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THE ROCK ISLAND AIIGUS. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER, 11. 101.
MISS RAMSER TO
ASSIST IN ARGUS
Comes From Chicago to Super
intend Distribution of Gifts
at Santa Season.
NUCLEUS OF FUND GIVEN
Object to Help Children of the Poor
Enjoy Spirit of Yule-tide.
The Argus is pleased to announce
that Miss D'.na Hamser will again
thi year act as chairman of The
Argus Santa Claus fund and will
come from Chicago, where she went
some weeks ago to spend the winter,
for the express purpose of superlntend-
. lng the distribution of the fund. The
wide experience and great interest of
Miss Ramser in all charitable works
amply qualify her for the position. She
will this year devote her entire time
for two weeks before Christmas to
paying personal calls at the homes of
children and investigating the merits
' of each case reported for aid. She will
be assisted by Mrs. C. T. Dugard and
Miss Mary Carter, who have been of
Invaluable services in other years,
also the visiting nurses. Misses Edna
Flanagan and Georgia Turnbull. to
gether with others to be announced
Nucleus of Fund Received.
With the announcement that The
Argus will again solicit donations to
The Argus Santa Claus Fund, contri
butions are already being made by
those who have so much at heart the
object for which it is collected. George
Wagner and George Mitchem with
others were the very first to signify
their desire to contribute substantial
sums, the former each year giving the
nucleus of the fund since its inaugu
ration four years ago.
The object of The Argus Santa
Claus fund is primarily to carry to
the homes that otherwise would not
receive it. the spirit of the yule tide.
The Argus endeavors through its
Argus Santa Claus Fund
GOOD fellows shoultTnot forget that they have a duty to perform toward
the poor little folks the coming Christmas, carrying out the work they have been
doing for several vears through The Argus Santa Claus Fund. Already cash
contributions are beginning to come to the fund. The same plan that has been
followed in past vears will be adhered to. Those wishing to assist may either
give of their mite in nioiiev or assume personally the responsibility of acting as
Santa Claus to as many children as they choose, the names, ages and addresses of
the latter to be supplie.t by The Argus. m
In aiding in this work you are not interfering with the regular charities car
ried on by organizations and societies whose mission it is to administer to the
needv. The Argus Santa Claus Fund is essentially a children's yuletide enter
prise. The charity bodies see to it that the needy are protected in the matter of
food and fuel. The Argus Santa Claus Fund seeks out the little folks who will
miss the joys so dear to the heart of childhood unleF the good fellows come to
their rescue. The Argus aims to have as little display and publicity as possible
so far as the beneliciarits are concerned. A committee of ladies will look after
the details, following the program employed in former years.
It takes a large sun: of money each year, but with each doing his or her part
the amount is easilv oiained. A blank will be printed daily in The Argus. It"
you prefer to play Sanla Claus yourself you have but to indicate the number of
children vou would like to make happy in your own way, and in due time the
names will be forwarded to you. Then" it will be up to you. If you do not care
to personally act, send in any amount that you feel you would wish to give.
poor are provided with warm shoes.
stockings. mitten3, caps, underwear
and whatever else they may need in
addition to some toy that carries with
it the Christmas spirit.
500 Children Made Happy,
The Argus fund last year provided
for more than 500 children, every case
Heine thoroughly investigated as to
whether or not it was worthy, and
$400 was expended in the purchase of
gifts and clothing, but the happiness it
brought could not have been bought
with stacks of money. The Argus is
'anxious that the fund be collected as
early as possible this year to facilitate
the buying of gifts before the rush of
the Christmas season. Any contribu
tion, no matter how small will be very
thankfully received and will be the
means of bringing to some baby heart
great happiness and the giver would
be more than repaid could he but see
the Joy that his gift creates.
The Argus will also assist any who
care to act as Good Fellows, who will
workers to allow no child to awaken I take upon tnemseives me responsiou-
Christmas morning and find that the ity of providing children wun i nnst
good patron saint has passed him by
on his round the eve of the Christ
Those who have had the experience
know the terrible disappointment that
comes with Christmas morning when
daylight breaks and finds no gift, no
sweetmeat, "no nothing" to remind of
the day. It shakes terribly the faith
of the child in the beautiful story of
Kris Krlngle and his little heart is
saddened yes hardened. It is just
this condition that- The Argus has
tried for the last four years to allev
iate. Incidentally the children of the
mas gifts. The paper has a list or
names of children who will have no
Christmas unless some Good Fellow
provides it. and will be glad to supply
names to those desiring them.
Already letters addressed to Santa
at the North Pole, are finding their i
way to the patron saint's agent. No
letter is overlooked or destroyed with
out careful investigation of the merit
of the case. An effort is always made
to provide each child as far as ad
visable with the gifts for which it
The municipal Christmas tree under
EXPECTS WAR TO
LAST THREE YEARS
DISPLAY MEN TO
HEAR AN EXPERT
J. Potter, President of Inter
national Association, Will
Speak November 20.
