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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1895,
THE EMEB Ofl CO.
get goods here
It is no exaggeration to say that our CHALLENGE
SALE is the greatest bargain event in the annaU
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 w.ll continue all next week.
Can please any taste in waists 23c to
Men's and Boys
6lc and 72c.
The best white
We sell a
Good one at
yon f LAO in
Silk Windsor Ties.
Stripes, Plaids and Solid Colors.
ale price 14c.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. 11S, 120, 22, 124. i24Ji' W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
Will undoubtedly show the largest
and finest assortment of
THIS SE A.50N TIA.N EVJES BEFORE.
Surely the Latest Styles, surely the Largest
Assoriment, surely the Lowest Price if
you- consult your b;st interests you will
surely this season try
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Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICK. NO: M51 SIXTH AVENUE,
h'; on VLe Buret.
SALE. The three cities
cheaper than ever.
3-pound can fancy green g.iges
3-pound can fancy egg plums only
California tabid peaches, per can.
3-pound can Barllett pears only 12c.
California fancy black cherries
per can, only 16c.
One-half pound Dunham's sored
1-pound package Arm & Hammer
brand soda nly 5c.
High grade preserves, all flavors,
per pound, only 10c.
1-pint bottle (high grade) catsup
One-half-pint bottle (high grade)
catsup only 7c.
Best corn starch, per package,
1-pint bottle best ammonia only 6c.
1 can best Qual lye only 7c.
Large package parlor matches
Silver thread saner kraut, per gal
lon, on'y 15c.
Fresh eggs, per dozen, only 10c.
8-pound can elegant " baked beans
Flour 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-pouad fack pure buckwheat
Keep your e3"e on this space
for bargains each week It
will pay you.
The Democratic Nominee for
PEOVEKJ A MOIEL CANDIDATE.
He la Makler. Tate Daily by III Straight
forward Ope Cbbtm A BprnU
tle Cltlsea Wk Will Mak m Sat aaa
gpleoitid Eaeeatlve-Weald Devote His
K-tire Time to the Duties.
R- Kuschmann, democratic nomi
nee for mayor, is proving in the
highest sense a model candidate.
He is making an aggressive, straight
forward and open canvass that chal
lenges admiration and wins friends.
Having a familiarity with municipal
affairs through having served as ald
erman the past two years and having
Im-cti on the most important commit.
tees in the council, he is in a position
to discuss city matters intelligently
and to express his views on those
subjects which affect the local gov.
crnraent. His record as alttermau
has been that of one of the best that
bus ever bet-n known. He has de.
voted his time and attention to his
duties to an extent that few other
councilmen have ever dene. Always
ready to respond industriously to all
committee work, he has won the ad.
miration of his constituents of all
parties, while bis conservative man
ner has commanded respect at all
lit Right Kind of a Mayor.
He possesses a high sense of the
responsibility that devolves upon a
man elected to a public office. This
ha always been characteristic of
him. He believes firmly that no man
should accept an oOice to which he is
not in a position to devote the
same time, thought and energy that
he would to his own business inter
ests, and with this conviction he
proposes, if elected, to place his per
sonal affairs in the bands of his eons
Uind apply himself absolutely to the
oiuce to which the people may call
him. This is the kind of a mayor
Rock Island wants. The city has
grown to a position of importance
where it demands an executive who
is fiee to be on duty all times.
Mr. Kuschmann was born in Prus
sia in 1842 and came to Rock Island
in 1863. This citv has been his home
from that time. For 11 jer" and
ontil he was employed as mana
ger of Weverhauser & CVs. flour and
teed store, when he embarked in bus
iness on Lis own account, engaging
in the flour, feed and grocery liiie,
which he at present conducts. In
18a3 he was the democratic candidate
f r a.'derman in the Fifth ward, de
feating Aid. B. F. Knox, who is the
opposing candidate for maior now.
