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to n'l at' 1 l:;ivf ina.le it the most
popular r'!ii'''1y known.
Snip of Y'vs n for fale in 50c
and ?1 bottk-3 hy all loading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may nr.t have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi-hes to try it. iJo not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
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Hotpes Tailor Shop
SobscriSe for Stock
In thft Si-crMul peries of the
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than Gtivernmerit Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
r.pon'srablished values and it
p:us more than three times as
much interest besides the
anion nt invented and the profits
can be w ithdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rat-s.
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i. M. LOOSLKY,
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K'M-K 'si AMI.
THE MlNINii TROUBLES.
Xo Change in Ihe Status-of Affairs
A ViHlttn HitNrfDr, ind liolh Jtlrn
of I lie 4'onti oversj- Piettnitcd
Aoi anreo (You hnpi.
"The outlook is good.' said Stipt. Fuit
low this mornirg, when Fein hy an Ait
oi s repri'Erntative in -tihtion to the
iroublt s at the mint s of the Coal Valley
Mining conr,iiiPy ht C-tlile. "Anil you
can say, if you cl'o s," tie pup:rint-nil-i
nt coulir.m il, "doit the w ill bo i.o C''nl
famine hire or hiijwliip. We have
pliuiy of coal on haiiil, hnil hre ecllinu
in more r:;ht aloi i;. Sou.e of ( ur n.i
ners ar" sliil at work, at il will continue
so, biiiI v. e have resources iu other direc
lionsthht will not bptjlimsted no matter
what comes. Furtt.trm. rc, uu can SHy,
Unit Ibe price of coU will not tie hiI
HilvRCCed, aril (hat ick I1biii1 cc.r.
suniera will hsvo all luty want, at the
There is i;othir.g new from Cable to
day. Ailvices hre tl everything is
quiet, and that the san.i number of men
t woik yesteiday are still in the mines.
In order to get a bett -r understanding
of the trouble now ixist:ng at Cable, hn
Alton? reporter vibited that mininc town
yesterday, and was surjrised to find the
place entinly different from what he had
pictured it. Instead of the squalor Bnd
poverty whiih are usually visible in coal
mining towt s. Which too often abound
with hungry, half-clothed children, the
man of news found a clean, well buiU
town, which gave appi-aranres ou tvery
hand of a thrifty, well-to-d community.
The minirs are as a class well dressed
and intiliicent, and a stringer would
hardly realize that he was in the micNt of
what, until a few dajs ago, was ne of
the busiest mining corr riiuuitics in this
The rrpo-rer first called on liobert
Lee. general superinti I dent o'thc mines,
from whom it was kiirced that the first
indication of dissatisfaction among the
men was received a few weeks ago whin
they complained of tht new gross weight
law which had tetn nut ir.to effect last
summer- ''Early in July," said Mr. Lee,
"we a-ked the nun if they wanted us to
comply with ti e new aw, or if they were
satiif.fd under the old f js-tem of weih
ii:t'. TI.ey he'd a n eeting and decided
to adopt the new grcss weieht system,
which providts that coal shall be weighed
in the cars just as il is mined. Under the
old syg'em the coal was first passed
through screens, rd the miners paid at
the rate of So cents i er ton for the lump
coal. We row pay tl e men 55 cents per
ton f..r the coal in the bottom of the
mine just as it is t-hoviled up, and taking
from this the 1.1 tents per ton which we
charge fur sharpenire their tools, and X
ceut per ton f r in extra or check
weigher provided by the men themselves
to cuard their interests in the weighing,
it leaves the men fi3 rents per ton for the
coal, which is a higher price than is paid
by most other mines " It was their own
proposition." continued Mr. Lve, "to
which we assented, ind now if they are
not satisfied, we cannot help it."
"What have you to say in regard t
the discharging of tha 4 men :J of whom
wcte members of the miners' committee''''
atked the reporter.
"At the time I discharged them I did
not knew that, they w ere membirs of that
committee," said M". L?e, "but had I
fcnon thej were it would ht.ve made no
liiui-rcncc, as I discLam'd them f r per
solbI reasons, and the li.ct tint they were
h poii.K d n such (rrnxittee could cer
taiiiiy in no way ict( rfen; wph my j idg
rrcut of them as fit wen to be in our em
p'oy.'" He furthir explained that they
htd sold ihtir men powder at 5l So per
beg. whereas other operators charged
3.25 pir keg. Thi reporter also learned
from reliable souries that out of 185
miners i mployed there, 126 owned their
own homes, which accounts for the eviv
dences of thrift that are everywhere to be
Not wibhinc to take only one side
of the case, the fcribe next
found W. Q. Miller, one of the strikers,
who acted as cbeck weigher at the shaft
for the men. Wiien asked as to what
cauFe the men bal for striking, he re
plied that it was the result of 4 men be
ing discharged 3 of whom belonged to
the miners' ccrom ttee, and that unless
the company would reinstate the 4 men,
namely Lawrence Joyce, John Miller,
Henry Evans and Thomas Blenkinsopp,
tbey would not return to work.
