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THE AKGUB, THTJK8DAY, DECEMBER 10. 189a
Puts Down Prices That's what Shields does. He gave the public the first taste of low prices. It took veil and so he kept at it. Others started in to doasweli and so Shields hammer d them down again and still he keeps on the top of ths heap crowding and pushing dowa the price Hs always has something that makes It worth your while to give him a call. Look below: Package Rolled Oats 6c No. IChimnej 2j Shred Cocoa per pound 17Jc 4 Packages Mince Meat 25c Small Pickles, per gallon 19c 3-pound Can White Waxtteans lOo 1 Gallon Saner Kraut 15c Tooth Picks per package 3a Peaberry Coffee, per pound.. 22Jc Dr. Price Baking Powder 89c New Tork Buckwheat 25c Can Peaches and pears, per can 10c Corn Mel 7Je California Prates, per pound. 5c Can Salmon 9c Gold Dust 17Jc New Catsup, per bottle c Three 3-pound cans grated Pine Apple 25c Three 3-pound cans Apple Butter 25s Three 3-pound cans Peach Butter 25c 15 pound pail Jelly (assorted flavors) 33c Can Pumpkin, S cans for 15o Can Tomatoes, 2 cans for 15c Gun Powder Tea 21c Japan Tea 21c 14 bars of soap 25o Large box Stove Polish 5c California Egg Plums, per can 10c 3-pound can Blackberries 10c Citron, per pound 17Jc Cleaned Currants, two pack ages 15o One pound Baking Powder. ... 9c 6 quarts Dried Beans 25c 6 quarts Dried Peas 25c Crashed Java Coffee, per pound He Large imported figs per pound 15o Mixed Candy per pound. .... . 71c White Chief, 10c soap only.. . 6c Genuine home made Mince Meat, per pound 10c Pint bottle Pickles 7c ngallon pail Syrnp 40c ;Pjyind Star Tobicco 89c SH ELDS CASH QRCCERT, Phone 1217. 2600 Fifth Ave. Jjmas ifls A Nice Far Collarette A Nice Fur Muff. A Nice Fur Cape. A Nice Pair of Far Gloves. A Nice Pair of Ladies Kid Gloves. A Nice Pair of Gents Kid Gloves. A Nice Pair of Gents1 Driving Gloves. A Nice Pair of Ladies Kid Mitts. Ovr tna etylei of G'otm nd ltta to relect from. A f'i'l Mock of t ars lwj on hand. Glove and Fur Store, 1605 Second Ave. "All Hal glitters is not Cold ff If a Man were to Offer You A Gold Dollar for 50c You would be apt to buv it provided yon knew the man AND THEDOL.LAU. Three fourths of any business transaction consists of confidence," based on the standing of the deakr and the known quality of the goods offered. It is for this reason we take a par donable pride in railing attention to the fact that our sole endeavor to sell the very best Stoves msde has naturally resulted in our Increasingly enormous sales of Jewel" Stoves and Ranges, and this is particularly gratifying because of the fact that year by year people hsv become more thoroughly educated in stove construction, and today the purchaser of stoves is. as a rule, well versed as to its construction, durability and economy. Call and examine our sample line, representing the -Largest Stove Plant in the World." 6 uagST sto Tun wncwoio Alien. Mvers & Company Opposite Harper House 1821 5EC0ID AYE. PUBLIC IS PLEASED Rock Island Inspects Its New Postoffice. nrronMAL begeptioi last sight. Taraaa taa SVOoral BaUdta aad KzprcM Their Delight With It Aw aioaattoae To Ba Oaa for Butneaa Tomorrow. Rock Island availed itself of the opportunity to inspect the new post office building last evening. People of both sexes turned out in great numbers in response to the informal invitation extended, and all were en thusiastic in their expressions of ap preciation and delight. The first and second fljors were brilliantly il laminateJ, aud from 8 until 10. the hours designate.!, the people swarmed in and .out through the corri dors, the main entrances on Second avenue and Sixteenth street being opened. Visitors were privileged to pass over the entire main floor, the basement and the custodian's office and hall on the second floor, the en gineers1 offices being closed inconse quence of the unsettled condition in. cident to moving. In the registered letter and monev order division of the postoffice, Bleuer's orchestra, which in a spirit of liberality and public spirit, had tendered its ser vices complimentarily to Postmaster rotter, was stationed, and the en chanting airs discoursed during the evening lent a vim and charm to the occasion. The postmaster had pro vided for the adornment of the - main desks with Jacquminat and Brides maid roses, and Daybreak aud white carnat ons in cut glass vase, while the tatty display of smilax contribu ted a touch of brightness and beauty to the scene. Untptloa nd loapeetloa. The arrangements were such that all were enabled to go through the building conveniently and a jam was avoided notwithstanding the great number who visited the structure during the reception hours. Mayor n.nox naa provuea tnree policemen to aid in carrying out the purpose of the