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THE AKGIJS, SATURDAY. APKIIr 20. 1895.
THE EllEBSOa CO.
No Resting on Laurels in This
On the contrary the phenomenil success of the pat
only urges us to still greater efforts in the future,
and while the business 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 nigh. R ad
the various offers carefully you will then realize
whit the oft-abused word "bargain" was realiy in
tended to mean. For the balance of the week:
Something Important in the
Dress Goods Dep't.
If there is a woman in reach
of us wanting bargains in Dress
Goods now is her time.
Numerous patterns, lengths of
7 to 10 yards, sold at 15c, 21c,
42c and 50c. At just half price.
83-inch strictly wool, heavy
serges, sold all season at 42c,
colors black and navy, just the
thing for skirts, only for this
48-inch serges, C9c quality,
black, navy, myrtle and golden
Also a promiscuous lot com
prising novelties, plaids, stripes
and plains, sold from 50 to 98c,
all go at 35c.
The best lining cambrics dur
ing the sale, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday 3Jc.
All remnants will be i 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, 124K W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
Allen, Mvers& Company
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
ARE EXCLUSIVE AGKNTS FOR
Highest Medal and Diploma awarded the Shirk Refrigerators at the
on the following six points of excellence:
1. Circa stta 1 System, Trip.
. Inrolattua. - Km la Claaalac
Call and see them. The prices are way down, and they are Gcarav
Our line of Gaa and Gasoline Stoves it unexcelled. Mast be seen to
Van IIou ten's cocoa, 1 pound
Wijbur's breakfast cocoa, 1
pouD-1 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 hollowe.ejdates 4c a pound.
Good prunes 5c a pound.
Rolled oats 2c a pound.
Santa Claus soap 3jc a bar.
Elegant laundry soap 9c a bar.
Pearline 3jc a package.
Lar?e 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. J 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 SOc a pound.
Pure Maple sugar 9c a pound.
Choice ground coffee only 15c
a pound, 7 pounds $1.
Fairbank's Gold Dust only 15c
Parity of r od Cbamhar,
OUR JUST CAUSE.
The Removal of the Woodmen
Offices to This City.
WILL OF THE ORDER THWARTED.
A Marline at Taraar Ban
la Walek the
Chin ta Faraaa
A Slta Already Sararad mad Otaar Ar
The approaching convention of the
Modern Woodmen head officers at
Martixon, Wis., when the headquar
ters may be removed, has set
onr citizens to agitating the mat
ter of Rock Island's rights in the
premises, and making arrangements
to go before tne executive body and
make mi honorable effort to secure
the headquarters, which rightly be
long to this city, and would undoubt
edly hare been'here now had not the
injunction restraining the prosecu
tion of the action of the Omaha con
vention, which decided upon removal
to Rock Island, interfered. The
head camp will hold a convention at
Madison, Wis., June 4, and it is au
established fact that the headquar
ters at present located 'at Fulton,
will be moved to a location affording
better railway and hotel accommo
dations, more pleasant surroundings
and such other conveniences as Ful
ton is at fault to furnish. Rock Isl
and has every facility possessed by
metropolitan centers, in the way of
railway service and hotel and resi
dence accommodations; her sur
roundings are modern and beautiful,
and in addition to this, be it said to
the credit of Walter Johnson, an op
tion has been obtained for 49 feet
front of the Kinyon property on Six
teenth street south of the govern
ment building and north of the Kin
yon residence, at the low price of
$100 per front foot, which will be
presented by the delegates to the
Madison convention as a suitable site
for the head offices.
Meanwhile the No. S school has
been secured as temporary quarters.
and which with the addition of tem
porary vaults will answer the pur
The facts of how Rock Island was
deprived of the headquarters, first by
an injunction restraining the re
moval, and second, by the peculiar
conflict in the Illinois legislative
acts, whose purpose was to legalize
what was done at Omaha, are well
known. ' '
LAST EVEMNO'S MEETING.
Rock Island Coana ta Seeare the Baad
OtO cm Dlaeaseed.
