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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1912.
ARE TO ENFORCE
Colonel Burr in
Reply to Argus
If Strike Is Declared .Govern
ment Will Procure Other
MAY TRANSFER THE WORK
Rock Island Arsenal, Feb. 5. Editor
The Argus: Your editorial entitled
"The Taylor System At the Arsenal"
In your edition of Feb. 3, 1912, con
tains Inferences which, in justice to j
myself and the mployes of the ar
senal, I should be giren an opportun
ity to refute.
I deny that the employes generally
entertain any such sentiments respect
ing this arsenal and the conditions
here as your editorial would indicate.
There are In force at this arsenal no
rules or regulations which place, or
tend to place, the employes under any
form of slavery, and it is perfectly
well known that there is no intention
of having any such rules or regula
tions, and that neither the employes
nor the .public would stand for such
mla. an4 Acrii1 o inn a TharA 4 u npvcf
wasiungton, et. 0. At tnejhag Deen, and never will be any rule
war department today it was requiring the employe to account for
indicated that should the em.jth,e time h 8ple,ndB vln feln a d,rlnK
, , , of water, brushing hack his hair from
ployes at Rock Island (HI.) ar-hi8 eyeB blowing his nose, yet the
f3nal Strike because of a test Of ! article in question intimates that some
! such rule is contemplated when it
Threat Is Made That Part of riant
M ill lie Moved to Another
Device Would Be of Great Aid
to Police Department of
Commission Wants to Improve on the
Present System but Has Xot
the scientific management sys
tem, the government would at
tempt to procure other em
ployes, or, failing in that,
would transfer the work to an
Instructions have been sent
to the commandant to install
the card system, as he was or
dered to do.
Al l. l l FT AT AKSKVAI..
From the fort-going Associated Press;
dlpputch, which came to The Argus
ihla morning, It would seem that there
Is work to do in Washington by both
OoiirroHHmp n McKlnney and Pepper, if
ny move Is made to move any part of
i lie arsenal from this locality.
At th.- arHt-nal today the situation
was reported in status quo both by Co
lonel Burr and the men.
The situation rrmains Just as It was
fully outlined in Saturday's issue of
NEGRO IS JAILED
ON FIGHT CHARGE
states that the government should
hesitate before putting into effect reg
ulations of such nature. The employes
of this artenal are self respecting citi
zens and I submit that they should
not .be placed In the came category
las your article seems to put them)
with "politicians and grafters that
hang around Washington." These
workmen give -a fair day's work in
return for a fair day's pay and are in
no sense of the word "grafters."
While deeply sensible of your com
plimentary remarks about myself, I
feel that the general tone of your ar
ticle respecting the arsenal under mv
management is not Justified by exist
ing conditions. Well knowing the de
sire of The Arguso do absolute Jus
tice to all, I ask that you publish this
GEORGE W. BURR,
Lieut. Col.. Ord. Dept. U. S. A.. Com
Very sincerely yours,
THE MEX APPROVE.
Rock Island. Feb. 5. Editor The Ar
gus: As chairman of the general
grievance committee of arsenal em
ployes, and in behalf of all interested
employes, who are by all honorable
means resisting the introduction of the
much discussed "Taylor system' at
Rock Island arsenal. I hereby tender
ou our thanks for your editorial of
Feb. 3, as contained in the Rock Island
Argus of that date, in which you so ac
curately and truthfully stated our posi
tion. . Respectfully.
H. F. WINKLER.
S EXPENSIVE HOWEVER
meetings. No definite action was tak
en, however, the ministers feeling that
the matter Bbould be put to a vote of
TO COUNTY COURT
A representative of the SIgnalphone
Manufacturing company of Milwaukee
has set up a demonstrating Instrument
in one of the rooms of the city hall so
that he can show the members of the
city commission the working of the
Instrument that his company supplies
to cities for use in the police depart
ment. The signalphone is one of the
latest devices for police department
service, Is expensive, but good. There
is a ticker in connection with it.
Though the city contemplates Improv
ing the police department as soon as
possible. It seems improbable that this
particular Instrument will be purchas
ed because of the cost.
PRESEXT SYSTEM ANTIQUATED.
The system which is in use now Is
about 15 years old, worn, patched and
antiquated. It ,1s hardly adequate to
meet the needs of the department.
