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THE TiOCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JULY 18. 1919.
MAKE GIG HAUL
Wholesale Operations Are Con
ducted in Best Euilding
adjoining that of Dr. Ames, where $1 !
worth of stamps were taken.
MxJ TAKE TIME.
It is believed that the thieves start
ed in at the third floor at Dr. Ames'
office, 'and then made the rounds, fin
ishing up at the office of Dr. Mueller.
jit is believed tha they were frightened
; away before they had finished their
I Job there.
The men evidently knew the lay of
the ground, and chose a time when
they could pursue their work at leis
ure, and without fear of interruption.
FIVE OFFICES ARE ENTERED
Haul Amounts to About $75 Police
Detail Men to Work on the
Cold thtpvf s made a wholesale haul
in the Hest building last night, de
liberately making the rounds of every
dental off.ce in the place and making
their petaway with from 75 to $100
worth of gold and platinum. No at
tempt was made to effect an entrance
Rude Young Hen, Who Made
Love to Strange Girl,
Are Given Fines.
ON LAVISH SCALE
Twelve Offices Are Entered and
$100 Is Secured.
WORK IN SEPARATE GANGS
Similar Depredations Reported in Oth
er Cities Police Arrest
That an organized band of thieves
safe door had been left open. Thej
thieves got nothing. At the Port By-;
rcn Lime association office, the safe ;
doer was also open. The thieves pried j
open the money drawer, getting $1.73 ;
in small change. At the Rock Island j
Sand & Gravel company, the knob was
knocked off the safe. A rain coat was j
taken, together with a few cents in ;
change. Nothing was secured at the
Empire Ice & Coal company, although j
the thieves knocked the kuoh on" the j
safe. Nothing was obtained at Mor-
ris & Lewis', but the knob was j
knocked off the safe. At the Rock-!
well establishment, the knob w-as j
knocked off the safe, bu: nothing w-as j
At tne Mueller Lumber company, i
the place was thoroughly ransacked,
the contents of drawers being dump
ed promicuously on the floor, and j
things generally upset. A rain coat j
was taken together with about 65 !
cents in change. j
One residence was entered, the i
Justice Carl Kuehl fined Carl John
son and James McCullough Jail ana
! costs each In police court this morn
j ing, following their arrest on a war
I rant sworn out by Bessie McElroy,
to the various other offices. The rob-; nftn avf.nue'The men' went to jail.
l, ries were not discovered until about j The McElroy woman testified in
S o'clock this morning, and the po-1 court that the men rented a room
lire w-re immediately notified. The i from her last Wednesday evening.
... j .. , . . . . j Hardly had tbey unpacked their be-
entire detective force was detailed on , . ... : . ...
, i longings until thev entered the apart-
the case, and several arrests are prom- . , . , v .,
, . , , , , , . ments of a femfTiine roomer. Johnson
:.-u uri'Ji z ttiiumrr ..i uourg nave i
who are following in the wake of the thieves securing a 3S-calibre revolver,
a 6tring of valuable gold beads and a
Chinese gold ring.
" OTHER CITIUS VICTIMIZED.
In each instance an entrance was
ef.'Vcted to the oflics by the use of a
jimmy, which was ur.ed to force the
Iockh of the outer doors. In the of-ii-
of Ii. II. Sherrard, on the fourth
floor, the j:old and platinum was stored
in a hi cabinet case which was un
locked. It was an easy matter for the
thieves to remove the available supply,
valued at about $J5. At the office of
W. E. Martin, on the fifth floor, gold
to the value of $12 was taken as well
r $S or $9 in cash. Dr. E. L. Hain
litif's place, adjoining, wa ' looted of
gold end platinum to the value of $20.
At. Dr. Mueller's office, the thieves
f-tarted to jimmy the cabinet, but for
rome unknown reason, ceased opera
tions before they had forced the lock.
Had they continued a few moments
lnngrr they would have made a rich
haul, as gold and platinum valued at
from $75 to f 1 0J awaited them.
I.t IKY lll II.
Heeiuse of the fact that Dr. E. P.
Anifs, on the third floor, played a
hunch, he escaped with a loss of $10
and a box of Havana clears. About
10:30 in the evening the doctor, accom
panied by his wife and some rela
tives, dropped into the office prepara
tory to leaving for the Hock Island
depot. The doctor was just preparing
to have, when he suddenly returned,
it.-iting to his wife that he believed
lie would take his gold upply home
with him. Consequently, when the
thieves arrived on the scene they
fund only gold scrap. An entrance
wa.; effcted to Dr. Freytag's office.
sat down on the bed and placed his
arms about the fair one and attempt
ed to make love. The landlady rushed I
in and ordered the cheeky ones to
their own room.
Last night, according to the land
lady, the men tried the same stunt,
and when she threatened to call the
police, was informed that such action
would be followed by a carving fest.
By way of emphasizing their tough
ness, one of the men, McCullcugh, is
alleged to have seized a teacup from
the kitchen tnble and to have thrown
it to the floor where it was broken in
to a thousand pieces. At the same
time he uttered several naughty words.
