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VOL, XL. NO. 102.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, FEBRUAKY 22, 1S92;
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A Notable Event in the World's
THE STATESMEN TAKE THE TOWN.
National Lawmakers fiiven the I rci .lom
of the City and a Lot of Information
llrf lliant Reception at Potter Palmpr'.
Ca!lfon the Lake Shore About 1,000
Persons Present A Vij.it to the I"aiT
Site That Gave the Congressmen Some
thing to Think About.
Ciik a.jo, Feb. 22. -Chicago is a host
jt:st now on a rather large scale. She is
entertaining about 30o persons from the
national capital an.l doing it in style, too.
DC course Chicago has an object in all this.
It has Im'coiiio
evident that there
are some, people
places in the land
who do not appre
the Garden City
Las taken the con
tract of giving
next year a good
many who have
no idea how much
THOMAS V. PALMES. work bas bot,n
done; how the plan and scope of the expo
sition have grown until they are away
ahead of anything heretofore given on the
footstool'' and much more extensive than
l-oiiks Snnif-uliat A nspiriuiis.
So it was decided to invite them here to
see for themselves. About J0O representa
tives and twenty senators accepted the in-
their wives. For
General 11 a v i s.
Harrison and ot ti
ers who had iK-en
appointed to see
to the credit of in:K(,Ton hen. pa vis.
Chicago were pretty busy Saturday, yes
terday and today. It was recalled that the
committee of Ul Chicagoans who went
down to Washington to secure from con
gress the fair left Chicago Feb. a),
190. They arrived in Washington Feb. 21.
The day after their arrival wa-s
Sunday, the 2Ud, and Monday, the 23d, at
6 oclock the vot was taken by which Chi
cago was chosen. Now, just two years
later, a return pilgrimage is made, and it
Is noted that the 2-Jd of February is -in it"
The Masses Welcomed Them.
The four trains conveying the congres
sional party arrived at the Grand Central
Mation Saturday be
tween the hours of 4
and 6 p. m. They
were met at the Grand
Central station by a
re presentative recep
tion committee; were
taken in carriages to
the Auditorium, the
Palmer House, or the
Grand Pacific hotel,
according to where
rtarV .' they had been "billet-
V vy ed " There 'trBS an
V V enthusiastic crowd of
thousands present to
MATOi: WASimrRNE. witness their arrival,
and it was as much as Lieutenent Arch
and a detail of policemen could do to keep
an open space for the visitors to alight
from the train and be escorted to carriages
in waiting in the spacious carriage-way.
Harrison and Fifth avenue for half a
block each way. was a solid mass of hu
manity. The waiting-rooms of the station
were crowded. The space between the
main entrance and the track-gates within
the train-shed was packed till it could
hold no more.
Decorated for the Occasion.
It was a gathering that numbered thous
ands. It was a good-natured crowd. It
was an enthusiastic crowd. It cheered for
everything. The Grand Central station
was gay with flags and bunting when the
special train bearing the congressional
visitors entered it. Over the gateway
leading from the train platform to the
waiting platform were festoons of all col
ors. Over the doorway leading to the
carriageway was more color. The great
semi-circle of electric lights that arches
the train-shed glowed with red, white and
blue lights. The national colors were dis
NOTED MEN IN THE PARTY.
Senators Fainter. Vilas and PefTer, and
Others Why This Visit.
The arrangements for the reception of
the party were perfect in detail and a very
thort tmf saw every one at home. Among
the best khown congressmen who came
were Senators Pal
mer, of Illinois;
Vilas of Wiscon
sin, and Peffer of
Kansas. The fa
mous Jerry Simp
son, of Kansas, was
probably shown as
much attention as
any other member
ol the congression
al delegation. Im
mediately after his
arrival at his room
he was fairly
z. 'S sv y Mir '
snowed undei with cards of visitors who
desired a personal interview. To many of
these requests the irrepressible congress
man from the Seventh Kansas district re
sponded, but there finally came a time
about 7:30 p. m. when he was forced to
cut them otL
All Willing to Help.
Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire,
is decidedly a friend of the fair. "I will
support ony reasonable proposition in its
bejialf," said he last evening. Congress-
man Ijcw Mtvtan, or imuois, is aixo a
World's fair enthusiast. A; hasn't cool
his blood, though it has whitened his hair,
and whatever measure for the benefit of
the fair comes up will gel his hearty sup
port. "I have uitvays Ijeeu warmly in
favor of the appropriation,'' said Senator
Opposition from the East.
