Newspaper Page Text
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1912.
MAX HAYES TELL
OF LABORS GAINS
CleT eland Orator Addresses Big
Crowd at Prospect Park
Speaker Blame Machinery for Prob
lem Which Face the Worker
Trouble at Parade.
Several thousand visited Prospect
park in Moline yterday where the'
main afternoon program of the annual
p.abor day celebration was carried
out. The program v. an abort, being !
given over entirely to a lecture by )
Max Hayes of Cleveland, one of the ,
Lit? men of the typographical union,
who was the orator of the day. He
was introduced by Mayor M. H. Carl
son of Moline.
While the program part of the day'
observance was being carried out at
I'rohport park, a big crowd gathered
at Central park where dancing and
will be of real benefit to the laboring
classes. The first law they will se
cure will be one that will provide a
home of his own to every laboring
man In this country. The next will
be to turn over the ownership of pub
lic utilities from the capitalist to Un
cle Sam, and the result will be that
the average laborer will get even
ore a year than the $2,600 that
statistics show he now produce an
nually and the working day will not
be more than five hours at the most.'
SPEAKS AT OHIO
"Among the 42 amendments to th4
Ohio state constitution that will be
voted on tomorrow in Ohio axe four of
vital Interest to the laboring man, and
what la more they have a good chance
of carrying," said Hay. "The foul
are municipal ownership of public
franchise In the cities, workingmen's
compensation and employer's liability
clause, minimum wage scale and the
Initiative and referendum. The work
cf organized labor Is beginning to
TWO WOMEN AND
BREAKS OWN LEG
Crated by morphine and alcohol
and laboring under the belief that
Mr. Ellen Mudd and Mr. Hattie Hale
had caused his wife to leave him,
Frd nirtnn shot both women, the
former being lntantly killed and the
latter badly wounded, this morning
at their home 310 West Tenth street,
DavnDort. All the oartie In the
tragedy are colored. The dead worn
an was 60 years old and the injured
one 1 33. Bbe is the mother of Clif
ton' young wife. Clifton i 26 year
Following the murder. Clifton Jump-
bear fruit. In Ohio it ha come to the. from a 8eCond story window in an
point where the power that be are j effort to get away and broke his left
Degmning to realize taat roDDery ana w He is at St. John' hospital. Mrs.
Hale is at Mercy hosnital. Mr. Clif
ton vat present when the murder and
attempt at murder occurred.
Clifton fired four shots from his re
volver, only one failing to take effect.
Two bullets hit Mr. Hale in the
Imposition upon the working classes
must oease forever."
BIGSS CATSE THOIBLE.
I Rumors galore are floating about to
; day as to the cause of the ruction In
the Labor day parade yesterday Just
j as It was nearing its end. Some of
1 the members of organized labor drop
I ped out of the parade as they disco v-
ered that one of the floats had not
been built by organized labor and that
other forma of tntertalnment were in some of the signs, thought painted la
union shops, did not bear the label. It
I was. a most unfortunate climax to one
j of the things which has ever been a
, feature of the Labor day celebration.
I STICKS UITHOIT LABELS.
j Members of the painters union,
themselves carrying yard sticks
Hayes' attention. He described the , which did not bear labels, objected to
changed conditions. He Illustrated j signs which were hung on the auto
the rhange by reivrrinn to the shoe-, mobiles which carried the Rock Is
muklng industry and told how by the iall( commissioners and heads of de
introduction of the Mackay last and partmenu. They asked the reason
the Ooodyear machines the shoe-j Why tfje gigae bore no labels and were
maker became a dependent instead j informed by the officials that thev
order. The day parsed off smoothly.
TR( KS LABOR'S GROWTH,
The industrial revolution that has
come about in the last quarter of a
century, because of the Introduction
of Improved machinery In industry,
tame In for a gr,at share of Mr.
TAVENHER TO BE
HOME THIS WEEK
Democratic Congressional Can
didate Believed of Duties,
Ready for Campaign.
morrow afternoon. Rev. Granville H.
Sherwood of Trinity church will offi
ciate. Burial will take place at Chip-
L. C. Pfon, secretary of the Arsenal
council of the National anion, received
word today of the death of Rnssell
Foote, a member of the union and a
former resident of this city. Death oc
curred last Friday in the home at
North Branford, Conn. Mr. Foote was
born Aug. 3, 1833. While In Rock Is
land be worked at his trade as a car
FVXERAL OF MRS. REHGKR.
