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TIIE AttGTTS, MOXDAY, XOTEIUER 11, 1901.
We have just received one of the finest and
largest s'o ks of Diners in the three-cities.
It will pay you to see them..
A Solid, Very Fine, Box
Diner with French
Same as Cut at
Our Rockers are of the S ime Quality and Jar:
as Che p.
THE OLD RELIABLE FUINITUUE DE VLER3
Corner Sixteenth St. and Second Ave.
You Know Us
Best Made Clothing and Good
Suits and Overcoats of These makes
$15.00 to S27.50.
Not How Cheap But How" Good.
A Solid Oak, Brace Arm, Cane
. Stat Diner, Sama as
Then; is no place like
the YAix YAmg Front.
Our assortment is
larger than over. Our
suit department is full
of tlie most stylish, ef
fects. Your tailor may
fit you as well, hut no
better.. Ask: to see what
we show in L. Adler
Bros. & Co. and Alfred
Benjamin & Co.'s makes
None better made.
COPY OF FIRST PAPER
C. K. Mixter Finds Rock Island
Banner and Stephenson Ga
zette of Aug. 24, 1839.
NOT ONE ITEM OF LOCAL NEWS
Published Once a Week on Missis-
sippi StreetOnly Survives
C. K. Mixter, in searching anion"
his collections of family heirlooms,
has recently brought to light two
ancient iiewspajcrs, copies, of the
Kock Island Iianner r.ml Stephenson
(Jazette am! The I'pper Mississippian,
resectively the first and second pa
pers that were issued in this place.
1 lie copy, of the ISanner is dated
Saturday. August 24, is:i!), and is
from the first issue. The publisher
was II. Mc(irew anJ the seope of the
sheet, as defined in the heading, in
cluded "news. arts, science, litera
ture, agriculture, etc." It is printed
upon but one side of the paper, there
being two pages, about 22 by 16
inches, of miscellaneous matter.
There is not an item of local news.
the presumption being that the
bringing out of the first issue was
eonsidered an experiment and f:o
liable to mishaps and delays to risk
live matter becoming' stale in its
forms. The only original matter used
is the announcement at the head of
the first page that the paper is pub
lished once a week oil Mississippi
street near the ferry landing at $: a
year, with instructions to subscrib
ers as to the manner of making pay
ments anil followed by the announce
ment of the advertising rates. All
the other matter whs culled from
other paers. for the iiio.t part
southern sheets, probably brought by
boat up the river, nnd manv weeks
d.l. Among those credited are the
"cw Orleans Picayune, the Southern
Hose and the Louisville Literary
News letter. The ISanner, it ir.av be
added, survived only a few issues
past its second birthday and then
the editor went to Catena and found
ed the Catena Sentinel.
Thr I'pper MIMiHtpplan.
The copy of the I'oiier Mississip
pian. which was printed and edited
by Daniel Christ, is dated Saturday,
Feb. 10, 1 S4-J. It is a four pace paper.
a trifle smaller in size than the Iian
ner. It contains considerable local
matter and some quaint advertise
ments. Considerable space in the
editorial column is devoted to agita
tion in favor of the improving of the
upper Mississippi "river by the gen
eral government, which congress ap
peared to be very little disposed to
do at that time. It seems there was
a division of opinion whetht r the
work should be done by the general
government or the states. In an
other place the editor announces
with considerable satisfaction that
the teniH"ranee question appears to
be looking up in Kock Island, the oc
casion for which is the statement
that one .1. V. Allen, a temperance
lecturer, had arrived to give a series
of temperance talks.
Mention is made of the keel boats,
which were the first craft run on the
western rivers, and of the number of
steamboats that passed Kock Island
during three seasons. The keel
boats had evidently begun to wane,
for there were but 55 of them in 1S4IS
against 10S in 111. while on the oth
er hand the steamboats that landed
at Kock Island increased from H.I
in 1M1 to 241 in 1S4H. The value of
the mineral products boated down
past the city during the last year
was estimated r.t $1,1)00,000.
