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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1913.
3 MOLINE'S SECTION OF THE ARGUS Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City TV0 MASKED MEN HOLD UP GREW OF FOURTH AVE. GAR forty-five Dollars in Cash and $40 Gold Watch Reward Their Enterprise. MAKE A CLEAN GETAWAY Conductor and Motorman Eating Lunch at Molina End of Una i.: When Accosted. anniversary of the landing of Christo pher Columbus, the banks of Moline will be closed. Sunday is the actual anniversary, but Monday will be gen erally observed. LABOR EVANGELIST COMES Rev. D. U. Schultz Will Hold Meetings at First Baptist. Announcement is made that ar rangements have been concluded by the Baptists, for the coming to Moline of Rev. D. L. Schultz, the labor evan gelist, who will hold a series of meet ings at the First Baptist church, be ginning Nov. 23. Mr. Schulta is one. of the well known church workers In the east, where he has been especially successful in his appeal to the laboring classes, but he has never held m?et ings this far west. GEORGE C.VERNER COUNTY C. E. HEAD Christian Endeavor Convention at Second Congregation Well Attended. MANY OUTSIDE DELEGATES R. A. Walker, Field Secretary of In diana, One of the Leading J Speakers. dary will be marked with monuments j set in the water. S. C. Arbogast, owner of property along the river, asked that the line be placed farther north at Forty-first street, but withdrew objections when the matter was explained to him. Major Keller said that the war department has nothing to do with the Question of ownership of . additional land made by. the fill. This matter probably will be settled in the courts before the city's plans for the build ing of a drive along the river bank here can be carried out ," Boarding a Fourth avenue car at the end of the line In Moline last night. two highwaymen held up the mem hen of the crew, took $45 In cash and a gold watch, vaiued at $40, and made their escape. The victims of the ban flits had opportunity to get a good look at one of tbem and gave the police a fair description of him, but there have been no arrests. Conductor McCartney and Motor man C. S. Turner had completed a run to the east end of the line at Fifteenth avenue and Twenty-seventh etreet about 9 o'clock and were eating lunch, having a few moments before It was time for them to start on their return. Two men boarded the car and entered the rear door, but mem bers of the crew, intent upon their refreshments, supposed they were or dinary fares and paid no attention to them. Conductor McCartney had Jut open ed his mouth to annex a generous sec tion of sandwich when his eye fell tjpon the business end of a big le rolver which had been thrust under his nose. Instantly he forgot the pangs of hun ger, forgot even that his moutb was open and that he held a sandwich in FACES SUIT OVER PAVING ON 15TH City's Demand for Settlement for Poor Asphalt Ignored by Company. Unless some response Is received from the Chicago contracting concern which laid the Fifteenth street asphalt paving by' next Monday the city will enter suit on the guarantee bond ot the company. This was the sta'eraent of Commissioner Clark G. Anderson today. Mr. Anderson has Just return ed from Chicago, where he made an otherfruitless effort to obtain some satisfaction. He has now submitted a proposition, the terms of which he does not care to state, and he insists upon an Immediate reply. One year ago the 10-year guarantee given by the company expired arid prior to that time some repairs were Good attendance and marked lnter- i est characterized the county conven tion of the Christian Endeavor held at the Second Congregational church in this city yesterday. There were 45 delegates present, 32 of whom were from out of-the city. Henry and Mer cer county societies were well repre sented. There were three sessions morning, afternoon and evening. Louis D. Hauberg of Hillsdale, retir ing president, presided. Following are the new officers elected: PresidentGeorge C. Varner, Mo line. Vice-president John Spilger, Rock Island. Recording Secretary Miss Mildred Richmond, Geneseo. Corresponding Secretary Alfred Anderson, Geneseo. Treasurer Miss Berdena Lees, Coal VaKey. Superintendent of Missions Mrs. J. E. Nelson, Moline. IIEUK INDIANA MAX. R. A. Walker, field secretary of In diana, was the leading speaker at the evening session. He urged the use of salesmanship me'hods in spreeding the gospel. To Induce others to ac ADD TO SALOONS; BOOST LICENSE East Moline Council's Scheme Should Discourage Compe tition for Permits. At its next meeting the East Moline city council will have a difficult mat ter to handle the amendment of the dram shop ordinance to provide for more saloons. The number of saloons In the city is limited to one for each 50D