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THE AliUUS. TUESDAY, JANUAKY 17, 15H3.
Both the method and results yrhen
Syrup of Figs ia taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
penlly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
fflects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 60c
and 61 bottles by all leading drug-ia-ts.
Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one -who
wi.-lus to try it. l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAH FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, Kf. HEW YORK, H.V.
J. K. I'.'JIDV. T. B. KKIDY.
THE IKAI IN'Q
I: .-!:: U fiinm-'e pro vtij on conimiarion,
n i n ; . m Irrt reit. a1.i carry line of first
r - tf-t it,-urnrre conij'Hiiiot, builttlrjg lots 'or
jit :i. si. Iiri! ffcrtnt n:ditioi,. Choice residence
iv ii. i-l. f tbe city.
i r I. Vi'il'i ll ft Lnde building, gronnd
'r.r. r. -r ' V'ti-hrll & I.ynde hauk.
Have you called at
If not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
and Gold Novelties as well
as a large assortment of,
the latest in Fine Jewelry
H. D. FOLSOM.
W. B. GRIFFIN,
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No; 1712 First Ave.,
Rock Island, III,
Practical : : :
Gaj Fitting and Grerl Jobbing.
G. M. Loosley.
HOME BRICK GOES.
The Council's Position as to
AN DIPOBTANI CLAUSE H SEBTED.
The Discussion Graving; oat of t ho Propo
sitions, anil the Reconsideration of
Former Contracts The City Attorney's
rosltlon Two Sides of the Situ it Ion .
List night's meeting of the city
council was devoted mostly to the dis
cission nod reconsideration cf the
Fourth avenue and Twentieth street
paving contracts After the report ef
the street and alley committee on the
Fourth avenue contract. City Attorney
Htas explained that upon examination
of the o:dinance previously pt.ssed, he
hat discovered that it was dtffective
and had eidered a new ordinance
drawn. AM. Kennedy then read the
report from the National Clay company
on' its brick, in which it agrees to fur
nish it at 9 50 per thousand. Aid.
Hiesing thereupon stated that he knew
taat ttie company just mentioned had
8)ld brick laid down in the city at $9
p.-r thousand and could not sei why it
iould not give that price now.
Aid. Guyer asked that Aid. Huesing be
Cilied to order. Aid. Huesing asked if
that was the best price that coul 1 be got
ten from tbe company. Aid. Korx
thought that Aid. Huesing was tot treat
ing the committee right in bringing on
such a discussion.
Aid. Guyer thought that in difference
to the wisLes of the numerous property
holders along Fourth avenue that Rock
Island brick should be specifli d in the
ordinance, so tbat all bidders would be
propetly advised. Aid. Corkec was of
the seme opinion. Aid. Hues ng then
abktd if there was any assurance that the
price earned would be made by the Na
tional Clay Co. to contractors in case such
brick was used. Aid. Knox stited thai
the comu-ittee hud the woid of Messrs.
Mead and Rutledge. of the Clay compa
ny, that suc a price would b? given. Mr.
R'llledge, who was present, then rc
affl rued the statemtn'.
I'OKitlon of the Property Holjera.
Ad. Guyer then read the list of
p oporty holders in favor of Rck Isl-
aau ones. Aia. liuesing statei that
petition had been gotten up wi.h many
of the same names attachtd, who at the
present time favored the letting of the
contract to Edwards & Walsh. He
fur.her stated that ho, bnd s.-eo nearly
(Vryone affected in his ward, that is
between Sixteenth and Twentieth
s tree 8, and they were in favor of Ed
wards & Walsh having it. A discus
sion as to the precedence of amend
ments then came - up, after which Aid.
S breeder explained bis position in the
mvter, in which he said be wai heart
ily in favor of home industiies, but
had it not been tbat the people inter
ested were desirous of having ti e Rock
Island brick, he would have been in fa.
vor of awarding it to Edwards & Walsh
Tbe action on the reconsideration of the
Twentieth street contract was then
Two Sides of the Situation.
As far as the bids are concerned, Ed
wards 65 Walsh Lad the lowest bid on
Fourth avenue and Twentieth st'aet un
der the original specifications, tnd the
firm therefore felt that it should have bad
the contract and that tbe irregularities in
tbe ordinance was the fault of th-s com
cil and not of the contractors who bid in
good faith At the same time tbe firm
held taat it coutd get no pi ice oi home
made brick and therefore had been oblig
ed to go away for brick. Feeing that
they bad not been treated fairly, Eiwards
ft Walsh asked to be released from their
Twentieth street contract, twice awaided
tbem. Tbey were released and the coun
cil was therefore free to jointly advertise
frr new bids as it did last night, tbe
safest and wisest way out of the predica
ment, do doubt.
