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THE BOOK IRT JOTO ABGU8V FBI DAY, APRIL 12, 1889.
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
("nil and examine. No trouble to show goods.
HIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
COME AND SEE OUR STOCK
and get our prices.
rIo not forget tie place,
1705 Secend Avenue.
ry Goods Store!
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
DR. CRAIG COMPLIMENTED.
We place on sale To-morrow ten pieces of
I Jew Francois
AT 88 CENTS
bich are worth $1 .25 at ordinary retail price. The
fi.lt.ra are Serpent Gretn, Myrtle Green, Electric
(iiven, Navy Bine, Quaker Grey, Mahogony, Gold
Hrown and Black. These are new and a particular
ly fcood bargain at the price. Here is a chance to
secure a silk dress at a merely nominal price. We
aim t good value as well as low prices. Call and
H-e tlu nr and le convinced of the truth of this state
ment. Yours truly,
GEO. VINNEDGE & CO.
Chosen Post iSnrgeon of Rock Island
Am Honor Well Placed by the Secre
tary or War, If Poime lratands a
Change Ti e Appolalee and Mome
thlnc Aboat Ilia Mfe.
THE CITY'S INTERESTS.
It is but a little over a month since
President HarT eon assumed the executive
chair of the nation, and yetj the deadly
axe which has been operated at his com
mand in diffen nt sections of the country
has fallen in this neighborhood and Dr.
W. W. Grant, of Davenport, post Bur
geon of Rock Island arsenal, becomes a
victim. Rock Island getting the Bret
federal appoinment of any consequence
in this vicin'ty. Last night reports
came to the city to the effect that Dr.
G.O.Craig had received the appoint
ment as post surgeon at the island. Dr.
Craig was at o ice 4cen by an Argus re
porter, but he refused to either affirm or
deny the report, preferring rather that
the newspaper emissary seek the infor
mation from olQcial sources. This morn
ing Maj. WcGiinls. acting commandant
at Rock Island arsenal, was communi
cated with by telephone and that officer
replied that the appointment of Dr. Craig
had been made to date from April 30.
The appointment is highly complimen
tary to Dr. Craig, who appreciates it the
more as it comes as the result of the
efforts of his p-ofessional and political
friends, and as the result of no personal
exertion on his part. As soon as be was
prevailed upon to announce himself as a
candidate for tae position, his friends
went to work, and not by any means
tbe least of the Influences that contrib
uted to his success was a petition to the
secretary of war endorsed by all the regular
and homcepalhh physicians in the city.
Both the Illinois senators, together with
Congressman Geat and other members of
the house urged the 'candidacy of Dr.
The office of post surgeon is one pro
vided for by the secretary of war; it is
the one so Ion;; filled by the venerable
Dr. Gregg and lo which President Cleve
land appointed Dr. W. W. Grant, of
Davenport, wh is now abroad, and in
whose place It. W. L. Allen, of that
city, is acting, and who was also a
strongly endorsed applicant. The ap
pointment, hovever, rightfully belongs
to Rock Island, as the secretary of war
realizes the arsi nal was located here, and
tbe chances are that President Cleveland
would have appointed a Rock Island
physician had t iere been one in the city
who is a democrat. As it happened
tbore was no democratic surgeon in Rock
Island, Dr. Grant's appointment was as
acceptable to tte democrats on this side
of tbe river as any one that could have
been made, and democrats regret to learn
of his removal. Tbe salary of tbe office
is $ 1,200 per annum.
Dr. Craig commenced the practice of
medicine in Ro( k Island April 14. 1869.
He was born in Westmoreland county,
Pa., October 20, 1845, and he spent the
first fifteen years of his life there, gain
ing a common school education, and he
also received two years' schooling at
Elder's Ridge academy in Indiana coun
ty, Pa . At Be enteen years of age he en
listed in a three months' regiment of
Pennsylvania militia and went te Ohio,
where he was e igaged in guarding the
forts of tbe Ohio river, between Wheel
ing and Pittsburg, and while in this oc
cupation he participated in the capture
of John Morgan. After the expiration
of his term of service he euliated la com
pany K, 53d Pennsylvania Volunteer
infantry, and from January. 1864, until
the close of the war, wns an active par
ticipantin all tbe battles in which his
company was engaged. lie received a
slight wound at SpotUylvania, and dur
ing the first day s fighting at Petersburg
was again wounded and captured, March
81, 1865. He served in Gen. Hancock's
Dr. Craig studied medicine in Colum
bia, Pa., and subsequently matriculated
at Jefferson Medical College, Philadel
phia, and after following tbe curriculum
of the same, graduated and received
diploma March 12, 18G9. It was a month
later that he came to Rock Island and
entered upon tte practice of this profes
sion which has been attended by signal
For eighteen years Dr. Craig was pub
licly identified with the sanitary welfare
of the city first as city physician for
twelve, and then as commissioner of
health for six yxars after the creation of
that office and lesigning his position as
city physician ta accept it.
