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I THE EMEBSOa C0.
GREAT CHALLENGE SALE. The three cities
get goods here cheaper than ever. :
It is no exaggeration to say that our CHALLENGE
SALE is the greatest bargain event in the annals
of the three cities. We are just in the bargain mood,
and will continue giving the same absolute bargains
and still greatest values. This sale begins FRIDAY,
March 22, and will continue all next week.
Can please any taste in waists 25c to
Men's and Boys
' 65c and 72c.
The best white
We sell a
Good one at
yon 1.50 in
Silk Windsor Ties.
Stripes. Plaids and Solid Colors.
Sale price 14c.
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THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
. Telephone 334.
Will undoubtedly show the largest
and finest assortment of
I FOOTWEAR jl
TOIS SEASON TIT. AH EVER BEFORE.
Surely the Latest Styles, surely the Largest
Assortment, surely the Lowest Price if
you consult your best interests you will
surely this season try
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Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, HO: t8Jl SIXTH AYESTUK yi . . .
Shop on Yin StrMt BOCK rPl.jMD.
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3-pound can fancy green gages
3-pound can fancy egg plums only
California table peaches, per can,
3-pound can Bartlett pears only 12c.
California fancy black cherries.
per can, only 16c
One-half pound Dunham's shred
cocoannt only 12c
1-pound package Arm ft Hammer
brand soda only 5c.
High grade preserves, all flavors.
per pound, only lCc
1-pin t bottle (high grade) catsup
One-half-pint bottle (high grade)
catsup only 7c -
Best corn starch, per package,
only 5c. . .: . . . . . .
1-pint bottle best ammonia only 8c.
1 can best Qual lye only 7c
Large package parlor matches
Silver thread saner kraut, per gal
lon, only 15c.
Fresh eggs, per dozen, only 10c.
3-pound can elegant baked beans
only 10c. , .
Floor is advancing, but we are
still selling our fancy patent. The
Pride of the Fair, per sack, only 89c.
Sweet Messina oranges only 10 and
12c per dozen.
Messina lemons only 10c per dozen
California gallon red cherries only
California gallon Bartlett pears
California gallon grapes only 25c
10-pound sack pnre buckwheat
Keep your eye on this space
for bargains each week It
will pay you.
THE RULING MADE.
Judge' Pleasants Decision in
the Skinner Case.
TEE SEFEBDAJTT I0T LIABLE.
Tha Salt aad tha Legal Iaaportaaea la-
volrad Fally S6a,aao at Staka Taa
Firm at r. P. Bayaolda Co. u taa
The suit of the Chemical National
bank of Chicago against Porter Skin
ner was decided by Judge Pleasants
yesterday in favor of Mr. Skinner.
There were pending in the circuit
court of this county eight suits, in
volving about $00,000, against Mr.
Skinner as a partner in the firm of
. r. Keynolds at Co. Mr. Skiuner
denied that he was a partner, and
the main point in the suit' before
Jndge Pleasants was whether Skin
ner's denial of liability waa true.
History at taa Caaa.
E. P. Reynolds & Co. made a con
tract in 1890 with the Fort Wavne.
Terre Hante & Southwestern railroad
to build about thirty miles of rail
road from Carbon to Bainbridge,
Indiana. Jnis contract was sup
posed to be a very valuable one. To
carry it ont Reynolds & Co. applied
to Skinner for bnancial assistance.
which was granted, Keynolds & Co.
agreeing with Mr. Skinner to give
him for the monev advanced a share
of the profits. In addition to the
construction of the road. Reynolds &
Co. became interested in coal lands
and stone quarries on the line sup
posed to be very valuable. 1 be debts
sued on in the cases mentioned were
chiefly connected with these schemes,
which were disastrous to r.. t. Key
nolds 4 Co.
Claim, Rat re.
It was claimed by the plaintiffs
attorneys that Skinner's contract
with Reynolds & Co. made him a
partner with them, and because of
certain promises that it was claimed
he made to parties interested in the
coal and stone lands that he was now
estopped to deny that he was a part
ner. Alter tne evidence 01 tne sev
eral witnesses was heard, the plain
tiff offered notes in evidence.
which were objected to by de
fendant's attorneys, lhe court de
cided, after argument of Messrs.
