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-in.' comfort and improvement and
t personal enjoynipnt when
;!v uvi. The many, who live bot
Iwii others nml enjoy life more, with
, xiH'M'Iittirp, ly more promptly
..tin' too world's best products to
I,.,, i of physical being, will attest
value to health of tho pure liquid
;ivo principles embraced in the
,",v. Syrup of Figs
..,'xi'. ilenee is due to its presenting
(arm most acceptable and pleas
:.p the t;iste, the refreshing and truly
tibial properties of n perfect lax
. : ( 'Vctually cleansing the system,
'il'mir roll's, headaches and levers
permanently curing constipation.
.ici;-n satisfaction to millions and
with the approval of the medical
s-iuM, because it acts on the Kid-
-. Liver and Bowels without weak-
them and it is pertectly tree from
v o!jectionable substance,
vrup of Figs is for sale by all clrug
- in ."He jiinl $1 bottles, hut it ia man
aired by the California Fig Syrup
.ml v, w hose liMine is printed on every
i -1 . - O r tt
Ka.'i', iiiso me name, rvrup oi rigs,
ing well informed, you will not
nt any s.iuslitute it ottered.
T. B. KKtDY.
THE LEA TING
d ir.aiia'jc pro-oi"y or crmn.ifrinii.
i n. in y. co lert tent ', also carry u line of flrst
.ire ln-iiriuice cnmprniie-, ImiMinK lot, 'ir
r: til! The different additions. Choice reidvnre
n ul! parrs of the city.
-.in 4, Mitchell & Lynda building, ground
it; rear of Mitchell 4 I.ynilc rrnr.k.
t. D. FOLSOM
To his new quarters
vo doors west
3' the Old Stand.
mi i i v
Wl.iiU's ile Dealer and Importer of
hies and Liquors.
U',u; nd 1G1S Third Av
(Successor to II. WEXDT.)
erchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
y-Fit and Workmanship Guar-
-' d the Best.
waning and Repairing Done.
I L '. IK 1 j T
o -I g3 I '. t-l
KESUME AT OXCE.
Paving Operations on
tee nth Street.
THE BRICK SUPPLY CATCHING UP.
The au.f tl,el,.y at the CHy Hank,
at Sar-Tl,e Work now to he 1'ui.lifd
Without Further Interrupt ion from
Prenent IVok, eitn-Six t ar a Iay the
v The property holders on Kh-h-teenth
street south of Third avenue.
Mho were met the lirst of the week
by the unpleasant prospect of bavin"
lie i;n nig
nave more p easant prospects before
them today, and everything indicates
no mat me work wiil l
through without further
lion or delay. Tho
cause of the sus-
pension, as Las
oeen said, was not
me stnngemy in the monev market,
but a string ncy in the brick market.
-i ne National Clay
.-seais, winch is fiirni
vitrilieil paving brick for
improvements so far contracted for
found Edwards & Walsh greater
hustlers than they were taken for and
they put through Fourth avenue and
Twenty-fourth street in time that
beat all rceoids. Consequently when
the com pa in changed over from one
clay bank to another a month ago it
got behind in the supply it was fur
nishing and when Edwards & Walsh
turned their attention to Eighteenth
street they were right on the heels of
the brick makers. The contractors
are in the 1 abit of laving about six
car loads a lay or oO.OtM brick, and
Mr. Edwards 'found it necessary to
lay off a poition of his men and "eon
line himself to grrding until the Clav
company co lid' catch up a little.
Tl e ltrlrk Product.
The brick liamifaeturers have taken
advantage i f t his temporary lull in
actie pav'ng operations, and have
put in their best licks to catch up.
and Foreman Smith, of the National
Clay company, this morninr in.
formed an Alters representative that
the works r.t Scars were now turning
out in the neighborhood of -lOii'i)
brick a day. and that four ear loads
were sent in last night for Edwarks
& Walsh, and that four ear loads a
day would be furnished now right
Having received this assurance'.
