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TfiX AB9U6. SATOKDAY
JTOTE 20. 1 !K 1
A. CAR liOAB
OE SNOW BALLS
Wouldn't last long these days and it wouldn't
be very hard wark to get men to unload them.
It isn't hard work, either, to get the thoughtful
housewives to unload the bargains that are
stacked up on the counter of SHIELDS' CASH
GROCERY. These bargains in groceries are as
Welcome in Many Homes as the
Flowers in May.
Not because those who take advantage o f them
need to be economical, but because they, as
every well meaning person should, desire to get
full value for money expended. A word to the
wise is sufficient.
CASH GROCE MY,
Is What You Will Be if You Wear Ono
Serge Coat and Vest.
. Shirt Waists.
Fail Variety of All the Above tor
Summer Wear. Prices
2532 Fifth Avenue
L Oil 01,
HEW BOAT IS HOUSE
Capt. John Streckf us Handsome
Steamer Reaches Rock
WABM WELCOME IS EXTENDED
Cannon Boom and Whistles Blow
Large Crowd at the
Amid the booming of cannon and
plant fire crackers, tho waving cf
flags and cheers of the assembled
crowds, Capt. Streckfus new packet
the "J. steamed proudly and
gracefully into her home port this
morning. Long had her coming been
looked forward to and tbe people of
Rjck Island and Davenport had been
t a - a. 1. . . .
icu 10 expect mucn oi ner. it is no
exaggeration to say that every expec
tation was f ally met.
Oat of courtepy to the people of
Djvenport. Capt. Streckfus, bting a
resident i.f Rock Island, turned the
bow of his steamer toward that city
Brat in Ue'.ful acknowledgment o'f
the honors accorded him from that
On the other side two cannon led
the chorus, accompanied by steam
whittles and a bind as a .'aodicg was
effected. As soon a the boat touched
shore the crod surged aboard and it
was over half an hour be 'ore the J
S. " could be cleared for the Illinois
On this side the Acme Packet com
pany's warehouse on the levee bad
bet n bedeckea with Hags and bunting
and a great crowd stood in impatient
expectation A committee of business
men headed by r . It. Young was
there to give Cnpt. Streckfus tbe glad
band, and lileuer a band was oa band
by order of Myor Knox. V Daubar
had his anvil stationed back of the
Seventeenth street depot and gave the
captain a salute of 10 shots as
the steamer hove in view. When
the boat swung to up the warehouse a
wave of admiration swept over tbe
throng and cheer after cheer broke
out spontaneously. Within a few
minutes after the long stiel bridge
was dropped on the platform there
were huLdreds of peoplo aboard, and
every visible part of the boat was soon
thoroughly inspected nd pronounced
irip ii.cioi aioaiur.
The new packet left Ne Albany at
7:20 a. iu Monday, rnnuing to Cairo
in 27 hours. Mie" reached St. Louis
Wednesday at 11 p. m. an i left
Thursday noon. Stops were made at
(Juincy, Burlington and Muscatine,
tbe last named piace being reached at
5 o'clock this morning. Tho party
that made tbe initial trip was com
posed of Mrs. Streckfus and two old
est son und 13 Winter, of this citj ;
Col. and Mrs. James Donahue and
William Peterson, of Davenport; W.
H Lehmano, of Dcs Moines, and Mr.
and Mrs. F. D Chapman and Dan
iel Wtiss, of Louisville. At Mus
catine the party was increased by
Myor Knox and Fred Haas, of
this city, and M. Sharon, Hal
Decker, S. W. Searle and Purser K.
W. Baker, of Davenport. Mr. Sbarou.
in behalf of the business men of Div
ctjport, presented Capt. Streckfus
with a beautiful silk flair. The whole
trip was made without a single un
toward incident, the boat behaving
perfectly. Towns along the way ex
tended the warmest greetings, at
Burlington, in particular, a great
crowd assembling on tho levee and
cheering the graefful craft.
Flneit oa l'ppr River.
The new packet is without doubt
the finest and best equipped craft of
her class on the upper river. She
represents many new ideas her owner
has gathered in a long experience in
the trado for which she is designed.
