Newspaper Page Text
THE BOOK IST,AHT THURSDAY. APRIL 25, 1880.
All The Spring Styles
LLOYD & STEWART'S.
Cull and examine. No tremble to show goods.
SHIRTS TO ORDER
We guarantee fits.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
o TOP AT I TAPFR
Drowns 3 cents.
P Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
0 :"Decorated Window Shades with spring fix
PJ tnros complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenne.
THE II. E. CHURCH CUT.
W are th Western agHnts for the stove manufactures
Taplih, Riok & Co., and carry the largest stock of
fovea west of Chicago. In buying of us you virtually
of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
Wail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before you buy anything .in the shape of a stove.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Tsland.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
The "CiUb" A1Uapia t Kxplaln
Why an 4 Maw It Cwe tVe Other's
Propcrts Wlthoat OrmiMlon.
It the Argus crowd would attend
church of tc ner than the; do, perhaps aN
ter a while they would learn to have more
respect for churches and morality than
they now ssem to. A few months ago,
by and thrcugh various publications.that
paper succeeded in making the Ladies'
Hospital gilld supper and ball, for the
benefit of that charitable Institution, a
failure, for some unknown reason spite
work perhaps. Now, as a last act. It
tries to rob the Methodist church of the
cut of its new building. The cut was
loaned that office some time ago to be
used in their illustrated book, and where
it has been since up to a few days ago.
when it was placed in the Lnion office
for safe keeping and to be used in the
church fair book . We are surprised at
the Argus resorting to such littleness for
so small an item. Union.
This is tome more of the Union'
reason and misrepresentation in its
efforts to ei plain its fraudulent use of
our property as belonging to others. The
cut of the First M. E. church, which the
Union inserted Sunday morning without
leave or lictnse from its owner, is, as
has heretofore been stated, the condi
tional property of the Argus. It was
made for this paper by Mr. D. S. Scbure
man, the architect, and it was to re
main in its charge, with the provision
that Mr. Schureman might, for the
service he performed, have the use of it
whenever ha might desire it. It was
enterprise on the part of the A nous that
resulted in tie cut being made, and by
the conditio ia of the transaction with
Mr. Bchurenan the Argus was to re
main posses or of it.
Mr. Schireman's understanding of
the agreement between himself and the
Arods was solicited last night, and he
sent the following reply:
Rock Isi .and, 111.. April 24. 18S9.
Mr. H. P. Slmp wn, City Editor of the abodm.
Uear Sir: In reply to yours of this
date, in regard to the cut of the M. B.
church, I d.'siretosay that the M. E
church does aot own the cut mentioned
I had it mad j at your request, for the
Argus and tie book you published, and
left the cut i 1 your charge, and expect to
find it there when I need it as per con
ditions of the transaction.
All that is necessary for any one to get
a like cut is to make application in like
manner as ynu did. Respectfully,
D. S. Schureman.
Now that looks very much as if the
cut was "loaned" to this office and after
ward placed in the Union office for "safe
keeping." let the facts of the case be
repeated briefly in order that the Argus
may show thit the Union is not be
grudged the use of the cut, but that its
manner of applying it to its own use
without autbority is objected to. About
the middle of last week the pastor of the
First M. . church called at the Argus
office and asked for the loan of the cut
that it might be used in - a church fair
book that was being published. The re
quest was promptly and cheerfully
granted, as that gentleman will testify.
the express t nderstanding being how
ever.tbat he was to be responsible for the
cut and to return it to the Argus when
ne was tnrou;;n wttn it. I bis be prom-
lsed to do ami the next thing seen of the
cut It come) out in the Union. The
Argus was m.turally surprised, and know-
log that the gentleman to whom the cut
had been loaned would not so violate a
trust, it criticized the Union' methods in
using property that did not belong to it.
This led up to the senseless, unreliable
paragraph appearing this morning.
The gentletaan in whose hands the cut
was placed stated this morning that he
had left the cut at the Union office for
use in the church fair book which is be
ing printed there, not supposing for a
moment that it would be otherwise used.
