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THE ARQTJP, SATUBDAT, OCTOBER 31, 1898.
Will bring miny different kinds of
news. Joy to some; sorrow to others
--and no man now knows whit that
day may bring forth. The returns
from Shields', however, are of a differ
ent kind. They are always the sam;
always profitable to those who re
ceive them. His business is so con
ducted that he mikes good return for .
every dollar that comes his way.
Shove a dol ar at Shields and he pushes
you back a bargain Remember them
then, and keep your eye on him it's
money in your pocket.
H s stock is always complete and he
gives you quick service.
Phone 1217. 2690 Fifth Ave.
H ere at ffome gg
YOU CAN PROCURE THE
Liquid Malt Food
THE well known product of the CHICAGO BREW. "
1 INi COMPANY that Lad become so justly pop.
ular in building op the system. It is a concentrated
extract of seloct Malt and Hops and gives almost
miraculous assistance to convalescents, nursing
The Chicago lire wins Co's. Bottled Beer
has also made a reputation for itself and can be or.
dered from the local branch telephone 1306.
S. 3PZE3T lT iS3 Manager.
Nineteenth St. and First Ave.
JOB M PAKIDO.
HBWBt . PAftlDOS
Pointers and . Decorator
PATSB OiLSOKlNXES, etc.
.35P. 3t.i;tn Bt BOGS I8LA.OT. IW.
URGE ST STOVE PUWimthF
"All U glilleis is not Coll"
Ha Man were to Offer You
A Gold Dollar for 50c
You would be apt to but it provided you
knew the nun ANI THE DOLLAR. Three
fourth of any business transaction consists
of confidence," based on the standing of the
rte-vKr and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable priJe in calling attention to the
tact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves nude has natnrally resulted in
our Increasingly enormnu sales of Jewel"'
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the tact that year by
year people hava become more tboronghly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser of stoves is as a rule, well
versed as to its constrnction. durability and
economy. Call and examine our sample
line, representing th0 "Largest Stove Plant
In the World." fc
Allen, Mvers & Company
opposite uarper House. 1821 SICCID AYE.
W. H. Stocks Elevated by the
CEAfiGE 01 THE EAST IOWA DIVISI05
I HI Hew UatlM Fast Stoata Waaa
APPROVAL OF THE BONDS.
aa a Kr.alt at tha Taralaai Chaaft-aa Na
Loaa Ttaaa Fetj FamlllM WIU aa
Broacht ta Tata Cltv-Otba Hews.
There is no farther doubt of the
incredulity of the story that Bock
Island would sutler in consequence
of the proposed changes on the Iowa
division oi tne umcago, kock island
& Pacifio railway. More than this.
Aside from the - transferring of no
less than forty families to this city
the company has deservedly recog
nized its general foreman, William
H. Stocks, who
is promoted to
chanic of the
East Iowa dl
1st on, hit new
duties to begin
the first of the
W ilh ha
wiluam stocks, the abolition
of the general foremanhip, in which
capacity Mr. Stocks has served since
13, when he was transierrea irom
Stuart, Iowa, where he had been ap
pointed roundhouse foreman two
years previous. The recognition of
Mr. Stocks is a deserving one. Al
though a young man in the employ
of the Rock Island, witn wnicn be
first became identified in 1891, his
experience and judgment as a rail
road man and a mecnamc won
for him the immediate confidence of
the company, which has always
shown its appreciation of his ser
vices at evtrv opportunity. The
East Iowa division will extend from
Rock Island to Valley Junction after
Nov. 8, when the abolition of Brook
lyn, and Stuart as terminals, takes
Rock Island will be the heal a a ar
ters of the division, which will in
clude 241 miles of line that is. the
182 miles between here and Valley
Junction and the intervening branch
lines, Muoroe, Indianola and Win
tersett. Valley Junction will be the
western terminusot the freight as well
as the passenger crews in tbe future,
the former having formerly eoded
their runs at Brooklyn, the distance
from this city to that point being 107
miles. "While the additional mile
age will be a hardship to the freight
crews for awhile, Mr. Stocks savs it
will only be a matter of time until
the arrangement will be working as
satisfactorily to the men as before,
and will also eventually result in
increased salaries. In the new ar
rangement Stuart, which it now tbe
terminus of tbe west Iowa division,
is also abolished, and the runs are
extended to Council Bluff.
