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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1912.
LAYS MUCH BLAME
TO LEAKY WAGONS
ON THE PAVEMENT
Business Man Points Out One
Notable Source of Un
SEES COAL DUST TRAIL
Other Reform Cited Which Police
Have Power to In
augurate. "There la one more move the city
could make that would contribute Im
measurably to cleaner streets In the
dubidbhs Bcuon, ana particularly as '
It applies to the new Second avenue i
pavement." remarked a Second ave-i
i.ue buBineos man this morning. "This
la in putting a stop to the dropping
from overloaded wagons of sand and
coal dust and gravel along the pave
ment. A few days ago I observed a
trail of fine coal dust for four blocks
along the surface of Second avenue.
At other times I have seen sand and
gravel and lime. This should be
stopped. The policemen should be or
dered to arrest all teamsters travers
ing the pavement with leaky wagons.
"I commend heartily the effort now
being made by Commissioner Rey
nolds to kp the street clean and I
am In favor of the proposition for a
systematic effort on the part of the
r erc.hants to Insure a steady sweeping
o the business streets at all timeB.
Hut the city should" do Its part by
putting a stop to the evil I have spok
KFIKP 1IKAVY WAGO OPT.
"Another thing. I think, heavy wag
ers should be kept off the asphalt.
TLib is done In other cities, why not
In Hock Island? Much of the damage
to the Seventh avenue asphalt was
done by heavy teaming. As soon as
the avenue was opAued the bulk of the
hravy traffic was switched to it and
tl.e rosult soon became apparent. As
phalt is a fine pavement, but it will not
stand rough imago and should not be
expected to. Occasional trips over it
by heavy wagons under unavoidable
c:rcuinstanc's will do no harm, but
toe gnnoral abuse Is what I complain
SANTA GLAUS HAS
NEED OF HELPERS
Poor Tots of the City Apt to
Miss Christmas Unless
YULETIDE DRAWING CLOSE
The Argus as Usual Will Endeavor to
See That Children are All
Taken Care of.
rhi-iHtmas is coming. The light
covering of snow which adorned
-iii iinT Earth this morning was indic
ative of thi. To the children of Rock
Ixlund, 'ho thoughts of the coming
vuMitle are h.ippy and most of these :
nine roason tor meir Deuer that
The !3ee Hibe Stands tr Quality
That's Our First Consideration
IIKRKS hardly a day goes by that we do not have the opportunity to buy questionable merchan
dise at very advantageous prices, and manufacturers are often disappointed because we reject
their garments because they do not come up to our standard of quality.
Since the very beginning of this store there has been a barrier raised against trashy merchan
dise and this policy of our doeunt permit us to accept inferior garments for "Bale" purposes
uto 'Mw Ml
their"! will be a, "Merry Christmas.";
There are some 600 children, however, !
i who are doomed to the grea'est (Tsap
! polntment of their lives In less than a
j month, unless the good people of Rock !
island wake up to their responsibility.
It la doubtful If they will go hungry!
or that they will shiver In the cold
through lack of proper clothing or coal
for a fire. There are too many char
itable organizations who are guarding
them from these dangers. But what is
nearest and dearest In the child's
thoughts of Christmas, will be miss
ing, woefully lacking, if no further pro
vision Is made for the hapless tots of
MrVD TO BF FED.
Who will provide them with the
things that Santa Claus gives to the
children of parents who are not in the
grasp of poverty? Who will see that
their mindB are fed wlh the beautiful
thoughts of giving and receiving?
These things are etheral and charita- j Franklin of Macomb yesterday after
ble organizations will be too busy with j noon in an eloquent and masterful ad
practical support for the children's
parents, to endeavor to provide 'for
the Joys of the children. It remains
for the goodfellows of the city to say
whether the poor children shall have a
Christmas or not.
BLIPS THE MUiD.
Knowledge of what the goodfellows
of Rock I Bland did for the young
sters during the past three" years
through the medium of The Argus
Santa Claus fund, gives reason for
the belief that once more the chil
dren will be properly taken care of
and that they will be visited by San
ta Claus. Thus far, however, the need
for aid seems to have slipped the
minds of most people and the fund
has not had the same healthy growth
that characterized it in former years.