Osborn and Dunham for the de
fendant, and Jndge McConnell for
plaintiff, that the evidence did
not prove Skinner a partner and
that the notes made by E. P. Rey
nolds & Co. did not bind him. The
plaintiffs dismissed the other suits
and took an appeal of the case on
trial to the appellate court. The
plaintiffs were represented by Swee
ney & Walker, of this city, and Cof
feen & McConnell, of Chicago. The
defendants by Jackson & Hurst and
C. M. Osborn, of Chicago, and Hon,
Charles Dunham, of Ueneseo.
A Great Bom Evaat.
Freeport will have the honor this
summer of holding the greatest race
meeting in America. The entries for
it have closed and they number 412,
Fifteen cut of the 24 stakes filled.
Each stake has 26 entries. One stake.
the 2:10, contains an entry of 17
horses each of which beat 2:10 last
yeaaa That will be the hottest field
of psrcers that ever came together in
the world and horsemen from every
where will be present to see it. In a
few days the entry list will be cata
logued and distributed. The free-
for-all pace for a purse or f 5,000 did
not fill, but there will be a special
for John R, Gentry Joe Patcben,
Robert J. ana such. Monroe bals
burr's great string headed bv Alia
may be here. Taylor's park will be
greatly improved and put in spink
The agreement under which "Far
mer" Burns and Evan Lewis are to
wrestle for the world's championship.
has been amended, the winner to
take the entire gate receipts and
stakes instead of a 75 and 25 split.
Both have signed a codicil to this
effect. Where the contest, which is
to come off about the middle of next
month, will be held, is not yet de
cided, bnt in all probability Chicago
will be selected. The men have been
offered parses of $1,500 in Milwaukee
and f 2,000 in Boston. Another con
dition of the match is not barring any
Oar Soata Rock Ulan Baata.
The Akgcs has sold its South Rock
Island route to Willie Paulsen, of
that township, who will have entire
charge of it hereafter, make all col
lections and look after the interests
of the paper there. The people
whom he will serve will confer a fa
vor on him and on The Argcs by
pavintr their subscriptions promptly
and otherwise encouraging him in his
efforts to give the people the best
service lor the best paper in the
-A fearful crank, aa awful creak.
7 wtfa bat eoaw to at "
So ?id a friend, one dreary day.
Ia eoLfldanca to ma.
-Uid-t e ar require." said I to h'.m
"What pains aad aches sdj kaowa?
As Hka aa aot aha'a tut tared ar
aawaaaaf woman's woaa."
' Uterine disorders sapeelall depress lb spirits
aad taa Ike energies aad vital tare. For the
air trsfatnc coaeplainu, faaetfcreal rrregnlsiitica.
aanatarai diackarges, eonetaat palas, wask back,
laaaitada, dalineaa, atnklirc seaaations aad all
weakntmea. aoealiar to woatra. Or. Price's
FsToriU Prasertplloa ia tha spaciac
We keep Parka Cough Syrnp and
we tell everyone it ia the best cough
cure we sell. Everybody likes it and
we sell it on a guarantee. Try it for
your cold. Sold by Harts i Ulle-
I" aim's tafcist Cai rasaeadaat aa tha
One, apparently of an excitable and
uncontrollable nature, who will re
pent after he has had time for serious
reflection and composure, writes the
Union of this morning an impudent
letter on the effort that is being
made to have the- board of supervi
sors change the front of the proposed
court house from Fifteenth street to
Second avenue. The comma nication
is impudent because It seeks to im
pugn the motives of people who have
signed tne petition to nave the board
correct this particular one of its na
me rous errors in connection with the
new court bonse. It is impudent
again because it would place a wrong
construction on the motives of those
signing the petition by asserting that
they are guided by property inter
ests. It is impudent-also because it
seeks through endeavored sarcasm
to belittle the people personally who
have signed the petition. It is im
pudent because it seeks to reflect on
the bar 01 tne county. Being
therefore so generally impudent
the letter is not worthy of seri
ous consideration except in so far as
it aims to draw a parallel case be
tween the part the county officers
have taken in the arrangement of the
court house and responsibility for the
error against which the public is
now contending, and that which it
says the postmaster would take
in the construction of the govern
ment building. This ridiculous com
parison need only be confronted by
the fact that the postmaster has never
been consulted, nor has be ever
sought to be consulted as to the gen
eral design, elevation or construc
tion of the postoffice building, and
matters pertaining simply to the in
terior arrangement such as' affect
absolutely the working depart
ment have been referred to bim.
