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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 24,1907.
TO BE A HOLIDAY
Christmas will be Marked by
Usual Observances in Rock
BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSE
Programs in Churches Impress Lesson
of Event in Christian History
Commemorated by Day.
Tomorrow, Christmas daj the day
from which the little folks and even
some of the older ones reckon all time
Is to be observed as a general holiday
in Rock Island, as everywhere. The
day will be marked by the usual cessa
tion of business, the banks, public of
fices, factories, and the majority of the
stores will be closed, and at the post
office the usual holiday hours will pre
vail. There will be one delivery of
mail, leaving the office at about 0
o'clock. The large number of Christ
mas packages to be distributed, how
ever, will cause delays in tne city dis
tribution, and some of the routes will
not be completely covered, it is likely,
In the amusement line, the Illinois
has a strong attraction, for matinee
and evening, in Mildred Holland, who
will appear for the first time in her
new play. "The Woman of Today."
Strong bills are provided at each of
the vaudeville theaters, the Elite and
I)ny for the llouir.
Christmas, however, is a day more
generally devoted to the home and the
family, and many little family, gather
iugs will be held. .
The religious element of 4he holiday
is to be observed in the different
churches, and Christmas exercises
tending toleach the lesson of the great
event which Christmas commemorates
will be held, some this evening, some
tomorrow, and others later in the
l-'or the I nfort uuntr.
The litle folks of Bethany home are
to be given a treat tomorrow noon,
when they will be the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles McHugh at dinner
at the Harper house.
The Associated Charities will dis
tribute Christmas remembrances among
the children of the unfortunate fami
lies of the city, and an effort will be
made to brighten every home in the
city. The usual Christmas dinner will
he provided by the Salvation Army.
The patients of Watertown hospital
are to have a genuine Christmas feasr
at 2 o'clock. . Dr. Taylor has provide.!
.. 223 geese to be served. Presents for
patients will be distributed in the
morning, and there will be a remem
brancer for each one in the institution
The attendants at the hospital will si
at a banquet Friday evening, and next
Tuesday there will ba a minstrel show
for the patients, presented by hospital
Sheriff Kittilsen has arranged for a
special Christmas dinner for the in
mates of the county jail.
Trinity Sunday School.
The Sunday school of Trinity Epis
copal church will hold its Christmas
festival tonight at C:45 at Odd Fel
lows hall. There will be a tree and a
short program appropriate to-the occa
sion will be given.
At Trinity Episcopal church a mid
night service will be held tonight
when the following program will be
1'rocessional 59, "It Came ITpon the
Kyrie Eleison King Hall.
Gloria Tibi King Hall.
Offertory anthem "O, Holy Night'
Sanctus King Hall.
Benedictus qui venit King Hall.
Agnus Dei King Hall.
Gloria In Excelsis King Hall.
Nunc Dimittis Wilkinson.
Recessional 5S, "O, Little Town of
There will be a celebration at S
o'clock Christmas morning, and at 10
a choral service will be followed by
the sacrament of holy communion. The
. order of services at both these ser
ices is as follows:
Processional 5C, "Christians Awake. '
Venite "Anon. '
Gloria Patri "Anon."
Te Deum Henry Gadsby.
Jubilate J. Randall.
Anthem "Behold. I Bring You Good
Tidings," (B. M. Reed).
.Hymn 57, "Sing, O. Sing
t. Kyrie Eleison King Hall.
Gloria Tibi King Hall.
- Offerotory solo "Birthday
King." Miss Beck.
Sanctns King Hall.
. Benedictus qui venit King Hall.
. Agnus Dei King Hall.
. Gloria in Excelsis King Hall.
Nunc Dimittis E. H. Russell.
Recessional 51, "Hark, the Herald
' St. Jonepli'M Cburrb.
The choir of St. Joseph's church will
cive a Christmas program at the 5
o'clock mass In the morning. The fol
lowing program under the direction of
A. A. Burt will be given at this time:
. Opening chorus 'Adeste Fidelis."
"- Millard's Ma9s In B flat will be sung
by the full choir of 30 voices:
'. Tenors Messrs. Roantree,
;Normoyle, Larkin and Strayer.
