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THE BOCK ISTxAJfD ARGU& THUKSDAY. MAY 30, 1B89.
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TH 3 SLEEPING SOLDIER.
His M emory Affectionately and Ap
lavpoalBK Memorial ;Day xvleeal
Bek Ilu4 t the National
Oaetry--Floral Ttlbatea f the
Natl a'a Fallea Heroetu
As fir as the atmosphere is concerned.
today ia more of a reminder of the fall
festival when the nation returns thanks
for its prosperity, rather than the spring
holiday when it bows in sorrow at the
tomb f its departed heroes.
.. Wh n the procession formed on Union
Square this morning under direction of
Chief Marshal W. J. Rnson and bis
aides, C. W. Hawes, M. T. Stafford and J.
W. WjJch, a cold raw wind was blowing,
which even beneath the glow of a bright
Hav s in made it uncoifUortable to be
upon the streets without winter wraps
Tbecttting wind had much to dd, too,
with preventing the turn out of the dif
ferent societies that there would have
other ise been. As it was, it was 9:80
got un ier headway and Droceeded down
Second avenue in the following order:
PLATOON OF FOLIC! .
Cbief Marshal and Aids
Sons of Veterans.
A. O. U. W. under Command of Ludolph
C. H. C'burch Drum Corps.
Mayor and City Council.
Invited Guests and Speakers.
Buford Post, O A K.
AT TDK MONUMENT.
Arming at the Rick Island county
soldier' monument, the societies and cit
izens grouped themselves about the marble
shaft,tie post going within the fenced en
closure and the officer of the day and
singing societies taking seats on a plat
form e-ected just outside.
The monument was never more pret
tily decorated with flowers and wreaths,
while st the side stood a wooden monu
ment ten feet high, handsomely trimmed
with fl )wers, etc., and bearing the em
blems of the order. This was the design
and wrrkmanship of J. B. Johnson, John
Wiluatis and Steve Hull, and was a
tribute to the unknown dead from the
A. O. U. W. societies of the city. It.with
a floral anchor from the Degree of Honor
Auxiliary of the A. O U. W., was pre
sen ted to the post.
Gen. W. A. Schmidt, president of the
day, presided and announced that the
first tiing would be reading of the
orders of the day. This was done by
Adit. M. T. Stafford. Prayer was
offered by Rev. H. C. Leland, and Eck
hardi's Great Western band played
"Nearer My God to Thee." The school
childrei of building No. 1 sane: "The
Star Sr. angled Banner" under the leader
ship of Principal C. L. Perry, and
DR. PATRICK GRKOO
was irtroduced by President Schmidt.
The do; tor made one of his character
istic nbort and patriotic speeches,
peakii g with much affection of those
whose nacrifices were this day recognized.
whose memories will last as long as the
nation exists. Though flowers fade and
marble monuments crumble and fall;
the lessons of true patriotism they
taught should ever be cherished, and we,
as the nation progresses, should con
tinue to foster our love for the glorious
flag wlorn brave men died to save and to
be ready at all times to defend it with
our lives, and if any man dare assail or
insult it to shoot him on the spot.
Miss Clara Johnson recited "Colum
bia's Soldier Dead" in a manner that pro
voked much admiration, Eckhart's band
render d a selection, Fred Pollard de
claimed excellently "The Private That
Carries the Gun," Bowlby's chorus sang
The Brave Battery Boys," and Rod
Sturgeon recited "The Blue and the
Gray" very creditably . Principal Perry's
school chorus sang "The White and
PRINCIPAL W. H. HATCH,
of the Rock Island high school
was introduced and made one of
his fl:tin addresses, speaking of
the occasion of the day ana its
significance to the the nation and to us
all, of the grand achievements of the
men, 10,000 of whose silent forms are
scattered through this land today, whose
heart blood was poured out that the
union might be preserved. He alluded
touchingly to the sorrow we should man
ifest fcr the heroic dead, the tributes we
should pay those who died in such a cause
and tho honor we should show the living
veterans of such a strife.
