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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10.
MOLIXE'S HARBOR. an assignment.
What Major Mackenzie Re
ported on the Subject.
NOT OPPOSED TO THE PEOJECT.
He Simply lid HI, Uo:j a, Hirectr.1 by the
Art of Cungrr ..-Asked t. Report a. to
Whether '.the Proposed Improreme.t
Wm" Worthy in a practise Seme He Did
So In Accordance With 1U, Iteit Juitg
auput A Moline paper recentij made a per
sonal and insulting attack on Maj. Mac
Is. t t z c. bead of U.e govern ment engineer
i- tis iu this city, because he failed to
report the proposed harbor at that city as
worthy of gov. rrmect aid. Those who
knrw Msj. Maekei z'e and are acquainted
J wi'h 'he zeal, ftiraess hnd consciousness
biways exirts in looking into every
i'.0' that pertains to water-way im-
.vtment wui be surb-iaed at thp
B.-th t!ie method and results when
Svrup t Tigs is taken; it is pleasant
fiiJv yet promptly on the Kidneys,
i.Tor and Bowels, cleanses the eys-
t-m efr timi!y, dispols colds, head
and fevers and cures habitual
p-r-tnation. rynip 01 tigs 13 the 1 n
1. '..).. n Wo 1;., .1 1
J -ixl. n!i':Lsincr to the tast? and ac- i
tepta'ile to tlie stomach, prompt in v
action nii;l trnK lPTipfifinl in Jto (
H ' . " ' " "iTut ,,--
rronared onlv irom the most I
heaktv and apreeahle substances, its' 4 J. , D mftae 1010 lne t8Cta guiding
bmv ext-ellent qualities commend it ' u,e mair's court e, the c:i icism of him
'I niul hnvp mnrlp it. tht mngt would have been withheM Thp miinr
is not the sole judge of all matters re
ferred to htm. All things are not in his
hhids- lie is directed to look into a
uiatier from the position of an engin
eer, -as he was In this case, and to pre
sent his rtprt from tb at standpoint, and
regardless of personal ftelngs or of what
influence may be brought to bear or el
u&t interests may he at stake.
Tlilx Particular Instance.
In this particular meaner congress sim
p'y directed a preliminary examination,
not a purvey. Congress utborized tte
expenditure of no money for the survey
acd estimate. It nnrelj a,ked for a pre
liminary examination to ascertain if the
harbor w: s worthy of irnpicveraem. The
directions are different from those usu
ally given retarding the investigation of
ma'.ters-of th'S kind. Her -tofore provi
sion has bee n ci-de fcr t le preliminary
examination aria survey in me sime cci-
and trulv beneficial in ita.w'nn:" al" utIe tn. nd
is satistled tbat had a full
nAMilar remedy known
rvnip 01 r is tor suit; in u)C
r . . t . . 1 . "1 1 1 1 1: j
gnu tl wi uea vy an lt-uuiug amg-
ts. Anj reliable druggist who
mav not have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi-hes to try it. Uo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAH FRANCISCO, CL.
lOVlSVME. nr. HEM YORK, h.V.
J. E KEIDV.
T. B. RKIDV.
titt; lf.at ixo
Misfortune Overtakes a Well Knowa
The enst end shoe firm of Shank &
Mirris.who conducted tre Elm s".reet shoe
store, 'his mortirs mstde an assinirent
in the county cour: for the bentflt of its
creditors, V. M Blandiug being ap
pointed assignee. The liabilities of the
fl'm are distributed atuorg about 20
creditors, the principl ones being the
fo''owi)g; Churles Jewell, promissory
nte, (6 5; Eeywoc d Boot &SnoeCo,
Worcester, Mass., $609; Ru;sell, Richard
sor, & Tiru, Pi.rtsruouth, O , f 581 70;
R. T. WomI & Co . Burlington. N J.,
?155.10; Ro-s. L"vi & Pifer, Rochetef,
N. Y . 8)2.95; L L. Farris & Co.,
Chicago, 213 35; chaarotb & Wohlers,
B iff 410, X. Y., $193 80; C. M. Hender
son & Co., Chicago, ?577.15; ?h- E ls
wr-h Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wi.,
1373 75; -A. E X -:"et-n & CV... Syra
cuse, N Y , ?275, S.-ni:h & Stoughton,
South Abingdon, Mass , $442 60; II. W.
Brice, Rockford, $312 25; A P. Doe A
Co., Davenport, $2C5;F. Mayer, Mil
waukee, Wis , $214; G. H Schumsr. &
Co., Chicago $200; Chxsgo Leather Co ,
1119 14, D W. Pierce, Davenport,
$106 S6 Tuere are about 10 other
creditors with smaller Amounts, making a
total of 5,926 33. The assets 'of the
firm t.ra figured at 6 673 60
Annual Meeting of the Tri-City
Society Saturday Night.