"Have the m'n?rn any grievance except
this." asked the reporter.
"There are some other grievances," he
replied, "pertaining; to the sharpening cf
tools and weighing of coal."
"If the four men had not been die
charged do you thiak the miners would
have considered their other grievances
sulllcicut to warratt a strike T"
"No, sir; I do net."
"How long have you lived in Cable
Mr. Miller?" asked the reporter.
"I wis raised ut out these mines," he
"On the whole what kind of treatment
haye the men in g neral received at the
hands of the company, Mr. Miller?"
"We have always nntil late received
THE AKGUB, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 0,
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the very best treatment. When the mines
were under the management of P. L.
Cable and Ben T Cable we receei the
best possible treatment. Ir coal went
up, our wags were increased according
ly, but were never reduced ' below a cer
tain limit, and in addition to 'this we re
ceived pay for laying plank aod looking
after props, somethirg that is never paid
for ' by other operators. But of la'e
things have been different, and we do not
think we are now asking anything un-
Tie above are the sin-imnnts of
nearly nnner met by the reporter. All
agri ed that they had always been trea'ed
heretofore in a very corsidera'e manner,
and all who have worked iu other m'nes
say m ithotit Lesitmion 'f at C?ib'e is one
of the test placis in which they ever
worked. As regards the price paid lor
powder and sharpening tools, the men
acknowledge thu they have been saved
ciinsiderah'e monev, but s':!l insist that
the company is making too much on
them.' It was also learned that the sane
question came up about 4 years ago in
rigard to the hinount paid for sharpening
tools, acd that the corrpary instead of
entering into a controversy with the men,
told them t take charge of the shop,
hire their own men to sharpen the tools,
acd that the company would charge them
nothing for the use of the shop. To
this proposition the men gladly assented,
but in a short titie tbey sent a commit
tee to the company asking them to re
turn to the former method, giving as
tbeir reason that tLey t lM r.ot do it a
cheaply as they had paid the company
for doing the same work, and Hie latter
then gave tbm the old system buck
agaiu. The representatives of the com
pany &3 state that a short time ago they
Save the men a voluntary rahe of 10
cents per ton on medium low coal which
hid Diver been asked by the miners, and
was in every respect voluntary on the
piirt of the company. Another commit
tee visi'ed the company's representatives
yesterday to asceruin if they would rec
ognizs a con milt ee from the miners of
Cable, but resulted in nothing nearer a
settliment. A meeting of the n.inirs
was held in the opera houe at Cable
The report has become current that one
i t the main causes of the strike is that
the n.ini'esiie the etifoici ment of the
weikly pay law, which is misleading, the
primary cause being the discharge of the
4 men, as nearly every miner met by
the reporter was of the opinion that all
the other grievances could have I'een am
icably adjusted as they had the promise
of the company to do so.
Teter Owens and John ilenley, who
compose a committee of the miners at
Briar Bluff, were in Cable yesterday for
the purpose of soliciting funds for de
fraying the t xpense of a mit which ii? be
ing instituted at A'edo against J. M. Gil
christ, of Gilchrist, 111., to compel him
to adopt the new gross weight and week
ly pay systems. Mr. Owens when asked
by the reporter as to his opinion of the
treatment the Cable miners were receiving
at the hands of the company said that in
his judgement they certainly had no rea
son to complain, as he understood, they
had received on an average of f O per
month, which was certainly a high aver
age as compared with the pay at other
mines in the state. Ia regard to the dis
charging of the ' four men he did not
thick it was proper for the company to
discharge them if they compos da miners'
It . Hull It;- i .
Manager M(-n r( si- hni.ocnn s ihe ap
pearance of the fniii' iis comedian Holand
Reed at IKrpei'o tiica're, Thursday
evening, when ha ill pn f-eiit one of his
greatest sue ts; s,' Lend M;Your Wife.'
A Chicago paper thus review it;
A lew play, with the rcappj&rance of
a comedian as populttr as Kuland Reed,
8-fficed to fill the Grand opera house both
Sunday and last evenings. The title,
"Lend Me Your Wife." stirs curiosity at
once, and a farcical plot, heretofore out
lined in these columns, altogether so
falls in witb the puMic taste as to almost
guarantee success. Ai d it is a great suc
cess, though its motive is very old, hav
ing much in common with "Confusion,"
and also with a Danish play seen at
Ilooley's last season. It is made espec
ially and freshly interesting now by
showing Mr. Reed in a character rery
different from any be has lately played,
and one hffirding ample scope for
bis unquestionable comedy talent. He
makes a distinct individuality of it.
though it must be tiresome to him from
its boisterous nature, and the playwright
furnishes abundance of ludicrous situa
tions, keeping, between them, an audi
ence in an unbroken ripple of laughter.
