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Twin-City Columbian Celebration.
WAS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT
The Indastrial Parade and Other
opranra of Columbia park.
The .r-im m Pyrotechnic Uiaplay
Kver Seen la Thia Breiloa
Other Features of tae Way
and Hi. If niODHtrailon.
The Columbian Fourth, toward which
the twin cities of Rock Is!nd and Moline
have been looking hdi! striving in their
joint effort and plan, has p9sed and, a)
things considered has . proven the mos
eventful in the histOTJ of the two cities
While the weather conditions of the
past wetk, and the i ih water particular
ly, interfered to a very serious extent wit h
the execution of the plans on the bust
arranged for, the celebration was never
theless a success and a grand affair ger -erally
speaking. The weather of tbe
week before had among other thing!
blocked the progress of the improve
ments at the grounds, Bnd tbej:r.rd
stand had to go over without a roc f,
while the rain of Saturday left the newly
made track in an aim ist impassable cor
The committee in whose charge the
plans and details of the demonstration
had been placed had, as the events of the
day fully emphasized, permitted their
Real in their determination to clear he
expenses involved in the arrangement of
the grounds, and thereby avoid, if pos
sible, the use of the promissory note to
which public spirited citizens had ip
pended their signatures to insure the
funds necessary, to override their jo.ig
ment, and bad placed the admission to
the grand-stand too high. As the after
noon advanced the mistake was seen and
the admission cut down from 50 to 25
cents, while at night instead of charging
50 cents for seats and 75 for rese:ved
seats, the grand-stand was thrown open
for 25 cents a seat. A large cumbe r of
people were of the opinion that a wise
plan would have been tn the beginnicg to
have fenced in the grounds and charged
10 cents admission to the grounds and 25
to the amphitheatre. Tuere were two
reasons why this plin was impost ible.
ine nrst was tnat tnere was a s rong
objection to charging admission t the
grounds of a Fourth of July cerebri.' ion
and the othvr was that under no eircum
stances would it haye been possi )le to
have had the grounds entirely fenced.
The heavy rain of Saturday aftcnoon
destroyed a number of floats, toe, that
were rn course of preparation ant dis
couraged others, and the consequenie
was that much disappointment was oc
casioned by the non -appearance of floats
that had been anticipated.
TFtE DAY'fl CEIjEBKATION.
The day's celebration opened with a
flag raising from the roof of the Armory
building at 5 o clock in tne mornir e by
the Hodman Rifles, which with tic co
operation of Company L, of Freeport.
fired a military Ealute from the roof of
The parade in Rock Island formed at
10 o'clock on Market square and Second
avenue under the direction of 1 arshal
B. Winter and his aids, C. F. C-aetjer,
Julius Junge and V. Dauber. The
column formed promptly and a few min
utes after 10 moved east on Second ave
nue toward Columbia park whr re the
Moline portion of the pageant wi.s to be
met. The procession as it started from
Rock Island was headed by a plat on of
police in charge of Chief Miller f llowed
by the patrol wagon, after which came
Bleucr's handsomely uniformed band of
20 men. Next came four companies of
I. N. 6. as follows: tbe Rodman Rifles
with 30 men in charge of Capt Channon,
Company H, of Monmouth, with 25 men
in charge of Capt. Clarke. Com
pany D, of Cambridge, vith 30
men in charge of Capt. Meloy,
and Company L of Freeport with 40
men in charge of Capt. Faubel. The mil
itary feature was a pleasing one all of
the companies making an excel en t ap
pearance. Lieut. Col. Foster of Chicago
was in general charge of the Rn :k Island
portion of the mil'tta with Capt. Clarke of
Monmouth adjutant commander, Capt
Channon of Rock Island, Capt. Meloy of
Cambridge, Capt Faubel, of Fre ;port,and
Lieut. Turnbull of Monmouth in charge
of the column.
The Tri-Clty Traveling Men'e as30ciai
tion was next in line, headed by J. W.
Welch, president of the Rock Island as
sociation and Frank Smith president of
the Davenport association. Trcre were
50 knights of the grip in tine each
carrying a Japanese umbre la which
made a very pretty appear ince. St
lohn's branch of the Western Catholic
Union with 50 men came next, it being
followed by St. Anthony's Bcciety with
50 men, St. Joseph's branch of the West
ern Catholic Union followii g with 40
men. The latter carried a handsome
banner costing over $100, just purchased,
which was carried for the first time yes
Next in line came
he first being Columbus Discovering
imerica by The London. it was de
ugned and arranged by Fred Loeb and
was a good representation of that his
torical event, showing Columbus and his
band in the act of landing. Hi Stocum,
represented Columbus, Julius Johnson,
John Thurman, John Johnson and Oscar
Green natives and L. Hudson a Spaniard.
