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THE AKQUB, WEDNESDAY. FEHUUAKY 10. 1892
fcoth the method and results when
ryrup of Ficrs is taken; it is pleasant.
tji.t reiresuing to Hit. a.ste, ar.u acu
rnllv vet nrontrtlv on tlse Kiilnpvs
fLivcr and Hovels, cleanses tbe sy.?-
fc 'm effectually, dispels colds, bead-
. he3 find levers and cures habitual
institution. By rap of Figs is the
:ily remedy of its kind ever pro
iced, plowing to tlie taste and ae-
iiTitnl J a i i i ef Ann -!- nitvint v.r
i'.3 action ami truly beneficial in its
fcfTects, prepared only from the mo.-t
jlicalthy and agrccalilc substances, it.i
lf:iany excellent qualities commend it
o all and have made it the most
popular remedy known,
ifyrttp of Figs is for sale in 50o
and SI bottles by all leading drivr-
trists. Ar.v rlinllf rln:o-rist vrho
may not have it cn kucd will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try iu l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
MA -SAMCISCC, CAL.
WsMO t tier- vj v
J. K. KEIDV.
T. B. liKir.Y.
H,.r 'ell and "n P-r, crtv on . omn.N .
nn Sitlfnilnl miliorMin I for uivt- tors. r?n I
L'oo.l tMrKuin for ptriien liexiiiiK irfuilnh'c I
h.iut' at rM'iiilt).i' iiriccs ai d !oi j; inir to m.i
Fire Insurance a Spcclslty.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hocpe'a Tailor Sbop
Subscribe for Stock
In tbe SecoBd gerips of ihe"
Hom Buildinp; and Loan s?o
cialion, of liock Island.
A safer and better invpstrnfrit
than Government Bonds, be
cause tbe Joans ate ruade only
Upun established values and i;
pays more than ibiee times as
much interest besides ti;e
amonnt invested and tbe prc'fit
can be wiibdrawn at any tin;e
Money loaned at lowest rat-s
R. A. DONALDSON. Secretary,
orrin, P.ooms S, 4. S and fi JIaerulc Temole.
Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And tbe Urgent and beat line ot
IN THE THREE C.TlEf.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
The Swedish matches, which
can only be lighted by Btriking
them on th4) box they come in,
are as nearly safe as any
matches can be. They aie free
from any odor, and do not glow
after they are bnrnt ont. as the
"Parlor" matches do.
1 have a convenient decorated
china match stand, made to
hold these boxes partly open,
so that it is at once a match
safe ao3 scratcher. It has a
fast, square, eaocer base, and
the match box and stand com
bined are both neeful, and or
namental enough for the par
lor. - ,v
I have a good supply of the
safety matches. 25 cents dozen
G. M. Loojlit
China Lamp ,Tbl cutlery,
Hi"9 S::oud avenue.
COMMENCING THE CANAL.
Official Keport of Capt. Marshall's
Woik So Far
The hurv.js in ih- YteH Ity fMI n
and ih IiRi-niIrn Which Led
to a tlitnxe or Konte.
The annual repoit of Capt. W. L.
Marahbll. in charge of the improvements
of the Chicago Bed Calumet baibors
Dinois and CVumet rivere, etc , and
IU ni'is and M'.ssUVppl canal, ha been
lssued.an.: The Argus biia ben provided
wiib a copy. The report tke8 the pre
liminaTj woik ot the Hennepin canal up
to July 1 )ts t ant is quite voluminous and
complete. Speaking of the ol j xt of the
canal Cup'.. Mhh bh.ll 68s at the outFet
"the irnprov mei.t is to furcish a naviga
ble waterway trcm Like Michigan to tbe
Mississippi river at the mouth of Rock
tiver in connection with the upper Illi
nois riv. r, and the proposed enlarged
ws!crwT along the present line of tl.e
lilitois and Mic'ui'jHn canal." The rem of
the liver am) bar jot act of Sept 19. 1SD0,
under which woik upr.n the construction
of th 8 canal Vc-git 8, is included. A lu
h:on is a's') raaiii to the variows surve8
made, and Capt. Marshi.ll ej s, 'in all
for furte;.s there was been expended less
than one-bi lf i f one rcr cent of the cost
of tl'P. adopted ike, and but Utile nr:ore
h-.n one-sixth cf one percent of the cost
of all the various routes estimated upon.'
