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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1901.
We have just received one of the finest and
largest stocks of Diners in the three-cities.
It will pay you to see them.
A Solid, Very Fine, Box Frama
Diner with French Lgs
Same as Cut at
Our Rockers are of the Same Quality and Jus:
as Che i p.
mm & nun
THE OLD RELIABLE FURNITURE DEALERS
Corner Sixteenth St. and Second Ave.
You Know Us
JBest Made Clothing and Good
Suits and Overcoats
Not How Cheap
j THE LOHDOI.
A Solid Oak, Brace Arm, Cane
Seat Diner, Same as
There is no place like
the JJlue Front.
Our assortment is
larger than ever. Our
suit department is full
of the most stylish ef
fects. Your tailor may
fit- trrn fia wnll lint. -rc "
better. Ask to sec what
we show in 1. Adler
Bros. & Co. and Alfred
Benjamin & Co.'s makes
None better made.
of These makes
But How Good.
Destructive Blazes Are
Due to Antiquated
CONFUSION BY PHONE
Residence Burns While
If the city council has been wait
ing1 for an object lesson before taking-
action to secure n reliable
automatic fire alarm system it has
it now. Two disastrous iires. one
occurring' late Saturday afternoon
and the other yesterday afternoon,
both beyond pernd venture of a doubt
suffered to " get lieyond control
through the operation of an anti
quated system of communicating; the
alarm, destroying property of suf
ficient value to have bought and in
stalled an approved alarm system
ampie to furnish all but the out-lying
districts of the city.
Another misdirected alarm today,
although not attended by so serious
consequences, served nevertheless, to
give emphasis to the object lessons
of the two preceding days.
The first fire broke out about 4:40
Saturday afternoon at the residence
of Joseph L. Haas, 4305 Eighth ave
nue. It was caused by the explosion
of a gasoline stove in the kitchen,
where preparations were being made
for the evening meal. Mr. and
Mrs. Haas were away from home.
Out the domestic left in charge
of the house telephoned in an alarm.
The central office made a mistake in
getting the street number, under
standing that the fire was at Twenty
fourth street and Eighth avenue in
stead of Forty-fourth street and
Eighth avenue. The wrong address
was communicated to the hose com
panies. IIohs Company Hun West
The No. 3 company, which has leen
located on the hill at Seventh avenue
and Thirty-second street for the very
purpose of taking care of fires in the
east end of the city, ran this way amil
met the Centrals at Twenty-fourth
street. As there was no conflagra
tion in sight at that point, th,e fire
men hunted up a telephone ami got
the proper address from the central
oirice, where the mistake had been
learned. In the meantime someone
had pulled the police fire alarm box
m the vicinitv of the tire ami the Xo.
2 company, which was at the Central
house, getting this alarm through
the police station, supposed there
was another tire and set out for the
east end of .the city. So it happened
that all three companies met at the
nre alter a quarter or an hour or
more had been lost and it was ever
lastingly too late to save the build
While awaiting for the department
the neighbors had carried out most
of the down stairs furniture and that
was saved. 4ut the residence, which
cost $4,500 exclusive of the furniture.
was reduced to ruins. I he firemen
state positively that if the Xo. .'J com
pany had gone direct to the fire when
the first alarm was turned in the
flames could have been confined to
the kitchen and probably squelched
with a chemical. Apart from this
I he water pressure was exceptionally
strong and there would have been no
cause for complaint on that score.
Mr. Haas carried $.'.000 insurance on
The second fire occurred about 3:30
yestrday afternoon at 430fi Seventh
avenue, and the mistake in delivering
the alarm wus ulmost identical with
that of the day before. The central
office understood the location from
the party who telephoned in the
alarm, to le Twentv-third street amd
Seventh avenue and the Xo. :j with
in nine blocks of the actual fire and
Central companies met there 20
blocks away in due season. Af
ter another jieriod of telephon
ing the firemen were set right
mid reached the scene of the fire in
time to suve the front end of n $3.K0
residence. The flames hud started in
the kitchen while the family was,
away ana the delay in getting me
alarms untangled had given time for
the entire rear portion of the build
ing with all its contents to Ik de
stroyed. The front part was left
scorched and blackened by smoke
mil soaked with water.
