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TTTT? AT? flTTa BATmn r iTrnrrom no nni
Gooc Crops Here
And poor ones in many of the old countries, will
have a tendency to make times better. With a
evival of business an upward trend in prices
may be looked for. It is in times like
these that the thrifty housewife watches the
store that is giving the biggest money values.
No other store has ever given the grocery buy
ers of Rock Island the every-day bargain sales
that Shields' cash grocery
Has Kept in
To trade there means that instead of you seek
ing bargains they will seek you. In the words
of the sages of old: "If you would have lightning
strike you put yourself in its way." Shields
looks for bargains at wholesale as hard as you
do in buying at retail, and when he finds one
his trade in turn gets the benefit.
Phone 1217. 2600 Fifth Ave.
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Own Ymtr llomu sad lion it Jtuund.
Insurance and Loans.
Boom 4, Mitchell A Lynda b'ng.
in 1 1 4 ran
AT COST AT
Opposite IIcTDcr ZIocso. UU C3 in
It Is a Mistaken Idea
Of tome people that a child's
boe cannot be both light in
weight and durable. We
can upset this idea and iell
yon a ahee that will be com
fortable and light for the
nmmer, and jet lasting. '
We do not charge extrava
. , gant prices.
VERDICT OF THE JURY
Cause of Yesterday's Terrible
DUE TO FAULTY OOISTRTJOTIOI.
mt W.lUaai H. Wll1-. tbe Victim
of taa AceMtat. ta Bt Laid at Rait T-crrjw-BU
n tm C.ata Ma ah 8 .r-raw-Ta.
Caadltloa mt taa Injcrad
The coroner's inquisition on the
body of William H Willis, the victim
of yesterday afternoon's accident at
the Peter Fries building, returned
the following verdict at 11 a. m. to
day: We, the undersigned jurors
sworn to inquire of the death of Wil
liam H. Wiuis. on oath do find, that
he came to his death from a frac
ture of the skull, resulting from a
fall with a scaffold on the tnird floor
of a building in the city of Bock IaU
and, county and state aforesaid,
which building was being erected for
Peter Fries; we aUo find that said ac
cident was due to tbe faulty con
struction of said scaffold, and that
said scaffold was constructed by said
deceased, assisted by one Joseph
Crudup, and that said accident oc
curred Aug. 27. 1897."
Chris Petersen, a bricklayer on
the building, testified that the scaf
fold hd been constructed a far as
the third pier. The lookouts were
of 2x10x16 planks, and extended out
over the sidewalk about rive feet, and
11 feet inside the building. These
were anchored to the joists by nail
ing down a 2x4. Two pieces in the
shape of an 'H" were then fastened
over the lookouts at the extreme end.
"W. H. Willis was the man who su
perintended the construction o! the
scaffold'' continaed Mr. Peterson.
When tbe scsffold broke I had just
stepped off of it to back up my pier
with red brick.- Just tefore the' ac
cident occurred I beard Mr. Willis
warn the colored man not to place
too many brick on the scaffold.''
William S- Flack, the deceased's
business partner, also gave his
testimony, as did also Dr.
Joseph Da Silva, Louis Pampson.
John J. Sulser, L. M. Drack, of
Draok & Kerns, supervising archi
tect of the building, William Siemoa
and Joseph Turner.
The news of the death of Mr. Wil
lis 'spread swiftly throughout the
city, where he was so well known
and highly thought of, causing uni
versal sorrow. The deceased was
familiarly known as Dick" Willis,
being 28 years of see. Ue was a
member of Camp 309. M. W. A., and
the Lincoln Republican club, being
one of tbe vice presidents of the lat
ter organization. Lie was industri
ous and enterprising, an energetic
business man, one who enjoyed the
confidence tf all with whom he had
dealings; an affectionate bod .andj
brother, and those nearest and -twitr;
est to him will have tho sym patsy
of the whole community in their
great affliction. Funeral services
will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at the Br ad way church.
Mr. Schreicer partly regained con
sciousness this morning. He is suf
fering from concussion of the brain;
bnt he does not seem to have nn
tained any other injuries.--His
chances for recovery were reported
conraging early in the day, but late
this afternoon he suffered a relapse,
and is very low.
Mr. Lowe had two ribs dislocated
and his left hand badly cut, and un
less he has received internal injur
ies, symptoms of wh'ch have failed
as yet to dev. lop, it is believed he
will get along all right.
Mr. Crudup regained conscious
ness at St. Anthony's hetpltal this
afternoon, and he is reported getting
along as well as could be expected.
His left thigh bone and three ribs
are fractured, and there is a severe
gash over his right temple.
aia of tb. Accident.
