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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 15
2 w A vl'53
....I., j niul results when
F rri Mistaken; it is peasant
P':?,- -to the taste, and acts
P reI-'? mi the Kidneys,
!'ltywek ! the sys-';rr"'-i"
i'i-rr'4 colJs' tea1
Tivp' ? cud euro habitual
of its kid ever pro-
to t!.e taiio and ac-
tic M.'iuaeh, prompt m
1 in;!-.- k-iieficial ia its
.V"rel onlr iron the most
i,, V. 1 r'-rof-n'ie sunsiauccs, us
'ris''"-::t fjiialitk-s commend it
: ;.-:l"-.ave made it the most
'!';,, .;f.lv known.
1 bottles J.y nil leading drug-
tj- Any reliable uniggist wno
not tare it on iiauu iu piu
it'v f.T anv one who
, to try it. Lo not accept any
miFOBm FIG SYRUP CO.
New and Second-hand.
Zi-i.m-. V- a- il Ft i svs, Ru'vrs, and
t-.t-ryihiu? ncce-siry for school.
b.r:--' t!ii:i-Ltry gfcgrtpby for
. v"I,i-y fr Gayor inter
7-.-N.: . : r; :.j--t : t- f-r Fei:t-rs primary
... i:: i.jy ty rTTiuj yar school
C, C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Scoad Avenue,
J. E. REIDY,
- . c :t j prop-. rTy on comm;-
-' ' "; ci -(cn:ry property now
' ' x nun- I;-t he fore pcrchr.-
i -' ' -r :.:-v Crpt c!l-is Tre Trn
: ' - i 'L: Ame:v:.:!i Oaasfty and
. f iiu.i iiiort-.
03 Second Arentie, over
5l3;:pe's Tailor Shop.
-'-"TT. G1 GUOVS
THE LOW WATER.
Navigation Practically Suspended
in Consequence of it.
The tre Brltw the Rrrerit or Ii64
oiy an Exp. rU nerd Wteam
t,., ' ' ovrrtwo-third of the addi-:-.i'tV,
' u A nnniWr of boawa will be
0?Sr. I II lADd opwaxda
-f -w w e v'
31 S KS MD 85.81 PEH KOITB.
Waxes to Pay Until 1893.
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s:,,u;, ' a large mm of
, T'i 1 "J -ljr ana seenre
Lev' e Gr":flfa eub-avis'on In.t r,l.tt.rt
i.4I.V.t'dIio:bBro''' ,nd oe-ted the
3-iiat. i f " IUUUI live
il-iitti:L,l'r0,e woffle- The land i.
Ti,e. ... Dt"fal tree.
"-tft,'!'r" nicely tnawd andmaat ad
at Jacksca Hunt offlce.
Cpt. Daniel Davideon, of the rafter
Reindeer, is authority for the rather sur.
prising siatemei t that the river is lj
lower today thsa it was in the celebrated
year of 1664. teamboatmen have a per.
feet record of low water of 1864 on a
boulder on the Keokuk rapids called
Mechanic's Roc. In 1 664 this rock stood
39J inches out of water. Today it is 89J
inches out. This mark is more reliable
than any other, such as bridge and other
gauges, or thoso at the canal. Low water
at the canal is narked on the piers of the
upper and lower locks; but the building
of the canal since 1864 has encroached
on the river and disturbed the channel by
occupying it, so that the gauges do not
read as they should, showing higher
Capt. Davidson is a warm friend of
the present system of river improvement
by the government. To a Gate City re
porter he said jesterdaj:
"I remember the low water of 1864
very well. There was only 20 inches at
.Beef Slougb, atd 30 inches was consider
ed good water on most of the other sboal
places. I was running rafts at that time
and they were rafted but 13, 14 and 16
inches deep, eiy raft today is from '23
to 24 inches deep, and I un
questionably could not have brought it
here bat for the river improvements. I
left Reed's Landing Aug. 27 and found
low water all along. Above La Crosse
the river is particularly good, owing to
the greater ext nt of the river improve
ments. . I foun 1 three and one-half feet
at Bee' slough and to La Crosse only one
place with less water, at Dakota, where
Major Mackenzie is fixing it so as to ins
crease the det th. At this place there
was nearly three and a half feet and im
proving. The next bad places were Dead
Man's bar be'.ow Dubuque, three feet
large, three feet at Masdatine; Keiths-
burg, three feet Urge, Burlington, three
feet scant; Fort Ehokokon, three feet be
low Pontoosuc, three feet. All other
places over three feet. What we need is
a continuation of the present river im
prove meets ui til it has reached all the
bad places, any one of which at low
water may become an impassable barrier
to steamboots. The improvements al
ready built have proved successful ex
cept at two or three points where more
work will be needed.
