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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1912. .
ELKS EXTEND AID
:T0 SANTA CLAUS
Local Lodge Donates $50 to
; Help in Providing Christ
; mas Cheer.
IS AN ANNUAL CUSTOM
Antlsred One Always Considerate of
' Those Who Are Friendless
, Committee Named.
ONLY 6 i&ORE
Many a Rock Island borne win be
made happy on Christinas day as a
reftult of the magnamlty of the local
Elks, who last night presented to var
ious charitable Institutions in this
city the sum of 150, to be used In
bringing Joy to many poor people, who
would not have much of a Christmas
were it not for help of this nature.
Tb donations were each $10, checks
bdMig mailed to The Argus Santa i
Clous fund, the Associated Charities,
West End Settlement, Bethany borne
and Visiting Nurse' association. The
"prod fellow" spirit has always been
a predominant one with the Elks who
yearly expend hundreds of dollars In
unostentatious charity. The custom
of giving to the poor at Christmas time
is mn annual one, with the local lodge,
anil one which is worthy of the high
PI, A MENBKRtHIF CAMPAIGN.
Tlans for a monstrous membership
csirpalgn were discussed at the nTeet
ing last night, as a result of which 40
men were appointed on four separate
committees. A contest will be conduct
ed and a trophy awarded to the team
bringing in the most candidates for
The date for the annual banquet has
been set for the last Monday in Jan
uary on which occasion the state con
vention committee will be present and
final arrangements made for the meet
in June. Exoellent speakers will be
B. Morrison, J. A. WaddelL Arthur
Moeenfelder, William Paulsen. Arthur
Harms, Will Roth. Frank R. Weiss, J.
F. Dlndlnger, Carl Zwicker, Will Grif
fith, George Schneider, Jr.
T. J. Murray was elected chairman
of the convention committee and Ar
thur Huesing was named as member
of the committee to fill a vacancy.
George Juhns was elected trustee to
The meeting was followed by a so
MAJOR G. KELLER
Commission of Engineers Nam.
cd to Experiment With Tow
Major Charles Keller of the local
United States engineers' office is in
Baltimore, Md., attending a meeting of
various engineers and government offi
cials who have been conducting exper
iments in order to perfect a new type
of tow boat. About a year ago, a com
mittee appointed from this board,
made a trip to Europe to investigate
conditions there, and since that time
an effort has been made to Incorpor
ate the Ideas of the old and the new
world as regards tow boats, with a
IS AIRED IN COURT
Carfleld Grable, colored, has a mark
ed antipathy towards churches. He
believes In the old motto, "eat, drink
and be merry for tomorrow you may
die," and opines that if one must
waste valuable time in various sanc
tuaries to be happy when you die he
will take a chance on the brimstone
diet, in the vast hereafter. Because
his almost mother-in-law, who made
her home with him, insisted that her
daughter accompany her to divine
service, while Grable desired the com
panionship of the said daughter, Beo
si Moss, his housekeeper, during the
dull Sabbath evenings, a, strain of dis
satisfaction crept in upon the scele
of blissful domesticity and subse
quently wrecked the old homestead.
Crable Becured the services of Bes
sie Mobs as housekeeper, and finally
sent for his caretaker's mether, who
hr.s for some time past made her home
lth the couple. The trouble started
when the church proposition was
breached by mamffia? and ended in po
lice court this morning. Last Satur
day mamma took her daughter and
left the Grable manor house and found
new accommodations, ccording to
mother-in-law's story, Grable last right
sought out the ladies in their new
heme, and upon being denied entrance.
raised such a disturbance that sleep
was out of the question. The arrest
Mrs. Moss told the court that years
ago Grable bad raised a disturbance
because she expected to go to church
to attend a funeral and that before
sbe could get away from him she had
to secure the services of a policeman,
"Are you married to this housekeep
er of yours?" asked the judge.
"No, thank God," responded Grable
"Case is dismissed," said the court.
"You people go about your business
and do not molest one another in the
view to securing a craft which will be
.T.ur.ri n1 tVio nroSiCnn nmmtao. in ! model of Utility. It is Understood
be one of the most elaborate in re
A minstrel show will be given some
time In February and prelimmary ar
rangements are now under way.
The automobile committee expects
tJ set a date for the awarding of the
cur in the near future.
I COMMtTTF.ES NAMED.
The following committees were
Automobile -L. M. Casteel, chair
man; Karl Montague. Louis Long,
Caleb Carpenter and Walter Yerbury.
Minstrel show J. J. Hasley, chair
man; O. B. Hampton, Maurice Coot,
Bnmuel R. Davis, Carl Farnburg.
