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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. AUGTJ ST 25. 1896.
MEN'S EVENING WEAR.
Correct Collars, Ties, Gloves and Dress
Shirts in our furnishing goods depart
ment. We know the importance of
having these little things just right new
styles in every few days.
Our H. S. & M. dress suits are the
This labM on Garment In
sure Perfect Fit if
and Satisfaction W
It stands for the best that
Money Can Buy or Skill
A Great Clearance Sale
OfTc rs an excellent opportunity to invent at a
new ratio viz: 2 to i.
Men s all wool suits
Men's all wool pants
Boys suits, sizes 4 to 15,
bargains In Underwear,
Shirts, etc. All summer
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED vases, bric-a-brac.
AND TIIK MANY HANDHIME ARTICLES IN
OH: STOCK. VK CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
II. 1). FOLSOM,
job at. riairina
C2CP. 129 3antt n:h 3t BOCK ISLAOT). ILL
This is the Weather
TO MAKK YOU THINK OF
We are closirg out at cost what are still on
hand, as we do not carry over goods from one
season to another. Avail 3 our? elf of our oflVr.
Remember they are only the very best geds
and absolutely warranted In every respect.
Allen. Mvers & Company
opposite Hnrper House. is:i SECOXD AVE.
- " XL. 1
98c, $ 1 .50 and 2.50
Straw Hats, Negligee
goods have to go.
KASY TO SELECT FROM
LAKGK ASSORTMENT OK
1703 Second Avenue. ;
Damaging Story Related by Ex-
LAYS ROBBERY AT BENDER'S DOOR
Kthurm the Dltaraccf at Incident Which
Kaltl in Hh Dtamlml ! State
ment Btfor tha Coaacll Whloh Ordtts
Ac other Inveitliratlon.
Some of the city dad were a little
astonished on hearing the inside his
tory of a few of the disgraceful inci
dents which have been characteriz
ing th" affairs of the police depart
mest for several months rehearsed
at last evening's council meeting.
the consequence is that the Carnes-
Schaab-Beuder trouble is to be rein
vestigated, as are other matters re
lative to the loose discipline in the
police department, by the health and
The announcement taat a sensa
tion was to be sprung in a writ
ten statement from ex-UlTicer Carnes
attracted ooe of the largest crowds
which ever grace! the council cham
ber. It was expected that the dis
posed patrolman would support his
accusations by affidavits from officers
and di iinterestcd citizens. But
thoso are promised at a later dale.
in bis sla'cnient to tne council
Carnes Fa;d: On reporting for
duty Saturday evening Aug. 15.
Chief Ktzel asked me if I had a lan
tern, and I said not. Ho directed
me to svcure one and take it up to
Forty-first street and Seventh ave
nue, which I did. I met Oflicer
Moody's daughter, who resides near
by, and asked if she would not in the
morning take the lintern to her
house. I did this because I knew
the lantern would be required at the
Street the following evening. -That
would save the trouble of carrvmj; it
to and from the station again. When
I came in from duty Sunday morn
ing Ollicer Ca lson reported to Night
Captain Bender that there was a dan
gerous bole in tbe street between
Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets.
Captain Bender replied to Carlson:
''u you, why dido t you wiite
it down? I want all vou fellows to
distinctly understand that I am not
here to write down tour reports '
"Bender then Atked me if I
brought in the lantern. I told him
that I had spoken to Officer Moody's
daughter and that she said she
would take it in in the morning and
the next evening I would get it from
her and place it in the street. Ha
asked me if Andy didn't tell me ti
take it in, and I replied tbat I did
not so understand it, but tbat my
impression was that the chief only
wanted me to see tbat the lantern
was not lost or destroyed. Binder
then said that I had better explain
myself; that he didn't uodtrstatM
me. i ask him what should 1 ex
Iwill show vou,' he answered
(with an oath). and then
went to tho telephone and
callfd Chief Etzcl. 'Dick and
I had a racket this morning, he
was tellintr the chief when I entered
the room. I said that such a state
ment was untrue. IIo then asked me
to do the talking, and I did, explain
ing tne circumstances as they really
were, and telling the chief that it
was a difficult matter to get along
with Mender in the condition tht he
was that morning.
Not Square or Honest.
After this conversation Bender
approached me again.
l) you, you re not square or
honest,' be said.
