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THE ARGUS, FBI DAT, JONE 4 1897.
To bis help," as the lady said when she heard him
la a dream aboutk PpVfef game say "I raise you ten,
John." So statements are often misleading. Its
Shields one rule to do as he says That's what has
built up his business and Its why they go there reg
ularly to take advantage of his offerings. With a
stock that's always fresh and prices that are always
right, there Is little chance for Shields to be outdone.
Watch the prices and don't forget the number.
Raisins, 6 pounds for 25c
California Prunes, par pound, fa
Good Tomatoai, 9 cam for . . . . 15c
Canoed Peas fa and op
XXXX Coffee, per package. . . 12Jo
Peaberry Coffee, per ponnd . . .22o
Crmhed Java Coffee, per
o'clock Washing Tea. So
Gold Dnit 17)0
12 bars of Standard Soap 25o
Baking Soda, per ponnd fa
Catsup, -pint bottles fa
CaWnp, pint bottlea 10o
Dr. Price's Baking Powder,
per pound .-. S9o
Canned Peaches 9o
Canned Pears 10c
Canned Egg Plums 10c
SH I! E LD
fjere at ffome
THE well known product of the CHICAGO BREW.
1 IXO COMPANY that has become so justly pop.
ular in building op the system. It Is a concentrated
extract of select Malt and Hops and gives almost
miraculous assistance to convalescents, nursinc
mothers, etc n
The Chicago Brewing Co's. Bottled Beer
has also made a reputation for Itself and can be or.
dered from the local branch telephone 1306.
S. PELLS, Mana.
Nineteenth St. and First Ave.
YOUR ATTENTION . . .
In respectfully Invited to the GRAND MILLINERY
Frenoh Pattern Hata and
Soma surprises. Watch for
w tvpitn XTr
For the PuTowinf Safe
and BtlUMe Companies m
Tradart !. Co Chicago
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laotrlaltaa to LooSoa
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BKSHk.AaMr)caa loa. Co
UTtrjxwl asj Monralk
PonSa ha. Co.. Stw Tork
lion nataal laa. Co , Saa Franc laco
Office Room SO Mitchell & Lynda's
Block. Telephone No. 1030.
arf m lata.
SB Ba St Va
Sldlnf. flooring, Welnsccatlng
I8tb Strset. bet th and tk aveus.
Shields' Best Flour $1.11
Best Leaf Lard In 50-ponnd
tins, only 2.65
Evaporated Raspberries, per
Evaporated Apples, per pound 6o
Evaporated Pears, per pound. 6o
Lye, per can 6c
Best Rei Kidney Beans, 2 cans 15c
Fancy Dairy Butter 12Jc
Large box Stove Polish 5c
12 boxes Parlor Matches .' 10c
Small Pickles, per gallon. .. 19c
IS pounds Rolled Oats for ?5o
Package Rolled Oats fa
4 packages Mince Meat 25o
Gallon can Maple Syrup 99c
Holland Herring, per keg 69o
Mackeral Co and p
1-pound can Salmon So
2690 Flttli Ave.
CAN PROCURE THE
Liquid Malt Food
BYRNES & CO.'S
Bonnets. Millinery Novelties.
Often cccasirn distress
at the instep, but that is not be
cause the shos are simply low
they are cot made right. The
low shoes we have on sale are
made to fit as snogly as a well
made glove. Ton get the benefit
of a cooler shoe with none of the
discomforts of a shaky one.
307 Twentieth Street.
SMALL ARM FACTORY
New Industry at Rock Island
FORMER REPORTS VERIFIED.
