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THE ARGUS. THORSJDAF, OCTOBER 28 1897.
"Your Uncle Dudley"
May not be up in dates as well as you, so when
you have aa opportunity just inform him as to
how the prices are at Shields. If you have
traded there you know how the high price stores
are put to scorn, how good groceries are put to a
price where it is a pleasure to see the big returns
you get for a dollar. It requires no magnifying
glasses to search out the bargains at that store,
as witness the following prices:
19 lbs. Granulated Sugar 1 00
rail Jelly S9c
Shred JuJ Cocomout, per pound. 10c
Sweet Chocola'e, per cako So
Cranbr rries, per quart 60
1 pound Baking Powder 93
Crashed Java Coffee, per pound. 11c
Alt Package Coffee UJo
4 Packages Ula.-e Meat 25c
2 Packages Washing Powder.... 5o
Solid Silver Tea Spoons of the Gorham make, the
world's standard of excellence, $3.50, $3 75 and $4.50
S TO VES :
We are offering the most complete Iie In the
thrci cities, and at prices from $t$ up If
you are lacking for a Steel Range we can show
you three complete lines ia all styles, and at a'l
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 hacdle no chfap or sSoddy line of
stoves We hav only ore name and trade
matk, and that Is
We guarantee every stove we sell, and hun
dreds of users in Rock Is'acd and vicinity tes
tify to their good bakiog and h-atlog qualities.
Open Every H:ght VntU 8 O'clock.
Mren,Mvers & Company
tiMmU Harper Hoose.
Shields' Best Flour Sl.Si
Dried Peaches, per pound 5o
3-poand Can Pears He
3 pound Can Peaohes 10o
3-pound Can Wax Beans 9
3-pound Can Baked Beans la
Tomato sauoe 9C
bloger Snaps, per pound Co
l Found Cora Starch 60
T S-l . a a
Lisrge ooitie Amonia j
18 Bars Family Soap J$c
2600 Fifth Aire,
Salve Boxes, Man-
Icuro Pieces and
all things pertaining to
the Toilet needs at low
1703 Second Avenue.
1821 SEfXID AYE
THE EVIDENCE IS IN.
That Against the Lyons Militia
Company in the Fulton
STATEME1T OF J. 0. J0KH3O5.
Alo the DcrUrotloas of Two Back 1.1 and
Cltizuu Cad. r Math Taatlmoar UlTmd
la Sustaining tha InTMttgmtloa aa tm tha
Iaraalonof Lllualatba sight of af . 13
The evidence sustaining Got. Tan.
ner in calling upon Got. Drake, of
Iowa, tor an investigation as to the
invasion of Illinois at Fulton by
arms of the Iowa militia company
stationed at L.yons, me mgnioi aoj;.
13 last, has been ruaCe public
through Des Moines, Iowa. Th6
principal evidence is contained in a
communication to Gov. Tanner from
General Attorney J. G. Johnson, of
the Woodmtn order, and the affidav
its of Fred Kann and G. H. Seidel, of
Uouk Island. Mr. Johnson's letter
was sent to Gov. Tanner direct, and
the statements of the Bock Island
citlsens were submitted with the
oihur testimony forwarded bj The
akgl'9. XLeir contents were with
held until the j were given oat
through the proper authorities.
Mr. Johnson's letter follows:
"Fulton, 111., Sept. 25, 1897 To
the Governor: Complying with jour
request for a statement from me a
to my personal knowledge of arms
Having Deen brought into this state
from Lyons, Iowa, to Fulton. 111., on
the evening of Ang. 13, 1897, I hve
to submit the following:
"ua teat evening I was at Fulton
engaged in an attempt to remove the
reooias oi the Modern Woodmen of
America from that city to Kook
and. During the 1lstnrbance at
tending that t-flort I was placed un
der arrest by a deputy sheriff on a
warrant issued by tne peace officer.
After my arrest I was conveyed for
saie Keeping to xne city ball situated
on the main street of the town, and
was there held for several hours in
custody of the di-putv sheriff. While
at this place I was allowed to go t j
tne iront aocr ana, when l chose, ou
oa the porch in front of the door
About 8:30 p. m. there was quite a
crowa in iront or the building and
the officer in charge of me, Fred
K. Ba-tian, the postmaster at Fulton,
and for the time being acting as a
tpeoial deputy sheriff to take charge
of me, ana the person who seemed to
be directing generally the opera
tions of the Fulton people, stepped
ont upon the pcreb, and I also went
out upon the porch. Just then there
was quite a disturbance and a team
drove up in great baste attached to
a sort at hack; some one on the
wagon called for Mr. Bastian and he
went out and a colloquy took place
between him and the man having
cnarge oi tne wagon, whom 1 recog
nizbd as Frank holleran, 'ormerlv of
t.. i . i ,
ruimu, uuwa practicing lawyer oi
Lyons, and, as I am informed, a
lieutenant in the comoanr of
Iowa militia whose quarters are at
Lyons. Mr. Holler on told Mr.
