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THE ABOU8. 8ATDKDAY, APB1L 25. 1898.
PRICES THAT pLEASE
We have always found that our prices
please the public. Hundreds of hard .
earned dollars have been saved to the .
consumers of Rock Island and vicinity,
and we propose' keeping it up. If a
little is a good thing, more of the same
is better. Keep this corner in mind and
the bg round dollar will stay longer in
Make Note of the Following:
misbnry's Best XXXX floor. 1.05
Shield's Hent floor, per uck . . 81o
Fresh Rye flour, per sack.. .. 27c
Frenh Rye meal, per sack ... 26c
Fresh Urahem floor. pr sack 14c
Fresh cor n meal, per sack ... f 9c
1-pound salmon, per can 9o
Oil sardines, per can So
Mustard sardines, per can... Ce
S-pound can blackberries.. .. 10c
S-pound can apples....; 7c
Gallon ran apples l"Je
8-pouud can apple butter.. .. 9o
S-ponnd can peach butter.... 10c
Milan corn, per can c
Davenport corn, per can.... 6c
Davenport corn, dozen caus. 65c
Dried apples, par pound.... 6c
Dried poaches, per pound ..... 6c
Pitted plunia, per pound.... 6c
Prunes, per pound 6o
6 pounds new raisins 25c
J. T. SHIELDS,
2600 Fifth Avenue.
"Simplicity In Mechanics, like Beauty in Composition, rep
resents Greatest Merit."
TllEBE IS NOTHING
They arc as strong as they are simple. Graceful and correct In
proportions, haodamne. durable and easy running. The finest
materia! under the prettiest finish. All stylet and only one grade
th highest. Arliatie catalogue sent free to any address. Don't
fail to write ns before choosing a new mount.
IlilUl CYCLE m. CO. Injiaoaplls, led
W. J. KERR. Local Agent.
The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove".
you indM lual b irters at same price). And wi'l give tou
35 Pr cent more heat with 25 per cent le:t gasoline than
any other stove. This is an item worth saving.
PRICE ONLY $11.00
1821 Second Avenue.
Shell cocoaout, per pound... 17Jc
Glower snaps, per pound.... Co
8 pounds rice 25c
Large bottles catsup lOe
California egg plums, per can 10c .
French peas, per can 10c
Pure frnit jam. per can 10c
Wooden pails, each lOo
Sack salt, per sack 2c
Wbite-as-Snow succotash. ... lOo
Brooms lOo np
Crushed Java coffee, per
Imperial oats, per package.. 4c,
12 bars new Kickle soap.... 25o
Crystal drip syrup, per gallon 28c
15-pound pail jtellj, all fla
Small pickles, per gallon.... 19o
Buttermilk soap, S bars in
box, per box .. . . 9c
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on the market.
Look at this stove at
fWlihout Oven )
18x25 on top and 27 inches
high. It has the celebrated
JEWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealers offer
BARGAIN OF 189C
Opposite Harper House
WAS NOT FOB JOE.
The Black Hawk Supervisor
and the Court House.
i NEGLECTED OPPOBTUEITT.
Caali Caray Overtook
mttacly BMoa-alM the Fataar ml taa
Kew Taapte aTJaatlca Dmnw Bacon; -altloo.
Joseph Fitzpatrick, ' who has iust
been returned to the board of super
Tisors from Black Hawk Township.
deserves a place in the history of
Bock Island countT.
While the records of the
county accord to the supervisor the
credit that is his, he has not ret
been awarded the distinction that
belongs to him in connection with
the new court house now in course
of construction. Joe Fitzpatrick is
the father of the new temple It
was during his former term as su
in the county
board the res
made the new
ble in legal
form. It was
this act that
served as the
J.PH FITZPATRICK. the new cort
house. At that time the board of
supervisors was not in sympathy
wun the proposed new building, and
while the resolution carried, there
were those among Joe's colleagues
who voted for it, not with the idea
of its carrying, but with a view of
getting the matter before the people.
wnere mey it a sausnea it woall
meet its fate.
Tt Authority to Batld.
The resolution which Supervisor
Fitzpatrick introduced April 28, 1893,
w bereas. Our court house build
ing is old and dilapidated, continu
ally in need of repair, and not onlv
not in keeping with the wealth and
energy of the people of the county.