Trust a Man
whose surrounding, mode of life, and food and drink,
have combined to make him treacherous, indolent and
And food and drink are among1 the chief causes.
Coffees-one of the commonest beverages con
tains a drug1, caffeine, which affects stomach, liver,
heart and other organs.
Some persons are strong enough to aUrnd the at
tacks of the coffee-drug, but to most people it is a poi
son, and sooner or later is bound to tell.
If you find coffee is hurting you, quit it and try.
This healthful food -drink is made of prime wheat
and a bit of wholesome molasses, carefully blended and
roasted. It contains the food elements of the wheat
and molasses and nothing injurious or harmful.
Serve POSTUM piping hot and it is de'icioua and
"There's a Reason 'forPOSTUM
Jerome K. Jerome.
Jerome K. Jerome, the noted Eng
lish author and playwright, who is
in this country on business connected
with the American production of his
books and plays, ventures the opin
ion that the present war will last at
least IS months and possibly three
years. "It will never end," said he,
"until the British forces march into
Berlin. It will take the world at least
three centuries to recover from this
ARRANGE BANQUET FOR HIM
Address to Be Given at Y. M. C. A. of)
Effective Method in Window -Trimming.
must be the watchword when the housewife
buys baking powder.
Alum is well known to be a powerful
astringent, and should never be used in food.
Prof. Geo. F. Barker, M. D., of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, says: "I consider the use of
alum baking powder highly injurious to health.
Food economy now, more than ever,
demands the purchase and use of those food
articles of known high quality and absolute
purity and healthfulness.
R OYA L
Is a Pure, Cream of Tartar
Contains No Alum
Perfectly leavens, leaves no unhealthful residues,
makes the food more delicious and wholesome.1
DAY IN DAVENPORT
the auspices of the civic department
of the Woman's club which will be a
feature of the Christmas season, will
I in no way interfere with The Argus
j fund but will rather help to make of it a
! greater success than in other years,
j The Christmas tree will supply that
; spirit of the season which only a
beautifully decorated tree can do, and
j about it w ill be suns Christmas hymns
j and carols. No Rifts of any kind will
be given at this time.
STORE IS CLOSED
UP BY CREDITORS
Petition to Declare Firm of Ed
Davis & Co. Bankrupt Is
Filed in Peoria.
It was announced definitely at last
evening's regular meeting the Tri
cky Display Men's association that
C. J. Potter of St. Louis, president
of the International Association of
Display Men, will be in Rock Island
Friday evening, Nov. 20. The local
window trimmers have long been an
ticipating the coming of Mr. Potter,
who is connected in an editorial cap
pacity with the Dry Goods Man and
General Merchant, and who is one of
the leading authorities in America
on effective methods in window mer
Mr. Potter, when he comes to Rock
Island next week, will be entertained
by the local association at a banquet
at f ie Y. M. C. A., which will be
served at V.rved at 6:45, after which
Mr. Potter will make an address.
Merchants in Rock Island, Moline and
Davenport interested in getting the
greatest benefits from their window
displays will be urged to come and
hear him. It is planned to have sev
eral brief talks by local men.
The association held a largely at
tended and interesting session last
evening at the Y. M. C A. Demon
strations were given by C. Jorgenson
of McCabe's.and by Carl Meyer of the
S. & L. store in Davenport.
Pupil Teeth In Bad Shape Bad
teeth are all too prevalent among the
pupils of the Davenport public schools
according to the report of Dr. P. H.
Schroeder given at the board of edu
cation meeting last night. Forty per
cent of the pupils who have any phy
sical defect are suffering from bad
teeth. In scores of cases the condi
tion of the children's mouths was such
that they could not make satisfactory
progress in school. Special Instruc
tion for the 15 subnormal children
who were found in a psychological cen
sus taken here last June are now
being taught in a special room at Fill
more school. Miss Ming, who was
brought here as an expert psychologist
from Wisconsin, is their teacher. Six
other children who are hopelessly
feeble minded will not be allowed to
go to the public schools here. Their
parents were given notice of this and
were recommended to send their chil
dren to the state institution for the
feeble minded at Glenwood. The board
approved the purchase of a four-acre
school building tract a block north of
saloon at Second and Warren streets
in order to make certain that the pa
per was all right. Ott remained out
side in the buggy and decided to try
out the new horse In the meantime. He
had been drinking considerably, ac
cording to the police, and the horse
ran away, dashing through the down
town streets and winding up on the
sidewalk at Front and Myrtle streets.
The driver was hurled to the ground
and was badly cut about the head and
face. He was removed to the county
jail in the police ambulance.
