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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1904.
tunnel tlrd lonixbt null Tum
dny, with probably hOTrerii
J. 31. SIIERIER,
Temperature at 7 a. in., 63; at
2:30 p. iu- 71.
Call for the new Kinship.
'"Snowballs" at Wilcher'a: "' ' ; , '
For insurance, E. J. Burns.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel Supply company.
Tin and furnace work at Wllcher's.
For bus, baggage, express, call Robb's.
Spencer & Trefz for 'bus or express.
For real estate and insurance, E. J.
Ice cream and ice cream soda at
Fctersen's, 1314 Third avenue.
W. H. Siemon will do your tin work;
1427 Sixth avenue. New 'phone 5746.
Walline & Hamilton, " express and
transfer. Old 'phone 1070, new 5884.
For tin and furnace work, see II. T.
Siemon, 1520 Fourth avenue, union 283.
E. B. McKown solicits your order
for hard coal before the September
Place your orders for genuine Po
cahoctas and choice Springfield lump
and egg coal with McKown.
The Odd Fellows of the tri-citie
will give a moonlight excursion on the
steamer J. S. Wednesday. Sept. 14.
The Ilihau club, which is composed
of an even dozen members, enjoyed an
Outing yesterday at Campbell's island.
There-will be a meeting of the as
sociation helpers at the Y. M. C. A.
building tomorrow afternoon at 4
The O. E. S. Sewing Circle will en
joy an all day session tomorrow at
ttie home of Mrs. William Arnold, 2'.2
Rock Island journeymen barbers
union have issued invitations for their
annu.-il dance to be given at the Watch
Tower this evening.
The Rock Island district Methodist
camp meeting at Tindall's grove clos
ed yesterday evening. There were
5. ' people in attendance during the
Attend- the ball given by the Rock
Island Journeymen barbers at Black
Hawk Tower, Monday evening, Aug.
2'.. Tickets f.O cents. Hlouer's or
chestra. The Rock Island Turner society has
decided to attend the Stiftungsfest,
which is to be held at Kldridge, Iowa,
Sept. 4, in a body. They will leave
Rock Island on the morning of the
above? date and will take a train for
the seine of the celebration.
The C, H. & Q. has made an excur
sion rate of $(I for a round trip ticket to
St. Louis for next week on account of
its being Woodmen week. The tenth
battalion. M. W. A., composed of drill
teams of Camps 1550 and 2 of Rock
Island. 27 of Davenixtrt and !4 of Mon
mouth, will go over the Burlington
road to St. Iuis. The rate is effective
commencing Sunday. Sept. 4. and lasts
one week. The train will leave Rock
Island at ".: U a. m. and arrive in St.
Louis at 4 : :?S p. m.
Harold Wixstrom is at the Moline
city hospital with serious injuries re
ceived in a fall from an interurban car
at Ninth street. Fast Moline. at 7:P.o
o'clock last evening. He was return
ing from Campbell's island. He was
seated in the front seat of the car. No
ticing a friend in a rear seat, he went
to jofn him, and in walking along the
siep at the side of the car lost his
balance and fell. His head struck a
tie. It was first feared that he was
A FLOOD OF COUNTERFEITS
Rock Island Bankers Notified by
United States Secret Service.
Hock Island bankers have been ad
vised by the I'n'ted States secret ser
vice to keep a sharp lookout for a re
cent issue of cleverly executed counter
feits with which the country is beins
flooded. So near perfection is the
workmanship on those counterfeits
that one not an expert in the detection
of bad money would easily he deceived.
In a genuine bank note all lines arr
clear and distinct, while in a counter
felt there is usually a break some
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place. Again, in the genuine, the fine
ruled lines over which the ruled num
bers are stamped are" perfect, while
in the counterfeit some of them are
always broken. A strong magnifying
glass is required, however, to detect
On3 of the most dangerous counter
feits of recent issue in circulation is
a $5 silver certificate, Indian head,
series 1809. check letter A. plate num
ber 389; J. W. Lyons, register of the
treasury: Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer
of the United States. This bill is a
zinc etched production, printed on two
pieces of paper, between which silk
threads have been scattered.
The banks have also been warned
against new counterfeit $5 national
bank notes on the Cape Cod National
bank of Norwich, Mass. The silk
thread is represented by red ink lines
in these bills. These notes bear num
ber 19H07, with the treasury number
Another counterfeit ia circulation
is $10 national bank notes on Miller's
River National bank, of Athol, Mass.
A clever imitation is the $10
United States Buffalo note. It is a
lithographic production, printed on two
pieces of paper with genuine silk
threads. The . check letter of these
notes is "C," plate 105; J. W. Lyons,
register; Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer.
