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THE AliGUS; MONDAY. OLTOBEH 10. 1J&91.
Jacket weerk at McCabe Bros.,
Fall style nata now read at Lloyd &
Butterick patterns Mcln tire Bits.
Full new stock. -
This wilt be cloak and jacket week it
A great variety cf fur capea at Lloyd -
Jacob Amman, of Rural, was in the
. city Saturday.
Mrs. U Crampton is In Chicago on t
week's visit to friends.
Thursday this etk IK I o tire Bids'.
cloak opening. Souvenirs.
November sheets. Butterick pattern!
now ready. Mclntire Bros.
Ladies, you should see the fine line cf
far cipes at Lloyd & Stewart's.
Ex-Aid. J. C. Adams is down from
Chicago on a short business trip.
Judge Smith Saturday afternoon ad
journed ihit circuit court until Monday
Very interesting features every day
this week in McCabe Bros, cloak de
Gen. D. W. Flagler, chief of ordnance,
will soon make Rock Island arsenal an
Charles 8haler, Jr., has gone to Wash
ington D. O , which will be bis home
MiCibe Bros.' wide wale cheviotreefers
at 94 84; look as good as some others
sell at 17.50.
E. I. Leveea of the London Clothing
company, has returned from his eastern
purchasing tour. -"
-The event of the week Mclntire Bros.'
cloak opening Thursday 'of this week.
A son arrived in Policeman E'.zel'a
home Saturday, and Andy is now the
proud father of four pair.
New editions of standard authors in
appropriate binding suitable for wedding
presents at Orampton'a today.
J. H. 8mith has made arrangements to
move his family to Wilton, Iowa, where
he will hereafter make his home.
Chris Cut Be, of Port Bjron. passed
thrbugh the city on his way to Spring
field to attend the grand lodge of K. P.
p Miss Lucy Bibcock desires to Dublicly
express her sincere ttianks to all who so
kindly assisted during her late bereave
Not only special quality of cloaks,
wraps and jicke's shown at McCabe
Bros.' this week, but special pr'cas also
George C. Fore, now of Geneseo, spent
, a few days in the city, visiting bis old
friend, Isaac M. Monk, the obliging clerk
at the Americas).
Et Alderman William Gray has deters
mined to locate in Chicago and with that
end in view is arranging to dispose of
bis interests in Rock Island.
Mike Burke, the C, B. & Q. biggage
man, formerly running into this city and
running between St. Louis and Beards
town, is in town shaking hands with old
Rev. J. H. Kerr leaves tomorrow
morning for JolieS to attend the Illinois
Presbyterian synod to which he is a del
egate. Rev. W. 8. Marquis will go
Mrs. Horatio Nourse of Winona.Minn.,
accompanied by ber son E. G. Nourse,
engineer and superintendent or railroads
within Jackson Park for the World's Co
lumbian exposition, is visiting at. the
residence of John Ohlweiler on Fourth
'On Thursday of this week represent as
tives of one of the largest cloak houses in
the country will have their entire line of
jackets, capes and wraps of every de
scription on exhibition at Mclntire Bros.
Tou are cordially invited to be present.
James Byrnes had his right band badly
lacerated in two places by accidentally
getting it caught in a plane, which he was
operating at the C, R. I. & P. round
bouse where he Is employed as a machin
est. The injuries are not serious though
Probably the most b.illiant event in
theatricals of this city will be the appear
- ance next Saturday evening of the emi
nent artiste, Kate Claxton, who will pre
sent on the same magnificent sca'e as it
was done in New York,, the revival of the
famous "Two Orphans.''
C. Howard and K. Torrance, of Chi
cago, arrived in he city this morning
and are at the Harper. They, together
with the other representatives mentioned
in Saturday's Aegcb, will be before the
city council this evening when the bids
witl be opened for the new pumps for the
" Oliver Olaen is steadily improving and
was able yesterday to sit up for a while.
Dr. Truesdale, the attending physician
furnishes the happy announcement that
Mr. O'sen's malady is not typhoid fever
although It was feared in its early stages
it would prove that disease .
At the Burtis opera house, Diveoport,
this evening will" be ceen the new
farce comedy,"'Ao American Boy, "which is
au attraction rich with new songs and
laughable situations. Tomorrow even
ing at the Burtis will be presented, "A
Straight Tip." one of the most successful
and popular plays on the road.
