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THE AUG US, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.
THE EUEBSOn CD.
The Richest Bargain News in the
The choicest, the best, the most truthful bargain
news is always found under The Fair heading. Any
thing advertised under that head can be relied on as
being a bargain. We tell you these are bargains;
read them over, it is time well spent. You will find
the largest, neatest and best assortment of groceries
in our Grocery Department to be found in the three
cities, and prices below all others.
Fancy Naval oranges, 13c per doz.
Fancy Messina lemons, 10c per doa.
2-pound package best pancake
Pearl tapioca only 4c per pound.
Farina only 4c per pound.
Scotch peas 2c per pound.
Kagle brand condensed milk, 15c.
Rood shoe polish 3c a box.
Pure maple sugar, 7c per pound.
2-pound package best rolled oats,
Stove polibh 3c per box.
1 bottle choice catsup, 7c.
Choice dairy butter only 17c per
Star tobacco 36c per pound.
Choice fine cut tobacco 25c per
Best rolled oats 2c per pound.
Farcy patent flour, fully warrant
ed, only 83c per sack.
Fancy New York potatoes 75c per
Royal baking powder 39c per pound.
Best Frankfort's 8c per pound.
Best bologna 6c per pound.
Best lemon peel, finest made, 13c
Best citron 13c per pound.
Best dates 5c per pound.
2 boxes Creme oat meal soap, 25c.
Best bird seed, 5c per package.
Choice smoking cigars, 69c per box.
Cuban hand-made cigars, 1.25 per
Large bar best laundry soap, SJc
Keep your eye on this
week It will pay you.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. 1 18, 120, 131. I J4. 114V, W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
GREAT SALE OF
Men's Calf Shoes
SI. 88 mm
Four Different styles to select from. They
will not last long at the prices, so call early.
To the People of
Rock Island and Vicinity
Spring has come, and with it the largest stock
of WALL PAPER has arrived at the ADAMS
WALL PAPER CO. that they have ever had.
We can safely say that never before in Rock
Island has such a variety of fine goods been
shown. These goods are now open to your in
spection, and you are invited to see them.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth, street
Dry Goods Department.
Take notice of our sale of unlaun
We sell a good one at 29c.
We sell the best in America at 50c
The last named has points of qual
ity not in an ordinary shirt.
Attend our sale of Washable Dress
Goods, comprising Printed Ducks,
Pique, India Dimity, India Linon,
Jaconet, Sateens, Pongee, etc., at
prices that discourage manufacture:
30-inch Sateens, 81c.
30-inch Sateens, 91c.
30-inch special fast black. 81c.
We have just received a full line
of Chamois Skins and Sponges:
Sponges from lc np.
Chamois Skin from 5c up.
space for bargains each
PRINCE NOW KING.
Rules the Tenth District Con-
RESULT 05 THE 1478TH BALLOT.
Am Exritlor Slcht With Dramatic loci-
deats Iaclndlac the Fainting of the
Coming Candidate How th. Final Break
Oeearred Bock Island and Whiteside
Slick to Their Candidates to the Last.
Ualva., Feb. 2S. George W. Prince
was nominated on the 1178th ballot.
Galva, Feb. 2S. On the whole,
yesterday's proceedings in the Tenth
district republican congressional
convention should go down into the
history of the political annals of the
btate. Beginning with Eotrikin's
surprising sermon in the morning,
and condoning through the day,
there was a series of incidents alto
gether eventful. Following Entri
kin's comical exhibition, the Henry
county humorist. Ashley, had been
brought forward to entertain the
convention during the lull in the
monotonous proceedings, and here
came a very unfortunate and un
pleasant incident. Delegate Charles
Bent, of the Whiteside delegation,
rising and indignantly protesting
against further nonsense and thai
the convention proceed to business.
Ashley was about to mount the plat
form, "and he and his friends were
placed in a most mortifying position,
and they felt it, although they at
tempted to take it good naturedly.
Henry county's fruitless attempts
in the afternoon to patch up a truce
was the innovation in the afternoon.
