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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1906.
PLEADS IN COURT
Walter Cuddington's Mother
Begs Judge Not to Sentence
Son to Reform School.
PATHETIC COURT ROOM SCENE
Request for Parole and Woman's En
treaties Oo Not Avail Was Con
victed of Horse Stealing.
"I pray . you, don't send him there.
Don't ruin my boy Walter by sending
fclm to the reform school."
With these and many other entreat
ies the mother of Walter Cuddington.
the lad convicted of the theft of Mrs.
Mary Weaver's horse near the Watch
Tower In August, on her knees askeJ
that Judge Geet not sentence her son
to the reform school. The pathetic
scene was enacted in the circuit court
this morning, when the court passed
sentence" on the lad on the verdict of
guilty returned by a jury recently.
.Inked for a Parole.
Hon. William McEniry .urged the mo
tion for a parole of the boy. and plead
ed with the court to place the lad in
the custody of his mother, on condition
that a report be made at stated inter
vals. Judge C. J. Searle stated his ex
perience as state's attorney, and while
making no suggestions as to this case,
called the attention of the court to the
practice and its beneficial results in
fit Impreuied With Ioy.
Judge Gest stated that he was not
Impressed with the boy during his
trial before the courtt or his opportuni
ties or environments for good citizen
ship. He stated that the reform school
la a good place and one where boys
are taught lessons of good citizenship.
He referred to Hon. William Jackson,
who was present in the court room, as
one of the former trustees of the in
stitution, and a man who would vouch
for the conditions which exist at the
Mother Pleada oa Kaeea.
It was then that the boy's mother
addressed the court, and begged the
judge not to sentence her boy to the
reform school. It was finally necessary
to remove her. She pleaded with the
Judge, and brokenly asked him
not to send Walter to the school.
Robert C. and Fred L. Mitchell are
home from school for the holidays.
Dr. Emma Morgan will spend Christ
mas at Aledo, returning Wednesday.
Whitman Dart ' is in the city from
Chicago to spend the holidays with
Miss Marion Potter of Minneapolis
Is in the city to spend the Christmas
days with relatives.
F. D. Taylor is in the city from Nor
folk. Va.f and will remove his family
'south the first of the year.
A. W. Sweeney of Galesburg. is
spending a few days in the city and is
registered at the Harper house.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Young of Chi
cago are spending the holidays at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Teska.
Miss Fannie Divers has departed for
South Bend, Ind.. where she will spend
I the holidays with her mother and
Ex-Sheriff J. M. Reticker, now of
Quincy, accompanied by Mrs. Reticker
is in the city to spend Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Brasher left
today for Tampico, 111., where she will
spend the holidays with relatives
A. J. Taylor and family of Cloquet,
Minn., are in the city to spend the hoi
idays at the home of J. D. Taylor.
T. J.-Buford, Jr., is home from St
Paul to spend Christmas with his par
.ents. Captain and Mrs. T. J. Buford
Leon Ashley, who is attending the
state university, is visiting at the
home of his aunt, Mrs. H. H. Hensley.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Killmer of Tul
sa. I. T., are in the city visiting friends
and are registered at the Hotel Harms.
Frank C. Peck and son of Kansas
City are visiting in the city and are
making the Harper house their head
Mrs. Lee Shannon of San Antonio.
Tex., Is here to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Marrero Jr., of
New Orleans, are visiting at the home
of Mrs. Marrero's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Larkin.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Curtis of Detroit.
Mich., arrived in the city yesterday and
are making their headquarters at the
Robert C. Willerton, chief clerk at
the Harper, left this noon for Dan
vers. 111., where he will spend Christ
mas with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anstine arrived
in the city last evening from Chicago
and will make Hotel Harms their head
quarters for a few days.
Mrs. Bert Sears of Chicago arrived
Saturday evening from Chicago to
spend the holidays with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gruwell.
Dr. Rush Crissman and Miss Criss
man left today for Chicago to spend
Christmas with Dr. Ira Crissman. at
whose home a family reunion will be
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Frey of Chicago
are In the city to spend Christmas with
Sir. Frey's uncle, T. J. Donahue. Mr.