Din instead ttands as a perpetual
monument indicative of a lack of en
terprise, public spirit and progress
on the part of the county, its officers
ana representatives; and
n nereas. The present accommo
dations are wholly ioadeqnatefor the
no.aing 01 me circuit ana county
court of the county, and the proper
transaction of county business; there
fore be it
Resolved, That the chairman of
the board appoint a committee of
nve supervisors to investigate as to
the needs of the county and probable
cost of the erection of a new court
house and report to this board at it
next July meeting with a recommen
dation as to the time and manner of
raising the money necessary to erect
such a court bouse as will comport
with the wealth, enterprise and pro
gress of the county.
An aye ana nay vote was taken on
the resolution and resulted:
Ayes Armstrong. Britton, Carey,
Cralle, Case, Ford. Fitzpatrick, Good
rich, Hasson, Jenkins, Lees, Metz-
gar, SlcKinlcy. Oberg, Peterson,
ttwanr. Schafer, Schneider, Trent,
Tilterington, Vinton and Powell 22
The chairman appointed as such
committee Supervisors Fitzpatrick,
Schneider, Vinton, Britton and Trent
iumi rot tb rii.
At the July meeting of the same
board the committee submitted its
report s-tting forth the necessity and
desirability of a new court house and
recommending that the clerk be in
structed to submit a proposition to
issue bonds for $125,000 to erect the
structure, to the people at the nest
general flection following. This
course' was adopted at the election
in the fall of 1891 the proposition
carried. Of the plan of procedure
since the public is familiar.
The action of the board was re
ceived with favor throughout the
county, but there were people in
ritzpatrick's own township who did
not countenance such a course. It
is more than probable that the pa
triotic and public spirited act on the
part of Supervisor Fitzpatrick cost
him a reelection, for he was defeated
tbe following spring, but when the
time came around to vote and tbe
matter was laid properly before the
people. Black Hawk, like many an
other township in the couuty, ex
perienced an awakening and helped
the project along. Many of tho peo
ple in the township across the c.inal
realized that Joe had builded better
than he knew and thy sent him
back to the board at tbo'firftt oppor
tunity. aoald Hava Ra m taa Cv-aaaltta.
It would have been a graceful and
fitting compliment on tbe part of
Chairman Carey to have made room
for Fitzpatrick on the building com
mittee. Had he been on tbe board
when the.preliminaries were being
arranged for tbe new building he
should have been made chairman ol
the building committee, but as he
was not. the honor belonged to him
Fitzpatrick is identified with the
new court house history and to him
belongs all the credit that can be be
stowed nponhim in such connection.
He belongs on the building committee
at the present time.
are they who are afflicted with pirn.
pies, boils, carbuncles, running
ores, ulcers, scrofula, cancerous or
syphilitic affections, or any other
blood taint whatsoever, and do sot
try a SO cent bottle of Foley's Sar
aa peril la. For sale at M. F. Bnhn
sen's drag ton.
taamfl Martian If the Bark
IsZaaa V. X. M. C. A.
The Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation will tomorrow celebrate its
12th anniversary. Services will be
held at different churches in
the morning, and addresses will be
made by association men. The
meeting in the afternoon promises
to. be the largest mass meeting of
men the association has ever held
ia its hall. The speaker will be
Assistant State Secretary Bruner, and
E. W. Peck will fill the bill in singing.
The orchestra win be present to help
in the music. .In the evening the
union service in the Central and
Broadway PreSbyterian churches will
be very interesting, and the whole
day is expected to be on which will
be of use ia . the association work.
As the management views the year
it is encouraged by the past and pres
ent, and plans are - being formulated
which will interest not only the pres
ent membership bnt new members
The speakers for the various
churches tomorrow are: ,
Broadway Presbyterian Morning,
E. W. Peck, general secretary, Des
Central Presbyterian Morning,
First Methodist Morning, Godfrey
Hass, general secretary. Galeabnrg.
Christian Morning, F. H. Hopper,
general secretary. Danville, 111.
Grace Lutheran Morning, F. S.
Shepard, general secretary, Daven.
United Presbyterian Morning,
General Secretary J. P. Bailey.