The accident was one of the most
appalling which has occurred in
Bock Island in years. The men haa
just returned from dinner, and took
their positions on the scaffold
when suddenly and without a note of
warning they were hurled downward
sv ieet to tbe sidewalk. The men
fell in a heap, the bricks and lumber
pilping -upon their prostrate forms.
The platform on which Mr. Willi.
Mr. Lowe, and Chris Peterson w-re
at work laying tbe pressed brick
wnicn lorms tbe front of the bulla
ing, was laid on tnree lookouts, or
cross-nieces, each of which were fas
tenea to tbe 2-inch planks which
formed the false floor by cleats, the
design being to bave the nails pierce
tne pianss ana fasten in tbe joists,.
umortnoateiy, two of the nails
which fastened the cleats holding one
lookout, were simply held by the
flooring, while the other two nails
enterea the joist to a depth not ex.
ceeding three-eights of an inch. This
waa strong enough to support toe
weight usually put on it osMi
at each pier and his assistant?. 'hi
the time of tbe accident, however,
the atrain was doub ed. "Messrs.
Willis and Lowe were at work
Peterson stepped off the platform
into the building just as Mr. Schrei
ner name on to inspect the worlrtH e
began tolking to John E. Lowe.' Jonei
oi the bnckleyers, and nr. Willta
stepped over to his side. Then Jos
eph Crndnp came with the hod of
brick. The s caffo d cou.a not stand
a, a snuwiia .
R. A. Donaldson was an eye wit
ness of the dreadful affair. J tfe was
standing at the window of his offi
in the Masonic temple bnilding
to. osnoaitn aiaa nr in. ttriut an,
obsefVedrtae conversation in which
TOonttacfcJr ESchreiner - waa annul
wun air. lxiwe, when Contractbrfjt : navnnnr.r rs
Willia atemd over tow.ni h. ,.JA oavenporter g
men. Just then Crndnp came out!
oa the scaffold and damped a wheel
barrow of brick, and at that instant
the eutaf portion gave way. and thr
menwere hurled downward. Mr. Don
aldson observed their etrngglea as
they grasped in the air and realizing
the horrors of their Impending fate,
he involuntarily turned from the
window.- When he looked again the
frame, scaffold, brick and mortar
were falling in a mass oa the pros
trate lottos on the sidewalk. The
horror of the spectacle made an tm-'1
pression on Mr. Donaldson's mind
that he will never forget.
- J. C. vBushnell, of Seventeenth
street Between turn ana bixth ave-i
Dues, waa passing aiong oecona eves
nue and saw the entire catastrophe.
He was thrilled by the frightful
sight as the men were hurled into
paoe, and was one of the first on the
ground when the dust of the falling
timbers and brick had oleared away.
A number of other citiaens, to
gether with clerks in McCabe'a store,
aaw the accident at different atages,
but it was all over so quickly, al
though moments seemed hcrs
while it was occurring, that distinct
recollection of all the horrible de
tails is difficult.
As far as the publio generally Is
concerned, it is not recalled before,
when the community has been so
shocked by a catastrophe. People
were stunned by the horror of it.
it has been the sole topic of con
versation since, and there has been
scarcely any itime since that peo
ple have not been seen in little gath
erings on the opposite side of the
street viewing the scene and discuss
ing the calamity.
DEATH OF MRS. GORDON.
W.ll Know. La4jr Fasaaa Away at 11 w
Molina Amti Ham.
' Mrs. Byron Gordon breathed her
last at her home on Moline avenue,
east of Brooks' crossing, at. 11:10
last night, death being due to a com
plication of troubles, chief of which
was heart disease. The deceased
was well known and was held in
high regard in bath Rock Island and
Moline. ; She was born May C. 1849,
in Yeovil, Summersetshire. Eng
land, her maiden name being Sarah,
B. Barnes. he came to America
when three years old, and after liv
ing in Mew Jersey and Virginia and
Wankegon, 111., came to Rock Island
at the age of 16. Sbe married Dr.
Byron Gordon in this city in April,
1872, who with two daughters, Mis
Laura Gordon, at home, and Mrs. J
C. Monnette, ot Moiioe, is left to
mourn her loss.' Funeral services
will be conducted at the late home
at 3 p. m. tomorrow, burial to take
place to the convenience of the fam-J-
Mrs. Annie Gannon, wife of Patrick
Gannon, of South R .ck Island, died
at her'home at 7:33 last night of
sipmacn iron Die. sue was 75 sears'
of age, a long-time resident of South
Kock Island, where she waa we l
known and highly esteemed. The
deceased is survived by her husband
and one daughter. Miss Annia Gan.
non. Funeral services will be held
at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock
VTOUNG & Mc BOMBS'
tpoUI 8.1 1 Tito Fran lof
' , to
Jelly glasses, 1 cent.
Ladies' gilt and silver belt, worth
up to 63 cents, your choice 25 cents.
