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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912.
LONE GIRL TAKES
Denizen of the Local Under
world Telia Her Sad Story in '
Police Court Trial.
The pitiful story of a lone girl's bat
tle with th great world, her valiant
up-hill struggle to support herself, an
invalid mother and two little sisters
from the meagre earnings eked out
by a clerkship in a larg department
store, and of her subsequent self
abandonment to a life of shame aa
the "easiest way" waa unfolded "in
police court yesterday afternoon, when
Ethel Hicks, caught In the red light
raid of Thursday night, was arraignfd
on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Ethel was thrown upon the mercies
of the world at a tendjr age by the
death of her father, who left a sick
wife and three little mouths to be fed.
The girl left her home In C'olona fur
the cl'y, and there found employment
In a lar?e d partment htor. There was
hut alight joy lu life for the little
maiden, who, aloBe in a great city,
faced the many snares and pitfalls
which teguiie tbs unwary, with a
brave heart and an ambition to "do."
From early In the morning until late
at night, she stood behind the counter.
When the bell rang for the closing
hour, she was often so weary, foot
sore and exhauntfd that she could
scarcely tfrag herself to her small and j
uninviting hall bed room. Her wages
amounted to but S3. 00 -a week, and ;
this turn was insufficient to provide
for her .tt wants, to make no men
tion of those of her mother and sis
ters. "What could I do?" she sobbed
to the Judge.
"I couldn't se my mother and lit
tle slstehs starve to death, could V?
"I suw other girls around me,
dressed In silks and satins, with ex
pensive hats and furs, and never
Knew of them working, and I thought.
If they can do it, why can't I? The
temptation was too great, and I took
the easiest way."
At the cle of her story, the girl
collapsed, and sobbing and laughing
lu turn, became hysterical, -so that It
was necessary for the court to take
a reoess of several minutes before the
hearing oould proceed further.
The girl was taken from 219 Twenty-first
street, together with Theodora
Be. bold and Charles Hicks. The tes
timony of both Hicks and his wife
was damaging In the extreme to Tom
Wagner, and from information which
Is rapidly being acquired by the au
thorities, it Is developing that Wagner
is the real king cf the red light dis
trict. Claude Hicks testified that Wag
ner rented the bouse for J 12 a month,
and that he received as rental from
them $25 a wek.
Hl'jks has beea living off his wife's
shame, and thai woman has, In addi
tion to supK)rt!ng a worthless bus
band, been providing for the needs
of bur mother and sisters. Hicks was
fined $10 and rusts, as were also the
Hicks wan fercod to submit to a
fiery dt-Ranriaticiu ou ih part of ihe
court. "You eay you have rheuma
tism and cannot work, do you?" asked
Magistrate Smith. "It is not the rheu
tnatlHin. but a great big HtreBk of lazi
ness. You can stand up to a bur all
day long iuiJ ceer be troubled with
rheumatism, but you cannot work"
I ought, to give you six months In Jail.
Now I warn you that if you do not
gi t out of to-.vu I a::i going to 'vag'
No matter where you look you cannot End finer gems
than our assortment of Jaeger blue and Wessieton
white stones, both loose and mounted.
Our diamonds are sold very close and we ask a com
parison of prices.
ROCK. LS LAN D. ILL. KiSS,
WAIST PATTERNS IN BOXES
As a special attraction for the Holidays we offer waist
patterns of import ed mercerized waistings in neat bro
cade effects, dots, stripes, and figures, each pattern in
fancy Christmas box and tied with holly ribbon, at a
r .... r
wny rsiot a uress pattern
The dress goods department is plentifully
stocked for the holidays with complete lines
of black and colored woolens. FTora now
until Christmas, dress patterns for gifts
will be put up in neat gift boxes.
As a Special
We offer for a few days, dress
all wool serges, in plain black,
lnal, brown, myrtle or cream,
neatly boxed, at a pattern
we are presenting such styles as refined ladies
wish to wear, rather than models that are worn
solely upon the stage.
Onr trimmers take frequent trips to the fashion
markets and visit places where well-dressed wom
en congregate, and there gather all they think
worth having, and come back to study and to de
velop what (hey have seen.
We are constantly in close touch with the great
artists of Paris, New York and other fashion cen
ters, enabling us to present many new conceits
and suggestions ot creative artists even before ihe
articles are ready for market.
