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TnE ATIGUS, FRIDAY, XOVETXHTvR S. 15)01.
But cheap enough to make you look for
more of the same kind, cheap enough to save
you money tvery time you buy. cheap enough
to make this store a popular place for those
who want their money's wonh This is the
kir.d of cheapn ess that keeps the grocery
trade centre at SHIELD'S CASH GROCERY
Flour, "Oar Best," per sack.. .. 97c
8 pounds Rolled Oats . 25c
Rio Coffee, per pound 10c
Uncolored Japan Tea. per pound S5o
2-pound can Best Raking Powder 23c
I)r Price's Baking Powder, per
Scbepp Cream Fruit Pudding, 3
Fany New Citron, per pound . . 17Jc
10c Sack Salt... . .". rc
Large Dried Apricots -. 12 Jc
New Mince Meat. 2 paokages. . . 15c
Rock Island and Davenport Corn,
per dozen 8c
Yeast Foam, per package 3c
8 bars Santa Claus Soap ... . 25c
lOo Wool Soop. 2 for 15q
10a Irory Soap, 2 for 15c
Sa polio, 2 for 15c
Knameline, 2 for 15c
Gold Dust Washing Powder.... 17Jc
Swift Pride Washing Powder.. 15c
2 packages Washing Powder. ... 5c
You Know Us
FOR SQUARE DEALING,
Best Ma.dc Clothing and Good
Suits and Overcoats of These makes
$15.00 to 327.50.
Not How Cheap But How Iood.
Toilet Soap, 25c kind 15c
Pure Borax, per 1 pound pack
Fancy Sweet Potatoes per peck. S0
Canned Peas, per dozen 9Chj
3-pound can Beets '. 10c
1 dozen boxes Parlor Matches .. 10
Ralston Pancake Flour, 3 pack
New Shredded Cocoanut, per
Pint bottle Catsup, 3 for i . . 25c
19 pounds Beat Crane d
Sugar ,. . $1 0
15-pound pail Jelly, per pail . . : 37c
Salt Herring, per dozen 2 c
Smoking Tobacco, per pound.. 23 -
Star Tobacco, per pound 45 -
Horse Shoe Tobacco, per pound 45
Wetmore's Best Tobacco, pound 45c
New Buckwheat, 10-pound ack S3o
New Dried Peaches, 3 pounds.. 25
Riucna, 2 piukagc 15c
Corn Starch, per package be
2532 Fifth Avraa
There is no place like
the Blue Front.
Our assortment is
larger than ever. Our
suit department is full
of the most stylish, ef
fects. You r tailor may
lit you as -well, hut no
hct tor. Ask to see "wl Kit
we show in L.. Adler
Bros. ec Co. and Alfred
Be n jam in & Co.'s makes
None better made.
KEEP SYSTEM FREE
City Should Not Adopt Fire Alarm
Provided in Telephone
PEOPLE OPPOSE SUCH PAETNEESIUP
That Would Complicate uu IniHr
tant Ilrancli of Ser
vice. One of the provisions of the Thom
as telephone ordinance adopted by
the city council last Monday evening
that has excited comment of a vary
ing nature on the part of the public
is that providing for the installation
and maintenance by the Illinois Inde
pendent Telephone company, in ad
dition to 1j regular instruments for
the general use of the citv. of 511 in
struments complete for service as n
police and lire alarm system. While
this may show a very commendable
intent on the part of the company
which has secured permission to en
ter the city, the accruing benefits, it
must peur. are not in proportion
to the lilterality of the concession.
This so far as the practical side of
the (jiiestion is concerned.
The Ararus stands just where it
stood last spring when the question
of an improved tire alarrt: system
was Winy discussed and when it op
posed the proposition of the Central
I'nion to instajlrtcloplioncs. In the
first place it is not in favor 'of a sys
tem the ownership of which is vest
ed in or shared by ny power out
side of the city.
Wromr In Principle.
It is the principle that is wrong-.
No city should enter upon any ar
rangement by which it takes in u pri
vate corporation as a partner in the
control or government of any branch
of the municipal ;'! ice. Under
such a tk-al there is no condition that
can be imposed that will safeguard
the city from the possibility of lie
ing at the nieTcy of the corporation.
If the municipal assembly would be
the representative of the people it
must not let slip from its absolute
ownership any part of the machinery
essential to the independent opera
tion of every branch and department
of the city government. The city
must be untranimeled and free from
the complications of association with
outside interests m the government
of public affairs.
