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THIS AHQTJS, nilDAY, ATJGITST 4, 1899.
the most inspiring words ever spoken to him
were when a farmer after hearing him deliver a
great speach shook his hand and said, "Mr.
Webster you never did your best yet." So it is
with Shield's cash grocery, it hasn't done its best
yet. It has accomplished great things in the
past made groceries sell at fair prices in Rock
Island and saved much money to the public.
But it remains for the future to bring out it's
greater possibilities. Do your trading at Shield's
Cash Grocery and you will get bargains without
asking for them. '
Alaska salmon, 1 -pound can 9c
Holland herring, per keg 70c
Orphan Boy smoking tobacco, per
Hat's Mixture smoking tobacco 33c
Good smoking tobacco, per pound 25c
Star tobacco, per pound 45c
Clipper tobacco 35c
Grape Nuts, per package 12Jc
Corn starch, per package 4c
Hardwood toothpicks, per package 3c
Pure Cream toilet soap, 3 in box,
per box 9c
Brick cheese, by brick, per pound 12Jc
Choice rice, per pound 3. . . 5c
XXXX coffee, per package 10c
Loose coffee, per pound 10c
Eaco flour, per sack 1.10
The best flour made.
This Week While They Last.
1899 Sterling Bicycles, list $50, this week $30.00
1889 Victor Bicycles, list $50, this week 28,00
1899 Liberty Racer Bicycles, list $60, this week 30.00
1899 Trinity Bicycles, list $50. this week 30.00
1899 Patee Crest Bicycles, list $35, this week 22.00
Also special sale on Steam's Ball Bearing Lawn
Mowers. Call and see them.
1730 Second avenue and 202
The Popular Silver Leal Tea.
For sale only by W. C. MAUCKER, dealers la
general merchandise. Fine Teas
and Coffees a specialty.
To Lovers of
v Kindly read the following facts, and you will clearly perceive why the
SILVER LEAF TEA has justly become so'popular:
First. It Is the FIRST PICKINGS of the MAY CROP.
Second. It has been clearly demonstrated by the largest and best Tea
Growers that the only way to attain perfection in the Tea Plant is to GROW
IT ON TlIE MIDLANDS, where it does not attain a rank growth.
Third. The soil of the SILVER LEAF DISTRICT is conceded to be the
richest and best adapted to the peculiar wants of the TEA PLANT, giving
the TEA when matured the highest combination of STRENGTH and FLA
Fourth. The growers and pickers of these goods have a standing offer
o. $1,000 (one thousand dollars) to anv one finding the SILVER LEAF TEA
to be anything but ABSOLUTELY PURE AND WHOLESOME.
Call at the above named store and get a FREE SAMPLE,
i .. . VERY RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
Graham, per sack 20c
Rje flour, per sack 35c
Rye meal, per sack 28c
Shredded whole wheat biscuit per
pack 12 jc
Navy beans, 6 quarts 25c
Washing powder, 3 packages.. 5c
9 bars Santa Claus soap 25c
9 bars Anti-Washboard soap 25c
10 bars Diamond C soap 25c
10 bars Armour soap. 25c
10c Ivory soap, 2 for 15c
P. L. bottle blueing 5c
Sapolio 8c, 2 for 15c
Shino, per cake 5c
J -gallon jug ammonia 15c
French peas, per can 10c
Can peas, 5c and up. 5c
4 cans corn, 1898 pack 25c
3 cans best tomatoes 25c
2 cans best kidney beans 15c
2 cans best pumpkin 15c
2600 Fillh Ave
Eighteenth street,, Rock Island.
HIS SUFFERING ENDS
Dr. J. C. Silvis Passes Away
at 8 O'clock Last
AILING HEAELT TWO YEARS.
Stricken Boon After EmgMglag In the Prac
tice of Ilia Prof esslon In Bock Ilnd Op
erations Fall to Brine the Hoped For
Relief and He Gradually Buccnmba to the
Bavacea of the Disease.
