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Satodbat, Mat 28. 1892.
DEiTHF fi. JtBUFQRD.
One of Koefc. Island's Most" Promi-
nept Citizens Passes Away.
Biographical Sketch of Leading
loflatnital Cliism d nmaa
. rsotarer The Kaaeral.
Basil D. Buford died at the Buford
homestead at the head of Eighteenth
treit 1 1 8:30 last evening.
The announcement of his death, while
it will be a shock to some and carry sad
ness to many hearts, the sad eTent was
not a surprise to those to whom the de
ceased was nearest and dearest. Mr.
Buford had been ailing for a number of
years, his sufferings being attributable
primarily to Blight's disease, which was
complicated with other ills toward the
Basil Duke Buford was born in Scott
county. Ky., Dec. 11, 1S35, and when
yet qui'.e voung came with his parents,
Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Buford, to Rock
Island in tbe year 1852. Most of his 1 fe has
been spent here. His father was one or
the founders of the famous Buford plow
works. The factory was completed in
1S56 by Buford and Tate, the former fur
nishing the capital. B. D. Buford grew
up :n the plow manufactory business
and on Mr. Tate's retirement in 1S65.
he, together with his brother L. M.
Buford, was admitted to partnership, and
the firm became known as B. D. Buford
& Co. The father, Charles Buford, died
in 1370. and a jear later the institution
was incorporated undtr the title last
given above. For a period of little less
than 10 years the factory prospered as few
others of its kind have.and the firm name
bee : me famou?. But on New Year s tve.
1SS0, the works were destroyed by fire
with loss o! $150,000 above insurance.
As early the next spring as possible re
building operations were commenced on
a larger scale, but high water interfered,
disaster. seemed to follow disaster.and tbe
spring of 1SS2 anived before the works
were completed. The season proved an
early one and the carrying over of stock,
the depreciation in prices of all materials,
etc., resulted in losses half as great as
thoss of the fire. About the sams time
the company's warehouse at St. Paul was
destroyed by fire, and these combined
misfortunes resulted in an assignment.
Out of the ruins of the former company
sprang the Rock Island Plow company,
with capital stock of S3U0.00O, with Mr.
Buford as managing director, a position
he retained until 1335, when he resigned
ana since which time he has not
engaged actively in Dusiness pursu'.ts.
Mr. Baford never married, and his
home bad always been with his mother,
Mrs. Lucy A. Buford. at the Buford man
sion, where he died. His mother sur
vives him, as do his brothers, Maj. L M
Buford, of this city, and George Buford,
of St. Joseph, Mo , his sisters, Mrs. S. B.
Eison, of ttis city, now abroad, Mrs.
Thomas Barbee, of Carroll, Iow-, and
Miss Charlotte Buford, Miss Lucy Buford
and Miss Biancbe Buford, of this city
Mr. Buford was possessed of spleod:d
business talents He was progressive
minded and public spirited, an earnest
and enthusiastic democrat, alwajs promi
sent in the work and councils of the
party, but never seeking political prefer
ment, although he was one of the first
and last in tbe field in a campaign. In
the social history of Rock Island he like
wise took a prominent part. In a word
he was one of tbe city's representative
citizens, and his loss will be deeply
mourned by all.
The funeral will be held Monday morn
in? from the Buford mansion, Rev. W
S. Marquis officiating. The pall bearers
will be: Messrs J. Connor, John Cru
baugh, Henry Carse, William Jackson, J.
N. Huntoon and S. A. Lvnde.
'liln-tratrd Ben Hur "
AT HARPER' S THEATRE, :USE 7, FOR Y.
M. C. A. Bekefit.
Ben Hur T. SJurjihy
Hea'.a 8. W. Searle
Hp rod. C. A. Row
BgyiitiMn E. Cbamberlln
Uinlm Mr. McKown
Grcf k F. O. Taylor
Mmonitk'fl G. M. Lnolty
Josrpli F. Pobinnon
Mallucli P. H-iiDi'tun
llderim F. Kinney
Servant F. Havcri-tick
Roman so!i:iers Messrs. llull. Case ani 11.
Max ere:. ck.
