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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. DECEMBER 25, 1911.
ARGUS FUND IS
SANTA FOR MANY
at the New Harper the cafe decora
tions are particularly attractive. Spe"
DEPUTIES TIGHT f
clal Christmas bills of fare and appro
priate music by Jabe's orchestra
marked the day.
GANG OF ROWDIES
Poor Children of the City Are
Given Christmas Cheer to
USE OF AUTOS DONATED
Tottrn Company and II. W. Ilorst
Lend Their Machine for Aid
in THfttribating Presents.
The Argus Santa Claus Fund cared
for 425 children this year and as far
as Is known today there Is not a child
in the whole city who failed to receive
remembrances of the day. Good fel
lows who wanted the pleasure of play
ing Santa Claus themselves voluntari
ly took care of 41 children and the re
maining SS4 were provided with
Christmas cheer with the money
turned in to the fund by the good peo
ple of the city who were too busy to
do the work themselves.
The contributions reached a total of
$251, very nearly $75 more tban was
raised last year and about $100 more
than was raised the first year of the
fund's existence. Every cent of it
was donated voluntarily and the large
number of a mall donations showed
that the public generally was inter
ested in the plan of The Argus to
make "Merry Christmas'' mean some
thing to the poor children of the city.
DELIVER AIX DAT.
The Misses Dina Ramser and Mar
garet Giles, who were in charge of the
fund, did all the buying and sorting
of the Christmas cheer for the needy.
Every 'child received personal atten
tion and the presents were not given
out hit or miss, but were of such na
ture as to be appreciated by and use
ful to the recipient. Three days were
spent In buying and packing the pres
ents, and In this connection the com
mittee wishes to thank those who so
kindly and materially aided.
Saturday morning the delivering of
the presents commenced. Two big
touring cars, one furnished by the
Totten Auto company and the other
by Henry W. Horst, were plaoed at
the disposal of the committee and
aided by the police buggy they car
ried out and delivered all the pack
ages. OMIG WAS AWAITED.
Many of the families which were
vlHlted were expecting and waiting for
the coming of The Argus Santa Claus,
end when the autog appeared they
were met with every deraonFtratlon of
joy. Mothers wept In trying to ex
press their thanks and the eyes of
little tots grew big as saucers as the
full meaning of the auto and its bur
den of happiness became apparent.
Had the donors of the fund been along
in the automobiles they would have
been repaid a hundred times for every
dollar they contributed.
Christmas at the Club.
At the Rock Island club and at the
other clubs the members partook of
the Christmas spirit In an Informal
way. Many dined at the hotels, and
The fart thnf tills institution Has been successful and
that vte are uHout to close a gratifying year is partly due
It Is your patronage and jood wUL and perhaps the
kind words upofcen ef us to your friends which is respon
sible tor enr success.
We, on or side. have tried to serve you In the best
possible manner and trust our efforts have not been in
We hope to merit your confidence as in the past, and
extend to yon our best-wJhcs for a Merry Christmas.
ir sss x
TVe beg to announce that en and niter Dec 26, 1911
Miss TLmma Slender
will be employed at this store as cloak and suit sales
lady. Miss Slender, who decided recently to accept this
position, has been employed for the port 13 jean at
the Bee Hive of this city.
Xltg Steader cordially invites all of her friends and
customers to call and see her en or after Pec 26, 1911,
She also wishes to assure them that in her new po
sition fche will be able to offer them the very best mer
chandise at very moderate prices.
Bemember, from Dec 26th en Miss Stendcr will be with
207-09 West Second
Buy a home of Reldy Bros.
Trt-City Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer St Trefx.
Brown's Business college opens new
term Jan. 2.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue-
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit-
ten & Roberts, Peoples National
bank building. ,
Write, phone or call for full partic
ulars about the Jan. 2 opening at
Brown's Business college.
Brown's Business college will move
to their new building on Second ave
nue opposite the court house early in
January. New term opens Jan. 2..
MAGISTRATE SMITH AS
CHAMPION RAT KILLER
For champion rat killer of Rock Is
land Magistrate C. J. Smith Is out for
first honors, he having aspired to the
honor as the result of his success in
kicking the daylights out of a nice,
fat rodent Saturday. A score or
more gathered outside of the police
station this morning to see a fox ter-:
rier chase a rat to its death. When
the master of the canine was asked
If the dog was a good ratter he Eald
that there was none better In the
country. When the rat was released
from the wire trap the dog disproved
his master's assertion by refusing to
even look at the rat.
