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THE ARGUP, FBI DAT, DECEMBER 4, 189G.
BUSY AS BEES
That's the conditlop at Shields' store. There's
a reason for it, too. Maybe you can guess it if
you trade there. IT'S THE PRICES. That's
what keeps them j imping. Keeps his competi
tors jumping, too. to keep up with the pace he
sets for them to follow. Here are a few more
just to keep them comirg: k
AX OBNOXIOUS ODOR S
I Committee at Last Detects It in
the Storm Drain.
I JOB HAS A BAD AFPZAEASOT.
Package Rolled Oats 63
Xo. 1 Chimney 2j
Shred Cocoa per poand 17c
4 Packages Mince Meat 25c
Jimall Pickles, per gallon 19a
3-pound Can White Wax Beans 10c
1 Gallon Sauer Kraat 15c
Tooth Picks per p.ickage So
Pcabcrry CofTee, p-r p-mnd. .22c
Dr. Price Baking Powder 333
New York Uuckfheat. 25c
Can Pear-he3 and pears, per can 10c
Corn Meal 7 Jo
California Prui.es, per pound . 55
Can Salmon 9c
Gold Dust 17Jo
Fancy dried Apples, per pound 7Jo
New Catsup, per bottle 5c
Three 3-ponnd cans grated
Pin? Apple 25c
Three 3-poun I ca-iS Apple
Three 3-pound cans Poach
Can Pumpkin, 2 cans for 15c
Can Tomatoes, 2 cane for 15c
Gun Powder Tea 21o
Japan Tea 21c
14 bars of soap 25c
Large box Stave Polish 5c
California Egg Plums, per caa 10c
3 -pound can Blackberries 10c
Citron, per ponnd 17Jc
Cleaned Currants, two pack
ages - 15c
One ponnd Baking Powder . 9c
6 quarts Dried Beans 25c
6 quarts Dried Peas 25c
Crushed Java Coffee, per
Large imported figs per ponnd 15c
MixedCandy per ponnd 71c
White Chief, 10c soap only... Cc
Genuine home made Mince
Meat, per pound 10c
Tint bottle Pickles 7c
I Aid. Kennedy Imbi ItlMlai Foeitton to
Make BI Charge Kttck-Laat night's
Meeting Report to Beady for tne
JSrxt Oeuell Session.
That there is something rotten in
Denmark, the probing of ihe Twenty
fourth street sewer seems surely to
develop. The committee originally
asjsigoed the doty of fully investi
gating the matter and who reported
last Tuesday that everything was all
rignt, ana that tbe allegations
mMaded to from time to time in Toe
Akgcs previous thereto, would col
lapse, seems to have discharged its
part as recklessly a?, it appears now,
did the contractors entrusted with
the work. At the second meeting of
I the finance and sewer committees at
the city hall last night Aid. Kenned v,
who preferred the original charges
I as to tbe nature or tne work, brought
evidence to bear that gives the
contract a very snauv appear
ance, to say the least. De
spite the recent assurance of
the mayor to The Ak;ls that
2(500 Fifth Ave.
It's a Feather
In tils hat:::i?2
lie knew where the Latest Style
Fall Hats v.ere to be found the,
kin t that looks the best, wears the
longest and costs the least. You
will find that all of our hats are
finest material, and
high quality head-
it paj s to
.. j ry its
S.J -f JWV Xui tr A. -, - .l ,o
Ml Dial glitteis is not
If a Man were to Offer You
A Gold Doliar tor 50c?m&&m
Y-'u wcn'J bo iijit to bnv it provided jou
kat tie man AND THE DOLLAR. Three
t-mrtl- ol rp.v baines transr.ctiou consists
of mm: nc-;." bastd on the standing tf the
liea'.cr an ! tho kr.ow n qaa'ity t f the goods
e iTered. It is or tMs reason we tske a par
dnsli'.Oi pr:if in ralilDg atteition to the
lac tHnt cur sole indeivor to sell the very
bet Si-vcs tnmie las naturally resulted in
ov.r iDcrensin ;ly cnortnon salos of "Jtweln
StAvt and It tT'ra. and this is particularly
gia'.irvin b?hnp-i tif the fact thit year by
jesr pr.iple fcava bpcome more thoroatrhiy
educa.d. in c icva construction, end today
the purchaser of stoves is, as a rule, well
versed as to it? const ruction, durability aud
economy. C.U and eiamine our samolo
line. rer-'-eseo'iDg the "Lnreest Stove Flint
in the World."
of the work. When Ccn- J
Malhern was overtaken by
financial troubles shortly af er the
beginning of the work, Mr. Schnell
came to his rescue ana assumea
charge, the contract being trans
ferred: to nim.
