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THE ARGUB, BATORDAF, DECEMBER 18 1897.
la buying groceries, or anything else (or, that matter,
is what contributes most largely to the successful man
agement of the home. It's financial foresight that makes
it possible to cut the prices to the quick at Shields', and
its the same idea that makes hundreds of Rock Island's
families watch with interests the opportunities presented
by this store, which has maintained the front rank in low
prices. The bargains are there. If you don't profit by
them its your own fault. Read below:
Fancy Dttrj Batur bj tfc roll
or tr lie
Cm Cora, pr eaa S
It bri Craad Leader Soap Me
nrt NVy Be (tot tud-
1-poaad iu Bakiag Fowdar....
Small PicaUe. par gelloa SSe
Waablag Powder, par package.. Sc
Uaf Lard la 60-pound Uaa 2.ll
Baal Ktotaa Patent Four sack.. 1 1.31
8hlIds Bt, best P oor msd.
paff lack '. 1.39
By Ileal 31
Bja Floor SSa
Boat Para New fork Bacawkeet.
par 19-pour 1 iui tie
f-pouad Pint tiling powder par
Baal Mi tad Nuts, par poued.... IOj
Self-ehiaiag Stove Pulls, par
Taaal Foam, per package Se
ALWAYS THE LOWEST.
f olid Silver Tea Spoons of the Gorham make, the
world's standard of excellence, $3.50, $3 75 and $4.50
1703 Second Avenie.
TOST STOVE PUtt WMSq1 I
"Jewel Steel Baagss I4 and ap
Hate ea tt eatlfel Jewel'
Baa at f No iqaai ia tke city
I me at abanlataly warranted. Hal
a life tim' etpvrWae wtl sales fvr
S.SOO.000 ee speaks far It:. tr
mttit te tk beet nt tk taoat reaacanb!
ws rT mt mir.ur os
Allen. Mvers & Company
Opposite Uorpcr ilou. mi 039 1U
1-pound eaa Salmon, per eaa . . . to
1-pouad Cora 8Urck to
S-poaad Cm Baked Baaat par
Freaea Bed Kidney B an s. So two
Home Mad Mlac II rat. par lb lOe
Dried Peaebee, par pound So, 80,
New Dried Apricot lOo
New Praaee 6c, 7a, to. He
New Evaporated Baapberriea,
NewQUoa, per pound 17Jo
New Baiaiaa, per poacd..?c, to. He
S-Crowa Seeded Raisins, par
SalUaa Radius, par pound lOo
Cleaned Curraata, sew to
4 Packages alias Meat S&e
Sweet Cider, per gallon lte
Good Smoking Tobacco per
Battle At Tobacco, per pound.. . S2o
lpnnad Ham, Sager Cared.... te
Sagar Cared Bacoa enda at 7o
2G00 Fifth Ave,
Salve Boxes, Man
icure Pieces and
all things pertaining to
the Toilet needs at low
Jewel' Ba Burst rf, finett la the
ciij lor tk Boary, f JJ.'O anJ np.
JweP aoft col Bit Barn ra. jro
aonared ty ! tt only perfect toft
eoal stove al 121.60 and op.
"Jtwtl Oak tl'atcrs. cast er iheet
bodies, frca C to atd ap.
STILL Oil THE DRI,
Conspiracy Case Trial May
Consume a1 1 of Next
11111 ULLT 01 THE STAID.
T I ia at caartaa B mtfi TMttaBtaoaio'.
a4 Oiami Tt naw ta Chaag
) OtlckMl era T, ClUmlaf Tbtl
II Waa liaarriet Owtiintn BU Prt
The trial of the atorm drain con
spiracy ease will in all probability
not be concluded before tbe greater
part of nnotber week wi.l hare
pelted. Judge Oest adjourned the
circuit eonrt at o o clock yeiterday
aiiernoon nntii 9 p. tn. Monday, bar
inc lom UDfiaithedbailnenatCam
bridge whinh he decided to dirpue
of today. Tbe atorm drain trial, in
point of publio intereat, promises to
go down ia history as one of the
most famous in recent years in the
Rock I.land county circuit court.
The court room has been filled at all
aesiions, and ladies hare been oo
John Looney, whose evidence
waa largely girea last night,
waa on the ttind for several
hours yesterday afternoon to testify
ia his owa behalf. He said that his
only interest in the etorm drain waa
aa legal adviser, and denied the state
mentatothe contrary attributed, to
him by Aids. Kennedy and Johnson,
lie admitted disoossing the jib with
these gentlemen, however, ile vi.
ited the drain a number of times
during the course if its construe
tion. bat only aa attorney for Schnell.
