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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1913.
Killing' Takes Place This Morn
ing at Bear of Seventeenth
DETECTIVE MAKES ARREST
'rail of Blood I Clew Body Dragged
to River Bank and Thrown
on the grewsome mystery. Boefcert
aid: "I had a dog. Yesterday he
bit me and I determined to kill him.
At 2 o'clock this morning I shot him
and dragged the body down Seven
teenth street to the river. I threw the
body Into the river. That's alL"
"No, it isn't all," replied Magistrate
Smith. "It will be 15 and costs for
violation of the eiy ordinance per
taining to nuisances." Boekert paid.
Shortly before 2 o'clock thl morn
ing a revolver shot was heard in the
downtown district. The report was
followed by a long, piercing wail of
agony. Nearby residents were awak
ened from their a'.umbers, but upon
throwing open their windows, heard
no'hlng more. At 6 o'clock the po
lice received a hurry up call to Sev
enteenth street and Third avenue,
being informed that a murder had
at headquarters, and Sergeant Kins
ley waa detailed on the case. Upon
reaching the scene of the murder, he
found a trail of blood leading frem the
alley at the rear of Boekhart's saloon,
to the river bank. From all appear
ances the crime had been committed
and the still bleeding body had been
dragged In a sack to the river and
' Acting Detective Kinsley immedi
ately gathered up the available clews
and started on the scent. Inside of
five minutes he had placed under ar
rest Alfona Boekhert, proprietor of
the saloon on Seventeenth street Just
back of the Tremann meat market.
When Informed that he waa under ar
rest, the prisoner beoame sullen and
Tefused to talk. All questions direct
ed at him met with ugly stares. When
police court convened the prisoner
waa arraigned. After a cross exam
ination by the city attorney, aided by
a Belgian interpreter, the man's story
was learned, and a light was thrown
ROB AN AGED MAN
Orion Automobile Posse Chases
Band to Alpha and Recover
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Orion, HI., Oct. 2. Orion was in
vaded by a band of gypsies yesterday, j
with the result ' that the residents j
hereabouts were treated to an excit- j
ing cross-country search by an auto-1
mobile posse organized after it waa '
discovered that Gust Chilstrom. aeort i
No detectives wereifin wB(, . -nhVnii f n s.n w 1
of the wandering women posing as for- j
tune tellers. The money waa recov
ered. The band traveled in nine wagons.
Shortly after their arrival here the
two women began a canvass of the
town soliciting the privilege of tflfling
fortunes, taking any sum. of money
they could secure from their patrons.
Finally the women reached the Chil
strom home. The old man was not
interested In their proposition, but
they lingered about his home for half!
an hour trying to persuade him to al
low one of them to read his future
Some time after the women had de
parted Chilstrom discovered that his
purse containing $11.60 had disappear
ed. He notified his neighbors and
two constables and five volunteers,
manning an automobile, got on the
trail of the gypsy band. The itiner
ants were found at Alpha, 18 miles
away. At first the men companions
of the women were disposed to put up
a battle, but when told there would be
arrests and prosecutions unless the
money was turned over they produced
the amount stolen from Chilstrom.
Greatest Goat Sale o
i the S
We have prepared for this sale for three months and secured 300 Coats equal to $35 values which through
special purchasing could be placed in one lot at one price $24.95. Attention is drawn to the fact that this sale
will continue two days, Friday and Saturday. Every coat and lining is good for two seasons' wear.
Last Saturday we offered 150 Coats at $24.95 arRl we had the greatest sales of any day this
year. For Friday and Saturday we will offer even better values. These are Coats of a distinctive
class and are to be found in a broad variety of latest models showing the latest fashion touches. No danger
of not being suited, as there are tht ee-quarter and five-eights Coats suit-
able for any and all occasions, in colors, combinations and black. Among
the materials you will find the new mole plush, seal plush, fancy wool Bed
ford, English wooly cloth, two-toned cut chinchilla, French matellasse, two
tone cheviots of the finest quality and tailoring. Coats are selling in
many stores every day at up to $35 that are in no way superior to these
that we offer for Friday and Saturday at
, Silk Petticoats
Regular S2.50. J -1 qq
Friday price plZ0
Of good quality messallne;
black, white, American Beauty and
king blue; pleated flounce.