Membership committee H. W Co-
rail, chairman; George W. Ackley,
Robert Adums, Carl A. Anderson, E
TV Ames, Fred Aster, Ben Bahen, C,
Ttaardsley, Maurice Bloch, H. W
Crawford. Paul Bruner, Albert Ehleb,
Robert Fullfrton, H. C. Glenn, N. B.
UoHllno. O. S. Hubbard, C. N. Isaac
son, Fred J. Kcllerptrass. Frank H.
"(relm, E. E. I mp, J. J. Lerch. John
L. Louden, William Montgomery,
.letise Kerns, George H. Richmond,
""rank H. Skinner. Harry C. Stabl, E
S. Wright. Ed Krell. Lee Kaupke. M.
that some new and startling Ideas will
be advanced, which may revolutionize
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Beman left to
day for Los Angeles, Cal., to spend
B. W. Kent returned last evening
fiom Sterling, 111., where he attended
to business matters.
Mrs. James Wren worth of Elgin, is
viFiting with Mrs. C. H. Hall. 1310
Fcity-fourth street for several days.
Mrs. Kate Jensen, Frank Coffin, of
Chicago, Mrs. Blanche Guthrie of Des
Moines, Henry Schneider of TamaBse,
111., and Charles Schultz of Keokuk,
Iowa, are in the city to attend the fu
neral of Henry Trefz.
Mrs. M. I. Bougbton of Spokane,
Wash., left this morning for her "home
in that city after a week's visit with
her mother, Mrs. E. Robbins near
Taylor Ridge. Mrs. Robbins and
daughter. Miss Nora, accompanied
Mrs. Boughton home and will visit
nith her in Spokane during the re
mainder of the winter.
TRAIN CREW HAS
Eight Freight Oars of Extra on
Burlington Crash Through
The train crew of a northbound ex
tra freight had a narrow escape fro: a
death yesterday noon when a defective
rail on a high railroad bridge near
Ophiem, 111., sent eight freight cars
crashing through the bridge. The en
gine and tender had just cleared the
bridge when the crash came. No one
was injured. The wrecker was hurried
to the scene and traffic was resumed
this morning. In the interim trains
Famous for COATS and SUITS
JO Wmt Jill 7-:1 Wil
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Santa Clous r
2 to 2:30
t MOLINE. ILL.
Starting Wednesday this store will open for business at promptly 9 A. 31.
and close promptly at 9 P. M. From now until Christmas.
The whole store in glittering holiday attire
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bids you a cheery, merry welcome tomorrow
Tomorrow wilt be a record breaking day in Handkerchief selling g vast amount of
Christmas Boxed Handkerchiefs, .dainty ones for women, substantial ones for men. The
complete collection of superb Cthristmas Handkerchiefs, priced the lowest in years
Linen Hand Emb. Hdkfs., 6
Fresh new linen handkerchiefs for
women, dainty hand ' embroidered
corners, 6 In holiday
gift box, per box ...
Dainty Hand Emb.
6 for 98c.
50 dozen women's 1 tandkerchief s,
"made in Ireland," reati hand em
broidered, all neat designs, fine
Swiss, 6 in fancy Xmas Qn
box, per box 2OC
Women's Hand Emb. Initial Hdkfs., 6 for
Women's Sheer Flaxon Hand Emb. Hdkfs, eacih 15c.
Over 25 dozen fine white sheer flaxon handkerchiefs, neat j f
Madeira hand embroidered corners, each ".
Hand Made Hdkfs in finest linens, np to, each ,$2.00.
Dozens of dainty squares of linen, hand made lace edges, others with
fine hand embroidery, etc., in Xmas )oxes &9 ff
49c to, per box ipaS.UU
Fine pure Irish linen handkerchiefs, hemstitched with hand
embroidered Initials in corners, 6 in holiday box, per box
Men's Linen Hdkfs., 6 for 89c:
Pure linen handkerchiefs, with nar
row or wide hemstitched; six in
Xmas boxes, QQ
per box OJC
Men's fine Swiss hdkfs., embroidered
initials corners, all with
Men's Hand Emb. Initial Hdkfs.
Men's fine Irish linen handkerchiefs,
ered initials, all width hems, 6 in
Xmas box, per box
hand embroid- il yST" I "
..$1.49 HssSS. '
Men's Emb. Initial Hdkfs, each 15c.
Fine quality embroidered initial handkerchiefs, put half dozen
or dozen to fancy Xmas box, each
Children's Xmas Kerchiefs, box. 15c.
