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THE ROCK ISTAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1912.
LABOR BODY WILL
NOT JOIN IN MOVE
Federation Says That Civic Or.
ganization Savors of
TO UNIONIZE MEAT CLERKS
Want to Lara Stnd of Candidate
on Initiative, Referendum and
the pupils during the week. The
amounts aa turned over to the State
bank for deposit today were as fol
lows: Eugene Field .$ 20.85
Horace Mann 16-19
Kemble - 1122
Longfellow ... 40.12
Delegates to the Tri-Clty Federation
of Labor meetin at Industrial hall
last evening declared against affilia
tion of that organization with the pro
posed Civic Federation. In progress of
construction today. The committee of
delegates appointed to confer with or
ganizers of the representative Rock Is
land organization, reported against the
matter, and following lengthy discus
sion, much of which was vehement, a
vote showed that a large majority was
against Joining In the movement
Tbey taboo a men's civic federation
as they have tabooed the Boy Scout
movement. They claim that labor can
better Itself by organizing the various
crafts, rather than devoting its ener
gies to something out of Its line. Tbey
say they have fought their, own bat
tles, unaided by the business men or
clrsy, and hardly feel as though they
care to strengthen the other side's
Movement to organize the meat
clerks is to be made next Thursday
evening at a meeting for the clerks.
The following night the shoe repair
men are to meet. Efforts to organize
laundry workers and building laborers
are also under way. The various
trades are putting forth effort to or
ganize the building laborers. Further,
there is an effort to organize the Jew
Letters from Los Angeles authorities
show that the demand for workmen
there la over-supplied, rather than un
derfed, as manufacturers have led peo
ple over the country to believe.
I K.JT1GATB rLATFORMI.
An effort to learn the standing of
political aspirants on the Initiative,
referendum and recall will be made
upon advices from the Illinois State
Federation of lJtor, which has for
warded blanks to be jut Into the hands
Resolutions were passed asking that
the state government look Into the
Illinois Central strike situation with
the view of Improving the situation
M. C Rice has returned from a New
York business trip.
Mrs. F. K. Rhoads and daughter
Dorothy and S. F. Rhoads left yester
day for Stockton, Cal.
Mrs. Jake Wlgers was called to Chi
cago yesterday afternoon to the bed
side of her mother who is lying at the
point of death.
Mrs. Ralph IBisson, according to
word from Decatur, is recovering nice
ly from the shock attendant upon the
death of her week-old son.
Mrs. David Abrams and daughter,
Marjorie, are here from Boston, vis
iting Mrs. Abram's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Mosenfelder.
Frank F. Tleblg has gone south to
Join his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Fleblg, at Ocean Springs, Miss. He
will make a brief visit there before re
Miss Janella Roberts has left for her
home in Pine Flats, Indiana county
Pennsylvania, after a week's visit with
her cousin. Miss Janella Taze, 1716
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCrory have
returned from Charlestown, 111., where
they attended the funeral services over
the remains of Mrs. C. D. McCrory, the
wife of Mr. McCrory's brother.
Mrs. Phillip H. Wells left today at
noon for Des yMoines, called there by
the sudden death of her only sister,
Mrs. Mary Tone Demorest at Long
Beach, Cal. Mrs. Demorest had visit
ed with her sister In this city on sev
eral occasions, and was known to sev
eral Rock Island people. Heart failure
caused her death. Burial will probably
take place Sunday in Des Moines.
MONEY IS GIVEN
According to a dispatch from
Washington, printed in the Chicago
Record-Herald this morning, the
small arms appropriation bill
passed by the national house of rep
resentatives has been amended so as
to include an additional $100,000
which will make It possible to keep
the small arms plant at Rock Island
arsenal In operation. The dispatch
gives most of the credit for the
change to Senator S. M. Cullom.
navvy's suggestion had proved a good
one. A patent was secured and an
agreement made between the navvy,
the manufacturer and the contractor.
When tie navvy died he left a fortnne
of over 65,000, the proceeds from roy
alties on the manufacture of shovels
under his patent Pearson's Weekly.
MANY CHARGES ARE .
MADE AGAINST HUBBY
Mrs. Jennie Weston of this city this
morning filed Bult for divorce in the
circuit clerk's office, the charges
against her husband, Charles W. Wes
ton, ieing desertion, cruelty and adul
tery. The COUPle Were marriml in
Tne Rock Island. Feb. 25. 1907. and Kvii tn.
has yet to be acted on by the gether Jnne 7 1911f when Jt u
senate ana men u wm go to a con- that the husband iArt fct-
lercuce. nuuse leaders, 11 is unuer- w1f rhnA. TlolUoh r.i
..... I .'iai
Jennie osoorne is named in the bill
Dr. C. A. Bloomgren today received
an anonymous gift of $1,000 to be add
ed to the Students' Aid fund. The
amount was forwarded by L. B. Berg-
strom from W innipeg. Can. Where he
got it, could not be learned. The aid
- innnmnj j
TKfl Tri.f. vca' ,c,nM.Mnn mini o iui a...cu a j ear ago ana
trt in st T?.k Toi,4 i... ,, Us to help needy students who seek to
and elected the following officers for r J , euierne mimB-
HAS LARGEST SAVING
For the third successive week, Long
fellow school leads in the savings of
the coming year:
President Theodore Ewoldt,
Rock Island, Aroid Anderson, Moline,
and William Paul!, Davenport.
