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THE ROCErrTLANX) ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1910.
IS ONLY SLAVE
HAMPTON COUPLE CELEBRATE
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Frank P. Maxwell, Orator, Says
Worker Is Looked Upon
en For Business
PEOPLE TRUST RIDDEN
Four Thousand People at Exposition
Park Listen to Stirring Speech.
Mayors Talk Also.
Four thousand people gathered at the
picnic Incident to the tri-city Labor
"day celebration at Rock Island Exposi
tion park yesterday afternoon heard
Frank T. Maxwell, an orator from Dan
ville. 111. In the course of hi3 remarks
Mr. Maxwill said:
"Without owning you today, the mas
ters are able to exploit you even more
mercilessly than they did the slaves
and serfs. You are In bondage, not
through the ownership of your bodies.
but through the ownership of the
means whereby you live. The owner
ship of the resources of nature and
the control of the agencies of produc
tion are so complete today that your
exploitation is more perfect than of
the slaves or serfs.
"The slave enjoyed his continuous
keep. The serf had granted him the
means by which he could produce his
own keep, but the workers today are
too cheap for such benevolence. You
eat when they need you and wear the
muzzle when they don't need you.
You are the cheapest working class on
whose backs' a master class ever rode.
You are so cheap they can afford to
starve you when they don't need you.
They can afford to murder you rather
than make safe the machinery with
which you work, and you view your
self so cheaply that the masters can
even afford to let you vote, and I want
to say that their confidence in the
stupidity of the workers has seldom
ever been misplaced.
Too Cheap to Be Owned.
"Is It any wonder the master class
holds you in contempt? The masters
know that the workers today are but
the industrial sons of serfs and the in
' dustrial grandsons of slaves, and the
only reason why they today are not
owned and held as slaves or serfs is
they are too cheap. The wage system
Is master class economy.
"And to preserve the cheapness of
labor with the least expense to them
selves they have employed a bunch of
intellectual prostitutes and put them in
schoolrooms, editorial chairs and pul
pits to teach the people master class
philosophy, master class ideas of busi
ness and master class religion. The
teachers have gone into the school
room and taught that every boy had
a chance to become president, and ev
ery "girl a chance to become a presi
dent's wife. In fact that they all had
a chance to become rich and great
Yes, they have taught to our defense
less children the 'great man theory of
history. And we find when analyzed
that the essence of that kind of great
ness Is the reaching of a place where
either, through the control of wealth
or power one could dominate over Kts
fellows. This is the brutal idea of
greatness the masters have taught us
But knowing that very few could ever
attain to it they taught it thatthe
workiiTg class might war among them
selves, rather than war against the
Bis Flab Eat Little Ones.
"The editors in their sanctums have
praised and extolled the glories of com
petition. When under competition the
weak become the victims of the strong.
The big fish will eat the little ones,
producing as. a logical result a trust
controlled people when applied to hu
"The preachers have stood in their
pulpits robed in sacred-vestments and
taught the workers when they looked
upon the wealth of their masters, mad3
rich by their labors 'Thou shalt not
covet. They have taught them the
great doctrines of contentment. They
have kept them gazing at the stars in
search of a heavenly home, while the
masters were filching them of S3 cents
of each dollar they produced. They
have taught them that poverty was
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hopkins of
Hampton celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug.
27, at their home, a large number of
friends being present. Their marriage
took place just a half century ago on
Prince Edward's island, Mr. Hopkins
being a sailor at the time. He was
employed in this capacity for 24 years
and for nine years as captain, sailing
between the West Indies and New
York. He then purchased a farm near
Canaan, Vt., and lived there for two
years, after which he came to Moline.
The couple lived here until April of the
present year when they moved to
Hampton. They have one son, W. A.'
Hopkins, living in St. Louis, and two
daughters, Mrs. Minnie Burns and Mrs.
Annie Abbott, both living in Rowlings,
Wyo. During the 25 years that Mr.
Hopkins lived in Moline he was em
ployed by ihe Moline Plow company.
Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins are members of
the Methodist church In Hampton.
There were present at the golden wed
ding celebration Mr. and Mrs. W. A
Hopkins of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Minnie
Burns of Rawlins, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs
M. E. Underwood, Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
McNabney and son, Milton, of Hamp
In Our Temporary Home,
1721 Second Avenue.
Accounts of Individuals, Business Firms
Four per cent interest paid on Savings Deposits.
Rock Island Savings Bank
H. S. Cable, Pres. H. P. Hull, V. Pres.
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
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almost a virtue, at least that it could
be made a means of grace. They have
told them the less they have here the
more they will have 'over there. That
they might be contented with little
here they have attempted to bribe
them with golden crowns and streets
paved with gold beyond the skies. And
the fools swallowed the dope. I have
no objection to your golden crown the
ory. If people get any comfort out of
it, but don't teach It as a compensation
for human misery and master class
Shaking; of Dry Bonea.