Paris and New York milliners, who create the
fashions of a season, never tire of evolving new
Ideas to lend chic and variety to the accepted
Our own milliners are also on the alert to catch
the conception of new millinery thoughts, and as
these new models come into our salesroom, others
must not tairy in their way.
On Monday we present a lot of women's tailor
made, ready-to-wear and ladies' trimmed dress hats
at Just half their former prices, ONLY HALF.
They must make way for the late arrivals and
here is your good luck In wanting just such a hat
as you'll find here now at HALF. Early choosers
will find distinct advantage in picking from this
fashionable mHilnery AT HALF.
It's a Hint of Christmas
that begins at the main entrance and casts its happiness over
the store. Aisles are budding and blossoming, the forces are
bustling with preparation and the rearrangements go from coun
ter to counter, making the transformation into the Christmas
But it is not of Christmas preparation alone that we
speak. This is an everday store, always ready for daily needs
and the Christmas preparation does not in the least interefere
with the merchandise you want from day to day.
Merchandise that you want, clothes that you need are al
ways ready for you. Choosing at prices that you enjoy paying.
So do not let Holiday arrangements interfere. You will
find an abundance of attractive offerings in regular merchan
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The Holiday Silks are t. ere
Bach year there are more and more silk
waist and dress patterns given for Christ
mas. We have given this department par
ticular attention this season and our lines
of handsome novelty walsting silks plain
colored dress silks and staple black slika
are most complete.
are the warp print taffetas, they are of
finest chiffon finish in rich colorings and
handsome designs, 27 inches ti rf
wide, at a yard bl.oU
Dear Old banta Claus has sent us a most at
tractive assortment of al the new things in
Dolls, Toys and Games
A most wonderful assortment
cf dressed dolls, all of these
dolls are clothed from bead to
foot in the very latest modes,
price range $10.00 to 25
Kid body dolls, some real hair
wigs, natural eyebrows, moving
eyes, and full Jointed limbs,
a most complete assortment of
all sizes, at $8.00 to 10
Character dolls are very popu
lar with the little folks, we
are showing a very complete
assortment from the big lif 3
like size down to the tiny
babies, as low as 10
Human hair doll wigs, guaran
teed to wash and curl the satae
as a child's hair, $3.25 to 7J
Doll hats richly trimmed
with flowers and ribbons, as
sorted designs, 75c to 23
Doll heads In all sizes of
bisque, zylanite and Indestruct
.able metal beads, some with
moving eyes, voices, and real
hair wigs, $1.25 to 10J
Friction toys, the hill climbers,
no springs to break, street
cars, pullman trains, autos.
etc., etc., $2.50 to 10
The American model builder is
a most practical and instruct
ive device designed for boys,
we are showing them in com
plete outfits at $9.00 and down
Two story wood doll houses
with large porch at.... 1.-45
Grocery store and butcher shop
complete outfit., large size,
at $1 23
Swinging rocking horses, white
enameled with saddle and
bridle, red enameled platform,
Couch hammocks for dolls,
at 50 1
Doll lawn swings, Just like the
big ones 25
Full trimmed gold doll beds in
three sizes at $2.25, $1.69
Writing desks in mission oak
and bird's-eye maple finish,
with chairs to match, some
with roll top at $3 and $3 75
An endless variety of games
which are interesting to both
old and young, at ..1.25 to
with the charm of individuality; for the dainty
effects and exceptional quality you must come to
this store to secure the mo6t desirable gifts.
The great holiday importations now on display
show more exquisite designs, more attractive em
broidery and charming effects than will be found
The values are quite as wonderful as the hand
kerchiefs; the lines at 25c and 50c have never
been equaled at the prices.
