwiches
"Why then the worl l's mine oyster.
Which I with bwoiJ w:llopeii "
Colli Turkey Ham Chicken Tonirou
And k.nl have m;-i.t, nt least once a day,'"
Friiriil Koinau Pnnch
ft hen tlion art to Home, iio ii" the Romans do."
Nondescript Chicken au Mayonnaise
"(lets him to rest, cramme.l with distressful
t;Weet Ice Cream, Cake Oranpes, Crape's,
.,?!''"' . Xu s- ,
"W here sweets comnapted He '
Coffee C yars
ORATORY LET LOOSE .
It was 11:25 when 1 oastuiastcr Jdck-
son rijipeu tor orutr ana set tue or&ioricai
ball to rolling He gave the invited guests
., c i. j
J understand that ihe iiock Island associ-
ation esteemed it an honor to entertain
their brethren of Davenport and Moline.
iio was i&il so my had come ana
hupt d thit all wouhl tr jiy themselves.
The "crasioa was onu which would be
d ffi :u!t to duplicate cq the Mississippi
whertj three cities are so happily jiined
as are Davenport, Roc Island and Mo
line. With the opening f.f the viaduct
Mr Jackson suid, we rr iht fittingly cel
ebrate another tvent o! great importance,
e-pociallv to Rock Island the operation
of the filter plant. la a few days our
c ::z;cs can usr.bke cf wattr, divested of
aii iuipurities.tbanks to that public-spirit
td c'u:zen.the;ll5n Ben T.Cable. Holdirg
a olstul tit filtered witer in his hand
which he r'.ftned to asGous greatest
gilt to mankind. M'. Jackson asked
the assemblage to driiktoMr. Cabla'a
health, which was done.
'II AIL COLUMBIA! ' CA1T W C BENNETT.
Iii response to this toast Capt. W. C.
Bennett, president of :be Molir.c Busi
ness Men's association, made a felicitous,
but tht nghtfus reply. He objected to
the toastmuster bandiceppiDg tim by an-
nounc'ag that the toastf. had been pre
pared for the occasion. He was a busi
ness man and handn't t me to prepare a
speech. The erection ( f the viaduct was
an event cf much significance to the
three ci'its, but there were other matters
which demanded the attention of the
business men of tie t'.iree cities. The
Loiding of the treat Ctlumbian exposi
timi at Chicago this yeer would mark an
epoch in the history o.' the United States.
The manufacturers of the entire world
would be attracted to the fair, and as
they would not care to tay in Chicago
all the time be thought 4 series of rail
way excursions should be inaugurated to
bring those men to the t: i-cities and show
tbem cur natural and acquired advan
tages for manufacturing purposes. The
manufacturers cf the east are continu
ally looking up locations further west,
and there is no place belter adapted for
their requirements than the tri-cities.
The arsenal was another project which
should be given more attention by the
people generally. Heretofore the con
gressmen of the Divenport and Rock Isl
and districts have been tbe only ones to
interest themselves in securing appropri
ations for this great national institution.
Capt. Bennett took it to be the duty ot
every congressman from the west and
northwest to interest hin.self in tbe up
building of the arsenal, which incident
ally would be a great advantage to this
"GREAT GUNS" CAPT. M W. LYON.
In announcing the next toast Mr. Jack
son stated that in his acceptance of the
invitation to make response to this toast
Capt. Lyon had said that he would be
obliged to read his address as otherwise
be might find his guns spiked. As Capt.
Lyon roBe to reply to the toast be was
greeted by a tremendous ovation, the
spontaneity andenthusiat mof which caus
ing as it did, the hall to ring for many
seconds with the hearty greeting, told in
a manner which words could not have
expressed, the regard in which the popu
lar officer is held in the three cities with
which he has been offlcia ly and socially
thrown in contact. To t ay that he at
once became the "Lyon of the occasion
night be pardoned as a proper way of ex
pressing ii, while every mention of his
name thereafter throughout the evening
was greeted with similar expressions.
