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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEfRKK 2, 19 0.
LOSES A FINGER;
BUT LIFE SAVED
Conrad .Erickson, Augustana
Basketball Player, Passes
SUFFERS BLOOD POISONING
Condition Develops Following Injury
to Hand While Practicing in
At the meeting of the Students' union
of Augustana college yesterday after
noon it was decided to raise a purse
for Conrad Erickaon, the basketball
player who had the index finger of his
right hand amputated yesterday as the
result of an injury received at basket
ball practice. Erickson is now recting
easily at St. Anthony's hospital, having
passed through the operation success
fully. His speedy recovery is hoped
Erickson is the first victim of basket
hall at Augustana this year. It is also
probable that Augustana will be de
prived of the services of oae of its
best basketball men, as his injury will
no doubt keep him out of thp game
for the rest of the season. Although a
new man at Augustana this year, his
work on the floor easily entitlpd him to
a place on the first team, it is hoped,
however, that he will be able to don
the basketball togs again this season,
as his presence on the team will
strengthen it materially.
Injured Two ekn Ago,
It was about two weeks ago that Er
ickson received his injury at basket
ball practice. While running, he col
lided vith a post, smashing the index
finger of his right hand. The injury
proved to be a very painful one, and,
although he had it treated immediate
ly, blood poison set in and he was
taken to the hospital. The condition
of his finger became so bad that for a
'time his life was endangered, and, in
order to save him. it was thought nec
essary to ampmate his riglit arm. He
passed the crisis, however, without
having to lose his arm, but his linger
could not be saved.
Erickson is a student in the business
department of Augustana. His home
is in Sycamore, 111.
porary quarters in the Best buildings.
The meeting is called for the purpose
of suomitting to the membership for
its aDproval of toe work accomplished
by the officers in connection with the
plans for the proposed new home.
Second mortgage bonds in the sum of
$30,000 have been placed among the
members, and an equal amount is to
be loaned by the banks of the city,
thus providing a new. home fund of
$60,000. Tentative plans of the club
home have been prepared and will be
on vtew at the meeting tonight. An
other important question that it is
hopsd to determine at the meeting is
the selection of a site. The lot on
Nineieenth street adjoining the New
Harper cafe at the south is favored
by many of the members, but other
loca-.tons wiH be offered. It is the de
sire of the club officers that the entire
membership express iiself on the var
ious questions pertaining to the new
KING TURNED OVER
TO POLICE OF CITY
ONE FLOOR CLOSED
Damages by New Harper Fire
Will Be Smaller Than First
ADJUSTERS COME MONDAY
J. H. AVest, Elevator Conductor, Sus
tains Kroken Ilib in Escape
Judge Gamble, in Iowa Court, Holds
Him a Fugutive from
Judge Gamble of Knoxville, Iowa,
this morning offered a ruling in the
case of Ralph King, who was arrested
in Davenport some time ago for alleg
ed implication in the robbery which
occurred at the Ingalls jewelry store
here three weeks ago, and after hear
ing the facts of the case ruled that
King should tie brought back to Hock
Island under the extradition papers is
sued by Governor Deneen. .ludge
Gamble ruled that King was legally a
fugitive from justice, inasmuch as he
was in Hock Island at the time the
rnhbei v was committed and was ar-
! rested while trying to sell a watch
which belonged to Mr. Ingalls. King
was brought to this city this noon by
Detective James Brinn.
WIFE CHARGES DESERTION
j Kose K. N'icklas Brings Suit for li
vorre in Cirv nit Court.
j Alleging that her husband. Glen Y.
jXick'.ns, to whom she was married
Sept. 21, 1007, has deserted her, Mrs.
i Kose K. Nicklas has filed suit for di
j vorca in the circuit court. Mrs. Xick
'las ii a resident of this city. Sbe al
! so a-sked to be permitted to resume
! her maiden name, Hose K. Block. V.
II. Weils is her attorney.
With the exception of the fifth floor,
the Xcw Harper hotel was running
full 1,'fst againtoday and Manager
Carl Mueller stated that it would be
but a short time until every vestige
of the fire would -be entirely removed.
Insurance adjusters will come Monday.
Parts of the fourth floor which were
the most damaged were hurriedly re
paired and put into shape ur receive
guesrs. A temporary elevator will be
installed in the course of a day or two
and it will be replaced later on by a
new elevator. The damage will be
less than originally estimated.
An Expert's Opinion.
An expert electrician of this city
when risked to give his views on what
cause 1 the fire at the Xew Harper
hotel ssaid he did not believe that it
cam-2 either from defective wiring or
a short circuit. His theory was en
tirely different. He explained that the
Xew Harper, with a number of other
places in the city, gets its power for
running its elevator from the street
car company, the current coming di
rectly from ihe trolley wire and re
turning to ihe rails after being con
duced through the nioror on the ele
vator. For such heavy current as
come.; from the trolley wire, it T-j nec
essary that there be a direct return,
that is that the current lie conduct
ed lack to the rails and not merely
grcin'leu in order to get the best re
sults. If it is only grounded the re-
sistasve is so great that there is i
bound to be more or less tire and i
spariii flying from tiie motor when it
is running. ,
Trmilile n Third.
