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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1890.
Cook Stoves j Ranges,
RIVERSIDE OAK STOVES.
Boynton Celebrated Furnaces,
Wrought Steel Ranges-
tSrEstinatite8 for Heating and Ventilating furnished on ap
plication. DAVID DON,
1617 Second avenne, Rook Island, Ills.
CLOSING OUT PRICES.
Plush Cabinet Albums 38 rents,
Leather Cabinet Albums 78 cents.
Sleds Below Cost,
Work Baskets Below Cost.
Stationery at 20 per cent off,
Cabinet Frames 20 per cent off;
Bibles at Cost,
Wall Paper at and Below Cost
Window Shades at Cost.
Bia BARGAINS in Every Department for we MUST
CLOSE out our Stock in Twenty Days.
HAS REMOVED TO
To 1725 Second Avenue,
Next dour to Crampton's Bookstoie.
The Public Is c r 1 i u 1 1 V Invited to inspect DM new Gallery. The finest Wpit of
Chicago without Mtiy exception. We have the only camera in this vicinity large
enough to make life aisM Photographs direct We have the only Oallery in this city
which is first class in all its appointments, in fact it contains more Instruments,
Rock Grounds, Photographic Furniture, etc , than all the other Galleries in this
city combined We have a reputation of the highest order an.) also the ability and
determination to sustain it,
We po east for New Goods, and from now until then
It will pay yon to GO
The Davenport Shoe Co.,
COR. BKADY AND SECOND,
R' ck U and Car stops at our door.
KOHN & ADLER'S,
post office block.
Coughs, Colds, Etc.,
Irish Cough Syrup,
(10 and Ms a Bottle.)
For Liver and Kidney Troubles
NOTHING EQUAL TO
Thomas' Liver and Kidney Pills,
25c a Box Sample free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
D AVIS' -
-and Steel Dome Furnaces.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Secend Avenue.
; ROCK island, ill
0U R WATERWAYS.
Gover iment Work on the U ppe r
Mississippi in 1880.
MA. . MACKENZIE'S DISTRICT.
A .o.h Mkwtac for a made Meaaaa,
mm iiat 11 CaatTae Haas Boat,
. Hnrnnrrt-.-Thc Hook Ialaaa
Hnjit k--.. -n ! Kaptda and
Dry Itoeka Seaaethlna Ahom MaJ.
Harl eaale, Etc.
One if the most important offli asun
der government supervision on the upper
Missisa ppi is that or Maj. Alex Macken
zie. in charge of river improvements from
Minneapolis to Keokuk, as whatever is
done in the improvement of navigation on
the ran of nature's great highway
comes Mnder the major's direction and
tbrougl. his recommendation. Whatever
is accomplished from year to year in the
way of perfecting navigation of the Mis
sissippi is always read with interest
everyw lere, and the past season has
probably been as marked in this direc
tion as any in recent years, as the records
in Maj Mackenzie's hands show. The
Argus is, through the courtesy of the
major uai his assistant, Capt. Durham,
enabler to present a review of the work
accomr lisbed .
The Urge plant on the upper Mississ
ippi bi longing to the government, was
kept bt sy during the season, and in addi
tion fh e contracts were let for the con
structUn of dams and shore protections
I ROM ST. PACL TO PR II SCOTT.
In lids stretch of thirty-two miles of
river, work was carried on under the ap
proved plans at Frenchman's Bur, at Pine
Bend aid other points. The improve
ment o' this portion of the iffir is now
nearly completed, and the results are
very satisfactory. The largest boats now
go tbritieh to St. Paul on the lowest
ater, although before improvement
work was inaugurated, they were ob
liged ta turn back at Redwing or Wi
nona, ( r, perhaps, even farther down the
river, t anything below a four foot
stage. The business of rafting logs com
ing iron the river above the falls of St.
Antbot y was commenced in 1888, con
tinued last year, and will undoubtedly
increase as the years go by, and as the
supply from the St. Croix, Chippewa
andBlick rivers diminishes. This work
was pe formed by U S plant entirely.
FROM f RE8COTT TO HEAD l)F LAKE PEPIN,
aatretrhof twenty-nine miles, consider
able in provements were made at Wharf-
boat B ir, Morgan's, above Redwing, and
at the lead of the lake. At the several
points mentioned the channel bad been
gradually growing shallower for several
years, ind the work was designed to cor
rect this trouble, and it is believed will
be successful. Smith's Bar, which was
the heiid of navigation in 1K80, (about
six niil;s below 1'rescott. was improved
in that year, and since then has given no
furthei trouble. Work performed by
TJ S. i lant.
