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THE AEGU8, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1903.
Scrupulous care in the bottling
;department is- a lilatz law. The
'most improved aiid sanitary
methods known to science are
here in use.
S Every bottle is sterilized and
every precaution exercised and
Alvaj-s the Same Good Old Blatz
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Val Butts Brewing Co. Milwaukee.
Beardiley & Balleyt Agta., Kock Island
BLATZ MALT-VI VINE
Non-IntoxJcant For Tonic1 Purpose1
' Grand Excursions
Big Four Route
From l'eoria, 111.
Niagara FslIIs. N. Y.
Tuesday, Aug. II, 1903.
Low side trip rates to Toronto. Ont.,
Alexandria Hay, N. Y., and Montreal,
Que. Tickets good returning: 12 days,
including" date of sale. Special trains
of standard Pullman sleepers and ele
gant high-back seat coaches running
"through without change. Personally
conducted by representatives of the
"Uig Four." who will look after the
wants of passengers.
.Old Point Comfort. Va.
Wednesday. Aug. 12, 1903.
via Cincinnati and Chesapeake & Ohio
Tickets good returning 15 days, in--cluding
date of sale.
Atlantic City. N. J.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1903.
via Cincinnati and Chesapeake & Ohio
Stop-overs ill be permitted on re
turn 1 rip at Philadelphia and Wash
ington within final limit 'of tickets.
Tickets good returning 12 days, in
cTuding date of sale. Standard Pull
man Sleepers running through with
For sleeping car reservations or
.further information, call on or ad
dress the undersigned,
ALLEN M. NYE. T. P. A.
It's Quality That Counts
Ini coal it's quality that make
heat, it's quality that retains it,
it is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 per cent of th
combustible part of it, leaving a
light; clean ash ; lastly, it's qual
ity that lessens your fuel bills
your're not paying for dirt, refuse
or unburnables. The - eoal we
handle, both hard and soft, de
serves all the good things we and
our patrons say for it. A ton will
talk as loudly as a carload.
E. G. FRAZER
v ' Telephone 1133.
J. M. BUFORD
The old Fire and
Time - tried Com
' -. .Kates as lot as
any reliable "Com
pany can afford.
Your patronage. Is
Your Uf eawavl
Too can be cured of any form of tobacco tiling
easily, be made well, atroag, magnetic, full ol
new life and vigor by taking MO-TO-DAG,
that makes weak men strong. Many gAin
ten pounds in ten days. Over '5 O 7, BOO
cored. All druggists. Cura guaranteed. Book
let aod advice. F&EB. , Addreaa TKKI.I?fG
tKMRDV CO. 'ZKicvrS V 433
A bold robbery was attempted early
Thursday morning at Fourth and Far-
nam streets, which was frustrated by
the quickness and presence of mind
of A. 1. Palmer, a motorman on the
Tri-City Railway linei 'Palmer1 had
been to the Hock Island depot to meet
a relative, who !w as expected to ar
rive on the night train., but did not
arrive until later, and was returning
to his home.' While he was passing
the yards tf the Kock Island Fuel
company at Fourth and Farnaiu
streets, a man stepped out from be
hind a pile of wood and struck him on
the back of the head with u piece of
wood. Palmer at oiice turned and
grappled with his assailant, and af
ter a few minittes of scuffling the man
extricated himself and hied to the tall
timber as he had not struck the easy
mark he expected.
Upon invitation of one of the di
rectors of the Turner hall association,
Ilev. (ieorge (liglinger Thursday after
noon, made a personal ins.pcction of
those, premise. Cpon his arrival at
the place he was met by Manager
Fred Kuehl and shown through the
entire building. Mr. Kuehl explained
to him that the entire place was
closed tight every night at midnight
and that no immoral dances were al
lowed in the hall ami furthermore
would not be. After the iuseetiou,
which was a detailed one in every re
sject, liev. (liglinger expressed him
self as perfectly satisfied with the
manner in which affairs were being
conducted there. Manager Kuehl
moieoer assured him that in case
the clergyman heard any ru
mors of a damaging character con
cerning the maimer in which things
were running at the half, that he
would regard it as a personal favor
if he would report them to him and
that a thorough investigation would
be the result.
