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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 2&. 1895.
5 V i THE EMERSON CO. THE Our customers have learned that when they want good brooms and brushes they will always find them at The Fair. It always pays to trade at headquarters. " Flat Varnish Brcshes. 1-inch flat varnish brash each 5c. 2 inch flat Tarnish brash each 9c. 3-inch flat varnish brush, best pencil cedar handle stock, bristle thick and (nil, only 25c each. 3- inch flat wall brash, ail white bristle, brass bound, each 30c. 4- inch flat wall brush, same as above, each 40c. 5- inch flat wall brash, same as above, each 50c. 6- inch whitewash heads, well made, each 23c. 7- inch, same as above, each 28c. 8- inch, same as above, each 37c. 9- inch, best brand, finest bristle, each 9oc. 10- inch, best brand, finest bris tle, each fl.23. Horse Brushes. Full size, clear fibre, each 9c. Rice-root horse brush, large size, leather strap, each 2:(c. Our Dandy horse brush, long mixed stock, patent leather back, no better made, each 45c. Tooth Brushes. Standard 3-row tooth brash, each 3c. Our latest tooth brush, with pol ished wood handle, each 9c. An elegant variety of bone han dles, highly polished fine white bristle, each loc. Hair Brushes. Staple hair brush, best for the" money ever offered, full size, best selected dressed fibre, only 9c. A new pattern, long handle, white wood back, all bristle, each 25c. The Boss hair brush, fine white French bristle, 15 rows, genuine olive wood back, each 48c. Out dollar leader, extraordinary value, 15 rows white bristle, set to penetrate the thickest head of hair, only 95c. Nail Brushes. Nail brnsli, five rows, ivory han dle, each 9c. Stove Brushes. Crooked-end stove brush, 10 inches long, black and white stock, each 10c. Scrub Brushes. Genuine rice-root scrub brush, wire-fastened, 10 inhes long a stunner, 10c. Tarn pi co scrub brash, solid back, 'extra Urge select tampico, each 8c. Whisk Brooms. Regular whisk, a good one, very popular, each 9c. Fibre whisk broom. white dressed fibre, doable wire band handle, each 9c. House Brooms. , A well filled and well made broom. 18 pounds to the dozen, a .bargain at 10c. Standard broom, not any better made, 20c. Turkey Feather Dusters. Feather dusters, best and largest ever offered for the money. 9c. A fall length, long handleduster, beats all others. 25c. 12-inch turkey duster,- long han dle, all split feathers, each 30c. 15-inch as above, each 40c Prices talk, we do the business. . ant at "The Fair Store." A Will undoubtedly show the largest and finest assortment of ! FOOTWEAR 1 i li Mnnn.....MfaHnmwannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnwannnSlnwannnnnnwH TBI3 SEASON THAN EVER BEFORE. Surely the Latest Styles, surely the Largest Assortment, surely the Lowest Price if you consult your best interests you will surely this season try For Bargains. JOHN KONOSSY, Carpenter and Builder, OFFICE. HO: Mil SIXTH AVENUE, Shop on Tin 8trd9l BOCK iM .ND. DAVENPORT. FAIR Fishing Tackle. A full line of practical fishing tacklo in demand every year. Kerby ringed hooks, regular sizes, 10 sizes, 15 for 5c. Carlisle ringed hooks, 10 sizes, 15 for 5c. Snell hooks, best quality, 2 for 5c. 20 feet white twisted line, a good first-class line, each 5c. Hand-braided colored line. 25 feet, each 4c. White twisted set line, 53 feet, each 4c. Braided linen black line, 50 feet, each 1 1c. Braided oil silk line, 25 yards, each 25c. 16 feet famished drop line with sinker and Snell hook on wood block, each 5c. 16 feet furnished line, splendid value, genuine linen line, doable Snell hook, long fancy colored floater. Nickle plated trolly spoon, brass swivel, each 10c. 60 yards brass reel, strong and handsome, solid brass, each 23c. Jointed Fishing Rods.- 3-joint brass furls, rare wood finish, each 10c. 3- joint bamboo rod, worth a dol lar, select bamboo, brass furls, each 4Sc. 4- joint bamboo rod. select Cal cutta bamboo, 14 and 15 feet, ringed for reel, first quality, no better, each 95c. Split bamboo, 4 joints with cork handle, fine, select stock, fancy silk wound, each in wood frame, others sell this rod at $ 3, our price fl.95. Sporting Good. The regular grade of giods usually sold for much higher prices. Single action revolvers, rubber handle, 22 calibre, long cylinder, grooved sight, nickle-plated, each 79c. 32 calibre rosewood handle, full nickle-plate, each $1. Safety baiumerlcs3, self-cocking. 