evening. Postmaster Potter re ceived the visitors in the post master's room and Custodian J. It. Johnston in his room on the second floor. In the main working room the different attaches cf the office, to gether with the carriers, were in their places to give such as might require an explanation as to how the duties of those connected with the postal system are discharged, and there were many expressions of won der that so much furniture and so many queer looking contrivances are all essential to the attainment of the degree of perfection which has been reached in the department of the people's government known as the v. . mail. Tonight the postoffice will be moved to tne new building, the var ious departments being transferred at times best suited to the carrying on of the business without inconven iencing the public, and tomorrow the new office will be formally opened. All incoming mails will be taken direct to the new building after 6 this evening, and the last man to be loosed out in the lamina old quarters in the rear of Mitchell & Lynde building will be at 8:45 for train 19 on the Rock Hand west I I ' UUUDU. The Poatofflso Fore. The corps of the Rock Island post office is composed of: Postmaster J. W. Potter. Assisiant Postmaster J. E. Elli ott Money Order and Register Clerk Anna uuesing. Sopt. of Carriers John Snitzer. Stump Clerk John Cjrken. Assistant Mailing Clerk John Lark in. Nignt Mailing Clerk D. Fred Krell. Carriers P. J. Cary. Fred Schuck. John R. Stengel, John E. Ltnehan. James McCarthy, Harry Burrie, Walter Harms! George Barker, William Sexton. Substitutes Dvid Bleuer, Louis aieroon. Special Delivery Messenger Ed ward uo-r. Dairy Van Houten is janitor cf tne new building and Charles Waog elin fireman. In thn matter cf bjxei, all out standing keys will be redeemed and new ones issued, bat it will ba neces sary inorder to comply with the ordr from the department on the sobiect that claimants present either the re ceipt of the issuing postmaster for the key or an affidavit in support of the claim. The kevs will ba placed at 20 cents, which is 30 cents lower than the rate heretofore. Custodian J. R. Johnston today received a beautiful new American flag which he at ones had hoisted over the building. Car for HNtaela As a remedv for all forms of head ache Electric Bitters has proved to ba the verv best. It effects a perma nent core, and the most dreaded ha. bitual sick headaches yield to its in. fluence. We urge all who are af flicted to procure a bottle, and give this remedy a fair trial. In cases of habitual constipation Electric Bitters cures by giving the needed tone to the bowels, and few cases long resist the use of this medicine. Try it once. Large bottles only 50 cents at Uartz & Ullemeyer's drug store. Dr. J. C. Bishop, of Agnew, Mich., says: ! have used Foley's lioney and Tar in three very severe cases of pneumonia the past month, with good results." Sold by M. F. Bain-sen. LADY RUNS DOWN A THIEF Mrs. O sorgo B. Bholdoa Vivos mm KxhlM ttaa ot Ha Flock. The residents of Nineteenth street in the vicinity of Tenth avenue were aroused yesterday by an unusual in cident in which Mrs. George 11. Shel don was the plucky heroine and in which a machine repair agent as sumed the role of villain. The agent, who is a dark-complexioned, small sized man with t dark moustache, came to Mrs. Sheldon's home. 1006 Nineteenth street, and askelifsbe had any work to be done. She replied that she had not, whereupon he de parted, picking up Mrs. Sheldon's pocketbook containing l, which she h-d laid on the porch after paving the groceryman a few moments 'pre vious. Mrs. M M. Sturgeon, who was passing, notified Mrs. Sheldon as soon as he left. Mrs. Sheldon took after the thief, chasing him over into Black Hawk addition, where a work man joined in the chase at her re quest. "Drop my pocket hook!" warned Mrs. Sheldon. The thief, who was showing signs of fatigue, would not answer. Fili ally, first taking out the money, he threw the purse on the ground. Mrs. Sheldon kept right on after him, warning him that he bad better give up and hand over the money. After running about a block further the agent stopped, and lifting up a stone placed the money under it Then he started running again, with Mrs. Sheldon and the other man cloe on his heels. Finally the agent gave out. lie stopped. So did his pursuers, who were several feet be hind. "Don't be afraid." said Mrs. Shel don. I'm not golr.g to hurt you. What I want you to do is to come back and find my money and pocket book." The fellow marched back like a little man. and obeyed Mrs. Sheldon's command. Then he went away, pale and trembling. WEDDED AT HIGH NOON. Loo Sbaaaoa 1 Mln Amelia J. Hoary tried. At the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Henry, 