Then came the Grand Army
conduc ted by Commander Thomas Camp
bell of Buford Post, who read from
the sta ved service of the order the approp
riate w lection :
Todny is the festival of our dead. We
unite 1 3 honor the memory of our brave
and our beloved, to enrich and ennoble
our lives by recalling a public heroism
and a private worth that are immortal
to encourage by our solemn service
more realous and stalwart patriotism.
Festiv il of the dead! Yes, though many
eyes tire clouded with tears, though
many hearts are beavy with regret,
tnougl many lives are still desolate be'
cause of the father or brother, the has
band cr lover, who did not come back
though every grave, which a tender
reverence or love adorns with flowers, is
the shi ine for sorrow, whose influence is
still potent, though its first keen
poignsncyhas been dulled despite of
all, today is a festival, a festival of onr
dead; no less a festival because it is lull
And now, as in this silent camping
ground of our dead.with soldierly tender
ness and love, we garland these passion
less mounds, let as recall those who
made their breasts a barricade between
our co in try and Its foes. Let us recall
their toils, their sufferings, their heroism,
their ipreme fidelity in camp, in prison
pen, on the battle field and in the hospital,
that tbe flag under which they fought
and from the shadow of whose folds they
were promoted may never be dishonored
that U e country for whose union and
supremacy they surrendered life, may
have tie fervent and enthusiastic devo
tion of every citizen: that, as we stand
by eve rv grave as before an altar.
may p edge our manhood thai; so help us
God, the memory of our dead shall en-
courage and strengthen In us all a more
There was prayer by the chaplain, J.
. Cleland; a dirge by the post drum
corps, and Officer of the Day W. A.
Norris, strewed flowers upon the base of
the monument, saying:
In your name, my comrades. I deposit
these memorial flowers upon this monu
ment, which represents' the graves of all
who died in the sacred cause of our coun
try. Our floral tribute shall wither, yet
the tender fraternal love for what it stands
endure until the touch of death shall
chill tbe warm pulse beat of our hearts.
Then the Rodman Rifles fired three
volleys, the Bowlby male chorus led in
the singing of "America," in which the
assembly joined, the accompaniment be
ing by Prof. Bowlby on tbe organ and
the brass band. The benediction by
Rev. Leland closed the exercises.
AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY.
This afternoon the post and other mil
itary societies and the A. O. U. W , have
gone to the national cemetery on tbe
island, wherb the Grand Army posla of
the three cities join in the ceremonies,
Buford post having charge. Gen. W.
A. Schmidt acted as president of the
day, and the oration was delivered
by Rev. Wm. McPheeters, of this city
The address proved a very able effort,
and was well received, Mr. McPheeters
speaking of tbe meaning of memorial
day, to the velerans.ofjthe presentation of
the names and deeds f these men, the
reason they involved themtelves in the
struggle which cost them their lives-
being tbe preservation of the union
Then came the question is that for which
they involved themselves, commensurate
with what they accomplished self
government, and a broad view
of equality, which is righteousness to
an. wnainave tneae men received in
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consideration of these services? Tbe
country has shown them honor, mani
fested in monuments and flowers, and
recognition in history; but what of those
who are left behind? Soldiers' widows
can t live on monuments and history
What should the nation do for the sur
viving comrades? Give them preferment
in the selection of all federal and state
positions with reference to the capabilt
ties and without regard to politics. But
as a rule what do these comrades receive?
Large promises and little compensation,
but the question may be asked, the speaker
said: How shall this compensation be ar
rived at? Then be offered tbe suggestion
in answer to such question that
service pension bill be passed so provid
ing that the soldiers' influence be taken
out of politics. Tbe speaker alluded to
the invidious distinction between the
soldier and the soldier's wife, and
said that while homes were provided for
tbe disabled and destitute soldier, what
becomes of tbe wife. Tbe soldier should
have no right to any provision or emolu
ment that bis wife is not a party to, be
cause she shared with him all his woes
and sufferings, encouraged him in his
heroism, worked for him at home, prayed
for him and suffered with bim.