Dr. John Chauncev Silvis for near
ly two vears a sufferer from empieni
pie, died at 8 o'clock last night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gil-
more. Mrs. aims parents, a 16 l welitn
avenue, Moline, where be hd been
confined to his bed for thereater
part of the time since bis return, last
January, from Chicago, where he un
derwent an operation by JJr. Nicholas
Senn, it being the second time he had
gone through such an ordeal.
Dr. Silvis had endured untold suffer
ing, and had been reduced daring his
illness to a shadow ol bis former sell.
His death was not unexpected, but
came as a blessed relief, as hopes of
his recovery had Jong since been
John Chauncey Silvis was lorn in
carbon (Jim, Hampton township, Dec
id, is1, ihe family moved to Koct
Island in loSti. when his father, the
late T. S. Silvis, was elected sheriff.
John served as turnkey at the
county jail during his father's term.
Takes Up Study of Dentistry.
In 1894 and 1895 he was superin
tendent of carriers at the Itock Island
postotlice. Later he turned his atten
tion to the study of dentistry, enter
ing the Iowa State university, from
which he graduated March 15. 1897.
Returning to Rock Island he opened
an oflieo to practice his profession,
taking into partnership Dr. J. Potter
Smith. In December of that year he
was stricken with the fatal disease.
It was then he first submitted to sur
gical treatment at the hands - of
Drs. J. De Silva and W. D. M;ddleton.
He was obliged to abandon work and
dissolved partnership with Dr. Smith
and joined his brother. Dr. J. M. Sil
vis, the firm being known as Silvis &
Dr. Silvis was married Nov. 24, 1897,
to Miss D.iisy Gilmore, of Moline. who
survives him, besides two sisters,
Mrs. Etta White and Mrs. Louisa
Bibcock, of Milan, with two brothers,
R. S. Silvis and Dr. J. M. Silvis, of
Johnny, as the deceased was famil
iarly kuown to his acquaintances, was
a genial soul, who had many devoted
friends, whose sympathies were with
him in his suffering and whose sorrow
will attend his death.
Funeral services will be held at the
Gilmore residence at 3 o'clock tomor
F. H. CALDWELL IS ELECTED.
Chosen Police Magistrate at Milan Over
S. W. Heath.
Milan had a special election yester
day to till the vacancy caused by the
death of Police Magistrate George E.
Brown. There were two candidates
in the lield, S. W. Heath, citizens1
ticket, and F. II. Caldwell, people's.
Mr. Caldwell was the successful
candidato, receiving 73 votes to 52 for
IN CRIPPLED BOY'S BEHALF
C. E. Hodgson Makes an Appeal for Harry
Rock Island. III., Aug. 4. Editor
Rock Island Argcs: For several
years past. I have no doubt that you
have observed a young crippled boy,
namely Harry Maxwell, and his diffi
culty in getting around. The thought
struck me yesterday when X saw this
unfortunate, that his life might be
made easier if we could get an intelli
gent move and set in motion the ma
chinery and let the people of Rock
Island, bv a subscription of whatever
amount they wish to give, purchase
through the kind offices or Ihe Akgls
and others a vehicle suitable for
this afdicted one. As an earnest and
a starter for this movement I here
with place $1 in your, hands toward
this worthy object.
This boy's brother is lying sick with
typhoid fever. I think a subscription
opened up through the columns of
The Argus a most worthy one and I
would earnestly recommend you to
push it successfully through. Will
you? As ever, truly yours.
CHARLES r HODGSOX.
Mr. Hodgson submitted the above to
The Akgc3 today, at the same time en
gaging the cooperation of ot her citizens
in the movement. While The Argus
cheerfully acquieses in Mr. Hodgson's
suggestion.it believes the undertak
ing is one in which all people humanely
and charitably inclined should be per
mitted to do their part, and it there
by becomes but one of the agencies for
the reception of funds for the worthy
fund suggested, subscription papers
having been left at the drag stores of
T. II. Thomas, and W. H. Marshall.
as well as at The Argus office, this
obedient to Mr. Hodgson's suggestion.
Several subscriptions have already
been left at Ihe argcs oiiice.
