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Tim ARGUS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1904.
more complete than ever before with a new and up-to-
date stock of the very best goods, such as,
Watches, Clocks, Silverware,
Rings, Cut Glass, Etc.
W. A. Jackson, Manager of this department, having had 13 years ex
perience in the Jewelry Business enables him to supply your wants In
the most satisfactory manner.
Expert Watch Repairing.
Young i ff g c o m D s
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Sunday Schools Have Christmas
LITTLE FOLKS IN PROGRAMS
Cantata Presented at First Methodist
Church With Thirty Char,
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Wines for the table, liquors, T
and cordials for the social chat .j.
are here aplenty for the week of
New Year festivities as good as !
they are abundant. The quality 4
of our goods is the highest. Shall
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day. We will not disappoint you. .
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which wc sell at
25 Per Cent Discount.
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Christmas entertainments for the
Sunday school children were held last
evening at the First Methodist church.
Spencer Memorial Methodist church.
the First Baptist church and
at Trinity mission on Seventh
street. In each instance there was
a large Christmas tree that groaned
unuer gooates ana presents that were
passed among the young folks. There
were given programs of songs .and
At the Kirat Baptist.
Song. "Tell It to Jesus" School.
Song, "Joyous .News" School.
Recitation, "Welcome" Freddie
Song, "The Royal Gift" School.
Exercises, "Jesus Can" Mrs. Sam
Recitation, "I Can if I Try" Eur-
Recitation, "A Letter to Santa
Claus" Helen downing.
Song. "O. O. O" Primary class.
Exercise. "From the Pearly Gates"
Miss Wangelins class.
Song, "The Promised One" School.
Recitation, "Three Little Pearls"
The Misses Pollard. Cline, Cardell.
Doll drill Florence Dempsey's
Recitation, "Santa's Mistake"
Song, "Sing a Merry Christmas"
Recitation, "Grandma's Mistake"
Solo and chorus Misses Connell and
Exercise. "The Star of Hope"
Misses Young and Freed's class.
Remarks Pastor II. W. Reed.
Closing song, "Chrlstmastide."
At Sprarrr 'Mrnvrlal Church.
Chorus recitation. "Jacob's Ladder."
Duet Lucretia and Jessie Groves.
Primary class drill by boys.
Instrumental solo Ernst Henning.
Recitation Miss Viola Larrison.
Duet Misses. Hazel Beckwith and
Recitation Clarence Curtis.
-Heck at Ion Miss Emma Goble.
Solo Elizabeth Miller.
Recitation Andora Larrison.
Primary class drill by girls.
Duet Rev. E. W. Thompson and
Miss Hat tie Wiggins.
Recitation Pearl Saville.
Recitation Gwenola Donnell.
Recitaiton II. M. McCaskrin.
Recitation "Telephoning Santa
Claus," George Gregory.
- Anthem Choir.
At Christian Memorial Church.
The annual Christmas ente.rtainment
and festival of the Sunday school of
Christian Memorial church occurred
last evening. An exceedingly enjoy
able program was presented consist
ing of songs by the school, recitations.
resnonsive reading and prayer. The
little people who participated all ac
quitted themselves with great credit,
the whistling chorus of boys with
Columbia disc graphaphone ac.eoi
paniinent being a unique feature. Oth
er numbers on the program were:
Song, He Came in Glory School.
Song. Christinas Tide is Here Again
Responsive scripture reading.
Song, Christmas Bells, Ring On
Recitation If I had been a Beh
lehem Child Betsey Forbes.
Three Uttle Pearls Katherine Wil
ley. Mary Graves and Inez Sala.
Song, 'Tis True Zoe Biecker, Ruth
West and Bessie Wasson.
Recitation. Santa's Accident Miles
Exercise, Christmas Greeting Nine
children, whistling chorus.
Recitation A number of children.
Song. The Song That Will Never
Recitation, Grandma's Mistake
Exercise. The Christmas Pilgrim
17 girls, whistling chorus.
Recitation Charlotte Canedy.
Evergreen drill Eight boys.
Song. Hear the Bells School.
Song. Tidings of His Birth Four
Recitation, Messiah's Birth Seven
Solo. Christmas Bells Arthur Potti
gcr and boys chorus.
Doll exercise and song Five little
girls and whistling chorus.
Song. O, O. O. Primary children.
Exercise, Holly Wreath Twelve
Song, Carol, Christmas. Carol
Good Night song Primary children.
Caatata la PrraratraU
A cantata, "Christmas at Grand
pa's", was presented at the First Meth
odist church. There were 30 charac
ters in the play, which included reci
tations and instrumental and vocal
music. All those taking part were
vaUired in unJquea.coftuqfc-. affording
much merriment for the large congre-
grandma; Robert Wiley, grandpa;
Miss Nettie Philbrook, Aunt Mary,
and t Prof. E. L. Philbrook. Santa
Claus. The play was given on a
large platform especially erected for
the occasion. In the center stood the
Christmas tree, beautifully illuminated.
