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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1804.
Foreign Wash Dress Fabrics.
Frrnrh Crepon. handsomest de
ij.'n, beautiful colorings, all the
latent ideas, regular 25c a yard
quality, new at 11c. as lung as thri
ft. Ladies' Waists.
Indies' Percale Waists in figures
and stripes, with large sleeves and
fancy fronts, only 4c.
Ruck Island Corset Headquarters
ak you to a grand money saving
event, which includes a score of
pccial in hot weather corsets of
net nt fiOc. All in one lot; take
umr choice for this week.
One sale of those nobby Umbrel
las for rain or shine of handsome
twilled silk, nntnral wood handles,
from I.-.'A to ;1.50; others ask for
satuo quality $2 to $5.
Lace s arriving daily lower than
Fans 1c. Fans 2c, Fans Sc. Fans
it to (1.
I'rf'lt. Shopping Hags.
Children's l ine Dresses, 35c to
Hoys Waists, turn-back cnfN,
finest grade lawn, large collar, lat
est novelties, embroidered front in
n d and blue, at 43c and up.
Our Crockery stock is complete,
:.nd we ask you respectfully to con
The Greatest Bargain Givers.
Comfort for Hot
Ladies Low Shoes in Tans
Corner Eighteenth St.
A fine line of Mouldings
Has just arrived.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street.
Biggest Store. Biggest stock in
sider well the price' wo quote be
fore purchasing elsewhere. We
carry a full line of dinner ware, a
full line f chamber sets, a full lino
of Haviland china, a full line of
Carlesbad china, a full line of Eng
lish semi-porcelain ware at a price
that defies competition. A com
plete fancy decorated Tea Set.
semi-porcelain, at $2.65, warranted
not to c raze.
A full Dinner set, scmi-porcclain,
highly dccor.iUrd, 100 pieces, for
$6.93. It can't be eijiialed for dec
oralion. quality and price. Inspec
A beautiful Banquet Lamp, g
finish, with Piper Hoy Azure, n
center draft burner, this week at
$2.13; always sold at f3.50.
Mason jar rubbers 3c a dozen.
Pint Mason jars 4c each.
tjuart Mason jars 5c each.
Half-gallon Mason jars Cc each.
Clothes pins 1c per dozen.
Solid steel, polished handle gar
den trowel 5c.
Large size extra twisted wire po
tatoe masher 3e.
The "Surprise" egg beater 3c.
Solid steel ice chisel 10c.
Tanglefoot fly pajer, double
sheet. 3c a sheet.
1 gallon Class Oil Can 19c.
Two-hoop wooden pail 13c.
Mrong. well made screen
Spring lunges 10c a pair.
Solid steel grass hook 19c.
Lemon squeezer 10c.
1725 Second Avenue.
By purchasing your SHOES of ADAMS.
Gentlemen's Tan Shoes
Try our "Razor" and Narrow Square Tip
Oxfords in Tans and Blacks. Very latest
styles, and comfort assured. Try us for
your next SHOES.
and Second Av.
the three cities.
OUR GLORIOUS DAY
How the Fourth Was Locally
THE PUBLIC SPBEAD3 ITSELF.
Crowd at the Tower. Prospect Park. Ete
The Inauguration 0r Twin-City Bicycle
Fark General Mode, of Demonstration'
Fireworks Fires Accidents.
It was a most propitious day. Na
ture could not have attired herself
more lovely in honor of Uncle Sam's
urtbilay. 1 be temperature was de
ightfnl, and patriotism and praise
of the weather were breathed as one
People, as usual, flocked hither and
von to eniov the attractions of Amor.
ica,"s chief gala day. The Tower, as
s always the case 011 summer holi-
lavs, was the main attraction, while
many also went out on the excur
sions, or to Prospect park, while the
tri-city wheelmen events at Twin-
City park in the afternoon came in
for a share of attention.
At the Tower.
The crowd at the Tower while not
equal to that of last year, reached
nilly 10,'JIK) people, and the attrae
tions presented by Manager Kindt
were unsurpassable, lhe balloon as.
cension was a triumnh, and Prof.