Secretary John Temple, Daven
Financial Secretary Harry Bills,
Treasurer William Knees, Mo
Executive Committee S. L. Zlm-
HORST & STRIETER CO.
ADDS THE FORD LINES
The Horst & Strleter company of
this city has been given the Rock Is
land county agency for the products
of the Ford automobile company. The
various lines of Ford machines will
be added to the lines of the O. M. C.
cars with which the company here
opened business recently.
BIG BARGAINS AT THE
SAMPLE SHOE STORE
We Wish to announce to the naonla
merman. RoCk Island, William Goos, of Jock Island and near vicinity why ployed there
Bettendorf, and R. A. Rolfs, Daven- w c&a Blve J-S0 to o 0,) values for
port. $2.50 a pair and give them a much
Plans were laid for the annual better guarantee with every pair of
banquet which is to be held Thurs- shoes than any other concern else-
day evening at the Outing club in where.
Davenport. At this meeting the prln- e operate the Modern Shoe Re-
cipal talk will be by Michael Barker, Pair Works two doors south of our
editor of the American Florist. Presi- store which is equipped with the most
dent Foley of the Chicago florists is modern shoe machinery obtainable.
Furnace Cause of Blaze.
An overheated furnace caused a
small blaze at the residence of L. H
Teel, 4225 Seventh avenue, at 10
o'clock this morning. The damage
amounted to approximately $100.
College and . High
An extraordinary exposition of
Spring models in
CotAes or oozmgr Gentlemen
Here is a wonderful assortment
of Spring styles. Here are clothes
with a punch clothes we want you
to try on clothes you never thought
it possible to secure ready to. wear.
You 11 be glad to acquire the
general clothes information which
our unique exhibit offers. Be good
to yourself. Come and see us. To
morrow is the first day of seven
which we will give aver to demon
strating the supreme tailoring, re
markable fitting qualities and mar
velous sty le of The L System Clothes.
YOU KNOW US
as co-respondent. Mrs. Weston asks
for the custody of the child. Schriver
stood, have agreed to the addition
which makes the appropriation $700,
000 Instead of $600,000.
Telegrams received here this morn- srhriver renresent th iiir
tug a i um icgioiaiui o luuuuuig v ut
lom failed to verify the Record-Her-
CUSSES III COURT;
THROWN IN CELL
Earl Martin Excuses Himself
With Plea That He Forgot
Where He Was.
WAS WARNED REPEATEDLY
Broke Out Afresh Each Time Until
Incarcerated Fines Are Sus
pended Over Two.
try. Since its incorporation anony
mous gifts have amounted to $1,500.
. T . , I v . . u w. ..... OS Villa UiVl uiug
the senior seminary students. Mr.
Landln is a graduate of Augustana col
lege, having completed the course in
1908. He is from Shickley, Neb.
Absent-mindedness was the excuse
made by Earl Martin this morning to
evade a charge of contempt of court
which well might have been preferred
against him by Magistrate C. J. Smith
during the progress of the Maxtin-Lar-
kin trial. Martin used some choice
cuss words to vent his spleen on some
one, and after being warned several
times to desist, was locked in a cell.
When all was over, he was informed
that further transgression against the
court would mean a jail sentence.
Martin had Charles Larkln of Daven
port, arrested Wednesday night for
assault with a deadly weapon, he
charging that Larkln struck him over
the head with a cane. Larkln was
held to the grand Jury this morning
under bonds of $500 as a result.
COBXTER CHARGES MADE.
Counter charges were preferred
against Dolly White and Martin by
Larkln, charging disorderly conduct
Both plead guilty, but no fine was
collected. They were informed, though.
tnat jiu nnes were suspended over
their heads. Dolly is one of the girls
who has been arrested in raids on Bert
Duprez's restaurant and still is em-
Saturday we inaugurate our spring opening of wall pa
pers, and place on exhibition for the first time our vast
1912 line at prices that crown us leaders , of the best
wall papers at lowest prices. We have been successful
dn our efforts to get for you the best products of the
greatest factories at reasonable prices. Our opening in
troductory prices are as follows :
10 patterns for kitchen and bed room, all in good
colors, 6c grade, opening price ,
30 patterns for dining room, halls and bed room,
very artistic designs, IQc grade, opening price .
