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G20. F. ROTH,
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The EstaWishtd Route of the Hen
nepin Canal Approved.
ToeSpUI Arm Beard la Lerat
tbe Liae Haaimiaa the Adopt rd
Harvrj- To VCbttn Brlonca
the maac-Ltt' aiake t
the B-st ef it.
Tbe established route of the Hennepin
canal to tbe mouth of Rock river has been
A "Washington dispatch to- todaj'a
Chicago Tribune state:
The southern route for the Hennepin
canal prevails. There was received at
the war department today the report ct
tbe commission of engineers appointed to
consider the locatioa ot the western tcr
minus of the Illinois and Mississij pi
canal. This commission is composed of
Col. O. M. Poe, Maj. A. Mackenzie, and
W. L. Marshall. After going over the
ground very thoroughly they conclude
their report as follows:
"With the information before it the
boara can only reach the conclusion that
the western terminus can be as favorably
locaud upon the south side of the prin
cipal mouth of Rock river as anywhere
else in tbe vicinity; that in such position
it will be as easily accessible by Missis
sippi river boats; that the actual terminus
will not be as accessible to trains ap
proaching from tbe north side of Rock
river below the head of the lower
rapids, but with sufficient basins the
southern route cen be as easily ap
proached from contiderable areas on the
north side of Kock river as if the terminus
were on the same siJe; and from Moline
tbe distance to the pool in Rock river
above the head of '.be lower rapids will
not be much, if an, greater than a canal
terminus with a not them route, or to any
other point of the northern route below
said pool; that a canal along the south
ern route Would be easier of access to
trains approachine from the south side of
Rock river than if the canal were located
along the northern route; thit the only
railroad now actually reaching Rock river
below the bead of l be lower rapids crosses
tbe line of each route and may therefore
be supposed to have tqual facility of ac
cess to either; that railroads of the future
cannot pass Rock river below tbe bead of
the lower rapids without any canal line
that may be located a'ong this reach of
the river; that any railroad crossing the
Mi sissippi river would have more ready
access to a canal established along the
northern route, but such a road could
reach the canal south of Rock river either
by the tracks of tho present railroad or
ty the construction of at independent
bridge and an tdlitional length of track
not exceeding two miles.
The citizens of Fock Inland have de
voted much lime and money in advocat
ing the construction of the canal, and
they naturally seek some return for
both. In this the board is in entire sym
pathy with them, and if any sufficient
reason could be found for r. commending
tbe 1 ica'ion of the western terminus of
trie canal north of the pricipal mouth of
Rock river it would be glid to so recom
mend. But all the information available,
both engineering and commercial, except
the locl interests of the city of Rock
Island, indicate the propriety of adhering
to the location apt roved by the secretary
of war Mirch 25, 1391, and it is recom
mended that the course be taken on this
report being sent to the chief of engineers
be recommended cc rcurrence in tbe sug
gestions of the board."
Acting Secretary Grant thereupon made
the following indoisement:
War Department. Sept. 23. 1891 .
Tbe recomtr.endatln of the board as
concurred in by thu chief cf engineers is
approved. It is hoped that notbine will
further delay tbe work. If tbe United
States attorney needs to be reminded of
trie necessity ofcompieting tiiles to lands
please have it done."
When seen on the subject this morning
Maj. Macketz'e sa d:
All reports of army boards are unan
imous. That is th ir object to come to
a decision in which ail concur.
Otlerwise it would be of littls weight.
We are like unto a jury in that respect.
We must agree to a man. Of course, in
reaching an unanicious conclusion, mu
tual concessions hsve to be made. Such
was tbe case in foimulating our report
upon the location of the Hennepin canal
route. And the wo k was as thorough and
as exhaustive as it could be. It was, in
truth, the longest board I ever sat on.
"Tbe duty of thoi e having the canal sur
veys in cnarge was to find tbe most prac
ticable route from the deep water of the
Illinois river to the deep water of the Mis
sinippi. It became our duty to find the
most feasible outle. at the mouth of Rock
river. We went ever both routes alone
the shores of Rock river carefully, find
irjgthe south routs the most practicable
in reaching tbe deep water of the Missis
sippi, there was but one thing left to
consider: If Rock Island did not exist
where ought the Cinal to go- We do
not believe tbe references that have
been made as to how greatly Rock
Island is to be affected' by
eith: r route are warranted by facts. We
are inclined to belijve there is a good deal
of an imaginary nature as to the wide
range of difference between tbe two
routes. However, be that as it may, and
conceding if you lease, that the north
route would be of much greater advan
tage to Rck Islan 1 than the south route,
has the government even in view of all
that Rock Island has done for the canal
and we all realize that the right to in
volve an unneccsstry expense and adopt
an impracticable liae in order to locate
the canal a mile nearer Rock "Island?
