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THE ABGUS. FKIDAY, FELBRUARY 20,' lb91.
TflE SLEEPING SOLDIER.
Local Recollections of Gen. W. T.
Areaai-Lat Visit sf tke ttrravt
Her fa Thin City.
Dr. S. C. Plummer left this morning
for St, Louis to be present at the funeral
of bit old friend and commander. Gen.
W. T. Sherman. Dr. Plutnmer was
medical director of the 15ih army corps,
sad wat cloeeJy associated with Gen.
Sherman during his memorable cam
paign, being in hia family most of the
time. In coETersation with an Abgus
representative the other erenicg Dr.
Plummer recalled an exciting incident in
connection with Gen . Sterman'e last of
ficial Tititto Rock Island arsenal. -It was
In October. 1876, that the incident
to which I Lave reference occurred."
said the doctor. "Gen. Sherman as
chief ef the army, in company with Sec
retarj of War Don Cameron, was on a
tour of tie military posts of the country.
They came here by special car from the
Pacific coast. Secretary Cameron was
accompanied by Mrs. Cameron and Gen.
Sherman bj his ire, his daughters and
son, Tom. now the Roman Catholic
Priest. Hon. Shelby M. Cullom. then
governor, joined the party here, and
in the afternoon the'eoTernor and I drove
over the island. After a reception at the
commandart's quarters, which was at
tended by many from the tri-cities, a
party was formed to visit Gen. Redman's
grave. In the carrisge in which Gen.
Sherman rode, were the driver and Tom
Sherman in the front seat. Col. Flakier
and Governor Cullom in the next aea
Gen. Sherman asd Secretary Cameron in
the back seat. Miss Rachael Sherman
rode in my bngerv. After we had visited
the national cemetery and were just leav
ing Gtn. Rodman's grave, one of the
horses attached to the carriage contain
ing Gen. Sherman switched its tail over
the line, the driver l;st control of bis
team acd they made a dash. The vehid e
was tipped ever and all in it were tbr:nn
out. Happily no one was injured serS
ously, though CoL Flagler spraisei Lis
ankle and Gov. Cu'lom's fare w&s
bruised . "
Most of the people of Rock IsJ&cd re
member the last visit of Gen. Sherman to
Rock Island ten years after the occasion
above al!aded to. It was the aDnnil
meeting of the society of the Army of
the Tennessee which methereSept.,15-15.
18S6. Gen. Sherman was the president of
the organ izition from its formation and he
held the office at his death. He presided
at the business meeting at Harper s thea
tre, at the barbecue on Big island, at the
public meeting at Harper's theatre and at
the barquet at the Harper. That re
union aiso brought to Rock Iiknd Gen.
Logan, Gen. Gresham, Gin. Belknap.
Gov. Fletcher of Missouri, Gtn. Chtltain
and others distinguished in the civil strife.
Gen. Logaa was the orator at the barbe
cue on Big island and Gen. Caeluin at
the Harper s theatre meetiDg. though
Gen. Logan. Gcv. Ogiesby and others aiso
spoke there. Gen. Scerman was the con
spicous figure of the gathering and
whether at h:s bote! or on the street he
was constancy besieged by old veterans,
many of whom had not seen him since
the march m the sea, and by others who
were anxious to grasp his hand benee he
was Gen. Sherman.
In speaking of the "Si Plunkard"' com
pany, which appears at Harper's theatre
tomorrow night, the Canton (Oaio) Daily
Repositorv. of Oct. 23. says: -Si Plank
ard," with J. C. Lewis in the tt'.e rail,
pleased a cood sized audience last night
at Schaefer's opera honse. The cast is a
good one and includes several very clev
er people. Tne specialties introduced by
Mr. Lewis and others brought f orlh hear"
ty applause. The orchestra rendered
several difficult selections in an excellent
manner. The performance gave g3od
Manager Montrose secured the above
attraction seme time since, and tomor
row will see its first production in it's
"TEE FAST MAIL "
On Monday evening there is to be pre
sented a;-Harper's theatre the great nelos
drama. "Tne Fast Mail." The Chicago
Herald of Jne 8th says:
There was a large audience at Havlin's
theatre last nieht to witness the produc
tion of "The Fast Mail." and there will
probably be a larger one tonight. The
play is a melo-drama of a thrilling char
acter, and has in it all the elements which
go to make up a popular and successful
piece. The scenery was fine throughout
and the train of cars, the Klagara Falls
and the steamboat were particularly good.
