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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911.
A BEAST ESCAPES,
IF THIS IS TRUE
Former Mayor McCaskrin Pre
fers Sensational Charges
in Pnblic Meeting.
POLICE NEGLECT ALLEGED
2aJm That Human Monster Got
Away Despite Information
Former Mayor George "Washington
McCaskrin addressed an audience that
packed Turner hall last evening, under
the call of an indignation meeting, to
protest against alleged sins of omis
sion . and commission on the part of
the present municipal commission. The
most serious allegation presented by
the ex-mayor, and one that if substan
tiated by the development of
facts Involved, involves one of
the most heinoos and brutal
acts ever committed in the his
tory of the city. With the facts the
speaker declared the captain of the
police department was familiar, and
yet no action was taken, with the re
sult that the accused was permitted to
escape from town before an arrest
could be made. The charge made by
Mr. McCaskrin was that Perry Unan
pst, a former janitor at the Moose
hall and also at the Memorial Chris
tian church, had committed an un
mentionable outrage upon 7-year.
Did Opal Crum, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Crum,
f 1506 Fourth avenue, and notwith
standing that the facts of the case
were lodged with Night Captain James
R. Reynolds of the police force, he
Called to report the information to the
police department; that the conse
quence of which was that Unangst
was given opportunity to get out of
town. Although the evidence was de
veloped a month ago, the police de
partment had given out no information
to the public of the case, and had
made no effort to bring the fugitive
back to Rock Island. It was time,
therefore, Mr. McCaskrin maintained,
for the people to move, and at his sug
gestion a subscription paper was circu
lated for funds to bring the accused to
Justice. Mack Glynn was made sec
retary of the fund and Fred Apple
quist treasurer and $ 5S was raised last
WKXOt(F.I) ix cem:rai..
The police department was in this
connection denounced as a whole, Mr.
McCaskrin declaring that the moral
conditions were never at a lower ebb
than at the present time, with disrep
utable houses running unchecked and
the inmates being mulcted at regular
Intervals by the police department, and
no published record given out of the
The commission form of municipal
government was attacked on general
principles. Mayor H. M. Schriver be
fng bitterly arraigned by the former
mayor, while the various commission
ers were held up to ridicule. The
speaker referred to the action
of the commission In passing the ordi
nance enabling the Central Union Tel
ephone company to acquire the Union
Electric franchise and property, and
of the opportunity for a referendum
vote on the pending telephone proposi
tions, to w hich end petitions were cir.
culated in the hall while the meeting
was In progress.
The speaker incidentally paid his re
spects in more or less severe language,
which in many instances became ex
ceedingly personal to those who had
opposed his reelection to the mayor
alty last spring.
HORRIBLE TF TRITE.
The charge which the mayor makes
against an officer of the police depart
ment in neglecting to perform his duty
promptly by lodging complaint either
In his own department or with the
county authorities is not only sensa
tional, but suflrlent. If based upon
fact, to arouse public Indignation and
a demand that the man accused of so
enormous and almost inconceivably
horrible an offense be brought back
and made to answer.
It developed today that late yester
day the mother of the little girl had
sworn out a warrant for the arrest of
Unangst. charging criminal rela
tions, a procedure which the police
matron. Miss Dina Ramser had been
urging since hearing of the case. At
police headquarters it is claimed that
the reason for secrecy in the proceed
ings was due to a desire to get the
evidence and the warrants before giv
ing out the Information. In any event
It Is hoped Unangst wfll be run down
and brought back. It was learned to
day that the little girl's father beat
Unangst unmercifully before the lat
CAN DUTCH' BAND 1
Troupe of "German" Musicians
Ordered to Get Out of
City at Once.
M I I HI t I i I I I I I 1 I 1 I I I I I I I l.l.l.l.l
Saturday", lb. 29c
Saturday, lb. 29c
In ten days the whole readytowear
1 department must be moved to the third floor
Fixture men are waiting with the new fixtures for the second floor. ten days or sooner if possible. Stocks must be sold or moved; the
They are under bond to finish by a specified date and will allow more sold the less to move. Extreme price reductions have been
nothing to deter them. The whole floor must be clear inside of made. Customers will benefit as a result of these low prices.
VISITED THE SALOONS p
Had Promised to Keep Away From
ITooze Bazars and Confine Them
selves to the Streets.
steps and cop
ings. West 771 -K.
418 Third St.
Musical melodies. If such they
may be called, emanating from the
horns of the members of the old Ger
man band which has been infesting
the streets of Rock Island for sev
eral da"ys past, will be discontinued
for a time at least, according to or
ders which were issued from the
heads of the municipal government
today and which were conveyed to
the leader of the troupe by Chief of
Police James W. Brinn this morn
ing. At all hours of the day and
quite a few during the night, never
ending strains have wafted from the
brass instruments of the musicians.
wrt ixto s.ti,os.
