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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MARCH 8, 1912.
WILL FIRE SALUTE
Short!? after sunrise tomorrow by
straining your ears yon may catch the
sound of what seems to be a distant
battle, but be not afraid. Illinois has
not been Invaded, it will merely be
the thunder of the 34 gun salute
which will be fired at Rock Island ar
senal In honor of Ericsson day and the
50th anniversary of the day on which
the Monitor defeated the Merrimac in
the famous battle between the first
two Ironclads of history. Colonel
George W. Burr, commandant at the
arsenal, received orders recently from
Ceneral William Crozier, chief of ord
rance, to fire the salute, a petition for
it having been forwarded to Washing
ton by parties connected with Augus-
tana college where Ericsson day will be
fittingly observed in honor of the man
whose invention played a powerful
part in the fate of this country. Other
than the firing of the salute there will
be no observance of the day at the ar
terial. Services appropriate to the anniver
sary will be held at Augusta aa col
lege tonight. Lieutenant Colonel
George W. Burr of Rock Island arsenal
will make the principal address, and
exercises as heretofore described will
be carried out.
JOHN MITCHELL SPEAKS TO
LOCAL LABOR AUDIENCE
(Continued from Page Six.)
tlonal vitality to the national conserva
tion commission, says:
" The present working day, irom a
physiological point of view, is too
long and keeps the majority of men
and women in a continual state of
over-fatigue. It starts a vicious circle
leading to the craving of means for
deadening fatigue, thus inducing
drunkenness and other excesses. Ex
perlence In reducing the working day
shows a great Improvement In the
physical efficiency of laborers, in many
cases resulting In even increasing their
output sufficiently to compensate the
employer for the shorter day. Several
samples of such result exist, but the
real Justification of a shorter workday
is found In the Interest of the race,
not the employer
WORK FOR WOMEKi
"If trade unionism had rendered no
other service to humanity, it would
have Justified its existence by Its ef-
forts in behalf of working women and
children. Unfortunately, society does
not seem to feel Itself capable of con
ducting its Industries without the aid
of its weaker members, and with each
advance in production, with each In
crease in wealth and the capacity of
For Saturday, Mon
day and Tuesday
Strictly fresh eggs,
per dozen 19c
Finest creamery butter,
per pound 32 VC
Nine bars Lenox soap ... 25c
Sweet Juicy oranges, you know
the kind, each lc
17 pounds best granulated
sugar for $1.00
Jersey Cream flour, in towel
sacks, guaranteed ... $1,39
Choice eating or cooking
apples, per peck 25c
Fresh cocoanuts, each ... Be
Seven cans Pet milk ... 25c
Iowa brand coffee, none
better, pound 25a
Quart Jars apple butter, regu
lar price 20c, for this sale,
two Jars 25c
Four pounds Japan head
Four pounds hand picked
navy beans 25c
Early June peas, per can He
Two cans best
sweet corn $q
Two tall 15c cans salmon
Two finest salt mackerel
Three cans sauer kraut.. 26c
Three cans' hominy, kidney,
string or baked
beans for 25c
Seven boxes Searchlight
Two pounds fresh glngersnaps,
soda or oyster crackers
Two packages self rising
pancake flour 15c
Two large 10c bottles
Two pounds best
Two packages Shredded
Wheat for 25c
Two packages Grape-Nuts
700 Twelfth Street
Old phones West 443 and 869.
Delivery to any part of the city.
producing wealth, women and children
In ever larger numbers are drafted into
"Were It not for the Influence of
trade unionism the work that women
and gins are compelled to do would
prove even more demoralizing. The
trade union seeks to protect the wom
an morally, physically and industrial
ly; it demands that she 6hall not be
employed at night work or for exces
sively long hours; it demands and In
sists that she shall receive equal pay
with men for equal work. In demand
ing equal pay and healthful surround
ings for women the trsde union not
only protects the woman and the home.
but it also protects the standard of
living of all wage earners.
Even more Important than the ben
efits conferred by trade unionism upon
women workers have been its efforts
in behalf of tolling children. Since
the birth of the factory system chil
dren have been mustered by thousands
into the factories, and on account of
their nimbleness, their docility, their
powerlessness to resist oppression and
the low wages they were forced to
accept, have been permitted to displace
men and to ruin themselves by work
unsulted to their age and strength.
