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THIS AH&TJS. SUNDAY. DECKMBEB 1 7, 1899,
But cheap enough to let the public know that
Shield's cash grocery can make offerings that
are worth the while to take advantage of.
-Though in a new store the old values are still
given and with better service and a determina
tion to be always leading the van of fair prices.
You are invited to bme and get ycur money's
20 ponnds granulated sugar f 1.00
New citron per pound 17Jc
Egg plums 3 pound can.. .. 10c
Green gages 3 pound can 10c
Black berries 3 pound can 10c
Raspberries 3 pound can 10c
Peas per can 5c and up.
French red kidney beaus 2 for. 15c
Corn new packed, 4 cans 25c
Tomatoes new packed, 3 cans.. 25o
Dr. Price's bak powder, per lb 39c
6 pounds of rice 25c
Bulk cocoanut per pound 17Jc
Schepps coccanut J pound pkg. 8c
Schepps cocoanut J pound pkg. 15c
Phone 121?. 2600 Flftti Ave
Spalding and B. G. I. Golf
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Doxing gloves, punching
bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all
kinds. Bicycles aid sundries. Repairing of
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clp of thunder.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street, Rock Island.
YOU ADMIRE IT.
The best room is the bath room, if
the plumbing has ben properly done.
You are sure lo approve the work we
do for you. We take no chances,
leave no weak spots to break and cause
trouble, allow no opportunity for bad
odors or sewer gas. Our plumbing
insures health to the household, as
well as comfort and satisfaction.
Allen . Mvers &
Oproslte Harper House
Cteap to D3 Go
Schepp's crem fruit pud'g.S pks 29c
New prunes, per lb 5c
Dried peaches, per lb 10c
Sapolo 8c. or 2 for 15c
Schepps coconnut 1 pound pkg. 25c
e w York buckwheat per sack. 35c
Graham flour per sack 20c
Enco flour per sack $1.10
Pancake flour 3 pkgs, Richilieu 25c
Saur kraut, per gal 20c
2 pkgs. 1776 washingpewder. . 5c
Pyramid washing powder, 4 pound
I pound good smoking tobacco. 23c
Whole cod lish per lb. 5c and. 8c
II bars U. N. O. soap 25c
3 pounds of mixed candy 25c
Chewing tobacco, per pound. . . 28c
FOR THE KITCHEN.
The preparation of delicious and
nourishing dishes is made easy when
the kitchen conveniences are ample.
We have plenty of cooking spoons,
forks, soup ladles, etc., besides por
celain lined stewing and canning ket
ties, bread and cake pans to delight
1321 SECQ5D 1YI
GAVE HIM ONE DOLLAR
The Jury's Disposition of Capt.
Ranson's Clam for
IS SUIT AGAINST THE AEGU3.
Verdict Reached Inside of Fire Honrs
Outcome of the Proceedings In tbe
Circuit Court Attending Circumstances
of a Case Which Developed Many
Novel Points of Law.
The trial of the suit for damages of
Capt. W. J. Ranson against The
Amies came to a close in the circuit
court at 3:45 yesterday afternoon,
when the jury returned a verdict for
the plain till, assessing the damage at
$1. 1'he amount claimed was $ 10.000
The case went to the jury at 10:45
in the morning. The evening before
Hon. Wi'lium Jackson hud delivered
the concluding argument for the de
fense aud two hours of tbe morning
following had bee n devoted to the re
marks by J. T. Krnwi rthy in bebalf
of the plaintiff. I hen came the in
structions of Judge Gest to the jury,
and the cane was submitted.
Acquitted of tliee.
Although favorable to the plaintiff
as a It-gal proposition the lioiuiial
amount fixed oi ly ' emphasize the
greater victory br.iri d r.y the dt--feudantr,
for it fully aud amply ac
quits then of the charge of actiiil
malice, aud wil ful misrepresentation
of facts, which the pliimitT strenu
ously insisted upon. Tbe outcome
fullv sustains the defendants in the
contention that the article published,
as a result of which the suit, was
brought, was inserted without th-
sligntest feelings of ill will toward
It was admitted that the publica
tion complained of was untrue. lut it
was insisted that it was a mistake,
aud that The Auucs was misled. It
will be readily recalled that TheAkgi s
took e:i'Iy opportunity at the time to
acknowledge the mistake that had
been innocently made, and to relieve
Capt. Hanson of any suspicion, but
under the peculiar rules of law that
govern the trial of libel cases, the
real defense setting forth the good
faith and extenuating circumstance",
and undertaking no purpose of justifi
cation, could not be presented The
sta'ement of the article having been
admitted to be incorrect, and
involving the additional misfortune
of a typographical error, would not
permit t'-e defendants to show that
the paper had been deceived as to the
facts. The law of evidence in libel
cases shuts out the defendants from
showing the defense is a fur one.
although not a legal one, under the
strict titles governing proceedings of
this character. However, to the law
we respectfully and cheerfully yield,
highly gratilied that a jury of fair and
honorable men has fully exonerated
those accused from malice or delib
Chances for Error Are Many.
