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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESFMr. FEBRUARY 18, 1912.
IDLE MEN FORM
"Down and Outs," Fed Daily at
Chicago Church, Organized
by the Pastor.
WILL HELP ONE ANOTHER
charge of obtaining lodging under
false pretenses, preferred by Frank
Bertelsen of the Harms hotel, waa
Members to Write Monthly Letters
Telling of Jobs Open and
Save Their Money,
Chicago, Feb. 13. Men In torn and
tattered garments, some of them coat
less and many with rubbers tied on
their feet with rssjs, m place of shoes,
gathered Sunday in Immanuel Baptist
church, the home of a fashionable con
gregation, and formed the Association
of Good Friends.
The organization Is the direct out
growth of work among the friendless,
the real "down and outs," by Rv.
Johnston Myers, the pastor. During
the bitterly cold weather that has vis
ited Chicago, hundreds of men have
been fed each morning at the church.
As the men returned each day and
Mr. Myers bcame acquainted with
them he came to bt-lieve that they
were idle, not because they were dis
inclined to work, but because it was
Impossible for them to obtain Jobs.
AjrOCrEMET BRIAGS JOY.
Yells of Joy greeted the announce
ment made by Mr. Myers that he would
form an organization for their mutual
benefit. One hundred and sixty-one
men met In the church and became
members of the society. Rough and
ragged, they listened attentively while
the plans and purposes of the associa
tion were outlined to them.
Each member bound himself to
write once a month to Mr. Myers,
who promised to reply to each letter.
If any member of the association is
in a locality where Jobs are plentiful
and men are few, be Is to communi
cate with Mr. Myers, who will pass
the word to other members and thus
obtain Jobs for them.
Savings accounts will be opened at
responsible banks for the men, and
when they come In from the harvest
fields or vineyards in summer they
will be expected to deposit a part of
their money so they may have some
thing on which to support themselves
In the winter.
JIKJI TO Ain K4C1I OTHER.
The food and drink supplied the
men on cold winter mornings has
been paid for by private donations.
In telling the men of the plans of
their organization. Mr. Myers ex
plained that he expected them to help
each othr as much as possible.
"I am going on the theory that there
is a Job for every man," said he, "and
If any of you men are where there
are more Jobs than men I want you
in your monthly letter to me to ad
vise me of that fact. I can then send
others along, and in that way you will
have helped each othfr. Most of you
men earn good money in the summer
and fall. In winter yon come to the
large cities and perhaps fall victims
to a desire for drink or other tempta
tions, and before you know it your
money is gone. I want each of you
to bank a part of our summer earn
ings and have something to live on
when the cold conies.
EMIM.OYMKXT ILLS UCMF.DIGD.
"Statistics show there are 25,000
men out of work right now In this city.
There Is something wrong with a civil
government when such conditions ob
tain. I don't know what it is or what
the remedy is, but I . believe our or
ganization will help solve the employ
ment problem, and will help each of
us to help the other."
Bay a borne of Reldy Bros.
Trtdty Towel Supply company.
For express, call Spencer Trefs.
Six per cent farm mortgages. Lit
ten & Roberts, Peoples National
Dance "Wednesday evening, Feb. 14,
at Industrial hall. Rock Island. Gents
50 cents, ladies free.
Dance "Wednesday evening, Feb. 14,
at Industrial hall. Rock Island. Gents
DO cents, ladies free.
EIGHTH M00CHER IS
ADDED TO JAIL GANG
John Milier, the eighth moocher to
suffer arrest in two days, went down
to the county Jail for 20 days to Join
the party of seven that was led thither
yesterday. The sheriff's deputies are
counting on organizing the Moochers'
octet to lead the singing services dur
ing the remaining days of their term.
Deputy John Miller 1b to be leader.
Andrew Anderson was fined $2 and
costs this morning for disorderly con
duct. He paid.
ROCK ISLAND GIRL RUNS
AWAY AND WEDS SAILOR
"Washington, Feb. 13. Escaping the
vigilance of her father, S. A, Bartlett
of Rock Island, ill., who removed her
from here to that city with a view of
separating her from her fiance, Mary
J. Bartlett, 23 years old, arrived here
yesterday and Immediately was mar
ried to .Alfred E. Pickard, a private
In the marine corps. A brother and
aunt assisted the bride in escaping
from her father, and provided her
with funds with which to come here.
MAN A SUICIDE?