The 14 engines runaiog between
Brooklyn and Valley Junction will
be transferred to Rock Island. This
will increase the number of locomo
tives housed at this end of the di
vision to 47, or 51, including the
switch engines. The engineers and
firemen and train crews will natur
ally be obliged to move to this city.
which will add, Mr. Mocks says, 40
families anyway to its population.
Talk of tba Track.
Engineers John Horn, John
Greehy and Thomas Greehy, of the
Rock Island, are taking vacations.
Frank Norton s engine, 919, of the
Rock Island, is in the Davenport
shop for repairs. Mr. Norton is run.
ning tbe 9u9 during the interim.
frank Means has been promoted
from nixht to day caller for the Rock
Island, succeeding 1 Coo ley, who
goes into the machine shop. The
new night caller is U. S. Kofer.
The marriage of Eldie Mousley,
the popular young fireman who runs
with James Wilkinson on the East
Iowa division, to Miss Ella Rogers.
caused no litUe surprise among tbe
railroad bovs, many of whom tever
suspicioned that he was even consid
ering such an important step. They
accuse Eddie of giving them the slip.
out tney nave lorgiven mm ana wish
himself and bride muck joy.
Another of tbe Rock Mand'
switch engines is laid np on account
of a collision which occurred iu the
upper yards Wednesday evening.
The 24 was coming up with a trans
fer from the freight bouse with Carl
Williams at the throttle, when a
string of cars pushed westward by
the Moline switch eogine came
against her. The front of the 24 was
badly disfigured, as was the boiler.
No oce was injured, however.
The fatt mail train on tbe Rock
Island narrowly escaped wreck, and
poi-sibly disastrous accident, Wednes
day forenoon, while speeding along
at the rate oi oJ mues an hour, three
or four miles east of Colfax. The
train was slightly behind schedule
time. Engineer Charles Davis, of tbe
305. had just dropped the tongue of
the reverse lever down another notch
on the r oadrant, and given tbe sand
rod an extra j-irk, when one of tbe
crank pins on the rear right hand
driver broke, and the next instant
the detached end of the side rod.
forced npwsrd by the swiftly revolv
ing driver, shot past the cab, com
ing uncomfortably near to Charley's
right ear, which at that instant was
slightly exposed as the owner peered
out to ret a view oi tne track ahead
Tbe train was Stopped a short dis
tance from where tbe side rod was
thrown, the drivers disconnected, and
the train taken to Des Moines with
the engine running on one side.
TkaDatyaf ttaa Coaatr.a tka
Jf x Tan lay.
There should be do . doubt about
Rock Island county voting in the af
firmative on the proposition to ap
prove of tbe court house bond issue
next Tuesday. The assessed valua
tion of property is Bock Island
connty, as returned by the local as
sessors, is approximately 18,000,000;
but this is equalised eacn year by
the state board of equalization to
about 16,500,000. The general ex
penses of the county are about S63.-
000 annually, and the regular tax for
county purposes, as provided by tbe
constitution of the state is 7 J mills on
a dollar, which provides about $48.
750 annually, and 10 years ago, to
meet the discrepancy between the
general expenses of the county and
the amount available by the regular
7-mill county tax, the people voted
a special 8-mill tax, which special
tax expired this year.
The first installment of court house
bonds to the amount of 113,000, be
comes dne March 1. 1898. and the
balance of these bonds mature an
nually in installments of $13,000 and
f 13.000 alternately, and the annual
interest on the outstanding bonds
must be provided for. Tbe amount
estimated to be raised for county
purposes for the next ten years for
general connty purposes, and to pro
vide for the payment of the court
house bonds as they mature, and
interest thereon, is $85,000. To
realize this amount it becomes neces-
arv to vote a continuance of the
3-niill tax. voted 10 years ago.
and expiring now, and also to vote
an additional special tax of 2 mills
to pay court bouse bonds, making a
total special tax of a mills on tbe
dollar, which would provide a connty
tax of about $81,250 annually.
Tbe additional 2-mill tax will pro
vide about $13,000 annually, and as
the first installment on tbe bonds is
not due until March 1, 1898, there
will be surplus of this fund avail
able for the payment of tbe remain
ing court house bonds and the inter
est as it accrues.
