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THE ROCK ISHAXD ARGUS, SATDRDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1BVL
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LABORING m TO
- HAVE THEIR DAY
Annual Observance of Tri-City
Workers Will Take Place
Across the Eiver.
PARADE IN THE MORNING
In the Afternoon Speaker Champ
Clark of Hons of Rcpmen"
tativec Will Talk.
Monday, the labor unions of the three
Cities and public in general will join In
the annual celebration of Labor day.
the exercises this year being In Daren
port. Hon. Champ Clark, democratic
speaker of the bouse of represents
tlves, win be the orator of the day,
and his presence in' itself assures a
large crowd, inasmuch as in addition
to being the foremost statesman in
the house of representatives, be Is also
a formidable candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for the presidency.
He will speak at Suburban island in
the afternoon, and In the evening a re
ception will be tendered him at .the
Hotel Davenport, prominent democrats
from Iowa and from this county unit
ing in doing bim honor. It will be an
PROGRAM OF THE DAT.
The entire morning will be taken up
by a gigantic parade of labor. There
will be the various labor organizations,
trades unions, distinguished visitors,
city officials, fire wagons, policemen,
and floats, which always go to make
the event one of great Interest. The
line of march extends through the bus
iness part of Davenport. In the after
noon the observance will be at Subur
ban Island. The program there in
cludes music by Strasser's Union band,
speeches by the mayors of each of the
tri-cities and by visitors of note In the
labor world, and a series of games and
contests for the amusement of the cel
ebrators. There will be a ball game
between teams representing Arsenal
lodge No. 227 of carpenters and Daven
port lodge of carpenters No. 1272. There
will be an egg race, potato race, sack
race, pie-eating contest, wienerwust
eating contest, a tug-of-war, and other
games. In addition, there will be bowl
ing and vaudeville.
I,IE Or MlUCH.
The line of march which the parade
will fellow starts east on the south
aide of Fourth to Brady, south on the
east 6ide of Brady to Second, west on
the north Fide of Second to the east
side of Western avenue, north on the
east eide of Western avenue to the
north side of third, west on the north
side of Third to Filmore, east on the
The Rights of
BY JOHN G. OS BORN.
Rumors are persistent of an Im
pending railroad strike of unusual
magnitude, Ouuing so Quickly after
the troubles in England it causes
more apprehension. Some knowledge
of the questions involved will be use
ful and now is a good time to study
them before the controversy assumes
an acute form. 1 quote from a wide
ly published statement of the vice
president and general manager of the
Southern Pacific road, giving the de
rn. r.'I.i of the men and the company's
i ' ji t iuns.
The gist of the controversy la th
' open shop." which, however, comes
In a new form. The open 6hop means
now not individuals only but organ
izations as well. The company rec
ognizes the right of its employes to
organize and is willing to confer with
representatives of an organization of
any class of its employes. The men,
having learned that in union there is
s'rength, have Joined their unions
into one large federation embracing
11 the employes in all departments.
Thus if a crisis comes, and a strike
Is called, it can take out every man
on the entire system.
The company refuses to recognize
the federation for the evident reason
that such a strike would seriously
Impair the service and prevent the
company from performing its obliga-
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
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FARE ONLY 50c
You cannot afford to miss this trip.
Arrange to take the family on this
la-n pleasant outing of the season.
Phone West 326,
south side cf Third to Warren, south
on the west side of Warren to Second,
east on the south side of Second to
Main, north on the east eide of Main
to Fourth, where the parade will dis
band. PARADE FOHJtlTlOS.
The various trades unions which will
take part In the parade will form as
follows preparatory to starting the par
ade: On the south side of Fourth, be
tween Harrison and Main Marshal
cf the day. flagbearer, platoon of po
lice, band, speaker of the day. councils
of the tri-cities.
On the east sldt of Ripley, between
Third and Fourth Barbers of Rock
Island, Moline, and Davenport; boiler
makers, Moline and Davenport; boiler,
makers' helpers of Davenport.
On the west side of Ripley, between
Third and Fourth Brewers of Rock
Island and Davenport; butchers.
On the east side of Ripley, between
Fourth and Fifth Bridge and structur
al Ironworkers; blacksmiths of Daven
port. On the west side of Ripley, between
Fourth and Fifth Bakers, bartenders,
On the south side of Fourth, between
Scott and Ripley Carmen, carpenters
of Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
On the east eide of Scott, between
Third and Fourth Cigar makers of
Rock Island and Davenport; clerks of
Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
On the "west side of Scott, between
Third and Fourth Electrical workers.
Rock Island and Davenport; freight
handlers, glass workers.