OrFICEES ELECTED FOE TEE TEAR.
Arrangements Completed for Friday Evcn
uat' Banquet at the Harts & Rahnea
Building now the Various Floors Will
The aunusl meeting of the Tri City
Travelers' association was held at the
rooms in Mitche!! & Lycde's block Satur
dsy night. Considerable time was con
You can save Time and Money by Trading with
J. R ams EH & Son,
The Old Established Jewelers.
Owing to their immense and well selected stock you will
find just such an article as you desire for a Xmas gift with
out wasting time and energy looking around. We carry a
large of variety opera glasses, gold spectacles, eye glasses,
fine silver novelties, onyx clocks, souvenir spoons, carving
sets, small fancy clocks, Chatelaine watches, and our usual
8umed in perfecting the arrngemfnts large line of watches, diamonds and fancy stone rings.
for the forthcoming banquet of the asso.
cistion, whith is to innugu-ate tbe open
ing of the ctw Eartz & B-ihnsen Vuild
ing nex' Friday night, and which prom
ises to be an event in tri city social
circles. It is expected that there will be
200 couple present, ard it is planned to
dev.i e the first floor to the birquet, the
second for the reception and social pur
poses and the thi-d to dancing
Election of Offieers.
In the line of annual business the as
sociation elect d the following officers:
President J. W Welch.
V oe President F W B.hnso.
Secretary and Treasurer H. Bos-tick.
Directors fortwovears F. C. Hemen-
way, B Winter.
Bj.-f-'; iiiu n-..tndpT- property n Ci iumi-ion,
4 h m Tr''. . t-ri rt-r.i-, ai-'O c firry m inr ui urai
4 m-uriiiCrj r.mpanitft, tuil !itig lots for
it!, u a. t;-'i ::--rein anauin. vnoice remu-. ncc
J'ftr -My ,1, ft'.' p iT Of te City .
Kiww 4. Yi-. Ti.-r A Lyndo building, ground
Cir li r r y itrlifll A I.ynde hank.
Have vou called at
If not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
2$ a large assortment of
the latest in Fine Jewelry,
H. D. FOLSOM.
ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
'loi-e. A rpeclalty of furnishing aL kinds
or Stoyes with Castings a 8 eents
- MACHINE SHOP
seen added where all lndf of maea!r
work will b done Brit -class.
ninth st. and 7tb ave
nnWNINR ?K(s. Pronts.
Ia this case the preliminary exumiD&tion
is all t"it is asked fc.
1 he Major's Rrport.
The n.Kjjr'n report in full to Gen
Si h "field, dated Nov. 7. is- appended:
The river and harbor act approved
Jul;, 13 18t'2. provides for a preliminary
t xaniini.t ;n of 'Harbor .t 3;o!ine. Illi
nois." Such examination is a--sii:neJ to
me by leiter da'eil Office Chief of Ea-in-
eiTs. Ju j U 1S92
Tht- river ai.d hurbur Hct of August 11,
1SS8, proyidei for an etamination of
"Mo!ine City Harbor, Il.inois," with a
view to determining heih;r or not such
harbor was worthy of improvement bv
the general government. Much examtha
tion was niaf'e by me. an! reported on
under date 0" Dectmber 7, which
report is found in the ri-port of the
chief of engineers for 1 f 69. piges 1777-
1781. My conclusions wi re that under
the conditions then existii;;, and consid
ering cost, the harbor was not wor:hy of
improvement by the general government.
aince the former report was submitted
the only conditions wbi:h have been
changed are, tbat under the supervision
of the ordnance department, U S army.
the channel cat in the rock bottom to
permit a freer flow of water to the water
povter pool, has been widened materially
in its upper portion. This cut as it now
exists, while having an elt ow not favor
able to interests of navigation, is no
where less than 200 feet in width, and is
used even at low stages of water by boats
drawing 24 to 30 inches of water and car
rying building rock, sand and occasionally
brick and. tile, into Moline harbor
Small size rafiboats also l ave rasde use
of (be channel as far down as the Moline
It is understood that the channel and
harbor desired by the city of Moline is
now as when my last report was sub
mitted one that will permit of all
classes of boats to cose down, at
all stages of the riv-ir, from the
bead of the water-power p ol to the main
shore above the Moline bridge, at a point
set aside by the city as a public landing.
While the rock excavation recently car
ried out under the directioa of the com
mandant of the Rock Inland Arsenal ro
duces somewhat the form r estimate of
cost, it still remains my opinion that the
cost of work necessary for completing
such a channel is rot justiled by the in
terests of ntyiization involved.
