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Made In Hardwood, elegantly eaired with treble
want, inarcoal sued and line lined, every
part removable for
All metal ahelvee. alr-tieht lock. Improved In
terior circulation of dry cold air and Brat clas
These are the om.T Refrigerators with Five
waua tor ui preservation 01 toe ice.
The; are the oklt Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent air-tight locks .
They are the oiclt Refrigerator having ; the
Leonard patent solid iron ihelvea.
They are the olt Refrlg Tatora having the
Leonard patent arched center false bottom.
They are the omlt Refrigerators having the
ieonara patent movable Hues for cleaning.
They are the omlt Refrigerators having the
Leouard improved Interior circulation of dry cold
They are the only Refrigerators having the
Leonard patent Interior construction.
They have stwd the teat for years and are the
owlt Refrigerators which excel all others at every
A slight examination will convince you of their
great superiority . We challenge the world to
produce their equal at any price.
FOR SALE BY
Ifil7 Second avenne,
Rook Island, Ills.
KINGSBURY & SON
-Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
Browns 3 cents.
Micas 4 cents.
Gilts 41 renin.
0 JST'Decorated Window Shades with spring fix-
tares complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenne.
WV are the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplin, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
buy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us Ve fore you buy anything in the shape of a stove.
WILL1RD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House. Rock Island.
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
HOW IT WAS DONE.
The Breaking of the Contract for
Architect I. . HcharrntB' Good
Woik.-Intereatlnc Recital of the
Farts la theCaae.
cll and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
Tb Arucb has on numerous occasions
spoken of the successful efforts of D. S
Sohuraman, the architect, of this city, in
having the contract between the govern
ment and the Malone Stone company for
rock lor the water power dam set aside,
became of the worthless character of the
stone used by .that company ; in fact Mr
S. know by experience, and the benefit of
which be gave Rock Island. The Argus
has endeavored several times within the
past three months to get Mr. S. to relate
how te succeeded in his undertaking, but
he has never found time. A reporter
caught him with a few moments to spare
!ast evening and went for him again.
"I em pretty busy this evening," said
Mr. S:hureman; "I wish you could put
this off for a day or two or indefinitely."
"Well, Mr. Schureman," said the re
porter, "there have been a number of
accour ts and all differ, and I would like
to get it from you direct; some even claim
that you are personally interested in some
stone c uarry.
'No. young man, I am sorry to state
that tha nearest that I ever came to hav
ing any interest in any quarry was when
Bailey Davenport offered to lease me his
prospective quarry at Black Hawk at
more per cubic yard than I could get for
the stone after I had paid for equipping
the quarry and getting out the stone.
Well, t-j cut a long story short, here is a
copy of the papers that I filed with Oen. I
Benet, chief of ordnance at Washington;
and I was led into it this way. At one of
my visits here in line of my business as
an architect, I visited the Business asso
ciation meeting, and there learned that
the contract for furnishing the stone for
the dani had been let to the Cleveland
Stone Co. for Berea stone. I thought
it was funny that we had not heard of
the matter in our part of the country. and
that it (hould be restricted to sandstone;
and that such a vast amount should be
demanded per month; so on my return
home to Cincinnati I made inquiries of
the Hoosier Stone Co. and the Oiway
Stone Co., who make headquarters in
that city, and they said it was news to
them. The Otway people said that a
stone broker of Chicago bad asked for an
option ot a quantity of stone that would
correspnnd with the description I gave;
and that they had made a bargain for $3
per cubic yard on the cars at the quarry:
I then went to the general freight agent
of the Ohio & Northwestern railroad and
asked him what the freight would be to
the arsenal island; he said 6 per yard;
and he further said that he had been in
communication with some parties from
Chicago about the same matter. I was
back at Moline again in a few days and
my opicion was asked about the quality
of stone that the government was using
for the dam, by a member of the Water
Power Co. I told him I understood that
it was It t to the Cleveland Co., and that
they we 'e going to use Berea stone. If
this was the case I thought it was an
error, (specially for this kind of work.
He further asked me if I had aBy objeo
tions of going over to the island with
other members of the company and see
what had been done in the matter; upon
our arrival, Major McGinnis kindly
showed us the tests and prices, also sam
ples of the stone. I then found that the
Cleveland company did not have the con
tract, but Malone, of Cleveland ; and. that
the samples they had given in for tests
did not represent their quarries, but were
much superior to what tbey could pro
duce; I told the major that I was familiar
ith all kinds of Ohio stone and the ca
pacity or their quarries, and when he
showed .he price it had been let at, I im
mediately told him that it was at least
$80,000 too much and that they must
have rung a pool in on him. After
some more talk on the subject and an
avowal tint I could prove the facts, waa
as I had stated, the major wrote to
General Benet to delav matters until it
was furtier investigated. Upon my re
turn to this side of the river, I wired the
subject matter of the letter to General
Benet ai d also had the Water Power
company wire to Representative Gest to
delay nutters. The Water Power com
pany also gave me a letter to Mr. Gest.
