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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. J V LT 19 1897.
In reality as name. We make no pre
tence of giving things away. We don't
do that, but we make our profits so
, that the pi i.e will b? reason bl. Come
View Our Line
Of Furniture .
The best elect' d and fairest in price
intheihree cities. Our carpets and
mitti igs are alone a feature. Investi
gate a d siiijfy yourself.
Watch this space ' 1r
for the months of July and Au-
gust. We will place on sa'e each
day a line of shoes and cut the price ioc every hour.
JULY 20, MEN'S $ 1
From 7:80 to 8:30 : : : : fl.99
Feom 8:10 to 9 90 : : : : : 1.89
From 9:10 to 10 30 : : : : 1.79
From 10:30 to 11 30 ::::: 1.69
From 11:30 to 13:30 : : - : : 1.59
From 12:30 to 1:30 : : : : : 1.49
From 1:30 to 2:30 : : : : 1 39
From 2:30 to 3:30 : : : : : 1.39
From 3:30 to 4:30 : : : : : 1.19
From 4:0 to 6:3d : : : : - : 1.09
From 6 30 to 6 30 : : : : : .99
Remember the early buyer gets the full benefit of
sizes and widths. Don't hold off too long.
fere at Home
THE wall known prod act of the CHICAGO BREW.
INQ COMPANY that haa become ao justly pop.
alar In building P tha system. It ia a eoaeantratad
axtraot of aalact Malt and Hope and gives almost
mlraouloaa assistance to convalescents, nursing
Tb Chicago Brewing Co's. Bottled Beer
he also made a reputation
darad from the local branch
Nloeteenth St, and First Ave.
YOUR ATTENTION ...
j respec fully invited to the GRAND MILLINERY
F ranch Pattara BaU and
tioma aarprleee. Watch for
.99 SHOES, Pat. Tip.
CAN PROCURE THE
Liquid Malt Food
for itaelf and can ba or.
QYnrjEO cl co.'g
BonaaU. Millinery Novelties,
WOULD SIZE US DOVII
Small Attempt to Depreciate
MORNING PAPER AGAIN OFF.
Stubbornly Fighting the Po
A Misrepresentation of Facts
Tha Union ia again off--and aa
stubborn aa ever. Adopting ita
characteristic attitude, it ia opposing
wnai savors 01 improvement, ana in
this connection that which has a
tendency to moral advancement. It
ia opposed to tha innovation of a
matron in the polio department, as
provided for by the labt general as
sembly, and in the adoption of its
coarse in relation thereto it misrep
resents the facta both, as to me re
quirements of the law and the quali-
acaiions wmcn Drmg a city the size
of Ruck Island under its operation.
It combines a reference to tne sec
tion of the last general assembly's
enactment as to a board of local
improvements in cities" of 25 00 J as
shown by the last general censu-,
wiin tnat proviamg lor . a
police matron in cities of
16,000 or over, and then pro
ceeds to gloat over the fact that as
Rock Island' population, according
to tne census of J890. was shown to
be but 13,396 which was about two
thousand short by the way that
neither of the stated improvements
can be applied to this city. As far
aa the law as to the board of local
improvementa is concerned, which
bases ita enforcement on the roisrep
resenting census of 189J. the Union
will probably be permitted to have
ita own way. As to the police ma
tron it aisregards Tacts, both as to
the letter of the law and as
it pertains to Rock Island
Representative McEuirj's bill
providing for police' matrons
in cities makes no reference to the
census of 189 J, but simply, confers
aumority lor ita enforcement on
"all incorporated aitlf s in this atate
having a population of 16 000 in
habitants or more." Much as it de
lights the Union in giving to the
outside world an idea that Kock Isl
and contents herrelf with the thought
mat ner population is na more than
13,596, these figures which so great.
ly underestimate tne actual popula
tion need not be accepted. The city
is oniy 10 oe guided by the most
reasonable estimate of her population
The last school census of 1896 showed
7.313 people here under 21 years of
age. It is customary to approxi
mate tne true population in all cities
oy multiplying tne scbool census by
three, and this operation fives Rock
Island a population of 21.939, while
tha Stone city directory the ssme
year gave Rock Is and a population
of between 20,000 and 21,000 The
law requires but 16 000, and unless
the city, which in common with
other cities all over the land.