Mary Miss Kemble
Tirr.uh Mrs. S. J. Keator
EUitr Mis Muhana
Ira Mr. Phil Mitohell
Mn'.hernt Hur Mrs R. ChatnDerlin
Amrtih Mrs.J.D. Warnock
rrici-toxes Mrs. Geo. lloyton. Sliwea Kalalou,
Welch. Mewart. B;wk and Loo-loy.
Btatu-s-Misses Oct, uart, Connelly and Wil
cox. Reader mil Mitchell
biage Manager W. 13. Ktlga?OD
Tickets, 75 cents. Seats may be
reserved at Marshall & Fisher's June 4,
wi'hout extra charge.
There will be a meeliag of young dem
ocratic voters at Turner hall Tuesday eve
Ding, May 81. to organfza a democratic
club on a permanent basis. All young
men who have affiliated with the party in
the past, ard those who intend to in the
future, are invited to be present and par
ticipate in tne formation of the club.
Chairman City-Township Com.
It is n t what its proprietors say, but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla does, that
makes it sell, and wins the confldencs ot
Last . . : -
Day,f the '. ' .
f h5 sale M ' "
$4 eh e sale closes to-night at
ML & E.
Cars very 20 minutes to the tower to
See (lemann & Salzmann's cheap
An elc gant line of sideboards at G . O.
Bay y mr carpets at O . O. Huckstaedt's
and s tve money.
See Clemann & Salzmann's cheap
Cars w ill run to the summit of tbe
For 9a e By Reidy Bros , lot 124x173
feet, near fair grounds, $500
A. J. I arton, of Kearney, Neb., is vis
ing with friends in tbe city.
Nice h le of fine bedroom suites just
received t G. O Huckstaedt's.
The fit est line of furniture in the tri
cities at (jlemann & Salzmann's.
Have you seen those fine bedroom
suites at Clemann & Salzmann's.
The pavement was given a long and
much needed cleaning th's morning.
Baby b iggies going at a rush at G. O
Huckstaedt's. Call early while you have
a chance to save from 30 to 50 per cent
L S. M ;Cabe and wife rejoice in the
arrival of a bright little daughter at their
Mrs. Jo in Foley, of Del mar Junction
Iowa, is in the city on a short visit to
Did you see St. Peter's keys at Charles
Fiebig's? Keys by tbe thousand. Guess
Judge Alt geld, tbe coming governor
of Illinoit, will visit Rock Island next
Saturday, June 4
Imported metal flowers and wreaths
for decorating graves at B. F. Knox's un
Clemann & Salzmann are showing
some of the finest parlor suites ever dis
played in tie city.
Caot. J. J. Parks returned to Wichita
yesierday, Mrs. Parks remaining for an
extended v:sit with relatives and friends.
Deputy County Clerk Henry Hubbard
left this mc rnii g on a visit to friends in
Shannon, I I.. where Mrs. Hubbard has
been visiting several weeks past.
Camps 2!). 309 and 1550. M. W. A..
will join in a grand Woodmen picnic at
Black Hawi's tower June IS.
Molinehis done handsomely in the
natter of furnishing 500 f or the 1 ,OO0
Fourth of July chorus. Prof Hartsouzh
will commence in Rock' Island Monday.
Call at C. B. Knox's undertaking par
lors and set his grarjd display of imported
metal flowers for decorating graves, some
thing nice for Decoration day.
Frank Cowman, the long-time and
well liked I artender at the liock Island
house, has iven up his j 3b and leaves
tonight for Boston, his home.
The Rock Island Ice company has hai
a telephone put in its offl:e and is now
prepared to furnish pure clear channel ice
to all who desire it. Their number is
In the po ice court this morning H. C
Lancaster, was fined $10 and costs, and
John Kevig n and George Jones 5 und
costs, and Pat Campbell and Bert Shell
bouse (3 and costs e.ch for being drunk
a. uorse a.iacnea 10 one or Don s de
livery wagons took fright at something in
tbe alley in the rear of tbe store and made
things lively down along Second avenue
for a few moments. No serious damage
Chris. W. Schlegel is now general
manager of the Davenport Leader, suc
ceeding Join N. Ptxton. Schlegel is
amply qual.fled for his duties. He is
a bustler, an experienced newspaper
mm In all the various dcptrtmeLts
and The' Argus congratulates him no
less than it does the Leader.