The conductors on the two lines to Mo
tine tv. So d Manager Luderback
litis uiortiutf. "We feel the need of cut-j
ting down txpenees as far as possible, "J
Mr Louderback continued, "but we can
not get along with any degree of satis
faction to ourselves or the public without j
our present jorcc. we nave laaen on
one conductor on each line, leaving seven
in all and these will be kept right along."
The Edison electric drills that were
tested in the Moline pool have not Droven
as satisfactory as was desired . Now the
Thomson-Houston drills are to be tried.
Electrician Frank P. Badt, of that
company, was there the other day, and
arranged for the trial of hii company's
machines. He will be back from Chicago
in a few days to put them in operation. ;
Mr. Badt will be remembered by many
people in Moline as having put in their
first electric light plant.
AU members of the Redpath company
'Vhich is to appear at Harper's theatre on
Thursday evening are well-known artists
it the highest rank; all specialists in
tieir several departments and are sure to
give an entertainment of unusual variety
a ad interest. The enterprise and public
spirit of having this excellent and refined
s Ties those of entertainments in charge
will surely ba rewarded by a large
and appreciative audience.
Extensive improvements are being
made at the car honses of the Rock Isl
and & Milan road on Eleventh street, in
orler to piovide accommodations for the
company's immense number of trailers,
its new motor cars, etc. SupU Huntoon
is having a portion of the track beyond
the Watch tower junction and toward
Mi an relaid, the line to the tower having
been put in first class condition in its
As Ths Argus has remarked before, the
boys reared in Rock Island invariably get
to tie front. Especially is this noticeable
among railroad men. Patrick McHugh
well-known to many here as being train
disjatchir at the C B. 4Q. for a nuro
ber of years and later occupying a simi
lar j'Oiition for the same company at
Beardstown, has been promoted ;o chief
train dispatcher of the Jacksonville &
Sou beastern with headquarters at Jack
sonville. Themis Quirk, also of Rock'
Island has been appointed his first assistant.
Messrs. Clarence Buckingham, J. F.
Gille't and W. Dickinson, of the tri-city
street railway syndicate, are in the three
cities today, and Manager Louderback
is showing them over their possessions
here. Mr. Buckingham has been here
several times before, and is one of the
heavtat stockholders in the company
which has done so much for Rock Island,
Molina and Davenport. This is the first
visit cf the other gentlemen, and they ap
peared to be much pleased with the
plant on this side of the river at any
rate. Tbey surely ought to be proud of
The jumping match between Jack Ba
ker, tbe all around athlete who defeated
Bentlev Sutton in a sparing contest for
ssientiils points a few days ego, and
Jimmy O'Brien, of Davenport, which oc
curred at the Davenport baBe ball park
yesterday afternoon, resulted in Baker
winning the second and third jump and
O'Brien tbe first jump contest. Baker
then tri ;d to arrange a match with Tom
Robinson, of Moline, who also claims to
be somt thing of an all around man, bnt
tbe latter took the bluS. Baker signifies
his willingness to run, jump, wrestle or
spar any man in the tri-citie?, for any
thing frcm gate receipts to $10 a side.
Castoria ia truly a marvelous thing for
children. Doctors prescribe it. medical
journals recommend it and more than a
million mothers are using it in place of
paregoric ( Bateman's drops, so called
soothi"g syrups snd ot:er narcotic and
stnpeffiog remedies. Castoria is tbe
quickest thing to regulate the stomsch
and bowels and give healthy sleep, tbe
world has ever seen. It is pleasant to
the taste and absolutely harmless. It
relieves constipation, quiets pain, cures
diarrhoea ind wind colic, allays feverish
ness. destroys worms, and prevents con
vulsions, lootbes the child and gives its
refreshing and natural sleep. Castoria
is the children's panacea the mothers'
UP AMONG THE CLOUDS.
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING MADE EASY
BY THE IRON HORSE.
Lemon i se cream at Krell & Math's.
Used la Millions of Homes 40 Years tfce&aadaitl
Peats In Railway Construction and Op
ration That Would Have Been Deemed
Impossible a Few Tears Agra Some of
the Interesting Mountain Roads.
