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TrtK AKWTH. SATI7PDAY. : I)F.C'tiMKKR 2. IKH3.
10c a Week!
Served every evening at the
Supper Table hot from
Lncal, Tclegrarhic and General News Presented
in Entertaining style, and Supplemented
with Serials, Miscellany and Hu-
I in: Akjas'U essentially a pacr for the home
ui'l Ixmkl Ik: a regular visitor into every household
in Iwtk Island.
It is a fearless advocate of everything tending to
pr.nw.te the interests of th'- city and its pcop'e. It
f.nriot he controlled Ly cliques and selfish corpora
te i i n has liecn frequently demonstrated.
The reduction in price to ten cents a week has
li i 'I the effect of bringing in an average of 20 new
MiUtriU rs a day since the announcement was made.
1 .ea ve your order at the off.ee.
TELEPHONE NO. 1145.
THE GREAT CANAL.
What Has Aire: d Been Done
on the Waterway. ,
WOXIDI THE VICHITY OF MILAN.
i PataHe r crlpttoa mt Ikf o.pvrmtloM,
Ml a Review of the 1rJct-T:ie Mnaejr
Aparuprlttoa Bad m far Sftri-1 be Out.
toad rr Fat arc- frvgnwor a Urand
Ii Was the fault of ancient linn .
that whilo it built with magnificence,
it built for the luxurv nf IkHinimmr.
atlvcly few. The conquered people..
who were freeman before, were made
slave by the power of the Cirsars,
and these coimiif-n-il ncotilf; aliil tlio
work of the slave in giving their un
requited toil to the building of a
wonderful city. The prosperous
nd titled accrued a nrincclv hi-nclit:
to the laborer, who accomplished
everything, nothing was given.
True, the rcat ciitcrpiics were a
ucnciu to the community inec.ty
but the common jcopIe shared but
has moved along bravely since taken
hold of by the government. The
foundation has been laid, and the
walls reared, and the lock is now
ready for the hanging of gates and
opening for use as soon as needed.
The foundations ' of the two other
locks on the 41 mik-s under construc
tion, known as the "middle' and the
guard" lock, have been completed,
and everything is ready for the
raising of the walls.
The work on excavating and bank
ing the canal for the two miles that
it takes the channel of Rock river,
from the head of liig Island down to
the mainland near Milan, is nearly
completed, and will be liuished ear
ly .next spring. The abutments of
the dams, the sluices, etc.. arc all
in. About $:7U)0J has been ex
pended in carrying the work to its
On the eastern section the work of
a ijuiring title is being actively
iiislied, according to the bast itifor
liiilioii, but this year tight of way
has been had only upon the section
at this end of the canal, and work
co.ild not have b-cn done elsewhere
hnd it been desired to.
Fust lll.torj and Fainrr Outlook.
It has been estimated that the total
BUSINESS IS BOOMING.
Clrmanafe SalMmaan, Faraltnra and Car
Business is booming. We hare had
a rush of business that is marvcloug.
In our line the prospect for a tn -mendons
holiday trado is excellent.
Our season has opened to such an
extent that we have been coin pell- d
already to add to our facilities for
taking care of the trade and deliver
ing goods. We are making a special
ty of ladies' writing desks, parh r
tables, easy chairs and rocking chairs,
o which we boast the finest line in
the three cities. You will also li d
in our stock an elegant assortment f
Mexican onyx tables, side beards,
china cabinets, combination book
cases, dressing room tables and chairs
to match, bed room suits, many
handsome now designs in parlor fnr
niturt., lace and chenile curtain!1, and
many other articles time and spact
will not permit our mentioning. A
visit to our store will convince you
it is the best place to select a sensi
ble and useful gift. We are sure you
will lind in our stock just what yon
want. Buy something useful and
you will ever thank us for the sug-
Islam. X vASX
Commencing Saturday, N6v,2f,C
Saturday. Dec. 2, we will make prP
which will astonish you and compel IT
wneiner you need shoes or, now h
. Choice, all week, of any ladies'
fine shoe, square or opera toe,
plain or patent tip, regular $3.22
or 3.03 shoes, only f2.5).
Misses' fine Dongola, square
toe, patent tip, regular $1.75
shoes, a' I week $1.25.
Child's Dongola shoe, spring
heel, size 6 to 8, as long as they
last at 15 ccats.
95 ccBtusj i i ti :
sh..e8, regular tJ-3.,1.
shoes, go ft.. .-''
Ladica la all--5
cl.ith overgaiter. gtuit.
long its they j5 ;
' Single psdwao'3'
too nnmeraaito; ..
bii rcUaeUoat ' " :
WX. le in the lene!its, except os we
are allowed to share in the sunlight
and air. !