It began to look as though the rat
wag going to find a hole to continue
its devastating life when Bailiff C.
Meenan and .the magistrate hopped
into the limelight. The bailiff round
ed the ratup for his superior officer
and chased it into his pathway. Tak
ing careful aim, the magistrate swung
his right boot in the direction of the
rat and lifted it high into the air and
into kingdom come at the same time.
He Is a claimant for honors in the
rat killing race as the result of his
well directed kick. The dog with the
reputation waj still gaping when tha
whole show was over. It had not
brains enough, to even yap at the rat.
Next time when a rat Is corralled In
the confines of the police station dogs
are to be kept from the place where
it is Get frse and the champion ?iicher
is to, have an opportunity to try his
boot again, either to prove his ability
or his luck.
EAGLES HOLD OBITUARY
SERVICES FOR PET
Last rites and ceremonies were per
formed over the remains of Hiram, the
kite mascot of the local aerie of Eagles,
Saturday night at the club rooms.
Deep sorrow was expressed by those
piesent at the untimely end of the
eagle, and hope expressed that he had
finally reached a haven of rest, and
cculd once more meet his many friends
vho have departed this world via the
double barrel shotgun, 21-buckshot-to-
the-shell route. "Hiram" will be mount
ed and given a place of honor In the
St, Datenport, la.
Seven Moliners Attack Two of
' Sheriffs Aides and Get
Worst of It.
PAIR OF THEM IN JAIL H
Others Escape by Fleeing in Differ
ent Directions Gabel Gets -Discolored
Using his head as a battering ram,
one of a party of seven Moliners but
ted into Deputy Sheriff Walter Kittil
sen late Saturday, as that deputy with
Deputy William Gabel was walking
along the street with a young woman
who was going their way. The fellow
was told to take care of himself or
his actions would land him In Jaik He
resented the advice and proceeded to
fight, with the result that he was es
otrted to JaiL The others escaped,
and yesterday one of them was arrest
ed by Deputy Gabel. In police court
this morning they were fined $10 and
coEts for assault and battery. Neither
had any money, so the fine will be
served in jail. One of them is Ivor
Swanson and the other 1b Axel Sjo
lander. They did not know their oth
er companions. .
OABEI- HAS BLACK EVE.
Deputy Gabel has a discolored optic
as the result of the free-for-all that
was Incited by the ramming of Kit
tilsen, while one of the prisoners has
one that has a few rainbow tints about
it. Despite the fact that there were
seven against two, the deputies routed
the gang and would have nailed them
all but for the fact that they ran in
NEGRESS HELD ON
After an hour of deliberation, the
jury impaneled to inquire Into tha
manner of the death of Carl Flood of
Mollne returned a verdict that-death
had resulted from stab wounds in
flicted by a sharp instrument and rec
ommended that Fanny Lane, the neg-
ress arrested at Galesburg as the
man's assailant, be held to the grand
Jury without bonds. She was taken
to the county jail Saturday afternoon.
was hysterical while enroute, had to
be subdued by force, and fainted when
placed in a cell in the jail. The prin
cipal -witness In the case, C. J. Whit
aker, stated that he had seen the
negress hit the dead man with some
thing that looked like a stick to him.
It took several hours for the Jury to
secure the testimony of all the wit
Maggie Evans, well known in Mollne
police circles, was arrested Saturday
night in Mollne, 15 minutes after she
had walked out of the Boston store.
wearing a set of furs which it is alleg
ed belong to the store. As she left
the door of the store, one of the clerks
noticed the furs, suspected her of their
theft, and notified the management.
While Maggie was returning home she
vsas arrested. She is charged with lar
ceny and her hearing continued till to
Frank Phillip, collector for the New
York store, Mollne, turned in $300 Sat
urday night, walked as far as the
Deere & Co. barn, when he was held
up at the point of a revolver. He had
just six bite in his jeans, and the rob
ber got that. After he had released
him, he thought he had overlooked
something, so held him up again. He
was too late altogether, for the money
reposed in the New York store strong
Following is the list of letters re
maining at the Rock Island postof
flce for the week ending Dec. 25:
Hulda Anderson, Louise Anderson,
W. A- Ayers, T. J. Adams, Mrs. Nel
lie Biggs, Mrs. Bondewyn, F. A Bar
ber, C. C. Brasmer, D. A. Beede,
John Brown, Mrs. Harry Custer, R.
