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THE ROCK ISL.AXD AUGUS, TTTESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1909.
Jiam- Eif Are Left at The
Argus ode by the Sal-'
HAVE Y01J30NEY0UR PART?
yyelU it Yoi Haven't, Just Fill Out
One of tne Coupons, and Get
Bus for Time Is Short.
mouth. Captain William F. Groom cf i
Highland Park and Lieutenant Carl i
Serine cf Do Kalb were in the city
today to take. an examination for ap
pointments as aide de camps cn the
staff of General Edward Kittilsen of
the third brigade. . The examining
board of the 6th regiment conducted
the examinations. The members of
the board are as follows: Lieutenant
Colonel V. F. Laure of Sterling,
Captain Charles Davis and Captain
Young of Geneseo. '
v THE POWER OF A DOLLAR.
7 ' '
A dollar buys ten good cigars, it buys
a sound of drinks,
nd when a man is spending one that
way he never thinks
A dolla much, "Oho," he cries, "let all
now merry be,
This is the time for mirth and fun, the
J time for revelry,
Mali the Christmas season, and we'll
let the welkin. ring!"
Ht somewhere is an orphan cold, who
will not get a thing.
A dollar slips away from us, a dollar's
"My lady. smiles though losing one or
two or three at whist;
A dollar goes for chocolate creams, for
ribbons for her hair,
Fer trifling gauds to deck herself, but
then she doesn't care;
We must be gay at Christmas time,
must be of cheerful mind,
ut somewhere is an orphan sad,
whom Santa will not find.
'Oho, a dollar Is not much, I grant you
; that, but still,
'An orphan's tattered stocking, I will
buy enough to fill; '
rTwilI cheer some youthful heart and
bring a smile to youthful lips,
Twill purchase happiness for babes
whom now grim sorrow grips,
v n won't buy many good cigars cr
drinks or ribbons gay,
t for an orphan it will buy a merry,
Detroit Free Press.
X Upwards of 200 children will be re
membered through The Argus Santa
That many little folks in tins eity
uf plenty who have been neglected by
ganta Claus in previous years? Of
course you are surprised. You had no
Idea that the shadow of poverty stray
ed into so niany homes right here un
der your very eyes. Therefore, you
pre all the more gladdened by the
thought that you are one of thos;c
whose generous impulses prompted
yvur sending a donation to The Argus
Ilnny BuylnK Uie C;lfi.
All of the money thus far received
f&T the fund has been turned over to
Kis3 Dina Ramser, secretary of the
Associated Charities, and Miss Mamie
Giles, the visiting nurse, who will be
occupied the next few days in buying
gifts. The presents will be delivered
(0 the homes Friday. These are chil
ren whose names were not furnished
tm people who applied through The
Argus for the names and addresses of
little folks to whom they wished to
personally play Santa Claus. Thus all
't&e little ones in the city known to bo
its danger of being missed by the chil
idiren's patron saint in his regular
i sounds will be made happy.
More to Be Looked After.
This afternoon Captain Agnes
Bshasse, in charge of the local corps
Of the Salvation Army, handed in at
,'Ttte Argus office a list of 54 children,
faembers of families that the army has
jbeen assisting at various times. Cap
I tain Schasse furnished many names to
I HTIaa T7omoOi on1 Mloo filler-, olan V o
jW93 vcl in k uilu atxaoo cwnu, iia t
tag given in her report at the confer
ence of the representatives of the
dbaritable organizations . last Satur
day. Since that time she has gathered
additional names, and these are the
tones she brought to The Argus office
I today. Captain Schasse states that
itbese are children barely existing and
that there is not the remotest likelihood
trf Christinas in the form of gift re
iJBembrance unless they are looked after
y more fortunately situated people
i tfM the city.
Clip Coupon RfRht "ovr.
The Argus urges those who have not
: yt filled in one of the blanks printed
' ta the paper, to do so now. Fill out
tie coupon and say that you want to
"play Santa Claus to one or more of
Oese children. As many names as
yU ask for will go back to you by re-
A Rock Island business man who
i Carried The Argus 25 years ago to
, tfay brought in a cash contribution to
' tile Santa Claus fund.
NEW TRIAL ASKED
Moline Plow Company Resists
Payment of $5,000 Muen
SUED FOR DOUBLE AMOUNT
Kstate of Frank Liaskas Seeks to lie
cover $10,000 from the Hock
Searle & Marshall, attorneys for the
Moline Plow company in the damage
suit brought against the corporation by
Carl Muenter of Moline, filed a motion
before Judge Graves this afternoon
asking for a new trial in the case.
Muenter was awarded the sum of $5,-OOD-recently
by a jury in tlit circuit
court. He had sued for damages of
$10,000. His attorneys are Kenworthy
& Kenworthy and Andrew Olson.
Sues for 10.00.
