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To give a little thought these days to the
matter of buying groceries. To many
people it never occurs that many dollars
may be saved each year by careful grocery
merchandising. Its by reason of his ability
to save his patrons money on their purchases
at has made Shields' success.
Buying in Large Quantities
At opportune times is what put the pion-er
cash grocery in a position to quote low
prices. Send your dollars to Shields and
they will come back to you bearing big
dollar's worth of values on thir backs
ciate the advantages of
H i ELD
Watch this space - f
for the months of July and Au-
gust. We will place on sale each
day a line of shoes and cut the price ioc every hour.
JULY 17, MEN'S HAND-WELT $4 SHOES
From 7:30 to 8:30 : :
From 8:30 lo 9 SO : : :
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From 10:30 to lliSO : : :
From 11:30 to 12:30 : :
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Remember the early buyer gets the full benefit of
sizes and widths. Don't hold off too long.
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Allen. Mvers& Conmrnrr
Opposite n&rper.Hocse. 1SZ1 1TO
you will appre
2600 Firth Ave.
: 3 60
: 3 40
: 3 20
: 3 00
FOR STEAM OR
Made In twenty sizes for
Hard or Soft Coal. No
packed jMott to leak
Can bs cleaned In five
minutes, the same as new,
therefore the most econ
omical. Quick circulation
"DP TO DATE"
In Every Particular. .
Let us figure with you on
the heating and plumb
log of your house. First
class work at reasonable
Tins AltQUP, BATUJIDAT, JUI.T IT. 1C0T.
Representatives of Starving
Miners in Town.
STRIKE VICTIMS IN ILLINOIS.
William Clark and Thomas
Link Here From Ladd.
Condition of the Idle Colliers
and Their Families.
William Clark and Thomas Link
came to Kosk Island from Ladd, 111 ,
last night to solicit aid for their fel
low miners and their families who
are starring. The emissaries of
charity and humanity called at The
Asgcs cffice in company with J. W
W. Cavanaugh. Thay tell a sorrowful
tale of want and famine among the
men in the employ of the White
Breast Fuel company's coal mines of
Ladd. The colliers have not had
remunerative employment since last
fall, that is their earnings during the
winter were not more than an aver-
age of two-and-a-half days' employ
ment a week would bring in that
time. They live in the company's
houses where they are required to
pay $6 a month and this is taken out
first, and what they have left for
provisions, etc.. is hence not suffi
cient for the actual necessities of
life. This was the condition when
they were working. "The mines hare
been idle since May 1," said Mr.
Clark, "but early in June they started
up, and the 400 men after working
nine aays iouna mil tneir income
amounted to 25 Cents per day per
man. Then they ceased to work and
have been idle since. Our mra be
long to the United Mine Workers
and our grievance is the same as
that which it has caused our brothers
to strike ia the great mining dis
tricts east and south. We are sim
ply protesting against starvation
wages. We are willing to work; in
tact are anxious to do so and earn a
Tale or Klaarr.
No one who has not been among
us realizes the extent of the want and
misery that exist in our town and
among our miners and families to
day. To say nothing of the ill-clad
condition of the sufferers, there are
women and children who are actually
starring to death day by day in sight
of each other and within the reach
humanity. There are innocent, help
less, little children on the streets of
of our mining town, whose stomachs
have not contained food for days and
whose gaunt faces tell more elo
quently than words that I can utter
the story of their dreadful condition
While with the men it is hard
enough, the condition of the women
and children is dreadful.
'We have made every provision
for the proper distribution theie of
the funds we receive. We, in add!
lion to the soliciting and receiving
committees, nave a thoroughly or
ganized and trustworthy distribut
log committee, which attends to the
proper distribution of all aid.. This
committee investigates and keeps
itself posted on the condition of
every one of the 400 families, and
when provisions come in they will
be sent to those most , needful and
apportioned according to the man
ner in which tbey will do the most
Messrs. Clark and Link were at
Sheffield yesterday, where they re
ceived considerable ercouragement.
ana tney met with fair response in
Rock Island on making known their
mission. I ner will be here some
days and it is hoped they will re
ceive such liberal contributions as
Kock Island is capable of giving to
tnose wno are worthy and in need.
ANOTHER RACE IS ON.
Bob HvrH4en Waaler Htn Ttialr
Following the methods of Messrs.
