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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JAXUARY 28, 1899.
THEATRE IS ASSURED
; HONOR FOR CAPT. PEIRCE.
BONDS ARE SEVERED.
In Temporary Command at Jefferson Bar
A. J. SMITH & SON'S
CLEARING SALE of
rack. SU fconU.
Capt. Y. S. Peirce, of Rock Island
arsenal, has been assigned to the tern
Tangible Plan to Provide a Modern
Five Mismated Couples Freed of
Matrimonial Ties by
porary command of Jefferson bar
Play House Under Con
sideration. racks. St. Louis, until March 81. by
which d&te it is expected a perma
nent appointment will have been
Hope of le M
Joy of the middle classes and a blessing to
the poor. Such have been the benefits of
the offerings at Shields Cash Grocery'' If
you get up early and follow the crowd of
those who save money every day, yon will
land at the store where prices always fly
close to the ground.
Read the List
10 poirds granulate! evgss fl.CO
-od smoking tobacco per pound 0c
'av chewing tobacco j-t r pound 33c
12 bars K'ik's sat Ine a ep 25c
Graham fl ur p r tack 0c
Wi-biDg powder, per package 02c
Kitten bais U. N. O. Soap 25c
Aluka Salmon, per can 9c
Mixed NuU p-r pcuni 11c
Four X CJTr, per package 10c
Kio Coffee, per lb 10 and 123e
Tbree Pound Can Kaspberrles 10c
Three Pound Can Blackberries 10c
Four Cans 1S4S8 Pack, Sweet Coin 25c
To Cans Pumpkins 15c
Two Cans Id Kidney Beans . . ISc
Three Pound Can Wax fctar.a 08c
P. as per Can, 5. 7, arid O'Jc
Complexion Soap, three liars in a liox. 0io
10c seek salt per sack 05c
Strictly Fresh Eggs, p rd zen l"c
Four packages mince mt at 25c
Fesh Bye Flour, per sack 32c
Fresh R3 e Meal per sack 2Sc
Dr. Price. Baking Powi!er, per lb ... . S9c
Scbepp's Shreded Coeoanut, er lb . . 17C
Baker's Chocol at.-, per lb 85c
Japan Tea, per lb 25a
New Navy Beans, six' quarts 25c
New Ded Vex s , sx quatts 25c
Cold Dut Wasting Powder, per
Saner Kraut, per gallon 15e
E ameJlne S 3 tor 15c
Iloliand heiring per keg 74c
Butter, pr pound 17J.C
Crn btarch per package C4c
Sige sauer pickles r-r galicn lSe
li gallon bottte ammonia 15c
5c sack bait per tack 03c
2GOO Finh Ave
THE BEST 9 99
Bicycles in Town.
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AM.17EIDINO MACniNF! The Wirr--Cvclc!!
N..IprDcriIlv knuan. Hidden only
ljr Ukj invrnuir. Will he hump acun-t iho
t-.Ic ? Of roiirx! he will. and it n ill ki.o. k pool
I.Irrrlc Mne Into hini. lie will realize that
IIIl: 1-UVl'k.U ilALULSt, TO lilDa la A
C. A. SPENCER'S,
202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
We are overstocked on some of the larger sizes of
Cook Stoves and Ranges, and wkile they last we
offer them at the following low prices. Remember
they are all JEWEL stoves, bran new and up to date
in every particular, and guaranteed strictly first class
bakers and cookers:
THIS MTATT3 A 250,000 INVESTMENT.
Aa r-dcrtaklo- Already Under Way
Whirl Brine Proposition to the Front
In a. Short Time Rock Island Can Do
What Other Cities Ilave Done In ThU
The new theatre, 60 long and
earnestly hoped for in Rock Island.
becoming daily more closely within
the range of the possibilities of the
very near future. Like all the under
takings that have within receut years
engaged tne attention of Bock Island
tbe new theatre is an enterprise-that
is bound to come. It is but neees
sarv 10 impress its needs to insure
the success of the endea-or in its be
half. Indeed there is already a more
ineut on foot which is likely to devel
op most any time which will bring
a tangible proposition to the fore
looking to tbe accomplishment of t hi
much desired end. What other cities
hare done Kock Island can do. Ave
Kock Island can do more. This city
has never gone after a thing that she
has failed to land. So it will be with
Nothing- nut I'irst-Class Will Do.
Nothing short of a modern ground
floor opera house is contemplated lv
those who have the plan in hand. The
location has ln-en picked out and the
ways and meaus lulJy provided for.
There will be those who may term
this a hot air story, so to speak, but
it is not. It is hotstulT, though, am
means just what is said anew up-tO'
date play bouse iu Rock Island before
another amusement season opeus. It
requires but a reasonable quantity of
energy and determination to insure
success. Kock Island has both. An in.
vestment of something like $50,000 is
TO INSPECT TOWER LIGHT.
