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THE AKGU8, BATOBPAT. DECEMBER 21, 1895.
THE EMERSON C0,
Great Christmas Sale.
We are Money-Savers. The great
Money - Saving sa'e to be continued
for the balance of the week and all
Christmas week. Goods delivered
free. Open every evening until after
Heat citron, per pound, 14c.
. Uest lemon peel, per pound, 14c.
Bout orange peel, per pound, 14c.
Fancy 5-crown raisins, per
Homo made mince meat, per
Choice apples, per peck, 20c.
Choice cranberries, per quart, 9c.
Standard oysters, per can, 15o.
Choice catsup, per bottle, 9c.
Finest (re.h riresyed spring tur
keys, per pound. 10c.
Anderson pure fruit jars, 15c.
Fancy patent flour, per sack, 95c.
Frcxh corn meal, 10-pound
'' Home mad 'honey,' per pound,"
Choice sour pickles, per quart,
Aunt Jemima pancake flour, 2
pound package, 9c.
llest sugar-cured hams, per
Host breakfast bacon, per pound,
Fancy sweet potatoes, per
Uest Pearl barley, per pound, Sc.
Best cracked hominy, per pound,
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, I24tf VV. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
. Telephone 334.
Carpenter and Builder
OFFICX, NO: 2821
8hop on Vine itreot,
The Finest Line of Tea and Coff.e Pots in the City.
Prices way Down! Quality thsVery Best!
Allen, Mvers & Company
iSai Second Ave - Opposite the Harper House Vt
Have Just Arrived.
Goods that we imported direct
for our wholesale and retail trade
have just arrived, and as we are
obliged to sell them before Jan. 1,
we have cut the prices of a great
many holiday presents one-half.
Double Jointed Dolls.
A lot of elegant kid body, double
jointed dolls, something new this
season. Came in late, and we have
marked them very cheap.
Wooden and Iron Toys, Etc.
Our stock of wooden toys, iron
toys, tin toys, doll cabs, chairs,
rockers, desks, hobby horses, sho.
fly rockers, high chairs, bedsteads,
cradles, bureaus, etc., etc., some
of them we find we have an over
stock of, and have cut the prices
to close them out.
Other Suitable Gifts.
A large line of fancy china cups
and saucers, mush and milks, tete
atete sets smoker sets, cup, sau.
cer and plate sets, mustards,
mugs, 100-piece decorated dinner
sots are selling at nearly half
price. Biso figures half price.
Christmas cards and novelties, all
Because Christmas is so
near and jou do not know
what to buy ? Call at our
store and get something
useful as well as orna
mental. See our Fine
Table and Pocket Cut
lery, Rogers' Silver Plated
Goods, and Fine Carver
That of the Wagon Bridge to
the Lower End.
KEECHAHTS UBAHDCOTTS FOE IT.
Esprassloas of a Ximbw of Citizen on
tha ojaet SomMfclag Snoald fca Doh
to Btmora tha Barrior to La. war Fad
Trade Tfcla Woold Lead tha War.
The wagon bridge to the lower end
of the county crossing Bock river
near its month and also near the
month of the Hennepin - canal, re
vived by The Augcs in view of the
f roposed railroad bridge of the Rock
gland, Muscatine & Southwestern
Railway company, is a subject which
has been more or less discussed the
past week. Without exception all
citizens agree in support of the pro
ject, but some ask, how is such a
bridge to be built? Tub Argus first
submits that the first thing is to de
termine the practicability of the
proposition and then ways and means
will develop. Nor is it unreasonable
to suppose that the necessity of the
bridge once demonstrated it would
come outside the pale of proper
county jurisdiction tbe earns as any
other bridge essential to public con
venience. Two Mala Objects.
There are two main objects to be
gained in advocating such a bridge.
One would be the effect of removing
the tolls from the city's present
Rock river bridges between here and
Milan and thus encouraging and in
viting the farmers of the lower end
to come to Rock Island, and the
other would be the bringing of the
month of the Hennepin canal nearer
to Rock Island than the final location
of the route to the Mississippi has
placed it. These are advantages
worthy of great consideration, it is
believed, and if our people take hold
oi it ana go alter it with one accord
the proposition can be carried
through to ultimate success.
tltlzena Express Themselves.
