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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1010.
Ruford Jack, Arrested for Tak
ing Coal, Places Blame on
ACCUSED WEAK OF MIND
Held to Grand Jury Under Bond of
$500 on Charge of Larceny
May Be Sent to Watertown.
Claiming that he was forced to go to
the railroad yards and steal coal under
orders from his father, Ruford Jack,
aege 22, plead guilty this morning to a
charge of larceny entered against him
in the police court and "was held under
fconds of $500 to the grand jury. The
boy is a familiar character in the west
end of the city, where considerable
allowance Is made for his misdeeds be
cause he is thought to be simple-minded.
Although. 22 years old, he is noth
ing more than a boy of 12 or 14 in
mental capacity, and he presented a
pathetic figure in court. He is fully
six feet tall and is extremely thin. He
doubled up on a bench in front of the
magistrate, hung his head all the time
his accuser, Robert G. Schillinger, was
talking, and when asked if he was
guilty or not, he made a number of
excuses such as a child would offer.
Despite the testimony against him, he j
denied at first having taken coal from i
cars, but later he admitted he had,
although he claimed that he would
have put it back had he been told to
In Fear of Father.
its gift. In speaking of the good of
such a giving Christmas, William M.
Reck, superintendent of the Sunday
school, yesterday commended the plan.
He told of the Santa Claus fund of The
Rock Island Argus and of what a bene
fit it is to the poor and needy of the
city. "It makes men and women for-1
get their enemies," said Mr. Reck, Telephone Company Employe
"and that is the true Christmas spirit. Unconsciously Strikes a
T . - 1 1, ... . .3 . J
It gives lKUpi, UU nuulU UUL UU U j
in any other way. an opportunity to j
give to some worthy cause, and so the
plan to make people happy is the
worthwhile plan, and we should do a3
much as possible to further it.'
UP; GAS IGNITED
Match in Conduit.
REPORT HEARD FOR BLOCKS
LETTER CARRIERS ELECT
Herman Appelquist Chosen Presi
dent of the Iiocal Branch.
At the regular meeting of Branch
No. 292, National Association of Let
ter Carriers, held Saturday evening,
officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows:
President Herman Appelquist.
Vice President Ed N. Lundberg.
Corresponding Secretary Elmer
Financial Secretary William
Sergeant- at-arms Myron
Trustee (three years) James
Collector, M. B. A. William
Surgeon. M. B. A. Dr. X.
Upper Windows in Hillier Building,
Seventeenth Street and Third
Avenue, Broken by Shock.
TO SANTA CLAUS
j Rock Island. 111.. Dec. 16. lfllo.
I Dear Friend: Helio, Santa: how an?
jyou? You will soon have to come on
your rura': route from the north pole,
j Santa, and I wish you could spare me a
i fpw thintrs from vour nack of tovs. AH
He apparently is in great fear of his ; . . k js ir of btwJ a f(,w
story books, a soldier game, some nuts
and candv. I do not want much from
father. Nelson Jack, and after he had
been pinned down to admitting every
thing with which he was charged, he
With a report that was heard for
blocks around the huge iron cap over
the Seventeenth street manhole in
j the new underground conduit sys
tem of the Central Union Telephone
'blew up into the air this morning at
S o'clock and several passing pe
destrians had narrow escapes from
being struck by the pieces as they
came back to earth again after thpir
trip into the air. The concussion
of the explosion was so severe that,
it broke a number of the upper win-
jdows in the Hillier building on the
i northwest corner of Third avenue.
! Just what caused the explosion is
i not known, but it is surmised that
. it came from gas having collected
j in the manhole. Some main near
Seventeenth street and Third avenue
I must have leaked into the conduit,
'the gas forming in the basin in
; which the men work while splicing
i wires together.
j Hundreds of people were passing
I the manhole when one of the tele
j phone company's employes descend
! ed into a similar manhole on Eigh
teenth street and prepared to go to
work at splicing wires.
Striken a Match.
i At it was dark he struck a match
'to light a candle. A minute after-
damage. When questioned by the in
terpreter who translated from the Hun
garian to English. Steve disclaimed
any knowledge of his misdeeds, but
admiited that he had been drunk.
I nun I Siimlny Drunkx.
The police court grind of this morn
ing included the usual number of
Sunday drunks and disorderlies. The
majority of them were either lined or
were sent to jail for short terms as
punishment for tipping up the glass
too often. Cyrano Ormelo paid $1 and
costs, Antonio Baye paid $'! and costs,
Otto Carlson paid $10 and costs, John
Murphy $3 and costs. James 'Hughes
$1 and costs and Ixtuis Craig was dis
missed upon payment of the costs,
which amounted in his case to $2.10.
