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THE ABGUP, THUBBDAY, JU.LY 2r lCSS
S ummer Talk
ON WITH THE WORK another broken home, p 0p THE GANG.
; Last Obstacle to Levee Improve
TESMDIAL COMPACT 10 EXCUSE
' Is the proper k?nd for this season of the
year, so keep cool and wait for the good
times that are coming. In the meantime
you musn't forget that Shields has the
goods and the prices. When you , think of
buying groceries first try Shield's, if he
hasn't what you want then go elsewhere.
Remember whsn it comes to prices its
nd BCaKtwC Saaa 4
rart-A FrcUaet Which Oi
Mr Bo Ororlaokad Cmtll It
The last obstacle to the success of
the levee improvement project has
been removed if Indeed it reallj
constituted an obstacle in tne ad
justment of the difficulty between the
Davenport and Kock Island Bridge
His purchases are made with that end in
view, and you can't miss it if you buy of
The Pioneer Cash Grocer.
2600 Fifth Avenue. Telephone 1217.
and Terminal company and the R. I
& P. railway over the property rights
at the foot of Seventh street. While
this was really not a serious barrier
to the necessarv work on the river
front, the Terminal company claimed
that it was all that stood between it
and doing its part liberally toward
the enterprise. The friends of. the
terminal company likewise main
tained that it was not fair to the new
corporation to assess it for any part
oi tne improvement until it could
get into the city, and that further
more it could not be settled until the
Terminal company was given the op
portunity to lay its tracks, which
was denied It by the barrier thrown
across at Seventh street. Now all
such excuses are out of order, al
though they were really not form'
erly of any weight in the matter.
Nothing to Da Bat Uo Aboaa.
But the council has only to go
aneaa now wun me levee unaer tne
plan of special assessment ordered at
its recent meeting. With the im
provement of the harbor provided
lor in tne new rtver ana harbor bill.
the city of Kock Island cannot fail to
do its part . to keep pace with the
work set by tne government in its
realization of the importance and ne
cessity of maintaining and protecting
tne inland water commerce oi tne
country. There are few cities more
advantageously situated than Bock
island is with regard to river front.
and that the government knows the
importance of the river to the cities
along its banks is shown by the ap
propriations in tne river and narbor
bill. Aside from what is . done for
the Hennepin canal in the authority
given tne secretary oi war to con
tract lor tne material and work to
complete tbe project and to acquire
ail necesssry ngnt oi way, to be paid
lor as appropriations may irom time
to time by law, not to exceed in tbe
aggregate $5,710,000, an appropria
tion oi V4S.U00 is made for the re
moval of the bar in the Mississippi
river on the east side, opposite the
city o: Dubuque, other appropria
tions are:. fd.UUU lor the repair and
maintenasce oi banks or the Missis
sippi from Warsaw to Quincy, 111.;
f 1,500 for dredging channel at
Quincy bay; $10,000 for removal of
sandbar it front of steamboat land'
ing at Quincy; $5,000 for maintain
ing the harbor at Rock Island, and
$50,000 for continuing the work of
construction of the artificial bank be
tween the mouth of the Flint river
in Let Moines county, Iowa, and
running along the west bank of the
Mississippi to the mouth of the
Iowa river. Provision is also made
for a survey on the west side of the
Mississippi river from the bluff above
rort Madison, along the west bank
of the river to the mouth of Skunk
river, in Lee county, and along the
west bank oi the Mississippi from
the mouth or the lowa river to Mas
catme, with a view to improving
navigation by deepening the chan-
DOWN ALONG THE RIVER.
StoTy mt a Boak lataa
Drvorce proceedings are threatened
as a climax to some sensational dis
coveries made by the husband of one
of the city's well known ladies.
Aa the story goes, the wne de
parted for Chicago a ahort time ago
in a rather unceremonious manner.
Days went by and no .word
came from the windy city to console
the devoted husband in hia lone
liness. He took to thinking over
matters and finally concluded to take
trip to Chicago himself. He
did not find his wife where he ex
pected to. And this worried him all
the more and egged him on in the
search which had a rather dramatic
He began looking over the hotel
registers. It was not long before he
discovered the worst bis wile in
company with another man. A scene
followed, and an application for a
divorce will probably be the hus-
band's next move.
And it is said that the wife's trunk
was searched and a wax mask found
therein. So the husband has arrived
at the conclusion that the wool has
been pulled over his eyes many
Three Hard Citizens Landed in
the County Jail. -
MEMBERS OF A CHICAGO BAIT.
A FIRST CLASS DEPOT.
Dataettv Pawa OITra DaaBBelaaT lit.
daaee Aralaat the Maa Whs Opera
ta Bock Und Oreaa Day In la Peo
ria Baa TntblM to Batata.
From Peoria comes a tale from a
Mr. Cook, who telle the authorities
here that he was relieved of a dia
mond atud on ' circus day. He de
scribes the men who did the job in
a manner which tallies pretty closely
with the partiea who are now in tne
'county jail awaiting the action of the
grand iurv. for committing various
depredations on the occassion oi oui-
laio Burs visit to ttock island.