The seat of the wlicle trouble, ac
cording to the electrician, is the Tear
ing up of the rails on Third avenue
and the breaking thereby or the di
rect keturn of the power,
death by breaking a hole in the roof
of the elevator cage and thereby ef
fecting his escape from the trap, found
last evening that he did not fare as
fortunately as he at first believed. One
I of the ribs of the left side, and immedi.
ately over the heart, was broken. Just
how he sustained the injury is a mys
tery to Mr. West. When he escaped
from the cage he must have fallen,
but in the intense excitement did not
notice any pain. He was taken to his
home late in the afternoon. Mr. West's
home is at 1126V& Third avenue.
MIm Welch Improved.
Miss Birdie Welch, who was badly
burned at the fire. Is somewhat better
today. However, her condition is still
serious.. Her .face, neck, shoulders and
hand?, and her arms below the el
bows, are burned. Unless unlooked
for complications set in. she will re
cover. Miss Welch is confined to her
home at 517 Twentieth street.
Telephone Company Protests.
A. J. Bevcrlin, manager for the
Central Union Telephone company, re
quests that The Argus print the fol
lowing statement in reference to the
jcall that delayed the response of the
fire department at the blaze of yes
terday at the New Harper: ",Our
compai y is willing to assume respon
sibility where we are to blame, but we
believe we have, not purposely, per
haps, teen done an injustice in this
instance. I make this statement after
a thorough investigation. There is a
private exchange in the hotel. The
call to the Central engine house came
from there. The person asking for the
fire station was greatly excited, and
when she did get the fire station was
unab'vj to make herself understood.
The supervisor at our exchange, learni
ing tiiar there was a fire, cut in on the
call and gave the fireman answering
the telephone the correct information.
Theso are the simple facts."
TO BOY SCOUTS
Tri-City Federation Condemns
Movement That Has Taken
Hold in Rock Island.
WAR SPIRIT OBJECTION
Held Tliat Youth Should Be Taughf
to He Peaceable Instead of
Lothar Harms is at Colfax, Iowa.
Carl Tauberg of Ray, X. D., is here
for a visit.
H. W. Crawford arrived home last
night after a business visit at Paducah,
O. J. Brien and son Owen have gone
to Missouri for a visit of several
William M. Stewart has returned
from a business trip to Oklahoma and
the re-! other southern points.
The boy scout movement was con
demned in a resolution adopted at a
regular meeting of the Tri-City Feder
ation of Labor held at the quarters in
Rock Island Industrial home . last
night. The federation took this stand
in view of the formation of scout
bands In the tri-cities. . The local scout
organization was launched in Rock Is
land two months ago and already has
enrolled large numbers of boys, who
are engaged in the work under the di
rection of scoutmasters, the city hav
ing been divided into patrols. The
import of the resolution adopted by
the labor federation is that the spirit
of the boy scout movement is military
in other words, that boys, by the
teachings of the organization, are led
to believe that it is manly to be warrior-like,
instead of peaceable.
Axalnnt Other Innovntlunn.
The federation also went on record
as condemning the advocated ideas o
making it obligatory upon all young
men to perform a certain period of
military service before being allowed
the right to vote and of inaugurating
in the state of Illinois a mounted po
"Iabor is for peace and. against war
or anything that will be conducive of
; war-like impulses." said an officer of
the federation at the conclusion of the
H. R. BATTLES & CO.
10 Bars Santa Claus Soap 22c
Choice Seeded Raisins two packages 15c
Full pounds, choice quality.
Flour We wil1 Bel1 our
Sleepy Eye flour, guaranteed In
every way, 4 9 lb. sacks $1.55
Butterine William J. Mox
ley's special put up in one
pound cartons, the acme of
quality and can be served with
out any additional color,
a pound 25c
Pears Eastern pack in light
syrup, good clean fruit; cans
well filled, a can 10c
Peas Sifted Early June,
dozen $1.10, can 10c
Starch Defiance brand, fine
laundry starch, a 10c
package for 6c
Cherries Large cans choice
Royal Ann white cherries in
good syrup, a can 20c
Asparagus Large round
cans of tender asparagus, cut
In pieces, elegant goods, spe-
cir.l prie, a can 25c
Pickles Gherkins, sour or
sweet mixed in Mason quart
Jars, each 22c
Com Yankee Baby Country
Gentleman corn, small kernel
and pood quality, dozen $1.25,
GIRLS HELD UP AT
NIGHT BY FOOTPAD
Honduras Coffee, pound 35c; three pounds SI .00.
Special Blend Coffee, pound 26c.
A good dinner is easily marred vl'.h poor coffee. Our Honduras
or Special Blend is good enough t serve with any meal and prove
one of the delights of the spread. Serve either one of these cof
fees you'll be glad you took our suggestion.
