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THE AEGUB, THUBSDAT? JTTLT 27, 1899.
the most inspiring words ever spoken to him
were when a farmer after hearing him deliver a
great speach shook his .hand and said, "Mr.
Webster you never did your best yet." So it is
with Shield's cash grocery, it hasn't done its best
yet. It has accomplished great things in the
past made groceries sell at fair prices in Rock
Island and saved much money to the public.
But it remains for the future to bring out it's
greater possibilities. Do your trading at Shield's
Cash Grocery and you will get bargains without
asking for them.
PICRIC IS A SUCCESS, s
something about goats. I had a
chum that owad one. I bad watched
If nt.ftit a f!ma t tiarl coofi film an
I. H UldUJ a WUJC.. uu u.w. w
peaceable and kind that you could
play with his funny whiskers. He
Closing Festivities of Woodmen's ! always seemed .o full of humility to
I me when he was ieeaing comemeaiy
on rubber boots, tin cans and pasty
bills off the bill boards, that 1
Annual at Black Hawk's
! outcome op the sportbtg etests,
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 12 Jc
Cornstarch, per package 4c
Hardwood toothpicks, per package 3c
Pure Cream toilet soap, 3 in box,
per box 0c
Brick cheese, by brick, per pound 12Jo
Choice rice, per pound 5c
XXXX coffee, per package 10c
Loose coffee, per pound 10c
Eaco flour, per sack 1.10
The best flour made.
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 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, 180S pack 25c
3 cans best tomatoes 25c
2 cans best kidney beans 15c
2 cans best pumpkin 15c
Plione 1217. 2tfOO Fifth 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 Patee 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.
They Go Together.
The man who is continually run
ning to the plumbers for repairs is
sure to go sooner or later, to the doc
tors. Poor plumbing breeds bad
health. Typhoid fever lurks in im
proper plumbing. There i. but one
way to have plumbing done and that
is to have it properly done. Have
your plumbing done right or do with
out it. We oiler you the best and at
as a low a price as it can possibly be
All at rock bottom prices. Call
and examine them.
AJ7en. Myeizs & Cowusnw
Oproslte Harper House. 1821 SECOXD 1TB
Speeches by Maj. C. W. Hawes, C. T.
Searle and M. jr. McEnlrj I. J. Cary
Elected President of Tenth Coofret
lonal Association Immense Gathering;
of People Sapper and Entertainment.
All who attended the second annual
picnic of the Tenth Congressional Dis
trict Wood in en association seem to
have had a splendid time and got their
money's worth. The out of town
folks who returned to their homes in
special trains last night appeared
pretty well tired, but none the less
happy, and all said they would be
with us next year, and would noise
it among their friends, that it took
the Woodmen of the Tenth district to
arrange a picnic and provide for the
accommodation and entertainment of
a large crowd of people. The Watch
Tower durinjr yesterday afternoon
was a sea of faces. It was estimated
that there were 15,000 people there.
It was all that Manager Charles Mc-
llurh and his increased force of as
sistants could do to handle the pat
ronage at tbe inn, which was jammed
with humanity. It was an orderly
gathering, however, the daypassing
off without an unpleasant incident to
mar the enjoyment of the occasion
Altogether the picnic was a great sua
cess, attracting one of the largest
gatherings of people ever seen in the
city. To G. II. McKown, the retiring
president of the association, is duo
the credit therefor, for he has labored
incessantly and untiringly since the
date was decided on.
la addition to those mentioned in
last nijiht's Akuls, there were ad
dresses by several which could not be
jriven on account of the lateness of
M. J. McEnirv, of Moline, after hu
morous introductory remarts, praised
the successful manner in which the
Woodmen order was being conducted
by its present officers. Mr. McKniry
stated that the reason iraternal insur
ance societies are so successful is be
cause all but a small percentage of
their collections aie paid out in death
claims, there being no enormous sala
ries or stockholders' dividends.
State's Attorney C. J. Searle amused
the audience immensely with his de
scription of the lodge room goat.
