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ABetTfi SATUHDAY, JULY 13, 190f.
A CAE. LOAD
OF SNOW BALL. S
Wouldn't last long these days arnd it -wouldn't
be very hard wark to get men to unload them.
It isn't hard work, either, to get the thoughtful
housewives to unload the bargains that are
stacked up on the counter of SHIELDS' CASH
GROCERY. These bargains in groceries are as
Welcome in Many Homes as the
Flowers in May.
Not because those who take advantage of them
need to be economical, but because they, as
every well meaning person should, desire to get
full value for money expended. A word to the
wise is sufficient.
2532 Fifth Avenue
New Lot of
DEPOT GOES UP SOd
Rock Island's New Passenger
Station to Be Under ' Roof
Before Cold Weather.
AEOHITEOT ITSISHINa THE PLAITS
Depot at Davenport
at Same Time-Talk.
to Be Built
YOU KNOW US.
It ia learned from a reliable source
that the plans for the new Rock Isl
and depot now preparing at the com
pany's offices in Chicago, lack bat
about 10 days' work of completion,
and farther that work will bs begun
so as to have the building under roof
before cold weather.
One of the buildings on the site has
not yet been sold and two others have
not been taken away within the
period ca'led for in the contract. It
is likely that steps will soon be taken
to have the site cleared so that the
excavation cai be begun. Volk &
Co.. of this city, have been given the
work in Davenport and in all prob
ability will also put up the depot
here The two buildings will go up
together, the material probably being
hauled at the same time.
The knowledge that the plans are
so near done id a source of relief to
Itock Island citizens, for it had been
feared that the great amount of worn
in the cilice of the company's archi
tect would causa the dtpot here
to be laid over another year.
Rumor About Jlock l.lni.
New comes a sory from New York
to the fleet that J. Pierpont Morgan
has obtained control of the Rock. la
land road. The large interest recently
accjuired by the Moore Brothers, it was
aid, had changed bands. It is a fact
that a large quantity of the Koik
Island stock has been sold reccntlv.
and there is authority for the state
ment that the Itock Island property
will be brought into close atliliation
with the comprehensive "community
of interest1' flan, which is forming in
western and northwestern railroad
territory. The Moore Brothers, in
some parts of the .New lork financial
district, are credited with having
liquidated, voluntarily or under com
puibion, in order to protect other
securities, some 250,000 or 300.000
shares of stock. One of the stories
affecting them centered about Rock
Island stock and a forced private sale
of 20.000 shares to J. P. Morgan at a
price considerably below the market.
The capUal stock of the Rock Island
is $50,000,000. which would be 600.
000 shares. If Moore Brothers have
parted with 250.000 or more thares.
as rumor says they have, then they
cease to control. There is nothing
definite known as to whether they
have or have not.
Pensions for Q Employe.
Executive oflicials of the Burliog
ton are considering the advisability
of establishing a peasion system cov
ering all the lines operated by the
company. The matter ia now in the
hands of Chairman Pckins, of the
Burliogton board, and President Har
ris. Since 1WJ the Burlington "nas
had in operation a voluntary relief
department, which now takes in more
than CO per cent of all the employes.
It Is presumed that it a pension sys
tern be established the relief depart
ment win be merged with it as a sep
arate department, somewhat after tue
Baltimore & Ohio system. It is the
present intention to exclude high sal
aried official! from the benefits of the
proposed system, and there is talk of
nin the salary limit beyond which
an employe is not eigible at $3 000
This would leave between 20.000 to
SO. 000 employes who would be eligiblo
to a membership in the pension
Kotes of the Kock Inland.
The excavation for the V. M. C A
building at Hawthorn has been com
plcted and the lumber is on the
Brakeman J. Crisman has put
telephone in his residence iu this
Brakemen WlnterLottoiu, Parker,
Hayncs and Duiiield are new extra
men on the Iowa division.
Conductors C. Sexton and A
VVrirbt and Brakemen Wilson and
Jones are laving eft.
