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THE ROCK ISEAND AHGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY ' 16 1912.
PAY DAY SOUGHT
Tri-City Federation of -Labor
Wants Railroad Check
Twice a Month.
CONVICTS ON HIGHWAYS
Organization Will KoC Endorse Po
litical Candidates To go to'
Steps to compel the railroad com
panies to pay their employee semi
monthly Instead of once a month, as
Is now the practice, were taken at
the meeting of the Trl-Clty Federation
ol Labor last night, at which time a
committee was appointed to draw up
resolutions to be taken before the Il
linois state legislature. The federa
tion men expect to press the matter,
end should the labor men join In the
Tight all over the country and succeed
in accomplishing their aim. it will
mean that the clerical forces in the ac
counting departments will have to be
doubled. Under the present system of
monthly payments, the men In the ac
counting departments are compelled to
vork overtime the latter part of the
month in order to get out the payroll,
and a semi-monthly pay day would
necessarily mean just twice as much
work and twice as many men, as well
as an enormous expenditure on the
part of the company for Increased
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$2.50 Sample Shoes
The best value In the trl-cltles. We
run a general shoe store and have
bargains In all kinds of shoes. We
ran fit babies, children and women
w'th good shoes from 25c to 98c and
Harry Or man,
bargains and 12.50 sample shoes.
East Side Market Square.
salaries. The federation feels confi
dent that the new pa; system will be
installed and Intends to concentrate
its efforts along this line.
WA.1T SEW C05T1CT LAW.
Resolutions were passed asking the
legislature of Illinois to enact a law
placing convicts of the state peniten
tiary on public highways for a period
of more than three out of five years, as
the health authorities have establish
ed the fact that congested conditions
in the state penal Institution are in
jurious to the health of the Inmates
and are a detriment to them, both
mentally and physically. These reso
lutions also ask that the convicts shall
not work more than eight hours a day.
Another clause requests that all
guards and bookkeepers for outside
work on public highways shall be cit
izens cf the state and eligible under
the civil service act. A copy of these
resolutions Is to be presented to Gov
ernor Charles S. Deneen.
FIGHT OX BRICK.
Alderman Denger of Davenport,
chairman of the paving committee
there, addressed the federation on the
subject of brick, and In an effort to as
sist the union men of this city in their
fight against the use of the truBt brick,
a committee of 15 was appointed to
meet with the Davenport men on
March 6. at which time a list will be
compiled of all firms in the state who
are manufacturing union bricks. An
effort will be made to discourage the
use of brick made by non-union men.
JiO POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT.
It was decided that the federation
paper would accept political advertis
ing -from candidates but would not en
dorse any particular man or men until.
possibly, at the close of the campaign,
Committees of three from each of the
tri-citles were appointed to charter a
special car and make arrangements
for a trip to Muscatine, the plan being
to send up a delegation of about TOO
union men to assist in the political
fight now being waged In Muscatine
against the button workers. The trip
will be made on Sunday and every ef
fort made to push the socialistic ticket
at that place. The democratic and re
publican parties in Muscatine have
both combined on a citizens" ticket
which upholds the button workers,
and for this reason the union man feel
they should do all In their power to
assist their brother workmen. A big
brass band will be taken to furnish the
noise for the occasion.
An effort Is to be made to organize
the bake shops In the tri-citles and F.
H. Roes, representing the bakery
workers' onion, is expected here In a
few days to take definite action along
this line. !
The meeting at which John Mitchell,
vice president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, Is scheduled to deliver
an address on "The Philosophy and
Ideals of the Trade Union Move
ment" will be held in the Illinois the
atre March 7 and arrangements have
been made to reserve seats for dele
gates and their ladies.
THE BEST SHOE AT A' JUST
; '. PRICE
,4 -' ? 7 " '
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Every Day a Better Day
Sample Shoe Co.
Store, 323 17th Street, Rock Island, 111
$3.50 to $5.00 Values at
A complete line of the popular
1912 white Nubucks in high
boots and pumns. rmrtv bHtj.
pers in all
colors at .
