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THE AE&TJS, FRIDAY, JTJNE 23, 1899.
Its Hotter in the Summer
Thai's why the people need summer drinks. The
drink that's refreshing and can be easily had In
every household Is Ice tea. Upton tea makes the
best Ice tea. A fine rich flavor, and as pare as the
tea market affords. Three grades, at 40c, 55c and
65c. Here are other things to note:
Alaska ealmon, 1-pound can
Holland herring, per keg . '. T ?.
Orphan Boy smoking tobacco, per
Hat's Mixture smoking tobacco
Good smoking tobacco, per pound 2.c
Star tobacco, per pound 4oe
Clipper tobacco 3.3c
Grape Nuts, per package UJc
Corn starch, per package Jc
Hardwood toothpicks, per package 3c
Pure Cream toilet soap, 3 in box,
per box 'Jc
Brick cheese, by brick, per pound l Jlc
Choice rice, per pound 5c
XXXX coffee, per package 10c
Loose coffee, per pound 10c
Eaco Hour, per sack 1.10
The best flour made.
This Week While They Last.
1899 Sterling Bicycles, list $50, this week $30.00
1889 Victor Bicycles, list $50, this week 2S.00
1899 Liberty Racer Bicycles, list f60, this week 30.00
1899 Trinity Bicycles, list 50, this week 30.00
1899 Tatce Crest Bicycles, list $35, this week 22.00
Also special sale on Steam's Hall Bearing Lawn
Mowers. Call and see them.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
The Popular Silver Leaf Tea,
For sale only by W. C. MAUCKER, dealers in
general merchandise. Fine Teas
and Coffees a specialty.
To Lovers of Pure Teas.
Kindly read the following facts, and you will clearly perceive why the
SILVER LEAF TEA has justly become so'popular:
First. It is the FIRST PICKINGS of the MAY CROP.
Second. It has been clearly demonstrated by the largest and lesl Tea
Growers that the only wav to attain perfection in the Tea Plant is to GROW
IT ON THE MIDLANDS.'where it does not attain a rank growth.
Third. The soil of the SILVER LEAF DISTRICT is conceded to be the
richest ana best adapted to the peculiar
me J.X.A. wnen maiurea tne niguest combination 01 siujijim ana tLA.
Fourth. The growers and pickers of these goods have a standing offer
of $1,000 (one thousand dollars) to anv one finding the SILVER LEAF TEA
to be anything but ABSOLUTELY PURE AND WHOLESOME.
Call at the above named store and get a FREE SAMPLE
VERY RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
W. C. MAUCKER.
Graham, per sack 20c
Rye flour, per sack 35c
Rye meal, per sack 28c
Shredded whole wheat biscuit per
Navy beans, 6 quarts 25c
Washing powder, 3 packages.... 5c
9 bars Santa Clauj soap 25c
'J bars Anti-Washboard soap 25c
10 bars Diamond C soap 25c
10 bars Armour soap 25c
10c Ivory soap, 2 for 15c
P. L. bottle blueing 5c
Sapolio 8c, 2 for 15c
Shino, per cake 5c
1-gallon jug ammonia 15c
French peas, per can 10c
Can peas, 5c and up 5c
4 cans corn, XH'JH pack 25c
3 cans best tomatoes 25c
2 cans best kidney beans........ 15c
2 cans best pumpkin 15c
2COO Fifth Ave
wants 01 me 1 .a i'laa i. giving i
STEVENS GOESTO PEN.I
Former Moline Insurance Man
Pleads Guilty in the Cir
JUDGE GEST PASSES SENTENCE.
Defendant Embezzle Fundi From Com
panies Represented In II la Agency and
Thirteen Indictment Are Returned
Against II lm by the Grand Jury Daniel
Manson l'p for Contempt.
Col. William E. Stevens, formerly a
leading insurance agent in Moline
and who has been a prisoner at the
county jail since his arrest a month
ago in Detroit, Mich., at 6 o'clock last
night was brought into the circuit
court, accompanied by his attorney
J. D. Metzgar, and pleaded guilty to
seven of the 16 indictments for em
bezzlement returned against him bv
the grand jury last Januiry- Judge
Gest imposed an indeterminate sen
tence to the penitentiary in each of
the seven indictments. The remain
ing six were quashed.
Notwithstanding his checkered
career, considerable sympathy is
felt lor Mevens. ana there has been
a disposition to deal leniently with
him, on account of his advanced
vears. and it is understood, if his con
duct is satisfactory during imprison
mcnt, the purpose is to secure his re
lease within a few years. Col. Stevens
was once comfortably situated, hav
ing an extensive insurance busi
ness. But whatever of this world's
goods he had accumulated he
expended in defending himself against
the serious charges preferred by Phil-
omeua lierkens, a Moline Belgian wo
man, whom he was accused of assault
ing, a case mat almost landed him in
the penitentiary, but from which he
eventually, after a long drawn out
trial and anneal to the- hisher courts.
escaped with a fine, tne woman later
dviug in the old country, where she
went after the trial, which was
highly sensational one.
