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THE ABGUS, TUESDAY. DEC
Both the method and results when
gyrup of Figs is takeu; it is pleasant
and refreshing to tht aste, and act3
ppn'ily yet promptly on the Kidneys,
liver nn.l lWels, cleanses the sys
tem cfleetually, dispels coljs, bead
ulies and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
Crly remedy of its kind ever pro
duceil, pleasing to the tasto and ac
ceptuMcS to llio stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only frora the most
healihy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to a!l and have made 'it the most
popular remedy known.
yrun of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
B:ay not have ic on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one 'who
wisbes to try it. Do not accept any
CAUFOBNIA FIS SYRUP CO.
4 'NANCISCO. CU
From $4.C0 to $17.00.
In all styles of settings and at
17t"7 Second Avenue.
J. E. REIDY,
Ii:;y, fella and manager prnpertvon torami
inti. A lurtre lid of Cilv property always ou fcaLci
A ji nt for hree first-clua F're Tinurance
I'oim aoiea. and the American t auslty
anil iLdemnity I'ompany, of Bal
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hcmpe's Tailor Shop.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Home Building and Loan Aeso
eiation, of Rock Island.
A safer and better investment
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
tpon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rats.
R. A. DONALDSON. Secretary,
"pric. Room 8, 4, 5 and 6 Masonic Tempi!,
joined thp Q m and now we will all have
a Merry th'isir n. The Ins llol'iluy stock
ha come! Tb.i elecaut present axe
on xhibition. lin-si-rcwd buy
er are gettinir the flrrt pkk
our 'ruiiU dii Iny if
NVver fcave nur,h nice pood Wen hcn ; ne. r
t h,. jM-attT vim, iitH bt fii .flird; w-vtit hvc
Ku-e b t'n -o h w. Somt'thiittf for everybody ami
,-.irb il i Jilrafie.l lin ml purv:tat
Uoru our pre Hi It at of c.uice eUc!iiii iu
Toys, Books and Novelties.
Fancy Goods, Noiions, EtCi
It i impos -"ihlc to tell what wo have. To must
" '-' mirdiHplay to appreciate the maltilude of p
pnipriute presents we oflor for one and all, old
Our heunt fn! new stork i H brWht, clean and
"c-h, and consists wholly of the latent and mont
"yniar det-tirnn. Onrprlcea make tbemi beanti
Tin-re 1 1 suretobea Merry Christmas Ifjon
""y your gifts from a,
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Second Avenue.
K. R. CABLE'S f!LIMR
th rrrnidnt or Trunk l,
M va Harca-cnipliin'n-ary
The Chicago Eerald of Monday dc
otes tbe best pa: t of two columns to a
highly cimplimenUrj and extented
sketch of R. R Cable.: president of tbe
Rock Island road, including a large two
column cut of tbe familiar features of
the great railroad man. Niiunlly
enough. R0ck Island always hears and
reads the name of the present head
of the famous system which bears the
citj'snarae wiihpiide and pleasure, for
this in reality i8 Mr. Cable's
home. All h s younger life
was spent here. Here h began his ca
reer which has teen marked wiih so
many triumpts litre were all his early
struggles and first successes. Ia fsct he
did not change his residence from Rick
Island until added respDnsibiliiies called
him to Chicago. Il 'nce it is that the Her
ald's sketch will he read with peculiar
gratification in Ry-k Inland. It is cj
pied in its entirety:
In 35 years the Chicago. Rook Ilan,i
& Pacific rilr.d hts bat just five presi
dents, viz , Henry Farnsro, Charirs w .
Durant, John F.T.acy, Huth Riddle and
the prestnt iccuml ent. Ransum R Cable,
who Wfs elected in after stiving as
director, assistant to tbe president, vice
president, vice-pr :bident and general
mam gir, and president and general man
ager; the lat'er tilia, however, he relin
mulshed in 1SS7, wnea E. St. John was
appointed to till to it position.