For farther details concerning the
work I wouid respectfully refer to tnv
report of December T, 1888. There
hive been but few changes in condition
since that report was made, and such
changes are not such ts to
opinion formerly expressed, that the
harbor is not worthv of improvement bv
the genera! government af er the manner
proposed and desired by the city of Mo
li e And. bo far as I am iaformed, it is
the city only that has any ma'erial in
terest in the work desir'd.
Detsihd surveys of the harbor were
made in connection with "Developme t
work in water-power pool ttt Rock Island
Arsenal," and no further surveys are
Protprrts of a VAg loe Company Rrlu
Formed iu the Trl-CItls.
It now d.velop? that the reference
made in Thk Alters 1 ftw evenings ago
in regard to the purchase of the Moline
Ice coiupttny's ihterests by George Lira
bert and o'lu'rs will be a very important
move in connection with thai of trade as
the movement, it is said, contemplates
the forming of a tri city company to be
composed of nearly all thp ice dealers in
the three ciiies. As far as can be
learned, it is proposed to consolidate ail
in'o one company wiih a capital stock of
$100 1:00. If it is a success, extensive
prt py.ratioDS will t once be commended
and the ice business will be hustled the
camirg season. Just how many of the
dealers in the three cities are going in'o
the schLmo is not known, at any rate
there are some who are not satisfied wi.b
t'l ' p-'-'J
E Bently Sutton, the well-known ex
ponent of the manly art of self-defense,
and who at one time posed as a whirl-
wiLd in the fistic arena, wa arrested
today for passing forged promissory
notes purporting to be given to Sutton
by W. S Prfes, of Taylor Ridge. The
nous were for $100 acd $1S0 respec
tively. or.e being pansed iu Davenport.
Cuitf Mill r drove out to Taylor Ridge
yes'e-iiy and Sutton was arrested tn-
diy. He will probably hav a hearing
Andrew Ri"c:.ie and Minnie Johnson,
the youthful pnir, were united in mar
riage by sUg'STatc W'.vill on Saturday
I eyenin-, the girl's part'Dis having given
tDeir consent to me marriHgo.
The Li Crosse Chronicle states tha
Mrs. Matilda Dowries widow of the late
Georire F. Dowses, formerly foreman of
Grorre Barker stoutly dedans' the Barnard & Leas Mn.ufacturing com
ill Dot L'O in on the new deal. Pny, of Moliue, and well known in this
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, Iix,
otical : : :
6m Fitting and General Jobbing.
probably bciPii impressed with the idea city. is iQ want and really suffering for
that it will be a cold oay when an ice dealer i the u.-cessitics of life. She is residing in
gets frozen o..t. In all probability, if that city with her four children. At the
theoomnanv is formed George Lambert! tilne of her husband s death Mrs. Downes
wi I be 1 ne of its principal officers. From
what Cin be learned t!ie company would
be weil backed rinaucially and would go
into the business on an elaborate scale.
KeuoTlag CauKe for Complaint.
Supt. Hunloon, of the Davenport &
Rock Island railway company, has been
miking a diligent inquiry into the cause
of complaints recently slated, and the re
sult is that he has laid off one conductor
for impudence to passengtrs, and other
car men. both conductors and motormea.
will be similarly dealt with as fas', as
the superintendents can satisfy themselves
that complaints are well-founded. The
street railway company is also prepared
to make good the exorbitant charges re
cently made by a self important crew for
the use of the car by the Rock Island
people returning from Chicago, and tie
money is ready forthose to whom it is
due at the company's office. Hereafter
the company's officials desire that all
complaints be made to them at once, and
the assurance is offered that all such
cases will be promptly investigated and
properly attended to.
The bridge cars are now provided with
stoves and comfortably heated, and Supt. '
S ;hni'ger hopes there will be no furth. r
cause for complaint on the part of the
Uolng to Lacrosse.
nao about ?4,0U0. ami is reduced to
poverty by trusting in one Charles Webb
who has reliuved her of the monev and a
gold watch. Tte children will probably
be placed in the Odd Fellows' Orphans
Home at Lincoln 111 .
We have fitted up a special department for OPTICAL
GOODS; we are better prepared for correcting all errors of
refraction than any one in the three cities.
J. RAMSER & SON,
1S27 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
yi.Vf. A., Attention
Neighbors of Camp 39, M W. A., are
requested to meet at their hall Wedi.es
day evening, Dec 21, when the regular
mon'hly meeting will be held By order
J5. F. H kllfekstell. Clerk.
On Dec. 24, 25. 26 and 30 and Jan. 1
and 8. the C. R. I. & P. will sell excur
sion tickets to all points wiuin a radious
of 200 miles, good to revrn U ' snd
including Jan. 3, at the rate of a .'are and
a third for the round trip
comes, no matter how
dark the clouds are, when
the woman who is borne
down by woman's troubles
turns to Dr. Pierce's Fav
orite Prescription. If her
life is made gloomy by the
chronic weaknesses, deli
cate derangements, and
painful disorders that af
flict her sex, they are com
pletely cured. If she's
overworked, nervous, or
"run-down," she has new
life and strencrtn.
" Favorite Prescri
is a 1
tonic and a soothing and
iurely vegetaDie, penecuy
n xx7 o. u - .1, . ! harmless. It retrulatos and promotes all the
Georee W. Stabsberry, the genial, wide j functJor of womaAood, improves
vae local ace at for tbe Adams Express I digestion, enriches the blood, dispels aches
0 r 1 I : 1 t ,f u: M
h j t; . mill ItULUM, Dl uii-,a i turecuiuig wwiu. mill. 1 v
. . as receiyed a notice from his 1 he&th an3 For every " female
Is good enough for Hood's Sarsaparilla
there is no need of embellii hment or sen
sationalism. Simply wht.t Hood's Sr
saparilla does, that tells tbe story of its
merit. If you have never realised its
benefits a single bottle will convince you
it is a good medicine.
The highest praise has been won by
Hood's Pills for their easv, vet efficient
fiction. Sold by all druggists. Price
Tested and A pproved L M. Lit tig. Esq,
Pres't Marine Ntl ..ank, Biltimore, Md.
aiys: "I have used Saivition Oil and
find it 11 n excellent remedy for neuralgia.
Keep it in vour fimily."
Hdlv here, holly there.
Holly, holly, everywhere.
Red and green, will out faults,
Free for you at M. Lee Gait's.
company, which while involving a pro
motion to him, will be no less regretted
hv his manv friends here as it means his
on such , . , . . . . , money back,
alter the removal from the city. A few days ago Mr j J
Stansherrv was called into Chicago and
after an interview with the superintendent
came tbe notification that after Jan. 1 he
would be placed in charge of the com
pany's new office at La Crosse, Wis , to
he opened when tbe Adams assumes
charge of the express business on the
lines of tbe Burlington road
Mr. Stansberry goes to La Crosse
at considerable of an advance in sal
ary, and takes a larger office that tbe
one he has had here. He has been
here four years and has won many
friends for himself and his compaDj.
Mr. Stansberry' a successor here is not
complaint" and disturliance, it is the only
remedy so sure and unfailing that it can be
11 it doesnt Denent or cure, you nave your
Alphons, tbe infant son ' of Louis
M isenfelder and wife, died at its par
ents' home, 809 Nineteenth street, at 10
o'clock this morning, ag d 3 months.
The funeral occurs from the home of the
bereaved parents at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning, and will be private.
Esther Tb mas died at the borne of her
parents, 80i Eighth street, last nightf
aged 14 months. The funeral occurs
from St. Mary's Cuholic church tomor
row morning at 9 o'clock.
They Ring For All!
A Cheerful Call
To Christmas Bargains.
Never so Good!
Never bo Cheap!
Oar beaaUfal display of holiday gifts is opened
and ready. The newest ideas, the best selections,
tbe most appropriate and desirable presents at
Bemeoiber ibis splendid assortment contains
the right thing far erery person old, middle aged
We will pleaae yoa. We will satisfy yoa. We
will meet yoar wants, be they large or small, vita
the moat saltable presents at the fairest prices.
C. C. TAYLOR.
Central Shoe Store
IS THE PLACE TO BUY YOU-
The LaTgest and best Line of Ladies and Meu'$ Slip
FF.RS tver shewn in the three cities. W handle no
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
A Most Useful and Elegant
For Grandfather, Grandmother, Father, Moth
er or any other relative or friend, is a fine
pair of Spectacles or Eyeglasses. We have
them in all kinds of frames, Gold, Silver,
Nickle, Steel and bronze. Call and see the
assortment and have your eyes tested free
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
SHALL I BUY FOR
Go to G. O. HUCKSTAEDT
and he will show you a nice line of Rockers,
ladies' desks, cabinets, bookcases, side
boards, parlor furniture, etc., to select from.
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white rbina for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anything we haye
had in tbe past in s'yle, and
lower in price. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a large line of
the celihrated Hcltnan fam
ily bibles: Also his self
pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and onr Oxford and BagBter
FRAMES We are this year a hereto
fore making a special feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower.
Will soon be here.
Prepare for It,
BY BUYING YOUR
Horses, dolls, sboeflies. games,
sleds, drums, toilet cases, jewel boxes.
snaving ces. mtnicures.
Jomed D ills,
and all fiocv goods in an endless variety
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
17081705 Second Ave.. Rock Island. Telephone 1218.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Proprletoror orjthe Brady street
Ail Cods of Cat Flo wers constantly en bend,
re n Hoaeee- Plowctstore-
m btocc "Kmc of fenirt: wi tne s.-in lew. M Brsdy strastjDsveaport.il.