'- 'Sopranos - Misses Norton,
Schmidt. Campbell, O'Farrell, Murriu,
McCarty, Rosenfield and Fuller.
Altos Mesdames Casey and Burt,
Misses Boman and Lockrey.
Bassos Messrs. Huston, Murray,
Burt. " Naab, fiutzweller, Guetzman,
Leightner and Madden.
Offertory" Quartet: "Jesus, the
Lord, Is Born Today."
Communion Violin and
solos.. . -
Closing chorus "Praise
Organist Miss Daisy EichelsdoiTer.
The second mass at S o'clock will
be sung by (he children of St. J
seph's school, with orchestral accom
paniment. Sixty Voices will render
some of the latest Christmas music
wnder the direction of the sisters.
The 10: "0 mass will he a repetition
of the o'clock program.
At .) Lutheran.
Early Christmas services will be
held at Zion Lutheran church begin
ning at 5:30, in the morning. The
church will be elaborately decorated
with pyramids of candles and with
Christmas greenery. The following is
the program that will be given:
Hymn 551 Congregation.
Christmas greetings "Behold. 1
Bring You (Had Tidings of Great Joy,"
Rev. E. K. .lonson.
"Christmas cantata" (S. J. Johnson)
Choir under direction of L. W
Kling with special baritone and so
Solo Mrs. Edla Lund.
Sermon Rev. E, K. Jonson.
One part of the oratorio "The Birth
of Christ" (Wennerberg) Choir.
The Sunday school will hold its en
tertainment Thursday evening after
At l.nthrrnn Church.
At the First Swedish Lutheran
church there will be an early matin
service Christmas at 5:30 when the
following program will be given:
Christmas hymn, 55.
Scripture reading and prayer. ,
"Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates"
Address "Glory Be to God on High.
and on Earth Peace, Good Will
"Sing the Happy (fhristmas Song"
Hymn 51 Congregation.
After a short intermission the usual
morning service will be held. The
choir will sing, "Listen to the Sacred
Anthem," and the pastor will preach
on "God's Unspeakable Gift."
At Spencer Meuioriitl.
The following program will be given
at Spencer Memorial Methodist church
Christmas night by the Sunday school:
Song "There Were Shepherds in
the Field" Chorus of girls.
Recitation '"When Christmas
Scripture , reading Mr. . Young's
Chorus song Primary classes.
Recitations by Misses Gladys Hoff-
man and Argyl Buckert.
Exercises "Christmas Candles."
Song Missi Marion Besse.
Exercises "Christmas Bells." v
Song Evelyn and Irene Glover.
Recitation Charles Olson.,
Motion song Primary classes.
Recitation Willie Schoffer.
Exercise Mrs. Smick's class.
Song "Bugle Song" Mrs. Saville's
Recitation Miss Sarah Anders.
Exercise "What Does Christmas
Exercises, Recitation Mrs. Boom
Recitation Miss Ruth Swisher.
Recitation Frank Lutts.
"Star drill" Seven little girls.
At MetuoillKt Church.
Following is the program to be
given by the Sunday school of the
First Methodist church this even
ing at i :.:u ociock:
Processional "The Guiding Star."
Invocation Rev. R. B. Williams.
"S'mg Captive Judah" School
"The Bible" An exercise.
"Shepherd Lad of Bsthlehem" Ray
Christmas song Primary class.
"The Grand Old Chonis" Teachers
Song "The Christ Child," Helen
"Mamma's Present' Loren O'Con
nell. "Send the Tidings" Boys' chorus.
"Shepherd of Bethlehem" School
"Marion's Dream" Bemice Wood.
Song "Hark the Bells," Dean In
galls. "No More Be Sad" Dorothy Dun
lnp. "Letter to Santa Claus" Louis
"Light and Song" Young people's
"Christmas Is Corning" Sherly
Violin solo Francis Rhoads.
"Heralds of Christ" Class exercise.
Bass solo A. Hopkins.
Organ solo Mrs. J. F. Robinson.
"Onward Blessed Tidings" Closing
"A Visit from Santa Claus" Ac
companiments by Miss Mary Dick
man, piano; Miss Bessie Noftsker, or
gan; Miss Gertrude -Hotisel, Miss
Ethel Wade, violinsv
Bantlnt Sunday School.