Children's fancy Xmas kerchiefs, embroidered .fancy corners,
hemstitched, per box v..,,.., . ... A, ... .-.
Men's Finest Linen Hdkfs., 15c to 50c each.
A complete selection of men's pure linen hemstitched hand
kerchiefs, boxed If desired In lots of 6, 15c to, each
Free Lessons in the Art Needlework Section (Alain Floor)
We are fortunate in securing the services of a thorough and experienced teacher in the art of
crocheting and fine embroidery work. Lessons are taught free under her personal supervi
sion. xYou are invited to join the class. Alonday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, 2 to 5 p. m.
Suggestions for Gifts from Our Jewelry
Complete assortments of the popular white ivory
articles, priced from $10.00 OCfi
down to ; .... "3"
Manicuring sets, put up in folding leather cases,
complete, either, in silver, ivory or pearl mount
ings, 98c to
per set . . . .
Handsome silver or white ivory toilet sets,
attractive leather covered boxes,
ranging from $3.98 up to ...
FTS FOR HER
Id This Newman
Rich Elegant Furs and Fur Coats Moderately;
Fur Sets $3.00 to $150
Fur Muff $2.95 to $40
Fur Coats $25 to $75
Special Reductions Throughout the Fur Section.
Women's and Misses' Suits y2 Price. '
Women's and Misses' Coats Reduced.
Party and Evening Gowns Specials.
New Spring Waists Now on Sale.
Petticoats Wonderful Selection.
Millinery y2 Price.
Silk Hose (Special), 3 Pair $1.00.
Bill Hasper is in hard luck. He had
been staying with a very dear friend,
James Francois, and when he came
brought his bed with him. He moved
a few days ago, and when he went
back to get his bed, he was informed
that he could not have it. In addition
the friend hit BUI in the face, causing
him much pain and discomfort. This
morning Francois was arraigned in
police court on an assault and battery
charge. He paid a fine of $3 and cost
and was informed that he must relin
quish the four-poster.
A man, giving his name as Sam
Camp, is being held by the police as
a suspicious character. He is believed
to have been implicated in an over
coat theft. The arrest was made by
Detective Herman Sehnert.
William Schulzke, arrested Satur
day tor exceeding the speed limit, was
fined $10 and costs this morning.
Schulzke's attorney, James Johnson,
appealed the case to the circuit court
According to the officer's testimony,
Schmulzke was running his car at a
rate of 30 miles an hour on Seventh
avenue, between Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth
G. Towes, a Mexicano, imbibed too
freely, of the pale face's fire water
yesterday and this morning was fined
$2 and costs for drunkenness.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office of
the mayor, 9 a. m, Dec. 21, 1912, for
the improvement of Thirty-eighth
street from the south line of Seventh
avenue to south line of Eighteenth
avenue, by paving with brick.
Plans and specifications on file at
fie office of the city engineer. Con
tractor will be paid in bonds bearing
five per cent Interest.
All bids must be accompanied by
cash or a certified check payable to
the president of the board of local im
provements and in the amount I 19
per cent of the bid.
H. M. SCHRIVER,
President of the Board of Local Im
This store will remain open until 9:30
the following nights: Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Monday Tuesday until 6
Letters to Santa Claus
Dozen's of beautiful silver mesh and fancy bead
ed hand bags, all new and exclu- 1 ( ff
sive styles, 98c up to J JLO.UU
Gloves tltat are war
ranted and fitted make
Women's fin imported French kid
gloves, 2-caap styles, complete
color and irtyle range the famous
.Rosard ma'ke in gift tf ff
boxes, a pelt ... .... V .UU
Women's silk; lined mocha gloves,
tanB, browns and grays, fitted and
per pair... V 1 .OH
Womeri'a 16-1 rat ton doe skin gloves.
finest quality imported kid, all
Bizes in dainty holly
box, pair . .
Christmas Boxed Hosiery Makes Prac
Women's pure lustrous slk hose, high spliced
heels and toes, with lavender wide
garter tops, 3 pairs in box ....
Women's pure thread silk hose, spliced double
heels and toeB, lisle elastic tops,
2 pairs in Xmas box
Men's fine lisle socks, double heels and toes, all
colors, boxed 2 pair in a box,
Men's fine pure silk socks, high spliced heels and
toee( 2 pairs in Xmas box, QO
nr hnl 2OC
THE BIG ROOMY BASEMENT TOYLAND Beaming With Brightness
Santa Claug the big, fat, jolly fellow, greets the little folks
and has candy for them all Santa's home in the basement
Acetyllne or electric postal card re
flectors, ready to operate $2.50,
Magic lanterns and moving , picture
outfits, made to operate with oil
lamps or electricity, 98c QQ
and up from J6.JJO
Little red wooden wagons on four
wheels, with built-up racks, each
Shoofly rockers with upholstered
Beats, 49c and ... ...
