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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. FTCRRITAR Y 3. 11)11.
SAFE IS BLOWN;
GET ONLY S100
Nitroglycerin Explosions Make
Too Much Noise and
ROBBERS ARE FRIGHTENED
Drive Away in Rig Stolen Karlier in
Vicht at Farm Come to Rock
Yeggemn who have been Yobbing
tanks unchecked in thi? section of the
Oountry the past three years operated
successfully at Sherrard early this
inorT.ing. al'hough they did not get
way with the amount of money that
they figured on, apparently having
keen frightened just as they were to
touch off the charge of nitroglycerine
that would have opened the strong box
of the safe. The robbers, of whom it
Is believed there were three, drove oui
of town in a rig that was stolen eariler
In the night from the premises of
George Beck, near Preemption. In
their flight the robbers followed the
Knoxville road. They were reported
'eeen passing through Milan at 4 o'clock
Whis morning. A hour later the horse
and buggy were found on Aiken street.
South Rock Island. The theory is that
the trio walked from that point into
DOOR PHIKD OPEN.
In gaining an entrance to the Farm
ers' bank at Sherrard a door was pried
open, presumably with a crowbar. At
2 o'clock guests at the Sherrard hotel
Mere aroused by a succession of three
rrports that had the sound of explo
sions. Immediately it wa3 suspected
that robbers were operating in the vi
cinity, and the telephones were
'brought into play awaken citizens
:to lead in an investigation. It is sur-
noised that the yeggemen in the bank
jrot an luiumg mai iney jiau luhih- iuo
:much noise for their own security and
comfort and they decamped, t'pon an
investigation at the bank it was dis
covered that three charges of nitro
glycerine had been exploded in blow
ing open the safe. Only the outer door
had been loosened. A coin holder con
taining $lfi was lifted. A fourth
charge of the explosive had been placed !
for the punose of ripping open the
tioor leading to the inner recesses of
tbe safe, in which were stored larger
sums of money, but before the fire had
been applied the robbers doubtless be
came aware that their operations had
attracted attention and they decamped.
The horse and buggy that had been
stolen, and in which the three men had
driven into the town, was stationed
ruarhy. it is supposed, at any rate a
few minutes after the guests had been
aroused at the hotel all traces of the
lubbers had been lost.
POLICE AHK NOTIFIEO.
The police departments of the tri
citles were immediately communicated
with, together with Sheriff O. U Bru
nr at th Rock Island county jail.
Farmers along the roads leading north
from Sherrard were aroused by tele
phone. One farmer reported having
T-een three men go by in a buggy short
ly after he had been notified of the
The authorities here have no descrip
tion of the men. and see little possi
bility of getting any clew to their
movements after reaching the city. C.
O. Samuelson, former member of the
Do You Know
That in pri marie and elec
tions under the eommifioii form
of municipal government it is
unlawful for a candidate to se
cure or attempt to secure
the help or vote of any per
son by means of an offer of ap
pointment or employment under
the city, or for any tangible con
sideration whatever. The pen
alties are the Mime for both par
ties to such a contract. The ob
ject of the law is to prevent a
candidate or a number of
"candidates from forming com
binations or machines t secure
office or to prolong their official
tenure in opposition to the will
of the people. The sections of
the law covering this jHiint are
Sec. 20. Any person who shall
agree to perform any service in
the interest of any candidate for
any nomination or election for
any office provided in this act,
in consideration of any money
or other valuable thing, 'or for
the "treats" or for any appoint
ment to any office or employ
ment under such city or village,
for such service performed in
the interest of any such candi
date, or any candidate who shall
make a promise of money or
other valuable thing, or to ap
point any person to an office in
the event of the nomination or
election of such candidate, in
consideration of such person
performing any service in the
interest of said candidate, upon
conviction thereof, shall be pun
ished by a fine not exceeding
three hundred dollars ($300)
or be imprisoned in tlie county
jail not exceeding thirty (30)
days, or both, in the discretion
of the court.
See. 21. Any person offering
to give a bribe, either in money
or other consideration, or in the
form of treating, or by agree
ment to appoint to any office or
employment under such city or
village to any elector for the
PurjKiM' of influencing his vote,
at any election provided for in
this act, or any elector entitled
to vote at any such election re
questing, receiving or accepting
such bribe, money, other consid
eration or treats, or agreeing to
vote or support any candidate in
consideration tint he be appoint
ed to an office or employment un
der such city, shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and,
upon conviction, shall he fined a
sum not lews than one hundred
dollars (9100) nor more than
five hundred dollars ($500) or
be imprisoned in the county jail
not less than ten nor more than
ninety days, or both, in the dis
cretion of the court.
