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Fresh Pish & Oysters $
LAKE FISH White fish and
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renlnsh. smelts, flounder and
RIVER FISH Channel cat.
bullheads, buffalo, white ierch.
tun fish. cn;ples and black
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1510 SECOND AVENUE,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TrJ-Clty Transfer and
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, large or small at reason
able rates. Dally wagons to
Mo tins and Davenport. Ws also
handls the best grades of hard
and soft coal. A portion of your
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Office, 215 Twentieth Street.
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WHY SO TERMED
Reason of American Federation
of Labor's "Sweat Shop"
RELATING TO THE ARSENAL
Piece Work System Employed There
the Basis of the Allega
tion. The resolution of the Pittsburg con
vention of the American Federation of
Labor regarding Rock Island arsenal,
in which, according to the press dis
patches sent out. the arsenal was
termed a "sweat shop." is printed in
fuil in the published proceedings of
the federation which have just been
received in this city. Tne resolution
was introduced on the second day of
the convention, Nov. H, by Edward J.
Baker, the third vice president of the
I. L B. Leather Workers on Horse
Goods. In was the eighth resolution
submitted to the convention, and was
referred to the committee on resolu
tions, and at the afternoon session of
the same day was concerned in by the
federation on the recommendation of
the committee. oFllowIng is toe com
plete text of the resolution;
"Whereas, The conditions as regards
wages paid leather workers at the gov
ernment arsenal at Rock Island. 111.,
are not what they should be; ana,
"Whereas The niece work system
carried on there makes it nothing
more than a sweat shop: therefore
"Resolved. That the incoming oSi-1
cers of the American Federation cf
Labor be insinicted to give all the as
sistance at their command to the oSi
rer3 of the International Brotheihood
of Leather Workers on Horse Goods in
their tfforts to do away with the piece
work system, and establish a minimum
wage scale for day work."
I 'leer Work the F.vll.
It is the system of piece work, involv
ing the pace maker, that the local la
bor organizations have contended
against with reference to Rock Island
arsenal all along, as has been repeat
edly asserted in The Argus, and in this
connection It will be remembered that i
E. C. Uerry, editor of the Tri-City :
Unionist, the official paper of the Tri
City Labor congress, in an interview
published in The Argus at the time the
"sweat shop" resolution was passed by
the American Federation of I.abor, stat
ed that the term "sweet shop" did not
necessarily imply foul air or dingy
shops more than the conditions under
which labor was employed. j
Aoothrr l-oi-ol Itraolutloa. I
There was another resolution of lo
cal importance adopted by the Ameri
can Feleratiou, it having been present
ed by Delegate Henry H. Boettger, of
Davenport Trades and Labor assem
bly, and which read as follows:
"Whereas, A e-ontlnual difference
exists between the Davenport Trades
and Labor assembly and the Tri-City
Labor congress, the latter having for
its object the disruption ef our cen
tral body, as well as discouraging
unions from er.ir city in affiliating with
us, especially tri-clty organizations;
"Whereas. By no doing it is detri
mental to both sides, as we'll as to the
labor movement in general, for it dis-i
courages organization of new crafts;
therefore. la; it I
"Resolved. That the executive coun-,
cil of the American Federation ef I.a
bor instruct the national organizations'
that the!r locals (if tuch exist) in Dav-'
en port, whether trl-eity or not, must
affiliate with our central body, and that
tri-city organiza'ions only pay per
capita tax on the number ef members
re-siding in Davenport (Iowa), the Tri-
City Labor congress to receive the oth
er, and by so doing it will create more
perfect harmony in bith cities, and
will eliminate the everlasting struggle
for supremacy so detrimental to both
sides once and for all."
The committee recommended that
the matter be referred to the executive
council, with instructions to se-nd a rep
resentative to that city and try to bring
about harmony among the contending
On motion, the report cf the commit
tee was adopted.
At the Rock Island, (European)
H. n. Hollingsworth. Austin, Tex.;
James H. Arlington. Denver, Colo.:
John King. Sayre. O. T.; Clark M. E.
Dearborn. Lynde; T. Scott Brown. Os
co; James Olson. Denver; Robert
Braekett. New Yerk : R. H. Hall. Chi
cago: Willis Drummond and wife. St.
Paul; D. Donaldson. Orion; A. C.
Campbell. St. I.ouis; H. V. Lankford,
St. Iau1s; K. E. Smith. Geneseo; A. A
Smith. Geneseo: H. M. Weir. Cam-
John Volk & Co.
Dealers In single and double
trength Blinds nd Mouldings, Vs
tcered and Hardwood flooring of all
Dealer In single and double strength
window Glass, Polished Plate, Bsvelsd
at and Art Glass.