A man by the name of Hroner. who
resides in the country west of Daven
port, became intoxicated, late yester
day afternoon, and claims that he was
knocked down and robbed Of $". 15ro
ner came to the city in the "morning
and purchased a suit of clothes and
then proceeded to have a good time.
Two voung men by the name of A.
Kinsley and F. .lerry took the suit of
clothes away from him at the corner
of Second ant! Hrady streets -and
dashed into the alley back of the
Put nam building. l!roner gave chase.
The thieves saw that they could not
escape so turned on their pursuer and
struck him a blow on the face knock
ing him to the pavement. Kroner
claim "that they rifled his xckets of
o in silver. All three were arrested
and taken to the police station.
At the home of the parents 101O
Western avenue, at 11 :.". o'clock
Thursday night, occurred the death
of John (toldsehmidt. usred three
months, of infantile disorders. The
funeral was held at .3 o'clock yester
day afternoon with interment at
At the home of the parents, '.M)
Warren street, of inanition, at the
agei of five months and two days,
Thursday occurred the death of
( . h. Stain, for several vears tri-
city freight agent for the Star Union
line with offices in the McMnnus
building, has been transferred to Pe
oria. wlwre he will be triveii a larger
territory,- which eh an are comes as
promotion for him. lie will le suc
ceeded in the Tavenport office by
Clarence K. Adams, who for some
lime lias been- the efficient and popu
lar assistant in the Hrndy street office
of Commercial Agent C. A. Steele, of
the Kock Island road. The ehanye
will take effect Aug. 15. Wallace 1
Moody will remain with the Daven
port office of the Star Union line.
having charge ' T'e territory
outside of the. tri-cities, while Mr.
Adam--will look after" the ' tri-city
The International Construction
company, which has the tontract for
the construction of the Davenport &
Suburban company's proposed elec
tric line to Muscatine, is busily en
gaged in. distributing poles alon
i' mirth street. 1 he officials or the com
pany stated thjut they would be placed
in position at once. K. .1. Dougherty
rue of the stockholders of the Daven
port & Suburban company, stated
that several members of the company
would leave for St. Ioiiis to select 0
new cars. (leneral Manager Dan Mc-
(iiiiriii left yesterday afternoon for
Muscatine, where at a nueeting of the
Muscatine city council last night the
route of their entrance into that city
was determined upon.
Xow is the season when vacations
are in order. Kev, Dr. II. (). liowlands.
pastor of the Calvary Baptist church,
left for l)es Moines vestenlay. After
a brief stay at Des Moines, he will
iourncv- to Wavne-. Neb., where to
morrow tnoriiinr he will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon before the Ne
braska State Normal college, which
is located at. that place. From Wayne
he will come eastward to Elgin, 111.,
where he w:ill visit old friends in the
church and congregation of his old
pastorate of several years ago. Dr.
liowlands will return and take up his
work here probably about the first
week in September. "
Gaines street residents saw an ap
pa rat ion yesterday. It was a most
welcome one, taking the form of a
street ear, which passed up that
street north of ines for the first
time in its history. The car was push
ing material and the working plat
form used in putting in the overhead
work there, and was running on its
own power. Cars will doubtless lie run
on the line Sunday, 'to give people, a
chance to see what has been done,
ami regular service-may -be. instituted
then, over the line so far as com
John Uackholtz, -who conducts a
feed barn in Commercial alley, was
thevictinrof a horse's kick yesterday
afternoon. He received the force of
the blow in the back. Xo hones were
broken and fortunately' his injuries
consisted of nothing- more serious
than several bruises. The man was
taken to his home in a buggy.
THE FIRST RAILROAD
BUILT IN ILLINOIS
X. C. Nelson, of -Shelby vllle. 111.,
writing of Illinois railroad history
About 1835. Francis Low, now more
than 90 years old. located at Havana.
on the Illinois river, ana tor more
than half a century was perhaps the
most prominent and must, successful
business man of that town. He still
has business interests ttiere, but his
present residence is one (if the sub
urbs of Chicago. The Chicago Sun
day Tribune, of March 22; contained a
report of an interview- with him. in
which he is made to say that the-Illi
nois Kiver railroad was the first rail
road in the state, ami that its tracks
were of the old strap-rail construction.
of which a description is given, not
entirely correct aim hardly intelliin-
ble to one not already familiar with
the subject. Kither .Mr. lw s mem
ory is at fault, or the reporter has
mixed things which is more likely.