If George Stevenson, when he placed the
first locomotive on the track and guaran
teed it a speed of six miles an hour, could
have foreseen that in less than eighty
rears the successors of his rude machine
would be climbing the Bides of mountain
ranges, piercing gorges hitherto deemed
Inaccessible, .crossing ravines on bridges
higher than tbe dome of St. Paul's, and
traversing the bowels of the earth by
means of tunnels, no doubt his big blue
eyes would have stood out with wonder
and amazement. But he foresaw nothing
of the kind; the only problem present in
his mind was how to get goods from the
seaports in western England to London as
easily and cheaply as possible, and to do
this he substituted for horses, which had
for 150 years been drawing cars along
wooden or iron tracks, the wonderful ma
chine which has revolutionized the freight
and passenger traffic of the world.
It was, indeed, impossible for any one to
foresee the triumphs of engineering which
have accompanied the advances in trans
portation. To the engineer of the present
day there are no impossibilities. The en
gineer is a wizard at whose command space
and matter are annihilated. The highest
mountain, the deepest valley has no terrors
for him; he can bridge the latter and en
circle or tunnel the former.
A RAILROAD OF TU1TNELS.
Hence the need of railroad communica
tion haa caused lines to be constructed
through districts where only a few years
ago the thing would have been deemed im
possible. The Pacific roads of this country
were a necessity long before their con
struction, and in the face of difficulties al
most insuperable were carried to successful
completion. So also of the railroads in the
Andes of South America. The famous
road from Callao through the heart of
Peru is one of the highest mountain roads
in the world, as well as the most difficult of
contraction. The grades are often ot 300
feet and more to the mile, and when the
mountains were reached so great were the
difficulties the engineers were forced to
confront that in some places laborers were
lowered from cliffs by ropes in order that,
with toil and difficulty, they might carve a
foothold in order to begin the cutting for
In some sections tunnels are more nu
merous than open .cuts, and so far as the
road has gone sixty-one tunnels, great and
small, have been constructed, aggregating
over 30,000 feet in length. The road attains
a height of 15,000 feet above the level of the
sea, and at the highest point of the track
is about aa high as the topmost peak of
Mont Blanc It pierces the range above it
by a tunnel 3,847 feet long. The stern
necessities of business complied the con
struction of this road, otherwise it never
would have been begun.
The tunnels of the Andes, howevir, do
not bear comparison with the tunnels,
bridges and snowsbeds of the Union Pa
cific, nor do even these compare with the
vast undertakings in the Aljs three great
tnnnelsof nine to eleven miles in length,
which have been prepared for the transit
of travelers and freight. The requirements
of business necessitated the piercing of the
Alps, and as soon as the necessity, was.
shown funds in abundance were furthcom
ing for tbe enterprise.
CLIMBING MOUXTAISS. '
But tunneling a mountain is a different
thing from climbing it. Many years ago
the attention of inventors was directed to
the practicability of constructingarailroad
up tbe sideof a mountain ou grades which,
to an ordinary engine, were quite impos
sible. The improvements in locomotives
twenty-five and thirty years ago rendered
them capable of climbing grades which, in
the early days of railroad engineering, were
deemed out of the question. These im
provements proved a serious stumbling
block in the. way of the inventors, who
found that an( ordinary locomotive was
able to climb a much steeper grade than
was commonly supposed. The first rail
roads were laid almost level, but it was
soon discovered that a grade of a few feet
to the mile was no impediment to progress,
and gradually the grade was steepened.
The inventors of mountain railroad trans
portation might have been discouraged by
this discovery, but it is a characteristic of
an inventor that he is not set back by oppo
sition, which, in fact, only serves to stimu
late his zeal.
The projectors of inclined roads and
mountain engines kept steadily on, and in
France, Germany, England and tbe United
States many experimental roads were con
structed, each of a few hundred yards in
length, and locomotive models were built
and put in motion to the amazement of
the general public, who jeered ( like at the
contrivances and the contrivers, deeming
the former impracticable and the latter
But the idea of building a road up the
side of a hill was not to be dismissed.
There was money in it for tbe successful
man, so tbe cranky inventor kept on at
work in spite of the jeers of tbe rabble and
tbe discouragements of capitalists loath to
invest their money in an uncertain scheme.
