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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1908.
CLUB MAY HAVE
I ANOTHER HOME
Rock Island's Social and Commercial
, '.Organization Considering
INVOLVES SALE OF SITE
Two Locations Further Uptown Arc
Favored with Modern Fouf
The growing desire on the part of
members of the Rock Island club for
a new club house seems about to be
realized. The present quarters, which
have been occupied seven years, or
since the organization, the first of the
kind in the three cities, was formed,
no longer possesses all the essential
accommodations for a social and com
For some time it has been the gen
eral desire of the members to get a
location In a more central place, or at
HOME OF ROCK ISLAND CLUB,
least a few blocks farther up town, the
belief being (hat the club would better
lseet the requirements if it were fur
The Royal Neighbors of America,
.who recently removed their headquar
ters from Peoria here, have been do
nated the iiorth half of the present
club site, and there is now a fair
prospect' of disposing of the other
half . Should this bo done, the way
' would bo open for the selection of a
now site and the erection of a modern
1'Ian Four-Story llnihliiig. '
The general idea of those who are
working for a new home for the club
is to erect a four-story building on
one of two sites uow under considera
tion. The basement or lower floor
w'uuld be devoted to swimniing pool
g:innasium, bowling alleys, etc., the
s:ond floor to dining room, parlors
aiirt library, Ihe third to billiard and
c;ud rooms and a hall for balls or pub
lic meetings, and the fourth to be di
vuled into about a score of suites with
balh and other modern equipment to
be. used as bachelor quarters by mem
bilrs or to house out-of-town members
wiile sojourning in the city..
Plans now in hand would necessi
We believe the results in
our December business will
justify the prediction that
the public has no objection
to walking cne block from
Second avenue to this shop.
We are truly busy and sev
eral thousand dollars ahead
of any previous year. But
the next week is the test,
and we propose to make
people esthetically inclined
single out this store for their
gifts. We're going to put
prices' way down below nor
mal, . add more clerks, in
cluding an expert salesman
. Our windows are very at
tractive tonight. A visit
can only be pleasing to you.
Look for our advertise
. SAFETY BLOC
Rock Island, lu.
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tate the demolition of the present club
CASE COMES TO
A SUDDEN END
Motion to Instruct in Trial of Johnson
.and Peterson is Allowed, and
They are Freed.
The conspiracy cases against G. Al
bert Johnson and Theodore Peterson,
and "John Doe," came to an end yes
terday afternoon, when the case, on
motion, was taken from the jury, which
was instructed to find a verdict of not
guilty. The motion' was made on the
ground that the state had failed to es
tablish in any measure the connection
between the men alleged to be involv
ed in the conspiracy. Mr. Magiil dis
missed other charges pending, based
on the same incidents and state of
The indictments against Peterson
and Peter , Fleming, for extortion of
$25 from V..S. DumbecU, postmaster at
Silvis,' were also quashed.
Entertainment at the Villa.
The two literary societies at the
Villa de Chantal combined in a de-
lightful literary and musical Christmas
WHICH MAY BE ABANDONED.
entertainment at the close of the school
for the holidays last night.
GO OVER THE SITUATION
Committees of Councils Confer With
Bethany Home Officers.
Yesterday afternoon' a conference be
tween the committees of the councils
of Rock Island and Moline and the
building committee of the Bethany
Protective association was held at
Bethany home; on the project of en
larging the institution. The associa
tion aas asked the assistance of the
cities. Rock Island was represented
by Aldermon Blochlinger, Carse and
Schmid, who will report to the council
Monday evening. It is understood that
tne sentiment here is in favor of as
sisting the institution, but- ttiat the
action in Reck Island will depend on
the action of the Moline committee,
which at present seems disinclined to
assist. The association wants about
$1,000 from each city.
DENTAL SOCIETY . MEETS
New Officers for 1909 Are Named bv
The Rock Island county dental so
ciety held its annual meeting last eve
ning at the oiHce of Dr. A. H. McCand-
less in the Fafety building and the offi
cers for the year were elected as fol
President Dr. C. L. Silvis, Rock Is
Vice President Dr. R. B. Hinnan,
Secretary Dr. H. G. Trent. Rock
Treasurer Dr. C. W. Peterson. Mo
Gernaey Funeral. .
