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THE AKGUS, THUKSDAY, AP1UL 16, 1891.
For Sale, Rent, Exchange and Miscel
laneous wants inserted one day at lo
per word: three days at c per word
and one week at He per word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
F'R REST Two farnUhtd rooms; enquire at
1 .IT eecotd avenue.
AXTED A cood cook at the St James hotel.
ANTED- Girl to wah dishes at Roc I Ilsnd
houe. C. G. Gat ib. n-tf
ANTED A irood servant trirl at So. 729 Elm
street A. H. Lambert's .
WASTED A position in a private family tak
ing care or a tnr ir wnrk'ng ar.Mit a tli.ce.
A sober, industrious tan. AtlUrtss J. F. V. this
'ANTED A DCSiliOB as mr r or driver in m
' buslne-s hone or mivnf.. f.milv- irmiM f
Kritx itoetteran. r!-m..r Thira imi' ir.I. ut.
Davenport, Iowa. 13-4 1
WANTED Two hotlir.s men to canvas
.Rao1 mot to rut mea. a.L.Cbjxnh. So.
29 Sixteenth street. 10 lw
WASTED Fi-t-c"as coat maker; readv em
ployment. M. i MeBride, 106 X. Adams
trpel, l'eoria. 111.
IOKLY FCRMHSD ROOM FOK TWO
pent emen it 627 Twentieth street.
MBS WASTED Salary and expenses: per
manent place ; apply at once. Bbowh Bpos
Co., Snrserymen. Chicago. 14
"TOSKY TO LOAS-On chattel mortgages
i'A watce, diamonds. Jewelry, and ail articles
rrf ralne. J . w. Jme. lnu Record avenne. S-tf
WASTKD Two or three good men to repre
sent onrwell knosrn houe for town and city
trade : local and traveling. 100 and expenses
per month to tSe naht man. Apply quick, stut
in? aire. L.LMiviCo. Snrseiymeu, Florists
and Seedfmen. St. Pii;l, Minn.
(This boose in responsible.
WANTED Goner.-.! S'ale airi nt to open head
quarters in some principal city, as-time ex
clusive control of onrbn-in-s and" appoint local
ard sob aen s iQ this t ite; tr oJs in n:i!v-r.t
demand, tr.-l pav a nt profit if M t-i m per cent
Addn . t HE L SIOS COM PAX 1 , 74 Broadway'
GET YOUR PICTURES
Over Americai Express office,
Orr"int-cla.i work guaranteed. La.lv anl
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimick Block, So. SOS 90th St.. Rock Island.
Having purchased a complete line of Cndertak
ht (roods, with hearse and anpuartennees. and
having ieenred the services of jlr. Geo. E. Eed,
of Chicajp. an sxpert fnneral director and em
fealmeror 14 year experience, I am fuliy p re
ared to guarantee satisfaction.
John Volk. 6c Co.,
' GENERAL -
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and a'.', kind of wood work for builders.
Sicbteenth St.. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
WE CAN SAVE
Our prices on Bedroom
on Parlor suits are low and
prices through our entire
plete io furnish your rooms
Particular attention given to young housekeepers
estimates on furnishings cheerfully given. If pur
chasing anything for the home call and see our stock
and get our prices.
CHAS. A. MECK
Furniture, Carpets and Curtains.
322 Brady street, Davenport, Iowa.
Telephone No. 421, (Adams' old stand). I
HOW IS YOUR CHILE?
Swift's Specific is te greit
developer, of delicate child
ren, it regulates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, and assists
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to S S S
Send for our treatise on Blood and
Swift Sptxinc Co., Atlanta, Ce,
SEE MY SPONGE ?
ONCE A MONTH ,
OTHER DAYS. WASH THEM CLEAv
WITH WET SPONGE
LADIES, !T COSTS
cent a fool
to change the appearance of ol d
Furniture eo comoletelv that
your husbands will think it is new.
WILL CO IT. m m (K rcR IT.
WOLF & RANDOLPH. Philadelphia
Fiieze and Ceiling
We have arranged with the 1 ev Paper Hacf ers
and Painters In the city lo take cliarge of our wi.rk.
Satisfactory result can be relied oa.
