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THE AEGTJS, THUESDAT, DECEMBER 8, 1898.
CMaiia & Umni
List of Useful Xmas Presents:
A Fine Rocking Chair.
A Fine Vernis Martin Chair.
A Fine Vernis Martin Divan.
A Fine Mahogany Divan.
A Fine Couch.
A Fine Davenport.
A Fine Center Table.
A Fine Dining Table.
A" F;ne Library Table.
A Fine Desk.
A Fine Book Case.
A Fine Sideboard.
A Fine China Closet.
A Fine Parlor Cabinet.
A Fine Bed Room Set.
A Fine Parlor Suit.
A Fine Brass Bedstead.
A Fine Iron Bedstead.
A Fine Dressing Table.
A Fine Office Chair.
A Fine Gold Piate Onyx Stand.
A Pine Music Cabinet.
A Fine Rug.
A Fine Carpe".
And hundreds of other useful articles
to be found at our store. Prices guar
anteed the lowest.
Clemann & Salzmann
Cor. Sixteenth Street and Second Avenue
A '99 Bicycle Free
To the person presenting the largest list of
names of Rock Island bicycle riders, giving
their street and number, also name and
number of the wheel they ride, will be given
a "eg model bicycle listed at S6o. All lists will
be thoroughly examined and any one found
containing ficticious names will be thrown
out. Contest closes New Year's Day at 6
o'clock p. m. All lists must be mailed to
C. A. SPENCER,
202 Eighteenth street.
(T&HGEST STOVE PUNT iNTHE WGRtlfl
Prices From $3 to $50
AT THE "JEWEL STORE.'
Alfon. Mvers Sr Company
Opposite Harper House. 1S21 SECOND AV
WANING OF THE WAVE
! Pessimistic Views of River Mat
ters by a Le Claire Correspondent.
THINKS IT ALL OFF WITH BOATS.
Actual Conditions lo Not, However. Sus
tain the IJisuial Conclusion Siguitl
cauce of the Short Trade l'a ket in
the Commerce of the Inland Water
A correspondent of the Chicago Rec
ord writing from Le Claire on rthe
close of the boating season of 'VS speaks
gloomily of the wane in business the
:ist year, during which the
correspondent says: "There was a
good stage of water, and the improve
ments which have been made upon
the channel gave them very fair navi
gation: but. notwithstanding this,
business never before has been so
The writer then proceeds to enu
merate the causes of the decline in
business along shore, lie says: "The
Mississippi. iO years ago. was the
great main highway. Twenty years
ago it was doing a vast mercantile
business by the numerous line packets
running above St. Louis. But in this
degenerate day the river has fallen
into a state so low that it is little
more than a road for the raft Ixiats.
and a great common sewer for the
towns along its banks. The railroads
cannot altogether meet the rates
that the boats can afford to make,
but by meeting them haif say in rates
and the other half in iuickues of
transportation they have usurped the
place that t lie river held bo fore they
came, and the river, it is safe to say.
never will regain its old importance."
Reference is made to the fallingofT in
passenger traffic and t he reliance the
packets have Income accustomed to at
tach to the tourist travel. This year,
however, it is claimed that 4 because
.ome climatic freak, perhaps, the
tourist season was shorter than
usual, although at the outset a boom
ing business was expected. Coupled
with this was a smaller business in
freights than has ever been known.
The railroads had plenty to do. but
the boats went begging. Early in
the hot weather of .September the
Diamond Joe boats, the only line run
ning between !St. Louis and St. Paul,
were taken otT. There was not busi
ness enough to justify them in fight
ing their way against the declining
9tage of water. 1 he snort line pack
ets, which seldom run more than 100
miles and return, did a better busi
ness in proportion than did the large
boats, but it was purely local and just
where the increase came from it was
not easy to say."