4 0 patterns for bed rooms in pretty florals
new Jasper effects with cut out borders to
match, opening prices from
and stripes, also the
7 to 15c
Varnish tile, the washable wall covering, never sold for less than
25 c, opening f Xs
price ..v. Wm'a
A large selection of parlor papers in imported HoltzmeaL silks,
Tekho and oatmeals, also a complete line of upper thirds, ranging
in price from 40c to $1.00, 1 tZ 4g IZfkg
opening price 1 kJ 1 J 9 O
50,000 feet room moulding J t
opening price - l'xv
Window phanie for window decoration,
12 Vc Per feet,
opening price up from ...
VOICE PROTEST IN
CO, OPERATIVE STORE COiJL
Rock Island, III.
also to be present.
We have contracted with nine of the
Twentieth street property owners,
some of them residing between First
BRADY IS FINED
ON TWO CHARGES
Pursuant to orders issued by the
city commission last Monday afternoon
and on complaint of Commissioner Ar
chie Hart, Charles Brady, proprietor
of the Junk yard west of Sixteenth
street on Fourth avenue, was arrested
this morning on two charges by Police
O TT ' . 1 l .
aeigeum nurses, uue margmg mill
with locating a Junk yard in the resi
dence district, and the other with
maintaining a public nuisance. Fines
of $25 and costs were imposed in each
instance by Magistrate C. J. Smith
this afternoon. Brady appealed his
cases. Attorney J. F. itter appeared
for the city.
largest shoe factories in the east for and Fourth avenues, and others south
all their sample shoes and canceled of Fourth avenue to Seventh avenue,
orders that they are able to ship to today voiced a protest with Mayor
us. H. M. Schriver against the action yes-
Our store is located two blocks from I terday of the board of local improve-
Second avenue, out of the high rent ments in regard to the paving project
district. Therefore we can afford to Those north of Fourth avenue who pro-
divide our profits with our patrons. test, say they do not desire wood
Don't forget the place and the num- block, and prefer asphalt Those south
Licensed to Wed.
Alois Vanoverberghe East Moline
Miss Marie Decoene East Moline
Grant McElravy .National, Nev.
Miss Myrtle Davis Atalissa, Iowa
Clyde Huganin.....". .Camanche, Iowa
Miss Iona Hoover.,. .Camanche, Iowa
ber. Sample Shoe Co., 323 17th street
Rock Island, 111.
Look for the Red Front '
Change of Proprietorship.
Simmons & White, proprietors of
the Second hand store at 1505 Second
avenue, have purchased the stock of S.
A. La Van way and will operate his
store at 1517-1519 Second avenue, 4n
addition to the one in their present lo
cation. Mr. LaVanway has taken over
the Scott county agency of the Econo
my Gas Heater company and will de
vote his entire time to that business.
of Fourth avenue who are protesting.
say they do not want brick, but pre
fer asphalt in its stead. The resolu
tion for the improvement has already
gone through the board, and it will
have to be a most vigorous and imme
diate protest which will cause a
change of that order by the board.
WORKERS NOT TO BE
FORCED TO MOVE
Rumor that an order was soon to go
into effect on the Rock Island road
forcing employes to live within one
mile of the place where they are em-
Henry County Pioneer Dead.
(Special to The Argus.)
Woodhull, 111., March 22. Mrs. John
Billings, who died at the home of her
daughter, Miss Pearl Billings, in Chi
cago, was buried today dn the Wood-
hull cemetery. Funeral services' were
conducted at the Presbyterian church
by Rev. R. C. Voss. Mrs. Billinss was
ployed caused considerable agitation one of the early settlers of this seo-
among the people of Rock Island and
Moline, principally in Moline, where
many railroad people reside. Such an
order would affect the men who are
employed in the Silvia shops, and
should it be put into effect, would com
pel the employe to reside in Silvis,
forsaking his home in any one of the
The matter was brought to the at
tention of city authorities who began
an investigation. From road officials
it was learnt that such an order had
been contemplated and even issued
but bad later been countermanded.
FTNERAL OP MISS MCCARTHY.
The funeral of Miss Margaret Eliza
beth McCarthy was held from St Jos
eph's church this morning at 9 o'clock.
Dean J. J. Quinn, officiating. Burial
took place at Calvary cemetery.
tion. Her husband died two years ago.
She was 70 years of age. Eleven chil
Falls Off Porch.
(Special to The Argus.)
Woodhull, 111, March 22. Mrs.
George Weaver was painfully Injured
yesterday in a fall of 12 feet from a
porch on the second story of her home.