The higher grades at 75c to $1.50 and upward
leave nothing to be desired in quality, beauty or
To attract your prompt attention to this
wonderful variety and most unusual values,
we'll offer at 2:30 each day, a limited quan
tity of misses' and ladies' pure linen hem
stitched handkerchiefs at 3c each; yes, pure
linen at 3
Have You Seen the 'New
They are here in all processes, size and prices,
both framed and sheets, there are water colors,
pastels, hand-colored photogravures, carbons , oil
paintings, Copley prints, platinums, facsimiles, etch
ings, engravings, mezzo-tints, color prints, sepias,
fruit, game and landscape olios, yards of flowers,
etc.. etc., at the well known low prices of our
You Will Want
A dramatization of
this beautiful nature
story by Gene Strat-ton-Porter
presen.cd at the Illi
nois Thsater Thurs
day, December 5th,
both matinee and
night, and of course
the play will be better
appreciated if you
have read the story
These for Monday, 12 flannel
ettes, full pieceo, perfect goods,
good dark styles, O I
These for Monday
2"0 bottles of peroxide of
hydrogen, regular 8c a
size, while they last T'C
Attractive Waists in
Big Price Range
Silk and cotton waists for the
Holidays have been coming in for
the past few weeks. The silk
waists are particularly attractive,
waista of charmeuse, messaline,
and chiffon, handsomely trimmed
and in the latest New York mod
els in evening and suit shades.
The prices raJige from as little to
as much as you want to pay, a
group of unusual interest, $3-75
The McCabe Tea Room
We've had turkey, cranberry
sauce and pumpkin pie; no'v
we want our other meals from
day to day Just as dainty, ap
petizing and delicious as a
That's why we've adopted
the habit of igoing to McCabe's
tea-room for our noon lunch.
Do you lunch there?
Lunch is ready every day at
11:15 and served until 2 o'clock
Nothing but the choicest foods
find place on these tables.
Beautiful Party Gowns
Right in the height of the sea
son's social activities come these
exquisite gowns of charmeuse,
crepe meteor and chiffon, copies
of the newest New York and
Paris models and at unusual low
prices. A wonderful selection of
these at $65.00 and down to $15
Afternoon and Street Dresses
of the very latest models In vel
vet, satin, silk and fine serges,
an excellent range of styles at
$4.ri.00. $110.00. $25.00 and down
to $7 50
These for Monday Women's
silk hose, a few slight imper
fections, colors, up
to $2.00 values, pal
These for Monday Remnants
of plain and fancy silks, values
to 68c, at
"Freckles" is a most
lovable little chap of
most enpragintj personal
ity. His life in the great
Limberlost Swamp where
his patron. McLean, is
lumbering, is full of heart
interest, and with it all
is his beautiful love story
with "The Angel."
('cue StraUon-Portcr is
the author of
"A Girl of the
a companion story to
"Freckles" and you will
be sure to want to read
about "The Girl" after
Both books are on sale
in our book department,
2nd floor, 2nd avenue.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL, MiEAMfXaiS
Athlat. at Rul. Reach the Zenith
of Their Howert Ktry.
In athletic sport pnysU al endnraare
plays the iuot Important part. This
Is purtWIurly iiotlrenble In the Mara
thon races lu holing, wrestling and
rowiug ability to M:iul the tremen
dous atraia on tl.e p!ilral powers Is
. I'.ut every atblete I. as hi physical
llmltatluuti. He r.-:u'li,' the zeulth of
M powers iir!y and tln-n gradually
declines. A victorious Marathon run
tier selilom rc-;it hl success, for he
li;is liupnlrc't his t tiilnmucr by his ei
erUjUK. liltlioiiU 1." docs not think so
This Looks Mighty
Good to a Candy Lover
We have the larsest assortment
of car.i!;i in tlie three cities.
We are Mire to pUase ou with
one of tu- following
vintil tie mMts with defeat the second
time he tries for first prize.
A boxer, as a rule, cannot long re
main a champion in any class, al
though a twelve year record has been
made by exceptional men. A promi
nent wrestler said recently that be
hoped to renmln in the game five years,
but oould uot exceed that limit and
still be a topnotcher.
Oarsmen win their jrreatest victories
In the first few years of their career
The baaeball player holds our well . 1
J cause the strain on him la less violent I
l than on most athletes and be gets
needful rest, ritchers. however, are
; an exception, and some hold out for !
mnry years, but most of them do not i
tieth street and Fourth avenue. Every
brand of good cigars and all kinds of
Winter is coming, better get that
padlock and have your door keys
made. Charles Fiebig, 1619 Third
Guess free. How many pipes make
a bubhei and receive free a beautiful
n.eerschaum pipe at Ralph Stanton'a
Ward & MeMahon will give you
estimates on your plumbing, steam
and hot water beating that will have
years ago. If you buy a good stand
ard stove you can always get repairs
without trouble or annoyance and get
The Itock Island Lumber and Manu
facturing company, lumber and baild
ing material for all purposes, bouses,
barns, granaries. We will give you an
opportunity to save a big per cent. Let
us be of service to you.
