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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. DECE3FBER 23, 1912.
SANTA GLAUS IS
READY TO BEGIN
Committee in Charge of The
Argus Fund Has Provided
for Poor Children.
NONE IS TO BE MISSED
Every Effort Being Put Forth to See
That No Little One le Patted
By On Chrlatmae Eve.
Tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock,
The Atkub Santa Claus will begin tho
work of delivering presents to the
too or bo children in Rock Inland who
Jppend on him for their Christmas
chwr. When he finishes his work, ev
ery poor child In the city will be pro
vided for and their consequent happi
ephb will go down in the records
above, to the credit of the good people
: Rock Inland who have proved mors
generous and thoughtful this year than
The Argus anta Claus owes his ef
f ( iency this year to several different
things, namely: the generosity of the
p-ople who have raised a fund of over
t'.'.W, the desire of many people to be
Funta Claus themselves which has re
sulted in the sending out of some 75
Dames; the spirit which prompted the
merchants of the city to both give to
the fund nn1 to reduce materially the
price of the articles which the com
mittee bought for the little tots, there
by making the fund do double work:
and lastly the care and attention giv
en to the work by Miss Margaret !
Giles, visiting nurse, and the dozen
or more ladies associated with her on
The Argus Santa Claus fund commit
0E TO BE MISSED.
It is the earnest hope that not a
child In the entire city be passed up
this year. The scope of the work,
reaching to every' corner of the com
munity, is so large, however, tfjat it
is almost impossible to get them all.
To provide for any who may be naisv
ed tomorrow, the committee will keep
a reserve fund and The Argus Santa
Claus is prepared to make another
trip over the city prior to New Year's
eve, in cae there are any passed by.
It is requested that parents of chil
dren who are not visited by Santa
Claus. or neighbors who know of any
who were missed, notify The Argus
so that the committee can take care
Incidentally Mips Gl'.es has planned
a systematic followup of the work for
Christmas day. All those homes which
have been turned over o the self-ap
pointed Santa Clauses will be visited
to make sure that all have been taken
eral instances in past years where peo
eral Instances in past years where
ple-volunteered to take care of children
-nd then neglected it. It Is not the in
tention of the committee to permit
children to be made unhappy in this
manner and if any one fails to fulfill
tis part of the contract, the commit
tee will see to it that it is not the
children who suffer.
SE A! TO TO DELIVER.
The work of delivering the Christ
mas bundles begins at 9 o'clock tomor
row morning and it is expected that
the work will be finished before night.
Autos will be used in making the de
liveries. Strecker & Lewis have vol
unteered the use of their truck and
it is hoped that other generous ma
chine owners will do likewise.
A dozen or more ladies have been
buUly engaged since Friday afternoon
ir. making up tie bun&ea. There is a
bundle for every family, that Is to be
visited and in each bundle is a separ
ate bundle for each child when there
ate package for each chill when there
(b lid's bundle contains a number of
Christmas toys and playthings, candy,
nuts and the like and useful articles
of wearing apparel. This morning
tbe ladies began the work of opening
every bundle and Inserting In each a
pair of stockings and a pair of mit
tens which additions were made possi
ble the fact that the fund grew con
siderably since Saturday.
MA3TT ADD THEIR MITES.
' Considerably more than half a hun
dred dollars was added to the fund be
tween Saturday afternoon and this
morning. A banker led the list with a
check for $20 and there were checks
for $10 and $5 and some smaller ones.
Ihe rest for the most-part came in
through the mail in paper money. Sev
eral people brought contributions to
the counting room of The Argus Sat
urday night and asked that it be add
ed to the fund.
AGED MAN INJURED
BY CYCLE SPEEDER
Stephen Davis, an aged resident of
South Rock Island was seriously injur
ed Sunday evening at the corner of
Seventh avenue and Twenty-first street
when he stepped off the pavement in
the path of a swiftly approaching mo
tor cycle. Mr. Davis was knocked to
the pavement, sustalnlnfng a broken
right arm and severe bruises on the
body. The motor cyclist after running
the aged man down put on more speed
i and made a quick get-a-way. Davis
was taken to his home in South Rock
Island where he was given medical at-
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A Pair of Phoenix Silk Hose
With Every Pair of Men's and Women's
Shoes for $3.50 or Over.
A Guaranteed Saving on Every Pair
Remember that the M. & K. gives you
more than value received on every article
purchased there. They still have a cozn
plete assortment of gifts for those who
have lost tteir opportunity to shop early.
Besides they are making a present of a
pair of Phoenix silk hose to every pur
chaser of shoes for $3.50 or over. Don't
wait until late Tuesday to complete your
Blanket material and Terry cloth, some
with slippers to match, $2.95 to $10.
