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CLEUANN & SAIZUANN'S
List ol Useful Christmas Presents:
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Clemann & Salzmann
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue.
Solid Silver Tea Spoons of the Gorham make, the
world's standard of excellence, $3.50, $375 and $4.50
1703 Second Avenue.
lg3f"5M PUNT jit THE WM ,
'Jewel StMt Raagts 12$ aai op
Have yo that beautiful Jp
R" t 215 r Nj iqiU U toe city
t vrry tv. aboltIy warranted 1UI
e lif tim' apr1nrt with mIm of fr
.Vhunn) lo arwaks f f Itself. Oar
Ki' lto U "the bait at the most reasonable
WK PAT HIE FREtUUr OS OUT OF-TOWN ORDERS.
Mvers & Company
OypsiKtte ilrper lloaae.
Bed Room Suits from $950
up to $150.
Parlor Suits from $18 up to
Dining Tables from $3.50 up
Over 100 styles of Rocking
Chairs to select from, $1 up.
The largest stock and lowest
prices in the Tri-cities.
A Side Board.
A Dining Table.
A set Dining Chairs.
A Book Case.
A Writing Desk.
A Parlor Set.
A Parlor Table.
A Fancy Stand.
A Nice Couch.
A Bedroom Suit.
A Ladies Dressing Table.
A Nice Rug.
A Foot Stool.
A Music Cabinet.
A China Closet.
A Hall Rack.
A Fine Chair.
1 Salve Boxes, Man
icure Pieces and
all things pertaining to
the Toilet needs at low
Jr live Rurarrs, finer, la tht
city lor th moo j, f 2J.0 and op.
Jawal" soft col 8w Bur-irs, pro
nounced by nms tie only perfect soft
Coal stove at 121.50 and pp.
Jwl Osk Iftaters. cut or sheet
noa.es. from 6 so tad tip.
1821 SECCID 1TI
Goes on the Stand for the
State in the Conspir
HE DID I0T FIGURE 05 THE JOB.
OMMs.aattoa U Corn thla Aftaraao.,
1 1 Umlag Krjtlag Wm "fistd" la
Atr. aal an Ua Did Wm to Blfa
Hla K.bm ta Ua Blt-Si-Mayor Kaca
aaa Al f. KiiMd; t, IiMnw.
John Malhero. the orieinsl con
tractor on the Twenty-foutth street
torm drain, and one of the principal
defendants in the con i piracy case,
which is the outgrowth of that job,
went on the stand thii afternoon for
His testimony caused a sensation in
the court room. He said he never
Intended bidding on the j b; that one
day William Nevin asked him how
he stood with the e ty. He replied
that his standing was all right a far
as he knew. Mulhern said be was
then asked to Looney & Kelly's office.
where he signed a prepared bid,
which was submitted to and acceDUd
bj the citj council, lie said he hsd
notning to aa with getting bonds
men or any of the details ct the nut
The examination of H. G. Paddock.
the Moline civil engineer, who went
on the stsnd late yesterday after.
noon, was concluded this morning,
lie said he drew the plans for the
norm urain: tnars all be had to do
with the job. He stipulated Tort,
land cement in the specifications, he
said, because it was the beat for that
kindofwoik. He said MUaankee
would not do.
C. J. Larkin. the building eontran
tor, testmea mat rortland was a
stronger cement than Milwaukee;
that he would not thick of making
such a chautre as was al sped in tha
storm drain job if the specifications
i a m . . . . .
caneu mr roruana, Dut toet Milwau
kee would give good satLIaciion if
Aid. W. C. Mancker told nf Jr.hn
Looner callini? on him and ntfttinir
inn ine people wco Duilt the drain
wanted some money, and cf the var
ious investigations of the work made
by the oonnoil committee, and r.f tha
discovery of the substitution in ce-
Spc-nccr Mattison aaid ho unld in
. 1 . inn .
uD cuutrsctora w Darreis or rort
land cement and 9 'JO bnrreUnf Mil
waukee: that 12 16 ner barrel
paid for Portland and 75 cent fnr
Milwaukea, but that the original
price maue to me contractors for the
roruana was 2 60 per barrel.
KENMEUI OX TUB 8 f AMD.
wtaiaB Wai Told tha rr.-Ot W.ra t
The session yesterday afternoon
developed much important testimony
tor the state. The promises of tht
dcrense to show by the examination
of Aid. Kennedy that the prosecution
at.. . . . .
mo outcome oi a political pqnab.
bio did notmatcrializt), and thu da
fendants took counsel of discretion
nd dropped the wary alderman
with a tew perfunctory questions
An effort by Mr. Sweeney la the ex.
amination of both the alderman and
ex-Mayor Knox ta show that in all
inoir proceeains in tbe matter tbey
were actict? in rood faith and i-h
no ulterior political motive, wai
strenuously opposed by the defense,
and the court held such evidence to
be Immaterial. Mr. Sweener con
ceded the point, but aid that the de
ibubo iia tea wun a ii jurish tbat
wonld show tbat the whole proce- d
log was a mere political scheme
Knox and Kennedy, and he simplv
desired to show tbe facts.