The publication of a newspaper is
always full of hazard. There are
many chances for unintentional error,
and mistakes typographically and oth
erwise. In spite of the utmost cau
tion, accidents will occur, and it is a
source of sincere satisfaction to know
that a jury of good nin has fully tic
quittcii all the defendants of any evil
intent in tbe circuiustjinces which
have been inquired into.
The case bristled with novel aud in
teresting points of law which brought
into combat the talent, energy and
earnestness cf the opposing counsel
For The Altars' own part it has only
words of appreciation and congratu
lation for those who so ably and bril
liantly conducted its ca-e. The Akgus
was represented by H-n. Widiain
Jackson, II n. E. W. Hurst an Hon.
William McEniry. The attorneys for
the plaintiff were J. T. Kenwortbvaud
J L. Haas.
The jury in the ease w composed
of tbe f Mowing: T. M. Martin
Jirues John-ton. Buffalo Prairie;
Harry Lee Hampton; Charles Htnna,
Rural; William Benck, E. K. Lind. J.
E- Mulcrone, Moliue; Louis Miller,
Clarence Pratt. Rock Island; Charles
Askw. Port Byron; Man ford Cunning
hum, Drury; Nathan Erickson, south
Miss Helen K. Piatt has on sale each
afternoon, and also teaches water col
ors and art novelties of all kinds for
gifts. Children taught carefully. Orig
inal pictures of Historic Oid Fort
Armstrong." with cave and first
bridge. Call at 606 Eighteenth street.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve.
Was the result of his splendid health
Indomitable will and tremendous en
ergy are not found where stomach,
liver, kidney and bowels are out of
order. If you want these qualities
and the success they bring, use Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They develop
every power of brain and body. Only
25 cents at Hartz & Ullenieyer's drug
Fhelp's '-C" Coueh. Cold and
Croup cure is guaranteed. It cures
chronic cases. It is out of the old
rat. For asthma and all other lung
troubles Uke "4-C." The Harper
Every family should have its house
hold medicine chest and . the first
bottle in it should be Dr. Wood's Nor
way Pine Syrup. Nature's remedy
for coughs and colds. For sale by
Marshall & Fisher, druggists.
At Charles Ullemeyer's.
THE MOON IN A SHADOW
Bock Island Treated to an Eclipse Last
According to the announced pro
gram, there was nearly a total eebpse
of the moon last night, when many
people were out to witness the phe
nomena. ' The moon entered the shadow about
5:30 o'clock p m., reaching the max
imum about 8, and leaving the shadow
at 9:30. The earth's shadow covered
the moon with the exception of a very
small portion. Tbe obscured planet
appeared as a red di-k at the time-of
tbe greatest obscuration. The eclipse
was visible over nearly all the United
States. Europe and pa'rts of Africa.
Prof. Richard Mansill, the astrono
mer, when seen by an Argcs reporter,
said he had not paid wore than
passing attention Jto the eclipse, which
ne stated was not an extraordinary
thing, as it was usual to look for two
eclipses of the moon each year.
MORE ATHLETIC EVENTS.
Jack Leonard Arranges Several Boats for
Jack Leonard 1-ift for Chicago yes-terd-ty.
He arrived home from New
York and the eait Friday. He will re
main inChictgi until Monday, when
he will return. Mr. Leonard has ar
ranged several bouts, which will be
given in Davenport during the winter.
Air. Leonard, however, does not de
si e to give out any information con
cerning the coming bouts for a tew
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Fred Pollard is in Grand Crossing
Miss Annie Rowe, of Sunny Hill,
visited in the city yesterday.
E. G. Carson, of Louisville. Ky.,
is visiting friends in the city.
Hon. A. R. Talbot and wife, of Lin
coln, Neb., are at the Harper.
W. H. Dawson and Charles Ward,
of Minneapolis, are in the city.
Miss Anna Daxon. of Omaha, is vis
iting her brother, S. It. Daxon.
Mrs. Kate Smith and diughter, of
Dacomo, 111., are at thi Harper.
