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THB ABGUSi MONDAY, JAXUARY 30, 1899.
If you need to be economical that there is no
such other place as Clernann & Salzmann for
furniture. Lowness in price is not always
ecenomy, but the values that are( obtained at
these great furni ure stores are consistent
enough to make it advantgeous for you to buy
here. Others make extravagant claims, but,
For Variety, Newness of Style,
Reliability of Goods, and
Fairness in Price
We lead them all. You will always find court
eous treatment and a desire to please. If j-ou
are thinking of doing any extensive furr ishlng
this spring it will pay you to come and talk it
over. Its instructive to see our stock. Come
and visit our stores.
Cor. Sixteenth Street
THE BEST 9 99
St earn s
ASfEWKiniNO MACniSE! The Wi-o-Cycic:!
N.a.Ktnt r.illv knonn. Ititlc-n only
,,y. 5a inventor. Will he Lump lurMii.-t the
t.lo Of i ontw ho will, anrl it ill knock io,-l
lllcvcle M"nw Into him. He will re alize that
C. A. SPENCER'S,
202 Eighteenth street,
W. C. Maucte's Cash Prices.
It is now nearly one year since V. C. Maucker moved his Cro
cery Business into his tine commodious store on the corner of
Seventeenth street and Fourth avenue, and the year's business
has leen so highly satisfactory that Mr. Mancker has decided to
start another store at 2224 Fourth avenue, in what was formerly
the II. L. Wheelan grocery. The new store is started for the
purpose of accommodating Mr. Maucker's rapidly grpwiu"
trade in the east eud of the city, and at the saninie bv divid
ing large purchases of groceries he is able to'makc verv low
prices, which no doubt will be appreciated ly all patrons of the
grocery trade. Note the following list:
Granulated Sugar 13 lbs
Woodman's Choice Flour. . . .
Maud S. Flour v
iSqu are Deal Flour
Kansas Woodman Flour
Triumph Second Grade Flour
Best Iairy Butter, per lb
Strictly Fresh Eggs per doz. .
Best Fine Salt per bbl
Nice California liara per lb . .
Regular bams per lt ...... .
Sliced ham per It
XXXX Coffee per package
Arbucie's and LioD coffee per
Good Sweet Corn ter can ....
Great Rock Island Corn 4 cans
Other Better Brands 3 for
Good rice per lb
These prices prevail at both
Avenue and Seventeenth SU Wheelan store 2224 Fourth avenue.
and Second Avenue.
Bicycles in Town.
Bread, 3 loaves joe
California Apricots, per can 11c
Yellow Table IVaches 2 for 25c
Nice Canned Pea, per can Zc
California Teaches per can. 15c
Fine Homemade Mincemeat3 lbs 25e
Apples, per jeck SO, 40 or 50c
Syrup, per gallon 35C
Sorghum, r-er gallon 40c
Staple Syrup. jer gallon 60c
New Navy Beans. 6 quarts 25c
New Scotch IVas, 6 quarts 25c
Soap. 6. 8. 10 or 16 bars for 5c
J-arge Oranges, per doz 35c
Naval orarges ier peck 40c
Sweet naval oranges doz 10. 12$ or 15c
Finest and Best Urangea.Jper doz S5c
Splendid Bakiag Powder, per lb. 20c
Tea per It. 2i, SO. 35 or 50c
stores. Main store corner Fourth
Tri-City Congress Favors Rail
way Extensions on Con
dition. LIVELY DISCI7SSI03 BY THE EODY.
Large Attendance at a Special Meeting
at the Industrial Home Yesterday-J. F.
Lardner Explain Position of Ills Cor
poration and What It Desires Various
An extension of its franchise, as
asked by the Tri-City Bail way com
pany, was recommended. . condition
ally, by the Tri-City Labor congress
at a special meeting held yesterday
afternoon in the Industrial home.
There was a lively discussion of the
question before action was taken, and
while there were many opposed to
long franchises, very few expressed
themselves against the proposition of
the railway company, realizing the
advantages to the cities and people
alike that would follow the granting
of the riirht that it seeks.
