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rill ImMe Dsr Celebrants
i Express Begnt Except Giles,
" and He Mast Be tin.
v An apology for the demonstra
I tton staged In-front of the Moline
-'high school Tuesday morning by
-Bock Island high school students
was offered to Superintendent Ma
hnney and Principal Nutting of
. ; Moline by a committee of local
.students this afternoon.. The apol
,,logy was prepared in the form of
. statement and was signed, by
Teach of the 40 students who took
tpart In the celebration. It was
-taken to Moline by a special com
mittee of three elected by the sign-
; ;TS. -
All of those who had a part in
".the affair, except Harry Giles, are
,ack at their studies. According
-to -Principal Arnold Lau, Giles has
'the opportunity to be reinstated In
Cgood standing in the school if he
subscribes to the conditions ac
cepted by. the others, namely, the
'apology to the Moline school au--thorlties
for the action. -:
- Mr. Lau had thevfollowlng to say
- In a statement made this morning:
,Of coursev no one regrets the af
fair more than I do, and I would
1ts anything If it could be un
. done. I want, the public to under
stand and appreciate the fact that
mm a- inal,..lnM ..M.InM An
-tr lerel beft to foster anything
: but that klndW aplrit.
r " certainly believe that the stu
, -dents participating in the affair at
, ifoltne are genuinely sorry and
"nothing of the kind will happen
- iagaln. Possibly some people may
..criticize me for not being harsher
, Jn my treatment, but I want it dtt
tlpctly understood that what I am
more concerned about than pun
ishment is the fostering of the
right kind of Ideals and spirit in
- the high school, and I firmly be
Item that the treatment I have ac
corded these students will bring
.permanent results for the future.
Only t Per Cent,
. r-"The public must furthermore
understand that this affair, was
participated in. by about 40 stu
' deflts? 5 per cent of the total stu
dent body. To those who made
the mistake of walking out, we can
show Just as many who tried to
prevent this mistake."
i .The following is the apology
that was taken to Moline: "We, the
' undersigned, realizing that our ac
tion on Tuesday in disturbing the
regular work of your school was
wrong and in violation of the best
. Interests and spirit of order in the
Rock Island high school, because
we earnestly desire its reputation
' for high ideals of order and con
duct and school spirit .to be untar
nished, -v - .
"Especially dQ we regret the
forced entrance of your building
against the orders of Superintend
J"ent Mahoney. We wish Mr. Ma-
. . . 1 - 1
noney lu Know uibi we are oiuteio
: Jy sorry for what happened -
"Again hoping that this regret
table affair will not be held as a
.- blot against the Rock Island high
school, we are, sincerely yours."
... The statement was Signed by all
those who had participated in the
ftiinei-s Ask Only That
Wages Be Made Steady;
W ord of G. F.MacGowan
TmiraiJAV-TIlE'. KOCK ISLAND GtNOm 13, 1915,
' Captain F. B. Martin and his as
sistant, E. F. McDonald, of - the
Jrirer engineers' department, left
yesterday on an Inspection trip of
the upper Mississippi. The Inspec
tion Is made every fall by the de
uartment to make a check" on the
suddUbs that hare been issued dur
ing the past year for work on the
- Stops will be made at St Paul,
Stillwater and Minneapolis. Cap
tain Martin will be away about
two weeks. 4
Charles F. - MacGowan, former '
president of the Tri-City Federation'
of Labor, and now an international
organiser for the bollermakers' or
ganization, visited in Rock! Island
today. He has been active In the
recent labor negotiations in Wash
ington, where his headquarters are
situated, and has a store of knowl
edge about the national situation
between -labor, capital and . the gov
ernment. In the present coal crisis.
