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THIS ARQU8. THURSDAY, MAY 14,
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 Claus foap 25a
Gallon can peaches, per can.. 23o
Fresh corn meal, per aaclc .... 9c
1- pound salmon, perean 9c
Oil sardine, per can So
Marttrd sardiacs. per can... Co
S-pouod can blackberries.. .. 10c
. 3-pound can apples 7c
Oallwn can apples 17Je
3-pouud can apple butter.. .. 9o
2- pouDi caa peach batter.. . . 10c
Milan corn, per can 6c
lavn port corn, per can.... 6c
Ltavenport corn, doson can. 65c
Dried apples, per punnd.... 6c
Dried peaches, per pound... 6c.
fitted pi araa, per pound.... 6c
Proses, per pound 6c
(Iallon Pears per can 28c
(Iallon Apricots per can 2 Ho
Fancy Minnesota Iltirbank pota
toes, only 30 cent per bushel.
Largs Earl Ohio Potatoes 40
runt per bushel. The finest seed
The above are but a few of the bargains we are
offering. Remember, we slash all along the
Yours Tor Cash,
J. T. SHIELDS,
2600 Fifth Avenue. Telephone 1217.
"Simplicity In Mechanics, like. Beauty In Composition, rep
resents Greatest Merit."
THESE IS NOTHING
They are as strong as they are simple. Graceful and correct In
proportions, handsome, durable and easy running. The finest
material under the prettiest finish. All styles and only one grade
the highest. Ariistio catalogue sent free to any address. Don't
fail to write ns before choosing a new mount.
EDM CYCLE UK CO. Icmanapalls. Ind
W. J. KERR, Local Agent.
The Jewel Smokeless Gasoline Stove.
1 T .UlIT-
you indifiJual burners at same price). And will give you
5 per cent more heat with 25 per cent lets gasoline than
any other stove. This is an item worth saving.
PRICE ONLY SI 1.00
TIIK GKUATEST BARGAIN OF 1896.
Allen, hfyers & Company
it it Second Avenue.
Three dozen Eggs . .. 25c
6 pounds new raisins 25c
Shreaded cocoanut. per lb... 17 Jc
Ginger snaps, per ponnd.... 6e
8 pounds rice 25o
Large bottles catsup 10c
California egg plums, per can 10c
French peas, per can 10c
Pare fruit jam. per can ICe
Wooden paHs, each 10c
Sack salt, per sack 2o
White-sa-Snow suecotash. .! . lOo
Kfonffi 10e up
Crushed Java- coffee, per
Imperial oats, per package.. 4o
12 bars new Nickle soap.... 25c
Crystal drip syrup, per gallon 28o
16-pound pail jelly, all fla
Small pickles, per gallon.... 19c
Buttermilk soap, S bars in
bos, per box 9c
Home grown potatoes 17o per
The finest Generator Stove
ever placed on the market.
Look at this stove at
(Without Oven )
1SX25 on top -and 27 Inches
h'gh. It has the celebrated
JEWEL SINGLE GENER
ATOR. (Other dealers offer
Opposite Harpec House
CBIME OF A YEAR.
Chief Etzel Reports on the Po
A8KS FOB M0SE ASSISTANCE
Heldla Taat'tae Kspaasloa af tha City
Us anoa Iaeraaaaa' Protaettoa Bad Ha
Llkawlae AMsas tha StptnUoa at
Taaas aae) HarOaace Criaalaala- la Jail.
Three hundred and eighty-two law
violators were dealt with by the
Rock Island police department dur
ing the past municipal year, accord,
ing to the annual statement of Chief
Andrew Etzel, submitted at the last
rcrolar meeting of the city council.
