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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1912.
70 YEARS IN PEN,
Slayer cf Mr. Hattie Ehelps
Will Spend Remainder of
Days Behind Bars.
ENTERS PLEA OF GUILTY
Telia Court He Did Not Mean to Kill
Woman When He Attacked
Her at Peoria Re sort.
(Special to The Arfftis.)
Peoria, 111,- Sept. 27. Apparently
satisfied at his escape from the gal
lows, Louis Reiter or Rock Island,
slayer of Mrs. Hattie Phelps of the
same city, today awaited his transfer
to the Joliet penitentiary, where he
must serve 70 years.
Reiter, when arraigned before Judge
Worthington In the circuit court,
plead guilty, and & emile overspread
his features when the court imptsed
on him the sentence, which will mean
his confinement for the remainder of
"Do you plead guilty to the charge
ol the murder of Mrs. Hattie Phelps
at Virginia Beach?" asked the judge
"Yes, I do," mumbled Reiter.
IAB WITH JKAI.OISY.
"What was your reason for the mur
der?" "Why. I did not expect to kill her.
but it Just seemed like I could not
holp it, when sbe refused t have
anything more to do with me. I guess
I was quite insane with Jealousy."
j "Do you know that you plea renders
; you liable to a prison sentence of no!
Ifss thaa 15 years and may be the
death penalty?" asked Judge Worth
ington. ..' " w" .
"Yes, sir, I do," replied the prisoner.
Hl'DRKDS SEE TRAGEDY.
"The court sentences you to a
i term in the state penitentiary at Joliet
! for a period of 70 years," was the
j judge's closing words. " r.
Reiter, last June, slashed the
woman's throat and tried to kill him
self. The womaa died before hun-
! dre&s of merrymakers at the local
Meet to Discuss Car Routing.
A meeting of Second avenue prop
erty owners and business men was
called for this afternoon at the New
Harper to consider the rerouting of
j street cars which, is being advocated
j by Third avenue interests.
"Women s Inexpensive
Suits and Coats
Women who have plictd a price limit for a Suit or Coat at
anywhere between $16.50 and ?25 will fled several scor of
different models here at these prices.
They are correctly cut, fastidiously tailored and true to
proportion indeed, many can be fitted perfectly without the
This very fact that it is so easy to find a model that fits
you from the mlnut you put it on ia a great argument in
favor of our LOWER REGULAR PRICES. Money saving
examples Quoted below:
model. NEW LOWER
Suit of blue serge, plain tailored
RECJl'LAR PRICE is only $15.
Suit of brown diagonal with inlaid broadcloth collar. NEW
LOWER KEUCLAR PRICE is only $25.
Coat of boule, braid trimmed. NEW LOWER REGULAR
I'KSCE is only $18.95.
Cont of frev chinchilla with large patch pockets. NEW
LOWER REGl'LAR PRICE is only $10.
Plush Coat with large rolling collar and three silk orna
ments with loop fastening. NEW LOWER REGULAR PRICE
Is only $25.
Ural Lamb Ccat with large collar. Silk frog fastening."
lined. NEW LOWER REGULAR PRICE is only $22.60.
Men's Weave Navy (Ton 00
lm Serge u!ts...yv
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107-9 W. 2d St.
WITH SKINNER'S SATIN LINING
Ask to see Lot No. 120, Suit is pictured at left, it is made in both the 4 and
the 2 Button Styles The four Button style in rough cloths, the Two Button
style in men's weave serge.
IT'S A WONDERFUL VALUE AT $20
You'll pay $25 for it elsewhere. Convince yourself. See It
Qiinch;l!a Coats and PiusTi
In An Endless Variety
COAT OP CHINCHILLA CLOTH AT $12.50
Kui! length coat, made in newest fall and
winter models in grey, navy and brown,
pil-ed with velvet.
You'll seo coats marked $15 elsewhere not
nearly so good. Our NEW LOWER REU
I'LAH PRICE Is only $12.50.
Shipment of New Furs Just In
Heady uow lor your inspection and ap
proval. Select your furs now a deposit will hold
them until you call.
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SUIT OR OVERCOAT
When you come here we ,i not argue w$rh you nor urge you
to buy. We will show you our woolens and fine tailoring and
let you be the Judge.
Let us tailor you and you will be better dressed at a derided
caving to you.
ALL WOOL FBBICS.
HIGH CLASS TAILOBIXG.
PZETZCT FIT GUA3ANTEED
A few of the things that go into the tailoring of our cloihcs
lamiiton Woolen Co0
Stine Lindquist, Mgr.
1 812 Second Ave Rock Island
If you only see our new Fall Hats you will buy one, because you will find
just the style you wish. A milliner must be an artist one who knows what
sort of a hat will become you. . Because we always take care to sell a customer
only such a hat as will become her, and because we ask only moderate prices, are
the reasons why we do such a large millinery business. Buy your-new Fall Hat
from us and be sure you are in style. 1
CO OPERATIVE STORE CO.
Rock Bsland, III.
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KiODERN RAFFLES ACCOMMODATES CIRL
WHO WAS CRAZY TO SEE REAL BURGLAR
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New York, Sept. 27. The exploits
of the fictitious Raffles pale into in
significance in comparison with the
ects of George Witson, "gentleman
turglar," who escaped from thei'nto our
Tombs during the summer and has
just been recaptured in Atlantic City.
Wilson went direct to the seaside
tesort after his escape, where he soon
became a great favorite. He is an
excellent swimmer, an all-around ath
lete, he's good looking, far beyond
the average, a good conversational
ist and withal possesses a charm of
manner which women describe as
A week or so ago Witson met Miss
Anna Price, a young and beautiful
heiress. He lavished all the pleasures
of Atlantic City upon her.