Upon our investigation we found the dis
charge of water at the head of VandrufTs
island only one-third what it had been
shown to be by pre vious surveys. In this
view of the situation and our view of our
instructions, there was but one thing left
to do and iba- to ipirove the south
' Is it not a fact roajoi?" asked the re
porter, ' that the south route was never
contemplated by the engineer department
until the trouble came up with the prop
erty holders along the north route?"
VWby there is no1 secret about that,'
Mij Mackenzie replied.' "Capt. Marshall
stated it here repeatedly and I think the
engineers are all satisfied of the fact, that
the original engin ers looked to the south
side of tbe river for a club to hold aver the
property holders who were obstinate in
coming to terms with the government. But
in looking for the club they found a route
more practicable and more economical
for the government than any considered."
"Then the original intention of the
engineer department was not to locate
the canal on the south side of the river?
'Most assurdedly not. . The discovery
of the sou'h route was purely accidental.'
"Well mejor, do you not think, that
had the engineers in charge of the sur
veys notexperienced the difficulty tbey did
with property holders, that in discover
ing tbe deficiency of the water discharge
the most likely courte would have been
instead of following Rock river below
Turkey island, to have cut across the
plateau to the neighborhood of the old
"Sjch a course would have been very
natural, and indivldually.it would have.
pleased me very m uch . "
The facts contained in the report of
the special army board together with the
nature of Maj M acker zie's remarks, give
The Argus no cause for regret for the
position it has taken regarding the cinal
route from the first. With the earliest
intimation that an effort was to be made
to change the adopted survey. Thk Ar
gcs depreciated any such course of action,
believing that it would be a waste of time,
and that the only result would be to have
the impression go abroad that Rock Isl
and was attempting to retard the progress
of the caual construction in the hopes of
giining ends of purely local importance.
Thk Argus has sdbercd rather to the
broad.tr view that the canal is of more
importance than the route. It has main
tained that but for the greed
of tbe principal owner of Van
drufls island demanding $50,01)0,
for whatever rights the government
might want on Vncd.-uff s island the can
al would have be;n on the north shore
where it was originally intended. That
this se f same property holder on finding
that his little game bad failed, and that
the canal was going to the Bouth side,
first sent an ex-congressman to Washing
ton to work to have it changed, and then
attempted to have our Improvement as
sociation take action concerning tbe
adopted course, even to appointing tbe
committee and drafting tbe resolutions
in advance, but failed in this, let it be
said to tbe credit of tbe association.
When, howeter, tbe war department saw
fit to send on a special commission to
settle tbe matter and expressions were by
invitation of that special commission in
order, then tbe association properly
alopted resolutions. Tben it was that
the Argus too, did what it could to com
mend tbe route which we would have bad
but for the obstructions put in way by tbe
property holder alluded to, but all such
efforts were accompanied by only a f-iot
hope of success as a better route from an
engineering point of view had been acci
dentally discovered in an effort on tbe
part of the government representatives to
get out of the clutches of grasping, ex
orb1 tint property holders.
When tbe special army board bad com
pleted its investigations The Argus pre
dicted that either tbe south route would
be approved or an entirely new one, such
as we should have had recommended,
giving at the same time tbe reasons why
there was not a shadow of a chance for
tbe north route beyond Turkey island.
But the matter has been settled. Rock
Island has gained nothing by tbe war tbat
has been led on tho adopted route except
an unjust reputation for fighting the gov
ernment. One citizen has caused the
trouble and is alone responsible for the
investigation he is alone responsible for
the canal being located on the south
shore. Many other citizens have worked
for the north shore route, but they did so
fully disinterestedly and for the best in
terests, as they believed, of the city, and
they are to be commended, but they
fought against fate, and were handicap
ped to the last moment by tbe audacious
meddling of this same property holder,
who persisted in occupying the time the
engineers' board crave to the public and
finally made an offer to give whatever
rights tbe government might ask ef him
for 5,C00, and for which, when be
thought he bad the government in a
pinch, he demanded 10 times more.