One hundred and thirty-three of
the number were state cases and the
remainder violations of the city or
dinances. While there have been
several nnusuat occurrences on the
criminal calendar during the past 12
months, of course they were of no
more serious a character than the
Surrounding communities have been
obliged to contend with; and the
growing desperation among crimi
nals is a fair warning to all cities
that they cannot be too well pro
tected. And Chief Etzel reiterates
the suggestion offered by bis prede
cessor with reference to additional
patrolmen and the. improvement of
uA 1 :i j: .
tuc jan uuuuiufr bu as 10 separate
the youthful and hardened crimi
nals. par present force is not sufficient
to properly patrol the whole of the
eity of Kock Island," says Chief
Etzel. although 1 believe it will be
conceded that our present force has
made an honest effort to accomplish
that which was expected it. 1 woold
respectfully reque&t that the fore be
increased, as our city is growing and
at present we have less than one pa
trolman to every 2,00 ) of population.
The territory patrolled by many of
the ollicers is too extensive to be
given the care which it should
Call tor tne luongt and Old.
I would earnestly urge that some
provision be made for the separation
of adults andi youthful criminals at
the city jvl. Young boys and even
girls are frequently brought in by
the police at times when the cells are
crowded with hardened crimin
inals of bjth sexes. The contam
ination by contact must be apparent
to all. Hat at present there is no
alternative left us in such eases, and
the deplorable condition can only be
remedied by the providing of an ad
ditional number of cells.
"I would also suzcest that an ad
ditional man be employed to - take
charge of the police and fire alarm
system at night. Frequently the sta
tion is deserted when the patrol is
called; this is something of impor
tance ana snouia do consiaereu.
ARE WISE STIPULATIONS.
PratUlon. Under Which the Hospital
Contract Was Let.
Trustee Mcdill placed two wise
stipulations in the contract for the
new Vt estern Insane hospital by pro
viding that union labor and none but
eitizens of Illinois bs employed in
ice construction, it is understood
that the stone work has been sublet
to a Peoria firm, which precludes
the possibility of the stone work be
ing cut on the ground. Learning of
this a committee of ftone men called
on Commissioner Medill this after
noon, who held a conference at once
with the contractors, with the result
that late this afternoon Mr. Medill
announced that everything had been
satisfactorily sett'ed and that there
would be no evasion of the require
ment as to union labor. The stone
should be cut on the ground, too.
Then but on) thing farther
will be essential to meet all re
quirments and that Is that the Mil
waukee toad put on a special train
between Rock Island and Watertown
daily to take the workmen of Kock
Islaud and Moline employed on the
building, up in the morning and
bring them bask . in the evening
This is a provision which should be
The trustees last evening elected
Grant Beadle, of tbe architect firm
of Uotttchalk & Beadle, of Gales
burg, superintendent of construc
tion The propositicn of Arthur Bnrrall
on behalf of the Colons Sand ctone
company to furnish the material
at the actual cost of production
was appreciated as evincing a lib
eral and enterprising spirit, but the
trustees could not under the law ac
cept it. Tbe proposition was that
me lAUona company would provide
the stone for the present buildings
gratis, if the state or its contractors
would sustain the expense of quarry
ing, tawing and loading, and to fur
ther give bond to furnish mil the ma
terial needed for the next ten years
at a cost not to exceed 30 cents per
eubic foot sawed and loaded. Mr.
Bart all is desirous of building up
home industries and of demonstrat
ing a more than fair disposition in
order to sustain such a position.
Needs assistance it may 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
Tha. unpaid book accounts of the
Rockjlsland Heating and Plumbing
company will be sold at the office of
uavts company May 20. 1896, at 9
a. m. T. B. Davis, Assignee.
STREET FAKIR ON DECK.
Old V .altar Opeas l tha Scaeoa With a
Market square was the scene of a
little gathering of anxious spectators
surrounding a carriage from which
loomed the countenance of an oily
tongued orator and a gasoline lamp
The street fakir's season was form
ally opened; and the gentlemen who
occupied the platform was none othen
than one woo bas occasionally shook
the city with his pockets well lined
witn gold, leaving behind some
worthless tooth powder and articles
of that sort. Many yet have vivid
remembrances of the man with the
black flowing locks who dumped
them so hard on the tooth powder
deal about three years ago.
Well, this was the same individual.
But he changed his appearance some
what by dressing down his hair.
Last night he sold soap at 25 cents
a bar and gave with each purchase a
Of course, my good neighbors,"
he said when they began to bite, "of
course I am not guaranteeing these
watches to ran very long after yon
get them; bnt you have nothing else
to do but keep winding them."