"Literary wives! Ah, res, they are
trials, but what alxmt litcrnry husbands"
Sitting nt luncheon not lcng ago I re
marked tc a woman on ujy right that per
haps a ccrtsi-i friend, who was Absent, was
devoting hciwlf to hi r husband, where
upon she tuned and gave me a lecture on
the subjfft iii about tliusi- words:
"How can n woman devote herself to a
man whoslee;s:ilii'.;iy and works at a nrvs
paper office u 1 nigh.? I married a journal
ist myself," stie sr. id. "and I fully under
stand what it means of trials and tribula
Iations. I ttx-d to read of happy homes in
which the du .ies were shared, t here being
certain responsibilities belonging to tbe
wife and cer ain ones to the husband, but
I tell you a lil erary man will not take a
single care. They must not le bothered
with errands, and if they promised to do
one they would surely forget it. They
must have the best room in the house for n
den and they must not be disturbed, no
matter what happens. They are sure to
do or say something disagreeable to yo;ir
friends from mere inability to keep their
wits on what ;s going on around them.
"The other afternoon during one of my
at homes my husband uppeared in the par
lor, a favor qu ite unusual, for as soon as
he awakes in 1 he afternoon he has general
ly sotne engagement. I introduced him to
a friend of mine, whose husband is a splen
did photographer and whose wife is very
proud of his success in this line. She was
telling of some new process, when my hus
band, yawnint , says, 'Oh, does Henry still
dabble in photography?' " The appearance
of the ices brol e up the conversation, which
had interested more than myself, though
all could see tl.at even while she was scold
ing she was pr )ud of her husband's literary
accomplishment, as meet wives of writers
or authors' are, even though they delight
to tell of their eccentricities. Brooklyn
Costly Fire at Chicago.
Chicago, May 23. Tbe building occu
pied by the Chicago Aermotor company,
Fillmore and Rockwell streets, was dam
aged $50,000 by fire this morning, the two
upper floors being destroyed. The fire will
make 300 men idle.
Gebhartl a Convert to Keeleyinm.
Xew York, May 28. The Press says
chat Fred Gebhard is out in a new role.
He has shown his appreciation of Dr.
Keeley's alleged cure fordrunkeness by es
tablishing a Keeley institute at Babylon,
A Saving for Railroads.
A device brought forward by a western
engineer propones to utilize the waste
steam from locomotives during their fre
quent stops at way stations, made neces
sary for taking in fuel, water and for
other purpoMs, the steam saved by this
method to be applied to the pumping of
water for filling the tanks or reservoirs
about the station. In a large number of
cases, as i9 well known, large stat ions have
to be supplied with an engine and steam
pump, using fuel for making steam.
Under these circumstances it is claimed
that the first cost of the proposed plan will
be less than that required for the ordinary
steam pumping arrangements now in
vogue, and, as the latter also involves an
attendant, more than the entire cost of
steam is gained by the ise- of the new
method. New York Sun.
A Traveler' Pipe.
A traveler's pipe is an English invention.
The bowl has a hook attached to it whirh
can be inserted in the buttonhole of the
coal, while a tube communicates with the
mouthpiece. The smoker has lioth hands
free to lie occupied as he finds necessary.
Xew York Journal.
The denial Alderman.
The story is told of an alderman wi n,
sitting in state to bear some schoolboy'
Greek orations, bowed whenever he heard
the Greek word for "nothing," ouden, pto
nounced, because it sounliHl like his own
S Swift's Specific S
0 A Tested Remedy O
g For All
1 Blood and Skin
s Diseases s
A reliable cure for Contagious
Blood Poison, Inherited Scro
fula and Skin Cancer.
As a tonic for delicate Women
and Children it has no equal.
Being purely vegetable, is harm
less in its effects.
A trentlv on Flood and Skin Dis
eases iuuiUhI kkee on applicution.
liruyjista Sell It.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawtr 3, Atlanta, Ga.
Making Annual Appropriations for
the i iscal Year 1892.
