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THE AROTJS. SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1905.
I written ii f: tiii; AP.;rs r.y
maj. h. c. coxsnar.
Iu Oo years, an J it ha.i htn that ljng
tiuc I entered the new-papr busi
less lii flock Ii-lajJtJ, the art of j;t Mius
out a newspaper has been revolution
ized. The perfecting preset s, the ster
cyping and linotype machines, the tl-c-phorM
. and the doz n or her things
that contribute to the makin? tip of
ma j. ii. c. connelly.
t;if daily nfwsiHcr of today wore un-
uu ti to the editor who labored to
furiii.-li news to tin- public and educate
his patrons through his ei:toii.i col
limns "m year ago.
Tin- mi called s-caro funds and the
1 riglit colnrs of I in- sen -ationa! news
j u r have made their appearance
wit ltin coinpaiativt ly few years, and
mine of the papers sold on the streets
t . lay would have been wonders to gen
erations which have passed a-.vay. In
former days news gathering was not of
tin- import no- that i" is today. It was
t lie di'otia page that r-(t ived es.p--4-hi
I atumie.ii. A inulder of public opin
ion it ua.-i in faei. J; win with grea
regiet and di-e .1:1. fori that lie editors
witnessed t he coin il,;; in of IIit Votlller
Men, who 111 Millie ill -! aiieesi have
blou.'!ii tie- " i.iiiiui reiail 111 of the
wiili th 111 and made newspaper mak
ing a "I'll.- iiifs" im-.l.ad of a "proles
t ion ."
!! linirnf In il rl llnc
Adv 1 1 i ing has l.econ.e a 1m. '.ro ss
i I il If A great hair-re I. as In 11
rout. Ill ill I !:e : tile of advel melt is.
ami today the man who Jii. wares
thioiiKh the new papers. fU'iiies his re-1
Odd Lots. Short Lengths, Broken Sizes
Odds and Ends, and All Broken
Lots Accumulated from Our
Big Sle, Go on Sale
Monday iViornirag; at 8 O'clock;
6-DAY REMNANT SALE
In such a gigantic sale'thnt has been in force at our store
the past two weeks there must necessarily follow an accumula
tion of Remnants, odd lots, broken sizes, short ends, etc., from
all departments. These we have thrown out and placed a Rem
nant ticket thereon, and marked at sensational low prices.
THOUSANDS OF REMNANTS
-A. , .. , , . . IU II ... I, 1 H.I
will be distributed amongst families in the Tri-Cities at trifling
prices next week.
Printers' ink cannot do justice In explaining the values that
await you at this store next week. You must come and see for
yourself. Be on hand early Monday.
YOUNG .. McCOMBS
Rock Island, Illinois,
OF ROCK ISLAND
turns closely. Whil the newspaper
man of years past would accept-goods
in exchange for tb apace lie had to
sell, the successful business manager
of to'Jay ik mands ca-sli.
Tta news of the country at one time
fs'f'V-lin by telegraph. Then came the
plates, which continued to be used un
jder improved conditions until recent
years, when they were abandoned by
j the letter newspapers. Now the news
'of the world is again furnished to the
Rock Island papers by telegraph.
J The den: and for speed in the com
posing room has eliminated a large
number of the capital letters, small
capitals and italics, which formerly
a 1 .-rued the pages, and tbes;e styie-s are
Mill marks of in-terest to t.'ie old-time
editor, who may now be found oa
sionally on a weekly paper, adherkic;
to the customs of bygone day a.
The history of newspaperdom in
Hock Island dates hack to ls2'J, when
Henry C. MeGriw U gan the publica
tion of the Rock Island Banner and
Stephe.on Gazette, which circulated
uni-r his nauagetnent until A
record of the life anil death of the var
ions papers started before the time of
The Argus and the I'nion is an index
fo the struggles of the pioneer journal
ism of Hook Island county.
In 1M' the I "ppvr Mis-issippian ap
pear d. with Daniel Crist as publisher.