The assembly hall was filled when
the meeting was called to order at
2:30 by President Benton Davis, of
Moline. Mr. Davis stated the object
of the gathering to lie one in which
the people generally, and the laboring
men particularly, were interested.
They came together for fair discussion
and intelligent deliberation. They
should not put themselves in the light
of obstructionists. In the absence of
a thorough knowledge of the situa
tion J. t. Limner, general manager
of the Tri-City Railway company, was
invited to address the congress, lie
said he thought the public was inter
esieu in me Mreet car service, ami his
company was desirous that what it
was doing, and intended and hoped to
do, should be known and freely
discussed. He reviewed the history
of the street car system, and drew a
picture that all could well appreciate
of the transformation from the bob
tail hor-e car to the introduction of
electricity and improved equipment
and rapid transit all accomplished
within the short iteriod of 10 years.
but entailing the loss of an enormous
sum to the Chicago capitalists who
invested tht-ir money here for specu
lative purposes. 1 hey never realized
a dollar on their investment, Mr.
Lardner said. The property had now
passed into the hands of Davenport,
Rock Island ami Moline citizens men
who wanted to see their towns grow
ami improve ana were willing to ro
ahead and put more money into the
enterprise build extensions and in
every way le.ter the service, conti-
dent in the belief that th publicJ
would stand by them m giving them
such support as was necessary to exe
cute this progressive spirit."
Service Ahead of Towns.
Mr. Lardner said the service was 10
vears ahead of the locality, and stand
ing alone, neither of the cities could
expect to enjoy such a system. For
instance, the Moline Central was
coniielled to go out of busi
ness. It was to be purchased
by and operated in conjunction with
the Tri-City company, provided the
irani-iiisc sougnt was allowed in time
to take advantage of the GO-dav op
turn that had. leen secured on the
property. Mr. Lardner said his com
pany, in order to go ahead with the
improvements contemplated, must
have capital. It must borrow, anil
to get a desirable loan must show at
least a 25-year franchise; in other
words an extension of 15 vears to its
present grant. His company had not
the linances to do the things it wanted
to do, and as the system was not
more than paving operating expenses.
the company was obliged to mortgage
its property and trust to the future for
returns. To illustrate the street car
advantages enjoyed here. Mr. Lard
ner referred to Iowa City, where
10,000 bonus, with liberal franchise
thrown in, had been offered to any
one wno would go mere aud put in
an electric line.
Stand on Its Itccord.
Mr. Jjardner said his company was
willing to stand on its record in deal
ing fairly with the public and its em
ployes. It came here under the hard
est of circumstances. Hours
work for its men had liecn reduced
voluntarily by the company, and
wages increased in the same manner,
and the company hotted to make
further concessions in these directions
when conditions warranted. He said
his company did not want anything
but what was just. His company did
not want to take snap judgement. It
wanted to do everything open and
alKtve board and with the full knowl
edge of the whole people. His com
pany was only askiug a right to exist
and do business a'lease of life.
W. II. Sehillinger moved the ap
pointment of a committee of three
from each city to confer with the city
councils and representatives of the
street car company, and to guard the
interests of the laboring people in tne
matter of procuring such concessions
as were possible in the extension of
the company's franchises, and if nec
essary at any time to call a special
meeting of the congress for action.
C. J. Searle, upon invitation, ad
dressed the congress. He said the
franchise question was one that should
be given long and wise consideration,
and as a necessity for this referred to
j the experience of other cities, where a
lew men nail gotten control oi J;nes
l and amassed great wealth.
j J. W. Cavanaugh said he believed
, that all were in possession ' of the
lacts, ana j ne saw no reasonable
grounds for opposition to immediate
endorsement of the company's re-
i G. E. Morgan said the ideas were
not nyitwred. Nothing had been said
bv members of the congress. He
protested that this was not considera
tion. A Ceneral Expression.
At this juncture it was decided that
all present be heard ou the question.
Various opinions were expressed.
P. Sexton said he favored en
dorsement of the street car com
pany's proposition, as it could
uot" do otherwise than redound
to the benefit of the laboring j
people and the cities alike. J. K.