I think the whole western representa-u-.u
in both houses is iu favor of the ap
propriation," said Representative W. H.
Harries, of Minnesota. The opposition
has been confined to eastern representa
tives, not from a political, but from a Geo
graphical standpoint. There were some
political promises made before the location
of the fair was fixed upon and to some ex
tent there is a disposition to say to Chi
cago: 'Kedeem your promises.' Still, I
think the appropriation will be made, and
as to whether it oes to the national or
local commission is not material."
Purpose of the Visit.
Then there were Senators Gallinger, of
Now Hampshire, Shoup, and Pettigrew,
Carut h and wife, En
loe and wife, Hayes
of Iowa, Springer,
Hopkins, T. J. Hen
derson, Houk, Dur
borow, Moses, Liv
ingston. Busey, Bur
rows, Yoder, Knud
son and others.
What are they here
for? Well, as inti
mated in the fore
going, they are here
for information. And the said informa
tion is expected to cause them to view an
appropriation incongress with liberal eyes.
The local board needs about JC.OiO.OuC
more than it now has in sight to complete
the work of construction. It would now
ask congress to give into the hands of the
Illinois corporation, of which it is tht
governing lMiard. if5.nnn.0ini to be applied tG
the work of construction.
THE FIRST ENTERTAiNMENT.
Potter Palmer's Castle on the Lake Shore
the Srt'l e.
Members of the nation's congress were
Saturday evening the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Potter Palmer. The magnificent
home of the Pal
mers on the Lake
Shore drive and
Schiller street whs
crowded with a
Fully 1,0(10 people
attended the recep
tion given in honor
of the senatoi-s and
addition to the vis
itors from Wash
ington Mrs. Pa!- J. c. BIT rows. .
mer had issued invitations to son of her
Chicago friends. The Pa! mer castle con
sists of a central court, running from the
first to the third floor, and around this
court are the parlors, libraries, reception
rooms, hallways, and conservatoaf. The
grand stainase is directly opposite the
mam hallway, and leads to the second
floor, which is arranged like the first.
A Very lirilliant Scene.
After the guests had laid aside their
wraps they stood around the open court
and looked down ou the first floor. The
scene tnere was
brilliant in the
toilets of the la
dies were rich and
the display of
jewels and flow
ers was beautiful.
Mr. and Mrs.
Pa 1 mer stood
near the grind
staircase and re
ceived the guests
as they came from
alove. Many of
the guests lin
gered long on the
second floor to JCiCF FEFFER.
watch the glittering pageant lielow. It was
a mingling moving mass of color. As soon
as the guests had met the host and hostess
they wandered through the big house at
their pleasure Some stood in the court
and chatted with friends, others went into
the beautiful conservatory and had cozy
tete-a-tetes. Cpon the third floor the Rus
sian court orrhestra was stationed and
played during the early evening.
The floral decorations were very elalxv
late. The grand staircase was banked
with flowers: pink carnations, springing
from a bed of delicate asparagus fern, cov
ered the carved wood balustrade, while
each landing was marked by tall white
liles. The decorations of the court, or
main hall, in which Mrs. Palmer received
her guests, were all rose color. The li
brary, with its heavy wood carvings, was
decorated entirely with orchids of various
hues and fantastic shapes. The drawing-
room, which is of white and gold, was re
lieved by a profusion of rich American
l'auties, while gilt pedestals placed about
the room were surmounted by cone-shaped
pyramids of this gorgeous flower relieved
by delicate niaider-hair ferus aud trailing
WHAT THE STATESMEN SAW.
How a Desert Has Keen Made to Blossom,
as It Were.
Yesterday the visitors did little but look
around the city and goto church, theso
who were that way inclined. Iu the after
noon many went to the Armour mission
where a special
service had been
morning at 10
o'clock the princi
pal business of the
visit was transac
teda trip to
Jackson Park. The
bout hern half of
the 644 acres com
park was.less than
a year ago, a waste
of sandhills. The 1 1
northern half was t H. HAP.BISOS.
cultivated. Now both are iu the way of
soon being a dream of beauty and grand
eur. The exposition work is going for-
wird at the expeuditure rate of $1,0U0,UU0
a month. The visitors from Washington
looked over a tract of ground whereon, as
already arranged for, will be placed the
best evidences of the wealth and progress
or sixty-nve countries aim provinces ot vne
world, and of thirty-live states aud terri
tories of the United States.