Friday price .
Regular $1.50. TQ
Friday price yC
Corset cover and drawers or cor
set cover and skirt. Samples and
98c Nightgowns 69c
Extra size; soft - cambric ; open
in front; trimmed with embroidery.
Of white lawn; tucked and
trimmed with embroidery and lace;
sizes 4 to 14 years.
89c Guimpes 59c
Newest creations in hair
and hair drcssine:
now ready for your ap
proval. All the styles
which will be in vogue this
fall are included in this
sale. As a special induce
ment to early shoppers
prices have been cut more
than usual. Visit our
hop and you will be de
lighted with our complete
.-tock of switches and oth
er hair goods and our ac
commodations for the con
venience of our patrons.
First Quality French
2rt-!nch wavy switches, all shades
Jo. 60 value
! B. J. Richardson and son, George,
' returned Saturday from their summer
jtour with the Jessie Colton Theatri
l cal company.
I Mr. and Mrs. Streed entertained
. their great-uncle, Thomas Farley, of
j Rockford, and their cousin, James
! Sprague, of Columbus Junction, Iowa,
Mrs. A. O. Marr Is visiting with
friends In Feoria this week.
Miss Mearle Larson and her brother.
Jack, are Q-uite sick with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Wilford Anderick has returned
from Chatsworth, where she visited
, her mother, Mrs. East,
j Miss Lillle Swanson of Sherrard
j vixited over Sunday with her father,
! Harry Terry of Aledo spent Sunday
! at the home of John Peterson.'
j Mrs. Anna L. Nelson is spending
the week with her son, Xelvine, near
I Pr. and Mr. Will Chapman of Sil-j
via spent Sunday with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Wayne.
48-inch chalk line Serge, black
and navy with white stripes.
$1.43 and $1.25 qualities. Fri
day special, exceptional value,
25c Costume and Kimona
pieces, beautiful new designs
and plain dainty shades, 16c.
A Shoe Sale Saving You Much!
Pre-eminently the best value-giving occasion in many a day. Many
of the smartest new styles for men, women, boys and girls. Specially pur
chased lots and high grade samples. Many of America's leading makers
represented. Greater than any sale of Its kind we have ever held; greater
than any that other stores have ever announced. And the whole wearing
season is still ahead. Our guarantee for satisfaction with every pair.
Plauen and Ven
ise Lace Collars, all
new styles, well
worth $2.00. Bar
gain Friday $1.00
kerchiefs, extra qual
ity, 35c values, 19c
chiefs, 10c values,
Ladies' Shoes, odd lots and sizes,
patent leather, gun metal with
gray wmpcora top; an S4 values.
Also one line of vici
siaes, lace and button.
Laces and Emb.
22-inch Swiss all
dainty patterns, 9Sc
values, 49c yard.
One lot of Val
Laces, 5c values, 1c
Lace, ecru and white.
98c values, 59c yard.
NEW BATHROOM SUPPLIES
Regular $21.50. Friday price $14.75
Quartered oak, 45-Inch top; 8-foot
table. Fourth Floor
Dining Room Chairs
Regular $5.00. Friday price $3.25
Genuine leather seat; claw feet,
feet. Fourth Floor
Friday and Saturday
Only Sale of Wall Paper
6c and 7c Papers in all colors,
Friday and Saturday, 3c.
8c and 10c Papers, in floral and
stripe effects, Friday and Saturday,
15c and 18c Papers for hall, liv
ing rooms and parlors, in all colors,
Friday and Saturday 11c.
All Borders sold by the roll.
Hose and Underwear
Broken lot of ladies' 25c
Vests and Pants for 15c.
Children's 15c and 20c black
ribbed hose at 10c.
Regular $16.50. Friday price $12.75
Upholstered in Moroccoline;
plain top. Fourth Floor
Regular $1.50. Friday price 98c
Filled with pure white cotton and
covered with silkoline; scroll stitch
ing; full size. Third Floor
Regular $1.25 yard. Friday price 95c
72 inches wide; Irish satin da
mask; pure flax; pretty patterns.