The residence is owned und occu
pied by the family of S. E. Eight.
I'he damage to the house is $1,000
anil to the furnishings $K00.
Illauder thr Third.
A third blunder which fortunately.
had no serious consequences, occurred-shortly
after noon today. Some
one threw a ligmeu cigar smo inio
some leaves in the cellar window at
the First Avenue hotel at the corner
f Twentieth street und First avenue
and u blaze resulted. J he telephoned
ilarm gave the location as Fifth ave
nue a lid iweniiein sireei insieau oi
First avenue ami the departmeiitwiis
up in tne air ior.ine xniru urne, in
three days when no lire was found at
the place indicated. Chief Hastings
ran to Mayor Knox's residence and
there-learned by-telephone where the
trouble was. The blaze had started
in a place where its spread was nec
essarily slow and the Xo. 3 company
was able to squelch it with a chemi
cal when the scene was finally
Discovered tn Time.
What might have been a serious
fire was checked by its timely dis
covery yesterdav morning at 1324
Fourth avenue, the house occupied by
James Maslin. A fireplace in one of
the rooms on the ground floor had
been closed up with lath and plaster
uud n stove pile connected with the
chimney above it. Yesterday some
of the burning soot fell down against
the woodwork inside the old fire
place and there was trouble. The
family shortly noticed that the chim
ney was afire and sent for some of
the firemen to come ami investigate.
Wheu ' the baseboard "was cut with
an ax it was found to nave neen al
most burned in two. leaving the
flames just on the verge of bursting
into the room. A few buckets of
water settled the business.
SCOTS FORM SOCIETY
Meet at the Home of Andrew (Jra
ham anil Elect Offi
cers. About thirty people of Scottish
birth met at the home of Andrew
Graham at 012 Forty-fifth street, in
this city, yesterday and formed what
will be known as the Mississippi Val
ley Caledonian society. They elected
officers as follows:
l'resident Charles Morrison, of
Secretary S. 15. Kerr, of Moline.
T reu s n re r A n d re w Graham.
The objects of the society will be
principally social, but an insurance
feature mav be introduced.
Xic Coin left last evening on an
eastern business trip.
Mrs. 1). A.Schuler, of Philadelphia,
spent yesterday in the city.
Miss Sophie Trefz is in Chicago on
a 2-weeks visit with relatives.
Miss Maul Liseoni returned this
morning from n visit in St. Louis.
Policeman Andrew Etzel and Y. II.
Hickman have returned from St.
Dudley Marshall and Will Adams
spent Sunday on a trip to Minneap
olis ami St. l'aul.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCombs and
family, of Marshalltown. Iowa, are
visiting at the home of Y. S. Mc
Combs. Dr. G. Craig, dr., arrived home
Saturday from Chicago, where he has
been engaged in hospital work for
Mrs. Oliva Dcnault. of St. Louis,
visited over Sunday with her daugh
ter. Mrs. Clarence Pratt, and went on
today to Chicago.
Mrs. ,1. C. Anderson, of Chicago.
who was called here on account of
the serious illness of her niece. little
Lillian Williams, whose parents. Mr.
and Mrs. U. T. Williams, live near. the
Milan toll gate, has returned home.
The patient is reported as improv
ing. PACKET BUSINESS ENDS:
WINONA LAYS UP FOR WINTER
The packet business .ended for the
season at this point yesterday when
the City of Winona came down from
Clinton for the last time and after
discharging' her cargo dropped down
to the Kahlke boat yard to go into
winter quarters. I nun present in
dications it seems probable that the
Winona will be supplanted next year
with a larger boat.
