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BURGLARY OF S800 AT BENNETT'S;
PLUNDER TAKEN OFF Iff A WJfGON
Men Seen in Act of Robbing
Fur Store and Police Are
1 "'Notified;." '
THIEVES GET AWAY EASILY
Crime the Boldest in City in Years
and Detection Proves Una-
SOMK FACTS RKGAHIMNG BIROI.ARY
Property Taken Niine electric seal
coats, 20 ladies' neck pieces, two doz
en pairs' gloves, and quantity of sport
Estimated Value of the Loot $300.
Manner of Entrance By breaking
open transom over front door.
Means of Removal of Plunder By
wagon, loaded in the alley.
Time 2 o'clock in the morning.
Detection Men seen in the act and
Result Thieves get away with plun
The culminating illustration of the
system under which the safety of prop
erty in Rock Island is now looked after
by the police was furnished last night
ing yard. The young women, watch
ing,' shortly noticed that the arc light
which is located directly over' tho spit
where the wagon stood, suddenly went
out, the robbers, as it was afterward
learned .having cut the wires.
Thoroughly convinced that some dev
iltry was afoot the girls hurried down f
the lobby of the hotel and at their re
quest the night clerk, George Stinson
telephoned to the police station thit
suspicious characters had driven a
wagon into the alley and were evi
dently robbing Johnny Jones' second
hand store, it appearing to the, girls
that operations were being conducted
there instead of at Bennett's, which
two doors further west.
Thouicht It Common Occurrence
After some time a couple of officer?
came to the hotel and made some in
quiries. leaving evidently satisfied that
nothing unusual was afoot It is pre
sumed that they did not even learn
that Bennett's store had been enterel,
though Mr. Bennett, on coming down
thi3 morning found the back door
standing wide open and less valuable
furs which the robbers had inspected
scattered about the floor
Entrance to the building had been
effected by prying open the transo'n
over the Second avenue door. The
back door, which was locked on th?
inside, was then easily opened. An at
tempt was apparently originally made
to open the back door, but it was found
impossible to forco it and bars pre
or rather early this morning, when the
storeof George Bennett, 1C19 Second ave- vented entrance through the windows
nue, within a block and one-half of tho I went in by Front vvny
police station, was broken into anl
robbed of $800 worth of furs. The
plunder was hauled away in a wagon.
Though the burglars were seen when
they began operations and the police
were notified, they failed to capture
the guilty parties or, so far as can b?
learned today, even to learn that .'
burglary had been committed, till tlii.3
morning when Mr. Bennett opened the
store, discovered his loss, and went in
person to the station.
Mr. Bennet, when he called at thv
Btation, was informed that there was
no record of any notification having
been furnished during the night. Later
in the day Mayor McCaskrin asked
The Argus to state that he had found
such a record.
The loot was hauled away in a
wagon. The crime was the most dar
ing and successful since the robbe.y
of the Peetz jewelry store about twen
ty years ago.
Seru at Their Work.
About 2 o'clock thjs morning Miss
Tillie Leveen and Miss Ida Brass,
waitresses employed at the Rock Is
land house, returned from a party.
Upon going to their room on the fourth
floor at the rear of the hotel, they no
ticed a wagon being driven into the
alley at the north and west of the ho
tel. and shortly after two men were
seen climbing the fence into an adjoi-i
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Early to Select
Easter Sunday is less than two weeks off. Don't follow the pro-
cession. Be ahead! Take advantage of our complete collections.
Our store is running over with nobby new Overcoats, Suits, Hats,
t .... -
Shoes everything for men and boys for Easter.
STUNNING EASTER SUITS and OVERCOATS, hand tailored in the
most attractive designs, rivaling even the best "tailor-mades" at half
the tailors prices. . .
na to $3o
We specialize on fine suits for boys and
young men's confirmation wear.
Knee Pants Suits $5 to $10.
Suits for Young Men $10 to $24-
So the burglars marched cooly
around to the front door and wen
in over the transom.
Mr. Bennett has made a practice ot
leaving his hunting dog in the store
and the animal was there last night.
When the place was entered the bark
ing of the dog was heard at the Rock
Island house and elsewhere. W. II.
Lange, the barber next door, also had
a dog in his place of business which
joined in the noise making, yet in spite
of all this and with the police notified
of what was going on. the robbe,-s
worked with a degree of deliberation
and selected some of the best furs.
Mr. Bennett's chipf loss consisted of
nine electric seal ladies' coats, worth
perhaps $G0 apiece. There were also
taken 18 or 20 ladies' neck pieces,
worth from $8 to $15 apiece, a couple
dozen pairs of gloves worth $15 a doz
en, and some sporting goods, the
amount and value of which Mr. Ben
nett is unable to give figures upon.
