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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 191C.
LAW AND ORDER
Council, by Vote of 8 to 5,
Strikes Mayor's Communi
cation from Records.
OLD STREET DISPUTE UP
Effort to Open Thoroughfare in West
End Threatens to Involve City
In Legal Difficulties.
' By a vote of eight to five, the Rock
Island city council at its meeting
of last evening, . ordered expunged
.from the official record the message
of Mayor G. W. McCaskrin, explain
ing his stand during the raids upon
the gambling houses and questioning
the motives of the members of the
Law and Order league in their pres
ent crusade against lawlessness,
wnIcL was read at the session of a
week ago and adopted and filed. The
vote of last evening was upon a mo
tion offered by Alderman H. J
Frick on the adoption of the minutes
of the preceding meeting of the
council. The motion of Alderman
Frick was that the minutes with
the exception of the message of the
mayor, be approved. The vote was
Ayes Huff, Naab, Frick. Thomp
eon, Schmid, Stephens, Borst, Leaf.
Nays Holzhammer, LaVanway, Sim
ser, Cochran, McNealy.
Opening; of Second Street.
The council has fn prospect an
other round with the question of
opening to general traffic Second
street between Thirteenth and Four
teenth avenues. The west end ex
tension of the Tri-Clty Railway com
pany is routed along this street, and
it is necessary that the council take
pciicn looking to the accommodation
of the routing of the projected line
in conformity with the provisions of
the iccently enacted ordinance of
the company. City councils for 25
years have been wrestling with the
Pec. rid street problem. The block
has been surveyed and the engineer's
stakes are still in evidence there.
The obstacle is the home of Mr. Zim
merman, who resides on the west
side of the street line. According to
City Engineer Wallace Treichler, Mr.
Zimmerman's fence encroaches 15
feet into the street. John Stapp was
the owner of the acreage in that lo
cality and he divided the land Into
lots and sold them out. It Is charg
ed that Mr. Stapp gave the street
The unadvertised bargains
at the 41st opening sale are
many times more numerous
than those which can be print
ed. The millinery department of
this store with over 30 expert
trimmers and salespeople is
crowded to its capacity.
Were there ever so many
people interested in dress
goods as are swarming around
our dress goods counters
. these days?
The roses distributed to the
visitors at McCabe's store to
day were mostly of the Rick
mond red variety.
Free entertainment is fur
nished customers in the after
noon as well as at noon during
the 41st inauguration sale.
If you want to see a throng
of eager buyers just walk
through the second floor devot
ed to women's suits, . coats,
skirts and waists.
Probably the greatest corset
business done anywhere in
western Illinois is righthere
in this McCabe store make a
note of the activities here.
The festivities in connec
tion with the sale Inaugurating
the beginning of our 41st year
in Rock Island were begun in
real earnest on Monday. The
ready and cordial response to
our invitation to join us in
this celebration is most grati
fying. This anniversary of the com
mencement of our 41st year's
business in Rock Island is cer
tainly a hummer. Such an
out-pouring of people from all
over the country in response
to our invitation to our bar
gains, flowers, music, our free
entertainment and good cheer
could hardly have been antici
pated. Come and bring the
family. There's plenty for all.
The music Monday after
noon at the 41st year's open
ing was rendered by Jabe's or
chestra. Professor Jabe's per
formances on xylophone and
trap drum and bells were es-per-ally
The tea room is a very busy
place these days crowded to
its limit we can accommo
date only 100 customers each
day . with complimentary tick
ets to lunch. These are issued
to the first 100 doing trading
in the forenoon.
line to Mr. Zimmerman and others
to whom he sold the property, and
that the guides as fixed by the en
gineer were ignored. The people
whose homes are located in the block
are divided as to the street line and
it is evident from the talks heard by
the council from home owners that
there Is a merry neighborhood war
on. Alderman LaVanway wanted the
chief of police Instructed to tear
down the Zimmerman fence. City
Attorney J. F. Witter gave It as his
opinion, based upon the report of
City Engineer Treichler, that the city
was fully within its legal rights in
having the Zimmerman fence remov
ed and following the marks as given
by the city surveyor. It was stated
that Mr. Zimmerman and" others who
share his opinion as to where the
property line should be have retained
legal counsel and will fight the city
in the courts if an attempt is made
to disturb the present arrangement
in the Second street block. It was
decided finally by the council that
Engineer Treichler again survey the
Second street block and report back
to the council at its next meeting.
