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THE HOCK IS1UAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1910.
RUG, CARPET AND LINOLEUM BUYERS, IT PAYS.
TO FOLLOW THE CROWD OF EAGER BUYERS
" THAT ABE STEADILY STREAMING AND CROWDING TEE ,
Tinner Brought from Milwau
kee Alleges Misrepresen
tation of Conditions.
US Y . RUG, CARPET AMD FUMMTOSE
APPEALS TO AUTHORITIES
Employing Firm Enter Denial to
Story- Told, Claiming That Ex
planation Was Given.
A stir has been created in trl-dty
labor circles by the story told by a
tinner brought from Milwaukee to
Mollne by Willis & Sons, one of the
concerns whose workmen have quit
because of a refusal of the masters
to continue their shops union Instead
of v. pen."
The man alleges that he was In
duced to come to Mollne on false rep
resentation of conditions, and he has
asked certain of the Mollne city of
ficials if redress in the courts is pos
The substance of the man's tale
la that he is from Milwaukee, Is the
head of a family in that city, was
brought here by Willis & Sons, mas
ter tinners, who paid his fare to Mo
llne and who, according to his alle
gations, represented that there was
no labor trouble in this locality.
The relator says he is a union man
and that false representations were
made by those who solicited him. On
bis arrival here he remained loyal to
the union, he says, and refused to
work in Willis & Sons' "open" shop.
Because of this he says that assist
ance is needed or he will be arrested
as a common tramp.
This tinner says that Willis & Sons
have advertised all over the country,
saying there is no trouble here. He
desires to know if there is not a law
which prohibits contractors from
bringing outsiders under false repre
sentations into a city where a strike
is in progress. The man was direct
ed to the police maglsrtate or the
The substance of the story was
told to Willis & Sons, and this state
ment was made by R. E. Willis, mem
ber of the firm:
"I have recently returned from
Chicago and Milwaukee, where I
went to secure men to work in our
shop. I wa3 successful in securing
seven men from Milwaukee and one
from Chicago. When. I left here I
. took with me contract forms, in
which the exact conditions in Moline
were set forth. We lost these, and
as w were to be in Milwaukee only
a short time I did not have time to
prepare others. I thoroughly explain
ed the situation to each of the seven
men, however, telling them of the
strike here, that It was over the
question of "closed" shop, that they
wonld not be taking other men's jobs.
as we are holding the jobs of all the
strikers open and are ready to take
everyone of them back at any time.
Thong lit They Understood.
"I then made out a statement
which the seven men signed. The
men thereupon agreed to come here
under the conditions outlined by my
self. "We paid the carfare of these men
and brought them to Moline. That
very night they were taken In hand
by members of the striking union and
the result was that but one of the
seven signed our contract and is now
working In our shop.
"While I was in Milwaukee pro
fessional strike breakers came to me
and asked for employment. I said.
'No, what I am after Is good, honest,
"The night before the arrival cf
the seven Milwaukeeans, three tin
ners came down from Chicago. Two
of these refused to work. The Chi
cagoan who came with the Milwau
kee men went to work."
TO ITS UTMOST CAPACITY. 'NEVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TRI-CITIES HAVE THE RUG- AND CARPET BUYERS SHOWN SUCH
EN T H U88A8M' THERE NRDE Z$S88? ? FOR ,T
Because they are buying Rugs, Carpets, Linoleums Furniture and Home Outfittmgs at money saving-prices that mean a saving worth - while, Judging from the
throngs of eager buyers last week who took advantage of this Great Unloading of Surplus Stock. We admit, we over-bought in Rugs, Carpets, Linoleums and Dra
peries, and regardless of cost, value, profits or losses, are going to turn surplus into cash. Come tomorrow, or any day, as long as our surplus stQck lasts. Come ex
pecting great things, you'll not be disappointed. We have sold hundreds of Kugs, the same in yards of Carpets and Linoleums. There is still a grand assortment for
your selection. We must and will turn into cash, not quick, but quickly. iYou can not afford to miss this opportunity if you value money or need the goods. Investi
gate the values offered. Don't delay! t
COMPARE THE PRICES
COMPARE THE QUALITY
A quality sale of Rugs, Carpets and Linoleums,
at unmntchable bargain prices. Many hew bar
gains shown for first time. Now on display tak
en from oar mammoth re scire stock. If yon cant
be suited elsewhere you'll find It at the Big Busy
Reversible 9x12 Ingrain Rugs
Vlll JJTJ"T - A tt 1 1 A
Use Liquid Veneer for House Cleaning.
YOU'LL HAVE TO HURRY!
LADIES, SHOP EARLY. Store open at 7:00 a. m.
