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THE ARGUS: SATURDAY, OCTOBER SO, 1909.
GOING TO HEAR
Congressional Investigation of
Readjustment of Wages
CUMMINS AND HULL BUSY
Will IJ on the Ground Tuesday to
Sleet With Committee Repre
A. Li. Urlck, president of the Iowa
State Federation of Labor, makes the
announcement that he has enlisted the
: aid of Senator A. B. Cummins and
Congressman J. A. T. Hull of his state
In adjusting the grievances of the
workmen at Rock Island arsenal, and
that both have promised to be at the
arsenr.l next Tuesday to meet a com
mittee representing the workmen. Re
adjustment cf the wage scale furnishes
the chief complaint. Charges have
been made that child labor is em
ployed and thp.t civil service rules.,
under which the arsenal is supposed
to be cporated, are not observed.
Le-iierd among the workmen in the
Reck If land arseni;!' r?vc been asked
to cx; !a;n the reason for their deter
mination to scour? a congressional in
conditions on the island,
s th; t i"e readjustment
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I ijo not tnmk Decause we advertise the good, but low priced articles, that we do not carry the finer grades. It is hard to show
in a newspaper cut the. value of a hundred dollar article, but we have them. No matter how much or how little you wish to
j invest, we can please you. Come in, were always glad to show you, If you do not wish to pay all cash our simple credit
system will De iouna very tielptul, and remember onr goods are all MAKftEiD IfN FiiAlN iVlUlui&ES.
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It's the time right
now to make ycur
selection. V e have
never shown such a
beautiful line, espe
cially made for com
fort, and r,s to price
"779 can please you
with any price you
wish to pay.
aFOUXt BIG SPECIALS-
After supper there Is nothing that
appeals to man like a good big com
fortable rocker.. We have a Turkish
Rocker that meets all the require
ments, upholstered in chase leather,
solendld spring construction, and a
price that anyone
can afford, price....
One more splendid value In rockers,
made in the popular golden oak wood,
saddle seat, strong, durable and easy,
genuine quarter-sawer oak, the grain
In the back Is flakey and very beauti-
.00 .b::5:i: $5.50
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A beautiful cobbler seat rocker, has
shaped arms, fancy turned spindles in
back, well braced, is a good durable
rocker. In either mahogany or Goldan
Elm finish, similar H O f
to cut, special 50j7
Why set In a harowood rocker when
you can buy the most comfortable
chair made at this price, chair cover
ed In green velour, oak frame, back
adjustable, fli . g -s
for only : CpOUU
On our floors in all
styles and finishes
any possible roclc-
er that you may de-
sire. They are made
for comfort, style
and durability. We
invite your inspec-tion.
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Why not invest In a new dining
100m table? Wc are shewing an Im
rAcr.sc line cf extension tables, round
square, oak, Early English and
weathered. We have a bsautiful solid
-'k rcirnd top table, supported by a
'"csrive pcdeetal . and claw feet, ex
Lrii3 G icet and perfect marking
b:iJcs, is the $15.00 kind, our
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We can truthfully say that we are
c'i?ving the best and largest line of
bed and parlor davenports in the tri
clties, and the prices are extremjly
!c-w. A solid oak davenport covered in
Tocton leather, large wardrobe under
Vi seat, sanitary steel construction.
'(-j would have to pay at least $25.00
r this davenport at any other store,
BECAUSE in this
Biscuits will bake in
the ash pan. A proof
conclusive that it heats the floor as well as ceiling. The
biscuits will turn a rich golden brown in a very short
time. This simply means that the baby may be allowed
to roam over the floor of a room heated with an AER-DUCT Heater.
And it also means that the heat is directed where it is most needed and
is not wasted. iou will surely want to see
this Wonderful stove, We shall be pleased
to demonstrate its superior merits to you.
If you want to reduce your coal bill, use the Riverside AER-DUCT
THE IRON MIVEKSIDE
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RANGE IS RETT
Because The oven bottom in the Iron Riverside is of special construction.
