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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1902
YOU ARE TO BLAME
If the goods you bought of an unrelia
blefirm are not as represented. Why
not buy your Firnitire, Carpets.
Rigs, Stoves, etc.. from a firm
whose reliability and square dealing
business methods are known to
everyone? Honest goods at the low
est prices that can be placed upon
them are only to be found here.
We never misrepresent
No trovible to show oir
stock. Come In.
ROCK ISLAND. ILLINOIS.
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It will not
Be long before
We will occupy
Store. In the
Can sell you
Of Suits and
O vercoats at the
For first class
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OFFER $5,000 REWARD
United States Express and Rock
Island Road Determined to
FORMER'S CHIEF DETECTIVE HERE
Humors Plentiful, but Highwaymen
Manage to Keep Out or
This has been another day of false
rumors in the Hock Island train hold
tip, the most sensational, which was
exploded upon investigation, being
that a resident ni this city had been
arrested by detectives who are work
ing on the case.
Elbert E. Eddy, '.chief of the United
States Express company's detective
force, is in Davenport, from which
point he is conducting the search, but
up to this afternoon nothing has de
veloped that would indicate the rob
bers -had been brought any nearer the
law's firm grasp.
M. Bohwer, the fanner whose team
the robbers are supposed to have stol-enrw-as
in Davenport today. He states
the robbers returned Sunday night
and put up in his barn, but he and his
family were too frightened to give an
alarm. The next morning they dis
covered buggy tracks leading to and
from the yard, and found, in .the hay
pile, where the highwaymen hail
bunked, two sticks of dynamite and
the rifled express bag.
fcaapecta Are Held.
Two "train robbers," giving the
names of D. 15. Ridley and John Law
less, and claiming to be cooks, were
before Justice Altman at Davenport
yesterday and were sent to jail for
10 days on charges of vagrancy in
order to hold them pending investiga
tion of their whereabouts at the time
of the train robbery. Doth men were
picked up the morning after the safe
blowing and are said to answer well
the description of some of the holdup
men. They told the police and the
justice thafthey came here from Des
Moines, beating their way.' Justice
Altman says the railroad company,
may file charges against them, if it
wishes to have them held longer than
the 10 days of their present sentence.
Lawless is a tall man. and the police,
who are credited with considerable
skill in reading the physiognomy of
"the other half," are authority for
the statement that he looks like a
bad man, and if he lid not help rob
the train, it was likely because he
was not invited to participate.
83.000 Howard ClflVrfd.
The I'nited States Express company
and the Chicago. Kock Island & I'a
citic railway yesterday offered $5,000
reward for the arrest and conviction
of the men who held up and robbed
the Kock Island train at Davenport
last Friday night.
Elbert 1".. Eddy, head of the detec
tive force of the I'nilcd Slates Ex
press company, in explaining why so
large a reward is offered, stated that
the companies had determined to stop
"In the last year," he said, "the
I'nited States Express company and
the Bock Island have been robbed
three times, and robberies of other
companies makes the total 11. The
repeated attempts have necessitated
the offering of a large reward, as it is
believed that it will result in the aj
prehension of the gang."
The reward bulletin enumerates
the stolen articles as follows:
"One package municipal bonds, val
ued at $1,000, contained in hick bag
"Chicago, Kock Island & Pacific
paymaster's cheeks, as follows: One
hundred and twenty dollars, payable
to order of Wood Bros.; $20.87, pay
able to order 'of W. P. Jledrix; $120,
payable to order of W. L. Gauc;
$1"J.J'G, payable to order of C. C. Don
Icy; 45 cents, payable to order of C.
C. Donley; $i:s.i:t, payable to order
of C. E. Cox; $81.04, payable to order
of O. li. Dingey.
"Two paid C. O. D.'s, amounting to
"Four packages various kinds of
Worth l.OOO Koh
Western roads are to get together
in a movement to put an end to whole
sale holding up of trains. "We have
given all our trainmen to under
stand," said F. A. Delano, general
manager of the Hurlington road, "and
also She express messengers, that a
dead train robber is worth $1,000 to
any of them. AH of our conductors
and trainmen carry revolvers, and
we are encouraging them to do so.
and to lenrn to shoot straight. I am
in favor of n concerted action on the
part of railway managements and
express companies which shall have
for its object the hounding of train
robbers to the ends of the earth, fine
thing we ought to have, and that is a
federal statute which will cover all
cases and which will make it "the bus
iness of tlie government to chase and
catch train 'robbers, instead of being
the business of state authorities.