The Argus has heard many ex
pressions favorable to tbe undertak
ing and a number of the same from
representative men of Rock Island
are given below:
Phil Mitchel, of Mitchell & Lynde
ine oriage would undoubtedly be
a good thing. Something ought to
be done to improve trade with the
lower end o! the county.
L. S. McCabe, McCabe Bros. I
think all the people will uphold . the
improvement of communication with
the lower end of the county, and the
proposed wagon bridge across Hock
river win tend to serve that end.
Let ns have it by all means.
W. M. Reck. president of Mcln
tyre-Reck Dry Goods company It is
unquestionably a splendid idea. It
will have a tendency to remove the
tolls of the bridge across Rock river
and hence to tear down the last ves
tige of the Cainese wall around the
Charles McHugh, manager of the
Harper Xes. let a have the bridsre.
I'm for anything that helps Rock
Island, and better communication
with the lower end of the countv.
whether through another bridge at
tne mouth of tbe canal or by removal
oi tne-present toiu, will contribute to
VV. O. Negns, of the Rock Island
house It means everything to the
city and its merchants. We should
David Don A new avenue opened
np to the people of the lower end would
be the grandest thing ever happen
ing to Rock Island. People don't
seem to realize the importance of
mis matter, out we snouid Keep agi
tating it until they wake up. Ever
so many farmers have told me they
preferred coming to Rock Island, but
could not afford to go by such a
long round abont away. Let's pro
vide them with a bridge and their
patronage is assured.
Eli Mosenfelder, of M. & K. It
would certainly be ' a great advan
tage. But the question is how to
C. B. Marshall The bridge would
be a good thing, and we certainly
need and should have it.
M. C. Rice, of the London While
I'm not very well acquainted with
the proposed location of such a
bridge, the city is sadly in need of an
inlet, and a free one at that, for the
country people. The charging of
tolls on tbe Milan bridges is an impo
sition on farmers and keeps many of
them from coming to Rock Island.
The day is passed when people will
pay to enter a city, and the sooner
we remedy this condition the better.
Dr. S. C. Plnmmer We onght to
have had it years ago.
E. D. Sweeney burely we need a
better means of getting the country
people into the city, and an addi
tional bridge would be a great im
provement. But I thiuk if the toll
were removed from the Milan
bridges it would make a decided
change in the present conditions.
State's Attorney Searle Tou bet
we want a bridge one for wagons
and railroads alike and want it
S.'R. Wright, of Wright & Barber
Let her come. The bridge would
be a splendid thing tor our mer
chants. Carl Hellpenstell, cashier of the
People's National bank Why cer
tainly the bridge will be a nice
thing. Whatever look to the bet
terment of the people as a whole we
should all take hold of and help
along. I'm for better communica
tion with the ontside county.
William Jackson Of course it
would be a great accommodation to
people of the lower end of the coun
ty and a benefit to the city. ' bat the
coat of such an undertaking t might
uih it oimcnii to attempt.
i. u. l nomas Any improvement
in the avenues of travel to the lower
end of the countv should be encour
aged. D. Boy Bowlby Xon bet I'm in for
it. A atraight road and wagon
bridge to the lower end of the county
would opon np a new avenue to
our merchants and draw here a great
many people wno go to Muscatine. r
ur. V. c Carter i nave not riven
the subject a great deal of thought,
but it appears - to me to be a verv
Henry Carse, of Carae & Ohlweiler
I have always believed we should
improve every means of farmers get
ting into the city. The proposed
bridge would accomplish this.
ur. iz. li. Craig lbe plan is a
good one, if provision can be made
for the cost.
E. H. Guyer It would be a erand
thing. What we want is free bridges.
I don't believe in walling in the
town. . - .
All Aveaa.es of Travel Should be Improved.
The suggestion of an improvement
such as this to the lower end of the
county meets with favorable re
sponse, it will be seen, on every
hand ; and with it has come from some
the suggestion that Sixth avenue
should be cnt through and improved
to the upper end to afford a drive
away from the railway and street car
A SALVATIONIST BEATEN.
