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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, M AT 2fi, 1914.
MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS
. ' i
AT LOCAL PLANT
: END IN A FIGHT
"Mrs. Oscar Nelson Swears Out
Warrant for Arrest
STAGE A RIOT IN STREET
Genuine Battle Starts Between Com
pany Officials and Discharged
Sensational developments In the
labor difficulties of the Mollne Furni
r.ture Works occurred today when Mr.
--(Oscar Nelson. 130 Third avenue, swore
ut a warrant for the arrest of George
,.- W. Johnson, president of the company,
o;harging him with the use of profane
and abusive language and disturbing
the peace. It will be recalled that this
4 is the company which a few weeks ago
let out several union men because they
. refused to comply with the new work-
... lng system Installed, which called for
..one hour more work each day. At
that time there were strong rumors of
-g trouble and a strike became Imminent
-.but it was averted.
Mr. Nelson was one of the union
i .employes let out from the factory and
:;it seems that President Johnson
.Vtopped at his home and accused him
of being the instigator of the trouble.
Mrs. Nelson alleges that Johnson used
- language of a profane, abusive and un
fit nature in addressing her husband,
and further claims that the charges
against the latter are false. Mr. John
son will be arrested.
Trouble Starts Saturday.
-I The threatening trouble between the
company and the discharged employes,
-' after things had gone quietly for sev
. eral weeks, was violently disrupted
'-Saturday evening when a near riot
-rwas staged on First street and Third
avenue jn w hich some of the employes
No Other Bread
' is "just-as-good as
Like every great success,
our success hasi ts many im
itators. Sometimes an imi
tation is offered you by the
grocer, but he won't do it
often if you decwe the sub
stitute. Refuse to accept any
and the officials of the firm partlcipat
C. M. Johnson, superintendent, and
son of the president, Carl Peterson, a
foreman. Sigfrled Mortenson and Os
car Nelson, two of the discharged men.
were involved. It seems that a
free-for-all fight took place following
a heated argument, and a hundred peo
ple gathered to witness the fray A
street car was held up for several
moments. Nelson appears to have suf
fered the most, emerging from the bat
tle with a blackened optic and a bruis
Following this , trouble President
Johnson swore out a warrant for Nel
son's arrest, charging him with assault
and battery, and Peterson also swore
out a warrant for Nelson charging dis
orderly conduct. Mortenson was arrest
ed on a similar charge preferred by
the younger Johnson. This is thought
to have been the cause of Mrs. Nel
son swearing out a warrant against
This morning the cases were called
for a hearing before Justice Fred En
tiikin, but as a. change of venue had
been sought some delay was occasion
ed. The canes finally came up In the
justice court of William Carstens and
a continuance was granted until to
Penalty Contract Accepted.
Some time ago the Moline Furniture
company accepted a time and penalty
contract for furniture from Marshall
Field & Co. of Chicago, and thus the
officials thought they had provided
against possible lax business condi
tions and eliminated the possibility of
having to close down during the Bum
mer. In order to complete the contract in
the specified time and to live well
within the terms, the company in
creased its working day by one hour.
Several Minion employes refused to
comply with the new system and were
therefore discharged. This fact brought
out talk of a strike and alleged lock
out, but no trouble occurred of any
serious nature until the near riot of
There were nine men laid off for re
fusal to work the extra hour and the
company accuses them of ingratitude'
stating that if they had not accepted
the penalty contract the men would
have been forced to lay off during the
greater part of the summer because of
lack of work. Only union men object
ed to the change in hours and none of
th-s others refused to work
Official Started Trouble?
Saturday night's trouble, according
to witnesses and the discharged em
ployes was started by the officials of
the company. It is claimed that Pet
erson, the foreman, deliberately Insult
ed Nelson and stripped off his coat in
viting him to a fistic encounter. The
former employe accepted and before
the scrap was over other union men
and officials had joined in. It-Is further
alleged that Nelson picked up a large
rock and threw it at the foreman,
missing by a narrow margin.
DOCTOR IN DENIAL
HE WAS A VICTIM
Charles E. Brown of Chicago
Fleeced Number of Men
Out of $50,000.
WORKED A CLEVER GAME
Organized Fake Company and Sold
Stock to His Victim Tried to
Get Doctor to Buy.
Dr. B. M. Rhinehart of Moline. who
has been named In dispatches received
from Chicago as one of the victims of
Charles E. Brown, Chicago, promoter,
who is alleged to have fleeced sum
ber ofj men out of $50,000 in a single
year, stated this afternoon that the
dispatches were false and that be was
not, one of Brown's victims.
