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Best Line of
IPETS AND FURNITURE
iti! the largest and beat line of
is the three cities.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT,
IX) and 1811 Second Ave.
Bass fur the table.
I wye just received a supply
this jM-igon'ri shanes and
ern itj berry sets, four piece
(butter, sugar, creamer and
pd-i h jwlg and other table
is war-, which include many
w both pretty and cheap.
pass is Tiarticnlarlv nrattv
at table in Bpring and sum-
' Wouldn't you like to
nd ee it?
G. M. LooeiEY.
pribe for Stock
P thf Spponrl aariaa -f tlio
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d. of kook Island,
wer and better investment
'government Bonds, be
fthe loans are made only
PaDiished values and it
FttlOTV Ihon tnrnn tintna ac
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J interest besides the
Med and the profits
J loaned at lowest rates.
p A. DONALDSON. Becretarr.
P-Roomj 8, 4, 5 and fi HumleTemLle.
IN THE SWIM.
We Have Abundance of
Water and to Spare.
GREATEST FLOOD ON RECORD
The New High Water Mark Estab
lished at 19. 40, this Morning.
THE WATER SOW STATIONARY.
Milan atd Vicinity Knttrely Inun
datedFirst Fatality This Horn.
las-TLe Danger to the it
Bridges Flooded Portion or
the City The frUase Yea
t rday and Today.
The hie best water eyei known was
experience! th:s morning, when the stage
reached M .40, which will hereafter be
regarded si the maximum high water
mark on the Mississippi at this point.
Alt day yesterday l he river rose steadily
and the city went to sleop last night bur
dened wit ) anxiety over the grayity of
the situation all about us.
T IS rNXUKASINO fcTAGK
According to the stage at Rock Island
bridge the river rose steadily from 6
o'clock yeUerday morning at the rate of
half an inch an hour until 6 o'clock last
night. At 6 a. m. the guage registered
18 50, whi:h was within one-tenth of an
inch of the extreme high water of 1888
At 6 o'cloi k it was 19 10, and at mid
night 19 3). There was little variation
from this t.lthough a perceptible rise un
til 4 o'clock this morning, when the regis
ter showed 19 35 At 8 it had gone up
to 19 40, aad at 9 it was stationary at that
The wat :r is within four inches of the
top ledge f the draw pier, and in fact
all the pie -s at the Rock Island bridge are
in deeper nan they have ever been be
fore in thtir history
ILL OVKH THE CITY.
Yesterdi.y morning the engines were all
taktn out if the C, B. & Q. and R. I.
& P. round houses on the river front,
they havii g simply been drowned out and
were taken up town, the C , B. & Q and
all the passenger coaches of that road to
the company's tracks east of Twentieth
street, ant: tbe R. I & P. to the upper
Rock Islai d yards This morning's out
going train on the Q was made up at the
foot of Twentieth street, whi'e the R I. it
P. is f-hut r.-ff entirely west of Coal Val
ley. There is fully a mile of fresh wash
out east of Milan, and train service has
been indeiinittly abandoned. There are
a large numbtr of cars and coaches on ibe
track eas', of the embankment which
serves as :he citj's bulwark of defense
against t .e encroaching waters, and
whicu hae been gradually drawn back
on the conpany's main line track to be
out of the way of the advancing Water.
In the riilroad yards along First ave
nue and west of Fourteenth street, what
cars have been left at sea have been
weighted lown and the brakes set to
prevent their being carried off. There is
scarcely a hout-e facing on First avenue
wtst of F( urteenth that is approachable,
anp residents along that street are obliged
to use tern orarv bridges to get in and oui.
All the streets running down to the river
north of Second avenue wi:h the
exception of Eighteenth, are more or less
under watjr, and people are peddling
about in spiffs.
The water has made its appearance on
Twentieth street from First to Third av-
enue, while the latter thoroughfare is
largely un ler water, as are all intersect
ing street i from First to Fourth all the
way to the viaduct, and the railroad
yards froti the lower end of the city to
TwcntT-fcurth are ail more or less in
The water continues to rise in the cel
lars of business houses on the north s'.de
of Secoac! avenue, and in some is within
a few inch 38 of the floor, while all are
more or les s inconvenienced.
