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THE AIrU8. THURSDAY OCTOBER 21. 1807.
While You Wait
You might just glance through this space
and see if there isn't a few things that you can
save your mony on. There is always a chance
to save money at Shields', but just now there is
a particularly good opportunity. One is never
too old to learn, and if you haven't found out
yet that there is no other place like Shields'
don't be backward about letting yourself in on a
good thing. Read these prices:
WELCOMED BY MA.TOB KEDILL.
19 lbs. Granulated Saga
Pall Jelly S9c
Shredded Cocoanut, per pound. 10c
Sweet Chocolate, per cako...
Cranberries, per quart 6e
pound Baking Powder 9j
Crashed Java Coffee, per pound, lie
All Package Coffee 12Jc
4 Packages Minoo Meat 25c
2 Packages Washing Powder .... fic
Shields1 Best Flour....
Dried Peaohes. per pound 5e
3-pound Can Pears .. lie
3-pound Can Peaohes 10c
8-pound Can Wax Beans 9c
8-pound Can Baked Beans In
Tomato sauce 9o
Ginger Snaps, per pound to
1 Pound Corn Starch..
1 Large Bottle Am onla 8c
IS Bars Family Soap 25c
2600 Fitth Ave
Solid Silver Tea Spoons of the Gorham make, the
world's standard of excellence, $3.50, $375 and $4.50
J7 Salve Boxes, Man
icure Pieces and
all things pertaining to
the Toilet needs at low
1703 Second Avenue.
We are offering the most complete Hoe
three cities, and at price from $125
you are looking for a Steel Range we can show
you three complete Hoes ii all styles, and at all
prices. In Oak Stoves and Hard and Soft Coal
Base Burners our line Is unsurpassed.
Give us a call and examine our stock and
prices We handle no cheap cr shoddy line of
stoves We have only one name and trade
mark, and that Is
We guarantee every stove we sell and hu&
drsds of users in Rock Island and vicinity tes
tify to their good baking and heating qualities.
Open Every Night Until 8 O'Cledr..
LEAGUE Hi SESSION,
Minois Building Association
Men Meet at Turner
Oppoafte Hnrper House.
K21 SECC29 AY!
part af OCBearj mi ta Organisation
Bnrd Waloii snow It ta ftm Im Ooo4
Conditio, and Turn Intonating Papars
in Bead S"olI jired by aa Anlaaatad
The 18th annaal meeting of the
Ballding Association League of Illi-
neis convened at 10 o'clock this
morning at Tnruer hall. There is a
good attendance, many of the as so-
clatlons throughout the state being
represented, f resident G. r. Fen
geld, of Rockford, called the gather
ing to order.
The address of welcome w s made
by Mayor J. J. Media, Jr., who said:
it certainly affords me great pleas
ure to welcome yon to Rock Island
I welcome yon not only on behalf of
tne city, which I represent, but also
on behalf of the building and loan
associations of the city. We feel
nattered, indeed, that yenr leagne
has honored Rock Island with its
meeting this year, and I can assure
yon we will do all things in our
power to make yonr visit here as
pleasant as possible. Building and
loan associations are very strong In
this city. We have three in number
with aggregate assets of $1,260,000,
Oar city presents a fair representa
tion of what may be expected of a
place where building associations
BJ6 strong. Many of the homes
which yon may observe, have been
erected through the rSfcsns of bm!M
ing associations. Br this agency.
hundreds of mechanics, laborers aud
bnsinesB men have been enabled to
procure for themselves their homes
and thus contribute to the property
and general prosperity of the city by
Deooming taxpayers ana property
holders. In fact I know of mo agency
that is go condnclve to good citizen
ship as is that of building and loan
associations. It compels the spend
thrift to save, it encourages the
homeless to have homes. It pro
vides an opportunity for the month
ly and weekly savings of thousands
of people, who refrain from deposit
ing in the banks on account of the
smallness of the amennt. Building
associations are no longer an experi
ment. lLolr stability and useful
ness has been established. They
have been properly termed 'the pour
man's bank, and they stand . closer
to the common people than any oth
er financial institution,: because they
are cooperative in their nature, and
every share holder has a voice and
vote in their management.