Mr. Schnell was interrogated with
reference to the charges this morn
ing, and declared that if any jobbery
had been done it was wunout nis
knowledge. lie meant to do an hon
est job. patting forth his best efforts
to mat end, ne claims, ana 11 inlaws
have turned ont otherwise it is not
through nay fault of his. Mr.
Schnell, when ssked for a specific
statement of the affair, said that
as far as he was concerned, the mat
ter was in the hands of his attorneys.
Looney & Kelly.
WORRY ABOUT MAR3LE.
10.1 hil-1 'is TKE VfCjj
AT THE ARSENAL. I
Allen, Myers &
Opposite Hrper House.
there was nothing in the allegations
relating to the storm drain contract,
the committee at its session last
night heard evidence that affords the
strongest ground for the suspicion
There were present at the meeting,
which was held behind closed doors,
and before which th9 witnesses were
examined one at a time. Mayor Knox
City At'ortey Haas. Ai's. Kennedy,
cos, Jjboeon aud Dauber and a ste
nogra.her. The evidence adduced
was not only to the eft. c; thit Ue
sewer was imperfectly constructed
and this according to the dis
coveries of an expert fiom Chicsgo,
but tbat the qoatity of cemetit bad
been changrd. after tb3 time of ceas
iog work at night, in the quiet hours
01 early morning and suLdayv; and
an inferior grade substituted in the
sacks containing what wan supposed
to be tbe nrst tlas?, specibed brand:
in other words, that Milwaukee ce
ment was pit into lha sacis branded
rortland cemeat, and that the
sacks so labeled were used over and
over again nntil they were nearly
worn out. urtaer tban this, it ap
pears, the fnsriiications were dls;e
garde 1 in tbe matter of concrete,
and the general structure as fir as
masonry is concerned.
Evidence Before the Committee.
air. ciianiiier, an expert engineer
from Canton, who examined the
work yesterday, wss a witness before
tbe committee, as were Messrs.
Brown, Crowley. St oehle aui Mont
gomery, men who were employed on
tne too. Mr. Unandier said tbat an
inferior grade of cement had been
used, in wnicn cnarge ne was sus
tained by the other witnesses.
It developed before the committee
that Portland cement, tbe quality
called for in the specifications, wa
only used for a short disiance near
tbe terminus of the drain, or rather
the starting point in thecjnstructioo.
After tbat, it is charged. Mil
waukee cement was mixed with tie
Portland product. It is claimed tha
tbe Milwaukee cement was changed
into the Portland sacks at
the storage shanties by men
who came to work about 4
o'clock in the morniag, and that one
section of the drain is laid exclu
sively with the inferior grade, whiie
in another strio but one-third Port
land is used. Mr. Chandler said
that at one point on Ninth avenue
where he examined the work ha
found tbe structure itse'f so weak that
wben he stamp d bis foot on it it
went through. And it was the
opinion of the expert that a heavy
rain might have caused the brick
work to ccllapse. Some of the men
ho had worked on tbe j b ad
mitted under oath having changed
tbe cement from the sacks it was re
ceived in to lho?e labled Portland
cement, anl cf tbe Muwaukee
branded sacks having been concealed
and eventually destroyed, while
other workmen te -titled that wb'la
they were without knowledge of the
change in the cement, they detected
the difference the moment the decep
tion was begun in the laving tf the
brick m tne contaminated qutiity.
The evidence in the possession o?
the committee is to tbe effect that
the Portland first quality of cement
was used only from the opening of
the drain into the rjver as far south
as Tbird avenue; that from there to
Sixth avenne the mixture was abont
half and half, that from there to
Eighth-and-a-half avenue it was two
thirds Milwaukee cement and from
there on to the end of the drain the
ast vestige of tne original specified
Portland vanished entirely, and
straight Milwaukee was employed.
