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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1898.
But don't think too long. Shields found long
ago that hanging on to old time methods was
no way to obtain new business. It was the
dropping of old customers and the substitut
ing of new ones that put this store In the
front rank of retail grocers. There are
DOZENS OF REASONS
Why you cannot miss It by trading where
cash Is the great driving wheel that keeps
prices ground down to a live and let Jive
Shields for Groceries. Shields for Low Prices.
Shields for Satisfaction.
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Air Living in
H. F. CORDES,
...All Sizes and Styles
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SEWS) 1TE
2600 Fifth Ave
is both healthful and en
joyable when your piazza
and lawn is fitted with
easy rockers, settees and
lawn chairs. We have a
fine stock of piazza rock-
pr nnrl ntarra anil liwn
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iurniiure or ai k nns.
mat is nanusome ana low
Holding from 25 to 250
founds of Ice
and up. We pay the
freight on out of town
Is.a a a a I
EWS FOR AWHILE.
Direct Communication With Com
pany A Likely to be
SO CABLE STATION HEAB TEEM.
Expected That They Will Be In Porto
Kico Sunday, After Which Word U
Looked For of the Expedition Only at
Certain Intervals Gratitude of the Reg
iment to Mr. loiter.
After the last of the letters written
near Santiago to relatives and friends
at home has been received, it is ex
jiected that little will ! heard defi
nitely of Company A for a tune. In
fact the department at Washington
does not expect direct intelligence of
Gen. Miles1 expedition enroute from
Cuba to 1'orto Kico for some days
hence, and only at certain intervals
after it arrives. From the best of cal
culations, the expedition should find a
landing on Porto Kican soil and raise
the stars and stripes some time to
morrow. The bovs in blue iiiut fight
and vanquish the enemy before they
are again heard from. The advancing
army, of which Company A is a part.
is Deiieved to have passed tape llav-
tien. on the north coast of Hayti, a
little more than one hundred miles
from the Mole. Cape llaytien is the
last cable station on the way to Porto
Kico and is 450 miles from San Juan.
A Washington dispatch says "it is
feared Gen. Miles during the opera
tions against Porto Rico will have to
send messages to Cape Havtien, ami it
is exiHicteu there will henceforth be
long periods during which the move
ments of the American army will be
Forces In the Expedition.
There are under Gen. Miles' imme
diate command 4,415 men. These in
clude the 6th Illinois, 6th Massachu
setts, HO men of the signal corps, 7th
hospital corps, Lomac's batterv B.
oth artillery, four light batterie's of
the dil and 4th artillery and 275 recruits
for the 5th corps. "The four light
batteries with Gen. Miles, referred to
in his dispatch, are C and F of the 3d
artillery and B and F of the 4th. The
6th Massachusetts and the' 6th Illi
nois regiments are a portion of (Ten.
Garretson's brigade. The 8th Ohio
regiment, also belonging to (ion. Gar
retson's brigade, was landed in Cuba,
and in accordance with the decision
of the department not to send to
Porto Kico any of the troops
which took part in the operations con
nected with the Santiago campaign,
that organization was left behind.
The Yale and Columbia, which con
veyed (Jen. Miles' troops from Charles
ton, are with the transports, and
anions' the convoys is the Ix-vden. on
which is Seaman Sam Bowlbv. of this
city, who may thus be given a chance
for shore leave and an opportunity to
meet his townslxtys in the infantry.
A I'AKTIMi WUKU OK THANKS.
Col. Foster Expremea Gratitude for the
Letter Water Wagon.
Before " leaving Camp Alger Col.
Foster, of the 6th Illinois regiment,
paid a tribute of gratitude
to L. Z. Loiter for his generos
ity in providing the regiment with an
improved water wagon such as the
regiments of no other state in the
camp had the benelit of. When the
camp was first established it was evi
dent to Mr. Leiter that the Illinois
novs were to tind dilhcmtv m getting
an adequate supply of pure water.
and he had a large wagon with eiht
barrels having sanitary spigots built
iorinem. jne drinking water was
hauled from springs some distance off.
