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THE ABGUS, SAfrUllDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1894.
The Council has an Important
r.rinpt conort and improvement and
tend to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
tor than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the need of physical Ix'ing, will attest
the yaluo to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
lu excellence is due to it presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the syBtem,
dispelling coldd, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has piven satisfaction to millions and
Diet with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable sultstanco.
yrop of Fi is for Kale by all drug
rists in 5c and tattles, hut it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
tin. only, wnosr name is printed on every
rwknre, alo the ii:uc, Svrup of Figs,
and Wins well ir.fornicd, vou will liot
accept any substitute if ottered.
to the equip
7 Per Cent Loans.
AH ATE A
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
lirst mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer lor sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their faco and accrued
interest. These loans have
iKicn carefully, selected by
us, and are first-class in
every respect. They arc all
7 r:it cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer
especially adapted for
investment of savings and
trust funds, as our personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. ROTH, Snpt. Ixan Department.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
Tuesday, Dec. 25.
TBc (treat t'liriatmu Attraction,
MR. GEORGE BERRY
Supported hy kll Belle Inman and a roclro
polltnn cnmtmnr In Kilwaril oning
Town1. King of Cinnediv.,
By Wits Outwitted.
A coterie of fnnny comediana. Beauti
ful and original music, elegant one tunica.
lUrnlrome .rettery. 'he moat plsaeirur
ralertainnient now lx-fore the public
feat, on rale three da a in advance at th
Harper bouae pharmacy.
Price. 73, B0 arid X centa.
" J. E. Montrose, Xanager.
Wednesday. Dec. 26,
IMoa A Alfrtenu'. Bomaotic War Drama,
Entirely rewritten, revised and now
greater than ever. With its wealth
of special srenny mechanical and
electrical effects. Kealistic living
jiictures of the late war.
50 PEOPLE ON THE STAGE 50
Snparb Company. Including Arthur Bprague
frank Wa coll, Ed or Foreman. John U.
Jiaek. Mate Htena. tloae Ant boa.
Julie Weil, Kate Medinger.
Pric.-t 25, SO and 73c. Seats on aale Monday,
One Delating to Watermalna for St. An.
thony'a Hocpltal and One Affecting
Street Railway Paving, Both or Which
Receive Proper Recognition Other Mat
ter. Before the Municipal Aaaembly.
Last night's adjourned session of
the city council proved one of the
most important of the year. On two
subjects of particular interest.
brought about bv the presentation of
special communications, the council
acted in accordance with a sense of
duty, a spirit of appreciation which
voiced the sentiment of the public at
large, and w hich will be heartily
commended by all our people.
water for the Hospital.
The first of these communications
came from the medicsl board of St.
Anthony's hospital. Drs. S. C. Pin tu
rner. G. G. Craig. C. C. Carter and J.
R. Hollowbush, of the hospital staff,
being present. The communication.
which is signed by the medical staff
of the hospital, Drs. G. G. Craig, C
Trucsdale. S. C. Plummer, J. K. Hoi
lowbush and C. C. Carter, sets forth
that the construction of the hospital
is delayed because of the inability to
procure water, an abundance of
which is absolutely necessary to
keep such an institution in proper
comlition. I Ik; contractor, M.
Schnell, had given assurance that if
the city water main is extended from
H liber's bretverv, where it now ter
minates, up Elm street to the hos
pital, that he won at provide means
of conducting: it through the build
ing until such time as the citv may
be able to do it. The superintendent
of waterworks is given as authority
for the statement that th? present
pressure in the water mains would
raise the water to the point men
tioned by Contractor Schnell, as
necessary to procure the temporary
'lt seems, therefore, the nelit'on
concludes, "that nil that stands in
the way of the immediate comple
tion of this most desirable institu
tion would be removed if the city
would extend its water pipe from the
present termination on Elm street to
a point about 350 feet south. The
present building is inadequate to ac-
commodate our homeless sick
Every few days persons are turned
away for lack of room. With increased
capacitv and comfort and with ini
proved facilities for caring for the
sick and injured, this institution
will soon be recognized as one f the
most valuable in the city. We
therefore, earnestly request you to
consider the advisability of putting
in the necessary pipe now, instead of
postponing it until next spring."