DE500CES CHILD LABOR.
It is hard to reconcile the humanity
and vaunted Intelligence of this era
with the wholesale employment of
children In gainful pursuits. Childhood
should be a period of growth and edu
cation; It should be the stage in
which the man is trained for future
effort and future work. With each
advance in civilization, with each Im
provement of mankind, the period of
childhood should be extended, in order
that the men and women of the next
generation may be mature and fully
developed. The outlook upon life
of a child emerging from the fac
tory after five or six years of work
at deadening and monotonous labor is
not at all encouraging, and It is not
to.be wondered at that many children
from such a task develop into tramps
INDICTMENT AGAINST SOCIETY.
"The constant throwing off of these
worn out, prematurely aged children
Is a terrible Indictment against a so
ciety boasting of Its civilization. It
is difficult to conceive of anything
more fatuous, anything more absurd
and immoral than the wholesale em
ployment of children. Apart from the
particular and special evils of the sys
tem as It exists today, the policy of
extracting work from children and ex
ploiting their slow growing strength
Is utterly vicious and entirely self
destructive. A state of society might
be conceived in which poverty was so
general that even the little children
would needs be drafted into the in
dustrial army in order to produce
enough to enable society to eke out
its existence, but in a nation in which
production is so far in excess of con
sumption that thousands of strong
men can find no work to do and in
which we are building up a permanent
army of unemployed, it but emphasizes
the evil of a system which permits the
exploitation and degradation of chil
TIME FOR BETTER THINGS.
"The increased wages and shortened
hours of labor have in themselves
brought about a vast improvement in
the mental and moral status of the
workers. Workmen who formerly
went from their 12 hours of labor to
the nearest saloon now spend their
time with their families. Improving
their minds and enjoying a sensible
and sane recreation. In most in
stances Increased wages and shorter
hours have meant the notification of
the Intellectual and artu lc sense of
the workers; have meant books and
pictures; have meant a few additional
rooms in the house and more decent
surroundings generally; have meant a
few years' extra schooling for the chil
dren; have meant, finally, a general
uplifting of the whole working class.
"Trade unionism has benefited the
worker and raised his whole intellec
tual and moral tone by the emphasis
it has laid upon the welfare of the
workingman. Too often the employer,
Our law offices are now located on
the second floor of the State Savings
Bank and Trust company's new
building, corner Fifteenth street and
Fifth avenue, Moline, 111.
J. B. and J. L. OAKLEAF
A WOMAN DOCTOR
Was Quick to Discover What Was Do
ing the Mischief.
A lady tells of a bad case of coffee
poisoning .(tea is equally harmful, be
cause it contains caffeine the same
drug found In coffee), and tells It In a
way so simple and straightforward that
literary skill could not improve it.
"I had neuralgic headaches for 12
years," she 6ays, "and have suffered
i untold agocy. When I first began to
have them I weighed 140 pounds, but
they brought me down to 110.
"I went to many doctors and they
gave me only temporary relief. So I
suffered on, till one day a woman doc
tor advised me to drink Poetum. She
said I looked like I was coffee pois
oned. "So I began to drink Postum, and
gained 15 pounds in the first few weeks
and am etlll gaining, but not so fast
ss at first. My headaches began to
leave me after I had used Poetum about
two weeks long enough, I expect, to
get the coffee poison out of my system.
"Now that a few months have pass
! ed since I began to use Postum, I can
gladly say that I never know what a
'neuralgic headache is like any more,
and It was nothing but Postum that
1 relieved me.
"Before I used Postum I never went
'out alone; I would get bewildered and
would not know w hich way to turn,
Now I go alone and my head is ss clear
jas a bell. My brain and nerves are
stronger than they have been for
'years." Name given by Postum com-
psny. Buttle Creek. Mich.
I "Theres' a reason,' and It is explain
ed in the little book. "The Road to
Wellville.' In packages.
