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THE AKGTJ8, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1896.
THE EMERSON C0.
Hard times and low prices Lots of first class
goods for kittle 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! FREE1 FREE!
2-pound package best oats with
one pound of oar elegant Sun Cured
Japan Tea, per pound only 39c.
FREE! FREE! FREE!
-1-pound package of fine granulated
sugar with each purchase of 4 pound
Oriental Java and Mocha Coffee, ft.
10-Ib sack best Graham dour 13d.
10-1W sack fresh corn meal 7c.
Aunt Jemima's pancake flour, per
2-ib package best rolled oats 60.
Best picnic hams per pound, 6Jc.
Choice leaf lard 6Jc.
10-lb pall spiced herring 69c
Holland herring, white hoop, per
Smoked herring, per box. lie.
Fancy anchovies, per quart. 12c.
Best oil sardines, per can. Sc.
Vest mustard sardines, per can, 6c.
Strict) y fresh eggs, per dozen, 11c.
Tearl tapioca, per pound, 3c.
Cracked hominy, per pound, IJc.
Dried lima beans, per ponnd, SJc.
Hand picked navy beans, per
Fresh ginger snaps, per pound, 4 jo.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. 118, 120, 122, 124, I24J4 W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
JOHSJ If. rABIDON.
PAFSS HANQX23, CALSOIOSZSS. etc
830F. 418 SmntMBtb St BOCS ISLAND, ILL
A Nip on
Every thing absolutely guaranteed as represented.
I8ai Second Avenue.
Some fresh arrivals for spring are
clay coating serges, stoim serges
and tne liner imported serges. Also
crepons, granite and bnlkantine
fancies in black. Sicilians, mohairs.
small checks and fancv mohairs in
colors. We call particular attention
60-inch serges (note the width) at 60c
42-inch at 24c
52-inch storm serges at.. 45c
90 dozen children's fine rib, seam'
less, fast black, cotton hose, sent us
by mistake. We have agreed to ac
cept and sell mem at 6 to 6$ at 8c;
6 to J at luc.
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
SUITET A. FARM DOM
For real pleasure isn't to be com.
pared to a trip through onr store.
A real examination we mean a
peep on the shelves a careful look
at each article. Do that (well let
you) and if yon don't say we have
the finest line of Stoves, Honse
Furnishings and Table Cutlery,
then we miss our guess very much.
We carry only the very best goods,
which are sold at tha lowest
Opposite Harper House
ASH FOR CHECKS.
Will the Rock Island Banks Ac
commodate Island Men?
TEE SYSTEM OF PAY SOW 15 VOGUE.
Various Lacal Financial la.tltattoaa Y ta
iled and Bow Thar Feel A boat It
Bop That tha Flaa Will A rata ba
Some of the Davenport papers have
taken it upon themselves to attack
merchants here lor having been in
strumental in seeking to change the
system of pay to employes at Rock Isl
and arsenal from checks to cash. They
nave neid tnat tne protest against
the check was viewed as an ad
vantage to Davenport in that certain
of the banks there alternate in keep
ing open alter nours pav davs on the
island for the purpose of accommo
dating the men in converting their
paper Into ready cash lor distribu
tion among the business men, and
that many of (he Rock Island at
taches 01 the Island have been drawn
to Davenport by this action on the
part of the banks there. Hence the
papers over there assert a kick on
the part olUoclt Island business men
What Wm Petitioned For.
To go bak to the beginning of the
check eystem it mav be said that
when the innovation was introduced
it met with some opposition on the
r art of the men. .thereupon they
were privileged to express their pref
erence ana an lavorea the cash sys
tern which was "again adopted. But
eventually the check made its ap
pearance again. Kocic island em.
ployes spoke to the merchants of the
inconvenience entailed in liquidating
indebtedness promptly on the day of
receiving their money. They .were
obliged to go to Davenport tirst or
wait a day or two until thev could
find time to call at Rock Island banks
during hours, or to have their wives
attend to it, and this to some in
volved some inconvenience. It was
on the strength of such represents.