The council extended an invitation
to any of the medical gentlemen pres
ent to speak, and Dr. Craig explained
the importance of the situation
spoke of Contractor SchnelPs extreme
liberality, consideration and public
pint in the niattter. and also that
Davis companv had agreed to make
the extension of the main and wait
ntil next year's appropriations are
available for the pay. Dr. llollow
bush also impressed the council
with the urgent need of the action
proposed, and upon Aid. Dauber
motion the prayer 01 the petition
was granted by unanimous vote
The Annus has heretofore referred
extensively to the crippled condition
it the hospital in consequence of me
nadennacy of the water supply, and
the medical board is deserving of
praise for the manner in which
has has taken it up. as are also
Messrs. Schnell and Davis for their
good services, and the council for
giving the suggested course its oili
Relief for the Street Car Company.
The council also gave expression
to its appreciation of the present
street railway company, and its dis
position to treat it fairly as it de
serves to lie, and to spare it as far as
consistent any further burdens lor
a time at least, in the matter of street
paving. The Rock Island council
has. since the I hicago gentlemen oe-
canie interested here, set a wise and
public spirited example to its sister
cities in the way it has met the in
vestment of this capital here, ever
encouraging it in ail us extensions
and improvements, and befriending
it to the itiucst extent in an tuai 11
has applied for. The council has
never had reason to question in the
slightest degree the wisdom of its
liberaltv toward the street car com
panv. for events have demonstrated
vcar bv vear that these considera-
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lions were most worthiiv uesioweu.
and that the public has been the
benefactor to a more perceptible ex-
tent than the corporation. Hence it
was that the mayor ana aldermen
were found ready again last evening
to meet in a friendlv spirit- the
prayer of the company fortemparary
relief from the oppression oi mriuer
paving extension over its tracks, and
Xim Akgus feels no hesitancy in sav
in? that the citizens of Rock Island
will repeat what they have said
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the past, that the council snouiu ueai
fairly with an institution that is of
so much beneiit to Rock Island and
the three cities as the Davenport &
Rock Island Railwavi company has
proven itself to be.
Last night's action was brought
about by a memorial from the Daven-
port & Rock Island Railway compa
ny through J. F. Lardner, 'assistant
to the president, setting forth the ex
pense the company had been subject
ed to since its first investment six
years ago, in the transformation of
the property from the condition in
which it was found
nient as it is today,
'No one will deny that the invest
ment oi such a large amount of out
side capital in the street railway here
left local capital free to enter other
channels of business, which fact to
gether with the large sums expended
for labor in rebuilding the lines, con
tributed largely to the progress of
your city, and helped to establish a
coniidence in its growth and future.
After the work of rebuilding the lines
and equipping them electrically was
completed, the street railway com
pany was called upon to pave, with
brick pa ing, the right of way on the
main thoroughfares of Rock Island.
This was done at a large additional
outlay on the part of the street rail
way company, ami, as the property
yielded no returns or profits on the
capital invested, the stockholders
were required to advance money year
after year to pay for the brick paving
along the company's lines. Each
succeeding year brought additional
paving for the street railway com
pany, but no returns to the stock
holders is the shape of profits or div
idends until the amount expended for
paving on the street railway com
pany's right of way, both by "private
contract and city assessment, has
reached the sum of $58.36-1.70; whilst
the cost of preparing the tracks for
brick paving has reached the sum of
$28,284.20, or a total outlay made
necessary by the paving improve-
ments of vS6.u4:i.5H. The total of
single track street railway mileage in
your city is 12 4-10 miles. Of this,
8 3-10 miles, or two-thirds of the
mileage, is already paved with brick
paving. We submit that no local
capital could have stood up under
this heavv Imrucn. and no other out
side capital would have done so,
lhc stockholders of this com
pany have looked upon your city's
growth with a great deal of satisfac
tion. - anticipating that the future
might bring them some returns for
the money invested here. They are
in favor of public improvements and
point to what has already been ac
usomplished by them in this line, as a
proof of this fact. Ihe company has
for the past two years passed through
a very trying period. The financial
depression so keenly felt throughout
the country has made heavv inroads
our trallic receipts, and crippled
REDUCED LIGHT RATES.
