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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1912.
SERVE AS AN AID
TO SANTA GLAUS
Cold Weather Is Successful
Reminder of Approaching
Christmas Season. .
GOODFELLOWS GET BUSY
Fjnd for Relief of City' Poor Children
Begins Growing Rapidly
Need It Great.
FOR THE SANTA CLAUS
Cut Out and Mail to The Argus
I will agree to buy Christmas gifts for poor
children. I desire that the nrmes of the poor children to
gether with their ages and addresses be furnished me
through The Argus Santa Claus Fund Committee.
NEW PLANT FOR
With a fw days of cold weather to
! nui fl thm that Christmas is not
Jar rff. the Rood fellows of Ryck Is
land arc beginning to take hold and
boost The Argus San'a Claus plan. To
day brought several cash donations and
r'';'e?ts for the names of children to
whom some charitably inclined person
i aii play Santa Claus. The warm
vi.vtur of the past few weeks has
inn-le Christmas seem a long way off,
ii id the result has b'en a slow re-1
Son:-e to the appeal of The Argus I I nee
.Santa Claim. That Uie people of the 1
ity u;ll do as nobly as they have In
the j.act gocB without saying, but the
'Jiriniit?et. In charge of the fund would
like to see the cash corne in early so
that all doubt as to the ability of
S-'afi'a Cans to reach all the poor chil
d: u of the city will be removed.
MOMKN FIKT TO HFI"I.
1 tie fact that the heart of woman is
more -enip r than that of man is evi
(1 ii'eil by the donations and requests
for names that have thus far been re-
FLAMES IN VAIN
Muscatine Lumber Shed De
stroyed Still Eurning
IS OVER $60,003
Believed Congress Will Appro
priate $250,000 to Man.
BY ARTHUR WEST.
Washington. Dec 7. Congressmen
Pepper and McKinney and Congressman-elect
Tavenner are working hard
j to assure the appropriation of $250,000
i for the field artillery plant at Rock Is
i land arsenal which will give employ
ment to 250 additional men. Politics
has been laid aside entirely by these
three men and all are wnrklnir for tho
lacked up by Detective William Caul- EOO, of ar8enal The rpanI, is th
field, about 11 o'clock last, night. The , democratlc house and republican senate
are almost certain to make the neces
Congressman-elect Tavenner and M.
J. McEniry of Moline conferred with
Speaker Champ Clark and Colonel
John P. Thompson, acting chief of ord
nance of the war department, relative
to the proposed new arsenal plant.
attention of the government has been
called to the matter.
man was badly intoxicated. He was
this morning ordered out of town.
Second Big Fire in Iowa Town in
Period of 24 Hours Origin
iSpecia.1 to The AfKux.)
i Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 7. Fire
which broke out in one of the lumber
i sheds owned by the Roach & Musser
Sash & Door company, last uttzlit at
MKS. GEORGE WAKEFIELD.
Mrs. George Wakefield, a resident ol
Rock Island county since ISIS, passed
away this morning at 3:20 o'clock at
her home, two and one-half miles north
west of Taylor Ridge, after a lingering
illness of complications.
: She was born Dec. 18, 1S32, In Lan
; caster, England ,and came to Rock ls-
land county In 1848, where she had re
sided ever since. Surviving are two
sons, James C. and William H. of Black
Hawk, and one daughter. Mary E. of
Taylor Ridge. The funeral will be held
Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the
home, with Interment in Chippiannock
. FHAK XORRIS.
Frank Norris, one of the oldest brick
Craft Committee to Make
Report at Session Which
Begins Monday Afternoon,
A. J. Bush of Milwaukee Is In the
city on business for several days.
C. J. Smith, who has been In Chi
cago for the past few days, returned
to Rock Island last night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hodges of Clin
ton, Iowa, arrived In the city this
morning to visit over Sunday.
J. A. Wendell of New York has Join
ed his wife in this city and they will
make a brief visit with friends before
returning to their home.
Mrs. Perry David and daughter Mary
Louise of Lincoln, Neb., arived today
to remain till after the holidays with
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Hall.
