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Honored by Coal
Goal Valley Citizens Do Them
selves Proiid V7ith Wclcorae
to liative Sea.
POKER USED TO
better the conditions of tie miner. I
hare held every post In the union that
they nave had to offer, and so it is,
at my friend Mr. Murphy just said,
that the sun shines brighter on some
men than on others. When I was
singled out from among men "who
MEW HEAD CF THE MiiMERS
In Addres at ('pert Ifouie He Tells ,
of His !!ariy Ktrugi'
What was i:io'jt douM one of ta
frcatftst cekrbr-ti'iTis ever hc-d ia
C02.I Vr.Uey. wa.: luat of Jest night,
v.hJch wts r,'?" ...y lb,' citizens of the
villas- in ror.:.r of John P. White.
rT5ident--'lcf of the T'r.iud .M:n
Vv'orkers of Arj, iea. Hundreds of tb
villagers gatherer! at tlie op ri C'Uiee
last night to gr;et Mr. Whit 2nd to
listen to the l-r'ram which had u.--u
arranged by ; fal Valley u-iior,
20. ZC,2, of tbo Unite! Mins Worker-:
cf America. Tbe opt-ra house was
filled, and the cn' basin em for t'.ie na
tive son "bo ha. riztn n the highest
oce in the gift of tbe miners, v.as
Mr. White arrived in Coal Valley j
yesterday afternoon and was greeted
fcpon his arrival by a large number I
cf friends of bis boyhood days. In
tho evening at the opf-ra house, the
'oal Valley brass band played a num
ber of selections, and the assembled
l eople sang a number of the good old
IS GREETED AT THE DOOR
Herman CWIders of Davenport Gives
Officer a Healthy Welcome
When He Calls.
j 1 were more deserving of the place, pos-
Sidney LaGrange Beaten Wnen'&ibiy 1 was contracting a debt, wmch
Amtr, e.raa o 1 1 would never be able to re-pay. I
Attempting to Serve a LTe a worker, and I have
warrant. tried to brine all th comforts that
would come vrith easy life, to the min
ers. That is how I came to receive
the highest position in the mine work
ers of this country.
"Coal Valley always appeals to me
very strongly. I said a while ago,
that I had better times when in this
small village with classmates Broth
ers Krapp and Brother Wilson, than
I ever had, and I have best wishes
When he attempted to place under . for coal Valley people. I know that
i arrest Herman Childers for disturb-: in the undertaking of establishing a
''intr the peace. Sidney LaGrange, a great organization like ours, that we
! Davenport detective, was struck over i mu6t .tea,out Tery Cme fof ,lhe
' . nuner s life. Manr people get the
(the head with a peker. and as a re-, lflea that w? tfce Jn our
' suit he is today carrying a badly j organization to do almost anything.
!brul6ed head. A warrant was placed Remember, that we are not a Gibral
'in Lagrange's bands last night for i tar. We are like a chain, and we are
. the arrest of Childers, who resides 1 no stronger than the weakest link."
GIVES WATCH FOB.
YPKtfrnT iraa ih ntiiwrsarr of
! th? home and refused to allow her i Mr. White's birthday and the Coal
valley union presented him with, a
at 321 Gaines street." Childers had,!
John r. Wliite. President-elect of the
latol Mine Workers.
I iu reitru.
j GRELTED WITH POKES.
When Lagrange demanded admit
beautiful gold watch fob and locket
beariug an - appropriate inscription.
Mr. White was Introduced to th? au-
was not a; v. ays a willing scholar.
like some boys.
"A vr-ry lender chap I was when 1
: orgar.li'-d the first rebellion that I ever
! participated in. I was ordered to school
, and preartd in the usual way, an
:oppio iu one pocket and a piece of
' K'nperbread in the other, but these
t.iiiue oy 1. j. "' : springtime davs overcame my desire
dress, told of Lid work and ms con-;for schoo!( aild 1 weDt around behind
rectlons with the miners' union since 1 a bay rack near Davi;1 Edwaxd's
l e left Coal Valley. He told of hU , barn aE(j by the Ume he firstrDeU
wv . uvj v w. 00 .rani? I had trie apple devoured, ana
ixe BLrusiea 01 lamii iu emu When ih Krnnf1 hIl run?. I hurt eat
en my gingerbread. After a while I
! tance to the domicile, the door wa3 ' The gift was presented by Professor
' opened part way by Childers and as G. E. Piatt in a neat little talk. It
soon as the detective started to en- was a complete surprise to Mr. White,
ter the place he was struck over the; but after a minutes' hesitation, he ex
head v.-ith said poker. The force of 'pressed his thanks for the remem
the blow was lessened by Lagrange's fbrance. The latter part of the eve-
hat, but at that it was forceful j ning was spent in. dancing.
