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THE AKGU8, THURSDAY, AP1IIL, 18, 1895.
THE EMERSOn CO
Resting on Laurels in This
On the contrary the phenomenal success of the past
only urges us to still greater efforts in the future,
and while the busicess during Easter week reached
unexpected proportions, we will not permit the com
ing week to lag behind but are prepared to offer a
list of remarkable price attractions that will continue
to crowd this store from morning until nighf. R ad
the various offers carefully you will then realize
what the oft-abused word "bargain" was really in
tended to mean. For the balance of the week:
Dress Goods Dep't
If there is a' woman in reach
of os wanting bargains in Dress
Goods now is her time.
Numerous patterns, lengths of
7 to 10 yards, sold at 15c, 21c,
42c and 60c. At just half price.
38-inch strictly wool, heavy
serges, sold all season at 42c,
colors black and naTy, just the
thing for skirts, only for this
48-inch serges. 69c qnalily.
black, navy, myrtle and golden
Also a promiscuous lot com
prising novelties, plaids, stripes
and plains, told from 53 to 9dc,
all go at 35c.
The best lining cambrics dur
ing the sale, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday Sjc.
All remnants will be price.
There will be many bargains ad
ded that are not now mentioned.
We make Ladies1 Bloomer
Suits and Gentlemen's Bicycle
Suits to order.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. 118, 120, 122, 124, 124 W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
Allen. Mvers & Company
Opposite the Harper House,
Have the finest. line of Gas Ranges in the city. Their
Four hole Range at $iS has an oven 18 inches square, so
that it admits four 9-inch tins easily.
The Four hole Range at $16 with oven 16 inches
square admits four 8-inch tins. These are facts worthy
of consideration. There are no finer goods made. All
are warranted in every respect. They are all of the cel
ebrated "Jewel" brand and
They Are JEWELS.
Call and examine our line of Refrigerators and Gas
oline Stoves. Everyone guaranteed satisfactory, and all
marked at lowest prices.
We alo call your attention to our line of Filters
which stand unequalled by anything.
Van Houten's cocoa, 1 pound
Wilbur's breakfast cocoa, I
ponnd can 19c.
Wilbur's premium chocolate,
per pound 32c.
Brook's sweet chocolate 3c a
Southwell's assorted jams. 1
pound jars 19c.
Choice evaporated peaches,
pears and apricots, 9c a pound.
4 Crown raisins 5c a pound.
New hollowee dates 4capound.
Good prunes 5c a pound.
Rolled oats 2c a pound.
Santa Claus soap Sijc a bar. .
Elegant laundry soap 3c a bar.
Pcarline SAc a package.
Large package parlor matches
New currants 5c a pound.
Fancy bean pork 8c a pound.
Fairbank's cottolene 8c a
Edam cheese 75c each.
Pineapple cheese 59c each.
Arbuckle's coffee 20c a pack
age. 1 pound can Banner brand
Ceylon tea 15c.
pound can Banner brand
Ceylon tea 29c.
Our Celebrated Cream Java
Coffee is the finest coffee sold,
only 30c a pound.
Pure Maple sugar 9c a pound.
Choice ground coffee only 15c
a pound, 7 pounds f 1.
Fairbank's Gold Dust only 15c
The First Formal Trip Through
YESTEEDAT8 TEI-CITY EXCUESIOU.
An Event rieauot and Important The
hxpedlilua and Those Who Cvanposed
It-IncldenU of the Day and of the Event
of m Mack bicalOcance taj Oar Local
Under command of ('apt. W. A.
Blair and with K. W. Baker as purs
er, the good 6hip W. J. Young, Jr..
sailed away from the levee at 2
"clock yesterday afternoon with the
first cargo for transportation over
the waters of the canal. It was an
niportant cargo of human freight.
one whose destiny and whose purpose
was to fulfill another mission in the
istory of the commerce of the four
cities which are clustered together
on the backs of the Mississippi
and the Hennepin. The arrange
ments for the expedition composed
f the representative citizens of the
three cities were perfect in every de
tail. No consideration looking to
the comfort and enjoyment of those
who went to make the voyage was
overlooked or neglected. " On the
barjje which was lashed to the side
of the Young were various packages
of freight entrusted to Capt. Blair
ami I'urser isaker lor shipment via
the Hennepin canal, the lakes and
the Erie canal and Hudson river, to
President Cleveland, Babv Uulh
apt. W. L. Marshall, chief of engi
neers, Chicago; ijueen V letoria.
raperor Franz Joseph. Vienna;
Prince Bismarck, Dr. Koife Miliar,
Minz, Germany, Henry Koehler,
tome, Italv; Samuel Hirschl, Vien
na; uen. Maccco, rainiartto, cuoa;
the czar of all the Russians, Emperor
V llhelm. and Engineer L. L. YV lice
The Passenger Lilt.