Train robbers have a wholesome fear
of the government secret service,
which is njuch more effective and bet
ter organized for catching criminals
than the state machinery.
A 8erloaa Problem.
"Anything that can be done to
bring this sort of business to a stop
is a wise movement," said IL IL Wil
liams, of the management of the. St'.
Paul road. "It is getting to be a seri
ous matter. I do not know that I
would personally be able to advance
any particular method calculated to
arrive at such a result, but it is time
the train robbing industry was de
stroyed." Iloood Failed
Dos Moines, Ia.,'ov. 25. The Knox
rllle bloodhounds, in their hunt for the
Rock Island train robbers, struck a
new trail near Blue Grass at daylight
yesterday, but It ended in nothing. De
tectives working on the case profess to
believe that the robbers have escaped
and will be found either In Chicago
or In some other locality away from
KEPOKT OF THEFT DKMKD.
Story or Kobberr In Which One Thief Got
All of 940.000 la Bnld to lie Komanre
IJneoliif Neb., Nov. 25. Officials of
the Durlingtoii railroad and Aj'.auis
Express company deny the report of
the theft of :i package containing $!,-
000 from a car in the Durlingtoii yards
at Lincoln. Police officers also discredit
the report. Division Superintendent
1 ugnell, of the BurllnRton. said he had
heard the report, but did not believe It.
Superintendent Dutlor, of the Adams
Express company. t Omaha, said
there was not a word of truth In the
report. He would have Wen notitied
immediately, he said, if there had been
a robbery, and he Mas without any
sort of official notiflciTtion.
OUT OF CITY ON THAT DATE
Be v. D. L. MeXary is spending a few
davs in "Chicago.
Mrs. Amanda Beynolds departed
this morning for Boston. Mass.
.Miss Dora Senger- left today for
Bivcrside, Iowa, to attend the wed
ding of a relative.
lion, and Mrs. C. M. Osborn, who
have been visiting in the city, return
ed to their home in Chicago today.
Miss Alpha Story, who has been
visiting with relatives in Kock Island,
has returned home to Houston. Texas.
She was accompanied as far as St.
Louis by II. J. Leonard, of South Kock
(ieorge It. Albert, of Marshalltown,
formerly Woodmen state deputy of
Iowa, and now district deputy com
mander for the Knights of the Mod
ern Maccabees, was a caller at the
Woodmen head office today.
Ernest L. Harris, commercial rep
resentative of the I'nite I States at
Eibenstock, (iermany. left last even
ing, after a week's visit with his rela
tives in the lower part of the county,
for Chicago. After spending a few
days there he will proceed east and
return to his post.
,T. Slater Montrose, formerly stew
ard at the Harper house here and
for some time clerk in the National
at Peoria, has decided to return to
Phot nix. Ariz., where he takes his old
position as clerk in the Hotel Adams.
Slater's manv Kock Island friends
will wish him well in his western
At. the liarer (ieorge A. Cooke
and wife, Aledo; liAVV Kerry. Beards-.
town; T. K. .Meyers, ''Chicago; W. O
Hitchcock, I'eoria: S. C. Sclienck. New
York: George S. Sabin. Oshkosh; C.
W. Willis, Chicago; .1. W. Haynes, Chi
cago; W. L. Ecfclt. New York: A.
Eger, Chicago; C. E. Fisher. St. Louis;
(3. W. Thompson, Chicago; E. II. Itess.
Philadelphia; K. W. Harlow, Chicago;
S. L. Kichmond. Peoria: N. Noble,
Chicago; S. II. Durrows, Cambridge;
C. A. Nye, Cambridge; C. II. Hunt,
Cambridge; A. J. Kecord, Cambridge;
I '.en Newhouse. Chicago; Ellis (!.
I'.rode, Peoria: E. (i. Johnson,. Beards-
town; John Motch. Kennedy, 111.;
William Kalph. Ypsilant i ; J. 15. Ateh-
insoti, Des Moines; J. II. Holmes
(ialesburg: S. Kachrach. Chicago; J
E. Hush. Chicago; .1. II. Keed. Chica
go; C. F. Alline, Lafayette, Ink; W.
ti. P.ird, Fulton; Thomas II. Mown,
Sioux Falls; H. A. Kciehman, New
York; AY. S. Heyer, Sf. Louis; L. P..