The bankers are on the lookout as
well for an imitation of a $5 bank
note issued by the First National bank
NO PAY FOR LABOR DAY AT
THE ARSENAL THIS YEAR
Men Will Have to Work the Same as
on Other Days, According to Order
of Comptroller of Treasury.
Col. S. E. Blunt, commandant at
Rock Island arsenal, has had posted
an order he has received from the
comptroller of the United States treas
ury directing him not to allow pay to
any per diem laborer at the arsenal
for Labor day unless he works on that
day. This includes the enthire force
at the arsenal, with the exception of
clerks, who are employed by the
There is no explanation for the ac
tion further than that the comptroller
holds the workmen are not entitled to
pay for the day unless they perform
labor for it as they do on other work
days. This is taken to indicate that
the government does not recog
nize Labor day as a national holiday,
as in former years the men at the ar
senal were allowed the day and paid
for it. the same as on Fourth of July.
Col. Blunt states that he sees no rem
edy short of a special act of congress.
HILL MAY QUIT POLITICS
New York State Leader to Retire After
the Present Campaign.
Albany. N. Y.. Aug. 29. Former
Senator David B. Hill, after an active
IoliticaI career of 35 years, announces
without reserve and in apparent good
faith that he will retire permanently
from the leadership of his party in
New York after the presidential elec
tion of this year. There are those,
even in the ranks of Mr. Hill's own
organization, who declare that he has
already retired, not voluntarily, but
as the result of a disagreement be
tween himself and Judge Parker sa to
how the campaign should be conduct
ed. The failure of Senator Hill to go
to Esopus until several weeks after
the nomination, and then only when
Tammany Leader Charles F. Murphy
called, was commented upon as show
ing a break between him and Parker,
who accepted William F. Sheehan in
preference to Hill.
Old Offender is Jailed.
John Maloney, who has been a police
court character for years, was sent to
the county jail this morning to serve
10 days for vagrancy. He was accom
panied by Edward Shannon. Maloney
passed under the name of Patrick Dal
ly. An officer who has arrested him
numberless times stated that he did
not believe Maloney had done a day's
work in 15 years, and probably had
been in jail in a hundred cities over
the country. Charles Page, of East
Moline. was fined $25 .for disorderlv
I find nothing better for liver de
rangement and constipation than
Chamberlain's Stomac hand Liver
Tablets. L. F. Andrews. Pes Moines,
Iowa. For sale by all leading drug
gists. Either Cours9
Iff ESS COLLEGE
ADRIFT ON RAPIDS
Steamer Winona Strikes a Canor,
- Throwing Three Occupants Into
the River Saturday. .
BARELY ESCAPE WITH LIVES
One is Hanging Onto Wheel When En
gineer Happens to Hear His Cries
Before Starting Machinery.
" A canoe' sailing down stream under
a heavy wind was struck by the
steamer City of Winona Saturday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock opposite Rock
Island arsenal, the passengers, Oscar
Wickstrom, Charles Johnson and Otto
Smith, having a narrow escape from
The trio had been up the river as
far north as Hampton, and were on
their return home when the accident
occurred. Their craft was a 14-foot
canoe and was carried by two large
sails. The pilot of the steamer, when
he saw the collision was imminent, sig
nalled below to shut down the engines.
Two of the Party Jump.
Smith and Johnson jumped into the
stream. Wickstrom had intended re
maining in the canoe, expecting to
grab the bow of the Winona, but the
little boat was overturped and he was
pitched headlong into the water, pass
ing under the steamer, and his head
striking the bottom.
Life buoys were thrown to Smith
and Johnson and they were soon on
the boat, although both were nearly
exhausted. Wickstrom was nowhere
to be seen and he was given up for
dead, when the engineer, as he was
preparing to start the machinery that
sets the wheel in motion, heard cries
of "murder" coming from the rear.
ClInKinic to I'mldle on Wheel.
Going to the back of the .boat the
engineer found Wickstrom clinging to
one of the paddles. He could not have
held on much longer, and if the wheel
had been started he would have been
thrown into the river, never to have
The three young men were taken
ashore in a launch from Rock Island
arsenal, and their canoe, which was
held up by two air-tight cells, was'
recovered. They reached their homes'
in Moline at 10 o'clock last night.
Johpson and Smith each lost a gold
watch valued at $73. The canoe das
damaged $75. The young nion say
they will bring suit against the man
agement of the Winona for damages.
The big Diamond Jo packet St. Paul
The Dubuque went north.
Boats down: Col. A. Mackenzie,
Oeorgie S., Isaac Staples. Hennepin.