The largest sample shoe house
in the tri-cities, 17th Street be
tween 3rd and 4th avenues.
play Windows. "
We have the new Modern Flat
custom last in tan and gun met
al, button and lace
at your choice
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THE BEST SHOE AT A JUST
323 17th Street $2.50
Out of the high rent district,
south of H. Tremann's meat
H IIP) Jn
CUMMINS AIDED AS
For Saturday, Mon
day and Tuesday
Ktrictly fresh eggs.
per dozen 32VC
Ilewt creamery butter,
per lb 35c
Fancy eating or cooking
apples, per pk .-25c
7 cans Pet milk 25c
Elephant brand oranges, iwch
ns sugar, each Xc
Good ripe bananas,
per dozen 10c
per quart 12Vfcc
2 cans best grade corn... 15c
2 cans Karo syrup 15c
2 cans early June peas...23c
2 pkgs. self-rising t
pancake flour for 15c
2 pkgs. fresh toasted
corn flakes 15c
2 lbs. fresh baked gingersnaps,
soda or oyster crackers .. 1 5 C
Fancy bacon, per lb .... 15c
Norway mackerel, 2 for..l5c
Fancy California prunes,
per lb 10c
Seven Sc packages Gold
Seven packages' Argd
Seven boxes Searchlight
3 cans kidney, string or
baked beans 25c
3 cans fancy pears 25c
3 bottles ketchup 25c
8 bars Lenox soap 25c
2 lbs. best lard 25c
4 lbs. hand-picked navy
Iowa brand coffee, can't
be beat, per lb 2Cc
Regular 60c nncolored
Japan tea. per lb 39c
Large Jar Llbby olives,
2 lbs. bet butterine 35c
17 lbs. best granulated
Flour has advanced. Positive
ly your last opportunity to buy
our Jersey Cream flour In tow
700 Twelfth Street
Old phoaee Wet 443 and 809.
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Vr- ivHf 4
Lmiiimii il 1 ,f
Frank G. Young leaves tonight for
Ell Mosenfelder left for New York
last night on a business trip.
Friends of Sen. A. B. Cummins, of.
Iowa, wh recently announced bla
candidacy on r progressive platform
for the Republican presidential nom
ination, believe his cause has been
greatly helped by the withdrawal of
Sen. LaFollette. This la a new and
hitherto unpublished . portrait of the
epectlon car of C. H. Huddleston, divi
sion superintendent of the Missouri,
Kansas and Texasrailroad, one of Mr.
Huddleston's feet was severed, lie
was taken to Waco.
TO BE DIVIDED?
Mrs. James O'Connor Apprised
of Activity of Relatives Who
Seek to Find Her.
ESTATE AT BINGHAMPTON
Came Here 29 Tears Ago as Miss
Mamie Xolan and Has lived
bronght to a close. She says that
she has no doubt that the desire
is to close up her mother's estate
and to apportion the property to the
children. The estate includes prop
erty In Binghampton, valuable sev
eral years ago. As Binghampton has
increased considerably in size since
then, the property value is large.
Mrs. O'Connor resided at 1007
Third avenue for years and it was at
that address and as Miss Mamie No
lan that she was sought.
BOLD DETAIL IS BARED
IN THE BOMB CASES
Continued from Pace One.)
"Unwritten Law" Defense
In the Kilduff murder trial at Daven.
St. Joseph, Mo. Two discharged
Pullman car porters are under ar-
port witnesses who were put on the lest here Pending Investigation of a
stand yesterday afternoon and this
morning testilied to the bad character
! of the murdered man, and the defense
is banking strongly on the "unwritten
1 law" plea to secure acquittal.
Harry M. McOaskrin, republican
candidate for state's attorney, will
speak at Turner ball, Saturday even
ing, Feb. 17, at 8 p. m. His subject
will be "Taxes, Millionaire Tax
Dodgers, the State's Attorney, Fines,
Graft and the Way High License
Helps the Millionaire Tax Dodgers,
Wife Cot Tip Top Advice.
"My wife wanted me to take our
boy to the doctor to cure an ugly
boil," writes D. Frankel of Stroud,
Okla. "I said 'put Bucklen's Arnica
Salve on It. She did so. and it cur
ed the boil in a short time." Quick
est healer of burns, scalds, cuts,
corns, bruises, sprains, swellings.
Best pile cure on earth. Try it.
Only 25 cents at all druggists.
Foot Severed in Crash.
