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TTTE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER j4, 1909.
Argus Santa Claus Fund Com
mittee Will Soon Have
NONE TO BE OVERLOOKED
jIaj,j,y Christmas Assured for Every
Little One In the City
By next Monday it Is hoped to have
the name of every deserving Door
aild ia the city in the hands of The
Argus Santa Claus fund committee
in order that the committee may have
ample time in which to make selec
tions of toys for the little ones who
are to be made happy through the
generosity of the more fortunate peo
'ple of the city.
This of course does not apply to
those who desire to personally as
isume the role of Santa Claus that
is. take the names that will be fur-
nlshed them cn making request of
jThe Argus, and buying the gifts
'themselves and delivering them at
I the homes of the little folks. But
there are many who are merely send
ing In donations of money to the
fund with the request that it be used
in any way the committee thinks ad
Syst-mtllnc tile Work.
Gradually the work is being sys
tematized. The name of each child,
with the address, is filed away. The
'ag-e Is known in each Instance also.
This will guide the committee in its
selections of appropriate gifts. There
will be ample funds to take care of
every poor child in the city, as each
mail la bringing checks to The Argus.
The appeal is meeting with a re
sponse far beyond the expectations
of The Argus, and goes to prove that
"Vou have but to inform the people
of Rock Island of any need, particu
larly when human happiness is In
volved, to loose the purse strings.
. Family Fares Cheerless Christmas.
There is one family in this citv fac
ing a cheerless Christmas to which the j
experience will be exceptionally trying
unless some good angel comes to
its relief. There are half a dozen lit
tle ones. The father has been Incapa
citated for several months by an in
jury and the mother is an invalid. For
weeks not a dollar has come into the
family exchequer and the small savings i
that had been laid by in the hope thit j
sometime it might become th nucleus
of the price of a home has, little by
little, slipped away. While this fund j
lasted there was hope, but row that it j
is gone, there is a b"g unpaid doc
tor's bill and it. will bo necessary to j
ask aid from the county soon, and ;
gloom has settled thickly over this lit- j
tie household. !
The hard part of it is thrtt the fam- ,
- ilr, wh:!e poor, has never lirfore teeri
denied the ordinary comforts of life.
The husband and father is industrious
and saving, and the wife u:;d mother 1
is economical. They married young '
and had little to start with, but they i
have u.i to this time niar.ag.--fl to jjro- :
vide reasonably well f"r their brcol ;
Heretofore at Christmas i'.-v.p San'a 1
C!aus has not failed to visit their
small home, and while his gifts have
r.ot been elaborate they have been :s
truly appreciated r.s the more costly :
ones left in the more pratsntious dwell
Children Don't Realize Kxiremlty.
But this Christmas there is nothing
left with which to buy presents, and
county chanty does not include such
things. Of course the children do not
realize the extremity ot family financ
es and, though their parents have
tried to discourage their hopes, be
iieve, in their childish optimism' that
Santa will find a way to reach them.
You can imagine the feelings of this
father and mother when they hear
their little ones talking of the coming
holiday and the presents that they are
doomed not- to receive unless some
body acts as Santa for them. Will you
be the one?
Salvation Army Aaka Aid.
The Salvation Army has 50 families
in this city which it desires to supply
with Christmas dinners. Captain Ami
nes Schasse, in charge- of the local
branch of the work, is asking the good
people of the city to help her make jp
the baskets with contributions of food
or money to purchase the same with.
She can be reached by telephoning
8S5-L, old phone. If she is notified
she will call on the donor for the "con
tribution that it is desired to make.
HITS SWITCH ENGINE
Rock Island Police Believe They
Have Elvsive Bandit
After Long Search.
TAKEN AT RAILROAD DEPOT
Picked Up by Detective T. P. Peter
sonSays He Is Charles Davis
Collision on the. Burlington in Moline
Yards Two Men Slight
The Sterling passenger on the Bur
lington,' while pulling through the
Moline yards on its way to Rock
Island, about 6 o'clock last evening,
ran into an open switch, and collided
with a switch engine which was
standing on a side track. W. H.