The market quotations show either
a scarcity of coin of the realm or a
great plenty of marketable produce.
Wheat i: quoted at 50 cents, corn at
20. oats 18, pork $2.50 a hundred, beef
I cents a pound. hotter 10 to 12 cents
and cheese six. Among the ails. .1.
M. Moore offers for sale a complete
assortment of writing paper, quill.s
and wafers. Lee & Chamberlin wish
to purchase beef, raccoon, lynx, wolf.
muskrat, fox, deer, otter and wildcat
skins and hides. The only "joke"
apearing in the paper is the follow
ing: "A writer of a love tale in de
scribing his heroine says, Mnnocense
dwells in the rich curls of her dark
hair. We shoul.l think it stood a
pretty smart chance of being combed
On Schedule Time.
William 1). Oenrv and Miss Nellie I.
Everett, of Kewanee, arrived in the
city at noon today on matrimony
bent. At 12:40 they had a license.
shortly after 1 o'clock they had
been married at the First I'.aptist
parsbnage bv Kev. . It. Simons and
at 1:M they were speeding away to
ward Peoria on their wedding tour.
YVllon Prlee'n Will.
The will of the late Wilson Price.
of Ferdinand, was admitted to pro
bate today. The testator leaves all
his proerty. bolh real and personal,
to his wife. Caroline I. Trice, and ap
points her as executor without bond.
Notice of Annnal Stockholder' Meeting
Kock Island, III., Oct. 22, 1901.
The regular meeting of the stock
holders of the Peoples Power com
pany will le held nt the office of the
company in Kock Island, Illinois, on
Friday, November 22, 1001, nt 3:30
p. m., lor ine eiecuon oi u. ooaru oi
directors and such other business as
may come before the meeting.
S. S. DAVIS, Secretary.
HOTEL C0ENER STONE LAID:
CHAMPAGNE IN THE K0ETAE
The corner stone of the new Hotel
Harms, corner of First avenue and
Eighteenth street, . was laid this
morning with' appropriate cere
monies. The stone was laid at the
northeast corner of the building and
the mortar used was mixed with
champagne. J. L. Haas performed
the ceremonies ami delivered a short
address, after which, in behalf of
Mr. Harms, he invited the friends of
that gentleman who had assembled
to witness the formality to the Hel
vidcre cafe, where a lunch was
KLTJGQER SENTENCED TO
PENITENTIARY FOR THEFT
I'pon the convening of the circuit
ourt this afternoon 15. F. Klugger,
the junk dealer who was convicted
of petty larceny in connection with
the receiving of a bell stolen from
the 1).. K. 1. & N. ., and of grand
larceny for stealing wire from the
Tri-Clty Kailwny company, was ar
raigned in court. On the first charge
he was sentenced to pay a fine of $23
and to be" confined in the county jail
one day. On the latter charge he
was sentenced to the penitentiary at
loliet, the time of confinement, of
course, being indeterminate.
A jury was then impanelled to try
the damage case of Stephen Dor-
mady against the Kock Island & Peo
ria road. The plaintiff was hurt
while at work for the Coal Valley
Mining company, a car in which he
was shoveling coal at Sherrard a
year ago. being struck by a switch
engine. Dormadv was run over and
uoth legs broken and he asks $20,000
damages. Mcl'niry & Mchniry rep
resent the plaintiff and daekson &
llurst the road.
II. I. Mack was in Chicago today.
Mr. an:! Mrs. II. S. Cable went to
Peoria this morning.
Hon. II. V. Fisher, of (ieneseo, was
in the city yesterday.
W. A. P.rickel. of (!t neseo, visited
in the city on business today.
A. H. Taylor and C. It. Taylor, of
Ottawa, are visiting with relatives in
F. P. Welch arrived home last even
ing after a visit of several months to
the scenes of his boyhood in Hones-
Mrs. M. L. .Townsenl and Mrs. W.
W. Wheeler, of New York state, who
have been visiting at the home of
Maj. C. Mel). Townsend. left on their
return home today.
