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Priii"1 comfort and improvement nnd
to personal enjoyment when
fchtlv iisoil "he many, who live bet-
than other-and enjoy life more, with
expenditure, hy more promptly
feiitin" the world's liest products to
4 nocus of physical being, will attest
C value to health of the pure liquid
t.-itive principles embraced in the
modv, Syrup of Figs
Jt-i t'xeellenee is due to its presenting
!the form most acceptable and pleas
t to tlie taste, the refreshing and truly
Hiclieial properties of a perteet lax-
ivc; ciicciuaiiy Cleansing me sysiein,
pi llins; colds, headaches and fevers
. iicrmanently curing constipation.
iliaspiv;'n satisfaction to millions and
t with the approval of the medical
Ii.fession, because it acts on the Kid
vs, Liver ami Bowels without weak
ing them and it is perfectly free from
ery objectionable substance.
Svrup of Fiirs is for sale by all draf
ts in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
iietured by the California Fig Syrup
i. only, whose name is printed on every
Ji'knire, ulso the name, Syrup of Figs,
il being well informed, you will not
feeept any substitute 11 otiereu.
T. B. KK1DT.
tiny, tt'l! nnd manaire property on rntmiiiinn.
b it: money, co'.rct rent, alw carry a line of first
i- fire lii!nrunoe companies, huildinc lota Ur
mv ifi nit The different addition. Choice residence
fropcr'y in all parti of the city.
Hnom 4, Mitchell A Lynde building, ground
or. in rear of M itrhcll & Lynde hank.
H. D. FOLSOM
To his new quarters
F wo doors west
Pf the Old Stand.
i sis ilia n
V'iiu'.cs ilc Dealer and Impcrtcr of
Vines and Liquors
H;k; on(j Third Av
(Successor to H. WEJJDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street
tfHt and Workmanship Guar
tC'd the Best.
eauingand Repairing Done.
GOOfi SIGNS THESE.
Depositors Have Confidence in
tho Savings Banks.
FEW NOTICES OF WITHDRAWAL.
On the Con rary Fond Are Freely l)..,,.,-
Itel to the Banks' Care and Crrilit A
IJnHlneKB Ma Proponit Ion-No I iiohh:
nM" F't n Rwk iHland Abont Money
This, tie iirst day of the month,
is what is known as interest day at the
Rook Island Savings hank, and nat
urally it v as the occasion when de
positors might be expected to "'seek
withdrawal if they had any such in.
tentions. The l.ank officials, how
ever, were exceedingly gratified to
see how few there were who were
disposed to avail themselves of the
privilege hy giving the formal fill
days" not ee. Not only was public
confidence in the stability of the Sav
ings bank thus shown, but a number
of heavy deposits wen- made, includ
ing one fcr S,00i) and one for $.500,
so that a' the close of busines the
added rcsMirces were considerably in
advance cf the contemplated with
The jo nt action of the Savings
banks of the three cities in bringing
themselves within the requirements
of the law is upheld not only by all
classes of business men, but bv the
great majority of people having de
posits in the bank who realize that
the move looks directly to the pro
tection of their interests.
A ItusineHH, Man's lroio8ition.
Kealizi lg that some of the deposi
tors mid t have need for their nionev
beforeth; elapse of the G days re-
iuiieu o law, i.,. . jMCt aue. ol Alo
I'alie Bros., tliis morning stated that
he would be happy to accept certifi
cates of deposit for merchandise in
any amount at his store, this act on
his part demonstrating not only his
disposition to accommodate his cus
tomers, but his public spirit and full
confidctue in the security of savings
bank sto k.
Klsewhcre in today's Ai;i;t s ap
pears a formal notice from Ilii"-h
Kalston of his willingness to ex
change for Savings bank stock real
estate. This is another snbstnnt i:il
evidence that the holders of Savings
oatik stick have something worth
A Small Illuze.
The alarm of lire from box 3;1 on
.iarkci -iouare uns morning was
in eonsci. uence of the discovery of a
blaze in the stables in the rear of
ICock Isl: ml house and occupied bv
the Tiniberlake it Spencer 'bus and
express line. Smoke was seen
issuing l inn the doors and windows
of the stable. and an alarm
brought out the department in their
usual spienilnl time, making the run
from the Central engine house, lav
ing the hose and being in readiness
to turn on the water in just a minute
and a half from the time the alarm
was sent in. Chief Brahm, however.
sensibly withheld the use of water
until the exact location of the lire
was lixed. and a portion of one of the
stalls had been cut away in order to
get at it more readily. Then it was
(juickly subdued and the loss held
down to $10, the property being in
sured in Loosley & Knowlton's agen
cy. -The fact that the department re
sponded so promptly led some to
think the horses were hitched up at
the time the alarm was sounded.