"This might be' aptly termed the
are of secret societies. Most of these
secret societies are great civilizers.
have mvself felt and keenly felt-, their
civilizinjr influence. I remember well
the lirst one I ever joined. As soon
as my application went in I began to
realize that my prospective brothers
were greatly interested in me. Many
of them quietly gave me tips on what
I would have to so through and what
I should do 'to be saved.' Indeed,
when initiation night linally came
around I knew so much that 1 coufess
I was a trille nervous. I had taken a
bath and was properly dressed for the
occasion, although it wasn't Saturday
night or Sunday, as Mark Twain said,
regardless 01 whether 1 needed it or
not. Quito a number of us went in
that same night. We were all there
promptly on lime. As my particular
friends hlel through the ante-room
each of them took particular pains to
extend a sympathizing hand. This,
of course, tended to allay my nervous
ness. 1 talked as brave as a bpartacus
to the gladiators. We could hear dim
and in u Hied sounds and mysterious
tramping. Finally after what seemed
to me several hours, a man came out
of the hall dressed in siranjre and im
pressive garb. He rigged out and
took all the other applicants in but
me. I saw that I had been overlooked
and I told him that I was an appli
cant, lie only nodded his head. I
didn't know what was up. I thought
mav be 1 had been rejected and won
dered if I could get my money back.
It didn't take the other fellows long
to get through. I then knew it was
easy. 1 was to be specially honored.
I was to be initiated alone and not
with the common herd. For some
reason or other, every lodge I have
joined has honored me in the same
way. I don t think 1 have ever miss
ed a number on the program. Well,
I was blindfolded. I didn't like that
very well. When I was a boy and
played blindiuan's butt I never liked
to be "it." And then that bandage
would prevent my looking into the
kind eves of my dear friends. Well
then we but I tnusn't reveal the se
crets of the lodge room. After a while
the bandage was - removed. I looked
around for my friends. They were
cowed and didn't dare to recognize
He Was In For It.
'I knew I was in for it. I resolved
at least to go through with dignity.
had undertaken the hardest job of
my lite, i nau ueen cantiocea to ao
everything I was told to do. Here I
got ray foot into it bad. I can re
member about everything that hap
pens in a law suit that lasts for
weeks, but some way or other I
couldn't remember anything at all
that night. Finally a crisis came.
1 came near getting thrown out oi
the hall. I was sorry I ever applied,
and I believe I said so. Oh yes. I
nearly forgot one experience I had,
thab l think I can properly tell, for so
far as I know it is a common experi
ence in all lodge rooms. I had al
ways beard of riding tbe goat. I
knew that was a hoax, that is, I
. . i . t i ... T . i . . r i
tnougni l K.uew iu a luougnt x ucw j
little dreamed of. his pride and
arrogance. It is true he had
chased me up a ladder and kept m
there two hours, but I thought it was
only play. Anyway I knew too much
about goats to be fooled by anybody
telling me I would have to ride one.
knew civilized men wouldn't submit
anybody to such a test, that is
thought I knew it. Right there is
where I made a fatal mistake,
wasn t civilized yet. W hen 1 was a
bov I broke a good many horses, in.
cludincr some Texas broncoes, to ride
Since 1 have" been joining lodges I am
2 lad I did. All boys ought to be edu
cated to break broncoes. When they
get old enough to join lodges, it will
do them more good than all the Greek
or Latin or English literature theyever
learned. Another thing I want to say
right here, when I was in college
played football. I am glad of i
Some people thinK lootoau is awiui
rough. It isn't; it is innocent pas
time of children compared to ridiug i
lodsre eoat. It may be there are dif
ferent kinds of lodsre troats. If there
are I have never found any. I have
joined so many lodges thai all goats
look alike to me. Noah made the
mistake of hi3 long honored and val
uable life when he hunted up a pair
of billy goats and took 'em into the
irk. If I would have been in that
ark, I would have walked out before
I would have rode in there with those
goats. I don't see what he wanted
of 'em. He didn't know anything
about secret societies. If ever I meet
Noah I am roinr to tell him how
much trouble his short-si
caused mankind in the ) 9th century.
There may be some here today who
never rode the goat. I don't want to
scare anybody. Join a secret society,
Join the M. W. A. It is surprising
how much a man can stand. 1 mined
and am still here. There is no bond
of s'mpathy between me and my
brothers that no man can fully ap
preciate who hasn't ridden the goat."
Maj. Ilawes Speaks.
