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TUB AKGUB, FB1PAY. JUNE 26. 1CC3.
"Put Me Off ''
Mistakes of the kind alluded to in that well
known song often happen in a business
way. A patron gets .sidetracked into an old
back number store where he stands no
chance of saving money on his groceries.
In trading with Shields its different. He is
always cn the lookout
For Grocery Bargains.
And when he gets one his patrons profit
thereby. If he doesn't find one he cuts to
the very quxk and makes one that is worthy
of notice. Save your cash. Watch this
space and you can make more money than
by watching the account get bigger in that
little pass book.
REMEMBER TflE PX.ACXS.
YOURS FOR TRUTH AND CASH.
J. r. SHIELDS,
2600 Fifth Avenue. Telephone 1217. .
Wilson Roadster $65
Wilson Special , . $50
Honest Value for Your Money.
WILSON MOLDJE BUGGY CO.
It is guaranteed In every particular, and prices are
within the reach of everyone.
Opposite Harper Iloaec
Arc headquaaters for the
Shirk dork Pilled Refrigerators
The dryest, coldest and in
everyway the most satisfac
tory on the market. No wood
work to get mouldy, all racks
of metal. Examine it. It co&ts
you nothing' to do so.
THE FINAL GROAN.
The Morning Paper's Piteous
Call to Arms.
PLEA FOR mTOFS OAIDIDAOT.
Snail It In iku er m HiimIm tea
rtmmtn Qurj-A Little
. Beaty Tha Only AUeraatlre
ery lrey Spectacle. :
Matt the Hope of Impartial Can
didates be Dropped ?" asks the Coion
la iu doable decked heed to a final
appeal on the school question this
morning. Following this comes the
declaration: Dr. Kinyon a Logical
Candidate on One Side A Fight or a
Surrender?" Then follows a disser
tation on Ament as the issue, a re
hearsal of the sit nation from the dis
tinctly Ament standpoint, and the
modest assumption: "It seems to
the Union that he completely exon
erated himself, and that he showed
qualities of the highest value in con
nection with the administration of
our public schools. He did not.
however, succeed in removing the
personal hostility of the teachers; in
tact, he did not try to, and theie re
mained the original question of har
monious relations between the super
intendent and the teachers to be
It is because of the same narrow
failing on the part of the Union to
discern the relations of cause and ef
fect that it is indulging- in its pres.
ent attitude. A paper that will re
fer to the scholarly attainments and
logical deductions of a man whose
chief argument is venom and bil
liogegate, and imagine because the
mind of its editor has been affected
by the Ament trash to the extent of
regarding it as a complete exonera
tion, need not be expected to compre
hend the public estimate of things
here until it is recorded at the polls
Kleyea ma the Candidate.
The morning paper in the same
connection insiets that in view of the
contest being as Tub Argus main
tains, ' Ament, and Dr. Kinyon hav
ing led the issue in his behalf, the
last named gentleman becomes the
logical candidate on the oppsftion
side to the ticket in tb.e fiehiJfThat
so far, however, and election day is
very close at hand, no leaders have
appeared to raise the election above
one plain issue, and it looks as if it
must be fonght out. the friends of
MUs Kirkpatrick, Mr. Halsey and
other aggressive teachers, rallying
around Charles B. Marshall and
Richard A. Donaldson to 'down
Ament;1 the friends of Ament select
ing two of iheir number pledged to
his reinstatement. - An other altar.
native? Why me might, purely out
of consideration for the teachers,
who most find it hard to sustain so
long and so determinedly an illogi
cal position, quietly drop this vigor
ous, aggressive, progressive Ament
and all his nlans to utnnm nnr
school system and provide for all the
L ; i i ii.-i .
cuuuren ana jet me election go bv
default. Pusilanimons? Pusilani
mous would be no name for it.11
With this hi?h-smrited nprnra.ft.inn
the Union .apparently submits its
Kuav. out it in not nappy, wnue its
suggestion of the name of Dr. Kin
yon alone reflects what has been the
suspected aim of the Amentites right
along to attempt by a still hunt to
defeat one of the popular candidates
it might be added for its comficure,
though, that despite the fsct that but
a few days intervene now, until elec
tion, that there has been abundant
time to secure leaders for the Ament
standard since M soars. Marshall and
Dunaldwon came out in tntir unequiv
ocal stand in behalf of the teachers,
and that if no others can be brought
out the editor of the Uaion might go
on with the doctor to fill out the
ticket. This would be a fitting
roundup of the journalistic freakism
to which be baa been given of late.