The Union, U eref ore, took advantage of
the situation and published the cut
Who, on the face of these facts, has done
The Argus, as it has said, has no ob
jection whatever to the Union using the
cut, especially as it was published in
these columns six weeks ago, it having
been made for that use; but it does not
admire the methods employed by the
Union ia uali g other's property without
authority. The M. E. church is welcome
to the use of tie cut, but w.e shall expect
its return to this office finally, and not
left for "safe keeping" in the Union office.'
The remarks of the sleepy-eyed institu
tion about the Argus making the hospi
tal ball a failure, carries its own ridicule.
The Argus, in fulfillment of iu mission,
published the aews preceding the charity
bafl and the I ensational sermon of Mr.
Marquis' agaicst dansing happened to be
a part of the news. The Argus pub
lished it and every paper of importance
in the west commented upon it. The
Union did not. If it is "spite work" to
publish the nt ws, all papers (except the
Union) are guilty of it, though the Argus
does not know what grudge it holds
against Bt. Luke's hospital, and the
guild would, 'were it called upon to say
so, claim the Argus a friend equally as
true and faithful as the Kansas-bred
l&iS JWm.. CD
W Uve the largest stock in the city, and are bound to sail, and pricss are
tPainti n R'Dg to make It go
""wd. Don-rr?nn!K uP4!T HmK8 done on short notioa. All work
un 1 1 au to note the placa.
Second Ave., and 15th street 8TJTCIJFFE BROS.
l ime Killers.
The wonde-ful sale of the puzzles,
"Pigs in Clover" and "Cows in the Corn,"
vexers of soul and rufflers of temper have
opened the way to the manufacture of
hundreds of similar destroyers of time.
Two imitation! have already appeared in
the eastern cities and will soon
find their vay westward. One is
called the "Five Little Pigs," which has
five stalls and :lve marbles, the trick be
in? to get eact pig in his proper pen
The other is called the "Chicken Coop,'
and has a great number of open gates
through which the marbles have to be
driven into the coop in the center.
I. O.O. F TOih Anniversary.
The membeis of all lodges of the I. O.
O. F. in tbia city, are requested to meet
at Odd Fellc wa ball, corner Second
avenue and Eighteenth street on Friday,
April 26, at 12 AO o'clock, for the pur
pose of attending the celebration of the
70th anniversary of Odd Fellowship to be
held in Moline under the auspices of the
Trt-Clty Anniversary association. Trans
portation provided for all.
Boils, pimplis. hives, ringworm, tetter
and all other manirestauona or impure
blood are curat I by Hood's Isarsaparilla.
The Dramatisation of Hacaatrds
Faaaoaa Navel Hwtehere by at
of lav pouter and Bars B termers.
Manager C. A. Steel, of Harper's
theatre, was shamefully imposed upon
last night by a gang ot barn stormers
claiming to be the famous Gillette com
pany, which has produced the dramati
ration or "one" throughout the country
with such signal success. The company
maae an engagement with Mr. Steel a
week ago under theguise of being Gil
lette's company, and by the use of Gil
lette's name. The company sent its ad
vance man here and the lithographs, bills
and other advertising paper was the same
as that used by the Gillette company
nr. steel had no reason therefore to
doubt the genuineness of the company as
the first telegraphic inquiry from Chicago
for an open date and all contracts were
signed "Gillette She Company." But
when the cempany put in an ap
pearance yesterday morning composed
of twelve people, including the man
agers, instead of thirty, and having
a few trunks and drops instead of two
car loads of scenery, Mr. Steel had his
eyes opened. He had a conference with
the manager during the day and could
get no satifaction out of him further than
the scenery and remainder of the compa
ny would arrive in the evening. Al
though Mr. Steel did not believe this
explanation, he could do nothing but
await developments. However, when the
time came for the theatre to open last
night, and there were no acquisitions to
the company or property, Mr. Steel de
manded an explanation, when the mana
ger acknowledged that his was not the
Gillette company , but it would give a sat
isfactory performance nevertheless. Mr.
Steel became righteously indignant and
he infoimed all who entered the theatre
of the facts, telling them that he had been
deceived and they might act according
their own pleasure about going in. A
large number accordingly changed their
plans and turned away. Others went in,
however, just to see bow much a humbug
would be perpetrated. They saw.