The funeral of Emil Gernaey, 1107
Third street, will be held from the
home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
and from the St. Paul's church, on
Twenty-fourth street at 2:30. The
services will be In charge of Father
Van Stappen. Burial will take place
at Calvary cemetery.
CLOSING OUT SHOE SALE.
11 1 " 4
George F. Schmale, 1605 Second AvrP
nue Going Out of. Business.
We have left a lot of boys' and
youth's shoes in vici kid, box calf and
patent leather, all good wearing shoes
and up to date. The boys need the
shoes and Tie must, get rid -of them
therefore a big cut of 50 cents to 7
cents a pair. -. Come in and -see what
other great bargains we have to offer
you, as we are positively going out .of
GEORGE P. SCHMALE.
icon Second avenue.'
All tne news all the time THE
TO SING CANTATA
Choir of First Methodist Church Will
Render "Hope of the World"
AT THE EVENING SERVICES
Pulpit Pedestals Provided by Queen
Esther Cfass of the Memorial
A Christmas cantata, "Hope of the
Worid," will be given at the" First
Methodist church tomorrow evening
by the church choir under the direc
tion of the choir leader, Mrs. J. F.
Witter. The program for this service
is as follows:
Prayer and scripture lesson.
Vocal Solo Mr. Hopkins.
Vocal Solo Thomas Hawkes.
Cantata "Hope of the World."
Part 1 Introductory chorus, "Ring
Forth Ye Bells."
Part p "The Shepherds."
Part 3 "The Wise Men."
Part 4 Closing chorus, "Hail Royal
Vocal SoloMrs. A. E. Williams.
- Doxology, benediction and postlude.
l"ulilt rrl-tuls tlx Gift.
At the Memorial Christian church
tomorrow morning the Queen Esther
class of the bible school, of which Mrs.
W. B. Clemmer is the teacher, will
present to the' church pulpit pedestals,
the presentation speech to be made by
Miss Luelia Huthmaker. Rev. W. B.
Clemmer will preach on the theme,
'The A B C of the Kingdom of God, '
and he will also tell of the work be
ing done at the Anderson, Ind., church,
of which Dr. W. T. Grafton, once pas
tor of the local church, is now pastor.
Mr. Clemmer, at the evening service,
will preach the last of the series on
bible questions, on the theme, "Is It
At Cottage Church.
At the Cottage church. Twelfth
street and Eleventh avenue, the Cen
tral Presbyterian congregation will en
joy two Christmas musical programs
tomorrow, and the pastor, Rev. Mar
ion Humphreys, will in the morning
deliver the third sermon in the series
on "The Presbyterian Church," his sub-;
ject being "The Church Doctrine, or
What We Believe." In the evening he
will preach a. Christmas sermon. The
music at both services, will be given
by the quartet, and piano and violin,
as follows: -
Miss Emma Benson, soprano; Mrs. Mae
Lidders Siemon, contralto; Arthur An
derson, tenor; Gilbert Graves, basso;
Miss Florence B. Knight, violin; S. T.
The following program will be given
in the morning:
Prelude Larghetto from Sixth Or-
an Concerte (Handel), arranged for
piano by S. T. Bowlby.
Anthem "Angels from the Realms
of Glory" (Warren), quartet.
Offertory "Andante Con Animo"
(original), S. T. Bowlby.
Anthem "There Were Shepherds,"
(W. R. Spence), quartet.
Postlude "Allegro Classeque," Rav
In the evening the program will be:
Prelude "Largo," Gluck.
Violin and Piano Florence B. Knight
and S. T. Bowlby.
Anthem "Arise Shine," (Williams),
Offertory "Angels Serenade,, (Pra-
Anthem "The Manger of Bethle
hem" (Havens), quartet.
Postlude "Overture, Poet and Peas-
Special Christmas services are to be
held tomorrow morning at the First
Baptist church, and the program will
be as follows;
Organ Voluntary Miss Myrtle Sum
Anthem, "Come and Worship" (Ash-
ford) Chorus Choir.
Doxology Choir and congregation.
Lord's Prayer Pastor aud Congre
gation. ' ' .
Responsive Reading Pastor and
Hymn,. "Joy to the World, the Lord
is Come" Choir and Congregation. ,
Scripture Lesson and Prayer Pas
Anthem, "Tidings of Great Joy"
(Meidllnger) Choir and Congrega
Offertory Miss Myrtle Summers.