Tetter, eezenia and skin diseases
yield quickly to the marvelous heal
ing qualities of Banner Salve made
from a prescription oi a sun apeciai-
i . , - e -
st oi world wiue lame, idc
Subscribe for Th Aroui
1 11a lad Yw tomtom Boe
THE PAST ANP THE PRESENT.
Morale g Paper's AmeslBfeT Ptetare of Po
lice Keen la t Ions.
If there is one subject more than
another on which the Union is touchy,
it is that of public morals. The Argus
of yesterday happened to venture the
hope that the so-called police force at
present making a pretense of duty
would show no partiality in the raids
which it was announced had
been entered npon. This mild obser
vation, together with the extreme heat,
seems to have turned the Union up
side down. J he consequence is :
spitting of fire, frothing at the month
and, taken altogether an ex hi bit in that
might impress a stranger in the city
with a sense of terror. But to
those who have been here at
this scascn of the vear hear
tofore, the performance is not alarm
ing. The entire trouble in this par
ticular instance is that a comment of
any sort should have been made on
the agencies to which we owe the
moral condition of the city as it is
found todav. It has never been the
practice of The Argus to dirken in
the eyes of the world the hue by
which Keck Island is guaged, moral I v
or otherwise. The pastime of black
ening the city's good name and
blasting her character bas be-
longed exclusively to the Union, and
The Argus is satisfied that it should
rest there. But it is the inconsistency
of this method of systematic pre van
cation and slander so characteristic
of the morniog sheet, that occasions
comment. As it will be vividly re
called, the Union has always been
ovei taken by these attacks of nigh
morality about election times when a
democratic mayor happened to be in
office. At other times it has been
perfectly content to permit things to
pursue the even tenor oi their way,
regardless of circumstances or conse
quences. During such periods, how
ever, as the Union bas been under
the spell, political or otherwise.
and wten the city has been made
the innocent victim of its outbreaks.
the fact has always been deplored in
viewoi the effect of such misrepresen
tation of the city. Yet this same pa
per whose influence beretofore has
been of the tendency to detract from
the best qualities of the city and to
attract a class that might properly be
shunned, has the audacity to compare
conditions that now are with those
that xisted in the two years preced
ing. Aided by the promptings of
genius in the Ananias line, it seeks
to divert the public mind from those
things that are by deliberately falsify
ing practices of the pa9t, and it is a pe
culiar coincidence, though possibly not
an unnatural or surprising one that
it should carrv its to the extreme of
attempting to apply to past practices
what in theorv and e. pent nee is the
method of its amiable intoruiant. The
allegations attributed to the former
administration are absolutely ground
less, and if for any reason there were
less prosecutions in the local courts
during the administration that pre
ceded the present than of late it was
because the subjects for such prosecu
tion were kept out of town. If they
have since appeared here, it is another
circumstance for which the Union
should have much of the credit, or
But while the self -laudation of pres
ent police regulations is going on.
while boasting of driving undesirable
individuals from the citv. how is it
that the gentry driven out of neigh
boring cities remain? The Argus re
peats that it trusts there will be no
partiality about the raiding business.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
George Schneider is in New York.
Ernest Wagner is home from Den
Walter lto Jen field is in Fort Dodge,
Frank Vogle has returned from the
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnston left
today for St. Paul.
W. P. Quayle leaves tonight for St
Paul, where he will be located for some
Miss Margaret Kane returned to
Peoria today, after a visit with her
Mrs. C. E. Taylor and daughter.
Lula, left today for a few days' visit
Thomas Sexton, who has been visit
ing relatives in the city, has returned
to his home at Washington, N. J.
Miss Mame Humphrey, of Mon
mouth, is visiting her friend. Miss
Ella Mitchell, at 1219 Third avenue.
Kev. T. W. Grafton and family ar
rived home last evening after a
month's sojourn at Cambridge, Mass.
