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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1909.
TO HEAR LABOR
Iowa Congressman at Arsenal
Today in Conference With
CONSIDERING WAGE SCALE
Conference Tomorrow at Des Moines
With Senator Cnmmlos and
was settled. It is claimed that be
paid Schriver & Schriver for their
services in securing the bond with a
check which was no good and which
he knew was no good. Brady claims
that he had merely overdrawn his
account at the bank upon which the
check was drawn and that he was
willing to make the amount good at
once. . He has been given a chance to
do so and has failed.
TESTING SHOT GUNS;
TWO MEN -ARE 'FINED
Mrs Hannah Johnson Causes Arrest
of Gus Pappas and Jud
Congressional inquiry . into the
rrievances of the workmen at Rock
island arsenal was resumed today.
Congressman A. F. Dawson, at the be
kest of the employes of the arsenal
rho reside in Davenport, which
fart of hi3 district, arrived today, and
1b at the arsenal hearing a committee
f the men.
Oonrreasman James McKinney, it
Bill be recalled, heard the men several
tfeeks ago, when he went into the
Suestion with General William Cro
sier, chief of the ordnance department,
rho was here on his annual inspection
f the local poet at that time.
Cant Come Here.
United States Senator A. B. Cum-
Ulns and Congressman J. T. A. Hull
it Iowa have also been interested in
lha matter by the workmen at the
irsenal. and this week they are to re
serve a committee representing the
men at Des Moines. Senator Cum
aains and Congressman Hull were to
have come to the arsenal for the in
luiry, but they found that it would
aot be possible for them to do so, and
the conference at Des Moines was ar
Grlevnncea of Mb.
The. men charged that the civil
lervice rules are being violated at the
irsenal, that child labor Is employed,
and that the readjustment of wages
was influenced by the owners of fac
tories in the tri-crtles, wno complain
that the mechanics at the government
shops have been receiving better pay
than the men employed in their fac
tories, and consequently it Is dlfHcult
to keep the workmen satisfied at the
COUNTY ASKED TO
CARE FOR CHILDREN
Probation Officer Requests that Titu
Little Ones Be Taken front
Miss Dina Ramser, who is serving
as probation officer under orders from
Judge R. "W. OUnsted.of the county
court, haa filed a petition in the coun
ty court asking that the five children
of John Titus bo declared dependents
and taken care of by the county. The
mother of the children is at the Water-
town hospital and the petition claims
that the father does net take the
proper care of the little ones. Tho
petition will be given a hearing to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock by Judge
BOND UNDER FALSE
Charles Brady, Proprietor of Junk
Yard, Arrested on Complaint
Charles Brady, who runs a Junk
yard on First avenue and Fifteenth
street, waa arrested this afternoon on
a warrant charging him with obtain
Ing a hood under false pretenses. The
complainant In the case la B. F.
Schriver, of tho firm of Schriver &
Schriver, attorneys. Recently Brady
got into trouble over a debt he owed
Jacob Klein of Chicago and the latter
had an attachment served upon the
Brady Juk yard. Brady went to Mr.
Schrtver and secured a forthcoming
bona wmca anowea mm to continue
business In his yard until the case
The demand for private
boxes In the safety vault shows
that the Bock Island Safety De
posit company had a keen per
ception of Its possibilities.
, Consider the hours of acces
sibility 8 t. m. to 6 p. m.
its Ideal location in the city's
finest office building. Its abso
lute impregnability to burglary
or flro, compare- Its equipment
with all other vault and you
will rent here.-
Boxes by the Tear $-3 and up.
Gus Pappas and Jud Bagos were ar
rested yesterday afternoon on com
plaint of Mrs. Hannah Johnson, who
lives on . Forty-fifth street between
Fourth and Fifth avenues, who
charged them with discharging fire
arms in the city limits. The two men
were trying out their shot guns pre
paratory to going on a hunt and the
shooting frightened Mrs. Johnson.
Each of them was fined $5 and costs
when they were brought before Police
Magistrate C. J. Smith this morning.