Only the best of furs were taken;
There were several thousand dollars'
worth of furs in cold storage that ts
robbers failed to find.
ternoon at 3:30. The case was appeal
ed from Justice Schroeder's court,
where a verdict was rendered for the
plaintiffs. B. P. Schriver appeared for
Dunavin & Cline. and J. L. Haas and
M. E. Sweeney represented the defendant.
Case Goes to Jury.
The case of Dunavin & Cline against
Henry Fleugel was concluded and given
to the jury in the circuit court this af-
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6-Day Sale Lace Curtains
You can Save from 30c
to $2.25 Per Pair.
A TIMELY sale. The character of the curtains and
and prices at which they are offered make this
an opportunity worthy the investigation of every
housewife. These are -from our regular stock, and are
the remainders of various lines which have sold out
to a few pairs of each. The patterns and colors are
highly desirable and included are curtains suitable for
every room. Early buying is advised.
Xottingham curtains, all over
figure; 60 inchest wide, 3 yards
long. Worth $125, now pr Q5
Cable net curtains, plain center
with insertion and border; ro
inches wide, 3 yards long, worth
$1.95, at. pair 81.50
Just seven pairs of white Irisn
point curtains, 50 inches widj. ."
yards long. Regularly $:i.2',
sale price, per pair . . . 2.45
Eighteen pairs of Arabian nov
elty net curtains; 51 inches wide,
3'i yards long. Were $2.95, sale
price, pair S2.50
Seven pairs of Arabian plar.i
bobinet curtains with insertion
and lace edges; 50 Inches by 3
yards, $3.45 values, pair S2.T5
Three pairs Arabian curtains,
square weave net with corde.l
edges, 54 inches wide, S'i yards
long, $3.75 value, pair .2.95
Four pairs of Marie Antoinette
curtains in white, regularly $5.75
lhe P. at $4.35
Six pairs of Arabian bobinet cur
tains with plain centers and
corded edges. Worth $0.48, ara
reduced to, per pair - .-4.85
Three pairs white Tambout cur
tains, 50 inches wide, 3 yards
long. Worth $5, tale
Three pairs of Arabian cable net
curtains with plain center and
corded border, 54 inches wide,
yards long. Good $9.50 val
ues at per pair, only.. S7.25
Single cable net, Irish point and
Brussels net curtains that orig
inally sold up to $3.50 per pair,
now, each, only ....-..1.00
Single curtains in ruffle4 Swiss,
ruffled net, cable net and Not
tingham, formerly worth up to
$2.50 the pair, each 50
Generally fair tonight and Weil neb
cin; cooler tonight.
J. M. SIIERIEK, Loral Forecaster.
Temperature nt 7 a. mM B4 at 3:30
p. lit., 411. Maximum lemperaiiirr in him
4 honrx, T4; minimum, 40. Velocity of
wind at 7 n. m.. 6 mile per hour. State
of water, 5X feet, a rie of .1 foot.
Fish and oysters at Aten's.
Insure with Beecher Bros.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Acme washers. The Mill store.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Bulk garden seeds at Passig Bros'.
' Walk-Over shoes at Lage Waters'.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
For bus or expresst Spencer & Trefz.
Kerler & Co., carpet and rug cleaners.
Seeds of all kinds at Young & Mcj
Bulk garden and grass seed at Young
The stage of water was o.Na at t :t.
m., and 5.95 at noon.
The Mill Store tor garden fork
spades, hoes and rakes.
Onion sets, bulk garden and grass
seed at the Mill Store.
Read Gustafson &. Hayes ad on page
4. It will interest you.
Fish dinners during Lent at the
Rock Island house cafe.
Nut mixed coal. $1.75 per ton, deliv
ered, while it lasts at Mueller's.
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and fur
nace work. 1520-1528 Fourth avenue.
Nut mixed coal. $1.75 per ton, deliv
ered, while it lasts at Mueller's.
Showing of spring millinery at Miss
Byrnes' Wednesday and Thursday.
During Lent the Rock Island house
cafe will make a specialty of fish dinners.
Washing machines, all
er, and let him. give you an estimate.
1C11 Fourteenth-ana-a-half street, old
McCabe's Easter millinery has that
tone of distinction, that indefinable
grace that sets the wearer apart from
the crowd. Opening exhibit. Wednes
day and Thursday.
Tomorrow and Thursday the correct
Easter hats will be on display at Mc
Cabe's. Fully 200 models from which
to choose from or from which to per
fect your ideas in ordering.
Colonel S. E. Blunt, commandant U
Rock Island arsenal, today informed
The Argus that work on the new Syl-
bedslde of A. E. Drake of Davenport,
who was the victim of an accidental
shooting at the hands of his son in
his home in Davenport Saturday morn
ing. Chances of his recovery continue
Barney Nagle, who for several years
has been employed in Moline, died this
morning at 7 o'clock at St. Anthon "i
hospital, of typhoid pneumonia, with
which he had been suffering for 10
days. Mr. Nagle was single, but leaves
van slough bridge will be commenced ( his parents and several brothers -it
within a few days. A part of the ma-, Wilton. Iowa, his former home. The
terials is now on the ground here.
