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THE ROCK ISLAND AROUS. MONDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1914.
WORK IS STARTED
TO AID THE POOR
Committee Is Named by Knights
of Columbus and Daugh
ters of Isabella.
TO CARE FOR DISTRESSED
Will Give a Series of Benefit Enter
tainments Durirg the Next Few
Months to Raise Funds.
! n Rock
I roasnsittee 1
I jirpeso cf carin
I tie approaching
For the Santa Claus Good Fellow
Cut Out and Mail to. The Argus.
I hereby agree to buy Christmas gifts for (give
number) poor children. I desire that the
names of the poor children, together with their ages
and addresses, be furnished me through The Argus
Santa Claus Fund Committee.
new charity work has been start;
Island. A Catnoltc re-
las been named for the
ig for tne poor during
The local councils 01 tee nn'.gnts
ef Colushus and the Daughters of Is
ibeila recently appointed charity com
t:ees for the p;:rrose of caring for
tie needy Catholics during the winter
snubs. The members of the com
s'.ttees axe: Mrs. John T. Marron.
Mr. J. E- Ridy, Mrs. F. M. Burt. T.
B. Reidy. William Toal and Dan Mc
Kincey. The committees held a Joint meeting
list week and organized the Catholic
relief committee, electing Mrs. Mar
ton president. Mrs. Burt secretary and
Mr. Toal treasurer. "The main pur
pose in oi-canizing this relief com
Biuee." said one of the members to1
fir, "is to he prepared to give imme
4Ut re'.ief to the distressed among
the Catholic people of the city but
us stance will not be refused to any I and who
day rain and the game necessarily re
solved itself into a kicking duel be
tween Rogers and Kirksdoon.
The visitors played as individuals
because the Rolla faculty had refused
to permit them to represent the school
officially and had even threatened
them with expulsion from the state
university for participating in a post
ONE STILL STAYS
WHILE OTHERS GO
Begrizzled Old Man Remains at
Court House Assisting D.
Cupid in His Wiles.
NEW OFFICERS ON
JOB AS VETERANS
Successful Candidates Assume
Duties With the Apparent
Ease of Old Timers.
COUNTY JUDGE WAS BUSY
Sheriff George Richmond and His Dep
uties Acquaint Themselves
With the Ropes.
worthy case, no matt- whether the
tpjlicant for aid is a Catholic or not.'
The committee announces that do
Mtjons of cash and provisions, as well
u cast-off wearing apparel will be
gratefully received. Cash donations
bit be sent to any member of the
ecmmittee. and arrangements have
been made for the collection of all do
u'Jons of provisions and wearing ap
parel upon notice to any of the com
itittee. The committee also announces that
a series of benefit entertainments
will be given under its auspices dur
ing the next few months. Dates
ri particulars wi'.l be published
Announcement of the organiza
tion of this relief committee was
tide in all the Catholic churches ot
tie city yesterday, and the work un
dertaken met instant approval among
tie people of the several congregations.
While today there were changes of
faces at the court house as newly
elected officers assumed their duties,
yet there was one gray haired, be
grlzzled old man, who has earned a
meagre living in the county building
still thrive there, and
CAPTURE STATE TITLE IN
SPITE OF OBJECTION
St Louis. Mo.. Dec. 7. The Rolla
school of mines eleven is football
ehiicpion of Missouri by virtue of its
defeat of Christian Brothers college,
core 27 to 6, here Saturday. A 75
yird run by Rogers, after intercept
fcf a forward pass at the opening of
tie second half, gave Christian Broth
er its only touchdown and represent- have seen
haphazardly secure the
for his meal ticket.
This denizen, over 60 years of age.
his face lined with wrinkles, a dull
look in his eye, but always on the
sharp lookout for business, with his
clothes patched and dirty, stands
guard in either the corridor or just
outside of the building.
His business there? Some would
term him a henchman of D. Cupld and
others would say he is a district dep
uty for the order of St. Benedict.
Still it may not be clear. He is
waiting and watching for the proud
young man, with the blushing maid at
his side, who visits the county clerk's
office and there secures a license for
marriage. He watches with eagle-eye
and when he 6ees the couple leaving
the building, he assumes a polite role,
one to which from his face and figure
one would stamp him a stranger, in
troduces himself and tells them he
knows a quiet little place where they
may be Joined together and given a
start on the road to connubial bliss.
