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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22183)2,
WE'LL ALIxBE IN IT.
The Twin-City Columbian Exposi
tion Project V
WORK BEtiUS IX DEAD EARXEST.
Mataidaj- Xisht'a Meeting of tne J.tnt
Cotnmliien In Sgllir-A Work
la btpk All Can Join
; - ' Hands.
The Molioe acid Rocfc Island Mechani
cal exposition and oth r features to be
inaugurated in the CiuoiMo ji.ar, baa
been advanced to tout otat hire Us suc
cess is asured ani in wbich all our peo
ple, in no mitttr wUst tneir c:n'liti.n of
life, may contribute their portion.
Afu-r working five muntbs on the pre
liminaries of such an umlcrtaking the
jjint committee of the Rock Inland and
Moline a.-socia'ions at its meeting in Mo
line Saturday night took the step that
places tbe eaitip;i.-2 on a practical basis
where all may reach and aid it. The
meeting was well attended. Chairman
Velie presiding. E. H Gujcr, of the
land purchasing committee, submitted
Ihe conditions of the option previously
ordered to be Ukeo oa the Brooks tract
and f .om which the Moiine and Rock Island
Mechanical Exposition associ ition is
spring. This committee to pur
chase for $2,000 an ecie, exclusive
of streets, and allowirg the use to the
Brook' of the housea now occupied until
November, with an option for 60 days on
payment ct fl.QOO at osca, the terms of
the payment to be $15 000 down, and
balance in one, two and three years, at C
per cent interest. After the committee
had approved of the option and an tx
tcrded discussion of the exposition pro
led in which all determined that it only
required the requisite work '.he committee
is willing t give to it to insure its entire
success, the following resolution pre
sented by Mr. Gayer was adopted unani
mously: Rssolvid, That the presidents and
secreturits of the respective asiOci.tioc8
cf Ro;k Isiar.d and Moline be requested
to draw on the subscribers to the option
f acd in tbs respective cities and turn over
the drafts to Tail Mitchell, cf Ruck Isl
and, and C.' F. lltmeuway, of Moline,
who are hereby appointed treasurers of
this committee, and that said treasurers
are authorized to collect said drafts and
pay the Brooks heirs $1,000 of said fund
'or a (j iday option in accordance with
the form submitted t i this committee.
At the 9ugcef tii-n of Chairman Velie
the secretary prepaid ani presented the
following wLici was unanimously
Wl.erens. This commi'-lfe having re
solved to lake an option of $1,000 on the
Brooks tract with a view to paying 2,000
per acre for 28 cr s for exposition and
like purposes as are contemplated by the
incorporation rf the Moline Jk Rick Isl
and Mecoaical Exposition association,
Reso'v il. Thai committees be ap
pointed to solicit eubscripMons to tne
capital stock of said Moline & Rjck Isl
and Mechanical Exposition association.
In order to learn something of an idea
f the manner in which subscriptions
might be expected those present were
asked for informal pledges, and Chair
man Vtl;e headed the list with $1,000.
which was toe same amount put down by
Mr. Guyer; the total amount of the sub
scriptions being $3,3vK).
The committee arijourned to meet in
R ck Jslandnixt Wednesday night, by
which time the committees on sabscrlp
tions to stock will be SDpo:nted and other
plans perfected f jr turning the project
over to the incorporation, to be known
as the Moline and Rock Iiland Mechani
cal Exposition association, aid then the
committee will tak up the Fourth of
July'celebration and pu-.h it with all the
vigor possible. The exposition is not to
be merely a mechanical exhibit, but is to
be designed on a broad basis which is to
include permanent grounds far all sports,
also such other attractions as may con
tribute to its popularity and the ad
vancement of the two cities engaged in
the undertaking. Perhaps the idan
of the committee submitted to, acd
approved by the last joint meeting of the
two Business Meo's associations in Mo
line will best explain tie object of the
To the Members of the Bas'ncst Men's Aesoc'a
tionr of Moline and Hock Island.