According to the statements of De
tective C. H. Dawson, of Aurora, who
was here to attend their preliminary
hearing Ed Williams, John Bice
and Ed Wilson all assumed names
belong in Chicago, where they are
identified with a gang oi lignt-nn-
gered workers who go about the
country following institutions such
as cirenses in delegations of
three and four, and forward
their plunderer to headquarters
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.
The largest and best line of these goods in the
city. Base Ball Gloves made to order.
BENNETT'S GLOVE STORE
1605 Second Avenue
Alen.Mvers & CoitmW
Arc headquaaters for the
Shirk Cork Filled Mriwato
The dry est, coldest and in
everyway the most satisfac
tory on the market. No wood
work to get mouldy, all racks
of metal. Examine it. It costs
you nothing to do so.
Bits of News -About tbe Big Stream Blowa
' ha by tha Tide.
The St Paul will be up tomorrow
Boats up were the Irene D., Wi-
aona and Jo Long.
The Irene D. Sidney and Robert
Dodda oaafte down, the latter with
IB striata of logs.
The 'stars of water at the Rock
Islaad bridge (Lis morning was 5 80
and stationary; the temperature 78.
The Citv ' of Winona and the Jo
Loagi rival packets in the Kock Isl
and and Clinton short trade, have
been indulging in a number of lively
spuria along the rtver the past lew
days, so far honors are about even.
A rise of 0.4 is reported at St.
Louis, wfiile at all other points the
water is either stationary or falling.
The foreeast is that during the next
two or three daya the river will con-
tinue railing at the rate oi u.i to 0.3
foot per day from St. Paul to Rock
The steamer Quincy was Isunched
from tie fcscle Point waya at do
buque Tuesday. She was formerly
the Gen City, but is practically a
new boat. She is 266 feet long,
42-foot1 beam and 72 feet wide over
all. Tie floor of each deek ia of
hard weod and the cabin ia elegantly
painted in white and gold. The
boilers are of the tubular pattern.
14x9 felt. She will probably make a
tew trips between St. Louis and St.
Paul before entering the Keokuk and
That la What tha Barllaxtoa Will
. Ba Rock Ialaad.
"The stories about the Burlington
road contemplating anything other
than a first class passenger station
upon its property on Twentieth
street are ridiculously absurd," said
one of the C, B. & Q. company's
representatives this morning. "1
have heard tbe rumors about a
freight house and all that, but they
are idle. Do you suppose a great
company like the C , B. & tj. would
invest 158.000 in real estate for
mere freight depot? Not at all. The
Burlington road will in the very
near future erect in Rock Island a
handsome passenger station in keep
ing with its progressive ana enter
prising spirit and in keeping with
the city oi kock isiana.
It will be a first class depot in all
respects. Mark that."
Friends of a business man are ha v.
ing no little amount of fun with him
over an incident occurring the other
day. It Beems there is a young man
in this city whom many mistake for
him. The business man was around
collecting. He presented a bill at
the counter of an uptown establish
ment. The money was paid over
without a murmer, but he lound a
shortage of $1.80.
"Here, neighbor, haven't you made
a little mistake here?" asked the
business man rather pleasantly.
"Just what l told you that night.
I knew you would forget all about
it," and the saloonkeeper was getting
warm under the collar.
What do you mean, sir?" The
youBg man it so bappena never in
I mean that you own me f 1.80.
You don't remember the night you
came in here and got eu cents worth
of drinks and borrowed a $1, eh?
That night when you were so loaded
that you were trying to stand on
me young man was dumbfounded
He refused to pay any money and
walked out of the place. Now he is
looking for his double.
Mr. Tollvor Dies.
Thorton Toliver, one of the city's
oldest and best known colored citi
zens, passed away at his home on
Fifth avenue at 10:45 last night,
after being ill several months with
kidney trouble. Mr. Toliver was a
native oi Mason county, Kentucky,
where he was born Dec. 26. 1826.
After tht war. in 1867, Mr. Toliver
ctme to Rock Island and took a posi
tion with the family of T. J. Rodman
at the arsenal as coachman, in which
capacity he continued for a number of
years. Five children survive, Mrs.
Toliver having died in 1894: Hattie
J.. William H.. Clarence J., James
and Marv. The funeral will be held
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from
where it is disposed otlp HPl T ji fy t
m" Line and Compare Pricss.
SO veara with a small black beard
and dark complexion and little sharp
eyes, lie is a smooth article ana
has served a term in a Colorado pen
itentiary, to say nothing oi the other
scrapes he has been in, of which
the authorities here know nothing.
Wilson became very angry when De
tective Dawson began explaining
who he was to the court, and but
for the fact that he 'was handcuffed
would undoubtedly have made a
scene. He denied the statements
with reference to his operations
circus day, and said that he
was following the show in hopes of
obtaining a position as cook. But
his story sounded nsby.
