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THE ROCK TSLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. APRIL 11, 1913.
AS ONLY REMEDY
FOR SOCIAL ILLS
Cooperative Commonwealth Ad
vocated in Lecture by Charles
FAKE REFORM RIDICULED
Reduction of Tariff and Regulation of
Trust Declared by Speaker to
"Th trusts have ow n-d thp gnv-erntnen-
long enough. Let the gov
rr.nient own the trust-, " (icrlared
Charies Edward Rusteil. newspaper
man and writer, in an address las'
evening at the Illinois theatre on
'The Vital Issue of the Day." Mr.
Russell declared tha- socialism is
the only cure for the social il'.s
the. country and saJd
to-operative commonwealth was es
tablished, little relief from the high
osr of living could be secured
Mr. Russell was heard by a large
nud.ence. Special interest centered 1b
him because of the fact that he for
merly lived In Davenport and obtain
ed his first newspaper experience in
that cl'y under the tutelage of Mb
father, who was for years editor of
the Davenport Gasetfe. Since leav -
tng Davenport. Mr. Russell has become
a noted newspaper correspondent and
h. magazine writer of unusual ability.
He espoused the cause of socialism
end is now recognised aa one of the
most able exponents ot the propaganda
in the country. The speaker was ln
trorrtred by J. C. G'bson of Mollne.
WITi a charm of manner that evi
dently came from long experience on
the platform, Mr. Russell launched
Into his subject, poinflng out the evils
under the present economic svstem In
strong and tertte btiienceH. He paint
ed the crime and ;verty and misery
vhich came as the result of hlums and
"PLEASURE TO SAY
GOOD WORD FOR IT"
POPULAR ELECTRICIAN GIVES
PLANT JUICE. THE NEW TON
IC. A STRONG BOOST.
Will-am W-se, r-si.!iiic at f2 1 West
S'X'h s' . I ',n rr.p'ir , iowa. an elec
trician fur t!i .lofi'i !Ti'
Jiany, In whus'- crnpi'iy li
for the past 2' .w-ars. says.
"Kor I tie pas! Hi yar I have suffer
I from stomal h ami howH troubp s,
to'vnre beii'ladii-H, -oiislipa'ioD. and at
t inns was very nervous; my appetite
n poor aiid what I lul at iiistressed
iin'. I iri-d all kituls of medicine, but
none h Ip'd in". My mother hud read
of riant Juiie and iidiisecl in- to try
tl I Kit a supply from tin- Mallard
Drug - Dental company, and have
used it four weeks My stomach trou
ble and const i pa t ion an- kou. My
bowels are regular I'.ud I have no more
lieiidarlies My appetite is :ood and
1 can eat three Hipia
m nls a day and
enjoy them, t.l-ep well and r si well,
end t!f up refreshed n the morning,
It Is w ith pWasure that I recommend j
Plant Juice " I
It 's not neressarv for any nn tot
Suffer these troti'.les now re!, f ;s at I
11.11111 ui me one 01 r lam juice, wnicn
removes the cause of these ailments
lino innga spee'iy ntul permanent, te- !
l. f. Kor sale in the Ha'hird In;t: & !
Iv'iual lompimy, 1"i; West Second I
r""'-!, Dav.nport; N w Harp r House j
pharmacy, Ko k Island, and K Jeti- !
ho Sc Co.. drug store. Moline. iA(iv )
Tomorrow we place on sale a beautiful collection of silk
suits a special purchase by our buyers now in New
York. Silk suits are in the pink of fashion and the styles
offered in this sale are the very latest including the new
Matlessa, fig-ured moires. Bengalines. plain silks, tans, f f
learner snaaes, DiacKs. blues, taupe, bronze and the ex-'fc-V
elusive combination coat of one tone and skirt in contrast-"
t n rr tr It r. r V n fit - I .
suiuc. j-.11.1j oiieiuu;i 13
$H0 silk suits ar
$125 silk suits at
$100 silk suits av.
$90 silk suits at
$65 silk suits at
$55 silk suits at
$50 silk suits at
$39.50 silk suits at
then lashed the system which made lived and one speaker went so far aa
he s'.ums a possibility. j ,Q cal him th(l greatesl mxD who evei
-,Ve are rnaintaiiiir.e a gvstem where ,. . ,
. .. . . , would live, fae was called the only
the cost of living 1b graduallv increas
ing without a corresponding Increase 1 friend of labor- Tbere n0 6Uch
in wages," eald Mr. Russell. "Accord
ing to Thp census of lhlO there are
31,000, (tufi wage earners and if There
is ar: average of one person depend
ing on each toiler, there are 62.000.0oq
DeODle deDendine on waees. With 1
the rn r.f itvit, r-n-ntin na 11 v on rtw :
!nrreas and without any adequate
raise in salaries, cannot you se where
' the coun'rv Is hound? We are drif-
ing toward national bankruptcy and
I OWF.R THE T4IRn.
