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THE BOCK I8T;ASrD AHGU81 MONDAY. MAY 19, 1880.
noriiil feature for this week's buBiness
A' atMcCABE BROS, will.be
We bve secured an Immense lot of
1 (MtO dozo (13000 pairs) at a great
oTI"r Vn some of jtbem as low as 40c on
tb'eir value. We pl.ee
h m all on oale Monday a. m. as leaders
hTh vou will readily recognize as com
"Sr crjshen. Read and think.
V "5 (lopn ladies pure eilk lace mittf,
,,folorSHndl.lck 8.!a pair
40 dozen for misses and ladies at lie;
match them at 25c; (every color and
bla dozen our celebrated No. 21.010
mijoi s' and ladies' milts at 14c. usually
3"C Three at vies to el ct from at 18c.
worth double; two style, at 23c.
Four patterns 25c. One pttttern each
t 3nc :t5. 43c '''c wbich we
Jnnot du.licr.le when present lot is
. Several styles at 50r?, 63c and 68c
wbi( b 'e lHVe neVer een "quled.
Foiirmyles al75e which we candidly
believe not one of which can be matched
in vitlue in tbe three cities. A full line
of lonu' milts, short mitts, and medium
kcctlit1 away down prices.
1714. 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1732 Hbcond Avknck. Rock Island.
KINGSBURY & SON
Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on-
P5 ; Browns 3 cents.
p Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
O JTDecorated Win low Shades with spring fix-
tines complete ready to hang, 33 cents.
i 1705 Secend Avenue.
Dry Goods Store
Corner Second and Brady Sts.
We have decided to go out of the Dry Goods business and to close
o-.it our entire stoek of Dry Goods and Notions, not excepting any
thing in the store. This unexpected announcement is due to a change
in the business plans of tbe firm, and although it may oppear un
reasonable to do so after being bere so short a time, still we feel justi
fied in making the change. We shall commence our sale on Wednes
day morning. We remain closed all day tomorrow to arrange our
'tore and mark goods over. Everything will be marked down leaving
tbe old marks on the tickets to show what reduction is made. We
nt to close our stock out at once and if prices will do it the goods.
go. As is well known our stock is all new and it will not be like
flowing out an old stoek. This will give the people of Davenport and
vicinity a chance to buy goods as they have never done before and
I in' re ig no humbug about. We mean a great slaughter of new stock.
Kvcry piece of goods in the store will suffer and you will only have to
come in and see it to be convinced. In tomorrow's papers we shall
announce our prices and the line of goods which shall be given atten
is one array of beauty with its loads of new
Wall Paper, Curtains
Call and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices.
This week we shall offer even better
bargains in our Ribbon department than
last week. A BIS JOB of No. 13 Rib
bons, all styles, colors and qualities at
lie per yard.
Our last week's sale on No. 9 at 11c
was such an immense success that as we
now go one better and offer No. 12 at
tbe same price, we shall anticipate a
great rush. Remember Monday a m
early these goods go on sale, and first
come first choice.
Additions have been made to our
stock of No. 30 and 40 ribbons at 25c a
yard, which for this week will include a
lot of very wide fancy and stripe ribbons
at 35c, heretofore as high as 50c a yard.
Make a note ot this grert cut in price, an
early call will be profitable.
Department has never been so popular
as this season We shall place on sale
Monday a. ro. several new leading styles
of bats at prices that will carry strong
convictions as to our determination te
still further extend the business.
IP A PER
VINNEDGE & CO.
'AMIIRICA'S' AGED AUTHOR
Dr. 8. F. Smith Preaches at the
First Baptist Church.
A. Thoughtful OKwonrne. Yesterday
BlomlBc A Celebrated Man and
What Made Him n:
The Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, the
celebrated author of tbe national anthem,
"Araer ca," was present at tbe morning
service at the First Baptist church yester
day morning and preached an able and
thoughtful discourse from the scriptural
passage found in the 18th, 19th and 20th
verses of tbe last chapter of the gospel
according to St. Matbew: .
And Ji sun tame and upoke unto them Hying,
all power ia given unto me iu heaven and in
Uo ye therefore, and tench all nations, baptizing
them in i he name of the Father and of the Son
and or the Holy ahnst.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever
nave ommnmlra yon ; ana to 1 am witn you
always. Ten auto the end of the world.
From this wonderful passage of the
divine word, Mr. Smith said he desired
simply to take the word "therefore" as
the real substance of bis text, and to
show what depended upon it. In con
nection with the text, it was the founda
tion of the great missionary argument.
