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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1911.
SEE LONG FIGHT
Locked Out Men at Muscatine
Receiving Financial Aid
From Over Country.
HAVE CITIZENS' SYMPATHY
Theatre Gives Tut Iroceeds for Week
Are 1,400 Out A Em
ployment. H. E. Behrena. secretary of. tbe
Tri-City Federation cf Labor, and
who aided in tbe organization of tbe
Button Workers' union at Muscatine,
visited In the Pear city Saturday
and Sunday, and-at a mass meeting
of the button workers held in tbe
theatre there delivered an address.
For some time tbe button workers
hare not been at work In Muscatine,
due In the first place to a lockout
by the big employers. At the time
that the plants were shut down the
employers gave as a reason, that
there was an overproduction. Hut
later admitted that the lockout was
because tbe workers had organized.
They have refused to take back to
work any person who holds a union
In speaking of tbe situation this
morning, Mr. Behrena said: "I ad
dressed at least 1,400 of the work
ers Sunday forenoon, and told them
all I could to aid them in their strug
gle. I delivered the address at the
request of the executive board, which
asked me to aid in straightening out
tbe tangle. The locked out button
workers now have the situation well
in hand and are handling themselves
admirably for so young an organiza
tion. OPERATE OWW P-KSTAl'RAST.
"They have their own commissary
and are handing out necessary sup
pile! to those who need them. They
-conduct their own restaurant, which
the men who have no homes of their
own use for an eat' eg place. The
business men also patronize this res
taurant. The supply or money
which the organization is receiving
will furnish sufficient income for an j superfluous names, tne jucges saw batchelor fitwerai
Indefinite period. The sentiment of , to it yesterday that over 250 names; The funeral of Mrs. William Batch
labor organizations throughout the j were ct 0f the books and in case 1 elor was held this afternoon at 2
country to with them and money is, . . i t-. t-fl. -rtt i o'clock ln the family home. 2S36 Eighth
pouring in day by day. Then. too.
the manager of the Family theatre
has given them the use of his the
atre for this week and has furnished
moving picture filme and they re
ceive the proceeds. Taking all
F. R. Kuschmanns
Highest Quality Low
Always at This Store.
Potatoes fancy northern grown
fine cookers, bcsel ... 80c
Rolled oats, clean, white oats,
free of hulls,
seven pounds 25c
Lamp starch, best large lump
starch, seven pounds ... 25c
Sweet potatoes, fancy Jersey
stock, boiled, pecied, ready to
serve, simply heat through.
two cans 25c
Spinach, whole leaf free from
grit a can 15c
Vegetables. 12 kinds in a can.
fine for use In soup,
Karo syrup, for table use or
for making candy,
two cana 15C
Raisin. Thomson's seedless
ra!slns, nice for use in pie
filling, pound 10c
Dill pickles, sliced, real dill
flavor, ln Quart Jars ... 15c
Sweet pickles, small crisp,
fine flavor. Jar 25c
Corn, hominy, peas, pumpkin
and kidney beans, standard
brands, three cans 2Bc
Are yon a Judge of coffee.
We agree you are. Folger's
famous coffees for which we
have the sale ln Rock Island,
are known the world over for
their excellent drinking qual
ities. Try a pound. You will
be pleased with it.
Latonio. one pound package,
a pound 28c
Amber ln one pound packages
a pound 30o
A Ih am bra. in one pound cans.
a pound 38c
Golden Gate, in one pound
cans, a pound 40o
Connect your phone with
ours. We will be pleased to
talk with you.
2207 Fourth Avenue.
The Old Reliable
J. P. Williamson's new and Id '
hand store has returned to Rock Is-!
land and will be conducted under !
tie fcrm name cf Carney & Thomp-
eon. It runs lu;V the same a "J. !
F.- ustd to run it- We will pay
more for your poods aad sell cheaper
than anyone eLe.