READS LANDING TO FOUNTAIN CITY.
In tliis pioce of river thirty-four miles
long work was done under contract
with A. J. Whitney and Jacob Richt-
man. It comprises tne Beer niougn re
gion, f ormerly so difficult to navigate at
lowwi.ter. Very extensive works huve
been 1 uilt for its improvement, and they
have roved of great service, as the lum
bermen will no doubt testify. During
the pt st season several additional wing
dams vere constructed in the vicinity t
Wabaiba, and some repairs were made to
the oli I work .
VICINITY OF WINONA .
A large number of wing-dams were
built i ear Winona to improve the chaos
nel ai that locality, and considerable
work was done at and below Wild's
Landi tf to improve the two shallow
crossings below that point It is thought
that tl good results, of this work.will lie
howr the cominif seaeou Work per
forate! ny U S plant.
The crossing at this bar became very
shoal, and a long wing-dam of light con
struct on, was hurriedly run out from the
Island shore. It seemed to have a good
effect, for there was no more trouble at
that point during the remainder of the
i ii i i 1. 1 i ...
seasot . wore won win pruum r
carrie 1 out at this locality in 1890.
In this part of the river, which was im
proved in 1887, some attention was
paid to the bank by repairing, strength
ening and extending the shore protec
tions, and a dam of light construction
was -brown across the mouth f "Old
Chuntel." The good results of the C.
S. work at this locality are manifest.
Th' west shore protection apposite
Bunkw chute, which had been much
damaged by ice, was thoroughly rev
Th- dam opposite Bellevue was raised
and i trengthened. The channel at this
point improved in 1879.WM shoaler than
usual and some additional work will
probi bly be necessary at an early date,
only amall portion of the project having
been already carried out.
ROCK ISLAND RAPIDS.
A Campbell's chain considerable sand
dredging was found necessary at the
head, and the work was performed by
U. 8. dredge No. 1 . A large field of rock
considerably abnve grade, near the foot
of the chain, was broken up by the use
of steam drills and dynamite and the rock
was removed by dredge; a dam of rip-rap
rock with its crest six feet above low
water of 1864, was built from Campbell's
i-la-nl to the main shore at Watertown.
The combined effect of the works above
mentioned will doubtless be a great im
provement in the navigation of the chain.
With a view to aiding in the passage of
the rapids at night a system of guide
piers has been designed and located.
These piers, which are to carry lights at
night, are to be built of sufficient strength
to resist the action of Ice, and located so
as to form no obstruction. Nine of these
piers wete built in 1889, eight of which
are above Hampton and one on Camp
bell's chain. The entire system will con
sist of twenty four.
F AIRPORT TO MUSCATINE.
This piece of river eight miles- -has
been very bad for several years, and con
siderable work was done for its improve,
ment in 1889, under contract with A J.
Whitney. Several closing dams were
built and about 4,000 lineal feet of shrre
protection. A large additional amount of
work will be needed at an early date.
VICINITY Of REITHfBUBG.
A very bad crossing exists at this local
ity. Under contract with A. J. Whitney,
Whiskey and Huron chutes were closed,
and a long wing dam and about 3,500
feet of shore protection were built. Con
siderable more work will be needed here.
BURLINGTON TO MONTROSE.
In this piece of river thirty-five miles
long a large amount of work was per
formed by means of a U. S. plant. Above
B rlington a dam across Rush chu'e was
built, the Otter island dam was raised and
strengthened and about 5.000 lineal feet
of shore protection constructed. In the
vicinity of Pontoosue and Dallas, six
wing dams, one closing dam and 7 260
feet of shore prelection were put in. The
effect of this work will doubtless be a
great improvement in the crossings at
Drew's Prairie and Pontoosue.
VICINITY OF FORT MADISON.
Under contract with Patterson Bros., 5
wing dams, 1 closing dam and about 12,
U00 lineal feet of shore protection were
built, chiefly for the improvement of the
river immediately below Ft. Madison.
It is heped and believed that material
good may result.