Oftimes he is successful and . the
soon-to-be groom and soon-to-be bride.
nod their heads in acquiescence and.
togther the three go to a local Justice
of the peace, where the knot Is tied.
But where does he come in? The
justice takes care of that. It is said
that usually it is a quarter, or if the
groom happens to pay more than the
customary sum, it is more, occassion
airy even a half dollar.
Many officials in the court house
him and have asked each
ed the first score against Rolla this other who he was. but none seemed
!?ason. to have learned. They wondered why
The field was soaked with a three
INTO CRAY HAIR
rken3 Beautifully and Re
stores Its Thickness and
Lustre at Once
lit BLuuu nit-itr. iiitr jjiuiiiit- ui mii-
ful waiting," but they did not known
that all the money he earned was made
by standing guard there.
There probably is no crime agaTnst
his standing there, yet some may .say,
"but it is not fair." Still the old adage,
"all is fair in love and war," cannot be
, overlooked, and is not matrimony
! "love" and often "war?"
County officers elected on Nov. 3 as
umed their duties today, four of them
being newly elected. To the stranger,
however, who would casually drop in
to the county building this morning,
no difference could be detected, ev
everything running with apparent
smoothness, as though the new-
ones had been incumbents for years,
Ex-Sheriff O. L-. Bruner and his
former desk man. W. H. Brough, spent
the day showing Sheriff George H.
Richmond and his deputies the ropes.
in the midst of which a colored wom
an from Davenport was brought to
the county bastile from local- police
court, making the 40th prisoner in the
jail. E. W. Robinson, South Rock Is
land, one of the deputies, is to be bail
iff in circuit court, at least for the
County Judge X. A. Larson was cn
the jb promptly this morning, arriv
ing at the court house at 8:30 o'clock
and putting in several hours acquaint
ing himself with the business pending
before the court. His work is rou
tine, making arrangements for hear
ings of various cases.
New Treasurer on Job.
Frank J. Clendenin. new county
treasurer, sat in his office this morn
ing with stacks of tax books piled
Robert M. Benell has been working
as county surveyor ever since the
election, and since he has already be
came familiar with the workings o.
the offices he was completely quali
fied to assume the look of a veteran.
- The other county officers are hold
overs and they went about their busi
ness this morning just the same as
in the past, making but little note Oi
the fact that they started on the first
day of a four years' incumbency in
tals, 36 In.
Golden Oak Umbrella
French Plate Shaving
Our display of pretty
pictures of all kinds of
fers many suggestions
From the moderately
priced prints to copies
of many famous paint
ings, you'll find choosing
a gift a real pleasure.
ROCK ISLAND'S BIG STORE
Last Day Tuesdayof Silk Sale
Lot i The silks
from pur $i quality messa-
line, which were on sale at
56c, will now be j EZr
marked at, the yd.. .rJ
Lot 2 Silks which remain
from our $1.25 qualities,
brocaded poplins, these were
marked on sale at 69c they
go now at, fir IT
the vard JJ
Early shoppers to
morrow will profit by
this final clean-up of our
Silks y o u remember
the qualities; you re
member our former low
prices now the wind-up
is on and we want you
to note the prices, quoted
Lot 3 Silks remaining from
qualities to $1.50, broche pop
lins, these were on sale at 89c
now they go
at, the yard . 3
l)ot 4 All Silks from quali
ties priced to $2.50 a yard,
will now be grouped for final
clearance, not at our former
sale price of $1.29 QO
a yard, but at only . . . O
The Joy of a Good Corset
is Reflected in Your Figure
Every woman likes and admires a
pretty figure, and often give the credit
to the fit of the gown.
If ever- woman could realize the
great importance of being properly and
carefully corseted, more women would
enjoy that poise and pleasing satisfac
tion which comes from being dressed
Of course expensive clothes make a
great difference, but the most expensive
gown or suit worn over a poor corset
loses much of its smartness, while many
an ordinary dress worn over a good
corset, properly fitted, creates a most
At a moderate price wc know you'll
Common garden sage brewed Into a
lT tei. with sulphur and alcohol
tfied. will turn gray, streaked and
hair beautifully dark and luxurl-'
st; remove every bit of dandruff, stop
itchlsg and falling hair. Mixing
tie Sage Tea and Sulphur recipe at
txe, thoueh, is troublesome. An eas
kr y is to get the ready-to-use
tos-e. costlr-g about SO cents a large
bo:tie. at drug stores, known as
"re-fc' Sage and Sulphur Com
Jwwd." thus avoiding a lot of muss.
