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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1899.
Keeping Pace With RESEBVOIRMISHRP
is a hard task these days, but Shield's cash
grocery has kept ahead of them in the way of
grocery merchandising. Not alone in the matter
of prices, but in getting the best for the money,
have the patrons of the store been benefited.
Watch Shield's cash grocery and you will be
keeping your eye on the industor of success.
, Read our List.
Good smoking tobacco per pound.
Xavj chewing tobacco ptr pound.
12 bars Kltk's tfttine a ap
Graham Hour ptr sack
Wa- hiog powder, per package . . .
Eleven bars U. N. O. Soap
Alaska Salmon, per can
Mixed NuU per pound
Four X Coffee, per package
Kio CofTe. per lb 10 and
Three Pound Can Kaspberriea . . .
Three 1'ound Can Blackberries . .
Four Cans lb'JH l'ack. Sweet Corn
Two Cans Iumpk Ins
Two Cans lied Kidney lk-aiu
Three Pound Can Wax Bai.s . . .
lVas, per Can, 5, 7, and
Complexion Soap, three Birs in a
. . iOC
. . 20c
. i V5
10c sack salt per sack 05c
Four packages mluce mat 25c
Fresh Rye Floor, per sack 32c
Fresh Bye Meal per sack 2Sc
Dr. ITlce'j liaklDg Powder, per lb 3'Jc
Schepp's Shreded Cocoauut, jer . . l"Kc
liaker's Chocolat , per lb S5c
Japan Tea, per lb 25c
New lh-d IV?, six quaits 25c
Cold Dust Washing Powder, per
K aim-line 8c, 2 for 15c
Holland hetring per keg tC
Butter, per pound K c
Com starch, per package 04c
Srge saner pickles per gallon ISc
5c sack salt per sack o:ic
S H 1
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
t ill rW r--r- . -1 .
are not luxuries lut
(Jet our figures before
you let your contract.
We offer you the best
material. prompt ser
vice and lirstclass work
manship at the most
Send us your orders
Unfortunate Outcome of an At
tempt to Meet Pub
COLD CRACKS A BASIN WALL.
Opposite Harper House.
1821 SECOXD AVE
Water Cornea Down From IS luff. Carrying
Conattlermbtr Yellow Clay. Hat Cnoe
no Damage to Speak of to Proper
tyCity Loss In Slight Sopply Pipe
Zeal to give to the people the
ltcnctit of clear and pure water at
a time when the clarifying pro
cess was greatly in need, resulted
in the reservoir plant suffering a
slight misfortune today, a break
occurring in the cast wall of basin
No. 1 anil letting out some L'Ou.OyO
gallons of water, which bathed
the thoroughfares le!ow, but caused
no damage to speak of to property.
The break, it is the belief of Supt.
of Waterworks J. A. Murriu, was due
to the severe weather that the wall
withstood during the winter season.
Seven feet of water had been kept in
the settling basins all winter. The
ice having left the river antl'stirred
up the sediment and riled the water,
occasioning the usual complaint on
the part ot consumers, it was the de
sire of Mayor Medill that they lie per
mitted to enjoy the benelits of tin;
reservoir as soon as possible. To this
end the lillingof the basins was begun
at o o'clock yesterday afternoon, ami
was continued throughout the night.
The operation of the filters was to le
begun tonight, and the clarified water
sent coursing through the city mains.
The first intimation that something
was out of kilter at the reservoir came
lietwcen G and 7 o'clock this morning,
when streams of water carrying a
mixture of yellow clay were seen
coursing down Twentieth. Twenty
lirst and Twenty-second streets.
Pumping was immediately ceased and
the promiscuous llow from the bluff
terminated about 'J o'clock.
Itrrak Near Itottotn of Haxin.
The break in the wall, which con
sists of concrete with a cement facing,
occurred near the bottom overflow
pije. The supposition is that the cold
cracked the wall and the water worked
on the concrete until the latter
'ave wav. The water followed the
pipe line anil emptied into Twenty-
scconti street just uoriuwesi oi tne
reservoir. It flooded the three streets
mentioned and several of the inter
secting avenues as far north as Fourth
avenue. On Twenty-second street the
water got into a few yards.
