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THE AKGUB, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1895.
THE EMERSON CO.
ANOTHER - GREAT - SALE!
Our wagon will deliver goods free to jour door
every afternoon. A greater display of desir
able bargains was never before shown. Every
department offers something choice. Under
Cut Prices on all Fur Capes.
Our f21 Electric Seal. Martin
Collar anil Edge at f 16.60.
Cut I'ricea on Dress Goods and
Our popular 2.25 line, all at
46c Boucle Novelties at ?4c.
Santa Claus Headquarters.
For 16 years Santa Clans has
marie bis home with as. No such
stock or assortment of Dolls, Toy,
(ianifK, Mocks, Hooks and Holi
day Novelties to be found in the
three cities. Our stock is larger
than them all combined whole
sale and retail. Wo are cutting
prices on lots of poods to make
room (or our grand display of
Holiday Presents. Such goods as
Crockery, (ila'-ware. Lamps, Cut'
lery and Kitchen Goods are going
at rediculoosly low prices we
must have the room.
tmi& h Pii V
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, 4 VV. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
JOHN KONOSKY, .
Carpenter and Builder.
OFFICE. NOl MX1 SIXTH AVKNTTK,
Shrv on Vine street, ROCK ISL4NT).
It Has Often
We sell the entire line
Tl.c Largest fcStove
. , - .
1821 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
The "Jewel" store.
A Few of the Many Great
Fancy evaporated California
peaches, per pound 8c.
Fine evaporated California apri
cots, per pound, 10c.
Finest evaporated ring cut ap
ples, per pound, 9c.
Fine imported, cleaned English
currants, per pound 6c.
Finest quality new mixed nuts,
guaranteed sound and of the very
best varieties, per pound 10c.
Our finest quality old govern,
ment Java coffee, roasted, per
Our regular 60c Golden Ceylon
tea. very tine, per pound 49c.
Elegant new crop Japan tea, per
10-pound sack strictly pure Nev
Yerk buckwheat 86c
10-pound sack fresh corn meal,
per sack 10c.
Fancy table peaches, per can 10c.
3-ponnd can choice blackberries,
per can 10c.
Very best oyster and soda crack
ers, per pound 6c.
Best whole shot pepper, per
Cocoa shells, per pound 3c.
3-pound can choice baked beans
in tomato sauce, per can only 10c.
20 pound pail pure fruit pre
serves, all flavors, per pail f 1.75.
McLaughlin's XXXX coffee, per
out to you that r
stoves are the
best. LR3-st , -Ti
Call and see onr immense
stock of heating stoves. We
aell the finest Oak Stove yon
ever laid your eyes on, and at
prices that are decidedly in
teresting. made by the Detroit Stove
Plant in the World.
Cracksmen at the Brewing
GET AWAY WITH $250.
Blow Open the Safe and Help
Also Empty Three Bottles of
TAKE THEIR TIME TO IT.
Rifle Every Drawer in the
Money Box Found in a Box
Car, but No Clew.
The office of the Rock Island
Brewery company on Moline avenue
was visited by cracksmen last night
supposedly between 12:31) ana 1
o'clock and thoroughly ransacked
Two safes were opened, the larger
one in the cashier's ollice by means 01
giant powder, the doors blown from it
ana a strong steel cash box taken
across the street to the Rock Island
yards and opened in a box car and
the contents, consisting of 1206 in
cash and f 44 in notes taken. Tie
burglars escaped, and there are no
clews whatever 01 them.
Lay pf the Lend.
The building containing the offices
of the company is situated on the
eastern portion 01 the grounds in
which is sitnated the former Wag
ner Atlantic Brewing company's
plant. 11 is a 2-story brick and the
offices occupy the front portion,
while the rear part and basement
contain the bottling department. On
the second floor and in the north end
of the building Albert Zwicker, Jr.,
cashier for the company, has his
sleeping apartments. Mr- Zwicker
attended the theatre last nght and
reached bis rooms about 11 o clock
He retired immediately. He was
aroused sometime later by ao explos
ive sound, but as be is accustomed to
the noise of the bumping of cars in
the railroad yards on the opposite
side of the street, he supposed the
disturbance was nothing unusual
other than incidental to the switch
ing, and he went to sleep again.
WAS A THOROUGH JOB.