Come early and avoid the crowds. If possible come
In the morning. Do not delay attending this great
opportunity. First comers grt the pick of this
stock. It pays to trade at the Big Busy Store. Get
Refrigerators l Extra Special In Small Room Size Carpets and covemngs
In Wilton Velvets, Body Brussels, Axmfosters, In short lengths and small room size Carpets, while they last we will close them out at less
than cost to manufacture. We intend, regardless of cost, valae or profits, to make a clean sweep In our Carpet Dejtartment in the next few
days. Yen dare aot miss this opportunity If yon can use small room size In carpets. Many patterns wfll make beautiful rugs at small expense
If so desired. Note the values quoted.
YouH Find Many Special Valnes in this lot of high grade Axmins
ter Carpets with borders that can be .made Into room size ruga at
little exDenae. Euraasslne any ready made Rugs for those who are
particular and desire neat and handsome floor coverings Q7t
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CHECKS AUTO WITH GUN
Farmer Points Weapon at Iowans
and Forces Them to Keep to Rear.
A party from Iowa, composed of a
man and two women traveling In an
antomoblle yesterday morning near
Milan overtook a fanner in a buggy.
The farmer evidently nad spent a
bad night in the city and was 'pee
vish. When the Iowans undertook
to pass around his rig he whipped
out a gun and ordered them back.
They gracefully compfiled and the
farmer held In his horse and Jogged
along at a snail's pace. After wait
ing a ;while the visitors from across
the river made a second attempt to
pass and again the revolver came Into
day and they retired to the rear. A
third attempt had no better success.
Finally, the farmer, satisfied with his
bluff, drew out of the track and ar
lowed the auto to go ty.
COLD STORAGE IS CHE HOME
The lee man may need the money, but
that's no reason for your using an
"ice eater" of a refrigerator. You
want a refrigerator that Is sanitary,
safe and saving. You want one of the
Big Store's refrigerators, though you
may not know it. If you want the best
for your money you want cold stor
age in the home. Buy a refrigerator
with a reputation. We carry that kind.
See our line before you buy - C 07
elsewhere. Up from 9y0l
A Few Select Remnants in short lengths of high grade Carpets, such
as Wilton Velvets, Body Brussels, Axmlnsters, that can be used ln
many ways. Made Into small rugs to close out, we price, regardless
of cost, value, profits or losses, your choice from 39c per yard and up.
Very Best Body Brussels Carpet made extra heavy full five frame with
border; regular value . 1
$1.50 per yard for - .l00
A Good Grade Extra Heavy, Brussels Carpet, with border; hand
some, designs; regular value $1.35, f 1 AC
per yard -
Extra Special In Wilton Velvets Handsome designs In yardage suf
ficient to cover email room sl2es; are unmatchable values at our spe
cial unloading prices ; regularvalue per yard, $1.35
out of the regular run of ordinary patterns.
Many Handsome Wilton Velvets with border. Rich
all-over and oriental patterns. Sold regularly
for $1.50 per yard, now
Nothing Like Axmlnster Carpets-for beauty of colorings; richness of
designs, large range of patterns to select from. Regular value, CSp
$1.15 per yard, goes now per yard for only .OeJU
Brussels Carpets for rooms, halls and stairs; extra heavy grades;
many special values suitable for small room sizes; muse do J7j
seen to be appreciated. Choice up from per yard
We Guarantee You
Cannot Duplicate the
Full room size, 83x10-6, Brussels
Kugs. special values, unmatcnabie
i values, uuuiutciia.uie
High Grade Wil- Suitable for parlor or liv-
ton Velvet Rugs ing room or den: large full
room size, 9x12; are un
matchable values at
Best 2-pIy All-Wool Ingrain Car
pets, 10,000 yds. In many different
patterns, to select Q
Self generators and In
dividual burner style.
The Quick Meal
successful. It is
Trfrt In in
struction : ihand-
some and ser
vlceable a stove
as can be mann-
atructed and built on lines accordlnr '
to safety requirements of the National
Board of Fire Underwriters, and are f
uiuviwi miu uu iuo iiDi vi yc re
mitted 'StOVeS allowed by the National
Board of Underwriters. We carry a
full and complete line of Quick Meal
Stoves from the little two burner at y
$2.19 and upwards to eult any price.
FLAMS OIL STOVB
ro; vac, u Bicvp incm; juiauei j
longer In the morning.. Nothing to
equal it made; a stove that's always
ready for business; a stove that .
makes no rtnoke or smell ; a safe
stove; an economical stove; a clean
stove; a stove that will do any and
ell work a gas or coal stove can, do.
Only it does it quicker, cheaper, and
In a more agreeable and reliable way. '
Perfection Btoves burn common coal
oil, and not much of it, either. With
a clean, blue, hot, smokeless flame.
