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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1899.
Keeping Pace Withp UPTOWjLY MAC
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.
Wins Out in the Republican
NINE BALLOTS TO DECIDE CONTEST.
Good smoking tobacco per pound -Oc
Navy chewing tobacco ptr pound 33c
12 bars Klik's talkie s ap -5c
Graham Hour per sack 20c
Washing powder, per package 02c
Eleven bars U. N. O. Soap 25c
Alaska Salmon, per can t)c
Mixed Nuts per pound He
Four X Co tree, per package 10c
KIo Coffe-', per lb 10 and 12K:
Three I'ound (Jan Raspberries 10c
Three I'ound Can Iliackberriej 10c
Four Cans lb'JH Pack, Sweet Corn 25c
Two Cans Pumpkins 15c
Two Cans Ked Kidney lieam 15c
Three Pound Can Wax Bear s Osc
lvas, per Can, 5, 7, and I'.'c
Complexion Soap, three liar iu a lijz. O'.'c
10c sack salt per sack
Four packages mince trust
Fresh Rye Fiour, per sack
Fresh Rye Meal per sack
Dr. I "rice' j liaking Powder, per lb
Schepp's Shreded Cocoanut, jer
.. 3 2c
. . 2SC
. . 39c
Baker's Chocolat , per lb 35c
Japan Tea, per lb 25c
N'ewDed Peas, six quaits 25c
Gold Dust Washing Powder, per
package 7 6c
E ameline 8c, 2 for 15c
Holland lieiring per keg 74c
Gutter, pvr pound 17e
Corn starch per package C4c
Snre eauer pickles per gallon ISc
5c sack salt per tack 03c
S TEA RNS.
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730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
Machine 8Utc Goct Throgfh at the City-
Township Convention at Turner Ball
Knox and Schroeder Make a Hard Flcht.
Bnt Are Finally Turned Dowd Schaffer
forCIerj and Scott for Attorney.
For Mayor WILLIAM McCOXOCHIE
For City Clerk II. C. 8C11 AFFKK
For City Attorney J.K.SCOTT
For Treasurer K. T. AN'OKKSON
.... c . t.I. F. MY If KM
For Assessor I.L. FKFEMAN
For Collector CIIAKLFS liOWKKS
ine neavens wept. lears of an
guish fell from the clouds in
greater volumes than the catch basins
in some localities of the citv could
carry away the consequent Hood
wtien nuv Mctonochie was nomin
ated. While the turlailent elements
were raging inside Turner hall last
night, wriggling in the grasp that
neid ail too tightly, ami which was
but abiding its time to seize the situ
ation, the storm without raged in
sj-mpathv. And when the gradual,
ever-streugthening, squeezing pro
cess had been carried to the point of
triumph, kind old mother Nature's
most sympathetic chord was touched-
the wind wailed and the torrents came
It was an affecting circumstance at
tending a most affecting scene
There never was a minute when
the corner wasn t in it, not a min
ute. I5ut the wily machine played its
cards better than ever before in
the history of its maneuv
ers in local republican politics.
1 wo years ago the Union saw the cast
ingof the shadows and it sounded the
warning McConochie had gone back
to "the corner." The wily ex-niavor
bad entered the combine then to boost
the 'corner's" candidate, and the
Union accused him of licking the hand
that smote him. liut the loxy up
town politician cared not for the jeers
of the morning paper, lie was look
ing to the future. Ihe future came
The job was neatly done. For
some days prior to the convention it
was known that the machine had a can
didate. The impression got out that
a dark horse was to be sprung, and
II. A. Donaldson was generally con
ceded to be the dark horse, lint Mr
Donaldson repeatedly and upon every
possible occasion declared that under
no circumstances would he be consid
ered a candidate. Mr. Donaldson has
some ideas of shrewdness himself.
Rut here was the opportunity for the
Union's dreaded foe. Doualdaou would
be kept before the convention even
without his consent if nominated
all well and good but with no iutcn
tion of nominating him. liut there
was a 2-fold object in the proceeding.
I irst. to create the impression that
he was the candidate of the push
which in fact was doing all that it
could with its spare votes to nomi
nate McConochie, and secondly, to
keep voles away from Knox and pre
vent his nomination until the moment
when all was in readiness to deliver
the convention to McConochie. The
scheme worked to perfection.
Chairman Donaldson, of the city
township committee, called the con
vention to order, and then took his hat
ami iclt. hat lollowed is here re
Searle lit Chairman.
