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TB.3L AUG-176, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 190,
A CAE, LOAD
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 of 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.
2532 Fifth Avenue
New Lot of
J"5C0.P.IDS & CO.
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THE LOIDOI, .
VOU KNOW US.
SELLS RELICS OFWAR
Maj. J. M. Beardsley Puts Price
on Court House Yard
BUT SHERIFF EFFUSES TO DELIVER
Property Simply Loaned by Cov
ernmentto Monument Association-Creates
Maj J M. Beardsley, whose patri
otism has never been questioned, yes
terday afternoon apparently momen
tarily forgot the sentiment that at
taches to the battle-scarred can.
non that for generations have stood
guard at tho soldiers' monument
in courthouse aqaare. and which he
claims are his pergonal property,
and. attempted to sell them. That
he did not succeed is due to the
claim that has been made that there is
no one except the government hav
ing authority to dispose of property
belonging to the United States army
and that tbese guns are a part of the
army assets, ' having been simply
loaned to Rook Inland county for such
uses as the patriotic organization
m?gbt see tit to put them
A bill of salo for the cannon was
given by the ni j r to Milton McKin
ley, of the tirm of Morris & L9wis,
fnnndrymen. Tne price named was
$300 Mr. McK'nley. accompanied by
Supervisor S. S. Hall, called upon
Sheriff Cm lie about 7:30 Inst night to
take tne goods. The sheriff rightfully
refused, replying that ha would first
have to atify himself as to whom
l ho property belongel. The fact that
an effort bad been made to dispose of
the cannon gave tUe to reports that
stirred the patriotic impulses of the
people generally. Indignation wia
expressed on very hand, and no one
conneoted with the transaction was
What Mr. McKinley tttya.
However, Mr. McKinley called at
Tut: Amies oCico today to toll his
side of the case. It was a business
proposition with him, he said. He
had been offered tho cannon by Mij.
Beardsley during yesterday afternoon,
but before closing the deal hid one ot
ihtm weigbtd to ascertain what he
would get for his money. In the
evening he met the maj r. "who had a
bill of sale drawn up. The deal was
closed and Mr. McKinley made a pay
mer.t to bind the bargain. He said
be bad been assured that no one had
any interest in the cannon except
Maj. Beardsley. that they were a
present from tho government to the
latter, aod he was free to dieposo of
them as be saw nt. binding out that
there was a dispute ou this point, Mr.
McKinley stated that he was sorry
that he bad not investigated the case
more thoroughly before it had gone
to the point it bad.
i Sara They Ware In the Way.
Supervisor Hull's story is to the
effect that he was given to under
stand the guns were the property of
Beardsley. Ibey bad been piled up
for several years in the jail yard, with
nothing Jen ot the most of them but
the metal, tho wood hiving long ago
fallen to decay. They were iu the
wav, he said, and as tne county board
thought it would bo too expensive to
have new carriages built for them, he
supposed the man who owned them
bad a right to do the next best thing
with them. Supervisor Hull said that
some days ago during a convocation
with Mr. McKinley he brought np
tbo cannon lor uiscusmoo, mention
ing that there was a bargain in the
jail yard for rouie one. Mr. McKinley
aid ho was in the brass business, the
major was given a hunch, and the
bargain was made.
Claim Absolute Ownership.
Maj. Beardsley stated that he is alt
solute owner of tho cannon. They
were given to me to do with as I saw
nt, he said. "Time after time I
have tried to get the county to take
the old guns from the jil yard, where
they had been dumped, and set them
np in the parks and public places.
but they would pay no attontion to
me. ibe other dav when the J. is.
came up the river and the citizens de
sired to make a noise they were com
pelled to use anvils, and I concluded
if tho people wuld not put the old
guns to some use I would. It was
not a matter of money with me.
did not caro whether I received $ I or
f3,000 for them, but I believe if they
are not used in ono way they 6honld
be In another.