I tm no thief and never robbed
anyone,1 I answered. He asked me
what I meant. 'You know that vou
robbed a man on Second avenue and
Xi&etcenth street,' I replied. He
said Officer McCarthy was there at
the time: and " I said there were
others. 1 also reminded him of his
taking f i0 away from a woman from
Davenport at the Kick Island house
whom the Davenport police were af
ter, and told him that ho had beUer
go and settle up wiih Bill Ulam.
-Yon arrested a girl on the bluff
an i made hiui put up fit) for her to
appear I said further. Bui she
never appeared in court and I' lam
never got his fit) bark. Do you re
member the old fellow who was
pnllcd out of tho river last winter?
You took bis money and th chief
Could not make vou give it up.'
Then he (-aid if it was not for his
petition he would show me what be
could do with me. I asked him if
be meant to thrash me. and ho said
he would show me. 1 tnld him if he
would s'.tp out into th? hall and if I
could not make him get out in three
minutes I would go drown royseif
Carnes then goes on to ray tbat
alter tbe atraospnerc t-ooied on some
what bo aske'l . apt. Bender to wait
at the station until Chief Ktzel came.
when they could properly explain
matters, to which he said Bender re
plied tbat tbe chief had nothing to
do with him and that he would run
tl injs to suit himself.
. Toere was silence for a moment
among the aldermen after tbe ttte
ment had been read. Then Aid.
Maneker arose and declared:
"If Carnes can substantiate these
cbargei we had better appoint an en
tire new police force."
While I have been friendly to all
officers of the depaitment," said Aid.
Nelson, "it appears thit there ia
something wrong. I have heard a
great deal of trouble going on and
the trouble-makers should be far.
reted out. Any officer that gets in
toxicated. I csre not who he is, he
should ha discharged.' '
Joknaaa AUacaa Dteertaataatlea.
Said Aid. Johnson: '-It's plain to
j everyone that Mr. Csrnss has been
discriminated against. Tbat he
should be discharged for something
that he was not entirely to blame is
unjust on the face of it to any con-
siderate person. There has been ill-
leeiing between Bender ana carnes
for some time and there is ,io ques
tion but that Carnes was given the
worst of it.
Aid. Kelson said that he wonld
think that Captain Bender was en
titled to an investigation if these
charges were not trne.
"Have vou ever been told fat
Captain Bender was drunk at differ
ent times?" asked Aid. Surman of
"I have, sir."
Was it so? '
"The charges could never be
Aid. Surman favored an open in
vestigation before the council. The
mayor read tbe evidence' taken at
the investigation which resulted in
the discharge of Carnes and laying
off of Schaab. It was unfavorable to
Mr. Carnes' cause. It was suggested
by Aid. Kennedy that if the council
felt so disposed it conld vote to rein
state Mr. Carnes over the mayor's
discharge Aid. Maucker said he
would not favor such a course until
the affair as fully investigated. It
was decided on motion of Aid. Nel
son to have the Carnes-Sohaab-Bend-er
affair reinvestigated the by health
and police committees, but not until
all tbe members were present. At
the last investigation but one mem
ber of the police committee was in
The night captain told an Auc.cs
representative that each and every
ooe of the accusations made by ex
Officer Carnes were utterly without
foundation. "The alleged nine
teenth street and Rock I-land house
robberies all occurred before I was
nigbt captain. George Long had
charge of the night shift at the time
of tbe latter incident and I was on
the central beat. It teems a woman
who intended going to Peoria left a
house in D-ivenpirt and took along a
silk dress which did not belonir to
her. The Davenport polirc came
over here and we hunted the woman
up. She bad engaged lodging at the
Rock IilaDd house. There was an
other woman with her who rathertban
have any trouble paid i7 the value
of the di ess to the woman who owned
it. That's all I know about that
affair. I don't ever remember of
arresting a woman on the bluff who
bul Ulam was interested in, and as
to tbe alleged Nineteenth street rob
bery, it is false, as is also tbe claim
that I took money from a man in the
Mr. Carnes said in his statement
that Officers Mulqueen, Carlson and
McCarthy would verify his story iu
regard to the scene at the station.
Buc in the testimony as taken at the
investigation tbe officers said that
Bender was not drunk and that they
nau never seen htm under the influ
ence of intoxicants.
Mayor Knox fsels very uncasv
over the trouble that has cropped
out in the police department and he
ii anxious to get it settled up in
some way as soon as possible. He ad
aressen captain lienucr at headquar
ters after the council had adjonrned:
Those are pretty hard charges
which Carnes makes against you and
you had better acouaint vourself
with the circumstances of each in i-
dent. I'll tell you if a man made
such accusations against me I wouid
demand an investigation."
