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T.r;.conif'rt an.l improvement and
V. "j,, i,T-nn:il enjoyment when
tW used. The many." who live pet
f.vln others and c"j"-v litv "lor "vith
', .. expenditure, by more promptly
hi'tiii" the world's lest products to
f, ;1m,,.,T-i of physical ln-i will attest
Zv.ikw to lit-sMtli of the pure liquid
,'...;ve principle embraced in the
rLp'.v. Svrup of Figs
p. ,"x.'i'I!e!H-e is due to its presenting
tV 0 V-.mi most acceptable and pleas
i',.t t.i t'ie t:i-te, the refreshing and truly
iv'-u ti ;:d properties of a perfect lax
' ;'vo. , i'( tu:illy cleansing the system,
jUpfl'liiiiT colds," headaches and fevers
,n"l Jvrii:inenth' curing eonstipation.
j. ci n satisfaction to millions and
lU'wftli Hp approval of the medical
JV, i 'm, lvouise it acts on the Kid-,n-
Liver and Dowels without weak-th-'in
and it is perfectly free from
tv, rv ,.!.i"r!ioiialle substance.
vrup "of Fijrs is for sale by all drtig-ri-;-in
"V and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
lii.i.ii'.v, whose name is printed on every
i.i, k:ijl . al-o the name. Syrup of Figs,
ill,! tvii.'.' well informed, you will not
fcvi'pt any s-
istitttte if otTered.
j S. r:iDY.
T. B. KKIDY.
B;:j. :" !' manacc proyiv'y or. ronsni :?:,
Oil. n'.'iruy, ru'Urt rents. a!o rurry a line of lipI
clA- ::rr triitirinre romr-anics. building lot tor
iv ii. a'.'. : tn'.l.oVrcnt ailditi.ins. Choicu rrMeurc
propcr'y ii. nil part: of the city.
R.vn: 4. Slltftii'" & Lyndc bni'.JiBE. p-mimi
lea:. :r. rt ur of Xliubcll &. Lsmle hank.
Afield day fun.
High School Sports at Twin-
THE TRI-CITIES PARTICIPATE.
A I aigeNunioerof People Knjoy the f x
or.i4e. The loo-Yard Iati, Feat, of
ThPiHliig.Lfupsanil ItK. Kail-Haven.
Iori V.oy Oefy the S.hool ianl ,,
loin In thr Kvrnli,
The annual lield day exercises par
ticipated in by the High schools of
the three cities are being held today
at the Twin-City base hall park. The
custom which has been but just fair
ly established, and in which the High
schods of the three cities are involv
in popular strife and friendly rivalry
promises to be productive' of good
results in many ways, not only in the
interesting exhibitions of sport, but
in the spirit of fellowship that is
likely to come from these 'meetings
if pioperly conducted. Recognizing
these facts the school boards of Hock
Island and Moline suspended the
High school sessions for the day, but
the Davenport board ignored the pe
tition of the scholars for a holiday
In resentment of this action, which
the boys construed to be entirely ar
bitrary, they defied the board b'v re
maining out of school anyway! and
nea'-ly all the A class and a fair rop
resc ntation of the other classes ab.
sen led themselves from school.
At th Park.
An unexpectedly large number of
people attended the exercises at
Twin-City park, and enjoyed the
sports presented. The colors of the
contesting schools were apparent
everywhere, either in neatly designed
rosettes, bows, scarfs or pendent
from paras,,l. buggy whip handles
anc canes. Among 1 hose w ho occu
pied the grand stand the fair ex
pre lominated. nor were thev ex
celled by the male representatives hi
cut husiastn manifested. Kazoo-, and
tin horn- contributed to the noise of
t he occasion.
The iirst of these field day events
occurred at lavenpn;-t two years ago.
This year it fell to Molinc's" shareto
do the honors, there being no cele
bration last year, and having no
place suitable within its eonliuos.
Twin-City ball park was -elected
as ottering the best advantages.
Nct year Hock Nland will have" an
opportunity to do the entertaining.
'.'lie ex cut- c.f the day opened w ith
a 1 '-ar. da-h. (Juy Darling, of Mo
!in . ac ting a- starter. a well as
jingo of the other feat. F.dward
llam-er. of R..rk Island, and Kay
IV k and .It li ii II a gey. of lavenport,
an I Max Whcelock. of Moline. en
teleil. K:i;u-er won in 1U e-onds.
The feat of t hrew i ng a b;ie ball the
greati-st di-lanee canie next. William
I'av. "f D:i en p rt . -ueeeedillg in
th-owing t lie -p'nere 1 io yards. sfeet.
