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Accommodation train leaves Rock Island 6:45
p. m. arrives at Peoria 2 SO a. m Leaves Peoria
7:16 p. m. arrives ai Rock Inland 1 :06 a. a.
CABLE BBAHCB. .
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Lv. Cable 6. M am'l2 H) pm 3.45 pm
At. Reynolds 7.10au! 1.45 pmi 4.25 ym
Rock Island .! 8.05 am 3.00 umi 5.3U nm
Chair car on Fact Express between Rock Island
and Peoria in both directions.
H. B. SUDLOW, h. HT'tCKHOTJSE,
Superintendent. Oen'l Tkt. Agent.
A PERUVIAN RAILWAY.
EnslTe to Ran and Repair Beeaoie of
High Hills aad Many Freshets.
T;e Oroya road i8 a very remarkable
piece of engineering 'work, executed, per
haps, not wisely but too well. The diffi
culties surmounted are enormous. The
constructor, an American, Henry Meisjrs,
used to say, I was told, at certain arduous
poiute, "The line has to go there, and if
we can't find a road for it we'll hang the
track from balloons." This remark illus
trates the boldness and almost reckless
ness with which the line has been built,
and even now, fine as the work is, it is in
constant danger of destruction in many
parts. Every year sections of the line,
bridges and viaducts are swept away by
floods and landslips which cannot be fore
seen. A waterspout bursts on a mountain peak,
an immense volume of water, mud and
bowlders dashes down, and half an hour
later a'.l is calm again; but the railway
track has disappeared, or one of the
bridges will be found twisted into a knot
half a mile away -from its proper place.
For this reason the line must always be
very expensive and difficult to keep in re
pair. The working of it is also very ex
pensive' on account of the liich price of
coal and the quantity wasted by the con
tin nous firing required to force the train
up the steep gradients.
As it is, the locomotives have 23 inch
cylinders, and tbeste.im pressure-all the
way has to be kept at HO pounds to the
square inch. The maximum train is five
cars, weighing ei;bt tons each and carry
ing ten tons of cargo: and in order to drag
this weight from Lima to Chic-la the loco
motive burns seven tons of first class En
glish coal. The maximum gradients are 4
per cent, and the maximum t urves 120 me
ters radius. This radius is found in all the
tunnels, of which there are forty between
Lima and Chicla, the longest measuring
230 meters. The number of bridges is six
teen, the longest being the Verrugas via
duct. The total distance from Callao to
Chicla, w here the rails end, is 86,'-; miles.
The Oroya line, on which the Peruvian
loan in ISTOof X5,.120,(0 sterling was ex
pended, was not finished for want of funds,
and the portion of it that was completed
has never paid. The original idea was to
carry the line to La Oroya, in the transan
dine province of Junin, and the survey and
much of the earthwork and tunnels were
executed before the money gave out in
1S73. The summit tunnel through the
Paso de Galera, between 1,100 and 1,200
meters long, is 0en, and from the plains
it appears to bo an interesting piece of
work, being on a vertical c urve, with 3i
percent, gradients on the Paciiic sloped
the Cord il lent, and just enough for drain
age on the Atlantic slope, where the line
runs for kilometers with gradients of
from 2 to 4 per cent., and then for the rest
of the distance to Ia Oroya, 43 kilometers
over easy ground.
The summit tuuuel of the Paso de Gal
era is the fifty-eighth from Lima, it is dis
tant from Callao by the rails 104 miles,
and stands ut a height of 4 f14 meters, or
15,700 feet above the level of the sea, thus
makiug the Oroya the highest of all the
projected transamline railways. Theodore
Child in Harper's.
KING OF COCOAS--" ROYAL COCOA FACTORY."
Kings are but men, but all men are not kings. Therefore,
whim the King cf Holland says, as he did by deed of August
12, 1SS9, that he is greatly pleased with
Von' Hour's Cocoa
"BEST & GOES FARTHEST,"
and, entirely unsolicited, grants the manufacturers the sole
right of styling their works the Royal Cocoa Factory, a sig
nificance attaches to the act which would not were he
not "every inch a king." w
THE POSITIVE CURE.
ELY BROTHERS. 56 Warren BU 'ew York. Price 50 eta.1
lb. "--J I I II I 1. If I . . . - . . . -
l Locrca too bisTcrcA.MA LIAU5.
J3 Eut her patter,
1 Chjjio-ci to utter
SOAP, d , , c
15 me ccli o JAi' ever rcc
Don't If a dealer offer you a bottle
of SblvatioD Oil without lbe 6 rr wrap
pers, or in a mutilated or defaced pack
agre, don't touch it don't buy it at any
price; you can rest assured that there is
somethir g wrong it may he a dangerous
and wonble 8 coutt-;rfeit. Insist upon a
perfect, unbroken, genuioe package.