Dr. Craig has always been a strong
republican, and his party could not have
made a wiser cl oice both as lo profes
sional and political fitness.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
We bav lhe ,arge8tock in the city, and are bound to tell, and prices are
"Paintin n ' going to make it go.
guaranteed n ' , 3lnlnK "d Paper Hanging done on short notice. All work
Won l IL11 in tint thai ntiuA.
or. Second 4ve aIld 15tn Btreet SUTCLIFFE BBOS.
Miss Blanche Sutcliffe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. G;o. Sutcliffe, Second ave
nue and Fifteenth street, was the subjdet
of a very nice little parly yesterday on
the occasion of the little lady's sixth
Last evening Miss Kate Gilmore,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gilmore,
of 2207 Seventh avenue, bad an enjoya
ble party of about forty of her friends
Dainty refreshn ents were served and all
bad a splendid tini6.
At Sterling, 1 ist evening, occurred the
marriage of Mis i Lena B. Davis, daugh
ter of Thomas Davis, editor of the Co-
telte of that city, to Mr. C. K. Mixter, of
this city. There was quite a number
present from tb s city.
At the reside ice of Mr. John Scherer
last evening. Miss Lula Scherer was mar
ried to Mr. F-ank Murphy, a popular
brakeman on the Rock Island ana St,
Louis division tf the C, B. & Q.
A treat Surprise
la in store for all who use Kemp's
Balsam for the throat and lungs, the
great guaranteed remedy, would you
hplipv that it it sold on its merits and
that any druggist is authorized by the
proprietor of th s wonderful remedy to
give you a sample bottle free? It never
faila to cure a:ute or cnronic coogua.
All druggists se l Kemp's Balsam. Large
Bottles 60 cents and i.
Last Xicht'a Heetlns of the VttUrna'
laaprovrmeat Aaacelatloa Calms.
Mqaare, Ceateaalal Celebratloa, Etc.
Owing to the stormy weather, there
was a light attendance at the regular
monthly meeting of the Rock Island Cit
izens' Improvement association last even
ing, yet there was a quorum present,
President Haas presiding, and the regular
order of business was carried out.
The beautifying committee submitted
plans and estimates prepared by Archi
tect D. S. Schureman for the beautifying
of Union square at one half the cost esti
mated in the committee's last report.
Mr. Schureman's plana contemplate the
hauling of dirt from College hill on small
flat cars over the street car company's
tracks, thus reducing the cost of filling
very materially. Mr. Schureman's plans
call for these figures:
1 .MO feet of curbing 700
761 yards of cross walks at 60 cents 436 60
1,063 yards of brick sidewalk, wltb Ottawa
stone carbine 631 30
5.500 yards of fillicg at 90 cants 1,100
Ureding, etc 600
yards or sodding at I cents 186 84
THINKS THERE'S NO DANGER.
Total f 8,674 04
The plans were approved by the asso
ciation, and the matter of bringing same
finally before the council before the ap
propriations for 1889 are made, was
fully discussed. The plans were left in
the hands of the committee until the next
Mr. Wm. Jackson offered the fol
io wing resolution, which was unaniraouss
"Resolved, That any persr n who now,
or may hereafter hold tbe office of mayor
or alderman in this city, shall by virtue
of his office be an honorary member of
this association, and entitled to all the
rights and privileges ot membership."
Tbe secretary was, upon motion, in
structed to furnish tbe council a copy of
the resolution at its next meeting.
Secretary Medill introduced the matter
of fittingly observing the centennial in
auguration anniversary, April SO, and an
interesting discussion followed, the sub
ject being at last referred to the execu
tive committee with power to investigate
and act, and report plans and progress
at the adjourned meeting of the associa
tion next Thursday evening, to which
time adjournment was taken.