No Chief of Police Yet.
Alderman Charles Borst inquired
of Mayor McCaskrin if he had in
mind the name of a citizen to recom
mend for confirmation by the coun
cil for the office of chief of police,
in accordance with a resolution
adopted at the former meeting of
"I have not," replied the mayor.
"Do you think you will be able
to make a selection in another
week?" Alderman Borst asked.
"I don't know," answered the mayor.
Upon motion of Alderman Borst the
mayor was given until next Monday
night to make his choice of a candi
date for chief of police.
Should Employ More Men.
Upon a motion offered by Alder
men John Holzhammer, the Tri-City
Railway company was requested to
increase its working force In this
city In order to hurry the building
of extensions as called for in its new
ordinance. Alderman Holzhammer
said that he had found that the com
pany was employing only a small
force of men, and that unless there
was an increase progress necessar
ily would be slow.
The council, by unanimous vote,
endorsed New Orleans as the loca
tion of the Panama exposition of
Property holders in the neighbor
hood presented a petition through
Alderman Carl Naab asking that an
arc light be placed at Fourth avenue
and Ninth street. The petition was
referred to the fire and light com
Alderman Naab, for the licenso
and markets committee, reported fa
vorably on the request of E. T.
Dolly for permission to locate a shoe j
shining stand on the west side of his
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eiuar Mure. iurictuLii siirci uiu
Second avenue. The recommendation
was referred back to the committee
for approval by the aldermen of the
ward before final action is taken.
Falls to File Uond.
The Union Electric Telephone
company having failed to respond to
the notification of the city clerk to
file its annual bond, is to have legal
proceedings instituted against it for
the revocation of its ordinance un
less the bond is filed with the clerk
before the next meeting of the coun
cil. Louis Ortell had a communication
before the council in which he stated
that he did not know that he was
acting contrary to the city ordinances
when he had erected a frame build
ing at the rear of his saloon at 1507
Second avenue. The communication
was referred to the fire and light
committee and aldermen of the ward,
with power to act.
The clerk was instructed to adver
tise for bids for the furnishing of
cables and poles to prepare for the
Installation of the Gamewall fire
I'ernilt In Held l'p.
It was reported that the Illinois
Oil company was not conforming to
the fire regulations in its plans to
install tanks on its property on First
avenue between Fifteenth and Six
teenth streets, and until the com
pany does so its petition for a per
mit was ordered held in abeyance.
CIGAR STORE CROOK
TRIES A REPEATER?
Stranger Does Rush Act at Second
Avenue Place, but Ruse Is
During the dull hours of last night,
a well-dressed man rushed into the
E. E. Lawysr cigar store on Second
avenue between Seventeenth and
Eighteenth streets and asked the clerk
if there was a door leading into the
alleyway. The clerk replied there
was, and the stranger told him that
smoke was arising from the rear, and
it looked as though the place was
afire. He rushed into the yard in the
rear of the place and invited the clerk
to aid him in an inspection. But he
was unsuccessful In this ruse for ruse
It was, as there was no sign of lire.
The clerk refused to go back, realiz
ing the robbery under similar circum
stances at the Lempfert cigar store
the night before. The stranger, find
ing that he could not land a repeater,
left as quickly as he had come, via the
R. O. of M. Elect.
Last evening at a special meeting In
their new club rooms of the R. O. of
M., the following officers were elected:
President V. A. Harder.
