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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, .QfiTOM K 2 1 . 1891.
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JTM FIG SYRUP CO.
. FRANUISUO. IMi.
viis f m rum ..
. and Second-hand.
rcTiblow. Suii-heN, Straps.
Biiicb.Piicii Boxes, Ru'crs, and
everything necessary for school.
mrriV i.N mcutary geography for
'coKiiu'U'gi'ogriijrhy for Guyot's inr-
ii JO cots.
l r Nj. 1 ariiunn tic for Felter"B primary
3 an mvc nwtiey by getting your school
1717 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
I-Ji tiii nd manage property on commise-
air.c i.ji o: cuy property ai ways on hacd
I lift: for three nrst-class Fire Insurance
lu-i; me American 4. auslty
"'"u.i v onipany, or Bal
33 Second Avenue, over
EoDpe's Tailor Shop.
Ts Space is Reserved for
Bros., & Schreiner.
Anbjection to the Proposed Ca
Ike fraitloa TbM Mark a Move
'WoiMkeViry Uetrinaeatal te
. After printing the resolution adopted
by the VTaterways convention at Evans
vill.the Moline RepublicaoJourn&l says;
The a o to resolution from the proceed
ings of the waterways convention held
at Evansville. Iud., last week, only em
phasizes the calamity that the Rock Isl
and and Davenport owners of the Milan
water power have brought upon the
three cit es without bringing to themselves
any advantage whatever. Ii has been
predicted both in aniclfs in this piper
and by Moline correspondent s of the
Davenport Democrat that the Hennepin
canal would not be completed btfore the
upper river above Rock Island rapids,
which would furcUh at least three
fourths, probaM nine-tenths of th? busi
ness of the canal whenever it became ac
cessible to them, would demand access to
the cani.l above the rapids, and would
get it because it would be entitled to it.
Now, as this resolution shows, before
a spadeful of earth is dug the verification
begins. And the RepublicansJourral
predicts that before another dollar is ap
propriated for the Hennepin cmal this
request must be granted for two teasons.
First, because it is a perfectly reasonable
request, and second, because the itila
ences of the whole upper river will fight
A canal from a point just below Al
bany by the Meredosia to Rock river
would be about 13 miles iu length, and
very cheaply constructed An improve
ment of from three to 'six miles of the
channel of Rock river to Penny elough
lets boats into the Hennepin canal. Two
guard locks and two or three lift locks
will enable boats to pat from the Mistis
sippi river at Albany through the Mere
dosia aiid Rock river to its mouth into the
Mississippi. Make these locks large
enough for Mississippi river steamboats
and yon have the commerce of the Missis
sippi river, going by that route at low
and ord nary stages of water; and we pre
dict thst five years will see this state of
affairs unless Rock Island and Davenport
shake ol the leadership uf the Milan water
power tyndicale, drop their jealousy of
Moline. and go to work with Moline to gut
a canal giving the upper river an entrance
to the 3tnal at Rapids City via a lateral
canal to Watertown, and the lower river
entrance by a lateral canal from the foot
of Rock Island to Watertown.
Theieopieof Moline are not stren
uou9 for the lateral canal as surveyed by
the Business association some yenrs ago,
if the engineer department at Rock Island
have found a better. All thy want is a
lateral canal by the best r u'e, and con
nection with the Hennepin canal to
The Milan water power svmlicate is so
staggen d by the shock it has received
from Capt. Marshall in slipping away
from them around the south side of Rock
river, when they supposed they had him
by tte throat and expected they could
extort v hatever terms they might ask,
that no is the opportunity for Rock Inl
and and Davenport to emancipate them
selves. Will they do it?
lt Mcht.' Wreck.
One of the worst wrecks that has oc
curred on the "Q" system for some time
happened at Monmouth last night. The
Denver limited, known as No. 5, ran into
an open switch at the pottery about a
east of Monmouth at 10:55 last night.