L. Chau, Maxrion Cullium, R. H.
Calg, Roy Clark, H. G. Crandell,
Miss Fern Donald, H. Deranter, Ed
ward Evans, Miss Dot Fern, Mrs.
Mary Frankenhauser, Miss Elsie
Grablem, F-. L. Gibbs, Miss Nellie
Hodges, Miss Mable Horton, Am
brose Horton, Elvin Harris, Bessie
Jackson, M. E. Jones, Miss Mary
Kelley, Ted Karar, H. H. Kohn, Miss
Grace Larson, Frank McGraw, Mrs
E. C. Nichols, T. T. Nunn, T. G.
Noble, A. L. Ogden, Mrs. Daisy
Oakfleld, Bradford Post, Mrs. Lena
Rucker, J. F. Rankin, George Rey
nolds, A. H.- Ranson, Morgan Smith,
Wilber Smith, Harry Sandberg, Z.
Schmer, Mrs. Julia Tippet, J. Schra
der Todd, Ernest Tomqulst, Mrs. '
H. Wrltand, Robert Wrenn, Charley
Wylor. Foreign: Hoslseir Hairon
lah Gala. R. J. Port, Hermich'Roth,
Risenmeir, Ludwlg Schilling Dame
hugh a. j. Mcdonald,
At Y. M. C. A.
The rooms of the Young Men's
Christian association closed today at
noon, to enable the force to celebrate
Christmas at their various homes.
IN THE CHURCHES.
United Presbyterian. Mid-week
grayer services will be held Wednes-
Prices on coats and suits
jrrr vewa r ,-3 0' cm
Women's & misses' coats
Velvets, plushes, caraculs, series, kerseys and
novelty mixtures, including the season's best colors
$12.50 ones, 10.95
$15.00 ones, 12.95
$20.00 ones, 16.95
$25.00 ones, 19.95
I XA off on children's coats
2tol4yeirsizes; material are plushes, velvets, broad
cloths, kerseys and many are infancy mixtures.
$3 ones, $2.25
$5 ones, $3.75
$10 ones now
Cay evening at the church.
The Kate Hill Missionary society
will give a missionary tea Friday ev
ening at the home of Miss Bessie Bry
an, 1525 Tenth avenue.
Break Into Gooifiow Residence
While Family Is Away Doing
While members of the family of
William Goodnow, 2003 Sixth ave
nue, Moline, were completing their
Christmas shopping Saturday night
tnieves gained entrance through a
window, ransacked the rooms, gath
ered together several hundred dol
lara worth of Jewelry and walked
from the bouse. At 11 o'clock the
burglary was discovered and the po
lice notified but there Is no cle
Among the stolen articles were four
gold rings, two pairs of gold cuff
links, locket and chain, silver link
bracelet, cameos, bar pins, coral
earing and necklaces, watch fobs and
chains and a few other smaller ar
ticles. TIRES OF ANTI-KISS BAR;
BOY APPEALS TO COURT
Kansas City, Dec. 25 Oliver
Smiih, the ' 14-year-old Turner boy
whose propensity for kissing every
girl he met resulted in his appear
ance in the juvenile court, hasn't
tlssed or been kissed for a month
now. At his last report to the court
Oliver asked that the anti-kiss in
STORE CLOSED ALL DA Y TOD A
In extending our wishes for a Merry Christmas we desire to thank our
patrons for favoring U3 with the generous share of their business which
made the first holiday season in our newly enlarged store the most suc
cessful in our history. A season notable for the volume of business
done and the number of persons waited on. The ease and dispatch with
which this vast business moved demonstrated the strength and thorough
ness of the Harned and Von Maur organization.
Harned and Von Maur
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$30.00 ones, 24.95
$35.00 ones, 27.50
$40.00 ones, 32.50
$45.00 ones, 37.50
$50.00 ones, 42.50
Party and evening gowns and coats
Silk and wool street and house dresses
Ail fur scarfs, muffs and coats
junction placed on him be modified.
