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THE RIVER'S RAMPAGE.
The Mississippi Still on Mischief
TOr OF THE FLOOD EXPECTED.
More in Detail of the Destruction and
Inconvenience In Rock Island- At the
Tower Station The Railroads.
Tbe water in the Mississippi continues
to rise and is fast forcing back all kinds
of business from Firht avenue. The
tracks of the Peoria and C. B. & Q from
Sixteenth to Twentieth streets are now
lapped by tne waters of the swift running
river, while below from Fifteenth to
Eleventh streets the tracks are covered by
from two to eight inches of water, and tbe
cars in the switch yards at the foot of
Fourteenth street are standing truck deep
in water. In the west end of the city the
water is standing on the tracks of the R
I. & P. and should a high wind come up
a large amount of damage wcuki no
doubt be done. The embankment along
the company's track there is yet in pretty
good condition and a force of men are
kept buisy looking after it, watching for
any sign at a break.
The pump at the mouth of the Fifth
avenue sewer which has been kept going
ever since the beginning of the late rain
is now catching up some on the slough,
Uie water by drainage being lowered
nearly four inches last night in the flood
ed part of town. Nearly all cellars
along First avenue are now full of water,
and residents in the neighborhood of
First avenue and Fourteenth street are
preparing to vacate their homes. The
railroad companies are weighting down
piles of lumber, ties, etc., with eld iron
and making platforms and walks secure
with ropes. Steamboat and railroad
connections are now made very
close here, the Mary Morton
this morning landing right
along side of the Peoria tracks.
Engineer Gowling at the Syndicate elec
tric power station is still fighting the water
and making every effort to keep it out of
the fire pits, and unless a rise of eight to
ten inches should come he thinks he can
manage to keep it back so that it will not
necessitate the shutting down of the
The water from First avenue is again
running up the street toward Second
avenue and it is indeed gratifying to note
the difference it makes in the streets be
ing paved What a different sight Spen
cer square now presents in contrast with
Its appearance in '89 when the old wood
en wa.ks about it were held in place by
ropes and when a person could traverse
the streets in that vicinity in a skiff!
The stage of water at 7:3C o'clock this
morning at the bridge was IT. 80. The
water was reported at a standstill at Du
buque this morning and reports show a
rise of seven inches at Albany, 111. last
night and four inches atJLeClaire.
The C , M & St P. has had no trains
since yesterday, the R. I. & P. is trans
ferring at Milan and running trains out
of the lower end of the city, and the C,
R. I. fe P. is running again but
somewhat irregular. The C , B. & Q is
running and making pretty good time.
The plow shop foundry shut down this
morning and the rest of the shops will
probably be closed down tonight until
the water recedes.
Electrical Engineer Fredericks, of tbe
street car syndicate, stated late this after
noon ahai 18 steam syphons were in oper
ation at the power station, and that the
syndicate could stand another foot of a
The stage of water at the bridge at noon
was 18 10, which was ju9t 6ix inches be
low the high water mark of '88. Re
ports from up the river indicate that tbe
river will probably reach its highest point
here this evening, as it has fell three
tenths of a foot at Dubuque today The
stage at the bridge at 3:30 this afternoon
was 19 20 and still rising.
Domonick Connors, a carpenter cm
ployed on the new amphitheatre at the
Columbian grounds, fell a distance of
about 20 feet to the ground yesterday
afternoon and sustained severe injuries
He was attended by Dr. Comegys. He
is suffering considerably from the shock,
and it is difficult to state as yetiust how
serious bis injuries some of which are ins
ternal, may prove.
Patrick Kavalan, an employe of Huber's
brewery was severely injured by falling
down a stairway late this afternoon.
Dre Plummer and Bala attended the in
jun d man, but it Is not known how seri
ously be is hnrt.
No other Tarsaparilla possesses tbe
Combination, Proportion, and Process
wb'cS make Hood's Sarsaparilla peculiar
Used in Millions f Homes
Fourth of July at Taylor's.
Flags, fla a, flags at Taylor's.
Fire, fire, fire-works at Taylor's.
Go to the Watch Tower tomorrow.
Fire-works, fresh stocK, at Taylor's.
Paper lanterns, all kinds, at Taylor's.
Straw hat sale today at Lloyd & Stew
art's. Fire worku, fUgs and lanterns at The
Turtle so lp at tfce White Elephant to
night. Turtle soi p at the White Elephant this
Band concjrt at the Watch Tower tos
A fine line of center tables at G. O.
Cars every 15 minutes on the Tower
line tomorro v.
Buy your arpets at G. O. Huckstaedt's
nd save money.
Fire works cheapest place to buy them
is at The Fair.