No officer who has ever been stationed at
the arsenal has been the recipient of go
magnificent a tribute.
Capt. L.yon'8 response is given io full: j
Gentlemen aud our friends in the three
cities If it is true that speech is silvern, I
and silence golden, then this is the first
time I have ever been classified among
the free silver nieD, in accepting your
toast-master's kind invitation to respond
to the toast, "Great Guns," and become
a silver advocate. I told him I would
try and do what I could with the subject,
but lor fear tbe guns would suddenly
become spiked I would have to take my
notes with me. I appreciate fully tbe
high honor in being called upon to re
spond to this toast tonight, and I take
the honor, not for myself alone, but for
the c til ers who have preceded me a', the
arsenal, those present with me tonight,
and for the new commanding officer soon
In the Rock Island arsenal you have
the grandest piece of property held bv
this government anywhere. Nature has
done much for tbe island and man has
supplemented her efforts. It is a living
monumeit of what may be accomplished
by united effort, on the prt of the citi
zens and the tillers. And the twin cities
of Rock Island and Moline can take and
arsenal for an example of what they may
become when they join bonds and be
come one strong, united city. The wor
tby pride that bus been taken in this ar
senal by the people of the three cities 1
hope may grow ss years increase, and
that nothing may come between the peo
ple and the island tit mar that pleasant
harmony luat has always existed.
This arsenal is the only one we have
that has been built upon a war basis.
It was the design to establish two others
after this model, onecn the Atlantic and
the other on the Pacific coasts, but as
yet no steps have been taken looking to
When I say an arsenal on a war basis,
I mean an arsenal that will not have its
full compliment f shops in operation till
war comes. This is not always fully un
derstood, and many tbiok that the invest
ment in the shops has been lost because
they are not. fully operated. But it should
be our pride to show our friends that the
shops are silent, for they are then a liv
ing monument that peace reigns tlrjugh
out our entire border, The arsenal was
designed in lime of war to fully equip
with arms, ammunition and accDuiri
menls two or three thouaud men each
day. War now is far different from what
it was 11 10. 50 or even 30 years ago. It
is now a scicnuSc problem the solution
of which will belong to that nation th'it
can the soonest bring its resources into
play. After war has been commenced it
will be too late then to erect shops acd
buildincs. They must be ready before
war is declared
The arsenal, however, is not finished
yet, and a few store houses, labratories.
etc , are needed to complete the plant,
and if we can only sue; eed in getting a
working current through our Washington
Cable as we did through one who is our
O-'st here tonight, I hope you may soon
see steps taken toward completing the
pliins, for there is no motto so well taken
as the one to prepare for war ia time of
p:?ace. In the past, work even on a peace
basis, has not been up to the capacity of
the arsenal nor to the needs of the ser
vice, but now that we have one at the
head of tbe department who fully under
stands the situation, I feu apsjrtd mat
the legitimate work rf the arscml will be
increased as it is increasing now
day by day. We are now manufacturing
all the equipments required by our small
standing army, the national guards ot the
various states, the marine corps and tbe
colleges. Kearly ha', of the issues and
shipments now made by our department
come from this arsenal
While wishout a regular head for the
arsenal and I and the e fflcers under me
have conducted affairs, I wish to thank
tbe man? friends we have in the three
cities for the kind words of cheer and en
couragement we have received. We have
endeavored in our w ork to obtain the best
results both for the people and the goy
ernment. and we hope our works will
live Ions after w- htv ile.nar'ed-
Bat nt conroruir-s 'Great Gun" ilic snlijcct of
And abont which I should say somethins; in honor
of our host;
What can or dare oronsht I to sav!
For it is a subject Itul cannot be treated of in a
Great trnr.s have not been made at the Arsenal on
The very thought of tloini which icakes many
eastern people shiver;
But the time mav toon come, the demand will be
1 hat we wi l have to manufac'ure some, or their
delivery will be too late
We have shops and we have men with material
We have a preai watcr-wower thut seeks no se
clnsion. And when the gins are made we have tianspoita
tion the verv best.