Strief s feat of walking the cable
stretched across Hock river from the
Tower to the island opposite was a
complete success. Miss Jessie Mil
lar. the young lady eornetist, made
her farewell appearance, and as al
ways, delighted her hearers. The
pyrotechnic display from the island
at night embraced many unique dc
signs and a variety of enjoyable fea
tures. Ullos military band was
present in full force and in its hap
piest strain, and the way it wound up
ine aay s events wiin patriotic and
popular selections, both vocal and
instrumental, took the crowd.
Tri-City Cylrrs Day.
i ne day witnessed the auspicious
inauguration of the new (juarter
mile bicycle track at Twin-Citv Hall
park, and while there were not as
many people out as were expected.
those who were present were of the
most appreciative and best class of
people of the three cities. The day s
wheelmen's events opened with
parade in the morning, but owing to
the surprising lack of interest on
the part of cyclers in this feature and
the light turn-out in line, it was not
wnai was counieu on. inasmuch as
all entries in the contests at the park
were free and the prizes were lirst
class, it was supposed the bicyclists
would at least have contributed to
the success of the day by turning
out in the morning. As it was, th
failure on the part of the parade ser
iously affected the attendance in the
The park, however, was beauti
fully decorated, and the new track in
magnificent condition. A judges
stand had been erected opposite the
grand stand, and it, too, was artis
tically bedecked with the national
colors, i tie Tort ISvron Silver band.
under the leadership of C. C. Coyne,
discoursed music during the after
noon, and the only disappointing
matter was the lact that the day lire
works failed to arrive, but a letter
was read by Official Scorer Cooper
from Hart. & Bah n sen company to
secretary Charles Aicuugn explain
ing that they were unavoidably de
laved in transit by reason of the
strike and expressing regret that the
nrm was uname 10 itirnisn mem, as
ine races proved interesting in
nearly every instance, and some were
close and exciting, lhe judges were
Messrs. C. II. Deere, L. S. MeCahe
and William Wiman, with the co
operation of Mrs. Stuart Harper an
Mrs. William Butterworth. Tau
Kamser acted as starter, and J. V
Cooper as scorer, while James Cow
den and August Lamp guarded the
I he first race was the novice, 1
mile, in which E. Brookmnn, B. D,
Welch, Ed Ramser. Jay E. Elliott
and M. A. Steel, of Rock Island; C
1. Skinner and F. W. Metzgar, o
Moline, and C. W. Tierce, of Daven
port, were entered. Metzgar fell on
itie ursi Miiaricr, and .steel was
fouled and also fell. The- lirst prize,
the Columbian cup, went to elch
anil the Boston shoe store bicycle
shoes to Kamser, I rook man being
third. Skinner fourth. Tierce fifth
Elliott sixth. The time was 2:35,
For the quarter mile open, Eruil
Sehaerges and 1 rank . Metzgar, of
Moline. Charles Schakc, M. Hurlbert,
C. W. Tierce, Fred B. Gleason and C.
T. B'lyschou, of Davenport, and M
A. Steel, of Kock Island, were en,
tered. Steel met with niisfortun
again in being thrown on the last
(juarter, and the lirst prize, a gold
watch, of the D. & It. I. Kailway
company, was won by Hurlbcrt, and
(ileasoii got the second prize.thc Me
Intyrc .V Keek Dry Goods company
silk umbrella, Boyschou being third
Tierce fourth, Sehake li f Lb. and
Sehaerges sixth. Time 33 seconds.
The half-mile race for boys under
11. had two entries, W. II. Montelins
of Davenport, and Harry Smythe
Jr., of Kock Island. Montelins won
G. O. Huckstacdt's lirst prize medal
and the bicycle glomes, given by
tieorge liennclt, went to Smythe
1 line !::.
The Event of the Day.
The mile open race was the even
of the day, being spirited and close
from start to linish. The contest
ants were Charles Schake, M. Hurl
bert, Fred B. Gleason and C. T. Boy
sehau, all of Davenport. Boyschaa
won, with Hurlbcrt second, Schake
third and Gleason fourth. Time
2:27 The first prize was the 20
suit offered by M. & K., and the sec
ond a rocking chair by Clemann &
Then came the 100-vard slow race.
Tbere were 12 entries, and two starts
were necessary before Fred B. Glea
son succeeded hi wiggling up to the
line in 2:21, with C. T. Boyschau, Jr.,
econd, the time being 2:24. The first
prize was a sweater from the Lon
don, and the second a bicycle lock
ouered by J. w. Stewart.