Vice president P. H. Kale.
Secretary Carl Strohm.
Treasurer Charles McLeod.
Columbus Day Tomorrow.
Tomorrow being Columbus day, a na
tional holiday, the banks of Rock Is
land will be closed.
Hauberg and Schmid Still Have
Criminal Charges Hanging ;
Over Heads. '
FOR TAKING GAM OUTFITS
Postponement Asked by Assistant
State's Attorney Because of
Work in Circuit Court.
Attorney John H. Hauberg of Mo
line and Constable August Schmid of
South Rock Island were in the court
of Justice G. P. Nissen at 9 o'clock
this morning ready for trial on charges
of larceny charged against them by
Jake and Phillip Schaum, proprietors
of the Diamond and Turf gambling
houses, 1S15 Second avenue and 119
Eighteenth street, respectively. As
sistant State s Attorney H. M. Schriver
appeared to prosecute, but explained
that he was busily occupied with crim
inal matters in the circuit court, and
requested that there be a continuance
for 10 days, and it was granted. Ac
cordingly, Hauberg and Schmid are
now supposed to have their hearing
Oct. 21, beginning at 9 o'clock in the
morning, before Justice Nissen. On
Oct. 1, when the cases of Hauberg and
Schmid were called for hearing. Jus
tice Nissen was asked by State's At
torney L. M. Magill to enter an order
of dismissal, but this he refused to do,
setting a new precedent in criminal ac
tions In Rock Island county, inasmuch
as the state prosecutor is ordinarily
recognized by the courts as having
jurisdiction in such proceedings.
Participated la Raid.
Hauberg and Schmid participated in
the raid upon the Diamond and Turf
resorts. They were armed with search
warrants issued by Justice J. H. Cle
land. Justice Cleland also issued an
order for the destruction of the prop
erty seized from the Diamond and
Turf gambling rooms, and Constable
Schmid was in the act of touching a
match to the outfits on the levee when
he was arrested, together with Attor
ney Hauberg, on the-larceny warrants
sworn before Justice Nissen by the
Schaum brothers. Among the gam
bling outfits there were fixtures that
were used for the furnishing of the
rooms. These included pictures, chairs
desks, etc. Under the guise of regain
ing possession of their personal prop
erty on writs of replevin issued by Nis
sen the Schaums were able to recover
their gambling outfits, and these were
whisked to Davenport for storage, tak
ing the same route as the McBride
Billberg paraphernalia took.
DOZEN ARE FINED
IN COUNTY COURT
Eatch of Cases Certified by the
State's Attorney Disposed
of by Judge Olmsted.
JAIL SENTENCES ADDED
William Warnecke and James Mor
row, Confessed Store Robbers,
A number of defendants in crim
inal cases which were certified to the
county court from the circuit court, en
tered appearances yesterday afternoon
and plead guilty to the charges against
them and were fined by Judge R. W.
George Homer and Edward Harrison,
accused of breaking into a box tar in
the Milwaukee yards and stealing a
quantity of tobacco, were fined $25
and costs each and ordered to jail for
William Schultz, arrested for steal
ing a coat from a porter at the Harms
hotel, was fined $15 and costs and or
dered to work out his fine at the rate
of $1.50 per day.
Louis Dechtel. charged with lar
ceny, was fined $5 and costs and sen
tenced to one hour in jail, but his fine
was later remitted.
Lottie Franklin, the negress indict
ed for robbing a man. was fined $60
and costs and sent to jail to work out
the fine at wages of $1.50 per day.
Jailed for Anna alt.
John iMcCann plead guilty to a
charge of assault with a deadly weap
on and was sentenced to five days in
jail. He pointed a revolver at a man
whom he met in Spencer square and
whom he tried to hold up.
Fred Morris, indicted for larceny,
was fined $15 and costs and sent to
jail for one day.
