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WEDNESDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS DECEMBEK 24, 1919.
XMAS CHEER IS BROUGHT TO KIDS DY ARGUS SANTA -Six Trucks aa Autos Help Santa (lans ia HIi Anaaal Tlsit 1e Poor Children. v Six trucks and automobiles, la de with presents, today helped The Argus Saaa Claus carry his ' yearly message of Christmas cheer and happiness to the poor children or Bock Island. Starting from the State bank building, where the committee had Its quarters, with two large trucks and four machines, the work of distributing the packages to the kiddies was promptly under way. D. B. Bergquist, Boy .Scout execu tive, turned troop of bis boys over to the committee and they did valiant work. Two boys were sent out with each machine, and direct ed by a member of the committee, personally delivered the Christmas packages to the children. D. C. Strecker of Strecker & I wis again aided the committee In its work of distribution and carried a truck load of presents from The Argus Santa Claus rooms. Another truck was donated to the commit tee by the Rock Island Transfer company, George Bealer driving. The following boys assisted the committee: Camiel Strobbe, Wal ter Lundy, Archie Stevens. Eait Maynard, Elmo Bledsoe, Gilbert Gustafson, Ralph Maynard, William Lavender and Donald Carter. ROCK ISLAND'S COUNTY TAXES UP 4 PER CENT (By Associated Press.) Springfield, III., Pec. 24. Steam railroads operating in Illinois had a total valuation in 1919 of $574. 742,228, the state tax commission announced today. The commission's valuation of electric lines is $40,873,538. Under the law providing for an assess ment on the basis of one-half valu ation the steam roads will pay taxes on approximately $287,371,114 and the electric roads on $20,436, " 769. The total assessed valuation of lands, not including certain rail road properties assessed by the local assessors, is $1,139,428,877, and the equalized assessment is $1,162,136,273, an increase of $22. 707,396 in the equalized valuation. Notice has been sent to the coun ty clerks of increases or decreases in the valuation of lands. A reduc tion of 12 per cent was ordered in Cook, county. An increase of 12 per cent was ordered in Kankakee county. Other increases ordered included the following: Madison, 6; McLean, 2: Cham paign, S; Macon, 4; Knox, 6; Jo Daviess, 2; Rock Island, 4; Jeffer spn, 6;, Jackson, 4; LaSalle, 6. . (Special to The Argus.) Springfield. 111., Dec. 24. The fol lowing- are the net assessments on capital stock of RocV Island enr portations made by the state tax commission on those corporations which have made their reports to the commission: People's Pow r company. $300,000; Tri-City Rail way company, $125,000; Colon 1 hotel company 'of Rock Island, $1J 000. i SAY BOLSHEVISTS : KILLED GENERAL : London, Dec. 24. The bolshevik! captured 15 guns, 1,000 horses and 300 men after defeating the forces of General Mamontoff and General Cnelnokoff in the region of Staron i en iik, according to a wireless dis patch received from Moscow today. The dispatch adds: "More than a thousand coassacks ' were killed, including General Cnel nokoff." . 13 (I Personal Points Miss Muriel L. Ammerman is home to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ammerman, 1643 Twentieth street, from the Columbia. School of Music in Chicago, where she is studying violin and piano. , Mr. and Mrs. R. F. McKeazie of Kenora, Ontario, Canada, are spending the holidays at the home of Joe Rttze, 1331 .Fourteenth street. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Verne Andrews, of 1526 Sixth street, yesterday morning. This is their third child. Mrs.' Andrews was Miss Celia Hullsbrink of this city before her marriage. Miss .Mildred Adams has arrived home to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Adams, 1712 ' Thirteenth avenue. Miss Adams is teaching kindergar ten at Fremont, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. A. Q. Larson of LaGrange are In the city to spend Christmas with Mrs. Larson's father, C. A. Schoessel, 1330 Twen tieth street. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Murphy of Mason City, Iowa, and Dr. F. J. Conroy and wife of Chicago have arrived in this city to visit over the holidays with Commissioner John H. Murrin and family, 1030 Twen tieth street. Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Conroy are daughters of "Mr. and Mrs. Murrin. Miss Maude C. Bear of Beaver, Pa., will arrive in the city this aft ernoon to spend the holidays with her father, Jonas Bear of 60$ Eigh teenth street. Kfcith Nelson, 539 Twelfth street, rallied encouragingly from the ap pendicular operation be underwent at St. Anthony's hospital yesterday afternoon. Miss Vivian Ball of Sacramento, Cal., is visiting at the home of Mrs. J. E. Larkin, 612 Forty-fifth street. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sellers and children of Springfield arrived last night to spend the holidays with Mrs. Sellers' parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Boehme, 1223 Eleventh street Mrs. Bernard Stiegel and her two children of Zell, S. D., are spend ing the Christmas holidays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ibrig, 4100 Twelfth street. Miss Mary E. Adkins, secretary or the V. W. C. A., left yesterday for ber home in Springfield, where she will spend several days. Miss Hazel Rust, girls' work sec retary of the Y. W. C. A., left this morning for ber home in Elgin, to spend Christmas with her parents. Mrs. Milton Arndt and son Billy of Phiiadelphia are spending the holidays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C, Arndt 1338 Fifteenth street Miss Sarah Schmidt of the Y. W. C. A. is spending the holidays at her home in Sparta, Mich. ASKED HOSPITAL SERVICE, BUT WAS PUT m HANDCUFF Chicago, Dec. 24. Colonel W. N. niunham OAmmnnda nt rt . Vnmt U1DMISI1JU VViUUIWUWM v - VI Sj Sheridan, today began an investiga- tion of charges by. Private Harvey F. Boyd, of Bucyrns, Ohio, a hos pital patient, that he had been brought to the hospital in hand cuffs and treated as a prisoner. Boyd claims that after he had been furlougbed home from Fort McHenry, Maryland, his wounds be came worse and his case was trans ferred to Fort Sheridan. He ar ranged with Fort Sheridan officials to send an attendant to assist him in coming to Chicago, he Bays, but when the attendant arrived be ar- rested Boyd at the point of a gun and handcuffed hini. Boyd lost bis right, leg on the Marne. EGYPT SITUATION GROWING BETTER Cairo, Dec. 24. The situation here is generally improved, follow ing the recent disturbances in which several persons were killed and others injured. Demonstra tions are ceasing and the students who were accused of fomenting the trouble, have . returned to school.- Aminey Yussef, a nephew of the nationalist leader, has written to the newspapers denounclng'attacks on trains and urging students not to be guilty of acts of lawlessness. Here's Wishing All Our Friends m A Very Merry Christmas MARTIN'S CiMIM. "I? Oi wvki iieen i,iyar otores CHARITIES GIVE 75 BASKETS TO POOR FAMILIES Baskets This .Tear Stocked Better Tfcaa Ever Befeie, Is Word Give Oat. Seventy-five poor families of Rock Island had cause to, and did, ex press gratitude to the Associated Charities today, when they received generous baskets filled with fine eatables for their Christmas din ners. The distribution was made by 10 motor, corps, comprising about thirty-five persons, who cov ered the whole city, and there was a basket for every family known to be in need. However, the organization wants to provide against the possibility of having missed any family entitled to aid. And so they Issued a state ment today, to the effect that if anyone wishes some of the good cheer . distribated today anyone who in some way was missed they may obtain it by applying at the Associated' Charities headquar ters. 637 Seventeenth street The distribution started early this morning and by 6 o'clock was com pleted. Through the kindness of people of this community the bask ets this 'year were better stocked than ever before. Miss Lou Harris solicited in the country schools and schools of the small towns around here, securing the best of cooperation. The country people responded generously to the call, sending iu fowls, vegetables, can ned goods and bread and cake of all descriptions. The Associated Charities passed on the many expressions of grati tude it received from the recipients af the baskets, to the public, who donated so generously that the spirit of Christmas might fill homes which without help would be rath er cheerless. Boy Stoats AM. There were two Boy Scouts In each of the 10 cars which went about on the work of distribution today, they having volunteered. The workers who gave their time and the use of their cars for the project were Miss Catherine Mar shall, Marian and Dorothy McCabe, Dorothy and Frances Rhoads, Ma rion and Clark Vernon, Mrs. C, L. Silvis, T. A. Murphy, Rev. John Mc Gown Stevenson, Franklin and Mar garet Searle. Mrs. H. S. Cable and ! H. H. Cleaveland, Jr. WOULD ABOLISH PASSPORTS FOR . PAN-AMERICANS Chicago, Dec. 24. The Pan-American Consular association, meeting here today, recommended to the United States and South American governments that restrictions re quiring commercial travelers and j - tourists to have passports to visit South America be abolished. WINNIPEG STRIKE LEADER GUILTY ON ALL SEVEN COUNTS Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec. 23. R. . Russell, one of the leaders in Winnipeg's general strike charged with seditious conspiracy, was found tuiltv here todav on all sev- en counts. The first count In the indictment was "seditious conspiracy," the next five were for committing overt acts and the seventh was for "com mitting a common nuisance." HOLDUP GANG GETS CARD PARTY CASH New York, Dec. 24. Three hold up men entered the Eugene R. Duffy Association club rooms ear'y today .lined up 18 members at th po'nt of revolvers and escaped with $2,000 in cash and. personal prop erty. The members, who were play ing cards when trie robbers en tered, were backed up against the wall while the holdup men went through their pockets. ' 1 QMuary V Jeter Baert. Aa inquest and post mortem ex- j animation were conducted at the O'Malley funeral parlors at 2 o'clock this afternoon for Victor Baert a laborer living at 2704 Eighth avenue. Rock Island, who died at St. Anthony's hospital this morning. Death