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THE A11GUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1893.
Friiier comfort and improvement mid
tni'U to personal enjoyment when
ri'.'litly used. I'10 many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
li-s ( xpoii'liturc, by more promptly
mlaptinir the world's, best products to
the needs f physical Wuitr, will attest
the value to liealtii of the pure liquid
laxative principle embraced in the
rl-i.l.'.iv, Syrup of Figs
Irs excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant t the taste, the refreshing and truly
i, m ftcial properties of a perfect lax
ative: effectually cleansing the system,
di-iiH lling colds, headaches and fevers
ami permanently curing constipation.
It lias pi?n satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it nets on the Kid
ih'vs. Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drng-iri-ts
in 50e and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
l'o. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name. Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
.1 R ..IvIDV.
T. I?. KtclDY.
!!':. t-clt iiiul niaiM.L'i' projicity on rommiarinn,
on, money, ro li c t roi t , a!o carry a line of flint
e':i!"i fire Insurance companies, bniliUng lot 'or
"Hi- in nli 'lied.fferont addition?. Choice residence
property In nil parti" of the c'.ty.
Room 4, Mitchell 4 Lynde building, prnnnd
inoj. in rear of Mitchell & Lynde hnnk.
Wholes lie Deader and Importer of
Wines and Liquors
IGlf, nd 1C1S Third Av
(Successor to II. WEXrtT,)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Strret.
f-?rit and Workmanship (iuar
Mitecd the liest.
C eaning and Repairing Done.
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D rl j I
WILL RAIN RESULT?
Is the Famous Kansan a Jewell
in His Line?
EXPERIMENTING IN MUSCATINE.
The lror-B Kmployrri a Secret, hnt a Sim
ple One The KrroneouH Impression a
tothpl'ae of Kxptcmives-Ciieaiiral ami
:" l'BI t Make the IlraveiiH Weep -I'rosperlt
When the clouds gathered Satur
day evening people thought Rainma
ker V. IS. Jewell, the Kansan. who
began operations on Muscatine Island
Saturday had succeeded, ami when,
later in the night, the chill set in in
the atmosphere., it was attributed
forthwith to Jewell's tampering with
the clei.ients. Everybody in this
section, more particularly of course
the farming community, is deeply in
terested in the outcome of Jewell's
initial experiment in the neighbor
hood. The wizard prepares his
chemicals w ithin his own car and his
secret is kept within his own bosom.
The 0MTHthiK Car.
The operating ear is described by
the Muscatine News-Tribune as an
ordinary caboose. No. 5:'?.'?. of the C,
H. I. & r. railway, whose interior is
arranged to suit the convenience of
the ocei pant, the front portion be
ing utilized as a living apartment
for Mr. Jewell, his wife and boy,
who constantly accompany him on
his trips, and the rear is fitted up
with e osets for storing apparatus
and con ains boxes of chemicals, jars
and oth -r necessary equipments for
the rain-making business. The e
perimet t is made with four earthen
jars each of four or five gallons ca
pacity, in which is stored a combina
tion of five chemicals and a cap is fit
ted over these connecting with two1
copper :ubes running to the roof of
the car. and from which the gas gen
erated curls forth, ascending and dis
sipating in the upper atmosphere.
In order to generate the gas a cur
rent of electricity is introduced hy
means of .i wire connecting with the
copper tubes, which are perhaps -J
inches in diameter, with the tele
graph wire along the railway, the
current thus obtained being suffici
ently s-ronr for the purpose. The
cheniie lis used are of course a valua
ble secret, which is never divulged
to any outside the wizard's mystic
circle. :.n! are prepared by lr. Smith,
of (ioodland. Kau. The proecs.- is
partial y origin;.; with Mr. Jewell,
who aiso embodies in his scheme
some or' the principles employed by
Frank Melbourne. who sprang into
national iirtoricl v a eon pie of years
ago as a rainmaker.
rtiilii -epl.jr of ti:e I'riirrs-.
The philosophy of the process is
explail ed thiisly : The chemicals
when lediieod to a gaseous state are
intenst ly hot and the gas naturally
arises -o a hili altitude, one gallon
ofchetiicals alone producing l.r.0i;l
cubic feet of gas. This gas pos
sesses the peculiar quality of going
from one extreme of temperature to
another, and on reaching the upper
strata .f air. say ."..o n) feet above the
earth, becomes severely cold, thus
causing a cold wave or current which
mustflway-s exist before a rainfall.