The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Send
er was held from St. Joseph's church
this morning at 9 o'clock, Dean J. J
Qulnn officiating. Burial took place at
The bearers, all nephews of the
deceased, were Edward, Will, John
and Alvin Oerot of Riverside, Iowa,
and Frank and Joseph Gimble of Dav
Thieves Walk in Front Door of
McCoy Residence and Get
Silks and Jewelry.
of an independent workman. He re-1
gretted that the untoulzitig of labor j
fcnd the benefits to accrue therefrom
had not kept pars with modern eco- j
nominal development, j
CA.T GO HE.
"Greeley's advice to go west no
were at a loss to know. At the same
time, they assured the objectors that
the signs were painted in a strictly
uufnn shop. This did not entirely
mollify the men and many of them
dropped from the line. One of the
prettily decorated floats was torn
longer obtains," said the speaker, f asunder and for a while, it looked as
commenting upon one of the alter
natives that in tho earlier days of the
country wa open to the workiugmaa
driven out of employment by the in
troduction of new machinery- "Con
ditions are now such that the further
west be goes the worse it is for the
muu seeking a job. Every day labor
headquarters in the east receive cir
culars appealing to the worker not
to conie west. And the treatment
they reoeive out there is not exactly
cordial. They are Uld by the City
authorities on their way out, to kee,p
ou going until tbey hit the coast and
then to Jump into the ocean."
AD4TAt.K OF HOMEY.
He went on to compare the differ
ence i$ the conditions of life under
which ttie laboring aiid the capitalists
tlasHes live. He described bow the
latter, with the money received from
the labor product of the worklngmen,
were privileged to go to summer re
sorts. Europe, and hobnob with the
crowned and cracked heads of for
1rii nations. "I have not heard of
many Moline laboring men beating It
. to the seashore this summer to get
away from the boat," the speaker as
serted. FA I OK rMIOM.IXl.
Mr. Hayes was optimistic about the
future of the workingmau. "When
the 10 per cent that are now organiz
ed become ninety or even a hundred
per ceit," he dmiared. life will be
worth living for them. They will, like
1he storekeeper, stand behind the
cojmter and dictate to the employers
the price to be paid for their pro
duct, namely, labor. The boss, then,
must pay their price or he does not
get them. Then the laboring man
will poMgeRs not o'lly the neces
saries of life but many of the luxur
ies. labor ir.tnr.Ri to tomcrr.
"Then they will netid labor leaders
to couKrebS to enact legislation that
though the Moline pageant would end
In a riot. But calmer men stepped in
to the breach and the danger was
averted. A portion of the parade con
tnlued over the line of march, while
other dropped out of it entirely.
BI I. MO MEN.
Mayor H. M. Schriver and Commis
sioner Archie Hart were those ques
tioned conoarBlng the signs. Com
inibbioner Hart had ordered them at
the J. C. Stevens' shops and because
of the rush of the season and the late
ness of the order, the painters had to
work overtime to put them out. Con
sequently, they were hurried as they
finished their work. The signs were
taken down and rolled and the work
Mr. Stevens said this morning that
he put out many other signs for the
parade and all bore the label and that
it was an oversight and should have
been overlooked when the man learn
ed where they had been painted. Mr.
Stevens was formerly business agent
of th,e painters, and after he embark
ed in business, conducted a union
shop. He has since been a staunch
advocate of organized labor.
A LI. FOR LA BOIL.
Commissioner Hurt stated this
morning when Interviewed concerning
the difficulty, that It was with no in
tention of Blighting organized labor
that the labels were omitted. He fur
ther declared that had the men in the
n.achines been against organized la
bor they would not have been in the
Clyde H.Tavenner of Cordova, Wash
lngton correspondent of The Argus and
democratic candidate for congress in
the Fourteenth district, writes The Ar
gus that he will be home the present
week to enter actively upon his cam
paign. Mr. Tavenner has been bo oc
cupied with his combined duties as a
newspaper representative, his work for
the arsenal men in the matter of the
knocking out of the Taylor system, and
the readjustment of the pension sys
tem as applied to the old soldiers, as
well as assistant sergeant-at-arms of
the house of representatives, that he
has not had the time that he desired
to devote to his own political Inter
ests. Since the deah of the sergeant-afc-arms,
the duties of the office' have de
volved upon Mr. Tavenner's shoulders,
and added responsibilities grew out of
the adjournment of congress when a
multitude of details were thrust upon
the sergeant-at-arms' office.
Nevertheless, bis candidacy has not
been entirely neglected, as his hosts
of friends all over the district have
been putting in good work in his behalf.
