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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1903.
MORE FRAUD FOUND SIX-FOOTERS FOR TWO SMALL FIRES 0 THE POLICE FORCE I Jl he It irst tame Of the Season Is bound to create a stir among the fans, young and old, and the first order placed at SHIELDS' POPULAR CASH GROCERY is sure to excite the interest of the economical housewife, anxious to know whether or not everything that has been said in behalf of this store's modern methods of grocery selling, with the attending low prices, good ser vices and excellent qualities is true. It is a certainty that there will be nothing but pleasure and agreeable surprise, for everything is "just as advertised." A few prices: a. Pure Maple Sugar, per lb English Walnuts, per lb Japan Tea, per lb ..11c ..7c 25c Java and Mocha Coffee, 28c per : '.' 1.00 Large Prunes, 4 lbs. for 25c 25c 25c 25 c 29c 28c 59c 25c 25c 25c 20c Dried Peaches, 3 lbs. for 1 lb. pkg. Raisins, 3 pkgs. for 1 lb. pkg. Currants, 3 pkgs. for Walter Baker's Chocolate, per lb Table Syrup, gallon cans Holland Herring, per keg Iarge Queen Olives, per tiuart Sour Pickles, per gallon Dill Pickles, per gallon Pickled Onions, per quart 2 SHIELDS' J5he Popular, Pioneer Cesh Grocery. 0 I ur Store SKousldi be Your Store. BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE "3" t ' 4 V '-.'V-'' ftl V: AvwSi fe'W d PtTPAIICC never lose sight of the fact that "a satisfied cus- EjELvIUOEI tomer is the best advertisement. fjprQr We take back go-ids and refund the money when ask- DluHUOl ed to do so without question or protest. BECAUSE THE LONDON M. C. R.ICE, Prop. 5c 5c German Cold Water Starch, per pkg 13 bars Etna Soap for 25c 25c .15c ...5c 25c 87c ..15c .25c 2lc 2c 25c ...5c ...5c ...5c m 10 bars Diamond C Soap for Gold Dust, large Pkg Washing Powder, 2 pkgs 7 cans Baked Beans for Paxton Sweet Corn, per dozen 3 lb. can Pumpkin, 2 for 3 lb. can Blackberries, 3 for Table Peaches, per can Gallon Apples, per can Can Cream, G cans for Malta Ceres, per Pkg : Force, per Pkg Ginger Snaps, per lb. Mustard in jelly tumblers, 2 for We sell the finest ready to wear clothing -in the world, viz: L. Adler Bros. & Co.'s Rochester make. These clothes cost you no more than other ready made clothing. We cater to trie ever increasing demand of individuality. fL- We like to have people come and look around wheth er they buy or not. Council Committee Makes Tour of Inspection of Storm Drain. ANOTHER MEETING MONDAY Many Bricks in the Big Sewer Found to Be Crumbling Away. The Rock Island city council after inspecting the much discussed and somewhat notorious Twenty-FourtTi street storm drain reconvened yester day afternoon about 5 o'clock. The aldermen discussed briefly the things they had seen, but adjourned without making any recommendation. It ap pears that many of the bricks in some portions of the drain are what is term ed "mud bricks" being excessively soft, while in some places they are gone entirely. Those of the municipal body who went through the drain from its mouth to Tenth avenue were Mayor McCas krin and Aids. Blochlinger. Pratt, Eck hart, Oberg. Sexton, Robbins and Wil son, and City Engineer Treichler. It was not an inviting journey and some of the city fathers backed out at the start. Those who made the tour ot one hour and a half, wore rubber boots and oversuits and carried lanterns. The (titration f Frrn. Last evening the committee for the purpose of determining the attorneys fees in the case of Matthias Schnell against the city of Rock Island, involv ing the sewer, convened in the council chamber. Mayor McCaskrin, City At torney Olsen and many of the alder men being aiso present. Quite an animated discussion took place. It was stated that $3,100 ha already been expended on the case by the city. An effort was made to induce the firm of Sweeney & Walker, who have been retained in the case to state what their fees would be when the case should come up for disposal this time but this Col. C. I. Walker who repre sented the firm declined to do without time for consideration. Attorney C. J. Searle who is associate counsel was present and took much the same view as his colleague but said that he would set a certain charge per day if the committee so desired. I'ut Off Till Muntlny. More discussion followed. City At torney Olsen declared that ho was not familiar with the fine points of the case and would require some time to familia'rize himself with them. At length upon the suggestion of Mayor McCaskrin the committee adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon when the matte- will once more be tak en under consideration in order that a report may be presented to the council in the evening. THE TYPOS ELECT OFFICERS T. F. Wheelan, of