William Reddig, who was arrested
early Sunday morning in a drunk and
disorderly condition, was sentenced to
10 days In the county Jail by Magis
trate Smith yesterday afternoon.
I V. Knutzen of Watertown will
leave this evening for an extended
visit at Agnew, CaL
Mrs. Daniel Maroney. chief ranger
of the Rock Island lodge of Foresters,
and Mrs. Andrew McLees left for Chi
cago this noon to attend the initiation
of 1,100 candidates into the order at
the Armory this evening.
Major and Mrs. H. C. Connelly leave
this evening for St. Louis where they
take a boat for New Orleans. They
will spend the winter in the south.
Watch Tower Camp 3627. M. W. A.,
South Rock Island: You are requested
to meet at hall Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9
a. m. sharp or at Milan, to attend the
funeral of our late neighbor. Georse
A, David, in Milan. Services will ae
held at 10 o'clock at the house with
burial at Chlppiannock.
Explosion Wrecks Fire Station.
Ottumwa, Iowa, Nov. 2. An ex
plosion of gasoline used in removing
tar from the creosote block floor in
the East Ottumwa fire station wreck
ed the building and equipment yes
Old Arsenal Passes.
B. B. McDole, clerk at the Rock Isl
and postoffice, has one dated April
27, 1871, Issued to George Goestel.
Louis t Siemon, 1400 Fifteenth
street, has another dated Aug. 8, 1870,
and issued to Fred Kramer and family.
in favor of the plaintiffs; but the de-j
fendant appealed the case to the clr-
I cuit court, where the taking of testi
mony commenced this mornings jI
A- Weld appears for the commission
ers and the firm of Searle & Marshall
; represent the defendant.
W. W. Wilmerton appeared in the
Federal Authorities Snsneet J J circuit court this morning and entered
$62 Ifi STAMPS
T. Ward Is the Postoffice
IS HELD AT COUNTY JAIL
Picked Up Last Friday Night While
Sleeping in Railroad Shanty
assault with deadly Intent, which was
brought against him by the grand
Jury several months ago. The case
was continued after the indictment
had been returned and it will prob
abty come up before the present term
Nel3 Bensen, under indictment by
the last grand jury on the charge of
bigamy, was arraigned in the circuit
court this afternoon. He asked to have
his case continued, and this was done.
MONTH OF OCTOBER
Shows Number of Arrests Made and
Amount 'of Fines Collected
Work of Matron.
J. T. Ward ia in the count v lail serv
ing a sentence on the charge of being
POLICE REPORT FOR
a vagabond, and while he is kept there
two special inspectors of the United
States postoffice department are mak
ing a determined search to prove him
Ward was arrested in Silvis Friday
night by an officer who thought he re
sembled a man who is wanted by the
local police department. When ar
rested he was sleeping in a switch
shanty belonging to the Rock Island
road, and wrapped up in his coat,
which he was using for a pillow, waB
a two-quart fruit Jar containing $62
worth of postage stamps.
On his person was $35 in cash, and
when it was found that he was not
the man wanted here, It was decided
at once that he was a crook neverthe
less, and he was given a sentence of
20 days to serve in the county Jail on
the charge of vagrancy while his case
Is looked into.
The two Inspectors who have been
assigned to the case by the authori
ties at Chicago were in the city today
making an Investigation.
HAVVES PLEADS NOT
GUILTY OF MURDER
Arraigned in the Circuit This
Morning Will Have an Early
John W. Hawee, under indictment
for murder, was arraigned in the cir
cuit court this morning before Judge
E. C. Graves and he entered a plea
of not guilty to the charge against him.
It is expected that his case will come
up in the course of the next two
weeks. He is represented by the firm
of Searle & Marshall.
