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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, DECEfRKK 2, 19 0.
LOSES A FINGER; BUT LIFE SAVED Conrad .Erickson, Augustana Basketball Player, Passes Through Crisis. SUFFERS BLOOD POISONING Condition Develops Following Injury to Hand While Practicing in College Gymnasium. At the meeting of the Students' union of Augustana college yesterday after noon it was decided to raise a purse for Conrad Erickaon, the basketball player who had the index finger of his right hand amputated yesterday as the result of an injury received at basket ball practice. Erickson is now recting easily at St. Anthony's hospital, having passed through the operation success fully. His speedy recovery is hoped for. Erickson is the first victim of basket hall at Augustana this year. It is also probable that Augustana will be de prived of the services of oae of its best basketball men, as his injury will no doubt keep him out of thp game for the rest of the season. Although a new man at Augustana this year, his work on the floor easily entitlpd him to a place on the first team, it is hoped, however, that he will be able to don the basketball togs again this season, as his presence on the team will strengthen it materially. Injured Two ekn Ago, It was about two weeks ago that Er ickson received his injury at basket ball practice. While running, he col lided vith a post, smashing the index finger of his right hand. The injury proved to be a very painful one, and, although he had it treated immediate ly, blood poison set in and he was taken to the hospital. The condition of his finger became so bad that for a 'time his life was endangered, and, in order to save him. it was thought nec essary to ampmate his riglit arm. He passed the crisis, however, without having to lose his arm, but his linger could not be saved. Erickson is a student in the business department of Augustana. His home is in Sycamore, 111. porary quarters in the Best buildings. The meeting is called for the purpose of suomitting to the membership for its aDproval of toe work accomplished by the officers in connection with the plans for the proposed new home. Second mortgage bonds in the sum of $30,000 have been placed among the members, and an equal amount is to be loaned by the banks of the city, thus providing a new. home fund of $60,000. Tentative plans of the club home have been prepared and will be on vtew at the meeting tonight. An other important question that it is hopsd to determine at the meeting is the selection of a site. The lot on Nineieenth street adjoining the New Harper cafe at the south is favored by many of the members, but other loca-.tons wiH be offered. It is the de sire of the club officers that the entire membership express iiself on the var ious questions pertaining to the new home project. KING TURNED OVER TO POLICE OF CITY ONE FLOOR CLOSED Damages by New Harper Fire Will Be Smaller Than First Estimated. ADJUSTERS COME MONDAY J. H. AVest, Elevator Conductor, Sus tains Kroken Ilib in Escape from Carriage. Judge Gamble, in Iowa Court, Holds Him a Fugutive from Justice. Judge Gamble of Knoxville, Iowa, this morning offered a ruling in the case of Ralph King, who was arrested in Davenport some time ago for alleg ed implication in the robbery which occurred at the Ingalls jewelry store here three weeks ago, and after hear ing the facts of the case ruled that King should tie brought back to Hock Island under the extradition papers is sued by Governor Deneen. .ludge Gamble ruled that King was legally a fugitive from justice, inasmuch as he was in Hock Island at the time the rnhbei v was committed and was ar- ! rested while trying to sell a watch which belonged to Mr. Ingalls. King was brought to this city this noon by Detective James Brinn. WIFE CHARGES DESERTION j Kose K. N'icklas Brings Suit for li vorre in Cirv nit Court. j Alleging that her husband. Glen Y. jXick'.ns, to whom she was married Sept. 21, 1007, has deserted her, Mrs. i Kose K. Nicklas has filed suit for di j vorca in the circuit court. Mrs. Xick 'las ii a resident of this city. Sbe al ! so a-sked to be permitted to resume ! her maiden name, Hose K. Block. V. II. Weils is her attorney. With the exception of the fifth floor, the Xcw Harper hotel was running full 1,'fst againtoday and Manager Carl Mueller stated that it would be but a short time until every vestige of the fire would -be entirely removed. Insurance adjusters will come Monday. Parts of the fourth floor which were the most damaged were hurriedly re paired and put into shape ur receive guesrs. A temporary elevator will be installed in the course of a day or two and it will be replaced later on by a new elevator. The damage will be less than originally estimated. An Expert's Opinion. An expert electrician of this city when risked to give his views on what cause 1 the fire at the Xew Harper hotel ssaid he did not believe that it cam-2 either from defective wiring or a short circuit. His theory was en tirely different. He explained that the Xew Harper, with a number of other places in the city, gets its power for running its elevator from the street car company, the current coming di rectly from ihe trolley wire and re turning to ihe rails after being con duced through the nioror on the ele vator. For