David Kobinson and daughter. Mrs.
F. W. Weisler. ami grandson. Piere",
leave this eveiflng to spend the win
ter in an Antonio. Texas. Mr. Weis
ler accompanies them .to St. Lor is.
Hurry Sut-kett l-;nl.
Harry Sncketl. colored, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Sackett. died at !:0
last night at the family home, loo
rifth avenue, of consumption. The
disease which caused his death was
contracted in the reform school nt
Pontiac and after suffering several
months in the hospital there, the pa
tient was brought home a week ago
to die. He was IS years of age. Th
remains will be shipped to Ottawa,'
111., for interment tomorrow.
The stage of water was 2.00 all day
and the temperature at noon was GO.
'I he Prescott, Winona, Horace II.
and U. Hearshy were down, the lat
ter with logs, and the Hennepin. Wi
nona. Prescott, (iipsy, Ravenna, Hor
ace II ami It. Hearshy went north.
The W. .1. Young yesterday came
up from lturlington on her last tr:
and in the afternoon went to Kahlke
Itrothers boatyard to go on the ways
for her annual overhauling.
?,nni Ii Prices and Dinner Prices.
Any one who will tnkc the trouble to
compare the lunch and dinner menu
cards of some of the leading restau
rants of New York will make a rallier
surprising discovery. He will ascertain
that the prices on many dishes are cut
on the dinucr carJ from 10 ccuts to 20
A gentleman whose curiosity was
aroused by this singular practice to the
exto:: that he went to the head waiter
for a mors satisfactory reason than the
table waiter could advance was given
"You see," paid the waiter, "the gen
erality of men don't care for a heavy
lunch. One dish and a glass of milk or
a cup of co ITee, with bread and butter,
are snfllcient for them; consequently to
prevent them . from getting off too
cheap we have to put up the price of
single dishes. At dinner time It is dif
ferent. A man wants a ni:m'ier of dish
es for dinner, nnd so we can afTord to
make our meats and fish cheaper."
"Hut do you think that is exactly"
"Honest? Why not? It la always
honest to take what people re willing
to pay you for what you have to sell. Is
It not?" New York Times.
Kecovernd Speech and Hearing.
Messrs. Kly llros.: I commenced
using your Cream Halm about two
years ago for catarrh. My voice
was somewhat thick and my hearing
was dull. My hearing has been fully
restored and my speech has become
quite clear. I am a teacher in our
town. L. (I. Itrown, (Jranger. O.
No comment is needed. Trial size
10 cents. Full id.e 50 cents. Ask
your druggist. We mail it. Ely
Bros., 56 Warren St., New York.
Subscribe for The Argus.
TWO BURGLARS rT
Rock Island Police Release Bert
Welch and Sylvester Hol
ROB SEVERAL STORES IN GENESEO
Their Accomplices Are Arretted -Authorities
It now appears that ltert Welch
and. Sylvester Holquist. the two boys
in their early teens who were found
sleeping in a barn Thursday night
and brought to the station to give an
account of themselves, were wanted
in (ieneseo for a series of burglaries
of a type seldom committed by youth
of their years.
It seems that one of the boys was
from Kewanee and the other from
Geneseo and that the two, in com
pany witn two others, entered three
stores Wednesday night. They
..nocked the lock on a safe to pieces
and stole a sum of money in one of
the places and in the others they se
cured a variety of booty.
The revolver found on the buys
here, and which is now ie posses
sion of the Kock Island police, ap
pear:; to have been part of the stol
en stuff. The other two boys were
arrested and are held at Oeneseo.
Had Nothing Acalnst Thorn.
The two that were here were re
lease! I Friday morning when it ap
peared that no charge could be
brought against them, and they were
advised to return t. Iowa from
where they claimed to have come.
The police are now convinced that
they had stolen property hidden in
jtne barn where they were sleeping,
for a tick they were lying on was
found on examination Saturday
night when the communication from
(Jeneseo was received, to have been
opened and emptied.
