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THE AKGU8, BATOBPAT. DECEMBER 21, 1895. THE EMERSON C0, THE Great Christmas Sale. We are Money-Savers. The great Money - Saving sa'e to be continued for the balance of the week and all Christmas week. Goods delivered free. Open every evening until after Christmas Groceries. Heat citron, per pound, 14c. . Uest lemon peel, per pound, 14c. Bout orange peel, per pound, 14c. Fancy 5-crown raisins, per pound, 3c. Homo made mince meat, per pound, 8c. Choice apples, per peck, 20c. Choice cranberries, per quart, 9c. Standard oysters, per can, 15o. Choice catsup, per bottle, 9c. Finest (re.h riresyed spring tur keys, per pound. 10c. Anderson pure fruit jars, 15c. Fancy patent flour, per sack, 95c. Frcxh corn meal, 10-pound sack. Ho. '' Home mad 'honey,' per pound," 15o. Choice sour pickles, per quart, fie. Aunt Jemima pancake flour, 2 pound package, 9c. llest sugar-cured hams, per pound, 9Jc. Host breakfast bacon, per pound, 8c. Fancy sweet potatoes, per pound, 2c. Uest Pearl barley, per pound, Sc. Best cracked hominy, per pound, 2c. THE EMERSON CO. No. nS, 120, 122, 124, I24tf VV. 2nd st. DAVENPORT. . Telephone 334. JOHN KONOSKY, Carpenter and Builder OFFICX, NO: 2821 8hop on Vine itreot, In Are You The Finest Line of Tea and Coff.e Pots in the City. Prices way Down! Quality thsVery Best! Allen, Mvers & Company iSai Second Ave - Opposite the Harper House Vt DAYENFORT. I FAIR For Christmas. Have Just Arrived. Goods that we imported direct for our wholesale and retail trade have just arrived, and as we are obliged to sell them before Jan. 1, we have cut the prices of a great many holiday presents one-half. Double Jointed Dolls. A lot of elegant kid body, double jointed dolls, something new this season. Came in late, and we have marked them very cheap. Wooden and Iron Toys, Etc. Our stock of wooden toys, iron toys, tin toys, doll cabs, chairs, rockers, desks, hobby horses, sho. fly rockers, high chairs, bedsteads, cradles, bureaus, etc., etc., some of them we find we have an over stock of, and have cut the prices to close them out. Other Suitable Gifts. A large line of fancy china cups and saucers, mush and milks, tete atete sets smoker sets, cup, sau. cer and plate sets, mustards, mugs, 100-piece decorated dinner sots are selling at nearly half price. Biso figures half price. Christmas cards and novelties, all half price. SIXTH AVENUE, ROCK .ISLAND. a Stew Because Christmas is so near and jou do not know what to buy ? Call at our store and get something useful as well as orna mental. See our Fine Table and Pocket Cut lery, Rogers' Silver Plated Goods, and Fine Carver Sets. POPULAR PROJECT. That of the Wagon Bridge to the Lower End. KEECHAHTS UBAHDCOTTS FOE IT. Esprassloas of a Ximbw of Citizen on tha ojaet SomMfclag Snoald fca Doh to Btmora tha Barrior to La. war Fad Trade Tfcla Woold Lead tha War. The wagon bridge to the lower end of the county crossing Bock river near its month and also near the month of the Hennepin - canal, re vived by The Augcs in view of the f roposed railroad bridge of the Rock gland, Muscatine & Southwestern Railway company, is a subject which has been more or less discussed the past week. Without exception all citizens agree in support of the pro ject, but some ask, how is such a bridge to be built? Tub Argus first submits that the first thing is to de termine the practicability of the proposition and then ways and means will develop. Nor is it unreasonable to suppose that the necessity of the bridge once demonstrated it would come outside the pale of proper county jurisdiction tbe earns as any other bridge essential to public con venience. Two Mala Objects. There are two main objects to be gained in advocating such a bridge. One would be the effect of removing the tolls from the city's present Rock river bridges between here and Milan and thus encouraging and in viting the farmers of the lower end to come to Rock Island, and the other would be the bringing of the month of the Hennepin canal nearer to Rock Island than the final location of the route to the Mississippi has placed it. These are advantages worthy of great consideration, it is believed, and if our people take hold oi it ana go alter it with one accord the proposition can be carried through to ultimate success. tltlzena Express Themselves. The Argus has heard many ex pressions favorable to tbe undertak ing and a number of the same from representative men of Rock Island are given below: Phil Mitchel, of Mitchell & Lynde ine oriage would undoubtedly be a good thing. Something ought to be done to improve trade with the lower end o! the county. L. S. McCabe, McCabe Bros. I think all the people will uphold . the improvement of communication with the lower end of the county, and the proposed wagon bridge across Hock river win tend to serve that end. Let ns have it by all means. W. M. Reck. president of Mcln tyre-Reck Dry Goods company It is unquestionably a splendid idea. It will have a tendency to remove the tolls of the bridge across Rock river and hence to tear down the last ves tige of the Cainese wall around the city. Charles McHugh, manager of the Harper Xes. let a have the bridsre. I'm for anything that helps Rock Island, and better communication with the lower end of the countv. whether through another bridge at tne mouth of tbe canal or by removal oi tne-present toiu, will contribute to that end. VV. O. Negns, of the Rock Island house It means everything to the city and its merchants. We should have it. David Don A new avenue opened np to the people of the lower end would be the grandest thing ever happen ing to Rock Island. People don't seem to realize the importance of mis matter, out we snouid Keep agi tating it until they wake up. Ever so many farmers have told me they preferred coming to Rock Island, but could not afford to go by such a long round abont away. Let's pro vide them with a bridge and their patronage is assured. Eli Mosenfelder, of M. & K. It would certainly be ' a great advan tage. But the question is how to get it. C. B. Marshall The bridge would be a good thing, and we certainly need and should have it. M. C. Rice, of the London While I'm not very well acquainted with the proposed location of such a bridge, the city is sadly in need of an inlet, and a free one at that, for the country people. The charging of tolls on tbe Milan bridges is an impo sition on farmers and keeps many of them from coming to Rock Island. The day is passed when people will pay to enter a city, and the sooner we remedy this condition the better. Dr. S. C. Plnmmer We onght to have had it years ago. E. D. Sweeney burely we need a better means of getting the country people into the city, and an addi tional bridge would be a great im provement. But I thiuk if the toll were removed from the Milan bridges it would make a decided change in the present conditions. State's Attorney Searle Tou bet we want a bridge one for wagons and railroads alike and want it badlv. S.'R. Wright, of Wright & Barber Let her come. The bridge would be a splendid thing tor our mer chants. Carl Hellpenstell, cashier of the People's National bank Why cer tainly the bridge will be a nice thing. Whatever look to the bet terment of the people as a whole we should all take hold of and help along. I'm for better communica tion with the ontside county. William Jackson Of course it would be a great accommodation to people of the lower end of the coun ty and a benefit to the city. ' bat the coat of such an undertaking t might uih it oimcnii to attempt. i. u. l nomas Any improvement in the avenues of travel to the lower end of the countv should be encour aged. D. Boy Bowlby Xon bet I'm in for it. A atraight road and wagon bridge to the lower end of the county would opon np a new avenue to our merchants and draw here a great many people wno go to Muscatine. r ur. V. c Carter i nave not riven the subject a great deal of thought, but it appears - to me to be a verv good scheme. Henry Carse, of Carae & Ohlweiler I have always believed we should improve every means of farmers get ting into the city. The proposed bridge would accomplish this. ur. iz. li. Craig lbe plan is a good one, if provision can be made for the cost. E. H. Guyer It would be a erand thing. What we want is free bridges. I don't believe in walling in the town. . - . All Aveaa.es of Travel Should be Improved. The suggestion of an improvement such as this to the lower end of the county meets with favorable re sponse, it will be seen, on every hand ; and with it has come from some the suggestion that Sixth avenue should be cnt through and improved to the upper end to afford a drive away from the railway and street car tracks. A SALVATIONIST BEATEN. Quartet or Touo Men Cause Trouble at the Barracks. Warrants for the arrest of Hust Tage, John Campbell, Clare Mea- nor and James Lannan were issued by Justice H. A. Weld today at the instigation of Captain Annie Han- ton, oi the Salvation army, who charges each of the young men with