A Jury was secured in the circuit
court this morning to try the case
which the commissioners of the town
of Drury have brought against Wil
liam Workman, a resident of the town
whom the commissioners claim has ob
structed the public highway by build
ing a fence across the road. The case
The police report for the month past
was submitted to the council by Mayor
McCaskrin, who is acting as chief of
police, showed that during the month
a total of 111 arrests had been made,
of which 23 were made state cases
and the remainder . city cases. The
state cases included 15 for disorderly
conduct, 3 for burglary and larceny,
3 for larceny, and 2 for assault. Of
the city cases 76 were for disorderly
conduct, 2 were for peddling without
a license, 5 assault, 2 fast driving, and
3 disturbing the peace, a total of 88
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith col
lected $330 in fines. There were 69
calls for the police patrol and 32 calls
for the ambulance. .
The report of the police matron, Miss
Dina Ramser, showed that she had
made 105 calls, received 63 callers,
written 17 letters, secured lodging for
the night for 28, and taken care of 11
women and boy prisoners at the city
police station. Three delinquent boys
were taken care of, one dependency
case was disposed of, one feeble mind
ed child was taken to the state Institu
tion at Lincoln, one delinquent girl
was placed in a home, and two boys
were placed in homes on farms where
they will grow up under the proper
Not a Naturo Student.
She was not a nature student, and
when she saw a sparrow on the side
walk, evidently too young to fly and
too badly frightened even to hop. she
did not know exactly what to do for it
She did not know how it bad got there.
where Its parents were or what relief
measures would be advisable. All she
could do in her perplexity wns t- fcvp
the group of boyswbo ua,
around it from harmlog I .
if any of them could su:
was decided by a Justice of the peace of action, for she was wo!.
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES I v
MRS. ROBINSON HOSTESS
AT UNIQUE LUNCHEON
The Hallowe'en parties given last
evening and Friday evening at the
home of Mrs. Mary E. Robinson on
Twentieth '.street, were as elaborate
affairs of hat nature as ever were
held in thii city. The mansion was
fittingly decorated for the occasion
and some Hallowe'en features were
introduced which were decidedly new
here. Last evening the Home Mis
sionary society and the choir of the
First Methodist church . were the
guests of Mite. Robison and Friday
evening about 50 of the hostess per
sonal friendswere her guests. Both
parties were! fancy dress affairs and
some attractive and interesting cos
tumes were Vrn-
A very clever scheme was followed
in the decoration of the home. A cov
ered maize extended from. the front
entrance througn toe UDrary, tne
hall, out upon the side porch and
back into thehouse again, ending up
in the dressing rooms upon tne sec
ond floor. Along the walls of the
maize were figures of ghosts, bats,
skeletons, snakes and other grew-
some objects. The only light in the
maize was afforded by pumpkin heads
and colored candles, and the effect
was very pleasing to one who did not
have to shudder at the grewsome or
naments and decorations. A part of
the maize was made Into a veritable
witches' cav,e and here .Mrs. ivoDin
son, in tbeguise of a witch, held
forth. Over the entrance to tne cave
was the Inscription, "Abandon hope,
all ye who enter here:
The only means of getting back to
the first floor from the dressing
rooms upon the Second was by "way of
a slide which had been built for the
occasion. W. J. Sweeney, in tne
guise of Satan, stood at the top of
the slide and with his pronged pitch
fork he forced the guests to slide
down to the foot of the stfelrs where
they were received bfc a company if
zho&ta. When all the guests had
traversed the maize and taken tne
"slide for life,", the company repair
ed to the dining room. v where Hal
lowe'en games were played and re
freshments were served, I after- the
guests had unmasked. The party
was Immensely enjoyed both by those
who were there last evening and by
those who were there Friday evening.
The marriage of two young Moline
people, George Abramson and Miss
Cynthia Viola Trone, took place yes
terday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Henry
of the First Christian church of Mo
line performing . the ceremony. ' The
attendants were Gilbert Swan son and
Grace Abramson, a sister of the groom.
After the ceremony a wedding lunch
eon was served at the home of the
Dna.es nrotner, w. A. Trone. 2510
Eighth avenue, Rock Island. Mr. and
Mrs. Abramson departed immediately
afterward on a wedding trip. They
will be at home in this city after Dec.
Give Hallowe'en Party.