Houston, Texas, Feb. 16. When a
switch engine crashed Into the lu
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H OHri it
FOR THE CHILDREN
When the chil
dren have a
cold or cough
or when they
need a tonic.
A mothers should
1 rm ....
oe careiui uev
er to fire them
it does not con
drugs or alco
hol in any
1 John's Medicine is a safe medicine to
tgive the children. Thousands of
mothers use It In their homes right
! along. It has a history of 50 years
i of success In the treatment of coughs.
co ids and lung troubles, a well as a
tonic and body builder for those who
are weak and run down. Get a bottle
tcday. Be sure you get what yon
scries of robberies of passengers in
sleeping cars on trains entering this
San Diego, Cal. Thrown from a
bicycle while going 30 miles an hour,
J. A. Nelson, 17 years old, smashed
through the glass window shield of
an on-coming automobile Thursday.
He escaped injury.
Boston That the monopoly of the
United Shoe Machinery company,
through Its patents, is legal and ab
solute and as such is outside the pro
visions of the Sherman law, was the
basis of the argument of Charles F,
Choate in continuing his support
Thursday of the demurrer of the five
indicted officials of the company.
Toulon The Cunard and Ham
Durg American steamsmp lines are
considering the possibility of substi
tution of this city for Havre as a port
of call on the Mediterranean service
iterbo, Italy Two more of the
Camorrists who have been on trial
charged with complicity in the mur
der in 1906 of Cennaro Guocolo,
were released Thursday by the pre
Glasgow, Scotland A reflex of the
threatened national coal strike is!
seen in the issuance of notices by the j
Mast furnace owners throughout
Scotland to their workmen, terminat
ing contracts on Feb. 29, the date on
which the mine strike is expected.
That she la the heir to ft portion
of a small fortune left by her mother
is the opinion of Mrs, James O'Con
nor, who came to Rock Island from
her home In Binghampton, N. Y., 25
years ago as Miss Mamie Nolan and
who has made this city her home
since that time. News which leads
Mrs. O'Connor to believe in her good
fortune came to her first this morn
ing when a representative f The
Argus informed her that she is being
sought by Mrs. Joseph Davis, 97
Deussey street, Binghampton, or
Lewis Y. Smith, attorney at law,
with' offices In the Savings bank
building in Syracuse, N. Y. Mrs.
O'Connor Is stopping at the Rock Is
land house. Her husband Is engag
ed as an .automobile salesman. Im
mediately after 6he was advised of
the activity f New Yorkers to find
her, Mrs. O'Connor started commun
ications with them. She expects as
answer to confirm her supposition
within a' very short time..
Ten years ago, practically all com
munication between Mrs. O'Connor
and her relatives in the east was
That McNamara replied to Painter
he "would try to help him out."
Prince Here to Seek Wives.
San Francisco, Feb. 16. Abdula
Piang, prince of the bouse of Piang,
of the Morosjistricts of the Philippine
Islands, was among the passengers
on the Japanese liner Shinyo Mara to
day. He will tour this conntm in com
pany with L. B. Kldwelh a lumber
merchant of the Calabato dlstricjt Ac
cording to KIdwell, the last admoni
tion of Datto Piang to his sonrin leav
ing the Philippines was to bsin back
with him as many wives aa( he could
induce to accept him. .
A week is all I
will ask you to
pay me on a 17
jewel watch in a
25 year 14 -karat
gold filled Hunt
ing or open fape
case. Buying a
watch is indeed
don't put off,
but come right to
my store and
pick out 'the watch
you want. Simons'
Jewelry store, 305
Mob Kilts Man and Woman.
Marshall, Texas. Feb. 16. Unidenti
fied men lynched two negroes, George
Sanders and Mary Jackson, hanging
them to the same tree, Just across the
Panola- county line, early Tuesday
morning. The negroes had lived at
the same house with Tennie Sneed, a
young negro who shot and killed Paul
Strange, a white man, Jan. 29.
Sells ill Horse for Sausage; Fined. ;
New York, Feb. 16. Max Claps, a j
horse dealer, was fined on convic
tion of. sending a horse afflicted with
glanders, to Kearney, S J.; to be
slaughtered and used in sausages to
be disposed of abroad.