Fred Jones, held for larceny after
he had been caught redhanded by a
woman whose hose be had entered,
was fined ?25 and costs and sentenced
to jail for one day.
Thomas Fogerty confessed to hav
ing picked a man's pocket and was
fined $C5 and costs and sent to Jail to
work out the assessment.
William Warnecke and James Mor
row, youths from the north end of the
county, plead guilty to having broken
into a store and they were sentenced
to pay fines amounting to $75 and
costs each. They will have to work
out the, amounts In jail.
Nick Condos, who stole a suit from
a fellow countryman from Greece, was
fined $25 and costs. He paid and was
Joint Meeting of Clerks.
Rock Island retail clerks will Join
In an open meeting with the Moline
retail clerks to be held at Industrial
hall, Moline, this evening. A large
delegation is going to the meeting from
Rock Island. An interestlnng program
has been prepared.
Thomas Walsh Finds Indulging in
Fighting Idquor Costly
Thomas Walsh went on a costly
toot yesterday afternoon, it costing
him .something over $30 to get out of
the trouble in which he forced him
self. He went to the Cross Country
saloon on Second avenue and attempt
ed to drink all the booze in the place.
His over-indulgence made Thomas
drowsy and he insisted upon using the
saloon as sleeping quarters. The pro-,
prietor objected strenuously to this,
but with no effect, and finally the po
lice were summoned. Officer William
Gable went to the saloon and awaken
ed Walsh and advised him to beat it
to his own downy couch. Walsh re
fused and expressed his opinion of
the officer or any one else who was
so unkind as to awaken him from his
snooze. Thereupon Officer Gable
threatened him with arrest if he did
not leave the saloon, but the thieat
failed to strike terror to the heart oi
Walsh. Accordingly Gable placed the
fellow under arrest and started him
off to jail. Walsh walked quietly
enough until he rounded the corner at
Sixteenth street and came within sight
of the police station. Then he sud
denly hauled off and walloped the cop
one in the kisser. A battle royal tol
lowed for a few minutes and then
again Walsh walked quietly along un
der the persuasion of the officer's fists
and club. A charge of assault and bat
tery was pref?rred against him by thi
officer and he was fined $30 and
costs, which same he paid this morn
ing upon sobering up.
Miss H. N. Curtiss of Urbana
visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Schrager of
Chicago are here for a visit.
Mrs. D. W. Holmes of Scranton,
Iowa, is visiting relatives here.
Harry H. Hubbard has gone to
South Dakota on a business trip.
Clyde McBrlde has returned after
a visit of several days in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. William Payne loft
yesterday for Chicago where they
will visit several days.
Hon. F. E. Abbey of Biggsville re
turned to his home this morning
fter a brief visit here.
Miss Jane P. Hubbell of Rockford
arrived last evening for a visit of
several days with friends.
Charles Goff returned yesterday
afternoon from Chicago, where he
visited for several days.
Misses Lucia Gorvin and Elois
Smith of Carpentervllle arrived yes
terday afternoon for a visit of sev- I
eral days with friends. !
M. T. Stevens, mastor of Trio '
lodge. A. F. & A. M.. loft last night J
for Chicago to attend the meeting of ;
the grand lodge of Masons which j
convenes there today.
Harold Elliott, who was catcher
on tne Birmmgnam, Aia., Dasopan i
team during the past season, arriv-j
ed here yesterday from Boston, ;
where he was drafted by the Boston j
National league team. He will win- ;
ter here and will report at Boston i
In the spring.
Ben Benson, former Rock Island
high school football man. writes
Rock Island friends from Ripon
academy, Wisconsin, that he won
his "R" in a game Saturday between
Ripon and Northwestern academy.
Ripon won the contest 3 to 0. Ben
is playing center on the team.
Major John T. Thompson, formerly
of Rock Island arsenal, who has boon
making an official visit to the arsenal
and in the same connection visiting
among old friends in the three cities,
was a caller at The Argus office this
morning. The major, who is now se
nior assistant to the chief of ordnance
at Washington, is a member of the
A FOOD DRINK
Which Brings Ially Enjoyment.