Larkin and r. i. cary voiced .air.
Mr. Welch, a delegate from Moline.
was radically opposeu to me irau
chises, and pointed out that the com
pany intended maKing oniv sucii im
provements as it deemed necessary to
keep pace with the times. He said ,
that if the adoption of the franchise
came before the Moline council at its
next meeting it would go through 'if
money would do the business." .
F. A. Andrews did not doubt the
honesty of the company's purpose,
but he" believed concessions should be
made to the people, too.
Aid. 11. R. Albiecnt. oi Moline, de
nied the allegation that a Moline al
derman could be bought. He be
lieved in a liberal policy in all matters
of public welfare, aud that was his po
sition on tue nunav i-uiujuhy o im
position. Aid. Carlson, ci Aloiinc, also iavoreu
the granting of the extension of the
franchise, but would like the councils
to have control of the fares.
After hearing the ideas of the dele
gates. Mr. Lardner arose aud stated
that such demand;; as dividing profits
3-cent fares, etc., could not be con
sidered. If the company was met by
that spirit it would not invest adollar.
In replying to a cooperative plan ad
vanced bv G. E. Morgan, Mr. Lardner
said: "You say if we lose, we sutler
the consequences, but if we happen to
make a little money we shall divide
it with you." Mr. Lardner also took
occasion to reply to the insinuation
about boodling, emphasizing the fact
that his company had not expended a
dollar here in a corruptive way. I... u
Jabns, of Moline, suspected the com
pany was trving to secure the cxten
sion immediately, fearing that the
Allen law would be repealed, and the
time of franchises reduced. Mr.
Lardner wished it understood that his
company had no interest iu this cor
rupt me'asure. It conducted its bust
ness independently of Chicago or any
other outside city. His company had
already been compelled to suffer the
public s kicks as a result of the Allen
law, and now, he asked, if it was
to be obliged to lay down and wait the
pleasure of the Chicago gang.
Committee is ApHlntet.
J. 1. lJromgoole called for the ap-
poiutmcnt of a committee, as moved
bv JMr. Schillinger, and the lollo'Ving
were named by President Davis: J
P. Dfoingoole. J. W. Cavanaugh, F.
A. Andrews, Hock Island; L. O.Jahns.
C. F. Daebellichn, Albert Lockhart
Moline: J. B. Ye!.cnb ach, Bernard
Henley, John Stanton, Davenport.
Secretary Morgan had prepared
resolution embodying concessions
desired of the company in the event
of its obtaining the grants desired,
some of which were that a franchise
not exceeding 20 vears be gMren; that
the -tandard of wages le maintained;
tliat the lares be reduced morning
and evening for the working people
that the company share Us profits
with the people; disputes be submit
ted for arbitration, and the cities as
sume control of the franchises at the
expiration of the present company's
term, providing such a move is
J. E. Larkin moved that the con
gress endorse the exton.-ion of the
franchise, conditionally. This was
carried unanimously. An attempt to
have the committee instructed in ac
cordance with the resolutions pre
sented by Mr. Morgan was defeated.
The committee is to report at the
regular meeting of the congress
The congress asked that action on
the franchises be deferred by the Rock
Island and Moline councils until after
the meeting of the congress Feb. 12.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
Lardner for his remarks.
The meeting was adjourned at 7
The congress is certainly to be con
gratulated in its chairman, Benton
Davis, who notwitstanding that his
position was a trying one yesterday,
in view of the animated discussion,
acted with fairness ou all sides, giv
ing all an equal hearipg.
Tri-Clty Committee Heard From.
A message came to Rock Island
yesterday from the joint committee
in Washington in the interests of the
proper appropriation for Rock Island
harbor improvement stating that en
couraging progress was leiiig made.
We, the undersigned, do hereby
agree to refund the money on a 5o"-
cent bottle of Greene s Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your
cough or cold. We also guarantee a
25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or
llOKST VOX KotCKKITZ.
Only through car line is via Queen
& Crescent route and southern rail
way from Cincinnati.