The cold current result in the for
mation of the nimbus or black rain
cloud, closely followed by a precipi
tation And thus it is that the Hood
gates of the sky are opened and the
genial, refreshing shower comes.
A single operation requires about
3D niit ute.s. after which the chem
icals are renewed and a rainfall may
be ant cipatcd after the first six hours,
thong i several days may elapse ere a
favorable result is attained. It is
said that the apparent condition of
the sky lias little or nothing to do
with the success of the experiment,
providing no high wind prevails as
it is prone to carry the gas too far
from i he point of operation and dif
fuse r so widely as to impair its po
tency and usefulness. Experience
teaches that there may be a greater
quantity of moisture in the air. on a
fair. lear day than on a cloudy one,
and tliis is frequently shown by in
struircnts devised to register the
humidity of the atmosphere. The
moist lift- being less collected perme
ates the air more uniformly on clear
duvs when the particles rf watery
element are excessive. People who
had an idea that rockets or bombs
were to be used were surprised to
learn the simplicity of the modus
I ll-t Kllrr'''.
Mr Jewell's operations hachccn
invariably crowned with siiciesssl)
far, snd he is sanguine that lu.s trial
in this locality will be no exception.
He ii tends to remain on the island
five days, that being the limit of his
longi st stay at any one point, and
wilfpersist in his operations until a
rainf ill is produced", w hich usually
occurs within 4S hours after the time
he be gins to work.
It was in response to the request
of C. H. Vail and other prominent
"rowers of the luscious melon that
Mr. .Tew ell was ordered to Muscatine,
coming direct from Chickasaw. In
dian territory, which place he left
Thuisday afternoon, after preciptat-in"-
four inches of rain within 30
ho'iirs. Among the towns previously
visit-.nl was Duncan, I. T., where
nine months of uninterrupted
drouth drove the residents al
most to destruction. Five days'
labor there brought a copious dis
charge from the seemingly parched
skies" und so delighted were the peo
peoj le that they presented Mr. Jew
ell with a testimonial in which they
expressed their grateful appreciation.
Phillipsburg, Kan., was visited twice
and a rainfall of and 1J inches,
respectively, was the result. At
Liberal, near the border of No Man's
Land, be brought clown a splendid
rain, and at Sugden 2 inches fell.
Three rains in live days was the
record at Goodland and Jennings,
Kan., while at Mankato, Madura.
Dodge City and Pratt, equal good
luck attended his efforts.
Mr. Jewell is an intelligent young
man of 3D years who is a devoted
student of "meteorology, as might be
supposed, and his charming, wife,
who accompanies him on all expedi
tions, is deeply interested in his
unique anil useful work.
No SuoeesM Thus Far.
Upo date Mr. Jewell has not hurt
the feelings of the clerk of the weath
er sufficiently to cause any weeping
on the part of the elements. There
was a li-minute shower nt Muscatine
Saturday morning, but Jewell claims
no credit for that.
Two Panels Drawn Toiluy to Serve in the
The following panels of jurymen
were drawn today to serve at the Sep
tember term of the circuit court:
Canoe Creek Eugene Sheppard.
Coe George Bruner.
Port Hyron Lewis Colgrove.
Hampton Henry Henks, Jr.
South Moline K. II. Trevor, Krick
Drava. W. C. Wilson. George
tard, John Dierks.
Moline W. 11. Hillhouse.
Gibson, 1J. Johnson, J. A. Tolen,
Charles Goodwine. Gust Danelson. J.
M. Frey, M. Olscn. Charles Grant,
W. Dohrn. Jacob Ilagcr. M. Donahn.
Hock Island Thomas Downing,
Henry Fisher, Elmore Plakesley, F.
Lloomquist, J. Spcllman, G. Fastet,
Paul Kamscr. 15. Winter.
South Rock Island John Kay.
Coal Valley John Iecs.
ltural A. J. Simmons, Long
Edgington James Dougherty.
Buffalo Prairie Nick Lenz. Martin
Moline C. A. Johnson, Ellsworth
Mapes. J. Meersnian, Henry lleese,
(Just Erickson, Fred Grip. W. M.
