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CTHE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 190.
Is the only Store in Rock
Island that Caters to those
who Pay as they Go.
We employ no agents to call for orders. The public press is onr only
mnns of communication with th2 cash buying public who in turn, when
..satisfied that our cash prices d-serve th-ir patronage, must call in per
son or 'phone, and their order Will bo promptly attended to. Come now.
Read and get wise:
Granulated sugar, -t rir
19 lbs. for I.UU
Cold Dust, lRr
4 pkgs I1
2 cake. tf-
Pure Maple Syrup, nc
qt bottles UC
Yeast Foam, q
per package OC
Good standard Tomatoes, ftC
per doz, 90c, 3 cans wUC
Good standard Corn, nr.
per doz 90c 3 cans 4-OC
Early June Peas, nr
per doz., 90c 3 cans tOC
New York gal Apples, q ri
per gal kUC
A Bottle of
In order to direct sharp attention to our new season's
stock of wines and liquors, both imported and domestic,
we will give absolutely free with every dollar purchase
or over a bottle of fine California wine. Our stock in
cludes the finest Eastern Rye and Kentucky Bourbons
and we have also just received several large shipments
of California wintes.
Simon Lewis, store
Market Square Corner
M"Ht 'I'M l"i-M''M"M-M-lH-W
CHANNON, PERRY & CO..
Darts Block. Old Yhone 1148. New 6148. 112 West Seventeenth St.
Wall Paper Clearance SaJe
For the next two weeks we will sell all short lots of
Wall Paper at GO per cent reduction, at less than cost, as
we want to make room for new goods. On all regular pa
per we will make a reduction of 23 1-3 per cent discount.
All work done by us guaranteed to be the best. We have
about ISO rooms of paper we will sell at l per room in
the following quantities: 6 ceiling. 10 wall, IS yards bor- ,
ParicJon & Son,
4It SKVKXTKEJTTH STREET.
H. EL CA STEEL,
L. D. MUDGE,
Central Trust & Savings Bank
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE LAW.
Capital Steele flv0 Foi P Cent Ultrwl Paid Depoalta.
a J. Larkin. II. II. Cleaveland. II. D. Mack.
J. J. LaVelle. Mary E. Robinson, John Schafer,
IL E. Cajstecl, E. D. Sweeney. M. S. Heagy,
L. D. Modfe, IL W. Tremann H. B. Simmon.
Estates and property of all kinds are managed by this depart
ment, which Is kept entirely separate from the banking business of
the company. We act as executor of and trustees under Wills, Ad
ministrator. Guardian and Cons err a tor of Estates.
Recelvei and assignee of Insolvent estates. General financial
agent for non-residents, women, invalids and others.
3 large bottles or 6 small bot
tles, sood 9Kn
Gallon jug crj
Pound Horseshoe ARf
Pound Star J r
Quaker Oats, Egg-O-See and Vig
or, 3 OCp
3 sacks fine 1AA
Nice Breakfast r
Mackerel, each OC
Santa Claus np
Soap, 9 bars faUC
Diamond C Soap nr
10 bars tOC
Wine Free, i
Seventeenth Street and Third
Solid Ground in
Times of Stress
Is more than desirable it's ab
solutely necessary. With your
heating apparatus the time of
stress comes with cold weather,
and if it's not in condition to
supply an equable temperature
to all parts of the house In the
lowest temperature It's not
worthy your use. Twill cost
you nothing for our expert In
spection probably will save you
mny dollars in coal bills.
New phone 5213. Old phoae I'nlou 213
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II. B. SIMMON,
Defaulting Banker Had Decided
to Destroy Hirrself in Chi
cago Park, v
PREVENTED BY DETECTIVES
Attributes Downfall to Playing "Angel
to Cleveland Thea
tre. Arthur Beuthien. defaulting cashier
of the New Liberty. Iowa, and Dixon.