On my coming down to the hotel I found
that the Malone company had got wind
of the matter and was here. I then went
back to the island in hopes to meet them
there, bt t found I was too late; and the
major said that he had told them the only
place to settle it was at Washington, as
the papers in the case was all there.
made up my mind that it was a race to
Washing ton to see who would get there
first. Leing familiar with the routes,
took the Q. around by Monmouth and
Galesburg at 7 p. m., and they went on
the C, R. I. & P. at midnight. I had
much thu shortest route and five hours
the start and beat them into Washington
about eij;ht hours. In the meantime
had wind to the president of the two
quarries that had given me the former in
formation, also the freight agent to make
their afClavits to the facts tbey had given
me and meet me on No. 4 of the B. & O.
atCinciinati. I got the affidavits, and
the president of the Otway and the agent
of the O. & N. W. met me and went to
Washington. And you have a copy of
the papers filed. While Representative
Gest did not have much faith that we
could acoomulish anything, he said he
would go with us and get an audience,
I also got recommendations for a hearing
from Major Butterworth, Representatives
Pugsley and Thompson and others who
"We vent to the ordnance office in the
morning and found the Malone there.
soon coivinced the general in their pros
enoe tha . the matter was not straight and
he gave 'hem until 4 p. m. to answer
my charjps in writing and if they did not
give a satisfactory answer by that time
he woulfi rescind the contract forwarded
from her . Four p. m. came and the y bad
not mule a satisfactory answer or any
other kind, but had made up their mind
that the jig was up. In the mean time
friends of mine got floods of letters and
telegrams to call me off the track as they
had a "pull" enough on the island to get
through if no obstacles would be
put in the way, and that we
would ' not get left. Those let
ters are where they belong and will
materialize at the proper time, as it looks
as if the same parties have the same pul
yet, although it is of (50,000 less valua
tion than before. I told the general that
by the time the job was let this time I
thought it would be possible to put my
finger on the 'nigger in the wood pile.'
I am pretty sure that I have not only lo
cated the wood pile, but also the colored
individual; and am ready to put my finger
on him as easy as it was to 'bust' up the
"You are then keeping your eye on the
matter, Mr. Schureman?"
"Tes; there was such a rich find of pay
dirt in the first yield, that it gave me
quite an appetite for further investiga
tion, and the rest of the matter may be
Then you have no particular choice
as to which quarry gets it?"
"No; there are several bids lower than
the Cleveland that should receive atten
tion before them, and three of them have
a much better stone and equal production.
Taking everything into consideration, I
think that the bid of Harts for stone from
Louisiana, Missouri, is the b?st. I also
think the government is placed under ob
ligations to the Otway quarry people for
the assistance they rendered. Tes. the
peoificationa were changed several times
pending the second letting, but it came
up to the finish in such a shape as to give
the government a good show; and it re
mains to be seen whether it will be im
proved in a proper manner."
After I'pbraldln Her Koeit Island
Lover for Not Being; True to Her,
the Kotortoaa Character, Attempt
Bnlelde. bat Fall.
The scandals that have come from the
associations of a young married man in
this city with the notorious character,
Maud Terry, are known to almost every
body in Rock Island. Last night at her
rooms in Davenport, Maud attempted
suicide. The Democrat -Gazette recites
Maud Turner, better known as Maud
Terry, one of the disreputable characters
of the town, tried to commit suicide last
night about half past 10 o'clock. She
came to this city from Rock Island some
time ago and had roems over a saloon on
the corner of Rock Island and Second
streets . At the time stated she was in
her room, and a Rock Island young man
whom she had known for some time
called upon her. She at once began to
upbraid him for being untrue to her, and
after several angry words had passed
between them, the woman reached over
to the table near her, grasped a bottle of
laudanum and taking the cork out of it.
she exclaimed to the young fellow. "I
will show you how a woman can diet"
She then quickly leaned back in her rock
ing chair and poured the contents of the
bottle into her mouth . The Rock Isl
ander, horror stricken, rushed down stairs
and telephoned for a physician, who ar
rived about fifteen minutes later. He ap
plied the proper antidotes and in the
course or an hour or two the notorious
woman was brought around all right
The young Rock Islander, fearing that
the woman would die and that he would
he held accountable for her death, took
the 11 o clock train for the east.
