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2THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1909.
I NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS I
Spoils a Mystery. George Peters has
turned up and spoiled a mystery. Sat
urday he disappeared from his place
of employment, the Davenport hotel,
and it was supposed he had been spir
ited from the city by friends of John
Joseph, against whom there was filed
a charge here by Peters alleging that
he had been cheated out of $900. Pet
ers is the Utd who was injured in a
hotel accident in Rock Island, secured
a settlement of $1,400, gave the money
to Joseph, who deposited $500 in a
Davenport bank, and said he would in
vest the balance for the boy. Monday
afternoon Peters was located in Rock
Island in the company of Joseph. The
latter, arrested as a fugitive from jus-
tlce, was out on bail. The two arriv
ed at an understanding. The money
on deposit in the Davenport bank was
released to Peters, and Joseph gave
him his notes for the $900. This satis
fled the boy. He will be paid the $900
in monthly installments. The proceed
ings here and in Rock Island against
Joseph will accordingly be dismissed.
, Mueller Heads Bar. The annual
meeting of the Scott County Bar, asso
ciation was held yesterday at the court
house, being presided over by Presi
dent J. A. Hanley. The election re
sulted in the choice of Alfred C. Muel
ler, one of the well known and popu
lar members of the bar, for the new
president. It was decided to hold the
regular annual banquet in the near
future. A committee consisting of
George V. Scott, chairman, Joe R.
Lane and Henry Vollmer was appoint
ed to have charge of the arrangements.
A proposition is under consideration to
invite an outside speaker and to have
the ladies present at the forthcoming
banquet The new officers elected by
the bar association are as follows: j
President, Alfred C. Mueller; vice pres
ident, Ralph Williamson ; . secretary, A.
J. Noth ; treasurer, W. H. Wilson. 1
May Be Affected by Blow. Eugene
Brydia, colored, was removed from his
boarding house at 118 West Fifth
street, in a delirious condition by the
police Monday night. He was taken
to St. John's hospital in the ambulance.
Brydie has been employed at local ho
tels as porter. Some weeks ago he
was hit over the head with a billiard
cue by James Wooten in a pool hall
on Fifth street. After he had appar
ently recovered , from his injury he
turned idler, and was living on con
tributions that he gathered among his
friends. He was sent down on a va
grancy charge, and finished his sen
tence .Sunday night. The injury to
Brydle's head has possibly affected his
Made Charge Less Serious. Harry
Brown owes a debt of gratitude to L.
C. Leonard, father of Miss Jessie M.
Leonard, 2316 Hancock avenue, for
saving him from prosecution on a more
serious charge than assault and bat
tery, on which he was convicted and
sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, in
police court. Miss Leonard wanted to
prefer a charge of attempted rape, and
only at the request of her father did
she desist in her demand. The girl
had only met Brown twice. She sup
posed him a gentleman, and when he
asked to accompany her home from
the dance Saturday evening, she con
sented. When within half a block from
her home he attacked her, and her
screams brought members of her fam
ily to her rescue.
Obituary .Record. Emery A. Fuller,
trol had been achieved, when along
comes his fidus Achates with confes
sion of titter failure by his party, his
president and his congress to accom
plish the needed reform.
Ad these have had the hardihood to
nvcr that the Democratic party Is not
This confession, then, opens again
the whole question or rate regulation,
watered stocks, rebates, diserimina-
Plan East Moline Harbor. As soon ; tions, poolscorporate control cf poli,
as government engineers have com-i 1Ies- P01 for dividends and the trust
I stftmr.AtlHrtn Iccna
ror zu years.; He Is survived by his iu '""s " rifty years of Republican covern-
wlfe and four children, also three to determine the exact line of exten- mental sapremaey have not sufficed to
brokers. The children are Walter. bHm OI ine wiuguam reuoi i uu uie iuca- evpn make a goofl start tov,-ard tue
Mabel, Violet and Harry. The broth- uon OI a naroor ior casi moime wm ue KOiutlon of toe problem. Shall not the
era are George and Warren of this made W. A. Meese la in Washington mmority in the congress rlcrhtly claim
ui iub pieaeni. wuie, uuu uiuun iruici attention by the country to its offer
things is looking after the interests lngg cn tbj3 subject? Shall not 11
of the suburb and its efforts to secure ; prerlt the nation to reread the Denice
appropriation for a harbor. This is the 1 raoy'S declarations In the lnte cam
substance of a report made by W. G. ' paign? Shall not radical Democrats.
Bauer to memoers of tne tast monne , too, tell their reactionary brethren
Commercial club at a meeting neld that this is not the time for stand ctill
41 years old, died at Mercy hospital
Monday afternoon after an acute ill
ness lasting .only one week. He was ,
born in Davenport June 5, 18C7. Mr.
