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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913.
FIND DEN MAKERS
OF BOGUS M0NEY!
wore informed Immediately after the
J fraud was detected. The department
was notified at about 4 o'clock and
twc hours later James and hia wife
were under arrest. Chief 'of Police
Hoffman called In Deputy Sheriff
1 O'Leary who with Officer Turner of
' the local force made a trip to South
Arrests Follow Victimi 7i n w nf . Muscatine. Yesterday afternoon at1
Many Merchants in Mus
al out 6:30 o'clock the two were placed
; uncr arrest and taken to Che police.
Must-attar. Iowa, Jan. 4 One of the
nifst sensational arrests made in ?1uh
U'tine in recent years was that which
was effected late yesterday when Wal
ter James and wife, Eva James, were
taken in custody and following a
search of their home in South Musca
tice. counterfeiting tools were found.
After the two were arrested they were
taken to tiie police station and fol
lowing a never .sweating made con
fusions, the police say. which estab
lished the guilt of those
Ji.mcs is a man about 1:8 years old
and formerly resided near Cairo,
The search of the dwelling at 21!)
I'l.illip street, was conducted last
niirht. Deputy Sheriff O'Leary. Spe
cial Agent. 1'irkett of the Rock Island
and Officer Turner were the members
of the sear'hint; party. Midden away
in various parts of the habitation they
f( unrt dieM, water color paints, paper
on which the counterfeits had been
practiced and all o:ber paraphernalia
of use in that trade.
1 ne arrests euHie late yesterday! The two
afternoon after an honr's investigation. ! Muscatine
: sutlon. Here, after an boor or more
' of denials, confessions were secured ;
; from both parties. James made- a
brave attempt to shield his wife from
: complicity In the affair but In her
ccrfession she admitted that she had
pitied bad bills and that she had
; known that they were bad when ehe
The arrest of the gang brought to
' a close a secret search that has been
under way for several weeks. Re
cently the United States secret ser-
; vice was brought into the affair and it
. ..... I. . . . . .4 PVIc r9
concerned. I ;"lc,ua'
j lice n orrman receivea wora mat a
man would be sent to work on the
;:ne here. The Muscatine authorities
1 however, got busy before his arrival
! and did not need the arm of the gov
ernment in making the arrests.
The" two prisoners who by their
I own confessions face long terms in
the f'-deral prison, will be held for
' Special Agent Mills of Omaha," or
the I'nited States civil service, who
; last night wired Chief Hoffman that
I he would be here some time Friday or
j Saturday for his prisoners.
CLUB TO BE FORMED
At a meeting to be held In two weeks
In the wireless telegraph rooms in the
Best building, an organisation will be ;
formed which will be known as the '
Tri-Clty Wireless club. The club will
be organized with 20 members, and is
being formed for the purpose of pro
moting more activity and Interest in.
wireless telegraphy, locally.
raised to a $10.
Randlemann grocery, $5 bill raised
to a $20.
Rock Island depot, $1 bill raised
to a $5.
W. W. Richards Coal company, $1
bill raised to a $20.
It is believed that these four in
stances are but a few of the num-j
erous events In their career in pass- j
ing raised bills. j
For some time local merchants j
have been victimized by raised bTIs,
but it was the presentation of a bo-1
gus $20 bill to the W. W. Richards
Fuel company in South Muscatine
which led to the undoing of the pair, t
Yesterday morning the man appear-!
ed at the office of the company and
ordered some coal. He presented
change. Later it was found that the
bill was a forgery and the pjlice
were notified. Later an lnvestiga-
tion was started which led to the ar
rest of Mr .and Mrs. James. With
f iskloosle:y o
Karly yecterday James paused a raised weeks. They have confessed to th
l.i'l ut tiie oH're of W. V. Richards : following instances
1m Smith .MiiHCHtine. and the poiUi j jyan Dry Goods company, $1 bill
merchants for several i confessions gained from the two
f-AMOUS hOP COA TS AND SUITS
'Asst.rzxrr'i'f i v.viv 7 i i, mm ium.M i n j J
HFTM AVENUE. MOLINE. ON THE EROADWAU
Days of Profitless
20 to 50 Off Everything
Tonight and Starting Again Monday.
wA is m
Dave 20c On the Dollar
Save 25c On the Dollar
Save 33 He On the Dollar
A re Needing
Save 50c On the Dollar
IJ Over Every Department.
after they were under arrest they I
were taken to jail.
