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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1904.
tuill do ihe tvorK.
call will bring
itto your home
H. O. ROLFS.
i Brown s
f: in Town.
II The swell new
New Shapes and
Will interest the
See them at
ROCK ISLAND. I LI
HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
9 PUMPKIN, APPLE,
111 DCiru I M n M AND
MINCE PIES AT
WE ALSO HAVE A
LARGE ASSORTMENT j".
OF HOME MADE CAN- O
DIES, ALLEGRETTI, 6
LOWNEY'S, HUY- jlj
LERS, PLOWS, AND
STACY'S BON BONS j
AND CHOCOLATES IN v
1 WANT MEN
suffering from private pelvic diseases to
call on me. Men that need the aid of an
rcrt apt-rlallat.. I will show you how
I have restored to health and vljrr
thousands of men. and how I can d
the same for you. 1 -;lll render fre of
rharr. an honest, sclentlllc opinion of
yiHir case. I will use you kvaestly, treat
vou Willfully- and restore you to health
in the shortest time possible with the
least discomfort practicable, nomt de
lay but rail while your case Id In the
curable stages. I treat successfully.
Varicocele, nervous debility, stricture,
contracted diseases, blood poison, hy
drocele, am! all other private diseases
of men. rite if yuu raa't call.
MISSISSIPPI MKDir.ll. niSPEXSAHV.
I too in l. Illinois Theatre Bid.
Hock laUad. III.
Hours: 9 to ; Sundays. 10 to 2.
J. M. BUFORD
Tbe old fire r.nd time tried companies
represented. Rates as low as '
any reliable company
YOUR PATRONAGE IS SOLICITED.
Illinois Convention to be Held at
PROMINENT PEOPLE THERE
Many Different Organizations Includ
ed in Member
ship. The ninth annual meeting of the
Illinois State Conference of Chariti
will meet in Rockford next week.
Nov. 15 and 1C. The .state meeting
is held under the auspices of the state
commissioner of public charities. The
program which has been arranged
this year is a ve-ry interesting one
and several of the prominent men
from over the state have been invit -i!
to address the meeting. The conven
tion is one that attracts considerable
interest fru:n all over the state.
The lie III be rxh I p.
The membership includes all chari
table institutions or associations, pub
lic or private, associations engaged
in the work of caring for dependent
delinquent and neglected children,
and organizations or associations of
any kind whatsoever dealing wholly
or in part with charitable problems,
irrespective of creeds, are earnest!.:
i-quested to send delegates. A!l per
sons interested in charitable work in
any of its varied phases are cordially
invited to attend the conference an I
participate in the discussions. County
judges, supervisors, superintendent of
county almshouses and members of
women's clubs are urged to be pres
ent. All in attendance who enroll their
names will become members of the
conference and are entitled to a copy
of the proceedings. There are no
The following interesting program
has been arranged and will be carried
out as nearly as possible:
Tuesday. Mpv, I". i. tn.
Address of Welcome Hon. Charles
THIRD AYENUCTHRQUCrUO SECOND
UR SALE OF THANKSGIV-
BEEN LARGE AND IS INCREAS
ING RAPIDLY AS THANKSGIV
ING DAY DRAWS NEAR.
THE JEWELRY DEPARTMENT
ASSUMES A HOLIDAY ASPECT.
SHOPPERS AND VISITORS ARE
LOOKING AND SCRUTINIZING
OUR STOCK WITH A FREEDOM
AND CONFIDENCE THAT FORE
TELLS AN ENORMOUS HOLI
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO
MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS, TO
BE RESERVED UNTIL YOU
CALL FOR THEM. WE'LL
GUARD YOUR SECRETS.
We carry our surplus stock of
men's shoes at our Kck Island
store. Klvlne you the advantage
of the largest "and greatest vari
etv of men's shoes at $3.f0 in the
tri-ci:ies. It is conceded in Iav
etiort that our men's shoes have
more style and more wear than
can be found west of Chicago. So
it is your own fault if vou can't
find shoes to suit and tit you.
ur shoes are made on lasts mod
eled from the natural foot taken
by plaster t';iris casts, requiring
no breaking- in.
