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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1912.
BAR ASSOCIATION !
CALLED JO ACT
IN WELLS CASE
Judge Olmsted Enters Order
Drawn After Attorneys
MEETING IS REQUESTED
Unwarranted Reflection Upon Integ
rity of Hon. William Jackson
Cited a Cause.
FOR THE SANTA GLAUS
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.
TO ADD TO FUND
Citizen Whose Own Child Is
Dead, Desires to Help Make
Other Children Happy. .
AIDS ARGUS SANTA CLAUS
Judge R. W. Olmsted today entered
an order disposing, bo far as the cir
cuit court is concerned, of the prelim
inary proceedings involving the stund
lr.g of Phil Wells as an attorney v..
1). Connelly, president of the I Lock Island-County
Bar association, is ui
rected to call an early meeting of that
body to take such action as may Le
demanded. The order was prepared
by the court after the attorneys in the
case. Hon. William McEniry, appear
ing for Hon. William Jackson, and C.
B. Marshall, appearing for Wells, had
fulled to agree upon the wording to
TEXT OF OIIDKH.
The order, which recites the cause
for action and 'furnishes a basis for
disbarment proceedings, if such ari
favored by members of the associa
tion. Is as follows:
"State of Illinois, Rock Island coun
ty, ss In the circuit court of f:iid
county, to the September term, A. I).,
"The people of the State of Illinois
vs Harry .McCaskrin, I'hilip H. Wells
and Edward Gardner Criminal Gen.
No. 6433. Motion to quash indict
ment. "And now on this 2Iiih day of No
vember. 1S12. comes the state's attor
ney of this court and also William
Jai kson. an attorney of this court, by
WHIam McEniry, his attorney, and
Philip H. Wells, also an attorney of
this court, by C. B. Marshall, his at
tr ri ey, and thereupon came on for fi
nil hearing the motion filed in this
cavse Nov. 26, 1M2. by Raid Jackson'
that so much of the affidavit of said
Wells, filed In this suit in support of
b'r motion to (jiiuhIi the indictment
agllnst. him, said Wells, that charges
In substance that on the 23rd day of,
March. 1512, said Jackson -met said;
Wells and in a high state of rape and
excitement against said Wells accost-;
ed him and began a tirade of abuse
saying that said Wells ought to be j
driven out of Rock Island. Further;
tbt so much of said affidavit thatj
charges said JacPSon that he went to i
Jjdge Ramsay of this court and by.
false and untruthful statements to
said Judge concerning the necessity!
of calling a special grand jury, did
de.-eive and mislead the said judge by;
fult-e nnd untruthful statements forj
the purpose of prevailing upon him,
paid Judge, to issue a special venire
for a grand jury. Further that so j
much of the sjiid affidavit that charges:
llu.t the said judge ; deceived and
milled by the untruthful and false1
statements of the said Jackson, and
s.'.ld Judge was prevailed upon there
by to Issue an order discharging the
regular graud jury of said court for
the January term and calling for a
special venire to issue for another
Civet Check With Direction to Spend
It for Little Ones Much
Money Is Needed.
"My little girl Is dead, but there are'
several hundred live children in this
city to whom I would play Santa Claus
it I could," said a gentleman today as
much of said affidavit as is set out in! regards the land itself,
the motion of said William Jackson,: did not commit himself.
Certs upon the said William Jackson.i may need park.
b- expunged from said affidavit. j A n,ove-.nent ie now on foot to se-!he handed in his check for $5.00 to-
And it appearing to the court from cure baBeban tcr Rock isand next i wards The Argus Santa Claus Fund.
;J:".davits on file in this cause that the , season The movement i8 backed by ("Although I cant afford to be Santa
pun of the- aihdavit of said Wells or-jJack Titfie and it jg understood that I Claus .o nA of them, I want to do my
dered to be expunged was made by j various club owners on the Three-Eye ' hare and will leave it to you to see
:o Weils in part absolutely and in , clrcuit ve ,n avor of the pr0pO8itJloI1 . that the money is spent in making
part on information and belief andjSboul(, materialize, it to scmo rtiSdren happy."
