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TP1HIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1908.
IS STIRRED UP
Two Unusual Occurrences Arouse
Residents of South Twen
A LIVELY CHASE IN CABS
Business Man Fails on Elopement
Resident Finds His Home Up
There have been some exciting ex
periences ou Twentieth street south
of Ninth aveuue and all within a
period of a few days. Some of the
disturbances of the ordinary quiet of
the neighborhood have not been with
out cause while others, as has been
proven by subsequent events, have
been of the nature of false alarms. In
any event the course of circumstances
In that part of town has been such as
to arouse a number of families to the
point where they are ready to expect
most anything. For instance consid
erable commotion was created the
other morning when W. C. Totten leav
ing his home at 1110 Twentieth street
in the early morning hours to catch
a train, discovered just as he was en
tering a cab, a man standing in front
of a neighboring house. His suspi
cions aroused Mr. Totten while pre
tending not to have observed the
st ranger advised the cabman to drive
slowly while he watched developments.
Just as he turned into Eleventh ave
nue he observed near to the curb an
other cab and a man standing beside
it. And while he looked, the pan he
had seen around on Twentieth street
joined the man on the curb and both
leaping into the hack were hastily
We wish to announce be
fore our secret package sale
begins, that the purchasers
may open their boxes at
once. The boxes which de
note the prizes contain a
card of designation.
Remember this simple
plan; we are to sell 1,000
secret boxes at $1.00 each
and each box contains an
article which we guarantee
is worth the money. (You
have the privilege to ex
change if you wish-)
Scattered among these
boxes are twenty-five spe
cial prizes including one $75
diamond ring, one $30 dia
mond ring, one ladies' $16
gold filled Elgin watch, one
gentleman's watch of same
description, an $18 electrol
ier, one $9 cake dish, a $10
bracelet, a $10 ring, etc.
THE REASONS OF THIS
There are two ways to win
trade. One to deserve it
and wait; the other to ad
vertise. The old slow way
is still the sure way of the
few. We intend to adver
tise stronger than ever this
season, and this sale is the
beginning of our campaign.
You know Christmas is al
most here, and you know,
too, that you will buy some
thing In Jewelry. We want
you to, if necessary, go out
of your way to find this
Hence this plan to get you
to spend one dollar with us
with the possibility that you
may secure a prize of $75.
The sale starts at 8 a. m.
tomorrow, Tuesday, and will
last until the full 1,000 box
es are sold.
BOOMS TAKEN OUT
driven away. Mr. Totten thinking that
he had discovered, or at least inter
rupted a job of wholesale robbery, at
once gave orders to the driver of his J
cab to take up pursuit. Then there B .
was a race over one street and then Protection Of the Island City Boat
another and tnen across avenues ana
Rock Island, In.
finally out toward the city limits,
where track of the pursued cab was
lost. Mr. Totten then hastened back
home in order to see that everything
was right before leaving town. To his
amazement he saw ahead of him as
he neared home the hack which he
had been chasing, stationed just
where it was when he took up the pur
suit. Directing his driver to follow
a circuitous route Mr. Totten reached
home, and securing his revolver went
out to settle matters. He had not fol
lowed his investigations far when he
discovered one of the men in a neigh
bor's yard, and without hesitating fur
ther took a shot at the intruder, who
took to his heels, and jumping into
the carriage made off in hot haste.
Mr. Totten phoned the police of his
adventures, and then hastening to the
station took his train out of town, re
turning Saturday night.
In the meantime, the people of the
neighborhood had heard of the inci
dents of the night and were naturally
much alarmed, and the police had
been investigating. They soon located
the hackman who hauled the mysteri
ous strangers, and from him the best
that could be ascertained was that Mr.
Totten had spoiled a little elopement
in which the maid in one of the houses
was to be a party, and that in the end
it wa3 Cupid's audacity that proved so
persistent. It was too bad that Mr.
Totten had to leave town at that
unearthly hour in the morning.
Found 111m Home ITpm-t.
With the stories of this affair fresh
in their minds, and without having
been apprised of the real facts in the
case, it was not to be wondered at
that Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Levy, on re
turning to their home, 915 Twentieth
street, last evening after dining out,
and finding their house topsy-turvy
from garret to cellar, should have con
cluded without investigation further
that they had been the victims of an
outrage onthe part of bold burglars.
Mr. Levy called in the neighbors.
They responded, some of them with
revolvers, some with clubs, some with
croquet mallets and some with golf
sticks. They went through the house
in double column formation. They
found that every room had been in
vaded and investigated. Bureau
drawers had been pulled out and their
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luuicina scaneieu uvtr me iioor. . oil
verware and jewelry were gone.
