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THE AKGU8, THUKBDAY. JANUARY 9. 18S6,
THE EMERSON C0.
This sale begins Friday, Jan. 10, and runs one
week. Grand Clearing Sale in the Dry Goods
Department. Our invoice just completed shows
the necessity of reductions in some lines. Many
broken lots, accumulation of remnants, etc., will
be priced below the bargain line.
19 pounds best Rolled Oats for
Best hard spring wheat Patent
Flour, :t Rack. b."c.
Rye Flour, per sack, Vic.
Bye meal, per park, '-Mo.
(iraham Flour, iter sack, 13c.
Fresh Corn Meal, ier hack. 7c.
10-pound sack New York Buck
Leaf I.nrd. &0-pound tins, :$
Lion Coffee, per package, 18c.
Crystal Drip Syrup, per gallon,
Good uncolorcd Japan Tea, per
(iunpowiler, per pound, 13c.
Japan Tea Dust, per pound, Sc.
Choice picnic hams, per pound,
Pure Maple Sugar, per pound,
Pears, per can, 10c.
3-pound can choice blackberries
(iallon Pcachc, per can, 21c.
Aniana Sauer Kraut, per gallon,
(Jood Rice, per pound, 4c.
Mince Meat, per package, 7c.
Given Away Free 5 bars Kirk's
White Hussion Soap with 1 pound
of faney uncolorcd Japan Tea, per
Fancy Messina lemons, per
F.vaporatcd Raspberries, per
pound, 1 '..
1-pound packnge new Cleaned
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, i24 W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
JOBM H. FABIDOM.
FAIIIDOIV & SOlil
Painters and Decorators
PAPZB sUSIQSES, CAL332017E2S. eta.
SHSF. U9 Soratanth St.; BOSS ISLAND. ILL
A Nip on
Everything absolutely guaranteed as represented.
Allen. Myers & Company
1 82 1 Second Avenue.
15c plaids at 12Jc.
20c Plaids at 15c.
82c all wool Serges at 25c.
WB DISCOUNT 0NE-THIKI05 REMNANTS
55c all wool Hose at 18c.
20e all wool Hose at 15c.
3?c all wool Hose at 21c.
Odd lots reduced one-third.
75c men's wool Shirts and Draw
ers at 60c.
90c men's wool fleeced Shirts and
Drawers at C5c.
Odd lots at greater reductions.
12Jc dark Sateens at 10c.
0c dark Prints at 4Jc.
Resides odd lots of CjrseU, Em
broideries, White Goods, Linens,
Towels, Handkerchiefs soiled in
show windows, etc.
BEKBY A. PA 81 DON
For real pleasure isn't to bo com
pared to a trip through our store.
A real examination we mean a
peep on tho shelves a careful look
at each article. Do that (we'll let
jou) and if you don't say we hare
the finest line of Stoves, House
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss our guess very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which arc sold at the lowest
Opposite Harper House
WAYS OF AMENT.
Friction Rather Than Harmony
His Apparent Policy.
BELITTLING ROCK ISLAND SCHOOLS.
Tcachsrs or Long Tears' Sf rrlce Indignant
and Ready ti Resign An Copopnlar
toperlotf ndent and HI Motives and
The statement made by Super
intendent of Schools Ament in his
interview (?) in the Union of yes
terday morning, as alluded to in
last night s Augus, that whatever
in the eicnse line was accepta
ble to tbe teacher was accepta
ble to him, has occasioned consider
able comment among the teachers of
tbe Rock Island schools, from the
fact that it is so flagrantly inconsis
tent with tbe idea he has sought to
impress upon the mind cf every
teacher in the Rock Island corps
since he came here. From the first
his attitude has been that of disgust
ana uissatisiaction with the entire
system and all connected with it.
The effect of his demeanor toward
tbe teachers has been to dishearten,
rather than to encourage them, and
many of them have been driven to
the point of desperation and despair
uy nis conduct toward them ana his
Hardest Term She Bad Erer Dad.