Quartet or Touo Men Cause Trouble at
Warrants for the arrest of Hust
Tage, John Campbell, Clare Mea-
nor and James Lannan were issued
by Justice H. A. Weld today at the
instigation of Captain Annie Han-
ton, oi the Salvation army, who
charges each of the young men with
disturbing last evening's meeting at
the barracks. There is also a possi
bility of a complaint against Tage for
assault and battery, he having cap
tained a cowardly attack upon one of
the soldiers, a Belgian, after the
close ot tne meeting. The accused
reside in the lower end of the citv
and last night's disturbance was not
the first trouble thev have caused at
the barracks, according to Captain
Hanton, who states that they came
brushing into last night's meeting
and took a front seat, where thev
continued a noisy conversation de
spite her appeals to desist. The
voung men iinallv departed. In do
ing so they made saucy remarks to
the captain, and afier the dispersing
ot tne congregation returned and
threatened Miss - Hanton, so . she
says. One of the soldiers on step
ping onto Fifteenth street from the
hallwav was pounced upon bv Tae
and pounded until his gore flowed.
"I don t know how seriouslv the
young 'man is injured from the 'as
sault," said Captain Hanton, "but
he was shamefully abused. Scarcely
an evening passes but what we are
disturbed by some of these vonn?
men, and it is about' time we called a
A Dot- Fight.
The police are investigating a dog
ngnt reported to have been pulled
off in one of the pastures in the
southern limits yesterday afternoon
between canines owned by two up
town sports. The brutal affair ws
witnessed by quite a gathering of
local "turobreds," and according to
reports lasted nearly an hour. dur.
ing which both dogs were badly
cnewea up. some arrests will prob
Robert Hollyhock was assessed 15
and costs last evening for disturbing
S. W. Turner plead ffuiltv to em
bezzling from the Penn Tank Line
company in the county court today
and was fined f 100 and costs, which
. Chief Etzel has received a sample
of the dress goods sent to Muscatine
by Dick Lane, but it does not corres
pond with that stolen from Daven
port. Now the question is where
i.ane got the goods.
MeHenra's Oood Fortune.
The luck Of M. R. MoFfonrv still
follows him. The great driver of
iamous trotters is well known in this
city and a favorite with all lovers of
the descendants of Ethen Allan and
Mambrina Chief. They will be glad
to learn that at a meeting in Chicavn
this week with Monroe Salisbury, tbe
well known millionaire horseman of
California, Mr. McHenry, made ar.
rangements to take charge of Mr
Salisbury' gtrinsr of horses the en
suing year. It is understood that he
is to get a salarv of ftft.onn a iPr
Mr. McHenry expects to leave for
California early in February. The
Salisbury stables are made nr
some of the best horses in the conn
try, including Alix, Direct. Azote
fTomen Make the Best Teachers
when they are well, but being on
their feet and going up and down
stairs canse derangements, which
undermine strength, patience and
tact. Zoa-Phora cures all such de-
ra ngements. Sold by T. H. Thomas
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uu iai suaii os risner.
Twaatr-ela'ht Hears to Atlanta. i
via Rock Island & Peoria railway.
uuuuaiu auu lamooi ecu. route.
Choice of trains. Leave Rock Island
at 8:05 a. m. or 1:45 p. m. Arrive
Atlanta at 12 m. and 10:40 p. m
respectively. Solid vesMbnled train
of Pullman sleepers, dininsr cars.
etc.. via Q. & C. route. Low rates
now in effect on account of Cotton
States exposition. For further in
formation inquire of
It- bTOCKHOCSK, G. P. A.
RURAL BANKS STOP.
Evans & Jones Suspend at Ca
ble and Sherrard.
THEY. BOTH CONFERS INSOLVENCY.
Heavy Losses oa the Part of Depositors
aad Draft Holders- Rock bland Baaka
Have Hobo ot the UablUtles-CrlailBal
Proceedings Hay Ens.
The Chicago firm ot Evans ft
Jones, conducting banks at Cable
ana also at snerrard, in Mercer
county, made an assignment yester
day to i;. A. bamnelson, of Cable,
for the benefit of creditors. The
firm originally had accounts with
some of the banks here, but had not
had dealings with any of the houses
here for some time, as conservative
local bankers did not regard the
methods of the firm as of the stable
it is impossible to estimate the to
tal liabilities, but it is believed they
are heavy and may be as high as
125,000, the firm ot Sherrard & Dan
iel son, of Sherrard, alone losing in
the neighborhood of 1,500 in in
vestments, drafts and other debts.