Engineer Mouslcy and Fireman
Uuot on tbo 350 and Euginctr Kough
and Fireman Gicsenbeigcr on the 353
weie on the race trains jn Davenport
The 1236 is out of the shops and
has been assigned to Engineer Longa
baugh and Fireman Kelly.
Engine 14.13 has beeu tsking the
place of the 1106 on passenger while
the latter has been in the shops. The
big steed came np to all expectations.
The heat has caused inucn snuer
inrr amoo? eneine men of late. The
big engines now in use are harder to
handle and hauling larger loads, aro
longer on the road than the smaller
engines were and there is proportion
ately more difficulty on the part of
the men in Keeping to meir posts in
hot weather. Fireman J. Cunning
ham is laid oU as the result of a mild
form of heat prostration.
Fireman l . Aimert spraiuea ma
ankle and. is unable to work.
Firemen II. E. Kibble and U. IS.
Soderstrom have reported after an
Channon is bacc from a
be n relieved by Mr. Daugberty, of
To car 1 ads of men hired f o work
on the road's extension in New Mexi
co passed through west this morning.
Fireman F. Hinman Is numbered
among the sick.
Firemen Harry Griffin and Charles
Bauer have been Bet up from switch
service to extra road service.
Switchman Swanson is taking a few
Conductor V. A. Liscom and Bag
gageman J. F. Liscom are back from
a 2-weeks' lishing trip to Browning,
Brakeman C. Knight is enjoying an
outing near Beardstown.
Fireman J. Nold has been sent to
Beardstown, where he will be placed
on the extra list. C. A. Sturman has
his place on the coal and passenger
runs. The latter has removed his
family here from Barstow.
Fireman W. C. Cardwell is sick and
John Mertz has his run on the Iowa
No arrangement has been made to
take the place of the Chicago pas
senger service which will be taken off
after today. Supt. Rice has been
called east and csnnot devote his im
mediate attention to a study of the
problem presented and it may be
some time before there is any im
provement upon the old plan of chang
ing cars twice between here and Chicago.
Engineers S. Trevillyah and W.
GUmore are sick.
C. M. Stinson, of Washington,
owa, who has oeen night agent nere
since F. L I'lummer went west, has
City Clerk 11. C. SchaiTor is in
Mr. and Mrs. John Klinker and
daughter Marguerite are visiting Mrs
Miss Hattie Camper ha returned
home after a 2 months' visit with
Miss Katharine Gottsmann, assist
ant in the city clerk's oflicc. has re
turned from a visit at Mcndota.
Dr. W. T. Boughtou and family
have moved from Canton Mo., to
this city for permanent residoaco.
Mrs. D. C. McCormick. of Belle
Piaine, Iowa, arrived this morning to
visit her sister, Mrs. T. T. McGill.
Director E. E. Murphy, of Kansas,
arrived last evening to attend the
July meeting of the Woodmen board
Frank Payne is back from Indian
territory, where he ha been working
with a government surveyiug party.
Julius Rosenb'eld is bck from Mil
waukee, where be attended the con
vention of the National S.-iddlers' asso
Lawrence Kramer and George Dur
ir n. leave tonight for Seattle. Wash.,
for a 6-weeis' visit with their broth
er-in-law. Fred Koch.
G. It. Hanks, former physical di
rector of tho local Y. M. C A., who
has been visiting here, lc:t with his
family to' ay for Anrora.
Leonard Briwn left last evening for
his home at Meadow Grove. Neb., af
ter a month's sojourn with friends
and relatives ia lois city and vioin
D. Roy Bowlby received a letter to
day staling that Prof. Krnast Otto,
who has been studying music abroad.
will sail from Hamburg for America
Mrs. Charles Mcllugh and the
Misses Claire and Agnes Gilniorc. cf
this city, and Miss Rebecca Barrybill
of Davenport, are spending a few
days visiting friends in Peoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Stengel and
Mr. And Mrs. John Ohlweiler, of this
city, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Stenger. of Moline, have planned an
eastern trip, on which they start next
Tuesday morning a party composed
oi Aie'dauies Aiediu. While, Wiggins
Johnston and Rhodarmer left Milan
to epend the day with Mr. Charles
W. Thacher, of Galva. They were
entertained rovally by Mr. and Mrs
Thacher. Mr?. Johnston and Mrs.