Aa attempt was mve in tbe cross
examination by S:ate' Attorney
Dearie 10 question tne wiius wiln
reference to a recent master in chan.
eery eae in which it was a'lezed it
developed he had a greater famil
iarity with tbe financial aide of the
atorm drain than he testified to, but
Judge Gest would not countenanoe
vak K.Uta VmU.
Frank Kellv, junior member of the
law firm of Looney & Kelly, who are
Dots defendants in the eee. went on
tbe stand after bit partner. Kellv
corroborated Looney'a atatementa
concerning tn drawing up and a'gn
ing of the contract, etc. His ezami
nation bora particularly on tbe
alleged attempt tJ indues Cnarl a
Brown to cbange the atitrment he
oriirioally made to the cltv council
Li aaid the first knowledge he bad
of Brown's desire to make a new
statement was when Cux aid Labi IT
o notified him. Brawn aaid what
ho told the council waa not cor
rect. Kelly claimed he , did not
loaa the law book need bv
Cox and Lahiff to convince Brown 1't
the legality of changing bis state
ment. The eight after Christmas.
be eaid. he stepped tnto McMehoiTa
saloon, and there met Lahiff, Cox and
Brown. They bad a little chat, and
among other tbinga a retraction on
the part of Brown was discusaod
He left and went to his cflioe, where
the three men joined him a short
time afterward. Kelly eaid he there
prepared a statement according to
The examination of Kelly waa not
concluded when the hour for ad
IT IS HLLLO HARD WORK.
A.la t the Ttl-pfcasa O'.t.H DatlM te
The annual count of telephone
calls of the Bock Island exchnnce
lor a certain period haa been mad
A record was made of three days
tnia wees, uec. is, it and 10. Lur
ing that time the total number of
calla waa 22.940 for the 423 local
subscribers, or an average of 18 7-10
calla per subscriber per day. This
mtkes the average number of calla
answered by each operator dailv
1.599. Thia applies only to the four
regular day operators, and the show
ing does not include the work of tbe
chief, relief or night operators.
From this an idea may be formed of
tbe extent of the labors that devolve
uf on the telephone girla.
V h r atara I Tnfcoac. .
Home Tribunal No. 1. of the Fra
ternal Tribunes, held another inter
eating nteetiog lat evening-,
number of ladies and gentlemen be.
nr Initialed, while a violin nolo bv
J. P. Hubbell with piano accompani
ment oy airs. uuDDeu, proved a very
e jot able feature of the evening
The Tribune are arranging for a
nail at Armory ball Jan. 14, which
It ia planned to make a very pleas
ant an air.
the best cough aad cold remedy ever
discovered is Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar
Honey. It is plessant to take and
perfectly barmlesa. One dose at bed
time slops the cough ail night. It is
guaranteed to cure croup and whoop
ing cougn. zo cent at .all drug
Tarn a a laaa at S-aale
Who are Injured by the u of rof.
fc. Becently there haa bi-en placed
n all tbe grocery etoree a new prep
ration called Grain-O, mad of pure
rralne, that take the place of cofle.
Th moat delicate stomach receives
it without distress, and but few can
tell it from coffee. It doe not cost
aver one-quarter as much. Children
ay drink it with great benefit. IS
cents and 2i cents per eackage. Try
4. Ask for Grain-O.
Caaearat sumtue. liver, kidneys
aad bowvia Never aioka. weaken
it gripe; 10 oeaU.
NEWS OF THE RAILWAYS.
Batoh Baavalaae Atwaw Aboat tka
All the roads have pot their snow
fighters in aervlce.
The Order of Hallway Trainmen
boHs a ball at Armory hall Christ
Bil y" Tilton. the genial Milwau
kee conductor, haa returned from his
hunting tr'p, and is again back on
Tbe Bock Island haa optiona on
several piecea tt property in Iowa
City. A new passenger depot is be
Trainmaster H. E Carrell, of the
Milwaukee, has issued an order ask
ing conductors to keep their cabooses
free from advertMrg - matter and
There was a record-breaking rnn
on the Burlington the other 'day. A
tea train of 10 cars covered the ter
ritory from Ottumwa to Galesburg,
a distance of 119 miles, in 2 hours
and 35 minutes.
Louis L. Beeves, who waa recently
In j are while awitchlng for the
Kock Island A Peoria, has fully re
covered, and has returned to tbe posi
tion he formerly held in Spencer's
bicycle repair shop.
island city lodire wo. 11, Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, has
elected the following . offioers:
Charles E Sexton, president; VV. YV.