Frey made his home in this city until
a few years ago.
James Knowlton of Morgantown, W.
Va., is in the city to spend the holi
days. Mr. Knowlton, who formerly re
sided here, is now engaged as a super
intendent of certain holdings of Sen
ator Elkins in West Virginia.
Rev. and Mrs. Marion Humphreys
MAKES NO RULING
Jud?e Gest Takes Motion to
Quash McCaskrin Indictment
ARGUMENTS ARE CONCLUDED
Attorneys for State Deny Necessity to
Prove Company's Right to Oper
ate in the street.
The arguments on the motion to
quash the Indictment against Mayor
McCaskrin were concluded this morn
ing, and Judge Gest took the motion
under advisement. The arguments
were commenced Saturday afternoon
about 4 o'clock, Kenworthy & Ken
worthy appearing for the mayor, nd
State's Attorney J. K. Scott for the
state, and Judge Waterman of Daven
port, representing the interests of the
railway company. The arguments of
the attorneys for the mayor were
based on the failure to set up a charge
of malice on the part of the mayor
against the railway company, and the
failure to show that the. D., R. I. & N
W. railway was rightfully operating o.i
the tracks removed. The indictment
was held insufficient in other respects.
Hlatory of the Law.
It was claimed that the statute un
der which the indictment was drawn
was passed in 1SG1, and that it was
not intended to cover trespass cases.
but to prevent the confederate sympa
thizers living in the southern part of
the state from interfering with the
transportation of troops and supplies
by the federal authorities into the
Hold Indictment In Good.
The attorneys defending the indict
raent held that it was in the words of
the statute itself, and sufficient. They
admitted that it would be necessary to
prove all of the elements suggested by
the attorneys except that of the right
ful operation of the railway in the
streets. The contention had been
made that the mayor, if the railway
was not properly operating in the
streets, could in his capacity as mayor,
or as a citizenremove the tracks. The
state's attorney claimed that no matter
whether the railway company was op
erating rightfully or unlawfully, any
citizen would be liable under this sta
tute if he removed, tore un. or de-
have gone to spend Christmas with ' stroyed any part of it. The attorneys
Mrs. Humphrey's parents at Windsor, denied the necessity of proving the
Mo., later going to Springfield, Mo., right of the railway company to oper-
to visit Mr. Humphrey's parents. Mr. i ate, in tne trial or the case.
Humphreys will return the last of the
week, Mrs. Humphreys remaining for
a months visit.
Argue Markln Cane.
The motion for a new trial in the
Mackin case is being argued again to
day, nearly the entire day being de
voted to the argument. The arguments
have been heard before the court for
some time, and probably will not be
Licensed to Wed.
Porter W. Ewart Carbon Cliff
Leila Hull Sllvis
Eric A. Ericson Moline ! concluded today.
Rose G. Flood Moline ,
James J. Collins Moline i
Mrs. Emma Ladeboff ....Moline THE WEATHER.
Stewart W. Kent . ...Moline
Julia A. Swanson Moline! vttly "IOM,,jr Tue.dsy po
Arthur Harket Davenport
Mrs. Charlotte D. Berger. . .Davenport
Harry E. Cook Port Byron
Harriet E. Wainwright Zuma
John F. Heeren Zuma
Mary L. Weideman Port Byron
Warren Brownlee I.Washington, Iowa
Margaret Clark Coal Valley
albly llxbt mow nortu Tumdnyi alowlv
rlftioK temperature. '
Tefperature nt 7 a. m 13; at 3:30
p. ni., 31
J. M. SIIEHIEK, Local Foreeaater.
I" HE ELEVENTH HOUR gift seekers will
find this store the very place to help
them even in the last half of their 11th
hour perplexities. For the purpose of clear
ing stocks for invoicing, radical reductions
go into effect, at 7 o'clock this evening, on
many articles in almost every line of gift
' The enormous selling has made big
holes in many corners of the Christmas
stocks, and tonight at 7 o'clock you'll find
prices shot all to pieces on hundreds of odd
lines and gift articles.
