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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1912.
MERCHANTS GIVE 1
TO SANTA GLAUS
Fund Raised by The Argus Does
Double Duty Thanks to
FOR THE SANTA CLAUS
EAGLES MAKE DONATION!
Check for $25 From Rock Island Aerie
Received Thia Morning Aid
for Mies Giles.
Cut Out and Mail to The Argus
I will agree to buy Christmas gifts for poor
children. I desire that the nrmes of the poor children to
gether with their ages and addresses be furnished me
through The Argus Santa Claus Fund Committee.
Eight Men Driven Into the Cold
by Fire and Are Rendered
LOSS AMOUNTS TO $500
Greet aid to The Argus Santa Claus ' - - --- j
fund has been given by L. S. McCabe ' work. I'pon Miss Giles devolves tie'
Co., and Young & McCombs. both 'task of compiling the names, ages and
cf these big department stores selling j addresses of fully 500 poor children
things at cost to the purchasing com- and apportioning these among those
mittee which is busily engaged in j " desire to be Santa Claus them
vi .v ..!..! ' selves, and finally directing the distri-
buying the presets that will be gnen ; bution of tQ he remaindel, froin
to the poor children of tie city by tne R(.neral fund. The enormous
Itork Island s goodfellows this Christ- scope of the work done by The Argus
mas. In some cases the reductions infanta Claus Jund cannot be realized
prices made tbem be:ow cost and as i l,ntil one p's into actual t0.UCVh
. , , , it. Mips GileB has systematized the
low as one-half the regular price. ! &nd hag h ,n exce-.ient ehape ror
This has bw-n of great aid to the com- handl,
rr.r - and nx-ans that every dollar , ,
ctmri'mud to the fund will do the. 1,M' T MB T "E,p-
vork of nearly $2. ' 1 here 18 151111 PPny ior me.
Tiiat tlie fund will go over the Jj(0,good fellows of Rock IslaJid to aid in,
n ark was augured this morning when , making Christmas happy for the poor
s check for $2.r, was received from ; ,.v,ndrn of the Htv. Monev will be re-1
Evolutionary Theory Fails,
Holds Augustana Professor
"If Darwinism be true, then the in
termediate types between the ape and
man should be running around in the
forests of Africa today." declared Dr.
C. E. LindBerg, professor of dog
matics in Augustana seminary, dis
cussing the origin of man yesterday,
A nr..wl ' Ti rr H T 4n9K V.
h'Kk Island Aerie of Eagles No. 56. , Cived up until Monday and request s I huionary theory fails in that'll shows
for names of children will be granted j no existing intermediate types be
until the same time. Though the fundjteen the various species now found
win pass tne ijuk mam irom present iCn earth. If the theory is true, ne
Indications, there is still need for held, there should be numerous half-
money. Were it, not for the generosity apes and half-men In the process of
of the merchants, the fund as it now development and likewise other semi
stands wou'd not be sufficient to care ; states between other species in the
for ail the little tots of the city who ! animal world. The process of evolu
kuow no other than The Argus Santa tion could not have been confined
Claus. It behooves you. good fellows ! nxrely to distant ages, -J)ut must of
At .ompanying tne contribution was
s brief noV explaining that the check
vbb to b applied to The Argus Santa
Claus fund and wishing the children
cf the city a merry Christmas.
MT W4Tfll llltl; .IKT.
An interesting story lies behind the
gift of 7 made to the fund by V. F.
:iMdley. Mr. Hradley found a lady
Firemen Make Wild Goose Chase
When Wrong Alarm Is Turned
in at Headquarters,
watch and naturally turned to the lost
a ml found coli-mn in The ArguH to i t oine to the front, soon if Buch is ! nt es6ity be continually going on, if it
fnd w ho own-d it. In response to an your intention. You can help make is consistently carried out.
ai there, he brought the timepiece to si me child or children happy and the! Dr. Lindberg Hid not hold that evo-
Ihe Argus office. A reward of S2 . knowledge that vou hare done so will i lution necessarily was at variance
be worth many times your contribution.
waited him. He took the 5-. udded
$"i frtrn his own pocket, and announc
ed that, he desired to have the amount
unfiled to die fund being raised by
K(IH ! CII.K.