And still they bit. lie did a very
nice business and without exerting
nim'elf very hard, either. Be pre
faced his work with a labor speech.
In this manner be holds his audi
ence, for he is a convincing and in
AN UNFORTUNATE CASE.
Uptewn Lady Believes Sha la Being Pur
sued toy Murderers.
An elderly lady appeared at police
headquarters the other evening cry
ing bitterly. The oflieers naturally
supposed it was another domestic
But instead they were treated to a
sensational story of how the visitor
was being pursued by murderers
whose purpose was to make way with
her. She related her story between
sobs and told it in . a manner which
led tbe officers to suspect that there
was something wrong with her.
On investigation it was found that
the lady is the wife of an uptown
resident and that her mental facul
ties have been deranged for some
timn and that her condition is
growing steadily worse. It was only
a short time ago that she disap
peared from home and the next heard
of her was when she was arrested by
the Chicago police. She was re
turned home last week.
The cse is really an unfortnnate
one. But it seems there is little
hope for the sufferer.
A Musical Favorite.
Mrs. Alice Dulton Atwill, formerly
of the tri-cities. continues to win the
plandits of those favored with
hearing ter voice. Mrs. Atwill
recently gave a concert atChickering
hall, Peoria, and the Transcript of
that city says:
'Mrs. Atwill is essentially an ap
pealing player; we should have said
charming,' did that word not imply
something rather more light and
airy than Mrs. Atwill's peculiar emo.
tional expression, which speaks more
of the depths of womanhood than of
girlish charm. Not many players
have her inborn iustinct for appeal
ing directly to the listener and pro
jecting their own feelings upon him.
Moreover her expression of emotion
is always essentially musical; she ac
cepts the cotnposer'schosen medium,
and works upon your feeling?, upon
vour sense of beautr. through that
and throagh that alone. Her beauty
01 touch is conspicuous; indeed it
but seems an essential fac.or of the
general appeal she makes to the lis
tener, complementing her graco of
phrasing and peculiarly searching
pathos of accent."
A Narrow Escape.
Owing to the insufficiency of signal
lamps there came near being a ser
ious accident on Fourth avenue last
evening. An excavation has been
made in the street between Eleventh
and Twelfth streets. A young gentle
man from Moliae who " was a com
panied by two lady friends was mis.
directed by the danger light, and the
first thing he knew his vehicle and
contents were down iu the ditch.
One of the ladies was badly cut
abont the forehead, the wound bleed,
ing copioutly. The lad v was carried
into tbe home of Mr. and Mrs John
Ohlweiler where the injuries were
dressed, and later the party resumed
its journey home. The incident
should serve as a warning to con
tractors to properly proteot street
excavations hereafter, or they may
get themselves and the city into
Paasad tha Examination.
The civil service examinalion
board of the Kock Island postoffice
has received notice of the following
having successfully passed the recent
examination held in this city:
Clerk John B. Coken, August
E. Xissen. Albert W. Diedrich, F.
Carriers Clarence D. Skinner.
Xcrman A, Christenron.
Would give as perfect health. Be
cause men and women are not per
fectly wise, they must take medi
cines to keep themselves perfeetlv
healthy, j Pure, rich blood is the
basis of good health. Hood's Sarsa-
f arilla is the one true blood purifier.
1 BT food health because it builds
upon tie true foundation pure
blood. . . r
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable,
perfectly harmless, always reliable
Call of County Convention Sig
nal for Activity.
CANDIDATES ABE Hf ORDER.
Tha tjoatcat aw aUaorlty Bsprsnatatlre
XosnlaaUon- Sueeld Have B treat; Tew
ship Orgaalratloa aad Ooed CaadMatee
la tha Ptald.
The call for a meeting of the dem
ocratic county committee to. act on
the question of calling the county
convention should be a signal for ac
tivity thronghont the county. It is
time to discuss candidates "and the
contribution of such elements to the
ticket to be nominated as will insnre
for it the confidence and support of
the people of the county. Each
township should bs prepared to send
representative delegates to the coun
ty convention, and there ahould be a
discussion of candidates which will
bring the right kind of men to the
front, who will be ready and willing
10 undertake the canvase, and quali
fied to discharge the duties if called
upon to do so.
