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THE JLEXGTTS, FRIDAY," JITLY 14, 1899.
"How Would You Like to Be
is another vaudeville sons. , It ought to make a
hit in summer theatres. The song of low prices
is what has made the hit at Shields' Cash Gro
cery. .rA-icw-years ago when it was first heard
skeptics said it couldn't last. It did last, though,
arid SHIELDS' CASH GROCERY is still do
ing business at the old stand. Cutting the prices
and dividing the profits with the purchasers.
The moral is plain: If you want to take advant
age of this kind of dealing, trade here.
SHIELDS CASH GROCERY.
Alaska salmon, 1-pound can 9c
Holland herring, per keg 70c
Orphan Boy smoking tobacco, per
Hat's Mixture smoking tobacco 33c
Good smoking tobacco, per pound 25c
Star tobacco, per pound 45c
Clipper tobacco 35c
Grape Nuts, per package 121c
Cornstarch, per package 4c
Hardwood toothpicks, per package 3c
Pure Cream toilet soap, 3 in box,
per box 9c
Brick cheese, by brick, per pound 121c
Choice rice, per pound 5c
XXXX coffee, per package 10c
Loose coffee, per pound 10c
Kaco flour, per sack 1.10
The best dour made.
Graham, per sack 20c
Rye flour, per sack 35c
Rye meal, per sack 28c
Shredded whole wheat biscuit per
pack 12 c
Navy beans, G quarts 25c
Washing powder, 3 packages. . . . 5c
9 bars Santa Claus soap 25c
9 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
J -gallon jug ammonia 15c
French peas, per can 10c
Can peas, 5c and up 5c
4 cans corn, 1898 pack 25c
3 cans best tomatoes 25c
2 cans best kidney beans 15c
2 cans best pumpkin 15c
Phone 1217. 2600 Filth Ave
This Week While They Last.
1899 Sterling Bicycles, list $50, this week $30.00
1889 Victor Bicycles, list $50, this week 28.00
1899 Liberty Racer Bicycles, list $60, this week 30.00
1899 Trinity Bicycles, list $50, this week 30.00
1899 Tatec Crest Bicycles, list $35, this week 22.00
Also special sale on Steam's Ball 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
i i- - - 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 i the FIRST TICKINGS of the MAY CROP.
Second. It has been clearly demonstrated by the largest and best Tea
Growers that the only way 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 and best adapted to the peculiar wants of the TEA PLANT, giving
the TEA when matured the highest combination of STRENGTH and FLA
Fourth. The growers and pickers of these goods have a standing offer
of $1,000 (one thousand dollars) to any one finding the SILVER LEAF TEA
to be anything but ABSOLUTELY PUKE AND WHOLESOME.
Call at the above named store and get a FREE SAMPLE.
VERY RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
W. C. MAUCKER.
WORK TO BE PUSHED,
An Effort to Complete the Reser
voir Before Arrival of
TRANSFER NOT YET MADE.
C0UJ.CIL AWARDS THE C0ETBA0T.
C . ErkJn to FrooMd With Operations
la Accordance With the Recommenda
tion of the Board of Engineering Experts
Wrong; Inapreaalon Remedied Settle
seat With Sennott Com.pe.nT.
Building operations are to proceed
at the reservoir plant as recommended
in the report of the engineering ex
perts, the city council, at its special
meeting last night, letting a contract
to C. J. Larkin for the remaind
er of the work. An effort will be
put forth to have the improvement
completed, excepting possibly the
fourth niter basin, and in run
ning order before the cold weather
approaches, and in the hope that this
may be accomplished, operations will
be pushed with all possible dispatch
consistent with first-class workman
A wrong impression prevails, large
ly in consequence of a report publish
ed in the Union, as to the expense of
finishing the water plant. Aid. 1'en
der explained to the council that the
144,173 estimate of the engineers was
all lor work planned in tbe original
scheme, including tbe third and fourth
niter basins, ground lor which has
not vet been broken, and the storage
re-ervoir, on which little has been
done so far. It was uot thought at
the outset the two additional filter
basins were immediately necessary,
so while they were provided lor in
Engineer Harmon's plan, money was
not appropriated at that time for their
Settlement With Sennott.
The waterworks committee has
shaved the bill of the Sennott Con-
strdction company, of Chicago, from
f4.30S.14 to $1,215.98, and it is prob
able a settlement will be effected on
that basis and the contract cancelled
One item Mr. Sennott had charged
against the municipality was for the
rental of a roller, which was secured
from the city of Peoria, and for which
payment was made by the city of
Kock Island, and not by the con
PROF. LINDBERC RESIGNS.