Fuller was married to Grace L. Youd
of Moline 21 years ago. He has been
an employe of Deere & Co. of Moline
cityand Fred of .Moline.
NO REASON FOR DOUBT
A Statement of Facts Backed
- Strong Guarantee.
We guarantee immediate relief and Monday evening, the fijst since organ-; n0 called Democrats to be given rl5ht
o , imiuuh. erwayroriam
- t v. w - -.- o- Permit this citation of fact-that
constipation. In every case where we Sell Corns Estate Jan. 23. An order' Bryan received 1.300.000 more vote? in
fail to effect a cure, we will supply the has been issued by the distriet court 10C8 than Tarker had iu 190-1 and that
medicine free. That's a frank state- 0f the United-States calling for the
ment of facts, and we want you to sub-' sale of the real estate owned by John
stantiate them at our risk.
Rexall Orderlies are a gentle, effect
ive, dependable and safe bowel regu-
S. Corns, the defaulting treasurer of
township 17, who is a fugitive from
justice. The date of sale is January
23 at 2 p. m. at the court house. The
latnr strpmrttiAnP,. nnd tnnfc Thov " P
re-establish nature's functions in a i tstees of townslup 17 through their
quiet, easy way. They do not cause . f"orey- GfrKge ,W' Y :rTl
any inconvenience griping or nausea j e referee in bankruptcy, Adaid Pleas-
They are so pleasant to take and work! ms' a Lu .
so easily that they may be taken by
Corns real estate. The matter of forc
ing a sale was delayed because of the
belief that Corns would make a settle
ment with his creditors, Anus doing
away with the necessity for further
Taft had a paltry 14.000 more than
Roosevelt In that same year.
I have heretofore noted that it war,
obvious that a well ordered plan in
being quietly put into operation to cap
ture the Democratic organization for
the next national campaign. I de
sire to remind these political gentle
men that hitherto the radical Democ
racy has been quite tenacious of their
views, has not been easy prey to se
cret manipulators and has kept in
mind faithfully that this contest now
being waged is one eternally central In
all great political struggles, a fiht be
tween those who would and have been
anyone at any time. They thoroughly
tone up the whole system to healthy
activity. They have a most beneficial j
action upon the liver.
Rexall Orderlies are unsurpassable
nml i I uo 1 fr., net -i t .hiMann ' ,,1.1 iJ
folk an rtPiit Mr w no settlement has been forthcoming, store government to the people.
too highly recommend them to all suf-'L16 Petition for..a 6ale .was entered- Enlisted For a War.
fwr fm-n iv, r nnoMnoinii I 1 "e property will be sold subject to Gentlemen, uloase keen in mind that
and its attendant evils. That's whv we Incumbrance and to the approval ofj,ack ot votos ou Xov. 3 last ye.n. uld
back our faith in them with OHr prom
ise of money back if they do not give
entire satisfaction. Two sizes, 25
cents and 10 cents. T. H. Thomas'
proceedings in bankruptcy court and ' able to use government for their own
protecting his bondsmen from loss. As ' selfish ends nr.d those who would re-
(the petition for a sale was entered. I
The property will be sold subject to
incumbrance and to the annroval of:
the district court. Corns' shortage is I E0t niter the convictions of those Dry-
Labor Case Decision Epoch Making in Importance
(Special Washington Correspondence of
So long cs labor shall be regarded ns
a commodity, to be sold in the market
at the highest figure and bought there
in at the lowest possible price, so long
will labor leaders be receiving sen
tences to serve in jail.
The infliction of penitentiary term
service on Samuel Gompers, John
Mitchell and Frank Morrison by Jus
tice Wright in the District of Colum-
acts which are wrong per se, or "in
themselves," wrong in their very es
sence, and acts which are wad? v. rons
only because men legislate' them into
The distressing thing is t'aat because
our boasted civilization continues to
regard labor as a thing to be bought
and rold exactly as coal or mutton is
sold it should be possible for a re
fpectabls court to enunciate an opin
ion and issue a decree such as were
bia court, in my opinion, is an event j i,ut forth by Justice Wright.
ranking In Importance with such epoch
making judicial findings ns the Drcd
Scott deci.J,on. and the course pursued
Labor's Fundamental Rights.
We well may disregard the technical
features of this controversy and avoid
by Gompers et al. in this case may be., becoming Involved in entangling dis-
classcd with the Boston tea party In
Its Inevitable effect on public opinion.
