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THE AiiUUS. THURSDAY, J U Alt Y 1 1893.
Both tlie method and results wlen
SVriip of Fis is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
ppdl'v yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver nnd Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem efltM-tuaily, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, piecing to the tasto and ac
jpntalile to the stomach, prompt in
its' action and truly beneficial in its
cffot'ts, prepared only from the most
healthy ami agreeable substances, its
nmnv exeellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
S-rup of Figs is for sale in 60c
ind $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable' druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
'.viin to try it. l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SK FRAHCISCO, CL.
WJISVIUt. Kt. NEW TORK, fl.f".
OAK MEN QUIT.
A Strike on the Lines of D. &. R.
I. Railway Company.
M0T0EMEU AND CONDUCTOES OUT.
; e. !:-:inv.
T. B. RB1DY.
TITE LKAI IXG
. : i n Hiiu'i' p:pti:y wn conimiBMon,
i v, hi rt n-i't-. aliM carry ( line of first
in-ijr;i: i'c compsnier. buiMing lota for
!n ! (IiTiTit ailili'inri-t. t'hoire residence
a. : I i urt- of tile city.
Y.:i!.iii A Lymiir building, ground
.:'. Vi!th.-i: A I.H'ile tmnk.
Have you called at
Aim mm i
It not, you had betttr, 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.,
Rook Island, III,
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
G-. M. Looslky.
M09 second ATenoe.
Twenty-three Men on the Main Division
Stop Work this Mornlnjf Their Places
Filled and After Three Hours' Jnterup
tlon Cars are Again Flaced on the Koad
The Position of the Men and that or the
Company The Prospects.
Twenty three men employed as motor -men
and conductors on the line? of the
Davenport & Rock Island IUilwey com-,
pany quit work between 8 aod 9:15
th 8 morning. The action was the result
of an agreement formulated at a meeting
of the men involved, held last night in the
C , R. I. & P. passenger depot, which
was to the effect that the men were to
leave their posts on reaching the barn
from their different ruDB after 8 o'clock.
The 23 men who went out do not in
clvds ail of the c-tr men, five motormen
tnd three conductors refusing to go out,
wuiie one w.io surrendered his car took
out hho her one a few minutes later.
Assistant President L irduer Ciner 1 Supt.
SchLitgt r ar,d Assistant Superint .'pdenls
Huntoon and Ilill wire soon on Utind and
in a short time bad several of ihe cars
manned and asain out on thyroid and by
11 o'clock the entire complement was re
placed, though severl cars wen; in the
hands of green men, on both eids, and
in pome instances former conductors were
acting as motormen. While the service
was therefore restored, the cars W':re run
ning with more or less irregularity.
Cause of the Strike.
The strike on the part of the lien wa
due directly to a special order posted
yesterday in the Moline uverue cr
b:ras,and pertaining to the government
of the men empl.yad on this side of
the river, with reference to damages
ent-u'el in accidents. The order briefly
told, set fort a that hereafter the rule
applying to h ildicg cr men responsible
for damages to the company's property
resulting from carelessness w uld be
The Men's Side.
Ti e me n state lust tho Mr ke is the out
growth of the order Risking motormen re
sponsible for the breakage on tieir cars
more than anything else. This t'iey have
considered an ur.jjut und unreasonable
demand on the part of the company, and
it his been a subject r f discus-ion ever
since its first mention. Jus, before
Christmas cars 41 and 43 in charge of
J hn Toiline and Leonard Norberg. re
specti vt'ly, run toe'her ne-r '.be blue
burn, both cars btinj daniazed. On Mon
day l6t t'Olh the motormen mentioned
Wc-re informed that they would b expect
ed to pay for the damage to the cars.
Norberg left his car that evening aod
Toliine asked for his money ytstcrday,
saying he wou'd Lot consent to pay for
damages '.hat could not posiiMy be
avoided. When they received tl e orders
for their wages, each was a ceruin
amount short Toliine $10 end Norberg
96, that being the damages they were as
sessed. The men held a meeiicg at the
C, R. I. & P. passengir depot list night
and after a long discussion it wad decided
to make a formal demand for readjust
merit by striking at 8 o'clock this morn
ing. The men state that th;y were
prompted in this by the fact that Motor
min Klein bad left his car a day or two
ago on the same account , be having been
charged $10 for damages to bis csr and
that an order had been posted for its
Ihej Drain it an Injustice.
