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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JILNE 10, 1S91S.
fort and improvement and
l'-1 to jKTsonal enjoyment when
The many, who live bet-
t rtlnin others and enjoy life more, with
La expenditure, by more promptly
liPtinir tlie world's best products to
the'ne."' f physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
Hxativc principles embraced in the
It t xci'llcnce is due to its presenting
in the irm most acceptable and pleas
ant m tlie taste, the refreshing and truly
h,'nefi' i;d proierties of a perfect lax
sriw ; cifectually cleansing the system,
diUiliiiil colds, headaches and fevers
ani pen'nam-ntly curing constipation.
It has piwn satisfaction to millions and
Bit-t'with tlie approval of the medical
ptV i.m, because it acts on the Kid
Bfvs. Liver and Rowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
fivry nl jectionable sulstance.
mit 'f Fisrs is for sale by all drng-ci-ts
iii"."c ami $1 Ixittles, but it is man
ufai'tured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. e:i! v, whose name is printed on every
pu -ka:.'e. also the name, Syrup of Figs,
ami U iiiLr well informed, you will not
j,,vi t ;i::y s-.ilistitute if oflered.
public favorites because
ti . y keep perfect time.
sells watches for $t uj to
si'm). Just step in and take
:i look before vmi buy. Will
-iou remove to
1?0. Kerond A v.
J. S . KEIDY.
T. B. KttLDY.
Bey, fell and manage property on commisf ion,
nan money, collect rent?, also carry a line of first
e.a-? fire Insurance companies, bailding lota for
me in all the different additions. Choice residence
property tn all parts of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell A Lynde building, ground
door, in rear of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
';(. F. Koth.
II. A, Donaldson.
Roll & Donaldson's
If you contemplate buyinjr, selliiij;
T exclianinj;- resilience or business
property, it will positively pqy you
;"i :t!Ii.n us, as we constantly have
:t iar-c it of desirable property on
Mir hooks to select from and we can
supply your wants promptly. We
:il-o have a number of choice lots in
all parts of the city and will under
take, to build a number of houses for
our customers on terms very greatly
to their advantage.
A BARGAIN FOR SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in College Heights
Addition, one-half block from Elec
tric Street Railway which we will
sell, if taken at once, at from $3001
to f 450 each they will go fast so
embrace the present opportunity or
you will be too late.
. . .
List Your Property with Ua
.nd wa will fd Ton a borer
Office Masonic Temple Block
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Annual Commencement of the
Rock Island High School.
THE EXERCISES LAST EVENING.
Timely Topics Ii-UHel ly the (iratlnaten
In Kssy and Oration ltriglit Ideas
Well Kxprewietl The Theatre Filled
With r rents. Friends and Patrons of
Our JVubllo School System Charming
Notwithstanding the disagreeable
weather last evening Harper's thea
tre was packed almost to suffocation,
it being the occasion of the Twentieth
annual commencement exercises of
the Rock Island High school. The
theatre, which had been elaboratelv
and tastefully decorated, presented
an inviting appearance. The stage
grouping was particularly well .ar
ranged, showing the 2 young laities
and seven young men, whihmn either
side great banks of ferns and potted
llowers lent a pleasing appearance.
Above the graduates was displayed
the class motto. "On the Threshold.'1
The program was opened with
music by the High school orchestra
tinder the direction of Prof. Peter
Eckhart, composed of the Misses
Clara Koehler, Jennie Kelly, llclla
Kohl), Ella Freed. Mildred Iglehart,
Estella Lloyd, Margaret McKihlcn,
May Ferguson and Prof. Bishop. Ben
Payne and Clarence Spaulding.
After this Rev. F. W. Merrell. of the
First M. E. church, offered prayer,
this being followed by the singing of
the High school march by the gradu
ating class of the Eleventh and
Twelfth gradi's. The musical num
ber was followed by Mis Pauline
Woltm:nn, who delivered theialuta
torv and read a latin essay entitled
"Fama." Miss Flora Ludolph's es
say on The Force of Brevity" was
followed by Miss Anna Bernhardt on
The Wonders of . Architecture.'"
Following this came some vocal sc.
lections. Invitation to Spring" and
O'er the Waters." by the graduat
ing class of the Eleventh and Twelfth
Spoke in (irrman.