"I transacted business," said the doc
tor today in discussing the case, "with
Frank D. Winslow not long ago, and
he organized a company, obtaining in
corporation papers. He carried out his
agreement with me in every way, how
ever, and I cannot be called a 'victim'
Brown's System Clever.
' Brown usually secured the names of
his victims through a cleverly worded
advertisement, and many men of
means fell for bis smooth talk and
manner, investing in the company
which he proposed to promote. He se
cured incorporation papers, for which
he charged a fee, and then he charged
another fee for steel engraved stock
certificates, which he declared neces
sary in working this scheme. He then
guaranteed to sell the stock on a 10
per cent commission basis, but when
the time for the sale arrived he was
found to have mysteriously disappear
Jinx. ! ita
Every June Bride of 1914,
Who Resides in Scott County,
Iowa, or Rock Island
Will Be Interested in This
According to our annual custom we will give to
every J une Bride of 1914 wha resides in Scott or
Rock Island Count v, FREE, one 48-lb. sack of "the
famous GOLDRIM Flour.
We want every June Bride to begin baking ab
solutely free of all baking worries.
We want every J une Bride to know right from
the beginning of her housekeeping days, that the
very best flour obtainable is ready in the flour bin,
to help her bake good things such as "he" likes.
LABORING MAN IS
KILLED BY A TRAIN
Christ Liaco3 Crushed to Death
at Green Island and Body
They can't imitate the rich butter
flavor, the tender crust, and the
, nourishing qualities that go to make
I KLtEN rWIO the ideal bread.
10c and Se a Loaf
K0RN BALING COMPANY.
Rock Island, III.
Christ Liacos, a laboring man in the
employ of the Rock Island lines, was
instantly killed yesterday afternoon
at Green Island, Iowa, when he slipped
and fell beneath the wheels of a mov
ing freight train.
The remains were brought to this
city this morning and taken to the
Rose & Barnard undertaking parlors.
Liacos is a Greek and formerly lived
I in this city. Funeral services were
held here at 1:30 this afternoon at the
St. ueorre s ureek cnurcn. Kev. Kar
appiris officiated and interment was In
HAS HIGHEST BID
Bonds for Improvements Total
ing $54,500, Awarded to
The bid of George M. Bechtel &
Co. of Davenport for the im
provement bonds, aggregating $34,500,
was adopted by the city council yes-
be paid a
Swedish Lutheran Minister De
livers Baccalaureate Ser
terday. The city wi:i
yearly premium of $195.
The city commission will probably
provide money for supervision of the
municipal playgrounds, acting on
petition from the Woman's club,
which was placed on file and whicn
will be taken up at the time the ap
propriation ordinance is considered
In the absence of C. V. Johnson, who
is confined to his home on account of
smallpox in the family. Commissioner
Eastman was appointed as temporary
commissioner of accounts and fl
nances. Miss Anderson, deputy In the
office of Commissioner' Johnson, was
authorized to sign the pay roll checks,
i Copyright 1T
May Have Permanent Station.
The Moline army recruiting station
opened here some time ago at 1605 'A
Third avenue, may become permanent
instead of temporary as originally
planned. The station is in charge of
Recruiting Officer Bertelson of Rock
Island and has secured so many re
cruits that the officers of the district !
located in Davenport plan to continue
Jacob F. Cromwell.
Jacob F. Cromwell died at the home
of his nephew. B. F. Cromwell, 2321
Sixth avenue, Monday evening at 8:30.
His home was on a farm near Water-
town which he left several years ago
in order to come to this city for treat
ment. Mr. Cromwell was born In Columbia,
Mo., Oct. 19, 1843. Funeral services
will be held In Knox Undertaking
chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, and the remains will be sent
to Slater, Mo., to rest beside those of
his wife, who died In 1882.
STORES IN CITY CLOSE
ALL DAY MEMORIAL DAY
Announcement was made today that
the merchants of Moline desirous of
cooperating in the Memorial day ex
ercises have decided to close all day
A program has been arranged for
the day, which will be participated In
by various patriotic organisations of
the city, headed by the G. A. R. The
memorial addresB in the cemetery will
be delivered by the Rev. W. B. Slater
and Hugh S. Maglll of Springfield will
give an aaaress at the exercises at
Rock island arsenal, which will be
held Jointly under auspices of the Dav
en port and Moline G. A. R.
Appearing for the first time this
year in their caps and gowns, the
members of the senior class of the
Moline high school Sunday night heard
Rev. A. F. Bergstrom deliver the bac
calaureate address, 500 people being
present to ' share with the graduates
the advice given by the pastor.