S11 and S2S
bridge; V. C. McCulloch. Blooming
ton; J. B. Dickinson, Omaha; G. R.
Fianklin. New York; H. K. Smith,
Kansas City; J. W. Knowlton, Rich
mond. W. Va.; N. V. Drummond, St.
Paul; the fallowing members of Quincy
Adazris Sawyer company. H. A. Dudg
eon. Lucy Milliken. Marion Hutchins,
William P. Plummer. William A. Wil
liams. Miss Shirley Clifford; F. E. Me
tern, Cardiff. III.; William aith and
wife. Quincy; Herbert R. Dennis,
Peoria; E. H. Long. Chicago: A. C.
Wheeler. Chicago; Mrs. Castle, Pro
phetstown; S. W. Head, Pontiac; V.
F. Smiley, St. Paul; J. B. Barrows.
New York; H. M. McCracken. New
York; W. Ntate, Philadelphia; K. K.
Pierce, Chicago; C. V. Black, St.
Louis; H. V. Cross, Baardstown; Al
WhiUacre, Shannon, 111.; Henry
Schwars. Lamotte. Iowa: J. R. Pitney,
Peoria; W. S. Weaver. Princeville; W.
R. Carey. Carbon Cliff; John Duffy.
Portland, Ore.; James Peters and wife.
At the Harper. T. J. Hannington.
Kansas City; D. M. McHugh, Galena;
H. Vasconcellas, McGregor; F. L.
Smith and' son, Geneseo; L. B. Gray,
Chicago; H. S. Whitmore. Galena; S.
M. Toskay. St. Louis; Art Dahlberg,
Chicago; Charles M. Martin. Kansas
City; F. L. Gregg. Kansas City: H. P.
Gorrmaugh. Cedar Rapids; Mart Mur
ray New York; E. D. Pancee, Cedar
Rapids; W. Epperson. Vinton. Iowa;
V. H. Wheisler and wife. Vinton. Iowa:
Miss Wheisler, Vinton. Iowa; J. Wets
man. Oska!oosa. Iowa: John P. Mow-
ett. Grinnell. Iowa; J. T. Walker. Kan
sas City; C. A. Howelton. Chicago;
Cora Brotherton. Waverly. Iowa; Gen.
Byrnes, Des Moines; M. Burke, Ster
ling; P. E. Davis. Chicago; 11. M. Wies,
Jr.. Cambridge; W. W. Newhall, Kan
sas City; Anne S. Swanson. Minneapo
lis; C. C. Royley. Iowa City; F. L.
Drew. Chicago; E. J. Stransky. Chica
go: E. B. Stransky. Chicago; S. L.
Bill. Cheyenne: Charles E. Pratt. Han
nibal; J. J. Duffy: F. Manning, St.
Paul; C. Brady. St. Paul.
UNION GIVES A
WATCH TO DARBY
Appreciate Years of Service as an Offi
cial Removes to Milwaukee
Election of Officers.
At the regular meeting of local
union No. 11, of the I. U. B. of Leath
er Workers on Horse Goods in Daven
port Saturday evening, Homer L, Dar
by of this city, was made the recipient
of a beautiful gold watch in apprecia
tion cf his service for several terras as
secretary -treasurer of the union. Mr.
Darby is to make his home in Milwau
k - ! it was in the nature of a fare
wv , . , . The watch is appropriately
e n:- d.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing term:
President A. K. Gifford.
Vice President John Pilgrim.
Secretary-Treasurer H. Von Seg
gren. Recording Secretary J. Humberger.
Chaplain Charles Hilfinger.
Marshal Gust Hurstein.
Guard Nels Anderson.
A smoker followed the business ses
siem. NEW CORD ADJUSTER.
A DFtlrr Which Should Appeal
Klrrtrlc l.Ijcht ler.
One of the great advantages of the
electric incandescent light is the fact
that it can Ik easily regulat e-1 to suit
the fane-y ami convenience of tbo user.
The disadvantage is in tin cord ad
juster. Generally these adjusters fail
to perform their duty, as they very eas-
IJl'8TEB OS AN1 OFF.
lly tdip out of position and require to
be e-onstantiy re-adjusted. In the ao
companying illustratiou is t-hvn a
corti adjuster, the recent invention of
an Ohio man,, which is simple and at
the same time efficient. It constats of
a small strap of leather, presenting a
soft surface, which affords a greater
friction than a bard surface, the two
ends being folded over and joined with
the central portion by lugs. These
fasteners are of the common glove
fastener type, the bead of tbe lug be
ing formed to tit into a corresionfing
It will be obvious that a device of
this character can be easily and quick
ly applied to a conductor wire with
out tbe necessity of slipping the ad
juster over the end of tbe wire, which
is necessary with most of tbe devices
of a similar character now in me, it
only beiug necessary to fold over an
end of tbe strap and fasten the same
together in the manner shown. . tbe
faces of tbe strap which contact witb
tbe conductor affording sufficient fric
tion to bold tbe slack as desired. New
NOW WHO IS WHO
Is it the President, the Senators
or the Congress
man? DECISION AFTER HOLIDAYS!
