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THE ARGUS. THDESDAY. OEC3CMBEK 51, 1899.
f:oi Too Cheap
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 come and get your money's
20 pounds granulated sugar. . . 1.00
New citron per pound 17 J c
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 6c and up.
French red kidney beans 2 for. 15c
Corn new packed, 4 cans 25c
Tomatoes new packed, 3 cans.. 25c
Dr. Price's bak powder, per lb 39c
6 pounds of rice 25c
Bulk cocoanut per pound 17c
Schepps cocoanut J pound pkg. 8c
Bchepps cocoanut pound pkg. 15c
.'hone 1217. tltiiHi Filth Ave
Agrippa and Musselburg golf balls. Dupli
cate whist boards. Boxing gloves, punching
' bags and sweaters. Gymnasium supplies of all
kinds. Bicycles and sundries. Repairing of
We can repair anything from a nut-meg
to a clap of thunder.
1730 Second avenue and 202 Eighteenth street. Rock Island.
YOU ADMIRE IT.
The best room is the bath room, if
the plumbing baa ben properly done.
Tou are sure to 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.
Opposite Harper House. 1821 SECOIB 1YI
lo He Goon,
Scbepp's crem fruit pud'g.S pks 29c
New prunes, per lb 5
Dried peaches, per lb 10c
Sapolo 8c, or 2 for 15c
Scbepps cocoanut 1 pound pkg. 25c
ew York buckwheat per sack. 35c
Graham flour per sack 20c
Eaco flour per sack f 1.10
Pancake flour 3 pkgs 25c
Saur kraut, per gal 20c
2 pkgs. 1776 washingpewder.. fie
Pyramid washing powder, 4 pound
I pound good smoking tobacco. 23c
Whole cod fish per lb. 5c and. ' 8c
II bars U. N. O. soap 25c
3 pound of mixed candy 25c
Chewing tobacco, per pound. . . 28c
B. C. I. Golf
FOR THE KITCHEN.
The preparation of delicious ana
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
tles, bread and cake pans to delight
MIGHT FOR WOODMEH
Visiting Officials Entertained
JOYOUS GATHERING AT THEATRE.
Excellent Program Provided by the Glf
fen Company Address of Welcome by
Hoe. William Jackson, With Response
by Hon. C. K. Whelan ftendoff for Hon.
J. 6. Johnson Motes of Convention.
Modern Woodmen officials from
throughout the jurisdiction won- the
guest-" of the Rock Island camps last
night at an entertainment given at
Harper's theatre. It was a line suc
cess and will doubtless be remem
bered as one of the happiest social
functions in connection with the con
vention. The local reception com
mittee, accompanied by a forester
team of 18 members and Bleuer's
band, met the visitors at the Harper
house, .in the rotunda of which the
foresters gave a series of artistic man
euvers, ami escorted them to the
theatre, where quite an audience of
The GifTen entertainment com
pany, of Chicago, was engaged to
provide the musical part of ibe pro
gram, and was introduced by Hon.
William Jackson, of Rock Island, who
officiated as master of ceremonies
and who, af.er the presentation of the
overture, Hippodrome.'" by the
orchestra, delivered the address of
It is my privilege, and also a
great pleasure, as the representative
of the members . of the cider of Mod
ern Woodmen of American, in this
part of the states of Illinois and Iowa,
to stand in the presence, and to lo'k
iuto the faces, of our distinguished vis
iting neighbors who are now sojourn
ing in this mecca of Modern Woodmen,
and grtet tbem with that expressive
word, 'welcome, 1 a cordial welcome
to our cities, our homes, our lodges
and our hearts.
Coming from within the bounds
of the jurisdiction of our noble order,
which encroaches ujMin the Atlantic
and the Pacini- oceans a territory
rich by nature, em bell shed by art,
elevated by science and containing
within its limits men and women the
pride of this republic, intelligent and
resistless American citizens, who by
their genius and progressive spirit
are wielding, producing and improv
ing all the great, practical, forceful
and wonderful industrial instrumen
tal! tes of the world.
wMir welcome is as broad as our
jurisdiction, as fervent as our faith
and love, as rich as our boundless re
sources. Coming to this city on the
bank of the Father of Waters, our
distinguished neighbors may inquire:
Wbere are our neighlxrs?' Look
around. From within the limits of a
few miles 4,600 Wocdmen with one
voice awake to procla'iu their pres
ence. Covers n Large Territory.