Aldermen of the Seventh Ward to Give
Their Constituents an Excursion.
Messrs. A. F. Soderstrom and J. W
Lawjiead, the Seventh ward aldermen.
have arranged to give their constitu
ents an opportunity to inspect the
svslcm of tower ligluiug as aflord
by the experimental tower at the cor
lier of Sixth street anl Fifth avenue
in order that they may judge for
themselves whether thev want any
thing like it, and after thev have ex
pressed themselves, the aldermen
from the waid will govern their votes
in accordance with the wishes of the
people whom thev represent
Through the liberality of the Tri-City
llailwav company, ample street car
accommodations for all in the Seventh
ward who may wish to go down and
inspect the fower light system will be
placed nt The disposal of "the aldermen
iroru me ward. Cars will be iu wait
ing at the corner of Thirty-eighth
street and Seventh avenue and Fortv-
6ecoiid.trect and Seventh avenue at
7:30 AcIock Monday evening to trans
port those of the people of the ward
wno desire to go down and back.
I.ucky lie Lives In Slollne.
K. L. Kerns, of Moline, is out for
head physician of the Modern Wood
men and his many friends are urging
bis candidacy ami will present Ins
name at the head camp in Kansas City
iu June. Milton Journal.
inere is involved in this a grave
question on which the best of minds
uiay diller. ami that is as to whether
the doctor is to be congratulated
cr commisserated with, in view
of the origin. One fiing dots
not admit of doubt, ami it is that he
would not have received such a send
oft from such a source did he live in
Kock Island instead of Moliuc.
Kegul.tr No. 9 size co.k stove (with
No. or 9 lids) w ith oven I'OxiJ
inchc. weight 3."0 pounds, full
IIcg':!:ir No. 9 'zr Jewel steel range,
nine as ;i1kvc torpt without res
ervoir ( with six lids), weight 10
pounds, w ith oven iO.i'
inches, ut 011 v
Same stove with white enameled res-
Notice to Memlier of the A. O. I. W.
At a joint meeting of the commit
tees of the three A. U. U. W. lodges
of Uork Island held at their hall Jan.
-i, 1S9D. it was resolved that a joint
or union meeting ot the lodges, viz
Noble Jo. 1. I-land City No. 4 and
(icrmania No. 6, lie held at their hall
Mond.-tv eveuing, Jan. 30. at 7:110,
for the purpose of considering wavs
ami means for the reception and en
tertainment of the ollicers aud repre
sentatives 01 the grand lodge A. o.
U. W. of Illinois at their meeting to
be hel l in this city next May. It is
therefore earnesily requested by the
committee that each and every mem
ber of the order in tbe city attend this
meeting, as business conducive to the
good name and welfare of our city
will have to be considered.
I!y order of the committee.
John Kitssell, Secretary.
I f rip am fa .
We want help to make room for
spring stock; therefore, wc offer you:
Men's shoes, worth f I, f-5 and
These prices are for our best and heaviest goods, no
seconds. If you can use any of the above sizes, it is
money in your pocket to take advantage of these
prices whiie they last.
Kognlar No. 8 size Jewel steel range
vwiin uve nus; wnu okb isx''j Meu a shoes, worth a!
inches, full nickel trimmed and Men's shoes, worth fi'-wO, at.
with high closet and reservoir. iIe,l's shoes, worth at
T" " Men s shoes, worth fl.iO. at.
. . MM- Mns patent leathers, choice
j Come quick aud get your pick at
.liEDKUC ilNKlPKK S CKSTiaL IMIOE
weight 500 pounds,
Sto::u, 1712 Second avenue.
made for the post and it is not im
probable that Cant. Peirce may be
tendered tbe position. Lieut. Col
McGinnis, w ho wilt be remembered
as having been for nearly a vear i
command of Kock Island arsenal, and
was subsequently at Augusta. Me.
and finally at JelTerson barracks, was
recently transferred from the latter
post to the Philippines, where he is
assigned as chief of ordnance. There
being no officer available for the bar
racks, Mai. S. E. Blunt recommended
Capt. Peirce, and he goes twice
mouth to St. Louis to see that every
tiling is running properly, still re
taining his duties here.
THAT'S THE PROPER CAPER
Camp 309 Appoints Two Hostlers to Go to
Camp 309, M. W. A., did the prop
er thing last evening in the appoint
ment of two representatives to go to
Springfield during the state head
camp to assist Delegate W. C. Mauck
cr iu advancing the mutual interest
of lloek Island aud of the Woodme
order. This it is felt by the camp ca
only be done by manifesting a proper
spirit of appreciation of all that has
been done in the manner of bringing
the head office of the order to lloek
Island, and of the citizen of Rock Isl
and whose name is associated so fa
miliarily with Woodcraft every where
of not merely enjoying the inevita
bie with apparent mdinercaue to
it, in the unanimous endorse
ment of Mai. llawes for re
election as bead clerk, but t
show that Rock Island, regardless of
the effect on the aspirations of others
but without prejudice, is for th
major, (irst. Ist and all the time, and
is proud of it.
