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THE ROCK ISKAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1911
Counsel for L. N. Bourdeau
Files Charges Before Judge
W. H. Gest in Circuit Court
IS AIMED AT L. M. MAGILL
Grand Jury, tt te Said, Will be Asked
to Investigate Conduct of
Attorney John K. Scott, acting for
L.N. Bourdeau, -who has brought charg
es of violating the election laws against
Commissioner Jonas Bear, appeared
before Judge W. H. Gest In the circuit
conrt this morning and filed a petition
asking the judge to appoint a special
state's attorney to act In the matter
Instead of L M. Maglll. A hearing on
the petition wfll be held tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock. In the petition,
which Is signed by Mr. Bourdeau, It Is
intimated that charges against Mr. Ma
glll are to be brought before the grand
Jury, and It Is held that some other at
torney must act In the capacity of
state's attorney in the grand jury room
when the charges are made.
In an affidavit accompanying the pe
tition It Is alleged that Bourdeau has
Information that will lead to tbe indict
ment of the commissioner, but that be
has been prevented from getting it be
fore the proper authorities. It was
claimed that tbe commissioners had
refused to act upon Bourdeau s charg
es, and that when he visited tbe state's
attorney he was advised that he was
convicted on bis own affidavit in case
the charge against Mr. Bear could be
proved, and that he was told that be
had better not press his case. This, It
is assumed in the affidavit, constituted
intimidation and malfeasance In office
on the part of the state's attorney. Mr.
Maglll is inclined to laugh at tbe peti
tion and is ready to contest It before
Judge Gest tomorrow morning.
The Cling of the above petition fol
lowed the holding of Mr. Bear to the
grand Jury. The commissioner and his
attorney, C B. Marshall, appeared be
fore Justice O. P. Xiasen this morning
and waived examination after with
drawing the affidavit for a change of
venue. On motion of State's Attorney
Maglll the order defaulting Mr. Bear's
bonds because of his having left the
court room Saturday afternoon against
the orders of the court, was set aside.
After waiving examination, Mr. Bear
was held under bonds of 91,000 on
each of the two charges against .him.
Alphonse Mosenfelder acted as surety
NO MORE POLITICS
IN MOLINE: CARLSON
New Mayor of Moline Talks In Chi
cago About Xew Government
in His City.
Mayor Martin R. Carlson, mayor of
Moline, and the first mayor of that
city under the commission form, has
been visiting in Chicago. Tbe Record
Herald says: .
"Mayor Carlson predicts that un
der tbe new government Moline will
experience a period of unrivaled pros
perity. He asserts that In the short
time the commission form has been
in vogue the wheels of government
have moved more smoothly than ever
before and that citizens of the city
are well satisfied with the change.
Among the things Mayor Carlson
says the commission form does are:
Expedites tbe business of the city.
Eliminates politics from all muni
cipal affairs and permits city em
ployes to be selected with regard to
4heir merits. Compels the mayor and
pcity commissioners to devote not few
er than six hours dally to the city's
business. Places the mayor and four
commissioners In direct control of all
city business and makes them direct
ly responsible to tbe people for the
performance of their duties.
" 'The new form of government Is
still young In Moline but it has al
ready demonstrated lis worth," said
Mayor Carlson,. 'Politics in munici
pal affairs has been done away with
and the mayor and commissioners
have no bosses to dictate to them.
When they want work done they ask
no one's consent, but go ahead.' "
Tampico Resident's. Nerve
Shocks Officers at Bock Is-v
INDEBTED TO A LIVERY
Under the Influence of Drink, He is
Taken in and Team Put Up
APRIL SLIGHTLY COOLER;
WETTER THAN NORMAL
Temperature Average 48 Degrees
and Total Precipitation 3.63
looa i ime to
lay in your supply of
shirts for summer now.
We'll do our part by
showing you the latest
fabrics and styles and
what's more important,
We'll Fit You
Most stores buy their
shirts in assorted sleeve
lengths, .33, 34, 35. Our
shirts are selected in
sleeve lengths from 31
to 37, thus insuring a
fit for anv and everv
Special Showing At
$1 and .$1.50
Can be worn on any
idiirt. Light blue, white,
cream, lavender and
new striped effects. .
