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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAV, OCTOBER 21, 1S9G.
GERMAIIIA GOES OUT,
Suspended by Knights of
Pyth'as Grand Lodde.
The Trial Occupies the Morn
ing Session Today.
Of our Well-known Wear-resisting
where the doth ia thoroughly
Boys' Suits te8ted an'1 asoiut strength
' is guaranteed.
Boys' Suits 'HSrST "ewed "
Rnvc' Quite thftt 8re a maryel in ct nd
UUjO OUIlo made by journeymen tailors.
Pvaruthinn MARKET IN PLAIN FIGURES
UVCl J llllliy ftt tne lowcit of low prices.
Your Money Back for the Asking.
Un.,.e to trade at the Always Sellable One
rdyo priCe Clothiers,
SIMON & MOSEPELDER'S
Rock Island House Corner.
ARE EASY TO SELECT FROM
THE LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
1703 Second Avenue.
AT THE OLD STAND
Will soon have on display their well selected stock of Fall Millinery
Expert trimmers and courteous and accomo
dating treatment to all.
17O0 Second Avoauo.
"All that iteis is not
IC a Man were to Offer You
)l A Gold Dollar for 50c
You would be apt to buy it provided you
knew the man AND THE DOLLAR. Three
fourth of anv business transaction consists
of confidence based on the standing cf the
dealer and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable pride in calling attention to the
fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves made has naturally resulted in
our increasingly enormous sales of Jewel"
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the fact that year by
year people hav become more thoroughly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser of stoves i. as a rule, well
versed as to its construction, durability and
, economy. Call - and examine our sample
line, representing the "Largest Stove Plant
In the World."
UftSEST SI Oft PUJtT SI THE WQRujj
ijMts'SZti lr i-y raft
Allen, Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House. mi SECOXD 1TL
OR VIOLATION OF THE RITUAL
Election the Order of the
Germania lodge 2. of Chicago, of
the Knights of Pythia. the second
oldest lodge in the State of Illinois,
was expelled from the order in the
Illinois urand lodge of the order at
Harper's theatre this morning. The
charge is violation of the ritual of
The trial el the lodge in response
to the charge preferred by Urand
Chancellor J. J. Brown, of using the
German language ia the opening and
closine ceremonies of the loi?e. con
trary to the fundamental laws of the
order, occupied the entire morning
session. According to the new
laws the first duty of the grand lodge
on the opening of the second day of
its convention is the election ot oili
cers for the ensuing vear. but as So
preme Chancellor 1. T. Colgrove was
anxious to be here during the dispo
sition of this
leaving a s
soon as pos
sible for Se-
lodge of that
state is in
p. t. colgrove. proceedi n g s
a special or
der and witnesses were intro
duced to show that G?rmania
lodge had violated the law of
the order in the use of a foreign lan
guage in its lodge room ceremony
As a defence Germania lodge raised
the question as to the jurisdiction of
the grand lodge to try the case, hold,
ing that it belonged entirely to the
grand tribunal of the slate to hear
and decide matters relating to the
revocation of charters. The grand
lodge voted on the qnestlou and de
cided by a practically unanimous
vote as to its authority in the
Smalt Lod( Bxpelled.
Then came the action on German
lodge and it was expelled and its
charter permanently revoked. The
lodge was out ot existence, bo
ever, out a snort interval, as an ap
plication from 60 loval members of
the lodge for a new charter, which
had been placed in the hands of the
supreme chancellor yesterday, was
immediately voted upon and a new
charter issued under the old name of
Germania lodge. This matter which
has been for so many years a vexed
question and which came very nearly
leading to an estrangement between
the supreme chancellor and the grand
chancellor of Illinois, was amicably
Germaima lodge was in existence
23 years, and had a membership of
150 members. The violations o( the
fundamental laws of Pythianiam. of
which it is accused, have extended
over a period of about three years.