She was constructed at tbe Howard
yards at JefTersonville, led., and no
expense has been spared in fully
working out all details. Symmetry,
speed and roominess are her distin
guishing attributes. The leogti is
175 feet, beam 33 feet and width over
all 13 feet. Tbe bull is feet in
depth, and on her trip up she drew
about 21 feet. Her decks will com
fortably accommodate upwards of a
thousand persons, and there is room
below for considerable miscellaneous
Tbe two boilers are 48 inches la
diameter by 22 feet long and contain
125 2-inch tubes, allowing 188 pounds
of steam. Bailers and machinery were
made by the Charles Ilegewald. com
pany, of New Albany, Ind , and sup
ply steam for a pair of engines hav
ing 16-inch cylinders by 6 feet
stroke and equipped with a mechan
ical boiler cleaner, allowing boilers to
be disconnected and cleaned while
under way, as they are Independent
of each other. They are also equipped
with the induced draft or coaxer and
will exhaust in or out of stacks. Tbe
small engine that works the coaxer
sets under tho boilers.
High Prwiar Engines.
The engines aie of the lever high-
pressure pattern, and have the Cali
fornia cut-oil bbe has a steel doc
tor, steam ship-up rigging, cast steel
cross-heads and flangs. ad steel
cylinder timbers. Her 'JJ inch shaft
is 22 feet in length, working a wheel
with eighteen 30 inch buckets, bbe
is equipped with tbe famous Cincin
nati Crawley & Johnston steam steer
ing apparatus, which is coming into
use so universally. Her bell is of an
elegant silver tone, and was cast es
pecially for the boat by the E. W.
V andazen company, of Cincinnati. ..
The kitchen, pantry, ana crew s
quarters are all on tbe IdVer deck,
and the captain's quarters and apsrt
ments for invited truest aid frleud
are in the texas. where thele are also
10 elegant staterooms with steam
heat, hot or cold air. flish. wash-
stands, and a social roomakd a spaci
ous observatoay enclosed it glass all
under the roof of the texasj
The kitcheu, pantry shd dining
room are on the starboard, side, just
aft of the boilers, all In proximity to
each other. The deck crewf s quarters
are just aft of the large aid spacious
diniDg room. Tbe cflicerV quarters
are on tbe larboard slde. aud have
flush wash stand and bath room
Every closet and wash stand on the
boat is of the flush type, and modern
waterworks all over the pat.
The electric light plan was fur
nished by the CirlMe & finch com
pany, and has 400 incandescent lights.
one b.uuu candle power neatiigni oi
the Len. type, and 2 000 eapboom
lights. The electrio light pant was
placed on the boat by the Chapman
Electric company, ' of Louisville, Ky.
Kama on Pilot Boom. I
The name "J. S " is to be seen
only on either side of the pilyt house,
where the gilded letters, provided
with incandescent lights to lo read at
night, are placed.
Iter boiler deck cabin lone long
and wide dancing place. 110 feet by
27 feet, inclosed with sliding glass
drop windows, worked or springs.
Tne window frames are ail. of cheat
nut wood and are light and jtrong a
novelty in the boat building 1 ne.
Another new venture is tin ventila
tors in the fore and aft 'btringers
in the cabin. These strilgeis are
hollow and connected with the
fans. near the boilersj which
furnish hot air in winter j and cold
air in summer into the stringers,
which are supplied with registers, to
be opened or closed as desirfd. Tnere
is an atier-boiler-deck open sitting
place, with a pair of large htairwat s
leading to the texas. lint forecastle
is a poiftct sern-circu, entbJiug bcr
iron oiaga. which is hoisted by steam,
to reach the bank in any position the
boat lands. She can thus et in and
out quicker, and while oilier boats
are maneuvering to' get a position so
that tbe dtage will reach.
The J s. begins her! career of
r fulness tomorrow morning, when
she leaves for Clinton aud Fuon with
nu excursion. A fine reoip;ion is
promised from tie towns up the
Adair Pleasants is home from
T. A Murphy left lasthiight for
Miss M. F. Monasmlth wits in Port
Byron today. I
Miss Ruth llemenway visited iu
Hampton today. I
James Nichols is Lack after a 2
weeks' slay in Kansas City.
