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Tli.E AUGTJS, FRIDAY, APBLL 15, 1904.
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Mouse Cleaning ii
Day of Adam and Eve
pi:oi;atua' wah.vt hom: ix Tin: same manxki: it is today.
timi-:s havi: (ha.(;ki) sixct: tiiex. one op tiii: many
chances is is tiii: method or m:ocei:y sellim;. .some
a hi ix tiii: same old i:i:t today, dlt shields HAS I'.EE.N
ever i:eady to adopt new methods, and by doing so
HAS EE EX ABLE TO OFFEIi Sl'fH BEMABKAJiLE BA BC'AINS
THAT OMI'ETITOKS WONDEB HOW HE DOES IT. NEW CT'S
TOMEKS AKE BEING ADDED DAILY TO THE ALREADY LONG LIST
OF SATISFIED I'ATKD.N'r THERE'S A BEASON FOB IT. THINK
P.ine.ike Flour. :;jiks for Qfl-,
:j."e, or r !. JJvIl
Shields best flour, 1 IK
per sack I I O
P.est leaf lunl. 1flf
per pouriil lUo
Calumet, bakii.'tr iiiiT, nn
l-pouiiti can Cmi
Ma.'la Ce res I'.reakf.i-t C
FHllJ, jicr pkjf Jt
('To Finito l:re;i l.fasL r.
Fooil, per iUz Ov
S v i 1 1 1 j :i ii( ljo if, C
HT J)Olllil JU
Parlor matches, in
per Io. Iii'c- lUo
Scrap t ol i;m--ii, ey r
per poii-;.! IwU
Srar (mIi.-ii'ch, m q
per jh.iiiwI "ll
St roii'liol-l t - . yi Q
Marin.'.-- Navy tobne-u, i n
per poiiml rC.j
Yea.-t Foam. q
per package OC
Quaker Oats, nr
I JL To Shields.
Pioneer Cesh Grocer.
New 'Phone 5217.
i We Are
J J0 WlllO CO
5 ' w-:
ROCK ISLAND (LL
I'needa Biscuit, per qq
!oz. pkg-- 05JU
Three pounds large nr.
Navy beans, liai,d picked, r
two quarts for IwC
Scutch pea, r
Ihii quarts IOC
torn Starch, per
B st Lima beans, I lbs O C
can rhubarb 5Q
Bakers clmcolale, nn
p r Il m3C
cans Golilen Wax nr
beans for tm&
Dried peaches, tier r
C.Miadian -ap n-ip:e syrup. 4 ,if
p r gallon I I U
l.'.e iuise I candy, f"
per li OC
Two Ions of fancy candy to he
S' Id at wholesale prices and less
for t lie lie t 1 da s.
Old 'Phone 1217 g
Are Not Your
If not we
ought t o
be If w e
of hats is
compl e t e
i e s . We
t o $3.50.
CITY HALL CHANGE
Rearrangement of the Offices on
the Second Floor is
MORE ROOM FOR THE CLERK
Council Chamber to be Switched
Orer to the West Side of
A plan for the remodeling- of the
city hr.II luiildinir. recently ptirchaed
from the I L. Mitchell otate. will he
submitted to the next meetinir of the
council. It call for the removal of
the offices of the clerk ami
max or. which are on the second
Moor, to the ea-t side in the portion
now occupied by the council cham
ber, the latter to lie chanred to the
The clerk and his assistant are
cramped for room, and there is the
additional feature of sanitation. The
present office-, of the mayor and clerk
are in the elo-e proximity to the barn
in which are Kent the patrol and am
bulance equipment. including the
horses, and the odor emanating there
from ha not infrequently brought
forth the iniiiii' from isitors to the
city hall if lhe had not made a
inNtake an! gotten into a l:ery sta
b!e. It is uii plea-a ii t . to say the least,
but as liiii- as the city has come into
possession of the property, on ac
count of the limited space for the ac
commodation of its stables, it will
hae to bear with the ii:conenience.
l'oeer. the plan pr posed in the
rearrangement of the otlices will af
ford the clerk, who puis in anywhere
f! i livht to ten hours daily at his
work, with more healthful an! cheery
ipmrters. The room i;i which if i.-.
planned to !oe;tt his i Vice will extend
-so:!th to tin' railing- that n w divides
Ihe i oiuicil el.:'!nber prefer from the
section al' iltsd to spectator:-. There
are several windows that w '.11 afford
natural liidit. the hcnce if wh.ich.
reiuircs use of lei-t ricity in the pres
ent oflice en cloudy days.