3o7 Twentieth Street. Hock Isl
and, and 2us Hrariy Street. Ia
20 lbs. for SI
ning from 7 to
10 at the store
E. Jackson, mayor cf Rockford.
Response Hon. Ensley Moore, Jack
sonville, member of board of state
commissioners of public charities.
President's annual address Hon.
John A. Brown, Decatur.
Hon. Charles S. Deneen, governor
elect, lias been invited to address the
Visiting institutions in the city of
ft Oeloek p. m.
Report of committee on county
charitable and correctional work, by
Iho chairman. Rev. F. Emory Lyon.
Report of committee on juvenile
court work, by the chairman. Hon. .1.
J. McManaman. Chicago. Discussion
Report of committee on work being
done for children, by the chairman
Dr. Hastings H. Hart. Chicago. Dis
cussion. Wedneminy. Nov. 10 !):SO p. in.
Report of committee on woman re
formatory work and the care of
feeble-minded females, by the chair
n:an, Mrs. (leorge .M. Mou'ton, Chi
Report of representatives of Illinois
Federation of Woman's clubs, on the
i elation of woman's clubs to public
2 O'clock, p. in.
"T.ie education of the Blind' Prof.
J. 11. Freeman, .superintendent of Illi
nois institutions for the education of
the blind. Jacksonville. Discussion.
Report of committee on care of
epileptics, by the chairman, Dr. V. II.
Podstata, Dunning. Discussion.
! O'clock p. in.
Report of the c ommittee on the care
of tuberculosis poor, by the chair
man. Dr. George W. Webster, presi
dent Illinois state hoard of health.
REGALIA WORKERS' REPLY
To Statement Published by Manage
ment of Tri-City Company.
Rock Island. III.. Nov. 0 Editor Ar
gus: As you published in Tuesday
night's edition of your paper the com
pany's side of the regular workers"
strike, will you please publish this
answer from the employes. The corn
runny claims that in August last they
were "confronted with a revision of the
piece work scale of compensation
which was unjust and arbitrary." This
we positively deny. The new scale of
wages differed in but fw instances
from the contract of a year ago, which
was entirely satisfactory to tho com
pany, and these were articles on which
the company placed extra work. The
employes have never complained of the
many little instances where the con
tract has not been strictly complied
with such as incomplete and imper
fect cutting lak of work due to an in
sufficient number of cutters which
caused less of time to employes, etc.
In regard to the Labor day orders,
we wish to state that we have nothing
to do with the financial part of trie
firm' hcinp !n,l wo l.-nnw n ,.t h in .r
thir ord.r If nr th in.l"1 tiuiramig ou iuu u. ict.e ui
cti,.oti f rho firm thnt tho v!r1-. wpm
first organized in order to obtain the
union label, which materially increased
their business. The uniforms over
which this controversy has arisen had
nothing to do whatsoever with the La
bor day orders.
In regard to "stand and deliver
policy," may we state that at the ex
piration of the old contract July 30, the
employes wished to discontinue the
union, as they had not been benefited
by it. But that the employers prom
ised to do better by the em
ployes, and as they needed the label
the contract was renewed with but few
, , , , m .