Both by water or rail for the north, south, east or
But there arc preat guns here tonight, and great
you will confess.
They speak for the turee cities, the ladies and the
But or all the great gnns whom yon will hear
The greatest gnn of all is, the one now toon to
pass through the rye.
"TUB MISSING LISK" HON. W. H. GEST.
The toast, "The Missing Link," was
responded to by Hon. W. H. Gest, who
slid that it had been the work of tbe
world to find the missing link. Four
hundred years ago tbe old world bad
dreamed of it and had realized how fruit
less it had been in its search for such a
treasure, and a voyager was sent out a
voyager who discovered new world, in
which since then, link after link, has
been forged for prosperity, elevation and
greatness and of humanity . These links
haye been forged from the Atlantic
across plains over tbe Rockies from
Hell gate te Golden gate what a won
drous chain. Studed with jewels this
chain; not the least of which is our fair
Columbian city, where next year will be
celebrated tbe four hundredth anniver
sary of the discovery of this country.
The tri-cities where treated as jewels of
lesser magnitude, perhaps separately, but
as forming together magnificent
cluster. He spoke of how the
once vast wilderness of this country hi d
been made to blossom with iewels in the
chain of cities reaching from one ocean to
the other. He dwelt upon the marvelous
growth of the three cities during the 50
years of his residence here, the old lines
of ferriage between Rock Island and Dav
enport, the notable eyents in our early
histo;y and the wonderful evidences of
civilization which had sicce developed in
the endless chain of our advancement.
The war brought an impoitant link in the
utility ef Rock Island t.renal, then the
great bridge and now the viaduct, the
last lick. Theefficers who constructed
it were complimented, which, like tbe
speaker's handsome tribute to Maj.
Macket zie.in chargeof our river improve
ments, elicited deserved applause. Re
ferring to the three cities, he spt.ke of
Moline as Rock hknd's twin sister, and
alluding to Davenport said, we rejoiced
in her prosperity, we love to steher
flourish and he hoped for the day when
between it on the Iowa side cf the rivtr
acd a consilidaied city on the Illinois side,
there would not exist that brotherly feel
ing that should characterize all cities
whose intt rests are f;s common as ours.
America, he said, was the hope of the
world, the American 11 ig the beacon
light to tlatkened tiations of the worl 1,
our country ihe golden link that won i
some dy bring together and unite all t
countries on the earth.
' C -MiN' THROUGH THE I1VE" 0ATT. C . V
After Toastmaster Jackson had offer i
the next toast, which was "ComiL
Through the Rye." the orchestra anima
ted the banquet hall with s w et strains
of that old familiar air, acd the toasi was
responded to by dpt. C: W. Durham in
a speech full of humor and overflowing
with rich hits. It was mainly devoted to
feigned indisnttion at the ivsence of
rye, which was interspersed with tome
witty allusions t our sister cities. He
then compared the new viaduct to a field
of rve in charge of Capt. M. W. Lyon,
and predicted that it would be the try
sting place of the future children of the
"triples, '' and closed w ith the following
parody, which be said would he the song
of the future maiden:
If a ltldy meet a 1 issie c nilu'"Yr the "vi."
If a latl'ly kis?-. a las k m 1 a cr ':
Every la-iMe tut lu-r laihly iu Vr a o!:c h'n . I.
Bui till tne la Idles sxilo t n mj v. hiie f '-ii:o' t.Vr
"Cl!.SOl:S AND PASTE" Y TIl.I.IXC
HAT. Responding to the to&st. "Jvi-snrs end
Paste." B. F. Ti'.lir.ghasl. of the Daven
port democrat, sprke as fiiili v.t:
Mr. President and Gentlemen You
have all heard in triieold truth: There
is a tide in the sffiirs o'men wi.ich liken
at its Hood leads on to fortune." That
time is the livira present, this verv hour,
surrouctld by the happv auspices under
whHi we have met. You will pardon
me for sajinc that the sm les of lortune
have teen kinder to me ihtn to nia-t of
you. What I mtiia by this is that I am
one BueaJ oi tbe Siamese twiris. There
were two of tbern. B it in roy cas; tiiere
are three in one pt rsoculi'y.