Mur- Keoiii for Mayor. AN.
In t!ie plan the otlice of the mayor
is c ni leialdy larij. r than the ore h
?s now iciupinjy. It takes up tin-l-:
i e from the ra!!intr in t!:" cmnu-il
room south to the sta:rv:M li:!(l!:ii;
to the third lloor of the buihlhiif. The
two rooms on the west si.V i f the hall
now in use by the maor and clerk
are -to be thrown into n ' iari?e room
and -;-.cii ocr to the u-e i the i-oini-cil.
At the south on the west side
there is a room which Cernmii' A
formerl;. l:.';d for li-cl ers. The pbiinb-
:i!r hi' H-c!:ir i- to !.e ii.-ii'ili-; this.
The w hole iy pri en . iee'nd'ne
the retoi:-;n;' if the v. a:!- .-:-.! e"'
iiifrs and a new piece f f i, ni i lire her
and there, will not civ-t oer -?l.n!)u. It
is hoped that before fall the stoves
will be displaced w it b a heating plant
installed in the buil line.
$12,000 INCREASE IN TAX
COLLECTIONS OF TOWN
W. ('. Pittman. tax collector for the
township of Hock Island, returned his
books to County Treasurer Lyons to
day. Hi.s collect ions were $H l'IX 1.
the largest in the history of the town,
and " 1 :.'.iih in excess of those of a
vcar ago. The taxes were increased
bv the last assessment over S'.i.onu.
...... .1 ... .... .... 1,1-
eiease. The total amount charged on
the books was f-'-Vt.HU'L'.s I. leaving de
limpicut ."Jsi'i.s.j'.i.s:). The -o!lcctor's
commissi,,,, v, a- 1 J.7 1 . The bal-
' i ii i -1 '
unts in part for the in-
$1 .u.!. ".u.:;::.
Henry Ashdoun. ne of the old res
idents of the upper end of the count y,
is dead at Los Ai gelcs. ( a!., where he
went ouriiie the unite- to visit with
his dauirhttr. He had farmed in Coe
and Canoe ( reck townships nearly ."
vears. Mr. Ashdowu was born in llnir
ian i Aug. t. ls'i. Coming to America
e.nl.v in life, he was married in New
.lersev to Mrs. Nanev Dav. Three
children survive as a result of this un
ion. Iliiward : nd Stel'a. of C e, and
Mill, of Los Anirelcs. His first wile
having died in Ist-J he remarried and
another daughter. Mrs. Anna Mumma.
by his second wife, is living.
The fuieM-al oT John P. McMahon
will be held at '. o'clock tomorrow
morning irom Si. Marv's church.
IN WRECK IN IOWA TODAY
The Lock s;nid" California passen
ger train No. ." westbound was -lruck
at West Libert this morning by a
train southbound on the Cedar Kapids
division, the lines intersecting at that
point. The baggage and one f the
tourist i-a r- mi the westbound train
were derailed and II. Cincrs, the ex
press messenger, was hurt slightly.
The Koch Islaii 1 ball team enronte to
Keokuk was on the train, but no mem
ber vv a - h urt .
Good for ( hHlr-n
The pleasant to take and harmless
One Minute Cough Cure gives immedi
ate relief in all cases of cough, croup
and la grip because it i!"f- not pass
immediately into the stomach, but
takes effect right at the seat of the
trouble. It draws out the inflamma
tion, heals and smithes and cures
permanently by enabling the lungs to
contribute life-giving and life-sustaining
oxvgen to the blood and tissues.