! enough to 6top his progress into the This morning Mr. White went to the
;home. '.village school, which occupies the site
j A policeman was summoned to his j cf tne 0jd school the mine leader at
i assistance and after a hard struggle, j tended, and gave a short address be
i Childers was placed under arrest. Itlfore the pupiis. This morning he left
i was only after he had been Bhoved j Coal valley for his home at Oska-
uiioueu a wiuuuw, iu.ni io i loosa, Iowa. He visited for a snort
M.Y OLD FRIKXUS COXE.
Mr. White said iu part:
"Forty-one years ago, today, in
reported to my mother that I was not
going to school that day, for that was
the way I did it. Mother said nothing,
humble home, in this little village, I j but walked toward the old tree, which
first saw the light of day. Many of has often sheltered me from the sun,
the old friends that gathered around 'and brought down an armful of
our home are gone. The old land- i switches. The real test came when
marks have changed. Great changes 1 1 was marched to school to the tune
Lave come over this once thriving! Qf these switches. I succeeded In
mining town. But as I met the few, potting away from her, and mother
eld neighbors, it was indeed, a great
pleasure to me. to hear them relate
to me some of the earlier happenings
of this part of the country. It was In
Coal Valley that I received the rudi
luents of what little education I have.
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""v-'iej & J- :f-f .?vv' r 'ft:,
MUTUAL LOAN COMPANY
Peoples National Bank Building.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Evenings. Phone West 122.
and I had a battle.
"This whipping did no good, but
at last she tried diplomacy, which
won. She said that I was doing wrong,
and she was doing all in her power to
get me to go to scho.. 1 toid motner
If she would let me out of confine
ment I would never again do this,
and I have the sweet satisfaction of
knowing that I have not done so.
"With that beginning, and with the
circumstances that surrounded me, 1
j lived in Coal Valley until I was about
! 1 voq ra r f o tm VriAn Inft onH
went to the mining camps of Iowa,
and of course into the mines I went
j to support my widowed mother, and
from the first day that I entered the
mine, I have been . more discontent
with tbe life of the miner, and always
wanting to improve the mines.
"Fourteen years of age, and toiling
in a mine, iu very much danger and
bad atmosphere at 60 cents per day.
Was this going to make any success
for me in life? Kept in mines all my
life, but whenever there was discon
tent to rebel against each condition
of employment, I was always engaged.
was accomplished though. He was
taken to the police station and this
morning was given a prelimlnary
hearing. The charge against him
was for assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to do great bodily In
Jury. He was bound over to the
grand jury and is being held under
HAD AN EXPERIENCE BEFORE.
About a year ago Detective La
grange attempted to arrest a crazy
man who was running about one of
the residence districts in scanty at
tire. The lunatic proved too much
for his strength and weapons, and
upon that occasion he received a
blow which all but fractured his
skull. He was confined to a hospi
tal for some time after that occurrence.
I could not understand why 6uch a
great army of men that are Important
to public welfare, could be imprison
ed In such a place. Some fathers sim
ply made their children go into the
mine, because they might be of some
commercial value, and closed the door
time In Rock Island this afternoon.
OPEN VERDICT IN
The Coroner's Jury in the Muen
ter Case Evidence Is
At the Inquest conducted by Cor
oner Rudolphs of Scott county, over
the remains of Claus Muenter, 422
Dittmer street, Davenport, an open
verdict was returned after several
had testified in the case. Mrs. Muen
ter and her step-son, Rudolph Bran
denburg, who killed Muenter, were
the principal witnesses. Others were
policemen and neighbors who had
visited the bouse immediately after
the killing took place.
Brandenburg is still being held at
the Davenport police station and as
yet no charge , basV . been lodged
against him by the' state's attorney.
01 nope. 1 couia not iuuv Hi. hearing will probably be held
in my mina, way 11 wa iut mu
child of the miner, who goes down in
the earth could not enjoy more ad
vantages. SEVER WASTED TO LEAVE.
