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THE ABGUR THURSDAY. MAY 28, 1896.
TS A WONDER
To many people in and about Rock
Island how Shields keeps it up. Yes
and many of his competitors, too. have
often caught themselves thinking the
same kind of little thoughts. When
ladies talk about the price of this or
that in the grocery line you will be
pretty certain to h?ar Shields men
tioned. Why? Because Shields keeps
them guessing. Here is a chance for
them to guess again:
Shields' Best Flour 88c
Ke Floor 27c
Kye Ml 26c
Corn Meal 9c
Hoot lieer, per bottle 7c
i bars Buttermilk Soap 9c
12 bars Imperial Soap 25c
bar UNO Soap 25c
Tooth ricks, per bos So
Shred Cocoanut, per pound... 17Jc
London Layer Raisins per ft.. 6c
California Prunes, per pound. 4c
Keep right in under the trees and
Shields will shake you down more good
things in the future.
vonna xort oasxt,
J. T. SHIELDS,
2G00 Fifth Avenue. Telephone 1217.
The Handsomest Bicycle in (lie World
MM 3AI.K Br
WILSON MOLINE BUGGY CO.
Jrn pabioo Rtmit pKmr
PAranon & nam
Painters and Decorators
3ZC?. 419 S-taanth 3 BOCZ XIJI
Afen, Mvers & Company
It U cuarantrcd in every particular, acd prices are
within the reach of everyone.
Opposite Harper House
lOlt, pail Whit Fish, per pail. 40o
Holland Herring, per dos 15c
Columbia Hirer Red Salmon
per pound 5c
Sib can Blackberries, S cans for 2oc
Imperial Rolled Oats 4o
Yankee Rolled Oats 5c
Crecn Gages, 2 cans (or 15c
Oil Sardines, per can 3c
Mustard Sardines, per can ... 6c
Sack Salt, per sack 2c
(allon Teaches, per can 22 c
Gallon Pears, per can 28c
California Egg Plums, per can 10c
headquaaters for the
Cork Filled Refrigerators
Th. dryest, coldest and in
everyway the most satisfac
tory on the market. No wood
woik to git mouldy, all racks
of metal. Examine it. It costs
you nothing to do so.
1S21 SECOND IVt
ARE PBOUD PUPILS.
Ninth Grade Graduates in the
EXERCISES AT HAMPER'S THEATBE.
Children Who Bare Ban Faithful la tha
Graded liapartneat and axe If aw En
titled to Eatar tha High School Presi
dent Kabbln'a Addraae.
The annual graduating exercises
of the Ninth grade of the Rock Isl
and public schools were held at Har
per a theatre this afternoon. There
was a large attendance of parents and
friends of the pupils who have made
the proud records which were re
warded today by diplomas of admis
sion to toe High achool. The ex
ercises opened with prajer by Rev.
J. L. Murphy, followtd by a chorus.
Lora or fathers a recitation.
The Boat Race," by Miss Selia
Johnson, and a solo and chorus, Dip
t&e war," by Charles Call. Then
came a recitation, "Judge Pitman on
tbo Weather," by rred Tabbs, afcer
which came a mandolin solo "Third
Air Varie," opus 11 S Darrcla. by
Uiiis Florence Chamberl in, and a
recitation. "How Kuby Played,'" by
k a . - - .- . . m , "
aiipa irgie mauue uraaiey. xne re
mainder of the program included a
semi-chorus, a recitation, "A Happy
Country," by Samuel Birchard, and
the -Death of the Old Wife," by Miss
Maude Bennett, physical exercises
with Miss Mary Smith as accompanist.
a recitation "On the Rappahannock,"
. . , , ... .
uj vieriruue uon. ana a cnorns. inc
Ninth grade orchestra composed of
Misses Eima Ehrhorn. Paula
Harms, Harry Smythe. Eddie Burris.
Simon Mosenfelder, Merton Dabl.
allie Simon, Fred Kahlke and Morris
Simon interspersed the exercises
with cleTerly executed selections.
Tha A warding ,.r Diploma.
Then came the awarding of diplo
mas by F. E. Bobbins, president of
the board of education, who ex
tended congratulations to the grad.
uates, not aone because they bad
finished their work in the grammar
department, but because the large
class represented to our people what
is oting accomplished each vear in
the schools to prepare coming men
and women to meet life with a fuller
and riper knowledge of the require
ments which the people may demand
of them in whatever vocations may
be eniereu lot Mr. Kobbins urged
upon the graduates the importance
of continuing their education on
through the High school, lie spoke
of the in Hue nee of the High schol
and made complimentary reference
to the corns oi teachers there, as he
did to thoitfof the Ninth grades, with
which the children were now to part.
