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1 REMEMBER 
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OR OUINCY MEN WHO ARE 
OUINCY DOERS FOR THE 
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OUINCY 

AS SEEN BY OTHERS 

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A book of friendly cartoons and representative 
drawings of the men of Quincy who are in the pro- 
fessional, industrial and commercial life of the City 
of Quincy 

OR MEN WHO ARE WORTH 
SAYING TO— 

I RKMEMBKR YOU 

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One thousand years from now this book will be 
in great demand, and when Bartholda's Statue of 
Liberty is removed from the New York Harbor and 
placed on the Quincy Water Front, where it rightfully 
belongs, this book will be worth One Million Do'lars. 

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The following pages depict the faces of men, with 
whom the public is more than familiar. Accompanying 
each picture, or caracature is a short sketch, which 
was written by one wiio thinks he knows. His task was 
not an easy one. He was required to write somethinK 
witty, or whimsical about the enclosed persons and 
have his colated essays differ from one another, as 
stars differ from one another in Glory. If this poor 
hired man has failed to make a point clear, either by 
good natured satire or gentle bandinage, it must be 
charged up to his lack of information on the subject 
or else to his lack of gray matter. 

This Book has neither a purpose nor a problem. It 
is neither a History or Geography. It was prepared in 
response to a demand for it — a demand that made it- 
self known by personal solicitation. For the sake of 
accuracy, any and all matters touching their nativity, 
age or domestic relations of the subject have been ex- 
cluded; those who desire to know about such things 
must consult family Bibles, and registers of vital sta- 
tis.-cs. The one aim of the artist and the hired man 
has been to present the subject, fairly in a familiar 
but unoffensive manner, with a view only to make them 
realize that it is not all of Life to live, nor all of Death 
to die. 

If no great beauty is depicted in his portrait, let the 
subject console himself with a reflection that THESE "I 
REMEMBER YOU" men of Quincy, arc not as their 
wives and sweethearts see them, nor as they see them- 
selves, but as tney appear to the cold-blooded, unfriend- 
ly eye of the camera, and to the cynical Gods of the 
ink-pots, many times rightly called "Devils", — The 
Cartoonist, who sees us as others see us. 

No person ever lived, who was thoroughly satisfied, 
that's what makes life worth living and if you have a 
kick coming, KICK THE AUTHOR OF "I REMEMHER 

vor." 

Yours Very Respectf r'ly, 

J. ST. BERNARD. 



J. FRANK GARNER 



To HIS constituents and friends he parts 
his name in the middle, not his liair, hecause 
he never iKirts it, and his name is .1. 
Frank Garner Officially it is .1. P. dar- 
ner. Mayor of Quiucy, and Knight of the (Jreen Carpet, 
and Mayor he is. You see those eyes, that bristling 
mane, and the determination in that mouth, just now he 
is presiding at a meeting of the City Council, and he is 
expounding the law, and he is some lawyer. Graduat- 
ing at Chaddocii College in 1898, with the Degree ol 
LL. 1.' ., he was admitted to the bar, and in 1910 was 
appointed County Judge by the Governor of the state 
was nominated as a candidate to succeed himself in of- 
fice, but was defeated by a narrow margin. In lltU 
was nominated by the Republicans, and overcame a 
Democratic majority of 940. He was elected by a Re- 
puulican plurality of 8.'i2. Of course a great many 
Democrats voted for him, and they have never regretted 
it, and he is Mayor of All the people All the time. Im- 
provement is his Slogan, and he is truly some improver, 
believe us. The latch-string of his office door is always 
out, no private secretary or janitor to inquire as to youi- 
business, or ask ask you for your card, or stop you. .Jusi 
walk in and say "Howdy, Mayor." If he is not scruti- 
nizing some new ordinance, you will probably find him 
pounding the typewriter, and he is not a one finger o|i- 
erator either. 

When a convention comes to Quincy, J. Frank i.s 
there with keys of the city, bells and the glad hand 
When the citizens want a convention they send .1. Frank 
and he brings it back with him. If he can't get it, wilii 
his silver tongued oratory, and he is sure some spell- 
binder, he will sing in that beautiful tenor voice, "Kv- 
erbody's going to, Going where, Quincy, Quincy you're 
tlie town for me," and Quincy gets the convention. In 
politics he is a Republican and has the honor of bein.g 
one of the youngest mayors in the state if not the 
youngest. When he goes on a vacation it is as Lieuten- 
ant of the Illinois Naval Reserves. He has not a ma- 
chine, is not a machine politician, and does not need a 
steam roller, but he has a host of friends, and boosters 
that boost with a capital "B " He is a living example 
that talent and tact will boost a man in this country 
even if he hasn't a rich dad or mother-in-law. He has 
tilted himself to the top by virtue of his own inherent 
strength and integrity. He is a 3 2d degree Mason, a 
member of the Grotto, a Moose, also a "Hook 'em Kow.' 



CAMPBELL S. HEARN 



HIS intimate friends, and lie lias thousands of 
them, all call him "CAM." If you will 
look him up in \VHOS WHO or a Bio- 
graphical work, you will see stated, "now 
living as a retired farmer." Well he may be 
that, but he is a poor example of a retired farmer be- 
cause he is the busiest retirer that ever retired. Say 
when you see the sun peeping over the edge of the 
eastern horizon, you will see the Senator hot footing it 
down Hampshire street, and any time there is a Dem- 
ocratic powwow or caucus there you will find him 
among the faithful thundering in no low tone of voice 
the Principles of Democracy 

Allow a stranger to inquire of him his politics, and 
he will reply D. A., which means Democrat Always. 
Before he had seen five Presidential campaigns, he on- 
listed at Little Rock, Ark., in the Fifth Missouri In- 
fantry, C. S. A., Cockerell's Brigade, and when the sur. 
render took place he was at Fort Blakely, across the 
bay from Mobile, Ala. The Yanks grabbed Camp and 
for two weeks he was their guest on Shi)) Island in the 
Oulf of Mexico, where the then embryo senator orated 
his hosts so fervently and zealously that they were glad 
to say good bye to bim. And that's the only time in 
his life he really retired. The war closing he returned 
to Kentucy, his native state, and like Cincinnatus, took 
to the plow. And hearing tales of the productiveness 
of Illinois, he treaked to the sucker state, and was 
known as one of its most progressive and successful 
husbandmen. Just to keep busy and to prove that he 
hadn't retired wouldn't retire and that they couldn't 
make him retire, he jumped into politics A Demo- 
crat always, he has been a very active worker in the 
party ranks. Twenty-five years a supervisor of Mel- 
rose Township, ten years chairman of the board. 
Elected a member of the State Board of Equalization, 
resigning after two years to accept the appointment as 
Commissioner of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at 
Chester. Chairman of the Democratic Central Com_ 
mittee for twelve years, and he has been a member 
of the committee over one-third of a century. In 1904 
his constituents presented him with the Senatorial 
Toga and in his hand you will see his Declaration of 
Principles. He is a candidate for re-election. Ask him 
if he will be elected and he will say look at my Donkey 
and by the expression on its face you will readily know 
that he can't be beat. V.'hy? Beca-ise he is popular 
The Senator is a B. P. O. E , Modern Woodman, Hook 
Em Cow, and a D. A., Democrat Always. Retired? Say 
he has just got a good start. 



•^ME TELEPHONE GO, 

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CHARLES H. AGHELPOHL 

HFA.LO, Hello, Hello; Yes, this is Charlie, that's 
what they all call hiiu_ Ex-President of the 
State Pharmaceutical association, also mem- 
ber of the National Legislative association, 
also member of the National Legislative committee 
of the Retail Druggists' association of America, 
and manager of the Home Telephone company, 
and it isn't half as good looking or half as good 
natured Charlie is. Because he is good nature personi- 
fied, also he is the soul of benignity itself, and alw.iys 
ready to bestow a kindness or a favor, in fact he is not 
happy unless he is making someone else happy. Char- 
lie is manager of the Home Telephone Co., and if it 
wasn't for him there wouldn't lie a Home Telephone 
Co. He is the father, no, no children, but father of a 
bill to place all wires in the downtown district under 
ground, and it is unnecessary to state that other cor- 
porations using wires in their business (politicians and 
other wire pullers excepted), who are compelled to 
place their wires in undeground conduits, don't love 
Charlie any more than the proverbial devil loves holy 
water. He is manager of the Home Telephone Co., and 
probably has the more intimate knowledge of the de- 
tails of the business from the lines to the toll collec- 
tions, than any other man in the state. He has probably 
heard more good hard kicks, many of them fully justi- 
fied, than any referee at a prize fight or umpire at a 
ball game ever dreamed of. He has engaged in more 
battles with ivory domed property owners over the right 
to string wires, than the allied armies of Ireland. Tur- 
key, .Japan and Patigonia Notwithstanding all that, he 
is care free and full of exuberance. He simply won't 
let himself be provoked or lose his equipoise in a jaw- 
ing match with an enraged subscriber, who has been 
trying to get a number for an hour or two, and is just 
about ready to jerk the machine to Helena; he main- 
tains com;;lete control of his temper under all circum- 
stances, and never appears with a suggestion of dispu- 
tation in his appearance or manner. He certainly is 
good to the telephone company, and will probably re- 
main a fixture so long as he desires. Busy, say busy 
isn't in it with him; when he has worked about 23 
hours, he goes out to his drug store, 12th and State 
and finishes the day by compounding prescriptions, 
then counts the postage stamps and washes up all the 
soda glasses and bottles, just to keep his liand in, then 
he looks at the clock and says, "GOODNIOHT," nothing 
to do until tomorow; then he hesitates and is lost, and 
says to himself, yes. I guess I will go out to the garage 

and pour a barrel of coal oil into that d carburetor, 

so it won't keep me back in the morning. By this time 
it is morning, too late to go to bed, and nothing to do 
until tomorrow, and tomorrow never comes. Is it any 
■wonder that he is the picture of benignity that he is? 
He is a Shriner, Medinah Temple, and ask him wliat 
his number is in the "Hook em Kows" and he will reply 
Fiftv-one. 



ARTHUR HEIDEMANN 



ARTHUR is tliorouKhly American and very patri- 
stork, he decided he would select the anni- 
otic. and after many consviltations with the 
versary of our Republic as his anniversary 
day. When he was in his green apple age, and when 
other Quincy boys were climbing fences into orchards, 
and firing sticks and stones up into the trees, he didn't 
do it. Ah, no, not Arthur. He remained outside in 
the highways and watched that the farmer and his dog 
did not put in an appearance, and then as a reward, 
they presented him with a portion of the colic produc- 
ing fruit. He could propose a game of base ball and 
make every other boy fell his debtor by claiming the 
right to bat. He could alsoo take the position of 
pitcher on the team with the full consent of eisht 
other boys, each of whom would rather pitch, than to 
earn a ticket to the circus by carrying water to the 
elephant. When he became old enough to go to 
school ne was sent to the German Parochial schools, 
then to the public schools, completing his education 
in the business college. 

When he had learned to measure boards and 
lumber and sell a 2x8 full of knots and get as much 
or more for it, then for a clear piece, and had really 
converted the buyer into the belief that it was really 
better for his purpose, and he was really doing him 
a favor by showing him the knotty piece, he was in_ 
ducted into the lumber business, and it came natural 
to him, because his grandfather for 26 years and 
his father for 27 years before him were in the lumber 
business In 1904 he succeeded his father and he has 
a friend in every boy in Quincy. Why? Well, as a di- 
rector in the Quincy Baseball Association, he furnished 
the lumber for the baseball park fence, and remem- 
bering he had been a boy himself he saw to it that 
there were plenty of knot holes in the boards, and 
also saw that the holes were on the lower end, so he 
is the boys' ideal philanthropist, incidentally these 
same boys will grow up, and when they want to build 
a home or a tain, or 'tse lumt)er for .my purpose, 
they will all patonize Arthur. No, he does not charge 
for knot holes, because they were made for cood 
measure. In business his theme is quality and ser- 
vice and he would just as soon figure on a lumber 
bill of h or 10 million ft. as for one of seventeen feet. 
It is all the same to him, if a customer desires to buy 
one bundle of laths or a thousand. He is always 
courteous to others and that is one reason that he is 
popular and numbers his friends by the thousands. 
Arthur is usually very quiet, but in a business deal 
cross him and he will suddenly have an impedement 
in his silence and in a few and well chosen, selected 
remarks, soon convince his auditors that he knows 
what he is talking about and he usually gets what he 
starts out for. He is a 32nd degree Mason, a B. P. O. 
E., a Hoo-Hoo and a 11. K. K. 



A. R. DICK 



JrST because he couldn't help himself and not 
from choice is how Mr. Dick happened to break 
into this publication He protested to the gen- 
tle promoter of the enterprise that he was a 
rank outsider and had no business to figure in "l RE- 
MEMBER YOr." But when the gentle promoter 
begged to inform him that he was a native son and a 
citizen of Quincy with a capital C and was the man 
who owned and drove the first automobile in Quincy. 
aiso as manager of the largest enterprise that man- 
ufactured the coolin?, cheering beverage that cheers, 
in the city or in this portion of the state, he capitulated. 
Mr. Dick or "Manny," as all his friends call him. 
is a native son of Quincy and received his education at 
St. Francis College. He was inducted into the milling 
business at the old Tellico Mills. After he had learned 
how to manufacture three barrels of flour out of about 
a peck ot wheat, they sent him out to the brewery, and 
as manager of Dick & Brothers Quincy Brewery he is 
today one of Quincy's leading business men. If there 
is a proposition on for the advancement of Quincy 
there you will find A. R. up in the front of the pro- 
cession. Mr. Dick is interested in so many Quincy en- 
terprises that this publication has not sufficient space 
to enumerate all of tnem. But any time you desire to 
see Mr. Dick, all you have to do is to go to the brewery 
any time during busiuess hours, and you will find him 
in his office or about the plant. He is always ready 
to listen to any proposition that will be for the ad- 
vancement and betterment of Quincy. Infinite is the 
detail of the modern brewery manager, and one famil- 
iar only with the outside aspect of a brewery has no 
conception of the appalling amount of labor and worry 
that is involved in the management of a mod?rn up- 
to-date bre-.', eiy. To make the best beer and to treat 
tr.eir patrons with courtesy is more than a hobby 
with with .Mr. Dick. It is the policy of their concern 
and that is one reason why Dick & Brothers Pilsener 
beer is popular and why their plant is increasing in 
size. Mr. Dick stands for all that makes for the bet- 
terment of mankind, and is a liberal contributor to all 
worthy charities As a relaxation, he may, when he 
has time, be seen at a ball game or riding in his au- 
tomobile, which, by the way, is vastly different from 
the first one he owned, but at that he doesn't aspire 
not to be an oracle in base ball or sporting matters, 
but say. just ask him about Dick & Brothers Pilsener 
beer and you are in for a treatise on beer, and he will 
convince you that their beer is the best brewed. 



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WILLIAM C. PICK 



HIS slogan is purity, and purity is his song, and 
wiien he says Purity, you may know that he 
is tallving about Purity Coal. The Lily White 
Brand ot Purity, and the coal without a 
clinker. Will as everyone calls him, w'as born on a 
severely cold blustry day in March, in 1S66, and re- 
membering in after life how cold it was, that is why 
he went into the coal business. 

He was educated in the public schools, finishing 
his education at Chaddock College. He was connected 
with the bu.=!iness office of the Whig for seven or eight 
years, then into the saw mill business, no, he didn'l 
run a saw or roll logs, he w-as too strong, but he 
worked in the office in the Quincy Saw Mill Co. Then 
he received an appointment in the post office and was 
made an assistant to superintendent of carriers; then 
he resigned and, although a Republican in politics, was 
appointed by a Democratic postmaster, and had charge 
of the money order department. Mr Fick is not a 
politician, and does not like politics, because he can- 
not disemble. He cannot tell a lie, and if he were in 
politics and cut down the political cherry tree, he like 
the immortal Ceorge, would fess up to it. After leav- 
ing the post office, he became a member of the firm 
of Risto & Fick, tile an mantle company, and wliile 
they were in the tile business, every tile floor in 
Quincy was laid by his firm. 

During the Anthracite coal strike, Mr. Fick orga- 
nized the Fick Coal Co., and his firm control the out- 
put of a number of mines producing the best coal, and 
that is why he sings Purity, and he will tell you, his 
coal is as pure as the Hly and free from sulphur and 
clinkers, and as president of the Fick Coal Company 
his slogan is Purity and a full ton to each and every 
customer. He is a Mason, a Knight Templar, a charter 
member of Quincy Lodge B. P. O. E., a member 
of the North Side Boat Club, and is a member of the 
Hook-'Em Kows, his number Is 100. On his anniversary 
of his natal day, he celebrates by having a noodle 
soup and Lemon Pie dinner, but don't forget he is 
the Purity coal man, and of you should, he will cer- 
tainly remind you of it the first time he has occasion 
to do so. 



WILLIAM J. RUFF 



PARIS had her celebrated savant, Louis Pastiir, 
whom the world over is recognized as a pub- 
lic benefactor. Quincy aiso has a public 
benefactor and no less a savant, to whom in 
years to come, the world at large will recog- 
nize as a real public benefactor. If one will delve back 
into history, he will see that beer covers a period of 
several thousand years; aiso see it mentioned in the 
early E^'yptian writings, as early as the fourth Dynasty 
by Papyrat, of the time of Seti the First, 1300 B. C. In 
the second book of Heroditus, 450 B. C. we are told that 
the Egyptians made beer from red barley 

So beer is not a new beverage as many of us oftimes 
think, but the Lager Beer (lager meaning aged) that 
we today relish so much, is a vastly different beverage 
from that of the time of Herodotus. Pure, better, more 
invigorating and with real food giving properties. Many 
people ask why does beer become sour upon its exposure 
to the air. Because of invisible germs always present 
in the atmosphere. This is also the reason why milk 
turns sour, and when the atmospheric gems are exclud- 
ed, no fermentation or souring takes place. It devolved 
upon a no less persona?e than the one whose picture is 
on the opposite page, to invent and perfect the process 
of automatically pasteurizing or sterilizing of beer, a 
process obviating the use of chemicals. This invention 
and process today is used in the bottlerys of the larger 
brewing plants of America. Mr. Ruff, the inventor, it 
a native son of Quincy, brought up in the atmosphere 
of the brewing industry. At the age of IS, he was sent 
to the Worms' Brewing School on the Rhine, where of a 
class of 7 3, at graduation, he had the distinction and 
honor of being one of nineteen to receive a Master 
brewer's license. Returning he became Master Brewer 
of the Ruff" Brewing Co. In 1S96 he was given the man- 
agement of the plant. Always of an inquisitive and in- 
ventive nature, at the age of 8, he invented a patent 
dinner pail that kept the food warm. The refrigerating 
machine in use at the Ruff Brewing Co., is also of his 
designing, and much of the machinery used in and 
about the plant are the result of his fertile mind. But 
don't think for one minute that the brewing business 
is all he thinks of. He is a conservative business man, 
genial, companionable, and nothing pleases him so much 
as to entertain a crowd of his friends by acting as chef 
at a luncheon, A La Fresco. Their brand Xoxall is as 
true as it is that he is the inventor of the first mechani- 
cal cow milker — ask him, 

Mr. Ruff is a Mason, K. T., a member of Ghazzeh 
Grotto, a B. p. O. E. and H. E. K., and one of 
his greatest pleasures is to entertain at his home a 
crowd of children, and he is known far and wide as the 
kiddies' friend. 