Rock Island, Presi dent Adjourns to May 17. Tri-City Typographical union last evening met at the Industrial home in this city and elected the following offi cers for the ensuing year: President T. F. Wheelan. Vice President Clement McQuaid. Financial Secretary C. F. Osborne. Recording Secretary William Burke. Sergeant at Arms John Luebeck. Executive Committee J. W. Mullen, Frank Kerr and A. I. Eihl. Adjournment was taken till May 17, when a meeting will be held for the purpose of electing a delegate to the international convention at Toronto in August. WILL ANALYZE CITY WATER Aid. Christensen's Only Case of Ty phoid Not Traceable to Wells. Aid. Andrew Christensen of the Sixth ward, who is guard on the gov ernment bridge, is confined at his home with a severe case of typhoid fever. Mr. Christensen's case is the first one reported to the present health administration, where the patient has been using only city water, and Mayoi McCaskrin and Health Commissionei Craig have taken the master up foi investigation. Samples of the city water have been forwarded to the an alytical department at the state uni versify for examination. Hot Weather Piles. Persons afflicted with piles should be careful at this season of tue year. Hot weather and bad drinking water con tribute to the conditions which make piles more painful and dangerous. De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve stops the pain. draws out the soreness and cures. Get the genuine, bearing the name or E. C. DeWitt & Co. All druggists. Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured In Three Days. Morton I. Hill, of Iebanon. Ind., says: "My wife had inflammatory rheu matism ia every muscle and joint; her suffering was terrible and her body and face were swollen almost beyond recognition; had been in bed for six weeks and had eight physicians, but received no benefit until she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheumatism. It gave immediate relief and she was able to walk about in three days. I am sure it saved her life." Sold by Otto Grot jan. 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island, Guslav Schlegel & Son, 220 West Sec ond street, Davenport. All the newa all the time THE ARGUa. Mayor McCaskrin Makes First Ap pointments Little Fellows Need Not Apply. Mayor George W. McCaskrin made his first appointments today. Both were policemen to fill the vacancies on the force, and hence do not involve re movals. The new men are: F. A. Frizell, height 6 feet 6 inches, aged 2S. C. J. McMann, height G feet, aged 25. "These men furnish the standard, at least the minimum physical standard. of the men I propose to put on the force," said Mayor McCaskrin today "No man who does not stand at least six feet high in his stockings will not be placed on the force under me. The ap pearance of the policeman has a whole lot to do in a great many instances in commanding respect for the law that is, if he is mentally and morally up to his physical qualifications." CIGARETS CAUSE OF HIS INSANITY Charles Swanson of West End Or dered Sent to Watertown Asylum. Charle Swanson, aged 31, a single man residing in the west end of the city, was adjudged insane this after noon in the county court by a jury and was committed to the Watertown hospital by Judge E. E. Parmenter. Swanson's insanity, according to the testimony is due to excessive cigaret smoking, and overindulgence in alco holic drinks. He is suffering from acute alcoholism. PERSONAL POINTS. James Battles returned from a busi ness trip to Chicago. Miss Anna Montgomery has returned from a visit to Oklahoma and Texas. Tobias Simmons and Charles John son of Andalusia, leave the city tonight for a trip to Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHugh will reach home this evening, after their extended European trip. Mrs. J. W. Dressen and son George, of St. Louis, have returned to Rock Island for permanent residence. Mrs. Maggie Beardslcy and daugh ter, Alice, of Boulder, Colo., will ar rive this evening for a visit with Rock Island relatives. E. J. Burns, Joseph Geiger, J. T. Marron. J. F. Murphy, T. F. I.aVelle, Harry Unverforth and William Toal re turned from Chicago, where they at tended the state convention of the Knights of Columbus. The directors of the Fraternal Trib unes are in session today. The mem bers of the board are K. M. Whitham and W. C. Galloway, of Aledo, and A. L. Craig, of Chicago. James McCart ney, attorney for the order, is also in the city. Wirt Taylor returned home this morning from St. Ixniis. He has re signed his position with the Wahlstein Lumber company in St. Iouis, and will represent the Thomas & Proest Lum ber company in territory contingent to Rock Island. Mayor W. S. Goembel, City Clerk C. O. Harper and Aids. Henry Bolte