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THE AKGUB, THTJK8DAY, DECEMBER 10. 189a
Puts Down Prices
That's what Shields does. He gave the public
the first taste of low prices. It took veil and so
he kept at it. Others started in to doasweli
and so Shields hammer d them down again and
still he keeps on the top of ths heap crowding
and pushing dowa the price Hs always has
something that makes It worth your while to
give him a call. Look below:
Package Rolled Oats 6c
No. IChimnej 2j
Shred Cocoa per pound 17Jc
4 Packages Mince Meat 25c
Small Pickles, per gallon 19c
3-pound Can White Waxtteans lOo
1 Gallon Saner Kraut 15c
Tooth Picks per package 3a
Peaberry Coffee, per pound.. 22Jc
Dr. Price Baking Powder 89c
New Tork Buckwheat 25c
Can Peaches and pears, per can 10c
Corn Mel 7Je
California Prates, per pound. 5c
Can Salmon 9c
Gold Dust 17Jc
New Catsup, per bottle c
Three 3-pound cans grated
Pine Apple 25c
Three 3-pound cans Apple
Three 3-pound cans Peach
15 pound pail Jelly (assorted
Can Pumpkin, S cans for 15o
Can Tomatoes, 2 cans for 15c
Gun Powder Tea 21c
Japan Tea 21c
14 bars of soap 25o
Large box Stove Polish 5c
California Egg Plums, per can 10c
3-pound can Blackberries 10c
Citron, per pound 17Jc
Cleaned Currants, two pack
One pound Baking Powder. ... 9c
6 quarts Dried Beans 25c
6 quarts Dried Peas 25c
Crashed Java Coffee, per
Large imported figs per pound 15o
Mixed Candy per pound. .... . 71c
White Chief, 10c soap only.. . 6c
Genuine home made Mince
Meat, per pound 10c
Pint bottle Pickles 7c
ngallon pail Syrnp 40c
;Pjyind Star Tobicco 89c
2600 Fifth Ave.
A Nice Far Collarette
A Nice Fur Muff.
A Nice Fur Cape.
A Nice Pair of Far
A Nice Pair of Ladies
A Nice Pair of Gents
A Nice Pair of Gents1
A Nice Pair of Ladies
Ovr tna etylei of G'otm
nd ltta to relect from.
A f'i'l Mock of t ars lwj
1605 Second Ave.
glitters is not Cold
If a Man were to Offer You
A Gold Dollar for 50c
You would be apt to buv it provided yon
knew the man AND THEDOL.LAU. Three
fourths of any business transaction consists
of confidence," based on the standing of the
deakr and the known quality of the goods
offered. It is for this reason we take a par
donable pride in railing attention to the
fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very
best Stoves msde has naturally resulted in
our Increasingly enormous sales of Jewel"
Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly
gratifying because of the fact that year by
year people hsv become more thoroughly
educated in stove construction, and today
the purchaser of stoves is. as a rule, well
versed as to its construction, durability and
economy. Call and examine our sample
line, representing the -Largest Stove Plant
in the World." 6
uagST sto Tun wncwoio
Alien. Mvers & Company
Opposite Harper House
1821 5EC0ID AYE.
PUBLIC IS PLEASED
Rock Island Inspects Its New
nrronMAL begeptioi last sight.
Taraaa taa SVOoral BaUdta aad
KzprcM Their Delight With It Aw
aioaattoae To Ba Oaa for Butneaa
Rock Island availed itself of the
opportunity to inspect the new post
office building last evening. People
of both sexes turned out in great
numbers in response to the informal
invitation extended, and all were en
thusiastic in their expressions of ap
preciation and delight. The first
and second fljors were brilliantly il
laminateJ, aud from 8 until 10. the
hours designate.!, the people swarmed
in and .out through the corri
dors, the main entrances on Second
avenue and Sixteenth street being
opened. Visitors were privileged to
pass over the entire main floor, the
basement and the custodian's office
and hall on the second floor, the en
gineers1 offices being closed inconse
quence of the unsettled condition in.
cident to moving. In the registered
letter and monev order division of
the postoffice, Bleuer's orchestra,
which in a spirit of liberality and
public spirit, had tendered its ser
vices complimentarily to Postmaster
rotter, was stationed, and the en
chanting airs discoursed during the
evening lent a vim and charm to the
occasion. The postmaster had pro
vided for the adornment of the - main
desks with Jacquminat and Brides
maid roses, and Daybreak aud white
carnat ons in cut glass vase, while
the tatty display of smilax contribu
ted a touch of brightness and beauty
to the scene.
Untptloa nd loapeetloa.