When the time arrived to ring up the
curtain for the "Passion Slave" enter
tainment at Harper's theatre last evening
there were so few in tbe house, eighteen
only in tbe parquet, the box office only
showing $25 in receipts, that Manager
Steel and the manager of the company
decided to dismiss the audience and re
fund the money. This was done. Tbe
storm was tbe cause of the light atten
Tomorrow night the theatre going peo
ple are promised one of the best specta
cular dramas on the road, in Little's
"World" combination. The Baltimore
American says of it:
Tbe stirring and ever popular melo
drama, "The World." was given last
night, with Mr. J. Z. Little In the chief
role, for tbe first time this season in Bal
timore. The first production last night
was a highly successful one and got a
very entnusiastic receptioa from the
audience, which was a large one and in
tensely interested in the play. Mr. Little
was supported by a strong company
selected by himself, and tbe dramatic sit
uations nf the piece were presented with
great power, and elicited enthusiastic ap
plause from the spectators . The scenery
formed a very important feature of the
production. Tbe raft scene, tbe sinking
sLip, the wharf scene and others were
presented in a realistic and startling man
ner, which called forth the warmest ap
probation of tbe audience.
Postmaster Stoddard, of Edgington,
was in the city today. He doesn't expect
to hold his federal job much longer, and
is ready to vacate as Boon as President
Harrison names his successor. If the
president knew bow much trouble Stod
dard had in getting the office, though
there is a question whether he wouldn t
let him stay where he is. It will be les
membered the contest over the Edging
ton postoffice waxed pretty warm four
years ago. Stoddard and Humphrey
were the candidates. Congressman
Neece soemed to be unable to decide who
he should recommend and ordered an
election to decide the matter. Stoddard
triumphed nearly twe to one, but Neece
made a mistake and recommended Hum
phrey after all, and he was appointed
The congressman finally rectified tbe
matter and Stoddard was duly installed
The office pays tbe munificent salary of
about $150 a year.
9 W R Moore to E A Mapes, lot 45.
Sweeney & Jackson's addition, Moline,
Lizzie Eagal to Wm Grote, pt lot 27,
Dodge's addition. Rock Island, WW.
J C H Read to A W Wadsworth. loU
7 to 16, Dr J Stewart's second addition,
N J Hubbard by Master to J A Dona
hoo, sei swi 81, 19, se, $1,635 50.
LICENSED TO WED.
5 Edward W Sterzing. Miss Eugenie
10 J W Bartlett to R Schwartzen
burg, lot 1. block 4, Wood's first ad., Mo
H P Webster to Jonas Unger, lot 8,
block 1, Taylor Ridge. $55.
S W Wheelock to Alice B Hubbard
nej, lot 7, lot 8. block 10. Wood's
third ad., Moline, $1, and Alice B
Hubbard to Frank C Miller, same, $1,
Weyerhaeuser & Denkman to T L
McCaw. lot 10. block 81, Chicago ad..
M A Rodman to G O Huckstaedt, lot
8, Rodman ad.. R I-, f 700.
Extreme wakefulness, distressing ner
vousness, chronic rheumatic pains, eclat
ica, neuralgia; any of the above disor
orders are symptoms of advanced kidney
or Bright! disease, fror. wm. a
Thompson, of the university of the city
of New York, says: "More adults are
carried off in this country by chronic
kidney disease than by any other one
malady except consumpton." The late
Dr. Dio Lewis in speaking of Warner's
Safe Cure, said over bis own signature
"If I found myself the victim of a seri
ous kidney trouble, I would use your
Peculiar in medicinal merit and won
derful cure Hood's Sarsaparilla. Now
is the time to take it, for now it will do
the most good.
A Kivermaa Wh, Haa Fear Abeat
La-a Where Me Thtaka They
"Captain, Isn't there danger of the
river getting so low as to affect the raft
ing business on the upper river?" The
question was asked by a DtmoeratQa
tette reporter of Capt. J. C. McCaffrey,
one of the best informed men on river
topics, in this section of tbe country :
"There is no danger of that," replied
the captain. "I have never seen the river
so low as to affect the rafting business
and I have been on tbe river a eeod many
years. There will be plenty of rafts
coming down the river soon as the lakes
are clear of ice, and there is every reason
to believe that that will be very soon.
Then, too. tbe banks of the Chippewa
and other small tributaries are full of
logs, and all that is needed is a good rain
to raise the streams high enough to float
Iqgs down into tbe main river. A heavy
rain, you know, would swell those streams
enough to float down into the main river
all tbe Iocs up there."