A praecipe was filedIn a suit for
$10,000 damages against the Rock Is
land road in behalf of the estate of
the late Frank Liaskas, who met his
death by being struck by a switch en
gine in Moline Oct. 15. 1909. J. T.
Oakler.f, public administrator of th-j
county, is the claimant, and J. B. Oak
leaf is the attorney.
The suit for divorce brought by Her
man Patch against his wife Emma
Patch, came up before Judge Graves
and a decree was issued in favor of the
plaintiff, who charged his wife with
A demurrer to a declaration of the
defendants in the suit in asscumpsit
brought by the Southern Insurance
company of New Orleans against the
American National Insurance company
of Rock Island occupied the attention
of Judge E. C. Graves in the circuit
court this morning. The. local emopany
is represented by the firm of Jackson,
Hurst & Stafford, while the Southern
company is represented by the firm of
Beach & Brown of Chicago. M. II.
Beach of the latter firm is appearing
for the plaintiffs.
Venerable Citizen, Long in
Business Here, Succumbs
lard, aged 3, one of the children who
; were taken from their parents s
week ago by Miss Dina Ramser, pro
bation officer. Mis3 Ramser would
like to find temporary homes for the
other two children, Violet, 5, and
William, 8. She hopes within a short
time that there will be room to ac
commodate them at Bethany home.
They are now being cared for at the
Red Cross sanitarium, on Twelfth
PIONEER CARPET WEAVER
Active in His York Until His SOth
Year Follows Wife After
PARTY LINE PHONES .
TIED UP BY GOSSIPS
l.usiness Man Sinds 40 Minutes in
Effort to Reach His Home
on Wire Tolay.
"While the city council is consider
ing the new franchise ordinance that,
the Central Union Telephone company
is asking in Rock Island," said a busi
ness man to The Argus this morning,
"it might be well to see if something
cannot be done looking to the remedy
ing of the party line abomination. The
matter is called to my mind now by
the fact than an hour ago I stood -10
minutes in my office in an effort to
reach my home over the wire. We are
I on one of those four-party lines. One
j of our neighboring women kept the
line tied up exa,ctly 40 minutes gossip
ing with one of her women friends in
I another part of the city."
j There is no denying that the tele-
! nhnnp is abused hv natrons but. it
seems there ought to be some solution
by the company, a means of preventing
monopoly by persons indulging in in
consequential jibber. Of course if you
complain to the telephone com pan p you
will be advised to install an independ
ent line. It will cost you more, but
you will not. be inconvenienced as you
are on the party line. .
John P. Kramer, aged 91 years, who
had been a resident of Rock Island
since 1867. died at 3:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon at the home of his son,
Leonard Kramer, 1008 Sixteenth ave
nue. Death was due to the infirmities
of age. Just six months ago his ven
erable helpmate passed away.
Mr. Kramer was one of the substan
tial and respected German-American
citizens of the community. His native
town was Hesse-Darmstadt, and in his
youth he served in the army of his
fatherland. His marriage took place
in Hesse-Darmstadt, and the young cou
ple set out for America in 1S54.
Thirty-Tilne Darn on Ocean.
They sailed from Havre, and 39 days
were required to make the journey to
New York, the vessel arriving in the
latter port Nov. 20. Mr. and Mrs.
Kramer settled in Philadelphia, where
he was employed as a weaver' and de
signer of carpets, in which work he
had become proficient in his native
country . A carpet factory that was
starting in Rock Island secured the
services of Mr. Kramer, and the cou
ple came to this city to reside, reach
ing here in 1S67. The new business
was not a success, and Mr. Kramer em
barked in an enterprise on his own ac
count. The family home was on Fourteenth-and-a-half
street, between Eighth
and Ninth avenues, and In a small fac
tory in the rear of the premises for
many yoars Mr. Kramer weaved car
pets for his local patrons. His expert
workmanship gained him a name that
extended beyond his home city, and
his orders always exceeded the ca
pacity cf his factory.
Active to Ml Mi Vcnr.
Mr. Kramer was active until his SGth
year, when he retired. He was a man
who lived quietly, confining his social
life almost wholly to his children and
relatives, to all of whom he was great
ly attached. He was a model citizen,
a man who stood high in the esteem
of all who knew him. Three years ago
the venerable couple went to reside at
the home of the son Leonard.
The survivors are six children:
Adam, South Rock Island; George F.,
Rock Island; George R., Kansas City,
Mo.; Henry, Lawrence and Ix?onard
Kramer, Rock Island, and 20 grand
children, and IS great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at
the home of Leonard Kramer tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. F. J.
Rolf, pastor of the German Evangeli
cal Lutheran church, and the interment
will be in Chippiannock cemetery.
Funeral of Jowepk Iliillrr.