The arrangements were such that
all were enabled to go through the
building conveniently and a jam was
avoided notwithstanding the great
number who visited the structure
during the reception hours. Mayor
n.nox naa provuea tnree policemen
to aid in carrying out the purpose of
the evening. Postmaster Potter re
ceived the visitors in the post
master's room and Custodian J. It.
Johnston in his room on the second
floor. In the main working room the
different attaches cf the office, to
gether with the carriers, were in
their places to give such as might
require an explanation as to how the
duties of those connected with the
postal system are discharged, and
there were many expressions of won
der that so much furniture and so
many queer looking contrivances are
all essential to the attainment of the
degree of perfection which has been
reached in the department of the
people's government known as the
v. . mail.
Tonight the postoffice will be
moved to tne new building, the var
ious departments being transferred
at times best suited to the carrying
on of the business without inconven
iencing the public, and tomorrow
the new office will be formally
opened. All incoming mails will be
taken direct to the new building
after 6 this evening, and the last
man to be loosed out in the lamina
old quarters in the rear of Mitchell
& Lynde building will be at 8:45 for
train 19 on the Rock Hand west
I I '
The Poatofflso Fore.
The corps of the Rock Island post
office is composed of:
Postmaster J. W. Potter.
Assisiant Postmaster J. E. Elli
Money Order and Register Clerk
Sopt. of Carriers John Snitzer.
Stump Clerk John Cjrken.
Assistant Mailing Clerk John
Nignt Mailing Clerk D. Fred
Carriers P. J. Cary. Fred Schuck.
John R. Stengel, John E. Ltnehan.
James McCarthy, Harry Burrie,
Walter Harms! George Barker,
Substitutes Dvid Bleuer, Louis
Special Delivery Messenger Ed
Dairy Van Houten is janitor cf
tne new building and Charles Waog
In thn matter cf bjxei, all out
standing keys will be redeemed and
new ones issued, bat it will ba neces
sary inorder to comply with the ordr
from the department on the sobiect
that claimants present either the re
ceipt of the issuing postmaster for
the key or an affidavit in support of
the claim. The kevs will ba placed
at 20 cents, which is 30 cents lower
than the rate heretofore.
Custodian J. R. Johnston today
received a beautiful new American
flag which he at ones had hoisted
over the building.
Car for HNtaela
As a remedv for all forms of head
ache Electric Bitters has proved to
ba the verv best. It effects a perma
nent core, and the most dreaded ha.
bitual sick headaches yield to its in.
fluence. We urge all who are af
flicted to procure a bottle, and give
this remedy a fair trial. In cases of
habitual constipation Electric Bitters
cures by giving the needed tone to
the bowels, and few cases long resist
the use of this medicine. Try it
once. Large bottles only 50 cents at
Uartz & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Agnew, Mich.,
says: ! have used Foley's lioney
and Tar in three very severe cases of
pneumonia the past month, with
good results." Sold by M. F. Bain-sen.
LADY RUNS DOWN A THIEF
Mrs. O sorgo B. Bholdoa Vivos mm KxhlM
ttaa ot Ha Flock.
The residents of Nineteenth street
in the vicinity of Tenth avenue were
aroused yesterday by an unusual in
cident in which Mrs. George 11. Shel
don was the plucky heroine and in
which a machine repair agent as
sumed the role of villain. The agent,
who is a dark-complexioned, small
sized man with t dark moustache,
came to Mrs. Sheldon's home. 1006
Nineteenth street, and askelifsbe
had any work to be done. She replied
that she had not, whereupon he de
parted, picking up Mrs. Sheldon's
pocketbook containing l, which she
h-d laid on the porch after paving
the groceryman a few moments 'pre
vious. Mrs. M M. Sturgeon, who was
passing, notified Mrs. Sheldon as
soon as he left. Mrs. Sheldon took
after the thief, chasing him over into
Black Hawk addition, where a work
man joined in the chase at her re
quest. "Drop my pocket hook!" warned
The thief, who was showing signs
of fatigue, would not answer. Fili
ally, first taking out the money, he
threw the purse on the ground.
Mrs. Sheldon kept right on after
him, warning him that he bad better
give up and hand over the money.
After running about a block further
the agent stopped, and lifting up a
stone placed the money under it
Then he started running again, with
Mrs. Sheldon and the other man cloe
on his heels. Finally the agent
gave out. lie stopped. So did his
pursuers, who were several feet be
hind. "Don't be afraid." said Mrs. Shel
don. I'm not golr.g to hurt you.
What I want you to do is to come
back and find my money and pocket
book." The fellow marched back
like a little man. and obeyed Mrs.
Then he went away, pale and
WEDDED AT HIGH NOON.