An inventory of the ship's passes
ger lit revealed 140 from Davenport,
bose from Kock Island and vicinity
J W Hoiii r,
Frank ( Yonnz.
J S Lea,
Wa.t r Johnon,
fi.pt T J Kobmson,
A CD. it,
W T Har:,
B C Mir a.
J II U-K-erer.
J G Iliinrnon,
K U tinker.
JuA e I. Adams
W r' sctiruedcr,
B F Knox.
I ti lii.rtbc
Jntan Od 'Mtcr,
J P Wejrrbau.T,
J a liilntore.
J T Kenwr rthj,
II C Wiviil,
Georjre Pric. Br
K J Mitnmur.
B1it re H StaUoid.
J A Murrin,
m K01 hler,
M K w;cney,
W K Pa z rann.
1) J tear..
J vv Mewarf,
E K Parmei.tvr.
MnJ H O ConiRllr.
.Mayor T 4 Vedill.
F 1; Henicnway,
J R .lohn.t n.
II 11 w H Uect,
I. Al art.
K It B-inia,
He K K Swert.
Ch ef af U nexion,
J U B.aelin,
F f pprqatst,
W A I to-iMn.
S B S'oddard,
J I. HiaK,
Otto tin her.
A " McCsad'esa,
E P Hnn o.
II P Hu'U
T B navi-.
J D Da-hane.
K O F azer.
Gnt'TSwnf3r, H S Frl'toe.
A F Vinton, II W oo er.
J M Jon Id. F W G old.
W K M xre, M J MnEniry,
W K Ketnian, W Fcn-luan.
Conrad Grarnr, W c Bini rtt,
T I euulej. F A Joboa u.
Wi'liam F Teric. JS T B Kobertaon,
Kev K H AtforJ, H L Franlcg.
J C Jobnixm, AklOweif,
Wl Ham Goldsmith, Wohert l.itlte.
C F stexmare, Howard alcC'alloch,
Bon George W Pri-.ce. John E Bihcxk,
Ceremonies on the Boat.
Otto's Military band was on board.
and as the laun- backed out from
the shore and headed toward the
west a delightful air was played.
Ibentotne trumpet sound all as
sembled in the cabin where Rev. C
II. Weaver, of Davenport, invoked
the divine blessing; on the trip and
on the enterprise, after which Mavor
Henry Vollmer. of Davenport, pre
sented Capt. Blair with a lb-loot
standard bunting; flag, on behalf of
the party, and to which the gallant
master made ntting response.
Reaching; the mouth of the canal
at the confluence of the rivers Mis-
sississippi and Rock, the Youn",
whose dimensions would not admit
of passacra thronrh the looks, was
tied to the shore, and all on board
were transferred to the barge Com
fort, which was taken into the guard
lock by means of a tow line, the
lower gates swinging onnn to receive
the first formal consignment through
the great waterway. Safely through
the lock with a variety of novel and
amusing experiences, the gates were
shut and the sluices of the npper
ones were opened, and the water was
admitted from above. People from
all the surrounding country had
gathered along the shore to witness
the spectacle of the first boat .enter
ing the canal, a number also landing
from the boat, amon? those on the
shore being Capt. V. L. Marshall
and Engineer L. L. Wheeler.' Both
were asked to . make remarks, bnt
neither was there for that purpose.
They would prefer that the eanal
speak for itself of what had been ac
complished so far by the govern
ment's engineer corps.
The Dedicatory Ceremony.
The actual dedicatory ceremony
then began with the divine blessing
pronounced by Rev. R. F. Sweet, of
Rock Island, from the hurricane deck
of the barge. Master of Ceremonies
E. W. Baker thereupon introduced
Ex-Mayor C. A. Ficke, of Davenport,
who. standing on the shore, made a
brief address devoted to the history
of the canal project, the work that
had been done in its behalf from its
incipiency and the culmination at
last of that for which the commun
ity had expended its labor and its
real. The address closed with words
of congratulation and cheer. I
Mayor T. J. Medill was next intro
duced and he bespoke the gratifica
tion and appreciation of the people
at the accomplishment of this great
undertaking, and complimented tne
engineers on their work, from a
scientific standpoint in securing the
practical beginning of that which
was to be the connecting iidk be
tween the majestic father of waters
and the Atlantic ocean.