LOVE SICK DAVENPORT GIRL
SUICIDES WITH STRYCHNINE
Dora Hoeft. a Ill-year-old servant
at the home of Kalph Xutting'. of
Davenport, committed suicide
strychnine route yesterdav
noon. it is supposed
wen- at the mil torn ol il
SpeelulH ul thr I mailer.
Ladies plump dongola lace shoes.
the style of toe a trifle narrow, sizes
.. loH E. at $LOO.
Ladies bright dongola lace shoes
iq-to-late toes I)E 4in I EE widths.
sizes regular, a shoe mat wouiu oe
cheap at $1.75. for this sale $1.45.
A lot of ladies fine kid, lace shoes
f several different styles, sold form
erly at $2.50, go in this sale at $1.05.
THE LEADER SHOE STOKE.
All who use atomizers in treating
nasal catarrh will get the best re-
ult from Ely's liquid cream balm.
Price, including spraying tube, u
cents. Sold bv druggists, or mailed
by Ely l'.ros.. 50 Warren street, New
Xew Orleans. Sept. 1, 1 .!. Messrs.
Ely P.ros.: I sold two bottles of
your liquid cream balm to a ciisto-
....... . . . . - i i
mer, XMiiuim i.amiHTton. m- neia
chaise street, Xew Orleans; he has
used the two bottles. giving him
wonderful and most satisfactory re
sults. (Jeorge W. McDuff, pharma
cist. C. M. I'hetps, Forestdale. Vt.. says
his child was eompletclv cured of a
bad case of eczema by the use of De
Witt'a Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
all counterfeits. ,' It Instantly relieves
piles. B. IL liiebec and llartz & Ulle
meyer." V" V ' .
Appellate Court Affirms Findings
Crudup and Nelson
BOTH HAD ASKED DAMAGES
Cases Taken From Jury-ana Killing
Made In Favor De
fendants. Two decisions have leen handed
down from the appellate court af
firming judgments rendered in the
local circuit court. They are the
eases of Joseph Crudup, who was in
jured in the fall of the scaffold at
the Young Sr McCombs building.
against Mrs. Julia Schreiner. conser
vator of the estate of C. J. W. Schrei
ner, the plaintiff, suing for damages;
and the case of John Xelson, who
was hurt in a mine at Cable, against
the Coal Valley Mining company for
damages. 15oth cases wer taken from
the jury at the trial here, and both
were decided in favor of the defend
ants. Prisoner Give Hail.
The four prisoners held for impli
cation in the Mi tine murder case
were brought into "court this after
noon upon its convening with Judge
Kamsay on the bench, and their bail
was fixed at $3,000 for William Evans
and $2,000 each in Ihe case of l'aul
Lohrman, William Carlson and Her
man Blohm. The prisoners expect to
be able to furnish the bond required.
ROCK ISLAND TO REDUCE
A reduction of one hour in the run
ning time between Chicago and Oma
ha will be the result of a new time
schedule to go into effect on the Chi
cago, lliick Island & Pacific railroad
system Sunday, Nov. 24. "
Commencing1 that date, train Xo
25. known as the '"Omaha Limited.''
will leave Chicago at i:4. p. in., ar
riving in Omaha at 8:25 a. in., reduc
ing' the running time to 12 hours and
Officials of the company assert
that the present equipment of the
train with Pullman drawing-room
sleepers, free reclining chair cars
and coaches will remain the same.
In tiie County Court.
William llagenhergor. who had
been surrendered by his bondsman,
('apt. J. M. Ilea rdsley. who feared
that he would not remain to face the
charge ef running a .--lot machine
preferred against him in the county
court, succeeded in furnishing the
$3uo bond required Saturday evening
and was released.
Henry Ilannewacker, of Hampton,
this morning entered a plea of guilty
to charges stated in the. bill brought
into the county court against him as
"disturbing the 'peace and quiet of a
neighborhood and the family of Hen
ry Hounds by loud and unusual nois
es, tumultuous and offensive carriage
and by threatening, quarreling, tra
ducing and challenging to fight. For
this henious sin Ilannewacker was
fined $10 and costs.
The stage of water was 2.75 all day
and the temperature at noon was 33.
The Winona and Meghiddo were
IV by Hindoo Don't Go Bind.
Why are there so few lunatic asy
lums nnd so small a proportion of in
sane persons In India? That is a ques
tion which many a traveler has won
der ingly asked.
The Hindoos regulate their lives en
tirely In accordance with their religion
that Is, their working, eating, sleeping,
as well as what wc usually regard as
our "life" In the religions sense of tile
word. Everything is arranged for them,
and they follow the rules now just as
they did 1MKX) years ago. This constant
observance of the same rules for twen
ty centuries l.as molded the brains of
the race into one shape, as It were, and
although their rites are queer enough,
yet there is but an occasional example
of that striking deviation from the
common which is called Insanity iu
countries inhabited by the white race.
They are fatalists too. With them it
is a case of "what Is to be will be"
carried to the extreme. This has In
time given them the power to take all
things calmly aud so freed them from
the anxiety that drives so many white
men into the lunatic nsyluuis.
The Palnlt Vfnui tli? Bar.
An eniiueut American lawyer, no?
deceased, was sadly given to intoxica
tion. On cue occasion he entered a
church while a minister was holding
forth on the future punishment of the
Fixing his eye upon the lawyer, who
was reeling uear the door, the preacher
exclaimed. "There stands a sinner
against whom I shall bear witness in
the day of judgment."
At this the lawyer folded his arms,
planted himself as firmly as he could
aud, addressing the inau lu the pulpit,
electrified the whlc congregation after
"Sir, I have been practicing in tbo
criminal courts for twenty years, aud
I have always found that the greatest
rascal is the first to give state's evi
The wasp '8 nest is constructed of a
first class article of papier uiache, made
from the palp of wood, with an animal
glne specially prepared by the tvaips for
the purpose. . ...
THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
Hair Ribbons 5c Yard
SOU yards plain satin and fancy hair
ribbons, widths up to three inches
ie quick, yard 5e
98c to 51.25 Corduroys, 75c
We have placed on sale a very special
purchase of stylish corduroy velve
teens, 24 inches wide, extra heavy
quality, very much in demand for
shirt waists, skirts and children's
suits, OSe to $1.23 values including
the newest colors and white, none
reserved, all go at. per yd 75c
10 pieces 1.00 Silk Velvet, colors
brown, navy. red. purple, green,
very special, all week if they iast,
per yard 69e
Sheets, Pillow Cases, Toilet Quilts
Large size, ready made bleached ji I
low cases 9,.c and iiysv. Full hem
stitched bleached pillow cases 121 e
55c bleached sheets 39e
Full size toilet quilts, hemmed, sill
ready for use, at -69c
$1.75 Marseilles pattern quilts 1:20
1,000 yards 39-inch fine brown pillow
cue muslin, short lengths, regular
10c quality, all week if it lasts, per
While it lasts. 12'.'.e heavy unbleached
cotton flannel 7ic
tic light shirting prints, all week,
Tuesday, extra wide T'.c dress per
Suits and Jackets
$4.00 Walking Skirts, at 1-.! off... 2.66
$7.25 Walking Skirts, at l-.T off. . .4.85
$5.00 Dress Skirts, at l-:5 off 3.34
$S.5U Dress-Skirts, at l-.T off 5.75
$14.50 Silk Skirts, at 1-:: off 9.75
$10.00 Silk Skirts, at l-:i off 6.67
$20.00 Fine Suits, at 1-:! off 13.33
$10.50 Fine Suits, at 1-3 off 11.00
$12.0) Fine Suits, at 1-:' off 8.00
Only 12ti garments in all in the lot
so come promptly.