Milk weed soap, three cakea in
box, 5 cents.
irAH woolen dress goods, S3 inches
wide, per yard, 25 cent.
Cotton batton, per bale, 4 cents.
Men's balbrlggan shirts, regular
60-cent quality, i9 cents.
Cambric dress lining, per yard, 2
Taa Ora Vwlniak
The veriscope of the great . Corbet-
Fitzsimmons fight drew a larger
auuience at Harper's thoatri last
night than on tbe previous evening
and the prospects are fcr inrr ased
attendance at each of the snoeeding"
pTiormances lenient. tomorrow
afternoon and , tomorrow evening
The entertainment is one of the most
novel as well as realistic and inter
esticg that is before the pnblic to
Try Allen 1 Mmmf sTaa.
A powder to be ahaken into the
shoes. At this season your feet foel
swollen and hot, and get tired
i. j. ii you nave amartmg feet or
tight shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease.
It cools the feet and makes walking
Tvuv vures ana prevents s woolen
lweatin feet, bjitters and cali
lnni -pois heheves corns ar.d bnii
ions of all para and gives rest and
comfort. Try it today. Sold by all
"mggists and aboe stores for 25
eents. Trial packages Free. Ad
dress Allen S Olmsted. Le Roy,
v V - .7
I Taa Oa Bmpurn mm It
ttljM Foley's Colic Cure is an instant
rliaf for colic . summer compl.i-
chora morbus, diarrhoea, blooda
flux, chronic diarrhoea, cholera in!
faatam, bilious colic, painters' coin?
)a nil bowel complaints. Sold
IVY. Bahnsen and T. H. Thomasf
jFor three years I suffered fron
saxjheum. It covered my hands tf
such an extent that f could not wash
them. Two bottles of Burdock Blond
Bitters cured me." Libble Young
Pe Mills. St. Lawrence count.
ftf, T For sale bj Marshall Fisherj
HB tJ ETIP3 T0E00I I3LAID.
ft llw4 kv Bla nets. WM Haa ajaa
SB Ja'L Ha taa Matter Is
Attarwar. "MattlaS-Taaaaaa Bl mS. ml
Rattta. our. attlaaasa Witk . ria. far
a a alt Batrr.
i John Mkx-rir. a man who fellows
the races, spent laat night at Kock
island police headquarters. He was
a conspicuous figure at the Daven
port .Mil, track. He represented
himself aa a "sure thine" man. and
rave ups on now to net. ue met a
vaven porter who says he is William
rease. He placed soma money for
r ease on one race and he won. ac
cording to the story which Pease told
the police. Then Pease cave Morris
another bill to place for him. He
thought it was a 111) kill, bat after.
ward found it was a f.:o. Morris
suddenly disappeared. Ue could nnt
be round on the ground. Pease came
to Rock Island, where be found Mor
ris, whom he had arrested by Officer
McCarthy. Today Pease and Morris
had an interview, and settled the af.
iair out oi court, men uorris was
Tnoaaaa fcl ta to IU I
Thomas Bland, over whom the sus
picion of killing a fellowman had
m i .
uuDg iur several weess, is again a
free man. The examination of the
remains ct Frederick Behrendt. Lis
alleged victim, established the fact
that death ensued from natural
caites. and not from the blow struck
by Bland in an encounter which the
men bad at Red die's saloon. Rapids
City, July 27. Bland was taken into
Magistrate Stafford's court yester
day, and the charge of assault with
intent to kill changed to assault
and battery, for which offense Bland
was fined 95 and cot.
John Blockey and John Fagenbnrg
were assessed 3 and $5 and costs re
spectively for disorderly conduct.
BLACK HAWK 18 COMING.
mpuwmiumusi Wsirlw ta II at
! tha Towir.
! GeneraT Manager Lardncr. of the
Tri-City railway, has secured one of
tne most ideal attractions which has
yet appeared at the Watch Tower.
It is Black Hawk, a nephew of the
ismoos warrior, whose fort was tbe
spot now transformed into a sum
mer resort. He is 87 years c Id.
Black Ilswk. accompanied by oth
er reds, will appear at tbe Tower
Sunday. Sept. 6. They will live in
tents, and will give native dances.
and wedding and burial ceremonies
just as their ancestors did. They
will no doubt draw great audiences.
Ciaaaaf tba Kaoaa.
4TtieAatfut meeting at the Daven.
irack closed yesterday
i.aay uoyra lowered the record for
2-year-olds to 2:16 in an exciting
race that lengthened out to aix heats.
Tbe results were as f jllows: Com
p!etion of Thursday's 2:20 trot. Lonia-
Tille won, best time being 2:171; 2:32
trot, s.iiverine won, best time 2:21;
free for all pane. Sherman Clay won.
beat,lime 5 3-year-old pacing.