found the government census at the
lime it was made to be several thou
sand below the actual population, to
say nothing of vhat it thoold be
seven years after, accepts the law as
it applies to tne present population
aa ia us intent it win amount to a
practical admission that our popula
tion is not over 16.000, a position
that it is not believed anvooe in Rock
Island, except tha Union, desirea to
assume under any circumstance or
The Union's position is but the
carrying ont of the same policv that
it has always adhered to in tha mat
ter of municipal advancement. It
waa shown in ita opposition to tha
paia nre aepartment, to the police
patroi system, to tne park commis
sion and in many other inetancea too
nnm-rous to specif?. It has gone a
little further thi time than nsual in
ita attempt to depreciate and under
estimate tne city -a importance and
proportions ia order to furnish some
ground on which to base ita position.
rbe attitude ia one of pure obsti
nacy ana notning more, and obsti
nacy never bauds Cities. Rock Isl
and aeeks the advantage of all tha
elements common to other cities of her
clasi and standard, especially where
tney are ot aa elevating and moral
iaing tendency. R)ck Island does
not boast of being larger than ahe la.
out ana indignantly reseats any pur
pose tt belittle her or to uaderesti
mate her. Rock Island is aa bi as
any 21,000 population city In this
country, and to get down to Nets
quick aha can knock the socks off of
the Union or anyone else who dares
dispute tha assertion. : Farthermore
she wanta all that ia coming to cities
01 ner ciaaa.
Taa He r tha Bfetrea.
Aside from the fact that the city
01 Bock island ia by reason of her
population qualified to come nnder
tha law governing tha appointment
of police) matroni, the need of
such an adjunct waa aet forth
thia morning by a lady f n Rock Island
who, discussing the question, aaid:
I see in the article in the Union the
expression: 'We have happily no
aeed of a police matron in this city
and public interests would ba muca
better subserved by the appointment
of an additional patrolman instead
11 wa were really required to appoint
a matron wa should be constrained
to add tha dutiee of a deak sergeant
that aha might earn her salary, ate.1
If it ia tha private opinion of the
Union that there is 'no need ot a po
lice matron in Rock Island. I bes
leave to make the statement that the
Union doea not know what it la talk
ing about, and if it would tale the
trouble to look Into the aeeda of oar
city, and could realise some of the
circumstances regarding some of onr
women and girls (especially tonne
girls, eay of 16 yeara and nnder) aa
somVbf our private citisena do: and
if it also knew what the dutiea of
a police matron are, it might change
ita mind. I have been interested ia
a move of this kind for some time,
and becoming more and more con
vinced every day from personal ex
perience that there would be a great
deal for a police matron to do in
Rock Island if she understood her
work thoroughly. I have a case
very fresh in mind at present of a
young girl only 16 yeara old, who
within the past month, was found on
the river bank one evening by one
oPour citizena. She was crying and
made the statement to the gentle
man that she had no home nor
money, anl he kindly gave her
enough to provide her with a night's
lodging and breakfast, and then
atatad her case to a woman whom he
thought would interest herself in the
girl. lie took the caae to this woman
simply because the city deea not
provide a police matron, whoae duty
it ahall be to look after and ferret
ont just such cases. The woman in
question found the girl and took her
to her own home, and want to work
herself to do the work of a police
matron in finding out the truth in
regard to the girl's life and charac
ter. And what came to light waa
just thia that the girl had a mother
and brothera in Davenport; (she
naa statea mat ner family were all
dead) that her family 'had not
seen her since last January, and
bad lost all trace of her. She told
those who were caring for her some
trutha, but many more untruths re
garding her past life. One would
not believe it possible for a girl of
16 to be ao deep in the art of de
ceiving as time proved thia one to
be. I cannot go into all the details
of thia girl's life, as they were
brought to light npon investigation;
suffice it to say, that after all this
wotk by a private citizen, the girl was
turned over to her mother with the
understanding that the police matron
ot Davenport should take np the
case and send the girl to some re
formatory institution. Too may
say thia ia only an isolated case, but
I coald state othera which have come
to my notice from time to time, and
calling to mind this fact that I am a
private citizen ana not trying to
ferret out these cases except as they
are brought to me, the fact is that if
we naa a ponce matron whose du'.y
11 anouia oe to spend ner whole time
looking ap each case she would have
ner nanas tun, ana more than earn
aaiary tne city anouia ae-
.M. n 1. a
--let 11 once do triea and it will be
iouna tnat time does not wear
ueavny oh tne incumoent s bands,
-" me wm ubvb pteuiy to -ao
ana tne gooa mat would be done in
separating young gins' from the
hardened class would lead even the
uaton to confess that it had no idea
of the needs of the situation in Rock
CAMPFRR MAUP A cip.ut
Hear EturMB Slasbad Wltk a Bw
Henry Detlfen and a woman
at police headqnartera last night for
the purpose of swearing out warranta
for the arrest of Ben Zieglerand Nat.
