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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1904.
In other words, "time tell-." Other cash grocery itom
have come and pone, lnt the Pioneer Casta Grpeerj is still
:n it and i- becoming more and more popular every day,
and deservedly to, fr ens tome rs bare found by eloerienee
Lb&t a dollar baa wonderful having powers here it goes
farther tban it nscil to wben trading was done at some
other store. There's a reason for it. Think it ovev.
4 pounds washing powder, r
ju t paeka pje I
Ba polio, Be; two
7 pkgs. White Line wash
Ing jimw ili-r
Star tobacco, per
Sor:i ji tobacci . per
-Sm ki ii tobacco,
40 to SO fancy prunes,
.'t pounds for
Dried peacbe -. fancy .
Fruits and Vegetables of All
Kinds Fresh Every Day.
J. T. Shields,
Pioneer Ccxsh Grocer.
THE STOKE WITH A REPUTATION IIEUIMD IT."
g New 'Phone 5217.
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Speci al $12 Suit
ready to save
$3 on a Suit,
if so this is your
ROCK ISLAND JUL
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Strict lv fresh eggs,
"i pounda best grann
Yeast foam, per
Uaeeda biscuit, per
Quaker or'lfol her's oati
.'. packages for
Baking soda, per
Cold water starch,
10c Ivory soap. Be;
Old 'Phone 1217
We offer 100 fine j
all-wool suits for
$12 that cannot be jj
duplicated e 1 s e -
where for lessi!
NEW SHOPS PLANS
in Building Operations Said
to Be Temporary
SOON TO RESUME BUILDING
One Thousand Men Mill be Km
ployed There Within
Tin re is do lit 1 1f speculation in rail
road circles eoncrainf the pbuss of
tit.- Boelc Island road at New Stops.
Recently there was an anoancement,
evidently emanating from an official
sou roc, that there would be no fur
ther building operations there, for the
present at least.
Between three and four hundred
men. machinists, blacksmiths ami la
borers, are employed j.t New Shops
now. For the most part they are en
gaged in tbe repairing of engines Bent
from all divisions of the Bystem to
that point f r overhauling. When the
ite wa secared on which to build the
establishment it was stated that the
road not nlv contemplated the eon
eentration of repair work at New
Shops, hut also proposed the building
of engines and ear-.
This improvement a- projected
daring the Leeds regime. In the in
terim the management of tbe road
has passed to new hands, and there
has been manifest a disposition to re
trench in expenditures, but, notwith
standing the impression in some
quarters, it i- not taken this will af
fect the plans with reference to New
Too much money has been invested
there l. the c mpant simplj to oper
ate it as a repair department.
Lull i lint Trmixirarj.
'l am in t in a position to speak of
ficially." said one yesterday who is in
the emploj of the eonipany, lut I
have every reason to believe that the
lull at .New shops is temporary only.
The nu n who have lately assumed
the direction of the business of the
company arc. to put it plainly, ju-t
now trying to find where the. are at,
not intimating there ha- been any
thing wrong. Bn1 .m know, in the
pasl few years there have been ideas
introduced into the operation of the
system that did not meet with the ap
; roval of the conservative element
that ha.- o long been identified with
i he direction of the road. These men
are again on top, and they propose
getting the road hack to where it was
before it followed on this new Inch
I have spoken of. They are infusing
new blood in all the departments with
i view to reestablishing that good fi rl
;nr that prevailed between employer
itnd employed an I with the public in
the good old days. W in n tli has iei n
accomplished then you will see mat
ters stirring at New Shop-. Of coarse
todaj it is a I usj place with about
MM men at work there. put there
will be many more. I predict that !
fore the rammer has passed you will
ee new buildings goiniup there and
that inside a year aot less than i ne
thousand men will be at work."
lllil. li. i - Mv ! Kotaroed.
The hock Island road hope- event it
illy to bring hack to this city th two
lispatchers who were recently trans
ferred from this city to Peoria, with u
. iew to concentrating, so far as is
possible, the handling of trains on the
Illinois division, of which the Peoria
branch has formed a part since the
consolidation of thai line by the Rock
Island company. The removal is con
tingent on the stringing of an addi
tional lead, to Chicago in order to re
lieve the congested condition of the
present wires. If the dispatchers a re
returned here thav will he quartered
in the office building on Fifth avenue
with flu- Illinois division dispatchers.
