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THE ABGUB. TUESDAY. DECEMBElt 22, 1891.
th tlie method and results Tvncn
rUp of Fir's 13 taken; it is pleasant
i.j refwlims to tlic aste, and acu
scar vet prompny on me iviuneys,
;r and Bowels, cleanses the evs-
'n el!'e.'ttin!!y, dispels colds, bead-
jjes ana levers ana cures nabitual
iC5ir!itiv'n. Syrup of Figs is the
,ir ronvvlv of its kind ever uro-
iuc'etl. to the taste and ac-
optali'e to tiie stoniaoh, prompt m
tu n nnl truly beneficial in its
Set?, ro'paretl onlv from the most
.jjlthv u:A agreeahle substances, its
jev csvllent qualities commend it
, a!l and have made it the most
twhr remedy known.
Svrtip t t xigs is for sale in 50c
battles by all leading drtijr-
jts. Any reliable druggist who
3V not have it on hacd vi pro-
ik it promptly fur any one who
;.be? to try it. l)o Dot accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
IfHJ'i'iL'e V' "OlH V.
From 14.00 to $173.00.
'.n a!! styles of settings and at
17i 7 Second Avenne.
J. E. REIDY,
By, .-Un and roarage propertv on commH
t.. A .tr'e lit of city prupeitj always on hacd
Ai r.t for three firft-cla F're Inairanee
i oni unit, and ibe American Caa-lt jr
lLdeninity Company, of Bal
timore, 3rt ci.
Hoope's Tailor Shop.
Subscribs for Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Kock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
opon established values and it
pays more tban three times as
much interest besides the
amonnt invested and the profits
can b withdrawn at any time.
Mory loaned at lowest rates.
U. A. DONALDSON. Secretary,
e, Koomi 3. 4, B and 6 Maaonlc Temple,
r.s'i! ta 11 mamt now we will all have
V ;r 'nrltf The biic Hol'd.iy alack
:--roni.' Th eleraut prepnt are
t, xhitiition. 1brrewil but-
fare getting the flirt pwk
our gratia dli ly tf
N. , f.. j a. e ,tll?f, !,!(.,. pood been fhewn : r.erer
. it, T varit ti i been cflVnd; never hve
f 'i' n m u w. Something for everybody mid
! N ) ;i!'aid who sre and purcliaeta
.: .-reat ilae of c.otce .elections in
Toys, Books and Novelties.
Faiicv Onnrls. TCntirmR "Etc-
-j , . y
' !-np--iiilile utell what we hare. Yoamaat
'" ( 1'1.Ii)mv In ..ifiropitlti. lha rtm 1,1, nt iw
... prissuta wo Oder for one aud all, old
f " .i it fnl rew gtnek in all brljht, clean and
).! con-lste wholly of the late', and most
vi le.ilm Ourprlcea make these beauti
'ifji.i. irr. -istible.
1 iaretobea Merry Cbrtitmaa If joo
C C. TAYLOR,
-1717 Second Avenue.
Discissions at Ust Evening's Coun
cil Mei ting.'
TheTh r.t A. P.vl.c Cent r art
li.efd-Th, BeRt Hitler
The council bed be anticipated, quite
an entertaining session last evening.
The openingof the Lie's for the pavingof
Third aenue.KineteeQth streetand Com
mercial alley was responsible for the pro
ceedioes. Before the bids were opened
Aid. Huesing entered a vigorous protest
against taking any action upon tbem. and
then picking up the paving oidinance
and the specifications for this work, he
proceed! d to pick both to pieces and to at
tempt to show what 1 ttle resllj the coun
cil knew about business when it adopted the
ordinances and drafted tie specifications.
It seemed to be Mr. Hu jsing's opinion, tha'.
because certain contractors had abstained
from bidding under ti e specifications tbe
city should alter thim to suit tbe r
pleasure. This precipitated an extended
di.cussion in which, while the position
was maintained that because other con
tractors had seen fit t j ignore the citj's
specifications and had failed to present
bids in accordance wi h them, that the
Rockford Connrucii m company who
had without a word of objection com
piied with all tin citj's require
ments should be thrown out, and there
were some remarks ande that boarded
pretty closely on insu t to an industry
which Rock Island si ould be proud of
and thould encourage rather than ignore.