Basllan that ho had bronght over the
guns and told him further that he
(Holleran) was personally responsible
i- r mem ana mey must be returned
to him. Air. Bastian then com men c
cd designating persons in the crowd
and on the sidewalk, and requesting
each to 'take a gun,' directing that
they go down with them to where
te Kock Island train lay. 8ocue,ue
demurred on the ground of lack of
aothonty, and then some other per
son, i toina me mavor, commencud
to swear in thoto who were being
armed. Mr. Bastian argued with
and persuaded people to 'take a eu a.
and as fabt as anyone expressed a
willingness Mr. Holleran gava him a
gun and explained how to nse the
biyocet, and cautioned the person
receiving the gun to be sure and see
that it was returned personally to
mm, giving ma name to those with
whim he was not acquainted. He
was especially particular to instruct
those thus armed as to the most im
proved method to slick anyone with
There must have been from 12 to
15 guns thus given out while I was
allowed to stand on the porch, and
the arming was still going on under
the direction of Messrs. Bastian and
HjlJeran when I returned to the
room. While on the porch I stood
within 10 to 12 feet of the wagon and
the parties. (Signed)
J. G. Johnson.
General Attorney M. W. A."
Book IMaart Citizen' Tratlmoar.
Fred Kann alleges in his affidavit
that Aug. 13. at Fulton, shortly after
the Woodmen records were removed
from the building to the train, a
crowd rf probably 50 men, armed
witn rines, and baronets attached.
appeared in the streets, and that be.
fearing injury, repaired to Clinton.
Iowa; that at 2 a. m , Ang. 14, while
in Clinton, he saw 12 to IB persons
cross the bridge from Fulton to
Cliuton armed with rill as and bayo
nets, property of the state of Iowa;
that he conversed with the men, who
said they were members of the Iowa
militia, and bad been assisting in
preventing removal of the Woodmen
records. C H. Seidel, who accom
panied Mr. Kann. makes an affidavit
corroborating Mr. Kana'a allega
tions. A dispatch from Des Moines,
speaking of the receipt of the infor
mation by Gov. Drake, statet: It is
an odd complication, and no one in
Des Moines today baa the faintest
idea how it will come out. Gov.
Drake is still in Missouri and Private
Secretary. Fleming does not know
what will be dona. Adjt. Gen.
Wright says the matter is nnusnal
and irregular, and jet be v ill prob
ably call upon Col. Mahln. of Clin-
. j . n -ii . ...
iuii, tu investigate, ae win ao mis
eanie Lient. Frank Hnllaran'a
nam is mentioned as in command
of the men who crossed the river.
Military officers here say that Gov.
Tanner should have had them in
dicted in Illinois and then secured
them by requisition. Just what will
uoppcu wucu vrcu- niiui vraers
the investigation is hard to toll."
Lieut. Holleran, acoording to a
statement, while acknowledging that
he was in Fulton the night of the
troubles, disclaims taking any part
in the affair. Thar are plenty of
Rock Island men who are ready to
testify that he was in the general
noiaop oi noes isiana eivsens at
the cars while the victim vara in.
timid ated by the force of arms far
uifihud from the armory of his com
pany at Lyons. t i
CITY COUNCIL DOINGS.
atiannva flava aa Iataraatlag Aftaraooa
The special meeting of the cltr
coencil yesterday afternoon devel
oped into quite an interestiog affair.
firBt ih paving oi seventh avenue
from Twenty-third to Thirtieth
sir-et was inspected. All expred
themselves as satisfied with the
work, and were favorable to accept,
icg it, bnt Aid. Lohse, who said the
depth of the macadam foundation
was not according to specifications.
which required that it be six inches.
Other members of the con soil said
they considered it one of the best
jobs of paving ever done in Rick
island. When tho acceptance of tao
work waa put to a vote Aid. Lohse
stood alone in the negative.
Bids for furnishing pipe for the
waterworks department needed for
the proposed reservoir eonstructi jn
were opened and referred. Ia tMs
connection Mayor Medlll stated that
the survey of the reservoir site had
been completed and contained 26
acres. Ha said there were 10 acros
south of the tract extending to F.igh
tsenth avenne, and he hud heard
many expretsior.s favoring the id a
ci the city making the additional
purchaee, as there was no question
oat that in time it would n.ied the
land, which he had b-jen informed
cnnld be purchased on 10 years1 time
with 6 per cent interest. Aid. Con
cancon moved that the waterworks
oommittee be authorizad to purchase
the 10 acres. Aid. Msucker thought
it would be well to let the matter
reat until the next regular meeting,
by which time ii could be ascertain,
ed whether the city's lioancNl condi
tion would warrant the parchase.