It was apparently a plan he had
conceived to regain his lost fortunes
when Stevens undertook to embez.Ie
from the insurance companies. He
conducted his operations successfully
for months. His scheme was to in sine
a large concern, report the policy to
the company as being on a small
dwelling, pay in on the latter and
pocket the receipts derived from the
former. It is possible he would have
been conducting these operations vet
but for the damaging bv lire of the
Williams, White & Co. plant, one of
his private "snaps," the $5,000 loss
on which he.was unable to pav.
He had liquidated former losses, but
this one was heavier than he could
swing, and discovery of his manipu
latious lolloweu. lhe Uelraudetl in
surance companies secured Stevens'
indictment, but before the jury re
ported he learned that he was to be
prosecuted, and skipped out, but after
a diligent search bv the authorities
was apprehended at Detroit.
For Contempt of Court.
Daniel Munson, arrested at his home
in Sterling yesterday bv Sheriff Ci-alle,
was brought before Judge Gest today
on'a charge of contempt, having failed
to pav his wife, Mary E. Munson, of
this citv, t l.r per month alimony, as
oruereu at a reccut hearing by the
court. Mun son's personal recognition
was accepted, he agreeing to appear
in court July o and snow caue why
he should not be dealt with for con
tempt. Mrs. Munson is suing for
The jury in the case of Henry Roh-
wedder, who was indicted for assault
with intent to kill, returned a verdict
finding the defendant guiltv of assault
ana balterv. Sentence was deferred
The prosecuting witness in the case
was J. W. Hawes. He and Rohwed-
der were employed at the Elm street
brewery, lhev had a dispute, which
led to blows, Hawes alleging that
Uohwedder struck him on the head
with a tcoop shovel.
Mrs. Patrick K. Kelly, of 2003 Fifth
avenue, died at Mercy hospital, Dav
enport, at :lo yesterday afternoon,
troiu the ciiects oi an ojeration that
she underwent several days ago for a
complication of diseases. Mrs. Kelly
was 47 vears of age and a native of
County Tyrone, Irclaud. She is sur
vived bv her husband and three chil
dren: Mrs. Charles E. Johnson and
Joseph and Agnes Kelly, at home.
The funeral will be-held from St.
Joseph's church at U o'clock tomorrow
I'lam for Col. Jack.
It is reported that Col. Jack Foster
has been appointed overseer of free
mail deliveri?s in cities outside of
Chicago, in Illinois, at an annual
salary of i,200. E. P. Fasset is also
said to have been appointed an Indian
commissioner with a salary of f 3,600.
Shake Into Tour shoes
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the
feet. It cures painful, swollen, smart
ing, nervous feet, and instantly takes
the sting out of corns and bunions. It's
the greatest comfort discovery of the
age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes tight
or new shoes easy. It is a certain
cure for sweating, callous and hot.
tired, aching feet. Try it today. Sold
by all druggist and shoe stores. By
mail for 25 cents in stamps. Trial
package free. Address Allen S. Olm
sted. LoRoy, N. Y.
A timely tij
Insure with Wagner.
San to Tia Hied V Haw Unn Baugtt
USES THE PEORIA'S TRACKS
Terminal Company Gets Through lujnnc
The injunction granted by the Rock
Island circuit court, against the Ter
minal company, preventing laying of
tracks across a certain portion of the
Rock Island levee in the vicinity of
Tenth street, will make no difference
with the operation of the tri-city ter
minals of the company, as soon as the
tracks are extended through to Mo
line, Mr. Blair having complete i ar-
rangements with the Rock Island &
Peoria road by which the Terminal
company will" use the Rock Island &
Peoria tracks for a distance of 500
feet, around the property which is
n jw protected by the injunction sued
out some time ago.
The work of putting in the connec
tions lull wppn tliwTnrminfll nnninT np'j
,. i Vu inn I
lines and the 500 foot strip of the
itocK isianu s i eoria traces, wnicn
the company has leased, was com
menced yesterday, and it will only
take a day or two to complete it. The
track construction forces of the com
pany are pushing the Terminal tracks
eastward through Rock Island toward
Moline, and by next week they will
have the line "as far as the Gordon
property. The Terminal tracks will
run into the business portion of the
city of Moline along the tail race, and
matters are shaping themselves so
that there will be no trouble in mak
ing these extensions. The ollicials of
the company and the Moline city olli
cials have reached an agreement re
garding the construction of the tail
race sewer, and the construction of
the fill, and the work is already pro
gressing in satisfactory shape. In
fact, it is claimed, the day is not far
distant when the Termin-1 lines in the
tri-cities will be all connected up, and
the company can operate trains wher
ever it pleases.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Mrs. J. Paul Dufiiu, of Morrison
visiting in the city.