All were real stic in the extreme, and the
audience received them with the wildest
enthusiasm. The company was com
posed of well selected people, and was in
all respects a very good one.
MBS LESLIE CARTER.
Manaeer Montrose has an opportunity
to book Mrs. Leslie Carter the. Chicago
society actress for March 17 and will com
pleta arrangements for her appearance
here if conditions are satisfactory.
Beware of counterfeits Be sure jou
get tne genuine Salvation Oil. Have no
just as good."
OUR BENNEPJX CANAL.
A Ckieac Civil Ksgrlseer's Deserts
Uafll Bffr the I'saaaiaa -Utj
sf Civil Eattseers.
Avery comprehensive physical descrip
tion or the Hennspin canal is found in an
address delivered at Toronto a week ago,
before the Canadian Bociety of civil engi
neers, by E. L. CorthelL of Chicago. Mr.
Corthell's address wts an elaboration of
his plan for aB enlarged waterway be
tween the great lakes and the Atlantic
seaboard, and the mention of the Henne
pin canal which follows, was incidental
to the subiect:
"On the Mississippi river itself tie
United States government is expending
large sums qf money in deepening and
rectifying the channel for navigation,
with the ultimate purpose of obtaining a
minimum dephth of ten feet at low wa
between New Orleans and Cairo, a dis
tance of about 1.000 miles by the course
of the river. As is well known, it has
expended a large amount of money is re
moving the obstructions at the mouth of
the Mississippi and has created by the
works there a channel thirty
fett deep between the river
and the Gulf of Mexico. This result
was obtained in le?0 and the channel has
increased rather than diminished in size
since that day through the jettied chan
nel. As incidental of interests, it may
be stated that the United States govern
ment is about to connect the cavagable
waters of the Illinois river with tnose of
the Mississippi river by a canal across the
Hennepin on the Illinois river to Rock
Island on the Mississippi river. This is not
to be made a Ehip canal, but a boat and
barge canal. The depth on the miter
sills of the locks is seven feel, the width
at surface of the water S9 feet and
the locks are to be 170x33 feet. There
will be 37 of these locks. Tne height to
be surmounted from Hennepin going
westward to the summit in a distance of
twenty miles is 208 feet. The difference
in level between the summit and the Mi s
sissippi river at Rock Islaud is 102 feet;
the length of the cinal wi;i be 77 miles .
The entire distance bitween Chicago on
Lake Michigan aDd Rock Island on the
Mississippi river and the Illinois and
Mississippi canal, will be 193J miles.
The plans are made for the work and con
struction is expected to begin soon."
Yi ST Eli DAY'S FIRE
A Littl- Blaz. Bat Enough t leu
o ot rate tbe tf era Btttrr -t
m of Prate.-tisn .
The fire at 4 o'clock Yesterday after
noon, mentioned in list night's Argcs.
was in the building owned by Mrs. E?
ers, at the corner of Seventeenth Etreet
and Fourth avenue, and occupied by her
self and 0:to Seib as a residence. Tne
fire was caused by a defective flae. The
damage will not exceed $100, and was
covered by policies in the Anglo, of San
Francisco, and German, of Peoria, in
Sch lis, Eid Hcesing's B2encies,respective
ly. The incid.nt served to further d em
orst'ate the inefficiency of our present
fire department Ejstem. While the hose
companies responded very promptly, the
hook and ladder truck, with its livery
stable team, was, as usual, behind, and
had it been on hand with the prompt
ness characteristic of a paid depar tment
with electric alarm, the damage would
not have been worthy of note. A ladder
and a bucket of water woull have quench
ed the.fire in iuincipiei.cy.and that would
have been the end of it. As it was the
fire was put out by means of buckets of
water, delayed as wes the operation in
the absence of hooks and ladders, and
there was really no necessity of water
being thrown from a hose.