such heavy current as come.; from the trolley wire, it T-j nec essary that there be a direct return, that is that the current lie conduct ed lack to the rails and not merely grcin'leu in order to get the best re sults. If it is only grounded the re- sistasve is so great that there is i bound to be more or less tire and i spariii flying from tiie motor when it is running. , Trmilile n Third. The seat of the wlicle trouble, ac cording to the electrician, is the Tear ing up of the rails on Third avenue and the breaking thereby or the di rect keturn of the power, death by breaking a hole in the roof of the elevator cage and thereby ef fecting his escape from the trap, found last evening that he did not fare as fortunately as he at first believed. One I of the ribs of the left side, and immedi. ately over the heart, was broken. Just how he sustained the injury is a mys tery to Mr. West. When he escaped from the cage he must have fallen, but in the intense excitement did not notice any pain. He was taken to his home late in the afternoon. Mr. West's home is at 1126V& Third avenue. MIm Welch Improved. Miss Birdie Welch, who was badly burned at the fire. Is somewhat better today. However, her condition is still serious.. Her .face, neck, shoulders and hand?, and her arms below the el bows, are burned. Unless unlooked for complications set in. she will re cover. Miss Welch is confined to her home at 517 Twentieth street. Telephone Company Protests. A. J. Bevcrlin, manager for the Central Union Telephone company, re quests that The Argus print the fol lowing statement in reference to the jcall that delayed the response of the fire department at the blaze of yes terday at the New Harper: ",Our compai y is willing to assume respon sibility where we are to blame, but we believe we have, not purposely, per haps, teen done an injustice in this instance. I make this statement after a thorough investigation. There is a private exchange in the hotel. The call to the Central engine house came from there. The person asking for the fire station was greatly excited, and when she did get the fire station was unab'vj to make herself understood. The supervisor at our exchange, learni ing tiiar there was a fire, cut in on the call and gave the fireman answering the telephone the correct information. Theso are the simple facts." LABOR OPPOSED TO BOY SCOUTS Tri-City Federation Condemns Movement That Has Taken Hold in Rock Island. WAR SPIRIT OBJECTION Held Tliat Youth Should Be Taughf to He Peaceable Instead of Troublesome. Personal Points Lothar Harms is at Colfax, Iowa. Carl Tauberg of Ray, X. D., is here for a visit. H. W. Crawford arrived home last night after a business visit at Paducah, Ky. O. J. Brien and son Owen have gone to Missouri for a visit of several weeks. William M. Stewart has returned from a business trip to Oklahoma and the re-! other southern points. The boy scout movement was con demned in a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the Tri-City Feder ation of Labor held at the quarters in Rock Island Industrial home . last night. The federation took this stand in view of the formation of scout bands In the tri-cities. . The local scout organization was launched in Rock Is land two months ago and already has enrolled large numbers of boys, who are engaged in the work under the di rection of scoutmasters, the city hav ing been divided into patrols. The import of the resolution adopted by the labor federation is that the spirit of the boy scout movement is military in other words, that boys, by the teachings of the organization, are led to believe that it is manly to be warrior-like, instead of peaceable. Axalnnt Other Innovntlunn. The federation also went on record as condemning the advocated ideas o making it obligatory upon all young men to perform a certain period of military service before being allowed the right to vote and of inaugurating in the state of Illinois a mounted po lice system. "Iabor is for peace and. against war or anything that will be conducive of ; war-like impulses." said an officer of the federation at the conclusion of the meeting. H. R. BATTLES & CO. Saturday Specials 10 Bars Santa Claus Soap 22c Choice Seeded Raisins two packages 15c Full pounds, choice quality. Flour We wil1 Bel1 our Sleepy Eye flour, guaranteed In every way, 4 9 lb. sacks $1.55 Butterine William J. Mox ley's special put up in one pound cartons, the acme of quality and can be served with out any additional color, a pound 25c Pears Eastern pack in light syrup, good clean fruit; cans well filled, a can 10c Peas Sifted Early June, dozen $1.10, can 10c Starch Defiance brand, fine laundry starch, a 10c package for 6c Cherries Large cans choice Royal Ann white cherries in good syrup, a can 20c Asparagus Large round cans of tender asparagus, cut In pieces, elegant goods, spe- cir.l prie, a can 25c Pickles Gherkins, sour or sweet mixed in Mason quart Jars, each 22c Com Yankee Baby Country Gentleman corn, small kernel and pood quality, dozen $1.25, can He GIRLS HELD UP AT NIGHT BY FOOTPAD Honduras Coffee, pound 35c; three pounds SI .00. Special Blend Coffee, pound 26c. A good dinner is easily marred vl'.h poor coffee. Our Honduras or Special Blend is good enough t serve with any meal and prove one of the delights of the spread. Serve either one of