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THE KOCTKT TSUAJVD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. XOVErBE-H 8, ml.
TO BRING JOY TO
THE LITTLE TOTS
Argus Santa Claus Fund En
terprise Is Organized for
TWO YEARS OF SUCCESS
Miss IUmvr and Miss Giles to Con
Jutrt It Again With King's
The ArguB Santa Clans Fund move
ment, which enterprise has been at
tended by such gratifying results the
past two Christmas seasons in caring
for the poor children of the city and
giving to them a Merry Christmas,
promises to be more successful this
year than before.
The organization has already been
perfected, with Mists Dina Ramser and
Miss Margaret Giles again in rharse.
and these ladies are to be assisted this
year by the In His Name circle of the
King's Daughters, which society has
volunteered to aid apportioning the
supplies and attending to the deliv
ery. SrCCES IV FORMER VEAR.
With what has been accomplished
by The Argug Santa Claus campaign
for children, to whom the joys of
Christmastide otherwise would be un
known, the public is already familiar,
and the hearty cooperation witji which
the good people of the city have taken
hold of the proposition has been a
source of gratitude to all the little peo
ple into whose lives th blessings rf
the season of pood will and good cheer
have been brought.
AXOTHKR HAPPY YEAR.
The Argu.? therefore, deeply gra'eful
to all who have joined with it in thi
most pleasar.t undertaking in the past
two years, looks forth to another year
of well doing on the part of the noble
hearted people of Reck Island.
Pupils of High School Are Very
Enthusiastic About Their
PRACTICING EACH WEEK
I'niler Able Ixaderhip of I'riiicipnl
.. J. Burton W'iio Im ilb Ac
coiii lhed Musician.
Music is receiving a great deal of
attention in the high school at the pres
ent time. In addition to the vktrola
oncert arranged for this week, and
the actual class vvofU, the high school
orchestra, under the Icaih-i ship cf
Print ipai A. J. Durton bs prai'iicin?
faithfully, meeting nnce a week in the
high school auditorium. Mr. Burton,
himself. is an accomplished musician,
having devoted a gr-at deal 01' uni?
to the violin. ba.s -violin, clarinet ami
lute; in fact, lie has played every in
strument except the piccalo and
drums. The orchestra now includes
nine first violin.--, sven second violins,
3 clarinet. e-llo. h;iss. two flutes, two
cornets and drums. It the plan to
add kettle drnins iind horns, in the
I l hi t: HKV Plj; KV
This i js the second year that the or
chp?trn ha heen'nnder the able led
rtihip of Mr. Burton, and from present
Indications. the or"nni a ion will !
ne of the tinct :iinatet;r bodies in
'his section of the country. f pres.
nt. they are working on K;ust. the
rannhatKer march, the I'eor Cynt
-nite and ottie;- l.e.ivv numbers. Ht;d
ttn' piecress is heir;; made It is the
plan to s've ;i bit; concert around
the holidays, although the orchestni
will ';:ke part in the procrani t!t Wed
nesday before Thankssiv int. ;.t the
hih s hoc!
At Y. M. C. A.
IVor'a m'fs the !.' nicciing o.' the
Y .M . C. A. s-t.:'.- convent ;ou. Infff-luau-.ui
has heeii received !a!'.y that
n a rot ci.t mcetinu o she ,-tate cv u
live -CMmitti-o, the inv iraf'.'M of the
I''or:a Y. .M . C. A. was accepted. ;ind
the Thirty-r.int h arn.ia! convention set
10 be held at that city on Fe'.'-ruary
L'l' to A. arch
A- the 1 e: volition is to be so c n
vetuently l''katel. it i probable that
i :.ir.i' .S !i i'.itic-; fr:iu :h!- city a ill
atit'iiii. T '-. effort is to I ,. ma le t--
M'cur the attendance of a cro :; of
'.. !!.' t: cr.. who wi!; not :! a -ti
-,i I convention s -:-.i-:i but vmJ
..t- ' i: :! :;'.-r ; -n i t to in.-p- t
i -. ! r .: h- '.: c new bui'.i ;.: . :.
i' ; t iv z :ei.-r:ed comph tion by f.
t'o;-i.i ai.-o.-lautn. nr.,! vvh.c!; ; b .i t
Fcc-r.d Ave., Seventeenth St.
Wo ; .vc t'u cm ::.ea!s 2-- sen
Non Luncheon 23c
A l.i cat f . .-?rv. to S p.
u sri:"" a fi'i.t iai.tv.