Entrance cf Richard Yates in Senator
ial Rrce May Have Something
to Do With Postoffice.
Who is who in the matter of the dis
position of the postoffices in Illinois,
is getting to be a matter of general
discussion. Since the announcement
was made in The Argus that there is
a letter from Washington that says
the question of the selection of a post
master is out of the hands of Congress
man McKinney, there has been some
discussion as to whose hands it is in
and what the result will be.
("hanicm la Mtnatlon.
Just before the congressman went to
the capitol he met the applicants at
tile Harper house, hearing the claims
of all. After he had been absent a
short time the announcement was made
that the postmaster general had indi
cated his purpose of not removing men
for merely political purposes if they
had good records to show for their
terms in office. Then it became quite
generally understood here that Capt.
H. A. J. McDonald would be the man
if Congressman McKinney was to dic
tate the nomination, and following that '
comes the announcement above refer
red to in which the congressman in
dicates that the matter is out of his
While it had for some time been an
ticipated that former Gov. Yates would
be in the field as a candidate for the
United States senate against Shelby M.
Cullom. his rpcfnt snnniinrcmont mv
. ...... j (
have had something to do with the
postoffice situation here. That Mr.
McDonald has been an ardent support- j
er of Richard Yates Is well know n and
an organization with the postoffice as !
a center would endanger the prospects
of Senator Cullom in this county very
But even though it be true that Con
gressman McKinney's wishes are not
to be considered, and even though
there may be no change in the situa
tiem in this respect and a Cullom man
is to be selected, there remains a con
test within the federal machine. Theri
Is a division of the Cullom lieuten
ants, a portion back cf T. H. Thomas
and the remainder are urging the in
terests of Dr. G. G. Craig, but it is be
lieved the matter will be settled im
mediately upon the reconvening of
congress after the holiday reces.-
HALL IS POPULAR AT PEORIA
Man Appointed Tri-City Yardmaster
for the Rock Island Remembered.
Joseph Hall, the Peorian. who has
been appointed yard master of the tri
cities for the Rock Island, was present
ed with a gold watch and a purse of
SSO by the switchnien"s union of his
home city Sunday night as a mark of
appreciation of his e-onsideration for
his associates and subordinates during
his hmg term of service as yardmaster
at Peoria. He will soon remove to
A $1 Bill Cleverly Changed.
A $1 silver certificate raised to
was recently taken up by secret service
men. The work of changing it was
very cleverly done, partly by erasure
and partly bv photographic process.
The woik of changing a sickly, run
down person to one of robust health
is nrt nearly so difficult when Hostet-
ter's Stomach Hitters is used at the
first sign of failing health. It has been
the means of restoring hundreds of
sickly men and women to robust health
during the past 50 years and it will do
as much for you. too. It cures nausea,
headache, bloating, heartburn, indiges
tion, dyspepsia, costiveness, bilious
ness, chills, colds or malaria. Try it
at once; also pet a free copy of our
1&0C almanac from your druggist. It
is well worth having, but the supply is
limited. Get it today.
Chronic Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind., says: "For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally tried
Detchen's Mystic Cure for rheumatism,
and in four days could walk without
my cane; two bottles cored me sound
and well. I take great pleasure in rec
ommending the Mystic Cure to all who
are afflicted with rheumatism." Sold
by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. Davenport.
Give Your Stomach Rest.
Nothing will cure indigestion that
doesn't digest the food, itself, and give
the stomach rest You can't expect
that a week stomach will regain its
strength and get well when it is com
, pelled to do a full day's work every
day of the week. Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure is a perfect digestant and digests
the food regardless ot the condition
of the stomach. Relieves indigestion,
belching, sour stomach, and all stom
ach disorders. Sold by all druggists
trhe mission, of "Early Risers" is to
clear the way and give nature full
sway. These famous little pills rid
the stomach and bowels of all putrid
matter, thus removing the causes of
headache, constipation, sallow com
plexion, etc. De Witt's Little Early
Risers never gripe or sicken. A safe,
pleasant, perfect pill. Sold by an
Gives a Freshness and Newness to the Clothes.
Is the best for washing flannels and
woolens. Is distinguished from all other
soaps because of its purity, its econo
my, and its great washing qualities.
Every atom cleanses.
