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THE AEGTJS, FRIDAY, MAY 8; 1903.
"The Smile That.
Won't Come Off."
Is always apparent upon the face of the housewife who
V does her trading at SHIELDS Cash Grocery.. She knows
s that she is getting only dependable goods; the maximum
in quality at the minimum in price. She feels that she is
receiving full value for every dollar spent and that every
,' purchase made means a saving. Every housewife who
has. not tried SHIELDS' plan of grocery selling should
look over these prices and then telephone her order,
which will be promptly anil satisfactorily filled.
Fancy dairy butter, 9 fin
per pound fcUU
Shields' best patent flour, QQ
per sack JOC
Dill pickles, per (- nr
gallon . OC
Japan Tea, per qr
pound , OuU
Oolong Tea, per qq
Good Rio coffee, per pound, 30c;
Maple sugar, ?, pounds 25C
English bloaters, per 20C
10 pound pail jelly, qq
per pail OOC
Holland herring, per , 75c
25c can California peaches, Q"
this sale ! UC
Egg" plums or.greeu gages, ir
2 cans for IOU
2 cans Fisher peaches O C
Apple butter, 3 cans 25C
10c Ivorv soap. 2 1 C
Call us over either 'Phone
WeJJare as usual leaders in
for style and price. We
. have nothing carried
over from last year.
Here you get the
See us if
Fine Tailored Suits.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Gallon apples 25C
Large flat can salmon Qq
Dried apples, per "I On
Dried apricots, 3 pounds 25 Q
Regular 1'2yc prunes, to close
them out, 3 pounds 25C
3- pound can strawberry Q
beets, er can wU
Malta leres, 3 pkgs. 25C
Uncle Jerry's pancake nr
flour, 3 pkgs ; bOu
Diamond C soap. 8 bars OC
Swift's Pride, soap, S bars
10c sack salt r
for .. OC
One dozen boxes matches 1
for .. lUC
4- pound pkg. Swift's r
washing powder lOw
Dried peaches, regular 12c
kind, to close .them out, )Er
3 pounds for iUC
1 h v if ii 1 i if!
Rock Island City Clerk Sum
moned Into Court to Answer
,-. Contempt Charge
IN ALLEGED ELECTION FRAUD CASE
Refused to Produce Ballot
'. , and Records Before
.Grand Jury. '
The latest development in the Mc
Caskrin election 'contest "suit, filed ves
leiuay, as mentioned in this paper, is
contempt of court proceedings in
stituted against City Clerk 11. (
enaiier iy the grand jury, now in
session, through its foreman. AYilliain
H. Sehriver. The court ordered Kchaf
fer to appear this afternoon at :
o clock before Judge (iest and show
cause why he should not he consider
ed in contempt of court for his fail
ure to produce' ballots. -poll books and
affidavits before the grand jury as de
manded uy the foreman of that body
This order indicates that the grand
jury is investigating: the alleged elec
tion frauds with a view to bringing in
indictments against the parties held
to have had such a part in the recent
When the case came up for argu
mem mis afternoon i ity Attorney
Scott appeared for Mr. SchatTer. He
stated that the city clerk was merely
acting, as lie thought, according to
the requirements of his otlice and in
tended no contempt. If ordered by
the court to produce the ballots he
would do so, otherwise not. The mat
ter was taken under advisement and
the clerk was allowed to 'go on his
own recognizance. States Attorney
AVeld read ike document from the
(Jeorge V. McCaskrin has collected
a list, of those whom he alleges to
nave voted illegally and farther ac
cuses the judges in many of the pre
inefcs f wilfully counting McCaskrin
votes for McConochie. It is possible
that the grand jury searchlight will
be turned on these latter as well as
those who voted illegally o swore in
votes in a manner frowned 'on by the
law. - The number of those who are
llleged to have 'voted without u right
to is in the vicinity of a score, ac
cording, to Mr. McCaskrih's 'volumi
nous document filed in'the office' of
t be.-e.rr'vuit clerk yesterday .jifterhoon.