Cupt. L L. Wheeler;, f Sterling,
spent last night iu the city.
Miss Stella Kohn is hoaie for the
su turner vacation from her studies at
Mrs. Rolcrt Bennett and daughter,
Gertrude, are away on & 2-wcek'
visit in Kewanee and Peoria.
Mrs. J. F. Monger and daughters
Nina and Mi 11. have jgone to
Byron, 111., to spend the suoimer.
Mrs. A. V. Kaeeberg hn gi uc to
join her husband at Canton. III.,
where they will make their home
Prof. E. L. Philbrook hagj returned
from Sioux City, where he 'gave lec
tures on vocal cultcre before a sum
mer normal. .1
Prof. H. It Hayden returned home
today from Burlington, Ia where he
was an instructor before the county
teachers' iustitute. ...
Miss Bessie Noftskcr and Mlcti Amy
llonderson left this morning with
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ro Li neon to ac
company them to New Yotk.
II. D. Biakemore has , (noved his
family into the home of thji lato r. S.
Silvis in S?uth Rock Island. They
will occupy tbe house through tho
LABOR DAY PICNIC TO BE
HELD AT H USER'S GARDEN
Hubcr'a garden has boa selected
as tte location of tbe tri city Labor
day picnic to be held this year iu
Rock Island. The commltteo on
grounds appointed by the Industrial
Home association, after an inspection
of available grounds, selected tho
garden and the grove at the south of
it. It is a cool and shady spot and is
central to tho three towns.
FOR CLERK OF THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION
A movement that was started some
weeks ago in behalf of tho appoint
ment of Former Supt. of Schools S. S.
Kemble as clerk of the board of edu
cation has been revived - with the
school election, and an effort that is
highly complimentary to Mr. Kemble
is being made in his behalf. The po
sition, it Is generally and quite natur
ally felt, could not be more worthily
bestowed. Mr. Kemble gave tbe best
Firt of his life to service in the Rock
land schools and to havo him back
with them in any important capacity
would be a source of gratification to
hundreds of citizens all over Rock Is
land, while at the same time his selec
tion as elerk of the board would bo
one of real advantage and value to the
J. R Johnston and Ker. Dr. c. .
Taylor are also understood to be can
didates for the position.
Subscribe for Tax Axaus.
AGEO Mil SUICIDES
Frank Weiss, Insane Patient, Dies
After Being Rescued From
WADES 200 FEET EEOH' S30EE
Government Employes Reach
Him When He is Almost
Dead75 Years of Age.
A stroke of heart failure caused the
death today of Frank Weiss, an in
sane patient at the Water town hospi
tal, after he had been rescued uncon
scious from the Mississippi river, in
which he had thrown himself in an
attempt to commit suicide.
Weiss was a trusty" at the hospi
tal, where he bad been three years,
coming from Jacksonville, baving
been sent to the latter institution
from tho soldiers' home at Quincy.
In tho Quincy home he registered as
a resident of Rock Island county. He
was 75 years of age.
Early this morning Weiss, as was
his custom, went for a stroll about
the hospital grounds. Nothing un
usual was t-uspicioned when he was
seen moving in tie direction or toe
Widri Into Stream.
Weiss had reached a point 200 feet
from shore in an attempt to attain a
depth suflicient to subuiergo his b .dy
befoio be was discovered by men on a
government bredge b at that was an
chored near by. Weiss had entered
tbe water about seventy-lire feet be
low the Campbell's island dam. Find
ing the water only four-and-a-half
feet deep he threw himself lengthwise
nto tbe river and had almost succeed
ed in his effort to kill himself when a
rescuing party from tho dredge boat
reached bim. rie was taken ashore
and had been partially resuscitated
when suddenly seized with a stroke
of heart trouble, to which he suc
cumbed SOME BUSY BUZZING
There has been no end of buzzing
over the Rock I-laod postiuastership
the past week, tbe rumor that came
all the way from Washington and an
nounced in The Arols of a week ago
that Milton McKinley had received
reasonable assurances of his distin
guished cousin's favor having started
the McDonald forces to figuring.