Last evening Deputy Sheriff i
O'Leary, Officer M. Wilhite and De-j
tective Picket of the Rock Island
railway, searched the house and
found the outfit used for raising the
In one closet they found the wood
j en dies which were hand carved.
. They had been hidden away beneath
a pile of books and papers.
NEW ZEALAND EELS.
Free With Purchase Over 50c.
Customers buying over 50c anywhere In the Fisk & Loosiey Co.
store (except groceries) any day until Saturday night, January 11th,
may choose, free, from such articles as these;
An enameled dust pan.
Real china berry saucers.
Good steel kitchen potato knife.
Glass measuring cup.
Real star-cut glass tumbler.
Free With Purchase Over $.00.
Customers buying over $2.00 anywhere in the Fisk & Loosiey Co.
store (groceries excepted pntil Saturday night. January 11th, may
choose, free, from many such presents as these:
Genuine Wm. Rogers' silverp
plate arbutus gray table spoon.
Cold handle steel spider.
Child's red rocking chair.
The store that helps ETlfCTr 1 OTlCTB 19 vf UC H lt i1 "Kt. te
to keep, the cost of liv- iJiJO us. We'll make it
ing down. DEr&RTMEHT STORE MOUNE ILL, "ght-
For Seven Business Days Beginning Saturday, January 4th,
and Until Saturday Night, January 11th, a Present Given Free to Every
Customer Buying Over 50c Anywhere in Our Store (Groceries Excepted.)
Monsters That Kill Salmon and Drown
and Eat Human Being;
i Eels cuu cnuse the death of a salmon
j of considerable weight by the use of
I strategy. One will obtain the grip be
l tweeu the dorsal tin and the tail and
j then hold on like a bulldog, while the
! cu fortunate victim in vuln throws lt
belf backward and forward endeavor
ing to shake off its captor, uuril at
length its strength is exhausted, and
the ee! proceeds to make a meal at
i Worse crimes than these are laid to
their charge iu New .eniuiid. A great
utiuiiier of bathing fatalities bad taken
place at a certain spot, where the cur
rent ran with such streugth that a
'' jMjwt-rt'iil swimmer could only just
: stein it. It was a favorite pastime to
bnve a tussle with the stream, but sev
eral times a bather disappeared before
help could reach him. and when his I
body was found it was discovered that
much of it had been eaten by eels. j
i The cause of the totalities remained
unknown for a loii time, but at last it
1 was discovered that while the swimmer
was almost stationary in the rapid
stream n liupe eel would seize him by
the foot m- Ip nd drag him down b--neiith
the surface. Eels attain an im
mense si.e in those waters, twenty to
thirty pounds being no uncommon
weight. London Telegraph.
The Bigger the Buy, the Better the Gift.
No need to dwell on this. Moline knows what it means. Something
everybody wants choice of a big variety, free to everybody who spends over
half a dollar any day until Saturday night, January 11th. Better and more
j desirable presents free with purchases over a dollar. Choice of a lot of pretty
and useful gifts to each buyer over
$2.00. Still more, still larger, still
more valuable articles given free to
each customer leaving over $3.50 any
day for 7 days. Greater and still
greater values in the presents that go
with purchases over $5.00, over $7.50,
over $10.00, over $15.00, over $25.00.
Come in any day, every day, until
Saturday nightrJanuary 11th. Look
over the Free Presents on display on
our Third floor. Make up your mind
what you'll have, do your buying, get
your free presents.
Believe us! It pays to trade with
Fisk & Loosiey Co. every time.
AN OLD CLOTHES MODEL
Every Department in the Store Par
ticipating Positively Nothing Re
served. Read the Discount lockets
Why the Poor Man Posed In the Rich
"Of nil queer johs last night's was
queerest." said the imecunious man.
