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THE A KG US, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. 1895.
THE EMERSON GO.
Never dull! Always in the lead! Special
efforts in all departments to merit a crowd
ed house. No drop in quality, but a persis
tent price-dropping that borders on the
Choice Mocha and Java coffee
29c per pound.
Our special 1-pound package cof
Choice crushed Mocha and Java
coffee 17c per pound.
Choice new crop uncolored Japan
tea 19-, 25c and 39c per pound.
Larpe ripe watermelons only 15c,
2-pound can choice new packed
marrowfat peas 7c.
2- pound can Loggie brand blue
berries, solid pack, 9c.
10-cent package Rising Sun Stove
polish for 5c.
Choice table mustard, per bottle
10 bars Phu-nix Scouring Soap
Good shoe polish, 3c a box.
Large bottle Spanish queen
1-pound package choice bird
Hard wood tooth picks, 3c.
3- pound can choice grated pine
1-pound plug Battle Ax tobac
Merry War High Test lye, 8c.
Choice Messina lemons, per
Hest table syrup, worth 60a a
gallon, our price 40c a gallon.
50c bottle Thompson's wild
cherry phosphate. 25c.
25c bottle Thompson's wild
cherry phosphate, 15c.
Wild cherry phosphate served
1- pound can Banner brand Cey
lon tea. 12Jc.
-pound can Banner brand Cey
lon tea, 24c.
2- pound can pure baking pow
der, warranted as good as any
made, or money refunded, only 25c.
2-pound pack a go Preston's pan
cake Hour, 5c.
No ' mistake to buy early. All
merchandise on the rise. Late orders
will be at advanced prices. Our
present prices cannot long be entertained.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. n8, 120, 122, 124, "4tf W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
TO CLOSE THE SEASON.
We don't intend to carry one over for next sea
son. We sell only the Jewel Gasoline Stove and the
"Shirk" Refrigerator. Everyone guaranteed perfect.
Call at once, and take advantage of these prices.
They won't last long at the figures they are marked.
Allen, Mvers & Company
1 82 1 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
1 DAVENPORT, I
10-4 cotton blankets 38 cents.
10-4 " 45'
10- 4 69
11- 4 " . 75
All wool 10-4 blankets 2.25,
$2.70, $3.25 and up.
We Fell the best makes of all
colors of knitting yarn, 4 ounce
skein, 15 cents.
Elegant quality full weight sax
ony, all colors, 5 cents.
Extra quality 3-ply factory, all
colors, 5 cents.
We make a specialty of yarns
and cannot be undersold.
Four-ounce all wool shirtings and
shirting flannels, 19 cents.
Full width shaker flannels, 3
rail width shaker flannels, bet
ter goods, 4 cents and 7 cents.
Fair quality unbleached Canton
flannel 3 cents.
Our nameless Leader unbleached
Canton flannel, worth 8 cents, 6
No equal for our grades at 7
and 8J cents.
We sell the 10 cent quality of
Tennis flannels at 7 cents.
Full width Tennis, good quality,
at 4 cents.
Thirty-six-inch all wool Imported
Henrietta, superb dying, new
goods, 25 cents.
Double fold one half wool Hen
riettas 10 cents.
Some of the imported novelties
are in and on inspection.
THERE IS THE EVIL.
The One Which Needs the
YOUNGl QIELS GOIHG TO EUIN.
The Moral t'ranade Which Beaches at
ParpoM llaeh More Deaerrin- ef Attea
tloo Than Anything- Elae If It Shoald
Beach the Street Walking Habit.
When you talk about reforma
tion," said a gentleman who not only
observes what is going on, but who
is a believer in the enforcement of
all law, to an A Rous representative
last evening;, "when vou talk about
the moral crusades engineered as
they are here by well-meaning wo
men. Til tell you there is a some
thing that the prime movers in all
these undertakings overlook in a sur
prising degree in their zeal to ac
complish other things tne salvation
of their own sex. Mind vou, I am
not decrving the efforts of these wo
men in their warfare upon any form
of social evil, or statutary violation as
they find it to exist, but it is sur
prising to me the way our young
irirls are permitted to walk the
streets. Why, sir, I have noticed
girls from the first time thev came
out in the evening, not vet out of
short dresses, and sweet-faced and
modest until they became brazen
and so loud in their attire that one
might readily discern the lives they
are leading. Rock Island may be no
worse than any other city, but J
have seen with my own eyes here.
and know what I am talking about.
and I sav for the benefit of these re
furmatory crusades, if they would do
that which is most of all needed for
the preservation of society and the
home, take hold of the street-walk
Knticed Into Hell.