Appended is a
SUMMARY Of EXPENDITURES
on the works mentioned above as done
during the past season:
Saint Paul to Prencott $ 81,836 T.
Prearntt to Lake Pepin 19.4H7 66
Read's Landine to Fouotaiu City 64.886 21
ViclDitr'f Wiuonaacd Dreaback tt.08s l
Crooked Slough 7,781 5
Bunker I'bute and Bellerua 8,195 'M
Kock Island Rap Ida 44.S96
Falrport to Mnscatine !M.IW7 :t
Vicinity of Kelthsburg SS.410 M
Burlington to Montrose T0,W IS
Vicinity of Fort Madison Bl.Ssn 91
Operating drdgboata Il,b05 44
Surveys and gaugea 5,24t Si
t urchaae, construction, care and repair
of plant 38.564 53
Total S526.9T5 74
THE SNAGBOAT GENERAL BARNARD.
The Barnard under command of Capt.
C. W. Durham was employed as hereto
fore between Minneapolis and the mouth
of Missouri river in removing snags,
wrecks, and other obstructions, cutting
and pulling bacK overhanging trees, mark
ing new channels, assisting stranded boats
and barges, etc. Her operations during
the season were as follows:
Snags removed 506
Trees felled 1,656
Leaning treea pnlled back 48
Hon a ledae removed 1
8teamlMats and raft pulled fl bara IB
In addition to above the Barnard was
employed about six weeks in towing
barges for construction work at Crooked
Slough and Caasvilie. The dredge
Phoenix with snagboat Parke as tender,
removed the wrecks of the Highland Mary
and Archer and a portion of the Mollie
McPike. The Parke in addition to her
other work, pulled sixty.eight snags ami
assisted eleven steamboats.
THE LE8 MOINES RAPIDS CANAL AND DRY
The canal was open as usual to nav
gat ion and was even more essential to
navigation than heretofore as at no time
during the season was the river suffi
ciently high to permit the passsge of
boats over the lower rapids. The dry
dock was completed and has been in suc
cessful operation and will doubtless be ef
great service in the future not only to the
government plant, but also to the entire
commerce of the river.
In this connection a sketch of Maj
Alex Mackenzie's military career will be
read with interest. He is a native of
Wisconsin: is a graduate of Weat Point
military academy . where he was a cadet
from Sept. 1. 1860, to June 13, 1864
and was promoted to first lieutenant
corps of engineers June 18, 1864. He
served during the rebellion as assistant
engineer in the department of Arkansas
and March 13. 1865, was made captain for
valiant and meritorious services during
the rebellion in making military rtconn
aissances of grounds and works around
Duvall's, and Pine Bluff and Little Rock,
and construbling redoubts at Little Rock.
He served as assistaDt engineer
in the repairs at Fort Washington, Md
June 13 to Dec. 12. 1865, and on exam-
nation of the levees of the lower Missis
sippi from Dec. 12, 1865 to April 27,
1866, and from that date to May 30 he
made a survey for the extension of the
U. 8. capitol grounds. He served on the
mprovement of the harbors of Lake
Michigan from Jnne 9, 1866, to Noy. 19,
1868. He was in command of an en
gineer company at Willet's Point, N. Y.,
from Nov. 19, 1868, to June 22, 1874.
He was assistant engineer of repairs of
the Louisville and Portland canal and the
mprovement of the falls of the Ohio at
Louisville from June 27. 1874, to Nov.
22, 1877. He was assigned to works
under the supervision of Msj- Welts
el at Detroit, Nov. 22, 1877,
and remained there until Oct. 1, 1878,
being in temporary charge the last seven
months of his time there. He came to
Rock Island in June, 1879, succeeding
Col. Farquhar, and has been in charge of
river improvements north of the Des
Moines rapids since.
When he is not out of the city on in-
pection of works under his charge, Maj.
Mackenzie nnv always be found hard at
work at his desk on the second floor of
the building at the corner of Nineteenth
street and Second avenue, and while he
levotes himself closely to the affairs tin
der bis charge, he is always approachable
and the visitor never leaves without a
cordial reception, and such information as
cm consistently impart is always
Maj. Mackenzie's Assistant in river
mprovement work is Cap,. C W. Dur-
atn. while the superintendents are Capts.
W. A. Thompson, J. D. Dushane and J.
C.McElhetne. Messrs. H Bosse and A.