The plan was a plausible one to all
but Knox, and Knox kicked it over
board. The reception of the White
side county telegram, which the
chairman declined to read and the
committee attempted to kill, al
though the convention was clamor
ing to hear it, smacked of the sensa
tional. It come from a friend of
Bayliss', whom Ramsay, for whom
Wtiiteside was instructed, and was
fighting, defeated in the county
convention. It suggested Bayliss as
the candidate who conld break the
convention deadlock. L. E. Brook
field, the spokesman for the White
side delegation, moved this caustic
"We have plenty of candidates.
Send ns provisions."
The convention balloted until 4:45
without result, and then adjourned
on the I,14od ballot, as stated last
night, to give the steering commit
tee a cham-e.
A resolution fittingly eulogistic of
Gen. Post's memory was presented in
the afternoon and adopted by a rising
vote of the convention.
Rock Island county needs a steer
ing committee one that is worth
something. The Gest men are work
ing hard, but that they lack general
ship must be painfully apparent to
the candidate. ' It is to everyone
else. The hand of the sagacious and
astute politician is wanting. The
Gest men are probably the most
stubborn on the floor. All the other
counties realize this, but stubborn
ness is aggravating and antagonistic
to the other counties rather than in-
ducive to support. The guidiug
geniuses 01 the party In times of
peril are not of the delegation. Had
they been, there would have been re
sults long before this that would have
given the Rack Island contingent an
opportunity to come home with
brooms over their shoulders. Last
night, in despair, a telegram was
sent to Hon. H. A. Ainsworth, at Mo
line, to come down and do his best
for Gest. He came this morning.
The supplication was deferred as
long as possible, but last night the
inevitable was resorted to. It was a
humiliating procedure on the part of
the Gest men, but it was necessary.
Anything to win.
During the afternoon the wires
were kept hot with Moline, one of the
most important received being from
an individual very near to C. II.
Deere, suggesting bis candidacy as a
possible solution of the difficulty.
The effect of the presence of Ains
worth cannot be estimated as yet.
Last night's session of the conven
tion brought no change, every ballot
if anything, solidifying each delega
tion and making more remote the
chances of compromise.
A Weary and Kxeltina; Xiebt.
Last night's was the most exciting
session the convention has yet had,
lasting until 4:30 this morning.
Henry had determined to push mat.
tcrs, and made the attempt by giv
ing her votes in such a way tbat
either Gest, Ramsey or McKinney
could have been nominated with a
fow more votes. Then Knox gave 20
votes to each of the candidates ex
cept Gest. and on one ballot gave Gest
live votes. The highest number re
ceived by the candidates was: Gest,
35; Ramsay and McKinney, 50 each;
Hammond. 51. The convention
worked till 4:30, when Prince fainted
from exhaustion and the beat of the
room. The convention then ad
journed. On ballot 1.201. Henry made a
break to Hammond staying with
Stark for three ballots in succession,
and then swinging around among
he other counties. On ballot 1,210
Henry went back to the old monotony
as originally started. At 12:10. when
the 1,351 ballots had been cast, a re
cess was asked for by Henry to ena
ble private conference. In the inter
val Capt. Thornton, ef Moline, enter
tained the convention. At 1:15 Hen
ry county returned and balloting was
resumed bat it was not until 3:15 on
ballot 1,403 that the first entire
change was made in the balloting.
The 12 succeeding ballots were:
BALLOTS. I J S
a a. S o X
1H U H 4 4
1404 4 SO SO 4
14(6 4 at M SI 41
1XS 4 4 4 80 SO
1iT 10 U K a
10 lu 22 27 SO S3
1409 S4 U tl IS
141. S3 25 8 is
1411 ss is is sa
1412 6 1 u at ss
141.) c as it 3 3S
1414 6 SS 14 W St
Ta 1434 the same a? a bore.
Itifi g 7 tl S3 s
n.r 38 it ia as
Keit 13 ballots Fame as soove.
The convention adjourned until 10
a. m. today.
THE FINAL SESSION.