It has a pebbled bottom found only in the Riverside Range. It has a hot
blast fire pot. It uses less fuel than any other range made. If you will come to
our store tod,-iy we will be glad to tell you many other reasons why you will en
joy using an Iron Riverside Range.
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This cut shows one of the best
brass beds on the market. It Is ail
brass, very plain but artistic and a
wonderful bargain at the price. Never
before has an attempt been made to
sell a genuine all brass bed at
so low a
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Now is the time to fix up that
brary. Our showing of special de
ed library tables and chairs to match
is very extensive. One entire floor is
devcted to mission and Early English
library furniture. If you are thinking
of fixing up that library don't fail to
see our display.
Tables up from
dhaF Wilton "Kmrf'sEliiFalble as Jfcdul
ihc Wonderful Waters
xCorao to Colfnx. Let tliPse
great wators cure you.
The ciir itivo ITi-c ts of these
great miner!: 1 waters are re
ir.arkalle in the extreme. The
old 51. C. uml Miirie Spring
waters have a.u innned!ate ca
thartic and diuretic action and
are conceded to be equal If
not superior to the great for
Colfax Water Cures Rheuma
tism. These wonderful waters are
possessed of a remarkable me
diainal value and are a won
derful cure for all forms of
lthenniatlain, Oheslty, Consti
pation, and Klilnry and Blad
New Hotel Colfax
has been built at these world
famous springs. The accom
modations are unsurpassed. A
great feature of the hotei is
its mas-niftcant baths. Besides
the Mineral Water Cure in all
Its forms there are the Klec
trlc, the Turkish and the Nau
helm System Baths.
Kates 1 American Plan, S3 pr
Bay and I n.
' Colfax Is on the main line of
the.Kock Isand line. 23 miles
east of Des Moines. Hourly in
terurban service between Des
Moines and Colfax. Take elec
tric oar direct from depot to
Write for Illustrated booklet
HARRY W. SOMMERS, Mgr.
Hotel Colfax. Colfax, Iowa.
Mary T. Goldrritn'a
mi id. healthful manner
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Has no Mdlroost, o it' neither stickx nor
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AS Drcz Storra.
CORNER SIXTEENTH STREET AND SECOND AVENUE, ROCK ISLAND
Smith, of Eliza, and three brothers, A.
Mills of this city, Peter of Muscatine
end Charles, living In Drury.
Jcsnua Van Buren Griffin, one of the
oldest native born citizens of the
county, a veteran of the civil war and
a familiar figure on the street3 of
Rock Island: for years, died at 6:20
this morning at his home in Anda
lusia of cancer of the Btomach. He had
been ill since early in the summer.
Mr. Griffin was born Dec. 9, 1840, on
Eig island, near Milan, arfd had lived
in this vicinity all his life, farming for
years in Andalusia township. He was
united in marriage in 1SG3 with Miss
Mary Mosher, who died March 21.
1S35. Eleven children were born to
the couple, five surviving, as follows:
Irvin K. of Water Valley, Miss., Mrs.
Mabel Hollopeter of Reynolds,
George H. of, Bryant, Miss., and Mrs.
Dona Brookman and John H. of Center
Point, lowa. There are also left one
brother, George of Milan, and three'sis
ters, Mrs. Mary Wharton of Milan, Mrs.
Abbie Sayers of Clinton, Iowa, and
lira. Mary Andrews of this city.
There are 11 grandchildren and one
great grandchild. Mr. Griffin fought
through the civil war and was a mem
ber of the G. A. R-, being connected
with the post - at Andalusia when
it was an active organization. The
funeral will be held tomorrow after
noon at 2:30 with services at the An
dalusia Baptist church and interment
In the village cemetery.
news all the time THE
FUTURE IN INDIA
Dr. C. W. Foss Tells of His Im
pressions During1 Visit to
CLASS DISTINCTION PASSING
Missionaries Are Blazing a Way for
Enlightenment nd Correct .
A glorious future for India, free
government and an enlightened peo
ple, was prophesied by Dr. C. W.