Box seats for the entertainment to
be given at the Illinois theater April
23, by the pupils of Villa de Chantal,
may be secured for $1. April 22 and 23.
Seats will be reserved free of charge.
Children under 14 years will be admit
ted for 25 cents, to be paid at the door.
Never before has such care and ef
fort been given to the millinery produc
tions at McCabe's as this season and
never With such success. Tomorrow
the whole story will be revealed to the
waiting public and the verdict of the
fashionable women is awaited in per
remains will be taken to Wilton this
evening for burial. He was 30 years
Kodaks and supplies of all kinds at
a big discount Wednesday, March 20.
only, at Sweet-Wallach & Co., 219-221
West Fourth street, opposite city hall,
Mrs. Thomas Nessler left last even
ing for Chicago, where she was called
by the serious illness of her sister.
Mrs. Lena Reiber.
Frank P. Blair, now of Chicago and
who projected the Davenport, Rock Is
land & Northwestern railway, is visit
ing in the three cities.
Wednesday Thursday of this week
are the days announced for our spring
millinery opening. We urge you to
call on those days.
J. li. C. PETERSEN'S SONS.
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money it it fails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. 25 cents.
TAKES HIS LIFE
Louis A. Chase, Once Inmate of Wa
tertown, Kills Self at Cedar
Louis A. Chase, who was a resident
of East Moline for a year or more, and
who went to Cedar Rapids to make his
home witn relatives last fall, commit
ted suicide near the latter city Sunday
night. His body was found yesterday
at a stone quarry on the outskirts of
town with a bullet hole through tho
temple. Two years ago Chase, who
was 22 years of age, was adjudged in
sane and sent to the asylum at Inde
pendence, Iowa. While at East Moline
he acted queerly and was committed
to Watertown. being released about
July 4 last. He was a victim of melan
cholia and it is supposed he took his
life while in one of these fits.
MUCH INTEREST TAKEN
IN MINSTREL SHOW
Entertainment for Benefit of Bethany
Home Assured a Capacity
Much interest is being expressed in
the coming home talent minstrel for
the benefit of Bethany home, to be
given April 4. From the manner in
which the tickets are already being
disposed of it is assured that a capa
city house will attend the event which
is being arranged and directed by Miss
Clara B. Hampton. Last year the min
strel was the greatest success of any
home talent of its kind ever given in
the city, yet it is promised that the en
tertainment of this year will be even
It will not be of the old time min
strel variety, but will present many
unique and original ideas, the first
part especially being original from b-
llntlnr I r n ,i Tho i 1 ir .-111.11 rn A .
styles ami take part Jg the best tQ be had Jn thp
""".throo nitloa arwl tho hollaIicto oo oil
men of reputation in vocal circles. Re
shapes from $:
Buy your seeds at Young At Mc-, hearsals are being held in the Elks as
Combs'. All new crop and the best sembly hall three evenings a week and
growing varieties. great progress Is being made. The
Authoritative fashions in women's program will be ready for publication
headgear will be shown Wednesday soon,
and Thursday at McCabe's
Mr. Drake Holding His Own.
Encouraging reports come from the
$2.25 Carpet Samples at 75c
SAMPLES of Brussels, Wilton, velvet and Axminster borders.
22 by 54 inches in size, well bound, will serve admirably as
small rugs. Worth up to $2.25, sale price now at 75c.
Ingrain carpet samples, 3x3 feet ,'n
size, bound ends, worth up to C5c, sps
cially priced during sale, each
Mueller's are taking orders for the
best Lehigh hard coal direct from the
mine at lowest summer prices.
Mueller's are taking orders for the PX50000OX3O0e0OCXOO00C
best Lehigh hard coal direct from the
mine at lowest summer prices.
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons, Davenport,
announce their spring millinery open
ing for Wednesday and Thursday oi
An invitation is extended to all to
visit our millinery opening Wednes
day and Thursday of this week.. J. II.
C. Petersen's Sons, Davenport.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Levi, 736 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone west 59.
The board of directors of the M. W.
A., at Its regular monthly meeting last
week, allowed 420 death claims for
February, involving a total of $725,300
in insurance. .
I If you-wish to see the new styles In
1 spring millinery, visit J. H. C. Peter
sen's Sons' millinery opening on Wed
. nesday and Thursday of this week.
j Here we are. Spring upon us and
our repair work has to be done. Well,
who Is a good man for such work and
reasonable . in . price? Just call on
Frank A. Bennett, contractor and build-
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1801-1803 -. 2nd. Ave. BOCK ISLAND
EASTER FIXINGS FOR MEN
The spirit of spring is reflected in the advance styles
of wearables we now have displayed in our store
TOPCOATS SUITS FANCY VESTS NECKWEAR- -HATS G LOVES
Student jj Styles
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