There are, indeed, many parts of the new
testament where the whole cause of
meaning is condensed in a single word.
In the meaning of the text our Lord
condenses the whole of the para
graph in that word therefore, saying
"because I am he, go and vindicate my
rights to all nations." His last act on
earth wiis to give this commission to bis
discipleu. We all have interest in the last
words o" the departed. It is in the same
sense in .treating to nate the last words
or Jesus Christ.
In these, his last words, our Lord
not only laid down tbe doctrine of his
divinity, but he gave five-fold proof of
bis impersonation of the divinity.
First: He declares all power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth. This
makes him omnipotent. He claims
the rower over mind, matter,
cause and consequence, and the entire
order aod succession of all events of
whatsoe ver kind.
Secon 1. Our Lord assumes the right to
control religious thought in all parts of
the worlJ whether among the civilized
or heathen. He assumes to interfere
with the right of men to retain their per
sonal opinions of religion.
Third. Our Lord in His farewell
speech assumes to teach a new ordinance
of baptism, not known to the Jewish
people. He assumes to institute this
new ordinance to be observed in all parts
of the earth until tbe end of time.
Fourth. Our Lord asserts his divinity
by asserting his own name as the Son,
intermediately with that of the Father
and tbe Holy Spirit, declaring his right
to stand with equal authority and dignity
with the first and third person.
Fifth. Our Lord said, "and lo! I am
with you always; even unto the ends of
the world." Thus he asserts his divine
omuiprceence as well as omnipotence.
This q iintuple proof of Christ's divin
ity was not, Mr. Smith said, the creed of
the Bapt st, the Methodist, tbe Presby
terian, tie Congregational or the Episco
pal churt h, but it was the creed of Jesus
Christ is king and the universe is his
kingdom. Ood and Christ have revealed
themselves in the character of king of
this wor d. They had a personal will
and aim in the management of their
kingdom on earth. Q )d intermixes him
self with all that is going on in this
kingdom. Christ interposes perpetually
with all tbat is transpiring in his king
dow. His band is in every accident,
every happening and all of the hairs on
every human bead are under the control
of that B;ing on high. God is the phil
osophy oJ all history, and is conspicuous
in all trai.sparencies.
In cont lusion Mr. Smith said a word
upon mit oonary work, with which bis
whole lift has been identified. There are
two views of this work, he said. The narrow-minded
view, is that we must save
tbe heathen and preach the gospel to
them. Tbe broader and more modern
view is that we must follow the last
command of Our Lord and go into all the
ends of li e world and vindicate his ins
finite right as Lord of lords and king of
kings. The salvation and conversion of
souls in any particular heathen land was
not so important as vindicating the soy-
ereinty of our Lord in all places under
The pu pit platform was nicely deco
rated with plants and flowers and there
was a iar(;e congregation present. The
singing by the choir was particularly
Mr. Smith, whom Mr. Leland fittingly
spoke of as the man who fifty-seven
years ago in bis young manhood wrote
what had become the national song of
patriotism and of christian ferver, is the
incarnation of his famous bymn. His
mind and body at eighty years are as
healthy an the sentiment in "My country
'tis of thee." The expression of bis face
is as strong and as inspiring of confl'
dence as ihe measure of bis song. Mr
Bmitn iooks like "America Botn are
typically American. The spirit of each
is gentle but lofty, winning but com
manding respect. It beams In the vener
able face and lights his eye.
He is of ordinary stature, a trifle
stooped, v im iour-score years, but aa
nimble on his feet as a man of sixty
He is full-bodied, but not stout. His
face is an oval, with a short fringe of
white beard under his chin and a crown
of nearly snow-white hair on bis head.
His skin is of that healthy, transparent
pink pectliar to age and infancy. His
mouth is large and lips full; nose strong
and slraig ht; eyebrows heavy, and eyes
bright and kindly in expression.
The bymn that has made him famous
was the idle inspiration of a youthful
rbymster. He had graduated from
Harvard university in 1829, in the class
with Oliver Wendell Holmes, and was
student nt the Andover Theological
seminary. He was only twenty-three years
old, but b s bad visited Europe, passing
most of b time in Germany. Though
not of German ancestry, he was familiar
with the German tongue, and to this cir
cumstance the nation owes its anthem.
"I remember," said Mr. Smith when
interviewed the other day, that the after
noon in which I wrote the little song was
drear and cloudy a February afternoon
in 1832. Mr. W. U. Woodbndge, a
Boston gentleman who took great inter
est in collecting song books and music,
bad returned from Germany with a num
ber of children's song books. Mr. Low
ell Mason, a publisher of children's
songs, bad secured the books, and be
cause of my familiarity with tbe lan
guage they were turned over to me.
had written a number of songs for Mr.