1 he camp named as its Springueid
hustlers L. i. Ilellpenstell uid O. 11
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
James McNainara, assistant head
clerk of the Woodmen, is sick at his
home on Third avenue.
Mrs. Adair Pleasants is entertaining
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution at her home on Second aveuue
II. C. llr.sted. manager of David
Beiaseo's -'The Heart of Maryland,'
which appears at Harper's theatr
Feb. 5, was in the city vesterday.
Among the inspecting and staff ofli
cers- appointed by Brig.-tien. Manches
ter, commanding the uniform rank
Kuights of Pythias, of Iowa, is Dr. K.
S. Bowman, of Davenport, and for
merly of Rock Island, as surgeon gen
oral, with the title of colonel, .
In the absence of the paslor. Rev
W. S. Marquis, who goes to preach
the sermon at the dedication of a new
Presbyterian church at Miliersburg
111., the pulpit of the Broadway Pres
bvterian church will be filled Sunday
morning and evpniug. by Rev. Rich
ara warns, v. v.. l.Li. u., lormeriy
superintendent of instruction in thi
The annual suliscription ball of the
Jolly Octavo Cinch club at the Ar
morv last night proved one of the
most successful affairs given bv thi
popular society of young folks. There
were 125 couples in attendance, all
entering into the spirit of the occasion
with the result that the hours sped
with unusual rapidity. liieuer s or
ehestra of nine pieces furnished the
Ralph, the 9-months-old son of Mr,
aud Mrs. Edward Elliott, 1328 Fifth
avenue, died at 9:30 this morning of
congestion of the bowels. The fun
eral occurs at 10 a. m. tomorrow from
Christian Heesh, residing on Fourth
street and fourth avenue, died last
night at 7 o'clock of pneumonia, after
week's illness. Mr. Heesh was born
in Cermany and was 2J years of age.
having been in this country but 11
months. He was employed in the
Plow works. His relatives reside iu
ermanv. The funeral will be held
Sunday morning from Knox's under
Y. 31. C. A. Entertainment Con me.
A small oversale of tickets for the
lecture course exists. It will there
fore be impossible for all holders of
season tickets to secure reserved seats
at the next reservation, although
here are nearly enough seats for all
ilh tbe second gallery included.
Any pitrons of the course who fail to
secure a seat may have their tickets
redeemed at face value until the ra
pacity of the l:ou is reached. 1 he
next reservation of seats will occur
Thursdavmorning, Feb. 9, at 9o"clock.
Allen , Myers & Company
Oprositc Harper House.
The real estate and personal taxes
arc now due and payable at the town
ship collector's of.ice on the lirst floor
of the court house.
Timothy O'Nkili Collector.
It's folly to suffer from that horri
ble plague of the night, itching piles.
Doan's Ointment cures quickly and
.... i permanently. At any drug store. 50
1S21 SECOiD AYE cent.. For sale by Marshall & Fisher.
Attention, Conrt of Honor.
The r ex t regular maeting of Rock
-land District Court of Honor, No
1. will le held in the Knights of Pv-
hias hall in Carse block next Mou
;iv evening. Jan. GO. A full attend-
iicu 13 requested, as this will be a
warming. Bv order of the
J. F. Cramer.
Card of Thank.
We desire to return our heartfelt
thanks to tbe friends, neighbors and
schoolmates who so kindly assisted
us during the death of our beloved son
M- asp Mks. K. J. Stenstkom
DESERTION, CRUELTY, EnTDELTTT.
Mary Gibson, of Port Byron, Awarded
SSOO Alimony Hearing of McDermott
ts. Schnell-Drost Demurrer rostponed
Another Week Trial of the Starkey
Damage Salt Against the City.
Five mismated couples were freed
of the bonds of matrimony by Judge
. II. liest in the circuit this morn
ing. Matilda Beekenbangh. of Rock Isl
and, said she was married to Charles
Beckenbiogh at Fremont, Neb., in
August, 1894, aud that in January of
the following year he deserted her.
Henry Van Paucke. of Moline,
stated that his wife, Virginia, to whom
he was wedded at Thielt, Belgium,
left him after getting possession of
the larger portion of $5,000 that he
had entrusted to her. She was 20
3-ears his senior, he said.