tion ibe Abu us is told that the de
partment at Washington was written
with the result that the matter of
system was made optional with the
men and so, the vote of last Satur
day- The expression showed a pre
ponderance of sentiment in favor of
the check system, but many of the
men now claim (that this was due,
tirst to the voting of the Davenport
men soiiaiv lor the cnecic, and sec
ondly to the fact that many, were not
privileged to record their own abso
lute feelings in the matter; that they
were approached in a casual sort of
manner and did not understand that
their vote was formal, while some
were leal to believe that the arsenal
itself had its own preference, anyway,
and so some of the employes thought
it to their interests to sustain the
JSow as far as the Daves port pa'
pers, which have made the assertion
relative to Rock Island merchants, are
concerned, there is no reason why the
latter should notmteren themselves
fully as much in the matter as the
tradesmen on the other side of the
river. As a matter of fact, the peo
ple of Rock Island pride themselves
that the arsenal is a little more to
them than it is to Davenport, any.
way. It is strictly and entirely In
name and otherwise a Rock Island
institution, and while it is sustained
by the general government and be
longs to the general government, it
is in the state of Illinois and cannot
be changed. So that Rock Island,
while feeling perfectly willing that
Davenport should term it the "gov.
ernment" island, as it does the gov.
eromcnt bridge," it reserves the right
to express disapproval when the
Iowa city attempts to regulate
Tha Rock 1 aland Dank..
The A kg us has reason to believe
that a return will yet be made to the
cash method at the arsenal, but nev
ertheless in order to ascertain if the
Rock Island banks would not meet
the advantages offered on the other
side, the four in Rock Island were
visited this morning.
President Rosen field, of the Peo
ple's National, said his bank would
most assuredly alternate with any
other bank in Kock Island in keeping
open pay day at the arsenal to ac
commodate the men.
President Ribinson, of the Rock
Island National, thought there was
no occasion tor keeping open later
than the usual hour. 4 -The .checks
are as good as cash, and will keep
over night," he said, "and when
they are to be presented in payment
of debts the holder will find no diffi
culty in settinsr them changed. Be
side the men are paid in bills of
large denomination, anyway, and so
.there is not much difference between
them and checks. A merchant who
can break good sized bills can cash
'If the men cannot get their checks
casnea me day thev receive them.
their wives can the next dav, and
that is better for some of them, any
way," spoke up Cashier J. F. Robin
President Buford. of the Rock Isl
and Savings bank, said that if any
bank should keep open to cash those
cuecKs ii snonia be the Bock island
National and none other, as it had
the United States depository and the
chocks were drawn on that bank.
C. F. Lynde, of Mitchell & Lynde.
said: "We are willing and anxious
u uo anytning in enr power to ac
commodate both the merchants and
the Island employes, fin order to do
this we stand ready to advance
to merchants, who are ia
position to wish it. all the money
they want the night before pay day
at the arsenal to meet the payment
of checks the succeeding day, and
they may turn the checks into ns the
following aay. lnis will be luuy at
much of an accommodation to the
merchants and to the men as the
banks keeping open."
NO INQUEST SEEMS LIKELY
Coroner Bawea Will Mot Conduct Exaaa-
lastloa or Walter Barrett'. Baamalaa.
The following has been made pub
Bock Island, Feb. 6. Upon a full
investigation of the facts connected
with the recent request for a post
mortem examination on the remains
of the late Walter Barrett. I find that
the communication received by me
was not written Dy Mrs. Barrett,
neither was It dictated by her, nor
written with any knowledge what.
ever on ber part, w hereupon no
such examination will be held by me.
David Hawes, uoroner.
The information herein contained
simply substantiates what Tna
akgcs learned upon investigation
several days ago that Mrs. Barrett
was not the author ol the letter re.
ceived by Coroner Hawes, demand
ing the exhuming of the remains of
her husband and a post mortem.
Unpleasant as was the duty devolved
upon The Argus in ascertaining
this fact, and far as it was from its
inclination or purpose to add burden
to the grief so deep as that felt by
tne iamny oi air. narrett, it was
nevertheless also learned, as stated
heretofore, that the feeling still re
mains and probably will ever remain
that Walter Barrett's death was the
result of malpractice. Edward E.
Barrett, brother oi the deceased,
arrived last evening from Toolsboro.
Iowa, and he shared in the feeling of
the others to whom the deceased was
dear that there was nothing to be
gained for them but further anguish
and sorrow in countenancing a rigid
inquiry into the cause of death.