John Brockman, teller of the Ger
man Savings bank of Davenport yes
terday received a telegram from Saa
Francisco, Cal., stating that the body
of his brother, Albert, a former res
ident of Davenport, had been re
covered from the bay there by a
longshoreman. The body had ap
parently been in the water for sev
eral days and the theory is that he
suicided. Albert Brockman was for
merly a member of the firm of the
Havens & Brockman Coffee company
in Davenport, which dissolved sev
eral years ago. Mr. Brockman left
Davenport some ten years ago to
take up his residence In- Seattle,
Wash., thinking that the western cli
mate would restore him to good
health again. It is not known
whether or not the body will be
brought to Davenport, until further
word is received from the wife of the
BETHANY HOME MATRON'S
REPORT FOR JANUARY
At a meeting of the Bethany home
board of directors, the matron. Miss
Parsons, reported that during January
42 children were In the home. There
are now 29 boys and 16 girls, with a
total of 45 in the home, and of these
13 are under 5 years of age, the aver
age being 8 years. There are no cases
of sickness, and the visiting agent made
11 visits in the interest of the work.
SOCIETY ENDEAVORS TO
PROCURE STATE OFFICER
At the regular meeting of the
Rock Island County Humane society
held last evening at the Association
house Wirt Taylor, humane officer,
reported as follows: Animal cases,
complaints received and Investigat
ed, 11; horses and mules examined
In harness, 64; drivers reprimanded
IS; horses destroyed, 1. Adult
cases, complaints received and inves
The president was authorized to
appoint a committee to confer with
the state representatives concerning
the amendment of the state law so
that Rock Island county may have,
a state ofilcer appointed.
The case of a child formerly In
the hands of the Rock Island county
society was discussed. She is now
n Chicago and still needs protec
tion and the' society decided to coop
erate with the Chicago society in car
ing for her. After all bills had been
paid It was found that there was a
deficit of 40 cents. In spite of the
fact that the funds are limited and
the society tries to do efficient work
as reasonably as possible, It is al
most Impossible to meet the expenses.
RECORD SHIPMENT OF
COAL AT SILVIS YARDS
Yesterday saw the setting of a
record at the Silvis yards of the
Rock Island road. Forty thousand
tons of coal were moved out, mostly
oter the Iowa division towards the
southwest. Forty-eight thousand tons
are still in tne yards awaiting ship
ping and ten trains of 2,000 tons
each were due to leave Peoria for
Silvis today. No signs of a coal fa
mine at Silvis.
Pearson Is Released.
G. S. Pearsons, arrested yesterday
morning by Detective Sehnert and
Officer Kinsley, was dismissed from
police custody this afternoon. The
Wait for Furniture.
Preparation for the removal of the
business of the State bank from the
west section of the State bank build
ing to the cast section, which has Just
undergone extensive improvement, has
been Jield back for a few more days,
awaiting the arrival of some furniture
which is now on the way to complete
the bank's equipment. As soon as it
arrives and is placed removal will take
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
Charles A. Clark of Sherrard to
day announced that he will be a can
didate for t,he state legislature sub
ject to the Republican primaries. His
petition for having his came placed
on the ballot was filed last Friday
and it is believed he slipped one
over and will have his name ahead
of those of Campbell and Abbey
v,-ho were not expecting opposition.
COLORED BOY HELD
ON ASSAULT CHARGE
Willie Xixon, the colored boy who
Sunday shot Homer Crippen of Mo
l'ne in the foot and inflicted injuries
which will render the victim a crip
pie for life, was today arrested and
held under bonds of $500 pending a
hearing on the charge of assault
with a deadly weapon.
Shingles Catch Fire.
Sparks from the chimney caused
the shingles to catch fire on the roof
of the E. 11. Phillips residence, 1025
Twenty-first street, this morning at
9:45. The fire department extin
guished the blaze before any dam
age had been done.
Ixjndon W. Morgan Shustcr, ex
treasurer general of Persia, was a pas
senger on the steamship George Wash
ington, which sailed from Southamp-
j ton Sunday for New 'York.
Moline High School Girls for Economy.
At a meeting of the senior class
girls of Moline high school last night
steps were taken to prevent useless
extravagance in the matter of pre
perlng graduation dresses. They de
cided that two dresses instead of the
i'6ual three would suffice and that no
hats should be worn at the bacca
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MRS. SINCLAIR MUST EAT;
SO SHE DESERTS KEMP
New York, Feb. 13. Another bubble
of "true love'' has burst and Cupid has
once more taken the count. Harry
Kemp and Mrs. Meta Sinclair have
come to the parting of the ways. Just
where the poet is nobody seems to
know, a report said he had returned
to his beloved Kansas, but another
rumor was extant that he still is in
New York, waiting- and yearning.
Mrs. Sinclair has returned to the
home of her father, William M. Fuller,
clerk of the court of special sessions,
on West Eighty-seventh street.