Solo, "The Birthday of a King"
(Porter)- M iss . Luella ; May Crissman.
Sermon, "The Christ-Spirit In the
World "-R3V. H W. Reed, Pn. D.
Hymn. . "Kow Sweet the Name of
Jesus Sounds" Choir and Congrcga
Postlude Miss Summers.
Will Hold VMer Service.
A Christinas vesper service "Gifts
for the King'" will be held at Broad
way Presbyterian church tomorrow at
1 o'clock. A program of Christmas
songs and exercises will be given and
Dr. W. S. Marquis will deliver an ad
.lress appropriate to the day. The an
lual vest! val for the Sunday school
children will be held at the church
tVednesdny evening. . - u
1 1521 Second avenue tonight, . .
Ex-Mayor B. II, Kimball
i ' r
Former Rock Islander, Now Spending I
His Decliryng Days at Lawrence,
Mass., Recently Celebrated
His 93rd Birthday.
LAW IS DISCUSSED
Broadway Men's Club Heard Two In
teresting Addresses at Regular
PROCEDURE IS EXPLAINED
Judge Olmsted Talks on Special Ass
essments, and H. A. Weld on
Prosecution of Criminals.
One of the most instructive programs
ever enjoyed by the members of the
Broadway men's club was that given
last evening at the regular meeting of
the club :n the Sunday bhool room
of the church. Dr. F. A. Smith, presi
dent of the club, presided.
County Judge R. V. Olmsted geve a
very interesting talk on tlie special
assessment law, describing the oper
ation of the law, and in a manner that
made it easily understood by those not
fortunate enough to have an education
in law. Juoge Olmsted pointed out
that the special assessment law is a
good illustration or the fact that law
keeps abreast, with the times and the
conditions, this statutory enactment
having be?n adopted in 1S97. The
judge carefully explained the work of
the board of local improvements, the
council, the purposes of the ordinance,
the proceedings of the county court,
and the various objections which are
made possible as a', protection for the
The special assessment procedure is
very complicated, and even those
who have occasion to refer to It fre
quently fin.l new problems and diffi
culties in It continually. To the lay
man it is a huge puzzle, but to those
who heard Judge Olmsted last evening
it is much less a puzzle than it was
TnlkM of CrimlnnlN.
II. A. Weld made a very pleasing
address, his discussion being on the
criminal classes. He described in de
tail the criminal practice of Illinois
courts, and the different steps in the
enforcement of criminal laws, includ
ing the courts and the grand jnry hear
ings. Mr. Weld expressed a protest
against the practice which generally
prevails of throwing together the hard
ened criminal and the first offenders.
He argued in favor of radical improve'
ments, in the grand jury system and in
the penal system in general.
IN THE CHURCHES
services in tte various churches will
be held as follows tomorrow:
ZIon Swedish Lutheran, Forty-fifth
street and Seventh avenue. Rev. E. K.
Jonson, pastor. Services at 10:45 a, m.
and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:15
Grace English Lutheran, corner For
ty-fourth street and Seventh avenue
Rev. Ira O. Nothstein, pastor. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m. Luther league at
6:45. Topic, "Immanuel." Services at
10:45 a. m. and 7:43 p. m. Morning
theme,-"The Sunrise of Hope." Even
ing subject, "The Triumph of Right
Over Wrong." .
Swedish Lutheran, corner Four
teenth street and Fourth avenue. Rev.
S. G. Hagglund, pastor. Sunday
school at 2.30 p. m. Services at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. . Morning topic
Witnesses Concerning Jesus." Even
ing subject, "Things Angels Desire to
German Lutheran, corner Twentieth
street and Fifth avenue. Rev. C. A.
Mennicke, pastor; Rev. E. D. Men-
nicke. assistant pastor. Services at
10 a, m. and 7:30 p. m.
German Evangelical, ' Ninth street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
Rev. F. J. Rolf pastor. Sunday school
at 9:15 a. m. Services at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. .
Trinity Episcopal church. Nine
teenth street and Sixth avenue; Rev.
Granville H. Sherwood, rector. Set
ices at 7:30 a, m. and 10:45 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. .1
.Memorial Christian, corner ot Third
avenue and Fifteenth street. Rev. W.
B. Clemmer, pastor. Bible school at
9-?0 a. m. Junior C. E. at. 2:30 p. m.