In the second p'ace no telephone
system is fitted to serve as a safe and
expeditious means of communicating
alarms in case of fire, as has been re
peatedly demonstrated in this and
other cities. All towns of any stand
ing have sent the telephone to the
rear in this connection and it is time
for Kock Island to do the same. The
telephone may do very well for po
lice serviee. but in case of a fire the
department, if needed at all. is need
ed at once and the delay of even a
few seconds lost in conversation is
often the cause of disaster.
What Kock Island needs is the best
system devised, owned entirely by
the municipality and imlia uipercd by
any private interests: a system by
which direct connection is had be
tween the boxes and all the engine
houses so that the pulling' of a lever
will rtntf up the number of the box
at the different stations and repeat
it till it is understood: a system, in
short, such as other progressive
cities have, with boxes in the busi
ness and factory districts that may
In- opened day and night without the
least excuse for delay in summoning
the department. Why have a paid
department with every other provis
ion for aiding the firemen in getting
to-lhe lire and doing their work with
the utmost dispatch, if the entire
amount expended for protection is
to be seriously impaired in time of
need for the want of a proper sys
tem of communication.
Wrong In Theory.
The spirit of the times in progress
ive cities, not only the greater ones,
but in many no larger than I'ock Is
land, is to adopt advance methods
for the perfection of its lire depart
ment rather than to evince a retro
grade tendency. The policy has been
even with those cities that have had
the advantage of the direct automat
ic alarm system, to remove the de
lay that might be incurred in un
locking the alarm boxes by doing
away with the keys-' in the business
and manufacturing districts and sub
stituting a simple handle by the
turning of which the box may be
opened and the lever pulled that
sends in the alarm instantaneously.
We want no telephone and no relay
of any kind in summoning the fire
department. The get-there-quick
signal is the only efficient, reliable
means. The less complication the
better the service. The people of
Kock Island want what other cities
of their class have the system by
which all that is necessary is to pull
a lever and the alarm does the rest.
Anything else is a makeshift nnd a
farce. And The Argus has no hesi
tancy in predicting now that if the
city tampers with the telephone in
connection with its fire department
it will regret if, and everyone con
nected with such a deal will be in
time Heartily ashamed of it.
Kock Island has experimented long
enough along this line. Further at
tempts to get along with, telephones
will be but a waste of time and prob
ably valuable property. We want a
recognized alarm system and all talk
of any substitute sufficing is idle,
the mere theories of .those who know
nothing nbuut the proa-r ai:iii;i:st-n-tion
of a pckl fire department.
INCENDIARY AT WORK
M. T. Johnson's Darn Alleged to Have
llcen Set on Fire Hox
Two empty box cars standing in
the Kock Island yards just west of
the coal chutes were found to be on
fire about 0 o'clock last evening and
before water could be gotten to them
they were almost entirely destroyed.
The origin of the lire is charged to
It now develops that the fire in the
woodpile at the barn belonging to M.
T. .lohnson on Twenty-second street
Wednesday night was of undoubted
incendiary origin. I'arties living in
the neighborhood saw n man sneak
ing about on the premises just be
fore the flames broke out and saw
him leaving immediately after. No
personal jeculiarit ies were noted,
however, which might lead to the ap
preheusion and identification of the
Wagner is visiting in t'lin-
11. Kennedy, of Stockton, Cal.,
and Mrs. C. A. Kerry, of I'.oonc.
, visited in the city today,
and Mrs. II. K. Casteel have ar
rived home after an extended visit in
Mrs. Thomas Duulcavcy, who has
been spending several months in
Dubuque, returned to the city last
(Jcorge II. Johnston arrived from
St. Louis this morning on one of his
periodical visits to inspect the pro
gress of the new Illinois theatre.
I 'hurles Mellugli. tleorge l'ricc and
A. 1). Iluesing arc back in town after
their hunting trip in the Mary Me to
the vicinity of Koston bay.
Mrs. K. O. M. Molony, who ha
been spending the summer with her
granddaughter. Mrs. A . r . liradley
departed Wednesday for her home at
Al Kogers and W. II. Uairc return
ed last night after a 2-weeks' hunt
near ISeardstovvn. where they found
frame plentiful nnd the bracing air
and table fare
Friends of Miss Fay Warren who
is spciidiug.n year in l'uri.s. will be
pleased to learn that she is making
flattering progress in her studies be
sides enjoying the environments of a
city so rich in the treasures of art.