Ever resd the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
like the political economist of former
times, has been interested chiefly In
the amount of production; he has for
gotten the producer in the goods pro
duced. Trade unionists and other
thoughtful men have laid the emphasis
not upon the goods but upon the man
by whom and ultimately for whom
they are produced. It is no longer
the machine but the man at the ma
chine that is taking the center of the
stage in economic thought.
SENSE OF DIGNITY,
"Trade unionism distinctly raises
the moral tone of the wage earners
by infusing into them a sense of the
dignity of labor. There is much lip
service paid to the ennobling effect of
labor and the dignity it confers upon
the workman, but it Is the trade union,
more than any other institution, that
translates these mere professions into
actual deeds. The unionist feels that
it is not the work Itself but the spirit
in which the work is accepted and per
formed that ennobles the worker. The
principal element that gives to labor
its dignity is its voluntary character
WHAT HAS BEEN GAINED.
The great new fact of American
labor is its organization. The work
ingman has Joined with his fellow
workman and has obtained as a right.
not as a privilege, higher wages, short
er hours and better conditions of life
and labor. Finally, through the trade
agreement, he has eecured the right
to be consulted as to the conditions
under which his work shall be per
formed. Every man who becomes a
member of a trade union subscribes,
substantially, to the following declara
"We are pledged to the emancipa
tion of our class from poverty, ignor
ance and selfishness; to be respectful
in word and action to every woman;
to be considerate to the widow and the
orphan, the weak and the defenseless,
and never to discriminate against a
fellow worker on account of creed,
color or nationality; to defend free
dom of thought whether expressed by
tongue or pen; to educate ourselves
and our fellow workers In the history
of the labor movement. We promise
that we will never knowingly wrong
a brother or see him wronged when
in our power to prevent it We will
endeavor to subordinate every selfish
Impulse to the task of elevating the
material, intellectual and moral condi
tions of the entire laboring class.
IS MORAL MOVEMENT. '
"The trade union movement is pri
marily and fundamentally a moral
movement. While attention is at
tracted to it by its strikes and its
struggles, yet the battles it fights in
defense of the poor and the helpless
are but phases of the greater move
ment that is making for the mental,
the moral and the physical develop
ment of all our people.
"There will be. of course, recessions
and progressions of the trade union
movement like the ebb and the flow
of the tide. The movement will be
helped on In days of prosperity and
retarded in days of adversity. There
can be no doubt, however, that the
movement Is onward and upward. It
takes generations to -Implant dignity
in the human breast, but once implant
ed it is ineradicable.
"Said that great, humane philoso
pher. Thomas Carlyle, 'This that they
call the organisation of labor Is the
universal vital problem of the world.
DATE OF BANQUET
CHANGED TO 19TH
The date of the annual banquet of
the Rock Island Business Men's asso
ciation has been changed from Friday,
March 15, to Tuesday, March 19, when
it will be held at the Rock Island club
at 7 in the evenings and on which oc
casion Hon. Charles Adklns of Bement;
111., speaker of the lower house of the
Illinois general assembly, will deliver
the main address. There will probably
also be a local speaker.
The committee on arrangements is
composed of E. B. McKown, chairman,
W. H. Thorns and H. A. Clevenstine
The tickets are to be placed at $1.50,
and the invitation is extended to all
citizens whether members of the Busi
ness Men's association or not, to at
tend. The capacity of the banquet hall
at the club is 150, and there will be
accommodations for that many.
Lucinda McRoberts to Frank L. Mo
Roberts, tract in sections 11 and 14-19-
Frank L. McRoberts to J. H. Lees,
same as above, $8,633.75.
Annie E. Widdlngton to Jean A.
Pope, lot 31, block 121, New Shops ad
dition. East Moline, $1.
William Seitz to Joseph Scherer, s.
e. V. b. w. t, section 34-16-lw., $6,
800. Amos W. Donahoo to William A.
Buckley, tract section 25, 26, 35-19-2e.,
E. H. Stafford to J. E. Brown, lot 8,
block 22, second addition, Silvis, $285.
Ernest L. Marston to Luman C. El
liott, w. a. w. yt, section 35-16-4W.,
William Hahn to Albert F. Seidler,
tract in section 1S-16-4W., $19,255-.
