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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 1913.
IS CAPTURED AT
Forces Lock and Whittles Reg
ister Drawer at Rock Island
WAS EMPLOYED AT HOTEL
Impending Marriage With Springfield
Girl Postponed Held Under
A lore romance was shattered and
an impending marriage between Har
rison Dillon, employed at the Rock
Inland house, and his sweetheart at
Fpringfield. III., was abruptly termin
ated early tiiia morning, when the
young men was cauKht red-handed in
an attempt to rob the cash register in
the Rock Island house bar. The cap
ture was effected by Infective Her
man Sehnert at 1:30. Hearing a
tioise in the bar, A. L. Anderson sought
the aid of the plain clothes man.
When the llgHs were switched on,
the robber dodged down behind the
bar, clutching a 10 Inch dagger in his
risht hand. Whn the gun muzzle was j
pointed at his head, the man wilted,
and dropping to the floor, feigned
dmnkennesH. He was taken to the
station and this morning bound over to
the grand Jury under $1,500 bonds on
a burglary ar.d larceny charge.
FORM-: l.OI K.
Dillon effected an entrance to the
bar by springing the Yale lock v-'itli
a thin piece of sheet steel. Onte In
the room, he removed his Fhoe- and
began work on the register. The
metal plate "had been removed from
the right hand drawer, and the rob
ber had whittled away the wood ur.fll
a hole had been cut large enough to
permit of his inserting his hand. The
right hand drawer contained the
Kum'of $7.35. The other drawer was
untouched, owing to the interruption.
Shortly before 1:30 A. L. Anderson
ai..l Carl Mueller, the manager, visited
fie Rock Island house to check up the
day's receipts. Detective Sehnert, who
har! dropped in fur a moment, was
atanditia at the desk . chatting witn
Clerk Shean. Anderson walked over to
the saloon door and abruptly returned.
saying: "Sehnert, there's a noise ?i
there. Come on with me." The de
tective lauphed, but accompanied the
hotel man, slipping his revolver into
his coat pocket us a precautionary
At;iiT with .4iois.
When the men had walked into the
room Anderson was ordered to turn
on the switch, and a brilliant light
flooded the room. The robber ducked
behind the bar like a rat
Coins around to the end of the bar,
the detective caught a glhnp of a
coat, and perceived the man crouch
ing in a corner. The mir.ute the rob
ber saw the gun, he fell to the floor,
feigning drunkenness. A big dagger
was (hitched in his hand. At the
station the man refused to talk. Af
ter reading the warrant in police court
this morning, the judge said: "Are
you guilty or not guilty?"
"I do not know," was the reply.
After the evidence had been given,
Dillon loosened his tongue, and said:
"Judge, I want you to tend those let
ters from my mother and sweetheart
and then tell me whether you think
I could do such a thing."
"It's not a question of what we
think, but what we know," was the
reply. "You were found in the place,
and the money was found in your pos
session when you were searched. I
will have to bind you over to the
grand Jury until $1,500 bonds,
Dillon, who is a young man of 22 or
23 years, came here from Springfield,
111... six months ago. He has been em
ployed in the kitchen of the Rock
Island house. He has the appearance
of a dope fiend. From letters in the
young man's possession, it was learn
ed by the police that Dillon was en
gaged to a young girl in his home
town. They had planned and hoped i
for a marriage which was to have oc
curred nest month.
In one of the letters the fiance
writes: "Dearest Harrison: I am so
lonely for you since you have gone
away. Just take care of yourself and
try and get rid of your cold. 1 am hop
ing that our dreams will come true.
The girl had enclosed her ring
measurements and it is likely that
Dillon's desire to get her a diamond
ring led him to robbery.
The dagger in Dillon's possession
was a home made one and was solid
silver. The youthful yeggman told
the police he had made several of the
weapons just for amusement in his
spare tittle. The dagger had a 10-inch
blade and was sharp as a razor.