S'reet, pastmaster; E. J. MoGinley,
secretary; A. F. Greaser, financier;
Harry bauaders, journal agent; Dr.
Joseph De Sllva. pbTsioian.
ibe tinrlington omcebae furnished
the grooms in four weddings which
have oonurred tills weok. This is an
unprecedented reeord, and has at
tracted the attention of the mar
riageable in the other local railroad
offices, who are talking of forming
a combine glnst the vi and all
agree to wed the same week and
thereby outdo that office.
John Higgins, the C, M. & St. P.
conductor, running from Davenport
to uaqujLeta, ta ahead la the con
ductora' contest which has been in.
augurated bv the Chicago Dispatch
ine contet is a regulation coupon
race, with three watches aa prizea for
in three conductors who have tbe
most coupons to their credit, clipped
out oi the Liupatch.
C inductor "Coaxie" Carrigan, of
the Milwaukee, ia not a believer in
the nse of firearms. He says that a
man in hia position haa all aorta of
people to deal with, and on many oo
casions Is obliged to S'-and insults
from not only hot-headed passepgers,
but from tramps, who attempt to
teal rides. He say a a conductor is
orten inetined in pulling a "con
viooer," but he believes it is rarely
ntcessarr. carried a gun in my
box for fix years," saj a Corrigan,
"and never ued it one. Finally
one day I picked it up and found it
had rusted. So I made a present of
it to one of the crew. They're a
oaa thing 10 nave on a man, and
often get him into serious trouble "
The Milwaukee Sentinal epeaks of
E. II. Buck, of this city, as tbe oldest
railway mail clerk ia the service in
Wisconsin and Illinois, and eaya cf
aim: lie is a clerk, class 3, in an
apartment car route betweenMiltrau
kee and Kock Island, on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. Few
people realiC9 the number of miles
which railway mail clerks travel
every year and the amount of the
Ubor done in the mail cara. Some
figures given by Mr. Buck, to tbe
Milwaukee Sentinel, are interesting.
uere they are lor his 24 years of serv'
ice: Miles traveled, 803.781; times
exchanged mails at station. 130.240
pouches hand ed. 460.220; letter
packages handled not rtquir
ing distribution, 653.200; letter
packages requiring distribution.
619 640; letter package made
up for dispatch. 469,400; let
tera and card handled in distri
bution, 24.785.600; sacks of papers
handled in distribution, 246.140;
sacks made up for dispatch. 225 ,960;
sacxa or pacers bandied in distribu
lion, 29,437.800; total, 57,916,144
total number of errora charged, 1,.
zto. a zza oi l per cent Ul the ex
aminations required by the civil ser
vice rule to fix the merit atandard of
each clerk to be in line for promo
tion, Mr. Buck passed 10 examina
tions, aggregate nnmber of post
offices, 10.177, 99 per cent and over
correct; eight examinations, segre
gate number of poeteffices, 11,092. 98
per cent and over correct; tbree ex
aminations, segregate number of
postoffices, 5,186, 97 per cent and
over correct; one examination, eg
grtgate number of postoflices, 664."
95 per cent and over correct; knowl.
edge of junction points and dispatch
ing connections. 99 and loO per cent;
answer tn questions pertaining te
service. 99 per cent."
Spaetal r-r Cbrtata a.
Fresh roll butter and eggs.
Minnesota patent flour 1.59
Corn meal 7jc
Choice Rio coffee, per pound ... luo
Raisios, 5o. 8c, lOo and 12o
Prunes, 5c, 7c, 10c and..'. 12 jc
Corn starch, 1 pound.. oc
Gloss starch, 1 pound 6c
Navy beana, C quarts... 25c
Lima beans, ptr pound... fic
California canned apricots 10c
Greengage ploms., 10o
Scrnbine. per package : So
Waahing powder, per package. . 3c
Red kidney beans, per can 7Jc
Can pumpkin, per can 7Jc
1-pound can baking powder 8c
Maple rock syrup, quart bottles 25c
Toilet soap, 3 bars 6c
Great Bock Island soap, 11 bars 25c
New fork buck weat 25c
Ho&tok s Cash Grockbt.
32 Twentieth Street.
Citizens Complain Against Sal
vation Meeting Dis
MATOi AID COmTTEE IXQUI11E.