She was shaking a blanket, when she
lost her balance, alighting on her back
in the yard. Fortunately no bones were
broken, but she was badly bruised and
ROMANCE OF A SHOVEL
An Idea That Wen a Fortune For
' The simplest labor saving device may
quite possibly be worth a fortnne. One
day a good many years ago a number
of men were at work on the roadbed
of a line of railway in course of
construction bemeen Birmingham
and Manchester. They were cutting
through a hill and moving the material
by loosening it with picks, shoveling
it into barrows and wheeling it away.
The shovels they were using 'were
known as Irish shovels, with a square
cornered blade about fifteen Inches
long. The work progressed but slow
ly, and the subcontractor in charge re
buked his workmen for not making
quicker progress. One of them replied
that If he would grind off the corners
of the shovels it would be easier to get
them Into the earth, and, consequently,
they would be ablo to work more
The contractor ridiculed the Idea,
which he considered a piece of Inso
lence on the part of the workman, bnt
the navvy was quite in earnest and not
easily discouraged. When the work
was completed he discussed the mat
ter with a friend of his at Sheffield,
who persuaded an Ironmonger he knew
to make a dozen or so as an expert
ment The tools were offered to a
large contractor, who promised to let
some of his men use the new shovels
and report results.
About a week afterward the con
tractor returned with the information
that his men were fairly quarreling as
to who should nse the new tools, some
arriving to work a quarter of an hour
before time in order to be there first
won't bring success unless sys
tematically directed and ao
companied by sane thinking.
Calm, clear brain work
the kind that not only sees bnt
com prebends; not only, plans
bat emM-utOfc. tht' what wlos
Brains work beet only when
niade of whole wheat and bar
ley, contains also the phos.
phate of potash (grown in the
grains) used by nature in re
building brain and nerve cells
sued up by every day work
Stop worrying, eat Grape
Xnu regularly and the hustle
eomee naturally and it Is fol-,
lowed with successful work.
"There's a Reason"
Postum Cereal company, Ltd.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Buy a home of Relay Bros,
Tri-Clty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefi.
Kerler Rug company for vacuum
Smoke the Grand Dictator 5-cent
cigar, better than ever.
Kisses at 15 cents per pound at Coin
Bros. & Kerr tomorrow only.
Plenty of fresh dressed turkeys and
chickens at Schroeder Bros.'
Six per cent farm mortgagee. Lit-
ten & Roberta. Peoples National
Circuit court was this morning ad
journed by Judge F. D. Ramsay until
2:30 Monday afternoon. .
Mrs. Esther Eberhart of this city was
granted a divorce from her husband,
Clyde E., yesterday afternoon by Cir
cuit Judge T. D. Ramsay.
Peter Ingleson 6t Moline will con
duct the prosecution of criminal cases
during the present term of court in
place of State's Attorney L. M. Magill
who is busy campaigning. G. C. Wen-
ger, first assistant state's attorney, is
also busy campaigning.
The Paris Ladies
Tailor and Furrier
1718V2 Second Avenue
Call and select your spring
The very latest novelties and
styles. All work guaranteed.
Telephone West 2039.
Milwaukee Vacuum Ma
chine Vacuum Cleaning.
Carpets, rugs, mattresses,
walls, ceilings, upholstered fur
niture, etc., etc. Work thor
oughly done by experienced
men without damage in any
way. . Book your work early.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
1623 3rd Ave. Phone West 74.
We will have a special sale on
5D0 Pounds of
Molasses and Peanut Butter as
I Gi per
Be sure and take advantage.
COIN BROS. & KERR
329 Twentieth Street.
TWO MORE CONCERTS AT
VICTOR RECITAL HALL
The Griggs music house met with
such pronounced success with its St
Patrick's day concerts given In its
Victor recital hall last Saturday after
noon and evening, that it has de
cided to give two more concerts to
morrow, one at 2 in the afternoon and
one at 8 in the evening. These con
certs are strictly informal and one
can feel free to come and go when they
desire. Any music requested by those
attending will be played, and any one
attending can hear their favorite mu
sic played or sung by the world's best
The Vlctrola is becoming more popu
lar every day. The Griggs music
house has experienced much difficulty
in keeping a full supply of all styles
in stock, but it has succeeded m
securing another supply for tomorrow,
and in another part of tonight's Ar
gus will be found Its large advertise
ment offering most tempting terms on
all styles of Vlctrolas.
Send down your rugs to be
vacuum cleaned and aired.
Rebrightened by renovat
ing them. ,
Medicines that aid nature are al
ways most successful. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy acta on this plan. It
loosens the cough, relieves the lungs,
opens the secretions and aids nature
in restoring the system to a healthy i
They Positively Guarantee
To vacuum clean your rugs without removing sizing or stiffness.
Phone 692 for vacuum cleaning at your home on carpet, rags,
matting, mattresses, upholstering we guarantee satisfaction.
Send down your old carpet and have a fine rug made that outlasts
them aU. Work promptly attended to,
; "i'V. 1710 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island.
when the tool box was opened. Tba
condition. Sold by all druggists. 1