OF INJURED WORKER
Joseph Szecink of Moline, a laborer
at Deere & Co.'s shops was today
awarded $2,200 by an arbitration com
mittee which had been named to pass
on the man's claim for damages un
der the receitl- enacted workingman's
compensation laws of the state. May
28, 1912, Szecink lost the fingers and
thumb on his left hand while at work
at a drop forge. He and the com
pany could not agree on the compen
sation, 6o under the law Judge R. W.
Olmsted, then of the county court.
named J. D. Metzgar to act with A.
E. Montgomery for the company and
Frank Gustafson for the laborer, in
adjusting the claim. The result of
their deliberations was not made
known until today.
Were I to sit in my office and wait for tome
straggling patiort to visit me, my name would be a
long time in being brought to your attention.
I am an "ethical" Physician and Surgeon, there
fore the difference between this announment and
a "card" is simply the difference between today
As to the heading of this "talk" I believe that
I can help you. but remember I make no claims of
"cures," I will render you the best service wKhtn
the reach of modern medicine as any reputable
and qualified physician would do.
My card says "Diseases of the Stomach and
:nd by the commitee. a majority of ( 6 o'clock destroyed over $G0.u0O worth ja member
these who want to play Santa Claus
tii' niM'lves are of the fairer sex while
the women are about equal wi h 'he
J:ieti in ti,,. giving of tasli.
Most notable of the t "iii'Mh for
i.am-H in that from one wel) known
lady who rl'-nres to make 10 children
of property about Mi per cent ot which I Murdoch & Jones, and who was the or
in covered by insurance. At 2 o'c.ock , panizer of Rock Island union No. 7. B.
this afternoon the tire was still burn-' t. & I. M.f died this morning at 10:40
iiig, although t he flames were under o'clock of heart trouble at the home of
control. FireiiK'ii had an all niubt bat-; his son, Frank J. Norris, Twenty-fourth
tie and sucieeded in saving the fac-1 street, South Rock Island,
tory building and the remainder of the; Deceased was born Aug. 12. 1S24. in
I ni'l'y. Xhe lock care of that number : lumber sheds. streams playing on England .coming to Rock Island in
hiKi ear also and counts it as part of , the flames during the greater part ofjlS54, where he had resided ever since,
her Christinas joy. Anoher lady who j the night. The shed in which the lire j Oct. 15. 1852, he was united in marriage
i!e.,ircs two names, requests that she ! originated was completely destroyed j to Miss Margaret Downey, who, with
b" men if possible the same two she i together with seven box cars, two j two daughters and one son, preceded
hiMl last year. However." she says, cabin boats and two launches. The him in death.
".f they cannot be given to me at least ! Sash and Door plant is situated be-i Surviving him
me two other worthy and tieedv
il.ililreii to whom Santa Clans would j
o heruie (, a stranger." j
m:i:i rim - mi.
The writer only wishes that nil the;
f.oi (lfe'.lnws of Rock Is'iitnl could
have been with liim on Sec cud avenue'
thin morning to witness n lit 1 1t- inci
dent which occurred ;ibou' lo o'clock '
In front of u department store where
a coup .iler;.!i(. number of toys l lm - are
ilein- to (he heart of a hoy are on dis- .
)Ih A rag ued little "ncwsie" stood i structures nearby
v it ! hi;; face pressed agalnot the glass, ! 1
c.i.m ig in rapture a' the things inside,
one cou'd just se. how he would like
to be turned loose among them or giv-
n posse-sion of any one of 'he lot.
His nppeaiance didn't augur well for
bin receiving any of them through the
tueil urn of San'a Claus howeve r.
Another newsle approached a wel'.
tween the railroad tracks and the ! illiam and Frank Norris, of this city,
river and due to the fact that the w ind ; and Mrs. Agnes Cooper of Alexis, 15
was blowing towards the water, the grandchildren and seven great-grand-r
mainder of the plant was saved. j children.
riK MivniH. ! T1e funeral will be held Monday af
The cause of the tire is a 'mvsterv. ! ternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home
With the conflagration of last night, of ,1,s ' Frar,k N'rris, on Twenty
Muscat i tie has sustained a total .oss'fo"r,b !itreet- with interment in Cbip
of over $120. wiihin a period of 24 j P'annoek cemetery.