Didn't Mentl'in It.
Last night's special council meet
ing was called for the purpose of dis
posing oi uenmsbed .business
among which the levee question was
tbe principal matter. But it was
not even referred to.
Superintendent Wilcher, of the
waterworks, told the council that
one of the boilers at the pumping
station was oaaiv m need of re
pair and as he considered it too old
to justify the expenditure of f!50.
which amount it would require to
place it in any kind of shape, he
would recommend the purchase of
new ooiler which would cost about
f400. The boiler in question has
been doing service in the water
works, Mr. Wilcher said, since 1871.
T"l . I- ...
i ne wan'rwursa cnmmillec was in
structed to take 6tep looking to the
purcba-e oi a new boiler.
I.t .til Dwimtr.
The general committee on arrange.
ments for the laying of the corner
stone for the estern Insane hosoi
talone week from next Saturday has
appointed Euucomraittees in Rock
Inland ana Mohne on decoration
those in Kn-k Island so designated
being Dr. J. W. Stewart. Aid. G. A.
Johnson and E. II. Gover. This
committee is desirous that all bus
iness men make preparations to dec
orate their store fronts and build
ings with Hags and buntinir on an
elaborate scale, and thus make the
occasion all that it should be in the
way of a gala day among the people
ui ioc iwiu vines.
Ta Cleaaae tha Knum
Effectually yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when t.h i.w l w
impure and sluggish, to permanently
overcome uauuuai constipation,
awaken tbe kid DC V 3 &nl lie-ir tn
healthy activity, without irritatini
or weakening them, to dispel head
aches, colds or fevers, use Syrup o
Whan Tarn (aha To., uHn.
is moat ntcFMtr riu t i. -
. w'. -v uatv
with yon (after yonr pocket bock) is
- """' a .oiic t,nre. it
an absolute prevention or cure of
uci .ucuicun ui doweis caused
chancre of Orator.
You are likely to need it. Sold by
M. F. Bahnsen.
The War of Republican dubs
LINCOLSS ABB OBOWINO AQAT5.
BtrKlnler Aazlllary la tli Fifth Ward m
Fallare Bat tha Bad la Hot Tat-It la
a Eutertatailaff Spectacle te tha Caaaal
There are to be no more independent
republican clubs in Rock Island, if
indeed there are in the county, hence
forth. Every organization of the re
publican band constituted must be
secondary to the two rival combina
tions which are battling for suprem
acy in Rock Island "just now. Lit
night the Lincoln club had a meeting
which gave it another chance t crow
over its Third avenue contemporary.
It perfected arrangements for going
to Peoria Sept. 1, 80 strong with
band, when it -claims it will have the
post of honor as escort to the dis
tinguished speakers. Gov. Hastings
among others, and also in the pro
cession. In addition to the regular
delegates to the state league of re
publican clubs, 1 resident (J. J. Searle
and Secretary Johnny Rinck, the
names of ilenry Carse, T. H.
Thomas, William McCononhie and
W. II. Edwards, were announced,
this to make room for the
bosses. Alternates were also pro
vided for in tbe naming of Dr.
J. R. Hollowbnsb. Fred Gal'. Will
Ludolph and J. J. Roach. A uni
form for the autiliary republican
club was adopted to match that of
th3 Flambeaus, and committees ap
pointed, etc. To score another point
on its rival a greeting was sent to
Mi. McKmley. the club received
an auxiliary known as the Hebrew
Republican club, of which P. Lewis
is president, H. Morris recording
secretary and M. Jerusaleiusky
financial secretary, and President
Searle extended tbe glad hand, im
pressing its new found organiza
tion with the fact that the Lincoln
was the republican club here the
only one ia fact it controlled the
city and county committees and had
a pull with the state organization a
I'P lithe Fifth.
The McKinlev club attempted to
organize an auxiliary in tbe Fifth
ward last evening, but again made a
dismal failure. The name Fifth
Ward Republican club was adopted
however, and those present elected
themselves officers, viz: H. II
Cleave'and, president; Louis Strem
mel, vice president: Uussell West,
secretary, and li. t. Knox treasurer
A committee to solicit membership
was formed and instructed to bustle.
and an appeal authorized to the tf
feet tbat "all voters in the ward de
siring the success of the republican
cause are invited to join this club
Tonight the Lincolns will go up into
the ward and endeavor to show what
it ran do in the way of a drag.