Queen Esther guild of the Memor
ial Christian church held a Hallow
e'en party at the home of Mrs. Ed
ward Lundberg, 1105 Fourteenth-
ana-a-nair street, last evening. A
Hallowe'en luncheon was served and
tne decorations and amusements
were in keeping with the season.
The next regular monthly meeting
pf tne guild will be held with Miss
in these days of nature su.
rlest school Infant knows uion- u
birds and their like than many an old
er person. 1
Presently a big boy poshed through
the group, looked at the bird kindly.
then stooped and took it up. She was
much relieved. 'Will you take care of
it?" she asked; him. "Sure!" he re
sponded, with iaelegant emphasis. She
was anxious tint It should have the
best of care, so 6 he suggested helpful
ly. -Better give It a little milk."
The boy stared. Then he grinned;
then he yelledl "Milk!" he roared.
'Milk! Da, milk!" Then he stueaked
up the street, carrying the bird care
fully in bis hanjs and derisively ejac
Her face flushed as sne went on her
way, and she wis heard to murmur to
herself: "Now. I wonder why he laugh
ed. Very unmannerly, I'm sure." New
IN TODAY'S PAPER
News that will interest your pocketbook is the announce
ment that THE GREAT INTRODUCTORY-REDUCTION
SALE IS STILL IN FORCE. Hundreds of satisfied buyers
are daily taking1 advantage of the
genuine reductions offered, and the
wise ones are making their pur
chases early before the many lines
Everything- in the
La Velle Stock Going;
at 20 to
No better clothes made
than the output of the
Stein-Bloch company, Mi
chaels, Stern company
and Ederheimer Stein
company and you can't
beat the Knox, Stetson, or
Tiger hats. The reductions
are also effective on Elgin
and Wilson Bros.' shirts
and furnishings, in fact on
everything, and everything
in this store in the line of
clothing, underwear, crav
enettes, sweater coats,
etc., is guaranteed to be
the very best grade and
makes and they all go at,
the above reductions.
Remember we give
S. H.Green Trad
ing Stamps :
X . 1 ' it
M. H. SEXTON, J. P. SEXTON, G. W. SEXTON.
Formerly La Velle's, Corner Eighteenth Street and Second Ave.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured.
by local applications, aa they cannot
reach th riisenRnl nortinn nf tho sl
James J. Carroll was given a fare- Them l nnlv nn wn tr euro rtMfnMs
well surprise party at his home, 608 nnrt that i hv mnutitntionni rmoi!o-
Tenth street, Saturday evening by a Deafness is caused by an inflamed
company, of his friends. He was pre- condition of the mucous lining of the
ucuuiu. 1UU0- seirmg. sun- Eustachian tube. When this tube is
day evening Mr Carroll departed for inflamed you have a rumollng sound
fnTeSte st'a7 6 t0 r ""perfect hearing and when it !s
luueuiuie stay. ontiraiVkAflAi to
On1 nnloca tYiA Inflo m m a 4 n tn
Progressive Party. tv,i
The O. I. V. club of Spencer Memo u. ,i i(i .
rial rkV, - 1 , l vo v ui(i kjiia.i. iaisix, ucai -Lr5 lil W
cu unmer party siuraay evening. ten cauBfid hv catarrh, which la
tniring the evening 19 homes were nothing but an inflamed condition cf
'"" iwuiuu were served the mucous surfaces,
.. . . ine mjmDera wll: We will give One Hundred Dollars
.vrauruwurenasitB, fnr flT1T rnBfi of rfPafneH, ( caused hv
catarrh that cannot be cured bv Hall 8
Steindel Trio Here. Catarrh dire. Send for circulars.
l ne kock island Musical club will fr n J CHRNT3V A no..
unug me biemaei trio nere from Toledo Ohio,
umcago Nov. 23. Final arrange
ments for their appearance on that
date have not been completed.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
.Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
To Give Coffee. I The Bed-rock of Success
The Sisters of the Visitation guild lies in a keen, clear brain, backed hy
will give a coffee at the home of Miss Indomitable will and resistless energy.