"There is a bis stock of logs along tne
Chippewa and other streams left over
from last year."
"Yes, but they will all be used up witn
the past winter's cut this season. The
stocks are pretty well broken at all
points along the river. Lumbermen have
very poor stocks to begin with this year,
compared with what they had a year ago.
The demand for all kinds of lumber the
past season has not been as general. It
has been confined to certain grades and
then the shipping rates on these class
grades has bad so much to do, indirectly.
with breaking the stocks.
"When do you think the raiting season
will begin in earnest?"
"Within two weeks. There is every
probability the lakes will be open by that
lime and the Chippewa river and other
streams will be high enough to get logs
down into the Mississippi. Lumbermen
have a small supply of logs on hand and
I don't think they are very anxious to
have many logs come down yet. Think
this will be a busier season for the raft
ing business than last."
M. & K.
For fine shoes.
5c waist, M. & K.
22c suits, M. & E.
8c pants, M. fe E.
Choice strawberries at May's.
Nice dressed chickens, at C. C. Trues-
M. & E. are selling the Banner waists
for 5 cents.
Choice bananas and oranges, at C. C.
M. & E.
For Jersey suits.
Fresh vegetables, of all kinds, at C. C.
Prince Albert and cut-a-way suits for
boys at the M. & E.
M. & E.
For boys' clothing.
Lord Chumley, Admiral and Hoosar
suits, at the M. & E.
Tbe government light bouss boat, Lily,
came into port this morning.
Rock Island baby carriages, 60 styles
at wholesale prices, C. C. Taylor's.
The finest line of fresh vegetable's ever
shown this time of tbe season at May's.
The most elegant line of Jersey suits
have just been unpacked at the M. & E.
J. T. Gilmore, formerly of this city,
and now of Chicago, is at the Rock Isl
Ladies' circulars only 85 and 65 cents
at Robt. Erause's, 115 and 117 west
Second street, Davenport.
The cheapest waist made is the Sin
ner and you can buy them at 5 and 9
cents at the M. & E.
A perfectly elegant line of Jersey suits
in all colors, tan, cardinal, blue, ete.,
just received at the M. & E.
Men's and boys' gossamers only 35 and
50 cents at Robt. Erause's, 115 and 117
west Second street, Davenport.
Tomorrow, Saturday, you can buy
some of those celebrated 60 cent quality
of waists at 30 cents at tbe M. & E.
Capt A. J. Whitney, who is at present
engaged in one of his government con
tracts below Quincy, is in the city to
Preparatory services will be held in the
Central Presbyterian church at 7:80 this
evening. The pastor. Rev. Mr. Meldrum,
"Our Mother's Friend," with a patent
belt, the genuine, only 43 cents at Robt.
Erause's, 115 and 117, West Second
Among the new novelties just added
to the M. & E. boys' department are the
Lord Chumley, Admiral and Hoosar suits.
They are beauties.
The Weekly Argus issued this morn
ing, contains County Treasurer Scbafer's
delinquent tax list for 1888. Copies may
be had at this office.
Dr. W. A. Paul wishes it stated that
he has no intention of moving up into
Edgewood park. He is building a cot
tage there to sell or rent
Tbe largest line of children's suits ever
known in the three cities is to be found
at Robt. Erause's, 115 and 117, West
Second street. Davenport.
The best overalls, working shirts,
jumpers and jean pants are made in the
factory of Robt. Erause, Davenport.
Every garment is guaranteed .
The largest line in Scotch and English
flannel, tennis and Jersey shirts from 45
cents upward at Robt. Erause's, 115 and
117 west Second street, Davenport
Even's Commandery Enights Temp
lar.bave accepted an invitation from Rev.
R. F. Sweet to take part in the services
at Trinity church at 3 o'clock on Easter
Sunday afternoon .
Clemann & Salzmann have the largest
assortment of furniture and carpets and
the lowest prices west of Chicago. Don't
forget the place, Harper's theatre build
ing. No. 1525 and 1527 Second avenue.
For tomorrow M. & E. will place on
sale 75 dozen Banner waists in dark blue
60 cent quality, at one half price, which
means 80 cents; but remember, they are
selling .the 25 cent quality in dark blue at
The ninth series of stock in the Black
Hawk Homestead association was opened
April 1, and is being liberally subscribed
for. Stock can be had at any time by
applying at the office of T. J. Medill, Jr.,
secretary, in Bengston's block.
