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THE AEGUS, SATU11DAY, AUGUST 20, 1893.
Frintrs comfort and improvement and
4 to personal cniovnicni wnen
Jji'litly used, me many, who live oei-
r than otnersanu enjoy me more, wun
expenditure, lv more promptly
I. ,1'intiti" the world's liest products to
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Tie IH'f'lrt OI pn vmi ill wiiii;, mil ittiei.
tiio value to health of the pure liquid
'iNative principles embraced in the
niiu.iv, Syrup of Firs
j; excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
'11 1 1" the taste, the refreshing and truly
m U'lu'ial properties oi n jhticci lax-
ativc; CllOCluauy cii'aiisini; uiu : nieiu,
mlling colds, liea-laclies and levers
:l!l'l pcniianciuiy i-unnu, (iiir-iifaLuiii.
It has piven satisfaction t; millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, hecause it acts on the Kid
neys, l.iver and Bowels without weak
niinj: them and it is perfectly free from
everv objectionable substance.
s'run of Firs is for sale by all drug-ri-ts
in "iiic ami $1 bottles, but it is inan
ufai'tiire.i by the California Fijr Syrup
L'n.only, wliose name is printed on every
package, also the name. Syrup of Figs,
aiul In-iuir well informed, you will not
fccept any substitute if otlcrcd.
J B. rSIDY.
T. I!. KKIDY.
Bny, n' mid ir.nnago property on commission,
o:in mimoy. ro'Uct rent?, alo carry a line of firt
tla? Are Insurance companies, huiMIng lot 'or
in all 'hi ilUi reut additions. Choice resilience
property in all parts of the city.
Room 4, .Mitchell & Ljmlc building, frronnd
floor, in rear of M itchell & Lynde hank.
Wholes lie Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors
KHG nd 1618 Third Av
(Successor to n. WEXDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
-"rit and Workmanship Guar
anteed the Hest.
Coating and Repairing Done.
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En is P -3
EARLY TRACK TALK
Some Past History of the Rock
THE FIBST I RIDGE AT THIS POINT.
An Intei-PHtlng Alflren on the Subject
The Retirement of MaHter Merhnnlc
Morrill and i he rromotltiu or Foreman
Storks (Jem ml New of the Kail and
the Men who Control and Traverne It.
At a meeti lg of pioneers held at
Dos Moines the other day, George F.
Henry, formerly of Davenport, read
a paper on tl e early railroad history
of the west. The iron horse crossed
the Mississippi nt this point, and his
westward pr ress was first made
from here, so the following h:ls more
than a passing interest here:
'The Chicago & Rock Island Rail
road company was organized in 151,
Judge Grant." then of Davenport and
now decease I, being its first presi
dent, and Wi s completed to Hock Isl
and in 1854. It was the first rail
way connecting the lakes with the
Mississippi river, and was con
structed on practical! v the route
designated in 1S28 in A Sketch of
the Geographical route of a Great
Railway, between the Atlantic States
and the Great Valley of the Missis
sippi." In the fall'of 1S52 surveys
wire' made for a railroad which
should have its initial point at Daven
port anil he practically an extension
of the Chicago & Kock Island, then
-u'pi. 'i. tt,K, the contract was
let fur the first work on the bridge
across the Mississippi between Dav
enport and Kock Island. The struc
ture was omplctcd April '.'7, 1S.5G
j ins was mo ursr oriuge wntcli span
ned the Mississippi. Much litiga
tion followed, instituted by the gov
ernment and steamboat owners, and
April i. 1S0O, aii order was issued by
juoge i.ove in a case oefore him,
quiring th tt the three spans an.l
three p.ers of the bridge on the west,
"i ioa moo oi ine mmuicoi me
rtyer, be icmoved as a nuisance.
That learnt d judge, in his opinion.
speaking ol the effect of allowing thi
particular bridge to remain, with the;
probability, as he says, if this pro-j
cedent bo established, of having rail-i
road bridgi s in no great period of
time at every 4 or ;) miles of Its
course, asks this question:
'What, then, would bo the future
consequence of bridging this river at
short internals, w hen in the course of
events the commerce floating upon it '.
shall have increased until it will sur- r':l
nass in amount am! '"ramleur all that I I he La
ever entered into the most cxrravn- !
gant calculations of the economist,
all thedreamingenlhusiast ever saw
in glowing and splendid vision?
J hcreforc. he says,
deeply sensible of the
although I am
sacrifice in vol veil in the removal of
this bridge, yet I consider it trilling
compared to the great mischief which
must inevitably flow from the prece
dent if maintained".