Misses Mabel and Lizzie Ripper, of
Springfield, are visiting at the home
of W. F. Johnson, on Seventeenth
Clymore Coldren, prosecuting at
torney of Muscatine conntv, is the
guest of Dr. T. M. Riley, at Trinity
Mrs. Otto Grotjan and children,
Frank and Marguerite, and Mrs. E. J.
Meek are taking a trip to Stillwater
on the steamer Weyerhauser.
Miss Lydia' Johnson, of Omaha, ar
rived in the city today for a visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Dick
man, on Twenty-second street.
Miss Jane K. Moore. of Chicago,
who has been visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Bradley, at 1107 Fourth
avenue, left today for Springfield.
Dr. T. M. Riley expects to entertain
the coming week Rev. Henry Watson
Ru liner, rector at Decatur, and son of
Maj. Ernst Ruff aer, formerly of Rock
O. W. Paulsen. P. Levohn, E. Lu
gerqais and O. L. Dal grin, of Rock
ford, are in the city today and are
being shown the sights by Mayor Mc-Conochie.
TABS OFF T
To Enjoy Their Annual Encamp
ment at North --
GO EST 0VEB THE BURLINGTON.
Rock Island and Moline Divisions to be
Joined by the Qulncy Contingent at
Galesbnrc;. the Alton Jackie te Meet
Them In Chicago, the Command Reaching;
the State Metropolis at 7 A. H. Saturday.
The second battalion of the Illinois
naval malitia. the second division of
which is stationed at Rock Island and
the first division at Moline. leaves to
night on the 7:10 Burlington train, for
the annual encampment at North
The roster of the Is t division is
First Lieutenant (commanding)
George E. Tubbs.
Second Lieutenant Sam Bowlby.
Ensign J. C. Frey.
Boatswain (first class) Ed Lund
berg. Boatswain (second class) DeForest
Gunners' mate (first class) Wilbur
Quartermaster (second class)
Quartermaster (second class) B.
Coxswain (second class) E. E.
Coxswain (second class) Thomas
Coxswains (third class) Edward
Jenson, Axel Erickson.
Buglers Keith Collins and James
Chief Petty Officer George Steel-
Chief Machinist Paul Henneburg.
Seamen C. F. Nelson, J. Smitn
Charles Holland, Roy Jamerson, Emil
Schadt, A. Evers, Charles Johnson,
Albert Eihl, Frank Skinner, Frank
Flynn, C. B. Campbell, H. McWil-
liams. Louis bwathwood, Harry
Bishop, George Town send, Louis Huss,
H. W. Vosa, Harry Keys, Archie Hale,
Louis Jiaumbach, t. A. uunsmore,
Harry Barber, J. Bledsoe. A. Bragg,
U. li. Kutledtre, U. D. Kutledge, J. u.
Nelson, Leo Fitzgerald, Chris Han
shaw, E. O. Irwin, Elmer Sharp, R. G.
Clement , J. H. Davis, A. W. Cramp
ton. C.1I. Woirdll, W. H. McLean, Or-
villa Yerbury. J. Crampton, J. Camp
bell, Dudley Marshall, J. J. Knderton.
LI NDE-SIMMONS WEDDING.
Celebrated at 8 O'clock Last Might. Iter.
George F. Linde and Miss Cynthia
M. Simmons were united in marriage
last night at 8 o'clock at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Darling. 717
Twenty-eighth street. Rev. C. O. Mc
Cullocb, of the First Methodist
church, performing the ceremony.
The groom is a foreman at the Rock
Island shoe factory, while his bride is
a lady with a wide circle oi menus.
who will unite in wishing the couple
prosperity and happiness in their
wedded lffe. They will reside at 1013
John Hutchinson, of Miuoonk, 111.,
and Miss Edith Marion Van Reed, of
Freeport, were married yesterday at
Trinity rectory by Rev. Dr. T. M. Riley.
Oliver A. Cole, of liuincy, and Miss
Estella M. Roak, of Seneca, 111., were
married bv Justice Schroeder at his
home on Elm street last night.