V". P. Christiaji Endeavor society at
!C:45 p. m. Services at '10:45 a. -m
"will have charge of morning service.
Sacrificing our profits right in the
heart of the Xmas trade. Positively
every item must be sold before mov
ing into our new store, the new Best
Jewelry and Crockery
Make your own selection in the above departments
and buy at your own price; whatever the loss, it will
be sold. .
Auction (3) Three Sales Daily
Morning Afternoon Evening.
10 a.m. ,1:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
Beautiful Souvenirs Given Away at Each Sale.
TOYS AT CLOSING OUT PRICES.
FUR COATS AT RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICES.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY TO BUY SILKS AND DRESS GOODS CHEAP.
BEAUTIFUL LINENS AT MARVELOUS INDUCEMENTS, AND NOTHING
MORE APPROPRIATE FOR XMAS GIFTS. KOM AN SE.
LACE WAISTS AT HALF PRICE.
350 DRESS SKIRTS AT ABOUT ONE-HALF PRICE.
A BEAUTIFUL PIANO, REGULAR VALUE $350, WILL BE SOLD TO THE
HIGHEST BIDDER TUESDAY EVENING'S SALE.
RUGS AND CARPETS AT CUT PRICES.
Watch Us Grow.
Evening theme, "Is It True "
Second Christian, corner Sixth street
and Thirteenth avenue. Sunday school
at 9:15 a. u.; George II. Hull superin
Central Presbyterian, corner Twelfth
street and Eleventh avenue. Rev. Mar
lon Humphreys, pastor. Sunday school
at 9:30 a. in. Christian Endeavor at 7
m. Services at 11 a. m. and 7:30
in. Morning theme, "The Church
Doctrine or What We Believe." Even
ing theme, "The Joy Message for the
Aiken 'Street Union chapel, South
Rock Island. Junior Christian En-
(Continued on rage Nine.) I
THIS LEMON IS A "PEACH''
One Nearly Half Foot in Diameter is
Several of us have been handed
large, juicy lemons of which we are
duly proud tut few can boast of .one
the size of the lemon on exhibition in
the window of the Battles grocery
store. It weighs nearly two and a half
pounds and is fully six inches in dia
meter. Enough lemonade can ' be
made from it to quench the thirst of
half a dozen persons and lemons of the
same size which are found at times in
the groves of Florida retail at the reg
ular price of 1 5 cents each. The lomon
shown in ;he Battles window while it
i3 not a freak is probably the first one
ever seen here and is attracting no
little attention. It is owned by a lady
who lives in this, city and, who owns
extensive gtoves In Florida. She has
returned lately from a visit there and
she brought the lemon along as a sort
of curiosity. ' ' -
Members of Trio lodge No. 57, A. F.
and A. M., will . meet Sunday, Dec I
20, 1908. at 1 o'clock at the Masonic
temple, to attend the funeral of Guy
H. Rains. Services at . house. 518
Thirty-ninth street, at 2 p. m. Jnter-J
ment at Chippiannock . cemetery, un-j
der Masonic auspices. Members of
Rock Island lodge ' No. C58 and . so
journing Masons are Invited to attend.
. W." B. Pettlt, Secretary.
Get Into the Band Wagon.
Don't Get Left
Not more than 4,000 Shares of preferred stock offered for.
sale, of which only
2,000 will be sold in Tri-Cities
2 000 Shares will be sold on the same conditions outside
' of the three cities. '
Each local daily paper and the Volks-Zeltung will lie
asked to nominate a representative to be voted on by the
local purchasers of stock, and the one receiving the hig
est number of votes will be sent to Mexico at our expense
to investigate our proposition. ,
The shares sold outside of the three cities will be sim
These two men, together with the regular annual in-
spector, will leave for Mexico not later than the first
Tuesday in April, 1909.
IF THIS COMMITTEE IS NOT SATISFIED THAT
WE HAVE GIVEN A FAIR REPRESENTATION OF THE
PROJECT, WE PLEDGE OURSELVES TO REFUND EV
ERY DOLLAR PAID IN ON THESE SHARES AN Q CAN
' CEL THE SALES.
A C"1 of these Shares have been contracted for during the ,
5A last few days.
They will all be sold in short order. Going, going and
soon gone.' One share of common stock will be given away
FREE with every share of preferred stock sold.
1 Call at once or address: . . -
ROCK ISLAND TROPICAL