"My observation has taught me
that while the evil begins with walk
ing the streets at night, when these
young creatures should lie at home,
their downward course commences
when they are led and enticed into
the hells of vice, the saloon stalls.
There is the greatest curse that this
citv has to contend with. It is not
the orderlv saloon keeper, nor is
it the saloon keeper always who
has been arrested repeatedly for keep
ing his place open on Sunday who com
mits the greatest crime against good
order. It is the saloon man who runs
stalls wine rooms as you call them
in the back of his place of bust
ness, who permits not only women
indiscriminate! v to enter them, but
little girls. It is these places of de
baucherv that should receive atten
tion, and these saloons should be
wiped out of existence. I can point
you to nearly every one of them in
town and I am sad to say, I can
point out to yon right here on
the streets the victims ol their ne.
SEVERAL MEETINGS HELD
The Wood men Preparation, Ijtltor Day,
DragchrtB and Ooctora.
The general committee in charge of
the Woodmen celebration at Brooks'
grove Aug. 8, met last evening and
chose officers and reception commit
tee as follows:
Officer of the Day J. 11. Kerr.
Marshal P. J. Carey.
Reception Committee J. E. Lar
kin, C. F. Lynde and H. C. Cleave
land, of Camp 29; W. C. Maucker, G.
II. McKown and K. F. Helpenstell, of
809; T. J. Med ill. Jr.. C. F. Gaetjer,
and I. II. 1 homas, ol 1550.
The privilege of conducting a res
taurant and ice cream stand was
awarded to Godfrey & Wright.
The tri-city Labor day committee
met last evening to further arrange
ments for the celebration, but noth
ing was done of great importance
other than the engaging of Otto's
band for the day, and adjournment
was taken until next Monday even
The regular monthly meeting of
the medical and surgical staff of fet
Anthony's hospital was held last
evening at the Harper house, the date
of the monthly meating having been
changed Ironi the lirst Monday to
the tirst Friday evening. The fact
that the hospital will open early in
September lead to a discussion of the
f200 donation by St. Luke s guild
for surgical insruments. and the
committee was instructed to pur
chase the same.
The quarterly meeting of the Tri-
City Druggists1 association was held
at the rooms of the Mounc Art asso
ciation last evening, routine business
being disposed of.
The Hospital Coainilaiilonem.
Hon. II. V. Fisher stopped off in
the city last evening on his return
borne to Oeneseo from springneld
The senator in speaking of the
northwestern insane hospital stated
that during a conversation with the
governor just before his departure,
the executive strongly intimated the
appointment of fex-bhenff T. S. oil
vis as one of the commissioners to lo
cate the proposed asylum, which
practically confirms the impression
prevailing here for some time. The
other two, Mr. Fisher believed, would
be W. S. Gale of Galesbnrg and
Judge John R. Eden of Moultrie.
To Cleaase the Bjsteea
Effectually, yet gently, when costive
or bilious or when the blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently
cure habitual constipation, to awaken
the kidney and liver to a healthier
activity. Without irritating or weak
ening 'them, to dispel headaches,
colds or fevers use Syrup of Figs.
The Abocs, only 10c a week.
TALK OF THE TRACK.
L. T. CaaBsld's Proaaotloa oa the Bock
Island Jlotee .
Snpt. L. T. Can field, of the C. R. I.
P. shops in Davenport, has been
promoted to the position of head of
the car building department of the
entire Rock Island system. Mr.
Can field had the reputation of being
an unnsuaJiv efficient and useful
man in his department, and the com
pany has shown its appreciation of it
oy rapiuiy advancing him. tie has
been a student as well as a workman.
and has made his increased knowl
edge count for his employers. He ia
to be congratulated on his promo
tion.' His successor will be C. L.
Burdy of Trenton, Mo.
Crops Along the '-y-.
