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THE ROCK ISLAND 'AHGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 190S.
Covers Four Men With
Revolvers and Makes
Them Deliver. (
CLEANS CASH DRAWER
Disguises Himself as Railroad
' Fireman Early Sunday
'; Morning Job.
A most flaring holdup took place
fearly Sunday morning at the restaur
ant on Fifth avenue opposite the Rock
Island Thirty-first street station. Dan
iel D. Pottlger. owner; two railroad
tmen, and several employes ot the res
laurant -were In the place at the time,
and all of them were held at the muz
zle of two big revolvers while the bold
robber helped himself to the contents
of the cash drawer and to the money
which the railroad men had on them
at the time.
The holdup occurred about 4:30 in
the morning. At that time an engin
eer from the Rock Island road and a
flagman were seated in the eating
house waiting tor train time. Mr. Pot
tiger sat at one end of the counter, and
was resting, aa he was not feeling very
Burglar Enter from Rear
Suddenly, without any warning, the
cook from the kitchen came Into the
room, and directly behind him follow
N eda man dressed like a railroad fire
man. The supposed fireman had a gun in
each hand, however, and immediately
upon appearing he demanded every
body in the place to hold up their
hands. All obeyed instantly, except
ing Mr. Pottlger, who thought that the
man with the guns was a fireman
playing a joke. He remarked eome-
' . thing about eating guns when they
I were pointed at him, and attempted to
I carry out his joke to the best of his
X ability. The cook warned him at this
Tou must have warm clothing-,
heavy shoes, plenty of coal and
potatoes, and a thousand and one
other necessities which the corn
Ins cold weather demands. Have
you the money to provide for all
of these articles? If not, we will
let you use some of ours. We
have plenty of it, and you can
pay us back later on. a small
amount each week or each month,
until it is paid.
We loan on furniture, pianos
live stock, or any personal prop
erty of value, without removal.
Ask us for our rates on 30 or
$40. The llberalness of our terms
will surprise you.
We always have a man ready to
send right out to your house, if
you cannot call at our otlice.
Don't put off buying: your win
ter supplies another day.
All transactions held in strict
"Private and Reliable"
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
21 9 Brady street, Davenport
Iowa. Old phone N. 2425;
new phone 242.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Two Days Special Fur Sale
TRI-CITIES' POPULAR DEPARTMENT STORE.
We have with us one of the largest fur manufacturers
who has a great line of furs. You will appreciate them
when you see the quality and price.
Everything in furs a grand opportunity to get your
Xmas fur. wants.
Make your reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. Spec
ial souvenir menu. Special musical program.
Order Your Cut Flowers
Special delivery for Thanksgiving morning. Roses,
carnations, chrysanthemums, fern leaves. Highest qual
ity, lowest prices.
Ice Cream and Pastry
Delivery to any part of the tri-cities. -Leave your
Thanksgiving orders- Now.
HOLDS UP J
juncture that the affair was not a
Joke and that the burglar really meant
Thereupon Mr. Pottlger elevated his
hands with the rest of the victims of
the robber, and the latter, after mak
ing dire threats of what he would do
if any of them moved, sprang over the
counter and went to the cash drawer.
He kept one of the guns trained on
the inmates of the place and with the
other hand he helped himself to the
contents of the cash till, which amount
ed in all to about $35.
Wanted a 11 ram Sweep
With the money from the cash draw
er in his pockets, he decided to get all
there was in the house, so he ordered
the engineer and fireman to "dig up
what spare change they had." They
did so without a murmur, and then the
robber backed out of the place, and
after pulling on a mask made his get
away. He made one bad mistake, and
that was In not asking Mr. Pottlger to
give him what cash he had on his per
son. The proprietor had In the neigh
borhood of $200 on him, which was
many times what the burglar secured.
He probably thought that in taking
what money there was In the drawer
he got all that the restaurant keeper
Had a Confederate
A street car man who Is accustomed
to coming into the restaurant during
the early morning hours reported later
that he had seen the man who had com
mitted the holdup. The burglar was
In earnest conversation with another
stranger, who is believed to have re
mained on the outside while the Job
was done, in order to see that It was
not interrupted. The burglar made no
attempt to conceal his appearance, ex
cept to dress like a railroad fireman
with overalls and Jumper complete.