BREWERY AND EMPLOYES
REACH AN UNDERSTANDING
The IJoek Island Brewing company
and it brewers, bottlers and drivers
have reached an agreement covering
wages and hour- for the year.
Representatives of the onions held
a conference with Otto Huber, pres
ident of tin- Hock Island company,
ve-teroav afternoon, at which an un
lerstanding was arrived at. The eon
tracts have not been signed, hut it is
stated that thej will be by Monday.
All the men remain al their work.
The brewers demanded an increase in
wages f fri in $15 to $16 per week and
a reduction in hours from nine to
fight, but they compromised on the
fi raise, allowing the working hours
10 continue as th- were in the past
Fear, the men to have the privilege f
free beer and a isii to the bar once
aeh hour during the day. The local
I rivers are to receive $15 and the
dripping drivers $14 per week. The
'fenning and Cnfted Breweries com
pany, hi th having agencies lure, have
i greed to pay their drivers the same
The Independent Malting company
ind the Davenport Malting company,
in Davenport, have not adjusted the
inferences with their employes yet,
but it i-- expecte they will.
WATCH TOWER OPENING
TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW
TheTri-t it v Railway eompeaj makes
he announcement that tin- Watch
rower will open for the summer to
morrow under the efficient man age
aent of Henry KrelL Various im
rovements l ave been made in the bijr
-ooni of the Inn and the accommoda
tions will ba of the highest order. The
ewer ne of the prettio-t spots for
i Sondaj out ine; that the vicinity can
MEET NEXT WEEf
Vital Matters to be Discussed bj
State Gathering at
Uncle Sam's men in the gray, the
letter carriers from all over the state,
will meet at Oak Park for their sixth
annual convention Thursday, May 12,
when it is expected by the officers of
the Illinois association that avery free
delivery office in the state will be rep
resented. Matters of greal importance to the
"imn of letters" will he discussed and
the campaign for Btrtional legislation
for better pay will occupy the atten
tion f the delegates. Plana for caring
for siek and disabled carriers will
hae a prominent part in the delibera
tions, and an active canvass will be
planned to secure relief, for wbicb the
men in gray have been asking for
Among the notable guests to be
present is Y. '. Edens, assistant su
perintendent of the free deliver) ser
vice. Invitations have been extended
to the national officers, and many of
them, including President James C.
Ki ll, r of Cleveland, Ohio, will be pres
ent, and will address the association.
The state officers of the association
are: President. Thomas McCaun,
Rockford; vice president, ('. L. Far
ringtox., Peoria; secretary, M. T. Fin
nan, Bloomington; treasurer. Chris.
Koch. Rock Island; sergeant at arms,
.lames Hesselman, Springfield; C. 1".
Kemp. Klgin, delegate-at-large to the
The tak Park convention xx i 1 1 de
vote much time to the question of
carrier.-" pay. The maximum pa. re
ceived by carriers in large ciths is
$:.'.7.i per day, while those in smaller
eitie- receive $2.34. The advance asked
for is $1,200 per year in large cities
and $1,000 in smaller cities.
Mr. and Mr.-. Louis Polland have to
night for Minneapolis for an extended
i.-it with relatives.
EL T. Doll) is in Aurora, where his
marriage with Mrs. Elizabeth Uregg
takes place next week.
lb McKlwain, win. is now employ
ed in the offices of the Big Four rail
road at St. Louis, is in the city tor a
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Mnroney, t
Pe ria, are in the cit;. called here b.v
the Illness of Mis. Mnroney "s mother.
M rs. ( at harine Collin-.
Miss Henrietta Leithner, daughter
ol" F. A. Leithner, left today f r Free
port to make her home with her
grandmother, Mrs. flenrj Weishar.
Mrs. W. II. Camper, accompanied by
her brother, Ocorge W. Winter, of
llo'-tein. bv.a. ieft the eitj lodriv for
the ea-t. an'! will renin!. i for some
time visiting relative- in Philadelphia
New .Tcrsey and New York.
Mr. an I Mrs. T. .T. Donahue and Mrs.