Mason before that time, and in that way
he came to know me.
"Turning over the books this afters
noon my eye caught a song with the
meter I adapted. The sentiment at
tracted me, and before night the poem
was written and laid away in my port
folio. Some time after I took it to Mr
Mason. I never thought any more about
it. Indeed, I was surprised to find that
it received any public attention. It was
first sung in public, as far as I know, at
tbe old Park Street church in Boston the
following fourth of July, and I was sur
prised when I saw it on the programme.
i um not can me song "America or
give it any name. That was Mr. Mason's
work. Tbe song did not become noted
until the time of the civil war, when it
grew into great favor."
"What do you think made it so popu
lar?" "I really do not know," laughed the
venerable man. "I wonder at it myself,
but I was talking with Dr. Oliver Wen
dell Holmes about tbat very thing not
long ago. He said he had studied the
song to find what it was tft&t caught the
public favor. He said be had concluded
that the first word was tbe secret of its
power. 'My' country was an appeal to
every person in the land, he thought.
Every one who sung it felt that it was his
country . If I had said ' our' country Dr.
Holmes thinks it would have divided the
sentiment; every person would have felt
that he had only a share in the country
as he sung 'Our country. I think Dr.
Holmes may be right. I have often
wished that I had known the future of
the poem, said Mr. Smith, thoughtfully.
I would have taken more care with it
made some corrections in it."
Mr. Smith is a minister of the Baptist
church, and preaching has been bis life
work. He has written a number of
hymns, but has never made a collection
of his works. "The Morning Light is
Breaking" is as famous as a religious
hymn as his "America" is as a national
hymn anthem. He and Mr. Mason col
lected and edited the first book of chil
dren's songs published in this country. It
was called the Juvenile Lyre. Tbe air of
"America" was taken from the German
song book, though English critics claim
it as an English melody. It is tbe same
as "God Save the King," the national air
of Great Britain. It is not tbe national
air of Germany, however, as many sup
pose. Tbe Danes also claim tbat the
music originated with them.
On tbe occasion of tbe national centen
nial on April 30, last, Mr. Smith added
the centennial stanza to his former hymn
Here it is:
' Our joyful hearts to-day
Their grateful tribute pay.
Happy and free.
After our hope and fears,
After our blood and tears,
Strong with our hundred yean
Oh, Lord to Thee.
He also wrote for the Chicago Daily
Nev a century hymn, which will be read
with interest by all who heard him yester
day as it is the latest poetic work of bis
Strengthened and trained by toil and tears.
Born or toe bold, tbe brave and free.
A nation, with its hundred years.
iu mnuie brings, u una, to rnea.
What blessings, from Thy sovereign hand.
v nat man, nas tne century orougnti
How has this free and glorious land
Been loved, defended, led and taught !
Our cautious feet, by night, by day.
Slowly tue upward patn bava trod.
Ood was our light, and God our stay.
In flood and are, in grief and blood.
So the brave oak, in calm and storm.
Spreads its strong roots and boughs abroad.
Grows grand in grace and stalwart fo m,
Honored of men, and loved of uod.
Theentury ends our hosts in peace
Hold tbe broad land rrom sea to sea.
Anu everr tongne, and every breeze
Swells the sweet anttiem or tne rree.
Still may the banner of Thy love
O'er all our land ro glory rest
Our heaven-appointed egi prove.
And make tne coining centuries uieeu
Mr. Smith, though for many years a
resident of Massachusetts, now lives at
Eggleston, near Chicago. He pays fre
quent visits to his son, S. F. Smith, who
is one of the wealthiest citizens and
member of the common council of the
city of Davenport.
Mitt sale at McCabe Bros.
Mitts at McCabe'a, 8 cents.
Ribbon sale at McCabe Bros.
Read Mclntire Bros', advertisement.
Large Quart dippers S cents at the
Fine glass tumblers 20 cents a set at
Mirrors all sizes and prices at the
Light weight Jeservs new arrivals, at
A full line of crockery and glassware
at the Fair.
3J cents Lawns 3 cents a yard at
No. 8 teakettles only 50 cents, the coat
price, at tbe Fair.
Oil paintings with frames complete at
the Fair for 97 cents.
"Earl" Gardner next Wednesday even
ing at Harper's theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weigand are happy
over tbe advent of a son.
No. 12 ribbons, all kinds, 11 cents
yard, at McCabe Bros, this week.
57 cento a good summer corset this
week at Mclntire Bros'. 57 cents.