Tapestry Brus. Rug
Reg. $15.50. Friday $10.95
Size 9x12 feet; seamless;
Alex. Smith's make.
9x12 Axminster Rug
Reg. $27.50. Friday $18.75
Beautiful oriental effects,
in a variety of patterns.
Linens and Domestics
45x36 Bleached Pillow Cases, 3
inch hem, 120 value, each 10c.
30x30 inch Embroidered and Es
calloped Centerpieces, 60c value,
50 dozen Hemstitched Towels,
full bleached, sise 22x36, floral pat
terns, 25c value, each 15c.
Short length and remnants of Oil
Cloth have accumulated. We will
dispose of them Friday at 8c the
In an Extraordinary Friday
' gain Sals.
Tooth Brush Holders in solid
brass and (ull nickle plate. Special
Toilet Paper Holders, brass,
nickle plated frame and ebony fin
ished rod. Special 19c each.
Oak Bath Tub Seats with rub
ber protected frames. Special 75c.
White Enamel Bath Tub Seats
in full rubber covered frames. Spe
Bar-1 Slass Shelves. IS inch size, com
plete with solid brass brackets,
nible plated. Special 65c.
Soap Dishes, full
nickle plate, 29c
Special 29c each.
Towel Bars, -inch brass, nickle
plated, size IS inches. Special 35c.
Tri-Ciries Leading Quality Department Store
Co-Operative Co 1
111 J PAflf Ichnn!
Reg.- price $1.25.
Friday price ...
Jet steel and gilt
Just received a new
line of girdles In
the new shades to sell
at 98c up to $3.75.
Regularly $2.50 JT -i 7Q
Friday price J? X 37
Serpentine Crepe Kimonos
made in very pretty designs of
the Empire style, trimmed with
dainty satin ribbon. All shades.
Regularly $1 and $1.25 values,
First Quality 18-inch
All shades including gray. 15 value
Friday and f") ETf
Wavy Switchei at
4 7T 'or 8 "5 J JQ 'or $6.50
J qualities J"f.T(J Qualities
TO HOLD SESSION
A general meeting of the board of
directors of the Mississippi Valleys
i Fanciers' association w ill be held to
: night at Dr. Myers" office. The board
will consider matters relating to the
: annual poultry show to be held by
the association Nov. 24-30, and trans
act general routine business.
San Francisco Grace Barton Cuy
ler, wife of Telamcn S. Cuyler, a
wealthy cofon planter of New York
and Atlanta, was given a decree of
divorce here on the ground that her
husband had failed to provide for her
HOLD A MEETING
The Tri-City Federation of Labor
will hold a meeting tonight at 8
o'clock in the Industrial Home bulding,
on Twenty-first street and Third ave
nue. The body will consider reports
from the various branches, and trans
act routine business.
Uma, Peru A cemetery containing
fifty bodies and numerous relics was
discovered by the police in the church
of San Francisco.
All around, very full and fluffy.
VISIT OUR BEAUTY PARLORS
Expert Facial Mastage, Hair Dreas
lng. Manicuring. Shampooing,
We guarantee to match your hair
perfectly and make up twitch
Hairdreaslng, Shampooing, Etc.
Trl-Citlea Leading Quality Store.
Co-Operative Co, Rock Island.
Remember! Friday Is Our Greatest
Bargain Dar. Come!
Low One-Way Colonists Tickets on
Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 1913
Go tourist via Rock Island Lines in
modern, electric lighted, comfortable
tourist cars. Excursion manager in
charge to see to your pleasure and
comfort enroute. Choice of three routes
via El Paso and through Colorado
and Salt Lake City. Dining car service.
Rates ahd literature on request..
F. H. PLUMMER, Ticket Ager.t.
Twentieth street. Rock Island.
HAL S. RAY. Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt,
Des Moines, Iowa.
Governor Answers Critics Who
Complain That Law Is Brok
en Filling Places.
gible lists to fill the various places.