these cof fees you'll be glad you took our suggestion. "Tip Top" Bread is the Best We know that and what we want now is to know how in the least possible number of words we can make clear to the public ????? WHY IT IS BEST ????7 4 CLUB MEMBERS TO VOTE ON HOME SITE Meeting of Membership to He Held Tonialit in the Hest UuiMiug. All Rock Island club members are jrged to be present at the meeting it S 'clock tonight in the club's tern-1 avenue Crescent Cinch Cluo. Th- ("reset in. Cinch club was enter taim d last evening by Mr. and Mrs. '. wnHnm Kar.s-'on, 2:112 Fifth avenue. Icinoh was the card game and the l;id i ies' Head prize was won by Mrs. W'al ter C'coley. Alien Pratt took the gen ! tlemrn's beau prize. Following the : games music was tiie evening diver ision vnd lunch was served. The club ! will meet in two weeks with Mrs. ICooley. Eleventh street and Sixteenth turn wire from the Harper is connect-! ed or rather was connected to Ihe rails there. The wire was merely' "groiiii.Ied" alier t!v rails had been j torn up and the various elevators, whk'Ii were run on the circuit had been giving more or Toss trouble? for! a tl.iv or two previous to the fire, al-; tho iun no one seemed to know just . whv it. was. The theory of the elec-1 tric;?u explains very satisfactorily, bow "he firo was started. Kill 1lrl.-n: liln" Know II. .Tesse H. West, who was in charge of the elevator al the hotel when the fire was first discovered, and who only es caped serious injury and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hart and Mr. and Mrs. H. 1). Winbigler have returned from Winona. Minn. Jay Kinney will leave tonight for Milwaukee, where he will go to work as brakenian for the Milwaukee road. His run will be between Milwaukee and Savanna. ; Tackled on Se vent cent li Street, hut i j They Have Xo Money aud Are ! Allowed to Go on Way. ! Clinton Youth Confesses Murder. Clinton, Iowa, Deo. 2. Frederick l.in. aged HI, arrested here for the mur I ;r of Henry Knoop of Howeli, Mich, on Nov. 19, has confessed the critno He says the murder followed a disvite regarding wages. Line took and i!ed. po.-sibly j $-!: turn Knoop's body ! Another instance of the danger to, jwomcn traversing the streets of the; : city av night without an escort is f ur- j jnish-?d hy the experience two young girls had on Seventeenth street be-i it ween Fourth and Fifth avenues one !even;ng the present week. The girls j are en. ployed in one of the stores of the city and were hurrying to their 1 horn when, in passing a building in itiie n.ii'.dle of the block between Third ; and 'Fourth avenues, on ihe east side of ill? street, they were halted by a ! man who popped out from a doorway in .rn:t of them. The girls were too $5 IN GOLD we K've to he writer of the beF answer sent us and 2o loaves of "Tip Top" bread to writers of others that we think suitable for publica tion. The Range Baking Co. j frightf.ned to make an outcry, and j j they were warned not to do so. The 'footjij-J asked them if they had any imone.- or jewelry, but both protested that they had not. He searched their raurfs to see if they carried handbags, land when he found that they did not ! lie v;ry considerately permitted them to continue on their way without fur ther molestation. Spain Invent Grape Cask. There has been invented in Spain n cylindrical barrel for grapes, divided into four sections to ventilate the con tents and prevent them from belnu crushed. Biiv MB hi Sr Hi I ?. i "5 I I 11 M ft w i w I "SI I ft f fee Men s at She Lara ITtaas Sid Otarlsitanas FFesemit est Mae's Sttore e I Cfefie it ' T 3 1 l"J hit i - , - i 4 a Ail A t f t-tsl- i THE LONDON caters to particular men and what man is not particular about Ms appearance? Hie Adler-Rochester, fcL" System ana oc v m f :. 1 -I fc.i-f' I r t: & C i, . . . . If i ive you that neat, nobby appearance. They fit and hold their shape and don t cost any more than inferior makes. Heit's Winter Overcoats .1 i i Al ill l mum is? t;"-a Copyright V; 5 1910. by L. ADLER bros. & cr disss Just Arrived a large shipment of mi Mark Cross English made ladies' kid gloves, light and medium weights and street gloves, $l?50;ahd'$2. Mwk Crciss b - xxx W XT v Tke"Ardoc" the overcoat with convertible collar which can be worn plain or buttoned to the neck is one of the season s favorites. We also nave an enormous stock of plain and silk lined overcoats with plain collar. All colors at any price you want to pay. , $15, $18, $20, 22.50, $25, $27, $30 verwear ose 6 pairs guaranteed 6 months Men's cotton, per box of 6, $1.50 Men's lisle, per box of 6, - $3.00 Ladies' cotton, per box of 6, $2.00 Ladies' lisle, per box of 6, - $3.00 Ik " A ft. . 6 ( v v .hi i if-1 - OiBdren's lepl Overcoats that button to the neck in gray, tan. brown, etc., at any price you want to pay from - - S3 to $10 breasted Russian nd sailor styles in fancy mixtures and plain colors, new est patterns, - S3 to sio. S. Cotton and wool WC3,tCrS in red, blue, gray. Q ' Double Dlouse an tan, etc. Gl 50c to g2.50 Tool and leather. Lined oves i;ed. so cow Ai'k boy gloves, 25c, 39c, 50c, 75c, SI. Caps - - 25c to $1.00 Men's .Winter Underwear The largest line in the three cities. Wool and cotton, union and two-piece suits. Stephen son's Staley Brand, Cooper Spring Needle, etc. 50c to $5.00 YOU KNOW US LONDON YOU KNOW US