The water is so low at the present time
that every packet has been withdrawn
from the river above St. Louis. It is
practically impossible for boats to get
over the bar at Keokuk, and unless tbe
water washes cut the channel navigation
will be suspended for the season.
The government steamer Vixen, which
struck a pile in tbe river at Keithsburg
several weeks ago and sank, has been on
the Keokuk drj dock since and repairs
are nearly finished. She will be out in a
few days and v ill return to work on the
river improvements above Burlington
where the Luci has been since the Keiths
burg work was finished. That little oc
cident to the Vixen cost the government
about $1 500
A St. Paul dispatch says: Mississippi
stebmboa'men are very wrolh because, as
they claim, the river is being manipulated
in the interests of lumbermen . No boats
are cow running north of Rock Island,
and the trouble lies in the closing of tbe
dhms aid tbe upper reaches of tbe river
When tbe log owners want to drive down
a lot of logs tbe dams are opened and the
logs floated. Then the dams are closed
until another drive is ready. In this
way tbe water is kept at so low a stage
most of the tine that the boats are una
ble to run.
fciOlrti n rAnniversarT Ke membranec
Ex-Mayor B. H. Kimball aid wife
were agreeably surprised at their home
on Seventeenth street last evening by
about 85 of tht ir friends of tbe Central
Presbyterian cliurch. the occasion being
their golden wadding anniversary. Rev.
J. II. Kerr., on behalf of the company
presented Mr. and Mrs. Kimball each
with a pair of sold bowed spectacles.
Then followed congratulations, aftsr
which the guei.ts partook heartily of a
bountiful sprei.d which had been brought
along, and the remainder of the evening
was spent in a social manner.
In tbe circuit court today tbe case of
Hammerquist vi. Bwenson on fulfillment
of contract ia being tried before a jury
composed of John Lading. Frederick
Jankens, Shennan Mosher, John Lwis,
D. M. Pring e, William Sears. John
Scherer, Alvin Frber, Thomas Wataon.
H. Knntson aid J. A. Sward. Tomor
row the divorc3 case of Findley re. rind
ley, it le under rtood, will come up, which
gives promise of being rather sensational.
It is very important in this age of vast
material progress that a remedy be pleas
ing to the taite and to the eye. easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its nature and effects, pos
sessing these qualities. Syrup of Figs is
the o'e per fee. laxative and most gentle
diurttic knowr .
THE CANAL ROUTE.
Cap-. Haraball Kenortrd as Maiiaar
the Koath Keaie TCoald be Ap
proved, Today's Chicago Herald contains the
Captain W. L. Marshall returned vesv
terday from the meeting of the United
States engineers on the Hennepin canal
row at hock Island. General Poe, of
Detroit, and Maior Mackenzie, of Rock
Island, cave their oninions to f?ntin
Marshall, and he is now engaged in pre
paring me report to the secretary or
war. Captain Marshall could not dU
vulge what the board has decided upon,
but from the circumstance that he
was selected to draw up the report
it is quite likely that tbe so-called
southern route for the Rock Island
canal at Rack Island, as originally se
lected by him, has been sus'amed by the
oosro. ti was aamst this route that tbe
people of Reck Island rose in arms and
took the quarrel before the war depart
ment, resulting in the appointment of the
board. Tbe season is now so far gone
that nothing in the way of actual canal
construction can be done this year. The
condemnation proceedings for the south
ern route cannot begin at Peoria until
October, and it will be spring before they
are decided. A year has been wasted in
tbe trouble at Rock Island.
The danger of Rock Island obtaining
such a reputation as this is what The
Argus contended against from the first,
and while the Herald's statement is over-
estimated, there is no doubt that Rock
Island's gocd name has suffered through
tbe selfish persistency of some of its citi
zens, and the canal as a measure has not
been bent fitted by the squabble over the
route. But this does not agree
with the statement . in this morn
ing's Union that the north route would be
adopted . The Argus continues to main
tains the theory advanced yesterday
that tbe south route would either be ap
proved, or that a new line would be con
sidered from Turkey island to the site
of tbe old distillery or thereabouts. It is
devotedly to be hoped the latter will be
adopted, but the decision of the engi
neers ought to set aside all kicking no
matter what it is. That the north route
below Turkey Island is out of the quess
tion there is no doubt. Oar only hope
now is for the new line spoken of.