population, and there are 18 sa loons. It has been tentatively agreed to take up an ordinance Increasing the number to 20 on the theory that the LOCAL HOSPITAL FARM IS WINNER Eight Premiums Captured by Watertown Live Stock at State Pair. CATTLE AND HOGS EXCEL Vegetable Exhibit Said to Be Finest Shown . oft the Grounds There In Years. ' Eight premiums were captured by the Watertown hospital exhibit at the state fair,. where It competed with dis plays from other similar institutions throughout Illinois. . Prises were of fered only on live stock. The local institution also has some fine poultry at the fair and its exhibit ot vege tables has been said by hundreds to be the finest seen on the grounds for years. The fair closes tonight and the Watertown farm animals will be shipped home, arriving probably Tues day. T. S. Craig, head farmer, had charge of the preparation of the exhibit, but owing to the press of other duties, he hid u,na. ins mourn remainea open -..:.- made. However, the paving has never cent it is necessary to make them fee! given satisfaction and the city has j that they cannot cet alone without it j oDiainea no sausiacuon irem i s ae- for the time being, while the sand wich slipped from his fingers and his eyes remained glued upon that shin- j Ing barrel. SEARCH OM.r OKF.. Meantime Motorman Turner was having about the same experience with the other bandit. Both car men were ordered to elevate their hands, which they did. and one of the strangers went through McCartney's pockets, getting $35 of his cash and $10 in change collected for the company, be tides a new gold watch for which he bad paid $40 only a few days ago. Turner was not "frisked," but when the mate's pockets had been thorough ly searched he was ordered to start the car on its run back, which he did. .' At Eleventh avenue the robbers or dered the car stopped and they dropped off and disappeared in the brubbery. The crew took the car on to Twenty-third street, where they met another car and told their ex perience. The second crew, concluding that it would be unwise for them toJ take their car into the bandit invested locality without protection, called the police and secured a guard. By the time the second car reached Eleventh avenue there were no traces of the thieves. MASK M.I PS OFF. ' Both bandits were young, the vic tims of the hold up say. They wore white handkerchiefs over their faces, but one of the masks slipped ofT and the features of the wearer were re vealed so plainly that the conductor and motorman believe they could iden tify him if they ever saw him again. Notice of a suit Adverising is necessary and one must. be able to drive an argument home. was filed prior to the end of the , One must be faithful to his belief and period for which the work was guar- must s'ick to the Job if he expects to anteed. It was originally s ated that j attain success. At the same time it is sun would oe entered against the ! necessary to construction bond of the company, j preaches. auviurig iur me company i nonro practice what one will affect any action which may be started now to collect on the guaran tee bond. G. A. Shallberg as city attorney, had charge of the case in the begin ning and will continue to conduct it on behalf of the commission. Banks Close Monday. Monday being a national holiday, the ILLINI WORK HARD FOR INDEPENDENTS The Ill'nl propose to give the Rock Island Independents the best that is in them in the football game scheduled at Browning field next Sunday. Profit ing by their experience in the game cgalnst the Olympics last Sunday, the Illial have strengthened some of the weak spots and may have som new material in line. Coach Towndrow has been driving his men hard this week In preparation for the contest. C. Varner and Rev. R. s. Haney of Moline and Alfred Anderson of Geneseo spoke in the morning and H. R Stuart, boys' secretary of the Moitne Y. M. C. A., in the afternoon pmwth in Tinnnlatlnn IneHfioa tha nil- dition cf two more. But the trouble ! w" unDli "company " ? sPrin- is that there are several applications for licenses and the difficulty will con sist in selecting the favored ones. To take some of the sting out of the disappointment for' those who fail to get licenses it has been decided to in crease the license fee. from $750 to $1,000. With the higher sum required It is believed that the competition for saloon permits will be a trifle less keen. The council also proposes to advance brewery delivery permits from $100 to $500 per annum. FIRST AND SECOND CHURCHES MAY JOIN Consolidation of the First and Sec ond Methodist churches is peiug dis cussed by the two congregations as a result of the death of the veteran pas tor of the latter, Rev. J. S. Cumming. Many feel that if consolidated better work would be done and more good accomplished than conducted as they