Iowa, banks, sat in Union park, Chi
cago, yesterday afternoon contempla
ting suicide when he was placed under
Beuthien later confessed that he used
$2;,Mto of the bank's funds, aside from
$22.mh) of his own money, trying to
pet rich quick as the "angel" of the
W. S. Cleveland Amusement company
Beuthien has wrecked two banks and
his own home. His wife recently died
of broken heart, neighbors at New
Liberty say. because of rumors that
there was another woman in Chicago,
whither Beuthien went frequently for
the touch of high life that caused heavy
inroads on the deposits In the two large
county banks of which he and his fath
er were organizers.
Father lader Arrnl.
The father was president of both
banks, and is now under arrest in
Davenport, while young Beuthien,
cashier, had been a fugitive from jus
tice for several weeks, with a reward
offered for his capture. The bank ex
aminers, who have gone through both
banks and found no assets, say the de
positors will lose about $100,000.
Recently the directors of the New
Liberty bank caused the police to send
out circulars offering a reward of $900
for the arrest of Beuthien. It was by
mere accident and the sheerest good
luck that Detectives Flynn and McLain
ran across him in a saloon on the West
Side while they were looking for an
Having shadowed Beuthien for sev
eral hours and beta;; satisfied of the
identity of the man. the two detectives
took him into custody while he was
sitting on a settee in Union park con
"What's the use of living?" said the
"I had made up my mind to kill my
self quick." said Beuthien to the offi
cers, "so it is a good thing you came
along and arrested me when you did.
"What's the use of killing yourself?"
asked Detective Flynn.
Telia How He lnt Money.
Complacently peering through the
bars of his cell in Central police sta
tion. Beuthien talked freely.
"I will tell you exactly how it hap
pened." he said. "I was cashier of the
New Liberty bank in Iowa, of which.
my father, Martin Beuthien, was presi
dent. I had $22,000 of my own. I met
W. S. Cleveland. He induced me to
go Into the theatrical business with
him. I put up several thousand dollars
and then more thousands of dollars
until my $22,000 was gone. Then I
took some thousands of dollars that
did not belong to me. and tta'. went the
same way. I guess I took about $20,000
outside of my $22,000. But I think I
protected myself and others by put
ting up collateral that I consider is
worth the amount of money I used
However, I got behind, and finally, as
I was receiving no dividends from the
Cleveland Amusement .company, I
came to Chicago to see about it."
"Did you get any satisfaction?"
(i la a Uetectlvea Caujcht Him.
"No, I did not. Then I became al-.
most desperate. Sly brother-in-law, W.
T. Caldwell, of Freeport, III., who is a
train dispatcher for the Illinois Cen
tral railroad, spent all of last week
with me trying to console me. But he
could not do anything to help me one
way or the other, and went back to his
home. I don't know what I might have
done, but I do know I was glad when
the detectives took me, I don't like be
ing here in this cell, but 1 might be in
a worse place."
"Has Mr. Cleveland called on you?"
"Yes; he came down here with his
lawyer this afternoon, but there was
nothing he could do for me. He could
not give me my money back, so what
could he do?
"I expect my brother-in-law In town,
and I think I will get a lawyer of my
own. I hope to get out of here and to
realize something from the Cleveland
theatre to cover my losses. I don't
want the money for myself, but for
those to whom I owe it. I had nearly
$30,000 a year or so ago and now I
have little more than 30 cents. In
fact, I have exactly $1.90."
livnlt la Cleveland Theatre.
Beuthien is a widower. He has a C-year-old
daughter living with his sis
ter In Freeport. All of his family con
nections are good. His downfall Is at
tributed solely to his Inordinate desire
to get rich quick. The scheme of the
Cleveland Amusement company prom
ised a fruition of that desire. He in
vested as a man would speculate on
the board of trade and lost. Now he
considers that he owns a large part of
the Cleveland theatre, a vaudeville es
tablishment situated at Wabash ave
nue and Hubbard court.
Slanager Cleveland thinks otherwise.