The Improvement association has taken
hold of the matter of the inauguration
centennial and, it is' to be hoped, that all
citizens will lend their assistance to the
patriotic undertaking. The executive
committee is canvassing the city to learn
the popular sentiment with regard to the
The egotistical sophomore who made
the unfounded attack upon the Abqcs in
yesterday morning's Union, has sought
the cover of Boss Wells' broad-brimmed
hat for protection, and that political ma
nipulator, it is understood, is n ow shoul
dering the responsibilities of the com
munication to let the sophomore
Bleik Peters, defeated for alderman in
Davenport, filed documents contesting the
election of Eckhardt as alderman in the
Second ward with City Clerk McSteen
yesterday. Three reasons are given by
Mr. Peters for contesting the election,
namely: That 11 votes cast for him were
not counted by the judges; that the vote
of Frank Smallfleld, a non resident, was
counted; that the polls were not closed
at the hour provided by law. The case
will be submitted to the new council.
C. A. Stekl, - Manager.
OSK NIGHT ONLT,
SATURDAY, APRIL 13.
Grand production of Little's Famous Scenic
Drama, entitle 1
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Under the personal management of Geo. O.
Morris, ir.trodncinc America' favorite ac
tor, J. Z. LITTLE, in his original crea
tion of Harry Elliaton.
The Sinking Ship,
The Great Raft Scene.
The Lunatic Allium, Revolving Walla and mag
muceni moonncni ranorama.
We positively carry everv xcene nerenitftrv to
the production of this great play.
i-nces as su ana ,3 cents.
Turner Grand Opera House.
Saturday and Sunday, April
13, 14. Sunday Matinee.
A perfect production of Mr. L. R. Shewett's
SMlows ; Great City
Under the management of Chas. B. and
The Original Cast.
BBT"Onr own Special Car reanlred to trsnsnnrt
vast wealth of
Prices as Usual No Higher. lrt !. th.
Chicago West End,
Saturday and Sunday,
April 13 and 14.
Game called at S:) p. m. Saturday.
Sunday game called at S p. m.
Saturday Evening, April 13th
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
CUA5. BLKI KK.
The co-partnership heretofore existiu? under
tbe Ann name of D&nqnard Browner na this
" j .i"wi'cu uj mutual cunseiii, m r. i neo
uaiiiuaiu reuriuK- T. uto. d, Browner Wll
continne tbe business at the old stand, assume ai
liabilities and receipt for all moneys due tbe firm
GEO. B. BROWfiEH.
Rock Island, 111.. April 10, 1S89. 8t
Offer extra inducements to close buyers
in all departments this week.
in cream grounds, pretty designe,
But one dress pattern to each customer.
This price for a short time only.
in checks and plains, very good quality.
6 J cents
for this week only.
better quality than usually sold at
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At tbe very Lowest
Call and see.
Under Rock Island House.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Etery effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
A handsome assortment in Lace
Curtains, in Brussels and Nottingham,
just received, which will be offered at
very low prices. Examine our Laee cur
$1.25 a pair
$1.75 a pair.
You would call them chespat $2.25
and 3.00. The better ones are ss cheap
Ilave just placed on sale new arrivals In
Ladies' black Jersey sheet jackets at
Hocli Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
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1 1 i.JtJ "J. i; fj-: I-'
Maateaar.iJ:-.-r--T-'i if fh1'tftBais r"
IARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,'
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
U. B. ZIMMER
Opp. Harper House,
-13 RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PEICES AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOEGST & ADLER'S,
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
IN ROCK ISLAND IN-
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes - - 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents.
Childrens' H. C. School shoes, - - 85c and $1.00
Misses best School shoes, - - - - $155
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes, - - - $1.50
Ladies' Slippers, - - 50c, 65c, 75c and $1.00
Ladies' Grain Button shoes, .... $1.00
Ladies' Fine Dongola Button shoes, - - $1.75
Ladies' Fine Dongola Hand Turned shoes, - $2.75
Mens' solid Working shoes, .... $1.00
Mens' Congress, Buttons and Bals, $1.50 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
tarl will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm la tbe
three cities or refuod money. -
t GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
y, CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Avenue. ,
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth Avenue. 1712 Second Avenue.
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