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THE AKQU8. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 1896.
THE EMERSON CO.
Hard times and low prices Lots of first class
goods for little money. Our superior values
have taught the economical people that it is to
their interest to trade here. The ever increas
ing growth of this business is the merited result
of real supremacy in value and trustworthiness
of our newspaper announcements. Highest in
quality lowest in price. This special sale be
gins Friday, Feb. 7, and lasts one week.
FREE! FREE! FREE!
.'-pound package best oats with
one pound of our elegant Sun Cured
Japan Tea, per pound only 39c.
FREE! FREE! FREE!
4-pound package of tine granulated
sugar with each purchase of I pounds
Oriental Java and Mocha Coffee, $1.
10-lb sack best Graham dour 13c.
10-1 sack fresh rorn meal 7c.
Annt Jemima's pancake flour, per
21b package best rolled oats 6c.
Ket picnic hams, per pound, 5Jc.
Choice leaf lard 6c.
10-lb pail spiced herring 69c.
Holland herring, white hoop, per
Smoked herring, per bos, lie.
Fancy anchovies, per quart. 12c.
Best oil sardines, per can. Sc.
Best mustard sardines, per ran, 6c.
Strictly fresh eggs, per dozen, 11c.
lVarl tapioca, per pound. Sc.
Cracked hominy, per pound, lc.
Dried lima beans, ptr pound, Sje.
Hand picked navy beans, per
Fresh ginger snaps, per pound, 4c.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. nS, 120, 122, 124, i24tf W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
, Telephone 334.
JOB H. PABtDOIC.
Painters and Decorators
PAFZ3 SAKOXaS, CALSOMIOTES. tie.
SHOP, 119 Ssratetath St.; BCCS ISLA2T2. ILL
A Nip on the Sly
Everything absolutely guaranteed as represented.
1821 Second Avenue.
Some fresh arrivals for sprinz are
clay coating serges, storm serges
and the finer imported serges. Alo
crcpons, granite and brilliantine
fancies In black, Sicilians, mohairs,
small checks and fancy mohairs in
colors. We call particular attention
fiO-inch serges (note the width) at 50c
42-inch at 24c
52-inch storm serges at 45c
90doxen children's tine rib, seam
less, fast black, cotton hose, sent us
by mistake. Wo have agreed to ac
cept and sell them at 5 to 61 at 8c;
C to 9J at 10c.
We'sell the -Boy's Friend" knee
pants, double seat, double knees,
cemented, making solid, double
thick cloth at these points. Also
elastic buttonholes, back pocket and
BBSBT a.. PABIDOK
For real pleasure isn't to be com.
pared to a 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
yon) and if yon don't say we have
the finest line of Stoves, Honse
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss onr guess very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which are sold at the lowest
Opposite Harper House
TIME TO CONFESS.
Local Republicans Soon to Ex
press Political Preference.
HOT MUCH LONGER TO DELAY IT.
Call! if of Otner Conventions Will Involve
a Datj Vjm the Conat Committee Tan
ner or Hopkins, WnlehT The Congree
Bock Island republicans have fal
len into the habit of watching the
weather, of taking observations of
the direction of the wind, politically
speaking. They desire to know ex
actly the condition of the elements
before venturing forth, and to have
the advantage of the most reliable
prognostications possible to be far
nished. It is in the absence of this
information that those of the faithful
in Bock Island are . still undecided
about making any political launches
or taking any chances on discovering
where they are at."
Talk to anyone of the rank and
file of the party and the chances are
that he will tell you he is for Hop
kins personally for governor, but
that he is not talking for publication
and .that maybe he will change to
Tanner. The cbances are ten to one,
too. that he will change to Tanner.
If he does not he might as well be
dead. But lay the question before
one of the leaders, one of the bosses
who shapes the course for others to
follow, and he will admonish you
very quickly that he is for Tanner
and without quibbling about it eith
er. I am for Tanner because he
knows his friends and how to reward
them," said one. "Hopkins may be
more of a statesman, but Tanner is
the better politician and that is what
we are looking for. We want some
body who is thoroughly familiar with
the politics of the state and who
knows the workers. That kind of a
man is Tanner."
Chairmen Collins at Sen.