The following program will be given
by the First Baptist Sunday school
Thnrsdav venin2" '
Sons "Jov to the World.- School.'
Pravpr Rev H. w. Reed
"Our Christmas Eve Scare" Charlie
Bells Ring Out Their Joy"
WORRY OVER LOSS
John Voss, Agedx62, Hangs
Self to be in Grave Beside
son by Christmas.
AN OFTEN MENTIONED WISH
Committed Act Last Evening Shortly
Before 6 O'Clock After Repeat
ing His Desire.
After brooding over the death by
drowning of his son Rudolph last June
and repeating several times that he
wanted to be lying beside his boy's
grave by Christmas time, John Voss,
residing at 509 Twenty-second street,
committed (suici(io bv hanging himself
last evening to attain his desire. Tlu
drowning of his son, which occurred
at the foot of Seventeenth street, J une I
while he ami several oihr uw
swimming, caused Mr. Voss 4o become
despondent. He repeated to his fam-
ilv aeain last evening ciim-tiv kfm-o
commiUinz the deed tlmr b w:nte.t
to be in the Ground beside hw bov l.v
l-'ouml HnnchiK in Sheil.
After saying these words, he left the
house about 5:45. His family worried
over his absence, fearing that he might
do himself harm, and his son Andrew
went in search of him. He found the
body hanging to a small rope attached
to the rafters of a woodshed in the
back yard. The Teet. of the
dead man touched the ground.
and to secure strangulation he
must have doubled bimseif up so that
his weight fell on the rope. As be had
left the house not more than 10 min
utes before, the son hastily cut downjpansen
Hi.. liil i ini-i..il 1 i .-. i ...... I . I
iii mm,. , lumru nun iiilu i ntv iiuiiht i
ana summoned a doctor, but life was
extinct by the time the rope was sev-J
ine exact nature or tne sudden
ueatn was not conveyed either to the I
physician who was called and who de
clined to issue a certificate until the
coroner was notified, or to the under
taker who discovered part of the rope I
on ine Douy anu thereupon ordered
that the coroner be called. The trag
edy is an exceedingly sad one and
one that will awaken much sympathy.
Coroner Eckhart held an inquest at
the home at 9 o'clock thljt morning, the
verdict rendered being that death re
sulted from hanging.
Wax 2 Yearn Old.
Mr. Voss was born in Holstein, Ger -
many, and was C2 years old. He came
to America and settled in Davenport
in 1SS0 Hp i.io.ed to Rock Island
about' 10 years ago, and had worked
for the Rock Island Fuel company.
He is survived by his wife, eight sqps,
Mose, Cordt, John, Ernest, Henry, And
rew and William of this city, and Otto
of Davenport, and two daughters, Ida
at home, and Helen of Chicago.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
Rev. W. C. Schultze of the German
Methodist church will conduct the
services, and interment will be at Fair-
mount cemetery, Davenport.
Dora Young, Bessie Tucker.
"When I awoke" Burtis Wilson
Song "Welcome to Christmas,"
Girls' chorus. v
"Acrostic for Christmas" Primary
"His Birthday" David Bowlby.
"Hello, Santa!" Lola Cardall.
Song Alice Journey.
"God Bless Us All" Carroll Down
"My Gift" Edilh. South
"Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"
"Christmas Chimes" Harold Black,
Lloyd Tucker, Albert Tabor. Scott
Giphart, Rex Downing,
"Christmas All the Year" Inez
Song "Now I Lay Me Down to
Sleep," Alice Journey. x
"Christmas Gifts" Anna Schmoke
Florence Ullemeyer, Salome Tracey,
Cora Casey. ,
Duet "Babe of Bethlehem" Lu
zilla Motz, Gertrude Wagner.
"Rhyme for Little
I led berg.
"Who Is Santa Claus?" Gilbert
"A Christmas Tree" Helen Kittil
sen, Stella Jack, Helen Hedberg. Flos
sie South, Hessie Jack, Hazel Cardall.
Marie Cline, Irene Sundien.. Bessie
Saunders, Rosie Plogh, Emily Sundeen,!
