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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1896.
CHOOTING THE CHUTES'
O WITH SHIELDS . : ;
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I hey firied it galnio
SH I ELDS
The Yearly Summer Shoe sale
It Is a Shoe Time not to be mSfscd. Prices are not matched
in any store you know, cannot be matched ex
cept at a money loss by the seller.
Men's Fine Stftcs
At l.5)t worth from S to t. There
are nun butter.
A . f J. worth from 3.60 to 1 1.60. K.
I'. Smith Sofia Co ruakn.
Am IJ.Sw, worth from 3 to 3 50. W.
C. Mricn Shoe Co.
iiw criDis PaOPo.Tioimu cit w mm
Men Shoes at l a pair, lat r
our Mrti'i Tan Slio at fl.W a
Toruwt prli- H.V. iul 12
Cash Sho; Store
Allen, Mvers & Company
It i guaranteed in every particular, and prices are
within the reach of everyone.
Opposite Harper House.
THAT'S wlat the public have
b:en doing for the past 15
months. Shields it was who
them up on
tri nInnor1i I
took them in'o his little
for a trip down the line
to where they found low prices
It tickled them so-thit
fgaia and st it they never
It's fun for Shiilds, too;
, t jl t l
lie enjOyS nearing lllC PCOpie
savthevare Dleased. Rival lines
and quit again, but
keeps things going. A
pleased customer pleases him
more than a World's Fair Medal.
Give him a chance to please you
Women's Shoes at $2.50
Width from A to K. wotth from 3
to $3.Ao, Uce and button, a true
aving of ono dollar a pair
Women' Oxfords at $1.25, worth
from $l-" to 2.60, dark, choco
late, medium or black vici kid
There Is a deliberate money low in each
Ak to e nr ladies' Button Shoos for
SI. A Ixo lailiea' t xfnls at Mc and '.7c
Sprvial iale on Ladies Tan Shoes, $2.50
?07 Twentieth street
Are headquaatcrs for the
Cork Pilled Refrigerators
The dry est, coldest and in
every way the most satisfac
tory on the market. No wood
work to get mouldy, all racks
of metal. Examine it. It coits
you nothing to do so.
1S21 SECOND AYE.
PliJDE OP PUBLIC.
Watch Tower and the
terest In It.
A SOURCE OF COJiTIOX ISJOIMENT.
Not rarely Tut the Bene at of the Peo
ple of Sear, Bat Far the Entire Com
munityThe oiMtractlonkt and What
Mar Be the Outcome.
C. H. Dibber ii. of Sear, has
tarnished the Union the second com
munication betting forth the contro
versy between the Tri-Citj Railway
company and the town board there
'elating to the Wach Tower, from
the Sears atand point. In this com
munication Mr. D.bbern complains
of- the change of the grade for the
electric road to the Tower without
permission, of disorderly crowds and
of objectionable and illegal attrac
tions and the appointment of a
special deputy sherill without the
Consent of the Sear" town board, and
lastly accuses the Tri City Railway
company of inspiring the position of
the ti-i-citv press toward ine bears
people in the existing situation and
savs it the papers continue "to cast
slurs," "demanding and threatening,"
ho fears a settlement is a long way
off, but that t could have beeu made
luimediatelv after the tire.
Facta aa Known.
TLero are certain inconsistencies
Dibbcrn's letter that it is not
for the street railway
to correct, as the facts are
the general public. As to
the change in the tracks the town
ship commissioner passed fully
upon and approved of everything
done by the street railway people
long before tho incorporated village
of Sears was thought or; and tho
street car company not only laid out
new roads for all encroached upon, but
oridged tho tracks and otherwise
i in iifiii cu uiu ni'iiwiutt ui me wwii
l .1 l T -L. ..... I . I. .
ship fully in accordance with the
krdinK disorderly crowds, the P
pointmcnt of the special deputy
KhcrifT, which is now complained
about, was with the view to prevent.
