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THE AKGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24. 1895.
THE EMERSON CO.
The thrifty crowd that will come here.
A money-saving beginning tomorrow, FRI
DAY, AUG. 2?, and continuing one week.
These are money-saving prices that the
prudent buyer cannot afford to miss.
(iranulated Sugar. 4 pounds for 17c
Fancy Creamery Butter, per pound 19c
Solid Meat Tomatoes, per can Cc
Oil Sardines, per can 3c
New Canned Corn, very best, per 2-pound can c
California Apricots, 3-pound can 10c
Full Cream Cheese, per pound 8c
Fancy Cream Buck Cheese, per pound 10c
Washing Soda, per pound lc
l'ure Baking Powder, per 1-pound can 15c
Navy Beans, per pound .3Jc
Ji'ew Corn, per dozen 5c
Linen Soap, per 1-pound bar 4c
Worrells Sweet Pickled Bean Pork, per pound 8c
Morrells Dove Brand Hams, per pound 10Jc
Morrells Fancy Breakfast Bacon, per pound 10c
Armour's Fresh Bologna Sausage, per pound 4Jc
Standard Java and Mocha Coffee, per pound 30c
Standard Hio ColTec, fresh roasted, per pound 23c
Thompson's Wild Cherry Phosphate, per bottle 13c
Largo Box New Smoked Herring, per box 14c
A CORRECT FITTING SHIRT
Is said to be responsible to some extent for .an even
temper. Don't trifle with the ill-fitting ones unlaun
dried. Good strong muslin, linen front, reinforced, 25C
Finer muslin, better linen, continuous facings, 33C
Dwight Anchor muslin, 1700 linen, reinforced sleeve,
handmade buttonholes, inserted front, felled seams tflf
and gussited. Could anything more be asked?
White muslin, striped percale front, one pair percale
NOTE We fit any length of sleeve.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. 118, 120, 122, 124, i24tf VV. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726, and 1728 Second Avenue.
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Call and save yourself some money. . It will pay you
to buy even if you have to store them till next season.
Also examine our line of house furnishings the finest
in the city.
AJen.Mvers & Company
182 1 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
You are expected to wear a '5CC
OK SrCU THINGS AS
GAS and GASOLINE
Only a few left, but THEY
MUST GO before the season
USE EVERY ENERGY
No Effort Should Be Spared to
Secure the New Hospital.
WILL BE 0US BY PROPER WORK.
the County stud, Ready to Pa It
Share Md Business Hn BBoald Do
Likewise Tho Comnluloitn Expected
to Visit tbe Coentjr the Coming Weak.
In the light of present circum
stances and appearances Kock Island
county is reasonably certain of se
curing tbe location 01 tbe proposed
new Western Insane asylum. All
indications favor its coming here.
Every advantage is possessed and only
the proper effort is necessary to the
winning of the location. On the ques
tion of sites and surroundings the
county leads any other locality in
the state; on railway facilities it is
unexcelled; on tbe subject of water
its superior opportunities are con
ceded; in the matter of fuel it will
hold its own with any. So that
with alf these points .taken in con
sideration Rock Island county, it
seems, must only be true to itself to
win. It must back up its own
claims. It must "permit no other
county to outdo it in the matter of
County Ready to Do Its Share.
The part that the county of Rock
Island is to do officially in securing
the location of the projected institu
tion is not confined to the appoint
ment of committees, etc. When the
board of supervisors held its last
session the sentiment was carefully
and accurately canvassed as to how
the members stood on the further
question of financial responsibility,
and it was reliably ascertained that
the supervisors to a man stood for
covering the hand of every other
county, and going it one or two bet
ter if necessary.
So far so good as regards the coun
ty, but there will be other demands
for funds, and to provide for these
a private subscription should be
started. That a liberal response
will attend such an undertaking has
been abundantly demonstrated by
tbe lisosition manifested by those
who have been already informally ap
proached. Rock Island does not
propose to be outdone in this mat
ter. It believes it is the choice for
the location, and it will not treat it
with indifference the opportunity,
but seize it. It will stand on its
The recently appointed commis
sion on the location of the new asy
lum, it is expected, will visit the of
fered sites tho coming week. Rock
Island should be prepared at that
lime to present its claims with all
the backing that is essential to make
an immovable impres.sion.
