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Flit ROOK ISLAND A ROUS
WEDNESDAY. M AKCII 20. 1007.
WORSE AND MORE
Later Development in Bennett
WAS1 HE WAGON STILLTHERE?
:sage from Station After 10 Min
utes' Delay Citizen Expresses
"Even a blind hen gets a grain of
rum once in u while, but I lie Rock Is
land police flo not seem to bo able to
f arc'n a burglar, even once in a while, '
Fai l a citizen in con vei sing this morn
ing regarding 'ho burglary of Bennett's
fur store early yesterday. morning. md
which is the tallc (jf the town.
"Theie have been upwards of ."o
burglaries in IUkI; Island in nine
nioiilhs' lime," the ci'izm continued,
"and so far there has been but one cap
ture. That is the one McCaskrin brass
about when he s-ays 'The Ar-us gjt
sniait and ottered $-"0 f ir the arrest, of
bursars and we went out the next
day and got it.' That is a nice state of
affairs in a community, isn't i:? The
mayor boasts that when a newspaper
off red ilu? reward, 'we went out the
next day and not it.' What, are we to
draw front such an assertion as that?
Obviously, the mayor sought to convey
the impression that the police depart
ment was capable of pulling down any
lewards that happened to be offered
for the apprehension of burglars. And
if there are no rewards offered, what
thieves with Mr. Bennett's eight hun
dred dollars worth of furs, no one
that seemed to know what to do, no
chief of police, and, in fact, nothing
doing. The thieves sot away as smootn-
ly as they did their job. I'nder such a
system, no one's home is safe, no place
of business is safe. The busy burglar
plies his art undisturbed; he conies
and goes at will."
And the citizen's views, so express
ed, are shared by the people generally.
VrH. nml More f It.
Ceorge Stinson, night clerk at the
Rock Island house, who notified the
police by phone upon advice of the
two dining room girls that they had
seen men jumping over the fence in
the alley back of the buildings adjoin
in? the Rock Island house on return
ing from a dance at 2 o'clock yester
day morning, gave additional facts last
evening that make the action of the
police even more inconceivable than
was shown in the first reports. Stin
snn had gone to bed yesterday when
the circumstances were being: investi
gated, and wlu n he was asked if he
had notified the police, he simply re
turn ked that he had telephoned the
station at once and that some time la
ter the police came up, but that in the
intervening tin.e the men had loaded
the1 stolen furs into the wagon in the
alley and decamped.
Stinson in rehearsing the details of
the affair, when he came on watch la
night, said that after he had telephon
ed tin1 police he had no other idea than
that they would conic right tip. but
.1.... .. . t i i ..i... i .i..-
1.i;k aner i'. iiumiifs nan 'uipM"'i, inn
ing which time he had no nation oilier
.than that they had responded, as he
(could rot leave the ollice to ascertain
,the telephone bell rang and a vole
from the police station asked if the
, wasron was siiil in the alley. Siinson
ran upstairs, saw the men still at work.
It f.o happens that the burglar cap-!.,.,,, rsH,(i ,i,)Wn t() ,iie nhone and in-
VERDICT FOR MORE
Judgment of Justice for $56 In
creased to $120 in the Cir
cuit Court by Jury
IN CASE AGAINST FLEUGEL
Appeal Taken by Defendant Injunc
tion bill to Be Heard Next
tnred the week The Argus' reward was
offered, was the only one that has been
ruptured in all the long run of house
and stoie breaking, ruhuiiiat ing in the
robbery of Bennett's s'ore early yes
terday morning. And it might be add
ed that tin- man who raptured and was
paid The Argus reward was not a mem
ber of the force, but simply a special
policeman on temporary duty.
"The BenneM burglary, however, was
the limit. Think of those thi-vos,
caught in the act. and working alter
the police were notified, loading their
plunder into a wagon and coolly going
olf with it. There was no one around
to detect the fact that the light had
been put tint in the alley, no one to dis
cover the back door of th' store open
after they did arrive, and lit) one to
raise a hand to check the flight of the
To Owners of Horses
formed the police station that the men
and wagon were still there. The ans
wer was that the police would be right
jt'p. lint another T minutes passed
I before the police appeared, and by that
(lime the thieves had driven off.
That comes pretty near being worse
' and more of it .
i I'l'i'i Mli inns 'I'll Urn ill Alt.
Ill order to satisfy itself as to what
precautions the police hail taken to
check the thieves or get on their trail.