Chicago. Nov. S. Fernando Jones,
91. Chicago's oldest settler, is dead.
He came to Chicago in 1820.
Jones was a former resident of Rock
Island, and assisted in laying out the
old tou of Rock Island.
somewhat along the lines of the build
ing that Rock Island is to have.
There will be a thorough try-out and
practice for the basketball squad on
Friday evening at 7:30. It is expected
that enough men for two full team3
will be on hand for the practice, and
by lining them up for real play, good
work will be secured.
The working boys' gymnasium cla?s
at the Y. M. C. A. last night did its
best to follow the example of the sen
iors on the n'trht before. Thirty boys,
out cf a totai -nrM'.ment cf HO, were
present for last nisht's se.ion. This
is the largest atteudar.ee iu recent
yers for this c'ass of employed boys,
and they are properly proud of bav
in? reached ?o hish a mark. Both sen
iors a:;-l worl.;ng boys will now go for
ard to set a still hisher mark tiian
they have a? yet achieved.
II4IMO 1. BOIER.
Harmon G. Busier, bZj Twentieth
Ftrcet. died at 3 o'clock this morning
at Mercy hospital, Davenport, of
heart trouble, after an illness of sev
eral months. He was taken sick lat
June and has been in the hospital
:"or the past eiaht weeks. Mr. Busier
.vas born in Tipton, Iowa, Aug. 25,
lvS3. and received his education in
the schools at that place, after which
he came to Davenport, where he grad
uated from Brown's Business college.
He entered the employ of the Daily
TiMes two years ago in the country cir
cula'ion department, resigning last Jan
uary to accept a position as salesman
with the Ideal Lighting company.
He was married to Miss Jessie Van
Arsdal" of this city, Oct. 12. 1S10. He
is survived by his widow, his father,
W. J. Busier of Tipton, four sisters,
Mrs. Adela Lattcarnp, Anamosa, Iowa,
Mrs. Bertha Laucamp. I-dsbon. Iowa,
Mrs. l.ela Johnson, Tipton and Miss
Kcse Busier, Tipton, and one brother,
Wintu !d. Tipton.
The funeral will be held Saturday
afternoon at 1:::" from the home. Rev.
i. T. McFarland of the Memorial
Christian church officiating. Burial
will take place at Chippiannock feme
ter i;mii. wiktim..
Tlie iiodj of Kmil Wieting, aged :iT.
was brought to this city from Peoria
jesterdav afternoon at C o''lock. The
remains were ta'-n to the Davenport
crematory i.y t'ndertaker Wheelan,
and the a-hes will be sent hack to Pe
oria today. It was the last wish of the
rfeeea.M d that his body be cremated.
OWENS JURY FAVORS j
The jury which has in its hands the1
fate of Carp's ()wns the civil war
veteran of Davenport eharged with tbe
mrrrier of .lar.u-s Katie. 5pent the
greau-r p.-rt of today deliberating
vh'thei to acquit the defendant or find
liiui gul'ty ojj a charge of man.-laueh-tr.
The verdict had not been reach
ed st Z o'clock. Soon after getting
th3 cai-e last night after the conclusion
of the areuiiints by the attorneys on
both sides, the jury took a ballot
ui.kh showed 1" for acquittal and two
TWIN-CITY TEACHERS j
WILL ELECT OFFICERS'
Thurcia afternoon at the M:-.nuf;ic-'
Hirers hotel in Moline. will occur the
arnica; election of officers for the ;
Twin-city Tea', hers' association, after j
which Dr. S. H. Clark, head of the rie- ;
partment cf public speaking at the;
I nivcrsity of Chicago, will deliver his
lecture "The interpretation of the ;
rrir.tt-(i i'ase." In the evening
Dr. Clark will give a dramatic read
iiii: of excerpts from Vict, r Hugo's
!x Miser-b'es t the hiuh school
1 ri!::.g in Hock Island.
Will Sjild a Drain.
cial meeting of the board of
11 V.cr.i'iv cver.itig a contract
at;-:'. r. a cauh bnsin in the
i'.oa' school yard just east of
v addition i:tf awarded to Ward
L.hon f r $.2?. The lot beinz
l it ! .-- it than the street is
: 'tr-r a !.:! rain much to the
'or. f ti e t .'wi's. The eltcb '
t ; ;
a von u
vi'l ccr.nfct with the Seventh j
feen's C jfc Veetf.