The v rk which has fallen on the
shoulder of Miss Margaret Giles, vis
it ing nui ", as chairman of The Argus
Santa. Claus fund committee, has be-To'ii"-
so exacting that a nurse from
Davenport Mrs. Hart, has been secur
ti to tclieve her of part of her duties
s ls;iing nurse until Christmas is
past. Miss Georgia Turnbull. Miss
G.les' assistant, and Mrs. Hart will
givo their attention to the work of the
visit liv; uurpir's association, .eaving
Miss GiU free for the most part to j
devote herself to the Santa Claus j
Father, Son or Brother
50 dozen Japanette Initial Handkerchiefs, 10c,
three for 25c.
25 dozen Ties in Christmas boxes. 35c three for
CO dozen Ties 'u Christinas boxes, extra specials, 50c.
w:th the bible record of creation, but
asserted that it is untenable in many
instances. The story of the creation
in Genesis, literally interpreted, is the
only plausible theory, he said.
The pre-Adamite theory, which
seeks to explain the existence of var
ious human races by the conclusion
that they existed before the creation of
i Adam, was also attacked by Dr. Lind-
ibtrg. According to this theory, only
the Caucasian race is descended from
Adam, while the black and yellow
races are of pre-Adamitic descent and
have no souls.
"Kacial differences can be explained
by climatic conditions," said Br. Lind
berg. "Portuguese who have lived in
central Africa for 300 years have be- j
come as black as the negroes them-Bt-'ves.
Climatic conditions in Amer
ica is creating a new people here. The
Yankee is a distinct type from the
Erglishman. And "if the Yankee ex-
I pesed himself to til elements as did
tbv American Indian, he would soon
become of the same hue and would de
velop the same characteristics."
Usually staid and always decorous,
the juniors of Augustana college broke
a ay from all precedent yesterday in
an effort, to get into the college lime
light. They succeeded to the extent of
furnishing a good laugh for the re-
i nxainder of the classes. When chapel
exercises were about to begin, the
juniors marched into the auditorium
i:i a body. They were minus coats,
A flurried woman's failure to tele
phone the fire department the exact
location of a blaze, and a subsequent
wild goose chase of some 15 blocks
by the wagons, almost caused the total
destruction of a frame structure occu
pied by a gang of Greeks, located at
434 Forty-second street last night.
The delay ejjabled the flames to get
a dangerous start, and with, a brisk
wind blowing, other buildings in that
vicinity were threatened for a time.
Some eight Greeks were driven out
of doors into the cold and were ren
dered homeless. They were able to
save but a portion of their belongings.
The loss amounted- to approximately
The building in question, a story-and-a-half
frame structure Is owned
by the Moline Plow company, the firm
having purchased the place In order
to provide quarters for a number of
Greek laborers, who are employed
at the Rock Island shop of the plant.
The fire was caused by a defective
The flames broke out shortly after
9 o'clock in the upper story, and as
the structure is old and dry as tinder,
the flames made rapid headway. At
9:20 an excited woman telephoned to
the central fire station, and incoher
ently 6houted that the Rock Island
Wood Works plant was burning down.
BATTLE WITH FLAMES, i
The wagons immediately started for j
Eleventh street and Sixth avenue, the
location of that plant, only to find up-
on arriving there that there were no I
signs of a blaze. Upon communicat- i
ins with the barn, the correct loca- j
tion was learned, and immediately the j
run was begun to the extreme east
end of town. When the firemen ar
rived the entire roof was a mass of
flames and it was only due to heror?!
efforts upon the part, of the fire fight-'
ers that the blaze did not spread and
that it was confined to the top story :
of the burning house. Considerable !
bed clothing and furniture was des-i
troyed, but most of t,he clothing and
personal belongings of the Greeks!