Assistant General Manager Wyllie
of the Chicago, Burlington & (Jnincy
railroad, said the other day: "We
make a report to our Boston people
every week on the condition of the
crops along our lines. There never
has been, in my opinion, fairer pros
pects of a phenomenal corn crop
than at the present time. Aloug our
lines in Iowa and Illinois reports
from every division show that the
crop, both in quantity and quality,
should surpass anything of previous
years. In Iowa the acreage runs
from 105 to 125 per cent of an aver
age crop, while the conditions are re
ported as from 100 to 110 per cent of
Canght Among the Cars.
George Scott's engine, the 570,
is visiting at the Davenport repair
All the roads evidence a business
stir, and officials are carrying smiles
Conductor Yetter is absent from
his post on the Q" on account of
his wife's illness.
The Rock Island will run a special
low rate excursion to Chicago one
week from tomorrow.
Baggageman C. L. Pollard and
Engineer Zimmerman, of the C. B. &
Q., are tinder the weather.
Engineer "Buck" Pearson is ab
sent from, duty on the Rock Island,
owing to a slight indisposition.
The 519 and 5C1. Engineers Wilcox
and Edmunds1 silent partners, are
out of the C, E. I. & P. repair shops
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men of Trenton and intermediate
points will have an excursion to
Davenport Saturday. Aug. 17.
In the test between the Richmond
compound and the Rock Island Mo
gul 808, the former, although much
larger, proved its capability of con
suming 33 per cent less fuel.
The two switch engines discontin
ued by the Rock Island road on ac
count of the business lull have been
replaced, and an additional one is
considered almost a necessity.
The Rock Island iff also selling
computation tickets to the new man
ufacturing town of East Moline,
which can be reached before 7 o'clock
in the morning by taking No. 20,
the fast train leaving here at C:40.
and which the company has arranged
to stop there.
"Talk about business," said Yard
master McKee, of the Rock Island,
this morning, "why, I believe the
railroads never had a more encour
a.3Dg prospect for increased busi
ness than at the present time. It's
going to be something great this
fall. We have begun to feel it
already. This morning we sent out
three 99's to the northwest some
thing that never occurred before
during my time in- Rock Island."
Wheeling to Milwaukee.
From Rock fsland to Milwaukee
via Chicago is a trip William Ludolph
and Emil Brookman have undertaken
to make on their wheels. The boys are
not particular considering time, and
will jog along leisurely and enjoy
the sights. Starting Thursday,
Princeton was reached yesterday.
They will tarry awhile at Chicago
before proceeding on to their des
tination. Whether they will return
on their wheels is a question which
depends altogether on how the on
ward journey taxes them physi
cally. The Street Car Stockholders.
At the meeting of the directors of
the Davenport & Rock Island Rail
way company in Chicago yesterday,
notice was issued for a meeting of
the stockholders of the company at
the office of the company at Daven
port at 10 a. m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
and Secretary Lardner is getting out
the notices to that effect today. The
object is to consider an entire reor
ganization of the company for which
the prospect seems good.
Corner store in Industrial Home
building, 271x99 feet and cellar
under same; three 3-room Hals with
water, gas, electric lights, bath room
and sewer connections. Also the
large hall on third floor, 58x85 feet,
with three reception rooms in the
rear, which will be rented for private
and publicentertainments or dancing
parties. Building heated through
out by steam. For further informa
tion apply to T. H. Thomas.
Corner Second avenue and beven
Hard Coal Market.
Hard coal is cheaper now than it
has been for many years, and this is
the best time to lay in yonr winter's
supply. Call on E. G. Frazer for
rock bottom cash prices. Telephone
l"p the Heaaepla.
Sunday. Aug 4. 10 a. m. the
steamer George M. Waters goes up
the canal to Moline bridge. Better
go. Tickets 50 cents at Diamond Jo
HER AIM WAS TRUE.
Miss Bessie Flagler Pops a Ne
- gro Boy on a Fence.
SHOOTS HIM DEAD FROM A WHJD0W.
Had Been la the Habit of Stealing Frail
and the Daughter of the Former Com
mandant at Bock Island Arsenal Pat a
Ballet la Htm Esoaerstloa.
Miss Elizabeth Flagler, daughter
of Gen. Flagler, chief of ordnance of
the army, and well known in army
and social circles at the capital, shot
and killed a 14-year-old negro boy
named Ernest Green yesterday at
her home ia the suburbs of Washing
ton. The Flaglers and other families in
the vicinity have been annoyed
greatly of late by boys stealing their
fruit and damaging the trees of their
gardens. Yesterday Miss Flagler
discovered young Green on the fence
stealing fruit and fired at him from
the second-9tory window. The bul
let entered his right breast, and
passing through his body, intlcted a
wound that caused death in a short
time. Miss Flagler went tj police
headquarters and gave herself into
custody. She is 2S years old, attrac
tive and accomplished. Ernest
Green is a son of "Dick" Green, one
of Secretary Carlisle's messengers.