The correspondent continues: ''The
other main business of the river
that of rafting logs and lumber siif
fered alike with the passenger and
freight traffic. The reason for the
decline of the rafting business is
easily found. The mills along the
river are elosing one by one. as the
timler supply' of the north dimin
ishes. A gool many of these mills
have consumed the timber from all
the lands hold by their owners, and
these men have not found it prolitabie
to buy logs in the market "with which
to feed their saws. Instead of a hun
dred raft boats or thereabout, last
summer saw only alx;ut sixty on the
upper river. One sawmill in Rock
Island has Ix'en pulled down. The
one mill in Moline, it is understood.
mav not open again. Muscatine has
another one in like situation. Ail
along the river is the same decline of
the sawmill industry. Naturally the
boats do not raft logs if the mills are
not there to cut them.
Krvival of Old Time Splendor.
"There are recurring rumors from
time to time of a revival of the old
time splendors of the upper river
through packets. 'Diamond Joe'
Reynolds, one of the keenest steam
Uatmen who ever turned a wheel,
was badgered and annoyed for several j
vears !cfore his death bv this phan- j
torn of a great palatial passenger
packet that should make almost rail
road time, draw so little water that it
could run anywhere lctween banks
md le so magnilieent that people
would throng the 'evees for a chance
to ride. Deny it as often as he pleased
ami he generally uenieil it several
times a day every season -Diamond
Joe' never succeeded in putting this
rumor to sleep.
Last season, notwithstanding the
iKjor luck ol tne sieamnoat men, has
shown the lcst channel, for the stage j
of water it contained, that the river'
has ever shown. The snagboat kept '
11 iree irom iiosiruiinius, aii'i until
the river got within a few inches of
extreme low water mark, at the very
end of the season. boats had no ditli-
cultv in running. Engineers keep'
steadily at work improving the chan-j
nel, whether the loats are many or;
The Record's river correspondent .
Iocs not take either a correct or ai
1lulosophic3l view of the situation.
n the lirst place, the unusually low
stage of wat-r was largely responsible
for the condition of business the past
year. urthermore. the best davs on
the river have not passed. The Dia
mond Jo people are not discouraged.
and are notoniv putting their regular,
packets ia shape for next season oui .
are overhauling and rebuilding anoth
er. The St. Paul. Qnincy and Du
Lu.jiie will be out with the opening of
navi 'at:on m the spring, augmented
bv the Svdnev. and as in the past, will
likely run as long aa the stage of wa
ter will permit. i
Significance torn Small racket.
It cannot be denied (bat the local
packet has cnt into the packet busi
ness of the through boat. lietween
all the more important cities along
the river daily or every -other-day
packets of light draught have beeu
running with increasing success for
the past 10 years. Three seasons
have seen a splendidly equipped 2
boat daily packet line in operation be
tween Rock Island. Davenport and
Clinton. For a number of years an
every -other-day boat has been in op
eration between this point and Bur
lington, and its management has pur
chased another boat, which is being
llttcd out with a view to a daily
packet - service next season. This
does not look as if the steamIoat bus
iness was so very much on the wane
And what is true of the conditious
here is so of the towns all along the
river. The short packet trade has be
come an important factor of com
merce from St. Juis to St. Paul
showing that it is more .1 question of
boats adapted to the varying stages of
the water than a lack of business or a
growing conviction that the grand old
river has seen its day.
POLICE COURT MATTERS
Tommy Andenwn and Kobert Keating nP
for Dlnorderly Conduct. -
Tommy Anderson, aged IX, is a tem
porary boarder at the county jail,
serving out a sfl tine-for disorderly
conduct, because' he took on
board "jast enough booze to be
noisy,1' as he explained it to Police
Magistrate Stafford. Tommy is em
ployed bv the Rock Island Fuel com
pany as driver, lie appeared at the
company s ollice in a boisterous con
ilitiou yesterday, and when told to go
home and sober up he proceeded to
clean the place out. Sergt. Archer
was summoned to take him in charge
Robert Keating, of Muscatine, was
terrorizing the natives on First ave
nue between Eighteenth and Nine
teenth street, by the bombardment of
the rranklin house front with rocks.
last night when Chief Pender appear
ed on the scene. Kobert ht.il appar
enllv beeu imbibing in li"-litiu
"licker." His friends can address
him for the present at the county cal
aboose. Ho was charged with disor
der! v conduct, and lined $l.r and costs
An old itinerant character known as
"Sleepy Jim" swiped a coat from the
M. A K. store in Davenport, and came
to Kock Island. He was nabbed by
Chief Pender last night. He was
turned fiver to the Iowa authorities.