Contractor Edwards, who has the
bulk of hi-i grading on Eighteenth
street completed, at once made arrangement-
to resume active paving
operations tomorrow morning, and if
the brick s lpplv keeps ahead of him
as is prim ised. he will finish the
work to Seventh avenue, the extent
of the contract, by Sept. 1. lie ex
pects to ge. out of the block between
Third ami I'ourlh avenues by Satur
day night .
Work-neii t: Vote on Work.
A proposition has been placed be
fore the employees of the Nicholas
Kuhticn Ci ar company, at Daven
port, to t.ie effect that they sub
mit to a 10 per cent reduc
tion in v ages for the next !M
tlays or close down altogether for 30
days. Tin business of the company
is nearly a 1 done in the west where
trade is at present in a very poor
condition, and as a consequence their
nine traveling men have been called
in. This rouble line of action has
been left open for tho employees
purely foi their own benefit, Mr.
Kuhnen, t ic manager, thinking they
would probably prefer to accept the
proposed roduction than remain idje
for 'M days. The factory hands will
vote on the matter Friday night and
decide it among themselves.
A Moline Ieluioil.
A Moliiv Dispatch man lifts ven
tured forth alter the moon comes tip.
and in last night's paper, lie tells
about the lelusive effects upon him:
A verv iueer incident occurred to
a party of peple returning from
Black Ilawk last night. What ap
peared to no a house on lire proved
to be a spectre. The entire building
on the ins de seemed to be a mass of
flames, but after about two or three
minutes o' this supposed conflagra
tion the fi-o vanished. About twen
ty people saw this lire. The appear
ance of a woman was visible at one
of the windows while the apparent
flames wc'-o raging. The site was
about a half mile from the Tower.
l.orat World'H l uir Visit ont.
Mrs. A;. A. Sample leaves
evonintrfi r Chicairo on a three
Miss Etta Schneider has returned
after two weeks' sight seeing at the
Joseph Rosen Held and family have
rrturned from their 3-weeks' visit to
the Work ' fair.
C. E. Barge and sister, Miss FTflie,
of Centre 1 City, Nebraska, left for
their hon e yesterday morning, after
spending a few days with their cousin
Miss Etlie liarge, on tueir way
from the World's fair.
The monthly meteorological sum
mary for the month of July places
the mea l barometer at 29.94: the
highest, 10.17 on the 19th and 20th;
the lowest, 29.66 on the 14th. The
mean temperature was 77; the high
est 94 on the 23d; the lowest, 59 ou
the 3d. The number of clear days
was 15; artly cloudy, 14, and cloudy,
2. There were thunder storms on
the 6th. 3th, 12th, 16th and 17th.
THE AKGUS, TIIU1?SUAY, AUGUST iS, 1893.
WEATHER AND WATER.
The ForecaHtH Ordered to be Made by Ot
Yesterday Observer F. J. Walz, of
the weather bureau at Davenport,
received the following letter, made
circular, perhaps, to half a dozen
other places in the country:
United States Department of Agri
culture, Weather Bureau. Washing
ton. D. C, July l, 1S03. Observer,
Davenport, la., Sir: I am directed
by the chief of the weather bureau
to inform you that you w ill be as
early as practicable, if you have not
already been, furnished with the
available data concerning the stages
of the rivers in your vicinity, and
that you will be expected to make
such a study of this data as will en
able you to make an accurate fore
cast of future river stages or changes
in the territory hereinafter assigned
you. You are also directed to recom
mend such a system of river and
rainfall reports with your station as
the center as will best enable you to
make these forecasts, and such a sys
tem of distribution of thereportsand
forecasts as will best serve all the
interests in your vicinity affected by
the state of the rivers. You w ill for
ward suggestions as to the tele
graphic reports desired by you be
fore beginning your forecasts.
The territory under your charge
will be the Mississippi river from St.
Paul to Davenport. Very respec
fully, II. II. C. Di-nwoodv,
Assistant Chief of Weather Bureau.
A.lvant H(.-i s of I. oi at ion.
This action is in conformity with
the course heretofore reported by
The Auot.s as likely to occur. The
Democrat referring to the added du
ties to the weather service corps in
that city, savs:
It will be noticed that this is to be
the only otiiee of this kind above St.