The funeral of Joseph Butler will be
held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock
from the home of the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James H. Butler, S40 Twelfth
street. Burial will be in Chippiannock
IS AGAINST HASTE
Senator Lorimer Planning to
Block Deneen's Deep
WOULD LET U. S. ACT FIRST
Re ins Campaign for Federal Appro
priations for the Building
of Five Locks.
Cars Are "Dead."
The power giving out owing to a
boiler mishap at the Moline plant,
all cars of the Tri-City Railway com
pany on the Illinois side were dead
for half an hour last night after 5:40.
CFFICERS ARE EXAMINED
Jftpididatos for Aides on the Staff of
General Edward Kittilsen.
Major John S. Brown of Mon-
Sent to Asylum.
Joseph .Donahue, who resided at
1316 Fifth avenue, was ordered com
mitted to the Watertown hospital
this afternoon by Judge R. W. Olm
sted after a trial for his sanity in the
BOYS HAVE TRIAL
Hear the Evidence in the Cases
of Blythe and
CHARGE HIGHWAY ROBBERY
Washington, Dec. 21. Senator Lori
mer officially yesterday opened his
campaign for obtaining federal appro
priations for assisting Illinois in the
construction of the deep waterway.
He is preparing to ask congress to
construet five locks in the Lockport
Utica division of the proposed ditch
that will cost in the neighborhood of
The senator and Congressman Mad
den had a protracted conference with
General Marshall, chief of engineers,
on the question of the amount of mon
ey that would be needed for carrying
out the government end of the work.
Mr. Lorimer asked the engineer to
prepare estimates of Ihe cost, upon
which he will base his request for con
I.orlmcr for I.arjter I. neks.
The internal Improvement commis
sion of Illinois recommended the con
struction of locks COO feet long, 80 feet
wide and 20 feet deep. These would
cost about $0,000,000. ,Mr. Lorimer
thinks the locks ought to be as large as
the new one at the Soo, 1,000 feet long,
110 feet wide and 24 feet deep. He
think.s they would cost not more than
When he gets the figures from the
engineer the senator will have the ap
propriation attached to the river and
harbor bill, and he thinks there will
be no trouble in getting enough funds
for the first year's work between
S500.000 and $1,000,000. If he can get
the government started on the work
Mr. Lorimer believes it will get the
habit, and go on appropriating until
the locks are finished.
Plun to Obntruct Deneen.
The senator while in Chicago on his
holiday vacation will confer with his
lieutenants in the legislature on the
program of obstructing the Deneen
waterway play. He still holds to his
conviction that the state should not
undertake to dig a waterway until the
government agrees to bu'ld the locks.
"The $20,000,000 voted by the people
of Illinois will not complete the Lock-port-Vtica
stretch," said the senator.
"It will do no more than build the
dams and a power house, and develop
the water power. It won't go far
enough to finance the construction of
the locks. The people who voted that
bond issue voted for a waterway pri
marily, and not for a water power bus
iness, which should be only a second
ary consideration. I am opposed to
the expenditure of any of that money
until the government agrees to build
the locks. Then e can go ahead with
the assurance that the waterway will
Is the Big Santa Claus Headquarters
For Gentlemen's Gifts
The London selects 'every article from the big
pack with the greatest care, and we make sure that
it is the very best that
can be had for the money
before we offer it tcrou.
What would be more
appropriate than a Smok
Here's your chance. sti
Your choice of any jf
Smoking Jacket in The h
London for A
V'- ' : '
1 1 m,mmw
Worth up to $10.00.
Get in early.
The 50c kind that button to the neck.
Worth up to $3,
For boys. The
50c kind for
Mother of One Interrupts Proceed
ings, Objecting, to Use of
Belt Line Incorporated.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 21. (Special)
The Rock Island Belt line was issued a
license to incorporate by Secretary of
State Rose today.
All the news all the time The
Cut Out and IMail to Argus
I will agree to buy Christmas gifts for poor
I desire that the names of the children be fur
Name . a
The preliminary trials of David
Blythe and Fred Thomas, charged with
highway robbery, came up this morn
ing before Police Magistrato C. J.
Smith after continuances had been
granted three different times. B. C.
Connelly appeared for the Blythe lad
and H. M. McCaskrln represented the
Thomas boy. They were both arrested
about a week ago on suspicion of hav
ing stolen a diamond ring from Carl It.
Anderson, defaulting cashier of the
United States express company, while
he was asleep in a restaurant on Sev
enteenth street. At the request of Mr.
Connelly the defendants were given
separate hearings. The evidence 'n
both cases went to show in the opinion
of the prosecuting attorney that the
two defendants had stolen a pair of
gloves, a cuff button and a diamond
ring from Anderson. Blythe confessed
to having taken the gloves and the
cuff button but denied having stolen
The mother of Blythe was in the
court room and 3he caused frequent
interruptions by correcting the prose
cutor in his statements and by raising
strenuous objections to having her son
called a thief. The court had to warn
her that she would be subjected to a
fine for contempt In case she persisted
in her Interruptions.