The civil service commission of the
state consists of James H. Burdett,
A. B. 'Culhane and W. B. Moulton.
They have been honestly enforcing the
law. and in doing so they have the
hearty cooperation of the governor.
"The governor believes he has an
honest and competent civil service
commission and that the commission
has been doing its full duty and will
continue to do go."
Boulogne French authorities au?
Uiorized Lieutenant S'effen, a Clerman,
officer who landed near Boulogne in,
his aeroplane to leave France. He
told the officials he had not intend
ed to fly across French territory.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 2. Governor
Dunne defended his administration's
enforcement of the civil service law
yesterday in a reply to a mysterious
communication challenging his faith
in the state merit ayatem.
"The governor has been shown a
copy of an anonymous communication
Inspired by the friends of employes
suspended on charges, which has been
sent to the various newspapers of the
state relative to the attitude of the
administration in enforcement of the
civil service," said Mr. Dunne.
"The governor Is and always has
been a Ann believer In honest civil ser
vice. He has advised President Bur
dett of the state civil service commis
sion that he wants the civil service
law of the state fairly, impartially and
"The governor has requested the res
ignation of no employe under civil ser
vice, although it has been sought re
peatedly to have him do so. Employes
under civil service have called on the
governor and declared their willing
ness to tender their resignation If he
requested them to do so, but the gov
ernor baa uniformly refused to make
suth requests of civil service employes.
"Mr. Moulton was president of the
! Illinois state civil service commission
and Mr. Robinson was the secretary
under Governor Deneen. Mr. Moulton
is still a member of the board and Mr.
Robinson is the secretary.
"Mr. Moulton has been endorsed to
the governor by the various civil ser
vice reform associations, which have
requested that he be retained on the
civil service commission.
"The rcvernor has heard no nrotest
from Mr. Mcnlton, Mr. Robinson, or
anyone else relative to the enforce
ment of the civil service law, except
from office holders against whom
charges have been filed because of in
competency or worse, er because t
was alleged they were Illegally ap-
j pcitted. i
! "Temporary appointments have ben
' legally made where there were no cii-
Better Telephone Service for Quincy
"The new telephone directory, a com
bined book of the Central Union Tele
phone company and the Quincy Home
Telephone company's subscribers, has been
distributed with a special notice printed
on a slip pasted on the cover that it is not
to be used until Sunday morning, day af
ter tomorrow, when all subscribers' lines
will be connected with one switchboard
at the- former Home central exchange,
Sixth and Broadway.
"As compared with the old book of the
Bell company, the new one contains 44
additional pages, the old one having had
108 to the new one's 152, and each sub
epriber is brought into practically instan
taneous communication with any of 3,500
other subscribers at their homes and over
1,300 hi offices, stores, factories, studios,
schools, colleges, business houses, etc. In
fact, the subscriber now is in almost in
stantaneous connection with everybody
and every Institution in the city.
"The system, the greater part of the
wiring of which is in conduits tinder the
ground, ought to be as nearly perfect as
any system in the country and this is what
has been promised and what is expected.
"The city has gone through one experi
ence with a double telephone service and
that will last a long, long time. XI ever
there was a nuisance unmitigated the
double telephone has proved to be it
with the little word spelled with a big
capital I. And this is not knocking the
Home company either, for to give credit
where it is due, the Home company gave
a superb service until the plant came to be
torn to pieces preparatory to the amalga
mation soon to be completed. Nobody
can knock on the Home system for it was
a splendid one. It was the double system
that was wrong. A city can never grow
big enough to make more than one tele
phone system as convenient as one system,
and in a city cf Quincy 's size a double
system is not only a nuisance, but it has ,
proved costly without compensatory re
sults for the added expense to subscribers.
"In a very few days the combined sys
tem will be in working order and Quincy
will have a service that will prove second
to none. And this will be another point'
in making Quincy a desirable city of resi-V
denee and business. .
"The telephone has become a necessity,
and the nearer it approaches perfection,
the more general will be its use.
"The people will learn that they can
not keep house very well nor transact
business very well without one of the in
struments on wall or desk." Quincy, III
Herald, Aug. 22, 1913.
Central Union Telephone Company
A- J. Beveriin. District Manager