Perfection Stoves mean all the name
Implies. Drive away worry and heat;
make happy homes. As for. camping
outfits, it's worth Its weight In gold.
Up from $1.95.
Best Body Brus- Large Room Size Body,
sels Rug Made Brussel .Kugs; handsome
patterns; all over medallion
and oriental designs; sizes
8-3x10-6; goes for
Brass and Enameled Iron Beds
Think of it, a very large roomy substantial
Iron Bed, well made, best white enamel
very handsome bed, full size SI. 89
Brass Bed, beautiful colonial
design. 2 Inch poets, five large
fillers, heavy top rail, best 5
ply English lacquer, very ex
traordinary value 814.69
Very handsome brass Beds,
elaborate design, massive.
They are beauties at the
price. Satin finish S24.75
Superior Pelt Mattress, made of high
grade cotton felt, full 45-lbs.. taped
edge, covered In fancy ticking, 7.39
Special Soft Top Cotton Mattresses
well made, any size, for only S2.67
BED DAYE5T0RT SPECIAL
Davenport, similar to cut, made of sol
id oak, adjustable to full size bed, up
bolstered in genuine Boston leather
over an abundance of heavy steel
springs, $25 val., spec, at 318.75
A WOXDEBFUL VALUE
Magnificent 6-fL Extension Table
is made throughout of selected solid
oak, finished in rich golden color,
highly polished, showing a beautiful
full rich flakeing, massive pedestal
base, like cut. goes for . .16.39
This massive Solid Oak Extension Ta
ble, highly polished top. made of se
lected oak. large massive legs, fitted
with best quality of castors, finished
in rich golden color. Just like cut. Coca
3You dare not miss this opportunity in our carpet dept. if you need the goods or value money
Gas Engine in Road Work
Sir. Burgess of -Piatt County Gives Detail of Large and Economic
Improvement With Engine, Grader, Leveler and Boiler.
Gets thZSS&l!?W: Zfr
Dirt and Spare. XjrQj3JtL
.; the Clothes Vr'AWWtV?
Let your clothes soak in
The dirt comes out without
G. L. Burgess of Bement township,
Piatt county, told at the Illinois Farm
ers' Institute In Edwardsville of his
very unusual and quite successful road
work the past three years, in part as
follows: I believed conditions could
be greatly improved without spending
more money. I reside on my farm
four miles In the country when the
road 8 are good and 20 when they are
bad. The township has four old grad
ers, a small leveler and $5,694. The
first year we hired steam engines, but
many a time they made no more track
than would be made by dragging an
old turkey by the tall.. Hiring engines
proved very unsatisfactory. The next
year we bought a combined gas engine
and roller guaranteed to operate our
machinery satisfactorily, but it failed
to do so.
Our next try was a gasoline and coal
oil engine built especially for gear
work with 22 horse power nominal
rating, costing $2,250 cash. This en
gine was satisfactory and had power
to operate both the grader and the
leveller at once, tho grader cutting the
gutter and the leveller drawing the
dirt to the center of the road. The
leveller was exchanged in half pay
ment for a $400 leveller.
This machine is heavy enough to
go down and cut its dirt loose, and
bring it in at the same time, and will
clean up a stretch of road as wide as
32 feet from gutter to gutter in one
With this outfit we got over fully
half of our 75 miles of road working
the (first season. We made the side
roads a uniform width of 20 feet from
gutter to gutter, with a nice rounding
grade that invites the water to leave
as soon as It alights. Our mainly
traveled roads we work 40 feet wide
with the same rounding grade and
In the.pring after, the soli dries
enough to work we first make one
round with the engine and grader.
cleaning and opening the gutters, then
one round with the leveller brings in
thi3 dirt, dropping it on the grade at
any point wished by the operator.
This is the best road outfit I know of.
We found we could move dirt faster
and be able to Work the road later by
having a roller to compact the new
grades, so we purchased a six ton
horse roller at $3&0. This is the best
tool possible to work the roada in the
spring when they are Just drying and
cut up with ruts. The roller puts them
down, filling the ruts full of hard dry
dirt, and packs it so heavy loads can
be hauled from four to six weeks
earlier than over roads not eo worked
The first year we paid our engineer
25 cents per hour for 124 days; $311 In
all. Our grader operator, drew 17U,
cents per hour and furnished a horse
and buggy, carrying the oil to the en
gine $214. Oil to operate engine,
cooling oil and lubricating oil, $468.
Total for operation, $993, or $8 per
day of 10 hours.
Last year we paid our engineer 30
cents per hour, and grader operator
with horse and huggy, 25 cents per
hour; the engineer drew $397.90; grad
er operator $304.25; oil for fuel, lubri
cating and cooling, $530.35; working
120 days or 10 hours at about $10.20
Contrasting- Gaa and Steam.
