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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14, 1912.
DESPERATE BANDITS CAPTURED IN MEMPHIS THOUGHT TO HAVE
OPERATED IN MANY STATES; OFFICIAL TO BE INVESTIGATED
ANNUAL SALE OF CHRISTMAS FURNITURE
AN I00UN COURT
Made to Serve the Ends of Justice
In a Case In Japan.
One day a servant employed by the
proprietor of n biff store near Japan :
bridge, in Yeddo. an sent with a heevy
park of valuablp cotton goods on his
hack to a dyer In Honjo district. When 1
the store's messenger reached Yoko- j
gawa street he was ready to seek rest, j
What more safe tbaD the little grove !
of trees net about the Htorie statue of
the pod Ji7o. the patron snint of trav-
elers arid defenseless woman and chil
The somnolent porter awoke from a
nap to fltnl thnt his employer's cotton
had disappeared. In great distress be
went to the storekeeper and confessed
that lie hnd slept and that a robber
hed made i(r with the goods during his
flmnlMT. The master would not be- I
lieve Ms story, saying that It would
have been impossible for a robber to
miike off with so large a bundle In
broad daylight. T'nless the porter
should pay for the lost goods he would
have to go to prison, said the master.
In despair the porter took counsel of
"You ar certaluly to blame for bar
ing fallen asleep." reproved the mayor,
"but Jlzo Is equally to blame, for be
is n god liound to protect every one
who trusts in him. and In thin instance
he has betrayed you. I will have him
arrested and brought before me for
O-oku gave immediate orders to bis
court officers to go and arrest the Jlzo
of Yokogawa s'reet and bring him lie
fore the mayor's seat for trial. Three
of the officers departed on their mis
sion. They first bound the arms of
the stone god with colls of rope; then
they tried to lift him from bis firm
pedestal Into a cart. A great crowd
nss.-mbled before the Jlo. attracted
by the unusual behavior of the court
officers. When they were told that
JI7.0 hnd to go before the mayor for
trial the citizens marveled.
The task of unseating the god was
too much for the three court officers,
and they nought aid of those standing
alsiiit. They promised that in return
for psslslauce they would admit all
volunteer workers into the courtroom
to witness the extraordinary trial.
Hundreds were spurred by curiosity
to lend a hand, and when the stone
god went through the streets strapped
' to a cart like an offender the crowd
grew. It filled the great hall of Justice
when Jlzo was placed before the plat
form upon which sat the mayor. O-oka
addressed the god in stern words.
"You are a negligent fool. O Jixo!"
lie exclaimed in a voice loud enough
for all to hear. "You are supposed
to protect every one who believes In
you and who renders tribute, yet this
trusting porter here made a prayer to
you, then fell asleep at your feet, and
he was robbed while he slept. You
stnud accused of being rn accomplice
In this robbery. Have you anything to
ll fJ i lit llil Hf trzl I i r I !
At the top: Detecthra Nolan and houe
u. w . k. 11 homi (arrow
points to window from which bandit
i..r.4 n miatiit. At tna bottom.
Frank Holloway and Brantley Mitch
II. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 14. Following
the capture of three men and a woman
who, the police charge, have reputa
tions for safe-blowing and highway
robbery in almost every state of the
union, the killing of one bandit who
tried to escape by jumping from a win
dow of the house which detectives had
surrounded, and the suspension of a
city detective who Is a relative of two
of the bandits, this city is In a fever
Sensations In police circles are ex
pected to result In the investigation of
Police Commissioner Utley into the
relations of City Detective Ernest Xolen
and his kinsmen.
Prank Holloway, a cousin of Nolen,
and Bran-.ley Mitchell, another cousin,
"Tex"' Wallace, alias John McCoy, and
his wife are under arrest. AH are
facing charges ranging from safe-blowing
and train roLbery to fugitive from
justice and "suspicion." Kinney Ber
gen, the fifth member of the gang, was
killed after he had jumped from the
The band bad rented for the winter
a home on the outskirts of the city.
Information received by the police is
that Holloway. who lb wanted In Tex-
say for yourself before 1 pass sen
tence?" Mayor O-oka waited for a few mo
ments as if expecting the stony lips of
Jizo to open In reply, but when no
answer was made by the god he pass
ed sentence Immediately.
"Since you do not defend yourself I
! eonslder that you are guilty," said his
; honor, "and I shall Imprison you."
I At this remarkable spectacle of a
I mayor passing sentence upon a stone
I jrod thereXwas a titter of. .laughter
The receiver's sale of the Ingatls' Jewelry stock is being conducted at the old stand in
the Safety building. Entire stock every dollar's worth must be disposed of before Dec. 25.