Bt it Ordain td by Iht CVy Council of the City of
hock jtmna .
Section 1. Thst there bp and herthv is mro-
priatud lo be provided for by the jfi ner.il tax !ev
ir liic inrri ui year, me nreiaie e-am 01
One Hnndred and Thtrty fi ve Taoasaud Six Hun
drcd andTaiity Dollars, i51J5.30l for t:c follow
ing purple, to-wit:
1. interest on lion led Debt S It. 530
Sinking Fund .I.ikK)
Firj Department 14.n 0
Health a, ml
Triming. H 0
Public Squares T.tMl
Sa ary 6.00.1
tr:c!s snd Alley? l'J.ino
Sewer 8.110 i
Waterworks Expense J4.0UU
Watarwnik" Constrnctlon 8,000
Third Avenue l,iIO
Fifth avenue a.roo
C'io streets 3.000
Seventeenth street sewer 2.QH)
Thirteenth street sewer l.Otm
Ninth street srwer 610
.................... ........ im.II V
Making a total sura sppropriated 'or the purpose
Total ... -IK. C-MI
Mriiiu ui ,un fiiiiiiiri-a ana i niny-nvc rnons-
uu i iiuiiun-u ami rum v aoliurs.
Passed May 23,
A pproved :
Attest: WILLIAM McCO.NOCHIE.
Robert Korolvr, Mayor
In order that every person may have an oppor
tunity to judge for themselves as to the sincerity and
truthfulness of our last Shoe sale, we have decided to
continue the same for this week ending next Satur
day night with the closing of our store.
COST WHAT IT MAY,
we are determined that every lady shall constitute a
committee of one to advertise the Finest Shoes in
this vicinity, ranging in price and value from $5.00 to
OVER 300 PAIRS.
of shoes left our store last Saturday; if there is a dis
satisfied purchaser in the lot we will redeem the shoes
and return the money, including those our competi
tors may have bought.
NO LIMIT TO THE NUM
BER OF PAIRS.
The Leonard Cleanable
Quick Meal Gasoline
Stoves, guaranteed to have
Call and examine. Bold only
1615 and 1617 Second Avenue.
D. ROY BOWLBT'S,
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Ball Headquarters. -
-j- - v,
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
.Always on hand the finest brands of dorrcstic
and imported cn-ars. All biandi of toliscco.
The f core of all the ball games will be received
L. OLOCKHOFP, Prop.,
ISf 8 Second ne
New styles of
For this week ending
M c ! NTIRE
Wash Goods, -
Our wash goods depart-
- ment is filled with choice
fabrics for spring and
New capes and other
Late wash goods just
Tan grounds, etc.
1525 and 1527
rOCKE KNIVES aDd SCISSORS took tb LieLestiTrmh
for diraJltp. If yon want a srood knife trvone.
0s meed not be told what
cet. iiKe mose i nave to snow will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keepa
uuiau j? ire oeis ana irons.
rn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal an ! every oa
gaaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas-o'
any other time. Come in anl see how much'r hare to show yo:
that is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock T?land.
Saturday night, May 28,
SALE AT THE
In l:i"st .Sfltiirrtav'
pairs, one to a customer;
nrivilpcrp nf hnvinor nil vrm
friends and relatives and
money back it they don't please.
TO MANY LADIES
who come after the specified time for the closing;
our sale last Saturday and were refused, will nnw mJ
an opportunity to buy a pair of M. & K. celebrated
to S6.S0 shoes at $4 a pair.
23 DIFFERENT STYLES
to select from and sizes
A to double E.
These shoes are intended for our customer
but if any of our competitors desire one or two pa
to trim their show windows with, they are welcome
The largest assortm
wool eiFtets in th
ces begin a? low as
5c a Yard.
We PtM show an excEli
assortment of Spring
in Jackets and Ch,
Prices Low. will rut Pric,(v
close out present stork,
1 . . "v v i
124. 120 and 126
a nice present an elegant Car7:i;l
honse wants one Wronslitlrorl
1a wp llmitH th, tnimivT Oi
this week you will hive
wnnr Rnvth.'-m t or VOUf
return them and sixet your .
nearly complete from tnp-e