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JTHE ARGUS, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1909.
RAISE IN WAGES
-Railroads Presented Demands
by Order of the Tele
graphers. "I TWO SONG CLUBS
W. B. PATTON. IN "THE BLOCKHEAD.'
The Balance of the Week
Also a Great Moving Picture
.'-piece Library Set givi'ii t
the fortunate lady l'riday afternoon.
Separate Organizations For the
Boys and Girls at Local
PLANNING FOR THE WINTER
WORK WITHOUT CONTRACT
Novel Factor Fnters Into Matter by
Itcution of Installation of
Telegraph operators of all bis rail
road systems operating out of Chicago,
particularly those using telephones,
have petitioned for material increases
In their wages. Grievance committees
' representing the Order of Railway
Telegraphers are now in Chicago con
ferring with officers of half a dozen
lines, including the Chicago & North
western, Illinois Central, Burlington,
and the Milwaukee & St. Paul. The
minimum wage now raid operators is
$57.50 per month on most roads. Tho
grievance committees are asking an
Increase of from $10 to $15 per month.
The contracts between the telegrapher--and
the railroads, while they read for
a period of 12 months, may be rescind- j
ed upon a 30 days notice from ei:hi,-j
Seek Xeiv font met.
, . A novel factor enters into the con
ferences in the substitution of tele
phones for the telegraph. Contracts
nojv in existence on roads that have
adopted telephones cover only the
.-service of telegraph operators, :;o that
now on the lines where the telegra-
phers are telephone operators they are
working without a contract. It Is a
. new contract that is now sought by ! -- -tt
the men. In addition the men ask for Cleland's court and "William Meers of
Increased wages. Moline represented IJoehm and 11. M.
The telegraph operators claim that Sluiver apppenred for tho co-nplain-daring
the past 10 years, when prices ;;nt.
of everything have gone up, the Fal
arifts and wages of nearly all oi'i.-r
clashes of railway employes except t .1
egraph operators have been adva-od. 1
The substitution of telephones has
become almost general on the Illinois
Central, Burlington. Santa Fe and oth
er lines. On the Illinois Central alone
1,500 miles of main line tracks are be
ing operated verbally. In all cases
this company, as well as the other :
roads, have retained all their trie
graph operators, without any change
in wages, to operate the telephones.
When the telephone was substituted
on the Illinois Central the officers of
the company made it plain that there
was no intention of displacing the tel
egraphers, all of. whom were cMgib!.?
to pensions. .
There is no talk of radical action on :
the part of tho men. i
OFF CAR; IS INJURED
L. A. Washburn of Kim Street L
Has Instep Fractured in Ac
L. A. Washburn, Fortieth street and
Eighteenth avenue, .was painfully in
jured this morning at 10 o'clock. Ho
is a conductor on the Elm street line,
and the accident occurred when the
car was at the west end of tho line.
Washburn could not get the trolley
back onto the wire, and he climbed to
the top of the car to in vestigate. While
working on the trolley the sfand broke,
and, hitting him knocked him to the
ground. His left instep was broken
and his left wrist was badly bruised.
It will be several weeks before he will
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w auie 10 ue auum.
The case against Charles Bochru
was settled today. Boeh.m, who lives'
in Watertown, was arrested some time
ago on a charge of wife abandonment
and today the attorneys who repr
sented the parties in the case settled
outside of court. Boehm paid the
costs of the court and paid his wife
$3 today and will pay her $10 each
month till one or the other obtains i
divorce. The case was in JucMce J. ff.
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rECULIAU COMEDIAN. WHO IS TO PAY HIS ANNUAL
ILLINOIS NEXT SUNDAY.
Jcicr.h P. Noniioyl-: 5? in tho c'.ty
from Chicago fur a vis't with relatives.
Mayer O. W. McCaskriu i-T p.tlei'.liii-;
coiiM-niion o illi:ktis mayors -it
Elizabeth MeHug!i is in the
:a Chicago for a visit of two
R. C. Hicko of Peoria, traveling
f: eight agent of the Chicago & Alto-i
iojd, is iu the citv.
Mr. and Mr-. i . osiuyrii. Jr.. ot
( ii cago, lorniiiiv of fl!s city, arj vis
iting heie and in .Moline.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Craselli of
Clevilaud are vis! ii;g at the home f
.Mr. ar.d Mis. Janus Connor.