Goldsworth, Myron Jordan, V.. B.
McKecver. John Cheeney. G. H.
Chase. J. M. Murray. John Haline,
J. H. Miller. Charles Peterson. C. A.
Lindhet g. -
Hock Island Frank Neweomb.
Frank Eckhart, Thomas Davis. Hugh
Murray. Fred Anderson, Charles
i.ergquist. O. M. Iicaugh, Lafayette
Cameron, G. Miller, II. Goetake, Dan
Corkcn. Charles Case. Louis Mosen
fclder. Gust Klotz. August Newquist.
South liock Island Melvin Mc
Kay, W. II. Sanderson.
Black Hawk Samuel M. Johnston.
Bowling J. L. Martin.
Buffalo Prairie II. Degall.
Tlir?e Dist inguished Foreign Gentlemen in
the City on an Inspection.
Messrs A. Camere, of Paris, Paul
Bigaux. of Charleville. and Henri
Cavcrnicr, of Lyons. France, three
distinguished French government en
gineers, are in the city today looking
over the various engineer works in
this vicinity. They arrived at the
Harper this morning, and having let
ters from Brig. Gen. Thomas L.
Casey, chief of engineers. Washing
ton. to all the engineer oflices
throughout the country, called at
once at Maj. Mackenzie's office. They
are making a general tour of the
United States, visiting all works of
interest, especially river and harbor
Vioitetl the Island.
In company with the genial Col.
Durham, assistant engineer, they
visited the Bock Island arsenal this
morning, and were taken through
the various shops, etc., under the
guidance of Lieuts. Thompson anil
Schon. They expressed themselves
as very much pleased with all they
saw. This afternoon they went out
to inspect the methods of work em
ployed in the construction of the
These gentlemen have been visit
ing the World's fair and engineers'
congress for the last two weeks, and
are now en route to Yellowstone park
and other points of interest in the
The Sidney will be dow n
The Verne Swain was
The Pittsburgh passed
The F. Weyerhauser brought down
eight strings of logs
The river is falling at the rate of
about an inch and a half in 24 hours.
The Mary Morton passed down
yesterday. She was 21 hours late on
account of low water.
The stage of water at Rock Isl
and bridge at noon today was 1:80;
the temperature was 70.
The Silver Crescent is going to
take the South Koek Island Sunday
school to Linwood Friday.
Pocahontas Council No. 5. I. O. K. M.
All members are requested to be
present luesclay evening, Aug. 8th.
Business of importance.
Miss. John Evans, Pocahontas
Hilda Hedbekg, K. of li.
Attempt to Wreck a Rock Isl
and Passenger Train.
WESTERN TACTICS IN ILLINOIS.
The Limited K.xprem Runs Into a Tile of
Ties, Near Moline .Some of Them are
Driven into the lOnicine I ntll It Is Impos
sible to Remove Them Flit II This City is
Reached A Narrow Kscape From a
A most devilish and villainous at
tempt to wreck the Kansas City lim
ited express on the Koek Island road
due here at 11:05 p. m., was made a
mile ami a half east of Moline last
night, the engine pulling 11 coaches
and running at a hig.' rate of speed,
dashing into a pile of logs which had
been systematically placed on the
track for the purpose of ditching the
Saw the Obstruction.
Engineer Uind observed the ob
struction on the track as he ap
proached and he gave a signal of
alarm, thinking it was a cow or a
human being, but the train was mov
ing so rapidly that he was unable to
stop until he had run by, and he got
into Moline before an investigation
was made. There an examination of
the engine, SHI, by the engineer and
Conductor Caffey in charge of the
train, discovered two logs driven sol
idly into the trucks Under the
cow catcher. The logs were so
firmly and evenly fastened that
it lookeil almost as if they had been
deliberately placed there while
the train was standing still, ami were
held so strongly that the front wheels
of the truck were lifted off the rails
two inches. Finding the logs could
not be removed in Moline the train
came on to Bock Island where the
engine was placed on the turn-table
and the legs taken out.
Discovered in the Morning.