Mr. McPheeters contrasted the nation's
past, its condition before the war and
now in illustration of what had been ac
complished by the soldier and what he
had done for the cation.
There was an immense crowd present.
a great many attending from the three
cities and surrounding country.
Payne came down from Zuma with his
fur cap and great overcoat and marched
with his old comrades.
Superintendent Schnitger sent several
open cars over from the Davenport line
to convey the people to Moline, en route
to tbe island.
In Davenport exercises were held at
the Scott county soldiers' monument this
morning, and at Moline services were
held at Riverside cemetery.
About the base of the soldiers' monu
ment were framed lithographs of Generals
Grant, Sheridan and Logan, and one of
loveliest floral designs was the badge of
the G- A. R.
A telegram came from Capt. J. M.
Beardsley this morning from Lexington,
Kan. It read: "At soldiers' monument,
greeting: We are with you in heart.
Fred and Mary Cramer."
Rock Island did not get much of a
benefit from tbe Great Western band.
They did not even play when passing
through the main portion of Second aves
nue. They didn't seem to want to do
more than they bad to.
Charley Stoddard, the drum major of
Bleuer's band and of j tbe Sixth regiment
I. N. G., says this is the first time since
decoration day was established that be
has not participated in the Rock Island
exercises in some manner.
This is a day of religious as well as
national and patriotic importance. It is
Ascension day, sometimes called Holy
Thursday, which is a festival of prime
importance in the Episcopal and also in
the Roman Catholic church. Though
often called Holy Thursday it is not to
be confounded with the Thursday of
holy week, which in the Catholic church
is more especially so denominated. It is
held on tbe 40th day after Easter and
commemorates the ascension of Christ
into heaven, after completing his earthly
mission. It is one of the six days oc
curring in the jear for which tbe church
of England appoints special psalms and
recommends as a fitting day for the re
ceiving of the communion. Ascension
day has been observed from a very early
period of the Christian era. It was
celebrated in '68 A. D., and
may have' been before. St. Augustine
believes it to have been instituted either
by the apostles of Christ themselves or
by the primitive bishops immediately
The St Paul passed up.
The Sidney, CaptBoland, will be up
tomorrow. " .
The Pittsburg, Capt. Eilleen, will be
down tonight or in the morning.
The Josephine, of the Interstate Ex
cursion company, took a good sized ex
c union out for Burlington last night,
considering the cool weather.
IGNORANCE AND PREJUDICE.
Hnsu-EjreS Ar.teaB.pta t Belittle the
KfTorta f Praaaate Eflleley la the
Fire Depart aaeait Service.
The Union, in its'write up of the an
nual review of the volunteer Are depart
ment, takes occasion this morning to at
tempt to belittle the efforts of all pros
gressive citizens to provide the city with
a paid and disciplined department. Such
policy might naturally be expected
from a backwoods, slow going Kansas
eyed concern like the Union, but the pub
lic, accustomed as it is to the display of
ignorance and lack of enterprise con
stantly made manifest in its columns,
was not prepared to witness such a flag
rant and wholly inexcusable violation of
tbe ideas of common sense and modern
advancement as that shown this morn
ing. Here is what it says:
In discipline and efficiency, if not alto
gether in equipment, the Rock Island
volunteer fire department compares fa
vorably with the paid department of any
city twice tbe size of our own, while in
effective numbers our department is larger
than our tax-payers could afford to mam
tain where the misguided counsels of the
advocates of a paid fire department to
obtain. Our nation prides itself on its
citizen soldiery and the glorious victories
achieved by its armies of volunteers; and
in like manner our city feels an enthus
iastic pride in the bravery of our volun
teer firemen, the hardships and perils they
willingly invite, and their brilliant record
in many a well fought contest with lire.
that would be altogether lacking were
this noble service placed in the hands of
The Union attempts indirectly to at
tribute these ridiculous assertions to City
Attorney Haas as having been made at
the lunch after the parade, wheteas Mr.