25c to 3100
ITT T '
Simon & Landauer
Cor. 2nd & Harrison,
Up to the first of this month there
had been an excess In temperature for
the year 1911 and an excess In precip
itation. April added to the latter. Ap
ril's average temperature was 48,
liich Is 2 degrees below the normal
for tbe month In this locality. There
aa no excessively warm weather, tbe
highest temperature being 71 on the
17th and the lowest 23 on the 1st. The
greatest dally range was 30 on the
17th and the least was 4 on the 4th.
The accumulated temperature excess
r-ince Jan. 1 Is now 393. an average of
3.3 per day.
The precipitation last month was
3.03 inches, which was three-qoarters
of an inch above the normal, giving an
excess since Jan. 1 of 1.91 inches.
There were 14 clear days in April,
3 partly cloudy and 13 cloudy.
ADVANCE SEAT SALE BIG
i Warm Reception Assured Y. M. C. A
Minstrels Friday Xigbt.
! Seats for the Rock Island Y. M. C. A.
j minstrel performance next Friday ev
; oning were placed on sale this morn
ing at the Illinois theatre. The line at
' the box office during the day gives
j promise of a warm reception for the
i hnv who rp takine nart In the ntpr-
1! tainment It will be the first affair of
j the kind under the auspices of the local
j ! branch of tbe Y. M. C. A., and its suc
1 1 cess is assured. Some of the best tal-
I ent In the tri-clties has been enlisted,
j A feature that will doubtless score one
I of the big hits is that to be presented
by E. H. Haas of Davenport, who is
programed to appear in "Characters." I
: His impersonations will include "Ras-1
Such unmitigated nerve as was dis
played .at the city police station this
morning had never been paralleled
heretofore, and to say that the o fa
cers of the force and police court were,
somewhat taken back by it, is putting
It mildly. One Patrick McCormick,
who halls from Tampico, a village to
the northwest, breezed into Rock Is
land last evening. He was driring a
rather good team and was riding on a
wagon such as is used for hauling dirt.
It was rather late when- he reached
this city, and possibly the darkness
frightened him. At any rate, he lost
his way. In fact, when he tried to
find it, he left his wagon in order to
inquire as to his whereabouts. He was
unable to locate the team and wagon
then. He had evidently paid several
visits to "hop" parlors, for his condi
tion was far from sober. He was
apprehended shortly before 12 o'clock
by two police officers. They rounded
up the team and brought it to the
station, together with the owner. In
the wagon were about two dozen emp
ty beer cases which McCormick in
tended to dispose of at a local brew
ery. The team was housed at a liv
ery stable for the night, and McCor
mick was held at the station.
This morning McCormick was sum
moned before Police Magistrate C. J.
Smith. After hearing the case, the
magistrate decided to leave the man
go, on promise of good behavior. He
was directed to the livery barn to get
his team. He soon returned to the
jail, and said that he was out of funds,
and would like to borrow a dollar to
ray for the keep of the team. None
of the philanthropists around the jail
felt like paying for the horses' keep,
so McCormick had to devise other
means to obtain their release.
TRIAL, IS CONTIJTUED.
Because no witnesses appeared this
morning to corroborate the testimony
In the Einfeldt-Hoffman case in the
police court, the case was continued
till Saturday morning May 13. Last
week, upon complaint of Mrs. Carrie
Hoffman, Mrs. Lrena Elnfeldt was ar
rested on a charge of disorderly con
duct. The case was continued till to
day. It Is charged in the complaint
that Mrs. Elnfeldt threatened to beat
the complainant and used abusive
language in making tbe threat
on the matter he would act as he
was advised by his bondsmen. Per
sonally, Mr. Whiteside felt that even
if the money was turned over, he
and the county would be amply pro
tected, as the commissioners in
charge have all given good bonds and
are men who can be relied upon
A SECRET WEDQJNG
John McDonald Killed While Board
ing Train to Visit His
John McDonald, 25 years old, while
on the way to visit his bride, to whom
he was secretly wadded seeu weeks
ago, was killed at Durant, Iowa, last
night by a Rock Is',and freight train
which he had attempted to board. Ho
was thrown under the wheels and
both his legs cut off.
It was not until after the tragedy
that the fact that McDonald was r.iar
ried became known it develops that
McDonald and Miss Flora Dahnsack of
Stockton, Iowa, a school teacher, wero
man and wife. The brido continued
her teaching duties. The young folks
hadplanned to announce tneir wed
dingat the end of the spring school
term. McDonald was employed in a
bottling works at Durant.