Magistrate Smith took both cases
under advisement at the conclusion
of the evidence and will decide this
evening whether to hold the boys to
the grand jury or not.
HOMES FOR NEGLECTED
Miss Ramser Wants Rosberg Chil
dren to Have a Happy Christmas.
A Rock Island family is giving a
home until after Christmas to Rich-
Lee R. Davis is home from Chicago
for the holidays.
J. T. Stafford left last night for west
ern Kansas on a business trip.
Fred Mitchell has arrived home from
; Tome school to spend the holidays.
Joseph Smith has arrived home from
Xotre Dame university to spend the
William E. Bailey and sou Frank will
leave this evening for a brief visit in
Mrs. C. E. Allsbrow left this morn
ing for New York to spend the holiday
Mrs. Charles Burchaert left last ev
ening for DeLeon, Texas, for an ax
Fire Chief and Mrs. George W. New
berry are the parents of a new son
bom Sunday morning.
Mrs. Albert Zwicker left yesterday
for Detroit to spend the holidays. SJ3
will be gone three weeks.
Master Ralph Welch, 927 Twenty
first street, has gone to Mcdeapoli3,
Iowa, to spend the holidays.
Miss Eleanor Scott arrived home
last evening from Illinois university
to spend the Christmas holidays.
Mrs. J. E. Frost, who has been vis
iting here for several days, left for her
home at Wheatland, Iowa, this noon.
Mrs. William Payne and daughter
Miss Mabel left today for a visit dur
ing the holidays in Chicago and Dan
Mrs. F. H. Stuck has gone to Chicago
to spend the holidays. Mr. Stuck will
leave tomorrow evening to join her
John R Quinlan has arrived home to
spend the holidays, after a four
months stay In Macoun, Saskatchewan,
Mrs. F. H. Ficken, who has been vis
iting with relatives at Kearney, Neb.,
for several weeks, will arrive home
Miss Helen Krell will arrive home
this evening from Bellmont college,
Nashville, Tenn., to spend the Christ
mas vacation. '
C. E. Gilman. physical director of the
Y. M, C. A., will leave tomorrow morn
ing for h?s home in Beloit, Wis., to
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ilaverstick re
turned yesterday from Lancaster, Pa.,
where they were called by the death
of Mrs. Haverstlck's father.
Mrs. William White left last even
ing to join her husband in Alberta,
Canada, where they will make th2ir
home in future on a wheat farm.
Professor Edward J. Maurus of No
tre Dame, Ind., has arrived to spend
the holidays at. the home of his moth
er, Mrs. C. Mauru3, 2000 Twelfth
Dr. G. L. Eyster, who has been in
Chicago for several weeks receiving
medical treatment, arrived home th's
afternpon. Although convalescing rap
idly. Dr. Eyster will be confined to his
residence for several weks.
Miss Anna Melow and Claus Frank
left today for Wilton, Iowa, to attend
the wedding of Fred J. Melow and Miss
Mamie Schneider at the home of the
hitter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Schneider. The couple will take a
wedding trip in the south, and will be
at home after Jan. 14 on the groom's
farm threes miles from DeWitt. The
groom is a son of Mrs. Fred Melow of
Phil Miller Given Permission hy the
Council to Install Post in
Front nt IToperty.
The movement for ornamental lights
In the business district is spreading
rapidly and the indications are that be
fore spring arrangements will have
been completed to have the lights ex
tend on both sides of Second avenue
from Fifteenth to Nineteenth street.
Practically all the property owners on
both sides of the avenue from Seven
teenth street to Eighteenth street will
install the improvement, and work is
befng done among the owners from
ond avenue between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth streets, and he expects to
put one up shortly.
The city council granted permission
to Phil Miller last night to place a
light in front of fii3 building on Sec
and he expects to put one up shortly.
night on charKs of disorderly conduct
and this morning Police Magistrate
Smith gave them trial and found each
of them guilty. McCaig was sentenced
to 10 days In the county Jail, French
went down for a like sentence and
Wagner paid $2 and costs and was released.
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DEERE FEE IS $223,227.26
Amount to Be Divided lietween
Messrs. lluttenvorth and Peek.
An order has been issued by Judge
Olmsted in the county court fixing
the fees of the executors in the Deere
estate. Burton F. Peek and William
Butterworth, the executors, are given
$223,227.26 as their fees, this
amount being 5 per cent of the value
of the total estate which amounted
In Police Court.
Dan McCaig,. Harry French and
George Wagner were arrested last
Are always acceptable;
we doubt if anything
would please him better
than one of our suits or
Our store is full of
good things for men and
boys. And at such sav
M. H. Sexton,
J. P. Sexton,
G. W. Sexton
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