CARNEY & THOMPSON
Old Phone 1GSS 1523 Second Ave.
Rork Inland. III.
First Candidates Under
Here are the first candidates for
office in Rock Island under the com
mission form of municipal govern
ment in the Alphabetical order in
which their names will appear on the
official ballot, and the avocation of
George Washington McCa&krin,
attorney, present mayor.
Harry M. Sch river, attorney.
Jonas Bear, retired merchant.
P. J. Carlson, carpenter.
Archie Hart, conductor Tri-City
Orrin Holt, mechanical engineer.
V. Johl. retired contractor.
Martin Rndgren. city clerk.
K. R. Reynold, attorney.
C. J. Smith, police magistrate.
things into consideration, the strug
gle is being conducted peacefully
and quietly. The employes are go- j
ing to "stick" to the finish.
TERMS ARE RESPECTED.
"Some of the smaller employers
have expressed a willingness to re
sume operations and employe the
union workers, but as it seems to be
their intention to turn out work for
the big plants, the workers will not
accept their terms. And others of
the firms which have been with the
union in the fight have not been In
vited to any of tbe big conferences
of employers, because they contend
ed that the employes had a right to
"Emmet Flood of Chicago, organ
izer for the American Federation of
Labor, is in Muscatine now, and is
engineering affairs for the locked
STRIKE 250 NAMES
OF REGISTER BOOKS
Precinct Judges Find Many Not En
titled to Vote Have Been Enter- j
ed for Coming Election.
As a result of a general desire to
rid the register books in the differ-
mt Pclnet throughout the city of
. ... - A 4 4- ;
er. they will have to be .worn in j
next Tuesday before they can cast j
their ballot. That fraud ha been !
practiced in the past was evident I
from a canvass made ln the first pre-;
cinct oi me inn warn. uu ui mo
Judges there made it his business to
go over the ward and find out if each
rt Yik r1itir vntnrn was a bona-
fide one. In one case he found out j
.- k. vnnr fnr 111
years from a house in which an
other man lives, and In another In
stance it was learned that a voter
was registered from a certain num
ber where no house was ever built.
In this precinct alone 74 names were
ct off the list. In the first pre
dict of the Third ward it was found
that a certain voter had given as his
place of residence the number of the
Local Carpenters Union 23 Tear
Carpenter's union, local No. 166,
observed its 25th anniversary with
a fitting celebration at the Industrial
hall last evening. There was a large
number of the members present. A
banquet was served ln the Tri-City
Federation hall, after which there
was a program in the assembly hall
on the third floor of the building.
G. O. Biggs acted as chairman of the
meeting, addresses were given and
there were musical selections.
George P. AtweU, Davenport Solic
itor, Arrested Here
George P. At well was arrested last
night by Officer Charles Bleuer upon
a warrant sworn out in Davenport
charging him with embezzlement. This j
afternoon he was taken back to Dav-
enport by an officer from that city. It
seems Atwell had been employed as a
solicitor by a Davenport newspaper,
and it is charged he decamped with
money in his possession that belonged
to his employers.
GYM BANQUET APRIL 7
Emil Has, Davenport, U Be Y. M.
C. A. 8pemker.
Invitations are to be issued this
week for the second annual banquet
of the Y. M. C A. gymnasium classes.
The banquet is to be held at the as
sociation auditorium the evening ot :
April 7. It will be served at 6:30. j
; Emil Hass of Davenport is to be i
speaker of the evening. There will bej
a muFicai program aiso.
I Appoint Deputies !
I At th meeting of the town board !
(yesterday afternoon. Assessor j. ' K. I
Moel'.er announced the names of his
I appointees as deputies and they were I
confirmed by the board. The deputies
are a follows:
Miss Emily Moeller,
in. H. C Harris, il-
aud A. E. Nelson.
