Newspaper Page Text
She JaUg gn;g5.
HOCK ISLAND XU.XS'OXS, Tharsiay, March 1. 1377. From th St. LoxtU Btpublican. WESTERN RIVER IMPROVE MENTS. Viewi of at Experienced Steamboat Captain on the Subject. The subject of western river improve ments is just now attracting a great deal of attention from all parties interested either in river navigation or river com merce. It was always important, but be comes more immediately pressing iu view of the success of Capt Eads's operations at the mouth of the Mississippi. Much is required to be done on the upper rivers, to realize the full benefit of what is being ac complished below. The following commu nication from an experienced steamboat captain will be read with interest; Rock Island, Feb. 12. 1877. Editor Republican. Having read the essay delivered by Chas. M. Scott before the St. Loui9 board of trade, February 3, on "River Improve ments, and Why They are not successful on the Western Rivers." and as this is a subject of such vital importance, not only to steamboat men, but to all citizens of the Mississippi valley, and more especially to those of St. Louis, 1 beg leave to give my views and experience in regard to this im portant subject. I was engaged during the seasons of 1S(3, 1874 and 185 as captain of the U. S. steamer Montana and as assistant in charge of her operations under Col. J. N.Macomb, corps ot engineers U. S. A., who has had chargo of the improvement of the Upper Mississippi river between St. Paul and the mouth of the Illinois river for the last six years The Montana was provided with one of Long's scrapers, which, while it was effective in 'making a temporary channel through the most difficult sandbars,yet the process was necessarily slow, and the channel thus made would only last until the next rise in the river, when the sand would till it up, and make it as bad as it was previous to the dredging. We thought that the Upper Mississippi could be iny vr0-ved permanently by means of wing dams to be built where thfie was an island in the river ffno-1 channel on either side of the island (as is often the case) by closing up one side of the island and thus concentrating the whole volume of water into one channel, and where there was :i difficult or shoal sand-bar and no island by narrowing the channel so as to contract the water and assist nature in scouring out a channel. It is a well known fact among steamboatmen that during the spring floods the saud-bars become flattened out, and when the water begins to fall steam boats experience considerable difficulty until the sand cuts out or scours out. They alsj know that this often occurs while the water is comparatively high in the banks, and they are compelled to stand the losses and vexations caused by their boat getting around on these bars until nature scours out a channel for them. Now it looked reasonable that the only true way to remove this difficulty was by some plan that would assist nature in her work, and at the same time would by permanent. Acting on this presumption, Col. Macomb authorized me to try the wing dam system, and we commenced the work on Tie's Kye bar, five miles below St. Paul. At this point there is an island in the river, and the channel in former seasons would sometimes be on one side of the island and thn again on the other side, thereby dividing the water and making it one of the worst bars ou the river. It frequently occurred that steamboats in low water would get up to this bar in sight ot St. Paul, and could not get over and therefore would have to turn back. We commenced operations to build a wing-dam Iroui the head of the island to the eastern shore. The dam was built by driving two rows of piles ten leet apart, and the piles in the rows eighteen inches apart- After the piles were driven, the space between the rows was filled with willow brush nearly to the surface of the water- Rubble stone was then ttrown in on top of the brush, and the dam built up in this way until the top or crest would be even with the sur face of the water at a 5-foot stage. The rubblo stone thus thrown in would fall oil the upper and lower side of the dam, i t i . en i mating a slope oi about one to one. rue eastern shore at the head of the dam was rip-raped to prevent tho water cutting around it. The head of the island was sloped nt an angle of 45 degrees and carelully rip-raped. After the dam was completed (it being 604 feet in length it turned the wnoie volume ot water at a 5-foot stage or less to the western side ol the island as was desired, but it threw such a strong current against the western bank opposite and a little below