Miss Marguerite Murphy then read
a Herman essay, the title of which
was Erinnerung.1' Next came an
oration by Will J. Sweeney, the sub.
ject of 'which was "Young Men in
History." Miss Frances Merk then
rcal an essav. the title of which was
Who Am I?' In it she traced the
fortunes of a soldier from his boy
hood up to his reaching the highest
pinnacle of fame, and his decline
leaving the audience to guess who
lie was. A chorus'-O Italia Beloved,"
came next bv t In? llirli school, iloii nie
quartette, composed of the Misst
Pauline Walt man. Lilhe Simmons.
Estella Lo d and Airirie Sears, and
Messrs. Theodore Senntngs, Clarence
Snail Id iiir. Duncan McFarlane and
Addison (Jest. An essav on 'The
World's Fair" bv Miss Bertha L.
Wilson was the next number, after
which W. Everett Sears delivered an
intereting discourse on Annexa
tion of Canada." A quintette com-
possed of Miss Estella Eloyd, sopra
no: Clarence Spaulding and Dun
can Mctarlane, tenors; I roi.
Bishop and Theodore Jennings,
bassos: then sang "When Star
ry Eyes," with charming effect.
""The Shadows We Cast" was the
subject of an essay by Miss Maud
(Jracia Campbell. Marcus W. Lyon,
the valedictorian of the class, de
livered an oration on. "Municipal
Government In the United States".
He closed with a few touching re
marks to his class mates, teachers
and board of education. His natural
abilities in this line won for him the
distinction of his place on the pro
gram. A ladies' chorus "Summer
Fancies" was next, after which came
the presentation of diplomas by
President Sears, of the school board.
In so doing he expressed his pleasure
on behalf of the board of education
at the duty that devolved upon him
and after some good advice and
words of encouragement t those
about to enter t',t strife he presented
the class with diplomas. The pro
gram was closed with music by the
High school orchestra. It was one
of the most interest in" programs
ever presented bv the Rock Island
Following is the list of the gradua
ting class complete:
Latin Carrie Thereto Bailey,
Maude Cracia Campbell. R. Sam
Dart. May Agatha Kennedy. Marcus
Ward Lyon, Jr., Mae Ethel Mnrry,
W. Everett Sears, Clara Scars. Paul
German Victoria Blanche Brom
ley, Gertrude Edith Estes. Flora
Louise Ludolph. Katherine K. Lam
bert, Frances Merk, Marguerite M.
Murphy, Edmond Kaiuser, Klla
Sprague, Marie T. Schindler, Harriet
(iracia Treman, Edri May Webb,
Rudolph Hakelier. "
English Elizabeth Battles, Mary
Agnes Brennan, Anna O. Bernhardt,
Essie R. Burch, Jennie E. Hill,
Martha Augenia Hill, Ralph B. Head,
Luella Huthmaker, Lila D. Lee, Will
J. Sweeney and Bertha L. Wilson.
The stage of water at Rock Island
bridge at noon today was 9.40, and
the temperature was 70.
The J. W. yan -Sant, Lumberboy,
Lumberman; Verne Swain and Pitts
burg passed down and the F. Weyer
hauser and Verne Swain went up.
A GRAND EVENT.
The Jubilee Concert at University I'ark
The jubilee concert given in the
immense tent at University park last
evening as the littinjr culmination of
the day's festivities, proved, without
precedent, the grandest affair of the
kind ever presented in this part of
the country. The elements contrib
uting to this remarkable musical
festival, were an immense pipe organ
made especially for tlie occasion by
the Moline Pipe Organ company, and
at which Clarence Eddy, of Chicago, j
presided; Strasser's complete orches
tra, under Prof. Strasser's leader
ship, and the bands of Augustana
and Bethany colleges, together
witli a chorus of 500 voices under
the skillful training of Prof. George
E. Griffith, indeed the entire concert
being under Prof. Gri filth's direction,
who not only demonstrated eminent
talents as a master musician, but
contributed several baritone solos.
The general result was a program
the different parts of which The
Akuus will not undertake to com
ment on, but which on the whole
proved classical in a l'gk degree,
magnificent in execution, grand in
rendition anl volume and which from
the opening to the closing number
held an enraptured audience of 6,000
people who assembled despite the un
propitious condition of the elements.
First of all came a festival over
ture on the organ by Prof. Eddy, fol
lowed by an original jubilee cantata
composed by Prof. Stolpe and exe
cuted by chorus, baritone, alto, or
chestra and organ. Then (Jade's can
tata, "Zion." with subdivisions.