was found to have been caused by intestinal obstruc tion and peritonitis. Mr. Baert was suddenly stricken as he was unloading coal at the Moline Iron works, where he was employed, Monday afternoon. He was removed to hi home and was taken to St. Anthony's hospital this morning, where his death occurred a half hour later. The post mor tem was held at the request of the attending physician. Dr. K. W. Wahlberg of Moline. The deceased is survived by the widow and two small children. He; was born in Belgium 42 years ago and came to this country in 1913. The funeral services will- be hel Friday at 8:30 o'clock from the O'Malley parlors to St. Paul's church. Father Peter Zwart will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery. THREE APPOINTED ADMINISTRATORS FOR PROPERTIES In the probate court today three persons were appointed to admin ister estates which were not divid ed by wills. Axel Neilsen was chosen admin istrator of the property left by his father, Jacob Neilsen. George Khmke, Jr., was appointed administrator of the estate of his father, George Ehmke. Anna Weaver, the widow, was appointed administratrix for her late husband's, James Weaver, es tate. Oar stare will tomorrow, Never so busy before. Never so many thousands of cutomers as this year. Never the store so filled in every aisle and corner. Never the' sales anywhere near so large. Never so smooth and easy course of business. Fewer errors, less friction, better service in everyway. And all the time, each day, every day, we have had the un failing good will and courtesy of our customers Moline evi dence that this store is, indeed, Moline's store, and that our ef forts to do our share have Mo line's support Thank you, Moline. For the backing that has made our store what it is; and especial ly for the splendid business of this holiday season Thank you, Moline. Wish you a Merry Christmas. F1SK & LQOSLEY CO. Dec. 54, 191t. Among our assets we life to count the only one that money can not buy your good will. And so at this Holiday Season we extend to you not as a cus tomer alone, but as a friend the Best of Wishes for the coming year. GUM FURNITURE CO. 1515-151T Sixth Aveaue, , Moline, III. . w MILLION EACH HOUR CHICAGO SPENDING RATE Chicago, Dec. 24. In the last mad rush of Christmas buyers 600,000 shoppers jammed loop stores and sales, merchants report ed, reached the limit of $500,000 and $1,000,000 an hour. , All ChriRtman rernnls of crowds and money spent were broken. Sur face and elevated lines carried more passengers than on any single day in history. . To the usual Christmas expendi tures was added more than $15. 000.000 in Christmas bonuses, dis tributed by banks, offices, stores and factories. ' , Here's a Relief. Superior. Wis., Dec. 24. Checks totaling $38,045 will come as Christ mas gifts to town subscribers to the Superior fire relief fund raised for the benefit of sufferers in the Minnesota forest Are of October, 1918. After all cases had been investi gated and relieved, the Superior or ganization had this amount left over out of $126,919 contributed. MRS. MAY JACKSON DIES. Mrs. May Jackson, colored, of 809 Fifth avenue, died at St. Anthony's hospital last evening. She was born in Hamilton coun ty, Iowa, Feb. 15, 1894. She came to Rock Island in 1905., Surviving her are the widower, George Jack son; two daughters, Opal and Vio let, at home; three sisters, Mrs. William Clay. Mrs. Ed Johnson, and Mrs. Fred Thompson, all of Rock Island, and a sister in Chicago, Mrs. John' Starr; and three brothers, Earl and Benjamin Stoner of Rock Island and Clarence of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at be dosed all dsy Christmas.. irHMiiniiirai The tan's Greetings 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, at the A. M. E. church. Rev. Alfred' Boyd officiating. Burial will be.' made in Chippiannock cemetery. MAETERLINCK HERE. New York, Dec. 24. Maurice Maeterlinck, the Belgian poet and Madame Maeterlinck arrived on the steamer France from Havre. r u wki vwl. Christmas Greetings FAIR WEATHER PREDICTED FOR ' CHRISTMAS DAT The weather bureau, man at Dav enport says we are going to have a Christmas tomorrow without a freeh covering of snow. Fresh ZkStomf&g JOSEPHSON'S , We thank you all who have given us this opportunity to help you in your Christmas gift pleas ures. The Supreme Gift Store appre ciates the patronage and patience accorded it during the rush of these last few days and wishes to each of you a most Merry Christmas Open until 8:30 P. Tonight will be your last op portunity to purchase that Gift from iSEPHS0Nfc ThtMirkstyulHy Sinct IM2 .-.':.-X ST 3k At the trail's end of the old year we send warm est greetings. May you, and those whose happi ness depends upon you, enjoy abundant blessings and may. your best de sires meet with a re sponse that will give you new purpose and courage.1 ru mnJL-w-r stoves .fARe&miiSi j snow, being pure white, is gener ally associated with the spirit -f ennstmas in tpis section oi me country. " The prediction calls for generally fair. and warmer weather. But you never can tell. This after- noon clouds were forming, and y oh, well, the weather man has gone wrong more than once. 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