GRAND SPRING OPENING.
Flowern Plants txreaaed
Mr. A. Loeb, of the Golden Eagle
clothing store, takes pleasure in an
nouncmg their grand spring opening for
next Saturday, May 11th. Their large
store, including the newly finished ex
tension, is chuck full of new spring goods
in every department. Saturday morning
will see the store handsomely decorated
throughout with the choicest of plarAs
and flowers, and the programme which
they haye prepared is suie to please
In one of their windows the G. E. has
erected a greased pole and offer a prize
of a 5 boys suit to the nrst boy who
can climb the pole. None to begin be
fore 8:30 a. m. and none after 12, noon.
Come and see this.
In the evening from 7 to 9:30. the eel
ebrated Chicago Italian orchestra will
render some of tbeir choice selections.
Bring the little ones and enjoy the
Every lady attending will be presented
with a buttonhole boquet made from the
choicest cut flowers.
The Golden Eagle proudly claim this
entertainment to be one of the grandest
and most unique ever attempted in this
city, (and one which their would be com
peiitora will surely try to imitate, as
Everybody is cordially invited to at
tend this opening. Extra help has been
provided, Special bargains for that day.
Remember this entertainment costs
you nothing. Do not miss it. Remem
ber the place Golden Eagle Ulotning
store, A. Loeb, proprietor, 1728 Secend
avenue. Tbe acknowledged leaders in
Ueaerted on Her Weddlnc Hay.
Mrs. Mary Ann Newcomb, through her
attorney, W. M. Cuamberlain, has filed
a petition in the district court of Daven
port, for divorce from Nicholas New
comb. They were married June 10,
1877, in tbe city of Rock Island. The
plaintiff alleges that she has carried out
her part of the contract faithfully, al
ways "demeaning herself as a datiful
and loving wife." One child has been
born to the unhappy couple. It appears
from the papers that on tbe very day of
tbe marriage the defendant absented him
self and baa failed to perform the duties
of a husband ever since. For the last
year tbe defendant has lived in Daren
port Judgment against the defendant is
asked for and the custody of tbe child,
also the restoration of the plaintiff's
Another case begun in tbe district
court of Davenport in which the partici
pants are Rock Islanders, is entitled Sadie
Treftx vs. Henry Treftz, the charge being
infidelity and inhuman treatment.
'Honest goods and honest prices is what
makes trade so brisk at the C. F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, 822 Brady
HELPING A GOOD CAUSE.
The Large Attendance at the Hay Fes
tival Contlnneo The Concert.
The large attendance upon the May
festival of the First M. E. church at the
Reck Island rink continues. The fea
ture of last evening was tbe grand con
cert given under direction of Prof. S. T.
Bowlby, and it proved a most enjoyable
This evening occurs tbe humorous
operatta "The Rebellion of the Daisies
and Sunflowers'1 by seventy-five children
Tomorrow 5s soldiers' day, Buford
post and other veterans attending in a
body. The price of admission will be no
higher than usual.
There are at the married ladies' booth
two small silk banners, on one of which
is painted the old First M. E. church and
on the other the proposed new church,
the work of the local artist, H. M. Pettit.
The ladies having charge of tbe festi
val tomorrow, soldiers' day, extend a cor
dial invitation to business men to take
dinner at tbe rink, when a hot meal will
be served for twentysflye cents.
Gallagher, right fielder of Springfieid,
white running after a fly ball Tuesday.
felt a sudden thrill. He stopped as if
frozen to the spot. He couldn't imagine
what was wrong. That evening he res
ceived a telegram announcing that his
father had been killed by falling off a
building at Syracuse, N. Y. A comparN
son of time showed that it was exactly
at the same minute that his father fell.
Get wall paper at Taylor's.
Straw hats now ready, M. & K.
Have pictures framed at Taylor's.
Fresh peas 10 cents a quart at May's.
'Squire F. Dean, of Milan, was in the
W. S. Scott and wife, of Chicago, are
at the Harper.
Curtains with best spring fixtures E5
cents at Taylor's.
The Rock Island Improvement associa-
lon meets tonight.
You can save money by buying under
wear at the M. & K.
Boys, you are wanted Saturday morn
ing at tbe Golden Eagle.
The Mon mouths play in Rock Island
Saturday and Sunday.
Everybody should watch for tbe Gol -
den Eagle announcement.
Miss Burns and Miss McCandless. of
Rural, were at the Harper today.
All the newest novelties in neckwear
just opened at the Golden Eagle.