Ia 1S72 I be'iti tliBpinu my p; n :r; M.)
iioe p-s.te and seissorini: fmin the R:,ck
Island and DaVcnpoit piTt. i then ht
lieved that Moline t'ombineti ail the ele
ments that go to make no a city. I did
what I couiil to ward off anm X'ltion feel
ing that Moiine muld stand alr.ue aud
give the world od.ls.
Good luck five years later brought me
to Reck Islai.d. Without rer,nunciii4 my
faitn in Moline I saw new be-autics in this
generous tnty. known to travelers all
around the eanh. Itu.uabt Rock Isl
nd bad little to riin. I fell in lovt with
the other twin. For the third time for
tune followed ff.e across tbe liver where
I believed iive lie best people- between the
Father of Waters and the Golden fn'c.
5o you see my friends I have fed; ss yr:u
feel, t roud of e ich metiit er of this inter
estina fariiiiy of c ties. But one's pride
should cot tie confined to one's tan iiy. It
should rottt h out and include state and
nation. Together Moline. Rock Island
and Davenport as rej resented at this
gathering mean the l-trecs', richest and
most iifljential center between Chicago
and Omaha oa the one hand, between St.
Louis and St. Paul on the other. Our
chie-rest glory lies in the integrity of this
cluster of cities around the national ar
senal. Let us all use the best clue to
stick together. Let us cut away with the
big shears and the lever of unity every
opposing outside force.
If I could offer a sentiment it would be
this: "The trinity of cities, each pledged
to its local interests, and all united for
the bet good to tbe greatest number."
In the words of the toast, please scissor
this out and paste it in jour hats. The
press is with you, and yours to command.
' TIIE TRIPLETS" K. W. MASTKRSON.
Moline's after-dinner talker, E. W.
Maslerson, spoke on"The Triplets" and as
may be supposed it was one of the witty
addresses for which be is noted. He took
the theory that the three cities might be
symbolized as friendship, love acd truth,
and in bis humorous views showed bow
each virtue may be respectively
applied. They might also be
symbolized as faith, hope and char
ity Davenport having faitb in
the success of prohibition. Rock Island
has hope to annex Moline and Moline has
charity for both. As Mr. Masterson rose
to speak a suitable banner was suddenly
displayed on the north end of the hall
with the intcription, "When Shall We
Three Meet Again." which added to tie
humor of the sentiment.
''TIIE ALIMENTARY A1SD TTSSNEPIN
CANAL" JUDGE C M WATERMAN.
This was the toast and speaker next
proposed, and in his remarks, Judge
Waterman alluded to the two important
routes of transportation, the alimentary
aid Hennepin canals, Tbey belong
together are alike because each is
a route for food transportation, and
alike also because both were full on tb 8
occasion, and further because neither
contsined much water. The twocanils
are dependent upon each other in that if
crjpgres9 wili give the ntcessarw encour
agement to Hennepin, we will gee to it
that our eastern brethren ere provided
with .be best food of the northwest; if
not, some of our eastern brethren will be
short, because of exhorbitant railroad
rates. The judge spoka of the govern
ment's duty as regards the construction
of the Uenne pin canal, aud looked to the
day when every part of the country
would be made as accessible by wagon
road and canal under governmental con
trol as by railroad.
The sentiment, "I.o." had len f.ssign
ed to President D II. Lnuderbsck, of the
tri-eity street railway, and he bill expect
cd to respond with something of a sketch
of the pist, atd tbe plant! f,,,- the future
of BUck Hawk's towtr, but Mr. Jickon
announced that lie had received a dis
patch timiog the day from Mr. Loudtr
liaek stating that he wi s ill and unable tu
leave Lis fcuuse.
eioon Nlt.IIT LADIES "
a toftst wi h rhus cal response, vnc.l ar.d
instrumental, acc mpanied by B'.euer's
orcheslra, whs cheerily responded to in a
manner that showed Hiit absent ones
were not lost to the tho-J;ht3 of thoe
about the festive br.ard.