The Departure From Egypt," "The
Captivity in , Babylon." ami "The Re
turn Prophesy in the New Jerusa
lem." Next came Cowen's "Song of
Thanksgiving," in sections; then a
selection from Handel's "Messiah."
including a baritone solo with organ
accompaniment; following it Wen
nerberg's version of the 150th Psalm,
ami last a glorious Hallelujah chorus
from the "Messiah."
The great synod assembles next
This afternoon a grand college pic
nic is being held in the grounds back
of the college buildings.
This morning the ministerium
completed its preliminary arrange
ments for its work next week.
Tomorrow religious services are to
beheld in t he tent morning, after
noon and evening, the latter to be in
the form of a choral service.
The Alumni association of Angus
tana college, elected officers as fol
lows: President, Rev. L. II. Beck,
Ph. D... Connect icut; vice presidents
C. O. Johnsson. Rock Island; Dr. C
O. Young, Massachusetts: Rev. An
irustus G. Olsson, Connecticut; sec
retarv. Miss Anna Westman. Augus
tana college: treasurer. Prof. C. W
Tonight a rich program of mixed
music is promised winch will in
elude contributions bv some of the
best church choirs in the countrv, in
eluding the famous Minneapolis
Lutheran choir and organist. StraS'
ser's orchestra as well as the college
bands will be present and a tine en
tertainnient in ail respects is as
The Money Situation.
A Denver bank recently wrote
Cashier Hellpenstell of the People's
National bank here for an expression
of opinion relating to the money
situation, and the same was publish
ed together with the views of other
bank cashiers. A portion of Mr.
HellpenstelFs response is reproduced:
Your kind favor of a few days ago,
in which you refer to .the financial
condition, and also inquire as to
whether we are inclined to negotiate
loans, received. It is difficult to
formulate a precise statement, which
will clearly deline the present finan
cial position, one in many respects
peculiar and without precedent. Al
ter a careful consideration of all the
factors, and the perusal of best au
thorities on the subject, I should sav
that there is little or no danger, of
a panic and that the tightness of the
money market, though it may last
some time yet, is attributable in the
lirst place, to the great uncertainty
of the movements or the European
powers and the extensive labor agi
tations throughout the civilized
world. In the second place, un
easiness as to the effect of the Sher
man silver bill and a doubt, as
to whether it will be.repealed or not.
together with a considerable excess
of imports over exports and the un
certainty what congress will do with
the tariff, may be considered as the
leading home causes. Add to this
the numerous bank failures, which
have taken place of late, failures,
which though locally disastrous
could not directly influence tlie
iinancial position, but naturally
weaken the confidence of those, whose
limited knowledge of Iinancial affairs
does not enable them to gee that
most of these concerns were, what
have been called "Mushroom Banks,"
though in most cases these failures
were attributable to careless and
even reckless business methods.
There are many minor and local
shades of the question, but these,
vou will nrobablv fullv understand.
On the whole, things are somewhat
improving, though I should not be
surprised if we hear of a few more
failures. In my judgment conserva
tive banks cannot be effected, as they
are all prepared for emergencies, but
do not care to make loans excepting
where absolutely necessary, etc.
Yours very respectfully,
C. Hellpekteix, cashier.
Major IteardKley has an Fxcllinjf Hide
Maj. Beardsley has encountered
many thrilling experiences in his
time, but he met with one a few even
ings ago that enlarged his views on
what railroad life really is. The
major had gone to Coal ,Valley on
some legal business and did not get
through until about 9 o'clook in tlie
evening. lie, then conceived the
idea of catching a freight train into
the city. Shortly afterward a freight
came along and he, after speaking
to the engineer, started back over
the train for the caboose. About
this time the train started to pull out
and the major had to sit down and
I m t I w 1 . 1 rn li i lirnl n n , 1 . , . . f
the ear. Away went the train, rock
ing and jolting along with the major
holding on for dear life.
It was as dark as pitch and he was
afraid of covered bridges. He hug
ged the top of the car expecting to
be scraped off every minute, and
fondly hoping that a stop would
soon be made. He felt sure it would
stop when it reacied Milan, but
it thundered right along without a
halt and kept right on going until
it reached the Twentieth street depot
in this city, where the major got off
with his eyes full of cinders and a
miKdi better idea of the unpleasant
features and hazardous calling of
a railroad brakeman. On his way
into 1 he city the major thought of
the tramway over the tracks in tin
W. & D. lumber yards, and he says
he got down close to the car and
hugged it while his breath came
short and quick. He says it didn't
miss him more than a few inches,
but the brakes on the high cars seem
to get through without any trouble.