A lady doctor writes:
"Though busy hourly with my own
affairs. I will not deny myself the pleas
ure of taking a few minutes to tell of
my enjoyment daily obtained from my
morning cup of Postum. It is a food
beverage, not a poison like coffee.
"I began to use Postum eight years
ago, not because I wanted to, but be
cause coffee, which I dearly loved,
made my nights long, weary periods to
be dreaded and unfitting me for bus
iness during the day.
"On the advice of a friend, I first
tried Postum, making it carefully as
directed on the package. As I had al
ways used 'cream and no sugar,' I mix
ed my Postum so. It looked good, was
clear and fragrant, and it was a pleas
ure to see the cream color it, as my
Kentucky friend always wanted her
cofTee to look 'like a new saddle.' "
"Then I tasted it critically, for I
had tried many 'substitutes' for coffee.
I was pleased, yes, satisfied, with my
Postum in taste and efTect, and am yet,
being a constant user of it all these
"I continually assure my frlend3 and
acquaintances that they will like it in
place of coffee, and receive benefit
from its use. I have gained weight,
can sleep sound and am not nervous."
"There's a reason."
Read "The Road to Wellville," in
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuir, true, and full of human
1801-1803 Second Ave.
Is now distributing his entire stock of clothing, furnishings, hats, caps, etc., into the
homes of the people at a tremendous saving. From the time the doors opened until the
present time I have been unable to cope with the vast multitude of eager money savers.
The response has been gratifying indeed, a fact which cinches all arguments that the
phenomenal bargains, clean and honorable business methods, are deeply appreciated.
The values I offer almost compel you to buy. I do not hesitate to say I give you a higher
grade of merchandise for less money than you are compelled to pay other dealers for
inferior quality. You are assured of my confidence by our broad and liberal guaran
tee of money refunded if not satisfied. You profit by my experience and protected by
my reliability. You cannot ignore the values I now pass up to you . These goods will
not last long so come early. Remember the old adage the early bird gets the worm.
Note the following prices:
Men's strictly all wool velour
suits that are unusual $10.00
values. Tailored and designed
under our direction, they are
the best young men's tailored
garments that $10
ever bought $3.95
Strictly all wool velour suits,
unusual $12.50 value. Here
are surplus fabrics bought un
derprice from a leading New
England mill, tailored during
dull season at considerable
savings. These suits in fabric,
tailoring and trimmings are
High grade velour and broken
sizes worsted suits, smart
suits of high grade all wool
velours in the new shades.
Broken sizes in pure worsteds
in the new stripe tones, tans,
grays and olives. These are
hand tailored garments that
are excellent values
at $15.00 $7.45
Men's $18.00 suits, all the
newest effects in woolens,
pretty tans, greens, olives and
grays predominate;; also plain
blacks and blues. Latest cut
coats with the latest points of
fashion. Selection large enough
to meet men with every taste,
half or full lined suits for tall,
stout men $8.95
1801-1803 -. 2nd. Ave. HOCK ISLAND
Tri-City Press Club, and Is popular
arrong the newspaper men of the throe
Woodworth Clum. the former Wash
ington newspaper correspondent, who
is well known in Rock Island, being a
son-in-law of Dr. C. W. Bernhanli, has
come Into prominence as president of
the National Association of Commer
cial Presidents, being now a rcsMont
of Rochester, N. V., whore he is at the
head of the commercial body of that
CHARGE THAT CHILD
IS CRUELLY TREATED
Charles Knittle and Cora Bennett j
Held for Living Together Out
Stories of the alleged ill treatment
accorded a child have caused the ar- j
rest of Charles Knittle and Cora Ben-1
nett, who are charged with living to
gether in an open state of adultery.