Head Clerk Hawes was the last
speaker. As it was growing late, he
saw it would be necessary for him to
make his speech brief. He gave some
interestinsr'facts as follows: "There
aie 101 camps in the Tenth Congres
sional district. Those camps have
contributed since their organization.
up to May 31st last, moneys to tbe
society as follows: Beneht fund
$552,788 93; general fund, $64.S30.86,
a rrand total of 617,119.79. They
have drawn out of the benefit fund
durioir the same period, a total of
$625,325.47 or. In other words, they
have drawn Out $72,o3t. 5imore than
they have contributed. Who here
will say it does not pay to be a Wood
man? lou have been given $72,1)00
more than you have contributed
At the conclusion of the speaking
the sports program was announced
Thirteen started in the bicycle road
race, which was won by oeorge
Greim, of Moline. James Fisher won
tbe 100 yard dash, J. Brodwick the
potato race, W. H. Davis the wheel
barrow race, and J. Brodwickthe sack
race. V . Brown caught the greasy
pig and Will Davis climbed the greased
Four teams took part in the Fores
ters' prize drill: Muscatine wasaward-
ed first money, $ 50; Catup.No 809, Rock
Island, second, 20; Canto JNo. Jo,
Rock Island, third. $10. The judges
were Lieut. -Col. Rittilsen and Capt.
Ciendenin, Moline; Maj. Dalzell, Dav
enport, and Capt. McConochie and
Lieut, lnbbs, of Hock Island
The exercises were interspersed with
music by liieuer's band and songs by
the Svea male chorus.
Sapper and a Show.
The head office clerks had prepared
an elegant spread on a cool green spot
on tbe river bank east of the tower,
to which they invited the head officers
and a number of friends. All squatted
on the eround and partook of the
good things offered with a relish. It
was no ordinary picnic lunch, for the
younff ladies knew there would be
some sharp appetites to appease,
They served coffee and cake, lemon
ade, sandwiches, fruit, meats, salad,
pickles, olives and toothpicks. When
all had cotten their fill Mai. C.W.
Hawes, acting as toastraaster, an
nounced that the next move would bo
toward the old pavilion, which is lo
cated a short distance westof where the
supper was served, and where it was
stated there would be a show tbe fin
est on earth. Assembling at the pavil
ion Mai tlawes called upon t. U. Van
Galder, editorof the.Modern Woodman,
to preside as toastmaster. The first
number was the Woodman "Organum
Humanum," a burlesque in which sev
eral disguised young ladies and gentle
men took part, one standing on a box
and striking the others on the head with
mallet when they werewanted to
sing. Happy speeches followed by Head
Consul Northcott, General Attorney
W. White. Director B. D. Smith
and P. J. Cary. The balance of the
program was unique and original and
consisted of: "Mary Had a Little
Lamb," F. B. Hawes; "The House
That Jack Built."M. T. Stevens; "Illi-!
nois, M. . A. quartet; "1 winkle
Twinkle, Little Star," J. F. Munger;
Residence of Mrs. Constance
ENTBAECE THROUGH THE CELLAR.
Furniture In Every Boom Turned I'pslde
Down Hatchet I'sed to Effect an En
tranceA Bold Theft on Second Arenue
Till Carried Prom a Store and Bobbed
-O. her Police Matt err. ,
Burglars executed a daylight job at
the residence of Mrs. Constauce Mu
lack. 829 Fifteenth street, yesterday,
during the absence of the family.
Every room in the house was ran
sacked, the furnishings appearing as
though they had been attacked by a
cyclone. The intruders first explored
the woodshed, where they secured a
hatchet, with which they forced open
the cellar door. Once iu the base
ment they experienced little difficulty
in getting into the living apartments.
Several pieces of jewelry were taken.
If the burglars expected to find money
they were screly disappointed, as
none was left in4 the house by the
A bold theft, the facts of which the
police department has just come into
possession of, occurred the other night,
during business hours, when tbe cash
register in Crampton's book store was
carried into the alley and touched for
Johnny Jones was fined $10 and
costs for assault and battery.
A warrant was issued for the arrest
of Mrs. H. Boetcher for shoplifting at
Young & McCombs'.
Mitchell Goldstein, arrested at tbe
Watch Tower last night by Deputy
Sheriffs Ileider and Andrews, for con
ducting a gambling game, was today
fined $30 and costs by Magistrate
Quite a stir was caused today among
local wholesale liquor dealers over the
presence in the city of two Chicago
attorneys claiming to represent an
eastern firm which controls a brand
of liquor that is protected by a copy
righted label. They found in the
stock of tbe Rock Island dealers imi
tation goods bearing counterfeit la
bels. The attorneys made proposi
tions to settle for a certain amount.
to repay the firm for the damage it
had sustained by reason of the sale of
the bogus goods instead of the orig'
inal. The dealers at first thought
they were being bamboozled and laid
their case before State's Attorney
Searle. He made an investigation and
learned that the Chicago gentlemen
were performing a legitimate mission
At the parsonage of Grace Lutheran
church at o o clock last eveninjr was
celebrated the marriage of Albin Swan-
son, of Moline, anil Miss Minnie
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lim
burg, of this city, Rev. J. L. Murphy
olliciatinjr. Robert Weander, of Mo
line, was best man. and Miss Rose
Kruse, of Rock Island, bridesmaid
A wedding feast was served at the
residence of the bride's parents at the
conclusion of the ccremou v. Mr. and
Mrs. Swanson will make their home
at 14141 Fourth avenue, Moline. the
croom being a clerk in Deere & Co'.s
Clyde Spanglin and Miss Emma
Laschider, Joliet excursionists, were
married yesterday by Justice W. F.