Trir-ty !.;cu's rleb o Tri:rty Ei'is
cc; al .-h'Ti h "11; hold it? annual t'eo
t ot: v,f oSicers th:s cv-nlr.g at Mat .'i
V. 11. A sut : precede the elec-
OF USE IN SCHOOL
Mrs. Frances E. Clarke of Vic
tor Talking Machine Com
pany Lectures Teachers.
GIVES A DEMONSTRATION
Tells Them How Instrument Can Fa
cilitate Instruction Along
Mrs. Frances E. Clarke, who Is In
charge of the educational department
of the Victor Talking Machine Co.. at
Camden, N. J., appeared before 200
tri-city teachers at the high school
building last night, giving a talk on the
use of the phonograph as a meang of
teaching music in the public schools,
which she illustrated by actual demon
strations on both a victrola and one of
the regular machines.
The speaker brought out the fact
that the pupils should hear good music
A piece is put on the machine and the
pupils at first only listen, studying the
tone, expression, etc. They then hum
the piece with the machine and final
ly sing it. Only the great artists fen
der the various selections, so that the
children have the right sort of a pat
tern by which to govern themselves.
She stated that the phonograph could
be used to great advantage in the kin
dergarten, and during singing, calis
thenics and marching exercises and at
WANTS THEM INSTALLED.
Professor E. L. Phiibrook. who was
instrumental in securing Mrs. Clarke
believes that a great improvement in
the music of the public schools can bi
secured through the adoption cf the
phencgraph. . His idea is to interest
various people in this citr. so that they
will donate Eufficient n.oney to install
the phonographs as a part of the
school equipment, and thn inaugur
ate a circulating library of records.
CONCERT TIMS WEEK.
The machines used last night were
loaned by H. Schmidt & Co., of Dav
enport, and Principal Burton of tha
high school has secured the promise
of that firm to give a concert before
his school some afternoon this week,
at which time various classics will be
BAR BANQUET ON
Annual GatheiiliK to Be Held iu Mo
line With Col. J. Hamilton
The annual banquet of the Ko k Is
land County Bar association will be
held at the Moline club tomorrow eve
ning and a large attendance of the
county bar as well as representatives
of the judiciary of the district and
state will be present.
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis of
Chicago will, be the orator of the oc
casion. TO OBVIATE CROWDING
Kast Moline Council After Better
The city council of East Moline is
determined to obviate conditions
which now exist in many places among
th1 alien inhabitants of the piace.
Some of the houses in which the for-
SA'j&W&W will he in our fur department tomorrow and Friday
tei?zm$mzfi to $275
eigners are quartered are crowded al
most beyong belief rendering them
anything but sanitary places to dwell
in. An ordinance was passed Monday
night declaring such places public
An ordinance providing for over 12,
000 feet of concrete sidewalk was al
LOCAL MASONS ARE
WELCOMED AT ALEDO
Party of 135 Make Journey to Mer
cer County Seat and Initiate
Hock iBland county Masons to the
number of 135 journeyed over to Aledo
in Mercer county last night and were
guests of the lodge there that visited
Rock Island last winter. The majority
of the visitors were from Rock Island
lodge, 58, A. F. & A. M.. and the offi
cers of that lode conducted the ritual
work. Following that there was a so
cial hour, and refreshments were serv
ed. The evening was very enjoyable
from every tandpoint. Rock Island
ers were pleased with the opportunity
tc visit their fellow lodgemen in Ale
do and the Aledo brothers were pleas
ed with the large delegation. The re
turn was made at 12 o'clock, the spe
cial train over the Rock Island South
ern arriving here at 1:45. A special
car conveyed the Masons to the resi
OLD GANG IS THERE
BUT NOTHING DOING
Numerous Hanarers on at Chop Suey
Join s net Their First Taste
of Chinese Delicacy.
Unable to forsake tv.e bright
lights of the deposed chop suey
joints, several of the old hangers on,
all of the male sex, however, visited
the places last ni?ht and failing to
secure booze to saMsfy their appe
tites, indulged in their first dishes
I of chop suey. The evening was very
i ntiiet. the police report and no wo
; men were in the plai-es at all. It is
: the purpose of the department to
keep the places in such order for
the ensuing years.