the head of tho island that in order to protect the bank from cutting away it became necessary to rip-rap it. I He bank was sloped similar to the head of the island and rip-raped, which made it perfectly secure. This work ihas stood the floods and ice since its completion, and Col. Macomb ordered an official survey in October, S70, and has maps which show that a stage of 3 feet five inches by the government gauge at St. l'aul (which before the improvement was an accurate indication of the water on Pig's Eye bar) the soundings taken show only three casts as low as five feet and then run up to six feet or more. This shows, therefore, an improvement of from ID to 31 inches or more on this bur at an ordinary low siage of water, and it is permanent. We also built another dam at lioulanger's bar, five miles above Hastings 430 feet in length at the head of an uland to prevent the water going down a narrow chute Tho effect was the same as at Pig's Eye, but we built the dam on a different plan, our object being to ascertain which was tho cheapest and best. We built this dam without any piles or brush, but by pimply throwing in rubble stones on the sandy bottom. Sixteen bargo loads of rubble-stone were used in constructing this dam, at a cost of sixteen hundred dollars, while the dam at Pig's Eye cost about ten thousand dollars. The rubble stone settled a little in tho sand, say about C or 8 inches in a year, We tried an ex periment in 1874 of sinking a large barge across the chute behind the island at Uoulanger's, and filling tho barge partly with stone, as many steamboat men argued that the barge would cause a bar to form below it, and close up the chute. It did not work as predicted, and was a failure. 1 am convinced that dams built of rubble stone are equally as good as those built of piles, brush and stone and much cheaper. Now I have given you the re sults of actual experience, not opinions. Allow me to say, iu regard to Chas. M, Scott's plan, that, according to my judge ment, it would not work at all, for Beveral reasons, viz: First. When Mr. Scott would attempt to carry lare green trees, with their heavy and irregular branches, and place thcai in the river, across such a current as there is in the lower river, he would find it a more difficult matter to accom plish than giving expression to his opin ions on paper. Second. Even admitting that he could get his trees in position &nd anchored there he would find, as we did with the barge at Roulanger's that it would not iorm the bar below as he predicts. Third. He ignores the first and most important principle in building dams or dykes, viz; That you must always begin at the bottom and;build up to the surface of the water, not beginat the surface, and work down. I do not think! it is to our interest as steamboat men to oppose or fight against the engineer corps, but rather try persuasion with them, and if possible get them to oo-oprrato with intel liget steamboat men for the good of all oncerned, and especially the object we all have at heart, that is, the effectual and permanent improvement of the great Mis sissippi river. Now allow me to submit a plan for the consideration of those inter ested, not presuming to say that is the best that can be presented by any means. Where there is a shoal or sand-bar to be improved I would run a dam of rubble stone or loose rock on the side of tho liver that has an alluvial bank (provided there is a rocky shore opposite), starting the dam above the shoal water, and run ning it in a gentle curve down below the foot of the bar, aad extending the centre of the curve opposite the shoalest water out in the river a sufficient distance to confine the volume of water so as to scour out the channel. The dam should be built so as to be five feet wide on the crest and to be even with the surface of the water at a seven-foot stage. This would allow the water to run over the dam during high water, or at any ordinary state, and the dam would naturally make an eddy inside of it, which would arrest the sand aud sediment and hold it there. Then you would have your sand-bars where you want them, and your channel would scour out in time for low water. Wr here you have alluvial banks on both shores, it would be necessary to build a dam from each shore, opposite one another or else rip rap one shore, By thus con fining the water it naturally increases the velocity of the current between the dams, and consequently would scour out the sand on the reef, or bar, rapidly, and make a good channel. A dam built of rubble stone five feet wide on the crest, and seven feet deep, would have a