The further examination of John
N. Huntoon developcl that during
the coon hour he had endeavored tc
break the two bricks apart that be
had fastened together with Buckey
Portland cement and only succeeded
in doing so when he struck them five
blows with a heavy hammer, and tht
cement did not break vn thi n tint
the bricks. This evidence Wan rnr-
rol orated bv Antrust M-ll..r th
gri car, who saw the experiments ol
Huntoon and participated in them
James Slater, a workman on the
j:b, testified to carrying tbe mortar
en the work, and corroboratod the
various other witnesses as to the
changea In tbe working qualities of
the mortar, although knuin noth
ing about the change in the cement
ciccpt as snown in ine mortar. He
said in no case was concrete uoed.
A'.d. uiiam Kenned v wa tha
principal witness at this sesiinn Ha
aid he was serving his fourth term
as alderman, and was a member of
the sewer committee; that he fre.
Siently went over the course of the
ain during its construction, and
from the Hart complained cf tbe
s if men of the brick, and otnnlainpd
i cften fiat finally he pave it nn a
Hi n ana oreppoa tbe matter of
he brio; that be knew nothing about
the substitution t)t inferior ran-ient
. . ' . r r 1
nnt 1 informel bv M. J Murphy:
tn t he immediately set absut inves
tigating tbe matter by calling upon
Brown, Spencer Mattison and
men eogagtd on tbe work, and when
sufllcient information waa received
to warrant it he had a committee
appointed to investigate. In the
course of the investigations of this
committee It was thought beet to
have tbe work Inspected bv a com
petent outside engineer, and upon
the anthrtitv of tha ntnm:ta
TUESDAY, DECEMBER .14. 1897.
George W. Chandler was sent for.
When tie facts were all secured this
committee made its report to the
council. Then the defendants be
gan to endeavor to prove that the
tacts stated in the report were on
true. : Mr. Looney appeared before
the council, and stated that there had
been nothing but Portland cement
need on the job and he conld prove
it; that while the matter was pending
before the Council both kooney and
Kelly to witness1 honse and said!
came "What are you fighting the
storm drain for?" Witness said:
It am not fighting the storm
drain. I have heard that
there has been a change of ce
ments, and I mean to hunt it up
and find out. Bat yoa are not in
terest except as Schnell's lawyers,
are yon?" Looney said' that they
were; tbat "Jevin was simply em
ployed as superintendent, and when
the wotkls fully done the profits are
to 08 aivnTed.." Bat be did not state
between whom the profits were to be
Ei-Mror Emit Story.
Testimony es to the letting of the
contract to John Mo) hern waa offered
by ex-Mayor B. F. Knox, who said
he knew Mulhern had no property
and little, if any, money. After tho
work had been commenoed, the wit
ness s Ud he informed Mulhern that
he bad better dispense with the ser
vices of upt. Kevin; that Mu'.hern
promised to do so; that on hearing
of the substitution of inferior ce
nt, nt he saw Inspector Frick, who
said he know of no such thing. Mr.
Knox also had the word of Spencer
Mattison, of the Port Byron Lime
association, that no Milwaukee ce
ment was being used on the job.
When the contract waa transferred
to Schnell, that gentleman agreed
to make good a loan of 1500 made
by the mayor to Malhorn, but
Mr. Knox said that the amount had
not been liquidated as yet.
SUPERVISORS IN SESSION.
Imp.irtant Waak I'romlMd far tha Decern.
Ikt MeetlD( of tba County Board.
The county board of supervisors
met in December session this after
noun, Chairman Ctrev presiding.
Tbe board seated II. C. Trent as su
pervisor for Port Byron, succeeding
3. J. Maxwell, reeigned, ordered the
fitting np of a room In the court
house for the township collector, ap
proved the bond of Fred Tittering
ton in the sum of fUS.i'OO as county
collector, and adjourned until tomor
The duty of the board to which
public interest will chief! v attach
will be the selection of a steward for
the poor firm. As heretofore stated.
W. II. H. Dow is an applicant for
reelection, whue supervisors J. G.