SILVIS WORKMEN WILL
MEET WITH OFFICIALS
Business agents of the various
unions of workingmen at the Silvia
shops of the Rock Island road left
for Chicago today to enter into fi
conference with the officials of the
road in an effort to avert the threat
ened strike. It is understood tiint
a flat wage adva.ue of nvo cents nn
hour' for all trades will be demand
ed. That would give the carmen a
minimum of cents an hour, the
boilermakers a minimum of 41 cents
an hour and the other trades miui
mums ranging between these fig
ures. , Notice.
Kock Ihland. 111.. Nov. T. 111.
! The copartnership existing between
.Clarence C. Wilmerton and T. H.
i Hacge, and doing business at 122 Eigh
' teenth street, IVock Island. 111., under
; tiij iirni name of the I 'nion Isabel Tail
- ciing company, has This day been dis
! fgIvwI by mutual agreement. Clarence
, c. Wilmerton filling over all in'erest
of T. II. Haege in said company, to
gether with all accounts due or cwin
I bv said firm.
CLARKNCE '. WILMERTON.
i T. H. HAECE.
T ri-city women will be much interested in the
showing of fur coats, muffs and sets
to be made tomorrow and Friday
r rolling wrr-sfTirinfr Chns. A. Wfirnev and Comnanv. export German furriers
UeaUllIUI peeiIJieiiS Ol
to our own superb stock
furs from whieh to make selections. You will see
for the opera, for the auto, for the wee tot and for
, A siecimens of
American Mink sets,
Larsie pillov muff at $27.53
Large shawis at S27.50
Small shawls at 15.00
Lar?e muffs of Jap mink from
Scarfs, $7.53 to $15
Beautiful specimensof ffenuine
large pi!loe rauffj $125
ENGAGE IN BATTLE
Cellmates at Police Station Get
Into Fi3tic Encounter Dur
ing the Night. j
SNORES CAUSE OF FIGHT
Little PaveniOTtw Made Too Much
Noise to tit Big Fellow Who
Was With Him.
Small in stature but capable of emit
ting a loud noise during his slumbers,
Alfred Stebner, a little Davenporter
came to grief last night in his cell at
the police station when big Bill De
vine, arrested for drunkenness was
shoved into the same apartment. Bill
did not like the strident tones of the
little man's slumber and so proceeded
to Quell them. He jumped on Stebner
and before the station man could res
cue the nortnsider, he had been badly
beaten. Bill paid for It today, and
will continue to do so for 19 days
more, for a fine of $100 for assault
was imposed in police court this morn
ing. He went to the county Jail for
STEBNER WAS ROBBED.
Had that been the only trouble that
Stebner had met with, he would
have been lucky. He told a sad tale
this morning in police court. Said he
had nearly 510 yesterday and someone
had robbed him. When arrested he
j showed signs of drink so it may be
i attributed to his own weakness that he
suffered aa he did. He was given a
street car ticket and aided on his jour
ney to his Davenport home.
TO CAMPAIGN FOR
Y. I.I. C. A. Hopes to Enroll 150
as Result of a Six-day
iWILL EEGIN SATURDAY
Captains Have Ien Named and
Meeting for Organization Will
Be Held Thursday.
A i-ampaigu to secure l."0 new
members in six days is to be enter
ed upon by V. M. C. A. members, be
ginning i:-'turday. Nov. 11, and clos
ing :;t H o'clock Friday evening, Nov.
17 Thm 'earns of five to six men
each will be placed in the field, un
der the direction of the following
captains: H. C. Fulmer, O. C. Blaks
lee, E. L. Hiadel. Will Gleason. H.
E Birres. Frank Wilcher, Ray Wil
son. W. K. Wells, .1. C. Lamp and
A big supper to be arranged as
soon as possible after the close of
the contest, will be given, to which
will be invited each man who has
brought in at least one new mem
ber, and all new members secured
during the campaign. The team with
the best record will be given the
p!ae of honor at this supper.
Points will be counted by the
number of new members brought in.
Each new membership, either Jun
ior or senior, and each renewal will
lilt UJJI?I t'llt VdllUUCB nwuc njf iu coam, nv.aii.-, ui.u jhuij.. - -
will give customers an exceptionally varied and complete assortment of
American Mink Lynx Martin Fox
Persian Lamb Jap Mink Raccoon Skunk
Wolf Squirrel Russian Pony Marmot
Near Seal Hudson Seal
We call particular attention to the shoving of American Mink furs. It is a larger
assortment than you -will be apt to find anywhere outside of the largest cities.