Tne Burglar Take Th.lr Time and Hake
The burglars were evidently pro
fessionals. They knew their busi
ness thoroughly and went about it
with deliberation rather than haste
What they wanted they helped
tnemseives to, ana were determined
that there would be no reason
for reproach among themselves after
ward that they had permitted any.
thing to escape, iney entered
through the bottling department at
the southeast corner of the
building by prying a window
Here they paused to imbibe of
three bottles of beer, and then en
tering the oflie they ransacked
everything thorougly, opened all the
desk drawers, took down the letter
tiles and examined the contents; they
opened without difficulty the safe in
the bookkeeprs' office, and finding
only books there, looked them over
and then exaimned the other offices
and records. In the cashier's de
partment is a safe with dimensions
of 6x4 feet, finding it securely
locked, they bored a hole in the top
through the plate and plaster of
paris inner linings and placing
therein giant powder, attached
a fuse and retired, . apparent
ly, a safe distance, to await
operations. The explosion blew the
doors completely from the hinges
and tossed them a distance of 10 feet.
smashing into a desk, breaking the
legs off and shoving it against
railing with such force as to bend
and almost crush it. The effect of
the shock was to force the safe
against the side of the wall leaving a
deep indenture and breaking the
glass in the window near by.
Took the Caah Baa.
The safe open the cracksmen re
moved the cash box and after drink
iog three more bottles of beer in the
office of the president left the emp
ties ana at-parea. J he , box was
found in an empty freight car in the
Koclt jiand yards this morning. It
bad contained $250, of which $35
was in a Rock Inland check and $9 in
a Davenport bank check, the remain
der in cash, and all this was of course
taken. An anger, brace and bit and
two chisels were found in the office
and they were identified this morn
ing as belonging to the Weber
blacksmith shop on Twenty-fonrth
street below the viaduct, which, it
was dii-coveted. had been entere
during the night.
Tins; or rnr nrsuiLART.
Tha Clock aad Cashier Z wicker's Story af
The time of the burglary is fixed
at about 12:45 o'clock, as the clock
immediately over the safe had stop
ped at that 'time, which is supposed
t have been a result of the explo
sion. When Cashier Zwicker awoke at
5:30 this morning he had forgotten
the disturbance during the night.
bat the misplacement of a couple of
boards which served as a temporary
covering over an opening which had
been ; mode ,in the arrangement of
steam pipes, hastily brought it to
mind. . His-" suspicions now aronsed
that . something wrong had hap
pened to shake the building, as the
boards' indicated, he horned to the
first floor,-to find everything in a
state 01 cnaos. tie at once noticed
the police bv telephone and Officers
Schaab and Kramer were ssnt to the
There is no clew whatever to the
burglars, and as trains leave the city
both ways daring the early morning,
they had abundant opportunity to
get out of the city.
Locksmith Fiebig states that there
was enough giant powder placed in
the safe to blow up two or three
safes, the load being fonr times what
was necessary to accomplish the
opening of the double doors. The
wonder to him is that greater dam
age was not done. As it was. he
found cracked windows 40 feet from
where the safe stood and a silver
dollar on the floor completely black
ened by the explosive. Jn view of
the quantity of powder used, he does
not regard the cracksmen as old-
WILLIAM BELL DEAD.
Aa Old Settler sod es-OffleUI Die at To.
Information of the death of Wil.
liam Bell, one of Rock Island coun
ty's earliest settlers and an ex-city
official and officer, at Toledo, Ohio.
vesterday was received today. The
remains will be shipped to Rock Isl
and and enterred alongside of those
ot tne dece seed's wife. Mr. Bell had
attained the venerable age of 85
years. He was a member of the
Hack Island County Old Set
tiers' association and Rock Isl-
and lodge 18. I. O. O. F. About
ten years ago Mr. Bell left this city
and toik np residence with his son-in-law,
Mr. Jones, at Toledo, with
whom he made his home until re'
moved by death. Mr. Bell served
Uock Island in different capacities,
naving represented the Third ward
as alderman from (1850 to 1851 and
again from- 1854 to- 1857. Under
Mayor T. J. Bufnrd's administration
he served as chief of police from 1858
to 1859. He owned a residence on
Tweotv-third street in those days
lur. Bell has no survivors in Rock
Island, his children all living in the
Bin. Lloyd's Funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Slater, Mrs
A. Ryan and Miss Nellie Kafferty, of
aneu L.ake. wis., and William Kaf
fertv, of Lake City, . Wis., have ar.
rived to attend the funeral of Mr.