Attend the game tomorrow J oliet vs.
Mr. and Mrs. George Glockoff have
welcomed a ton.
Band and sacred concert at Black
Hawk tower tomorrow.
Ben and Gtover got there, Taylor gets
there for fire- irorks.
Clark Bufo d left last night for Chica
go on a few t ays' visit.
Look at the new styles of lanterns dis
played at The Fair tonight.
Snored concert at Black Hawk inn Sun
day afternoon and evening.
Parlor furn ture yon can save money
by buying it at G. O. Huckstaedt's.
If you want comfort, go to Lloyd &
S:e wart's and buy a summer coat and
A stiing of gold beads. Leaye
at 1423 Secoi d avenue and receive re
Notice. Wanted at once, two good
plow filters. Address, Weir Piow Co.,
The choir o the A. M. E. church of
Moline give a sacred concert at the Tow
Game called at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
Joliet the first pennant winners vs. the
leaders Rock Island-Moline.
George H. Kaltenback arrived yesterday
from St. Stephen's college, Annaldale,
N Y , for the summer vacation of Trin
Mrs H. C. Cleaveland and Mrs. L.
M. Copp give i 5 o'clock tea at the home
of Mrs, Cleay .'land on Twentieth streel
Messrs. J. 8. Gilmore, C. W. Negus,
John Crubauh, H. L. Wheeler, Job n
McDarrah an 1 John Ohlweiler have
returned from Chicago.
Commissi onir Jackson of Spencer
Square receive.! notification this morning
ihit the stag which had been shipped
east for repairs had been started back
in good condition.
Clemann & ttalzmann are expecting
Monday the laigest car load of solia oak
bedroom suits, that will be sold cheaper
than others are selling imitations at. Call
an ! see them.
Lewis E. Saulpaugh of Black Hawk
and Miss M. Eckhardt were united in
marriage at tat First Baptist parsonage
yesterday after loon, by the pastor, Rev.
C. E. Taylor.
Tho 3-monthi-old daughter of John
Runge and wifi diei at 11 o'clock yester
day morning and the funeral was held
from the paren s' home at 2 o'clock this
The first block of the Third avenue
pivement was finished yesterday, and
work is progressing rapidlv. Better
time will prob.ibly be made on th2 bal
ance of the work.
The annual arish picnic of Trinity
church will be hi Id at Prospect park Moline
on Wednesday, June 19 The regular
trip will be tbe 10 o'clock Union line car
to Moline, conn acting with the Moline
Central at 10 30.
Mrs. Milton Jones is making elaborate
preparations fo: her concert at Harpir's
theatre next Ti.esday eyening. An ex
cellent musical programme is to be pre
sented embracing many unique and enter
There will be a band concert at Black
Hawk tomorro v afternoon also a vocal
sacred concert by tbe choir of the A. M.
E. church of Mo ine, in the afternoon and
evening. The ocal concert will be given
from the piazzt of Black Hawk inn.
Will Copp hi d the misfortune to get
his right index finger caught in a metal
stamping machine at the match safe fac
tory in Davenpjrt yesterday where he
was employed, injuring it so that it was
necessary to a nputate it at tbe first
joint. The inju y was a very painful
-40 Yean tie Standard
George P. StauJuh&r and wife celebra
ted their first wedding anniversary at
their home on Third avenue last evening.
A large number of their friends were
present and enjoyed a few hours socially.
Hon. E. H. Robinson of Knoxville,
Iowa, member of the Iowa legislature
from Marion county, spent last evening
in the city, the guest of Supt. of 8chools
S. S. Kimball, on his way home from the
democratic national convention.
Messrs. Frank and Harry Blakslee of
of Binghamton, N. Y., are visiting their
brother, Secretary Blakslee, of the Y. M.
C. A. Frank Blakslee is the secretary
and treasurer of tbe Stickley & Braadt
chair company, one of the leading manu
factories of Binghamton.
Francisco Capana's fruit store on Sec
ond avenue was the scene of a wild en
counter this afternoon between two dark
hued Italians who flourished knives and
hatchets and made things look like there
would be considerable blood sh?d. It
was quited down, howeyer, and the com
Yesterday being the twenty-fifth anni
versary of the wedding of City Clerk
Koehler and wife, a large number of
friends called on them t their pleasant
home at 847 Twenty first street, and
spent the evening in a very agreeable
manner, the spacious lawn being bril
liantly illuminated fr the occasion. Mr.
and Mrs. Koehler were the r-icepienta, of
a large number of handsome remembran
ces of the occasion, some of which cme
from across the sea. A number of con
gratulatory telegrams were also received
from friends abroid
The C. W. Cowles and Mountain Bel1
each came down with 1(5 strings of Iocs,
and the Mary Morton. Verne Swain and
Jo Long went down and the R J Wheeler.
Helen Sehulenbnrg, Lurr.ber Boy, Kit
Carson, Verne Swain and Jo Ling passed
The stage of the water at the Rock Is
land bridge at noon today was 18.10
The temperature was 72
Being desirous of closing up all my
accounts at once I respectfully rt quest
a'l 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.
Fkank G. Yockg.
Rock Island and Burlington
TRI-WEEKLY PACKET CO.
W. A. BI.AIK, Master.
LON BRYSOW, Clerk
Will leave Hock Maad
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 5 p. m. for Mawa me. Kcithtbnrsi,
Burlington aud all interme
LocV. patronage solicited. Fcr information
aPP!y to GEO. l.AMosr, Agt,
goHOOL Election Notice.
Notice is hereby given that on Tnesday, the
ith dayof Jane. A. D ISM. i , the city of Rock
Island, an election will ih' held for two memhere
of 1 he Board of Educat on, which i led ion will be
opened at 8 o'clock in the morning and continue
after until V o'clock in the afternoon of that dny.
VOT1VO PLAers .
The following aro hereby designated as voting
Voters of the First and Sccmd wrds will vote
at the Phoenix bose hauss.
Voters of the Thir. Fourthand Fifth wards will
Tote at Dimick's livery stable.
Voters or the Sixth and Seventh wards will vote
at the Cable hose house.
Dated - Rock Island. II!., June 1, 18M
Wii.i.i4i McOono( Ht, Mayor.
Dissolution of Partnership.
The co-partnersh'r hercto'ore existing under
the firm name of Smith Spcuce has this day I- tan
dissolved, and the bnsiness will hereafter he. con
ductefl by W. T. Spc nee snd he gives notice that
he will not be responsib'.er or any deb's contract
ed by his former partn- r Frank Smith hereafter"
Rock Island June 23rd
W. T SFXNCK.
WANTED A good Germn girl for a German
family Apply to G. O. Frnson, co-ner Seven
teenth St.. and Fourth Avenue
COMPARISON Tells the
The proper, most satisfactory and convincing way to form a
correct conclusion as to value is by comparison, It is im
possible to judge from newspaper quotations. For this rea
son we ask you to COMPARE our line of $4.35 Men's Suits
others advertise at $4.45; our line of $5.00 Men's Suits with
those others advertise at $7.50; our line of $6.50 Men's Suits
with those others advertise at $10.00; our line of 9.90 Men's
Suits with those others advertise at $13.50. COMPARISON
TELLS THE TALE.
If the quality, fit, workmanship and trimming is not better and the price lower than that of any
otherjdealer, don't buy. All we ask that you compare -nothirtg can be fairer.
MJ yr Best Equipped Clothing
W I V and Shoe House in Rock Island Co.
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1615 and 1617 Second Avenue.
New styles ot
D. ROY BOEBY'S,
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters.-
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hsnrt tho flnot branils of doirest'c
and importod ciuars. All brands' of tobacco
Tho ecore of all tbe ball games will bo received
L. GLOCKHOPP, Prop.,
18CS Second Ave
MC NTTRfi Rpne
w p "VJ- siiiur.,
Too many goods in several
departments. We are go
ing to make special induce
ments this week in order to
close them out quickly.
1 Spring Jackets
We will deduct 33A percent
from price of all jackets
and capes. 3J off price of
every garment. If your
size is here you can get
bargains. We will stand a
loss before we will carry
1525 and 1527
forauali158 and SCISSORS took the highest premium
tor quality. If you want a good knife try one.
W liiM Pvl be told whata nice present an elegant Carvini
oet like those I hav to ahrm4ii 8 va '"i
.:.,. in no, ixiso mose
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers,
at , .
finih Z?an lat keeps
ilc una auu irons.
fneJrlede",Tm:ide iD ,Illinoi9
eaaranteed. Ihta i a
any otuei timfl. (nmain
l -. . aua ocr
mat is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
Cor. Third Ave, and Twentieth Street, Rock bland.
Handsome desig,,3 in
mvm along at 33
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In order to introduce
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,.ui us a lor qt,,i ;
srriiftt. .. i
BriCP. hutmu ,
these elegant f S
TTT f . P r V -m I " 111
" w AU uenis a rake.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
J5 a-Hljr A1N
194 1M nr. A IOC
house wants one. Wronght Iron
for our 8oft coal -and every one
v t. . 3 -
iuiug8 io ouy at unristnias or
uuw miii'n i av rn RnflWVDI