Milan Minion Swallows Indig
nity and Gets Eevenge br
Another big shipment of wash dresses,
in sizes from 2 to 14 years, 0f
specially priced at DuL
35 dozen of pretty striped wash petti
coats usually sold at 50c to 9Q
69c, on sale at OifU
In several new styles not seen before,
white and ecru, special < AO
values at .T0
In voiles and mulls, showing new ef
fects in colored QSl
trimmings -. OL
House Dress Aprons
Worn as a home dress or a big cover
all kitchen apron, light 1Pl
and dark colors 3uv
Women's Wool Sweaters
Linene Auto Coats
Last night the town marshal of
Milan w-as accorded the unpleasant j
duty of arresting his DroiUer, and j
with a had taste in his mouih, the
representative of the law's majesty j
came back by arresting the party
who had caused his brother'6 incar
ceration. Both cases were dismissed.
About 9 o'clock, Henry Von Ach
and Roy Frescott went to the mat in
the Milan livery barn. A rough and
tumble battle was waged for severa'.
minutes. In which Yon Ach w-as con
siderably battered. The loser im
mediately swore out a warrant against
Prescott. charging assault and bat
tery. Ray Prescott, the marshal,
served the warrant, and after the
priscner had been acquitted, swore
out a counter warrant against Yon
Ach, charging assault with a deadly
weapon. The charge was dismissed, i
Yon Ach was compelled to pay costs.
In many styles and all colors,
worth up to $3.25
Full length well made auto coats or
dusters that will keep ?f AA
your dresses clean
Rubberized Rain Coats
You Can Come Any Dav Nolv for
Your Warm Weather Apparel
Dresses Dresses Presses
We are preparing for the greatest "dress" season ever
experienced and if beautiful materials in the most becom
ing effects and colors have any influence it surely will be.
By far the largest showing we have ever had is here
now, dresses for the house, street, or any occasion at any
98c to $30
Hisses & Children 9s Dresses
50c to $10
Made in the jauntiest of juvenile styles and when you
see the materials and workmanship you will wonder how
they can.be made and sold at the prices.
Dainty New Waists
No section of our store holds more of interest to shop
pers now, than our waist section just inside the door.
Thousands of fresh new waists are here lingerie waists,
silk blouses. Middy waists, all the newest effects and
right-now is the best time to supply your summer needs
while stocks are largest and assortments best.
6qc to $7.50
New Wash Suits, New Wash Coats, New
Are here in all sizes, a new
lot just received, sale price
Dozens of different 6tyles and fffl !
colors, worth up to $3, now...$l0j
New effects in Balkan and
styles, women's and misses'
sizes a: $1.25 and
Hats for Summer
$2. so $3.75 $5.00
The woman or miss who is looking
for something unusually clever in
those large white flower and ribbon
trimmed hats at a moderate price
should not fail to see our display this
Better styles. Better values. Better
assortments than you will find at most
Hundreds of handsome garments for summer wear,
beautifully made and trimmed. Becoming and smart new
effects in a variety too extensive to attempt description.
Come and see them.
- Continuing the Sale of Spring Garments
Immense 6tocks to select from and remember we do
not charge for alterations. Some especially attractive
Suits at $.0S, $9.iH and $14.9$
Coats at $4. ?:.., $9.9, $12.9
Skirts at $1.98, $2.9S, $8.9S $ 4.9S
The 'Bee Hive on the Corner
Second and Brady, Davenport ir2
Another shipment just received for
this week's selling.
$3 .98 $498
Stralv and 'Ratine
the newest effects for outins
69C tO $2.00
Children 9s Hats
Most becoming and appealing
shapes for the little folks.
50c to $3
eompany on Moline avenue near Elm
street at one and the same time this
mcrning. In turning out cf the tracks
to avoid collision with one car, he
w as thrown in t".e way of another and
the other car jam-ned into him. For
tunately no damage of any conse
BALL PARK MAYBE
SAVED AFTER ALL
City Commissioners Confer
With the School Board This
Main Avenue at Arsenal Being
Treated With Granulated
DUMPING DIRT ON
Big Discussion in City Commis
sion Over Taking Soil from
RUDGREN ENTERS PROTEST
for young ladies and
Call and see them
YOU KNOW US
At present, it looks as though the
Island City ball park will be saved
after all. Prominent citizens cf Rock
Island have for some time past agi-
An interesting piece of wcrk in the
nature of road building ,s uow being
carried on at Rock Island arsenal.
The main avenue of ths island is a
beautiful boulevard, much fier.-ented
by vehicles of all classes, for business
'and for pleasure. As a rbu!tk in dry
j weather the avenue is exceedingly
dusty and the government is put to
'considerable expense for spraiuling.