ing Mich unhappv occurrences, the
street car company seeking to have
the advantage of an olliccr alwavs on
duty and not depending upon town
authorities, who might be absent at
tho very time when needed. As to
aoy unlawful attractions. The Ai:ors
stated at the time that these were
regretted by the street car company
and were promptly tuppressed by it
when it became acquainted with
their existence, that thev were
permitted by the Tower man
agement, but were, nevertheless,
quickly put a stop to by the street
railway company, wh.ch lias had a
single aim from the lirst to mane
the Tower a clean and respectable,
as well as atti active place. Indeed,
this is ono reason why it protests
against the interference on the part
of the Sears board, lor a corporation
that can license one thing can li
cense another, and who can say that
a vcar from now the Sears board
may not be so constituted that such
institutions as the Tower manage
ment is contending most, against
may be licensed to exist immediate
lv outside of the Tower grounds to
work as great injury to the Tower's
reputation as if they were located
within the company li nuts r
The Attltnila of the lrea.
The attitndc of tho press, about
which Mr. Dibbern complains, is not
unnatural, although the papers on
the Davenport side have been a little
more anxious and energetic to show
tight than they would have been had
the scene - of the controversy been
within Scott' county. Nevertheless
the people of Sears should bear in
mind find The Aikils believes that
most of them know that the Tower
is an attraction in which the entire
community takes interest and prid?.
Davenport depends upon it, as it
does on the government island,
which is alo in Illinois, as a park,
and having indeed he same feelings
toward both that Ksck island and
Moline have. In the same spirit
comes tho resentment 01 evcrvtbing
that would tend to obstruct the per
fection or one ot tnese ideal spots
Would not the people of Sears con
deuin a policy on the part of Daven-
pitt that would oppress, if it coul",
anv move to restore any nf the mul
tiplicitv of attractions of Rock Island
arsenal.-' In the three cities the con
duct of the Sears town board toward
the Tower is looked upon as purely
combative of the public good, and
when obstructionists appear, let it
be said to Mr. Dibbern, no other in
centive is necessary to bring out the
condemnation of the f ress.
As to how readily the, street
car company could have settled with
the town board of Sears the 4a v after
the lire. The Akgis cannot speak.
ror tne other papers it cannot sav
as to the street car com pan v insti
gating any attacks on the Hears b -ard.
but for itself. The Ak;18 declares
most emphaticcllr, in te petition of
what has been 6id before, that Mr,
Uaruntr not onjy discouraged .anv
reference to the Scars situation, but
asked as a favor that nothing be
said whatever about it. asd The
AR4ts respected that wish until the
first letter appeared from the town
of Sears with its unwarranted allega
tion as to the street car company.
Regarding Mr Dibbern s closing
remark as to the condition of settle
ment, the longer it is delayed the
longer Sears will be standing in its
own light as well s obstructing
an improvement in which the three
cities feel jnst interest, and so long
tho press will speak its condemna
LIVING IN A BIG CITY.
Ambitions Tonne M.n Finds It Sot What
' It I Cracked Cp to Be.
He was going home on a visit after
spending three years in Chicago,
whither he went to mould ont a ca
reer and make his fortune. His par
ents reside in an Iowa town and are
comfortably situated. But young
and ambitious as he was, and with
an idea that money-making was easy
and everything piciirea ironi
the brighter side of life, he was
not satisfied until he launched in the
Illinois metropolis. ' When he ar
rived there he had something over a
hundred dollars in his purse and a
fairly good wardrobe. He is rather
an attractive young gentleman and
well educated, bub tne uesi ne
opld do was to secure a position
clerking in one of the department
stores at a nominal salary, an in
crease in which he was promised as
his experience progressed. Finally
his wages were raised to $ 10 a week.
Three years pass and we find him
on a train destined on a visit to tne
old folks which he had been promis
ing to make for some time. But
financial matters would not justify
such, extravagance. "I'll tell you
this businoss of a young fellow get
ting it into his head that a big city is
the place to live, ' he told a
friend on the train, "is altogether
wrong. I went through the mill and
come near knowing what I am talk
ing about. This is my first trip
home in three years and I had a hard
time scraping enpugh together to
make it at that. When I landed in
Chicago I had under consideration
all sorts of plans as to how I was go
ing to prosper. And I tftink I did
as well as the average young man;
and when I reach home my finances
will aggregate about $ 20. I went to
Chicago with f 170; worked steady
nearly all the time; lived
as economically as I knew how;
diden't play the races or carouse or
carry on in tho manner tho average
young man of this generation does.