The Illinois Kiver railroad was not
the first in tlie state by about 20
years, and its t racks were iu.t laid with
the strap steel, bjit it was the first
that was built into Havana, and the
first railroad in the state that was
constructed with the strap rail.
-t the session or is.(t-.f4 the legis
lature of Illinois undertook a vast
system of internal improvements.
Numerous -lines of railroad were pro
jected and durinar the next three
years much grading was- ilonc on
many of thm. Large tfuantities of
railroad bars were purchased in Kng-
lnnd. brought across the Atlantic nnd
up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers,
and piled upon the river bank at
various places, most of which was af
terwards buried in the sand by floods.
er appropriated oy olacksinnhs and
other within convenient distance
who could make use of it. Among
these projected lines was one known
an the "Northern. Cross Kailroad" to
exte-tui from Quiney on the Mississip
pi, crossing the Illinois river at
Meradosia, through Jacksonville anil
Sringticld, to .some point on the Wa
bash river.. The section of this road
from Meredosia to Springfield was Mil
ally completed in IMII or 141. the
truck iH'ing constructed as follows:
Heavy sawed timbers of suitable lgs
(known as mud-silts.) were laid in
longitudinal trenches, or. when cross
ing nearby ground where it was
deemed not desirable to throw up an
embankment, m piles; on these were
laid cross-ties, upon which were bolt
ed stringers of heavy scantling at
the proper distance apart to suit the
gauge of tin? track; upon these string
ers were laid flat bars of iron a half
inch or more in thickness and as
wide as the face of the car wheels
(H-rh.ips a little wider.) jerforated
at proper distance for the spikes by
which they were made fast to the
stringers :he holes being counter
sunk to receive the heads of the
This was the first railroad in Illi
nois. The state did not build the rail
rojid beyond Springfield on the east
or Meredosia on tin west, or did it
lay a mile of track on any other of
the projected lines. (I was a passen
ger over the road in June, 1S-I2. When
paying for my ticket I thought the
agent had made a mistake in giving
me my change, which was mostly in
dime at the rate of eight to the dol
lar. He. assured me that it was cor
rect, and 1 found that it was, accord
ing to the custom then prevailing in
that region. There were no silver dol
lars then in circulation, except. Mexi
can and Spanish, and occasionally a
French live franc piece which passed
for a dollar, though worth but 03
cents. The half and quarter dollar
eoins were mostly Spanish, and small
er coins worth nominally V2ys and
G4 cents, locally known as bit-s and
picayunes, respectively, wholly so.
Dimes and half dimes were the only
United States coins in general circula
tion, and they were paid ami received
as equivalent of bits and picayunes.
'Returning' to the subject after this
digression ). The railroad under
consideration, became so unsafe that
in 1H4: steam power was abandoned
and mules were substituted.
A few years later the state sold the
road for a small fraction of its cost.
It was rebuilt, renamed and extended
by its new- owners, and, after going
through various changes of name ami
ownership, is now a part of the Wa
bash system. The "Illinois River
railroad" to which reference is made,
and in which Mr. Iow was interested,
was completed and jw-t into operation
from Pekin to Virginia, where 4tfcon
nected with a road frou Springfield
to I'eardstown, ; about 185!, before
w hich time many railroads had .been
built in Illinois. William il. Wheaton
was chief engineer fn the location
and construction- of the road. I
printed his report of the preliminary
survey, 1 think in 1855. Jen. Lloyd
WhetoB. is his son. ' He also was a
.civil engineer, and had been his fath
er's assistant for some time previous
to his enlistment in the army in 1861.
Allyn Fleming has. left for Chicago
for a visit of a week.
Melviu A: Twombley isj in the city
from Chicago us the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. W: M. Hall. .