In the morning the crew of an ear
ly train going out on the C, B. & Q.
telephoned back to Rock Island from
Port Byron Junction that a number
of ties were piled up on the track
near there, and track men were at
once sent out and the logs were re
moved. It seems, though, that Ihe fiendish
attempt was made again last night,
anil it is a wonder that the limited
express eseajied as well as it did.
I.ocal World's Fair Visitors.
Paul Hamilton went up to Chicago
John T. Noftsker left for Chicago
Dr. George Babcock left last even
ing for Chicago.
Miss Maud Huesing left for Chica
go this morning.
Louis Schmidt and wife went up to
the fair last evening.
M. W. Davis left a week's visit to
the fair this morning.
Robert Fullerton ami wife left for
Chicago this morning.
Miss Lydia Range left for Hickory
Grove and Chicago todav.
George McDonald and Will Carl
left last evening for Chicago.
W. F. Gradv left for Chicago Sat
urday evening on business and pleas
Clarence Blakeslev and Walter
Campbell are in Chicago taking in the
M. C. Rice, of the London Clothing
company, went up to Chicago last
H. D Folsom and wife and Mi
Belle Folsom left for Chicago this
Mrs. Dean and daughter. Miss Ab-
bie, returned from Chicago Satur
W. H. Stocks, master mechanic of
the C. R. I. & P.. left for Chicago
F. H. Hummer went up to Chicago
Saturday evening and returned yes
terday with his wifj and child.
Louis Moscnfelder, accompanied
by Mrs. Alphons Moscnfelder, went
up to Chicago yesterday morning.
Mrs. Mosenfelder will be joined bv
her husband in about 10 davs.
The board of education of Rock
Island has for sale a new issue of ii
per cent school bonds, one of the saf
est investments that is to be found at
this time. Apply to
J. F. Robinson. Pres.
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 cheaply.
G. M. Looslev
1604 Second A venae.
so successfully inaugurated last Thursday will continc this week.
The opportunity to buy staple and seasonable Dry Goods at bar
gain prices is exceptional and people really interested in saving
money just now will not fail to take advantage of our offerings.
The Midsummer sale of Muslin Underwear is a marked success
as the crowded condition of this department Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, bears testimony. During this week you can still bli
the cheapest and, price considered, the best Muslin Underwear
ever offered in this vicinity at much below the cost 01 material
The best things always go first. Don't delay and perhaps not be
able to get what you want later. 9
XSgrWe quote a few Nine Days Wonder Sale items:
In muslin underwear our 2oe
lot our 50c lot.
Children's good muslin draw
(ood muslin corset covers Jc.
Children's twilled waists 9c.
and a room full of other equally
Ladies' white linen waists fl
The 50c kind 39c.
Ladies' Jersey ribbed vests
25c ones go for hbc; 20c kind for
Misses' Jersey ribbed vests
20c quality for 9c.
The wonder Gloria umbrella
may not last the week out, C3c.
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 - - 5 00 to $3.P6
" Cordovan, Lace or Ootgress - 6.00 to 4.03
" Calf " " - 5.50 to 40
" Kangaroo 4i - 5.50 to 40
; Calf 41 . 3.00 ro 2.10
Women's Cloth Top Pai. Trim - - 4.00 to .-'.
Welt and eland Turn - - j?.fi ) tr 2 ft
" Dong-li(Jnm. Seas ind o.v. Toe -1.00 n 2x
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
H-rper fljuse Blocic.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
189, 1811 8econd Aver.u
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206
ISjfUpholsteriDg don to order.
. -- DEALER IV.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC
- 1610 Third Av?nu.
Best indigo olue calico. 5c a
Fancy furniture prints. 3.1 e a
Ladies' canvas hclts, 3c.
Fancy perforated leather belts
Ladies" leather bodice belts,
25c quality sell at 14c.
A very special value lot of silk
mitts, reduced from 5nc to 34c
for the "Wonder Sale."
Many tempting items at
Wonder Sale"' prices in the
linen department, as well as all
through our stores.
re B ROS.
1724 and 1 726 Second ave.
The most unique
lect.ire or study
chair yet devised".
It was designed es
pecially for the
It is made of the
very best quarter
sawed Ohio white
oak ami 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 r-rtnt
tor thi chair. llon't
miss trfinp it. Juet the
ttiina for the oflice. li
liary, dludy or lentUm?
MIXED HOUSE PAlVTfc
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