One Minute Cough Cure i pleasant lo
take and it is good alike to oung and
old. Sold by all druggists.
WILL OBSERVE DAY
Tree Planting Expected to Take
Place Next Friday at Each
School in the City.
FAST WORK AT FIRE DRILL
Seren Hundred Pupils Leave Haw
thorne School in 1 Minute
and 40 Seconds.
Superintendent II. H. lla.vdcn today
sent mt to the teachers of the city
copies of the bird and arher day cir
cular of State Superintendent Hayliss.
There are enough i f them so that all
the teachers will be furnished with
an outline for a suitable pro-rram for
that day. with the recommendation
that the suggestions be carried out as
far as practicable in each room or
jointly in each school next Friday af
ternoon. It is Imped that the board
of education will provide at least one
tree to be planted at each school
building. If not. the outdoor exer
cises will be omitted.
The various -cliiuils have practiced
a fire drill for several iiioiilhs. This
morning at the Hawthorne school a
test was made to see how ipiickly the
TOO pupils could be gotten out of the
building. it was done without con
fusion or crowding in just one minute
and -PI seconds.
Form Antl-Clcarrt I.eaguf.
l'upils in the Lincoln building have
organized an anti-cigarct league. A
large membership lias been enrolled
and more are being added daily. A
program is to he given in the near fu
ture. The fl'cers in lh league are:
President Hiiyh Mel), nald.
Yi; e Prisid nt - Howard McCand
Secretary eelta Hurdle.
Treasurer Herbert lleek.
Sereeant-at-Arms -Leter Sterling.
The board of education will hold a
special meeting next Monday evening.
Miss .'ess;,, l; ttie js vi-iti::g in. liana
...!-. it. 1'. 1I::!I has g;.:il. for a visit
Mr.-. It. S. I'.t llrnan. of i-'dgevv ood
Paik. has retutn.'d from a month's
i 'l :n 't'evas ;.nd Mexico.
H. V. Voss. gci:eral secretary of the
Young Men's t'h.ri.-tian sissrehtt ion at
iJ.ilena. i.- i-:i!i:g with relatives in the
('. .!. Searle is in Macomb intending
n eetlrij- .-f ie lrn-i: e of the in r-io;-.l
school the ;:es;i'iMK'y if which
MRS. MLLS RSJKEH3SS.3D BY
LADIES OF THE PRFSBYTERY
Kev. and Mrs. . S. M::n;;ui.-. !r. .!.
Y. Jfew sirt. Kev. and Mrs. William
Torn-nee. Mrs. Helen M. Mills. Mrs.
Paul Hamilton. Miss Carrie (ireggand
Miss Hazel Ham Id have returned
from Woudhuil. where they attended
the meetings of the Hock IJiver prcs
bvtery and W oman's Home an I Mis
sionary soci-Jy of tic iresbvtery.
!'"v. .1. Fulton, of Alexis, was chosen
moderat r. and l.'.-v. II. I',. Allen, Ale
do; Kev. I.'. II. K'eiidug, of Norwood:
lllder P.urrows. f HulTal.i Prairie, and
lli.ier tieddi's, of N'iola, commissioners
to the general assembly at I'uffalo in
May. The meeting of the missionary
siu-iety was the '.th ani'iversary of
that organization, which was formed
at th' P.roadvvay Presbv terian church
in this city, and has had for pn si lent
since iis birth Mrs. Helen M. Mills, of
lo ck Island. The society in that time
ha raised $.".n. (Mill to carry on mission
ary work. Mrs. Mills declined reelec
tion and Mrs. Mary A. Sla v maker, of
Albany, was chosen. The ladies of
the presbytery preseiilid Mrs. Mills
two hamoine silver ca ii I lest icks as
a token i f appreciation of her long
service in the society.