"Such has been the past history and
experience of labor. But, as we walk
through the valley of human struggle
today, like Ezekial of old, we behold
the shaking of the dry bones. Labor
has commenced to stir Itself. Flesh
and sinew to be used in its own de
fense has commenced to clothe the
emaciated forms of those who toil.
Strength has come to labor as it has
developed one after another its ele
ments of strength and power. First
its industrial arm, through organiza
tion upon the Industrial field, for hav-
j ing learned that they could treat with
their masters collectively better than
individually unions and labor organiza
tions were formed by the workers,
and to such organizations many bwe
improvement in their conditions.
'But labor has at last become con
scious of its possession of another arm.
And there has been a still greater
shaking of the dry bones, for labor is
slowly awakening to the consciousness
of political power and the necessity
for political action. But as a child
learning to walk it has many times
stumbled and fell in the making use
of this power. Men oftentimes select
their political parties with as little
discrimination as they select their
gods. Men will bow down before gods
of wood and stone and pay them their
Before Party Tin Gods.
"Why do they do so? Because ot
ignorance. Men today just as blindly
bow down before a little tin god of a
party and at the ballot box kindly
sacrifice themselves and all they hold
dear for the same reason that the
idolator worships his graven image, ig
norance. But with clearer vision and
riper experience they have commenc
ed to sense the true line of action.
They, the workers, are awakening to
a realization that the earth should be
a heritage for all. But such can never
be when the masters privately own
and control the . means whereby we
live. Therefore, there is dawning on
the vision of those who labor the ne
cessity for owning collectively the
means of life. And to secure this the
workers, of the world are uniting in
industrial freedom. And realizing the
one great world wide movement for
necessity for greater power with which
to accomplish their emancipation they
are reaching out with revolutionary
grasp to seize that which has always
been the crucial point in all the strug
gles of the past, viz. possession of
the powers of goernment.
"Therefore, with the development of
working class power on the Industrial
field and working class power in the
political arena it will not be long un
til the shaking that started ,with dry
bones will result In the filing of the
valleys with an army of determined
men and women, who will not be satis-
field with less than the full product
of their toil. .
"And then will come a shaking that
will not stop until the age long rule
of master and greed has. been brought
to an end., And a world dominated
by master control will give way to
the dawn of the glad day of human
Mayor Give Talks.
Addresses were made also by the
mayors of the tri-cities, G. W. Mc-
Caskrin of Rock Island, Andrew Ol
son of Moline and Alfred Mueller of
Davenport. Charles Block, president
of the local Industrial Home associa
tion, acted as chairman of the after
Besides the program of speeches,
there ' were other attractions for the
entertainment of those present. A
number of the concessions and shows
which will be at the Exposition next
week were already on the grounds. A
platform for dancing had been erect
ed and there was dancing throughout
ALBERS POLAR BEARS TO BE SEEN
AT THE ROCK ISLAND EXPOSITION
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Hagglund. pastor of the First Swedish
Lutheran church, Rock Island and
Rev. F. E. Shult, pastor of the Spen
cer Memorial church.
The occasion was enjoyed by all,
and Rev. and Mrs. Forsberg were
made to feel at home among the peo
ple of Rock Island. A handsome
purse was handed Rev. Forsberg.
Flostess at Kitchen Shower."
Miss Hattie Sosna entertained the
Merry Bachelor Girls' club yesterday
afternoon at her home, 906 Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, at a kitch
en shower, complimentary to Miss
Jeannette Smith of Davenport. The
dining room was decorated with Cu-
Kor Rev. and Mrs. Forsberg.
The congregation of Zlon Evangel
ical Lutheran church, Seventh avenue pid' neau the adding colors,
and Forty-fifth street, tendered a re
ception at the church last evening to
the new pastor. Rev. J. N. Forsberg
green and gold were carried out In
the flower decorations. A dainty
luncheon was served by the hostess.
parlors. All effort to locate friends or
relatives has been 0 no avail.
ALBERS BITTEN BY
ONE OF HIS BEARS
FamoufJ Trainer to Be at Exposition
Has Thrilling Experience in
The following appearing in the Her
ald-Republican, Salt Lake City, Utah,
concerns the famous trainer who Is to
give daily exhibitions at the Rock Is
land exposition during the coming
"Few If any of those who attended
the first performance at the Mission
theatre Saturday night realized they
witnessed a near tragedy, and that it
was only the rare presence of mind of
the performer that saved him from a
horrible death. As it was, it became
necessary to summon a surgeon to at
tend to the injured man.
"The incident happened near the
close of the first performance as Herr
Albers was finishing his act with the
10 big bears. When Albers was wrest
ling with one of them, the animal sud
denly gave a low growl and the next
second sank one of his long teeth at
least two inches into the right leg of
the trainer-in the fleshy part between
the thigh and the knee. Albers had
presence ' of mind enough to Are a
blank cartridge Into the face ot the
animal, who released his hold for a
second, and then attempted to renew
the attack, but without success, as a
second blank frightened him Into sub
mission. " 'Oh, no, I am not afraid of them,'
said the trainer. Why I do not believe
that my life would be worth a cent If
those animals' thought for a second
that I feared them. I hare been an
animal trainer for 14 years.'