"I own a controlling interest in this
property." said Mr. Cleveland last
night. "There have been a lot of peo
ple bothering me for months and I want
to say that whatever I have to say will
be said In court. I have found that the
best way to avoid trouble is to keep
my mouth shut. I don't know any
thing about this embezzlement case
and I cant talk about something of
which I know nothing." -
"Beuthien is a good fellow. said De
tective Flynn. "and I am sorry for him.
but I think he got what was coming to
him. because anybody that had so little
sense to invest in a scheme he invested
in ought to lose. He bought a gold brick
and be paid for it."
IN THE SUBURBS.
Andalusia. Nov. 23. Mr. and Sirs. E.
B. Roberts were Sunday visitors at R.
A nartv from Moline has purchased
the West bay property ;near the town
O. D. Cushman suffered a slight
stroke of paralysis Sunday. He is
somewhat better at this writing.
Mrs. Martha Johnson and children.
of Oilman. Ia.. arrived Monday to visit
a short time with friends.
Mr and Mrs James Weaverling. Of
Mitchell county. Ia., are visiting at the
home of Sirs. Weavorling's brother, A.
T. W. Simmons is making triweekly
trips to Rock Island . and Davenport
with his gasoline launch. .
H. SI. and R. W. Brookman. ol unn
county. Ia.. stopped over Saturday for
a short visit at the home of their par
ents. They were returning irom cm
cago where they had been to purchase
Bowling, Nov. 23. A large crowd of
people attended the harvest home dance
and supper Saturday. The proceeds
were $C3.20. which went to the Presby
Henry Dibbern spent Sunday in
Sliss Anna Adams, of Slilan, is visit
ing Sliss Maud Albertson.
Sliss Luella Rhode visited Saturday
and Sunday with her cousin, Sliss Ivy
A large number of people attended
the sale of David SIcAffee Friday.
Sirs. Elmer Haines, of Slilan. spent
Sunday with Sirs. Frank SIcConnell.
The missionary meeting which was
held at the home of Sirs. Seth Slater
Thursday was well attended.
Dudley Devoe, of Sears, was in Bowl
Mrs. Henry Beatty is visiting with
Sir. and Sirs. Joe Wockner.
Foster. Nov. 23. Dr. J. II. Bendle
spent Sunday at F. W. Foster's.
Sirs. F. P. Gillette and daughters.
Alice, Agnes and Nola, and Sirs. J.
Bowser and daughter Delia and Lor-
etta, Gladys Foster. Miss Alvcna Seid-
ler and brother, William Seidler spent
Sunday at the home of Sir. and Sirs.
D. A. Kleist.
Sir. and Sirs." Joe Bowser of Sweet
land, Ia., spent Sunday with Sir. and
Sirs. Dan Foster.
Sirs. Aug. Deikman entertained sev
eral of her lady friends at her home
, Sirs. George Workman spent a part
of last week with her son, J. Workman
of Oak Grove, Iowa.
Sirs. Thomas Watson and daughter
Arizona and friend, Sirs. D. L. Ripiey.
spent Friday at the home of Sirs. Wat
eon's daughter, Sirs. Ed Reynolds, of
Oak Grove. Ia.
Rev. J. R. Spiller fulfilled his ap
pointments at the Illinois City U. B.
church Sunday afternoon and at Buf
falo Prairie church in the evening.
John Bowser accompanied him.
Sliss Eloise White returned from
Spokane, Wash., Friday where she has
spent the past three months.
Briars and Russell Watson spent
Sunday at the home of their sister.
Sirs. Ed Reynolds, of Oak Grove, Iowa.
Sirs. J. H. Foster and daughter Kate
spent Saturday in Rock Island visiting
friends and transacting business.
Sir. and Sirs. Thomas Watson spent
Sunday at the home of Sir. and Sirs.
J. H. Foster.
J. Herbert Foster, Sirs. SIcKelvey
and Mrs. F. Brogen visited at the
home of Sirs. Foster in Sluscatine Sun
Sirs. F. Brogan. Sirs. Sadie SIcKel
vey and Sliss Kathryn Foster were
Davenport visitors Slonday.