Two vital phases must be kept in
mind. One is the economic proposition
stated In the opening paragraph in
this letter, and the other la the distinc
tion between two classes of illegal act3
cussiens of legal quibbles and court
On the contrary, let us state the sit
Ijibor is the outgo frcm human
heart, brain, blood and necessity. La
bor Is nbwlutely as essential to indus
trial operations as is capitalistic su
Thus far no dissent from the em
ployer. But what a; to this that labor
lo.ssesses fundamentally an inherent
right in the outgo from Industry ex
actly as docs supervisory capital and
that the latter merely is the custodian
of the property involved in industry ?-
Upon this rock will advanced and
stand still thinkers split. The ortho
dox economist will continue to argue
that the laboring man must be consid
ered by the employer precisely as a
part of the business machinery of the
institution, his product to be bought
at the lowest price.
The orthodox labor thinker, too, will
not depart fur from the same concei
tlon, for he will argue the output of
the laboring man to be a thing he must
merely strive to sell at the very high
est figure lie can obtain in the market.
i i;ack or tins uuck stove anu ltange-
nnmtuipo f nl tnattnr ' then t n Tun-
would not be without it at this season Umental fallacy partaken of by both
of the year. I have.found Father John's t iQ mahl
medicine the most valuable prepara-I However, because Mr. Gompers and
tion for coughs and colds." (Signed) Mr MItcbclI and Mr. Morrison have
J, W. Chaney, 901 Fourth street, south-( ,iravely marched to new ground, be
east, Washington; D. C. j cause they sense tlie true nature of the
Cures all throat and lung troubles. ' lssuC( indoed because they realize that
Not, a patent medicine, and free from it l3 a g0Cjai revolution and not merely
poisonous drugs or alcohol. Prevents u iaVvSuit in which they are engaged,
pneumonia and consumption. 1 they have slightly perhaps considera-
FATHER OF. 12
Health Problem of Large
Family Solved by Wash
"I am the father of 12 children, the
oldest about 20 years at present, and
the youngest about 2 years," says J.
W. Chaney of Washington, D. C, "so
that you will see that where the child
ren are subject to colds, coughs and
such diseases, I have certainly had a
large expense. Ytni can tell everybody
that I say Father John's medicine is
one of the best medicines to keep in
the family in winter that ever was. I
have tried it in all ways. My
20 pounds for $1.00
Jersey .Cream, $1.34 per
UP-TO-DATE GROCERY, 611 17TH St. BOTH PHONES
Lly, impinged on the court made law
of the land, and consequently the
court imposes a sentence technically
on the ground ,of contempt of court,
but really because Gompers et al. are
leading a reform which eventually
must be won, and the court takes the
"stand still" view of the situation.
Courts the Ruling Power.
Divesting oneself of all prejudices, it
will be inevitable that one will see
that were the Wright view, backed as
it Is by the federal supreme court, to
be applied in all departments of our
social activities jail sentences would
be imposed for a multitude of act3
which were a million miles from the
thought of the lawmakers when they
framed existing statutes.
Ar.d I shall not hesitate to affirm,
emphatically, too, that the people of
these United States are liviug under a
system of judicial government which
makes the court the de facto power,
notwithstanding the legislature is pre
sumed to be.
The deplorable part of the whole
matter is that, after these years of ag
itation for civic reform and establish
ment of greater respect for law, the
only net result achieved should be the
sendiug to jail of three gallant fight
ers of labor's battles, .while rich men
go as welcome guests into the very of
Pclal residences of our highest magis
trates fresh from their Wall street ex
ploitation of federal statutes openly
Is it not strange that men who have
broken every law against restraint f
trade in upbuilding business go frte,
while mn wM buttle for recosnition
of human hearts and brains and needs
and hopes among the labor hosts go to
I desire to bring out the contrast
sharply. And lam not forgetting that
it is. not excuse for one fault to cite
another and that because one man
breaks the law another may not right
ly plead that fact in extenuation of his
A Criia Precipitated.
Let Gompers et. al. worry not at all.
Their sentencing will work for good
to their cause. I believe I know some
what of current thought In the nation
al capital, and I venture to assert that
the most reactionary sycophants ol
wealth gravely ponder on the crisis
they have brought on themselves, pre
cipitated by the Wright decree.
Let It be remembered that judicial
findings always contain more than one
ingredient and that sometimes there Is
one part legal astuteness to several
parts of intellectual slant, one way or
Again, then, labor must not be a
commodity of a kind with coal. We
must come to view the laboring man
ns possessing inherently a right in bia
industry, and the courts by their later
findings have placed on themselves
the pressing necessity of discovering
wrongdoing In high places, else will
this social revolution come crashing
along oil Its way with ruthless disre
gard for cherished social standards.
What commentary on the "construc
tive" Republican party these recent
events! When labor comes before the
bar of justice (sic), how quickly does
the law wreak its mighty vengeance!
When E. H. Harriman laughingly de
fied the anti-trust law, as it is alleged
Gompers et al. did, how' difficult for
the courts a d4scover his wrong!