This is erroneous. The teams had
just turned in from exercising, and
the horses were in their stalls, with
the exception of one of the truck
horses which was being washed.
The boys never fail to get out in 11
seconds that's one of the beauties
of a paid department.
A .Hull Hull.
A feroc ious Angus bull belonging
to M. llochman, in South Hock Isl
land. on Sunday broke loose and in
jured a farm hand working on the
Kock river bottoms, and but for the
intervention of neighbors would have
killed hil:i. As it was, lie had one
rib fractured and the whole body
bruised and contused. Dr. Coniegvs
was eal'c I and dressed the wounds.
The bull was locked up in a little
shed and yesterday again got away,
and in attempting to eatcli him, a
hand working for Mr. lSoehmau was
injured. Chris Xaab was sent for
and he wjnt out to shoot the bovine
before any more damage was done.
Yesteri" av afternoon about -h.lO, as
the Misses Cummings, of Moline,
were driving on Seventh avenue,
near Elm street, the .horse took fright
at some object and ran away, dash
in" west on Seventh avenue to Twen
tysixth street, then north on Twenty-sixth
to Fifth avenue, where John
T. Shield stopped it. Two of the
young laries were thrown out and
bruised s ightly about the head and
face, but the other escaped without
Saving Hank Stuck Kedeeiuable.
Any persons holding certificates or
books of deposit on any of the Moline
or Kock Island Savings banks, can
have the same redeemed at par in
payment for anv merchandise in our
stores. " McCabe Bkus.
Kock Mand, Aug. 1, 1893.
T ie Weather .Forecast.
J"or the next 24 hours, fair weath
er, verv .'ittle change in tempera
ture, ligbt variable winds, becoming
the Argus, Tuesday, august i, ism.
THE SMALL STREAMS.
How the Trlhntarles Were Navigated In
Day ARone. 1
"Yes," said the old steamboat
man to the Keokuk Democrat re
porter, "it is true that long years
ago before the railroads reached the
Mississippi valley, such rivers as the
Quiver, l)es Moines, Iowa, Cedar,
Kock river, Maquoketa, AYisconsin,
Root river. Black River, Chippewa
ami St. Peters, (now called Minneso
ta), were navigated by steamboats,
some of them only during the spring
freshets, but some, such as the Chip
pewa and Minnesota, were used the
season through by light draught
boats, and sometimes it happened
that the water remained high enough
the whole season in the l)es M lines,
and Iowa and Cedar.
I think it was the season of 18.5$
that the steamer Clara Hine, owned
and operated by the late Ad. Hine,
one of our old and respected citizens,
Henry Patton, captain; Robert Mar
tin, clerk, and Capt. Robert Farris,
now of Farmington, pilot, made reg
ular trips between here and Des
Moines the whole season. The same
year a Cedar Rapids company,
among whom were, as president, the
late Judge George Green and his
brother, afterward a prominent rail
road man, Dr. Ely, II. G. Angle,
John Graves, Mr. lievcr and others,
built and operated the steamer Cedar
Rapids between St. Louis and Cedar
Rapids, on the Cedar river. The
Cedar Rapids was a stern-wheel boat,
and in appearance was very much
like the Patience, so familiar in these
waters, except she was longer, say
Ho feet long. She was in charge of
Capt. Andrews, of Pittsburgh; Al
bert YVcmpner, pilot, and John
Graves, clerk, and made a big pile of
money for her owners in the- three
trips she made between St. Louis
and Cedar Rapids that year.
Just now I cannot tell you, but
then- are quite a number of interest
ing incidents in connection with this
season on the Cedar Rapids. I will
try anil think up the names of the
boats that ran from here and Alexan
dria ui) the Des Moines river in the
long ago. The Quiver river emp
ties into the Mississippi about live
miles below "Cap aos (iris.'' and is
crossed by the K. line at Old Monroe.
This river used to be navigated by
our oid and much beloved fellow cit
izen. Capt. Y. II. Moore, the retired
tinner, out lie steamer Wave, and I
wish he would tell us something
about his experience on the Quiver
The Rock river empties into the
Mississippi three miles below Rock
Islaml . 1 here was a ilam across it at
Camden, six miles above its mouth
which furnished power for several
mills. 1 he larger boats used to go
to these mills and carrv their flour
away, and several small boats were
employed on the river above the dam
The mouth of the Maquoketa river is
about forty miles below Dubuque.