The National Clay company on tbe
other hacd.stated canclusively its reasons
for refusing to quote figures to contractors
other than those interested in the compa
ny, but yielding when it found the dispo
sition of the council to specify Rock Isl
and brick, and la; log home brick down
at $1 50 per thousand less than tie out
side manufacturers giva lo cmtrictors
Submitting to the desire of Ue pripertj
holoers affected, the couuc.l specified
Rick Inland brick. All contractor have
equal acvautage in bidding undir the
conditions of the new specifications. Tbo
council has solved the problem which
pre'ented Itself.in the best way possible.
It has ex'ended the proper encourage
ment to a home industry under tondi-
tions not prejudicial to homo contractors,
nt interested in ihe industry. The
field for bidding is open to all cn an
How a Beaatifui Flower Was Ram 3d.
An old legend tel's of two lovers, walking by
the river Khlne. The lvly bejued her si.ltor to
pick a little pale bine fl.iwer Browing on the
bank. In del g so, ho fc'l into the wa er and
was drowned, but while sinking, he threw the
flower to her, and cried: "Forget me not!"
Thousands of women will nver forget wl at Dr.
Pierce's Favori'e Prescription has djne for them.
It is prepared specially to cure those d teases
from which thoy alone suffer, and of en in si
lence, rather thin consult a physician a i peri
odical pains, weak hack, pr ilapjns, and all uter
ine troubles. Purely vegetable, and gnirmteed
to give sttlifsction inoviry case, or money re
THE COAL SCARCITY.
A Few Reasons for the Present Condition
of the Market.
"There arc various reasons for the
present scarcity of coal," said Supt. H.
B. 8udlow, of the Coal Valley Mining
company, whose views had ben sought
by an A Rous representative this
morning. "There ara three primary
reasons that may be stated," the super
intendent contirud, "in explanation of
the existing couditions. Oie as the in
crease in population, tbe increase in fac
tories, contributing to an increased de
mand. Another is the increase in the price
of hatd coal from 7 to $9
per ton, which has induced many people
to abandon the more expensive article of
fuel, for the more economical. LH me
call your attention to the fact in this
connection, of tbe great output of soft
coal burners in the past few years. Why,
no stove factory in th's country has been
able to keep pace with tbe demand for
soft coal stoves since the hard coal com
bine drove people to the consumption of
"Another reason for the shortage in the
coal market is tbe continued cold weather,
waich has increased the consumption to
an enormous decree. Not only is this
true as to heating purposes, but with f ur
naces for prp lling purposes. A loco
motive consumes fully 20 per cent mere
coal this weather thn it does ordi
narily. Can't llf it I p Fast Knough.
"The consequen :e is we are pushed
to our utmost capacity to mine the roil
in any quantity sufficient to meet tbe de
mand. We can't get it out of the ground
"Are prices likely to advance in con
sequence of the present condition," put
in tbe reporter.
"No, I think Dot as far as we are con
cerned we only hope to be ble to keep
tbe coal coming in. I have been in a
constant dread of a break down in the
mines, owing to the overtaxing to which
the machinery is subjected, and we have
anticipated fuch emergency as
far as possible by duplicating
a large part of tho machinery. No, the
Coal Valley Mining company will not in
crease the cost of coal, although it could
have done so a few months ago, and
ra sed it 25 cents per ton, and all other
mining companies would have joined us
in the advance, but we are not dispostd
ti tike advantage of conditions to im
pose upon ihe consumer as the bard coal
combine is doing.
Might Ilrins; on a Famine.
"Tbe scarcity of coal is not confined to
Rock Island. It is the same everywhere.
All mining companies are working bard
to supply the market, and a break down
at any lime might very readily precioitate
a coal famine. However, we are manag
ing to keep the coal on the move, and by
weathering it for a short time more, or
until the time for the January thaw, we
win nave an opportunity to draw our
In the circuit court the case of Mrs
Margaret Brady aeainst Frank H. Kelly
to have a deed set aside which conveyed
property belonging to herself and hus
band Andrew Brady, wt'ich plaintiff
claims was obtained through fraud, was
taken up yesterday and is cow in hear
ing. Mrs. Brady claims tbat her signs-!
ture to the de d was ootaioed on the pre
tense that the instrument she signed was
a mortgage on tbe property for $50, it
being not until sometime after that she
learned it was a deed, rhe is represented
by William MeEa.rv and Msj Beardsley,
J.T.KenwortUy appeariog for the defense.
It is being tried before a jury com
posed of John Derrick. William Cannan,
C. F. Carlson, Peter E. Krall, Frank
Bjckmann, Henry Dirnan. George W.