Busier Days and More Men
Unapproached Advantages of
"These are busier days at Rock
island arsenal," says the Chicago
Kecora in an extended article in to
day's isEue, fully verifj ing the re
ports hitherto published in The
Ahgus of the proepect of the estab-
usnment 01 a small arms factory
there. For several years," says the
Becord, "there has been no marked
activity there: tbe big shops, caps
ble of containing an absolute army
of operatives, have been tenanted by
workmen only in occasional corners;
ibe demands 01 tbe army for muni'
tions have been barely supplied asd
the work incident to the mainte
nance and improvement of the arse
nai nas been done. Bat this ts all
usual, ordinary and not worthy of
remark, jsow the forces In tbe b;g
shops are growing; tbe output it
growing greater and the pay roll;
the lines of workmen walking or
riding to and from the post are
lengthening; the output is growing
greater, and soon will be heard the
bustle of more than one military in
dustry that is new in the west. For
unless all sign fail tbe Rock Island
arsenal will soon be manufacturing
the arms and ammunition as well as
the commoner and less essential
supplies cf the United States regular
Tbe same source of information
thereupon presents the army sup
plies provided by Rock Island arsenal
in time 01 peace lor its soldiers. loot.
horse or artillery, and so it comes
that harness saddles, saddle blankets.
knapsacks, haversacks, canteens
targets, target frames, belts, bal
sters, buckles, tin cups everything
that the American soldier uses is
demanded in continued fresh supply
and are furnished here at Rook isl
and arsenal for the whole army cf
me united states.
Boater Etoya at tha Araenml.
"Hat," says the authority re
ferred to, "a change has come over
the spirit of the scene at Rocic Island
arsenal, and more change is coming
id tne near luiure or me plans o
Oen. Daniel W. Flagler, chief of ord
nance, will coma tn f.ilnr. don
Flakier came to Rook Island ariu-nit
right after the war, a captain, but he
boou ueuame commanaBnt. tie eany
fell in love with the command. n,l
he thoronghly imbibed the ideas and
the BDirit that animated fieri. Rnrf .
man, the 'designer and founder of the
post, as years went on ne saw
more clearlv its trreat strateiHe nna
sibilities, and became convinced that
here In the heart of the continent,
and in the heart of the o-r&ndeat nut
ural waterway should lie the great
central source of supply for the
American armies. No invading foe
can nope to roacn it; it nas unsnr
passed facilities for transportation
it provides the best of labor at the
lowest rates, and its geographical lo
cation is unsurpassed. Added to
this are a beantv of situation nrl
water power nneqaaled in this part
01 toe country, r or years past tb
location of the Drinoin&l imul arm
1 1 -
and ammunition factory at this post
una oesu me ultimate aim oi me de
partment. Steps are now under
way, and their completion may not
long be delayed to carry out this
cherished plan. As a preliminary to
mis movement tne ordnance depart
mem recently transferred hither, as
a commandant, Capt. Stanhope
Blnnt. formerlv of the staff of Ma
Gen. P. H. Sheridan. The captain is
me acKnowieageu auinomy of the
armv and oi tne united .stntpn n
small-arms practice, and the author
of the handbook on the nun of m,:i
arms, which has been adopted by the
war aepartment. rnor to Capt.
Blant's arrival matters had not been
on the boom at the arsenal. Since
he came the nace has viaihl nnit
ened Rock Island arsenal has awak
ened to swifter life than it has
known for vears. but it is poire at
snail's pace still in comD&riaon with
the gait Gen. Flagler will set for it if
Kma arouse coogres?.
Stoat Corriorot HaanraetoTa.
Then it is stated that tha mini.'
lecture of built up steel carriages
iur ueiu guns, siege guns and mor
tars is to be larcelv incrpatorl Ih.
yima ior mis Deing outlined in uen
L-l . ....
risgier s late visit to tne arsenal
and this ia in tha carrvino nut nf tt
ucoigu in m transier oi in. manu-
J I r - - .