"We understand that the object of
yonr league is to protect, Foster and
tare for the associations cf our state;
that it Is your province to ward t H
the cruel stabs made at ocr associa
tions through unfriendly legislation
and otherwise. If such be the case,
your object is a most worthy and
commendable one. Guard the inter
ests of the common people by pro
tecting their Institutions, and you
will render unto mankind a lasting
benefit. I trnwt that your meeting
here may be a pleasant and proflta-
oie one. we nope tnat your stay
will be agreeable and that when von
leave us you will carry with you
pleasant recollections of our city and
Reports of OOem.
Then followed the annnal reports of
President Penfield, Treasurer Albert
Barnes, of Decatur; Secretary B. O.
Vasen, of Quincy, and the finance
committee, rresiaent renneia re-
rerrea to tne general work oi tne as
sociation during the year and of
fered a few timely suggestions. The
treasurer's report showed the asgo
ciation to be in good financial con.
In his report Secretary Vasen says
"The past year has been fraught
with great changes, both of a polit
ical and economio nature; we have
gone through a commercial depres
sion suoh as this country has never
seen or felt before, but with all that
the building and loan interest has
come through the ordeal unscathed
and possibly in better condition than
any otner financial institution.
While it has been a severe lesson to
these Institutions, its effect will be
for their betterment. Practices which
should not have entered into a legit
imate building and loan associations,
will now be entirely eliminated for
the safety of those who make these
institutions the depository of their
savings.. A building and loan associa
tion is truly a poor man's bank, and to
properly protect the hard-earned sav
ings of its members, all proper safe
guards should be used to guard the
tunas so accumulated. Kot alone is
ability required in the proper man
agement of these associations, bnt
honesty. No speculative features
should be entertained and no loans
granted except by a careful examina
tion of the security, and also into
the ability of the borrower to sepay
same by monthly or weekly pay
ments. The loans that are made by
these institutions should be to home
makers or home seekers. Busi
ness, manufacturing and unremu
nerative property should be avoided.
If thia is followed no fear need be
entertained as to the ultimate re
sults of an association.'' The re
port shows the membership of the
state league to be 178, speaks of the
death during the year of J. G. Schaar
of Chicago, and T. J. Huston, of La
mont; refers to the legislation se
cured and state that the receipts np
to Oct. 30, 1897. were $4,1 34.81. the
disbursements being S3.90C.n6. in
cluding a deposit front the year be
fore cl fdus o, mating a total oi
tS 409.71, leaving a balance en hand
of 1734 61.
The following committees were
Distribution w. r. rennaiiow.
Chicago; H. Bartlett, Clayton; C. B.
Resolutions Julius otern, uni-
cago; R. W. Joslyn, ttigin; v. a.
New Business T. J. Hedui. Jr.,
Rook Island; H. H- Boeeenberg. Chi
cago; Simpson Dunlop, Oak Park.
uooa of the League . u. uase.
Chicago; E. H. Guyer, Rock Island ;
H. K. Schrader, Belleville.
Pa para Bead.
Two interesUng papers were read.
one by Charles A. Wightman, of Ev
anston, on "The Value of Permanen
cy and Stability of Building and
Loan Associations," ana tne other by
J. N. C Shumway, of Taylurviile, on
The Present Building and Loan
Law." Both papers were discussed
by the delegates. The former arous-
el an animated disousslon.
The meeting then adjourned for
dinner. A short session was held this
a'.tt rnoon, and at S o'clook the viti
t rs were taken on an excursion to
tbe mouth of the Hennepin canal on
the steamer Hennepin. Other forms
oi entertainment have been arrang-
ei for by the local committee, ic-
eluding a trip to the arsenal, etc.
Tne meeting lasts two days.
TO FORTUIIE'S FIELD,
Latest Enterprise From This
Locality 8ends Out Its
FAIR BEFRESHTA7TVE DTGLUDED.
CITIZENS TO HELP OUT.
ratine to Tako Aatloa With Rata
to at cKlalejr Cnapal.
Circulars bearing the signatures ot
Revs. C. O. UeCulloch and C. E. Tay
lor, Judge w. ii. uest ana Messrs.
E. D. Sweeney, C. J. Secrle and 11.
D. Blakemore are being sent out for
a meeting at the office of Judge Gest
in tee conrt house tomorrow even
ing at 7:30 for the purpose of con
ferring about the building of Mc-
It seems the Second Baptist con
gregation has undertaken a contraot
which it has found an impossibility
to carry on in attempting to ecu
struct a new church, which will cost
when completed several thousand
The foundation was put in and op
erations were abandoned a fw
months ago on aceount of financial
embarassments. Work was recently
resumed, but complications have
again arisen, and now a number of
prominent citizens have interested
themselves with a view to extending
such financial aid as is nocessary to
go ahead with the building.