WOMAN IS HIT IN
A STORE BATTLE
Business Associates Quarrel in
Fourth Avenue Tailor
Dr. J. W Clark of Calumet, Mich.,
has arrived" in the city.
Mrs. C. E. Gilman has returned from
Beloit, where she visited for several
Hope Thompson has gone to
Brownsville, Texas for a business
Fred Mitchell returned to Port De
posit, Md., last night to resume, his
studies at Tome school.
Prof. Chiron has returned for the
summer season at the Tower after
spending the winter in Boston.
Mrs. S. J. Ferguson and daughter
have returned from Arkansas, where
they visited with relatives for everal
Leon Mitchell left this morning
for Albany, N. Y.', where he will
spend several days before returning
to Westminster, Vt.
Rev. E. T. McFarland and W. B.
Stein have gone to Macomb to attend
the district meeting of the Christian
church In session there.
Mrs. C. S. Flick and son Albert have
arrived from their .home' in Bushne'l
called by the serious illness of Mrs.
Flick's father, G. W. Eckert 1101
Mr. ana Mrs. Tom Grasselli of
Cleveland, Ohio, are guests at the
home of Mrs. James Conner, here to
attend the marriage of Mrs. Theresa
Robinson and Dr. J. W. Clark next
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BIG AUDIENCE LOOKS ON
Mrs. Harry Erbstein Receives a Blow
on the Jaw During the
'Tony Maguire," and "I.
i I SUES FOR A
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I Cruel tv.
Mrs. Maue Fensterbusch of this
jetty, through her attorneys Schriver
( and Schriver, filed divorce proceedings
i yesterday in the office of the circuit
clerk. In her bill she claims that her
husband, - Albin E. Fensterbusch de
sorted her April 21 of this year after
a course of cruel and inhuman treat-
meat. The couple were united in mar
riage Dec. 6, 1904. The ptaintifT. de
sires to resume her maiden name
which was Maude Bowman.
1303 Thirtieth 5t.
We carry a full
hne of staple and
also drygoods no
tions and cigars.
Phone. West 1402
G. A.. OLSON,
It was some lively row that the Rock
Island police were called upon to quell
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and a
huge crowd had been attracted by it.
The scene was the tailor shop at 2045
Fourth avenue, and the principal ac
tors in it were Joe WaTTace, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Erbstein and George Lund
quist. George Anderson also had a
hand in the affair, but he had no inter
est in tbe lively part of the scene. In
fact, the whole row started after an
argument which Anderson had had
with Erbstein. All four men have
WATERTOWN PUTS ON LID
Saloon in Village Ordered to Close
on Snndays Hereafter.
The Watertown village board held
Its regular meeting last night and de
cided that hereafter there will be no
Honor on sale in Watertown on Sun-
As one of the saloons in East
s within a few feet of the
::.g the two villages, the clerk
o. roard was advised to notify
Siit-iiit O. L. Bruner of the action of
the board, and request that he see to
H that the saloons in East Moline are
closed on Sundays.
With the season well u nder way when hundreds of women have still their
spring hat to buy here conies a sale of freshest, unsoiled, unmussed millinery-
trimmed hats from $2.60 to $10.00 at just half, yes!one-half will be deducted from
the amount of the check at the time of purchase. There are all styles, all shapes, all
sizes, all colors in the lot: Blacks, Natural Colors, Greens, King's Blue, Brown, Navies,
Black and White Mixed, Champagnes, etc., large medium and small shapes, all made in
accordance with latest Paris designs The Popular Turbans possibly predominating.
AH these new late fashions right here now on the first of May, when practically the
whole season is yet before us, and the price is only half.
Of course the best choosing will be the first days, better come as early Thursday
as you can. The sale will continue until Saturday night at closing time.
This ought to be a very active sale and spirited competition for the gems of the
colleption. The hat you may have wanted at $10 will now be $5.00, tne one yu ad
mired at $8.00 you can now get for $4.00, tbe VrelXy $5.00 hat for $2.50, the nift7t
stylish little Turban at $4.00 or $3.50, now at $2.00 or $1.75, the smart catchy mod
el at $3.00 or $2.50 now $1.50 or $1.25.
Come while the selection is at its best, as we are proud of this showing and of the
fact that you'll get such handsome millinery of us at just half price.