How amusing it is to see the Union's
attempt to place Capt. Robinson's atti
tude toward the canal terminus in any
thing having the semblance of other than a
purely selfish disposition. I (says "theob-
jectionson the score of undue expense and
reserved rights, were equally met, one by
one, and Capt. Robinson's 'taKe all you
want' was the spirit of all the property
holders along the north shore." We
don't know what tbe other prop
erty holders offered, but no doubt
tbey were willing. As far as Capt.
Robinson is concerned be has made no
proposition to the government that did
not have a string tied toit.from the (50,
OOOdemand which drove the canal to the
south aide of Rock river down, and bis
last agreement was that he was to have
15.000 for any rights the government
might desire. Of course he would be
willing to say "take all you want" at that
rate. The captain's generosity is re
markable. It is proverbial.
Reporting the proceedings of the Dav
enport Business Men's association meet
ing of last evenirg, the Democrat of this
A general discussion of carnival mat
ter9 followed. Sentiment developed in
favor of offering strangers in tbe future
attractions that would bold them here for
a longer time. The report that captains
of steamers bad been bribed to locate so
as to obstruct the view of Rock Island
people on the late carnival night met
with a vigorous and general denial. So
far as known no such measures were
mentioned or thought of. Tbe pilots
used tbeir best endeavors not to close tbe
view from the Davenport shore and if in
so doing tbey got between the barges and
Rock Lslaud eyes tbe fact was unpremed
itated and undesired. Davenport wants
everyone to see the carnival and regrets
that there are not more than two sides to
It is gratifying to witness the attitude
of the Davenport association in die
claiming any knowledge of how the boats
became arranged to obstruct the yiew of
the carnival from tbe Rock Island shore
The report which has been so generally
prevalent ever since tbe carnival night
that there was a preconcerted move
to prevent people on this side of the
river witnessing tbe spectacle, has not
been ot the nature of a pleasant com
mentary on that city. And while the
representative men of Davenport hasten
to correct tbe opinion so universally
current and to shoulder the responsibili
ties of Tuesday night's little trick on the
steamboat men, it is nevertheless a fact
that the boats were hired to play the part
tbey did. The better class of Davenport
citizens as represented by the Business
Men's association may have bad nothing
to do with the plot, but the boats were
engaged by somebody over there to do ss
iney did, and it was known in Rock
Island thtt such an effort wss being made
during the day before the carnival came
But Rock Island isn't kicking. It
showed a neighborly spirit, nut it.didn't
take in Davenport. That city replied
that Rock Island wasn't in it, and neither
wes it. So mote it be.
Vied In Xew Mrxlro.
Dr. E. H. Bowman of Andalusia, left
last night for New Mexico in response
to a telegram announcing the serious ill
ness of his son Mathew, who is suffering
with typhoii fever.
Today, however, a telegram came from
Ban Pedro, X. M., announcing the death
there of Matthew B. Bowman yesterday.
The body ii on is on its way to Dorr,
Mich., for intetment. The deceased was
reared on bis father's farm in Andalusia
township, Rock Island county, was 33
years of age, and a stationary engineer.
He leaves a wife and three children. Ills
parents, Dr. and Mrs. E. n. Bowman,
live in Andalusia township, and be is
survived by the following brothers and
sisters: Ex-Circuit Clerk E. H. Bow
man. Jr., of Omaha; Dr. A. W. Bow
man, of Davenport; Dr. Samuel Bow
man, of Cedar county, Iowa; Mi39 An
nette Bowman, on the Pacific coast.
Mrs. Little, in Kansas.
The deceased was an industrious.
right, steady-going young man, and
fnends by the score wherever he
E. E. Parmenter. attnmm . i.n
Makes collections, loans money and will
Biicnu to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postofEce block. Rock Isl
and, Ills. dsiwl
CbOColate. VanillfL Anil npmh ir.nm
and lemon ice at Krell & Math's.
13 r lag; Store.