cnanges as above stated. They signed
this contract and everything was satis
factory until after the present order
of duck uniforms was under way. At
this period the firm first complained
of the amount of work turned out in
a day: if they were dissatisfied with
the time work, why did they not pay
the piece work scale or discharge those
they considered incompetent, which
they certainly had a perfect right to uo
at any time. We deny that the piece
work scale was exorbitant, and we
wish to state that more work was re
quired on each uniform than contract
called for. Regarding ibie work, the
employes did all in their power to
satisfy their employers. The em
ployers knew the amount of work we
were capable of doing in a day. and
figured the piece work scale according
ly, which accounts for them (the firm)
not getting their work done cheaper at
time work. The firm makes a mistake
when comparing our work, which is
made to order, with that done for the
commercial trade in non-union fac
tories and "sweat shops" in larger
cities. In regard to the "socialistic ten
dencies" unionism and politics are two
different subjects and we do not deem
it necessary to bring it into our labor
discussion. The employes are per
fectly aware of the fact that tte Tri
City Regalia company is a great advan
tage to the city of Rock Island, and we
have always had the interests of our
employers at heart. We have asked
for nothing Lut that the signed con
tract be complied with, and consider it
the sacred duty of both employes
and employers to live up to their word.
REGALIA & BADGE WORKERS
UNION. No. 11153.
Miss Carrie Orman, Sec.
Resigns as Administrator.
C. P. Skinner has resigned as ad
ministrator of the Skinner estate, arid
Juu:e Parmenter this morning ap
pointed the MoLne Trust ic Savings
tj7,k In bis ; ;ce. Mr. Skinner's j-.or
health n:ale ir necessary far hini to
resign as admiai-rtrator. He Ieavtt
tonight for Arizona to speed the win
COURT OF HONOR
MAY RAISE RATES
Supreme Body CaMtd to Nlett
Next Month at Spring,
MUST FOLLOW OTHER ORDERS
Society in Fine Financial Condition,
But Officers See Necessity for
A call went out from national head
quarters in Springfield yesterday for
a special sessi6n of the supreme Court
of Honor to be held in that city Wed
nesday, Dec. 7.
The call specifies three subjects for
the meeting to discuss, the first two
being of relatively small importance
compared with the third, which pro
vides for the consideration of the
question of equalizing the assessment
The call comes unexpectedly by the
rank and file of this prosperous order,
though it is not by any means the re
sult of hasty action by the officers.
Far-seeing members have realised for
sonic time that this order, as others of
its character have done, must sooner
or later meet and soive ine question
of rates, but few have known that it
went out yesterday signed by every
Delay Mot Knvored.
The supreme officers at firs! were in
favor of delaying action until the next
regular meeting, but that is a year or
more in advance. Other questions
will come up then to complicate the
session and perhaps to render an tin
impassioned discussion of this vital
A few weeks ago all the supreme of
ficers were called together for consul
tation and it was there agreed unani
mously that the special meeting should
be held next month and that this one
big uuestion should be disposed of
then without entanglements with other
Accordingly the call was prepared
and it went out yesterday signed by
every supreme officer.
! This action of the supreme body will
hardly create a ripple, though it will
arouse discussion and general inter-
It has been known for some time
that rates are too low and that very
soon they would have to be raised. In
deed, at the last convention ihe rates
on new members were raised, but those
paid by old members remained undis
turbed. It is now proposed to increase
the rates paid by the older members.
Kollowtujr Other Societies.
In taking this action the Court of
Honor is but following the steps of
, U"K1 u-""" oioci.-.
They have all
, "nara!"ucul rt"" kJilK u'1"-
' grapple d the question and solved
after the only method at hand simple
increase in assessment.
The mistake made by nearly all
these societies, the Court of Honor will
escape. It has been the error of near
ly all fraternal orders to wait too long
before taking necessary action. The
Court of Honor, profiting by others' ex
perience, has decided to do it in plenty
At present the order is in excellent
financial condition, it is claimed. The
increase in rates is not immediately
n Q - lint t V 1 1 1 t-- t ia nnlir r i- Vw r- f
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distance ahead when the mortuary de-
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mantis will De greater than the re
sources of the mortuary fund. The
order now has $100,000,000 in insur
ance in force and nearly 70.000 mem
bers. There is a reserve fund of $lfo,
000 invested in interest-bearing secur
ities. 1. II tie I-'or ReKerve Fund.
The assessments are sufficient to
meet the mortuary demands but there
is little left for the reserve funds
and it is only a question of a short
time before the income from this
source will be inadequate.