Coughing injures and inflames sore
lungs. One Minute Cough Cure
I loosens the cold; allavs coughing and
j heals quickly. The best cough cure
for children," perfectly harmless. For
j sale by 1. 1L. Thomas, A. J. Keissand
. M. F.'Bahnsen, druggists.
I Yes. 'tis true: Foley's Honev and
Tar is the best cough medicine. "
WILD AND WINTRY,
The Sample of Weather We Are
THE COLDEST IN TWO YEARS.
A Bapid Decline Saturday Afternoon
and a Moderation Last Klsht Which
Quickly Changed About Nothing Par
ticularly Cheering in Sight For the Im
At noon Saturday
6 p. m
Suno;y'. a. ni
Ttis mor.irir at 1:30
0 a. m
. .. 1 above
. . . 8 lielow
. U.S below
. . .- J below
Fair and continued coli tonight
J. M. Shebtkb. Observer.
Whew! but wouldn't this frost you? i
We are talking about the weather;
aain. It nas oeen some tune since
that which we have with" us
:ilvays has been deemed woithy of
special mention. The weather -un
derstands the secret of drawing pub-
lie attention about as well as any in
stitution with which we have to do.
When it finds that by reason of the
existence of other troubles, for which
humanity was born to suffer, it is not
coming in for its share of the discus
sions of the hour it simply produces
a shock by doing somethiug outland
ish and everybody is talking about it
in a minute. The last time the
weather was monopolizing the public
mind it was hotter'n blazes, and jteo
ple were sleeping out of doors and go
ing about in attire such as would pro
duce a sensation in short order if
seen on the streets today,
this comes in a very small
age of man's alloted
Glance at the ligures
head of this column and consider the
the shifting atmospheric conditions
through which we have passed since
our lat. During Saturday afternoon
the mercury slid down the scale at a
Coldest In TnoYtari.
Yesterday morning the temperature
was the lowest it has been iu two
years. The weather bureau figures are
given around the surrounding coun
try, and in the three cities the tem
perature varied from 15 to 17 below.
It was cold enough to suit the most
particular all day yesterday, but as
night came ou it moderated and by
1:20 this morning the temperature
had risen to 11 above. Then it struck
tiie toboggan again, an by sun-up
this morning it was down to 12 below
again. Aid it has been below zero all
The coldest previous day in the past
two years was Jan. 25. 1SU7, when it
was l'J lndow.
. Data concerning the month" of Fel
ruary ami covering a period of 27
years has been compiled by Observer
Schericr. It shows that within the
time mentioned the normal tempera
ture was 25, the warmest month being
that of 1SH2, with an average of 3'J:
the coldest that of 175, with an av
erage of 10 above. The highest tem
perature was registered on the 12th.
182. when it was 07; the lowest was
on the Oth. 1688. 21 below. The av
erage number of clear days was S;
partly cloudy, 10; cloudy, 10. From
this it will be seen that there have
1hpu such things as colder weather in
February than we have had so far dur
ing the existing severe snap.
In Olden Time
People overlooked the importance of
permanently beneficial effects and
were satisfied with transient action;
but now that it is generally known
that Syrup of Figs will permanently
overcome habitual constipation, well
informed people will not buy other
laxatives, which act for a 'time, but
finally injure the system. Uuy the
genuine, made bv the California Fig
Educate Your Doncia Vm Cuscareta.
Candy Cathartic, cr con 'nation forever.
10c 25c. ICC. C C faiUd."-tn 'und moncT
Did you ever see one?
Did you ever hear of one ?
Most certainly not. Con
sumption is a disease that
invariably causes loss of
If you are light in weight,
even if your cough is only
a slight one, you should
of cod liver cit tvilh hypo
phospkites. No remedy
is such a perfect prevent
ive to consumption. Just
the moment your throat
begins to weaken and you
find you are losing flesh,
you should begin to take it.
And no other remedy
has cured so many cases
of consumption. Unless
you are far advanced with
this disease, Scott's Emul
sion will hold every in
ducement to you for a
All Drnfreists, nc and $i.