disturbing last evening's meeting at the barracks. There is also a possi bility of a complaint against Tage for assault and battery, he having cap tained a cowardly attack upon one of the soldiers, a Belgian, after the close ot tne meeting. The accused reside in the lower end of the citv and last night's disturbance was not the first trouble thev have caused at the barracks, according to Captain Hanton, who states that they came brushing into last night's meeting and took a front seat, where thev continued a noisy conversation de spite her appeals to desist. The voung men iinallv departed. In do ing so they made saucy remarks to the captain, and afier the dispersing ot tne congregation returned and threatened Miss - Hanton, so . she says. One of the soldiers on step ping onto Fifteenth street from the hallwav was pounced upon bv Tae and pounded until his gore flowed. "I don t know how seriouslv the young 'man is injured from the 'as sault," said Captain Hanton, "but he was shamefully abused. Scarcely an evening passes but what we are disturbed by some of these vonn? men, and it is about' time we called a halt." A Dot- Fight. The police are investigating a dog ngnt reported to have been pulled off in one of the pastures in the southern limits yesterday afternoon between canines owned by two up town sports. The brutal affair ws witnessed by quite a gathering of local "turobreds," and according to reports lasted nearly an hour. dur. ing which both dogs were badly cnewea up. some arrests will prob ably follow. Other Hatters. Robert Hollyhock was assessed 15 and costs last evening for disturbing me peace. S. W. Turner plead ffuiltv to em bezzling from the Penn Tank Line company in the county court today and was fined f 100 and costs, which was paid. . Chief Etzel has received a sample of the dress goods sent to Muscatine by Dick Lane, but it does not corres pond with that stolen from Daven port. Now the question is where i.ane got the goods. MeHenra's Oood Fortune. The luck Of M. R. MoFfonrv still follows him. The great driver of iamous trotters is well known in this city and a favorite with all lovers of the descendants of Ethen Allan and Mambrina Chief. They will be glad to learn that at a meeting in Chicavn this week with Monroe Salisbury, tbe well known millionaire horseman of California, Mr. McHenry, made ar. rangements to take charge of Mr Salisbury' gtrinsr of horses the en suing year. It is understood that he is to get a salarv of ftft.onn a iPr Mr. McHenry expects to leave for California early in February. The Salisbury stables are made nr of some of the best horses in the conn try, including Alix, Direct. Azote and Directlv. fTomen Make the Best Teachers when they are well, but being on their feet and going up and down stairs canse derangements, which undermine strength, patience and tact. Zoa-Phora cures all such de- ra ngements. Sold by T. H. Thomas - f L-ll C T" uu iai suaii os risner. Twaatr-ela'ht Hears to Atlanta. i via Rock Island & Peoria railway. uuuuaiu auu lamooi ecu. route. Choice of trains. Leave Rock Island at 8:05 a. m. or 1:45 p. m. Arrive Atlanta at 12 m. and 10:40 p. m respectively. Solid vesMbnled train of Pullman sleepers, dininsr cars. etc.. via Q. & C. route. Low rates now in effect on account of Cotton States exposition. For further in formation inquire of It- bTOCKHOCSK, G. P. A. RURAL BANKS STOP. Evans & Jones Suspend at Ca ble and Sherrard. THEY. BOTH CONFERS INSOLVENCY. Heavy Losses oa the Part of Depositors aad Draft Holders- Rock bland Baaka Have Hobo ot the UablUtles-CrlailBal Proceedings Hay Ens. The Chicago firm ot Evans ft Jones, conducting banks at Cable ana also at snerrard, in Mercer county, made an assignment yester day to i;. A. bamnelson, of Cable, for the benefit of creditors. The firm originally had accounts with some of the banks here, but had not had dealings with any of the houses here for some time, as conservative local bankers did not regard the methods of the firm as of the stable quality. it is impossible to estimate the to tal liabilities, but it is believed they are heavy and may be as high as 125,000, the firm ot Sherrard & Dan iel son, of Sherrard, alone losing in the neighborhood of 1,500 in in vestments, drafts and other debts. There are a few losses in Rock Island on the part of holders of drafts and from Cable come many expressions of condemnation of the methods of the firm in doing busi ness, one being that the members were purelv speculators and that only one of the number was