Xothing had apparently escaped the
attention of the villainous intruders.
jMr. Levy was just on the point of
telephoning the police when a young
lady living in the neighborhood, re
membered that she had seen three oi
Mr. Levy's chums leaving the house
by the rear way about 4:30 in the
afternoon. Then a thought dawned
I upon Mr. Levy's mind. It was a prae
I tical joke, which he proceeded forth
, with to turn on those who had perpe
jtrated it. He got busy on the
I telephone and found that hi?
jsuspected friends were attend
lng a theater in Davenport
Then he telephoned the Daveriport po
lice to enter the theater and takt
them bodily from the house and loci-
them up. The Davenport police con
sidered discretion the better part oi
valor, so . they waited until the trie
came out between acts. The three
men were then accosted. One of them
had Mr. Levy's watch chain in hit
possession. That was evidence. Mr.
Levy was telephoned to. His repli
w5s to lock the.entire gang up unti!
morning. But the Davenport police
had no warrant, and at the suggestion
of the three under surveillance he was
telephoned to proceed to Davenport
and swear one out. This he declined
to do until morning and the men in
custody were permitted to go until
today on their own recognizance
after leaving their automobile as se
Later in the night they invited
themselves to Mr. Levy's home. He
had recovered his silverware and
glassware In the meantime discov
ered where it had been hidden in the
basement. There was something doing
that was mutually enjoyable, and the
loving cup was included.
But the end is not yet.
A rather unique spectacle was seen
yesterday morning on the river in the
shape of a huge log boom about 200
feet long being towed up the rive by
six small launches. Yesterday was
closing up day for the Island City Boat
ing association and it was found ad
isable to move the booms which form
the outer part of the harbor up into
the slough to prevent their being car
ried away by ice during the winter.
Accordingly all the launches available
in the harbor were pressed into service
and with three on each side they com
menced chugging their way up against
the stream. It was a hard pull, but the
launches were capable and in half an
hour the boom was safely anchored
along the bank between the railroad
bridge and the new bridge to Daven
port, after a trip from the harbor at
Twelfth street. The launches Iona,
Mermaid, Fox, Helen M., Myrtle and
Bumble Bee were the ones that did the
Could Not Hon There.
Another rather amusing sight was
presented in the afternoon when the
launch Slow Poke was being taken
out for the winter. As the truck haul
ng it was crossing Twentieth street
he wheels caught in the street car
trocks, and when the driver tried to
turn out, the front truck broke, letting
he boat down In th mlridlo nf the
strlet. Advice from the large crowd
which gathered was plenty to the ef
fect that the boat had better be taken
jack to the river or the truck fixed, as
here was no water in the street on
.vhlch the boat could be safely run.
The boat was stranded about 20 min
ites while the truck was being rep-air-
d, and then it proceeded on its way
without further mishap.
THE ROLLER RINK
Will Open Wednesday Night, Nov. 18,
. Roller skating season opens next
Wednesday, Nov. 18. Go and skate,
It will be good for that tired feeling.
It is the most exhilarating and health
ful exercise. You will need no other
tonic. Only select patronage solicited
Music by brass band.
How to Cure a Cold.
Be as careful as you can you will
occasionally take cold, and when you
do, get a medicine of known reliability,
one that has an established reputation
and that is certain to effect a quick
cure. Such a medicine is Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. It has gained a
world wide reputation by its remark
able cures of this most common ail
ment, and can always be depended
upon, it acts on natures plan, re
lieves the lungs, aids expectoration
opens the secretions and aids nature in
restoring the system to a healthy con
dition. During the many years in
which it has been in general use we
have yet to learn of a single case of
cold or attack of the grip having re
sulted in pneumonia when this remedy
was used, which shows conclusively
that it is a certain preventive of that
dangerous disease. Chamberlain
Cough Remedy contains no opium or
other -narcotic and may be given as
confidently to a baby as to an adult
For sale by all druggists.
Harbor is Removed Out of Danger
From Floating Ice in Spring.
to again devote his time to the minis
try. A year ago he organized the Sil
vis Methodist church and has since
looked after the flock in that . village.
Now he has been asked to take up a
similar work in East Moline also, and
in view of this states that he considers
it his duty to respond to the call. .
S TOWED UP BY LAUNCHES
resents Unusual Sight on the Rivei"
Taken to Slough Banks, to Stay
There Till Next Season.