R. G. Hudson has gone to Colfax
Springs, Iowa, for his health.
K. C. Clarke and family went to
Spirit Lake, Iowa, yesterday. Mrs.
Clarke and children will visit there
for a month.
Rev. Father Thomas Muckin, of St.
Joseph's church, addressed the grad
uation class at the commencement
exercises of St. IW.es college. La
Salle, 111., last night.
Advices come from St. Paul that
Col. Henry Curtis is recuperating
nicely, having gone to the northeru
city about a week ago, accompanied
by his wife and daughter, Mrs. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Alexander, of
South Heights, welcomed a sweet lit
tle daughter into tiieir home la
night. They now havea boy anda girl,
and Ed is the proudest man on the
The second in the summer series of
promenade concerts by Albert Peter
sen's orchestra, given last night at
the Watch Tower, attracted an unusu
ally large number of tri-citv people.
who braved the threatening elements
to partake of the musical feast. The
program was made up of choice se
lections, two vocal solos also being
rendered bv G. Rawsoa Wade, of Dav
enport, who has a strong and pleasing
baritone voice. Dancing followed from
10 to midnight.
The following Washington dispatch
is ot local interest, .Mai. lie 11 being a
son-in-law or Capt. and Mrs. X. J
Buford. '-Gen. Otis has cabled
the war department saying that he had
selected Sergeant Mai. Bell, of the
20th infantr3, as adjutant of the first
volunteer regiment to be organized in
the Philippines. He asks authority
for the appointment, which has been
granted. The adjutant will have the
rank of captain. This is the first
move iu the direction of organizing
the skeleton regiments in the Philip
pines, so far as the department is in
Prompt Payment by the Tribunes.
The late Lucius A. Wangelin, of
Rock Island, who died June 8, as the
result of an operation for appendicitis,
was a member of the fraternal
Tribunes. His policy called for $ 1.000
lhe claim was omcially presented to
the board of regents on" June 19, and
on June 21 the family received a check
for 1.000. H. A." Weld, secretary
of Rock Island Tribunal No. 1, made
the settlement with the beneficiaries,
By this prompt payment the Fraternal
Jnbunes is thus the first society to
pay upon the death of Mr. Wangelin.
The rex;ipts issued in May, 1895,
were o. i bo, while lor May of the pres
ent year there were issued 'J,'2bH,
showing an increase of 5,525. The
number of members paying in May.
195. were 128,45. as against S6S,fi09
for May of the present vear, showing
gain of 234,151.
The board of directors adjourned
last night to meet July 3 at Lake Min-
The Modern Ueanty
Thrives on good food and sunshine,
with plenty of exercise in the open
air. tier iorm glows with health and
her face blooms with its beauty. If
her system needs the cleansing action
of a laxative remedy, she uses the
gentle and pleasant Syrup of Fig?,
made by the California Fg Svrnp com
W. M. Gallagher, of Bryan, Pa.,
says: "r or 4U years 1 have tried var
ious cough medicines. One Minute
Cough Cure is the best of all." It
relieves instantly and cares all throat
and lung troubles, coughs, colds,
croup, whooping cough, la grippe
and pneumonia. For sale by T.
II. Thomas. A- J. Belsa and M- F.
Promoter Comes to Town
IDEAS MAKE GOOD IMPEESSIOIff.
Rork Island Club Committee Much
Pleased With the Outlook and a Meet
Ins; or the Organization Will be Called
to Give the Matter Early Constdcra-.
A successful theatre promoter ar-'
rived in Rock Island this morning
and has been in consultation with the
i new opera house ei
Rook land clnb dn
house committee of the
ring the day. He
met a number of business men
through the committee, and all were '
Impressed with his business-like man-:
ner as well as with tne iamiaariiy
which he has with the subject, j
The promoter has his own way of pro-'
viding a popular demand in a city so!
desperately in need of a first-class '
opera house as Rock Island is. J
His plan is s!mple but practical. He
puts up the theatre, and all that
he asks is a big, healthy "first night." j
He wants the guarantee of such a'
reasonable advance sale on the sub-
scription plan for the opening per-
iormance as to enaoie mm to juuge us
to the nature of the theatre going
public here. Then he will go ahead
with the building. He brings the
highest class of recommendations and
endorsements, from the wealthy and
generally representative citizens of 18
cities iu'all parts of the country where
he is now conducting theatres built
through the system he proposes here.