A. II. Thompson left last night on
; a visit which will take him to Chi-
cago. Deti cit and Windsor. Canada.
t Miss Aila Deisenroth. wh.) lias bcrw
' vi.-iting her sister. Mrs. Fred Fisher,
at Kcno.-,ha, Wis., has returned home.
I V. N. Cavan, traveling freight agent
'of the Lackawanna road, who ha. be.'n
here for several days, has returned to
12. R. Porch of Chicago, who sue-
i reeded John ixdan as traveling pas-
si ;iger agent of the Erie road, is in
Hi and Mrs. George W. Schillinger
of Jackson, Ohio, are. visiting at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. W. H.
Dickman, 211" Sixth avenue.
Miss Katherine Maher lias returned
Dame, where s!ie wan
ptesent at the annual reunion of the
alumni of St. Mary's of which .she is a
n c Hartz hag rt?,nrne;1 rorn Rlch.
moml Va w,K,rc hs aU, .,ldj tlu. an.
nilal convention of the national Whole-
sulo Druggists' as--:oeiation. He
; honored by the organization by being
'v'va onv Cl ,iS ,ce V--
Lawrence O. Swanson, who has been j
connected with the Coal Valley Mining
company's ofTices in the city for a
number of years, has been transferee!
to Oklahoma City, where "he will as
sumo chargo of the affairs of the com-
pany in the states of Kansas, Okli-
noma and Texas. The transfer is a
promotion. Mr. Swanson expects to
leave for his new field Monday
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VISIT TO THE
FOR JURY SERVICE
Two Panels of Veniremen For
Duty at September Term
FIRST TO REPORT MONDAY
Second Is Ordcrd to He in Court
the Eighth of Next
1 wo panels of veniremen were
ihawn yesterday afternoon for service
during the remainder of the Septem
ber trim of the circuit court. The
fust j.ar.rl will report for service next
Iondav and the second n.mel will re
port Nov. S.
Andalusia John Kane.
Lowling Clyde Modit, Clarence W.
Drtiry Ed FeMir.an.
Molinc John Uuik. E. W. Ashlunl.
Elmer lante.-y, August Corne, Fred
Ro'dnson, Claud Ryland. Hugo Stange.
1. A. Se.'l rho'm. Nels Sundeen, Heniy
IMeis. Richard Ross. Frank Deck,
tier.ige Uerreniiahl, Arthur Fisher, ..
C'rileiburg, Dan Fi--her, Conrad Espin.'i,
William Day, F. A. Cranz, Fred Grlpp.
Rock Island John Voss, Charles
Warner, Einil Thorns, George Grimes,
Fred Raish. J. Druehl. C. J. Wright.
C. P. Wedin F. L.und. Charles Doyn
ton, George M. Sterm.
Ruial Cail Samuelson. If. F. Wal
ter?. A. J. Simmon, Guy Saver, Philip
Blick Hawk A. F. Brasher.
Cano Creek J. II. Dillon. W. G.
Coe Andrew Moore. P. II. Buckley,
Charles Hoeffer, Charles Engdahl.
Cordova Ben Leitcher, George Mil-
Coal Valley Joseph Sommerson
Frank Iluitz, Elmer Johnson.
Drury William Ruthenberg, .Tams
Hayes. Jr., Louis F. Kreuger, Leslie
Edgington W. II. Standley, Frank
McAdam, Charles Crawford, A. W.
Moline C. II. Carlson. William M.
Hriggs. P. M. Holyd, William Bench,
A. II. Einfeldt, Jerry Courtney, Martin
Ramberg, Henry O'Brien. Ed Bergin,
Rock Island Lewis Olson. Herman
Paulson, Swan Lundberg, John Mflitt,
William Ohrt, John Sauerman. James
On en, Charles Brookrnan. John Grims.
Bowl ing Joseph II n tchinson.
nivorrr Ki'ldrnce Hoard.
Judge W. H. Gest, in the branch of
the circuit court, hoard the evidence
thl3 morning in the suit for' divorce
brought by Minnie B. Cooper against
Frank T. Cooper, in which the charge
is drunkenness and cruelty. The court
took the case under advisement. The
plaintiff was represented by Attorney
11. M. McCaskrin.
Kldrm Cne to Jury.