R. C. Llovd. which oecnrs from St:
Joseph's church at 9 o'clock tomor
row morning, ibe death of Mrs,
Lloyd has caused mnch grief in
the homes of friends throughout the
city which had been her home all her
life. She was possessed of those en
dearing qualities that brought joy to
tnose about her while she lived, and
deep sorrow that she- is no more,
She was born in Rock Island Ang.
10. 1858, her maiden name being
Marv Rafferty. She is survived by
her husband, her mother and three
sisters and a brother, mentioned
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wilson's 6.
Vear-old son rifod at. their hnma in
Milan yesterday afternoon of what
is supposed to have been poisoning
irom eating unhealthy meat.
ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT.
Trl-Clty Riflemen Have Their ThankSftlT
The annual tri-city social turkey
shoot occurred Wednasdnv afternoon
in the court which nature seems to
have designed for such purposes and
Surrounded bv bluffs near th tipnit
ui j. weuty-secona street, xne tur
1 1 ... .-
cyu, mi epieuaia specimens, aver
arinr 15 to 1ft nnnnHa wafa fnr
0 ,3 - v. v
nished bv Thomas I.sflin anil punk in
turn was placed in a box which was
concealed in the ground with only
the head and flpp.lr Tnnu! .nH hana
it was required that . the bird be
1 1 1 - 1 1 . 1
.men uuif ujr suooung mrougn me
head and neck Dortion. The distune
was 100 yards and: each in turn was
soot until an the fowls were
.j : .1 m 1 ...
uispuscu 01. ine participants were
Phil Mitchell. E. H. Guyer. J. Q
Paddock. Frank Mi.tar a n Sn
rv. C.'A.' Roan, nharl.l A Walbor
C. B. Marshall an1 f'.rrt Ct A Mi
Ginley. of Rock Island, and Emil
Berg and C. J. Schutter, of Paven-
DOrL inn raanir. svaa a fillnara
each one taking the number of birds
1-11 1 -. .... .
auiea: emu Berg, 4; J. J. schutter,
4: Phil Mitchell. : K. U- Cncpr S
J- Q. Paddock. 2: Frank Miiter. 1.
BeriT. OChutter and Pxddnk nd
German "f -flrw and. theoIbers
smaii aiartin zz-calibre repeaters.
A Kabblt Haas.
The CUStomarv annnal hunt nf t
Sheriff C. D. Gordon. Ed Nance. Otto
urotjan, Henry Jordan, F. Hadel
and Al G'oaer waa nhnprTui veator
day. The parly made up-to-date
iiiojrafnu, going oat in a car
riage and taking along everything
j-'wmi ior ine soul. J hey nuoted
about Coal Valley, landing eight
rabbits. When the time for return
ing arrived, they discovered they had
wandered a long ways from their
carriage and concluded the train was
the easiest remedy. The carriage
arrived at 2 bells this morning.
"One trouble with you is that yon
are continually quarreling with Liudley
"That's where von don't know nothin.
il never beard of the gent. "Pittsburg
THE SACRED ALLIANCE.
Oaalol Ponovaa aad Mies aaa Sckreedar
At the home of the bride, Ninth
street and Eleventh avenue, Wednes
day evening occurred the marriage
of Miss Anna Schroeder to Daniel
Donovan, Rev. C. A. Mennicke offi
ciating. The couple were attended
by Charles Donovan, of this city,
and Miss Gertie Meegan, of Moline.
The couple received numerous pres
ents as eviueuces 01 esteem irom ae.
voted friends. The groom is a mem
ber of the plastering firm of Donovan
Bros, and is industrious and much
esteemed. His bride is a much ad
mired young lady whom the groom
is to be congratulated on having won
for a companion through life. Mr.
and Mrs. Donovan will reside at 800
, . Other Weddings.
Wednesday evening in South Rock
island at the groom a home occurred
the marriage of Louis Fues and Miss
Minnie Boehme, of this city.