loviure oi tnese guns hither from
Watervliet. N. Y . fnnr lan ran
The government wants 150 of these
suua mrnea out ner. a yesr. as
well as the production of the car
riages. Siege gun carriages, S.OOO in
number, also am tn h mul hro in
larger quantities, aa are cassions or
ammnmtion ouirona to tha anmhar
of 4,600. As many as 7.500 field guns,
with cassions to match all these
equipments are necessarT tn hav a
supply available such as the govern,
men desires to'nave. and aa tb. arti
cle in question says: Ther is
Work enoncrk on lhia mlmtrtm nrAmm
and on the several hundred siege gnn j
carriages, to employ a much increased
lore. ber. at Kock island arenai ior
years, bnt the employment of just
such a force is precisely what the
chief of ordinance has in mind and
will carry out if he is permitted the
necessary appropriations by eon
gress. The manufactory has been
established here. It has lagged, on
some account or other, but the pros
pects are excellent that it will be
pushed by Commandant Blnnt from
this time on with all the energy that
h. can extract from the sum
of money allowed him for the work.
II congress will vote tha department
the money it will roll out the ord
nance at these shops last enough."
Will Btoko Blflaa, Tjrt.
"But Capt. Blnnt, an expert in the
knowledge and nee of the rifie and
revolver, was not ordered here alto
gether for the purpose of making
carriages for cannon. Rock Island
arsenal consists of 10 mammoth
buildings, each big enough to hold
1,000 workmen and their machinery.
Tbese are arranged in two rows, of
bee buildings each, the rows facing
eash other across Main avenue of the
arsenal. The shops of one row were
designed for arsenal uses, where ord
nance and acconterments are to ba
made and stored, and those of the
other and opposite row were de
signed ior an armory, to be devoted
to the manufacture of rifles, revol
vers and tne ammunition used in
' This joint nee of the post has
been en the mind of Gen. Flagler
ever since the days of Gen. Rodman,
tbe hrst commandant of the post.
The coming of Capt. Blunt to this
command is eloquent of sngebtion
tnat tbe opening oi tbe armory shops
to the use for whieh they were orig
inally planned Is not far off.- Noth
ing has ever been done toward
equipping those shops as an armory,
and not much toward fitting them
up as an arsenal."
Some attention is paid the substi
tution 'L of the Krag-Jnrgensen or
United States magazine rifles for the
Springfield rifle, which latter is be
log distributed among the state mi.
litia, and the Krag-Jurgensen arm
is the one Gen. Flagler wants to eee
manufactured at Rock Island arsenal
and which he is making prepara
tions to have manufactured here as
soon as he gets the necessary per
mission and cash. "Then would
come the item of ammunition. A
million rifles would take a mountain
of powder and ball. One of the big
shops of the armory row was de
signed for makicgammuDitioi,and it
is the hope of Gen. Flagler to be able
to transfer enough of the ammuni
tion factory now at Fiankfort arse
nal, Philadelphia, to this shop to
make a nncleus for the organization
of a big shop hero: Even in time cf
peace the demand for ammunition is
not email. United States cartridges
are being shot away by the car load.
The national guard uses them in job
lots in its practice and the soldiers
of the regular army are practicing
all the time.
GoTerntnant MUllona Iaveated Here.
The. government has an invest
ment of fl2,C00 000 in Rock Island
arsenal and its surroundings and
accessories, it is putting more
money into them all the time. The
design of tbe war department, when
Ma j. Kingsbury broke ground for
storehouse A, the first building of
the plant erected, has been only in
the smallest degree carried out.
Rock Island arsenal is not and never
has been the great central arsenal
and armory of the United States, ac
cessible to all its borders and inter
nnl points by river and rail and de
fended from foreign foes by at least
a thousand miles of soil. It is little
more than a silent city of massive.
deserted buildings compared with
the bustling factory it was designed
COOD FOR LAFLIN.