Rocking horses, painted and natural hair, with
sadle and bridles, priced 1 fi t
Sale of Cut Glass
Heavy cut glaaa pitchers, many new
exclusive designs, clear, white glass,
perfectly cut tfjn qq
Glasses to match pitchers,
Neat little cut glass bon bon Qrt
dishes, each HOC
Handled nappies, 5 and 6 inch size.
Large cut glass bowls, exclusive pat
terns, $1.98, $2.98 dJO QO
ind, each ... OO.JJO
SALE OF TOILET ACCESSORIES
The best selected and most completely equipped toilet goods
All the famous and well known manufactures of fine toilet
preparations are found in this section.
Hundnuts, boxed or bulk perfumer, powders and toilet waters
Vantines' fine perfumes in attractive gift packages.
Woodworth's well known preparations,' boxed for gifts.
Complete stock of Colgate's and Sanitol powders, pastes,
soaps, etc. (Drug dep't, main floor).
FIND BUG POISON
IN MAN'S VISCERA
Chicago, Dec. 17. Discovery of 30
grains of arsenic and 30 grains of
otber parts of a bug powder in the
viscera of Frank Raud, 55 years old,
a retired merchant of Lyons, III, caus
ed county and city officials to begin
an Investigation of the death.
Raud's widow, Mrs. Marie Raud,
Dear Santa; Will you please give
me a train of cars and a troop of tin
soldiers, a clown and if you don't
care I would like to have a real In
dian suit. Goodby, dear old Santa
Dear Santa: Please send me a cow
boy suit nd a fire wagon and a train
of cars. Goodby Santa, from
news all tn time The
I ISO r)
. ms in C- mm c a m sr-H-awr- ---h - mm mm m
and her two sisters, Mrs. J. HI Lewis
of Indianapolis, and Miss Addle E.
Elkins of Chicago, were Interrogated
by Coroner Hoffman, Assistant Chief
o Police Schuettler and State's At
Mrs. Raud returned to her home
laiit night and promised to return to
Chicago for further examination on
request. Detectives were Bent, to Ly
ons to search the Raud property for
any receptacle wlRch might have con
tained the bug powder.
Raud diedMast Friday.; The fClow
ing day Coroner Hoffman received a
telephone message asking that the
.death be investigated. , According to
Coroner Hoffman's story he ate heart
ily on Wednesday night, dining with
his wife and several relatives at his
believe her husband died of arsenical
poisoning. She admitted that she and
her husband had quarreled over a sa
Iconist and when questioned regard
ing the cause of the quarrel she re
plied: "My husband told me I might go
out and have as good a time as I
Mrs. Raud told the coroner she saw
her husband searching his trousers
pockets for something after be had
been taken 111. His will also is said
to have contained the statement that
h health was poor and he feared his
death was imminent. The document
also contained the request that it be
laid on his casket.
San Francisco With the seas
home and was taken ill the following! pounding a requiem on the bar, seven
i dy. Dr. Arthur McXeal of Berwin
: attended Raud and later issued a
death certificate in the case assuming
j myocarditis as the cause.
Raud's estate was valued at $4,000,-
C00, including $12,000 in life insur
ance. Coroner Hoffman caused prep
arations for the funeral to be stop
ped and ordered the viscera removed.
Tb inquest was continued . until
Mrs. Raud declared that she did not
old cronies of Peter Johnson, keeper
of a water front saloon, carried out
their mate's last wish and gave his
ashes to the gale. They risked their
lives to do it, for the little launch
Monk, carrying them, had to churn its
way through heavy seas.
000 in securities which she allege
Pierce had converted to his. own use
was withdrawn by Mrs. Rycroft on t
stipulation, the terms of which coun
sel refuses to divulge.
The greatest danger from influenza
Is of its resulting In pneumonia. This
can be obviated by using Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy, as It not only
cures influenza, but counteracts any
tendency of the disease towards pneu
monia. Sold by aU druggists. (Adver
New York Suit against Henry
Clay Pierce, head of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company of St. Louis, brought by
Mrs. Alio O. Rycroft to recover $171,-
has no real meaning to the dys
peptic. His stomach Is bad, liv
er torpid, bowels clogged. . No
wonder he fells "blue."
before meals will help wonder
fully in overcoming such Ills.
Try a bottle today. All druggists.