Emily, Valencia, Ruth, Winona, Loui
siana. Up: Hennepin, Winona, Emily,
The stage of water at C, a. m. was
2.C5; at noon, 2.70. The temperature
at noon was 61.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday amounted to: North, foot,
2.979; teams, 1,495; street cars.2 50.
Danger Height Cbng.
Line 8 a.m. 24 hrs
Feet. Feet. Feet.
St. Paul 1-1 3.8
Red Wing 11
Reed's Landing 12 2.5 0.3
La Crosse 12 3.0 0.1
Prairie du Chien. . . IS 2.5 l).l
Dubuque IS 2.9
Le Claire 10 1.3 -0.2
Davenport 15 2.G
Des Moines Rapids. .. 1.4
Keokuk 15 2.0 -0.4
St. Ixmis 30 10.3 -2.fi
Kansas City 21 S.7 -0.5
MR. WARNER IS REMEMBERED
Retiring Standard Oil Cloth Factory
Manager Given Champagne Set.
George E. Warner, retiring manager
of the local plant of the Standard Ta
ble Oil Cloth company, today was pre
sented a handsome cut glass cham
pagne set by the employes. At 11:30
the factory was shut down and the em
ployes gathered in the main office,
where the presentation took place, II.
Rush making the address and express?
ing the high regard in which Mr. War
ner is held by the men with whom
be had been so long and pleasantly as
sociated. Mr. Warner made an ap
propriate response, thanking those
who had remembered him so kindly.
Mr. Warner leaves tonight with his
family for Akron. Ohio, where he will
embark in business. He is succeeded
here by C. R. Nourse, of Youngstown,
IG0RR0TES VS. CHORUS GIRL
Unclad Brown Brothers Attend a
Theatre in St. Louis.
St. Louis. Aug. 29. Twenty 90 per
cent naked Igorrotes attended a local
theatre vff-terday ana witnessed a per
formance in which there was a laige
and modern chorus. The audience af
ter a critical comparison of the
"white man's burden" and the "young
man's burden," decided it was a case
of "horse and horse."
COURT HOUSE RECORD.
Real Estate Transfers.
Aug. 27. Myron Jordan to Marshall
Beck lot 1, block ITS. East Moline,
Licensed to Wed.
Erie W. Elliott Buffalo Prairie
Miss Bertha L. Whitney
35c BLACK TAFFETA
Ribbons, four inches wide,
something excep- t 7 r
tional, at yd. . . ' 2
A DVANCE fall shipment, one. lot 300 dozen em
broidered, hemstitch and scalloped edges, all
at the one price, 10c, and it's a remarkably "I fn
low price, ten cents .
MOHAIR DRESS GOODS
Are excellent for traveling costumes.
, This week we offer two great values, $1.35 and $1.43,
Fancy Mohairs in gray, navy, blue and black, GQs
45 inches wide, at, per yard ,...'J
$L0O and $1.25 Fancy Mohairs, gray
black, 45 inches. wide, at per yard
Several of the Very Latest Ideas in Fall
: Silks will he on exhibition Monday.
. CREPE POPLIN An exquisite new weave in plain
colors only, all the rage in Paris for both full gowns
and .waist. 24 Inches wide, comes In 24 colors, a silk
.Hint is selling In all the largest cities today for $1.23
yard, we shall open them up at per 0$C
COREAN CREPE PONGEE- 30 inches wide, a "beauti
ful soft all-silk cloth, adapted for house gowns, loung-ing-robes.
etc., usual retail price $1.10 a yard, Tjp
. we mark them, yard
Sample pieces of Black Taffeta and
Peat de Soies.
NLY eight pieces in the lot and
long at these pTices:
U-Inch Pean de Sole, :
pieces. $1.10 qual- 7Qft
ity, at yd.
2 pieces $1.23 Peau de
Soie, 21-inch, heavy, fine
1 piece 27-inch $1.25
Peau de Soie, soft and
1 piece 36-Inch black
Taffeta, $1.25 value, at
vnr.i ..95 c
1 piece 27-Inch blacK
. Taffeta, $1.10 GTf
value, at yd ...c"-'
NEW DRAPERY BARGAINS
ONDAY we open the curtain goods, cretonnes, etc., with some special
prices that we cannot hope to
JScyard wide Curtain
Swiss tOc yd.
