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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS,
LAST OF LAMBS IS
A MINE YOUTH
Arthur Holtman Drops $400 in
the Turf Joint Just Before
Closing Order Is Given.
DRAWS ON HIS MOTHER
Complains That Games Were Crook
ed Paraphernalia Moved
Father of Fire Alarm
bandits; rig found
by local officers
Had Keen Ieft in an Alley Where It
Keniained Undiscovered Until
Thomas J. Murray
The last sufferer from (he crooked
gambling system which Sheriff O. L.
Bruner put out of commission yes
terday was Arthur Holtman of Mo
line. Holtman presented himself to
the sheriff late in the afternoon and
asked the officer to recover $400
which he had lost in the joint over
the Turf saloon on Eighteenth
street. He told the sheriff that he
had bucked ud aeainst a number
of different games and had lost so !
quickly on each that he was con- j
vl need that they were crooked. The
money he lost, he admitted, belong
ed to his mother. He had drawn
checks on her account for that
amount and he wanted to get the I
sum back. Sheriff Bruner told the j
young man that if he would swear
out a warrant against the proprietors
of the place he would be glad to
serve the papers on them, but that
otherwise he could not help him, as
he did not intend to make his of
fice a clearing house for those who
went up against "fixed" apparatus
and when worsted merely: wanted
their money back.
lllD'VT WANT WIRRAVT.
Alderman H. J. Prick.
The Rock Island police have found j
the buggy used by the Orion safe i
crackers in driving from that town
to Rock Island and the suspicions I
that the tri-cities are the headquar-j
ters for the bandits is stronger than '
ever before. The missing rig, which j
belongs to lames Carson of Orion.
had been standing in an alley in the !
rear of 814 Eleventh avenue ever,
since Thursday morning, at which!
time it must have been left there by i
the robbers themselves or by a con
federate, more likely the latter. The
crooks showed cleverness in leaving
the rig where they did for, although (
it was in plain sight, it stood in such i
a place that those who saw it sup- j
posed it belonged to the owner of J
the stable which opened into the al- j
ley near there. The police finally j
noticed it yesterday afternoon, how- !
ever, and tnen tne identity or tne
outfit was discovered. The harness
and a lap robe were in the buggy.
The robbers w-ere kind enough to
Police Rudely Interrupt Honey
moon of Fred G. Cray and
Miss Pauline Dilthy.
BRIDE'S MOTHER OBJECTS
Sends Orders From Kansas City t
Intercept Runaway Daughter
Wlio Comes Here.
- irrial (Ehrifitmas Simtrr--1.0fl
Served from 12 to 2:30 p. m. and 6 to 8:30 p. m.
Specially selected musical program by Jebe's orchestra."
Russian Caviar, iur Canape
Fruit Cork tall
' , , . ., .. . . . leave in me oukev me (.onsuuas jji re
garded in the council as the father of t" . a r t,ta
, . , . , , , em Mr. Carson had purchased for his
, . . ' ... , wife and had secreted in the rig. It
land is now installing, has done one ' ... .. . .. at- !
. . , - , . rtr, a. autv ii itru ocw :iia uncivil. -,.
thing, at least, during his two terms;,, . , T , . . . -
; ., ? . ,j C arson came to Rock Tsland today for
in the council that should ho d hisLi. j i.
... . . the buggy and the present .
name in grateful remembrance through j
nil (Tan nya t inn nm T1-ai!
matic fire alarm idea was horn long j
before Alderman Frick became a cog j
in the municipal government. But it i
had been passed up year after year tin- j
til Frick took hold of it and doggedly j
fought for it until the city ordered it.
j And the city will never regret the day
that it did so.
CALMS THE STORM
Moline Mayor Names Commission of
Citizens to Pass I'pon AVater
Holtman didn't want to have the
gamblers arrested, however. He re- , " . ' . . ... ,.
fused to swear out the warrant, j raRns cou!d be receiving the Mayor Andrew Olson of Moline has
whereupon the sheriff told him that I apparatus at the rear of the several calmed the storm that was brewing
the office could do nothing for him. locations where the games have been J aroun(i him as a reRUlt of the formal
The sheriffs move of yesterday I operating openly. The tools were j manner ln whJch he handled a petition
morning when he called all the i"" "at?V".f e 1,1 rdenport' ! addressed to the city council by 61 that ha3 come to him from the coroor-
gambling house proprietors togeth
er and ordered them to pack up
their tools and quit business at
land last night the resorts that hereto-;
fore had been bright with lights and
filled with lambs were dark. Sheriff
One of the most popular and deserv
ed appointments that have been made
in local railroad circles in years is
that of Thomas J. Murray, who has
just been promoted from rating clerk
by the Rock Island to the position of
commercial agent, with headquarters
in this city, succeeding T. L,. Goff, who
has been advanced to division freight
agent at Davenport. Mr. Murray has
been in the employ of the Rock Is
land continuously since 1SS4, beginning
as night operator at Tiskilwa. He has
served through various positions in the
telegraph and freight service. He has
come to be recognized as one of the
most thorough and efficient rate men
in the employ of the Rock Island.