uwuir, a. uicur I iit i rtru iiift uiKlii
co mpletely destroying the ('. T. (irum
me building and damaging other1
A very important meeting of the
county supervisors is scheduled to be-
who was; gin Monday afternoon. In addition to
Of Norris, 'thp mutiny matters ciwh u HurHtinir
and allowing bills and receiving re
ports, the report of the com.-nit.tee
which has been investigating the al
leged graft in the sheriff's office is to
make its report. The committee has
been in session much of the time for
the last month and an exhaustive re
port with recommendations is ex
pected. Whatever finding the commit
tee makes, a fight among the super
visors is apt, to follow.
Another important matter is the
are three children, , question of building a bridge
FARMER BOY ROBBED
IN A MOLINE SALOON
A young farmer boy, who has been
husking. corn and saving his money for
the past three or four months, was
robbed of his entire earnings in a Mo
line saloon last night. He was Inveigled
into the place, where he became Intox
icated, after which his money disappeared.
Dr. James R. Hull
405-406 Safety Building,
Office Hours: 10 to 1:30, and 2:30 to 5.
St. Louis. Phillip II. Thomas, who
was found in a poorhouse at Tren
ton, Tenn., after 16 years of wander
ing, died at the home of a daughter
Rock Island Ahead.
The citizens have everything to gain
and nothing to lose by giving the Auto
matic Telephone company a chance.
Rock Island is ahead anyway you
figure it, for if the Tri-City Automatic
Home Telephone company spends a
vast sum of money among the laboring
over i people it will also help the merchants
kock river at I olona. Henry county The company can collect no monev
has filed a bill for mandamus to force, w hatever from Rock Island citizens
action on the part of Rock Is'.and I until after it has 12,000 telephones
county and t,he supervisors face the j in operation. , The franchise says so.
necessity of fighting the case or pro-; It will take two and one-half mil-
vid'.ng for an outlay of about $:;o,000 1 lions of dollars to build a telephone
New York. Joseph H. Choate was
made president of the Pilgrims of the
I'nited States. The vice presidents
include J. P. Morgan, General Stewart
L. Woodford and Lord Charles Beres-ford.
WHO'S BACK OF THE .
Successful Bankers, Business
Men and Telephone
The TriCity Automatic Hoim
Telephone company Is backed by
some of the leading bankers, mer
chants and business men of the tri
cities and some of the best telephone
men in the I'nited States. '
The president of the Tri-City Auto
matic Home Telephone company is E.
H Moulton of Minneapolis, one of the
liiost successful telephone men in thii
country. He and his associates have
more than ten millions of dollars in
Kewanee, 111 Henry Sherman of! vested in the telephone system coven
Bradford, southeast of here, is deadjir.g the northwest, which extends
a3 the result of blood poisoning. His I throughout Wisconsin, Minneosta, Da
right hand was pricked by a thorn ! kotas and into Montatia and from the
while he was husking corn two weeks I Canadian border, southward down th
South Bend, Ind. South Bend milk
dealers have unanimously agreed to
raise the retail price of milk from sev
en to eight cents a quart. Increased
price of the wholesale product, is giv
en as the cause.
NEAR STABBING FRAY IN
HAMPTON 2AL00N BRAWL
While in a dn : A n rage, Louis Klein
au of Hampton M sterday afternoon
pulled a knife on f'red Fuhlman in a
saloon there, and' made a murderous
attack. The man had been making
for this county's share of the bridge
co6t. For several years Hock Island
has delayed the building of the bridge
because of lack of funds.