So that the protection of the public
may be improved, the commission con
templates making sufficient appropria
tion a3 soon as possible to carry out
Captain and Mrs. Walter A. Rosen
field arrived from Chicago Saturday
J. A. Seaver returned to Felton,
Minn., Saturday night after a business
Dr. F, Potter Smith returned
home last night after a brief visit
in the south.
B. D. Connelly has returned from
Pasadena, Cal., his family remaining
in that city for a more extended stay.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Archer have re
turned from McLean, 111., where they
attended the funeral of Mr. Archer's
William Runger of Moline, well
known among the German citizens of
Rock Island, has disposed of most of
his holdings in Moline and will remove
shortly to the state of Washington,
where he will make his home.
Kenneth Welch, who has been in
the New York office of the Standard
Table Oil Cloth company since last
fall, arrived home Saturday night to
visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. D. Welch. He leaves tonight for
Muscatine Police Hunting for
Murderer of Bert C.
When Arraigned Before Police
Magistrate, Change of
Venue Is Asked.
CITY THEN DISMISSES
I'efendants at Once Rearrested on
Warrants Sworn Out Before
officiating. The pallbearers were
William Lu, Herbert E. and Robert
Wright, C. B. Powell, John Carse and
Robert Chamberlin. Burial took
place at Chippiannock cemetery.
FtXERAL OF MRS. McQCAID.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth P.
McQuaid, who died Saturday morn
ing, was held from the home, 945
Twenty-first street, this morning at
9 o'clock, Dean J. J. Quinn officiat
ing. The bearers were James Cav
anaugh, M. H. Sexton, John Dolly, T
K Wheelan, Henry L. Wheelan and
John O'Donnel. Burial took place at
MARRON TO STEER
TO COME IN JUNE
Convention of State Contrac
tors' Association to Meet
Here This Summer.
IS DEFINITELY DECIDED
BUCKSHOT IN HIS HEART
Spent the Night in His General Store
to iuard Against Su.iex'ted
William Thomas, ordinarily a diiain
iitive colored man, but a giant when
1m- liiiM a few Kins under his belt, be-
t iiinr p- vt-d Saturday ni;ht when v
a drink with his white comuunious. and CHIEF TO INSPECT
without warninc tackled Millpr and! AUTOMOBILE TRUCKS
.I.M-olorr one of his op.irs. The frav ! Chief George W. Newberry of the roUce , are certain murder was com
o.n.md It, th saloon of DeWulfe at department leaves tomorrow for nutted and are arranging to encom-l.-i.!.v.M,ou.i
t.ee, ,,d Fourth ave-; vi:t of several days in Chicago, lie . the aj-rest of several suspects,
n,.-. pnd but f.- interfertute the col- il attend the automobile show ot these it is alleged, had diffl
. r,d n an would have Uhed a knife on'i'e and will inspect hoe and en-.6"1"" the deceased postmaster
..i.., .. .,. t, Vne truiks for the deDartment. Oth- some few days ago and was accused
Bert C. Hershey, postmaster
I'airport, Iowa, several miles below
Davenport, was found dead in his of
fice at 6 o'clock this morning with a
charge of buckshot in his heart. The
At a meeting yesterday afternoon
of the district assembly of the
Knights of Columbus, including
knights of Dixon, Sterling, Moline,
Fulton and Rock Island, officers were
elected. The meeting was held in the
local lodge hall and members from
the five cities included in the district
were present. JrT. Marron of Rock
Island was honored with the office
of faithful navigator of the district
The other officers are as follows:
Faithful Captain John R, Walsh,
Faithful Admiral W. A. Kannal-1-,
Faithful Pilot John E. Erwin,
Faithful Friar Rev. Joseph Kelly,
Faithful Controller William H
Teal. Rock Island.
Inner Sentinel John McGee, Sterling.
Outer Sentinel William R. Moore
at Delegate to State Convention J.
F. Murphy, Rock Island.
t the rrnuest of Miller.!" vlty offlc ials expect to yo to the,"' Deln iniPcwea in a roooery oi
Windy t It y within a lew rtavs to at- ni ... .o,.
a few si'iiKs
win, in turn purchased for j-.ist Thom
as'. Not satis. ! to drink alone.
'I lu.iiidf wauted to Join the crowd.,
in hi irl tixe he raid this morning
thai .Miller was the uH'-uilant, but Mll-i.-r.
b-Mil-H having two witm-HHes to
iih:.t;.iitlate his r.Utiy of ;he fight, had
thv colored et- . evident. Thomas
a bent to the county Jail for 2"
! to nerve a flue of Jlrti) and coxts.
tend the show.
Moline Turner Fair. t
The Turner of Moline are planning j
for their ai.riu; 1 fair Ahlch ill be heid i
UiIh eur from K!. 14 to 17 at, Tur
i.,r hull in that city. Good eutertaln-
ra from Chicago nrc to bo on the
Three Are Fined.
1 John Robinson was sent to the
! county Jail for 110 dayg this morning
(on a charge of disorderly condu'-t.
j William Hayes was lined $1 and
:oHtj for drunkenness. It was his
j M-ond appearance in court in lesu
1 than a week.
William Taufman was fined $15 and
costs for assault and 1-aUr-ry. The
complainant was I.ou Schaefer.
To Hold Monthly Meet.
Wednesday night the Turners of
RockIsland will hold their monthly
meeting at Turner hall.
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A v . . , I , '. 1 FEBRUARY 5 .
oTice is located. The man resented
the accusation and made threats of
getting even with Hershey.
WATCIIIVG FOR THIKVKS.
For three or four nights past, Her-
sr.ey has been sitting in his office at!
night to guard against an expected1
visit by thieves. Last night D. C.
Stevens, who carries mail out of Fair
port, Eat up with him, but at 4:30
this morning he went to his own
home and to bed, feeling sure that
for the night the danger was past.
An hour and a half later Hershey
was found dead. Evidently no rob-
ttry followed the killing.
Hert?hey conducted a general store
st Fairport and was well known. He
had lived there many years, the first
five of which he lived in a house boat
on the river. Prior to coming to
Fairport he lived at Muscatine where
I ne was oorn. tiinguiariy, nis iatner,
! Dr. D. C Hershey was murdered by
i a servant in The deceased
postmaster was a graduate of Har
vard and had studied art in Paris.
COn.OEll HOLDS INQUEST.
An inquest over the remains of the
murdered postmaster was held at
Muscatine. The police of that city
are at work on the case.
SAVES SELF AT RISK
OF LOSING A HAND
While standing on a chair trying to
fix an electric light, Clarence Frost,
1416 Fifth-and-a-half avenue, lost his
balance and fell directly upon a red
hot cook stove. The accident oc
curred at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
In falling Frost threw out his left
hand, thus saving him from probable
death, for had his body fallen upon
the stove his clothes would have
caught fire and resulted In very seri
ous injuries. His hand was burned
so severely that he 'will not be able
to use it for some time to come.
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Licensed to Wed.
Alfred Larson Rock Island
Miss Ida Sullivan Springfield
Joseph Daebelliehn Moline
Miss Anna M. Grampp Rock Island
Ernest Carlson Moline
Miss Agnes Selander Moline
Walter J. Dodd Los Angeles
Miss Grace Woods Rock Island
Rand Riley Owensboro, Ky
Miss Lucile Bartel Rock Island
Russell Sherrard...' Coal Valley
Mifcs Cora Calvin Coal Valley
William J. Whittem Chicago
Miss Grace Leonard.. Boston
1-eonard C. Seitz Moline
Miss Elizabeth Heck Moline
Ten women arrested in a raid by
the police late Saturday night in the
joint run by Bert Duprez were lodged
in the county jail this morning on
capiases from the county court serv
ed by Deputy George Siemon after
the city cases against them had been
dismissed. Four of the women. Ha
zel Smith, May Williams, Bernice
Williams and Edna May plead guilty
to city charges of disorderly conduct
and the first mentioned was fined $10
and costs. The others were fined $5
and costs. The remainder of the ten
women were not prosecuted on city
charges. Three of them, Kitty Lo
gan, Dolly White and Rose Taylor,
through Bert Duprez' attorney, Phil
H. Wells, took changes of venue to
Justice Nlssen'a court from Magis
Ko sooner had the change been
asked for than City Attorney Witter
moved to dismiss the charges. Dep
uty Siemon then arrested them on
state charges of disorderly conduct.
The other three women, Kate Cline,
Laura Thomas and Marie La Verne,
were dismissed on city charges and
taken into the county court.- Bonds
of all were fixed at $500.
TCHS DOWN" ATTORNEY.
Duprez attempted to have the four
women who plead guilty use his at
torney in the case to defend them
selves. Hazel Smith, spokesman for
the four, said that it cost $40 to get
out of the scrape last time and that
she could handle the affairs just as
successfully herself. The others fol
lowed her lead. On the previous oc
casion of her arrest in the same place
the Smith woman took a change to
Justice Nissen, was dismissed in hur
ryup order and skipped to Daven
port to escape state charges. She
paid hotel bills on that side of the
creek and then came back and plead
guilty to the charge against her.
After she had plead guilty and
fines had been imposed, Magistrate
Smith left his court room. Duprez
came in and asked the city attorney
where he could get state warrants
against 25 houses '-of prostitution.
He was informed that the county
court would care for him. In an ar
gument that sprang up between Du
prez and the Smith woman, Duprez
used some obscene language. She
swore out a warrant charging disor
derly conduct and Duprez was ar
rested a little later. Through Attor
ney Wells he took a change of venue
to Nissen's and the case was set for
hearing tomorrow morning at 9
The Smith woman said that she
would never go back to Duprez's
place again as all that it had brought
her was trouble. She had a room
there with the hoodoo number 13 on
it and she is superstitious.
ASSUMES HIS DUTIES
H. L. Reed assumed charge of the
Flinois division of the Rock Island
road yesterday morning succeeding
F. J. Easley who became superin
tendent of the first district, with
headquarters in Davenport. Mr.
Reed comes here from Trenton, Mo.,
Winter Sleeting Came to Close
Chicago Saturday Two From
Rock Island Attend.
The State Electrical Contractors'
association will hold Its semi-annual
meeting in Rock Island in June. This
city was chosen for the next oonven-
cbanges In the staff at the local head
quarters have been announced.
At High School
tlon at the meeting which came to a
where he was superintendent of theciose Saturday in Chicago. Peoria
Missouri Division. inus xar no ar,d Jacksonville were bidders for th
next convention but the vote was
four to one in favor of Rock Island.
J. T. Marron and Joe Murphy of the
Electric Construction & Machinery
company of this city and William
Ball of the Tri-City Electric company
of Moline were instrumental in get
ting the meeting for Rock Island. All
three were In attendance at the meet
ing at the New Sherman house la
BRINGS 125 VISITORS.
The association comprises some
125 electrical contracting firms in the
state of Illinois. Usually all of these
are represented at the semi-annual
meetings which means that from 100
to 150 delegates attend the conven
tions. That latter number ia ex
pected here in June.
The German club, which was to
have met Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock will meet tonight after school.
The meeting was postponed because
there were so few present.
The Hart Literary society will meet
Wednesday. The chief topic will be
the city of Bruges, Belgium. The
program will be as follows:
Early History, of City Harriet
Description of Buildings of the
City Clara Ramser.
Vocal Solo Faye Atkinson.
"Belfry of Bruges" by Longfellow
Flemish Artists of That City
Piino Solo Esther Doyle.
The Ciceronian Debating society
will meet Wednesday after school.
The program will be as follows:
"Resolved, that the reciprocity treaty
between the United States and Can
ada is best for the farmer and manu
facturer of the United States." Af
firmative, Glen Reld, James Mc
Namara; negative, Raymond Walker,
Recitation Verne Pratt.
Talk, "The Abrogation of the
Treaty with Russia" Ben Clarke.
Humorous Reading Will Stuhr.
Parliamentary Law Drill Thom
as P. Sinnett.
Satfes more than it costs
The Paris Ladies
Tailor and Furrier
1718V. Second Avenue
Will make suits from $30 up,
including silk and satin lin
ings. The very latest novelties
All work guaranteed.
Arthur Wittig, 24 years old, commit
ted suicide Saturday morning at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Zim
merman, in Fishertown, west of Dav
enport. He hung himself, and his
friends are at a loss to explain his ac
tion. It may have been because he re
cently lost a considerable sum of
money which he had invested in Wash
Maennerchor to Sing.
The Rock Island Maennerchor will
celebrate Washington's birthday Feb.
22 with a dance and a program ot
music at Turner hall.
TO MONUMENT FUND
Saturday night the Rock Island
Kranken-Vereiu met at Turner hall
and among other business transacted
appropriated $25 to apply on the fund
being raised to build a monument to
the veterans of the civil and Spanish
wars who are asleep at Chippiannock
cemetery. The Kranken-Verein is the
third of the five German societies to
donate to the fond and their donations
show the esteem in which they hold
honored soldiers of the United States.
The Turner society and the Platt-deutscher-Verein
are the other two
that have donated.
New York The crew of the
steamer Alleghany, sunk in collision
with the Pomaron off the Virginia
capes, arrived on the Madison.