SHERIFF HEIDER DID HOT
QUESTION ARGUS VERACITY
When seen today in reference to the
unbecoming remark directed at The
Argus appearing in the Cnion and at
tributed to him in commenting on the i
republican .convention at the court
house Tuesday. Sheriff W. ii. lleidcr
gave assurance that he did not make
; ny attack on this paper r ipiestioii
its veracity. He said he did not think
then was any danger of serious trou
ble during the convention and neither
he nor his deputies were reipiired to
exercise force in the premises. The
possibility of a clash, hi wever. was a
matter of c njeclure. and in fact he
had to admit that ihe nventioii was
a lively affair.
Inasmuch a-. The Argus' statement
was to the effect that it was the pres
ence of Sheriff Ifeider that prevented
trouble, there d--.es not appear to lie
any is-ue as to the actual situation.
It wa a di-graeef ni affair, and had
not th sheriff 1,,-en there, trouble
would have been uiki v idalde.
A Orctt St-nnallon.
There was a big sensation in I-ees-vil'e,
I nd.. when W. II. P.rovvn of that
place, who was expected to die, had
his life saved by Dr. King's New Dis
eovery for Consumption. He writes: !
endured insufferable agonic- from as
'hrr.a. but your New Discovery gave
me immediate relief and soon there
after effected a complete cure." Simi
lar cures of consumption, pneumonia,
bronchitis and grip are numerous-.
It's the jieerlesp remedy for all throat
am? lung troubles. Price Sue. ami $1.
Guaranteed by Hartz & Ullemeyer,
druggists. Trial Lottie free.
SYSTEM TO BLAME
Plan Under Which Greeks Work
Cause of Strike of Sec
'INTERPRETER" AT THE BOTTOM
Strike Aimed at Him Rather Than at
the Company That Em
A local employment agent sheds
some light on the trouble the Rock
Island road is having with the (ircek
section hands. According to his view,
it isn't the laborers that are striking,
but it is their contractors or inter
preters who are in a fuss. Said he:
"You see, hardly more than one
tireck laborer in -." can talk two
words of Knglish. As soon as one of
them picks up a little of our language
he becomes an 'interpreter. He at
tends to all the business of the 23 or
.10 or !( laborers whom circum
stances throws upon his mercy. That
isn't the right w rd, for those fel
lows haven't any mercy. He hires his
gang out to a railroad, avoiding the
contractors, who hoard their men and
pay them off with a system that
doesn't suit him. He buys the food
for the crowd, making a big rake-off.
charges them all they can stand for
getting them a job. charges them for
transportation that the railroad fur
nishes him free, gets their money and
pays himself first for everything he
has done, and a little more, and they
stand for it am! never murmur.
"The (ircek strike follows when
seme ot her fellow learns the language,
wants to become an interpreter, sees
how the old contractor has been skin
ning the crowd, ::n I ! ut!s into tin
game. Hi- gets a bnui-h of workmen
dissatisfied and take- them off to an
other job. or chases off the id! con
t rac r, a nd assumes t he reins himself.
AuttirlkUi tliM tifst.
"Contractors have begun turning
.Iowa the Cretks whenever they can
get Austrians or Italians, but the lat
ter being- better workmen are nearly
a!5 used in rock and ipiarry work and
ii is left to the wiek to still do a
good deal of the commi n labor. The
Am-triaiis are tin linest class of la-i.orer-
we have had come over here in
veav.-. ar.d they are coming in incre::
.v.g numbers as the demand grows for
hem. They come to stay, expecting
to bring tluir families here as soon as
they are established. They will work
seven davs in a week, too, while the
(ireek insists on walking around on
Sunday, and on rush work the seven
'! man is often w-inted nowadays,
"Contractors are glad to pav :."." to
"it c -iits more a dav to them thr.n !o
he (ircek-, ,i;..i . s tl-ey are not fleeced
I-v Jl'o'i e. :!) I! en ! 1 e s::' C UK.tieV
:.nd (io well here."
loiltleu State Limited 1,'uintn Off.