In the 2-mile handicap race, Ar
thur Walker, of Moline, was entered
at 250 yards; E. Bronkman, of Rock
Island, at 300 yards; C. T. Skinner.
of Moline, at 275; Charles Schake, of
Davenport, at 150; Ed Kamser, of
Bock Island, at 300: r . W. Metzgar,
of Moline, at 200; r. B. Gleason, of
Davenport, at 200, and C. T. Boy.
schau, of Davenport, scratch. The
latter won, with Gleason second,
Hurlbert third and Kamser fourth,
the others withdrawing during the
race. The time was 4-64. The first
prize was a bicycle clock of Kamser
& Son, and the second a pair of bicy
cie pants irom !. t. uorn
ine contest lor one mue, boys un
Icr 18, was won by F. B. Gleason, of
Davenport, and Frank Ganahl, rf
Kock Island, second, these being the
only entries. Time 2:5G'. The lirst
prize was a bicvole lamp, presented
by John Koch, and the second a pair
of bicvele shoes given by George
lhe 1-niile S-minute class found
but two entries M. Hurlbert, of
Davenport, and B. D. Welch, of Rock
island, lhe former won, the latter
taking second prize. It was a pret
tv race witn time i:Ui. lhe prizes
were: urst, silver match safe,
Bleuer Bros.; second, bievclc shoes.
Y right & Greenawalt
Here on the program a mile against
time was wheeled by J. Smith, of th
city, who made, the 4-time circuit in
The mile county championship race
was participated in by C. T. Skin
ner, of Moline, Ed Kamser, of Kock
Island, F. W. Metzgar. of Moline,
and J. E. Elliott, of Kock Island
Metzgar won; Ramser second, Skin
ner third, Elliott . fourth. Time
ou. lhe prizes were, nrsl. Uunlap
hat. tv J-Iovu it Stewart; second
rocker, bv Clemann & Salzniann.
The 5-mile hanJicap had four en
tries Arthur Walker, of Moline, at
400 vards: C. T. Boyschou, of Daven
port, scratch; Jav E. Elliott, of Rock
Island, 410, and M. A. Steel, of Kock
Island, 300. Bovschou won, with
Steel second. Elliott third and Walk
er fourth. The lirst prize was a $40
gold medal given by Charles McIIugh
:ind the second a cupoiTered bv H. D.
i lie events concluded with grace.
ful lady riding bv the little Misses
Kate Elliott and Emily Lambert for
the prizes offered bv McCabe Bros'.
W;llet French had his eyes badly
burned by the use 01 powder. Dr,
fcvster attended hiui
Harvey tianmgan, the infant son
01 air. and Mrs. John rianniiran, was
burnt slightly under the left eye by
it firecracker Tuesday evening. The
cracker was thrown by some careless
person into the child's face
Tomniie McQuaid. a little fellow
living at 2814 Fifth-and-a-half ave
nue, met with a painful accident.
The boy was playing with some pow
der, .when it became limited and
burned his face. Dr. Hollow bush at
1. asd, 01 itevnoids. met with a
sad accident at his home yesterday
morning. He had in his hand two
giant firecrackers, one of which he
lit. Someone started to talk to hini
and by mistake lie threw away the
unlit cracker and held the other,
which explode 1, terribly lacerating
the right hand.
George Lothringer. the Fifth ave
nue grocer, met with a most serious
accident yesterday morning. Mr.
Lothringer had lighted a large giant
cracker, and before he could throw it
away it exploded in his right hand,
tearing and lacerating the lingers in
a most frightful manner. Drs. Barth
& Hollowbush attended to the in
jured member, and though the young
man may be laid up for sometime,
yet the explosion might have been
attended with more serious results.
An alarm of fire at 10:30 last even
ing called the department to the res
idence of II. T. Custer. The depart
ment quickly responded and had the
lire under control in a very short
time. The damage was very slight.
Fire broke out in the residence of
Eli Mosenfelder, on Twentieth street
and Ninth avenue, at 4 o'clok yester
day morning. The lire department
responded promptly, and had it un
der control before $50 worth of dam
age had been done. The fire started
from a defective chimney.