Licensed to Wed Erskine Fish and
Pearl Hoffmann, Davenport; Alfred
Hoepner and Elizabeth Ohlinger, Tip
ton; Irving M. Walter and Mary D.
O'Connor, Davenport; Clifford S. Gar
stang and Ruth E. Everson, Daven
port; Edward Wymer and Christiennie
Real Estate Transfers Deeds were
filed in the office of County Recorder
Frank Holm yesterday as follows:!
Julius Claussen to Fred C. Prouty,
A petition to declare the firm of Ed
Davis & Co., ladies outfitters, 328
Twentieth street, bankrupt, was filed
in the I'nited States district court at
I'eroia yesterday by creditors from
Chicago and Freeport.
The liabilities amount to $4,500 and
the assets are about half that sum.
Connolly & Connelly and W. L. Lu
dolph appoared for the petitioners
and W. M. Walker for Mr. Davis. The
store ha8 been located at Twentieth
street for about three years. It is
exported Ftt-feree Henry will set a
date for hearing within a few days.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Quickly
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon Ind..
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
Joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been
in bed for six weeks and had eight
physicians, but received no benefit
until she tried Dr. Detchon's Relief
for Rheumatism. It gave immediate
relief and she was able to walk in
three days. I am sure it saved her
life." Sold by Otton G rat Jan. 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island, and Gust
Schlegel & Son, 220 Second street.
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons interested that the city council
of the city of Rock Island, Illinois,
having ordered that a local improve
ment be made by constructing a wa
termai'i on First avenue from Eigh
teenth to Twentieth street, the ordi
nance for the same being on file in
the office of the city clerk, and the
city having applied to the county for
an assessment of the costs of said
improvement, according to frontage.
Regain the Mastery
Over Blood Trouble
Matter How Disheartenlno
You Can Overcome It.
PaHser Garden t ft nrW nf SS 200. I wes 40 eet- lot 3- Dlok 6' Park Lawn
The tract lies on Bismarck between addition. Sixth and Ainsworth; Robert
. Iff SmallfiolH in TTlifnhoth S Mrfinv.
Blood disorder ere quickly cheeked by
S. S. 8.. the famous blood purifler. It
rushes Into the blood and In three mln
and an assessment therefor having mes has traversed the entire eirenitinn
been made and returned to said court, ,r Penetrates to where the blood la made.
Boyd and Jackson streets. Plans for
the installation of the cooking and
sewing departments in Kemper hall
were approved. L. J. Yaggy was form
ally sworn in as a director, taking the
place of Hugo StoIIey.
Rudolf Cronau to Give Lecture
Rudolf Cronau, the celebrated Ger
man author, will give an illustrated
lecture at the Grand opera house Nov.
29, under the auspices of the German
American Alliance and the Davenport
Turngemelnde. His subject will be
"Three Hundred Yars of German Life
in America and the Unity of the Ger
man Americans Through the German
American Alliance." The lecturer is
well known to the German reading
public as he has a national reputation
in America as an interesting and in
structive speaker. He has appeared as
a public speaker in Davenport before.
Employment Bureau Open The
city of Davenport will conduct in the.
office of the board of public works a I
free labor bureau, where skilled and
unskilled laborers, seeking employ
ment, may register and make applica
tion for -work. Only those who have
been residing in the city of Daven
port for the past six months need ap
ply. Mr. Employer: You can assist in
this work by calling on this bureau
for help when in need of skilled and
unskilled help. Telephone Davenport
Right Time for Sowing Alfalfa
The Scott County Farm Improvement
league wishes to call the attention of
the farmers to the fact that this is a
splendid time to get ready for the
sowing of alfalfa next spring. Ground
which is black, covered with lime and
then harrowed will be in excellent
R. Smallfield to Elizabeth S. McGov-
ern, west 16 feet of lot 12 and east
32 feet of lot 13 in block 22. Forest
and Dillon's second addition, Fifteenth
street, west of Gaines.
Young Girl in Terrific Fight. A
mite of a girl, but 17 years of age,
proved herself a heroine when shg
frustrated the daring attempt of a ban
dit to rifle the cash register at the
City laundry, 111 AVest Fourth street,
yesterday afternoon. Single-handed
she fought off the intruder for almost
five minutes, screaming for help until
a rain of blows upon her rendered
her partially unconscious. The crim
inal then took to his keels and made
a successful get-away. The girl,
Eileen Fitzgerald, 209 East Eighteenth
street, was alone in the laundry, which
is operated by Mrs. Belle Fink. A I
middle aged man, dressed In a light
suit, entered the place at 1:10 and
asked for a bundle. The girl turned
to the shelf at the rear of the coun
ter, ibut was unable to find anything
for that particular name. The oblig
ing patron then stepped behind thi
counter and offered to assist in the
search. Without warning the bandit
seized the girl and began to slug her
over the head, at the same time mov
ing slowly toward the cash register.
