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THE ROCK ISLTAXD AltGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1911.
OF LABOR REVIEW
Secretary of Federation Be
comes Head of Official Pub
SUCCEEDS C. E. MERRILL
Position la Made a Salaried One and
the Organization Agrees
to Back IU
To reorganize the forces that direct
the destinies of the Tri-City Labor
Review, the offlciai organ of the Trl
Clty Federation of Labor, and to plant
the organ on a safe financial basis, is
the Job that has been undertaken by
Edward Gardner, secretary of the fed
eration, who was appointed last night
to Bucceed, as editor, C. E. Merrill, the
man who took French leave about two
At a meeting of the federation last
night, the board of control of the pa
per recommended that Mr. Gardner be
appointed as editor, and the action had
the unanimous approval of ti federa
tion. Mr. Gardner has resigned his
position as metal polisher at Rock Is
land arsenal and has already undertak
en his new duties. He will have this
week's Issue of the paper off the press
tomorrow morning, a day late. It Is
true, bnt better than never.
PAPER PV DAD STRAITS.
Merrill's mysterious and complete
disappearance left the paper in a bad
hole, and It will take tome time to re
pair the harm that came about because
of tis action. The federation is pro
tected financially, and now will start
the upbuilding of it along new policies.
Mr. Gardner is to work on salary, and
will be back of him.
He has posted a bond cf $500. As a
member of the board cf control, he
will have to resign, and at the next
meeting of the federation his successor
will be named.
Not only is the paper to be reorgan
ized but the entire federation is to
! undergo a change which is to revolu
tionize the laboring class or the m
cities. The men propose to profit by
the mistakes that have been made in
the past and use them as a guide In
the future. The paper Is to be made
the most valuable asset in the labor
circles, and the cooperation of inter
ested people Is solicited.
FOR PUBLIC MARKETS.
During the winter the federation in
tends to devote considerable time to
a campaign for public markets in each
of the tri-cities. It intends to prepare
statistics showing the working of such
an institution ia other citiesvand after
arousing public sentiment, place the
matter before the municipal officers in
each of the tri-cities.
The buttcn factories which have
sprung up in the tri-cities since the
strike in Muscatine are to be union
ized, and as soon as possible a move
ment will be made to organize the
workers in the tri-cities.
nviTATios to m rrrHEi.u.
The federation has extended an invi
tation to John Mitchell, ex-president
of the miners' union of the country
end vlcf president of the American
Federation of Labor, to deliver an ad
dress In the tri-cities within a short
ROCKISLAN D.I hU. tOlSZi tZZZZZ C
Saturday Will Be a Long
We have reserved many of the best special
lots from the Manufacturers and Jobbers Clearance
for this clay. Mention is of necessity brief here,
but note that the bargains are here and are
plentiful and that the goods back the prices.
10c, 12'2C. 15c
and 19c a yard for
your choice of about
6,000 yards of assorted
veilings, worth up to
Fine dress Fer
cales in large range of
styles, a yard 4?-
100 yards spools
of roed imooth quality
sewing silk, 3 for
sizes in ecru
In good dark styles,
extra heavy fleece, a
10 to 11 a. m.
Fancy Cball'es for
comforts and kiraonas,
value at 10c,
weight, per rair G-
10 yards of pood
quality unbiea c u e d
muslin, for 43.
750 pieces of fine
table glassware worth
up to l-",c, c hoice, per
and Drawers, medium
weight, ribbed" and
fleeced, sizes 4. 5. 6, at
' find Drawers, cotton
' and wool and cotton
j fleeced. 4S.
j Vnion Suits in grey
! and ecru, size3 4. 5, C,
$1.00 value, 59S
Quilt and com
fort calicoes, not over
15 yards to a customer
a yard 3.
Cc Tennis flan
nels in pretty stripes.
ppiencna vaiue, a yara i
Men's $3.50 Ws
Mack and tan calf but
ton r lace, per pair
Men's $4 00 shops
in black onlf and vjcl.
I'tt & Packard make,
ier pair $3 35
Men's shoes. sov-
Brilliant cut rlass i eral kinds, mostly
salt and pepper shnk-; small flzes. $4 and $
toj s. val : s. a pair S195
ers, with silver
; Women's $4 On
Men's all vo I sh- es in one b:g '.o',
sweater coats, in l!u only a few of ench
red grey and tan, 51.50 : ?tys. all sizes a pair
value SI CO
Men's hoe in
Mack. t:in ami navy, a!!