Store room must be vacated Dec. 30. Lockets, chains, rings, fobs, watches, emblems,
bracelets, brooches, hat pins, studs, ear drops, belt pins, scarf pins, link buttons, etc., in solid
gold and gold filled
At Auction Prices
Cut glass, hand painted china, novelties, solid silver tableware. Hull Bros umbrellas,
odd spoons, purses, brushes, toilet sets, small gilt and mantel cocks, etc., about '
When the stock gets low the remainder will be sold in bulk or at auction the object of
this sale is to allow early buyers the pleasure of selecting at leisure and in their own way
from what is conceded one of the most tasteful and reliable stocks in the community.
as, whence he escaped while a pris
oner from a moving express train, was
organizing a band here to carry on a
series of train robberies and safe-blowing
After his arrest Holloway told gov
ernment officials here tha- he had laid
plans for train robberies and was pre
paring for a holdup on the day follow
ing the police raid.
Arrangements for the capture of the
band were held secret from Detective
Nolen because of his relationship to
Holloway. A brother, Deggs Nolen,
wanted on forgery charges, who escap
ed trom the custody of federal authori-
ties in Savannah. Ga., was also thought
O-oka thundered In n voice of brass.
"Who are nil these people standing
about here?" lie inquired of bis court
officers. "Are they accomplices of Jic.
or only plain thieves? They think this
court is a penny show, jmd they lauh I
at the court's orders. Shut, all the
gates at oncel"
The scared attendants hastened to j
shut the gates of the courtroom. Then I
Mayor O-oka adjudged every man in J
the great crowd in contempt of court j
and fined each of them one tan in IH- I
to be in the gang at the time the raid
No charges were made by Commis
sioner I'tley or Chief of Police Hayes
against Nolen, who has always enjoy
ed a good reputation as a police officer,
but the officials declare they will carry
out an investigation to determine
whether or not Nolen knew that his
kinsmen were in the city and had
shielded them from the police.
In suspending Nolea, Commissioner
Utley declared he was going to clean
up the police department if there
weie any evidences of crookedness,
and lias ordered the probe into No
jlen's affairs to be complete.
mono length i of entton cloth. To; n-..
dreds thus suddenly found in contempt
were happy that their punishment had
been so light at least, and under bond-4
they hurried to their homes to bring
back the cloth line. Before the day
was done 700 pieces of cotton cloth
had been presented before the mayor's
co .rt, the name of each culprit being
set down upon the one tan of cotton
cloth which he presented.
Before he would allow the TOO to g.
however,. O-oka .retired with the nor-
Every year the trend of buying practical gifts grows greater. The scope of this annual
event has been broadened to meet the great demand that has been created for useful ar
ticles and artistic home needs of every description.
This quarter-sawed oak, well con
structed comfort chair, covered
with best Morocco imitation leath
er, and is fitted with the automatic
adjustable back and has foot rest,
specially low priced $11.50
well constructed, co
en, must be
the value .... $9.75
Terms of credit
can be arranged
for if necessary.
ter who "had been robbed to an Inner
chamber, and he asked the porter t '
look over the TOO pieces of cotton
cloth and see if he could Identify any
of them as having been once In the
pack he had carried. Since every man
ufacturer of cotton cloth in Yoddo al
ways marked the selvage of each strl;
with a little red trademark stanip the
porter searched the edges of the many
strips of cloth for a stamp similar to
that borne on the cloth of which he
had been robbed. lie found that two
of the piiK-es of cloth brought to pay
the mayor's hue bore the sti'iup of his
plundered pack. Instantly Mayor
O-oka gave orders for the arrest of the
two men who had brought this cloth.
They confessed to the robbery, and rill
of the cloth they had taken from the
sleeping porfi r's pack was restored to
him. Japan Magazine.
HYGIENE OF VIOLINS.
The Proper Kind of Case For Thkse
The violin and violoncello are most
sensitive to atmospheric conditions and
suffer Irom atmospheric variations
quite as much as the tender vocal
cords of the singer. Those who have
attempted to make the violin an orna
ment by hanging it upon the wall have
bad reason to repent taking such a
liberty. The violin loses Its varnish
and gradually its pitch and timbre.
Tbe artiticiiil beat of rooms In winter
makes Its tone raucous when it does
not obliterate it entirely. Metal cases,
morocco covered, are equally unfit for
it. A strong, well varnished wooden
case, even though it be not especially
attractive to tbe eye. suits tbe sus
ceptibilities of the violin much better.