The public would be glad of the in
fluence that would get Dr. Kinyon,
who has been as detrimental to the
schools in his underhanded and sub
tle methods on the board as Ament
himself has, and would seie with
eagerDess the opportunity to pop
two birds with one stone by putting
the g'oml ductor and the superinten
dent out of the business together.
In the meantime with the editor
of the Union on the ticket, the
comedy side to the tragedy would
not be lost sight of in the develop
ment of tbe two Miss Nancys in
stead of one.
PEOPLE WANT THE WATER
Bat the City Haa aa Faaoa sa Fay far tan
There was a joint meeting of the
water works and finance committees
at the city hall last evening to dis
cuss the ituation with which the ad
ministration is confronted with re
gard to the disposition of the gritt
of petitions for water extensions
which are gradually floating in.
All tbe city dads are willing that
the people should have water, lint
there is no finances with which to
pay for the work. . The committees
could not arrive at a definite solu
tion of the matter, so adjournment
was taken till Monday evening.
AwarlUaS Uet . SS."
List of letter omened for at the postoBee
t Rock Inland June M. I.
Blare Hawk M r.Ca.Kerr. Ins
Bracks. Husk . Laajrhlia. Jane
File. Uem Leaf. Louisa
Fullmer. Emna int. B. N.
Goodwin. Camper K. Potter, T. J.
Harris. Dr. E. L Bimoa. Acpes
Jones. W. Thomas. Jury C
Arette. Alpooase L. Joanna, Mr, t. A.
Carhuoo. P. -'
J. w. miia,
HORSES ' ON ' SOMEBODY.
Basalt at UtUa BUatake An Mag a
Trip a ers Byrea.
Wednesday evening a Twentieth
street business man drove to Port
Byron to attend a lodge social, en
gaging a livery rig, and returning
home with what he supposed was the
same conveyance after the festivities
were over. Arriving at the stable
from which he secured the team,
he waa amazed to find that
he had driven back a different team
from the one which took him up
and investigation further developed
the fact that he had brought a Cor
dova team down Instead of the one
of which he had been temporary cus
todian. Yesterday, however, the
owner of the horses which had made
the excursion to Rock Island came
down with the livery horses and se
cured his own but'the most ludic
rous feature of tha incident then de
veloped when the owners of the
livery barn sought board for 'the
Cordova team, which had been tem
porarily, through the error of the
gatron of the- firm, kept in the sta-
The matter, nevertheless, was settled
to the mutual satisfaction of all con
cerned and tbe Rock Island business
man acknowledged that the horses
were on him, while at the same time
congratulating himself that he had
escaped so easily.
SWANSON'S NIGHT OUT.
Ha Winds la Jamboree In a Gutter
Under an Overturned Box ST.
Adolph Swanson presented a sorry
looking spectacle as he came into tbe
police court today to answer to a
charge of plain drunk. Both glim
mers were in mourning and his
countenance bore other evidence
of having been roughly handled.
Adolph was out last night. Chief
Etzel arrested him abtfut midnight
laid out in a gutter on Fifth avenue
between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Adolph could not articulate. Just
ahead pf him a short distance was a
horse he hadbeen driving; the buggv
was upside down; and altogether it
was a hard-looking outfit. Adolph
was fined $5 and costs.