FDR BROKEN LIMBI
Mrs. Mary Cox Files Suit fori
Damages Naming City of
Rock Island Defendant.
A praecipe in a suit for $10,000 dam
ages against the city of Rock Island
was filed today in the circuit clerk's I
office by Attorney J. K. Scott on be-!
half of Mrs. Mary Cox, 503 Third ave- i
nue. No bill of particulars accompan-1
but arrayed in flaring new sweaters of 'f8 th? PecI. bu " known that
a bright blue color. On each sweater
was inscribed, "A. C. 1914."
The juniors are a unique class in
n:anv ways and tney nave evidently
"Vunderhose, " fur Pair in l)OX guaranteed four
months, all colors, $2 a 1,01
Men's Fur Caps, make a splendid and useful present
for these cold days, $2, $2.50, $3.50, $5, $6
up to $15.00.
Cop., Sweaters, of th celebrated Web
ber hand Knit Just arrived, others at 50c '
Mufflers 'n npw styles, colors and makes al
45c to $3.00.
Knit Caps for Men. Bdvs and Children are vprJ
popular this winter. 25c, 50c and $1.00.
Collar, Cuff and Handkerchief Bags, larB? as
sortment. 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.50.
Suspenders. Garters and Arm Band n,i several
other combinations, 50c to $2.00.
Umbrellas, Plain or mounted. $1.00 to $5.00.
Shirts of a11 Iv'nds and makes. 50c to $3.00. v
Initial Handkerchiefs 10c, 15c, 20c and 25c
for the all linen.
Bath Robes, $3.50. $3.75, $4 up to $7.50.
Smoking Jackets, $5, $5.50, $6 up to $8.50.
For the Kiddies we ba Indian Suits, Cowboy
Suits, Policeman Suits, Cowgirl Suits at $1.00
Hundreds of useful articles for practical gifts.
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS
1724 2d Ave., Rock Island
the claim grows out of an accident :
which befell Mrs. Cox some months j
ago and which resulted in a fracture to ;
one of her legs. She claims that the 1
dined to let the remainder of the i.citv ha(1 dumped a wagon load ofasrres
college students know it. In the first
place they number only nine, the
smallest class in many years. More
I over, all the nine are young men. Each
I tut of the nine has an office in the
j class, a few offices being created in
! order to slight no one. The new sys
itim of credits at Augustana is re
! sponsible for the small size of the
on the walk near her home and that no 1
provision was made for warning pedes-;
trians. She stumbled over the ashes !
and broke her leg. !
class. Many students have taken ad-
vantage of the arrangement to do four
years' work in three years and conse
quently skip the junior year.
Licensed to Wed.
John W. Brooks New Windsor, 111.
Miss Agnes E. Miller Sherrard.
Adolph Sundberg Davenport.
Miss Amelia Carlson Davenport.
John II. Koehler Rock Island.
Miss Auna K. Frank
South Rock Island.
Camiel Minue East Moline.
Miss Marie Grymonprei, East Moline.
J Everett L. Hayes Edgingtqn.
Miss Mabel Madori Edgington.
Charles W. Clark Silvis.
Mrs. Jennie McConnell Silvis.
Fiank M. Wainwright ... Rapids City.
Misa Anna R. LJndstrom ..Rapids City.
John W. Lynn Rural
Miss Susan Koehler
South Rock Island.
Clinton H. Fuller Davenport.
Miss Bertha Claussen ... Davenport.
Fred W. Runck Rock Island.
Miss Mabel Sims Rock Island.
C. Edwin Carlberg Moline.
Miss Laura A. Daebelliehn, Rock Island
Charles E. Irwin Lamon, Iowa.
Miss Mildred F. Suman Moline.