The Knox County Condldate Wins the
Galva, Feb. 28. At the opening
of the convention this morning there
was a general feeling that something
was going to happen. There seemed
to be more of a disposition to yield
on the part of all counties except
Rock Island and Whiteside, who ap
peared determined to die by their
arms and stick it out for their men
until the end. The following poetic
injunction was received from J. W.
Warr, of Moline:
Sares cd the field of Gilra,
Do our further sufferings spare,
VaUant patriots, do, for God's sake.
Try and fi 1 that vacant chair.
It took eiTect, as we shall see.
The counties except Rock Island
complimented each other, and at one
time McKinney might have been nom
inated if Knox bad not weakened.
There was now a suspension of hostili
ties and combinations were formed
that appeared on the surface favorable
to Gest. But it broke down, (Jest be
ing able to command only seven votes
from Henry. Mercer offered her
votes to Rock Island if the rest could
be had. Failing in this, she went to
Knox, when Henrv, which had given
seven each to Prince, Gest and Ram
say changed her vote and went solid
to Prince. The house was wild.
Rock Island and Whiteside stayed
with their candidates, but Stark
went to Prince.
The Decisive Ballot.
This all happened in the 1,478th
ballot, the decisive one, the result
Prince. Gest. Bamssy.
ITcnry. 21 .. ..
Rock Island 85
Whiiesido .. 19
68 SB 19
Hemenway. of Rock Island county,
moved tbat the nomination be made
unanimous, and Brooklield, of White
side, seconded the motion. It went
with a 6bout. All the candidates
were called to the platform and
pledged the support of their counties
to the nominee.
Caucuses and Convention Called Candi
Pursuant to the call of Chairman
II. L. Wheelan, of the democratic
township committee, a large and in
telligent representative gathering of
democrats assembled last evening at
Turner hall to discuss matters rela
tive to the coming spring election,
the prospects of which are encour
aging. The expressions of the com
mitteemen and others were favorable
to holding the caucuses and conven
tion about the middle of March, the
dates being hxed at Saturday, March
16, for the primaries and Monday the
18th for the convention.
Mayor Medlll Complimented.
In the discussion as to probable
and available candidates, there was
but one sentiment, and that, that
Mayor Med ill should bear the party
standard to victory again this spring
as he did two years ago. Aid. Wil
liam Roth and Robert Wagner were
also mentioned as suitable men for
the candidacy. The mayor most em
phatically merits the confidence his
party has in him, for his administra
tion of municipal affairs stands as
one of the ablest and best the city has
bad in its history. It is this fact
that has brought words of com
mendation and praise that have not
been confined to his own party, the
public generally recognizing in him
an executive who has been in every
way worthy of the honor and of the
confidence placed in him two years
ago. Quite a contrast is such a man
with his leading opponent and imme
diate predecessor, whose chief claim
to the office out of which the people
turned him two years ago, is to. re
place the present appointees by those
who were there under the former re
gime. The argument is one that will
not carry weight.
The present city clerk, A. D. Hties
ing, will be presented for reelection
nnijuestionaoly, and a more efficient
and popular clerk Rock Island has
not bad before. For treasurer, Paul
Hamilton, Harry Simmon and J. M.
Buford are mentioned. For collector
Leo Deisenrotb is a candidate. For
assessor G. W. Henry, M. W. Battles
and J. E. Reidy are mentioned. For
aldermen there is a demand in the
First ward for the retnrn of William
Roth; in the Second. ex-Aid. Henry
Kinner, Aid. F. H. Schroeder. Charles
Heidemann and Joseph Geiger are
urged; in the Third. Aid. Dan Cor
ken having positively declined a re.
nomination, W. C. Maocker and C.
J. Long are suggested; in the Fourth
ward, John Yolk. Fred Staassen and
Charles Bleuer are named; in the
Fifth the people will send Aid.
Kuscbmann back to the council; in
the Sixth. L. C Blanding, J. F. Ro
enfield, J. T: Shields, John Wick and
Patrick Kennedy are named, while in
the Seventh J. E. Larkin is discussed
as a gcod man.