Loo Sbaaaoa 1 Mln Amelia J. Hoary
At the home of the bride's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Henry, 1302
Second avenue, at noon today oc
curred the marriage of Miss Amelia
J. Henry to Lea Shannon, of St.
Louis. The parlor in which the cer
emony was performed was beauti
fully decorated with roses, ivy and
chrysanthemums, and the assem
blage present was limited to rela
tives and intimate friends. Hansen's
orchestra played Mendlesobn's wed
ding march as the bridal procession
entered. First came the groom and
Mrs. Henry, followed by Mr. Hdnry
and bride. The solemn words
which bound the pair were pro
nounced by Rev. T. W. Grafton, ot
Memorial Ccristian church. The
bride was becomingly at '.i red in
white itiik . and lace, and carried
At the conclusion of the service a
splendid dilation was served. The
couple received many handsome
gifts, that of Mr. Henry to his daugb.
ter being a house and lot at 207
Thirteenth street, and which will be
the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Shannon
on their return from their wedding
trip, on which they start tonight,
and they will be at home to their
friends after the holidays.
The bride was reared in Rock Inl
and and is a lady of many charms
and acooDiplibhinects. The groom is
connected with the Mound City Paint
and Color works, of St. Louis, which
citv has been bis home, but he will
reside in Rock Island hereafter.
Among those present from nuUlde
the Ut were: William Shannon
and F. j. North, of St. Louis; Mrs.
Norris. cf IVoria; Mr. and Mrs.
Urn! p. of Geneseo; Mr and Mrs Fred
Demp-ey, of Baardrtown; Mrs. Ira
Weatnerhead, and Mr. and Mr.
Drnry Weatherhead and Mr. and
Mrs. George Merrill, of Barstow.
Mayer Rosen field, of Rock Island,
is visiting in the city, a guest at the
home of his daughter, Mr. J B.
Sax. on Fifth street. Mr. Rosenfield
U one of the leading business men
and citizens of that busy city on the
eastern bank c f the Mississippi. Re
sides being directly interested in the
management of a large wholesale
aad retail h'de and leather establish
ment, he is personally interested in
many other nusiness enterprises of
the city. He has been identified
with the business and social affair
of Rock Island for many years, and
has seen it grow from a small and
unknown village to a citv of 22.000
inhabitants, and today pride him
self that it is one ot the important
business and commercial centers of
Illinois. And Mr. Rosec field is one
of the enterprising citizens who has
made it so Ottumwa Courier.
Mr. Rosen field has rttnrncd from
his vist to O.tumwa, and is arrang
ing to mtke a tour abroad to oc
copy an indefinite period. He has
offered his property for sale, and
May 15. accompanied bv. bis daugh
ters. Mrs. G. A. Wolff, of Grand
Rapids, and Miss Fannie Rosenfield.
he will sail for the old world. The
party may be away a year or more.
ISSe Toa Toar bnnnw-1 .
I will replace tree all work that I
have done during the past 10 years
that is not satisfactory.
G. M. Babcocbt,
17?5 tWonri avenue
Bow FlaaiblB- rtraa.
Stewart at Glass, successors to M.
Terbury. 320 Twentieth street.
plumbing, heating and lighting. Re
pairing a specialty. Good work and
prompt attention. Telephone 1182.
WAS HE MURDERED
Stranger's Body Found at the
Slough Bridge. . .
FBA.0TUBE II 18 EIGHT TDCFLE.
Bow Aaiaac T
So the oot so A
The body of a strange man was
found on the shore of the slough just
below the east approach of the Chi
cago, Rock Islaud A Pacific Railway
company's bridge about 7:30 this
morning. The head was lying la a
pool ot blood, which was oosiog from
an ugly fracture in the right temple.
The man's right hand was also bsdly
cut. The bjdy i that ot a smoota
faced young man with auburn hair,
wearing dark panta, cutaway coat,
dark cloth cap and a lawn tennis
shirt. There was nothing on the
body which would assist In its identi
fication. There is a strong suspicion
that the man was murdered, yet
many believe that he was killed in
falling from the bridge aad striking
on a rock, which produced the frac
ture In hie skull.
Gus Larson and Andrew Anderson,
of South Park, se tion mea. discov
ered the body. Corner Eckhart was
notified. He ordered the body re
moved by Undertaker Wheelan to his
roams on Second avenue, where the
inquest was held.
Claim Agent Smith and Yard mat
ter McKee, of the Rock island, were
among the firt to arrive at the
scene. They have do doubt bat
what the man was m ordered and the
body carried to the spot to (rive rise
to the theory that death resalted
from a Nil from the bridge. Yard-
master McXee says that the yards
neamy are a great rendezvous for
tramps, who lay around wait
ing an opportunity to catch
on goicg trains. He says be
noticed about twenty ot them
loitering about the scale oouc yes
terday afternoon, but that today
there was not one to be found.