A number of the men who were seen
ii a body by an A kg 08 representative
this morning, stated thai they tt ought it
unjust and unreasonable for the company
to ask its men to pay for damages done
to its property, as was the case in the
Collision at the blue barn. Bott motor ;
men state that it was an utter impossi
bility to stop the cars ovtiog to the slip
pery condition of the tracks, and the men
also state that their du'ies being on the
front end of a car djring such weather
as we have had are hard enough without
being asked to contribute tow aid the re
pairs on the cars.
Present Their irli-viin:ci.
They have prepared a statement of
their grievm ces which bus been s antd by
all the men who left the cars. It is ad -dressed
to Assistant President Ludntr
and General Superintendent S( hnitger,
and protests first sgaintt the order com
pelling motormen to pay for the damages
on cars, and a cond y demands ihe rein
statement of tk'e three men whe quit on
accouut of being charged with the I'ami
ages. A third article in the furm of a
resolution statt-s that the men consider
the company's action u?just entl trea
sonable, but also states a belief that it
cm be amicably settled and ad j Listed. It
also resolves that the men stanj together
In the matter, as their claims pre but just
ones, and in closing extends greeting to
the citizens and press of Rock Island and
Moline. The men are desirous of being
understood as making no unreasonable
demands, but simply asking f oi a read
justment of the matters that the;
claim are an injustice to them.
The Company's Side.
'The question is merely and entirely
one of d fclpline," said Acting r resident
Lardner, "'the matter of compensation
dues not in the slightest sense enter.
There has been no disagreement between
the company and the men on this, or I
might say, any ther point. The men
have not communicated their grievances
to us. They have simply taken excep
tion to a rule posted by one of cur
superintendents and have given up their
places without notice. As far as the
company is concerned, it is simply en-
deavoriog to protect its property and at
the same ira; impressing the men with
the respoasioility of their positions
aad the necessity for using care. The
men have become displeased with ths
action and without saying a word to us
have quit. We have had a number of
accidents directly attributable to care
lessness on the part of the men, and
have always given them the benefit of
all doubts. In the most recent accident
car 41 was damaged to the extent of
fully $35, while 43 was damaged $25.
We charged the motormen biameable
for the accident $10 and ?5. respec
tively. The rule is not a new one. It
is in force on the other side of the
river the same as it is here. We sim
ply aim to make our msn feel the re
sponsibility that is reposed in them.
We have never chirged them more than
one-fourth of the damnge involved."
"The rule is not devised wholly in the
interests of the company," spoke in Supt.
Schnitger, "we tike these steps for the
protection of our patrons and to insure
safety to travel as far as possible, and
hiye never Bf-sesse.l our men lor one cent
where they were not to blame. We al
ways investigate matters thoroughly, and
if accidents are unavoidable, the men are
not held responsible. Where an acci
dent is due to carelessness we simply say
that the man causing it must pay a reas
onable proportion of the damages to our
property if he remains in our employ."
The company announced its readiness
to pay off all the men who bad qui',
but when ts'ced if any of the strikers
wculd be taken back, the reply of Mr
S;hnitger was, "it depends upon how
s ion tucy apDly and what explanation
thev mke of their conduct this morn
ing " The men manifest ro uglintsi of
feeling toward the company, and cHim
to be desirous of settling the matter
ia a ftierdlv manner. It is to te
hoped that the difficulties will be arnica
b-y settled for the best interests of
both sides, as well as for the public.
The mviormen and conductors have
gODe sleigh riding io a body this afternoon.
IT HELPS HEALTH.
Consolation to be Taken Out of
SANITARY C0KDITI0KS BETTERED.
THE LAST SUMMONS.
IemUe of Mrs. l'lizalicth Mills Other
leaths Funeral of Mrs. Harrison.
Miss E izibeth Mills wife of Joseph
Mills, die 1 at her home corner of Seventh
avenue and Twenty seventh street at
7:30 o'clock this morulng, aged 73 years
and nine months. She had been sick
about nin? days and her ceath was due
to a general failing owing to her ad
vanced age. Deceased was born in
Lancashire England and was there
married o Mr. Mills. They came to
this country and settled in this county
at Taylor Ridge ovtt 40 years ago after
wa d rumoTing to this city, where they
have resided so re 26 ears. She leaves
besides he? husband two daughters, Mri.
Hannah Clark aod Mrs. S. E. L vey
both residing in this city. Mrs. Mills
was well knon and her kind deposi
tion had wo'i her many friends who will
sincerely mourn her demise.