The difference in tbe cost of iie
two cements is a considerable object
to the contractors, tne rortland be
ing worth i oi per barrel, and the
Milwaukee 90 cents.
Tbe committee meets again to.
night to formulate its report wnicn
will be completed by Monday night,
the written report of the expert be
ing expected in the meantime to be
included in the statement to be sub
mitted to the council, which will
then determine the course of action
to be pursued.
gmw Be Innocent.
Tbe contract for the Twentv-fourth
street storm drain was originally let
to John Mulhera, whose Oondnaien
ere Matthias ScneeU and Davi-
Brown. Mr Mnlhern's superintend
Contractor l,k!n of the Cmrt
Louktog for enlieoBtincte Elite.
Contractor C. J. Larkln, of the
Iijck Island court house, is much
concerned as to tbe whereabouts of
V. A. Uis, of St. Louis, one of the
subcontractors to supply the mosaic
tiling and marble wainscitlng lor
the court bouse. The contract price
for this material was about I3.5JJ,
and that for the wainscoting portion
was relet bv Mr. Ellis to the East
Tennessee Marble company, and for
tbe mosaic tiling to tbe warineni
Bros . of St. Louis, and that
for setting the wainscotirg to
Contractor Whiticomb, of St.
Louis. The tiling has all been
delivered and set and a large part of
the wainscoting, but tbrre Is a
carload yet to come, and it is this
tbat is cansing Contractor Larkin
tbe uneasiness. Mr. Ellis has been
paid for evervthing that has bcrn
delivered, and Mr. Larkin made a
trip to St. Louis recently in hope of
feeing him, but failed to do so. If
he does not tarn up soon, another
contract will be necessary to obtain
marble to complete the building.
Some of Ellis' subcontractors claim
tbat he has not yet settled with
Chief of Ordnance
VAZE3 COKE EECOMKCTDAIIOKS.
RETURNS WITH A BRIDE.
Happy Event Attends W. H. Lament's
VUlt nt Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Will ism H. Lamont
arrived from Chicago last n'ght and
ere temporarily domiciled at the
home of the gto'om's parents. Capt
aud Mrs. (Jeoigo Lamont, 27 Sev
Tha wedding, which was a sur
prise to not only Billy's friends, but
bis parents as well, t?0K place
VVedue.-ay evening at the residence
of the bride's pare-Lts, Mr. and Mrs.
U. G. Jack, oa the West Side, Chi
cago, tbe bride being Miss Mirgery
Jack, one of tbe baud'ome and well
known youDg lsdies of that section
ot the city. fay. J. P. Brushingham
Mr. Lamont went to Chicago a
wok ago last Wednesday, just for a
lew rials' visit, so he told his parents
and friends. And Billy yet holds
tbat he had no intension of gettiog
married so soon, but he cays those
trips to the big city were quite a
drain on his expense ar;oout, s he
thought the easiest and most effec
tive remedy was the wedding. It
as known here that Mr. Lamont
and Miss Jack were engaged, but the
late had not been decided on. So in
this wy B:ily fooled all of them.
The Lrst intimation of the happy
evect came to Heck Island yester
day in the shape of a telegram to
Capt. and Mrs. Lamont sbnonciog
tho comiiig of Mr. and Mrs. Y. 11.
the groom is janior member of
the firm of Lamont & Son. who have
the Ditmond Jo and other steam,
boat agencies here, and are also lo
cal ageats for the Empire Cj1 om
paoy. Billy is widely known and
popular, and his acquaintances will
unite id wishing him and hfs brile a
long and happy life.
THER SILVER JUBILEE.
Mr. ntitl Hr. Tlear Batarttln Friends
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Bear gave a
recplin Ij about two hundred
trie.id from Rock Island, Davenport
and Moiia-t at their hnmt 01 Nine,
teenth street las . ce.in -t in homr
i'f the Situ anniversary ui tbair mar
riage. The guests were receive! in
tbe front parlor, where th ho-.t and
hostess received hearty corgratuia-
tloas from maay wno were witnesses
10 their marriage a qonrter of a cen.
torv ago. Mrs. Bear, is the daugh
ter rf Mr. and Mrs. Julias Moscn-
fel''er. both of whom are yet living
a d her welding with Mr. Bear
00k p ace in the oil Methodist
chorcn, Babbi Epstein, of Milwaukee,
being the officiating clergyman.