Catherine Robb, Helen Downin
Song "Ring, Ring. Christmas
Bells," Girls' chorus.
"Grandama's . Mistake" Harry
"A Peep Into Santa Claus' Pack"
Distribution of candy to school.
' Wfytt End Sunday School.
Christmas night in the church:
"Tne uummg btar, Air. ana wrs.
van iiecu s ciass.es.
"We Greet ion auss Augusta
Recitation Miss Lola Klie.
Recitation Miss Alma Wanke.
Sons: "Jov Bells' By the -school.
The Joyous Birth Misses Cle-
manse Slaver and Marie Dohn.
I vt Tm fnr Tocua" .Misses Nina
iAa Marth Want and Marcaret
. q.i J. -
Recitation Miss Celia, Wilhite.
-nitotinn Miaa Finm rad
The "West End Sunday school will Cery business and a philanthropic gen
give th following Christmas program I tieman came and purchased an order
Recitation-rrMiss Edna Egert. .
Recitation Master Gerald Shaw.
"What-Can I""Do?" Lyman Meade.
James Danler and. Eddie Fuller.
Recitation Miss Alma Bain.
Recitation Miss Dora Wilhite
'Angel Song" Mrs. Van Heck's and
Mr. Shaw's classes. .
"Spirit of Christmas" Dsla Ecker-
man, Vadie Pierce, Laura Obert, Nina
vogt and Emma Geiger.
Recitation Miss Grace Peterson.
Recitation Miss Emma Geiger.
Duet Misses Hazel' and Ruth Hunt
- 'Christmas Gifts" Sylvia Fuller.Lola
Fuller, Rebecca Lettig, Minnie and
Iuise- Trotnow. '
Recitation Miss Grace Fuller.
"What Is Jesus?" Willie Trotnow,
James Clinton. Arthur ami Guy Fuller.
"Like the Stars" Miss Anderson's
and Mrs. Hinkley's classes,
Recitation Master Fred D3nler.
"Tho Joyous- Christmas" Hazel
Huntley. Agnes Shernati. Bertha Trot
now and Marv Belle Pierce.
Recilation Miss lono Zeis.
Recitation Miss Vera Kile.
"The Star of the Scepter" Bessie
Nichols. Augusta Geiger. Helen Vogt,
,Mane Awert ami Itntn Huntley.
Song "Hark, the Herald Angels!
Sing by tne scnooi. I
At 1 niteii 1'rrMi.vterinu. '
The Sunday school festival of the
United Presbyterian church will be
held this evening in the church. The
following, program will be given . I
Recitations Primary department. I
"When Santa Claus Conies" Bes-1
of Santa Clans" Stella
"""A letter to Santa" Minnie Nelson.
"Christmas All the . Year" Stella
"Santa Claus" Vivian Schroeder.
"How Santa Claus Came" Clarence
"Christmas Eve Thought."
"Christmas Twice a Year" Cheral
isongs uy several little girls
Cantata "Mother Goose Christmas"
By 20 children.
lTnt-nl m II .....i.l
Th Christ festival for th Sun
dm- cHinoi nf thr Ri-nndw.iv Prpshv
terian church was held last evening in
the auditorium of the church. The
service under the name of "Bells of
was largely a service of
song. The choir of 200 voices, under
the leadership of H. K. Van Duzer.
sang the choruses with esprit and vim
and evinced careful- and painstaking
The festival began with a proces-
sional of the primary class, the chorus
jn the meantime, taking its place m
the choir loft and large platform in
The opening chorus was "Strike the
Harps of Glory" by the chorus and
I entire school. "Chcistmas Bells, a
duet by Misses Merle Hrst and Kath-
erine Thatcher, and chorus by the
choir and the quartet by Misses Alice
Carse and Florance McCandless and
Howard McCandless and Herbert Reck
"Lighting Up the W'orld" followed.