A review of the hospital wagons at
breaking camp showed that Illinois
had only three sick men, while Mas
sachusetts had 40 and Ohio 34. and
the regimental surgeons laid the
credit to better drinking water. Col.
Foster's last words on leaving the
encampment field to an Illinois man
were: ' Please thank Mr. Leiter for
myself and my men he has made life
exsier for lis. and the wagon and outfit
will go with us wherever the fot tunes
of war take us." The wagon, pump,
barrels ami all were carefully packed
up and installed among the regiment
al plunder as part of the command's
most precious luggage.
Sergt. Ilorton III.
The Rock Island friends of Sergt
J. L. Ilorton, Company C, 50th Iowa.
will 1 sorry to learn that he is seri
ously ill at Davenport, and is now at
St. Luke's hospital. Symptoms of
appendicitis have developed. Neither
he nor Sergt. Burineister, who is con
fined to his home in Davenport by ill.
ness. will accompany their fellow re
rrttiting officers of the 50th, who
leave tomorrow n'ujht for Jackson
Will Kulp, private of Company B.
Davenport, is quite ill at Camp Cuba
Libre ami has been transferred to the
hospital. Capt. Dalzell has notified
the young man s father. Dr. J. II
Kulp, and the latter left yesterday for
Bncklen's Arnica Sal re.
The best salve in the world for cuts
bruises,, sores, nleers. salt rheum.
fever sores, tetter, chapped bands,
chilblains, corns and all skin erup
tions, and positively cures piles or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction or money re
funded. Price 25 cents per box. For
sale by Hartz & Ullemeyer.
Covenant Policy Holders.
Policy holders in the Covenant Mu
tual Life of Gales liuri- will henr uinw.
I thing to their advantage by writing
to iiarry u. rarr, Harjer bouse, Kock
SUNDAY WORK TO CEASE.
Maj. Blunt Finds Ho Can Reduce the
Days of Labor at the Arsenal.
Maj. Stanhope . Blunt, command
ant at Kock Island arsenal, has by
crowding his forces to the utmost
and making nse of every moment,
reached the point now in providing
tne supplies ordered ot mm where he
can dispense with Sunday work in
most of the shops,- and this
he has determined to cheerfully do
commencing tomorrow, in tne past
two weeks the arsenal has manufac
tured from 50,000 to 85,000 of the
various articles that go into 'the
army equipments under the rush
orders, and under the present issue
of the department the shop work may
be confined to six days a week. ' Mai.
Blunt savs, too, that he now has all
the men he can possibly use, unless
fresh emergencies arise, in all depart
ments except harness making, lie is
still in need of good harness men.
ROBBED A FARMER BOY.
Two Flyuns and Peterson and Codiff Bound
Earle Gierhart, an unsophisticated
youth from Geneseo, enroute for Lu-
verne, Minn., to work on a farm, tar
ried in Kock Island vesterdav while
wait ill" for a train. lie found i-.imrn
nial ami entertaining company in The
Flynn gang. They showed "him the
sights, demonstrated to hi in that he
had a few things to learn aliout poker,
and when the shades of evening legan
to fall lured him to a room on the
second iloor of the American house.
where they robbed him of all the
monev he had left i 4.4o.
This is the substance of the storv
which Gierhart related to Magistrate
Stafford today, when James and Willie
Flynn. Ed Peterson and Bennio Cnndiff
were brought into the police court to
answer charges of robbery.
State's Attorney Searle prosecuted.
Gierhart says the lads treated him
well enough "when he first met them
and he bought them several drinks.
He played '-penny ante" with the
bovs, too, the game lieing waged in an
alley north of Secoud avenue, and
they fleeced hiin out of 75 cents
in short order. He ditl not see
that he was getting any lienelit or eu-
joyment out of this and quit. His
menus proposed a trip to the Ameri
can house. He was agreeable. When I
they reached the room the door was
closed. Gierhart asked what they in
tended doing with him. He 'Was in
formed that they proposed to separate
him from his" coin. He objected,
whereupon Willie Flinn drew a razor,
and James Flynn and CnndilT beer
bottles, and Peterson guarded the
door, and they told him he would be a
candidate for the undertaker if he did
not dig down. He olieved. Pe
terson and Cundiff returned" the por
tion they got 70 cents.