The public meeting called by the
Woodmen camps at Turner hall
last evening to disenss the pre
liminaries, was well attended, Wil
liam Jackson acting as chairman and
Walter Johnson secretary. Mr
Jackson stated the importance of
definite action in tne matter, as the
time ef the convention was drawing
near scarcely seven weeks remain
ing in which to make preparations
necessary before considering the re
moval question. Mr. Jackson said
further that the head offices belonged
to Rock Island by the vote of the
Omaha convention, and it was for
the purpose of proclaiming this right
and endeavoring to get its reamrma
tion, instead of letting it go by de
fault, that steps should be taken by
the Rock Island people. Circulars
should be forwarded to all delega
tions, setting forth the legality of
Rock Island's claim, and illustrating
the advantages afforded by this city,
both commercially and 'otherwise.
Mayor-elect B. F. Knox. Aid. W. C.
Maucker, E. B. McKown and others
offered suggestions touching upon
the question of how to start in the
matter. Some favored a large pub
lic demonstration that the community
might be first awakened to the im
portance of the move, while others
favored attending to the details by
committees, afterwards submitting
to a public meeting.
KapraaaataUve Payaa'a Adviea.
Hon. William Payne attended the
meeting, and had a few good pointers
to offer, as he had given the question
a considerable amount of attention
of late. He said that in Springfield
he was informed that Peoria would
go to the Madison convention with
an influential delegation backed by a
bona fide guarantee in the hope of
securing the headquarters, and there
fore it was necessary for Rock Island
to go well prepared. The report had
been circulated, he said, that Rock
Island was exercising an indifferent
spirit in the matter. Any suspicion
of such an existence should be buried
by Rock Island showing she is just
as anxious as she was two.years ago
Mr. Payne spoke at some length on
the injunction outrage, and the subse
quent legislative acts framed for the
purpose of interfering with the re
moval. He urged that the city show
its sincerity in the matter by filing
an answer to the overruled demurrer
in the Fulton injunction. An answer
wonld join an issue with the facts
and thereby prevent its perpetuity
through default. This would con
tinue the litigation until after the
Madison convention, whose action
would be final, an opinion having
been given by the attorney general
to this effect.
Ta Fiauaiid EaneetlT.
While it is evident that Rock Isl
and is the more preferable of the
cities which are endeavoring to se
cure the head offices, oar citizens
should not be swayed from the path
of energy and zeal by the false idea
that Rock Island has anv advantages
over its competitors. Every effort
mast be put forth to have the head
office! brought to Rock Island, and if
onr citizens should be called upon
which undoubtedly they will be to
subscribe toward the payment of a
site, in the event of Rock Island's
good fortune, a sense of public spirit
and pride should prompt a generous
' The literature committee, of which
Mayor B. F. Knox ia chairman, will
meet Tuesday afternoon to prepare
pamphlet illustrative of the city's ad
vantages to be mailed to delegates to
the 'Madison convention. Another
meeting to complete further prelim
inaries will be held in the near
TRILBY'S" FIRST TRIP.
The Trala Barvlea laei
Tomorrow the newly devised im
provement in passenger service will
be formally inaugurated on the R. I.
dc P. The new train, which has been
named -Trilby," will make her Ini
tial trip Monday morning. The per
manency qf this innovation of course
depends wholly on patronage, which
the management has every reason to
feel confident will be sufficient, and
increase as the improved service be
comes better known to the traveling
H. J. Home will be "Trilby's"
chaperon, or in other words, con
ductor, while Stephen Murphy, one
of the road's most trusted and de
serving attaches, has been promoted
F. W. Young, dispatcher for the
Q. at Beardstown, arrived in the city
this morning to spend Sunday with
relatives, his wife "being here on , a
Traveling passenger agents who
had business in the city this week
were: M. S. Giles, of the Lake
Shore; H. B. Jagoe, of the West
Shore, and J. Holderman, of the
W. F. Fee. the gentleman who
keeps Rock Island trainmen posted
as to their departing time, has moved
from 2624 Fourth avenue to Colum
bia park on Fortieth street between
Sixth and Seventh avenues. ,
A new engine, one of the largest in
this section and constructed in ac
cordance with modern provisions for
speed and wear, was turned out of
the R. I. & P. shops at Peoria today.