President Cable was 23 years old when
he left his native ntate of otiio to setk
his for uue in the comparat.vely new
state of Illinois. 3orn in Athens county
in lSJU. the son oJ pioneer parents, his
earlj life was a 6u. -cession of strusmles
frr an education, cue to tbe incomplete
system of common schools in vogue at
ibe period. But ir. the trials and vicissi
tudt s he encountered were engendered a
spirit of stlf-relihtice and an originality
of purpose that h' ve ever been marked
characteristics ot the man. He was
trained in a practiral school, and one is
not surprised to k'arn that st 1? the lad
wi'li his independent spirit and copfi-.
dence in Lis own powers euttred into the
lumber busint-ss on li s own account,
superintending tbe work in the woods
and actively engiping in the general
management. Sue years passed in this
arduous undertaking served but to whet
bis bmtuiun, and seeing the opportuni
ties that existed in tbe great west for a
young man of oouiaee and vigorous ac
tivity be determine i to tssist in the duvets
opment of the new country.
The mineral resources of Illinois first
sngacea bis aitcut on ana tte coi merits
in the v cinity of Ilock Island for stveral
years ev;dtnecd Lis mastery of Utirmarj
pg tnent. I'. w:s ihrougn bis connec
tion with ll.rm that lie btcame tniiaged
in runway 8c-trs, neing suciiess: veiy su
ptrmtendt nt, vice president and presi
dent of tt.e R ck Uland & Ptoii rail
road and ctnt ral n answer ot the R X'k
ford. Rock Islnd ic St. Louis con.pany,
in which posi ion he at quired a famili
ariiy with the deiails of raiiroadAiia3ate
mtnt and di-player' that fitness for deal
icg with railroat a Ttirs thit bioaght him
to the notice of toansgers and owners
controlling large and important railway
TiOVE OF TWO RIVAL MAGNATES.
The tesult was tiat in 1877 he entered
the directory of tht: Chicago, Rick Il
and & Pacitl': railrt ad. where bis execu
tive ability, previr us experience, retens
tive memory and broad comprehension
of the possibilities of the property were
qualifications so valuable that in s x
years they st cured his election to the
presidency of tbe feat system. It may
hive been mere coincidence that Jay
Gould wa9 elected a director of the Rock
Island tbe same year that Ransom R.
Cab'e slice -eded lis uicl , P. L. Cable,
in the directory of the road, hut perhaps
there wt s mire sigoifioarce attaching to
tbe fact that the v. iz ird of Wall street
was retirtd when Mr. Cable wai eltcted
president and general manager of tbe
Hock Island system. There doesn't ap
pear to have been uny superabundance of
Iovh existing between these two railway
magnates. In president Cable Jay
Gould met his ma't h for astute philan
dering in railroad diplomacy, and when
be found he could aot coerce tbe western
man into his peculiar ways of thinking
he ended by cordially bating the able
president of the R ick Island, to whom
the la'er paid tbe compliment of saying
that be would rathT have President Ca
ble w rkitig with him than against htm
in any enterprise, and bis only wish was
that he was connected with bis system.
Since Mr. Cab'e'sappointmeni as gen
eral manager of tte Rok Island in 1 SSI
tbe property has b-enexteided, until in a
little mare tbin 10 years, the mileage
h9 been doubled. It was in ine hot
rivblry for business that he came in con
tact with leaders ol tbe largest sys-ems of
the east, and in such contests he has not
failed to successful y sustain the rights of
the Rock Island, st the same time earn
ing the respect anil confidence of bis op
ponents. Tbe rr ad now embraces a
mileage of about 3 5(H) miles, and during
tbe coming year will b'jild an additional
125 mdes that wili give it thiouch con
nection wi'h lines in Texas.
VANQUISHED A VANDERU1I.T.
President Cable's notable encounter
with WillUm H. Yanderbilt. of tbe New
Yprk Central railroad, from which the
Chicago man emeiged with flying colors,
will not be soon fo-gotten. In that war
of words. Millionaire Vanderbilt insin
uated that Presto ent Cable and H. H.
Porter were trying to make properties in
the northwest wo-thless, ard aa one of
the largest stockholders in the Rock Isl
and, he resented such BCtion. President
Cable retorted by faying that be was not
managing the R-ck Island in the interest
of Mr. Vanderbilt ot any other one man,
but in tbe general interests of its stock
holders, a mejori y of whom had tx
pressed their satisfaction with tbe way in
which the affair. f their property were
administered. Tiis brusque treatment
so incensed tbe 2Jew York millionaire
I ' - I !
that be secretly gave instructions to ses
cure all the proxies, Of the Rick Island
stockholders that could be obtained fcr
the purpose of outvoting Mr. Cable and
his friends at the next annual election.
