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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.. MONDAY, DECE3UBER 23, 1912.
BY chief brink
Avers Amount Should Con
dream." Perhaps the robbery of the
W. L. Franck residence, 750 KifTeentt
street. Nov. 30, when burglars in broad
daylight carried away $500 worth ol
jewelry and valuables, was a "pipe!
dream." Likewise, the burglarizing of
the Edward L. Lundberg residence,
4123 Seventh avenue, Dec. 14, when
thieves carried away $100 worth of
jewelry at 6 o'c'.ock ki the afternoon;
With Fine Discrimination He ; the burglarizing of the Thomas E.
uurion come, 17 l wentn avenue.
Dec. 7; the safe blowing episode at
the A. C. Hanson saloon. 4533 Fifth
avenue, Dec. 1; the holding up and
In an interview given out Saturday robbing of James G. Elder in an alley
tight by Chief of Police James Brinn,
just off of Twentieth street at 3 o'clock
THROWN IN JAIL
Will Celebrate Joyous Yulctide
Behind the Bars at County
and costs this morning. Being unable j
to pay bis fine, he was 'committed to !
the county Jail. j
CAUGHT IN POLICE RAID
Peter Nelson, wanted In Moline for I
the theft of a cravanette and a bank I
book, wa arrested by Detective Her-
man Sehnert yesterday. He was this;
morning taken to Moline by the, Mrs
authorities from that city.
ROBBER IS FOILED
BY A LQNEWOMAN
In regard to the hold-up of James -""""- '""u. . mu-
Lambros on the corner of Third ave- tafBOn & Hayes robbery, when thieves J
t,- .h G.rpr,tnh .ir.t Thufs-t between 10 and.ll o'clock Sunday:
day afternoon. when because of his ' nIht worked on -a show case on the
refusal to hand over his money, three nialE business thoroughfare of the
men set opon him and beat him almost , cify and Eot awy with l0 worth
into insensibility. Mr. Brian is alleg-,of Kd8 unmolested; the Zwicker
ed to have said that the story of the! Jew-l robbery, etc, etc. All these
affair which appeared in The Argus ' burglaries and hold-ups. the insulting
was nothing but a "pipe dream.- In ot women on U-. streets, are "pipe
the course of the interview he then dreams," no doubt, according to Chief
proceeds to substantiate every Import-1 Brinn.
ant detail which appeared in The ! The only "pipe dreams" which have
Argus. Chief Brinn denies that the ; com t0 the attention of the puVic to
affair was a hold-UD. basinc his state-iate are the four-flushing raMs which
ment on the ground that only 10 cents'; 8re ma(Je at Periodical intervals upon
Three Women and One Man Taken
Out of Restaurant at 1:45
John Siegrist Interrupts
Burglar at Work and Drives
Him Out of House.
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ROCK ISLAN D. ILL'. KJiE-"- f
HURLS A STOVE SHAKER;
Joseph Zwilling, secretary and
tieasurer of Schickls Express and!
Transfer company of Davenport, com-j
The police, shortly before 2 o'clock ! ttitted 8ulcide 1384 evenin 8noot;l
Sunrtav mnrnir,. or, ! In 8 himself with a 32-calibre revolver. ;
Nothing la Taken Attempted
-glary Occurs at 7 O'clock
The LastDay, Tuesday ?
V. tnn ltna-y tn rend ex ended advertis- ?
mgr. but we want to say just this, there w11 he $
some mighty interesting merchandise at svxe-
Cahe s Tuesday. Better be on hand.
was demanded from the victim. He
further avers that no brass knuckles
were used in the attack. The Argus
lias the word of the attending physi
cian, that in his opinion, the many
bruises and cuts on the roan's face,
were inflicted by brass knuckles, and
the physician further states that the
tory appearing in The Argus was
substantially correct. The fact that
the man was held up and beaten al
most Into Insensibility because he re
fused to disgorge a dime does not i
make the hold-up a "pipe dream."'
Whether he was asked to hand oveMO j
cents or ten hundred dollars, the fact
remains that it was a hold-up purej
and simple, and that when men of the
stamp who stop and molest people are
allowed to roam the streets of Rock
Island unmolested, that the public is I
In grave Jeopardy.
the black belt and the red light- dis
trict by the police. If the burglaries
are "pipe dreams." it seems strange
that Chief Brinn should work so.d'li
gently In an effort to suppress them.
The Argus gives the news as it de
velops! after an Investigation, and the
fact that the police seek to suppress
-such news, will not deter the paper
from doing its duty to. the public.