The next float was the one arranged by
Lloyd & Stewart, showing Washington
and his cabinet, the father of his country
being represented by Frank N. Skiles,
while Will Copp impersonated Alexander
Hamilton, Will Don, Thomas Jefferson;
Will Kinner, John Knox, and Edward
Henry, John Jay. They appeared in
colonial costumes, making the float a
handsome one. Mclntire Bro's.
representation of that famous chief
Black Hawk was arranged by Abe
Cohn and was gotten up in a very unique
manner, Paul Cleland impersonated
Black Hawk while Bert McKinley
Will Gates and Ed Gates were cos
tumed as some of his
warriors. Thv panoramic float repre
senting the "Dattle of Lake Erie," and
the Merrimac and Monitor designed by
Weyerh;v:rser & Denkmann was next,
which was followed by Warnock & Ral
ston's representation of Black Hawk's
Watch Tower, showing the old chief on
the lookout. "The Old Woman that
Lived in a Shoe" by M. & K. was next in
line and showed that mythical old lady in
her accustomed place. The Woman's
Relref Corps float of "Leaving Home"
showing the recruiting, office in 1861 was
next in place, this being followed by a
fl at arranged by Buford post, G. A. R.
showing camp life, the Sons of Veterans
coming next with another handsome
float of "Life on the Field." Other pan
oramic, historical and mercantile floats
were as follows:
Penu Tank Lino Company, one float. JB
C. S. Schneider, grocer, one float.
G. O. Iluckataedt, furniture, one float,
(juiulxn Bros., grocer, one float.
Benson, feed store, one float.
I). Hoy Bowlbv. two floatn.
Cyclone Roller Mill, one float.
David Don. one float.
Iudustrial Home association, representation of the
proposed rmiimn;: on Twentieth stiver.
Clemaan St Sal.mann, furniture, one float.
I'uiou : riming company, one float.
OeorgO W. Aster Co., one float.
The procession moved east along
Twentieth street, Fourth and Fifth ave
nues to the Columbian grounds where it
met the Moline contingent, tbe following
muking up the parade frorr. that city:
Platoon of police,
flight Unaru bund.
Col. eTendenin and aides.
Iaj Kittilsen nnd e'ol. Kokter.
Comj-any M. of Ottawa.
Com.uiny F. of Moline.
Moline Turner societies.
Moline Whec men, -J5 men.
Discoverv of America by the Norsemen in the
year 1000, IVerc & Co.
Di-covery of the Missis-ippi by De Soto, Barnard
Signing of the -Declaration, W. II Carpenter & Co.
Bock Island Arsenal. Moline Wagon Company.
Cotton eJin, Hollae MaBeab'.e Iron Company,
High water in lS'J-2. W. A. Dierolf.
Woman washing. Mo ine Ktectr e Laundry.
Liberty Bel; Faatoaa Clo hint' company.
Battle Bar ker Hill. Mmock, GoeM to,
Key-tone. Head ,fc Groom .
Manufacturing furn tare. Moline Furniture Com
Kock Island and Moline consolidated in 1800 with
a population of KiO.OOo. Davia A Company.
The Moni'or and Merrimac, Williams, White &
Surrender of Corwailis, D. M. Becatel Carriage
After meeting on the Columbian
grounds, the two processions massed and
marched and counter .marched in front of
THE K9SHIKG EXERCISES.
Immediately following the review of
tbe procession came the flag raising, the
audience by direction of Capt. J. M.
Bear.lsley giving three cheers for the
starry banner as it was unfurled to the
breeze. Then came the singing of the
"Star Spangled Banner'' by the Chorus
of Ten Hundred school children directed
by Prof. Hartsough, with instrumental
accompaniment of 75 pieces, or the con
solidation of the three bands, Bleuer's,
Otto's and the Light Guard led by Prof.
Ogden. Columbia park was thereupon
declared formally opened. Then came
the singing of "Columbia" by Prof.