WELL WON HONORS.
Maj. L. M. Buford Secures an
COITSTJL TO PASO DEL KOBTE.
Uood Neva From Washington This After
noon Another Trlnaiph Cor Float. Bee.
T. Cable Representative Democracy
Among, this afternoon's Washing
ton dispatches to The Akgus is one
which brings the glad annonncement
tli at Maj. Louis M. Bulord. has Ix-on
nominated by the president to be
consul of the United States to
Paso del Norte. Mexico, succeeding
the late Theodore Houston, of Ma'
comb, who died at his post of duty
some months ago.
Well Deserved Hooora.
The honors that have thus come
to Maj. Buford will cause sincere
rejoicing in Rock Island, for none of
our citizens are better known or
more popular, and hence the genuine
gratification that is felt over his ap
pointment, lne selection oi Alai,
Buford for an office of such import
ance is another triumph for Hon,
Ben T. Cable, who has thus brought
to Rock Island an appointment for
wliich there were over fiftv other
candidates in the state of Illinois.
The major's appointment goes in
with that of Congressman William
L. Wilson to be postmaster general,
Six-Year-Old John Durham Baa aa I'nfor.
While playing on Second avenue
near Xwelfth street, about 10 o'clock
this morning with little Mack Thomp
son. John, the little son of Col. and
Mrs. C. W. Durham, ran in front of a
bicvele being ridden bv Charles Bu
ford, which knocked the little fellow
down inflicting a severe fracture over
his left temple and cutting a gash
in bis left leg. Drs. licrnhardi
and Carter were summoned and
removed a couple of fractions of the
skull wblch were bearing on the
brain. Although his injuries
are oi a very serious nature, Vje doc
tors feel confident of his recovery.
A Broken Lea;
In stepping on the foot-board of a
switch engine in the R. I. & P. yards
about 9 o'clock last night. Switch
man Clarence Thompson, missed his
lootnoiu, ana bis leu leg was caught
between the foot-board and the
guard, fracturing both bones just be
low tne Knee, lie was carried into
the freight oflice, where Dr. S. C.
Plummer attended him. Thompson
was arterward taken to his home, at
the corner of Sixth street and Eighth
The board of supervisors is still
tusseling as a committee of the
whole with the seven plans presented
yesterday iy tne building committee,
While the star-chamber action of the
board meets with anything but the
approval oi tbe public, especially
wben tbe county otlice-bolders are
given privileges which are denied
our heaviest tax-payers, it must be
said that the most wise and just
iinng ine ooara bas done is to ex
elude Chairman Collins, for whom
up to the present time the building
committee nas baa such extreme
fondness. Indeed, the plan, as set
np by the committee, was to con
tinue to give Mr. Collins the inside
track, and to have him explain the
plan, but Supervisor Hasson, who
posses xs something of practical
knowledge himself, was chosan to
perform this duty. The public,
however, are awaiting with interest
the board's most gracious pleasure.
The Modern Invalid
Has tastes medicinally, in keeping
with other luxuries. A remedy must
be pleasantly acceptable in form,
purely wholesome in composition,
truly beneficial in effect and entirely
free from every objectionable qual
ity. If really ill he consults a phy
sician; if constipated he uses the
gentle family laxative Syrup of Figs
Toe Akgus, 19c a week, delivered
every evening at your door.
Horsford's Baking Powder
excels all others in healthful
quality and baking strength.
A wonderful invention.
Insurance and Loans.
Buy, sell and manage
property on commis
sion. Collect rents.
Boom 4, Mitchell Lynda b'ng.
The New Shoe
Just received for ladies.
Made of the Finest "Royal Kid"
Patent tip and long pointed
162) Second Ave:. Under Rock Island House.
Knocks Den's flyercoats
4 Your i
lDoor One-HalfOff j
ys' and Children's
Cape and Ulster
& LaVelle I
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. and SECOND AYE
House, Rock Island.
ON ALL REMAINING