The Lincolns are to raise a Hag at
Second avenue and Eighteenth street
Thursday evening, and the McKm
leys arc to be invited to lend their
presence. Whether the experience
of the Second ward will be repeated
remains to be seen
The McKiuleys say they are not
always sleeping when their eyes are
The Quincy is due up tonight.
The packet Sidney went south.
The Saturn came down with 16
strings of lumber.
The Verne Swain and Board man
were in and out of port.
Boats up were tho Winona, Jo
Long, Lone Star and Satellite.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge this morning was 2 30
and rising; the temperature 78.
Tbe river is rising at St. Paul
and at Rock Island, but falling at all
other points. The forecast is tht
during tbe next 24 hours the river
will fall from one to two-tenths from
Lake Pepin to Dubuque and rise one
to two-tenths at Kock Island.
18X0 Ten Tear Grarente IHflfl.
I will replace free all work that I
have done during the past 10 years
tbat is not satisfactory.
1725 Second avenue
As To Prices
There is a great difference
in opinion a) to what is
cheap. The old tavinr. that
good goods are always the
cheapest may te putting it
a little strong, but it is
worth thinking about.
Has always been tirst to
furnish wholesome foods and
second to give our patrons
fair prices. Our. line of
groceries is always complete
and our goods fresh and
New Dress Goods
For Fall of 1896. .'
We have now open and shall dis
play this week many of the choicest
productions of tbe foreign and do
mestic looms that will be abown this
season, in both colored and black
Black Dress Goods.
The choice new creations in black
dress goods are the wool corduroys,
mohair raye, figured soliels. mohair
bnlliantine. frieze and B. PreisUev's
line of jacquards and cheviots.
Decided change are noticeable in
the high class novelty suit patterns.
Large brocades and roueh frieze clotas
are among the leaders in the colored
For Tailor Made Suits.
We have made large purchases of
plain and fancy cloths for the stylish
and popular tailor made gowns.
Among the new cloths are found
Two-toned Diagonals. English Wide
Wales. Finctta Worsteds, Cheviots,
Corkscrew cloths, etc.
From 393 to 68c a yard we shall
plaie on tale over three hundred
pieces of colored novelty dress goods.
This is without doubt tbe largest
and choicest shipment of medium
priced novelty dress goods ever
snown in this section.
For &0c and 5Sc black goods we have
over 100 piecea of new black goods,
including the choicest weaves and
newest designs, which we shall place
on aie at auc and ac a yard. Never
oeioresnown at less taan 75c a yard
j 1 roofers
i Pite b ; .'H i
i every M f
j detiil MW
M XT I . 1 n.
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.
The popular Russet shoe will be found at Schneider's in Oxford
ties, walking boots, and the favorite Nullifier for this warm
weather in all widths and aizes, all at bargain prices.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... mi SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
OCCUR TO YOU THAT PERHAPS YOU HAVE NOT
ALWAYS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAUSE
YOU HAD NOT SEEN WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUR
PRICES ABB BIGHT.
- . WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS AND
SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
Leather belts, fancy bindings, har
ness bnckles. aleo the genuine Rob
Roy plaid silks with leather binding,
considered cheap elsewhere at &oe
ana jc nere you late your choice
at 35c with ne. Genuine Ooze calf
belts at 25c, worth 50c. White kid
belts 15c and 25c, worth doable.
We are starting ia the season with
a great trade in fall corsets. This
week we show two leaders at 25 e and
39c. See window. They are great
Fall Weight Cotton Shirts.
Two styles fancy patterns at 22c
and 32c. You'll aoe at once tbat we
are simply selling them as an adver
tisement. Only two prices. 22e and
Mason Fruit Jars.
35c a dozen for pints, 45e a dozen
for quarts, 55c a dozen for half jral
Icna. Davenport prices are 653, 75c,
and 95c for the same goods.
Go and See.
One gallon stone milk crocks
4c each. Davenport price doable.
Our crockery department is the most
popular in the three cities, because
our prices are the lowest and our as
sortment is uncoualed.
1720, 1722. 1724. 1726. and 172$ Second Avenue.
Cne Pi Ice.
Has Won It by
Keeping in the Swim,
And having at all limes in stock
the proper and latest stylos in
shoes for every time and place.
MO Fiftb. At. PaoatUIC