Resident along First and Second av
enues froia Twelfth to Fifteenth streets
are now si String the greatest inconven
ience. Tt e water is almost up to the
first floor in the Warren row on Second
avenue bitaeen Fourteenth and Fif
teenth streets, while Fourteenth street at
Second avenue is dammed up in order to
keep the v. ater from running down Four
teenth str et back of that avenue. The
families of John Garvin, William Parks
and Stephen Hull on First avenue have
been compelled to vacate their homes,
while thoie of John Williams, Robert
Hurd, Her -y Wickman and Frank Math
have been driven to the r pper stories of
their homes on account of the water.
The reBide ice of M. W. Battles as well
as those o Fred Hass, Cupt. T J. Bu
ford and V 'alter Johnson on First avenue
are submerged by water, while all the
residences in Second avenue trim Elev
enth to Fifteenth have more or less
water around the rear portion. From
Ninth to Twelfth the ground being high
the water Las not inconvenienced the
residents much, but from Ninth street
down it bis overspread the low ground
and made he streets impassable. All the
ground in be vieinity of the stove works
rs Covered with water, and the lumber
yards are also suffering considerably from
THE R.I & p. EMBANKMENT
is yet in a fairly good condition. A large
force of men is at work in the vicinity
known as the back slough, keeping the
road bed in shape, and unless the water
continues to rise or a high wind comes
up it will probably withstand the pressure
all right. The Fifth avenue sewer pump
is kept g ing constantly, although coal
has to be hauled in a roundabout way .
This has been kept going night and day
and has lowered the water in the slough
but not enough to afford any relief to
the flooded portion oftthe city. No great
amount of damages has been done on ac
count of the gradual r se, which has al
lowed nearly everyone to protect himself
against much loss.
TO TUB SOUTH OF US.
From the summit of Bltck Hawk Tower a
Sight thrilling in its grandeur is presented
to the eye. Stretched out as far
as the vision extends on every hand is a
scene of turbulent, rushing, angry waters
dotted by islands here and there. The
town of Milan is practically entirely en
Sulfed, and the streets have become run
ning rivers knee deep, and in many
places waist deep. The only way of get
ting about is by means of boats ar.d
skiffs. Ail night Saturday night the peo
ple of the town worked building a levee
to serve as a breastwork against the ad
vancing waters, but last night this broke
and the raging Rock river rushed into the
already overflowed town . People were
driven from their homes, and to those
who could not find lodging with friends
and neighbors less unfortunate, the town
hall was thrown open and 30 or 40 fami
lies lodged there last night. Through
some of the streets this morning a swift
current was running. On the floors of
most of the stores and places of business
water is standing. On the floor of Dib
bern & Son's store there is four inches of
the crrr's bridges in teril.
Not since civilization dawned in this
vicinity nas Rock river seen the volume
ot water it is carrying to its mouth today.
The water in the river rose six and one
half inches last night, and this morning
was washing the floors of the No. 2 and
No. 3 bridges as it rushed by, while it
lapped over the floor supports of the R.
I. & P. railroad bridge, which has been
declared unsafe until the water recedes.
The city has ceased to take tolls at the
Rock river bridges and people who cross
the bridges do so at their peril. Toll
Keeper Sweeney stated this morning that
a heavy log would carry away either
bridge 2 or 3 if it struck it right
So far, however, the mayor has made no
preparations to hold the bridges from be
ing swept away.
the fikst fatality
occurred this morning at Milan. James
Post, an old citizen of the place aged 65,
and father-in-law of James Maucker, of
this city, attempted to wade through the
water at the foot of Water street near the
river, and was caught in the swift run
ning current and carried out to the eddy,
and before be could recover himself wss
swept down by the angry water. His
body has not yet been recovered. He
had lived in Milan 20 years and was an
at the power nousE.