Many Rock Island people attends the
lecture of Henry M. Stanley, the explorer,
at the Burtis opera house. Davenport,
last evening, notwithstanding the exceed
ing inclemency of the weataer. Tne
lecture was, as expscted. a great treat,
not in point ofliterary or elocutionary ex
cellence Mr. Stanley lays claim to
neither but as a descriptive efforua nar
ration of thrillinc experiences and ad
venture by one who had passed throuch
them, it was such, of course, as only
Stanley could present. The discourse
was marked by the closest attention from
beginning to end, and every one, no
doubt, left the house with a much more
profound sense of admiration or Stanley,
and wonder at his undertakincs and suc
cess than had ever before been enter
Hillsdale. Feb. 18. Miss Anna
Feaster has been very sick the past three
weeks with pneumonia- At times her
condition was very critical but symp
toms are favorable at this writing.
Otto Seams met with a very painful
accident while handling ice. He slipped
in such a manner as to fall upon an ice
pole, which made a very ugly wound on
the hip. He is improving rapidly.
Mr. Mason, of Erie, has shipped sev
eral hundred tons of ice to Springfield the
past two weeks. St. Louis parties have
built a large Ice house and filled it with a
fine qvality of ice.
Altogether the town has had a very in
dustrious appearance of late.
Tomorrow night occurs the w tiding of
Misi Emm Ashdown to Wallace Wood
burn . Only a few friends and the imme
diate relatives will be present. The cer
emony will be performed at Uw residence
of the bride's parents.
The Icdm trial Home Association!
A. Merfsl KTfa;af Iepit Bs4
iHS'rsvesieBt af tke Ki
The atter dance at the Industrial fair
was good list night, considering the verv
disagreeable weather. The rink pre
sented a m'Te handsome appearance than
on any evening before, several changes
having been made in the arrangement of
the display and other new ones added.
Christy's c -acker difplty has been moved
to the back part of ihe rink acd presents
a neater i ppesrsDce than before. D.
Roy Bowlby has rearranged his display,
which sets off his instruments to a better
advantage. Ciemann & Salzmann have
one of the richest displays in the fair,
which presents a very homelike appear
ance. The White Sewirg Machine com
pany will add to their display and ex
ject to have one of the finest shows in
the fair when competed. The London
Clothing Co have one of the most gorgeous
displays in -he rick, they having decked
their displays with colored incandes:ent
electric lights, and have revolving stands
running by electricity. There is also a
display of t ook-keepine. of the stidenis
of school So.l.unier Principal Dougherty
amon, whk h are some good specimens of
permanshir aEd show care and nettness
on the part of the students. Tonight's
programme will be a double bill on ac
count of lai t night's programme not be
ing presented, and will contain some
The Industrial association intends of
fering a prize for the handsomest piece
of need!ewcrk done by any lady in the
city. They i.lso offer a lenuJifal baby car
risge to the handsomest baby, tbe contest to
take place tomorrow night. Xo en
trance fee ill be charged for babies en
tering the c latest anlavery interesting
time is anticipated.
The following additional donatirns
have been received:
Peter Fri s. case of wine: C. J. Lone,
100 cigars; E. Schinr'ler. ham; C. Troes
dale, oox cigars; Marshall & Fisher. 2
perfume builes: Llcyd & Stewart, $10
set of fur?; George. Schneider, pair of
slippers; R Crampton, work stand; F.