Jq Boiline the ClotheS
if you use
W. W. WEBSTER
IS DEAD MINE
Had Served as Deputy Under
County Clerks Beardsley
SETTLES HERE IN 1852
Also Bees Employed in Office
at the Rock Island
W. W. Webster, who served as dep
uty in the Rock Island county clerk's
office during the administrations of
James A. Beardsley and John B.
Cooke, died yesterday afternoon at the
home of his sister, Mrs. D. O. Reid,
835 Nineteenth street, Moline, where
he had resided several years.
Mr. Webster was born in New
Brighton, Pa., Dec. 13. 1S44. His
family settled in Rock Island in 1S52.
The son was educated in the public
schools here. Following his service
In the county clerk's offce, he was em
ployed for a number of years as rec
ord clerV at Rock Island arsenal.
The survivors are a son and daugh
ter, both residents of Los Angeles,
Cal., and his sister in Moline. Funer
al services wiil be conducted in the
Reid home tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Burial will be in Riverside
Glen LeRoy Newton, little son of Mr.
' and Mrs. B. W. Newton, 1022 Sixteenth
j street, died at 9 o'clock last night after
an illness of four weeks of typhoid
fever. He was born in Rock Island
i Oct. 22, 1901, and wae a fifth grade
' minn tar Ttt Tt tr crh rrv1 whan at vMlrcn
j The boy was bright beyond his years!
I and had an unusual record for school
attendance, never having been absent
nor tardy since he became a pupil at tbe
Irving building. Glen is survived by
his parents and three brothers. Funeral
services, to be conducted by Rev. E. T.
McFarland. pastor of Memorial Chris
tian rhnrrh will hn held In tha
j . tomnrrnxr ftmrn at 2 oVlrvk
; Burlal wI11 be ln chlppiannock.
avenue. Services were conducted by
Rgv 8 H w r
Methodtet chnrCQ M8lgted by ReT. Mr.
Tnrall. The bearers were Miases Alma
RamBdailt Anna oison, Maude Ander-1
Eya FreeDurg and jna Staiker !
j and Mrs. Better Olmqulst.
ln Chlppiannock cemetery.
TT20Tlfll Trifl t"C
E. T. Dolly left this afternoon for a
brief business visit in Dubuque.
Earl Bowl by is home from Chicago
university to spend the spring vaca
tion with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Leo Carroll of Hillsdale, arrived in
this city yesterday to spend several
days at the home of J. H. Meehan,
929 Second avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. EM win O. Baumann
and children. Marie and Francis. left
today for Philadelphia. They will sail
from there Saturday for Liverpool, on
the American line steamer, Haverford
for a three-months' visit in Europe.
NO BUSINESS WITH BALLOT
(Continue from Pave Onu
vote of the people, was . Introduced
in the bouse yesterday, the Initiative
and referendum became an issue, i
The bill would make bond issues
subject to a vote of the people only
where they exceed two-third the !
debt limit, but the bill caused a de- i
bate that gave a hint of the initiative
and referendum lineup. i
Representative Carter opposed the ;
measure, saying that no city had the
right to bond its citizens unless such
action was Indorsed by a popular
vote. In his speech he practically i
made the bill a referendum Issue.
j browse JI Hpriskd hoi se.
j Representative Rice, democrat, op- 1
posed the bill on practically the same i
j grounds. Lee O'Nell Browne sur-i
prised the house in a strong oppo- j
: 6ition to the measure because he was !
I opposed to increasing the bonding I
' power of city councils. Former !
,1,1 wsh"?'! JD"sen'aUv !
iva irigu laiureu luc Dill, sauri-
vef intimated that his opposition was j
uast-u uu a general uisuae ior tue j
Before roll call on the bill was
completed. Representative Scan Ian, ,
seeing that it would be defeated,;
moved to postpone further consider- :
ation at this time and his motion was :
! B RODERICK RESUME 9 EAT.
( Senator John Broderick of Chi-'
cago returned to his desk yesterday.