In the evening there will be union
services at the Central Presbyterian,
at which Messrs. Hass and Peck will
speak, while at the Broadway
Messrs. Nadler and Hopper will make
RINGUNGS ARE COMING.
Boek Iiland ta Hava a Visit Sfroaa tba
Oroat Show Kxt Montb.
At last Rook Island is to have an
opportunity to see Singling Bros.'
great eircus, menagerie and hippo
drome at home. In recent years
when the famous big show exhibited
in this vicinity. Rock Iiland people
were quick to recognize its merits
and to patronize It with marked lib
rality. Now that the show is to ex.
hibit in Rock Island the outpouring
snouia, ana undoubtedly will be,
proportionately , augmented. . Tbe
date in this city is May 20, and only
two weeks elapse from tbe end of the
present Chicago engagement until
the appearance of the show in Rock
Island. The business in Chicago
has been, enormous, and the news
papers of that city commend it as
the greatest .arenio exhibition now
oeiore tQ public. Expectation
has already been raised ta a hieb.
pitch here and Ringliog Bros', ad
vent t Rock Island will be a notable
John Leonard was fined $5 and
costs for abusing a horse. He
couldn't pay and went to jail.
ca e-aiev, oettcr known as Ulackie
Williams," is under arrest charged
with stealing a bridal from the barn
of Conrad bcbneidir.
A jury in the police court acauit-
ted Oloff Lorenzen of a charge of dis
turbing the peace preferred against
uuu uj uuu uemi, a ooutn KOCK
Island neighbor. The trouble grew
out of Lorenzen's pigs running' into
W illiam Gardner was placed nnder
$100 bonds pending tbe grand inrv's
action on a charge of larceny held
against him. Gardner borrowed a
mandolin from Isaao Parvv about a
year ago and never came back. He
hove into the city yesterday, hence
Jsis troubles, j .'to i:-.
Dr. Rrid'a Vaaa.
Dr. J. A. Reid ia lwimr triad
in the district conrt at Davenport on
a cuarge oi criminal aoortlon, which
is alleged to have caused the death
of Mrs. Carney. A willingness to
turn state's evidence against Dr.
Held has been signified by Herman
Peters, the young man. whom it will
be remembered was 11po-pH t
been connected with a case in which
he sought to have Miss Deters sub
mit to a similar operation. Peters,
against whom there ate indict
ments, agrees to divulge what he
knows of Dr. Reid's practices, pro
viding the charges against him are
withdrawn. But Countv Attorney
Chamberlain says no and "don't pro-
pose letting reu-rs on so easily.
HeUlaa tha Tta at Bear.
Joseph Woodruff and Thomas
Dougherty, who at the village elec
tion at Sears Tuesday received the
same number, of votes for presi
dent, met at tbe town hall last
evening and settled the matter by
lot. and Mr. Woodruff, the people's
anti-license candidate, won. ,The
supporters of that ticket immedi
ately started a ban fire in celebration
of the result.
Whether on pleasure bent, or busi
ness, take on every trip a bottle of
Syrup of Figs, as it acts most pleas
antly and effectually on the kidneys,
liver, and bowels, preventing fevers,
headaches, and other forms of sick
ness. For sale in 60 cent and fl bot
tles by all'leading druggists. Man.
nfactured by the California Fig
ojrup company only
Brownjr overalls, good quality 25
ecu ia. oommers at La Velle.
Boys' long pants. 50 cents. Som.
s' long pant
MR. AMENT AGAIN.
' - i -
Director Krnyon's Plan of Inves-
FOB THE BOARD TO THIRL ABOUT.
lot Waatavac la Daaa be Fair aa Opaa
Vt Fame B.U
According to this morning's Union
Dr. C B. Kiayon, of the board of
education, now concurs in the desira
bility of a proper ' investigation of
toe cnarges against snpt. J. K.
Ament by the teachers, and insists
that the- board should act in a spirit
of absolute fairness, and he proposes
to suggest to the "board that it
meet ana have the reelection of the
superintendent reconsidered and the
teachers be given notioe that written
charges confined to their own indi
vidual experiences will be received
from 9 a. m. to noon next Saturday.