Pratt and Samuel Gantz, traveling
men for Deere & Co.. who were pas
sengers on the Sterling train, were
thrown violently forward from their
seats, and both were pretty badly
shaken up, and in addition Qantz had i
his shoulder wrenched and Pratt had
one of his hands sprained. The only
damage to the railroad property was
to the switch engine, which was bat
tered by the other locomotive. The
accident, it is claimed, was due to
the failure of the switch engine crew
to close the switch after opening it to
let the switch engine on to the siding
to permit the passage of the Ster
WIVES ASK DIVORCE;
Mrs. Florence Sill and Mrs. Minnie
Kay, Both of Moline, the
Attorney Peter R. Ingelson of Mo
line filed two divorce suits in the of
fice of the circuit clerk yesterday af
ternoon. Mrs. Florence Sill of M
line charges her husband. Prank Sill,
with cruelty, non-support, and drunken
ness. The bill states that the couple
were united in marriage in this ciry
Oct. 10, 1900. and that they lived to
gether until March this year. They
are the parents of one child. Mrs. Siil
asks for divorce and for such alimony
as the court may see fit to settle upo.'i
Mrs. Minnie Raj-, also of Moline. !s
the complainant in the other suit. She
charges her husband. Albert Kay, with
drunkenness and cruelty. They have
one child. Their marriage took plae
Feb. 22. 1sfi:i. ia this city. They lived
together until two years ago. at which
time Mrs. Hay claims she was com
pelled to leave home on account of
the treatment accorded her by her husband.
Once more the mysterious negro
who has been making himself a terror
In this vicinity as a holdup man has
been arrested, and this time right here
in Rock Island. Detective T. P. Peter
son of the Rock Island road made the
capture yesterday afternoon, and this
time it is claimed that the suspect is
positively the right man and that there
are half a dozen people who will iden
tify him as such.
The arrest took place at the Rock Is
land depot at Thirty-first street. A
negro who was waiting at the station
fell under the suspicion of the rail
road detective and the latter engaged
in conversation with the suspect. The
latter became impertinent and Peter
son decided he had made a find and
arrested him. He gave his name as
Charles Davis and said he was on his
way to Peoria.
Davis answers perfectly to the de
scription of the man who held up the
-estaurant owned by Dan Pottiger op
posite the Koek Island depot. On that ,
occasion the robber walked in at the
rear of the place, driving the cook be
fore him at the point of a revolver,
and held up the place, taking the mon
ey in the cash drawer and the money
on the persons of the two patrons of
the place who were there. He made
no attempt at concealing his features
other than to dress himself like a rail
road fireman. The cook has seen Da
vis and he is willing to identify him
positively as the man who did the
job. The station men from Clinton
who were held up there some time ago
are also in the city at the request of
the police department, and they, too,
believe he Is the man who is wanted.
He was arraigned before the police
magistrate this afternoon and his case
In Third Suspect.
Davis is the third man who has been
arrested on suspicion of being the
holdup man. The first holdup took
place about two months ago at Clin
ton, and there have been about half a
dozen since then, most of them being
a negro was arrested in Davenport di
rectly after the robbery of the station
at Washington, Iowa, but nothing came
of it. A month before that another
negro was arrested, but he, too. had to
be released. Now the local police are
sure that they have the man, thanks to
the railroad detective who made the
Select his Present from the Largest
Exclusive Men's Clothing and Furnish
ing Goods Store this side of Chicago.
He will appreciate a
Suit and Overcoat
and we will save you money. Choose
from the largest stock of the best
made clothing that money can buy at
Come and look before you make your selections.
Other Gifts He Will Appreciate
The Store That Saves You Money
UPON B. S. CABLE
Former Kock Islander Confirmed as'
Assistant Secretary of Com
merce and Iabor.
A few features cv our new jew
elry store should command your
First Everything is new.
Second Our qualities are nev
er in the doubtful class.
Third Our prices are positive
ly lower than you can buy the
same goods elsewhere.
Analyzing the first clause, here
is a stock of diamond rings con
sisting of beautiful clusters and
solitaires, semi-precious stones,
signets, baby rings, solid gold
brooches, scarf pins, cuff links,
emblems, crosses, pendants, stud
sets, camecs, festoon necklace3,
bracelets, hat pins, belt pins,
coilar pins, watch fobs, lockets
and chains, that are so far be
yond and above the usual motley
combination on display as holi
, day stocks that belief and confi
dence would only be necessary
to crowd this store to its limit.
As one woman said yesterday,
"If I see any one wanting some
thing real nice, I will certainly
send them here."
Then there are the other stocks,
which Include toilet ware, ster
ling and silver plated table ware,
some very artistic hand-painted
china, American cut glass, decks,
and a very choice display of
American watches, and loose
They await your choosing, and
you have no time to lose for best
E. C. Hait has gone to New Rock
iorcl. X. D.. on a business trip.
William Roih and Edward Krell have
returned from Iowa C V, where they
visited friends at the ..jivorsity.
John Gamber, a representative of the
attorney jretieral's office at Springfield,
was in the city today on business.
Frecl Rtauduhar, who has boen vis
it ing with his brother, George F. Stau
duhar for several days, has returned to
his home at Duluth, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Haverstick left
this? noon for Lancaster, Pa., having
been called there by the death of Mrs.
Ha vei stick's father, B. Ezra Herr.