For the running r :! jiunp. Frank
Ni bit. of Davenport. F.dward l'.am
se -, of Hi.ek 1-land. and K. Thuline.
of Moline, entered. Noblt .-.ueceeded
in covering l." feet -J inches of space
and won the laurels.
Voldt likewise carried of the hon
ors for the standing broad jump,
iii'-a-nring !' feet, his competitors be
ing the same as in the former con
tent. The I'.all glutei).
At Id o'clock the base ball game
was called between ltock Island and
Davenport, the ltock Island boys be
ing distinguished by neat black uni
forms with white trimmings and
wearing t lie colors of the school in
the shape of a ribbon, and the Dav
erport players by white suits with
red and blue striped stockings.
Charles (Irilliith. of Davenport, and
Lee Robinson, of Hock Island, were
cl risen as umpires. The opposing
teams were made up a follows:
Rtrklsluml. rn-iliHii-i Davenport.
J EaL'le alch'-r Ol al
Hi rrv AUni.i ' T'iteln-r E Bt:rtum
W liiv Sliii-ist . ...w ltart
J 11a ry Firt "- A I'art
Ii V inri nt s-mini Husi' I tciir.i' c
F Nulilt 1 1nrd Nave BP ml
Kivl'eck left Ki I I B Write
W Kunkle Cei'ior Fi-Id silvln
F Alvord Ki-ht Ku-l.i K lti ge
During the second inning Short
S'op Dart, of the Hock Islands, was
it jured and was obliged to retire.
The Rock Island boys sought to sub
stitute Walter Kong, hut Davenport
objected on the ground that he was
n t actively connected with the Rock
I.. land High school. Finally Prin
cipal Bishop was called upon to set
tle the matter as to Long's scholar
ship, and he decided that he could
nit be classed as a regular High
school pupil now. So A. Vinton was
it.trodueed in place of Dart. After
fvo men were out for Davenport in
the ninth inning, n discussion arose
a-i to a block ball, and after ID min
utes' delav Umpire Lee Robinson
(rjve the game to me i.ok isi-j
aids. 9 to U, and Rock Island was;
awarded the banner. The score
1 a 8 4 5 T X
Daverport " " 0 u 1 Au
ri.:- ..f..,..,,,,.ii- iirrnrriiiii urovided
l uia niivoivw - j-. --- i ,
for lawn tennis. Davenport vs. Rock
Island and Moline; a .;-yarot ciasn.
and foot ball between Davenport and
The popular colors of the day are:
Hock Island, red and yellow; Moline.
jellow and white: Davenport, red
Superintendent of Schools Kemble ;
find Director Folsoni. of the board of (
education, were interested observers
THE AHGUS, F1MDAY, OCTOHElt 20, 1893.
Itlv-r Towns Doomed by the Advent of the
Every succeeding j-ear brings more
convincing proof of the doom the ad
vent of the railroad has w rought to
towns situated on the banks of the
great Mississippi, and about which
once blossomed the brightest pros
pects. The decay of the river traflie
is shown now on the faces of many of
these towns where once rested prom
ise and hope. There are dozens of
such places. They were built up by
the steamboat traflie in times when
railroads were deemed nothing more
than remote possibilities. They
grew and prospered. They fed the
steamers and the steamers" fostered
them. Inland towns had but small
chance beside them, and were looked
upon with contempt as places far in
the backwoods, hopelessly remote
from the channels of commerce and
"ommunicatioH, and forever doomed
to small things. There are pathetic
sights in many of these towns now;
spectacles of former greatness now
vanished. The railroads hold all the
1 hire Wa I'ort Louisa.
Within the memory of men who
are now active on the river. Fort
Louisa, some distance below Musca
tine, was a great grain shipping
point. Half a dozen big warehouses
stood there, and there were dwel
lings, and there was a mill, and pos
sibly another industry or so. The
place had the promise of grow th and
increase. Today there is not a stick
or stone thereto remind the stranger
that men did active and proli tal.de
business there not many years ago.
Till within a few years the brick
chimney of the mill' stood, near the
river bank, and approaching nearer
to it every year as tbe soft earth cut
and crumbled into the water with
the floods. At la.-t the very site has
been absorbed by the Missis'si ppi." nd
has gone to build upa bar somew here
for Maj. Mackenzie's engineers to
work and worry over. Forty miles
or so down the river. :.. years ago.
stood Fisst Burlington. The C. B.
& li- did not cross the river there
till and there was a prosperous
town opposite the Iowa town of that
name. It is now buried under a
sandbar that chokes the channel in
front of Burlington for half its
width; the melancholy remains of
two or three tow 'heads and bars above
there in former years, all removed
by the change of currents resulting
from the construction of dams across
some of the chutes above. Today the
C B. A: road has a few stock pens
there, a siding, a track on I on to the
big bar where the steamers used to
run '." years ago. and a boarding
house for the accommodation of the
stockmen w ho may be compelled to
stay over night. There is no town.