SaeoadBastla Illinois etita Pportamen'a
If von want tn
time of the day Thorn s P. Laflin.Rock
T 1 J 1- . ...
expert wing snot, can supply
mo imurmation. inn ha arm nn it hf
consulting a fine .7s o-nM witch
u won at tne annum snoot oi
tne Illinois Matn Sn.-.rt.mpn'n aaan.
ciation held at Burnside, near Chi.
cago, this week. The nrinciDal
Ptize Was a handar.nia Diamond
badge, valued at t.oo. fnr which 87
craca snots contested, bach was al
lowed 10 shots at live pigeons, and
11 of the 87 made clean scores.
L.amn was among the number, and
in the shoot-off killer! IS mora bird
straight, and ho was only excelled
oj "vnimp rowers, oi uscatur,
who knocked down 14 without a
miss. Lallln came very near carry.
'"t vu uo urei prize, bnt is content
With tbe Second, and Ma nnmhrnna
friends in Rock Island and vicinity
wi.i do pieaseu to hear of bis success.
Mr. Laflinlson tha winning kirln
in the Marlin Rifle supper club shoot,
uv-u uo um not psnicipove in
the shoot-off. as ha waa after bipcrpr
game. lie premises to be on hand
r a v
ior tue supper, bowever. and says be
Will relish it inat mr.r.Y. .c Ihnnirh
He had helped win it. Some of the
uarun members have suggested that
Laflin offer hia flAtv timast TiisrA t .T aa
prize ahoot to the club, but he
doesn't exactly f.ver the proposition.
"rhat TmnM rit-'
overcomes as when inferior prepara
tions are recommended bv unscrnpn
lus dealers aa
leey'a Honey and Tar Congh Syrup,"
wuen wo snow tne unequalled merits
of this great mediefn Snid h u
F. Bahnsen and T. H. Thnmu. dmr.
Tost trV a 10 cent hn nf nunwati
th. finert liver and bowel reimlotor
Woodmen Head Camp Hust
lers Arrive Home.
CHEERED BY THE PEOPLE
Escorted Through the Streets
by a Band.
Convention Provides for Fur
ther Fulton Trouble.
Rock Island accorded a royal wel
come to the men who hustled for the
Modern Woodmen head office at Du
buque. They arrived over the Bur.
lington at 8:30 last night, and were
met at Twentieth street by Blener's
band and a host of Woodmen and
citizens turning out to give expres
sion to their appreciation of the no.
ble work done at the Key city.
The hustlers were bedecked with
all sorts ef emblems, while M. E.
Sweeney carried head of cabbage
stnek on a broom stick. The party
consisted of ex-Mayor B- F. Knox,
Aids. W. C. Maucker, T. A. Pen
der, V. Dan ber, Charles Bleuer,
and B. Winter; Louis Eckhart, J. B.
Reames.T. F. Wheelan. E. F. Hellpen
stel!, G. H. McKown. J. K. Scott, R.
G Summers. C. U Seidel. red
Kann, E. M. Wilcher. M. E. Sweeney,
J. E. Larkln, Oliver Beck, M. H. Sex
ton and W. J. H. Kerr. They were
escorted down Second avenue to
Market square, where there were
several short addresses. Ex-Mayor
William . McConochie acted as chair
man, and introduced Mayor T. J.
Med:!', o-ho welcomed the delegates
in behalf of the city. He said that
for the third time the Modern Wood,
men of America had decreed that
Rack Island should be the home of
their headquarters, and he believed
that now with the favorable legisla
tion enacted by the general assembly
of Illinois there remained no oasta
cle to prevent the removal of the
office from Fulton. He said that ac
; cording to a resolution adopted by
the head camp the dnectors of the
order were authorized to move tbe
headquarters as soon as convenient.
and he bcpcd they would take ad
vantage of the privilege at once
In conclusion the mayor again heart
ily thanked tbe gentlemen juat from
tne scene oi victory, and be be
littved that every one appreciated tha
able manner in which they conducted
tne campaign which carried the day.
Mr. Knoi Bpoaha.