The supreme officers believe that
this is the proper time to provide
against such a contingency. They be
lieve that the strength of the order
will be increased whereas by waiting
until the critical hour has come, and
then applying the remedy, its strength
will be decreased.
In this connection it will be notfbed
that no increase of the rates for the
payment of current expenses of the
order is contemplated. The fund out
of which all the expenses, salaries and
the like are paid is sufficient. This
is entirely separate from the mortuary
fund and has no relation to it what
ever. That it is sufficient is proven
by the expenditure out of it of the
money for the purchase and improve
ment of the national headquarters
This fund is not to be disturbed, eith
er by increase or decrease, by the pro
posed action of the society.
Chicago. Nov. 10. The Blue Island
Athletic club, the first suburban fistic
organization in the field, will not pull
off the John Wille-Mike Schreck ten-J
round contest next Monday night, ac
cording to the original announcement. J
This is at the request of tbe moneyed j
men behind the Harlem club, which j
has "Buddy" Ryan and Billy Mellody
booked to fight on the same
Dr. Message, who owns the contro
Interest in the Blue Island club, was j
approached by -the Harlem manage- J
ment yesterday and asked If he would
net postpone his show so as to give
the other organization a clear field,
to which the doctor agreed.
With two attractions on the same
night, and both miles out of town,
neither could make it pay. and al
though the Blue Islanders had a prior
claim to the date and also to the
Ryan-Mellody match, rather than
cause friction it withdrew from the
The managers of "Buddy" and Billy
attached their signatures to a set of
articles agreeing to fight for the Blue
Island club on Nov. 14, but for reasons
best known to themselves they flopped
to the Harlem club, and Message
showed true sportsmanship when he
threw his winning hand in the dis
card. The principals in the windup
and Sieloff and Green, the semi-final
contestants, are training hard for
Santry May Meet Rafael.
San Francisco. Cal.. Nov. 10.
Young Corbett's ankle was much bet
ter yesterday, and he was on the road
early. "Battling" Nelson was on the
road yesterday, going as fast as San
Rafael. This afternoon he tried out
with Murphy. Barry, and Santry.
There was a rumor around town last
night that Jack Cordell was not goinp
to nuet Eddie Santry. It was stated
Billy Roche had asked Frank Rafae
if he would meet Santry in the pre
liminary. Rafael said ho would if he
have to make less than 135
Wille Has Shade on O'Brien,
Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 10. By
son of his superior ruggedness
harder hitting ability. John Wide o!
Chicago had a shade on Philadelphia
Jack O'Brien in the windup at the
National Athletic club last night. It
was one of the hardest bouts in which
O'Brien has ever figured, find that he
stain tiie limit was due solely to his
consummate generalship in the last
round, when he came within an ace ot
turning defeat into victory.
Jimmy Ryan at Evansville.
Evansville, Ind.. Nov. 10. Jimmy
Ryan, manager last season of the Col
orado Springs team of the Western
jleague. yesterday signed as manager
I of the Evansville Central league team.
i'he new owners of the team are Ry
an, president. G. W. Bement and John
New Automobile Records.
New York, Nov. H. Frank Croker.
driving a 75-horse power racing car.
has made new track records at the
Empire City track from one mile to 12
in a 20-mile trial against time. On
his 13th mile one of the tires exploded
and he had to withdraw. The first
mile was covered in :57 3-5. four-fifths
of a second better than the previous
amateur record of :5S 2-5, made by
Frank G. Garbutt last month in Los
Angeles. Croker's time for the U
miles was 11:32 1-5. His best mile
was the 11th, made in :5fi 3-5, which
is the world's amateur record for a
mile. Next to Croker's drive the most
interesting event of the day was the
five-mile cup race, in which Frank Kn
lick sent the 20-horse power car
against Alfred Vanderbilt's 30-horse
power car and W. Gould Brokaw's C0
horse power racer. Kulick won and
made new records for two and three
miles. 1 :54 and 2:51.