TUK I'KorEK sITE.
The Hodman and Adjoining Tract Will be
The negotiations between J. M.
Buford and T. J. Rodman, of Chi.
cag.i, the latter representing tbe
seven heirs of the estate, with a view
to securing the Rodman tract south
of Chippiannock cemetery, as here
tofore described in The Argus, re
sulted most satisfactorily, and the
prospects are that there 'will be no
difficulty in securing the land on
reasonable terms this much to Mr.
Ku ford's credit. The property em
braces but 1C0 acres, however, and
as 240 are necessary under the bill
providing for tbe hospital, 80 more
will be necessary. To acquire these
Mr. Buford has conferred with rep
resentatives of the Weyerhauser
syndicate owning the adjoining land,
and was gratified to find a spirit of
cooperation in the matter and a
willingness to turn over, on rea
sonable terms, so much of the
land as may be necessary for the
purposo in end. This manifest liber
alty should be appreciated, for it
shows that Rock Island will not suf
fer when those in a position to ad
vance our interests are called upon
Commissioner Sllvls In (ialesbara;.
Commissioner Silvis is in Gales
burg today Conferring with Com
missioner Gale with reference to
the itinerary of the commission in
its forthcoming tour of the localities
having sites to present for the loca
tion of the institution.
Around the Police Court.
C. H. Klincfeldt, representing him
self as a commercial traveler from
l)es Moines, sampled too much Rock
Island snake root extracts last even
ing and was gathered in by Officer
Bender. Several hours in the refrig
erator, and h became sobered up,
and this morning Magistrate Schroe
der imposed a fine of $3 and com
pany but Klinefeldt hadn't a sou.
lie had friends across at Davenport
who would provide him with the
necessary, so he told the 'squire, who
let him go on his gilt-edged promise
to return with the money. But will
he ronie back?
William Goodhardt and Claude
Mcanor, Officer Carlson's assail
ants, have been released from the
county cooler, having furnished the
To Cleanse the System
Effectually, yet gently, when costive
or bilious, or when the blood is im.
pore or sluggish, to permanently
cure habitual constipation, to awaken
the kidneys and liver to a healthier
activity, without irritating or weak
ening them, to dispel headaches,
colds or fevers use Syrup of Figs.
. The Abgcs. 10c a week, delivered
every evening at your door.
NOT QUITE YET.
Attempt to Dismiss tho Alley paving Pro
Following up Judge Adams' decis
ion favorable to the objecting prop
erty holders to the alley paving pro
ceedings on the point of the bearing
of the act of the last legislature in
the premises. Attorney II. A. Weld
today attempted to have the entice
proceedings dismissed and made a
plea to that effect. City Attorney
Haas combattcd- the . motion, and
after a vigorous argument on both
sides. Judge Adams declined to rule
To FU tho Benefits.
On the contrary he set next
Wednesday as the day for hearin g
the case on the question of benefits
before a jury which will determine
the same. Tbe ruling was a sort of
a knocker in view of the tendency
which is not only to attack the alley
paving project, but the entirc'paving
progress of street improvements yet
to follow, including Twelfth street,
and it is likely that the supreme
court may yet pass upon tbe matter
before it is entirely disposed of.
BIKES ARE NOT BAGGAGE.
The Milwaukee Baa Tired of Carrying
Wheels for Accommodation.
General Baggage Agent Carrick, of
the St. Paul road, has prepared a
tariff on bicycles which will be put
in force at once. The rapid increase
in the bicycling uraze has led the St.
Paul, in common with some other
roads, to fix a regular tariff for
transporting the wheels. Charge
will be made at excess baggage rates,
and will be governed by the amount
the wheelman has paid for his ticket.
If $5 or less, the charge for his
wheel will be 25 cents: if $7, it will
be 50 cents; if $11 or 112. the charge
will be 75 cents; if $ 25, there will be
a tax of $1.50. At the rates laid
down a wheelman taking his wheel
with him to the Pacific coast will
have to pay 15. The same tariff will
be charged for tricycles and baby
carriages, js one 01 these vehicles
will be carried at less than 25 cents.
About the Depots.
