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Both the method and results vhen
Syrup of Figs ia taken; it is pleasant
arid refreshing to the taste, and acta
fen'Jy yet promptly on the Kidneys,
jiver and Bowels, cleimses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy; of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt m
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only f-om'the most
healthy ana agreeable tubstances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figrs is for sale in 50c
and SI bottles bv all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist vho
may not have it on hind will pro
cure it promptly for tny one who
wishes to try it. Do mt accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
S1 FRANCISCO. i U
LOWSVIUE, KV. UtW YORK, H.Y.
,IITIlEi:Sf.i It ABIES
C. C. TAYLOR.
My assortment of chamber
sets is now complr te, and the
range in price and in styles i9
enough to satisfy any taste.
In table cutlery also I hive
a fair variety, at prices inter
esting to any one who is buy
ing. The hard rubber handed
knives, with four tined forks to
match, are paiticnlarly gocd;
warranted to stand hot water.
Handles will not come off.
G. M. Loosley.
CHINA iD SLAPS,
1809 Second Avenue.
$200.00 and Upward
Tot sale, secured on land wor:h fro a thro to five
times the amount of the loaa.
Interet7 percent semi-annually, collected ami
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
.Attorney at Law
Boom 8 and 4 Manonlo Temple.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Aeefit for the Syndicate Inn. Co..
is: th Amazon li
oanrance company of C'inciu-
nail: the brand Rapids of Grand lanldn. Mien
and the American C'aue.tv Injur anci and Bee ur er
TJ...I .( A
cumpauj UI DU'LlJUUrtS, m u
A choice lot of city property for lale, all well
locaUd. Care and manage mem or propertf ma.
1803 tsecona Avenx.e, over
Hoppe's Tailor Shop.
RATHER STORMY SESSION
X '- - '
That's iWhat the Davenport Bnsi-
ness Hen's Association Had.
An Attlmatrd BIsrnMlon of the Canal
Rome iPerplexttyj Last KJht
C'npt. Robins and Capt.
A meeting of the DivenportB ashless
Hen's association was held last night to dis
cuss the canal route subject and the con
troTersy that has sprang from the opposU
Hon to the established route to the mouth
of Rock river. The Democrat gives the
following report in detail of the meet-
tog: . ,
A largely attended meeting of citizens
was held last evening at the rooms of the
Busineis Men s association. It was a
special meeting, called by President
Marks, to consider the dangers which now
menace the Illinois and Mississippi cnal.
It was stated by a member that es Con
gressman Gest, of Rock Island, bad lately
been in Washington trying to secure a
change of route from that fixed by tin
secretary of war and recommended by the
chief engineer. Rod the belief was ex
pressed that he had been sent to the capi
tal by persons interested in land deals and
water power. It was also said that great
delay was likely to result in beginning
the work owing to the obstructions pat
in the way by those represented by Mr.
Gest. An article appearing in hst
evening's Rock Island Argus was read in
which it was shown that the opposition
to the engineers' chosen line for the canal
could be numbered on the fingers of one
hand, that the great body of Rock Isl
anders earnestly wanted the canal's early
construction by any route. This was fol
lowed by the reading of a letter to the
speaker from Capt. L L. Wheeler, assis
tant engineer, in charge of the work in
which he explained that another Rock
Island paper had published erroneous
figures. It was set forth that an effort
bad been made to impeach the honesty
ef the engineers and to question the cor
rectness of their figures.
It fortunately happened that Assistant
Engineer Wheeler with four of his work
ing force was present be bad been in
vited to attend the meeting and explain
the situation from bis own standpoint,
Capt. Wheeler very generously re
sponded He hung upon the wall a large
blue print mtp of ibe vicinity of Milan,
and in detail carefully pointed out the lo
cation of the different routes surveyed.
He said the southern route had been
selected because it was much less expen
sive than the route along the north shore
of Rock river; that it would avoid much
litifatioo; and that in several ways the
southern side ot the river possessed many
important advantages, and that the
United StHtes would have to buy no de
caved wa'tr power.
Capt Wheeler produced his letter book
showing the official correspondence with
Capt. Marshall, his superior officer. It
should be said that he read letters and
cave information not before made public
H s authority to use this information
came by wire but a few hours before this
meeting was held. The items showing
the difference in cost between the two
routes were given as follows:
Excivution and rmbankme nt . . $ tJ.SW
Hijrht "f way and title :ft.tfc!6
koDtiiigt-ncit's, 10 percent..... 45.323
Total 1195,574 WU.B29
Difference $ 87,045
A member fcsaed it there were not oth
er figures for the northern route.