In other words, the necessarymoney
is not yet forthcoming. Several do
nations have come In. but hundreds of
dollars are needed. The Argus does
not fear failure to raise the amount.
There is only need to awaken the
charitable people to the opporunity of
making happy some hundreds of poor
TWO MI7THOUS AVAH.TBLE. '
The Argus Santa Claus fund com
mittee provides two ways for helping
Santa Claus perform his duties this
year. One is to give towards the gen
eral fund with which the -committee
will buy candies, nuts, various kinds
of play things and gifts, the other Is
to agree to act as Santa Claus to some
one or more children. In the latter
case the committee agrees to furnish
the amateur Santa Claus with the
names, ages and residence numbers of
any number of children desired. That
leaves it up to the ones who takes the
names to see that their particular
wards do not miss Christmas.
There now remains 22 days before!
Christmas eve. The time to give i
money i8 now. Think It over, Mr.
Goodfellow. Will you pass up this op
portunity to make children happy
Money for Santa Claus should be
sent, to The Argus Santa Claus fund
committee and receipts for the same
will be mailed to the donor.
Lawyer Marks Here.
A young lawyer from Chicago named
I.ouis H. Marks, appeared before
Judge R. W. Olmatprt in tha xlrrnlr
court Saturday and ondeavor.i tn in.'orle8 of Partd heroes and benefac
troduce some new methods of law pro-! t0- PerhaPs the most notable mem
cedure. He desired action by the court ! oriaI addre8S ot ancient times was
In a case in which he Is interested in ; from the ,lpe of immortal Pericles
Moline and in which a Justice of tnat
city had refused to accept a certain
bond. He asked the court to compel
the acceptance of the bond and could
not see why the court should refuse
to take steps to that end until the
r r.tter was brought into court in the
usual manner. His endeavor was pure-
w hen we advertise reduced prices you can depend on the values, re
ductions here mean the actual difference between former prices and
Tomorrow 's Special Values
Incluie a Sale of Odds and Ends in the Coat Dept.
Handsome desirable garments, where but one or two of a line remain
others are samples submitted to us, which we will sell at a reduction
rather than return to the makers.
Tou'll find them priced at
$6.98, $98, $12.98, $16.98, $19.98
Coats that your own Judgment will tell you are worth a fourth and a
Chinchilla CoatS Hre m Abundance
We are showing hundreds of these popular coats in grays, brown
and navy, although many dealers are having difficulty in securing de
sirable qualities and shades.
$6.93 and up to $25
Plush Coats With
Our idea of the best plush coat value
In the city Is the stunning coat we
have priced at
Eelegantly tailored by experts of finest Sealette Plush lined with
guaranteed satin and interlined. Perfectly plain except for the silk frog
fasteners, a luxurious looking, perfect hanging coat, quality all through
and in good style every winter. Large Sealette muff to match.
Same style and equally as good value is our Ural cloth coat at the
came price, fHQ.
Other plush coats are here of course at all prices, from to $30.
And other Fur Fabric coats at from to
Muffs THEE, to Match Them All
ELKS GATHER TO
HONOR THE DEAD
First Methodist Church Filled
at Annual Services for
JUDGE FRANKLIN SPEAKS
Delivers Fine Address Eulogizing the j
Before an audience which filled the
First Methodist church, Judge Dean
dress paid a fitting tribute to the mem-
ory of those who have passed into the
great beyond and accentuated that
beautiful creed of Efkdom "The
faults of our brothers we write upon
tht sands; their virtues upon the tab
lets of love and memory."
The occasion was the annual mem
orial exercises of Rock Island lodge
No. 980 B. P. O. E. and the services
although simple arl unostentatious,
were decidedly Impressive. Members
of the Elks lodge convened at the
club rooms at 2 p. m. and thence pro
ceeded in a body to the church. The
services were not for Elks alone, and
a large percentage of the audience was
composed of non-members of the or
der. srrsio ox program.
After the organ prelude and the
opening of lodge with the lodge hymn.
Rev. T. E. Newland delivered a pray
er. Mrs. B. J. Lachner followed with
a solo, "Then Cometh Rest," after
which the speaker of the day, Judge
Dean Franklin of Macomb was intro
duced. His address was a gem of elo
quence and one which will long be re
membered. His remarks were followed by a
Quartet selection, "Absent," J. O.