Hartsough's chorus, and Prof. Ogden's
band accompaniment. Next, ' 'A merica'
wss similarly rendered, the singing of the
children being beautiful and a great
credit to Frof. Hartsough, while the ac
companiment spoke volumes for Prof. Og
den's ability as a musician and band
Immediately following came the re
view of the Sixth Regiment by Col. Wil
liam Clcndenin, the Light Guard band of
Moline, with Charles Stoddard as drum
major, acting as military band. This
military feature furnished by the excel
lently drilled companies of the Illinois
National Guard was much enjoyed and
appreciated, as was the dress parade that
THE ATHLETIC SPORTS
for medals and cash prizes were
yery interesting and were won
as follows: Wheelbarrow race, won
by Andrew Nelson of Moline. Three
legged race woe by Otto Speckman and
Gus Lohse, of Rock Island. Sack race
won by Gus Lohse. Egg and spoon race
won by Gus Lohse. One-hundred yard
sprint, H. Hues, Rock Island first, An
drew Nelson, Moline second. Ba6e ball.
Arcades of Rock Island ys Athletics of
Moline, won by Arcades, 10 to 8. The
class turning tor the Columbian pennant
was won by the Forwards of Moline, the
Concordias second and Rock Islands
third. The individual turning was won
as follows: First, Harry Armour of the
Oakdale club. Rock Island; second, John
Hoffman of the Davenport Turners; third,
Walter Lancaster of the Oakdales, and
fourth, Will Scbumaker of tbe Rock Isl
T e judges were A. H. Wilke of Free
port, E. M. Wright of Omaha, E A.
Vaughn of Cambridge, William Harding of
West Chester, I a ..Joseph Harding of Ains
worth, la., and Dr. J. H. Reiter of Os
borne, 111. The bicycle race was post
poned and will be held on the grounds
later and the hose cart race was declared
off on accouut of the poor track.
THE AFTERNOON FIREWORKS.
The exhibition of the Hirayama Japa
nese day fireworks had just fairly com
menced when the rain came down, and
the display was at an end, what part of
the features that was not used being de
stroyed. The novelty was greatly appre
ciated as far as it went, and included a
number of comical and curious forms,
such as human beings, dragons, animals,
globes streamers, etc., which floated in
mid air aud descended slowly to the
A GOROEOUS DISPLAT.
The crowning feature of the day's
events was the pyrotechnic display at
night. The elements which had inter
fered so disastrously with the other por
Hons of the programme could not have
been more propitious. Thousands of
people thronged the grounds and occu
pied the seats in the amphitheatre. The
exercises opened with the Songs of the
Six Hundred with Prof. Palmer Hart
sough as director, the excellent training
of the great chorus of adult voices being
as were the features of the morning pro
gramme, in the highest sense complimen
tary to Prof. Hartsough, The musical
numbers in their order were: "Hear the
Mighty Music," "My Own Native Land,"
"Banner of Beauty," and "Lift Up Your
Then came the fire works features com
posing in all the richest and most gor
geous exhibit of pyrotechnic wonders
and novelties evtr wi'.nessed in this sec
tion of the country. The display was
furnished through the agency of McNevin
& Gansert, of Rock Island, and by the
Consolidated Fire Works company of
America. Nick Young, a special expert,
came from St. Louis and ditected the ex
hibit. It would be impossible to describe
in detail the various pieces, the pro
gramme which was carried out without a
h.t h or halt, being presented in fall:
Palate of Aerial Maroon".
Magical Prismatic nomination.
Set Piece "Hock Island and Moline. Consolidated
1 opulation lWK), 103,011 )."
tirand i isplay of L-irge Rockets.
Set Piece ':Ciattling Battery."
"Flight of Geysers, or l"n.h.-c!l-LS of Fire."
Exhibition of Fancy Display Rocket-
Discharge of Flo'al B.imb-hell-. "
Set Piece -July 4th."
Exhibition of "Dragons' Nests, or Sancissions."
Flight of "Combination Rocket-."
Set Piece "Tree of Liberty."
"Louqnct of lVlines."
Grand Set Place --American Eagle."
Display of Exhibition Trumpeters."
"Releases of Imported Japanese Bombshells."
Passage of Mammoth Sockets.
Grand Jet Piece "shield of America."
Combination Flight of Mammoth Dom'istu l'c ami
eiratd Set Piect "Gambrinus "
Qfsnd Set piece prosperity.1
A Magnificent Temple Piece "Columbus and
Grand Combination "Good Niglu.''
The result of the celebration, taking it
all in al1, will undoubtedly be the perma
nent establishment of the Twin City Col
umbian association, and the immediate
conversion of the grounds into shape for
the purposes originally contemplated for
exhibition, fair, park and genera', public
Young America was jubilant.
