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THE ABGUa FBLPAY. JULY 17 1891.
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WUISVILU. K. UH YORK. N.V.
jttTHERS ""I BABIES
c. c. taylor:
J. E. REIDY,
Ac -if i,rf fara jvf n;:i." south of Milan.
Eii-bt ruwi. R-siuecre m -etenteen o street.
Nitc men. result nc- i& Twenty thi -d street.
Ett cottage located in differed pane of the
Some m wifii-n farm? wry then..
At;.mN,.Tof choice c.ty lots well located.
LarrerMdmcecorutT Nmtteenti street and
1803 Second Avenua, over
Hospes Tailor Shop.
Do You Want
If so. here is your chance.
Pr..vetbeopilortuni.y to 511TabeanUfiil
' mt at a most remj.rkab-y iow
wran dcm Ana m m mi
AWract Tree with every deed.
H-1. Milan ed on the
w:cs- J Sue from 'y' tKiD; Bb0 Ave
k" W.I whaled th K P0,tf l:e- The
GE0. F. BOTH,
"J:ksni flnrsf, office.
MATTERS OF MOMENTr
The Improvement Association Dig-
cusses Them. ..
Prereedlaic f Klsht's Ad
j.arned Meeting The Canal
Borne Acaia The Jolat cot
onbiia Celbratl Com
, p.lmeats f the Prea
Tbe Rock Island Citizens' Improve
Lent association held its adjourned reg
ular month!; meeting last evening.
President Jackson called tbe meeting
to order, and on motion the reading of
minutes of tbe previous meeting and
tbe call of committees in order as has
been tbe custom, was dispensed with,
and tbe association jtievoted itself to the
discussion and consideration of special
, THE CANAL SOTJTES AGAIN.
President Jackson spoke of Capt. Rob
inson having called at his office in com
piny with Gen. Gilchrist, the engineer,
who surveyed the Rock Island route for
the Hennepin canal and the chief advo
ctteof the northern route being present
at the meeting Mr. Jackson asked him
if he cared to state to the association any
thing of his conversation with Gen. Gil
Capt. Robinson replied that he had so
much to say that be hardly knew where
to begin in order to confine himself to
facts within the time limited for a dis
cussion it was already so late. If we
expect to do anything about the canal
route, though, be said, we ought to com
mence. Otherwise it w.ll go by default.
He said Gen. Gilchrist, tbe original
surveyor of the Rock Island route, and
who was now engaged in railroad sur
veys in Texis, bad called on him during
the last week and emphasized the ad
vantages of the northern route. Gin.
Gilchrist the speaker explained, was ec
gged by the government to properly lo
cate the survey of tbe cinal to tbe mou;h
of Rock river, when Mj. Benjuard, wbo
was appointed to mike tbis survey,
switched off on a line through the Mere
drtsin bottoms toward Watertown. The
general, the captain eaid, had been an
eaiioeer since 17 years olJ, and his
opinion might be quite as good as Maj.
VTbeelet's or anyone else's, and he had
wide the Watertown route first, starting
his son on tbe Rock Island line, and after
he bad finished that helped his son
through. The route was through the
Sear canal and below, and attheSchind
ler larm he found that a basin could be
obtained for a mere bagatelle. Oe re
garded a basin as being as necessary to a
canal as a turnout or a switch to a rail
road track. The prebent engineers and
here the speaker expressed regret that
Mr. Wheeler was not present seemed
to have ignored this necessity, their
whole action having impress
ed the speaker as a study of
"bow not to do it." There is no real dif
ficulty about tbe northern route, the
speaker persisted. Any lawyer, he con
tinued, can draw a contract that will
meet the government's views and leave to
the property holders what is left, and
right of way cn be secured at a price low
enough for everybody. The property
holders want the government to take all
the land and water it desires, and simply
leave them the rest. They don't aek tbe
government to do anything for them; all
tbey ask is that it shall not needlessly in
commode them. Gen. Gilchrist he re
peated, pronounces the north route not
only feasible but easy, and he is supported
by Ex-Ceunty Surveyor C. H. Stoddard,
who U thoroughly familiar with tbe
ground. "I am still for the canal" the
captain assured the association, 'I am
not working for myself. I am for the
Cinal. I want to see it commenced. If
Wheeler was here I would say more, but
I don't want to talk against bim, especial
ly in his absence."
H. D. Folsom asked if agitation of the
route question might not jeopardize the
canal, and the captain replied that he did
not thick it would; the delay had not
been caused by friends of the northern
route. He thought we had exercised
master! inactivilv long enough.