The band played the "Star
Spangle Banner," the smaller
steamer Lone Star, which had been
sent np through the lower lock in
advance in anticipation of the impos
sibility of the Young being admitted
to the locks, was attached to the
barge, the locks swung open,
the boat and barge passed through,
and then it was that a short address
was made by Postmaster M. J. Mc
Eniry, of Molinc, the band enlivened
the occasion by more patriotic music
and the excursionists tnrned their
attention to an investigation of the
contents of the freight consignments
heretofore alluded to.
These were found to be boxes of
crackers, cookies, pretzels, bottled
beer, soda water and substan
tial delicacies, of which the party
partook with relish, and as a pastime
some sport was created by tossing
crackers and cakes to the army of
boys that trudged along the bank of
the canal, and the way they scram
bled for the good things that were
thrown upon the bank was a sight
that was exhilarating.
The boat-having passed through
lucks 37 and 3ti was now approaching
Milan, where it touched shore, after
passing through the draw of the first
bridge. A royal welcome was given
the expedition by a gathering of the
people of the town on the shore, and
enthusiastic salutations were ex
changed. Speeches of welcome were
made, the boat pulling away with a
reinforcement in the way of passen
gers from the town, but it being late
now, a number from this City left the
barge and returned to the city by
The Kctnrn Trip.
In backing down, near the south
bank, a large birch tree stood in the
water several feet from shore. As
the Lone Star passed it was swept,
Irom wheel to pilot house, by a
fringe of small branches, but the 25-
foot stacks did not escape so easily
They caught the larger limbs high
up, hung a moment, then the guy
lines gave war, and down thev went
with a crash, quartering across the
hurricane deck in front of the pilot
house, and over onto the root of the
barge, giving several excursionists a
close call for their heads. The smoke
rolled up from the deck, where the
stacks had parted, and the steam, r
was indefinitely bung np for repairs
These were made in due time, but
the boat encountered other exper
ences on its return voyage, such as
being hung up . on a bar, etc., but
the merry. crowd on board, with
speech making and music, all re
turned happv and safely about 9
o'clock. The day had made its im
press on the history of the comma
uity, and the people of the cities
whose interests ar so identical, had
joined in another happy, profitable
and memorable occasion.
A Clinton Plan.
Apropos of the opening of the
canal, the Clinton Herald offers the
"It is announced that the Ilenne
pin canal is to be opened for business
Wednesday, the 17th. In order to
make it of mnch use to the popula
tien above the rapids, a branch or
feeder from the Mississippi is neces
sary. A practicable route therefor
is by way of what is called the Cat
Tail slough, opposite this city. A
feeder for the canal goes down from
Sterling, and a branch from a point
opposite canton would tap that
branch about thirty miles east. The
entire distance is a dead level, and !
branch canal could be easily con
structed at little expense compared
with the mileage expense of th main
"Such a branch would save the
dangerous passage of the rapids, a
longdistance and much time. It is
farther from here' to" the mouth of
the canal below Rock Island than to
the other end of the proposed braneh
starling irom a point opposite Clin
ton. This branch is like the base
of a triangle, the sides of which are
the main canal and the Mississippi
river, Irora Clinton to Rook island.
It is obvious that great time could
be saved by passing along .the base
of the triangle instead of traveling
the entire length of both sides, to
say nothing of the perils of the rap
"The Herald is informed that the
people in the vicinity of this possi
bie branch canal are mnch interested
and will do everything in their pow
er to asist such an enterprise. The
government engineers are now
located at Sterling during the mak
ing of the feeder from that point,
and it is therefore a very favorable
time to secure a survey. Applica
tion to the war department through
a congressman would no doubt place
these engineers at the public dis
posal for a preliminary trip over the
line, l his is a matter upon which
the people of this section, on both
sides of the river, should immediate
ly take action.'"
We keep Parks1 Cough Syrnp and
we tell everyone it is the best cough
cure we sell. Everybody likes it and
we sell it on a guarantee. Try it for
yonr cold. Sold by Hartz i UUc
THE BALL TEAM.
Manager Sage's Men to Report
TEE PERSONNEL OF TEE CLUB.