Vulr tonlicbt anil Tiiemln j fixing; lent
J. SI. SIIEUIER, Local Forecaster.
Temperature at 7 a. ni 21 ; at 3 p. m
'. Muxlmlm temiterature in luMt 24
ourn, 40; minimum. 21. Velocity of
vloil at 7 a. ill- tt miles per hour. S(hkc
f water, 2.0 feet, n rise of .01 foot In
nut 24 hours. Precipitation, none.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet report, hours
it. Paul 3.0 .00 .00
ted Wing 1.3 .02 .00
Seed's Landing.. 1.3 .01 .00
.a Crosse 2.5 .02 trace
Prairie du Chien. 2.8 .02 trace
Oubuque 2.9 .00 trace
r.e Claire 1.1 .00 .00
Davenport 2.C .01 .00
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
issippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. CHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Nov. 16 In History.
1272-Deulh of Henry III. of England
after a reigu of 5(5 years.
1632 Gustuvus Adolphus, king of Swe
den, killed at the battle of Lutzen
(Saxony) Thirty Yeurs' war.
1770 The British captured Fort Wash
ington, completing their conquest
of New York.
1811 John Bright. English statesman,
born; died 1889.
1907 Rev. Dr. Moncure D. Conway,
noted American author, died la
Paris; born 1832.
Sun sets 4:38, rises 6:40; moon rises
12:10 a. m.; moon's age 23 days; moon
at apogee, farthest from earth; 3:30
a. m.. eastern time. Jupiter's satellites
Nos. 1 and 2 missing; 4:34 a. m., moon
in conjunction with Jupiter, passing
4 1-3 degrees north of the planet from
west to east; planet Mercury visible.
CITY, CHAT. .
Kerler & Co. weave ruga.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Rink opens Wednesday night.
Rink opens Wednesday night.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Are you going to the red tag furni
ture sale at McCabe's?
Don't forget the opening of rink
Wednesday night, Nov. 18.
Don't forget the opening of rink
Wednesday night, Nov. 18.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work. 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Read Ingalls' ad on this page. The
$1,000 package sale starts tomorrow
Save fuel by buying storm sash at
the Rock Island wood works, Eleventh
Lewi's' Single Binder costs more
than other 5 cent cigars. Smokers
Storm sash made to order promptly
at the Rock Island Wood works, Elev
Leave your order for storm sash at
the Rock Island Wood works. Elev
Do you wear Bhoes? If so, you
can't overlook the shoe advantages
now on offer at McCabe's.
A snap purchase of blankets is mak
ing a mighty busy place of McCabe's
blanket section these cool days.
Bethany Home Sewing society wia
meet with Mrs. J. Quinlan, Nineteenta
street and Tenth avenue, tomorrow
The red tag clearing sale of furni
ture on McCabe's big third floor is at
tracting widespread attention. It's a
bargain sale sure enough.
For piano tuning, see A. L. Bruner,
official tuner at Augustana conserva
tory. All work guaranteed; 425 Nine
teenth street; new phone 5291.
Prosperity lodge, 1754, M. B. of A.,
will give a card party and dance at
Beselin's hall Monday evening. Ev
erybody invited. Refreshments served.
Admission 15 cents.-
Those childrens' and misses' 25, 35
and 48 cent wool and cashmere stock
ings at 19 cents a pair at McCabe's
will be on sale till all are closed out.
Be prompt if you want any.
At a meeting of the Knights of Co
lumbus of the three cities it was de
cided to hold a joint session for degree
work at the K. of C. hall in this city
Sunday, Dec. 27, afternoon and even
Guards on the Rock Island bridge
yesterday morning about daylight saw
a man running for dear life and sur
mised that there had been an attempt
ed holdup. However, an investigation
showed that the party, who is a resi
dent of this cit7, while on the way to
Davenport to catch a train about C
o'clock had been accosted by an ac
quaintance, and not recognizing th?
man who addressed him, concluded to
take no chances.
Rev. E. W. Thompson Retires From
the Real Estate Business.
Effective Dec. 1, the partnership of
William Schaarmann and Rev. E. W.
Thompson under . the . firm name of
Schaarmann & Thompson, will be dis
solved. The senior partner has pur
chased the real estate business and
will continue it as at present under
his own name. Mr. Thompson retires
igh-clus I r4
The only LigH-di
. a moderate
Mrs. Fi E. Hobbs left for the east
Miss Ethel Hartnady has "returned
home after a three weeks' visit in St.
Mrs. Louis Stader and children left
yesterday for Clinton where they will
visit with friends for several weeks.