He then enters iato a detailed description
of eaih of the surveys. Then Capt.
Upon tt e approval of the project a
Msrvi-y party under Assistant L L
Wheeler, a man of nunv years' txperi
ence under the war department, whs or
ganized, acd ii t hnrouah survey of tbe
vicinity of the tnouth of Rock river
Tbe results of the survev are given, in-
cludirg cstimau s of costs, etc., as fol
For the n. r tu rn line tt9S."74
'or itur .mtuT-i I ne 411,5 9
Infarofr-i nth line , $ ST. 015
The captain also speaks of the forms
fl,r voluntary Ht:ieement8 to sill and pur-
chsSC the lands r quired for tiaht of WbV
etc , evi r the two routes suhmiiud to the
land owners a ong the two routes and
propositions ntt-ived in return are given.
Tfce'-e are as follows and speak for them
mate T W -;11aKhi.r SS'J r
l T .loln.8i.il 40 (HI
T .1 K l ii-oii 2.STU Ot)
Ro. k Kivtr !.ai:d and Lock
f l,it: 50
Mit ti Otni; rdiLf .
W 1. COTLf
Iti.S.'Vf I 0
$ rr-i no
l.i Oct OO
1 000 00
C'iiarlep O Il.'insoL t at.
Ia id 1 uvlte.
l.i, kru.v. B.xlimaii
w 1. Covnf
M T Jorii Hon
.Swan doliiion etatr....
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1.1 S3 7."i
Ti,t-.l... S S,5s:i W .1:1.13)50
The captain :cen enters into a compre
hensive descrip:ion ot the d faculties en
countered by tl.e engineers in locating the
canal and tbe contests raistd by private
interests, and sitmits in full a great mass
of official correspondence between Capt.
Wbetler and bimself. and alto between
himself and bis superiors, and also a map
of the canal.
Under the head of general remarks
Capt. Marshall says:
This canal is designed as a cut off or
short route from the upper Missitsippi to
Lake Michigan in connection with the
prisent existirg water lines, or with im
proved routts of greater capacity that
have been contemplated for years.
The existing rou e is (1) via Illinois
and Mississippi canal 97 miles 'o Li Salle;
(2) Illinois river from Li Salle to its
mouth at the Mississippi riyer, 223
miles; (3) rosu'h of the Illinois to Rock
river. 287 milei.
The present aer route from the Chi
cago at Bridgeport to tbe mouth of Rock
river is, as sho vn, 607 miles, while by
the way of the proposed Illinois and Mis
sissippi canal it will be 183 miles on.y, a
siviog in distance from Lake Michigan
by water to all points on tbe Mississippi
river above the mouth of Rock river of
419 miles oyer existing water routes.
I be rou'e via the proposed canal will be
shorter lhan via the Illinois riyer to all
points on the Mississippi above a point
78 miles by water above the mou'h of the
I.iinois. and 2,9 miles below the mouth
of Rock river. Above the mouth of
Rock river to fit. Paul are 401 miles of
river i.avigation, so that the proposed
Cinalasacut off will shorten the dis
tance from Lake Michigan by water to all
points along tie uppnr Mississippi for
610 miles of its length.