There are a few losses in Rock
Island on the part of holders of
drafts and from Cable come many
expressions of condemnation of the
methods of the firm in doing busi
ness, one being that the members
were purelv speculators and that
only one of the number was at
Sherrard while the other was a
real estate dealer in Chicago, and
that their incapacity was shown in
tne iact that out ot tbe banks1 depos
its they built at Sherrard a hotel at
a cost of $11,000. which could not be
sold today for half that amount and
this is the extent of available re
sources at that. Farmers in the
lower end of Rock Island county, as
wen as throughout Mercer county,
Insolvent for Some Time.
The firm, it is reported, has been
practically insolvent for some time.
but has continued to do business and
deposits were accepted op to the last
and araits sold, even after others
previously issued had been returned.
William McEnirv, who went to
Sherrard this morning to investi
gate the condition of affairs for
clients, returned this afternoon. He
reports considerable excitement at
both feherrard and Cable, where
among the holders of protested drafts
indignation 'is running high. The
clients of the bank of Sherrard were
mostly farmers and those of Cable
miners, and Mr. McEnirv believes
criminal proceedings can be insti
tuted against the proprietors for
continuing to accept- money after
they knew they were in no condition
to meet the obligations they were in
The firm established tbe Cable
bank a year-and-a-half ago and that
at isherrard about a year ago.
Death of Mrs. Knos M. Jones.
Thursday at Chicago occurred the
demise of Mrs. Enos M. Jones at the
residence of her son-in-law. Rev,
Prof. R. F. Weidner, formerly con
nected with the faculty of Angus
tana college. The deceased was also
a former resident of Rock Island, her
husband dying here in 1888. She
was 70 years of age. The remains
will arrive from Chicago tomorrow
morning, the funeral, which will be
private, to take place from Under
taker Knox's rooms at 9 o'clock
with interment at Chippiannock cem
etery, where services will be con.
ducted by Prof. E. F. Bartholomew,
ox Augustana college.
The Modern Mother
tias ionnd that her little ones are
improved more by the pleasant laxa
tive. Syrup of Fins, when in need ot
the'laxative effect of a gentle reme.
dy than by any other, and that it is
more acceptable to them. Children
enjoy it and it benefits them. The
true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is man
ufactured by the California Fig
syrup company only.
The person who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by conghing ii
requested to call at M. F. Bahnsen'i
drug store and get a bottle of Foley'i
Honey and Tar (50 cents) which al
ways gives relief.
All the Season's
-r- AN be found at BLAKES-
LET & McDONALD'S.
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples
Big Line of Candies,
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see onr Elogant Store
Blakesley & McDonald,
2304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1196.
Oval Florentine Mirrors,
Having made arrangements for our
usual Christmas deliveries, goods will
. be sent when wanted.
A. J. SMITH & SON
12? end 12f West Third street, Davenport.
s We Know You t
Are looking for good things for Christmas pres
ent, and it would only be a waste of time and
words to try and enumerate all the bright and
new styles we have prepared for this Christmas.
If you desire to see an up-to-date, and a little
beyond, line of Furnishing Goods, now is the
time and this is the place to make your pur
j Neckwear, Hosiery,
I Mufflers, Underwear,
j Mackintoshes, Jersey Office C ats,l
j Umbrellas, Canes
1804 Second Avenue.
YOUR CHOICE FOR
Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair.
Schneider's Central shoe store;
1818 SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
IT'S EASY ENOUGH
To tell the public all about how things are almost
given away, but we have no goose that lays
golden eggs, therefore we do not care
TO TELL FAIRY TALES
But we have a reliable line of Watches, Clocks,
Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware and an exquisite
assortment of silver novelties that will make ac
ceptable holiday presents. Don't forget to inspect
our stock. The price will be right.
Bleuer Bros' Jewelry Store.
Lidlrs cloth top welt. pat. tip. reg. pries $5.00
done welt, plain, "
" tarn - 4.00
" - welt - 1 BO
" - Urn " S W
- - .
We are bound to close the
above goods out, and by offering
tbem at $2 a pair, ererj lad
ought to secure a pair before
they are all sold. Convince
yourself by calling on as to ex
amine the goods.