tie Larkins. The second finger of
Detlsfsen'a right band wai almost
severed, while the young woman
had a black eye and a swollen lip.
Detlefsen and' Zlegler are camped on
Turkey island. Yesterday while hav
ing a visit from the women, they
had some trouble. Ziegler pulled a
razor, Dettefsen taya, and while de
fending himself he waa cut. Then
the two women came together and
Miss O'Brien got worsted. Detlef
sen cou'd not get warranta last night;
ao na saia ne wouia can later.
Officer Hanna arrested Jamea
sberril rnd 6. R. Dunn, two hobos,
for begging up town last Bight. They
wviv ui cu out today.
"Since I have been taking Hood's
aarsaparilla I have improved greatly
in health. It haa given me a better
appetite ana naa strengthened me
more then any other medicine that I
have ever taken, and I believe that it
win do more good aa a blood nnri
fier than any other medicine." Wal
ter E. Roberts, Metropolis, 111,
Hood's puis core nausea, aick
headache, indigestion, biliousness.
Wham Xae TaOa Year V,
the most necessary article to take
witn yon farter your pocket book)
ia a bottle of Foley's Colie care. It
is an abaolute prevention or enre of
au aerangementa of the bowels
caused by a change of water. Yon
are likely to need it. Sold by M.
F. Bahnsen and T. H. Thomas, drug
1 Try areas 1
Ask your grocer to show yon a
package of Grain -O. the new food
drink that Ukea the place of coffee.
The children may drink it without
injury as well as the adult. AU who
try it, like it. Grain-O has that rich
seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it
is made from pure grains, and the
m-st delicate stomach receives It
without distress. Three-fourths the
price of coffee. IS cents and 29 eenta
per package. Sold by all grocers.
Colliers at Sherrard and Cable
Join the Strike.
BOTH UINES ARE IDLE.
Result of Saturday's and This
Coal Valley Company Claims
to Have a Supply.
The miaere in the employ of the
Coal Valley Mining company at Cable
and Sherrard have joined in the gen
eral strike. There are 225 of them
in au, ana tne company's ehafta at
both places are now idle. The da
ciaion on the part ot the men ia the
result of two conferences, the first
having been held at 8herrerd Satur
day and the other at Cable today,
when the action waa finally deter.
mined upon. The men are about
equally divided between the two
places, aed the Sherrard portion af
ter their meeting Saturday decided
to go ont it their Cable brothera
would go with them and notified the
company to that effect,
QThia morning a joint meeting of
the minora of the two fields was held
at cable, wben the men voted to
strike. The Coal Yalley Mining
company atatea tms afternoon that
it bad received no notice or intima-
tion from the men at Cable of their
purpose to strike, although notifica
tion had been received of the action
at snerrara satoraay. xne company
claims to nave an aounaance of eoal
on hand to supply all demanda npon
it lor aome time to come, and mani
fest no concern at to the outcome ot
the strike. The mines have been
rnn on three quarter time for aome
weeka, ao the company haa been
preparing itself for an emergeaey.
Vice President Cable aaid thia after
noon that be could see no reason for
the men striking, ae there bad been
no discontent indicated and the
minora and the company aaemed to
be on the most satisfactory terms
The Miners' SM.