The Illinois river for 14 mi'es 1-elow
L iSalle forms one link in the prorosed
water route, but the rest K,t tbe distance,
97 miles from LSalle to Chicago, tbe
route is con tin nd by the Illinois and
Michigan cana:, a work of much less
capacity than the proposed canal. Boats
of the full capacity of the locks of the
Illinois and Mi-siasipni canal must stop
. t LSalie and transfer cargo to the less
capacious boat) of the Illinsis and Mich
To secure, tt crefore, the full benefits
of the propo. e 1 canal, the water route
from Chicago to LtSalle must be en
larged, or the t spacious channel now bt
injf constructed on the lower Illinois
river must be x'ended to Chicago via
tbe Illinois and Des Plaines valley and by
cut across the Cbic.go divide. Without
such works th') Illinois and Mississippi
canal will be i f comparatively small sig
nificance. Tbi canal constructed even
oft the present basis will necessarily mod
ify. reduce "and regulate freights moving
between uppet Mississippi r.ver poiots
and Like Micl.igen, and its construction
b' jtiBtifled upon the present basis. Its
utility, will, however, he gsog-d by the
capacity of ttie inferior Illinois and Mich
igan canal nntil the capacity of the Utter
is made at least q'lal to that of the pro
At i. resent rati a of appropriation,
$500 OtX) once in two years, it will take
28 years to complete tbis cnl, befc re
the term'nution of which much additional
money will be required to maintain the
work previously done, and as the work
will be of no special utility until com
p'eted throughout its entire stent, it is
manifest that provision should bo made
for its much more rapid prosecution.
Evpn at the rt it appropriation herein,
f 1,700. 000 biennially, H will take eisfht
years to complete Wiis work, which is a
rea-onaHe Bnd practice! time. (The
estimate allos $200:000 for foirveya for
Bcctirite loctiO!)B, lgl de-ciiptions of
iMn'ls required and nub's of way. and
$1 500.(310 for the sctual work of" con
A PLKASANT PARTY.
3lin II ruff " jwinger I'nnrttinn
ll-r Ynnj: Fii ii1' tin ' lie Or Ji-inn
of tier Itir'lxt ly.
A very pU-a'ant party w8 gven
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Q.:orge Fnsiocer. 230 Tuirteenth
street 'ast ev.nti g in honor of the e?ev
enth birthday of their daughter. Mis
Florence. About 2J of htr little girl
friends were present, and the evening was
eni tyab'y spent in g-imes ar d d-incing,
the li-tl fo ln liiirg fed in the latter by
Mws Grace Ennwltoo at d Mits Lucy Frj
singer. A a tp ciil feaiiire' three beau
tiful pr'zes were offered for a sosp tubble
contest wbifb were won by the following
Ada Durham, first; Gertie Don. second;
and Mable Tajlor, tlii:d Mis Florence
received a number f handtome presents
a S' Utenirs ot 'li': occasion, ar.d on tbe
whole the little, folks w, r? royally nt r-
ta.nt d The following is a list tf thot-e
Florence Chambi rl n
Ka Lit AdHtns
Ada Dur'. am
Manriii" Rnnin sen
Milli.- I ;e
Ma Bowm n
Nina Uo miu
Ele e Ko. h er
1 ai le Taylor
Nellie f ol-om
The lotiimb.a t'on.init t . .
At the last joint mt:eti3g of toe Twin
city Columbian committee. Messrs. Wil
liam Jackson anil E. II Guyer of R ck
Island and Missis S. It. V. lie ami W K.
Moore of Vloline, were oestt;nted as a
commit ee to go to Chicago and confer
with the strvet railav t-5ndicte att lo
the proportion it whs willing to assune
i.itheMoliue & iluc'i Id vnd Mechin c 1
Exposition association. That committee
is in Chic 11:0 in funhcrat ce of its mis
s oo tod y, ai l the Tinvoity
committee having the option on
the Brooks' tract pnatc-.ll fix. J:l
up at last, the suct:es9 of tiie Co
lumbian cxpsition project, depends tov
upon tbe part the syndicate is willing to
do in the matlerof sups.: rip: ion lo stock.
Should the committee be diappointrd in
this the exposition feature will likely bi
dropped, and Ui comfcittee will d vote
itself t xclusively to the celebration next
Fou:th of Ju!v, which wiil be carried cut
at all events, and there is teason lo hope
for the permanent exposition ulse.
J. II C PETERSEN'S SONS.
Our S-prii a Htnik if IreH Trtm-
nas arrived end is now on sale, and never
before have we displayed a more beauii
ful assortment than this scrison.
To appreciate this line of patsementary
they must be seen. Everything is new
a id the latest sty eti. lue ch-u( est is well
a the best having been se ccttd with tbe
Anyone interested in dr si trimmings
shod d sse them before ouyicg.