Math's bakery and confectionery
store, the finest in the tri-citiee.
Bread, cakes, pies, cookic-s and hot
rolls. They can't be beat. Mos,t peo
ple say they are superior to any home
When bf tter chocolates can be made ! ,)aki"B- 't thera sei ve -vo-
Muffs n made, $2.00. at Vogue
Millinery, 1704 Second avenue.
B'iy a home of Reldy Bros.
For express, call William Treft.
Tri-C.ty Towel Supply company.
Allen. Myers & Co., heatin
Kerler Rug company for vacuum
cleaning and rug making.
Have your pictures framed
we will make them. Try a box of
(JaiiMTt's Ajax or Milk chocolates.
Sold by all first class dealers.
Don't wait you don't need to Al
low. Myers & Co. have itin stock,
eerything in the line of complete hot
water and steam heating plants.
I'ion.pt service and the best work.
Mueller Lumber company, will en
able you to build a fine house or barn
out of the choicest select lumber and
M. R. Iglehart, marble and granite
works, save you the middleman's prof
its. From 15 to 25 per cent saved on
every monument and all kinds of mon
umental work. Call at our shop on
Second avenue and see for yourself.
NEW BAKE SHOP
IS NEARLY DONE
Math's to Move Into New Sev
enteenth street Quarters
April 1 Is the Plan.
Work on Math's new f20,000 fac
tory, located on Seventeenth street
between Fifth and Sixth avenues, la
progressing rapidly, and the building
will be ready for occupancy about
April 1, according to present Indica
tions. The building 1b to be two stories in
height, with a basement, will be equip
j you will surprised and yet pleased j is within the rfcach of everyone.
McCabe's department store.
All put up
in n at and fancj
Ws guarantee every package. It
It is uot satitfactory, return it
to us acd we will replace it.
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
Phone West 156.
Our IB. B. 6erge at 133 Is the test
value ever offered. J. B. Zimmers
Flash lights and electrical novel
ties. Charles Fiebig, 1$I9 Third
Six per cent farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberta, People's National bank
Milan artesian water, approved by
city and state, delivered daily
to leain the luw prices they are mak
Ponders Laundering company at 501
503 Tweiftn street. This laundry U
equipped with the very latest modern
J inach.nery, turning out work that is
at j not surpassed by any laundry in the
Allen, Myers & Co. sell the ! pea wim modern and up to date ma
fell known "Cole's Hot lllast" heaters 4 b'nery, and will be one of the most
for soft coal. These heaters burn the ' complete in the middle west. It will
si:ioke and gas and bold fire 4S hours, j b1 of brick structure, with re-enforced
, H ere are none better and the price ( concrete foundation. The basement Is
to be used as a store room for var
ious materials. On the ground floor
will be located a small retail store. At
the rear will be located the Ice cream
fc L. I-anip, plumbing, steam and
hot water h ating, gaa Jilting. His
efficient knowledge of the business
justly entitles him to your patronage.
His shop has ail modern equipments.
Everything in plumbing supplies.
Jewel stoves and ranges always
take perfectly and are absolutely guar-i
O'Hara. flour and feed Btore anu ea anQ Pnces are 10wt'r lnan many
room. Brine freezers will be installed,
and the cream will never Bee ice un
til It Is packed and placed in the cold
The company will manufacture its
own ice. On the second floor will be
located the candy and bake shops,
w-lth the latest machinery and facil
ities for first class work.
The retail store will be located at
1712 Second avenue, in the building
new occupied by the Woolworth Five
and Ten Btore. the latter concern to
move into the Math building April 1.
New fixtures will be installed by
Maths, together with a new fountain,
and the general retail business will
be transacted at this place. A spe
cialty !s to be made of the l'lucli
The firm of Maths has been estab
lished for over 50 years, during which
time an enviable reputation has be-'ti
gained. The' firm has occupied its
present quarters for 22 years.
Lame back comes on suddenly and
Is extremely painful, it Is cruised by
rheumatism of the muscles. Quick re
lief fs afforded by applying Chamber
Iain' liniment Sold by all druggials.