He had the appearance of being a ne
gro, although if he is one, he is very
light, almost white. His hair and gen
eral appearance stamped him as a man
with negro blood in his veins, however,
and this gives the police a clew to
work on. As yet the police force has
been unable to get track of the bandit,
though they are closely at work on the
Believed Old Hand at Work
The local police department Is of the
opinion, Judging by the description fur
nished, that the robber is the negro
who held up two employes of the Bur
lington road at Clinton a Jew weeks
ago, covering them with revolvers and
forcing them to empty the till for him
and then turn over what money they
had In their clothes. The police of
many cities have been searching for
this fellow, but thus far they have not
been able to get close to him.
Grabs a Watch at Depot
Lawrence Delo was arrested last
night by Officer Pearson on the charge
of robbery- Delo grabbed a watch and
fob from E. Klappel while at the Peo
ria depot early yesterday morning.
The matter was reported to the police
at once and In a very short time Delo
was locked up. He was given a hear
ing last night by Magistrate Smith and
was bound over to the grand Jury un
der $2,000 bonds on the charge of rob
bery. APPLES CHEAP NOW.
Car Jx) rated on the C. B. & Q. Track,
i Buy your Thanksgiving apples now
i while they are cheap. 200 barrels of
apples guaranteed to be good keepers,
$2.10 per barrel or 75 cents per
bushel, three 'bushels to the barrel.
Come and look at them before you
buy. Located on the C. B. & Q. team
j track south of passenger depot.
Funeral of Isaac Still.
The funeral of Isaac Still was held
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank
Rinehart, 1520 Fifth avenue. iTuford
FRIEND OF ROCK ISLAND
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FRANK O. ALLEN,
Vice President of the Mollne Plow
To Mr. Allen, together with C. fl
an d G. A. Stephens, his business asso
ciates. Is due the credit for bringing
to this city the plant of the Monitor
Drill company, now located at Minne
apolis. It will be located on the Gor
don tract In the east end of the city,
The plant will be running there next
September. At the start it will give
employment to 800 men.
post G. A. R. conducted the services,
Members of the G. A. R. escorted the
remains to the Burlington depot. The
body was taken to Fulton and ser
vices were held at the Methodist
church there. Burial was in Fulton
Funeral of Charles Clark.
The funeral of Charles Clark, In
fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark,
836 Twenty-eighth street, was held at
9 o'clock this morning from Sacred
Heart church. Rev. J. F. Lockney,
pastor of the church, conducted the
services. Four brothers of the boy
acted as pallbearers. Burial was In
IN TIE TO -HELP
Rock Island Contributions For
warded to Cherry Mine
NOBLE V0RK OF RED CROSS
Immediate Necessities Provided for
Further Money for Endow
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO
THE CHERRY MINE SUF
Helpers' Circle, King's Daugh
ters '. $25.00
E. W. Hurst 25.00
William Jackson 5.00
Mrs. John Bishop 2.00
Pauline Levi 1.00
L. D. Chambers 1.00
Marvin Lincke -. .25
Grace English Lutheran church.. 4.00
Confirmation Class of Grace Lu
theran Church 2.41
Notwithstanding that The Argus for
warded a check Saturday night to the
Red Cross relief society covering the
subscriptions made to The Argus office
up to that time, and sent forward an
additional draft thi3 morning, contri
butions continue to come in. The
beauty of It is, too, that the offerings
are made absolutely unsolicited, and
although some of them are in small
amounts, they come, as do the larger
ones, from the generous heart prompt
ings of the nobler side of human na
ture. While the appended telegram re
ceived by The Argus today from the
treasurer of the Red Cross relief so
ciety In Chicago conveys the gratify
ing information that immediate needs
are provided for. The Argus will be
glad to reooive additional contribu
tions, however large or small, and to
forward them to the proper agency,
which, as the telegram indicates, will
go to the most worthy purpose of pro
viding an endowment fund for the de
pendent widows and orphans of the
miners who lost their lives in the ca
tastrophe: Chicago, III.. Nov. 22. Editor The
Rock Island Argus: Immediate neces
sities of Cherry sufferers have been
provided for. Future requirements are
for an endowment fund for the benefit
of dependent mothers and orphans and
the aid ot the latter to the self-supporting
age. ORSON SMITH.
. Treasurer Red Cross Relief.
The above 6hows what the Red Cross
society has accomplished since it be
gan to receive contributions a week
Contribution of Clothing, Etc,
Numerous inquiries have been made
of The Argus relative to contributions
of "clothing and provisions, etc., and
these have been invariably referred to
the Associated Charities, of which Dr.
