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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18. 1896.
THE EMERSON GO.
This store always has and always will lead in real
Bargain Giving. No misleading statements disap
pointments exaggerated announcements or catch
penny devices so deplorably prevalent nowadays can
be Jaid at our door our advertisements are sub
stantial bargain facts plainly and truely told from
which the superior value of the goods given serves
as our best and strongest advertisement it's our
constant effort by liberal methods, square dealing,
and giving better values to grow in the confidence
and good will of the people the continued steady
increase to this enormous business year after year is
very plain, very excellent proof that our efforts suc
ceed and the people appreciate. It's our intention
to make these facts more evident and our leadership
more pronounced in than ever heretofore. Here
are some little prices that will make big sales for
one week beginning Jan. 17.
Read on for bargains.
Mb I'k'j; finest quality laundry
plog.i utarch loo.
1 gallon lin table syrup 2!c.
1 gallon choice New Orleans mo-las.-t-
I'Mb a:ifk tint- taVl .nlt Cc.
1-ljt llOttlo IlllMMtlg fic.
1-pt Itottle vel atuonia 7c.
I laro lox Lost parlor matches
l 11)9 !)C.t wnh soila 5e.
Kirk's White Cloud soap, per
2-ll can line swfet corn tie.
2- 1 li ran tltic uarly .Inne peas !)c.
Il-lli can choice solid packed toma
to, s Vc.
'-ll can tr'tn leans fie.
3- M M7. California apricots,
peaches or plums, in rup, per can
Special Tea and Coffee Sale
Finn qnality r.cw Imskct lircd Ja
pan tea, worth ic cn pound. 22c.
Kino drinking, new cro. sun
curt'd, J-i pin ten, per pound 2;tc.
Our linent oM government Java
and Mocha coffee, freshly roasted,
jm'T pound. :Ji
Our celebrated Cream Java coffee,
it ill mako you smack your lips,
T pound, only Jl'K?.
finest itimlity roasted llio coffee,
per pound, l'Jc.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, i24 V. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
town yi. FAKinOK.
PATLS EAX32BS, CAL2C2SS3. etc.
ICC?. 413 Srrontoa-ta S.; ECCZ ISULSD. ILL.
A Nip on
Everything absolutely guaranteed as represented.
Allen. Mirers & Company
5 lbs linest quality fresh rolled
10-lfo sack fresh corn meal, finest
5 lbs linest imported poarl tapioca
or sa;;o He.
Finest hand-picked navy beans, per
Finest hand-picked pink beans 4c.
6 lbs absolutely pure buckwheat
Hour, best mado, 10c.
L'O-lb sack rye Hour, per sack 25c.
F'inest creamery butter, the best
made, per lb 2:lo.
Full cream cheese "per lb lOJc.
Fancy bean pork, per lb 9c.
2-lb brick boneless codfish 12c.
Fancy breakfast bacon, per lb 8c.
F'inest quality. No. 1 picnic hams,
per lb 63.
Fine new California prunes, per
Fancy table largo ra'sins. per
pou im ioc.
F.incy impor ted dates, per pound
Fancy imported layer figs,, per
Fancy dried apples, per pound 4c.
Fancv looc raisins, txr pound 4c.
Fancy evaporated raspberries, per
Fancy new cleaned currants, per
I-IO paCKHSJC 4C.
Fancy Leghorn citron, per pound
For real pleasure isn't to be com
pared to s trip through our store.
A real examination we mean a
peep on the shelves a careful look
at each article. Do that (we'll let
you) and if yon don't say we have
the finest line of Stoves, Ilouse
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss our guess very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which are sold at the lowest
Opposite Harper House
SUCCESS IS SURE.
So Say the Promoters of the
R. I., M. & S. W. Road.
PLESTITUL 0PP0BTU5ITHS FOE IT.
Something of the Contemplated Project
and the Prrnldeot. Daulel Hayes A
Connecting Link News In Ueaeral of
The more the projectors of the
Rock Island, Muscatine & South
western railway push the prelimi
naries for their undertaking the
more they become elated over the
plentiful opportunities that await its
practical consummation. It has
been hinted that the proposed line
was to form but the conneetinsr liuk
in the system of other great corpora
tions the C, B. & Q. for instance,
of which it has been said the new
road would serve as a cut-off between
Kock Island and some point down
the St. Louis division and thus
shorten the time into Rock Island
and hence between St. Louis and St.