The tra n was pulled by engine 121, in
charge of Engineer Emery, Traveling
Enginee r George Courtney being also on
theengne. Couriney and Enery were
both instantly killed and the fireman died
about three hours afterward. Another
man anl a woman, passengers, were also
killed, the latter's head being completely
severed from the body. About 30 in all
were injured. The wreck ie said to have
been caused by a spiked switch, but no
clue is had to the perpetrators of the
It is a peculiar fact that the accident
occurred at the tame place where the fast
mail was wrecked on the main line not a
great wUile ago,and the same switch, m'si
placed caused both. The railr.ad com
pany has been informed that last night's
calamity was caused by spitework. If so,
the perpetrator of the frightfully mur
derous deed should be brongbt to justice
and dea'.t with according to the law's full
penalty. Indeed, it does not seem that
human lwlngs could provide a punish
ment sufficiently severe for such a coward
Foisfl a Mkeletaa.
Some workmen, while excavating in
Healy's addition, Moline, inearthed a
skeleton only a few feet from the spot
where oie was discovered last fall, which
gave ri to so many peculations regard
ing the matter. The skeleton was ex
amined by Dr. Arp, who pronounced it
the remiiins of a large sizsd man, prob
ably paf t middle age, and who had been
buried a great many years, but whether a
white man or an Indian he was unable to
ay. A utone arrowhead, broken off in the
skull, ii dicated the cause of death, and it
eema probable that a man and bis wife
had bee a murdered by the Indians, and
by them buried about 18 inches under the
surface of the ground. The skull had
been In a good state of preservation, but
before the doctor arrived some officious
and inq'isitive boys had smashed it to
pieces V see what was in it The arrow
point in the skull probbly ssryes to, put
an end to the theory advanced by some
as to tho other skeleton, that the person
was murdered for money in the early his
tory of Moline.
Call on E. B. McKown for hard wood
and sof l co--!. Telephone 1.193.
MRS. NKWTON NESBIT FREE.
Acquitted r the Chr r th lac
Her Hukul aj lrrBnalble
Vader I be Uw.
The trial of Mrs. Newton Nesbit, of
LeCWire, for alleged assault upon her
husband with intent to kill, ended with
the acquittal of the accused in tne dis
trict court at Davenport yesterday after
. Trial of the case was begun with the
morning session. District Attorney Heinz
prosecuting, and Attorneys Hanley and
Chamberlain conducting the defense.
A jury is secured and in the morning
Nswton Nesbit, the prosecuting witness,
gave his version of the affair, and Charles
Kattenbrcker, George Bissick. G. W.
BagUy, Fred Lamback, John W. Shan
non and William Lacock, of Le CI aire,
told what ihcy knew of the married life
of the Nesbits and the shooting scrape.
C. F. Galium, of LeClaire, did likewise
in the afternoon.
The defendant was next placed upon
the stand to testify in her own behalf.
Sae was followed by M.J. Smith and
Drs. A. W Bowman and J. H. DeAr
mond. From the examination of the
two latter witnesses the grounds upon
which the defense wou'd be based was
made cyi 'ent. It was attempted to show
that the delicate condition of Mrs Nes
bit tended to make her morally irrespon
sible, in the presence of a certain amount
of provocation on the p u-t of her hus
band, for her rash use of the revolver.
There was sufficient evidence of this
character introduced to lead Judge Bran.
nan, who had closely watched the drift
of the testimony, to take the cssa from
the jury and order a verdict of acquittal
STREET RAILWAY MATTERS.
Anntlitr JrponMi knaio in the Elm
Mrrt Line. --The JSVw Uniforms.