8KeaUaaTaS Saw BaTMka BLaVfd
la a Hala-aborkae Bt?a JUaaoM rra
the BoaUtaae BacUoa- BaTB. O. O. He-
Call, aa Ira W. AUaa aa
JrooBBasAppsar la BthaIIrthaSolaleav
An inquiry into the alleged nui
sance occasioned by the Salvation
Army meeiinga in the barracka at
1610 second avenue was conducted
by Mayor Medill and the health and
police committee at the city council
chamber laat evening. After hear
ing tbe complaints of bnsinese men
located - in the vioinity of tho bar
racka and those who were present to
defend the Salvationists, tho com
mittee decided that the army could
not be termed other than a private
nuisance, and a report to this effect
will be made to the council at its
next meeting. In tbe meantime the
Salvationists may look np another
location to move to.
The army's barracks are now in
the third floor of the Beugston build
ing. C J- Long. M M. Briggs,
and J. W. Qaillan, the for
mer having a store and the latter
two offices in the block, told the
committee that the conduct of the
people attracted by the meetings was
very annoying to them, and Mr.
Qaillan felt that he could not atand
It much longer, and would have to
move. "It'a not tbe Salvation
Army." said Mr. Briggs. "we haven't
a word aeainst them; it's the people
they attract. We don't think a bus
iness block is a proper piace ror a
church, and we do think they ought
to get a place where they won't an
noy their neighbors."
Ensign Groomes, in charge of ttiS
local army, said be had been in Rock
Island aince Nov. 1. Hia rule waa
alwaya to maintain good order, and
he felt he had succeeded, in doing
this. City Attorney Mirshall said
there was no doubt of the horn blow
ing and drum beating being annoy
ing to other people in the block, and
he felt that it would only be just for
the army to seek other quarters.
Mayor Medill suggested first avenue
as a more suitable location for the
army. Aid. Wheelan coincided with
the msyor's views. lievs. C O. Ms
Cuiloch and Ira W. Allen spoke in
defense of the Salvationists, and
trusted the difficulty would be ad
justed wtti fairness to all concerned
The raellnc la Rock I.lind.
There exists in Bock Island no
feeling of prejudice against the Sal.
vaticn Army or its mode cf religious
worship and moans of reaching
the fallen. Unfortunately, how
ever, the barracks are situ
ated where they cause considera
ble annoyance in the, neighborhood,
the practices of the people attracted
by these meetings occasiqning mueh
more complaint than the racket which
is made. Rock Island people are
broadminded enough to respect all
people in their religious devotions,
and a sentiment contrary to such a
disposition has never survived hero.
But the spirit of respect for the
rights of others should be manifest
on both sides of tho question. The
Salvation Army ought not to desire
to become a nuisance in a commun
ity or a neighborhood, and where
complaints are made it is proper
that some means be sought to ob
viate the diffloulty. The Salvation
Army may not be a public nuisance
and yet may be a private one, and
where the interests of others suffer
through it, it should assist in provid.
in tho remedy.
The Army has done much good
work in Rock Island, and it is hoped
it will remain in a position to con
tinue to do so.
Is the forerunner to consumption.
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey will cure
it, and give such strength to the
lungs that a cuugh or a cold will not
settlo there. 25 cents at all good
U,Il1 tihrlatniaa Uirte.
A pretty fur article, collarette,
bea, muff acd cape, at Richter's, 219
West Second street. Davenport.
A Perfect Fit.
Fit is first Considera
tion when you are buy- .
ing footwear. Style is
next We combine fit
and style to durability
and reasonable prices
THEARMY MAY MOV
A Well Selected Pie;e of
We have a most complete assortment of novel
and useful pieces. See our line, it will repay you. .
liLDss TisLiL Di
Music Cabinets, Parlor Tables, Cabinets.
Shaving Stands, Rattan Goods, Couches, Parlor
Suits, Odd Pieces, Rockers and ' Chairs.
See Our Line. Get Our Prices!
U.J. Smiths Son:
123. 125 West Third Street
Gifts for Men
Umbrellas and Canes ' '
Gloves and Hosiery,
Mufflers and Handkerchief s.
Suspenders and Shirts,
. Hats and Caps,
Jewelry Cuffs and Collars,
Men's Suits and Overcoats,
Bys' Suits and Overcoats,
An endless variety of good clothing
and you know the price is
i304 Second Avenne.
f EXTRAL SHOE STORM,
In great variety. Please give us a calL Bridge Cara will
take you in frcnt of oar alor. -
Third and Harrisoi Streets - - Davraport
BUY FOR A
Of what a nice Christmas present
a pair of Shoes or Slippers would
make? Lots of people need
Shoes and Slippers at this time
of the year, and a gift of thia
kind Will be thoroughly appre
ciated. We have a fine selection
of Holiday Slippers ia stock, all
styles and colors and at prices
that are lower than ever. Come
in and look them over. We are
always pleated to show goods.
ITU 81COND ATirfUI.