There were no fires fortunately, though
there was plenty of powder and smoke.
There were a number of very hand
some street and house decorations.
The fact that the day passed without a
mishap at the Columbian grounds is
A salute of 44 guns, one for each state
in tbe Union was fired at noon yesterday
from the Arsenal opposite the Columbian
It is estimated that there were between
15.000 and 20,000 strangers in the three
cities during the day all drawn here by
the Twin City Columbian celebration.
Tbe people of Hampton indulged in a
Fourth of July celebration of the good
old fashioned kind. An oration was de
livered oy 8. W. Scarle, of Rock Island,
and in the evening there was a yery
creditable display of fireworks.
The street cars hauled more people on
the lines on this side of the river than
they have ever hauled before on the com
bined lines of the system on a single oc
casion, and gave splendid servic3 to the
Columbian grounds and to the Tower
The eyents of the day demonstrate the
succet s of the Columbian exposition pro
ject beyond a doubt. The accessibility
of the grounds and the great possibilities
in their arrangement were apparent to
all. Now for Labor day and Pompeii
the sam a week.
Capt. M. W. Lyons, chairman of the
general committee on arrangements, is a
host in himself. He wts on the grounds
from early dawn until the last light went
out and in bis work he was actuated en
tirely by patriotic instincts and public
spirit and pride in the community in
which he resides.
In Davenport yesterday was a 3 -fold
anniversary, being in addition to the na
tion's natal day, the birthday of ex-Street
Supt. E. W. Baker of that city and now
purser of Capt. A.J. Wh'tnay'e fleet, and
also of B. F. Tdlinghast the talented
managing editor of the Davenport Demo
There was unfortunately one gate
keeper at the west entrance to the am phi
theatre who made a nuisance of himself
on several occasions during the day by
overstepping his authority, and at the
evening entertainment, one citizen and
one who had done as much for the sue
cess of the day as any one in the two
cities, came very nearly having a passage
at arms with the obnoxious gate tender.
A number of ladies living on FirBt and
Second avenues between Tenth and
Twelfth streets, arranged for a pyro
technic display of their own, which oc
curred in front of Capt. C. W. Durham's
house on First avenue in the presence of
250 people between 9 and 10 o'clock.
The display was highly creditable, being
managed by M. Lee Gait as master of
ceremonies, assisted by W. 8. Knowlton.
In nearly all the city churches the Sun
day services were conducted with reference
to the great national holiday. At Trinity
the church was handsomelv decorated
with the national colors, and where tbe
Rodman rifles and Company L of Freeport
attended in a body, Rev. R. F. Sweet
pleaded a beautiful and eloquent sermon .
At the First M. E. Buford Post 243,
G. A. R. and Relief Corps and Sons of
of Veterans attended and Rev. F. W.
Merrell preached a sermon especially de
signed for the occasion. In the evening
the Women's Home Mission society held
its annual patriotic service.
At the First Baptist Sunday evening a
Columbian service was held, and E. D.
Sweeney delivered an able and patriotic
FOURTH OF JULY ACCIDENTS,
A Han Killed Above Sloline and a
hi Id Drowned at Port Byron.
John R. Evens, of Monmouth, aged 25
years, one of the excursionists from that
city who came to Rock Island yesterday
was found dead between the tracks of the
Rock Island road three miles east of Mo
line at an early hour this morning. The
body was not mutilated, but bore evidence
about the head of death having resulted
from concussion. The body was brought
back to Moline and an inquest held by
Coroner Hawes, the verdict of the jury
being tbe man came to his death by falling
from C, R. I. & P. train No. 4, and no
blame being attached to any one. The
man is supposed to haye left the city by
the wrong road while intoxicated, and
finding his mistake, jumped from tbe
train while it was at full speed his head
striking on a rock or tie.
The Firefly coming up this morning on
the Roek Island road ran upon s young
lady about 20 years of age, who was
walking along tbe track. The engineer
whistled, but the woman instead of stop
ping walked onto a bridge and stepped
aside fo: the train to stop. The engine
s'ruek her however, and knocked her
into the creek, (lowing beneath and she
was drowned before she was reached.
The body could not be identifhd.
A 5-year-old little daughter of Thomas
Purccll and wife, of Port Byron, fell into
an open cistern at their house there yes
terday morning and was drowned. No
one saw the accident and the whereabouts
of the child was not known for some
time, until search was made and the body
discovered. The funeral occurred there
this afternoon .
