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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1911.
36 PAY FOR JOBS
THEY DIDN'T GET
Party- o IndianapoliB Laborers
Comes Here on Promise of
Work as Farm Hands.
STEERED BY AN AGENCY
Told That Vew Employers Would Be
Waitiog tsr Them at Station
on Their Arrive!.
Thirty-six young men, shipped here
by an Indianapolis employment agency,
after paying a fee of f 1 each, failed to
connect with their promised jobs as
farm hands, and are stranded. The
party arrived here last Saturday night.
In the meantime several of the men
have left the city, going by the side
door sleeper route, headed for their
homes in Indianapolis, and vowing ven
geance on the firm that they charge
with sending them to this city under
J. S. Moody, one of the 36, Is a mem
ber of the Indianapolis Young Men's
Christian association. He called at the
Rock Island association yesterday and
asked for temporary aid for himself
and a few of his stranded friends. The
young men were provided with meal
tickets at a local restaurant, and other
TICKETS 97 EACH.
"Beard & Voordt is the style of the
firm in Indianapolis by whom we were
shipped to this city," Moody said. "We
were assessed $7 each. This Included
our railroad transportation. My under
standing is that the employment agency
received $1 on each ticket sold us. We
were told that there was work waiting
for us as farm hands; that we were to
be retained until fall, and that our
wages would be not far from $3.50 per
day. We were told that our employers
would meet us at the railroad station
on our arrival, and would have convey
ances on hand to take us to our new
homes. We had no reason to doubt
that these arrangements had been made
by the agency, but there was no one at
the station waiting for us when our
train reached the city.'
CONCERT HALF HOUR LATER
Next of Series at Long View Park
e For the convenience of patrons a
change has been made in the hour
for the beginning of the Sunday band
concerts at Long View park. The
next In the series, which will be giv
en next Sunday afternoon, will start
at 8 o'clock instead of at 2:30, as
heretofore. The park is at Its best
now and a large attendance la an
ticipated. CORONATION RACES OPEN
COontlanaA from Par Ono.)
lie safety on coronation day are be
coming so rigorous as almost to de
ter the; general public from any at
tempt to witness the procession. It is
now. annonnoed that all the barrier
gates -will be closed not later than
o'clock tn the. morning possibly much
earlier and all seatholders must be
In their places by 7 o'clock.
The admirallty announces that coro
nation day will be observed by the
navy hy a revival of the ancient ens-
One of the
lor the season i3 being
teld at oar tailoring shop.
Here we are exhibiting a
large and beantiful as
sortraent of the season's
most nobby woolens, to
gether with the latest
fashion ideas for men's
torn known as "splicing the main
brace," which means the grant of an
extra allowance of grogg to the men.
XOTED CAST FOR PLAT.
The coronation performance of
Sheridan's "The Critic," at His Majes
ty's theatre on June B7 will have a
cast almost as brilliantly representa
tive of the theatrical profession as
the recent Drury Lane performance oi
"Money." given In honor of the Ger
W. S. ftl'COMBS HEIR
TO A LARGE ESTATE
Bock Island Merchant to Share the
Wealth of Late J. C. Meidell.
Well Known Iowan.
William S. McCombs of this city
is one of the three heirs among whom
are to be divided the extensive es
tate of J. C. Meidell, who died May
29 at his winter home in Long
Beach. Cal. Mr. and Mrs. McCombs
have returned from Marshalltown,
Iowa, where they attended the fun
eral of Mr. Meidell. Mr. McCombs
is a nephew of Mr. Meidell. The lat
ter was a pioneer merchant of Boone
Iowa, and it was under him that Mr.
McCombs learned the dry goods bus
iness. Mr. Meidell died at the age
THE LITTLE HELPER.
Sometimes, when you, dear little one,
Have closed your eyes and gone to
When all my daily tasks are done,
Beside your little bed I creep,
To watch you smiling while you dream,
All pure at heart, from trouble free
And, though you do not know or guess.
You make me long for worthiness,
And lure my lost hopes back to me.
Sometimes, when all my efforts seem
' To be of no avail, and when
My wish to claim the world's esteem
And be the peer of worthy men
Has seemed a futile wish, I bend
Beside you where you sleeping lie,
And, as I watch, my hopes return.
And through your trust in me I learn
To keep ideals that are high.