Gierhart said he proceeded to the
police station and told his exericnce.
A few hours later the lads w.cre ar
rested by Officers Lohse, Kramer and
The four hoys were held to the grand
jury in $300 each. They went to jail.
Frank Schaefcr, proprietor of the Club
saloon on Kightcectith street, where
James Flynn said he Itought a Imttle
of whisky, was arrested for selling
liquors to minors, and his hearing
continued until Monday. "
Bennie Cundiff had fairly gotten cut
of one scrae until he was into anoth
er. Yesterday he was arrested for
the theft of a ring from Woltmann's
jewelry store, but was released on re
storing the property to its owner and
after promising to behave in the fu
ture. Bennie savs he is 14, Willie
Flynn is16, Jain3 Flynn 1, and Pe
terson 17. They are "a tough gang
and have leen a source of constant
annoyance to the olice.
The case against W. A. Corcoran
for resisting an officer came up for
hearing in Justice Serhoeder's court
this morning. The defendant asked
and was granted a change of venue to
Magistrate Stafford. The latter con
tinued the trial until 2 p. m. Monday
on request of Mr. Corcoran.
CANNON IN THE SQUARE.
Two (ioni Heli g Placed in Front of the
Two 5-iiich steel cannon are being
placed in front of the soldiers' monu
ment in court house square bv John
Buford post No. 2 13.G. A. U. They will
face east and rest on stone foundat ions,
which are lieing built by Iglehart
&Co. , 3
The guns were presented to the
post by (Jen. D. W. Flagler, chief of
ordnance, U. S. A., former comiiian
ant at Rock Island arsenal.
Federation of Labor, Attention.
Tuesday evening, July 26. occurs
the regular meeting at Industrial
Home. Mcuiliers who have been un
able to get their ' card" can do so by
calling on the secretary Sunday be
tween 10 o'clock' a. m. and 1 o'clock
p. m. at Thirteenth street.
W. H. Cline, Secretary.
St. Joseph's ISenevoIent society has
arranged for a grand excursion bv
special train to Burlington and return
Sunday. July 24. Only $1.75 for the
round trip. Train leaves Twentieth
street dejiot. Kn-k Island, 6 a. in.;
C. K. I. & P. depot. Fifth and Perry
streets. Davenport, 6:30 a. m. Return
ing Sunday evening. Call at C, K. I.
& P. ticket office for tickets.
i . .Miuai. luincji iu ne personal
property belonging to the Silvis coal
mine, near Cariion Cliff, consisting of
:i . .. o
;uorses, cars. iracKS. tools, et. on the
piemises July 25. 19. at'10 o'clock
a. m. Also 14-vears' leas of said
nine- " R. S. Silvis. .
Administrator of the Estate of T. S.
Fred Ecksten Meets With a Thril
ling Experience Near
IS RUN INTO BY A TRAIN.
Dragged Along the Track Sixty Vards
While His Hones Are Killed and His
Wagon K manned by the R. I. A P.
East Bound Local Freight Train This
Fred Ecksten, a farmer living on
the Crockett farm in Coal Valley town
ship, had a thrilling experience at
Crockett's crossing, on the R. I. & P.,
near Coal Valley, this morning. East
bound local freight No. 8 on
the Rock Island & Peoria railroad
crashed into Eckstcn's team as it was
crossing the tracks, smashing his
wagon to pieces, killing both horses
and dragging Mr. Ecksten 60 vards
along the track. Through a marvel
ous circumstance Mr. Ecksten was
not killed, but he was badly bruised,
aud the effect of the shock may vet
prove serious. t
The Train Crew.
The train was in charge of Conduc
tor Ferguson and was pulled by en
gine 33, Engineer Sadler at the "throt
tle. PERSONAL POINTS.
B. D. Connelly is in Chicago.
Mrs. H. Dusinlwrre left today for
Mrs. Hannah M. Biddison is visit
ing at Atlantic, Neb.
The Misses Mary and Anna Le are
visiting friends in'joslin.