There are two reaaons for the
strike from the miners' atandpoint,
one oemg to aia tne general atrike
going on au over the csuntry, and
the other disss tit fae tion with the
wage scale which ia 46 cents per ton
I gross weight, aid 6ft centa in tha
narrow. The men were not visited
by organizers, and go out at their
own volition. Messrs. Clark and
Link, the aolicitors tor the Ladd auf.
ierers, who were in Mercer county
I O - . ........ . .
oamraay, state tnat tney aaid Both
lng to tne miners there about strik-
ing, and merely solicited their aid.
but found that they were going out.
ana neea wnst money tney nave OB
their own account.
The news from Mercer county this
afternoon is that the Gilchrist min-
,ers, 200 in nomber, will be out by
Ltor Vynw -morning.
I Uablic meeting ot all laboring
ft Da . pnoiio generally la
rr w evening in the interest of the
bine atrke sufferers at Ladd.
APPEL'S TEAM DEFEATED.
LoBdoaa VMtara ta Tastf Set's Baas BaU
The Londons defeated Appel's
nine at base ball at the Hopfield yea
terday afternoon. The acore was 2
to 17. A large crowd wltneased the
The Young Centrals defeated the
West Ends again Saturday by a acore
01 ou to 10. Batteries, Wilson and
uorken; and binnet. Good hart and
Uolligan. Thia makea 12 out of IS
gamea plajed that the Centrela have
won. The Young Centrela would
like to play any nine between the
agea of 14 and 16. They also claim
the championship for juniors in the
Aloiine wheelmen had two races at
tne 01a fair grounds on Ninth street
yesterday morning. The S-mile
handicap, in which there were 11 en
tries, was wen by Warren Stein, bis
time being 7:69. Six rode in the
half-mile race, which was won by
Bkaa lata (ao Basse
Allen'e foot-ease, a powder for the
ieet. it cares painful, swollen.
smarting feet and instantly takes the
sting ont ot the corns and bunions.
It's the greatest comfort discovery of
the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel eaay.
It ia a certain care for sweating, cal
lous and hot. tired, aching feet. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists and
aboe stores. By mail for 2ft eenta ia
stamps, rnal package free. Ad
dress, Alien 8. Olmsted, LeRoy, N.
The manufacturers have instructed
M- F. Bahnsen and T. H. Thomas, to
give a bottle of 29-cnnt size of Foley a
Colie care free to the first soldier of
the civil war that appliee for ease a.
It ia the great remedy for chronic
diarrhoea, cramp colic, and all towel
Baeauf al T rS IHaaaSs
Woodward's park, season of 1897.
The finest excursion rronnd bstwsra
Rock Island and Clinton. Iowa.
Camping anpplies. boats, ice. etc
WILLIAM U. WOODWAKD. Prop.,
Pretty Shirt Waists.
Every woman ot taste will bo In.
terested in the epeclal ahlrt waiat
bargains we ahall offer this week.
Two special lota ot ahlrt waists of
high degree are among tbo pretty,
cool, airy things which onr mark
down pencil haa bit for tbia week.
New real Madras waists with self
color collars and link caffs, made to
sell at fl-ftO; fancy waists of Scotch
dimity and lawn, fancy Jaconet
waists, vainea from f 1.2ft to S1.75.
eacrtficrd tor a quick clearing at 85e
each. Not over 200 in the lot.
Another lot of 300 ahirt waists,
made to sell at 6Sc and 75c, detached
collars and link caffs, pointed yokes.
the nt right" kind, may noi last the
week ont at only S80. Take your
pick. Ifyoo come early y.uli be
Other Shirt Waists Shirt waists
galore. Over 1.000 to pick front at
prices not matchebie elsewhere.
A Summer Combination.
A ahirt waiat and a linen akirt for
summer coolness and comfort, a
jaunty outfit at a email cost. Too
know bow stylish they are; 70a
know they are correct if we sell
them. The strong pointo ot onr
ahirt waiata and the distinguishing
features of oar skirts are the good
qualities, the perfect tailoring and
the leaat possible prices.
The high grade KNEE PANT SUITS
that have sold at f 2.75, $2.90. t.O0,
IS 60. $4.00. ft. 25. $1.60 and 15.00. ffrt
odd lots, and not all aizes, at. aV-tweJ7
Also KNEE PANTS, the
00 and efto goods, are now
"MOTHERS' FRIEND" WAISTS in
lanndriad and nnlaandried ftOo and
7fto waists at
No fun losing money
without a smile.