Corsets at Half
The greatest corset season we hare ever known more cor
sets, bettes corsets more samples and odd slzes
Two or three times a year, we close out all our sample
corsets, some dropped styles and odd sizes at Just half. You've
seen the scramble after these corsets You've been in line wait
ing your turn. There are all sizes, many styles, qualities from
highest to lowest.' There is luck in coming early to find the
exact model you want In the size you want.-
' Thursday, Friday and Saturday, three days In which to
choose better come Thursday if you can, as the assortment is
better the first day.
There are corsets of every kind, the celebrated Regis corsets,
the famous "P. N." the all whalebone Redferns the Kabo, the
C. B. A la Splrite, the well known American Lady, the R. A O.,
"W. T." the Adjusto, the Self-reducing, the Royal Worcester, the
BonTon, and many others of the best known makes ALL, ALL,
ALL at Just half price.
The $10.00, $8.00 and $7.00 corsets for $5.00,-$4.00
The $6 00. $5.00 and $4.00 corsets for $3.00 $8.50
The $3.60. $3.00 and $2.50 corsets for $1.75, $1.50
The $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00 corsets for $1.00, 75c and 50c
Hand us half and keep half in your purse. All corsets sold
at a discount are for cash only.
Remember until Saturday night for half. JUST HALF.
"'' .4 6 . $ af i i f
Rock Island Committee Im
pressed by Investigation
80 PRISONERS ENGAGED
Are Found Employed Breaking Hock,
Thereby Paying for Their
COIN BROTHERS GROW
Announce Their Opening for Sat
urday. The well known confectionery firm
of Coin Bros, at 329 Twentieth street
are leaving nothing undone to assist
in increasing the business prestige of
a greater Rock Island and at the same
time placing at the "fiisposal of their
patrons and friends the very best ser
vice afforded by the confectionery
The members of this firm ,have in
stalled one of the finest sets of fix
tures and equipment to be found west
of Chicago. ' First of all is the iceless
some sort of interest in the tailor 'soda fountain which represents the
shop. Some of them wanted to relieve highest achievement of the fountain
ErbBtein of bis stock in it, but he re- i builders' art. Marble, onyx,' stained
fused to be relieved. Wallace and
Landquist were for taking his keys
away from him forcibly and when
they said as much, Erbstein, with his
wife, started for more friendly neigh
borhoods. Before he got started, how
ever, he (Erbstein) informed Wallace
that he would get even. Wallace an
swered the remark by punching Erb
stein. And then the fight began in
earnest. Before the smoke of the con
flict had cleared, Mrs. Erbstein was
6truck on the jaw by Lundquist.
TWO HEX ARK FIXED.
The police had been notified of the
affair and Officer Sydney Pearson hur
ried to the place. He arrested Wal-
i lace and Lucdquist. Wallace was fin
ed $10 and costs for striking Erbstein.
I It cost Lundquist just five times that
J amount for the assault of Mrs. Erb-
stein. Both paid-their fines and the
costs and were released.
TREASURER, IS UNDECIDED
But Whiteside Will Tarn Over Fluids
if Bondsmen Want Him to.
Since the question has been raised
whether or not the county treasurer
should turn over to the newly ap
pointed city treasurer the taxes due
the city, there has been some discus
sion in Rock Island. County Treas
urer Whiteside was asked what he
would do and whether or not he
would turn over to the city treasurer
the county and state tax. w ken de
manded. He stated that inasmuch as
there has been some question raised
glass, fine cabinet work and electrical
illumination effects combine ' to make
it a thing of beauty and utility rarely
met with in cities of this sire or even
larger. A glance suffices to inform the
observer that a great sum of money
has been invested In order to place
the store in such an up to date condi
tion. The gentlemen of the firm be
lieve in naught but the best of every
thing and have spared no expense In
equipping their establishment in such
a way that a well earned patronage
may be catered to.
These gentlemen who have been es
tablished In the confectionery busi
ness close to a score of years are past
masters In tbe art pertaining to it. A
personal visit to their new store will
convince you that such a -thing as
business courtesy really exists. Small
purchases form an important part in
a business of this kind which in turn
proves the necessity for close atten
tion and civijity. Why say more?
Their opening day, Saturday May 6,
will be well worth attending as they
feel assured that visitors will be most
favorably impressed with the wonder
ful change which has taken place In
the establishment in the past week.
