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Now and Then
They get in line with Shields' prices, but he
makes another dash and gets out of reach
again. Keep your eyes open for his b'g bargain
snaps and profit accordingly. Here are
A Few Specials for This Week.
8 bars Santa Clans soap 25c
Gallon can peaches, per can.. 23c
I'tesh corn meal, per sack.... ' 9c
1-pound salmon, per can 9c
Oil sardines, per can So
Mustard sardines, per can... 6c
3-pound can blackberries.... 10c
3-pound can apples 7c
Gallon can apples 17Je
3-pound can apple batter.. .. 9a
3-pound can peach batter.... 10c
Milan corn, per can Co
Davenport corn, per can.... 6c
Davenport corn, dozen cans. 65 3
Dried apples, per pound.... e
Dried peaches, per pound .... 6c
Pitted plums, per pound. r.. 6c
I'rnoes, per pound 5o
Gallon Pears per can.. .. 28c
Gallon Apricots per can 29 c
Kaacy Minnesota Burbank pota
toes, on It 30 cents per bushel.
Large Ear If Ohio l'otatoes 40
cents pnr bushel. The finest seed
The above are but a few of the bargains we are
offering. Remember, we slash all along the
Yours for Cash,
J. T. SHIELDS,
2600 Fifth Avenue. Telephone 1217.
"Simplicity In Mechanics, like Beauty in Composition, rep
resents Greatest Merit."
1UEBU IS NOTHING
They are as strong as they are simplo. Graceful and correct In
proportions, handsome, durable and eav reusing. The finest
material under the prettloat finish. All styles and only one grade
the highest. Artistic catalogue sent free to any address. Don't
fail to write ns before choosing a new mount.
Wl CYCLE UK CO. Indianapolis, iRd
W. J. KERR, Local Agent.
The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove,
you inditiJual burners at same price). And will give you
25 per cent more heat with 25 per cent less gasoline than
.any other stove. This is an item worth saving. '
PRICE ONLY $11.00
Till: liK.TF.ST IIARG.U.X OF 1S9C,
Allen, Myers & Company
Second Avenue, - - Opposite Harper House
Three dozen Eggs 25c
6 pounds new raisins 25o
Sbreaded cocoanut, per lb... 17Jc
Ginger snaps, per pound.... 6o
8 pounds rice 25c
Large bottles catsup 10c
California egg plums, per can. 10c
French peas, per can I0o
Pure fruit jam. per can 10c
Wooden pails, each 10c
Sack salt, per sack 2o
Wbite-ss-Snow succotash. . . . 10c
Brooms lOo np
Crushed Java coffee, per
Imperial oats, per package.. 4c
13 bars new Nickle soap.... 25c
Crystal drip syrup, per gallon 28o
15-pound pail jolly, all fla
Small pickles, per gallon 19c
Buttermilk soap, 3 bars in
box, per bos 9c
Home grown potatoes 17Jc per
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on 'the market.
Look at this stove at
(Without Ovn )
1SXJ5 on top and S7 Inches
high. It has the celebrated
JEWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealer offer
NEED OF A LANDING
Caused by the Condition of the
LOCAL ' PACKETS FEEDIOAlfEHT.
Jo Loaa- Cauaot Lud oa Either Side at
( Rlvar Her Except by Coartasy
Tk Bttaatloa Worm Bar Thaa In Uar
eaport Tlana to Act ,
More positive evidence in support
of the proposition .to improve Rock
Island's river front is now presented
in the fact that a local packet is
unable to make a landing here. The
Jo Long a little boat owned by Capt.
J. N. Long, and of which Capt. B. A.
Conger is master, has been launched
in the short trade between Bock
Inland and Clinton, running opposite
the Verne Swain. The Long leaves
nere at i uj a. m. ana reaches Clin
ton at 11:30; returning she leaves
Clinton at 3:30 and is back here at
6:30 p. m.
Toe Long, however, is shot ont of
a landing both at Bock Island and
Davenport. Across the river the
levee, so much as there is of it, is
better than Rock Island's, but it has
teen neglected until there is not
more than a conple of blocks of ac
cessible river front left, and that is
all taken. Today Capt. Long re
ceived orders that there was no plate
oa mat siae mat ne coma land ex.
cept by special arrangement, and
this Mayor Vollmer is seeking to
make. On the Bock Island side the
wharfage from East Seventeenth to
Eighteenth street is taken by the
regular packets and the ferrv. East
of Eighteenth there is abundant op
portunity to prepare a good levee
and landing, but it is just now occu
pied as a dumping ground. The
landing or sand Dartres there has not
only established a serious obstacle to
boats . getting in. but has so tilled
the haibor with the drippings of
ana mat coats cannot get in. Capt.