Foodbir Klllod aa Rw.
The tramps avoid stopping at po
lice headquarters when they can
endure it to sleep in a box car. It
is supposed the crowd which Mr.
McKee speaks of held forth in the
yards last night, got drunk, as is
their custom when they have the
price, and then had a free-for-all bat
tie, during which the unfortunate,
whose boly was fonnd at the bridge,
was murdered. The wound in the
man's skull looks as though it mitfht
have beta made with a coupling pin,
whLe the one between the thumb
and index finger of his right hand
might have ben inflicted with the
same instrument while the man was
attempting to ward tff a blow.
The body was 12 feet west cf the
plumb of the bridge, lying face down
ward in the sand. There were two
sharp pointed stones several feet east
of the body, which could have in
flicted the fracture. A pint bot
tle of whiskey was found in an Inside
right coat poeset. The fact that it
was not broken gives further
strength to the murder theory.
There were a few scraps ot paper,
a handkerchief, memorandum book
and a card of a Davenport restaurant
iu the man's pockets, but nothing
which would help to identify him.
Rallova It a aa aa Acetooat.
Dr. S. B. Hall, who examined the
body, said that it was evident to him
that the man came to bis death by
falling and striking the right side of
his head and fracturing the skull,
pressing it against the brain. Tne
coroner's jury, composed cf L. R
Sykes. George Baser. Charles II.
Moody, 8 Isaacs, Fred Rogers aud
Christ Giesbsgen, returned a verdict
stating that the stranger met hi
death by accidentally falling from
The body is at Wheelan's undertak
ing room, where it will be kept tor a
day or so. in hopes of establishing
its identy. The body is tattooed, toe
right arm having a eross and anchor.
The letters -W. A. B." are alo in
scribed in clasped hand bands. On
the lef arm there is a picture cf a
lady and a rose wreath around the
wrist of a clasped hand. On the
breast a strawberry viae is tattooed.
Thirty-one cents was found la the
Taa U ova Mar
Has found that her litt'e ones are Im
proved more by the pleasant hjrop
of Figs, when in need of the laxative
effect of a gentle remedy than by
any other, and that it is more ac
ceptable to them. Children enjoy it
and it benefits them. The true
remedy. Syrup of Figs, is mane fac
tored by the California Sjrup of Figs
HlMW TaOTMt Ma.
Now In effort 1 th Chicago. Pa.
oria & St. Louis Railway, to southern
winter resorts. Cheep rates to alo
bile, Ala.. New Orleans. La.. Jack
sonville, Fie., Hot Springs. Ark., and
other southern points. The direct
and short lina far tha sooth. For in.
formation call on your local agent or
auuress tne anaerntgneo.
W. J. McLsa.
C P. A T. A.. C P. 4 6t. L. R. R.
Kaalro too Faona.
The Rnrfc nostoffica wi'l ta
transferred from its preent location
to the new government building aod
opened for business therein Friday,
vec il, ai2:9iJ a. m.
J. W. l'OTTF.K, P. M.
To s,aro a Com as ansa laar.
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the m ney
if it fails to core. 25 oeaU.
A: J. SMITH & SON
Hare now ready for your Inapecdon
the Latest and Best Selected line of
Prices Lower than the Lowest
A. J. SMITH & SON.
Its and 1J5 W. Third Street
In axumrnt that Is based upon economic
principles. Take the last suit you ordered
from our tailor, or bought from your
clothier, and compare It with a Steln-Bloch J
luit. Consider the question of price as )
well as that of quality. Link 1 owe ess of
price to highness of quality and you have
a Stein Bloch suit. In the fabric you will )
have exclusiveness of
t Pattern and Reliability
of make. In the cut you will find abtoi
lutel? prnptr fashion. In the make you w il J
find the handiwork of the very best tailors F
aod all these merits are put into gar V
merits that cost no more than the ordinary r
ready-to-put-on, and less than the Uilor's)
JSOMMERS & LAVELLE
1804 Serood Avrotio, Qua Pnoa. f
THIS WEEK 0JL,Y.
Ladies' $2 and $2.50 P. P. Shoes
Wc also have a great many bargains in warm lined goods
that e are no-w offeiing. All who purchased
wrr t away satisfied.
CZNTBAL 8HOE STORE, - . 1711 8ECOSD AVEKUI
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
Back of Our Promises
Is the certainty of fulfillment of each and every one
of them. When job leave your watch with as for re
pairs it is safGcleat guarantee that you will have aa
accurate and reliable tine piece. Did it ever oocar to
Job that more watches are ruined by Incompetent
workmen than actual wear? We have reined the rep
utation for miles around for the best work ad lowest
prices. A trial will convince yon.