"We are being forced to lower the j
-Lnr.darfi of livinc All of 'he oroe- ;
ress the world has ever made came ' r!al a(t agaitist labor. His atti- ity work of the two crganizatiocs.
from the working class. AT. of the :ufip in thf" Moyer-Pettibone cases, and ' The time was decided at a joint meet
inventions and new ideas have come ! apaicst Debs and other labor officia'.s j ing of the committees appointed by
from the toilers. By refusing to prop- i 'as saifI ' be clearly antagonistic to j the societies held yesterday afternoon
erlv clothe and feed and house the j ,he work'r class. ! at the Association house following a
workers, ranno' you see what the tend
ency of the country will be? I" is to
ward national insanity, unless relief
comes soon in the shap of socialism.
"The master class says we are to
have more wars. Where do The sol
diers conie from? Do the gildfd pal
aces of wealth furnish them!
No. thev i
,f ' conie from the working class. Yearly
thar until tho'.this countrv expends thousands and 1
thousands of dollars for batt'eships 1
and army and navy equipment to fight j
I some imaginary foe from outside, but
' we face a greater enemy within the i
boundaries of our own country. It is j
the system of wage slavery.
FAKE REMEDIES. j
"We socialists have finally made the j
country see a few of the primary facts
( about the evils of our present system,
1 They finally admit that something is
i wrong, radically wrong. The master
, class akes the matter up with the
old docs at Washington and all they
can prescribe for the ills of the body
politic is 'he old dose of tariff re
The speaker then ridicuied tariff
leglsla'ion in thie strongest possible
terms, showing that it had been de
cided to take the tariff off of flour,
bread, meats a-nd coal, none of which
is imported to this country. He
held that this would not reduce the
cost of living.
THE TH1 T.
Trust busting was decried as fool
ish and ineffectual. The speaker
showed that the trusts had thrived
upon prosecution, that the value of I
their stocks and bonds had gradually
arisen under the policy of the gov
ernment in attempting 10 break the
monopolies and that larger dividends
! than ever before had been paid, while
' a long suffering public paid the hi Is
for the great expense of prosecution.
"These trusts have abolished your
republic," dramatically shouted the
speaker. "There is a democracy here
no longer, no emperor, no monarch
has ever held the power, riot only
financial but political that they hold
Plow com- 1 jn (, js; government. They not only con
has been fro ;n government. They are the
Mr Russell ssid that al
remedies for this condition were now
being suggested and that even a new
political party had been formed. The
1 n ' x Tl.-! ; Mjit
for being the brains of the new party
and said :
"I was be who trotted out the bull
moose and said 'Iook at his horns.'
The bull moose has become the em
blem of ihe progressive party. What
emblem of the third party is
a bull moose. It Is not an ani-
i mai a' all. It is a fish, a red herring."
1 This the speaker explained by
the fox hunts in England,
w here, whn
the hounds get too near the game, red
herrings are drawn across their path-
way to distract their attention.
hiof: KIT HIT.
"I attended the bull moose conven-
fion in Chicago
I sat there doing pen
ance for my past sins, not because I
wanted to be there, but because I
was reporting the gathering for a
socialist newspaper. I beard Roose
velt ci.lied a great man. a very great
man. the greatest man who had ever
duvisduie see me window ,
thing a? friend of labor. He is either
with the working class or against it.
Iet lal'or take what rightfully belongs
it and ft n-ed have no friends, i
it was lucky mat someone
quote Roosevelt's record on labor as a
Public offic ial at the cor. ven'ion,'
the lecturer. He then w ent on to show
that fro-n the time Roosevelt was eov
ernor of New York and sent militia-
men to quell a riot when contractors
on a piece of state w-ork had forced
foreign laborers to w-ork over eight
hours a day in defiance to the s'ate
laws until a. president, his every ofR-
ov" thr Tni'ST. i
In closing the speaker declared the!
day of ihe co-cperative commor.w eaT.h
.Is near at hand and that under It.