Fire did $200 worth of damage to
the house of W. Fricstat. on Seventh
avenue and Twenty-fifth street, yes
terda' morning. The fire originated
in a firecracker setting tire to a gar
ment which had bee.i placed in a
closet, after it was supposed it was
smothered, and from this it spread
through the entire room. It was
finally subdued with the use of
Andali sia, July 5. Andalusia in
dulged in the most elaborate celebra
tion ever attempted here yesterday.
There was a brilliant street parade,
headed by the Hawkeyc brass band,
ot Buffalo, and including floats, etc ,
under the direction of J. H. Bullard,
E. J. Jones and S. E. Thompson, and
at noon the exercises commeoced
with music by the Hawkeye band,
followed by the singing of
Marching Through Georgia" br a
little girls' chorus, the invocation by
Rev. Waerman, the song "America"
and the reading of the Declaration of
Independence by B. F. Ballard.
There were songs, declamations, etc.,
and music, the whole affair being in
charge of Messrs. J. G. Britton and
The oration was delivered by B. D.
Connelly, of Rock Island, and it
proved a magnificent patriotic effort.
In setting out, Mr Connelly said:
LADIES AMI GENTLEMEN: A ming
led feeling of pleasure and patriotic
pride comes o'er me at being allowed
to address you on this, our nation's
Just one hundred and eighteen
years ago to-day was hatched the
greatest bird that ever spread its
pinions to the light of day. the Amer
ican eagle, in the form of an infant
republic. That bird was hatched
from thirteen eggs; its eyra was dis
covered one beautiful October morn
ing more than four centuries' since
by that bold and fearless navigator.
to whose memory in the past few
months the nations of the world.
civilized and uncivilized, have been
paying homage, through that mag
nificent triumph of human intellect,
skill and genius, the Magic city
even now disappearing from view.
In the early part ot the seventeenth
century there was laid in that cvra
an egg in the shape of a band of
pioneers from beyond the trackless
ocean seeking liberty at all hazards
Soon another, and another, and an
other, until the number reached
thirteen. Yet tbey all combined
produced but one offspring. The
vital warmth nourishing this embryo
republic was produced by a friction
of tvrrany, oppression and injustice
engendered on the part of the mother
country, England, iruly 13 was an
unlucky number for proud old Eng
land when on the 4th day of July,
177(5, this same young eagle stepping
forth a lledgling, inhaled the air of
freedom, expanded its lungs, gave
utterance to a mighty scream, the
voice of 3,000,000 people, and tri
umphautly sailed into the upper
ether, breaking for once and for all
the restraining bonds of England.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, that
eagle screams with the voice of GO,
000,000 people in the proudest, the
greatest and the grandest common
wealth of time our country. Our
country is a theme that awakens in
the heart of every true American
feelings that must find utterance. In
that elder day, to be a Koman was
greater than to be a king. In this
latter day, the Koman of old would
fade into insignificance beside the
Search the world over, from the
time of Adam to the present; search
history through, from her earliesr
page to her last, and you will not find
a nation but that would be to the
United States even as the river to the
I believe the young Englishman
was about right when he wrote back
home that "this is a wonderful coun
try; the United States is bounded on
the north by the Aurora borealis, on
the south by the equator, on the east
by the rising sun, anil on the west by
the day of judgment.
Ladies and gentlemen we know we
are a great nation and we have a
right to feel proud of it. We would
be unjust to the memory of our fore.
fathers did we not appreciate the
efforts in our behalf "to secure the
blessings of liberty to ourselves and
our posterity." What a noble senti
ineut breathes in those words. Thev
secured the blessings of liberty fo
themselves and their posterity. It
remains for us to see that those bles
sings are held inviolate for our pos
terity. Our forefathers secured
those blessings at a terrible price.
Sacrifices, hardships, burdens alnio
unendurable were thrown into the
scale with liberty against oppres
sion, and oppression's scale went up.
and up, and up. and liberty's scale
went down, and down, and down
and to this day the balance remain
in liberty's favor. May it be ever
Having secured our independence
we were just embarking on that
stormy sea of national existence
Many and many a time have we been
beset by dangers that threatened to
swamp our staunch old vessel, but
she rides the wave in safety, heedless
of the storms that gat bur around her.