The play was butchered in a frightful
manner; the cast was cut and the pro
logue entirely omitted, one or two of
those who took part did fairly well, but
the majority stammered through their
lines. An Irish character was substituted
for the part of Job and the entire affair
was of the burlesque order and rather
poor at that. The scenic effects were a
dismal failure, a few ancient looking
drops constituting the only company
property. All attempts at spectacular or
other effects characteristic of the Gillette
presentation of the piece were attended
by rank failure.
The company was made up largely of
the people of the "iiy Geraldine" com
pany, which disbanded in this city a few
months ago. It played in Galesburg
night before last and the members weie
booted on the streets afterward. The
barn stormers went to Clinton from here.
They should be enjoined by Mr. Gillette
from playing the piece and prosecuted by
the scenic artists, Albert and Lay cock, for
printing their namea on the programmes
as haying painted the scenery. Mr.
Steel has telegraphed Mr. Gillette of the
facts and has wired all theatre managers
In the company's route to look out for
them as they are impostors.
The attraction at Harper's theatre to
night is a double bill, Benedict, the
magician, and Revell's Star Magnets, a
strong specialty company. Benedict's
work is no jugglery, mesmeric or spirit
ualistic humbug, but strictly scientific
magic. His stage settings and apparatus
are the finest and moat elegant to be had,
and his Illusion ot "Dreamland" is the
latest and moat beautiful triumph of
modern magic. As a manipulator of
cards and coins he is not surpassed by
the great Herrmann. The company sur
rounding him is headed by Edwin War
ren, well and favorably known here as a
comedian with Thayer, Primrose & West's
minstrels, Hallen . & Hart's and other
companies. The other people are all
good ia their lines, and the performance
as a whole, is far superior to many
higher classed attractions.
Tomorrow night the Swedish song
birds give their long promised concert.
appearing in the costumes of their native
land. It will be a fine entertainment in
The well known contractor and builder
Mr. B. F. DeGear, has an advertisement
in another part of the Argus to which be
desires to call the attention of the public.
Mr. DeGear is prepared to do all kinds of
artistic work for the decorating of the
interior of residences. His beautiful
cottage on the corner of Seventeenth
street and Seventh avenue is a model of
beauty and design, the interior of which
is furnished with many elegant and novel
conveniences, which were designed and
made by Mr. DeGear.
A. J. Smith & Son, the furniture
dealers of Davenport, have an announce
ment on another page which is interest
ing to the purchasing public. They have
an immense line of the latest styles in
furniture to which they invite the public
to call and examine.
D. J. Bennett, the well known citizen
of Carbon Cliff; died this morning of
Bright's disease of the kidneys. He was
sixty-eight years of age and leaves a wife
and four children William, Mrs. George
Skinner, Fred and Alfred. The funeral
will be held at Carbon Cliff tomorrow
morning. Mr. Bennett formerly lived in
Hock Island and was a member of the
police force in 1865.
John Soderslrom, formerly proprietor
of the Moline cooperative store, died at
Stillwater. Minn., yesterday, and bis re
mains will arrive tomorrow morning, the
funeral occurring at the residence of
James Renfro at 2 ojclock p. m.
- ebsr - .
When you want tine carpets and draper
ies, at prices that make others wish they
wen out of the business, that the Ad
am Home Furnishing House, 822 Brady
St, Davenport, is the place to get Umbo.
St. Louis Bock beer at L. Harms.
18 cents for a 25-cent tie M. & K.
Get your wedding presents at Loos-
$4.85 for a $7.50 spring overcoat at
the M. & K.
Cooked corn beef sliced at F. G.
. Mr. A. J. Boney, ot Buffalo Prairie,
was in the city today.
Some more of those 60-cent waists for
30 cents at the M. & K.
8 hem-stlched handkerchiefs for a
quarter at the M. & K.
Have you seen those fine egg dishes at
Loosley's for 25 cents.
f 5 for a man's suit at the M. & K.
same as others advertise at 98.
Another shipment of 8 and 18 cent
pants just unpacked at the M. & K.
4-ply linen collars 8 cents and cuffs
18 cents at the M. & K. no seconds.
Get your dinner sets, all prices and
best quality and just what you need at
Remember the best place to get fresh
fish is at Smelteer's fish market, 1511
Messrs. Benj. Whitsitt, A. D. Shea
man and John and D. A. Clark, all of
Preemption, dined at the Harper today.