The last sign of store or dwelling has
been taken away.
Another Vanished Town.
Six miles below there, on the Illi
nois side, in a Shoquoquon chute, in
former years, stood another lot of
warehouses. The farmers of Hen
derson and Hancock counties, used
to haul their grain and other pro
duce to them atnl jdace it there to
await the coming of the boats in the
spring. It used to be a race for the
honor of being the first to enter the
chute and tap those warehouses.
The tirst boat there after the ice went
out w as sure of a load to the guards,
and more that she could not carry.
Now there is not a fragment of ware
house or a suggestion that there
ever was one there.
ISot'kiiiKliain'H Hopes anil Fate.
But there are other places which
Used to be great shipping points that
are now completely insigniticant for
that purpose, the freight in being
limited to the small necessities of
ihe tow ns, and the freight out being
not much greater in volume. Old
Rockingham, is an example of this
sort. The very oldest of the pioneers
who still linger in this region know
how it used to be with Rockingham
in the days when the railroads had
not entered this country, and when
the swift mails came by steamer, and
when there was no other practicable
way of getting goods in or produce
out. Andalusia was iu those days a
large shipping point. Keithsburg
and New boston were likewise well
known for the freight they furnished
the boats. Much stuff was carried
up the river to them and from them
freighted in wagons to the inland
points that were then dependent
upon them. Oijuawka, was a stor
ing point in early days, but it, too,
has faded away before the approach
of the iron steed. The same is true
of Nauvoo, which promised once to
rival St. Louis.
And so this thing might be spun
out. Both banks of the Mississippi
are lined with evidences of the truth
of this declaration, that the decay of
the steaboat business has not yet
kept pace with the decay of the many
places that once enjoyed good pros
pects of future greatness along its
All members of the Retail Grocers'
Protective association are urged to
attend a meeting of the association
to be held at the Trnveling Men's
rooms at 8 o'clock this (Friday) even
ing, as business of great importance
is to be transacted.
Cuakles Oswald, Secretary.
World's Fair Kates.
Round trip tickets to Chicago are
now on sale via C, K. I. & V. rail,
way at one fare ($4.97) from Rock
Island. Return limit Nov. 15. Nine
fast express trains daily in each di
rection on the great Rock Island
BRO. JOHNSON'S JOB.
Will the Government Abolish Rock Isl
and's Custom House?
It may be that the government
will save the democratic party the
painful necessity of depriving Editor
Johnson, of the Union, of the federal
job which requires so much onerous
exertion on his part, and w hich was
the gift of Congressman Gest to him
for party service. Representative
Curtis, of Kansas, has introduced a
bill in the house to abolish a couple
of dozen of custom houses through
out the United States. It authorizes
the secretary of the treasury to add
certain customs districts, which cost
the government more than thev col
lect, to the adjoining districts! and
the saving that it w ill make in the
salaries of collectors of customs and
surveyors of the ports, clerks, ap
praisers, etc., is estimated at $Ko..
(M)p per annum. Says a dispatch:
Among the places named where
collections are to cease, under Mr.
Curtis' bill, is Burlington. Iowa, at
which point the collector last year
took in only $." in revenue and paid
out for I lie expenses of hisoHiee $178.
Another point is Galena. 111., where
the receipts were nothing and theex
At Itoek l-lau.l.
The expenses of the Rockt Island
ollice which is also to be discontin
ued, were $:V0. and the customs re
ceipts were a little more tlian
At Grant Haven, Mich., the expenses
were a little more than $5,000 and
receipts $200, and the bill proposes
to discontinue this ollice as well as
the one at La Crosse, Wis., where it
cost .,.V) to collect only $10 in reve
nues. HAVE THEY ELOPED?
M Merlons ItUappearaiM'e of a Young
A young lady employed in a con
fectionery establishment in this city
on Saturday evening resigned her
position, expressing the intention of
visiting the World's fair. While
employed there the young lady be
came enamoured of the cook of the
establishment, and it seems the af
fection was reciprocated. Her resig
nation was wholly unexpected bv her
employers, but they thought nothing
of it. On Monday morning, however,
w hen the cook fai'.ed to put in an ap
pearance, their curiosity was aroused
and upon inquiry it "was learned
that he had also ' left town.
Neither of the young people have
been heard from as yet, and their
whereabouts is a mystery. Tlie
young man is credited with making
inquiries regarding St. Louis trains,
so that whether they are in St. Louis
or Chicago, is not known.