A few minutes' "delay n treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor
often proves dangerous. The safest
way is to keep Chamberlain's' Cough
Remedy in the house and at the first
indication of croup give the child a j g
dose. Pleasant to take and alvrays j 8
rarfi. Sold hr 11 rtriiiHcta P.
to have the best eye help
possible that's why we in
vite you to have your eyes
examined and fitted here.
ot hit having talked to Michael J.
Young about these Jobs, saying: "Mike
wants to see your friend (meaning Mo
Manlgal) that was In the east some
time before. Can yon get him to come
here to do a Job for xner Mike will
That McNamara -wrote to 'Webb In
answer that the Boston and New York
Jobs were being considered.
That Webb again wrote to McNam
ara describing the new opera house in
Boston, telling where derricks could
be blown np and when the guards were
on and off duty.
LETTERS BASIS OF CHARGE.
That McNamara In 1909 wrote let
ters to powder companies negotiating
for explosives, the negotiations being
similar to those which resulted in the
blowing up of the Los Angeles Times
That McNamara wrote to P. J. Mor
ris of St Louis March, 1910, about Jobs
that were later blown up there.
That Charles Beum at Minneapolis
in April, 1910, wrote McNamara that
he bad taken photographs of non-union
Jobs that were in course of construc
tion and would send them to him.
That Ryan from New York wrote to
McNamara in April, 1910, as follows:
"In regard to the McCHntlc-Marshall
Jobs, let Legleltnei1 attend to the Jobs
in his district Let Butler attend to
the Jobs at' Buffalo and Rochester.
Hockin arrange for the Cleveland and
Detroit and Cincinnati Jobs. Morris
can attend to Mount Vernon. Webb is
now at South Bethlehem. Will send
him to Worcester, Mass., Davenport
Iowa. Peoria can be handled by Hock
in. Chicago is at work on the Jobs
there. Let Colley work on a bunch at
Chalmette. I will take up the job at
Jersey City with some one in 45. This
should be started at once."
That in response McNamara wrote to
Ryan two days later: "I am writing
Legleltner, Butler and Hockin about
the work of the McClintic-Marshall
company. I have already written
Cooley about the work of the above
named concern at Chalmette."
GIVES HYAS LETTER.
That Ryan wrote from New York to
McNamara in April, 1910, in regard to
dynamiting for the benefit of a local
union at Peoria, 111., as follows: "In re
gard to the Peoria request I am of the
same opinion as yourself. What' Is
spent there should, be through Hockin.
I don't mind expending a reasonable
amount in view of ail the circum
stances." That Motrin wrote to McNamara
from St Louis in May, 1910, reporting
an inspection trip he had taken to
Mount Vernon, where structures were
blown up, as follows:
"My friend Coleman took me around
to. show me where the eruption took
place. It seems as though they don't
want a recurrence of the affair, as I
counted 10 watchmen and a couple of
others prowling around. I think they
were fly mugs and I was not all
through the building. The Big Four
extension to Evansville will cross the
Wabash about four miles from Mount
Carmel, 111. I wish if President Ryan i
would happen around the main office
of the Big Four he would try and find
out who has the Job."
That McNamara replied to Motrin he
had forwarded his letter to Ryan.
That F. K. Painter wrote to McNam
ara from Omafca in May, 1910, In re
gard to a Job of the Wisconsin Bridge
company, which was damaged by an
explosion, as follows:
"They have no police protection
within 10 blocks of the Job. This is a
power house for the street car com
pany. Hope If there is any way you
could give us help to straighten np the
Job, you will do It, as this Is only the
secoad big non-onion job in this city."
4?T fl l
ill ado from Qrspo Cream of Tar
tar absolutely free from alum
For sixty years American ' housed
wives have found Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder a guarantee of light,
pure and wholesome food.
Saturday, Feb. 17 .
10,000 pounds unreadered
leaf lard, per pound ......
Pork loin roast
Fork shoulder roast,
Fresh spare ribs
Choice beef pot roast,
Choice beef rib roast
per pound ,
Choice beef boiling meat,
per pound . .
Butterine in two pound
per roll ,
The above are all U. S. government inspected
goods and second to none in quality. Prices low.
er than any low prices in the tri-cities. '
25c 30c 35c
uenier Bros .
1628 2d Ave. Rock Island