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IT CAME IN TORRENTS.
A Veritable Deluge in Rock Island
LAST SIGHT'S HEAVY STORM.
;reeu Converted Into Small Kivers.
and a Portion or the City Innndat
ed ' he Damage In the Suburb.
This icinity was visited by one of the
severest rain storms of the saason last
night. About 10 o'clock a violent elec
trical stnm came up and for some time
the clo ids were rent with lurid flashes of
liphtnino; accompanied by thirp peals of
thunder. It was followed by a slow rain
j that pi adually increased to a terrific
downpc ur which lasted for tvo and a half
I hours Gutters, ditches and sewers were
j inadequate to carry off the overflow, and
j streets, alleys and sidewalks were com
j pletely looded. Great tumbling torrents
I of water rolled down fiom the bluffs in
j the u per part of the city and
; submerged the streets ana avenues.
Toe Twenty-sevent'i strict sewer was
not lsrce enouch
T. J5. KKIDY.
V ! i.t I.yi.clr building, ground
- ' Vitthti: A 1 ytidc 1'tnk.
7 rVAfS i
Best Line of
PETS AND FURNITURE
..TL't "' and best line of
IN THE Til REE CITIES.
aad 1811 Second Ave.
s for the table.
are just received a supply
season's shapes and
tosin berry sets, four piece
Putter, sugar, creamer and
), bowls and other table
are, which include many
both pretty and cheap.
JS5 is particularly pretty
i table m spring and sum
Wouldn't vou like to
land ae- it?
Q. M. Looslry.
e Second series of the
pudding and Loan Asso
D of itock Island.
N and better investment
more inan three times as
juiereet besides the
-uuiawn at any time.
uCU a lowest rates.
R DOSALDSON, Becretary.
nat S. i . u
; the ove:flow. To m-.k it worse the mouth
j of it became r.'.ogRed up with floating
i wood mid debris, and cocsiquentiy cel
j lars ant" s'reets were deluged in that vi
; cinity. At Twenty-seventh street and
Moline avenue there was almost a river,
water to the deyth at 12 to 15 inches cov
ered the Istreet, and lumber and debris
floated oytrywhere. At Twentieth street
and Third avenue belated pedestrians
found i" almost impossible to get along
tbe stre t.
All tl e water that ran down from the
bluffs v est of Twenty first street found
its level in the slough and as the sewers
were no where near sufficient to carry off
the ovei flow tbe whole lower portion of
the city from First to Fifteenth streets
and from Fifth to Sixth avenues is inun
dated. Thirteenth street is ims
passabh , Twelfth street is in
a fairly good condition as is Ninth, but
below that from Fifth avenue to Sixth is
a veritaslc sea. All the first floors of the
houses built in the slough are flooded;
many a e unable to get out of their
houses inless they wade through three
and fo jr feet of water. Many of the
new houses in thit part of the citv are
surroun led by water: several were com
pelled to mt ve out last night during the
storm in order to keep from being float
ed awty in bed. One f&mi'y, that of
Joseph Dodd residing on Fifth hvenue
betweer Tenth and Eleyenth streets,
woke ui early this morning and found
tbe floors of their house flooded to the
depth o; two feet atd their furniture and
evtrylh ng afloat
Barnf-, sheds and outbuildings have
floated off their foundations and
many gardens in that part
of towi have been swept away. The
pump J tt the west end of the city is con
stantly oing, but Superintendent Murrin
thirks ttiat it will tske several days to
drain tbe slough on accour.t of the enor
mous ct lumc of water that bss run in.
The river rose nearly 18 inches in about
seven hours, the stage of water at the
bridge baing 10:30 at 6 o'clock this morn
ing; but fell nearly three inches by noon.
The dik: in the lower part of the city is
yet in good condition, but is being care
fully gui.rded for the first signs of a break,
but not ling serious is expected as re
ports fr m up the river show indications
for a fal .
A report has oeen circulated that tbe
pumping app ntus in the west end of the
city was not running last night which was
incorrect , as tbe pump has been kept go
ing day .nd night. It is almost impossi
ble to give in detail the damage done
througbc ut the city, as some has been re
ported fr m almost every neighborhood.
At Mi an and all through the country
south, east, west there was a veritable
deluge. All tbe creeks and streams are
greatly swollen and many bridges and
culverts ere carried away. The bridge
on the B )wling road near Charles Kyle's
farm wi s completely swept out. The
large iron wagon bridge on the Knsx
ville roac about one and one-half miles
east of Milan was also carried away.