Tne event was celebrated with a
feast at Turner hall.
A ad those who ctme last nwht to
assist the couple to oi serve their sil
ver jubilee, saw that while the inter
venlng years had male changes, they
hd not altered tne happiness or
coxfort of their home. Tbe dee ra
t;ons last night we-e t mllax and
roses. Refreshments wtre served in
the dining room, while tbe Svtn-
phony Mandolin Hob discoursed
sweet music at intervals.
Spoaka of tbe Hew B-Mm anl Water
Power, nntf Aerie -a A4dU- an tho Me
enaaleal Department far the Mnnafaetare
f Art! I lor 7.
In his annual r-port to the war de
partment Gen. D. W. Flagler, chief
of ordnance, makes extensive refer,
ence to Bock Island arsenal in which
he has always taken a personal inter
est since he waa commandant here
speaking of the additions to the me
chanical department mads there dur
ing the year, and of the completion
of the new bridge, lie also speaks
of the increase of the water supply
st stem, and the improvement of the
dikes abont the island, and says fur
"The work to be carried on in the
various departments at the arsenal
included the completion of 5) 8 2-
inch field gnn carriages, with tbeir
limbers comp.ete, 20 6-iech siege gun
carriages, and 12 7 inch hotitzsr
The receipts at this post from the
armv.- with smaller lota fiom tbe
militia and sundry persons, consisted
of 780 lots, weighing abont 660.000
pounds, and the issue principally to
the army amounted to 1,891 lots, ag
gregating in weight 1.300,000
The arsecsl designed for the
manufacture of tbe earring, imple.
ments and harness for rota tie'd aid
siege artillery, is tbe Rok Islsnd
srsenal. It is tbe one tbat is b-t
'cited for this work. All of these
carriages are of steel and are of new
type, and the requirement aim.t
of only tbe highest excellence in tbe
character of work that it is possible
to obtain, ao special appropriation
for tbe plant for these wnoufactirea
has been mads and tie only provis
ion is that of tbe machine shop.
forging shop and foundry, which
were lilted up wi'h the plant news
sary for the economical erection of
the arsenal, and thldiJon cf a few
machines of special importance tbat
conid be added with fund available
for the work from time It time.
This provision is njt the very best
for convenient and economical work.
anl even when crowded unduly its
utmost limit e f capacity is tbe pro.
dnction of ab.nit liitv field steel car
riages and limbers, o) caissons and
limbers, eight combined battery
wagons and forges, aid 20 siege cr-
riages and limb-r per annum.
Doab'o tbe Oatnet.
"The arsenal shop specially don
ed for tbe manufacture of tbee csr-
tijgesisthe shop est cf and al-
j tee at to tha forging shop (known as
shop a). It is proposed to in-lili
power, beating and lighting in this
shop, and at the present tioi enon
machines t j rather more ttnn double
the capacity or output n-r annum.
and to arrange for more economical
aud conveoient work. Tbs plans em
brace also tbe installation In the a I'
janent wing of tbe forging shop
(Shop F.) tbe necessary incre?e of
furgiug plant, which constitute 1
large and important ptrt of tlii
woik Aj estimate of t7i 875 f tr
this purpose is Included in tny an
nual estimates for this year, and. as
4 indicated bv what na been stated
the introduction of this plant is
deemed tf tbe utmost Importance to
our military estabiubm -nt.
"the plans ctntempli'e tha titi
mate addition to this plant of all the
machines that tbe shop G rue minted
can accommodate, for use in times
of emergency, and ii is believed tbat
tbe shop bas sofScient rapacity wben
so utilized, in connection with such
work as could sti'.l be performed in
the general machine shop, tomxk
tbe annual output abont 21 ) field
carriages, 360 caissons, 0 combined
batterv wagons and forges, 30 travel
ing carriages and limbers tut tbe
5-inch siege gun, S) carriages and
limbers for the 7-inch siege howitzer
and Z'J carrisg.g for the 7-in,h siege
mortar per annum."
Tbe general aUo speak of the
wsrk on the tew Kork Is'aid bridge.
tbe water power at Mollne, etc.
Cant. atnem-U'e Macaslae fixe.