Anthony, John Holland, Michael Mc
Henry, Peter A Riss, Abner Eckelburg
and John O'Briea. Jr. After the plain
tiff's evidence was all in this morning
Mr. Kenworchy, attorney for tbe defense,
entered a motion to have the case taken
from tbe jury on the grounds that tbe
plaintiff's evidence was not sufficient to
warrant a decree as prayed for in the
bill. The court, however decided to have
tbe defence go on with its testimony in
order to arrive at a better determination
of the exact status f the case.
The second panel of petit jurors re
ported for duty yesterday.
Tbe case of Johnson vs Wivill, et al, a
suit to recover some $10 taken from tbe
plaintiff on an execution by Magistrate
Wiv:Il and Cbiaf of Police Miller as a
city fine, will probably come up tomor
James Johnson was before Justice
Cook yesterday afternoon, charged with
an assault on William 'Mcsher, who runs
a barber shop on Market Square. The
complainant claimed that Johnson came
into his place of business, and becoming
provoked over some trivial affair became
abusive, saying that if it wasn't for the
fact that Moaner was an old woman he
would take him outside and sweep up tbe
street with him. An animated scene
followed, with the result above stated.
Justice Cook fined Johnson $5 and costs
and held him in bonds of $50 to keep the
peace for six months, in default of which
be went to jail.
TWO WEEKS MORE.
To Settle the Fate of the Colum.
EESULT OF LAST NIGHT'S MEETING.
The Twin-City Joint Committee Meets
and Takes Definite Action Relative to
the Matter The People's Project Is Now
in Their Hands What Will They do With
Chairman Velie, presided at laBt
night's meeting at the Citizens' Improve
ment association rooms, of the Twin-'
City Columbian committee, and there
was a fair attendance of members from
. , . , l The Situation Reviewed. s .
The course of the undertaking was re
viewed, and the present status fully dis
cussed. It was shown that of the orig
inal capital stock of $100,000. about $60,
000 in subscriptions had been provided
for. The plan of the coma.Uee,
composed of Messrs. Morris Ros-
enfield, William Jackson, E. H. Guyer.
W. R. Moore, C. H. Diere 8. 8. Davip,
and G. G Craig, and presented at the
last meeting of the committee, to plate
tbe remainder of the stock on atas
that would secure to 'he association tbe
retention of that already pledged, wes
regarded as of too much importance to
bs di?carJed wi.hout giving it a
A Final Kll'ort.
Hence a motion was adopted that the
same commitUe be continued tr two
weeks longer to thoroughly canvass ire
field in each of tbe two cities and to make
a report at tbe end of that time. Mr
Rostnrleld assured tbe committee that if
provided with the subscription paptrs
pertaining to Moline, be would undertase
to have the work done in that ciiy, while
Mr. Jackson and Dr. Craig volunteered to
devote a reasonable amount f time to a
similar effort in R ick Island.
On motion, Mr. Guyer was authorized
to have the fences about the grounds put
in good repair, and pay for Vhe same out
of any moneys he may have in hia hands
at the disposal of -be c-inmittee
In the Hands of the People.
By ihe action last night fie ureat en
terprise is again placed in the hands of
tae people, whose proj-ct it has alwajs
been. It is with them to sty within the
ntxt twe wctk3, whether it shall succeed
or fail. To them and to tbeir prida and
public spirit the Twin-City Co'umbian ex
position makes its fintl appeal. Will they
Stve it, or permit tbe purpose for which
it was designed, to be abandoned? They
cm answer this question by the m as ire
of encouragement tbey extend to tbe
ommittee when it makes its c?U, within
tbe next few days.
Tbe first week will ba devoted to tbe
canvass in Rock Island, where $20,000 is
yet to be raised. Toe papers are then to
be turned over to Molin to complete its
proportion of the $100 000.
Bridal Bells at St MaryV.
At St. Marys Citbolic church at ?
o'clock this morning. Rev. Father Kopf
with a mass united in tbe holy boidi of
matrimony Tnomas F. LaVeile an 1 Miss
Rose Sommer. Immediately after tbe
ceremony, which wm witnessed only by
a few friend the bridal par y was drive
to the home of the bride's father. Peter
Sommer, on Third avenue, where a wed
ding breakfast was served and tbe event
appropriately celebrated. Tne groom is
tbe well known salesman at the M & K.
clothing establishment, and tbe bride i
deservedly popular young lady, who. like
the groom, has hosts of friends whose
well wishes will attend tbem oa their
journey through life. It whs in the na
ture of a surprise to some of their most
intimate friends and was a very unpreten
tious affair. Toey will make thtir borne
in tbe city, having engaged a sui e of
room 9, a rid will boar i for the present.