J. W. Stewart is president. . Dr. Stew
art speaking with The Argus today on
the subject stated that all having con
tributions of , this nature should coi
fer with Miss Dlna Ramser, the field
secretary of the Associated Charitle3,
whose office is in the Y. M. C. A build
ing and who is to be found there each
Will Cmrrr Relief Suppllea Free
The Burlington road today made the
announcement that it would transport
free of charge , all contributions of
clothing and provisions for the Cherry
READY TO TAKE
Local People Anxious of Going
in With the Deere & Co.
WAITING FOR THE DETAILS
President Rosenfleld of Club Says
Matter Are Moving Along
President W. A. Rosenfleld of the
Rock Island club stated this after
noon that the project of securing the
removal to this city of the Deere &
Co. subsidiary concern, mentioned at
length In The Argua Saturday, was
moving along as satisfactorily as
could be expected. The factory is
located at Marseilles, 111., it is learn
ed, and Is engaged in the manufac
ture of corn shellers. Three nun
dred men are employed. This force
will be increased materially when the
concern becomes permanently set
There are some statistics desired
by the Rock Island Industrial com
mission for the information of those
who are to be invited to subscribe to
the capital stock of the concern. These
will be forthcoming in the next few
days, and then the matter of placing
th stock will be undertaken. This
doubtless will go like hot cakes.
Many Want It
Numbers of citizens alreadv have
indicated a desire to be counted in.
appreciating the value of the stock
as an investment, since the factory
is backed by the financial nrestlern
of Deere & Co., the largest plow man
ufacturing establishment in the
world today. It is nronosed to nlace
here $100,000 of preferred cumulat
ive stock This will bring the
capitalization of the eheller com
pany to $300,000. The main object
In selecting the Rock Island location
Is to get in closer touch with Deere
& Co., who take the entire outnut of
Good u Government Bonds
The stock offered here is as rood
as gold or government bonds, as a
local business man put It Saturday
evening. A laborer made the state
ment that the entire issue would be
readily taken by the emnloves of
Deere & Co., if they were given the
nrst opportunity to subscribe, as they
know of no better Investment than
the stocks controlled by that con
Rock Island Lodge of Elks to
Hold Exercises at Hall,
EULOGY BY MR. REXDALE
Address Will Be Given by P. D. Letts
of Davenport- Musical Feat
Rock Island lodge of Elks will nay
tribute to its dead at a memorial serv
ice to be held at the lodge hall on
Eighteenth street. Sunday, Dec. 5. The
exercises will begin at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon and will be as follows:
Violin solo "To the Bvenlne Star"
(Wagner) Mrs. Florence Frelstat Lee.
Frank W. Frelstat, accompanist.
Opening of lodge.
r Lodge hymn Lodge, audience, pi
Prayer Rer. Granville H. Sherwood.
Solo "Rock of Ages" (Odoardo
Barry) Mrs. Gertrude Carse AddoI-
Reading "ThanatODsis." C. W.
Sandstrom, Mollne lodge No. 556.
Quartet "Lead Kindly Lltfhf i Dud
ley Buck). Arion quartet, Ora C.
Hickman, J. G; Hazard, Arthur Jonas
sen, W. B. Caulpetzer.
Rexdale In Eulog-y
Eulogy Robert Rexdale. Rock Isl
and lodge No. 980.
Solo "Exaltation" (John Howard
Gregg) Will Trimble.
Address F. D. Letts. Davennort
lodge No. 298.
Violin solo ''Reverie" (VIeuxtempa)
Mrs. Florence Frelstat Lee. Frank
W. Frelstat, accompanist.
Closing of lodge Lodge, audience.
Benediction Rer. Granville H. Sher
FEDERATION MEN'S' CLUB
Move Advocated by the Rock Island
The regular meeting of the Min
isterial alliance was held this morn
ing in the chapel of the Y. M. C. A.
Dr. W. S. Marquis, pastor of the
Broadway Presbyterian church con
ducted the opening and devotional
exercises. . .
R. C. Smedley, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., read a paper dealing with
the cooperation of , the Y. M, C. A. with
the church and as a result of his
paper and the discussion which fol
lowed, it was voted that the pastors
of the city should 'welcome the ef
forts of the .Y.M. C. A. to organize
the boys' movement In the churches.
The members of the alliance also.
approved of the move to federate
the men's clubs In the churches.
