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THfi AKGU8, FBI DAY. JUNE 28. 18S5.
THE EMERSON C0.1
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A Sale Without a Name A' Sale
Without a Peer.
A Sale where we show the power of the Fair
Store . in exploding old theories, in not waiting
until after the Fourth of July before we sacrifice
values, but beginning an early clearance and
proving ourselves the price-makers .and price
leaders of (he world. A Sale that is perhaps a
little too previous for our own good in a profit
making way, but not a whit too soon for a
The Tri-cities' prize Grocery De
partment. Living reduced to a
lower minimum of cost than
ever before. This is where we
show the power of the Fair Store.
XXX ooda cracker?, frstb baked, p:r Mg
pound , M.As
XXX bntter erackere, fresh baked, par Sar
pound , 1kj
XXX ginger nape. frcrta baked, per f Sf
Fatcy Tanllli wafer. M g
per pound .aVtU
Bread, fresh baked, full weight, per
Rolled oata, partly cooked, 5 pounds
Rolled on(, S-poand pack&ce, per t
Pi.re maple asgar, tt
Butte milk soap. Smt
pot Cake 9W
jneen o le, " (If
pr quart - mWy
Cracked homlijr, ir
pr pound 9ms
A regular SOo Japan tea, l)ar
ptr pouna 99ws
Good joanit Htiob tea
per pouuJ skm'JXj
Elegant eruahed Jara coffje, Qn
per pound B.e"L
Cocoa ahrl., Of
per pound ; m
Choice dried graoee, T
Two poind package rr(ton's pan- mf
Cream of Maize, fkT
- pur pound.... . 9rs
Ih'.tci Lima beane. fir
Bct blnrlne, B
Phocnls ec taring ft p, f
Elett bare beet lanndr soap OSn
Flaher'e r ot beir. fis
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, i24 W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
Awarded Highest Medal and
J Low prices
aJ jiUUaua )
Allen, Mvers & Company
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
A Great Sale A Double
Value Sale in This
We place on sale Saturday a large
quantity of hosiery, summer under
wear, silk mitts, silks and other
5,000 pairs of sample hose, 2o to
7c; wholesale price was 47 jc to $12
GLOVES AND MITTS.
2,000 pairs sample silk mitts, silk
and other fabric gloves at 5c to 75c;
wholesale p. ice was 75c to $12 per
160 dozen sample summer under,
wear for ladies, gentlemen and chil
dren, 2c toll; wholesale price was
47c to f 15 per dozen.
The lot comprises mostly high
grade cotton, silk and lisle thread
goods. Every color and style on
Diploma at the World's Fair.
to close the season.
up. It will pay yon.
to close the season.
NEW SCHOOL SITE.
light Lots on the Bluff Bought
SMALL BUILDUTO TO BE PUT UP.
Probabl.ltr That Another rarcba.ee Will
be Made In tba Sjnthweet Portion of tbe
Cltj in Ik Near Futare rr School Ceee
The Amount InTalTed.
A special meeting of tbe board of
education was held last evening to
consider propositions offered f-jr
scnooi House sites in tbe bin a or
South Pardistrict. There were
present. President F. E. Kobbins
and Directors f. M. Sinnet and
Mrs. Nora C. Hamilton. It was de
cided unanimously to purchase the
tract oi eignt lots lacing on rour
teenth avenue between Thirtv-sixth
and Thirtv-seventh streets, and run.
ninjr back 200 feet, offered by E. II.
Gueer for 11,800.
The architectural firm of Drack &
Kerns was entrusted with the duty
of preparing plans for a 2-room
building to be erectea during tbe
summer months on this site. The
structure will be temporary in de
sign, and will not, it is anticipated,
exceed f 1,200 in cost. This will be
ample to accommodate a number of
children in that rapid) v settling
community who are now crowded
out of the large schools below the
bluff, and which, in fact, are a long
distance away for children o! the pri
mary grade to walk.
The Southwest Fori Ion.
The nest more of the board will
likely bo to take steps to provide a
building of similar proportions for
the overflow from Buildings 1 and 6.
There are plenty of sites convenient
ly situated for sucu purposes, and
could probably be had at a reasona
With these new buildings erected
and such repairs as arc essential to
No. 1, the school buildings and ac
commodations of Rock Island will
be equal to the best in tbe state.