Be it said to the council's credit tbe posi
tion taken by Aid. Corfcen, who said,
"We are not here for play, not here to
construct specifioatior s to suit contrac
tors; let us stand by tG09e who stand by
u. and let us help our irdustries," which
remarks were sustained by Aid Blade),
Jobmon and other?, ctught '.be prevail
ing idea of the aldermen, and the bids in
stead of being thrown out were properly
As far as The A noes is capable of
judging the duty of ibe council eeeras
plain in the premises to award tbe con
tact to the Rockford Construction com
pany which has bid in good faith, has
made a fair proposition, has given suffi
cient guarantee to do good work, and
has presented samples of the same which
will stand the scrutiny of the most skilled
experts. Another tl.ing, the Rockford
Construction company is a home enter
prise, eiving employ nrent to home labor,
but asks no odds on these grounds; it
merely asks fair play and it has put it
self in a position to ei pect it. It has a
right to expect it acd to be met on fair
grounds. The A rots has no comments
to make on tbe contractors who failed
to bid. They simplj took a sensible
stand in not biddicg on specifications
tbey did not like. O i that account they
snou'id not ask tbit li e specifications be
altered to suit then, and The Aitocs
does not beleive they expect it.
A commuDicaiiwa from the Dvenprrt
&. Rrck Island Street Railway company
with reference to the manner in which it
should be treated wiih as regards pay
ing undertakings in tbe future and asking
that it be classed with other property
holders, was taken by the council as of
the nature of a threat and warning and
was not received with good grace by the
council, and Aid. Huesing was prompt to
take advantage of tbe ill-feeling and he
gleefully presented a resolution setting
forth what the city would do provided
tbe company did Bolromply with certain
ordinances. Tbe resolution passed in the
buiry before adjournment, despite the
protests of several aU.ennen. Had the
strrct car company kd its manager
or other representatives present in
person to explain l s position it
would have taken better with tbe council,
but there is probably no danger of a con
flict. The Rook Islard council has al
ways treated tbe syndicate more tban
courteously, and has trade partirular pro
vision for its protection in its paving
ordinances and it has reason to expect a
continuation of the nciprocation of that
frietidly attitude- It is hardly likely that
there will be any clasting, much as one
alderman might like t aee it.
At the Burtis at Davenport on Christ
mas night Miss Lillian Lewis the talented
emotional actress, wiU appear in "Credit
Lorraine," with "As in a Looking Glass,'
hi tbe afternon performance. The enttr-t-iii.menta
will draw It rge houses as Ibey
For Christmas night Manager Montroee
ha secured tbe comedy success "Im
pulse," which will be presented at Har
per's theatre and no d ubt will be wits
ne?8"d by a large audience.
What the Hon. George O Vest says in
regard to the superior ty of tbe Lliisch
berg diamond and Don -changeable spec
tacles: "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried.
"It afford me grea. pleasure to rec
ommend Prof. Hirscblerg as an excellent
optician, and Lis glasses are simply un
equalled in my experience.
M G. G. Vest.
These glasses are for tale by T. H.
Thomas, agents for Rk Island.
The London is keeping house this
week and next week. Come in and help
yourself to our bargains.
TUEY'RK BUSY M)W."
Treoatrai Colon Telephone Com.
Pany'a Exchange Oat Last
Sight t'xteattf the Oaaaecea.
One of the worst burn outs in tbe his
tory of tbe Central Union Telephone
company occurred in the central office in
the Star block about 8:15 last evening.
It was caused by tbe metalic return cir
cuit getting crossed with the electric
street car trolley wire at the corner of
Seventh avenue and Twenty eighth street
Tbe switch board in the central offlcs was
inveloptd in a sheet of blue flime io an
Miss Fannie Kooi and tbe Misses
Ostrom. who were in the offl.-eatthe
lime, barely escaped being seriously
burned, and though somewhat fright
ened tney managed to keep tbe D mes
fromburnirg the wcod work about the
switch board until assistance arrived from
the street below. The loss to tLe com
pany will be heavy, as about one-third of
the 8i:ch board coils are destroyed and
at least 50 instruments are burned out.
It will probably be necessary to visit
every instrument in the city before every
thing wi!l be working satisfactory.
Evtry available man in the three cities in
the employ of the company is at work on
the lines here today, and Manager Har
rcp is of the opinion that tbe greater
part of the instruments will be working
this evening. Every effort is being
made to get the lines in woi king order as
soon as possible. New supplies were
telegraphed for to Chicago last night and
arrived today, aud although the public
may experience some little ironble on ac
count of cross connection, everything
id be working all right again in a day
At about the same hour last night a
telephone wire fell across a trolley wire
on Brady street in Davenport, and be
fore it cou'd be lifted it had burned a
large hole in a pole and a tree nearby
It was lifted, however, btfore any serious
damage hal been done.