Capt Wheeler I have not seen Any
other figures that were true in support of
ibe northern route.
Capt. T J. Robinson, of Rock Island.
who invited himself to be present, asked
permission to say something in his own
defense as the first speaker, though not
calling any names, pointed at him unmis
tab y, among others. Ana capt. wnee
ler also specified Capt. Robinson as the
snag in the way of speedily beginning
work on the approved route.
S F. Smith courteously moved that
Capt. Robinson be beard, and the floor
was extended to him by unanimous
The captain f (Robinson) begam by
squirmine like an aneleworm on a fish
hook, but he was transfixed on the hook
held by Capt. Wheeler and he couldn't
get away. Be pulled a written speech
from his pocket and raid that be had dia
claimed making any reflections against
Capt. Wheeler. He confined himself to
minor matters not in the least important.
and was twice told that what be said was
not relevant. He admitted having ac
quired the title to land likely to be ap
predated in value by the building of the
canal no longer ago than last Srptem
Capt, Wheeler continued with his lucid
explanation, though he was interrupted
manv times bv Capt. Robinson, with no
apparent purpose except that of confii'
sion. But Capt. Wheeler stuck to bis
text aa unmoved as the ferry boat when
m' etins the waves of a canoe.
Capt. Robinson asked how certain in
formation was obtained.
Caot. Wheeler I cot it black and
white from thi president of the com
Jndge Murphy Is it not true that the
figures for the right or way wera request
ed from Caot. Robinson?
Capt. Wheeler He was asked to sub
mit figures but failed to do so.
W. D. Petersen (to Capt. Robinson)
you stated in my presence that you would
not stand in the way of the building of
Judce Murphy The cost of the south
line bv Capt. Wheeler's figures would be
8S7.000 less than by the north lin Now,
then, as an honest advocate of the canal,
wouldn't you say that the engineers are
doing their duly in selecting that route?
. Capt. Rjbinaon A matter of $40,000
or $50 000 is not of much account to the
United States. ;
G. W. French Then the engineers
have made a mistake, and yon want, it
C ipt. Robinssn That is my position.
At this point Capt Wheeler read the
telegram from Capt. Marshall before al
luded to showing that Capt Robinson de
manded $50,000 for his right of way.
Capt. Wheeler said he learned on being
assigned to Milan that certain transfers
hd had been made and lie intimated
was done to mulct the govern-
t. He saw most of the owners.
Soae of trum would not then give terms.
andCapt. Robinson was one of them
With asked for a price-Robinson said
bisf land much of it sand bars was
dlh ?200 an acre.
lapt. Robin son Didn't I give you a
Capt. Wheeler It didn't mean anv-
tliog if you did.
Capt. Wheeler intimated that certain
sjtes had been trying to get information
sjfcretly from his office. He said some of
He land owners signed like men. and
fibers hesitated, talked and did nothing,
e owner of VandrufTs island finally
dgned, but it required a great effort to
ft him to do it.
There was a running cross-fire for
sometime, when J. o. Wylie offered the
following resolution, which was quickly
and unanimously passed;
Resolved, That the thanks of this as
sociation be tendered Capt. W. L. Mar
shall, U S.A., and Assistant Engineer
Wheeler for their courtesy and trouble in
explaining, so satisfactorily, the details
ot the plans recommended by them and
approved by the secretary of war.
B. F. Tilhoghast then moved that a
committee of five be named by the chair
to formulate the views of the association.
Maj. Marks named B. F. Tillinghast. W.
C. Wadswortb. J. 8. Wylie, 8. F. Smith
and W. D. Petersen. The committee re
tired and Judge Murphy occupied the
time in throwing some hot and well-
aimed shot at those opposing the canal
The committee reported resolutions as
follows, which were adopted:
Whereas, The Illinois and Misussippi
canal is recognized by the cemuercial
bodies of the country as a national im
provement intended to facilitate com
merce between the west and the east and
the north and the south. And
Whereas, The early completion of
this waterway is earnestly desired that
the people mav enjoy the advantages
certainly to follow its construction. And
Whena, The Fifty-first congtets ap
propriated $500,000 wiU which to begin
work according to surveys preViousl y
Whereas, The corps of engineers has.
after acquiring a full knowledge of the
situation, recommended as most desir
able, economical and practicable, the
route or project on the south side of Rock
river near its confluence with the Missis
sippi river, which route has been ap
proved by the secretary of war. And
Wherea?, Well kiown interested per
sons, citiz ns ot Kock Island and Milan,
111., seek for private gain to change or di
vert the route officially designated and
endorsed . Therefore be it
Resolved, By the Davenport Business
Men's association, a commercial body of
more than 300 representative citizens of
Iowa as members that in our belief the
route ot the canal fixed by the recretary
of war is the best and most feasible possi
Resolved, That the corps of engineers
has the full cocfl fence of this associttion,
and that the opposition manifested is
inspired by the private interests and sel
fish greed of those who compose it.