C. W. Negus and Ferd lloidorf in
settling their dispute as to the
merits of their horses in a pacing
race on the track, T. B. Harper and
Gas Tegeler have deposited 125 each
at Mitchell & L,rnae s bank for
race between their respective trot
ters. Usrper's filley and Tegeler'e
King on the track either at Kock Isl.
and or Davenport in the near future.
S 80 ta Spirit Lata m Katnra.
Popular excursion Saturday, July
24. Special train leaves Davenport
at o p. m., ana arrives at Hotel or,
leans, Spirit Lake, at 6.30 a. m. the
following morning. Hound trip only
$2.60. Less than one-half cent a
mile. Tickets will be good return
ing on special train, leaving Hotel
Urieans buaaay evening, or on regu
lar trains leaving Monday at 12:05 p
m and 8:05 p. m. This arrange.
men! will allow two dsys at the
great Iowa summer resort, and will
give all an opportunity to enjoy the
excellent fishing, boating bathing
and many other amusements found
at Spirit Lake.
The celebrated Cherry sisters at
Hotel Orleans Sunday evening July
25. Positively their last appearance
in 10 wa.
Illustrated pamphlet giving a full
description of Spirit Lake aad this
excursion may be obtained from the
agent of the H U. tt. u. railway.
or will be sent free ta any address
by the undersigned.
al. H. TaxUDEix,
Com. Agent, Davenport.
WHEN IT WAS STARTED
"The present insurance) rate war."
said a local agent this morning, can
in reality ne traoea oacx to i years
ago. It was at that time that cer
tain companies, now embraced in the
union, formed a compact and to such
an exorbitant extent advanced the
rates on insurance that many of our
industries right here in Bock Island
were obliged to draw out and cancel
their insurance, and to institute mu
tual companies. We had two of
tnem nere in kock island, but the
union companies made such war
upon them that they were obliged
eventually to cease existence. This
opened the field to other companies
and increased competition. The
onion companies are coming
back with their reductions and seek
ing to drive ont the competition that
they themselves established 14 years
sgo. The aim in brief Is to break
up competition, and all that stands
against the success of this design is
the non-union company and its ally
the mutual company."
VERY MUCH BUG HOUSE.
That Was the Appaaraaee af the Pa a, la
A cloud of shad flies blew up the
river into Bock Island from the south
this morning and landed on the
Peoria depot building, the west and
north sides of which were soon coated
with the myriads of the insects. This
is the first invasion Bock Island has
had of these river bugs this year,
and the consequence was an enter.
taining discussion about the depot
premises as to lust wnat they were.
Some termed them June bugs, others
morning flies, still others lumber
flies, and still others electric light
ougs, out a railroad man capped the
climax when he said the correct name
was railroad canaries. At all events
the insect, swhich appear to exist but
for a day, come from the bottom
lands along the river, and often pur
sue boats, as they probably did to
Kock island last night, are willow
wisps in msny respects that is cer
tain. And we did not hear of any.
body remarking about you're not
so many" in gazing npon them this
A BICYCLIST ARRESTED.
Chafira Braomhall Ttaad Sor ralllaa ta
Vary a Laanp.
Charles Broomhall, arrested last
night by Officer Lohse for falling to
have his bicycle equipped with a
lighted lamp, plead guilty and Mag
istrate bUnord assessed him 3 and
Tyler Lane and W. Vind, two Pro
phetstown townsmen, imbibed too
freely of Bock Island stimulants and
last night Officer McCarthy took
them in. I hey bad sobered up this
morning and were released on a
promise that they would be good and
make straight lor home.
An attempt to burglarise Shields
grocery store on Fifth avenue was
frustrated by Officer Hanna about S
o'clock this morning. The would-be
had broken a glass in a west win
dow and was arranging ' to operate
the lock when he was frightened by
the gentle footsteps of the copper.
No arrests have been made yet.
AN UNDISPUTED FACT.
Aetaal rigarce Cenaarnloe Clamana Si
Saizmaaa'a Sa-nltara Btara.
Clemann & Salzmann have 305
rolls of carpet now on hand, and
more arriving daily, and 72 rolls of
matting on hand all by actual
count, and no exaggeration.
We carry the finest and most
complete selections of styles and
quality of rogs, linoliums, oil cloths
and oi her floor coverings.