John Kelly went down for five da:, s,
Thomas Fox eot a similar sentence,
James Simester got 20 days and John
Wunder the same.
TOO MUCH COIN FOR
SMALL MAN; ROBBED
Diminutive Lithuanian ' Makes Mis
take in Displaying Wealth Be
fore Count rj-nicu.
A number of Lithuanians were dis
playing their wealth to one another in
Moline last night. When one" little
feliow produced two $20 bills and a $10
bill the big man of the party told him
that that was "too much money1 for
one of such small stature and proceed
ed to relieve him of the burden. The
holdup occurred at Thirteenth street
and Fifth avenue, and immediately af
ter helping himself, the big fellow
skipped out. The police were notified
and in a short time located him
35 IN UNSIGNED
LETTER TO FUND
Good Fellow, in Pretty Senti
ment, Reminds Others of
Duty to Children.
COLONIAL GIVES BENEFIT
Proceeds of . Moving Picture Theatre
Tomorrow to lie Devoted to
Buying Gifts for Poor.
" Here is an unsigned letter that came j
to The Argus Santa Claus fund com- j
mittee in this morning's mail, with a j
five-dollar bill enclosed:
"Let it not be said to the shame of j
the good fellows of Rock Island that ;
any poor child within our city awoke I
on Christmas morning and found that
Santa Claus had not been on the job !
according to the specifications in the i
story book.' . -. j
- From one of the largest business in- I
stituiions of the city came a check fori
$"'. From other sources there were!
lesser amounts received. Xo subserip-
(ions will be received after next Thins- j
day at 4 p. m. At that hour all of the
funds will be turned into ihe hands of I
Miss I Una Ramser, the police matron, j
and Miss Margaret Giles, the' visiting j
nurse, who are chairman and secretary, i
respectively, of The Argus Santa Claus
fund committee. They will personally
look af'er t ho purchases of gifts and
goodies and will see to their delivery
When searched, there was not a cent a ''e homes of the poor children of j
! found on his person. A revolver was
found in the alley nar Thirteenth
street, but no money could be located.
I Whether the money was taken or not.
excused himself by saying; "I had to i
do it because the old man told me to."
It developed that he had been warned
numerous times both by the police and
by employes of the Schillinger &- Nold
and the Volunteer Coal companies
about keeping away from the loaded
coal cars, but he always returned with
a cart and hauled away the fuel. He
was accosted Saturday by Mr. Schil
linger, a driver for the Schillinger &
Nold company, and ordered to keep
away from the cars. The lad bluster
ed and threatened to kill Mr. Schillin
ger if he interfered with his carrying
away his cartload of loal. An effort
wiil be made by the police authorities
to have the boy sent to Watertown.
is the nnestion to be decided. At anv
wards came the explosion at Seven-jr ,ne aleppd ,niPf is hejn hpll, at
girls and boys to supply. One thing teenth street and it is tnougnt ini(the pojce station under $3.nno bonds
I'iP gas in wie couuuu upiiifni m-
I yon. for there are lots of other little
j that I forgot to ask for is a Christmas
tree. Well, good-bye. From your pa!.
Nine years old; 1315 Twenty-fifth
SUNDAY SCHOOL TO
REMEMBER THE POOR
My Dear Santa: Please bring me
a doll. bed. set of dishes, doll buggy,
table, little ironing board, iron, tub,
wringer, set of furs and a chair for
my doll. Don't forget Gertrude in
Chicago. Goodby, Santa.
2721 Fifth-and-a-half avenue.
Argus Fund Committee Commended
Incident to Christmas Plans
at Rroadway Church.
As has been the custom for the past
three years at Broadway Presbyterian
church, the Sunday school pupils and
teachers will participate in a giving
Christmas, useful gifts to be brought
for distribution among the needy. The
QUESTION CLUB IS FORMED
Klert Officers and Establish Club
A number of oung men residing in
ihe . neighborhood of Fifteenth strict
and Eleventh avenue, have organized
the Question club, and rooms have
been opened at 1109 Fifteenth street.
Officers of the club have been chosen
President H. Grove.
Vive president Ralph Andrews.
Secretary Kenneth Young.
Treasurer George Dressen.
Marshal Robert Carpen'rd.
The club membership consists of the
above officers and Frank King. Cecil
Avers. John Cloudas. Fred Ehler, H.