The New Srhealnle Adopted by the People's
We are now prepared to furnish
electric power and arc, or incandes
cent electric lights, in any quanti
ties, and with several importaot
changes which are being made, we
will be able to give even better ser
vice than we have heretofore, and in
adopting the following schedule of
incandescent electric lighting we be
lieve that we are making the lowest
rates for the same service of any city
in the state.
Incandescent electric lights, 1 rent
per ampere hour by meter, less the
following discounts, when bills are
paid before the 10th of the month, on
(ln month' bill, fl and nnJer. Ill iter et-nt
Qmrn monthly bill, over (I to f !0, 25 per c -nt
Uroaa monthly bill, over 110 to S3U. S3 percent
Gro. monthly bill, over 130 to SjO. 40 per cent
toroM monthly bill, exceeding SjJ, SO per cent
Twenty-five cents meter rent will
be charged per month on all bills not
exceeding $2, gross.
Renewal lamps furnished by the
company free, when the burned out
ones are returned to the office un
For residence lighting, the con
verter, meter and hrst installment of
lamps shall be paid for by the con
sumer, and all renewal lamps there
after to be furnished bv the com
pany, free. The rate by meter to be
1 cent per ampere hour, less 25 per
cent discount, when paid before the
10th of the month, at the company's
The following schedule of gas rales
will take effect Feb. 1, on the com
pletion of the new plant:
firm, monthly hill, over tl to S3. 9". cents per
1 (Ml feet diiu-nunt.
Gro monthly bill, orer S3 to liO. 40 centa per
1 (XKJ fi-et diK-ount.
i MimontaiT bill, over S-20 to SM, V) centa per
l.Mkl feet di. onnu
Gro- m mlhly bell, over S-W to 101, 89 cent.
per t.tiOO feet discount.
tim.. montiey oils exceeding SI'W. lo cents per
l,M4i feet dMcoant.
Twenty-live cents per month meter
rent will be charged where less than
200 feet of gas is used in any one
Where the entire cooking is done
with t as, and the gross monthly bills
are less than $3, AO cents iht 1,0o it a trial
feet discount on lightiug and fuel
gas. and where the monthly bills ex
ceed $3 for fuel and lighting pur
poses, from May 1 to Oct. 1. a dis
count of 7& cents per l.ftOO feet.
Parties desiring to cook With gs
the entire year, a separate meter will
be set. and gas furnished at f 1.25 per
People's Power CoMPAisr,
S. S. Davis, Secretary.
Mpeehal at leaag McCwaabe'.
Climbing monkeys 14 cents.
Toy brooms 3 cents.
Picture bonks 1 cent.
Toy carts fi cents.
Toy drums 15 cents.
Hotter dish. 10-cent cie. 5 cents.
China dish. 10-cent size, & cents.
Pecks Bad Boy 79 cents.
History of the Bible 49 cents.
Fifty cent paper back novels 5
Dress goods special; reduction in
Preastly blacks, the licet goods In the
Child's white far net, mnlT and tip
pet. 75 cents.
Fur muffs. 35 cents and np.
1 1 VVi
FORTY MILLION CAKES YEARLY.
r aocua qam rug co . cam
Of holiday goods.
Tha fttil In mtifJ.r
1 Dressing gowns and jackets
Plain and silver trimmed canes.
Those lovely handkerchiefs.
Plain and fancy shirts.
Fancy silk vests,
And in fact everything for gentle
men s wear can le found at I.l-vd ii
The order of services for Christmas
wi-ek in Trinity parish will include
Christmas eve midnight celebration;
Christmas day celebration. 10 a. m.
even song at 7:HO p. m. Wednes
day St. Stephen's tlav; Thursday St.
John's day; Friday Holy Innocence
services at 10 a. m. and 7:30 p. m
Snndav school festival at Trinity
chapel Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. and
at Trinity church Thursday at 7:30
Catarrh is a constitutions! disease.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is a constitution
al remedy. It cures catarrh. Give
the company so, financially, that we
are forced to petition your honorable
body to atiord ns aid, ty relieving us
of the outlay for paving operations
for a year or two until we can recover
from our recent loss of trallic and
improve our present financial condi
tion. A continuation of pavin;
operations on our lines for the next
two years would mean bankruptcy
for this company, a condition which
we feel that neither your honorable
body nor the citizens of Rock Island
whom you represent would w;ish to
see or to hasten. If your honorable
body will grant our petition we feel
that after a period of two years, with
the coming general improvement in
the business situation, we will again
be able to resume our paving opera
tions and bear our share of the pub
lic improvements, as in the past.