THIRD WIFE SAYS
Herbert W. Gates Faces Storm
of Charges Prom Spouse
PLACED UNDER $500 BOND
On Way to Jail He Gets Into Argu
ment With Accusers Hearing
Postponed Until Monday.
Herbert W. Gates. 6061-4 Sixth I
street, was placed under bonds of $500
in the police, court this morning by
Magistrate C J. Smith pending a pre
liminary trial next .Monday morning
on a charge of wife abandonment. Mrs.
Gates, who ia the third spouse of the
defendant, appeared in court to press
the charge and with her was her
daughter, Mrs. Belle Shepard. They
alleged that Gates deserted his wife
three months ago and since that time
has absented himself from home and
! has failed to contribute to the support
, OT .Mrs. Uoicb, uu uau iu uv vairu iui
by her daughter. Gates was sent to
the county jail in default of bond. He
is 50 years of age
GET TO WORDY BtTTI.E.
As Gates left the police station in
charge of Constable Simon Goldburg,
who was conducting him to the coun
ty jail, he was met by his wife and
Mrs. Shepard and a wordy argument
was started which attracted consider
able attention from passers. Gates ac
cused his stepdaughter of having bus
ied herself in making her mother un
willing to live with him in peace and
he also accused the twain of having
opened letters which were addressed
to him. They both emphatically
We must vacate before March 1, hence this great bargain giving sale.
All our high grade shoes and oxfords must be sold at once, nothing reserved. Your
size is here now, don't wait until it is sold.
Excellent bargains In women's oxfords for street
fords that sold for J3.00 to $1.00,
sale price .
Women's tan shoes,
button and lace
and house wear, ox-
Men's shoes and oxfords at prices never to
men's tan oxfords.
former price $1."0, now
be duplicated. One lot of
Boys' and girls' shoes and oxfords at ereatly reduced prices. Stock
up now for spring and summer. Shoe the family and save dollars.
11 rubber goods at prices to be taken advantage of
SEE WINDOWS FOR PRICES.
108 West Second Street, Davenport. Iowa
to devote to the duties and the dispo
sition to do their duty well.
Editor The Argus: Let us elect a
man for mayor who is free from en
tangling alliances, political or other
wise, who will put his heart and soul
nied these charges and made counter Unto the office, and let his associates
: allegations to the effect that he had
neglected his wife and let her live on
charity for a period of three months.
TWO SENT DOWS.
George Beham was sent to the coun- j
ty jail ror 40 days Dy tne masgistrate
this morning upon a vagTancy charge.
The fellow was found in an intoxicated
condition yesterday evening at a
boarding house on Twenty-sixth street.
Ho had been drunk for several days
and was on the verge of having the
delirium tremens so that it was
be of the same manner of men.
ALED0 PIONEER IS GONE
SUNDAY FOR YOUNG
I (cued i (i--ii.
Tho purpose of the young pcopl- s I IImum, "In l lit- t'n s of Cluui I
rlo,- ia tit lirnulil tin Ivlln?.. uni'L llf l'Itll.
the young people, from the juniors u;.
the whole church memtnTshiM lluit
! they may we'gh th possibility's of
their sons and daughters as fit lorn ( ,.. ... . ...
in the church, an I see tho n. i cs- i; $C dUiiILL) IN tLuIN
cooperating with the inin po;,t
Special Service at Broadway
Presbyterian Church Even
ing oi teo.o. o
. j both in their work and in Uic .s'ij;iori
-----.. !of their work
JOHN C. LOUCKS TO
i The program for Sunday ev'niu;
John Iiool Had Ueen a
Mercer County Half a Century!
Aledo, 111., Feb. 3. Spec ial John
Dool, a resident of this vicinity for
half a century, died at his home at
12:45 this morning, aged 85 years. He
had been afflicted with cancer for
j Members of Organization to Present will begin at 7::!'", and members of lb"
Resident of to t'oiiureuatioii Its Vork and ; association have been asked to par-
ticipate. It is as follow.:
Killed in irilcn (Viil
rll knou ii in I ui It
some time hut oneumonia hastened
thought advisable to have the county ,Jhe end M wag fo many yeaps
take care of him until he sobered up.
1 Philip Frisco plead gnilty to hav
jing heen drunk yesterday and he was,from afitUe wwpf
! sentenced to eve days in tne county
a farmer in this vicinity, becoming a
resident of this city on his retirement
He Is survived by
legislature, is president of the Farm
ers' bank at Sherrard.