- piun oinciair naa gone to uer-1
many, taking his 10 year old son, i
David. The purpose of the trip is to
put the boy in school In one of the
larger German cities where institu-!
tions of learning for English speaking
lads are available.
The novelist sailed Saturday on a
slow boat under hts own name.
Mrs. Sinclair and her soul mate have
been parted some days. The first time
they figured in the public prints they
were living in a little bungalow one
mile from West Point Pleasant, N. J.,
on the bank of the Manasaquan river.
There they were fishing, hunting
and living "just as they saw fit."
There it was that they told the
world to go on and mind its own busi
ness; that they intended to live their
lives without bothering about conven
tionalities. There it was they did as they pleas
ed for awhile, and then their funds
ran out and "true love" began to ooze
away. Comes next a well defined
"Yes," 6aid a friend of Mrs. Sinclair,
"it's all off between Harry and Meta."
"What was the matter?"
"Well, from what I hear it was a
case of eat with papa and mamma or
starve with Harry as far as Meta was
concerned. Harry did not have a cent
and had no way to support Meta."
It Is known that Mrs. Sinclair was
told by her parents she could retarn
home, but they absolutely would not
have the poet around. They put it up
to her in such a way that It was home
or Harry. She chose home and Harry
went on his way, while friend soul
mate went home for a square meal.
Styles crystalizing with supremacy over anything
ever shown in the tri-cities in woman's wear.
These styles are presented to you direct from the
leading designers of Paris and America. But
the unbelievable beauty of the garments can only
be appreciated when seen. There are many new
materials and many new colorings, but nothing
dislodges the becoming and serviceable blue
serge from favor.
Sorinn Trimminns &euJf
coats. Bright colors are used to trim .white t
garments. Odd buttons are a f ea- 64tW&w
ture of the tailored garments.
Spring Style Garments
The fashionable silhouette is still
slender, but the skirts are wide
enough to walk in easily. There
are many diagonal and cut-away
shapes in suits and coats, and a
steadily increasing number of&
draperies in dresses.
as made m
as worn by
fashionable women, vary greatly in length.
Young ladies and slender women prefer the
shorter lengths, and the older, more ma
tronly women, wear longer ones. Many of
the coats have large arm holes, long revers
and close at one side.
of New Spring
Young & McCombs are first tn
the field with new spring styles.
Nobby street hats that are exact
reproductions of the styles of
Paris the gay mother city of fash
ion. The small shaped spring
models are of very rough, weave,
giving a decidedly strong mascu
line appearance. This new feature
is set off by Btraw quills, flowers,
ribbon, etc, giving it the smart
chic appearance that makes Young
& McCombs' spring styles stand
oat with character.
r jm r m..m?Tfatrr-iiM i inin na from
Uniformity oi Style
There is less and less uniformity
of style than ever before. Tail
ored styles, now universally
worn for all "footing" occasions,
vary from the very plain suit of
'untrimmed serge to fancy taffeta
suits for afternoon wear. The
cleverness of the artistic designs
that have been created for spring
wear will delight you.
Authorities on Style
Without a doubt the spring garments
shown at Young & McComb's are the most
beautiful ever exhibited. Yoa know that
Young & McComb's reputation and Young
A McComb's guarantee it back of every gar
ment But perhaps yon do not realise that
Young & McComb's Insist that each new
season's garment shall be steadily ahead
in quality and tailoring of any garment ever
Young ft Mc
a cordial invi
tation to attend the special advanced show
ing of the newest spring styles. When yoa
come in to look at these new garments bring
a friend with yon, she will appreciate them.
The entire store has taken the spirit of
spring. New merchandise in every depart
ment. Get an early selection.
Spring Dress Goods
We mention just a few of our many new
arrivals in Spring Dress Goods and Serges.
Beautiful coloring; beautiful weaves. The most
popular shades are shown in the most elaborate
44-inch all-wool Bedford Cords and Serges,
a spring novelty weave in greys, tans, browns
and blues, for street wear, children's &4 Of
dresses, tailored waists, etc. Special . .tyXmUU
56-inch novelty Whip Cord Suitings, stripe
Serge, extra heavy weave, m all the
popular spring shades. Per yard
CO OPERATIVE STORE CO.
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
Where Highest Quality Is The Chief Attraction
Atlantic City Two children of
John Lewis died mysteriously after
eating oatmeal and milk. All in the
family of seven were made ill. Po
lice are investigating.