1 he Park a City in Itself. '
The main buildings ju wijich these ex
hibits are to be placed was found more
than half completed. The greater num
ber of these are under ro f mid one, at
least, is almost completed. The great
main building with its twenty odd acres
of flooring stands chief among them, a
monument to architectual and engineering
ingenuity. Everything was found upou
the same gigantic scale. With its electric
light, water works anil drainage plants,
Jackson park takes on the essential feat
ures of a great world's city iu itself, and
the exposition sti ii-t uios alone will repre
sent a total expenditure of c,Ouo,(Kjo.
They Saw a Sii-lit Worth Seeing.
They saw 4,H) men at work pushing
this tremendous j(,b to completion. If
any of t hem had ever been at Jackson park
they saw a change that was all but mar
velous. And they were impressed. It
was easy to see that some of them at least
had just got mi idea of how big a thing
this fair is. reclamations of surprise, ad
miration and delight were heard on every
hand as the party was taken through the
grounds. They were shown through
the modeling works, where the stall
statuary is being prepared. While
mere they walked t hrough the great mines
and mining building. Thence the routo
lay by rail to the naval exhibit in the
northeast corner of the grounds. Here on.
the highest oint in the exposition boun
daries a charming view of the whole site,
with the dark mass of the wooded island
bound in the silverv waters of the lagoon
in the foreground, stretched away at
the feet of the sightseers. And here they
took leave of it all and were whirled back to
the city full of wonder at the revelation
given them of the situation at the World's
I n rt her Lntrrtainiiients.
The principal events of the remainder of
the day are c m meet ed with the anniver
sary at celebrates ashn.gtolf s birth.
The Union league clubgives a celebration
at the Auditorium, and to this the whole
Washington delegation was invited. It
begins at 4:'M p. m. and Stewart h. Wood
ford is the orator. The club gives a ban
quet this evening, at which ninny of the
visitors will he present. The orators will
be Stewart K Woodford; Senator Daniel.
of Virginia, and President Gates, of Am
The Press Club Kccrpt ion.
All the newspaper correspondents and a
numln-r of the congressmen attended the
Press club reception yesterday afternoon.
1 he entertainment offered was pleasant
and novel. A mandolin orchestra played
popular airs while the guests were gather
ing, and the members of the club went
around through the crowd making friends
with the guests. Speeches were made by
.Major Handy, promoU r-general of the .
World's fair; Senator Gallinger of New-
Hampshire; Representative O'Neill, of St.
Louis; Senator Peffer and others.
Iowa Solons on the Kack.
Des Moines, Feb. 22. The senate Satur
day passed a resolution to invrfstigntn the
charge that two senators were captured in
a raid on a house of ill-fame recently. A
resolution to discharge Doorkeeper Belvel
for attacking Senator Finn went over. The
Democrats caucused later and decided to
censure Finn for assaulting Belvel.-
Iracged Seven Miles by a Train.
Cakthaoe, X. Y., Feb. 22. Ajb unknown
man attempted to board a train on the
Carthage and Adirondack railroad, nbont
two miles from Harrisville. In some way
he became fastened to a car and was
dragged through the snow about seven
miles. He was dead when found. Ilia
body was horribly mangled.
Itoyd Will Ask Adriee.
Lincoln'. Xeb., Feb. 22. Governor Boyd
has prepared a letter which will be sent
to all memljers of the legislature asking
their opiniuu as to the advisability of call
ing an extra session of the legislature. If
a majority appear to favor it it is presumed
that it will be convened.
The Loral Jlsrketa.
Office Rock Irland I)aii.t akd Wbbkiv A
Kock Island, IU.. Feb. !,
Wheat ffVl 90c.
Bran -Ktc per cwt,
Shife' nff- 1 .00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy. ; j.rairie, 313; cI0Ter
$&10; baled. Jil 50.
Batter Fslrto choice, ate: creamery, 38Q39c
Kges Freeh. fc!c: packed. )c.
Poultry Chickens, lOQ.H'i; turkey, 12'4c
docks, W.ic: geese, 10c.
FHCIT VD VESSTABLE".
Apples 75 per bbl.
Potatoes 80c. i
Cattle Butchers psy lor corn fed
Jt4i4'4c; cows and heifers S'J!4c;
etiep I ,5?Sc.
PUREST AND BEST;
AT LESSTHAN- i
price op other brands.
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