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THE AEGTJS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1900.
Is not any easier or any
more satisfactory than sav
ing money by trading at
Shields' Cash Grocery. All
the prices put upon the
goods sold at this store are
washed in a price reducing
solution and put through
the wringer of low prices.
This store fared well by
keeping good goods. It
will continue the practice
by handling goods it will
pay you to buy.
25312 Fifth At
Btearns won both raoes, Rock Island
Stearns won botb races, Mollne Class
Stearns won both races, Rock Island
and Molina Clam Iay.
Steams won both races, Davenport
Htearns wn special time prize, De
troll, Micb , May an.
Mtetrns wui upeclal time prize, Cn
oago. 111.. Jul; 4.
Stearns won tlrst plaoe, mile race,
Mollne. July 4
StearnH won second place, mile race,
Mollne. July 4.
Stearns won tlrst time prize, 7-mlle
road race. Mollne. July 4.
Siea-Ds won tblrd place, 7-mIie road
race. Mollne. July 4
Sterna won fourth plaoe, 7-mile road
race. Moline. July 4.
Steurns won sixth place, 7-mile road
raae. Mollne. July 4.
Stearns won elbtb place. 7-mlle road
race. Moilne. July 4
Stenrnt won ninth place, 7-mlle road
race. Mollne. July 4.
Steam won tenth plaoe, 7-mlle road
race. Mollne. July 4.
Steams won first plane, one-balf-mle
race. Clinton. July 4.
Stearns won seeond place, 1-mlle
race, Clinton. July 4.
Stearns won first time. Rock Island.
Stearns won first plaoe, Rock Island,
Stearns won third plaoe, Rock Island,
Steams won fourth place, Rook Isl
and, July l.
Stearns won 11th plaoe, Rock Island,
Stearns won Brat time prize, Daven
port. Au(. IS.
Stearns won second time prize, Dav
enport. Aug. is.
Stearns won third time prize, Daven
port. Auk 16-
Stearns won fifth time prize, Daven
port. Aug IS.
Stearns won fifth plaoe prize, Daven
port, auk. IS
Stearns won 10th place prlzerOfcven
port. Aug. IS.
Stearns won 12th place prize, Daven
port. Aug. IS.
Stearns won ISth place prize, Daven
port. Au. IS.
Stearns won 14th place prize, Daven
port. Auk IS.
Stearns won ISth place prize, Daven
port. Aug-. IS.
Stearns won 16tb place prize. Daven
port. Auir. IV
Stearns won 17th place prize. Daven
port. Auif. IV
o teams won 30th place prize, Daven
port, Aug. IS.
1709 Second avenue,
Rock Island. SI
SHORTAGE IS FOUND
In Secretary Donaldson's Books
of the Home Building Association.
We Poslfvely Uave the Mot Recent Scientific Discovery for the Painless
and Harmless KitrcUn of Teeth.
We ran save 95 per cent of tbe teeth that others extract.
We restore discolored teeth to their natural color. We
give jou a guarantee in writing for five years on all
work. We do not resort to using cheap material to
give following low prices,
when plates are ordered.
No charges for extracting
FILLING $1,00 nP
22 KT. BEST GOLD
CROWN $2.50 nd P
BRIDGE WORK PER
FULL SLT OF
TEETH $6.00 1 up
Office Hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Sunday 9 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Office Over 17. Tremaan's Son's, Corner Seventeenth
St. and Third Ave., Rock Island.
DEnonarcrr or $25,600 made good
Directors Find Fortunate Issue
' Out of Surprising State
Developments in the affairs of the
Home Bailding and Loan association
of this city, the past 10 days or more
hare occasioned public discussion in
a greater or less degree, and, natur
ally, considerable interest has been
aroused and inquiry made as to the
actual facts. That the newspapers
have not given the matter the publi
city that would ordinarily be expected
in such circumstances has been simply
due to a desire to be just just to
evcrv one in any way concernea in
the affairs or tne association.
Tbe first information that came
in the regular course of the ens
tomary inspection of the associ
ation " by btate Inspector J. M
Appel. that the books did not make
the showing that they should was of
course discredited and even scouted
at, particularly by those who consid
ered themselves in a position toknow
But when the secretary. R. A. Don
aldson, admitted the shortcomings
and promptly resigned his office, the
officers and directors, in a measure
at least, became prepared for the de
vclopments that have followod.
Mr. Donaldson enterea into tne
searching; investigation that has been
made, and gave assistance in
way that has resulted in the discovery
of discrepancies amounting to $25,600
wbicn. however, very lortunateiy nave
been made good, the solvency of the
association saved and the interest of
every individual borrower fully pro
Officers Stand by Borrowers.