Woodbury, E. E. Russell, W. A. War
ren and R. M. Cloudas being the sing
ers. J. C. Dunn recited "Thanatopsls,"
Mrs. Charlotte Anderson-Warren ren
dered a solo, "The Pilgrim." after
which Rev. T. E. Newland gave
an impressive address. The Slonilli
quartet then Bang "Thy Will Be
Done," the services ending with the
doxology and the benediction.
FITO ADDRESS DELIVERED.
Judge Franklin's address in part fol
lows: My Brothers To permit the mind
to take counsel of the heart upon this
occasion would marv .J1
mourning and tinge our emotions with
sadness for we feel keenly the loss
or our departed brothers. But we
have come to take a more rational
view of the Divine purpose In the
things hat are and the things to be
so that we are in a large measure re
signed to the Inevitable. From tfie
earliest period of the world's history
the living have halted amid their
activities to pay tribute to th mpm.
a w nlca De eulogized the heroic sol-
aiery, praised the achievements of
his government and declared with
lofty sentiment, for a more genuine
democracy. More than 20 centuries
have elapsed since that famous
oration and the custom has continued
with increasing devotion to the pres
ent day. While the service in the past
Huffs to Hatch
Corner Second and
has been rather of a military charac
ter, yet in recent yearsthe whole of
civilized society has recognized the
benign Influence and Inspiration in the
service until now there is scarcely a
fraternity which does not sometime
within the year perform this sacred
ORDER T7TSEI.FISH .
"That individual, nation or organi
zation which would attain to true
greatness and enduring power must
be consecrated to the sacred princi
ple for which the meek and lowly
Nazarine gave his life that man
should live for man. Where in the
history of fraternal orders can be
found a truer embodiment of this spir
it than exist in the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks? Our grand
exalted ruler and his officers were the
first upon that tragic scene at San
Francisco and our stricken brothers
and their families were given lmmedl
ate relief. Not only were our kindlj
ministrations extended to our brothers
but the open palm of Elkdom reached
out to all the homeless and suffering
REWARD 19 GREAT.
"This peerless act of brotherhood
challenged the respect and admiration
of the country, brought forth an ap
preciation from the president and ex
alted our order to preeminence in the
galaxy of like fraternities. Thus may
we benefit by the practice of altruism.
Thus do we find our way into the
heart of a grateful humanity and
such is the reward. Our order is es
sentially patriotic, placing human life
above material gain and ,country
above individual or class. Men's in
terests are interwoven as never before
and men will either prey upon each
other In selfish hatred or be drawn to
gether Jn bonds of sympathy. As we
love our homes and country, as we
love cur order, with all its benefits,
Its memories and its hopes' let us curb
this selfishness and Inculcate the sym
pathetic spirit of altruism for the
great eternal interests of humankind.
SEED FOR CHARITY.
"And now, my brothers, at this mo
ment while we are met In solemn con
vocation and the gentle spirit of mem
ory broods around about. all over the
land the wolf of hunger is barking at
the doors of the countless poor and
starving Hps . of babes are pressed
figalnst the withered breasts of want.
When will the grinding cease? Is death
the only end of Btrffe? Let us hope that
there is a good time coming when
poverty Is no more in the land of
plenty when there Is a real democra
cy this side of the grave a good time
coming when Justice shall rule eternal
when charity and benevolence shall
conquer greed and avarice and all re
joice In the universal brotherhood of
"Somehow Elkdom has always ap
pealed as a mighty agency toward the
consummation of this end. It is the
most democratic institution of its
kind in the nation; it knows no class
harbors no clan; it knows no dis
tinction of birth pays no homage to
meaningless badge of wealth crowns
no heads for mere honor's sake rec
ognizes no aristocracy but that of
good-fellowship. With gentleness and
mercy, love and kindness, with char
ity, Justice, brotherly love and fidelity
and the strict observance of the gold
en rule we seek to promote the happi
ness of our members as well as the
general welfare of society. The atti
tude of Elkdom toward womanhood Is
the loftiest conception of tender de
votion and hJgh morality outside of
the commandments of the good book.
