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TIIE ABGrTJS, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1902.
Who Will -be
RIVER TRADE WAR
Great American Derby?
Is a much, discussed question ut this
time. It is exciting, a great deal of
interest and undoubtedly many large
sums of money will be won or lost.
It is an important affair, and it will
not be decided until the race has been
run. There is another question of
great importance that can be decided
at once, and that is -
Where to Buy Groceries
Shields improved methods in the gro
cery trade and his high-quality, low
price selling is certain to impress upon
the economical housewife the fact that '
the right place to do her purchasing isat
Lively Times Looked for on Rock
Island Levee From
CHANGE JS AGENTS TAKES PLACE
I J. II.
Johnston Succeeds Capt.
mont, Latter Going With
2535 FIFTH AVE.
t Everything reduced. Discount
You have a chance to buy
: the best 1
! Clothing' and
Furnishing" Goods ,
ever shown in Rock Island f
and just when you need it.
Will we see you?
I OLD POSTOFFICE BUILDING
Two Entrances, East and West Seven-
t teenth street.
THEYAII tfNOW'US nTMf
There is " good reason to believe
that tilings will be doing- in loeal
steamboat eireles before Ions'. In
fact they are doing1 now, and the in
dications are that a nierrv war will
be on during- the next few weeks that
will more than likely result in the
city authorities being' ealled upon to
enforce the provisions of the ordi
nance under which the warehouse at
me loot or .Mneteeiitn street was
The nrosiieet of comiH't ition with
the City of Winona, the Acme Packet
company s boat between the tn
cities anu I lintou, to winch previous
reference has been made in The 'Ar
gus, seems about to be realized. 1 he
(.". V. Cowles, which was announced to
come here as an excursion boat, ar
rived last night from the north, and
lay during the day at the Daveiiorf
levee. That the boat was brought
here for something more than carry
ing1 pleasure parties became evident
oy the events that attended her ar
Shake I'p In Arnt.
Capt. -tlcorge Lainont.who has been
the agent of the Acme and Carnival
City packet companies for 'a mnn'lier
of years and has had charge of the
levee warehouse since the tune of its
construction two years ago, has been
succeeded as agent of the former
company by J. li. Johnston, the
change taking effect today. Capt.
Ii mon t is still agent of the Carnival
City Packet company. Kalph La
mont is still looking after the affairs
of the office and will probably con
tinue in that capacity for several
da vs. at least.
Cowles to Knter.
The indications now are that the
Cowles will enter the trade between
this citv and Clinton as a morning
boat and making about the same
time that the .1. S. did last year, anil
that Capt. Lauiont will be the local
agent or the new packet, IF this is
the case, in all probability the right
will be demanded for the Cowles to
use the levee warehouse under the
terms of the ordinance, by virtue of
which the Acme Packet company un
dertook its construction. This ordi
nance specifies that another line
wishing to use the building shall be
given Mrnnssion to do so upon pay
ing part of the cost of its construc
tion anil taking part of the respon
sibility for its maintenance, or by
paying1 to the Acme Packet company
a reasonable rental. 1'mvision is
made for the appointing of a !, rd
of arbitration if the two companies
fail to agree on terms.
Capt. Ktreckfaa flan New Ilwat.
Capt. John Streckfus this after
noon authorized the announcement
in Thvrgus that he has purchased
a pack that has leen operating on
the OhU ver and will have it here
within the next week or 10 days, to
run oetween the tri-cilies and C lin
ton opposite the. City of Winona.
The new craft is said to be larger
than the Winona, but not so large as
the J. S., and the same schedule will
be followed as the latter ran on last
year. While the name of the
latest addition to Capt. Streck
fus licet is not given out.
it is said she will be built especially
for the passenger trade and is in ev
ery wav .fitted to handle the business
required of her.
Klver I: I pie t ft.
The1 Annie Kussell, Park Illuff,
Clenmont, II. C. Hrocknian. F. Weyer
haeuser and C. W. Cowles were the
boats down this morning.
The Winona made her regular trip.
The stage of the water was sta
tionary at 5.70. The temperature at
noon was 61.
The Marie J., one of the boats that
towed the Sprague to St. Louis from
Dubuque passing through this city
last week, passed up todav.
Capt. (ieorge La mont left down the
river on the v. .1. loung uniay to
meet the Quiney, due here tomorrow,
which will be the first Diamond Jo
packet to make this port under the
new order lifting the ban against
DOINGS OF ONE SAY
IN LOCAL POLICE COURT
Edward White, an uptown resident,
was given a hearing1 this morning be
fore Magistrate Johnson on complaint
of E. Nelson, a neighbor, for a breach
of the peace. The trouble occurred
yesterday. Although the complain
ing witness offered to prove that the
defendant was a "free lunch fiend'
and a "bar fly" his honor failed to
see reason for imposing a fine and
dismissed the case.
. William. otherwise known us
"Susky" Itowman, colored, was ar
rested this morning for the alleged
theft of an overcoat belonging to a
fellow lodger at the Dangerfield dour
icile at Twenty-second , street and
Third avenue. The garment was sold
at the (Jreater New York Loan bank
on Twentieth street. When accused
bv Officer McCarthy of having sold
the coat for 75 cents, "Susky" re
sented the imputation, declaring
that he got onlv SO cents, thus eon
fessing- to the crime.
FAST TRAIN ON Q
Company Preparing for Competi
tion Between St. Louis
and St. Paul.
TO REDUCE DENVER TIME ALSO
Survey in Rock Island and Mercer
K. L. CJofT.went to Peoria today.
Mrs. Marv Wirt left for Peoria to
Miss Ethel Cornish left for a visit
in iwshop inn.
Mrs. Emma Case, of Port Pyron,
was in the city today.
.1. S. Cilmore and daughter Clare
left for Peoria this niorninj
MK. J. S. Ingalls has returned
from an extended visit in Des Moines
Mrs. Amanda (iaghagen, of Omaha,
returned to that city, after a visit in
I. S. Camblin, of South Kock Island,
ft this afternoon for a visit at Col
Mrs. J. E. Troline. of Pishop Hill,
returned home this morning, after a
visit in this city.
II. P. tireenoiigh. assistant super
intendent of the .Kock Island road,
was in Chicago today.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Eiper, liobcrt
Wendt and (ieorge Schaiblc were
lown from Port Hyron today.
Mrs. D. P. McKown has gone to
spend the summer at the home of her
son. Charles S. McKown. at Peoria.
C. It. Wheelan is in Peoria in at
tendance at the stale convention of
the Illinois Undertakers associa
Mrs. (Ieorge Purdy, of (Ireen Kiver,
returned home this mornings a iter a
visit with .Mrs. Sherman isrinkerhoir.
DO:! I went v-second street.
County Clerk II. 15. Hubbard left
this afternoon to join Mrs. Hubbard
at Canton, South Dakota, where he
will remain till the middle of next
The Misses tirace Creer, of Kansas,
Marv licev, of lexas, and 11a I en-
iiilte. of Colfax. Iowa . all sVhool
friends, are the guests of
Warren on Second avenue.
The officials of the Durlington road
have been ealled to Chicago to pre
pare a new time table for the system,
to go into effect Sunday, July 6.
The main features of the changes
on the main line were outlined yes
terday and the feature will be a re
duction of the time between Chicago
and Denver to meet the cuts that
have been made bv the Kock Island
and the Northwestern roads reeentlv
The llurlington time will now be
little faster than either of the other
roads are -making, having been re
duced to 2G hours and 20 minutes.
I here is a rumor that it will also
be decided to put on a fast train
through Kock Island connecting St
Louis and St. Paul in addition to the
service given at present, in order t
meet any competition the Kock Isl
and road may see fit to make witlj its
present facilities from Durlington
over the li., t . K. & IN.
Alliance Will Soon Knl. Perhaps
-t the present the liurimgton roai
is doing1 as much business over the
. C. II. & X. through its traffic ar
rangements as is done over its line
through this city, but it is not known
when the Kock Island will stop the
use of the line west' of the river and
put n trains to take the business
from the Durlington not handled
solely by the C, li. & Q.
As to Keren t Surreys.
The recent surveys in the lower
part of this county and in Mercer
county have been made with the ob
ject of discovering a shorter route
than the road has at present in ord
to comiiete with the service the Kock
Island seems certain to provide soon
er or later.
Of course when the use of the 15
C. K. it X. is denied to the C. I!. &
Q., all its business will have to come
this way and a large increase in tlmJ
number of trains vill be necessary
CANAL PROJECT TO
AVOID ROCK ISLAND RAPIDS
Thi foflowing dispatch from Tam-
pico. 111., appears in todav-s Chicago
Prairie da Chica ..
Dea Moines Rapids.
I B W I ft IA.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
TO CELEBRATE FOURTH
IN LOWER END OP COUNTY
There are to be two Fourth of July
celebrations in the lower end of the
county this year. One will be at
Charles Titterington's gTove, one and
a half miles north' of the village of
Edgington, and the other at Castle's
rt)ve, iK-low Illinois City. At tl.
former place S. It. Kenworthy, of
this city, and W.-A. Meese, of Moline,
have been engaged as sjH-ukers, and
the Buffalo cornet band will dis
course the music.
A canal is iH-ing projected hy
well known men of Whiteside county
to run along' the Illinois banks of
the Mississippi river from Fulton to
the three cities of Moline. Rock Island
and Davenport to avoid the danger
ous rapids in the Mississippi above
Jock Island and also to shorten the
distance bv water from Clinton to
The canal as projected would
leave the Mississippi at Fulton, run
east 17 miles to Kock river, near Lyn
don, and then south to the llennepii
canal, which was constructed three
years ago and enters the Mississippi
near Milan. The new waterway
W-ould virtually be a changing of the
course of the Mississippi, making it
How more nearly straight south,
shortening distances at least li0
miles "between large cities on tht'
river and avoiding th dangers to
navigators at Kock Island, where the
United States has spent thousands
"Engineers who have examined and
surveyed the route declare it feasible
and say that when completed the
canal will 1m one of the great inland
waterways of the middle west and
mark an epoch in the revival of Iraf
tic from St. Paul to Peoria and points
on the Illinois river iy making them
accessible through the Hennepin
Albert, son of Mr. and Mr
Lucders, of South Kock Island. ag
year and 4 months, died at 11
o'clock last night, after an illness
two days. The funeral will take
place from the residence at - o'clock
Kock Island friends will le grieved
to hear of the death of Agnes Heath
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. -Mac!
Sholl, which occurred last Saturday
at their home in Carthage. lie was
aged 1" years and 111 days, a charm
ing. accomplished and promising
girl. Mr. Sholl was a periodical Kock
Islaifd visitor as internal revenue col
lector tint if J his appoint moii t, some
months ago, as national bank exam
The funeral of Edna Mildred, little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Passig, was held from the residence
at - o'clock this afternoon. The ser
vices were conducted by Kev. (J. H.
Kaltenhach, of Trinity church. 1b
terment was made at Chippiannock.
WORKMAN IS INJURED
AT FIFTH AVENUE DEPOT
lohn Horthy, a lnemher of the gang
if men in the employ of the Kock
Isjand road engaged in tearing down
the old Fifth avenue passenger sta
tion. yesterday afternoon was knock
ed off the embankment by a falling
timber and alighted upon a pile of
bricks. His shoulder was cut mid he
was bruised about the body so that
he will be unable to work several
The last meeting of the Tri-City
.Ministerial union lefore the summer
vacation will be held at the Watch
Tower next Monday afternoon, be
ginning at 1! o clock. Kev. 1. .1
Shuey, of this city, will present a pa
per on "Liberty and Its Limitations.
Impure Drinking Water
is always a source of danger; dysen
tery and bowel troubles follow its
use, every person should have haiitly
a domic oi i-aitiKiiier ii'erry iavis t.
which will cure these distressing ail
ments. le careful and see that the
storekeeper does not palm off some
worthless substitute upon you as is
sometimes done for the take of a few
cents extra profit. Large bottles 2.1
and 5 cents.
Filthy Temples In India.
Sacred cows often defile Indian
temples, but 'orse yet isa bmly
that's polluted. J constipation. Don't
permit it. Cleanse your system with
Dr. King's Xcw Life Pills and avoid
untold misery. They give lively liv
ers, active Dowels, gooa digestion.
fine appetite. Only 25e, at liartz St
CllcTiieyer's drug; store.
Spring fever is another name for
biliousness. It is more serious than
most- people 'think. A torpid liTer
and. inactive bowels mean a poisoned
system. If neglected, serious illness
may follow such symptoms. De
Witt's Little Early Risers remove all
danger by stimulating the liver, open
ing- the bowels and cleansing the sys
tem of impurities. Safe pills. Iever
gripe. "1 have taken IieWitts Little
Early Risers for torpid liver every
spring1 for years." writes U. M. Ever
ly, Moundsville, W. Va. "They do me
more pood than anything I have ever
Ready to Yield.
'I used DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
for piles and found it a certain cure,"
says . JC. Meredith, niow Cirove,
Del. Operations unnecessary to cure
piles. They alwaj-s yield to DeWitt's
Witch Hazel Salve. Cures skin dis
eases, all Kinds or wounds. Accept
no counterfeits. All druggists.
Xo need to fear sudden attacks of
cholera infantum, dysentery, diar
rhoea, or summer complaint, if you
have Dr. .Fowler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry in the medicine chest.
Chronic bronchial troubles and
summer coughs can be quickly reliev
ed and cured by roleys Honey and
Tar, Ail druggists,
IT'S BOTH TO
and ours to have you come to this
store for your buying. No store in
the land offers you better all around
Great Bargains in
Solid oak extension
tables, well made,
The best chair in the city at
the price made with cane scat,
brace arm, long post, solid oak,
well worth $1.25.
of the furniture market makes
it wise for you to invest in home
furnishings now. Our antici
pation of the rise in prices ena
bles us to sell you a letter arti
cle at a lower price than any
house in the three cities.
FOR YOUR MONEY
That's why we grow,
Come to the
lavenporl Furniture & Carpet Co.
123-125 West Third Street.
Men's spring ami summer
light Outing Suits
Men's line Flannel Outing
Suits, dart striped, pant
turn up bottom
Men's fine wool Crash and
Homespun Coats and l'ants,
all new patterns, also black
and blue serjre suits
at . .
Men's finest. Outing Suits in
all the- swell effects, coat
yoked lined, hand padded
shoulders, famous Stein
Hloch make, at
SOMMERS 6c LAVELLE,
1801 Second avenue, Rock Island, 111.
207 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa.
200 Pairs Men's Allocs Only
per pair at
Out Slioe Sale
CENTRAL SHOE STORE.
1712 SECOND AVENTJB.
Call on us
f ou r blades this
year. Just out
119 18th Sf