Minnie Evaus, of Rock Island,
charged her husband. Charles Chip
py'' Evans, with infidelity. Tht-y
were married in 1890, and had three
children. Mrs. Evans was given the
custody of these. Evans this after
noon secured a license to marry Miss
Mary Gibson, of Port Byron, testi
fied that Oliver P. (iibsoa had been
extremely cruel to her. They were
wedded in 1391. Mis. Gibson was
awarded the custody of her child, and
Gibson was ordered to pay her $500
Theresa White, of Moline, related
that her wedded bliss was but of one
month's duration, her husband, Irv
ing White, to whom she was marri d
in August, 1896, Laving left her and
gone west. She said she had
never heard from him.
The hearing of the demurrer of the
defense in the McDermott vs. Drost-
Schnel! case, set f ir today, was post
poned until next Saturday moruing.
Trial of the Starkey damage suit
was adjourned last evening until 2
p. m. Monday, when the defense will
Ix'gin the introduction of its evidence.
It is probable that the case will oc
cupy the attention of the court nl
OFF AGAIN-ON AGAIN.
Erroneous lCrport Concerning: P.Ir. Uarst
- and Legislative Appointments.
A story, originating with a reporter
at Springfield, has been coing the
rounds of the press in effect that Hon
E..W. Hurst. Rock Island's represen
tative in the legislature, had been sue
cceded as a member of the committee
on appropriations. Happily it proves
a ramiru. r.ir. unrst states mat ine
report was started bv an attempt
which eventually proved successful.
on the part of the Sangamon count v
people to have Dr. Vincent appointed
on tins important committee on
which, according to the original pro
gram, thev were denied membership.
While a berth was made.for the doc
tor, Mr. Hurst was not disturbed, the
party in control at the state capital
although he be of the optwsite polit
ical faith, recognizing in Mr. Hurst
too valuable a counsellor to make a
target of their prerogatives of office
Mr. Hurst also is a member of the
iudiciarv and other important com
mittees, a3 heretofore stated.
The Tri-City Labor congress is to
have a special meeting tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 at tbe Industrial
home to discuss the merits of street
Wc Are Not Overstocked
With stoves and ranges, but have
been careful in buying, ami conse.
quentiy are auic to sen as cheap as
:my of our competitors. Below are a
few of our prices:
Six-bole steel range .5.5U.
Full size No. 8, C-hole, high closet
ami reservoir, steel range, ?S.
Full size No. 8 cook stove, without
Full size No. S cook stove, with res-
ervior, fib. Mtmmkks & Co.,
322 Twentieth street.
Wc, the undersigned, do hereby
agree to relund the money on a 50
cent bottle of Greene's Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your
cough or cold. We also guarantee a
25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or
IlOltST VON KOECKBITZ.
Haru Coal. Coke aud Wood.
Indiana block for furnaces, cannel
for grates. Cable and Athens lump
and nut for stoves.
E. B. McKown.
The name California, derived from
h; two Spanish words caiiente fornaJ-
1. 1. e., "bot furnace," was giveu tr
Cortes in the year 1535 to the peninsula
now known as lower California, of
which he was the discoverer, cu account
of its hot ciimato.
SHORT LENGTHS OF CARPETS
The prices on these goods have been made with
the view of moving them quickly, so it will pay
you to see them.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123-125 West Third Street.
WE KNOCK OUT
ALL PROFITS IN
Men's suits $12.50, $11.50, $10.00. CCT Ol
reduced to k?""
Boys' knee pant suits, $.3.00 $4.85, $1.75, y f SZ
reduced to J. "tCJ
Boys' knee pant suits, $2.75, $2.G5, $2.50, ClCk
reduced to i.JJ
lennis flannel shirts, 50c and 37e,
, red uced to : J !
A few sizes left, 75c and $1, Mothers friend Zfr
flannel waists reduced to. ..... : J JK
25 per cent discount on all Heavy Overcoats and
Ulsters at Sommers & LaVclle for one week.
A 1804 Second Avenue.
Dor January Sae
is attracting tLe attention of
those in Rock Island and vicinity
that appreciate high quality with
lownesa in price. Those desirous
of securing firstcKss furniture
at specially advantageous prices
rhould embrace this rare oppor
tunity in our reduction sale.
PflDnCQ 1802 Second
The Ecdden changes of climate en
countered by soldiers wbeu troops ara
moved from cue cjuarter of tbe world to
another are estimated as increasing tbe
nnual mortality of Europe by 50,000
Coughing injures and inflames sore
ungs. One Minute (Jougn Cure
loosens tbe cold; allays coughing and
heals quickly. The best cough cure
for children, perfectly harm. ess. For
sale by T. II. Thomas. A. J. Reiss and
11. F. Bahnscn, druggists.
Cook Stoves for
Cook Store with Reservoir for
Full si7e No. S Stoves, Square Oven