Clemann & Salzaaann have j;in re
turned from Grand Rtpids, Mich., and
other eastern cities, where tbey have
been purchasing their spring stock. They
have purchase! one of tbe finest assort
ments of furniture and curpets ever shown
west of Chicago. Tbey promise tbeir
patrons a lot of furniture that is seldom
ever shown outside of larger cities. Their
carpet and rug purchase is simply im
inense, rugs that cover a whole room, at
prices that range from $15 to $150.
Watch this paper for the announcement
of their arrival.
Davis' Big 3-Car Uncle Tom's Cable
company at Harper's theatre tomorrow
night is tbe largest and most complete
company of its kind traveling. Press and
public with one accord pronounce this a
grand production of Mrs. Biowe's immor
tal novel. The grand parad you cannot
afford to miss. -
Clara Morns is to appear at the Bur lis
at Davenport tomorrow evening in her
new play, Claire, her own adaptation
from tbe German.
The 'axes for 1892 are now due and
may be paid to tbe undersigned at Hurst
& Donaldson's office in Masonic Temple
bl4ck. Please bring your last year's re
ceipt, which will enable the collector to
find your description on tbe tax books.
1 , WILLIAM J. U AMBLE,
Special Sale of Dress Goods,
In addition to our recent great mark down on all
styles and quantities of dress goods,' we offer the fol
lowing for this week, 6 days, only six. With every
dress pattern bought at our store during, the weels,
amounting to $3 or over, the purchaser will have
the privilege of buying the linings for almost noth
ing. t ... ,
HERE IS THE BILL.
Five yards best cambric lining, at 1 cent
2 yards drilling for waist lining, 2 cents
2 spools best buttonhole twist, 1 cent - -2
spools best sewing silk, i4 cent
1 best spool cotton free, free, free, - -1
Goff's best shirt braid
Think of 17 cents for lining and bindings for a
dress, 17 cents for the skirt lining, the waist lining,
the button-hole twist, the sewing silk, the spool cotton,
the braid for a dress.
After reading the above it will scarcely be necess
ary to state, our enthusiasm led us to buy too many
dress goods, more than we have been able to let out.
Hence our determination to nearly give away the lin
ings and bindings this week in order to reduce our
overstock down to its normal condition. Early buy
ers will of course find some advantage over those
coming later in the week.
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second a.
IS THE PLACE
Thft Largest and best Line of Ladies ani Men's Slip
pers -ver hown in the three cities. We handle no
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
Think of It.
Over half a millioo people die every
year in the United States from Lung and
Throat diseases, which always start from
a Cold or C tugb. If you are suffering
from any of the aboye diseases try this
remarkable Coueh Syrup, and you will
use no other nf forward OT
dreris of testimonials from those benefit
ted oy 11.
25 AND 50 CTS A BOTTLK. SAMPLE BOTS
TLKS 10 CTS.
Ask your drut'trist ror Dr. MrTTnn'a
Irish Cough Syrup. Take no other! One
trial is all that Is necessary to convince
you. Sent to any address by express on
receipt of price. Made only by the pro
Wc have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decora
tion. ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anything we baye
bad in tbe past in style, and
lower in price. Tbe new
shapes arc very desirable.
BIBLES We have a lare line of
tne ceieorated Holman fam
ily bibles: Also his self-
pronouncing teacher's edi,
tion. Call and examin- these
and our Oxford and Bagster
FRAMES We are this year a hereto
fore mating a special feature
of our framing deptrttnent
and prices much lower.
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
1703 1705;Secon1 Are., Rock Island. Telephone 12l. i
402 Ffeenth street, Moline. .a;..,--.-
TO BUY YOUK-
Paxton III., ' tfov. . 1832. T. BE.
Thomas. Rook Island: Dear Sir T!ck
find enclosed postal note for two boss
of your wonderful kidney and liver uT
Tbe pilis that I got from you before 4id
me so much good tbat I can say s
the best I ever 'used, having cfoaroS
away tbe gravel tbat I was troubled
with.. I have recommended them t say
triends. Yours yer truly,
Paxton, Ford Co., Ifl.
Box 299. ' : ; ;
These Wonderful Pilla are made tx
sold at 25 cents per bottle by
H. THOMAS, Druggist
BUY TO UK 1
Horses, dolls, shoe fl'es. gacaec,
sleds, drums, toilet cases. )Vel bcc
shaving cases, manicures.
8rnnkir.g se's. Albums.
J.nnted Dolls. . . Kid Dolls,
Birque Dolls, Rubbr Dolls,
Irou Toys. Tin Toys.
Wood Toys. Pewter Toyv
Lnmps, - Btakeis,
Salad Dishes, S.lver Ware.
nd all fancy goods in an endtew varSeV