sizes, l.'c value, 3 pair
Men'- frilk four-in-hand
tier- la rev
patterns and color
ranges, Mc every
where, each "2ZC
J- T j values in bri'lten
flz-". pun metal. and
pat. :i-s, a pair S2 75
fro r:i Voore-sh:ifi-r
SV.oo Company. $4.'"'0
thes. broken lot prie,
a i a:r S2 05
cliina, olives, pickles,
bon-bons, broad and
butter plates, etc.,
worth up to 39c, each
Cream Titehers with
floral and gold decora
tions, the 10c kind,
gold enamel paint for
iron beds, picture
frames, etc., each 8S
One man sent us
a dainty lot of Trilby
Aprons, regular 23c
ones, these go at 17
From the manu
facturers come chil
dren's school dresses,
in pretty plaid gins
hams, percales in
chef-ks, stripes and fig
ures, light and dark
colors, gcod styles,
well made, we hand
these at 1GS
This is extra
: sp"t ial. c hi 1 d r e n's
i coats of cheviot, broad
j cloths, mannish wor
I eteds, curly bear skins
in whi'e, blak. navy
and cardinal, values up
, to JO.r.ft- manufactnr
i er's farnples so we 6ay
omen s knit
under skirts in navy.
V'ack, grey ar.d the
lUht shades. striped
herders. Tr.c values
f r 47C
The bii; 50c size
cf the famous Luster
Furniture Polish, Sat
urday only 17c-
Crib I'.lnnkets in
nil colors pnd designs,
an v,"e value, Saturday
Soft wool finish
ed p aid Flankers .1
all colors, a $3.50 value
'or S2 79
Musical Program in the Evening
CROOK HAS LONG
RECORD OF GRIMES
Little Donbt Exists But That
Jerry McCarthy Is Noted
IS WANTED EVERYWHERE
Urn Orterated From Illinois to
Texas, But Career Has Appar
ently Ended Here.
With a dozen different Identification
marks on his body and a string of
aliases to cover his operations In the
state of Iowa, Jerry McCarthy, alias
John Nolan, alias William Burton,
alias Frank Brown, alias William Red
field, alias Roby Red, the safe blower
who is reposing In the Rock Island
county jail pending his trial before
the circuit court, will have plenty of
lobs to answer for when he Is done
with the sentence which seems to be
hanging over his head now. Early
this week Chief of Police James Brinn
sent dozens of pictures of the thug to
the police authorities in Iowa. Missouri
and Illinois, and already he has had
responses from several. Two of the
letters received, one from C. H. Has
kill of the St. Joseph, Mo., police de
partment, and the other from E. E.
Johnson, chief of the detectives of
Des Moines, contain descriptions which
tally with the prisoner's looks to the
minutest detail. Both are of the same
man, and according to the trend, of
their letters, McCarthy, or whoever he
Is, will have several other robberies to
enswer for when he Is done with the
Rock Island charge.
HAS LOG RECORD. -
Johnson's letter tells of the opera
tions of the man when he was 26 years
old. He began a sentence in the Iowa
penitentiary at that time, broke away
from Fort Madison while the sheriff
was taking him to the penal institu
tion, was later arrested in Texas,
brought back and served a 15-year sen
tence. Since that time several jobs
have been traced to him and his pal,
Teddy O'Brien. In June, 1907, he and
O'Brien were arrested for having safe
blowing tools in their possession.
They broke jail, robbed a citizen, blew
a safe in Iowa and then disappeared
from sight. Since then the wrecking
! of 6afes in several smaller banking in
stitutions In Iowa has been attribut
ed to the pair.
Xo doubt when McCarthy and his
two pals hit Rock Island thev were
hard pressed for funds and tackled
the Job of blowing the strong box of
! the Peoria depot, following which at-
tempt McCarthy was arrested and the
;oiher members of the trio escaped.
, IUSV TO IDENTIFY.
j The descriptions in both letters, in
i addition to telling of the man's build
i end physical appearance, his age and
j habits, tell of a ballet woman tattooed
Ion his right arm. several other tattoo j
j marks on his arm, including a setting i
j sun ar.d a star, and in addition to that, J
j of two moles on the back of his neck, j
l The Des Moines description was taken
i 15 years ago. and fails to Include a I
j scar on the fare and several gold- j
; enpped teeth, though the St. Joseph'
j letter includes them. The marks were
j all found in a thorough examination of j
; the man yesterday by Chief Brinn.
j MV ItHKAK I P GANG.
! The success of the local police in ef-
fading the capture of even on-? of the
thugs may result in breaking up the
I operations of the gang, and (he bank
i ers' association, which has tried to
' nab them for years may be depended
wpen to show their gratefulness for
the arr t.
$1 and $1.50
E. & W..
$1 and $1.50
The man who has to stretch
his dollars to the limit
finds the M & K the best place to buy
clothes. Of special interest to him just now are
Mart, Schaffner & Marx and
Society Brand Suits and
Overcoats at $20, $22 and $25
Also Clothcraft Blue Serge Special 4130,
the finest suit we know of at the price, $18.50.