Gextlemex: Your committee to whom
was assigned the duty of devising plans,
selection location, etc., for a Columbian
Celebration to be held July 4. 192. and
also for a mechanical display and other
entertainments calculated to advertise the
resources and advantages of this localitv,
and be at the same time a source of s tcial
enjoyment for our people, have the honor
of mak'ng the following report:
After carefully considering the various
matters In our charge, we came to the
conclusion that an entertainment, such
as would fulfill expectations, would be
too expensive to justify us in proposing
for your endorsement anything of a tem
Used ia Millions cf Home
porary character. We therefore submit
the following p'an:
1. Tbat a joint stock company be
former , and issue 10,000 shares of stock
at $10 each, said company be known as
the "X oline and Rock Island Mechanical
Expos tion Association."
2. 1 hat a tract of land be purchased,
now ov ned by the heir9 f William Brooks,
consis. ng of about 23 acres, lying be
tween Fifth a'cd Seventh avenues and
Thirty-eighth and Forty second streets,
Rockliland, if suitable terms can be
3. Tbat such land be arranged in such
a manner as to be suitable for a race
track, :i bicycle track, base ball and
cricket grounds, military drill, military
eccimr merits, show and circus grounds.
fair grounds, horse and cattle shows, and
similar purposes. Also that it be made
attracti re and desirable as a meeting
pla-e fcr such organizations as the old
settlers, old soldurs, lor farmer, labr
and tuner festivals, and for ail kinds of
large m ;etings; in short to be made suit
able for a general recreation park for Rock
4. Tbat there be erected thereon a suit
able hui ding to be completed prior to
July 4. ibi)2. with annexes to be subee
qutntly erected, representing in their
structure the various industries cf the two
cities. The central building to be
arranged as an assembly hall, and of suffi
cient ci acity to seat from 5.000 to 8.000
people, tbe annexes to be for the display
of th : eibibits.
5. Tui.'. the Fourth of July celebration
sha!! consist of a psridc in tbe morning
to terminate upon the association grounds.
That the order for the afternoon will be
a speech by a distinguished orator, a mus
ical jubilee by school children, a turner
exhibition for prizes, exhibitions of skill
by fl:e departments, bicycle races, band
concerts and an elaborate display of fire
works ia the evening.
6 Tea . later in the season an exposi
tion shall be held at which exhibits will
be made f the various mechanical and
electrical contrivances, agricultural pro
ducts, works of art, educational work,
women's handiwork, and such other at
tractions as may ba desirable. And, in
asmuch f9 tbat all we have been, all we
are and al: we expect to be is due to that
treat conqueror of everything labor we
havedeened it most Cuing and proper
that this treat project should be inaug
urated upr n the first Mocdiy in Septem
ber Labor day and contiuued for at
least two Keeks' in accordance with an
interesting programme to be hereafter
Vnat we- recommend is permanent in
character, will advertise our cities and
their inJu tries.will be each year a source
of attractit n to thousands of people who
would patronize our railroads, hotels,
stores and shops, and sie us a reputa
tion ftir eai.rgy and life that would be of
incalculable benefit and a source of great
pride to tbu 50.003 people consolidated
in this enterprise.
S H Veie, t ha:.rm:n H P S:m;nn. Secretary
John Crubu nil W B Fergusua
M Set h er William 1 lendenin
Phi". Mitche 1 Walter Johnson
BCKeator J B Onkleaf
AC Dm CI. Walker
J W Atnirs. a PSMceilynn
; (i Cr.iig Oliver Olson
J H Porter Mvron Jordan
W" K Paul M W Lyon
M Y Cady Committee
It is an enterprise which should enlist
the co-oper ition and endeavor af every
man. womaa and child in both cities, as
it doubtless will. It is an opportunity
such as wi I not occur again in many
years if cer. The shares of stck are
to be place 1 within the reaci of all. at
f 10 each ani every man in each city
can have a f nancial as well as a working
interest in the exposition. It is hoped to
make it the pride of all our people, and
more of the details of the purposes of the
joint undertaking will be given later.
Congressn an Cable this afternoon put
his name do vn for $1,000 of the stock.
lcxs Proueuen Protect
Certainly, ia one instance, it does.