Mrs. Mary Newton has returned
home from several months' visit with
her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Stanton in
Mrs. L. Thoeming and daughter,
Freda, have returned to Anamosa,
Iowa, after a visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kemmerer.
Mrs. Celesta Henry and children and
Mrs. Camella Mortier left this morn
ing for Antwerp, Belgium, where they
will make their home in the future.
Congressman James McKinney is to
be in the city this evening, at the
Harper, and will remain here until
2:30 tomorrow afternoon. This is the
congressman's last visit here before
he departs for Washington for the ses
sion of congress.
Word has been received from Pro
fessor C. W. Foss and family of their
safe arrival at Gibraltar, which plae
they reached Nov. 1. They left that
day for Genoa where they arrived
Nov. 4. Dr. and Mrs. Foss and Miss
Bertha Foss sailed from New York
Oct. 22 and went direct to Gibraltar,
The party are in the best of health
and enjoying the trip to the utmost.
TO OWN A:
Is to own a grand opera company. Several bands, sev
eral orchestras, all the leading artists and all the popular
musicians of today.
Si n iJ SONG
m&Hin. lU INSTRUMENTAL
We carry every type of the Victor Talking Machine in
stock, including every record in catalogue, including all
Red Seal Records. Concerts daily.,
1726-28 Second Avenue.
Rock Island, 111.
SESSION IS ENDED
Delegates Here to Form Association
of English Lutheran Churches
New Organization's Next Meeting
Place Is Undecided, Two Cities
Seeking the Honor.
The three days' session of the As
sociation of . English Lutheran
Churches of the Augustana Synod at
Grace Lutheran church came to a
close last evening, with an address by
Rev. G. A. Elliot of Chicago, who
spoke on "Our Present Opportunities."
Short five minute talks were also given
by many of the visiting pastors as a
closing exercise of the meeting. The
church choir furnished special music.
All business before the meeting was
disposed of Saturday evening, the con
stitution being adopted and Rev. F. O.
Hanson of Galesburg was appointed
a statistical secretary, whose duties
shall be to collect and preserve all
statistics relating to the work being
undertaken by the English churches
in the synod. The minutes and ac
counts of the sessions are to be
printed and distributed among the
Two. Want Nrxt.
The meeting place of the next an
nual session was left to be decided
by Rev. Luther Malmburg of St. Peter,
Minn., and Rev. A. C. Wendell of
Rockford. both congregations being
anxious to entertain the conference.
IN THE CHURCHES.
(Continued from Page Six.)
meet in the chapel Wednesday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock.
South Park Presbyterian. Evangelis
tical services will be held in the chapel
every evening except Saturday during
The Junior association will meet in
the chapel tomorrow afternoon at 4.
The Woman's guild will give a coffee
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. J. Bullock, 1440 Thirtieth street.
Christian Science. The weekly tes
timonial meeting will be held at the
evening at 7:30
Rheumatism Cured in Three Cays.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
"I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Had it in
my neck so I could not turn my fead,
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any relief whatever until I procured
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second
avenue, Rock Island, Gust. Schlegel
& Son, 20 West Second street, Davenport.
Billy Johnson and his Inky Dinks
In the musical comedy, "The Dusky Politician"
JOHN ENNOR, in another delightful travelouge
"Pike's Peak and the Garden of the Gods."
NOTE Ladies, remember the souvenir matinee
For Burns and Scalds.
Salubrin is as invaluable a remedy
as for other injuries, if used as direct
ed, especially if applied immediately,
when it will generally heal, without
leaving a scar. All druggists.
TO OPEN CIGAR AND P00LHALL
Charles Kehoe and Tom McGinty
Lease Store on Twentieth.
Charles Kehoe, well known in ama
teur baseball circles as manager of
the Cross Country ball team, and Tom
McGinty are going into business. They
have . leased the store room at 2000
Fourth avenue, formerly occupied by
the Brandenburg millinery store, and
next Saturday will open a cigar stand
and pool hall there. Both young men
are exoerienced in the business and
I their friends expect their yenture to
To Clian Cano-Seattd Chairs.
When cane-seated chairs become
shabby and the elasticity is gone
ont ot tnem, tney may be restored
by turning up the seat and washing
the cane work with hot suds made
by dissolving a tablespoonful of
joia uust washing powder in a
pail of water. Apply the suds with
a sponge until the cane is thor
oughly soaked and leave in the
tresn air until dry. willow and
rush furniture may be cleaned in
the same way.
The Weather Man Promises Three
Months of Winter Pull for '
We are the Leaders in Furs and Gloves
LOOK FOR THE BEAR.
1619 Second Avenue. Rock Island