"I haven't had a kiss since you or
dered me never to kiss except in
self defense," he said, in a Bome
what sorrowful tone. "That would
be all right," he told the judge, "but
the girls I used to kiss and who
seemed to like it so well, are
awfully bashful now; Not one of
them has tried to kl6s me." But
Judge Sims refused to modify the
GERMAN DISCOVERS NEW
WAY TO MAKE DIAMONDS
Berlin, Dec. 25. A new and ap
parently fairly simple process for the
manufacture of diamonds has just
been discovered by Dr. Werner von
Bolton in the chemical laboratory of
Siemens & Halske. Some time ago
Dr. von Bolton, while conducting ex
periments, noticed that ordinary coal
gas could be disintegrated by
quicksilver vapors, the carbon being
resolved in the form of both black
noncrystalized coal and of crystal
lized coal or diamonds- These dia
monds are infinitely small, and Dr.
von Bolton's present task is to en
deavor to obtain larger crystals by
the same means. The experiments
are proceeding with some prospect of
8. H. Bell Dies.
Denver, Col., Dec. 25. S. H. Bell,
54, a wealthy flour manufacturer
and member of the firm of Samuel
Bell & Sons Flour company of Phil
adelphia, is dead. He was a broth
er of James S. Bell, head of the
Washburn-Crosby Flour company,
Materials are broadcloths,
and fancy mixtures. A
All $15.00 suits
All $20.00 suits
All $25.00 suits
All $30.00 suits
Ail $35.00 suits
A lot $25 dresses now $10
Ii this lot are some which we had left from the
spring season all are good, practical styles.
Voiles, serges, challis and taffetas.
Choice patterns and good colors.
A few that were $35 included.
AGREES WITH ARGUS
Says His Observations Show That
Christmas (Shoppers, on the
Whole, Arc Honest.
"hat purse and package test that
The Argus made a few days ago wa3
no farce," said a Rock Islander who
acted as detective in one of the large
stores during the holiday rush days.
"During those days when the stores
were most crowded i only had two
suspicious cases brought to my atten
tion, and both of those turned out to
be only suspicious. The holiday shop
per taken all the way through was
proven honest In all of our observa
tions. There was scarcely any trou
ble in any way and the observations
that were made in The Argus were
parallel with circumstances in the
stores all the way through."
RICHES0N WEDS SELF
AND GIRL IS CHARGE
Boston, "Mass., Dec. 25. That Rev.
Clarence V. T. Richeson, who is re
covering from wounds inflicted by
himself with a Jagged p!ece of tin,
was married to Miss Avis Llnnell in a
weird ceremony, in which 'h? also
served as the o nictating clergyman,
is said today to be the , claim upon
which the prosecution will base its
case- when the accused minister
comes np for trial for the murder of
the pretty Hyannis choir ingec. The
serjes, vslvsts, corduroys
vari;:y of jood styles.
Third Floor n
information comes from an authorltj
close to the district attorney's office
Wimesses, it is said, will be produo
ed at the trial who will be able tc
prove that Richeson suggested th
secret ceremony and Miss Linnell
readily agreed to it, having implicit
confidence in her fiance and believing
the plan to be exceedingly roman
tic. Richeson is said to have per
formed the ceremony at Hyannis last
summer during his vacation. Riche
son and Miss Linnell were continually
in each other's company and there,
v.'ere several occurrences that Indicat
ed to the girls of the town that the
couple had been married. Miss Lin
nell appeared one day wearing a
wedding ring which she told her
friends Richeson had given ber as a
birthday present. Richeson's condi
tion is improving hourly and, with
little likelihood of blood poisoning
setting In, he will have completely re
covered in ten days. He has main
tained a stolid silence since the op
eration, refusing to make any state
ment. AMERICAN CARDINALS AT
ROME CHRISTMAS DINNER
Rome, Dec. 25. Great success aU
tended the Christmas dinner today at
the American college. Cardinals Far
ley and O'Connell were guests of
honor and were given enthusiastic re
ception. American flags predominated
in the decorations. Early in the day
Cardinal Farley celebrated pontifical
macs in his titular church of Sesaacta
Maria Sopra Minerva. All professors
and students of the American college
and many American residents and vis
itors were present. "