Mr. Murray has for many years borne
close business relations with the large
shippers of local territory, and all are
gratified to learn of the recognition
once will probably prevent any more ' Bruner, as stated in The Argus of
such cases as that of Holtman. The
percentage of those who squeal when
bitten by the gamblers is very small,
but the fact that there have been a
dozen of them in the last year, shows
Just what the gamblers were getting
away with. The stand taken by
Sheriff Bruner doubtless will have
last evening, simply notified the pro
prietors of the joints that the jig
was up; that he intended giving
them a chance to get their parapher
nalia out of the city; that all he de
fired was that they cease operations
in his jurisdiction; that if other
women's organizations anent the water ation he has served so long and, faith
supply there by appointing a commis-1 fully. His territory as commercial
sion to pass upon the whole proposi- i agent includes Rock Island, Moline.
tion. Those whom be has named are ! East Moline, Watertown and Silvia, J
ana soutn on tne Peoria branch to Ca
ble and Sherrard. Mr. Murrav is mar-
i yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, j
; Miss Pauline Dilthy of Kansas City,
Mo., and Fred G. Gray of Los An-
geles, Cal., were united in marriage
: at the parsonage of the First Meth
! odist church, Rev. T. E. N'ewland
officiating. For some time the
i groom has been employed in one of
: the Davenport hotels,
j Shortly after the marriage of the
; couple the Davenport police received
a telegram from Chief of Police Grif
fen of Kansas City asking that they
watch for Miss Dilthy, who bad run
away from her home, presumably to
marry Gray, and that if found, to
hold her till the arrival of her moth
er. This morning the young people
were located in one of the Daven
port hotels, where they registered,
and the police , have them under
their protection now.
MOTHER SAYS SHE'S 17.
In the marriage license the
groom's age is given as 27 and the
bride's as 20. In the telegram re
ceived by the Davenport officers it
is claimed that the girl is 17 and
Gray 20, and so the marriage would
be unlawful. The mother of the
bride asks only that her daughter be
held till she arrives. The couple is
under the care of the Davenport po
lice and will be held till Mrs. Dilthy
arrives from Kansas City.
The romance of the young couple f
started some time ago when the
groom was employed ln one of the
Kansas City hotels. The girl's par
ents objected to Gray.
I?lue Point on Half Shell
Farcir of Celery en Itrancli
iren Sea Turtle au Mader
Baked Fancy Blue Fish an Court Bouillon
Hasenpfeffer a la Harper, Banana Cream Cake with Jelly
ltoat Young Rhode Island Turkey, Cranberry fcauc
Roast Suckling Pig, Stuffed wth Apple
Mahed Potatoes Candied Sweet Potatom Stewed Tomator.
Roast Rib of Prime Beef, Demi GIa
Special Ilaked. Potatoes Asparagus on Toat
Roast Fancy Duckling au Cresson. Home Made Currant Jelly
Fried Hominy Creamed Spinach With Kgg Wax Beana
Boneless Turkey with Asptc Jeny en tienevue
Xut and Celery Salad
Freh Shrimp Salad en Maymie
Home Made Knglish Plum Pudding, Hard and Brandy Sauce
Hot Mince Pie
Harlequin Ice Cream
Toasted Rye Bread .
cities cared to tolerate them it made
immediate effect, and there will be ; no oirterence to hini. The gamblers . me v aieriown nospnai ana uim n.r.r
no more young fellows calling at the i took the sheriff at his word, and ! is a possibility of a typhoid fever epi
sheriff's office with stories of be'r.gjthey moved. deraic. The women are urging the
fleeced out of monev which did not,' Alld u ''0" the fo,ir yars ; council to extend the pipe to
n(1m Tn fi,0n ithat I exnect to serve in the office the middle of the Mississippi. The
William Butterworth. G. A. Stephens,
W. I, Velie, Dr. Y. E. Taylor and P.
S. McGlynn. The women claim thatiried and resides at 1060 Nineteenth
the health of the city is endangered
because the intake pipe which delivers
the city water supply is so located that
the water is polluted by sewage from
.Jr.. returned last evening from Prairie
du.Chien, Wis., where they are attend
R. Monroe, of the local engineer's
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ralston
935 N'ineteenth street.
u v- rioc onH Mrs.