The proceedings started by Ihe de
feated candidate in the circuit court
is for an order from that tribunal to
compel a recount of the vote, the pro
duction of the affidavits, and in case
it should be found that the recount
thus made should favor the pet ithiiier
that he be declared the elected iriavoY
of Rock Island and that William Mc
Conochie he declared not elected and
that a further order be issued for his
abdication of the municipal chair.
Lengthy 1(111. .
The McCaskrin document is a for
midable affair, of nearly forty tysf
writteti pages, and goes' throlrgh 4nre
entire affair at great length, reciting
the' action of the council in refusing
to recount the vole, the way the elec
tion was conducted and alleged , ir
regularities. Tlie number of votes in the entire
city perverted to McConochie Is alleg
ed to have been about ISO, more than
enough to have elected the plaintiff
by a respectable majority. The iiuni
bers given are: In the First want,
UG; in the Second ward.."!; in the Third
ward, 21. in i:ne precinct; in the
Fourth ward, between 15 and 2"; in
the Fifth ward. 24; in the Sixth ward.
21; in the Seventh. 10. It is further
alleged that many votes not properly
made out and which should have been
destroyed were counted for McCon
ochie, while on the other hand ballots
perfectly made out for McCaskrin
were declared defective and treated
The Illegal Voter.
The following are alleged to have
voted illegally, having been sworn in
by persons who were aware of that
fact: Kd (Jrcen In the second pre
cinct of the Second ward, C. E. Addis
in the first precinct of the Third ward,
M. S.' Patch in the second precinct of
the Third ward. Fred Trescher, il
liam TJattigan or Fitzgerald, John
Horn, (Jeorge Wahl and .John Murphy
in the first, precinct ,of ; the Fourth
ward, August DeVlingef. A. Frank,
Charles Evans. Eric Xejson and Julius
Vanversal in the first precinct of the
Fifth ward. Mate Faber in the second
precinct of the Sixth ward, and oth
ers. Those mentioned, it is claimed.
were flagrant and willful violations
of the law, while there were many
other cases which would probably ap
pear on a recount of the vote as de
sired by the complainant.
Other Abuses Cited-
Many other abuses are cited in the
naner. such as improper electioneer
ing, coercion at the polls by paid
poll workers who are alleged to have
received from $5 to $10 and upward
for their services. It is represented
that a saloon was open within the.
prescribed limit of one mile and that
drinks were dispensed there free all
day to those who would promise tci
vote the prescribed republican ticket;
.Another Case of Contempt.
Zetta Andress, a jonng woman who
has been before the grand jury, was
brought before Judge Gest in the cir
cuit court this afternoon to show
cause why contempt ol court pro
ceedings should not issue against her.
She admits she is the victim of a se
duction. and criminal operation, but
refused to give the names of the oth
er parties. When the court explain2
ed that she ' would '.; either, 'have to
Execntive Committee la Appointed
Wltb Phil Mitchell at Its
. Head. v
A lneeting'of the. bankers of the
two cities was held here Wednesday
afternoon to make preliminary ar
rangements in regard to the conven
tion of the Illinois 1 '.ankers' associa
tion, which is to be held in this city
jointly with that of the Iowa associa
tion at Davenport July and 2. An
executive committee was chosen, offi
cers elected and necessary authority
invested therein for the making of
the plans for the entertainment of
the guests, the program and the like
The following arc the officers am:
members of the committee:
Chairman -Phn Mitchell.
Secretary C. Hellpcnstell.
Treasurer IT. K, Casteel.
Other Members Walter A. Rosen
field, of the Hock Island" People's Sav
ings; William liutterworth. of the
Moline First .National; Charles l'orter
Skinner, of the Moline Trust and Sav
ings;r Frank C. Allen, of the Moline
National; II. E. Castcel. of the ltock
Island National; II. H. Simmon, of flu
Uock Island Central Trust and Sav
ings; J. M. Unfold, of the Uock Isl
and Savings; Phil Mitchell, of Mitch
ell & Lvnde, Hock Island; C. llellpen-
stell. of the People's National.