Button and Joseph Fiizpatrick are
also candidates. The ground has
been taken tbat neither of the super
visors mentioned is eligible under
the ' law, as being in a position to
command tho influence of fel
low members. It is a fact that the
law is very plain on this point, but
Supervisor Britton points to past
ac:s of the board in conflict with the
statutory provision which have
passed without question, such as the
election of James Robertson to the
same position under identically the
same cucumstancos, tbe election of
Charles Oberg as janitor of the
court house, etc., and he is disposed
hi tats mu pusiuoa inai n ne re1
signs as supervisor before being
voted upon for poor farm steward.
the restrictions of the law will cease
ts apply to him. There promises to
be a lively contest over the appoint-
uieui in aii events.
Tna Lataa Fulton Bow.
Reports from Fulton todav ar i
that quiet is atiil maintained there,
but it wonld not be surprising if an
outbreak occurred at any moment.
Late last night Postmaster F. K. Bas
tian declared he would not yield his
position, and it was exneoted todav
that an inspector would be in town
. - .I . . . .
to lorcioiy eject mm ana install Dr.
Moon. In such an evrnt thn i nann.
tor may find himself imprisoned in
mo ueput Burrouucea oy a vengeance
seeking mob when he attemnta to
To demonstrate that our rricna ara
alwaV3 the l0W0at WO tlon nn anla
this week the choicest of our silks.
bilks that sold fo 7.1 1 and PI In win
be sold for 49csrya.rd.
Silks that sold for 90a. Si i oc
and 1.50 for 6'Jj a yard.
Silks that sold for II SO. ti 75 19
and S2 50 a yard for 95 e a Txrd.
Habned at Vox Macb, Davenport.
A Mealaetad Com
Is an all-embracing cause of disease.
It clogs the lungs with mucus. It
strains and breaks down the lung
tissues. Dr. Bells's Pine-Tar-Honey
is an nnfailin? cure far cono-ha and
Colds. It rebuilds the tisanes and
gives strength to the lungs by enp-
pyiog toe oiooa Iat formiDe
oxygen. 25 cents at all good drup.
Many have lost CObfidenpn and hnna
as well as health, because they hate
W 1J .1 ...
uurn iuiu meir xiamy disease s
incurable. Foley' kidney Core s
a guaranteed remtdy for tbe dis
cuurngei and disconsolate. Fjr sale
by T. 11. Thomas.
Constipation is the cause of all
sorts of serious disorders of the
blood Strong catbaitics are woree
than useless Burdock H! ond Hit
her iscature's own remedv for trou-
oie oi this sort. Sold by Marshall A
Just try a 10 cent box of Cascarets.
i he freest liTer and bowel regulator
Woodmen State Deputies Meet
in, Annual Session at
IHTEEESTTSG SHOWD? Q PBISEHTED.
Haa Ooaiol JCtrthcott'a Address Show
tna O-'dar a BpV,ua Growth and Gala
TM Board or Olraetora Maattng tad
Othor Ffoeccdlot A (Toot lair tho So
The state deputy head consuls of
the Modern Woodmen of America as.
sembled in annual session in the
gentlemen's reading room at the
Harper this morning. The confer,
ence will continue three days. Head
Consul . A. Korthcott, of Green
ville, 111., presided, and in his open
ing address spoke of the order as go
ing into the new year with all death
losses paid and $160,000 cash in the
Done fit land, the best record the or
der had ever made. The net gain in
membership during the year was
54,000, a gain over the splendid
record of the year before of 7,000.
An evidence of the economical man
agement of the order was shown
in the fact that the mortuary
rate had been reduced from
4 60 par thousand members to
4.S0. Head Consul Northcott spoke
in a manner complimentary to the
deputies for their work in behalf of
the upbuilding of the order, and
nrged them to renewed zeal and en
deavor daring the coming year, offer
ing me prediction tnat oy tne lime
another head camp arrived, the meet-
oeribip would be crowding the half
million mark. A general discussion,
;ed by Edwin A. lteece, of Portland.
Ore., followed. This afternoon the
"Deputies' Reports and Voucher Sys
tem" was taken up by O. F. Avery,
of Loganeport, Ind., and a general
discussion was led by W. II. Daw
son, of Slsyton, Mich. ; George B.
Albert, of MaiBhalltown, and F. B.
Van Slyko, of Madison.
! Wotk Stappad Oat.
The program for the remainder of
the session is as follows:
This Evening's Session "The
Board of Directors and State Depu
ties," Director a. k. Talbot. General
discussion led by . E. Murphy,
W. ; A. Bodenberg and Charles L.
Wednesday Forenoon "Camp and
Assistant Lieputies," u. i. Thornton.
General discussion led by Charles E.
Whelan and David C. Zink.