2,500 yards standard 36-inch Coin
spot, fancy figured and striped cur
tain Swisses. Sold everywhere for
15a. While they last, f f
Per yard AUL
i-60 PIECES NOVELTY SCRIM
and striped Madras, all away below
real values, at, per yard, 16 l-2c,
15c. 12 l-2c, 10c, K
A TOO early shipment by the
makers of tenuis flannels causes
as to quote some very low prices to
make quick room. Handsome as
sortment staple and fancy designs
for gowns, dressing sacques, etc.,
light and dark styles, 12 l-2c, Kn
ICc, 8 l-2c and
TOMLiNSON BALLOON MAY
HAVE PASSED OVER CITY
Airship, Enroute From St. Louis to
Washington, Sighted This Morn
ing at Wyoming.
George Tomlinson, in his trip
through the clouds from St. Louis to
Washington, may have passed over
Rock Island about noon today. His
balloon was seen early this morning
at Wyoming, along the Peoria division,
headed for this city. The word came
to The Argus in an Associated Press
dispatch, and a constant vigil has been
maintained here, but no trace of the
balloon has been had.
One citizen who brags on his good
eyesight saw what he would have tak
en an affidavit was the airship while
he was standing at the Twenty-fourth
street viaduct. He soon had an aud
ience. The object was followed and
came north just east of the Sylvan
railroad bridge. It was a wild duck.
But Tomlinson is on the way. That
is a cinch. A race of balloons, at
tempting a flight of over one thousand
miles, has never been undertaken be
fore in the LTnited States. The longest
flight in this country was made in 1S57.
Some of the
1 E'-iitV Y.-.-t3i;,ri(,i .
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THIRD AVENUE THROUGH TO SECOND
AG RE AT clean-up sale of twelve dif
ferent styles of the celebrated P.
N. Dollar Corsets at 59c each, these
the makers allow us to close out for
them at the absurd price of 5Sc for
Dollar Corsets. White, drab and
blacks, not all sizes of every style, but
every size of some style, KQ
Mrs. Martin, of Chicago, who is in
charge of our Corset Department, will
be pleased to show and explain to our
lady friends the merits of some of our
new handsome models, and will guar
antee to fit satisfactorily any lady ho
desires a perfect fitting corset. It
makes a difference, and almost every
lady understands what a properly
fitted corset means to the wearer.
ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Great Big Pencil Tablets, On
while they last, each
Big Bear Tablets, 2S0 A
pages, each only Mv
Dainty Covers in Pencil
Tablets, 300 pages, each
Foxy Grandpa Ink Tablets and Com
position Books, while they FZn
300 Ink Tablets, value 15c,
at, each 7L
Colored Crayons, six in box,
per box, 10c and rx-
New Lead Pencils, all kinds, "I
from 5c each to 2 for
Spencerian and other Pens, Penholders,
Erasers, etc., etc., at special prices.
they won't last
duplicate this season on fresh, regular
f 8c yd. .
Special purchase of 1,000 yards,
latest designs of these superior 36
inch Cretonnes, while they 10
last, per yard lol
ARABIAN CORD NETS and Nov
elty fish nets in white and ecru.
Correct for doors, sash windows,
and full curtains. 1 .000 yards in this
purchase, worth from 22c to 1 Or
30c, choice of all, at yd AoC-
TWO very special valm hi cot
ton batting, while they last.
at per roll, 10c
Others of those superior
at 20c. 15c i
and was started in St. Louis.
If Tomlinson is successful in what he
has undertaken he will break all long
distance records in the 1'nited States.
There is a prize of $5,000 offered by
the St. Louis Exposition company.
The balloon of Carl F. Meyers, the
only competitor of Tomlinson, dropped
to earth shortly after the start Satur
day evening from the world's fair
SEINS FOR FISH; IS FINED $12
John Cope, Aged 65, Arrested by Dep
uty Sheriff at Cordova Today.
Upon complaint of Deputy Sheriff E.
E. Reynolds, John Cope, living near
Cordova, was brought to Justice D. R.
McFarlane's court this aiternoon on
charge of seining with a net and stop
ping the free passage of fish up and
down the river in violation of the fish
and game laws of Illinois. The defend
ant pleaded guilty to the charge and
was fined $25 and costs. In default
of payment of his line he was sent
to jail. Cope is about 05 years and
maintains that he did not know he was
violating the law. He claims that he
"s too old to do manual labor and that
'ie had to support himself and wife by
means of fishing.
Very Latest Exclusive Styles
SUITS and SKIRTS
It will be well worth your
new styles , even if you're
THE BEE HIVE
50 COUCHES AND DAVENPORTS
SAMPLE line of the Ott Lounge Co., displayed at the Chicago Furni
ture Exhibit at one-fourth to one-third under regular price. Here's
a snap for you
Our buyer was fortunate in securing these sample coucIips at a discount
of from 25 per cent to 33 1-3 per cent from regular wholesale price. We
have several hundred couches bought for regular fall trad', and to get
these out of the way quick, we will sell these fine all steel construction
couches at a big discount.