The breath of liberty fills her sails
and with liberty as an impelling
force, woe betide the hapless craft
that dares to eross ner bow.
There is magic in that word, lib
erty. It has no synonym, yet it has
a hundred meanings. lime and
again have those memorable word
of Tatrick Henry recurred to me: "I
care not what course others may
take, but as for me, give me liberty
or give me death. 1 bat is the sen
timent that gave us freedom; that i
the sentiment that will preserve it,
It was that same love for liberty that
prompted many a patriot a genera
Hon since, to leave borne and friend
and all most dear and respond with
alacrity to his country's call, when
(Continue 1 on Tiiid agc .)
A Little "Beauty Book
y 130 pasta na akin sad seals', care of thenatr, .
prearvattoa of the oMnpfxJua. removal of
motes, wriakltis, pimple, supernaoas
aalr, eearma and all skta htomUhes,
ta kor the result ot XI years' prao.
. Ucalaspeiirnos treating thusUa,
rice lue. mall'
John H. Woodbury
1 1 070. IHW, 424SS..N.T.
A FEW COOL
- It's uncomfortably warm and you ought to have
some cool underwear, a Negligee shirt, some Lisle thread
hose, and a thin hot weather coat and vest. No one is as
well prepared to offer you the largest variety of the new
est goods as cheap as
SIMON l MOOENFELDER.
Our Underwear Department is full to overflowing
with the best things this and foreign countries have to
offer. You can buy
The Finest American Maco Balbriggan at 60c.
The Celebrated Bon Bon French Balbriggan at 75c.
Good Netting underwear at 25c.
Good Halbriggan Underwear at 25c.
Gauze Underwear at 10c, a better grade at 1 c.
Scribben's Tatcnt Elastic Seam Drawers at 88c.
Tcpperell Jean Drawers, well made at 25c.
Hot Weather Coats and Vests in Every Shade
You Could Wish For.
The new Japanese Wash Goods. Coat and Vest for.. $2.50.
The Genuine Pongee Silk Coat $5.00, Vest 1.50.
Genuine Serge Coats and Vests 1.00, f.VOO and.. .. 6.50.
Genuine Mohair Coats and Vests, new shades at. . . . 2.59.
Klack Alpaca Coats 1.60 to 2.50.
The Finest French Washable Flannel Coat and Vest 5.00.
SHIRTS The grandest line ever seen. The celebrated
Monarch shirt collars attached or detached. Fine Goods
at 75c, fl.00, f 1.25. The eagle shirt with non-shrinkable
band in cool fabrics. We will save you from 25c to 75c on
fine shirts. Our shirts are the finest made, and fit as well
as the best "Made to Order.
We show the prettiest, nobbiest Straw Hats In the town.
Simon & Hosenf elder
One Price Clothiers.
Rock Island House Corner.
To be Given
AND THIS IS THE WAY WE WILL DO IT
We have placed in each one of our two stores a glass money
box containing $25 in United States bank notes, which will be
given to the person opening the box. The way we give tho
keys is simply this: With every CASH PURCHASE of one dol
lar or more you can pick out any key you choose. The boxes
containing the money are now on exhibition in both stores.
The key that will open the box has mixed among the others by '
well-known business men, so that there is no fraud connected
with it. The more keys yon get the more chances yon have in
getting the money. The boxes will be opened between Novem
ber 10 and 15. Now don't think that we have advanced the
prices on shoes, for such is not the case, as we are selling
shoes just as cheap as ever. Remember the place
1712 Second avenue.
Of Carriages, Harness,
Laprobes, Whips, etc.
Remember that you can always find the latest styles
and largest assortment in the tri-cities at
Hason's Carriage Works
Ladies that do their own housework
or cultivate flowers will find our
Just the thing, as they not only protect the
hands, but keep them soft and white. Trj
IN DRESS SHIELDS we offer great bar-
gains. The (ioodyears Seamless Stockinet
are impervious, and can be washed or
cleaned. Also the rubber lined Zephyr and
Silk Shields in stock.
We are headquarters for Garden Hose, Reels, Sprinklers, Mackin
toshes and Rubber Clothing, Hospital Supplies and
Rubber Goods of all kinds.
WILSON, HAIGHT & CO.
207 Brady Street, Davenport.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 sec::3 ayec:e.
1712 Second Arcane.