The frozen dirt wall of a ditch in
which the supply pipe is laid near the
reservoir was softened bv the water
and caved in. breaking a portion of
the pipe. Ihis will lie repaired at
once. Supt. Murriu having a large
force of wen at work already digging
for the buried pipe. The damage to
the basin will not amount to much in
a financial wav. and evidently can be
easily and readily repaired.
Vit-wtt an to Cause aivl KfTect.
Mayor Medill. accompanied bv Supt.
Murriu aud Chief of l'olice Pender,
went to the reservoir the lirst thing
I lus morning. 1 he mavor was nuick
to take in the extent of the damage
ami the necessity of promptly repair
ing it. A force of men was at once
put to work on the burstcd pipe out-
siile basin, while word was telephoned
to Kngineer Harmon, of Peoria, under
whose direction the basins were
put in, to come to Ilock Island to
nignt. This afternoon, at the invi
tation of the mayor, a number of
citizens familiar with construction of
this kind inspected the reservoir this
afternoon. Contractor Larkin, who
hail the contract for the masonry and
concrete work, who wa among the
number, stated that he was not sur
prised at the break and regarded it
of a most trilling nature. The work of
placing the concrete had extended so
far into the fall that the
frost had got into the ground.
Mr. Iarkin said, and as was natural
in a winter ot such unusual severity,
the frost in places had gotten under
the concrete in some places and raised
and cracked it. The break, as soon
as the frost going out of the ground
and permitting a settlement, was not
unexpected. The lirst test, he ex
plained, w:is expected to show some
defects. The cost of repair of the
damage so far done, Mr. I -irk in said.
would not amount to f loo, and even
counting that there were more simi
lar defects, such as he would not be
surprised to lind, the total expense of
overcoming all would not exceed
Capt. C. Mcl). 1 ownsend. engineer
in charge of the upper .xii3slsslppl
river improvements, alter nisjiecting ,
the reservoir, said Lhe lireaK was not
unusual, and that after the first win
ter on a piece of masonry,
the construction of which had
run so far into the fall some defects
might materialize. It was his opin
ion, however, that from the frost or
some other cause the water had lieen
workiDg slowlv under the concrete at
this particular point, and that the!
break would have been inevitable
whether the water had been turned in
vesterdav or not.
Messrs. T. li. Davis and S. S. Davis
both spoke of the mishap as some
thing that could not have been avoid
ed iu great undertakings of this kind.
No reservoir was ever built without
just such accidents.
F. E. Kobbins, superintendent of
the Ilock Island bridge attributed the
accident to the effect of the frost,
which worked under the concrete, aud
when the ground settled the crack
was inevitable. Of course when the
reservoir was in regular operation and
the basin tilled with water there would
be no danger of such conditions aris
ing. The damage is entirely to the con
crete facing of the inner wall and
shows how well the cement which the
city so guarded anil took so great pre
cautions should be the Lest has stood
the test. This cement, as is known,
is of the best quality of Atlas Port
land cement, purchased aud tested by
the city and given by the city to the
As is so often the case the lirst re
ports of the mishap were greatly exag
gerated, but investigation showed that
the aperture was not more than a yard
square. There were alnust 2,000.000
gallons in the two Ikis'his at the time,
but as soon as Watchman Wallace
Kreckler. who was watching the test,
discovered there was a leak he opened
the outlets and thereby greatly mini
mized the llow of water.
Wlnuiog Ticket to le Nominated at Tur
in r Hall.
The democratic city township con
vention occurs at H o'clock tonight at
Turner hall and. judging from present
indications, it will be one of the most
largely attended conventions of the
pany" in Hock Island. Mayor T. J.
Medill will be renominated with tiie
same unanimity with which he will
lie returned to the executive chair of
the municipality on election day. The
contest for the city clerkship nomina
tion continues active, but friendly,
and it can be said safely that which
ever one of the aspirants receives the
nomination will be a winner So. as
they say in sporting circles, may the
be.-t man win out. In addition to A.
D. Huesing, the present incumbent,
ami Aid. II. I.. Wheelan,
and W. L. Aster, W. P.. Mcln
tvre, who has Ijccii mentioned in con
nection' with the city trcasuryship,
has been proposed. C 15. Marshall
will have no opposition for the
city attorneyship. Henry Luch
mann, of the Sixth ward, has
announced himself a candidate for as
sessor, for which office J. II. .Johnston
and Peter Schleinmer have heretofore
announced their candidacy. AM.
