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A BLAZED TRAIL
"HOW'S HOBOES' TO
CONVENE EN' JAN.
GIVES SOU SLIP
BUT IS CAPTURED
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY." DECEMBER 23, 1912.
Eurglarize Grocery Store but
Are Discovered Because of
Hole in Flour Sack.
HELD UNDER $1,000 BONDS
Police Arrest Four Neiroes Search
of Premises Reveals Missing
Because a little mouse gnawed a
he k In a sack of flour, which stood
In rhe Cook & Beck grocery store,
If 30 Seventh street, four men who are
fiiMKcted of having burglarized the
tahlishment tome time Saturday
nlqlit. were run to earth by a trail,
vbich led from the store to the home
of the suppnned thief, located about a
t.ock away. The discovery was made
by Herbert Cook, Jr., yesterday morn
ing and his search ended in a few
nilnites. As a result, John MilXr, J.
V.'. Miller, John Matlock and Lucian
Davis, all colored, are today behind the
bnr, hold under $1,000 bonds on bur
glary and larceny charges. Their
trial will be held in police court
CTIIHK IIAA KF.n.
Mr. Cook locked the store Saturday
n!.tt and upon visiting the establish
ment yesterday morning, found two
window lights had been broken and
that a large quantity of cTgars, can
dUs, flour and provisions had been
tjkn. together with 13.96 In cash, re
trieved from the cash register drawer.
Noticing a streak of flour leading from
the store, Mr. Cook followed the scent
across lots, through a small slough
and up to the door of the Miller home
on Kightb street, between Ninth and
IOIeventh avenues. Here a search was
mi.l.e and the flour was found, al
though the occupants of the bouse
c bid not explain I14 presence. The
police were then called and the par
The negroeH who are : ged to have
committed the burglary, came into the
m re Saturday night, paid their bill
f -: r
. f iw-im,?- . -sJ
James Eads How.
A foxy farmer's efforts to evade a
write of attachment were put to
naught this morning br Constable Si- '
mon Goldburg. who nailed the offend
or and brought him to the seat of
Justice after he had given the con-
stable the slip for the nonce. WU-
liam Hontley, a farmer residing just
outside of Davenport came to town
this morning with a load of corn. A
Rock Island merchant, who had a J25
bill against the farmer, then secured
a writ of attachment which was given
to Goldburg. The corn having been
disposed of to a local liveryman, Gold
burg attached the team and wagon
and got InBide. On the plea of want-'
lng to weigh the empty wagon, Gold
burg was induced to alight from the
vehicle, whereupon Huntley whipped j
up the horses and disappeared. I
Goldburg then went to the police '
station and swore ont a warrant
against Huntley for resisting an offi
cer, and the offendor, when taken to
the police station, agreed to pay the
costs In the case together "Vtth the
amount due the local merchant.
Cities anxious to get conventions
wili not look with anxious eyei upon
New Orleans next month. On Janu-
j ary 28 the Crescent City will he the
scene of a meeting of the Brotherhood
Welfare organization, the club founded
by James Cads How, and known as
"How's Hoboes." The club is made
up of Itinerant workers, or tramps.
MAKE TRANSFER OF
NEW SITE FOR HOTEL
Final transfer of Moline's abandon
ed city hall site at Fourteenth street
and Fifth avenue, to the Manufactur
ers' Hotel association, took place this
n orning at the meeting of the city
commission. Speaking of the hotel
company's plans. Manager Fred Lev
ens stated that members of the aseo
clation will leave Moline Bhortly to
irttke a Junket of the principal cities
of the middle west to gather ideas for
the new structure which is to arise..
The new hotel will contain some 200
rcr-ms and will be eight stories In
Smart Clothes &
jn 6iOMBfi.fc1iaatsGiHfrs. ps?
mmmmiwi 0incR rsumr ;
"We've Turned Our
Back On Profits"
ONE WKEK AGO AVE ADVERTISED A PRE INVEN
TOR V SALE Prices cut to Pieces. . . Result magical.
Hundreds availed themselves of this unusual opportuni
ty. Insh-nd of doiu rtlie ORDINARY THING we are do
ing the EXTRAORDINARY THING. t
We Are Not Waiting for January
Cold type and mere words cannot convey the IMMENSE
possibilities for saving in this Pre-Inventory sale. The
thing we advise and urge you to do is COME QUICKLY
and SEE t lie VALUES. Don't make one whit of differ
ence where or when you have attended sales you've
never seen such VALUES in high-class clothes for wom
en, misses and girls as here right now.