Hood's Sarssparilla is the great protection
against the dangers of impure bleed, and
it will cure or prevent all diseases of this
class. It bts well won its name f the
best blood purifier by its many remarka
The higbeet praise has been won by
Hood's Pills fr their easy yet efficient
action. Sold by all druggists. Price 25
cents per box.
"Every tub thould stand on its own
bottom." Tjat is where Krause's Ger
man Oil stands. It makes no compar
isons with other preparations of a sim
ilar nature, bit broadly claims sb an ex
ternal application it has no superior.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz & B ,hn
sen, wholesale agents.
Don't! If a dealer offers you a bottle
of Salvation Oil without labels or wrap
pers, or in a nutilated or defaced pack
age, don't touch it don't buy it at any
price; you ca:i rest assured that there is
something wrong it may be a dangerous
and worthless counterfeit. Iaeist upon
getting a perfect, unbroken, genuine
Miss Flora A. Jones, South Bend, Ind.
Purchased a bo"le of your "blushes"
of Are; d. cor. of Fifth ave. and Madison
st. I find it dilightful. Will gladly rec
ommend it to ethers. Yours respectfully,
Fred M. Roberts.
With Marshall Field & Co . Chicago, 111.
Mr Roberts is not the oniv one who
finds "Blush of Roses" delightful, as
many ladies and gentlemen can testify,
who have purchassd it from I. H. Thomas.
Krauss's Headache Capsules are more
pleasant and convenient to take thari
powders, wafeis, elixirs, etc.
40 Years the Standard
A. II. Bcden, of Milwaukee, is in tbe
city visiting friends.
Wanted Immediately, a bo; 14 to 16
years of age to tend lunch c luntcr. Ap
ply C, R. I. &P. depot.
Manager Harrop, of the Central Union
Telephone company, is providing tbe
local subscribers with new and revised
telephone lists .
An attractive display for the Merrick
Thread company, of Chicago, appears in
today's Argcs. Mclntire Bros", have the
local agency for the company.
The matrimonial bans between Charles
P. O'llare, of Milan and Miss Bridget
Sexton, of this city, were announced in
St. Joseph's church yesterday morning.
The Twenty-third annual ball of St.
Patrick's Benevolent society occurs at
Armory hall on Thursdiy evening, March
17. and tickets are now in tbe hands of
the members of the society.
Tbe banks and county offices are al'
closed today on account of Washington's
birthday. Flags floated from the liar per
house, spencer Square , stand, public
school buildings, parochial schools. The
Ahocs building and Schnell club house.
Patriotic exercises are being held in most
of the public schools this afternoon.
Magistrate Wivill assessed Daniel
Shehan and L30 Verick $3 and costs for
drunkenness this morning, and also fined
John Peterson and Barnett Johnson 5
each for the same offense. William
Dayle was run in again yesterday and
the magistrate taxed him $5 and costs,
and. strange to say, 'William liquidated.
The Chicago IntervOcean's Washington
special, noting some of the most promi
nent members of the congressional dele
gation enronte to Chicago, says of our
member: "Mr. Cable is the bright, ac
tive, interesting young democrat from the
Rock Island (111.) district who promises
to make his mark in the new house."
Owing to the bad weather on tne night
of the last masquerade given by Bleuer'o
band it has been decidfd to give another
on the evening of March 5. Tue re
ceipts of the masquerades are for the pur
pose of buying new uniforms and
equipments for the band so that it may
make a creditable appearance and will be
worn for the first time at the Twin-City
Columbian celebration July 4. Tue
Alters wishes the ban! success in its at
tempt and the masquerade should be well
attended to help the enterprise.
The contract for the p'aak sidewalk on
Ninth street, extending from the city
limits to tbe center station, has been let
to Ueideman & Shroedir for $401.50 .
The other bids were as follows: C. J. W.
Scbreiner. $420; W. A. Guthrie, 425;
Dunlap, 4S5. This does not include the
laying of crossings, etc., which will make
the total cost of the walk, which will be
composed of three 10-inch planks laid
lengthwise over $500. The walk will
run along the west side of Ninth street to
Aiken street and then on the east side
and up to centre station.
One minute time often makes a great
difference a one minute remedy for
bronchitis, choking up of the throat,
lungs, etc., of course is a great blessing.
Cubeb Cough Cure is such a remedy it
will afford decided relief in one minute.
No family will be without it afterpnce
trying it. For sale by all druggists.
Hariz & Bahnsen, wholesale agents.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I never
went to bed until 12:30, and my boy was
born at 3 a. m. with scarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Your thankful friend,
Mrs. B. F. Walterhcs.
Marion. O.. Sept.. 1890.
Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Ladies' Suede Party Slippers
In seven different shades Red, pink, grey, green,
black, white and brown.
Beautiful fitters, all sizes, all widths; ladies are invited to call and inspect
Low In Price.
King of Medicines
Scrofulous Humor A Cure
" When I was 14 years of age I had a severe
attack of rheumatism, and after I recovered
had to go on crutches. A year later, scrofula,
In the form of white swellings, appeared on
various parts of my body, and tor 11 years I
was an invalid, being confined to my bed
years. In that time ten or eleven sores ap
peared and broke, causing me great pain and
suffering. I feared I never should get well.
M Early iu 1886 1 went to Chicago to visit a
sister, but was confined to my bed most of the
time I was there. In July I read a book, A
Day with a Circus,' in w hich were statements
of cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla. I was so im
pressed with the success of this medicine that
I decided to try it. To my great gratification
the sores soon decreased, and 1 began to feci
better and in a short time I was up and
out of doors. I continued to take Hood's Sar
saparilla for about a year, when, having used
six bottles, I had beeomo so fully released
from the disease that I went to work for the
Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., and since then
HATE HOT LOST A SINGLE DAT
on account of sickness. I believe the disease
is expelled from my system, I always feel well,
am in good spirits and have a good appetite.
I am now 27 years of age and can walk as well
as any one, except that one limb Is a little'
shorter than the other, owing to the loss of
bone, and the sores formerly oa my right leg.
To my friends my recovery seems almost
miraculous, and I think Hood's Sarsaparilla
is the king of medicines." William A.
Lebb, 9 X. Railroad St., Kendallville, Ind,
SoldbjaUdi-UFKists. fl;ixforf5. Preporedonly
t7 C. L HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Malt.
100 Doses One Dollar
SOLVED THE PKOBLEM.
The inventor of the New Scale Kim
ball Piano was overjoel when he found
what a success he had made of it. and the
above cut represents bis feelirgs Have
you examined these pianos? Do not
confound tbem with the old stenciled
make, but call and see the New Scale;
they are the finest in the lan i. We have
just received a fine assortment in An
tique Oak, Bird's Eye Maple, Mahogany,
Satin, Walnut, French Walnut and Rose
Wood finish cases. Call early and see
the finest vaiiety ever shown in the city
of Rock Island.
S. E07 Bowlfcy, 1726 Sec;seL Ave.
. 1 ,. Mi U&tVMHWi
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
liavlng jtit fnrofhed a fine Parlor nptairc and
eqnipped it with two of Brangwick & Balke's
finet Billiard Table, also two fine Pool
IN THE CIGAR STORE
:he finer 1 l'ne of Imported and Domestic Cigars
and Tobacco in the market,
1808 Second Avenue.
MOST EXQUISITE LIE
As a starter for the
Hosiery Dep t.
We offer one case, 60 dozen,
misses1 and boys' black ribbed
hose, good weight, at
Sizes 5 to 9 1-2.
"We call special attention to new
arrival in embroideries, cheap to
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
12 i, 12C and 128
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took tbe higltest rremia
for quality. If you want a eood fenif trv o
c ,9"e ee not te told what a nice present aD eleiant Car via
bet like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one Wronghtlroi
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal ani every om
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Chris tmas-or
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yon
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
New dress goods in
cotton effects ccrni
usual choice new lad
ing selected by v.-i.-.
who know that the 1 ,
New dress trinm.'-
Ask to see our a -i v
Scotch ginghans r.
and other fabrics : r
"We ha-e tLorn
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