; would be deferred, and that the park
! could be secured by Tighe.
OF POLICE GASES
' I II I B II I Ml t
Mrs. Schroeder Comments Up-
"U is ordered by the court that the
said aifidavit of said Wells, the affl-
J-tvits, of William Jackson, Joseph L. I
Haas, Fred R. Pollard. Frank Plum
met, George W. Gamble and Edward
W Schoede. together with the files,
aii l orders in this cause, including this'
cr:'er, be and the same are hereby re
IV '-red to the bar association of this j
coi.nty for their investigation and for;
Mich anion as, in their judgment, is
ciiiieit for in the premises.
VKKTIXtt TO BIS HELD.
And it is further ordered that B. j on Action of Associated
I). Connelly, an attorney of this bar
and presii! t of the said bar associa
tion of sa.a county, shall, with all due
convenience and dispatch, call a meet-,
ing of the members of said association
ana. when convened, present to said
association this order together with
il' files and orders in this cause.
"It is further ordered that a copy
of this order be served by the clerk
o" this court upon B. IJ. Connelly, an
attorney of this court and president of
s: id bar association.
R. W. OLi'STED, Judge."
NEED FOR RELIEF
If everyone in Rock Island, of those
w:th means, made up his mind that
he is going to make someone else
ht:pp this Christmas, there would be
no disappointed little children Christ- jrr
mas morning. :ot a cnua wouia watte i
up and f.na an empty stocking or a!
con niete dearth of the things that, go.
to make Christmas the merriest time
of th. year. Everyone would be taken
care of in fine style for there are plen
ty of feople in the city who can afford
ARGl'S POINTS WAY.
Believing that the good people of
Rock Ifland iave the desire as well
as the ability to help Santa Claus for
the poor children of the community.
EXISTS The Argus has in accordance wit.h its
; urual custom, provided means for en
: listing in the cause. A committee in-
Jewel Stoves have
' 1 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
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.
Alien Mvers & Company
Children and Other Innocent Parties eluding the MiEses Margaret Giles and
DIca Ramser, both of whom are thor
oughly familiar with the poor people
of the city, are preparing a list of
names of the children to whom a San
ta Claus other than The Argus Santa
Claus. will be a stranger this year.
People who desire to give may send'
money to the committee and It will ;
That the ultimatum of the Associa-
r' v. . 1 i : :
police cases in its home, will work a '
great hardship upon the police matron,
was declared today byMrs. M. Schroe
der, in a s'atement to a representative
of The Argus, In which she explained
the handicap which would be imposed.
j should this ruling be strictly enforced.
Improvements Sold at Sheriff's " sincerely regret that there should
CAiat any u lopio.j' Ji lading Ui a, en alli
ed relationship between the police de-
WHEN PIPE FAILS
Mysterious Break Results in
Damage to Central Pres
JACK FROST NOT BLAMED
Accident Is Discovered by Young Peo
ple Rehearsing for Christmas
Water from a bursted pipe In the
pastor's study flooded the southwest
' i . ... n A t V. T-i. . .... Vt . r,i tnva ng n- 1 r nm pp nf t h x n w f 4 0 OOrt Pentrnl Prpa-
d!es, nuts and the like to be given the'byterian church, at. Fourteenth street
and Tenth avenue, last night. Fortun-
People's National Bank Building.
Rock Island, III.
Sale for Unpaid Rental
Payments for Two Years Du
Ground May Be Cut Up and
Sold as Residence Lots.
At a Hheriff's saie this morning, H.