John Schranb and Miss Begins
Londgren, of Moline, were married
at the county clerk's office Wednes
day afternoon by Judge Lncian
Alexander Henke and Miss Augus
ta Empke were married Wednesday
evening bv Rev. C. A. Mennicke at
the home of the bride, C'.'S Thirty
' Today a telegram was received
from Burlington bearing information
of the marriage there of Lee J. Mit-
tinger, Who left the city somewhat
abruptly lately, and Miss Emma
Huntoon, daughter of J. N. Hun toon.
526 Twenty-hrst street.
At the parsonage of the First M.
E. church yesterday afternoon oc
curred the marriage of Robert Ben
nett, Sr., and Miss Lucinda Fitchner,
of 1008 Seventh avenue. Rev. F. W.
Merrell officiating. The couple left
at once f r the bride's former home
at Montpelier, Iowa, on a visit.
Rev. C. E. Taylor tied the knot for
William C. Sprague, of Chicago, and
Hiss .Uottio B anchard, of Davnn
port, at the First Baptist parsonage
weanesaay evening. The bride was
a student at the Emaculate Concep
t on seminary, and it is said stealthily
departed the evening of their mar
riage without the knowledge of her
tutors to join her lover, who fomerly
tended bar at Jack Martin's sample
room in this citv.
Fire at the Union House.
Fire threatened the destruction of
the Union house on Twentieth street
yesterday morning, when a bole was
burnt in the ceiling and the carpet
somewhat injured, the entire damage
amounting to about $5. There is a
ventilator between the office and sec
ond floor, through which the pipe
from the stove below extends. For
the first time this season the office
stove was started yesterday, and be
fore it had continued 15 minutes fire
was discovered in the ceiling, pre
samably catchsng from rubbish ac
cumulating between the floor and
ceiling and igniting at the first heat.
The blaze had a fair headway when
the three fire companies arrived, but
it was soon subdued.
A 22-DOUnd turkev was stolen from
in front of Han sgen's Spencer Square
grocery w eanesaav evening.
The patrol wa?on was called to
Theophilus Van Hecke's saloon at
ruuna sireei ana rounn avenue,
where two men were causing a dis
turbance at a dance laat eveninv.
The scrappers had flown when the
Light rain today, probably turning
10 sieetorsnow; iaiiing temperature
in the afternoon: cnnxiderahl v fnlrf-
er tonigm, parity ciouay saturaay.
. S I - . 1 . .. .
anu warmer towaras evening, north
erly winds. Today's temperature,
34. F. J. Wiu, Observer.
Onght to know that when suffering
from anv kidnev tronbla that af
lure remedy is the Clinic Kid ner
vur. vruaranieea or money re
funded. For sale at M. F. Bahnsen'a
The A nous, only lOe a week.
A complete line of both
Foreign and Domestic
NEW TORE CREAM.
FROM EG E D'lSIGUT.
BRICK. ETC. '
Fresh Vegetables and
Frnit always on hand.
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILT.
Blakesley & McDonald
230 i Fifth Ave. Phone 1196.
SPECIAL SALE OF
You are especially invited
A. J. SMITH & SON
123 and 12 West Third street, Davenport
Intend to spend the
Jolks" down on the farm?
to go well prepared for the cool weather yon will
probably encounter. We suggest that you provide
yourself with one of our Wool Lined: Overcoats.
They are warm, stylish, durable and cheap. Wear
one, impress the "old folks" with your fine appear
ance, and p
Tn hf in It
M m V x-ajr MMM M ay
2 Clothe yourself wisely.
i Men's Ulster Overcoats,
4 IG.5J, 8, 10. 13.60, 18
Maff.49 TtlWAsSB eT A
$4. 6.90, 7.90. 9, 10. 11, 15, 16.50, 18, 22 and
It Won't cost you anything to see these Over
coats, and it may be the means of saving you a
few dollars should you buy one.
1804 Second Avenue.
2 YOUR CHOICE FOR
Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair.
Schneider's Central shoe store;
1818 SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
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
to attend this sale as it is
Holidavs with the "old
If so,' you will certainly
Ltdiea' cloth top welt, pat. tip. rrf. price ffiiO
eon- weh. plsia, " a.ES
" torn " - 4.C0
welt - - IH
" - tarn " 1 M
, a. S.0S
We are bound to close the
above goods out, and by offering
them at f 2 a pair, ever lady
ought to secure a pair before
they are all sold. Convincv
yourself by calling on us to ex
amine the goads.