Thccrareful and conservative spirit which
characterizes so much of the work done ir.
England is shown in connection with the
recent splendid piece of work, the City and
South London railway. While many of
the details of the line are carried out with
the perfection of modern electrical skill,
there are some points in connection with it
which are so much behind modern prog
ress as tn app -ar in a measure inconsistent
with the enterprise which characterizes
the rest of t:ie work. It apiears that the
elevators leading U the underground sta
tions are opt rated by hydraulic power.
There is a pood deal of dissat isfaction that
electricity ha not Iteen used for this pur
pose. Nothing could be better adapted for
working lifts than motors, and the saving
in expense would have been considerable.
Unless the elevators are balanced t here
is a plunger volume of high pressure water
wasted every time each hoist is used,
whereas if the motors were employed the
generator would need supply little more
than the power wasted in general friction.
Another fact v.-hich has been freely criti
cised is the us- of an air brake where elec
tric power is available. It has been urged
that the block system arrangements, and
the cut off of the supply from a moving
train in case of necessity, are objections to
If these are lstacles they can le easily
overcome, and the special leads which sup
ply the carriage lamps could snpply the
motive power for the brakes. It is argued
that this cnnib nation in the same plant of
hydraulic distribution, compressed air and
electric traction is a somewhat anomalous
one. Xew York Commercial Advertiser.
ADVIlE to EOTHXKS.
Are yon disturbed at nisrht and broken
of your rest by a 6ick child suffering and
crying with pain of cutting teeth? If go.
send at once an! get h bottle of Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething. Its value is incalcu'aVe. It
will relieve the poor little suffi-rer imme
diately. D.-pend upon it mothers, there
is do mistake about it. It cures dysen
tery, diarrhoea, regulates the stomach
and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the
gums, reduces inflatiimati?B and gives
tone and energ? to the whole system.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for
Children Teething is pleasant to the
taste, and is the prescription of one of
the oldest and best female curves anl
physicians in the United States, and is
or sale bv all drug gists throughout the
world. Price 25 cents a bottle, j
Succe'Mr to A damson & Ruick,
I feel it ray d.itj to say a few words in
regard to Ely's Cream Bilm. and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year, and have
found it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever since I was a little bov and I never
hoped for cure, but Cream Btlsam seems
to do even that.. Many of my acquaint
ances have n9?d it with excellrht results.
Oscar O-trum, 45 Warren avenue,
Chicago. I 1.
On a Regular P;an. "How does llr-r.
Peck take mtrried lift?" ' Oh. I gmss
he takes it according to directions."
It it a Xitiaka
To try to cure catarra by using local ap
plications. Catarrh is not a 1 il but a
constitutional disease. It is not a dis
ease of the man's noe, but of the man.
therefore, to effect a cure, requires a
constitutional remedy like Hood s Srsa
parilla, which, acting through the blood,
reaches every part of the system, expel
iog the taint wLich causes the disease
and imparting health.
Theatre patrons generally realize that
the scene painter is an unseen painter.
To Isrvoai Debilitated Mas.
If you will send me yonr address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt knd appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
debilitated syefera, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on a trial .
Voltaic Belt Co.. Marhvll. Mich .
Hock Island, 111.
Shop Ninetemtli St., Nt. First and Second Avenue,
GeneralJobbing and R-pairing promptly done.
52TScoTid Hand Maohin-ry bonght. sold and repaired.
PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GOODS.
Believing tbat everyoLe, deem it necessary to remember
their friends with a nsefal Christmas gifr. we have selected th?
neatest and largest line of LADIES and GENT'S
Ooze. Swede Kid, Russian Calf and Plush.
In all the modern styles and shades.
Ser .nd HarrisA: S:
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Aidrt
J. C. DTJ5CAN,
Nos. Ill and 113 West Second Street,
ThU Fine P;mh Cloak $25 00,
This Ulster $15.00, now $10. CO.
This Fine Mill Cloak f 10 00.
new $7 00.
Child's Cloaks $10.00, now $7.00.
4 00' 2.25
5 00 3.00
Jackets $15 00. no-v $10 :0
$ 4 00 $1.75
5 50 2.25
6.00 2 50
Ya 00 6.00
And a good many others too
numerous to mention, but prices
LADIES1 FINE SEAL PLUSH
, $30 00 $22 00
25 00 18 00
15 00 10.00
LADLES' FINE PLUSH JACK
$10.00 $ 7.00
15 00 10 00
Childxens cloaks from 4 to 12
years of age, $1.00 and upwards.