His nomination came as a recogni
tion of eminent qualification and
sterling worth, and as a te-timonial
to the splendid service he has given
the city as alderman and which had
been previously shown in his unani
mous reuomination in the Fifth ward.
THE DOUGLAS MEMORIAL'
The Tri-Clly Meetlug la Hie Honor to be
Held in Mollne Mareh31.
The committee which has charge
of the arrangements for the memorial
service f T the late Fred Douglas.
which will be conducted under the
auspices of the colored people of the
tri-cities, bas tleciueu to nola the
meeting at the Auditorium in Moline
Rev. Hall, of Rock Island, will be
the presiding officer, and and the ora
tion will be felivcred by Rev. Clem
ins, of Moline. A choir of 25 voices
will render several of the old-time
darkey selections. Rev. Tillman, of
Davenport, will oner the invocation.
Mrs. Tillman will read a paper on
A Woman's Vicwsof Fred Douglas,"
and Rev. Cole, of Davenport, will
add a few remarks. While the me
morial will be in charge of the col-
ored ppople of the three cities, as
thev feel that rred Douglas belongs
to them, tbey wish it understood
that everybody is invited to be pres
ent and partitipate in doing honor to
the great freed man.
We keep Parks' Cough Syrup and
we tell everyone it is the best cough
cure we sell. Evervbody likes it and
we sell it on a guarantee. Try it for
your cold. Sold by Hartz & Clle-
A telegram was received today
from a leading firm in Xew York
which reads thus: "Mrs. C. C.
Hodges: We ship via express 35 of
our latest patterns today. Hope they
will arrive in time for your opening.'"
Wait and see them. "
Yon Are lavtted
To my millinery opening and display
of tine millinery. Mm. Dimock.
Third avenue, Moline.
FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT.
Street Railway and Telephoae Improve-aaoata-
The spring cleaning up is in pro
gress at Black Hawk Watch Tower,
where the Davenport & Rock Island
Railway company contemplates some
notable improvements the coming
season if they can be brought within
reasonable cost. Among tbem is an
electric fountain of elaborate design,
nniqne foliage, a stage for entertain
ments, and other attractions such as
the public will appreciate and enjoy.
The Davenport & Rock Island Rail
way company is making some note
worth improvements at its Moline
avenue barns, having provided a neat
room for the motormen and conduc
tors by itself, and a convenient wait
ing room for passengers together
with an office for Snpt. Hill, all of
which show that the company has
the proper consideration of its pat
rons and its employes, as Las been so
often shown in the past.
Dm Go Telephone Rates.
Assistant Gen. Supt. H. H. Mat
tock, of the Central Lnion Telephone
company, was in the city yesterday
accompanied by the managers of the
offices at Dcs Moines, Cedar Rapids.
Dubuque, Keokuk, Ottumwa, and
Oeneseo, and arranged with Manager
Huntoon to inaugurate April 1 a
general reduction in rates in the tri
city exchanges, the cuts ranging
from $4 to ?26, as the following
schedule showing old and new rates
The cut to business telephones
within a radius of one half mile is re
duced from f.j4 to f 48, and residence
f36 to 30. The same is true of
the party line where two or more
use the same wire. Where two or
three are on a line, the business rate
is reduced from $34 to $12, the resi
dence from $36 to 1 27. Where four
to six use the line, the business rate
is cut from $54 to $30, and residence
from $36 to $24. The schedule is
proportionately reduced up to the
two mile limit. The rate for a mile
radius to one subscriber is to be $48
for business.intead of $35, and $30 for
residence, instead of $42. With two
or three on a line, the business price
within a mile will be reduced from
$54 to $42; residence, $36 to $27.
Four or six on a line, business rate
from $54 to $30; residence, $36 to
$24. Oa the 2-mile radius the old
rate was $90; it will be $64 for busi
ness, with a cut from $66 to $46 for
residence. Two or three on a line
from $57.50 to $54 on business, and
$49.50 to $39 for residence. Four to
six on a line. $67.50 to $12 for busi
ness, and $49.50 to $36 for residence.