;two manholes carried the flame from
the match to the gas in the" other
basin. Snow and dirt had filled the
'crevices around the cap to the man
i hole so that there was no outlet for
jthe exploded gas. and the cap had
: to go. It is several inches thick,
j but nevertheless it was torn into
three pieces and all of them were
hurled 2." or more feet into the air.
One of them struck an electric light
wire connecting to the corner light
and the wire was cut in two. but as
the power had been cut off. the dan
ger of a live wire on the corner was
not experienced. The cap over the
manhole will be replaced as soon as!
on a charge of robbery pending an investigation.
USES BRASS KNUCK
Sesls for Rich and Poor,
a western city, a w ell dressed
up to one of the
tellers' window's in a bank over which
the citv. that is to the homes of such
children as have not been taken care
of by persons who have applied
throtigh the committee for the names
of little. ones to whom they wished
personally to play Santa. Claus.
t'olonlnl ;lvrn lay for Fund.
Manager I. N. Martin of the Colonial. j
Rock Island's new moving picture thea- j
tre on Second avenue, i)as tendered
his house receipts to The Argus Santa 1
Claus fund committee tomorrow. "You
are diong a work that everybody ousht ;
to join in helping," Manager Mar'in '
said "One who conducts a moving!
picture house daily sees more children '
than he does grown folks, and I want,
to do what I can to insure' a happy
Christmas to the little ores of Rock
Island. The idea is a splendid one. and
i what appeals to me most is the air of
! secrecy that surrounds the whole at'-!
! fair that is. ns I understand it. th"
j poor children never know but what
tlieir picKeim,come from Santa Claus
I'"rfurni:inrr flcrnonti find ii;hl.
If you go to a performance at the
Colonial tomorrow you will bo helping
the pour children of the ci'y. There
will be performances from - to ." in
ihe afternoon and from 7 to lM::',it at
i nfcht. The s-i i-i"s of the three piece
' orchestra and the illustrated song
.singer have been donated for the day
al.-. Manager Martin b;ii chosen as
, his iiiciure f;r ihe day "A Cowboy's
I Yindiea' ion." He claims that it is on-1
exercises win be neld t rmay evening Jensen, .Frank Leithner, A. Mogler.
at 7 o'clock at the church and each . Raymond Hetter, Charles Horton and
class will in some novel way present 1 wniard Clark.
Cut Out and Mail to The Argus
I will agree to buy Christmas gifts for poor
children. I desire that the names of the poor children,
tog-ether with their ages and addresses, be furnished me
through The Argus Santa Claus Fund committee.
Steve Ditche Creates Excite-j hung the sign. "Red Cress Christmas
raent in Boarding House in ista,s for sa, l,ierr'" anrI' af,er ,a!kintI
c rt about the seal, and the purpose for
West End Of City. i which it was being sold, asked for $10
j w orth. A little, ragged new sboy who
leame into the bank to sell his news pa
FIRST TACKLES STOVE PIPE rrs, and who had st.,d listening to
;ihe story of the seal, stepped up. after
geiiufiii.iii ii"' g."". a i'". !or the most interesting films thai the
at :rc.n the counter and said. "(;imme onej, )lraIro ,,as ., simr jtji om.nillc The
lof those stamps; my mother died of it ' colonial is .me of the prettiest picimv
j and my sister's got it." ? theatres in this section. The admis-
sion Is onlv r cents. Of course, if vnn
! ARREST GREEK GAMBLERS'
ish to pay more it's up to vo;i. Just
Steve Ditche was sent to the county i x.nar in n,i:i(1 ,,Klt tll1 mo:lv ta-M.n jtl
jo ioi j'i najs tnis morning by Magis ; Kosort in Kast Moline Raided by
trate C. . I. Smith, w ho found him guilty j lice- Six Caught,
of assault. Steve imhebed too freelyj Greek gambling housi- in East Mo
yesterday, and when he went to thejline was raided last night by the po
rooming house conducted by Mrs. Har-jiie? and six men. including the k".-p-bara
Militch, in the west end of the :cr. were gathered into the net. Magis
rny. he was in a fighting mood, lie1 irate Cartwright fined the keeper,
put on a- pair of brass kntickles and George Peroskis S2il.Su and two of the
Then Turns on Son of Woman
Whoso Heme He Is Stopping
and Assaults Him.
c.t the box office goes in 1 e Th: Argus
Santa Cans fund. The Colonial ought
to play to capacity business ;;t every
perforniatu e tomorrow afternoon and
HOUSE IS DAMAGED $25
:nen tnem first on a wooden table, inmates S11.su each.