The championship season of the Inter
state league opens in Davenport tomor
row, when the home nine and the Peorias
Go and bear the celebrated "T. K."
Quartette and. Prof. Bowlby's piano
pupils at the church choir concert next
Prof. John BieLl, the musician, has
moved his family back to Rock Island
from Kewanee and expects to remain
here in the future.
Trainmaster Stanton, of the CT, B. &
Q , came up from Beardstown this morn
ing, ne reports business lively on this
division of the Q.
The annual convention of the Rock
Island County Sabbath School associa
tion meets at the First Baptist church,
Moline, this afternoon.
Don't miss the great musical treat of
the season, the Central church choir, the
ladies' concert, at the Central Presby
terian church this evening.
Mr. T. J. Medill, Jr., who has been
confined to the bouse for the past few
days with a severe attack of rheumatism,
is able to be around again.
Edwin Warren, the favorite comedian,
will delight and amuse his friends at
Harper's theatre, this' evening. He
is with Revell's Star Magnets.
At Harper's theatre this evening,
Benedict will present "Dreamland," with
elegant costumes and stage effects. It ia
the most beautiful and mystifying illu
sion of the age.
Elvin H. Smith, district pussenger
agent of the Northern Pacific, "The Yel
lowstone Route," is in the city. He is
distributing some handsome folders and
other advertising material.
Today Sheriff Silvia purchased for
$475. sixty foot of property immed iately
west of J. H. Wilson's homestead, on
Moline avenue, of Wm. McConochie and
W. H. Edwards, conservators of the
estate of Charles Wright.
President R. R. Cable, of the Rock
Island route and wife, arrived in their
special car from a tour through Colorado
this morning, and spent a few hours with
the family of Mr. J. M. Buford. leaving
for Chicago at noon.
The funeral of the late Mrs. James
Johnston occurred from her home, 1518
Sixth avenue yesterday afternoon, Rev.
A. B. Meldrum officiating. There was
a large attendance, and many handsome
floral tokens of love and regard.
It would not make you happy if you
went into some other store and paid tlO
for a suit that the M. & E. are selling for
$7 90, would it? No. Well then, corns
pare prices and see If you can not buy
what other dealers claim as a $10 suit for
$7 90 at the M. & E..
There will be a novel and strong at
traction at Harper's theatre, this even'
ing. Benedict, the magician, sup
ported by a refined and clever specialty
company. There baa never been any
thing like Benedict's performance wit
nessed here, and no one should miss see
Bids will be received on each branch of
work separate for the warehouse of Deere
& Co. ; also for one ot the Wagon works
at my office. Wagon works bids will
close at 12 m. Wednesday, 1st, and Deere
& Co's. Saturday. 4th. D. S. Schureman,
architect, over First National bank, Rock
Mr. Ernest Wagner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Wagner, was made tbs recipi
ent of a happy surprise party at Turner
hall Tuesday night A large number of
Mr. Wagner's friends in the three cities
were present and the evening was passed
with games, dancing and other amuse
ments. The supper, a splendid collation,
was in charge of Fred Staassen, of Polzin
& Staassen, the bakers.
It was thought, last Sunday, that Mr.
Que would be absent on the 80th inst.,
and announced that he would not be
able to preach an inaugural sermon
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, as pre
viously announced. But other arrange
ments have been made, and there will be
an inaugural sermon at the First Metho
dist M. E. church Tuesday, the 80th, at
9 a. m. Singing and sermon .will be of
a national character.
Mrs. Sarah J. Huated, who married
Lyman B. Huated in this city In 1877, is
now seeking a divorce in the district
court at Davenport on the double ground
of infidelity and cruelty . The defendant
she alleges, has been guilty of adultery
with several women, and particularly
with a woman named Toeger. He has
struck, kicked and choked her and other
wise abused her at frequent intervals.
Since their marriage, ahe charges, he has
ripened into a habitual drunkard. Her
petltioD is lor a decree of divorce, the
custody of their two children, and a
division of the real and personal estate,
which is valued at $9,000. and Is situated
in Sheridan township, Scott county. -
njanajp-p-n- , , . ,
- The trouble at Colon Is reported by the
consul to have come to a full atop at
least for a period. ,
Presiding Elder M. A. Head, of the
Methodist - church," performed two. mar
riages yesterday. In the morning he
joined in wedlock D. 8. Metsgax and Mrs-
M. A. Snyder, of Port Byron, and in the
evening be pronounced PatU A. Keller
and Miss Hattie P. Welis.both of Moline,
man and wife.