Miss Hilda Linttquist has arrived
from, Denver to join her mother on a
visit '-to "Andrew and Frank Melin and
meeting of the MoTine Cnautau
association was held Thursday
afternoon to cast up accounts for
this year's assembly, and the interest
ing discovery was made that a profit
of between $50 and $75 is realized
from the excellent program rendered.
The attractions this year came high
er than those of any previous assem
bly, ami while the attendance main
tained a fair average, the receipts
were necessary to carry the heavy ex
pense. Hobson was paid $200, Curtis
1175, Hryan, $160. and Heaux-hamp and
Senators Tillman and llurton were se
cured at a considerable outlay. The
total outlay for talent amounted to
$2.MX in round numbers. IW'auehamp
drew the largest crowd of tfie as
sembly. The following rcsolut ion w as
adopted uncut the new custom of
holding Sunday night dances at t he
park: Whereas, The M o!'mc Chautau
qua association learns with regret
that the auditorium ostensibly erect
ed for our use at Prospect park and
which we lease for chautauqua pur
)voses only for a few days a year, is
lining used for Sunday dances and
similar purposes not in keeping with
the objects of this association. Re
solved, that we hereby express our
disapproval of this policy and that
our secretary be instructed to tender
Ihis resolution to the public press of
the city and transmit a copy of the
same to the Tri-City Railway com
pany, owners of the said building ami
ASK SHARE IN VALUABLE
' -PIECE OF REAL ESTATE
A suit involving a comfortable slic"e
of real estate. In the vicinity of Fast
Moline, and therefore quite' Valuable,
will be tried at the September term
of the circuit court. The land involv
ed is an 8i)-acre tract belonging to
Fdwiu 11. Warren. The plaintiffs are
the daughters of Mr. Warren Mrs.
I'.elle Smith and Mrs. McRobetts. Mr.
Warren, it appears,' married a second
time and the daughters sk a share
in the farm on the ground that the
sum of $2,500 belonging to their de
ceased mother was used in the pur
chase of the land back in ls7. At the
present price of realty in that vicini
ty the farm is now estimated to be
.worth iu the neighborhood of $IO.(KM
union. No. 6:50, of the P.ar
Internatioual League of
held its first regular inect-
organization. at Industrial
hall Thursday afternoon. President S.
C. Carlt n vvns in the chair and. called
to order. Thursd-ny was an ofT-day for
the bartenders, and there were about
2l present at the meeting. No busi
ness of importance developed. The
charter for membership will be left
open for 'M days longer, and six new
members were initiated.
Members of the First Haptist
church have not vet called a new
pastor to succeed the late Rev. R. C.
Rrvuut. although a nutnl er of able
ministers have applied for the pastor
ate. The list includes many clergy-
recognied ability as pulpit
and pastors, and it is proha
a meeting will be held, some
time next week to make a
the candidates, and a call
will be ex-
The Misses Myrtle Craham. Kate
Ivlvvards and Carrie Ridcnotir, who
are employed as stenographers in the
head office of the International
Hrotberhood of ltlacksmit hs. are
spending a few days of the week in
Dr. L. W. Skidmore left today for
Detroit. Mich., to be the guest of an
old school mate of his. He will pro
bably visit at Atlantic City also.
Dr. F. J. Ryder ami Lee Woodyatt
left, yesterday for Stoughton. Wis.,
from there they will travel via Rock
river back to this city.
The track of that, road was laid wi,
what was then known as the T-rail
not the straprail, which had been
abandoned many years before and
was constructed in the general style
in which railroads are built in these
lavs of course, without the improve
ments that are of more recent inven
tion. The road was sold under fore
closure in 1S0:. and the name chang
ed to "Peoria. Pekin & Jacksonville."
It was extended in ISO'.) from Virginia
to Jacksonville, and now forms a part
of what is knowu as the "Chicago. Pe
oria & SI. Louis railway."
NEWS IN OUTLINE
Iiaron Speck von Sternburg. In full
court uniform, presented his credentials-
as ambassador from (Jermany to
President Roosevelt atOystcr Hay. The
customary complimentary ieeches
were exchanged. .
Three of the sixteen mills of the
Homestead Steel works have closed
down for necessary repairs.
1 rank Robertson, colored, was
hanged at Jacksonville, Fla.. for the
murder of Deputy Sheriff Sadler at
Pablo Ileaeli. four years ago.
A rich I-telglan Is Koing to try his
luck on the United States trotting turf,
und has ltought the .'l-jejir-old filly Llb
by Queen for $.",(K)0.
Fire practically destroyed all of the
shops of the Knterprlse Holler com
pany, at Yonngstowu, O., entailing a
toss of $ri0,000. '
This disease, has lost its terrors
since Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy came into general
use. The uniform success which at
tends the use of this remedy in all
eases of bowel complaints in children
has made it a favorite wherever its
value has become known. For sale
by all druggists.
Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man
a clear head, an active brain, a strong,
vigorous bodj- makes him fit for. the
battle of life.
The Oeath Penalty.
A little thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, insignifi
cant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. Ht is wise to have
P.ucklin's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the best salve on earth ami will
prevent fatality when burns, sores,
ulcers nnd piles' threaten. Only 2."
cents at Hartz & Ullemeyer's drug
Uolck Ilellef for Asthma Sufferers.
Foley's Honey and Tar affords im
mediate relief to asthma sufferers in
the worst stages and if taken in time
will effect a. cure. All druggists.
el li Ait
line of Ladies',
Children's Shoes. tiO per eent discount
oft" Ladies' Shoes; 10 per cent off Misses'
and Children's Shoes.
Discount For Cash Only.
We are not goinjj to put on any extra
help, as every shoe will he carefully fit
ted, as this sale is run to keep our clerks
busy during the dull season and put
our stock into cash, and you reap all the
307 TWENTIETH ST.
Telephone Unlan 731
X Men's Shoes $2.50 and $3.50
Brady Street, Davenport, la.
Telephone Xrth 6281
A Strong Letter From Pres. Brown.
Prin. W. L. Read
Rock Island ,
Peoria, 111. , Aug. 7, 1903.
Dear Sir: --Please announce through the press, at
once, the opening
school, Sept. 1.
of the Fall term of our Rock Island
The present demand for well-trained office help
is unprecedented. Never have I known a time when the
opportunities for young people, ambitious to make
their power felt in business, were greater than now.
From all of our schools come reports that they have
from three to five calls for every graduate.
Our Special Contract Course, planned at the re
cent meeting of our principals here, offers, in my
judgment, the most complete and valuable business
training to be had anywhere. This course can be com
pleted in about ten months, and all who do so will be
placed in good positions, or their tuitionmoney
Your strong Faculty, excellent course of study,
elegant equipment , and central location, are certain
to attract a record-breaking attendance this year.
It may interest you to know that we have recent
ly purchased the Danville school, adding the 14th
link to our chain.
Die. L. B.
109-111 EAST SECOND STPLEET.
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tSfye Ma-gnei Thai Attracts the Crowds.
To our store is the cut prices on new, up-to-date Furniture. Carpets
and Draperies. Fully 20 to 25 per cent Cheaper than you can buy
elsewhere. Look around, make comparisons, talk it over, and you will
finally decide to buy here.
A larjre. (io-enrt with rubber tires.
reclining back, patent,
wheels and brake
A larpe line of folding
rubber tires, well made
Over fifty fine t Io-carts will
closed out for less than cost.
Closets, round bent
Over 60 different, styles
room Suits, an elegant
Solid Oak Diners, brace
a rnis, carved backs
The finest ami heaviest two-ply In
grain Carpets made, every COf
l.xtra heavy all-wool
regular price. (iOe.
A larn-e line
(loud heavy Cotton
Kitchen tables, white
of extra heavy
(ood Koft- top
liest Klastie Cotton Felt Mat
45 IUr !
Sanitary Steel Couches
Odd Dressers, in mahogany, oak.
birds-erp manle. a iroovl one. well
made and finished, large
French plate mirror
Handsome parlor Q
liockers' : O
(nod Iron T.ed?
Solid oak Kxtension Tables; tops
42 inches. t feet
We are exclusive agents for the
3 Gervviirve Ostermoor Mecttresses. S
You cannot buy these Mattresses in any other store in Davenport,
t: - Rock Island and Moline.