Misse s Olga and Lillie Junge are
attending the Omaha exposition.
jtrs. . yj. stireei, oi tjnieago, is
visiting her father. Phil Miller, and
other relrtives and friends.
Master Clark Dresser has. returned
to his home at Geneseo after a visit
with his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs.
J. O. Freed.
Miss Annie Segnr, chief operator at
the Aloline telephone exchange, left
this morning for Wyoming, 111., to
spend her vacation.
The Misses Margaret and Lilliau
Campbell, of Danville, are visiting
with their uncle and aunt, Mr. aud
Mrs. A. C. llotchkiss.
Fred Strupp resigned his position at
the crown restaurant and reft today
for a short visit with relatives in
Indiana, and from there he goes to
New York City, where he says he has
signed with the Weber & Field luin
Miss Josqdiine Williams, of Iowa
fc'itv, for six years a teacher in the
Rjk'k Island High school, aud now in
tyi lies MoiiHs school corps, arrived
iMs atiernoou lor a visit among old
frilnds. She is a guest at the home
of)r. ami Mrs. W. T. Magill.
; t Weddings.
Two marriages were solemnized by
Justice David luwes at his ollice yes.
terdav. The couple were Thomas II.
Sherman and Miss Ann A. McTage, of
naveniwrt. and t rank It. Glover and
Miss. Peiuclia E. Swords, of Eddyville,
Arthur E. Butt, of Joliet. and Miss
Luella Bartley. of Kock Island, were
married at Cambridge, Rev. J. T.
MaJ com officiating.
According to the latet statistics ti
women iu Sweden' outnumber the men
Munyon's Headache and
is the only remedy on the market
that will cure every form of Headache
in 3 to 10 minutes, correct indigo
tion. stimulate the nerves and build
up the system. It should lc in every
home and every traveler s gripsack
At all druggists. 25 cures. 25c.
is the expression invariably
used by the ladies who see
our swell line of Ladies'
Jewelled Watches. They
are not only cute, but they
are durable as well. That's
our main point. We com
bine DURABILITY WITH
throughout our stock. Not
only so with Indies'
Watches, but with our
Gents' Watches. There are
three points to rcmemtar
when purchasing a Watch
quality, style and price.
We can suit you in every
one of these points, as our
aim is "sell to please."
Have us repair your Watch.
We repair more Watches
and repair them better than
4n n Fasj flnncs ilm -
. w XVIIC . 1-5SJT UCICi
Rockers, Rockers, Rockers
At prices that cannot
be equaled elsewhere.
fOU can save money by visiting our store and see
1 the line while the sale is ou this week.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123. 125 Weit Third Street
And Be Comfortable.
It's the weather for Thin Duck. Linen, Al
paca Clothing and Summer Pants. Don't
swelter in a heavy suit, when for less than
a day's waj;es you can purchase just what
you want to keep you cool and make you
feci and look comfortable.
? Our Regular Prices.
Io close out
price for Men's,
Boys9 Shirt Waists
1804 Second Avenue.
W'c arc ottering
High and Low
feet. Shoes that
S07 TWKNTIETn STREET,
We close at 6.30 except
9m V -
A few notes regarding spring goods that can be fonnd by look
ing at this ad. Here are some prices we quote Spring novel
ties in suite the prices range from M, $20, 22, $22 and ap.
The price In the spring tronsers range trom ,W, $5.60. .
IS.60 and apward. Come la ud see our fine line.
Gus. Engl in, Siggr, 1803 S::::i An
a? W K g g g g g
gg ggggg g
all our Straw Hats. Half
Boys' and Children's.
Friend Waists, all
Rock Island, III.
rare bargains In
Shoes tor tender
always fit ... .
- DOLLY BROS.
Wtdnewiay and Saturday.
"Thinking is but an
ime waste ot lime
Unless it is practically applied.
If you are in need of Wall Paper
now is the time to bur at the
Adams Wall Paper Co. Great re
ductions in all lines for the opring
clearing sale. See the beautiful
paper at the lowest prices at the
ADAMS WALLPAPER CO
uo, S1Z, Sll TWENTIETH ST.
j Si 1 vis, Deceased.