Barbara Schmidt to Michael
Schmidt, n. e. n. e. Vi. section 16-16-4w,
Ellen Brennan to C. A. Schenebrlck-
er, lot 8, .Mixter's subdiv. outlot 24,
Rock Island, $1,450.
Joel F. Crouch to Ida K. and Glaus
H. tract in sections 31 and 32, 36-17-2W.
Charles D. Folson to Mrs. Lillian
Voelkers, lot 18, block 9, Silvis, $400.
George C. Connelly to Joel F.
Grouch,' lot 1, block 1, Sear's first ad
dition. Sears, $2,100.
George Fuhr, Jr., to Adam Schmidt,
tract section ll-16-4w., $31,600.
John W. Gilchrist to William H. and
Ralph W. Lamont, part lots 3 and 4,
block 1, Spencer and Case's addition.
Rock Island, $1.
Nancy M. Heath, et al., to Lucy Clara
Meyer, e Vi lots 5, 6 and 7, block 1,
Taylor Ridge, $1.
George Fuhr to John Fuhr, n Vt, s.
w. Vi. n. e. Vi. section 14-16-4W., $4,500.
Arthur B. and Meta W. Chapman to
Agnes Erickson, lots 9 and 10, Candee's
subdiv., Moline, $1.
G. A. Stephens to city of Moline,
south part outlot 2, G. A. Stephen's
first addition, Moline.
Tri-City Railway company to city of
Moline, tract n. V4. section 33-18-lw
(20 ft road 7th ave., to cemetery), $1.
Frank P. Roberts to Arthur P. Rob
erts, . e. Vi. s. w. Vi. section 35-1 7-4w.
(40 acres). $1,000.
The Black Diamond Coal company
to Ben T. Cable and Lucy Cable Cas-
Railway Wages and Railway Earnings
There were substantial increases in
the wages of railway employes during
the fiscal year 1911. Reports filed
with the interstate commerce commis
sion show that the total compensation
to the employes of railways over 500
miles long was $1,006,277,249. The
total wage cost to the railways for the
year was greater by $41,868,822 than
it would have been at the rates of pay
In effect during 1910, and greater by
$69,297,678 than it would have been
at the rates of pay in efcect during
Notwithstanding an Increase of 2,
108 In the miles of railway operated.
there were fewer employes on the pay
rolls June 30, 1911, than on June 30,
1910, by 31,037, yet the total compen
sation paid to employes during 1911
was greater than that paid during
1910 by $49,976,216. This is greater
than the increase in the gross earn
ings of the railways by $22,595,121
The net revenue of the railways, which
are what Is left after paying operating
expenses, fell off by $40,988,539 during
this same period in which compensa
tlon increased nearly $50,000,000.
These figures are summarized from
Bulletin No. 28 of the bureau of rail
way economics, which is based on offi
cial reports made by the railways to
the interstate commerce commission,
and which exhibits in detail a com
parison of the aggregate compensa?
tlon to different classes of employes,
the number of employes of different
classes, and the relation to railway
traffic for the fiscal years 1909, 1910
The summary of revenues and ex
penses of the steam railways over 60
miles in length for the month of De
cember, Just Issued by this bureau,
shows that for the 'calendar year 1911
the total operating revenues were less
than for the calendar year 1910 by
$27,698,780. and the net revenues lea
Nineteen Miles a Second
without a Jar, shock or disturbance, la
the awful speed of our earth through
space. We wonder at such ease of
nature's movement, and so do those
who take Dr. King's New Life Pills.
No griping, no distress. Just thorough
work that brings good health and fine
feelings. Twenty-five cents at all
Sourness, Heaviness, Hekhlng
Stomach Distress (Quickly
Magical Mi-o-na is what you need
for any disturbed condition of the
Mi-o-na stomach tablets will
drive all the poisonous gases from
your stomach and make your stom
ach strong enough to digest any
For any ailment caused by weak
stomach such as sick headache, diz
ziness, nervousness, lack of efficien
cy; that tired all in feeling, sleep
lessness, bad dreams or bad stomach
the morning after too much smok
ing and drinking for all these ail
ments nothing on earth can surpass
Mi-o-na. Large box for 50 cents at
the Harper House pharmacy and
To All Members of John Buford Post,
the Spanish War Veterans, the i
Woman's Relief corps and Ladies
of the G. A. R.: There will be an open
meeting of John Buford post on Satur
day evening, March 9. and you are in
vited to be present W. H. Carpenter,
Will You Give Us
a rhanr to show you our
large line of woolens and
bow we make them?