Club Will be Asked to Act.
The club committee is so pleased
with the plan, as well as with the
manner in which it is received about
town, that it will call a special meet
ing of the club in the near future to
have the matter taken up.
NOT STAN D.I
as School Itoard candidate
The joiut announcements was given
in this morning's Union of Messrs.
S. A. Kerns and Charles Oswald
for membership in the school board.
Today, however, Mr. Oswald in
formed Tiik Arui's that he had re
considered the matter after giving
his consent and had determined to
withdraw, as he did not care to enter
such a contest in the first place, and
had finally concluded that ho would
not allow the use of his name in that
Fees for Circuit Clerks.
opinion has been rendered
Attorney General Atkin iu the matter
of the new law relating to fees of cir
cuit clerks. According to the judg-
ment of the attorney general, the act
concerning fees of circuit clerks.
passed by the last legislature and ap
proved April 24, lN'.ty. does not ex
actly apply to cases pending in courts
July uext, at which tune this act
takes effect. Several opinions are
cited to show that the act should le
so construed as to give it a pros-
nective and not a retroactive opera
tion. Other construc'-ion, it is held.
would lead to great confusion and un
certainty and would enable clerks to
collect fees twice in cases now pend
ing July 1 next, and in all such cases
the question of fees should be gov
erned by the old law.
Many of the Rockford players have
found good berths. Manager Hunky
Hines lias signed with Buffalo, First
Baseman Lutenberg went to Allen
towu, Pa., Buelow has been offered a
place by Columbus, Vollendorf re
turns to Milwaukee, and O'Connor to
the Eastern league.
About all the Ottumwa. players
have departed for their homes. Pitch
er .Morrison is waiting to near irom
Louisville, by whom he was farmed
to Ottumwa. Weimer and Wilson are
yet there. Hock has gone to his home
in ixjuisvine, ana i-.isey win return
to Kansas City,
Jamos Payu tells of a well known
ringer many years ago who in the prido
of his heart greatly exaggerated to the
tax collector bis own assessment. "Tho
fact Is," bo confessed to tho commis
sioners, "I bavo not 1,000 pence of cer
tain income." "But aro you not stage
manager to tho opera house?" "YC3,
but there is no salary attached to it.",
"But you teach?" "Yes, but I have no
pupils." "Then yon arc a concert sing-,
er. " "True, but I have no engage-'
ments." "At all events you have a very!
good salary at Drnry Lane. " "Avery
good ono, bet then it's never paid."
Under these circumstances the tax was
Never liars a Candle at Both Ends.
If you do your light will soon be
gone and you will be in the dark.
Don't think you can go on drawing
vitality from the blood for nerves,
stomach, brain and muscles, without
doing something to replace it. Hood's
Sarsaparilla gives nerve, mental and
digestive strength by enriching and
vitalizing the blood. Thus it helps
people who are overworked and tired.
Hood's Pills are non-irritating, mild,
Truths Tersely Told.
Foley's Kidnev Cure is a safe sure
remedy for all kidney and bladder
diseases. Guaranteed. 50 cents.
A timely tit
Insure with aguer.
Tia Izi Yw Haw Always BagSt
Is what you will have by buying
WARM WEATHER SHOES at
For instance our Ladies' Oxfords in $2,
$2.50 and $3 grade?, either tan or black,
up-to-date styles, finest workmanship and
good fitting qualities.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Those two don't always travel
together, but you'll find them In
one of our
Blue Serge Coats and Vests, at.
Blue Serge Coats and Vests, at
Blue Serge Coats and Vests, at
Crash Suits, at
Men's Crash Pants, at
Straw Hats, an endless variety,
Childrens' Wash Suits, at
Childrens' Wrash Suits, at
Childrens' Wash Suits, at
1804 Second Avenue.
Cleveland and Crawford Bicycles.
$25, $35, $50, $65, $75.
M. H. WILCHER.
ROBT. SMYTHE Agen'
1 .Eighteenth St
as much trouble as pomih'e. Get the
right klna of Instrument or tool for a
particular line of work. It doesn't crmt
much but it sures a lot of iime, worry
We have laid In a stock of hardware
s iliable for tbe Kprinjf and summer sea
son that Is just about rhbt. You'U say
so wben you see It. Tbe quality la good,
and that's tbe main ttiinir, If you don't
w ant to buy attain nez spring. Tbe de
hIkds are tbe latent and most improved,
and tbe r,rics well we don't give
things away but come pretty near it.
Hardware, Stoves, Paints and Oils
303 Twentlett Stten. i