This makes the company's number of
engines 22. The new iron steed will
be used in the freight service.
To catch the New York steamer
sailing from Liverpool on Saturdays
the London & Northwestern now
runs a fast train, leaving London late
in the afternoon for Holyhead, Dub
lin and Quecnstown, reaching the
latter port early Sunday morning in
time to connect with the Cunard
The Peoria railway will run a spe
otal train of three ' oobches and "two
baggage cars from St. Louis Sunday
morning, to convey the Liliputian
Humpty Dumpty company to Daven
port. The train will leave St. Louis
at 1 o'clock and reach here at noon
Steve Murphy was in the city from
Peoria yesterday, and his smiles be
spoke double happiness hrst, be
cause of a bouncing 12-pound boy.
which arrived at his home the other
ay, and secondly, because of his
promotion. If there are any two
things that Steve thinks most of
they are home and bis job.
The Chicago Tribune says that, as
was generally expected, the annual
report of the Chicago, Burlington &
vluiucy railroad Uompanv makes an
unsatisfactory showing. Gross earn
ings for the year ending Dec. SI,
1394. decreased $6,375,837. and net
earnings $1,351,924. The actual
length of road in operation Dec. 31,
1894. was 5.730 miles, against 5.596
miles at the end of the previous
year an increase of 134 miles.
Gross earnings per mile of road
operated were $4,384, against $5,682
in 1893; operating expenses, includ
ing taxes, per mile, in 1894, were
$2,894. against $3,816 in 1893. The
percentage of operating expenses, in
cluding taxes, to gross earnings in
1894 was 66.2, against 68.57 in 1893.
Tons moved one mile decreased 18.65
per cent. Freight earnings decreased
18.65 per cent. Passengers carried
one mile decreased 37.60 per cent,
and passenger earnings decreased
33.54 per eea. The percentage of
operating expenses to gross earnings
decreased 2.35 per cent.
. M. c. A. Notca.
Companies A and B, engaged in
the membership contest, will each
meet this evening for a council of
Williaftn Jackson will speak at the
Association Tuesday evening on
"Legal Points For Young Men."
Something attractive and practical is
promised, and all young men will be
Considerable interest is being
taken in the election of officers which
occurs Monday evening. Arrange
ments for the Eleventh Anniversary
Sunday, May 5, will also be consid
ered at this time.
- Rev. W, H. Stickle will preach at
the men's meeting tomorrow at 3:30.'
A. E. Ehmer will have charge of the
singing, and all men ara invited.
Oat Sty Mac.
A good many tired men and women
could get rid of that pain in their
back if they won'd try Parks' Sure
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys.
ine trouble is usually there, and
Parks' Sure Cure reaches and cures it.
Sold by Harts Cllemeyer. -
" r ytnu! FaiMi! Pairata!
King Mexican parrots, with double
yellow heads, the best talkers in the-
worid. far sale cheap at the Bijou ci
gar stere, 1619 Second avenue, for
few days only Call and see them, :
DIED AT HIS POST.
Pilot Andrew Coleman. Falls
Dead While at the Wheel.
OVERTAKE! WHILE 01 BUTT.
gaddaa aad Sad Eadlac af the Lite af Oae
' af tka Vateraaa af Ci
StwabnUag - Tha Pllat Berne at the
Arteaaaa Lama His Death Cnaaibar.
- Andrew Coleman, affectionately
and popularly known as "Andy" to
all familiar with steamboat affairs.
died suddenly while piloting the As
temus Lamb over the rapids at 10:30
this morning, ine boat up bound
had just entered Moline chain. Pilot
Coleman being at the wheel, when
Capt. Charles P. Skemp, the boat's
master, and Pilot Stephen I. Do 1 son.
who were in the pilot house, ob
served Coleman suddenly sink to the
floor. Ibev hastened to bis side.
thinking he had fainted, but the vet
eran pilot gasped twice and was no
more, ine dead man was placed on
a bench. Pilot Sherman Brown was
summoned from below, and the boat
put in for the shore.. made fast her tow
of four barges, and turned about and
returned to this city. On arrival the
remains were taken tenderly to the
pilot quarters, the neat cabin occu
pied by Pilots Coleman, Washington
High t and Fuller Smith, and the cor
oner was notified.