All in all to be an Elk is a splendid
privilege and a high honor. Our or
der touches humanity from many an
gles, reaches out its strong arm to lift
up the fallen and Is ever and always
concerned In the happiness and bet
terment of humankind. Our high aim
is to journey along with honest hearts
and willing hands to help and serve
humanity to the end.
TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD .
"It is with much more than a sem
blance of devotion to the memories of
our dead brothers that we come to the
service of this sacred day. To the
dead we offer all we can give a trl-
bute to their memories. We know that
i the dumb forms that lie in the tomba
will not heed our offerings, but there
I is an inspiration in the act that leads
; the spirits into a holy Bphere of
thought and love. When winter is
done the survivors of the dead bring
fragrant flowers fresh-plucked from
the lap of spring and with gentle
hands strew them over the graves, a
fit emblem of the beauty of life and
! the decay of death. Flowers soon
I waste and mingle again with the ele
I ments but the memory of these broth
ers will remain forever. 'Their faults
are written upon the sands their vir
tues on tablets of love and memory.'
We do not assemble today among
tLeir bleak and lonely tombs, but here
with the living we meet to recall lives
once lived, to count their virtues and
generous deeds, their devotion to our
cause and their helpfulness and use
fulness to society; a tender memory
which we fervent ' cherish above all
other considerations. We build monu
ments to preserve the achievements
of men; for inspiration to succeeding
generations. It is not in the nature
of things that all men shall leave a
memory to be chlsled on marble
shafts, but he who contributes to the
sum of human joy, who helps to lift
the crown of thorns from the brow
of the weak and the unfortunate, who
lives up to the full measure of a man,
true to his obligations, writes his epi
taph on the tablets of men's hearts
than which there is no monument so
DEAD WII.I. ARISE.
"But if the dead never behold the
holy light of another dawn then these
tributes are shameless mockeries. If
death were a never-waking sleep, men
would have no inducement to moral
rectitude, owe no duty to humanity,
cor heed the stings of con.-.. 'i nee
but we have an abiding faith L. hap-
i pier and purer life to come which
binds us to a code of morals and hon-1
or that makes this Ills worth the liv-i
competitors, who sell mostly on the in
Come in and look over our line be
fore you buy. We'll be glad to show you.
Allen. Mvers & Company
ing and the next worth Btrlvlng for.
Often do we go to the graves of our
loved ones and cover them with flow
ers, dear token of remembrance. We
know they will soon wither and waste,
but In prophetic spring the slumbering
seed will creep through the earth and
burst into blossoms that fill the world
with beauty and perfume. And so
with the countless dead as the warm
kisses of the sum and the refreshing
draughts of Heaven's dew revive plant
life, so will the alchemist, of the celes
tial world touch the magic wand to the
dust in the tombs and thrill it with
the pulse and breath of eternal life."
VERY LIVELY ONE
Rock Island Man Reported as
Killed by Train Says Re
GIFT CAUSES MISTAKE
Deceased Wore Overcoat Presented
Him by Emll Stork of
Emll Stork, a. cutter for the J. B.
Zlmmer's Sons tailor firm of this city,
residing at 1710 Fifth avenue, was to
day reported as having been killed by a
Burlington train near Alpha, 111, last
night, but an investigation this morn
ing disclosed the fact that the suppos
ed corpse was very much alive and
working as usual.
Chief of Police James Brlnn this
morning received the following tele
gram from Alpha:
"Man killed here yesterday wearing
overcoat, name Emil Stork on the col
lar; dealer's name, J. B. Zlmmer's
Sons, People's National bank building.
Rock Island, 111.; man 35 years, weight
140, dark hair, grey eyes, very poorly
clad. I. L. Calkins, acting coroner."
ST. LOUS MAN.
The dead man, it is learned, is Mar
tin Strike, a St. Louis resident, who
has for some time been staying in Rock
Island, and who left here Thanksgiv
ing morning. He had been performing
various menial tasks for merchants
about town, and on the Wednesday be
fore Thanksgiving had worked at Zlm
mer'b place, where he was given an old
overcoat by Emil Stork. This garment
he wore when killed, and it Is due to
that fact that the deceased was believ
ed to be Emll Stork.