"About 5 o'clock I called on a rich
man on whom I have a kind of claim
and asked for a small loan. He said
be had nothing to lend, but that if 1
would come up to his house about 8
o'clock he would give me a Job where
by I could earn a couple of dollars. I
went The rich man sat before a pile
of old clothes.
" "I atu going to give away all these
things that are not tit to wear." he
said. "That is what I want you for
to find out which suits still look de
cent. I can't get much of an idea
when they're on myself, but you've
got a tidy figure, and anything that
looks well ou you will still pass mus
ter on me. and I'll keep it.'
"I liegan to try on clothes. I turned
and twisted while that man examined
his stock. Finally he determined to
send six suits to the Salvation Army.
The rest he guessed looked classy
enough to wear on rainy days. For
my evening's work he gave me $2 and
a suit of cast off clothes." New York
These, Among Many Dis-
And Free Presents Besides.
1000 yards good fleeced 6' ;C ten
nis flannel, 15 yards or less at 5(.'2c
2000 yards, yard wide bleached
n-.uslin, the 9c kind, made of long
sinple cottcn, 10 yards or lass at
500 yards 6c comforter chaliies.
l." yards or Ipfs to each at 2"-4c yd.
Men's Cc blue chambray work
shirts, 2 to each at 37,2c each.
Brown union linen crash towel
ing, 18 inch, worth 8ic, 10 yards or
less at 6'ac yard.
Fleeced 'wrapper flanneletes, 36
inch, worth 15c, while thoy !ast. 9c
Cambric corset cover embroid
ery, worth 19c, 4 yards or less at
75 pairs ladies' patent leather
and gun metal $3.00 button shoes,
going at $1.98 pair.
Daily Motor-Bus Service,
Fisk & Loosiey Co. Store to
and from Silvis, Watertown,
East Moline. , ,
Silvia to Fisk & Loosiey Co. Store.
Leave Silvis postofflce at 1:30,
3 o'clock and 5:43 p. m.
Leave Watertown at 1:40, 3:10
Leave East Moline postoflice at
1:45, 3:15, 5:55 p. ni.
Arrive Fisk & Loosiey Co. store
1:55, 3:25, 6:15 p. m.
Fisk & Loosiey Store. Going East.
Leave Fisk & Loosiey Co. store
12:00 noon, 2:00 p. m.. 5 p. m.
Stopping to leave passengers at
East Moline, Watertown, Warner's
Crossing, reach Silvis 12:30, 2:30,
5:30 p. m.
Extra trip Saturday evenings.
We can show only the barest beginning, here; only the merest hints of the
many beautiful and useful presents we are giving away, free, until Saturday
night, January 11th. Come and See. Don't Wait. Don't Miss a Single
Day. Come Every Day. Come and See.
Johnston Bailey Successor.
Austin. Tex., Jan. 4. Governor
Colquitt has appointed R. M. John
ston, president of the Houston Fost. j
as successor to United States Senator i
Bailey for the term expiring in March.
Washington, Jan. 4. Senator
Joseph W. Bailey yesterday sent his
resignation as senator from Texas to
Senator Gallinger to take efTect im
mediately. R. M. Johnston of Hous
ton is in the city and Senator Bailey
said he would be appointed by the
governor to succeed him wj-h the ex
pectation that the legislature when it
meets would elect him to R'.l out he 1
( unexpired term. t
Seattle. The first death from the
flood in Seattle occurred whea a '.
house situated on a slope in West I
Seattle was carried away by a land-i
slide, killing John Larson, an inmate.
Free With Purchase Over $5.00.
Customers buying ovor $").()() anywhere in the Fisk &
Loosiey Co. stove (except groceries) till Saturday night,
January 11th, may choosee, free, from a lot of such arti
cles as these:
A set of genuine Wm. Rogers' French gray Eilver plate tea spoons.
Solid cak plat rack, with hooks for tea cups.
Beautiful decorated fine china salad bowl.
Star cut ciass pitcher.
Ladies' fine umbrella, wide hem.'
Guaranteed nickel alarm clock.