GOV. VAN SANT PREVENTS
LOOTING OF STATE HOUSE
Gov. Van Sant has created a sensa
tioii at the state capital of Minnesota
by personally interfering with mem
bers of the legislature who were at
tempting to loot the House of repre-
HON. S. M. VAN SANT.
Former Hock Islander, now serving
i--7o).'as Minnesota's fcovrnor.
sen fat ives ' chamber of desks and
chairs which they had occupied dur
ing recent session.
'I ne governor set at 'defiance a res
olution passed by the house, and at
his direction Custodian Trowbridge,
in preventing the removal of the fnr
iiituie, engaged in a fist light with
one of the most prominent niemtiers
of the late house, on the stairway
leading from the chamber.
The house, before adjournment.
passed a resolution allowing members
to loot the chamber of desks and
chairs ami other furniture used by
them during the session.
Two members appeared at the cap
itol early the ft-Howing morning ami
attempted to cart off Ihe property.
Custodian Trowbridge at once in
formed Gov. Van Sunt.
"Inform those men that not a stick
of state furniture leaves this building,
n solution or no resolution," the gov
The custodian explained, and dis
appointed legislators left 1he building
with empty hands.
Later in the day a furniture van
backed up to the east entrance and
three other ' members . entered the
house of representatives chamber and
succeeded in removing their desks
and chairs to. the corridor.
They took different stairways to
the first floor, but the custodian dis
covered one member as he was trund
ling property away.
"Drop it," he commanded, and the
The governor appeared on the scene
at once and the furniture was res
cued. It was taken into the gover
nor's private office, where he can keep
an eye on it, and orders were issued
to Iqck the doors and admit no legis
lators to the house chambers.
John A. Gustafson has returned
from a trip to Chicago.
It. D. Huford is here from Chicago,
where he is a member of the senior
class at Northwestern Medical . col
lege, for a visit.
President. M. H. Sexton returned at
noon today from his trip to visit a
number of the western cities in the
JCdvvard Robb. who went, from this
city as delegate representing the local
camp of the Sons of Veterans at the
encampment at East St. J.ouis, re
turned home this morning.
F. L. Ludolph. C. W. Horton, Wil
liam Robb and J'.iward Hrandenburg
returned last evening from Peoria,
where they attended the biennial
meeting of the grand lodge of the A.
o. u. w.
answer the questions of the gran
jury or go to jail she decided to ans
wer and was taken back to the grand
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Mayor McConochie Appoints
Three New Men to Act
ASSIGNMENT OF BEATS MADE
John Kinney, Hardy If etter and Dick
Kell Added to the
Mayor McConochie has appointed
the following' patrolmen to take the
places of those who failed to qualify:
John Kinney, Hardy Hetter and Dick
Kell. These men went on duty last
nigiit, wiien for t lie Iirst time since
fuesday there was a full force on
the various beats. Chief Miller states
the present arrangement will proba
bly be temporary, as changes are
likely to be made from time to time,
particularly if the council passes the
resolution increasing the force from
IS to 21 men. In that case two plain
clothes men will be assigned to duty
ami also additional dav men.
DlnpoHltlon of Men.
At present the men on the dav
beats are Dennis McCarthy, John
Schmid and Charles Moody, now the
three oldest men on the force. Mc
tarthy has the beat in the lower end
or town, hcnmid lias the center, cov
ering the business district and the
down town depots, while Moody is in
the tipper district.
The night men who reported and
were sent out last evening were Rich
ard Kell. Charles Youngberg. James
I Win ii, James GofT. Hardy Hetter. J
M. ttowen, John Kinney and Richard
Carnes. Kinney has the residence dis
trict beat, Kell i.ie lower and Hetter
the Sixth ward territory. Youngberg,
Hrinn. GotT, Powen and Carnes cover
the intermediate districts. Sidney
Pearson is the day driver and. Gus
Kirseh will handle the wagon during
the night. For the present no par
ticular man will be assigned as desk
THIEVES OPERATE AT
HOME OF FRANK COLLIER
Thieves were detected early yester
day morning carrying away the fur
niture in the house fit the late Frank
Howard Collier, the eceent rie Chicago
attorney whose escapades iir this city
niiil Moline brought him into notice
nereaoonts three years ago. 1 he res
idence, which stands at 73 West
Jackson boulevard. 'Chicago, is iinoc
copied save oy a domestic who. is in
charge and who sleeps on an upper
floor. The thieves had opened the
lower part of the house and were en
gaged in hauling away Hie heavy fur
niture when their operations were in
terrupt ed by" the police. There were
three men and only one was captured.