Paul bv removing the necessity of
coming in by way of IJarstow. Oth
er have asserted that the Rock Isl-
and, Muscatine & South-western was
but the part of a scheme of the Chi
cago & Northwestern to invade this
territory and that the D.ivenport.
Clinton & Eastern and Davenport &
Rock Island Hridge and Terminal
company were factors in the same
Will Look Oat Tor Itself.
One of the projectors of the new
line said the other day with some de
gree of emphasis: "The Rock Island,
Muscatine & Southwestern road is an
independent line and will take care
of itself very nicely. It will be built
and running by July 4." When asked
if there was any possibility of its be
ing turned over to the C. B. & Q., he
promptly retorted: "Not unless the
C. IS. & Q. sells out to us," and fol
lowing this pleasant rejoinder he ex
patiated upon the vast opportuni
ties for the new road, the coal fields
it would tap and the great market
for it here in the three cities, the
benefit the road would derive in
bringing people from the lower end
to Kouk Island anil the advantages
of a combination railroad and wa"on
bridge across Rock river, near its
rKKSIILNr U.1MKL HAVES.
Simcthlng or the Kxerutive of the Pro
Daniel Hayes, of Omaha, the pres.
ident of the Rock Nland, Muscatine
& Southwestern road, is not a
stranger to Rock Island county
Horn in Washington, Conn., he came
wet to Illinois when 1.5 years of aire.
and afterward entered Knox college
at (Jalesburg from which he grad
uated. For many years he lived at
Muscatine, Iowa, being proprietor of
one oi tue largest ana most success
ful breeding establUhments in the
northwest, his stock lands being
largely in the lower end of this
county, right through which the
road of which he is the head is to
run. He became widely known as
the breeder of the fastest trotter in
the world, Alix, with a record of
2:03 and which animal was bred on
Sir. Hayes1 Rock Island county farm
Mr. Hayes is familiar with every foot
of ground in the lower part of "Rock
Island county, and he says its re
sources for coal and clay are unlim
ited. He is not new to jrreat under
takings, having been one of the in'
corporators and builders of the rail
road and wagon bridge across the
Mississippi at Muscatine.
Four years ago he removed to
Omaha for temporary residence and
tor the purpose of adjusting the af
fairs of a loan company which bad
been placed under his charge. He
will eventually return either to Mus'
catine or Rock Island to reside, as he
propeses giving the new road his en
tire attention as soon as he can ar
range his affairs at Omaha to do so.
GE.VER.tL RAILWAY NEWS.
lUIc?lltncoas Item Gathered Alone the
James Trevor's engice 589 has
gone into the Rock Island's Chicago
shops for repairs and Jim is taking
the world easy.
Engineers George Scott and Will.
iam Johnson arc back to their posts
on the Rock Island after being laid
up a roople of weeks with lhness.
R. C. Cowardin, western passenger
agent of the Nashville. Chattanooga
& St. Lonis. was in the city in the
interests of his company yesterday
Connie O'Hrien again holds forth
in his enviable attitude in the Kocl
isian.i an, alter a 3-weckV vacation
during which John Kane ran his en
Edward Mooney, who fires the
Rock Island's fast mail west, has re
turned to duty after three weeka'
absence, during which he has been
under a physician's care.
C. V. Darrah, night operator at the
Milwaukee, left (or Seymour, Iowa,
last evening in response to a telegram
apprising him of the dangerous ill
ness ot a brother there, lie was re
lieved by J. R. Sexton, of Cordova.
lhere was considerable skirmish
ing for new quarters among the rail
road boys who boarded at Allars'
restaurant, when they found their
place burned out the other morning.
About fifteen of the southwest divi
sion boys stopped there during their
layovers, and some of them are hunt
ing lor sleeping quarters yet.
I hey tell a good one at the expense
of an old-time Rock Island engineer.