Capt. Russell, of Rjck Island arse
nal. is greatly interested in a new
magazine pistol, whici he h just
received from Germany. It Olivers
shots a good deal like a revolver,
save tbat the recall of the shot that
Is fired ejects tha trap'j she I and
places the next oce in position for
nnog. thus msking it ai easier arm
to operate tban tbe revolver. Cspt.
Rnssell Is going to wake a series of
testa of the weapon at tbe arsenal.
Tnrjr Cat n.,eao lor.
a: J: SMITH & SON
Have now ready for your inspection
the Latest and Best Select d lire of
Prices Lower lhanthe Lowest
A. J. SMITH & SOU.
Ik Stodorn Mi
Hsi found tbat her Hit e ones are Im
proved more by the pleaant ejrap
of Figs, when in need uf tbe laxative
(Sect of a gentle remedy than by
any other, aod that it is more ac
ct ptabie to tbttn. Children enjoy it
and ' it benefits them. Tbe true
remedy, hrrop of Fig, is manufao
tnred by the California S; rnp of Figs
W later l.wat tftr.
Now in effect via the Chifsjo. fa.
Charles Weinberger and J. Sharp , cr, St. Louis BaJway. ti southern
b ought up the first sample of this ! t retorts Cheap rates to Mo
season's ire crop today in a wagon of ! t"1 A1. New Orleans. La.. Jack
the Rock Island Ice companv. which j 'nUle. Fla., Hot prligs. Ark., and
has been cutting below tbe saw mill iclbe' southern pciot. Thsj direct
nf U'everhanaer A n,.im,,. Tho nnd short line for the south. For in.
ice is 8 inches thick and of a beauti
T Care n Colo) a On Day
Take laxative Eromo Qninine Tl-
crrarn iirw I ns "as tuiam rcviue, woo conim-1 im- &u irumiu reiana tee 1
'.wj ilbl ucd in such
formation call on your local agent or
aJdrets tha undersigned.
W. J. McLtAK.
C P. it T. A., C. P. at. L. B. R.
12S anl 125 W. Tb'rd Street
la arimfnt that U biied cpoi ccon'xr Ic
priccip!es Take ihe bst suit ycmcrJcff d J
from jour ta!lcr, or boi'ht ir m ym-r
c'oihirr. ard compare it ith a Stein-Moch
suit. Con?id?r thjs qijc tit ol f-rlcc rs
vttl zs tha. of quality. I.'nU Ijwicss of
P'Ue to hiJhnss of qsiU'y ?ud you hive
aVttin Ulochsuit, la the fabtic you vi!l
have exclusive ntss of
Pattern and Reliability
nf msife in the rur vr.n sriii 114 a inn
luMyproprr fa -hioi, in the make yu w 1
find the handiw rlt of tl.c tcry be t tailors '
jnd all thesf mriti nre nit inin era r t
ments thit cost no morr than tHe crJlnry
A rrsdy-to-put on, and than th ; t. x vt's '
to-be-wait-d-for production. .
JSOMMERS & I AVELLE;
4 1804 Secxj.d Arenac.
Ot - tYt.v. f
" ay ape' -
FECIAL 5; ALE
Til IiS WliKK OXLY.
Ladies' $2 and $2.50 P. P. Shoes
Wcrl o Yarc a trrc-tht
t n sry bargain in warm !'red pn ds
arc no cHtitDi;.
CtNTB.L SHOE BIDKK,
1711 filt.x: A V EM. It
Headquartetrs for Fo'tw-fAr at Lrwcst Prlc
V0 Can't Please Everyone
But we d) plcsre 95 rer cert e-f tie reole Lo (.its
a tbeir laundry te do) tke eecx!ful wiib. Ton tuigbt
b cue who cst't r;t 'cased tlsewker. Le-t us
Our Process is Not a Secret One.
We on! ate Soap. Water, fctartb, Unscle. '.xi
Maclticer and l!raias. Visit as when yen with.
II for any reaaa yon kft us, don't be aLa;d to
omi tak aga! W are not prond.
lam rviue, woo contiu-1 vru-piii reiana ' - - ' v a rncrr: r em w a - w a
capacity unUl the com-! oioney if it faU to care. 2ft cen U Smoks Lincoln Club clga-s. ! Slvia i KOCU ISlaBCl &IC2II2. LUUXnUl y