K. Cas'eel bought the fixtures of the
baseball park, including fences,
blfachers, grandstand, club house, wa
ter tank, etc., for $771 to satisfy a
claim for back rental in the sum of
$7j(, due for the year 1911. An addi
tional attachment has also been made
against the Rock Island Baseball asso-
rrra n A iiivv a ctriflpn fillf. lf Hit i
affidavit and expunged from the mes ciat ion for $,,o rental due for he year
or record of this suit. ; wh!lh 18 aIso u"Paid- Tlle
"And also upon motion of said Wells ' v' agaiust the property was
for leave of this court to expunge "- som(x me aK bX Mr- Casteel.
from his said affidavit so much and1'1' b('l'alf of those who own the ball
e'ery part thereof included in said P"rk grounds, the step being taken
motion of said Jackson that reflects; "8 a matter of self-protection,
upon the conduct of said William Jack-i It is possible the park will be
6oa j platted and cut up into city lots next
iiriikhi'I) STliK KK. i spring, although this information is
"And the court now
ired In the premises,
being fully ad-; unofficial. When asked regarding his
end upon con-; plans as to the disposition of the fix-
partment and the Associated Charities.
I have nothing but the kindliest feel
ines towards them, and cannot exactlv
CREDITORS comprehend the reason for the stand
j which has been taken. Many times
girls have been S'randed in the city.
and as they are unacquainted wUb any
one here, they naturally seek the aid
of the police. Little children who have
run away have frequently been found
and taken to the police stafion. We
have no detention room there, and even
if such were the rase, there wou-ld bo
no one to care for the inmates at
XOTHIVG BIT (ELL.
"If the ruling of the Associated Char
ities is to hold, children of tender years I
who have been brought to the police
station, w ill be compelled o share & '
felon's cell wl h the hardened wome.nl
of the world, and young boys will b
thrown in contact with the worst of
c riminals. I had hoped to work in har-j
mony with the Associated Charities, i
but if they see fit to do otherwise, I i
can only say that I am sorry. If tha !
Association house will not receive such,
cases, something must be done imme
diately. I feel deeply hurt about the
mat'er. and am at a loss to understand
why such a ruling has been made."
little ones Christmas eve.
The second and more enjoyable ately the break was discovered within
method is to play Santa Claus your- j a few hours, or the damage might have
self. Names of worthy children will j been irreparable. As it is, the loss will
be furnished at your request and you j be considerable. The furnishings and
may take care of them in any way i floor of the study were soaked and
you see fit just so thai you do not fail the water ran down through the hall
to remember them entirely. j0r entrance into the bastment. Some
addkkssks are dkmhkd. of the plaster may be loosened and the
Preparation of the list of children woodwork is likely to warp aud show
for Santa is a big task. It is desired j stains.
that none be missed and last) What the cause of the break was la
year's list is of little use because ; a matter, of doubt. Rev, Marion Hum
there have been so many removals. It 1 phreys, the pastor, has been out of
will facilitate matters very much if , the city several days, but Mrs.
patents or others knowing of children! Humphreys was in the study as late
who are likely to he missed by Santa
on nis rouna mis year win arop a
note giving their addresses to Miss
Mr-rgaret Giles, in care of The Argus.
Mien HKi.r is i:i:i)F.n.
Several large donations in the past
few days have swelled The Argus
Sr.nta Claus fund to a considerable ex
tent but it is still insufficient to care
for all the little ones who would other
v ire be missed. It behooves the
people of the city who are in
sytrpathy with the move to "got into
the band wagon," and give of their
money or ask for names.
There are nearly 500 poor children
to be taken care of and everyone of
ttem deserve a Christmas. XVhether
or not they will get it is up to the
gocdfellows of Rock Island.
as 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
building has been heated during the
recent cold weather and it Is consider
ed unlikely that Jack Frost had any
thing to do with it.
FOUND BY CHANCE.
Mrs. Humphreys was drilling a party
of young people for Christmas exer
cises last evening. They were using
the entertainment hall in the basement.
"Water running down a pillar from the
auditorium overhead attracted the at
tention of someone, and an investiga
tion discovered the source from which
it came. A hurry-up call for a plumb
er was turned In and he shut off the
water. Then a number of members of
the congregation were summoned and
several hours were spent In bailing
and mopping the church. The accident
will not interfere with services tomorrow.
Christmas eve at Armory hall. A gocd
musical program will be furnished by
a local orchestra and a large attend
ance Is expected.
To Give Christmas Ball.