Ilirseh, St. Louis; W. L. Gihbs, Chi
cago; F. Lobdell, Chicago; J.-T. Walk
er, Kansas City.
At the Harms (European) L. A.
Werner. Chicago; J. E. l'ciiclere, Peo
ria; G. It. Morgan. Aledo; W. D. Hail
fiehl, i'eoria; F. W. Joers, Chicago;
J. E. Smith, Chicago; W. S. Kerry,
Keithsbiirg; E. A. Oakley. Chica;
K. A. Lineban, Chicago; William Old.
Peoria; F. J. McCabe, Chicago; T. E.
Bettcher, Chicago; K. M. Cram. Ot
tawa; A. Hemiing, Mendota; J. .V.
Walker, Chicago; ,1. A. Kurlingame
and wife, Chicago; II. McFarland, Chi
cago; Frauk Yanko, Portage, Wis.; T.
L. Dodd, Indianapolis; ltruce McKay,
.Indianapolis; It. S. Sherman, 'Indian
apolis; Samuel Katz Chicago; M. E.
Kurke, Cleveland; George 15. Albert,
Marshalltown, Iowa. '
At. the Kock Island Albert Fetter,
LaCrosse; W. H. Herman, Chicago;
William Mills, Hillsdale: 15. F. Parker.
Boston;.- Miss Francis Whitehouse,
Boston; Lorraine piinond, Boston;
James Easton, Chicago Heighfs; J. 11.
Seyler and wife. Preemption; Henry
Stewart, Prophetstown; J. J. Carey,
Bettendorf, Iowa; O. K. Wagner, Peo
rht; -George S. Miller, 'North Adams;
IL S. -Brown, Chicago; A. H. Dorman,
Davenport; J. W. Uingling. Clinton;
M..E. Magruder, Peoria; W. H. Kolff,
Peoria; O. O. Sorg.Jiew York; H. W.
Lee, i'eoria; E. 1). Brehmer, Pre
emption; H. W. Cross, lteardstown.
A DAY WITH POLICE
Tom Perkins Proves Alibi in Con
nection With Sunday
A. Huntley and Alfred Block Are
Fined for Fighting!
foni Perkins, a colored porter wosj
given a hearing before Mairistrnte'
Johnson last evening on suspicion
that he was one of the party of five
that Saturday1 night held up and rob
bed (ieorge Hnshman of his gold
watch and a small amount of change.
Perkins, when he found that the po-
Hice were looking for him, gave him
self up. He set up an alibi, claiming
that he left Saturday afternoon for
Iowa City, from -which place he did
not return . till .'Sunday evening. llf
produced a number of witnesses who
testified to his leaving the city at
that time, and the case against him
was dismissed ., by Magistrate John-j
The three men who were arrested
Sunday night near the abattoir for
having been implicated in a fight that
took place among the shantyboat
dwellers were discharged, as they
demonstrated that they were only in
nocent spectators of the melee.
Other I'ollre News.
A. Huntley and Alfred Block, who
Saturday night engaged in a scrap at
Seventh avenue and Ninth street,
were fined $:t and costs each.
Patrick O'Brien and Oscar Nelson,
who were arrested and gave security
for appearances on separate charges
of disturbing the pence, both failed
to put in an appearance and a tine of
$7 and costs was assessed against
each of them.
Siim Schmidt was fined $3 and costs
for disturbing the peace.
WILLIAM LOWE TO MAKE
HIS HOME IN PHILADELPHIA
William Lowe, who recently sold
his interest in the Kock Island Cot
ton Mills to T. 11. McNevin, today de
parted for Philadelphia, where he will
'take charge of the interest in an art
store that belonged to his brother,
Albert Lowe, who was killed two
weeks ago in a railroad accident. Mr.
Lowe lias been si resident of this city
for the past 2 years, the greater part
of which he put in as the traveling
representative for local firms. Ho
has manv friends who will wish him
success in his new field.
William fl.' Carpenter, a former res
ident of this county, died Nov. Ill at
his home in Hampton Koads. Ya. He
was a son of tho late Caleb Carpen
ter, who removed with his family to
Edgingtrn township from Pennsyl
vania in 1S54. The son served through
the war of the rebellion and at its
close studied law at Ann Arbor. Af
ter graduating he practiced for a
number of years in St. Louis, subse
quently removing to Hampton Koads.
The suriing relatives are five broth
ers and two sisters: Lowe Carpen
ter, of this citv: Jacob and Henry
Carpenter anil Mrs. Charles Titter
inglon, of Edgington; Mrs. A. Edging
ton, oi Los Angeles. Cal.; John T.