This is the same suggestion The
argcs urged prior to the oity con
vention and caucuses last spring-,
and the result demonstrated the wis
dom of such a coarse. Democrats
made good nominations, and elected
four out of seven aldermen and one
assistant supervisor and reduced the
majorities on the Qtownship ticket
very perceptibly from the preceding
year. Much as the republicans may
believe to the contrary, there is to be
no walkaway for the republicans this
year. The possibilities of success
ana tne sen-assurance that the peo
ple wouia upnoia whatever the con
vention would do has led to a series
of blunders on the state ticket. The
county nomina'iona in Rock Island
county were not made with any par
ticular eonsideration of how the
public might receive them. They
were made to suit the will of the re
publican party. It the democrats act
with more of an idea to the best in
terests of the people and of tbe
county, they are bound to command
the indorsement of the people.
The Bon or Contention.
The main bone of contention this
year among the democrats will be on
the nomination of a minority repre
sentative in the legislature. The
choice of the candidate comes to
llock Island county, in accordance
wi-h the understanding which has
been had for years between the dem
ocrats of Rock Island and Henry
counties. While it is right and pro
per that a wise selection should be
made for this office, especially as the
nominatioa means an election, the
county ticket should n t be lost
sight of. Those who are avowed and
acknowledged candidates for the
nominatioa for representative are,
William McEuiry, C. B. Marshall
and J. A. Wilson.
WINDS ON THE RAMPAGE.
Wires and Trees Laid Low bj Last night's
That was a rathor ngly storm
which swooped down on our peace
ful community in the neigkborhood
of 10 o'clock last night. The rain
accompanying it heavy enough
to fill the gulleys and give the city
the appearance of having been sub
jected to a good soaking in the short
time which it lasted.
While the heavens were gloomy,
and over' to the west of us there was
a bunch of moist-looking cloud?,
no one expected that a storm
was so near at hand. It came all in
a rush. Bicyclists and pedeitriaas
were not given time to seek places
of shelter and the fakir on the
tquare had his locks ruffled and his
lantern shaken. His soap turned
to suds and he quickly stole away.
The wind was strong and did con
siderable damage to trees and tele
phone, telegraph and lectric wires.
An electric wire attached to the T.
M. C. A. building was blown down
and a large tree which has stood for
years in front of Maj. Frazer Wil
son's residence on Nineteenth street
was leveled. And trees in different
parts of the town were shorn of their
They are Twins.
Pnrity and quality are
what you want in gro
ceries. None but whole
some foods will be found
in onr store.
YOUR SUNDAY DINNER
Can be ordered here and
yon may feel assured of
getting everything of
the best. A fall line of
fresh vegetables in ad
dition to oar regular
HIGH GRADE GROCERIES
Strawberries and other
f raits, and in fact every
thing that goes to make
. np a good bill of fare.
Try as and see if we can
. A. UcDOlIALD
04 Fifth Ave. PfcoM UK.
Take the Free 'Bus at ferry-runs 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.
j Take the Free 'Bus
j to onr
" DaWWfi Vff
saving domes lor tne
suits ior tne
and in order
cided to let
a 1 tne price
But Let Them
pnae into a
J Double Seated
1804 Second Avenue.
wearing them awhile. Our stock of russets, and shoes for all
k'nds of outdoor sports, cannot be ccjuallel in tbe three cities.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
What you want
To have done when 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.
1 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 farry-runs direct
other words. whrn vnu snnrl
you are responsible for the
way you spend it. litis time we are
going to tell you about some money
We have bought an enormous stock of
spring and summer season,
to make room m haw A.
the boys wear our clothing
or tne cheapest.
The best is not too crood for
Good clothes will put that
boy which is so necessary
tne man. We have a big
They will even ran yoa oat
ot debt if yoa buy shoes
long enough frem oar
elegant, stylish stoek that
we are selling at such attrac
Our shoes are so well made
aid of such flexible, fine
material that yoa begin to
feel like a sprinter after