President Jackson then called attention
te the letter of Secretary of War Proctor
to Congressman Hayes, of Iowa, appear
ing in last night's Argcs and the state
ment therein contained that the location
had been decided on the 25th of March
and the subsequent delay was to give tbe
district attorney time to secure right ef
way papers and institute condemn ation
Dr. W. A. Paul thought the great
question, locally speaking, was the pres
ervation of the water power. What ef
fect does the established route have upon
the water power, in his opinion was of the
greatest interest in this locality. Can
the government, by pursuing the north
ern route, build up the Rock river water
Tbe question of routes, Capt. Robin
son replied, cut no figure with regard to
the water power, although the charge
had been made against him that owners
of water power sought by advocacy of
the northern route to have the water
power improved at goyernment expense.
It will certainly not as at present, he
added, however, develop the water power
as it leaves the north side above tbe
uwentmara" wre muted, but none
were forthcoming and the subject dis
missed itself .
The subject of consolidation with Moline
was brought up by the chairwbo said he
believed tbe prospects for a "Union of
Rock Island' and Moline were brighter
now than ever before. Indeed be
thought it came very near being effected
when the Matter was under discussion
before. It should have received more
attention than what was given it the past
winter. This union feeling that had
sprang up between Sm Paul and Minneap
olis had Caused a stronger sentiment to
grow not only here, but in Moline in
both of which cities tbe feeling in favor
of a united solid city of 85,000 people,
participating and sharing alike in each
other's advantages and enjoying the same
on equal footing, was growing rapidly,
especially among the thinking people.
A running discussion followed, in wnizh
it was reported tbat many in Moline had
expressed a realizition of, the value 'of
Rock Island's world wide fame, and the
belief expressed that if Rock Island were
to make fair concessions in the matter of
favoring locatiLg a new court house up
near tbe diyision line and yielding to
Moline keeping a separate postofSce,
though under the consolidated name, re
taining all her present depot lacilities,
etc , that consolidation might be readily
agreed to in that city "on a basis satisfac
tory to Rock Island.
. H. Gayer eaid consolidation was not
possible under the state law as it stands;
one city n.ust be annexed to the other.
and leive one name unchanged.
. E Parmenter said that a law pro
viding for consolidation should be passed
at the next session of the general assem
bly, and the details of this law should be
thoroughly discussed and agreed upon
Encouragement to such an agreement
might be ex'ended in a concession look
ing to a new court house tt College hill
or Edgewood.and Capt. Robinton said he
would be glad to donate a block of ground
forming a commanding site for the new
Various opinions were presented and
theories advanced as to why the oppor
tunities for consolidation were im
proved. The feeling r,f opposition which
had been neld Cy many in Moline had
given way to friendliness to the proposi
tion, tbe new mode of rapid transit all
Laving a tendency to advance the subject
of uniting the two cities.
The subject of a new thoroughfare be
tween Rock Island and Moline, such as
had been urged by C. H. Deere and
others of that city at the time consoli
dation was. spoken of before, and which
has since been under discussion before the
association was introduce. E. H. Guyer
said the property holders east of College
hill would gladly do their part to lay out a
boulevard, with electric cars running
through tbe grassy center and the roadways
free for vehicles. Capt. Robinson expres
sed himself as in favor cf straightening
Seventh avenue on College hill, and
would do his part to bring this
about. Tbe changing tf the title to
College Avenue was also suggested, and
finally a motion prevailed that it be
the order of business at the
next meeting and that tbe city coun
cil and Augustana college be invited to
TWIN CITT COLOMBIAN CELEBBA1I0N.
The president spoke of the general de
sire for a Columbian Fourth of July
celebration in 1S92. sjmeihing on a
grand and elaborate scile. and the sub
ject was entbusiisiically discussed, the
idea beiag mat Moline and Rock Island
join in such a celebration, and finally a
resolution was adopted to the effect that
the secretary be instructed to correspond
with tbe secretary of tbe Moline associa
tion with regard to calling a joint meet
ing of tbe two associations and fixing the
date of the same at as early a date as
possible to discuss plans for a Twin-City
Columbian celebration July 4, 1692.
COMPLIMENTS TO THE PRESS.
The following preamble and resolution
was presented by E. II. Guyer, and unan
Whereas, The press of our city has
been ever ready and willing to exert its
every influence in behalf of our associa
tion and its objects, granting us unlim
ited space in the columns of tbe daily
papers, as well as repotting our meetings;
Whereas, In view of the issues that
may be raised in the near, future, being of
interest to tb) people of Moline. an
well as Rock Island ; therefore be it
Resolved, That all the representatives
of the press of the cities of Rock Island
and Moline be and they are hereby ad
mitted to full membership of our associa
tion without fees.
The association allowed a number of
monthly bills and adiourned.