Mr?. Ji-bn Williams, of 524 Elm
street, is sick with typhoid fever.
S. A. Ramsey, wife and daughter,
of Woonsocket, S. D., are in the city
Mrs. Bertha L. Topping, of Minne
apolis, is registered at the Harper
Mr. and Mis. Don Allars, 3305 Fifth
avenue, are the proud parents of a
Supervisor and Mrs. Olof Atkinson
and family left todav for a visit at
Dr. M. H. ratten is probably the
happiest and proudest man in Rock
Inland today. The occasion is tbe ad
vent of a bright-eyed baby daughter,
who arrived at the Patten home Fri
Rock Island friends have received
the information that Capt. and Mrs
A. M Blakesley have arrived in New
York after a 14-days' voyage through
the Mediterranean and across the At
lantic. ' They will be home for Christ
mas. The Tucson club has issued invita
tions for a dancing party to be given
Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, at In-d.u-trial
hall. F. Adelbert Head,
Harry Schreiner and Jay E. Clarkson
are the committee on arrangements.
The patronesses of the affa'rare: Mrs.
Frank Mixter, Mrs W. H. Marshall,
Mrs. George M. Kerns and Mrs. War
ren H. Reck
The fir-t of a series of dancing par
ties arranged by the Rock Island In
dustrial Home association was given
Friday evening at the associa
tion's hall, proving a happy social
function. Tbe music was furnished
by Bleuer's orchestra. The next par
ty, which will occur Dec. 29, will be
t masquerade, and doubtless will be
The recital by the pupils of Augus
tana conservatory Friday evening was
a treat to the fiicuds of the you-g
folks who attended, showing rarefil
work on the part of pupi4aud instruc
tor The pr-gr-m consisted of piano
solos by Alma Wahlerg Frank Frie
stat. Linda Nelson and Eflie Johnson;
vocal solos by Jessie Wollmer, chapel
choir aud Winnifred Keim; recita
tions by Mary Roderick and Emayline
Tomlinson, tbe latter a graceful Orion
young lady, who bason several previ
ous occasions delighted Rock Island
au lienc s.
A Bright Aombor.
The anniversary number of the
Tri-City Unionist has made its ap
pearaute and is indeed a bright par
ticular number. It is enclosed in an
attractive red cover, is finely illus
trated as usu'U.is intelligently edited
and tyjKgraphically neat.
i'arm For Kent.
The Henderson farm, near month
of Turkey hollow, two miles below
Milan " acres of which 115 acres
is bottom land, cultivated, remainder
pasture, will be rented for one year or
term of years. Curtis & Ciktis.
Rock Inland, 111
Tbe dining room of the Mrs. Clark
company, 151-153 Wabash avenue.
Chicago, is the best appointed and
most modern restaurant in the city.
It has been recently refitted, improved
and enlarged and has an elaborate
menu at moderate prices. It caters
to those who demand the best. The
restaurant for men only, on the sev
enth floor of tbe association buildiog.
153 La Salle street, is also run by this
company and is equally inviting and
Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man
a clear head, an active brain, a strong,
vigorous body makes him fit for the
battle of life. For sale by Marshall &
SWEPT BY FLAMES.
Two Buildings Valued at $3,200
Destroyed at Coal
BURS IS THE EARLY MOBHTETG.
Fire Originates in the Massnle and Odd
Fellow Headquarters and Spreads to the
Besidenee of Edward Stader, Both of
WMch Are Totally Wiped Oat The
Coal Valley was visited by a destruc
tive fire at a"n early hour yesterday
morning, resulting in a total loss uf
3.200. The buildings burned were
2-story frame owned aud j intly oc
pied bv Valley lod6 No. 517, A. F.
Jfc A. M. anl Coal Valley lodge 1. O.
O. F., and the 2-story residence of
The blaze was discovered at 4:30 a.
m. The whole village was aroused,
but the lltmcs had male such head
way that efforts to stop their progress
would have been useless as Coal Val
ley is without modern hre-fighting ap
paratus, aud there wms nothing far the
townspeople to do but to stand by and
watch the flames waste their fury.
Origin In known.
The origin of the tire is a mystery.
The theory is, however, that it started
from a defective flue as there had been
a tire in the lodge room stove on the
second lloor of the hall building dur
ing the meeting of the Masons the
evening before. AJjoiiiing the struc
ture about 75 feat to the south was
the home of Edward Studer, and
which also fell ready prey to the bla.e,
catching from sparks that were car
ried by the wind.