Bv resolution he was p'.aced on the j
""wing committees: Charitable j
Institutions. Cook county affairs'
corporations, public utilities, educa-:
"on- llve tock and dairying manu-i
furl unn r mun!-1riliMp nnrki inH
, , ; ' . " i
houses and waterways.
rUX MEW BEFEREM Dl'M FIIIT. j
Springfield. I1L, March 29. The Inlti- j
I alive and referendum forces are plan-
cicg a new movement In support of ;
I their proposed amendment to the con-
Senator Maglll has started an inquiry -as
to whether the revenue reform and
the initiative amendments could not be
combined in the form of an amendmt
to article 4. making the proposed
change in the revenue eystsm an
amendment of the legislative powers
article instead of the revenue article.
House leaders maintain such an hi-,
teration might mean defeat for both
amendments, as the bouse is apparent
ly agate st Initiative and referendum at
this stage of the proceedings without
first making a legislative Inquiry of Its
operation in other states.
BOOST STARTED ROCK PARK.
Springfield, I1L. March 29. The bill
for the proposed state park at Starved
Rock between Ottawa and La Salle,
finds strong backing before the house
Delegations representing diversified
interests from all over the state, in ad
dition to a representation of La Salle
county residents, are boosting the
No vote was taken on the bill,
which carries appropriations aggregat
ing $250,000, but its backers appeared
satisfied that It would go out to the
house with a favorable recommendation.
BODY OF STRANGER
BURIED BY COUNTY
Authorities Fall in Effort to Locate
the Relatives of John Pet
erson. The body of John Peterson, who died
at St. Anthony's hospital 10 days ago
after an illness of typhoid fever, was
buried yesterday afternoon In the coun
ty burying ground in Chlppiannock
cemetery. Peterson applied at the hos
pital for relief while suffering from a
serious attack of typhoid. When he
arrived" there he was barely able to
walk. He died two days later without
giving to the hospital authorities any
information which would lead to estab
lishing his Identity.
Whether Peterson is his right name
or a fictitious one is not known. The
supposition is that it was not his name.
Every possible clew which was left was
followed to the end by the authorities
and Undertaker B. F. Knox, who had
charge cf the body. Peterson was a
stranger here, and those who saw the
body were unable to furnish any light
on the mystery, which probably will
never be solved. The young man wae
about 23 years old.
The body of the infant child which
was found last week in the slough near
the Rock Island arsenal was buried yes
terday afternoon in the public burying
ground in Chlppiannock cemetery. The
case is one of mystery, and will proba
bly go down in the records as unsolved.
The bodies of the child and Peterson
were the first to be interred in the
new burying ground of the county.
TO DECIDE AS TO EX-
Important Meeting of the Stockhold
ers of Rork Island Enterprise
to Re Held Friday.
Whether or not the Rock Island Ex
position will continue, or at least wheth
er or not ther annual event will occur
this year, will be determined at a spe
cial meeting the stockholders called by
President T. J. Medill at the New Har
per next Friday evening.
The report of the special committee
named at the- annual meeting to inves
tigate as to the feasibility of continu
ing the amusement will be received
at that time and upon the strength of
it the stockholders are likely to deter
mine whether they will undertake an
Licensed to Wed.
George M. Brown Letts, Iowa
Miss Sylvia O. Gago Lett, Iowa.
Owen F. Toland Letts, Iowa
Miss Armethia L. Schumaker
Rack Island. Il.lnola. I
New Models in
This line of footwear which
we call tbe McCabe special and
which we control for the tri
cities is without doubt the best
wearing, the best fitting and
the most up-to-date line ln last
and patterns being generally
sold for $3 50 a pair-
We now offer the many new
styles in these perfect fitting
Satins, Velvets, Suedes,
-Patents, Tan Calf and
Exactly as pictured in all sizes
and widths at
CHICAGO!.! AY GET
OLD FOLKS' HOME
Site and Bonus Offered Illinois
Conference of Augustana
QUARTERS TO BE ENLARGED
Question of Building Addition or Re
moval to Another City to Be
Decided This Week.