Sometimes, when night's deep shades
And raindrops beat against the
When 'neath the storm the branches
And all the dripping boughs com
plain, I watch you while you sweetly sleep,
You trust in me serene, secure,
And, though you do not know, you
My doubts away and let me keep
My faith unsoiled, my purpose
S. B. Kiser in Chicago Record-Herald.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Kerler Rug company, cleaners.
Tii-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Wall paper, the best for the money,
at L. S. McCabe. & Co.
Listen for the new callope on the
steamer Sidney Sunday, June 18.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work; 1526-1528 Fourth ave
nue Loans , on real estate security. Al
bert Huber, People's National bank
The event of the season will be the
first appearance of the new excursion
steamer Sidney Sunday, June 18. Don't
tall to see it.
Afternoon excursion to Muscatine on
rhe new excursion steamer Sidney Sun
day, June IS. Leaves Rock Island 3:00
p. m. Returns 10:30 p. m. Fare only
ONE BIG SCHOOL.
Business Colleges dmsolidate
The Tri-City Business college and
Brown's Business college of Rock Is
land have entered into an agreement
whereby these two well-known-business
colleges have combined to give
Rock Island one big commercial
M. B. Dewey, former proprietor of
the Tri-City Business college will be
in charge of the new combination as
principal and he extends an invita
tion to all former students to call.
The consolidation is to take place
at once and students of the Tri-City
Business college will be transferred
tomorrow morning to Brown's Busi
ness college, 151714 Second avenue.
This will be the largest summer
school conducted In Rock Island In
many years and will offer many ad
vantages to students In the short
hand and typewriting department.
The classes will be organized soon
and those who are intending to en
ter for the summer term should call,
phone or write at once to
BROWN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE
Rock Island. Ill
Steamer Morning Star to
St. Pan! Every Saturday at
3:15 p. m. Phone West 188.
"It cured me," or "it saved tha life
of my child," are the expressions yon
hear every day about Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diorrhoea remedy.
This is true the world over where this
valuable remedy has been Introduced.
No other medicine in use for diarrhoea
or bowel complaints baa received such
general approval. The secret of the
success of Chamberlain's Colic. Chol
era and Diarrhoea remedy is that it
cures. Sold by all druggists.
MEN PLAN UNION
Scheme Is to Advertise Advan
tages of a Compact Com
munity of 110,000.
ALL TO WORK TOGETHER
Idea Is Developed at Banquet of the
Bock Island Board Held at
the Xevr Harper.
At the banquet of the Rock Island
Real Estate board last evening at the
New Harper, the first steps were ta
ken in the formation of a tri-city real
estate men's association with the
broad purpose of promoting the inter
ests of the combined cities and im
pressing upon the outside world that
this is a virile, compact community
of 110,000 population and not a scat
tering of small localities.
Thirty-one representative real es
tate men were present at the dinner,
21 from Rock Island, nine guests from
Davenport and F. L. Sherman, secre
tary of the Moline board. The occa
sion was styled a "get together" din
ner of Rock Island real estate men
As one result six new members are
added to the board which makes a to
tal of 28 in the membership.
ove cm op 110,000.
Edward K "Putnam, whose faith in
the future of the tri-cltles is manifest
ed In the eight-story Putnam buildlrg
in the heart of Davenport, made one
of the best addresses of the evenlna.
He spoke of the advantage to the pro
perty owner and to the city resulting
from such an organization as the rent
estate board and expressed hope that
every real estate man would be back
and pushing every project for the ad
vancement of his individual city or to
the community as a whole. lie sail
that It had been his experience that
already a great many people in the
outside world looked upon the tri cit
ies as tone city of 100,000 and that 1
was time that fact should be realized
Mr. Sherman, secretary of the Mo
line board told of the advantages to
the public and to the real estate man
from the formation of the exchange in
that city. H. H. Vogt, president of
the Davenport board; W. A. Watts, sec
retary of the Davenport board, J. M.
Hynes of Davenport "and Charles Sor
rowfree of Daveiport made interesting
speeches. Dr. J. W. Stewarf welcom
ed the visitors and T. J. Medill, lue
toastmaster, enlivened the occasion
with his humorous introductions.
Those present were J. W. Stewart,
Walter Foster, C. M. Hubbart, J. D.
Beecher, C. S. McDaniel, E. B,' Kreis,
J. B. Eckhart, Fred Tonn, W. E. BaiV
ey, William Scbaarmann, Ira H. Buf
fum, James G. Britton, M. H. Wil
liams, Thomas E. Hughes, Daniel
Hayes, E. C. Hart, Mrs. Ida Blanken
burg, T. J. Mtdill, Daniel Hayes, Jr..