I Pa., has arrived in the city to spend
! Christmas at the home of his aunt.
William Grote. 290 Seventh
avenue. His mother, JJrs. Sara K.
Office, a n H fnmilv ara cnonflin f Vi o t I : 1 1 i - 1, - Hmi Vinmo
, . , ,..u...n -.. cull U llldlU Hie llflC liuill ilini n,...- , , . ,i. l Umr
j Christmas holidays with relatives at' at SnrinEfleld to spend the Christmas Uvtle. is spending the w.ntr here.
piraphf.rnu.h sionicn. :
There was gloom in the gambling; "
dens of the city last night Express BUSINESS TO STOP
Wilson Bals of Indianapolis is in the'-Joliet, 111.
city to spend Christmas. I Harvey A. Wellington left yester-
Gilbert Graves is home from Minne-1 da' for his home in Des Moines, I
apolis for the Christmas vacafion. , after sP?nding the past week in the
FINAL WORD TO
In a alsnrd appral appearing; In
the Aricaa of Tuesday evening;, Min
Dlna Rainwer anil Mfw Mnranret
Cillen of The Argru Santa t lam
"Every one trho taken upon him
self or herself the responsibility of
playing; the role of Santa C laim to
children whoae names are furnish
ed by us, takes that ninrli of a bur
den from our shoulders and leaves
that much more money to be ex
pended from the general fund.
Hence what vre want now to Im
press n pon all who are Interested In
this endeavor Is, first, that all who
have agrreeil to take rare of children
whose names have been furnished
by the committee to fall not In their
tasks nnder any circumstances, aa
the children asslgmed them will not
be looked after otherwise. Last
year not one of the people who nak
ed for names and received them
failed In their obligation. We trust
there will be no disappointments
Misses Dlna Itamaer and Margaret
C.iles. chairman and secretary of
The Arans Santa Clans Fond com
mittee, this afternoon delivered
alfts to the homes of the poor chil
dren provided by funds raised by
the committee. Two automobiles,
furnished by The Arsrus, were used
In making the deliveries.
UNTIL TUESDAY A. ill.
1 commission appointed by the mayor is
vested with absolute authority. It will
hear arguments on both sides and pre-
i i 1 c- nnnnliic-innu r i v4 riMAm man r! ?1 .
frnm rnnmnaifm' -fAe tin Vt-k1in.. . .
tions to the city council. Thus the;""" .."..u -iwJth reiatives
Miss Olga Brandenburg of Seattle, i clty vlsit,nK
Wash., is home to spend the holidays I -1rs- 'har's Hultene
i, .1 . , i
John and Walter Anderson are home L, cU
r,m rt,,n,nai,n,- I111- where she will spen
Stores to Remain Open Tonight to
Accommodate Belated Shoppers
The Rock Island postofHce will be
mavor trracef tillv naases ths rcsnonsi-
. .. ... ! Pnn Panenn 1 r- S T : . i
bility from himseir ana tne couni, lD , - . ..-o ..um m,!Marjon rottpp Qf MInneanoH(l nave ar
the. shoulders of a commit tw? composed ,'ege io spend the Christmas vaca-jrlvw to gppnd christmas with rela.
of five of the most able and prominen' ;ud- j lives in the city
men of the community. !rn arrived home last j John XormcylV of Chicago is spend-
Hum vuiiu iu 5iJtiid me noil
POOR ARE REMEMBERED !da8-
Jean Brennan of St. Louis is vis-!
holidays with Mr. Hansen s parents,; Paul Davidson, tho Islauder outneld
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen. !er during the past season, was in the
Abe Rimmerman. who is attending ! city yesterday on his way to Dubuque
the University of Iowa, is spending ' where he will spend the Christms
the Christmas recess with his par- holidays with relatives. Paul hss not
ents. Mr. and Mrs. I. Rimmerman, ! yet signed a contract for next season.
418 Eleventh street. Henry T. and Anthony E. Horst
Miss Katherine and Joseph Nor-1 have returned home from Cham-
moyle will arrive in the city this : paign. where they are students st
opeu from ! o'clock till 11 o'clock to-1 Children of Sunday Schools Contri-' iting his brother. Thomas Brennan.