And Chief Brinn can keep right on
"piping" to his heart's content.
DEMURRER TO BE
HEARD IN A WEEK
Attorney William McEniry, acting
for State's Attorney F. E. Thompson,
Chief Brinn Seems to be consider- nas arranged with State's Attorney
ably peeved over the fact that te Neis Anderson of Henry county for a
holding up and singeing of Lambros
occurred within a block of the V-ice ; hearlnS on lBUnd county's de
Station, a fact which The Argus very n-.urrer in the mandamus suit by which
kindly refrained from mentioning at , Henry 'county seeks to compel this
ihe time, be believing that it would ! county to aid In building a bridge
be Impossible for a crime to be com- over Rock river. Bock Island's de-
mttted within a block of the police murrer to the petition takes the
a res-aurant, a c'.06e rival
the DuPrez, place, located on Third
avenue between Twenty-first and
Twenty-second streets, and pulled the
place. Officers stated that the place
is a hangout for women and that in
mates were seated at tables drinking
near beer when the descent upon the
resort was made. Three women and
one man were taken to the police sta
tion. They gave their names as Rose
Smith, Viola Lewis, Edna Weaver and
SO DATS FOR- Ht'BBT.
The latter was sentenced to 30 days I
in the county jail on a disorderly con
duct charge. He stated he had been
in Rock Island seven weeks, during
which time he had not worked. He
claimed to be the husband of Edna
Weaver, who was among the prisoners
taken. According to nis statement
they have been married for three
months, all of which means that the
newlyweds will celebrate the joyous
yuletide season behind the bars. The
cases of the three women were con
tinued for nine days, their bond being
fixed at $400. All are charged with
A bold daylight robbery attempt was i
frustrated about 7 o'clock Saturday j
up nltn ...i . morning by the presence of mind of:
of I ... v.-- 4v; vi u . a ; Mrs. John Siegrist, 428 Third street.
this morning lying In a pool of blood j fno wterrupung a Durgiar at work
iu his room in the Davenport T. M.
C. A. He was about 40 years of age.
No Inquest will, be held.
FOR IRA G. BERRY
Judge R. W. Olmsted this afternoon
awarded a writ of habeas corpus to At
torney B. F. Schriver, who appeared
on behalf of Ira O. Berry, and the lat
ter was brought Into court and given
an opportunity to show cause why he
should be admitted to ball. The state
made no fight against the writ. Berry
is held under an indictment charging
him with the murder of his wife.
The case against Morris Merrick,
charged with larceny, was dismissed
this morning in police court. Merrick,
who hails from Industry, 111, was ar
rested Friday night for the theft of
a pool hail from the Stanton pool
station, and hence brands The Argus' ! ground that the petition is faulty. The ! room. The man is the father of a large
story as a "pipe dream." If Chief i matter is to come up in the circuit
Brinn reirsrd the hold-un storv as a ! court Dec. 30.
fantasy, perhaps the daring roboery
of the Lewis saloon, also one block
from the police station was a "pipe
news ail the time. Tha
family and it was due to this fact that
leniency was shown him
HENRY DART'S SONS
WILL GIVE BANQUET
New Year's eve the office mana
gers and salesmen of the Henry Dart's
Sons, wholesale grocers, will gather
around the festive board at the Harms
hotel for their annual banquet. A fine
course dinner will be served and a
good program of entertainment has
been outlined for the occasion. The
firm has held the banquets for the past
IS or 20 years and they have always
proved enjoyable events in every respect
In her home, seized a stove shaker and '
hurled it at the head of the intruder, j
after he bad demanded money from I
her, causing him. to jump through a j
window and flee. The thief did not
succeed in getting any valuables.
WORE DISGUISE. j
The affair was one of the most dar- j
irig which has been perpetrated for i
some time, as It occurred at 7 o'clock S
In tha mornlnir Mrs Riperist wi
busied with her household duties, when
she heard a noise in an adjoining
room. Peering into the room she per
ceived a lone man, rummaging the
place for valuables. Although he ap
peared to be a young man, both as
tb appearance and speech, he had gray
hair, and Mrs. Siegrist is of the opin
ion that the marauder had donned a
wig as a method of disguise.
"What do you want here?" cried
Mrs. Siegrist. ,
T want money," growled the bur
glar. An open window at his back re
vealed his mode of entrance.
At thlB Juncture Mrs. Siegrist pick
ed up a heavy cast iron stove shaker
and hurled it point blank at the thief's
head. The man ducked, and with one
spring, leaped from the window and
fled up an alley.