"The Race Set Before Us." was the
text for the sermon. The importance
of a religious life, and of regular at
tendance at church every week in
otae's life was emphasized at the out
set. Referring to Hebrews the pastor
expressed the opinion that the writer
of the verse must have been an eye
witness to the Olympic games of an
cient Greece, on account of its strik
ing inferences in the declaration:
"Wherefore seeing we also are com- j
passed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every
weight and the sin which doth so
easily beset us and let us ru'n the race
with .patience that is set before us."
And so the life before us was likened
by the Rev. Mr. Bergstrom to the race
that is "set before us."
The following program was carried
out during the service:
Organ Processional Wllhelmina V I-
Hymn "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me."
Scripture Reading and Prayer.
Music, "Lead Kindly Light" Choir.
Sermon, "The Race Set Before Us,"
by Rev. A. F. Bergstrom.
Vocal solo, "My Redeemer and My
Lord" M. J. Anderson.
I Hymn "Onward, Christian Sol
Organ Recessional Wilhelmina Wi-strand.
AUTO AND STREET
CAR IN SMASHUP
Three Members of Gustav Pe
terson Family Have Nar-
Three members of the Gustav A.
Peterson family narrowly escaped
death last night when an automobile in
which they were riding collided with a
street car at the corner of Twelfth
street and Seventeenth avenue. The
car was demolished but the occupants
escaped with a severe shaking and
minor bruises, no serious, injuries re
Mr. Peterson was driving the car
and was accompanied by his wife
and mother. They did not see the ap
proaching car and crashed into it as
they rounded the corner. Mr. Peterson
succeeded in turning the car to such
an extent that the auto ran . into
the side of the street can. otherwise a
fatal accident might have occurred aa
the car was going at the rapid rate.
S. J. BRANDT IS GIVEN
CONTRACT FOR SCHOOL
The contract for building the new
$12,000 school house of the Sacred
Heart church baa been awarded to S.
J. Brandt, a local contractor. The
school will be built in the rear of the
church, facing Thirteenth street, and
will be or brick, two stories In height.
The structure will be completed in
time for the school opening In September.
Chautauqua In 8ilvia.
Silvis Is. to have Its first Chautau
qua June 25 to 30. The affair Is be
ing arranged under auspices of the
First Methodist church and will be
held In a large tent at Tenth street
and First avenue. Prominent lectur
ers and musicians have been engaged
on the program. j
WOMAN VERY ILL
Finally Restored To Health
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
Bellevoe, Ohio. "I was in a terrible
tate before I took Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound. My back
ached an til I thought
it would break, I had
pains all over me,
nervous feelings and
periodic troubles. I
was very weak and
run down and was
losing hope of ever
being well and
strong.. After tak
ing Lydia . Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound I improved
rapidly and today am a well woman. I
cannot tell you how happy I feel and I
eannot say too much for your Compound.
Would not be without it in the house if
it cost three times the amount." Mrs.
Chas. Chapman, R- F. D. No. 7, Belle
Woman's Precious Gift.
The one which she should most zeal
ously guard, is her health, but it is
the one most often neglected,' until
some ailment peculiar to ber sex has
fastened itself upon her. When so af
fected such women may rely upon Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, a
remedy that has been wonderfully sue
cessf al in restoring health to suffering
If von have the slightest doubt
that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound will hclpyou.write
to Lydia K.Pinkliam MedicineCo.
(confidential) I.ynn.Mass., tor ad
vice. Your letter will be opened,
read and answered by a woman.
and held in strict confidence.
LOCAL POLICE TO
SHOOT AT TARGET
Practice With Revolvers to Be
Feature of Department
in Near Future.
How To Get Your FREE SACK
of GOLDRIH FLOUR
There are no stipulations or publicity to this
offer. ; .
All you have to do is to send us your name,
address and grocer's name, and we'll see that
you pet a sack of GOLDRIM Flour absolutely
Once you use GOLDRIM Flour, your enjoy
ment of baking good things will be complete.
If you are a June Bride of 1914 send us your
name and get a free sack of GOLDRIM Flour.
A 1 I
iftaiciii nuui run vu
QUALITY FIRST FLOUR
ton, D. C, this week, attending the
annual national convention -of the
American Library association. ' Ses
sions opened yesterday and will con
tinue through to Saturday evening.
An East Moline firm has just com
pleted the molding of a large steel tar
get which was ordered by the Moline
police department and will be installed
In the basement of the city hall. The
figure of a man will be painted there
on and members of the local police
force will be required to practice at
regular intervals with their revolvers
in shooting at the target.