His supporting company is very good.
II or iroltar.
Tl e Horticultural society he'd its annual
meeting at the rooms' of the Moline Busi
ness Men's association yesterdsy.and offi
ce s for the year were elected as follows:
President Hiram Darling.
Vice-President Eli CorbiD.
Secretary and Tres surer W. C. Wil
son. Oeorge Hunt, of Tort Byron, read a
paper on the duty of the nurseryman to
bis patrons, which he defined in the main
to be the filling of orders exactly as given,
or giving his best judgment wheu it was
asked about orders. A lliscussion fol
lowed, in which the thought was devel
oped that only reliable nurserymen or
tbeir authorized agents should be pat
ronized, and that jobbing houses should
i.ir,tv&i5n.ti civb.jiu. 11. Raak s rpasum rrawit. i '
TheSewOffie rs or itarreit t'tiaptt r
K.A. n. I'uhlii'ly IiiKtalled-r-O-yaa.
K. Tribe Installation.
Last evening at Masonic temple oc
curred the public installation of offljers of
Barrett chapter, No. 18. R. A. M . in the
presence of about 300 ladies and gentle
men. The c remonies were opened by
PasUHiuh Priest H. O. Cleveland with an
address of welcome, when the ins'allaiioo
took place in which Past High Priests
Cleaveiand, J. M. Montgomery and II
Burgnwer officiated, the following being
inducted into office:
M. E. II. P. P. C D.-nkmann.
K- K. J. F. Robinson.
E H. Joha Crubduga.
Trea-ur, r W. I'. M.igi!l.
Sicretarj J. R Johnaiou.
Ohupkin William Don.
. H.-1). J. bears.
P. S II. C. C.eavdand.
M A. C. J. T. Dixon.
M. 3 1 V George Mo. KlsMek.
M. 2nd V William McConoehie.
M. lsi V. 11. 11. Cieaveland.
S. S. John Evans.
J S. C P Hengster.
Tyler Goorge Foster.
Incidental to the ritualistic ceremonies
a highly eijijed programme was pre
sented, including the rtndiiioa of "The
Lord is My Shepherd," and "Chivalry to
Manhood" by a chorus composed of Mrs.
W. Barker and MisEes Annie Schnitger
Jennie Kitzpatrick and Editha Kendall,
and M-ssrs J.F.Robinson, Frank Col
lins and William Don. with Mrs. L. C.
Dougherty as organist. Mrs. Barker ar.d
Miss Schnitger sao; "Come to My
Heart," Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Merrell
rendered ' I.ai board Watch," and the
singing of ' G.xid Ni-ht," and "We Meet
Upon the Level," by tbechoius. closed
Refreshments were ervtd by the la
dies of the First M. E. church after the
ex reiscs, aid meanwhile Rosette, the
harpist, discoursed sweet music. Sup
per over, the gupsts were invited to the
grand hall, where Terpischore became
queen, atd right merrily the hours passed
uniil the close of the festivities
There wns a putlic installation of offl
ci rs of () Siu-Kee tribe No. 15, I u
R M at their wigwem. in Star block last
night. There wrs a large number of the
friends of the order present and Deputy
Grand Sichera C. E Johnson raised the
following -warriors to the positions of
chieftainship to which they had betn
chosen by the tribe:
Prophet J J. Albery.
S ii hem Max Snyder.
Senior Sagamore J. L. Muslin.
J-inior Sagamore D. P. William.
C of R William Guldeuzoph.
K of W C O ierg.
I G Chirles Fuline.
G T. John Snelley.
Trustee E Il.ineswortb.
After "the raising of chiefs" there vras
a social and nance ii which all participa
ted, and an evening of exquisite pleat-lire
resulted to nil.
nl OtPti f..r l.arrv.
The city bakery was enter d Kst night
and a lot of cignrs, cakes and candy
taken. This miming Officer Kramer ar
rested a seidv -looking individual who
has been loafing around the premises for
awhile on suspicion. He gave his name
as Frai.k Warren, of Boston, and con
fes?(d the. crime, taking the officer to
where he had concealed the cigars in the
Coal shed back of Maucker's saloon where
they were found. The candy was hidden in
the hall lea .ii g up to Hillier's ball . The
rain p!eiU that he was hungry.and after
breaking in through a window and havirg
eat all the cikes he wan'e.i. thought
he niiyhl a? weii tike the c:giis and
A handsome i.orup'exioa is one of tie
greatest ch irms a woman can possass
Pozzoui's Complexion powder gives it
Catarrh is net a luca! but constitutional
diseae, and requires a cocstitu ional
remedy like Hood's Si.ssparilla to effect
The favorable impression proJucel on
the first appearance of the agreeable li
quid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs a few
years ago has been more than confirmed
by the pleasant experience of all who
have used it, and the success of the pro
prietors and manufacturers of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup company.