The Ci-I.irn State Limited on the
Hock island road will make its last
trip out of Chicago today and will
then be removed from Ihe run until
next fall. The train is run during the
winter to accommodate the large
number of excursionists going to the
wanner climes in California to spend
the wint r. The road reports the past
scisoii to have been a most successful
one. A meeting- of ol'icials of the
roa l was held in the office of Passen
ger Traffic Manager Sebastian for Ihe
purpose of arranging a new time table
which will will probably be issued
FEARS OF DEMOCRATS OF
ALEDO ARE RIDICULOUS
Tin- frantic fear that has seied pos
session of the democrats of Mercer
county, lest somebody from out the
county swooji down upon their mass
legislative convent ion tomorrow and
prevent the plan to renoniina t e ieorge
A. Cooke for the legislature, is amusing-.
They arc seeing all sorts of
strange things down in Mercer, and
the papers of both Mercer and Hen
derson counties lire sounding the
alarm from tin- hill fops. They are so
much rattled already over the per
formance they are about to pull off
that they are scaring at iiu-ir own
shadows when they an- ont after
nightfall. Thcv are even afraid of
Looncy down that way. Here comes
the Alt-do Democrat, for instance,
with a double-column scare head to
the effect that Looncy has -secured a
s pecia 1 t ra in and "is coining en masse
with his following." To i;stablish the
absolule absurdity of the Democrat s
alarm signal it is not necessary to go
beyond the statement that Looney is
to sweep down upon them "en masse
with his -following." It would not n
ipiire much more than a sectii n of an
ordinary coach to ;ccomiuodate Ihe
Loopey following- from this neck of
the wood: unless, perchance, he has
made a dial wilh the republican com
bine in return for recent favors, to
take a few carloads of republicans
dow ii to A ledo.
We think, however, lhat the fi-ar
that has been arouse 1 in A ledo i. alto
gether groundless and that Mr. Cooke
and hi- .rice-!-, will pull off their liltle
deal tomoriow without any interfer
ence fr m Lock I-'and e ur.ty either
good or bad.
A Cure fur liead-h.
Any man. woman or child suffering
from headache, biliousness or a dull,
drowsy feeling should take one or
two of De Witt's Little Marly Kisers
night and morning. These famous lit
tle pills are famous lieenuse thy are a
tonic as will as a pill. While they
cleanse the system they strengthen
and rebuild it by their tonic effect
upon the liver and bowels. Hold by
A New Line
We are now showing our entire new
line of couches-new patterns, new
coverings, by far the strongest line
we have ever shown, which is say
ing a great deal-come in and see
We're the best house in the three
cities to see about carpets and rugs
see that you see us before you buy.
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 West Third Street. Davenport, lev.
High Colorings ia Many
Plaids for those who like a touch
o' the Bonnie Scotch-Stripes and
- fine mingled weaves in endless
variety -Solid Blues and Strong
Our spriuand summer assortment of Stein
Bloch Smart i lothes nvo extraordinary in Avide
raiiKo of. pattern ami fabrics. Every turn of taste
and fastidious fancy will rind its oal. In t-tyle
and lluisli the quality is full of race and strength
and the price is within the limits of coin lm 11
sense and reason.
They are frigncd with this label:
1804 Second Ave
Millinery that Speaks for Itself
r ,r d
-1 V.M. iJ
Who Said Carpet Cleaning?
Kjcrlcr Tiro.r. are ready to take them
up, clean, renovate, and relay them
B-'tb 'Phonps No 117 Seventeenth Street.
F Diamonds Going Down Instead qf Up. 5
$5,000 stock of diamonds, watehes, jewelry, cdothintr, bicycle and other
merchandise bing foW at RTat bargains at Sletfel's Loan Offi 1
t 320 Twentieth St. Thone green 163. K g J
, Rock Isla.nd.
Wo furnlsli Uim rlRht
styles, reliahli' niHterials
and tholiest workniaiisljlj)
at tliu lnwi'.st, prices. It in
this that makes our hat."
.su'-h splendid sellers, and
afl'ords us Hie. natisl'ael ion
of knowing tliat after you
liavo lookeit els(.;vl lore, you
a 1 ways buy Iu:ro.
)i ner of Twentiet h tit vf.nl
and Fourth avenue.