32 calibre, center tire, full nickle-plated, rubber handle, most elegant weapon in use. each $2.95. Base Balls. The bos3 base balls, boy's size, each 5c. Professional double cover, each 10c. Professional, league, first qual ity, each 25c. King of the diamond, double seam, rubber center, double cover, warranted, etch 75c. Gray Bat Ball. Soft gray rubber, medium size, each 5c. Soft gray rubber, extra large, each 9c. Solid Rubber Balls 5 inches in circumference, best quality, each 5c. 7 inches in circumference, best quality, each 9c. A full line of ball bats, standard makes, from 5c up. Lawn Tennis Goods. I.awn tennis goods of every de scription at half price. A 4 rachet for fl.95. Tennis balls, the best quality, each 25c. Anything and everything THE RIGHT MAX. City Clerk Huesing's Excellent Record. SHOULD BE KEPT VHEBE EE IS Hnstereo! the Work mnd Introduced Sjetem Which I Acknowledged to Be the Beet the City Ever Had Besola tloa f Acknowledgment of Bia Worth and K llirlent Services. It is generally conceded that Albert D. Huesing will be reelected citv clerk. It has in the. nast been the policy of the city to waive party lines in the selection ol the incumbent lor this most important office. Kx- perienee ana qualifications are the essentials. A capable accountant, one wb.o understands bookkeeping. anl a complicated system at that. v-c,'. ALISERT D. IILT.SlXi;. and who has acquired familiaritv with the.di'tails of the work, is the man. Such a one is Albert D. flues ing. Naturally apt and having an ex perience in bookkeeping, be was the very one to grasp the situation that confronted him, when without knowledge of the affairs of the city other than that of an alderman which he found was of little advan tajre to him in the intricate workings of the ollice, when a most deplor able occurrence deprived him of the assistance of his es teemed predecessor in familiarizing himself witn bis new olhce. Uapt Koehler. through his long years as citv clerk, had devised, as the oCiiie expanded on his hands, a system of bookkeeping, which, while annum ble and with which he was thorough. ly familiar, was not of the generally comprehensive nature that it could re taken up in a minute s notice. Mr. Huesintr bad, on entering the office. therefore, depended much on Capt. Koehler to assist him in assumn-. charge of the affairs. But the ab rupt and lamentable tragedy that overtook Uapt. Koenier deprived Mr Huesing of the advantage of his ser vices, and be was obliged to rclv ab solutely upon his own resources. He thereupon demonstrated that he was an expert and he succeeded in simplifying all the affairs of the ollice and in opening an entirely new sys tem of bookkeeping, the highest en dorsement of which is found in the following report made bv the finance committee to the council at the end of the first year of his administration of the ollice and which the council approved of unanimously: A Well Deerve4 Compliment. Rock Island, May 7, 1834. To the lion. Mavor and City Council, Eock Island Gentlemen: Your committee on finance be leave to submit the following report: We have careful! v examined all the hooks and accounts kept by our most efli cient city clerk. A. V. Huesing. and have found them kept in a neat and business-like manner, and accurate in every particular. A new set of books for the city's accounts, as well as a new water works book have been prepared ami opened upduring the year, aa 1. in the opinion of your committee, the ac counts of the city are kept in a more complete and satisfactory manner than ever before. As a committee we desire thus publiclr to tender our thanks to Mr. Huesin2, our citv clerk, for his kind ness and courtesy to the committee daring our entire 'work of auditing the accounts. Kespectfolly submitted. Daniel Cokkex, Henkv Kisnek, C. W. Foss. Finance Com. Iciojrraphlf-al . Mr. Huesing was born in Daren - Krt in I860, coming to Rock Island several vears later, making it his residence since. He received an ex cellent education, graduating from Koessler's German-English school. the Business college, and Engel- mann't German-English academy. Milwaukee. His school days were over in 1977, when he entered his father's grocery store and took charge of the bookkeeping. A year later he secured a position as messenger for the reople s ational bank, and bad served bat two years in this capac- citr when be was promoted to the office of teller, possessing the intelli gence and ability necessary in such a position before be had reached his majority. He continued in this capacity until 1887, when he re signed to devote his attention to his insurance business, which he had gradually worked op daring his spare hours. In 1391 he was sent to the citv council as the aldrmanic representative from the Fourth ward and at the expiration of his term he was' nominated for city clerk, and was elected over Hugh McDonald. The Argus delivered . every even ing at your door at 10c a week. 3 A BEFORE THE BOARD. Action en the Court Heme Stone Cnttins and the Bonds. The board of supervisors met in pecial session yesterday afternoon. Chairman Sianet presiding. A petition from the Journey men stonecutters' union, and signed bv over 400 property-holders, w'as presented at yesterday's meet ing of the supervisors, asking that the stone to be used in the new court honge construction, be cut in this city. Here was a chance for Super visors Oberg and Sinnet to seek to make it appear that they were at tempting to redress the wrongs they have committed to the labor orgau- zatious bv the disregard and casting aside of all petitions heretofore pre sented by the laloring people, and thev tried it. Oberg was so much in sympathy with the petition that he addressed the board in lnail of its passage, anil even went farther by presentiug a resolution instrucl- ng the UuilUin-' committee to em body in its advertisement for bids a clause to the effect that home labor he employed as far as practicable in the building of the court house. Chairman Sinnet