He thought 1700 an acre a protty
stiff priae, anyway. Aid. Johnsoa
made a talk in support of the movo to
saoure the land, after which Aid.
Coccannon's motion was carried.
Action on the lotter of the Bridge
& Terminal company, published in
yesterday's Arsi s, was deferred un
til the next meeting, after being rend.
The al1ermen then heard a complaint
from Aid. Concannon in effect that
the Flick & Johnson Construction
oompany, contractors on the First
avenue pavement, were violating the
speciMcations, which called for eight
hours' work, in working the men 10
hours. All the members of the coun
oil said they were favorable to an
8 hour work day. Othtr contractors
had violated the 8 hour law. and
some of the aldermen did not think
it just to jump on the Flick A John
oon company. Mayor Medill said he
had not underttood the 8-hoor law
was being ignored on t?e First ave
nue improvement, but would see to
it that the opacifications should be
lived up to unless tho council other
Then the session was ended.
Social and Haaloal.
A social and mnsicale given by the
Altar society of at. Joseph's church
at St. Joseph's school last evening
was well patronized, and the ladles
realized a neat sum from their ef
forts. An interesting program was
givn. which consisted of singing by
a cho-us cf school girls, vocal doet
br Misses F.lla Lawler and Lucy Mo
Onion, vocal solos by Mrs. Thomas
Caey. Tim Collins, E. U. Malooay
and J. A. Iiuol; Old Ace " a reci
tation by Miss Anna Larkin and a
trnltar solo by A. Burt. Then the
ladies sold refreshments and flowers,
and a pleasant time was had by all
If Vi an RaatlMa
and cannot sleep at night, a dose of
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey will give
fou natural rest and refreshing sleep,
t checks a oough at once and cures
a cold in ono night. It heals the
throat, chest and lungs, cures la
grippe permanently, doea not stupe
fy, is harmless. Children love it, old
people like it. Good draggists sell
it. Price, 25 cents.
Tnera la a Claaa of Prapla
Who are injured by the nse of cof
fee. Recently there has been placed
in all the grocery stores a new prep,
aration called Grain-O, made of pure
grains, that takea the place of coffee.
The most delicate atomach receives
it without distress, and bat few can
tell it from coffee. It does not cost
over one-quarter as much. Children
may drink it with great benefit. 15
cents and 25 cents per eackage. Try
it. Ask for Grain-O.
Do yon scratch and scratch, and
wonder what's the matter? Doan's
Oitment will instantly relieve and
permanently cure any itchy disease
of the skin, no matter cf how long
standing. For sale by Marshall &
Fisher. - ' ,
The Company Controlling Them
Holds Its Annual
B00E ISLAB9 GETS AS OFFIOIX
r. O. Dankaaaa Piaaaaaa Tie Prea.
Idant mat AIM at Bawtar-Haw
Kqalpmaa mf Saw Fawrr PlaaS Aa
thorlsad Iaiarloc Saving; mt
The annual meeting of theTrl-City
Railway oompany was held at the
offioe of the conpany in Davenport
this morning. E. E. Cook, of Da van.
port, was reelected president; F. C.
Dnkmann. ef Book Inland, elected
vite president, and J. F. l-ardner, of
Davenport, was again elected secre
tary and treasurer. The old board of
directors was chosen with the txeep.
tion that F. C Deakmaon, of this
city, succeeds J. C. Schaffer, ef Cbt.
cago. Xbe board is composed as fel
low: J. J. Mitchell. 1) H. Loader,
back and Claras cm Buckingham, ('hi.
cago; E. K. Cook, Datenport. and F.
C. Denkruann, Rock Island. Mr.
Londerbck will continue to set ia
te capacity of managing: director.
The selection of Mr. Denkmann, of
this city, to an executive position in
the company wiu be a sou roe rT grat
ification to the people cf Rock Iland,
at it gives this city representation ia
the affairs of the company by one of
the leading business men. A year
airo Mr. Denkmann was offered the
ollice, but he declined it then.
Hew fowtr Plaat Orjanx.
The stockholders authorized the
directors to replace the present eleo
trie eqaipment at the Third avenue
power station in this rlty with new
dynamos sad engines in accordance
with the plana of Managing Director
Lowderback. heretofore outlined la
Tbb A it iis, and which means the
providing of an entire new equip
ment of the most modern electrical
machinery. This, the company ia
satisfied, will result In the redaction
of the cost of production oi power 20
per cent, ana at the same time In-
sare the best passible service. While
the company has been peculiarly for
fortunate in the nature of its power
stce establishing it here, having
bad loss interruptions than most
other electric railways, it feels that
the improuemont will make it even
still better and Insure such eavine at
its power honse as will enable it to
make improvements in other direc
tions, too, which it is anxious to in
order to keep its equipment fall?
abreast with the times, as it always
Directors Londsrback, Mitchell and
Buckingham came down from Chica
go to attend the meeting, and this
afternoon, tn compny with Presi
dent Cook, Vice President Denkmann,
Secretary Lardner, and other t ftlaers
of the oompany and tri-eitv friends.
a tour of ioepaotion is being made of
the lines in Kock Island and Moline,
which will end at the Tower, where
the new Inn will bo seen by the Chi
ca-o gentlemen for the first time.