base of at least 20 feet. The rubble stone would accomodate itself to the irregularities of the bottom, and would probably settle in the sand when the dam is finished a foot or eighteen inches. The gentle curve of these dams would confine the water gradu ally, and therefore would not give the resistance . tfcat dykes thrown out at right angles with the shore do. Another im portant point is that, if you make a good channel through a sand-bar by means of dykes, you only displace the sand on that bar to lodge on the next bar below. Rubble-stone can be found very convenient to any of the shoal bars between St. Louis and Cairo and, I believe, can be delivered on the dams at a cost of not more than $1.50 per cubic yard. I confidentially believe that by building dams in this man ner a channel depth of six to eight feet in low water can be secured and maintain ed between St. Louis and Cairo at a very moderate cost. Let us have this matter fully discussed, and then let a committee be appointed of such men as J no. A. Seudder. II. F. Haarstick, Wm. F. David son and E. W. Gould, who are interested in the navigation of the lower riyer, and let them decide upon the best plan to im prove the river, and then confer with Col. Simpson, corps of engineers U. S. A., in regard to it. lie will receive them like gentlemen, and I firmly believe will co operate with them for the public good. Very respect' y your most ob't s'v't, J no. B. Davis. For Book Binding or Ruling, go to The Aruus Biuderp. No better work can be done in this vicinity. Prices reason able. Work done quick, Leave orders at The Argus Counting Room, opposite the the Post Office. SPECIAL ir:TIC7,S. MARRIED LADIES rSE! Htamp for coiiiilimiiil circular of irreat value. Dr. F. D. CLARKE, tSH S. Clark St.. Chicago. TTTnrnTTlf'C' Abuse or Indiscretion V IU A AaVrAw sond stamp for "Cei.ebkated Wobk" on Ncrvoii " and Private Diseases. Address CincAoo Medical Institute, KSt; fc. Clark St.. Chicago. .A. CAKD. To all who are suU'erini; from the errors and in discretions of youth, nervous weakness, early de cay, loss of manhood, Ac, I will send a recipe that will enre you, FREE OK CHARGE. This great remedy was discovered hy a missionary in South America. Send a self-add resned envelope to the Rev. 'Jombi-h T. Ijtman Station D.Bible House, New York City, ADVER7.S.NG11 Uont do any until urea n will cost you nothing ami will surely suve j u nioney. Aildrrss, St.Xouis Advortio'g& Publ'g Co., St Lotiii, Mo. If yon feel dull, drowsy, debilitated, have fre quent headache, mouth tastes badly, poor appetite, and toncue coated, yon ore suffering from torpid liver, or "hiliousness," and nothing will cure yon so speedily and permanently as to -nrrr? For all Diseases of the Liver, Stomach, and Spleen. The Cheapest, Purest and Beft Family Medicine in the World I Ask the recovered dyspeptics. Billons sufferes, victims of Fi ver and Anue, the mercurial diseased patient, how they recovered health, cheerful spirits and irood appetite they will tell you by taking Simmon's Liver Regulator. GBEAT FAMILY MEDICINE. It contains four medical elements, never united In the same happy proportion in any other prepar ation, viz: A gentle Cathartic, a wonderful Tonic, an unexceptionable Alterative and certain Correc tive of all imporities of tho body. Such signal suc cess has atiended its use, that it is now regarded as the EFFECTUAL SPECIFIC For all diseases of the Liver, Stomach and Spleen. AS A REMEDY IN Malarious Fevers, Bowel Complaints, Dyspepsia, Mental Depression, Restlessness, Jaundice, Na t sea, Sick Headache, Colic, Constipation, and Bili ousness &T IT HAS MO EQUAL. tf3 Sold by all Druggists. Liver Disease and Indigestion prevail to a greater extent than probably any other malady, and relief is always anxiously sought "after. If the Liver is Regulated in Its action, health health Is almost invariably se SIMMONS' cured. Int iirf sllon or want of action In the Liver causes Headache, Constipation, Jaundice, Pain in the hhouli ers. Cough, Dizziness, Hour Stomach, bud taste hi t'je mouth, bilious attacks, palpitation ot the hear'., depression of spirits or the blues, and a hundred other symptoms, SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR Is the best remedy that has ever been discovered for these ailments. It acts mildly, effectually, and, being a simple vegetable com pound, can do no injury in any quantities that It may be taken, it is harmless in every way; it has been for forty years, and hundreds of goom and great from all parts of the country will vouch for its virtues, viz: Hon Alexander II. Stenhens. of Georgia; Bishop Pierce, of Georgia; John Gill Shorter, of Alabama; Gen. John B. Gordon, R. L. niott, or Columbus, Go., are are among the hundreds to whom we can refer. Extract of a letter from Hon. Alexan der II. tStep'tiena, dated March 8, lb?a: "I occasionally nee, when my condition requires it, Dr. Simmons' Liver Itegulator, with good effect. It is mild, aud suits me belter than more active medicine. Important Caution. BUT NO I'OWDEBS OB Pkrpabbo SIMMONS' LIVER REGULATOR un less IN ODIl KNOltAVED WHAPPEB, WITH Tbadb Mark, Stamp ani Siona tl'bk lnbuoken. REGULATOR. J. H. ZEILiING & CO., MACON, GA., and PHJLADELP1IIA . Prlw, $1. Sold by all Druggists. j LIVES HELICAL. 