Chief of Police O. M. Bisant is re
sponsible for the Installation of the
target . The target Is large and as
soon as It is in readiness in the base
ment practice will start.
A SITE FOR NEW CHURCH
Members of the First Congregation
al church have secured a tract at the
corner of Twenty-second street and
Seventh avenue, having purchased it
from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cowley, at
a cost of (6,750. The lot added to the
property at that place already owned
by the church will be the site of the
new church to be erected within the
next couple ofj years. Plans for the
new edifice have not yet been drawn
MANY ELKS WILL 60
TO PEORIA MEETING
A large number of local members of
Elks, will go to the Illinois state an
nual convention in Peoria Thursday
morning, leaving this city at about 7
o'clock. The train is a special leaving
just before the regular Peoria train
and will return here at about mid
night. The seven Moline delegates to the
convention are John Grilk. Oscar E.
Wickstrom, George Lindurg, A. R. Am-
merman, Floyd E. Thompson, Harry
Oldefest and Frank Schrader, and they
will leave here either tonight or tomor
row morning in order to take part in
business sessions tomorrow.
All of the members of the order who
take part in Thursday's big parade
will be required to wear their white
HOME COMING AT
Annual Event Planned by Mem
bers on Thursday Even
ing1, June 4.
OLD BELL HAS HUNG FOR
MORE THAN FORTY YEARS
Memoirs of bygone days were re
called to many old timers of the Plow
city yesterday, when tlx strong men
removed the old bell that hung in the
tower of the old city hall, now used as
the Central fire station. No one seem
ed to be able to tell just how long the
bell had hung there but a number
thought that It was Installed at least
40 years ago. .
The bell was originally used to sum
mon the-children to school and later
as a curfew but for many years it has
remained inactive. It will not be sold
but will be kept by the city as a relic.
Goes o Convention.
Miaa Minnie Kohler, librarian at the
Moline public library, is in Washing-
BY ST, GEORGE LODGE
St. George lodge, K. P., met last
night, and after conferring the rank
of esquire on a class of seven candi
dates, nominated the following ticket
subject to election at a future meet
Chancellor commander A. B. Lun
dahl. Vice chancellor R. B. Kelley.
Prelate William Kenyon.
Master of work H. J. Lindberg.
Master at arms C. A. Tillmer.
Inner guard A. L. Peterson.
Outer guard R. O. Creuta.
HAIR CUT FREE FOR
TOTS LESS THAN 10
Evans & Rossiter, proprietors of the
tonnorial parlors in Skinner's annex,
have caused considerable commotion
in Moline with the announcement
that they will cut the hair of children
under ten years of age free of charge
during the summer and agree to es
cort their younl patrons living south
of Fourth avenue, across the railroad
tracks. The offer is effective at nnra.
the only restrictions being that the
customers come between the hours of
C to 4 In the afternoon, with the excep
tion of Wednesday and Friday.
Members and friends of the First
Baptist church are to assemble for a
"home coming" event Thursday eve
ning, June 4. The idea of such an
event has taken form in many cities
and is annually celebrated, but this is
the first time, as near as can be learn
ed, that a church has taken up the
matter. The Baptist church will have
such a reunion and members of the
church, Sunday school and young peo
ples' societies will gather for a good
time. A special effort will be made to
attract members who have been aay
or irregular In attendance.
Rev. J. A. Garnett of Sterling will
make the chief address of the even
ing and a chorus of about 50 voices
will furnish music.
CHURCH WILL CONFIRM
A LARGE CLASS SUNDAY
Rev. A. F. Bergstrom, pastor of th
Swedish Lutheran church, will confirm
the following class Sunday morning:
Olaf Larson. Evalina Anderson, Etnel
Swanson, Esmeralda Anderson, Ai
Swanson. Mildred Peterson, Anna Gu
tafson, Irene Johnson. Adolph
strom, Florence Kronstedt. Archis
Dahleen. Herbert Ericson, Albin Fi.
deen, Edwin Nelson, Harry Johnson.
Paul Florin. Hjalmer Olson, Margaret
Claus, Emil Bloomquist. Mildred Chi
lund. Maude Beck. Myrtle Swanson,
Helen Dahleen. Bernice Johnson.
FIRE STATION BIDS TO
BE OPENED AT CITY HALL
Bids for the construction of the ne
bluff district fire station authorised re
centlyby the voters of the city In th
Issuance of $34,500 worth of bonds.
and which is to be knov. n as No. z. wui
be opened tomorrow in the mayori
office at the city hall. Bidders are r
quired to submit a certified check ol
five per cent of the amount of the bH
The plans of the architects, Ecklund
& De Armont. are now oa display af
the mayor's office.