1804 Second Avenue.
GREAT! GREATER! GREATEST!
Clearing Sale of Ladies, Gents, Misses and Chil
dren's Shoes and Oxfords.
Men'a patent ealf, worth Sft to
6.ft0. aale price $2.50
Men'a vici chocolate coin, lace,
worth Sft. sale price 8 60
Men's Russia O blood, coin lace,
worth Sft, aale price S 50
Men'a Russia calf tan, lace,
worth Sft, aale price 2 85
Men'a Russia calf tan. lace,
worth $5. aale price 2.54
Men'a Vici bid Oxblood, lace.
worth Sft, aale prioo 2 50
Men'a Russia ealf Oxblood, lace,
worth S4, aale price 2.00
Men'a tan goat, lace, worth S4,
aale price 2 00
Men'a Us Russia, lace, worth
S3, sale price 176
Men's Yiot kid Ozforda tie.
worth S3, sale price S.90
Misses and Children's Tan Shoes, Taa aad Black Osfords at red aeed prions
CUTXAL 8HOS STORS, . . 1719 SBOOSTD ATOUI
We Can't Please Everyone
Bat wa do please 99 par
aa their 1 aamdry to do the
'an coai gas
serve yo a.
0r Prcccca h Kct a Secret O.-.3.
Wa only ase Soap. Water. Starch, Muscle, Good
htaehiaery aad Braiaa. Visit as whea yoa wish.
If foe any reaeoa yoa left as, dost ba ashsaiod to
sosu book ofalB Wo are aot prond.
Coc!x Zslcsd Ciccza w,
Skirts For Everybody.
This week we sell a blv lot of waak
skirts at anarveloas low prices.
Skirts that are new. atylisk and
cheap, well made and nerfect baas-
ing okirta la Caavas. Cableeorda.
Crispene effects. Crash. Waits. tiqe.
Denim and checks; might as well let
as sky yoa SOe or $1 on roar par
i. , - . , . . .
kubbb; wonaariai vajaes mis week" at
99c IMS. tl.Sft. tl.38. 1.7ft. worth
ap to S3.
A corset happening. We met a
man from aa interior ilaesscbnsetU
town who bad tnada mora' earuls
than be knew bow to sell. They are
good and pretty. They're the nay.
elty of the season, a real cold eter
age corset, covered with violeU. a
real 7fte coraet. We're going to sell
them at J7c We have 20 other cor
set bar galas we ahall offer wltk
them. We use the word bargeia"
honestly. The Eabo. the celebrated
r, ff . ... . . .
- a.. ,tsw- win wwm il ipbih mVm .
clasps, the Thompson Glove Fitting.
tbeW. B . the Ferris walsta, tho
great P. D. French corsets, the B. 4b
G. They're all good. It will pay
VOB tA Visit nnr ln,ut Amwim1mmmA
Now to keep coo! ia theae bot days.
To direct sharp attention to the tore
most underwear department in the
west -ladles' ribbed knit cool vesta
at le each; children' a amall ait a knit
pants le a pair.
1720. 1722. 1794. 17S8. aad 1728 Second Aveaae
Mea's black Vici kid Oxfords,
pat. tips, worth S3, aale price 2.00
Men'a tan Kussia Oxfords, worth
2 25. sale price 1.60
Mea'a dark wine seal Oxfords,
worth S3, aale price
Ladies' dark Russia ealf Bluoher
worth S4. aale price... .
Ladies' dark browa lace, coin.
vesting top. worth S3. 60.
Ladies Oxford Vici kid. cola,
worth SS.&0. sale nriea .
Ladies' chocolate Vici kid. cola
worth S3, aale price
Ladles' chocolate VI r I kit haa.
ton coiB. worth S3, sale prioo S.SS
Ladies' chocolate bottoa aad
leee, worth S2. aale price L.SS
Ladies Osfords taa aad back,
from $1.85 to S3, sale price.. Me
cent of the people who gii
needful with. Toa might
pioaeea oiaownera. mi as
o we offer these goods y