Certain qualities, sometimes unsus
pected, iu the wood play an important
part iu the falsification of notes, caus
ing progressive deterioration. There
was a time when manufacturers ap
plied to their product several coats of
"paint" 1. e.. a concentrated solution
of bichromate of sodium potash in
boiling water. The wood soon acquir
ed a yellow tone, and under tbe action
of light after drying the color dark
ened and took ou the aspect of very
For commercial purposes this was
all very well, but what happened to
tbe purchaser was that as soon as he
began to use bis instrument exposed
to the light tbe bichromate worked on
Ibe gelatin, which the manufacturers
employed to color the wood and pre
vent the (enetrating of the varnisb.
while some element in the bichromate
of soda was converted into stone. The
violin suffered petrifaction, which im
peded its tone and rendered it useless.
JEWELS MADE OF ROSES.
How the Dainty Petals Are Turned
Into Fragrant Trinkets.
There could scarcely be a lovelier
gift than a string of tiny beads, an
amulet or a triuket to slip among your
kerchiefs and laces to keep them
sweet, made of roses and of the love
and taste and patience that must go
Into the fashioning of such a gift
Tbe making of rose trinkets Is an
ancient custom revived, and rosaries
made hundreds of years ago are fra
Gather the rose pet!s when the
dew is od them and screen them clear
of every foreign substance. Put the
clean, dewy petals through a food
hopper the finer they are ground the
letter and all the bouse will smell of
roses. Spread the pulp on n china
platter and set it in the suu for thre-
Revolving seat bed davenport, best
construction, every one guaranteed
by the factory, a beautiful daven
port and comfortable when made
into a bed, very low price $27.50
seen to be'
I LL-EBE RLE
lit m 1-5I
iL House furnishers
1816 Third Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
clays, stirring in a few drops of spring
water now and again to keep it moist.
When the pulp "works" in the sun
and reaches the consistency of a light
foamy dough that can be pressed
smooth without crumbling it Is ready
Before they are ipilte dry run a good
sized hatpin straight through the mid
dle of the beads or amulets Into a
board and set the board in the sun for
ten days, and they will grow hard and
fragrant. Thread the l"ads on a
strand of silk, the amulets on fine rib
bon, and the older they grow the
sweeter they will smell. Christian.
Compared with mammals, parental
love Is stronger ip birds. In protecting
their nests and young, birds often
show counige and strategy, more or
If You Eat You Need Digestit
The New Relief for Indigestion
It has 'been stated that more than
eighty million people in the United
States are victims of borne form of In
digestion. The American people do
not take time enough to eat. The re
sult is stomach trouble, gas, belching
indigestion and dyspepsia.
Difeestit is the new relief it has
been found a certain, quick and per
manent remedy. Thousands of peo
ple have found relief from its use.
Their own statements on lile in our
FOR LAGRIP AND MALARIA
NO BITTER TASTE
ii . .1
Scientifically combined, pure QL'IMN'E, pure WHISKY.
NO SUBSTITUTES USED
Taken before meals re,torts appeti'e, taken before retiring insures
sleep. A good medicine to keep lr. the hi,Ui.c. A NATURAL TONIC.
Protected by I'. S registered iab:r.. to imitate is felony. Put up in
bottleL c.r.ly and hold by all liquor dealers.
Library table like cut. full quarter-sawed
oak, hand polished, made
by Stickley Bros, of Grand Rapids,
guaranteed construction, a table
that will last a life time,
during this s::le $11.75
This massive fumed oak
mission rocker, well con
structed with automobile
seat covered, best moroe
coline leather, well worth
$S.00, during this
Store open Wed
nesday and Sat
till 10 p. m.
less of which is doubtless inherited.
Even the so called dangerous mam
mals, the bears, mountain lious, wild
cats and other mammals that are best
able to protect themselves, seldom
make a stand against domestic Intru
sion. Rarely do they attempt to en
tice an enemy from their home by
strategic means, but at the first warn
ing of danger they either hide or watch
the intruder from a safe dlstamv- But
there are very few species of birds
that do not attempt to defend their
homes In some way. and even the most
timid evluce more Intelligence than
most mammals. Collier's.
Licensed to Wed.
Koy B. Abraham Molina
Miss Hi'.da U. Meyers Davenport
Earl U. Addis West Jersey
Miss Maude Chamberlin .West, Jersey
office are proof. You can try It for
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to give you absolute satisfaction your
money will be returned. Brown's Di
gestit is a tablet easy to swallow and
absolutely harmless. It relieves in
digestion almost instantly, stops food
fermentation, prevents distress after
eating and cures dyspepsia. You need
It even though you are not sick it
aids digestion Mid give you all the
nourishment. The Harper House phar
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