Christmas ball at Rock Island In
dustrial hall Dec. 25, 1912, given, by
Rock Island Industrial Home assocla-
Ray Lawton, charged with being j ticn. Gents, 60 cents, ladies, free.
drunk and disorderly, was fined 2Z I (Adv.)
11 ! I
Not Too Good
for Every Day
CHRISTMAS, after nearly two thousand
years, is Good Old Christmas still.- On
this one day in the year when we do our best
to show our love which bears fruit in the forest
of Christmas trees, we realize that life after
all is not a struggle to make money,, but to
make friends and keep friends.
"All things respond to the call of rejoicing;
all things gather where life is a song."
It is at this time that we strike the cymbals
of friendship and wish you a Merry, Merry
Christmas and a most royal New Year.
'Every Measure Generously Full of
Western FLOUR MILL CO
THE TRI-CITIES MODEL MILL
The glory of achievement is felt in doing
worthy things the best you can.
Like a magnet, it draws the eyes of the worl i,
and substantial returns Jlow in like water ftnd
ins its levsl. It's the same in art or mechan
dising. Ip steadily working on the uplift of quality a
first principle, this store and its merchandise
stand as an achievement.
Women as well as men are learning more sni
more every year, and each day of every month
and year, about the superior values on these
higher qualities; for the lowering of prices is a
radical policv which was born with this store;
so that higherNstandards and lower prices are
inseparably linked together here as in no other
store in this locality.
X More Christmas linen presents at this store
J-tlTXeTXS than ever before. Beautiful new patterns of
excellent qualities especially suited for gifts. Table sou, nap
kins to match the cloths; refined patterns of satin table dam
asks by the yard, with or without tha napkins, handsome gift
towels, lunch cloths, luncheon seta, tea-napkins, center pieces,
scarfs, tray cloths, doilies, etc., either hemstitched, embroid
ery scolloped edges or plain hems, any and all qualities to suit
every taste or purse be prompt they're going fast.
R. H. Canip of Chicago Is in the city
on business today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hass left last
night for Pittsburgh to spend the holidays.
Miss Beatrice Bleuer is home from
the University of Chicago for the holidays.
Edward Reticker Is home from the
Unlversy of Chicago for the holiday
M. M. Cruise left Saturday night for
Kansas City, Kan., to spend the holi
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Sinnett left today
to spend the holidays In Chicago and
Crescent City, 111.
Mrs. B. T. Cable left this morning
for St. Louis where she will spend
the holidays with relatives.
Miss Helen Davis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. B. Davis. Is home from
Wellesley for the holidays.
R, C. Wlllertca, chief clerk at the
New Harper, will spend Christmas at-j
his old home at Bloomington.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Seiver are visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.
It. Bruner, 1116 Twenty-first street.
Dr. E. M. Sala has returned from
Cincinnati where he attended a meet
ing of the Western Surgeons' society.
William Barth, 824 Twentieth street,
student at the Northwestern univer
sity law school, has returned home to
spend the holidays.
George Michaels has arrived from
Minneapolis to join his family, who
have been visiting at the home of Dr.
A. H. McCandless.
Miss Agatha Nevin arrived home
from Evansfbn, 111., to spend the holi
days with her mother, Mrs. William
Nevin, 2428 Seventh avenue.
Miss Marie Tremann is home from
Boston for her holiday vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tre
William Duncan has arrived home
from Ames college to spend the holi
day vacation with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Duncan, 4520 Seventh ave
Harry Frey, 1616 Twenty-eighth
street, has returned home from Grin
nel college to visit over the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Miles Bennett f Savannah, 111., is
visiting at the horns of his son, Wil
liam Bennett, 1504 Fifth-and-a-half ave
nue. He expects to remalp over the
Roy Hansen, student at 'he Univer
sity of Illinois, has arrived home to
spend the holidays with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Hansen, 914 Four
Clifford Hubbard, student at the
Northwestern university law school, is
visiting over the holidays with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hubbard,
1014 Twenty-first street. -
Mrs. Mary Carter and sons Richard
and Crawford left Saturday night for
Los Angeles, Cal., to spend the win
ter. Richard will enter the Univer
sity of Southern California.
. H. K. Mack has arrived from Padu
cah, Ky., to spend the holiday season
ot the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Mack, joining Mrs. Mack,
who has been visiting here.
Misses Margaret and Dorothy Mc
Cabe, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. L.