Long complained to Mayor Knox of
me situation this morning, and he
agreed to call the aldermen together
this evening and look into the mat
ter, tor the present the Rock Isl
and and Davenport Ferry company
uss giTen me do L,ong the privilege
of lauding on its serviee dock below
the regular one at the foot of Eigh
teenth street, where the Long's
agent, r. e. vunnin, is receiving
To SolT tba Problem.
The present situation on the river
front sustains the warning the An.
of s has so of ted made. Kock Island
is losing its levee inch by inch, and
unless It raves it now it will be too
late. Our river interests are of too
great importance to be neglected 8.3
they have been. The sand boats
should have their place to land, but
they shonld not be permitted either
to block other crafts or to make a
dumping ground of the levee. Other
provision can be made for the sand
traffic. The only way to solve the
problem on the river front is to
pave and improve the levee. With
three blocks ret apart and put in
shape for river purposes and with a
wharfmaster to guard it Rock Island
will be io a better, position to invite
water commerce, no matter bow lit
tle cr how great, than most other
cities along the Mississippi. It
seems difficult to understand that it
should require so much urging to
bring the importance of this matter
before the council. The river front
must be looked after. The levee
must be saved, and it must be done
now, before it is too late.
MAY MEAN VERY MUCH.
Tbt Cham Wblctt Mar or Kuos Mad la
th rollcft Committer. "
There in considerable speculation
as to what will be the result of that
change which Mavor Knox made in
the poll e committee at Monday eve
borne arc inclined to think that it
ill mean much toward revolutioniz
ing the citj's moral condition. And
an it will if two of the gentlemen on
the new committee carry ont what
they have heretofore expressed them
selves to be the proper manner in
which to deal with certain questions.
lue committee is now composed of
Aids. Kennedy, toss and Winter.
Why I be mayor deposed his two con
stituent?, Albert J.hnson and A. E.
Nelson, is easy to conceive, although
they say they don't understand wny
they were given the boots. The
mayor has several times dating his
first year declared his intention to
rid the saloons of questionable char
acters and give the city a general
overhauling morally. And he has
made an occasional attempt at it;
but it seems little heed was paid to
his orders. Certain members of the
council have been harping for these
reiorms. Ana Dy changing the po
lice committee the mayor thinks he
sees a way to shift the responsibility.
So if there is a complaint made he
can refer it to the police committee.
wntcn is now controlled by professed
The stace of water at the Rock Isl
and oriuge mis morning was 9 85
and falling; the temperature 85.
The K J. Wheeler came down and
the B Uershey and Jo Long passed
up. wnue me erne iwaln was in
Needs assistance it mar be best to
render it promptly, but one should
remember to use even the most per
fect remedies only when needed. The
best and most simple and gentle rem
edy is the Syrup of Figs, manufac
tured by the California Fig Syrup
THE ABGUB, FBIDAt, MAY 8, 189& . - ' 5
HEARD BY THE -COURT.
Tfco Salt In vol Tine tb Bock Islaad Ka-
Before Jndge Glenn yesterday the
caancery case- lately aeciaea by him
in which the Rock Island National
bank and others were complainants
and Thompson Wells and others
were defendants, came np for con
sideration on a petition lor a -rehear
ing . filed by Thompson & Wells.
The mortgage in this case was given
by the Keator Lumber company in
ioz to secure . various debtors.
Thompson & Wells, defendants.
claimed that this mortgage did not
effect them because they recovered
In 1888 in the United Ststes circuit
court in Chicago a lodgment against
the lumber company, which new
amounts to over fzo.OOJ. and that this
judgment is prior to the mortgnce
lien. Judge U enn decided that
this judgment lost its lien be
cause when it was taken to the
supreme court of the Uni-.ed States
on a writ of 'error, certain necessary
icings to oa aone were not done, and
hence the judgment lien was lost. To
reliese against this. Thompson &
Weils asked a rehearing for the pur
pose oi making prooi mat mete mat
ters that were aupposed to be left
undone were in fact done, and there
fore the decree of the court shonld
be changed. Judge Glean allowed
Thompson & Wells were represent
ed oeiore judge Ulenn by John'S,
Miller, of Chicago. Hon. James O,
Neill, of Wisconsin, and Jackson &
Buret, of this city. The com
plainants were represented by
Corporation Counsel W. R. Moore,
of Moline, and Sweeney & Walker,
oi this city.