The coroner's jury exonorated Miss
Flagler, and she was released.
Miss Flagler, or Bessie, as she was
always known here during the time
her father was colonel of ordnance
in command of Rock Island arsenal,
was well known in the three cities,
being the commandant's only daugh
ter. She was peculiar in her ways,
and was apt to cause her parents
some care by her girlish freaks,
but it was not believed she was im
petuous to an extent that she would
commit such a sensational act as she
did at Washington.'
BIG BICYCLIST BLISS.
The Haman Monster Visits Bock Island
Kn route to Chicago.
The monstrous piece of humanity,
L. H. Bliss, whose immense propor
tions are amazing the natives of
every city which he invades, passed
through Rock Island yesterday' after
noon, parading about the thorough
fares on a bicycle. Bliss tips the
scales at 502 pounds, and is con
sidered the heaviest man in the
country. Ho is a traveling adver
tisement for the American bicycle
manufactory, and rides one of iu
No. 2 24-pound wheels. His enor
mity attracts much attention, and
therefore he is a valuable personage
in any business particularly as an
advertisement, lie wears knicker
bockers, and don't seem to have
much difficulty in getting around, as
one would suppose in sizing him np.
On the contrary, he is a happy,
good-natured fellow, and seems to
enjoy his vocation immensely.
Ho Is Illinois Stork.
"If you consider it a testimonial to
the growing qualities of the prairie
slate," said his corpulency to an An
gcs reprcsentttive, "I am from Illi
nois stock. Yes, sir, I was born and
raised in Bloomington, where my
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bliss,
still reside, 22 years ago. 1 cannot
account for my enormous weight
502 pounds unless it came from
high living and plenty of fre'shair on
the farm, where I spent the majority
of my days. But I'm good and
healthy, young and you might in
form the dear girls unmarried.
"Yes, indeed, a tailor has consid
erable ground to go over when tak
ing my measure. Chest, M inches;
hip, 72; thigh, 42; waist. G5; calf, 28.
Mv shoes are 11, collars 20 and
"Of course I'm a pretty large boy,
but I'll tell you there's a fellow in
Davenport that comes pretty close to
my territory both in weight and
size. I believe his name is Raible, a
cigar manufacturer. When I met
him today I felt rather small. But
it seems he is not built in propor
tion. More front than anything else.
But he is a monster, and I under
stand chases the scales np to about
AT THE WATCH TOWER.
Week Commencing Aag. 4.
Mille Carlinl's troupe of educated
dogs and monkeys a great sensa
tional novelty. Remarkable exhibi
tion of trained animals, acrobatic
monkeys, skirt dancing dogs, per
forming puppies, etc. Take the
children out. Matinee every after
noon all week at 4 p. m.
The Abols, 10c a week.
00 Yomr Horn ai Hart U nnrid.
Insurance and Loans.
Room 4, Mitchell Lynde b'ng.
Clearance Sale of
Boys9 and Children's Suits
BOYS' LONG PANTS
Suits that sold at
f5.75 and $5.50 for
Suits that sold at
All the Children's Double
LOT 2 Suits that
12.75, also combination suits included, for this sale
Junior and Reefer Suits Lot 3.
Suits that sold at
Suits that sold at $4.85, $1.75, $1.50, $4.25, $4.00 and
$3.75, for this sale Q3.40a
All suits in this sale are of this season's make;
the best and the newest that money can procure.
Now is your chance to lay in a supply for the
boys. Never again will you buy them so cheap.
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, SO: SMI 8IXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vina street, BOCK ISLAND
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters.
Hons Heating and SaniUfy Plumbing. Basement Book IaU4 Nat. Bank
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
ST. aM SECOND AYE
House, Rock Island.
SUIT Lot i.
$3.50, $7.75, 17.50, $0.75, $G.60,
- Breasted Two Piece Suits. E
sold at $3.50, 13.25. $3.00 and
2.00, 11.90, $1.75 and $1.65. for K