A Vonnff t'yrlonc.
The upper and eastern portions of
Scott county were swept by a young
cyclone Saturday afternoon resulting in
the greatest damage e7er done by a storm
in that county. The northern part of
Davenport township and Pleasant Valley
township constituted the scene of the
greatest destruction. A large number of
buildings, trees and shrubbery was dam
aged. The nature of the storm was
something of a cloud burst.
The storm took the roof off Shephard's
mill and house on the Iowa side about a
mile aboye Hampton, and then crossed
the river striking the farm of George W.
Bowles about a mile above Hampton,
destroying an immense barn on the
premises, and tore through the timber
toward the bluff, demolishing a barn on
Peter Gamble's place and destroyed the
tower the government surveying corps
erected. Jacob Cewe's house was moved
off its foundation, but no other serious
The board of education held a special
session Saturday evening. The resi na
tions of Mieses Sarah G. Bagnall, Etta
McDonald, Lucy S. Pee z and Jennie A.
Dolly were accepted.
Miss A. Laura Hill was appointed
principal of No 5 at $75 per month.
The report of the finance committee
was approved and the annual report
ordered published in The Argcs and
The foilowing bills were allowed:
Charles Fiebig.f 1 .95; Port Byron Lime
association, 40 cents; Rock IsUnd Lum
ber company. f36 55; Henry Dart's Sons.
55 cents; Woodyatt music house, 5;
C. C. Taylor. 60 cents; Mclntire Bros.,
58 cents; McCabe Bros., $15.12; Huber
& Peetz $220; 8. 8. Kemble, $7.10;
total, 8287 85.
Characteristics of Hood's Sarsaparilla:
The largest sale, the most merit, the great
est cures Try it, and realize its benefits.
Flooded out of
wing to the high water which has flooded
our basement department, we have been com
pelled to move everything out. We have no
storage and are obliged to make a quick gale of it.
Borne goods got wet and oth rs only damp all
may rust or mold if not properly cared for or die
We ahall open up on Thnrf dav a. a . in onr
anner on Eighteenth street, sonth of tbe Rock
Island National Bank, in the rooms formerly the
Ferguson Insurance Coal of these goods which
we can display and sha!. seU them out aa rapidly
Sale absolute imperative neee:si:y to move
these goods by taking a loss now or inMir a still
greater loss by depreciation. We do not expect
to get this stock systematically arranged bnt shall
name prices that will start it off quick.
Come in r.nd loDk aroni d add see what von can
find that is cheap.
1720, 1722 and
GO TO THE
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
For your Summer Footwear.
Men's Dongola Oxfords $1,75 and $2.00,
Men's Patent Leather Oxfords $2.00 and $2 50,
Men's Working Shoes in Coiig. or Lac-, $1 15 a pk
cheap at $1 50
Ladies' pat. tip cloth top Shoes $2.00 and upwards.
Ladies' Booties only $1.60, worth $2 00,
Ladies' Oxfords, patent tip, all solid, only $1 10 ajrn
A fall line of Lawn Tennis goods, for large and sml.
from 50c and up.
In addition to these low prices we are giving away fr
an elegant life tuze Crayon Portrait.
Call and get a card and ask for particnlars.
Harper House Block. - 1S18 Second Avetv.
N. B Not open on Sundays.
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last 8 months and find I have been benefit
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, myself greatly indebted to you for my health
Therefore, I remain yours most sincerely,
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Tie Ropes Never Slip.
Hammock size plate or screw, 15 cents.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY, Sole Agent
1703 and 1705 Second STenue.
The stock is miscellaneous and eit -it ep
thousands of useful articles which i-. . -enumerated
A FEW OF THEM
Step ladders, step ladder chairs. r:re
wire window acreens, garden, lawn (ad i tv-tanai
patent mop sticks, short and long hand Ta-4
and spades, buck f.aws slightly rn-ted. kat 7-3-5--Carter's
best inks 2c per bottle, rol-'.ne vtve
each, children's toy broom", whisk brtow aa
All kinds of brusl.es, window brusV.a aM
waah, kaisomine and paint brushti, kj
shoe brushes, hair brns'ies all prices mi
clothebr-.-: e Sc and up, whips, ha'tera w.
les harness. e:c. sidd'e fur both mrntir bra.
Jumping ropes, tacks, tin-ware of all aun
few lawn mowers, Japanese lawn -c r.
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