Grand Chancellor Brown found the
question facing him as soon as be
entered upon the high functions of
his office a year ago, and added to
the perpl xitiea which it brought to
him. was the firmnets with which the
supreme chancellors,' both Walter
Richie and his successor, P. T. Coi-
Chancellor Brown was more lenient
than he should have bten. it is as
serted for reasons at anv rate he
did not move until peremptorily or
dered to da so, ana men about t
wetksagohe revoked the charter of
Germania odge. pending the session
of the grand lodge. This brought
the milter dhmtely to a bead, and
hence the trial, and it may be aaid
compromise, of the ca-e, today
Supreme Chancellor Colgrove. who
came to Rock Island with the deter
mination to make an example of some
high functionary in conception with
the way the deposed loCge has been
permitted to transgress the rules of
the order, is much gratified with the
turn thinzs have taken. a well
the reception the local Pythians have
given the gran a lodge, aaa be de
sires all the Pytbians of the Rock
Island and Moline lodge to m-el
him at the Harper at 6 o'clock to
night that he may greet them and
express his gratitude to tbetn before
his departure tonight ior seia
rUMBIW FOB THE OAT.
aUttee Aepeeate tm Try tae
At yesterday afternoon's session of
the grand lodge the preliminaries
were adopted looking to the tiial of
(jrerniania as wen as concordia ifnige
this morning. A trial committee
was appointed composed cf C. L.
Abbott. F. S. Fuller. C W. Baldwin.
G. B. Copps and E. E. Cook, while as
a committee on composing the report
on the barman question Thomas c
Matlock. P. C Lincoln, George West-
J. J. BKOWX,
lake. August Wehmeyer and William
Barnes were named.
Aa stated ye-terday, the German
ritual question is the one which hat
been agitating the order ior several
years and all the recent supreme
chancellors have been very positive
in their position relative to the
dnty of the grand chancellors
of Illinois. Supreme Chancellor
Phillip T. Cilzrove having come to
the present grand lodge meeting for
the purpose of insisting on the en
of the order
forbi d d i n g
the use of
the Jooee rit
and has acted with reference t Con
cordia lodge, whose application for a
writ to compel the order to restore tt
the privileges denied because of its
disregard ot the laws as to the Ger
man question is now in the supreme
court. Chancellor Brown baa been
openly accused of being lenient in
enforcing the fundamental principles
of the order. Supreme Chancellor
Colgrove was not at all pleased with
the condition of the German question
in Illinois. One ot his chief acts dur
ing the afternoon was to publicly rep
rimand l ast tirand Chancellor t red
Buchman. (ot Chics go. for permitting
the fundamental laws as to the tier-
man ritual to be disregarded. The
correspondence between Grand Chan
cellor Brown and Supreme Chancel
lor Richie. Mr. Col grove's predeces
sor, on this subject Is shown bv
Grand Chancellor brown's annual re
port to be very pointed. Alter re
peatedly calling Grand Chaccellor
Brown's attention to the infractions
at Chicago and receiving reply that
as far as he was concerned he could
bnd no vi j attons of the supreme
law. Chancellor Richie, in n letter
of July SO last said:
A rira UapaladW.
'During your term I have, upon a
numoer ot occasions, caiica upon yon
to see that the law waa observed
with reference to the use of the Ger
man ritual by lodges in Chicago. In
response to the last call on Juce 9
you agreed to visit Chicago and as
certain for yourseif. Under date of
July 13 you wrote me that he had
made such visit and tat on the Hth
you were going to visit Chicago and
make further investigation. Since
that time 1 have nothing from you
i oeg to lniorm you that 1 have in
my pospeKiion the sworn testimony
f members of (ierman lodges in Chi.
cago ireeiy given no hesitancy
about it which shows that tearly
every one oi me lodges which form
erly 'were known as (ierman lodges.
are now and have been continuously
violating the law. They have used
the German ritual in the opening and
closing and in the conferring of
ranks, whenever conferred. Their
oQicers have been installed in Ger.
man by your deputies. George Lau
terer and Henry Schwarts Schwarti
by his own statements, Lauterer re.
using to antwer me summons is
convicted by the testimony of Fred
Buchman acd Fred Fto.ch. The tes
timony in my hands shows as indi
vidnally applied that Germania 2.
HofTuuag 4. Goethe 8. Schiller 15,
Concordia 83. Tentonia 67 S leu bra
147. Koerner 156. as well as all other
formerly German lodges of Chicago.
with possibly one or two exception,
are violating the law in this particu
lar. Fred buchman. Henry Schwarta
and Froficb. can tell you as to Ger
mania 2. Philip Mast can tell you as
to No. 83. John Pnppowits can tell
you as to No. 15. Fred rrosch nod
tienry sen war can tell von as to
o. 8. Schwartz can tell yon as to
IIutToung. Concordia. Tentonia. Men
ben and kiertier Having gathered
me i cis wnicn seemed to be beyond
your reacn, i uow demand aa an.
pttnie chancellor that yuo as graod
cnauceuor ci me grand domain of
Illinois enforce the law."