A new light Is thrown upon the
miners' side of the controversy in
the statement Mr. MacGowan made
this morning to a reporter for T!'.e
Argus. He contended that the in
junction which "ended the-strike"
is a serious mistake from severil
points of view, explaining about
the stand taken by the men in the
matter of wage' Increases and the
fixing of a certain amount of time
to be put in each week. -
"The facta In the ease are these,"
he said, "the -Injunction issued by
Judge Anderson If particularly
hateful to the .miners and to or
ganized labor for the reason that if
the government had need the power
granted it under the same law the
Lever act It could have taken
over and operated the mines whUe
negotiations between .the men and
the employers went on. - . '
, ConM Still Produce.
"The same wage scale could "nave
been paid by. the government as
that in vogue at the time of the
strike order. , Out of the proceeds
obtained by the government from
this source it could have made the
raise granted by the employers
retroactive to the date on which
the mines changed hands. In the
meantime, while the- mines were
being operated by the government,
coal production And delivery could
go-on at a normal rate. Whenn
agreement had been threshed out
by the employers and employes the
mines could then be returned to
their owners, the wage raise put In
effect and-, made, retroactive to
Nov. 1. V ,
"This was the logical course, and
was and Is acceptable to the min
ers. It would entail to employers
only the loss of earnings during
the period, when the mines were
commandeered. It would keep the
source of coal running and present
any shortages of coal. '
"Neither the labor movement or
the miners themselves wanted to
bring about conditions in the coun
try such as to paralyze Industry
and to cause starvation and coal
famines. It wasn't mere wanton
misuse of power. That Is where
the thing Is misunderstood. If the
government had taken the action of
taking over the mines and' operat
ing them; no hardships would have
been imposed on anyone." : ;
Unions Hate Injunction.
According to Mr. MacGowan, an
other phase of the situation aside
from the fact that the injunction
"has not settled and cannot settle"
the' strike is, that it has made the
miners and all of the trades' unions
dissatisfied, because the injunction
power has been the black beast of
labor all during its existence. He
said the injunction has only suc
ceeded in making the task increas
ingly difficult for the leaders, who
wanted the arbitration to proceed
In an orderly manner. The injunc
tion; be argued, in "being so mani
festly' unfair to organized labor"
has increased the tendency of some
circles toward a more pronounced
stand In the fight against capital
out and out anarchy r-or bolshevisih.
"Another phase of labors stand,"
he continued, "Is the -fact 'that
shortly, after' the armistice was
signed, the United States gdvera
men, through the agency of the fuel
administration, told operators that
'My " 1
' Cbariei F. MaeGowan,
- n .1
figures tor the last 12 months,"
said the labor leader, "sbow.Jhat
the average time pat in by miners,
figures taken fromttjhe enure cona
try. was less than three ays per
week, and that the average, wage
received was $70 per month. This
wans that more than halt of the
miners were receiving, around 5Q
land 160 per month. Think -what
that mease. While some earn HO,
If 12 or even $15 per day, it is not
steady, rne reat mass oi inem
earn less than $6 per v day even
when worklng tiU time. : , -
According to this view of the
matter as shown by Mr. MacGowan;
the men are : seeking to stabilize
thelr-lncome, so that they are as
sured of steady wages. Mines may
close down for -days at a time, or
lay off all the men any time thy
wlsli to, and the pay stops during
that neriod. If every man waa
sure of being paid at a fixed rate
the Lever law was set aside and
the prices . set by the administra
tion, together with all restrictions
wece removed., Then the operators
began charging for their product
whatever they desired. As soon as
the men tried to seek improved,
conditions at a time when their
wartime contract! seemed ' to hare
been dissolved, with this withdraw!
of the Lever, act they were' inform
ed that the law still stood for them,
and were held from obtaining bet
ter conditions by Its provisions. It
had not been operative in restrict
ing ; the employers for - several
months when this occurred. - The
men consider this a great injustice.
At length Dr. Garfield was recalled
to his post and the restrictions
were replaced on ' the prices of
coal, tardily, for the minora .had
already taken action,- and ' there
wasn't any coal to be restricted."
Want Steady Income.
The demand tbat seems a buga
boo and stumbling block at pres
ent, the 30 hours per week work
ing time for the miners, is very
widely misunderstood, he claimed.