The company has also arranged to
put in a polarized magneto bell
which gives the advantage where
there are more than one on the same
wire, of disturbing only those directly
COLLIER MADE CHIEF.
A Chance la the Rwk Inland Fire De
partment. Mayor Medill this morning deposed
Bernard Brahm, as chief of the Rock
Island tire department, and elevated
Assistant Chief J. D. Collier to the
head of the service. Brahm has just
returned from a 5-days' leave of ab
sence which was granted by the
mayor last Saturday, but while he
was away the mayor was amazed at
reports brought to the effect that
Chief Brahm had been shamefully
neglectful of his duty to his family.
Last Wednesday Mrs. Brahm became
the mother of twin children, one
died that day. and the family being
without means of support, the mayor
arranged with Undertaker Wheelan
to have the infant interred. The
mayor was naturally indignant at the
situation, and added to this were re
ports of a scandalous nature involv
ing the chief's conduct, and he de
termined to order his return at once.
He sought in vain to locate him, be
ing determined to demand his return
home and then to remove him. This
morning Brahm arrived from St.
Louis, and learning of the mavor's
feeling, he called on him this morn
ing and offered his resignation.
Mayor Medill declined to permit any
such proceedings, but told him that
he was removed, as he had planned
to remove him on bis return for un
becoming and disgraceful conduct.
The New Chief.
Later the mayor sent Chief Sexton
to the Central engine house and
made the formal transfer of the
office of chief to J. D. Collier, who
has been assistant the past two years,
who is one of the original members
of the paid department, and an ex
cellent man for the place, and in the
choice the mayor bas shown the wis
dom of enntioing the selection of a
bead for the department to member?
of it who are experienced in the work
ings of the paid system.
Cyclist to Organize.
Quite a number of the knights of
the wheel met last evening at the
office of Sweeney & Stafford and
effectel a temporary organization
with H. D. Folsom as chairman and
M. A. Steele, secretary. A per
manent club with a large member
ship being the end in view, a $5
initiation fee and $1 monthly dues
was decided upon. Elmore Stafford,
M. A. Stee'e and Dr. R. M. Pearce
were appointed a committee on mem
bership solicitation, and at a meet
ing to be held soon, it is proposed to
start the organization with about
seventy members. The popularity
of this sport has grown to such an
extent in this vicinity that a club
wouia oe beneficial in many ways to
wheel-riders. It is the intention to
erect a club honse should circum
stances permit, and have races, etc
The Asgcs, only 10c a week.
TOLD ABOUT TOWN.
How a Gentleman Who Keeps
Late Hours Was Caught.
ARRIVES AT 5 IH THE KORNEJGr.
Aad n Surprised to Find the Family Tp,
An Air of Excitement Freralilag The
Cause Thereof An Unauthorised Col
lector Tbe Mother-ln-Law Fault.
A middle-aged gentlemen, who
carries a latch-key and oft-times
keeps the members of his household
guessing whether the hour of his re
turn is before midnight or about
that time when the chicken-coop in
habitants begin to sing out the ap
proach of daybreak, was captured in
an unexpected and rather peculiar
manner by his wife and children the
other morning. He received an in
vitation to a "stag" card party. He
eould not very well decline. He
went and his better half knew that
her husband would hardly return
before IS o'clock anyway, and the
family retired. The 'time-teller on
the mantel piece pealed forth the hour
of 4 a. m. It so happened that the
lady of the house was awake and heard
it. But the head of the household
bad failed to put in an appearance.
Many a time before he had crawled
in without disturbing her with the
assistance of his squeakless shoes and
anti-noise producing light-igniters,
and there was no reason why the old
game could not be repeated. Four
o'clock was an unreasonable hour,
and his non-arrival was causing her
much uneasiness. Suddenly she
heard a noise in the distance, which
sounded very much like the ap
proach of horses and the roll of a car
riage on the pavement. Her husband
always (?) came home in a 'bus when
staying out late, and when the vehi
cle stepped near by she was confident
that he bad returned, and of course
felt relieved. The carriage rolled
away, but the passenger did not en
ter her house, as she anticipated.