Red Seal won, best time 2:16.
crank Bruner. of Chicago.
wno was v ester a ay elected cbaplaia
i . . .... " -
ui ma u. a. k. at tne Buffalo con
vention,' is a son of W. B. Bruner, of
this eity4 and an old resident" of
Boil Island county, and bis friends
here have reason to feel a sense- of
pride in the honor which has bee
Ta. foarta. lajqaatlaa.
The Woodmen attorney a have re
ceivea a copy or the fourth master
in chancery injunction against tba
order in the interest of the town of
r niton. It is the same as the second
one dissolved by Judge Gest, except
kua it i in tne nam. or tn. corpora,
tion of Fulton, instead of Individ
uftls. , "
r -C. W. Bawaa Caa-a IS.10, AtSaattaa.
v All members of C. W. Hawes
camp are requested to meet at
Irmory hall at 1 o'clock p. jn. Sun
day, to attend the funeral of Neigh
bor Willis. .. U. D. C ohkes, Clerk.
L. V. Eckbart. V C. '
f , .. Account on a Stick.
Two ccutorits oro it wasn't as easy a
matter to keep accoonts as it is now.
Not only were many people ignorant of
writing and arithmetic, bat paper and
account books were srarre and rare. I'ar
:tliis reason morcbacts, doctors, lawyers
and even tho government of Great Brit
ain kept their accoonts by making
notches on willow sticks, very mncb as
a boy would tally runs in a game of
Small notches represented neira-
laxger ones shillings and still larser
ones pounds sterling. When the account
rwas all notched out, tbe stick waa split
oown its jenstta so that tne notcho.
would show on both pieces. One half
was given to tbe buyer and one half waa
retained by the seller, when tbe ao-
connt was paid, these tallv atirka a
jojrifd together and laid away. On can
Msah6 now mncb work and tmnhla
sudh a system wonld make in these dan
Of great business euterDriapa. rrkin.
Tha Balfht of Bar Aubitioa.
B"tfa3 What is tbe height of your
Marie 4 Mushing) Oh. something be
tween 5 and 6 feel London Fnnv -.
TILING, GRATES and HANTELS
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION OF THE
LINE, AS WE KNOW IT WILL PLEASE YOU.
A. J. Smith Son
Opposite Masonic Temple,
11 and 1W W. Th'rd treet DAVENPORT
j WeU- I fSS
i up-to- MM
l Paieio Mfcm
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i Popular Prices
I 1804 Second Avenue.
ial Sale All This Week
On Misses' and Children's School Shoes.
HKRE ARK A FEW:
... rnc p tea
Missea St. Goat f 1 75..1.8J
Ml-aeaSt. Goat, welt s on 1 a ,
M Ses Calf Hkin t 0.. 1.60
Misses P.b Uoat.high cat 2 00.. 1 60
Misses Dong. Kid no 1 sn
Misses Dans; Kid 100.. 1.60
Mis.es Door. Kid. welt.
cloth ton 9 7 t r.t
Miaaea Dong. Kid. welt.. 2.75.. 1.7
.tusres uong. Hid, high
"I 2.00.. 1.80
A beautiful Tablet Given Free with every pair.
ORMTBAL HOV OTORV
tSushss SfalF business
8kinner Block, Opposite Postoffice
Of tnCAL BFlarM TRAITtXfl STHOOL, which eomplvt-ly
w aquiiia y mag ma nJ wnm-n m a'miutant(. ,tn -k-aphert
and eeneral amanaau in Imwtn". hy tli- mn-t tb'irot
ind pncttial iruLrxMXum ta all tb .tmA Uiat nt fr o-L
awer-r. Tit mtnbra of the Kaf ulty ar rxialwu, who liv,
iiiring mr.y yafa, frearwl tbouanLi .f J jvld eolc for
mexxa in LoMncws. a
Ilatea of tuition, etc.. ar 'JtUwy hnrtr than at any
thr nitiiUr in-titotion in tt State. Abw.lata UicUua
IUailiU'i ! Btf-W MHi l'7ant tnrr.itnrm ttirfiuli.
at : location -ntraJ : dav n l iitidit iifxia
ien.ui Sf :.'jtui'ih-r I. Baauul illufUtwl t rr-
fcJ .... e t! ... 1 1
Umirmtt. Ira Fortykknt Sfcaaf1--
" soar isuiKp: Him e
& La VELLE.
Children's fit. Gnat f l. J. . fl.ld
Children's IVb. Goat.... 1.40.. I ll
Children's Calf Skin 174.. 135
Children's Peb. Goat,
high cut 1.75.. 1.85
Children's lmg Kid... 1.40.. 1.15
Children' log Kid. welt 2 00.. 1.56
Children's l'jng. Kid.
welt, cloth top 2.00.. l.CQ
Children's Djng. Kid.
high cat 1.76.. 1.26
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