S. McCabe, and who are a'tendlng, re
spectively, the Chicago Art Institute
and Wellesley college, are home for
Walter Young arrived home last
erenmg from Cleveland, Ohio, to
spend Christmas with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. G. Young, 830 Twenty
second street. Mr. Young Is now as
i sistant advertising manager of the big
has come to us, in another lot of those hand
some Beaver hats, both colors, and QC
black to sell at $1.85, only 4 I .UU
It's not a large lot. If you - are . interested
you d better act promptly.
It you enjoy eating delicious fruitcakes, or If you de
sire to make a jnique gift that Is sure to be seen on the
table at the Christmas festivities of some friend, you nre
sure of commendation and generous thanks when they par
take of such high quality fruit-cake as you can buy from
Only a limited Quantity left.
for young women and their elders, styles that will not
be confused with last season's models. '
The past year or two at boarding school or college
and in travel has given many young ladles very, defi
nite ideas as to what is correct for wear during the com
ing holidays and at all social functions, and they will
all be glad to find those ideas carried out In a most
satisfactory manner at this store, as this Is the style
center for those who dress with exacting taste.
It's a real pleasure to show you our Suits, Dresses,
Coats, Furs, Hats, Waists, Corsets, Shoes, Gloves, Hos
iery, Jewelry, and the great variety of lingerie which Is
so attractive and interesting to women ot all ages.
Then there are the numerous little accessories, which
are so essential to the completion of a faultless attire.
The handkerchief, the purse, the handbag, the laces
and combs, the ornaments, and must be equally well
chosen to make a fitting complement of the whole and
we feel most certain of your commendation and gen
F8lley department store In Cleveland.
Before leaving Rock Island last July
ho had charge of the advertising at the
Young & McCombB store In this city.
MOLINE ELKS PLAN
TO BUILD NEW HOME
The Moline lodge of Elks has decid
ed to erect a new lodge home this
spring and with that end in view, the
purchase of a tract of land at Six
teenth street and Eighth avenue will
bn consumated this evening by a scp
reeentative of the lodge. The price is
$0,400. A tract near Prospect park,
purchased some time ago, will be sold.
Between $30,000 and $40,000 will be
spent on tHu new home. -
FrXEHAI. OP MUS KRICKSOW.
The funeral of Miss Helen Erickson
was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home, 308 Fifth avenue, with
services at the Swedish Free Mission
church on Fifth avenue and Eleventh
street. Rev. Jacob Olson of Molina
officiated. Interment was made in
Gerald ' Sheehan passed away this
afternoon about 1 o'clock at his home,
505 Fortieth street, after a short 111
n(B8 of pneumonia. He is survived
by his widow and three children.
Farmers Hire "Soil Doctor."
Champaign, 111., Dec. 23. Cham
paign .. county farmers will raise a
fund of $25,000 and engage a "soil
doctor" for three years to supervise
agriculture and demonstrate scientific
principles. Representatives of town
ships today agreed to unite in the or
ganization of a soil improvement association.
Killed Alone In Automobile.
Dorchester, Neb., Doc. 23. A. J.
Dentont member of a Kansas City
grain firm, was killed near here today
in an automobile accident. He wai
found pinned under tho steering wheel
of his overturned car with his neck
broken. He left here alone In the
Rink to Open Tomorrow.
The Rock Island roller skating rink
will not be open to the public until
tomorrow evening due to repair work
being done at the place. A large force
of carpenters was busy all day today
and will be again tomorrow, repairing
a section of the floor. It is hoped to
have the work done by tomorrow
j Bids Will Be Received
At the mayor's office In the city of
: Rock Island untU Urn. Dec. 27, 1912
from banks In the city of Rock Island
i for interest on the city's deposits on
I monthly balances.
I H. M, SCHRIVER. Mayor.
"Tf we didn't have to give back any
change think of the money we me--chants
"We all have our troubles." said the
magazine publisher. "Sometimes it
frats me to have to print any reading
matter, bnt I suppose It must be done.''
Kansas City Journal.
The peculiar properties or Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy have been thor
oughly tested during epidemics of In
fluenza, and wnen It was taken in
time we have not heard ot a single
cate of pneumonia. Hold by all drug
Brown's Business College
New term opens Jan. 6
MISS. BLANCHE WILSON
MISS TEEL'S HAIR SHOP
Room 410 Best Building
Telephone West 2024
Shampooing, manicuring, scalp
massage, facial massage, hair
dressing, hair goods and toilet