Kichard Warwick, formerly con
nected with the local office of the
Postal Teleirraoh company, was ' in
the city yesterday. --For several
months he has been located at Mar-
shalltovvn and is now temporarily
-tatioiied at Davenport.
BISHOP VON SCHEELE TO BE
ENTERTAINED BY THE CLUB
As it will be some little time be
fore the bow ling .alley is completed.
the directors of the Kock Island Club
at their regular meeting last night
did not fix the date of the formal
penmg of the remodeled club house,
as they expected to. However, it is
thought the opening, which will be
celebrated with a smoker, will occur
early in December.
The u i rectors, aside from routine
matters, appointed a committee to
arrange for the entertainment of
r.ishop Yon Scheele, the distinguish
ed Swedish divine, during his visit at
Augustana college the latter part of
the present month. Hi shop Yon
Scheeele and Gov. S. K. Van Sant, of
Minnesota, were elected to honorary
membership in the club.
LOCAL INTEREST IN THE
.More than the ordinary local in
terest attaches to the federal jail
delivcrv at Leavenworth yesterday
from the fact that the warden. It.
W. Mct'laughry. was formerly a resi
dent of this congressional district.
living at Monmouth, and was at one
time a rival of Col. Marsh for con
gressional honors. During this cani-
lign the famous Marsh-Mebaugliry
fight was developed. After leaving
this district Mr. Mcluiughry was
warden of ' t he state jcnitent iary at
Joliet, superintendent of the police
of Chicago, warden of one of the
state prisons of Pennsylvania nnd
again had charge of the .loliet insti
tution before going to Kansas.
HURT IN FALL FROM TREE
Jolin Taylor Mertit With Accident at Iloiue
on Twentieth Street.
John Taylor was quite serionslj
hurt nt noon today in a fall from a
tree that he was trimming on his
premises at 74:1 Fourteenth street.
He sustained a scalp wound and it
is feared was injured internally. He
was attended by Dr. E. Bradford.
W. T. Wesson, Cholsonville, Va.,
druggist, writes: "Your One Minute
Cough Cure gives perfect satisfac
tion. My customers shy it is the best
remedy for coughs, colds, throat and
lung troubles." 11. 11. Bieuer and
tlartz & Ulleineyer.
Hundreds of lives saved every year
bv having Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil
in the house just when it is needed.
Cures croup, heals burns, cuts,
wounds of every sort.
PRISON -BAH IS -SAWED
Accident Probably Prevents a De
livery at the County
BLADE BEOKEN DURING OPERATION
John Thomas Williams, Now in I'en
iteutiary, Kngiueer of
Although .lohn Thomas Williams,
so-called, who was taken earlier in
the week to Joliet to enter the
state's prison for burglary commit
ted at the Buford mansion on Eigh
teenth street, has already served
three terms behind the bars in state
institutions, developments since his
departure from the county jail ren
der it plain that he was not looking
forward to his re-incarceration with
feelings of pleasant anticipation.
In fact it develops that he was lay
ing plans to get outside of the de
taining walls where he could give the
sheriff's force one of those merry
chases in which he led Mayor Knox
ami a portion of the Kock Island po
lice force on the occasion of his cap
Saw Found In Old Trousers.
Aft,er the .sheriff had gone with
Williams and Jackson Wednesday
morning KuilifT liaison took the
trouble to examine a pair of trous
ers that Williams had worn which
were hanging in the jail. In one of
the pockets he found the broken
parts of a -saw blade of the sort used
in cutting throngn metal. His sus
picions becoming aroused, he began
an investigation which resulted in
his finding that the heavy iron bar
which serves as a brace for the steel
partition of the "bull pen" in the
jail, had been sawed entirely off at
one end and the cutting of the other
end had been begun. This bar is an
inch nucl a quarter in diameter and
several feet in length and in the
hands of the prisoners would serve
as a death-dealing weapon or an in
strument to batter a road to liberty.
It would have probably been put to
the latter use.
Where the saw came from is not
known. The blade is only about
three-eighths of an inch in width and
was intended to be used in a frame.
Being very hard and brittle it had
broken during the progress of the
work, thus very materially hindering
its completion. If it had not been
for this accident there would in all
probability have been a jail delivery
and the authorities would have
found a gang of desperate men head
ed by such a powerful fellow as Wil
liiinis a rather difficult proposition
to handle, even if they had been
caught in the act of escaping. The
bar lias been taken out and welded
at" a blacksmith shop.