There was insurance of $ 1.400 on
the lodge building andfuniture, while
the btuder home was insured for fb'jo,
HL.IZK AT THK l'LOW WORKS.
An Employe Injured and S1SO Damage
Herbert Gates, an employe, is suf-
fering from severe burns in the hand
and arms, and the company is nam
aged in property $150 in consequence
of a tire at the Rock Island plow
works at 5:4 vesterdav afternoon
the contents of a paint tank becoming
ignited from a lamp in the hands of
Gates. Williain Huntley, a fellow
workman, seeing Gates' clothing afire,
went to his rescue, throwing his over
alls about his arms and smothering
the llioies. which were rapidly en
veloping his body. The lltmes in the
piint tank were extinguished by drop
ping the metal lid over the tank. A
call was sent to the lire companies.
who responded in good time but their
services were not required, as the
blaze was under control before they
The December session of the county
board of supsrvisors was concluded
Friday afternoon. The following
resolution offered by Supervisor
Stofrt. was adopted:
Whereas, There are a large number
of cases on the books of the sheriff in
which the costs have not b.cn paid;
therefore be it
Resolved, That the sheriff be and
Is hereby instructed to notify the
parties interested to pay said costs
without further delay.
The funeral of Eddie R-ibe w:n held
from the home of his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Hans Rabe, 828 Twenty-first
street, Fdnay afternoon at
o'clock. W. S. Marquis, of the
Broad wav Presbyterian church, offi
ciated. The pallbearers were: Ernest
Schillinfer. Flovd Norton. 0-car Liitt.
Charles McCarty, Arthur Huesing and
Henry bchocker. interment was at
State Superintendent of Public In
struction Biyliss will throw open his
ofhee at the cipitol building next
Tuesday for the meeting of the board
of trustees of the proposed muittry
tract normal school. He has made
this offer aud says if it is not large
enough for tbe meetings the supreme
court room can be secured. It is be
lieved the deadlock will be broken at
this meeting and tbe school finally
Large -t stock of ice skates in the
eity, 50 cents up to $3. Only stock of
roller skates, full ball bearing club.
Duplicate whist boards and cards.
Records, 20 cents, while they last
Gas lamp', etc.
Si-kckk, 1730 Second avenue.
Our store wi'l be open evenings
until Christ mas.
A. J. Smith &Sn Davenport.
It Hits the spot.
When suffering from a severe cold
and your throat and lungs feel sore,
take a dose of Foley's Honey and Tar,
when tbe soreness will at once be re
lieved, a warm grateful freling and
healing of the parts affected will be
experienced and Ton will say: It
feels no good, it nits tbe spot."
H olid a y Slippers
Men's Embroidered Chenille Slippers EZQf
Imitation Alligator Slippers i!$5 00
Black or Tan Hand-sewed Slippers, any size or 4 PZf
width only M JJ
We have a large assortment of Ladies' House Slippers flP ff
from $ I upward J'l JJ
Ladies' Knit Slippers, lamb's wool soles, any size, a 7"J"'
You should call on Adams to make your selection for a nice and
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings..
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock island.
Holiday Gifts for Men.
Its Easy fo Trade Here.
The piices are low. The articles are
guaranteed. The display large. It is
an interesting store to visit.
Neckwear. Colored Shirts.
Fancy Suspenders. Sweaters.
Jersey Ollice Coats. Holiday Umbrellas.
Oxford Mufllers. Pu IT Scarfs.
Men's Fancy Vests. Canes.
Night Robes. Boys' Reefers.
Ways MjufHers. Boys' Suits.
Adlen Gloves. Adlen Mittens.
Silk HandkecJhiefs. Suit Cases.
Oxford Valises. Club Bags.
SOtnmERS & LaVELLE.
104 Second Avenue One Price.
E neVald Ring?.
Sterling and Plated Silverware.
Ladies' Solid Gold Watches.
Ladies' Gold Filled Watches.
Gents' Solid Gold Watche.
Gents' Gold Filled Watches.
THE UP-TO-DATE JEWELER AND
rtlcplo :t IZ7Q
Ladies' Watch Chains.
Gents' Watch Chains.
Gold Headed Canes.
a partial list of tbe tnuny beiu-
Tlii8 is only
to be found at
OPTICIAN. 1708 SECOND AVENUK
The Baking Pan and Range
and other articles of hardware will
play prominent parts in the prepara
tions of the
and if you want them of fine quality
and moderate price, better select them
from those in our stock.
We bave a fine assortment of sea.
Guns and Ammunition.
303 Twentlctt Strtiu