Wiggins remained until Thursday
The Ultltuary Kecord.
Ambrose Dowuing died at 1:3 J this
morning at the homo of his sister
Mrs. Charles Strupp, 617 Ninth ave
nue, after a long illness with stomach
trouble. He was a native of England
and 16 years of aire He bad been a
resident of Hot k Island for 30 years'.
Ho is survived by six children, hio
aged father, John Dawning, and three
listers and two brothers. 'lho
funeral services will ba held at 2
o clock tomorrow aftcrnoou at the
home of Mrs. Strupp.
lho lunerai of Mrs. Margaret Nor.
ris was held at 2 o'clock vesterday
afternoon from the home in South
Rock Island, Rev. C. O McCalloch.
of the First Methodist church, con
ducting the services. There was
present a large company of sorrowing
friends. 11 v inns were sung by a
choir composed of Misses Fit7patrick.
ECltermann and Minnie Graham, and
Arthur Graham. Michael Bjllman and
M. Freeman. The Interment was at
Chippiannvt-k, the pallbearers being
William A. baunderson. William At
kinson, Patrick Kennedy, William
Heidemann, Seymour Hawley and
Mrs. Henry Schroedcr. who for
many years was a resident of this
city, died Thursday at her home near
Hampton after a lingering illness
with dropsy, bho was past 00 years
of age and leaves a husband and seven
crown children. The funeral was
held from the German Lutheran
church in Uamp'ou township at 10
o'clock this morninr. Mrs. F. Bruns
wig, of this city, attended.
Llceueed to Wed.
Ctitle Starr Rock IMnd
Visa Emma Rsmsn Rock Island
Albert KoiphsJs Bison Btwk TowDKhiD
Mrs. Cariaiino Hansen- .Ulaclt Hawk Township
PRIZES fob PICNIC
Woodmen Committee Completes
List of Awards to Be Made
in August Events.
SEVERAL DRILLS, BAUD CONTEST
Bicycle and Automobile Races,
Tugs of War, Target
The committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the Woodtaen picnic,
to be held in this city August 13. 14
and 15, has announced the prizes
which will be given in the- various
contests on that occasion as follows:
C;ass A, forester's drill, open to the
jurisdiction, Rock Island teams
barred, and five or more entries re
quired: First priz?, $175; eecond,
Clas B, forester's drill, open to the
teams of the Tenth congressional dis
trict, with three or more entries re
quired, Rock Island teams barred:
First prize, $50; second, $25.
R. N. of A. drill teams, three en
tries required and home teams
barred: f irst prize, $50; second $25.
R. N. of A. drill teams, open to
Rock Island alone, two entries re
quired: First prize, $30.
Band contest, open to jurisdiction.
Rock Island barred, three entries re
quired: First prize, $75; second. $35.
Exhibition d ill. Camp 26: Purse
Best float representing a trade in
tbo 6 tret t parade: $50
largest delegation from any coun
ty outside of Rock Island: $50
l'rlxcs for Olhrr Kventn.
Besides the above, the committee
will have the sum of $150 to distrib
ute as prizes in such contests as bicy
cle and automobile races, tugs of war,
target shooting, etc. One condition
imposed upon tho participants in all
the drill contests is that they shall all
take part in the parade.
The committee ie meeting with
much encouragement and promises a
list of strong side attractions. Rock
ford. Kewanee, Peoria. Cedar Rapids
and Des Moines will send large dele
gations. FRANK L. BILLS AS A
BOLD PORCH CLIMBER
The Galesburg Republican-Register
tells this story about F. L. Bills, the
telephone promoter, which will be
read with interest by that
man's friends in Rock Island:
One of the passengers on a train
Tuesday was Mr. Bill -t. Mr. Bills i
not a small man, but. in fact, is large,
and he must weigh 250 or more
pounds. Sitting near him in the
coach was a crowd of girls belonging
to a theatrical ctmpany, and Gules
burg people were in hearing of the
conversation. Mr. Bills is not only
large, but he is handsome, and this
pulchritude it is that attracts atten
tion wherever ho goes. The theatri
cal girls were very anxious to strike
up an acquaintance with him. but he
resisted nil advances. They could
not get him to look at them, or pay
the least attention to them. Finally
one or the belter of them leaned ovc
the back of his seat and gazing be
witchingly into his face inquired:
-Say mister, what is your name
w hat my name is does not con
cern you,' was the rather grulT re
sponse. It did not appear to discon
cert the young woman, for the nex
moment she inquired with charming
Ssy, mister, whoro do you live?