Philadelphia Receivers were ap
pointed in the United States court
for James B. Bailey, president of
the Lucknow Iron and Steel com
pany. Creditors' claims aggregate
Albany General R. S. S. Baden
Powell arrived here and was a guest
Superfluous hair can be perman
ently removed only if you uie a
preparation that can come io direct
contact with the hair root. This
must be a liquid, because tlie porn
of the skin cannot abstirb a solid
compound such as powders, pastes,
etr. Ei-Rado is a liquid that dis
solves hair as quickly as warm
water dissolves sugar, enters the
pores of the skin and at once re
tards the growth of the hair until
its ose is no Longer required. For
these rfiwti and because its use
is of decided benefit to the skin,
.l-Rado is the ooly preparation
for destroying Superfluous Hair
endorsed bv trie Medical Profes
sion. Stop experimenting get
bottle of El-Kadoand let it prove
to your own satisfaction every
claim we rake for at.
Write to i'fcc Pilgrim Mfg. Co,
tli-nj East a-th Street, New
York. for. valuable tniormauoo
regarding this wonderful new
om tine dSscurenr.
Tbe leadmr retWarjU
dealers :n every tn aa as eur agents
and Mil r-L-Kae.
For rule In Rock Island at Young 4c
McCunxbs company only.
of Adjutant General Verbeck. After
luncheon he witnessed a demonstra
tion of American scout work by 300
boys. Later he was entertained by
Baltimore With head missing
the body of Ephraim Brown, an aged
cliairmaker, was found in the ruins
of his two-story house at Atholton.
Whether he was murdered for
I money and the place set on fire is a
mystery the authorities are investi
Tacoma While John Early, lep
er, was rejoicing in belief that he
had found a home by fencing him
self in on an acre of ground, neigh
bors planned to compel him to move
Au indignation meeting declared the
government should take charge of
Berlin Dr. Solf, the new secre
tary of state for the colonies, has
issued an order forbidding for the
future all marriages between whites
and natives in tne two Samoan is
lands belonging to Germany.
St. Petersburg The duma ?ton-
day rejected by 104 rotes against 74!
au attempt to censure Premier Ko-1
kovBotfs action as minister of;
finance. The members who Intro- J
ancea tne interpellation asterted
that the Kiev branch of the Imperial
Bank of Prussia was patronizing the
Inflammatory Rheumatism Quickly
Morton L. Hili of LePanon, lad.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bod for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon s Relief for Rheumatism. It
gave immediate relief and she was able
to walk in three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Sold by Otto Grotjan.
1001 Second avenue, Rock Island, and
Gust. Schlegel & Son, 220 Second
Soft Molasses Cookies
(Rtclpc by Mi: Mary J. Lincoln)
The children and tlie grown-ups, too
will enjoy these cookies. Try some
r.cxt t;aki:.g day.
:-icaIl one cup molansea, pour It over
OT-fourtli cup Coilolenc, adil one-hit If
j.i tiufc'ar, oiii-hHir le?v-l teaxnoon aalt,
.nd one If vol tablespoon iiinKer, or a
nlxttirn of other mitres If preferred.
.jiasolve one-half Jev-I teaxnoon soda
n one-fourth mp cold water, add to
no cooled molncc5. then t!r in from
hre to fouT cj;j! flour, making a soft
touch to rJroo and fir-ad In a pan, or
otifr doui ;i t he roiled and cut. Bake
.n moderate oven.
Tlie use of Cottolene as a shortening
nsures cooking that is both palatable
and easy to digest
FREE FOR STOMACH AND BOWELS
All the news all the time. Tba
We are in receipt ri letters from
Mrs. Eva Gaskins, 304 Madison St ,
Topeka, Kan., and Mr. P. H. Gavel
las, Wagoner, Okla., as well as many
Others, telling about the wonderful re
sults they have secured in the cure of
their stomarh and liver troubles by
the use of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Fep
in. This remedy, as all reader doubt
less know, has been before the pubiic
for a generation and is now beintr
more extensively used than any other
remedy for stomach, liver and bowel
complaints. According to reliable tes
timony, it seems to be a very quick
,,and lasting cure for constipation, in
digestion and dyspepsia, liver trouble,
biliousness, headaches, sour stom
ach, gas on the stomach, drowsiness
after eating and similar disorders. It
is a liquid with tonic effect, and so
mild and gentle in action that a child
as well as a grown person can take it,
in fact, it has no equal for children,
women and old people.
It arouses the flow of gastric juice,
and by a peculiar action trains the
.stomach and bowel muscles to again
do their work naturally, and in time
medicines of all kinds can be dis
pensed with. A free sample bottle
i. - ,i t . i i .
iiii uc iiau tor trial ty seiiuing your
address to the doctor, for in this
way Mrs. Gaskinds. Mr. Gavcllas and
many others f:rtt learned of the care.
Later, when satisfied it is the remedy
you need, do as others are doing and
buy it of your druggist at fifty cents
and one dollar a bottle.
For the free sample address Dr. W.
B. Caldwell, 541 Caldwell building.