6l,T SI 5 SV,T
Haege Tailoring Co.
Opposite Harper House.
Wilhelmine C. Treichler to Theodore
E. Lundell, tract 6outhwest fractional
quarter section 23-16-6w., $1.
B. T. Cable et al., to Andrew G. Chin-
berg, tract section 36-17-lw., $11,931.40.
Henrietta and William Schroether
to Lizzie E. Robbing, lot 3, block 1,
Black Hawk second addition, Rock Is
Wallace Treichler to Theodore E.
Lundell, southwest quarter southeast
quarter section 23-16-6w., $1.
Albert C. Baron to Robert J. and
Sam H. Montgomery, east half north
west quarter and east half southweBt
quarter section 21-19-3e., $6,300.
August Gustafson to Louise O. Len-
sar, southeast quaner nonnweBt quar
ter northeast quarter southwest quar
ter northwest quarter southeast south
west quarter northeast quarter section
William Meyer to E. H. Feltham,
southeast quarter southwest quarter
and northeast quarter southwest quar
ter section 21-16-5w., $8,000.
Josephus A. Clapper to Mamie A
Clapper, part north Vs. southwest quar
ter section 7-16-5w., $1.
F. M. Carpenter to Grant Dalton,
south half southwest quarter section
Chester Lillibridge to Caroline E.
Downey, west 20 acres, southwest
quarter southeast quarter section 1-16-
Milton S. Crabtree to Ben F. Trego,
tract sections 6 and 7-17-lw, $1.
rawln Erickson et aL. to Hugo E.
Erickson, lot 5, Erick son's first addi
tion, Moline, $1.
J. B. TUterington to George P.
Fuhrt southeast quarter northeast
quarter section 12-16-4 w., $10,000.
?iir 'Baby's Breakfast
GIVE him good substantial food, but see
that it tastes good and Is easily digested. Oat
meal with its big load of starch often ferments in the stomach.
Cora and wheat lack element which the healthy child mast
have. The perfect food made from the perfect grain la
Cream of E:
if na ur Al THM
Wmt f-wr-. a tmmm
lire enpptlee the need of erowtnf bone and mnarle. Cream of Kye.
tn eoft fiakre made from the Whole Rre berrjr. li four timre aa nour
ishing aa rolled wheat or corn Aakea. 0m-e to the table freably
Mnh mfutern iH.nr. ajiviaM. Cmm of K re la the mnet delict ma
breakfaet dlh ou can aerre Dot only lor bablra, but for the 'OUre y
tamllr. Taetee irood and belpe knep the atnmarh aweet aoci the W
- t L.n UkkM nm bmd. mufflna. and Irlttara. I
Kelt time jou order rocerlea set a package ol Cream ol Kje. I . fX
Free Spees Ki,at ts tee f.A.,. ifl&MJSSJS l&vW
CnamotRr. ? hatntaooi. woe would IUlfcort Too niMijinan pnee lHfBfV.
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To Mothers And Others.
You can use Bucklen's Arnica Salve
to cure children of eczema, rashes, tet
ter, chafings, scaly and crusted hu
mors, as well as their accidental In
juries cuts, burns, bruises, etc, with
i perfect safety. Nothing else heals so
quickly. For boils, ulcers, old. run
ning or fever sores or piles It has no
superior. Twenty five cents at all
Mazda Lamps at Reduced Prices
Owing to a recent ruling of the National Electric Lamp associa
tion we are enabled to submit the following reduced prices on
THE NEW WIRE DRAWN MAZDA LAMP WHICH BURNS
AT ANY ANGLE.
25 watt 20 cp 50c
40 watt 32 cp 55c
60 watt 80 cp 75c
100 watt 80 cp $1.10
All other sizes and types at an equally low discount.
We also have an overstock of $5.00 guaranteed electric Irons,
which we are going to sacrifice at $3.50 each.
The Electric Construction and
1622 Second Avenue.