Rock Island. F. L. Sherman, Moline.
H. H. Vogt. John Rohlf, Edward K.
Putnam, John Hynes, E. C. Struck
Charles Sorrowfree, W. A. Waits,
Herman 'Heesch, L. W. Sorrowfree,
Empire Plastering Contract.
William Coleman of Davenport has
received the contract for the plastering
and artificial work on the Empire
theatre, which Dolly & Wilmerton are
is the handiest
thing in the pan
try. It is pure and
always ready to
There is no
waste use as
much or as little
as you need, and
the rest keeps
longer than fresh
Gives fine results In
BTell your grocer to
mA rihhv'm Ami,
SHt Success Greets ' iSlBBi WfTlml
' k -- If TTTl7 C i.-J" -ail III
of This Pre-eminent
We have grouped together these particularly interesting items They deserve your careful reading
In our bed spread section these
exceptional values greet your im
Fall sice fringed white bed
spreads, cut corners, unusual
Extra heavy weight full size
fringed b.ed spreads, with cut
corner; choice patterns; regu
lar $2.00 values, ACk
go at P 4x2
Hemmed bed spreads, good val
ues, on sale at, 7Q
each 7 C
A special visit will greatly re
Selling Out the Curtain Shades.
Now is the time for nice new
Good cloth shades, complete, on
good rollers, ready for hang
ing, go at, OI
Best grade hand made oil apaqu.e
on Harsthorn rollers;
on sale at ...
Customers in this vicinity as well as
this sale. Come take a ride to the
erecting on Fourth avenue. Mr. Cole
man begins Wednesday of next week
on his part of the Job. There were
seven bids from contractors, and Cole
man bested the next lowest proposal
by Just 25 cents.
A PERMANENT BODY
Ministers and Their Wives Enjoy an
Outing at the Watch Tower
"The Resuscitation of the Tri-City
Ministerial Alliance" was the theme of
an address delivered by Rev. E. A.
Rowlands of Davenport at an outing
held yesterday afternoon and evening
at the Watch Tower. In his address
Rev. Mr. Rowlands submitted several
reasons for such action, and following
the conclusion of the program of talks,
a brief business session was held, and
a committee, consisting of Rev. W. J.
Suckow of Davenport, Rev. F. E. Shult
of Rock Island and Rev. Richard Haney
of Moline, was named to formulate
plans for the permanency of the organ
ization. This committee was instruct
ed to draw up a statement which can
be used as a constitution and to call a
meeting some time In September or
October. There were 44 present at the
meeting yesterday, the number includ
ing the ministers of the tri-citiea and
their wives. The affair wag a very en
joyable one throughout Dr. W. H.
Blancke of Davenport acted as toast
master of the program following the
supper hour. Speakers were Revs. W.
J. Suckow and H. A. Rowlands of Dav
enport, H. W. Reed and W. S. Marquis
of Rock Island and Richard Haney and
C. A. Lincoln of Moline.
Missionary to 8peak.
Miss Creek, who Is on furlough from
her labors In the India missionary
fields, is to speak tonight at 8 o'clock
at the First Methodist church, ilizs
The first step toward this-greater store was taken Saturday wrth the.4naunTa
tion of this matchless Expansion Sale. Nothing coald have better, demon
strated die power of this sale than the crowds which -filled the store from
the opening hour eager for the sawngswhich cropped up at every turn.
Domestics never were sold at
such saving prices: We are ex
panding in values, as well as
space; that's the reason:
Best grade of prints, frill pieces,
on sale-at, A
per yard ... lG
Amoskeag best apron gingham,
none better, per ClUm.
Lonsdale best cambric, 36 inch
es wide, per Q
Hope bleached best 36-inch mus-
Ginghams end Wash Goods.
Elegant fine quality dress lawns
all new patterns, on Q
sale at, per yard OC
Toil du Nord dress ginghams,
good choice designs, on
sale at, per yard C
Best grade fine French and tis
sue dress ginghams, regularly
25c to 35c a yard, go at this
sale at, per 1
Creek is supported In mission work by
the King's Heralds of the Central Il
linois conference. She is said to be
thoroughly informed on conditions lu
India and to be an engaging speaker.
No admission charge will be made.