In conclusion Mr. Bobbins said:
"As each school vear somes to a
close we hear the remarks that this
has been the most successful year
we have had. This I believe is true,
generally, for each year should show
better results. The good people of
our beautiful city have furnished vcu
with school buildings second to none
and with school rooms wherein jou
enjoy pnre fresh air. with light pro-
I ortioned to yiur needs; a corps of
leacners who are always using their
best endeavors to improve you minds
and characters for the betterment of
your lives. Why should our schools
not become better at the end of each
year? And now, dear children, in
presenting to vou these certificates.
you must not be misled by them, for
they simply testify tht you have
finished your work in the grammar
schools and are now ready to enter
the High school which each should
dn if possible. It is true the High
Hotio'd bnildmg is gradually beenm
mg full, but we can find room for
every one of you if you will but
The a nr of tha G-a Inate.
Tho complete list, of the graduates
is appended :
High School May G. Ferguson, S.
Louise Dart. Carl J. F. Rochow,
(.race B. Hamilton. Leonard M
Totten. Caroline A. Ehrhorn, Eva V.
Barber. Ro!lin S. Sturgeon, Olga A
Rochow, May O. Young, Harry II.
Hnnbard, Jerome U. Apulequist.
Building 1 Maude L. Jeffrey, Em
ma L. andeburgh, Minnie tiorence
Chamberiin, Ada S Durham. Mayne
Kdn-v Lewis, Alice Mae Bowman,
Marun X. Rudgren, Fred A. Kahlke.
Charles II. Call, Charles Ittner.
Gla'ijs Annetta Dompscy. Charles
(arneld Sess:er, .Sarah (J. Scbindler,
Clarence Coyne-, Mary Etta Barnes,
Julia ay Warren, ntlliam OhI.
wtiler, Oertrude E. Don, Clarke L.
Swansnn. Kliza Maria Eastman,
Charles II. White, Laura Ecolia Ked-
dington. Thomas B. Totten.
Building 4 Harry E. Terrv,
Ernest L. Schillinger, Ernestine V,
McNevin, Marie A. Grotian, Lela F.
Johncn, Marie C. Cary. Stephen F.
Corken. William J. McCarthy, Ralph
W. I.sojonu Katherine A. Trtfz,
Thomas V. Uiddell, Herbert J. Brag
don, Frances E. Head, Joseph u.
Fitzzerald, Janet I. Duncan. James
T. Green. Marguerite M. Mc
Conochln, Frank T. Lynch, Samnel C.
B rcbard, Olive C. Berger, Carrie E.
Clement, Ha-ry A. tang. Simon
Mosenfelder, Ruy LC aire, Grace S
Means, Frank S. Ferguson, Harry
R. Smvthe, Estella Graham, Roasine
E. Ehihorn. Lonis C. Frey, Herbert
J. Churchill, Daisy V. Postlewaite,
Nettie C. McConochie. Cora B. Col
lins, Amelia L. Frey, Louis F. Eck
hsr. Harry R. Battles, Margaret M.
Hickey, Joseph H. Johnston, Henry
Schncker, George T. Downing.
Louis A. Crampon, Minnie A.
Schneider. Thomas O. Cbristinsen.
Grace W. Stafford. Arthur Hansen,
Maude A. Bennett. Thomas J. Stocks.
Charles E. Dack, Mary Wulff. Stella
Kohn, Alfred G. Simon, Frank Donsi
more. If an rice W. Simon,"' Edna J.
Lnndy, Caroline ' Wolff, Panla
Harms, Bess L. Mirfield, Herman H.
Paulsen, Carrie Larson, Charles W.
Giles, Samuel Kennedy, Isabell Con
well. Building 6 Lawrence E. Ander
son, Andrew L. Luckenbihl. Fred
Anthony, Edward S. Burris, Adolph
Henrichsen, John Johnson, William
W. Montgomery, William A. Littig,
William Stelck. Atlanta Littig, Lil
lian M. Eckhart, Lorretta C. Paulsen,
Blanche N. Souders, La Moine M.
Dambanld, Flora M. Dunavin. Olga
B. Swanson, Mabelle Better, Ylrgie
Mande Bradley, Alma E. Helpenstell,
Luella Bennett, Edith Luckenbihl,
Building 7 Anna Anderson,
Rachel Lillian Anthony, George Ed
ward Bartholomew, Nora Helena Con
nell. Warren Duffin. Merton T. Dahl,
Jeqnie Eekstadt, Ellen A. Hsnson,
Harry E. Hinkley. Myrtle M. Kelso.