Dr. Bendle spent Sunday at the
home of Fred Foster.
Ed Reynolds of Oak Grove, Ia., was
a caller at the home of Frank Rey
B. Reynolds and family visited
Sirs. Reynolds' parents. Sir. and Sirs.
J. Sliller. Sunday.
Sir. and Sirs. Ira Reynolds of Tay
lor Ridge visited in this vicinity last
Sir. and Sirs. James Britton of An
dalusia spent a part of last week with
relatives In this vicinity.
E. E. Reynolds of Rock Island spent
a part of last week at the home of his
brother, Frank. .
Sirs. Enos Bopp and daughter Sliss
Mary and Sliss Nora Nora spent Sun
day afternoon at the home of August
The Misses Bessie and Nola Gillett
spent Sunday at the home of Sir. and
Sirs. Carl Witt.
Sirs. Unice Bowser and slaughter
Sirs. Nora Thomas and Sliss Mae Bow
ser of Sluscatine spent Sunday at the
home of J. Bowser.
Rheumatism Cured in a Oay.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upou the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis-
jease Immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501. Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
street, Daren port.
GIRL HAS TURNED
Miss Nora Howell Says William
Loudin Tried to Kill
FIRST SAYS IT IS ACCIDENT
Hearing of Sensational Case in Prog
ress in Knox County Cir
William Loudin is on irial at Cas
burg in the circuit court for an at
tempt to kill his sweetheart. Miss
Nora Howell. The girl is 17. Loudin
is 10 years her senior. He wanted
to marry her." Her parents opposed
him. He was insanely jealous. For
days after the shooting Nora hovered
between life and death and there were
threats of lynching. Loudin and the
girl are residents of Yates City. At
the inquest Sliss Howell testified the
shooting was accidental.
The most sensational feature of the
trial was in the introduction by the
state of a letter written by Loudin
the day he shot the girl, and full of
violent expressions and of threats. In
writing of the opposition of her par
ents, he says: "I swear before God
that I will revenge myself if I have
to wait until she (Nora's mother) is
on her death bed and then I will spit
in her face and laugh at her groans."
MImm Howell On the Stand.
Nora Howell was called and in brief
said: "Sly name is Nora Howeil and
I am 17 years old. I was 'wounded
Sunday afternoon. Slay 15. by William
Ixv.idin. We live about three and one
half blocks from Farmington. Several
people were at our house that day for
dinner. Sly parents left home that
morning about 9 o'clock. Sly sister
and brother and the Pattersons and I
went to the woods about one mile from
our house. Harry Richards, Blanche Pat
terson and I rode down there. We
went from papa's timber to some
body's elsa timber. Everett called me
and told me that Sir. Ixjudin was com
ing to see me. I went to meet him.
Loudin asked me what I was doing
(here and I told him I was gathering
llowers. He called me a liar and told
me I was there with Harry Richards.
I said yes, but that we were all there
together. He asked me where Rich
ards was and told me he would blow
lay brains out. Then he began to
strike me and finally knocked me
Loudin Curae Her.
"When I got up we went over to
wards Richards buggy. In our walk
we passed two Eastman boys. As we
neared them he cursed me and told
me not to say anything to them'. Fin
ally we reached Harry Richards' bug
gy. He showed me the revolver and
said he would shoot me. Finally
Blanche Patterson came up and we
had a fuss because I wanted to go
home with the people.
. "I wanted Sliss Patterson to stay
there with me. but she wouldn't do
it. When they left he said that he
would shoot himself and I pulled the
gun down from his head, but it did
not shoot then. After a while I start
ed to go and Sir. Loudin got mad and
cursad me. Then he said that I could
go home. All of a sudden he turned
and shot me.
Keepa Company With Him.
On the closs examination Sliss
Howell said: "I kept company with
Sir. Loudin for about 11 months. My
father had forbidden him to come to
the house. We had clandestine inter
views. We were at many parties. He
came to the ' house, after father had
forbidden it. I helped make the ar
rangements when he came.