Lirge shtwls. $100
Ruwian Cat Lynx, large pilloir muffs,
$20 to $75
Large sh.awU,'$25 to $75
Sets of Blue Jap Fox, $10
Lar? muffa ani scarfs of Red Fox,
Lnz coats of Russian Ponr, blac'
and natural, lined With Skinner's
satin, $30 to $215
be credited as one point for the man
and the team securing It.
WILL ORGAMZt THIR5D.IV.
A letter has been sent out to all
members of the association, apprais
ing them of the contest and a meet
ing of all workers is to be held
Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at 7:30.
to arouse enthusiasm and to give
the men their final instructions on
the eve of the battle.
Beginning on Saturday daily bul
letins will be posted showing the
standing of the teams, and the total
number of members secured. The
securing of 150 new members will
make the membership of the asso
ciation the largest in its history and
ill be a powerful argument in favor
of the building campaign In the
Mabel Perkins a 13-year-old Moline
girl was restrained by Moline police
from carrying out a plan to eicpe with
a married man who ts employed as a
fireman by the Rock Island road. The
two were to leave Silvis in the cab of
an engine at 3 o'clock this morning.
A warrant is out for the fireman. Stor
ies told by the girl about the fire
man's relations with other girls prom
ise sensational developments should
the warrant which is out for the man
H. O. Rolfs left this afternoon for
Beardstown on a hunting trip.
Mrs. Sylvester Jones of Chicago is
visiting with her mother. Mrs. Eliza
beth LeMar of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DeKeyser
leave tomorrow for New York city,
where they will take passage on the
steamer Kronland for Antwerp to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Charles MoHugh of
Lafayette, Ind.. have been spending a
few days at the home of Mr. Mcllugh's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McHugh.
1025 Twenty-Feccnd street. Mr. and
Mrs. McHugh left last night for a trip
through the southwest before return
ing to their home in Lafayette.
HART CONFERS WITH ROSE
Rock Island Commissioner Makes
Visit to Sprinjrileld.
Commissioner Archie Hart is in
Springfield today to confer with Sec
retary of State Rose in regard to the
weights and measure standards sup
plied by the state to municipal gov
ernments. The result of the confer
ence will probably be that the Rock
Island authorities will put into ef
fect an ordinance regulating the
standard of measurement here and
inaugurate the office of city sealer.
At High School
The si idenl editors of the Watch
Tower met last ni.aht. They decided
to have the design lravn by Flor
ence Long for the freshman page.
There are still a few headings to be
The football team ran through ths
new plays which Coach Corneal taught
them Monday evenii g and they work
ed very well. While it is not cer
tain just what the line-up will be for
the Clinton game. Coach Corneal wll!
save his men as much as possible f o
the Moline game the followiif week.
with a large eolJeetion or
the more common furs as well
the woman of fashion. You
Long coats of near Seal, $75 to $123
52-inch c:at3 of Hudson Sei!, lined
with fancy satin, $15) to 25)
Cony scarfs for $1 to $5
Cony muffs, $2 to 10
Short fur coats of Near Seal, Astra
khan, Pony & Marmot, $10 to $75
Childrsn'3 Sets of a'l wanted varie
ties, $1 up to $25
Only a Matter of
When the majority of
good dressers will be
coming to us. The
new tailoring system
which w employ is so
far superior to the old
method that yon will
readily see the advan
tags npon ordering a
suit or overcoat. Bet
ter select your pat
tern now for Thanks
giving. Pay Ms 25
Illinois Theatre Building
will advance in price Nov.
1. Place your orders
with us now and save the
advance. We meet all
combination offers made
in club lists and in many
cases can do better by
you than sending orders
direct. If you have not
one of our magazine cat
alogues ask for one.
Place your Xraas orders
with us now.
1739 Third Avenue.
Boy Believed Located.
Davenport relatives of Henry Lun
schen, the lad who was recently kid
naped in Davenport from the care of
his grandmother, believe that the boy
is at Aurora, S. D., with Hn uncle. The
relatives here are divided as to wheth
er or not to start legal proceedings to
get him back.
I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by anyone except
myself, after this date.
D. (J. HARTMAN.
Brings His Money in Pall.
Kewanee, HI., Nov. S. William E
Brand, a milkman, walked into the
Kewanee National bank and aston
ished the teller by presenting two
large pails of Lincoln cents for de
posit. There were 5,42 of them.
They were accumulated in two years
by Mr. Brand, who resolved to save
every Lincoln cent that came to him
in change to buy a piano for hU
in New York,
as rare furs; furs
will see choice
FUR DEPARTMENT, THIRD FLOOR