COTTNCIL AT L0HSE FUNERAL
K-.M(Itrman Itnried VeMterday The Fez
ler t Mxequle.
The funeral of ex-All. II. H.
Lohse. which was' held from the res
idence, V2S Eighth avenue, yesterday
afternoon, was attended by the may
or nn I city council, dermania lodge
No. 0 of the A. O. C. W. and the Piatt
Deutschcr Itrodt r i:i separate bod
ies. The services, both at the house
and at the grave, were conducted by
I. L. Haas, who is a member of the
last named organization. The inter
ment took place at Chippiannoek
cemetery. The pallbearers were
Hans Stelck. Chris ltuck and Yal
.Innnspii. from the Deutscher Itroder.
and Henry Empke. Henry Lamp. Sr..
and Charles L. Kolls from the Work-
The remains of the late .1. K. Fez
ler were laid to rest in ( hippiannoek
cemetery yesterday. Funeral serv
ices were held at the residence on
'I wenty-fourt h street at 10 a. m. in
charge of Kev. (J. It. Simons, pastor
of the First Itaptist church, who was
assisted by a quartet composed of
Carl Taylor, Miss Kdith Quayle. Miss
Jessie Itogue and .To tin Hazard." Mem
bers of lllack Hawk tent H" of the
Maccabees, to which deceased be
longed, were present in a body and
the rites of the order were perform
ed at the grave. The pallbearers
were Herman Schumacher, Frank
Coeckel. C. M. Williams, W. T. Clark.
F. C. Channon and .It din Murrin.
Back during the time of Queen Eliza
beth nn act of parliament was passed
prohibiting the exportation of wool.
This product was one 6f the great
sources of the natural wealth of Eng
land at that time, ar.d in accordance
with the economic notions of the age
the authorities attempted to keep it In
the country. Imagining that if it went
abroad, even though something more
valuable or desirable were exchanged
for it, the country would be the poorer.
In order to hold the importance of
this commodity before the minds of the
national legislators woolsacks were
placed In the house of lords, where the
Ji'dges sat. Hence the lord chancellor,
who presides over' the house of lords,
"sits on the woolsack." The woolsack,
according to a printed description, is a
"large square bag of wool without
back or arms and covered with red
Fusel oil, or "faints." as It Is com
monly called alout the distilleries in
England, according to the London lan
cet. Is a primary arayl alcohol mixed
with primary and secondary propyl al
cohols. In England it can be obtained
gratis at Rnme distilleries. It Is used
locally as an external application for
rheumatism. It Is obtained from fer
mented grain or iotatoes by continu
ing the process of distillation after the
ordinary spirit has all "come over." It
is an oily liquid, with a burning, acrid
taste and an odor said to resemble
Jargonelle pear. It has Intoxicating
and jioisonous properties considerably
more powerful than ordinary spirits.
That Throbblnc Headache
Would quickly leave you, if you
used Dr. King's New Life Pills.
Thousands of sufferers have proved
their matchless merit for sick ami
nervous headaches. They make pure
blood and build up your health. Only
23 cents. Money back if not cured.
Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer, drug
gists. . -
THIRD AVENUETHROUCH TO SECOND
Handsome all wool albratross waists
all shades of pink, blue, nile and
old rose you always pay $:t to $3.50
for them snap these
This department is doing the great
est business in its history. Quality,
style anl always the lowest prices,
draw the buyers here. Some of this
J7-iiich Kersey storm collar jackets.
lined throughout colors, black and
castor, all sizes,
Yery special lot of three-quarter
length coats of elegant kc-rsey, vel
vet or satin trimmed, very t:xylish
garments, lined with heavy satin,
regular prices are $22.50, $25 and
$28, but the price we bought thein
at enables us to sell o
them for iD.OU
Heavy Melton walking skirts, stitch
ed flare, strap, trimmed, colors,
black, brown and oxford, also fine
hair stripe walking .skirts with
graduated flounce, worth $5.50 and
$0, big values these are
New Kaglans, Newmarkets, I'lsters,
etc., coming in every day.
