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Day's News Happenings in Rock Island's Sister City
forty-five Dollars in Cash and
$40 Gold Watch Reward
Their Enterprise.
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.
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.
Christian Endeavor Convention
at Second Congregation
Well Attended.
R. A. Walker, Field Secretary of In
diana, One of the Leading J
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
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
City's Demand for Settlement
for Poor Asphalt Ignored by
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
Recording Secretary Miss Mildred
Richmond, Geneseo.
Corresponding Secretary Alfred
Anderson, Geneseo.
Treasurer Miss Berdena Lees, Coal
Superintendent of Missions Mrs. J.
E. Nelson, Moline.
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
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
Eight Premiums Captured by
Watertown Live Stock at
State Pair.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
City Commi3sion Is Undecided
as to Future Use of the Fire
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.
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.
Three Local Men Fined and
Others Are Said to Be Due
for Hearing.
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.
m i ilea .'iaiakK jr nil
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
"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
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
Line from Thirty-fourth Etreet
East to City Limits to Be
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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
"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

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