Chairman S. J. Collins, of the re
publican county committee, is as
much at sea o'stensibly as to who
he favors for governor as he is as to
when tho county committee will
meet. When asked this morning if
he had made up his mind on the date
and place of holding the county con
vention, he said he had not the re
motest idea in the premises. Col
lins may be exceptional in that he
is said to be down deep in his
neart lor Hopkins (or the nomina
tion, but he will be a Tanner man in
due time. It is to bo sure on this
point that he is stavinjr off the evil
day. In the meantime the others of
the party are waiting for the cue;
they are in a state of vacillation.
They do not .dare to speak the dic
tates of their own souls, either on the
question of Tanner or of Hertz. But
the time is coming when they will
be obliged to confess.
The calling of the cpn?ressibnal
convention will hasten the date of
the assembling of the county con
vention if the state convention does
The Conjrremlonal Committee.
Henry Emrich, the enersretic
chairman of the republican congres
sional committee of the Tenth dis
trict, has called a meeting at the
Harper Saturday, Feb. 22. at 11
a. m. ("or as soon after that hour as
possible") to settle the time and
place of holding the congressional
convention. This occasion will no
doubt afford an opportuty to deter
mine something more delinite
about county politics and how the
adherents to republican doctrine are
10 De expected to behave themselves.
Bat the Canine Survived.
They have a good one on Officer
Youngberg at police headquarters
which does not reflect favorably on
the officer's ability as a master of
nre arms. People in thi neighbor
hood of Eighteenth street and Tenth
avenue had an offensive water spaniel
aog wnicn bad been causing much
annoyance to them by night howling
and so sent to the police station
to be dispatched .to eternity. Last
evening Officer Youngberg was dele
gated to do the job. With revolver
in hand he retired to the back yard.
Three shots were heard and he re
turned, supposing he had fixed the
canine good and plenty. But this
morning the dog was found snoozing
behind the barn without a scratch;
and Officer Kramer ended him.
The Mrnra Station.
The Springfield Register in its re
port of the meeting of the railroad
and warehouse commission in which
the application was made for a man
date requiring the B. 1. & P. road to
establish a station at Sears, says:
"The petition of the citizens of the
village of Sears, Bock Island county,
against the Bock Island & Teoria
for the erection and maintenance of
depot facilities at Sears was argued
before the commissian. Gen. Alfred
Oreniorff, of this city, appeared for
the village, and H. B. Sudlow, super
intendent of the railroad, appeared
for the defense. The case was taken
under advisement, but it is believed
the depot will be ordered erected."
The Med era Way
Commends itself to the well in
formed, to do pleasantly and effectu
ally what was formerly done in the
crudest manner and disagreeably as
well. To cleanse the system and
break up colds, headaches and fevers
without unpleasant after effects use
the delightful liquid laxative remedy.
Syrup of F iffi. M nnf a.tnif-l Kit
California Fig Syrup company.
See Pace S47
of McClure's magazine for Fehrnarv
it you are interested in railway
THE ICE IS SHAKEN.
Hakes a Move Above the Bridge nod Set
Besulting from the raising of the
water the ice in the river cracked on
the Davenport side about noon today
and slid down considerably, but soon
settled again. There was a slight
movement, in the middle of the
stream, but it was scarcely percepti
ble. Above the point of the island
the river cleared, but the solid mass
that slid made the substance about
the bridge all the more compact, and
Supt. of the Bridge Bobbins antici
pates no immediate trouble and does
not regard the outlook as ominous
for the false work.
Superintendent of Construction
Taylor, of the Fhoenix iBridge com
pany, has the track laid and many
of the wheels in for the: turn table,
and the drum will be put in tomor
OLD RESIDENT DIES.
John Oltmnnn of Hampton Township
John Oltmann, an old resident of
the county, died at his home near
Cook's school honse, Hampton Bluffs,
yesterday aged 69 years, of pneu
monia. The deceased's wife died
last September, and he is survived by
six children, four girls and two boys.
The funeral will be held at 1
o'clock Sunday afternoon from the
Mrs. Dorothea Schuett died yester
day at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. August Bandt. 1222 Sixth ave
nue, at "the venerable age of 70 rears.
Her demise was caused by lung troa-
ble. Ice funeral will take place from
the house tomorrow afternoon at 2
The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. New
ton Archer's daughter, Lola, will oc
cur from the residence tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Oar Ieemen Supplied.