Unusual values in Men's and Young Men's
Suits and Overcoats, $10, $15 and $18.
. . . . . . j
LOVE IS CAUSE
rip Tism CBurif-s-
o r tflp i t t c C i- j i . l- -a
ur iwu duiu.ucd
Staley Two-Piece Underwear
All kinds, $1 to $3.25
Sweater Coats, $1 to $6.
$1. to $3
the best values
in town at the
$1 and $1.50
Head-to -Foot Outfitters
For Man,Woman& Child;
Tock Island,! ll
Staley Union Suits
All Sizes, $2 to $5.50
Winter C?ps, 50c to $1.50
$1 to $3
wear: also der
Bankers to Meet. j business ntcr-Eai? to complete or-
Ni'xt Tueedav evo.ir.?; at the Manu-: par.ization.
Yiill Open their New Store at
323 I7th Street
About Nov. 18, 1911
They will carry a full line of ladies and
$2.50 Sample Shoes
Watch The Argus for exact date of opening
Two suicides occurred In Davenport
yett relay. Mrs. Isabella V. Liiptou.
i'-'ift Kast Fourteenth street, 6hot her
self w ith a revolver and di :d while on
(he way to a ho.-f.i;al in the riry -m-brlance.
Jexe Kascwas, a Mexican,'
vi.o Las been in Davenport but thres
weeks, stabled himself to the heart
w:th a pocket knife and died almost
Ixjve was the reason fcr both
Mrs. iAiptcn left eight different
notes to as many different people.
Their import was that her life had
t en ruined by the actions of Miss Ma
t Ida Wif ckhcrst. 1503 Washington
ttreet who the cialmed had come be
tween her and her husband. One of
the letters was directed to this girl
who was warned that she would suffer
or her actions. The suicide was a
i'n'de cf but five months and the wo
:nan had made one attempt prior to
yesterJay. Ehe was but 20 years old.
LOVE .OT REHHXED,
It seems that in Kaeewas' case, the !
love w hich he bore for Mrs. Carrie Ear-,
adis w ag not returned. He wanted her '
; to marry him but she refused and j
j thereupon he took his own life. It is j
j probab:e that no Inquest will be bld '
i in the latter case.
facrurer's hotel in M:'.i"e, b.nktrs of. .
Rock Island county will as? mbb; fori lAKLb tAOtMlUIJ IU
the purpose of orpanizing a society j CLAi?il OF RELATIONSHIP
whereby the lattfr claims relationship ! pjo while he ls a Sioux and that th;
t. tl:c local Indian. Zt-l'a IOagle Kye j former 1 a "bad Iujun." No roUllon
bays the out of town Indian is a Klka-! nhip exists.
which will be known ::s the Rock Is
land County I-V3eration of the Ii'.i-.ois
State Uf.nker's association. There will
be a bamiKt followed by th- adoption
of constitution and by-laws and other
Zella Eaale l"e tr.kes exoeMon to
the statement ma 'e by William i;:i'j;
Eye, the Indian who is now In jail on
a charge of receiving stolen property
Savings In School.
I The State tank today collected the
j following savings from the various!
i school buildings in the city: j
! Eugene Field $ 15.60,
jGrant 15.47 j
Hawthorne 21.50 '
I Horace Mann 19.05:
: Irving 20.271
! Kemble 17.02
I Longfellow 23.63
i Washington 4.53
We Have Solved
WE feel that we have solved a problem for you. We
have stocked our departments to the minute detail
of desirable Xmas gifts. Not only do we offer you this
great choice. But w-e issue, bonds that are acceptable as
Xmas gifts.. .Printed as a corporation bond or bank note.
The person who does not know what to give, issues thig
through us. The parson receiving this bond presents it
to us and we redeem the bond with the gift that she or
he wants most. Let us explain the bond paper more fully.
fSiEX Furs Gloves
BUY BY B0KD---Y0U WILL ALWAYS PLEASE
YOUNG & MCCOMBS
T--'i -Hil ii 1 n-tfS I -fi-lfrrf-1 f
W hen 2 on
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Co-iperaLnre Store Ceinpaoy
We Save Yoa Koaey
Your Lace Curtains
and other fine fabrics.don't take any
chances with soaps. It may he the
ruination of costly materials.
You can use it on sheerest muslins,
flannels, gauze, lace, without danger,
because Peosta requires no hard rub
bing or boiling to get the dirt. Soak
ing and rinsing is all. Don't you
think the saving in using such a soap
is worth while, especially when it
costs no more? You'll be delighted
with Peosta. 5c a cake, five cakes in a