JOHN JOSEPH MORIARTY 



SOMH; one lias said, "Show nie a successful poli- 
tician, and I will show you an Irishman," but 
when you see John, you see both. Did you ever 
hear .John speak Spanish? If you have not, just say, 
"Beuena Notches" to .J. J. 

John was born in Seneca, Kansas, in 1S60, and re- 
ceived his education at St. Mary's College, St. Mary's. 
Kansas. John wanted to go into business, so he 
packed his j.'ri|), bought a ticket to Kansas City, Mo., 
the metropolis, and went into the hide and wool busi- 
ness and the house soon made him a buyer. John 
bought a Spanish grammar and dictionary and as- 
siduously applied himself to learning the patois of the 
Spanish and started for New Mexico, where he ran 
the skin game, I mean the hide and wool business, 
and was one of the best known hide and wool buyers 
in the country. They do say that he could strum on 
a guitar and a mandolin better than a native, and if 
the prospective owner of a car load of hides and pelts 
was obstreperous or diffident John would hie himself 
away and under the Mexican silver moon, would sere- 
nade the owner and his family with La Paloma and 
other Spanish selections, until the owner would, at 
the instance of the female portion of his household, 
invite John into the house. Then it was as good as 
settled, and John named the price after he had ren- 
dered one or two more of his Mexican selections. Of 
course, John didn't pay more than the hides were 
worth because he didn't desire to encourage extrav- 
agance on the part of the rancher. 

In 1892, John learning that Quincy was a Demo- 
cratic city, removed to Quincy and was connected with 
the Hirsh Hide and Wool company for about two 
years, and since that time has been with the firm of 
Boles & Rogers as branch manager. He served eight 
years in the city council and is known as a -fighter, 
always standing for the people and seeins to it that 
they get their rights. At present, although not a 
member of the board of aldermen, John is always there 
to speak for the interests of the public, and he is 
known as Citizen Moriarty and his many friends pro- 
pose him as the Democratic candidate for mayor. 

Mr. Moriarty is a member of the Knights of Co- 
lumbus, a member of the T. P. A., and is serving his 
second term as a member of the national board of di- 
rectors, a special honor seldom conferred. 



SIDNEY H. LANDCRAFT 



SlI) AS his intimates call him, is certainly tlie 
"show nie" kid, having been born as he was in 
Missouri becomes rightly by his patronomyic 
■•show me." Sidney was brought up in the 
stove business and that is also a reason why he is 
a warm member. He as sales manager for the Sher- 
idan Manufacturing Co. has certainly made good, and 
if there is any place from Halifax to Hudson Bay or 
Crays Harbor to the City of Mexico or from Santiago 
to Key West, that the Sheridan stove is not sold and 
in use, that is not Sid's fault. Having a corps of live 
wires as salesmen and being of high voltage himself, 
he impresses upon each live wire so firmly that they 
in turn impress on the customer that all of the iron 
used in the Sheridan ranse or stove is of the very best. 
The workmanship is of the best and that the output 
of the Sheridan Stove Manufacturing Co. can't be beat 
and proceeds to show them why and proves it. That 
is why they manufacture more than 1368 different 
kinds of stoves. They manufacture stoves that are 
suitable for any climate, from Greenland's icy moun- 
tains to India's coral strands. Sidney is demonstrating 
the qualities of the stove, pure, absolutely pure. Each 
and every pound of iron is analyzed before being made 
up, even the hole where the lid fits Sid will tell you is 
better than in other makes of stoves. Why? Because 
they are siuoothly finished and do not catch the dirt. 
Draw, say, that's the reason they make the bottoms 
and legs so heavy, they draw so well that they have 
to keep them from going up the flue, although Sidney 
comes rightly by it, he did not learn all about it in 
Quincy, but was in Detroit for years and much (o the 
regret of his friends has again returned to the Strait 
City. They wanted a sales manager in Detroit who 
could gather a bunch of live wires around them and sell 
stoves, so they sent for Sid. Sidney always manattes to 
get some time away from the stove business, and is 
there a social event on, well, there you will find Sid- 
ney in his evening togs leading the German or wait 
me around again Sidney For relaxation on the links 
at the Country Club you will find him and his friend. 
Prunes Scudder, engaged in a golf match, or at the 
ball game rooting, a member of the Commrecial Club 
boosting, as worthy pasture guard of the Hook-'Em- 
Cows, Sidney when not ensaged in business was usually 
to be found with the most worthy mother cow, Carl 
Steinwedell. Let a bunch of Shriners congregate there 
you will find Sidney. And missed is he, well, ask any 
of the boys and they will all tell you. Yes, he is very 
much missed, and there is woe and lamentation in the 
places that once knew him and now remember him witli 
a fond and loving remembrance. 



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CARL STEINWEDELL 



THK MOST worthy mother cow of the hook-'em 
cows pasture No. 1. Everybody knows Carl, 
who was born and raised in Quincy and grad- 
uated in 1903 at the University ot Illinois, 
with the degree of B. S. Which means Bachelor ot 
Science. Yes, it does. When he graduated Carl 
wanted to become a professional ball player, having 
played third base vvith the U team and attracted so much 
attention to his brilliant playing that Coniiskey, of the 
White Sox, offered him a $10,000 contract after a 
red hot scramble for his services by the Boston Amer- 
ican team and the Athletics of Philadelphia, but not 
for Carl. The Pater wouldn't stand for it. Nix. And 
so Carl went up to St. Paul with the Swedes and went 
into the gas business. After Carl had shown the 
Swedes of the Twin City how to extract more gas from 
a pound of coal than they ever thought was in it, he 
tcok Horace Greeley's advice and went West to Butte, 
Montana. Tiring of the barren hills, he removed to 
Cleveland because of its famous Euclid Ave., which 
was so much like his native Quincy. Then the capital 
city of the state, Columbus wanted to know some- 
thing first hand about Carl's theories of gas making. 
Then Quebec, Canada, wanting purer, cheaper and 
better gas sent for Carl and he iearned them how lo 
make sas. Yes, he is some expert, Carl is, ask him 
how much gas he can extract from a ton of coal and 
he doesn't need a pencil and paper to tell you. Re- 
turning home on a visit Carl organized the Hook-'Em- 
Cows. Carl can never be accused of being near with 
his ducats for it is one of his pleasures to get a bunch 
of his friends together and then as host there is noth- 
ing too good for them. Golden pheasants by the crate, 
Mumm's extra dry and a couple of bales of cigars is 
only a starter. In addition to Carl's talents as a gas 
expert and a star third baseman, ask any of Carl's 
friends about his vocal abilities and they will un- 
animously tell you that Carl's solo Christopher Co- 
lumbo is one of the classics and it certainly is, having 
been adopted by the Hook-'Em-Cows as its official 
Ode. Carl is a Shriner, being a member of Aladdin 
Temple ot Columbus, Ohio, also a member of Ghazzeh 
Grotto Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the En- 
chanted Realms at Quincy, Illinois. 



EDWIN G. BUERKIN 



NOBODY ever thinks to call him Edwin — it is al- 
ways Ed. And by that patronomic he is known 
trom where the muddy waters of the Missib- 
sippi lave the docks at Quincy, tc where Uie 
sun kisses the hills of the land of the Aurora 
Borealis, and had he lived when rapid transit was known 
by the speed of river packets, and when word frow New 
York by mail in four weeks was fast time, he would 
have been hailed in the termology in those days, as a 
"Wood Butcher" or Carpenter He diln't live then, 
liowever. but now when rapid transit is reality and tiif 
C'adillac and areoplanes are wonders to behold, and in 
the colloquial English of the period, h." is known at, 
"The gentlemanly Contractor," who handles estimates 
lor sky scrapers and large public buildings, as it tliey 
were estimates for chicken coops. He is not so conse- 
crated to business, however, that he can have no eye 
for the passing beauties of the hour. Ed Buerkin has 
an eye for the pretty things of life and being. Whetheir 
iii the shape of automobiles, motor boats, or sisters of 
mankind. He loves the horse, notwithstanding the au- 
tomobile can go faster. He loves the yacht, notwith- 
standing the steam launch or power boats are 
speedier. He loves womankind, "th« younger", not- 
withstanding he was taught in youth to be careful of 
Goo-Goo eyes, and to give to the velvety touch as little 
heed as he would to the bruised head of the original 
serpent. Ed Buerkin likes the girls and the gi"Is li'ip 
him, and the great problem of his existence i-s to con- 
vert the mutual fondness into sometihing more tangible 
than polite conversation on the weather and the latest 
thing in lorgnettes. But the girls have no corner on 
Ed.; he is liked by everybody, just because he is first 
on every proposition. A good fellow v. hose goodness 
is not hypotiiecated by or for consideration of po'.icy. 




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EDWIN PARKER ALLEN 



As a campaigner who campaigns all the time and 
for a young man, Mr. Allen deserves more 
than passing mention, because when only 
twenty-six years old he was elected city attor- 
ney by a democratic plurality of 21.51, and that is go- 
ing some for a young attorney only admitted to the 
bar two years. 

Mr. Allen was born in Quincy and raised on a 
farm. He was educated by a private tutor, attended 
and graduated at the Union Business College, read law 
with W. L. Vandeventer and Homer Swope, until he 
knew Blackstone and Torts forward, backward, side- 
ways and through the middle. He attended night law 
school at the Gem City Business College and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1907, elected city attorney in 1909 
and in 1911 was nominated by acclamation and un- 
animously re-elected. In the recent democratic prim- 
ary, he was a candidate for state's attorney and car- 
ried the City of Quincy by 563, the country vote going 
against him. That is one reason why Mr. Allen is a 
good roads booster. Had the roads been in a condi- 
tion to make a campaign in the country possible, he 
would have won in the primary, and as it was. his 
popularity was demonstrated by the vote he received. 
He is a man of firm convictions and believes in enforc- 
ing the law without fear or favor and brooks no dicta- 
tion from political bosses. 

He is the owner of the Allendale Poultry Farms, 
two miles from town, where he devotes his spare tinit 
to poultry. Allendale Farms are known far and wide 
and is one of the progressive poultry farms The 
White, Buff and Black Orpingtons, Rose Comb Rhode 
Island Reds and Single Comb Rhode Island Reds 
raised on the Allendale Poultry Farms are always the 
envy of the other poultry raisers and prize winners at 
the poultry shows. Talk to Mr. Allen about poultry 
and he will tell you that the cackle of the American 
hens are swelling into a mighty chorus. Sixteen bil- 
lions of these small citizens announce the arrival of a 
"fresh laid" and the sound of their bragging is wax- 
ing loud in the land. 

Mr. Allen is secretary of the Democratic County 
Central Committee, secretary of the State White Orp- 
ington Club, is a Mason, a member of the Elks, the 
Quincy Turn Vereine and a Hook-'Em-Cow. 

Mr. Allen is married and if you want to hear a 
really clever story, ask him to tell you about his little 
daughter finding her tirst dimple. 




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HARRY F. HOFER 



To HARRY, everybody in Quiiicy and hundreds o( 
places can say, "I REMEMBER YOU." Why — 
well if there is anything in the amusement 
line in Quiney that Harry is not "IT" or the 
director of — show me For years he was in the insur- 
ance business, but it was not exciting enough. Mr. 
Hofer wanted the elixir of chance; he wanted to ex- 
perience the sensation that comes to him who is all in 
on the selling plater that goes to the post with Kiu to 
1 posted against him for a place. He has had plenty 
of that sort of experience — when he went up against 
the chance to buy a base ball franchise and become 
the magnet that he is, because the venture was a 
risky one for the beginner Harry is fonder of taking 
chances than a Senegambian is of taking chickens; it is 
pie for him to pay big prices for untired playjrs. It 
was a disappointment when he bought a playe,- whose 
record was above the average. 

For nineteen years he has acted as treasurer of 
the Empire Theatre, and has handled by the dollar 
more than a million simoleans, and never lost or short- 
ed a nickel. To fill the position it was necessary for 
hinj to cultivate a brand new style of smile and tO as- 
sume a soft ingenuousness that knew no guile. He 
must adapt himself to the r hims of female patrons, 
who demand a front row seat in the parquet, notwith- 
standing every seat is sold, or else who demand a rail 
roost in the balcony, when the S. R. O. sign is dis_ 
played. He must be able to exude salve talk to im- 
portune leaders for coraplimentarles, who base then 
claims on the profession, or the fact that they may be 
chore boys in newspaper offices. He must have all his 
qualities fully developed, else he is likely to depop- 
uJJirize his theatre and himself, and go about the lown 
an object of scorn and derision. Now, Harry has 
served a long apprenticeship in the theatrical business, 
and has acquired a Sang Frold, of a well balanced busi- 
ness man of the world, and a vocabulary that quali- 
fied . iva to discuss the Panama canal treaty with the 
members of Creatore's band. He is manager of Quin- 
cy's poinilar amusement place. Highland Park, and 
nothing Is too big for Hiarry to pull off in the way of 
amusement. In the winter time, he is either giving 
an automobile show, and it is some show believe me, 
or giving a demonstration of physical culture to a 
hoard of enthusiastic business and professional men; 
no, the insurance business was not for Harry. 



F. A. JENKINS 



FRANK is a native of Green Lake, Wis. Arriving 
there in 1862. Learning the photographic bus- 
iness, and hearing of Bill Nye, Buffalo Bill and 
other western celebrities, he thought he 
would go out west and make some really good 
photographs, and he certainly did, and the people of 
Cheyenne, Wyo., made it so pleasant for him, that he as 
one of the members of the firm of Jenkins Bros., re- 
mained in Cheyenne for eleven years. While in the 
photograph business he was sent to make a photograph 
of the noted criminal, Alfred Packer, the Cannibal, who 
confessed to cannibalism while incarcerated. Packer, 
while lost in the mountains on a prospective tour with 
other companions and unable to procure food, mur- 
dered his companions and ate of their flesh to prolong 
liis own life. While the picture was being made Packer 
endeavored to resist and made horrible grimaces in an 
effort to spoil the picture, but Frank was an adept at 
making faces himself, and got next to his likeness. 
About this time tiring of photography and having pho- 
tographed all of the western celebrities, Frank joined 
the Beach & Bowers Minstrels and was the well known 
sensaJonal tenor soloist, remaining with them for 
two years, drawing a larger salary than any soloist at 
that time engaged in the business. In 1900 Prank 
came to Quincy and liked it so well and is so well liked 
and popular that he is still here, and as the popular 
manager of the Newcomb Hotel, he has more than made 
good. He has peculiar qualities that a successful 
hotel man must have. He must at all times have the 
choice and unusual gift of making a complaining guest 
who yells because the water is too hot or too cold be- 
lieve he is doing the house a favor by kicking. Some 
guests expect to be welcomed as Princes and entertain- 
ed as Senators. Well, Frank is on the job at all times, 
and takes everything that comes his way with a cheerful 
resignation. Does a guest register a kick. Well, 
Frank is an adept at curbing the guests impatience, and 
restoring him to his usual good temiier. As house man 
ager of the Newcomb, he is compelled to listen to all 
the hoary old chestnuts told as new ones and smile as if 
he had never heard them, Frank as manager, is in short, 
to the Newcomb Hotel, what the steering gear is tn an 
automobile 



GEO. P. BEHRENSMEYER 



SOME one tells the story of the architect, who 
drew the plans tor a house and forgot to put 
in the stairway; not so with George, because 
as you can see he is showing just where the 
stairs go. He is thorough if nothing else. He 
was educated in the Quincy Public Schools, a graduate 
of the Gem City Business College, then served his ap- 
prenticeship at the carpenter trade, entered the Illinois 
State University and graduated in Architecture with the 
Degree B. S. In 1893 he bought a couple of tressels 
and a drawing board and began business as an Archi- 
tect and is recognized as the leading Architect in this 
section. 

Among the prominent buildings erected by him in the 
City of Quincy. for which he was Architect, may be 
mentioned the Masonic Temple, Church of St. Rose of 
Lima, Hotel Quincy, Sinnock building, Franklin and 
Lincoln Schools, Blessing Hospital addition. Nurses' 
Home and E)mergency Ward, Foundry and Pattern Shop 
of the Gardner Governor Company, the Excelsior Stov? 
Works, Koenig & Luhr's Wagon Works, Ice Machine 
Boiler House, Bottling House and Stack for the Dick 
Bros., Brewing Company, Quincy Foundry, Michaelman 
Boiler Works, the Van Doorn Company's building, 
Brenner and Williams Flats; among the residences 
those of W. T. Duker, Frank Dick, Frank Miller, A. 
Urban, Will .Jansen and R. Boeckenhoff, residence and 
store building. The Villa. Kathrine, ( a Moorish cas- 
tle) First German M. E. Church, Bethel M. E. Church, 
the Congregational Church at Mendon, HI., Adams 
county. 

Mr. Behrensmeyer was the first architect in Quincy 
who prepared plans and directed the construction of 
absolute tire-proof buildings, among which may be 
mentioned Hotel Quincy, The Home Telephone Co.'s 
building, and the six story addition to the Excelsior 
Stove Works. He was also architect for the handsome 
residence of H. M. Green, situated on the biuli overlook- 
ing the Power Plant at Keokuk, Iowa; also the A. S. O. 
at Kirksville, Mo., and Warren Hamilton's residence. 
He has just completed the M. M. Monks' residence at 
Plymouth, 111. Was the architect for the recently com- 
pleted Princess Theater, which is the finest N.cKel- 
odeon in the State of Illinois. 

Mr. Behrensmeyer is a member cf the Sigma Ui Kapiii 
Chai Delphi Literary Society, K. T., Past Chancellor of 
K. P.'s, Past Exalted Ruler of the B. P. O. E., and is 
also a member of the F. O. E.'s and H. E. K. Mr. 
Behrensmeyer's well known ability as an architect has 
made him one of the best known architects in the State 
of Illinois. 



WM. PFEIFFER 



HE is the Vice President and Treasurer of the 
Quinoy Show Case Works, and he is calling 
your attention to one of the many cases they 
manufacture. This one is known as the 
"Quincy Special." Wherever you go you will 
find their cases. Mr. Pfeiffer is a native of Quincy, and 
is more than conversant with his business, having been 
brought up in it, and his slogan is "What would the 
world do without a Quincy Show Case? How would 
they display their goods, not that other manufacturers 
do not manufacture show cases, but he can and will 
demonstrate to you that the "Quincy Special" Show 
Case can give them all cards and spades and beat them 
to it when it comes to making show cases. 

In a spirited contest he was chosen to be the first 
Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, having 
received the largest number of votes in the campaign. 
He is a typical Quincyan and is not satisfied to to praise 
his own town to strangers within the gates. 