Strike's home Is No. 15 N. Market
street, St. Louis, and he is survived by
a mother and sister. Strike left Rock
Island Thanksgiving morning and had
not been heard of up until this morn
ing. AEST END SALOON
By smashing in a rear door, burglars
some time last night effected an en
trance into the saloon of A. C. Hanson,
4533 Fifth avenue, stealing a large
quantity of whisky and cigars. The
robbery was reported to the police,
and an investigation Is being made.
Rheumatism Relieved n a few Hours.
N. B. Langiey. Madison. Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had It lc
my neck so could nnt turn my head,
and all through my Dody. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Bold by Otto Grotjan, 1!01 Second a7e
cue. Rock Island: Gut Schlegel A Son.
120 West Second street Davenport
buy the most
They know a good thinr.
For 10c and 25c unequaled.
I Mil III I n I 1 1 llassi I
Jewel Stoves have
them all beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and our prices are so low
that we are frequently
told we are from $5
'to $10 lower than our
AT 4 IN MORNING
Reck Island Woman Lost in
Own Town and Unable to
Find Her Home.
ACTIONS ARE QUEER
Arouses Householders Early Sunday
Asking for Place to Sleep
Is Sent to Jail.
With a corset in one hand and a
large bouquet of flowers in the other,
a woman, claiming her residence
on Fifth avenue near Twenty
sixth street. awoke neonle In
the vicinity of Eighth street and Fifth
avenue, at 4 o'clock Sunday morning,
in an attempt to get lodging for the
night. She aroused people in a house
at which Officer Gus Kirsch is stay
ing, and the officer promptly placed
the belated wayfarer under arrest and
took her to the police station.
LOST HER WAY.
The woman claimed she left Ottawa.
111., at 11 o'clock Saturday night, and
arrived In Rock Island early Sunday
morning. She could give no reason
For Solving the Great Wilson Puzzle
A valuable premium to everyone solving this puzzle.
DIEECnOS In the above picture are four faces. See If you can
find three of tbem. No matter how many you find, trace the outlines,
numbering them 1, 2, 3, etc., on this or a separate sheet of .paper. Mail
or bring your answer to our store.
FREE To every person who solves the above puzzle we will give, ab
solutely free, by calling at the store, the choice of a beautiful gold
plated ladles' brooch, a beauti'ul irridescent glass bowl, a handsome
set of silver plated salt and pepper shakers, or gentlemen's handsome
watch chain also a manufacturer's credit voucher for $137, good only
aa part payment on any new piano in our store. Only one person in a
family can enter. Only one answer from a perspn. Premiums must be
called for within ten days from closing of contest.
BEJTEJTBER A valuable premium for every one.
Contest Closes December 9, 1912 at 6. p. m.
FBEE 100 beautiful Gold FREE 1 00 beautiful Irridescent
plated Brooches. Glass Bowls.
FREE 100 beautiful Silver Plated Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets.
FREE iOO Gentlemen's Watch Chains.
GRIGGS' MUSIC HOUSE
121 East Second Street Davenport, low
for having passed her own home, and
attempting to gain admittance to hous
es many blocks from her own abode..
She strenuously denied the allegation:
that she was under the influeno of;
intoxicants, and merely dismissed the
matter with the statement, "I wis
lost." She claims to have resided la
this city four years, but said she did
not know where Second avenue was
located when she alighted from the
train. The authorities believe that
the woman has been eating "dope
and is not exactly responsible for her
actions. She was covered with dlrtl
from head to foot, her hat was cocked
on one side of her head and her stock
ings were down below her knees. Sh
was fined $100 and costs this morning1
on a charge of disorderly conduct, and
being unable to liquidate, was taken
to the county jail to serve a 20-dayi
STORE OF MISSING
GROCER IS CL0SED1
No trace, as yet, has been found otj
Fred Larson, the Rock Island grocer, j
who mysteriously disappeared fro tat
his home at 1021 Fifteenth street,!
about two weeks ago and has not been
seen since. Larson for a number ot
years conducted a grocery store at the '
corner of Seventh avenue and Fif
teenth utreet, and Saturday night this
establishment was closed. The polloe
have not been asked to aid In the
search for the missing man.