Hannah Waters returned last evening
from Chicago, where t hc.v attended
i In- exercises Thursday evening for
the Illinois Dental college graduating
class of which .1. C. Frej was a mem
ber. Dr. Frey finishetl with high hon
ors, lie contemplates locating in
FRESHMAN WINS CONTEST
IN ORATORY AT COLLEGE
C. I. Peterson, freshman, won first
prize in tin interclass Swedish orator
ical contest at Augustana college last
evening. Mi- subject was "The Swedish-American
Ait in the National Dra
ma." William Dabl. senior, who dis
eussecl "The Birds of Thought," was
second; C. K Bolmer, sophomore,
"The Heart in the World." was third,
and Andrew .1. Anderson, junior, "Hu
Dtanity's Dream,' was fourth. The
prizes were presented by Dr. C. K
Lindberg. There was a large audience
of friends of the contestants. There
was music bv the college rchestra
ami the Milo quarteL
Henry Karon. ared years, died at
4:;;" yesterday afternoon at the home
of his si'ter. Mrs. Edward Normovle.
v::: Fonrteenth-and-a-half street. He
bad been ill three ilays of pneumonia.
Mr. Faron had bet n a resident of Rock
h.land 38 vi-ar-. He wa a native i f
Counts Dow n. Ireland. Surviving him
are left three sisters: Mrs. Margaret
Sherry, in Ireland, and Mrs. Edward
Norniovl- and Mr-. IV Caalfield. of this
eitv. Mr. Karon was a member of .-t.
loseph's branch. Western Catholic
Union, and the funeral will he held at
o'clock tomorrow afternoon under
the auspices of that society at St. Jo
seph's church, where services will be
romluctei! Iv cv. I hoitia- .MacKll. It
- requested that no flowers be sent.
Vinci at. the little -on of John P.
I.oouev. died at the home at 9:30
o'clock this nicTning of intestinal
trouble. The child was '-' years of age.
the funeral will occur Monday.
ItemtM-rwtlc Conn: r Committee Meeting
A meeting of the democratic count 3
ommittcc ..f Koek Island county is
hereby called at the Koek Island
house in the eitv of Rock Island,
Thursday, Mai !. at 2 p. m., to fix
the time ami place of holding the dem
ocratic county convent ion, and like
wise t arrange fiir the primaries to
select delegates to such county con
vention. JOHS 1. SEXTOS,
I Rock Island, April 30, 1001.
DAY TO BE NOTABLE
More General Observance of Me
morial Anniversary in Rock
Island This Year.
PROCESSION IS TO BE A FEATURE
All Civic and Patriotic Societies
Urged to Participate Plans
Observance of Memorial day in Koek
Island is to be made the most notable
since the maug a ration of the custom of
annually honoring those who surren
iVred their lives in defense of their
conn try, this year.
11. .1. Hamlin, attorney general of
Illinois, has been invited to deliver
the oration, the main exercises to be
held in the court house square, and a
ivpl.v from him is awaited by the lo
cal committee on arrangements. It is
hoped that he will accept, but in the
event be does not some other promi
nent man will be secured for speaker
of tin- day.
More attention is to be jriven the
parade feature than in former years.
Heretofore the procession has been
small in numbers compared to what it
should be on such an occasion. It is
proposed to not only invite by letter
all civic anl patriotic organizations
in the city to participate, but their
officers are to be urged to impress up
on their members that it is a patriotic
duty thev owe to turn out and assist
in honoring their country's defend
ers. Excursionists Will be in I. Ine.
In addition to the local societies'
that are expected to be in the line,
some eight hundred excursionists from
Rockford have consented through
those in charge of the party to march
in t he procession.
The excursion is to come under the
auspices of the Fraternal Tribunes of
that cil.v and primarily their visit is
to inspect headquarters of the order
in Koek Island, and also to see Hock
Island arsenal. Black Hawk Watch
Power and other places of interest
Flower nail Flaer fur UeHl.
Following the speaking nt the court
house square the shaft on which are
inscribed the name- of the volunteers
in the civil war from hock Island
county, who have joined the silent
majority, will be decorated with flow
ers, an.! in the afternoon tin- graves
of the departed veterans in the South
Koek Island cemeteries will be strewn
with flags am! flowers. There will al
so be addresses and singing in the
omaalttM for ly Naased.
George I". Bailey has been appointed
master of ceremonies and ( apt. . T.