To emphasize its manifold attractions and dote on 
its superiority as a place of residence, but Will won't 
be content with that. Ti.e major key isn't forte enough 
for him to satitate his desire to publish the merits of 
Quincy, he goes to different places where he can make 
comparisons, and reduce conclusions to intensify the 
glory of his home; other places have water fronts, riv- 
ers, lagoons, parkways, parks, boulevards, esplanades, 
quays and plazas, and they are all very fine. Mr. 
Pfeiffer will tell the prideful inhabitants of such 
places that they ought to be as they are very proud of 
their natural beauties and artificial improvements, and 
he will capture a column or two in the local papers Lo 
praise as superb the facilities for pleasure and recrea- 
tion, but he never fails to interlard or interpolate a 
sufficient quantity of praise for Quincy to make the 
reader understand that after all his comparison with 
Quincy, and other city is only a way-station on the map. 
His admiration of Quincy is not at all simulated, beauty 
of landscape and neatness of surroundings are demand- 
ed to meet his standing of the tolerable. He is a typ- 
i^l Quincyite and none is so mean as to question his 
sincerity or doubt his loyalty to the town. He is a 
member of the Country Club, a Shriner. and Rlk and 
a H. E. K. 



L. H. BERGER 



BORN in Boston, raised and receiving his educa- 
tion in Quincy from private tutors and in prep 
scliools, he read law under the guidance of Col. 
Jackson Grimshaw, and the Hon. O. H. Brown- 
ing, who was Secretary of War under President 
.Johnson. The year after the Centennial Mr. Berger was 
admitted to the bar and began the practice of law; was 
Corporation and City Attorney 18S6-T and while in of- 
fice drafted the celebrated Cow Law, an ordinance com- 
pelling all the cows to be kept in an enclosed lot or 
pasture, which was passed by the City Council. No 
ordinance ever created as great fi furore as did the cel- 
ebrated cow law, and Mr. Berger was called the Cow- 
Lawyer. As City Attorney, he was compelled to de- 
fend the interests of the city and of the fifty-five attor- 
neys practicing at the time, in Quincy, he was the only 
one that believed in its constitutionality. During hi.^ 
term he was compelled to prosecute over 800 cases, only 
to be defeated in Justice and County Courts. Did they 
beat him? Not Louis H. Berger. One glance at those 
sharply cut features, and you are convinced that you are 
looking at a tighter, and you are. What a thorough- 
bred bull-dog is in a leghold scrap with a terrier, Mr. 
Berger is in any kind of a tussle in court. When he 
lands on a' point he stays there until the judge poura 
water and uses a hot poker to pry him off. He doesn't 
know when he's licked. His tenacity is comparable on- 
ly to his own enthusiasm and that client who doesn' 
get his money's worth, whether he wins or loses, wouiu 
probably consider the late appropriation for the Panama 
Canal a wholly inadequate measure, but Mr. Berger is 
not a bold and forward man; on the contrary, he is 
naturally bashful and timid. This phase of his charac- 
ter was illustrated on his first appsarance in the Appel- 
late Court. He had a strong belief and a powerful ar- 
gument prepared. When he came to speak, he experi 
enced that feeling of terpredation and stage fright that 
makes the tongue stick to the back teeth. Your Honor, 
he said diffidently, "this is a case of importance; this 
is a case of importance. Your Honor; this case is — 
important. I am here Your Honor, to argue this im- 
portant case on its merits," at which point the presid- 
ing judge broke in, and in a candid voice, encouraged 
Mr. Berger, "proceed," said he, "so far the Court is 
with you, Mr. Berger." It is related that Mr. Berger 
gathered in confidence from this helpful remark, rallied 
and for the edification of the court, discliarged the most 
brilliant essay of verbal pyrotechnics ever shot off in 
Springfield. Mr. Berger is not only a pugnacious and 
successful lawyer, but knows a thing or two about pol- 
itics, and in any campaign you may hear him extolling 
the virtues of Democracy, and he is some orator, be- 
lieve me. 



CAPTAIN W. A. LONG 



No. this is not Captain Jinks of the Hurse 
Marines, but a '■reglai" Captain in a "reg- 
lar" army. In 1899 tiring of the duties of 
the pedagogue and his heart thrilling with 
patriotism and harking to his country call, he 
enlisted as a private in the ranks of A Com- 
pany, 2Sth Infantry, V. S. A., and was sent to the Phil- 
ippines when at the expiration of three years, he was 
honorably discharged as sergeant of his company. He 
p"ssed his examination and was appointed second lieu- 
tenant of the Philippine Constabulary. 

President Taft, then governor general of the Islands 
signing and presenting him with his commission as 
second lieutenant. The Captain was sent to the World's 
Fair at St. Louis in 1903, as commander of 11th Com- 
panv, Philippine Constabulary. At the expiration of 
the Fair, he tendered his resignation, which was tear- 
fully and regretfully accepted by a grateful nation. 
Having satiated his thirst for gore, his heart again 
longed for civil pursuits and returning to Chicago, was 
tlected a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. Com- 
ing to Quincy, where he opened the well known broker- 
age house, of which he is the head, that of W. A. Long 
& Co His business is to sell Grain, Provisions and 
Stocks; that is his business, but that is not what he 
does — what he does is to agree to sell those staples ol 
the speculative market for a slight consideration in the 
way of a commission. His business designation is 
broker, by which those on the inside know, but no 
matter how fortune treats the customer, the commission 
man breaks even, he just can't lose. Whether the 
market goes up or down, the broker smiles, commiser- 
ates and pockets his fee. That is a secret of his busi- 
ness that no broker would care to have revealed, and 
we refer to it darkly just to enable the reader hereof to 
make a guess, if he guesses wrong, he would have other 
guesses coming, and Captain Long would be delighted 
to have him give a matinee performance of guessing 
through his business house at so much a guess. Away 
from his business, the Captain is one of Quincy's most 
popular young business men, and as a relaxation, al- 
most any afternoon and evening, he may I v seen in his 
gasoline wagon, seeing just how far he can keep fron. 
running over dogs, chickens, pigs, and sometimes men 
and women: as a side issue and just to show that he 
is still patriotic, and desirous of keeping his hand in, 
he accepted the appointment as Captain of F. Company, 
Fifth 111. Infantry. "Once a Soldier, always a Soldier." 
He is a living example of a native lowaian, transplanted 
at an early age to the glorious climate of California. 
He wanted to teach school in Oregon with a shot-gun, 
but the "destrict" supervisors wouldn't stand for it, so 
he enlisted in "Reglar" U. S. A. Pedagoging, soldier- 
ing and brokering is going some; well, that's the Cap- 
tain's gait — Go — Go — and Keep Going. 



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GUSTAV ADOLPH URBAN 



OTT, as every one calls him, was nK-nied after the 
King- of Sweden, and like his friend, Will Fick, 
was born in the month of March. He was 
raised in Nauvoo, it being his birthplace, and 
in 1881, came to Quincy. When he was 18 
years old. he started out on the road as a salesman. In 
In 1S9S he succeeded his brother, Wm. A., in the whole- 
sale liquor business, and in 1909 incorporated as A. 
I'rban & Son, and is President and General Manager. 
Just how facile a man may be in accumulating a for- 
tune in this country Is exemplified by the successful 
business career of Mr. Urban. Mr. Urban is essentiallv 
a home man, finding his greatest contentment with his 
wife and chi'dren. His acquaintance with men of af- 
fairs is large and his experience is full. He places a 
very high value on his word which passes current any- 
where and everywhere he may use it to promote his 
interests. He has the distinction of being the promoter 
of the Hotel Quincy, is a director of Gem City Hotel 
Co., owners of Hotel Quincy and director in the Illinois 
State Bank. He is a member of the B. P. O. E., T. P. A. 
Post A., Quincy, Owls, Moose, H. E. K., South Side 
Boat Club and Power Boat Club. He is an example of 
what push and progress will do, believes in public im- 
provements. He has been satisfied to pay his taxes and 
let others scramble for office. Could he be prevailed 
upon to take a place on any of the city's commissions, 
he would contribute to the transactions of business, ex- 
cellent judgment, trained experience and unselfish de- 
votion to the interests of its business. 



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JOHN PICK 



SEE me get him, John says. Does he get him. 
well. I guess not. -Xit." Why? Well be- 
cause if you will notice it takes more than 
feathers to kill a rabbit, and that's what John's 
gun is loaded with. It took John a whole day 
to find out that he couldn't kill anything with feathers, 
.john went duck shooting and some of the members of 
the Rambling club extracted the shot from the shells 
and substituted the feathers and John shot and shot 

all morning, and would explain I got him, see the 

feathers, and that was all he got, merely feathers 
Crossing a field, John ran up against Mr. Bunny, and 
taking careful aim, and fired again, and finally wise to 
the fact that some one had put up a job on him, and 
opening the shells, found that they were all loaded with 
feathers. Finally in disgust he started back to 
town, and being somewhat hungry he stopped at tho 
first market and purchased some hamburger, and 
stopped at Ruff's Brewery and suggested to Edgar 
Ruff that if he would furnish the bread and onions and 
the celebrated Noxall and cook it, he would furnish 
the hamburger. So Edgar acted as chef and host; after 
the hamburger was served, he proceeded to dine and 
at the first mouthful Edgar spit it out, and John 
asking him what was the matter, said it didn't smell 
good. John said, the onions you used are not good. Ed- 
gar replied, the onions were all right but the hambur- 
ger was ptink. Each was accusing the other, and juit 
then Mr. Will Ruff appeared on the scene, and inquired 
who w'as cutting up his hyacinth bulbs, when he learned 
t.iat they had used his hyacinth bulbs he had imported, 
thinking they were onions. So John said, "No luck to- 
day. Goodbye," and jumped into his White Steamer and 
started to look for customers. And John is some coal 
salesman, believe us. He is city salesmanager for the 
Pick Coal Co., and like his brother Will, sings the song 
of Purity Coal. When he hears of a prospective cus- 
tomer, does he 'phone to him, not John — he hits his 
White Steamer on the back and personally interviews 
the prospective customer and sticks until he lands 't. 
He is some salesman, John is. John says that if were 
not for Purity Coal, there would not be any river ex- 
cursions, because they use it on all the boats, and any 
other coal but Purity would make so much smoke ana 
soot that the ladies could not wear white gowns, and 
consequently wouldn't go. For if the ladies didn't go. 



there wouldn't be anv excursion. 



R. E. HACKMAN 



IT is not every man that can become a successful 
Directory publisher. A man must be partic- 
ularly adapted to the business. Dick started 
out in life on the road in the soap business, and 
spent years at it. Among other firms he trav- 
elled for was the N. K. Fairbanks Company. Then he 
thought if he was smooth enough to sell soap, why noi 
go into the Directory business. So sixteen years ago 
he broke into the Directory business and by looking at 
his picture you can see by the contented expression he 
wearj ihat he is more than doing well. Many Directory 
publishers publish a Directory once in a town, and with 
some of them once is once too often, that is — for the 
good of the town. But not so with Dick; he never gets 
a person's name wrong; never gets him mixed up with 
some other business, but always right. Doesn't prom- 
ise, like some, a lot of impossible things that he never 
Intends to do, but does everything he promises, and hio 
word is as good as his bond; that's why he can go back 
year after year, as he does, to cities like Jacksonville, 
Marion, Quincy, Illinois; Brookfleld, Moberiy, St. 
Charles, .Jefferson City, Columbia and Kirksville, Mo., 
Ft. Madison, la.; Washington, Ind., and Ocher towns. 
You never find in any of the Directories published by 
R. E. Hackman & Co., "Rev. .John Miller, Pastor — M. E. 
Church Study — the Star Saloon, open from 6 a. m. until 
12 p. m." as you do in some directories; that would 
cause dissatisfaction and be wrong, and Dick is aiwayt. 
light, and if you see it in any of his directories, like 
the New York Sun, it is so, and may be depended upon. 
It isn't every man that can approach a residence on 
wash day and say to the hurrying, busy housewife, 
' Good morning, Mrs. Bowers, what is your husband's 
full name and occupation?" and receive a polite reply. 
He must have sufficient foresight to inquire of the ppr- 
Eon previously called upon, the name of the next door 
reighbor; that is only one of the many secrets in the 
Directory business. He must also know how to ap- 
proach a hungry, ferocious dog. Well, he has it down 
so pat that even the dogs are glad to see him. He has 
been in the business so long that the people as soon as 
they learn he is in the city, have all the data ready tor 
him. Richard is a T. P. A., and one that is heart and 
soul in the work, and no gathering of .the T. P. A.'s 
would be complete without him. He is also a Hook 
'Em Kow, 



IT IS somewhere written that the noblest work of 
the Creator, is a physician. There are pessimists 
who adhere to the belief that there are no noble 
works in existenca today. They are little 
enough to say, they are all quacks. The deduction is 
arrivable from the logic of reasoning, the well known 
povstiulate backward p3ssimism has not prodity, but 
misanthrops, and in spite of the lugubrious statement 
of the Apostle of the decadant cult, we must insist 
that the Creator has many pieces of bric-a-brac, and 
articles of virtue, adorning life today, and one of them 
is Dr. Blickhan, who is a native of Quincy, and was 
a student of the public schools, and completed a 
course at the Gem City Business College. He, like his 
brother in the profession, Dr. Knox, learned the 
printer's trade, and while so employed became inter- 
ested in some medical works, and made up his mind 
he would become a physician. He took a preparatory 
course and matriculated at Rush Medical College 
Chicago, and then entered the Keokuk Medical Col- 
leeg at Keokuk, Iowa, graduating in the spring of 
1901. Returning to Quincy, he opened an office and 
has since been engaged in general practice. He man! 
fests in the discharge of his duties a conscientious pur- 
pose and a devotion to his work, and has won for him- 
self a place among the leading members of the medical 
fraternity of this city. 

Dr. Blickhan is independent in his political views, 
although he favors the democratic party. He is in- 
terested in various enterprises of the city, particularly 
those which have for their office, the general good and 
betterment of Quincy. The doctor is a member of 
various fr:iti'riial "r.itanlaztions. 



JOHN T. INGHRAM 



THREE times in his life he admits being really 
scared. When he graduated from High school, 
when he palssed his examination admitting 
him to the Bar, and one evening in 1S9S when 
he was married. In 1906, the county supervisors ap- 
pointed him County Attorney. 

Counsellor Inghram has two axioms. The band is 
quicker than the eye, and things are not what they 
seem These two axioms are explained by Mr. Ingh- 
ram — he is the attorney of the county of Adams. If 
the eye were quicker than the hand, and things are 
what they seem, the board of supervisors would need 
no attorney; every account would be right on sight. 
Nobody could be astute enough to put up a job on 
the county and the county work would be done in tht, 
good old-fashioned way. But the board of supervisora 
must have somebody shrewd enough to detect slight. 
of-hand work of any kind, in dealing with the county, 
and who can see through an illusion quicker than a 
road builder can swear to services never performed. 
Mr. Inghram is that kind of a man. In the matter of 
prestidigitating padded accounts, palming decoy ex- 
pense bills and uncovering blow holes in work done for 
the county, he is more than a Eosco, and the pier of 
Mr. Ledger Demaine himself. The requirements of the 
important office are all the more satisfactorily met by 
Mr. Inghram because he is a chieftain of the black 
art, and gives most of the mysteries both cards and 
spades in the science of anticipating the future and tell- 
ing what is in the heads of other persons. By a simple 
word he has been known to save the county thousands 
of dallors, and he can and does expose the short meas- 
ure policy of hitherto unsuspected would_be county 
benefactors. ihe board of supervisors swear by him 
and say that if it were not for Mr. Inghram they would 
not supervise. He can examine a law and tell what ii 
means without a chemical analysis, so when he is not 
supervising the supervisors, he is either looking up 
some incricate law point, or else advising or giving 
some advice to one of his brother Masons, Elkt, 
Moose, or telling the Hook 'Em Kows how they can 
gain new members, or giving some young voters advise 
and to vote the Democratic ticket, because being a 
Regular .loiner, is his relaxation and one of his pleas- 



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JOEL BENTON 



THIS is the President of the Ancient and Honorable 
Order of Shirt Tearers of the World. Mr. .Joel 
Benton. President of the Quincy Laundry Co., 
and if yon thinii Joe is not in the laundry 
business, you have another think coming. He was 
named after his grandfather, one of the pio- 
neers of Adams County, who left North Guilford, Conn, 
and traveled over land to Quincy in 1833. Joel's 
grandfather was chairman of the building and grounds 
committee of the board of supervisors that erected the 
Adams County Court House. Joel was born in Menaon 
and raised on the farm, coming to Quincy in 1889, his 
first employment was with the Quincy National Bank; 
then tiring of counting other people's money, he 
thought he would go into some other business, where 
he would get some of it himself, so he became man- 
ager of the W. L. Distin Ice Co., and selling conjealed 
aqua pura, made so much money that he embarked in 
the implement business, and having sold sufficient im- 
plements to last for a generation, he accepted the po- 
sition as secretary and superintendent of the shipping 
department of the Stationers' Manufacturing Co. In 
1907 he organized the Quincy Laundry Co., which is 
a most complete plant; having been erected especially 
for him. His friends all call him the shirt tearer, not be- 
cause he tears them, but because he don't. Joel is cei 
tainly a benefactor of mankind and of womankind in 
particular. There was a time when washing was done 
all in the home; blue Monday, everybody ate a cold 
lunch, walked softly and never turned back. Washing 
by hand on the wash board, wringing and hanging 
out clothes, carrying them in, starching and ironing, 
wasn't conductive to good nature on the part of the 
housewife. Nowadays all the housewife has to do, is 
to bundle up the laundry and the laundry does the rest. 
Very few people know, that the citizens of the United 
States pay an average of $1.2.") per capata for laund- 
ries and the laundrys of today employ above five times 
as many people as the Standard Oil Co., and twice as 
many as the United States Steel Corporation — some 
business, aye? Mr. Benton was one if not the first 
laundryman to be admitted as a member to the Na- 
tional Cleaners' and Dyers' Association. Mr. Benton 
is a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Medinah Temple 
Shrine, Most Worthy Dictator of Gem City Lodge, No. 
98G, L. O. O. M. President of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Order of Old Hats and a H. E. K. 













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A. S. SWIMMER 



W-iEN Xoah and his family landed from the Ark 
on a beautiful spring day, Mrs. Noah and the 
girls looked around for a millinery store. Dur- 
ing the recent high water, all having been 
wasted away, Noah delegated one of Mr. 
Swimmer's fore-bearers to act as milliner and clothing 
man. The first clothing establishment was opened b> 
one of Mr. Swimmer's fore-bears, and today, Abe is in 
the same business, in place of using the wool and weav- 
ing cloth out of it they use the hides, that is why the 
Swimmer family has continued in the hide, fur and 
feather business. All the ladies should bless Mr. 
Swimmer and the men should all thank him. Why? 
W'ell, if it were not for A. S., the ladies would not havi. 
£o many beautiful hats and would be compelled to go 
without hats, and the men bless him for the feather 
pillows which they now sleep on would be straw 
or husks. -vlr. Swimmer can tell at a glance the dif- 
ference between the live feat.iers and the dead ones, he 
being a live one himself, uses only live feathers. He 
•is not a light weight in a business way, although being 
in a light business; being one of the largest producers 
of feathers in this section of the country. He plays 
both ends of the string, feathers in summer and hides 
and furs in the winter time, being a practical furrier, 
hav.ng completed his apprenticeship in the furrier 
trade in New York City. Returning to Quincy, enter- 
ing into business, he has more than made a success, 
he is a 32d degree Mason, and a member of the T. P. 
A. Post A. He says he would rather be in the fur bus- 
iness than any other, because it is better to have furs 
filled with skin, than the skin filled with furs. 