The girl screamed and fought off the
intruder, but the rain of blows began
to daze her and the blood streaming
down her face, partially blinded her.
The man shoved her into the back
room continuing to .beat her over the
head. The screams attracted the at
tention of Wesley Perry, a fish ped
dler residing at 1115 LeClaire street,
who rushed up to the laundry just as
the bandit was making a get-away.
He saw the girl, her head and face
covered with blood, and started in
pursuit of the fugitive, who threat
ened to kill him if interference was
offered. The man ran west to Main
street, south one block, and then
started east on Third street, outstrip
ping his pursuer. Pedestrians bad
entered the laundry by this time an
a hurry up call was sent to police
headquarters. A dragnet was thrown
out over the entire business district
and the fugitive's description was
flashed out to every officer In the city.
Dr. E. O. Ficke was called to attend
the girl, whose scalp was badly gashed
and lacerated by the blows, presum-,
ably inflicted with a pair of brass
knuckles. The victim was subse
quently removed to her home. The
girl's heroism and courage were di
rectly responsible for the saving oi
the cash register contents, which
amounted to considerable. That her
assailant was desperate is evidenced
by his daylight attempt, scarcely
block from police headquarters.
To turn a Jelly out of a mould with
out breaking it, try rubbing a very
little of the best olive oil on the
shape before pouring in the jelly. If
you do this you will never have an
other broken Jelly.
the final hearing thereon will be held j "here"Sto,Knatlon ha? settled W JlacM i 8naP for alfalfa next spring. This
on the 25th day of November. A. D., ! the membranes, drives' Irritation0 'from ! maltes the land more mellow. The fall
19H. at the hour of 9 o'clock or as ! the Joints, fills the blood stream
soon thereafter as the business of the
court will permit. All persons desir
ing may file objections in said court
before the said day and may appear
on the hearing and make their de
fense. Said assessment is payable in I
four (4) installments, and all install-
with application or lime gives
it time to
become available to the immediate
advantages for alfalfa, and the har-
ntldotal Influence and from head to foot
creates conditions that make for blood
health. There are neonle In everr com. !
mtinlty who know this to be true. They rowing prevents the hallowing away
have used 8 IS. R. for serere forma of of the limestone. Use two tons of
rheumatism, for Indolent, ulcerated snots In , ....
for eruptive skin dlee.. to? My wd Hn,e rOCk PeI" aCre- U can be lald
all those bodily conditions caused by j down in carload lots tn Scott county
t.li.od loaded with Impurities. Belna- a fne Iprk than XI nor Inn Alfalfa Via a
inents except the first shall bear in-! f." !"V. n ?ot n"rt I proven a splendid success this season
lerest iroin and after the dates of
confirmation until paid, at the rate of
3 per cent per annum.
Officer appointed to make assess
ment. Nv. 10, 19H. (Adv.).
refuse of a host of people misguided in I Tne average report from over 40 grow
their dilemma by first flylnit to those : ers shows a yield of about 6V4 tons of
) A conservative estimate of the value
"i in a ratio, lr onlln nr
other eruptions appear. If there are blood ' of this would be 116 per ton, making
,r,uJ!!gi..oorrt oth.rr. ,,nd,,;,''n ' in-la total close to about ?70 per acre,
pure iiiood get a bottle of 8. 8. f. at
once of any drupirlst. But beware of I
substitutes. If In doubt as to nmr irmi. Horse Deal a Bad One Adolnh Ott
i .L aquare. Jt , hi or you wish competent medical ad- I of this clt v boueht a horse vlrnv
is so male that when the nutmeg is vl.-e free. write to the medical depart- , ougnl norB ye8terlay.
dropped inside and the little handle I ""nr- The wltt fP-ine ro.. .n .J,, Paying $lt0 for it. The salesmart was
turned, the grated condimeut
Bids'.. Atlanta il. 'I'l, i . . . t Kit simmnnn nt Hrbolr taluml HH
comes j known far nd wide as one of the reat- j dered a check and the Rock Islander
t - . ... 1-- ... iiu7r-rs. imt nn t
delay to get a bottle of 8. 8. 8. todaj.
'suggested that they drive around to a
Flexibility in an army is the quality that
makes it quickly, intelligently and effi
ciently responsive to the will of its com
Flexibility in telephone service is the
quality that makes it universal in scope,
uniform in operation and economically
and continuously available.
The Bell System
embraces all these characteristics, and its
local and long distance service makes it '
Eossible for business commanders to
ridge space, leap obstructions and pour
a winning fire over a competitor's
Use the Local and Long Distance Lines.
Receivers, Central Union Telephone Company
A. J. Bevcrlin, District Commercial Manager
Rock Island 400