'This was the view of one of the
truly emii cut men of his day and
generation, and yet how imperfectly
did he foresee the growth and devol-
opmeni, oi me rauroau irauic oi me
future upon this and similar bridges.
and to what enormous extent it
would surpass the commerce of the
upper Mississippi even as seen by the
'This order of Judge Love's was
reversed, however, by the supreme
court, mainly on the ground that the
removal of the three spans and piers
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referred to would not remedy the ob-
struction cmipluined of, which chief
ly grew out of the location of the
oraw pier, w ncli was on the Illinois i
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which was on the Illinois
side of tl e stream, and thus not
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I Llllll LIIIT 111 lllil LllfU I'L L L I
retaining the name of the Chi - ;
Island Pacific Railroad
At this time Aug. 21,
18C6 the main line extended to
Kellogg, in Jasper county. It was
completed and operated into this
citv in 18( 7, and into Council Bluffs
in June, 1369 "
Mr. Stocks' Kxtended Duties.
In consequence of the resignation
of J. E. M rrill as master mechanic
of the C, R. I. & P. at Davenport,
a notice h is been issued from head
quarters, announcing Air. Morriu s
retirement, ami tnai me position oi
master mechanic of the eastern Iowa
division vill be abolished. W. II.
Stocks, g neral foreman at Rock Isl
and, will n addition to his other du
ties overs ie the locomotive audf car
departme it of the eastern Iowa di
vision, including the shops at Daven
port. His headquarters will remain
in Rock Idand, and all reports here
tofore made to Mr. Morrill will here
after be niade to Mr. Stocks."" This
. . . J ,. .. , , .. gi'io oraui aim otner gamiv para-
court which was hunted to the r,,H.rna,ia of ollu.. & tnu ra5n
middle ,f the stream. It w,l 1 U-1 1 1 pass through Rock Island.it will
interest von to know that . S t . i
. . ... no doubt attract much attention.
Reverdy Johnson was of tne conn- AU h lhm, is inak.ation that
sel for the railroad in the supreme t,u ffy wm ))e ft.Ui(,
court and Abraham Lincoln was the w anxUma t(, t,atch
attorney for the lirosecutor. 1 ho 1 ,. ' . , , . , ...
. . 1 . ,, glimpse of the bowhiskored Kansans
iiuestion at issue was subsequently T i i . i i i .i i i- . ,
I 7, ' . - , 1 , ., who have held the public eye to such
settled by the supreme court of the a 1;U.,rtl ,,xttut
United StPtes, when it was held that ' " ' '. ,
the act of congress declaring a simi- J 1,0 sensational charges against
lar bridge at Clinton '-a lawful sti uc- Grand Chief D. G. Ramsay, of the
turc," war constitutional and con- Brotherhood ot .Railway Telegraph
elusive u on the courts. Many a ;rs which were preferred by the
ride did I have as a boy on the draw hdge at Omaha, have boon given a
of that lirs-t bri.l"e. The railroad was black eye by the directors of the
competed to Iowa City Jan. 1. isr.fi: -rotherhood. A dispatch from Torre
the Chiea-o Rook Island & Pacilic Iml., says that M. I. Pierson,
Railroad conii.any was incorporated tll;lt ".v. director and one of the
March 2H. lSoti, and on July L"J. 1S55, ?rand ollieers of the organization,
bought all the l.roi.ortv and fran- "''flares that no action had boon
chises of the M. & M. company. taktMI ,r "("lltl l,, tak-n 011 t'"-1
Au-r l, ISr.G. the Chica-o & Rock charges, for the reason that the same
Island company, and the Chicago, allegations against Grand Chief Rani
Kock Islai d & Pacilic company wore soy were thoroughly investigated by
consolidated, the consolidated com- a Icial committee of seven at the
notice and order is signed by G. F.
Wilson, superintendent of motive
power and equipment of the road.
When Mr, MorFill first came west
to run an engine, he was the first en
gineer to run a coal burning locomo
tive in this section. At that time
all locomotives were burning hard
wood as fuel, he being sent-here to
introduce the coal burning locomo
tives. After his 31 years of active
service for the Kock island road, Mr.
Morrill will retire next Friday to cn
jov his remaining davs in recreation
The new duties which the change
bring to Mr. Stocks simply give
Kock Island the advantage of having
another important branch of the
Kock Island train service brought to
KiimhlitiKH on the Rail.
Milnor Custer, of the Q. office
force, is visiting at Xeponset.
The work train on the Q. was
pulled off today to further reduce the
Receiving Clerk W. V. Stafford, of
the Q.. went to Chicago with the
Passenger train No. 11 coming
west on the C, R. I. & P. road last
evening, ran down a man at La
Mrs. W. G. Hosier, wife of Supt.
Rosier of the Q.. is in Davenport,
where her son is receiving medical
Miss Agnes I5ixby( has resinned
her portion as stenographer at the
C'll. &Q., after some time spent
at the fair.