Officer David Fitzgerald has been
laid up the past few days by illness.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL.
Dan Scully, Jr., is laid up with the
Miss Bessie Gilinore is visiting in
W. W. Smith is here from Chicago
to spend a few days with his folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Irwin. 423
Third street, have welcomed a new
son. , j .
Mrs. John Donohue and familly
leave today for Perry, Iowa, to make
Mrs. Richard Crampton entertained
a company of lady friends at her home
The pleasing face of Motorman Hen
St. Vrain is missing from the Elm
street line. He is il!.
Mrs. J. II. Wilson has returned from
North Piatte. Neb., where she was
called by the illness of her sister,
Mrs. (;. M. May, who died after her
arrival at her bedside.
Mrs. S. S. Davis entertained Moline
ami Davenport friends at a reception
at her home on Twenty-third street
yesterday afternoon. This afternoon
sho is receiving her Rock Island
The lx.-r.elit ball given by the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen at
Aim-try hall last night for Andrew F.
Crcaser, who was disabled sometime
ago in an accident on the Rock Island
road, was largely attended, nearly
oue hundred couples being present.
Bleiier's orchestra with George
Stroehle as prompter furnished the
music. It was a success financially
Furniture For the t lab.
Messrs. F. V. Bahusen. E. II.
Guycr. Charles McIIugh and J. T.
Stafford have returned from Chicago,
where they purchased $l..!o worth
of furniture for the new Rock Island
Club. The furniture is of mahogany,
bird's eye maple and old oak, and is
of rich finish through out.
The committee enjoyed a decided
advantage in the purchase through
letters of introduction with which it
was provided by L. S. MeCabe and the
use of his name. The committee
bought enough furniture to lit out
practically all the club rooms hand
somely. The Theatre.
Her Enemy's Hand" was played
bv Roliert Sherman and company
at Harper's theatre last night before
an audience that was well pleased.
This evening the cempany presents
East Lynne. " A watch is to le given
away at Saturday nighfs perform
ance. A Card.
We. the undersigned, do hereby
agree to refund the money on a 50
cent bottle of Greene's "Warranted
Syrup of Tar if it fails to cure your
cough or cold. We also guarantee a
25-cent bottle to prove satisfactory or
horst vox kokckkitz.
Itchir.g piles? Never mind if phy
sicians have failed to cure you. Try
Dean's Ointment. No failure there.
Fifty cents, at any drugstore. For
sale by Marshall & Fisher, druggists. 1
All OLD SETTLER DIES
William F. Boehme, Sr., Expires
After Being III Nine
HAD LIVED HERE SIXTY YEARS.
Once Well-to-Do, Having Keen Engaged
in the I.lvery Kanine Au Expert In
Handling and Caring for Horses Fun
eral Service for Henry J. Harrison at
St. Joseph's Cliarch.
William F." lSoeliine. Sr., passed
awav at S;30 this jiiorniug at is home.
KiilJ Fifth avenue, nfter an illness of
nine months from cancer in the neck.
His death removes from the comma
nity one of its oldest and once well-
Born in Saxony, Germany, in 1825
Mr. Boehme when a mere boy struck
out for America, arriving in Rock Is!
and when but 13 vears of age. Here
he grew to manhood, eventually ac
cuius latiug enough inoaeylto- em-
ourK. in me-jivcry. uusiness,-- joi :
number of years he conducted- sta
ble at the corner of Second ...avenue
and Eighteenth street, wjiere the
Rock Island National i1" bank now
stands. But reverses came. Mr.
Boehme retired, and engaged in less
prolitabie pursuits. He was always
tond of horses, anil was an ex
pert in the matter of their care and
training. There were i.; e who
would not hear to any one but Mi
Boehme handling their horses.