Galesburg, 111., March 29. The
59th annual meeting of the Illinois
conference of the Swedish Lutheran
Augustana synod opened here last
night with delegate present from
Illinois. Indiana southern Michigan
and Wisconsin. Two hundred
churches are represented. The, most
important question to come before
the conference relates to the use of
$16,000 for an old folk bom.
Joliet "wants an' addition to the home
there. The Chicago delegation want
a home In Chicago and offers a site
and several thousand dollars. It is
understood the executive committee
will recommend the home be built
The Illinois conference of the
Augustana synod was founded in the
Bethany church of Chicago in the
year 1852, and this Is tbe 59th an
nual convention. This conference
includes tbe Swedish, Danish, Norse
and American Lutheran churches
and there were 12 churches in the
conference at first. Among them
were Rock Island, several of the Chi
cago churches and the GalesburgJ
Two years ago there were 220
churches ln the conference, but as
this became too largs to be bandied
properly 86 of these churches were
taken into another conference. At
the present time about 180 churches
are Included ln the Illinois confer
ence. The conference is rapidly,
growing and a number of mission
churches have been started in con
nection with the regular churches of
During the half century and more
the conference has acquired a great
deal of property, the most valuable
being the Augustana hospital at Chi
cago, which Is one of the largest and
best equipped hospitals ln the state
of Illinois. This hospital alone is
worth $220,000. There are 220 pa
tients In the hospital at the present
time and over 80 nurses are em
ployed the year around. The Or
phans borne at Andover, also owned
by the conference, Is valued at $82,
000, the Orphans home at Joliet at
$20,000 and the Old People's home
at Joliet at $26,000.
foih states noLonm
The Mission church ln Chicago,
on LaSalle street, was erected at a
cost of 112,000, and It is expected
that a home will be built ln the same
city at a cost of about $25,000. This
gives the conference assets of about
$425,000. Every year some new
possession is added to the confer
ence and it is among the strongest
church organizations ln tbe nation.
Besides this great sum, the places
of worship of the separate churches
should be taken into consideration.
All of the churches ln this confer
ence are as one unit and they all
work for the betterment of each
other. They are all organized and
In this way ran accomplish a great
deal for the territory In which they
are located. The conference includes
all of Illinois, all of Indiana, lower
Michigan and southern Wisconsin,
together with two churches in Iowa.
With the exception of the 16
flights from Rock Island to Port By-
i ron the beacons on the Mississippi j
river from Burlington to
will all be lighted April 1.
CHANLER STUDIES ANGEL FISH
Not Infatuatad This Tim., but Nssds
Robert W. Cbanler. ex-sheriff, hus
band of Llna Cavallerl and extraordi
nary artist. Is studying angel fish in
Bermuda for purposes ef art, accord
ing to A. L. Newman, purser of the
Royal Mail steamship Trent.
Newman said be had met Mr. Cban
ler in tbe famous aquarium on the is
land, giving admiring attention to tbe
beautiful, bright colored denizens of
the deep. Newman was surprised, he
said, because Cbanler had left Bermu
da for New York and his return bad
not been chronicled.
When asked why be was devoting
to much time to angel fish Mr. Cban
ler said, according to Newman:
"Why, the Metropolitan museum ln
New York has offered prises for the
best pictures of bright colored fish,
and I don't see why I shouldn't get
some of that money."
Several reliable, sober collectors,
married men preferred, may secure
positions by calling at Gatelys, 307
309 Twentieth street.
Attacks School Principal.
A severe attack on school princi
pal, Charles B. Allen, of Srlvanla.
Ga., is thus told by him. "For more
than three years." he writes. "I suf-
t 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 this 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
SO cents at all druggists.
We take great pleasure in an
nouncing to the people of Dav
enport, Rock Island, Moline
and surrounding territory, that
our store is now in readiness for
which will take place
at 9 o'clock and continue Saturday.