I HOW I, ME OPEV fKEf
j Sherrard. 111., Feb. 3. Three masked
j men blew the vault of the Farmers'
bank this morning and escaped with
1100 in silver. They had placed a
charge of nitroglycerine in the curren
cy safe, which contained $4,000, and
were prepared to explode it when dis
covered and obliged to make a rush
to escape. The bank officials are now
confronted with the problem of how to
open the safe without discharging the
boat have the dissatisfaction
that 0es with the wearing of a
poorly made coiffure. Better to
pay a little more and be sure of
quality. If you have not Inspect
ed our latest creations In hair
goods, come in any time and
we'll be glad to show tbem.
t"hiropody a specialty.
Young & McCombs
MIES ICEY TESL.
trt chrre of Rt!tT Svn.
ARE TO BE ELECTED
Fact Has Almost Been Iet Sight of
Because of Many Campaigns
Now Being Conducted.
The campaign incident to the adop
tion of the commission form of gov
ernment has almost obliterated the
: fact that in April the electors of Rock
Island township are required to
i choose four new assistant supervisors
! and one constable. The terms of As
sistant Supervisors Herman Doe ring,
Charles Oswald, S. R. Wright and H.
i C. Harris will expire this spring and
their successors will hare to be nam-
at the elections In April. There
Hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is Durco;i
iioil, I net imrcli s one t ouin.at urn. '
Sunday. Feb. 5. Is young peoples' -prayer of invocation, closing with)
day for Presbyterian Young People's the Lord's Prayer.
societies throughout the country. Al Scripture lesson .lames 2 : 1 j
program has been arranged by Rev. Special music-Choir.
! oung Peoples Day: Its Pnrpo.-e '
Willis I Ge.Iston, superintendent, and1 atier
Rev. William Ralph Hall, assistant Hymn. "lad M Savior, l.cM 1
superintendent of the department of Stray."
young people's work, to he given in Reports of presidents. Including
the Presbyterian churches next Sun-! Voting People's society, of Kroad ay.
day. In accordance with a request ! Young People's and Junior societies ot
(is also a vacancy in the office of con
j stable, due to the failure of one of the
succee3rui candidates jasi year to qual
ify for the position.
IS ON MANY
i Representative Wheelan Member
House Deep Waterway Body.
Representative H. I Wheelan of
this city received notification of his
'assignments made public at Springfield
! yesterday. In addition to those on ap
j propriations, license and Chicago char
j ter. already mentioned, he ia a member
jof the committees on canal, river im
provement and commerce (deep water
i ways), fraternal and mutual insurance,
j miscellaneous subject, rights of the
minority, and state institutions, in ad
dition he is a member of the subcom
: mittee of the appropriations com mi t
tee to visit the hospital for the in
'sane at Elgin and the Northern Illi
nois normal at DeKalb.
Tbe Arzoi will be Klad to receive and
pnbllah commnnlcitlooi limited to 300
words eaoh from citizens bearing strict
ly ob the qaallflcatloaa for mayor or
eommlaalonera uader the aew form of
nontctpal government In tbe city of
Kork Island. Contributors to thla col
umn may algm their own names or may
nc nom-deplnmes aa they aee lit, bat
tbe real name of the author mast be
known to The Argtu in each instance.
The communications moat be absolutely
free from personalities, or politics. In
a word, they must be eonlaed to wbat
should be the qualifications of the men
who are to serve under the new order
of city control. '
Editor The Argus : The anvil chorus
rang when Thomas Jefferson wrote the
declaration of independence; when he
opposed the adopt iai of the constitu
tion of the United f tes of America,
the anvil chorus mad a great noise
because Jefferson ran for president
under the constitution he had opposed,
but he was elected.
The anvil chorus rang again when
Abraham Lincoln challenged Stephen
A. Douglass to debate; it rang again
when Lincoln made his "house divided
against itself" speech. They called
Lincoln an ignorant railsplitter, a cow
ard, a Eavage. etc But Lincoln was
The anvil chorus rang again when
U. S. Grant drank a little too much
whisky, while leading the bo6 in blue
to victory. A committee of ministers
complained to Lincoln about the
"profligacy, inebriety and drunkenness
of Grant." Lincoln answered them by (
pointing out the victories of the boys 1
in blue under Grant's leadership. And J
U. S. Grant was elected president. j
The anvil chorus rang again at tbe j
birth of the Christ. King Herod !
thought He should be killed ; the poll- j
tlctflna or A rolloHmis ns1itro! fanottM I
accused Him of crimes of all kind; and
just because He came to demonstrate
a perfect life among men. He was
nailed to the cross.
