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THE AllUUS. SATURDAY, J AN U All Y 21 1893.
Both the method and results wnen
gvnip f Figs 18 taken; it is pleasant
5b1 refreshing to the taste, and acta
rp'nilv jet promptly on the Kidneys,
lwr and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
Slhes and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. f?jrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptaMe to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
niar.r excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
tvrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
jnd $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wi-hes to try it. l)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CL.
wvsviue, ky. new york, .k.
i. S. KEIDY.
T. B. KELDY.
'i. .'m! ransirr property on commission,
, to li'i't rent", also carry a line or nrsi
C'i; ;lrt- in-iir:trfe companies, building lots for
Hi It. al! :fcel ftVreiit additions. Choice resldenc
;rtprr:y in fill I rt!- of the city.
K'm;4. J'IUImH A Lyndc building, ground
J,r. ii. r.-ar of V itchrll Lmde bank.
Have you called at
Eila ft V HH
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 Fire Jewelry
H. D. FOLSOM,
W. B. GRIFFIN.
GRIFFIN & KEATING,
No: 1712 First Ave.,
Rook Island, III,
Peaotioal : : :
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
GK M. Looslkt.
Probability That Two Weeks
Will See the Work Done.
WEATHER INTERFERING WITH IT.
Progress ef the Improvements-The Iron,
Flooring, Etc The Street Railway Com
pany's Tracks I'ndae and t'njost Criti
cism of Col Burlington's Position Sub
stantial for a Century te Come.
The progress of repairs on the slough
bridge has been interfered with consider
ably by the severe weather of tlie past
two weeks, it being impossible to make
any headway when the tern peral are was
below the zero mark. It is on this ac
count partially, that the reflaoring of the I
slough bridge has not been pushed as
rapidly as was tbe main Rock Inland
bridge, and furthermore the puttie g in of
the iron is much more compli
cated than was the cess on
the main bridge. The iron vork is
going forward steadily now, however,
and the wood portion is following it up
rapidly. The Davenport & Rock Island
nilway company which kept pace with
the contractors on the main btidge in re
laying the tracks has not yet turned
its attention to the slough bridge, but is
expected to in a day or two. L;eut. J.
T. Thompson, who has general super
vision of the improvement, stated this
morning that the time when it would be
e mp'eted was contingent entirely upoi
the weather, but he anticipated that in
about two weeks' time the bridges would
be open to the public.
Col. RufBneton's Position.
In connection with the bridge repairs,
Col. A. R Buffington, commacdant at
Rock Island arsenal, has been subjected
to undue and unjust criticism, having
been accused of delaying tno com
mencement of operations longer than
was necessary and that when he did
close the bridge it was so late as to en
tail a serious interruption to trifflc be
tween the cities of Rock Island and Dav
enport. The fact should tiot be lest night of
that it was Col. Buffington wio first
discovered the unsafe condition of the
lower deck of the Rock Island bridge
and of the floor of the slough bri le.and
brought the matter to the attention of the
war department, Congressmen Cable
and Haves and the citizens of Rock
Island and Davenport who devoted
themselves to securing the passage
of the appropriation of $50,000 necessary
to insure the necessary repairs. It was
iu hopes of keeping the bridge (pen to
the last possible morner.t lhat Col. Bull
inton retused to pern.it the wot to be
gin until sufficient material was on hand
to push it through with as little lelay as
could ml be avoided. But when once
ready the colonel realizing the gravity of
the actual condition of the bridge felt it
his duty to have the improvements made.
It is interesting to note, therefore, that, in
putting in the new floors the old beams
were found to be just as Cel. Buffington
described them, rotten at both et ds, and
the bridges much more dangerous than
(ood for a Century.
The improvements now being made
place the bridges in a substantial condition
of repair for probably a century t come.
acd that the work should have bean done
before the necessities of the s tuation
were made apparent by a deplorable cat
astrophe the people of the thres cities
can thank Col. Buffington.
The Strike Is Ended.
The strike of motormen and conduc
tors on the lines of the Davenport &
Rock Island railway company here is
ended and off, so tar as the men as a
whole are concerned, a number n ore re
turning this morning. The company is
taking back all it considers wortl.y ar.d
the best men are experiencing no d ffl
culty in recovering their positions Supt.