Fn d H is was then called for, sml be
responded with a short speech in which
he outlined the history of the viaduct
from its first inception to the present
tirriff. It was a plain matter of fact state
ment of the cas? in which he gave credit
to those who aided so materially in carry
mr; it to a successful completion, and
after speaktrg of the work don officially
by the then co-gressman, Hon. W. I
Gest, by Senators Cu him and Allison, by
the mayor and city council of Rock I!-
anri, and the Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation at tome tbe latte r having taken
the initiative in ih? cn'ire niovitrect
and by Hon. Ben T. Cable, then a pivute
ciiizen, in furnishing all lie bonds ct ces
sfiry io imiiminiy the-euv. i.ctl ai.inUd to
the woik f,f private cit z:ns iccludini;
O.ivtr Olscr, M. E. ?T(er.ey. E. D
Sweeney aud Her ry Car-e.
Mtj E Jward A. Wee.), of the P.-rtUad
Telegram, of IVr land, On gun, who wss
in the city with ti e X srtr.ern Pa,-f:r cir.
"Oregon oa Wheel.." then made a few
remarks in which he corcn.tukted the
tri-cities on th; friendiy feelir. which
now c-xisv :ir,d fpoke in glowing tcrrr.s of
the hospitality ef this section. Toast-m-ister
Jack'on then made a few cloying
rcr.ii.rks ar.d aftvr irdu'ijirg in inf, rm-il
sociabil'ty the enrs's dispersed uncut 1
oMo! k wiih the st: g'rg of "AnM Litg
To the sue 1 1 s r f the f.ffair much slscuM
be said in praise f J. E Montrose, rro
rrietc r of the Harper, and his chief clerk,
R. C. Wiilertrn, who hhve spared r.o
pains or time to insure that success sir.ee
tbe Crst decision of the committee to Lave
the dinner at that hostelry, Ex-Steward
O'Connor, too, proved a perfect genera',
in the field of arraDgenif nt, while El
Hiil was a connlseur in the tlepirtmtnt
oyer which be presided an.l over which
many compliments were exchanged. The
musical features as prov:l;d by B'eaer's
orchestra were thoroughly appreciated.
The following letters of regret have
c :ne in re?p"cs to invitations sent out:
FROM CONCiRESS.MAX CAKLE.
liou-e of Kri'r --''nitivt . u s. i
Wa-hil:t.l ..Ii. D. C. Kill C. 2 "
iioW AUD ELLS, tMJ , 1. VllEAK SIR.
I beg to acknowledge ice receipt tff jour
letter of .Ian 8. t;y which vou, as chiir
man of the coxmr.lee, invi'e me to be
present at the bacq'it t oa Tears l .y
evening to celebrate the cre.tini; f tht:
viaduct. I ka.iw tbit you tued ro as
surance cf mic; to convince you L -v
seriously 1 regret my inability to accept
the courteous invitation you have Seat
me, but the reas ins sre appirect aj i
speak for themselves, thouga nunc the
less a matter of regret to m on that ac
count. Tee viaduct adds so materially to
the comfort, the safety and the vt-ll be
ing of all who uelhe br'dge Detweeta he
city acd the island th-it lean well under
stand why its coraileti ta and cpenirg
should be the occasion of sucaactlc.
bration as you propose to make it.
geliicg again that I cannot be present be
lieve me te be very respectfu'ly yours.
Ben T. Cable
J M. TRUMBALL.
Chicago, lil . Jan. 30. 1S92.
Uowar.1 Wells, Chairman 'omm:i:ee on li,v;:a
lions Citizens' improvement Association. Rock
Dear SiRt I acknowledge with pieas
nre your invitation to attend the
banquet to be given by the Citi
zens' Improvement association of
Rock Island at the Harper bouse on
Thursday evening, Feb. 4. in celebration
of tbe completion ot the viaduct. Per
mit me to congratulate you, and through
you the citizens of Rock Islacd and ihe
sister city of Davenport, on the comple
lion of the much desired improvement.