After the reading of the communi
cation. Aid. Foss moved that it be re
ceived and placed on tile, and Aid.
F. II. Schroeder seconded the motion.
Aid. Schneider offered a substitute
that the prayer of the petitioners be
granted, which Aid. Dauber second
ed, Aid. Schroeder withdrawing his
second to Aid. l oss' motion and see.
ondinr the substitute also, aud it
was passed by a vote of 10 to 2 (Hla
del and Nelson) but the negative
vote does not represent a disinclina
tion to coincide as far as Aid. Bladel
is concerned, at least, as he ex.
plained that while be was in sympa
thy with the step, he preferred to
defer action until paving was taken
up. The aldermen voting in the athr-
mative were: Roth, Johnson, Cor-
ken, F. H. Schroeder, Dauber, Kusch-
maun, Schneider, Kennedy, Cramer
The council also let the contract
for the stand pipe on Ihe bluff, grant
ed the ordinance sought by the new
telephone companv and adopted Mr.
Munreon's Twentieth street plat, all
of these matters having been de
scribed at previous sessions of the
Florida aud the Mouth!
The fiuickest and best way from
Rock Island to Florida and all points
in the south, is via reoria and tue
Big Four Route," through Cincin
nati, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Macon,
etc. Leaving Rock Island 2:20 p. m.
Yon tret elegant vestibule drawing
room sleeper at Peoria 7:25 p. m. and
step from same into an elegant "lim
ited" train, in Union depot at Cin
cinnati, the next morning, which
lands you in Jacksonville the next
day at 9:55 a. m., thus making the
run from Rock Island to Jacksonville
in 43 hours. Rates as low as via
any other route. - For rates, tickets,
tourist sruides, etc., call at R. I. & P
depot, or address
(JHARLKS t. L.AHOLLETTE,
T. P. A. "Big Four Rowte,"
224 S. Adams street, Peoria, 111.
Bissell Carpet Sweepers
Arc known the world over. The firm make a
good many kinds, but they always, always
guarantee that their "Gold Medal is the
best they make. JOHN T. NOFTSKER
has the exclusive sal of that. Price always
has been $3.50, but to make it interesting to
the public he has put the price at $2.75 an
unheard of price.
He has a few "Grand Rapids' to close out
Rogers Plated Knives
Standard Hated Knives $1.90 per dozen.
At prices from 50c per pair to $6 psr pair.
Good Goods Low Prices at
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Corner Third Avenue and Twentieth St.
See our Fall
And Winter Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latent
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
Star Block, opposite Harper house.
BUSH'S CORN CURE
Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
PRICE 25 CENTS.
This remedy is sold under a pooitive guarantee; and we will cheer
fully refund the money if you are not satisfied with the results.
Different from anj other, it will allay the pain instead of making
the foot sore. It lias been trid liy many, who praise it highly. We
can furnish testimonials if desired. Try it, and suffer no longer.
Manufactured by HORST VOX KOiXKRITZ,
Analytic and Manufacturing Pharmacist. Fifth Area one Pharmacy,
corner Fifth avenue and Tcnty-ibird street. Rock Island.
For sale at all shoe stores.
AiAND SAW IS A COOD THING, BUT NOT TQ
13 THE PROPER THING FOR HOUSE-CLEANING.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
I las the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city
1707 sEC3t aicai
Special Christmas Sale
I Holiday Kates.
For the Christmas and New Years
holidays, the Burlington, Cedar Rap
ids & Northern railway win sen ex
cursion tickets between all points on
its line at extremely low rates for the
Tickets on sale December 22, 23,
91. 25 and 31. 1894. and January 1.
1895. Good to return until ancf in
cluding January 2. 1895. For rates
and time of trains call on station
aerents or address,
Gen. Tkt. and Pass. Agt
Cedar Eapids, Iowa.
From now until Christmas we will give an extra TEN PER CENT
DISCOUNT on all Black as well as
on all colored
R S. - Beginning with Wednesday and until Christmas our
store will be kept open evenings.