are at present. They favor the erec- One of the features of the convention i Uon of a new churcfl at sorQe central was the mock field meet with 10 stunts given In the afternoon. Resolutions of thanks for the enter tainment afforded were adopted. PATRIARCHS MILITANT TO ' CONSIDER CANTON TRIP A special meeting of canton No. Cf. Patriarchs Militant, will be hald this evening to decide whether the lodge will aitrnd the state conven'ion at Csnton, 111., next Tuesday. Inasmuch as it is Impossible to go and return in a single day, it is iTobable that the vote will be negative and that William Hunter, already earned as delegate, will attend alone. "TO BLOW OR NOT TOBLOWj WHICH? City Commi3sion Is Undecided as to Future Use of the Fire Whistle. point, probably near the brow of the bluff, if the union is effected. Rev. Mr, Dunlavy of Aledo has been secured to supply the pulpit of the Sec ond church temporarily, and the con gregation will meet one week from next Monday evening to consider plans for the future. field. F. F. Green, oue of his assist ants, was placed in charge and re ports from him, indicate that Water town's all around display was the fin est there. Live stock and products from the farms of the state hospi tals were shown in a - separate tent and competed for special prises. BULL. PROVES IIKST. The fine Holstein bull, Canary Pet Pekol, head of the Watertown herd, was awarded first premium. Three J sows were shown which captured first, second, third and grand cham pion premiums for sows under one year. The sow and eight pigs shown secured a first and the pigs them selves were given a first and a second. INFRACTIONS OF CHILD LABOR ACT Three Local Men Fined and Others Are Said to Be Due for Hearing. "TWO DOWN IN NINTH" IS THEME WE MAINTAIN DAILY DE LIVERY SERVICE IN ROCK ISLAND, The satisfac tion of knowing your linen is faultless is enough to make you pleased with our quality work. The lessened wear and tear of our methods on your linen protects your purse enough to make patronizing this laundry worth while. Why not try a trial. V m i ilea .'iaiakK jr nil I Permanent discontinuance of the fire whistle may follow the trial which has been given the "silent alarm" during' the period while the waterworks re pairs have been la progress, tempor arily putt'ng ths whistle cut of com mission. In response to numerous in quiries as to why the whistle has r.ot been sounded of late, Commissioner E. I.. Eastman today vouchsafed an explanation. "We have not decided what we 6hall do," said he. "Other cities of the size cf Moiine do not give a public alarm in case of fire, a ad there would be no Question about our attitude if we had motor-driven apparatus in place of our horse-drawn trucks. The fire whistle is not for the public's information, any way. Its use is to notify the various fire stations, in case any of the men are out exercising, so that they can return promptly. It is also of advan tage to the police, who are expected to leave their beats and go to the scene as quickly as possible. "While we have not yet decided, as to our course with regard to sounding the whistle, we have come to the con clusion that the long blast formerly given is unnecessary and if the whis tle is again blown it will merely an nounce the box number." Rv. Loyal M. Thompson, Silvis Pastor, Will Deliver Base ball Sermon. "Two Down in the Ninth" is to be the subject, of a sermon to be deliv ered by Rev. Loyal M. Thompson, pastor of the Silvis Methodist church, on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 19. Mr. Thompson is a, baseball enthusiast and pitched for the Silvis team dur ing the summer. Realizing that the public is interes'ed just now in base- i ball more, perhaps, than in anything else beyond making a living, Mr. Thompson chose the first Sunday after the close of the world's series for his baseball sermon. Two were fined Friday afternoon in the justice court of Fred Entrikin for violations of the child labor law. Both entertained pleas of guilty. A. L. Van Ness, state factory inspector, filed the complaints. The manager of the Mo line station of the Postal Telegraph company was assessed $5 and costs and the foreman of the Marseilles com pany of East Moline, $10 and costs. Today the division superintendent of stores of the Rock Island road at Silvis was cited for employing two boys under 16 and on his plea of guilty he was fined $13.05. It is understood that Mr Van Ness has a number of local manufacturers on his list and additional fines may be imposed before he is through with his work along this line. Good Taste Suggests Wedding Gifts Electrical Lono after b the r mementos of the happy occasion are forgot ten, your oifti Will t be remem -bered if it.is'aGift Electrical. The enduring. usefulness of an ElectricjGhafing Dish, an Elec tric Percolator, an Electric