Santa Claus shook out his sacks here at
noon, all -the last remaining gifts, and de
parted empty handed to get new supplies
for his chimney visits tonight.
With a "Merry Christmas" for us all,
amid jingling of bells, he whisked away at
1 o'clock, with a promise of a return next
Beal & Schmltt,
High class tailors,
Illinois theater building.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
The Jewelry store that sets the pace.
Jewel, Jewel, Jewel, the great cough
drop. Absolutely pure.
Many toys at just one-half price at
Young & McCombs' this evening.
Many toys at just one-half price at
Young & McCombs' this evening.
Coal for a Xmas present, full ton for
$3.25, $2.95 and $1.95 at Mueller's.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 152C-1528 Fourth avenue.
Cleaning, pressing, repairing and
dyeing. Panitorlum, 1909 Second ave
nue. A straight 10 per cent discount on
watches and diamonds tonight. In
galls. The practical and useful gift will be
found at Young & McCombs' this eve
A son was born this morning to Mr.
and Mrs. J. c. Fullerton, 354 Fortieth
Have you forgotten anyone? If so,
get the gift at Young & McCombs this
Books of all kinds at most any kind
of a price at Young & McCombs this
Many musical instruments at
half price at Young & McCombs
Many musical Instruments at
half price at Young & McCombs'
A great slaughter of toys at Young
& McCombs this evening. Many go ai
A great slaughter of toys at Young
. & McCombs this evening. Many go at
( half price.
Lewis . Single Binder costs more
I than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
j The -stage of water at.the Rock Is-J
land bridge at G a. m. was 3.30; at
Buy your Christmas candy at the
candy booth on the second floor at
Young & McCombs.
For the real good old buckwheat
flavor, buy Mrs. Austin's buckwheat,
and don't forget the name.
Mrs. Austin says: "My buckwheat
cakes will please you, if you love the
good old fashioned flavor." ."'
Afternoon club dance at Armory hall
Christmas afternoon. Ladles, 10 cents;
gents, 35 cents.
Stop at Math's for a nice box of can
dy before calling. on your friend Xmas,
Open all day. Second avenue.
We told you long ago that Jewelry
holiday business would be largely an
Ingalls affair. It has been. It is.
Storm door special prices for cold
waves. $1.50. $1.75 and $2.00. Delivery
free from Mueller Lumber company,
It will be a merry Xmas if you spend
it at the big roller rink. Open all day
for skating. Band afternoon and even
When visiting friends on Xmas day
return your compliments with a nice
box of candy from Math's, Second ave
The hurly burly of the last hours'
shopping will be increased by the hun
dreds of cut prices tonight at 7 o'clock
Fill the stockings good and full
corn crisp 5 cents a quart, broken
mixed candy 8V& cents a pound tonight
Afternoon club dance at Armory hall
Christmas afternoon. Ladies, 10 cents;
gents, 35 cents.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 73C Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
The Plattdeutschen Brueder will cel
ebrate their 14th annual Christmas ball
on the 23th day of December in Tur
ner hall. All friends are cordially in
The beautiful Keator home, across
the street from the Broadway church,
is now on the market and can be se
cured through Reidy Bros. A very
choice home and a rare opportunity.
It's an earnest, hurrying, scrambling
crowd at McCabe's, but withall, jolly
and good natured. Everyone wants
to carry his own packages now in imi-j
tation of the bearded old gentleman.
Candy specials for this evening at
Young & McCombs' all taffies. 10
cents per pound; peanut and cocanut
candy, two pounds for 25 cents, and ail
mixed candy at 10 cents per pound.
Twenty per cent discount tonight on
gold and diamond set bracelets, la
velliers, diamond and pearl set pins,
including all jewelry from $10 to $100.
Ten per cent on all over that amount.