It is not the desire of the men to
reduce the working hours to that
minimum. : Their purpose is -to in
sure to themselves that amounVof
work at the prescribed .wage every
week in the year, and thus to in
sure a regular - income. The big
trouble at present is the same
that of mew who do piece work;.:
that is, their income isn't steady,,
While big wages are paid to a tew ,
part of the time, thir annual in-'.
come doesn't 'reach-' a big figure.
The great mass of miners are un-.,
derpaid'on the whole. ;
Worked 2 Bars a Week. I
"Why the department - of labor j
week, he would be on .the same
basis as other wage earners. : .
'' Injaactien Deadly Blow. x
"The whole- .thing," he said in
concluding the interview," is sim
ply this V "Aside from the miners'
claims, and aside from .their own
errors and the errors of the opera
tors aad 'of the government a gov
ernment resorting to control by in
junction when other means mlghi
be used is striking a deadly blow
at our free institutions. ,
. "This is no tide tor prejudice on
the part of anyone. This country
in order to be saved from enemies
without and enemies within baa gut
to exercise its very best Judgment,
and that by all the people. . Not
withstanding the success of the at
tempt of employers, should it come,
to destroy unionism', something will
Icome.outof its ashes which. will
prove-infinitely worse. The labor
movement is an American institu
tion and when you try to destroy It
you make way tor un-American in
stitutions o 4aka its place. Foe
the people of this- age and of this
rountry must and will be given a
share in the government of affairs
which, vitally concern them."
Two LiAle Ones '
. Suffocated "VTheit
' c - Bedclothes Burn
o'clock Sunday afternoon, when the
matter - of a musical organir lion
will be taken up. v
Rev. W. H. F. Jones' will make a
brief address at .the meeting on
Sunday, which Is the second tet-
low-up meet'.ng of the Sunday cam
paign to be held at the T. M. C. A;
The . 100 men present at the meet
ing last Sunday voted unanlmous-ly-
to form a permanent organisa
tion, and steps in this directlpn will
be taken at a conference ot tht
representative committee from the
churches following the meeting.
The Billy Sunday songs are U
be sung, and- men are asked to
bring their song books.
kTwo little children, Mary Benes,
5, and Annie Benes. 1, were suffo
cated by 'the smoke of a lire they
started at their home lf Daven
port, at - o'clock yesterday eve
ning. They are the daoahtars. of
Mrs. Joe Benes, Mound and East
Twelfth street East Davenport. C
Uti RnJk annmirta aarnlf and
iter children y- werklng durtmi
the day.- She left the fcro chltdraft.
at the Indhstrial - home, - Sixteenth
and Brady streets, yesterday, as
usual 'la the morning.' Returning
in the evening, she took them home
and, left them playing there while
she went .to the grocery a block
away. The children found some
for at least or exactly 30 hours perttche Mi PtU Bee1f:
ding In oneToom on Are. The third
child, Joseph, aged S, -ran out inter
tne yara ca escaped tne names,
btttthe two girls not aware of
danger, remained ; - : ,i '. )
The mother caike hurrying to '
the spot a few. minutes 'later, av
smoke - add flames . were pouring
from the windows, and tried to en-
ter only to be driven hack by the
heat and -smoke. . When the flames
nnauy died- down, since the bed
ding alone was on fire, she rushed
into the room, only to find) the tots
side by side upon the floor, jleed.
The father and husband of the
family left the city some months
1 ago, and his present location is
not known by the" wife. ; i i
At Soney-ShTlnf Prices at
lie Satisfactory Bug Clean-
Phone as for anythfns; yon
have to dispose ofc ' We pay
more and sell for less.
Store aBd factory 11 4th
ave phone 6ax'Rak Island.