A YOUNG GIRL DISAPPEARS
Bessie Thompson, Aged 14, Believed
to Have Left City.
Bessie Thompson. 14 years old, re
siding at 717 Sixth avenue, has not
been seen since yesterday noon, when
she started for school. The police
have been notified and are making a
search for her. It is thought she v.em
to Clinton on the afternoon boat. She
is about 5 feet tall, is heavy set. and
wore v dark skirt, red waist, and red
cajj when she started for school.
The most popular piano of the
age. There are more of them
being used todsy, than of any
other make. The Kimball fac
tories, seven in number, are
more than double the size of any
other similar institution, yet
a a t I a a ml I ! i L . f 1
for this celebrated piano. They
sic mbcu dnu cnuursca uy inc u
greatest artists of the world. We
nave soia nuncreas, or them in
"s mice bines. vvc nave just
received a fresh shipment of
these pianos from the factories, ;
many new and handsome designs C
, L. . l. : . : . .
of cases. If thinking of ourchas
ing a piano do net fail to call g
at wur warcrwoms ana examine
them. We hand'e the following
reliable high grade pianos: The
KURTZMAN. HALLET & DA
VIS. HOBART M, CABLE,
LAKESIDE, WESER BROS.,
also have the WHITNEY,
HINZE & ARION pianos.
PRICES THE LOWEST AT
1609-1609 r-2 Second
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Buy your Furs at
FUR. STORE, Rock Island
75he daintiest and
most -harming of
r e c e . t develop
ments i rv photog
I lb xx mat
wins praise when
ever seen. A ca.ll
will convince you.
1823 THIRD AVE. BOTH 'PHONES
g'JOnll VOlK UO.,
Dealers in single and double
strength Blinds and Mouldings, Ve
neered and Hardwood Flooring of all
Dealer In single and double strength
Window Class, Polished Plate, Beveleo"
O Plate and Art Glass.
311 and 329
ROCK ISLAND -
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8 8 Jt Cramps Sum- S
8 8 Pf mer Complaint Q
OQ lVe,c quickly d is- S
6 5 pelled by S
p 5 Cincho Relief Tonic.
j 3 At all druggists and cafes. Q
C O Pc4om ,- ft
a Belt Coatt?
They are the acme of swellness and
very becoming to dressy young men."
It is not too early to think about the
Winter Overcoat. Lots of people are
buying them now getting the choicest
selections early enough to Le cure
From S12.50 to S25
Transfers to you one of the
ToAjrisf or Belt
calls for Overcoat leng'.h this r.cason.
We have it in a great variety of ctylec
Is the most beautiful, most substan
tial and most modern method of
restoring broken teeth or roots and
supplying the place of missing
ones. We heartily recommend it In
all cases where it is adapted. Come
in and we will gladly tell you wheth
er or not it is adapted to your mouth.
Solid Gold Crown and Bridge
Work from $5 a tooth to $8.
Painless Extracting, 50 cents.
Cleaning and Cement Fillings free.
Gold Platina Alloy, $1.
Gold Fillings, from $1 up.
The best Rubber Plates, $10;
aluminum lined c id natural gums.
16104 Second Avenue.
'Phone 822 old.
Sawed Building Stone, Ashlar and
Trimmings a Specialty
for cheapness, durability and
beauty, excelled by none. This
stone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sent
us for estimates will receive care
ful attention and be returned
promptly at our expense.
Quarries 12 miles from Rock
Island on the C, B. &. Q. railroad.
Trains No. 5 and 10 will stop and
let visitors off and on.
BRIDGE. STONE, CORN CRIB
BLOCKS AND FOUNDATION
STONE, ANY SIZE DESIRED.
Samples of stone and photos of
buildings can be seen at Room No.
12. Mitchell & Lynde, building.
ARTHUR B'JRRALL, Manager.
RocU Island or Colona. HL