We show the largest and most
complete line of carpets and f urni
tare that has ever been shown in
this vicinity, and our prices are al
ways the lowest, as we buy in large
quantities and for cash only. There
fore, we have a great advantsge over
our competitors who buy in small
lots and at long prices.
Do not take for granted what yon
see advertised, but call on ns and
be convinced that what we claim is
an undisputed fact as regards all of
the above assertions, and not bun
combe, as some other dealers indulge
in, in order to mislead yon in to
their place of business.
All we ask of you is to call and
look us over if you are in want of
carpets and furniture, and we guar
antee to give yon better value for
your money than any other dealers in
cur line, no matter who they are or
where they are.
Clemaxn & Salzm AUK.
Hsrry B. Lemon and Miss Margaret
Mitchell were united in marriage
last evening at the home of the
groom. Fourth avenue and Twentieth
street. The ceremony was per
formed at 9:15 by Bev. C. B. Taylor,
of the First Baptist church, and was
witnessed by only relatives and a
few intimate friends of the couple.
The groom is a son of T. J. Lemon,
the Burlington conductor, and like
his estimable bride enjoys 'a wide
are expressions frequently heard
about cares effected by Foley's Kid
ney care. Do not fail to try this
greet remedy for any kidney trouble.
Sold by M. F. Bahnsen aad T. H.
Cascareta sttmaiate liver, kidneys
aad bowels Never slokea, weaken
or gripe; 10 cents. -
I 1 mtmmm
Woodmen Name New Deputy
AS TO THE ASSESSMENTS.
Benefit Fund in Excellent
Probability That September
Will be Skipped.
The directors of the Modern Wood
men of Amerioa have a deal of busi
ness to attend to at the present meet
ing which is being held ia the Bock
Island county court house. Aside
from the routine run of affairs pre-,
parations must be made lor the great
order to operate tinder the bylaws
adopted at Dubuque, and which be
come effective Aog. 1.
There have been several changes
in the state depatyshlps mad by
Head Consul Northcott, and a few of
the deputies for the territory ad
mitted at the last head camp have
also bsen appointed. Dr. A.
O. Faulkner succeeds D. C.
Zinck in Nebraska, and C. J.
Byrns succeeds C. 8. Sharrow
in Michigan. Indiana, whioh here
tofore had two deputies, Is now
p:aoea in charge of one, u. r. Avery,
a resident of Pootiac, 111., who will
make bis future home at Logansport,
Ind. C. E. Whalen succeeds T. H.
Love in Wisconsin. C. D. Elliott
has been appointed state deputy of
Washington, and E. C Beeoe, of Or-
egon. The deputies for Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia, Montana,
Idaho and Wyoming have not as yet
been announced. '
Hay Skip Scptamaer.
Head Clerk Hawes says the benefit
fund is ia excellent condition just
now, and unless an nnusual increase
in the death rate ooenrs, there wl l
in all probability be no assessment
lor septemDer. The order since
189J has had 11 assessments annu
ally, and if September is skipped
there will only be 10 for the present
year, a condition which should be
gratifying to members of the order.
ROW ON BOARD BOAT.
Hate aad Raaatara aa the Debaqae Bare
According to the Burlington pa
pers, the Dubuque which went over
the rapids early yesterday morning.
had some excitement at Burlington
coming up. Charles Botsai, the
mate, beat a colored rooster with a
loaded cane and then with his fist.
The injured man managed to get off
the boat, and four other r ousters fol
lowed him, refusing to work on the
boat longer lor rear of violence at
Botsai's hands. The police were called
lor, and two omoers responded, but
Botsai bad intimations that they hsd
been called, and when they arrived
and were told by - Capt. Murphy to
go aboard and get their man, they
were nnable to find him, and the boat
left in a few minutes later, presoma
bly with Botiai secreted aboard of
her. A telephone message was sent
ahead of the boat to Muscatine that
Botsai might be arretted there. Bnt
he was not found, nor was be on
deck when the packet reached here
He will probably emerge when quiet
is again iniiy restored.
The great Qaincy passed down this
The stape of tin water at the Bock
Island bridge was 6. 65 at noon, and
stationary; the temperature, 83.
The J. W. Van Sant came dowi
with 24 strings of logs, the E. But
ledge and F. C Denkmann with 32
each, and the B. Hershey with 16.