"Standing advertisements in a pane
command confidence." Barnim
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
! Thursday, Jan. 7, 1892-
HIS PBRKECT COMEDY COMPANY
Uniler the rilrectlon of Mr. E. B. Jack, in an en
tirely Lew cbaractenzaMon.
: GAPT. ABHER TARBOX,
"As mild a nanneed man as ever ecuttlf d ship.''
IS THE SEW COMEDY MJCCB3S.
Lend Me Your Wife.
Arranged for America by
, DIOS BOCC1CAULT ani
Seat on sle at Harper Ilouie Pharmacy Jan
Price -f 1.00, T.rc, 50c, 25c.
U u Emm tLsB?
Away below- value this w tk at i
Two great firive srarlet twillel il mnrl.
I ot one - A job of srarh t lw.ll worth i'.c a
1'iirj, rie l' -.'-c whit., it l.ts .
Lot two A meat big job of Si'c twilled flannel
at 31 !4 e a yiril t 11 if irone.
Three two ? rc ai d lives will n-id no eoir.nitiits
! en y.v.i M r- them. Be in time, one jaro or a
I-i. oo to ht y rni met white they ta.
S. me extrnonlinary v liie in white shaker and
wb-te wc! n.t.uvK which caum.t we 1 be de-
si rihi d, liut o i which jo'i will readilv see the
value nnd w i'l rrroirn y.e th.;m a 'rnrir cams.
e cr-peciiw.y M.iuit jnir ut' ntiun en these
line-, a-th.y are valLe which we feel a - .od
Cenl of pride in offering .ooiir truic
Some special good things in dress eoods are being offered in this depart
ment just at present. At the end of the season. :t has always been our cus
tom to clean up this stock ani no way that we k:io -v of is so elective in
closing th-m out as cutting the prices iu two about in the middle. This
we are doing this season as usual. Do not miss an early selection.
1712! 1714; 1716 1718, 1730, 1722 aid 1724 Second Avendb.
Type Writer Supplies.
Picture Framing a Specialty.
Special prices this week on
Raby Mr Ke. )
Ti m and Mariab -and
1705 Second Avenue.
GEORGE II. KINGSBURY.
Te'.ephore No. 12'6.
A iine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
AssortmentEver Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
We predict the universal use of
Dr. ScKann's CBliaM 'Jongl Syrup
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,
For CHOICE MEATS Go to
H. Treman & Sons,
Poultry , . Oysters
and Pork Packers. and
Came. Lake Fish.
All telephone orders promptly tilled. Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 Third Ave.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
- All Kinds ot Carpenter "Work Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and latiafactloa SAranteed.
Offic and Shov 1412 FonrtH Arcane. ROCK IS LAKH.
Other lire cut for th'w we k.
One table full i f jrukois, some nf tht ui tot mr
b est style, but many are excellei!'.
We cut the prices, yon fee ihe goenV.
Were t-i 55; wire 'i.T5: wire I M; were lis
Yon may wonder why we s.-li thorn '.tin wrek
at the prices we ihall nam..
Don't ask looli h qaeft on.
While they last at! on ibis table &t .'..vi.
lteflr Tl-! Ilnr v.- t Kl l:'r'i T-ilia , .
from tbij table for .5 1.
i Anoih. r l..t-a who'e lark full, f sorted co!..r
j s mic wi.h larire pearl buttons, .me N lo r tlnu
' f.er-.. 1-n nil - .ml f, r tl .-..ri... -.. .1, .it
Some were (11, i!ie wetv $9, ome
Monray a. m.. when we t'.r.iw open our do. r,
you will find th.s rack fill! ofj .ek.-t nil ira'kal
j a piece. Your choice so lonsr a- thev 1 i-t 5
I thrr cuts on ch.,1 e I i .her nrir.M i ..!.
! which wi,l oneu the rv.s of inie.i.li.w l,v..
We will this week offer some big
values in flue toilet soaps.
Sterlirg Tar Soap 3j
Turkish Bith 3c
Uncle Chris, an xtra large cake finely
Baby MfKee Pencil Tablet. 5s s ze, 4c
" KM " 7c
Flora " ' 5,. 4
Tom and Mariah " 5c. " 4c
Double Slates 12c. 17e, 23;. 30c
Slate and L'-ad Pencils.
l7i3 Second Avenue.