It was the earnest desire of the offi
cers and directors that such a satis
factory condition should be brought
about before allusion was made in the
public prints to the unfortunate af
fair. And they have not only worked
faithfully and anxiously to that end
but have each submitted to an as
sessment, which together with what
Mr. Donaldson has been able to partly
reimburse the association by turning
over uis nome ana oiner prop,
ertv from which money could
be realized, and the assistance
from outside sources that has
been rendered in his behalf, has
placed the finances of the association
in good shape.
After the meeting of the directors
this afternoon, when the last details
were perfected, President Maucker
announced that the board was in a
position to state that the interest of
every borrower was secure, ana mat
the association would continue to run
as if nothing bad happened; that while
such a condition was only brought
about through considerable pecuniary
sacrifice on the part of the directors
not a borrower would lose a cent,
as all irregularities nau ueen luny
met and provided for.
On learning of tbe state or tne as
sociation's affairs the directors felt
that what was most to be dreaded
was a premature publication such as
might lead, although without warrant.
to a panic among tbe stockholders
that would unavoidably precept
tate the association's wreck and ruin.
With this view of the sitnat ion tbe
newspapers were counseled with and
urged to withhold reference to the
matter for the time being to the end
that tbe interests of stockholders great
and small might be safe guarded.
Tbe facts having been presented in
this light, and with the assurance
from the class of men who compose
tbe board and its advisors ol tbe
earnest purpose to save tbe associa
tion s credit, it was deemed wise to
suppress tbe publication of the de-
velopement until the officers of the
association felt that it should be given
to the public.
The Association and Its Officers.
The Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation of Rock Island was established
July 1, 1991, and Mr. Donaldson has
been the secretary since that time,
taking up the duties soon after he re
tired from the office of county clerk,
which he had held for several years.
Henry Carse was the first president,
an office he held for eight successive
The officers last elected by the asso
President W. C. Maucker.
Vice President Sewall Dodge.
Secretary K. A. Donaldson.
Treasurer J. M. Bnford.
Directors August Heimbeck. C. J.
Larkin. Georee Roth, Sewall Dodge,
M. Buncher. William Jackson, W. C.
Maucker, II. Carse, A. Anderson, J.
M. Buford, E. Koehler. O. P. Olson,
R. A. Donaldson, J. R. Hollowbush.
The directors will, in the near fu
ture, elect a new secretary. In the
meantime President Mauckerwill con
tinue to look after the association's
Tbe associaton is capitalized at
A Powder Mill Explosion
Removes everything in sight; so do
drastic micer.il p lis. but both are
mightv dangerous No need to dyna
mite vour bodv when Dr. King's New
Life Pills do tbe work so easily and
perfectly. Ceres headache and con
stipation. Only 25 cents at Hartz &
11 em ever a drug store.
WORK IS BEGUN HERE.
President F. W. Bahnsen, of the
Rock Island club, and President
George H. Kingsbury, of the Retail
Merchants1 association, have request
ed the following gentlemen to act as
a committee to receive and forward to
the mayor of Galveston subscriptions
for the relief of the storm sufferers in
Phil Mitchell, of Mitchell & Lynde;
J. F. Robinson, of the Rock Island
National bank; Carl Helpmenstell, of
the People's National bannk; Walter
Johnson, of the Daily Union; H. P,
Simpson, of The Daily Augus.
The organized movement in Rock
Island, although somewhat tardy.
owing to official neglect, ror so aeserv
ing a cause, is not at all untimely.
and from the effort thus to be made
it is to be hoped the aggregate of
what Rock Island will send forward
for the relief of these sorely afliicted
people will be equal to that of other
cities of this class. The Argus will
be glad to receive contributions.
inE argus this morning receivea a
circular from Clarence Ousley, editor
of the Galveston Tribune, stating that
at the time of the storm, Sept. 8. the
Tribune had in press averv handsome
publication entitled, "Picturesque
Galveston." It is a book of some
thing over a hundred pages, printed
on 8u-pound coatad paper, filled with
views of tnis. one of the most besuti
ful cities in the world. It was to
have been issued th"n week by the
business men of Galveston as a sou
venir advertisement of the city. It
was found that possibly one-half of
the edition can be saved and they are
now binding those copies and will have
them ready for delivery very shortly.
Tbe Tribune has tendered the profits of
this publication to tbe Ualveston re
lief committees and under their aus
pices the book will be sold to the gen
eral public at $ 2 a volume
As the work is to picture Ualveston
on the day before the storm, and
treat of the future prospects of the
city, which facts taken into considera
tion with the cause to which the pro
ceeds are to be devoted, the sales
should be large all over the country
All orders should be addressed to the
Mrs. F. W. Bahnaan, president of
the Helpers1 Circle of the King's
Daughters this morning received the
following acknowledgment of the con
tnoution irom tne circle, which was
among the first that went forward to
the Galveston sufferers:
Mayor's Office. Galveston. Tex.,
Sept. 17. Mrs. Frank W. Bihnsen,
Rock Island, III., Dear Madam: Many
thanks for the donation of $100 from
the Helpers' circle of the King's
Daughters. Iheir kindness is most
highly appreciated. Yours sincerely.