Carpenter, of Huineston, Iowa, and
Leonard Carpenter, of Devil's Lake,
Notloe to Contractor.
gealed proposals will be received at
the city clerk's office, Kock Island,
111., until Mondaj-, Dec. 1, 1002, at 5
o'clock p. m., for finishing five rooms
at Detention hospital.
Plana and specifications on file at
city clerk's office. .
Certified check in amount of $100
to accompany each bid.
The city reserves the right to re
ject any or all bids.
Kock Island, 111., Nov. 22, 1002.
IT. C. SCIIAFFEE, City Clerk.
Notice to Men
You need a suit or an overcoat for
this fall or winter; why don't you go
where you get the accommodations?
We make suits and overcoats and
trousers from the best of woolen
goods; we also guarantee a first class
fit, and the latest style; all you have
to do is to pay $2 a week. Wc also
employ union tailors, Give us a trial
and we will give you the very best
satisfaction. Call at 207 Brady street,
room 0, Davenport, Iowa.
V(J0 "oc k islaN D. I LL
THIRD AYENUETHROUGrtTO SECOND
' We have been, demonstrating this
last week the superiority of our linen
department of the lines of table dam
ask, pattern cloths, lunch-carving and
tray-cloths, scarfs and doylies. Every
thing new and of the best values mon
ey can buy. Below- we quote a few of
the many bargains:
2y3 yards damask pattern table cloths,
full, bleached, extra A QT
good ..quality, each at I.OI
2 yards wide half bleached table linen
heavy, soft finished, QQ r
per yard only OOC
72-inch full bleached Irish damask, all
pure linen, open borders, ri
per y a rd O U I
1 yard square hemstitched, open work
plain linen lunch AQi
cloths, special, each ;..tjIj
2ys yards fringed turkey red and
white checked table covers, oq
fast colors, each. ,.U5l
50 dozen ll'-ineh full selvedged, half
.., bleached napkins, $1 values
per dozen I Jt
18x27 inch hemstitched open work
, plain linen carving cloth, Ofr
,,,each imly OC
l()e, towels. A new line of hemmed
huck and fringed damask towels,
also Turkish bath towels, extra
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Central Trust & Sav
ings bank, of Kock Island. 111., will be
held at their banking house Monday.
Dec. 1, 1!)02, at 3:30 o'clock p. m., for
the election of directors anil the
transaction of such other business as
may properly come before them.
11. B. SIMMON, Cashier.
Graham -Dancing School
Investigate Graham's dancing school
and you will enter." Terms reason
able. No. 7(3 West Third street, two
blocks, west of Turner hall. Daven
port. Beginners Tuesday and Friday
evenings atd Sunday afternoons.
A Startling Surprise.
Very few could believe in looking at
A. T. Hoadley, a healthy, robust black
smith, of Tilden, Ind., that for 10
years he suffered such tortures from
rheumntism as few- could endure and
live. But a wonderful change follow
ed his taking Electric Bitters. "Two
bottles wholly cured me," he writes,
"and I have not felt a twinge in over
a year." They regulate the kidneys,
purify the blood and cure rheuma
tism, neuralgia, nervousness, improve
digestion and give perfect health. Try
them. Only 50 cents, at XIartz & Ulle
meyer's drug store.
A Hosiery Mistake.
60 dozen boys' 25c extra heavy dou
ble leg hose, sent us by mistake and
we must sell them. Tuesday and Wed
nesday on sale at the following
Sizes ti to 74 at
per pair IOl
Sizes 8 to 10 at, IDn
per pair IOl
Infants' 25c cassimere hose, silk heels
and toes, some slight imperfections,
for three days, at .nl
per pair .,.'I2C
Place your order now for, Christmas
for ladies' hand clirocljeted bed
room slippers. Iambs wool lined
leather soles, made to order in any
eoor or size '98C
Men's "Crack-a-Jack satin ealf shoes,
heavy sides, all solid leather, made
to sell at $1.50, but the manufactur
er retired from business and we
bought the stock. You can buy
.. them here luesday and np
Wediiesdavl at OOC
Children's line kid- shoes, lace or but
ton, oak tanned soles, made to sell
at S5 cents, sizes 2 to 11, for three
days only ('.Stand
"I suffered for months from sore
throat.' Eclectrie Oil cured me in 24
hours." M. S. Gist, Hawesville, Ky.