Nor has there been a disposition to
face the entire building with special
reference to the comfort and con
venience of the forces which may
from time to time occupy the build
So that the opportunity for com
parison as between the part the pres
ent connty officers have taken in the
court house design and frontage and
the postoffice situation vanishes and
all that remains of the Union's latest
is impudence and narrowness that
are in the least unworthy and very
Pat Crows A gala.
Pat Crowe, the Scott county bov
whose record of daring crimes and
escapes from the hand of justice.
reading more like a chapter from
dime novel literature than from real
life, was recently recounted in the
Davenport Democrat, has added an
other murder to his list, and with his
usual good luck, is out of the grasp
of the law. A Denver, Col., dispatch
says that rat, who is wanted in nail
a dozen cities of the country, was
caught by Detective Al. Moore of that
city Tuesday night, tie and a partner
were committing a burglary and were
caught in the act by the officer. On the
way to the police station Crowe man
aged to wriggle out of his shackles,
draw his revolver and fire. Then he
and his associate escaped. Moore
died a few hours later in St. Luke's
hospital. Crowe had broken jail at
bioux City a few months before and
the detective bureaus all over the
country are on the watch for him.
He is remembered in Chicago as the
crook who shot Central Officers Em
met Briscoe and Isaac Winville. He
came near escaping in broad day
light, alter a run through the heart
of the city. As the officers did not
die, he only received a sentence of
six years and was released before the
expiration of his term an the ground
of insanity. He was wanted in Den
ver for a burglary committed several
years ago, is wanted in St. Joe for
train robbery and at Council Bluffs for
shooting a deputy officer a few weeks
Tha raaaiac Fifth Ward jtlaaraaan.
The democrats of the Fifth ward at
their special caucus last evening de
cided in favor of Thomas 'A. Pender
to fill the aldermanic vacancy caused
by the resignation of Robert Kuscn
mann. Mr. Pender had been the
ward committee's choice from the
first, although without solicitation
on his part, but in order that all
might be given a chance to have
something to say about the selection
ol a candidate, the committee called
a meeting for last evening, when the
sentiments were unanimous that Mr,
Pender be declared the nominee by
acclamation, and the caucus so
recommended to the committee, Mr.
Pender being placed on the ticket.
This is ample evidence of Mr. Pen
der's popularity in the ward in
which he was born 27 years ago. and
where he has resided all his life.
For 12 years he was a switchman in
the Rock Island yards, and has al
ways been a sympathizer' with' the
cause 01 labor and devoted to it.
He was for a time ' president of the
Switchmen's union, and has also
been president of r the Industrial
Home association, and has always
been prominently identified with the
Tri-City Labor congress.
Baaaamiasa Carad aa a Oar.
'Mystic Cure" for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically caret in one to
three days. It action upon the sys
tem is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grot jan, druggist. Rock
Taka B. I. at . Br. a taa Saata.
One fare for the round trip to all
southern points via R. L V P. Ry.
AS TO THE HENNEPIN.