But his plana proved abortive, and in
spite of the exertions of the Vanderbilt
party. President Cable was triumphantly
re-elected, thus proving in the most for
ctble manner the confidence of the stock
holders in the man Mr. Vanderbilt sought
to crush. It wt.8 in his reply to a state
ment made by the potentate
of the New York Central, in which the
latter intimated . that be would
champion the cause 'of tbe outrsgf d ship
pers on the lines of the Rock Island road
that Presideut Cable showed himself a
master of fine sarcasm. His comments
are worthy of reproduction here in full,
as they indicate in a marked decree his
tliO'Ougb. aiquaintance with the English
language. After expressing his surprise
at having found this modern Don Q lix
ote. Mr. Cable continues: -Yet there is
some compensation for the di'Covery.
The wisdom of tbe nation asst moled at
its capital is now alert by day and wake
ful by night to discover some method by
whith the power of the governmpnt can
be applied to tbe protection of 'freight
ers' against the xcions of grasping
corporations. Boards consistingof seven
nine, eleven, thirteen, and I know not
bow many o her odd numbers ofcom
mtssiouers, have been proposed. Why
iocur all this expense? I nominate as
sole commissioner William H Vanderbiit.
of New York, to whom letters by the
'stack' may be sent by all 'freighters' who
are xftiicted by railroad extortion. His
relief will ba simple and summary The
offending line will be made a branch of
the Northwestern or some other railway
under the absolute control of the Van
Summing up William H. V.nderbilt's
qualifications as an offictr of a big rail
road, Mr. Cable concludes by saying
that what he doesn't know ebout railway
management, would fill several lirge li
braries. "If," he argue. 'Yandeibilt
knew nothing about the New York Cen
tral, of which he had been an Mi :er for
years, why should he know anything
about the management f the Rock Isl
and road?" A query that Mr. Vandcr
bil' di 1 not see tit to answer. Inai-mnch
as Dsvid Down, Huuh Riddle, whom Mr.
Cable succeeded as president of the road,
and other prrminent stockholders warmly
espoused the caus-e of President Cible
in this newspaper controversy, these at
tacks only resulted in effecling a still
closer alliance between biro, and the big
moneyed interests he represented in the
VICTORY OVER JAY O.OCl.D.
Oae of the u.ost glorious and como'ete
victoiies achieved by President Cable
since his connection with tbe Rock Inl
and, was that in which his road woa the
now eeleb ated bridge suit against, tne
Union Pacific railroad. The details are
so fresh in the minds cf the reading pub
lic that only a bare mention is necessary
here. Hiving decided to build a bridge
across the Missouri, between Council
Bluffs and Omaha: tbe Rock Island went
ahead with its survey, obtained tbe char
ter, and had gone so far as to draw up
specifications and advertise for bids.when
the Unioa Pacific railroad, then officered
by Charles Francis Adiras. foreseeing the
enormous loss of revenue to the company
in case the Kuck Island bridge was bull',
made a proposition to President Cable
that resulted in the abandonment of the
bridge-building project, and tbe entering
into of a contract between the Rock Isl
and and the Union Pacific by which the
laiter bound ilie'.f to permit the former
road fuil use of its bridge and tracks be
tween Council Biuffs and Suth Omaha
in confederation of the pavment of cer
tain rentals and other stipulated agree
ments on the part of the Rock Island
When Jay Gould obtained full control
of tbe Union Pacific and Charles Francis
Adams retired from the presidency of the
rov.d be sought to annul this compact,
but Judge Bnwr, of tbe United States
circuit court, held that the contract was
binding and must be specifically
performed, and in tbe con
cluding paragraph of bis very lengthy
opinion be paid 'his rcspacts to Jay Gould
in tbe following language: "It is to the
higher interests of all, corporations atd
public alike, that it be understood there
is a binding force in ft 11 contract oblige
tions; that no chamze of interest r
change of management cm disturb their
sanctity or break their fore but that tbe
law which gives to corporations their
rights, their capacities for .arge accumu
lations and alt their facu'ties, is potent
to make right and iustice the measure of
all corporate as well as individual action."