Charles E. Sheriff, civil engineer, who
is the assistant sjperintendent of the
Davenport & Rock Island railway com
pany took levels at regular intervals yes
terday at the power house, and last even
ing he furnished the Argus with follow
ing as the result:
Rock Island, III , June 26. The fol
lowing are the elevations in feet and
hundreths of a foot above low water
On top of water tape northeact cornerof pow
er house S8.SC
Floor of power House 30.22
" switch board 1S.32
- boiler room 18.90
Top of c inder walk in front of power bouse 20.01
Bottrm of ash pit under boiler 15.80
Snrrace of water in riverat SilSo'clock a. ni. 1. 4
12:: ' p.m. 18 93
H 8:45 9is
7 SO " 18.21
It will be seen by comparison that a
rise of eight-tenths of a foot would al
low the water to flow over the cinder
walk which at present acts as a dam
The water that comes in through sew
er and other course is ejected by si
phones, and unless toe foundations give
away, which is not at all probable, it
will not be necessary to close down un
til the river has reached an elevation of
20 01 above low water mark, and at the
present rate, about one tenth of a foot in
four hours, it will not reach that point
until 3:3" p. m. t -morrow (Monday.) A
telegram from the superintendent of water-works
at Clinton to Mr. Schnitger
says the river has fallen two inches, and
we ought to feel the effect of it here
Monday about noon.
Charles E Sheriff, Engineer.
At 7 a. m. today the stage was 19 40.
At one o'clock this afternoon the water
was practically on a standstill at the
power house at 18.43.
THE TRAIN SERVICE
with the exception of the Bnrlington and
Rock Island roads in Rock Island, is prac
tically suspended. No trains are running
on the Peoria this Eide of Coal Valley.
The C , M. & St. P. is inundated acd
trains are stopped this side of Fulton .
The C, B. & Q is running all trains, but
The Verne Swain is now carrying mail
poucbes to all river towns between here
and Clinton and Fulton.
in the neighborhood.
At Davenport a Urge pin of east Sec
ond and Third streets is under water and
syndicate electric cars on those streets
have been abandoned and mule power is
again in vogue. There, as here, many
of the cellars of business houses are
flooded and Front street and the lower
part of the streets running down to the
river are submerged. The ferry lands
within speaking distance of the St. James
hotel, and the Milwaukee and Burlington,
Cedar Rapids & Northern tracks are under
In Moline the oveiflow is doing little
damage. The race track at Riverview
park is under water as is the river road all
the way to Barstow, and the water is up
to the top of the board fences. The
Corn Planter works were obliged to sus
pend this morning in consequence of the
high water, while the Moline Plow com
pany foundry, the pipe organ works, the
scroll works, the corn planter works and
the city's electric works, which furnishes
the power for street lighting, shut down
Numerous rumors about breaks in the
dams at the head of the island were in cir
culation today, but all such reports are
declared to be without foundntion at
CT THE RIVER.
The following telegrams were received
at the Argcs office this afternoon:
Dubuque, June 27. The water fell a
foot last night and the water is now 17 5
Clinton, June 27 The river is on a
fall at this point and is going down at
the rate of eight inches in 20 hours.
City Editor Age
This afternoon word came of a decline
of four inches at Port Byron.
A wild report flew around town this
morning that a telegram had been re
ceived by the Rock Island lumber com
pany of a big cloud burst and a conse
quent rise here of three feet, but Mr.
Weyerbariser states that no such tele
gram has been received, the only mes
sages he has being from Dubuque and
Clinton, that the river is falling at these
The stage at the bridge at noon wes
19 40, but at 3 it had declined to 19 35
Evidently the decline has commented
Hi m li Yh Jtnj- Vote.
All women, born in the United States,
and all women of forein birth whose hus
bands are either native born or have ba
come citizens by naturalization, and all
daughters of such parents, are citizens,
and enti led to vote at the school election
provided tbey are 21 years of age. It
is not necessary to recister. E. W.
4th of JULY!
Just opened up the largest and
fines! line of
OF ALL KINDS; ALSO
at right prices; don't forget to
call at 1717 Second aveuue
C. C. TAYLOR.
To call your attention to a fvw fart:
Yonr eyteieht priceU-se the eye need good
cart, imirtijvr pjjexiiM. if? ru ixiur on, you
should rot trnst your eyesight to irresponsible
H D. FOLSOM
I a Practical Optician, ai.d will take pain? to
properly fit your eyee for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect fit in every case.
ff r4at arav flhUwtv --' a 1 I iwtkr. rliMMtf Itt
L..t aaiw. to currMtsjd wttt . du eaftUcr what (to f
If the lines in this diamond fignr do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect cf sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
be corrected at once. Eyes tested free.