THIRTY DAYS EACH FOR
Two Rowdies Who Cause Trouble on
Bridge Line Car Receive Their
Just Deserts in Police Court. .
Fred Robeson and Joe Baustain, who
assaulted Conductor Gilbert after
boarding a Bridge line car in this city
the other evening, had their hearing in
the Davenport police court this morn
ing. Each was sentenced to 30 days
in the county jaiL The evidence of
Conductor Gilbert showed that there
was trouble over the payment of the
fare. In handing over two nickels
Baustain dropped one, and it was only
found after a search. The two de
fendants used vile and profane lan
guage antil the motorman and the
conductor were forced to interfere.
The two men then retired to the rear
platform, where they remained until
the car reached the corner of Second
and Rock Island streets, where they
assaulted the conductor as he stepped
out upon the platform, and then leap
ed from the car and disappeared into
Conductor Gilbert s injuries were
about the nose, which Dr. Donahue
sewed up. The wound was evidently
made with some instrument, and bled
FINE FOR SHERIFF
Mr. Heider is Called Before Kan
garoo Court at County
FOR INFRACTION OF THE LAWS
to Pay Fifty Cents Into
First Floor Treasury.
C. M. Skerrett, of Chicago, is in the
city on business.
Frank Patterson has returned from
a visit with his parents in Chicago.
Whitman Dart Is home for the holi
day vacation from the University of
J. M. Buford has returned from
visit of a few days with R. R. Cable,
Mrs. W. A. Lovett left this after
noon for a short visit with relatives at
The Misses Hat tic and Mary L. Car
ter are in Chicago, th guests of R.
R. Cable and family.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Newton have re
turned from a month's visit with rela
tives at Indianapolis.
W. V. Martin departed yesterday for
Kansas City after spending a few days
with relatives in Rock Island.
Dr. D. G. Moore, of Chicago, spent
Christmas with his mother, a venerable
lady of 85, who resides at Illinois City
Roger Gruber leaves this evening
for Los Angeles, Cai, tp join his moth
er, Mrs. G. J. Gruber, who is spending
the winter there.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Quinn, of Pitts
burg. Pa., are the guests of Rock
Island relatives, and will spend
month visiting in the city.
Mrs. L. L. Test and family, who have
been visiting relatives in Rock Island
for some time, depart tomorrow for
their home at Pasadena, Cal. They
will be accompanied by Miss Edith
Johnston, who will spend the winter
Annual Meeting of State Association
Opens Today at. Springfield.
The annual convention of the Illi
noi State Teachers' association will
meet this evening at 7:30 o'clock in
representatives' hall in the state house
at Springfield. The program arrang
ed in interesting, and many prominent
educators will participate.
As this is the year of the legislature
it is probable that a number of sub
jects of interest to the teachers will
be taken up for discussion. Some be
lieve that the salary question wi!
come up, but the more conservative
believe that this is a matter which
should be settled with the boards
education In various towns, instead of
airing the matter in the state conven
The kind of bills which will be
framed for presentation to the legis
lature will only be settled after a ma
jority of the delegates have arrived
to givo their opinion in the matter.
SURPRISE THEIR PASTOR
Dr. William Torrance Taken Unawares
at Home by Young Church People.
Dr. William Torrance, pastor of the
Central Presbyterian church, and his
wife, were surprised at their home last
evening by the members of the Young
People's league of the church, who
gathered at the home of Miss Emily
Freeman, and went in a body to the
residence of Dr. and Mrs. Torrance,
taking them completely unawares. Dr.
Torrance was presented a mahogany
arm chair and Mrs. Torrance a ma
hogany rocker. The presentation
speech was made by J. G. Hazard, and
there was a grateful and feeling re
sponse by Dr. Torrance. Refreshments
were served and the evening whiled
away most enjoyably.
Of Nice Rips Bananas at Campana,
Pusateri 4. Co., 1614 Second Avenue.
We ' have another carload of
fancy bananas. which we will
sell at 40 and 50 cents a bunch
and up, 7 or 8 dozen to the bunch.
Also nice bananas' at 10 cents per doz
en. 2 dozen for 15 cents and 2 dozen
for 25 cents. Order left for bananas
rl4VSCS9Ms9rsonated J by the bunch delivered promptly.