Now what I can't understand is how
men with families get along drawing
a salary the size of mine. But it
seems they exist. I'll tell you it
costs money to live in a big city.
Among my plans was. to come hack
home and get married after I had
been in Chicago a year or so; but I
hive changed my mind on that point,
also. The matrimonial question has
been bothering me considerably. I
thought when I would accumulate a
couple of hundred I would take unto
niysalf a wife. I ligurcd every way,
but could not get tne money to
gether, bo I tnougftt the best I
could do was to make the long prom-
sea visit as long as 1 had enough to
pay mv fare and have a few dollars
to spare. ' So I bought a suit which
cost ino f S.50 I've got it on and
now rm homeward bound not to
get married, I'll promise you that,
And there you have the story of
a young man who built air castles on
fortune making in Chicago."
Rnmbllugi of the Ball.
John Fitzpatrick, general agent of
the Vundalia line, was here on one
ot his periodical visits today.
Christie ladders, the news agent
on Conductor Aula's Kock Island &
fcoria train, U taking a week's vaca
tion to go 'to Springfield with the
soldier boys. Kob Auld is substitut-
ig for him. ,
A. J. Karling, vice president and
general manager, C. A. (ioodnow, as
sislant general superintendent and
J. II. inland, general freight agent.
were in tno city on their tour ol in
spection of the Milwaukee road
They went east.
K. 11. Buck, 305 Twentieth street.
who runs between Kock Island and
Racine on the Milwaukee road in the
railway pestal service, was taken ill
at Savauna last night and was very
weak when he anived home, but. he
is retting along all right now.
ice President II. S. Cable, of the
Rock Island & Peoria Railway com
pany, has inaugurated a plan which
shortens the hours of the employes of
the general o dices on Twentieth street
so that they are released at 5:30 in
stead of 6 o'clock, as heretofore.
Route Agent Patterson, of the
United States express company
went Peoriaward today after a brief
stay in the city. He still carries
that antiquated grip which has done
service so long that it is becoming
scaly. Many think there is a his
tory attached to this old piece of
Bonnd Money Democrat..
Two hundred Davenport democrats
headed by Mayor Vollmer have
signed a call for a mass meeting at
Turner hall tomorrow, evening; for
the purpose of denouncing the action
of the national convention in Chi
cago, which the call sets forth "an
tagomzed the principles of democ
racy and assailed the honor of the
nation." Hon. Fred W. Lehmann
of St. Louis, will speak.
An invitation baa been extended to
democrats from Rock Island and all
the surrounding country to attend
A Child Enjoy
The pleasant flavor, gentle action
and soothing effect of Syrup of Figs
when in need of a laxative, and if
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 fan.
i:y should nave a Dottle.
16 Ten Tear Voarantee 189S.
I will- replace free all work that
have done during the past 10 years
ui is uui aauBiactory.
G. M. Babcock,
1725 Second avenue.
MR. JOHNSON DIES.
PASSES AWAY THIS MORHIHG.
Career of Twenty-elsbt Years' Govern
ment Servlra Closes After Two ffeea
SnO'.rlua- With Typhoid Fever, Which
Also Cansca the Death of John freeman.
F. Oscar Johnson, the veteian
ardener and florist at Rock Island
arsenal, is dead. The end came at
:30 this morning at the residence on
Typhoid fever was the fatal mal
ady. Mr. Johnson was stricken
about two weeks ago and although
every means was employed to vanish
the dread afnicuon, be gradually sank
until tho end came. Mr. Johnson was
among the oldest in point of employ
ment and best known attaches of
Rock Island arsenal, ' where for over
ajinartcr of a century he had presid
ed over the tlower garden. Twenty
eight years ago while Gen. Flagler
was commandant at the arsenal Mr.
Johnson obtained the position which
he so long and faithfully held, bav-
ng contiuued at his work up to the
time of his illness.