They worked well and he next used j were dismissed,
them on a stove pipe, which he knock-!
ed down and out in the first round,
j.lohn Militch. son of the rooming house
; keeper, admonished him to be quiet
:and to go to bed and sleep off his.
The other three
BURGLARS GET IN STORE
Vandcr Veimet Clothing House, Mo
line. Is Robbed.
Jrtu. i,ri,.-,.puii lie Hssa.ioen -lOnn ana T!-n V:.nHr Vonnei oh. thin,. inr in
the head with theiii:; ..iu.i iw i...5. 1 ....
S hanged him over
knuckles, although the blow
Moiine was visited by burglars
elid little ; n;pnt entrance being affected through
jthe trsnfom over the rear door. A par-
tial invoice this morning shows that j
jlhree overcoats two of which are val
j tied at $22.50 and the other at $2." had
p Vsr f J'tfC ' heen taken. A further invoice is being
S i1300 am1 nia-v r,'vral tl!at orf" goods
arc missing. i ne iuii c unf eu
Red Hot Ashes Sftrt I5hie at
Frank Curtis" home at the rear of;
21"7 Sixth avenue, was damaged by
lire yesterday nft"rnoon. The fire
started when Mr. Curtis emptied red
hot ashes against th" rear of his home.
The rear petition of the place1, whi h is
of Imt o - reo'u, vas destroyed, ( aus
Ing a loss of $:;r. The property is
owned bv Airs. I. Kennedy.
Some Suggestions for Gifts Distinctive
Ills store is filled with beautiful articles which effectively renre-
sent the very spirit of the Christmas season. They are attractive
in appearance, selected for their pleasing qualities and have in
addition, a genuine excellence that makes them of permanent value to
the recipient. We mention below only a few of the main lins of ar
ticles comprised in our splendid stock. Hundreds of others will press
for your consideration when you enter the store.
We engrave all articles free of charge.
department is one of
Thl3 department is one of the
most attractive in Rock Island,
covering a great range of designs
including beautifully finished,
wood cases, handsomely decorat
ed iron cases and beautiful
things in bronze, brass, gilt,
HA XP-PA IXTKT CTIIXA
This department is specially for
tunate, having just been enriched
by the addition of hundreds of
Dew pieces never before shown in
This department is fortunate in
being able to present a great va
riety of attractive new designs,
including the famous Gorham
productions. Pieces range in size
from small things at $1 up to
handsome family chests.
We invite attention to the great
variety of pleasing things in silver-mounted
toilet sets, mani
cure sets and other pieces of a
similar nature. Our prices will
be found unusually attractive.
j WEEKLY CHURCH PAPER
i 1iristian Clarion is the Xante of Ihe
' "The Christian Clarion" is the name:
l-if a uopklv tinner which is beiinr nu'i-:
jlished and circulated by the Revs. K. T.
'and K. A. McKarland, pastors of th
I Memorial Christian and Second Mis-'
i sion and Third Mission chnnels. He-:
'sides containing tlv current new s ot
the church and chapels, items of per-j
sonal interest are used. There have
jfceen but two issues of the paper to
idate, but great interest has been taken :
in it, and augurs well for the future
'of the paper. '
Sittings for orders for work received
until Tuesday evening. Dec. 2". Will
be finished in time for Christmas de
livery. Nl.AKSI.F.K STl'lUO.
The grcate.-t danger freim influenz--)
is ef its resulting in iuieuiiionin. This
can no om inni ity using e nanineriain s ( a
Couh llemedy. as it not only cures
influenza, but ountr raet s any tenden
cy of the disease- towards pneumonia.
Sold by all dt i;cgi;-ts.
54. If you get it at Bleuer's, it's right.
1702 Second Avenue Rock U.nd
EAGLES HAVE A MAGAZINE
Monthly Publication Will l,e Pcvoted
to Order's Interest Here- 1 j
A decidedly creditable appearing;
publication entitled "The Tri-Cityl
Eagle" and published, as the name in-j
Gicates, lor me neurm in int- uieiiinei j u
of the F. O. fe.. in kcck isiana. .Aiooue
and Davenport and surrounding towns
has made its appearance. It will be i )))
printed monthly by the Eagle Publish-1!
ing company with headquarters at !
222 Main street. Davenport, and a
branch office at 1C09 Third avenue.'
Rock Island. j
The peculiar properties of Chamber-!