In view of ih litinilnn i.' rr
-'-.nuu no 1 . io, M HCt
Argus has but to reitera'e what it said
when the canal was first located on the
south side let'a make the best of it. The
canal is not to be built for Rock Island
alone, and yet It can't fail to benefit Rock
Island. It seems taTss Argus that the
best move Rock Islfnd can make now is
to reviye the idea of direct railroad and
wagon road communication along the
river to the lower end of the county and
to Mercer county. Why not b uild wagon
and railroad bridges across Rock river at
the very mouth of tbe canal?
Jim Thompson, one ot the old volun
teer flifmin an d who aspires to a posi-.
tion on the new paid department, has
been making life a burden to membsrs of d
the fire and light committee by calling on
them and urging his claims upon the city.
He became very abusive toward Alder
man Tindall last evening and tbe latter
swore out a warrant for his arrest.
Thompson was taken to the station and
when he was about to be locked up he
made a break for liberty and disappeared,
and has n-t since been soea.
John McMaban was assessed 3 and
cos's by Magistrate Wivill for over indul
gence in the flowing bowl.
Emerson's minstrels s.t the theatre to
night. H. B. Sudlow has returned from a fishs
jng trip to Spirit Lake.
Mrs. George Miller, of Vt. Madison, is
visiting ber sister, Mrs. John Garvin.
Wanted A girl to do general house
work in smalll family. Apply at this
Cbark 8 Parker has purchased an in
t'rest in James Maucker's Market square
Tbe great clearance sale is a grand sue
cess now going on at tbe Adams Wall
Con Walters, formerly a conductor on
the Dayenport & Rock Island railway, has
accepted a position in Mclatire Bros',
dry goods store.
Tbe Twin-City joint Columbian cele
bration committee meets at tbe rooms of
the Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association this evening.
Andy Gifford and Brook Trout, two
gentlemen of color, w?re each fined 53
acd cotts by Mag strate Wivill yesterday
for creating a disturbance at tbe Emanci
pation dance on Tuesday evening.
Henry Worthington and wife of Rock
Island bave been witb Henry's parents in
this city for a month. Mrs Wortbington
has been Quite ill. She has been afflicted
with spasms. At this writing she appears
to be much better. Geneseo News.
It is very important in this age of vast
material progress that a remedy be p'eas
ins to tbe taste and to the eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its nature and effects. Pos
"Scssicg these qualities, irup of Figs is
tbe one perfect lnxative and most gentle
Tbe finest and sweetest line of French
candies just received at Krell & Math's.
Orrica, Kooms 3, 4, 6 and fi Masonic Temple,
Why not pay the fame amount to the Dome
Bui'ding and Loan Apsocint.on each month that
you are now paying for rent, an 1 acquire a home
of yon r own.
L)anp awarded at lowest rates.
Stoca in the firs'. terie miy be baj upon ap
pl ca'loB ti the Secretary.
I have a large number of old
fashioned whisky glasses, hold
ing on an average one-third as
much as a plain half pint tum
bler. The demand for common
jelly glasses is so for in excess
of the visible supply that I
have concluded to offer these
tumblers, assorted, at 25 cents
a dozen, while they last. They
are of the very best glass,
highly polished, useful In many
ways after they are emptied.
Q. M. LiOO 8 LET.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
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JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
Tinware Nn Housk Furnishing Goods.
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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Art Store. The Fair.
Oak easles, sonieinin new. w cames.
ink screens Nw Toys.
Vlbums. X.w D .lls.
Picture frames 0 n't mention them all. Com? and see
Jrape tissue t.nprr is used for all kindf for yourself.
of fancy woik. Watch for our
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Thomas' Csletated Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pills are f if t taking the pUce of tbe more expensive remedies for all kidney nd
"tr IT D Because they are easier to take, cheaper in pr'ce and give tetter
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Give them a trial. Kone equal them. Tbe proprietor will forward them to ary address br
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Rock Island 111.
- Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
250 Pair Ladies' Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Shoes. Regular Price $3.00; reduced to $3 85
Wen'sShoes. "3 50 4 00; " " 2 75
Men's Shoe", ' " 5 00 5 50; " . 3.75
Men's Tsn Colored Shoes, " ' 4 00; " " 2 89
Ladies' Shoes, " 2 50; " 1.75
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes, 3 00; "2 25
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes, " 3 50; "..2 75
Ladies Hand Turn Snoes, ' " 4 50: " " 3 25
Remember there is only a limited amout cf the above bargains, so come early.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street 8toif ,
8929 Fifth Atenue-