Resolved, That the SfcnUry of war be
requested to consider the spirit in which
the opposition to the fixed route is made,
and that he give it no more weignt in
view of the public importance of the
measure, than is consistent' with his ideas
of fair play and justice.
The committee further reported tte
following additional resolution which
was adopted without dissent:
Resolved, That the Davenport Busi
ness Men s association fieri Dy request
Senators Allison and Wilson to at once
ask the secretary of war to prosecute as
speedily as possible the wvrk of building
the Illinois and Mississippi canal on tne
route already approved by tne war de
partment. Judge Murphy oBered the following
which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Business Men's
associations of Rock Island, Milan, Mus
catine and Geneseo, be requested to hold
meetings and adopt resolutions similar to
those passed at this meeting.
The hundred or more citizens present
then personally thanked Capt. Wheeler
for attending the meeting and adjourn
ment was taken.
A meeting has been called for tomor
row night by President Jackson, of the
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso
ciation, to give an expression on the
same subject. Djubtless similar action
willbetaaen. The Rock Island associ
ation is for what is be9t for the commun
ity, and will not lend its Influence to the
support of private schemes or selfish in
terests, such as have caused the present
quibbling. The canal is what we want
and without delay let the work be com
27 C P Ryder to R A Smith, lots 7,
8 and 9, block 1, Haaley'g sob division,
J Gudmunson. by exacutor, to K A
Smith. Dart of lot 2, block 4, Pitts. Gil
bert & Pitts first addition to Moline,
J P Nvstrom to Lw t'aimer, lot 8.
hlnrk 62. Chicago addition to Rock Isl
E 8 Webber to I A Gustafson, lot 3,
block 1. Webber's addition to Moline,
29 Estate of GodmarG. G. Dumbeck.
Will admitted to probate; letters testa
mentary issued to Mary Ann Dumbeck;
bond filed and approved.
Wm. Timmons, postmaster of Idaville,
Ind , writes: 'Electric Bitters haB done
more for me than all other medicines
combined, for that bad feeling arising
from kidney and liver trouble." John
Leslie, farmer and stockman, of eatne
savs: "Find Electric Bitters to be the
best kidney and liver medicine: made me
feel like a new man. J. W. uaraner,
hardware merchant, same town, says
"Electric Bitters is just the thing for a
.man who Is all run down and don't care
Whether he lives or dies: he found new
strength, good appetite and felt just like
Ke had a new lease on life." Only 50c,
a bottle at Hartz & Babnsen's drug sjore.
The St.'Paul will be up tomorrow.
The Pittsburg is expected down tomor
The Libbie Cong r carries an excursion
to Burlington on July 4, leaving here on
the evening of the third and returning
the morning of the 5:h.
The Libbie Conner took an excursion
to Clinton this morning, under the aus
pices of the Davenport High school
Alumni association, about 600 being on
An Immsnss Opportunity.
To buy cheap seersuckers; 12,000 yards
at only seven cents. These goods were
bought at half price; they are all this
season's styles and coloring. Great sale
of summer underwear, men's, ladies' and
children's. An immense assortment at
very low prices. Respectfully,
J. H. C. f ETER8EN 8 8oKS.,
Fourth tl Jaiy Picnic
The German Singing society will give
a picnic at Joe Huber's garden on Satur
day, July 4 Music by Bleuer's bard.
Geoege 8 roehle, prompter. Good order
will be enforced and a pleasant lixe is
guaranteed to everybody who may attend.
We ofter $100 reward for any case of
catarrh tha. cannot be cured by tiking
llll s Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, nave known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve bim perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations mule by their
West & Trux, Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding, Einnsn & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Caiairli Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon tr.e Mood and mu
cous surfaces of the eystem. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
. I suffered from acute lcflammV.ion in
my nose and h.ad for a week at a time
I could not see. I used Ely's Cream
Balm and in a few d;a I was cured. It
is wonderful how quick it helped me
Mrs- Georgie S. Judson, Hartford, Conn.
pecial Taxation Notice.
