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THE AKGU8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1895.
THE EMERSON CO.
Some Stout Facts that will In
We always give our customers best value for their
Result Satisfied purchasers come again. We
permit no deception in order to make a sale.
Result We gain your lasting confidence. We
sell everything appertaining to general merchandise.
Result Our customers save an endless amount of
bother. We do a large business, and hence can
afford to sell goods at small profits.
Result Our customers always buy at lowest prices.
A Few of the Many Bargains in Our
Fancy evaporated California
Peaches, per pound 9c.
New California Prunes, per
New evaporated Apples, per
10-pound rack Table Salt 6c.
6-pound package fine laundry
(loss March only 18c.
Washing Soda, per pound, lc.
Fine new imported layer Figs,
per pound 12e.
Fife pounds fresh rolled 0ts 9c.
1-gallon jug extra jiialit v Catsup
Cur regular COc Japan Tea this
Freh (linger Snaps, per pound
Fine Maple Sugar, per pound 10c.
Choice summer Sausage, per
Fancy (juccn Olives, per quart
Frcrh bread, per loaf 3c.
Rest Oil Sardines 3c per can.
Our delicious Cream Java Co (Tee,
per pound 30c.
Prid of The Fair Flour, per
sack 95c; per barrel $3.75.
THE EMERSON CO.
No. iiS, 120, 122, 124, W. 2nd st. DAVENPORT.
i. r. Hwasnaut. Tow Kmaamu.
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters
linns Htlnar and Sanitart Plumbing .... 222 Eighteenth Street.
Alien, Mvers & Company
iSat Second Ave Opposite the Harper House
I DAVENPORT. I
Handkerchiefs are bandy arti-'
cles see what a little money will
Ladies' Scotch Lawn, real hem
stitched, 3 cents.
Ladies' Kxtra Fine Lawn, hem
stitched. , l-inch hem. 5c.
Novelty Printed Borders, scal
loped edges, embroidered in white
and colors, largo new line, choice 5c.
Ladies' Pure Linen hemstitched,
lanndricd, J, 1 and IJ-inch hem,
Beautiful designs in Swiss Em
broidered Handkerchiefs, 10c, 15c
A regular 25c quality, pure Lin
en, hemstitched. 15c.
Gentlemen's hemstitched Scotch
Lawn, 3-inch hem, 5c.
Gentlemen's hemstitched and
corded borders, line, 2 for 15c.
Gentlemen's line hemstitched,
pure Linen. 2 for 25c.
Ladies' all wool full length Cash
mere hose, 15c.
Ladies' all wool Ribbed-top Cash
mere hose. 20c.
Gents' Merino Socks, two pairs
Gents' Heavy half wool socks,
two pairs 25c. "
Gents' all wool Cashmere Socks,
black and tans, 21c.
Gents' Heavy Gray Mixed all
wool socks, 17c."
Just received a large purchase of
Large Heavy Blankets with
The finest Hard
Coal Heater ever
shown in the city.
It has stood the
test for years.
And leads every
thing ever placed
on the market. For
a heater and for
appearance it is
I - ?A
AN EARLY SHAKE.
Rock Islanders Have an Unus
ual Eye Opener.
AH fARTHQUAXE FLAHLT FELT.
Tsrra Firms Rocks Tor Few toads
This Storalas; aad Clli4 General
Excltasaant Windows Battle sad Houses
Wabble WMn Aro Wo At?
Rock Island experienced the sen
sations of a seismic phenomenon this
morning and people whose slumbers
were abruptly broken at 5 o'clock
were unable to realize whether old
mother earth was reilly rocking or
whether the qniet domicile of rest
had been rudely shattered by an ex
plosion or the nnnsual conditions
were due to some violent disturb
ance on the part of the elements in
which this celestial orb was not an
active participant. Consequently
when business men came down town
this morning each seemed reluctant
to mention what he thought had
happened until some one else spoke
about it first, but when the anxious
inquiry was once started as to who
felt the earthquake, all joined in the
chorus of experiences.
Vibrations Plainly Dlseomabla.