As far as their future management is
concerned, whether the expense that
has been sustained cheerfully by tax
payers in the past to build up this
(standard will be considered as justi
fied by the ends attained, the future
The Auues has ever been a friend
of a progressive spirit on the board.
It has upheld the directors in every
broad-minded effort to better our
common school system. It is there
fore to be regretted all the more that
so valuable property, with questions
of finance of the gravcit nature in
volved, any particular man or any
particular sect should sect to
rule the affairs of our schools. That
is the situation at the present time
That blunders have been made in the
past few months and that the board
will have these to embarrass it, as
well as tho other important matt-rs
that will come np, none familiar
with the affairs ot the schools will
venture to denv.
BOY'S BREAK WITH A BIKE.
A Davenport Urchin Cete Hie Deaerta
From a Bock Inland Whtelmao.-
The Davenport Leader tells the
following concerning the proper
treatment of an urchin in that city a
few nights ago:
A couple of Rock Island bicyclo
riders were bowling down Secood
street at a lively gait, when a sma'l
youth stepped out from the crowd
and stuck a stick between tbe spokes
of the front wheel of one of the
bikes. The result was that tbe
rider took a header on the brick
pavement that will cause him to
think of his trip to Davenport with
anything but pleasant remembrances.
He was bruised from head to foot,
patches of skin knocked off in a
dozen places, and his clothing 1 oked
as though he bad been through a
rough and tumble fight. The only
wonder is that his neck was not
broken. The wheel also suffered
considerable damage. The small
boy who was the cause of all the
trouble melted away in tbe crowd,
which let out a howl of delight when
tbe bicyclist took his tumble. Tbe
second Kock Island man was riding
qnite a ways behind his friend and
saw the whole incident. He waited
until the injured man had mounted
his wheel and started away, and then
slowly wheeled past the spot where
the small boy had before made his
Treated Illm Right.
"As he expected, the youth darted
out ot the crowd and attempted the
trick he had played so successfully.
But this time trouble was in store
for him. Just as the youngster bent
over to shove the stick through the
front wheel of the bicycle, the rider
slipped his feet clear of the pedals
and kicked him in the face, then rid
ing swiftly away. The boy fell to
the pavement screaming with pain,
and when the crowd reached him. it
was fouqd his face was covered with
blood, and his nose almost severed
from his face."
The pleasant effect and perfect
safety with which ladies may use the
California liquid laxative. Syrup cf
Figs, under all conditions, makes it
their favorate remedy. To get tbe
true and genuine article, look for
the name of tbe California Fig Syrup
Co . printed near tbe bottom of the
Tratb Teral- Told.
FTilnv'a Srriarilla ri4enipa Iiia
blood, gives tone to the system, im
parts me auu . auu maa.es lue
weak strong. Trial size. 50c. M. F.
Bahs sen's drag store.
FOR SUNDAY VIOLATION.
S iloeukrcper JaoBMn - It Id Tried
The first of the lift of saloon
keepers whom the V. C. T. U. women
claim to have discovered in the act
ot dispensing refreshments on the
Sabbath was called before Justice
Weld this morning, with Val Jann
sen as the defendant. The trial is
being conducted in the supervisors
room, beforo the following jurors:
XV. J. Gamble, "William Don, C. A.
Johnson, George Henry, W. A. Cru
baugh and S. 15. Hendren. City At
torney Haas represents the munici
pality and William McEniry appears
for tbe defendant.
A little disagreement occurred
during the progress of the trial.
Mr. McEniry attempted to intro
duce supreme court'rulings, while
making his plea far the defense to the
jury. Mr. Haas objected, and was
sustained by the court. Mr. Mc
Eniry icsisted upon his right, and
proceeded with the reading, where
upon Justice Weld imposed a fine of
15 for contempt of court. The case
was then adjourned until 2 o'clock
this afternoon. When Justice Weld
reversed his ruling on the point
raised by Mr. McEniry which prac
tically rescinds Mr. McEniry's fine.
Police Point a.
Information has been received at
the sheriff's office that the man who
robbed Von Achs saloon at Milan
Wednesday night has been appre
hended at Coal Valley, with the
plunder in his posession.
The police received a dispatch from
the Peoria authorities asking what
disposition should be made of two
Kock Island lads. Jimmy Shannon
and ono Nelson, whose parents re
side in Cracker alley, detained there.
They had run away from Hock
Henry Harrington was deposited
in the city refrigerator paralyzed
drunk again yesterday afternoon.