A MIDNIGHT FIRE ALARM
Lard Ifnlte. and Envelope, the City Bak
ery. Room In Flame.
Fire threatened the destruction of
the City bakery at 226 Seventeenth
street fast night. When the fire de
partment arrived the baking room
was enveloped in flames and gave a
discouraging aspect to an attempt to
prevent the incurrence of at least
serioas damage. fortunately the
blaze had not yet secured much of a
hold on the woodwork and the appli
cation of chemicals soon had it under
The fire started while the bakers,
Daniel Manro and William Bennett,
were eating their midnight lnnch at
the residence of fcdward De Rue,
which is located a short distance
from the bakery ou the west. Before
leaving they placed a large pot con
taining about thirty pounds of lard
on the stove. Some butter wes also
mixed in it. It is supposed the
water contained in the butter Uidu t
get along peaceably with the lard
aaa an eruption was the conse
quence. For when they Beared the
bakery room it presented a threaten
ing sight. Air. Bennett Called the
fire department. The smoke had
spread all over the bnildinir and dso
pie in the adjoining places had their
slumbers disturbed by the odor, and
quite a little excitement prevailed
until the flames were finally subdued.
The damage amounts to the bu miner
of a few bread boxes and the scorch
ing of the floor.
About Those Tracks.
There was a meeting of the alder
manic committee delegated to ar
range for the removal of illegal
tracks along First avenue at the
council chamber last evening. Mayor
B. F. Knox and City Attorney Haas
were also present, being appointed to
act in conjunction with the commit
tee, which is composed of Aids. Foss.
Kennedy, Pender, Dauber, Schroe-
der, bchremer and Surman. The
track question was given a thorough
airing, and although it is prob-
auie mat a iew oi the tracks
will be ordered removed the com
mittee does not propose condemning
all the ' supposed illegal ones, for if
such a course was decided on it is held
nearly every track on First avenue
would be involved, as there are but
a few which hold franchise rights.
And then the committee viewed the
queston from a commercial point
i- v . K
wnicu suggested leniency toward the
railroad corporations in that in crip.
p'ing their right of way into a city
meant a certain loss to the latter.
bo it appears the committee will en
deavor to satisfy all concerned so
far as consistent. No definite action
was taken and the committee ad
journed to meet again Monday even
ing. The Modern Wajr
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 nse
tne oeiigntiui liquid laxative remedy.
Syrup of Figs. Manufactured by
KBiuuruia rig eyrup company.
She Weald ha a Beaaty If
Her face wasn't covered with tim.
pies and blotches. How often we
hear this expression. Tis a pity
this beauty with an "if" did not go
to M. F. Bahnaen's drug atore and
get a trial (50 cents) bottle of Foley
Sarsaparilla, which would soon clear
Slad Tiding to -.,
- Foley' Honey and Tar gives quick
and positive relief to all cases. 50
cents. For sale at M. F. Bairn sen's
, Auction Kingsbury's tonight.
POLICE COURT WRANGLE.
Aa Attaraey aad
Things were lively in the police
conrt during the progress of the
Buryanek drunk and disorderly case
this morning, and at one juncture
the atmosphere of that generally
peaceini uttie room overlooking sec
ond avenue assumed a threatening
pnase. it appeared as though At
torney John Looney and Officer
Kichard Carnes would measure
dukes, but they succeeded in con.
trolling themselves and the storm
passed over after at little.
me trouble arose over Attorney
Looney disputing the truthfulness of
Officer Carnes1 statement relative to
the arrest of John Bnryanek. The
policeman said he met Bnryanek be
tween 12 and 1 o'clock yesterday
morning standing in front of Scha
fer's saloon on Second avenue, drunk
as a . lord. He told Burvanek to
mosey homeward, bnt the gentleman
from Milan, the officer claims, gave
a taucy answer and said he would go
Dome wnen ne got good ana ready.
The officer met Mr. Buryanek a short
time afterward upbraiding a com
panion on Market square in painted
language. So Buryanek was ar
rested. Attorney Looney disbelieved the
officer's statement and made a little
argument. Officer Carnea became
enraged and told the attorney what
ne tnougnt oi mm: ana the saaire
knocked the bark off the table trying
to preserve order in the conrt.
The court fined Bnryanek $4 and
costs as charged. Attorney Looney
iuok an appeal to tne circuit court.