Chief Dispatcher W. W. Scott, of
the Rock Island, and wife are in Bos
ton. Engineer James' Shechan and wife
departed this morning for the Massa
Master Mechanic A. II. Stocks, of
the C, R. I. & P., accompanied by
his wife, went to Boston tbis morn
ing. The Rock Island Knights Templar
special on the C, B. & Q. was two
hours late arriving at Chicago, ow
ing to a mishap to a preceding train
About eighty-five Shrincrs from
Rock' Island. Muscatine, Davenport
andAIoline left over the Rock Island
this morning for Chicago, where they
join the Aurora commandery and
take a special train on to the Boston
A partv of Rock Island officials
came in on an investigating trip to
day, it being the new general super
intendent's initial visit: They were:
Assistant General Manager Allen,
General Superintendent Hitt and
Division Superintendent Nichols.
What was considered the finest
train ever leaving Kansas City passed
thrdugh over the Rock Island this
morning en route to Boston. It con
sisted of seven vcstibulcd sleepers,
one baggage and a commissary car,
tastily arrayed with Knights Tem
plar banners. It carried Kansas
City commandery Id, and Oriental
A new engine for the Northwestern
that has just been received at Clin
ton is said by the papers of that
place to be a marvel. It is No. 901,
and has drive wheels 75 inches in
diameter, with 19-inch cylinders.
It is being broken in on a freight, for
use on one of the limiteds between
Chicago and Clinton. It is provided
with all the latest improvements
air brakes on every wheel. It is un
derstood the company will invest in
more of these engines.
The Ravenna brought down eight
strings 01 logs.
Kit Carson brought down eight
strings of himber.
The stage of the water at the Rock
Island bridge at coon was 1.05 and
falling; tbe temperature 80.
The Lumberboy, Joe Long. West
Rambo and Verne Swain came down,
and the Jo Long, Kit Carson, West
Rambo, Ravenna and Verne Swain
The steamer Sidney is now the
only boat that is rnnning between
St. "Louis and St. Paul. The Sidney
is the oldest boat io tbe Diamond Jo
line service, but it seems to be. after
all, the most reliable for all days in
the season. The St. Panl, after a
dry disagreeable trip southbound,
during which she stuck several days
on shallow crossings near Benton
island, laid bv in the Keokuk canal
and her freight and passengers were
shipped to St. Louis by rail. She
will quit for the season unless a bet
ter stage of water comes. Tbe
steamer Pittsburg i laid np for re
pairs at uubuque, where she is hav
ing a new shaft made for her wheel,
and will not be out again for some
Bids for Itaure Floor and Stands.
. Bids for the dance floor and other
stands at tbe hop fields will be re
ceived by M. W. Battles and J. W.
CavanaugU until 10 a. m. Tuesday.
Aug. 27. at Thomas drug store. All
information as to dimensions, etc.,
will be furnished on application to
M. W. Battles and Peter Trenken-schnh.'
IT WAS WANTED.
The Longed for Comes With
CREATED QUITE AH IMPRESSION.
Aa Almost Unprecedented Downfall la a
abort Length of Time Streets Flooded
and Mora or Less Damage Dona to
The novelty which we had Tester-
day afternoon in the way of refresh
ing downpours has been the topic ol
conversation ever since. People
seem to have difficulty in compre
hending what happened. It came so
suddenly and so forcibly that the
long hoped for was upon us before it
was realized, and those who com
plained of the force of the precipita
tion lost sight of the fact that it was
just what they bad been praying for.
Altogether a little over four inches
of water fell between the time of tho
first shower early yesterday morning
and the breaking of the clouds this
morning, but in the hour during
the deluge yesterday afternoon
from 2:10 to 3:10 two inches fell,
an almost unprecedented record for
such a length of time.
' The Dammge.
The storm came with so much
force that it did considerable dam
age, although not nearly so severe as
on the occasion of tho last down
pour. There was the nsual rush of
water and mud from the bluff addi
tions, and the volume that came
down Nineteenth and Twentieth
made the intersections at Third ave
nue almost impassable. Hartz &
Bahnsen experienced another siege,
and but for the vigilance shown by
Ben Harts would have suffered more
severely than at the former flood.