Switchman J. O. Logan and Fore
man J. Ponder, it is said, will don
their "Prince Alberts" and silk hats
next month and take in the fair.
Supt. Conlin and Assistant Supt.
Nichols, of the C, R. I. & P., were
in the city the most of last week on
business connected wilh the road.
Rtakenian Charles Muse, of the
Rock Island, is homo after nine days
of good hard work at the fair, and
re-.they say he is conipleielv worn out.
h is estimated that exclusive of
tlt, 11)iitiu the niilr0!l(ls (.arri(.(l 150
I people from Rock Island and vicini
: ty to the World's fair on the occasion
of the Illinois day ceremonies.
Conductor Curtis and Hrakeman
Hanson, of the Rock Island, contem
plate taking a trip to the fair in the
near future, their caboose having
gone to Davenport for repairs.
Night Yardmaster Wahl, who re
signed hist evening, was replaced by
W. S. lliincau. who immediately pre
ceded Mr. Wahl here, but who was
transferred to the day vards at Feo-
Crosse train on the Hur-
nyinghereat 9:50 in the
morning and arriving at 5:05 in the
afternoon, has been withdrawn. No
disposition has yet been made of the
The Q. has reduced the telegraph
force at Bcardstown one man. 15v
making this change, Fred Work,
of lieardstown. relieves G. E. Nelms,
the day operator here, and Mr.
Nelms in turn relieves Night Opera
tor Warren and Mr. Warren will be
transferred from here to Port Hyron
Jnction or Rio.
IV, vision Agent Mack, of the C, IV
& o has returned from a trip down
the Rock Island & St. Louis division.
where he met and traveled over some
of the line with Vice President Har
ris, who is out on a tour of inspection
and who reports all business looking
I up, the crop prospects bright and
.commerce improving every day.
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looted bv Kansas as the railway to
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t:iiii us tuucim pai in i -iiicago,
during that state's week at the
World's fair. A soecial train will
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convey the tiooulisl do eirntion. inul
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I the retinue will be resplendent in
111 ! .,
- ""1 coum-uuou ai loronio ami
j10""11 lounuanon. conse-
T " J ",v 1 u.oppeu.
Labor Day I'rovluination.
Mayor Medill this morning issued
the following proclamation relative
to the observance of Labor day, Sept.
4, for the proper celebration, of
which the tri-city organizations have
Monday, Sept. 1th, being the day
set aside as Labor day, I do hereby
recommend that business be general
ly suspended ir this city upon said
day, and that all citizens having at
heart the interests of the laborer
will join in the proper observance of I
the day. T. J. Medill, Jk., 'i
Rock Island, Aug. 26, 1893.
The Weather Forecast
For the next 24 hours, fair to
day and Sunday; slightly warmer to
day and southerly winds, slightly
cooler Sunday and westerly winds. "
INTO THE COURTS.
The-' First Avenue Property
Holders Seek Redress.
THE NATURE OF THE APPEAL
Claim That the K. I. A P. Road Hub no
Legal Track Right There, and They Pray
the Circuit Court to Settle the Matter
Nature of the Suit and Claims Set up.
Late yesterday afternoon City At
torney J. L. Haas on behalf of Peter
Stelck. J. W. Brackett, J. M. Hoards
ley, 1). G. White, W. O. Negus. John
Rogue and Fred llass, tiled in the of
fice of the clerk of the circuit court
a bill in chancery praying the court
to compel the R. I. & P. railway to
vacate First avenue. The bill sets
forth in the first place the various
ordinances under which the road is
occupying the avenue between Elev
enth and Fifteenth streets, and holds
that such ordinances are invalid. It
is set forth that the complainants
live on First avenue, and that the
company occupies almost the entire
street, rendering it. useless as a thor
oughfare, and that bv runniiiLr the
trains in a manner in which it does,
and in fact doing all the business of
the company on the street. Iheir
property is permanently damaged.
It was always assumed on the part of
the railroad company that the street
is only 8;) foot wide, but according
to the original jdat the street at its
widest place is 2CJ feet, and by oper
ation of law runs down to the river
The prayer is that the railroad
company take up and remove such
tracks as would be considered loca
ted there without authority of law,
and put the street, as far as circum
stances will permit, into the condi
tion in which it was before the rail
road entered; that it further make
to the property owners reasonable
compensation for the injury and dam
age which they have sustained so far;
and that upon final hearing the rail
road be restrained by the order of the
court from maintaining and operat
ing the objectionable tracks and
from running and operating cars or
trains over them.
What Ih Smicht.
When seen on the subject this
morning. Mr. Haas said the property
holders did not seek to deprive the
road of its moans of entry into the
city, but to compel it to abandon
unnecessary tracks and along so much
of the avenue as is included between
Eleventh and Fifteenth to require
the company to place its tracks on a
trestle built out into the river. The
controversy between the property
holders and the R. I. & P. road has
been long existing and has been be
fore the council on numerous occa
sions on the question of vested rights,
and it is quite probable that now
that it has been carried into the
courts, a long and complicated legal
fight will ensue.