Sheriff W. G. Heider yesterday was
called before the kangaroo court at the
county jail and subjected to a fine of
50 cents, which he paid, and was dis
missed with the injunction to go and
sin no more, to which he made a sol
emn promise in the presence of the
dignitaries, to whose judgment is en
trusted, for the present, the enforce
ment of the stringent laws governin
those who invade the gloomy precincts
of the stone building down on Four
teenth street and ; Third avenue. The
sheriff daily visits his subjects and
reviews them during one of the meal
hours. Yesterday he happened in and
while holding conversation with the
artist who is serving three months
for stealing a watch in Moline while
under the influence of liquor, grew in
terested and sat down on the mess ta
ble. There was an instantaneous pro
test from the first floor occupants, and
the guardian of the prison was remind
ed that he had committed one of the
most serious offenses in the prison
Law On Klaanrc.
The sheriff submitted humbly, and
told the boys to mete out to him what
ever sentence his violation justified
The sheriff was allowed to engage an
attorney, but he declined, stating that
he was content to rest his case with
the discretion of the court without
the taking of testimony or argument.
which is the course customarily adher
ed to in proceedings before the kan
garoo court. The official searcher wan
ordered to go through the sheriff, and
after completing the search reported
to the presiding officer that the sheriff
was not very "dirty," explaining his
lack of funds to excessive drains of
the Christmas season. But he had lo
cated a four-bit piece in the corner
pocket, and the prosecuting attorney
recommended that the sheriff be let
off, since this was his first infraction
of the kangaroo . laws, with a fine. of
50 cents, and the coin was handed
over to the first kangaroo. A new sup
ply of smoking tobacco was laid in
Two Court at the Jnll.
, There are two courts in session at
the county jail this winter, the kan
garoo and the supreme. The kan
garoo court meets on the first floor,
and the supreme, or higher court, on
the second floor. However, there is
no appeal from one to the other. The
sentence of either is final, and both
courts have the cooperation of the jal
officers in the serving out of all pen
There are 45 prisoners at the jail.
Among the number is an artistand he
is an artist. He has done several rare
pictures in oil since he was brought in,
and has presented them to the sheriff
and other officials at the jail. The ar
tist says his name is Anderson. His
misfortune is the drink habit. When
he is himself he earns as high as $100
per week, he states.
Sclcmnized Sunday Evening at the Ho
Miss Emina L. Schmid and Andrew
Shererr were married at 8 o'clock
Sunday evening in the north parlor of
the Hotel Harms, by Rev. W. II. Mc
Kee in the presence of a company of
relatives and intimate friends. The
attendants were Miss Nellie McCarty
and E. W. Schoede. After the mar
riage there was a reception and a sev
en course dinner was served in the
private dining room which was deco
rated with palms and holly. The
groom Is one of the well-known busi
ness men of the city. He is the ener
getic proprietor of the French meat
market on Ninth street. The bride is
the daughter of Mrs. C. Schmid and is
a lady favorably known in this city.
The couple have a- host of well wish
fng friends in this city; . Mr. and Mrs
ShcrerT will be "'at' home' to their
friends after Jan. 1 at 921 Fourth ave
nue. ' ' " -: ' '" 1
j. H. WILSON IS INJURED
Falls While Boarding a Street Car in
Moline This Morning.
J. H. Wilson, of 2C26 Fifth avenue,
while attempting to board a car on the
Third avenue line In front of the Wil
son Buggy company factory, of which
he is president, in Moline. at 10 o'clock
this morning, lost his footing on the Icy
pavement and fell, striking against the
side of the car, which was still In mo
tion, the motorman having difficulty in
bringing It to a stop owing to the slip
pery condition of the rails. Mr. Wil
son's lip was cut and he received bruis
es about the body, but he was able to
go to his home In the street car.
Licensed to Wed.
George Hager Moline
Miss IxMiisa Runge Moline
Thomas Bopp Rapids City
Miss Clara Allsbrow Watertown
George A. Vest Rock Island
Mls3 Amy Fluke Detroit, Mich.
Edward Braet Moline
Miss Emma Bleyaert Moline
Christ Noebren Geneseo
Mrs. Sadie M. Kendrick. . .Rapids City I
Are just as acceptable
as New Year Calls.
So if you have over
looked giving a little
token, Make Good
this week and send
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. 1804 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
Time to Pay
This is the time of year when bills arc due and when
you have to pay them. If you have the money for this, pur
pose, you are fortunate. If you haven't, you are probably
worrying about where the cash is going to come from.
If so, see us about it.
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Low Ra tes
For Christmas and New Year holidays round trip tick
ets, will be sold at greatly reduced rates between all sta
tions on the
Chicago, Milwaukee (Si
St. Paul Railway
On sale December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 1904, and January 1
and 2, 1905.' Good returning until January 3, inclusive.
Splendid opportunity to visit your home or friends.
Ask the ticket agent for further information, or ad
dress F. A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent,
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as to persons are bo much a
matter of good bathing equip
ment that I wish to emphasize
our facilities for outfitting bath
rooms with the beat and most
sanitary apparatus. In such
cases it is to your highest Inter
est to cousult us, see samples
here and get our estimates free
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