WORK OF HUMANE OFFICER
Mr, Ellman Reports on Cases Inves
tigated During Month.
At the monthly meeting of the Rock
Island County Humane society held
last night, Officer George Ellman gave
the following report:
Animal cases Complaints received
and Investigated, 16; teamsters and
drivers reprimanded and better treat
ment secured, 44; horses and mules
examined while in harness, 57; horses
suspended temporarily, they having
sore shoulders, 2; humanely destroy
ed, 1 horse, 1 cat, 2; cases in court,
prosecuted by Mr. Wenger, 1.
Children cases Complaints receiv
ed and investigated, 3; number of
children involved, 8; children remov
ed from parents on account of bad sur
roundings and placed in a good home,
the mother agreeing to pay the board.
Made agreements in the Craig wo
man case, whereby she and
her three children will have room
and board in the Association house,
by paying the nominal sum of $1, a
week per child. Made agreements in
the case satisfactory to both parties
Employment secured for 11 men.
In the case of the gypsy whose
horse bad to be destroyed, it was ne
cessary, to prevent trouble, to pay
him $1. for the horse, which I did be
fore destroying the animal.
Donations for the month were re
ported as follows: Annual member
ship fees, $13; life membership, Mrs.
Ada Stephens, Moline, $100; tota!
Clothing received from Mrs. N. J.
Hoeltzner. GEORGE ELLMAN.
Keep the rain and sun off. Here
is a chance to buy good umbrel
LOT 1 100 fast black twilled
cloth umbrellas, with very
choice handl.es on sale; values
worth up to $2.00, QO
go at each ... .. ....
LOT 2 Ladies ' or Gent's 26
inch and 28Jinch umbrellas, A
lot of very attractive handles
and exceptional values in cloth.
on sale at,
each ... . .
LOT 3 The choicest handles
you ever had the pleasure of
choosing from. Handles alone
are put on umbrellas up to
$7.60; with good cloth, go at
this sale at, 1 QQ
each ... 31 eaJO
You can afford to come miles
for this bargain alone.
neighboring cities can't afford to miss
Best and Biggest Sale in our history.
CLIFTON'S CASE TO
THE COUNTY COURT
Justice W. F. Schroeder Rules That
lis Is Without Jurisdiction in
Because a Justice of the peace has
no Jurisdiction In a case which in
volves a Jail sentence, W. F. Schroe
der concluded that he would have to
dismiss the charge against C. C. Clif
ton, who was arrested for selling liquor
without a license. State's Attorney L.
M. Magill moved for the dismissal and
has taken the case into the county
Clifton's trouble began several weeks
ago, when he kept his saloon open af
ter 12 o'clock. He was arrested and
taken into the court of Police Magis
trate C. J. Smith. He was found guilty
of violation of the closing law and fined
Light and Delicious
ARE BETTER AND MORE DICES TIELE WHEN YOU USB
UAi THIE WHOLEISQME
It thoroughly leavens and adds healthfulness to these delightful
little cakes.- The most delidte flavors are not injured. It does
not give a bitter taste. Get some to-day and prepare
A Treat for
It is the small savings that
eount. We will help you count
the savings If you oozne here.
Best machine thread,
Good brass pins with needle
points, 2 papers
Shoe strings, best grade, 6c
values. 2 C
Large hair nets, regular 5c
Castile soap, with wash rag.
not 10c, but,
Fine pearl buttons,
Best lot of fine salt water
pearl buttons, 25c
value, now ... ,
Coraet laoes, full
length, per dozen . .
Large plaid box hair
pins for ... ... ..
$50 and costs. He appealed. Ills It
censo was revoked by Mayor Harry M
Schrlver. A few days later Cliftoi
opened his saloon without a licensi
and sold liquor, it Is claimed. He wai
then arrested for selling liquor wlthon
a license. Both sides of the rase an
fighting to eBtablluh a precedent, ant
the outcome will be awaited with In
Licensed to Wed.
John M. Rar.Bon Silvi
Miss Grace Miner Phlladelpbii
Ellis Sharkey Mo'.'-i
Miss Barah Davis Mollm
Frank W. Walker Memp'.ii
Miss Daisy Shockley Waieitm
Chamberlain's Cough remedy is so4
on a guarantee that if you are not sat
ifcfled after using two-thirds of a tot lit
according to directions, your rnonej
will be refunded. It is up to you U
try. Sold by all druggists.
CONTAINS NO ALUM