It would be a great gratification indeed
if I could be present and personally at
test to the value of tbe completed we-rk,
but engagements made before the re
ceipt of your invitatioa makes it impos
sible. Yours truly.
J. L Tbumball,
Gen. Supt. American Express Cj.
Boose of Representatives i
Washington, D. C, Feb. . lSi.
Howard Wells, Esq., chairman Committee on In
vitations, etc.. Kocc Island, 111.
W y Dear Sip.: I am in receipt of your
kind invitation to attend a banquet to be
given by the Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation of Rock Island at the Harper
house on Thursday evening. Feb. 4, In
the celebration of the completion of. tbe '
vieduct. and in reply would siy that it
would give me great pleasure to accept
the same, and to be present on that oct
casion of so much interest to the public
of Rock Island, as your celebration will
be, but I cannot well do so. I wjjl, how
ever, be with you in 6pirit, and rejoice
wiiu you in me completion oi tbe viaduct
and whatever my add tt the prosperiiy
ofyourcity. Regretting deep? that I
cannot be present at your celebration.
ano extending my sincere thanks to you
ana your association lor tbe honor of tbe
invitation s kindly tendered tt tne, I am
yours very respectfully.
Thomas J. IlENDERrOX.
Sew Haven. Conn.. Feb. 1. isf
To William Jaekson P'esident Citizens' Impiove-
mci n-cociauon, kcck island, ill.
Pieaee accept my lhanka for the kind
inviiati n tendered me by vour associa
tion to te pres nt at the viaduct brno'ie-.
i iniiy appreciate tbe importacce ! th-5
work in ths in'eres-n nf the tri-cities r.nd
tbe arsenal hnd regret that I caunot be
with you to attend tae important erent.
Yours very Tii'y, J. M Whiulm he
Vn'leil Sni't-s -e-' :it . I
Wali!r.at. i). ii. '.. Feb. a. 1 2. i
Howard Wei!-, Esq , t l.ai in at C m.-a'l e . i. ln
vitat.on. C'i!izeii&' Improw-c ein As o.-hl.ou.
hock Ii-land, tils.
.My Dear Friend: Yci.r fnv r of tho
30 h ti t. , inviting me to it nd bnn
quet to be given by tbe Ciiizns' Improve
ment association of Rock Islar.d, at the
Harper house on Thursday e v. n n, Feb
ruary 4, is received I am sony to s.y
that it is impost Lie for me o t e present,
but I trust jou will have n sidenriid, gnod
time, hs I have no doubt t u wol and
that you will further the in e-rests of tbe
association nnnd. Wi'a ie-; t ct, I am,
very truly your", S M C ci.i.om.
l i.ited Sia e Sucti', )
VeVi:i;t..ii, 1). c , F' !. 3. !s-i. f
Dear Sir: Yours of the;;ii u uit., in
vitini; m. to be pres'-Gt a' the banquet on
4th inst., j list received. TfcMiks 1 ie,;ret
that I cannot, owing to other erttaye
ments, here accept. Sin e e v Yu b,
W. B "Allien.
Howard Wells, Esq . Cli in etc..
Prcsii'tht Jat k-on a'.M) re .d ckn.wl
mects, regrets and ki dly expressions
from the fol'owirg: .11 n F. S'uart,
superintendent ol tne I ii i; tit v n of
the American Fi press Co . ; W. B. Troop,
division superin'et.d :nt of t'lie C , B. tfc
Q. railway; W. F. Mt rri l. im neral man
ager t.f the C. B. & ii r-.i u; J . B.
BesVr. general eh; enntt-uden of 'tie C,
B. & tj railway; A. Ar.li-dil. ss-isisnt
general ninn gtT of the Arti.-nei.ri Ex
Does Pro:tc.Kn Frctec 1
CVrHtnly, in ore ins'atice. due s.