I morrow morning. Thi? is an hour lat-j b"t Mouey and Gifts. 12427 Sixth avenue,
ler than the office is usually onen on! At th F!m Metiiodist church last Miss Dorothy Freeman of St. Paul
! . " ., 'night a Christmas entertainment, typi- j3 spending several weeks in the city
.Sunday. Persons may secure mail at j ca, of the Chri3tma3 eve scene in the visiting with friends.
Howard McCandless and Huuli Ral-
jSton are home from the University of
F. Potter of Freeport and Miss "evening from Chicago to visit over the state university, to spend the
. U riSI III fir W 1 1 ll UJf ini rill-!,t ,n i . ( uwnwaj tntaiiuii " iui inii j
and Mrs. P. D. Normoyle, 10J6 First Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Horst, 1049 Sev
avenue. 'enteenth street.
Edward Guyer has returned hone j F. A. Hart arrived home last night
from Pottstown. Pa., where he is at-! from Winnipeg, Canada, where he as
tending school, to spend the Christ-'sifted for several weeks in hsndling
mas vacation with his parents. Mr. j the holiday passenger traffic of th
and Mrs. E. H. Guyer, 71' 8 Twenty- ,'ireat Northern railroad. Mr. Hart Jsn.
the general delivery window. ThiShome, was given. The family about
morning wagons were used by the car- I the fireplace enacted a scene, which
riers outside of the buSfness district showed the average family waiting the j injn0is for the holidays
for the distribution of the large quan- coming of Christmas. Following the.
tity of mail which was received. There j little playlet the classes of the Sunday
will be but one delivery Monday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
The Rock Island stores will bo open
this evening at least till 9 o'clock, giv
ing all an opportunity to windup their
Christmas shopping. The stores will
remain closed till Tuesday morning.
Gasoline Leak; Fire.
A leak in a gasoline pipe in the
IyOtiis Sorano popcorn stand on Sev
enteenth street between Third and
Fourth avenues caused a fire at 3:15
yesterday afternoon. The blaze was
extinguished before any damage was
L. O. O. M., Attention.
Members will meet at the hall at
1:30 tomorrow afternoon to attend the
funeral of Brother Otto Binder.
JAMES R. REYNOLDS,
This Page Momciay
WsUfch For St .
school offered gifts for the needy. The
church was well filled with members
of the school and congregation. The
donations received were many time3
larger than in former years, indicat
ing that the Christmas giving is in
creasing in favor.
Committees of the Central and Broad
way Presbyterian and the First Meth
odist churches distributed the dona
tions among needy of the congrega
tions tbis morning.
At the Central Presbyterian church
last night one of the best Christmas
entertainments ever given by the Sun
day sc hool was rendered. It was a i
"Giving Christmas," and in unique
ways the various classes presented do
nations for the needy of the city.
; Money $47.31 was given. It was
I brought in banks, in horns, in strings,
land various other ways, and hung upon
the Christmas tree. The spirit of those
present, and there was a goodly num
ber of the Sunday school and congre
gation, was the best ever evidenced by
the school. Santa Clans aided in the
distribution of gifts to the children.
At Broadway Presbyterian church
the "Giving Christmas" was again ob
served. Last evening Sunday Bchool
and congregation were present at the
exercises in large numbers. A large
supply of coal, flour and other useful j
articles were donated, after which Dr.
A. H. McCandless, as Santa Claus, aid
ed in the distribution of the treat !o
The annual Christmas entertainment
jto be given by the Sunday school of
the Swedish Free Mission church will
be held Monday evening at 7:30 at thu
church. Eleventh street and Fifth ave
nue. Mrs. William Trefz today played
Santa Claus to the children of Beth
any home, remembering each with a
Glen Bradford and Paul Buff urn re
turned last night from Ripon, Wis., to
remain here during the holidays.
Charles Larkin and Hubbard Dooley
arrived home last night from the Uni
versity of Illinois to spend Christmas.
Miss Maude Robertson, 905 Fif
teenth street, left for St. Louis, Mo.,
where she will spend a week visit
ing. Herbert Reck is home from Prince
ton university to spend the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
A. E. Swann will leave tomorrow for
Beloit, Wis., where he will attend the
Gilman-Brown nuptials Monday after
noon. Mrs. John Welch of Peoria is vis
iting at the home of her sister, Mrs.
D. C. Murphy, 1016 Twenty-third
Earl Betts, 31 OS Fifth avenue, left
today for his home in Sterling where
he will visit over Christmas with his
Miss Lou Harris. 731 Nineteenth
street, has departed for St. Louis.
where she will spend several weeks
John McEniry and William McEniry,
ling Christmas in the city with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Normoyle,
inofi First avenue.