The arguments in the damage suit
brought by Peter Eidera of Moline
against the Rock Island road were con
cluded in the circuit court this after
noon and the case was given Into the
hands of the jury which has been hear
ing the evdence for the past week.
The plaintiff is suing for $5t,000 dam
ages as the result of having both his
legs cut off in an accident several
years ago. Tne f rm of Jackson, Hurst
& Stafford represented the' railroad
and the plaintiff was represented by
the firm of Searle & Marshall.
recla Schoenig Klecletl President of
'Tlieadelphir Club at Its An
Professor E. L. Philbrook, instructor
of music in the public? schools, is re
organizing the High School Glee cliu
This club hashecon:e an establish";!
factor in the school, this bsing the
fourth year it has made its appear-
ance. Several new candidates are
getting in line to try out for admit-
tance to tne club. A pleasing reatu.e
about the glee club is that it affords
a pastime for those who do not take
part in athletics as well as an oppor
tunity to get a foundation for a musi
It is also Professor Philbrook's in
tention to have an organization of tho
Fame character for the girls to be
called the Treble Cleft club. This 's
a now venture for the cirls and its sue-
cess is assured bv the enthusiastic
way in which the girls have gone into
The Theodelphie Liter- f society, an
organization of lower class men. held
its first meeting yesterday after school,
The officers were elected for the ye ir
President Freda Schoeni .
Vice president Brniah Harris.
Secrt tary Marion Cleaveland.
Treasurer Ruth Anderson.
Doorkeeper Florence Long.
The club intends to conduct meet
ings every two weeks throughout the
ROCK ISLAND THEATERS.
Second avenue and Sixteenth afreet.
Oft. 22 "The niHtrlrt Lender."
Oet. 21 "The llloekhead." nistlnee
Oct. 28. "Faunt."
Oct. 30 "The Ulue Monw," matinee
31 "in WjamiaK," matinee and
Eighteenth Hired, betweea Flrat and
Second avennea. Ynudevllle at 3. 8 ajj
"il." p. in.
Second avenue,, rant of Nineteenth
lrect. Vaudeville at 3, 8 and 9:13 p. m.
m nris, imvexport.
Oct. 2 JeflTerHoa I)e AngellM la "The
Meanly Spot," nantlnee and night.
Filled With Brightest Dialogue.
"The Beauty Spot." which comes to
the Burtis, in Davenport, Saturday, is
by Joseph W. Herbert and Reginald
DeKoven. two names which in them
selves are a guarantee of sterling
worth and full value to anyone seek
ing an evening of real musical comedy
entertainment. "The Beautv Snot" is
filled with bright dialogue an 1 funny
situations, while the musical numbers
are the most tuneful that DeKov.m
has written in recent years. Jefferson
Do Ansel is is most admirably fitted in
the role of the flirtatious General Sam-
over, while Frank Donne as the mas
querading negro valet, Chickoree. 's
funny to an extreme. George J. Mac
Farlane, as Jacques, the artist, is
manly and real, giving a pleasing and
finished interpretation of his role;
Viola Gillette, as tho ex-model and act
ress, married to the general, is the
same stately, beautiful and accom
plished actress that has won for her
the enviable reputation in the pas'.
Isabell D'Armond, as Xadine. the gen
eral's daughter, is the daintiest and
demurest little lady imaginable and
To Stop a Cough in a
With this recipe you can
make a pint of cough remedy at
home in live minutes. A few
doses usually conquer the most
obstinate cough. Simple as it
is, no better remedy can bo
had at any price.
Put 2 Va ounces of Pinex (f0
cents worth) in a clean pint
bottle, and iill up with granu
lated sugar syrup, made as fol-.
lows: Take a pint of granulat
ed sugar, add V& pint of warm
water and stir for two minutes.