. U. Jon'es, Mavor.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Miss Agnes Egan has returned from
Miss Hannah Xolensky left for Ot
tawa this morning.
Miss Jeanette Martin visited in
Coal Valley today.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Pieper and
d tughter. Dora, have returned home
to bpringneld. after a visit here.
Rev. R. G. PearJ went to Peoria
this morning to attend the closing
days of the M. E. conference.
Mrs. John Neufield, who has been
visifing friends in the city, returned
this evening to her home in Mem
County superintendent rergus-.n
went to Port Byron, where the first
teachers' meeting of the season was
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Robert Winter to Miss So
phia Kautz. to occur at Sacred Heart
church next Monday morning.
Superintendent S. J. Ferguson, of
he Rock Island county schools, has
been in the city a day or two as one
of the judges on the school exhibit at
the fair. Aledo Times-Rosord.
Mrs. Fred Dever and son, Miurice,
of Iowa City, are spending the week
with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williams,
of Thirty-eighth street. Mr. Dever
came today for a few days' visit and
to accompany them home.
Mrc. Ann Dowllng, who is 86 years
of age. and her son Alfred, left for
Elwocd, Ind., today, to make their
home with Mrs. Dowling's daughter
hey went at tbe urgent request of
tbe latter, who feels that she is better
able to care for their wants than her
brother James, with whom they have
been living, at 2008 Fourth avenue.
Charles K. Smith, one of tbe early
settlers of this county, died recently
in San Diego, Cal.. at tbe ripe age of
90. He is survived by his wife, who
85. and five children. In tbe 40's
Mr. Smith was the publisher of the
Upper Missiseippian ia this city and
lived on tbe lot where the Buford
block now stands. He subsequently
started the Monmouth Atlas, publish
ing it until 1875. when he removed to
A party of SO friends last evening
urprised Mrs. Robert Frater at her
home on Twentieth street and pre
sented her with a Royal Neighbor
in. The evening's eniovment was
enhanced bv a recitation byMiss Nellie
B. t. Licbtenbnrger, of Savanna.
democratic nominee for member of
the legislature in that district, and
who. by the way, has no ctance of be
ing defeated, was a caller at The As
gcs office today. Mr. Lichtenbnrger
is an aggressive democrat and a gen
tleman whom It is a pleasure to meet.
CAUSE OF COUNTRY.
Plans Completed For Monday
Evening's Democratic Meet
ing at Harper's Theatre.
V. M. BLANDING ON ISSUES
Business and Address of Last
Night's Bryan and Stevenson
A short business meeting was held
last night by the Bryan and Stevenson
Anti-Imperialistic club and the plans
ror Monday nigat s rally were ex
plained as arranged by the executive
committee. It is desired that all
members of the club, whether belong
ng to the marcuing corps or not.
shall turn out and escort the speakers
to Harper a theatre. All are urged
to be at headquarters at 7 o'clock
The marching corps wili be fully
equipped by that time, most of the
hats being here now, and the remain
der to arrive Monday.
A lew other matters or minor im
portance were attended to and then
the chair introduced V. M. Blanding,
who made a short address. Mr.
Blanding compared the opposing can
didates for the chief executive of the
nation by a reference to the views
each expressed in accepting his nom
ination. Brvan 8 speech at Indianap
olis he characterized as a full and fair
declaration of principles, and McKin
ley 'a letter of acceptance as one of
confession and avoidance.
Tbe Republican Defection.
The present rateof deflection, he sale,
from the republican to the democrat
ic party will, if continued till election
day, make the latter a safe winner at
the polls. Alreaeady republican lead
ers acknowledge as doubtful many
states thought to be safely republi
Referring to the socalled prosperity.
Mr. Blanding showed that the rate of
increase in the average wages paid
the American laborer, as compared
with that of four years ago, has not
even nearly equaled the rate of in
crease in the cost of living.
Referring to tfce stand taken by this
country in the Venezuela affair, the
speaker pointed with pride to what
the Monroe doctrine had accomplished
when the democratic party was in
power. Then, after enumerating the
advantages we would derive from the
ownership of the Nicaragua canal, he
dwelt upon the shameful relinquish
ment of American rights as contem
plated by the republicans in the rat
ification of the Uav-Pauncefote
treaty bv which we declare our ina
bility to control a purely American
A l'reclona Heritage.
We have a precions heritage in the
government of our fathers, and next
November the ballot will be placed in
the band ef each voter as a means of
expressing his desire whether we
shall retain its cardinal principles.