W. H. Berry, who had the contract
for tbe cutting of the stone, says he
has done $85 worth of work, but has
not yt received any money.
City br Or ataiaa-Ta-1
Whtek Imnl aro Woi
aa tno fr jMtToaoa w
ity Tplr, of
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
Oonitabla Kastman Aeqaltted ot m Chare
or Aaaanlt ana Hatter.
A jury in the circuit court this
morning acquitted Constable Jesse
Eastman, ot South Molino, of a
charge of assault and battery
brought by Hans Jensen. Jensen
resides in Stewartviile. Eastman,
armed with the necessary documents,
went to Jensen's home to collect a
bill amounting to 110.16. There was
trouble when tbe constable threat,
ened to attaeh some of Jensen's
property if be did not liquidate
forthwith. Jensen secured a
spade, so the story goes, and
then proceeded to annihilate
the officer, who called Harry Wil.
liams and P. A. Ross to his assist
ance, and proooeded to remove Jen
sen's goods. Jensen met with a
rather warm reception when he at
tempted to interfere, and finally paid
the bill before the goods were hauled
away. Then he had the constable
and his two assistants arrested for
assault and battery. The case came
up before Justice W. F. Schroeder In
this city. Williams and Ross were dis
charged and Constable Eastman was
aed $10 and costs. He in tnrn ap
pealed the case to the circuit court,
through his attorneys, McEniry &
McEniry. State's Attorney Searle
Margaret Wain, of tbls city, was
granted a divorce by Jndge Oest
from John J. Kain, whom she charg
ed with drunkenness. She aays
they were married 24 years ago at
Davenport and lived together np to
last May. They have six children
The custody ot the minors was giv.
en to Mrs. Kain. who was represent
ed in conrt by W. L. Lndolph.
The party of gold hunters who rep.
resent the Bock Island and Haven
port gold hnnting enterprise, hither
to referred lo in inn akqis, are cn
for Klondike Tbe start w made
from Davenport for Seattle Tuesday
evening. Tbe prospectors are three
in number: H. T. Mant, log. former
ly with the General Eieetrie company,
W. H. Hick , formerly with the Dav
enport Gas company, and the letter's
daughter, MISJ Derma mean, auwj
go supplied with good outfit, and
expect to reach Damson City by
Christmas. The trip I p7
is the re.nlt of a movement which
has been on toot for some tlv?
among Davenport and Bosk Island
business men, with the ultimate end
of sending a party cf treasure hunt
ers into the gold fields. While a
regular organization was not founded,
those interested in the scheme
clubbed together and raised 12,000
tor the preliminary part of It.
Tbe organization, II suoh it may
be called, which supports the ven
ture, consists of some of Davenport's
prominent business men as well as a
lew Rock Island people, who have
interested themselves in the scheme.
There ere also several ladies in the
list of subscribers to the funds nec
essary to outfit and grub stake the
party. The promoters of the scheme
are keeping quiet concerning their
venture just now, as tbey are not
anxious to be considered smitten
with the gold fever.
It there is any gold in the Klon
dike country those interested pro
pose to have a share of it, and it the
scheme fails, they are not desirous
of outride consolations. There is
plenty of money behind the venture,
and if they find what they are going
alter, tbe interested parties will In
oorporate and organize a regular
Root to Ho Tsnvrlad.
The gold huntors will travel from
Seattle to Juno, then by rail to Dyea.
Here the piarly will strike out across
the pass and then by drg sleds to
Dawson uitr. The Dsrtv expects to
remain in Dawson Cisy until Febru
ary, when the work of prospecting
lor gold win be commenced. By
this plan the local party wilUbe
ahead of the game and the crowds
which will rush into the Klondike
when the Tukon opens in the spring.
Thy are well provided with a good
outtt purchased in Chicago, and an
ttoipate asuccesffal journey en route
to tne goia ccias.
ii tbe venture is snccesciui, as a
interested anticipate, a number of
prominent citizens will be lighting
cigars witn Hundred dollar aula with
in another year. At all events the
oompany expoots to knov where it is
at by next June. By that time the
prospectors will have either found
something cr tbe venture will have
tailed. Tbe geld hunters have pro
visions and supplies to last them un
til next October.
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L j. m & SOD
GXVX3 BEST VALUES.
See Our New Line of Oak,
Honestly Made and Finely Finished.