WiCe wispy, gray, faded hair Is not
itfal. we all desire to retain our
Kutifal appearance and attractive
Br daj-kf-nln vour hair with
POOR MAN CAUGHT PICKING
COAL IN RAILROAD YARDS
Jesse Wahl cf this city was pickNl
up Saturday afternoon in the Hurling,
ton yards for trespassing by William
iviican. special officer for the C. B. &
Q. Wahl was picking coal at the time.
It appears that Wahl is desperately
poor and has a large family to support.
It is alleged that-on several occasions
he disposed of lawn mowers to second
hand dealers, which he had taken,
explaining to the police that they were
fciven to him. He was dismissed, but
.Magistrate Smith cautioned him not to
get into trouble again.
BREAKS ARM IN
FALL DOWN STEPS
Mrs. . Johanna Okerberg Se
riously Injured When She
Trips on Stairs.
"ya' Sage and Sulphur, no on
tell, because it does It so natur-
"7. so evenly. You Just dampen a I
or soft brush w ith it and draw
T' tfcrousrh your hair, taking one
L Z trtf hairs have disappeared. After
- r mppiiration or two your nair
tt0e beautifully dark, glossy, soft
4 luxuriant and you appear year
JTter House pharmacy. (Adv.) .
Buy a home of Reidy Broo.
For express, call Wllllaru Trefi.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Independent Express Storage.
R. L 98L
Wear a S2 (union made) hat. Men's
Fashion Shop, Harpe house block.
All the news all the time The Argus
We jgh you a Merry Christmas, and we will help you
make it Merry.
Make up your shopping list and figure up bow mucn,
monn- you will need tell us and we will supply it.
Get our f-asy-tpay-back terms on 5. 10, 15, 20. 23 dol
lar and up.
If loo busy to call in person Just telephone R. I. 61
and our contii-ntlal agent will call at your address.
All transact ions are strictly private.
FIDELITY LOAN CO.
1715 2nd Awe, Rock Island. Telephone, R. I. 514.
Mrs. Johanna Okerberp, SI years of
age. is lying at St. Anthony's hospital
in a critical condition as result of a
hard fall at her home. 635 Thirty-ninth
street, Saturday evening about 7
Siie had started down the steps
when in some wanner she tripped and
plunged the entire flight of stairs,
alighting on her head and shoulders at
the bottom. She put out both arms to
break the force of the fall, and both
the right and left forearms were brok
en. Aside from this she sustained a
badly wrerched right knee, with se
vere bruises about the head and ghoul,
ders. The arms are broken between
the elbow and wrist and the fractures
are serious ones. Owing to her ad.
vanced age. her recovery is doubtful.
Dr. Joseph DeSilva is attending her.
CORL GIRL HAS A
CHANCE TO LIVE
Victim of Auto Accident, Whose
Skull Is Fractured, Show
Margaret Corl. 1! years of age, 3156
Fifth avenue, who was injured in an
automobile accident near the Y. M. C.
A. about two months ago, shows a
marked improvement at St. Anthony's
hosnltal the past three or four days.
and her mind is clearing up wonder
fully. Dr. Joseph DeSilva, who is in
charge of the case, statea touay u
she continued to improve in this man
ner she has a chance to recover completely.
The base or her sKuu was iraciurea.
when an auio on. tsu o --i"e
utruck a Ixng View car. i-or a urae
after the accident she was uncon
scious. I-ater she was in a ueurious
state for many weeks.
Cement Troof Against Hot Water
five parts gelatin, soluble acid chro
mate of lime, one part. Cover broken
rdges and press tigntiy. men
w hours, w in tioi
rectlons are followed.
like the famous
W. B. CORSET
We're ready with a generous
assortment of the new styles in
practically all sizes. As a
Christmas Gift, quite a number
find them most acceptable.