Louis. The territory of the Daven
port river prophet, while nominally
extending from this city to St. Paul,
will actually include Muscatine :.lso,
as that city is already a subordinate
station of this office, and is making
reports to it.
It is the proper thing that the fore
casting station for this part of the
river should be located in this city.
The important weather bureau office
already here determines its location
on this rather than the oilier side of
the river, but the fact that the oppo
site city is the home and office head
quarters of Ma j. A. Mackenzie, chief
of the improvement work on the up
per Mississippi, is a potent reason
for locating it at this point. The
United Slates already has greater in
terests here than it has at any other
place on the river, and it is proper
that such a government post be add
ed to them. The steamboat and raft
ing business of the upper river cen
ters here rather than any place short
of Stillwater or West Newton, and a
great number of the boats that are
primarily interested in the stage of
the river are owned here and
close in this vicinity. The lumber
interests, all primarily dependent
upon the river, are very strong here:
in the tri-cities outnumbering simi
lar interests at any other place along
the Mississippi between St. Louis and
Minneapolis. This is to be the out
let of the Hennepin canal, a fact that
will presently greatly augment the
importance of this point as a place
for water shipments. Aside from all
these reasons, this is the most im
portant point in many other particu
lars between the cities of St. Louis
and St. Paul.
The Information to h f.lven.
The observer will receive full in
structions that will enable him to
work intelligently in making his fore
casts. He will know where all the
watersheds are that divide the basin
of the Mississippi from those of
other rivers that drain in other di
rections; or that empty into itself be
low this point. He will be fully ad
vised every morning by wire of all
rainfalls or other precipitation that
may occur within a given 2-t hours
in the Mississippi basin above here.
From these, and other data, he will
be enabled to work up his forecasts.
They will be issued here in the morn
ing of each day. and will be farther
reaching than the former forecasts.
They will be good for 48 hours, at
in time of prolonged
such as we are now
cing. tuey may cover even
ger time. They will be is
sued by mail and telegraph, and the
entire line of the river from Musca
tine or this city to the head of navi
gation will be covered with them.
All this will call for some work in
addition to that which the office here
has been doing, though it has been
busy hitherto. It will be no small
task to make tip forecasts for over
300 miles of river, and make them
with enough care to be reliable. No
doubt some experimental knowledge
of the work and the conditions gov
erning it will have to be gained be
fore the best results can be obtained,
but there is every reason to believe
that the results will be satisfactory
from the outset.
The Improvement Asttociation.
This is the night for the regular
annual meeting of the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association,
when the annual election of officers
occurs. It is important that all
members attend, and that the asso
ciation act wisely in the selection of
its officers for the ensuing year.
Committees to whom has been as
signed matters of vital interest to
the association are expected to re
port, and action taken looking to the
Report or the Illinol Fields Tor the Last
Week of July.
The Illinois weather bureau in its
report for July holds that the tem
perature of the past seven days, has
b. ?en above the normal throughout
the state. At Chicago, the daily ex
cess was about 4 degrees; at Spring
field, 2 degrees, and at Cairo, 3 de
grees. An average amount of sun
shine prevailed. The rainfall for the
week has been very evenly distrib
uted throughout the state. In the
northern division, except in a few
counties, it has been below a season
ablu average, some counties report
ing no rain. In the central division
it is generally above the normal, and
well distributed. In the southern
division, while below a seasonable
amount, it was fairly well distrib
Oats harvesting is, except in a few
of the extreme northorn counties,
practically completed, threshing is
now in full blast, and the reports-indicate
the yield from 20 to 50 bush
els. Wheat harvesting is still in
progress, and the yield will range
from 4 to 20 bushels per acre.
