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TUB AlMiTJS. SATCKDAY, JANUARY 7. 1893.
Both tlie method and results when
jyrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
jnJ refreshing to the taste, and acts
jrnily yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
Jtm effectually, dispels colds, head
che3 and fevers and cures habitual
Constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
July remedy of its kind ever pro
juced, pleasing to the tasto and ac
Beptable to. tlie stomach, prompt in
fts action and truly beneficial m its
tlocts, prepared only from the most
oalthy anl agreeable substances, its
any excellent qualities commend it
all and have made it the most
topular remedy known.
yrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
nd $1 bottles by all leading drug
fciite. Any reliable druggist who
piay not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
vishes to try iu Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
10UISVIUB. Kt. NEW YORK, N.t.
J. B. BKIDY.
T. B. KKLDY.
Tli:y. soil anil manage property on eomniis-ion
1an money, fo'lcct ronN, aleo carry a line of lirf t
cti fire lnnr!ii;re companies, Imilritng l"t for
alt in a! 'bed ffcrcnt additions. C'boice residence
property in ali part of tbe city.
t:im 4. Wchcll & Lyndc building, ground
Conr. in reiir of Mitchell Lycde banU.
Have you called at
If not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
2nd Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of,
the latest in Fine Jewelry
H. D. F0LS0M,
TO. B. GRIFFIN,
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rock Island, III,
Pbaotioal : : :
Gas Fitting and GRtral Jobbing.
Lamps, Central Draft, at Cost.
for the rest of this week
I will sell at one third
off, any central draft
lamp banquet, piano,
or parlor lamp in the
store, except the $1 and
$1 25 nickel stand lamp.
Don't miss this.
I also offer crumb
trays and brushes at
one third off, while they
last; not poor goods,
but the very best quali
ty. Extra brueb.es on
At G. M. Lcosley.'s.
1609 9tcnd Avenue.
It is the Topic for Extended Dis
cussion Last Night.
MEETING AT THE COUS OIL CHAMBER
A Number of Cltlzans Kxpiesa their Tlew
I pon an Important Matter Those who
Favor It Support thalr Position while
Representatives f the Railroads State
Their Objection and Opjw.ltlon An In
teresting Occasion Wh it will the Re
sult He? It Seems to Kent with the
Tbe meeting at the city ceuncil cham
ber last evening for the purpose of bear
ins; tbe views of citizenB t nd giving the
railroads in tbe city a chance to be heard
oh the terminal subject drew a large number
of citizens of almost every oration who are
interested in the welfare of the city, most
of the aldermen being present too. The
meeting was called to or ier by Mayor
MeConocbie at 8 o'clock, who announced
that remarks on the terminal project
would be in order.
The First Speaker.
The first speaker was S. W. Searle,
who stated the objects of the meeting as
be understood them, and then briefly
ou'.lined the terminal pr-ject since its
first inception at a meetit g of the Citi
zens' Improvement asscciation to the
present, in the course of which he spoke
of the benefits it would be to roads al
ready in the city, as wel' as those that
might hereafter seek entrance here. The
speaker said that it ha 1 been intimated
that the project had been started
for private and personal ends. This
he emphatically denied which he said
was evidenced by the number of sub
stantial citizens identified with the enter
puze. It was not the desire, the speaker
said, to cripple tbe rosda already here.
but to make it a mutual benefit to both
the city and the railroad companies. He
then stated that what was desired was
that tbe city council take some action in
regard to what he termed, the illegal oc
cupation of First avenue by the railroad
companies. He farther said that the
people feel that something must be done
in the matter, anl that he knew they
desired it from the f ( t that he hed
talked witu many personally, lie then
ted .certain ordinance t, which he de
clared voidable, and closed with the hopes
that tbe council would s. e fit to act at
once in the matter.
Col. Joseph W. I'.raekett.
Ool. Brackett was oeit to address the
meeting, and in a shor speech he be
spoke what he said werj the sentiments
of numerous property holders along First
(.venue in regard to tha occupation of
what were pronerly strjiU by the rait
road corporations. He then referred to
tbe eight or 10 tracks tbat now occupy
the ground there, some of which he said
were illegal, according to tbe report of
Mr. Haas, and said that as the lots abu
ting extended to low water mark the city
bal no right to allow any "grasping
railroad corporations," bj he called them,
to occupy it unlawfully. He hoped the
council would act in the premises.