There have been several conferences
in which Mayor Koox ia the dis
charge of his imposing functions
as head of the republican party
in both the city and county
has been the presiding spirit, while
the favored about the city and county
bu'ldings have had the honor of be
ing present. In tho meantime Csudi
rfate McKinloy has been wearing an
air cf serene contentment wi!h the
world at large and the Influence upon
it of a great and honored name, which
it is his good fortune to share, while
Postmaster Tom has been going
about his busiuess supremely confi
dent that what Congressman Prince
has raid to hiiu is all that he wants,
and showing no inclination towards
next few years, at
ROSENFIELD IS AGAIN
OUSTED FROM OFFICE
The first break in Mayor Knox's
cabinet occurred yesterday, when the
resignation of Joseph Rosenfield as
plumbing inspector was accepted.
The mayor told Joe he could not use
him in his business any longer and
the friendship between the executive
and the Fifth ward "statesman" came
to an end.
This is the rccond time that Rosen
field has had bis suspondcrs officially
cut. RosenHcld, it will be roine in
here 1, turned against Mayor Mediil
because the latter would net appoint
hjn inspector. He was given the of
fij e two years ago as a reward for his
Wrrk for Mayor McConochie, but was
discharged before he had served out
his term. Then he turned against
May.or McConochie and bustled for
Mayor Knox in last sprirjr's cam
paign and was repaid by restoration
to his old berth. It is understood
Frank Verbury will be appointed in
spector. Hmatl rire.
The family apartments over Mike
Wolfrum's saloon on Second avenue
between Fifteenth and Sixteenth
streets were damaged f 50 by fire last
mgbt. Jllio blaze was discovered by
nassors, who were attracted by the
odor of smbke issuing from the upper
windows, a stiu alarm was sent in
and the Centrals responded. The fire
was extinguished with chemicals.
s MoBtront Sells Train.
J. E. Montrose, of the National
hotel, has sold his fine black driving
team to George Easton for his mother.
Mrs. Sarah D. Easton, for the sum of
'.00. This is one of the finest teams
in Peoria, and Mrs. Eston is to be
congratulated upon her purchase.
Eczema Can Be Cared.
Remick's Eczema Cure and Re
mick's Pepsin Blood Tonio will enre
the most obstinate case. At all drug
gists. Eczema, salt rheum, tetter, chaf
ing, ivy poisoning and all skin tor
tures are quickly cured by De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve. The certain pilo
cure. B. H. Biebsr and Uarta & Ulle
Davenport Furniture and
125-127 West Third Street, Davenport.-
Of All Kinds at the Big Store. New Line of
MAMMOCKS AND COTS.
Then for the House wc
Which possesses moie
points of advantage than
any other line on the
Soft cool llannels that sold at $1) 75,
$9.50. $7.50, $6.40, only light colors, tj g r
not all sizes, all go at &k3JJ
Men's strictly all wool blue serge 3J S ff
Coats and Vests, unlined, fast colors ijJJJ
Men's fine llannel Golf Outing Trous- 50
Stylish Shirts and Summer
A Massive Assortment of Straw Hats
tor Boys and Children.
S0MMER3 & LAVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue, Rock
207 West Second
'1 his store is from day to day establishing itself more firmly as
tbe leader in all that pertains to the milliner's art. Our dis
play of hot waather hats includes the latest conceits of the
New York and Chicago artists, at prices which make thorn ir
resistible to tbe ladies of the trl-cities.
Our large stock of every variety of materials and mil
linery accessories onablo us to secure tho best possible results
in special order work.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Corner Twentieth street and Fourth Avenue. Rock Island, 111. Telephone 1237
This is Remnant Week
The Big Store
Remnants of Ingrain Carpets,
Remnants of Tapestry, Velvet,
Mouquette. Brussells Carpets.
Remnants of Linoleum and Mat
ting. Cost lost sight of in our
desire to clean up stock. Come
and get a bargaiu.
Get our ( losing out prices on
Mantles. It will pay you.
We Sell Fans, Dyn
amos, Motors, Bells,
and Batteries, but
Leader, don't rent them.
f -'-' '
17. A. Robb & Co.
117 Seventeenth street.
We stand between yoc ind