Laurence Fiederick Olson, Either
Elizabeth Olson, Ellen A. Ruscell,
Gertie Raugh. Mary E. Smith. Mar
garet R Thomas, Martha Marvie
l'homas, Fred Lorin Tubbs.
SHORT TELLS HIS STORY.
Attanpta SolrMa Maan of Etrapluc
J. M. Short, who attempted to ter
minate his existence by slashing his
throat in Moline early last Sunday
morning, is getting along nicely at
St. Anthony's hospital and it is now
believed be will recover.
He can now articulate a little, and
says that he attempted to destroy
himself because bis wife was making
life miserable for him. They separ
ated three years ago at San Antonio,
be says, lie is traveling salesman
for a big Texas wholesale grocery
bouse When Air. Short left San
Artouio he claims his wife seut out
telegrams to his friends and employ
ers reflecting on his character. For
this he wanted to die.
RIVER STILL ON THE RISE.
Old Xlaalatlppl Roa-lnc Beneath It Swell
With each succeeding hour the old
Mississippi continues to mvhII at this
point. At the Rock Island bridge at
6 o'clock this morning the ctae
registered 12. 0 while at noon it
had raised five-tenth of a foot, tie
fangor line being 15 ft. At St.
Paul the water is stationary at 9.9.3;
and a slight fall U reported down
as far as North McGregor, where a
rise of 0 1 is nted. At Kenknk the
ri-e is 0.3. During the next 24 hours
the river will fall slightly as far
south as La Crosse; in the sain;
period it will rise 0.1 to 0.2 foot
from North McGregor to Dubuque,
And about 0.3 foot here.
Mllwaokaa All Right Again.
Trains ou this division of the Chi
cago,- Milwaukee & St. Paul are wak
ing their destination again after the
trouble experienced in consequence
of tho washouts near Thomp-on atd
east of Savanna. Few freight trains
are running as yet, but all passen
gers are arriving and departing on
time ana making all points. The
damage on the other side of Savanua
has been all repaired, but the office
here is unable t sny how long it will
be before the bridge at Plum river
will be replaced. In the meantime
psssengers will either be transferred
at the river, on the other side of
which they are met by a train, or
else trains will cross the North west
ern's bridge at Fulton aud over to
Clinton, and from there on to Elk
river Junction, where the Milwau
kee's main line is r-ached, and taken
on to opposite Savanna, where the
company's bridge is crossed into Illi
nois, there the route for Fr eprt is
resumea. At any rate the company
is managing to take care oi its busi
ness. Mm. Taylor ll .
Charles Cae arrived in the city
today wiih the sad announcement of
the death of his sister, Mrs. A. H.
laylor, winch occurred at Ottawa at
1 o clock this morning, after about
sixteen weeks of suffering with a
complication of ailments Mrs. Tay
lor ha-l attaiued her 58th year anl
is survived by her husband, one son.
Charles 1. Tavlor; a sister. Mrs. A
A. Morey, of Santa Crnz. Cal., and
a brother. Charles Case, of this city.
The remains will reach Rock Wand
tomorrow afternoon at 8:3') o'clock
and will be taken from the train to
Cbippiannock cemtterv. where ser
vic-s will be conducted b f te . F. W
Taa rr-te Uivputa.
The dispute between ihe Terminal
and Peoria companies over the land
ing at the loot vl Seventh street is
uot yet settled, although a confer
ence was held this morning? in which
the Peoria was represented by Vice
President Cable. Secretary Sudlow
and Col. Henry Curtis, counsel, ncd
the bridge company by F. P. Blair
aca j. I,, naas. tue latter as attor
ney. Both companies report pro
gress toward a settlement.
From the comments of some of the
Davenport papers one would regard
the Terminal comrunv as Durclv a
Davenport affair and 'the Peoria as
entirely a Rock Island institution.
.seeds assistance it mav h hoot in
render It promptly, but one should
icucuiuct w use even ue most per
fect remedies only when needed. The
best and most simple and gentle rem
edy is the Syrnp of Figs, manufac
tured by the California Fig Syrnp
fiirnid?"1 Ton ay her home is richly
Clara I niA ; . , .
. "m ionusnea
I Kteot expenseBrooklyn Life,
A NIGHT OF DREAD.
People in Rock Island Apprehensive.
MUCH ITfffiEST II DiVEfPOST
Mom Canter was In Tata Vicinity Tha
Xnwa Front the B trick an Tarrttary and
Bow It was ataoMvoa) Slcnnl Isrvlaa
There was more oil burnt in Bock
Island homes last night than has
been the case before in years. The
warning of storm dangers published
in The Asocs of yesterday served to
jusuiy tne vigil which was kept.