called Supervisor Jenkins to the chair, that he might get cut in the middle of the floor and declare himself in favor of the stone cutters' petition. He couldn't say enough on the nuestion. but at ail events he wanted the petition adopt ed at once. How suddenly the Sev enth warder's cars have opened to the demands of the taxpayers! In giving his opinion in conncetion with ihc adoption of the petition State's Attorney Searlc said that Curtis & Gu:in, like all. other archi tects, had deposited a check for $2 2 as a guarantee that the building would be constructed for f 110,0'J'), but in so doing probably did not take into consideration that the material was to be cut here, and the board's favoring such a move now (not hav ing done it before) might invalid ite the obligation. However, Mr. Searle was in favor of the work being done here, even if it cost more than origi- nallv estimated. With a smile the state's attorney continued, as there was a desire among some of the board to act upon it now. probably it would be a good political move to record themselves, and ir the pet tiou be adopted the action so taken coold be very readily changed after election if the exigencies of the sit uation should warrant such a course. And the petition was adopted. For Political KITect. As far as The Aihils is concerned. its position need hardly be reiter ated. It has contended from tin first that home labor should be pro vided for as far as consistent with the laws in the specifications. It is on this account that, realizing what nmon labor did to make the court house project possible, it has opposed the speetal favors shown to S. J. Collins, who is acknowledged to be the foe of union labor, and .at whose hands the cause of labor would not naturally be expected to receive any consider ation. The board therefore re corded its mutual sentiment when it recognized Collins, an.d the adoption of resolutions at this time, notwith standing that they are right in sen timent, can only be regarded as a mere subterfuge, and as .Mr. Searle so aptly and pleasantly intimated, for mere political eilect. J nut What Act tun Was Tnlcen. At this morning's session of the county board SupervisorObcrg's reso lution providing for the embodiment in the advertisement bids of a clause to the effect that all st ne be cut at home, was adapted, with an amend ment, agreeable to the suggestion made by State's Attorney Searle yes-terd-iy in relation to taking any steps" in the matter, that would be consistent with Architect Gunn's guarantee that the cost of the building should come within $110,000, which virtually places it in the hands of the building committee and superin tendent. 'I be building committee was instructed to ask for two separ ate bids, one providing for the cut ting of the stone at Rock Island, and another elsewhere. When the bids conic in. they will be sub jetted to the scrutiny of the com mittee s confidential advisor, the su perintendent, "of course." the bond committee submitted its report yesterday afternoon, stating that the money had been received and deposited with Mitchell & I.vndc; a numier ol countv banks and corporations had been seen with regard to taking portions of the money ana paying interest thereon until such time as it was needed. The Rock Island Saving bank. Rock Isl and 1 low compan v. Moline State Sav ings bank. Moline People's Savings bank. Simonson & Schaefer's Tort Byron bank, bank of l'ort By ron, liock island reople s National and the Reynolds bank were pre pared to use amounts ranging from (1.550 to $50,000 at 4 per cent. The board this morning left the disposi tion of the money not later than April 3 with the county treasurer with the bond committee s approval. Fragrant fcosonont hardens and invigorates the gums, purifies and perfumes the breath, cleanses, beautifies and preserves the teeth from youth to old age. Sold by all druggists. Tbe Weather. Fair weather and warmer; brisk easterly winds shifting to 'southerly. Today's temperature, 50. F. J. VTaxz. Obt crver. Parks' Tea is a great blood pnriGer and cleanser. A pleasant herb drink which moves the bowels without oain. griping or discomfort. Soli bj Hartx t iwuemeyer. LABOR WILL ACT. Decides in Mass Meeting to Op pose Sinnet and Oberg. THEIR EETIAirr TACTICS ETSESTED The SuperTlaora Will be Ylgaroa.ly bnt Properly Opposed by All Friend of La bor Can The Farcical Attempt of ttt Snpervteere to Square Themselves In the County Board Testerdny. The adjourned mass meeting ot laboring men at Hillier's hall last evening to hear the reports of com mittees previously named to canvass the sitnation and determine on the coarse to lie pursued in the present campaign looking to the best inter ests of labor, was largely attended; in fact, it was one of the best gather ings of representative, intelligent la bor ever h-ld in Rock Island. The subject under discussion was taken upin.'a conservative inipassionate manner; the committee reports were dulv made showing that the feeling of all classes of workingmen indi cated an opposing sentiment to the assistant supervisors running ior re. election, and that this same senti ment was shared by a large portion ot our business and professional men who were free to express