Our reputation for square dealing, and our 34 years
t experience in successful furniture selling. Is suf-
ficient assurance that both Roods and prices are
S Im the
Aa Important Addltlom
to the list of the world's most valua
ble medicines is Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey.
Harmless in its nature, yet
almost infallible in its ection.it is
undoubtedly the most 'efficacious
means known today for curing
cougns, colds and kindred diseases.
Good druggists sell it at 23 cents on
I am an old soldier of the rebel
lion. A year ago I was in bed all
winter with chronic rheumatism.
Three doctors failed to give me re
lief. Two bottles of Burdock Blood
Bitters put me on my feet. It is
worth its weight in gold-" W. B.
Knapp. Litchfield. Hillsdale county.
Mioh. For sale by MarshaU A
Too ought to know that when
suffering from any kidney trouble
a safe, sure remedy is Foley's Kid
ney Care. Guaranteed or money re
funded. For sale bv T. H. Thomas.
CuonraU stimulate livnr, kidneys
.ndbownla Hevor alokna, wenkan
cr gripe; 10 enats.
01 ur. Boirs rme-Tar-Honey on re
tiring slops a cough, relieves croup,
or cures a oold. and insures quiet
rest ana reires oinj sleep, it is harm
less. Babies love it. All mothers
who have used it recommend U. Try
a 29 cent Dome irom your druggist.
Tboro M a (.Ism ot foopla
Who are injured by the use of cof.
fee. Recently there has been placed
In all the grocery stores a new prep
aration called Grain-O, made of pure
grains, tnat tates me place of coffee.
ine most delicate stomach receives
it without distress, and bnt few can
tell it frcm cofTeo. It does not cost
over one-quarter as much. Children
may drink It with great benefit. IS
cents and 25 cents per sackage. Try
11. ask ior urain-u.
Our Shoes Eclipse All Others.
In manufacture, in leather,
in shape. In fit, in price,
our shoes are aneqnaled.
We are not in the shoe bnsU
neas for few years, we are
in it for life. We must sell
the best to keep yonr trade.
We do sell the best, and if
yoa patronise as for the first
time, wa will keep yonr
trade. Ladies' hand welt lace
shoes, kid top. width from A
down, at $2. Rochester shoea
$2.60. IS. $3 60 and S3.85.
width AAA to E size in all
widths aa large as 8.
In th9 ?
1 J OT & SOD
12S 1ST Waat Tki4 St.
Has put its stamp of approval
puon our AUTUMN FASHION
EXHIBIT this week.
Though w did net expect to cell many goeds, wa have never- (
thnless fitted hendreds ot our mast tastefully dressed eltlaees
A and their children, tst they realisod the value of aa early aalee- (
tloo area from a superior assortment. Wa are specially desirous 1
cl an opportunity to show men who have been wearing Bie4e-te (
measure clothes how perfeetiy they can be fitted la the ettremely ,
stylish garment bearing
this label, for which wa have the exclusive sale la thUeltj.
SOmERS & LaVELLE.
J 1804 Second Avenoe, J
On Hen's High Grade Shoes. 2a order to make room for oar Immense
stock of Fall and Winter Shoes, which has now arrived, wa have made m
pedal cat in prices en several lots of men's high-grade shoes as followsj
I lot of rrnci Calf fat-l IfltorrtrlBaCoranraa
ent leather. formorktHm. lonr onS toairm.
prter M aoS r. 9 Kf iw.v d for WS rn
I lot of Calf Patftat1! tot of tiUrhort rraSo
IrUierBnorwlalaroaiyllCalf ftkla attoea. rrilr
wmrM.fnrmerOcriprioe m, sale Cf
AtxMhor lot of Patnt'l hit of Pine Calf atir,
lraueriibm that m-riMdjaaularr a
tihrap at M. aalo 9 frfl M M an! M. wUo 4 ftfl
.... "iirioe at is aaa- w
Another lot of Calf 6kla ftfaofS. the beat S9 9C
SI slioa la IU market. ula prtoa ... W.
Wa guarantee these goods to ba strictly first elate, aad eaa positively
say that no anoh bargains have ever been offered before la this city.
CSS TEAL 8&OK STOBB.
I71J 81COSO AVKSLK.
Wall Paper Slaughter Sale
SCHMEIL & ANDERSON STORE.
Twentieth Street sal Feurth Avae.
ADAI1S WALL PAPER CO.
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