; "rusts would be turned into the proper
I channels and be owned by the govern
i merit. He showed that crime, tubercu-
los s, pauperism and ir.sanltv
ire in- '
creasing a a much more ranid rate 1
than the ir.crea.-e in population, but :
declared that under socialistic
"There would be joy i.r.d
sorrow; love and no more hate;
and no more darkness."
WILL TALK AT BIG
Dr. John Lee Coulter.
Dr. John Iee Coulter will be one of
the principal speakers at the confer
ence for education in the south, which
meets at Richmond. Ya.. April '.fi-is.
He is the expert of the T'niled States
ffl..lWHMI".lllll 'I 'HI IIIIILII I . !
; - i 1 . - ." r . ' -J
sorts of!c,'ns"B ni"'Pau 0,1 agriculture, and is
the leading American ainnonty on
Mr. Coulter has just been appointed
President. Wilson as a member of
I the American commission, whii h soon
'goes abroad to study European rural
cooperation. He is :: years old and a
native if Wisconsin.
ANTI-BOXING BILL GIVEN
SUPPORT BY C0MMITTFF
j Sacramento, Cal . Apr! 11. The
I lirown uiiti prizefight bill, designated
! to stop boxing exhibitions of all kinds
1 in the state of California and mak;ng
j it a misdemeanor even to sign a con-
! tract in this stat" for a match to be
(staged elsewhere, was favorab.v re-
ported bv the
ported by the senate committee on
public morals without debate and with
out a dissenting vo'e. Should the
measure become a law it would pro
hibit all boxing matches for which
an scirrission fee is charged. Bouts
I of four rounds :th a medal not to ex
cfed $35 in ulue are permissible.
.1 . 'IW.'1H.'.:M:
Kayser Venetian and I
silk union s. vests
MAY 17 FIXED FOR
CHARITY TAG DAY
Helpers' Circle, King's Daugh-
ters and Associated Chari
ties Plan Affair.
Saturday, May 17, has been set as
the date for the annual tag day, con
ducted by the Associated Charities
and the Helpers' circle 0f King's
Daughters for the purpose of raising
funds to assi.-t in carrying r.r. the char-
ir.ept'iig o. Assocnted Charities.
Miss Mary E -ii.in was appointed
enr:il chh.r't. V rs. V. E. Shurpe.
chairman for the Helptrs' circle
Miss Mary Carter, chairman to rep
resent the Associated Charities. Oom
mi''ees were also appointed for the
various branches of the work of tag
lav ana tney are: f ress. .Mrs. 1-.
Brough and w r. w . laylor; lass.
ruie I -Wiss -iai n.:'n, oo.xes, .11.'. ana .rs.
more 1 H. S. Cable; securing tags. Mrs. W. A.
light . Darling, and tying tags. Mrs. A. Mos
i enfelder. for the As.-ociated Charities
and Miss Harriet Johnson for the
I Helpers' circle.
The general oommi'tee wiil appoint
all workers and assistants.
At the monthly meeting of the As
sociated Charities the treasurer re
ported a balance on hand at the close
of the past month of $51.40. General
Superintendent Win Taylor reported
for the month just closed as follows;
Cases from iast year. ".: new cases. C;
i old cases. 11. and cases reported from
i other socieiies. ?. : making a total of
23, as compared with 12 for the sanv-
month last year. 1 lie dinerence may
be partly due to the industrial condi-
, tion, mild weather and ro education
: by the charity workers. There were
1 11 married couples. 4 widow s, deserted
I wives. 4: sinul."- transient men. 4; with
a total of 71 persons in families.
Their nativity was American. 16.
r,esrro. 1: Relgian. - : Swedish. ": Ger
man. 1: Scotch. 1. Applications were
made by three oreanizat ions and on
the applicants' own initiative, 20.
Three were reporled from other soci
i eties. Employment that should be per
: matiert was secured for four and re
lief for one. Relief was given as
follows; Groceries. S; fuel, ."; c'.oth
1 ing. 1, and shoes. 3: Household goods.
1, and lodging, 1. The causes 01 ais
abili'y were accident. 1; acute illness.
jl3: intemperance. 3; old age. 2: in
sanity. 1: insufficient earnings, 11:
unemployment, 8. and bad housiug, 2.
j The report of the Association house
niatrf n for the month is: Mmi assist
ed. 3: women assisted, l': children
' assifeted, lu: number of pieces of
. clothing given out, 84.
Employment Permanent empioy
iig'H secured for. 2: temporary ein
, pjonient secured for, 4; relief woik. 2.
Financial Received from sale ot
clothing. $9.6'J; turned over to the
; treasurer, $!.60.