Bread Toasterjor1 an Electric Disc Stov'epv'ilLkeep your deep regard J.for the recipient jfcon-1. stantlyinmind. No other sort of aift could be more Appreciated. IF you use electricity" in your home and the lighting bills are rendered in your name, we will send you our hand somely illustrated new mail order catalogue upon request.1 When writing, please give the name of your lighting com pany. Be sure to visit Electric Shop, when next you are in Chicago. ' Over 2,000 Things Electrical Electric Shop Chicago Corner Michigan and Jacksor Boulevards 4 WILL ESTABLISH A HARBOR LIMIT Line from Thirty-fourth Etreet East to City Limits to Be Marked. OBJECTS TO PAYING OUT ALL HIS CASH FOR FINE John Larson was arrested last night for Intoxication. This morning Police Magistrate Gustafson fined him $4.80. John objected to paying. "It ain't right," said he, "I have to work hard for my money. I spent part of it for something to drink and now I have to give up the rest of it for getting drunk." He went back to his cell, but after thinking it over for a time he decided to liquidate. OPENS NIGHT SCHOOL FOR FOREIGNERS IN E. MOLINE Permission has been given by the East Moline board of education for the use of the McKInley school for a night school for foreigners, which will . be opened there next Monday by Thor Norberg. Fifty have been enrolled In the classes for beginning and more are expected. Classes will meet Mon days, Tuesdays. Thursdays and Fri days of each week. The principal object is the teaching of the English language. Mr. Norberg has a work ing knowledge of three languages, in addition to English. New Degree Team Worka. King Philip tribe of Red Men inik iated two candidates last evening as first fruits of the membership cam paign started at the last meeting. The newly organized degree team worked for the first time and did so without a hitch. The first of the dances to be given bi-weekly during the winter takes place tonight. OLYMPICS ARE HAPPY OVER THEIR VICTORY Members of the Olympic clua last evening celebrated the victory last Sunday over the llltnl on the football field and installed the recently elect ed officers. Each officer and mem ber of the eleven was called upon for a speech. Final practice was had by the team for the game at M.uscatine tomorrow. Other entertainment fea tures included a four-round boxing ex hibition between Kid Brady and Bat tling Red Johnson, and a 30-mlnute wrestling bout between Byluod and j Nordholm, In which neither secured a Psew oilicers ot me ciuo are; President Carl Adolphson. 'Vice president Harry Johnson. Recording; secretary Bern Peter son. Treasurer Lud Forslund. TAVENNER FLAYS FOSS PROPOSITION OLDEST MOLINE CITIZEN CELEBRATES 95TH YEAR Anson M. Hubbard, Moline's patri arch, celebrated his 95th birthday an niversary yesterday at his home, 1920 Seventh avenue. He was born in Ber gen, N. Y., Oct 10, 1818, and has been a resident of Illinois for 75 years, all but a few ye&rs of which were spent in Moline. His health continues good. A harbor line along the river from ! Thirty-four.h street east to the city limits will be established by Unite ' States engineers at once. At a hear ' ing at the ci'y hal) yesterday after noon conducted by Major Charles Keller, engineer in charge of the np 1 per Mississippi, and on orders from the war department no objections of , 1 a serious nature were registered and i so the major will recommend that the j line be established. The survey was made several years ; ago and the new harbor line will be In accordance with it, ranging from j 120 to 200 feet north of the present , south side of the road along the river. ; This will mean that there wi".j be a j fill most of the way. The outer boun- Football Star Visits Here. Harry Fackler. formerly tackle with the Moline high school team and now a member of the Monmouth college eleven, visited in the city yesterday while enroute to Beloit, where he plays In the game . against the Wisconsin eleven this afternoon. Fackler was on tne Monmouth team last season and this year has a regular place. BY GILSON GARDNER. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, Oct. 9. That the threat made by Governor Foss of Massachus etts to call the legislature in special session to enact a law prohibiting strikes is a direct attack on a funda mental right of workingmen which has been recognized by the courts, is the opinion of congressmen here who have studied the question. Representative David J. Lewis of Maryland, chairman of the committee on labor of the house, and himself a union man, is cf the opinion that should Governor Fobs obtain any such legislation, such a law would unques tionably be set aside by the courts, I assume" said Mr. Lewis, "that Governor Foss has not had the benefit of legal training, and that his mental reaction is naturally one of