Case Continued., - .
The case against Anderson .Crump,
colored, on the charge, of -wife aban
donment, was continued " Saturday
afternoon till tomorrow" eCteraoon at
2 o'clock bo tha( Crump would hare
time to prepare his defense. He Js
being defended by M. E.. Sweeney anX
Harry Schrlver represented the com
plainant. The case Is being tried In
Justice W. P. Schroeders court.
WEST UNDER $15,000
BOND AT DAVENPORT
Alleged Bank Swindler Refuses to
Plead Until Arrival of His
Harry O. West, alias H. N. Ordway,
thought to be the leader of one of the
most dangerous gangs of swindlers
that ever operated in this country, .'s
a prisoner at the Scott county Jail, in
Davenport, where he is wanted for the
alleged passing of a forged check on
the Iowa National bank. West is un
der bond of $15,000. When he was ar
raigned before the police magistrate
he refused to answer to the question
as to his guilt or innocence, stating
that he would not say anything until
his attorneys arrived from Chicago to
conduct his defense. J. B. Hardebeck,
an ally of West, has been taken from
Chicago to St. Joseph, Mo., where he
is wanted for the alleged swindling
of a bank on forged paper. West is
believed to be the person who passed
a spurious check on a Mollne bank.
He tried his game on the Rock Island
banks, but failed to put It across. He
Is wanted In a number of cities.
TURKEY DAY GAME
TO BE PLAYED HERE
Definite Assurances That Peoria High
School Team Will Come to
Complications that arose last week
pertaining to the Thanksgiving foot
ball game between the local high
school and Peoria, have been straight
ened out and manager John Streck
fus of the home team announced that
he has received a letter from the
manager of the Peoria team stating
they will arrive in this city. Thurs
S. J. Collins has reurned from Chi
F. Crosby and L. Nlcolson of Chica
go spent Sunday with O. L; Bruner.
Mrs. S. E. Alexander of Portland,
Ore, is "visiting her son, W. R. Alex
ander. Mrs. Harriet Cropper-Johnston will
leave next Friday for New York, where
she will spend the winter.
George Martin, the well known tri
city hotel clerk, originally with the
Rock Island house, and more recent
ly with the Hotel Kimball, at Daven
port, is now behind the desk at the
New Harper, having entered upon his
duties this morning.
LINCOLN TRIED IT.
And That Ended the Naval Sweatbox
On one of Mr. Lincoln's excursions
o Fortress Monroe on the steamr
Hartford in 18C3 his attention was dV
rected to a narrow door bound with
iron, tbe use of which be was anxious
"What is this?' he asked.
"Oh, that la the sweatbox," was the
reply. "It is used for refractory and
insubordinate seamen. A man in there
Is subjected to steam beat and has very
little ventilation. It generally brings
him to terms very quickly."
President Lincoln's curiosity was
aroused. "This," he said to himself,
"is treatment to which thousands of
American seamen are .probably .sub-
Many hardships were suffered because of the lack of supplies and provisions but those
days are over. The introduction of the Modern Cash Grocery of which this store is the
Pioneer in this vicinity, has made it possible to buy the best groceries at prices within
the reach of all. We are at it again.
LOOK THESE OVER
6 cans egg plnms
6 cans green gage plums
6 cans cor n
'6 cans tomatoes
6 cans peas
6 cans string beans
6 cans kidney beans . . .
6 cans baked beans
6 cans pumpkin
6 cans assorted soup
6 cans red hot tamales .
6 cans salmon
Distributor of the famous Eaco flour, "Always All Right." Guaranteed to give the
best of satisfaction.
A complete line of fresh fruits and vegetables always on hand.
We have a large assortment of dried fruits, nuts, nut-meats, candied cherries, citron
lemon and orange peel. . ,
2532 Fifth Avenue.
WOiiM' DASHES LYE IP! FACE
OF H DURING A QUARREL
Jected every year. Let me try it for
myself and see what it really is."
Taking off his bat, for he was sever
al Inches over six feet In height, be en
tered the lnclosure, which be found to
be little more than three feet in length
or width. He gare orders that at a
signal from himself the door should
be immediately opened. It was then
closed aud the steam turned on.
He had been iuside hardly three min
utes before the signal was given. Pres
ident Lincoln had experienced enough
of what was then regarded as neces
sary punishment for American seamen.
There was very little ventilation, and
the short exposure to the hot and hu
mid air bad almost suffocated bim.