The anvil chorus has always rang.
It Is busy in Rock Island now. But ;
the people want a mayor and four com-!
miseioners who are able to keep the '
anvil chorus busy. We want a mayor ;
and commissioners who will keep va-.
cant houses and store buildings filled ,
with tenants, who will keep our money
at home, encourage $1,672,226 to be put j
in Improvements at home each year, j
who will establish park systems, give ',
a new fiiher plant, a new fire alarm, j
etc. We want a mayor and rommls-1
sioners who stand for a live, progres-!
prosperous Greater Rock Island, i
A VOTER AND TAXPAYER.
his wife and four children, Rev. J. I.
Dool of Winfield, Iowa; W. H. Dool
and Mrs. Anna Derr of this city and
Robert Dool of Louisiana. from the officers the evening services ( South Park and Helen Mill's circ!
, at Broadway Presbyterian church Hymn. "My Faith Iooks I'p
Notice to My Patrons. ! will 'be given over to the Young Peo-jThee.
"Our oepartnvMit of Youn Peoples
hy the members of tha association. ; "Meeting the N'eeds of Our Dcptrt
The South Park Presbyterian chapel I ment" Rev. W. (i. Oglevce.
society has been invited to unite with I Offering,
the church organization in this service. ' Special music Choir.
I have decided to discontinue retail- pie's society, and a program as sug-!
ing my own make of mustard aa I gested hy Mr. Gelston will he given
have in the past and after this date j
the same will be found for sale at all
grocers. FREDERICK BOETJE.
Feb. 1 1911.
John ('. Imi:-U-. a-i-t.mt superin
tendent i't the mine 'I' tlie ;inri)4"
lni'i'iu :i. Vinieii, 111 . f wliii'i
his father T. !'. Iiinks of Elgin, i
pan owner, was eair.'lit in the tnin hiii
j tv at the tii of the isliaft anil in
istaii'ly killed jcstcnbiy. Mr. Lunik
'A as 21 years nf :t;e iiipl was :i pradu
a'e of the 1 n:ei-sity of Teitnesse" i:i
lie piitjeil ior three eam on
the vri'-Fity football team, captaining
tlie oVwn in !:" and ':. He had
been alniitted to tin- iar. For the
' j;;ist tvrn years he had been employed
in the mine. He wns well known to
tri-eity p-o;;!c having vlsi''"d here un
ion several occasion. Hi1 father Is
i . ice pr oiil' n' of the elenridgp Coal
I'Cinpn ny, which maintains offices in
ithis city and in ( hicai-.o. The tenia'iis
! have been taken to EIl-iii for im. i'
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons. Lawton, Mich
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wife
: wonderful benefit for rheumatism.
1 She could not lift band or foot, had
to be lifted for two months. She
began the use of the remedy and
i Improved rapidly. On Monday she
i could, not move and on Wednesday an1 not the love of the almighty dol-r
she got up, dressed herself and walk- Iar- t wants men who will be a cred-j
ed out for breakfast." Sold by Otto I't to tne city at home and away from!
Grctjaa, 1501 Second aveaue. Rock home. It wants men wno will recre-l
Island acd Guet Schlejel, 20 West j sent the type of citizenship that ex'-stsj it-
Editor The Argus: Rock Island!
wants and needs a mayor and commis- j
sioce-s of unselfish, patriotic citizens, i
who will serve for the love of the city i
1816 Third Avenue. Rock Island. HI.
Open Up An
Great February Clearing Sale
Everything in the store reduced from 20 to 30 per cent. Everything marked in larc;c
plain figures. If you want some bargains in furniture and rugs it is the advantage of a life
time. . . .
' .' . :; .-- .' - x L,
Two lid laundry 6tove, like cut
Pel davenport, l!ke cut
February sale pr'ce . .
Fix hole ran ruriges. like cut
anteed J,rtt Hf-m hiker
Ft-hruary t-.ale price . . ,
If w rt 1 n
Buffet with large
- ' i ' . ' j ,'" !
-i t I ll :
sveel door and
price . . .
Sanitary couf hr
Round pedestal dining
oak. finely finished.
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bruS':l . .
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tli e' s
Everything in the store Couches, Dressers, Library Tables,
Center Tables, Ranges, Brass and Iron Beds, etc., all at the