impatience with the kind cf warfare which means injury to the members of the com munity, and he overlooks the fact that the right to strike is a basic right which has been admitted m practic ally all courts, and especially so in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. "As far back aa 1530," continued Lewis. "Englishmen with the same mental attitude secured a statute pro viding that 'able-bodied persons with- Wyland Is Bound Over. Guido Wyland. charged with a crime against children, this afternoon in the court of Justice Wheelock waived ex amination and was bound over to the grand Jury under $3,500 bonds. The grand Jury will reconvene Oct. 20 and it is probable that ita finding relative to the WyUwd matter will be included in the final report. constitution of the commonwealth. i 'In view of this decision and the statement of Judge Loring, it would hardly seem necessary to go any fur ther into the question' continued Lew is. "The right to strike Is clearly up held and there are quite a number of decisions in other states to the same effect. Men have an unquestioned right to organize and strike so long as such strike Is not malicious or purely obstructive. If they strike to benefit themselves and not to injure their employers or others they are within their legal rights. There is an unbroken line of decisions holding this way In practically every court In the country." Representative Clyde H. Tavenner of Illinois, who represents a constituen cy which includes thousands of work men, points out the very significant fact that Governor Foss's proposed action follows closely the lines of a similar proposition made by Henry R. Towne, president of the Yale and Towne Man ufacturing company and a member of the National Association of Manufac turers. Mr. Towne'a attitude, which is nothing short of remarkable, was brought out during the lobby investi gation bearings. In a private letter written by him to James A. Emery, general counsellor the N. A. M., Towne "I have long held and expressed the opinion that the only complete and adequate protection, cf the public in the age of three-score years should ' put forward this proposition: not be permitted to leave their con venient service.' However, in the Massachusetts case of Pickert vs. Walah, Judge Loring states that: In the earlier days of the colony the gov ernment undertook to control the con duct cf labor and business to some ex tent. But later this policy of regula tion was abandoned and all citizens were left free to -pursue their callinfg government. Such service is volun tary, not compulsory, and no fair ar gument can be advanced against im posing conditions reasonably needed for the protection of the public wel fare or Individuals who voluntarily seek to engage in such service. "A strike by enlisted men would be mutiny, the punishment for which, ot course, should be fixed by law. Coinct dentally with legislation of this kind. I would hope to see legislation pro viding ample safeguards, for the pro tection of all Just rights of the enlist ed men, including the right of petition for the redress of grievances, with ad equate provision for the obtaining of redresB wherever Justified." Congressman Tavenner, who first dug up and gave some publicity to the Towne letter, sommented on the mat ter today as follows: "Governor Foss' proposition followa closely the plan for subjugating labor that Towne has in mind. In answer ing questions put by Senator Reed on the witness stand, Mr. Towne declar ed that he expects to live to see his proposition enacted Into law. Gover nor Foss proposes to put It Into law. Mr. Towne estimated that 6,000,000 wageworkers would be included la his scheme of enlistment subject to pun ishment as mutiny in rase of strikes. The argument advanced by Mr. Towne that 'service is voluntary, not compul sory.' 1 fictitious. No labor la volun tary ; all labor is compulsory, . since against Intolerable oppresEion by or- self-respecting men must labor to live ganized labor hi the tate of public service and public-utility corporations will consist in legislation whereby em ployment In the service of such ccrpcr and must accept the jobs which are of fered. "Union men who read this letter and then read of Governor Foss' proposi tion to actually put it into concrete ations will be put on a quasi-military footing, that is will iivolve 'enlist- J form, should ask themselves If there whether of labor or business as seemed ment,' either in the form which now is anything standing between tnem applies to the army and navy, or in the and the condition Mr. Towne expects form which now applies to the police I to se dur'ng bis lifetime except the and fire departments under municipal labor union." to tbem best This common law was raised to the dignity of a constitution al right by being mcorporated in the I.