R. CRAIklPTOX & CO.
lrS1? HEW YGRK
suits are low; our prices
we follow the line of lew
stock. Our stock is com
in whole or in part.
3Iaj. Mackenzie's Plan of Work
What bat Bern Done and Will be I a
dertaken th Preneat 6raon
Rome Intrrrsiirnc t art.
Msj. Alex Mackenzie has made his
annual report of the upper Mississippi
river improvements. The permanent im
provement of the channel in this district
has cost the government in appropria
tions $2,197,500 from the commencement
of the project to the close of last year.
This work cocsists in the construction of
rocks, brush piles and eravel which close
siie cbutes and reduce the low water
channels to proper width and in the pro
tection of caving banks. The appropria
tions have a'so provided for a certain
amount of dredging and other temporary
work for the more rapid and immediate
removal of obstructions to navigation.
During the last year the work of the
government has been as follows: Work
of dam censtruction has been carried on
between St. Paul and Lake Pepin, under
the direction of Supt. J. D. Dushane, in
the vicinity of Wiuona and other points
bvCapt. W. A. Thompson; iz the vicin
icy of Crocked slough, Gattenberg,
Waupeton and Rolling Stone by Capt. C.
W. Durham; on Rock Island rapids by
Supt. J. C. Mcllhtroe. and in the vicinity
of Pontoosuc and Burlington under the
direction of Overseer S. Edwards. Con
tract work was carried on between Read's
Landlsg and Fountain City, between
Fairport and Muscatine, in ths vicinity of
Keithsburg, and ia the vicinity of Fort
Madison. Concerning the project of
making Minneapolis the head of naviga
tion instead of St. Paul. Maj. Mackenzie
"On June 20, lSdJ, the United States
snag-boat Gen. Bernard, the U. S. en
gineer eauge at St. Paul reading 62 feet,
attempted the trip from St. Paul to Min
neapolis and succeeded in reaching, with
out much difficulty, the rapids about one
mi!e btlow theland;ng. At thi9 point the
current was so swift and the boulders so
troublesome that farther progrees was im
possible. So far as the boat went the river
was found to be io fairly good condition as
regards depth, and while the current was
rapid, it was not so serious s to be
obstruct. ve. The experience of the past
year has further conviaced rce that safe
and easy navigation above Metker's
island, that i?, on the rapids, can only
bj secured by a siack-water improvement
and such appears to have been the views
of congress when it appropriates SJo.OCO
(with such conditions, however, as have
prohibited its expenditure) for the con
struction of a lock and dam. It appears,
though, to be the opinion of some who
are interested in :ne improvement of
this stretch of river that some good
would result from the removal of some
of the channel boulders, and, it being
possible that congress desires to have
such experimental work carried out, the
obstructiye boulders are now being care
fully located and examined, and I antici
pate soon presenting a project for their
removal. But, as the excessive slope
and vsry swift current will remain, I do
not anticipate that the proposed work
will materially benefit tbe interests of
The commercial statistics relating to
the upper river give but lit
tie idea of tbe relation of this work to
the interests of commerce and the general
public. Tbe influence which the upper
Mississippi river in an improved condi
tion has upon freight rates must be tak
en as a measure of its importance. Of
the amount of freight carried by railroads
at river rates, as a result of the river com
petition no figures can be given; but such
amount is known to be very large during
tbe season when navigation of the river
In describinj? the work of the depart
ment. Major Mackenzie further says:
"The existing protect for this work is
one of general methods and plans rather
ttan rietmls. .N o definite estimate of the
cost of c mpleticn can be given. Pro
jects tor the expenditure of each appro
priation, in accordance with approved
plans ana met lions are presented in lieu
ot a general proiect for the completion
of the work. It has been tbe custom in
carryine out work on the upper Missis
sippi to select, when funds are available
such localities for improvement as may
be at tbe time most detrimental to navi
gation." Each and every locality thus im-
proved has a beneficial result on the nav
igation of the whole river, and. as the
shoa!ist bars have been improved from
venr to year, the ruling navigable depth
has been considerably increased. By this
tnetnrui tbe good effects of work are
spread over the entire stretch of the river
considered as a whole, is made progres
sive. tbe expenditure of each successive
appropriation resulting in further and
immediate benebt to the interests of con
The great problem which the United
Stales engineers have had to solve has
been the improvement of the lower or
Des Moines rapids near Keokuk. There
the government built a canal eight miles
in length at a cost of $4,552,950. The
streth of river now giving the greatest
trouble to navigation interests is that be
tween Le Claire and Rock Island the
upper rapids. From the commences
ment of improvement until the
c;09e ot last year the expense of
work upon the river from Clinton to Rock
Island, a distance of 40 miles, has been
only $7.222.45. Major Mackenzie' es
timate of money necessary to carry on
the proiect of the whole upper river this
year was $1,500,000. Congress thought
that one-third of that amount was enough
and that was the amount roted in the
river and harbor bill. Bo the work on
this part of the channel will have to be
prosecuted with dredge, scoop and grass
hopper, as heretofore.