In one of the most daring daylight
robberies ever perpetrated In the city,
thieves yesterday afternoon entered
the residence of Mrs. Maude McCoy,
1928Vs Fourth avenue, getting silks,
jewelry and cash to the amount of
about $75, and making a successful
getaway. The matter was not report
ed to the police. Walking calmly in
at the front door, the men leisurely
looked over everything in the place,
helping themselves to the most valua
The robbery occurred between 2:30
and 5 o'clock. Mrs. McCoy had gone
to Moline to -visit for the afternoon,
and had left the front door unlocked,
believing that her daughter, Miss
Alyss, who is employed at the Empire
Annex, just across the street, could
keep an eye upon the place. Neigh
bors stated that they saw seyeral sus
picious looking characters hanging
around the premises yesterday after
noon, and it is believed that these men
watched their chance, and when Mrs,
McCoy took her departure, calmly
walked up to the house, opened the
front door, and then made themselves
Among the articles stolen were two
lockets, one gold and one silver, $4 In
money, a Bilver purse, and two voile
dresses valued at $20 apiece.
ECZEMA? TRY ZEMO.
Has Cured Vort ( '. and You Cm
l'nve it for Only 23 IVuU.
Yes, try Zeuio
A CAMPAIGN GLOB
IN ROCK ISLAND
CROSSED WIRES CAUSE
FIRE AT C0RKEN HOME
Crossed electric light wires In a bed
room at the residence of John B. Cor
ken, 930 Twenty-third street, caused a
slight blaze last night at 8:15, but the
department by prompt work extin
guished the flames before much dam
age had been inflicted.
Two high voltage electric light wires
became crossed and blew out a socket.
The wire grounded on the gas pipe,
burning through it and setting fire to
the escaping gas. The wall paper was
badly scorched, but upon shutting off
the gas in the main, the flames were
The department was called to ex
tinguish a rubbish fire at the rear of
the DuPrez restaurant yesterday morn
ing at 11: SO. A few boards were burn
ed off the back fence but there was no
OPENED FOB TERM
Enrollment in Rock Island Edu
cational nstitutions on the
First Day Is Excellent.
Democratic Organization for
National, State, Congres
sional and County Tickets.
I Rock Island democrats are forming
That's all you need i a campaign club, to be devoted to the j
f ' interests of the nalinn.il
...ma v t nn M ..,,. . i : Kr-8ional and ro.mfv tirkot. 1h , .f ntly removing to Andalusia
experiment. Zenio is positively gsur- j ca" wlI be made in a few days to all
anteed to top itching. rash, raw , democrats to meet and Join the organ
bleeding eczema, make a pimpled face ; Uatlon.
smooth aud clean. Zetno is a wonder! There is no trouble In arousing dem
and the minute applied it sinks in,- coratic enthusiasm anywhere this
vanishes, leaves no evidence, doesn't' ear and there never was a time when
stick, no grease. Just a pure, clean, 'he democrats of Rock Island were
wonderful liquid and it cures. Tblainiore hopeful and more determined In
Is gauranteed. Zemo is put up by the',nelr purpose to contribute their por
K. W. Rose Medicine Co., St. Louis, ton toward the great victory that is
.no., anj sold by all druggists at $1
for the largest bottle and at 25 cents
for the liberal size trial bottle. Try
one 25-cent bottle and be convinced.
F. D. J. Walker, drugglbt.
sure to come In November.
Licensed to Wed.
Claude R. Watson Oalesburg
Miss Delia M. Gustafsoa. .Rock Island
COLLEGE Fifty-third Year.
FALL TERM in the Academy, College, Normal, Con.
servatory and Commercial Departments
OPENS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9 a.m.
REGISTRATOR DATS Monday and Tuesday. Sept. 2
and 3, from 8 a. m., till 5 p. m.
Prospect for a large atendance.
A cordial welcome
MRS. CATHARINE TECKMAX.
Mrs. Catharine Steckman, aged 81,
a resident of Rock Island county for
over half a century, died at her home
in Andalusia last night at 11:30 after
a two months' illness. Death was due
Mrs. Steckman was born in Bedford,
Pa., May 10, 1S31, and came to Illinois
in 1S53, settling at Prury Landing,
where she resided for 20 years, subse-
had been her home ever since. She
was married to John A. Steckman in
IMS, her maiden name being Cath
arine F'ifkrad, who preceded her in
death by five years. Mrs. Steckman
was a member of the Methodist church
since girlhood, anJ was greatly loved
by all who knew her because of her
many unselfish acts of devo'ion during
life. She is survived by three sons,
J. W. Steckman of Milan, and Lincoln
and David of Andelusia; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Elizabeth Janes Barton and
Mrs. Luella Richards, both of Andalu
sia, also survive.
The funeral will be held from the
home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial will take place at the Andalusia
The public schools of the three cit
ies opened their portals this morning
after having been closed for the sum
mer vacation period and the call of
books and studies was echoed once
more among the younger generation.