During one of the dinners to which
Witson treated Miss Price she open
ed the discussion of burglars, influ
enced no doubt by the newspaper re
ports that only a night or two be.
fore gems to the value of $50,000 had
been stolen from the home of Wal
ter Klem, Philadelphia banker.
"Oh, I do wish I could some day
see a real, 'sure-enough burglar," she
"Maybe you'll get your wish some
day soon," he said.
Close to midnight Witson took her
to her home in the fashionable sec
tion of Atlantic City, bade her good
bye, strolled around the block for a
few moments, donned his mask, ex
amined his revolver and then broke
into the Price apartment. Witsou had
learned, through casual questioning,
that the girl owned about $5,000 worth
"I want your diamonds." he said to
the terrified girl, as he leveled the re
volver at her head, and flashed the
rays of his pocket lamp into her face.
The girl attempted to scream for
help. Witson silenred her. He again
demanded her jewels. She pointed to
a little jewel case, where Witson found
only a few hundred dollars' worth.
"I want all of them where are the
others?" he hissed.
The g.rl finally was able to explain
j ttat her sister had borrowed the oth-
voice of the hysterical Miss Price at
the other end.
"Oh, George. George!!" she cried.
"I've been robbed. A burglar broke
fiat and took my jewels.
detail about the robbery, "and finally
"What would you advise me to do?"
"Call a policeman," said Witson.
She followed his advice, the police
came, listened to her story, while Wit
son sat calmly by filling in the little
details which she forgot in her excite
ment "I want you to make every effort to
catch this burglar," said Witson.
"Further efforts would be useless."
replied the polilce, who had recognized
in "Witson" of Atlantic City the es
caped WItBon of New York. "We've
found our man come along with us."
Witson's attempts to prove himself
innocent failed to move the officers
from their determination, and he was
arrested, where he later confessed to
having stolen the Klem diamonds and
committed other robberips while at At
"I could hardly keep from laughing
in Miss Price's face as she was telling
me about that 'horrid burglar," " said
Witson in jail. "I spent a lot of mon
ey on her ar.i figured I ought to have
her jewelry to even things up."
What shall I do?"
Witson calmed her with a honeyed
speech and told her to get a few! made an extended visit. He is due
William Meisner and H. P. Dipwell
of Prophetstown, 111., spent today in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wick, 815 Twen-ty-nint.h
street, are the proud parents
of a boy born to them Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Given of
Kansas City welcomed a daughter to
their home Tuesday. Mrs. Given was
formerly Miss Florence Robb of Rock
Major H. C. Connelly is on his way
home from California, where he has
for her home in Kansas City after
spending the past week in Rock Is
land and Silvis with relatives.
Philip Snoop left this noon for Ab
ingdon, 111., where he will visit rela
tives a few days, leaving Tuesday for
Sun Antonio, Texas, where be will
live in the future.
Rev. H. G. Wager of Cedar Raplda
visited in Rock Island today enrouta
to Kansas City, where he will sojourn
fcfr the next two weeks with his broth
er, IS. W. Wager.
. Mrs. B. F. Ellis of Lancaster, Tex.,
who has for the past month been
visiting at the home of her parenta,
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Shaw, 1043 Six
teenth street, returned to her horn
Miss Edel Ehrhorn. 1100 Twentieth
street, has ., returned to Ann Arbor,
Mich., where she finishes her college
course at the university this year.
Miss Ehrhorn has taken the major por
tion of her work in German and Eng
lish. J. B. Carpenter of 2425 Eleventh
street, an electrical worker employed
by the People's Power company,
wrenched his back severely this morn
ing while assisting in loading poles.
The wrench is painful and will confine
Mr. Carpenter to his home for several
Mrs. Lulu A. Wright leaves Satur
day for Minneapolis, where she will
spend a few days visiting her aunt,
aud while there willenjoy a reunion of
the college glee club, of which she was
a member In the class of 1900. Thia
is the second time the glee club haa
h.!d such a reunion, and it is expected
about 40 will be present. It will b
held in one of the halls of the unive
sity. Mrs. Wright is an alto singer .
hours' sleep and to join him at break
fast. She ciid. She tcld Witson every
Miss Celia Bradshaw left this hoc t
Though flattery blossoms like frland
ship, .vet there !s n Krcat difference lo
the fruit SocTiitus.
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jer diamonds that evening, and, with
'a muttered curse, Witson Jumped
"ttrough the window which he had en-
ter!d. and. after removing his mask,
'a; c:crcd back to his hotel.
! HHrd'.y h?d he reached there than
i he was called to the phone. It was the
Buying Our Clothing at the "Factory-to-You '
Price of $10.00
Os Just Like
Buying coat at the mine (and saving the coal dealer's profit)
Buying Gutter from the farmer (and saving the grocer's profit)
Buying flour from the mill (and saving the dealer's profit)
Buying shoes from the ahoe factory (and saving the shoe dealer's profit)
Buying meat at the slaughter house (and saving the butcher's profit)
Buying a watch from the watchmaker (and saving the jeweler's profit).
..We could go on naming dozens of other articles,' the prices cf which are
governed by the hands through which they pass.
Some of these things you cannot buy direct, but clothing
you can by buying our "factory-to-ycu" suits and overcoats
We make our own clothing and sell it through cur own stores at $10
(for suit and overcoats) and they are all-wool, latest styles and guaran
teed to fit and give good service. They are equal to the best $15 and "
clothes in the country.
We save you the middleman's profit of $5 to $3.
All-wool pants, made from factory remnants, $2.
Stores in Principal Cities
HENRY THOMAS, Local Mgr. 321 BRADY ST. DAVENPORT
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