Knowing from experience that fining
him was useless, as he never could
remit, Chief Etzel gave him some
advice as to the quickest way tp
make himself hard to find this morn
ing. An elderly and almost helpless
lady giving her .name as Precilla
Miller and claiming to hail from
Oregon, was taken from the Kock
Island depot by the police this after
noon. Sbe states that she was a
resident of Rock Island some forty
years ago aad is on her way to the
home of a Bailey family, relatives,
living in this county.
The illustrious Patrick Kivclan
carries a bruise above bis left eye,
which he claims was inflicted by a
rock from the hand of Martin Rci'dy
duriug the course of an argument
which they were having tho other
day. Pat swore out a warrant
against Mr. Keidy this morning for
assault and battery, aud the trial
will be held this evening.
. A hobo representing himself as
James Smith was allowed a limited
lime to shake this neck of the woods
by Chief Etzel this ' morning. For
tune smiled on him last night and
the consequence was he consumed so
much oil of disturbance that his nav
igation machinery got out of order,
and Deputy Long came to his rescue
and provided him with shelter until
he became loosened up.
A Larky Find.
Supervisor Foster Armstrong-is
strongly of the opinion that he has
discovered an artesian flow on his
farm near Preemption. Water is a
scarce article in that section of
Kock island and Mercer coun
ties, and in view of this faco Mr.
Armstrong considers himself a lucky
man. The lack of rains during the
season has dried up all springs and
a number of wells, and farmers are
considerably inconvenienced in pro
viding sufficient water to supply
their stock. While every creek was
devoid of 'even moisture, Mr. Arm
strong noticed a little pool of water
standing on a certain part of his
farm. At first he did not pay par
ticular attention to it, but the more
he thought of why it did not dry up
like other places, the more aroused
became his curiosity. He concluded
to investigate. Remiving the earth
from beneath, the water, which was
shallow, he camo to unusually hard
clay. Going a little farther he was
amazed to see a large stream of
water shoot up into the air about a
foot. The flow came straight up.
ward from the bowels of the cartli,
and an attempt to reach the bottom
of the little stream with a pole
proved fruitless. Mr. Armstrong
was in tbe city yesterday and said he
was arranging to have the well
The EJgingtoa ftorglarlee.
Further details concerning the
"Edgington Thesday night burglaries
disclose the fact that the village was
iuvaded by safe-blowers, who got
away with a considerable amount of
money and other valuables. The
door of the safe in A. Rush's store
was shattered and the contents, con.
sibling of about $150 secured. The
report i that at Postmaster Stod
dard's (25 in mocey was appropriated.
The men suspected, according to a
postal card sent out, were seen aboct
Edgington during tbe day. and were
dressed in dark clothes with slouch
hats and were of medium height.
They are accused of getting at tbe
two places a cheap purse, nickle
trimmcd.and $175 in money, all told.
Ponnj Miieo aad Foend FeoUale
Are they who have not Foley's Colic
and Diarrhoea Core as a safeguard in
tbe family. M. F. Bahnsen's drug
Toe Abqcs, 10c a week.
Kookok'a Postmaster 11 ae aa Idea on Ira.
proremeat ra the Swvteei.
Postmaster D. J. Ayers, of Keo
kuk, well known in Rock Island, is
attracting the attention of the postal
authorities by a new arrangement
which is the outcropping of his am
bition to introduce an innovation in
the service. Hero is what the Gate
City says about him:
Hon. D. J. Ayrcs, Keokuk's post
master, chaperoned a Gate' City man
through the office yesterday. Since
his coming into office, the depart
ment has placed the office under a
more rigid civil service rule than
formerly, and has encouraged the
application of tho strictest and most
economical business principles in
ine management ot ine oilice. - l ost,
master Ayres has had a special op
portunity to evidence his eminent
business ideas and has made a num
ber of changes in the office arrange
ment and in the duties ot the em
ployes. It is needless to refer to the
changes of arrangement in the office
for the public is already familiar
with those. While the carriers are
required to do no other duties, the
clerks must be competent to inter,
change work and help ono another.
which they are frequently called on
to do, thus increasing their general
A Lon c Pelt Want.