On the east side of Scott, between
Fourth and Fifth Lathers, machinists
of Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
On the west side of Scott, between
Fourth and Fifth Leather workers,
metal polishers, metal filers and as
semblers, metal inspectors, sheet met
On the south side of Fourth, be
tween Scott and Western avenue Iron
molders of Rock Island. Moline and
Davenport; horse shoers, painters of
Rock Island, Moline and Davenport.
On the east side of Western avenue,
between Third and Fourth Plasterers,
plumbers of Rock Island, Moline and
On the west side of Western ave
nue, between Third and Fourth Print
ers of tri-cities, printing pressmen of
On the east side of Western avenue,
between Fourth and Fifth Stage em
ployes, 6treet car men of Rock Island
and Davenport, switchmen, steel work
On the west side of Western avenue,
between Fourth and Fifth Tailors of
Rock Island, Molin and Davenport
On the south side of Fourth, be
tween Western avenue and Gaines
Fire departments of the tri-cities.
Any local union who the committee
has been unable to reach by invitation
will be given a position in the above
line in alphabetical order.
tions to the public. It is pointed out
that In such a condition some little
local affair on a branch line in a
sparsely settled country might tie up
the whole system, a result entirely
out of proportion to the cause.
But what is the object of the or
ganization? Plainly to protect .those
who are unable to take care of them
selves. In the case supposed the sec-
; tion men or switchmen on the little
! branch road have a grievance. They
; complain. No attention is paid to it.
j They strike. Their places are filled
ai ouce ana everyi.uDg goes on as
before, only they are out of a job.
Or if thjf firemen ou the whole sys
tem strike, traffic is delayed, but ar
rangements are soon made to re
sume and the strikers lose. If a
strike is ever justifiable the men
must be in a position to win, and
the weakest point in the line must
receive united support.
Besides, the railroad companies
have a compact organization of their
own, not to be sure in visible form,
but in actual reality and act together
when their vital interests are con
cerned as now. Why do they deny to
their employes the privilege they
claim for themselves?
But are strikes ever Justifiable? So
long as labor has no efficient remedy
for injustice, or protection against
oppression, the strike is its only
weapon. I am no believer in vio
lence. I believe the time is coming,
I would like to see it. when courts
of arbitration established by tbe su
preme law of the land, shall hear and
decide according to equity, all ques
tions between labor and capital. That
time will come when we have had our
fill of strife, when we are clear tired
out of our present wasteful, brutal,
savage methods. Sometimes I think
tbe hotter the conflict the sooner it
will be over and the better. We shall
not have industrial peace till we are
weary, even deathly sick, of war.
Therefore I hold that the men are
right in this demand. It simply
means that the weakest brother, the
most humble, has his rights, and they
shall be respected.
Mr. Kruttschnitt of the Southern
Pacific thinks the proposed arrange
ment will encourage the men on the
little branch lines to make unreas
onable demands. It will certainly
secure for them a respectful hearing,
which I hope is not his real objection.
Tbe reasonableness of tbe dernand
must be determined by impartial ar-!
bltraters. Neither of the interested
parties can safely be permitted to de
cide. Also, it goes without saying
that the arbiters must not be men
whose fortunes are Invested in rail
It is sometimes said that capita
has no objections to labor unions so
long as they confine themselves to
legitimate purposes. Usually those
"rtflmat" rmmnSM ir inch na
' produces no material benefit. Social ,
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When! a Store Say M Cairn Save Yoan
Mloimey Make tflhatf Store Prove Iltf
You, everyone, is anxious to buy their things just as economically as they possibly can to be
sure that you are, there's but one way, and that is by comparing values. Compare elsewhere and
here put us to the test. The test will reveal many saving possibilities at the Clemann &
Salzmann store that you never even dreamed possible. . v
The savings are great the assortments in Furniture, Rugs and Stoves is" conceded even by
our competitors to be the largest in this part of the country terms of payment arranged to meet
,yuui lCLjuu cinema.
Oak Dining Table $9.SO
Bed Davenport SI 4.95
A mighty fine bed
9x12 brussels rugs,
good patterns, only
Corner Sixteenth Street and
and educational objects are excellent,
but they will not hold together an or
ganization whose members have a
sense of injustice, or of Imperfectly
When once the relations between
tbe companies and the employes are
correctly adjusted the other-questions
will be easy. The occassional em
ployment of a non-union man will be
unimportant, as strike breaking is
no longer a profession, and tbe men
will naturally wish to belong to the
unions. Ineffective or disobedient
employes must be discharged. But
such men have the right accorded to
the vilest criminal an impartial
hearing before an impartial tribunal,
and if pentitent and willing to re
form should be given another chance.
Arbitrary dismissals "for the good of
the servlco" are often causes for in
justice, and the men are right in pro
testing. When business falls off and fewer
men are needed, wholesale discharges
are customary. A better plan is It to
retain tbe men and divide up the
work 'among them in equal shares.