Every one is cordially invited to come and study the
fashion exhibit and remember you are welcome here at
all times, whether you wish to purchase or just to see
all that is new and stylish in
Suits. Dresses, Coats, Skirts.
Waists. Petticoats, Millinery
AN EXPRESSION OF OUR POLICY
As to Merchandise
That all merchandise shall be of the dependable sort
and sold as such without exaggeration.
As to Service
That each transaction shall be made satisfactory from
beginning to end; one and all beinc: trer-ted alike, with
As to Equipment
That there shall.be every convenience for our em
ployes as well as comfort for our customers to make
shopping a pleasure.
jf Jr - T, . . v .. L V
See Tomorrow's Papers
207-209 West Second Street, Davenport.
DEATH TAKES TWO
Rnssell W. Cool, the Veteran Auc
tloneer, and Mrs. W. J. Orm.
Aledo. 111., March. (Special). Two
well known citizens of Aledo have
passed away within the last 24 hours.
Russell W. Cool, the veteran auction
eer, died at 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon, and Mrs. William J. Graham,
wife of the former state's attorney,
died at 2 o'clock this morning. Mr.
Cool was about seventy years of age
and had been a resident of this city
for many years. He was a veteran of
the civil war. Two sons and two
daughters, all living In the west, are
Mrs. Qrabam passed away at her
home of pneumonia. A 3-montus-oId
babe la seriously 111 with the same dis
ease. Her maiden name was Olive
Whan and she was about 33 years
of age. Her husband and two small
children are left. There are also
three brothers and two sisters, George
Frank and Otis Whan, living respect
ively at Mendon, Mo.. Burgess, 111.,
and Vivien, S. D., and Mrs. Adella Par
ker of Sherraid. and .Mrs. Alice Mauck
of Kansas City.
Must Be Sold by April 1.
Bids for either one or both of the va
cant houses on Fourth avenue, bet ween
Nineteenth and Twentieth sirens, must
Cculd Not Write.
Versailles, Ky. .Mrs. Elisha Green
of this place, says: "I could not
write all the different pains I had
when I first tried Card si 1. I could
scarcely walk. Now I am able to
run tbe sewing machine and do my
own work; and nay neighbors tell tne
the medicine must be good, for I
look so much better." Cardui is a
specific, pain-relie ing tonic remedy
for women. In the past SO years. It
has been found to relieve women's
unnecessary pains and female mis
ery, for which over a million suf
fering women have successfully
used It. Try Cardui "for your trou
bles. It will help you.. At the near
est drug store.
Fertilize and Seed Your
Extra fine grass seed, 30c per pound.
This seed is our own mixture, and is the best obta'nablo.
All Soluble Lawn Fertilizer
12.50 for 125 pound bag, sufficient for 6,000 square feet. This
fertilizer is particularly adapted for restoring old worn out lawns,
as well as starting new ones.
. Phone your orders for trees, shrubs and plants.
Planting orders attended to in seasons.
Fifteenth Street and Third Avenue, Moline, IU.
Phone East Over State Bank.
be In by Saturday. April 1, 1D11 ; houses
to be off lot by April 8. 1911. Leave
bids at K T. Dolly's cigar store, 1910
Conducted by Prof.
O. F. Slater
We Will Send You Free
yoni CHOICK OF
The Ladies' Home Jour
nal, Woman's Home Com
panion, Success or The (I
FOR ONE YEAR
For the name of one young
person who is thinking of at
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ply write the name ami addrcKs
on a slip of p;i(it-r itn l mail It
to us with this advertisement
and on the day he or she en
rolls we will enter your sub
scription to any one of the
above for one jear aSsolutely
Tri-City Business College
Itok Island, III.
THE SMOKE HOUSE
For a good srnoke, try a Smoke
Dunsmore & O'Connell.
M(Ht l ourtli Avenue. '