But the radius of a few miles is
not the limit of the Woodmen's pres
ence and sphere of action. Our order
covers a large and ever enlarging ter
ritory, marshalling a fraternal army,
devoted to peaceful purposes aud
neighborly results, neatly a half mil
lion strong, ami ever increasing, rep
resenting the interest of multiplied
thousands of wives, children, parents
This vast army operating and coop
erating within well denned limits and
emphasizing by their zeal that there
is among men a common brotherhood.
Mighty and lasting are the results
that mark the passing century, cast
ing far into the shade the centuries
Intelligent and observing men
may note and listen to the receding
footsteps of the departing century,
and while listening, feel a sense of
weight and responsibility, while con
sidering the commanding and unpar
alleled results of the energy and am
bition of. mankind which the years
have developed and which now stand
as great recorded facts.
The surprising industrial agencies
that the century has introduced into
life and business entering into the
warp and woof of daily toil, relieving
human labor of its drudgery. Where
men and women had heretofore per
formed hard and exacting labor, the
genius, enterprise and skill of man
kind in the lVth century has so far
developed the forces of nature, com
bined with mechani.al agencies, jkw
erful and intricate, that every man.
woman ami child has now at their in
dividual command mechanical slaves
to assist in doiDg tbeirwoik. Where
as, at the beginuing of the year 1800
so few and far between were the op
portunities for men to know the great
world in which they lived and iu
which the battle of life was being
fought that they died with a limited
appieciation of the great earth in
which they moved, so beautiful in
variety and design and adapted to the
wants of man that the great God on
the morning of creation pronounced
it 'very good.'
Forces of Mature Catted.
Now we see the forces of nature
united with mechanical power so de
veloped by mankind that we may
know ami obtain such a knowledge of
man, his power, capacity, ambition
and skill, that we may well believe
that the great created things of God,
which man by cooperating with his
fellow is gradually developing and
Coding out. teach us that there is
among men a common dependence in
volving natural obligations.
We have chained the lightning.
That mystery of nature, which before
time oppressed as with a sense of its
unfathomable power, now is our ser
vant; a little child can direct it. Man
has wiped out the limits of bis former
environments and with the aid of this
mysterious agency he reaches almost
at a bound the utmost limit of the
habitable globe. -
But we stand in the presence not
of material progress alone. We rec
ognize in this whirl of new facts and
forces the greater fact, that it was in
the power of man, and it became his
duty to so cooperate together that
changed and highly improved condi
tions would be the result; that many
of the harsh and depressing experi
ences of life could be modified, the
burdens of life lifted and the rough
places made smooth.
"When the Creator of the universe
was prepared tj introduce man upon
the field of action He said, 'Let us
make man.1 There was cooperation
with divinity. The divine command
was not I wih make man, -but 'let us
make man '
In the midst of the great develop
ments of the passing century, in
shaping and utilizing the materisl
forces of nature combined with the
mental powers of mankind,. the great
idea of the value of individual co
operation in matters fraternal, with a
more profound sense, seized the hearts
and brains of men. It dawned upon
men that there was a strength and
force in united human effort that was
able to do aud accomplish much in
spheres of human action, then but
little cultivated; that it was never in
tended that man should stand alone
but by cooperation. 'Light was the
task when many share the toll.'
Ureat fraternal Order.
And thus out of the thoughtful
consideration of this great principal
cooperation has grown the great fra
ternal order in the presence of which
I stand tonight in the persons of the
hundreds no present, representing
the hundreds of thousands woo are
absent. This great order as one of
the grat Hgencies of the century has
come to bless mankind, and help to
protect those who need protection.
"I hail, neighbors and friends, this
great mental product of the 19th
century! All hail to the neatly half
million Modern Woodmen, earnest
men in the earnest work of brotherly
I hitii the glorious fact that the
rays of sunlight of this order are now
shining into the hearts of millions
and upon the hearthstones of many
homes, and in that day of trial and
gloom when the pitcher of the wage
earner shall be broken at the fountain
and the wheel at the cistern, there
will come from this order a friend in
need, and a message of mercy and as
sistance. 'Neighbors from abroad, you are
n t here as a cabinet to determine the
dread issue of peace or war. It is not
pow with you a question cf etnp're,
rice or creed. You are here to plan
and develop ways and means where
by the principles of our order of
neighborly regard, love and assist
ance, may be disseminated, vitalized
and much abound.