T. B. KNOX, M. U. 



JN LIMERICK, Ireland, 1872, Thomas Blackburn 
Knox, first informed the world he was "it," and 
in 1887, hearing of Wisconsin and its lakes and 
dells, removed to Madison, the state capital, 
whereby emulating Bej Franklin, he Managed to ac- 
quire sufficient coin of the realm to pay his way 
through the college of Physicians and Surgeons.martic- 
ulating in 1898. He celebrated the Fourth of July in 
1902 by swinging his shingle to the breeze of Quincy. 
He was appointed one of the physicians at the Sol- 
diers' Mome and it is no state secret that the doctor 
disliked the office, it didn't fit him. He was either loj 
big for the place, or else the place was too small for 
him. There is said to be a good many Simoleans a 
year in the office, but even that much consideration 
had no attraction for him. As a matter of fact, it was 
reported on excellent authority that he really ran into 
debt, while being house physician. That seemed in- 
credible at first blush, but when one knows the mao, 
the increduality appears to be less. It is doubtful 
whether the doctor would weave any velvet from a 
position that even paid twice the salary. He cannot 
turn an icy greeting to an applicant for a favor, the 
touch moves him every time. The hungry man, the im- 
roverished woman, or the blue nosed child might ap- 
peal in vain to a millionaire for a nickel, but not to 
T. B. Had he only three cents by him to relieve the 
case of necessity, he would accompany the unfortunate 
to the friend nearest by in order to borrow a (li)llar to 
give him or her. When he accepted the position at 
the Home, he was obliged to and neglected part of his 
practice as a physician, but he couldn't neglect all of 
it. He had regular patients for whom he had pre- 
scribed, gratis for years, and couldn't think of turning 
them over to a physician, who would expect In be paid 
for answering his night calls, and furnishing nio.'i- 
cines several times a week. So while he was house 
physician, he continued to act as an eleemosynary in- 
stitution for the indigit and invalid, so he tendered 
his resignation, which was regretfully accepted I, the 
board. The doctor's specialty is children; his inti- 
mates call him the "Kiddy's Doctor," but his many 
patients all agree to his fearlessness, when it be.-oines 
necessary to use a knife or a saw. To his chums and 
intimate friends he is faniililarly known as 'Old .Joe." 
a term of endearment because he never turns away the 
needy. 

In 19112 he married an estimable Quincy woman In 
cheer his home and liclp the distressed. 



CHAS. H. WILLIAMSON 



WK ARE told that Eve tempted Adam with an 
apple, and ever since debating schools have 
been in vogue, the question has been, "Did 
Eve use an apple, a peach, a plum or an 
orange," some anti-suffragists are small enough to sug- 
gest that she handed Adam a lemon; whatever it was", 
Mr. Williamson is going to be on the safe side and if 
you will ask him his opinion, he will reply — whatever it 
was, I can supply you with it, and the best at rock 
bottom price, because Mr. Williamson is in the whole- 
sale produce business and there has been more activity 
compressed into his life than customarily falls to any 
one man. He has been on the move ever since he~b~ 
.gan to do things. Mr. Williamson began his education 
at Dr. Corbyn's private school, graduating at the Quin- 
cy High school, and after four years at Racine College 
lie was valedictorian of the class of 1SS2. Then after 
a post graduate course at Columbia University he re- 
turned to his native city — Quincy, and for the past 21 
years has been in the wholesale produce business. He 
is also president of the Malley Orchard Company, was 
an alderman tor four years, representing the seventh 
ward in 1896, a member of the Board of Education, 
and is a member of the Republican state central com- 
mittee, he was chairman of the State Central Commit- 
tee of the Gold Democratic p^rty, although he is now 
a Republican. He was President of the Chamber of 
Commerce for three years, and is now chairman of the 
State Relations' Com3i]ittee of the Chamber of Com- 
merce. He organized and was first president of the 
Quincy Freight Bureau: President of the International 
Shippers' Association, and was Vice President of the 
Apple Growers' convention. He was State District 
Deputy of the Elks, Past Exalted Ruler, and is now 
State President of the same organization. He is a man 
of many resources and carries forth to a successful 
completion anything he undertakes. Mr. Williamson 
has been also President of the Quincy Country Club, 
and is a member of El Aksa Commandery, Knights 
Templars His oratorical abilities are too well known 
to need comment, and as toastmaster and after-dinner 
siieaker is always in demand. 



H. O. CHANNON 



MR. CHANNON was educated for a gas man ami 
that is the business to which he was imU'iit- 
ured, and because naturally being adapted to 
it, is why he is successful. He is a practical 
expert in both gas and electricity. He was born and 
raised in Quincy, and it is only natural that he has the 
interest of Quincy at heart. In 189.5 he was manager 
of the Empire Light & Power Company; in 1897 lie ac- 
cepted the management of the Quincy Gas, Electr.c & 
Heating Company, which was organized as a gas com- 
pany in 1853, incorporated in 1901 as the Quincy Gas, 
Electric & Steam Heating Company. 

The Quincy (!as, Electric & Heating Company was 
the result of bringing together the Quincy Gas Light 
& Coke Company, the Thompson & Houston Electric 
Power Company and the Quincy Steam Meat it Light 
Company. They have 62 miles of gas mains, and tlie 
entire city is well covered with electric light and power. 
Wires available in all parts of the city. Since the ac- 
quisition of the various properties by the present con- 
cern, all have been rebuilt and remodeled, and are 
thoroughly modern in every way. Thus guaranteeing 
to the people of Quincy a first-class service, and in 
every way fully up to any service offered by any gas 
and electric company in the state, at prices that are 
lower than those enjoyed by patrons in other cities of 
the relative size of Quincy. They carry a complete line 
of gas ranges, thereby enabling their customers to se- 
cure stoves at the lowest prices, as well as a complete 
line of electric and gas appliances. This company's 
splendid power business has been brought up to ex- 
ceedingly low prevailing rates. The Quincy Gas, Elec- 
tric and Heating Co., has just completed a large addi- 
tion to its gas plant which has more than doubled its 
present capacity, thus assuring patrons that it is both 
mechanically and financially able to take care of any 
business that may be offered in the future. 

Mr. Channon is not a club or society man, but is 
essentially a family man, and finds his greatest pleasure 
and enjoyment in spending his spare time with what he 
terms his secret societies — his interesting family. 



E. M. PENNELL 



A SUCCESSFUL hotel man is born and not made. 
To be successful he must not only have an 
intimate knowledge of the business from the 
back door to the front, and from the base- 
ment to the roof, but must have the quality of mag- 
netism that not only makes friends, but retains them. 
Mr. Fennell has that magnetism. It has been said of 
him that he projects a hyponotic suggestion cr spell 
that none are able to resist. The charm of his manner 
is in his breeziness and confirmed optimism. He can 
look on no side other than the bright one. He will not 
be gloomy, he will not submit to misanthrophy. He 
ti.inks the world was made to enjoy and not lO put up 
with as a grievance or as a burden, so he smiles and 
looks cheerful and talks hopeful. Other men might 
be phased, if not appalled, by oncoming trouble, but 
he simply takes it for granted that the trouble will 
appear on schedule time anyway, and that it will 
dissipate of its own tendency to scatter. If you know 
him at all, you know him to have a religious rever- 
ence for his spoken word of agreement; if he prom- 
ises to do anything he will do it whether it be for 
your peace of mind or otherwise. He may talk in- 
differently and in a good natured way, trade badi- 
nage for your seriousness, but when you come to 
business you will find him as strict as a Puritan and 
as trustworthy as a Quaker. He is noc superstitious 
and regards number thirteen as lucky, it being his 
birthday, and he served for thirteen years with the 
Suart Bros., proprietors of the Cadillac, Detroit, 
leaving them on the 13th to accept the management 
of the Capitol Hotel, in Lincoln, Neb., leaving on 
the 13th for Butler, Mo., where he opened the newly 
built hotel. The Pennell, and on the 13th of the 
month he accepted the management of the Hotel 
Plaza, erected by .John \V. Gates and citizens of 
I'ort Arthur, Te.xas, and leaving for Quincy, to ac- 
cept the management of the Hotel Quincy. If he had 
his way, he would have a thirteen story hotel, with 
1300 rooms and 1300 guests arriving every day. Out- 
side of business, Mr. Pennell is a patron of all heal- 
thy and outdoor sports and amusements, and is never 
so happy as when entertaining a crowd of friends on 
an outing. As a Chautauqua talker, .Mr. Pennell is 
some talker, always in demand. 



WILLIAM ENSIGN PRINGLE 



WHEN leaviiiK the College of Iowa, aftei- i;:i<lii- 
atiiig, Prexie said to him, William Ensif^n, 
remeiiiber a rolling stone gathers no moss. 
William Ensign replied — I am not looking 
for moss but experience, and if he hasn't had 
it, it is not because he ihas not travelled some. Many 
persons would call it wanderlust, but not so. It was 
experience that he desired and obtained, but whatever 
it was, he is a past graduate in the world's greatest col- 
lege — experience, where travel and experience are its 
principal courses. If you can place your fiJiger 
on any point on the map of the U. S., from Portland. 
Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and San Uiego, to Tauipa. 
Fla., where his facile pen has not chronicled some event 
on a local paper, you will have to show him. 

After leaving college he followed in the footsteps of 
Benjamin Franklin and besan at the bottom, as all ed- 
itors do, by learning the printing trade, then took up 
reportorial work and then made more than good. He 
has served as special writer on such publications as the 
Gate City, Keokuk, DesMoines Register and Leader, 
Crlobe Democrat, St. Louis; New York .Journal, and 
Boston Traveller. Being a son of Noah, he stepped into 
the position of press agent of the Gentry Bros. Combined 
Shows and was its general manager for two of its most 
successful seasons. The call of the press again appealed 
to him. He came to Quincy as city editor of tihe Journal, 
and then accepted the position he now occupies and is 
Editor-in-Chief of the Whig. To print a newspaper that 
responds to the public demand for information, a man 
must have a natural gift, he must know intuitively what 
is clean, instructive and entertaining. If his own mind 
and heart be pure, he will not lapse from a high stand- 
ard of fitness. To be decent and clean a newspaper need 
not be dull, insipid or colorless, if it be the product of 
well defined character and sturdy intellect, these char- 
acteistics will be stamped upon it. Although the paper 
itself mask the identity and veil the personality of its 
creator, his character will be reflected from it as clearly 
as one's imase from a flawless mirror The Whig is 
fortunate in, that its responsible head, Mr. Pringle, so 
far as its news columns and editorial utterances are 
concerned, is a man of high character and worthy ideas. 
He is not only a brilliant scholar, a close student, and 
is a newspaper man of long and varied experience, but 
his acts are inspired by a sincere purpose to serve the 
great public faithfully, intelligently and helpfully. Mr. 
Pringle is a B. P. O. E., K. P., I. O. O. F., and a Hook 
'Em Kow. 



DR. A. B. NICHOLS 



IP YOU should ask him to whicli medical school he 
belongs, he will reply and in a loud tone of 
voice, the little pill school. While a small buy. 
and after partaking of stolen green api>le3 an 1 
watermelons, and naturally becoming ill, and being 
dosed with nausaus drugs, he made up his mind he 
would when he arrived at manhoods estate, ascertain if 
lliere was not some pleasant medicines to relieve ills 
and sufferings, and being of an inquiring and scienti- 
fic turn of mind, lie attended (he State University of 
Wisconsin, and after three arduous years received his 
degree of B.S.c. He then packed his trunk and hied 
himself to Chicago, and after a four years' course, 
was turned out a full fledged M. D. by the Hahnemann 
Medical College. After receiving his sheep skin he lo- 
cated in .Jo'det, removing shortly after to Macomb, 111., 
and unlike must young medicos did not sit in his office 
and wait for patients, but went out into the higlnvays 
and by-ways, extolling the virtues of LITTLE PILLS, 
;'i'd he had all the bunness he could attend co. Hear- 
ing of Quincy, and being desirous of residing where he 
could hear t e steamboats whistle, he moved to Quincy. 
Should you be so fortuna'e when calling on the doc- 
tor and find him tmoccuiusd, he will invite you into 
f is private office, and immediately begin to extoU tie 
virtues of "LITTLE PILLS" and give an exposition on 
ihe great school of Homeopathy; he will inform you 
Ihat in Meissen, Raxony, April Kith, 1855, a boy was 
born that revolulioniztd medical science, that child was 
Samuel Christopher Frederick Hahnemann, the father 
of the Homeopatiic Schoo'. The tenants of which are 
-riMILA SUMILIDUS CURANTER," or in plain Anglo- 
faxon, "The hair of the dog will cure its ti.e." or the 
cure of a disease is effected by drugs that are capable 
in producing in a healthy person, symptoms similar to 
the diseases to be treated. This was Hahnemann's dis_ 
covery in 179iy and given to the world by him in 1794, 
introduced into the United States in 1S25 by Dr. Hans, 
Birch, Cram. The doctor will also inform you that the 
Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, which is the 
oldest college in the West, was established in 1855, 
and is the leading sugar pill college in the United 
States. The doctor is certainly an enthusiast and is 
devoted to his profession, and if you see an automo- 
bile with a Red Cross on it, exceeding the speed limit 
you can bet a million it is the doctor on his way to 
relieve a case of distress and his patients are always 
glad to see him, because they know he won't give 
them any nauseous drugs. Dr. Nichols is a member 
of the Homeopathic Society, the Illinois State Medical 
Society and examining physician of the L 0. O. M., 
and a \v . O. W. 



THEODORE I RBAN 



TRD is so big and so good natiired that lie doesn't 
need a middle name. He can get by without it, 
and lie says, •W'lhat's the use," they don't even 
call me by niy first name. They cut that to 
Ted. He doesn't care much what you call him, so 
long as you don't forget to call him when you are buy- 
ing, or going on a shooting or fishing trip, because as 
secretary and treasurer of the A. Urban & Son Co., he 
is so busy that that's about all or about the only re- 
creation that he has time for, excepting of course, the 
monthly sparring matches at the clubs, where he may 
be seen in a front row seat. Ted is a disciple of Isaac 
Walton, and he never goes on a shooting or fishing 
trip that he does not return laden with the spoils of 
the chase, and he doesn't buy them either ...ve some 
do. but just sits and i.shes and fishes until he gets 
them and he gets them. One of his greatest pleasures 
is after a trip to invite his friends and have them join 
him in a feast and it is some feast with the trimmings. 
Ted was born in Nauvoo, and came to Quincy and 
after completing his school, and a business course at 
the Gem City tiusinsss i_ollege, when he was nineteen 
years old, he was sent on ,^..e road to sell goods, and he 
s-old them, and in addition he made friends and cus- 
tomers for the house, and when the business was incor- 
rorated, he was made secretary and treasurer. About 
all the traveling Ted does now is to visit the trade oc- 
casionally to inform them that he has not forgotten, 
them and incidentally inquire how business is. If it is 
dull, it is not so while he is calling on them, and if you 
wish to have a trip that you will never forget, just ask 
Ted to take you on one of his occasional missionary 
trips, and he is some missionary. He gets the converts 
and the beauty of it is they stick and don't backslide. 
Ted is an Eagle, a member of the Turners, the North 
Side Boat Club, a H. E. K., and also chief factotum of 
the Rambling Shooting and Fishing Club. 




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A. C. BICKHAUS 



HOPE to see you. is his greeting and part- 
ing phrase, and Mr. Bickhaus, or "Bick" as 
all his friends cai! him. when a boj' was a 
great lover of chickens of the male sex. and 
having red blood in his veins, when a neighbor's 
rooster got the better of his, he proceeded to breed the 
brand of roosters that eoulld not be whipped. Xo he 
is not in the manipuring business, aitlioijgh he is 
manicuring the cocks' spurs. He Is of a very sympa- 
thetic nature and a lover of roosters, he only wants 
his rooster to have his spurs sufficiently sharp so that 
he may be able to take care of himself in any combat 
that he may happen to have; that is why in 1867, or 
45 years ago. Mr. Bickhaus went into the file business 
and is still in it. which has grown until today, it is th-. 
largest file business went of the Allegheny mountains. 
For a long time Mr. Bickhaus was the bogie man of 
the naughty men who hold ofiices and play horse with 
the will of the people. If school houses were to be 
erected or sites for public buildings to be selected, 
sewers to be built, streets to be paved, he was Johnny 
on the spot, to prevent any trifling with the honor of 
the board of aldermen or any miscariage of funds. 
His sharpened powers of observation enabled him to 
see a great many things that were so. — and a few 
things that weren't so. 

Mr. Bic'ihaus ha.=; been able to keep his business 
and politics separated. A trick that few men can learn. 
He laid the foundations for a successful file business 
in tard work, and when on a basis of profit paying, 
dipped into politics as a measure of relaxa.ioa and 
seif-perservation. His business moreover kept right 
on enlarging, and with the earnings from it. he pur- 
chased lands and hereditaments as the lawyers would 
say, and now is the owner in fee simple of property 
enough to make him independnt of both businsss and 
politics, but he can divorce himself from neither. So 
it is expected he will keep up with the procession. Mr. 
Bickhaus is a real philanthropist, and at all times has 
the good of Quincy at heart, has made it possible for 
Quincy to have its amusement park, known as High- 
land park and also made it possible for the Base Ball 
association to have the new grounds now under con- 
struciion. Long may we "Hore to see vou." '"Biok." 



JULIUS W. BUSGH 



YOr will iiulice thiit he stands with his hand? 
pushed into his pockets, and loolving out I'roni 
the page as if he was sayiUK: "Have this on 
nie." His face tells I lie wliole story. He is 
genial and frank; that is the legend written 
large upon his jowl and person. Everyhody likes him; 
he was horn to be liUed. If he tried to be cross and 
surly, he would bankrn|)l the enterprise. His counte- 
nance would give him away, and when a nian is given 
away, he is done for. When lie smiles there is mischief 
in his eyes, and when he swears — he doesn't mean it. 
He was predestined to be a Monk, but the machinery 
slipiied a cog — fat men make Monks, not always good 
Monks, but Monks. .Julius is fat — the real averdupois 
tissue all done up in a rolly-polly embonpoint, and he 
shakes when he laughs. He also shakes when he doesn't 
laugh — for things that men drink when they are thirsty. 
He lived in St. Louis for a long time, then came tu 
Quincy, where there was room for him to expand. He 
'.xanded with eclat and was accused of being au Ini- 
periiist. To prove that he wasn't nursing an ambition to 
become Emperor of Quincy, he organized a Fat Mans' 
Club, and was its chief bunt for a long time by virtue 
of his great weight and influence. 