Charley Searle was suhpu-nacd to
officiate as chairman. He exploded
some hot air on the assemblage
Pat Cary gave KcrtMrKown a loost
for proceeding tabbcr. but Rcrt said
he had broken his ieneil. So Steve
Collins shouted for A. (J. Anderson
of the Seventh, and that gentleman
made his way townrI the footlights
to perform the heavy duty assigned
him. Mr. Anderson read the call.
S. J. Collins, C. V. Foss and
V.. V... Parmentcr were delegated a
committee on credentials to search
the house and ascertain if everything
w-as on the level. It was discovered
that all was fair, and 102 delegates en
titled to seats.
II. A. Weld made a motion that the
organization be made permanent. It
carried. Another move by Mr. Weld
that Ihe h'rst ballot for each candidate
be iiformal prevailed.
L. S. McCalte wanted the voting to
be done bv delegations.
'Vote it down!"' several shouted.
Mr. MeCalie said his motion was
simply for the purpose of expediting
n amendment bv Olnf Atkinson
J that each delegate cast his vote and
hand it to the chairman of his delega
tion was carried with a whoop.
C. F. Lynde, Frank West bay and 11.
A. Weld were selected as tellers.
Steve Hull pressed the button and
We offer von the best .the convention did the rest, unanim-
Knox, 31; Schroeder, 21; McConochie,
88; Donaldson, 12. Sixth: Knox,
80; Schroeder. 18; McConochie, 43;
Mac's friends hollered. There was
pandemonium in the Fifth ward
Seventh ballot: Knox, 82: Schroe
der, 18; McConochie, 46; Donald
McConochie Scores a Touch Ilown.
McConochie received the nomina
tion on the eighth ballot, getting 59
votes to, for Knox, 2d; for Schroeder
15, and 9 for Donaldson. In behalf
of Mr. Knox, Cant. Cleavel ind moved
that the nomination of McConochie
be made unanimous and the motion
As McConochie lueiudered down
the aisle some one in the rear shouted
'You're going to get it, tool" "Yes
in the neck," answered another.
j.iie nominee sain ae wouhi not in
fliet the convention with a speech
lie said he expected all the bovs to
stand bv him on April 4, and if it so
happened that he should be elected
he said he would give the citv one of
the cleanest administrations it ever
C. t. Lv nde made a motion, which
carried, that the method of voting be
changed, in order that the proceedings
be pushed along more livclv. It was
accordingly decided that the chairmun
of each ward canvass the vote of his
delegation and report to the tellers.
An informal ballot lor clerk showed
MB. GUYER HONORED.
Banquet Tendered Him by Mem
bers of the Rock Isl
XV. F. Johnson, 23; XV. XV. Eggleston
2:; Henry Schaffer, 62: XV. XV. Clarke, 4
Schaffer got there on the lirst formal
ballot, receiving 08 votes to 22 for
Johnson, 8 for Kggleston and 4 for
Clarke. Mr. Schaffer emerged from
the rear of the hall. He was boosted
to a chair, but could not make
speech, he said, because he was under
As it was getting late, J. T. ioft
sker moved that subsequent lirst bal
lots be made formal. An aveaud nay
Vote on the proposition was too close
for the chairman to announce a de
cision. A vote by wards defeated
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arc not luxuries but'
(Jet our figures before
vou let vour contract.
material, prompt ser
vice and lirstclass work
manship at the most
Send us your orders
Opposite Harper House
1821 SECOND AYE
ously acquiesing in his motion that
the nomination of a candidate for
mayor le proceeded with forthwith.
The informal Killot resulted: Knox,
82; Schroeder. 21: McConochie, 83:
Donaldson. 14. The chairman said
one vote above the limit had been
dropped in. and he warned the dele-
I gates to be more cautious. The
lirst formal ballot: Knox, 32 Schroe-
!der. 25; McConochie, 29: Donald
It was lcginning to appear ticklish
for the several candidates. The bo
guns held hasty conferences.
Second ballo't: Knox, 30; Schroe
der. 2: McConochie. 31; Donaldson.
15. Third: Knox. 29; Schroeder, 32;
McConochie. 2S; Donaldson. 13.
; Fourth: Knox, 30; Schroeder, 25;' Mc
Conochie, 3; Donaldson 13. Fifth:
Clear Field for Scott.
M. E. Sweeney announced to the
convention that since his ward, had
already been provided for in the dis
tribution of ollices, he would withdraw
from thecit v attorneyship race in favor
of John K. Scott, who was thereupon
nominated by acclamation. Mr. Scott
huctled to the stage and jollied his
friends for their kindness to him.