1302 Second avenue, at noon today oc curred the marriage of Miss Amelia J. Henry to Lea Shannon, of St. Louis. The parlor in which the cer emony was performed was beauti fully decorated with roses, ivy and chrysanthemums, and the assem blage present was limited to rela tives and intimate friends. Hansen's orchestra played Mendlesobn's wed ding march as the bridal procession entered. First came the groom and Mrs. Henry, followed by Mr. Hdnry and bride. The solemn words which bound the pair were pro nounced by Rev. T. W. Grafton, ot Memorial Ccristian church. The bride was becomingly at '.i red in white itiik . and lace, and carried bridal roses. At the conclusion of the service a splendid dilation was served. The couple received many handsome gifts, that of Mr. Henry to his daugb. ter being a house and lot at 207 Thirteenth street, and which will be the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Shannon on their return from their wedding trip, on which they start tonight, and they will be at home to their friends after the holidays. The bride was reared in Rock Inl and and is a lady of many charms and acooDiplibhinects. The groom is connected with the Mound City Paint and Color works, of St. Louis, which citv has been bis home, but he will reside in Rock Island hereafter. Among those present from nuUlde the Ut were: William Shannon and F. j. North, of St. Louis; Mrs. Norris. cf IVoria; Mr. and Mrs. Urn! p. of Geneseo; Mr and Mrs Fred Demp-ey, of Baardrtown; Mrs. Ira Weatnerhead, and Mr. and Mr. Drnry Weatherhead and Mr. and Mrs. George Merrill, of Barstow. Mayer Rosen field, of Rock Island, is visiting in the city, a guest at the home of his daughter, Mr. J B. Sax. on Fifth street. Mr. Rosenfield U one of the leading business men and citizens of that busy city on the eastern bank c f the Mississippi. Re sides being directly interested in the management of a large wholesale aad retail h'de and leather establish ment, he is personally interested in many other nusiness enterprises of the city. He has been identified with the business and social affair of Rock Island for many years, and has seen it grow from a small and unknown village to a citv of 22.000 inhabitants, and today pride him self that it is one ot the important business and commercial centers of Illinois. And Mr. Rosec field is one of the enterprising citizens who has made it so Ottumwa Courier. Mr. Rosen field has rttnrncd from his vist to O.tumwa, and is arrang ing to mtke a tour abroad to oc copy an indefinite period. He has offered his property for sale, and May 15. accompanied bv. bis daugh ters. Mrs. G. A. Wolff, of Grand Rapids, and Miss Fannie Rosenfield. he will sail for the old world. The party may be away a year or more. ISSe Toa Toar bnnnw-1 . I will replace tree all work that I have done during the past 10 years that is not satisfactory. G. M. Babcocbt, 17?5 tWonri avenue Bow FlaaiblB- rtraa. Stewart at Glass, successors to M. Terbury. 320 Twentieth street. plumbing, heating and lighting. Re pairing a specialty. Good work and prompt attention. Telephone 1182. WAS HE MURDERED Stranger's Body Found at the Slough Bridge. . . FBA.0TUBE II 18 EIGHT TDCFLE. ai 1i Bow Aaiaac T So the oot so A The body of a strange man was found on the shore of the slough just below the east approach of the Chi cago, Rock Islaud A Pacific Railway company's bridge about 7:30 this morning. The head was lying la a pool ot blood, which was oosiog from an ugly fracture in the right temple. The man's right hand was also bsdly cut. The bjdy i that ot a smoota faced young man with auburn hair, wearing dark panta, cutaway coat, dark cloth cap and a lawn tennis shirt. There was nothing on the body which would assist In its identi fication. There is a strong suspicion that the man was murdered, yet many believe that he was killed in falling from the bridge aad striking on a rock, which produced the frac ture In hie skull. Gus Larson and Andrew Anderson, of South Park, se tion mea. discov ered the body. Corner Eckhart was notified. He ordered the body re moved by Undertaker Wheelan to his roams on Second avenue, where the inquest was held. Claim Agent Smith and Yard mat ter McKee, of the Rock island, were among the firt to arrive at the scene. They have do doubt bat what the man was m ordered and the body carried to the spot to (rive rise to the theory that death resalted from a Nil from the bridge. Yard- master McXee says that the yards neamy are a great rendezvous for tramps, who lay around wait ing an opportunity to catch on goicg trains. He says be noticed about twenty ot them loitering about the scale oouc yes terday afternoon, but that today there was not one to be found. Foodbir Klllod aa Rw. The tramps avoid stopping at po lice headquarters