"The marvelous change that has
taken place in the life of the miner,
no tongue can tell, so that is why I
have clung to this movement. "jl might
have been like other men, and leave
the channels of this organization, but
It never appealed to me. And I
thought it my duty to be of service
to the men that have so generously
honored me. I have done my best to
Our entire store, stock, fixtures. Good chance
to start in business with small capital. Every
thing at cut prices. Everything must go.
tomorrow morning, according to a
statement issued today by his at
torney, George W. Scott.
According to testimony received
last night, the revolver which was
UBed by Brandenburg, was given to
him almost three years ago by the
man for whom he was working at
that time. He had carried the gun
since that time for his protection,
and it so happened that he was car
rying it when attacked by his step
father Monday night.
Pillsbury Hour, per sack $1.49
Cream flour, per sack $1.39
Sundance flur, per sack . . . ." $1.35
Fresh dairy butter, per pound 24c
Santa Claus soap or Swift's Pride,
30 bars for
Argo starch seven packages
Rumford baking- powder, per pound. . 21 C
Pancake flonr, three packages 25c
Thread, all numbers, per spool 4c
Large Gold Dust, regular 25c package 19c
Jap tea, 70c grade, per pound 50c
60c grade per pound 40c
Celluloid starch, per package 6c
20 Mule Team borax, per package. 12V2C
Corn, peas, tomatoes, three cans for. . 25c
Star syrup, lCc cans, three for 25C
Palm Olive soap, three cakes for .... 25c
These prices good until goods are sold.
Ail kinds of bulk garden seeds at half price.
Remember everything must be sold.
OLD FHONE WEST 163. . .
930 THIRD AVENUE
WILL NOT BUILD SOUTH
Macomb Lofies Hope- for R. I. S. Ex
tension This Season.
The Macomb Journal has learned
that the Rock Island Southern will
not be projected south from Mon
mouth this year and announces this
discovery in the following:
"The Journal is forced to chronicle
the news thajt the extension of ' the
Rock Island Southern from Mon
mouth to Macomb will not be taken
up this year. It was hoped and gen
erally expected that this would be
done .during the year of 1911, but it
seems now that w are to be disap
pointed. That the road will extend
to this or some other city shortly
there is no reason at all to doubt, an!
it is as certain as the extension of
any railroad could well be, but action
will be delayed for the present."
Licensed to Wed.
Henry Schroenneker Joslin
Miss Edna Pennell Joslin
Lester C. Munn Rock Island
Miss Leona Allen Mollne
Axel ToIIberg t Moline
Miss Anna Lindbloom Moline
Harold R. Bowton Abingdon
Miss Mary Jameson Abingdon
James .Sloane East Moline
Miss Margaret Armstrong. Watertown
Attacks School Principal.
A severe attack on school princi
pal. Charles B. Allen, of Sylvania,
Ga., is thus told by him. "For more
than three years," he writes, "I suf
fered Indescribable torture from
rheumatism, liver and stomach trou
ble and diseased kidneys. All rem
edies failed till I used Electric Bit
ters, but four bottles of tbls wonder
ful remedy cured me completely.
Such results are common. Thous
ands bless them for curing stomach
trouble, female complaints, kidney
disorders, biliousness and for new
health and vigor. Try them. Only
50 cents at all druggists.
Fully nine out of every ten cases
jof rheumatism is simply rheumatism
of the muscles due to cold or damp,
or chronic rheumatism, neither of
which requires any internal treat
ment. All that Is needed to afford
relief is the free application of Cham
berlain's liniment. Give It a trial.
Yon are certain to be pleased with
the quick relief which it affords. Sold
Mil '.tsW i
f Vffc3" .' A
summer siiucs iui
We have assembled styles to gratify
dependable leathers and at prices you'll j
noiir trloc in ivnmen'c numns with arifi Wll
i I V , 111 -r.l.w.. J " - , '
in suede, velvet, satin, patent colt, gun met
canvas pumps; models made over special I
not slip at the heel. Prices range trom 30
For men. we show forty-three new
best makers in this broad land, and all sq
will vou find the celebrated Edwin Clap
the man who cares; Liostonian ana tne
ties; prices from $3 to $6. Other styles $2
We give every attention to our Juverj
to please both parents and children, vox
leathers and lasts at $1.50 to $3; and for g
pumps in all leathers; also Roman sandals;
Roman sandals and ankle-straps in root-ior
NOTE: 'Tis a feat to fit the feet; our
jby all druggists.