All the c untry surrounding was terribly
drenched with a soaking rain. Mill
creek is out of its banks and flowing
down ovi r the low land.
There vas considerable damage done
out alont the Mercer county road. Sev
eral brii ges are in a bad condition and
one con letely washed out. About one
hundred feet of the roed b:d was also
badly di.maged. The Rock Island &
Peoria tracks at Milan just
north of the depot are
Also in a bad condition. All trains
out of be e were abandoned this morning
and a wo k train is repairing the damage.
There wa i also some damage done to the
R 1.4F tracks at Coal Valley but the
company is in hopes of having all trains
running i gain tonight.
Trains oth east and west on the C,
R. I. & I', were blocked by the storm. A
washout it Green River stopped traffi:
from tbe -ast and another between Dav
enport and Muscatine stopped trains
from tha direction. No. 12 from the
south wes ran around to Wilton, Iowa, to
come in m the main line, but in tbe
meantime another washout occurred there
so that tie enUre system in this vicinity
was blocl ed. Trains were again started
about noon today and no further diffi
culty is expected.
The C , B. & Q . was the least
disabled of any of the three roads
damaged. The only serious wash
out was rear Briar Bluff where several
hundred feet of road bed was craried
away, The St Louis train this morning
ran around by Mendota and cams in a
little late, and transfers are now being
made at Briar Bluff.
In Moline the situation was pretty
much the same as in Rock Island. The
entire city was flooded, the Rock Island
tracks were washed in two places and
Dimock, Gould & Co. 's mill obliged to
Tbe signal scryice at Davenport report
that 3. 24 inches of water fell during the
80MF. EFFECTS OF THE 9T0KM.
The C, B. & Q. depot at Erie was
struck by lighcing and burned to the
ground early this morning.
One of the straw stacks at the Milan
paper mills was also struck by lightning
and several of the stacks were burned.
Lightning struck several cattle in West
Davenport last night killing them. Two
or three persons recciyed shocks alst,
but none were seriously injured.
The lower saw mills and the stove
shops have been closed on eccount of the
THE FIKI.D OF HONOR.
Two Yonn( Gallants Fight fr Love
and on mini Frirte Outcome of the
There was bloody fight such as is not
often witnessed, between two gallants of
this city last night. 'Twas for wounded
pride and a dear girl's love, that they met
in deadly combat, and fought with a
fierceness born of mad despair. It was
not a quarrel provoked by a single hot
word, but a spirit of revenge that had
rankled in the bosom of both for many
days. Coolv and deliberately did they
go about their arrangements last night,
fond good byes were spoken to loving
mothers and sisters, and under cover of
the dark mantle of night alone and with
out seconds, they made their way to an
unfrequen'ed spot on Nieeteentu street
where the terrible encounter occurred.
No one knows exactly how long it
lasted, the first evidence of the finish be
ing one of the participants coming down
Second avenue in a disheveled appear
ance, having supposed to have left his
late antagonist either dead or dying on
the bloody battle ground. Several parties
were about to start in search of the body
and while the heat of conflict yet lingered
on the boyish face of the survivor, lo the
other who was counted as passed away
made his appearance, and they fcil on
each other's necks and wept for joy.
The hero of the hour who had coyered
himself with glory and presperation, later
in the evening signed articles of agree
ment for another encounter that will
probably bring him higher honors in
"Kid" Browner has signed with Hous
tn. Tex. , and will report there at once.
Only one game was played in the I.-L
league yesterday, Rockford defeating
Jacksonville 10 to 9. The Twin Citys
open at Jacksonville today.
President Hodges is in receipt of a let
ter from the West Ends of the Chicago
City league asking for a game here on
July Fourth. It might be well for the
Fourth of July committee on amusements
to look into tbe matter.
The gentlemen who hav., undertaken
to revive base ball intevist in Qjincy
appear to consider the opening of a new
season by a stock C3mpany a foregone
conclusion. Fred Wabl has telegraphed
for Routcliffe, now of Tacoma, Wash . , a
left-fielder who played with the Qjincy
Ravens in 1890, and also in Davenport,
Brittenstein, the left-handed pitcher who
was released by Von der Ach, manager of
the St. Louis team, the other day, and
"Hunko" Hines, of Elgin, fielder and
catcher, who did good work for the Bur
lington club in 1889 90.
The E. Rutledga brought down 16
strings of logs.