Befor Jadaa Blgalow.
Judge Bigelow was kept busv all
day yesterday listening to a case in
volving 196 with William Behrens
ai plaintiff and W. A. Gutbr.e and
Henry Brockman as defendants.
Behrens was employed in the me
chanical department of the American
made, which until about a year ao,
when it went to the wall, was issued
by the Bock Island Printing and Pub.
nsning company, lie had the
amount given above coming in
wage. But pay days in that insti
tution were far between. It finally
dawned upon him that an attempt
wunn oe maae to oaniDoezle him
ont of his bard earned coin. So he
planned to levy on the goods, but
tney were qu'ckly transferred by
Mr. Gutnrie, wh) was president of
the company, to Mr. 'Brockman.
cne of the directors, who disposed of
Attorneys Weld and Cramer an
peared for Behrens and Mx E. Swee
ney for the defendants. Judre Bie-e-
iow nnauy toon the case under
EXAMINING THE BIDS.
Western . laiaae Hospital ComanUatonara
Have a Tuk Beroro Than.
Commissioners Eden. Rata onH
Medill together with Architect Lewis
M. Curry are in session at the Har
per this afternoon opening the bids
lor tne new western insane hosDital.
of which there are 27. It will h
two dayB before the commission will
be able to determine the lowest hid.
der, the propositions being neces-
tan y complicated.
Commissioner W. Shnldnn fll nr.
rived from Galesburg last eveaing
ami juage dona li. KJeu, of, Sulli
van, came in this niornintr. 'as did
Archtect Lewis M. Curry, of Chi
cago. The latter brousht 9 bids
with him, which with those snhmil-
ted to Mr. Medill brought the list up
This mornin? Trustees Eden. Rile
and Medill went for a drive about
the city and island, and returned re.
freshed and rtady for this afternoon's
ordeal. A number of additional ma
terial men have arrived on the
ground, amon? others. C it iiinir.
cell. of Minneapolis, who represents
me ctormern Hydraulic Pressed
Brick company, a buff colored ma
terial. Mr. Bicknell is an nl.l nl
lege friend at Beloit of Arthur Bur
rail, of this city, who, too, is in the
field of competitors for material, be
ing the manager for the Colona
BUT IT'S ALL OVER NOW.
Proposed MarrlacaoT Rock Island Young
asaa aad a Mollno Lady Oft.
A marriage license was inmul t
the county clerk's oflice Tuesday
a ft m m - n
Aim ii, wiriiz ueiger and Miss
IT i : i
But the wedding nnvernni.nff
and it is not liable to unless the
vonnr ladv's mother nut th i.
(ieiger. as she is alleged to have
lurcaicneu aoing. xoong Ueiger Is
employed at the meat "market of
Brooks & Glass at 2702 Seventh
avenne. The lady in the case comes
from Moline. The wedding was set
for last Saturday, according to the
young man's story. He says the whole
difficulty lies with Miss Froelicher's
winner, weger spates that be paid
a visit to his intended the day prev
ious to the one on which tie wedding
was to have been celebrated, to talk
over matters when Mrs. Froelicher
took a band in the discussion and
finally wound np by declaring the
wedding would not take place. "
Miss Froelicher finally said the
best thing for them to do was to part.
And part they did. But Monday the
young lady'e mother looked at the
matter differently, and cam tn Rrw-u
Island after Mr. (ieiger. She desires
the marriage to come off now. But
Geitrer has chanced his mind. Henee
t7.S7 buys a suit of ns that others
ask f 12 for no better. The London.
Two Strangers Do a Job on
WILLIAM SETTLE 13 TEE VICTIM
Walla Weadlnc Hoaaavrard Ova th Hill
Abnt Two Bells Tbta Morntaa; B
Claims t Hits bm ReJIfTed of Xoaay
William Settle tells the police that
he was confronted by two' strangers
while wending his way up Seven.
teenth street toward South Rock Is
land about 2 o'clock this morning
and relieved of 36 and a parcel of
The hold-up Is alleged to have oc
curred just; south of Twelfth av
enne which is a very lonely spot on
that highway and an excellent place
ior the sandbagger. Settle is
yonog man who says he is employed
by George Richmond, who resides in
South Rock Island. He came to the
city last night to make a few neces
sary purchases in the line of wearing
apparel. He tarried somewhat longer
tnan he intended and it was on the
shady side of midnight when he
started homeward. He proceeded
on out Seventeenth street, as he of
ten did before, without the least
fear. His course was smooth until
reaching that bend in the roadway
near Twelfth avenue. Here he says
two strangers stepped in front of
Victim Cries far Help.