1 Donations HeLpers' circle. King's
i Daughters. $2.Vi'i. Clothing Mrs. J.
F. Muiiger. Miss Turner. Mrs. Harder,
K. H. Wilson. Visiting Nurse asso'ia
tiou. Mrs. M. C. Kricke. Miss Grace
' C'eeir Mrs. William Morley, Mrs. Hen
ry Welch. Miss Mable Payne. Mis
L. C. Montgomery, Mrs. M. P.. Kellar
stress, Mrs. Peurl Seeley; Mrs. A.
Prilchard, i:iat:sses ; Mrs. A. J. Bur
ton, matresses; J. E. Peterson, kind
ling; Mrs. L. J. Dawson, millinery;
T Fineii'nn shoes: "trs H I).
'v. o .,.. Mr. k 1 stehiiiin-
or, household goods: Mrs. C. W. Hal , 1
household goods; Mrs. George W. ;
CUBS AGAIN MAKE
Plow City Squad Noses Into
Second Flace by Narrow
TKI-CITV I-EAGl'K STANDING.
Cubs Si 58 2i! .716
Plow City hi 4 7 34 .IbO
Molme 7h J- ii .577
I'.achelors 78 44 34 .564
Crosscountry ....hi 2i 57 .2'.it
Slock Leaders ....hi 2 t'i .172
The Cubs of the Tri-City Howling
league continued their ic'.orioub
n.arch pennant aril last night without
losing a single strkie, by annexing
three straigh's again. The Stock
Leaders, who ha'. o proudly clung to
the ccr'inr position, ail season, were
the ictnns, atel allowed iheuisei ves
to be trampled upon without much
protest. The guinea were relied at the
Harms alleys. Chief interest now
hinges on the race tor second honors,
which lies between the Plo ' City atid
Moline squads, li winning two out
of three games al the St. Jul. en al- '
leys from the Cross Country piu ar
tits. the P. C.'s were able to boost i
themselves into second place, where
they are tanging by a gihn margiu oi
'lit' e io:.i's. At nd vf last weed's j
; berles, Mo'ir.e and Plow City teams
veie tied tor second place ifli a per- '
c r.tage of .o77. lnl nigbt the trst I
l.amed aggregation was compelled toi
', lie idle w hile their rivals sneaked into 1
I tbe two-hole, as the Bacheior-MoliM
'coL'est was postponed. The scores:
J Wich 171
:F-ieuer 131 153
i I-wldebrandt 13 it 173
Van Hecke 132 144 194
Oberg 164 142 147
Johnson 130 112 132
j 776 730 795
E. Wich 160 153 161
H. Wich 16S 134 144
J Wich 202 162 175
H Winkler 117 157 134
Her. Wich 189 172 165
Stouffer 126 11S
Churchill 213 195
Swanson 166 1 170
Tborngren 148 151
Donahue 153 163
"STAG" TONIGHT AT
ROCK ISLAND CLUB
A novel enter'ainment is scheduled
to take place at Roclt Island club to-
night. It will be a "stag'' affair, to
which all the members of the organ
ization have been invited. The nature
of the amusement to be offered has
1 been kept discretly silent by the com
mittee in charge, but the same was
true at me last Si&g, ana on mat
occasion some 200 of the members
found themselves more than repaid for
having accepted 'he invitation of the
entertairnien committee without fur
The doings tonight will commence
j at 8 o'clock
WIFE MAKES CHARGE
I Moses Schneider of this city has
elved a new sympathy gag, accord-j
ing to his worthy spouse, who sought ;
the arrest of hubby this morning on '
a disorderly conduct charge. After '
Moses has eaten his fill of grub at tha !
; festive board, he has been in the habit j
, of cramming two dry bread crusts 1
into his pockets, which he exhibits to 1
'the neighbors for the purpose of prov
ing that he is being starved to death
at home. This according to the testi-j
nony of his wife in police court this j
1 morning. Because of this stunt, the i
missus refuses to arise at five bells j
each a. m. to prepare the liege lord's I
bieakfast. The case was dismissed by j
Magistrate Smith who advised Mrs.
Schneider that if her husband would I
not support her, the divorce court? 1
were still open and doing business at
the same old stand.
STAR ACTOR CANCELS ALL
BOOKINGS OH YOU JAIL!