45c Ta.ffeta. Poplins 17c
l.ooo yards half silk Taffeta Poplins in
nine ('.') choice colois, for skirts or
..; petticoats, worth -15c while they
last per --1
yard, 174e I I 2
Not a mistake, we mean just what we
say. 174c a yard,
while thev last . .
Two big lots of solid silver French
gray handle and gold olive spoons,
forks, cream spoons, bon bon
scoops, ladles, etc., a large variety,
to choose from, worth half more
than the price, $1.50
Until Thursday, good sized-steel .
roasting pans, dirtible, covers fitted
with patent ventilator, and both
top and bottom corrugated won't
burn cheap at 35e but until nr
We have a very fine line of "Never-
Burn" Koyal and Illinois roasters.
Carving knife and fork, stag handles.
handsomely finished, from a famous
factory, regular $1.25 goods,
our price, pair
Others for 9Sc, $1.25, $1.50 and up.
Tuesday at 3 o'clock 10-inch, deep Q
pumpkin pie pans, 3c each
Tuesday at 10 o'clock, 3 quart
10-inch scalloped cake r"
pans, each Jj
Star Food Chopper, QQft
worth $1.35 vJUli
Thanksgiving SaJe of Sil
PLAITED AND SOLID.
Sterling silver top salts and
peppers, worth 50e, for
Sterling silver tea spoons
worth 75e for
Fruit knives, set of G
Gravey ladles, gilt bowels, ele
gant heavy handles
Cold meat forks, beautiful
patterns, $1.50 and $1.25 and
Set of 6 knives and forks, highest
grade silver plate, Q Cfj
worth $1.50 O.UU
Three piece carving set, heavy r Cf
silver handles U.OU
Baking dishes, heavy silver Q QQ
plate, new design iJO
And so on. Hundreds of economical
kitchen contrivances, in our house
iC-iuch 74e bleached muslin, n
3 days only at, per yard vF2t
Thanksgiving Dinner Sets.
Here's the best values in the three
Grindley's Golden Sunset pattern
finest English semi-porcelain, every
piece as thin and smooth as French
china, the elegant gold effect brought
out by enameled turquoise blue
jeweling the whole making a set
well worth $20. We sav, 100 until
Haviland china dinner sets especially
reduced for this sale. No l(i32 pat-,
tern, mat gold bandies, knobs, and
trimmings on every piece a $50
set until Thanksgiving OC ftft
Ctinio flow blue dinner set, Q VI Q
KM) pieces, not $12.50 but 0T"iJ
Some Special Ba.rga.ins.
And a lot of dinner bargains we
can't name here. Come and see.
54-inch silver cloth' for
tables, per yard
Scotch plaids and plain navy and red
serge dress goods, per
Tapesiry portieres, double QQ
fringe, per pair iJOl
(.'recked glass toweling 9'
per yard a2V
15c black silcsias, silk finish,
4-inch silver bleached table
linen, per yard ..
All linen Stevens crash, f
ner vard Ol
liig cotton blankets,
hoe ones, pair
While they last, first quality IDf
yellow mixing bowls, each I III
. I'ntil Thursday if they last.
S-inch star pattern berry bowls, 1"7
; saucers to match, the set for. I I I
Half gallon imitation p.
cut water pitchers Ol
The best assortment of handsome
display we have ever made, of pretty
holiday china. You'll be surprised
to see how little it costs.
The greatest craze in the glove line
Beautiful colors in all-wool golf
gloves, the kind that keeps your
hands warm and looks as well as a
kid glove. These gloves we import
ed from Germany and Scotlandand
they come in white, black and all
plain colors, also in handsome fancy
combinations: 200 dozen to
choose from at, per pair, nc
50e, 3Hc and cLOC
New lot dress percales, lengths 10 to
20 yards, choice styles and r
colors, half price, per yd Ul
Wo have placed all bur colored Shirts
for Men and Boys on sale for this
week at bargain prices.
Men's colored soft and stiff bosom
shirts, all $ 1.50 shirts, " f C
this special sale R.mJ
Men's colored soft and stiff losom
shirts, all $1 shirts, " C
Una special sale J'
Men's colore! soft and stiff bosoni
shirts, all 75c shirts, this C C
Men's colored soft nd stiff bosom
shirts, all 48c and 50c XC
shirts, this special sale.
1801 Second Are., Kock Island. 207 W. Second St., Davenport.