A primary teacher, and one of the
best in tbe state of Illinois expressed
me ieeungs oi the teachers generally
when toward the close of the fall
term, she said to an Argus represen
lauve: "v never weicomea the non-
day season as I do this vear. I have
worked harder than ever 1 did in
my life, and the result as far as 1
am concerned has been less satisfac
tory. It has been the most severe
term I have ever put in in the school
room, because I have had so much to
contend with in the attitude of the
superintendent toward me and the
rest of the teachers. His conduct
has been such that we dread to hear
his footsteps in the hall and we are
in at ease when he is in the room
He is hypercritical to the extent of
rudeness. It seems that nothing
that we can do, strive as b-st we
may, can please him. I shall be
heartily glad when the school year
is over. School work under him, in
stead of being a pleasure as it has
always been to many of us is a
uruagery. ibere are some of us
who cannot stand the treatment we
have had another year. We are not
accustomed to it and we do not think
teachers in general are."
Froze Them by HI Manner.
From Mr. Ament's first appear
ance before us," said another teacher
recently, "he froze us by his man
ner. Instead of showing a spirit of
sympathy with us and a purpose to
work in. harmony with us for the
good of the schools, he evinced a
disposition to hold himself aloof.
He sought to impress us all with
awe at his superiority and his self
importance. lie told us bluntly
never to speak To him when in th
room visiting us. He was able, he
said, to take care of himself, and he
has carried out that disposition by
declining to recognize us on the
street. I know of a teacher who met
Lim one afternoon and whom he de
liberately snubbed when she spoke to
him. He belittled us and domineered
over us from the first."
A Professional Man's View.
A Rock Island professional man.
who had had a visit from the super
intendent of a business nature, came
into The Arls ofiice not long ago
ana stated that irom bis brier inter
view with the gentleman he consid
ered him no person to be at the head
of tbe schools. "He has not the
manners of a school man." he said
He is as directly opposite to Jlr.
Kemble as a man could be, and if he
conducts himself toward the teachers
as be did toward me, I hardly see
how they can get along with him. I
should dislike exceedingly to have
son of mine go to a school under his
Christian Seitz. of Preemption, and
Miss hlizabeth .wicker, of Cable
were married Tuesday by Rev. C. A
Mennicke, of the German Lutheran
Jonathan P. Laughcry, of Davcn
port, and Miss Grace Dudley, daugb
ter of Mrs. Nellie J. Dudley, 909
Twenty-first street, were married
this afternoon at the Methodist
church parsouage by Rev. F. W. Mer
roll. The groom is employed at
(ilass & Brooks' market on Fourth
avenue, and the bride is a well
known voung lady.
To the Poor Farm.
Poormaster J. H. Lidders today
sent J. L. l.acey, a homeless and sick
old gentleman of 63 years, to the
county farm. Lacey arrived in Rock
Island several days 'ago from Quincy
and was here but a short time be
fore his physical weakness and
bankrupt financial condition forced
mm to apply tor county assistance.
He claims to be a railroad engineer,
but does not belong to the brother
In Olden Tlmee
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and
were satisfied with transient action;
but now that it is cenerallv known
that Syrup of Figs will permanently
cure habitual constipation, well
formed people will not buy other
wnicn act lor a time, but
tonally injure the system.
Thk Asgcs delivered every even
ing at your door at 10c a week.
TWO DESERTED TEAMS.
One Attached to a Load of Cora Found on
the Railroad Track.
Two teams of horses attached to
farm wagons were taken in charge by
the police last night and are still at
Maucker s livery barn awaiting the
materialization of their owners. One
of the outfits was fonnd wedged in
between two box cars on tbe railroad
tracks near Gilmore's slaughter
house about midnight by the
watchman at the Rockl sland Plow
works, who turned it over to tne
police department. Officer Simmons
then inaugurated a search for the
owner withont avail, being unable to
find anything more belonging to
the outfit save a couple of
horse blankets which were strewn
along the street enroute to where the
team was found. How the horses
got between the cars and crossed
the tracks and passed other obstruc
tions without overturning the load
of corn is a mvsterv. The other
team was tied outside a saloon on
Market square, where tbe police say
it had been since early in the after
Where the owners are is the ques
Police Court Picking.
Kate Spring, charged with lar
ceny, is having her hearing this after
Charles Erickson yesterday swore
out a warrant against C. J. Vogcl, of
401 Seventh street, charging him
with a breach oi the peace. Mr.