Thoy have afforded much enter
tainment and considerable amuse
ment to the citizens in general, but
on the other hand, things have not
been as they should be. The band
leader was given permission to play
along the city streets and to go to
doors of homes and stores and pass
the hat for a little money. In this
way they eked out a pretty good liv
ing which no one begrudged them.
Of late, they have become bold and
! have violated their agreement with
J the city officials by playing inside of
! saloon doors. Hence the action of
jjj j the offirtala.
nut tnip rtoes not moan tnat tne
Cernmn band is a thing of the past
j forever, but it does mean that this
! particular crew is done for the pres
i cnt. If others come and promise to
I V f up to the law, they will be al
j lowed to play their ancient tunes.
Moore's Meat Market
1230 Elm St.
Buy a heme of Reidy Bros.
Ker'.er Rug company, cleaners.
TrI-City Towi'l Supply company.
For express, call Spencer & Trefz.
Drctsod chickens at H. Tremann's
Plenty of fresh dre&sed chickens at
Schrceder Brt s.
Plentv of fresh dressed chickens a:
H. Tremann's Sons. I I
Picnic hams 9 cents a pound at i f
Scbroeder Bros.' meat market.
Ixt William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work; 1316 Third avenue.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work; 152G-152S Fourth ave
nue. Don't forget the Bethany Home ex
cursion to Muscatine tomorrow. Boat
j lcavts at 2 o'clock.
j Kindling wood $3.50 per load at the
' Rock Island Sand and Gravel co
j"-ny. Oid ;Lone 605.
j Use California port, wine; regular
price $2, now only $1 per gallon. Ia-
j land City Supply company, 2223 Fourth
Fresh dressed young and old chick
! ci-s at V. H. Tremann's market. New
location 614 Seventeenth street. Tele
phone Wett 3.
The steamer W. W. and barge will
carry the Bethany Home excursionists
to Muscatine tomorrow leaving this
city at 2 o'clock.
All aboard for charity. Attend the
Bethany Home excursion tomorrow on
the steamer W. W. and barge. Boat
leaves at 2 o'clock.
This afternoon at 2 o'clock Magis
trate C. J. Smith officiated at the cer
emony which united in marriage Wil
liam H. Shaw and Mrs. Anna Williams
of Rapids City. The groom Is 73 years
old, while bis bride is 43.
Light summer dresses
Embroidery and lingerie dresses
$5.95 one for f&M
$10.00 ones for
$12.50 ones for
Wash dresses of percale, gingham and
$3.50 ones for XW
$5.00 one for t&8
$9.50 ones for
Silk and wool
$12.50. ones- for 17.95
$15.00oses for $9M
$26.00 ones for $U45
Wash coats of Baen. repp and Unene
$5.00 ones for f L95
$12X0 ones for (S95
$25.00 ones for (9.95
Wash suits tan, . Kent blue :ink,
Copenhagen and -white, s:. .-s 16
to IS, 34 to 42.
$6X0 ones for CL95
$13X0 ones for $&5
Cloth and sftk suits of serges, broad
clothe, mannish mixtures. Sizes
14 to 1$. $4 te 42.
$20.06 ones for $5
$45.00 wves for tJ&5
$66.00 ones for
Silk coats in black and tan-
$25.00 ones for toJ9
All others price
Coats and suits of cream sersr
$15.00 ones for $9J5
$25.00 ones for $19.95
$35.00 ones for $34.95
Clod coats new models, of mixtures
and plain colors, all sizes.
N $10X0 ones for f&95
$11.50 ones-tor 4)9-95.
Women's summer waists
Tailored and Lingerie Wafarta -
Waists up to $1X0 for 79e
Waists up to $2.50 for 11.79
Waists up to $3.95 for tlJtS
Waists up to $5.00 for $2.93
Silk: and Chiffon Waists
Waists up to $5.00 for $&9&
Waists up to $7.50 for $5.95
Waists up to $10.00 for $7.95
Lawn Dressing Sacqu
S9c ones for 48c
$1.00 ones for 79e
$1.50 ones for 9c
$2X0 ones for IL39
Women's Silk and Wool Dress Skirts
$5.00 ones for $&95
$7X0 ones for $4.95
$10.00 ones for $7X5
All others at off
Women's Wash Skirts
$2.00 ones for 9Se
$3X0 ones for $1X8
$5.00 ones tor $3.43
Long Lawn Kimonos
$1.00 ones for 79e
$1.50 ones for 9tc
$2X0 ones for $1X9
Embroidery, Lingerie and Net Robes
One lot Including values up to
$10X5 for $1X8 '
All others 1-3 off. '
Girl's wash dresses
Made of gtngftams and percales. S to
14 year sizes, splendid for school
Values to $1.69 for 9c
Values to $2X6 for $1X4.