Captain F. B. Martin of the steamer
David Tipton has arrived in Rock Is
land from Keokuk and has taken rooms
at the Hotel Harms, where he will re
side during the winter season.
Jack Page leaves tonight for New
Orleans to take a position on Coram.
dore John Streckfus' good ship J. S.
in southern waters. The J. S. will en
gage in the excursion business out of
the Crescent City 'during the winter
months, returning north in the spring.
Washington, Dec. 14. In executive
session yesterday the senate confirm
ed a large number of nominations,
among which were the following:
W. Cameron Forbes of Massachu
setts to be governor general of the
Philippines; John R. Carter of Mary
land to be rninister to Ron mania and
Servia; C -i-nler Hale of Maine to be
third assistant secretary of state; Wil
liam Phillips of Massachusetts to be
secretary of the embassy at London;
13. S. Cable of Illinois to be assistant
secretary of commerce and labor; J.
I.,. Davenport of New Hampshire to be
commissioner of pensions, and Lean
der Still well of Kansas to be deputy
commissioner of pensions.
FRANCHISE TO NEW LINE
Port Byron Votes Right of Way to
Tri-Ciries and Northeastern.
The village board of Port Byron at
a meeting last evening adopted an or
dinance giving the Tri-Cities and North
eastern railway franchise on Main
street through, the village. The life of
the franchise Is 20 years. The line
is an Interurban projected from Water
town to Albany. Work on the con
struction of the road Is to commence
Licensed to Wed In Chicago.
Among the licenses to wed issued
by the Cook county clerk at Chicago
yesterday are found the following of
Paul Huasey, 21, and Miss Julia Rey
nolds, 20, both of Rock Island.
William McFarland, 36, Rock Island,
and Miss Eleanor Groll, 22, Milwaukee.
BRIEF COUNCIL SESSION
All Business Referred to Committee
of Whole Meeting This Evening.
The city council met for a few min
utes last evening, but no business was
transacted, as most of it had been re
ferred to the meeting of the commit
tee of the whole which is to take place
this evening. On motion of Alderman
Frick the council decided not to draw
any pay for the few minutes they spent
in session last night.
The telephone" ordinance Is to come
up this evening and also the amend
ments to the filter contract which the
company has proposed and which the
committees on finance and waterworks
SUIT ON AN AGENT'S BOND
American National Insurance Com
pany Seeks Recovery of $5,000.
Searle & Marshall filed a praecipe
today in a suit for $5,000 damages
on behalf of the American National
Insurance company of this city
against the United Surety company.
The suit follows the death of an
agent of the company In Chicago who
died leaving a shortage of the above
named amount In his accounts with
the local company. The surety com
pany w-ent on the agent's bond and
the suit is to recover for the shortage.
Funeral of William Donaway.
The funeral of William Donaway
was held this morning at 10 o'clock
from his home in Sears. Rev. Marion
Humphreys, pastor of the Central Pres
byterian church of this city, conducted
the services. Burial was in Chippian
Funeral of Ws. Mary A. Brown.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Brown
was held this afternoon at 1:30 from
the home of her son, Robert G. Hud
son, 101S Twelfth street, and services
were conducted by Rev. Granville Sher
wood at Trinity Episcopal church at
2 o'clock. Burial was in Chippiannock
TO DISCUSS BURIAL GROUND
Joint MeetinfNff 5. A. R. and Kin.
dred Societies Is Called.
A call for a special meeting of the
John Buford post. No. 243, G. A. R.,
the W. R. C. Siboney Bay camp. No.
8, U. S. W. V.. and Helen Gould
camp. Ladies' auxiliary, has been is
sued by the joint committee of the
above organizations in charge of the
soldiers' private burial ground pro
ject. The meeting Is to take place
at Memorial hall tomorrow evening
at 7:30 p. m. All members are urged
Moose to Have Band.
Organizer I. W. Cunningham of tht
Loyal Order of Moose Is making ar
rangements for the installation of the
local lodge of Moose after the first of
the year. He is organizing a military
band of 40 pieces, among the candi
dates. The Peoria lodge has a band
of 42 pieces. Rockford has a band,
while Chicago boasts of one of 55 men.
Emile F. Schieberl will be the director
of the Rock Island Moose band.
LaCrosse Boomers Raise $60,000.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 14. At a ban
quet of the LaCrosse Board of Trade
tonight an "nnonncement will be made
that $G,(H. '' SPn subscribed for
stock in the -i.OOO industrial
corporation. The money thus secured
will be used in promoting new industries.
LOCAL OPTION NAMED
Fifteen Men to Direct Campaign in
Each of the Two Cities
in the Spring.