John Riley broke into jail last night
after gaining his iiierly toi l.ui u
few bripf hours. It appears that Riley
has been making a tremendous hit in
a little street drama staged and pro
duced by himself, the title of which is
"It is More Blessed to Give Than to
Receive Gimme." Riley has held
down the star role, taking the part of
ihe menii ant in the cast Vesierdny
n.orning the judge told him to betake
himself elsewhere and cease the whole
sale solicitations of alms. But Riley's
stomach craved for alcoholic stimu
lants and he soon was up to his old
tricks. This morning after he had
made an eloquent plea for leniency, he
heard those sweet words. "Forty day?."
Consequently all bookings are can
colled and the, company has disbanded.
Milan, Geneseo and Pingree Grove pa
pers please copy
w iKit. i. m rji3isag
The Smith studio is now installed ;
in their new rooms formerly occu- '
pled by Mr. Biakslee, located on Third
avenue, near Nineteenth street, and is
I ready for business.
for excellent work is all that could '
be desired and the quality of the
photographic productions will he main-
tained. We will be pleased to see all
our old customers as well as new, '
giing you the best work possible. ,
The Smith studio. ( Adv.) ,
You Can Safely Buy
OIJ need not he a mechanic to
ele-t a carriage w hich will last
through the two yer bby
oeedi it. The Siduoy (iuarantttd
ha the only tprinf, that properly pro
tects baby'i epine, because it is ad
justable to his increase in weight;
large cushion tires of real ru'ober, not
composition; hood of special quality
Guaranteed Fabrikoid leather and
every part, every material used in it
For Two Yeart
by the makers. The Sid way Mercan
tile Co., 1019 1 4 l-h St-, Elkhart, lnd.
Before you make a selection, see the
Adjustable Crib Spring
Roomy Interior, Conor-act Folding
Hi!-. O.'; -r f rA-,-r,-'
See the Sid way at these stores:
Clemann & Salzmann
L. . McCabe & Co.
You Want Clothes of the Times Ilere They Vre
Clones or yaunjt(jentlemeit
w ill set your enthusiasm boiling. The makers
meant that they should and they w ill Never in your lifo
have you seen such charming styles. Never have you seen
such shapely, well-tailored shoulders they're great.
And fabrics, well you'll smile all over when you see them.
" e knew what we were doing when we purchased thesa
clothes. If you know what you're about, you'll purchasa
them. At least, take a peep at them.
$20 to $35
YOU KNOW US
-in-' r--.- - j,',.,-,! ,,, -
If there were better
groceries we would
have them first.
SUGAR Bent cane (not beet, 20
pounds for $1.00
RADISHES Fresh from the gar
dens, three bunches for 10c
ONIONS Fresh and crisp, four
bunches for only 10c
CHOCOLATE Genuine Bakers,
25c cake for 15c
CHEESE Lunch cheese, very ap
petizing, each 5(j
JELLY Pure and wholesome, 10c
fclass for 71,c
PRESERVES Large jar of straw
berry, 3tc jar for 23c
JAM Pure gooda, 10c glasses
AMMONIA Best household am
monia, three larpe bottles .. 2 5c
BON AMI For cleaning glass, etc.,
three cakes for 25c
SAPOLIO Three cakes for.. 2 5c
SOAP Jap Rose, Palm Olive and
Wild Rose, three bars 25c
WE WILL HAVE EXTRA FANCY STRAWBERRIES AT MAR
KET PRICE AND A FULL LINE OF CHOICE FRESH
The Clean Store"
KERLER RUG CO.
will make your old rugs and carpet3 look like new and the
cast off ones into fine, new rug3.
for any size rug we can't clean without removing the siz
ing and stiffness.
We do anything in the shape of cleaning, mending, siz
ing, repairing, sewing, making over carpets and rugs, j
Vacuum cleaning at your home or our factory. - '
Kerler Rug Co.
1710 Fourth avenue, Rock Island.. Phone We3t 602.
'it- 'inf ?Wif
OUR COFFEE MAKES
MATCHES The safety kind, six
large boxes for only 21c
TOILET PAPER Best quality and
large rolls, 9c, or four for... 25c
HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE Milk
or almond bar, each only 4c
GUM Spearmint or Yucatan, per
package 4c, seven for 25c
SWEET CORN "Camel" brand,
tbe finest corn that is put up for
the money, per can 10c
By the dozen $1.10
COFFEE "Camel" brand, steel
cut, an absolutely pure clean cof
fee, with an aromii and flavor all
Its own, per one pound tin
BUTTER If you want a pound or
two of the sweetest, cleanest and
best tasting butter In Rock Island,
then get our "Hillside" Creamery
butter. It's always the name.
LARD Jones' Dairy Farm lard,
nothing finer, per pound.. 17Va5
515 17th St