As "westward the course of em
pire takes its way." new ideas engage ;
the attention of the minds of the
people. Ill fact, the age of the pres- I
cut is the reign of the common peo-!
pie. C-oniiuercc. which is the bene-
ticiarr of all. has taken the place of
the unjust benefits to the f .w bene- I
tits derived without toil, intelligence
or the application of that energy, j
which has for its object the accm- :
plishmcut of great designs. j
To taclltt itr ( onmerrr .
In cn!itcniilation of this idea of
commerce, thoughtful people in the
west and northwest thoughtful peo
ple who lived in the regions named
before most of the present genera
tion was Ixirn rightfully concluded
that there was a vast amouut of en
ergy wasted in the transportation of
the commodities of the soil from one
sectien of this country to the other
a section embracing a territory ex
tending from the great lakes to the
west and south, so vast, indeed, that
a iiumlHT of the leading kingdoms of
Europe could be carved from it and
stili leave an area covering all the
liritish Isles, with Ik-lgium and Hol
land and Denmark and Sweden, and
several other sections known as prin
cipalities crowded in to keep them
comfortable. To facilitate this com
merce of the west it had long
I e -n discussed that a canal
stretching from Lake Michigan to
some ioiut on the Mississippi river
would effect the pnrpose. While
the advocacy was fervent tl.c opposi
tion was great. Year in and year
out it came up in congress, so that
the present generation looked upon
it somewhat as it did the celebrated
chancery case of Jarndrce vs.
Jarndyce in the English courts of
etiiity always being brought to the
front by the "lawyers interested, but
causing a pcrctual smile that it
seemed no nearer a conclusion. It
is not the intention here -to go over
the wcll-trjddcn ground, and speak
of the efcorts of such men as ex-Congressman
J. II. Murphy, of Daven
port, and Congressman T. J. Hender
son of this state, in their endeavors
to carry the work to completion.
The htory of their labors aud final
achievement has been fullv and ably
presented to the ieoplc. They were
not alone in the work thousands
put their shoulders tn th wheel and
aided in its advancement. The be
ginning of the end came. Congress,
to repeat an old story, known to
rr.rrnnn who reads, anprortriatcd
1 $1.0;M.0 ) I) begin the worlrjiad far
ther its construction. The money
has ttccn carefully and judiciously
F rv( the Vak
Engineer L. L. Wheeler, in general
charge of the operations here, reports
three miles of earthwork practically
completed, the eml-ankments being
carried down as near to the mouth of
the canal as could be done this sea'
son and allow sufficient free area for
the discharge of ice and flood waters
ao&t spring. , The work on lock 37
cost of the canal would be in round
numbers $7.M) l.OJU. The sum of
$.V.H),0'I0, which was at first appro
priated, is at prosent available to the
extent of $-':J.U t. The remainder
will be available as demands arc
made or uses required.
The canal 'derives its name from
the village of Hennepin, on the Illi
nois river, in the county of l'titnam,
about half way between Milan and
Chicago. Its length from the Mis
sissippi river to the Illinois river, j
near Hennepin, is n miles, winch is
about half the distance K-twcen Lake
Michigan and the Mississippi river
by the traveled route of the water-war.
Some $20,00) a month is being
paid out for its construction, ill the
way of hired labor, aud this is in ad
dition to the payments of labor by
those who have contracts.
Capt. W. 1 Wheeler, the armv
o flicer, has his office in Milan, under
charge of his able assistant, L. L.
v hee.er. J. C. Lange, an assistant.
has an office at Tiskilwa, on the sur
vey work. At present the only work
iiemg gone is construction work no
surveys nnd the only work now
under contemplation is the comple
tion of the live miles extending from
the Mississippi river, just aliovc
Milan, about one and a half miles.
About 22 miles of the Kock river can
be used, so that practically 27 miles
of waterway will be made available
for all kinds of traffic along tdat dis
tance that is, 27 miles extending
northeast from the Mississippi river.
There will Ik- S9 locks.
Everything has been stndied with
thn Utmost idea of eennom v: ami
while economy is sken of, the J
workmen are dealt with in a fair
and liberal manner. Capt. Wheeler
himself knows no rest. Call at his
house at 5 o'clock in the morning,
and many times earlier, you will j
find him gone. Where? Away at
the locks, or somewhere along the
canal. For what purpose at that
eurly hour in the morning? O, t'jerc
is business to be looked after, and
plans to be laid out for the coming
work of the day, and. for that mat
ter, days and weeks ahead. Un
til now, and as long as the weath
er will permit, men are working by
relnvs night and dar. Ibis is an
evidence that it is the desire of th?
men tn charge to puh the work to
tompletion as rapidly as possildo.