The next job to be lixed was the
making of peace between the aspir
ants for the treasurship nomination.
An informal ballot resulted: K. T.
Anderson, 57; C. A. Spencer, 33; Will
(Jest, 12. Mr. Anderson was chosen
on the lirst formal ballot, receiving
59 votes to 36 for Spencer and 7 for
(Jest. Mr. Anderson's nomination
was made unanimous unon motion of
T. II, Thomas. ,"
Oommg down to assistant supervis
ors it was decided to lisli foronecandi
dale at a time. A formal ballot caught
Dr. J. F. Myers, who was given 59 votes
to 20 for Olof Atkinson. 13 for II. A
McDonald, and 9 for S. II. Wright,
Charlie Fngel having been deserted
by his push in the First ward. It
took two formal ballots to land assist
ant supervisor 2o. 2. He is Olof
Atkinson, of brickyard fame. On the
decisive ballot be got 68 votes to
;J4 for Mr. Wright.
Junius 1j. Freeman and William
Hamskill made a run for the assessor-
ship nomination. Harold A. Weld
wanted Freeman to be tendered the
bouquet without a ballot, but Steve
Hull interposed a strong objection.
and demanded that the proceedings
be carried on in regular manner, and
that no "welchiug" be permitted.
I'he formal ballot gave the nomina
tion to Freeman, 4 to 28 for Iiams-
An informal ballot for collector
brought to the surface the names of
the following willing ones: Charles
Mowers, who received 54 votes; H. I...
Scbill. 31; Ardie Ilradford, 1; A. F.
(Jreaser, 12; J. N. Huntoou, 1. On
the formal ballot Bowers was nomi
nated. 11c received 71 votes to 28
When the presiding officer whis
pered that the next move would be
lo choose a chairman of the city
township committee, there were anx
ious inquiries for It. A. Donaldson,
who hail lcen holding the job accept
ably. Would he continue to stick by
Xit," said I'rother' Scarle. Don
aldson was out of sight. At any rate
he was not there to defend himself,
delegating that duty to Chairman
Searle, whom he authorized to with
draw his tiame in case it was placed
before the convention for the citv-
township chairmanship.' He had been
in the harness three years, and had
enough. Capt. Hughey McDonald
consented to a whirl at the "posish.
and thev unloaded it on him bv ac
t 11:30 the convention was ad
journed, afler John Huntoou got a
motion passed that the committee be
instructed to till any vacancies that
mav occur on the ticket.
Convention Snap .Shots.
Childe Harold wandered.
Chris (laetjer was a spectator.
Kusscll West smoked cigarets.
Johnny Kinck was as noisy as ever.
XV. H. Cline held down the coal
The gallery was filled with small
Kill Kennedy and Tat Cary were
Steve Hull wore that seriously mys
Brother Henrv D. Hubbard was in
the front row.
Charlie Fiebig played safe, lie was
Jim l'eetz's proxy.
John Condon had a front seat.
John objected once, but he was given
Continued on S Tenth pafe
EECOGNTTION OF WASHINGTON W0EK
Small Arm Plant for Kock Island Dls-
cumc1 by the Uoest of Honor and MaJ. S.
K. Ulnnt. and Several Other Toasts Re.
(ponded to Who Were Present The
K. H. Guvcr, who. as a member of
the tri-city committee, did such effec
tive work at Washington iu behalf of
the arsenal small arms factory appro
priation, was tendered a complimen
tary banquet by the members of the
Kock Island Club last night. Those
in attendance were:
K II liuver.
Mayor T: J. Med ill.
lr. ti. I- EvstiT.
M. C. hice.
L. S McCalie.
"1 houuLs K. Vietcb.
W. L Velie,
A. C. D.rt.
F. A. Head.
I. S. While.
H. S. l':ihle.
!. A. Price.
W. K. Muore.
Dr. .1. K. Ilollowt'UsS.
li. V. Hartz,
Maj. P. K. Illunt.
i;aii. t). H. Mitcham,
J. F. Ijinlner.
John T Stafford.
T. 11 Davis.
Ucorge W. White.
S. S Ouvis.
F. W. liahusen.
Dr C. C urter.
Cut. U. Mel). Town-
W. H. Marshall.
W. U Eyster.
The spread was laid on three tables.
neatly arranged in the reception room
ot the club house on Sixteenth street.
1 he decorations were elaborate, con
sisting of potted plants, ferns, car
nations and American beauties. Man
ager Kitchey was highlr compliment
ed on the delicious menu, which fol
Klue Points. Siiuterne.