Send for complete list of the many valuable premiums given for American Family
Soap Wrappers. Address Premium Dept., GGO No. Water St., Chicago, 111.
JAMES S. KIRK & COMPANY.
We are cleaning house, and dur
ing the holidays will give piano
buyers the opportunity of a life
time. We hope to clean out ev
ery piano in the house before the
first of January and are pre
pared to give prices to piano
buyers, to accomplish it. Call
early and make your selection
while you have a large stock to
select frcm. We will put your
purchase aside for you and de
liver it on short notice. Give us
a call and let us show you what
we will do for you. The Artista
piano player, the player with
the human touch, now on sale at
our warerooms. Everything in
1609-1609' Second Avenue.
1607 Second Avenue.
and removal of nerves done by us, and
the best and most careful treatment
given to all cases, and nothing danger
ous used, like chloroform, gas, or co
caine. READ THIS:
We have a patent thin elastic plate,
with natural gums, that fits where all
other plates would fail. We use no
cheap material, for our work is guar
anteed to be first class and equal, to
the highest priced dentists. Call be
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Crura t Flllinga 25c
Silver Fillings ' SOc
tiold riatlaa FHHaxa SOc
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Office, 16074 Second avenue, over
6peidel's drug store.
FRANK A. FREDERICKS.
chrelner Shop, 1121 Fourth
4fela oroaaptlr dooo. Wts.
dam u4 tervca doora aovctaU jj
ty. httaurtiM srmraatrr. uo
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ALL GIVEN AWAY AT YOUR OWN PRICE. COME AND SEE.
J. W. JONES. 1623 2d Ave.
Second Hand Store, Rock Island. III.
When In Doubt Consult the-Best
Health is life's greatest luxury. If you want health, consult Dr. Walsh,
Davenport's most successful specialist in Chronic, Nervous Diseases of
men and women.
DR. WALSH CURES WHEN OTHERS
KEHtVfirs I)i:nil-1TV, fdepplossnopn. weakness of men. faillnfr memory,
mental delusions, catarrh, dynpe-psla, asthma, bronchitis, blood disease,
scrofula, piles and kidney dlsfases.
WOSIBV Buffering from ncrvoua rxhaustlon. headache, backache, consti
pation, neuralgia, palpitation of liie heart. r any other Ulcae peculiar
to the sex should consult Dr. Walsh and get the 'bent-lit of his vast ex
perience. I ot; KNOW that Dr. Walsh Is the only specialist who evr remained In
tli tri-clticn over two years. You JiIho know that ho lias been locatel in
I'avenport 11 years. You must know thut Dr. Walsh remains permanent
ly because he cures his patients.
VIIIH ITIOV AM UI.KCTItlf.'ITY, Twenty years' experience has made
I'r. Walsh a mauler of eliene methods of curing chronic diseases. Ileuses
all forms of electricity, including Karailinm. f Jalvunism. Cataphoreuis,
Sinusoidal. Static and Jlijfh Frequency Currents.
VAHIC'OC'Kl.K Is a frequent cau-e tf nervous and physical decline. Why
treat months with others when we can positively cure you In from one to
DR WALSH'S PRICES FOR TREATMENT ARE WITHIN THE
REACH OF ALL.
TUB Ql'ESTIOf OK VOCH HEALTH Is a vital one, therefor, you cannot
afford to placw your case In the hand of those who have had little or no
practical experience in the treatment of chronic diseases.
Hit. VAIH'S Iar?e private practice and extensive experience as sur-
freon-ln-thicf of St. Anthony's hospital, together with the fact that he
as cured hundreds who were pronounced incurable by others durlntc
the 11 vears he has been located In Davenport, proves conclusively that
he is the specialist that you should consult if you want to get well,
ONLY CURABLE CASES TAKEN
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Best of references and credentials. If you cannot call, write. Hun
dreds cured by mall.
Hours to 12 a. m.. 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m.: Bundays. 11:30 to ltSO
p. m. OHice, 124 West Third street, McCullough building. Davenport, la.
Miles of Wall Paper
to go at low prices not because there Is anything wrong
with it. The patterns are good, the colors harmonious;
but we must clean our shelves for the new season's stock.
Our prices for hanging are as low as the lowest and good
workmanship will permit.
PARIDON WALL PAPER CO.,
PRACTICAL WALL PAPER HANGERS.
GE LS, 820 Twentieth street; 'phone 701-X. Money to loan on everything
Sell or Buy
DR. J. E. WALSH,
Formrrly of Chicago,
Kx - SurKeon-ln-Chff of
tit- Anthony's iiuHpttaL
In Diamonds, Watches, Clothing, and
all unredeemed goods, at UNCLE SIE