To tbe energy and perseverance of railroad
inventors tbe success of tbe mountain rail
road is due, us also is the construction of
the various mountain roads, of which the
road up Mount Washington, finished in
1868, was the first, and tbe road up Pike's
Peak was tbe latest.
Of all the mountain roads which hare
tteen constructed since the one up Mount
Washington was finished, the best known
is that which ascends tbe world famous
Rigi. Wit h the exception of Mount Blanc,
Kigi is perhaps the best known of any
peak in the Alps, though it is by no means
the highest, its summit being but 5,903
feet above the level of the sea. Although
scarcely more than a third of tbe height of
some other mountains in the Alps, it
seems much higher because of its isolated
The Mount Kigi railway begins at Vita
nan, on Lake Lucerne, and extends to the
border of tbe canton and almost to the top
of the mountain. It is 19,000 feet long,
and during that distance rises 1,000 feet,
at an' average grade of one foot in four.
Though steep, it is by no means ao much
so as tbe Mount Washington road, which
rises 5,285 feet above tbe sea, at an average
of one foot in three. There are, however,
stretches of the Rigi road at which tbe
grade is about one foot in two and a half,
which is believed to be the steepest in the
world. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
- Taming of m Shrew. ,
' A certaid woman of fashion conspieuous
in the society of a city not a thousand
miles from Washington, whose infirmity
of temper has given rise to very interest
ing gossip occasionally, figures in a quaint
little story that is at present going the
A short time ago she was entertaining
at supper a lady of her acquaintance, wheu
it chanced that there was placed upon the
table a small pot of chocolate. The hostess
Iof tbe occasion was very fond of the bever
age in question, partaking of it every even-
ing of her life. Unfortunately the servant
naa negiecteu to mate more man tne usual
quantity, which was just about sufficient
for a single cup.
Accordingly, when the guest was asked
if she would have some, she hesitated a
moment and said no. Whereupon her en
tertainer flushed with anger at the con
tretemps and, rising from her neat, deliber
ately poured tbe contents of the chocolate
! pot out of the window.
tertained, to say the least of it. Of course,
however, she pretended to take no notice,
merely glancing slyly at ber host, who
made the-third person at the repast, to Fee
if he evinced any consciousness respecting
the proceeding. But he only smiled slight
ly beneath his mustache and made no re
Presently be asked her if she would have
some chicken salad, of which a big dishful
made the principal feature among the
"I thank you, no," she replied, merely
because she had a preference for something
Immediately, aa tf it were quite a matter
of course, the host picked up the chickiti
salad and threw it, dish and all, out through
tbe window into the garden.
"It's a way we have here," he remarked,
Nobody said anything for quite five min
utes afterward, but the extreme amiability
exhibited by tbe hostess for the rest of tbe
evening led the visitor to imagine that the
lesson thus given after tbe manner of Pe
truchio was not without a certain domestic
usefulness. Washington Post.
A Virginia old gentleman who is mildly
insane upon the subject of advantages of
out of door life haa taken up his residence
in an apple tree. Strange to say, his
health has not suffered by the exposure,
but haa actually improved.
Shouldered the Responsibility.
To illustrate the idea that it pay to
"own up" when you're at fault, even in
the crisis of war when your all may be at
stake. Lieutenant Peaks told a story of
honest Captain Wood, at the reunion of
the Twenty-second Maine regiment in Dex
ter. "On a cold night, when we pickets
arrived at the outposts," said the soldier
6tory teller, "Captain Woods said, 'It is too
severe for the men to face this storm to
night.' Therefore he directed that -vie
should build a fire in a small house close
at band, aud should shelter ourselves as
best we might. Well, we'did. and, weary
with the march, seduced by the cheering
warmth, we all fell asleep.
"The officer of the grand rounds found a
sort of Sleepy Hollow when he happened
around that way, and of course we were
reported. In the morning we were sum
moned to headquarters, ,Ve were 'mor
tally frightened, for sleeping on picket,
yon know, is a serious sort of business.
We were ushered into General Wilson's
tent and he sternly repeated tbe charge
and asked for an explanation. Immediate
ly Captain Wood stepped forward and said:
'General, not one particle of blame must
rest upon these men. I am responsible for
it all. I gave them orders to take shelter
in tjmt house., and of course I am to be
blamerfor what occurred there. They
would not have been asleep but for me.'