Shirts 50c to $3
Dress shirts, plain negligee shirts, flan
nel shirts and work shirts, lots of patterns
Great Glove Values
Dress gloves in kid, mocha, suede and
silk .also knitted gloves, fur lined gloves
and fur gloves, 50c to $10.
Hosiery 25c to $2
Silk hosiery, silk lisle hosiery, worsted
and .mixed hosiery, in gift boxes, also cot
ton hosiery at 5c Per Pa""
Suspenders and Garters
In silk and a silk web, all shades, in gift
boxes, 25c and 50c.
Suspenders and garters, 50c. Suspen
ders, garters and arm band sets, $1a
Beautiful umbrellas, to $5. Jewelry
of all sorts, QC to $2.
Novelty materials, dark colors, plaid
backs, $5 to $12.50.
House Slippers 25 Off
Everetts, Cperas, Juliets and Pullman
slippers, black and tan, 75c to $2.25.
Neckwear, 50c to 52.50
In pretty gift boxes, knit silk and plain
silk, many patterns and colors.
Staley's, Ccopers' ribbed and Ritesize
union suits and separate garments, 50c to
Handkerchiefs 10c to 75c
In linen and silk, plain and initialed, itleal
Hose and tie sets in silk, $1. Tie and
handkerchief sets, $1.
Trunks, bags and suit cases, many
leathers, $.95 to $65.
INJURIES IN FALL
Henry Kreplin, Well Known
Fanner Dead Thrown
Thrown off the end of a wagon Sat
urday noon on the H. H. Schroeder
(arm on the Thirtieth street road
when tbe horses unexpectedly started
forward, Henry Kreplin. a farmer re
siding on the Twenty-fourth street
road sustained Injuries which resulted
in his death Sunday morning at 9:20
' Mr. Kreplin has gone to the Schroe
der farm early In the morning to as
sist Mr. Schroeder in hauling some
corn. He was standing on the end of
the wagon when the horses suddenly
started forward, throwing him on". He
fell on his head and shoulders, sus
taining a fractured collar bone and a
dislocated shoulder. Pneumonia set
in, complicated matters and caused
Deceased was born, Feb. 7, 1851, in
Germany, where he was united in mar
riage to Miss Katherine Evers. In the
year 1881, he came to Rock Island
where- he made his home ever since.
Surviving are his widow, Catherine,
three children, Mrs. Joe White of this
city. Miss Katie, and Walter Kreplin,
at home, a half' brother and three half
sisters In Germany, and two grand
children. He was a member of the
German Lutheran church. Coroner R.
C. J. Meyer conducted an inquest at
the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Jewel Stoves have
iHuwwi.y,bMrfr them all beat
for QUALITY and STYLE,
and bur 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.
Allen. Mvers & Company
SI ,500 DAM AGE TO
CHURCH BY FIRE
Loss Is Covered by Insurance
Milan Volunteer Corps
Fire partially destroyed the Pres
byterian church at Milan Sunday morn
ing at 8:30 o'clock, damaging the edi
fice to the extent of $1,500. The origin
of the conflagration is unknown. The
church would have been burned to the
ground had It not been for the quick
response and valient work of the Milan
volunteer fire corps. The loss is cov
ered by insurance.
The janitor had come to the church
early in the morning and had left after
atttndlng to the boilers in the base
ment. About 8:30 o'clock neighbors
noticed smoke pouring from the win
dows of the church and an alarm was
turned in. The volunteer fire corps
responded and succeeded in extin
gvifhlng the conflagration after a hard
Intelligence and Cooperation
in Christmas Charity Work
ley. Earl Watson, Rev. C. H. Walters.
Foreign: Demetrs J. Chatjl Anreon.
L. N. Stamer.
' HUGH A. J. M'DONALD, .
CORN SHOW PRiZES
ARE ALL AWARDED
Cash prizes amounting to $120 have
been divided among jyinners of the
corn show held in connection with the
poultry show at Turner hall in Moliue,
where the Mississippi Valley Poultry
and Corn association held its annual
exhibit. Seed corn driers and cigars
also were among the prizes. W. C.
Bryant of Princeton captured the larg
est premium, a special prize of $20,
given by the soil culture department
of Deere & Co., for the best 20
of any variety in Class A.
Class B Best 10
BY A CHARITY WORKER.