- Another change in the route of the
Elm street line is desirable if the public
is lo receive the pruper actotainudauODS
from this branch of the system. It has
been Manager Louderback'a desire from
the first to get back to Seventh avenue,
and be was greatly disappointed when he
found it out of the question to reach it
from Nineteenth stret. A new
idea has been presented to Mr. Louder
back, however, which if it meets with
favor, will bring his Elm street
line, back nearer to the rapidly growing
localities south of Seventh avenue and
east of Twenty-second street. The flan
is to endeavor to reach Seventh avenue at
Twenty-second street instead of at
Twenty-fifth street as now. Mr. Louder
back went over a number of proposed
routes for reaching these localities this
afternoon1, but none but the one suggested
appeared practicable, and he is wil
ling and anxious to make the change via
Twenty-second, if he can obtain the aus
thority to do it. The forces relaying
the Elm street line are at Twenty-second
and Sixth now and the route can very
easily be changed, and without additional
expense to the street car company if de
sirable. The change strikes The Argus
as exceedingly desirable, and it is to be
hoped it may be made.
THE SEW TJSIF0EM3.
The motormen and conductors of the
tri-city company have been having their
measurements taken today for their new
winter uniforms, which have been or
dered tb rough Jonas Bear's agency . The
coats are to be of dark blue material, with
capes and brass buttons, properly letter
ed. The men are to have caps to match.
Manager Louderhack states that all the
men must wear the uniform designed.
The Verne Swain was in and out of
port as usual.
The Louisville and Georg L. Bass came
The stage of the water at the bridge
at noon was 1.20; and the temperature
The last Diamond Jo boat this season,
Capt. Lamont is informed, will be the
Pittsburg, leaving St. Louis next Satur
day for Dubuque taking all freight for that
point and intermediate points. She will
be along here about Tuesday.
Baeklalaad Waati the Beat,
At the meeting ef the city council com
mittee last evening to examine the ad
vantage of the different pumps for
which bids have been received, Frank N.
Holly represented the Holly pump, C.
Howard was present on behalf of the
Deane, K. Torre nee spoke for the
Worthington, and Messrs. Dalzell and
Sornborger explained the advantages of
tha Gordon. No action has yet been
taken, but it Is safe to say that the council
will have nothing bat the best that is to
Boys An did yer ever see a whale?
Old Timer A whale, is it? Why, when
I was in the Mediterranean, in '65, aboard
the Whopper, our lookout cried land
aheadl an sure enough, right over on our
larboard side, there was an island as no
one ever seed afore, an which our skip
per said warn't down on none o' his
charts. We hove to right in the eye of a
bitin wind an six of us was sent out in
the skipper's gig to make observations.
We made direck for the island an land
ed an wandered about for an intire
morning without diskiverin no signs
o hanimal life or wegetation. We got
chilled through an purceeded to build a
fire, which we had scarcely lighted when
the island begun to squirm an to sink as
if by magic. .To make a long story short
what we took for an island was a whale.
I guess he couldn't stand the hot fire in
the small of his back, so he sank to the
bottom of the ocean. We all escaped ex
ceptin our cox'n, poor Tommy Bilge;
he fell into the hole the fire made into
the whale's back an was drowned,
ftontemptuously) Have I seen whales?
What Kept Him.
Irate Mamma Goodness me! It's half
an hour since I sent yon around to the
store to get those things, and here yon
are back without them.
Little Dick It was such a long time
before my tnrn came to be waited on
that I forgot what it was you wanted.
"Then why didn't you come home and
find out?" ,
"I was afraid if I left I'd lose my
tnrn." Good News.
It Worked lioth Ways.
Two boys were observed leading home
a cow. One boy had hold of a rope tied
around her horns, while the other had
hold of her tail. A gentleman asked
him why he kept hold of the cow's tail.
"Well," said the boy, "when she walks
along all right John leads her by the
rope, and when she walks backward I
lead her by tiie tail." Boston Courier.
"Why the deuce don't yon give me
the right number?" was the question
a?ked in emphatic tones of the girl at
Central yettrday afternoon.
"Yon are no gentleman," responded
the telephone girl angrily.
"Yon txt I ain't," said the typewriter
girl, who is adopting her employer's
mode of s;ecu. Buffalo Enquirer.
An Accomplished rianiftt.