He was kind and generous hearted
even to a fault. He was interesting
and ever ready with a reminiscent
tale relating to his earlv life, when he
came west for the lirst time, among
other things claiming that he bunted
ducks in a swamp where the great
metropolis of Chicago is now located.
Mr. Boehme never knew a sick day
until overtaken by his linal and fatal
allliction. His death was the lirst in
his family. With his wife he leave
live children: William F.. Jr., Charles
and Allx-rt Boehme, and Mrs. Laura
Siaubach and Mrs. Minnie Fues. The
funeral will le held at 2 p. m. Sun
day with services at the residence.
Mr. Harrison's Funeral.
Funeral services for Henry J. Har
rison were held at St. Joseph's church
this morning, requiem mass being
said bv Rev. Father Thomas Mackin.
The llowers included remembrances
from fellow employes at the Peoria
Railway aud Coal Valley Mining
companies'' offices. The pall
bearers were Hon. illiam MeLniry,
M. A. Patterson, E. G. Spaulding, W.
S. Fulmer, II. C. Wivill and John
O'Neill, the latter of Cable. Inter
ment was made in Calvary cemetery.
Mrs. Edward Crawfoid died sud
denly at her home in Rural last
The funeral of the late E. P. Pinneo
will be - held at Trinity church at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. R.
F Sweet officiating. The body will
be taken to the church tomorrow
morning and lie in state under a guard
of Sir Kuights from Everts corumaud
ery, K. T., which will have charge of
Hard Coal Market.
Antbrao e coal, all sizes, delivered
at $6.o0 per ton, for immediate de-
a,rjiiiT f ' T." I T T r -
Positively cures colds, la rrinie.
neuralgia. Sold by all liijuor dealers.
Lkmbkm & DktLkkskx, wholesale
There were 17.000 nmlirpILia left-, in
London cabs in one year, according to a
Munyon's Headache and Indi
is the only remedy on the market
that will cure every form of Headache
in 3 to 10 minutes, correct indiges
tion, stimulate the nerves and build
up the system. It should be in every
home and every traveler's gripsack.
At all druggists. 25 cures, 25c
pur Holiday Goods a
H TASTE, QUALITY, STYLE,
Are beautiful selections
of desirable and appro
priate gifts for old and
young. This season's
purchases satisfy the
requirements as to
The added virtue of Low
Prices is not neglected.
In rings, especially, we
are showing the largest
stock in the tri-cities.
Hundreds to select
Jewelry for all people
and all pocketbooks.
daeate Tew Bowels With Caveareta.
Candy Catbartic. cure constipation forever.
10c,5e. IX C C C.UU, dratguttsretttnrt money.
& Opposite Harper House, Q
Rock Island. p
Enormous, Enthusiastic Special
Holiday Couch and Rocker Sale.
Elegance, DurabUity, Taste and Economy Shown through
out the Entire Line.
Today, Monday, Dec. 5
We have opened the largest and best display of Tnfled
Couches. Lounges and loekers ever shown in the three
cities. We will show for this sale over one hundred designs
in Couches, and over 300 designs iu Rockers. This great
sale continues until Christmas. The prices on them will
more than surprise you.
Do not miss thes special Holiday Sale Hummers, or fail
to visit our toy department on the first floor. Goods
put aside for Christmas delivery.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123 125 West Third Street
We Have Your Size of a
ifeze - Dlslei -
i-'l - I ,
-. ii? ;
The Make, the Finish, the Fit, the
' ',. Goods, equal to a Cus-
SOmmERS f La VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue.
ree & Smith . .
Skating boot, (makers of the Composite $3.00 shoes .)
now on sale for $2.00
Are made of kmgiroo, with he ivy s'lles, siz ss 'J
to H, width from A to K, a saving of $1.00 a pair.
A box calf shoe, for ladies' and gents', with extra
heavy sole, calf lined, for $3.00, AA to E, a
storm or skating boot $3.00
Headquarters for misses', boys' and children's school shoes.
We lit the feet, large or small, broad or wide.
308 Twentieth street,
t 3 1 3
We Repair all Kinds of
If you want the Best Pump buy the
RED JACKET at
Phil S. Wilcher's
. 303 Twentieth tre'