Those who are required to give bonds
in positions of trust and who desire to
avoid asking friends to become their
sureties, or who may wish to relieve
friends from further obligations as bonds
man, should apply to the agent of the
American Surety Co., of New York.
. So. Lisberkhecht,
General Insurance Agent
Rock Island, 111.
Put This Sown.
For the next 10 days we shall put on
sale one lot No. 83 Domestic wringer at
i.ou worth fS.OO. The C. F. Adams
home furnishing house, 822 Brady street,
We have on sale one lot of No. 1 Liberty-eight-
day house clocks at $2.50
worth $4.00. The C. F. Adams House
Furnishing Home, 322 Brady St. Dav
enport There am nnarlv a Anr.nn dlattllortaa in
Peoria, 111. A good place for an artist
o siuay sun lire.
C. A. STRb, - - Manager.
ONE SIGHT OSLT,
THURSDAY, APRIL 25.
The Prince of Prestidlgatenrs,
The lateat Triumphs of Magic, in conjunc
REVELL'S STAR MAGNETS.
Edwin Warren, the Comedian,
Velma Phillips. Prince Celeste.
E. F. Nerraw, Ida Vincent,
The Latest Sensation
New Music Startling Effects,
New Novelties, Elegant Settings,
Every Act a Feature.
Everr Performer a Star.
C. A. Stsbl, - - Manager.
FRIDAY EVE., APRIL 26th
Extraordinary Engagement of the Reigning
An Octette of Beautiful Rirls with marvelous
voices, appearing In the picturesque coetumes of
their native provinces and country. Organ Iced
and arranged by PHOF. ADO. EOQBEN. Direc
tor Grand Boyal Opers, Stockholm.
Special engagement for thin tour of America's
greatest Mimic and refined humorist,
EDMON T. PHELAN,
In Character and Funny Stories.
Reserved seats Tuesday at 7 a. m. Prices 85.
B0 and 78 cents
Saturday and Sunday,
April 25, 26 and 27.
Game called at 8:00 p. m.
Saturday Evening, April 27th
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street can for Moline after dance.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Bock Island Boom.
SECURED BT FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per sent to investor.
Interest Collected without
Every ffbrt made to handle
only choice investments.
Can or write for detail.
Are showing the handsomest, best selected and newest assortment of DRESS
GOODS in all departments they have erer opeded in Rock Islatd. ThU
reek new attraction? will be added.
Tlnaa Clito 5 ew Broadhead Dress Goods 25 cent per pard.
XreaS UUUUOs New Lawns 8 cents per yard.
Lawn Tennis suitings, fine weaves, 85c per yard. These suitings are extra value.
Satines, new coloring, 12c and up. French wool plaids in stripes, beautiful, 85c
TmlvrniiloT'ioQ i Ouf Embroidery department is filled to overflowlaf
UlUUlUlUCllCa. with the handsomest to be had. We eclipse all for
mer efforts. Additions this week ia the new reel
hand hem-stitched and tucked FlounciDgs.
TTfWlAFV We are exclusive agents for the S & A. and Cleanfast Black
XXUSirJl j Hosiery. Money refunded if prespiration or washing crocks
them. Examine our child's black and gray mixed hose, heavy
seamless at 15c per pair. Sizes 7 to 8. Same in ladies, 18o.
T)v'f Tvi a q 5 We will have another benefit in our odor department. Still
x rjl lUllltX selling choice triple extracts at 20 cents an ot
Rock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
; mm a ,L , i ' f
A iajem.ii 11 'JY i'-jll LJ
ill It I pi
IARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & EBALZMANfJ.
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.
sj. B. ZIMMERe
0pp. Harper House,
-IS 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 PRICES AEE LOW.
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLER'S,
isnrrir tie iris!
$1.60 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Pricos
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladie sand Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
Wigwam Slippers at your own prices.
Ladies fine Hand Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three -stores .
37Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Seco&d Avanoe.
ELM STREET SHOE 8TORE, . PIONEER SHOE STORE, .
. 2939 Fifth Avenue. 1712 Sacond Avvsm.