About the year 1855 or 185G a party-
built a neat little stern wheel boat
called the iMaquoketa City for the
purpose of navigating this river, and
it made several trips, but the river
proved too treacherous and the en
terprise was abandoned. The next
above is the Wisconsin. Its mouth
is three miles below Prairie duChien
It was used quite extensively during
the dii s. At the portage its head
waters and t he lox rivers are verv
close together, and are connected by
a canal, through which several lake
boats were brought and operated on
the Mississippi river, among which
were the Lumbermen, now owned bv
Capt. J. C. Daniels, of this place,
th; Arizona, Aunt Betsy and several
others. In IS50. the "steamer Her
ald, Wash Morrow, of Hannibal,
master, a good big side-wheel boat,
made several trips to Iowa City, but
of thi s and tin? other little rivers I
will .have to tell vou some other
The river is still falling..
The Sidney goes up Thursday.
The Pittsburg will be down in the
The E. Rutiedge and West ltambo
The J. W. Van Sant and West Ram
bo each brought down ci'Mit strin"-
The Verne .wain touched landing
as usual in her regular trip in the
The stage of water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon today was 2:40;
llie temperature was H2.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday amounted to: Foot: north,
w4; south. C8o; total, 1,351). Teams:
north. 712; south, 701: total, 1,413.
The "William Windom.' the reve
nue marine cruiser being built at Du
buque for the government, will not
be ready for delivery this fall, as was
expected. A recent Washington dis
patch says that F. L. Dickey, one of
the Dubuque firm of shipbuifders.has
recently been in Washington to ex
plain to the treasury authorities why j
the Windom will not be ready before J
next April. The West Superior
Steel company, which was to furnish
the steel plates for the Windom, has
utterly failed in its task. Every
plate was tested before it was accept
ed, and Mr. Dickey says that out of
700 plates furnished only four came
up to the rigid tests prescribed by
the department. The plates are now
being furnished by the Pennsylvania
steel companies. The delay has
made it impossible to complete the
Windom in contract time.
WHEELING THEIR WAY.
niryrlifita Making: ao Overland Trip to the
A party of wheelmen who are go
ing to the World's fair overland ar
rived in Rock Island last evening
from the west. They also purpose
to attend the international meeting
of the League of American Wheelmen
which convenes in Chicago this
month. There are six wheelmen in
the party, and they are from Wichita
and Topeka. Kan., and Farragut,
Iowa. M. F. Brittingham and W. II.
Fellison left Wichita nine days ago
the former being the captain of the
Peerless Cycling club of that citv.
At Topeka they were joined by M. F.
Griililh and M. B. Hadley. and at
Farragut, Iowa, by II. D. Thornton
and A. S. Walker. They have aver
aged between 80 and 9 ) miles a day.
They have been laid out by rain, held
back by bail roads and nearly suffo
cated by dust, but their ardor has
not been diminished in the least.
W heelmen Will be Welcomed.
TheMinnette Wheel club, of Chi
cago, throws open the privileges of
its club house to the cyclers from
this vicinity who may take a spin to
the fair during the coming tourna
ment, the following being the notice
"All wheelmen about Davenport
and Kock Island who intend to visit
Chicago and the World's fair during
the August bicycle race meet, be
tween Fifth and Twelfth streets, are
requested by Capt. McGuife, of the
Minnette cycling corps, to use their
club house as their headquarters."
Signals on tlie Iload
A correspondent savs: "My horse
got frightened at a bicycle which a
man was riding in the road, and ran
off, smashing my buggy. Is the bi
cycle rider liable for the damage?''"
An eastern paper has answered: The
bicycle rider has as much right to the
road as you had, and he cannot be
held for the damage caused by your
horse. It is a courteous rule with
bicycle riders, and one that we nover
saw ignored, to stop their machine
when anv one driving a horse holds
up his hand to signify that his horse
is afraid ot a wheel, ami those who
see a rider approaching should make
the signal if they know or think their
animals are liable to lie frightened.
In law it is the place of the driver to
control his animal or suffer the con
sequences, but wheelmen have re
versed this rule of their own accord,
and he who fails to take ail vantage of
it should expect to take the conse
quences. The bicycle is here to stay,
and we must accustom ourselves to
this condition of things.
The Relay Kare.
Local wheelmen were interested in
watchirng that great relay bicycle
race, carrying a message from Gov.
Bois to Gov. Altgeld last week.
Heavy rains and sand hills impeded
the progress in Illinois, and two
hours gained in Iowa were lost, anil
an hour besides. All the time lost
was between Burlington, la., and
Bushnell, 111., and after leaving the
later place the lost time, with the
excejition of 31 minutes, was made
up. The dispatch reached Gov. Alt
geld at 2:25 p. m. Friday.
August De Smet was held in $5i!)
bonds by Magistrate Schroeder yes
terday for assaulting ' Emil Overs
chilt. . ' ;
William Sun this . morning was
lineil $5 and costs by 'Squire Hawes
for assault and battery on a charge
preferred by S. D. Cushnian.
State's Attorney Searle yesterday
dismissed the proceedings against
Charles Parschall, of Moline, the com
plaining witness having disappeared.
Last evening Riley A. Sloan, of
this city, and Miss Ellie Franklin, of
Aledo, were married by Magistrate
Schroeder, thus avoiding legal pro
ceedings. Chief Sexton's order changing the
beats of his men, as heretofore re
ferred to, went into effect at noon to
day, Oflicer Crompton assuming day
charge of the police station, the dav
force being for the present composed
of Oflicer Long, from Twenty-fourth
street east: -Oflicer Brcmiau, from
Twenty-fourth street west to Six
teenth, and Oflicer Etzel. from Six
teenth street west. The night de
tail will include: Ollicer Mttlquccn.
from Twenty-fourth east: Oflicer
Hayman. from Twenty-fourth west
to Twentieth; Oflicer Rvan, from
Twentieth west to Sixteenth; Officer
Ohhveiler, from Sixteenth west to
Tenth; Oflicer Maucker. from Tenth
street west. The chief proposes to
give his men a shaking up whimever
he deems it advisable for the best in
terest of the force.
This is the year for visiting
for renewing old acquaintances.
Probably most families will en
tertain, this summer, friends and
relatives they haven't seen for
If, therefore, you want a new
chamber set for the spare room,
a new dinner set for the table, or
new knives, forks or spoons, let
me remind you that I can supply
those wants. You'll be surprised
to find how eheaply.
' G. M. Loosley
lttUV Second ATeno ,
in our Linen Department, we shall offer a lot of
drives and special inducements all this week to
reduce surplus stock; surplus of Towels, sur
plus of Table Linens, surplus of Nankins, sur
plus of Crashes. Fall in line, as we are bound
tu unload all surplus stock at prices that will be
very interesting to you.
About 70 pieeess Dress Ginghams which cost us 101c. we sold
them at 12c, Monday and Tuesday they go at only Sic a yard.
On Monday, and while they last, we will sell all our Shamrock
Xovelty Wash Goods. 32 inches wide, printed in all light colors, at
only 7Jc a yard, Chicago price 12Ac and 15c. Special" attention is
directed to other rare bargains in our Wash Goods department.
On Thursday. Aug. 3d. we com
mence a "Xink Day Woxukk Sale."
Among the other items of great
interest included in our "Xine Dav
Wonder Sale," beginning on Thurs
day, will be our great Midsummer
sale of Muslin underwear garments
at 6, 9, 10, 15, 25 and 50c wortli four
The greatest bargains are now offered in our Millinery. Xoth
ing will be allowed to 1 e carried over to next season.
1720, 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's Patent Leather from
44 Cordovan,"Lac or Congress
Calf 44 4- 44
44 Kangaroo '
" Calf 41 " ,: .
Women's Cloth Top Pa . Trim
" VPVlt and rand Turn
'4 DongolaUoni. Sense and Ox. Toe '1 00 .o
These prices vvill hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
B.-rper fionee BIock.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second Avenua.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1'206
tTJpholstering don to order.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC
(610 Third Avr.u
On Friday and Saturday we shall
hold Ciiuts Dav Keneut Sales."
Specials for our "Circus Day
Benelit Sales," will appear later,
watch the local columns of the pa
pers and see large bills. Ku-di lunch
or shopping baskets, one will be
given to any child or woman for 2e
5 00 to 13.50
6.00 to 4.00
5.50 to 4.00
5.50 to 4. 00
3 00 to
3 5;) v
The most uniijue
lectjre or study
chair yet devised".
It was designed es
pecially for the
It is made of the
very best ijuarter
sawed Ohio white
oak and braced
with malleable iron
braces very nicely
bronzed, this giv
ing the greatest
strength that good
material and work
manship can fur
nish. We are exclusive agent
for this chair. lion't
miss w.eing it. Just the
thing for the office, li
brary, atudy cr reading
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb