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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1912.
President, James Russell; rice presi
dent, William Wilson; secretary, John
Hunter; treasurer, .James Mcintosh,
trustees, Andrew Graham, Robert An
derson and John Cameron.
Licensed to Wed. William B. Ehr-
cke and Miss Marie A. Sprtngmeler
Children See Pictures. Over 35
boys and girls of the Ned Lee West
End Settlement were entertained by
the management of the Elite theatre
Saturday afternoon. The children of
the kindergarten were especially well
represented. The boys and girls were
accompanied by the teachers of the
Two Sunday Fires. Two calls were
received by the fire department Sun
day afternoon. The first was from
2214 West Fourth street, where a
chimney had burned out and the sec
ond to the MoCorm&ck residence at
117 West Fourteenth street, where the
wallpaper over a flue had caught fire.
Cass Is Resumed. The personal in
Jury suit of Mrs. Catherina Zimmer
man vs. the city of Davenport was re
sumed In the district court yesterday
morning before Judge Letts. The
plaintiff rested her case shortly be
fore noon and In the afternoon the
witnesses for the city began their tes
timony. The plaintiff asks $5,000 for
Injuries alleged to have been received
in a fall at Sixteenth and Harrison
Caught Sneaking Out. Mrs. Mata
Lynch, proprietress of a rooming
house at 208 Brown street, made a
sensational catch before daybreak
Sunday morning when two of her
roomers, who were In arrears In their
room rent, were preparing to leave i
without the ceremony of a settlement.
The two had let down most of their
furnishings through the second story
window and were preparing to depart
w hen they were detected by the wom
an. No arrests have been made.
Held for Assault. August Schroder
appeared in police court yesterday to
answer to a charge of assault and bat
tery, which was brought against him
by Fritz Strayer, the result of a clash
In their rooming house in Northwest
Davenport. Strayer claimed that
Schroder had attacked him verbally
as well as physically because he
claimed that Strayer had insulted his
wife. The matter was sifted out in
court, Strayer not desiring to prose
cute and Schroder paid court costs
and was released. .
Two New Branches. A deal was
closed Saturday afternoon whereby
the Midland Motor company engages
A. P. Heaney as manager of the new
branch house to be opened at once
between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
streets on Hennepin avenue in Minne
apolis. W. A. Peck, who has done
more probably than any other indi
vidual to spread fame of the Midland
auto, departed from the factory Sun
day evening for Kansas City, where
he is to seek adequate quarters and
open the third of the Midland branch
houses. The house at Minneapolis, in
charge of Mr. Heaney, will be known
as the Northwest Midland Motor com
pany, the house which Mr. Peck will
establish at Kansas City will be con
ducted under the name of the South
west Midland Motor company. "
Fire Loss of Year. During the year
just ended the fire department re
sponded to 135 calls, a fact shown in
a report submitted yesterday to the
city commission by John Q. Hawk, fire
chief. The report covers a period
from Jan. 1, 1911, to Jan. 1, 1912. The
report is complete in detail, showing
the' total fire loss to be $45,677.22. The
big fire of the year was at the Dimock
& Gould lumber yard, the loss reach
ing nearly $10,000.
Want Fewer Saloons. A petition to
the city commission to enforce, with
out amendment and in accordance
with the recent ruling of Judge Gest
that saloon licenses are not continu
ous, the ordinance limiting the num
ber of saloons to one for each 500 in
habitants, was yesterday presented by
a committee representing the Men and
Religion Forward movement in Moline.
"In a year from now," said one of the
committee, "we will start another local
option fight and I believe we will win.'
Rev. A. F. Bergstrom said that if we
have an ordinance of one saloon to
every 500 inhabitants it should be en
forced. Rev. J. A. Hurley said that he
heartily endorsed the petition, which
he believes to be for the best interest
of the citj Mayor Carlson referred
action on the petition to a meeting of
the whole, saying: "There are many
points of law we must recognize, and
many different opinions are advances
by lawyers." Moline has a population
of 24,199 and saloons to the number
of 63. Enforcement of the present
saloon ordinance, under Judge Gest's
construction of Its provisions, would
mean issuance of only 4S licenses this
(Pperial to Th Argus.)
Pittsburgh, Pa.. Feb. C. Who, pray,
are we to b-lleve?
It was only a fe-w days ago that
Judge Gary, head of the Vnited States
Steel corporations, testifying before
the Stanley Investigating committee in
Washington, stoutly defended the atti
tude of the corporation toward its em
ployes. Gary appeared to be bubbling
over with rlRhteous indignation when
he vu asked If It wasn't true that un
skilled workmen had been reduced to
a condition of ai)ect misery. He de
nied it emphatically. On the other
band, he declared, wages and living
conditions of the steel workers had
been maWirlally bettered in the years
that have marked the corporation's
Louis D. Brandeis is a Boston law
yer who has gained renown by the
readiness with which he allies him
self with the people in cases where,
arrayed against the common welfare,
are Interests he regards as oppressive.
Brandeis testified before the Stan
ley committee, too.
bixty-flve per cent of the United' in
States Steel Corporation's employes
in the Pittsburg district," he de
clared, "earn less than the actual cost
of subsistence of the average Ameri
can family there."
He told how the Associated Chari
ties of this city has computed the cost
of a bare existence for a husband, wife
and three children, at $768 a year.
"By working twelve hours a day, 365
days a year, C5 per cent of the steel
workers earn within $1.50 of that
amount, actually required for the bare
cost of keeping body and soul togeth
er," Brandeis went on. "In len years,
the steel corporation has taken from
the American people $650,000,000 in ex
cess of a liberal profit on its invest
ment That profit has been used to
grind down Its employes to the misery
of their present condition."
The product of"
1 W1 1
on rrm ?
Is Brandeis right? Let us see.
Here in the Pittsburgh district the
general rate of pay for unskilled labor
the steel mills is 10V, cents an
hour. It has been increased a cent an
hour in some of the mills within the
last year or so.
The prevailing workday is 12 hours
for the men actually engaged in the
processes of manufacturing and work
ing steel, skilled and unskilled work
men alike. Most of the m work in
changing shifts, so, for the steel work
er there really are 14 work days from
Sunday morning to Sunday morning.
For him Sunday is not a day of rest
a day of church and an easy chair at
home, and the Sunday papers. It's just
a day, like the rest of them.
In his Washington testimony Judge
Gary laid much stress upon the cor
poration's profit sharing plan. Mod
estly he told the Investigators how the
great corporation had, in the kindness
of its heart, split many a melon for
the poor working man.
The working men themselves those
who dare to talk about it call it a
6cheme to make their slavery more
This is what John Andrews Fitch,
fellow of the University of Wisconsin,
wrote after examining the profit shar
ing plan as it operates in mills of this
"It should be clearly understood that
the bonus plan is distinct from the
steel corporation's scheme of issuing
preferred stock to employes. Both
plans were inaugurated at the same
time in 1903, though a less inclusive
bonus system had been in operation in
the Carnegie Steel company before the
consolidation. In a degree, the pur
poses of both were identical in serving
the administrative interests of the cor
poration, yet there is an essential dif
ference in the two plans. The stock
issue plan is for the purpose of crea
ting greater stability in the labor force
by making it an object to remain con
tinuously in the spirit of loyalty. The
bonus system is a plan for giving defi
nite cash rewards to foremen and su
perintendents for their activity in get
ting out a high tonnage. It is an in
ducement to men In authority to drive
those below them."
Scots Reorganize. Scots of Moline
met Sunday afternoon at the home of
Charles Morrison, 1522 Fifteenth
street, and reorganized the Mississippi
Valley Calendonian club. Twenty-five
were present and a committee was
appointed to draft by-laws which will
be acted on at a meeting to be held
soon. There are 40 to 45 Scots in this
vicinity. Business sessions will be held
each month, but a place of meeting
has not been selected. There will be
four big social sessions each year, one
about Jan. 25, in celebration of the
birthday anniversary of Robert Burns;
a general gathering of the clans in
March; a picnic about July 4, and cel
ebration of St. Andrew's day in No
vember. Officers of the club are:
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. Chicago, Feb. 6. Is Is possible to de
velop a red light to protect the rear
of passenger trains that would have
the same power as the white headlight
of the engine pulling the train?
Would such a light, placed on the
rear of Mr. Melcher's private coach,
have prevented the accident that re
sulted In the death of former President
J. T. Harahan of the Illinois Central.
Vice President F. O. Melcher of the
Rock Island, and two other officials
of that road at Kinmundy, I1L, recent
These questions were discussed Sat
urday by operating officials of a num
ber of railroads entering Chicago.
Answers to the first question were
more or less uncertain. Those to the
second question were positive on one
point that lights alone would not fur
nish the protection which should be
afforded to every train. The first prin
ciple of safety, they held, is a sharp
lookout at all times by the trainmen
and the carrying out of precautionary
measures prescribed In the book of
It was admitted that larger tail
lights might be a benefit, but lights of
the size or power described, the operat
ing men said, would not be practicable
even if they could be seen at a greater
distance. The inquiry developed the
fact, however, that several railroads In
different parts of the country have re
inforced the two red tail lights adopt
ed as a standard by the American
Railway association with a third light
which is placed on the rear platform
between the gates.
This light in one case is patterned
after a binnacle, or ship's light In the
other instances it is an enlargement
or the tail light
Just what effect these extra precau
tionary measures may have in prevent
ing a rear end collision of the kind
that occurred at Kinmundy is still a
debatable question, according to the
opinions of the railroad men inter
viewed. F. E. Ward, general manager of the
Burlington lines, did not believe a red
light could be developed that would
have the same power as the white
A red light," said Mr. Ward, "has
neither the same brilliancy nor the
carrying qualities of a white light
"On the Burlington we several years
ago adopted in our train practice the
use of a third light of slightly larger
size than the ordinary tail lights. On
passenger trains this is placed on the
rear platform, while in the case of a
freight train it is placed at the top of
the car a little above the two regular
I would not say that a stronger
light would have prevented the acci
dent at Kinmundy."
W. S. Tinsman, general manager of
the Rock Island lines, said he thought
the present tail lights can be seen a
sufficient distance in the rear for all
safety purposes if the engineer is
"I would, however, like to see the ef
fect of a powerful light back of a cloud
of steam," he added. "I believe the
steam w ould have a tendency to act as
a sort of magnifier if the light were
strong enough to penetrate it"
The opinion of General Manager H
J. Slifer of the Chicago Great Western
railroad coincided with that of Mr.
Ward of the Burlington regarding the
part that watchfulness on the part ot
trainmen exercises in the safe opera
tion of trams.
"The Missouri Pacific," said Mr. Sli
fer, "has adopted a third light which
is a sort of binnacle, or ship's light
which is used on the fore and aft sides
of a boat. It is an oil burning lamp
boxed, with a circular light, backed
by a powerful lens. The light, I would
say, is about fifteen inches in circum
lerence, as compared with the six
inch circumference of the standard tail
mis ligm is piacea on the rear
platform as an auxiliary of the regu
lar tail lights. It was devised for use
on the division between Kansas City
and Ieavenworth, Kas., on the theory
that it could be seen at a farther dis
tance back on the curves for which
that division is known.
I do not know how successfully
the plan has worked out, but I have
equipped my private car No. 101 with
one of the lights for a test, and the
next time I go over that division.
over which our trains run I will aBk
the operators to watch the car as it
passes to observe the efTect I have
attached electric power to my light
and I have also had a bracket put on
it to hang it the same as a tail light.
11113 ngni can ue nanmed by one
Inches of ice. Another engine was se
cured to pull the train out
A report on the premiums awarded
during 1911 to section foremen and
roadmasters who made the best show
ing in track improvements was made
public yesterday by the Rock Island
road. A total of $3,825 was distribu
ted among 63 employes. Many of the
recipients of prize money have advis
ed their superior officers that they di
vided the premiums with men who had
assisted them in achieving good re
sults. The awarding of these premi
ums has become a permanent feature
oi ice - reward ror good service ' sys
tem on the Rock Island lines.
Train Frozen to the Track.
Sauk Center, Minn., Feb. 6.-A pas
senger train on the Little Falls an
Duluth branch of the Northern Pacific
was detained here more than three
hours by being frozen to the track.
The water tank overflowed, the train
stopped to take on water, and when an
attempt was made to start the engine
the wheels were frozen in several
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State Gets Work for 59,827.
Springfield, Feb. 6. The annual re
port of the Illinois free employment
bureau, which -was Bent to the printei
yesterday, says B9.827 persons vrera
given employment at a cost to the
state of 71 cents each during 1911
through the six officers of the agency.
The total number of applications for
positionB was 76,127, 51,417 being from
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