RECEIVES A GIFT FROM YALE
Dr. Aiulreeii I'rcM'iitctt Silk Cap and tiown
ly l iiivcrMty Friend.
l'rcsident tiustave Andreeii, of
Augustana college, was liappil.v sur
prised by the receipt last evening of
an express package from New Haven,
Conn., containing a beautiful Yale
faculty gown and cap. presented
with the compliments of the faculty,
of which he was a member prior to
being called to this city, and students
of the university.
BOYS START OUT
TO SEE THE COUNTRY
Sylvester Holqujst and Kert Welch,
two Iowa boys in their early teens,
were found by the police iast night
sleeping in a barn. They were taken
to the station, where it apeared
from their story that they had set
out to see the world. Thev were re
leased today, but the "2-calibre rifle
they were carrying was taken away
Mrs. Sarah Marshall yesterday af
ternoon had Albert Schavis arrested
on the charge oi attempting lo uis-
pose of borrowed property. The
case will be brought before Magis
trate .lohnson next Tuesday evening.
Koth the parties are "colored.
Mrt. Kavauaugh KoiiiciiiIm red.
The ladies auxiliary of the O. li. C.
at their regular meeting yesterday
presented Mrs. William Kavanaugh
with a beautiful past president pin
as a mark of appreciation for her
labors in behalf of the organization
during the two years she has served
as its president. Mrs. Kavanaugh
will shortly leave for her new home
at Lariniore, South Dakota.-
Charles Johnson, a former member
of the fire department, has embark
ed in the saloon business at 22C9
Fourth avenue, lie has taken in a
partner, the lirm name being- John
son & Stewart, and the place to be
known as the l-Jilorado. They are
to have their opening- tonight and
tomorrow night. They have one of
the neatest saloons in the city.
Chicken lunch at Thierman's sa
loon, curner Fourth avenue and
Eighteenth street, Saturday night.
Free turkey lunch at the Commer
cial house saloon Saturday nig-ht.
Ucenaed to Wed.
Enril Johnson Sherrard
Mis Jennie Samuelson Sherrard
Thomas J. Boats Eock Island
Mis Dela Lovejoy. Moline
Coooti iVioving Sale
FOR ONE WEEK,
o o o
WE HAVE a stock of 000 Couelios, show 72 sam
ples, all ditf'erent stylos. This is by far the
largest Couch shoAving made in the state.
It's too many for ns. We must move the
greater portion of them this "week, as there are
more on the way.
Svkrt yourCouch this "week.
It's the timo to buy one viirht.
It's money in your pocket
to buy a Couch this week.
Everything bought of us is the best that money
can buy. DEl'EXJ) UPON IT.
The best line made.- The cheapest line made.
The most beautiful in design. Very lowest
in price. Every Bed we show is a bargain;
one that can not be equaled elsewhere.
We carry the largest and best line of Oflice Fur
niture in the city.
Roll Top Desks. Flat Top Desks.
Chairs; Offlce Tables, etc.
AGENTS FOR EE A STIC BOOK CASES.
Davenport Furniture & Carpel Co.
l-':J--15 West Third Street.
:y v.- 4,tV3-s?rt "iS
..i .1......,.. MTIT.rv.lM.'.NT'SS W1VTKI1 CAPS Out (' lil-
diva's department offers a complete assortment ot Winter Caps
for children. Among them are the Camel's Hair Caps lor school
children iu all colors. Also the Baby Bonnets in large poke and
the little French Caps in all materials. The lowest prices arc the
rule in an ueparwiicms.
W. A. ROBB & CO.
- 19 Eighteenth Street.
of all the novel Overcoats
tTiis season is Model "P."
It is made with yoke front
and back, in the broad
chested effect, and is cut
yery long. The sleeves are
finished with small round
ed fl's. The vertical com
bination pockets add to its
character anil comfortable
ness. Fabrics are Plain
Black Oxford and
lirown Friezes and
Dark: Plaid Rough
Cheviots and Vicunas
The linings are of excellent
quality Cloth, combina
tions of Silk and Worsted.
This Coat is sure to be be
coming to most men, and
all shapes can be as readily
litted as if ordered to
AMONG- the stylish
Winter Hats to which
we desire to call espe
cial attention th is week
are hats of black vel
vet, both plain and
trimmed, with the
lace insertions and long
Amazon plumes. Our
white maline Hats,
trimmed with violets
:nnl tins. will nlso
St. and Fourth Ave.
Cannot jeopardize your life
an! property when your
houses are projierly wired
and lighted by electricity.
We will wire your building"
at reasonable prices, and
. g"ive 3 ou complete satisfac
tion. Phone 1538.