Rock Island ice dealers have no
reason to fear uns-aonabie weather.
John fciegrist and Weinberger &
Hildebrandt have their houses
packed and now await the arrival of
the atmosphere when the cooling ar
ticle is a household necessity. The
Twin-City Ice company is not so for
tunate. however, but it will soon
have its storage places filled. When
the ice dealers in theee parts supply
their own needs they invariably do
shipping to southern points. But so
(ar nothing lias been done in that di
rection this season and southern
wholesalers of the frigid material are
becoming somewhat uneasy over the
outlook, which is not at all en
couraging. A representative of
the St. Louis Ice and Trans,
portation company was in Rock Isl
and a couple of days ago with a view
to arranging with local ice men for
shipping from this point in case of a
failure to secure sufficient ice farther
south. That gentleman stated that
every seat-on more or less ice was
purchased by southern people in this
vicinity, but from present indica
tions he believed they would be com
pelled to go even farther north to
supply their wants for next summer.
which would mean heavy freight ex
pense and thereby shave the profits
considerably. He further said that
the good ice extended but a very
short distance below Rock Island
and hence the occasion for our south
ern neighbors' uneasiness. But the
weather may yet throw us out a
The explosion of a gasoline stove
in the apartments of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bodell caused quite a little
excitement among tne tenants of the
old Cobb residence at 215 Fifteenth
street, about 9:30 o'clock this morn
ing. Mr. Bodell ran to the kitchen
on learning of the explosion and at
tempted to smother the flames with
a blanket. In doing so he sustained
a burn on the hand. The stove was
finally landed in the back vard and
the flames subdued without result
ing in any damage other than amok
ing up the house. The fire depart-
mcyi, was Bummonea, out its services
were not needed.
Owing to unavoidable delays the
plans for the new Christian church,
being sketched by Brainard & Hols
mann, of Chicago, were not submitted
to the congregation for inspection
and approval last Sunday, - as con
templated. It is hoped, however, to
have the plans ready for submission
either the coming or following Sun
day. .' The Christian congregation
has been granted the use of the court
room during the erection of the
new church, work on which will be
commenced as soon after the plans
are approvea as practicable;
A FITTING riXAMS
To the Most Sneeenefat Cotton Cadcrw ear
w ni in This coenty. '
To insure a big crowd and large
sales at their muslin underwear sale
iuww oroB. nT auopieu
this novel plan. At 9'o'clock they will
sell at 79 cents all night dresses up
to $1.68. At 10 o'clock, all chemise up
... tt7 : 1 1 II - . . . .
' eii ir 4 cents, ai
11 Vln.W -II . - .',-
" " on curtci covers np 10 do
cents, both muslin and cambric, will
go at 89 cents. At 1 o'clock, all
drawers up to 89 cents will be sold
" uv. ak o CJOCfc. au BlUU
up to $1.75 for 89 cents. Remember,
for Friday one day only.
Cloudy this afternoon; snow to
night and Friday morning: colder
Friday; northerly winds. Today'a
F. J. Walz. Observer.
BEAD "IBS LOTKLY MALmoVBT."
MISS BROWN GONE.
Principal Witness in the Tur
ner Case Disappears.
AUTHORITIES iHlllCATE HUBERT.
to Have Averted
aspletaa by Domains; Uarnvents off the
Opposite hex and Silently Lea via t the
the City by Hlnht.
Something induced Miss Gertrude
Brown to vanish that her appearance
as a witness for the prosecution in
tne lurner assault with intent to
commit rape case might be prevented.
State's Attorney Searle feels no hesi
tancy in intimating that it was made
an object for Miss Brown to hie her
self to another locality where the
Bock Island authorities would not be
apt to apprehend ber. It will be re
membered that Miss Brown preferred
serious charges against Joseph Tur
ner, for which he was indicted by the
grand jury. The alleged criminal at.
tempt was said to have been made in
the alleyway back of the Fo'ck Isl
and nouse, wnere tne complainant
was employed as a domestic State's
Attorney bcarie bad the case dock
eted among the other criminal ones,
the last of which he disposed of to
day. On the evening of Jan. 27 the
state's attorney understood that an
attempt was being made to induce
Miss Brown to leave the city. He
notified the city and county author
ities to watch developments. But
since that night she has not been
seen. The state's attorney says a
quiet search was made for ber all
over the city, but nothing concerning
ner wbereabouts could be ascer
tained, until now he has arrived at
tte conclusion that she has been
spirited away by parties interested
n the case. "And"! believe she left
the city in the disguise of a man."
concluded State's Attorney Searle,
who says the case will hang fire
until Miss Brown can be located.