Every appearance of a cloud u
Viewed with apprehension, and when
at 10 o'clock an ominous black cloud
whirled up in the weet and swept
across from the northwest to the
southeast people down town feared
that the worst might be coming. It
was, in fact, a night of dreal to
many in the city, although the sud
den drop in the, temperature shortly
after 6 o'clock convinced many tha't
the storm had spent its fury some-
wnere, an l when the meagre tieings
came in of the devastation at St.
Louis and elsewhere south within
SOU miies there was a sense of realis
ation of how closely the signal ser
vice bad been able to lude of tne
conditions of the elements.
It Wat Right With Fa.
In substantiation of Observer
Walz's observations, on tho strength
of which be advised the dismissal of
the schools in Davenport a very
wise precaution, let it be said Prof.
Gariott, of Chicago, said to a Chicago
lie ora correspondent last evening in
speaking of the havoc at St. Louis:
"lhe -low' which has caused the
mischief is central tonight over Dav
enport, Iowa, and is coming in this
direction. In fact, as nearly as we
can calculate. Chicago lies directly
in its path and I expect for tonight
and tomorrow morning local storms
with high winds and electrical dis
play, clearing perhaps by 10 o'cloek
tomorrow forenoon. It is always in
the southeast quadrant of the -low'
or -storm' area that tornadie storms
are most liable to crop nut. If any
damage is dme it will probably be
to tne soutneast oi us."
Thin morning Observer Walz in
formed Tne Aiious that the threat.
ening condition had passed and that
the prospects for the next 24 hours
were lor clearing weather and cooler
In Davenport, where the signal
service stafon is located, the
feeling partook of a panicky
nature and the bureau of
prognostication was besieged with
constant inquiries. While the in
formation was imparted that the bar
ometer still foretold threatening dis
turbance, merchants locked their
stores and w'ent home and the business
portion of the city was deserted. The
ferry made but few trips and the river
was angry in its appearance through
out the evening.
Sin From St. Lout.
Today many anxious inquiries have
gone from Rock Island to St. Louis
concerning the welfare of friends and
relatives there. At East St. Lonis
Dr. J. M. Barth, late uf Rock Island,
resides, but no news has yet been re
ceived of him. Indeed, all tidings
from that direction of a personal na
ture are bard to obtain.
A telegram was received by the
Rock Island Plow company this after
noon announci g the destruction of
the company's warehouse at East
St. Louis. lh Moline Plow com
nany's warehouse and contents were
Col. W. R. King, of the engineer
corps, located in this city, has been
nutih.i by the war department to
render Mich aid to the stricken dis
irict ns may be possible. He has
ordered the Barnard, which is in that
vicinity, to proceed at once to St.
PACKET PlTTSKlKCH IS LUST.
The Uallant t-hip of tha Jo tine Wrecked
la I ha Storm.
This morning a' telegram was re
ceived from Charles Tibbals, clerk
on the Pittsburgh, by his mother
stating that the boat was completely
(Continued on Eighth page.)
To bny cheap groceries,
but it isn't so easy to
buy goods that arc pure
and wholesome. There
in lies onr strong point.
We look out for purity.
In many cities restric
tions are placed on adu)T
terated goods. . In Rock
Island there is little re
striction in any line.
The careful mother
WILL, WATCH IT
however, and she will
experience less tronble
at onr store than at the
majority of them. Don't
forget then that we are
always on the lookout
against impure goods
and guarantee the best
in our line.
GEO. A. MILD
3304 Flftb Aye. PkoM lit.
CHAIRS -AJsTD BOOKERS
Call and see them or
before assortment of
8 Feet Wide
A. J. SMITH & SON.
123 and 125 W. Third Stre
J Boys' Wash Suits
Ajres 3 to 8.
Ages 3 to 7. Strictlv all wool, fancy
cheviots, good patterns, serviceable
colors and nicely braided, a stylish suit
for the little man at a very little pricer-
4 1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 1712 SKCOND AVENTJK
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
To have done when the spring days come is
to have that time piece" cleaned. When you
are ready bring it 10 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.
telephone your orders
sizes becomes broken.
by 8 Feet Lon
10 - "
13 uck Trousers.
blouse, deep sailor
Contains do more luck than there la in
store for those wearing our handsome
and comfortable shoe. Tour pet corn
will even desert you when yon have
tried one application of our easy, well
fitting shots. We have all the novel
ties of the season In stork, from the
stylish boots and Oxford to all the
novel lies In bicycles, tenuis, etc, shoes.
We have size and width, razir, medium
and full toes, fiat or high heels, and the
best values ever offered In Rock Islsxd.