rbtnt for 12,000 telephones
When we get this two and one-half
millions of dollars invested in the tri
cilies we will have to give the public
a st;i;are deal and treat the subscrib
ers right, and give them the best ser
vice and the lowest rates, or they will
leave us and go to the old telephone
company. If our subscribers should
leave us our investment of millions
Mrs. Annette Bostrom, the young L f dollars wouM berutned; so )t ,8 up
Moline widow, to whom the state points to us to be good and treat the public
trouble all day, and was arrested by ag Fre1 wheeler's motive for a desire i riht and give the best service at the
MRS. BOSTROM TELLS
WHEELER'S DUAL LIFE
the town marshal and brought to Rock
i Island this afternoon. He was arraign
! ed in the police court on a disorderly
sentenced to 40
.j.essed little hustler who wasn't sell-; Augustana Lyceum Association Z
1-,., . . u..i I J idavs in the county ja
. u,,, hi,-i fiy io Holds Its Annual Mft
five vent to his excess energy and am- i - nolas 113 annual meei
Mtion Joyfully he apprised the rasped ' nfif Today,
u: chin of the many toys he was to get I -
lit i nr. Minns and even pointed out. I ,-,.,.. .,',.. -u ,.a , ' J,i, t. HJins nin,l -ith resented himself to her as u-irinu-or
of the choicer ones as being on . staff of Hip Anpiintana m.snrver ti a Velio test car at Fifteenth street and i when he delivered coal, notatoes. ar-
nionthly college publication, were Fourth avenue, Moline. Meyers claims
elected this morning at the annual ti e automobile was violating the traf
meeting of the Lyceum association. ' fie ordinance .and was the cause of the
be county jail.
F. C. Meyers of Moline was slightly
t injured at noon today when the motor-
to get rid of his wife that he might
make love to the younger and hand
somer woman, was on the stand yes
terday afternoon and unfolded the al
leged dual life Wheeler had been liv
ing. The trial is going on in Rock-
Mrs. Bostrom asserts Wheeler repre-
lowest rate. (Advertisement.)
tin liJt. The smaller lad listened at
lentnHy as one would to distant niu
s e and finally his little heart could
Kami it tin longer and he began cry
ing Between sobs he confessed that
lie did not expeet a single present this
Christum because his mother tappar
f itlv h0 was a widow was sick and
uikiM" to work so that the family was
cn i hur'ty n It was.
The w rl'cr took the poor little chap's
I ' iiiiit- and needless to say. the boy's
f-'.ir that Santa Clans will miss him
Christ mas w ill not be realized.
Moitv too .km:h
W. this the only lad in the city
who i pcctrd to be mls.M'd or who was
I'ue !o he passed by when Santa Claus
inakis bis visit, there would be no
i (1 t,.r Uock Island (Joodfeliows glv-
t"g ef their money or lime. r both, at !
t! request of The Argus Santa Claus!
Fvt! committee. I'lifortunntely there
uri about ri 0 other youngsters to
wh"f.; Ch'ls'mas will have no joy uu
b - the (eiodfcllows get busy.
TI i Aikiis knows that there ar
n'b.-s citizen in Rock Island who
w !l -no the limit" to aid In making
Christinas hiiea real meaning to these
.h;i(!r. n. provided these ptople can be
linprissed with the need. They have
u!j t.. go- in touch with the charita
' 'i' m e:et. to find that w hat is said
l. ii is true, that there are 500 children
who M:n.d a:t exec Hen" chance of liav
,!'g San'a Clausless i ..i istmas.
irgani.t d effort has taken carp of
er one nf them in 'he past and
inii rlt ss w .M auain this year. The Ar.
g is Santa C!.ii so Fund committee will
ineivr d 'nations in cash with which
!).. candit s. nuts and the like will be
bought a til distributed, or will send
t am. s of ch:'dr'i to whom any who
o (loirs can play Santa Clans ihem-
The election passed off fc.moot.hly and collision.
without the usual excitement that has,
characterized Lyceum contests in pas; ,
years. Although there was some evi-:
deuce of "machine politics" and clique
work, this was not as conspicuous as
iti former years. Occasional. y a
"toot, toot" would be heard and the j
noise of generating steam,' but. these
Would Divorce Wife.
Kdvain H. Hogberg of Moline today
Pled petition for divorce in the cir
cuit clerk's office. In his bill he
charges his wife, Lulu Hogberg, with
adultery and names Frank Lease.
Wiliiams & Ingclson of Moline are the
were generally disregarded. , a. .m m-j .
Will Roob of Rock Island, w ho has i
acted in the capacity of editor of the
Obs rver during the fall months, was
; reelected to that position by accla
' ma'.ion. Mr. Roob has proved a very
j capable editor and his unanimous
election Is considered a rare tribute
j to his work. Other editors follow:
College Evan Anderson,
j Seminary Joshua Nelson.