Ringling Brothers' circus was at
j work in Rock Island last night is the
j belief of the police who this mc ning
; received reports of five robberies of
j dental offices in the Best building, six
I fuel offices and a junk office. Thieves
were also at work in Davenport and
Moline, which strengthens the suppo
! sition. The Rock Island police have
! been notified to the effect that when
j the big tent show was playing in
Joliet Wednesday, 16 dental offices
were robbed, in addition to various
other establishments.-. Hold-ups w-ere
also numerous. ' The show plays in
uscatine today and it is very likely
RIVER RIPLETS II
The steamer Quincy is due to ar
rive at Rock Island at 5 o'clock to
morrow morning on its regular trip
The Morning Star arrived this af
ternoon at Rock Island from St. Paul
and will leave tomorrow afternoon.
Reports from other cities along the
route of the circus indicate that
similar depredations have been com
mi'ted in each instance.
The fact that scarcely more than
$100 was obtained from the 12 places
entered in Rock Is'.and is extremely
fortunate. It is possible that there
were other robberies, but if so, these j
have not been reported at police j
COOL RIVER TRIP
On steamer Helen Blair every Sun
day afternoon, through Moline locks,
past, Campbell's island and down the
rapids. Leaves 2:4o; returns C; 33
Members of local union 1 :;. C. & J.
of A. You are hereby notified to re
port at Industrial Home building. Rock
Island. Saturday, July 19, at, S a. m., to
attend the funeral of Brother Joseph
Diitz. G. G. Birgs, president. (Adv.)
that the authorities there will receive
warning from the local police.
1. 1ST OF VICTIMS.
The places entered here last night,
excluding the Best building, were, the
Carpenter Coal company, 123 Twen
tieth street; Port Byron Lime associa
tion, Second avenue and Twentieth
street; Rock Island Sand & Gravel
company, 119 Twentieth street; Em
pire Coal and Ice company, 215 Twen
tieth street, Rockwell Ice & Coal com
pany, 123 Twentieth street, Mue'.ler
Lumber company. Third avenue and
Twenty-fourth street, and the estab
lishment of Morris & Lewis, 2300 Sec
In each instance the thieves gained
access to the premises by forcing win
dow latches with a jimmy. Of the fuel
offices entered, but two or three were
losers, only a few dollars and some
raincoats being taken. In a number
of places, the marauders knocked the
knobs off the safes, and their work
was, on the whole, decidedly coarse.
It is the belief that one gang worked
the dental offices, and another bunch
did the outside work. The police last
night arrested two negro roustabouts
from the circus forces, and these men
are being held, pending an investiga
tion. Four robberies in Davenport,
on Wednesday night, are credited to
the circus gang.
IMU. IS LIGHT.
At the Carpenter Coal company, the
"MARRY ME" IS PLEA
TO PORTOLA BEAUTY
Specials For Saturday
All Men's, Boys' and Children's
Fancy Suits in the Store
.1 ft of l&aes & Blacks
33 Off of Straw Mats
207o Off of Men's and Boys' Pants
50 Dozen Delpark Wash Ties
Worth and Sold for 50c, only 25c
Auto Gauntlet Gloves, worth $1.75
to $2.50, only $1.45
YOU KNOW US
'"W L ' J V
if X ' ; v
Take advantage of Haegc's
A Pair o! $5.00 Trousers
Free with every suit order
Remember that you are getting a $25.00 suit
made to your individual i leasure for
Besides, I give you free an extra pair of trousers
with each suit order.
Haege's guarantee always holds good.
j $15 SUITS GflECJE $2 HATS '
" The Tailor .
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
Directly Opposite Harper House Look for Name Haege in Window
rr JEUl Fcf H ffri ftfl IfD m rn
, 11 U l I" I.I M 1 ' V1 N II I ft ' MB' Mis. Emma de
Li U U Lr-3 j IM) U j UXJIII
The Chicago Tribune as to whether
he was in favor of supervision.
It is understood the notes were
given by Charles U. Gordon, former
postmaster in Chicago, son-in-law of
the banker. They are several years
The exact amount of liabilities is not
known, but It is estimated at $40,000
or $50,000. The greater part of this
is in deposits of farmers in the vicin
i'y. There have been many heavy with
drawals of deposits recently, and real
estate investments are understood fur
ther to have left Mr. Pate unprepared
for the emergency of raising the
amount of the notes he indorsed.
Mr. Pate has been banking here for
twenty years, and the shock of the
failure has nearly prostrated him. He
is 70 years old. He declared he would
be able to pay every dollar out of
what he realizes from the sale of
realty holdings in Illinois, Indiana, and
North Dakota. He says he will turn
these holdings into cash as fast as
The bank has had troubles of an
other sort in recent years, losing con
siderable to burglars in three raids
since 1900. These losses, it is said,
however, were covered by burglary insurance.
Henry A. Bierman to Max Wilta
muth, lot 17, block 167, Eat Moline,
Max Wiltamuth to Nelson V. John
son, lot 16, block 167, East Moline,
Black Hawk H. B. & Savings as
sociation to Gustaf Stevens, north S5
feet of east 89 feet west, lot 6, block 2,
Healy's subdivision, section 33-1S-1,
George Sluth to Eugene Wheatcraft,
part lot 29, Sllvis, $2D0.