Take a teaspoonful every one.
two or three hours. The taste
is very pleasant children take
it willingly. Splendid, too, for
colds, chest pains, whooping
cough, bronchitis, etc. '
Granulated sugar makes the
best syrup. Pinex, as you prob
ably know, is the most valuable
concentrated compound of Nor
way white pine extract. None
of the weaker pine prepara
tions will take its place. If
your druggist hasn't the real
Pinex, he can easily get it for
Strained honey can be used
instead of the syrup, and rankest
a very fine honey and pine tar
proves herself capable as well ;s
Great Dog Show. One of the best
things that the Elite has had this sea
son is the Coin dog exhibition that is
being presented this week. The ani
mals- go to their stunts without any
visible direction fro.Ti their trainer,
having the stage to themselves during
uu U,J""1 " ."
except talk. They are proving a big
,1,tllh V,e Kn0 a". an a,e
. 1 . I An ri'i,,,. ,1st r Krtllf n unfttt h In fr
well worth seeing.
At McVicker's, Chicago. Charles
jFrohman's special 'company appearing
.in Henri Bernstein's "The Thief" will
play two weeks at McVicker's theater,
Chicago, beginning Sunday, Oct. 21.
Herbeit Kelcey and Elfie Shannon are
at the head of the splendid cast which
Is interpreting the French dramatist'3
masterpiece. These players ar3
known to every theatergoer for their
achievements ar.d successes in the art
they have made their life work. n
"The Thief they have found metal 10
try their strength, for Bsrnstefn has
contrived a drama which holds the
spectator tense from the first curtain
to the last, and which keeps the actors
at their best all the time. One act
of the play, the second, is played oy
two people, Mr. Kelcey and Miss Shan
non, but so intense is the interest and
so perfectly keyed is ih? performance
the auditors sit forward in their chairs
and gasp and weep with excitement
and sympathy. Assisting Mr. Kelcey
and Miss Shannon will be Leonard
Ide, Edward Mawson. Arthur Law-
rence, Kciwani Eisner, .Mrs. Hilary Ben
and other skilled players. Tho pro
duction will be up to the standard set
by Mr. Frchman, and the play will be
seen for th? first time in the world
at popular prices, the regular Me
Vicker scale of 2." cents. SO cents, 75
cents and $1 prevailing during the two
weeks "The Thief" will run in Chi
cago. Will Be Well Received. It looks a3
though "The District Leader," the
melodramatic musical play which is
to held the stage at the Illinois to
morrow evening is to get a goodly por
tion of the theatergoers' loose change.
The sale of seats opened Wednesd iv
and the demand justifies the above
statement. The success of "The Dis
trict Leader" has preceded it. I: is a
well written story, with plenty 'if
catchy musical numbers and pret'y
show girls, ro that it might rightly
called a musical ccmed y. Joseph E.
Howard is the author and composer.
Mr. Howard is al?o responsible for
"The I-ind of Nod." "The Umpire,"
"The Time, the Place and the Girl,-'
and othnr very successful musical pro
ductions. Faust Well Played. Faust, the story
old, of man's temptation and his fall,
was present at the Grand last evening
by Porter J. White's metropolitan com
pany. The acting was excellent. The
mechanism and the electrical effects
were superior to those of any pro
duction of Faust ever seen here, it
is certainly a good company, aided by
very effective settings and mechan
isms. Journal (Kansas City). Faint
will be seen here at the Illinois net
Blockhead Is Clever. "The Block
head" is an exceptionally clever play.
Its three acts are filled with comedy
and sentiment. As a vehicle for the
display of the peculiar talent of W. B.
Patton it could not be excelled. Quaint
and original in his methods, realistic
and exceedingly magnetic, as "Profes
sor Theodore Blockson Heddington."
he holds the interest of the audience
from start to finish. The play will be
at the Illinois Sunday, matinee and
IN GET-TOGETHER MEET
Profjinni of Addresses and Music at
Turner Hall Xext Sunday
The Rock Island German-American
alliance has completed arrangements
for the festival to be given at Turner
hall Sunday eveninjr, Oct. 31. This
festival is given for the purpose of
getting the German-American resi
dents of the city together in prepara
tion for the third annual state conven
tion of the alliance to be held here in
September, 1910. i
FT1 1 t - . a
i ue ainance is a comparatively new
organization in this part of the coun
try and the work before the local peo-
pie will be explained at the Sunday )
evening meeting. It will be open to
the public. The principal ad Iress will
be given in German by Louis Phillip
Wolfe, editor and publisher of the
Peoria Sonne. Albeit Huber will
speak in English. Professor T. H. U.