1 OilTY VKARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC. DR.CM?LANE'S CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS, FOR THE CURB OF Hepatitis or Liver Complaint, DYSPEPSIA AND SICK HEADACHE. Symptoms of a Diseased Liver. PAIN in the right side, under the edge of the ribs, increases on pressure ; sometimes the pain is in the left side; the patient is rarely able to lie on the left side ; sometimes the pain is felt under the shoulder-blade, and it frequently ex tends to the top of the shoulder, and is sometimes mistaken for a rheumatism in the arm. The stomach is affected with loss of appetite and sickness ; the bowels in general are costive,sometimes alterna tive with lax ; the head is troubled with pain, accompanied with a dull, heavy sensation in the back part. There is generally a considerable loss of memory, accompanied with a painful sensation of having left undone something which ought to have been done. A slight, dry cough is sometimes an attendant. The patient complains of weariness and de bility ; he is easily startled, his feet are cold or burning, and he complains of a prickly sensation of the skin; his spirits are low ; and although he is satisfied that exercise would be beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely summon up fortitude enough to try it. In fact, he distrusts every remedy. Several of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases have occurred where few of them existed, yet examination of the body, after death, has shown the liver to have been ex tensively deranged. AGUE AND FEVER. Dr. C. M?Lane's Liver Pills, in cases of Ague and Fever, when taken with Quinine, are productive of the most happy results. No better cathartic can be used, preparatory to, or after taking Quinine. We would advise all who are afflicted with this disease to give them a fair trial. For all Bilious derangements, and as a simple purgative, they are unequaled. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. The genuine Dr. C. MLane's Liver Tills are never sugar coated. Every box has a red wax seal on the lid, with the impression Dr. MVLane's Liver Pjlls. The genuine MVLane's Ltver Pills bear the signatures of C. MVLane and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers. fssf Insist on your druggist or storekeeper giving you the genuine Dr. C. MVLane's Liver Pills, pre pared by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa. Sold by all respectable druggists and country storekeepers generally. To those wishing to give Dr. C. M?Lanh's Liver Pills a trial, we will mail post paid to any part of the United States, one box of l'ills for twenty-five cents. FLEMING I'.ROS., Pittsburgh, Pa. MaRK THESE FACTS ! The testimony of the whole World. HOLLO WAY'S PILLS. "Iliad no appetite; Holloways Pills gave me a hearty one.'' "Your Pills are marvellous.'' '1 Bi-nil for another bos, and keep thom in the hoilHI.' . " "Dr. Holloway has cured my headache that was ch ronic." "I irave on of your pills to my babe for cholera morbus, 'i he dear little thing got well in a day." "My naiim-a of a morrnui.' is now cured." "Your bottle of llolloway'g Ointment enred me of noiwe in the head. I rnbbed eome of yonr Oint ment behind my ears and the noie hae left." "Send me two boxes: I want one for a poor fsm ily." "I incloe a dollar; yonr price is 25 cent", but the medicine to me is worth a dollar." "Sei'd me five bnxee of your pill." "Let me have three boxes of your pills by return mail, for Chills and Fever." " 1 bave over S::ll such testimonials as these, bnt want of space compels me to conclude. For Cutaneous Disorders, and ail eruptions of the eki), the Ointment is most iuvnluable. It does not heal externally alone, but penetrates -w ith the moft searching effects to the very root cf the evil HOLLOW AY'S PILLS Invariably cure the following diseases: DISORDER OF THE KIDNEYS. In all diseases affecting these orjjans, whether they secrete too much or too