The temporary loss of the telephone
service win serve to illus:rate the
wise precaution taken by a progressive
city council in providing the city with an
excellent fire and police alarm system
with which the loss ot the telephone can
in noway interfere.
SL JOSEPH'S SCHOOL
Inttrxtine toning f.xercle Ven
Tbe closing exercises for the holiday
vacation took place at St. Joseph's school
on Second avenue last evening. A large
number of tbe friends of tbe participants
were present, and a very interesting pro
grtmme was prtsented, which was car
ried out in a very creditable manner, and
heartily appreciated by everyone present
Tbe following is tbe programme in full:
O He t Virioe C hoir Junior
misjea M. HfUiriiun, M. Gruan,
Tableau "r lower of the Family
Piano Trio .. II. llencml. r. .T. and M. Normovle.
C arnival of Venice (on piano) Little Girtie Wirill.
Sheibt rd'f Lay (piano trioi Misses L. Mc-
Ciuinn. L. JlnlliLnn. M. Lafferry.
Souu -"I'm (lo ne to Write to Hapa." Bertha
Hodges and Girtie Wivil!.
Piano lo Muster Fred Green.
ftwis Airs .ol.inotrioi Mia L. -McGuinn,
J.Jwxton. D. Meenun.
Sp .nlih Serenade (puit iraccoinpsnlment)
Mi.-sF. Ha i and B. Roche.
Piano Trio Mioses B. Roche, '. Barthalow,
So R 'Whuperine Hope." Choir Junior.
11. Il.-oi.leno .Mi-kch M.Brady and B. Koclie.
Tableau "Heaper ar d the Flowtre."
Duet (on piano ....Mie B. Roche and L. Kale.
Closing Chorus "Merry Xma to All."
The Fre nt Time.
Tbe present time is the time to prepare
presents. In order to comply with tbe
requirements of this festive season your
presence at the establishment of Clemann
& ctalzmann is nc es-rv . There you will
find a bountiful and i'nl'imt array of hol
"Uj Dangb e. a I. fe
Was saved by Hood's Sirsapirilla," says
Mr. B B. Jones, of Alna, Maine. "She
had seven running sores in different
places on ber body, but on giving her
Hood's Sarsapsrilla there was a marked
improvement and now she is well, strong
Hood's Pills cure Constipation by re
storing tbe peristaltic action of tbe ali
mentary canal. Tbey are tbe best fam
The Question Solved.
Tbe question with most people, what
to buy tor a nice and useful Christmas
gift is solved by getting a fancy parlor
chair, an elegant bookcase, a fine bed
room set, a choice parlor set, an easy
chair, rugs, lace and drapery curtains.
And the place to gel them is at Clemann
& tialzmann's, where can be found tbe
largest and finest stock in tbe three cities
at prices lower tban at any other furni
Tes'imonial from Hon. S. P. Hughes,
judge supreme court, Little Rock, Ark. :
"I baye used your diamocd spectacles
about a year, and have found tbem clear,
easy to tbe eyes and very satisfactory.
I prefer them to any I have used. Yours
truly, Simon P. Hughes.
These glasses are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
The London show windows, presenting
as they do a Santa Claus scene on one
side, and two sides of domestic life on
the other, are attracting much attention.
as well as admiration of the public spirit
and good taste oTlbis popular firm.
"I saw as in a dream sublime, a somes
tbing in the band of time." Twas a
thing to bless tbe whole human race, to
make them forget their sorrows and re.
memoer weir misery no more. 1 was s
s bottle of Salyation Oil.
Everyone knows or should know of the
COBBETT OX LABOR.
The Former K lek Inlander Talfca .
Roebrar. a 9I meataaa ((ira.
The Rockford Star of Saturday eve
ning contains the following with refer
ence to Rock Island's former townsmen
and city attorney.
Attorney M. M. Corbett, who has but
recently swung bis shingle to the breeze
in our city, delivered an address in Ash
ton's hall last evening to the laboring
men of Rockford . The effort was under
tbe direction of the Trade end Labor as
sembly, and the cenllrman very agree
ably entertained the small audience path.
ered to bear him. Mr. Corhett u
ready speaker, is apparently well in
formed on tbe labor Question', and is not
one whit an agitator of the fire alarm
order. His views and meth.-ida
plain and practical, and he delivers them
in a firceful manner. He stated that he
bad prepared a somewhat elaborate ad
dress for the ore ision. but as tbe attend
ance was smill he would occupv but a
The speaker touched upon man? sub
jects of interest, strikes, which be said
should Dever be resorted to unless with
a just foundation, and arbitration meth
ods. He gave a little attention to the
senate, which be termed a railroad lobby,
and considered its ri-Utions with capital
ists. He advocated tbe establishment of
the postal savings law and also a board of
arbitration similar to the supreme court.
in conclusion he adyistd the trades unions
to look well to the character of their
members, educate them, teacb tbem thrift
and eobtiety, make tbem industrious.
close mouthed but intel iaent, then it will
be possible to aecompli-h something in
the strife between labor and cipi al
Mr. Corbett sKe but half an hour.but
was given tbe closest attention. The
assembly proposes to secure him to de
liver a second adiress at no distant date.