The solo by Mabel Parker. "Star of
the East." the duet. "Babe in the
Marie Vaai Duzer and the solo. "Sweet
Be Thy Slumber" by Ruth South, all
little tots, were a delight
There was a signal exercise by seven
juniors and a beautiful star exercise
in which six little while robed girls
with colored candles in their hands.
with strings oL.red and green ribbon
by a series of maneuvers, wove a star
An exercise by six junior girls en
titled "The Bells," accompanied by
Mrs. Hogan on the piano aud the ring
ing or bens m tne cnoir joii was very
A chorus by the primary on
the platform gave an opportunity for
Santa Claus when , he came to get
close to them and talk to them, whicu
with the distribution of candy cndlactiou of such other business as may
gifts closed a very delightful program.
A unique and
pretty program was
at the Central Presbyterian
church last evening. It was termed a
"Givina Christmas." Each class
brought something which could be of
use to poor ana aestuute iauuurs,
though the gift of each class and man
ner of presenting it wa kept secret
till the presentation was ade. Mrs.
Humphrey's class of young women
came to the platform with a large
"financial pie," reciting:
'Six or seven dollars
flaked into a pie;
When the pte was opened,
The bills began to sing;
Isn't this a Christmas gift
Kit to give a king?"
Elmer McAloon's class of boys came
dressed as farmers and brought vege-
tables and produce. Rev. Mr. Humph
rey's class of men brougtit a load of
coal. A small wagon loaded with coal,
drawn by a team of harnessed boys
and driven by little Marion Humphrey.
passed up the center aisle amid the J
applause of the audience, signifying
that a full load would be given. Gil
bert Golf's boys class was in the gro-
Gf groceries sufficient to make a din-
ner for poor family. Mrs. W. A.
Lohr's class of young men presented a
i .,. f fln.. nnd Rnk nf nrn mpai
Fourteen girls of the Misses Mary
Bromley and Nina Van Buren's class,!
dressed as milkmaids, sang a milkmaid
song and presented a quantity of milk
tickets to be distributed among the
poor. Professor Bowlby's class gave
coffee, and Miss Leppier's class of lit
tle girls gave a live chicken, and eggs.
Beans and vinegar were given by Miss
Ann Bromley's, tlass. The young wo-
men of Mrs -F. L. Gregory's class,
J dressed as , Japanese girls, brought a
I supply of tea and rice. Miss Sadie
Judge Gest Gives Ruling on
Bill for Petition of Estate of
Late George Wagner.
HOLDS WITH THE EXECUTORS
Decides Codicil Creates Trust Termin
ating at Trustees' Discretion or
Death of Beneficiary.
Judge Gest this morning ia the cir
cuit court gave a ruling on, the de
murrer in the bill for partition of lhe
real estate and the construction of the
will of the late George Wagner, filed
by George Wagner, Jr. The court
sustained th will and the position of
the executors of the will, holding that
the executors have tiUe to the r;al
Restate until the time for a settlement
of tne estate in- the county court. The
petition for a partition was denied
1 no court also Held that the will m
its first, codicil creates a Iritst termin-
ating at the discretion of the trustees,
or at the farthest upon the 'death of
the beneficiary. . . . :
For a iiixtriimtion. ' -
The bill was based partially on the
contention of the beneficiary that the
$100,000 stock of the Rock Island
Brewing company left, by -the testator
for him should not. bo held in trust
under the terms of the will, but be
turned over lo him, and on a claim
that, the property should be parti
J. T. and S. R. Kenworthy appeared
for the complainant and Searle& Mar-
shall and Connelly & Connelly for the
executors of the will.
H ELECTION IS ORDERED
Sixth Regiment to Choose Colonel in
Moline Jan. 2.
Brigadier General Edward Kittilsen
of the Illinois National Guard has is
sued an order for an election to fill
the vacancy in the office of colonel of
the Sixth regiment. caus?d by his pro
motion to the rank of general. The
election will be held in Moliae Jan. '2,
an, captains and two lieutenants from
I Paeli company are eligible to vote. If
the custom of the guard is followed.
Lieutenant Colonel William T. Chan-
Inon of this citv will succeed to the
rank of colonel. Colonel Channon is
I a;tinar in command of the regiment.
as ranking officer.