All members of St. Joseph's branch
No. IS, W. C. U., will meet tomorrow
evening at Sacred Heart hall at 7:30
to make arrangements for the funeral
of Brother James Lyons. J. W. Cav
Get ready for Christmas don't let
the little stockings hang empty tonight.
French mixed candy 10 cents per
pound; broken mixed candy 8 cents
peanut brittle 10 cents per pound, after
7 o'clock tonight at McCabe's.
James Brooks arrested Saturday for
the theft of $20 from John Joseph, a
fellow employe at the Harper, was
bound over to the grand jury under
500 bond Saturday by Magistrate El
liott. Over $19 of the money was re
covered, and Brooks told a story of
having found the money.
The Volunteers of American, who
will provide a free entertainment for
the children of the three cities whose
Christmas lacks the brightness and
cheer of theseason, announce that the
children who deside to attend may se
cure tickets at the Armory in this city
Wednesday morning before 9 o'clock.
These tickets entitle the children to a
Storft Open This Evening.
tror a avi
Rock Island. III.
You've been thinking diamond
and talking diamond. Maybe
you've figured a bit on the ques
tion. You'd really like to have
a fine stone or a piece of dia
mond jewelry. Now is the time.
Why not crystallize considera
tion into Christmas cheer?
In order to make the present
month a still greater success, we
will offer until Jan. 1 a discount
of 10 per cent on all loose and
mounted diamond goods. Come
Rock Island. !u
And the best greetings of the season to our friends
and customers who have made the closing year
the most prosperous we have ever enjoyed.
No merrier Christmas will ever be celebrated
in the United States than that of the present year.
The best wish this store can make for its friends
and customers is that their Christmas cheer shall
be up to par.
No more prosperous year has ever passed than
1907 promises to be. The best wish this store
can make for its friends and customers is that
they will get their share of 1907 prosperity.
Young & McCombs,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
G I obocI Christ maw Day
free street car ride to Davenport and
return. The entertainment will be giv
en at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning
at the Elite theater in Davenport.
CRUSHED TO DEATH
BETWEEN TWO CARS
Frank C. Oshamm Meets Death When
He Boards Street Car at Front
Step in Davenport.
Frank C. Oshamm, aged 15, of Ly
ons, Iowa, and an employe at the Fam
ily theater in Davenport, was crushed
to death last night in Davenport, when
he attempted to board at car at the
closed vestibule door at the front of
the car. He seemed to be Intending
to steal a ride. About 12:30 he board
ed a westbound car on Third street.
An eastbound car caught him as he
was hanging on the step in the front
of the car, and before he could be ex
tricated from between the cars, he had
been crushed to death. He was rolled
about half way back between the two
cars. He leaves his parents and four
brothers and four sisters at Lyons.
The inquest has not been held, owing
to the absence of the coroner.
Small Fire Sunday Afternoon,
Fire broke out yesterday about 1
o'clock at the residence of W. P. John
son, 732 Fifteenth street, sparks from
the chimney having ignited some of
the shingles on the roof of the house.
The fire department was immediately
called and with chemicals and water
put out the blaze before any great
damage was done.
TO CONSIDER THE
VIADUCT PLAN THURSDAY
Council Inspects Ground and Discusses
Mayor's Suggestion, But Defers
Action Till Later.
After inspecting the Twenty-fourth
street viaduct and discussing the pro
positions of the mayor for changing
the plans for the approach to th.
bridge, the city council Saturday ad
journed to meet in a committee of the
whole Thursday. The Rock Island club,
the Business Mens association, anl
the government authorities and the
railways interested will be notified of
the meeting to be held Thursday, and
the matter will then be discussed from
all points of view. The opinion pre
vails, generally, that the question of
raising the viaduct is a matter for the
consideration of the state railway and
warehouse commission, the railway
companies, and the government au
thorities, and not for the city council.
The plan of the mayor is to change
the viaduct so that it will either ex
tend on Twenty-fourth street nearly to
Fourth avenue, or so that it will ter
minate at about Twenty-third street
and Third avenue.
All the news all the time THE
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