To a man who is a civil engineer
it would be a delight t describe the
surveys the excavations, the beauty
and the mechanism of the lucks, as
well as every other detail in the ac
complishment of a great engineering
work; but to the practical man who
knows not of these, he finds a ' pleas
ure in peering into the future to
see his children or his grandchildren
sitting in their homes along this
great waterway, viewing the com
merce of Europe passing through
the Gulf of St. Lawrence, winding
its way en a sinous water patch until
it reaches Chicago, and then moving
westward to the Mississippi, either
to be distributed to the farther west
or lind its way to the southern gulf
and still be propel led to the extremes
of the southern republics.
gB.i n. It will cost you nothing' t
look us over, and we shall be pleaser
to shew you around, whe her y u
buy or not.
Clemaxn & Salzmaxn,
1525. 1527 and 152'J Sioud avenue.
and KM, 125 and ITi Sixteenth
Wonil. r7al KraliMn.
Every atom of feencry used in thi
production of "She Couldn't Marr
Three," is specially built for the play.
There are over three tons of it: it "it-
worth going miles to sec. One ot
the most notable scenes of the plav
is a picture of the Cornish Coast,
with practical revolving light lions
and mrioiiliht ou the ocean: also th
view of Carboy's Abbey with crumb
ling walls and dinging ivy, a
scene so beautiful as to bailie descrip
tion. In the last act of the show is
shown an exact representation ot
Dingley Tunnel, one of the most stu
IMMidous and natural railroad sccucs
Everyone of these novel effects are
guaranteed by Manager Montrose
and will Ihj seen here in the produc
tion of She Couldn't Marrv Three."
One Week Only.
1621 Second Ave., Under Rock ishnd llcrri
rHEY ABE BARGAlt.
A car load of handsome bed room suits cc!: j
at the following prices. ; ;"-
Suits worth 15 00 go at
27 5 J
t ; . '
Stt C )
. tl It.
Remember we have only one car load to
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices. : : :
CLEMANN & SflLZnE
t25 aud 1527
tleorgc H. Kingsbury, dealer in
line art goods, has made special prejv
arations for the holiday trade this
year, having added to the already
largo stock many beautiful water
colors, remark etchings and line en
gravings. They are very reasonable
in price, and are sure to be ready
sellers. His facilities fer framing
pictures of any size or style on short
notice are belter than ever. He has
always carried the largest stock of
mouldings and ha doubled the as
sortment for the holiday trade, lie
sides the lines mentioned his slock of
Christmas novelties is most com
plete. Sec his display advertisement
for further arrangements.
Ituford 1-tMt, AtteutlNit
All members of Johu Kutord Post,
(i. A. K., are hereby commanded, to
meet at ii. A, It. hall at 1 p. m. Sun
day, Dec, 3, to attend the funeral of
our late comrade. Dr. E. II. Kowuian.
The W. 11. C. and all friends are in
vited. Wm. McComiciiie,
W. A. Korr's, Adjutant.
'"YTlft! My hnsbaud is the queerest
Friend In what respect?
Wife Why, before lie married mo I
crraliiu't get him to leave the house be
fore 12 o'clock, and since I can't get him
to come to it before that time. Detroit
' The Mudera Mutter
Has found that her little ones are
improved more by the pleasant laxa
tive. Syrup of Figs, when in need of
the laxative effect of a gentle reniodv
than any other, and that is more ac
ceptable to them. Children enjoy it
and it benefits them. The true rem
edy, Syrnp of Figs, is manufactured
by the California Fig Syrupcompany
Fine Jewelry and Solid ;f
Cor. Third and Ilraily St. - Dar
IKCOUrO RATED CKDEK THE STATS LAW. .. I.
Rock Island Savings Be
IXock Island,' III.
jica; t i from . m. to 3 p. and SaUrday crcal(s timm Talfx'
Fire per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money lnan.ll OS t'
lateral or Beat Estate security. ;
P. L. HlfcUELL, Pris t. F- C. DBKKMAXN. Vioc PnTU . f
Kuxmiw: ' ' .
P. L. Mitchell, K. C. Iniika-Kim, John Cralancli. Pii1 MltcitaX ai.l s- '
c w nn. j. n. Uni.Mi. j,a VoUu -Jscuoa
A lliwt, ttuUratota. '
Ccsan bwincfs Jnljr S, 1k', tii occai'J tat (onlhraM comcraf MMcatB A '
fYojT eto.-ot of U.C B:d aUast
Ail Mods at Cat FIokcw Tliiir ia ;
iw Muck rm-a Oram! park, Uw tarait hw Iowa
. HUDSON &pa
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All kinds of Oarpmteiiiig promptly
libop oor FInt ar. nd Bercntvtrl
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