Work on the interior, of the Blakft
lee studio is nearly finished, which,
when completed, will make it, the flu
est photograph plant in the tri-citlea.
In order to modernize the plant and
better systematize thu work, thJ
whole of the first t!",r is being remod
eled, and an addition built on thtf
tear. The present stock and mount
ing room will be enlarged, the print
ing room moved from the east sido'otf
the building and placed in the addl
tion on the west side, changes in th
office and reception room will also b
made for convenience in handling flw
When the studio was built it wa
considered one of the most complete
is the country. Since that tini1
changes and improvements in the pho
tographic business have been many,
and radical. Faster and better lene
. have come into use, electric printing
! machine have taken the place of dayj
I light cxpoFiirc, and papers of great
i s-.peed with a variety of colors an l'
printing surfaces, have come into uso.'
Mr. ItlaksW has always keptj
abreast of his profession, and has in-,
trcdiieed new features from time tT
time as they have been proved en"H-t-
ive. For the future, a distinctive tlz9
portrait will be made the leading fea-i
ture of the studio, and thoee who de
mand thr; b-st will always find th
high'-st grade of photographic cle-pance.
is having a big trade on stuck and
poultry food. Dr. Hess' stock food
for horses, cattle. Logs, sheep and
all kit,d t-of poultry. It makes the
hms lay every day.
Kain & Keinhirdt cigar store still
o'.ners that are not even equal to say
nothing of being better. Examine the
fuli line at Allen. Myers 6l Co.
before buying elsewhere. ' IJ
There is a great world of comfort to
the eyes in a perfectly fitted pair of
glasses or spectacles. The 1 en see should
fakt'K thst lf-ad Mrwt -ra.lv rotrnn.
ized. Everything in tobacco, cigars I t, ccuratel r Individ- ,
and smokers' supplies. Man is never "1 reuireraeilt8 Q1
Pboas! better satisfied than when smokin gj ur "".t Luuuor.- ,
j their choice brands. bly UPn DOSe' We glve comfort
i is me irames as wen as in tne lenses.
Telephone Al'en. Myers ft Co..' AI1n., Mytr,8 & Co haTe been Fred Bleuer, eye specialist. 1702 Sec-!
aixnit your heating apparatus if you ""s i u.ro ttuu iuSes m
want prompt service. !,blfc cUy for 18 J'earf and personally
guarantee every stove ana you can
tet repairs for Jewel stoves made 35
Coal, coal, coal The Rock Island
Fuel company will deliver to you ail
the best grades of hard and soft coai.
Strecker & Lewis, wholesale and re-
tail agents for Sanitas. the washable
J wall covering for kitcbena and bath
j Sewing machines repaired sad war
ranted for one year. Supplies for ail
machines. Fiebig, locksmith, 1619 Talra
A fireproof safe In the house or store
is a necessity. We fcave them from
$12 up. Fiebig. locksmith. 1619 Third
Dunsmore & O'Concell smoke house
CCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i nUliar1 Prlrs. corner cf Twen-
Good and True
Safe and reliable for regula
ting the bowels, stimulating the
liver, toning the stomach the
world's most famous and most
approved family remedy is
ond avenue. j
We are the leaders for up-to date i
laundry work. Each shirt finished :
by band and put up in a carton, insur- j
ing work. Delivered to you in good :
condition. We guarantee no cracked ;
collars or cuSs. City Steam laundiy.
Reid Si Boiiman, 417 Seventeenth ,
Johnson's Wood Dye Is not a mere '
stain not simply a surface dressing. !
It is a real, deep-seated dye, that goes
to the very hesxt of the wood and
stays there fixing a rich and perma
tent color. Johnson's Wood Dye is
made in 11 standard shades. For sale '
by Lerch & Greve. 2002-2004 Fourta !
news all the time. The
This Sale Will Positively Close Sun
Come Early and Avoid the Rush.
Open Saturday Night Until 9:30. Sunday Until Noon.
The services of Dr. Rosen and his able assistant, Dr. Cohn,
are free to all who wish to have their eyes examined. To see
well see Dr. Bosen and his able assistant, Dr. Cohn,
At Ingalls Jewelry Store, Sa
Across from Rock Island Savings Bank