Tha Laat Vajaga.
The Artemus Lamb, which is the
propertv of Joy Bros., of St. Louis,
had been at LeClaire all night, go
ing out last night with Coleman at
the wheel with four barges for Le-
(Jlaire, and bad returned this morn
ing early for four more. She put
out on tier secona trip at 9:40.
These were the facts elicited by
the inquest before the jury, com.
nosed of O. E. Cramer, foreman.
Frank Moore, W. L. Sweeney. George
Lamont, William Bentley and Charles
Johnson, and under the direction of
Deputy Coroner Eckhart, the verdict
being that death was due to heart
disease. No one of Coleman's asso
ciates ever heard him complain, or
knew that be was at all indisposed,
but his wife stated that he had euf.
fered for two years with heart trouble.
Hkateh. of His Ufa.
.Mr. Coleman was born in Ohio,
August 11, 1828, being a son of John
Colemaa, one of the pioneer steam-
boatmen of this vicinity, who died in
1863. The family came west in
1837,aodever since that date the de
ceased has been identified with in
land navigation, first on Rock river.
but more largely on the upper Mis
sissippi. For years he was a packet
pilot between St. Louis and St. Paul
on the old Northern Line and St.
Louis & St. Paul Packet: company's
boats. He had been interested in
various steamboat enterprises in his
time, tor 10 veara he had been the
upper rapids pilot of the Saints and
Diamond Jo lines, and a few years
ago he and Wash Hight and Fuller
Smith -formed a Pilots' association
and practically controlled the rapids
business, over wnicn only tne most
expert and experienced pilots are
capable of safely conducting boats.
They had a neat little cabin near the
foot of Eighteenth street, and there
some of them were on duty day and
night, tie had resided between Dav
en port and Rockingham for years,
but two years ago he purchased a
pretty little home at the corner of
seventeenth street and Seventh ave
nue and removed to this city. He
was one of the best known steam
boatmen on the upper Mississippi,
familiar with every turn of the
river from St. Louis north, and was
respected and loved on every craft
and in every port. Happy and light
hearted he ever had a cheering and
kind word for all whom he met.
He leaves with his wife eight chil
dren: John at Sanborn, Iowa.-Samuel
at Gilberttewn. George and William
in Davenport, James and Vandel in
Rock Island, Mrs. Ida Blackman in
Davenport, and Miss Ella Coleman at
home; also bis brothers James and J.
II. S. Coleman, like the deceased.
prominent river men, and E. B. Cole
man who is in .Nebraska.
The remains were taken in charge
oy Manager Ed. Swann of Knox's
undertaking rooms, and will be pre
pared for burial, after which they
will be taken to tho home of the de
ceased. . The funeral arrangements
are not yet known.
A Haaioraaa Fact
About Hood's Sarsaparilla it expels
bad numor and creates good humor.
A battle for blood is what Hood's
Sarsaparilla vigorously fights, and it
is always victorious in expelling foul
taints and giving the vital fluid the
quality and quantity of perfect
health. It cures scrofula, salt
rheum, boils and other blood dis
Hood's pills act easily, yet prompt
ly ana emcientiy on the bowels and
liver 25 cents.
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Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
OUR NEW STYLES
As exhibited by us embrace the most
complete and extensive assortment of
all that is new, handsome and thorough in
Men's and Boys' Uothing,
Men's and Boys' Furnishings.
Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps,
And offered to the trade with the ex
plicit and unvarying guarantee that the
q alities will always be found uniformly
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1804 Second Avenue.
Mackintoshes, Rubber Cloth
ing, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes,
. Horse Covers, Buggy Aprons,
Gloves, Mittens, Door Mats,
Matting, Hot Water Bottles,
Bulb and Fountain Syringes,
Bed Pans, Cushions, Sheeting,
A Rubber Store i the Pice t0 buy
,pE.ne RaDt)er Goods.
WILSOH HAJGHT.& CO.
207 Brady street, Davenport.
T F. BURKE,
Steam and Gas Fitters.
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