The rate of taxation for county
purposes for the past 10 years has
been f 1 Co on each f 100 valuation.
while the rate for the next 10 years
as per tbe proposed system would
be f l 25 on each fioo or an addition
of 20 cents on each $100.
HIS POCKETBOOK SWIPED.
Maa With Tea Mink Drink Baa as Kxaar
leava aa a Trala.
A man carrying a load of peaches of
such proportions as to interfere with
bis vocal functions, end wbote destina
tion was 1427 Mitchell street. Daven.
port, where William Schweider lives,
was relieved of a pocketbook con
taining about $6 on a Burlington
train at Clinton last evening.
The police failed to obtain the
men s name, lie was met at the
Burlington depot by the police on
tbe arrival of the train, tbe conduc
tor having notified Rock Island bead-
quarters of the affair, and piloted to
tbe station, where he told his story
as beet he could. He said that he
was f Mowed onto the train at Clin
ton by a tough-looking man, a
stranger to him. He opened up his
grip, which contained among other
effects two pocketbook s. One of
these the stranger swiped just as the
train started from the depot and
jumped off. The police found that
they could not help him out any; so
ne was toia to resume nis journey.
This is flag dav in this political
year of our Lord, in accordance with
the formal suggestions of Chairmen
Jones and Hanna. of the democratic
and republican committees, respect
ively. - Adopting the patriotic senti
ment. The Am;rs has hoisted iu
banner and otherwise displayed the
emblem of freedom and patriotism
witn the likenesses or tbe represen
tatives of freemen aad patriotic citi
zens. Bryan and bewail, attached
thereto, but it has not felt that old
glorywould be made more impressive
b7 J'BK yellow rag to her. Old
glory is not a yellow flag she is
Now comes Turn Young, porter at
Thy Club saloon, and Tat C.affcv,
porter at the Senate saloon, with
another one of thne union election
wagers. Tom i for M-Kinley and
rat tor Bryan, if MKmlev is elect
ed Pat is to wheel Young about in
a wheelbarrow, and vice versa when
Bryan is elected then Tom is to do
tbe honors. Si that in any event a1
tending the election. Second avenue
is to present some ludicrous specta
SfMa aa Wavk.
Van Dvke & Eaton, company con
tinues its engagement Sunday even
ing at Harper's theatre, after sus
pending tonight for tbe Gorman.
with a production of the scenie
melodrama in four acts. "Pulse of
New York." introducing eizot stor
ing and dancing specialties, and will
continue throughout the remainder
of next week. Tuesday, election
night, two performances will be
given (two distinct shows), while the
election returns from a special wire
wiu ue resa Between each act.
hall It ba IS aa 1.
Silver men say vee, gold men say
no. But all who have used it wheth
er gold or silver men concede that
Foley s Honey and Tar Cough Syrnp
is superior so an others as 16 is to 1.
Sold by M F. Bahasen.
Caa Cats fta Uwa Dav
Take laxative Br onto Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails-to cure. ZS cents
Famous Author Stops in Rock
CHATS OF HIS BOOKS AID W01X.
Oa m Brlaf
Re v.. John Watson, D. D.. ot Liv
erpool, registered at the Harper this
morning. ith blm were Maj. j. o.
Pond, of the American Lecture and
Musical agency, aad John B. Flnley,
president of Knox college, Ualesborg.
Dr. Watson is otherwise "Ian Mac
laren," the famous author, whose
most notable contributions to the
literature of the Nineteenth century
are. Beside the Bonnie Brier Boeb.n
Anld Lang Syne." "The Doctor of
the Old School.1 "The Mind and the
Master," ' Kate Carnegie," etc. A
year ago the great periodicals were
devoting much space to Dr. Watson's
works, ana everything front nis
pen that could be secured was pnb.
lisbed. lie is now oa a snort lecture
tour of this country under tbe di
rection of Msi. Pond. He was at Des
Moines last night and this evening be
lectures at Ualeiburf, where be ts to
be tbe guest of Dr. Flnley, who joined
As Aegcs representative who sent
his card to Dr. Watson's room this
morning found, awaiting him. a cor
dial greeting t.om the distinguished
theologian and scholar, who was
just preparing lor a drive over to
Kock island Arsenal in company with
PuaeiS With IMa lanlai T
Dr. Watson, who Is a Presbyterian
divine, has been in this country
since the middle of September. On
his arrival he delivered a number of
lectures on theology at Yale college
and then began his tour of the coun
try. "I'm much pleased with tbe
success of my tour." be said, in re
ply to a query, "and with the recep
tion that has been accorded me every
where, which is quite remarkable.