I Academy E. A. Peterson.
I Alumni Mrs. K. T. Anderson,
i Conservatory Heien Reinemund.
Exchanges Clarence Granlund.
Society Iaura Munson.
j Business Walfred Swedberg.
' Hits and Hints Emil Dahlberg.
j Athletics C. E. Swanbeok.
i Hanager Herbert. Anderson.
; Officers of the Lyceum are H. W.
Linden, president; Verner Swanson.
vice presi-Jent; Oscar Uustafson, sec
retary; Carl Broholin. corresponding
secretary; Linus Johnson and Will!
Robb. members of executive commit
tee for three years. Reports from the
business manager of the Observer
showed total income of $1,100, with a;
small margin of profit. The receipts,
of the lyceuni lecture course were
ti-W, also showing a small baiance In
favor of the lyceum. j
Notice to Contractors.
Lids will be received at the office of
the mayor, 9 a. m., Dec. 21, 1912, for
the improvement of Thirty-eighth
st-eet from the south line of Seventh
avenue to south line of Eighteenth
avenue, by paving with brick.
Plans and specifications on file at
t'm office of the citv enerineer. Con-
pies and blocks to her home, and later ,r..0,or will )P Daid in bond8 i)earine
iinaiiceu a inu 10 cnic-ago, wnere ne
bought her furs and finery. A mar- j
five per cent interest.
All bids must be accompanied by
ried woman chaperoned them on thecash or a certified check payable to
Chicago trip. Returning home, Wheel- j tUo resident of the board of local im-
Chicken lunch tonight at Bennett's,
1307 Second avenue. 1-2-3-4 in One.
Many persons find tnemselves af
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza. As this cough of the best on this continent.
Mississippi almost to the trl-cltiea.
This extensive system Is known as
the Tri-State Telephone & Telegraph
company. The company operates over
75,000 telephones in addition to the
several thousand miles of long dla
tr.rce toll lines.
Any merchant of Minneapolis or St.
Paul will tell you that 75 per cent of
the telephone business of the north
west is done over this syBtem.
E. H. Moulton, who, as stated above,
hi president of the Tri-City Automatic
Home Telephone company. Is also
president of this extensive telephone
system of the uorthwest. Mr. Moulton..
besides being one of the most sue
cer.sful telephone men In the country,
has In the last third of century also
built up one of the most successful
bi'iiking institutions of the northwest,
with deposits of more than $14,000,000.
Several thousand citizens of Min
neapolis and St. Paul are -financially
interested in his telephone system.
which government experts say 1b one
can be promptly cured by the use of
Chamberlain's "Cough Remedy, it
should not be allowed to run on until
it becomes troublesome. Sold by all
er sent up a piano and continued to
supply the table with chickens and
eggs from his farm.
In March, Mrs. Bostrom said, she
had occasion to go to Moline, Wheeler
paying her fare and giving her some
spending money. When in Moline, she
wrote to him, suggesting a new suit,
hat and gloves would "make me the
swellest girl In Rockford." This note
touched the heart of Wheeler, who wir
ed her money on several occasions.
She said the last remittance reached
her March 30, or the day following Mrs.
Wheeler's death. Mrs. Bostrom turn
ed over the letters Wheeler sent. Her
notes to the defendant were found in. a
barn on the farm. The state expects to
rest i's case today.
provements and in the amount dl 10
per cent of the bid.
II. M. SCHRIVER,
President of the Board of Local Im
Try them just once
I. O. O. F. Attention I
Members of Ucal Lodge, 608, I. O.
O. F., are requested to meet at our hall
Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
sharp to attend funeral of Brother
James Hampsou of Coal Valley. All
visiting brothers are invited to attend.
By order of V. J. Rogers, N. C;
V ;lliam Guldenzopf, R. S. (Advertisement.)
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
No more argument
needed. 10c and 25c.