Schnitger states that he thinks tbs men
acted without properly considering their
position and tneir relations to the com
pany, in Quitting without first giving the
company a chance to be heard.
"Had they presented their pe
tition before striking insteal ot
afterward," he said, "it would htva re
ceived every consideration. We aie al
ways ready to trat our mea fairly, but
we can give no attentioa to any ensmun
ica'.ion from them after our ri lauous
with them are everej."
One of the men who is ti'ick "n bis
motor said this incruing, 1 ata sure
now we did not go at it iu llie right
way. and while I still think we nave a
grievance in charging us up fur dam
ages when we are not to blame and
try to avoid tbem, yet I see cow that
we acted too hastily in not going to
the company first, and then hud our
petition been refused, we could have
struck then and felt that we were do
The public wi.l be glad to know that
the men are returning to work, as the
company has some excellent motirmen
and conductors among the uumbi r.
World's Fair Visitors
Desiring pleasant rooms in a orivate
house will consult their interests b f com
municating with the underBigB.ee, wbo
has a bouse of fourteen rooms five blocks
from the main entrance to the Yforld's
fair grounds. A. W. McCandlb.
1001 Masonic Temple.
Brief Bits of News About the Iron High
In all probability the most magnificent
display of everything applyieg to railway
operation that has ever been gotten to
gether will be seen at the World's fair in
Chicago. Not alone have the railroad
companies of this country been snaking
arrangements on an elaborate scale, but
the leading English railways are fully
aroused to the importance of bein ade
quately represented. Tne London A
Northwestern railway will send ever a
c Jtii pie te train of cars, headed by the su
perb compound locomotive Great Britain,
This will afford an opportunity of con
trasting the Englit-h compartment style of
traveling and sleeping cars with our own
improved Wagner and Pullman methods.
The same railway will also show specis
mens of their permanent way and give
practical illuUanioas of their signaling
system. The London, Chatham
Dover railway will not on'.y show the sig
nals in use on their line, but full models
of the elegant steamers employed in their
channel service. The Great Western
railway will send the L ird of the Ieles.
the famous old 17-toot gauge locomotive
which was built for that road.
Narrow lanugo Koads.
A railroad with a gauge of only 24
inches is now building in North Carolina.
It is to run from Hot Springs, near the
Tennessee border, to Laurel. a
distance ot 24 miles. Its course is
through a very mountainous country,
touching also a very fine farming sec
tion. The main purpose ot its construc
tion is to get out the timber on hbout
70,000 acres of land. A type of mogul
engine is being built for the little road.
There is a railroad of the same small
guage now being operated in Maine and
one or two in the western states.
Along the Tracks.
Messenger Lany Lyors is back on his
run on the Milwaukee after a short va
cation. Superintendent E.D.Wright, of the
C. M. & St. P., was in tie city yesterday
a few hours.
Acting Superintendent H. S. Cable, of
the Peoria, went down over the line yes
terday on business.
Conductor Kircber of 17 acd 18 on the
C, R. I. & P. is back on his run again
after a couple of weeks rest.
Rjsj Bookwalter, traveling passenger
agent for the Chicago & Kis'ern I.lincis,
was in the city yesterday on business.
TicKet Agent F. H. Piummer, of the
Rock Isand, accompanied by his family,
has gone to Chicago on a short visit.
The Rock Island pay car, Gazelle, was
a day late all over the system this month
on account oT the illness or Paymaster
Tne Rock Island is cutting clear blue,
32 -inch ice in immense quantities at
Green River, for use along the road the
Conductor "Coaxy" Carrigan, of the
C. M. & St. P. is again running on Capt
Tom Fuller's tra:n, while the latter is
tiking a short vacation.
C. Perritt. the former Milwaukee con
ductor who ran into this city for so many
years, was in town yesterday. He is now
traveling for an agricultural implement
The Rock Island yards present a busy
scene these days. The additional work
that has been made necessary on account
of the passenger division ending here
takes up every inch of room tnd it is
with difficulty that the yards are kept
The C. B. Si Q is receiving new
coaches at the rate of four a day. Wil
mington is furnisning SO cars and
Pullman SO The former cost $4,503
each and the Utter $5,000, over a half a
million dollars. It anyone minks for a
minute that railroad busicess is all in
come and no out go tet him do the neces
sary multiplying to find out that these
100 cars will cos: tne company over half
a million dollars.