The railroads in those days allowed
additional pay to engineers for doub
ling hills that is, making two trips
up an incline in order to haul over
the train, which was invariably too
heavy for the engine to haul up in
one trip. The engineers became ?o
accustomed to the habit that they
would usually split up a train at the
bottom of the hi.l whether necessary
or not it meant extra money. So
the rear end crew concocted a scheme
by which to fool the old gentleman
in question one night. They were
sailing along in the vicinity of
Brooklyn, Iowa, with a comparative
ly light freight. When the incline
was reached the engine was brought
to a halt and the engineer signaled
the conductor to split the train. In
stead of doing this, the brakeman
was ordered to remove the signals
from the caboose and place them
near the center of the string. This
done, the engineer was told to pull
aneaa. me train was again Drought
to a halt on the opposite side of the
incline. The engineer was asked
what he stopped for. When he was
told that all the cars were behind
him he immediately declared war
against his fellow-workmen and the
joke has stood against him to this
SIXTY FEET FROM SHORE.
James Dwyer 4oe Throuch the Ice anil
James Dwver went through the ice
at the foot of Twentieth street short
ly after midnight and would have
perished but for the timely assist
ance of the night watchman at the
Rock Island & Feoria depot. Dwyer
is a middle-aged man with a roving
disposition and worked in this vicm
ity some months ago at. the carpen
ter a trade, ior the past tew weks
he has been stopping with a Pre
emption fniuiiy. Yesterday he c.irae
to the city intending to seek employ
ment on the bridge construction.
Instead be commenced drinking up
a few dollars which he had saved.
He found himself without friends or
home about midnight and started
toward ine river bank to go
over to Davenport where he was
aeqiiiirited. He says he met a hack-
mau who advised him crossing oppo.
site the Feoria depot. Dwyer fol
lowed instructions aud got along
nicely until about sixty feet from
shore, when he disappeared through
the ice. He shouted for help and
Night Watchman McAulifTe with
lantern in hand came to the rescue
and threw out a board, which Dwyer
caught hold ot and pulled for the
snore. "Another minute would have
ended me," explained Dwyer as he
hugged the stove in the police sta.
tion. "Two or three times the ice
I caught hold of gave way. and the
watchman just arrived in time. But
I would never be missed. I've got
nothing to live for since my mo'.her
and sisters died.' They were burued
in our home in Michigan two vears
The danger of crossing the river
has been increased during the week
through an inconsiderate ica man
who has deprived the public of
ino saiest avenue at the loot of
Eighteenth street hy commencing his
harvest there. Why a man should
select such a place when the lield of
operation is so wide docs seem inex
Worthy of Consideration.
It is probable that the council will
m the near future be asked to per
mit St. Anthony's hospital to have
free water from the city mains for a
time at least, or until the hospital
revenue is such that it can meet the
expense thus incurred. The consid
eration thus to be sought is not un
reasonable in an institution which is
so near to the public and of so much
usefulness in the commnnitv, and
the request, if made, it is natural to
hope will receive favorable action.
TO MAKK ROOM
For Carloads tit Furniture Purchased in
I will and must close out mv entire
stock of stoves, 'chinaware, lamps.
etc.. at cost, and below, and will
when this stock is disposed of, con
duct only an exclusive furniture and
carpet establishment. I mean busi
ness. All goods mentioned above go
at a sacrifice.
G. O. HrCKSTAEDT.
1309-1811 Second avenue.
Light rain this afternoon, probably
changing to light snow tonight; fair
sundar: much colder tonight and
Sunday; northerly winds. Today's
F. J. Waxz. Observer.
la Olden Time
I'eople overlooked the importance of
permanently benelicial eilccts and
were satisfied with transient action
but now that it is generally known
mat syrup o: rigs will permanently
cure habitual constipation, well in.
formed people will not buy other
laxatives, which act for a time, but
finally injure the system.
BIAD -AN ABXloX IX CHUCK."
MORALS OF A CITY.
Civic Federation Says Rock Isl
and's are Poisoned.
REPEALDiG OF TEAT OEDIUANCE.
The City Government Remembered for
Its Alleged Violation of Laws at Last
Evening's Mass Meeting at Association
The city government was treated
to another going over at last even
ing's mass meeting nnder the aus
pices of the Rock Island Civic Feder
ation for its) alleged violation of the
state laws in repealing the ordinance
applying tothe closingof the saloons
on the seventh day.