He Miss De Capo plays with so much
She Yes, for the notes. New York
A DREAM 07 B&FFINE88
May be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Kaailr, and why? Because the displacement of
coreiing in bed, a neglected draught from a partly
cio ed wiudow. an open transom t onne ted with
a windy eniry in a huu-l, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lanes the dcalb-dealinc b;at. Terrible
and swift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The raeiiicatea &1 oVdlc principle in
Bostetter's Stomach Bitters will chick the dire
complaint. A persistence in this preventive of its
farther development will absolutely checkmate
the dangerous m-iiady. TJnmedicated alcoholic
stimuiaut- are of little or no vtlue. The Ju-t me
dium in the Bitters. NoleMefflc-cionsis it incases
of malaria, biiliousness, constipation, rhenmatlsra,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Tha weak are
nsnaliv those npon who a disease fastens first.
Invigorate with the Bittera.
Reading or writing by artificial 1'ght
makes business for opticians, at the best.
People will do it. though; and that's why
they want good lamps.
A good central draft lamp is the
best substitute for snnligbt to be had.
Perhaps electricity may some day dis
place them, but today, if you want the
most useful, pretty and suitable thing for
a wedding or anniversary present, proba
bly a good lamp comes iitareot to itliiug
I have both kinds those made to
sell, and those to do service.
Q. M. Loosliy.
GLASS AKD LABtTB, "
ttoe Second Avenne,
Subscribe for Stock
- In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Rock Island.
". A safer and better investment
than Government Bondo, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
R. A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
. Ornoa, Booms 8, 4, S and 6 Masonic Temple,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
as wide wale
Jhi win p
Cloak, Wrap and Jacket
Week at our store.
C. Tl'i bTe PeninK Jo of new Reefers.
Capes and Jackets which ordered some
it- a3 ag0' 811(1 tre now due us These
whiPJiCateS f eHl Purchases
which were so good that they sold out at
,Z.a T . r reoroera re now due
mtiuue sucn goods
cheviot, reefers bound all
faced at $4 4.
eW.8nP,'r.nKd qXiVill of diagonal cheviot.
cuf"t5. U retfdr8' the ver ,ale8'
Fur trimmed jackets.
Jackets for girls.
Reefers for girls.
Reefers trimmed with
Astrachan, with mink, with mufBoon,
with raccoon, with oppossom, with sable,
with hare, or with nearly any fur you msy
Monday a. " m. we ' received 1
Adams express over f 600 . worth of the
very latest ideas in jackets from the belt
manufacturer in New York City. '. ' hi.
Propose making it worthwhile to give
your attention to your winter wrsps this
week. Special garments will be shown,
special prices will be named and special
attention will be paid to our cloak de
We are opening this week a lot of fine
new millinery, which for lownessof price
and superiority of styles, will not be ex
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718, 1720, 1722 and 1724 Sscond Avbktjb.
CLEARING SALE OF PICTORES.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will occur our
annual clearing sale of engravings, etchings
and water colors. For
:THREE DAYS ONLY:
Will place on sale our entire stock of above pictures at
25 per cent discount It will pay you to anticipate your
holiday wants in this line and place your order with us
during this eale,
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. McKann's Celebrated Coign Sm
The very best pnptration made for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, and U lung and
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
Good alike for children and adults. Two sizes 10 and 35c
Thomas' CbMhI Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These plUs are.f 1st taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidney and
WWV Because they are easier to take, cheaper In prce and girt etter
' - p.anh.
Give them a trial. None equal them,
mail, on receipt of price, X cents a bottle.
The proprietor will forward them to any address by
Made only by
T. H. THOMAS.
Bock Island III.
CLOSING OUT SALE
BOOTS and SHOES
At Elm Street Shoe Store.
I will sell at cost my Boots, Shoee, Rulb.'rs, Gloves and
Mittens at my Elm Street Shoe Store.
This sale will last ten days only, as I will vacate store
Nov. 2. Come early and get bargains.
2829 Fifth Avenue.