Williams is the youngest oi the
three. But he is the man whom it is
claimed relieved Mr. Rohwer, the
Davenport gentleman, of $180 at
the circus grounds. He is a smooth
faced youth and has served a term in
the penitentiary at Joliet. Rice ia a
smooth faced fellow with a pleasant
expression such as goes well in the
confidence game. The three were in
the job to relieve C. C. Walker, of
Davenport, oi bis diamond pin.
An eideriv lady registering aa Mrs
U'Ronrke, of Chicago, accompanied
by her son, was here and retained
Maj. Beardsley to defend Williams,
whom she claims is a nephew or hers,
Affairs of the Pol lea.
Felix Hendricks was fined $3 and
costs for disorderly conduct.
David lloge, of colons, was hned
$1 and cost for disorderly conduct.
David, while under the influence of
firewater, started to demolish the
David Seffron and Moses Baker
had an altercation; and Moses
punched David and vice versa. So
David swore out a warrant against
Moses for assault and battery, but
before the case came to a focus be
looked at mattera differently and
had the proceedings dismissed and
paid the costs.
j. nere wereou arrests during June,
according to (Jbiel fctzels report.
Uf that number 31 were city cases
and the remainder state, as follows:
Peace warrant, 1 ; assault with intent
to kill and murder. 3; assault and
battery, 2; drunk, 11; disorderly con
duct, 11: vagrancy, 4; larceny, 5;
assault with deadly weapon. 1 ; not
paying dog tax, 1; attempted sodomy,
l; beating board . bill, l; hauling
without license, 1; fast driving, 3;
forgery. 1; abandonment, 1; burg
lary, l; breach oi tbe peace, Z.
A Child Bajoja
The pleasant flavor, gentle action
and soothing effect of Syrup of Figs.
when in need oi a laxative, and it
the father or mother be costive or
bilious, the most gratifying results
follow its use; so that it is the best
family remedy known and every fam
uy should nave a bottle,
A. J. SMITH & SON.
123 and 123 W. Third Street
Nefrlijree Sb.it tst
Boys' Wash Suits
Ages 3 to 8.
i Junior Suits
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
Sommers & LaVelle
HE STUCK TO THE LAST;
It is guaranteed in every particular, add prices
within the reach of everyone.
Opposite Harper House.
Frank J. Uoeckel. of Chicago, and
alias brace ttordeau were married
at 6 o'Cock Tuesday evening at St.
Joseph's church. Rev. Thomas
Maciua officiated In the presence of
an assemblage of the couple's rela
tives ana friends. Th e groom la a
firemae on the Rock Island road run
ning cttween Blue Island and this
city, and his bride ia a young lady
with a lartra eirela af friends and ad.
loil aCUUi? AIB. mirerahere.
Ea tries Closo Tonight.
1. L. sears and -the various repre
sentatives of the Davenport mile
track, are busily engaged completing
arrangements f jr the big meet and
booking entries as fast as they can
get hold of them. Mr. Sears is at
tending to business at this end of
the line while he leas several agenta
in Illinois, looking up good strings
of races for the coming meet. A
number of good horses are now in
training at the track and several
strings are expected in the next day
or so. The horses entered will com
mence arriving in earnest about Fri
We, the undersigned officers of the
M. W. of A., of Rock Island, wish to
announce to the public that the ex
curslcn purporting to have been got
ten up under the auspices of the
80ns of veterans, of Davenport, and
tne v ooomen, 01 kock island, on the
Mary Morton July 4, is entirely un
authorised, as the Woodmen of Rock
Island have nothing to do with said
excursion. O. Beck,
AW. C. Macckbr,
Consuls of camps 29, 1550 aad 309,
M. W. of A.
Local ahowera are probable thia
afternoon and tonight, partly cloudy
inaay; very utile change in temper
ature... Southerly winds. Today'a
- F. J. Wau, Observer.
Is a big long word but
it signifies what every
one ought to practice
who would get the best
for their money. Ia the
grocery line there is a
broad field for discrimi
Styles la fine shoes till everyone
in Rock Island knows that pair
of shoes from Schneider's means
many months comfort to the
Schneider's fine ahoea arc
synonomous with quality, com
fort, atyle and perfect fit. They
are now displaying a fine line of
bicycle, tennis, golf and ahoea
for outdoor sports of all kinds.
We are now offering sons
great bargains ia all kinds of
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, .... 1712 SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
ID IT EVER
That are pure and whole
some can only be bought
at fair prices. There ia
not a better selected
stock than ours in town
and we invite inspec
tion. Prices are always
fair and can be relied
GEO. A. UcDOlIALD
SSOA flftii Air. PfcoM Utt.
OCCUR TO TOU THAT PERHAPS TOU HAVE HOT
ALWAYS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAME
TOU HAD NOT SEEN WHAT WE HATE TO OFFER.
OCR STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OUR
WATCHES. CLOCKS. JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS AND
SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.