"On the day of the shooting I was
with Blanche Patterson. I went to
meet Loudin, and went about a quar
ter of a mile from the other folks, up
toward where father had been feeding
cattle. I saw Loudin coming. The
buggy was near the gate and I 1nt
to the buggy. We both got in the
buggy and remained there 15 minutes
until the rest came. When they had
gone, we were in the buggy about half
an hour. I wanted Blanche Pattc-rson
to stay, but she had to go to the house
We were in the buggy about half an
hour before the shooting. I was in
the buggy when the shooting occur
red and he was nearly north of the
rig. He walked 20 feet and he said
'You can go home and I'll do the
same. It was Harry Richards' buggy
and I wanted him to go down where
Anita Her to Protect Him.
"After the shooting he drove me to
the house and asked me to say it was
an accident. I said at the house that
I did it myself. He carried me into
the bedroom. I did not say to my
sister that he was not to blame. It is
true that my sister told him to go
home or my father would kill him. I
told him to go. He kissed me. but'
I did not kiss him. When Dr. Plum
raer came and Loudin was there I said
it was an accident. Subsequently
when Loudin went out I told the truth
to Dr. Raub."
A Runaway Bicycle
Terminated With an ugly cut on the
leg of J. B. Orner. Franklin Grove. I1L
It developed a stubborn ulcer unyield
ing to doctors and remedies for four
years. Then Bucklin's . Arnica Salve
cured. It's Just as good for burns,
scalds, skin eruptions and piles. 25
cents at Hartz & Ullemeycr's drug
MANY weary nights and anxious
moments, many a precious life
will be spared to lovinf? mothers by
having a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup in the home when the critical
"period in measles or croup arrives.
Dr. Bull's Couch Svrup Is used,
praised, loved, idolized by thousands
of mothers who have cured measles,
and croup with it. Mothers, why
would you not put your trust a It ?
"I have used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup for
the pat five yars ami can not say enough
in its rraise. It cured my little Rirl of the
measles and a bad mufrh. ai:d always cures
my boy or tne croup,
myself for a bronchial couch and It cured mo. I keep it In the house as It ha paved mo
many doctor-bills, and I gladly recommend it to every on"." Mr, hi. 8. Latterly.
19US 17th Street, tiuierior. Wis.
Avoid the Dealer's Substitute
offered you under the pretext that it is "just as good" as Dr. Bull's Couprh
Syrup. To experimtMit ia dangerous and liarmf ul to the child, and w hen you
have found this out it will bo too late. Got the rt liable Dr. Bull' t'-oi;u
Syrup at ouco as it al ways oures. Price, 25e. , 60c. and $1.00, at drutj.iot j.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the State Law.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J. M. Buford, President.
IL P. Hull. Vice President.
1. Greenawalt. Cashier.
Began the ttu July 2. 18.
and occupies S. K. corner of Mitch-
ell & Lynde'a building:. '
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Tli ere are many makes of Overcoats
at many different prices, but if you ;
want an overcoat that is different
from the ordinary kind an overcoat
with marks of distinction not found
in the coats offered in the clothing
stares you should see
Our Lirvc of Crave
nettes and Overcoats
We have taken especial pains in our
selection and can assure you that
our stock contains all the best and
most approved styles. As long as
you are not gaining anything by de
laying, why not come in at once and
let us show you our line?
E. F. DORN,
Leading Merchant Tailor,
1812 Second Avenue.
New phone 507L
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money all bark aad more
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home of tbe clone buy
er and boya and aella
and tradra more aecond
hand icooda than all the
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the three cltlea put to
sether. Juat think, over
COO atovea for aale or fi
chaiKc from 91MO a a.
Complete Ued Bprlaga
and Mattreaaea from
9150 np. Now when you
want to aril your houae
hold Kooda or buy house
hold Kjooda, or atore your
honaehold gooda, or jfet
loan on houaebold
ajooda or on amall real
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4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
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.William IL Dart. Phil Mitchell.
If. P. Hull, U Simon.
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Solicitors Jackson & Hurst