Another New Time Curd.
Another new time card goes into
effect on the C, M. & St. P. tomor
row. By it, one train at least into
the city will be changed. The local
office has not yet received a copy of
the new card, but it is known, how
ever, that the evening passenger,
which has been arriving here of late
at f:20, will lie changed back to near
its old time and will arrive after to
morrow at !:.'?() p. m. There maybe
other changes as it is not yet detinitely
known. It is thought that the one
mentioned will be tlie only radical
P. II. Reiley. of Austin, Tex., a
former employee of the Rock Island
is in the city visiting friends.
The retrenchment ordered by the
Milwaukee has thrown i.OOO men out
of employment and reduced the ex
penses of that company 1 20.000 per
The western lines have rescinded
the recent order making a charge for
carrying bicycles and baby carriages
in baggage cars, an act that will be
appreciated, no douot, by those di
recti v interested.
Emniett Welch, a brakeman on the
east end of the Rock Island, got lii
left hand caught while making a
coupling in the upper vards, at
o'clock this morning, smashing it so
badly that it was amputated later by
Drs. Plummer, Hollowbush and
Barth. The unfortunate man's home
is in Chicago.
Salvation Army Services.
Staff Capt. Addie, of the Salvation
Army, paid an official visit to the
Kock .Island corps last evening. An
open meeting was held on Market
square in which the Moline corps
joined, after which the division
marched down to the barracks on
Second avenue, where the testimon
ial services were held. Eleven re
cruits were sworn in, six of whom
were males and live females. The
stall captain also presented the local
corps with the colors of the army.
These consisted of the stars and
stripes, and the ensign of the
army, which consists of a Hag of red
centre with yellow star in the cen
tre, the whole relieved by a blue
border. These were explained to
mean, blue for purity, red for the
bipod of Christ and yellow for the
fire of the Holy Spirit. There was
quite a large assemblage of peo
ple at. the barracks..
The long looked for new helmets
for the police have arrived, and will
lie worn tomorrow for the first time.
A stranger in the city had bis
pocket picked on a street ear last
night after the jubilee concert at the
Augustana exposition grounds was
out. His loss was not very great.
A boarding house in Edgewood
park, where about 25 persons were
stopping, was robbed last night, and
Rev. X. Gibson, of Chadwick, Mich.,
was relieved of a $00 bank check and
three return tickets. Nothing about
the house shows where an entrance
had been effected.
Dinner sets Friday and Satur
day. June 9 and 10, I will make
special prices on everything in
the way of decorated dinner sets,
from the cheapest up. I quote
for instance, a good 100 piece
dinner set, nicely decorated,
guaranteed, $7.25. Others in
We shall be glad to show sets
' all the week, but sales at these
prices . will positively not be
made until Friday and Saturday.
G. M. Loosley
China, GUM and Lamps. .
MO) Second Artsu.
SIMON & rJlOSENFELDER'S.
Where $10.00 buys a fine Dress Suit worth
$15.00; where $8.50 buys a nobby all wool
suit advertised by other dealers as worth
$15.00; where $7.50 buys a splendid suit,
all colors, worth $10.00;5where $5.00 buys a
desirable and neat every day suit.
We are showing the handsomest,
biggest new spring stock, and WE
KNOW our prices defy competition.
Come and see. No trouble to show you through.
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's Patent Leather from4
44 Cordovan, Lace or Congress
.. Calf .
44 Kangaroo 4i
Women's Cloth Top Pat.' Trim
44 Welt and Hand Turn
" DongolaCom. Sense and Ox. Toe 3.00 to 2.C0
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so, come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
SLIDING SCALE PLAN.
This will attract every one's attention.
Come by and look it up. It starts
Monday Morning, June 12th.
We place in onr window a six-piece mohair, plush ;
PABLOR SUIT, silk plush trimmed, spring edge, solid
cak frame. It is worth $36.00 of anybody's money.
This price will drop $3.00 every day till sola. Look it
over place a fair price on it and when it reaches your
pi ice come in and give us your order.
REMEMBER, in fixing the price you intend to pay
that man y people are watching this sale and when it'
gets interesting some one will want it.
CASH or C RE D I T-Same price.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
1809, 1811 Second Avenue.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
Open Evenings till 8 p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue:
$5 00 to $3.50
6 00 to 4 CO
5.50 to 4.00
5.50 to 40
3.00 to 7 .40
4.00 to 3.00
3.50 tf 2.60
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