The Netta Darant, Presootle. L't-
tle Had die. Eclipse, Jo Long. Verne
Swain and B. D. Kendall came down,
and the Winona, Eclipse, Jo Long,
v erne swain, c Hutledge and Pres
cotte wenth north.
a aaeaaaaattaa, Kxeanloa Ttaiaa.
The Tri-City Bailway company is
running tnrougn excursion trains to
the atch Tower from Molina and
Davenport every evening and every
Tuesdey and Friday afternoon. The
one on this side starts from the east
end of the Fourth avenue line in Mo-
line and runs direct to the Tower
via Seventeenth street, this city
starting at 2 o'clock .in the after
noon and 7 in the evening, reaching
seventeenth street, this city, half an
hour later and the Tower an hour
later. The fare for the round trip
on this excursion train is 25 cents;
children 16 cents. A pleasanter ride
eonid not be imagined than to go to
Molina and take this through trip.
or irom uavenport, if preferable
The attraction are better than ever
before at the Tower this year.
Did Taa Krar Trr
try Electric Bitters as a remedy for
uur trouDioer . u not, get a DOttie
now aad get relief. This medicine
. . .... miHVKWT
adapted to the relief aad cure of all
Female Complaints, exerting a won
derful direct influence la giving
strength aad tone to the organs. If
yoa have loss of appetite, constipa
tion, headache, fainting spells or are
nervous, sleepless, excitable, aselaa
choJy or troubled with dissy spells.
Electric Bitters is the medicine yoa
need. Health and strength are gaer
sateed by its ase. Large bottles
oaly 60s at Harts A Uilenaeyer'e
Never have we shown so large t line of
CHINESE AND JAPANESE
Qualities from the Cheapest to the
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION
4. J. Smith & Son
Opposite If atonic Temple,
111 aad 125 W. Third 8treet . DAVEXFOKT.
Don i u a n ( 'Em
The high grade K5EE PAKT 8DIT8
that have sold st 92 75. 2.0, tS.00.
$3 60. $4.00, ft 25. il.60 and tS.00. Csy
edd lots, and not all sizes, at. si'-be ""
Also KNEE PANTS, the 50c, 65c.
70o and 86o goods, are bow
"MOTHERS' FBIESD" WAISTS ia
laundried and aalanadried 60s and
76o waists at
No fun losing money
without a smile.
1804 Second Avenue,
GREAT! GREATER! GREATEST!
Clearing Sale of Ladles, Gents, Misses and Chil
dren's Shoes and Oxfords.
Men's patent calf, worth 96 to
16.60. sale price 91.60
Men's Viet chocolate coin, lace,
worth 95. sale price 8.60
Men's Bnssia Ox blood, cjla lace,
worth 95, sals price 9.60
Men's Bussia calf tan. lace.
worth 95, sale price 2.85
Men's Bussia calf taa, lace,
worth 96, sate price 2.54
Men's Viei kid Oxblood, laee.
worth 96, sale prioe 2.60
Men's Bassia calf Oxblood, lace,
worth 94, sale price 2.00
Men's tan goat, leee, worth 94.
sals pries 2.00
Men's taa Bnssia, lacs, worth
93. sale prioe 1.75
Men's Tici kid Oxfords tie.
worth 93, sale prioe 2.90
Misses aad Children's Taa Shoes, Taa aad Black Oxfords at red seed prices
CnrTBAL EHOB STORK, irif S BOOKS) AWUS
Ucc3 cr.d Cc-jr.bd.
H. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler.
so we offer these poods
Men's black Viel kid Oxfords.
pat. tips, worth S. sale price 92.00
Men's tan Kussia Oxfords, worth
92.25. sale price 1.90
Men's dark wine seal Oxfords,
worth 93. sale price, 2.00
Ladies' dark Bassia calf Blaeher
worth 94. sale price LH
Ladies' dark browa lace, coin,
vesting top. worth 93.60 189
Ladies Oxford Vict kid, cola,
worth 93 60. sals price 2 8
Ladies' chocolate Vlc4 kid. eela
worth 93. sals price 2.86
Ladies' chocolate Vlci kH, but
ton eoia. worth 93. sals pries 2.89
Ladles' chocolate battoa aad
laee, worth 92. sale price l.ft
1 from 91.85 to 93, sals price.. Ms
Lamm usrorus taa ana baex.