"Your labors hero will enrich all
fraternal organizations. I again re
peat the welcome. May this visit be
so characterized by cordial greeting
and brotherly recognition that the oc
casion may ever remain a green spot
in your memory, and when you re
turn home to that blessed nresiae,
where the virtues of your life have
been so richly cultivated that, while
not forgetting any pleasure that you
may enjoy here, you will again take
up and sing with renewed unction the
words of that immortal song:
"Home, home, sweet, sweet heme.
Be it ever so humble, there's do place like
Mr. Whelan's Response.
After a flute and clarinet duet, with
orchestral accompaniment, Hon. C.
E. Whelan, of MadisbaV Wis.,igiui in
troduced, and delivejwd-errwfjjsnse
in behalf of the WoWmfen delegates.
He ssid the kind treatue,nt -he Wood
men had received a the handsel. the
people of Rock Island was even, more
courteous and kindly than they had
re i son to expect, but was no more
than had been promised them by Mr.
Jackson, to whom the speaker paid a
deserved compliment for bis untir
ing energy in behalf of the order,
and his devotinn to the city
which should feel pride in him.
Mr. Whelan did not forget the
days when the officials held their
meetings in the gloomy attic in
Fulton, where they were con-tantly in
feir of the plaster tumbling down and
injuring them. The clerks were
obliged to work with a pen in one
band and a fire extinguisher in the
other. The officers while in the
Whiteside county town could scarcely
get enough to eat or a place to sleep.
He rejoiced with his fellow-visitors
that the headquarters were located in
such an up-to-date city ns Rock Isl
and, wbere there were men who wee
meo, knowing bow to act the part
of the host.
There were remaks also by Rev.
Thomas Martin, of Baldwin, Kas;
Harry Franklin, of St. Paul; Rev. J.
f. Farley, of Panora, Iuwa; R. E.
Johnson, of Lincoln, Neb., and T. S.
sieanlon, of Huntlogton, W. Va.
There were humorous selections
by Miss Helen Bic' and instrnmental
numbers by the orchestra as well as
duets and solos by the members.
QKC.1T OVATION TO J.JHXSUN.
Late General Attorney of the Order Sabject
of ResBarfeable Porno sttratlon.
Hon. J. G. Johnson, of Peabody,
Kan., Late general attorney of the
Woodmen order, was the subject of a
demonstration, unmisakable in char,
acter and complimentary in the high
st sense, during the meeting at Har
per's theatre last night. Mr. Johnson
arrived in the city shortly after the
exercises commenced, and he proceed-
COattaued oa HereoU pag
MOORED FOR WHITER
Many of the Mississippi Queens
Quartered at Kahlke
ALL AEE TO EEOETVZ EEPAIES.
Steamer to Rep tare the Satellite, Wrecked
Darin the Season, Being; Bnllt for Capt.
Ueorjre Wlnans, of Waukesha. Yds. Two
Barge for the RaUede -Boats In Har
bor and on the Ways.
Although .the majestic 'Mississippi
is still wearing a May day appearance.
the masters of all the river craft ex
cept the ferry Augusta, whose prac
tice it is to operate until the stream
freezes over, have heeded the official
announcement of the arrival of win
ter and anchored their water queens
in the safe horbor, until another
spring shall have rolled around. A
number of the steamers that ply in
local waters, are, as is their custom.
harbored at Kahlke Bros', yards in
the west ena or the city, which is a
very busy place just now. and will
continue to be until river navigation
opens a ?ain next year. .
Boats winteringat the Kahlke yards
are: 1 hi-City of Winona and erne
Swain. Capt. John St reck f us' packets;
the Pilot, Prescott, Climax, Hattie
Darliag, Artie, W. J. Young. Jr ,
volunteer. i,one Mar and u. H
Deere 's pleasure fleet. AH are to be
treated to necessary repairs.
A New Satellite.
TheN Kahlkes are also building a
new boat for Capt. George Winans,
oi Waukesha, Wis., to replace the Sat
ellite, which was wrecked during the
season at Ijuiney. The new steamer
is to have a hull 21. inches in thick
ness. Her wheel will be 12x14. She
will have a rate of speed of 10 miles
an hour against the current.