Remarks by ex-Miyor B. F. Kncx
followed. Ho was hoarse from shout
ing the praises of Rock Island, bnt
ne said be could not refrain from ex
pressing his gratitude to the people
for their warm welcome. He said
he and his fellow workers went to
Dubcqne not alone as Woodmen, and
as members oi one of the greatest or
ders on eatth, faithful to its teach'
ings, and with the interest and wel.
fare of that order, bnt their home
city alike at heart. "We workel
night and day, ' said tbe ex-mavor.
"from the time we arrived in Dubuque
nam tne oauie was won." tie said
that he -supposed the people were
aware that be slept with Aid. Dan
Aid. w. c. Maucker was next
called upon. He stated that he and
his co-workers only did what any
good committee would have done.
They had been beset by many difli-
i . - i . 1 1 ..
cuiiics. out an were overcome, iney
found that the good name of Rock
Irlaud bad preceded them and was a
great assistance toward accomplish-
! . I . 1 J T-1 .
mg ine oesircu cuu. im ueiegates
to the head camp had posted them
selves beforehand on Rock Island.
its advantages and beauty, and it
required iittie argument on this
score to convince them that here was
the place where the Woodmen head
quarters should be launched. Mr.
Maucker said that bonuses of f50,000
bad been offered by other cities.
which would have doubled the
amount if they had felt the prize
conld have been landed, but money
cnt no figure. The situation was
viewed from the standpoint of ius
tice. Rock Island had made an hon
orable fight for six years, and
although blocked many times, re
newed her claim with energy. The
delegates felt that Rock Island waa
entitled to the headquarters, and
tne extent oi tne negative votes
rhow the kindly feeling entertained
for this city.
btate's Attorney Searle was called
upon to speak in behalf of those who
remained at home. He said that tbe
desert usually came last, but in thia
instance it was pork and beana. He
understood that the Rock Island
party had kept as far away from
water as possible while away from
home. As soon as tbe Woodmen
head office leaves Fulton, he aaid
that town will disappear .from the
map. tie lavored extending an in.
vitation to the people of that place
to follow the head office to Rock Isl
and and take np their abode her..
ne referred to a conversation which a
Rock Islander had with s Fnltonite
the night a delegation went from
here to haul away th. records.
"What do yon darn fellows want,any.
way do yon want to take the town?"
asked the Fnltonite. "Suppose we
did," answered the man from Bock
Island, "it would only be petty lar
ceny." Mr. Searl. hoped that the
proceedings would b. such that no
further delay wonld be occasioned In
Never have we shown "slarge a line of
CHINESE AND JAPANESE
Qualities from the
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION.
A. J. Smith & Son
Opposite Masonic Temple,
1S8 and 125 W. Third Street DAVENPORT.
Only Two Kinds of People:
We specially want to
Who havo seen those double and twist all
wool Spring Suits; cat in th. latest style,
sewed with tb. best silk, perfect, 77
fitting and a great salt for the price V
The Other Kind
Of people we want to see nr. those who
have not examined oar Clothing or prices,
and do not know the opportunities w. offer
this week to buyers.
With their friends,
will be welcome at
1804 Second Avenue.
lafE HAVE 400 PAIR3 OF
Oxfords all small sizes
ranging in price from $1 a pair to IS. W.
have placed these on sal. at Mo pair antil
CENTRAL SHOE STORK,
We Can't Please
Bnt w. do pleas, ts pr oeat of th. people who give
ns their lanndry to do ths needful with. Yen anight
be on. who eant get pleased aUawwhsr.. Let as
Our PrcccsK b llzl a Secret C3.
We only ns. Soap, Water, Starefc. Efasele, Oood
Machinery and Brains. Visit as when yoa visa.
If for any reason you left as. stoat be rr-ianJ aa
com. back agals W. ara aot proad.
Cheapest to the
see this week
neighbors sad oonsins
AND BLACK OXFORDS.
WOMEN'S m A A f
from 8J to 8,
171S SECOND ATsarux
Continued on Fll la pace.