Col, Henry t artls.
Col. Henry Curtis wai next to speak
he explained in the start that he was there
in the interests of the Rock Island &
Pc-oria Railway company, and he looked
upon the matter appareitly rather light
ly. He spoke of tbe terminal project as
merely one on paper, not a share of stock
having been subscribed, and yet was ask
ing to have old establisied corporations
rooted out. He was confident, he said
tbat the council would take no action
that would involve tbe city in litigation
and that the people would not back it up
in such a move. He qusstioned tbe pro'
ject even from a business standpoint.say
ing tbat be could not sea any advantage
;n having two straight tracks through the
city with no facilities for handling
freight. He spoke of tlie whole project
sarcastically, particular! j as to the prime
movers in it, intimating .hat personal and
private interests were at. the back of tbe
moves. He did not eve a think it a good
business investment, and then made allu
sion to the Business Men's association
being used for furthering personal ends.
His remarks were quitu lengthy, and in
closing, tbe speaker said he hoped tbat he
would not be credited with being avtrse
to public improvement, saying that he
certainly was not so incined, but that he
had clways had the best interests of the
city at heart.
Fred Ha .
The next speaker was Fred Bass, who
made extended remarks on the subject.
He took occasion to make reply to the re
marks of Mr. Curtis in r :gard to the mat
ter of it not being a g jod business in
vestment and made an txtended explan
ation that the project bad gone as far as
was thought proper until something
would be done by the council in the mat
ter. He mentioned the faet that 30 of
the best citizens of Rock Island wcra
connected with the matter and be would
put their judgment against anyone's else.
Mr. Haes then entered nto a discussion
os the disagreeable feat ire to which the
residents in that vicinity were subjected,
and also spoke btieliy on tbe illegality of
tbe occupancy of the streets in tbat vi
cinity. The speaket; wus of the opinion
tbat it was a rude trespass on tbe rights
of citizens lo a'low any corporation to
illegally occupy any street or public
groand. Id illustration of this be men
tioned the request of Mitchell & Lynda
to be allowed a portioa of tbe street for
taeir building, bat wbich could not le
gally have baen granted and Slid that it
was a trespass on personal rights to even
ajlow a continuation of existing abuses.
Ex-Mayor Henry Carse was then called
for and made a few remarks on the prop
osition, lie was interested he said in
the Terminal company, and stated tbat he
had heard it said tbut there was nothing
in this Terminal nnva. "'After coming
here tonight." said Mr. Carse, "and seeing
tbe interest that has been stirred up oyer
1 1 have concluded lb it there is some
thing in it aad something be
hind ail this opposition." The
speaker said that it was not long
since the J. S. had sought an entrance
to the city and had failed to get it, and
that it did seem to him that the city
council ought certainly to be able to
squeZ3 room enough for another track,
particularly when the ground is held as
it i?. He thought that down town is a
good place to keep emptp cars and make
up trains at least, undsiid he was heartily
in favor of mtking the change although
he did not own a foot of ground on First
Aid. K. U. Coyer.
Aid. E. ii. Gayer also made an ex
tended tala en the matter, exoressing bis
views as to how it sffact.d the best
interests of the city saying that the ques
tion of the removal of the objectionable
tracks would force itself upon the ci'y
sooner or later. He contended that the
business of the railroad companies is
growing with the city and tbat they are
necessarily grasping every foot of room
and eiicroachiog on private interests.
He was also positive that it was for the
public good, and not for private gain
thatslhe project was being pushed, and
hoped it wou'd be successful.