Iain's- Cough Remedy have been thor- i
ough'.v tested during epidemics of in
fluenza, and -when it was taken In time I
we nave not heard of a single case of i
nnein-v .nia finlft hr fill Hrncrr? cta ! )U
all work started before
$12 plates $6.00
$10 gold crowns . $5.00
Gold fillings . . $1.00 up
Enamel fillings ... $1.00
Silver filiing3 50c
All Work Ciiiarantecd.
. P. BUTLER,
Cut This Oat for Reference
your Christmas Dinner
Connecticut Selects in bulk
Standard:; in bulk.
We have a'meit everything in the Curtis P,ro. line.
CAMPBELL'S KOI I'S
MEINZ TOMATO SOL'P
CO X C E N T 1 1 A T E D TOMATO.
The Celebrated Jones Dairy Farm Sausage in bulk
Fresh Vegetables ,
Cauliflower Mushrooms Cucumbers Brussel Sprouts
Head Lettuce Spinach California Tomatoes Radishes
Vegetable Oysters Bur.eh Onions Kndive Celery
Leaf Lettuce ParsJey Gieen Peppers Boiling Onions
Oarlie Svv;et Potatoes Rutabagoes Turnips Beets
Hubbard Squash Cabbage Carrots
Corn on Cob
Asparagus Tips, white Asparagus Tips, green
Mammoth White Asparagus, peeled Corn
Tomatoes Beets Domestic Peas, all kinds
Spina' h Wax Beans String Beans
Pumpkin Sfj!i;irh Canned Mushrooms, all sizes
Japanese Crab .Meat
Tate de Koie Gra3
Imported Malaza Crapes Pomegranates California Pears
Kid Glove Oranges Florida Oranges Navel Oranges
Florida Grape Fruit California Lemons Bananas Cranberries
Jonathan Apples Grimes Golden Apples York Imperial Arplcs
Rcllflower Apples Greening Apples
About Ii different varieties of cheee.
New- York Cream Long Horn Cream
Limberger Blue.' Label ( ream Pineapple
Pimento in bottles Pirn Olive International Club
Oiam Vermont Sage Sap Sago McLaren's
International Cream Imported Sweitzer Muenster
Roquefort Camembert Fromage die brie
Bulk New York State Sweet Cider
Boiled Cider in bottles
C. & B. Malt Vinegar. Heinz Malt Vinogar. Heinz Salad Vinegar. C.
B. Taragon Vinegar. Heinz Cider Vinegar. Welch's Grape Juice.
Cataba Grape Julie, Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce, Catsup,
Chili Sauce. Oyster Cocktail. Bottled Queen Olives. Pimento Stuffed
Oliver:. California Kipe Olives, all sizes; Olive Oil, all kinds and
sizes, bottles and tins.
A full line of Heinz Pickles and Rej;he. Anchovies, Imported
Pearl dnions. extra small; all brands Salad Dressing; Bottled
Mushrooms. Imported Walnut Catsup. Imported Mushroom Catsup.
Anchovia Paste. Red and Green pepper Sauce. -Mint Sauce, Tobasco
Sauce. Imported and Homeric prepared Mustard, a full line of
Beechnut Preserves and Jellies. Curtis Bros. Preserves and Jellies,
Sweet Pickled Pears. Sweet Pickled Peaches. Brandied Peaches,
I'.randied Red Cherries. Olive Relish, Pin Money Pickles. Curti3
Bros. Mincemeat in glass. Bar k- due. Heinz mincemeat in bulk.
Shelled Nut Meats
Bordeaux Walnut Halves,
monds, Valencie Almond?.
Select Pecans, Jumbo Tecans, Jordan Al-
Nuts in the Shell
Pec a nr.
v.-nirf: .ill kiTi.ls Filberts Chestnuts" Almonds
Brazilo Shell Bark Hickory Nuts
Figs arid Dates
imported Laver Fi Washed Fics Figs stuffed with Cherries
Walnut Meats Ahneiidr, Pecans Fan! Ha'cs Hallowl Dates
Dates in packages Cooking Fips in bulk
California Layer Raisins
Seeded Raisins Seedless Raisins
Imported Cluster Raisins
Bleached Sultana Raisins
Wo will be veil stocked with a fine line of fanrjr Ik randies A
well a plenty of kinds in pails.
Cocoanut Macaroons Crystalized Ginger After Dinner Mints
Bobby Blake Mints Chocolates After Dinner Mints
Don't forget our fresh roasted coffee to make your
A full and complete line of National Biscuit Company's Crackers In
bulk and package. Huntley Palmer's Crackers, Kducator Crack
ers. Hydrox Wafers, Sunshine Wafers, Chocolate London Wafers.