F. J. Normoyle is here from Seattle
to spend the Christmas vacation with
his mother, Mrs. Tllen Normoyle, 543
Ernest Clark, who is attending the
University of Illinois at Champaign,
111., has returned home to spend the
Miss Mary Murrin has arrived
home from Chicago to visit with her
1 enters upon' his nw duties at coni-
Dr. F. M. Davenport, resident physi- j mercial agent for the Burlington at
cian of the Sisters of Charity hospital j Clinton. Iowa.
at Pittsburg. Pa . will arrive in the! .
city this evening to spend the holi-: ---
days with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J
jG. Davenport. !
i Clifford Hubbard, who is attending :
i Northwestern university law school in
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Murrin, I V-"""B- rr"
1030 Twentieth street. (spend the Christmas vacation with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. h. Ii. Huobaru,
11114 Twenty-first street.
; Earl and Robert Eraser, employed!
jby the Walsh Construction company in I
! railroad work near St. Ixniis. have ar-!
i rived home to spend Christmas with;
! their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. j
jFraser, 1121 Seventeenth street.
I William Lytle of Pleasant ville.
Rock Island Turner Society Attention.
All Turners are requested to attend a
special meeting of Rock Island Turner
society Sunday Dec. 25, at 2 p. m., at
Turner hall for the purpose of making
arrangements for the funeral of the
late Basilius Winter.
THOMAS NESSLER. Pres.
E. HAMMERICK, Sec'y.
Celebrate Xmas Monday roller skat
ing. No better place. Band afternoon
TONIGHT AT McCABE'S
WATCH Till! FI KS KhV,
Pointed Fox Sets, w?re
$65.00, for the last night
$37.50. The $4..00 sets are
Jap Mink Neck Pieces,
were $30.00. $23.00. $20.00.
MW $19.00, $14.00 and
Hudson Lynx Pieces,
were $18.00 to $30.00, now
$20.00 to $11.50.
Near Lynx Pieces wer
$10.00 to $19.50. now $12.75
Assorted Neck Pieces,
reduced severely for the last
Rock Island, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Claire F. McLean,
901 Twenty-second street, have de
parted for Champaign, to spend
Christmas with relatives.
James Green of Peoria is spending
Christmas with his parents in this
city, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Green.
S4 5 Twenty-fourth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of
Peoria are visiting at the home of
Mrs. Miller's mother, Mrs. Mary
Dauber. 725 Nineteenth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wheeler left
yesterday for their home in Ottawa,
after spending the past three weeks
in the city as the guests of relatives.
Miss Agatha Nevin has arrived
home from Evanston to spend
Christmas with her mother. Mrs.
William Nevin, 24 28 Seventh ave-j
Miss Adele Frick of Chicago and
Miss Bertha Frick of Detroit, are in the
'city to spend the Christmas holidays
jwith their parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
William Beecher returned home
from Harrishurg. 111.. to spend
Christmas with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Beecher, 80 Seventeenth j
David Fitzgerald has arrived home i
from Danville, ill., to spend the holi-j
days with h!s parents. Mr. and Mrs.!
David Fitzgerald, 810 Twenty-fourth
Miss Beryl Titteringfon is home
from Oberlhi college to spend the holi
days. Miss Sue Titterington is home
from Chicago for the Christmas va
cation. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Seaver, and sons.
Lebter and Douglas, arrived here this !
morning from Moorehead. Minn., to
spend the Christmas holidays with
.Mr. and Mrs. George Michael and
daughter of St. Paul arrived here this
morning to spend Chris'mas with Mrs.
Michael's parents. Dr. and Mrs. A. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Jenkins,
who have been spending the past 10
days visiting with relatives in the
city, left last night for their home
in Decatur, 111.
Hugh Ralston, who is a student at
the University of Illinois, is spending
the holiday vacation with his par-
TONIGHT AT McCABE'S
If you buy a fur coat tonight
take off 33 1-3 per cent. 33 1-3.
Any cloth coat in stock ex
cept black at half price. Just
Rock Island, Illinois.
II. E. Casteel. Pres.
SI. 8. Heagy. V. r.
11. E. Mmmon, Cash,
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mMMrw s2 or
"Wv ..ss, ,
CREATE OR CRUMBLE. Every man should create a found.,
tion for Hiirces lefire old age crumbles hi earning posters. A
Mnall saving account Marteil today, NOW, vlll start yon on the
road to independence. The farther you travel on this road the
les-s you will wish to turn aside. .."..-
Make OUR Bank YOUR' Bank. ;'
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