Molly McEnlry, 1910 Third avenue, J Such power comes from the splendid
Moline, Wednesday from 2:30 p. m. health that Dr. King's New Life Pills
until 7. lmnarfc They vitalhe every organ and
build ud brain and body. J. A. Har-
Honse Party Guests. imon, Lizemore, W. Va., writes: "They
Misses Cora Gaetjer and Charlotte are the best pills I ever used." 25c
Smith of this city were the honorees at all druggists.
at a house - party entertained last
week by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weiss at
Ruth's Band Sale
.Ruth's band of Broadway, Presby
terian church will have an apron sale
at the church Thursday afternoon be
ginning at 3 o'clock.
-- . . .
Gleaner's Club to Meet.
The Gleaners', club will meet with
Miss Alice : Dunn, 1029 Fourteenth
street, this evening at 7:30 o'clock;
The German Sisters will hold a ben
efit 'card party at Turner hall tomor
row afternoon, beginning at 2:30,-
The Best Place in
' Town to
MOLINE SAFE IS
ROBBED OF $115
Burglar Operates in Heart of
Business Section in Early
LEAVES NOTE OF THANKS
Says He Is- Grateful to Proprietor for
Not Locking Up on Him
The professional burglar was
abroad again In Moline last night,
breaking Into the Btore of the Orient
al Tea company, at 508 Fifteenth
street, the heart of the business dis
trict, at 8 o'clock.
Jesse Cowley, proprietor of the
store, locked up at 6 o'clock and left
for home. He had neglected to se
cure the safe, merely pushing the
doors to, as had been his custom. The
robber got $116.94 from the strong
box in the safe. In another box in
the safe there was $100 belonging to
the American Express company,
which occupied the same Quarters
with the Oriental Tea company. This
Grateful far CoBTealtnec
A note found on the top of the safe
said: "Thanks for leaving the safe
open." The handwriting was evi
dently disguised. The note was on
Manufacturers' hotel stationery.
Entrance was gained by climbing
through a transom over a door at the
rear of the building. The merchants
night policeman found the back
door when he made , his rounds at 8
o'clock. Discovery of the rifling of
the safe followed.
The police have no clew.
NEW NATIONAL ISSUE
MADE BY WATER-
(Continued from Page One.)'
the heads of our government the res
olutions adopted by this convention
and at the same time to act as dele
gates to the rivers and harbors con
gress to be held in that city Dec. 8,
9 and 10. -
There was silence for a moment.
Then some one turned loose an old
fashioned rebel, yell and the resolu
tion was adopted with a whoop. In
the confusion of the moment, it is
doubtful if 10 .delegates of all those
present knew that the regular report
of the resolution committee had been
Review Work of Association.
Chairman Scott prefaced the read
ing of the resolutions with a rather
lengthy speech which reviewed the
work of the association. The reso
lutions were long. They declared
that the federal government should
and shall without needless delay, en
ter upon a definite policy and plan
of waterway development, beginning
with the improvement of the Mississ
ippi and Illinois rivers, as a main
trunk of waterways system in such a
way as to open effective navigation
between the gulf of Mexico and the
great lakes; such main trunk line to
be developed with no disparagement
of and constant reference to the con
current development of the tribu
taries. Reasons Are Shown.
The resolutions next recited the
reasons for the demands, one of
which was that the.Mlssisslppi valley
contains more than one-half of tho'
population of the United States.
Popular bonds In small denomina
tions for popular Issue was one of tho
things urged upon congress and "the
development of the waterways as an
investment, rather than as a succes"
sion of piece-meal experiments," was
But above all, it was insisted that
a minimum depth of 14 feet at low
water was the one cardinal princi
pal of the association.
The convention adjourned for the
day in a whirlwind of enthusiasm
which was set off by former Qovernor
President Kavanaugh will appoint
his committee of 600 later and the
methods to be adopted by this mon
ster delegation will be decided upon
before the National Rivers and liar- t
All the news all the time The Argus.
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rich reds, greens, browns. Ten
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drop celling, (2.75
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