As to the means now proposed to im
prove this dangerous piece of river, it is
intended that the existing channel shall
be enlarged by rock excavation to a min
imum width of 200 feet and a navigable
depth of four feet at low water.
The government fleet under Major
Mackenzie's command, is composed of
the Gen. Barnard. J. G. Parke, Phoenix,
Ada, Fury, Stel'.o, Bessie, Alert, Louise
A jax, Emily, E'sie and Vixen.
11 George Weaver to J D Weaver, s2,
nw4, and part of nw4, sw4, 2, 17, lw,
John D Weaver to George Weaver,
part of n4, sw4, 2. 17, lw, $1.
C E Tewksbury to S & Simpson, part of
st, nw and part cf ne, swj. 12, 16,
Peter Lindvail by administrator to
Oliver Olsen, part of lot 3. block 2, Wats
erman place, Moline, $150.
J J Jurgens to F Lindolff. three tracts
in 26. 17. lw, 3 000.
B P Griffith, Emma Groom and J II C
Read to J S Keator, block 3. tract by
metes and bounds, in block 3, Hilts addi
tion to Moline, $1.
J S Keator to E B Keator, tract by
metes and bounds in block 3, Hilts addi
tion to Moline. f 50.
13 James Reed to Gilbert Pettf, lot
9, block 12, town of Coal Valley, $20.
John Cunniff to Patrick Shaban, sel
nej, 29, 1C, 3w, $$00.
bdward O'eii to S Heagy and A R
Stoddard, tract by metes and Dounds in
block 30. town of Hampton, $400.
The Northern Mining and Railway Co.
to Thomas Thompson, tract by metes and
bounds, in block 40, town of Hampton,
R A Smith to William Evans, lots 1 and
2. block 10, Moline Heiehts. $600.
Hilda Frank to Alice Frank. lot 1, block
10, town of Hampton, $5').
14 C F Hemenwav to L II Pike, lots
8 and 9, block 1. Prosptct park, $270.
Henry Hurbert to Charles Mueller, part
of lots 17 and 13. Henry Dedloff's addi
tion to Hock Island. t94.
Chri9t Simmons to C G Wo'fl. lot 6
block 16, Spencer & Case's addition to
Rock Island. $00
John Dickson by executor to James
D kson, lot block 2, Dickson's addition
tJ Moline. $10.
13 Estate of Charles J. Bloom In
the matter cf the petition of administra
tor to sell real estate to pay debt; proof of
service; defendant. Sue C. Pierce, called
and defaulted, S. J. Odell appointed
guardian ad litum for infant defendants;
answer of guardian filed answer of Loan
association, filed; hearing and decree.
15 Estate of Sophia Brandt Letters
of administration issued to U. Brandt;
bond fi'ed and approved: inventory fi'ed
State of Onto. City of Toledo, f
Frank .T. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co.. doing business in the city
of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay tbe sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every case
of catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frask J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6;h day of December,
v.. D.. 13S6.
A. W. Gleasox.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney Co., Props.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Thoin & Troupe, of St. Louis, Mo..
now permanently located here, will clean
the paper on your walls, making it as
bright and clean as new, at less than i the
cost of repairing withouttaRingup carpet
or moving furniture. We have had
years of experience in this branch of bus
iness and guarantee satisfaction. Fresco
in oil or distemper cleaned as well as
paper. Satisfactory references given.