Giv those employes on a time basil
fewer hours, to those paid by the mile
their runs in regular rotation, to the
piece workers apportion the work
equally. Of course this means re
duced earnings for the whole force,
and a division of the loss among them
all. When business improves the
men are ready to take care of it with
increased pay. Any cot wishing to
accept these conditions can drop out.
Candidates for admission to the
service should certainly demonstrate
With heavy mas
sive pedestal base
feet extends six
feet, solid oak, rich
golden finish. This
table is well made
and nicely finished,
of very attractive
design; will prove
an ornament to
davenport full Boston
back and seat are neat
ly tufted over high
grade steel springs
solid oak finished in
golden oak has ward
robe under seat to
store bedding. This is
a wonderful bed daven
port at the price.
An excellent buffet
similar to cut all quar
tersawed oak rich gold
en finish containing two
large cupboards one
drawer lined for silver
beveled French plate mir
ror in top. You must see
this buffet in order to ap
preciate its real value.
their ability to perform the duties or
their willingness to learn. No ob
stacles should be placed in the way
of those wishing to learn the busi
ness. The company however should
not overload the pay roll as to
crowd out long-time and trusty em
ployes. Anything like this may be
referred to the arbiters. As to the
wage scale whether it be too high or
too low the writer has no information.
Arbitration must decide.
I have been thus particular, per
haps tedious, because a correct ad
justment of these relations in one of
the great problems of our times. Un
til we arrive at such an adjustment
our industrial prosperity is In con
stant peril. Indeed, our social and
civil Institutions would be severely
tested should an open rupture oc
cur. We need therefore to banish
all selfish considerations, and bring
to this study the utmost patience,
and all our wisdom.
The BEST Way
is to tone and strengthen the
entire digestive system. This
sngesta a trial of
To the name of "Riverside" on your new
stove or range because youMI want your
friends to know all about the article that
has given you such splendid satisfaction.
Some things there are that may safely
be purchased from appearances only
things not purchased for service.
In stoves or ranges beauty is necessary
but not essential durability comes first.
In "Riverside" both are combined to the
greatest degree of efflcien y.
That's why you will point with pride to
the name "Riverside" on your new stove.
It will prove itself to you the most beau
tiful, convenient, economical and durable
stove or range in America.
RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS
IN JUST PROTEST
AGAINST WOODEN CARS
(Continued from iac One.)
are 'fitted by years of preparation.
THAT AD1IIMSTHATION L'COVOMT.
In addition to being compelled to
work in these cars the clerks have re
cently been made the victims of that
"administration economy" about
which the president's press bureau
has been making so much noise. As
it is their pay is inadequate, consid
ering the amount of work they do,
and the tremendous risks they run,
but notwithstanding this the word
went out not long ago to "take up the
slack" in the railway mail service.
"Taking up the slack" in their case
meant that many of the clerks had
to work longer hours and extend their
runs. Fewer extra men were sent
out, all the work being left to the
regular clerks, and this arrangement
proved so bard on the clerks that
many of them were forced by illness
to remain away from work.
In a desperate effort to find relief
from conditions which were rapidly
becoming intolerable many of the
clerks sought membership in labor or
ganizations. Then began a new "reign
of terror" in the department. The
word went out from Hitchcock's
office that affiliation with unions
would not be tolerated. The men
have been Intimidated and threaten
ed with the loss of their work; in
some instances actually discharged
ablea solid and well
braced rocker, nicely
finished in golden oak.
We show two hun
dred styles of rockers
from $75 down to 85c.
m$; mwi it
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Just a Word About Rugs
If we were to say to you that we were offering rugs val
ued at from $100 to $10,000 dollars for $40. $15, and $55.
you would not believe it. would you? But thi.i Is really a
fact. Take for Instance the "Royal Kashan" rug out of
the Hardwlck line, this rug is an exact reproduction of the
original oriental rug, the pattern and color effects are won
derful as rug critics claim a production of a rug of this
kind is very rare. This rug as woven iu the Jlurdwick
Wilton has all the beauty, all the color effects that are la
the original rug. There is nothing omitted, and the price
is only $45. The oriental rug of this pattern was sold to
a party in the east for $8,500 so you see the bargain this
is at the price we are offering it at. This la only one pat
tern out of a line of over one hundred Wilton runs. They
are all copieB of rare rugs. Come and see them, won't
for no reason except for the ambig
uous "good of tbe service." '
FHIKM IX CONGHEH.
At the last session of congress, just
closed, the clerks found they had two
able friends la congress; Senator La
Follette in the senate, and Represen
tative James T. Lloyd of Missouri
in the house. Both of these men In
troduced resolutions restoring to gov
ernment employes the right to peti
tion congress a right which the con
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