little water; or whether they be alllicted with stone or gravel, or with acnes ana pains settled in the loins over tne retrions of the kidneys, these pills should he taken according to the printed directions, and the Oint ment should be well rnbbed Into the small of the hack at bed time. This treatment will trive almost immediate relief when all other means have failed For Stomachs Out of Orders. No medicine so effectually improves the tone of the stomach as those pills; they remove all acidity occasioned either by intemperance or im proper diet. They reaeb the liver and reduce it to a healthy condition ; they are wonderfully effica hions in cased of spasm in fact they never fail in curing all disorders of the liver and stomach. HOLLO WAY'S PIL-LS are the best known in the world for the following diseases; Afrne, Asthma, Bilions Complaints. Blotches on the Skin, Bowels, Consumption, Debility, Diopsy, Dvsentery, Ery sipelas, Female Irregularities, Fever or all kinds, Fits, Gout, Headache, Indigestion, Inflammation, Jaundice, Liver :omp!aint. Lumbago. Piles, Rheumatism, Retention of the nrine. Scrofula or King's Evil, Sore Throats, Stone and Gravel, Tic Dctiiourenx, Tumors, Ulcers, Worms of all kinds, Weakness from any cause, etc. IMPORTANT CAUTION. None are e-cnulne nnless the signature of J. Hay dock, as agent for the United States, surrounds each box of Pills, and Ointment. A handsome re ward will be given to any one rendering such In formation as may lead to tbe detect ion of any par ty or parties counterfeiting the medicines or vend imr the same, Knowina them to be ppnrious. Sold at the manufactory of Prof. Holloway & Co., New York, and by all respectable druggists aud dealers In medicine throughout the civilized world, in boxes at 85 cents, (14 cents nnd $1 each trTThere is considerable saving by taking the larger size. N. B Directions for tbe guidance of patients in every disorder are affixed to each box Offlee, 112 Libirty St NEW YORK, I1TSUENCE Insurance Company, OF SEW TORE. CHARTERED 1325. SABPFT, T. SKIDMOItE. PrrsidPiit. HKKEI A. OAKXLI, Tire Preaident. Insures Aaiart Lc:s or 3amac by Tin. FOR POLICIES APPLY Id HAYES & CLEAVELAND, Agents. Rock Island Ills. SEWING KACHXNES TheLITTLE MOKITOS"SEWIirQ-MACHIKi: The Greatest Achievement of the Age. No Shuttle, no Bobbin, no re vindinjrofThread. Uses the Commnr. iTy ;C.al Spool direct, Yi-S- : remakes the " Lock ir , it -Stitrh ."th"rjiain tui-n, emu ins t i a. 1" ocij-njvminff ' ivooa and rena me Agents, send StarrtDforCircular. tar m . k. G.L.DULAHEY ft CO.. 744 Brofcdway.Y.CitTi COMMISSION! WORK & DROUIN, GKRAIN Commission Merchants, PHILADELPHIA, PA . ESTABLISHED 1&45. WILSON, E66LEST0N & GO,, Commission Merchants, Dealers in Flour, Grain, Seeds and Provisions, 21 West Canal Street, CINCINNATI OHIO. ("Consignments solicited. ESTABLISHED 1857. HUDSON BROTHERS, PRODUCE Commission Merchants, Special attention given to the sale of Butter & Cheese ALSO POTATOES, APPLES, ONIONS, And Country Produce generally. 212 North Second Street, ST. LOUIS IP. HOPP Sd OO., 817 Washington Street, NEW YORK. FOR THE SALE OF Butter. Cheese, Eggs, Poultry, Game, &c. 3T GOOD SALES AND PROMrT RETURNS. Full Market Prices guaranteed. Send for Price Current and Marking Plate. Hotels' AMERICAN HOTEL CheetnstStreet, opposite Independence Hall, PHILADELPHIA, PA S. M. HEULINGS, Proprietor. Daily Altars kept on file. BAENUIO HOTEL, ST. LOUIS MO IN order to meet the wanto of the tran-iejit pat rons of this Hotel, rates have been reduced to (i.'y(i and $2.00 per day, according to location cf rooms. Its eminent standing will be fully main tainea in every particular. L. A. FRATT, Proprietor NEWKALL HOUSE MILWAUKEE Wlk J. T. ANTISDEL Proprietor. The present proprietors of this Klet'ant note have spared neither money or pains in furnishing and improving the house ; and with the Improver, utis Elevator, recently pat in It cannot be excelled for convenience and comfort to the traveling public FRENCH'S HOTEL, ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN, Opposite Ciiy Hall, Park, Court House, and New Post Office. NEW YORK. All Modern Improvements, including Elevator Rooms, f 1 p r day and upward?. T. J. FRENCH I1KOS., Proprietors. COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL, Corner of Chambers Street, and West Broadway, NEW YORK. ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN. First-class accommodations for 400 guests. Loca ted conveniently to business and places of amuse ments. Cars from all depots pass the door. Kooms from f 1 to $3 per day. Newlyand handsomely fur nished and decorated. N. & S. .1. mTGGINS. Proprietors. N. HnggiiiB. formerly of Manha ten Hotel. S. J. Hugging, formerly oi Lovejoy's Hotel. "TEE BBUNBWICK." Boylston, cor Clareudo St.,. BOSTON fhU new and commodious ptructnre is now com pleted and read.' for the reception of travelers and the pnhlic. The house is lire proof, and contains every modern improvement, including a passenger and baggage elevator. It is elegantly furnished. Is located iu a most desirable pat't of the city, near the Common, Public Garden and ICailroad Depots. Besides rooms for transient guests, it contain? many rooms en suite for families who desire to lo cate permanently. No pains or money will be spared to make the Brunswick take rank with the best hotels in the country. Public patronage is respectfully solicited. J. W. WOLCOTT, tf Proprietor. ASHLAND HOUSE, Fourth Ave. Ct r. 21th St., New York Oity. American and European Flan. The central location of the "Ashland" makes It a ver- desirable place for strangers, being one block from Madison Park, also Broadway, and only a short distance from any of tbe principal places of amusement. By taking either 23d St.. cross town, or Fourth Avenue Street Cars, access may be had direct fiom me ooor, to any part oi tne city. MR. EDWARD A. JOHNSON, will be found in charce of the office, where he has presided for eight years, and will not fail to gie satisfaction to guests. Room ani Board $2.00, $2,50 aud $3 per Day. Kooms fl per nay aim i pwaras. II. II. BROCK WAY, Proprietor. "Washing Crystal GET THE GENUINE. H I !R E) Xj Ij 'S KUIXIYUN WASHING CRYSTAL SHIRRELL & CO., Proprietors. 47 Pearl Street, BUFFALO. N. T BEXGE'S WASHING CRYSTAL. THE GREATEST CHEMICAL DISCOVERT OF THE AGE. No Washing Compound to Equal It GIVE IT A TRIAL.. Wholesale Agents wanted In the Eastern, Southern and Western btates. For terms, address M. J. BENGE, 204 North Third Street, PHILADELPHIA PA. Cement, Plaster, &c. 13 JSTORAGE&CStSSIOM ft Commissi IWhwits SET : J!iw:jH 11; I . '-'"'I, fc -,,;n -v- MEDICAL. Gas M nrti t Ui niilhiH m ofOSilCJ'SCOD LITER OIL UCT8- PHOSPHITE of UIE. atari ferCouupA I not, ttagkt, Brracoitu all Kronuou I ais ease. UkyrardriggisUoreiMa'i lit kit not pit it, I will, ! nettflj . M$ittll6bettM.C.l.V3flUI. II,.U1T.1.I.4 MARRIAGE: An illustrated work 275 I pages, a private counselor to the married and mir- GUIDE riaee&ble on the rovsteriea of the sexual syatem, it abuses. eto., latent discoveries in the Mtrely happy in toe married relation. Male and female, young and middle aged ahould read and preerv it ; it contain information, which no one can aabra to be with out! on how to preserve the health, and completion, and give to fadt-d cheeka the treahnesa ot youth : the bst ana only true Marriage Guide in the world. Price Meenta by Mail. The author may be conaulted personally or by mail on any of themihiecu mentioned in his worlAddreaa r. A. Q-. OLTN, 18 VVaaniagtou at., Chicago, XU. MARRIAG! DR. BOITA'N'IfAWS MarriaEt' Guide illustrated w ith numerous ennravinea I trom lite teaches all thein iniisitivc should ki:ow oil Courtship, Marnnpe, thus Phyiiuii.jrieal Mysteriea and Revelations of the SECRET! all kind of Diseases, with hundreds of'valmihle rercipta, who should marry .the impediments to marriapi-, their na ture and cure. Treats on all niwiiscs, fully explaining their causes , symptoms and means to cure ; it i s the ouly really acientiflc work ot the kind ever published, and i complete in every rcupect. Sent sernrelv sealed on receipt ot DO eta Address. Dr. j, A. Boh an nan, Hh Korth fcihh. street, St. Louis. Mo. Established in 1SI7. Dr. JAMES, Zorfe Hospital, OH1 TXTeVU;.,-v G ZJL Cor. Franklin, CHICAGO. it Chartered ty the State of niinoia for tbeexjwesB purpose of giving immediate relil in allcMesof private, chronic and urinary disease in a'l tneir is wet) toot) at trofesrion for Ae Impor- mwmxKma.'aMwtmxmtMmv Durbt losses hy dreams, pim ples on the face, lost manhood, can positively bt cured. Ladies wanting the most deiVato attention, osll or write. Pleasant home for patients. A book for the rail Hon Marriage Guide which tells you all about these diseases, who should marry, why not, 10 cents to pay postage. r. James has fifty rooms and parlors. Yon. aw no om? but the Doctor. Office hours, 9 a. m. to 7 P.m.; Sunday. 