The stage of the water was 16:2'.', the
Capt. Geo. W. Cable, an old and well
known river captain died recently at his
home in St. Louis.
The Verne Swain and George L. Bass
cime down and the Thistle, Freddie, E.
Rutledge, Pittsburg, Sam Atlee, Cyclone
and Verne Swain passed op.
To Cleanse the System
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilious or when tbe blood is impure or
sluggish, to permanently cure habitual
constipation, to awaken tbe kidneys and
liyer to a healthy activity, without irritat
ing or weakening them, to dispel head
aches, colds or fevers, use Syrup of Figs.
Being desirous of closing up all my
accounts at once I respectfully request
all indebted to me to call at my resi
dence, 1116 Third avenue, as early as
possible and settle, as I wish to have all
matters straightened by July 1.
Fbakk G. Young.
Every testimonial regarding Hood's
Sarsaparilla is an honest, unpurchased
statement of what th:s medicine has act
In vain the eyes are filled with light;
In vain the cheek with be mty glows,
Unless ihe teeth are pure and white.
Unless the breath is like the rose;
And SOZODONT aloce supple
These beauties that we all 60 prize.
Lane's Family Medicine moves the
bowels each day. Most people need to
Oive Vt Lanching Ptulotopnan!
None of your snarling cynics for us. They
laugh not, neither do they smile. Thevaie lugu
brious -dyspeptic. They are usually sour of
visage, paK, slight, dry, quite eravyless individ
uals in fac, who look as if they had been at log
gerheads with roist Metal) their lives. Theside
spliting, hutton bursting gnffjw that proceeds
from the individual with a good digestion is never
heard from them. They magnify mole hills into
mountains. "! rifles light as :,ir" into grevious an
noyances. Show us, on the contrary, a man whn
faces trouhle w ith a smtlc, repines not ;it small
mishaps. &ad in whom the fountains "f merri
ment a-e easily set aflon , and wewill show you a
min with a digestion. Urc Uostctter's Stom ch
Bitters to secure thi bVsing. and aUh the
nervousness and quenilnis disposition to snrrl
and find fault w hich attends dyspepsia. Rhea
matism. Constipation, malaria, kidney trouble and
1 grippe yield to the Bitters.
4th of JULY!
Just opeiif d up the largest and
finest line of
OF ALL KINDS; ALSO
at right prices; don't forget to
call at 1717 Second avenue.
C. C. TAYLOR.
To call your attention to a few facts :
Your eve-icht is priceless the eves reoi! good
care; improper spectacles are it j'irious. von
should iot trust your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlcre of cheap i-pectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, aid will rake piins to
properly fit your eyes for every defect or vision
and wi.l guarantee a perfect tit in every case.
If (M. pHM MKnrt " rllh! V 1 1 th-n. I, . dtttct f via,
Atuch aoouid b. ourrrcw.1 i. 1um no toUct nt Um , -
If the line? in this diamond Strir'1 d j not
appear equally biack in ail th cil rent
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache ar l choald
be corrected st owe. Eyes tested free
H. 0. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
London Electric Vaporizer.
The Blind See! Tne Deaf Heai!
Cares all di-oases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat, sore, weak ot inflamed eyes, lironchitis.
hay fever, neuralgia, removes cai an h from lh
head, throat, lungs, snomich or kidneys,
blindness and deafness are cured by this method
only. Physicians are Oculist arc requested to nse
this treatment in all ch onic and ob-tiniita cas, s.
Instrument with full instructions sent to any ad
dress for $2
LONDON ELECTRIC CO., Peor a II'.
goHOOL Election Notice.
Notice is hereby given that on Tnesday, the
28th day of Jane. A. D. 1892, i i the city of' Hock
Island, an election will be held for I wo members
of ihe Board of Educat on, which election will be
opened at 8 o"clock in the morting and c nti.-.ne
arter until 7 o'el-ck in tne afternoon of that dny.
VOTINC; PLACES .
The following arc hereby designated as voting
Vottrs of the First and Sec:nd wards will vote
at the Phoenix hose bonse.
Voters of the Tbir Fourth and Fifth wards will
vote at Dimick's livery stable.
Voters of the Sixth and Seventh wards will vote
at the Cable hoe house.
Dated- Hock island. 111., June 1, 18D2
Wilma McConoi in e. Mayor.