! In times past, oiling this road has been
tated the purchase of this tract ofitried- but without any great nunsure
ground by either the city, the board I0' succees. At the present time the
of eSucation or both, so that it may avenue from the main ga. to the flag
be perpetuated for athletics. This af- j Etafr is being treated with .ranu'.ated
ternoon members of the board of edu-' calcium chloride, which has ben else
cation are meeting w ith the city com-! where considerably used in parks and
mission with a view to reaching someidr'ves rr producing a dr-siless thor
agreement The meeting of today is oughfare.
the result of a conference between t is claimed that the material, in
Mayor II. M. Sohriver and .President addition to preventing dust, forms a
I!. H. Cleeveland of the school board oond for the surface of the roadway
yesterday afternoon. The present 1 and prevents its rapid wear. It is ap-
j plan is that the ciiy purchase the park 1 plied as a w hite powder to the damp
proper, and the school board acquire jened surfare of the road by means of
1 the title to the land surrounding theja fertilizer spreader. After three or
I park. It is understood that the com- four hours' exposure to the air, a
j mission is favorable to the move, and chemical change occurs and the mate
members of the school boad have ex-(r:a! dissolves, forming a compound
pressed themselves as desirous of 'with the surface of the roadway. The
helping the good cause along. final resu'.t of the arsenal experiment
will be awaited with much interest Dy
all who are interested in good roadways.
Claims It Should Go to Langman Land
Owned by Municipality Other
Matters Up. '
IN COLLISION WITH
TWO STREET CARS
A. X. Mi Xeill driving an auto truck
for Beard sley & Baiiev's wholesale
liquor house a in a collition with
two cars of the Tri-C'ity Railway
And Many Are the Voices of Ituck
Tfiirty thousand voices what a
grand chorus! And that's the num
ber of American men and women
who are publicly praising Doan'g
Kidney Pills for relier from back
ache, kidney and bladder ills.
ay it to friends.
home papers. Rock Island
are In this chorus
TAKEN FOR LAST
Man Steals $10 in Fall andj
Flees Country Returns j
and Is Apprehended. I
Whether the city has the right to
take dirt from the public streets and
deposit it on private property was
warmly debated at the weekly ses
sion of the city council yesterday af
ternoon. The matter came up on a
resolution offered by Commissioner
Martin T. Rudgren protesting against
taking soil from Fourteenth street,
v here a pavement is being laid, and
placing the same on a tract of land
privately owned, located west of
Tenth street and south of Eleventh
avenue. It was Commissioner Rud
gren's idea that the Langman land
purchased by the city and which is
low, should be filled with any surplus
dirt and then other streets in the city,
before any private property is con
sidered. This brought a reply from City En
gineer Wallace Treichler who declar
ed that the course haU been decided
upon as a sanitary' measure and in or
der to save The city from a big dam
aga suit. He alleged that a barrel
of dead herring .-ad other offal and
debris had been deposited upon the
tract until it was a regular dumping
ground. The engineer declared that
the dirt was put upon this out of con
! sideration for the residents in that lo-
The old saving, "Be sure your slnsi
will find you out," was aptly demon-J
strated today, when S. Vanderveer, !
They i who stole $10 from a local bartender!
They tell it in the months ago and fled the country, re-;
people , turned to his old haunts and was cap-1
Here's a Rock tured by the police. This morning the t
man w as bound over to the grand jury
Mrs. E. Weiss. $22 Fourth avenue, i under S400 bonds and his case ccn-
Rock Island, II!.. says: "All I say in i tinued until June 4. j
praise of Doau s Kidney Pills stu j Last fall, according to the author-1
holds good. 1 had been troubled by ' ities, Vanderveer entered a Twenty-
! kidney disorders for some time, second street saloon. The bartender !
There was- an acute pain across the 'offered him a drink, and then asked!
Jfmall of my back w hich made it hard the customer to take a tlO bill out to I
for nie to bend or do any lifting. I be changed. Vanderveer acquiesced!
j had headaches and duzy spells. A j with pleasure, and never came back, i
member of my family had been cur-j He had been here but a few days!
led of aa attack of kidney complaint : when he was apprehended. I
j by iJoan s Kidney Pills so I decided i : j
J to try them. After the first few! John D. Rockefeller would go broke j
; doses I got relief and soon I was free! if he should spend his entire income
i from the troubie." ! trying to prepare a better medicine !
j For sale by all dealers. Pr!c 50 j than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera!