Hells One Make and KIdes Another.
James Barclay, winner of the time
prize in yesterday's road race, is sell
ing agent in Moline for the Rac-cle
neople. He has sold a large number
of them in Moline this year. He has
ridden their racing wheel for four
years. About a week ago he by chance
tried Johnson s bteam s racer on tbe
track, and as the saying is "A Stearns
once tried a Stearns you'll ride." It
was all off with the Racycle from that
minute on. lie went to Mohne, sold
his old wheel and next day ordered a
Yellow Fellow. He has since ordered
a ladies' chainless, same make, liar
clay knows a good thing. He wants
a wheel that don't kill him to ride up
hill. Ride a Stearns' chainless and be
The Kewanee baseball team won
from the M.&K's. at the Twelfth street
park yesterday afternoon by a score
of 12 to 1. But seven innings were
played. The lineup of the teams was:
Rock Island Avery, p; Griffin, c;
Meanor, lb; Auld. 2b; South, ss;
Smith, 3b; Schmidt, If; Lidders, cf;
Gothardt. rf. Kewanee Faulkner,
c; Burns, p; Bruner, 2b; Reynolds, lb;
Ahl. ss; Siegrist, Sb: Arnt, if; Morgan,
cf; O'Connor, rf.
For the Sake of Fan, Mischief is Done."
A vast amount of mischief is done,
too, because people neglect to keep
their blood pure. The mischief ap
pears in eruptions, dyspepsia, indi
gestion, nervousness, kidney diseases
and other ailments. This mischief.
fortunately, may be undone by tbe
faithful use of Hood's Sarsaparilla.
which cures all diseases originating in
or promoted by impure blood.
Hood's Pills cures all liver ills. Jfon-
1 , .1 A . - . . T T W- 1 I 1 I k I
" I -J I m mail in Mliftf f rr m ciiin-tmAv
aie o y.vook; recitation, airs, w- complljnt and lwel troubles. Mull's
A-tT ; recitation, iiauie aicurory; Li ,htning Specific. Doctors prescribe
. . it. It's iruaranteed. 2o cents at T.
iecK, Kseorze x. Morgan: "vjiu!
Mother Hubbard," F. E. Graves; solo,
Miss EdithQuavle; "Jack Be Nimble," I A wheelman's tool bag isn't com-
W. A. Crandall; cake walk. Fritz and j plete without a bottle of Dr. Thomas
lady, Sneefleet and lady, and others; Eclectrlc Oil. Heals cuts, bruises.
"Annie Rooney." J. E. Fenry; M- W. stings, sprains. Monarch over pain.
j t or sale by Marshall sc Usher.
Pairs of Ladies' Oxfords in
' Tan and Black.
50 Cents a Pair.
Not a pair worth less than $1.25 and most of
them frcm $2.50 to $4. They must move.
Ladies will find a large assortment to select
THE BARGAIN GIVER.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island.
AMAZING LOW PRICES
Consequent on Stock Reduction.
Uaparalleled offer in men's suits, f 9.80, f9.50, $9 and 8.40
Men's suits that have sold at higher prices, many of
them heavy enough to wear next fall, reduced to. . . .
Boys suits, our nobby styles that sold heretofore at f 12,
$14, and f 16, guaranteed in every respect
Men's trousers, unrestricted choice of any pant, f6,
$5.75, and $5.50, all in
Boys and girls Tam O'Sbanters, in crash, duck,
Crash and Straw Hats Less Than Cost
Men's and boys and children's bats, $1, 75c and 50c
25c straw hats
SOMMERS & La VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
Cleveland and Crawford Bicycles.
$25, $35, $50, $65, $75.
M. H. WILCHER.
ROBT. SFilYTHE Agent,
Continued on Filth pafe.
Plenty of thing right here to make
tbe hot weather not only endurable,
And the price at which we offer
them is not going to make anyone
hot. except tbe man who charges a
higher price for equal quality, and be
Just think of these and get cool.
303 Twentieth 5 1 re n.