Foss In his lecture on "India" at
Augustana college last night. The
lecture was the first number on this
season's lyceum course and proved
India's future, according to Dr.
Foss, depends on the breaking down
of castes, the social custom which has
ground the lower classes of India in
the dust for thousands of years. The
Influence of the missionaries in this
direction has already, become appar
ent, and the higher castes are begin
ning to realize the great mistake of
the past in handicapping the growth
of the nation by class distinctions.
The missionaries recognize no castes
and the result has been to gradually
undermine the native customs and
traditions which have fettered the
Hindu race for thousands of years.
Cbrlatlan Looked Vp To.
Missionary work has principally
been with the lower castes or the out
casts, and much has been done in
raising these miserable victims of
class distinction out of the depths
where birth had thrown them. As
soon as a low caste native becomes
a Christian, he is looked up to by
the other natives as having becomo
raised in social position. He also
clothes himself better than do the
other members of his caste. The
natives are very" intellectual and
when they only have an opportunity
to attend school, they develop rap-
MEN AND WOMEN WANTED
The United States Government Glvs
Railway Mall Clerks $800 a Year to
Start, and Increases to $1,200.
Uncle Sam will hold an examination
for Postal Clerks and Letter Carriers
in Rock Island in November; for other
positions on different dates. It is esti
mated that 50,000 appointments will
be made this year. The Government
wants people over 18 yeara to take the
examination; will pay them well and
give them an annual vacation with full
pay. The Bureau of Instructions.
Rochester, N. Y., with its thorough
knowledge of all the requirements can
fit anyone in a few weeks o pass. A
Government Position means employ
ment for life. Prepare now for the ex
amination. Any reader of The Argus
can get full information by writing the
Bureau of Instructions, 74 Hamlin
Building, Rochester, N. T.
Idlv. The mission schools are all
filled to overflowing and applicants
are turned away for want of room.
The English government, however, is
establishing Bchools as rapidly as pos
sible. All this is having the tendency
of breaking down the castes through
the diffusion of knowledge. At pres
sent there are over 2,000 subdivi
sions of the several castes, and none
of the members of any of these 2,000
divisions are permitted to have any
intercourse with the members of an
other division. The penalty is to be
regarded as an outcast and separat
ed from family and relatives. The
difficulty of converting members of
the higher castes Is due to this inex
orable fate that befalls all who adopt
Dr. Foss exhibited Borne relics
from the land of wonder and mys
tery, among them being a demon Idol
secured from the . worshippers of
southern India. These people are
the aborigines of India, having come
there In ages past from the Persian
gulf. They believe that it Is unnec
essary to worship the good Bplrits in
asmuch as they will not harm anyone.
Their intercessions, therefore, are di
rected to the evil spirits in order to
appease their wrath. One method the
natives have of worshipping 13 to
pour molted butter over these demon
idols In ordor to melt their hearts.
Every month the Idols are given a
bath and the water Is collected In a
pool. The natives drink this eagerly,
believing it to be sacred. Thousands
cf these idols can be secured, all
being "made in Germany," according
to the speaker. When once an idol
has been worshipped, however, it is
considered consecrated and cannot be
secured for any price.
Snake l'ent la Country.
Dr. Foss told of the snake pest in
India. The most numerous snake is
the cobra, which is also the most
deadly. It haunts houses and makes
life a constant nightmare. Lights
must be burnt all night in order to
frighten the reptiles away and no
one dares to place a foot on the floor
in the dark for fear of treading on a
snake. Scorpions are also vefy num
erous. The natives are exceedingly good
cooks, said ur. Foss, but their clean
liness is not above reproach. He re
lated one story to illustrate th;.s
which almost convulsed the audience
with Liusbter. A missionary went
into a kitchen of his home coo diry
and found his native cook straining
the coffee through one of his socks.
' 'Daniel." shrieked the amazed
missionary, "you are straining tho
coffee through one of my socks!" ,
"Oh, it doesn't hurt," replied Dan
iel, calmly. "It's a dirty one."
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