H. D. I0LS0M,
Jeweler and Optician
peoial Assessment Notice.
Notice tshe-eby given to all person' interested,
that the City Conncii of the cttr of Bock Irland.
having ordeied that : There be constrncted in said
city an underground (ewer, commencing at a
pofnt in the center of Ninth avenue, where it In
tersects Seventeenth (17) street, running from
thence north along the center of said Sevetteeath
(17) street to Fif.n (5) ovenue and there connect
with the main aewer. Im'e applied to the County
court of Kock Iflaii'l cti'.inrv. in tr.e ttut; of ri:
nois. for ar. a-pessment of ibe costs of said im
p:voenient according to bem fi c; and. an :i--
mtnt thereof having bei n made and returned to
stld court, the final hearit g there on will be had at
the July tcm of said c vurt, commeocins on the
11th day of J. ly. A. P. 18'J2
All peixn de'iriui; iuiy then and thtra appear
and make the r def. n'e.
IUted at Ro-k I-::n. '. I'llnoi?, this ?5th d y of
June, A, V. 1892
J. R JO INSTO
JOHN ( KI BAVGH.
KDWiN E PARMEVTER,
Co mi s'.onere.
on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the ladies
of this vicinity are invited to inspect (amples of
French. German and English drea goods for the
fall and winter seasons. A repretemtatlve from
one of the largest importers of foreign fabrics
located in this ountry will be at our store aud
will exh bit the very latest Paris aad London
novelties, both jn robe patterns and goods by the
yard. Samples will ba on exhiiltku on second
floor right adjoining our dresa department.
All ladies desiring to select choice exclusive
designs will do well to call a early as p -.ssible.
In all the higher cost goods no dup,:c.ites will
bJfold. Thus enabling early callers to get flrat
selection, and with the assurance that no two
ladies will get the same pattern This exclusive
nessw'libe a strong feature of our dress goods
Rodien, the celebrated Paris manufacturer of
high class novelties, will be fully represented in
All dress goos patterns for
orders will be delivered on or
and all kinds of hot weather cotton dress fahr or
Shantonit Pongrees. India silk, Joi'.le De Ka
plre, Delhi Mulls. Pekia Pongee, Bengal Tissntr
Canton Crepes. Du'chess Mulls, Cheve oos, Bed
ford Cords, Branlentiurg Clothes, Nonpariel
Cords, Apple Rloasom Tissue.
Are hut a few of the many new and attracthao
fabrics which we have opened and will be onssf e
on Monday and while they last. The eitnit
lowness of tho prices which will prevofj on these
goods, will add very much to the attractivenesses
We have secured a big jb in children's ea
misses summer undervestt will be received
Tuesday winch Will sell at 10 feet' each.
This is the gri test drive offered in our unite
wear department so far this seasou.
A lot of spleandid new values ii summer unde
wear will go on tale at the sume time which
have no spac toe mention In detail.
which we shall take advance
about August 1st.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1.76 and $2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Worhiog Shoes in Cong, or Lac, fM5 a pair,
cheap at $1 50
ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2 00 and upwards,
Ladies' Booties only $1.60. woith $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 a pair,
A full line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and small,
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away free
an elegant life size Crayon Portrait
Call and get a card and ash for particulars
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avenue.
N. B Not open on Sundays.
Claybank, Minn., May 8, 182
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, I remain yours most sincerely.
Claybank, Goodhue County, Minn.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
W-fL. EYSTER, Sec-
For all Kinds'of
STORES Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds
PATENTED MAY 20
: 1890 V
The Hopes Never Slip.
Harcmock size plate or screw, 15 cents. Clothes '.ine sizes per pair, 15 cents
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent
HO MS fcffc
1703 and 1705 Second e venue.
Telephone Mo. 1210 .
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