Surrender! Chair of Christianity and
Greek at Anraitaoit.
At the last meeting of the board of
directors of the Augustana college
Rev. Prof. P. M. Li nd berg, of the
chair of Christianity and Greek, ten
dered his resignation, which was re
luctantly accepted by the board
Prof. Li nd berg has been connected
with the institution about six years
and has now' accepted the second call
extended him by the Emanuel Luth
eran chnrch at Omaha, succeeding
Rev. Dr. J. P. Sward. The board of
directors of the college has extended
a call to Rev. C. J. Sodergren, of
Menominee, Mich., to fill the vacancy
caused bv the resignation of Trof.
The Winona and Verne Swain were
in and out.
The Volunteer was in in tbe Bur
The Rutltdge came down with a tow
of 16 strings of logs.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at 6 a. m. was 6 25 and
stationary. The temperature at noon
1 he Pilot and it. 1). Kendall came
down, those passing up being the Sco
tia, Inverness, 1'ilot, U. D. Kendall,
Rutledge and Seawing.
Ronte Includes Rock Island.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Davis, of
New York, who started on a trans
continental tour in an automobile yes
terday irom the metropolis, will, ac
cording to the itinerary of their re
markable contemplated journey, pass
through Rock Island on their ride to
San Francisco. It is too early yet,
however, to make forecast as to when
the automobile tourists will reach this
You are cordially invited to attend
the opening of Harms'' restaurant, sa
loon and summer garden tomorrow
(Saturday) night. Concert by Bieu-
er's orchestra. A first-class free
lunch served from 8 to 11 o'clock.
MAKTEXS & BfCHIIOLTZ.
Concert bv Bleuer's orchestra at
Harms' summer garden tomorrow
(Saturday) night. A
urand opening lunch at Harms' sa
loon aud restaurant, corner of Eigh
teenth street and First avenue, to
morrow (Saturday) night.
Don Coffee Agree With Ton?
If not. drink Grain-O made from
pure grains. A Jady writes: 4J.he
first time I made Grain-O I did not
I like it. but after using it for one week
1 nothing would induce me to go back
to coffee.11 It nourishes and feeds
the system. The children can drink
it freely with great benefit. It is the
strengthening substance of pure
grains. Get a package today from
your grocer, follow the directions in
making it and you will have a deli
cious and healthful table beverage for
old and young. 15 and 25 cents.
For sores, ulcers, burns, galls, piles,
nothing so good as Banner Salve, the
most healing -medicine in the world.
President Sexton Invitee Tom Loftoa to
Visit Rock Island.
The proposed transfer of the Col
umbus Western League baseball team
to Grand Rapids and the Grand Rap
ids Interstate league team to Colum
bus is still in the air and it is thought
probable it will st3y there: Torrey
son, the Grand Rapids manager,
wants (700 for his rights, and ar
rangements can be made to let Loftus
in with payment of a very small part
of that. After talking the situation
over Loftus and President Johnson,
who were in Grand Rapids yesterday,
left for Chicago, and have not since
been heard from. Loftus has his eye
on Rock Island and Des Moines, as
well as Grand Rapids, and local fans
think he will pick one of the other
towns. So that Rock Island may yet
get the desirfd franchise.
President M. H. Sexton, of the local
association, today wired Manager
Loftus asking him to come to Rock
Island and look over the field before
locating his club.
The Chicago Record of today, how
ever, states that "President Uan
Johnson, of the Western league, and
Tom Loftus. owner of the Columbus
club, brought back word from Graud
Rapids yesterday that in all proba
bility the Columbus club wculd
shortly be transferred to that town
They looked over the ground and
seemed satisfied ' that it would prove
a better location than tbe Ohio city.
According to Loftus, there are still a
few details to be settled before the
deal is closed, but the Columbus man
did not seem to anticipate any diffi
SEEKS TO REFORM OTHERS.
Stanley HI. Forrest, Who Has Done Penal
Service, Gives Warning In Time.