Mow the Cannon Wre8eeorel.
As near as can be learned, when
the local war veterans organized to
secure money with which to erect the
shaft in the court yard one of their
plans was to surround the column
with cannon. When the shaft was
completed. Congressman Hawley lent
his efforts and by special act of con
gress 12 cannon were loaned to the
soldiers' organization, of which Maj.
Beardsley was chairman. In his ca
pacity as chairman of that body he
receipted for the cannon at Kock
Veteran. Familiar With Facta.
While the name of the organization
does not appear In the government
recoid, nevertheless old soldiers, es
pecially those who were mem bars of
the monument fund organization,
claim to bo familiar with the circum
stances under which the cannon were
secured, and aro naturally amazed at
the action of tbtirold comrade in seek
fog to dispose of relics around which
center so many historical reminis
cences. Four of the cannon were
afterward osjd by a volunteer battery
of which Maj. Beardsley was captain
and Frank Iltwes first lieutenant. A
few years ago two of the guns were
loaned to the Moline Grand Army
post, and when the sew court house
was erected and the soldiers' monu
ment moved to the northeast corner
of the square the 10 remaining were
stored away in the jail yard. Still
later, two cannon of a different design
were secured from the government by
John Buford post and stationed about
Sheriff Cralle says the cannon are
the property of the government, and
will be held by him as they have been
held by his predecessors.
No doubt the cannon -are worth
many times the anion nt tbey were
PERSONAL POINTS. .
Ad Gest is in Chicago.
Mrs. O. P. Olson is visiting friends
in Altona. 111.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones are vis
iting in Dubuque.
Mrs. K II Leins and sons, of Chi
cago, are in the city.
Mrs. F P. Baumbach is ppcndiog a
few days in Hampton.
Miss Harriet Rbcrhart has returned
from-a visit in Chicsgo.
Chief of Police Darnell returned
from Peoria last evening. .
Miss Ella Mitchell has gone to Mon
mouth for a 2-weeks' visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J F Egan have re
turned from Maysville, Ky.
Oscar Liitt and Frank Ferguson
spent the day in'Watertown.
Countv Judge W. T. Church, of
Aledo, was in the city on business
Miss May Walker has gone for a
b.weeka visit in the northern part of
Miss Vernio Hoover, of Wilton.
Iowa, arrived today to visi- with Mrs.
W. E Owens.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bosso and Mr
and Mrs. A. J. Lloyd went to Clinton
today on the J. b.
Mrs. F. Potter Smith loft this
morning for Port Huron, Mich , to
spend the summer.
Mrs. J. G. Dahlbjrg and daughter
lfft this morning lor a , month's
visit in Allona, 111
Mrs and Mrs. E. E. Pdrruenter, ac
com punk d by Miss O off. left today
for Waukesha, Wis., to spend the
C. II. Drake, who has been here tho
past wick in the interest i f the Oil
fcpring company, or lakersheld. Cat.,
left this afternoon lor Ubieagt.
Ilov. J. G. Dahlberg, pastor of the
A n Lutheran church, left this morn
ing for Colfax, Iowa. Ho will be
absent one month. Dr. N Forsander
will havo charge of the congregation
during his absence.
Mrrnd Mrs. E. G. i Hanks aro vi-
iting at the home of tho- latter's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J F. Fink. Mr
Hanks was formerly physical director
of the local 1. M. C. A and is now
holding a similar position at Canton.
DOINCS OF ONE DAY
IN LOCAL POLICE COURT
Ed B. Ruby is having a hearing
this afternoon on a peace warrant
sworn out by his wife on tho charge
that he threatened to annihilate her
with nitric acid. He was arrested
last night in Moline. whore he ha
been employed in a restaurant at the
Hawthorn yards. Mrs. Ruby is mak
ing her home with her mother on
Forty-fourth street. Tho couple
nave oecn Heparan i ior two years.