Three distinct vibrations were
plainly discernable early this morn
ing. The first shock Was felt about
5 o'clock, followed at intervals of not
more than a few seconds by two
other similar disturbances." One
citizen living in Edgewood park gave
a description of the sensations exper
ienced by thos-e generally who were
awakened, when he said: 'I was
awakened by a strange shaking of the
house. I knew it was something un
usual and I arose and looked at my
watch. It was 5 o'clock, and as I
started toward the window to look
out to see if a storm was approaching
I felt a distinct shock. In a word it
seemed as if my feet were going
from under me. The windows jarred
and crockery on the washstand rat.
tied. Still I could not believe that
it was an earthquake and as I reached
the window I saw that while the sky
was overcast with clouds, there was
no storm prevailing. Then I looked
down toward the railroad track, im
agining that a train might be going
out and the locomotive laboring un
der unusual exertion had produced
the effect. There was no train in
sight, and while I stood at the win
dow, lo! I felt another quake. I was
no longer in a quandary as to the
nature of the pheuomenon. The sen
sation I shall, never forget. It was
the sickening swaying of a ship in a
storm, of but a moment's duration,
but it was quite enough to strike
terror to one's soul. I was thorough
ly alarmed, I confess, and did not
rest until I cot down town this
moraine, when I hastened to tele-.
phone The Akgcs the inquiry if any
thing unusual had happened during
the night. Up to that time I had
not asked if anyone else had experi
enced wha't I had. When I learned
that there had really been an earth
quake and that others had 'gone
tbrough what I had. I made bold to
relate my own experiences more
All Over the City.
From the various sources of infor
mation which The Arqis has
availed itself of the earthquake was
felt throughout the city, although in
some localities there appears fo - some
reasons to have been more people'
disturbed. All agree as to the time,
however, and all report three dis
tinct shocks. The chief characteris
tic invariably was the jarring of
windows and the rattle of crockerv.
In South Rock Island a number "of
families arose and dressed and mnch
apprehension was felt. The force
seemed to affect localities, as stated
before, and brick houses rather than
frame were more sensitive to the
tremble. In several houses doors
slammed shut with a jar tl at r Oik
the building. Along Third ard Sec
ond avenues west of Fifteenth street
in the resident portion the effect
was particularly marked, and
families were " awakened and
in many instances arose and dressed
in anticipation of some impending
catastrophe. No little excitement
was created and fear manifest in
different parts of town, and the nn
nsual experience was one that will
not soon be forgotten. It was more
perceptible than the rarthqnake of
four years ago, when this section of
th-j country lelt the tag end of the
shaking up which so seriously
At Augustana college the main
building was shaken considerably,
evidently, as books from two differ
ent shelves were found on the floor
In Moline and Davenport mnctbe
same sensations are reported as ere
Extent and Force.
The government signal service
station at Davenport has no seis
mometer and hence the exact force
and effect of the shake cannot be de
termined. Reports indicate that the
shock was pretty general In Illinois,
being felt at Chicago. Peoria, Spring
field and East St. Loois and as far
west in Iowa as Iowa City, where con
siderable alarm was expressed.
EFFECTS TBKOViiUOCTTHK COUXTBT
rrosa Xorth to Santa the Block Was More
CniCAtio, Oct. 31. A distinct
shock of earthquake lasting 40 sec
onds was felt here at 5:07 this mnrn.
lnT. Re DOT IS frnm nnrU alt tnarna
in the states of Illinois. Iowa, Michi.
ran, southern Wisconsin. Kentnrl-r
Tennessee and as far south as New
Orleans and East Wheeling.; W. Va., J
felt the shock. At Cincinnati it is
claimed to have lasted two minute).
People were thrown out of bed, bnt
no damage of a serious nature was
done at any place.
MIRTH AND MISCHIEF.
ID H alio we'ea aad Its Aadent and Modem
Tomorrow will be All Saints dar
and tonight is Hallowe'en, an occa
sion which from the mirth and socia
bility of good old days has become
one of mischievous nsage, the earlv
customs of which have been abused
nntil in many localities it has ' be
come an event to be dreaded rather
than one pleasantly anticipated. In
England there was in former days a
good old custom which gathered" the
family about the fireside on. Hal
lowe'en. There they indulged in all
sorts of pleasant 'pastimes. The
younger members would dive after
apples in a tub, while the others
would tell stories, crack jokes and
play all sorts of fireside games. - It
was the; time for home warming and
everyone was happy and lent the
presence of a beaming countenance if
nothing more, to the occasion. In
Scotland in early time the evening
was spent in much the same way,
only the unmarried people went
through a sort of superstitious rig
marole with the end in view of find
ing out what sort of person they
were to trot with during their mar.
In This Country.