Four years Harmon fi. Reynolds bought
:he pHper and changed the name tn the
I'pper Missis.-.ippian anil Rock Island
Republican. Jonas II. Case later be
eame the owner, ami the publication
was suspended in 1M7. A Whig week
ly called the Northwestern Advertiser
and later the Rock Island Advertiser
passed through various hands and fi
nally the paper dietl in IS.",.
Oct. is, ls.,1, appeareil the first edi
tion of the uewbpaper that was des
tined to coin' down to the present as
The Argus. It was then the Rock Isl
and Republican, but democratic in poli
tics, the name having been changed in
ISaf.. It-pu!eicatioti was begun by
Fnd S. Nichols and John V. Dunham,
the latter remaining only esix weeks.
In IVjL' .1. I!. Da 11 fort li, Jr.. who re
mained with the paper practically un
til lMlfi. purchased the plant and later
sold a share tn Robert Shurley. In
ls.'iT Pershing t Connflly, then pub
!is!n rs of the Ro-k Islander, purchased
the Danforth interest, and sold out to
him again in 1V.!. After lt;'.t. when
Mr. Danforth sold out. RobertT. Me
Neal. J. S. Drake. Milton Jones an I
Richar-ison & Powers vrcre own?rs re
spectively before the property was
taken by the late J. W. Potter, after
whom the corporation now conducting
the paper is named.
In 1SC4 the Rock Islander was stan
ed by E. J. PerEhing and H. C. Con
. nelly. Pershing & Connelly purchased
The Argus in. the fall of 1S57, consoli-
?, . m 1 i a . : . . 1
Iaatea me mo pajTrs auu luuuuueu
tin? publication of the Islander and
Arguj uuiil SepUmber, lZO.
The I gln.
The Rock Island Union was estab
lished ia 1SC2 by J. A. Kuck. Later
Col. Barucs and Capt. Haverstick each
becametbeowners of the property. O. M.
Barnhart., Dr. C. Truewlale. Capt. A. E.
Wells. Capt. James J. Parks, Capt. II.
C. Cleaveland. A. A. Morey. George M.
Luken. W. II. Burdette aod H. C. Ash
baugh were all owners in whole or in
jart previous to the time it was ac
quired by the late Walter Johnson.
With the Union and. The Argus, the
Vclks Zeitung has survived the resi.
The first German newspaper appeared
in isTM. and two were established after
that. Fifteen? years after they had
gone out of existence the Yolks Zeitung
va ararted. Among publications that
lived and tiled afttr The Argus was
started were the Daily News which
appeared in IS. ".5 and continued only a
few months; tha Commercial, dailyand
weekly, which was in existence only a
short time; the Rock Island Register,
weekly and tri weekly, which was es
tablished in l.vr9 and lived un t il lsfll:
the Daily Post, which survived only a
few months: the Rock Island Star, last
ing about d days; the Republican,
which appeared a few weeks in 1!um.
In these long years many men have
been engaged in the business. Careers
have begun and ended. Many anec
dotes of the early days with reference
to peculiar situations then, seem amus
ing now, and some of these can be re
called by the few left who are familiar
with the publications of that time.
Space will not permit of more extended
reference to them.
II. C. CONNELLY,
DON'T MISSJTHIS CHANCE
Emirj, the Tailor, Is Giving Big Dis
counts on All Summer Patterns.
In order to reduce his summer stock
of fine suit and patMs patterns and to
make room for incoming fall ship
nients. Eniig, the tailor, will give liber
al discount on all suits; pants pat
terns will go at cost till Aug. fi. Over
13i pants patterns to select from. Don't
miss this. This is your last chance to
take advantage of this offer.
Ten thousand demons gnawing
away at one's vital couldn't bo much
worse thau the tortures of itching piles.
Yet there's a cure. Doan's Oiutment
RETURNS TO DUTY
Superintendent Again in Office
Preparing for Year cf
TALKS OF TEACHERS' TRIP
Profitable Meeting at Asbury Park of
National Educational Association
Board Meets Aug. 8.
Supt. II. B. Hayden returned yester
day afternoon from Asbury Park, N. J.
where he attended the convention ot
the National Educational association.
He reports a very successful meeting,
there being several thousand who reg
istered during the week the convention
took place. July -7. Many famous ed
ucational men spoke before the meet
ings and the final address was made
by President Roosevelt, his subject ze
ing ' Brother Citizenship."
Mr. Hayden left here in the first
art of the month on a special car for
Chicago with 32 tri-city people. At
Chicago the coach formed one of a
train of seven such special cars taken
from various points in the north and
west, which ran fin a special schedule
from there to Asbury Park- The train
went over the Grand Trunk line as far
as Niagara Falls, in charge of the
traveling passenger agent, Mr. Bryant,
of the Grand Trunk, and from that
place to the destination over the Le
high Valley road.
' Tlm for Scenery.
Time was allowed to visit places ol
interest along the route. Principal ot
these was the Niagara Falls, where the
party went on a special chartered cai
- do f;'ioiiH trip through the gorge.
Mauch Chunk, in Pennsylvania, was
a. so one of the stop-over points. There
a ride was taken on the interesting
switchback railway through the Alle
gheny mountains. The cars on th
iailway are pulled up a steep incline on
the side of a l,5(i-foot mountain and
ihen run by gravity down a winding
loute for several miles past the preci
pices and ravines, the scenery being
beautiful along the entire route. After
the car reaches the valley from the
first incline another mountain is as
cended and the car winds back along
an equally interesting route to its
destination, which is the point of its
Hoard Meet Au jr. S.
After conclusion of the convention
Supt Hayden. visited relatives in .Mas
sachusetts. He was in Bis office at the
high, school building again this morn
ing and is ready to give his attention
to school affairs. He reports the next
met ting of the school board for Aug.
S'. when the date for the opening ol
the fall term will be decided.
MioivrrN tunlitht nitfl Suinln j j not
much ehnuicr In lempernlnre.
Kalr wntbrr lina prevailed 1obkIIi"
I'nHBe ntnal. but Mbowrra nnl thundrr
Htorma Imvr oe-urrrl over the lloelty
mountain plateau and mont of the "
tlouH to the rmlnnrd. Cloudy Mklea
rontlaue In the upper MImiiUmIppI nd
middle llMourl valley .the lake re
itlon and along the Atlantic lope.
Temperature ehnnKea are itenerally
The barometers are lotveat In the
Mouthern portion of the lake reulon
and from Arizona northward to I'tah.
where the rradlnxa are about 21I.M
J. M. SHKRIKK, OhaerTCr.
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 3 at 3tt30
p. in., 72.
Iasure with McKee.
Zibia lighted delighted.
Zazaro is there, call for it.
liuy a home of Reidy Hros.
Tri-City Towell Supply company.
For bus or express, Spencer & Trefz.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
Starrett's fine tools. Rock Island
Excursion Saturday afternoon to
Muscatine on steamer J. S.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Peterson's, l'J14 Third avenue.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 574C.
Goldsmith & McKee have a modern
four room fcteam heated flat for rent.
Our clothes wringers do wring. Try
one. Rock Island Hardware company.
Excursion Sunday afternoon on
steamer J. S., to Muscatine, 2:30 p. m.
Anti-rust tinware, guaranteed five
years. Rock Island Hardware com
pany. Any patent medicine in the Pru-ri-ta
etore at 50 cents on the dollar. Come
25 cents for big basket of finest
peaches at Harris & Hess company'
The best brand of apple parers on
the market. Rock Island Hardware
Step in and see the finest store in the
three cities. Rock Is'.and Hardware
Three days more of the Thompson's
glove-fitting dollar corsets for C4 cents
Finest Alberta peaches, big basket
for 25 cents at Harris & Hess com
Petersen's excelltnt band concerts at
Men's Madras Neg- -lice
Shirt co liars
attached fast cd
Wash Goods at
5c and 10c Yard
MONDAY wa will offer
lilat the record price of
7 l-2e. 10c. 12 l-2c, and
15c Wash Fabrics, every
odd piece, short length,
single drees or waist pat
tern of figured wash goods
on eolored or white
grounds, will be marked
for a quick good-bye fon
day at 9 o'clock tC
and until sold, yard
Ladies' 85c to
$1.50 Drawers, 69c
Lot of Ladles' Fine Nainsook and Cambric Drawers.
-some slightly massed In window trim, handsome styles,
trimmed with beautiful lace or embroidery, now -marked
85c to $1.50. On Monday and while they last, choose
from this lot of dainty garments AQ
for 69e. We repeat vc
Night Shirts and
FINEST cambric and madras
cloth used in these
tZ( for Men's Collarless Night
D-'C Shirts, summer weight.- regu
lar 75c value for
7C and J1.00 for fine Cambric
IDC NiRht Shirts, all slies, regu
lar $100 and $1.42 values.
aq for Suit of Madras Pajamas.
OC You have paid $1.50 for this
M UoHsiD ir.s 4a n-ta a
'C regular $1.00 uualtty at...79o
every case of
AvO strain re-
No one but an expert can tell.
Our optician, Dr- Myers, has
had many years of experience
and has all the latest and best
apparatus known to science
for carefully and accurately
testing your eyes. We offer
this service to all of our cus
tomers free of charge; His
wonderful success since enter
ing our employ for exceeds
all wo had hoped. Should
you order glasses from us. our
absolute guarantee stands
back of every transaction.
When you deal with strang
ers, it's different.
the Tower Fridays are becoming moti
popular each week.
When you go on your vacation ge
your fishing tackle at Rock Islano
The new fall patterns in furniture,
carpets and rugs are arriving daily at
Cleniann & Salzmann's.
Harris & Hess will have scores ol
good things for Sunday dinner at
greatly reduced prices tonight.
I-irge shipment of furniture, carpets
rugs and mattings are being received
daily at Cleniann & Salzmann's.
They laugh best who laugh with the
thousands that go to the Tower, the tri
nity's most popular pleasure resort.
Parasol bargains at MeCabe's. For
mer price up to $3.50, beginning Mon
day, 14 and 79 cents, (iixid picking.
Attend the picnic given by the Brew
ers' Union No. 98, at I tuber's garden
Saturday night. Everybody invited.
No marked change has been noted In
Mrs. Stuart Harper's condition. Unless
complications set in, her recovery is
The Paragon. A machine that will
actually wash clothes and not tear
them to pieces. Rock Island Hardware
A complete change of moving pic
tures, beginning tomorrow evening and
continuing every evening next week.
Don't miss I hem.
We have the largest assortment of
planes, saws and levels in the three
cities. I.et us show you. Rock Island
Mrs. Caroline Schmid. who has been
undergoing medical treatment at Mus
catine, has returned to her home, S07
Second avenue, much improved.
Expert manicuring, shampooing and
thorough treatment of the hair and
scalp given by Mrs. Sol Ievl, 730 Sev
enteenth street. Old phone, west 59.
A clean-up of wash goods up to 15
cents for f cents a yard, and up to 4S
cents for 10 cents a yard, are the rec
ord prices which begin Monday at Me
Cabe's. No rowdyism, no iutoxicants allowed
on the grounds at. the Tower. Take
your baskets and make a day of it, en
joying the moving picture show in the
Special musical numbers at the First
Methodist church tomorrow evening
will be Schiller's "Hark! My Soul." a
trio from "HeUhazzar." and Lloyd's
"Te Deum," by a quartet.
Steamer Ottumwa Belle and barge
will take you to Suburban Park every
hour Sunday. July 3u and Monday
July 31, to the Eagles' picr.ic and to
hear Chiaffarelli'a band. Fare 5 cents.
The committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the Laoor lay celebra
tion of the tri-clties to be held this
year under the auspices of the Daven
port organizations at Sabut baa Islun-f,
5 a, s
lot of wsJvgrxHls
10 cents yard.
Big lot of Fine Wash Fab
rics, worth up t 4c a
yard marked at 1V. I The
lot Includes beautlfur de
signs ' In sheer ril:iiros
floth. Fumy Ginghams.
French. Voiles, etc.. worth
from lSe to 4 So a yard.
1.500 vards In all
Be prompt, all In
one lot; yard....
now selling at
day, you can choose from the entire
lot for $3.8$. Yes! pick up ti
J 10.00 values for only
A SERIES of exquisite views
on the upper Mississippi
hand colored and finished
handsomely, something the
public have long wanted at
prices within reach.
We huve these views mounted In two
ways and Instead of 50o 91
and 75o they are 39o and XC
DNDAY morning and while they
last. G7 Fancy Parasols, values
up to $3.50, some slightly soiled ; all
In two lots, 7Q
94c und 1 zrc
Some extra cholee styles for early
buyers. No reservations male. Take
what you want.
irONDAY and while they last, we
offer the following very special
lots: Mill lengths staple checked
25 pieces yard wide 10c
Dress Percales, yard
50 pieces 10c Cheviot and Madras
Shirtings, splendid values, good as
sortment, nil at.
Mill lengths unbleuched Corded
Muslin. 3d Inches wide, an ex
ertional bargain at. d
;as sent out invitations to the various
inions and several acceptances have
been received. It is possible that Mus
atine and other outside cities may
lecidie to participate.
That $3.ss price on dress skirts up
Jo $10 should command your immediate
mention. Silk, brilliant ine, cheviot,
nelfon. panama. broadcloth, all $3.88.
Think it over. Your choice for $3.8$,
Afternoon excursion to Muscatine on
large fteamer J. S.. Saturday and Sun
day. July 2'J and :w. I-ave 'J:::" p. in..
arrive at Muscatine &:3o p. in. heave
Muscatine 7 p. in., arrive Rock Island
10 p. m. Fare only 50 cents round
Optics. Don't buy glasses unless you
need them; but find out whether you
should have them or not. No one but
an expert can tell, and it costs you
nothing to be certain. MeCabe's eye
specialist. Dr. Myers, will tell yon all
about your eyes. All it costs is your
The safest, the biggest, the most
beautiful and convenient pleasure spot
in the vicinity of the tri-cities lllack
Hawk's Watch Tower. Take the
children and spend the day there, and
don't forget to stay for the moving pic
ture show in the evening. Complete
change of films each week.
You are invited to attend the annual
hanksgiving services of Black Hawk
lodge. No. 43. V. R. F., and Nakomls
temple. No. 51. S. M. T Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock, at Ilev. I'.' W.
Hrown's church. Fifth avt-nne- ' and
Thirteenth street. An excellent pro
gram wiil be rendered. W. C. Iluckney.
W'. M.; W. A. Stewart, secretary; C. H.
Walkup. master of ceremonies.
John Frederick Nystrom died at hi.
home, 1111 Thirty-e-ghih street, yetter
day. Death followed an illness of 1"
months. He was born In Sweden Oct
21. 1V2G, and came to America in lHtJ.
settling in (Jeneseo, where ho farmed,
loiter he removed to Rock Island, and
has been employed as watchman. He
was a member of the Swedish Lutheran
church. He is survived by his widow.
At the Harper E. Harper. R. H.
Harper, Chicago; H. A. Sampson. Phil
adelphia; J. J. Harrington. Kansas
City; C. W. Sigles and wifo, Iec.atur;
W. 1 Maddoek and wife. Fret port ; H.
I). Parker. Cedar Rapids; Truman
Plantz. Kewanee; George H. Holcomb,
Chicago; I- H. R. Enlck. Philadelphia;
H. Dalhoff; M. liurke. Sterling; C. A.
Ten Crick. St. Iuis; C. S. Townley,
Macomb; C. M. Martin, Kansas Cltv;
A. O. Neidlander. Indianapolis : J. I
Ixng. Oalebur; John E. Juhnaon.
Chicago; lewis Thompson. Clinton.
Iowa; Homer Birins, Aledo; Miss Flora
Bayles. Aledo; F. J. GasUlon. Proph-i:e:.j-s;
T. H. CoIiiUian, Princeton ; P.
7c Foulard Silks,
while 500 yards last
THIS price should
We have taken all our
dress skirts where
there are but one, two
or three of a kind, and
put them iu one lot.
Handsome skirts they
are, faultlessly tail
ored, but they are to
go just the same.
There are Silk Pfan de Soto. Prllltantlne. Panama,
Cheviot. Broadcloth, Molt on and t&ncy cloth skirts,
most all are the popular round length. They are
S5.00 and 10.00 apiece. Beginning Mon
Books at 49c
Are fast vanishing. Remember
they are books by f union writers
and have sold and are selling; In
most pl.u-.s today at $1.0S JQ
to $1.50; here only 7C
A SHARP CONTROVERSY be
" tween the itianuf avturera of
corsets brings to Hunt many funny
incidents. Some makers who less
than twelve months ago would, un
der no circumstances, ermlt us to
break their fixed prlees on corsets,
and would threaten us with ull
sorts of dire consequences If wo
dared, are today asking us to give
them a chance, and offering to make
good to us any loss we may sustain
In pushing their sieclal lines in our
own way. beginning Thursday, the
20th. we. were allowed tot one en
tire week, to sell one style of
Thompson's $1 celebrated Olove-Fitting-
Corsets to every customer at
64c each, all sizes. Is to 30. just 64c.
Nearly every lady knows about the
perfect fit of the genuine Thomp
son Glove-Fitting Corsets, and this
cut price will introduce them to
every lady who Is not already ac
quainted with them; r t
dollars for 04c
CUP FOR CONTEST
Prizes for Swimming Events inthe
Water Carnival Opens Aug. 28 ' -Contest
Among the prizes at the water car
nival, which opens Monday. Aug. 2S.
will be Oj championship to be contested
for by residents of the threw cities.
Its value will be $5oo, anil there w!U
be an annual contest for It. The city
first receiving the cup will retain it
until some other of the three is enti
tled to it by winning more points. One
hundred dollars will be awarded to the
best, woman swimmer, the distance to
be Hm yards. The same amount will
be awarded to the erson making tin
best time in the swimming events imt
exceeding 2oo yards.
1 1. Wade, Chicago; F. Ii. Lincoln,
Springfield; C. (J. Saunders, Council
At the Harms KumjMan I John
Sciillin. St. Iiuis; A. L. Reeves. Stei I
ville. Mo ; Edward B. Thomas, Colum
bus, Ohio; Earl D. Sifrit. Dayton,
Ohio; W. C. Read. Chicago; William
M. Simpson. St. Louis; Frew W. Par
rott. Clay Center. Kans. ; D. W. Pack
ham, Buckuer, Mass.; A. N. Bort. Ite
loit. Wis.; A. Huh. Aledo, III ; T. A.
Frey. Chicago; Richard Klau. Milwau
kee; Richard N. Iwe. Proviednce. It.
I.; O S. Pew. Detroit; c. Segb-r
arid wife, Decatur; C. H. Barnes and
Wife. St. Joseph: Judne O II Fl.v
wife and daughter, Hannihal. Mo.; A.
J. Delmer. James DeJmer. Cedar Rap
Ids; Joe Block, F. D. McDonell. Chi
cago; (I. C. Wright. Cleveland; J. 1
J-ambert and wife. Ab-do; George W.
Reilly. Danville. Ill ; C. J. Byrnes, Isli
At the Rock Island, ( European ) 1.
J. Stein. Chicago; L. B. Bosquet. Chic.t
go; Samuel Stewart. Coal Valley; W.
H. Langston. St. Ijuis; J. R. Pitney,
Peoria: C. R. Mower. Itockford: A. C.'
Campbell. St. Iiuis; O. N. MeGrifr.
Omaha; Olof H. Kyster. Reynolds; J.
H. Singneld. Peoria; Shaub and wif.
Marshaliiown ; R. B Stone, ISalb ;'
C. M. Iersch. Chicago; P. L. Carl. Chi
cago; James Buchanan. Milwaukee; E.
J. Dennis and wife, Chicago; Niel Har
ley, Galeburg; Jim Galager. Chicago;
J. Harry Wilder. New York; M. J.
Kinnball, Chicago; G. Hochrien. Chi
cago; R. C. Bierbach. Chicago; J. E.
Seaman. Kankakee; A, W. Kelso. Chi
cago; R. II. Kllgore. St. LouU; A. I-iw-lers,
Cuba; F. H. Loveless, Chicago;
O. C. Madison, Omaha; F. L. Murray,.