Some months ago, it will bo remem
bered. Knby camo here from Waterloo
and kidnaped bis child. The child
na afterward secured by the mother
throngb habeas corpus proceedings.
Mrs. Pauline Kolls and Mrs. Lottie
Slator, neighbors who lire on Twelfth
street, aired a grievance before Mag
istrate Johnson yesterday afternoon
The former had been arrested on com
plaint of the latter for a broach of the
peace, tho trouble arising out ot the
noise the Kolls children made while
at play. The blame apparently being
divided, the case was dismissed.
William Riddell, the colored man
whom Charles Haw k-ns, another col
ored man, bad arrested for alleged
threats upon the latter's life, proved
to be. if anything, the aggrieved
party, and Magistrate Johnson dis
missed the proceedings.
John Hoffman was fined $5 for
causing trouble in the Kruegcr fam
ily, the complainant Ijeing Charles
FAST HEATS ARE RUN;
RACES AT DAVENPORT.
Close finishes were the rule in all
the heats of the Great Western cir
cuit at Davenport yesterday. It took
six heats to decide tho 2:10 pare, won
by Balmy L., who wont iu 2:09 J in the
fourth. In the 2:13 pace three horses
Carmeuta, lean and Kasscll tin
ished the last heat neck and neck.
and the decision of the judges was
necessary to convince the grand stand
tbal Carmelila bad won. bummaries
2:13 pace, purse S500 Carmelita
won, Kassell second, lean third-
Time 2;131, 2:101, 2:12, 2:131.
2:25 trot, purse $500 Lord Linton
won, Urasn second, Baronmont third.
Time -2:17, 2:151. .2:17J.
2:10 pace, purse $500 Balmy L.
won. Sophia second, Minnehaha third.
Time 2:091. 2:11, 2:131. 2:091. 2:18
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve should
be promptly applied to cuts, burns
and scalds. It soothes and ouicklv
heals ihe injured part. There are
worthless counterfeits. Bo sure to
get DcWitfs. B. LI. Bieber and
Hartz & Ullemeyer. .....
MERCURY DROPS FEW
Decline of 33 Degrees From 4
p. m. Yesterday to 6 This
THE BULB IS PUSHED UP TO 104.
Dryness of Atmosphere Saves
Humanity But It is Warm
4 p. U 104
A p. m .
7 p. m.
8 p. iu.
1 a- m. ,
2 a. m ,
3 a. m
4 a. in
5 a. m
lO p. m 85
lip. m 84
13 m 81
As predicted yesterday, tho tem
perature at 4 p. m. reached 104, or
3.9 degrees warmer than had ever
been recorded at the local weather
observatory. Although there was a
brisk wind, it was eimjly wilting as
it came up from tho frying pavement
and everything 'one touched was too
hot to bold with com'ort. The de
cline in temperature was very grad
ual, the thermometer registering 98
at 6 p. m. Daring the night a north
east breeze sprang up and brought
some relief, but the weather bureau
holds out no very alluring prospects
for this locality.
Atmosphere ia Dry.
The fact that no great damago was
done to animal life was due to the
relative dryness of the atmosphere,
the humidity being but 18 per cent of
the degree required tor saturation
airainst an average humidity of about
70 per cent. The area affected cov
ered the lower Mississippi valley and
tho southwestern lake region. -In
eastern Kansas and Nebraska and at
most points in Iowa and Illinois the
temperature reached between 100 and
MILWAUKEE AND THE Q
The injunction that wont into effect
on the north main track of the Peoria
road, fronting the property of Walter
Johnson, at 10 o'clock vesterdav
morning is causing some inconven
ie nee to the Q and the Milwaukee
It is now necessary for all trains
crossing the river to switch south to
the old track, passing Seventeenth
street on the switch tracks c i the lj
This forces tho Milwaukee trains to
back up to their depot from the east
half a block. This ha9 a tendency to
delay service at a busy time in tho
morning and evening.