10 to 12. Dr. James is 60 years of age. DR. BUTTS' DISPENSARY J XZ2- Thirty years experience in the treatment of 8exu&l and Chronic Diseases ot both sexes. fw r. KI TTS'narriiieeGnlde. i'Xjfr , A Physiological View of Marriage 'or the married and those contemplating marnajre, on the mysteries of reproduct ion and the aecn-t iiifirmitiefint vnurh. manhood and womanhood An illustrated book otaT pages, lor private reading, whh-h should be kept under lock, aud key. Scut under seal fnrEOcts. A PRIVATE MEDICAL TREATISE on all diseases of a Pnva.e Nature in both sexes, the abuses and dis orders ntthe sexual system, and the nieanio) cure, 130 pages Vit!i engravings, sent umit r seal tor 23 cts. MEDICAL' ADVICE on Sexual and Chronic Diseases, Seminal Weakness, Catarrh, Cancer, Rupture, the Opium llyhtt. At.. a.VJ paee work pent tinder seal f"T 10 cts. All throe books containing 460 pages andeverythinp worth know-in: u.t the aubjeet, sent securely sealed on re ceipt, cf eo cts. Address, Dr. Buffs' Dispensary, No.t2N. 8ihsi.,St. Louis, Mo. Kstub.uked km: 4 k I It bald, 6.7 St. Charles street, Si. Lcuis, Mo. A regular pmduste of two Medical College", fa&i been lei) aw enr-:M in ilic spvvi.it treatment cf all Veneral. Sexual edCixrorua Jjiaeasos iua ct other i'hyiiciani&SU i.ou,fi, b cay j-" fc.:vw, aud aU oid retadenu know. typi-iiis. Gonorrhoea, Gloot. Stricture, Or cfciti. Hernia, or Rupture all Urinary Diseases end Syp'iiiit.c or mercuric, affections cf the throat, tkin or b -n are uratd Tlth unparalleled ucofaa, on laical Boi'-nti'lc prince ic Sac;y, rrirately. pormior.ho?3, Sexual UcbJl ty and lmpot Srtey, c :'. result of Seif-ab3e in youth, sxuM exoesse In ickthrt ; -'irs, or other oauca, and whicn rrtfdoe porno of ifce lcil- iaB; eiTc-ts: nerve iimess, seminal emisstooa, 6d illtTldm:Tj"of aicht, flfeuve nwmory, pimpieaon tho fc -a, ptiVbkiidrcrtr, aversion toeejiutv of fvmaltjs.ccnfuMoa ct i'ioaa, loss cf &; x'iil r w?r, etc., rendering mp.rrlago lrr.pronerorwriIi1iTpyea.rt? permanently cured. Pamphlet (j6 pces) relaiirfT Xi iU RVve, eeut la lealed envelupfs, for tcro potnff9 ctamps. Consultation fit ottlce or by mail free, aim iiivue.a i.-nTv taittor huopioloa costs n-ntng. Vb in it la Inconvenient to visit the city for treatment, tec- iinescan tve e'iit Ly cTprteormRilcv"TTwfcero. Our t'csiocacua'-'tuw vO jutitexi is Ui? frankly stated, lice tuu.-s: 3 A. -i. to 7 P. ii. tSmuiays, U tt. to I P.M. Pamphlet, to any td dress, for Two Stamps. MANHOOD Aiieb01,eStt.by,naa WOMANHOOD Ti,xTZ Sont scaled, oil three, for SO Cents. Manhood end Womanhood in German, both together, Illustrated, IS Cents. v&i I GUIDE. Eler.nt oim"!i r.nd bndiTig. 8ealod for 600. Cver n.iy wou.lvvul pen ; ietuic?, tro t3 lit1; axueiesoa th? fallowing eu: i-rct; V m mev mrry, who net, why. Prrcr rra to pia;:7, TThoxnarrV first, Mnnhood, Woman t "-i, Phvfricai deeaV 1 he eueet f cei.i-vicy and exoesa; X "ncev.ou!.!iir,r-v; HowlifanndhaprlneBamay be increased. PhTnoivFT- cf Ueprouucuon, aud many mora, TboM tir.r-icd't-rco'tiompi j.iia(? njrti riapoehouM read IU A.'teral:fl -ns i-ra.-;i -o. I assort from human M welt as r?rH conri-tion.it oust to be read ty aU almt peraona, l ien joefcd "P. rt l-.id ttroni:.lcrio.t,ltt's T-nrthy f re-reimc-. 3i c- trvr, tho cr.STi ci medical Iiter oturo,tiic5:i)ts.piJi' I ia taexfvmiv j-rntMioe-and worth to uur o-5 x.0 r, i.i givv it & oarorui pcAiaii Wu Uiaet 4t3 o'onts. ... l'c-iir :sr ration. eari e cN?re. hit rr corr. Wo pap, 63cnt3i ycu, ::..i gnod-guido ia Asaerio. l ot Uxor aodresa, cuulOiiiu j amount, DR. WHITTIER, 617 St. Cherlos street, St. Louis, Mo. DR. WHITTIER, 617 St. Charles St., St. Louis, Mo., treats all forms of Venereal Diseases, Seminal Emissions and Sexual Debility, with unparalleled success. No matter who failed, call or write ; pam phlet or consultation free. Can refer to the medical profession in all parts of the country. Medicines perfectly safe. BUSHTESS CAHDS. M. M. CORBETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Mitchell & r Lynde''s Block, Rock Island, Ills. JOHN B. HAWLEY, ATTORNKY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, n omcein Bongstoire Ulock, Illinois St., Kock -and, Illinois. 8-13dwfim EE WOSTLY & BEABDSLEY LAW AND ABSTRACT OFFICE. ROOMS IN Court House. Juo. T. Keuworthy,Ja.M. Board. ey. lu-a3dwtf. M. L. PINKLEY, JUSTICE OF THE Collection Agnnt. promptly attended to. PEACE AND GENERAL Bnslnets from a distance 32 2tid3rn CHARLES W. O'NEIL, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW and Notary Pnhlic. Office ovor First Nations Bnk, Kock Island. 