Matilda Friedrickson to John Fried-
rickson to Edward Carbor, part lot 16,
REALTY CHANGES II Swess subdivision, Moline. $600.
is. l.ohc-tt yuiim to Mary G. Qulnn,
lot 22, block, 6, M. V. Cady's First
addition, Moline, $500.
John H. Richards and W. and Eu
gene Wheatcraft, part lot 29, block 10,
Myra and Richard S. Sllvis to E. P.
Johnson, lot 3. block 1, White's addi
tion, Moline Heights.
Turtle soup Saturday night at re!s-
I enroth's place, 1501 Fourth avenue.
All the news all the time The Argus.
San Francisco, Cal., July 16. If pro
posals to mai'.'y may be counted as
I assets, it pays to be the winner of a
j Portola beauty contest.
Several proposals have been re
ceived by Miss Emma de Velsaco,
3110 Buchanan street, who won the
contest this year from hundreds of
other fair entrants.
Miss de Velasco Is much admired
I and she doesn't expect to pick a hus
band by the maii order route.
J "At first I didn't know how to take
I the jV-oposal3," she said. "The writ
ers all seemed to be much in earnest.
It is amusing, but 1 hope ii doesn't
A man who heads his letter Pen
dleton Hill, Conn., and gives his ad
dress as a R. F. D. route and a Jeeds,
Iowa man, were tied in precedence,
having written on the same day.
Another offer is from a Memphis
man, who says he is a son of a Vir
ginia judge and nephew of a governor.
Of the several pleas
Miss de Velasco most:
"Dear Mifs de Velasco:
"Seeing your photo and address
in a Sioux City paper, I take the
pleasure of : dropping you a few
lines, as you are a working lady.
I am a working man. And may
our strangership be transferred
into a relationship that we may
know each other in the future,
and that we iray become happy
together, for I long for a good
companion. Will not write much
at this time. Hope to deceive a
letter from you soon."
Miss de Velasco will be the model
fcr the poster that is to be used all
over the country to advertise tfie
AT A LOCAL DEPOT
Stranded completely, a man ap
peared at the office of Mayor Harry
M. Schriver this morning and ap
pealed for aid. He stated he and his
family consisting of a wife, a 2-year-old
child and a 1-month-old babe, were
enroute from Dayton, Ohio, to Grin
nell, Iowa, and that tickets had only
been purchased to this city. He had
left his family at a local depot and
sought ssistance from the mayor,
who re .d the man to the Asso
The pc6ter contest Judges are put
ting in many hours trying to make a
selection from the hundreds cf excel
lent designs submitted.
The Fashion Leader
7 M.C RICE, Prop.
i 'Jin ffgrgri
ADVANCES TO A RELATIVE
FORCES BANK TO CLOSE
Hoopeston, 111., July IS. The priv
ate bank of Alexander Pate, in Wel-
i linzton, Iroquois county, four miles
north of here, fai'.ed yes"erday. The
, immediate cause w as a demand for the
payment of overdue notes, indorse:!
j by Mr. Pate, aggregating about $L'0,
j 000, or about half the total deposits
of the institution.
I Without supervision there is no
, limit on the amount of loans to a sin-
i gle person, other than the discretion
j of the private banker. Mr. Pate is
B , cne of the private bankers, who last
jgj i fall refused to answer the inquiry of
TOM OH ROW.
Gocd roads meeting at Edgington on
the lawn of Dr. Miller at 8 p. m.
Meeting of board of lecal improve
Band concert at Lcng View park at
3 p. m.
Excursion of the Rock Island Maen
nerchor society on steamer Marquette.
Weekly meeting of the city commis
Meeting of board of local improve
Buy a home of Reldy Bi
For express, call Wllllai Trefx.
Tri-City Towel Supply mpany.
Independent Express Cv. West 981.
Kerler Rus company for vacuum
cleaning and rug making.
Our B. B. serge at $33 is tbo best
value ever offt.ed. J. B. Zimmer's
Six per ceat farm mortgages. Litten
& Roberts, People's Nations', bank
. Coal, coal, coal. The Rock Island
Fuel company will deliver to you all
the best grades of hard and soft -oal.
with Torpedo Parachute Drop
Sunday, July 20th
4:30 p. m.
By Capt. Chas. E. Cole
Springfield, 111. William M. David
son, formerly of Chicago, but for the
last year a resident of this city, and a
traveling salesman for a cement con
struction company of St. Louis, shot
and killed himself while in his room
e.t the Lelaud hotel. He aad his wife
had disagreed and she had gone to
Kansas City to visit friends and had
threatened to Institute divorce pro
ceedings. The dead man is said to be
a relative of Mayor Harrison of Chicago.
THE BANKING HABIT
We want every man, woman and child in this com
munity to acquire the habit of keeping a personal savings
Your income may he limited and your savings com
paratively small, hut "that is no good reason 'for delay
when a savings account may be started with a deposit
You have the dollar, we have the place for it in our
Open Saturday evening from 7.00 to 8:00 o'clock.