Local Mill. Not A fleeted.
A new rate on lumber goes into ef
fect today from Superior. Wis., to
Sioux City, Sioux Falls and other
paints in that direction. The mills
in that vicinity have been trying for
years to get into the territory which
is considered to rightfully belong to
the lumbermen along the Mississippi
river, and this is a step in that di
rection, though the tri-city owners of
mills say it does not affect them as
yet, there being no lumber shipped
in tnat territory Trom tnis point.
They say that it will have no effect
this side of Dubuque, and but little.
if any, above that point. Neverthe
less they look upon the reduction
with little favor, as it is a movement
one notch nearer to their territory.
They have, by combined effort, suc
ceeded in defeating several attempts
to get rates which would allow the
lumbermen along different lake
points to ship to Omaha and other
Missouri river points and have been
uniformly successful in accomplish-
mg tueir oDject to a degree, though
not to the extent which they would
like. They keep a watchful lookout
ior any such entering wedges ench
as this -might prove, for they know
that eternal vigilance is not only the
price of success, but the price of life
also in their cases. The reduction
which has been made is from 24 cents
per hundred to 21 cents.
Mrs. Charles Thurman, of Twenty.
second street between Fifth and
Sixth avenues, was surprised last
evening ny a number oi her mends.
who called to spend the evening.
The Misses Nora and Viola Adams
sang several fine selections during
me evening ana between speeches
ana various games all enioyed them
selves very much. A lap lunch was
served by Mrs. Thurman. Those
Nora Adam. Viola Adam,
Lottie F"ter, Minnie Teidnsno,
CorOUiT. Jtdtth Knwhman,
Betty Ttidemann, Nellie Collin..
St iui Scnllr. Edward Collins.
Janes Co'llna, (bear Ul'debrandt.
N D Thurman. Lee Collin.,
Statistics show that thousands of
infants and children yearly die of
membranous croup. We do not ex.
aggerate when we state that every
one of those innocents could have
been saved had Foley's Honey and
Tar been given them in time. Can
you afford to be without it in your
household? tor sale at fll. t. Bahn
sen's drug atore.
Rush, Kingsbury's, 7:30 tonight.
That are '
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 these lines
Cleanliness, Courteous At
tention and Fair Dealing are
oar watchwords of success.
G. A. McDonald
04 Fifth Ave. Phone 11H.
"o Rcdttco QtocZx
Short Lengths of Carpet,
Odd Dressers, and
We Deliver Goods as Usual.
A. J. SMITH & SON
12? and 125 West Third street, Davenport.
W 41 e
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
" Shirts and
" Long Pant Suite - - -Men's
all wool Suits ...
Mother's Friend Flannel Shirt Waists
Great Reductions on Men's, Boys' and
1804 Second Avenue.
NOW READY FOR BUSINESS.
BEAD OUR REMARKABLY LOW PRICES:
Ken's half soles, (sewed) 70c
Men's half soles, (pegged) 60c
Men's heels straightened. 20c
Boys' half soles, 2 to 6 45c
Beys' heels straightened 20c
Youths' half soles, 11 to 2, ..... . 30c
Youths' heels straightened I6c
All rips on shoes sold by as
We will nse only the best
We will call (or your laundry bundle any day yo say,
wash yonr clothes ia fine filtered waters, aae the very
best washing materials that money can bay, ass bo in
jurious alkalies or acids, iron them ia the most
Modern Ironing Machines
Known to science, being careful not to tear tnem, shrink
or fade them. Then we will deliTer yoor handle on
, the day promised. If there is any loss by fire, br cleri
cal error or by fadlnC wo will reimburse yon in falL
This Is what we term honest' lanndrr work. Drop a
postal we'll do the rest. '
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
Baursfeld & Sexton. Telephone 1293.
BEGINS FEB. i.
a a . I
$1.00, " 85c
30 S5c 25c
47c " 35c
$7 to $10. $6.00
$6.75 to $10" 6.00
Ladies' half soles, (turned) 65c
Ladies' half soles, (welt) 65o
Ladies' half soles, (pegged) 40a
Ladies' heels straightened 15c
Misses' half soles 30c
Misses' heels straightened 16e
Children's half soles 25e
Toe caps. 15c
wjll be sewed np free of charge.
stock and guarantee onr work.