BLACK AND ORANGE
Are Fast Celors--They Won at Chicago
At Garfield park track, in Chicago,
yesterday, Major Taylor rode a mile.
paced by his steam motor, in the
phenomenal time of 1:22 2-5, thereby
beating the world s record by o a-O
seconds. The first half was made in
0:39 2-5. a 1:184-5 clip. In the last half
the motor's water pipe broke, but
still the machine went on, and the
major made a fine spurt and came in
nearly abreast of the motor. The
crowd went wild. They knew the
colored boy had the record.'
ihe major wired his employers (fc..
C. Stearns & Co.) as follows: "New
mark. 1:22 2-5: quarter, 0:201-5; half.
0:39 2-5; tbree-quaitsrs, 0:59 8-5.
laylor s performance is the more
remarkable in that he was not aided
by wind shields or anv other device.
It was simply a straight away, paced
race. McDu'ffee's record of 1:28 was
made with the aid of a wind shield.
which protected him from all currents
and so fashioned as to make his ma
chine practically a light wedger on
wheels. Taylor s pacing machine was
also a Yellow Fellow, and was made
in their Syracuse factory in three
Taylor rode a Stearns Sager gear
chainless with 121 gear.
Ride a Stearns and be content.
To Cleanse the System
Effectually yet gently, when costive
or bilious, to permanently overcome
habitual constipation, to awaken the
kidneys and liver to a healthy activi
ty, without irritating or weakening
them, to dispel headaches. colds, or
fevers, use Syrup of Figs, made by
the California Fig Syrup company.
As an honest remedy, Foley's Honey
and Tar does not hold ont false hopes
in advanced stages, but truthfully
claims to give comfort and relief in
the very worst cases, and in the early
stages to effect a cure.
Immediate relief from summer
complaint and bowel troubles. Moll's
Lightning Specific. Doctors prescribe
it. It's guaranteed. 25 cents at T.
We have had an enormous sale on our
50 Cents a Pair.
Just a few more pairs left' now
and may have your size.
LEADER IN BARGIISS.
Open Wednesday and Saturday Evenings.
Eighteenth Street and Second Avenue, Rock Island.
AMAZING LOW PRICES
Consequent on Stock Reduction.
Unparalleled offer in men's suits, $9.80, $9.50, $9 and 8.40 . -
Men's suits that have sold at higher prices, many of CC Qfl
them heavy enough to wear next fall, reduced to. . . . vJ0
Bovs suits, our nobby styles that sold heretofore at $12, Q Ql"
l4, and $16, guaranteed in every respect 57s5JU
Men's trousers, unrestricted choice of any pant, $6, A Cfl
$5.75, and $5.50, all in t,vti
Boys and girls Tam O'Shanters, in crash, duck, p
Crash and Straw Hats Less Than Cost
Men's and boys and children's bats, $1, 75c and 50c 25C
25c straw hats 15C
SOMMERS & LaVELLE.
1804 Second Avenue
"As the campers homeward fly,
And the autumn days draw nigh,
You will need more of the necessaries of life."
The Best Place
And at the lowest prices Is at
Fancy rolled oatmeal, II poinds for 2ftc
Lion or XXXX cottee 10c
S. J. Apple's Leader coffee, worth 11. ltc
S. J. apple's Special coffee, worth 25c.. ITWc
Santa Claus soap, 9 bars tor. 2ic
Kapo White soap. 10 bars 25c
We carry the choicest line of coffees
and eggs a speciality. Give us a trial order and be convinced that our
goods are the best and the cheapest in the three cities. Telephone orders
promptly attended to. Yours for good goods and lowest prices.
Blue Line Washers
Improved Beck Lebanon
Will wash anything from a Handkerchief to a circus
tent easy, and do it right. See them at,
Phil S. Wllcher,
Hardware and Stoves,
S3 and 4
to Find Thei
S. J. Apple's cash grocery.
Gold Dust, large size package ISc
Catsup per bottle 6c
Hiking soda, 1 pound package 6c
Dairy butter from l-".io to 17Mo
and teas in the city. Choice butter
1103 Third Avenue.
Guns and Amunition.
303 Twentieth Strczt.