With the coming of the holidays,
the. giving season of the year, charity
in its real sense predominates in the
minds of many, if at no other time of
the year, and to successfully, carry on
the general work, that none of the
worthy poor will be forgotten, tho
only possible way is to centralize the
work, and that through the Associat
Since the Associated Charities has
been incorporated, with headquarters
at 637 Seventeenth street, and with
the very able assistance of the gen
eral secretary, Wirt Taylor, the work
of the association has made wonder
ful progress in many ways, and the
whole secret of success arises from
the word "cooperation."
The Associated Charities asks the
cooperation of every church, society,
club and individual, expecting to con
tribute Christmas dinner baskets to
the poor, simply by reporting to Mr.
Taylor, at the Association house, the
names of the parties to whom the has-
kets will be sent by them, and also
the names of the donors.
As the general secretary has a very
complete list of the city's poor, he
will then check off the names, as they
are reported as being taken care of,
by the churches, societies, clubs or
individuals, and the parties whose
names have not been reported 'w,Ill be
provided for by the association. By
so doing, duplication will be greatly
lessened, which in past years has
done more harm to the work of the
association than can be realized by
the general public.
; An instance or two may be cited to
prove the necessity of cooperation. A
member of the association who helped
to distribute baskets in past years in
several instances found as many as
five baskets left at one home, the
contents pf which were more than
could be consumed by a large fam
ily in a good length of time. Each
basket contained 'a fowl. Another
case was one of a very old lady too
feeble to cook for herself who had
five fowl hanging in a shed.
One board member relates an in
stance, when a basket was being de
livered to a home, the children were
found dragging a large turkey over
the floor, with strings tied to its legs,
using It as a play horse and these
are but few of many such things that
come under the observation of the
What we want to do is to make
people who receive appreciate what
is ' given them, and not abuse the
meaning of the word charity. '
Cooperation with the association
will not take any credit away from
the donors, but will greatly assist in
perfecting the work of the Associated
Charities, Which during the past sev
eral months has forced more men to
support their homes and become self-
sustaining than has been done in all
the past years of the association's
We want your cooperation at all
VI. M'GUINN IS
DEAD IN CHICAGO
Pioneer Resident of Rock Island
Succumbs to Attack of
William McGulnn, who removed to
Chicago in 1910 after a residence of 45
years Jn Rock Island, aled of pneu
monia last night at his home in tho
former city. The McGulnn home
here was at Fourteenth street and
Fifth avenue. Mr. McGulnn for 30
years was employed as a blacksmith
at Rock Island arsenal. He was 65
years of age.
Surviving are the widow and five
children: Drs. J. J. and Frank Mc
Gulnn and Misses Lucille and Anna
McGulnn, all of Chicago, and William
McGulnn, who is an auditor la the
Modern Woodmen offices in this, city.
The body will, be brought here for
interment in Calvary cemetery tomor
row, the funeral services to be con
ducted by Dean J. J. Qulnn at St. Jos
eph's church at 9 a. m.
The body will arrive in .the city
this evening and will be taken to the
home of C. P. O'Hara, 428 Eleventh
BAR WILL INVESTIGATE
CHARGES AGAINST WELLS
The Rock Island County Bar asso
ciation will meet a week from today
to consider what action should be tak
en in the case of Attorney P. H. Wells
ears iw ho is charged with linnrofessional
Other cash I conduct on complaint of Hon. William
' Jackson. The meeting of tbe bar is
ears of Yellow . at the call of President B. D. Connelly
Dent: John C. Mose of Port Byron, j who acts under direction from the cir
$15; Berglund Bros, of Geneseo, $10; i cuit cpurt.
College iew farm, Aledo, $5
Class C Best 10 ears of white corn:
J. M. Rapp of LaMoiile, $15: Berglund
brothers, Geneseo, $10; College View
farm, Aledo, $3.
Class D Best single ear of Yellow-
Dent: W. C. Bryant, Princeton, $3;
Louis Winters, Milan, $2.
Class E Best single ear of white
corn: J. M. Rapp, LaMoiile, $3;
Charles Boldt, Watertown, $2.
Class F Heaviest ear, any variety:
B. I. and H. R, Warren, Hampton, $2.
Class G Longest ear, any variety:
H. R. Peterson, Moline, $2.
Class H Single stalk having the
most and best ears: Charles Boldt,
Class I Single stalk having best
two ears: George Miller, Coal Valley,
Class K Best 20 ears of Golden
Bantam sweet corn: E. S. Shaffer, Mo
Class M Beet 20 ears of popcorn,
any variety: Frank Crampton, Tay
lor Ridge, $3.
Classes J, L, N and O bad no en
tries. SPECIAL PRKMIUWS AWARDED.
Best single ear of any variety W.