"Tip Top" Bread is the Best
We know that and what we want now is to know how in
the least possible number of words we can make clear to
WHY IT IS BEST
CLUB MEMBERS TO
VOTE ON HOME SITE
Meeting of Membership to He Held
Tonialit in the Hest
All Rock Island club members are
jrged to be present at the meeting
it S 'clock tonight in the club's tern-1 avenue
Crescent Cinch Cluo.
Th- ("reset in. Cinch club was enter
taim d last evening by Mr. and Mrs.
'. wnHnm Kar.s-'on, 2:112 Fifth avenue.
Icinoh was the card game and the l;id
i ies' Head prize was won by Mrs. W'al
ter C'coley. Alien Pratt took the gen
! tlemrn's beau prize. Following the
: games music was tiie evening diver
ision vnd lunch was served. The club
! will meet in two weeks with Mrs.
ICooley. Eleventh street and Sixteenth
turn wire from the Harper is connect-!
ed or rather was connected to Ihe
rails there. The wire was merely'
"groiiii.Ied" alier t!v rails had been j
torn up and the various elevators,
whk'Ii were run on the circuit had
been giving more or Toss trouble? for!
a tl.iv or two previous to the fire, al-;
tho iun no one seemed to know just .
whv it. was. The theory of the elec-1
tric;?u explains very satisfactorily,
bow "he firo was started.
Kill 1lrl.-n: liln" Know II.
.Tesse H. West, who was in charge of
the elevator al the hotel when the fire
was first discovered, and who only es
caped serious injury and
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hart and Mr. and
Mrs. H. 1). Winbigler have returned
from Winona. Minn.
Jay Kinney will leave tonight for
Milwaukee, where he will go to work
as brakenian for the Milwaukee road.
His run will be between Milwaukee
; Tackled on Se vent cent li Street, hut i
j They Have Xo Money aud Are !
Allowed to Go on Way. !
Clinton Youth Confesses Murder.
Clinton, Iowa, Deo. 2. Frederick
l.in. aged HI, arrested here for the
mur I ;r of Henry Knoop of Howeli,
Mich, on Nov. 19, has confessed the
critno He says the murder followed
a disvite regarding wages. Line took
po.-sibly j $-!: turn Knoop's body
! Another instance of the danger to,
jwomcn traversing the streets of the;
: city av night without an escort is f ur- j
jnish-?d hy the experience two young
girls had on Seventeenth street be-i
it ween Fourth and Fifth avenues one
!even;ng the present week. The girls
j are en. ployed in one of the stores of
the city and were hurrying to their
1 horn when, in passing a building in
itiie n.ii'.dle of the block between Third
; and 'Fourth avenues, on ihe east side
of ill? street, they were halted by a
! man who popped out from a doorway
in .rn:t of them. The girls were too
$5 IN GOLD we K've to he writer of the beF
answer sent us and 2o loaves of "Tip Top" bread to
writers of others that we think suitable for publica
tion. The Range Baking Co.
j frightf.ned to make an outcry, and j
j they were warned not to do so. The
'footjij-J asked them if they had any
imone.- or jewelry, but both protested
that they had not. He searched their
raurfs to see if they carried handbags,
land when he found that they did not
! lie v;ry considerately permitted them
to continue on their way without fur
Spain Invent Grape Cask.
There has been invented in Spain n
cylindrical barrel for grapes, divided
into four sections to ventilate the con
tents and prevent them from belnu
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THE LONDON caters to particular men and what
man is not particular about Ms appearance?
Hie Adler-Rochester, fcL" System
1 -I fc.i-f'
I r t: &
C i, . . . . If i
ive you that neat, nobby appearance.
They fit and hold their shape and don t
cost any more than inferior makes.
Heit's Winter Overcoats
V; 5 1910. by
bros. & cr
a large shipment
Mark Cross English made ladies'
kid gloves, light and medium weights
and street gloves, $l?50;ahd'$2.
Mwk Crciss b
Tke"Ardoc" the overcoat with
convertible collar which can be worn
plain or buttoned to the neck is one of
the season s favorites. We also nave an
enormous stock of plain and silk lined
overcoats with plain collar. All colors
at any price you want to pay.
, $15, $18, $20, 22.50, $25, $27, $30
6 pairs guaranteed 6 months
Men's cotton, per box of 6, $1.50
Men's lisle, per box of 6, - $3.00
Ladies' cotton, per box of 6, $2.00
Ladies' lisle, per box of 6, - $3.00
Ik " A
6 ( v v
.hi i if-1 -
that button to the
neck in gray, tan.
brown, etc., at any price you want to
pay from - - S3 to $10
nd sailor styles in
fancy mixtures and plain colors, new
est patterns, - S3 to sio.
S. Cotton and wool
WC3,tCrS in red, blue, gray.
Q ' Double
50c to g2.50
Tool and leather. Lined
oves i;ed. so cow
Ai'k boy gloves, 25c, 39c, 50c, 75c, SI.
Caps - - 25c to $1.00
Men's .Winter Underwear
The largest line in the three cities. Wool and
cotton, union and two-piece suits. Stephen
son's Staley Brand, Cooper Spring Needle, etc.
50c to $5.00