All eleanlng'C. O. P. . Work
called for and r delivered
A movement is onr foot to organ
ize the Rock. Island men of the
Billy - Sunday .-Chorus , Into a per
manent orgaoiration. All men who
sang fn the chorus at the taber
nacle are requested to attend the
meeting at the Y. .M. C. A, at 3
.i -J
mmmmmf I II ROCK ISttANQ. 1
11 1 1 1 1 1 ' " i ' ' t , i , ' , f ' .
Carpenter, $1.00 per
Stone & Webster
; Whitman & Barnes
? Plant,
1000 West 120th Street,
Z Chicago, 111.
Why Not Try 1
Wheelan Cigar Co.'s
High Grade Cigars..
Ton will find one to suit year
taste and noeketbook; among
these ,
10c Columbus 10c
Two Sizes
10c Corinus 10c
Strong - .'
5c Geiger's Leader 7c
' "The American"- '
1 Two Sixes -'
.. Will be out about Dec. 7
WKeelan CJcrar Cn.
Phone B. L 1686-
sed Car
i - Sale - ,
SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 1919
In order to make room for wihter storage
:of new cars, we will sell the following cars
dt a bargain
CHALMERS Touring Cars .. ... . $190
iVELIE touring Car $190
EMPIRE Touring Car . . ..... $245
I BUICK Roadster . .. . ...... v . . $370
REO Touring car ...... ..i ... .$395
STUDEBAKER Touring Car , . . .$495
REO COUPE Touring Car . . , . $840
S6)iSTJiwi'i""'Miw " i i., i M ii. iiinMif77uT .. - ..
S TO r- , - -
Saturday, Kqv. 1$ 1919
' ' ; Atl-.OOo'aocc s i. V
t ' . - " " ' - ' r . -One
Moline Touring, 1 Dodge Touring, 4 Maxwelt Tourings, 1 Oakland
Six Cylinder Touring, 1 Saxon Touring, 1 Grant Six Touring, 1 Maxwell
Delivery, 1 Saxon Roadster, all equipped 'with self 'starter and electric
Kghts,3 Ford Touring, 1 Ford Roadster, IJFord Delivery, 2 Overland Tour
ing, lBuick Touring, 1 Mlxwell Touring. , , '
Termsr 10 percent day of sale, balance to suit purchaser, v, -
- f Dont Forget Date and Place . r ,
?I7 II
November Sales Special
H IV I Nl U If-' rV II
We carry one of the largeat stocks of Genuine Ford Parts in Iowa and sell them II ' I
.V - . . - to Bveryrjody at UUT rKlUKS . .... .
- " We do not ehsrre anv war tax. sMtk also Saves Ten fi tier cent dk
- ' We operate 4 stares In Iowa, and therefore onr purchasing power SATES TOD from 10 to
pri OTi raM oappura i era jrara, xires (ail oraaas), mees, Bicjcle, Anto and Sotorercle
'Tires, aad Sapplles. - v , i . ,
- 0w lor 1919 wUl amennt t over a Million Dollars and we are offerinf jen QCALITT
VeNhudlte at POPULAE orCUT PRICES, with the BEST OF 8EBT1CE front a Complete Stock
of Up-toiDato aerehaadlse. ' . ;s, ' ,
1rt, ABrandsTlres and Tabes hare been fCdaeed abest U Per Cent Mr eat prices
represent from to 40 Per Cent Bednetioa. All are gnanuteed Ugh-grade makes, ne seeonda,
. Satbfaation guaranteed-or moner refunded. - .. - . .
Begnlar' '. ,
UM Kingston
Carbaretor for.
all -. ; . - r "
models .........
tSS'HoBer Comb Radiators
for 1909-191 OA Kf
Fords at.....,.IBsU,OU
-; BjCnt
f ' Prices. .
and' Holler
Fords for
$t Honor Comb Radiators
for 1917-1918
I&50 AH Size' 'Pistons for
Fords, with rindr QQ .
and pin, complete". 1
$&$ Connecting
Fords, complete
Reds -for
..'Si:' Genuine' , '
Boyce lrfotorjAeters
Spark Plngsi ell sites: I 7L
LO0 Ticking Sark CO
Flags, at ....... r....OjC
9U Sise Koto.