C. Bryant, Princeton, $2.50.
Largest and best display of non
standard varieties Charles Boldt,
Watertown, $l.SlVRobert Procknow,
Single stalk having most developed
ears George Miller, Coal Valley, box
of cigars donated by Henry Huyvaert.
Best ear of Golden Bantam sweet
corn E. S. Shaffer, Moline, seed corn.
drier, donated by Glenn and Trevor.
If OUR LAST OPPORTUNITY
To Buy Xmas Gifts and to Save Money
If You Buy at the M. A K.
Day after tomorrow Is Christmas
and we all know that Christmas means
gifts it is the day of giving.
Our pleasures comes as much in giv
ing as in receiving; so that when we
buy to give we should see that the
best values are received for your
money. M. & K., the store of quality
and elegance of the trl-citles. Is offSr
ing you many of their quality articles
at prices which are at their lowest.
A pair of Phoenix silk hose are be
ing given away absolutely free with
every pair of shoes, men's or women's
bought here for $3.60 or over. Besides
a guarantee goes with every pair of
Smoking jackets at $5 to $10; bath
robes from $4 to $10; shirts, hosiery,
underwear, gloves, hats, neckwear,
sweaters, caps, suspenders, handker
chiefs, garters, house slippers and al
most everything else desirable for
men are to be had here.
Sweaters, suits, overcoats, toques,
hats, caps, stockings, waists and
blouses, underwear, gloves, Indian and
cowboy suits, mufflers and much else
For ladies, initial linen waists at 98
cents, other waists from $2.60 to $15;
plush coats, suits, Madeira handker
chiefs at 50 cents to $4.50 each! Indi
vidual handbags, neckwear of all sorts,
sweaters, toques, evening gowns and
wraps, stockings, crepe combination
suits, skirts, gowns, etc., separate
Special second prize for best ear ! skirts, petticoats and other things too
numerous to mention are offered.
M. & K. are well prepared for those
who are compelled to shop late. They
will receive a hearty welcome at the
M & K. (Adv.)
of Yellow Dent Louis Winters, Milan,
seed corn drier, donated by Glenn and
Sues for Divorce.
Mrs. Hester Mitchell of Reynolds
has filed suit for divorce from her
husband, Benjamin Mitchell, whom
sl.e charges with desertion. Sch river
& Schriver are the attorneys.
Directors to Convene.
The Modern Woodmen of America
directors will convene at the headquar
ters on Dec 29, for a two-days' ses
sion to wind up tbe business of the
Christmas ball at Rock Island In
dustrial hall Dec. 25, 1912, given by i Grocers to Close.
Rock Island Industrial Home associa- ' AU grocery stores will be closed
I tlcn. Gents, 50 cents, ladies, free. .'all day Wednesday on account of
i (Adv.) J Christmas. Open Tuesday evening.
Following is a list of unclaimed let
ters remaining in the postofftce at
Rock Island, 111., for the week ending
Dec. 21, 1912:
H. W. Anden Mrs. Owen Buck
ley, Miss Marcia Blddison, Nate Bol
ton, Charles Bachron, A. II. Boldeu
berg, M. H. Brown, A. H. Belender,
Mrs. Charlie Crist, Dave 11. Cramer
(2), Mr. Collins, 5th avenue, Frank
Amelofuse Castiano, Mrs. Jane Duhr
mann. Miss Vivian Dickey, Miss Mary
Fitzbaum, E. F. Frake, Miss Nina
Grady, William Gardner, Mrs. T. R.
Hunter, Mrs. Ella Hortani, Mrs. Maud
Houch, Ray Hunter, William Hoover,
Knute Holmstromn, Anna Lundquist,
Paul Lept, Mrs. Lou T. Meyers, Osker
Mest, F. Martin, Mrs. Bert Nelson,
Chas. W. Page, Miss Bertha Ritze, J.
J. Ranoschan, Miss Jessie .Smith, Mrs.
Nellie Sprague, Milton Stunthal, J. F.
Smith, H. Scauman, John Starken,
George Sigler, George Thorn, Miss
Dollle Wedge, Mrs. L. Weldon (2),
Mrs. Laura Walstln, Mrs. Annie Whal-
Roller Skating At Armory Hall.
The armory hall located at
Fifth and Brady streets, Davenport,
has been leased by J. J. Normoyle and
Conrad Holm of Davenport, who will
open it for roller skating Xmas after
Mr. Normoyle until recently1 was
part owner of the Rock Island rink
and Mr. Holm having managed var
ious rinks throughout tbe state of Illi
The armory should make an ideal
roller rink as it has a floor measuring
64x140 feet, of maple and the build
ing is eijuiwmd with all modern appliances.
Western Union "Day Letters"
and "Night Letters" are
carriers of good cheer.
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