While this flgLt was confined chiefly to
tbe legal departments of the opposing
corporations, there is no doubt that in
tbe preliminary consul atiocs prior to the
signing of the contract tbe shrewd sug
gestions of President Cable to General
Counsel Witbrow, of the Rock Island
road, were of yast assistance to that
astute lawyer. At any rate, tbe hand
some victory attained must certainly be
credited to Mr. Cable's administration.
CAUSES OF BIS SUCCESS. fcp ,
Flis familiarity with the Rock Island
property, with all contracts relating to it
and with the fair neec's and demands of
the country to which it is tributary are
among the strong points that have led to
President Cable's success and which
add largely to the confidence reposed in
bin by the stockholders. The im
provements in tbe service, do not escape
his attention, and with the welfare of the
property as the controlling guide to bis
actions, he is at the same time, while de
manding personal fealty l tbe interests
from all connected with it, at once con
side rite of tbe rights of tho-e associated
with biro in the management and opi ra
tion of the road, and his observant
eye seldom fails to discover merit or de
merit. Whiie a member of the Uuion
club, Mr. Cable is not a strong club man.
preferring rather tbe comforts bis beau
tiful hi ma affords. He is financially iden
tinea wun many larger interests in
Chicago, is a stockholder in the First Na
lion bank and ranks with the business
leaders of Chicago. Id politics Mr. Ca
ble was formerly democratic, but of late
years he bas not drawn tbe party line
closely. - Of a striking personal appear
ance his portlv figure,- gray locks and
handsome gray beard would attract at
tenticn anywhere, but a stranger might
easily mistake him for a successful mer
chant rather than for the president of one
ot tbe leading trunk lines of railroad in
rani Koavar'a Dreaoa.
Overcome with tm tion caused by the
existing state of affairs in the first act of
Paul Eauvar, which will be seen in Dav
enport New Year's and the following day,
Kauvar fails asleep and dreams of Diane's
probable fate. Tbe subject of his dream
is seen at tbe back of the stage, which
has become darkened. As tie light
again discloses the scene, the guillotine is
beheld occupying the middle of the stage.
The soldiers surround tbe scaffold and
the sans cohlottes press closely in to glut
their accustomed eyes on their daily di
version. The knife raised ,r high
between the parallel posts is
dripping with blood, and the execution
.n's assistant raises above his head by its
tresses the freshly severed bead of a wo
mtn, while the frerz;ed mob screams
with delight. A young girl innocent
faced and swett looking, is receiving
from a priest, himself soon to die, the
last consolations of ieligion. Then up
the short steps leading to the fatal plat
form, Kaivar sets his wife falteringly
ascend, while the hideous executioner's
face assumes an expression of fiendish
joy as he extends his claw-like fingers to
grasp so fiir a victim. Such a tableau
has been seldom sen on the stage.
Tbe many friends of . H. P. Wilson,
formerly of Rural, but now of Fillmore
county. Neb., will be pleased to learn
that he. was elected county judge lt
month. He will assume the duties of
his office on the 7 h of Janusry, and has
just changed his residence from Strang
to Geneva, the county seat. Mr. Wil
son is a son of "Uncle" Lewis Wilson,
and he bas undoubtedly inbetited some of
ability and energy of bis venerable sire.
Syirjp tf Figs.
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Svrup of Figs, when
in need of a laxative and if the fa'her or
mother be costive or bilious the most
gratifying results follow its use, so that
it is the best family remedy known and
every family shr u'd have a ho'tle.
' "There is a t;me to mourn, and a lime
to dance." and a time for everything,
hut at any hour, day or night, winter or
smi'mer. sent or hirvest time,-you can
cure a cold witb Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
Hoi day Batea.
For the Christmas and New Year Holi
days, the Burlington. Cidir Rapids &
Northern railway will make a rate of one
fare for the round trip between all sta
tions on its l;ne; tickets on sale Dec. 24,
25 and 31, 1891. and Jan. 1, 1S92, good
to return nntil Jan. 4, 1692. For further
information regarding these rales, time
of trains, etc , apply to any ticket agent
of this company or to J E. Hasseoix,
G. T. & P. A. , Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
1 r:ynrii'N I'rrmiiH fur lS!-.
TheC. R. I A P. R y. and the B . C.