when they can endure it to sleep in a box car. It is supposed the crowd which Mr. McKee speaks of held forth in the yards last night, got drunk, as is their custom when they have the price, and then had a free-for-all bat tie, during which the unfortunate, whose boly was fonnd at the bridge, was murdered. The wound in the man's skull looks as though it mitfht have beta made with a coupling pin, whLe the one between the thumb and index finger of his right hand might have ben inflicted with the same instrument while the man was attempting to ward tff a blow. The body was 12 feet west cf the plumb of the bridge, lying face down ward in the sand. There were two sharp pointed stones several feet east of the body, which could have in flicted the fracture. A pint bot tle of whiskey was found in an Inside right coat poeset. The fact that it was not broken gives further strength to the murder theory. There were a few scraps ot paper, a handkerchief, memorandum book and a card of a Davenport restaurant iu the man's pockets, but nothing which would help to identify him. Rallova It a aa aa Acetooat. Dr. S. B. Hall, who examined the body, said that it was evident to him that the man came to bis death by falling and striking the right side of his head and fracturing the skull, pressing it against the brain. Tne coroner's jury, composed cf L. R Sykes. George Baser. Charles II. Moody, 8 Isaacs, Fred Rogers aud Christ Giesbsgen, returned a verdict stating that the stranger met hi death by accidentally falling from the bridge. The body is at Wheelan's undertak ing room, where it will be kept tor a day or so. in hopes of establishing its identy. The body is tattooed, toe right arm having a eross and anchor. The letters -W. A. B." are alo in scribed in clasped hand bands. On the lef arm there is a picture cf a lady and a rose wreath around the wrist of a clasped hand. On the breast a strawberry viae is tattooed. Thirty-one cents was found la the man's pockets. Taa U ova Mar Has found that her litt'e ones are Im proved more by the pleasant hjrop of Figs, when in need of the laxative effect of a gentle remedy than by any other, and that it is more ac ceptable to them. Children enjoy it and it benefits them. The true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is mane fac tored by the California Sjrup of Figs company only. HlMW TaOTMt Ma. Now In effort 1 th Chicago. Pa. oria & St. Louis Railway, to southern winter resorts. Cheep rates to alo bile, Ala.. New Orleans. La.. Jack sonville, Fie., Hot Springs. Ark., and other southern points. The direct and short lina far tha sooth. For in. formation call on your local agent or auuress tne anaerntgneo. W. J. McLsa. C P. A T. A.. C P. 4 6t. L. R. R. Springfield. 111. Kaalro too Faona. The Rnrfc nostoffica wi'l ta transferred from its preent location to the new government building aod opened for business therein Friday, vec il, ai2:9iJ a. m. J. W. l'OTTF.K, P. M. To s,aro a Com as ansa laar. Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All druggists refund the m ney if it fails to core. 25 oeaU. A: J. SMITH & SON Hare now ready for your Inapecdon the Latest and Best Selected line of Carpets alfiatffii Prices Lower than the Lowest AND Quality Guaranteed. A. J. SMITH & SON. Its and 1J5 W. Third Street DAVESPOBT. There Much. IS In axumrnt that Is based upon economic principles. Take the last suit you ordered from our tailor, or bought from your clothier, and compare It with a Steln-Bloch J luit. Consider the question of price as ) well as that of quality. Link 1 owe ess of price to highness of quality and you have a Stein Bloch suit. In the fabric you will ) have exclusiveness of t Pattern and Reliability of make. In the cut you will find abtoi lutel? prnptr fashion. In the make you w il J find the handiwork of the very best tailors F aod all these merits are put into gar V merits that cost no more than the ordinary r ready-to-put-on, and less than the Uilor's) to-be-waited-Ior production. JSOMMERS & LAVELLE 1804 Serood Avrotio, Qua Pnoa. f w4 SPECIAL fpALE THIS WEEK 0JL,Y. Ladies' $2 and $2.50 P. P. Shoes Wc also have a great many bargains in warm lined goods that e are no-w offeiing. All who purchased wrr t away satisfied. GEO. SCHNEIDER. CZNTBAL 8HOE STORE, - . 1711 8ECOSD AVEKUI Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices. Back of Our Promises Is the certainty of fulfillment of each and every one of them. When job leave your watch with as for re pairs it is safGcleat guarantee that you will have aa accurate and reliable tine piece. Did it ever oocar to Job that more watches are ruined by Incompetent workmen than actual wear? We have reined the rep utation for miles around for the best work ad lowest prices. A trial will convince yon. BLEUER BROS.