As it was the firm was greatly in
convenienced, and Mr. Hartz i'n re
marking on the matter this morning
stated that he was getting pretty
tired of the situation, and it would
not be surprising it he made some
radical move in the interest of self
As stated yesterday, the cast wall
of the foundation for the new Hurst
block on Twentieth street between
Third and Fourth avenues collapsed
during the deluge, and the walks
along Seventeenth street and Fifth
avenue, surrounding the J. K. John
ston property were washed out. The
new Kim street pavement was swept
of sand as clean as you please, but
the covering was dumped on the
street car tracks on Fifth avenue,
where it caused some trouble. All
the bluff neighborhoods witnessed a
sudden movement in real estate, and
the people further down realized its
tendency to go downward before the
uproar and, the downpour.
Io the Country.
Throughout the country farmers
are rejoicing over the rain. It was
badly needed not so much for the
crops, which are generally safe, as
for stock and for meadows."
Altogether the rain was a very
COLLIDED WITH A CAR.
B. P. Baugbmaa Thrown From a Wagon
and ouite severely Injured.
Kim street car No. 46 in charge of
Motorman Stephen Kelso, and B. F.
Baughman's ice wagon came to
gether at the corner of Twenty,
fourth street and Fifth avenue early
this morning with quite serious re
sults. Mr. Baughman, who was
accompanied by his son, was precipi
tated into the street, sustaining
wounds in the shoulder, scalp and
other portions of tbe body, while the
other ocenpant escaped injury. The
car, speeding along Tather lively,
was derailed and came very nearly
dashing into a residence. The
damage to the car is covered in
the smashing of the dashboard.
Might Have Been Worse.
The collision? might have termin
ated more seriously, Mr. Baughman's
good fortune in getting the horses
across the traok before the clash
probably preventing a fatality.
Baughman delivers ice for the Crys
tal company of Davenport, whither
he was headed when the accident oc
curred. Two cars were coming in
opposite directions, but apparently
Mr. Baughman observed only one
the east bound. He harried to cross
the thoroughfare before its arrival,
and just as the wagon was leaving
the track the west-bound motor
crashed into it. Dr. Paul wits sum.
moned and dressed Mr. Baughman's
injuries, and the car was replaced
and taken to the barn for repairs.
Null Is Hope's).
Bailiff S. S. Hull returned this
morning from Chicago minus the ob
ject of his mission, yet he expresses
confidence in tbe early apprehension
of the black double murderer. Hull
claims to have tracked Tyler into
Chicago, where he is of the opinion
he still remains. The case has been
laid before the Chicago authorities,
and Hull believes Tyler will be cap
tured ere manv moons.
I abor Dnjr Privileges For Hale.
Bids will be received by J. W.
Cavanaugh and M. W. Battles until
10 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, for tbe
privileges at the Labor day picnic at
the hop fields. Bids may be left at
Thomas' drug store, the terms being
50 per cent down on letting the
privileges and the remainder; on the
morning of Labor day. All informa
tion will be furnished by J. W. Cav.
anaugh or M. W. Battles.
That Foley's Colic and Diarrhoea
Cure gives quick and positive relief
in all bowel complaints 25 cents
and 50 cents at M. F. Bah n sen's drag
UUili XI 111 ll JJJJ11 11
Clearance Sale of
Boys9 and Children's Suits.
BOYS' LONG PANTS
. Suits that sold at
$5.75 and $5.50 for this sale JJnJ QfJ.
All the Children's Double-Breasted Two-Piece Suits.
LOT 2 Suits that sold at $3.50, $3.25, $3.00 and
$2.75, also combination suits included, for this sale f
Junior and Reefer Suits
Suits that sold at
Suits that sold at $4.85, $1.75. $1.50, $1.25, $4.00 and
$3.75, for this sale Q3s40a '
All suits in this sale are of this season's make;
the best and the newest that money can procure.
Now is your chance to lay in a supply for the
boys. Never again will you buy them ao cheap.
1804 Second Avenue.
THE PLAGE TO BUY
Room Mouldings, Pictures, Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, 50: S821 SIXTH AVENUK.
Shop on Vine street, BOCK ISLAHD
Plumbers, Steam, Gatf-FittaTs.
House Heating and Sanitary PI am Mag. Basement Book Island Nat. Bank
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
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House, Rock Island.
SUIT Lot i.
(8.50, $7.75, $7.50, $6.75, $0.50, K
$2.00, $1.90, $1.75 and $1.65. for
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.