Julius is the sales manager of the Anheuser-Busch 
Brewing Co., in this district, and although not much of 
an orator, until he gets to extoHng the virtues of Bua- 
weiser, then he can and does proceed to tell you that 
Bud is sold all over the world — London, Berlin, Paris, 
Vienna, Constantinople, Cape Town, St. Petersburg, 
Port Arthur, Pekin, Sidney, Nagasaka, Honolulu, Rio 
.Janerio, Buenos Ayres, or any old place you find a white 
man you will find Budweiser. Why? Well, .lulius will 
tell you — is because it is America's favorite beverage, 
and the fact that they sold 1731S4(>U0 bottles during 
the year, speaks eloquently of the superiority of its 
quality, purity and exquisite flavor, and more Bud- 
weiser is used in American homes than any two other 
brands of bottled beer, and this proves that its superi- 
ority is recognized everywhere. 



J. W. BURT 



NOWADAYS there are so many self-made men 
tliat it is no longer considered mucti of a com- 
pliment to be known as the product of one's 
own brain and handcraft, but we cannot fore- 
go speaking of Mr. Burt as a really and truly 
self-made man. He started out in the world when fif- 
teen years old as a train butcher, walnuts, chestnuts, 
hickorynuts, chewing gum, candy, pop corn and cigars, 
would you like a nice novel, ladies? He was so indus- 
trious that the conductors on the C, B. & Q. system put 
in a good word for him to the "Old Man," that he gave 
him a position on the road. It wasn't long 
until they offered him charge of one of the dining halls 
on the system. Col. Fred Harvey of the world famous 
system hearing of hira, sent for him and gave him a 
more remunerative position. Noticing that every real 
estate man v. ho dined with him lived like a Nabob, and 
was adorned with three and four cant stones, our sub- 
ject, Mr. Burt, asked himself the question, Why not go 
into the real estate business? .^o in 190.5 he jumped 
into the real estate game. Seeing a stranger on the 
street — does he wait for an introduction, not J. W., he 
steps up, reaches out his hand — just a minute, please, 
my name is J. W. Burt, I am in the real estate busi- 
ness; are you looking for a place? Why do you want 
to pay rent all your life to support some other man? 
Here's your chance, a nice lot on the corner, shade trees, 
sidewalks, sewers, electric lights. Buy on your own 
terms. Five dollars down and five dollars a month un- 
til paid. Good warranty deed. Title guaranteed. 
What? Don't want to buy? What on earth are you 
talking that way for? Here you get a bonafide city lot, 
right on the line of an electric railway, which takes you 
down town in just a few minutes, low taxes, pure wi- 
ter, fresh air, and fine schools. V.'hy will you pay rent? 
Why will you not, when for five a month for land and 
house, and twenty dollars a month for car fare, for self, 
wife and children, live like a Rajah under your own 
fig tree? Don't be a chump, buy a home. Buy it of me, 
J. W. Burt, the only original biown-in-the-bottle realty 
man that ever came down the pike. That's the way he 
gets his business, and he gets it, believe me. One rea- 
son why he attracts attention is that the stranger he 
addresses stops, or when he stops, his, the stranger's 
eye gets a glimpse of the aldermanic badge that the 
Alderman wears and thinks he had better buy or be 
arested. 




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JOHN THORNTON GILMER 



OU TONY, as everybody calls him; was called 
Tone by his mother after an uncle, and he is 
the second one of the Gilmer family to bear 
the name of Tone, converted by his friends 
and intimates into Tony. Mr. Gilmer was born in 
Adams county, 1868, and .graduated at the University 
of Illinois, at Champaign, took a law course at Chad- 
dock college, and graduated in 1888, and was admitted 
to the bar in 1889. In 1892, the people of Quincy first 
heard of Mr. Gilmer in the midst of the campaign, 
when he was a candidate for the legislature and was 
defeated by only four votes. In 1908, he was elected 
state's attorney. The milk of human kindness flows in 
the heart of Tony. He composes human differences, 
not because there is a fee in them, but because he 
wants the brethren and sisters to dwell together in 
concord and amity. It is not his nature to prosecute 
evil doers, and those tnat are prone to evil as sparks 
are to fly upwards. He is a firm believer in that 
principle of criminal jurisprudence, which give the at 
cused the benefit of the presumption of innocense, but 
as states attorney, he shows neither fear nor favor and 
practices the law as laid down in the statute books. 
He couldn't look a criminal in the face and believe 
that the man or woman could commit the offense 
against the statute in such case made and provided. 
The consequence was that in trying cases he would act 
as a sort of next friend to the one on trial, demand 
of the judge and jury, mat the defendant would be 
given the benefit of the doubt, but somehow, convic- 
tions were the invariable rule. 

Mr. Gilmer, as states attorney, has established a 
precedent, that is, of being the first attorney to prose- 
cute accused persons for cruelty to frogs. The agent 
of the Humane Society, having had two of the em- 
p'oyees of the Hotel Quincy arested for dismembering 
frogs, it was Tony's duty as states attorney to act as 
prosecutor, but as the case was called, he was en- 
gaged in another and more important case, and the 
case was turned over to his s\ibordinates. Tony's 
contention was and by his assistants and witnesses, 
that a frog was an animal; the defense on the otiier 
hand, attempted to prove the frog was not an animal, 
and the jury brought in a verdict of "not g\iilty." At 
that Mr. Gilmer established a precedent, although his 
office lost the case. Mr. Gilmer is the sixth genera- 
tion of Gilmers in the United States, and the fourth 
generation to live in .'Vdams county. 



E. W. DARLING 



QT'IXCYITES first learned of Elliott W. Darling, 
when he came to Qiiincy in 1910, when he 
came and looked over the proposition, sub- 
mitted by the Gem City Hotel Company, who 
were erecting the Hotel Quincy. Mr. Darling being 
himself in the construction business, having for years 
been with the George W. Puller Construction Co., ol 
New York, Chica.^o and everywhere, as superintendent 
of construction, knew something about hotels, and 
looked over the building, and it being modern and fire 
proof, and the city extending him the glad hand, he 
with his associate, Mr. Charles J. Rice, exchanged con- 
fidence and leased the hotel. Mr. Darling is secretary 
and treasurer of the E. D. R. Hotel Corporation, but 
that is not all that he does; he may be seen looking 
out from the other page, saying this is my new hotel, 
The Plymouth, Chicago's newest, modern fire-proof 
hotel, and f built it for the comfort for our friends and 
patrons. It is located right in the center of Chicago's 
north side best residential and business district; and 
is equipped with every modern convenience and most 
handsomely furnished. Express elevator service from 
the roof every three minutes. L Station one and 
a half squares away from the hotel and no noise. Three 
and one half squares from Lake Michigan and Wilson 
avenue's bathing beach, and only a short distance from 
Lincoln Park. Every room an outside room, one en- 
tire wing being reserved for the exclusive use of 
ladies, beautiful rest rooms and reception parlors, and 
parlor for ladies. Mr. Darling will also inform you that 
bis business is the building and construction business, 
and he knows just how to erect a modern up-to-date 
hotel, but to obtain profitable tenants was another 
matter, so he said to Rice, I can build them and as 
you are in the furniture business, you can furnish them 
so we will form a hotel company, and then play both 
ends against the middle. And the management they 
entrust to experienced hotel men, and that is the rea- 
son why the Hotel Quincy, of Quincy and the Hotel 
Plymouth of Chicago are prosperous and popular hotels. 
Mr. Darling is a man whose judgment is unfailing- 
ly sound, because it is baseu upon sound business 
I)rinciplos. 



F. H. SGUDDER 



LUTHER BURHANK has propogalted the spine- 
less cactus, that thornless gooseberry the black 
lose and other botanical wonders, but it re- 
mained for Mr. Scudder to invent and perfect 
the seedless prune, and that is how he comes by the 
name of "Prunes." He is a native of St. Louis and 
was raised in the wholesale grocery business. He re- 
ceived his preparatory education in the schools of St. 
Louis, and finishing at Yale University. While in 
Yale, he was a member of the track and foot ball 
teams, and was the first to say Whoa, and beat a'l 
previous track records (to the baths) and at the train- 
ing table, did more to advance the business of the 
grocer than any other man on the squad. Leaving 
college, he entered the wholesale grocery house of 
Scudder-Gale in St. Louis, beginning at the bottom, 
and three years ago, was made manager of the Quinry 
house of Scudder-Clale. L)o they get the business? 
Well, I guess — Yes. Ask him to quote you prices on 
nutmegs, lamp chimneys, chewing tobacco, flour, snuff, 
clothes-pins, or sugar, or anything in the wholesaii. 
grocery line and "Prunes," will not have to look in the 
price list, because he makes the prices and they are 
always right. He is a member of the lodge of Liivs 
and also a member of the Country Club, and any 
time he may have for relaxation, he may be found on 
f. e links of the Country Club, and being the inventor 
and discoverer of the seedless prune, he uses the prune 
for a golf ball. His friends say, that he can make it 
more interesting in a contest for points, desc-ibing ihe 
various phases of the game, in so much as he knows 
more about it, than the old Highhlander, who invented 
the game. Mr. Scudder is a society man of tl;e stur- 
dy, strenuous type; he loves the open air, the water. 
and outdoor activity of every kind. 




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THOMAS E. LANE 



SANTA CI.Al'S brousht Tom to Glassow, Ken- 
tucky, Christmas Day, 1870, so that is one 
reason why Tom is a true believer in Santa 
Claus, and because he was born and raised in 
Kentucky, that is why he is a horsey man Why 
is It that the horsey man is so popular with the wo- 
men? Have you ever noticed it? Haven't you been 
made jea!ous by him? You have seen hlni stumping 
along the street with a bob-tailed whip in his hand, and 
an archie air pervading his vicinity, and every iast wo- 
man in view making (Joo-goo eyes at him, and every 
window along his route waving handkerchiefs or 
framing a beaming female face. Now, why is it? Take 
the subject of this sketch, he never rides anything but 
the highest stepping animals and yet he is no more 
popular than the jeans habited individual v.ho drives a 
stack of bones, whose heaves can be heard over in Han- 
nibal. There must be something magnetic to the 
smell of the horseman, for the bummest looking dock 
walloper that ever drove a bob-tailed car, can win a 
woman's smile, when a dude would be told to get off 
the lawn. Funny thing about it too. is that the horsej 
man rarely cultivates women. He prefers to sit in a 
quiet booth, under an electric fan and while imbibing 
the beverage that cheers, retail remarkable instances 
of his ow'n prowess w-ith the whip. Its "nuts" for him 
to gabble about some great race or the team heat be 
tween two celebrated roadsters which he had never 
seen. He delights to tell about the trim and range and 
style of some old nag whose remains are now holding 
upholstered furniture together or covering the feet of 
some pedestrian. The Horsey Man is a riddle to other 
men, who affect dogs and automobiles. When he is 
solved an envious majority will know how to win w'hat 
comes their way without asking. 

Tom came to Quincy about four years ago, and is the 
genial proprietor of the Atlas Buffet, and sells the 
foaming beverage t'nat is made in Milwaukee and that 
made Milwaukee famous; he also sells other drinkables 
that have mide some othe'- men hilariously famous. 



PERRY GANin ELLIS 



KENTUCKY is noted for many tilings, tlie more 
prominent being its beautiful women, blue 

grass, fast horses and the home of editors. 

Well, Mr. Ellis is a native son of Kentucky, 
having been born in that state in 1867, and having been 
brought up in the printing business and being a native 
Kentuckian, it is only natural that Perry should have 
turned to the newspaper field. 

At an early age he removed to Missouri, and from 
1886 to 1890, he was a member of the Kansas City 
Times staff, and Kansas City .Tournal from 1890-93, 
and the World from 1893-96. Tiring of its hills, he 
left Kansas City and accepted a position on the St. 
Louis Post Dispatch, leaving it to join the staff of the 
St. Louis Star in 1897, coming to Quincy as editor of 
the Quincy Whig in 1889, and remaining as its editor 
until 1910, when he resigned and created the Mississ- 
ippi Valley Magazine, the only weekly magazine pub- 
lished west of New York City. The publication is de- 
voted to the general interests and intended to entertain 
all and proclaiming to all the world at larae, the 
world's garden spot offering power for industries 
cheaper than elsewhere on the globe 

He was a Roosevelt elector in 1904, a member of 
the State Central Committee 1908-10, a delegate to the 
National Republican convention of 1908, delegate to 
the Deep Water Ways Commission at Memphis in 1906, 
and at New Orleans in 1909, and a member of various 
fraternal organizations. 



WM. F. BADliR 



I 



AM tlip original hot air man, 

The man with the torrid smile, 
I play tlie limit for all there is in it. 
In short. 1 cut out the style. 



For the boys that do and the boys that don't 

With any old kind of a flash. 
Eternally in it — I am ready each minute. 
To blow out my elegant cash. 

.My business is easy, perhaps you may think. 

Because it ends chiefly in smoke. 
But working the dice, and saying things nice, 

Can hardly be much of a joke. 

1 must know all about the latest that's out. 

In form sheet, in paper and book. 
If I give the wrong steer — my business I queer, 

And my patrons would dub me a crook. 

Of the man that plays first, of the half-back as well, 
I must know each chap's pedigree, 

Must talk of the horse, 'till I'm brutally hoarse, 
Bet on everything going you see. 

On footbal"., handball, baseball and highball, 

I'm authority to the whole group, 
Sports, pastimes and races — cold feet and hot faces. 

Shrimp salad and clam chowder soup. 

Must smile if I lose, look sad if 1 win. 
Must ans.'. er each query quite right, 

If 1 hand out the dope, or pipe ancient rope, 
1 am ticketed quickly a fright. 

So the job of a good hotair man 

Is neither a cinch, nor a bluff. 
But I'll hold it awhile in any old style. 

If only to rake iu the stuff. 



DR. H. STROHL 



WIII'IN Mr. ttippocrates, Father of tlie 
I'liarmacopeia, 

Learned that* roots, nuts and herbs, 
Reduced to takable potions or pellets 
Would ease pain and drive fever away, 
He wot not that centuries hence 
Science would ope" the bowels of the earth. 
Expose the secrets hid in all things 
Animate and inanimate; unchain 
The lightning, rive the rock, smite the sea 
To conjure mystic medicine for men, 
And, through Dr. Strohl, laugh hoarse defiance 

to disease. 
Little wot he, that in this epoch, 
The knife would he robbed of terror 
l!y subtle ageuts, whose wondrous power 
\> ould lure to dreamless sleep the pain- 
racked. 
Or, that quickening the vision, would 
Still make immune to pain the subject 
Of all but complete dismemberment, 
Little wot he that juice of vine or salt of 

mineral. 
Would translate the pains of travail to joyous 

bliss; 
Or that the loosened chord or broken bowl 
Would be repaired by art of skillful hands. 
Could old Mr. Hip. return to earth today. 
And sit in the otiicewith *is disciple' Strohl 
He would stand amazed before the wonders 
That have been wrought The modern hos- 
pital, 
With its alleviatives, would transfigure with 
Astonishment; the modern pharmacy, with its 
Myriad compounds to cure the ills of flesh. 
Would jolt each hair upright. Even we, allbeit 

familiar 
\\ itli bewildering strides of progress, marvel 

at the 
Roentgen ray and utilized electric current and 

yet these 
Things are common-place to Dr. Strohl. 
And only in extreme cases 
Does he resort to the use of the knife; 
Because he knows many times, that many times. 
Needlessly is the knife called into play. 
And he believes in medicine, and therfore — 
Is a disciple of Hii)pocrates. 



JOHN KORN 



Mrt KORN, is not an attitudinize!-; the artiist took 
u little liberty with his pose, by placing him 
in juxtaposition to tiie pretzel. He is lean- 
ing against the emblem of the salty order of 
pretzels, you will perceive with an air of self-consci- 
ousness. He says, "1 am it," what he means by it, is 
that he is the "Little Twisi of the Illinois Division of 
State Bakers of the salty order of Pretzels. It is not 
every man that can come into a city and in the short 
space of two years name a street or an alley, but that 
is just what Mr. Korn has done. Immediately south of 
the H. Korn Baking Company's plant is an alley, and 
this thoroughfare is called "PretzelAUey," because in 
his native city, Davenport, next to the old plant of the 
H. Koin Bakin.? Co., the alley was the playground of 
the five Korn brothers who were born and raised in a 
building adjoining the alley. In latter years Pretzel 
Alley not only became their playground, but became 
famous as a playground for all who lived and worked 
near the alley. Business and professional men from 
nearby streets and office buildings came to Pretzel 
.\lley during noon hours and after working hours for 
a bit of wholesome recreation; there were a lot of jolly 
good natured fellows and the outcome of these meetings 
was the organization of Pretzel Alley into an independ- 
ent commonwealth, with a mayor and an extensive re- 
tinue of officials. Annual elections are now held in 
Pretzel Alley and tliere is quite a good deal of good 
natured rivalry when election day draws near. The 
lumber dealers have their Hoo-Hoo's, the coal men 
their Ko-Ko's, the insurance men their "Blue-Goose," 
so the bakers organized the S. O. O. P. 

Mr. Korn who is head of the Korn Bakery, the 
largest bakery in this section of the country, is a 
Inistler with capital letters. Mr. Korn came to Quincy 
about two years ago from Rock Island and built the 
magnificent Korn Bakery Plant. He was in Quincy 
but a short time until he had attracted the attention 
of the whole city, and in a short time received recogni- 
tion from the live business men, and was elected as a 
director and second vice president of the Quincy Cham- 
ber of Commerce. The Korn bakery plant is today the 
most complete bakery in Western Illinois, and only 
goes to show that Mr. Korn is like his famous brand 
of bread, Tip-Top in everything he undertakes. 



G. E. FOWINKLE 



CR. FOWINKLE is entitled to the honor of be- 
ins addressed in all the official corespond- 
tnce as the photographer in chief to the 
City of Quincy. With him the art of taking 
pictnres is a passion. He loves the work, 
bE'cause it gives play to the artistic temperament. Merely 
to take and make pictures is not his ambition — it is to 
present a counter-presentmeat of the individual, which 
shall be a likeness, not a speaking likeness, but one that 
instantly recognizes itself to the eye of a friend or an 
acquaintance. For many years he has been taking the 
best and most familiar faces in the city of Quincy. Hi -5 
studio is a pictorial directory of the town, containing 
at any irate the mirrored features of most of the prom- 
inent society leaders and business folk That conven- 
tion is incomplete that does not hold its head erect, 
turn slightly to the right, keep its eye on a fixed object, 
and sit still tor a moment, while he uncovers the bus- 
iness end of his giant camera for a telltale exposure of 
its countenance to the sympathetic plate concealed 
within. That distinguished man of art, science or letters 
who comes to Quincy and goes away without sitting for 
Fowinkle, misses something more historic and distinctly 
to his fame, than is a visit to the manufacturing points 
of interest, the parks, or a tip to the Great Dam, just 
above Quincy. We think it no exaggeration to say that 
Mr. Fowinkle has made more faces than any other man 
in Quincy, not by sticking his tongue in Ihis cheek, but 
by the aid of his camera, and most excellent ones as the 
many exhibitions of his skill contained in this book go 
to affirm. Like all other true artists Mr. Fowinkle has 
his fad. It is not a common one, however, few photog- 
raphers cultivate it. It is the making of "Oenre Pic- 
tures." These are generally made with children and 
animals, or wit hold people set against a homely, rustic 
scene. His other specialty is that of exterior and in- 
teriors of business houses and residences. His work in 
landscape photography in particular, has commiiulcd 
univers.al, artistic approbation. 