Six pieces half bleached Table Da
mask, 4tc quality, at 3'.c per yard.
1,000 yards checked linen glass
toweling, 9c quality, 5Jc per yard.
850 yards pure linen crash, HJc
quality, at lUe per yard.
10 pieces inch Henriettas, all
colors, for wrappers and childrens'
dresses, while they last, 17c.
50c all wool Jacquards in fancy
weaves at 2'Jc.
New black crepons arriving daily.
75c, OSc. $1.48, $1.67. fl.'AS, and
$2.25 a yard.
Always something cheaper here
than elsewhere, 1,500 yards black and
white figures, turkey red prints, 3Jc
2.000 yards "Farmers choice" line
bleached muslin usually 6c, this week
ic per yard.
26 dozen misses one by one ribbed
black wool hose, siaes only 6 to 8,
hb'h ppliced heel and double knees,
usually 25c, as a leader we say 14c a
lo dozen women's extra long, seam
less black wool hose, while they last,
16c a pair.
Our Jewelry Store.
Wake up early all this week.
Ansou:a Cloek'company's best nick
el alarm clocks, for six 'days, at 57c
A snap purchase in watches; buy
now. 7-jewel movements, made by
the Elin Watch company, live years
I irnaranteed. gold tilled case, either
size, ladies' or men's, while they
last, $5.95; not a misprint.
WE KNOCK OUT
ALL PROFITS IN THIS SALE.
Men's suits $12.50, $11.50, $10.00.
Boys' knee pant suits, $5.00 $4.85, $4.75,
Boys' knee pant suits, $2.75, $2.65, $2.50,
Tennis flannel shirts, 50c and 37c,
A few sizes left, 75c and $1, Blethers friend
flannel waists reduced to
25 per cent discount on all Heavy Overcoats aud
Ulsters at Sommers & La Velio for one week.
1804 Second Avenue.
Our January Sae
Coats, Jackets and Capes.
This week we bring down stairs on
our first floor, all our coats, jackets
and capes. Our entire, stock placed
near main entrance. Nearly 500 gar
ments, all told, will be sold at prices
which will sound like a fairy tale. A
true fairy tale this time. Every jacket
50 jackets were once $ 6 and $8, now
quick, f 1.50.
62 jackets that were good values at
$7.50 to $10, no reserve, f 2.
Warm winter jackets were once $10
and $12, grab quick for $2.50.
All the balance of the best jackets
of the season, that hare sold at $12.50,
$15, $16.50, $1S. $20, $25. $28 and $30.
all. all go in 3 lots at $5, $7 47 and
Such prices should make a clean
sweep of this great big lot of jackets
iu a few days.
A lively corset department. To
make it unusually lively this week we
will sell one leading style of the cele
brated P. X. dollar corsets for 62ct
white, drab and black, all sizes, one to
a customer. 62c, all other times $1.
The agents permit this 62 cent prxa
for only one week.
Ki.'hl dozen lsidieV Anirnra nVeceil vests aad
pants, the best vuruienis iiunle to sell for tl.
VIU closa tbem out at lis,-.
Men's i tit ural mixed so irts and drawers, nev
er better values odered iti t0e; to close at just
Children's camel bair random mixed vests
and pants, we close 'em, ull sizes, IS to 34.
at 4. for size IX. :"e for sixe 'Jo, 6u (or sle 32 and
so on up to size IM.
None ol these lots are large. Come early.
Six dozen jTk hair brushes nt l'Jo each. 1
truss (1 14 1 metal back, hand or stand mirrors,
plate irlass. loe. A rmour's washintc powder,
puekuues for ftc. Wool soap, the fx! cakes, 3
OUND UP i
is attracting the attention of
those in Rock Island and vicinity
that appreciate high quality with
lowness in price. Those desirous
of securing firstclass furniture
at specially advantageous prices
should embrace this rare oppor
tunity in our reduction sale.
PnonCQ 1802 Second
Coo!: Stoves for
Cook Stores with Beserroir for
Full size To. 8 Bfcitn, Square Orea: 4