The funeral occur t from the laic
home. at 2 o'clock on Saturdty after
noon. George Nohai died at his borne at
the corner of Thirty-eighth street and
Fourteenth aveDu:, this morning, of
pneumonia, aged 61) years. The fin
eral announc ment wilt be made later.
An infant son of E. Voderbu-g antl
wi'e, residing at 820 Third avenue, died
on Tuesday night, aged 16 days. The
funeral occurred at 3 o'clock this after
noon. The funeral cf the late Mis. Henry
Harrison occurs from Si. Joseph's church
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, the
cortege leaving the home in South Rock
.'s'and at 9 o'clock The following will
ai-t as pali bearers: H. C. Wivill. John
O'Ntdl. C. C Hodees, J hn A. Murrin,
William McEuiry acd John Aster.
Increase in the Cost of Fuel Produced by
Conditions That Involve a Redaction in
Doctors Bills Public Health Generally
Good Words of Cheer for People Af
fected With I .a Grippe and Khenma
tlsm. Notwithstanding the f set that the con
tinued cold weather increases the cost of
fuel considerable consolation may be
extracted considering the t fleet
of the severe atmosphere that
has enveloped us for the pist
month. Physicians who hav been
talked with report that the weather of
fate has been productive of the best sani
tary results. The weather has been
seatooable and in keeping with climatic
conditions to which people living here
have, the past few winters excepted, be
Little Sickness Prevailing;.
"There is less sickness now than I
have known at this season for several
years," said Health Commissioner Eyster,
conversing on the subject with an A rocs
representative. "The cold weather has
had a good effect as far as health is con
cerned, amocg people not unduly ex
posed to its severity. Take it, for in
stance, amoDg people susceptible to
rheumatic troubles i r la grippe, and
they hive been much mote fortunate
than tbey know. An open winter of
damp weather would have been very apt
to have brought a recurrence of these
ailments. Bui so far as my observation
has gone, persons so afflicted have thus
far escaped this winter, the misery they
Lave endured for a year or two at least.
I may say, the same may be applied as a
rule to all classes of illness. There
is lees occasion to call in the doctor now
Kills the Cholera Germs.
"During the siege with the cholera
last summer, doctor," said the reporter.
"it was suted that an unusually cold
winter would be necessary to drive out
the germs entirely."
"That is very true," replied the doc
tor, "add I bave for this very reason ob
served with a great degree of satisfaction
the fact that the cold weather we have
bad is general all over the world. The
winter has certainly been all that we
could desire in this respect. It has bean
a death blow to cholera if cold weather
will kill the pest.
"Indeed a crisp, sharp, hard-freezing
winter, killing .fl the effect of decayed
vegetation, which are the germs of d:s
ease, is not alwivs o bp d'O'eateJ.1'
The Iowa nnd Illinois Terminal line
scheme seems to have been hibernating
du ing t is cold scu-on. t ut it is now un
derstood that it is siirring a little and by
summer it : hoped it will be fully
awake. George E Hubbell, the attorney
for the company which proposes to build
the line between here and Ciiaton, has
been notified that tLe towusaips ef
Princeton and LtClaire will hold a spec
ial election in n few dnys and decide
whether or not to issue 5 per cent bonds
in the aid of the railro.id There is a
good prosp; ot. of the vote going the right,
way, as all the people along the proposed
line need railroad facilities and are anx
ious to give the scheme every encourage
ment. Davpnpor' L-ailer. '
A Hundred Tears o ,ome
Wouldn't yon like to live until the year A. B.
8000, just to pec the people anil the world genor
erallyf Who knows but you might, if you ob
serve the laws of bealtb, and keep the stomach,
1 1 v and bowels In fall action. The best medi
cine known for this is Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pel
lets. They are small, sugar-coated granule?, tint
powerful to cure; produce no nausea or gdpin;
eay to tale, and a sure cure for biliousness,
constipatioa, headache, anc diseases produced by
an inactive liver. A convenient vest-pocket remedy.
Davis' Uncle Tom's Cabin" Company-
Dayis' "Uncle Tom's Cabin ' company
gave a fair performance of the dramatiz
ation of Mrs. Stowe's famous ttory at
Harper's theatre last nieht. A usual it
was witnessed by a gaod sized audience
Oae of the novelties of the season will
be the presentation at Harper's theatre
tomorrow evening of the marine spec
tacle. "T he bottom of the Sea" is the
unconventional theme and scenes that are
not fsmiliar to regular theatre-goers.