J. C. Surman is also a candidate.
,J. M. Uuford, (J. O. Huckstaedt and
Paul Hamilton are being pushed for
ward by their friends for the city
treasurership nomination. For col
lector (J. W. Henry. 15. II. Kimball,
Jacob Horrell and Kmmett Keeves are
candidates, and for assistant super
visors, Paul Thiesen, (Jeorge Dur
mann and J. P. Sexton have been
Aid. . C. Mauekcr tins atternoon
withdrew from the city clerkship race,
and announces that is his wish that
he be not considered for the nomina
tion before tonight's convention.
Jay Andrews will graduate from the
St. Joe medical school this sprinir. It
was announced last fall that Jay
had beeu dratted bv the (. hieajro
club, but his name does not appear in
a published list of the men who are to
play in that team the coming season.
Pat Wright will not manage the
Springlield team in the Western asso
ciation, of which his brother is the
backer. Pat has siirned with New
Castle, in the Interstate league. II
will captain the aggregation and play
hrst base. I at s career as a proles
sional leganin l!Ss:i in his hometown
William Qucgan, twice convicted of
burglary, was senten-.'cd to the peni
At 2:30 this afternoon a verdict was
reached by a jury linding 15ert Holtz
heiser, and (Justa Koetzirg guilty of
conspiracy and acquitting Annie
The impanelling of a jury was be
gun this afternoon to trv Henrv
l'reglown, indicted for incest.
Licensed to Wed.
Mis Alice Humly
Miss Lucy Scbmucht
. . Puvcnnort
. Koi'k I si .nil
HaT-' You Had the ;rl?
If you have, you probably need a
reliable medicine like roley s Honey
and Tar to heal your lungs and stop
the racking cough incidental to this
disease. Foley's Honey and Tar
Cough Medicine is unquestionably the
best remedy for the throat and lungs.
Pleasant to take and is guaranteed.
We have saved many doctor bills
since we lcgan using Chamljcrlain's
Cough Iiemcdy in our home. We
keep a bottle open all the time and
whenever any of my family or myself
!egin to catch cold we begin to use
the Cough Remedy, and as a result
we never have to send away for a doc
tor and incur a large doctor bill, for
Chamberlain's Cough Kemedy never
fails to cure. It is certainlv a medi
cine great meiit and worth. D. S.
Mearkle, General Merchaut and Farm
er, Mattie, Bedford county. Pa , For
sale by all drusgists.
For frost bites, burns, indolent
sores, eczema, skin disease, and
especially piles, De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve stands first and lest. Look out
for dishonest people who try to iiul
tate and counterfeit it. It's their
en lcrsement of a good article
Worthless goods are not imitated.
Get DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
For sale by T. II. Thomas, A. J. Reiss
and M. F. Bahnsen. druggists.
Every family should have its house
hold medicine chest, and the first bot
tle in it should be Dr. Wood's Norway
Pine Syrup, nature's remedy for
coughs and colds. For sale by Mar
shal & Fisher.
Key cf bronze and iron have been
found in Greece and Jtaly dating from
at least the aeveutb ceotorv before
Christ " .
SLASHED IN A FIGHT
Whites and Negroes Meet
Deadly Combat on Fifth
EDWARD MILLER'S THEOAT CUT.
Daniel Sullivan and .lantea Maher. Ills
Coaipauionx. I-es t!ou1j Injured
Krank i'at tenon. Colored. Stabbed r
to the Heart kulvea Are Freely I Bed
Two ArrratA Made.
I-M ward Miller is in a serious condi
tion, with a deep gash in his neck,
ami Daniel Sullivan and James Maher
are nursing knife wounds, as a conse
quence of a deserate encounter on
Fifth avenue near the Hock Island de
pot at an early hour this morning
with several Moline colored men.
Frank Patterson and Uufus Phoenix,
colored, are underarrest on a tempor
ary charge of riot, and will le given a
preliminary hearing at 'J o'clock to
morrow afternoon before Magistiate
Stafford. It is expected that then it
will be able to determine how serious
Miller's injuries are.