Letters to Santa Claus
New Tort Publication of The
Oriental Review, a Japanese magazine,
will be discontinued with the current
December number. The Oriental In
formation agency also will cease business.
Away back in 1841. Old enough to re
member those days? Still used for
cougns and colds, bold for 70 years.
Ask Your Doctor.
3 C Aw Co.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little ;
girl four years old and cannot write;
a big girl is writing for me. My
mamma is sick so much she can't give
you any money to buy me Christmas
gifts this year and whatever you bring
me will be all right. LUCILLE.
Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me
a doll efcuggy and some candy and
nuts. I have a little sister six years
old and a twin brother and sister 11
years old. I am a girl of nine years.
My papa died two years ago. My
mamma works hard to help . make a
living. From your loving friend,
Dear Sana: Please give me a train
of cars, a jumping jack, a barn, an al
bum, a soldier suit, a play auto, a rock
ing horse, a little circus, and some
candy and nuts. JOHN.
Dear Santa: I would like to have a
sweater coat, a pair of stockings and
a pair of fur gloves, and my little
brother, 6 years old, needs a pair of
etcckings and a pair of overshoes.
To my friend, Santa Claus, from
Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would
write a few lines to tell you what I
would like to have. I would like a
game and a book. Thanking you for
your kindness, I am your friend,
Dear Santa: I would like yon to
bring me a little doll and some dishes,
a chair for my doll and swing for her,
and a little cupboard, and a bag full of
nuts and some candy, as I am a very
good little girl. Good-bye, dear Santa
Claus. Your friend VELMA.
Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a
j few lines to tell you what I would like
ROCK-ISLA.NDt ILl..TnlJuori ToTtcoND
These Christmas Specials Tonight
At 7 p, m:
Kid bodied dolls with jointed
limbs, closing eyes, stockings and
slippers, curly wig, 35c dolls; buy
At 7 p. m.
In the Book Dept., children's great
big 225 page story books, n
profusely illustrated, at... IOC
At 7:30 p.m.
Dainty Jabots of baby Irish lace,
each in a neat box, are selling
readily for 25c, fine for q
gifts. Just for tonight.... A C
Men's silk mufflers, choice cf
black, white or gray. All $1.50
values, and worth It For
tonight your choice
At 8 p.m.
The Fancy Work Dept will sell
large fancy work baskets on stand,
$1.50 values, elegant
for gifts, at
In the Big Fur
at 7:30 Just 25 fur sets,
assorted furs, large muffs,
$10.00 and $15.00 values.
and mostly $15.00, at just
Remember Just 25 and
at 7:30 sharp.
At 8 p. m.
Handsome Christmas umbrellas,
assorted handles, $1.00
a piece, quick
At 8 p. m.
Pullman slippers for men and
women. Fine soft kid in red or
black, put up in leather cases
great for traveling.
For tonight ,
At 8 p. m.
Choice of a number of those
clever little hlll-cllmbing toys.i
both street cars and ladder wag
Take them tonight, Q j
At 8:30 p.m.
All Bilk crepe de chine scarflngs
with rich colored borders, these
you will pay 58c for usual- OQ
ly. For tonight, a yard...OIC
At 8:30 p. m.
In the Notion Dept.,
straight or ring handle
Save 30 per cent or more by buying here.
Our negotiations and engagements of
Holiday Handkerchiefs were made on a more
gigantic scale this year than ever before,
and now that they are all received, we are
simply overwhelmed when we look at the
vast piles of them. The advantages we ob
tained in this large quantity buying were In
tended all should be for you, but our en
thusiasm must have made us forget that this
community does not contain a quarter of a
million population. So we are with twice too
many handkerchiefs. Take off 30 per cent,
take off even more, buy as you please, one
or a dozen. The handkerchiefs must sell. 4
They are all of the newest, choicest kinds,
the most exquisite designs, many of them
sheer and dainty enough for queen or prin
cess. Come any day, the earlier the better
you will find the choosing. You get the
same bargains whether you buy a dozen or
Note the following:
Ladies' all pure linen imported Armenian
lace edge Hdkfs, 50c, $1.00, $1.25 $1.50
Ladies' all pure linen fancy style, side em
broidery, corner emb'd'y, and all around emb.
at 10c, 15c, 25c 50S and on up.