Ludolpu, h wse blanket; McCbe Bros.,
dress t'SUerts; McJcti;e Bros., shawl;
Jonas Bear i Co., chill's suit; American
Clothing Co., child's suit; Simon &
Mosenfelder, choice of finest pants
in tfce stor; David Don, clothes
wringer; G. Bennett, 3 pair of gloves;
John Sauenaan, carnage apron; Beverly
& Burgh, cbse of wine ; L. Harms. che
win-- George Schsftr. six bottles of wire;
E. nehler, 100 cigars, two boxts toi!et
soap;Jo Geier, fifty 10 cent cigars. 100
5 cent cigart ; A. G. Fider, box of ciciy;
Aug. Eein.beck. meTcbandise; Wm.
Whitten. m rchandise; P. Scberer. ham;
Will R Johnson, te sM; E.
Go'dsmith. si'k umbrella: C. C. Tavk-r,
an easel; Wm. Don. merchandise; Rock
Island Fuel Co . load of sawdust; George
S .v.nge, doui'n wine.
15 Wiilmm Jackson et al to A Larson
psrt or lot 42. Sweeney & Jackson's ad
dition to Moline, $215.
Andrew iDosso by master to John P
Hammer Jo; 2. SwaDders subdivision.
Moiine. and lot 30, aise66?ois plat IS.
T W Simuions to Emma Ball lots 4 and
5. block 8 , town of Andalusia, $350.
P Ball to A H Mosher lots 4 and 5.
block Si. to'vn of Andalusia, $350.
John Reis to C. Byrnes part of lot 8,
block J W Spencers addition to Rock
Island. $ GOO
LICENSED TO WED.
16 Silas O- Daiiey. Rock Wand, Fn
nie L. Johnson. Port Byron.
17 John !E Mummen, Minnie Cramer,
Moline; Henry Hartung. Htmpton, Mary
MueBcn, Moline; Fratsa N. Horn. Char
lotte E Hiil.er, Rock LI and.
13 OliveT Ekstrom. Moline, Carrie L.
Farber, Zumt; Stephen M. Woodburn. jr.
Emma Ashdown, Hillsdale; Dtvil L.
Spencer. Ma-y E. Minwer. Aiedo; Henry
G Shinn, H.llsdale. Emma Llie. Port
Byron; David J. Steinhardt, New Tcrk.
Julia Kohn, Rock Island.
Port Btbok. Feb. IS Tbe ice busi
ness is brisk.
C C Trent and wife went to Daven
port Mondvy morning, returning Tuesdty
John Hasten and wife drove to Daven
Geo. Turner and wife rame up from
Moline Saturday to visa Liu s Colgrov
Mrs D.G Allsbrow s pt Sundy in
The marnie of 0cr S. Daiiey acd
Miss Lulu J ibnston was solemciztd at
the home nf -Jie brides parents. Mr and
Mrs. Otis Johnston, ot 7 o'clock Tueaday
evening. There were a large number of
relatives and friends preen The youae
couple wiil make Rock Island their future
Mrs. Mary Me.zgar and son Judson
came up Tuesday to attend the Johnston
-rrtta La at Sa-C.
Lin or letter
Feb. SO, 1891 :
Baker O K
Bhmvett A J
uncalled for at tbe Joloffic at
Boca lel&ad coenrv. EJtnci,
Lewi X J
Mpnriy "Mnw Starr e
.athailtia McNeil Jamea fTof
Bjckkmao Mr 1
e L KumtI J w
Swan berg A J
Summer d p
Wi kib Katie M
BuWAJtD WLL P. X
Creper Daniel D
Dai? Edward P
Greifer O J
EU1 Ctitr)o:te B
The honest public sentiment of the
United States is unanimously in 'aver of
Dr. Bull's Co ugh Syrup. Tbe druggists
pronounce it to be u.e only standard
J. E- Montrose. Xatare-.
COMING SOON, BY GOSH!
OKK K1GHT OKLV.
Saturday, Feb. 21.