TO BE ABANDONED
Tho Chicago passenger service on
the C, B. & (J will be a thing of the
past after next Sunday, according to
an ctticial communication received by
representatives of tho road in this
The effort to give accommodations
to the big city have not paid at any
stage and the daily train connecting
at Mendota will be taken oil.
Other changes will be made to give
some ttort of connection emt, but just
what they will bo wil not be known
till Supt. Bice, who is expected here
tomorrow, reaches the citv.
The stage of water at the Bock
Island bridge was 4 80 at b a. ni
and at noon 4.85 Tne temperature
at noon was SI.
The Winona was in and out.
The E. Kutledge brought down 16
strings of logs.
The J. S. went north.
Travel over the Kock Island bridge
yesterday: Foot, north 899, south
28. total 18a; teams, norm 9,
south 794, total 1682; street cars,
north 9iJ, south 9 I, total 186.
hit or k holder Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of tbo Biack Hawk Home
stead Building Loan & Saving asso
ciation will be he'd at .the secretary's
office in the Bengston block, Uock
Island, Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock,
July 16. for the purpose of electing
four directors and snch other buMnecs
as may properly come before it.
11. L Mack, rrisidcnt.
T. J. Mkkiijl, S-cictary.
A Pour Hllllounlr,
Lately starved in london because
ho could not digest his food. J-arly
ue of Dr. King's New Life Pills
would have snvcu him. J hey
Btreuglhen the stomach, aid digestion,
promote assimilation, improve appe
tite, l rice zo ccni3. juoney oacK n
not eatished. bold by Hartz & Vile
"I am indebted to One Mincte
Coogh Cure for my present good
health and life. I was treated in vain
by doctors for lung trouble foilowlng
1 grippe. 1 took one Minute uougn
Cur and recovered my health " K
H. Wise, Madison, Ga. B. 11. Biebtr
and Hartz & Unllemeyer.
Headaches, dizzy spells, bad blood,
rheumatism, indigestion, constipa
tion,' absolutely cured if you take
Rocky Mountain Tea made by Madi
son lea company. X. II. l nomas
Davenport Furniture and
125-127 West Third Street, Davenport.
SUMMER BARGAINS .
As we make them are summer bargains indeed.
Your home is furnished best and cheapest when
we furnish it.
An Iron Bed
Is the bed for summer. Fifty different styles,
fifty d-fferent pieces. We start them, the best
ever offered, at
FREE! With every iron bed from $10 up we
will give you a heavy woven wire spring to fit
Summer Sale of Hammocks.
Ten per cent discount on the entire line, this
means by far the cheapest hammocks in the
city. New arrivals. Carpets. Linoleums, Oil
Cloth and Rugs. We always show the best
line of floor covering in the city.
ODDS AND ENDS
All broken lines and small lots of finest
Merchandise left from Spring and Sum
Both' Junior Suits that sold at $2.50 CO QQ
4 25,4 75. All go at VtiSO
Boys' Knee I'ants Wash Goods. 35c, 1flr
30c. -J5c, 15c. All go at, pair IUU
Men's Pants that sold at $3.50, ?3 and CM QQ
2 75. All go at, pair I , O
Men's Suits that sold at $9, $8.60, f8 J4. E
$7.50. All go at VTiOO
Some Extra Good Values in Our Marked Down
to $10 00 Line.
S0MMER8 & LAVELLE.
1S04 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
207 West Second Street, Davenport.
WALKING HAT CLEARING
All the best styles of Walking Hats, worth S7C,
92c, $1.00 and $1.50, to make a quick clearance,
take your choice at
Limited Quantities of Each, so Come Early.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Corner Twentieth street and Fourth Avenue. Kock Island. III. Telephone 1237
THIS IS If
We Sell Fans, Dyn
amos, Motors, Bells,
and Batteries, but
don't, rent them.
W. A. Robb & Co.
117 Seventeenth street.
We stand between jow. ud