HENRY RUNDLE 



"With all Ihy faults I love thee still," 

Sang tlie inspired poet. 

He was under the spell of surging exhilaration. 

H'e was wholly unmindful of the 

Outrageous flings of fortune, and 

Cared not a rap that the 

Object of his affection was covered 

With faults as barnacles cover ships' bottoms. 

Whiskey, to whom his trophe was addressed. 

Has slain its thousands and heart broken 

It's tens of thousands. Its faults are 

As the sands of the beach, but it 

Remains an apple of gold in picture of silver 

To all who respect instead of abuse it. 

The worst that can be said of it is not worse 

Then can be said of water. 

Whatever whiskey has entailed upon man 

Has been entailed through choice or weakness; 

Water has claimed its millions of lives 

And wrecked a world. Whiskey has 

Yet a world to knock into smithereens. 

So the poet sang, not ribald nor risque 

When he protested his love for the yield 

Of the still which fires ambition and 

On occasion cures the ills of mortal flesh, 

By the way, the whiskey that Hagan & Ruudle sells. 

Has its faults in common, but it is Rundle whiskey that 

Gladdens the hearts and cheers the soul. 

It is a better business, he says, than selling 

Furs, for furs are filled with 

SIcin, while v. hiskey fills the skin. 

Mr. Rundle is a member of the wholesale liquor 
firm of Hagan & Rundle. He was born in Colchester, 
111., and received his education in the public schools 
and is a graduate of the Gem City Business College of 
Quincy. Their firm is the largest mail order house in 
their line in Quincy. Hank, as his familiars call him, 
is a member of the Eagles, the Red Men, T. I'. A.'s, 
S. P. A., the Moose, H. E. K., and also member of the 
North Side Boat Club. 




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JOSEPH F. ZIMMERMAN 



WHEN I he snows of winter fade away before tlie 
soft sunshine of the early spring, the urosus 
lifts its delicate head above the mold to 
bow perfumed welcome to the verdure that 
i:pp3ars by magic, to spread itself over hillside, valley 
and the branches of the trees, the welcome of the cro- 
cus is cheery and sweet, but it is not in it with the 
welcome that Mr. Zimmerman carries with him where- 
tver he may wander. The open genility of his counte- 
nance, the calorfic intensity of his handshake and bene- 
ficent smiie of his recognition, make him the friend of 
every aciiuaintance, tliat is why Joe is a successful hide 
buyer, who <■ in and does buy more 1 ides for less money 
than any man in his territory, and his customers are al- 
ways ilad to ie.' him and hold their hides for Joe. He 
is a native of Ciiicago, and one of his first positions in 
business life was with the Pullman Car Co., of lullmau, 
Illinois. Then he was connected with the engineei ing 
and surveying corps of the teleplione company, and for 
the past de.ade, has been a resident of Quincy anl 
connected with the firm of Bolles & Rogers as one ci 
.he buyers, and he is the best known, best liked anl 
most poiiular traveling man in this section. Joe is a 
member of Post A, T. P. A., and whenever the T. P. A. s 
are pulling off a stunt, you will find J 03 i:i the very 
front row. 

At a convention as a delegate or on an excursion, 
you will find him busy as a niiler, working for the goo.l 
and interests of the organization, AUhough musicially 
inclined and fond of the terpichorean art, when on a 
T. v. A. excursion he will be found busily engaged in 
endeavoring to make everybody happy, and seeing to it 
that they are enjoying themselves. That's his hobby, 
when out on a time, make everybody happy, and he in 
turn is happy, because one of his chief pleasures in life 
is making it pleasant for other people. 



C. A. E. KOCH 



OLIJ Socrates, the philosopher, once upon a time 
when philosophizing, said, let the young 
lie the work, and send the old to school, and 
builil colleges for them. Well, Charles Au- 
gustus Edward Koch, as he was christened and 
baptized certainly took old Sock's advice, because at the 
early age, mature, he would call it, of fourteen, he be- 
gan to earn his livelihood, on a book-keeper's perch 
over the ruled pages of heavy ledgers that carried bleak 
red lines and distracting figures. Many a night he la- 
bored for hours to find a missing two cents, that were 
necessary to balance accounts, only to miss it, time and 
again to begin all over again. There is no task that is 
quite so discouraging as to find the missing link to 
prove a trial balance. One must examine the items of 
one or more accounts several times over, and frequent- 
ly the mistake eludes the keenest vigilance altogether. 
Ed, as he is familiarly called, pored and worried over 
that sort of thing, until he became so proficient that 
mistakes with him were unknown. When he was not 
bookkeeping he was delving into the Pharmacopeia, ab- 
sorbing knowledge from the erratic, the freakish and 
unstable and welding the separate parts into a whole. 
He is now the credit head of the well known drug house 
the Miller & Arthur Drug Co. He made himself so use- 
ful that at the age of nine he was taken in as a 
junior partner. He is an argus eyed credit man. Is t'..e 
customer slow- in liquidating his indebtedness, or are 
the customers' collections slow? if so, he comes to see 
Ed with his tale of woe. In a few minutes he goes 
back with a smile on his face because Charles Augustus 
has shown him how to get the money. Don't Bhink be- 
cause he is a member of the firm and a credit man, that 
he has no time for relaxation or other duties — business 
and social, because he does. He is a Past Exalted Ruler 
of Quincy Lodge, B. P. O. E's, at present a trustee. Fast 
Regent Quincy Council Royal Arcanum, No. 125, at 
present treasurer, and for three years President of the 
Quincy Turnverein; Secretary and Treasurer of Post A., 
T. P. A., for the past five years, and can be as long as he 
desires, and as an amateur actor, is some actor. He can 
grow a mustache in two minutes, but is always seen in 
his oHice wearing a smooth face, and a smile that won't 
come off. At the Elks' annual musical comedy last 
spring, he as Sylvester Slick, a traveling man, more than 
made good, as he always does. 



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FRBU G. SMn II 



A DRAW says Fred, and everyone goes away satis- 
fied, because they know that Fred would not 
under any consideration render any tut a just 
decision, and he is some referee. No fistic event 
of any importance takes place in Quincy, but 
that he is called upon to referee, because the lovers of 
the sport have implicit confidence in his judgment. His 
long suit is friendship; he believes in it as implicitly as 
he believes in the common fraternity of mankind. If a 
friend is worth having, he is worth sticking to through 
thick and thin, and he is a prominent member of the 
historic family, who lives his precepts. The real friend 
is the man who will lend you money, even if you do owe 
him a few bucks on an ancient loan: if you say to him: 
iend me an iron man until tomorrow, he will dig down 
in his jeans with never a thought of the elastic property 
of the word, that the Spanish dote on. If you invite 
him to lunch, he will say, "Come on, old man, its on 
me," and buy a lunch worth while; if you intimate that 
you are thirsty he will take the hint and order the kind 
that is worth while. If you feel like taking a smoke he 
is there with the cigars. If you sit in a game of "draw" 
he will decline to take your red and blues, because he 
is your friend. If you need an umbrella, he will say, 
take it along my boy, and if you take it and never re- 
turn it, he will refrain from making comments on ti.e 
moral turptitude, and the littleness of the umbrella 
borrower. To be a "blow-in-the-bottle friend nowa- 
days, you must be an easy mark, o" else you are a 
"squeeze, or too "near to be a good fellow. 

Fred G. bmith, however, is a friend of discretion and 
discernment. There is no counterfeiting his article. He 
will do anyone a good turn for necessity or accommoda- 
tion, but he won't be done by cheap skates, who know 
no more about the value of virtues or friendship, than 
a hog knows about the music of Balfe. Fred has hosts 
of friends, and when he not refereeing a bout you will 
always find him at liis buffet, where he will give you 
the glad hand. 



WILL H. HELLHAKE 



THK successful shoeman must know and thorough- 
ly understand shoes. He must also have an 
eye for the beautiful in the way of adoring his 
place of business. Plenty of light and ventila- 
tion, comfy seats and other accessories, that go to make 
the customer know that he is in a progressive place of 
business. He must be successful, also always remem- 
ber that no feminine patron tould possibly wear more 
than a 2 V2 or 3-C at the most, and that is one reason 
why Will H. Hellhake, manager of the Weltin Shoe 
Co., is a successful shoeman. He is a native son of 
Quincy, and received his schooling at St. Boniface 
school, and while as a Whig newsboy wondered why it 
was someone did not sell shoes that fit the feet 
and din't pinch. So he went into the shoe business, 
learning all that he could in local stores, he hied him- 
self to the State Capital, where he learned that the 
feet were larger and harder to fit. He then returned 
to Quincy, as superintendent of the outfitting of the 
Weltin Shoe Co., where he as manager, has one of the 
neatest and one of the most complete shoe emporiums 
in the country. He does not confine himself to one line 
or factory's goods, but handles the output of the best 
factorias, and has special lines made (or their own 
trade. In the shoe world Mr. Hellhake Is an accepted 
authority, his judgment is accepted as final, but he is 
not engrossed altogether by the demands of business, 
Ke has time to cultivate the gentle art of action. It 
is more of a diversion with him than anything else 
and yst devotes himself to it, with great seriousness 
of purpose. He believes that whatever is worth doing, 
is worth doing well, and consequently he acts his best 
as dictates by conscientious study and his application 
to true standard of dramatic art. He has never in- 
vaded the professional field, but finds great delight in 
amateur performances, and as hotel clerk of the White 
Klephant, a musical comedy, recently given by the Elks 
his work was such that many stars could learn fr )m 
liim interesting detail of expression and person:'.! 
equipose. 



THERE is a vast difference between the plioto- 
graphic studios of today and that of a genera- 
tion ago, or in the days of our Fathers, when 
to "have your picture tooli," was an event in 
in one's life, and looked upon with about as 
much pleasure as a visit to the dentist. The photo- 
graphic establishment has about it an ancient and 
fish-like smell. The odor is boisterous; you detect 
it the minute you look in the directory for the proprie- 
tor's name. It is a clinging bouquet that won't let go, 
when it has nothing farther to communicate. Once 
smelling it, you are amazed to think that from its midst 
issues the plate from which is printed with photolike 
clearness, the picture of your candidate for office. Not 
so, however, with the studio of Mr. McCormick. He 
belongs to the Impressionistic League. He is a connoi- 
seur of the beautiful; he revels in the ethics of art; he 
rejoices in the ideal. His studio is as a studio should 
be, clean, artistic and without an odor. The interior 
is soft and soothing to the senses. One steps from the 
maddening noises of the busy thoroughfare into a high- 
ly adorned studio. Other places may be gilded and or- 
nate with imitation treasures of Occident and Orient of 
studio and loom. McOormick's place is glorious with 
tfce originals, and when placed as in former days of the 
visit to the photographer, being a task to be dreaded, 
you really enjoy a visit to McCormick's lair. His art 
is an interesting study. The nicety with which chem- 
icals eat away and leave exposed only the lines which 
print the subject is surprising to the uninitiated, and 
the various processes by which a finished plate is evolv- 
ed by photography, is surprising, and have much of the 
charm of magic. Probably the largest plant of its kind 
in this section, is the studio of Mr. McCormick, which 
is prepared to execute on short notice the very best 
work. Samples of the work are seen in this book. The 
delicacy of the work is shown by the nicety of its light- 
ing and clear cut lines. Mr. McCormick is not a me- 
chanical photographer, with him it is an art. A novice 
with passing experience may be able to produce plates 
which will iirint passable pictures, but to secure the 
correct effects the operator must have skill and train- 
ing as an artist. 



W. H. WOOD 



HARRY, or the Colonel, as he is called is an en- 
thusiast; no matter what he does, he puts his 
whole heart and soul into it. If it is a base 
ball game, he is there rooting, and out root- 
ing the rooters. If it is an evening's assemblage of 
business men, at one of the physical culture entertain- 
ments at Highland pnrk, you hear Harry's voice advis- 
ing them "to knock his block off, poke him in the 
slats, soak him, get his goat." Whatever llirry dots 
he is wholesouled, and all his friends know it. You 
will see the Colonel at the races, and lie usually has a 
small pasteboard that he is willing to give up, 
to the man in the box, wh.o is willing to rt- 
linquish some of the coin of the realm for 
the pasteboard. Everyone that knows Harry is con- 
versant with the fact that he is a native of the Tight 
Little Isle, but very few know that he was brought up 
in the hotel business. At sixteen years of age, was a 
clerk at the Rackenford Devonshire, about 16.5 miles 
from London. Hearing oi the possibilities of the United 
States, Harry made up his mind to come to the land 
of the free and the home of the brave. Did he pack 
up his grip — not him — first he wrote a letter to several 
leading hotel men, and received a favorable reply and 
then he packed his goods and chattels and took pas- 
sage on the City of New York and arrived in New York 
City in November, ISSi). His correspondence in New- 
York City gave him a letter and Harry lost no time in 
reaching Galesburg, where he entered the employ of the 
C, B, & Q. Eating House System, and made good; so 
good in fact, that in a short time he was given charge 
of the dining room — after ten years' service he was 
transferred to Quincy and placed in charge of the C, 
B. & Q. dining hall. Hearing so many of his custom- 
ers complaining of the hotels, Harry said: "Leave 
it to me," so he hunted up the owner of the 
property at Third and Oak street and purchased the 
corner and spent nearly $75,000 in erecting a real 
caravansarry. The Wood's Hotel, where the tired and 
weary traveller can be assured of a bed that will lull 
him to Dreamland, and a meal that will remind nim of 
home. It is Harry's pride thought, that he is the only 
liotel man in the city that is his own landlord, and the 
Woods is not only a hotel in name, but a modern, up- 
to-date hotel, where everj-tning the traveller may wish, 
is liis for the askins. 



H. H. SGHLINKMAN 



J 'I' ISN'T evory man elected to the po-sition oT alder- 
man who voluntarily resigns, and that is just 
what H. H". done. He served as alderman two 
terms and was a member of the leading com- 
mittees, but desirous of engaging in business and leav- 
ing his ward he tendered his resignation. You ask 
what H. H.'s business is and almost anybody will tell 
you something different. His business is really lish 
and fowl, or fish and game in season. Yet if you have 
an old horse that you would like to trade a young one 
or a better one for, take it to H. H. and he will give 
you a swap. When it comes to trading horses, he is 
really a philanthrophist, always willing to take the 
worst end of the deal if there is a worse end, but his 
principal business is that of conducting the H. H. 
Schlinkman Buffet. But the man with the fish in the 
opposite picture knows where to get good fish. Being 
a fish man doesn't necessarily mean that he is — well, 
the kind of fish that are popular in the common vena- 
cular — H. H. doesn't catch everything which he sells 
to the public. Many a man buys his string of fish on 
occasions, and the only difference between H. H. and 
the other fellow is that he never tells where he gets 
. em, but you may depend upon it that hs has them, 
and that they are fresh. Mr. Schlinkman inherited 
from his father a keen sense of integrity of dealing 
with his fellowmen. He believes in doing what is right, 
irrespective of political parties, and in contempt of 
t. ose meaner purposes, wsich frequently insatiate city 
officiary, and while a member of the council in order 
to represent his constitutents fairly he must represent 
them as far as possible independently of political pre- 
jtidice. This he certainly succeeded in doing with re- 
markable success. He was a member of various com- 
mittees and if anything came up that he was not in 
sympathy with he was not a bit backward in demand- 
ing an investigation of its conduct in the affairs Dur- 
ing the investigation he always proved to have com- 
plete knowledge of affairs, and he was a thorn in the 
side of the members to whom he put questions as short 
and as pointed as a minnow hook. 



FRED LEE HANCOCK 



"«"W J HAT'S the angle? Well, if yiui wish to adjust 
^/^ the polar axis of the solar compass, or know 

anything about meander lines, triangulation, 
or rectangular, corridinates, just call up 
Fred. Fred was born when he was quite 
jcung in Pontussuc. 111. Receiving his preliminary edu- 
cation in Carthage, then removing to Ft. Madison, la., 
completing liis mathematical studies in .Johnson Busi- 
ness College. He prepared himself by practical work 
in the fie'd, learned curvelinsar surveying, also how to 
adjust a vernier of the declanation arc, and was ap- 
pointed assistant city engineer of Ft. Madison. In 1898 
he finally decided he would remove to Quincy, where 
he could .j\\y ice cream in the winter time, smoke 
store-made cigarettes on the streets without shocking 
all society or being talked about. In 1900 he was elect- 
ed city engineer of Quincy, and has settled more line 
fence disputes with a word after courts and sheriffs 
had failed utterly to settle it, with all the machinery 
adjusted. Mr. Hancock broke into politics — he will not 
pretend that his friends dragged him in without his 
will — neither will he argue that a great crisis called 
him to action. He simply wanted to be city engineer, 
because he thought he would like the job and the sal- 
ary. In Ifill, after k.eing in office ten years, he was 
again a candidate, but as Fred puts it, he was glad 
that the polls closed at 5 o'clock because he says, '11 
they would have kept them open longer, he would 
have been defeated by about a million votes." Political- 
ly a Democrat, and coming by it honestly, having been 
named (as you will note his middle name) a^ter Gen- 
eral Robert E. Lee. Fred doesn't care about defeat, 
and although being defeated for re-election, he is loyal 
to i is party, and is chief of the engineering corps of 
the Quincy and Western Illinois railroad, he is too busy 
to think about politics. Do you get the angle? He 
is some joiner, Fred is Past Worthy President of the 
Eagles, a member of the Elks, Ben Hur, North Side 
Boat Club and Hook 'Em Kows. 