I take it, in view of the excitement
that is prevailing as a consequence
of the presidential election, and
when it is taken into consideration,
too, that tbe impression bss gone
abroad that the literary lecture
platform does not receive tbe atten
tion in this country it once did. I
sni, I may say, quite agreeably dis
appointed in tbis respect, and mire
than pleased with the audiences
which have a'ttended nay lectures."
Asked if his lectures were devoted
to his own works. Ian Maclareu"
replied that with the exception of
tbe lectures delivered at Yale, tbey
were. lie does not u.e manuscript
either in his sermons or lectures, un
less it is to read something there is
no use in committing to memory.
lie finds it much easier, be says, and
more effective to get along without
it. In tbe brief discussion of bis
works which tbe scribe introduced.
"Ian Marle'en" mentioned "The
Bonnie Brier Bosh" as his favorite.
It is this production of bis pen that
bss made him most famous, It is net
to bs doubted.
Msi. Pond said that be had not
seen such large, representative and
intelligent audiences throughout tbe
country as are now greeting Dr.
W atson, since tbe dsys that he was
managing Henry Ward Beecher.
That Jay fol M la
With the exhilarating sense of re
newed health and strength and in
ternal cleanlinesa. which follows tbe
nse of Syrup of Figs, is unknown to
tbe few who have not progressed be
yond the old-time medicines and tbe
cheap substitutes sometimes offered
but never accepted by tbe well-informed.
Very low rates will be made by tbe
Missouri. Kansas Texas railway
Nov. S and 17. Dee. 1 and 15. to tbe
south. For particulars spply to the
nearest local agent, or address
H. H. Chskkick. N. P. A.,
SIC Marquette Building. Chicago.
How many people buy gro
ceries without ever giving a
thought as to whether or
not they are pure. Any
good housswife knows there
is a world of difference in
grocery foods now-a-dsys,
and each one cngbt to get
as nearly pure foods as pos
sible. We Pride
That we handle a reliable
line of goods not as much
monty in them perhaps, but
more satisfaction to our pa
trons and ourselves. Keep
. your eyes open when you
buy, and you will see what
SS04 Fifth Aye. Phone MM.
a: J. SMITH & SON
Hare now ready for your Inspection
the Latest and Best Selected lln of
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Prices Lower than the Lowest
A. J. SMITH & SON.
Ill aad 125 W. Third Street
There is Somel
Satisfaction In finding (osethingbetter than the
last of tbe kind jom bat for leas money. Money
talks very loudly today It is eViog all the talking.
When yon are prep re 1 to make your investment we
would like to have you see s suit with this la It:
Such a suit will appeal to von. especially If jom
bare heretofore worn to-order clothes.
We are now showing the Stein-Block suits and
overcoats, and aak you to inspect then whether you
buy or not.
r"v at fnn - o T s T Ts-v w - l
1804 Second Arenoe.
Crushing out (Competition
Is what we are now doing cm Ladles'
Welt and Turn Shoes. They will
make an elgaat shoe lor winner
wear aad cannot be equalled lor tbe
Will give you your choice of a pair
rth 110. fi. t9 tor lifrO.
We bow Lave all sites and widths,
so come earl aad get first i k.
CKKTBAL SHOE STORE, .... 7js SECOND AVENfJI
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Frlcea.
OCCUR TO TOU THAT PERU A PS TOU HAVE SOT
ALWAYS MADE PCOMTABLE PUECHASES BECAUSE
YOU HAD NOT SEES WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFE4L
OCK STOCK IS COMPLETE AND OCS
WATCHES. CLOCKS. JEWFXBT OF ALL KINDS AJTD
SKILLED WATCH EEPAIEINO A SPECIALTY.
BLEUER BROS. '