"Every postmaster has straggled
with the" problem of preventing con
fusion and mistakes in the general
delivery. Letters will get in the
wrong pigoon-hole in the . case and
annoying mistakes will occur. This
is particularly true in the hurry of
auswering many requests, when bun
dles of letters are taken hurriedly
from a pigeon-hole, glanced over and
then replaced. Often in the hurry
letters get in the wrong place, to re
main there, often days, before the
error Is discovered. This is true of
other postoffices not ot the Keokuk
oiiice. Postmaster Ayrcs invented a
scheme, almost ridiculous in its sim
plicity, but which makes it quite
impossible for a clerk to place a bun
dle of letters in the wrong pigeon
hole. This is his 6cheme: In each
hole there is a 'dommj' letter an
envelope containing a blank piece of
paper. This remafns there whether
there are other letters or not. When
Mr. Jones asks for his letter, those
in the J box, including the dummy,
are taken ont. When the clerk comes
to replace them, he glances over the
case and sees bnt one hole in which
there is not a letter, dummy or oth
erwise. That is the J hole and he
need not look for the letter J in re
placing the bundle, because all he
has to do i.i to placo the bundle in the
only vacant hole. Postoflice inspec
tors have written Mr. Ayrcs remark
able letters of praise for his simp'e
scheme and declare that it should be
adopted by the department. In
fact, they put it in operation in
every large office they visit in 'their
Want ilrary l)ma(i,
Papers in two damage suits, in
volving large sums of money, were
filed in the district court at Daven
port yesterday afternoon. The
plaintiff in each is Mrs. Margaret J
Davenport. In one case, as mother
and only surviving relative of Ebene
zcr Davenport, who was killed in tbe
elevator shaft of the KIug-Hasler
Dry Goods store a little over a year
ago, she asks judgment against tbe
dry goods company for $2,000. The
second suit she brings as adminis
tratis ot the estate of the said Eben
ezer Davenport, claiming $10,000 on
account of his death. It will bo re
membered that Ebenezer met an ac
cidental death while on top of the
elevator car oiling some of the ran
A lialeand ltapr Old Ago
May be insured to ladies by using
Zoa-Phorajit the critical period of
caange oi me.
fiU oftwUhttareh and alou trtne.
I ne line collar starts the morn; '
i Full oft at noontime it it m
Ml wilted, wrinkled andortorn.
That's what you must expect of I
sucn a couar ; it's tbe linen of it.
The stand-up collars won't stand
np, and the turn-down collars will
wilt down. Theeasv. cheap, and
pleasant way ont of this is to wear I
" celluloid " Collars and
Cuffs. These goods are made
by covering linen collars or cuffs
on both sides with "Celluloid,"
thus making them strone and I
I durable, and waterproof, not aflTec-
I tea ty neat or moisture. Xncre
are no other waterproof goods
made this way, consequently none I
that can wear so well. When soiled I
simply wipe them off with a wet I
cloth. Kvcry piece of the genuine j
is suunpcu tine uus :
Insist wpoti goods so marked
n ycu expect lull satisfaction, ana
if vour dealer docs not keep them,
send direct to uscnclosinj; amount
and we wiU mail sample. State
size, and whether a stand-up or
turned -down collar is wanted.
Collar s-c each. Cnfia 50c pair.
The CELLULOID COMPANY
427-29 Broadway, NewYoefc.
To tbe Front
A Sale that Emphatically Proves the Wonder
ful Lead of the New Store in Low Prices and
Now for Boys' Clothing!
14 to 19, Strong no shoddy 12-90
iirey union 3.50
Grey all wool . 5.03
Fancy homespun 5.75
. Fancy Cheviot 0.50
Blue worsted 7.50
Black cheviot 7.75
Blue clay 9.00
Finer suits up to 1 115.00
DUTCH BLUE WAISTS
1804 Second Avenue.
THE PLACE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures; Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, HO: SS21 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vine street. SOCK ISLAHD.
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters,
Hons HMtlaf and Sanitary FlsaMag. Bassmsat Book Island Vat Bank
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work
ST. and SECOND AVE
House, Rock Island.
4 to 12 Strong everyday $1.00
Faucy blue check . 1.25
4 to 14 Fancy brown check 1.38
4 to 12 Cirey mix 1.60
4 to 14 Brown striped 1.75
" Fancy mixed 2.00
" Urey check 2.60
5 to 12 Combination 3.50
C to 13 Fancy Scotch suits 4.75
Fancy cassimere 4.75
Finer suits up to 6.00
One Price. L