As a nation's folly, Jike an individu-
al'd, is visited upon it, so may we, as a
nation, expect to reap the fruit of evil
if we decide the contest for the wrong
At tbe conclusion of the speech,
which was frequently interrupted by
applause, air. mantling was given a
vote of thanks and made an honorary
Bryan May Not Come After All.
jne nicago Chronicle announces
this morning that W. J. Bryan has
cmcellcd the engagements made for
him by the democratic slate central
committee in Illinois Oct. 9-10, which
included his visit to Rock Island, and
the people of this section mav be dis
appointed after all. although it is pos
sible that arrangements may be made
for a later date. Chairman natson
has not given up hope entirely yet
that the original plan may be carried
out. ihe Chroaicle says: "Although
the itinerary was withheld pending
unanciai arrangements with tbe vari
ous county committees, it was under
stood that Mr. Bryan would leave Sa
lem Monday morning, Oct. 8, zig-zag
tnrougn lower igvpt. touchlug Cairo,
returning to East St. Louis and fol
lowing the Mississippi river from Al
ton to Rock Island. From Rock Is
land it was proposed to zig-zag east
ward via Quincy to Chicago, arriving
here in time fer an evening meeting.
after which Mr. Bryan was to depart
ror Michigan. j.be only political rea-
son which can be coniured up locally
for Mr. Bryan's cancellation of Illinois
dates is that he probably expects Pres
ident McKinley in Chicago early in
October abd is anxious to follow the
president and take advantage of any
strategical errors tbe latter may make
in his proposed address in this city.
It is regarded as unlikely that Mr.
Bryan will make two stumping tours
in Illinois and some of his Chicago
friends have argued that he probably
figured on having the last word in
Chicago so far as President McKinley
Another theory which has been of
fered for Mr. Bryan's cancellation of
Illinois dates is that be will accept
Senator Uanna's challenge to a joint
debate. In a recently reperted inter
view with the Nebraskan be is quoted
as having remarked that he weuld ac
cept Mr. Hanna's challenge if the
Ohio manager would assure him that
be (Hanna) was still in full possession
of the government. A few days ago
Senator Hanna indicated his willing
ness to meet Bryan, and tbe national
democratic officials replied that the
challenge to a joint debate came with
poor grace after Bryan's engagements
had been announced, and he was un-
Received even more atten
tion at the bauds of the
makers than style or fin
ish in the lino of men's
shoes we offer this fall,
though fit and symmetry
of design have been bv no
means neglected, only com
fort came first, desirable
qualities keeping close step.
A first class man's shoe,
made of the best material,
BI-5HT NEXT TO IT, A LITTLE CHEAPER COMKS OUR
The Very Best Obtainable for the Price.
See Our Line
OPEN WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS.
GEO. F. SCHMALE, PROP.
1705 Second Avenue.
The initial display or opening of Autumn and
Winter Clothes, Furnishings and Hats will
occur in our store, Monday, Sept. 17.
In Men's Clot Mas
The art of fine tailoiing has been developed to such an
extent that the limit of excellence has prectically been
reached in tho collection of Stoin-Uloiru Suits and Over
coats, for which we have the exclusive salo here. '
In the Boys' Clothing Department
School and Dress Suits of the most tasteful and expensive
sort are plenty.
In the Furnishing Department
Wi 1 be found more things of interest to men than ever
The Shapes of Hats
Were never more becoming than now. Prices are kept
at the lowest notch consistent with that quality which
an intelligent public expects and always receives at this
1802 Second Avenue.
Arm in Arm
With the very latest of nobby
patterns, we turn out the
most up-to-the-minute fab
rics, cut, style and finish in
natty suits for men's wear,
for the sttect, the office or
the social function. As to
fit, our reputation is guaran
tee enough, but you can
have it in writing if you ask
for it. We bespeak your
18 1 2 Second Avenue.
& GRAND OPENING DISPLAY
Continued oa fourth Face.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 AND 27.
The fluent collection of MUllnry ever show a In this Tlcinltr will be dis
played at tbe Brandenfrurt Millinery opening neit Wednesday and Tburs
da. Sept. 'M acd S7. The c noep'.ioaauf tf.e lead'.nr French. Koxlisb and
s mei leas dalxnen of miilmery re represented, together with hundreds
of ptttenn coming irom our own work rof.m The styles haw never been
so rich and art stic as they are toe prtner c seaton the variety Is almiM'.
eD31-s A monr our specialties yo j tvIU rind tbe"ldon." Continental. '
"Koe ' and "Chrs loibemum" bats We wilt not attempt to dea ibe
then. Come n-xt Wednesday and hurslsy and see them. AH special
orders wiu receive prr-mpt attention and ail work guaranteed. Tbe price
wm De toe ver lowest powble. mis Hrsoaenbur will be asNisted by
thoroughly experienced trimmers, and. has seeured the most competent jk
help In this pan ot tte country.
Corner Twentieth Street and Fourth Avenue. &