Road work is the hardest possible
test of an engine. With our gas en
gine we got away from all fire boxes,
flues, grates and bracket troubles. Be
sides our engine was buil especially
to pull on the gear) The main gear
had a 7-lnch face, while the steam en
gines are built to pull on only eufli
.cient gear to pull a threshing machine
and engine from one job to another,
their main gear having only about a
4-inch face. Our engine can be oper
ated at about one-half the expense of
steam, requiring but one man on the
engine to operate and saving the ex
pense of fireman, of coal and water
haulers, which would cost as much as
oil laid down at engine, and save at
least one hour per day for three men
required with steam rig, waiting to
get up ' steam. Then steam engines
deteriorate more when standing idle.
rusting out, etc., than while in use,
which is not the case with gas engines
In the past two years we have pur
chased and paid for $3,040 worth of
machinery and have moved more dirt
and done more of actual road work
than had been done for 20 years pre
Good Roads AVI1I Kep Farmer on Farm
We will have over $5,000 tax money
to work on this coming season. The
proper solution of the road question
will keep the boy on the farm; yes,
and his sister, father and mother. . In
our locality as soon as a farmer gets
his farm paid for and enough money
to build a modern home he moves to
town, and this is due to the one cause,
the condition of our roads, which have
been impassible during the winter sea
son, when the farmers have time for
recreation, such as church, lectures
and other entertainments, which, the
farmer enjoys fully as well as his city
cousin. Reported by Arthur J. Bill for
Illinois Farmers' institute.
A BYRON STATUE.
Made For Westminster A.bbey, but
Dean Lincoln Refused It.
Many years ago some admirers of
Lord Byron raised a subscription for a
monument to the poet to be placed in
Westminster abbey. Chantrey was re
quested to execute It, but. on account
of the smallness of the sum subscribed
he . declined .and Thorwaldsji wac
then applied to and cheerfully under
took the work.
In about 1S33 the finished statue ar
rived at the customs house In London,
but to the astonishment of the sub
scribers the dean of Westminster, Dr,
Ireland, declined to give permission to
have it set up in the abbey, and owing
to this difficulty, which proved insur
mountable, for Dr. Ireland's successor
was of the same opinion, it remained
for upward of twelve years in the cus
toms house, when (1S46) It was re
moved to, the library of Trinity col
The poet Is represented In the statue
of the size of life, seated on a ruin,
with his left foot resting on the frag
ment of a column. Inhis right hand
he holds a style up to his mouth, in his
left a book, Inscribed "Childe Harold."
He is dressed In a frock coat and
cloak. Beside him on the left is a
skull, above which Is the Athenian
owL The likeness Is, of course, post
humous. Thorwaldsen was born Nov.
19. 1770. and died on March 24, 1844.
Lion Fondles a Child.
In PittsDurg a savage lien fondled
the hand that a child thrust Into its
cage. Danger to a child Is sometimes
great when least regarded. Often it
comes through colds, croup and
whooping cough. They slay thous
ands that Dr. King's New Discovery
could have saved. "A few doses
cured our baby of a very bad case
of croup," writes Mrs. George B. Da
vis of Flat Rock, N. C. "We al
ways give it to him when he takes
cold. "It's a wonderful medicine for
babies." Best for coughs, colds,
grip, asthma, hemorrhages,, weak
lungs. 50 cents, $1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets will clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the breath and create a
healthy appetite. They promote the
flow of ga&tric juice, thereby inducing
good digestion. Sold by all dxuggista.
HOW TO PRUNE ROSES
The pruning of roses is a trouble
some matter to the amateur gardener.
Different varieties require different
treatment, but a few general rules
may be laid down. The pruning of the
dwarf growing hybrid perpetuals may
be commenced in early spring. If
large masses of flowers are wanted,
four, or five canes may b left two or
three feet In length. This will give a
large number of flowers not -of the
best quality. After blooming the
canes should be cut "back slightly so
they will harden for the next season's
A better method produces quality
rather than quantity. It consists In
cutting the canes to six or eight Inches
above the ground. The first year only
Sell Your Household
Until you have our bid. Just
call up the
Rock Island Second Hand
The store that will buy, sell or
Old Phone 1330 West.
X 11D lllHL AVtAUE.
three or four outside canes are allowed
to remain, a few being added as tn
plant grows stronger. Roses grown In
this manner require no stakes as they,
are usually very vigorous.
Cold winters often injure the tops
of the roses while the roots are not
hurt. The canes should be cut Juxt
below the point of freezing which in
often close to the ground. Trunlntr
early In the fall is not rPcommoDded.
BEVERATING ' '
ICE CREAM SODAS,
1710-1718 Second Avenue. Both
Order a quart brick of as- 5
sorted ice cream for your din-.o
' ether Drf Unf,