United Stales Engineer Office, Room 90. 134
Van Burcn street, i hicago, Illinois, May 2Sth,
1892 Sealed proposals in triplicate for construct
ing three miles or less of the Trunk of the Illinois
and Mississippi Canal near the mouth of Rock
River; for screening, sorting and delivanng sand
and pebbles, and f ir excavating the Lock pits and
constructing the foundations for 'hree locks, will
be received at this office nn'il IS noon. Central
time, Saturday. June SSth, 1892, and then opened.
Bidders are invited to be present. Blank forms
of propoeala and specifications will be famished
on application. General plane of tbe work can
te seen, and ether information can be bad at the
office of Assistant Engineer, L. L. Wheeler, at
Milan. Illinois. The attention of bidders is in
vited to Acts of Congress approved February 26,
1885, and Fchrnary S3, 18J7, vol. 28, page 3 , and
vol. 84, page 414. Statutes at large. Preference
will be given to materials of domestic production
conditions of qn.ltty and price (including dalles)
being eqnal. The Vnited Statei reee.vet the right
to reject any or all bids.
UT. L. MARSITALL
Captain, Corps f Engineers.
Estate of Simon E Fox Deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed admin
istrator with the will annexed the estato.r f Simon
E. Fox late of the county of Rock Island, st .i.
of Illinois deceased, hereby gives notice tha: h
will appear before the county court of Roc'.
Island county, at tbe office of the clerk of al
court, in the city of Rock Island, at the August
term, on the first Monday in August ant
at which time all persons having claims again -
said estate are notified and requested to attcod
forthe purpose of having the same adjusted. A'.
persons Indebted to said estate are requested i
make immediate payment to vbe undersigne .
Dated this 9th davo Jane, A D. ISSi
EDWA'HDF. FOX. Administrator,
'in the 1 -Lucet
Hot Weather Offerings,
The season is nearly at an end. Prires sliding down.
Special bargains in every department this week.
WASH DRESS GOODS
One lot printed Bedford cords, choice drjss
styles. Hc a yard. And for Monday morning only
enc case challies, dress styles 2c a yard.
Fly and mo-queto nets lower tdan ever qnoted
before: White Sc a jard, Sic piece; blue4c.a
yard, 30c piece: green 4c a yard, 30c piece. Length
of fu'.l piece 8 yards.
Gaaai and light underwear for ladies, men and
Srecial for lliis week: On M men's tibhed
shirts and driwers, extra valne, 21c.
One lot children" ribbed vest-, low neck sleeve
less. 7c each.
One lo! el'i'dren's fine gauze vests, high reck
and Iohl' sleeve, 4c each For size 10. with a
small advance for each size u;iio31, a great big
Just rt ceived: ES ozen opaque and minetto
window shades eu spring rollers at 25c.
OUR M1LLTNERY DEPT
Tne busiest place in town. Watch the crowd
Monday morning and until sold one lotla iies
and misses' white Kghorn fiat hata 3c each.
Children's trimmed sailor ha's 7c.
One case ladies' and misses R. Jc R.. iace braid
white straw hat 12c for choic-. worth up to 50'-.
No. 16 all silk satin faced Erorain ribbon 14c. "a
yard, recular2;c quality.
90 dozen flow, rs from a New York itnprtcrat
rflc on the dollar.
IS: and 47c for wreaths and sprays wortl up to
Ladies' shirt waf ts new lot this week.
A large assortment of II i nmo:ks all kiacVat
Baby hsinocus 31c.
La-gc size w hite Mexican DalMMMksMc each
Palmer -woven Armttwann i hommock Si 12
Hammock rocs tic; hammock atratchen -n-proved
1720, 1722 i-crl 1724 Secoul Avecue.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is the place to buy yonr shoes:
"W e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different styles and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and 50 cents.
Childien's Tip Shoes 95 cents.
Children's School 8hoes 75 cents.
Women's Serge Buskins 40 cents.
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have tha best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line ,of mn's
$3 shoes. We are headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes. Remember the place,
Harppr House Block. - isis Second Avenue.
Claybank, .Winn., May 8, 1892.
H. THOMAS, Druggist, Rock Island, 111.,
Dear Sir: I have used your Pills for the
last 8 months and find I have been benefit
ed by them more than any others and find
myself greatly indebted to you for my health.
Therefore, 1 remain yours most sincerely,
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
W4L. EYSTER, Sec
Fine Etchings, '
For all Kinds" ot
STORES -Reck Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds
PATENTED MAY 20
The Bps Never Slip. No Knots to Tie.
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cente. Clothes line sizes per pair, 15 cents
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent.
1708 and 1705 Second rvenue. Telephone No 1316,