Ranson marshal ol' the day. The fol
lowing ' mmittees have been appoint'
Memorial J. M. Bcnrdsley, John
Ohlweiler, George I.. Mitchell, Fred C.
i ! emenw aj .
Invitations W. A. Norris, W. H. Car
penter, William Goldsmith.
Speaker-. Music and Finance J. M.
Beardsley, George L. Mitchell. John
Ohlweiler, Fred C. Hemenway.
Transportation - K. II. Mow man.
Entertainment H. C. Connelly, H. II.
Hayderi, Miss Anna Kirkpatrick.
Flowers, Evergreens and Decora
tions Woman's Relief corps. Ladies
of the Ii. A. !.'.. Ladies' Aid society,
Woman's Union Veterans' Union, Sons
LOCAL ODD FELLOWS ARE
TO REPEAT ENTERTAINMENT
'I he entertainment entitled "The
Twentieth Centurj Novell ie-" given
recently under the auspices of the Odd
Fellows is to be repeated at the hall
of that order over the London the
evening of May 10. The performance
proved one of the amateur hits of the
senson, am! it is to be given a second
time in order that those who did not
-ee it on it- original presentation may
do so 011 the above date. Fifty people
will take part and nian.v oew features
will he introdnt ed.
NEW WARD AT WATERT0WN
HOSPITAL TO OPEN JUNE 1
Dr. W. E. Taylor, superintendent f
the Watertown insane hospital, an
nounced that he expects to have the
new wan! building now in course of
construction completed June I. The
institution is now very badly crowded
ami the additional room is much
I mn .mo-litloii Notle.
The Rock Island Mutual Building,
Loan A' Savings association, the ildesl
savings institution in this section of
the state, is now issuing its 88th series
of -lock. Begnlar monthly investments
will earn, if left to maturity, s per
cent, and if withdrawn before ma
turity a larger per cent than can he
obtained in any other channel for
-avinLrv. All fundi- arc loaned for the
building of Rock Island bouses, tfani
giving employment to our own citi
Bens and thereby stimulating home
trade in every channel. Mechanics in
the building trades, merchants, and all
citizens interested in the progress of
our ed j will reap a double advantage
through nti Intents n this stock.
K. H. GUYBR, Secretary .
Mitchell dk Lynde Building.
LlrCDKil to XVtt
Kim! T. Lcidtke Rock I -lam!
Miss Elizabef li Ma. Shaver
With a mammoth stock of
Furniture and Carpets,
complete in every detail,
we are best prepared for
your spring business, uive
us an opportunity of show
ing you the finest Furniture
and Carpet stock west of
Chicago. It will be a mutual
pleasure and then we'll
save you money.
We sell the Leonard Cleanable Refrigera
tors, the great ice savers, the best and
Furniture & Carpet
123-125 West TKird Street. Davenport, la..
AKaKe - O
Home-Spuns spun at home Scotch from Bonnie Dundee -Tweeds
from North of England Woolens woven on Low
land I ins Stroii",' ami Honest Fabrics from the Grout
Eastern Mills of Massachusetts in every combination of
form ami fancy that the weaver:, have conceived. Never
have the clothes made at the STElN-BLOCD shops offered
such a variety of fabrics from which to choose as can be
Keen in our Spring ami Summer Assortments.
SOMMERS & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Ave., Rock Island.
' ' "Smmp y
Corner Fourth avenue
5 $.j,0fXj stock of diamonds, watches
merchandise being sold at fc-rca. l.arg-.im at Siecel's Loan OffioB
I 320 Tweniietb .St. Thone greeu Ji.;. - , -
- Oer of Tbvo
TO PI I ) Till-. FI NEST; FABRICS
TO BR MADE INTO Till: SMART
EST CLOTHES -STEIN-DLOCH
SIGN ED W i l li THIS LABEL:
Ou v tiats are tin: ao
knowledffetl style lead
ers. Our own designs
carry an air of refine
ment and simple beau
ty t J nit distinguishes
them from all other
1 hats. And as to prices?
vV: have proven that
you yet, t 1m:s: hats for
, the same prices you pay
elsewhere for inferior
' styles and materials.
ami Twre utictli street.
Down Instead of Up.
, jewelry, clotbiiiff, bicycles and other
So young? And hair turning
gray? Why not have the early
rich color restored? It is easily
dons, every time.
J. C. Aver Co..