We Advise Quick Action.
PRICES ON FURS
Select your furs at GROSSMAN'S if you wish the best, in consider
ing what to give a woman; be cure to bear in mind the fact that a
set of furs never falls to make a beautiful gift and one that in al
ways sure to be appreciated. Our stock of furs (the largest in Mo
line) is so vast and all exclusive that you will have no trouble in find
ing Just the kind of fur you wish at the price you desire to pay, no mat
ter what the price.
912.95 black and brown natural coney sets; ornamented scarf and
muff, satin lined, during this Pre-Inventory sale $7.50
$40.00 eastern mink sets, scarfs and muffs ornamented with natural
mink heads and talis, remarkable value during this Pre-Inventory
$10.00 imitation .blue wolf sets: ornamented with tails and lined with
good quality satin; genuine value, during this Prelnventory sale $6.98
$25.00 beautiful "Russalynx" fur sets, large shawl collar trimmed with
tails and head and large fancy pillow muff to match; a rich, lustrous,
black; special during this Pre-Inventory sale 9)7.98
22. 50 brown marten sets, solft silk lined, scarf and muff trimmed with
ornaments; during this Pre-Inventory sale 914.75
$6 00 black or brown French coney muffs; during this Pre-Inventory
f SO 00 natural reM or gray fox sets; during this Pre Inventory sale 919.95
$20.00 genuine (Natural) opossum sets, during this Pre-Inventory
For Your Convenience We
Will Remain Open Tomorrow
Evening Until 9:30 P. M.
Letters to Santa Claus
Gear Santa: Please give me and my
brotfier some mittens and stockings
and what you tnink will please a poor
l?.Ue girl and boy.
LEONA AXD JOHN.
Dear Santa: I wish you would re
member me this Christmas and bring
me a rocking horse, a pair of high
shoes number 5, and some play
things. I am three years old and have
a little sister three months old. Don't
forget her. I do not krifcw If my name
is on the Santa f.aus book or not.
Written by mother for EARL.
Dear Santa: I wish you would
bring me a drum, a' horn and an en
gine and a picture book. BILLIE.
Dear Santa: I am Billie's little
trother and I want a set of blocks, a
drain, a horn, a picture book, a hand
tag and a cat. CHIC.
Santa Claus: Please bring me some
thing for Christmas. I am eight years
Dear Santa Claus: Will JTTu please
biicg me a train that will really run
on a track. I am seven years old.
Most givabic things specially for
ASI Day Tuesday
Wife Wakes Up at 3:30 in the
Morning and Finds Flames
Eating Way Into Rcom.
10c box of "7 v . i
.....7c ir..:iz.:z:.: i5c
50c calendars, delightful gilts QQ - ..,.
for grownups OuC $1.50 jointed doll T " df nij
Mother Stories Series of children's books, )f J extra fine for I .UU
regularly 30c ZUC ;
50c doll furniture V JO a
$2.00 large toy stoves with a lcohol lamp and JA tomorrow ...... ; U U C
cooking utensils, tomorrow 2) I .HO
Walking dogs (the famous Bing brand) "7 Of Celluloid doll sets - A "J
regularly $1.00 gU 25c ones for ......... I U
. (Tree (to QhaQdrerD .
A McCall's Doll Pattern
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. With best wishes for a
mm & W- combs
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CO OPERATIVE STORE CO.
Rock Island, III.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Myers, 1151
Fourteenth avenue, Moline, had a nar
row escape from death . yesterday
i.nrniijg. Mrs. Myers awoke at 3:30
o'clock and discovered flames eating
through the wall into their bedroom.
A few more minutes and escape would
have been cut off. They managed to
get out all right. The loss to the
Douse by reason of the fire was $1,600
which is covered by insurance. A de
fective flue is thought to be respon
sible for the early morning blaze.
o New York theatregoers since her '
fret appearance here a few years ago,
! &b married secretly to J. Hartley
j Manners, playwright, recently. Th
j date and place of the ceremony were
RAIL AND WATER
Free 13 Convicts in Indiana.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 23. Gover
nor Marshal! today gr&nted one par
don and 12 paroles and the 13 inmates
of the state's penal institutions were
tc Id they would be permitted to pass
Christmas in their homes. Th'r.y
n!ne others who applied for releases
Do You Eat
!at Christinas Tide
Washington, Dec. ZZ. Railroad com
panies and steamship combination
control the regular steamship lines
, the United States and have destroyed i
i mpetition on many of the wa er high- yg giye tjjis question most
' wava of commerce, declares Luther , w , ... .. ,
Contat. Jr., commissioner of corpora- thought because it IS a time Of.
lions, in a report to President Taft to- j feasting. What would be a
da-v- ;bttter Xmas present for the
iii-'Ou an pxeneive investigation, force
upon the federal government, saya the
comm'seioner, LLe consideration of fur-
ther regulation of joint rail and water
Principal features of Commissioner t giving this present in reach of
: Conant'a report are -as follows:
: Kiihcad -ompanies and s eamship
. corabmat'ons control the regular do
mestic suamsbip lines of the United
Utatea. dsl:oying much competition.