and F. Rastede, of Geneseo, are in Rock Island today, conferring with lo cal concrete manufacturers. The city of Geneseo has 100.000 feet of side walk to lay this season, and the city fathers are getting estimates. Ira Martin, who for several years has been day operator at the local Burlington offices, has gone to Colora do in the hope of improving his health, which has been impaired of late. He may decide to locate in the west. G. L. Elwell. who has been terminal dis patcher here, has been transferred to the station. Among the graduates of the Colum bia College of Expression, of Chicago, is Miss Iva C. Pearce, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. G. Pearce, of this city. The commencement exercises will be held Saturday evening. May 6. at Stein way hall, Chicago. Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus. president of the board of di rectors of the college, will deliver the class address. A number of Rock Isl and young ladies have been students at the institution, among them being Miss Anna Irene I,arkin, Miss Myra Bear and Mrs. Eva Barber Clarkson. Miss Pearce has proved herself a good stu dent and a capable teacher a t the in stitution. A number of special agents of lead ing fire insurance companies were in Rock Island today. While here they conferred with W. B. Melntyr. inspec tor of the Rock Island and Moline lo cal board of underwriters. Among those who were here were F. H. Burke, special agent of the Fire association, of Chicago: L. R. Hyde, of the German National, with headquarters at Chica go; W. H. Kinney, of the Phoenix Na tional, of Brooklyn, with headquarters at Springfield. 111.; W. II. Braum. of the Springfield Fire & Marine company, with headquarters at Chicago, and H. F. Espenschield. of the National, of Hartford, with headquarters at Chi cago. Time Tried and Merit Proven. One Minute Cough Cure is right on time wnen it comes to curing coughs. croup, whooping cough, etc. It is per- iectiy Harmless pleasant to take and is the children's favorite cough syrup. Rock Island Firemen Busily Em ployed This Morning in Chasing Blazes. FIRST CALL AT 5 O'CLOCK Second to Alley on Sixteenth Street North of Second Avenue. A small fire in the basement of the clothing store of Sommers & LaVelle 1S04 Seconal avenue was the cause of no little excitement about 5 o'clock this morning. While O. T. Neef, chef at the Harper house was passing the building he noticed smoke coming from the basement windows and at once turned in an alarm. Central sta tion of the fire department arrived upon the scene and found the coal pile to be on fire. The chemical appliance was brought into play and the blaze extinguished. The origia of the fire was undoubt edly due to a lighted candle left in the basement yesterday afternoon by an employe of the house. In the course of his duties he set the candle near some sawdust and forgot to remove it. The loss is trifling. II1hx- In Allry. About 9 o'clock the fire department was summoned to the alley in the rear of Second avenue, opening on Six teenth street, the occasion being a blaze in a pile of rubbish piled against a small shed leased by the George F. Schmale shoe store from Miss Rose Woltmann residing at 5: Thirtieth street. The chemical appliance was brought into service and the blaze ex tinguished before any damage to speak of had been done. The rubbish was probably ignited by some one throwing a match into the pile wh..e passing along the alley. WOODMEN ARE BACK FROM DECATUR TRIP Delegates to National Encampment at Milwaukee Were Chosen at Gathering. The Rock Island delegation to the state camp of the M. W. A. at Decatur returned last evening, and re port that the convention was satisfactory and was a great suc cess in every respect. The endorse ment of George W. Reilly of Danville, contrary to expectations, met with lit tle or no actual resistance. One hundred delegates to the na tional convention at Milwaukee June 19 were selected, the basis of represen tation being one delegate for every 1,500 members in the state. The delegates elected to the head camp at Milwaukee, from the Four teenth district, at the state camp of the M. W. A. at Decatur, are: W. H. Hartzell, Carthage; C. S. Townley Macomb; F. B. DeForest, North Hen derson ; C. B. Marshall, Cordova; B. F. McKown, Rock Island; F. K. Young Moline, and E. E. llanna, Monmouth. There were 2G: delegates in attend ance at the slate camp. THE OBITUARY RECORD. Harrv Ravmond Hamilton, the ? u-pf k.s-nlri son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrv I-. Hamilton. 1M(; Fourteenth street. died this morning at 8:15 of heart fail ure. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home, and will be private. Rev. O. . Ijiwrencc. nustor of the Memorial Christian church will conduct the ser vices. Burial will be made at Chip piannock cemetery. Licensed to Wed. Carl E. Hanson Moline Miss Anna Nelson Moline Leonard J. Kistler. . Buffalo Prairie, 111. Miss Katherine S. Marquis Buffalo Prairie, 111. George Walker Rock Island Miss Josephine Mitchell. . .Rock Island Thomas J. Rush Aledo, III. Miss Margaret M. Hogan Aledo, III. Leonard Allen Moline Miss Anna BeckStrom Moline Lynch-McElroy Retrial. The retrial of the case of Irvin Lynch. a minor, against James McElroy, a sa loonkeeper, was begun in the circuit court at 10 o'clock this morning. H. M McCaskrin appearing for the plaintiff, while the defendant is represented by J. L. Haas. Judging from the time tak en in the previous trial, the case will probably occupy the time of the court today and tomorrow, at least. An Open Letter. From the Chapin, S. ('.. News: Karl) in the spring my wife and I were taket with diarrhoea and so severe were th pains that we called a physician whi prescribed for us, but his medicines failed o give any relief. A friend wht had a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy o hand gave each of us a dose and w at once felt the effects. I procured i bottle and before using the entire con tents we were entirely cured. It is wonderful remedy and should be founr n every household. H. C. Bailey, edi tor. This remedy is for sale by al leading druggists. " A little life may be sacrificed to s sudden attack of croup, if you don't have Dr. Thomas-- Eelectrlc Oil tE hand for the emergency. If You Are Moving If You are Cleaning House You're ccitain to find that new house furnishings will be needed. It always happens that way. It may be new carpets or rugs, new mattings or other floor coverings, new curtains, new turniture but, whatever It may be, we want you to remember this store, and that everything and anything you may need to brighten up the new home is here. You'll find our service good prompt. The treat ment always courteous the stock is always the largest, newest and brightest the prices are always the fairest. If you'll try you'll find your trading here both pleasant and profitable. THE REFRIGERATOR SEASON IS HERE AND OUR LINES ARE ALL READY FOR YOU. WE SELL THE CELEBRATED LEONARD CLEANABLE, ALSO THE "WHITE FROST" THE NEWEST THING OUT. YOU MUST SEE IT TO APPRECIATE IT. Davenport Furniture & Carpet Company. 2 123-125 West TKird 8 teleBloclh Smart ATHLETIC LOOKS should lo played up. If your figure is good, spread it out. Our double-breasted sacks (Stein-Bloebj are gymnasi ums of! strength. They square away the rnuseu lar, and bolster up the drooping. Come over and be vigorous. Suits, $16.50 to $28. Sommers RAILROAD NOTES This Will Be Gcing Some. Decatur Review: The MrKinley in u.rurban line is planning to siiow th ni some speed after the road is opened into St. Ixiiiis. say about, the first of T-xt November. Cars will th'-n ! run from Decatur to St. Louis tlut will nak" few stops. The first slop ;iffer k-avinf; Decatur will be SpriiiKfi'ld, 'he next at Carlin vilJe. and one. other ;eforf reaching St. lyniis. The dis tance from Decatur to St. Louis by the 'nterurban route will be 1 10 miles. After the track is pot in shape through -ars will be scheduled to make this in four hours. That is at the rate of niles an hour, including stops, which s just the speed at which the best 'hicai-'oSt. Iyjuis runs are made by he railroads. It is planned to make he run from Ifc-catur to Springfield in in hour, and that town is 40 miles tway. Trains on the H. & Q. from th? iorth were several hours late today. kmrs Street, Davenport, Iol. Clothes, & LaVelle owing lo delayed connect ions In tho north. Th train south this niornlnn was held about three hours. Whooping Cough. "In the spring of 1001 my children had whooping cough." says Mrs. D. W. Capps, fif Oapps, Ala. "I used Cham berlain's Cough Remedy with the most satisfactory results. I think this I the best remedy I have ever seen for whooping cough." This remedy keep:t the ooiigh loose, lessens the severity and frequency of the coughing spells and counteract s any tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by all leading druggists. There is a Difference. The difference between Kennily's Lax ative Honey and Tar anil all other cough syrups is that it moves the bowels, thus expelling a cold from thr system. This relaxes the nervetissues and by its healing and soothing effect on the throat and lungs the cough is relieved cured entirely. Kennedy's is the original laxative honey and tar. It contains no opiates. Omk! alike for young and old. Sold by all druggists. Cherry Pectoral, Coughs, colds, croup, the grip, bronchitis, ' consumption. For over 60 years the leading cough medicine of the whole world. Ask vour doctor. tfiTi All druggists.