Reese, of Davenport will give sever.il
instrumental numbers. The Hock Inl
and and M dine Maennerchor will sing.
The Rock Island Turners and the
ladies class of Moline will appear in
athb tic exhibitions.
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Such power comes from the splendid
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build up brain and body. J. A. Hir
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HOME CURE FOR
A Simple I Joined j That Gives Relief
From a Common Ailment.
While there are a great many peo
ple who suffer from catarrh of the
nose and throat all the time, this
common ailment is more prevalent in
fall and winter than at any other sea
son of the year. Catarrh is an in
1'ammaticm of the delicate mem
branes and is brought on by sudden
changes in the weather, breathing
very cold air or dust, getting the
feet wet, etc.
Professor Von Sternberg, a Ger
man speciaiirt who has had unusual
success in the treatment of nasal and
throat diseases, recommends a solu
tion of water and vintox. Get from
your diuggist an original lockage
i two ounces) of vintox and dissolve
it in a pint of water. This should be
snuffed up the nose once or twice
daily when suffering from "cold in
the head," or from chronic catarrh.
When the throat or larynx is affect
ed it f.hculd be used as a gargle. Vin
tox soothes and heals the inflamma
tion and dears the passages.
Tuesday Evening, Oct. 26.
One Mfch Only.
Porter J. White's Complete Product Ion
of Goethe's Immortal
With Miss OIr.t Verne as Marpuerite.
The following electrical effects will
nil positively he produce.! here:
The Italn of I I re. the Vi.lnlulit Slara,
the MyMIe Lightning Hint", the Mora
ine C.lorlrK .the Fiery eeklnre. Ser
penta. The Duel of I tenth, the Circle of Fire,
tho Flower Garden, the Weird Skulls.
Tons of Special Scenery. Properties and
Kleetrical F.mhellishnieiits curried.
I'rleea 2."o, ".nr. 7'.c and $1. Phone
The Man that Said "Show Me."
Progress, he would have to fall back.
MORAL Figures are facts. A good many people often try to
make 10 do the work of $20 and then they soon get "a reputation
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Friday, Oct. 22.
IlcIIo, Frlcnda, 1Ye Are Comlac llm-k.
Th- Kr.lH.klnK lt!iym-ful. Mimical
Play with a reason; book, music un.l
lyrii-3 by Joseph E Howard com poser
of i;.l,ls of Liberty." "The Time, the.
Place .-ind the dlrl," "A Stubborn Cin
All the old Favorites Allan IC. Foster,
Minnie Jarlicati, Albert Denier. Ida
Marie Nelson. Frank Weed. Vera
Hamilton. Wllliiim Hun
Kcrford. E. I. Jer
ome. 20 Danelne Benutlea . So People Ike
- -Shuvr with Itenl Muale.
PRICES 2T.C, .'Or, 7',c. $1; box.
Phone west 224.
Sunday, Oct. 24.
Blatlnee aid Kvenlnjr.
Tho Peculiar Comedian,
W. B. PATTON,
In His Mont Successful Comedy,
PO.VT CRT KXCITKD S.MII.K ANII
Prleen Mat Inee, 2."ic and S0e; tven-Ing-,
2".e. COe, 75o. SI. Phono west 224.
TIIK HOME OF VAUIi:VILI.i:
Four IIhjs Coiiuiienciiig Thursday
6 BIG FEATURE ACTS 6
Rawles and Von Kaufman.
Introducing Their Comedy Sketch,
"The Willing Worker."
A Ba Be's
Piitorir.l Post Album.
Her t";rct Hit, "A Trip Around
Dialect Songs and St uric.
Sinking latest Illustrated Songs.
Ijitest Motion Pictures.
Friday matinee. "Special" ladles'
day. Saturday, children under 12
ears cents. Poth phones, old 992,
Once there lived a Man
who was very handy with
figures it was generally
conceded that what he
didn't know about Figures
wasn't worth knowing. Now
his Motto was "Ten cannot
do tho work of 20. other
wise you will have to Show
Me." So when he found
himself with but $10 and he
needed more he did not hes
itate to Porrow and Keep
himself njuare. knowing
well that if he did not