Stibolt are draughtsmen, while Messrs. F
B. Martin and R S. BUkemore constitute
the clerical force. Capt Meigs is in
charge of the civil engineer's office at
Keokuk under Msj. Mackenzie's super
New spring goods just anved at Hop-
New sober spring tailors arrived at
The "Waifs of New York" at the the
Kramer's writing and copying ink can
be had at C C. Taylor's, under the Rock
Everything going below manufactur
ers' cost at the great closing out sale at
the Oolden Eagle.
The Woman's Improvement guild of
Trinity church, will have, a tea party at
the rectory Tuesday night.
Ex-Supt. of Streets Andrew Hoffman.
is very ill with Bright's disease at his
home, 404 Eighteenth street.
Mr. Swan Youngren. who has been
laid up for some time with rheumattic
troubles, is again able to be about.
Nothing reserved everything sold at
less than the goods cost to make, at the
closing out sale at the Golden Eagle.
Rev G. W. Gue returned from Knox-
ville, where he delivered a rousing ad
dress at a bigG. A R. cam; (ire last night
Call at the Golden Eagle and be con
vinced that their great closing out sale
is no "fake," but a genuine bona fide
City Marshal Ed. Kittilson, of Molinc.
yesterday formally declared himself a
candidate for the republican nomination
General Manager E. St John, of the
Rock Island road, has appointed Geo. F
Wilson general master mechanic in place
ef T. B. Twombly.
Stamp Deputy M. Lee Gait's receipts
from stamp sales for January were:
Beer, $2,479. cigars, $391.35: tobacco.
$8: total. $2,878 35.
Hon. John B. Hawley, wife and daugh
ter, of Omahs, are at the Harper, their
mission to Rock Island was to attend
the funeral of Miss Alice F. Webber.
J. W. McPheison, government guager.
moves from Molke to Rock Island the
first of the week. Mr. McPherson is to
to be congratulated on his good judg
Mr. John Oswald, who sustained se
rious injury by his fall through a hatch
way in Gilmore's packing house the other
ay, is still suffering from the effects of
At the masquerade of the Phoenix hose
company at Armory ball last evening,
Miss Ella Anderson wore a novel costume
made up entirely of copies of the Rock
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Smith celebrated
the fifty-seventh anniversary of their
marriage at their home, corner Twenty
third street and Fourth avenue, Moline,
Information from Briar Bluff is to the
effect that ex-County Treasurer S. R
Porter, is slowly but surely recovering
from his recent attack of pneumonia
superinduced by the grip.
And now it is gently rumored that City
Attorney Haas will contest the republi
can nomination for judge of the county
court with Judge Adams Haas is not
particular as to how many offices he
When words were being passed up for
Blind Tom to spell at the theatre last
night, Mr. 1. J. Reimers pronounced a
German word which Tom dd not catch.
It is a jawbreaker, and means 9lreet car.
Pronounce it: "I'herdestiasseneisentiah-
Men's $10 suit now $5 85; f 15 suit
now $9 90; $18 suits now $10 60. aud
everything else in the same proportion.
at the closing out sale at the Golden
Eagle. Extra help has been secured
Call early if you want choice bargains.
Mr. Myer Lioeb, the new proprietor, is
bound to sell this stock at once.
W. A. Miller, landlord of the hotel
Webster at Muscatine, has leased the bo
tel Julien, at Dubuque, for ten years, at
$12,000 a year. Mr. Miller has been in
the hotel business nineteen years, and
his management of the Webster isconclu
sive evidence that he knows how to run
a flrstclass hostelry .
The report of Deputy Internal Revenue
Collector Bostock, of the division com
prising the counties of Rock Island,
Mercer, Henry, Henderson and Warren
in which there are twenty eight cigar
factorifs, twenty-two of which are in
steady operation all the year round ; three
rectifying houses and five breweries
shows the number of cigars made during
the year was 5, 052, 875, and the face value
of stamps purchased $145.197. 7-V The
three rectifying houses rectified 40,885
wine gallons. 41,297.76 proof gallons, and
paid t37.167.99 tax on spirits. The five
breweries produced 47,464 barrels of beer
The total revenue was: Cigars, f 145,197
.75. spirits, $87,167.99; malt liquors
$45,840.25; special taxes, f7.265.08
James Thompson was held in bonds of
$200 by Magistrate Wivill this morning
to keep the peace for four months toward
all mankind in general and bis wife in
particular. He went to jail.