R & N. R'v. will issue no half fare per
mits for 1892 to ministers and others en
titled to same, residing in tbe cities of
Davenport, Iowa, Rock Mind and Mi
line, lil. Joint permits good upon the
C.R.I & P., B . C. R. & N, M &
St. I,, and R. I.& P. R ys. will be issued
bv the tinriersignt-d only, and spplira
tii.ns for name thould bo filed at once
with F. II Rockwell, sg.-nt, ai ticket
r.llic, foot of Twentieth street, or with
H. Steckhouse, (J T. A.
"Success depends upon the liberal pat
ronage of printing offices." Astor.
Burtis Opera House,
CHAS. T. KINDT. Manager.
Happy New Year!
JAN. land 2.
GRAND XEV YEATt MATlTlhEE.
Meele MtKajc 6 Masterpiece.
Romantic, Historic d ard Heroic Play.
1 OO-ATJXILIARrE 3-1 00.
Calcium liirhfcs car loud of special acenerv.
mechanical effects. eu.
TREK LIST ENTIKELY SUSPEXDKD.
Prices ft. 75. 50 and &V St i,n t Plnt..
Wednseday morning Telephone No. SO.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
NEW YEAR'S NIGHT.
ARRAY OF LOCAL TALENT.
PlttCKS 51.00, Tic, 50c.
Tickets on sale at the Clnb Sample Rrom,
11" Eighteen'h a ret.
W. Trefz & Co.,
Toys and Candy.
If you wish to see a Dice line
of New Year's Cards call and
see our display.
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
To boom our underwear department and to stir up the sales in these
goods, we have decided on an offering of two great drives this week
which cannot fall to command attention.
Monday, Dec 28,
9 o'clock a. m.,
We open another case of those ladies
natural grey ribbed vests at
17c. 17c. 17c.
Until all are sold.
On Saturday, the day a 'terChritma, we fon id it a good opportnni'y t po tbronsih onr
c'oak department, and let ng gay right here that we thonght best on acveral lines of jackets
to make still further reductions.
sromc I fht colored jacket with fur trimmir.?? at we cnt to $11. Othetg have been
good fellers at f-25, we cut them down to tl9 ir or.ier ti mke quick work with them. Some
at J13.5", we thought bet to put in at 9 50. Some f 17.50. S. 5K, and i lush jickets
we marked down to 510 for j our choice. There are tot all the sizes now in stock and some ef
them are not actnilly the bct sellers we have had this searon, but at price we qnote they are
awfully cheap, and will go like wi d Are.
Don't ccmc around two or 'hrce dayla'e, and kick hecan-c you didn't set one. We giv
you fair n t ce now, that none will be held back for the lame or the h.zy. Keep op with 'te
procession, or tho'e ith more enterprise will tramp j yoa down.
1712. 1714. 1716. 1718, 1720. 1722 and K24 Second Avencb.
Headquarters for economical buyers, for bargain hunters, for general mer-
iiauuio ui an k.iuu: lur rica ana poor.
Ox f oid bibles.
Pelonrtets S S lesson notes
Hisries for 1893.
, Pocket banks.
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
A ssort ment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK I8LAXD.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. Man's Celettu Consh Synp
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
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,
On Boot? and shoes not Uan. 1, I9. Wiehing to red tire my slock of Rubbers before la-
voiein'. I will ?ell ae follows:
Mtn'd Hip anrl Tbigb Boots, first quality S3. 95
" Short Rubttcr Boots. " " 2.22
' ' " ' second " 2. 00
Arctics, " 100
third ". '95
S. A.. Clops. first 4s
" lint. 8atdls. " "43
8. A.. Alaskas, " 'gg
Boys' Short Rubber Boots, first ' 1.78
' Heavy 0ers, ' ' 4Q
Women's High Button
Misses' High Button Over
Misses' High Button Over
shoes, second " . .... 1.00
Misses' Crcgnests (Heel). first 23
These price a'e chat per thin tcme dealer can btiy. I do not Bell Bar State Rubbers for
first quality, for they are second. 4
(Not open Sundays) 1818 Second Avemxa.
9 o'clock A. M.
Men's plain scarlet all-wool shirts and
None before Tuesday A.
M. 9 o'clock.
Magic lanU-rns, all grades.
Air B'ins 'be Chicago, 75,r.
1 be K ilmn-to, 15j.
Noah's Arks, a now one.
(idmos of all kinds.
Tbe cheapest place to get t.ys at
1703 Second Avecue.