The W. B. Corset (Xuform)
shown here CiO OH
is only ZpJ.JJ
Toy Sewing Machines
every little girl wants
one for dolly's dresses
they are guaranteed to
sew, made substantially,
4.75 and 3.75. '
Metal and Wood
Drums My what a lot
of drums, just bunches
of them at 25c to $1.
Horses and Carts
play delivery man, these
horse and carts in a wide
lot of styles some milk
carts, some copied after
dirt carts, some fine de
livery wagons all well
built, 59c and up.
Startling Suit Sale for
Here's a lot of about iS fine Suits,
which were purchased for this fall's
selling, and were marked in the regu
lar way, to $20.
There's a good range of styles, and
some excellent cloths in the lot.
They're odd sizes and odd patterns
the materials are fine, the tailoring
is exceptionally good the Suits are
worth more than this sale price but
not to us, because we want to clear
them out. You get the advantage be
cause we're going to mark them at
only $5. '
Hats Still Sell
J&(Q!b? Every day sees great- ttfjgi t
Wytr f er enthusiasm displayed SVlp
Sf- zsta in our wonderful "Sub- fin sk
way Toy Department." Ejimxyt
o? The children come 5?. V V
v yCf here in great hosts j5 .l t
" he mthers bring the JE3 lr
. little tots and even men y-fi 1 1 -
V n Jlhyiy delve about but!'f' WijC
IJVall seem to einjoy thel''-V"!!
great show. The fact K272"I J4a
gr,Matp that this Christmas "P'r-JJI tS ' VPC
V-jAvS it is so general, should (liLmmJ Y
1 I. ' fill our hearts with the yjLT j-oq Vf
u joy of life. if J-o
Your unrestricted choice of
any winter pattern hat in our
stock at J4 Price if you've
wanted a smart hat for Christ
mas this is your chance.
Plush covered Horses,
to the kiddies they're
real, being 8 to 16 inches
high, "why you can
drive 'em fine" they're
only 59c and up.
We have a full line of
the famous Parker
Games for children and
grown folks. Children
learn much from these
games, and. they find
many an enjoyable hour
in playing them.
An exciting Auto Race
game, in fine box, 50c.
Young & McCombs is the Doll Store of the
OIL COMPANY TO ,
BUILD A REFINERY
Concern Sets Aside $100,000 to
Establish Plant in Either
Kansas or Oklahoma.
rdges and press tig
to sunlight for a fe
come apart If direct
In order to take care of its rapidly
increasing business the Illinois Oil
company is to have its own refinery
instead of paying others for the treat
ment of the oil shipped to this point
for distribution. At a meeting of the
directors of the company, held Satur
day an appropriation of $100,000 was
voted for the purpose of building a re
fining plant. F. P. Welch, the presi
dent, and J. J. Taxman, assistant sales
manager of the company leave tonight
on a site inspection tour through Ok
lahoma and Kansas. The refinery
will be located in one of those states.
Only Three Made Monday.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Three clubs in the
American association made money in
the season of 1914, according to Presi
dent T. M. Chivington. Milwaukee,
Louisville and Columbus had a profit
able season, he said. Cleveland and
Minneapolis broke even. Kansas City.
Indianapolis and St. Paul lost money.
is prepared to do all kinds of steam
and hot water and vacuum heating
work. Union labor employed. Of
fice at Rosenfield A Cox's plumbing
shop, 2025 Fourth avenue.
Phone R, I. 2703 ; Res. R. 1. 1507.
GENUINE SPRINGFIELD COAL
:t.73 prr single torn.
aXAA for two r mor toti,
ff-'ull vrrtsht KMarmate-d. Prompt
Offlrp aad yards. l.VW First Ave.
I'huue Hork lalaad
Pinkerton & Company
UNITED STATES DETECTIVE AGENCY
Chicago, III., ever since 1883
No connection with or relation to the Pinkerton National Detective
Agency. Scientific detective work along modern lines. Our
Finds the criminal intent In criminal accounts and reduces It to a
practical basis. A criminal account is one that can pay but won't.
When the criminal feature la exposed it wants to pay.
Headquarters Sur 600 Boyce Building, Chicago, III.
W. A. SHEHAN, special agent for Rock Island.
ATTY. V. L. LITTIQ, special district agent, Davenport.
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