HENRY L. MICHELMANN 



OXE of the oldest industries in Quincy, is tliat 
of tlie Michelmann Steel Construction Com- 
pany, founded in 1S65 by J. H. Michelmann, 
father of Henry L. Michelmann. The year 
1S65 being the year of Henry's birth, so we may say 
Henry was brought up in the boiler business. When 
he was a boy in his marble stage, he used the blanks 
punched out of sheet and boileriron for marbles, and 
bo!er rivets for jack stones. After he finished his 
school days, and had completed his education, he 
started to learn the boiler trade, and he learned it, for 
if there is anything about the boiler making industry, 
that he is not conversant with, it is something that 
has not yet been discovered. In 1900 the plant was 
incorporated, and Mr. Henry L. was made Secretary 
and Manager. In 1906, the name was changed to the 
Michelmann Steel Construction Company. The plant's 
original home was located at Second and Spring Sts., 
wi-ere the Q. Freight Depot is now located, and theit 
business increasing necessitating more room, they re- 
moved to their present Location — Second and Hamp- 
shire Sts. In 1903 they added a structural, iron and 
steel department in addition to steam boilers, smoke 
stacks, riveted pipes, and fire escapes, and today, u, 
addition, they erect steel structures for buildings and 
bridges, steel tanks, steel towers, and stand pipes, and 
they specialize in bridges for highways, and all 
classes of metallic structures. They have but recentlly 
completed the steel and glass addition to the Little 
Metal Wheel Works, the first structure of this kind in 
t is section of the country. The artist has shown Mr. 
Michelmann on the opposite page, astride of a boiler, 
although if you were to visit the plant, you would noC 
find him pounding away, but in or about the plant, 
or in the office, figuring on some bridge or other 
work, and it takes more than mere figures in these 
days of fierce competition to land a big bridge con- 
tract. He must have the figures right, must also be 
able to convince a board of skeptical, quizzical, super- 
visors that his estimate, if not the lowest in price, is 
the most reasonable and the best possible, combatable 
within the appropriation, and Mr. Michelmann cer- 
tainly does convince the sceptical all over Illinois. 
Iowa, Missouri. Oklahoma, and other western states, 
because in any of these states, may be seen bridges 
and other structures bearing the plate — Constructed 
by the Michaelmann Steel Construction Company. 
Quincy. 111., so Mr. Michelmann is in a way a mission- 
ary, and is constantly advertising Quincy. A few years 
ago, a neighboring city, offered them a bonus and 
grounds as an inducement provided they would remove 
their plants, but the natal feeling was strong, too 
strong in fact for Mr. Michelmann to think of re- 
moving their plant, and so they are fixtures in Quincy. 
and one of the oldest manufacturing institutions in 
the city. Mr. Michelmann is a member of Post A. T. 
P. A., a Mason, and a member of the Ghazzeh Grotto 
Mvstic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted 
Re;ilm. 



T. W. DURANT 



WHERK there is. a will there is a wuj , and es- 
pecially if you have a pull. And the gallant 
naval officer, depicted on the opposite page, 
had some pull, and his pull was with a no 
less personage than the President of the United States, 
Grover Cleveland. Jlr. Uurant always wanted to be a 
naval officer, and as the quoto of his state was filled, it 
did not dis;;earten him. The fact that he had on divers 
and numerous occasions acted as boatswain for Presi- 
dent Cleveland, on fishing .iaunts, gave him his pull, 
and when he with apprehension suggested to his Excel- 
lency that he would like an appointment to the naval 
school, his wish was granted. Mr. Durant is a down-east 
Connecticut Yankee, having been raised in North Ston- 
ington, Conn. After spending four years at Annapolis he 
was commissioned an ensign, and in 1898 went to Cuba 
in command of the Sirin, a converted yacht, an auxiliary 
■of the Mosquito Fleet, under Commodore Rainey, com- 
mander of the fleet, flagship Lancaster. During the 
Spanish-American war, Lieut. Durant, while in charge 
of the Sirin. captured the Franklin, a Norwegian steam- 
er, smuggling wheat and rice oft of Mantanzas, Cuba, 
the Franklin was taken to Key West, and sold for 
$6.5,000. Lieut, Durant's share of the prize money was 
$1,760. At the close of the war he then returned to 
Boston, accepting a position with the Commonwealth 
Laundry of Boston. Chicago having more smoke anil 
better possibilities, he went to Munger's Laundry of 
Chicago, and then accepted a position as sales manager 
and was a director of the Pullman Chemical Stoc'. 
Company. Two years ago he came to Quincy as super- 
intendent and secretary of the Quincy Laundry Com- 
pany. He is a member of ,ne K. P.'s, Forresters, 
L. O. O. M., H. E. K., and a member of the Metropoli- 
tan Officers' Association of Massachusetts of the 
Tnited states Navy. 



EDWARD SIHPKER 



OH. yfs. you all remember him. He conducts (ht 
pupuiar Wood Leaning resort on Fifth street, 
oppoL^ite Washington Square. You al: know 
Siepker's, and it is a popular resort and hand- 
somely furnished and decoo'ated. It is one of the 
oldest wood leaning clubs in the city, and for over one- 
half of a century has been the place where men about 
town congregate and meet each other, and over a cold 
one exchange confidences and lean against the 
Mahogany. And prophesy how mucli majority their 
candidate will have in the coming election, and when 
they tire of leaning, they retire to one of the hand- 
some leather booths, and increase their candidate's 
majority and while waiting for lunch to be served, rem- 
inisce as to how long the place has been occupied as a 
wood leaner's club and they figure that for over fifty 
years it has been occupied as such and for the past 
thirty-five years has been known as the house of Siep- 
ker's. 

In HlOG, Edward, the manager, wso is depicted on 
the opposite page, declaiming on the purity and 
merits of the oil of joy contained in the bottle he is 
holding forth, had the place enlarged, remodelled and 
aspired to (!o a larger uusiness, and he is doing it, and 
you will always find him on the job. Is it a case 
or a barrel you wish to buy or a whole stock of wet 
goods you want, well he is with you, and if it is only 
a shell for five, he is there with the pleasant smile and 
if the register only rings a "gitney," he thanks you 
because he knows that before night it will be filled 
wi'h the jingling coins that glut it every night. Ed's 
father before him conducted me place and it is as 
natural for him to stand on the other side of the 
Mahogany and get the coin as it is for a keg or ?» 
I'ottle to run dry, and the more dry kegs and empty bot- 
t'es the more the register rings. But he is not supposed 
to be always there. It is seldom, however, you wi' 
no* find him somsw-here about the place, or \'ithin 
hail, and when one of the mixologists is absent, he 
doffs his coat and hat, and dons the apron and 
jacket and steps ito the breach and they do say he 
can make a cocktail, a gin ricky, or a silver fiz that 
sometimes make some members of the club wish there 
were no midnight closing law, and that al; they had to 
do in life was to buy the decoctions and watch him 
work. Buffets come and go, but oft times men will 
drop in and remark it is over thirty years since I was 
in Quincy. When last here, I had a smile in this same 
place; that is only another testimonial as to the popu- 
larity of the house of Siepker's and they do say he 
is making more money than he ever makes noise 
about, and that helps some. Being a truth- 

ful man and knowing that it would be absolutely 
impossible for him to be on time to luncheon or din- 
ner, he never could muster the courage to ask a shrink- 
ing and confiding woman to take him for better or 
worse, because he wouldn't lie to her about the 
■•worse." 




'Uj^"^" 



JOHN L. I LYNN 



BIOFOUE his advent into tl.e world, liis fatlipr 
was in tlie soda and mineral water business, 
and .lolin Jr., .lack, as he is familiarly railed, 
was raised on soda and mineral water, and 
is a living example of what liind of a man 
first-cdass soda and mineral water will produce. Mr. 
Flynn is the Manager of J. J. Flynn & Co., manufac- 
turers and bottlers of carbonated waters, syrups and 
extracts, and before he was old enough to go to school 
knew more about the soda water business than some 
people who have been in the soda business for years. 
Now in the manufacture of soda there is something that 
to the unitiated is more than mysterious. To walk 
into a plant and see the different processes is inter- 
esting to say the least. Some people inquire: Is soda 
healthy? Mr. Flynn will answer, the most health- 
ful beverage in the world, the purest of water only, 
distilled and filtered. The best of fruits and syrups 
and we manufacture our own extracts and flavors of 
all kinds, and look at me, he will say, I have been 
drinking soda water for years and years. Do 1 look 
thin or scrawny, am 1 puny, do 1 look sick, not me. 
See my automobile. Uo I ever get stuck out on the 
road with it. Never. If our soda is not all O. K. and 
healthy, and pure, would I having been raised on it, 
be as husky looking as I am. Well. 1 don't think. 

And it is irue — tl.e product of the J. .). Flynn Co. 
is recognized by connoisseurs in soda, mineral and 
table waters to be the best obtainable. The utmost 
care is exercised in the manufacture and bottling, 
cleanliness and purity is their hobby. Filters and 
every modern improvement conducive to purity and 
cleanliness being used, is just why their business is 
the success it is and taxes the capacity of the p! nt. 

Mr. John L., is the manager and responsible head 
of the firm. He was born and raised in Quincy. He 
is a membsr of various fraternal organizations, 
among them being the Knights of Columbus, Eagles, 
S. P. A., Turners and North Side Boat Club. A base- 
ball fan and a lover of horses. Although he is an 
automobile owner, he has not yet been attacked by 
automobilessis. One of Mr. Flynn's hobbies is char- 
ity, and his friends say, that if it were not for him, 
some of the institutions that depend on the gener- 
osity of the public would fall short of making both 
ends meet, and he has never been known to refuse 
aid to any one really in need. 



W. F. GERDES 



To THIi; layiiiiin watching the erection of a steel 
strnctiuf or bridge, it is apparently a simple 
mutter, to put the beams or girders together, 
but it takes a skilled engineer to design, plan 
and have all the different sections fit with the nicety 
■of a watch pinion. Mr. Gerdes of the Michaelmann 
Steel Construction Company, is an experienced engi- 
neer, not the kind that runs an engine, a locomotive, 
or surveying streets, highways or lots, but a structural 
engineer, and he is practical. Not acquiring the knowl- 
edge in a college, or a correspondence school, but un- 
der private tutors and in the actual construction de- 
partment of the largest engineering and construction 
firms in the West. 

He was for years connected with the Union Iron 
Foundry of St. Louis, and in 1893, when the Michael- 
man Steel Construction Company added a steel struct- 
ural department, he took charge of that department. 
Me can tell you all about the different qualities of 
ores, where they are mined, what the value is, and how 
they are most easily and cheaply shipped to the furn- 
aces. He can tell you every detail of the process of 
reducing the ores to pig, and of converting the pig in- 
to steel, or other forms of marketable iron. He knows 
all about the open hearth process, and the Bessinier 
process and any other process that was ever invented. 
He can tell you the tensile strength and the deduc- 
ibility of a steel bar girder, and what the scientific 
processes require and that too without consulting a text 
book or being compelled to refresh his memory from 
works of any kind. Mr. Gerdes has structural steel 
dov, n so pat, that the professional scientist who depend 
upon theory take to the tall and uncut whenever his 
opinion is pitted against theirs on matters of facts. He 
is one of the members of the Michaelmann Steel Con- 
struction Company, and has charge of the engineering 
and drafting department, and lays the work out on 
paper, so that when completed, each beam or girder 
fits to the smallest fraction of an inch. The Keokuk 
sub station, now under construction at Keokuk, la., 
the trusses for the Wise paper mill, the Gardner Gov- 
ernor Works and the new St. Francis chapel are all of 
his designing. During the last decade more progress 
has been made in structural work than in any other 
industry, due to the fact that demand calls for a higher 
more substantial and fire proof structures. The Mich- 
aelmann's Steel Construction Company keep abreast of 
the times, and cities and towns in Illinois, Iowa, Mis- 
souri, Oklahoma and other western states all show 
either bridges or steel structures as examples of their 
work. 




m'^ ci 




CHARLES DEWEY CENTER, M. D. 



WHKN the patient has taken medicine until lii« 
system will not retain any more, and he 
thinks his appendix or carbureator, or his 
transmission refuses to respond to treat- 
ment, or that he has sand in his gear box and he is 
thinking of buying a one-way ticket across the ferry 
on the stix, he sends for a surgeon and in Quincy it 
is usually Dr. Center. That is the doctor's profession 
and he harbors a sincere love for it. He is the attend- 
ing sur£,eon of Blessing hospital and is also a lecturer 
of the training school for nurses at Blessing hospital. 
He is a graduate of Knox College, and read medicine 
under Dr. J. S. Reyburn, at Ottawa, III., and in 1S91 
niitriculated in Rush College in Chisago and graduated 
with the class of 1894. winning the Freer prize for the 
best thesis. He begiin his professional life as com- 
pany's physician on the (leogobic iron range in North- 
ern Wisconsin, and was afterward house surgeon in the 
Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, thus putting to pract- 
ical test his theoretical knowledge and professional 
service of a vital and important character. 

The doctor under the late .James H. Etheridge, 
M. D., acquitted himself for specializing in surgery, and 
gives particular attention to the surgical diseases of 
women and children. A close student, he carries inves- 
tigations and researches into the realms of scientific 
knowledge bearing upon his profession, and is the au- 
thor of many monographs, among them being acute, 
hemoragic. Encephalitis. Abdominal Pregancy, History 
of Medicine, Malaria, Rational Treatment of Injuries by 
Fomentation and the treatment of Cutaneous diseases 
by X-ray-therapy. He was one of the early investiga- 
tors of tne X-ray and one of the first against placing 
too great confidence in curing diseases by the X-ray, 
and in the practice of both medicine and surgery he has 
displayed a skill that entitles him to the leading ranks 
of the profession. He is a member of the American 
Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and 
Adams County Medical Society. He is a member of the 
Masonic fraternity, also of the Beta Theta Pi, and the 
Pa Phi Ro Sigma. He is also major I'nited States med- 
ical corps, assigned to the Fifth infantry, I. N. C. 



JOSEPH H. VANDF.NBOOM 



WIIKN Miss Opportunity knoclved on liis door, lie 
was always at home, and if it ocourred to 
him that she was relax in her visit, ht 
went out and looked her up and personally 
invited her to call, and Quincy has more than benefitted 
by the tireless efforts of Mr. VandenBoom, and his co- 
operation in behalf of Quincy, and he may be always 
counted upon to further any movements for the good of 
the city. He is a native son of Quincy and began liis 
education in the parochial schools, graduating from the 
Bryant and Stratton Business College. His first em- 
ployment was in the Ricker National Bank, where he 
served as a clerk for two years. He then entered the 
service of VandenBoom &. Blomer. pork packers, as 
bookkeeper, and in IST.'i he formed a partnership with 
Henry H. Moller in the lumber business, and under the 
firm name of Moller & VandenBoom, in 1901, after 
the death of Mr. Moller, the firm was incorporated as 
the Moller it VandenBoom Lumber Company. Mr. 
VandenBoom being president. His life has been a par- 
ticularly active one, and in addition to his interests as 
president of the Moller & VandenBoom Lumber Com- 
pany, he is a director of the Ricker National Bank, 
Modern Iron Works. People's Loan and Building As- 
sociation, VandenBoom & Stimpson Lumber Company, 
Memphis, Tenn., Chicago Lumber & Coal Co., and is 
also president of the Schwartz Lumber Co., of St. 
Louis. He is interested in Texas lands in the Panhan- 
dle and in sheep farming, and also interested in farm- 
ing lands in Saskatchewan, Canada. A Democrat in 
politics, he was elected an alderman from the Sixth 
ward in 1881, and was re-elected in 1883. He was a 
member of the lighting committee that changed the city 
lighting system from gas to electricity. He is chair- 
man of the ordinance committee and a member of the 
finance committee. He is a member of the Fireman's 
Benevolent Association, \V. C. V., and is also a member 
of the B. P. O. K. 



CHARLES W. RICE 



MR RICE first announced his arrival in Milan. 
Mich., by a loud request for milk, and then 
more milk, and he then and there made up 
his mind he would get into the hotel busi- 
ness, but the folks kept him at home on the farm, 
picking potato bugs, driving cows, and doing other 
chores until the World's Fair year, when he went to 
Detroit, and got a position in a furniture store and for 
many weeks he was kept busy shampooing floors and 
furniture, and finally one day when everyone else in 
the store was engaged with customers he was called to 
entertain a customer for a few minutes while the sales- 
men were busy, and when the salesmen asked the cus- 
tomer what he desired, he replied. ■ that he had been 
served, and that the young man, Mr. Rice, had just 
sold him a bill amounting to over $2,000, so that is 
how he got his start as the star furniture salesman. 
All he needed was the opportunity, and when she ar- 
rived, he wasn't bashful and extended to her the glad 
hand, and then since he has always kept in touch with 
her. 

In 1901, an epidemic of automobilitets struck 
Detroit, and Mr. Rice took himself to Chicago where 
they build and furnish a new hotel every few hours. 
He is now president of the Associated Furniture Manu- 
facturing Association, and when he hears of a site be- 
ing sold for a hotel, does he send a salesman around, 
not Charles J. He piles into tis automobile, turns on 
the gas and promptly interviews the prospective hotel 
man and sticks to him until he has his signed order. 
He says it is easier for him to sell and furnish a 1,000 
room hotel, than it is to sell furniture for a five room 
flat. Meeting his friend E. W. Darling on the street 
one day. he said lets form a hotel company: you erect 
the buildings and I will furnish them. So- that is ho\\ 
the E. D. R. Hotel Company of which Mr. Rice is the 
President was formed. The E. D. R. Hotel Co. is a 
successful corporation, who erect the finest, modern 
fire proof structures and furnish them sumptuously. 
The finest furniture, carpets, rugs and draperies ana 
beds and bedding, and say. an E. D. R. Hotel bed. is 
not to be excelled, and is literally the home of Mor- 
phis, and it only goes to show that the E. D. R. is a 
hard combination to beat, and another reason why the 
Hotel Quincy and other hotels under their direction 
are so popular and successful. Yes. Mr. Rice belongs 
in this book because he is the president of the E. D. R. 
Hotel Company. 



WILLIAM P. COMEFORD 



No ONP] calls him Wiliiam, they all call hiiu 
"Hiliie." If he could have his way, he would 
make health catching and disease a myth. The 
world would be all sunshine and life, and 
there would be deaths only when individuals had cersed 
to be worth while. No other man in the village of 
Quincy takes a keener interest in the health of the 
average individual. No other scans the mortality re- 
ports with greater regularity. Billie is the mainstay 
in Quincy and vicinity, of the Penn. Mutual Life In- 
surance Company, where he acts as general agent. If 
you talk to Billie, he will put his hand on your arm, 
lead you aside and gently whisper in your ear that 
the company applied for a ci:arter in 1846 and it was 
organized under the laws of Pennsylvania in 1S4 7. Of 
the first one hundred persons insured, 50 lived until 
1807 — fifty years after. The company has now one 
half billion in course, and assets amounting to 
$127,000,000. He will also inform you that it is the 
first concern to extend ti'.e same facilities to women 
as to men. It is as liberal in the matter of policies as 
other well known companies and has a splendid repu- 
tation for quick and satisfactory adjustment of claims. 
Billie formerly was in the railroad business, and he 
]3arned to know everybody and everybody has learned 
to know him, and his acquaintance is too valuable to 
be neglected or hidden. And one day an insurance com- 
pany tempted him — and Billie fell — fell, but to arise, 
for today he is unquestionably the leader of this com- 
munity of quick, witted and oily tongue gentlemen, 
who convince dying men that it is a sin to go to the 
grave, ieaving behind no bunch of insurance money 
for the widow and children. Only recently, through 
Mr. Cometord's office, several large policies were ne- 
gotiated. The premiums on these policies are large 
and if the insured should die within the year, 
the company would punch a large irregular hole 
into its bank account. Biilie is responsible for other 
large risks and is only human that he should peruse 
the obituary columns of the local newspapers as the 
first of importance. He has risen to his position with 
the company on his merits, nobody has pushed him 
along; he aimed high and hit the mark. His concern 
is for the health of the patrons of the company, does 
not deprive him of time to cultivate the social side 
of life. And is well known as a representative and 
hustling booster. He is an active member of the local 
Chamber of Commerce. 