Ladies' plain hemstitched linen handker
chiefs, 3c and all prices up to 3
Ladies' linen handkerchiefs, with hand
wrought Initials, 10c to 25
Armenian lace edge initial hdkfs. at... 50
Children's hemstitched hdkfs., from.. up
Men's colored border or all pure white hem
stitched hdkfs 5
Men's pure linen hemstitched and initialed
handkerchiefs, sheer linen or medium- weight
at 10c to.. 50
A very special lot of women's pure linen,
hand emb'd and initial, half dozen to box
(3 different patterns), box of 6 for $1.40
' We can safely say that in a great many of
these unusual values that you will find a sav
ing of at least 30 to 40 per cent. '
Of Course You Eat Candy
and you should eat nothing but the purest
good at any
It's all right to buy good
but cheap candies are never
We've had 18 years experience in buying
and selling candy. We think we've learned
the candy business. Every year we sell bet
ter candy, but the prices remain practically
the same. Our policy is always the beat at
the most modest prices.
During the past few days, tons of nice
fresh, sweet nuts of 1912 crop have been re
ceived. Shelled and In the shells walnuts,
filberts, pecans, almonds and Brasil nuts of
the largest and most perfect specimens.
Our Christmas candy stock has been re
plenished to overflowing and the beautiful
holiday boxes are fast being filled by our
A cash discount to Sunday schools, soci
eties, churches and quantity buyers. We ad
vise you to order early. There has never
before been such fore-handed ordering and
our forces are working day and night In an
attempt to keep up with the demand. Again
we warn you that last minute buying often
proves less satisfactory.
At the present we can serve you to your
Where Do You Eat?
People who are "finicky" about cleanliness
and purity those with keenest appreciation
of high quality and delicious flavors find our
tea-room just the place to "feel at home".
You remember, evennow, when you used to
sit down at the old home table and had
mother's cooking, what a splendid appetite
you had and how eveiy article of food tasted
Business men and women walk blocks at
noon to get their luncheon here, where they
have confidence in the quality and freshness
of what they eat. Men tell us our home
made pies taste just like those they used to
steal from "mother's pantry". Lunch served
every day at 11:15 till 2:30. Supper during
the "open evening" season, and every Sat
urday night from 5:00 to 7:30.
for Christmas. If you please, a Christ
mas tree, a set of furs, a pair of skates
and a bracelet. Good-bye, Santa Claus.
"The greatest compliment that I ever
received," says Opie Read, "was a crit
icism. Several years ago I went to
Arkansas and visited the scene where
one of my stories Is laid. The landlord
of the little hotel said to me:
" 'Here comes a little old fellow to
whom I loaned a copy of your book.
He can't read, but his wife reads to
him. Let's see what he says about the
"Hello, Jason, did your wife read
that book to yon?"
""'Mawnin', sah. Yes, she done
read it to me."
Well, what do yoa think of Itr
""Huh? That ain't no book at all.
I done lived hear fo fo'ty yeahs an' I
done hearn folks talk that a-way all
th' time." ' Cincinnati Inquirer.
"Is it genuine Chippendale?"
"But this looks like a rack right
"Done by Chippendale himself, sir. if
a fit of rage when he beard the uniot
had called the men s out." Londor
nity or to a secret society of any kind. president, with John Dorney of Super
Irving A. White of Antigo was elected jioi as vice president.
Madison, Wis. A militant anti-fra-!
ternity agitation at the state university
has resulted in the organization of the i
"Wisconsin Commoners.'' The new so-!
ciety excludes from membership any-j
cne belonging to a Greek letter fratar-1
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