The Afternoon club has perfected
the final arrangements for its Christ-1
mas ball which will be given on
ARE ORDERED 00
Pursuant to his policy to eliminate
machine gambling in the county Sher
iff O. Uruucr today notilled two es
tablishments in the upper end of the
county to remove slot, machines. One
alleged offender Is Charles Wcinier. of
Hillsdale, who was bound over th s
week on tho charge of abduction. Tlio
sheriff was informed that he w:m run
ning a slot machine in his barber shop
and pool hall. The other party Is J.
I. Boz, who conducts a restaurant at
Rarstow. "Slot machines cannot bo
used in this county while I am sher
iff," said Mr. Rruner today.
federation thereof, doth order that soitures at the park, and the p'.ans asi
The only Baking Powder made from
Rqyal Grape Cream of Tartar
Read tho Label
Alum BakingPowder will net
make neaithjul rood
ONLY 8 ZSLORE
Letters to Santa Claus
LOOK TO SAFETY OF CITY'S
MOVING PICTURE HOUSES
Rock Island "movie" temples are
being investigated by the state fac
tory inspectors, who make it their bus
iness to prevent the employment of
minors and also to see that the 10
hour working law for women is en
forced. Commissioner M. T. Rudgren
is in receipt of a letter from the state
inspection bureau, asking for the
names of all 5 and 1-cent theatres In
the city, together with the names of
the proprietors. The requsite
niation was forwarded today.
Island has six "picture" shows, tse
F'umily, Colonial, Lyric, Majestic and
pieces operated by R. H. Griffith and
E H. Corbin, located at Ninth avenue
and Ninth street and 600 Fourth ave
Dear Santa Claus: I want a cowboy
suit, and a fire wagon and a pair of
skates, if you will bring them, please;
also a magic laii'ern and a necktie and
some handkerchiefs. WI LIZARD.
Dear Santa Claus: I would like to
have a story book, a bicycle, and elec
tric train, a pair of leggins, and a pair i
of cowboy gloves.
I have a little sister who cannot
write yet, aud I want to tell you wha
she needs. She would like a nice,
warm coat and bonnet to match the
coat, a nice, big doll, and doll buggy
and mamma wants a nice, warm coat
j also. There are five of 113 and we need
a fire to keep us warm v. hen 'he we;iii
er is cold. Can't you bring us a tur
. key, too, and if you can spare them,
some nuts and candies,
! II : . . .. .. d 6
I i CiS-ll if rain v-.'vv S S
Dear Santa Claus: Will you kindly !
send me an air rif.e, and a toy piano i
for my sister Ruth, who is two years j
old? I would also like some play- '
things. Good bye, Santa Claus. j
Dear Santa Claus:' I Thought I would j
infor-wn,e ana lel J0U Know ,lial 1 nave-i
Rock tbree sisters and one brother. My fcis- j
ters are aged 3, a and 7, and my brother ;
is 13. I would like to have some pres- '
ents for. thc-m and myself, and hope
you will r.ot forge- us. Your ioving
friend, GRACE. ,
TEE CAK 3
Quick Relief tor Rheumatism,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief for
George W. Koons. Lawton. Mich.,
Rheumatism has given tar wife woa
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
could not lift hand or foot; bad to be
lifted for two months. She began the
use of the remedy and improved rap
idly. On Monday she could not move
and on Wednesday she got up, dressed
herself and walked out for breakfast."
Sold br Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second ave
nue. Rock Island; Gust Schlegei
Son, 220 West Second street. Daven
All the news all the time Tha i
It is SO easy to wait until the car stops before get
It is SO hard to patch a broken skull or recover
from a broken hip.
The poor fellow said (when he wai able to say anything) that he had jumped
from a moving car a thousand times in fact he had taken a pride in gracefully
stepping off, always while the car was in motion.
But this one time he was a little awkward and a banana peel helped to do
, There is always a "one time" for a car jumper, and he is sure to get what
is coming to him sooner or later.
Why jeopardise your life and the welfare of your family by running such
And while you are thinking on this subject do not fail to warn your wife
and son and daughter and employees never to jump from or upon a moving car.
WAIT TILL THE CAR STOPS-STOPS PERFECTLY STILL!
TRI CITY RAILWAY
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