Address or telephone Fourth avenue drug
store. Telephone No. 1065.
Do Ton Congkt
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
Best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
tbe lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lare
bottles 50c and $1.
All persons havine bills against the
Rock Island & Milan road must present
them at once if they expect them paid, as
I propose turning over the books to the
new purchasers. FredHass.
I b&ve authority to use the label of the
American laiiors union.
Chains! to the Bock.
Prometheus we chained to tjie rock while vnl
turef ensued h:s t-ntrsi'.s. So are msnr np.ml
chained lothe rock of prejudice while all manner
or violent medicines inflict injury upon the eenai
tlve lining of the elomath and iutertlnri. They
are acoarentlT immovable In the belief that to -
petience benefit they must keep dosing with
ara;cmeiiir.iiEi!. t nieas me action of theee u
powerful and exceeslw, ther are not t atiefied.
rii...J.i,y - -. . 1 " . .
.uej .irjiii uiriiuj, a iviueuv 01 genue action
however effective. It is not bir sacU purblind ex
tremirte as these that the acknowledged merits ol
Hostetttr e Stomach Bitters are recognized. That
lesrulutor of the stomach, the bowele and the kid-
Imr. tuuA.la (K. 1 ... t . . . I i .
...... ...w ... ius tnuvrmii u oiujr out
is awarded a just valuation. Constipation, liver
ramtilftinl i1r.iiu)i.u . r4 1-i .1 . , i. . . . i i ...
Us action, ho alto do malaria and rheumatism.
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance. Fraternal Order, book or nthrrwla
Members eel SlcOin one ver. Ther mt hnt 1
a week. Anybody c in make at the lowest $137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
becaowe for eacn member they bring in they get
l heir 1100 a month earlier. This ia a sood thlcE
J. L. UNVERZAGT. Secretary.
1 V est Lexington St , Baltimore,
PURE SOLUBLE CHEAP
Rich. Digestible. Stimulating. Nourishing.
Having a peculiarly delicious flavor a food and drink
combined at a half cent a cup and fit for a prince.
"BEST & GOES FARTHEST."
HOCTEVS COOO.V (once tried, nlvrays usim! ') was -.flvr.'
patented and la made la Ilatlnad. I i acknowledge br tlis ntt r::.n--i:?.
and analrststhat b, the aneclul tt-catnent Vas li-irrn s Ctvoi Ins ni.Wg?;
solubility of the fleh-lVfr;nfng cuatllueut la lacreawd fifty v-r
trhile tha trhola of the fibre are s ?.enHl and renrd more palatat.l an 1 d:C'
"Largest sale iu tbe world." As'i for Vi'j HorTE' and tssUe no olh-r.
TH IE POSITIVE 'CUR E. 5V Mj
i ELY EROTEER3. 66 Warren 8U Uew Tcrk. Price to cta-tfr" '" Sfrj
THE MOLINE WAGON.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGON:
A. ftul and complete line of PLATFORM and other Paring Wscors, especially adapted to Cm
Western trade. of superior workmanship and tnish. Illustrated Price List free oa
eppdeanon. See the MOLINE V'aGON before pu hair.-
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLEK.
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
NL. E. TVITIRRIjN.
Choice Family Groceries-
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St., Rock
A rt-clas slock of Groceries that will be sold at lowest livice price. A share of p"
C J. W.
1121 and llil Fourth arenae.
Pln tnd epeciflcn famished on all
""""6 'uu, aunwuung
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DAVIS & CO,,
. 1 1 : u urn
A complete stock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, V'acking
Hose, Fire Brick. Etc
Sole Ajent for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATOR:
We guarantee erery one perfect, and will send Ci f
Twenty day'i trial, to responsible parties
Safety Heating Boilers and Contractor'
furnishing and laying Water. ani
1712 Fibst Avb ,
Rock Island. Il'.inos
Telephone 1148. Residence Telephone !!'
Goods received by
CAXL AND EXAMINE.
COMPLETE IN ALL
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN.
Residence 1119 Fourth arenae.
danea of work ; alao acent of Willer'a Parfsi
new, aryuan ana aesinoie. r f