RAPIDS PILOTS OUT.
A Dozen of Them Suspended fur 311 1nyn
What it. IMeuuit.
The licenses of 12 Rock Island rap
ids pilots have been suspended for 3d
days by the local hoard of steamboat
inspectors whose headquarters are at
Dubuque. The action is supposed to
have been caused by the determina
tion the pilots have evinced to pilot
no boat over the rapids whose regu
lar pilot was not a member of the
Pilots' association. It is judged that
the local board is inclined to frowu
upon this attitude of the men who
have a monopoly of the rapids busi
ness, and that they have applied the
whip in the shape of a suspension of
These 12 men are the only licensed
rapids pilots the only men compe
tent to guide rafters and packets
through the narrow anil devious
channel between LoCl.iire and Rock
Island, especially at the present
stage of low water. The owner of
any boat crossing the rapids in either
direction without one of these men at
the wheel, is subject to a line. Now
these men are denied the right of go
ing on with their work; there are no
others capable or licensed to take it
up; the river traffic must therefore
cease unless the order is revoked.
Mills in the tri-cities and at all
points down the river must close
down as soon as the supply of logs in
their booms gives out. at the best
within a week's time. The Diamond
Jo and the packet Verne Swain have
their own rapids pilots, and so are
An Appeal for Relief.
As soon as the fact became known
yesterday there was a conference of
mill owners, and an appeal signed by
them was telegraphed to Secretary
Carlisle and will be sent at once to
Supervising Inspector John D. Sloan,
at St. Paul. '
The pilots involved are D. Holsap
plc. Andrew Coleman, John Lan
caster, West Rambo, the Dorrances,
the Suiters and Orrin Smith.
The llarlier's May Parade.
The boss barbers are to have a
meeting at the shop of Peter Hevcr
ling tomorrow; afternoon to adopt
measures looking to turning out in
the Labor day parade. . The manip
ulators and decorators of mugs
would make an extensive adjunct to
the organizations in line, if all that
are in the three cities turn out.
Our buyer is now east
goods for cash, and
daily in receipt of new goods.
We have just received 200 dozen
fine summer underwear, worth
50c to 65c, in plain goods and j
also handsome stripes.
The manufacturers felt the want
of cash; you can buy them
now from us at 25c.
Take Your Pick
from our very large stock of exceed
ingly choice Furniture. We're having
a sale for the benefit of our customors.
Money is a good thing to have cow,
and it's all the same to you whether it
. conies to you from saving or earning
it. You can't save money any faster
or to better advantage than bv buying
our stock of Furniture, which is going at PRICE CRASHING RATES.
In the Furniture trade in the three cities we have no competition
Others may aspire to folloM", but it's at such a distance in the rear that
the idea of imitation is not suspected. To close out the season's stock
of Lawn Goods we quote the following prices:
Lawn Chairs $1.0. worth $2.7 S.
Settees S3. 00,
CASH OR .CREDIT.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
18t9, 1811 SeconcTA venu 3
C. F. DSWBND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1205
l3S0pt-n evenings till 8 o'clock.
Schneider's Bargain Counters.
Now Ready 16 Counters to select from.
COUNTEl! Xo. 1.
Worth fo.OO to $3.50 for $3.75.
Counter Xo. 3.
Worth 3.50 for $2.7e.
Counter Xo. 0 Worth ?2.50 for ?1.H5.
Counter Xo. C. j Counter Xo.
Worth $2.50 to $3.00 for $175. Worth $1.75 for $1.40.
Counter Xo. 8.
Worth $1.50 for $3.25.
Counter Xo. 10.
Cloth top lace and button,
$1.00 for $3.00.
( oat Khoeta.
Counter Xo. 12. Goat shoes worth $2.75 to $3.00 for $2.
Mlne' feirhool dhoew.
Counter No. 13 Counter No, 14.
Worth $2.25 for $1.50. i Worth $1.35 to $1.50 for $1.00
Counter Xo. 15. ' Counter No. 16.
Children's school shoes worth$l. 35 i Various Infants shoes regardless
to $2.00 for $1.00. I of cost. e
Women's Oxfords and Men's Low Shoes regardless of cost.
GEO, SCHNEIDER, Cental Shae Store Ml Second imt, v
LINSET OIL; WHITE LEAD, ETC
1610 Third Avenue
Worth 11.00 for $3.00.
Worth $3.00 for 2.25.
Worth $3.50 to $1.50 for $2.00
Counter No. 11.
Worth $3.50 for $2.50.
MIXED HOUSE PAINTS: