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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1905.
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BREAK IN PARTY?
Two Leading Lights in Socialism
Lock Horns in City Coun
OVER JUDGES OF ELECTION
Ch ries Block Says Paul Henneberg
Has Been Relegated to Rear
From Factoi y to
In Knox, Stetson.
... AND OUR
' OWN SPECIAL
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IS WHAT OUR
VATE. LET US
KNOW YOUR PAR
TY WANTS. A
CALL WILL DO.
In naming judges for the spring
election last evening at its regular
monthly meeting the city cuuncil gave
the socialist uarty representation in
all except two precincts, the second
in the Fourth anI Fifth wards. In
tho-; pi ecints there were not mus
tered a large enough vote.
Charles 151 ck and Paul Henneberg.
moving spirits in the local affairs of
socialism, 'were present at the council
meeting to witness what dispositioi
was to he made of the petition from
Mr. Hloek, when the list had been
announced, stated that he was grate
fr.l for the consideration tin-- aldermen
had shown, and thanked them. Mr.
Henneberg, however, did not think
that the ahh-ruien had any bouquets
coming from the socialists. The latter
were not beggars. They had rights as
11 as olu-r citizens. They had got
ten at the bunds of the council ii'"
more than, they were entitled to, ami
h' did not see any occasion for ex
change of compliments.
Ubrn In Id.i. Would lie Turnrtl.
It was business purely. The alder
men were there to act for the people
not for any party in particular, bt;
whtn a party made a showing at ai
election, as did the socialists, it mus.
have- recognition in the making up ol
the election boards. Mr. Henneberj.
said that there was a day comiut;
when the two old parties, now in the
saddle, would be right where the so
cialists were now; w!i- n they woul.
be coming to the socialists and nsliin;
for favors, for he was lirmly of th
belief that the time was not far dis
tant when the city and- country word:
be controlled by the socialist party.
Mr. Henneberg manifested feelin;
all through his speech, and he appeal
ed to grow warmer with each word'
He referred to a meeting of the. coar.
cil had been held, as he understood it
during the past week, but of v.iiicl
there had not been a report in tht
newspapers. He was disbused of the
opinion that apparently he had formed
that there had been a meeting of the
committee of the whole to learn the
Benflflttnt of the aldermen in refer
enceo the appointment of socialists
on the election boards.
IlrnnrttrrK Out in Colli f
There was no meeting of the coun
cil, Mr. Henneberg was told. Mr.
Mock, who is candidate for alderman
in the Second ward, replied to Mr.
Henneberg. The former wished the
council to know that Mr. Henneberg
was not sent to appear before the
council as spokesman of the socialist
party; that he did not express the sen
timent of the party and it could not
be held responsible for his utterances.
He said that Mr. Henneberg had been
pushed back to the rear by the so
cialists, and was not longer author
ized to speak for them. This state
ment created a ripple among the al
dermen and spectators, for Mr. Hen
neberg had been accepted as one of
the first apostles of the socialist or
ganization here, and that was the first
intimation that he had been discredited.
Arc Ctprn After !Mi!nlKht.
Saloons are nightly violating the 12
o'clock closing ordinance, according to
Aid. O'Connor. He said that if one
saloon was to be allowed to continue
after the hour at which legallv it
houid be dark the others should be
permitted to do likewise. He also had
heard of gambling in the saloons am
the harboring of women in those
of local improvements. They were
signed by holders of a majority of the
frontage cn Twenty-first, between
Tenth and Twelfth avenues, and Fif
teenth street, between Twelfth and
Eighteenth avenues. Immediate ac
tion by the board on the petitions was
recommended. It is expected that not
only these, but several other important
thoroughfares of the city, will be im
proved with asphalt during the com
ing season, it win be the nrst intro
duction of asphalt as a paving mater
ial here, its advent having heretofore
been blocked, as it was asserted, by
the brick, manufacturing interests.
Ak Defeat of Tiffany Bill.
Defeat of the Tiffany bill, now be
fore the state legislature, and which
provides that there shall be no liquor
sold within a radius of one mile of any
army post, is asked in a resolution of
fered by Aid. Eckhart and passed. The
bill, while meant to cover Fort Sher
idan, near Chicago onlv, would, if
passed and strictly enforced, result in
the closing of most of the saloons in
the cities of Rock Island and Moline
kock lsiand arsenal being an armv
U.w.irr be recalled that , the Tiffany
bill was dtig up some Weeks ago at
Springfield, whe re it was pending, by
Hon. William McKniry, of this city
and its significance as affecting Hock
Island and Moline was detailed at con
siderable length in The Argus at that
time. The great majority of the peo
, regardless of their feelings as to
In liquor business, do not look upon
the bill as a fair means of regulating
the traffic. Its tendency is diserlmin
jting in the using of army ixists as
."m um; of controlling a branch of busi
aes:; in some cities of the state and
lot in others. The dragging of the
'uestion of proximity to federal juris
Met ion into a position where it shall
e used as a condition of the issuing
f state or municipal license is a seri
us and unprecedented move, to say
U:iliuK of Treiinurcr'M Snlnry.
AIU. An.li f.-on thinks the city treas
irer, who is now reeeivirg a salary of
;i"' per annum, is worth at least
"J to, and he wants the ordinances so
mtiided. He said the duties of the
!!': had b.-i n increasing each year;
:at tue treasurer would be earning
viry cent l.e got if he received $200.
. rue the bank where the treasurer
as employed profited by carrying the
ity accounts, but this did not run
p as high as many seemed to think
n Davenport, Aid. Kobbins, who favor
I the raise, said the city treasurer
received $2.IVo per year. The ordin
nice committee will report an atr.end
liint. There was some opposition to
hanging the salary and Aid. Ander
ion sugg-rtcd that if the aldermen
ere ea.no:r.:e ally inclined, he would
suggest tail a cut in the pay of the
'faith commissioner be made from
100 to $4ih a year. Aid. West bay
wanted to know whv no; abolish the
SEE THEIR DANGER
Younger Fraternal Insurance So
cieties Fighting Pro
ARE STILL LAYING PIPE
Standard Oil Putting in Line Through
Legislation against the Standarel Oil
company lias not stopped the laying of
the pipe line now being carried on
through Illinois to connect with Kansas
fields with the statiou of the company
at Whiting, Ind. There are several
hundred men working in Knox county
now, and good progress is being made
in the work. The line across the Mis
sissippi river has not been constructed
Our Greater Navy.
The war clouds which recently hov
ered over Europe, and from which those
countries are rarely free, will cause
every thoughtful American to give a
glance of approval at the important ad
ditions now being made to our navy.
The wonderful record of cures made in
the past 50 years by the celebrated
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters will also
cause every thoughtful American to
inquire whether he is as strong and
healthy as he should be. If not, we
urge a trial of the Bitters at once, for
in this remedy you will surely find
resolution instructing the I anU strength. It will nurifv the
mayor to order the chief of police to tone up ,he digestive organs,
enforce the ordinance covering these ' Kt.ady the nerves and cure headache.
violations was passed. bloating, indigestion, dvsuensia ennsti-
Ap!iult Kor Tno streetH. (pation. cold, la grippe, female corn-
Two petitions for asphalt paving ' plaints, gene ral debility and malaria.
were read and re ferred to tne uoani lev er and ague, i ry a Dott:e today.
We Will Sell For One
Jute Rugs. 27x
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O ATX THE NEWS ALT. TIIE O
O - TIME TIIE AliGl'S. O
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NOW BEFORE LEGISLATURE
Say Old Concerns Would Impose Re
strictions They Could Not
A gigantic war between two con
gresses of fraternal insurance seicie
ties of this country, involving also
many similar independent organiza
tions, has been begun. The scenes
of the biggest battles will be in the
legislature of AO states, in which a uni
form insurance rate bill will be intro
duced this month. Two bills of this
nature are now before the Illinois leg
islature. The bill was framed at the dicta
lion of the insurance commissioners
of many states, and was aeeepted at
a me-eling lat.t month of the executive
committee of one of the fraternal con
gresses. The extent ef the war will
bo realized by the statement that in
volved in this great fight are 2o fra
ternal insurance societies, with j.iMt,
(MM mt niLc is, w ho. with their be nefic
iaries, number more than 25.mmi,oio
perse. ns. In the last CO years the fri
ternal system Las paid to widows and
orphans $soo.0tin.oo0 in death bene
fits. The two big fraternal congresses at
war are the .National Fraternal Con
gress and the. Associated Fraternities
of America. The former is a much
older organization, it was organized
in 1SS7. has more than 4,00.tH)0 mem
insurance and consists of C.1 societies.
In 1900 this congress adopted a table
eif rates declared to be the lowest that
euld safely be used, but at the same
time the crmgress resedved that the
table should apply only to those or
ders neit in the congress. The key
to lliis peculiar action was contained
in this expression used during the- ells
cussion: "Believing that such legis
lation would be extremely valuable t
oar societies in preventing the unfair
competition of newly organized socie
ties." So severely was the National Fra
ternal Congress criticised that at. the
nest annual session it resolved that
the National Fraternal Congress ta
bb s of rat.js should tiply also to or
rh rs in the eengrers.
Divided the I-'ralertinl SjMtem.
The adoption of the table of rates
and the attempt first made to foist it
upon the grtat body t;f small organ
izations elivided thm J great fraternal
system. In March, l!h1. more than
of the newly organized societ.es not
connected with the National Fraternal
congress assembled in Chicago and or
ganized the Associated Fraternities of
America. As the orders in this con
gress are comparatively young they
represent an aggregate membership
of approximately 1,500,000. These or
ders paid benefits in 19o4 aggregating
The two congresses, however, con
tain only a little more than half the
entire number of societies. Many or
ders not affiliated with either congress
take marked interest in all that affects
the welfare of the fraternal system.
But the Associated Fraternities tf
merica is the body that will aggres
sively lead in the opposition to the
uniform bill. Its president, W. R. E:d
son. has issued a "Warning to Frater-
nalists," and is sending it broadcast
into all states. lie says:
"The representatives of the Assecia
ted Fraternities of America who at
tended tne join conference noid in
New York Jan. 27 .and 2S refused to
ign or accept the so called commit
tees oi u dictated bv tne insurance
commissioners' committee and signed
and accepted by the executive com
mittee of the National Fraternal con
"Shall the old line life insurance
companies dictate the laws to govern
your society through the state insur
ance departments or shall we stand
for true fraternal principles by de-
maneling that the government of our
societies shall be vested in the mem
bership? The adoption of the Na
tional fraternal congress table of
rates in the states of Indiana, Tennes
organization and operation of frater
nal insurance societies. Massachu
setts and New York, wcro the first
states to enact laws regulating these
societies. Year by year the growing
imiortance of the insurance societies
compelled legislative action. The fra
ternal insurance laws of Maine, Mas
sachusetts. Connecticut. New York,
Ohio. Pennsylvania, the District of
Columbia, Michigan, Minnesota and II
linois are especially stringent and the
insurance commissioners are exceed
ingly critical as to the condition of all
societies within their jurisdiction.
In view of the fact that the laws
which have been enacted in many
states were so varied, confusing, con
flicting In their requirements, and
some of the largest societies operate
in at itat 40 states the necessity for
a uniform law was taken up by the
National Fraternal congress. One im
portant feature of the uniform bill was
the uniform table tf rates which the
Nat'onal Fraternal congress adopted.
The insurance commissioners of all
states hailed with deiight this table of
rates, and grasped the opportunity for
the enactment of a uniform insurance
bill of their own in all states, which
would require all societies to rai.e
their rates to the rates to the National
Fraternal eemgress table. The Nation
al Fraternal congress uniform bill and
the insurance commissioners' uniform
bill were both prepared.
But the two bills were diametrically
opposed. Joint meetings were held
concerning the bills with a view to
final agreement. At a joint meeting in
New York City the National Fraternal
congress' executive committee virtu
ally surrendered to the insurance com
missioners, and a bill was agreed up
onNew York Herald, Feb. 20. ltH'.l.
I": 1 HUN A I. THIIIl K rOMMKNTS.
WE ARC EVER ON THE WATCH FOR THE NEWEST STYLES,
AND, SOMEHOW, THE MAN WHO WEARS OUR KIND OF CLOTHES
HAS A FEELING OF SATISFACTION IN HIS APPEARANCE.
Newest shades, newest weaves,
We are always as ready to show as to sell.
$10, S12.50, $15. $16.50.
The popular (two in one) Spring Overcoat, made Ly the celebrated
'House of Kuppcnheimer,"
SIS. S20 and S22.50.