E. D. Sweeney.
'. D. Sweeney was the next speaker
and be entered into a thorough discus
sion of the matter at hand, as it con
cerned tbe Chicago, Burlington &
Qiincy, which be represented. He
spoke of the limited facilities that tbe
company now had in the city and said
that a curtailing of them would virtually
mean a crippling of their business. He
said that the matter had been placed be
fore the general management of the C,
B. Jk Q , and that the company saw no
benefit to it in the proposed move. Tie
compmy. he said, was anxious, how
ever, to get down town and were willing
to pay a good deal of money to get down
there but would not go into litigation
with the Rock Island & Peoria to accom
plifh it. He reviewed the affairs of the
company from its first entrance into tbe
city to the present, and mentioned the
enormous business done with such lim
ited facilities. He did not care to dis
cuss the legality of tlie ordinances tbe
company held, but was confident they
were all right.
At the conclusion of Mr. Sweeney's
remarks there was a general discussion
indulged in by other gentlemen, namely,
Phil Mitchell, John Volk, Superintendent
W. B. Throop, of the C. B & Q.. and
M. J. Murphy, all of whom could see no
advantage in a change. As the matter
had received a pretty ;horongh discussion
on both sides, the meeting adjourned.
Frank Entler Pleasantly Surprised Two
A pleasant surprise was given Fraukie
Entler at her home, 2375 Sixth avenue.
last evening in honor of bis birthday
The evening was spent in dancing and
other pastimes, after which a delicions
supper was served. Tbe following were
Katie McCabe, Ellen Gillen
Dora Ke ly.
Anna Half rd,
Cornelius Meenan, P: t. Meenan,
?rai.lc Archer, John Yogcl,
Charies Rhus, Tom Collins,
Will Unne, J. Fasaoht,
The Misses Huesing, Tegeler & Litt
gave a pleasant sleigh ride party to a
number of their friends last evening,
They spent several hours et joy ing t
ride over the beautiful and afterward
partook of a delicious spread at Mr
Tegeler's home on Vine street
The Avon club indulged in a sleigh
ride to the Tower this afternoon, where
they will enjoy the toboggan slide dnr
ing tbe afternoon and evening.
The Gipsy circus pliy, "Q ieen of the
Arena,'' is to be presented at the Burtis
at Davenport tomorrow, matinee and
Next Tuesday evening at Harper's
theatre. McCabe & Young's minstrels are
to give one ot their entertainments for
which they have become renowned
Ladles' Columbian Club.
There will be a meeting of the Wom
an's Columbian "club at the Business
Men's association rooms on Tuesday,
Jan. 10th, at 4 p.m. The committees
appointed on education, charities and
professional work are reqnested to re
port. Mrs. Jambs 14. Kimball,
FELL TO THE ICE.
A Carpenter's Experience at the
HE TUMBLES SIXTEEN FEET,
Alighting on the Hard Sabstaace Below
and From AU Appearances Escapes In
juryTaken to Ills Home at Davenport.
Cbarles O'Malley, a carpenter, working
as one of the force engaged in reptiricg
the Rock I-iland bridges, lost his btiance
this morning and tumbled from the
slough bridge, alighting on a linger on
the frozen river below. The distance
covered by the fall was 16 ftet and
O'Malley landed square on his back.
Expected a Shocking Result.
The fellow workmen engaged on the
bridge . were shocked when they raw
O'Malley fall, and expec ed to find him
shockingly injured, but were happiiy sat
prised to see him get up, rub bis back
a little and walk off. He, however, suf
fered considerable pain and was driven to
bia boarding home in Davenp rt
He is an t nmarried mi n
and his home is at Le Clairi J
his occupation in river months being that
of a river man. He U considerable of
an atb'ete and laving this advantage be
was cnible l no doubt, to sty"tba fotC3
of his f -ill which otherwise m'ght have
resulted more seriously.
A NEW NO. 4.
The School Hoard Realizes the Necessity
of Improvement In aa Important Dis
trict. Rock Island will from all indications
erect the handsomest school building in
the three cities next summer. For some
tims the members of the board of educa
tion have realized tbe necessity of mak
ing a change in the No. 4 dist.'ct, one of
the largest and most important in the
city, and the change would hnye been
made last year probably, had tot fire re
quired the rebuilding of No. 6. The
board now sees the imperative need of
action, and proposes to dispose of No 3
and consolidate tbe district with that of
No. 4 and tear down the dmgerous No. 4
building, erect a 14 room building on the
southeast corner of the lot occupied by it
and diagonally across from the High
The botrd has already lonked into
plans for such an improvement and will
very likely take tte necessary ste;s early
the coming season. Tbe improvement is
one demanded in the interests of safety
to the pupils.aswellas for their proper ac
commodation, and all people having a
pride in the city will app ove of it.