The Sweetest Girls Are Usually
FOND OF SWEET THINGS THEMSELVES
The surest passport to their good opinion is some of our dell
clouj chocolates or creams. Before going to the theatre stop in at
ROCK ISLAND CANDY KITCHEN
1 1610 Second Armor, Jnt three doors east of Illinois theatre.
We have all kinds of candles, made op almost daily, conse
quently ever fresh and pur aad toothsome.
WILL INVESTIGATE THE
CONDITIONS IN MUSCATINE
At a meeting of the Ministerial Al
liance, held this morning at the Y. M.
C. A. chapel, a committee was appoint
ed to confer with the ministers of Dav
enport and Moline relative to their ac
tion in Investigating conditions in con
nection with the button workers' strike
at Muscatine. Rev. J. L. Vance of the
United Presbyterian church was ap
pointed on this committee, and he and
committees from the other two cities
will report at the Tri-City Ministerial
Alliance Feb. 19. At the request of
the Tri-City Federation of Labor the
ministers of the city took up the ques
tion ot sending to Muscatine a com
mittee to report on the treatment of
women and children accorded by
strike breakers there, claiming that
conditions are deplorable. The al
llance also discussed plans bringing to
the city Billy Sunday for a series of
SLICES OF GOODNESS
that - is genuine goodness.
There are lots of bread, pies
and cakes that look good but
that is all there is good to it.
Our baked stuff is different and
it is that difference that makes
it superior to the other kind.
It concerts in a delightful fla
vor and taste of a uniform
quality that makes it good all
the time and great health giv
ing, and nourishing properties
that make brain and brawn.
1716-1718 Second Avenue,
Phone Wet 156.
318 Twenty-second St.
Express, baggage and
Hauling of All Kinds.
Call West 981.
C. H. THORNHILL
300 tailor made misfits, suits
and overcoats 1911 style,
overcoats with military collars,
former price $15, $18 and $20,
will clean them out at
If you cannot pay the full
amount, a small deposit will do
and we will hold the goods for
10 days. Children and youths'
Buits and overcoats, $3.50 and
$5 values will go at
Fleece lined underwear, per
garment 39c. We also carry a
full line of gent's furnishings
at reasonable prices. A store
for the working class of people.
321 17th St.
Between 3rd and 4th Ave.
The funeral of the infant daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McCartney,
who died Saturday night at 11:30,
was held from the home, 1227 Four
teenth street, yesterday afternoon at
3:30, Dean J. J. Quinn officiating.
Burial took plate at Calvary ceme
DOIBI.E FIXEHAL SERVICE.
Remains of Mrs. August Helander
were laid to rest Friday afternoon in
Riverside cemetery by the side of her
husband, who' was placed in a vault
in the cemetery 12 hours before her
own death early Monday morning a
week ago. The body of Mr. Helander
was removed from its temporary rest
ing place and a double funeral was
held at Riverside. Services for !Mrs.
Helander were conducted at the late
home, 549 Forty-fifth street, Rock Is
land, by Rev. A. F. Bergstrom, pastor
of the First Swedish Lutheran
church, Moline. The same friends
of the family who officiated
as pallbearers at the funeral
a week ago officiated in a similar ca
pacity on the second sad occasion.
They were Andrew Peterson, Emil
Johnson, N. G. Johnson, Alfred Carl
son and Swan Samueison.
FTXERAl, OF MRS. WRIGHT.
The -funeral of Mrs. Carlton Wright
cf Davenport, who died Saturday
morning, was held from the residence
of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Powell
of Davenport, this afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. T. E. Xewland of the
First Methodist church of this city
YOUR PICK OF THE BEST
as applied to candles rides fast here.
There is no better there can be no
better assortment of candies, of
candies themselves, than our stock
affords. We know whereof we write
so do our many customers of many
a day. Need to say no more, then,
than that there is no better confec
tionery store in town than that of
COIN BROS. & KERR
329 Twentieth Street.
to points in
COLORADO, UTAH, WYOMING, MONTANA, IDAHO
WASHINGTON, TEXAS AND NEW MEXICORE
TURN LIMIT 25 DAYS. ,
will be on sale February 6 and 20. Personally con
ducted excursions from Oraaha to Eig Horn Basin
and Yellowstone valley on these dates.
F. A. RID DELL, Agent. C. B. Jt Q. B. R.
Phone Old West 680.
On Time" Road