. Water luu s along A'lantic and gulf
oasis to large extent are auxiliaries
or rubsidaii-8 of railroads.
New Haven system charged with at
tempting to suppress competition on
Long Island Sound.
New Haven system and the Eastern
Steamship company, In which the rail
road Is stockholder, control New York
City-New England traffic, y
Southern Pacific is declared to have
si own a disposition to restrict steam
ship competition on the Atlantic coast.
Railroads own the important
through passenger and package freight .
lines on the great lakes. :
Some competition on the Pacific i
ccast, but railroad control also is i
Important hard coal fleets on north
Atlantic coasts owned by few great an
Railroads contn. )H per cent of mile
age of private canals, and have caus
ed many such waterways to be aban
doned. Westbound business on Erfe canal
virtually controlled by railroads; and
eaetbound business has been largely
diverted to the railroads.
Further federal regulation of joint
rail and water traffic suggested.
: housewife than a well fitf". lar
ger? And the extrao.dinary !
low prices ve are oHering this
season puts the opportunity of
Just try Diedrich in compar
ison to where you have bee"n
bayin. Our combination of
quality at fair prices and 'most
courteous treatment can't be
Walnuts, lb 22c
Mixed nuts, lb 20c
We also carry a full line of
385 Twentieth St.
Telephone West 1093 or 1803
Mis Laurette Taylor Weds.
New York. Dec. 23. Laurette Tay- i
Phone orders promptly at
iifi There Be a Hoosier Cabinet In Your
Home This Christmas ?
v y i - rr
' " e on tfie famous CubPJan
r " c-o -o sSave Miles
Only S More Members Can Enroll in the
; Hoosier Club for a Single Dollar.
Your last opportunity to own one of these re
markable labor-saving machines that is stirring the
entire city, is passing rapidly.
The demand has been far in excess of our expec
tations. We wanted 100 Hoosier Cabinets for this
club, but The Hoosier Company under whose super
vision it is being organized, would allow us only 60.
Why You Should Join Now
The memberships are being taken so rapidly that
the enth-e club will be filled tomorrow, and we can
not get any more cabinets for months, as the
Hoosier factory is far oversold. 20,000 Hoosier Cab
inets will be given for Christmas in America this
Those who join the club get the
Lowest Cash Price
You pay only a single dollar. The cabinet is de
livered whenever yon say. If you want us to bring
Do You Know the Hoosier Saves Miles of Steps?
it as a surprise Christmas morning, trust us to say
nothing. Simply get your name in early before the
allotment is gone. The balance is payable merely in
(1.00, weekly dues, and this wonderful labor-saving
cabinet wilt belong to your wife the rest of her life,
and save her hours of walking and hours of drudg
ery in her hitchen.
.A half million women already own Hoosier 'Cab
inets, and the number is increasing by leaps and
Your WifeWants and Needs One
' Will you buy your wife this wonderful labor-saT-ing
machine that will make her work so much
easier? Will you give her the same opportunities
for leasure, for preserving her health and strength
tbat half a million other American women have?
You want her to have this gift then why delay?
EtH-oll your name now before it is too late.
Kitchen work Is the greatest drudgery a woman
has to do. The more cupboards and pantries she
has the greater the inconvenience. She mast walk
from place to place to collect everything and pat it
onto her table, but with the Hoosier she has every
thing combined in one space. Pantry nd cupboard
are around the kitchen table. She can sit down at
work and get through quickly. Constant interrup
tions don't cause her- to leave kitchen utensils scat
tered about the kitchen where she must walk back
and forth to get them.
. The Hoosier enables her to save these miles of
unnecessary steps she has to take each day, - and
gives' her time for leisure and enjoyment. Don't de
lay. Every day means miles of unnecessary steps.
Uet her a Hoosier Cabinet today. Enroll while there
is yet time.
lor, who has risen rapidly in tie favor j
SPENCER FURNITURE CO.
220-222-224 West Third St, Davenport