Judge Smith adjourned the circuit
C urt last evening until Monday after
The grand jury whose report appeared
in yesterday's Argus returned no true
bills against Harry Kiskadien charged
with barglary and Andrew Cumber held
for malicious mischief.
The report in full concerning the con
dition of the county jil as appended:
The grand jury haviug examined tte
county find it seemingly kept in a
snre, ciean and well ordertd condition
We recommend that the ceiline under the
floor of the female department be cov
rei witn a quarter inch sheet steel. Dut
on in a substantial manner, as we deem
the present covering of corrugated sheet
iron verv unsafe.
T. H. Thomas.
A Complete Collapse
la occasioned in our feelings by derangements of
the liver, stomach and bowels. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellet cure sick and bilious headache
bowel complaints, internal fever end costivencas.
They remove all waste matter, and restore health
to body and mind. A dose, as a laxative, con
sists of one tiny, sugar-coated Pellet. Cheapest
nd easiest to take. By ormrgls g, SS cents a
Blue Kyes and Great Men.
Blue eyes have always predominated
among the great men of the n orld. Soc
rates, Shakespeare, Locke, Bacon, Milton,
Goethe, Franklin, Napoleon and Kenan all
bad blue eyes. The eyes of Uismarck,
Gladstone, Huxley, Vircbow and Buchner
are also of this color, and all the presidents
of the United States except General Har
rison enjoyed the same cerulean color as to
their optics. London Optician.
pieces to select from; who pay
4) cents to SI fur that wbich
you can get at 10c at
C C. Tavlos
1717 Second Avenue.
Tinware And Houbk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
IS THE PLACE
The Largest and best Line of Ladies and Men's Slip
pers ever shown in the three cities. We handle no
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.,
Think of It.
Over half a million pc?oplf die cv?ry
year in the United Stv.es from Lunsj hnd
Throat disease", which olwHys start from
a Cold or C.usb. If you are fufTerins
from any cf the aboye diseases try this
remarkable Ooush Pyrup, and you will
use no other afterward. We hive hun
dreds of testimonials from those beet fit
ted by it.
25 AXD 50 CTS A BOTTLE. SASirLE BOT
TLES 10 CTS.
Ask Tour ilrupgist for Dr. McLTann's
Irish Cough Syrup. Take nj other! One
trial is all that is necessary to cot-vince
you. Sent to any address by express on
receipt of price. Made only by the pro
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anything we haye
had in the past in style, and
lower in pric2. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a large line of
the celebrated Hoi man fam
ily bibles: Also bis self
pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and our Oxford and Bagster
FRAMES We are this year ai hereto
fore making a special feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower.
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
17031705 Second Ave., Rock Wand, Telephone 1216.
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKR1TZ, Pbannaciet.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
TO BUY YOUR-
Paxton 111 , Nov. 6, 1893. T. H.
Thomis. Rick Islard: . Dear Sir Please
Ond enclosed postal note for two boxes
of your wonderful kidney and liver pills.
The ptlis that I got from ycu before did
me so much good that I can Fay they are
the beet I ever used, having cleared
awiv tbe gravel that I was troubled
with I have recomtrenried tbeoi to my
irienda. Yours yfrf truly,
Paxton, Ford Co , IK,
Three Wonderful Pills are made and
sold at 25 cents per bottle by
H. THOMAS, Druggist.
Horses, dolls, shoeflies. games,
tleda. drums, toilet cases, jewel boxes,
shaving eases, manicures.
Smoking sets. Albums.
Jointed Dolls, Kid Dolls,
Bh-qu Dolls. Rubber Dolls.
Iron Toys . Tin Toys.
Wood Tots, Pewter Toys,
Salad Dishes. Silver Ware.
and all f iccy goods ia an endless variety
231 Twentieth street.
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