'Wherever I take my hat off,' was
the puzzling and detiant answer
Mr. bills was not to be conquered
Toe young woman was not yet atis
lied, but was determined to subdue
this apparently human iceberg. So
she asked aain, arching her eyebrows
and with much sweetness of modula
-bay, mister, please do tell mo
what your business is.'
" 'I'm a porch climber,' said Bills
without moving a muscle of his
sphynxlike countenance The girl
looked at his massive proportions and
with a sigh subsided, while the Gales
burg people roared with laughter
wondering where was the porch that
could resist any attempt of Mr. Bills
to reach its top."
Ktver Kip lets.
The stage of water at tho Rock
Island bridge was 4 05 and station
ary at 6 a. m. Tho temperature at
noon was HJ.
The Winona was in and out.
Boats up were the Lydia and J. W.
Van Sant and J. S.
Pat Mames has taken the position
cf engineer on the J. S. He is one of
tbo best know,a and most reliable en
gineers on the upper river.
Kcunia Can He Cured.
Remick's Eczema Cure and Rc-
xuick's Pepsin Blood Tonic will cure
the most obstinate case. At all drug
It is easier to keep well than get
cured. UcWitt s Little Early Risers
taken now and then will always keep
your bowels in perfect order. They
never gripe but promote an easy,
gentle action. B. II. Bieber and
Hartz ci Ullemeycr.
A beacon light to the sick and
allllcted. A life encourager. . Take
counsel with yourself today and use
Rocky Mountain' Tea tomorrow.
Peace and comfort follow its use. T.
II. Thomas' drug store. r
Davenport Furniture and
125-127 West Third Street, Davenport.
As we make them are summer bargains indeed.
Your home is furnished best and cheapest when
we furnish it.
An Iron Bed
Is the bed for summer. Fifty different styles,
fifty diffeient pieces. We start them, the best
ever offered, at .
FREE! With every iron bed from $10 up we
will give you a heavy woven wire spring to fit
Summer Sale of Hammocks,
Ten per cent discount on the entire line, this
means by far the cheapest hammocks in the
city. New arrivals. Carpets. Linoleums, Oil
Cloth and Rugs. We always show the best
line of Hoor covering in the city.
ODDS AND ENDS
All broken lines and small lots of finest
Merchandise left from Spring and Sum
mer trade. '
Boys' Junior Suits that sold at $2.50 CO QQ
4 25, 4 75. Ail go at VtiDO
Boys' Knee Pants Wash Goods, 35c, Tflf
30c, 25c, 15c. All go at, pair 'vl
Men's Pants that sold at $3.50, $3 and 1 QQ
$2.75. All go at, pair i.UO
Men's Suits that sold at $9. $8.50, $8 C
$7.50. All go at VT.UJ
Some Extra Good Values in Our Marked Down
to $10.00 Line.
S0MMER3 & LAVELLE.
1S04 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
207 West Second Street, Davenport.
WALKING HAT CLEARING
All the best styles of Walking Hats, worth 87c,
92c, $1.00 and $150, to make a quick clearance,
take your choice at
Limited Quantities of Each, so Come Early.
Brandenburg Millinery Store.
Corner Twentieth street and Fourth Avenue. Bock Island, 111. Telephone 1237
We Sell Fans, Dyn-
, amos, Motors, Bells,
ur and 'Batteries, but
Leader, don't rent them.
VY. A. Robb & Co.
117 Seventeenth street.
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