The pat rid wagon was called post
haste about the time the ball game
was over yesterday afternoon to stop
a fight that : had started among a
bunch of spectators who were leav
ing tfw' park. There were three or
four mixed tip. but when Hie police
hove in sight they scattered and all
1 ii the obituary of the late
C. Downs yesterday the name
ter 1. Downs, a son who resides in
Daveiiorf. was inadvertently left out.
The funeral will be held from the
home of the son. Frank C. Downs.
l.'!o7-3 Fourth avenue, at - o'clock to
morrow afternoon with interment at
Riverside cemetery, Moline.
Mrs. Nancy W. Allen, one of the
oldest residents of Rock Island, died
at 7 o'clock last evening at her, home.
2401 Seventh avenue, at the advanced
age of 01 years. She was born in
North Carolina, but lias resided in Il
linois for a long term of years. Her
husband, the late George R. Allen.
died several years ago, but she is sur
vived by tier sons, Frank M. Allen.
George L. Allen. Oliver S. Allen, and a
daughter. Miss Grace Allen. The fu
neral will be held tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock. Kev. R. H. Williams, of
the First Methodist church, officia
ting. Interment will be performed at
WOODMEN RATE FIGHT TO
BE WAGED'TO BITTER END
The most conflicting claims are be
ing made throughout the jurisdiction
in regard to the outcome of the
Woodmen rate tight, anil the oppon
ents of readjustment vigorously insist
they have won a victory, even here in
Illinois. It is evident that the contest
is not over with the holding of the
state camps, and that it will be car
ried vigorously into the IndianaTCdis
head camp, where final settlement is
expected to be made ot the matter
once for all.
Saturday Morning. 9 to 11 O'clock.
We shall sell tomorrow morning
from 9 to 11 o'clock 200 pairs child's
turn sole shoes, patent tip, all solid
and new goods, worth 73c to 85c, 50c
200 pairs men's shoes (9 to 11
o'clock), worth $1.73, for $1.33.
I..ace and congress, all styles.
T1IK HUSTON. .
, One-fifth off on all children's suits.
Tomorrow is your chance to save
! Why Not KtfSF? !
healtKy by keeping it Cool
yE have just received a car load of Odorless
RefrigeraLtors, Tmilt as sanitary experts de-
cree perfect models of tlieir kind. They are all
Have ample food and ice compartments, are made j
so as to maintain FREE AIR. circulation through- 4
out, and can easily he kept clean. They are eco- 5
Maximum of Chill From
?pe Minimum of Ice.
And they are not expensive.
I R.eoL3y to Show at
I 123-125 West TKird
Many of the Best Dressed
Men in the United States
Are wearing clothes for business, afternoon and
evening that hear this label.
f v --': tr
This label means that the fabric will not
IIlM ?-lT fdtIe tue lns will not tear or ull
I:?-i'y 7j out at the
i-jjikh:! the collar
have .in air of exclusiveness and
bought by good dressers.
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island. : : 207 V. Second St., Davenport
Expressions of Satisfaction
Can readily be discerned on the faces of wearers of our clothing1.
The styles are proper, the quality superior fit perfect and workman
ship excellent. There is satisfaction, too, in knowing credit is ex
fended to you without extra cot.
Clothing, Hats, Shoes Man,
3 7BnTn7?y?R" '
They give the
St.. Davenport, Iowa.
seams, the buttons -will stay on,
will not crock, and the clothes will
hold their shape in a way that will surprise
you. Infinite care is giyen to the selection of
the fabric, to the cutting, tailoring and linish-f
in:;, and that is why the
Tailored Clothes ....
individuality for which they are
107 K. Second St.,
Through to ICa Brady,