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Fourth Ave. and Tw entv-Third St.
JJissolutiox of Partnership.
The co-partnf r?Bii heretofore e xitlinz under
the firm Lame, Horn & Matte?, has this day been
dissolved by nintual consent, acd the business
ill hereafter ba conducted by Mr. Mtte. wan
wl l asnme all liabilities and colli ct .11 ouTe'.and
hock Island, Sept. 1J, 1'..
FKAXK S. HORN.
OrncE, Rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6 llasnic Temple,
Why not pay the same amount to the Dome
Bnilding and Loau Association each month that
yon are now paying for rent, anl acquire a home
of your own.
Lja;:s awarded at lowest rates.
Stock ia the firs: fceries may he had upon ap
plxa'.ion to the Secretary.
Brings out the defects, if there
. are any.
I guarantee everything I sell,
If you don't like it when you
get home with it, you can re
G. M. Loosley.
CBISA, SLABS AID LAUrS,
1608 Second Avenue,
- - REPAIRS - -
Still going on at
Genuine bargains being offered as an
offset to the Inconvenience which cus
tomers are obliged to encounter.
We clean up this week about 10
pieces twilled dress goods, short
lengths, remnants and a few full pat
terns all go at the one price Sko a yard.
Also one lot striped Mohair dress
goods worth 28c. We started them
last week at 14c- Quite a nice assort
ment left, will be closed this week at
same price 14c. Other new dress
poods ar'iveo. durirg the last few days
which we have placed on sale and dur
ing this alteration sale we shall con
tiuue to cut the prices from 20 to 25
A splendid chance for Jin tending pur
chasers of dress goods- A lot of new
$15 and $18 robe patterns go right in
to this sa'e at $10 to $13-
Remember that oar entrance is on the
east side at No. 1724 through our mil
linery department. You will also find
in this department a lot of new thing3
not to be found elsewhere-
You will find it pays to trade at
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't RfTxrt, AuS- 7 889
Novelties in cock feather boas, col
lars and trimmings- The very latest.
Every one wants them-
Advance shipment of our holiday
handkerchiefs are now received, and
we take pleasure in showing them at
lower prices than we had expected
would be possible- We searched the
markets thoroughly for the choicest
and best bargains, as well as for the
prettiest styles, and we mention (in
confidence) that we have far excelled
all former seasons-
We are alwaps pleased to show our
line of handkerchiefs, but especially so
In our dauble "annex on tbe west
Nos. 1712 and 1714 we are open
ing an immense stock of housekeeping
goods, and novelty department goods,
which for'lowness of prices are with
In this department we sell every
Saturday our 'arge, "full hand" White
Snow Cap 10c bath soap for 4c a cake.
Remember the price of 4c is for each
Saturday only, at all other times 10c a
In this department will also be found
some rare bargains in bed comforts,
bed blankets, live geese feathers, pil
1712, 1714. 1716, 1718, 1720 and 1723 Second Avenue.
Croquet 4-ball sets 63c
Hammocks, jute, Mexican 75c
Hammocks, wbite, Mexican 93c
Hammocks, colored. Mexican f 1 15
Window screens, hardwood frame 29c
New chamber sets, handsome decorations, yery cheap. .
Picnic plates per 100 50c
Picture frames 8x10 with glsss and mat, 3 styles 85e
Linen or cream wove stationery per pound 82c
Envelopes to match, rquare 10c
Decorated window shades with best spring fixtures 82c
GEO. H. KINGSBURY, Fair and Art Stored
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
A iine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
WE LEAD THEM ALL
IN MAKING FINE
TRY OUR LATEST DRINK,
Peaches and Cream.
J"All the finest drinks at
Thomas' New Fountain.
Prescriptions a Specialty.
- Special Shoe Sale - -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
250 Pair Ladies' Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Shoes. Regular Price f 3. 00 reduced to $3 25
Men's Shoes. "8 504 00; " 8.75
Men's Shoes, " " 5.00 5 50; " " 8.75
Men's Tan Colored Shoes, " " 4 00; " 3 80
Ladies' 8hoes, . " 2 50; 1.75
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes, .. " 8 00; . '" 2 25
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes, . " . 8 50; ; - " . " 3 75
Ladies Hand Turn 8hoes, " " 4 50: . " " 3 25
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, so come early.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street Rtore,
; 3033 fifth Avenue