Turning to Secretary Welles of the
navy department, the president ordered
that no such lnclosure as the sweatbox
should ever after be allowed on any
vessel flying the American flag.
It was not an hour after this order
bad been given before every sailor on
every ship in Hampton Roads bad
heard of it. The effect was most re
markable on the older sailors, many
of whom had themselves experienced
the punishment of the sweatbox. Some
of them wept from Joy.
But the good results of this act of
President Lincoln were not confined to
the American navy. Great Britain,
France, Germany and other European
countries heard that the sweatbox had
been abolished in America as inhuman.
One and all of these nations in turn fell
into line, and today the sweatbox is
not to be found on any vessel flying
tbe flag o fa civilized nation through
out the world.
GONE; FOUL PLAY?
Charles E. Patch, Driver for Oyster
Company, Mysteriously Disap
pears. Charles E. Patch, a driver for the
Davenport Fish and Oyster company,
disappeared Saturday morning while
delivering goods in Mollne. Tbe last
time that he was seen was at the
Arlington hotel there. He delivered
three cans of oysters at the hotel. So
far as can be learned, he had collected
$135 from customers. His employers
suspect foul play, as Patch was trust
ed Implicitly. He had worked for the
company for the past aeven years and
on some of the days he has collected
as high as $1,100. Patch was suffer
ing from an abRcess In his ear and
may have become temporarily insane
because of It. His employers do not
know of any trouble that he h.as had
and the fact that he disappeared ro
completely leads them to think that
he was the victim of foul play.
Nobody in Burned House.
Milwaukee. Wis., Nov. 22. The re
port that seven person were probably
burned to death in the fire at West
AUIs early today proves untrue. Fire
men say the house was not occupied.
Superb Service, Splendid Scenery
enfoute to Niagara Falls, Muskoka and
Kawartha lakes, Georgian bay and
Temagaml region, St. Lawrence rlvwr
and Rapids, Thousand islands, Algon
quin National park. White mountains,
New England and New Jersey coast
coast resorts, via Grand Trunk railway
6jstem. Double track Chicago o
Montreal and Niagara Falls. Special
low round trip fares are in effect dur
ing summer season.
For copies of tourist publications,
fares and descriptive pamphlets apply
to W. S. Cookson, A. G. P. A., 135
Adams street, Chicago.
Frank Carter, Colored,
Has Sight Partially
ATTACKED IN HIS HOME
Virgie Reedon, Assailant, Held
to Grand Jury Under $1,000
Bond for Assault.
Frank Carter (colored) was serious
ly injured Saturday night at 10 o'clock
at his rooms at Twenty-flrst street and
Fourth ayenue by Virgie Reedon, who
threw most of the contents of a can of
lye at hfm.
The poison struck him in the face
and neck, burning him severely. Some
of it reached his eyes, and for a time
he was entirely blinded. This morn
ing he was able to use bis right optic,
but the left one Is still out of commis
sion. It is probable that be will lose
It. He has been at the station since
the assault, and appeared to be suf
fering a great deal, but this morning
he was sufficiently recovered to go to
Son Threatens IHm
Carter is a married man, and recent
he left his home in some other town
and came here to live because of fam
ily troubles. He says that his son
threatened to kill him, and so he left.
When he came here ho engaged the
Reedon woman to take care of his
rooms for him. Saturday night, he
claims, Ehe got drunk and was rather
quarrelsome. After exchanging a few
words, a fight ensued, ending in the
throwing of tbe lye. After a long
search Saturday night by the police
the woman was found wandering about
the streets, scantily clad. She was Im
mediately arrested and taken to the
station. She was given a hearing this
morning by Magistrate C. J. Smith and
was bound over to the grand Jury un
der $1,000 bonds on the charge of as
sault with Intent to Inflict bodily In-
Shed Damaged by Fire.
A shed at the rear of the residence
of F. J. Barnett. 635 Twentieth streat,
was slightly damaged by fire Saturday
evening at 7:10. The cause of the
fire is not known.
Ludwig Becker ,
First Congregational Church,
6 cans mustard sardines
6 cans Eagle lye
6 packages maparoni
.... 6 packages pancake flour
. 6 packages Indian corn flakes
6 bottles vanilla extract
6 bottles lemon extract
6 bottles bluing (quart)
... 6 bottles ammonia (quart)
G bottles olives
. . 6 bottles catsup (large size)
6 bars Palm olive soap