Vogel is booked for a hearing this
Officers-Elect of St. Paul Lodge Inducted
The officers-elect of St. Paul lotige
107. K. of P., were installed last
evening. J. he ceremonies were in
charge of District Deputy Grand
Chancellor C. C. Coyne and those
C. C C. J. Searle.
V. C.. D. Huesing.
Prelate F. J. Staasen.
M. of E. Horst von Kueckritz.
K. of. R. and S. and M. of F S.
M. of W. C. J. Long.
M. of A. W. B. Graves.
I. G. M. Morris.
O. G. Charles Davis.
Trustee William Wiesler.
Island City Camp of Wuodiuen.
Island City Camp 29, M. W. A.,
installed its omcers-elect last even
ing as follows:
V. C Oliver Beck.
W. A. John S'.engel.
E. B. F. Baumbach.
Clerk Spencer Mattisor
Escort L. F. Giles.
Watchman John Lindholm.
Sentry William Fee.-, .
Manager (f jr two year) B. F. De
Gear. Tha installation was followed by
several hours or sociability. Ke.
freshments were served, the Orpheus-
Symphony Mandolin club rendered
enchanting selections, games were
played and the evening was most
pleasantly and profitably spent.
Daughters or fieueccah.
Tuesday evening the D. of R
lodge 73, I. O. O. F., installed the
N. G. Mary Mitchell.
V. G Halcna Xissen.
Recording Secretary Liziie
Financial Secretary Lucy Beck
Treasurer Tillie Simmons.
P. G. Marry Thomas.
Warden Hattie Downs.
Conductor Eva Rothwell.
R. and L. Sup. of X. G Augusta
Aioery ana Sarah fahl.
R. and L. Sup. of V. G. Annie
Nissen and Mary Konosky.
I. G Lina Gahagan.
O. G George Baker.
Trustees Messrs. Smith. Roth
well, Maslin. Sanstrom and Baker.
After the oflicers had been duly
installed the members of the lodge
received a pleasant surprise in the
iorm oi a presentation of two hand
some gavels by Sister Fowl, of Myr
tle lodge of Moline, and of which the
sisters and brothers of Eudora lodge
are very proud, doubly appreciating
tnem, as me emblems were made by
Joseph lowl, who is also a member
of Mvrtle lodge.
Two Deputies for What?
Either the volume of business at
the sheriffs office has experienced a
marked increase, or else the present
incumbent is requiring more assist
ants to discbarge the ordinary duties
oi tuc omce than any of his prede
ccssorslid. The latter explanation
is probably the true one for having
two active deputy sheriffs on duty.
whereas under former administra
tions of the office one was sufficient
It is very likely, too, that one wonld
answer the purpose in tbe case of
Sheriff Hemenway if he were dis
posed . to so require, as one or the
otner is generally on band at tbe
Lince in addition to the- sheriff.
It is necessary during court ses
sions to have a greater or less num
ber of bailiffs . for service. The
present is the first time in the his
tory of the office of sheriff that prac
tically two active deputy sheriffs
nave oeen required the year around.
If Ynil'rA in fVmiKt u-liatfi.p
trouble is indigestion or dyspepsia,
just take a few doses of Simmons
Liver Regulator. It will settle
whnln ntinfifirtn .I ti.f. I.in.l
mons Liver Regulator for dyspepsia
,ml fi t. ,t . i. . l ; . i :
x- mv i. just me iuiuv to ruiitste
me. A small dose after meals is sure
to prevent indigestion." S. S. Per.
kins, Sharon, Ga. -It is the best
medicine to aid digestion." J. Jj
Black, Duncan, Ariz.
Charles Fiebig Sends a Collec
tion to Kiel University.
MANY VALUABLE PIECES INDEED.
Comprt.es One of tho Largest and Most
Varied Assortment of the Exchange
Metal Ever Accumulated Some Note
One of the largest and most val
uable collections of coin gathered by
one man were forwarded to the Uni
versity of Kiel in Germany by Charles
T"-" l : , . ml '
rieuig last evening, lue cuius were
the property of Mr. Fiebig's brother,
hmu tie big, who died in Chicago
some time ago, and were sent to the
German institution in accordance
with a request made by the deceased.