Many styles of neat effect Watersheds at
$13.95 and $15.00
Ullemeyer fzL Sterling
HAS W SUBSTITUTE
Ohio, Massachusetts and Maine
has deprived three-fourths of the so
cieties of this country of the right to
lo business in any of the above
The uniform bill of the insurance
commissioners and the National Fra
ternal congress contains several radi
cal changes, while the bulk of the
bill reads. abemt like the present law.
One change of a serious nature would
give the insurance commissioner such
authority that he may or may not
rant an annual Iicc-nse.
One section is drawn in such a man-
aer that a state insurance commission
er may be able to construe it as giving
him the power to value a society, but
most important of all will be sections
12 and 17, which, if enacted, will es
tablish the National Fraternal con
gress table of rates as the standard or
minimum rates in all states. The As
social ed Fraternities of America will
introduce a bill which will oppose the
objc-ctionable feature of the National
Fraternal congress measure.
For five years the National Frater
nal congress devoted special consider
ation to what is known as the uniform!
OeelnreM Old Line OrKnulnltunn Seek lo
Sump Out Krotemala.
Ceimmenting on the1 foregoing, the
current issue of the Fraternal Tribune
'las the following:
In connection with the threatened
passage? this spring of the uniform rate,
bill, so-called, in the legislature of this
and other states, the effect ef which
would be to cripple, if mil destroy, the
Viand work now being done by the fra
ternal insurance societies for the pro
tertiini of the widow and the' orphan,
soberi attention is called to the fact
f!u-t James Hyele, vice president of the
Equitable Life of New York (old line).
is the owner eif 51 shares of stock in
thf.t company which he value's at $5,
Ooo.tMMi. Make a note of this. The
original investment of the Hyde family.
in acquiring these thares was only
The affairs of the Equitable have
be'en so thoroughly aired in the news
papers ol iaie uiai mere is no need io
go into the details, but the question
naturally arises. "What agency has
made an investment of $51,000 in divi
dend paying stock now worth the stu
pendous fortune ef $3,000,000?" What
indeed, but the surplus money of the
Accumulations from money overpaid
beyond the real cest of insurance has
built up fortunes and princely salaries
for the stockholders and officers of the
the Equitable and many companies of
its kind. Talk about "frenzied finance
this is a gooel example of the frenzy
that seizes the insuring public in tht'ir
efforts to make the rich richer. Not
this alone, but their money geies to
build up and perpetuate the great
trusts of the country, as has been as
serted in the newspapers.
A curious spectacle is seen in the
fact that while the people, as repre
sented y President Koosevelt, are en
gaged in a death grapple with the
trusts, from Standard Oil down, the
people's money !s being loaned to fur
ther the schemes and monopolies of
Iteiiiuin Im Obvloun.
It is easy to see why the old liners
want te crush eut the fraternal socie
ties. If the lodge form ef insurance
should cease to exist, the only place
for the people to get protection weiulJ
be in the old line insurance companies,
and this would mean, of course, rnere
ef the people's money for still greater
dividends to stockholders, still larger
salaries, and an unfailing golden
stream from which loans might be
made in the interest of corporate greed.
There never was a day like the pres
ent when the members ef fraternal so
cieties should unite in opposing the
passage of laws in the legislatures that
would impose irr:j)ossible conditions at
this time ujKjn the fra tenia's, and in
deed threaten their very existence. It
is the rjld line companies that would
benefit from disaste r to the socie ties,
and this fact must neit be lost sight of
by the lawmakers, if bills are introduc
ed in the legislature's now in scs-ion
whose effect would be to hamper and
retard the growth and usefulness of
the fraternal beneficiary system.
All that the members of the frater
nal societies want in legislation is a
fair deal." with special privileges to
none, and given this, the societies may
be depended upon to still further im
prove the system, establish rates that
will perpetuate their usefulness and
beneficence, and this, too, without im
periling the protection of millions of
people in the common walks of life
who constitute the great bulk of their
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ROBIN WITH US AGAIN
While Bluebird Has Come to
nounce Spring's Advent.
The first robins and bluebirds arc
said to have made their appearance.
several reporting having seen theEe
welcome harbingers of spring. They j
are a little later tnan last j'ear. when
Fifteen years ago in a few states the robin made his appearance here
only were there laws governing the during the last days of February.
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