their opin ion that it was time to call a halt on the board's methods of conducting court house matters, and that the only way to do it was to show .the public feeling by the retirement of such men as arc seeking to return on the strength of their records. Since petitions had been of no avail in the past, and the board had de nied the tax payers the right to have anything to say on court house mat- ters, the public could onlv have its wishes respected by forcibly dem onstrating to the board that its past tactics are not approved of. Action T'ken. All these facts considered, the meeting determined that iu view of the sense of the resolutions which in due form and perfect good faith had been sent the board at the proper time bearing on the appointment of a superintendent of tbe building, the dignity, the good faith and the cause o labor could only be consistently maintained by using everv effort to defeat Messrs. Sinnet and Oberg, and the necessary steps were taken in the matter of workers to accomplish that end, and it was the sense of the meet ing that all honorable means be used to carry out this purpose. YrtJterday'fi Sabt-rfae;i". The action of Supervisors Oberg and Sinnet in yesterday s meeting of the board, the latter in calling Super visor Jenkins to the chair in order that he might take the floor in up holding the petition and resolution for having the stone cut on the grounds, is regarded by labor as a mere bid for their favor after having turned them down in their supplica tions in matters of principle as directly concerning them, but which did not happen to have been made on the verge of a political election. Realizing since, that labor is in earnest, and alreadv feeling the force of its influence, these supervisors are now aiming to counteract the effect and regain the support they have lost by their attitude toward peti tions which they did not feel called upon to speak upon at the time. J he petition and the action look ing to having stone cut on the grounds are proper and worthv Home labor deserves the best fruits i.f the court house erection and home labor tihould be given every possible kilv;ir,:nc, but it has been obliged to fight for even respec ful recogni tion on the hoard, which, instead of listening to the voice of labor, has placi-d in charge and control of the court house one who has no use for organized libor and who has been its most bitter and uncompromising foe. bo it is that the laboring man is not to be gulled into swallowing yesterday s subterfuge adopted sim ply as a catch-vote plan, to be re pealed after election if tbe same su pervisors are in charge, and at any rate modified according to the ideas of Superintendent Collins. Labor looks to its friends for its rights. It knows its friends and measures them bv their free and open deeds, not their bHs for votes It is the principle of recognition which is the best after all that labor is fighting for now. It realizes that labor can onlvjie given consideration wiiii a irienu oi laoor in cnarge. With the retirement of Sinnet and Oberg the board will awake to realization that labor means what it says and then there may yet be a chance lor respectful treatment. The Modern Way commends itself to the will-informed, to do pleasantly and effectually what was formerly done in the crudest manner and disagreeably as well. To cleanse the system and break up coins, neauacnes and levers without an pleasant after effects. ne the de lightful liqnid laxative remedy, Svr op oi r igs. The New Horsford's Baking Powder excels all others in healthful quality and baking strength. A wonderful invention. Baker Housman t t GOB. NINETEENTH Opposite Harper FIRST SPRING OPENING OF Bock Island's New Glotlg Store Thursday, March 21. 189. For Spring and summer we have selected a stock of Clothing which is second to none in assortment, style and price. We take pride in saying that no matter what you get from us is well made, fits perfectly, is proerlj trimmed and tailored, and we can safely say without boast that we are in a position to serve you better, and that means to sell you cheaper than any concern in this vicinity. We request you not to make any purchase for the coming Spring until you have seen what we offer. Our Aim. Boys' and Children's Clothing. We want your trade and will do onr best to keep it. With this end in view you are respectfully invited to inspect our line of novelties in CHILDREN'S and BOY'S CLOTHING. Try the New Store. Sommers 1804 Second Avenue. Allen. Mvers & Company Opposite the Harper House, handle only A I jv.wi vjtwvo x All stoves bearing the "Jewel" trade mark are guar anteed perfect. You take no chances when you buy a "Jewel" stove, for ITS A "REAL JEWEL. Call and inspect one of the finest lines of stoves . and ranges ever brought to Rock Island. TIN, COPPER AND SHEET IRON WORK. STEAM HEATING. OAS FITTING. ETC. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REPAIR "WORK. PRICES REASONABLE. HELLO 1018. Stoves, Hardware, Plumbing, Hot Water. Heating, Steam and Gas Fitting, Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Work. ST. and SECOND AYE House. Rock Island. & LaVelle One Price. HOPPE, THE TAILOR, 1C03 S-wond Avenue em Gisoline Stoves 99 ifWSe, o