Mahogany and Cak Dav
Beautiful parlor pieces, with auil
without let down ends, covered with
silk brocalelle and French velour.
$18.75 value for $X5 CO
$20.00 value for $ 1 3.50
$56.50 value for $30.00
All worth just ono-tliird more. No duplicating tbesp prices. Only cme of
a kind, so be on hand early. Duplicates will cost just one-third more.
pR. O. M. MYERS, Optician.
examination of eyes
TIip mopt completely equipped
best and latest apparatus known
of every transaction.
FORGER WHITMAN IN JAIL
Swindler Who Operates at Galesburg
and Other Cities Arrested.
A. S. Whitman, alias Morton, the
man wanted for beating the Altona
bank out of $300 on a bogus check,
and the Knox County bank out of $400
by a similar game, is in the Knox
county jail at Galesburg, and admits
openly that he is the man who worked
the game. His brother, C. B. Whit
man, who was with him, is not so seri
ously desired, as his part was of less
A. S. was picked up at Hastings,
Xeb., where he was seeking to obtain
money on a bogus check. The Gales
burg sheriff had a hard time getting
him, as Toledo. Iowa, officers and Ot
tuniwa officers wanted him for a simi
lar fraud there. In short he belongs
to a Chicago gang, and he is wanted
all over the country.
On the way to Galesburg, Whitman
opened up and told the sheriff how
he worked the game in the two Knox
county banks. He was enabled to suc
ceed because of his relatives in the
vicinity of the towns where he oper
ated. In Altona he has relatives, and
he is said to have been vouched for
time spent in seeing the
not ready to purchase
114-116 W. Second
20c BLACK SATIN
Rifcfeon, Nos. 16 and 22;
while they last Q -
THE grandest line of laxaps ever shown la th
Tri-Citles 13 now on sale in our China Depart
ment. As a season opener we have set aside ten lamps
that have a large 10-inch decorated globe, best center
draft burlier, handsome decorations and tints, worth
$3.00 for $1.S7. 1 QT
Over 100 styles of other lamps in all, the 1 f ff
newest shapes and decorations, $1 up to .. --Vfv
1" EW arrivals in Haviland dinnerware, fancy
plates, trays, cups and saucers, etc. If j-ou are
thinking of buying a dinner set we know we can
please you; sold In sets or single pieces.
As an extra special in this department we will sell
Haviland Cups and Saucers in several different
shapes and decorations up" to 'Sue values at 0
lust 25c, Yes ' OL'
THE HOUSE FURNISHING DEPT.
VX7S never more complete. It is crowded with new
' and useful kitchen needs, which we are pleased
to show you.
Monday and for the week, large size, long handled,
sauce pans, best Royal Graniteware, usually Ol n
To clean up the garden hose, only a few pieces left,
the best $6.00 kind for $4.00; the O Kf
$5.00 kind for O.UVF
Boys' express wagons, all sizes, extra strong wheels
and gear, at $1 .75, $1.25, GTr
$1.00, and 0 C
The Number One Wagon, worth $1.75. for this " JO
week, $1.28, only ' A.-O
Genuine Leather Couches.
One $48.0D couch
One $10.00 Couch
One $35.00 Couch
Fine Leatherette and crushed plush
upholstered Couches, at Q ftT
$17, $15, $13.50 and I
optical parlors in the west. All the
to the profession. Our guarantee back
by them, which, of course, establish
ed good relations for him at tho
bank. In Victoria be has a number of
relatives by marriage, innocent of his
character. He succeeded in gelling
$1,000 from the Robson, bank then-,
but Peter Strum, the cashier, becamo
suspicious, chased him down before
he loft town and made him surrender
it. At the Knox county bank in Knox
ville. Whitman was represented by rel
atives to be all right, and his cheek for
these cases he used the card of A. S.
$100 was honored by the band. In all
Whitman & Co., a bogus loan and brok
erage firm of which he is a member,
and which has rooms at 100 Wasli
inpton street, Chicago.
Whitman's home is in Chicago. Ilu
is a married man and has a family.
In addition to being a member of the
firm of A. S. Whitman & Co.,
he is asoeiated with a fake
labor employment bureau and the Chi
cago Rug company. In Hastings be
signed the name of the Chicago Rug
company to the bogus checks.
Tho very best of malt and hop-!,
healthful, invigorating and absolutely
pure, genuine German lager, at Ponco
of New Fall