Ilastataasoats Camrtadl ay tha Kaafcsaar
Milan, March 21. Editor of The
Argcs: The Union of March 20 con
tains a paragraph in regard to the
Hennepin canal, taken f rom a Milan
paper, which, in justice to the public
and the U. S. engineer corps, de.
serves correction. As long aa the
news (?) in question did not go any
further than the great Milan weekly,
I did not consider it necessary to re
ply, as the people of Milan are suffi
ciently acquainted with the facts and
also the reliability of the Milan paper
to draw tbeir own conclusions, bnt
since it has been republished in Rock
Island.-1 wish yon would please give
this reply as much prominence as the
original article received. 1. - In
regard to the statement that notbing
is being done on the canal, I would
say, that outside work was carried on
until after Jan. L, 1895, when it was
stopped on account of the excessively
cold weather. Did the intelligent
editor of the weekly expect the em
ployes to carry on dredging and oth
er construction work through 20
inches 01 ice?
2. There are six regular employes
here instead of three, and additional
labor is hired when there is necessity
S. The omniscient editor states:
A HahH IrnA. nf an vl Ki nr, Ik.
gineer does but draw his salary and
take pictures. The timekeeper is
employed to keep the time of the en
gineer and janitor, etc. II the
worthy editor was more assiduous in
searching for news instead of passing
much of bis time in more questiona
ble occupations, he would discover
that there were a great many other
things that he did not know anything
about, as a matter 01 lact, the en
gineer and clerk have attended to
their work on drawings, computa
tions, etc. During the winter the
janitor who is also . an all-round
mechanic and the three lock tenders
have attended to theirs, bnt the edi
tor seems to be too busy with other
people's duties to attend to his own.
4. When it was known that tbe
U. S. would not permit anyone and
everyone to go into the ice business
on tne embankment of the canal, it
was considered by some a rank injus
tice. The secretary of war then ad
vertised widely for bids for the priv
ilege, and received two bids, the
largest being $40 per year. It was
considered that the loss under this
price would be greater than the gain,
so both bids were rejected, and that
is why "citizens don't take any ice
Boaa to aa Beaay for ftartgatiaa.
In conclusion, allow me to state
that the material and plant for carry
ing on the dredging, pile-driving and
other work this summer is either on
haed or ordered, and that the canal
will probably be declared open for
navigation within SO days; that a
draw span will probably be erected
at the Moline bridge this season, but
until that time, tngs, small tow
boats and barges, such as are ordi
narily used in canal traffic, can pass
under the bridge with their coal and
other merchandise. Very respect
fully, J. W. Woekmann,
U. S. Assistant Engineer.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrnp of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, tbe refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
set with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drag
gista in 50c ana $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered,
Insurance and Loans.
Buy, sell and manage
property on commis
sion. Collect rents.
Room 4, Mitchell Lynde b'ng.
FIRST SPRING OPENING OF
Bock Island's Net Glotig Store
Thursday, March 21, 1895.
For Spring and summer ' we have selected, a stock of
Clothing which is second to none in assortment, style
and price. - We take pride in saying that no matter what
yon get from ns is well made, fits perfectly, is properly
trimmed and tailored, and we can safely say without
boast that we are in a position to serve yon better, and
that means to sell yon cheaper than any concern in this
vicinity. We request you not to make any purchase for
the coming Spring until yon have seen what we offer.
Boys' arid Children's Clothing.
We want your trade and will do onr best to keep it.
With this end in view yon are respectfully invited to
inspect onr line of novelties in CHILDREN'S and BOY'S
1804 Second Avenue.
Allen . Mvers & Company
Opposite the Harper House, handle only
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jcwei oiuvto j tJ Gasoline Stoves
N All stoves bearing the "Jewel" trade mark are guar
anteed perfect. You take no chances when you buy
a "Jewel" stove, for
ITS A "REAL JEWEL.
Call and inspect one of the finest lines of stoves
and ranges ever brought to Rock Island.
TIU, COPPER ANP SHEET IBOlf OUC STEAM HEATIKO. OA3
'. FITTING, ETC. SPECIAL. ATTEirTICnr OIVEM TO REPAIR '
WORK. PRICES REASON ABLE HELLO 1018.
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Hot Water Heating,
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Steam and Gas Fitting,
Coe, Tin and S
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. anil SEGOIID ATE
House, Rock Island.
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