About ths time Officer Carnee- was
patroling Ninth avenne in the
vicioity of Seventeenth street. Sud
den he was attracted -by cries for
help, coming from the direction of
the hill. Re hurried up the roadway
and was met by young Settle who
told him this story. .He said the
men took beside his money a pack
age containing two pair or pants
and two working shirts. He then
bettle promised Officer Carnes that
he would come to headquarters to
day and explain1 the affair to Chief
Etzel, bnt thus far be has not made
his appearance. .
WANT MORE MEMBERS.
Kan? People of Bock Island Would Like a
school Board Chance.
In view of the renrehenBihln action
oi me present Doard oi education
with reference to the reappointment
of Supt. Amont, there have been
numerous inquiries as tt tne possi
bilities of Rock Island availing itsalf
of the general incorporation law in
scnooi an airs ana tnereoy having the
advantage of nine instead of five
memoers. , ine danger oi the board
being manipulated as has been shown
id iue present instance won in then.
It is contended, be obviated. The
Rock Island schools are ooerated nn
der a special charter and are gov.
ernea aosoiuteiy Dy their own laws.
The school district could abandon its
charter or could bv vote of the nen
pie at a school election come under
tne jurisniction oi tne general incor
poration iawa oi tne state.
The Moline schools are ao enn
ducted, and have nine instead of five
members, with the addition of the
president, which latter officer ia
elected each year and has no voice in
the board, bis position beinf nurelv
executive in character. The terms of
the board members are three years
Whether Rock Island would he
benefited bv the change in the
tern is a matter of diecussion just
Beaolts Tell the Story.
A vast mass of direct, nnimneaeh.
able testimony proves beyond any
nnssihilitv nf dniiht. that RnnJ',
saparilla actually does perfectly and
permanently cure diseases caused by
impure blood. Its record of cures is
uneqnaled and the cures have often
been accomnlished after all nther
preparations had failed.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. bil.
ionsness, jaundice, indigestion, sick
They are Twins.
Purity and quality are
what you want tn gro
ceries. None bnt whole- -some
foods will be found
in our store.
YOUR SUNDAY DINNER
Can be ordered here and
yon may feel assured of
getting everything of
the best. A full line of
fresh vegetables in ad
dition to oar regular
HIGH GRADE GROCERIES
i Strawberries and other
fruits, and in fact every
thing that goes to make
op a good bill of fare.
Try ns and see if we can
GEO. 1 UcDOIIALD
SSM Fifth An. Ffcoae 1196.
Take the Free 'Bus at ferry-runt direct
to onr Store.
Never have we shown so com-
plete a line of Tables. Your in
spection and comparison of prices
A. J. SMITH & SON
123-125 W. Third St., DAVENPORT.
Take the Free 'Bus
i Paddle Your Own
ai inc pi ice
But Let Them
priae into a
jj line oi
4 yjfvuuiiXsJL a
ji8oA Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STOBE, .... 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
That's how they describe our laundry work. That's how
It feels to the wearer, and that's how it looks, too. Our best
advertisement is a satlsfled patron. There's wliere we die- .
tance our competitors. We don't want your bundle just one
time. We try to do it so you will send it again. No laundry
is absolutely perfect we have bad luck sometimes, but not
often. Our niacbinery U first class, our help skilled and we
do the right thing on loseee or errors. Delivery service
prompt and reliable and charges reasonable. Give ns a
chance to show you what we can do. A postal will bring
the wagon to your door.
Rock Island Steam Laundry
West Seventeenth street.
IEMLi 3S S3
at ferry runs direct
Canoe in other words, when you spend ?
your money you are responsible for the ?
jr apdtu n. iiis tunc we arc"
going to tell you about some money r
saving ciomes ior me w
VVe have bought an enormous stock of w
suits for the spring and summer season,
and in order to make room we have de-1
cided to let the bovs wear nur r1nthinr 1
. . e. jr
ui iiic cneapesi.
The best is not too good for
CLrA 1.1 !1t A. . 1 -
uuvu . viuliics win put mai
ooy wnicn is so
am v cut?
But for beauty and good solid
wearing qualities is the reputa
tion of our shoes. They will wear
longer than almost any shoe on
the market, because the material
is selected by the best judges of
leather, and the work it done by
experts. We can show you any
style that it handsome in ladles',
misses', children's, youths', or
men's shoes, and our prices are as .
low as the lowest.
& Sexton. Telephone 1201.