Free With Purchase Over $10.00:
Customers buying over $10.00
anywhere in the Fisk & Loosiey
Co. store (except groceries) any
day until Saturday night, Janu
ary 11th, may choose, from a big
variety of such free gifts as
Handsome 54-inch velvet rugs,
floral or oriental patterns, like
Golden oak finish parlor center talTe:
Oak finish sewing rocker.
Matting traveling suit case.
Groceries, Until January 11.
No Telephones. None to Children.
Bier .'Ml cans (not 'J-lh.
cans) best tomatoes 3 to a
customer for 25c.
Canned corn, 2 cans; ba
ked beans, 1 can; kidney
beans, 1 can; 4 cans to each
King Oscar sardines, 3
cans to each 9c can.
Best granulated sugar, 12
lb. for 59c with groceries
over $1.00. '
Nabisco Wafers. Cheese
Sandwiches, Fig Xewtons,
etc., any Nat. Bis. Co.'s 10c
packages, 3 for 25c.
fresh white clover comb
honey, per square, 19c.
$25 Coats for $12.95
We picture here only one of the
coat styles included in the big lot
of $25.00 (and some $30.00) coats on
sale here now to '"clean them out"
at $12.95 each.
This coat is here in heavy golf
cloaking, plaid and cheek back, with
cuffs and collar combination of har
monizing colors the whole effect
being in the newest mode.
Besides these there are at least
thirty styles ,erpially desirable, real
ly $25.00 values going at $12.95.
Three other special price lots:
About a dozen coats at $4.95.
About twenty $15.00 coats go
ing at $7.95.
About twenty-five coats worth
to $20.00, priced now at $10.95.
More Special Discount Prices
and Free Presents Eesides.
100 pairs ladies' rib top
and hem, fleeced ho3e, scam
less silk finished , worth 25c,
special at IT'c pair .
Men's 50c tan fleeced un
dershirts or drawers, 4 -seconds;"
all you want at 32c
Children's fleeced knit un
ion suits, nearly ail sizes,
Children's fleeced knit un
dervest sor pants, "seconds"
worth to 42c any size, 25c
Boys' gray knit part wool
85c sweaters, small sizes, 59c
to sustain the Mann "white slave''
Vicksburg, Miss. Property wortn
j f 1.00,000 is endangered by the caving
; of the banks of the Yazoo canal here,
and federal authorities have been ap
t ptaled to for aid.
Washington. Samuel Gompers.
John Mitchell and Frank Morrison
of the American Federation of Labor,
coiivicted of contempt of court a Lid
sentenced to jail in connection with
Washington. On the theory that j 'he Bucks Stove and Range case, filed
the federal government has as much i their appeal in the District of Colum-
power to protect persons as it has to ! bJa court of appeals.
protect cattle, the government, in a j
ief, has asked the supreme court 1 New York. The General Electric
ed much trouble,
company has announced a pension .weakness into strength, listlcesneas
r Is d which will serve for employes in ! m:o energy, gloominess ;Et3 ioyous
service of the compaay for 20 years I Less. Their action is so gentle one
or more for men at the age of 70, and j den t realize tbey have taken a pur
women at 60. The maximum pension ' gativc. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.)
in the case of both nasn and women !
js 1125 per month. I liave you a weak throat? If so, you
' caoct bj too careful. You cannot be-
The busiest and mightieEt little : in tr.m. ...-i., u
I thing that ever was trade is Chamber-,' makes you more liable to another and
U.in's Stomach and Liver Tablets. : n itt Qiav h.r ,
It ley do the work whenever you re-! I: you will take Chamberlain's Cough j AH the
Cane their aid. These tablets change ! Remedy at toe outset you will be sav-1 Argus.
Sold by all druj
Thn He Went
"Ah." reiimrki-d Ml Weery. whotn
Mr VjV:it. lulil linen tMirltlS Willi
old eoiitiiHlnims. "th:u Ijisi one remind
me of the Uvt thln tninr
-Wlist'it that;"' lie naked eagerly.
"A iii-'iii who hii Miiyed too lonj."
Catholic St:nid:ird and 'limes
new a!l he time The