TLe prices are alajs the lowest,
everything has been imported direct from
first hand and as we are satisfied with a
small and reasonable profit we actually
retail them at whoU sile prices Respect
fully, J H. C Petersen s j-'oxs,
"Educators are certainly the greatest
benefactors of the race, dnd after reading
Dr Franklin Miles' popular w rks, can
not help declaring him to be among tbe
most entertaining and educating authors."
New Yotk Daily. He is not a stran
ger to our readers, as his advtr isements
appear in our column in every issue, cal
ling attention to tbe f-ict thai his elegant
woik on nervons and heart disetses is
distributed free by our enterprising diu?
gists. Ham & Babnsea. Tiiil bottles of
Dr. Miles' Nervine are given away, alto
book of testimonials showing that it is
unequalled for nervous prostration, head
ache, poormtmory, dizz;ness, sleepless
ness, neuralgia, hysteria, fits, epilepsy.
Tbe favorable impression produce 1 on
tbe first appearance of tbe agreeable li
quid fruit remedy Sjtup of Figs a few
years ago has been more than confirmed
by the pleasant experience of all who
have used it. and the success of tbe pn
prietors and manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrnp company.
Last year 1 met an Am rican acquain
tance on the loftiest peak of the Matter
Horn. I aktd him how he was.
Splendid!' be sa:d. "tin you waul tt
know why? It is bectise I never trtyel
without a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
So many have been cured of rheumatism
by Hood s Sarsaparilla that we urge all
who suffer from the disease to try this
An exchange says; ' Try a sun bath
for rheumatism;" but we would advise
you to try a bottle of Solvation Oil, if
you would be cured.
A 8af Invattmenf. y
Is one which is guaranteed to brlns
you a'i8factory results, or in case of
failure a return ot pu:ch-e price. On
tbis safe plan jou can buy from our ad
vertised druggist a bottle of Dr. King's
rew Discovery for Consumption. It is
i;uaranted to bring 'relief ia every case.
when i;sed for anv kflection of throat.
Itinas or chest, such as onsumpti m. in
fUmmVion of lungs, bronchitis. Hsthma,
looping ooukIi. crouo. ete.. It is pleas
ant and agrty,,b u lo we. perfectly site,
andean always he depended upon. Trial
boitlesfrte It Hunz & Bdhnsen's drug
We desire to bv to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr King's
Ne Discovery for Cor.sump ion, Dr
o-ina g Isew Life Pills, Buck en's Arnica
Salve Hnd Electric Bttters. r.nd have
revr handled remedies that m.11 as well,
or tliht hhva gueu such universal satis
faction. We do cot hesitate to guarantee
ttiem every time, end we stand rarty to
refund the purchase price, if satisfactory
resuus an not. tollow ihe;r usi. Ttiee
remedies have woa Ibeir tn at popularity
purely on their meri s. Har z & Bahn
BCCKLWN'S ARNICA SALTB.
"i"txi be-st t,alve in the world for cuts,
t:t?es. sorts, ulcers, salt rheuni, fever
vvfe. ttttstr, chapped hands, chilblains,
a in.:, i.nd all skin eruptions, and posi
t?vu!y cures piles, or no pay required. It
FUArameed to g.ve perfect satisfaction
Jr rr.oney rrifucded. Price 35 cents per
b x. For sk! hv Hertz & Bahncen.
I Have Taken Several
Bi:Vr of Bratifieid's Fema'e Regulator
tor falling of the womb and other di.'eases
comhiMd. or ;o years stacdinc, and I
really l elieve I am cured en'irel, for
which please acrept rav 'hanks.
Mus W. E. SrKDmss. Ridge, Ga.
S'ld hy Hir'z & Bnhnsen.
AM US EM EMS.
J- E. Montrose. Manae.-r.
THURSDAY, FSB. 11th.
Special engag mtut of the ccTebrat el Actor,
In the Fainoa American Drain i.
The Arkansas Traveler,
Sup on d bv hi' own excellent rramatic Com
pany. All 'tie Familiar e'eatur r!
Tue Funny JnKit and M.io-!