Miss Dina Ramser. police matron.
made the investigation which ended in j
the arrest, of the couple. Miss Ram
ser learned that a child, presumably ;
the offspring of a Mr. and Mrs. Knittle, j
living on Second avenue near Four- j
teenth street, was not being given'
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hcrself. There she ' Fl
little was the little H
: that the woman wasjfj
to find out for herself. There sue
learned that Kni
one's father, but
not even married to the man. Corn
Bennett claims that she was employed
as housekeeper, Knittle's wife haviti j
separated from her spouse sometime '
ago, leaving him to take care of thej
child which was born to them. Knit-j
tie. it is alleged, had intimated that '
the woman who was with him was hi3 j
wife and accordingly the charge of
adultery was brought against both of
them. They are now in the county
jail awaiting a hearing which is sei
for Friday afternoon in the? police
court. The chill has been placed in
temporary custody of Miss Ramser and
dependency proceedings are to be in
stituted to get it away from Knittle.
Licensed to Wed.
James Hickman Moline
Miss Dagma Jensen ... Sheffield
Men's pants of wearproof Wel
lington material, perfect fit
ting, regular price $2.00,
sale price 95c
Men's pure worsted pants, in
narrow stripes and plain
shades for dress wear, regular
sale price $1.85
185 pair $5.00 wool trousers
that can't be equaled for less,
while they last,
In light, heavy and medium
weights. Overcoats that are
the peer of any that you will
see elsewhere at $12.00. In
English ulster cloth, Melton
beavers, domestic kerseys in
blue-black, some Italian lined,
others with heavy serge, good
sleeve lining, plain serge, good
sleeve lining, plain or fancy
lapped seams, marvel of
goodness at $4.95
Men's fine overcoats in English
ulster cloth, also kerseys. Mel
tons and beavers, in 'black,
blue and brown. Italian and
serge lined, silk sleeve lining,
lapped sleeves. This coat is,
positiely worth $15
or money back $G.85
Overcoats of Royal-Standard
kerseys, also cravenette coats
positively and actually worth
$18.00 in any store in
the United States ... $8.45
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ti v i r r
Avon O. 7a nor Hennepin
Miss Dayse L. P. Brink Orion
Silas W. Johnston Silvis
Miss Anna Stone Hudson, Ohio
Irown Better Dressed
Come in Today and Leave Your Order.
Finest stock of woolens in this city most of them ex
I lill"'t.'.,.r,.r. V. V" V i"TT&";, f IH'IW
Illinois Theatre Building
Rock Island, 111.
Rock Island, 111.
One lot of boys' suits, worth
up to $3.00 $1.19
One lot of worsted and Scotch
plaids, worth $5.00 .. $2.45
One lot boys' suits, sold at the
actual worth $4.00
g at $1.95
Men's handkerchiefs, worth
Men's silk embroidered sus
penders, sale price llo
12 dozen ties, worth 60c, spec
ial for this sale only ... 19c
Men's fine lisle hose, newest
colors, worth 25c 9c
15 dozen men's negligee shirts
of latest styles 37c
Men's shirts, $1.50 values,
this sale 58c
Men's hats, the latest Dunlap
and Knox shapes, worth $3.50,
none less than $2.00 . $1.19
Men's cotton hose, black and
tan 15c value gc
Union made work shirts, black
sateen, blue ehambray, black
and white drill 35c and 42c
Lightweight Balbriggan under
wear, plain color 19c
Railroad fare paid
to purchasers of
$15.00 or over,
within a radius of
Fred G. I'tner Rock Isla:, 1
Miss May E. Bosold Rock Island
Benjamin M. Van Horn. .Deoppos, Ka.
Mrs. Ruh K. Taylor Rock Island
Then it's because his clothei
are made to individual order
chances are that we are
Our Clothes Will
Make You Look
Stylish, neat, distinguished,
at no greater cost than
ready-to-wear clothing, but
you'll get better cloth, lining,
workmanship and fit.