John Peterson and John Finnigan were
arrested by Deputy Marshal Long and
Officer Kramer for participating in a fisti
cuff after the Phoenix dance last night.
Peterson was fined S3 and costs and Fin-
nigan's trial occurs tonight.
Benj. Carlton was fined f 3 and costs for
assault, but fine was suspended and costs
be dates Have Cone.
The gateB for the Twenty-fourth street
crossing arrived today and will lie put in
place the first of the week.
There will be a subscription masquer
ade ball given by the Rock Island Turner
society Saturday evening, Feb. 15, at
Turner ball, instead of the ball announced
to take place two weeks ago. Those
who wish to subscribe can call at Turner
ball and upon the following committee:
Jacob Rettich. O. M. Goepel. Henry
Holdorf, Peter Detlefs, R. Schlehar.
Hoapt'al Guild Meeting
There will be a meeting of St. Luke's
hospital guild Monday afternoon at 8
o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. J. M
Buford. M. C. Hiffman. Sec.
To Wnom it slay Concern.
Those who know themselves to be ins
debted to me are requested to call at once
and settle at my old stand.
Some think there 'a nothing like a fine education.
it givre to the gifted "iich eloquent tonKues;
Bnt Dr. Bull's Coogh Syrup is the thing in eres-
That knocks into snilthers a pain in the lungs.
The Island City gymnasts of Rock Isl
and will give an interesting programme
at the rink Tuesday evening, Feb. 4th.
Admission 15 cents.
A peculiarity of Hood's Sursaparilla is
that while it purirWs the blood, it im
parts new vigor to every function of the
Ouab. A. stiel. Manager.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5th.
Q EO HOET S Great Laughing Sncccsa,
"Keep It Dark"
Full of Fun!
A Perfect Comedy Company,
Headed by the Comcdiana,
W. T. BRYANT and J. J. QUINLAN,
Together with the Charming Actrcas and
MISS LTZZIE RICHMOND.
V B. Don't
fail to see Bryant's fnnny Bur-
Prices 75. 50 and 2o cents
Jnst received, all
to be sold at
10 Cents per Copy,
by mail 1 1 cents.
Identical with that for which
you are asked to pay from
four to ten times our price by
and Banjo strings
at low prices,
Call and see for yourselves.
C. C. Taylor
1625 Second avenue,
Under Rock Island Bona.
Secured by First Mortgage,
;f i. SALS AT
AND 7 PER CENT.
INTT.HEST COLLICTSD WITHOUT CEURSS-
No trouble or expense spared to aeenre choiceat
Onr Fourteen years experience and long S
tablishe'd local agendas give na
Call or write for circulara or references.
MoWitTtJ?L5 Davenport U.
i sums or
$200.00 aud Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five Umes the amount
of the loan.
Interest 1 per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HUR8T,
Attorney at Law
Booms 8 and 4 Maaonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
213 Main St, DAVENPORT, LA,
Inventory this Week,
Possibly by Thursday.
Prices on many lines of Qoods will be of interest to close
Favor us with a visit.
Rock Island. Illinois.
J2TJD JS TO LAMPS,
I have just opened a haudsnme lot of Hanging and Staud Lamps, received too
late for Chrietmas trale. whirh I don't intend to have hang on my hands
Call aiit see if the prlcat dnti'i bear me out in this assertion.
G. M, LOOSLEY,
1609 Second Avenue.
Men's Felt 8hoes tl 00
' Felt Boot Overs 1 00
" Arctics 1 00
' Alaska 60
" Rubbers 40
" Clogs 50
Women's Arcties 78
" High Button Qailera 08
Boy's Arctics 50
Misses' High Button Qailera 0
' Arctics 70 :
Children's Arctics 50
In addition to these low prices I will give away an Bncyclopepla, valued at tfl,
to each customer buying 925 worth of Boots and Shoes.
Call in and let us show you the Book and explain how yon can get it free.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
m Fifth Avenue.
There is probably no
better light for a large
room than this No. 2 Globe
Incandescent Lamp. It
will brilliantly light a
room 35 feet square and
that means 320 candle
power. Any body can
manage it, and I have yet
to hear the first complaint
of it. If you want a splen
did light for your store,
church or Sunday School
room, call and look at it.
My store is lighted by it.