Tea Men Slgaed and Kesotiatlona Wllk
Several Others la Frarraw-A Kamber
of Exhibition Games Arranged Heetlnf
at Davenport Today to Fix the Schedule
Manager Sage expects all his play
ers to report for duty by the first of
next week, when they will begin to
get in shape for the season s contests.
which open May 10. Several exhibi
tion games have been arranged, and
Manager Sage has a number of other
communications from clubs desirous
of securing a date prior to the be
ginning of the championship scries,
so that the tri-city aggregation will
have ample opportunity to get
loosened up before getting down to
actual business. Ten players have
already been engaged by the local
management, and negotiations are
on with several other good men.
Doc" has endeavored to exercise his
best judgment in the selection of
men, and is proceeding cautiously,
and taking from the applications only
the best. The public can rest as
sured that we will have a good arti
cle of ball the coming season be
cause we are not in the Western asso
ciation does not alter the ease, as we
had good base ball before that organ-
zation ever existed, and there is no
reason why it cannot be had now.
In many cases Manager Sage has
been very fortunate in the engage
ment of players, his popularity and
reputation as an houorable manager
having been instrumental in getting
men over the heads of other mana
gers whose offers of increased sala
ries were discarded for the local
management. Those who have al
ready signed are: Ollie Pecod, of
Toledo, Ohio, first baseman; G. E.
Samuels, Rush medical college stu
dent, third baseman; Vincent
Zmunt, of the Iowa University
team, pitcher; Gilmore and Ty-
ling, pitchers, and Danny Geis-
ler, catcher and outfielder, all off
the Peoria club; Lammering, who
was signed as sbort-stop by this
season's Memphis club, but released
for Langsford, and Johnson, of Kan'
sas City, with last season's Omaha
club. With Mr. Sage, this makes 10
men. The management is dickering
with several more, and expects to
have fourteen or fifteen players here
by the hrst ol next week.
Twin-City park is all in readiness.
and the team will got down to work
as soon as possible. Exhibition
games have been arranged as follows:
At Peoria, April 25 and 26; at home
with Clinton the 28th; with Peoria,
23th and 30th; at Clinton, May 1 and
2. lbe rage hence Giants, a travel
ing colored aggregation from Adrian,
Mich., will play the local team May
9. This promises to be an interest
ing exhibition, as the Giants are con
sidered excellent ball players.
The Lrague Meeting-.
The new league is in session at the
Kimball house, Davenport, today for
the purpose of arranging the schedule
of the season and probably of chang
ing the title from Eastern Iowa to
some name more comprehensive and
appropriate in its scope.
Jimmy Connor has signed with
We havn't got a thing," said Bill
Kreig last evening, "but $3,000
planted in one of our Galesbur
We will miss Paddy Lynch, but if
the prophesy made by an old base
ballist last evening can be depended
on, he will have an opportunity to
return to bis old love ere man
The Rock Island and Moline High
. . ... ... . p
scnoois win cross willows at Twin-
city park Saturday afternoon. This
win be the hrst of a series of cham
pionship games to be played between
the iri-ciiy mgu school clubs. The
Rock Island boys have a good team,
and will work hard to capture the
Our Bill Kreig is attending the
meeting at Davenport, accompanied
by Harry DuShane, with whom he is
associated in the management of the
Galesburg team. Bill will fulfill his
contract with Galesburg, despite the
threats of Hugh Nicol, of the Rock
fords, who claims he has a cinch on
the tig first baseman. Bill is severe
in his condemnation of the Western
association for dropping Rock Island,
and it made a great mistake when it
submitted to the treacherous propo
sition of the Rockford management
t3 disfranchise an old and success
fully tried base ball town for the
representations of Hugh Xicol. Kreig
was anxious to return to Rock Island,
and this season he says there was do
doubt that we would have had our
old team intact, as all the players
wanted to come back.
One and a half teaspoonfuls
Horsford's Baking Powder
gives better results than two
full teaspoonfuls of any other.
. N1IJETEE11TH ST. ailfl SECOND AYE
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
As exhibited by us embrace the most
complete and extensive assortment of
all that is new, handsome and thorough in
Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Men's and Boys' Furnishings,
And offered to the trade with the ex
plicit and unvarying guarantee that the
qualities will always be found uniformly
satisfactory or your money will be
1804 Second Avenue.
ing, Hats, Caps, Boots,
Horse Covers, Buggy Aprons,
Gloves, Mittens, Door Mats,
Matting, Hot Water Bottles,
Bulb and Fountain Syringes,
Bed Pans, Cushions, Sheeting,
A Rulta Store
Is the place to buy
207 Brady street, Davenport.
Steam and Gas Fitters.
Hot Water Heating -Beer
119-1X1 E. 17th su
Rock Ialaad, EL
Tel. No. 13S8
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps, !
Sec. and Trtai