Haas made no such remaiks. He has
too much common sense to give himself
away in any such manner. Mr. Haas
did pay the volunteer department a very
fine and very deserving compliment, but
he has seen enough of the workings of
a disciplined service to make compari
sons between it and volunteer firemen as
to actual efficiency.
The Rock Island volunteer department
is as serviceable, as reliaDle. as efficient
and as well disciplined as any volunteer
fire department in this country, but no
one conceding and acknowledging all
this, would think of comparing it with
paid department but an ignoramus or
a man frightfully misinformed. Take
this one passage from the Union and
note the ignorance it shows: "Tbe Rock
Island volunteer department compares
favorably with the paid department of
any city twice the size of our own, while
in effective numbers our department is
larger than our tax payers could afford to
maintain," etc. The first part
or this brilliant assertion carries
its own ridicule, whereas the
latter part displays an entire lack of
knowledge of what constitutes a paid
department, the chief beauiy of which is
that it cuts down its working forces to a
few well disciplined men and dispenses
with the uncontrollable masses who are of
more hindrance than use at a fire. The
theory In support of a paid department
is, that a dozen paid and disciplined men.
accomplish more effective work than two
handred volunteers at a fire. The city
would not be obliged to have more than
thirteen men, at the very outside, in
paid department, and it would be
benefit rather than a disadvantage to
have the number reduced to an extent
that it could be placed under proper
drill and disciplined.
Furthermore, the idea of a paid de
partment is gaining ground steadily
The majority of our people want it. the
council wants it and the firemen them
selves want it. In fact, all want it, ex
cept those whose crop of knowledge is
gleaned from cultivating Kansas garlic.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Quayle welcomed
a new son this morning.
Mr. John Barton and son, of Coal Val
ley, were in the city today.
Fine bananas, apricots, pine apples and
all kinds of fruit at Boro's.
Window shades, curtain poles and fix
tures at the C. F. Adams Homes Furn
ishing House, 332 Brady street, Daven
State's Attorney O'Mara is in Daven
port, taking treatment at Mercy hos
pital, where it is to be hoped that he will
be benefitted and restored to health.
Have you seen the beautiful oxodized
silver piano lamp at Loosley's? It will
be there until Saturday. If you wish to
see something fine in a lamp, go and see
Bridget Gallagher, a maiden lady of
Davenport, eigbty-two years of age and a
resident of that city for thirtytfive years,
died this morning as a result of inhala
tion of stove gas.
Ex-Supervisor W. H. Whitman, who
has been very ill for many weeks, is sink
ing gradually, and bis death is now but a
matter of a very short time. The trouble
is complication of heart aid kidney af
fections. Judge Pleasants' residence on Second
ayenue is about to be vacated for the
summer to admit of a complete renova
tion and transformation. John Yolk A
Co. have tbe contract to perform the
work. Mrs. Adair Pleasants and child
will spend the summer at Sterling, while
the gentlemen of the household will
board during the interim. Their resi
dence will not he ready for occupancy
again until September 1.
A Ctreat Hhaw.
Owing to the success that Rocky
Mountain Tom, the lone trapper, has met
with, he has decided to stay at his
present location, No. 1619 Second avenue,
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
street, until June 1, with his wild west
menagerie of live wild birds and animals.
Admission 10 cents.
A Bis Cat
in the price of lamp goods. We want
room to put other goods, and will make
room if prices will do it. The Adams
Home Furnishing House, 822 Brady
Fourteen dry lots on four years time,
with six per cent per annum, to any one
wishing to buud this summer.
TO BE CUT HERE.
The tcae for the Hew Water rawer
Dam Will be Ureases Back
The gratifying intelligence came from
Washington to the Argus, by telegraph,
this morning that Congressman Gest and
S. Schureman, of this city, had suc
ceeded in having a provision established
with the war department that whatever
stone is used in the rebuilding of the
dam at the arsenel be cut on Rock Island.