The meeting was held in the Young
Men's Christian Association hall and
attracted in the neighborhood of
fifty men, who listened to stirring
illustrations of our moral condition
as compared with other cities.
And there was some excellent
vocal selections by the Re-Echo aud
Appollo quartets of Augustana col
lege. In the absence oi rresiaent
Foss, M. W. Battles was chosen
Something Is Wrong.
Robert Lynn was called upon for
an expression of his opinion. He
said that he never in his life shirked
from doing his duty as a citizen, and
said if everybody did likewise there
would be no occasion for one man to
keep his eye on the other. 4,And the
prime cause for a meeting of this
nature," continued Mr. Lvnn, 'is
brought about by someone doing
what he onght not to. I have no
sympathy for a man who will violate
the law; and I have less respect for
one who will violate law when he
swears to uphold it. It will require
time, bnt the only way to remedy
our condition is through the ballot
box hat we must and are in duty
bound to do is to protect the rising
generation-- our girls and boys
Irom the criminal lnlluences to which
they are at present exposed."
Frof. A. W . V Hliamson, of Augus
tana college, said the administration
of a city or country was a great edu
cator. If it is careless or polluted
the natural tendency in the educa
tion of our young is degenerating,
as they are more or less guided mor
ally by the men who occupy posi
tions of honor and who are looked
up m as honorable. Mr. Williamson
said he realized it would require
some time to get a good and moral
city government, but he believed it
was demanded of citizens and fathers
by their Maker to remove the vice
from the pathway of their children.
Wornl In Oar UUtory.
William Jackson said that never
in the history of Rock Island 'did such
a demoralizing condition of affairs
exist as now. Neither did he remem
ber during his 31 years' residence
here when a city council recorded an
aet which injured the morality of
the community. Hence the singu
larity of the recent action with ref
erence to the saloon question of
the city fathers.
Mr. Jackson also took occasion to
assure his auditors that the Rock
Island Civic Federation was not dead;
notwithstanding the hopes and be
liefs of many. "And they may call us
cranks," continued Mr. Jackson,
"because we belong to a Civic Feder
ation. Well, let them call away:
what do we care as long as we speak
and do what we know to be right.
And what every honest man wants to
do is to live long enough to see
the city council replace upon the
ordinance books the act requiring
saloons to close on Sunday-
w hat s the use in talking about our
prosperity when in fact Rock Island
is in the most degraded state of any
city in Illinois today." Mr. Jackson
termed the open Sunday saloon the
crowning disgrace of our city.
L. E. West satu he felt like the two
men in the well. They knew they
were there, but did not know how to
Nervous women will Mod relief in
Hood's Sarsaparilla, because it en
riches the blood and thus strengthens
All the Season's
AN be foand at B LAKES
' LEY & McDONALD'S.
Nuts and Dates,
Extra Choice Apples.
Big Line of Candies,
Foreign and Domestic Cheese
Drop in and see onr Elegant Store
Blakesley & McDonald,
2301 Fifth Ave. Kioto 113S.
To Reduce Otoclx before taking our
Short Lengths of
Odd Dressers, and
We Deliver Goods as Usual.
A. J. SMITH & SON
12? and 125 West Third street, Davenport
INDEED, MOKE SO IF YOU HAVE NOT ROUCHT
YOLK WINTER UVEHCOAT.
IN ORDER TO MAKE KOOM Foil SPMNC
GOODS THAT WILL SOON BE ON OUR COUN
TERS. WE HAVE MARKED THE BALANCE OK
OUR WINTER OVERCOATS AT A PRICE YOU
WILL SAY AT ONCE ARE
IVIen's Dress Overcoats.
J $5.90, sell now fl-90
2 9 0,) 44 6 95
2 135,) " 10.00
4 1G.50 i3.5o
J 1.W " 15.0)
5 2-2-00 1H.50
J Your money bick should you do as well.
1804 Second Avenue.
Schneider's Central shoe store,
1712 SECOND AVE. Formerly known as Schneider' 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 toj(
BUY A NEW WATCH
Buy it of DIeuer Bros., or if your old
one needs repairing have Blcuer Bros,
do it, and you will always be on time.
BEGINS FEB. i.
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.