(cents. Fcster-Milburn company, i and Diarrhoea Remedy for diarrhoea. !
i Buffalo. New York, sole agents for I dysentery or bowel complaints. It is l
the I'nited States. j simply impossible, and so saya every
! Remember the name Doan'a ono that has used it. Sold ' by all
i and take no other. (Advertisement). I druggists. (.Adv.)
Tri-City District Luther
Wednesday Eve., May 28
Music by J
Augustana College Band
Leave Bock Island 8:15
and Davenport 8:30. Re
freshments will be served.
Ladies 35 c.
cality who were sure to make trouble
TO APPOINT ENGIVEKR.
It was finally decided, upon the sug
gestion of Commissioner Archie Hart,
to postpone action on Commissioner
Rudgren's motion until next week.
When the matter of the city paying
the premiums on the surety bonds for
the city engineer came up, Commis
sioner Rudgren said he had no objec
tion to the same, but thought the
council ought to take up first the mat
ter of the appointment of a city engi
neer, as under the code, the official
must be appointed everyv two years
and that it was time to consider the
appointment now. The discussion
A communication was read from
City Engineer Treichler urging that a
watermain be placed on Forty-second
street at the Moline Plow company
plant, an eight-inch main be construct
ed from the main on Fifth avenue to
the south line of the right of way of
the D. R. I. & N. W. railway and that
three fire hydrants be placed along
the main, one at Fifth avenue, one 250
feet north of Fifth avenue and one at
the south line of the right of way. It
was proposed that this be paid for by
special assessment. The question of
the ownership of property in that lo
cality was brought up and it was de
cided to delay the matter for investi
gation. BVStJBALl, PARK.
A communication was read from C.
L. MacDonald, secretary of the Rock
Island Industrial Home association,
urging the city to take some action
relative to preserving the baseball
park. The communication' was receiv
ed and placed on file and will be con
The ordinance requiring cement
sidewalk contractors to file a bond of
$2,000 for faithful performance of
work and to keep the walks In good
repair for a period of five years, was
read by Commissioner Rudgren and
the question discussed at considerable
Mayor Schriver brought to the at
tention of the council the fact that
there was a balance of $1,245.26 due
on tffe filter plant to the Electrical
Construction company, but no action
was taken in the matter.
Albert Huber appeared before the
council urging the opening of Sixth
avenue through to Thirtieth street.
He stated that he understood some
thing of the city's finances but thought
some plan could be devised for secur
ing this much needed improvement.
The council referred the matter to the
city engineer and the city attorney to
report at the next meeting.
The sum of $20 was voted for flow
ers for the G. A. R. and the invitation
of that organization for the city offi
cers to participate in the Decoration
day parade was accepted. The Rock
Island library board was allowed $7.
170.62 and the Rock Island board of
park commissioners $11,955.54, being
the 1912 tax. less cost of collection.'
City Engineer Treichler made a rec
ommendation to the council that, as
Forty-fourth street from Ninth to
Tenth avenues had been graded, as
well as Glenwood addition and Carl
Ewert's addition, inspectors should be
appointed and bondsmen released.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
DON'T FORGET THE BIG RACE
AT NINTH STREET TRACK
MAY 30 '
Four good events including Ftee for
all Trot; Free for all Pace; 2:30 trot;
2:35 Pace. . Horses fr called at 1:30.
Races 2 p. m. sharp.
Hear the Big
Memorial Day 1913
will be more pleasantly remembered than
any other if you will wear a pair of our
shoes or oxfords.
We can s apply your wants for all pur.
poses and the price will suit.
Outing, fishing, boating or the very new
est in fashic c footwear for those who
want to look their best. A long range of
prices and styles.
To Arrange for Picnic.
A meeting will be held in Moline
next Friday evening to arrange for the
annual Rock Island county Odd Fel
lows' picnic, which will be held dur
ing the month of July.
i Ladies' Wash Dresses
iThis week $5.SS up. Special holiday
; price. Actually worth $3 to $5 more.
! The People's Store, 319-321 Twentieth
i street. tAdv.J
1726 Second Avenue