BUILDING 6 REOPENED.
, How Crawford Bolted.
Senator Crawford is ciusiug the repub
lican brethren no end of trouble down at
Springfield by refusing to be led. The
steering committee can do nothing with
the Rock Island county senator, as wit
ness the following from the Chicago Dai
Republican seaators held a caucus this
afternoon and discussed the outlook at
length, determining to follow the orders
of tbe tteering committee if it lecided to
have the party back up O'Connor and his
friends at any fight they may make. At
the opening of the caucus Senator Craw,
ford, of Rock Island, posed as a recalcit
rant and said he did .not propose to be
di'ched by a steering committee. He was
informed that if be did not intend to
&bi e by tbe caucus decision he ought to
go elsewhere, which he did. Tbe caucus
did not take any action as to appoint
ments, but the steering committee will
pass tbe word in the morning what to do.
George Giffin wno was fined $10 for
cruelty to animals by Justice Hawes has
giyen notice of appeal and will carry the
case to the circuit court.
Mrs. Cathernc Oswald was assessed $3
and costs by Justice Cooke yesterday for
abusive language. The case grows out
of the shooting of Oswald's dog.
Solvation Oil is repeating its cures of
neuralgia, rheumatism, headache, and
toothache every day, until their name is
legion. Price 253.
The Rebuilt School Taken Possession of
With Proper Dedicatory Exercises.
School building No 6 on Ninth ave
nue and Twelfth street, which was de
stroyed by fire in the early part of No
vember, 1891, and which was rebuilt by
Sievers & Anderson, from plana furnished
by Architect Hammatt, at a cost of $ 20,-
000 and provided with all modern im
provements in the way of heat and ven
tilation as heretofore described, was for
mally taken possession of by the teachers
and pupils yesterday afternoon with ap
propriate dedicatory exercises. There
were a large number of patrons and
friends of our schools present, the audi
ence assembling in the main hall.
The Exercises .
The exercises were presided oyer by
Principal Anna Ktrkpatrick, anr opened
with a song especially designed for tbe
occasion, entitled. "Hurrah for Oar Njw
School," and rendered by the primary
pupils, Miss Kirk patrick having deliv
ered a fitting address ot welcome in which
she spoke of the destruction of the form
er building and the inconveniences which
teachers and pupils had experienced
since, and the happiness which all felt in
entering the new school. President D J.
SeBrs, of the boaid of education, spoke
britfly on the auspicious occasion, re
marks being also made by Mayor McCon-
ochie. Director H. D Folsom, and R;v.
J. C. Ripp. A pretty song by eigbt lit
tle girls followed, and after a closing se
lection by the school, the exercises were
The New Building.
Thi pupils then returned to their le
spective rooms and were dism:sed, tt e
principal and teachers devoting the res
mainder of the afternoon to showing tbe
visitors through the new bnilding, whi.h
is modern in all respects and designed
with special reference to the sanitary wel
fare and the accommodation and conven
ience of the pupils, the Hess system ot
heat and ventilation be ng an Important
feature. The school is another striking
example of the spirit of enterprise and
progress which Is prevalent in Rock Isl -and.
Good schools and school build ngs
make one of the characteristics of tbe
go-ahead cities of the gi
Mrs Hermtn Scnwecko gave a delight
ful dinner puty to a numbr of her lady
friends at her home on twentieth street
yesterday afternoon. EUborate re
freshments were served, the following be
W nier, SchmsHe,
About 40 of the young friends of
Johnny Keane surprised him at his b me
on Twenty-seventh street and Sixth
avenue last evening. The Darty ns
sembled at the residence of Pascal
Breecher on Fourth avenue and pro
ceeded to the young man's borne,
where they were cordially received and
entertained. The evening was spent in
games and other social amusements,
and a fine supper ws served. Tbe young
people al! spent a very pleasant even
A prty of Milan friends of WiLard
Baker and wife drove to this city in
sleighs on Thursday night and surprised
them at their home 723 Twentieth street.
There were about 25 in the party and
they spent tbe evening in a very pleasant
manner, a fine supper being server!.
Frozen on the Way.