Tinware going at a discount of 20 per
cent at the Fair on Tuesday only.
48 sheets of the best writing paper
cents at the Fair on Tuesday only.
10 cents a yard double fold cashmere,
10 cents a yard at Mclntire Bros.
Here they go again, giving their profits
on tinware for one day, Tuesday, at the
For Tuesday only the Fair will put on
ale No 8 copper bottom boilers for 75
Mr. and Mrs. Cbaa. Bleuer rejoice in
the advent of a masculine acquisition to
Better yet. This week McCabe Bros.'
offer a big job of No. 12 pure silk ribbons
at 11 cents a yard.
8c, 11c, 14c, 18c, 20c, 25c, any price
vou want to pav for a pair of pure silk
mitts, at McCabe Bros.
The pure silk lace mitts at 8, 11, and
14 cents a pair will make a great noise
this week at McCabe Bros.
Mr. J. B. DuFour. of Freeport, dis
trict agent of the JSma life insurance
company, is is the city on business.
Several leading new shapes of hats are
to be actually slaughtered this week in
McCabe Bros.' millinery department.
Tbe Fair will on Tuesday only open a
great tinware 'sale and give a discount of
20 per cent on all tinware bought that
Every household needs tinware and
now is the time when you can buy it at
20 per cent discount on Tuesday at the
A street car will leave Harper's theatre
at 7 o'clock tomorrow night for those
wishing to attend the M. E. concert at
The Rock Island Turner society are
requested to meet on Thursday even
ing in special session. By order of the
Mr. Frank Clough returned yesterday
morning from a business trip to Chicago
in the interest of Clough & Culton, un
dertakers. E. P. Lynch, of the Eagle Manufac
turing company, Davenport, who boards
at the Harper, has gone to Texas on a
Embrace tbe opportunity and buy tin
ware at a discount of 20 per cent at tbe
Fair. Remember, the discount only
holds good for one day Tuesday.
Mr. John V. Query, business manager
for Rhea, whe appears at Harper's theatre
next Satui day night, gave the Argus
office a pleasant call this morning.
Six per cent loans by tbe Rock Island
Building, Loan and Savings association,
Tuesday evening. May 21. Premium
from 18 to 20 per cent. E. H. Guyer,
Island City Lodge No. 4., A. O. U.
W., has received from the grand recorder
of the order a check for $2,000. the in
surance on the life of the late J. T. Mil
ler, which was presented to Mrs. Miller
10 cents per yard Lawn tennis flan
nels in stripes and checks. 10 cents a
yard at Mclntire Bros. The lowest
price ever made on as good quality of
fabric 10 cents a yard.
Stick to your flannels, Tom,
Till the end of May;
Don't take them off, my boy,
And catch pneumonia.
Slick to your flannels, Tom,
To them be true ;
Stick to your flannels, Tom,
Until they slick to you.
The Verne Swain yeBterday brought
down an excursion under the auspices of
the Athletic club of Clinton, and the day
was spent sight seeing about tbe city, tbe
real objective point being Black Hawk's
Collins Bros., the contractors and
builders, bave moved their shop into the
rink building, on Sixteenth street and
Fifth avenue, where they will be ready
to receive orders for all kinds of carpen
The council will act wisely in not act
ing too hastily in the abattoir case to
night. It should order a copy of the
supreme court ruling and permit tbe city
attorney to digest it and report before
The decision of the state Supreme
court causes Judge Glenn to smile more
genially than ever. The ruling, while
complimentary to Judge Glenn, shows
how a thing, while being legally
right may be morally wrong.
At 3:30 yesterday morning fire broke
out among some box cars standing on the
storage track of the C, B. & Q road and
before the fltmes were subdued tbe tops
of two and the end of another were des
troyrd. Loss, about $55.
Tbat was a sudden storm accompanied
by sharp licrhtning and the full force of
heaven's artillery that came up at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon, but no ser
ious damage was done, though the hail
fell thick and fast for a time.
"There weren't no fence around tbe
place, so I thought I bad as good a right
there as anybody," observed a member
of the trespassing section of the com
munity. Some may smile, but there is
an argument in the presence of a tangible
fence, which has a practical moral effect.
The absence of a fence had, evidently,
solved the conscience of the speaker
above quoted, in some act of trespass.
Mr. John Ohlweiler and party left for
the east Saturday night for the purpose
of taking passage on the new steamer,
Victoria-Augusta, for Europe next Thurs
day. The Turner society, to which Mr.
Ohlweiler belongs, gave the tourists a
banquet at Turner ball previous to start
ing, and tben accompanied tbem to tbe
depot, singing farewell songs on the plat
form as tbe train pulled out.