Values to $5.00 -for $3.4i
Embroidery and Lingerie Dressws
From $1.50 to $12.50 for off.
Children's ,Coats of silk and wool, $
to 14 years
Values from $2X0 to $12X0, off.
All Wool Sweaters, women's, misses
and children's, all sizes gray,
red, white, brown, green navy,
Boys' one-piece bathing suits
75c ones for 48c
$1.25 ones for 9Se
Women's and misses bathing suits
$3.00 ones for $2.25
$5.00 ones for $3X5
$7X0 ones for $6X5
TEe clearing sale of light summer wash goods
Think of the savings at these prices. Picture what pretty dresses I fabrics of equal quality to be sold for so little. They are materials
you can have at a very small outlay. "We have never known wash 1 appropriate for dresses for street, evening and party wear.
10c and' 1214 c plain and barred
25c Sherrette fabrics.
15c tissue voiles.
15c cotton suitings, in attractive
mixed patterns and colorings.
22c and 25c cotton foulards.
25c tissue gingham.
23c bordered fabrics.
25c lawns and dimities.
50c French organdies.
48c cotton foulards.
ic imported voiles.
48c imported silver stripei
yard for Tissue voiles.
Men's underwear will be moved to the west aisle on the first floor.
Women's knit underwear will be moved to the fourth floor in con
nection with the muslin underwear. It is our purpose to reduce
Men's 25c Athletic shirts, ISe
Men's 50 and 75c Balbriggan and mer
cerized shirts and drawers, each $
Men's $1 imported Balbriggan skirts
and drawers, each 63c
Men's nainsook knee-length drawers
and sleeveless shirts, each 15c
Men's $2.38, $3.25 and $3.50 lisle and
mercerized lisle union suits, $2.25
Men's $1.50 mercerized pink and blue
union suits, 75c
Men's F0c black-and-white and blue
checked work shirts, each 29c
Men'c 69c ribbed union suits, 50c
Men's $1 Balbriggan union Buits, short
sleeves and knee-length drawerB, 76c
both stocks to the lowest possible point, and have cut prices ac
cordingly. Not only have we sharply reduced all incomplete assort
ments and odd lots but have taken all the complete lines as well.
Women's 10c bleached Jersey ribbed
vests, taped necks, each, (ic
12Vc Jersey ribbed vests.
Women's 15c Jersey ribbed Tests, 10e
Women's 19c Jersey ribbed pants 12Mc
Women's 18c bleached Jersey ribbed
vests, 12Hc each
Women's 25c Jersey ribbed vests, 15c
Women's 29c Jersey rilbed union
suits, extra sizes, each 22c
Women's 69c tine sea island cotton
vestu, now each fur 50c
Boy's 25c Athletic nainsook shirts and
drawers, each lihe
The basement stock must be reduced $5000
Again the matter of moving is the cause of these extraordinary more or less scratched or marred. We would much rather saeri
discounts. Breakage is always a considerable factor in the matter fice our profit now and dispose of the stock, than move it and take
of moving china and glassware, and housefurnishing goods are the loss later in getting rid of things which are damaged. .
All cut glass.
Granite ware. Tinware.
Hammocks. Baseball Goods
The August sale of undermuslins continues
Made of good firm muslin, all seams
well sewed and notwithstanding the
low price, neatly trimmed with pin
tucks and laces
$1.25 ones 89c.
$1.50 and $1.75 ons $1.15.
$2.50 and $2 75 ones fl.69.
$3 50 and $3.95 ones $2.79.
Charming styles, fashioned from good
strong muslin and trimmed with pret
ty laces and embroideries.
$1.50 ones 1.15.
$2.50 ones $1.69.
$4.00 ones $2.95.
$5.00 and $6.00 ones
$7.00 ones $1.95.
Combination suits consist of corset
cover and drawers and corset cove
and short skirt. Both slip-over and
high necked gowns included.
Clearing of men's and women's knit underwear
Gowns, combination suits, petticoats,
corset covers, values up to $1.50,9Sc
Drawers values up to $1.25 for 69c.
Corset covers, formerly 75c, now 39c
New Szechenyi Daughter.
(Vienna, Aug. 4. A daughter has
been born to Countess Gladys Szech
enyi, formerly Miss Gladys Vander-
bilt. at Castle
Remote Vaegyar In
Shuberts' Manager Dies.
Baltimore. Md.. Aug. 4. Jefferson
Bernstein, manager at the Auditor
ium for the Schuberts, died suddenly
here of apoplexy. His wife is Ve
rona Parbeau, the actress. His re
mains will be taken to New York for the proposed "trust" legislation, be-
interment. I ginning Nov. 15. today wtre decided
Trust" Legislation Hearings. I upon by the senate interstate eon
Washlngton, Aug. 4. Hearings on J merte committee.