William Doyle raised one of his
old-time rumpuses at his home near
Eighth avenue yesterday. It cost
Frank Dooley, one of the gang of
light fingered men following Buffalo
Bill's show, waived an examination
on a charge of larceny in tbe police
court yesterday and was held pend
ing tne grand jury's disposition of
The police are patrolling the river
bank in the evenings now keeping an
eye for the boy who goes in swim
ming before sundown, which is
supposed to be after eiht bells. The
other night four young men resid
ing the lower end of the city were
piloted to headquarters by ' OQiser
Carnes for bathing at the foot of
Twelfth street before the designated
hour. They promised to behave in
the future and after a little calling
down were liberated.
High In Their Frofeulon.
For the benefit of those who have
never given the matter any thought
a word or two about Drs. t Walsh &
Walsh, of Davenport',' may not be
out of place. The firm o'f Walsh &
Wslsh includes Drs. T. M. and John
E. Walsh. The former is a graduate
of the College of Physicians and Sur
geons, of Chicago, and of the Ben
nett Medical college, of Chicago.
After receiving degrees at each in
stitution he was clinical professor in
both for a long term, and is a gen
tleman of wide knowledge and va.t
experience in all matters pertaining
to tbe principles and practice of
medicine and surgery. The latter is
a graduate of Rush Medical callege,
of Chicago, and uleo of the Bennett.
After takiDg the course in each of
these standard schools, he was made
Gynecologist at St. Anthony's hos
pital, of Denver, Col., and subse
quently promoted to the position of
surgeua ju caiei in tne same tnslltu
tiou. While occupying these two
important positions he attained great
prominence in the medical world as
a successful physician and skillful
surgeon and became widely known
for the skill with which he treated
delicate nervous affections. They
have been in Davenport two years
and are permanently located.
Walked f rom Chicago.
Haggard and worn and bordering
on a physical collapse, Matthias
Matthes, the old character who one
time conducted a barber shop in this
city, made his appearance in Rock
Island again yesterday. He told
Poormaster Liddera that he had
walked all the way from Chicago
and he looked It. Matthes put op at
the county farm for a few months
last fall. Then he disappeared and
nothing was seen of him around here
until now. Tbe poormaster sent him
to the farm again today.
Raise for the Eceerstea.
The lad r oneratora nf the Riwr
Island telephone exchange are ar
ranging for a grand excursion next
Thursday evening, July 8. The
packet Mary Morton has been char
tered and a delightful evening ride
01 zu mues win oe taken. The pleaa
ureable event should be liberally
patronized, not only because it will
be worth it, but because those who
have undertaken it are worthy of it.
Far Over amy Teen '
Mrs. Window's Soothiog Syrup has
bees used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens tVe gams,
allays oil pain, cures wind colic aad
is the . best recaedy for diarrhoea.
TwwtjTe ovmts a tattte.
BEER -WAR I&PYEIi.
Dealers Finally Arrive at an
" Agreement.' '
USED OF WO&IIXQ FC2 GLG2T.
lle Mentha as Qaetatlea OrUlas fieies
aa BTaitaana Walea An at the Oeam.
alas Pfead a Dear One Skarliy After
the TrewMe la
. Common has resumed its asual
standing among other wet goods on
the quotation board.
Representatives of the several com
panies doing business in Rock Island
tinaiJy succeeded in arriving at sa
agreement yeaterday afternoon
which restores the price of beer to
where it was previous to the eut in
agurated about fire months sgo.
The companies have endeavored to
reach a settlement oa several occa
sions, but every time they would
get together it seems matters would
only become more complicated.. But
they kept agitating the matter and
the past few days brought about a
favorable condition of affairs which
has resulted in the death of the war.
Those present at the meeting yeater
day afternoon held in Otto Huber's
private office on Third avenue were:
Otto.Huber and Robert Wagner, of
tbe Rock Island Brewing company;
Ferdinand Holdorf, of the Henning
Brewing company, snd 8. Pells, of
the Chicago Brewing company.
Bate as Kew Fixed.