If you. are suffering from bilious
ness, constipation, indigestion, chron
ic headache, invest one cent in a jnos
til card, send to Chamberlain Medi
cine Co., Des Moines, Iowa, with your
r-hi m i i a i aavi Lift lilt? anu auu i ess uioiuij vu i uv.n.
rLAU JUIIM I Wltbl Nujand they will forward you a free sam
Representatives from the Rock Is-j pie of Chamberlain's Stomach and
land and Moline lodges Knights of i Liver Tablets. Sold by all druggists.
r ' Koup
ti". PreP Rup Curc a
Notice to Hunters
Will prosecute any hunters
found trespassing on any of (4
Signed by the committee.
Farmers' Protective As
sociation of Black
Columbus, win meet in the latter city
next Monday evening, to make ar-
,' rancompntji for th annual initintnrv'
i ) ! 13 ' .
j!! ; ceremonies w hich take place in Jan-
uary at Moline. Davenport has pre-
viously joined in this event but this
I year will act independently. Ben Ds
; Jaeger of Moline has been appointed
1 district deputy of the Rock Island and
i Monmouth district, according to infor
; mation received here today.
MISS BLANCHE WILSON
MISS TEEL'S HAIR SHOP
Room 410 Best Building
Telephone West 2024 (
Shampooing, manicuring, scalp
massage, facial massage, hair
dressing, hair goods and toilet
telephone rates charged by his com
pany are lower than those tftarged In
aa;' other cities of similar size In the
world, the rates being lower than
those found in London, Berlin or Paris,
where the cities own the telephone
companies, and yet at the same time
itl.o Tri State Telephone company pays
wages far in excess of those paid in
the capitals of Europe where the tele
phone plants are government owned.
Bryan II. Osborn of Franklin, ; Pa.,
a prominent attorney and bank direc
tor and who represents a number of
eastern investors. Is also associated
with Mr. Moulton in the Tri-City
Automatic Home Telephone company.'
There are also some representative
business men and bankers of the tri-
ci'ies associated with these men In.
this enterprise, Hon. L. S. McCabe
of Rock Island being one of them.
If the voters are given an oppor
tunity to vote on this question and if
they give us permission to build a
telephone system in Rock Island the
company will build the best telephone
exchange on earth, one that will give a
class of service that cannot be sur
passed, that, will save the citizens at
great many thousands of dollars in
telephone rentals and will be an insti-.
tution that the city will be Justly,
proud of. (Advertisement.)
a l,r-vonri ana cure.
L o fr.- Safe. pOPit've.
25c " "'""T",. 50c
1 rrr uir, SI. Crt Prf
Prut l KtMid I
Enraged because the bartender re
fused to sell hiiu any mere drinks,
Krauk Anderson, who was intoxicated,
last night started a fight in a down
town saloon. utj-ing the shirt from
Emil Yantz. the bartender, and rais
icg a big disturbance. He was arrest
ed on a charge of assault and battery
and tliis morning given his liberty, a
$100 fine being suspended over bis
' Claiming he bad been robbed of
,i.u, John Clifford of Perry, Iowa, w as j terror
Given at K. C. Hall,
Thursday, Dec. 12.
Six Prizes He'll Give
While Bleuer's Orches
PROTEST "SCAB" BOILERS
IN NEW MOLINE CITY HALL
Union boilermakers last night heid
a mass meeting at Industrial hall,'
Moline, to protest against the installa
- j tion of "scab" boilers in the new city
1 ' hall there. The city of Moline has
, purchased boilers manufactured by
j the Kewanee Boiler .works, an open
; shop, and the union men believe that,
i the purchase of "scab" products by
I th city is a slam at organized labr
' A formal protest has been made to
y j the Mo.iue commissioners.
Minister Is Attacked.
Rev. Mott R. Sawyers, secretary of
the Davenport Y. M. C. A. is the ob
ject of a cowardly attack through the
mails by unknown persons. He has
been receiving insulting post cards
Myyr" i fcJid letters tor sometime past and tUe,
Xmas Chair and Rocker Sale
f.oc&ers of every
Over Two Hundred
Rockers, Chairs, Etc..
U TJ IB ...mif V
r n 'i Iff
and marked, as Xmas ?oeah. To save on your Xmas
buying look for the. big yellow tags.
W. S. HOLBROOK, Davenport, Iowa
Sake Yonr Selections Early Will Hold Goods for Xma Delivery