$7.50 for an elegant baby buggy.
The C. F. Adams Home Furnishing
Boys and girls watch the papers for
the Golden Eagle announcement for Sat
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ramser left for
their new home at Cable yesterday afternoon.
Wanted 200 boys at the Golden Eagle
Saturday morning, from 8:30 to 12
The largest and cheapest line of straw
hats in the three cities can be found at
tbe Golden Eagle.
Bremmer & Sons', cooper shop at Dav
enport, was damaged $3,500 by fire last
evening, insurance $2,200.
Did you ever see a game of croquet in
show window? If not. look in the
Golden Eagle window when passing.
Do you contemplate buving yourself or
your boy a new suitr Ir so, call at the
Golden Eagle before purchasing.
Judge Adams married Dennis H. Col
lins and Miss Sarah Brioer, of Geneeeo,
in the county clerk's office this afternoon.
Our prices on silverware pleases every
one aoie 10 ouy it. The u. jr. Adams.
Home Furnishing House, 322 Brady
Henry Butler and B. Brahm. the new
chief and assistant chief of the fire de
partment, entered upon their duties yes'
Horace Nason, of Moline, who is vio
lently insane, was arrested in Davenport
last night in a partial state ot nudity
An inquisitation is being made as to his
The Davenports defeated the Spring-
neias yesterday by a score of 7 to 1, the
visitors being unable to solve Rhine's
delivery for more than two hits, and one
of those was a scratch. The same teams
play today and tomorrow.
Just the weather to don a flannel shirt,
and tbe Golden Eagle has tbe sole agency
for the celebrated "Royal shirts, a better
made, better fitting, and cheaper line than
any in tbe market. All tbe latest shades,
Prices from 91 to 4. Call and inspect
Two divorcees were granted in the cir
cuit court yesterday: Canelia J. More-
head was granted a separation from Jno.
Morehead on tbe ground of extreme cru
elty; ana l,uiu ts. mcuau was granted a
divorce from David H. McCall on the
ground of infidelity and desertion.
A foot race participated in by two
down town young ladies who were of
party of three couple returning from tbe
May festival, constituted a novel spectacle
on second avenue last night and was
hugely eD joyed. Sixteenth street was the
starting point and it is not known where
the end was.
If we can save you money we are cer
tainly entitled to your attention. We
mean what we say, when we claim to
have the best refrigerator, and can prove
it if you will call at our store. Prices as
low as others ask for inferior boxes; look
this up. Tbe C. F. Adams Home Fur
nishing House, 322 Brady street, Daven
It is reported that while in Rock Island
a few weeks ago, a representative of a
vitrified brick factory made a guarantee
of forty cents on one hundred cents re
turn profit for every dollar invested in
the industry here in Rock Island, should
the council adopt it for paving purposes.
This ought to be sufficient to make local
capital howl for brick.
The Moline Browns haye reorganized
by electing Johnny Baylies, manager; J
Gleason, captain; L. Speck, secretary
and J. Wynn, treasurer. An enort is be'
ing made to secure the use of Sylvan Isl
and, and arrange for games with Hon
mouth, Kewanee, Rock Island, Gales
burg and other towns, the series to be
continued throughout the summer.
Mr. Henry Tompkins, of Black Hawk,
died at 6:15 a. m. yesterday, aged 60
years, 3 months and 13 days. Inflamma
tion of the heart was the cause of his
death, after only three days' illness. Mr.
Tompkins was one ot the oldest settlers
in Rock Island county. He leaves a wife
to mourn his loss. Funeral from the
family residence, three miles west of
Milan,' at 9 m- tomorrow.
Attention, Old Moldfero.
All members of Buford pott, Q. A. IL,
and all soldiers of the late war, are re
quested to meet at the post room, 1609
Second avenue, at 1 o'clock p. m. Friday,
May 10, to attend the entertainment at
the rink. A general good time is anticW
pated. The post and friends will be es
corted by Buford post drum corps.
Thob. Campbell. Commander.
M. T. Stafford, Adjutant
600 pairs of ladies' kid shoes at 60c a
pair; 500 pairs of goat shoes at 50c; SOU
pairs of ladies' $1.25 quality of Oxford
ties at 75c; 500 pairs of ladies' serge
slippers at 25c: COO pairs of ladles and
men's carpet slippers at 18c at the M. A
500 pairs of infants' shoes, sizes 1 to 5
at 15c; a email lot of 50c infanta' shoes
at 29c, and many more bargains at the
M. & K.
Card of Thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Stuart, of Rey
nolds, wish to extend their heartfelt
thanks to tbeir many friends for their
kind assistance during the illness and at
the funeral of their beloved daughter.