IfijOO Slse Moto.
170 Sise Xoto.
410 Sise Moto-'
meters ........
$UM A. C. Titan
0c Champion X
Spark Pings, at. .
Formulas Complete ..for
i hampioa x
Pings, for,
Prices X
Mr Cat
' Prices.
$10 Set HalUdar Fleslevers, sin
gle or doable arm shock absorb
ed, complete and W. a C, at
an. . .... . . . ; .Vr.".f. $4.98
fLSO Schrooder Tire
Gaage ..........
i gal. ean,MoblIon, tord nt
all cars, Regular 6 . . . P.DU
' SftSO Bear Axle Shaft, for Fords,
extra qualltyv , r7fZ
$LS0 Radios Bods for f0 A Q
. Fords, extra quality. . eD.ftO
11 Eieetrie Tall taaps, nQ '
all cars ..A"....'. I 7C
Cerali Brown Cow1' Boards,
'.complete O with Cortln '; speed- .
ometer, adda greatlr to the as-,
pears nee of your, car; complete,
outfit; $14.00 value Q
HjoTlieavr 7 Leaf tfO tQ
..Ford Front Springs.. tP.70s
JtSM Magneto and Battery Tall
Lamp, ' complete . vrith wire
'ewitch wtth two ' CI QQ
bulbs, complete. . wltOtf
HAO' Rex Steering Wheel Lock,'
46c Schrader Talve,
' Cores, 5 in box
Regular My Cat
Prices. Prices.
110 Pyrene Fin Cxttngnlaher
with Bracket. .. tfQ AQ
complete ......... wO.fte
ILSS Golden Giant Spark
Pings; rrn
all sises ............. 1 5IC
US Quart Victor Qi OQ
Carbon Bemover. . . tDx.7
SUM Flnto Tktor rVA
Carbon Remover..... f 7t
7Sc Radlaeleak,
at :
76e Liquid X
Koleak ,
ILS0 Liquid X
$70 Pali Eieetrie Mend
complete ....... $4.48
IIS Set Heavy Crown Fead-
ers,all . CI Q OK
models . ........ QLO'VO
"$ti Mohair Tep, complete
wHh Jiffy Side CQQ OR
Curtains. . . . . . 0A7.7U
,. ELS, 90 FEB CE5T
3.76 K.W Cofl
Units, complete
40c K-W Ceil Points,
. M00 Pairs Weed and Bid-O-Skld
Chains In stectr-for
pleasure ears aad tracks.
Special Cat Priees.
Exm HCavr 6-A Grade St
rogalar price Badlatorand
Hoed, Winter Felt Lined
Coven, com- (?Q QQ
plete at. . . . .'. . . tDO.ivO
Mobiloit for Cylinder Lubrication . '.
' v ' . , ;.-. '--"X ' " Sfy- Special
. ' - , , ' ' , Reg. price Cut price.
One gallon can'.............. $U0 per can $1.10 per can
Ten one-gallon cans in case. .. HM per ease 1040 per ease
Five-gallon can la case SUM per ease 9tJB0 per ease
Two live-gallon cans in case. flUi per caw fi.00 per case
Fifteen-gallon steel drum with LOS per gaL 80c per gaL
faucet. Plus $U5 for drum. V
Thirty-gallon steel drum with tLOO per gaL
faucet. Plus $L50 for drum.
Fifty-five gaL steel drum with
faucet Plus 32.25 for drum."
Half barrels (wood)
Barrels (wood)
Sc per gaL
(LOO per gal.
9&e per gaL
7jc per gaL
76e per gaL
7Scper gal
70c per gaL
"Glass Enclosed" M "
All Season
, Roadster or Touring,
Carload in Stock '
Pure denatured
. :76c
Gallon in Five
Gallon Let i
AU-Season Ghsi Enclosed Baadf ter AU Season Glass Endosed Toaring
Everihih fof the Motorist ' '
if PlI J
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