The collection comprises about five
thousand pieces and includes the
money of every nation on the globe.
beside historic medals and other
highly prized relics gathered during
tbe lifetime of tbe deceased. It
would be difficult to estimate the
valuation of such a large collection,
but an idea of how highly prized
some coins are can be taken from the
fact of one of tbe pieces being valued
at 509. This is a Jewish shekel.
which is supposed to have been made
about two huudred years before the
birth of Christ, and there are but
three of these coins now in existence.
according to the statement of Mr.
riebig 3 brother, who was considered
as reliable anthority, as he devoted
his entire life to tbe study oi coins.
The collection includes money used
20J B. C. up to that now in circula
tion in the different countries.
There are also many old Roman
pieces, some bearing the profiles of
Julius Caesar and Caesar Augus
tus, a succeeding emperor. Jo
describe the collection would
require considerable time, but
suffice it to say that it contains coins
of nearly every shape, composition
and denomination', and many such
as afford a treat to handle.
Colo Uatherlnc His Hobby.
"My brother devoted his whole
time to studying and gathering the
different kinds of money," said Mr.
Fiebig, "and there was cot a coin in
the lot that he could not name, no
matter how badly defaced. Coin
gathering was his bobby and I guess
he succeeded in getting almost every
kind ever in use. He was an exten
sive traveler and spent most of his
time at road. If he located a rare
coin he would have it no matter what
the cost, if it came within the extent
of his finances, and in this way spent
nearly everything he had. Before he
died he requested that these coins be
sent to some college where they would
be kept together. So I have con
cluded to send them to the Univer
sity of Kiel, Germany."
John Lillis, one of the oldest, best
known and most respected citizens of
Davenport, dropped dead on Case
street between ( Iowa and Le Claire
about 8 o'clock last evening, suc
cumbing to an apoplectic attack
Deceased was in his 62d year, a na
tive of County Claire, Ireland, and
had resided in Davenport since 1851
Ho was a pioneer and long-time gro
cery merchant there and in 1867-C8
was city clerk. He was also an al
derman from the Fifth ward for i
number of years. His wife died two
years ago and he is survived bv three
daughters: Mrs. T. F. Halligan and
Mrs. J. F. Volz. of Davenport, and
Mrs. M. J. Kinnalley. of Chicago, and
a son, vt llliam. of Davenport. The
aged mother of the deceased, now in
her 91st year, is still living at Long
Von Can Believes
The testimonials published in behalf
of Hood's Sarsaparilla. They are
written by honest people, who have
actually found in their own experi
ence that flood s Sarsaparilla purities
tbe blood, creates an appetite.
strengthens the system and abso
lutely and permanently cures all dis
eases caused by impure or ueucicnt
Hood's Pills for the liver and
bowels, act promptly, easily and
All the Season's
"AX be found at BLAKES-
LEY & McDOSALD'S.
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples
Big Line of Candies, .
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see our Elegant Store
Blakesley & McDonald,
2301 Fifth Ave. Phone 1196.
To Reduce Qtoclx before tailing our
Short Lengths of
Odd Dressers, and
We Deliver Goods as Usual.
A. J. SMITH & SON
12? and 2S West Third street. Davenport.
Is the time to buy your Winter Clothing If
3 you haven't before. But "don't lock the
3 stable door after the horse is stolen," and
don't wait until you catch a heavy cold be
fore you buy a heavy overcoat, a warmer
suit and warmer underwear. Drop in. look
around, feast your eyes on good clothing. It
is pleasing to the eye, easy for the pocket
and will wear to satisfy.
For small people
real reefer weather,
buy should see the
Reefers at $2 50,
1804 Second Avenue.
Schneider's Central shoe store;
1712 SECOND AVE. Formerly known as Schneider's Cash Shoe Store'
TIME IS MONEY
So goes the old saying, and if it is, then
of course you want the correct time.
If you are going to
BUY A NEW WATCH
Buy it of Bleuer Bros., or if your old
one needs repairing have Bleuer Bros,
do it, and you will always be on time.
BEGINS FEB. i.
at little price. This is
and you who expect to
$4.50, $4.85, $0.
At prices to suit every
body. We are now showing the
largest and most complete
stock in the city. Goods to
suit you at prices guaran
teed to be lower than the
' We make a special effort
to please. You ought to
have some warm shoes for
this weather. We can please
you in that line.