The famous Tivoli standard Camel's
Hair Shirts and Drawers, extra fine
and soft, non-shrinking, always
$1.25. this week at 1.00
40 dozen Fleece Lined Shirts and
Drawers, double stitched seams,
regular 5te value, very special,
while Ihe.v last 33c
20 dozen Sweaters for men and box s.
in plain colors and fancy stripes,
A lot of Men's (Moves, kid. warm
lined goods, very slightly damaged,
at half price. 75c, $1.00 and $1.25
gloves go at C7e. 50c and 37c
In headwear for children of all ages, as iu milincry for ladies
and misses, this store excels in assortment, style and quality,
and the prices are the lowest in the three cities. We call
Seciar attention to a few of our leaders in bonnets for
Little white silk French Caps 12 cents, worth 25 cents.
Silk French Caps ;e, worth f8 cents. Angora hoods
in gray, all sizes, trimmed in rnchings of red or blue satin,
and Imiws of the s-ame, g-o this week at OS cents. These will be
recognized ns $1.50 values.
Large shirred silk poke bonnets, made of heavy Faille Silk,
some edged with fur, others with bows and ribbons, including
all colors, go at 82 cents, sold elsewhere for $1.50.
Brandenburg Millinery Store,
"COENEE TWENTIETH STREET AND FOURTH AVENUE.
A Snap in Children's School Hose
The man who made them stands the
loss. One ease, 60 dozen, children's
Armor Plate School Stockings, as
sorted sizes, should have been
fleeced, but by some mistake were
not, while they last, per pair.. 12Jc
40 rugs 27x54 inches in beautiful de
signs, while they last 1.28
50 pairs of all-wool . sanitary gray
I'lankets, bought under value, reg
ular $3.75 blankets for 2.98
300 pairs lilankets, fine Southern
fleece tan and gray, will go quick
100 Bed Comforts, value title, on sale
eill closed 59c
Better ones at 83c, 94c, USe, $1.25 and
Flannelette Waistings 5c Yard
500 yards remnants, handsome Flan
nelette waistings, 10c to 15e values,
this week, while lot lasts, yd 5e.
Sale of Tennis Gowns and Eider
down Dressing Sacques.
50e Tennis Gowns, at 39".
85c Tennis downs, at .. 64c
$1.00 Tennis Gowns, at 75c
$1.25 and $1.50 Tennis Gowns, at $1.12
S7e Eiderdown Sacques. at 69c
$1.2 Eiderdown Sacques, at 88c
$1.50. $1.08 an I $1.95 Eiderdow n
Sacques, at $1.62, $1.39 and 1.15
Black Taffeta Silks
5 pieces 27-inch, $1.00 value, at, per
yard .x 89-
3 pieces 3(-inch. $1.12 value, at, per
yard .. .1.19
2 pieces 42-inch. $1.75 value, at, per
2 pieces 42-inch, $2.00 value, at, per
2 pieces 54-inch, $2.75 value, at, per
yard 2 35
These are absolutely the most re
liable taffeta silks made.
85c Wash Taffetas 69c
Full color line of these scarce taffe
tas just received, sold elsewhere at
.S5c. all go at. per yard 69'.
On Men's Shoes at $2.50 a pair we
cannot be approached; we really do
not know what more can be put
into a strictly fir.t class shoe, even
at $1.00 or $5.00 than is in ours at ,
$2.50, best of stock, newest shapes,
best possible shoe making, and we
are ready to compare them with
any of the $4.00 and S5.O0 makes,
an 1 yet our price but 2.50
Is an extremely fashionable gar
ment this season. But, don't
for jet one thing- : Unless this
coat is proerly tailored it will
detract rather than add to your
jiersonal appearance. The shoul
ders must be broad and well bal
anced ; the drapery must hanjj
clean, smooth and full ; the cuff
on the sleeve must be of just the
projier width ; the Vertical pock
ets must 1h; placed at just tile
rijjht point, if it shall be the
stylish Overcoat that its origina
tors desijjniMl it to lx. There
fore, we recommend to yon the
It is perfect in every important
luinule detail. The fabrics iu
which we have it are proper :
Oxford and brownish ami black
roujjh Cheviots and Friezes, and
every coat bears the Stein-Bloch