Vn,ts., !a V . , .. nil.. r. all nA.y,..a I t ..Ma
that the city cooticil ' f ttta tny -f iU'Ca Island
having ordered, by o.dinanoe panned May 18th,
. D. lr. that ton rib avenue from the intersec
tion of Twentieth etreet and Fo rth avenne to
the eat line of Twenty-tlmd street where Fourtn
avenue intersect wito 1 went -third reet, and
Twenty-third street frum the interact!' n .f
Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue 'o the
t-oulh line of Fifth avenne, where ald fifth ave-
t ne Intersects with lwetty thira Mreet, aEl
Fif-h avenue from the eatt lice of the intersc-
tiouwlth 1 wenty -third streit to a point about
fonr hund ed feet east of the ea li e of Thir y
eichth atreet to the east line of the under" a e
crossing of the i hicago, Kock Island & Pacific
Hallway C ompany ana the Chicago. Bur laigtou &
Qaincy Railroad Company, ami fiom the wot
l;ne of siid undergra.ie crueraug to the cen'er of
Fortv-bixth street, all t-eiiiB in the co porate
1 mi:s or the taid city or kock isiana. ne curnea
with curb stone?, excavated, cra-ed and improv
ed, a d paved with paving ones and that a spec
ial :ai De 'eviea tnenor.
Said orlina' CP for said ltnDrovement is on fl'e
in the office of the city clerk of said ci y. and said
city has applied to the eouuty court oi kock 11-
ana countv. 11 noi". tor an a-scssment aim lew
of the cos s of said improvemi nt upon and from
the lots and parts of lots and tracts of land con
ticuous to the 'ir.e of aid improetncnt ii said
ordinance ordered to be constructeo. in l ropor-
tion to the frumaee of such lots, pans of lois and
liartsof land upon the improvement to ordered
to b 3 conatructed as aforesaid : and an assessment
thereof having been made and returned to said
courr. the final hearine ther.-on will he had at the
July term of sai'i conrt, commencing on the 13th
dav of Ju r. A. U. Kil.
All petsons desinn may taen ana i;ere appear
and make their defense
Dated at Roc's liiand, Illinois, this 30th diy of
Jane, A.D. 1?V1.
i). A. ui rut".
K. A. 1 OtfALDsOX,
I. H. TBU.MAN
FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
AT ELM STREET GABDEKS,
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1891,
U 8 p. m. f ven by
,Prof. Otto's Military Band,
Etroet Care directt o Ga deo.
2 J! n o ISItol
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i PQor tEZlnl
jus-" n.r Eyj
15 g c I
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i - 2r m CL2J
We place on sale Monday a. m. June
29th, one case ladles' ribbed Jersey
vests, fancy colored neck trimmings at
1 Oo each, worth more than double.
Also one case ladies' Jersey ribbed
vests, made from Egyptian cotton, self
finish necks at 10c apiece, worth about
25 dozen ladies' ribbed shaped vests
at same time at 12c a piece, a great
We place on sale this week nearly
300 dozen hot weather vests and pants
for ladies, misses, children and men,
which we feel safe in saying are but
little if any above half valu.
As a special drive for this week we
of Cheney Bros. A. No. 1 first-class $ I
50, 50, 50c per yard-
w e will also add 2 pieces (164 yards)
excellent colors at only 72c yard.
Remamber, $l black china for 72c,
yard, all week if they last
1712, 1714, 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second Avehtb.
Celebrate ' The
FOURTH OF JULY
FIRE CRACKERS, large and small, TORPEDOES, all sizes,
SKY ROCKETS firom 1 ounce to 1 pound.
Flower Pots, Hot
Wholesale and Retail.
We Set the Face, Let Otbers Follow if they Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue,
Offer to the Public the most brilliant line of the season in
Lounges and Conches.
Centre, Library and Parlor Tables, Etc..
T. H. THOMAS,
Elegant Soda Water,
All Flavors, Ice Cream, Orange, Phosphate, Moxie, Mead,
Malt, Etc. Also a fine line of
IMPORTED and DOMESTIC
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Call in and
yon can save money by trading
Central Shoe Store,
-1818 Second Avenue.
One more week till the
4th OF JULY.
Which is regarded as the end of tit ,
millinery season. ' v
What stock there is now left will fee
. Take a look this week sore, as it wiB
pay yon a big dividend. We shall sttm
to it that this department will be a very
busy place this week-
An exceptional opportunity to buy
high class millinery at but a fxactioa ,
of value. ;
There is always choice in first selec
tions. will offer 1 0 pieces and about 20 remnants
China dress silks at 50o a yard, 60,50
$ 1 black China sills, extra wide aa
and $1 colored china silks for 50e a
FAIR. 1703 Second Avenue.
be convinced that
Kb tl WIS to re, .
2929 Fifth Aveirsc