Coin Bros, extend a cordial invitation
to the pubjjc to participate in their
grand opening on Saturday and they
assure one and all that a most agree
able surprise awaits those who at
tend. Wrlxon's orchestra will furnish
the music for the occasion. Souven
irs will be given to all tiiose thst at
tend the opening.
Wrhen the city and county officials
from Rock Island and Moline, who vis
ited Peoria yesterday for the purpose
of investigating the workhouse used by
the city and county there, reports to
the bodies which they represent. It is
most probable that action will follow
furthering plans for the establishment
of a workhouse in Rock Island county.
Each member of the committee was im
pressed by the importance of this
In Peoria there are no natural con
ditions to aid in the conduct of the
workhouse, and in order to secure
rock and other material on which to
work it Is necessary to transport It for
considerable distance. This adds to
the expense of the undertaking there,
but even so the workhouse, has proven
a success. When the local officials
visited the workhouse they found 80
prisoners there at work crushing rock.
The officials were informed that of this
number very few were "repeaters,"
for when once a man has bad a taste of
the work in the county bastlle he is
generally glad enough to escape It, and
so will observe the majesty of the law.
However, it is impossible to entirely
eliminate the "repeaters." At the same
time there were but 20 prisoners in the
county jail and none at all In the city
jalL The cost of keeping the prisoners
is nominal, and the labor which they
perform more than pays the board
GOOD MORAL. EFFECT.
With several possible sites in Rock
Island so situated that a workhouse
might be erected close to a stone quar
ry, the committee is certain that the
undertaking would soon pay for Itself,
and furthermore would have a good
moral effect upon the community. It
is the Intention to so conduct it that
there will be no conflict with union
labor. The principal form of work will
be the crushing of rock to be used for
concrete work. The county at present
pays to tbe sheriff 30 cents per day for
tbe keep of eaob prisoner. At present
there is no1 way to receive any return
on this item, but under the new sys
tem there would be a way for profit.
It 1 a matter which will probably
be put up to the people, for the com
mittee feels that without cooperation
of the public tt will be impossible to
make H successful. S. R. Wright of
Rock Island, Swan Dahlberg of Moline.
and Zack Elnfeldt of South Moline rep- i
resented the board of supervisors on
the Peoria trip. They win report to
the board at the June meeting. Archie I
Hart, commissioner of public health
and safety of Rock Island, and Ezra
Eastman, who is in a like capacity in
Moline, represented the municipal bod
ies. They will make reports to the
commissioners at the meeting next
Messrs Hart, Dahlberg and Elnfeldt
remained In Peoria long enough yes
terday to investigate the police system
in the city Jail. The Peoria system Is
one of the most complete in the state.
ALVORD TO INSPECT
LOCAL FILTER PLANT
Chicago Engineer to Pass on Work
in the Interest of the City Be
fore Test Run is Made.
T. B. Leopold, general manager of
the Pittsburg Filter Manufacturing
company, , arrived here last evening
for a conference with the Rock Island
commission In regard to the com
pletion of the work of the new filter
plant Word has been received from
J. W. Alvord of Chicago that he had
returned from an eastern business
trip and would possibly arrive here
early next week, and then would in
spect the work at the filter plant in
the interests of the city. If he finds
conditions favorable, the commission
will authorize the Pittsburg Filter
2025 Fourth Ave.
When I make a suit for yon
you can rely on this the per
fect fit and good style are per
manent. We also do cleaning and
company to begin the 30- day test
run which will be necessary before
tbe city accepts the plant. City
Chemist Louis Birdsall has taken up
his work at the filter plant. A lab
oratory will be fitted up.
It Is expected that by next Monday
the organization of the police de
partment will be completed. Tho
entire force will be uniformed in new
suits. P. J. Carey, who has served
as patrolman for several months,
having been appointed by George
McCaskrln, has resigned.
Prompt relief in all cases of throat
and lung trouble if you use Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. Pleasant to
take, soothing and healing In effect.
Sold by all druggists.
Two New Styles .in Dressy,
Tea Russia Calf
PIPS AND OXFORDS
No. 403 Tan Russia calf pump, new shade, high arch and
heels, hug-tight heel, $4.00 the pair.
No. 368, Cypress Brown, the
popular color in Russia calf,
new high round toe, blucher
oxford, as "retty a street last
as you will see this season.
$3.50 the pair. See these
before you buy.
USES 1. SHIM
BOSTON SHOE CO.
BAEET C. G21GGS
EXC "qive ?''ES.
1726 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
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