The Winona and Verne Swain ware
Ravenna came down with 16
string cf logs .
Tho Pilot and Rath came down and
the Rath, Brookman, Weyerhauser
ana 1'iiot passea up.
The stage of water at 6 a. m. was
2:10. at noon it was 2:15; the tempera
tare st nocn was 56.
In the next 21 hours the river will
change but little from Red Wing to
La Crosre, and rise slightly from
norm nieuregor to kock island.
medicinal agencies are combined in
Dr. Boll's i'lne-Tar-IIoney. It ad.
vanccs a new theory tn the treat
ment ot cnugns, colds, and lung
anu nroncmat troubles. It gives Im
mediate relief to consumptives.
I was troubled with that dread
ful disease ca'.lcd dropsy; swollen
irom bead to foot. Burdock Blood
littiers has completely cured me. It
is a mont wonierf ol medicine." Jo
eeph Hrlck. Linwond, Ont. For
sale by Marshall Usher.
Our Shoes Eclipse All Others,
In manufacture, in leather,
in ebape, in fit. in price,
our shoes are unequaled.
We are not in the shoe busi
ness for a few years, we are
in it for life. We mast sell
the best to keep yonr trade.
We do sell the best, and if
yon patronize as for the first
time, we will keep your
trade. Ladies' hand welt lace
shoes, kid top, width from A
down, at 2. Rochester shoes
13.50. $3. 13.50 and 3.85.
width AAA to K size in all
widths as large as 8.
K? IU M
if tou would rvee p in Touch With
the Latest Ideas in
Be Sore to Impact Oar
NEVER HAVE WE SHOWN A MORE
COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF PAT- b
TERNS AND COLORINGS. IN ALL S
lA.J. Smith Son.i
a 12S. 125 West Third Street.
4 Style of Your Clothes?
9 Have you ever worn ready -
Q you completely r No. thea yon
Stein-Bloch are wholesale
Their label In clothinz stamps It as the bit that it ia w...t.
' ble to prod ace.
Custom tailors of the hlrbest class are their onlw
f for quality. Steln-Bloeh moderate prices make ft possible lor
! men of modest means to cress
We are the sole agents here. Money back If job want it.
1804 Second Avenue.
On Men's High Grade Shoes. Ia order to raake room for oar immense
stock of Fall and Winter Shoes, which has now arrived, we have asade
special cot la prices on several lots of men's high-grade shoes as follows:
V'e guarantee these goods to be strictly first class, and caa positively
ay that no each bargains have ever bee a offered befert la this e ty.
CENTRAL SHOE STOftR,
"! OB tb -H aafMt. tt HNur a 'id U Wmw rffle anrMraa-Maak an
anoiieleaa. Hactfiamelr nd!!; Ue awwl ta oar biirbeat auaiitv aaMkeieaa atcel fur larger
parw. tool for amaUr part. Welht.ml t pounda.
turnew lint-pave eataloirua taso ncjeUi.m Snot inr-wmatioa rasrarCIn r'flaa aa4 then?
M.tBMDt:aa.uuiutkwaaeiupTepMatiua.s-ii'iB peam, iuaa. m. Malieaoe raaalia
iv ernta la ataapa.
THEnAnT.TfT HUE Aims COHew JUm. Ooaiu
the Fit and
made clothes which have eatlafied
never bare worn clothes bearing
la the top-notch of fashion.
o Priea. ?
I lot ef Franca Cslf Pat l rtofCmrolaa Oorttoraa
eat lealliar, friTirlalHia. anS ftnrr.
I In r.f Calf Patefit'l lot f hlrt.aat f-.a
ltlirrtH-naa- it:alf .a mm.. rarMi.r
Mmri-w l-mwrtatft p,a Sn, aai rn
rlc$.,(viairoae1a. WUBrlaa aaa 'J
A not bar lot ef Patent:! lot ef rine Calf eh-va.
leather aha that erreltaaa-a1 jwatuarttr
tMMta at aal fin 40 "la 4 hn
llo . VU yriea s- a O UU
Another lot of Ct'f Rklo ktoM. tbS beat CO C
atine la the narkat. aaia pnea
1712 StCOHD ATXKUK.