at Sherrard while the other was a real estate dealer in Chicago, and that their incapacity was shown in tne iact that out ot tbe banks1 depos its they built at Sherrard a hotel at a cost of $11,000. which could not be sold today for half that amount and this is the extent of available re sources at that. Farmers in the lower end of Rock Island county, as wen as throughout Mercer county, lose heavily. Insolvent for Some Time. The firm, it is reported, has been practically insolvent for some time. but has continued to do business and deposits were accepted op to the last and araits sold, even after others previously issued had been returned. William McEnirv, who went to Sherrard this morning to investi gate the condition of affairs for clients, returned this afternoon. He reports considerable excitement at both feherrard and Cable, where among the holders of protested drafts indignation 'is running high. The clients of the bank of Sherrard were mostly farmers and those of Cable miners, and Mr. McEnirv believes criminal proceedings can be insti tuted against the proprietors for continuing to accept- money after they knew they were in no condition to meet the obligations they were in curring. The firm established tbe Cable bank a year-and-a-half ago and that at isherrard about a year ago. Death of Mrs. Knos M. Jones. Thursday at Chicago occurred the demise of Mrs. Enos M. Jones at the residence of her son-in-law. Rev, Prof. R. F. Weidner, formerly con nected with the faculty of Angus tana college. The deceased was also a former resident of Rock Island, her husband dying here in 1888. She was 70 years of age. The remains will arrive from Chicago tomorrow morning, the funeral, which will be private, to take place from Under taker Knox's rooms at 9 o'clock with interment at Chippiannock cem etery, where services will be con. ducted by Prof. E. F. Bartholomew, ox Augustana college. The Modern Mother tias ionnd that her little ones are improved more by the pleasant laxa tive. Syrup of Fins, when in need ot the'laxative effect of a gentle reme. dy than by any other, and that it is more acceptable to them. Children enjoy it and it benefits them. The true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is man ufactured by the California Fig syrup company only. The person who disturbed the con gregation last Sunday by conghing ii requested to call at M. F. Bahnsen'i drug store and get a bottle of Foley'i Honey and Tar (50 cents) which al ways gives relief. All the Season's Delicacies -r- AN be found at BLAKES- LET & McDONALD'S. Malaga Grapes, Choice Oranges, New Figs, Nuts and Dates, Extra Choice Apples Big Line of Candies, Foreign and Domestic Cheese Drop in and see onr Elogant Store and Display. Blakesley & McDonald, 2304 Fifth Ave. Phone 1196. Special Sale -FOR HO LP Ladies' Desks, Fancy Screens, Oval Florentine Mirrors, Odd Chairs, Rockers, Tabourettes. Having made arrangements for our usual Christmas deliveries, goods will . be sent when wanted. Open Evenings A. J. SMITH & SON 12? end 12f West Third street, Davenport. s We Know You t Are looking for good things for Christmas pres ent, and it would only be a waste of time and words to try and enumerate all the bright and new styles we have prepared for this Christmas. If you desire to see an up-to-date, and a little beyond, line of Furnishing Goods, now is the time and this is the place to make your pur chases in j Neckwear, Hosiery, I Mufflers, Underwear, Handkerchiefs Suspenders, Gloves, Mittens, j Mackintoshes, Jersey Office C ats,l j Umbrellas, Canes Spmmers 1804 Second Avenue. YOUR CHOICE FOR s Remember it only takes $2 to secure a pair. Schneider's Central shoe store; 1818 SECOND AVE. HARPER HOUSE BLOCK. IT'S EASY ENOUGH To tell the public all about how things are almost given away, but we have no goose that lays golden eggs, therefore we do not care TO TELL FAIRY TALES But we have a reliable line of Watches, Clocks, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware and an exquisite assortment of silver novelties that will make ac ceptable holiday presents. Don't forget to inspect our stock. The price will be right. Bleuer Bros' Jewelry Store. THE- DAY & LaVelle One Price. Lidlrs cloth top welt. pat. tip. reg. pries $5.00 done welt, plain, " " tarn - 4.00 " - welt - 1 BO " - Urn " S W - - . We are bound to close the above goods out, and by offering tbem at $2 a pair, ererj lad ought to secure a pair before they are all sold. Convince yourself by calling on as to ex amine the goods.