-FARMER J. C. LEWIS-
aid his oompaty, 90 rret talented artits
Tbe best p'ay ever written, vepiete
wi h xltaiiD(r n-ical p"ia it .
novel nx-cbaoical eff-cs txl t-na-
j tio al features, irx-ludirp the ittro
durti' n of a r. rnlar working thresh
I ing machine, which wia posi ivelT t
j eu in tbe third act in full operat to-.
i threbine IS to id eave of pmio. in
; full view of the ea ire audiem-e
Sptoflll iri Crtiet.ra
OF 12 SOL I MCSiClAXS.
rottfail to fw-e tbe preat cot r. try
Imrxl parade at dooo. iac mm. tr
drerei in farmer ytnne,W Ii"m"
himef iMr. J. C. Lewis as drum
tuajnr of tLe farmer bacd, hi? oripital
Seat on 0e Thurda the 19 h. at
Harper Houoe Pharmacy.
J. Z. Montrose. Mnaapr.
OXE NItiET ONLY.
Monday, Feb. 23.
L.J. Cater "e rra: pla.
The Fast Mail.
E'abo at; arid 5pectailar setic effert :
pDettumecial M.chai.irai efftt:
Ikn't fail to e tbe practical loomot:ve tid
14 frelyht ears drawn a-ro tbe mare,
ataoihe fhrht of THK rAST MAIL
train, atjfl many other sort!
tCect. A rr.a company
to tbe c5t.
Seat on sale at Barper Goue t hartuacv ol
Price ST.. 50 and 75c .
if ALL PAPER, O
Shlf Oil Cloth,
R-onj asd PictLre
M" Pirtort Cord. Twire. Na,
and Hook ai l?c; pr;ct .
ClI! and ec.
C. C. TAYLOP,
5- Cf)ND AVE WE,
Firrt door eu.: 1 PLdos c K:b
When such stocks as ycu f od. for
inetarjce at Folsom a. Jettison" or Rara
str's are offc-rrd to buyers, I dn't believe
it pavs ot to carrj "fcolicwware.' I
shall still sell knives acd tVike. spoons,
etc.. tut to clof.e out what I have of neb
articles as are named be'ow, I c fer the
price riven. These coodn are jat a
good plate as mne can tuy. and I te
litve this is an unusutl'y eooi chanre to
ret silverware, if you can use acy cf tbe
1 Tea set. former pnae f25 00. f .6. no
Include teapot, surar. cream fpotmer
1 Cate bastet, Jormer price S Mi. ft (n
1 - - ST Ti. Si
1 Fruit dish, - 17 Tti. at, mi
1 Four bortle icnt caster.
former price fC.S. $4i0
1 F utter dish, former price taMi, J t
1 ard receiver, " - SyLWi. .... . . $m
1 " - a
And a Domlw cf other artlcies at corre
G. M. LOOS LET.
Caia axv Oiaa,
lft Second Aetce
Lloyd & Stewart,
sots actara raa
Cf 9r S I " Brmia hx-mrr neatly
V. V A " n eiaw ara.
Car-' Jte-V wy ytataJ tmn,
"M mr h4 umaity. mil im n u
Tot sale la Bock lalana by Harts Bahaea'
Third avennc and Twentieth aireet "
Tinware Axd Housk
1612 5eo"xd avenue
1 lit ft(i,tfkift
ALL THIS WEEK.
Snt Frwiti. tara,.ira .
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Ward Hm-x- .. .. .
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Ar,ttlyrt..Fr,11.. r:.,at. a-.
We Set tbe Pace, Let OtliersFollow iTlliey Can
KANN 8z HUCKSTAEDT,
- 1M1 zi 1:3 Scot! avenue.
fer : ;fcf Ptt:.c tie irxr H-r.aat Lit cf ;tt mim j
i 5o Tl itIj
Centre T.ib-.art and
A. J. SMITH & SON.
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH cSc SON.
125 aJ 17 We: Tt:ri sxrrti. Opp. Hascnic Tentp. DAVXKrORT
-TOLL mm CAMPARI V-
312, 314 Xwentieth SU
Aod PostoflSce Block, Moline. HOCK ISLAND
Tora Wall raperOa, and Hottert Ora Ac. -
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
FAIR, 1703 Seconl Arnu-
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& SON', 1703Seconi Av-n-
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Parlor Table?, Etc.