1 he Union speaking for Dr. Kinyon
"And that if any personal question
ing is desired in connection with the
reading of these documents it shall be
done by volunteer attorney! repre
senting both interests, nnder a spirit
of courtesy which the board will en
force, so that no one need feel that
there is any desire to intimidate or
take advantage. After this reading
of charges and questioning, if any,
he proposes that the board shall at
once without considering collectively
wnattney nave neara and assimi
lated individually, take a vote on the
reelection of Supt. Ament." The di
rector seeks to disclaim any idea of a
snap judgment in Yhe late proceed
ings and attempts to construe the
secret session as nnder the impres
sion that the teachers so desired it.
This suggestion is simply absnrd in
view oi the tact that tbe board took
no pains to see what the teachers
wanted, the only aim being to put
them to as much of a disadvantage
Tba Tcaebava Charge.
As to the plan of seeking the writ
ten charges from the teachers, what
ever is done should, as stated yester
day, come ia regular form from the
board in the proper open session.
The publio wants no investigation
conducted by Mr. Ament. The
teachers were prepared to file
their charges before the . superinten
dent was reappointed, bnt were as
sured by members of the board, who
afterward supported Mr. Ament, that
it was not necessary that he would
not be reappointed anyway. It was
on this account that the teachers met
afterward and gave expression to
their sentiments. They have ar
raigned the superintendent. Let
him be investigated by the board,
and let it throw off this impression
wnicn ur. Kinyon still apparently
seeks to convey, that the teachers
must pass through aa ordeal. They
will be ready to present their case,
but they ought not to be put in the
light of being accased. The super
intendent is the defendant. Let him
be tried. '
' Am.nt at Carroll.
The papers at Carroll, Iowa, from
which city Supt. Ament came to
Rock Island, in commenting on the
unfortunate situation here indicates
the impresson the superintendent
made there. One paper says the
accounts of the difficulty 'surprise but
few in Carroll." while another one
"We nnderstand that Mr. Ament,
now superintendent of the public
schools in Rock Island, has a greater
opposi.ion than he had in Carroll.
It is a question whether he will stay
another year or not. Judging from
the way the Rock Island papers are
roasting .him he will not. His re
election is very doubtful, as it will
be' necessary for the new board,
which convenes in June, to sanction
the actions of the old b- ard, which is
not at all probable. It is, a repeti
tion of the Carroll proceedings of
last year. The president of the
school board here, C. H. Hoeft, abso
lutely refused to sign the cont act
for Mr. Aaent.' This refusal was
almost unanimously indorsed by tie
citizens of Crroll. We nnderstand
that the president of -the Rock Island
board refuses to sign Ament's reap,
pointment. Mr. Hoeft declines to
give or sign a letter of recommenda
tion for Mr. Ament."
1 25 CENTS
Take the Free 'Baa at ferry mas eUreet
to ow atoew.
ITIT IB H-."I3?G3
Never have we shown so . com
plete a line of Tables. Your in
spectxm and comparison of prices
A. J. SMITH SON
128-125 W. Third St., DAVENPORT.
Take the Free Bns
' to our
than the suit your tailor asks f 10
thea the tailor's, and you'll come
1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE. - - ., - 1711 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
To have done wherf the spring days come is
to have that time piece cleaned. When you
are ready bring it to our store. We will put
it in first class order, charge you only a rea
sonable price, and guarantee satisfaction.
Our line of Jewelry, Clocks, Watches and
Silver Novelties is complete, and prices are
moderate Reliability is the one word we
keep in mind.
at ferry-runs direct
IS THE HANDY THREE-BUT-
1 ton. Sack. It is absolutely
essential that every gentleman
should at least have one of
these suits. They are made
this year ia
Scotch' Woolen Stuffs.
The Steia Block company, '
who make these clothes, put
their best merchant tailor
hands to work on them. They
Are Equal If Not Better
more than we do. See oars,
& La velle t
VOU can buy Shoes for a
1 dollar which woald be
dear at 60c; others for 3
which would be cheap at i.
Yon will look in vaia for the
former here you are cer
tain of finding the latter
aad plenty of other bargains
ot the same proportions.
THE WAY TO BUY SHOES
Is to tee Shoes and the
place to see Shoes Is right