Tte piece is an sdpttti on by William
A Brady, and the exigencies of the plot
demand that a considerable poaion of
the action shall occur on and in Nep
tune's realm. Originally produced at the
Porte St. Martin some twenty years ago.
the soectaule baa in many different ftrms
been presented in almost ev-ry country
under the sun. For years many attempts
were made by theatrical managers to
produce the spectacle in this country, but
it has never been accomplished, owing.
perhaps, to the great expense attached to
such a scenic enterprise. However,
Messrs. Webster and Brady, who now
bave the spectacle in charge, produced
the piece in New York, and were well re
warded for the risk taken. It has
since been presented at the Globe theatre
Boston, and In Brooklyn, Poiladelphia
and Providence, and all the large cities,
acd from reports that bave reached here
the criticisms are of the highest kind,
pronouncing the spectacle a masterwork
of stage craft and ingenuity.
William A. Bradv's spectacular pro-,
duction of Boucicault's famous melo
drama, "After Dark," will be the attrac
tion at the Burtis at Davenport Sunday
afternoon and evening. There is a vivid
representation of the Thames river,
wherein the heroine is thrown in by the
villain. A tank of "real water" is used,
aLtl Old Tcm, the hero, dashes to the
r scue in a boat, and plunges after tie
girl. The concert kail scene is made tl e
means of presenting a number of excel
The celebrated English actor, E. S.
Willard, under the management of A. M.
Palmer, is to present his great play, "The
Middleman," at the Burtis, at Davenport
next Tuesday evening.
Edw. C. Cook, 613 Adams ave., Soran
ton. Pa., states that be considers Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup the most efficacious
icnedy for coughs, colds, etc., he baa jet
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Hotjbk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND, II IP
entral Shoe Store
IS THE PLACE TO 13UY YOUH-
The Largest and best Line of Ladies and Men's Slip
pers ever shown in the three cities. We handle to
1818 Second ave., Harper House Block.
Think of It.
Over half a million petp! die every
year in the United Stttss from Lung an:!
Throat diseases, which nlways start from
a Cold or C u;b. If y.o ris Miffi-nr
from any cf the ub'iy:" ':Ht.i, s try t ii is
remarkable Couah Syrup, and you wi'l
use no other afterward We bTp. Mil
dreds of testimonials from Uiosa beat fit
ted by it.
25 AND 50 CTS. A BOTTI.K. SAMPLE BOT
TLES 111 CTS.
Ask your druggist for Dr. McKunnV
Irish Cough Syrup. Take no other! One
trial is all that Is neces9Hry to convince
you. Sent to any address by express on
receipt of price. Made only by ihe proprietor.
Paxtox, 1:1., Nov. (5, 1892. T. S.
Th;vii .s, Ri:k Islr.d: Dt-ar Sir Pie?
Qp.d erclosi d postal note for two b5ex
i f jour w-nd:;rful kidney end liver
Thf pilii thil got from you before JUL
mc $.i mxh good that I can say tlitrme
luc bfft I ever u?cd, having cfecwdl
away the gravel that I was lreifi
witn. I huva recommended them U-wj
spends. Yours yiry truly,
Paxlon, Ford Co., ti.
These Wonderful Pills are made
sold at 25 cents per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decora
ALBUMS Our line of Albums is
ahead of anytbing we haye
had in the past in s'ylc. and
lower in price. The new
shapes are very desirable.
BIBLES We have a large line of
the celebrated Holman 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.
Horses, dolls, shoeSies. ga.ec
tdeds. drums, toilet cases, jewel oozae,
shaving cases, manicures.
Smoking 8es. Albums.
Jointed Dolls, Kid Dolls,
Bn-que Dolls, Rubber Dolla.
Iron Toys. Tin Toys,
Wood To?s, ' Pewter ToyaJ
Limps, Baskets, '
Stlad Dishes. Silver Ware..
fed all fancy goods in an endless vrari
Geo. E. Kingsbury.
1703 1705 S-mnl Ave., Rock Hand, Telet hone 1216.
402 Fifteenth atret. Moline.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avemr.
and Twenty-third St.', and wili be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HOW'T VON KOECKKnZ, Hiarmsc;.
Froprietoror of tbe Brady street
Ail kind of Cnt Flowers eonttantlv onnnrt.
fareen Houses Flower store
One block north of Cestui r, rk. ib larfettln lent. 304 EnOy stree', PavMpwif.