Criminal Business Completed.
The criminal business of the Jan'
uary term is finished excepting the
Turner and Wickman cases. There
has been no very serious cases to
deal with during the term, and as a
consequence but one penitentiary
sentence that of rat iiynn.
Judge Bigelow has granted an in
definite continuance of the trial of
Harry Wickman, indicted on five
counts of forgery, alleged to have
been committed while employed as
bookkeeper for the Twin-City Coal
company. I he accused man is re
ported unable to appear in court on
account of illness, and on the
strength of a physician's certificate
the prayer of Wickman's counsel
was given favorable consideration.
Mr. Wickman's case will in all prob
ability come up next March, when
an adjourned session of the January
term will be held.
A Wood Thing;.
Bauersfeld & Sexton, of the Rock
Island Steam Laundry, have made
another stroke of enterprise by the
addition of a new washing machine,
thus doubling the former capacity.
They have also added a brand new
ironing machine that will be a bless
ing to suffering humanity, in that it
is made expressly for ironing and
setting neckbands on shirts. Thus
have they brushed aside another of
the sandburs from life's rugged path
way, as he who has suffered from a
flat neckband can only know. The
new machine, which is now in opera
tion, is said to be tne licest of its
kind known to the trade.
She Would be n Beauty if
Her face wasn t covered with pim
ples and blotches. How often we
hear this expression. 'Tis a pity
this beauty with an "it" did not go
to M. F. Bahnsen's drug store and
get a trial (50 cents) bottle of Foley
Sarsaparilla, which would soon clear
January Coal Market.
Anthracite coal delivered per ton7.50
Cannel " $5.00
Indiana Block ' $4.00
La Salle $3.00
All hard coal carefully screened.
E. G. Fbazer.
Are what please the
people. With that
end in view our
- stock is selected.
Nothing, but what
is reliable and at
' prices that for qual
ity of goods cannot
be duplicated in the.
city. Grocery trad
ing on those lines
Cleanliness. Courteous At
tention and Fair Dealing are
our watchwords of success.
G. A. McDonald
. 2804 Fifth At: Phone 119$.
To Reduce Qtoclx
Short Lengths of Carpet,
Odd Dressers, and
Wc Deliver Goods as Usual
A. J. SMITH & SON
12 and 12J West Third street. Davenport
Doesn't always mean a chance to get
work. It's a business opportunity to
have a chance to save money on the
necessities of life. You can find a chance
like that at the prices quoted on our
Men's Heavy Cotton Orershirts. sold at $1.00, now 75e
Wool $1.00, 75c
" " Shirts and Drawers " 95c. 7&c
" " " " - $l.on, 85c
Boys' " . 30 35c 2c
Fleeced Cotton " 47c 35c
Long Pant Suits - - " $7 to $10. " $6.00
Men's all wool Suits - - - $S 75 to $10 6.00
Mother's Friend Flan nel Shirt Waists - - one-balf price.
Great Reductions cn Men's, Boys' and
1804 Second Avenue.
NOW READY FOR BUSINESS
READ OUR REMARKABLY LOW PRICES:
Men's half soles, (sewed) 70c
Men's half soles, (pegged) 60c
Men's heels straightened 20c
Boys' half soles, 2 to 5 45c
Boys' heels straightened 20c
Youths' half soles, 11 to 2, S0c
Youths' heels straightened 15c
All rips on shoes sold by us
We will use only the best
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.
before taXxlngf out?
It AXE TOD
Ladies1 half soles, (turned) 55c
Ladies1 half soles, (welt) 65c
Ladies1 half soles, (pegged) 40c
Ladies' heels straightened 15e
Misses1 half soles 30o
Misses1 heels straightened 15c
Children's half soles 25c
Toe caps, 15c
will be sewed up tree of charge.
stock and .guarantee our work.
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