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PETER E. PINKLEMAN 



SOME men liave what is termed the (lolilen 
Touch. Not that touch that when an acquaint- 
ance touches you for a single or a double eagle, 
but that William Fenn acquisitiveness, and the 
touch that everything they have anytlling to do with 
in a business or financial way, turns to gold. Some 
men if you will give them the most prosperous banking 
or mercantile business in the world, in a short time 
would be so badly bent if not broken they would have 
to retire for repairs and send out a S. O. S. call. Not 
so with Mr. Pinkelman; he is a Philadelphia Quaker. 
You possibly did not know that. He was born in the 
city of brotherly love, and when he was thirteen years 
old, found Philadelphia too slow and quiet for him. 
Then he came to Quincy, and back to the soil attractea 
him, so for a number of years he was an agriculturist. 
Then l:e came to town, and started in the general mer- 
cantile business, and traded nails, lamp chimneys and 
calico for eggs, potatoes and chickens, and gave thi 
tiller of the soil, such really good bargains that he 
was soon known as the farmer's friend. And in a 
short time both he and the farmer had so much money 
that he had to open a bank, and as the vice president 
of the Broadway Bank more than made good. Now 
Mr. Pinkelman doesn't want all the money in the 
world, so he disposed of his inteiests in the mercantile 
business, and, thought he w uld retire. But he 
wouldn't stand around an see golden opportunities 
wasting, so a short time ago, he purchased the moving 
picture theatres, the Gem and Savoy, just to have 
something to occupy his mind and his time, and the 
first week's business jjroved that he had again pur- 
chased the hen that laid the golden eggs, and their 
cackle is incessantly heard from noon until late at 
night. Mr. Pinkelman said to friends, I just wanted 
something to do, and he certainly has it and is doing 
it. You V. ill see him out in front with his pleasant 
smile, welcoming his hosts of friends and he has 
hosts of them, and as soon as they learned he had 
luirchased the Savoy and Cent, they began to pile in 
until he was worried where to place them. It only 
goes to show that a man who has the golden touch, 
can and will succeed, whether it be farming, mercan- 
tile, banking or the "movey" business, because what he 
undertakes to do, he does right. He gives his patrons 
the best obtainable, and at all times is looking out for 
their comforts. That's why Pete as his friends call 
him has the golden touch, and can and does make live 
ones out of dead ones, and is another living example 
that 13 is a lucky number for he was born on the 13th 
day of the month. 



EDWARD C. URBAN 



CENTENNIAL is what the "C" stands for, andlhe 
year l.e was born at Nauvoo, Illinois, and 
was christened Edward Centennial, A., j is the 
vice president of the A. Urban & Son Co. He is 
depicted in his official uniform. You will note he is 
very busy; he has in his pocket a key to the wine cel- 
lar, and he is just about to open one. If there is any- 
thing in the wine or liquor business that you want he 
will be more than glad to inform you, that their firm 
can supply you a better grade at a smaller price than 
any other firm in the business, also that they carry a 
full line of foreign and domestic goods, and are tlie 
sole representatives of the oldest and best brands of 
California wines and brandies. And he wul tell you 
that he supervises personally the careful shipment of 
your order and you will always receive just what you 
have ordered. He is one of the most active birds in the 
Arie of Eagles: he is a charter member and holds life 
membership No. 1 in the Arie; he is also a member of 
Post A, T. P. A., North Side Boat Club, and the Power 
Boat Club. In the duck season his customary haunts 
in and about town know him not. His conception of 
hunting is to hunt on the square. He insists that game 
be given a chance for its ally, and if you cannot cap- 
ture the elusive duck by pure sportsmanly tactics and a 
good aim h? would prefer to eat a cheese sandwich and 
swap canned stories with his companions. Hunting to 
him is sport — the genuine excitement that conies from 
honorable quest of bird, beast and fish. The mere sat- 
isfaction of lugging home a basket of fish or a bagful 
of birds is no satisfaction at all, since he has the price 
to purchase them. What he wants is the physical exer- 
tion and the exercise of skill. They impart flavor lo 
the fowl and miniify the boneliness of the fish. 



EDWIN VVARKEN PARRILL 



OH, yes, I remember you. Let's see, where I saw 
you — Oh, where was it? Oh yes, I think it was 
out at the last fight or the ball game, or at 
the races, one of those places; yes, that is 
where it was Wherever there is a crowd, there you 
will see Mr. Parriil, with his camera taking a snapshot, 
Ke never overlooks a bet, and he can take and make 
Eome pictures, but that isn't his business. His busi- 
ness is, as Manager of the Albert Sellner Company 
direction the Eastman Kodak Co., of Rochester, N. Y., 
to induce the novice into the mysteries of making and 
taking pictures, printing and developing. First he 
takes the prospective victim into his dark room and 
loads the camera; then he takes the camera out into 
the litht, and unloads it — "onto him or her, the cus- 
tomer." He will take a possible customer over into 
the park, and show him how its done, and imbue them 
with the faith that they can go home and take just as 
good pictures as he or anyone else, but when they 
snap and snap, and take out the films to develop, and 
see a part of a tree, and a cow's tail, and the fog, 
principally fog, this of course to the novice is not en- 
couraging, but Mr. Parriil informs them to try and try 
again. He sayes the films — don't cost much, and be- 
sides it helps business. Finally when they have suc- 
ceede, in getting the hang of the thing, and make a 
picture that they can tell whether it is a Baptist 
church or a rear view of a sprinkling wagon, the 
novice proceeds to develop it, and after they have 
ruined three or four suits of clothes, they take their 
films and plates to Mr. Perrill, and he develops and 
prints them. That's his business, developing, printing 
and selling cameras and camera supplies. The cus- 
tomer is out in the sun, and he is in the shade. They 
have the experience and he gets the money. Seriously 
though, Mr. Parriil represents the largest photographic 
concern in the world, and is a past master in the 
making of exterior or interior photos, and at all times 
with his corps of efficient assistants, is more than 
ready to show to the uninitiated just how to take, 
make, develop ,and print a picture that in our grand- 
fathers' days was an unknown art. And that may b'_ 
retained as a souvenir of a pleasant jaunt, or as a 
reminiscence of a pleasant day's outing. 

Mr. Parriil is a Mason, a member of the Consistoi-y 
and also a member of Ghazzeh Orotto, Mystic Order 
of th(> Veiled l'roi)hets of the Knchanted Realm. 



MORRIS B. ADLER 



THKKIO don't many people know it, but H. stands 
for Benjamin, and he is a native Bostonian, 
having been born in the city of croolved streets 
in 1882. When he was fifteen years old, he 
enlisted in the U. S. Navy at Chicago, and was 
a member of the crew of the Cruiser New York. On 
its historical trip around the world, which was made in 
commemoration of the opening of the ports of the 
world. The New York was the flag ship and Admiral 
Rogers was in command of the fleet. Morris was in 
the torpedo service for eleven months and the young- 
est member at that time in the service. He was also 
connected with the U. S. Naval Telegraph Corps, and 
after resigning went to Toledo, Ohio, and entered the 
employ of the Pope Automobile company, and is now 
a man of wheels; not the kind that whiz in the cranium 
but the other kind, wheels that you have to pump up 
with air, the same as Morris is doing, and wheels that 
carry persons and things. Wheels that are attached to 
strange looking contrivances that propell themselves as 
if by magic power. Wheels that cost a man a small 
fortune to buy and a larger one to maintain. In short, 
Morris is so much of a wheel man that he is recognized 
as one of he best automobile stlesmen in the country. 
He came to Quincy early in 1910 as sales manager of 
the C. T. Nicho's Automobile Company, and more than 
made good. It is genuine pleasure for him to sell his 
vehicular wares, because he can estimate the pleasure 
of the purchasers and share it in a grim sort of way, 
while he is inducting the customer into the mysteries of 
the different wheels and levers, and as an expert chaf- 
feur, he is the envy of all who own such machines, for 
he has the happy faculty of always having for his own 
use a machine that is in perfect working and a little 
better than any other he may have sold to patrons. He 
is chairman of the Automobile division of the Quincy 
Chamber of Commerce. He is the youngest President 
of the Spanish-American war veterans, and is a 32nd 
degree Mason. 



JOSEPH SAWDON 



AFTER returning to England in 1883, after a visit 
to the United States, in which he covered tlie 
entire country from coast to coast, he ar- 
rived at the conclusion that the land of the 
stars and stripes was the place for him, so he located 
in the city of Philadelphia. Completing his education 
at Girard College, was tendered a position as reader on 
the Philadelphia Press. Attending the World's Fair at 
Chicago, he concluded that the Windy City was the 
place for him, so he opened an office in the old Inter 
Ocean building and entered into business as manufact- 
urer's agent in the stationery and envelope business. In 
1900 he was appointed manager of the Stronghurst 
Mfg. Co., at Stronghurst, 111., manufacturers of adver- 
tising novelties, catalogs, and merchants' envelopes. In 
IIIOT, hearing of the delicious peaches that Benton 
Harbor is famed for, far and wide, he established the 
Midland Envelope company, and manufactured the Se- 
curity Brand catalog, and merchandise envelopes, of 
which he is the patentee and inventor, and on the op- 
posite page he is telling you that Security Brand Envel- 
opes will deliver your catalog, booklet or merchandise at 
its destination in perfect condition. The cord which 
pulls in the opposite direction from the same base, and 
around the contents removes all strain from the envel- 
opes and fastenings, thus eliminating the danger of 
mutilation, which often occurs when metal and other 
clasps are used, but fastened to the flap and envelope 
only. The "Tie that binds" inside insures safety be- 
cause the contents are bound through the envelope and 
the envelope through the contents preventing friction 
and consequent damage in the rough handling to which 
mail sacks are subjected. In 1912, he affilliated with the 
American lapeterie and Envelope Company, of Quin- 
cy, Illinois. 

Mr Sawdon is also the inventor and patentee of 
the sanitary book cover an hygenic, economic necessity 
in protecting books in public libraries and schools. He 
is a disciple of Isaac Walton and any time that he 
may have away from his business, you may find him 
along some stream angling for the finny tribe. 



THEODORE H. R. HELHAKE 



ASK almost any well informed person as to the 
origin of shoes, and when and where they were 
first manufactured, they will hesitate, stutter and 
say, Er, Er, why I don't know. In the days of 
the Assyrians and the Egyptians, they wore 
sandals made of plaited grass, or palm froids; then 
primitive man in the colder countries shaped a foot 
covering out of a piece of skin or untanned hide, next 
we had the Dutch Sabot or wooden shoe; then the Irish 
clog, or a wooden sole attached to a leather upper, 
with tacks or nails from which evolved the shoe of to- 
day. In 1790 Thomas Saint perfected and patented in 
England the first machine to attach the upper and 
lower part of the shoe together. The art of shoe mak- 
ing was first established in America, by Thomas Baird, 
who came over on the Mayflower, bringing with him 
a stock of both upper and lower leathers as they were 
then called. For centuries, the shoemaker was an 
itinerate workman, travelling from house to house, 
making the shoes for the household, and until the 19th 
century all shoes were made by hand. In 1810 the 
Massachusetts Yankee invented wooden pegs to attach 
the soles to the uppers. In 1S60, the McKey Sewing 
Machine to sew the soles to the uppers was invenreu. 
and for years the state of Massachusetts led in shoe 
manufacturing, but today, there is not a town or cit.v 
in any civilized country but that one can walk into a 
store and buy a pair of shoes, but do they fit? Well, 
ask Mr. Theo. Helhake whom you will see seated at 
his desk on the opposite page, looking over a line of 
samples, and he will tell you that all of the shoes sold 
by the Miller Shoe Company do fit and are guaranteed 
to fit, and he certainly knows, as that's his business, 
because all his business life has been spent in the re- 
tail shoe business. The Miller Shoe Co., of which Mr. 
Helhake is manage; and secretary and treasurer, is one 
of Quincy's retail business houses that even to the 
stranger as he enters the door gives him a feeling of 
optomism. The store is finely arranged and well light- 
ed, and its popularity is shown by the wonderful in- 
crease of business in the past year, nearly doubling it- 
self over the year before. 

Mgr. Helhake is assisted by union clerks, who have 
made a thorough study of the trade, and are the most 
experienced and expert in their line. Their slogan is: 
How much actual value may be given for the smallest 
?mount of money. The Miller Shoe Co. carry only the 
best grades of shoes and of every variety, and it is one 
of Quincy's ideal stores. Mr. Helhake is vice president 
of the Business Men's League, a member of the Shoe 
Section of the Chamber of Commerce, and is one of 
the most active members of Quincy's Chamber of Com- 
merce. 



W. E. ELLIOTT 



MR. ELLIOTT, is a native of Canada, having 
been born in Montreal in IS.")."!, and 
after leaving school entered into the re- 
tail grocery house of John KUiott. 
From there he went into the oil business and 
sold out to the Standard Oil Company, and then opened 
the bond and broker's business in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. 
Elliott has a genius for making money, the tact of get- 
ting into a position of moving influence is largely de- 
veloped in him. One day he is negotiating the pur- 
chase of a right-of-way for a railroad, and the identical 
same day, he may be closing the contract for con- 
structing a railroad, or else dealing directly for the 
purchase of enough electrical railroad stock to secur<_ 
a reorganization of it. or promoting a working com- 
pany. 

Mr. Elliott has the faculty of booming several 
different things, any of which would engross an ordi- 
nary man's attention to the seclusion of everything 
else. He was one of the original promoters, who 
financed the Milwaukee and Western railroad, also 
promoter and genera! manager of the McKinley and 
Marion Electric line, which is now part of the Cleve- 
land, Columbus and Southwestern railway, also pro- 
moted and was general manager of the Cleveland. 
Brooklyn, Zanesville and Coschocton Electric railroad. 
He is now engaged and promoting and building as 
general manager the Chicago, Peoria and Quincy 
road, which is now an assured fact, and which re- 
duces the distance from Quincy to Peoria thirty-seven 
miles. His confidence in the future of Quincy is 
shown by the fact that he is devoting his entire time 
and tireless endeavor to the building up of its institu- 
tions and galvanizing into life the morbid things that 
needs rejuvenation and fresh blood. He is a promoter, 
and has always been successful in anything undertaken. 



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EDGAR C. SIMS 



WAY back yonder before the days of (Jutten- 
berg, movable type and newspapers, it was 
the whole duty of men to talk well, and to 
have the graces and wisdom to make rhymes 
and improvise was a gift enjoyed by but few 
and one so fortunate as to possess the gift, could ask 
nothing of kings or rulers that was not his for the ask- 
ing: for such no office in the state or kingdom less than 
king was above ambition. Then came Guttenberg and 
his movable type, and from the two. Quidnunce evolved 
the reporter and newspaper man of today. Simms de- 
picted on the opposite page working at his machine ap- 
■ parently doing nothing, yet he is a Quidnunce or a 
news monger or gatherer, that's his business, and how 
he employs his time and wins the sheckels. All bis 
active life he has been a reporter or a news gatherer. 
You meet him on the streets, at the fights, races or ball 
games, wherever a crowd is gathered, there you find 
Edgar C. Always quizzing, always looking for infor- 
mation. He must be able to grasp a tale or news item, 
and dress it in entertaining style and make a readable 
truthful story out of it, and if it is not entertaining, it 
is blue penciled. If it is not truthful, then there is the 
Old Harry to pay. He must hear all the gossip and 
list to the tongue of scandal, and sift it, and use only 
that that is true. He is a natural neuclus of hatred, 
engendered by writing puffs and warm atmospheric 
gems that contain mistakes or criticisms that tell the 
truth. In his norma'; state, the news gatherer is the 
best hated man in the world, yet Simms defies all the 
basic forces that operate against the news gatherer and 
editorial writer. He knows no foes, he enjoys no ene- 
mies: he revels in the hatred of none. With a limitless 
capacity for being mean, he is never mean, little or 
small. His business is to get the news, and Edgar C. 
gets it. 

Simms is a native of Lewiston. 111., and received his 
education at Peoria and Goldsburg. then was handed a 
pad and pencil and sent out into the highways and by- 
ways after news, and he has served the readers of 
Galesburg. Peoria. Decatur. Springfield and Quincy 
with the days happenings in entertaining dress, and all 
the news that those inclined to sport or sporting events 
dote on. he is a mummer. Ask him a question and he 
will hesitate and most likely reply. "I don't know." 
but if you look in the columns of the Herald, you will 
see that he does know, and only wanted to encourage 
the circulation manager. As a member of the editorial 
and news staff, he has made sood. 



WHAT is Ernest J. Stocking doing in this book? 
Well he is in Quincy so often and is so 
well known and popular and at all times 
is working for the good and better- 
ment of Quincy that the book would be incomplete 
without him. While the cannons were roaring, and 
the bells were pealing out the glad tidings that our 
country was One Century old, the Stork brought Ernest 
J. Stocking to Bowling Green, OhiJ. After he, like 
millions of other, patriotic young Americr i-.s, hart gone 
through the usual routine of sticking pirn colic, teeth- 
ing, whooping cough, mumps, m.^'^lea an o ler like 
juvenile ills, his proud parents fearing .« le )ne from 
Gretna Green would rlope with him, picltel him and 
his toys up, and removed to Toledo, Ohii , where he 
learned to play the game of Duckets, uSI g wooden 
blocks in place of cobble stones. This y( . will note 
had a great effect on his after life. After he had fin- 
ished his high school course, he was entreated to enter 
the employ of the Toledo and the Ohio Central Rail- 
road in an official capacity. After he had officiated 
until he had thoroughly systemized the office force, and 
made it one to be talked of among other railroad 
people, the Chicago & Alton Railroad isent for him and 
in 190.5 he began to show the Chicago ii Alton how to 
do things. In the meantime, he had aci^omplished suf- 
ficient to compel the directors of the Chicago, Peoria 
& St. Louis R. R. to sit up and take notice, so they 
informed him they had a larger envelope to hold his 
shekels and more shekels to put in it. Tiring of the 
roar and bustle of Chicago and being of German parent- 
age, he removed to St. Louis. It occurring to E. J. S. 
that if the Railroad used wooden ties, why wouldn't it 
be a good thing to pave the streets with wooden blocks, 
so the CreosoLoi Wood Block Association hearing ot 
him and his theories sent for him, and he accepted 
the position of a creosote block booster or promoter — 
promoter? Wihat is a promoter? Well a promoter is a 
promoter. A promoter is an encourager. and to be a 
successful promoter one necessarily must be a good 
mixer, and believe us he is some mixer. He isn't in 
the town over about eight minutes, until he knows all 
the aldermen by their front names, and nearly all the 
property owners, at least owners interested in wood- 
blocking the streets he wants to wood-block. En- 
courager, he surely is some encourager. When he heari 
of a city that is talking of paving its streets, he hies 
himself away and sings his song of wood-blocks, wood- 
blocks. Until he has thoroughly convinced them tnat 
they would indeed be foolish to lay anything bui wood- 
blocks, quiet, noiseless, dustless and ])ermanency is his 
song. That's his business, wood-blocks and creosote 
More power to him. 



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