In this country in the early days
the good old custom was continued
in many localities, but by and by it
degenerated into an evening for prac
tical jokes in many instances with
very serious results. Fortunately
this custom of playing jokes is losing
cast and yonng folks are again gath
ering together in private parties
where in grotesque costumes and
things of like character which can do
no one harm but f arnish amusement
SEVERE GAS EXPLOSION.
Range Shattered and Two Windows
Blown From a Twentieth Street Homo.
Through the explosion of gas in
the kitchen at the residence of W.
B. Taylor. 904 Twentieth street.
early this morning, a range was
badly shattered and two win tow
M L . - I 1 . ...
uguui were utvwo out, wnne
Mrs. Tavlor was shnpki tint
not seriously injured, it is be
ii i . i . . -
unveii uy me explosion. JUTS.
Taylor had risen to prepare
breakfast and had turned on the 'gas
burners, but inadvertently failed to
light them at once and" the room
quickly filled with the escaping gas.
sir mat wueu sue applied me maxcn
there was a violent explosion that
hook the houte and entailed the
damage related. '
Mrs Taylor, as stated, suffered a
severe shock from the explosion.'
Archie Shaw's Fnneral.
The remains of the late Archie
Shaw ariyed . from Chicago at 8:20
this afternoon and were met at the
Rock Island depot br a number of
old-time friends and. conducted
direct to Chippiannock cemetery,
where the funeral rites were con
ducted by Rev. W. S. Marquis, of
the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the main service having been held
in Chicago. J. S. Gilmore acted as
director of the service, the pall bear
ers beine A. C. Dart, J. F. Robinson;
J. M. Baford, Dr. J. W. Stewart.
T r . .
v. Miauipiun ana oeorge uunn. s
While walking up Brady street in
Davenport yesterday. Miss Lizzie
Baker was seized with a oniiorhintr
spell followed by hemorrhage, from
u:i- i . . .
wuiuu bub uiea in a iew minntes. it
is supposed that in coughing Miss
Baker rnDtnred one of the hi nod ves
sels of her lungs, as the blood flowed
profusely from the mouth and suffo
cated her before assistance could be
offered. The deceased was better
known as "Acnt Lizzie," having re.
siaea in vavenport since 1864. She
was 65 years of age.
The stage of water at the Rock
Island bridge at noon was 75; the
The Vfimfl Swain frnoa nnth tn .
few weeks to ply between Greenville
suu icKBourg as a man pacnei dur
ing the winter season.
. Boats down were the Eillen. Irene
D., Libbic Conger and Verne Swain,
and the Robert Dodds, C. W. Cowlef,
Eillen. Irene D., Prescott. F. C. A.
Denkman and Verne Swain passed up.
The 3-year-o!d child of Chris
Heber. of Black Hawk, was badly
burned last week by coming in con
tact with a fire built to boil potatoes.
The little one's clothes caught fire
and would have been burned badlv
had it not been for the timely
arrival o. Vr. Heber. .Jhe child is
in a precarious condition and is
under the care of Dr. W. L. Eddv.
Sltra For too Hospital.
All parties desiring to present sites
for the location of the proposed
Western hospital for the insane era
requested to file the same in ( roper
urm wnn . j. mean, Jr., the l'oal
trustee, not later than Monda-.
Not. 4. R v. Kvot
Chairman Joint Committee.
Has band of Sickly Wires:
Dont be discouraged. There is es
cape from doctors' bills. Zoa-Phors,
Woman's Friend, has brought health
to many women, and prosperity to
many families, when other remedies
and skillful phvsicians have failed.
Sold by T. H. Thomas and Marshall i
JUMPED TO DEATH.
Chris Becalia Supposed to 8e at
' the River's Bottom.
FRIGHTENED BY A COLLAPSED FLUE
The Llbbte Conger Breaks Dewa Tester
day Aftaraooa aad the Cial Bearer Fear,
lag aa Explosion Bprlag Overboard
Caaaoc Bo Foaad.
The Libbie Conger is anchored on
the Davenport shore with disabled
machinery and minus her coal heaver,
Chris Becalia, who is supposed to
be at the bottom of the river, as
there has been no trace of him since
the boat experienced the collapse of
a floe yesterday afternoon. It
is believed Becalia became fright
ened at the escaping steam
and made a leap into the stream
to escape an explosion, which to all
appearances was inevitable at the
time. But such proved to be not the
case. The steamer was heavily laden
with a cargo of apples and cider,
headed up stream. In passing over
the rapids an unusually heavv steam
pressure was produced. " Wash
Hight was at the helm. When at
the mouth of Duck Creek the en
gineer deserted his post and repaired
to the upper deck.