A delegation of Moline'scolored citi
zens came down to Iiock Island last
night to attend a masquerade that
was held at Turner hall, and which,
as far as can be learned, was given by
a party of Davenporters. It was a
real warm alTair, and some of the
boys were reckless in handling the
gin bottle. It was 'J bells when the
festivities came to an end. The Mo
line crowd, which included three or
four women, went to the depot on
Fifth avenue to catch the ' o'clock
passenger train for home.
Sullivan and Miller are brakemen
on the Iowa division of the Kock Isl
and road. Maher is visiting in the city.
The three were crossing the avenue
toward the depot when they encoun
tered their colored combatants. Just
how the bal tie started, or what was
t he occasion for it has not been ex
plained. Kidvt't Cued Freely.
One story is that one of the colored
men made a crack as the trio of whites
was passing. Sullivan returned and
inquired what was meant. He was
presented with a bunch of lives.
Then the trouble began in earnest.
Knives were drawn and used freelv. a
fact to which pools of blood on the
The wounds of Miller, Sullivan and
Maher were dressed by Dr. S. P.. Hall,
The colored folks went on to Moline
wnere atlerson and I'hoenix were
later arrested and turned over to the
Kock Island police. Kach had an
ugly knife in his possession when ar-
reMcd. Patterson also received a cut
in the left side just below the heart,
the blade of the weapon striking a rib,
Two knives that evidently ligurcd
in the fray were picked up near the
depot by the officers.
Hoy Had Trouble.
My hoy. JS years old. had a great
deal of trouble with sores breakiii"-
out on his body and limbs. Thev
would heal, but would break out
again as bad as ever. I concluded to
give him Hood's Sarsaparilla and
soon the seres wen gone and I have
seen no sign of their return. Mrs
L. (JUfovle, Moline, 111.
That distress after eating is pre
vented by one or two of Hood's Pills,
They dou't gripe.
ttolnx Down Hill.
People suffering from kidney dis
cases feel a gradual but steady loss of
strength and vitality. 1 hey should
lose no time iu trying Foley's Kidney
vure, a guaranteed preparation.
The real estate and personal taxes
are now due and payable at the town
ship collector s omce on the first lloor
of the court house.
Timothy O'Neill. Collector.
A wheelman's tool basr isn't eom
plcte without a bottle of Dr. Thomas'"
i-.cie.nrie tjii. n?ais cuts, bruises.
stings, sprains. Monarch over pain.
For sale bv Marshall & Fisher.
The K.:nd You Have Always Bought
fcj No-.ird!i.'i.t of I lie lie:i l is kL
Q ai.oiit the most :vvuv.mtf
torture the human ean suf
fer. li invoiYt-s 'he nerve
U'Licn supplies the head, anil
a anv 'eviution fr in nuniiai 2
k can produce uir pain ttiin
any oilier nrve of the bod?.
HAVE a selective
action on the
relieve the dis
toms of the dis
Kree k imples at aU Rock
Island drw irises.
Ladies'. Brown Chromo Kid. Lace Boot, Kid
Top, New Toe, A A to EE, 3 to S
Same style in Vic Kid
You may get as good value
elsewhere, but you cannot get
WHY MOT TRY
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock island.
if You Are interested
in your personal appearance you cannot fail to be
interested in our elegant display of
The style, lit, material, and the price are all mighty
arguments in favor of buying here. What's the use of
multiplying words. The goods are always the con
vincing argument after all. Everybody knows when
they get a Top Coal from us tlfal it's all right. If
you never tried it, do so now. Here's your op
portunity. SOMMERS LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
Is a Good Thing if Taken in tho
We therefore advise you, before you se
lect your new wheel, to secure, "the as.
sistauce of a practical, scientific person
who has a clear intellect 011 scientific
points, to assist you iu picking a Bicycle
that is made of the best material, put to
gether in the most practical and durable
way, has the b':sl ad vantages regarding
points of friction, has advantages which are not found iu other
makes, and has a reliable tirm to back all guarantees. Vil"'
The Cleveland Bicycle
persons to call and inspect the superior points of the Cleveland
M. H. WILCHER.
ROBT. SMYTHE Agent, K
FOR $25, $35 and $45
are made of the best material and are the cheapest
wheels in the city, when quality of material, work
manship, style, finish and all up-to-date features are
taken into consideration.
Sundries and first class repairing at lowest
Phil S. Wilcher,
c$zz303 Twentieth Stret