Consomme a L.1 Rnyale.
SaltPd almonds. Olives.
Plunked fa had. Maitre D'Hotel.
Sliced Cucumbers. Parisian Potatoe".
Koast b illet of Heef w ith Mushrooms.
Croquettes ot Sivtetureeils Pontct Canet
rreiiouPeas. Koman Punch.
Hroiled Teal Duck.
Lettuce Tomato Salad. Swi t Potato Chip.
ice i. ream m forms. Assorted JaKcs.
rrit. C hami)-.iirne.
Roijuef. ri Cheese. Toasted Crackers.
Coilee. C gars.
Toants Are Kenponded To.
When the repast had been par
taken ot, Phil .Mitchell, in the capac'
ity of toastmaster, called upon E. II
(iiiyer, the guest of honor, to respond
to "Where Are V e Atr Mr. tjiiver
replied, that geographically we were
stationed on the natural l'oute of
transportation cast and west and
north and south, a juncture furnish
ing advantages such as were scarcely
to be found. He said we would also
soon have the use of the Hennepin
canal from lake Michigan to the Mis
sissippi, insuring freight rates that
could lutnbe duplicated elsewhere
While ihe credit for pressing the but
ton in the matter of securing the an
propriation for the small arms plant
was due to the clubs of the tn-cities
and the representatives thev had sent
to Washington, Mr. Oliver said it
hould not be forgotten that there
was, loo. a ochley present who did
most of the work. He thanked the
club members most heartily for the
generous and unprecedented distinc
tion mid honor paid him.
Mai. S. E. lilunt responded to the
toast, "Al nues and Arsenals. II
said the club could well congratulate
itself on the work it had so far per
formed. A small arms plant had
been discussed for many years, but
until the club t-ok the matter up,
nothing had been done. The button
had been pressed frequently, but it
never rang before. Ma j. ISIunt stated
that the ?.)jU,uuu would only pur
chase a portion of the machinery for
the plant, so he reminded the club
that its good work should not end
now. It should ask again. He said
the small arms plant would in alt
probability add 1,000 men to the
irsmal lorce, and it was Ins hope
that he would be allowed to remain at
his present post to see 2,oOO men
marching daily from the island work
. K. Moore, of .Moline, who was
will: Mr. (!u ver at Washington, dis
cussed "The Lobby." Ho said the
people of the three cities were only
exerciMtig a right which thev hnd in
iskmg the appropriation. 1 he result
should serve to demonstrate to the
itics their strength when thev joined
hands in an nnd-rtaking. To Mr.
uyer, he said, belonged the credit of
uggesting united action on the part
o. Kock Island, Moline and Daven
t.apt. C McD. fownsend gave an
interesting talk on Waterway?."
lie sa d that the real reason for the
existence of Kock Island was the rap-
Is located above her. He urged that
more attention lj paid to our rivers,
not alone by the citizens, but by the
I.fftHou of the War.
Capt. O. H. Mitcham discussed
The Lessons of the Late War." He
mentioned the other subjects that had
leen treated bv those who spoke Le-
fore him and declared his intention of
touching up the rest of the world."
He stated the absolute unprepared
ncss of America for war when the
conl'ict with Spain broke out, and the
rapidity with which we got our armies
equipped and in shape to light dem
onstrated our unlimited capacity for
doing- things. Capt. Mitcham de
plored the fact, however, that there
was verv little equipment on hand at
the outbreak of the war, and he be
lievcd our late unpleasantness should
ave the elicct of urgi.ig upon our
congress the necessity for always hav
ing on hand equipment and stores to
equip an army able to cope wuu any
nation on Ihe globe.
President F. XV. Babnsen responded
to the toast, "The Rock Island Club."
and referred to the effective work ae-
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You may get as
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If You Are Interested
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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 Coat from us that it's all right. If
you never tried it, do so now. Here's your opportunity.
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1804 Second Avenue
Is a Good Thing if Taken in tha
XV a therefore ad vise you, before vou se
lect your new wheel, to secure "the as.
sistance of a practical, scientific person
who has a clear intellect on scientific
points, to assist you in picking a llicycle
that is made of the best material, put to
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f-t r-i r-j
points of friction, has advantages which are not found in other
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TU PIA.rAlonrl Rimrnln handled in Hock Island by Kob-
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M. H. WILCHER.
ROBT. SMYTHE Agent,,
$35 and $45
Continued on Sevtotn page.
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 featu-es are
taken into consideration.
Sundries and first class repairing at lowest
Phil S. Wilcher,
cr&303 Twentieth Street.