These three companies will sell
beer henceforth at 6 per barrel,
while the Milwaukee product will
brings half dollar 'more. During
the war the Chicago and Henning
companies sold their beer at 3 per
barrel while the Rock Island com
pany held its quotations a dollar
It is claimed that the cut has
proven a dear experience to all of
CHIEF ON THE CHANGES.
Etxel says the Pellee Oeaartaaaa Ohak
Ina; ap WIU Be B.nw Octal.
Chief Etzel says it does an officer
good to change him around occa
sionally. The shaking-op which has been go
ing on in the police department of
late has set the people to thinking
probably there was going to be an
awakening among the blue coats.
But it is safe to gamble that each an
impression was gained from a false
alarm. There has been considerable
bad feeling among certain members
of tt.e department for some time.
So a remedy is sought in changing
some 01 tne ooys around and giving
these who have a 'drag11 the best of
I feel that things will be more
satisfactory all around," says the
chief, "after these changes. Of
course there " are some of the men
changed who were doing well enough
where they were, but ihey had to be
stiittea in order to accomplish what
" thecal Ceanpeaei a.
McKinley is to be pitied. Bat if
he was aware of how his name was
being used by people with poetical
aspirations in Rock Island he would
ha dly be capable of transacting the
affairs of a nation even if he bad a
chance to do so.
Ia several different neighborhoods
it is no uncommon thing to hear
some dry voice penetrating the still
ness long after the sleeping time
has arrived in an attempt to arrange
an air to some campaign poetry
which the songster has composed.
It is understood more than one man
in Rock Island has said something
quite nice about McKinley in rhyme,
but the pursier is tbe music.
Neighbors are entitled to sympa
thy. lat Modem Brewty
Thrives on good food and sunshine,
with plenty of exercise in the open
air. Her form glows with health
and her face blooms with its beauty.
If her system needs the cleansing
action of a laxative remedy, she
needs the gentle and pleasant Syrup
of Figs. Made by the California Fig
Is a big long word but
it signifies what every
one ought to practice
who would get the beat
for their money. In the
grocery line there. is a
broad field for discrimi
nation. e , n
That are pure sad whole
some can only be bought
at fair prices. . There is
aot a better selected
stock thaa oars im towa
and we invito inspec
tion. Prices are always'
fair aad can be relied
A large line of fine rugs, in all sizes
will be shown but a few days, when .
those remaining unsold will be returned
to the importer.
See This Line and
A. J. SMITH & SON.
US and Its W. Third Street . DAVENPORT.
Boys' Wash Suits
Aires 3 to 8. Full
Ages 3 to 7. Strictly all wool, fancy
cheviots, good patterns, serviceable
colors and nicely braided, a stylish suit
for the little man at a very little price
4 1804 Second Avenue.
HE STOCK TO
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - - . - 1711 SECOND ATE8TJ2
Headquarters for Footweaf at Lowest Prices.
' That's how they am lbs oar aumdry work. That's bow
it feels as the weam, an that's bow It looks, too. Oar beat
advertisement Is s satlrftea patroo. There's where we dls
taiKw our competitors. Ws doat want roar hoodie fast so
time. WetrytoeBserowlUscndBagala. Hokaadry
is abeeintety pivsaet ws bars had lack 1 isMtlmsi, but ox
do tbe rtcM mbaf ea assess or snots. DeOfwry ssrrlos
prompt snd reliable aad rharfas reasonable. Give aa a -
chsneo to shew roa woctwseooao. A postal wOl brmg
the wagraj to roar door.
Roch Island Steam Laundry. 7
- . Cauersfeld ft Sexton. Telephone toot
blouse, deep tailor
Styles ia fine shoes till everyone
in Rock Island knows that a pair
of shoes from Schneider's means
many' months comfort to the
Schneider's fins shoos are
synonomoas with aallty, com
fort, style and perftct fit. They
are now displaying a fine line of
bicycle, tennis, golf and shoes
for outdoor sports of all kinds.
We are now offering some .
great bargains ia all klada of