G. A R. SOCIAL.
The F.iilertainnient at Headquarters Last
The entertainment given at G. A.
R. hall last evening proved a success
in a social and pleasurable way, as
well as financially. The affair was
directly in charge of the Relief corps
and the program presented was ex
ceedingly interesting, the supper be
ing no less an enjoyable feature.
The exercises opened with remarks
by ex-Mayor McConochie. followed by
a piano solo by J. W. Day: a recita
tion by Miss Bertha Johnson: music
by the Burris family; a recitation by
Master Virgil Jacobs: music by a
vocal quartette Messrs. Johnson
and Ehiner. Misses Lucy Coyne and
Gertrude Wilcox: citation b- Rev.
W. F. Merrell: piano duett by Misses
Alice and Ada Hemenway: recitation
by Miss Kdna Wright; music by Bur
ris family, and a vocal duet by
Messrs. Johnson and Khmer.
Henry Terry, the colored man ar
rested by Officer Ktzel for abusive
language, was discharged by Magis
trate Schrocder last evening, it be
ing found that Henry was no more
to blame than the man who pre
ferred the charge.
Yesterday evening Jonas Mayer
thought, no doubt, he would have a
feast, and with that end in view, took
a beat between Seventeenth and
Kighteenth streets and Third avenue
on the south side of the street. Faith
fully did he patrol his beat, too. and
when he thought no one was looking,
he snatched a can of oysters from the
stand in front of Passig's grocery
store. But alas for Jonas, Mr. Pas
sig's eagle eye was upon him and he.
calling John Tremann to l is aid,
pursued Jonas, and after taking the
stolen property from him, turned
him over to the police. This morn
ing Jonas told Squire Schroeder that
he took the oysters "just for fun."
and on the evidence, the 'squire
bound him over in flOO bonds, not
for fuu, but on a charge of petit lar
ceny. Jonas at the time was unable
to give bail, and so was sent to the
The Inerness came down with
eight strings of lumber. -
Tlie Volunteer and Ruth each
brought down eight strings of logs.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at noon was 1:55: the
temperature was 54.
Travel over the Rock Island bridge
yesterday footed up: Foot North.
ij92; south, 678: total, 1,370. Teams
North, 752; south, 757: total, 1,509.
The West Ram'bo, Pilot. Ruth,
Irene D. and Verne Swain came
down, aud the West Rarubo, Irene
D.. Volunteer, Pilot and Verne Swain
Simon & Mosenfelder
Wish to announce that all their departments are
now complete, showing the latest and prettiest
(and best) in
And Children's Wear.
After a careful inspection of the eastern mar
kets, selecting the choicest from each, and the
unprecedented advantages, "cash" obtained, we
are safe to say NEVER were as fine and reliable
Suits, Overcoats and Pants offered at prices we
name. We hope emphatically that we offer the
, largest assortment, the most perfect fitting gar
ments, and the lowest prices. Our customers
are always welcome to have their monev re
funded if they can do better. Fall and winter
underwear. The latest in stiff and soft hats are
shown in the largest variety and cheaper than
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Underwear. Hats, and novelties in caps. One
Price A Low One.
The finest line of
Shoes that were ever
country. Here are
Men's Pieadily Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Cap Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Congress.
Men's Yale Calf Balmoral.
Men's Columbia Calf Congress
Women's Russian Calf Hand
Tamed Cork Sole Blucher.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
at w hich we are offering our Parlor, Bedroom and Dining Room Suits,
Kitchen outfits. Stoves and House Furnishings. Its a catching display
we are making at figures as catching as a fire on a prairie.
OUR TERMS--Cash or on easy terms of pay
ment without extra charge.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
C. F. DC WEND, Manager. 18)M811 Second Avenue.
Upholstering done to order. j Open evenings till 8 o'clock.
Telephone No. 1200.
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
seen in this part of the
a few of the different
Women's Cloth Top Hand Turn
ed Cork Sole, Oxfords, just
the thing to wear with Over
Women's plain aud Tip Hand
Turned Cork Sole .Shoe. tbe
only shoe that will assure
dry feet, and lots.iof other
different styles, all of which
cau be had in width from A
toE, and all styles of Rub
bers from S to W.
CASH STORE, 1712 Second Avenue.
Notbe scores of bargains caught
by buyers of our Furniture, Car
pets. Stoves and House Furnish
ings, and you'll certainly be
caught napping and miss the
chances we arc offering if you
deiay making a purchase. The
stock is on wheels so to speak,
aud is running right away
from us. It's a home run. too,
and you'll miss a point if you
don't make some of the runs
come in your direction. That's
easily enough done at the figure
MIXED HOUSE l' uNit
WHITE LEAf, ETC
MO Third .Wi-ue
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