Still the crowd conies you can't
keep them away. There's a big say
ing on every pair of shoes you buy
here. For this week we mention
Ladies fine Dongola shoes, heavy ex
tension soles and military heels,
would be cheap at $2.75. ty (f
this lot, per pair .UU
I toys' all solid Case) and Kangaroo
calf, school and work shoes with
heavy soles at $I.-40,
A Smash.in Millinery.
We won t say how we got it. The
simple fact that we have just receiv
ed the goods and they are all fresh
and new. should suffice.
Children's Tain 'o Shanter Caps,
worth 75c. 30e and i'te, be quick for
these at 25e. l.c
A big lot ol $1 black, navy and cardi
nal. Kegatta an I Cafalae hats, all
trimmed, ready-to-wear hats for
21'c a dollar for
0 tlozcn (72) red and navy, ready-to-wear
(trimmed) cascade AOf
hats at 42c C.j
Twelve other rich bargains in the
lot equally as good.
Hats to Match
This is the season when ladies
occasions. We are prepared
order work is our forte, as we
had in this vicinity.
Sp ? fj
fLeady Trimmed Hats
Our assortment of Trimmed Hats is undoubtedly the !est in the three
ci ies. Ladies here always find the latest millinery fancies exempli
fied. The prices are so low that the most economical can here give
themselves the pleasure of buying a hat which is modish, beautiful in
color and artistic in workmanship.
Brandenburg Millinery Store,
" COllXEIi TWENTIETH STREET AND FOUKTH AVENUE.
There'll be trouble in this depart
ment this week. Come promptly for.
your share of it.
One case. 2,500 yards fancy and high
colored tlrajiery and dress prints,
every day this week at 2 Qr
o'clock, '&ysc per yard Oil
One tale, 1,200 yards fine brown mus
lin, every day at 3 -o'clock, Q'rk
o'e per yard OC
Every day, all daj while they last,
.tO-inehlSVljC fleeced back, twill sat
Every day at 11 o'clock, good quality
cotton batts. 0x
For the Horse.
50 large square stripe indestructahle
horse blankets, all strapped ami
buckles, at ff
Dress Goods and Silks.
Some extreme bargains in the sea
son's best fabrics, commencing Mon
day and for the week
$1.00 Tailor Suitings for 4!c an un
usual snap. Fine all wool covered
usual -snap. Fine all wool cover
suiting cloth, 52-inches wide, in the
correct modes, tans and gray, never
shown for less than $1 a. A Qr
yard, this week at T'jl
50-inch heavy basket cloth, all pure
wool, black only, $1.00
value, at per yard
Fancy wool waistings and mercerized
broehe waistings, value is
exceptional, at per yard . .
$1.00 black r.engaline Silks 39c ex
traordinary offering of handsome
put in figured, black Itcngaline
s-'ilks, made by Cheney Itr)s.,"the
best makers of black silks, be
ouick. thev won't stay here long at
Sharp bargains for this week
Ladies' and misses' elastic ribbed
cashmere hose, usually 35c, but
not all sizes, take what there are
this week, at
Infants 25c quality, cashmere hose
with si!k heels and toes, a few
slight imperfections, choice, all
sizes, at -J pi
31 dozen misses gray wool hose, sizes
.. 1o H v j. . worth 25c, at 1 fir
a pair V2Uv. and IUC
of all the novel Overcoats
this season is Model "P."
It is made with, yoke front
and hack, in the hroad
chested effect, and is cut
very long:. The sleeves are
finished with small round
ed cuffs. The vertical com
bination pockets add to its
character and comfortable
ness. Fabrics are Plain
Black Oxford and
Brown Friezes and
Dark Plaid Rough.
Cheviots and Vicunas
The linings sire of excellent
quality Cloth, combina
tions of Silk and Worsted.
This Coat is sure to be be
coming to most men, and
all shapes can lie as readil3r
lit ted as if ordered to
arc looking for special hats for special
to match gowns of any shade. Special
consider our workers the best to be