Orasmus Beardsley, 72 year of age and
residing near Colons was frozen to death
the other night while walking home from
Geneseo. He rode in a neighbor's sled
to a point on tbe road wbere he could
reach home by crossing a 40-acre timber
lot. The old man started across the
wood lot. His wife becama worried
about him and search parties set out. In
the afternoon of the day following some
boys found a jug he bad carried, and a
little further on fO'ind him dead frozen
The deceased was a veteran of the lute'
war, a member of Co. I, 45ih Illinois
infantry. He enlisted in Geneseo Oct.
19,1861. He was a native of New
York. He leaves a wife and a daughter,
the latter residing in Rock Island.
Where Shall the Fair Be?
The Rock Island County Agricultural
association met at Port Byron a week
ago and instructed the committee on
grounds to draw up a lease for a new
site. A committee consisting of H Sad
doris, John Schafer. Jr and George
Hunt were appointed to dispose of tbe
buildings and other property on the old
grounds. The association has several
sites in view, but the most prominent at
present is what is known as tbe Holliater
site. Considerable work is now under
way to get things in shape for next yeur's
exnibit, but those who have charge of tbe
affairs seem to be progressing finely, and
when the question of grounds is dis
posed of an effort will be made to give
Rock Island county a first diss fair.
The taxes for 1802 are now due and
may be paid to tbe undersigned at Hurst
& Donaldson's office in Masonic Temple
block. Please bring your last year's re
ceipt, which will enable the collector to
find your description on the tax books.
William J. Gamble,
IAHNS & RERFi ESENf
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tin w arb and Housk Furnishing Moods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND, III
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREF, FREE, FJREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 23 different kinds of books, at the
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Think of It.
Over half a million peipl die every
year in the United St-.tes from Lunu nnd
Throat diseases whxh always start f.oru
aCold or Cuih. If you aru suffering
from any of the uhny iiicrnti s try ibis
rernarftable Cmeh Syrup, and yon will
use no other nfh-rwHivi We hire Hun
dreds of testimonials from thuse beu!li.
tei by it.
25 AND 50 CTS A BOTTLK. SAMPLE BOT
TLES 1 CTS.
Ask vonr druugiHt tor Dr McKtnn's
Irish Cough Syrup. Tifce no otni r! One
trial is all that is neoesHry to convince
jou. Sent to any address by express on
receipt of price. Made only by the proprietor.
Paxton 111 , Nov. 6, 1892 T. h.
Thorn Rock Ishnd: Dear Sir Plata
.In 1 er.dostd postal note for two 6rK.
rf your wi ndetful kidney and liver p&k.
Tlic pilis thi! I got from yfu before 43
tip so much good that I can say thef ate
tiie bi-st I ever used, having clecaaf
viv the gravel that I wis Iroufcisi.
with. I have recommended them t
triends. Yours ytry truly.
Paxton, Ford Co., EL
These Wonderful Rlls are made aaC
sold at 25 cents per bottle b
T. H. THOAAS, Druggist
We have this week received an impor
tation of French white china for decoration.
uur line or Albums is
ahead of anything we baye
had in tbe past in style, and
lower in price. The new
bapes are very desirable.
BIBLES - We have a laree line of
tbe celebrated Holrnn fam
ily bibles: Also his self
pronouncing teacher's edi
tion. Call and examine these
and our Oxford acd Bagstcr
FRAMES We are this year a hereto
fore making a ppeciil feature
of our framing department
and prices much lower.
BUY YOUR .
. Horses, dolls, shoeflies. gastfc
sleds, drums, toilet cases. isel fcoxac
shaving cases, manicures.
Smoking se'a. . Albums.
Jointed Dolls, Kid Dolls,
Bisque Dolls. Rubber Dolls,
Iron Toys. Tin Toys,
Wood Tovs. Pewter Toys,
Limps, . Baskets,
Stlad Dishes. Silver Ware.
ind all fitcy goods in an endless arias?
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
17031705 S'mn Ave., Rock Island, Telejh'one 1216.
402 Fifttenth sireet. Moline..
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth aventct
and Twenty-third St., and will be known zi the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
TOST VON KOP KRnZ, Pha'Tna.
Proprletoror of tbe Brady street
Ail kinds of Cat Flowers constantly onn1.
Ureen Houses- Flower Store-
Ot;e blocktcrtbof Ceru Dtrkjibe brgtrtln lc. SM Brdjfitiee rvTort