The committees, 15 from Rock Island
and the same number from Moline,
who are to direct the local option cam
paigns in those cities in the spring,
were appointed at a meeting held at
the local Y. M. C. A. building last Sat
urday evening, but they will not bo
made public until those selected have
been conferred with and accept the
duties assigned them. A special com
mittee of five, of which Rev. J. Ij.
Vance of this city is chairman, made
the nominations. The names of the
two committees are now in the hands
of C. S. Trevor of Moline. who was
chairman of the mass meeting at Spei
cer Memorial Methodist church in this
city, at which it was decided to ro
new the local option campaign in the
two cities in connection with the com
ing city-township elections.
CHERRY RELIEF IS
Director knell of National Red
Cross Society Makes the
Chicago, Dec. 14. "Mistakes in hand
ling the relief situation at Cherry have
been made and I presume mistakes will
be mad in the future. Nevertheless
I maintain that the mistakes have not
been due to lack of a sound system of
This statement was made yesterday
by Ernest P. Bitknell, national direc
tor of the American Red Cross society,
who arrived here yesterday from Wash
ington to confer with local officials of
Mr. Bicknell admitted that not a cent
had been expended up to date from
the $90,370 sent so far to the Red Cross
society for the relief of the Cherry
sufferers except for salaries paid to
the agents of the organization now at
work in the mining town.
"1 am hoping that arrangements can
be made to consolidate this entire sum
with the money raised 1y the United
Mine Workers of America," said Mr.
I together with fares, will be sent you.
"Ruth's Band" Issues Cook Book.
"Ruth's Band" of Broadway church
wishes to announce that the second
edition of the Band cook book is for
sale and copies may be obtained for
CO cents each, from Mrs. II. E. Curtis,
Miss Mary Davis, or any member of
The ;ook is of special interest to
Rock Island people because it contains
the time honored recipes used in many
of our homes noted for their hospital
ity, and hence is recommended as a
suitable Christmas gift.
FALLS; BADLY HURT
Judge J. M. Gould, Moline,
Is in a Critical Condition.
ACCIDENT NEAR HIS HOME
Crippled Hip Is Fractured When lie
Slips on ly Surface While
Going to Majl Letter.
Cut Out and Mail to Argus
I will agree to buy Christmas gifts for potjr
I desire that the names of the children be fur
Name . .
Advertised List No. 50.
Following is a list of letters remain
ing uncalled for in the postofTice at
Rock Island for ihe week ending Dec.
11, 199: Miss Cristeen Ames, Mrs.
Beatrice Bral, Carl Burgschneider,
Willie Buchor, Mis Bertha Beavers,
Cleaning Gas company, Pascal Datian,
J. T. Flues, Annie Glenn, George Green
wood, Mark Gordon. W. M. Hayes (2),
Walter Jackson, Miss Marie Jeffries.
A. E. Knowles. Mrs. Ida Kolls, Miss
Etta Kellso. Frank Lee, Miss Anna
Lindstrom, Miss Effie Michael, Mrs.
j Jos. Meyer, Claude Miller. William
Monks, Miss Margie Moore, James Mul
lady, Eugene Moore, Morris Mairnion
stein, Miss Billie Nickerson, F. K.
Rambo, Alvord D. Ramsey, Mrs. Bill s
Smith, Win. E. Snyder. George Sher
man. Mrs. Carrie Truviliou (2). Mrs.
D. Tompson,' Mrs. A. G. Van Vc-lson.
Biilie West. Mrs. E. M. Wiese. For
eign Charles Monks, Mrs. H. Weis
man. Printed matter Thos. F. Don
ovan. Mrs. Wra. Kennedy. Merchan
dise Frank C. Morrow.
hugii a. j. Mcdonald,
Judge J. M. Gould, Moline's patriar
chal citizen, i& in a critical condition
as a result of a fall nar his borne on
Fourth avenue and Seventeenth street
yei-tcrday afternoon, when he sustain
ed a fracture of the left hip, roopnin?
an injury of similar nature which ho
suffered in boyhood, and from the ef
forts of which he never recovered ful
ly, having Leon made a cripple for life.
The jude went to mall a letter at a
box about a block from his residence,
lie had gone only a few steps from his
gate when hr struck a slippery surface
nnd lost control of his feet. He was
carried into i home and physicians
summer J. He passed a night of suf-feriiiB-,
and while the physicians are
not alarmed at the Immediate outcome,
there is danger that he will never bo
'In S71h Vrir,
For many years Judge Gould had
passed tiie winter months in Texas.
Owing to the enfeebled Mate of h!s
health, he was advised against under
taking tl." trip this winter, and decid
ed to remain at & Moline home. Ha
is S7 years of age.
Lewis' Singl Binder straight 5 cents.
You pay 10 cents for cigars not bo
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