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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. REIDY BROS. THK LEAriNO Real Estate insurance. 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. This Space Reserved For The Adams Wall Paper Company. Afield day fun. High School Sports at Twin- City Park. 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. Tie litem... '.'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. inches. 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 stood : 1 a 8 4 5 T X Daverport " " 0 u 1 Au Notes ' 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 Moline. The popular colors of the day are: Hock Island, red and yellow; Moline. jellow and white: Davenport, red and blue. Superintendent of Schools Kemble ; find Director Folsoni. of the board of ( education, were interested observers this morning. THE AHGUS, F1MDAY, OCTOHElt 20, 1893. VANISHING HOPES. Itlv-r Towns Doomed by the Advent of the . KailroadH. 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 trumps. 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 banks. Attention, (irocera! 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 route. 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 penses ;!.)!. 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 Couple. 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 Kveniug:. 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. l'oliee Points. 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 county jail. Klver Riplets. 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 went north. Fall Suits. Simon & Mosenfelder Wish to announce that all their departments are now complete, showing the latest and prettiest (and best) in Men's, Boys' 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 ever. Simon & Mosenfelder, Rock Island House Corner. Underwear. Hats, and novelties in caps. One Price A Low One. JUST RECEIVED The finest line of Shoes that were ever country. Here are kinds: 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 and Lace. Women's Russian Calf Hand Tamed Cork Sole Blucher. GEO. SCHNEiDER, ROCK ISLAND, ILL. WHAT, A Comforts. Klankets. 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. HEALER IN- HARDWARE LINSEED OIL, Fall Overcoats. 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 Gaiters. 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. BURGLAR? 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 FLOOR PAlflTeJ. WHITE LEAf, ETC MO Third .Wi-ue Li II imBWJIltJ3.tMHJ..