Remarkable School Controversy. :
From present appearances there will be
no public schools open in LeClaire the
coming winter unless some one volunteers
to teach them gratuitously. The school
board consists of six members who are
equally divided as to their choice of a
principal They have met 30 times and
taken over 400 ballots without being able
to make a selection. They are also di
yided in the same manner as regards tbe
re-electioa of the old principal, and as
each member of the board considers that
he has good and sufficient reasons for sus
taining his position, there is no likelihood
01 an immediate settlement of the quess
We offer $100 reward for any case of
5f l,rthat cannot be CUfed by taking
Hall's Catarrh Cure. 8
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be,
heve him perfectly honorable in all busi
ness transactions, and financially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
West & Trnax, Wholesale Druggist, To
Walding. Kinnan & Marvin, Whole
sale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of tbe system. Price 75c
per bottle . Sold by all druggists .
The rosy freshness, and a velvety soft
ness of the skin is variably obtained by
those who use Pozzoni's Complexion
A handsome complexion is one of tie
greatest charmB a woman can. possass.
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
For Sale, Rent, Exchange and Miscel
laneous wants inserted, one day at lo
per word; three days at Ho per word
and one week at Mo per word.
Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines in
6erted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
TTED A good girl at the Su James .Eo
room np stair.
TryATED A jrirl for general
Tjrr ANTED - Situation as
t Jamei hotel.
bousekeeper; call at
WANTED A barber for Saturday and Sunday
t !0O3 Fifth avenue, foot of E'.ia tireei. 16
WANTED Travelinp men: Jary; reference.
25 Timet bnl.uirg, ( hicau-u. i
W ANTED A position bv yonng man ic snre:
two year experience in stationery stnre: best
of references. Aadret-g X. Y. Z., "hi ofSce
VT ANTED A good st-ong woman
" cook at J. 1. rlynn's resMurant
avecue; good wsgee to right party
ant, 3045 Fifth
TO LOAN On Chsfel ili..rL.iirtJ.
watc-es. diamond?. iewlrt. rthI : ,rr;.;a
of value. J. W. Jones, loi-l Secotd avenne. S-tf
GENERAL AGENT. Frst-class. fur Reed's
Nickei Parabola Whi-yer..Bone ; mskea tel
epeoce equal to :ong d:.tance service : Triil sells
ii. kobert K. McKORMicK. General agent, 3o5
p tui avenue, rr.i-onrcn. fa. 23
for a full line o; frait ana
A lew good salesmen to take orders
tman irtiua. ro-es, snrnbs etc. ;o experience
ii u-vaj. neiereuce- reqnirt-U V.UUL PAY,
AacretsH. P. FKEEMAS & CO., Rochcstie
N. T. in!y 15
,:t Loan Association,
Orrici, Rooms 3, i, S and 6 Mas nic Temple,
J. P. 'WETERB.'.rSEB,
R. A. Donaldson,
Meets first Thursday in each month.
Sutwcnbe now for stock in the first series.
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FOR SALE BY DAVID DON.
Fruit jars and jelly glasses.
Cheap sugar; plenty of fruit;
every body is using jars and
glasses. I snail try not to be
without a good supply, of the
best qnality. Speaking of fruit
jars, have you tried the diec
immerser cape? Same cost as
Import orders for fine china
are beginning to come in. Will
have much to show during July,
G. M. Loosley.
CBIHA ADS OLASS.
1609 Second Avenue.
JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
TlNWAEB AWD HOTJSK FUBNISHIITG GOODS.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
' This Week. ' -
Croquet 4-ball sets 62c
Hammocks, jute, Mexican 75c .
Hammocks, white, Mexican 98c
Hammocks, colored. Mexican fl 15
Window screens, hardwood frame 28c '
New chamber sets, handsome decorations, yeryebap.."
Picnic plates per 100 V.....' 50c :'
Picture frames 8x10 with glass and mat. 3 styles 35c ;
Linen or cream wove stationery per pound 32c
Eivelopes to match, fquare 10c.
Decorated window shades with best spring fixtures 32c
GEO. H. KINGSBURY, Fair and Art Store,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
G. O. HUOKSTAEDT,
-Manufacturer cf and Dealer in-
Oil Cloths, Curtains, Etc.
1S11 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
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.
Do You Want to
SAYE MONEY7 ,
If so, take notice of a few of the many bargains: '
Gents' Tan colored 6hoe3, former pace 14.00, redaced to 289
Gents' fine Dongola south ties "
Gents' calf hand sewed shoes "
Ladies' ooie calf ox tie
Ladies' Tan colored lace shoes "
Ladies' pat. leather ox tie "
" 2 68
" 2 84
Lowest Prices and Best Goods at
Central 8b oe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Uis. Bsv Store
2929 Fifth Atenue?