" 'How long have you been in the serv
ice, sir," sternly asked General Wilson, as
he whirled about. 'Only a few months,
general.' 1 thought so. If you had been
here longer you would have come up here
full of excuses and ready to shift the blame
npon any one at hand. You can go thi3
time. Your honesty has saved you.'"
Where Would Be Get the Barrels?
Although the people in tbe northern part
of Georgia have the finest soil on earth for
raising vegetables, "they stick year after
year to cotton and corn and import vege
tables at heavy cost. The country is de
veloping rapidly, and the manufacturing
towns springing up give an increasing
market for all kinds of stuff called "gar
den truck;" but the farmers go placidly
along in tbe footsteps of their fathers, and
raise cotton and corn whether tbey make
money or not.
"Why don't you plant potatoes?" said a
recent arrival from the north to a farmer
who was complaining about the small
profits of cotton growing.
"Oh, I can't raise no pertatoes," said the
"Why not?" persisted the northerner.
"You have lots of land just right for pota
toes, and you can get one dollar a bushel
for them right here in town. Why, man
alive, you can get five dollars a barrel for
all you raise." i. - - .
"Xo use talkin," said the farmer; "can't
do it noways."
"Well, but why not t"
"Why, yo' see, boss, where'd I get the
barrels?" Sew York Herald.
Making Embroidery by Machine.
An embroidery "machine that would in
crease the number of Ftftcbes, and with
less labor, hits been the eiort of inventors
for nearly fifty years. Some fifteen years
ago a machine, the"Schiffii," was invented
aud worked by steam. It produces, how
ever, only a low class of goods of inferior
quality. The product of this machine is
usuajly known as "Scbifili goods" or
"Schiffli em broideries." A little later other
and greatly improved steam machines for
Cue embroidering were iu vented, but failed
to enter into general use, flattering as were
t heir prospects. Kor seventeen years the
firm of Ijiurer Brothers, at Arbon, on
Lake Constance, have been striving to
solve the problem of a rapid, perfect acting
embroidery machine that will increase tbe
steam production, lessen tbe labor and
even improve the quality of the goods. It
Is believed that the desired object has been
at last obtained. Cor. St. Ixuis Globe
Language of Birds.
Those who are fond of watching our
common birds are familiar with their lan
guage or notes. The song of the bird has
its meatiing in birddom, and who could fail
to understand the various notes of tbe
mother bird aa she teaches tbe little ones
to fly or tempts them from the nest t -All
birds do not have tbe range of language
een in our domestic fowl, yet those which
so not talk and sing oftentimes have many
remarkable way of expressing themselves.
St. Paul Dispatch. .
A Fatal Omission.
Caller la Mr. Scribber, one of your re
porters, int -'
City Editor (with a dark frown i No, air,
I have discharged him. -
Culler Indeed! May 1 ask the reason?
City Editor (wrathfully) He wrote np
an account of a suicide without mention
ing the caliber of the revolver. New York
Weekly - -
Of the Week:
Thursday, Oct 22, represen
tatives of one of ..the largest
cloak houses in the United
States will place on exhibition
in our cloak department their
entire line of capes, j ackets and
wraps of every description. An
unusual opportunity for seleot
iog a stylish wrap from a very
Thursday, this week.
If you don't care to purchase
we will be pleased to see you
. Souvenirs For
room will v0 1. A Prit,
that you will.v V
time or Lot.
VOn tliia t,.u
alUL&' iovenibtr sheet.,
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
12 J, 12dandl28
CLEMANN & Uiiimm
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why bay the imitations? for all others are only that, I
when you can bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the. same price at
John T. Noftskcrs
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTES,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
A.C0RN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES.
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Av&
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOT8 AND SHOES
. Gents' Fin Shoes a specialty. Bepairlng done neatly and promptly .
" A share of your patronage respectfully solicited. . , . n
1818 Second Ayenue. RwhM
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office &&d Shop Cornei Seventeenth Bt. . . P.irlr Islal
and BeTenth Avenue, : IvO-ft-
IWsUl kinds of carpenter work a apectalty. Plans and estimates for all kind of boUtf1
rorniaoed on application.
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT J. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRB8S .
- J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport
THE POSITIVE CURE.
SLY BROTHERS, M Warraa 8U Kev York. Wee 60 eta. I