This is a matter of great importance to
the stone cutters of the three cities, for
work for them is now assured, no mat
ter what the outcome of the letting of
the contract for furnishing the stone.
Port Btron, May 29.
Will Fleming is holding down the drug
Port Byron now gets Chicago papers
at 11 a. m., instead of 4 p. m.
Pearsall Brothers shipped a car load
each of hogs and cattle yesterday.
There was a number of fine horses de
livered here today to Lorton Bros., of
Irvin Morgan, of Geneseo, was here
Saturday to see his uncle, Dr. J. W.
Dr. Hoffman and wife, of Pittsburg,
have been visiting the past week with
their uncle, D. S. Metzgar.
Quite a number intend going to Erie
tomorrow, to witness the game ef ball
between the Zuma'a and Eries.
M. B. Denlinger, who left here this
spring for Seattle, is now on the
road for a notion house in Sioux Citv,
Jack Gillespie returned yesterday, af
ter a week's visit with his sons John,
of Chicago, and Henry, of Plainfield,
Thomas Temple, one of Port Bvron's
old shoemakers, has returned and opened
up shop again, after an absence of sev
eral years. Tbos. says it begins to look
like home to him again.
Tbe Stars, the kid base ball nine of
Rapids City, were all broke up on ac
count of the way the Port Byron Whites
defeated them and, consequently, chal
lenged them for another game last Satur
day. They are probably satisfied by
this time, as the Whites did them up
worse than ever, with a score of 5 to 61.
The peculiar purifying and building up
powers of Hood s Sarsapanlla make it
tbe very best medicine to take at this sea
Josiah Anderson, the giant of Marion
county, Kansas, was killed by lightning.
tie was six feet and seven inches high,
E. L. Messiner, of Potts town, while
plowing on Sunday, turned up a flippeny
dii oi un, almost as bngnt as new.
A new industry is the manufacture of
ink from the oil and grease extracted
from spent cotton waste.
Sunday and Monday,
June 8. 9 and 10.
Game called at 3:30 p. m.
Room and Picture
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the very Lowest
Call and see.
C. C. Taylor
Under Rock Island Honae.
in the three cities is
Ice Cream made from pore Cream
and flavored with the popular
flaTort. A trial of this cream
will conrice all that It can
not be excelled.
Picnics, Sociables and Parties
of all kinds, famished on
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Interest Collected without
Every effort made to handle
only choice investments.
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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 asssortment of light weight Jer
seys 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
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1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & S&LZKliU
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. WT. D. Harris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
229 Seventeenth St, under Commercial
fcV f'irvt clegs Insurance at lowest rates.
The following are among
A nice residence, with all modern improve
ments, Uree ground, on Elm eueel; cheap on
A two story house and lot. convenient to tbe
tipper saw mills, depot and round house verr
New house, rood cellar and cistern, larpe lot.
finely located in Dodge's addition o the bluff.
1700 will bny a good hone. five rooms, with lot.
convenient to lower factories.
A nice dwelling with one half acre of land near
the Milan street cars.
On the northwest corner of Twenty-flrrt street
a good business location, a good house and large
POST OFFICE BLOCK, :
BOOTS and SHOES
Trie Largest Stock,
Trie Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to buy before
you see our bargains.
Ladle 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 .
t3&Call and see us.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second ATenoe.
ELK STREET SHOE STORE, . PIONEER SHOE STORE,
2929 Fifth Atmmm, 1718 Second Aran.
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:
One of the finest lots on Twenty-third street, ia
the best neighborhood, high and dry.
A number of desirable properties on the bluff.
A nice residence property at the upper end of
f 1.000 will buy a house and fine corner lot In
the upper part of the city on reasonable terms.
Some fine lota in Dodge's addition.
$1,000 will bay a neat bonseon Twentieth St.
Will give f 10 rate to Northern Iowa and South
era Minnesota and return to parties wishing to
bny No. 1 land for a home or investment; for
prices of land, terms and date of excursions, call
at my office.
Will exchange some good Western land for a
comfortable residence In this city.
: ; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.