"Albers stated that while giving a
performance In Spain he was com
pelled to shoot and kill a bear, and had.
a similar experience In Germany three
years ago. The Polar bears are im
ported from northern Siberia. At .ne
present time he has 14 bears with him.
10 of which be uses in the perform
ance and four . which he Is training.
Six more arrived in New York a few
- Licensed to Wed.
Charles W. Treadway Canton
Miss Arthie C. Burges ...... Canton
Harley c. Stickell Knoxville
Miss Daisy G. Lawrence Gllson
Dominic T. De Cock ... Long Grove
Miss Mary H. De Scherper .. Milan
Louis R. Kennedy Rock Island
Emma S. Benson Rock Island
Edmond De Wapenaere Moline
Miss Gabnelle Lecot Moline
at which time Miss Smith was pre-
""1 'Z a' " " sented with many useful articles
... """"IT. " w,u,,lur " Miss Estella.Horblit will next enter
following program was rendered:
The way to a
A good breakfast has a lot to do
with the day's pleasure and success.
The less cooking for the housewife,
the happier she can be in other ac
tivities and the better the breakfast
the happier the rest of the family.
These two big points are gained
are served right from the package
with cream or milk.
The charming flavor of this crisp,
sweet food puts everyone at table in
"The Memory Lingers'
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Postum Cereal Co., Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich. .
Organ prelude by Miss Lily Cervin.
Remarks and extending welcome to
visiting pastors, friends and the con
gregation, by O. P. Olson, chairman
Song by the congregation.
Reading of scripture and prayer.
Dr. L. G. Abrahamsson.
Song by the church choir, Elmer
T. Anderson leader.
Address-of welcome to Rev. and
Mrs. Forsberg, by Professor J. Maur-
Solo by Mrs. Edla Lund.
Address by Dr. N. Forsander.
Solo, A. E. Johanson.
Prayer by Rev. N. J. Forsberg
Song by the congregation.
Miss Lilly Cervin presided at the
The audience was then Invited to
come forward to be introduced to
Rev. and Mrs. Forsberg, by a commit
tee consisting of A. G. Anderson and
N. F. Boquist, after which all pres
ent were Invited to the chapel, where
the ladies of the church 6erved re
Visiting pastors present were Dr
tain for her Wednesday evening at
a plate shower.
liusy Bee Sewing Society.
The Busy Bee Sewing society will
be entertained Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. George Barker, 610
Some Young Lady In the Oonnty Has
Right to Attend Domestic Sci
ence School at Springfield.
A scholarship to the domestic sci
ence school of the Illinois state fair
awaits some young lady In Rock Island
county according to an announcement
made today by County Superintendent
S. J. Ferguson. The school will be in
session from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8 at the
woman's building at the state fair
grounds In Springfield and each county
is entitled to send one young lady to
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L. A. Johnston, pastor of Lutheran iaKe ine course iree oi miuon cnarges.
church. Moline; Rev. C. J. LJning- There Is a CQre of $8 to cover the
berg, pastor Lutheran church, South exPense of feeding the students and
Moline; Rev. O. W. Ferm, pastor Lu
theran church, Davenport; Rev. Ira
O. Nothstein, pastor of Grace Luther
an church. Rock Island; Rev. S. G.
each of the girls is required to bring
certain articles with her, such as bed
ding, but outside of this the course is
without cost to the students. The
state university "issues three scholar
ships to the university to the three
young ladies who make the best record
Reliable Remedy for EoileDsv
EnlleDsv or Fits has alwava hpn in the domestic science school
conceded to be one of the most fright- Ay 'ounS lady in this county who
ful afflictions. If you are fortunate des,res to go should at once make ap-
enoueh not to have an eDilentip mom. Plication to the superintendent and
ber in your family tell others about the ortuate one will be selected la
this discovery Kosine. ter.
The first bottle is sold with the nn.
derstanding that your money will be TO BE BURIED BY COUNTY
refunded If you are not enMreiv' oot
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laucu. x uw is giveu ai our ex-1 1 uiiure to ixcate.tne iiciauves oi
Pense. Jerry Hickson.
Kosine is a home treatment and The' remains of Jerry Hickson, the
relieves all fear of dreadful attacks wanderer, who died at St. Anthony's
so frequent to sufferers of Epilepsy, hospital last Friday morning, will be
Price $1.50. Mail orders filled Ko- buried tomorrow afternoon at countv
sine Company. Washington, D. C, expense. Since his death the remains
or Harper House Pharmacy., I have been at the Knox undirU-
Doesn't worry about the quality
of fabric, character of workman
ship, correctness of fit or style;
He's Proved the Fact
that we deliver absolute satisfac
tion, and that, too, at prices rea
Why Not Prove It Yourself
It's time to get your fall togs
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Rock Island, III.