Lit ! dna, ih.- wonderful f'h Id actr ess!
The - ra Poker G imt :
rhe Steamboat Kxi:osion!
The Celebrated Ideal tjiinr'etie!
And a Uoi-t of o-.-clll
Price; 5.1. 51 rnd 75f. Kierved scat on sale
at ur'r hoiiM harma y Feb. 9.
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. lOih
Eiisapen cnt of ttc Btilliant Yoocg Comedienne,
Aided by n Su crb Con if Companr, Inc'nding
.nr w 111 mauuerviiie. laie pnnc ;al comedian
in "The Little Tjco ir,"' Mr. Joe Cllw
tboru, late ptariu in the comedr
in Charles F. Vincetil" dcltehlful comedy.
Th ) best play of Patii to-a' ni:rycreer.
l' icus, $ .00 " 30 an! -15 c cntJ. Seals cn sale
at Flake's. Telephonist).
Bcrlifrl L Flint
Ihe Most Powtrfol
cf the age, creating more fan ihin any
Minstrel, Circus or Comedy Co.
An entertiinmeai for ladiet and children.
On Friday cventng, Feb. 3, ladies will be ad
m ttd FREE, hen auompanied by a paid re
ft r"ed tleket.
1 rices 3 and 35 cent.
C. G. Taylor's,
The ladies ofthe three cities will be pleased to know that McC ABE
BROS.' great importation of ,
EMBROIDERIES " v f;
has arrived. They were delayed about ten days by some "hitch""in the
New York Custom House, but as they are now here and ready for sale
we will waive all claims for delay and open np a hustling sale that will
more thrn make up for lost time. t
Patterns cf all embroideries are much
handsemtr than any former year. Nary,
row cambrics, narrow Swisses, nar
row nainsooks, medium widths, all
qua ities and prices-
Demi Bouncings, skirting fiouncines
and allover embroideries in larger as
sortment than ever before, and prices
snaaea lower man on any previous oc
Next Sunday will be St. Valentine's
day. Remember Feb. 14.
Firty nii'tes' jvkets at $l.i. For v ladies' jackets a fl KS. Twenty-ffve laie?"
braided tto.keuette j icotts at S3. 62 each- i. I. on our new second floor.
1720, 1732 and 1724 Second Avkxuk.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
Fair Store.! Art Store.
Frcm all purchases of $1 and
over we will deduct
Come cow and save money.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. Mann's Celebrated Cough Syrup
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
all affections of the throat, lungs and bron
Its sale has more than doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Made and sold at 10c and 25 c per bottle by
T. K. THOMAS,
Wecaunot reach all, but hope to reach you by this
UIMDERHILiL & GLASS,
If you ar hungry give us a call at 1611 Second avenue,
next fioor east of Looslfy'a crockery store.
A ftv6h line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
V. M, BLADING'S
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth aud Fifteenth Avenues. :
A Rare Chance For Bargains in City Lots.
Eligible. Desirable and Cheap.
0nly One Mile from the City Postoffice. ;
Easy Terms and Long . Time.
"Enquire at the Bock Island Savings Bank. '
J. M. BUFORD.
EdgZngs lc,2c, 3c, 4c.: 5e. 6c. 7c-, 8c,
9c 10c, 12c, and on up to the best
We import these goods direct from
first hands in Switzerland, and 'p'ace
them on our counters with a saving to
customer s of th profits of two "middle
Hundreds of new spring dress fab
rics are arriving. Wools, cottons,
silks, worsteds, toil du nords, Scotch
and French ginghams, gloria silks,
Bedfords. crepons. crepeliner. vave
cords, serges, majestic Henriettas,
plain and fancy cheurcn- In fact a
vast line of new and splendid novelties
from which to select, far supericrto
any previous spring exhibition.
In this department wj wiil .discount your p .r-
Bibles 10 percent
Albums 2." jercett
Stationery 20 per cent
Blank Books 15 tier rent
Juveniles 10 percent
Etching,, Engravtnir . 3:;j per cent
Picture Frames, Cabinet. . .5 per cent
Picture Framts, to ord?r. in per tent
Telephone No. 1216