Fine young turkeys, ducks, geese and
chickens, oysters in can or bulk, cran
berries, sweet cider and fruits of all
kinds, at W. A. Ebleb's.
We challenge competition on every
point at the Lindon.
State op Ohio, Citt of Toledo. (
Lrcx9 County. ( S8
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
e 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 the sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every case
of catarrh that cannot be cured ty the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Chrney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. 1836.
-- 1 A. W. Gleason,
seal Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of tbe system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Bargsins of a 1 bargains are tbe S9.S7
all wool kersey overcoats at the London.
Poultry in largs quantities for CLrist
mas, at W. A. Euleb's.
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when
in need of a laxative and if the father or
mother be costive or bilious tbe most
gratifying results follow ita use, so that
it is the best family remedy known and
every family should have a bottle.
lo W. A Ehleb, 305
Tbe LcnJon has the latest novelties in
by Lu Wallace, tbe most interesting and
most popular book of this generation,
can row be found al R. Crampton & Co's.
for 97 cents.
Arguments art? useless goods
prices talk at tbe Lindon.
High prices killed at the Liodon.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
The event of the season.
One night only
CHRISTMAS DEC. 25, .
MR and MRS. KENDALL'S
Great Comedy success
Expounded by a large, company of com
Pretty Faces. Eiegtit Wardrobes, Origi
nal Scenery and Effects.
Seats on sale at Harper House Pharmacy
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
Matinee and Xi. ht.
Miss Lillian Lewis,
Supported by a capable company of Dittin
Edmund Collier, Louise P. tnerov, Arthur El
liot, Wal-er Eytinge, Lawrence Mars on, Ralph
Bell, MUdied Hall, Fred Monle.
Preaen Ing at the matinee an original version oj
Phillip's great novel,
At tie evening performance Lawrence Marston's
sui coaxial a ram a,
Pari Costumes. Both pjaye appropriately
P rices $1, 75, SO and 85. Seat aale at Flake's
Taeeaay morning, uec, 32. Telephone No, 20.
Say there never were so many attractive offerings for
Christmas Presents as are now being displayed in their
great dry goods house. In addition to the Silks and
"Wool dr ss goods just reduced in price as special holi
day attractions, they have just made some severe cuts
in Cloaks and Jackets, which will be duly appreciated.
Notice these goods displayed in our east large show
JACKETS which were $15.00 now
" $ 9.50 $ 6.90
" " " $ 8.00 " $ 5 38
" " " $11.50 $7.97
OTHERS .WERE $22 00 now $15 75
-Etc, Etc, all through.
1712. 1714, 1716, 1713. 1720. 1723 and 1724 Second Avbnctb.
Pelonbets S S lesson notes.
Diaries for 1392.
We cannot tell
you what we have.
but come and see.
1703 Second Avenue.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
Telephone No. 1216.
A fine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
Assortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second ATenue, ROCK ISLAMD.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. McKann's Celeuratel CoDi Syrup
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, anil
all affections of the throat, lungs and bron
Its sale has more than doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year. 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Made and sold at 10c and 2c per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
Ladies! Have You Worn
T . ..--rr-N.; t 4
If not, try a pair. They
yonr money tban any sb.ee
sole ana mat or thk very BEtT, Outer and inner sole one solid
piece of tbe beet sole leather.
NO RIPPING OFF OF SOLES1
NO SQUEAKING, AND NO BREAKING IN!
J ust as easy as a Hand Turned, and wear twice as long.
Every pair stamped on the sole.
Patented and made by CROSBY, HUCKINS mJk CO.,
FOR SALS Br
1818 Second Arenue.
Magic lanterns, all grades.
Air guns the Chicago, 75c.
The Ktlamizto, 152.
Noah's Ark, a new one.
Gtmes of all kinds.
Tbe cheapest place to get t-iys at
1703 Second Avenue.
will give y on more Teatiefaction for
you hae ever bought Only one