The correspondent at Eureka. Wood
ford county, reports that the high
wind of the 24th lodged many iields
of corn and oats, and scattered the
grain in stack. Pastures, while
slightly benefited by the recent
showers, are generally" in poor condi
tion and need more rain. There is
some complaint of grasshoppers in
jim'ng pastures, and meadows in some
localities. Corn is reported as hav
ing been benefited by the late rain
and making good growth: in many
sections. however. where the
drought still prevails, it is tiring and
wilting badly. Grasshoppers, and
chinch bugs are still damaging this
crop in some counties. In some lo
calities potatoes, have been badly in
jured by drought and insects. Plow
ing for wheat has begun in some sec
tions of the southern division. There
has lon no material change reported
in the condition of ftuit since last
week. Stock water is reported
scarce in some localities.
The Sidney passes up this evening.
The J. K. Graves, came down with
eight strings of logs.
The B. llershey brought down
eight strings of lumber.
The stage (if water at Rock Isl
am! bridge at noon today was 2:20;
the temperature was 87.
The Pittsburg passed down last
evening with the largest number of
passengers of the season.
The Pilot, Irene D. and Verne
Swain came down, and the Glenmont,
Josephine. Pilot, Irene D., J." K.
Graves, Daisy and Verne Swain went
The J. K. Graves will probably lay
up for the season on account of the
low water. Last trip the boat ran
aground on a rock and damaged it
The White Eatrle seized by the
Lmted States marshal at Cairo a few
days since, and which sunk Snnday
while in the hands of the United
States marshal, will make it a ques
tion who will be liable for raising
her and paying damages, and one
which the river men hereabouts are
watching with interest. The ancient
concern is small loss at all events.
Harris' Nickel riate.
W. H. Harris does not claim pro
prietorship to the "greatest show on
earth,"' but he does claim to have one
of the most novel and interesting
performances ever given under can
vass. Among the features to be seen
only under the tents of the great
Nickel Plate shows are the follow ing:
The grand entre of 12 milk white
horses; Senator, the equine marvel.
the best broke trick and performing
stallion in thecountry: Harris' world
famous $10,000 challenge den of per
forming lions, trained especially for
this show, the largest in America,
the funniest knock about clowns who
ever entered a rinjr. These, and
many other features, have combined
to make the great Nickel Plate, to be
seen hen1 tomorrow, king all popu
lar price shows.
Having purchased of George M.
Loosley the entire stock of crockery,
glass, china, stoneware and cutlery
at 1009, Second avenue, and being
desirious of reducing the stock to on
able me to make extensive improve
ments in the store room. I will for a
limited time, sidl at cost any of the
goods in stock. They are all in good
order, fresh and in great variety.
P. L. M IT(.'H KI.L.
Rock Island. Aug. 2. 193.
This is the year for visiting
for renewing old acquaintances.
Probably most families will en
tertain, this summer, friends ami
relatives they haven't seen for
If, therefore, 3-011 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 Ian supply
those wants. You'll b surprised
to find how cheaply.
G. M. Looslf-y"
Crockery Store, - '
160V Second Avonui ,
Our buyer is now east buying
goods for cash, and we are
daily in receipt of new goods.
We have just received 200 dozen
fine summer underwear, worth
50c to 65c, in plain goods and
also handsome stripes.
The manufacturers felt the want
of cash; you can buy them
now from us at 25c.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Sho;
Men'8 Patent Leather from - - $5 00 ta f 3.S0
" Cordovan,;Lace or Congress - 6 00 to 4 00
" Ualf " . . 5.50 to
41 Kangaroo " - 5.50 to
4i Ca'.f " - 3.00 to
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Trim - - 4.00 to
Welt and aad.Turn - - 3.50 ir
' Dong-iUUnni. Sense and Ox. Toe 3.00 to
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneiders Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper Llonee Block.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
1809; 1811 Second Avenue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206
J3"UpholsteriDg done to order.
The most unique
lot-tare or study
chair yet devised.
It was designed es
pecially for the
It is made- of the
very best quarter
sawed Ohio white
oak and braced
with malleable iron
braces very nicely
bronzed, this giv
ing tho greatest
strength that good
material and work
manship can fur
We are exclusive egtnt
for thi chair. Don t .
miss seeing it. Just the
thine for tte ofiice. li
biary, study or reading
room. MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.