The Argus took the pains last night to
call up the guard houses on the Rock
Is'nnd bridge and the toll gate at the
Milan bridge, and to inquire if the po
lice had telephoned to be on the look
out, or bad made any inquiries at all
about the vehicles crossing the hridpe
dining the night. In all instances the
answer was in the negative. It was
furthermore learned that it was not un
til during the day that the police of
Moline a'nd Davenport were notified of
The jury in the case of Dunavin is
Cline against ITenry Fluegel yesterday
afternoon returned a verdict against
Fluegel for $120. The case is one ail
pealed from Justice Schroedtr, who
awarded the plaintiffs judgment
against Fluegel for $";. Fluegel au
pealed the case, and the judgment in
the circuit court is now much greater
than in the justice court. A new trit.1
has been' asked for by Fluegel's attor
neys, J. L. Haas and H. A. Weld. In
the justice court trial certain alleged
receipts were presented as avidence.
and these now figure in a chargo it
forgery against Fluegel, who is undo'
indictment. The receipts were not
presented in the trial in the circuit
Injiini'llon lli-nrln; Urlnynl.
The hearing of the bill for an injunc
tion against the city to prevent tho
submission of the proposition to annox
a certain tract, of South Rock Island
was postponed this morning until Sat
urday morning. City Attorney Olson
asked for time, and on his request th
case was continued. The ballots can
not be printed until the court passes
on (ho rase.
Suit for Ili-ll.
The rase of Thomas E. Cole against
Van V. Reeves to recover on an alleged
indebtedness of $2 to. the price of a
horse and a balance on another trans
action, was commenced this morning
in court. II. M. Schriver represents
the defendant, and S. R. Kenworthy
5ROCK ISLAND m
OUR Millinery Opening Wednesday and
Thursday of this week is proving the
great hit of the season.
The scores of beautiful pattern hats
displayed are a revelation to all who were
awaiting the event with keenest anticipa
tion, and was at once declared the most
effective showing of new Spring millinery
modes ever seen in this section.
We have centered our efforts on two
distinct points, an elaborate display of re
fined, exclusive millinery, and real value
giving. Orders to ba trimmed for Easter should be placed
IVFen's Easter Ties.
A IX the swell designs and colors for this season's
wear. The new Roman stripes, shadow plaids,
Kandelay stripes and figures, in Paprica and Chianti
Reds, new blues, brown Helio and gray effects, an
elegant showing of $1.50 values only 95c.
40 dozen best 75c value each 50c.
18 dozen new 50c four in hand ties to start the
neck wear interest with a real rush, special, 35c or
three for $ 1 .00.
;-n-r;illy fair uinl nnrmrr loniicli
J. M. SHKItlKlt, l.opnl Kftrrrnxtrr.
When you arc in novil of liav,
strnw. eats or corn. I't me s-lt"-t
a Komi load and semi it to your
residence or phicc of business.
My fee for this service is cents
I la villi; farmed for a number of
years. I can select n'oud. sound
feed lor tliuse who favor niewilh
an order. And. Iieins well inisti-il
in resard to priees, I can liny at
the lowest market rates, thereby
savins you more than the small
amount I charge.
Orders left with me on Market
square, or at II. I.uehniaiui's. No.
217 Seventeenth street, will re
ceive prompt and careful atien
Buyer on Market Square, Rock
Tempera! lire t 7 n. in., 31; nl .'J:.tO
p. in., .". Maximum lemperal lire in ItiNt
21 litmrx, l:t; minimum. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. hi.. 12 miles per hour. SI:ik
of nler, (i, a i-ine !' .It font.
POWDER WAS DEFECTIVE
Jena Explosion Attributed to Decom
position in Explosives.
Toulon. France, March 20 The
court of inquiry appointed to deter
mine tho cause of the explosion .if
March 12 on board tho battleship .lena.
decided yesterday the disaster was
; caused by spontaneous explosion ot
"B" powder, due to decomposition and
elevation of temperature of the mai
zine. It was also stated tiiis powder
was very unstable and had caused pre
Best for Home Use.
Order a case of Cross Country, the
I best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ins comi any. Old phone west SO, n-.iw
Our Stein -Block Smart Clothes
will lit you, and wear you, and
Give You Style and Comfort.
T'urt! tested woolens master
Spring and Summer.
$15 to $3
Fish and oysters at Aten's.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Acme washers. The Mill store.
Tri City Towel Supply company.
New onion sets at Kuschmann's.
Bulk garden seeds at Passig Bros'.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or express Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Spring styles in shoes and oxfords si
Xew side lace oxfords for ladies -it
Xew Easter footwear, both shoes and
hosiery, at McCabe's.
Onion sets, bulk garden and grass
seed at the Mill Store.
The Mill Store for garden forks.
spades, hoes and rakes. j
The new fancy hosiery ready for yon
Thursday at McCabe's.
Fish dinners during Lent at the
Rock Island house cafe.
Onion sets, S cents, or 2 quarts for
13 cents at Kuschmann's.
Hear William Jennings Bryan at tho
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jnoiwia iical j i.if?,ua,y evening.
Xut mixed ral. $1.75 per ton, deliv
ered, while it ;sts at Mueller's.
J Absolutely i:jre white clover honey,
!10 cents per pound at Kuschmann's.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
Inaee work. 152G-1528 Fourth avenue.
Xut mixed coal, $1.75 per ton, deliv
ered, while it lasts at Mueller's.
Ten thousand yards $1.25 black taf
feta silk !i5 cents a yard at McCahs's.
During Lent the Rock Island house
cafe will make a specialty of fish din
ners. Washing machines, all styles and
shapes from $3.50 to $8 at the Mill
A galaxy of distinctly charming Eas
ter suits and coats now on show at Mc
Lewis' Single Binder costs more
than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
If VOII like Crisn flnbv rriL'(iro wo
nave them. Two notinds for 13 cents
Have you seen the latest new side
lace oxford for ladies? Only $3 at
Bleuer-Hemenway orchestra at the
Harper every Sunday evening from C
lo 9, during dinner hours.
Mueller's are taking orders for the
best Lehigh hard coal direct from the
mine at lowest summer prices.
Mueller's are taking orders for the
best Lehigh hard coal direct from the
mine at lowest summer prices.
Fritz Simon and Miss Rose Ilintze
of Davenport, were married this after
noon by Justice W. H. Schroeder.
The display of new Easter millinery
at McCabe's far excels any showing
ever before made in this vicinity.
Tickets for W. J. Bryan's lecture,
'The Old World and Its Ways," at
OUR store is fast
taking on its East
er attire, come and
enjoy it. Perhaps you'll
want some Easter "fix
If you see our display
you'll be reminded of
some fresh, new touches
here and there to bright
en things up a bit in
your own adornment.
Anyway come, and get a
few new spring thoughts,
new ideas, new things to
wear, new pretty decora
tions for the house.
$1.25 Black Taffeta
TEN THOUSAND ytrds pur
chased black Taffeta Silk,
full yard wide 95c. This Taf
feta is one of the greatest values
we have ever offered in black
silks, and in the face of the
sharpest advance in prices of
silk we have ever known, we
offer 10.000 yards of regular
$1.25 quality of full yard wide
black taffeta at a yard, just 95c.
Mail orders promptly filled.
READY for you Thursday morning.
Here you will find a superb collection
of all the late European novelties in Lisle,
Mercerized and pure thread Silk Stockings,
an unsurpassed assortment of the popular
solid colors in both plain and . lace hosiery.
Prices range from $1.98 down to 50c.
All day Thursday. Women's 19c double sole fine
guage fast black Cotton Hose, four pairs In a box, per
box 50 c.
26c saved on every box four pairs for 50c.
COMING in on every train. Among the
new things just received we call at
tention to two very smart styles :
Women's high top Princess patent kid vamp,
mat top. A novelty that is as pretty as smart and
sure to please, per pair, $3.00
Women's Patent Celt side iace Jessica Ties, a
mighty clever and brand new idea, per pair. $3.50.
Every kind of Patent Colt. Kid. Gun Metal and
Vici Oxfords. $4.00 down to $1.00.
Bulk Seeds at Wholesale.
"RUY them as you want in quan
tities you want at wholesale
prices. An unusual opportunity
brought a large quantity of the very
best bulk garden seeds our way at
half value, and while they last we
pass them out the same way. Here
are a few.
Peas: American Wonder. First
and Best, Strategem, Champion of
England, McLeans Little Gem,
Horsfords Market Garden, etc.
nice plump stock.per quart 15c.
Beans: Golden Wax. Black
Wax, Yellow Six Weeks, Valentine
Wax, Kidney Wax, Dutch Case
knife etc., per quart 15c.
Sweet Corn: Stowell's Ever
green, Monmouth and Cory Early,
Crosby's Early, etc., per quart 10c.
Radishes: Early long Scarlet.
Scarlet turnip white tip. early white
Stuttgard, Long Scarlet and a dozen
others, per ounce 5c.
Lettuce Spinach and Carrots,
best varieties, per ounce 5c.
Onion Seed, per ounce 10c.
Cabbage assorted, per ounce 7c.
Parsley, per ounce 5c.
Tomatoes assorted, ounce 10c.
Etc., etc., through the list all at
half actual value.
Best Blue Grass Seed. lb. 17C.
Best mix'd Lawn Grasses, lb. 1 4c
A Galaxy of Distinctly Charming
Easter Suits and Coats
EASTER Fashions in varied degrees of elegance com
peting for favor. All so individually beautiful as to
make the selection difficult but the effort a pleasure
and with all the beauty and elegance, there's a chance for
We have specially priced for Easter trade
Smart Cutaway, Eton and Pony Coat Suits, in Chiffon
Panamas, checked Worsteds and English mixtures, taffeta
silk lined coats effectively trimmed, handsome plaited
skirts. These suits have the stamp of perfection in every
detail and are equal to most $35.00 and $37.50 Suits, our
special before Easter price $25.00.
Special before Easter sale of Coats. High class garments, individuality
of design and tailoring stamped all over them, satin or taffeta silk lined, elegantly
made from double twist coverts or fancy coatings, our special price for these
coats $15.00 and $10.00.
Silk Etons allover lace trimmed very stylish $12.00.
English Box Coats in several styles of tan coverts, tailor straps, snappy little
coats for $6.88. .
the Illinois theater tu xt Tuesday even
ing may be secured at Augustana col
lege until March 2:'.. when they will In
placed on sale at tho theater.
Take your Sunday evening dinners
at the Harper house from C to S p. m.
Tables can be reserved by phone.
Demonstration and sale of the Regis
corsets this week at McCabe's. Reduc
ed prices to introduce them quickly.
The Art Shop, 1022 Second ave
nue. Classes in china and water col
ors; decorated and undecorated clun.i.
Some of the distinctive French types
of hats displayed at, McCabe's follow
in the line of Louis XV. fashions and
are exceedingly graceful models.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given" by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
William Jennings Bryan 5s acknow
ledged one of the most brilliant orators
in the country today. Hear him at. tho
Illinois theater next Tuesday evening.
The grandest collection of pattern
hats for women and misses ever seen
at one showing in the west is open fur
your choosing this week at McCabe's.
Island City camp, M. V. of A.. No.
nu!. wilf give a musical entertainment
and dance, Friday evening. Mai'.h 22.
at S p. m.. at their hall over thr- Crys
tal theater for members, families, anl
friends. Admission free.
I5ox seats for the entertainment to
be given at the Illinois theater April
2::. by the pupils of Villa do Chantal.
may be secured for $1. April 22 and 23.
Seats will be reserved free of charge.
Children under 14 years will be admit
ted for 25 cents, to be pard at the door.
Here we are. Spring upon us and
our repair work has to be done. Well,
who is a good man for such work and
reasonable in price? Just call on
Frank A. llennett. contractor and build
er, and let him Rive you an estimate.
1CU Fourteenih-and-a-half street, old
The crowds of ladies who attended
ine iiramtenbnrg millinery store o
opening display of East or millinery t3-
day, were enthusiastic in their appie
ciation of the beautiful styles and mo
dels shown. Those who had been to
other displays this season, declared
that as usual the Brandenburg displiy
is superior beyond comparison to any
style exhibits attempted elsewhere in
the tri-ciiies. The display continues
WORD RECEIVED FROM
Anglo-American Exploring Party Froz
en in Ice 200 Miles North of
Portland, Ore., March 20. Letters
from Ernest. Lefttngweil and Einer
Mikkelson containing the first news
from the Anglo-American polar expe
dition since the expedition- left Alaska
have been received here. The letters
were dated N'ov. 21 and 2:! and were
carried over the ice fields to Point Har
row, where they were delivered to tha
Canadian mounted police.
Lefiingwell states the Duchess "f
Redford lies frozen in solid ice 200
miles off "Point Barrow, anil that pre;
arations were at that time almost com
pleted for starting on an expedition
into an unknown country north of this
continent. According to the writers
the start will be .made early this
spring. Ioffingwell says that, judging
from tides and from talks with natives.
they have come to the conclusion a
large island exists not far from the
mainland. The explorers say the par.y
may not return from this trip for two
The Ruth passed north through the
draw of the Rock Island bridge today,
towing two barges.
The stage of water was C.05 at C .t.
ra., and C.15 at noon.
Relieve inflammation of the
throat caused by cold or
catarrh. Contain no opiates.
A Quality Steel Plate BLange,
. The Best Family Steel Range that Money can Buy
Will Be GIVEN AWAY Saturday Evening. March 23
Each and every time you attend the lectures and demonstrations at my store a ticket will be given
applying as a chance on this range. A fine cake will be given away each day. Biscuits and coffee
served to all. The most interesting and entertaining demonstration ever given. Afternoons 2:30.
Evenings 7:45. Attend today.
J. P. WILLIAMSON, 1628 Second Avenue, Rock Island