Stanley M. Forrest, of Davenport,
who is a reformed convict, talked to
the prisoners in tbe Rock Island
county jail yesterday afternoon and
urged upon them the duty of mend
ing their ways before it is too late
He told them of his own experiences
and prayed with them and for them
"The Easy Little Things That Get Us
Into Trouble'1 was Mr. Forrest's
topic, and he spoke from experience.
be said, lie told oi now, many
years . ago, in the cities of
Davenport and Rock Island he
began his downward career by look
ing lightly upon trivial errors in the
path of rectitude, aud how scarcely
knowing and little realizing how
rapidly he was drifting, he had gone
from bad to worse until he found
himself in a convict's cell. Mr. For
rest was reformed while in the peni
tentiary, and since his release he has
been doing missionary work in the
county jail at Davenport his former
home city, and also in. the peniten
tiary at tort Madison, where be was
at one time confined. Next Sunday
afternoon at 2 o cloe.k he will again
address the prisoners in the county
Vr. Forrest was a caller at The
Augis office last evening, and related
how years ago in Davenport he went
away from the good teachings of his
youth and shunned parental advice
until the stern arm of the law fell
upon him. lie said that the first time
he was arrested was in Rock Island
for a crime committed in Davenpert.
FREIGHT THROUGH CANAL.
Fifteen Thousand Tons Pass Milan Dar
ing Month of Jane.
The freight passing through the 4A
miles of completed canal at Milan con
sisted oi ld.UUU tons last month
Most of this was soft coal from the
mines above the Mbline bridge. A
total of 305,271 cubic yards of earth
was excavated during the mouth of
During the fiscal year ending June
30 there were 780,000 cubic yards
oi. earth excavated under contract
along the Hennepin feeder. The dis
bursements during tbe same time for
the feeder were $193,008 .05 and for tbe
western section were $ 66, 01)6.26. The
total disbursements of the year arc
Henry W. Schlotfeld, aged 83 years.
and one of Moline's oldest German
citizens, died this afternoon at 3
The funeral of Mrs. John Schenk
will occur Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock, from the home, 1219 First
street, to the Lutheran Evangelical
church on Ninth street.
The funeral of Timothy Logan, who
died at his home in Davenport,
Wednesday, was held today at Viola, 23
miles south of Rock Island. The pro
cession started at 5 this morning, and
will drive all the way there. Mr. Logan
was 83 vears of age.
Miss Martha L. Calkins, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Guernsey Calkins,
formerly residents of this city, died
at the home of her parents at Ber-
wvn, ui., July 12, aged years.
The remains will arrive at 7:20 this
evening over the C, B. & Q-', and will
be taken to Chippiannock cemetery
for interment. The body will be ac
companied by the deceased's sister,
Aliss Minnie Calkins, the Misses 11.
E. Ilanson and M. W. Lyman.
The body of Arthur Swanson, the
boy who was drowned at Moline
Wednesday evening, was found near
the Sylvan inland wagon bridge by
his father at 7 o'clock this morning.
Coroner L. V. Eektiart held an inquest,
and a verdict of accidental drowning
was brought in by thejury.
I have received more benefit from
one bottle of Foley's Kidney Cure than
from months of treatment by physi
cians,11 writes V. B. Conklia, of Bow
PATIENT AT LARGE.
Mrs. A. C. Ament, the Smallpox
Victim, Breaks From Quar
SHE WIELDS A BUTCHER OJi'E.
Forces Her Way Ont of Her Third Avenue
Apartments, Threatening to AnnlhUate
Special Officer Shelley If He Interferes
With Her Captured on Twentieth. Street
Necessity for Rigid rrecaatlons.
Mrs. A. C. Ament, the smallpox
patient, created a sensation last night
by forcing her wav out or the quaran
tine limits by the aid of a butcher
knife, with which she threatened to
annihilate Special Officer John Shel
ley, who is guarding her apartments
on Third avenue. Mrs. Ament is ap
parently of an extremely nervous aud
excitable frame of mind, and during
the day sat at a window and addressed
remarks to people who happened by
the house. About 10:30 in tbe night
she asked permission to take a walk,
and when her request was refused
she procured an ugly knile and lorth
with commanded the officer to clear the
way for her. She was followed to
Twentieth street, where she was cap
tured, by Health Commissioner Craig,
and taken back to her home.
Mrs. Ament's escapade should serve
as a forcible reminder to the police
authorities of the' necessity of main
taining rigid quarantine, for, while
the sick woman's temporary release
may not be attended by auy serious
results, it goes to show what a disas
trous spread of the disease might
have followed had the case been of a
And, too, the city should fortify
itself by having suitable accommoda
tions in case the emergency should
develop. At 11 events, the city
ought to be able to control those
suffering from the disease.