Wednesday Afternoon "Public
Gatherings 'an Aid to Deputies,"
E. E. Murphy. General dUcussion
led by W. A. Rodunberg and A O.
Wednesday Evening "Deputy
Work and the Courts," General At
torney J. G. Johnson. General dis
cussion led by Directors White and
Thursday Forenoon "Our Com
petitors," Charles J. Byrns. Gen
eral discussion led by John F. Harris
ana j. b. Martin.
Thursday Afternoon "How to Or
ganize Slew Camps," George B. Al
bert General discussion led by C
D. Elliott and Ned C. Sherburne.
Thursday Evening Meeting of
The complete list of deputy con
sols is as ioiiows: Illinois, W.
A. Rodenberg, East St. Louis; Iowa,
Vj. a. Albert, Marshalltown; Wiscon
sin, C. E Whelan, Madison; Kansas.
E. E. Murphy, Leavenworth; Ne-
orasra, ur. a. u. faulkner, Lincoln;
Minnesota, W. H. Dawson, Slay ton;
Michigan, C. J. Byrns, Ishpemin?:
South Dakota, F. U. Van Slyke. Mad-
ison;ortn Dakota, u. L. Ward. El-
lendaie; Mwsourl, D. I. Thornton,
Kansas City; Indiana, O. F. Avery,
unron sport; umo, . u. Sherburne.
Continued on Fifth page.
Is the forerunner to consnmntinn
Dr. Ball's Tine-Tar-Honey will cure
i:, and give such strength to the
Jungs that a cough or a cold will not
settle there. 25 conts at all good
Cfrful Unrlatraaa UlRa.
, A 1
A pretty far artiln. niiamn
mull and cape, at Richter's, 219
second street. Davenport.
A Perfect Fit.
Fit is first Considera
tion when you are buy
ing footwear. Style is
next. We combine fit
and style to durability
and. reasonable prices
Now for Christmas.
Forgetting self, and remembering others, we are all ready for a big
Christmas trade, more ready than ever be 'ore. Fifty new clerks and 20 ad
ditional cash girls already engaged, and more wanted for the next two
We have double the quantity of Christmas goods we have ever shown.
More jewelry, more china and crockery souvenirs, more handkerchiefs,
more toilet articles, more gloves, more brashes and mirrors, more ribbons,
more lace, more books, more toys, more dolls, more pocket books and hand
bags, and the thousand and one Items which we know so well how to gather
together from the uttermost parts and about prices they are the smallest
we have ever known little, less, least you have ever known.
Beginning Monday night, Deo. 13, our store will be open evenings un
til Christmas. In addition to all onr other big bargains we're going to give
you something each evening to pay yon to come down after supper. Be
ginning Monday evening at 7:30 100 dozen. 20 styles, fancy edge handker
chiefs, worth np to 25o, none worth less than 15o, take your piok at 7o.
Not more than half a dozen to any one customer.
At 7:30 Monday evening, little girls' carpet sweepers (will sweep oloan)
10c. Ton have seen them sold at 36c in other stores. The regnlar 40o
weepers at 19o, and the 60o kind at 23c. The prices on the sweepers will
hold good each evening while they last.
At 7:30 Monday evening 100 children's handsome board covered books,
40 pages, 5o. Not over two to one customer. None after Monday evening
at 5o. At 7:30 Monday evening 100 pounds burnt peanut candy 6o a pound.
Just watch and Bee the crowd gather at our store Monday night. Every
body will want to be there. Not only Monday evening but every evening
until Christmas and every day, and ail day. See if we're not right.
After this week no more free embroidery or needle work lessons until
after Christmas. Remember none after this week. We're eo busy we can't
spare the time.
Watch the daily papersfor announcement of our specials look every
day, read them all, it will pay you. Remember we shall expect to see you
all on Monday evening. Store open until 9 o'clook each evening until
! Gifts for Men
Umbrellas and Canes,
Gloves and Hosiery.
Suspenders and Shirts,
Hats and Caps,
Jewelry, Cuffs and Collars,
Men's Suits and Overcoats,
Boys9 Suits and Overcoats,
An endless variety of good
! and you know the price is
iSoa Second Avenue.
- J J i witVvJ allCliUv
If you don't like to wear rubbers, try a pair of our never-slip-sole
shoes, or a pair of box calf heavy sole shoe3
they will keep your feet dry.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE,
In great variety. Please give us a cJI. Bridge Ca'i will
take you in front of cur slor j.
Third and Harrison Streets
1730. nn, 1721. 172. and 1728 Seoosd Ann...
II and kerchiefs
If you find that your
shoes leak; come to us
and we will fit you out
with a pair of good sub
stantial rubbers. We have
rubbers and overshoes to
171J SECOND AVENUE.