Rosenberg's class of little Dutch girls
presented towels and soap, and the
primary class of 30 little ones, taught
by Miss Mary Schroeder, brought a
few potatoes, which they planted, and
which by magic growth, developed one
bushel. As a pretty closing exercise
the church was darkened and Miss Ada
Hemenway's class of young ladies
came to the platform dressed in night
caps and carrying candles! 'They
brought with them a beautiful comfort-
merry Christmas and goon ntgnt to
all. All the gifts were stacked under
the big Christmas tree, which was dec
orated in the front of the church audi
torium, and were today given to the
poor. Later a Santa Claus came and
gave presents off the tree to the mem
bers of the Sunday school classes.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Rock Island National
bank of Rock Island, 111., will be held
at their banking house on Tuesday,
Jan. 14, 1908, at 3:30 o'clock p. m., for
the election of directors and the trans-
I properly come before them.
II. E. CASTEEL, President
II. B. Simmon, Cashier.
Grand ball Christmas night at In
dustrial ball given by Industrial Home
association. Tickets 50 cents. Single
ladies extra. Music by Bleuers or
GOOD NEWS. .
For late- Christmas shoppers ,
we've kept the wires and ex
press companies busy for the
last few days, and as a result
you have an almost unbroken
assortment from which to select
suitable Christmas gifts at our
Clocks, Cut Glass and Silver
ware for the home f ,
Diamond, Gold and Silver per-.,
sonal jewelry .in new designs
are shown. ' . . 1
7 - - - . -
j , 1702 Second Avenu.
Three Up -to -Date Markets.
v 311 Twentieth Street.
1006 Third ave. ' 3802 Fourteenth Ave.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED TWO
ONE CARLOAD OF CHOICE NATIVE CATTLE AND
NOW BEING SLAUGHTERED FOR THE MARKET. CUSTOMERS
CAN NOW PURCHASE A WHOLE , OR A HALF HOG OR PORK
CUTS. CAN ALSO GET BEEF IN QUARTERS OR ANY OTHER
PART. BOTH PORK AND BEEF AT REDUCED PRICES.
F. R. KUSCH 1M ANN
2207 Fourth Avenue.
Prices and Quality that Get the . Business.
Best of Service.
XXXX confectioners' sugar, use
in preparing your Xmas
candies, 3 lbs 25
Sweet cider, a fine drink these
cofd evenings, per
Mince meat, borne made,
per pound '
Cheese, fancy Xew York
cream, per lb
Olives in bulk, per
Sweet pickles, fine flavor,
per. dozen '
Calervdafs and Wa.ll Pockets
ON SHORT NOTICE 500 STYLES TO SELECT FROM. IMPORT
ED, DOMESTIC, AND ART, FROM THE LOWEST TO THE HIGH
EST PRICE. CAN SUIT YOUR NEEDS. IF WE RECEIVE YOUR
ORDER TODAY, CAN DELIVER TOMORROW.
L."E. WEST GUM CO
1510-1512 SECOND AVENUE.
AnnuaJ Clearing Sale
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS WE OFFER 25 PER CENT DIS
COUNT ON ALL PAPERS, AS WE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR
ONE CARLOAD OF WALL PAPERS RANGING IN PRICE FROM 1,
4, 5, 7, 8 AND 10 CENTS PER ROLL AND UP.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Paridon Wall Paper Co.,
419 Seventeenth Street.
YOURS FOR FINE WALL PAPER AT LOWEST PRICES.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. v
Iacoryoratrd Tadrr the State Law. 4 Per Oat laterrat Fata e Depaalta,
Money Loaned on Perional, Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull. Vioe President.
P. JGreenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870
and " occupies S. E. corner
Mitchell & Lynda building.
Peaches, extra fancy, large yel-
Ionv evaporated, per
Dates, better than candy for the
small folks, 3 lbs.
Soda crackers, best qual
ity, 2 lbs
starch . .
A full line, of seeded raisins,
currants, citron, orange peel,
brown sugars, molasses, fruits,
and nuts. Order today.
R.R. Cable, ' P. Greenawalt,
William H. Dart, Phil Mitchell,
H. P. Hull. U Simon.-
E. W. Hurst, EL 8. Cable. -John
Solicitor Jackion A Hurst.
CHOOSE NOW AND GO WHERE
IT WON'T HURT A BIT."
1715 Second Avenue.