When men who work with their
hands' put forth leaders to do their
battles, how majestic the law! When
for business' sake, plethoric other men
in the neighborhood of $10,000. Th.
real estate tht is to be sold has been
appraised at $5,500 by commissioners.
Go to Take Veil. Miss Rose Styvart,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sty
vart of 706 Eighteenth avenue, and i
Miss Louise Meersman. daughter of
j Mr. and Mrs. John Meersman, who re
side onColona avenue, depart Tuesday,
Jan. 19 to enter as novices St. Joseph's
Home of Franciscan Sisters at Peoria
to study for the sisterhood. The
young ladies are the first from Moline
in 20 years to study to take the veil.
Suffers from Fall. Justice L. F.
Kerns is in a precarious condition at
his residence, 1545 Seventh acenue, as
the result of a fall from a chair Mon-
an followers and that they don't care
one fig whether one man or another be
their candidate so long as he has the
love of Gcd in his heart ad love of
Ids fellow man dominates his political
activities, lou will make better pol. fi
scal guesses if you remember these
It was for a war, not for a cam
paign or a battle," these radical Dem
Keally I had almost forgotten the
tariff, which In these days, like the
poor, we always have with us. We are
regaled with stories of strengthening
of "peace pacts" between Cannonites
and Taftites, with occasional mutter-
ings against keeping the tariff In poli
tics. I am disposed to the opinion that
befor" long we will witness the adop
tion of some plan for a settlement of
day. He mounted the chair to enable this issue outside the domain of parti-
him to reach some article in one of
the rooms, lost bis balance and fell to
the floor. The force of the fall so stun
ned the venerable squire that he was
unable to rise to his feet. After lying
for a time he recovered his strength
sufficiently to crawl to a lounge, to
which he raised himself. He lay on
this lounge alone in the house till
nearly 6 o'clock, his two daughters be
ing away from home Miss Jennie it
the Modern Woodmen office in Rock
Island and Miss Florence at Willard
school, where she teaches.
New Head for. Ministers. The Min
isters' union held their monthly meet
ing Monday afternoon and were enter
tained at the home of Rev. W. M.
Story. The -office of president being
left vacant by. Rev. Paul W. Brown,
former pastor of the First Congrega
tion! church, Rev. D. S. Andrewartha
of the Second Methodist church was
elected to fill this vacancy.
Bank Increases Stock. At the an
nual meeting of the Moline Trust and
Savings bank yesterday afternoon ie
capital stock was increased from $100,
000 to $150,000. The surplus of the
bank is $50,000, the undivided profits
$11,000. The increase in capital stock
was made by converting this surplus
into stock, leaving surplus and un
divided profits together in one fund
of $11,001). The old board of directors
was elected with one exception, J. H
bamuels being succeeded by George
Plan Labor Day Celebration. The
annual meeting jof the Industrial Home
association was held Monday evening.
Officers were elected and plans for th
year were discussed. This year' th
labor celebration' is to be held in Mo
line, and while no definite arrange
ments have been made by the associa
tion, several feasible plans have beea
presented. It has been proposed ihat
either the ball park in the east end of
the city or some other piece of ground
be rented for the celebration in the af
ternoon following-the -parade. It is
probable that, the association will ar
range with some carnival company to
spend a week on the ground, the re
ceipts of the first day of which will
be on the holiday to go to the asso
ciation. A committee will be appointed
at the next meeting of the association
and dfinite arrangements will be made
later. The following officers were
elected: President, Fred Smythiger;
vice president, Iljalmar Johnson; sec
retary, J. Grant Peterson; treasurer,
Oscar Peterson. ' '
san politics. Surely all who observe
doings here devoutly hope fcr such a
In Ohio Charles r. Taft continues to
attempt to collect bin scnatorship from
the Republican party In return for his
contribution of well, considerable dol
lars to the late campaign funds of his
dlstincuishcd brother. And Theodore
E. Burton has broken out at Toledo In
a diatribe against bosses In politics.
Having known street car magnates In
politics ia Cleveland, those who tried
with Mr. Burton to crush Tom L.
Johnson and succeeded in part, the
Ohio congressman should be an expert
on political bosses. When tried on hies
he doesn't like It. No wonder.
WILLIS J. ABBOT
Licensed to Wed. .
John F. Ryan Moline
Mrs. Mary Ryan Rock Island!
Earl H. Eitman Moline
Mary G. Dahlberg Moline
Archie Edward Peterson. .. .Muscatine
Mrs. Rosa Wert Muscatine
Michael Hermes Hampton
Mrs. Sophia Esther Edelman . Hampton
Fred Grams Rock Island
Ruby Drinkwine Rock Island
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Ignore air laws, how Impotent the ma
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T Fifty Year Wasted.
. Is It a panic which has seized the
estimable. Judge Taft, who Just now
enjoys the luxury of southern aristoc-
When shown positive and reliable proof that a certain
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