Mr. Johnson was a 'native of
(Jainstrum. Sweden, and 50
years of aga. Hej had , resided
in Rock Island for 23 years.
during the time he was employed at
the arsenal. He is survived by his
wife. The funeral will occur at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon from the
residence, 733 Twcntv-third street.
John Freeman died at St. Anthony's
hospital at 6:55 last night after two
weeks' illness with typhoid fever.
The young man, whose home was at
Collinsville, Pa., was a nephew of i.
nobbins, 35 J wentv-tuird street.
with whom ha had been stopping
while in the city as an employe of the
i hoenix bridge company. Mr. hrre
man was 22 years of age. The funeral
will be held from the residence of
Mr. Robbing at 9 o'clock Sunday
morning and interment will be made
at Chippannock ccmetary, the laws
prohibiting tho transfer of a body
from one state to another when death
is caused by typhoid fever. '
lhe dead voung man's mother
will arrive tonight from Coliinsvillc
Mrs. Caroline Holmquist died at
12:30 today at the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. P. A. Grandin, 423
Tenth street, of the infirmities of old
age. She was 73 vears old. The fu
neral will be held from the residence
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The 2-weeks-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. ueorge Lowe, Eighth ave
nue, died at 5 o clock this mornino
of heart trouble. The funeral will
be held from the home at 10 o'clock
John H. Bcckmann, of Molin
died at 10:45 this morning of cholera
morbus, aged 64. He leaves a wife
to mourn his loss.
It is becoming amusing to witness
the desperate efforts being employed
!v the Lmon in its attempt tov exon-
oratc hteve Hull from his recent wild
west exhibition enacted on a train
between Rock Island and Muscatine
and in which a bound prisoner
was the victim.
There is no getting around the fact
that Hull showed himself a
coward when he struck down
a helpless fnllowtnan. Because
he might have been a bard.
ened criminal is no reason why he
should have been made a target
for a wild-eyed deputy sheriff's
actions. There are certain obliga
tions which one man owes to anoth
er under all circumstances, and in
this case particularly there was no oc
casion for Mr. Hull's violence, as his
prisoner was entirely at his mercy,
being securely handcuffed. The
deputy sheriff's treatment ot the
prisoner was as inexcusable as it was
barbarous. - -
That's What you ought
to do in order to satisfy
yourself that what we
say is true. We are
anxious that the public
should know that we
carry a pure, wholesome
line of goods that
Can be Relied Upon.
In addition, anything
that is seasonable can
be found at our store.
Prices are as low as can
be put on good goods, so
that we fear no compe"
tition if the pnblic will
take quality into consid
eration. Remember onr
service is prompt and
lie ill ALU
9804 Fifth A. Pfco. 11M.
A, J. GRXXTH & aoir
Grates and Tiling.
i 'HSU ' h - j
All kinds of TILING.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
123 and 125 W. Third Stroct
Boys' Knee Pant l
Suits at Infants' Prices
In order to make room for winter clothing.
We have marked down the balance of Knee
Pant Suits regardless of the cost.
LOT 1 -$1 98, $1 88, $1
LOT 2-$275, $2 50. $225, $2 00 SUITS $1.75 J
LOT 3-$2 95, $2 75, $3, $2.68, $2.50 SUITS-$1.99 J
LOT 4 $3 50 and $3 25 SUITS - $2.50
LOT 5-$4 25, $4.00, $4
A t - -
in inspection win prove wnai is aa-vertlsed.
1804 Second Avenue.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - -' - 171 J SECOND AVENUE
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
"Keep Your Shirt On
Is an expression often heard, but it isn't good
advice to give to a man with a soiled shirt.
Tell him to take It to the
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Whtre they do the best work in the quickest
time. Latest improved machinery, modern
methods, careful and skilled help, and reason
able prices A postal card will bring the wagon
with the bell.
Bauersfeld & Sexton. Telephone 1293
We show about 60 patterns
We invite your inspection
50, $1 35 SUITS $1.29
, - 1
We are now giving away
A Rock Island Court House
Come, bay your Shoes of ns ar.d get
one of these spoons.
Every body ought to have one.
Wm SevraUnntfc etreet.
tion o f narrow tactics.