Health Commissioner Craig went
out with the health committee this
afternoon on an inspection of suita
ble quarters for a pest house, should
such accommodations be deemed
advisable. The old abattoir was
found to bo in no condition
Dr. Craig reports, for such uses. The
health committee meets tonight to
further consider the situation, when
Dr. Craig, Sr., who is advising with
his son on the treatment of the case.
will have recommendations to make.
Spread Due to Negligence.
There is no doubting that the spread
of the malady in any form is due to
rank neglig'ence. All cases that
have appeared in this vicinity are
traceable to Le Claire, where the pre
cautionary measures were anything
but in keeping with the dangerous
character of the disease. From Le
Claire it was carried to Davenport and
from Davenport to Kock Island.
MAYOR IS FROM MISSOURI.
Moline's Kiecntlve Tells Promoter Blair
He Must He Shown.
Mayor Wessel, of Moline. brought
rrank P. Hlair, or the kock island
Eastern Illinois railway, up with a
round turn Wednesday. Mr. Blair
wanted the citv to grant him certain
further concession's for his road to be,
and the mayor told him that when th
city saw some tangible evidence that
the road was to be built and accrue to
the benefit of the town, there would
be time enough for granting further
gifts to the company.
Thus far," said the mayor, "the
city has given everything and as yet
has received nothing in return. The
company has the best, of the bargain
so far, and until the city sees where
it is going to get something back
nothing more will be given to this
Crops In Pine Condition.
Ex-Senator W. F. Crawford, of Edg
ington, who was in the city yester
day, reported corn in fine shape, with
prospect of the best yield in years,
this notwithstanding the backward
planting season, with necessity of re
planting in numerous instances, in
consequence or the spring rains.
Coroner L. V. Eckhart, who came in
last evening from a trip through the
county, brings glowing reports of the
wheat prospects, so that in an agri
cultural way Rock Island county
promises to give a good account of
herself this fall.
"An Empty Sack Cannot Stand Upright."
Neither can poor, weak, thin blood
nourish and sustain the ' physical sys
tem. For strength of nerves and
muscles there must be pure rich, vig
orous blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla is
the standard preparation for tbe blood
and iti many remarkable cures and
the fact that, it does everybody good
who takes it prove it is just what you
need if you are weak and languid.
Hood's Pill do not gripe. All drug
gists, 25 cents.
A Little Known Fact
That most serious diseases originate
in disorder of the kidneys. No hope
of good health while the kidneys are
wrong. Jtoley's Kidney cure is guar
anteed to make the kidneys right.
For Over Fifty Tears -
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes tbe child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
Is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25
cents a bottle.
Iba Kind Kw HawAiirm Brag!
Buys our$3.00 or $3.50 quality.
Genuine welt shoes. Best of
stock. Won't last long at this
Are Great Bargains.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.1
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Our Stock Must be Reduced
And the surest way to accomplish It Is to abandon
all Idea of profit and offer high-grade merchan
dise at and belcw cost. That Is precisely what
we are doing In this
Clearing Prices in Boy's Attire.
Boy's Junior Suits, 3 to 8 sizes, $2 to $3.25 goods $1.75
Boy's finest Ion? pants Suits, ages 12 to 15, worth $(5.50,
" $6.95 and $7.50, for.. . $5.00
Boy's long pants Suits, ages 11 to 19, worth $5 to $5.75 for $3.75
All 45c and 50c Crash Hats 25C
Odds and ends of 50c waists 25C
Boy's Summer Underwear, 25c and 80c garments 19c
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
Beauty Is Uppermost
Is the work of the Rock Island
Steam Laundry. By modern
methods and careful and skilled -help
their laundry work k the best
that is turned out in this ..vicinity.
Their services is prompt and pa
trons are treated with courtesy.
Hoc J Island Steam Laundro
BAUERSFELD & SEXTON
1814 Third Ave. Telephone 1293-
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EXCITEMENT IN TINWARE.
The extraordinary values we offer in
house furnishing goods this week
should bring us a host of buyers. That
is why we are satisfied to cut a big
slicfe off ordinary prices.
Some of the goods we are almost
giving away although the quality is
up to our usual standard, but we hope
by this means to introduce our name
into a thousand home's.
Hardware, Stoves, Paints -and
Bicycles and Sundries.
303 Twentieth Stmt.