In the rubsequent cr.rreop-.nJenre
Grand Cbaucelio' Brow explain bU
efforts to ascertain the true statns
of affairs, but Chancellor Rrbie ac
cuses him of evincing an Indifference
to the seri a-n?ss of the situation
and an iadispoaiiion to enforce the
laws ot the orJer. which Chancellor
Bichie eventually catla upon him to
do in the name of the order anon the
.a a a. . B a . ' -
m.rc uk i u ?i iua testimony lernisbed
oy mm. Mnce bis retirement Chan
ceiior Kichie tnccessor. Supreme
v,oiniior coigrove has been Inves
tigating the matter, and that was
what brought him here.
Inanition to the laving of the
ground stork for today's ca and the
conferring of the pat graod master's
degree, the exemplification of secret
work by Sopreme Chancellor Col
grove and the reception ot reports
uu munitions ana preetinca from
PLAN FORABIW ONE
The Great Bryan Meeting Next
TH0U8AJD8 HE OOatTJQ TO ELiX
the Missouri grand lodge in session
at Sedalia. and the Il'.inois Kathbone
bisters, very little was done yester.
The trip on the river on the
ateamer v in ma was a joyed despite
ue lulu wBioer. ana in the even
ing the visitors were at liberty for
rocial intercourse. During the time
me candidates ior the post ot grand
outer guard availed themselves of
the opportunity for log rolling.
KLSCTioa i in revoaaca.
TM neat oar taw oee a mb
This afternoon the election la ia
progress, the contest being mainly
ea Seventh .
Mas Ala t newak-Tke BaneeM
Pathsif e-ef Aa Party Darla
The vreateat noIit!re1 vni In it,
hUtory of western Illinois will Ik the
meeting in llnrk Hland Saturday
afternoon. Aide from the desire o'f
thousands - who are enrol eg from
all over western Illinois and eatra
Iowa to aee and hear the nut presi
dent, the fact that Vice President A.
F- Steven on and F.x-Gov. Horace
Boies, of Iowa, are to be here to
speak In addition to the remarks
Brtan BIT make and that tka aam.
sion is not to be. therefore, merely n
. t. . . . . .. .
ueao oi a rwiq inmg nod ail over in
an hour, will he hailed aa an ima..
tnnity seldom presented, for It is not
we an so many ot tne nation s
greatest representative men nt a
Rock Island nnd Molina romhin
in furnlrblog one of the most Im
portant industrial, commercial nnd
luomaiuB rraipri in iiii i miuui
States, and thee thetwfnm Ma.ttiai
u luiuuiiipi pnii'MT! center. SO
ar me republicans nave made It n
point to Dit Sneaker a araiat r.r.
meeting the democrats have held
here. Thy began this even before
the ramraipn Wat falrle nnnl
when Gov. Allgeld came here to di-
cnarge nia duties ne governor, a ad
in purviT pimiiTf riiwpti w ettii.
no thought of politics, nnd Uiey have
ueuu aeepiug u up ever since. The
democrats have pursued the even
tenor of their wsy they have been
- - : . .t
-awiojf woufl anq making votes but
toey concluded as the crand mm
round up of the campaign tbey
wouia give ineir irtenda. the enemy,
something to think about. Not that
Bryan in himself Is not the equal ot
all the stnmp speakers the republi
cans with their inexhaustible cam.
paign fund conld put in here, but
uia time in o oe mo limited mat It
was deemed desirable to hava mli.r
great speakers, too. None but the
oest would do. William McEniry
wnt after them nnd he got them.
William McKnirv rwtnrnarf f rv.
Chicago this morning, where be
made the imn f.mn f m rA i.
speeches of Vice President Stevenson
.. .... . H . . .
non. norsos Dates Itt BOCK Isl
and Saturdav. 'Cm. Hnla l.
signed here by the national commit,
tee, and Mr. Stevenson by the alMF
central rouimillre. Neither ia tim
ing with air. Bryan, but both will be
nere at me same time, and Cat.
Boies, and nerbens that tia ,m.i.
dent, too. will remain over and
speak afterward. Mr. McKoiry
Savs that at the aaUoaial Hsm.u.v..:'!.
headquarter everybody Is jubilant
" rwBpeci. soi ine least
doubt beice entertainrd aa to itr...'.
election. Indiana, Michigan and
Ohio bsing as certain to go demo
cratic as election day comes, while
the committee la sanguine ns to 111.
inois, Wisconsin and Iowa, while
West and South thai ailnallna la .1
ready eo well settled In favor of the
democratic party that there is no oc
casion to take those states into con
sideration in reviewing the nctual
i . i j
Division Passenger A rant If ti
Mack, of the Burlington, received
ad rices today that bia company bad
made a rate of a fare f.r ,
trip for Saturday only from Galea-
" amnvsii, savanna, sterling
and Tamnico. All other mA k...
made reduced rates.
The Bryan clnb was today as.
signed by the
menu to the post of honor lor the
day. to act aa ecort from the depot
v m rcasers aiaaa ana oaca.
Caeaaa rea4 It.
Try as the renublicaa a, tka
event will be one that tbey c.neot
eqial. billy Mason may be bare
-im ma caoDon. d nn and laoas
bast and "rues for mor.-y" are not
hat the people am aftir ia this
-arapalgn. Tbey are erkieg after
light. Ibfjwl'l bare their aoai
flooded with tba ho a eat doctrine of
plrlUm next Saturday by the
apostles of the people's cause.
OCTOBER 19, if 96.
We take pleasure in announcing our Twenty-sixth An
niversary and Fall Opening Sale for all of thi-t week, Oct. i
to Oct. 2 1.
lit er-Jay cf thfsr year lhi store has leen amndVl
for others. We hate grown accustomed to seeing the stores
about us try to copy our methods and to appropriate our
ideas. We expect to set the pace that others will try to fol
low. Hut that's a more hopeless task for other stores this
week than eer.
For never in all these 26 years have we been so ready.
Never have we made such low prices in every department.
Never have such bargain for so little money been waiting
for our customers at arc here now for this great October sale.
The whole establishment five store fronts in one has
put on its gala dress. Extra clerks throughout the store,
extra facilities in every way. everything we can think of to
he'p us handle the crowds we'll have this week, hasliren pro
vided. Two hundred thousand dollars worth of brand new
bargains; out they go, many at less than half valus.
Souvenirs every day this week.
He C ABE BROS.
V.ti, 172. 1724. 1726. and 172S Second Aveaae.
So You See
W are always endeav
oring to inform the pub
lie aa to what we are
doing In the Grocery
line. We do it mora In
00 r dealing than we
do In ts paprr. as we
feel that we ran demon
strate the advantage cf
trading at onr atom to
nil who give ns a trial.
Tt:re tre L'xsj Ways
Of satisfiing paimr.
and w ecdeavnr to do
our best to please all.
We want yonr trade
light along, and to that
ad we alwavs do oar
best. Ask yourself if it
Isnt worth while to
give ns a triaL
S304 Firtk Aye. Pbona 11SS.
II here is Some
Satisfaction In finding omethlog.UeUer than the
last of the kind yon bal for less money. Money
Ulks very loudly today It ts doing all the talking.
When yon are prep 1 re 1 lo make yonr investment we
aU III. .a t . b . :. c.v .Li. 1 1 . .
wvw.v BMW w mtmm jw wm a psit witai ante
Such a suit will appeal to yon. fpecially If yon
bave heretofore wore to-order clothe.
W are mom ehowiag the Stein-Blocb waits and
overcoats, and ask yon to Inspect tbem whether yon
buy or not.
SOMMERS & LAVELLEj
SoASceond Ateast. oe men.
OLD BOREAS :
hhi&lX if) )
1 vcA .":'!',
Is bow on bis aannal journey Iron
the froaea north and will avrrlve be
fore yon realira It. 1 beret or. It tav
baeewsyeate give Visa a welooase
with yonr feet well ebod for tbe e
oaaioa. Take a look at S' ba4dr'
new fall atack 4 ladiae4. genu and
rbUdren'e aboa. We are celling all
the latest styles at remarkably low
fwiet. W alee bay eae good
bargains la fleta to aboa. and th
art a litti t f 4aU.
CKKTRAL SHOE STORE .... t71t ECOUD AVEVOI
Headquarter for Footsrear at Lowest IMowt
Man is a seasonable being. Recognizing this
fact, we want to reason with him regaj ding his
Wouldn't you rather have your collars and
cuffs done up in the roost approved style, and
made white and clean looking?
Wouldn't yon rather have your laundry come
home promptly on the day promised ?
Wouldn't you rather have a laundry do your
work that uses the most modern raaefcineryetc.?
If yon do (and we arc sure you 11 VST) drop
us a postal or telephone 129J, and our waoss
will call any time desired.
The Rock Island tccm Laundry.