II "Od.'s S ire.iparilla is th-; tr-tt or taction
Hgiiri! the dangers t.f irt.p'ire 1 ! cd, artd
it v i)l ; ure or t revt n' a!! di-e- . t '.h'M
cia-s. It b-.s dl won i's tciom t-f ihe
est Kv4 pur.Ser by its toaoy rtmaika
b'e eun s.
Tiie li.b' st praise b is tee-i won by
11 i d Pd's f.r their easy el t fiicitht
;.-tioi . Sold Ly all druggists". Price 2 j
?t nt p.- r box.
Fail to do Our Duty.
Everybody hr.s at times faii-d to do
their (Pity to'ir I t!,nnM:!vc. Hun
tlrtdof i v!y readers f uller from sick
he-idacr.e, ccrvousness, s''et pit sne-- and
f m i 'e trouf.-i.es. Let them foii.-nv the
xn-,p'e of .Mr H. ITt ib i li t r, S'eveas
Poin. Wis., who for five e si.ffered
greatly from neryois prs'ritioa and
lecp e-'Mii ss. tried byMe-nrjs arit t1iff..-r-ent
mi dieires w i'hout suecc s B ,t one
bottle "f Dr Miles' Xi-rvin'.- cue;J .atd
sleep every n;ght and she ii f.-e!ir,- l.ke a
new person. Mrs. E. Ziheth Wheeler.
L -.: an. ie City. Wyoming, who tried all
t!t er r a: t!i s. oi c'ari s thst ' :'er three
nn-ks' ii'p of the Xcrvine for headache,
nervous t rostratinn. etc . she wi.r en
tirely r.-iieved. S. Li by Ilar z cc Data-,
st u . Trial bottle free.
' E" rv t'a shottLi stao'l r r i:e own
r-.f-i'ii ." Tin' is where K.- : 's Gel
man O 1 stands. It makt s no -.tir.p.r
ior,s wi'L i the-prep-ir ti'Ts of i t,.m-tl.-.r
tivure. Nut Itoi i! v td-: o- a , t
tert.u! tT.p'.t-Mtvn i: hns ro -.ijieri.ir.
F.t ' v 't .'n: ii .r z &. B hn-St-n,
'a ! slo -.
Men rho fcr jt-s-s hv -i-:i .-u.Tffii
wit i ii f!iMr-s:ai uff.-eti-i- ' f,.. rck
i'r k; H't;j hv b en i :.rn ti-;te!j re
I evd y.r. '. pt ri.siM-ri'y C-.r .'. 'iv t :u iu
::.-iou u-f i f S.lvati n O . ta- gr-at
l;n ei.r. A o ; I s scorda, lw en ec-
Few people have suffered more severely
from dyspepsia than Mr. E. A. McMahoii, a
well know n grocer t f Stamiton. Va. He says
Before 178 I was ill exeellent health, weigh
ing over 200 pounds. In that year an ailment
developed into acute dyspepsia, and soon 1
was reduced to lt;2 pounds, suffering burning
sensations ia the stomach,
palpitation of the heart,
nausea, and indigestion.
could not sleep, lost all
heart In my work, had fits of melancholia, and
for days at a time I would have welcomed
deal h. I l-ecame morose, sullen and Irritable,
and for eight years life was a burden. I tried
many physicians and many remedies. One ihiy
a workman employed by me suggested that
I take a mm Hood's
sia. I did so, and before taking the whole of
a bottle I began to feel like a new man. The
terrible rains to w Lich I had been subjected,
ceased, the palpitation of the heart subsided,
my stomach became easier, nausea disap
tieared. and my entire system began to
tone np. With returning
strength came activity oi
mind and body. Before
the fifth bottle was taken
1 had regained my former weight and natural
condition. I am today well aud i ascribe it
to taking Hood's Sarsapahlla."
'. B. If you decide to take Hood's Sarsa
parilla do not be Induced to buy any other.
Sold by all druggist, fl; siiforfi. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mat.
100 Doses One Dollar