Boils, pimples, hives, ringworm, tetter
and all other manifestations of impure
blood are cured by Hoods Sarsaparilla.
Cbas. a. Steel, - - Manager.
FRIDAY, MAY 10th.
Positively the only appearance this Sea
son, of Mr. Atjousttn Daly's great
est of all Comedies,
-A Night OH-
THE COMEDY SUCCESS
of two continents.
8KCCRK YOCR SEATS NOW.
PIC18 75. SO ATlA Kfmtft- 0ta on malm m
Cleiuann A S&lzmaDQ'a
Will be Bold.
Five hundred pairs of men's heavy
working shoes, f 1.50 quality at 88c; 600
pairs of men's wigwams at 60c, worth
double; what we have left of our $2 85
quality of K. of L. shoes go at fl.90
500 pairs of boys' lace, button and
buckle shoes, $1.25 quality, at 88c at the
the splendid New York cast direct
from Daly's Theatre.
Thursday and Friday,
May 8, 9 and 10.
Game called at 8:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May iiffl.
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 Rock laland Bonae.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream mad from pare Cream
and flavored with tbe popular
flavors. A trial of tola cream
will convice all that It can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, f urnlahed on
a bait notice.
71 AX CIA L.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for Bale at 6
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Low prices this week in our clove de
partment. To appreciate the prices of
fered examination will be necessary.
4 button, embroidered back. 50 eta.
You will "wonder" how we can afford to
sell this glove at 60 cents.
4-button, embroidered back, 75 cts.
Compare the "Entre Nous" with gloves
you have been paying $1.00 for.
5-hook, embroidered back. 83 cents.
Compare the '"Paris" with gloves sold at
5-hook, embroidered back, tl-20.
Match the "Charmaut' if you can else
where for 1 1 50.
Large assortment lisle and silk cloves
cheap to better grades.
No use talking, we are headquarters
for embroideries. We show the largest
and handsomest assortment of embroid
eries in the three cities. In fact we bave
too many and have marked at prices to
move rapidly. Examine the eleeant new
euects in real nemsuicned and tucked.
White goods in endless variety.
Plaids, checks, stripes, plains, etc., 4c a
yard up to fine grades.
Dress patterns, boxed, ecru bastite,
9 yards material, 40 in. wide, 4J narrow
embroidery, 4i wide etnnroiderv. f 1.95.
White, la yards material, 31 inches
wide, 4 yards each wide and narrow em
broidery, f 2 95. Don't all speak at once.
Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
ffiStiSu DrivtuiTcat lot.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
t- 1 L L
larger than ever:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular ptore of
CLEIYIANN & 3ALZMANN.
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.
Geo. W. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
"TTTAHTKD A. SOOD DINIWQ KOOM OIKL
Vi at A. TlmberUUM . WTO Futb artum.
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel,
1ST" First elm In nrance at lowest met.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
A No. 1 corner DroDertT on Third tvenne at a
A nice new twa itorv residence with larre lot
In good neighborhood, on TwentT-fonrth cheap
A nice brick residence, with al modern im
provements, large ground, on film ttiect, for
aale cheap on eaar term.
Two atorr dwelling, alx rooms, good we1!, cis
tern and cellar, large barn, H acre of land, within
a few steps ot Milan street cars, at a bargain.
A neat brick bonse with a large lot for $2,000,
convenient to upper depot and sawmill.
Large brick hocae, well located, on Fonrth
avenae. lot OOxISO, for sale cheap.
nouse, nam, wunover roar acres, on tbe bins
for sale cheap .
A small dweline. lot 50 feet front, a od loca
tion, for sal at (650 on easy terms.
Two house on lot, Wxl J4, well located, on
Moline avenue a money making investment.
A two story house of nine rooms and a one
story bjoaee of five rooms, on the same lot, be
tween Four h and Fifth av nue, on Twenty-first
(mOO will bur a house and lot on First avtnue
near tbe " depot.
tl.SOO will buy a gond fcouse of six room in
bne of the beet neighborhoods on Nineteenth st.
$1,000 will buy a neat bouse on Twentieth at.
Two bouses and lot 30x150. on r-'econd ave.
Some of tbe best lots in Dodge 'a addition on
A good lot on the bluff in Rodman's divis
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHIST & ADLEE'S,
IB H HLT TT IE H S5!
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
Trie Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Prices
in tbe 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 . .
I5F"Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
V ; CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arenae.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
. 2929 rifth ATenua. 1719 Second Ayenua.