Flaa Gives Way.
While Becalia was stationed in
front of the boi'.er one of the fines
collapsed. The steam issued with a
loud roar. No one being near it is
not known how the coal heaver van
ished, but it is supposed he became
frightened at the possibility of an
explosion and made a leap into the
river. A search for the missing man
was inaugurated, but as yet no trace
of him has been found. Becalia was
about 45 years old and had been em
ployed on the boat about five years.
The Boat Disabled.
The breakage totally disabled the
Conger, which anchored until this
morning, when the Irene D. came to
the rescue and towed her down to
Davenport. Nine flues will have to be
replaced. The boat will be laid up
about a week in consequence.
Bnglaoer Accidentally Shot.
Another accident occurred on the
Conger when she arrived at Daven
port. John Zibn, a 17-year-olJ deck
hand, while playing with a shot gun
on the boat accidentally discharged
it. The shot went through the deck
floor striking the first engineer, Jo
seph Chandler, whose head and'arms
were painfully injured.
.... . .
"V . Amnsem'Bts,
An engagement which is hailed
with considerable anticipation, is
the appearance of that distinguished
actress, Clara Morris, at the Burtis
opera house this evening. There is
no artiste on the American stage to
day whose indefatigable efforts and
conscientious work have met with
more appreciation than those of this
celebrated woman. Miss Morris will
appear in her latest and greatest
achievement. "Raymonde," an adap
tation of Dumas' "Monsieur A!,
fonse." and it will be the first pre
sentation of the play in the three
cities. Considerable pains have been
taken in surrounding Miss Morris
with an exceptionally strong com
pany which includes that versatile
actor, M. Colville.
The Wife," one of the notable
successes of the New York Lyceum
theatre, is announced for an engage
ment at the Burtis Sunday evening.
It Will be presented there by the John
Stapleton company, Gustav Froh-
man s superb organization, and one
oi tbe best road companies en tour
Another Cash Grocery.
To onr friends, patrons and the
public generally: Owing to the
sharp competition in trade and the
tendency of the people to go where
they can get the best bargains, we
shall, on and after Nov. 4. sell for
ctsh. and at such prices as shall
justify the people in buying of ns.
Yours very respectfully,
There is nothing better to impart
lire and vigor than Foley's Sarsapa
rilla. Trial size 60 cents. For sale
at M. F. Bahnsen's drug store.
For good things
For the TABLE.
They can p!ease you.
2304 Fifth Ave.
A. d. SMITH & SON
Invite your inspection of their
Fall Stock of . . .
New and odd pieces are now arriving daily.
Call and see them.
A.J.SMITH & SON
12 and 12 West Third street, Davenport.
They Are Suited.
3 You will be if you
. miti uiu wu v,uci mat Willi one OI Out
2 neat perfect-fitting Overcoats. A fine exam-l
pie of high-trrade work is seen in our $is and !
S $iS Winter Overcoats. Dressy, price-pleasing
and we might say not wearoutable. It U time
4 to prepare for wintry storms. Our Clothing
j ran ks among tne tairest ot fashions hnery.
4 Father Time will let you live longer if you will
4 wisely wear our health-preserving garments.
2 Just in a friendly way let us quote you a few
m prices on our
Boys' and Children's Clothing!
4 Boys' Knee Pant Suits
j $1, 1.15. $1.38. $1.75,
1 and cap $3.35.
$1.38, $1.68, $2.45 and
Children's Reefer Overcoats
$2.50. $4.50, $4.85 and
A call will convince
2 pitoatu in aiytca auu jjjitCS ill OUT Store.
Sommers & LaVelle
pieasea in styles ana prices at our store.
1804 Second Avenue.
has gone U P
are sure to
less we are compelled to do so; bat the safest way is to make your Fall
and Winter purchases now. Observe the above money-savers.
We are still selling the W. L. Douglas $3 shoes for $2.25
To get f ally posted on oar romoval sale prices call at
Schneider's Central shoe store,
1818 SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK.
The Fashionabb Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns In Imported
and domestic suitings in the city. .
1707 sec::w WKE.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, MO: 2821 SlitTH AVEOTK.
Ehop on Vine street, HOC2 ISLABD.
get inside of one of our Sio
.1- .. :-t. r I
$1.83 and $1.98.
2 pair pants, coat
you that here you can be
Men's $5.00 Shoes for $3.50
2.75 Oxfords for 1.85
For an ad ranee in the price of
shoes. We won't advance it on-