Two barges are also being built for
the rafter Rutledge. Fifty men will
be employed at the yards during the
THE INCIDENT IS CLOSED.
Judgment Entered la the Ranson-Argns
Bolt and All Is Well.
Iii the circuit court thin tnorning
Judge Gest entered judgment on the
verdict iu the 10, 0UO damage suit of
Cspt. W. J Ranson against The
Aegi s, and in which it will be re
membered the jury's award was (1,
Counsel for The Akuls had no objec
tion to the final disposition of the
case upon the strength of the jury's
nnaing. ana there was no disposition
on the p-tit of the opposing counsel to
disturb the status of the proceedings
as they have eisiel since last Satur
day afternoon. The amount of the
judgmmt was immediately paid, and
The Akgi s, content in conceding the
diplomatic application that the inci
dent is closed, wishes the captain a
merry Christmas with his dollar.
HER SUITS ARE DISMISSED.
Mrs. McDermott-Drost Pats an ICnd to Her
The closing chapter in the series of
sensational suits in which Mrs. Anna
McDermott-Drost has appeared as
plaintiff, was enacted in the circuit
court today, when all her cases were
Mrs. Anna McDermott-Drost and
her husband, Dan Drost, accompanied
by Attorney John Jooney, appeared
before Judge Gest in the circuit court
this morning. Mr. Looney, in behalf
of Mrs. Drost, asked the court to dis
miss all suits that she bad brought
against Matthias Schnell or Drost.
The court decided not to entertain the
motion in the absence of her counsel,
A. P. McGuirk .and . D. Sweeney,
and the latter were sent for. Upon
their arrival they asked permission to
consult with Mrs. Drost alone. This
precipitated a lively wrangle be
tween the attorneys. The court final
ly cilled Mrs. Drost to the bar and
asked her whether she desired to dis
miss her cases. In a feeble and hollow
tone she said she desired to do so.
Mr. Mc'iuirk then asked her as to the
truth of the statements made by her
in her bills riled in court. She re
plied that the statements were true as
made by her. . The court then ad
dressed 'her, and siid that if she so
desired, the cases would be dismissed.
He characterized the proceedings as
the most extraordinary that had oc
curred during his judicial career.
The Honora Blake case against the
city of Rock Island has been appealei
to the appellate court.
Augusta Isaacson, of Moline, was
granted a divorce from Isaac Isaacson
on the ground of desertions.
Miss Helen R. 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 Old Fort
Armstrong." with cave and first
bridge. Call at 606 Eighteenth street.
Horton's Cbrl.tmas Special.
Home made mince meat.
I'sc f el Christmas Gifts.
A pretty fur collarette, muff, boa or
jacket is most appreciated. Com
plete assortment at factory prices, at
Kichter & Sons', furriers, Davenport.
Our store will be open evenings
A. J. Smith & So, Davenport.
Men's Embroidered Chenille Slippers
Imitation Alligator Slippers J 00
Black or Tan Hand-sewed Slippers, any size or f EZfk
width onjy ,. M xJJ
We have a large assortment of Lndies' House Slippers T w ff
from I upward J7JsLl
Ladies' Knit Slippers, lamb's wool soles, any size, a ygn
: pair Ov
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 prices are low; The articles are
guaranteed. The display large. It i
an interesting store to visit.
Neckwear. Colored Shirts.
Fancy Suspenders. Sweaters.
Jersey Oflice Coats. Holiday Umbrellas.
Oxford Mti filers. Puff Scarfs.
Men's Fancy Vests. Canes.
Night Robes. Boys' Reefers.
Ways Mufflers. ' Boys' Suits.
- Adlen Gloves. Adlen Mittens.
Silk Handkecdhiefs. Suit Cases.
Oxford Valises. Club Bags.
SO nMERS & La VELLB.
1804 Second Avenue. One Price.
Sterling and Plated Silverware
' Ladies' Solid Gold Watches.
Ladies' Gold Filled Watches.
Gents' Solid Gold Watches.
Gents' Gold Filled Watches.
THE DP-TO-DATE JEWELER AND
Ladies' Watch Chains.
Gents' Watch Chains.
Gold Headed Canes.
Tbls Is only a partial lint of the many beau
tiful tuiDKS 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 have a fine assortment of sea
Guns and Ammunition.
303 Twentieth Sfre; .