She waited and waited, but tbe foot
steps of him were heard not on the
front door approach. Her suspense
produced a painful effect. She
aroused the children and other mem
bers of the household, and related the
circumstances. Probably he had
gone down to the river, approxi
mately situated, to partake of a bowl
of the refreshing Mississippi fluid,
which had just been skimmed after
several months hiding, let the Coney
inland-like zephyrs fan his noble
brow, wipe the fog from his sight
assisters, and would return in a short
time. But he did not. They
searched the river bank, the yard and
everywhere within a block's distance,
but no tidings of him were to be
found. Another hour had clapped,
and while the family was sitting
about the bouse wondering and dis
cussing what had become of him, in
walked the subject of all the
excitement. He was surprised to
find the family np, and couldn't u n
dersttnd tbe cause thereof. He was
told, but he did not cme in the car
riage he footed it. He will eith
er have to make some radical changes
in his time card, or recommend some
thing to produce sleep to his wife. It
was afterward learned that the mis
sion of . the 'bus was conveying a
neighbor.who had just returned from
Chicago, to his home, which is across
the street from the residence of the
object of this narrative.
Wanted Spending Money.
The son of the proprietor of a Rock
Island business establishment bas
been bothering customers of tbe
bouse who owe accounts by calling a
couple of times a week for money,
for which he would five receipts,
apologizing for the frequency of his
calls with the excuse that the house
needed money. His game worked all
right until tbe first of the month,
when tbe collector started on his
usual rounds. People against whom
he had bills showed receipts of full
payment. But as the money had not
been turned in, he was somewhat at
sea. An investigation followed, and
it was found the proprietor's son bad
appointed himself collector, evident.
ly for the purpose of securing spend
All on Account of Mother-ln-taw.
It is said we have an addition to
our citizenship in the person of a
Uubuque lady, wbo left her husband
because he 'would not permit' his
mother-in-law to "call" on her
daughter. Tbe couple quarreled
considerably on the mother-in-law
question, but could not agree. Tbe
other eveniog he came home, but be
found do one to argue with. Tbe
house was locked, and hi wife was
missing, as was also all of her per
sonal effects. Rock Island, it is un
derstood, will be her future hom?.
The Modern Way
commends itself to tbe will-informed,
to do pleasantly and effectually what
was formerly done in the crudest
manner and disagreeably as weTl.
To cleanse the system and break np
colds, headaches and fevers without
unpleasant after effects, ust the de
lightful liquid laxative remedy. Syr
up of Figs.
Kbeamatlain Cared la a Day.
"Mystic Cure" for rhcumatismnd
neuralgia radically cures in one to
three days. Its action upon the sys
tem is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes at once tbe cause and tbe
disease immediately disappears. Tbe
first dose greatly benefits 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, druggi-t. Rock
Take R. I. P. Ry. to tbe Sooth.
One fare for the round trip to all
southern points via li. I. & P. By.
's New Clot
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
you get from us is well fnade, fits perfectly, is properly
trimmed and tailored, and we can safely say without
boast that we arc in a position to serve you belter, and
that means to sell you cheaper than any concern in this
vicinity. We request you not to make any purchase for
the coming Spriug until you have seen what we offer.
Boys' and Children's
We want your trade and will do onr best to keep it.
With this'end in view you are respectfully invited to
inspect our line of novelties in CHILDREN'S and BOY'S
Try the New Store.
1804 Second Avenue.
Allen. Mvers & Company
Opposite the Harper
-Tsui; iiijJ -
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 stove
and ranges ever brought to Rock Island.
TIN, COPPER AND SHEET IRON VT03K. 8TEAM HEATING. OAS
FITTING, ETC. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REPAIR
WORK. PRICES REASONABLE. HELLO 1018-
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. anil SECOND AYE
House, Rock Island.
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