East Moline schools will be closed this
week because of diphtheria in that
city, but unless there is an epidemic
the schools will be opened next Mon
The opening of the fall term in Rock
Island was most auspicious. Superin
tendent H. B. Hayden spent the morn
ing at the different buildings seeing to
it that there were no congestions and
ordering rearrangements where they
were necessary. Chllidren who are in
the Audubon school district were tak
en care of at the Horace Mann school
and at the South Park chapel, where
school will be kept until the new build
ing is ready.
The Washington school building on
Thirteenth street was not opened and
win not be used this term. What dis
position will be made of the building
has not been decided.
The enrollment at the high school
for the first day gave evidence that the
school s record attendance will be ap-
proacnea, lr not In fact surpassed.
The three upper classes sophomore.
junior and senior met this morning
eui mrougn snort periods, at
which recitation classes were organ
izea ana lessons for the morrow as
signed. This afternoon the freshman
class met, and with the aid of the en
tire faculty the various students were
registered and their courses of study-outlined.
GASOLINE EXPLOSION AT
A GARAGE IN MOLINE
An explosion of gasoline in the G
n. nunioon garage In Moline at 11:20
this morning resulted in painful burns
to Lee Berger, chauffeur, and damage
to the amount of $500 or $600. Foi-
mrs. tons a m. pattt!. lowing the explosion, the cause of
Mrs. Iouisa Maria Pattln, daughter hich is a mystery. Berger pushed
of the late Mrs. Anna Kirdorf, died yes- j X1r- Huntoon's Pope-Hartford automo
terday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the j bile out ot the garage, sustaining his
home of Mrs. H. F. Mier in South Rock i Durn wniie doing so. The machine
Island. She had been 111 three months
with tuberculosis. Mrs. Pattln was
born In Rock Island Sept. 9, 185?, and
had lived here all her life. She was
well known and had many friends who
regret her loss. Surviving are the
husband. George Pattln; one daugh
ter. Gertrude; two sisters, Mrs. A.
Stechalin and Mrs. R. H. Neesler; two
brothers, Albert and Edward Wllilms.
and a half-brother, Walter Kirdorf. all
residing in Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held from
the home of her sister, Mrs. R, H. Ness
ler, 1016 Third avenue, at 2 o'clock to-
was considerably scorched and other
A workman employed about the
Standard Table Oil Cloth company's
building fell from a scaffold shortly
before noon today and was badly in
jured. He was removed to St. An
thony's hospital. It is said that bi$
Injuries are not serious.
I Balls jg .
a frit- I
Is Your Boy Supplied
With a Good, Comfortable Suit?
Good clothes encourages a boy to do good work make the boy feel proud
to go to school. We are prepared to supply the needs of healthy, romping
school boys at a small expense.
Made from all wool materials, will "stand up" under rough usage, a variety
of patterns to select from.
Two pairs of pants with each suit good looking, sturdy fabrics tailored
to stay double strength where the strain comes special values at
Our Duplex suits with two pairs of trousers range in price from $4.85
HAND TAILORED SUITS
Made from fine imported material. Tweeds, . worsteds ani cheviot3
Norfolks and plain double-breasted styles the cream of the most noted
specialists in boys' clothing.
Norfolk suits, reefer suits sailor suits Russian blouse sult3 good styles
and good qualities only, from
S to SIS
For Man.Woman & Child
BOYS' CLOTHES SPECIALISTS
lost bis life in the Mississippi Sun
day night, but their efforts thus far
lfve proved fruitless. The work will
be continued for several days if necessary.
Still Dragging River.
Searchers are still engaged rn drag
ging the river to an attempt to recov
er the body of Arthur Wanke, who
Rebels Capture Town.
Marfa, Tex., 8ept. 3. Ojinaga was
captured by the rebels without a shot.
The federals fled to the hills. By the
capture of Ojinaga the rebels secured
badly needed provisions, arms and ammunition.
Real Estate Transfers.
Henry DeCommer to George W.
Ross, lots 7 and 8, block 169, East Mo
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL HAS
USUAL GOOD ATTENDANCE
St. Mary's parochial Bchool on the
corner of Twenty-second strt-et arid
Fifth avenue opened this morning
with a good attendance of pupils. The
Benedictine sisters are in rharee of
the echool and English and German
are taught as well as the other
Your complexion as well as your
temper is rendered miserable by a
disordered liver. By taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Llv6r Tablets you
can improve both. Sold by all druggists.
Want a Representative
To Cover Local Territory
There is big money for
the right pf-ruon. Man or
woman, young or old, if
you want work for one
hour or eight hours a
day. write at once to
TH BITIEIICI MIMWl COMPANY,
Buttertck Bulldina. New York.