At the meeting of the subscribers of
the South Rock Island Sunday school at
the Center school building yesterday
afternoon, it was decided to build a
$1,200 chapel on the Case lot on the
cemetery road. Af tetward a motion pre
vailed to inquire ir a lot for the chapel
could be secured from A. Dunlap. In
the meantime Capt. Geo. Lamont will
canvass the city with a view of raising
the funds required for building the
The well known grocery corner of
Eighth street and Third avenue, for the
last year conducted by Mr. J. A. Oenung,
has been purchased by Mr. Robert Ben
nett, and the business will be conducted
at tbe old location. Mr. Bennett bopes
to merit a continuance of the trade en
joyed by his predecessor by handling
first class goods at lowest prices. Robert
Bennett, Jr., his son,' will assist in con
ducting tbe business. He ia an active
and accommodating young man and
thoroughly understands the business,
having been for the last three years clerk'
mg ior Air. u. v. i ruesaaie. May suc
cess attend the new firm.
Boils, pimples, hives, ringworm, tetter
and all other manifestations of impure
blood are cured by Hood s Baraaparilla.
Fourteen dry lota on four years time,
with six percent per annum, to any one
wishing to build this summer.
C. A. Stbbi - - Manager..
ONE NIGHT ONT.T.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22d.
The Great German Comedian and Sweet Sing
er, in his new Romantic play,
under tbe management ef
SIDNEY R. ELLIS.
Mr. Gardner will sing tbe following new
"Shut Tour Eyes Tightly and Open Tonr Month,'
"German Swell." "Pretty Bobolink.
And the greatest of all successes,
Prices 15c, 50c and 25c. Now on sale.
Cms. A. Steel, - - Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 25th.
The Fashionable Event of the Season.
First and only appearance this season of
tbe Universal Favorite,
-Much Ado About Nothing-
Supported bv the DODular inerlran rtr u .-
WM. HARRIS, and her own powerful company.
Brilliant Acting 1
Prices 35. 50. 75c an 1 Sl.ou: ft-nirvffil
50. 75c and 1 1 00; Box 5. 00. Sale oDcns Wed
nesday morning. May 23, at usual place.
Tuesday, May 21.
Game called at 3:30 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 25th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Oood order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
Room and Picttjbe
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
Under Rock Island House.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pare Cream
and flavored with the popular
. flaTors. A trial of this cream
will convice all that it can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished on
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to investor.
Interest CoUected -without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details.
We may have a few more cool days but all signs indicate
.warmer weather. At any rate it pays to be
ready for sultry days.
propose to help keep you cool.
A Good Summer Corset,
A new assortment of light weight Jer
sevs will be offered Monday morn
ing at popular prices and
extra values at
$1.35 to $1 95.
Ginghams, Satins, Seersuckers' Embroideries, White Goods.
Rock Island, Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
l it . ;
Hi iy li
j Maim j u.
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEIY1ANN & SALZMANU.
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,
229 Seventeenth St., under Commercial
fVFirst class Insurance at lowest rates.
Tbe following are am one
One of the best mnner making rmtnrnt ni
boarding booses in the citv near f! u i p d-.
pot, well located for any kind of cosiness.
An eleeant DronertT on Twentv-third street-
brick hou-e with all modern improvements ; corner
ui , uaiu rooms, sewer, not ana cola water ; cheap.
A new honae .iirhf mnma kani iroam .1. . 1 . .
fttxl50; within five blocks of pos'otnee'; a great
A nice hoose. well located In a rnnd rn.ifi.Knr.
hood on Twentieth street; cheap.
$2,50 PER GALLON,
KOHN & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
BOOTS and SHOES
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 line Hand Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
lSFCall and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Arsnue.
ELM 8TREET 8HOE STORE, . PIONEER 8H0E STORE,
2829 Fifth Arenue. . 1712 Second Avenue.
Lawn Tennis Suitings,
10 cents per yard.
Smooth finished and very sightly
goods in checks and stripes.
3 cents per yard.
More of our double foid Cashmeres
10 cents per yard.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
the many bargains offered:
A nice two-storr residence; Una corner lot 60s
150. One of tbe best neighborhoods on Foorth
A good corner property for In vestment; 80x150
feet, onThiid avenue ; cheap.
and city taxes; cheap, on easy terms.
One of the best 80-acre farms, with first class
Improvements in Bowling townsh p; cheap.
160 acres ; fine land, near Dodge city, Kansas, at
$5 SO per acre.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
The Lowest Prices