513dw6ra McELHERNE & O'MARA, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW and Solicitors in Chancery Ofllce opposite Rock Island Honse.Rock Islan d.Ill. B-3(klwl y G. M. KELLER, M. D. OHTSICIAN AND SURGEON. Residence cor. i Orleans and Ohio streets, next door to Koehler'e Drug Store. Office over Benser & Thomas' Drug tore. Market Square, office honn 10 to IS a. Jf ., 3 ta p.m. 7-l4d&w1y OWilD D. tWIIXlT. WILLIAM JiCUOK SENEY & JACKSON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Office Cor. Eagle and Illinois streets. Roc Isl and, Illinois. ll-l$dly M. X. 8TUBBS0N. LUCIAN ADAMS STURGEON & ADAMS, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. Office in Mitchell & Lynde's block. Rock Island 111. Have complete set of Books nf Abstracts o Title of Lands in Rock Island County. THOMAS YATES, IS PREPARED TO DO PLUMBING IN ALL ITS 1 branches, also, Gas and Steam Fitting. Call and haveeatimatesmadebeforeorderiiigyour work doEe by other partita. THOMAS l'AlfiS.fLevee.mock Island. CHAS. PIEBIG, S PREPARED TO DO ALL KINDS OF LOC Work; also to repair Sewing Machines. All kjjids of Safe Work a Speciality. Shop ou Market Square, west side, south of th alley. Enamelled Pipe. TRY THE ENAMELLED PIPE, IT WILL NOT Rust or crack and costs only a trine more than common iron pipe. Ia positively tub best thing for water service pipe. I have the exclusive agency for Rock Island. ' FRED H ASS. Store iu Star Block. Orleans Street Livery. A HENRY, LIVERY FEED, SALE AND a Board in 2 Stable. Parties and Pnnerals a Si- trttween Buffalottft-i I'm. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever -4Lr For bear-ty cf r.-. wring cf labor, freeness from dust durability and cv;r apness, truly unrivalled in any country CAUT!OM-9ov..-. ofwortrilr.es imitations under other namte, put up In Bimliar n pe nnd eclor Intended to deoelve. Each packaneof the en-'- bears our Trade Mark. Take no other. 491 Tons or 2,621,100 For the tanndry or Toilet is EQUAL to White Castiln Soap, for it is made of PCRE VE. KTtULt: Oil., and t.y the same process, which retains it.lt the natural healing qualities of thi oils. It costs SO mi 411 thun tho imported article that it is rapidly coming into general household ue. The use of t'oioEr.u Soaps is condemned bv Physicians as liable to produce skin diseases. The 11 KIT or the While Soap render It nae perfectly barmlns. JUacie ouly by Pbouteb 4 Gamble, Ciuciuuati. Sold by all wholesale and retail grocers. imm. lAWRElTCB & 80X8, Only Distillers of Medford Rum Still enioy the reuntatiou of i.. irrficturine the Best Rom In the States. fDnlv anthnrizerl 1,v f;tt license. The snporior quality :nd purity ot Lawrence's Medford Rum for the past fifty-one years, ha, made it everywhere known at "i lie standard Rum. No pains will be spared to maintain Its puritv sii ' eputation. WE IIAVK Tl LARGEST STOCK IN THE WORLD. Of the finest and choicest grades and of all aces. The public Is cautioned sgain Imitations and counterfeits. Order direct from us, and we warrant perfect satisfaciion. Please acdre orders to MEDKOKD. MASS., or 131 Broad St., Boston, Mass., and they will receive prompt attentiu 3eud forcirco'ar. DANIEL LAWRENCE & SONS. Ahead of all others in Improvements ! SELF-THREADING SHUTTLE ! It is the Lightest Running ! The Simplest to Learn to Use I Tbe Most Di babi.bI Sklp-Settin Needle! Never Skits Ptitvhes! Nkver Breaks Thread ! There is no machine which is so Easily Learned and wh'ch corili:u- I-ichtness taid Durahilitv! For these and other reasons The "AMERICAN" is the Beet Machine for all purposes, and Warranted to Sive entire satisfaction ! The science of sewing bv machinery is old, but the Perfect Application of it ia accomplished only by the New American Machine and Self-Threadinff Shuttle. . OrncE and Stlesroom 214 Wabash Avesce, CHICAGO. 105 E. 2d Street, Datentort AGENTS WANTED. ... 'vpX l Vj id 4 H Pi 1 . 1 Represents the Mowing Old and Eeliabl FIRE mh LIFE liS. GO.'S. And will issue Policies in any of them at as low a rate as the Organized. 1819. iRTNA. 1810 HARTFOIil) 1871. NATIONAL. 1872. ORIENT 1853. HOME, 1872. MAN 11 ATT A 1821. INS. CO. N AMEKlCAJ'l.iliuieli.liia, 1839. FRANKLIN. 1820. FIRE ASS'N 1810. American; 1873. II. I INS. ASfs'N. 1869. NORTHWESTERN N 1853. AMERICAN CENTRAL. Sf. I. ouIk ' 1867. ST, JOSEPH, St. Jose h 1866. MERCHANTS, 1869. N. O. INS ASS'N, New Uilea.,, 1865. SCOTTISH COMMERC'L, Glasgow, Sco iCOrf. HKLJiiUX ftl-UiNU, ban Francisco 1858J QUEEN, Englnad, 1803. IMPERIAL, 1852. LANCASHIRE, 1846. CONN. MUTUAL LIFE, Hartford, 1865. R. W. PASSENGER, 1872. HARTFORD ACCIDENT, Total Assets Represented, Packages sold in 1876. OF OLD MSDFORQ RM risk will justify. Location. Hart ford. Assets. $6,588,071 2,757,'.' 07 043.353 719,341 5,627,445 700.S85 4,CS6,S12 3,308,S55 3,Lr5,735 1,0SC,848 ,544,055 8U5.481 :85,08 370,057 ,-i Ct 4GV.443 10,000?CK)C ic i .-I y 11,845,72 11,111,650 10,000X00 40,443,;!56 400,006 209,000 New it V.rk Provi.h P. L AT Mi1u-nL-,. ' Hand, Gold, ta U $103,552,200 e