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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Saturday, July 16. 1892.
AU)Tr i ril fllTTT CJITITIT
UltlV A. I XllJli Oilllj.
Lively Progress at the World's
SEVEN THOUSAND MEN EMPLOYED
errlopliiK the IanlHcape Scheme and
. Perfecting the Drainage Rapid Pro.
;-' erre in Covering the OntsMe of the
Orent Rnilnings State Structures Get
ting Along A Railway Check That was
ITaed When All FasHengers Had to Stand
lp The Tress Pass Difficulty Settled.
Chicago, July 16. Some lively work is
In progress at Jackson park this week.
Seven thousand men are employed inside
the big high pine fence every day. The
landscape department has 35 men aod
fifty teams employed spreading black
Boil for flower beds, grading and seeding
the wooded island, getting sod from the
Bites of the state buildings and laying it
elsewhere and grading permanent roads.
Above 4,000 square yards of gravel have
been spread on roads and rolled. Water
and sewer pipe laying is employing 875
men, and tLey have about completed the
work of putting in pipes and fire stops in
the buildings, and are hurrying the work
of laying water and sewer pipe.
l'ntting on the Exterior Covering.
Balustrades around the terraced walls
of the interior waterways are beginning to
appear everywhere. The iron railings are
supported by immense short columns of
eta ft in imitation of stone. The work of
making and placing exterior covering
employe above eleven hundred men,
the force being equally divided between
the casting in the shops and the placing
of staff on the buildings. Two-thirds of
the floats for the "procession of the cen
turies" are done. The government build
ing is well along toward completion: its
dome is sheathed in and the ornamental
staff work is being placed around the main
, The States Hard at Work.
Of the state buildings the rough car
pentry work is done and the roof finished
for Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Wiscon
sin, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Con
necticut and Montana. These buildings
are fairly ready for interior plastering
and trim work. Those buildings for
which the foundations for the first floor
are laid are Colorado, Nebraska, Mary
land, Delaware. -Maine, Xew York, Cali
fornia, New Hampshire and Michigan.
Superintendent Jordan, who has been
placed in charge of the construction of
state buildings, says that the work on all
of them is well done and that a superior
quality of material is beintr used in their
construction. The brick walls for Great
Britain's building are being laid and the
site for Ceylon's building is graded.
HISTORICAL RAILWAY CHECK
lsed on the Klrst Knglish Railway A
Among various trophies secured by Chief
Smith, of t li? transportation department,
during his recent visit to Europe is a small
brass pocket piece resembling an ordinary
baggage check. It is worth more than its
weight in gold. It is of octagon shape.and
on the side is stamped the inscription "L.
& S.' Railway. Bagworth. No. 20." On
'the opposite side the number is repeated.
This relic represents the form of railway
tickets in use in 1532 for "open carriage
passengers" on the Leicester and Swan
nington railway. The distance covered by
the main line was a trifle over sixteen
miles, and the passenger fares cliarged
were 1) pence per mile.
No Seats for Passengers.
There was one class only; the passengers
stood up in an open carriage, generally
known as a tub, which was nothing better
than a high-sided goods wagon, having no
tops, no seats and no spring buffers.
These brass tickets were'issued to the vari
ous stations, the guard of the train carry
ing a leather bag, something in the style
of a collecting box, having eight separate
divisions, one for each station. At the end
of each passenger's journey his ticket was
taken up and placed in the bag by the
guard, to be returned, recorded, in the
books and used again.
The Raker-Hand Difficulty.
The Baker-Hand difficulty over the issue
of passes has been settled. President
Baker yesterday sent a letter to the direct
ors explaining his mistake regarding
newspaper passes issued by Major Hand
and the latter sent another letter, in
which he explained that the mean things
be said about Mr. Baker were uttered in a
moment of great indignation, aud proba
bly were not exactly justified. The in
vestigation committee did not present its
report in view of the mutual apologies
offered by the two officials. Director
General Davis will hereafter grant passes
to proper applicants. His department
chiefs can call on him for such tickets as
' they need.
Notes of the Knterprlse.
Michigan women will present copper
grilles made of half-inch tubing for twenty-eight
windows of the woman's build
ing. New York has applied for more space.
The architects who designed the Ger
man rei chstag building are preparing a
model of the structure for exhibition in
the German section of the fair.
The Columbia passeuger committee,
representing" twenty-one railways entering
Chicago, has fixed a rate of one and one
third fares for the round trip to and from
Chicago to the inangural ceremonies next
October. Tickets will be sold Oct. 10, IX,
12 aud 13, good to return not later than
midnight of the 14th.
Pennsylvania has secured a collection
of 150,000 butterflies to exhibit.
The E. P. Allis company, of Milwaukee,
will build for the fair an engine far larger
than the celebrated Corliss engine at the
Kane Hall IHnmond Record.
Chicago, July 16. The National
' leaf;ue le5au us second series ol base ball
! gmes yesterday. Following were the
scores: At Brooklyn Chicago 4, Brook
lyn 5; at 'Washington Cleveland 1, Wash
ington 3: at Baltimore Cincinnati 2, Bal
timore 5; at Boston St. Ixuis 20, Boston
8; at Philadelphia Ixmisville 1, Philadel
phia 9; at New York Pittsburg 8, New
York t! twelve innings.
Illinois-Iowa: At Jacksonville Joliet
, Jacksonville 0; at Kockford Rock
Islaud-Molines 8. Kockford 6.
Mrs. Harrison Steadily Improving.
Loox Lake, N. Y., July 16. Mrs. Ben-
j jamin Harrison continues to improve in
health. Lieutenant Parker has returned
from Washington. He says the president
willreturn tothe mountains as soon as cou
MUSIC IS NOT ON TAP.
Nfrvjr Request Made by Women Visitors
to the New York Stock Kzchange.
New York, July 16. Richard H. Hal
stead, of the New Y"ork Stock exchange,
has reason to regret his wide and growing
fame as a popular entertainer. When the
Christian endeavor delegates crowded the
galleries of the exchange the other day
the brokers serenaded them for half an
hour, and the unusual character of the
demonstration led to its getting a good
deal of publicity. Mr. Halstead was the
leader of the chanting brokers and the
newspapers mentioned that fact.
Wanted Halstead to Sing for Them.
There was a large number of visitors in
the galleries yesLerdaymost of themwomen,
and all evidently delegates to the recent
convention. Two of the women tossed
twisted bits of paper to the floor below
until the attention of some of the mem
bers was attracted and one of the wade
was picked up and examined. It proved
to be a note which read: "Please have
Mr. Halstead get the Glee club and sing
Not F.XMCtly a Roof Garden.
Mr. Halstead could not comply with the
modest request, but it was no easy matter
to convince the delegates of that fact.
Even when three or four of his fellow
members hoisted him on their shoulders
so that the visitors could get a good look
at him the galleries were not appeased,
and demanded that, he be made to sing to
them. It finally ended in Mr. Halstead
making a visit to the gallery and explain
ing in honeyed words that the Stock ex
change was not a roof garden where music
was to be had every day.
THE BAPTIST YOUNG PEOPLE.
They Go on Record in Favur of Closing
the 1'air Sunday.
Detuoit, July 16. The intense heat
yesterday somewhat tempered the en
thusiasm of the Baptist delegates, for not
more than 4,XK attended the sessions.
The conspicuous feature of the day was
the ceremony entitled, "Salutation of the
Flags." Enthusiasm reached its height
while this was going on. One or two of
the old-time notables have mad their ap
pearance thus far. One is the famous old
Baptist woman known as "Aunt" Lizzie
Aiden, of Chicago. She made a short
speech in the morning and everybody ap
plauded her. She is 7J years old now, but
has done a vast amount of work aud im
portant work, too, during her lifetime.
During the war she had charge of hos
pitals in Nashville and Memphis, and as
sisted hundred of Union soldiers. Since
then she has done great good in different
Compliments for the Senate.
The meetings during the day were large
ly devoted to speechmaking and gen
eral talk of the work of the soci
ety. At the eveniug session Rev. A. C.
Jemison comtilimeuted the United States
I senate for providing for the closing of the
World's fair on Sundays. Rev. Justin D.
Fulton spake in a similar strain. Resolu
tions were adopted asking the house of
representatives to pass the senate resolu
tion providing for Sunday closing of the
fair. A telegram was sent to ex-Senator
Palmer thanking him for declaring in fa
vor of Sunday closing.
Work In the Two Houses.
Washington, July 16. The senate yes
terday adopted final conference reports on
the army, navy and legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bills, and as
sented to a house resolution extending ex
isting appropriations for objects not yet
acted upon until July 30. It also passed
the fortification bill with amendments,
and did not take its usual adjournment to
Monday, Washburn, who is fighting for
a vote on the anti-option bill, antagoniz
ing such an adjournment aud defeating it.
The consideration of the sundry civil
bill occupied the attention of the house,
the World's fair appropriation of $5,000,
000 being the item under discussion. It
was agreed that a vote should be taken on
the bill at 12 o'clock on Tuesday next.
The conference report on the army appro
priation bill was also agreed to. The
house took a recess until 13 o'clock for
pension business. At the night session 63
pension bills were considered but not
finally acted upon.
. He Escaped from Siberia.
OMAHA, July 16. News has just been
received here of the escape from Siberia of
Soloman Gerber, a former resident of
Omaha, who was exiled to Siberia when
on a visit to his native country, Russian
Poland. Gerber left Polaud six years ago
and coming to America located in Omaha,
where be lived about four years. He took
out first naturalization papers but not
second; made considerable money peddling
and went back to Poland on a visit; was
arristed by emissaries of the czar, pro
perty confiscated aud exiled. The United
States government was invoked, but could
do nothiug, as Gerber was not a citizen.
Willard New, son of the late Jeptha
D.)New; will probably be appointed to
succeed his father on the Indiana appel
Too Much for the "Picked"
OFFICIALS VEET MUCH ASTONISHED
Cannot Explain How Seven Toughs Got
Away from Eight Detectives Selected
Especially for Their Work Rut They
Did The Company Warned and Pre
pared for the Robbery hut Something
was Lacking The Coolness of the
Desperadoes at the Station.
Sedalia, Mo., July 16. The hold-up of
the Missouri, Kansas and Texas north
bound passenger train No. 2 at Adair, I.
T., an account of which was printed in
these dispatches, was the most remarka
ble crime of the kind in the history of
that famed train-robbing country. For a
month past the officials of the Pacific Ex
press company had been anticipating an
attack from the remnant of the notorious
Dalton gang, but at exactly at what point
it would be made was all surmise. In an
ticipation, however, armed guards have
accompanied the messengers on each trip,
both north and south. Wednesday the
L officials learned definitely that train No.
S would oe attacked at Ailair ana prepara
tions were made to give the outlaws a
Rut Eight Armed Men on Hoard.
Detective John J. Kinney, chief of the
Missouri, Kansas and Texus secret ser
vice.accompaniedby .eight picked men, was
the force selected to thwart the robbers.
Kinney and his assistants took passage in
the smoking car on train No. 2 Wednes
day afternoon for Adair, where the train
was due at 9:45 p. m. Three-quarters of
an hour prior to that hour seven strange
men, masked, drove into Adair in a spring
wagon. They halted in front of the sta
tion and alighted. An instant later all
entered the building, and with the aid of
Winchesters pointed in the face of the sta
tion agent, ransacked the office of the sta
tion of all its money and valuables. Hav
ing accomplished this the robbers sat
down at. the station and coolly awaited
the arrival of train No. 2.
Did Some Mighty Poor Shooting.
The moment the train stopped at Adair
the robbers commenced firing their Win
chesters, and kept the firing up until they
had accomplished their aim. Kinney and
his men opened fire on the robbers, and
for a few minutes bullets were flying
thick and fast, as many as fifty shots be
ing fired. In the melee Kinney received a
flesh wound on the right shoulder.La Flore
had one arm slightly burned, and a man
named Ward suffered aslight flesh wound.
Two doctors, residents of Adair, were also
quite badly injured, one having his right
leg so badly shattered that it had to be
Panic Among the Passengers.
The robbery created intense excitement
among the passengers, and for a short
time the terrified men and women were
almost beside themselves with fright. The
belated train arrived here at 10 o'clock in
the morning, and the numerous bullet
holes in the express car told of the terrible
struggle that bad taken place. Express
Messenger Williams reported at once to
the local agent, but refuses to make a
statement for the press. The local agent
denies that the robbers got so much
money, but others positively assert that
the estimate of between $50,000 to 7.,I00
The officials are very much astonished.
They cannot understand how the affair
turned out as it did.
Nominee Stevenson En Route.
Chicago, July 16. General Adlai E.
Stevenson, en route.to New York, there to
receive the formal notification of his nomi
nation for vice president by the Demo
cratic national convention, arrived here
from Bloom Ingtou yesterday and later
hoarded a train for the east. At Detroit
General lion M. Dickinson, Governor
Campbell and Daniel J. Campau will join
the travelers and at Albany Governor
Flower and party will hoard the train.
Fatally Injured by a Rear.
Charleston, W. Ya., July 10. Miss
Belle Kamsey, a beautiful and highly edu
cated young ludy, left her home on Bell
creek, Fayette county, for a stroll in the
mountains. When a few hundred yards
from her home she was met by a ferocious
she bear. The lady tried to escape, but
was caught by the brute and so seriously
injured that she died shortly after she
was found by her friends. The whole
neighborhood is out on a ' hunt for the
Relieve Harrlty Will Re Chosen.
Philadelphia, July 16. It is regarded
in political circles as certain that the secre
tary of the commonwealth, William F.
Harrity, will be chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee. When ques
tioned upon this subject Mr. Harrity
said: "Although I do not desire the posi
tion the matter has been presented to me
in such a way that it may be difficult for
me to decline if the committee in its
wisdom should see fit to elect me."
Gladstone Will Have Fifty.
LONDON, July 16. Flection returns yes
terday show that the totals now stand 259
Conservatives, 253 Liberals, 42 Liberal
Unionists, 59 Nationalists (auti-Parnell-ites),
8 Parnellites; net Liberal gain, 54.
The Liberal majority will be about 50.
The features of yesterday's returns have
been the election of Sir Charles Dilke in
the Forest of Dean, Joseph Arch in Nor
folk and Michael Davitt in Meatb.
Came Near Relng Hurled Alive.
Jeffeksonville, Ind., July 10. John
Field, 70 years old, has been in a dying
condition several days. Fftday afternoon
be was thought to be dead and an under
taker called to take charge of and prepare
the remains for interment. In the even
iug his family and friends discovered that
Field was still breathing faintly aud that
for a time he underwent a well developed
case of susended animation.
Eloped with Bliss McGinnia.
New Yoi:k, July 16. It has leaked out
that Billy Madden, the well-known train
er and manager of pugilists, has recently
eloped withMiss McGinnis.wbo lived with
her mother and sister in Hoboken. The
couple were married and the honeymoon
is being spent at Niagara Fails.
Spooner for National Chairman.
Washington, July 16. The Post says
it is understood that it is practically set
tled that the president has decided upon
ex-Senator Spooner, of Wisconsin, as
chairman of the Republican national
The trouble between the housesmiths
and the Building Material Dealers' asso
ciation is likely to resu It in a lockout in
volving 15,000 New York workmen.
Harvey Newman, of Hammond, Ind.,
was drowned in Wolf lake. The same day
the 9 year-old son of John Morris, of Ham
mond, was drowned in the Calumet river.
There are no signs of a falling off in the
cholera epidemic in Russia. Many deaths
from the disease occur daily.
Bank Examiner Holmes has telegraphed
to the treasury department at Washing
ton advising the appointment of a re
ceiver for the Vincennes National bank.
It is thought the depositors will lose but
little, but the stockholders will suffer
Ex-Governor Newton Booth, ofl Califor
nia, died Thursday night at Sacramento.
Professor Gillan, who was recently dis
charged from his position in the Wiscon
sin State Normal school without cause be
ing assigned, has been refused a bearing
by the board of regents and now threat
ens a suit for damages to his character.
James Ha-nilton, a colored Methodist
minister of Flushing, L. I., has beeu con
victed of murder in the first degree f'jr the
killing of his wife Annie by cutting her
throat at Winfield on May 1 and sentenced
to death by electric current August 29.
J. L. Childs, of Whiting, Ind., aged 69
j-ears, committed suicide by shooting.
Fred Hahn, a coachman, shot and killed
Harry Alkire at Lyons near Chicago. Of
course there was a strong lynching j-phit
shown, and the prisoner was taken to
Chicago. According to the murderer's
story he is either insane or wants people
to think him so.
Robert Burns Hutchinson, the last of
the line of Robert Burns, the p.et, is
dying at Chicago.
The mysterious gang of counforfciters
which has been disposing of a large quan
tity of very good imitatiaus of a five-dollar
treasury note of the issue of 1SS3, has
been operating extensively at the Wash
ington Park race track Chicago.
The Democratic women of Tomah, Wis.,
have resolved that Grover Cleveland is
right when he declines to have his wife
aud baby used in politics.
The militia has been ordered home from.
An attempt was made to burn the depot
at Duncomb, la.
The mining congress at Helena, Mont.,
has declared in favor of free coinage.
The Missouri river is rising rapidly at
Nebraska City, Neb., and many families
have deserted their homes for higher
A young man, supposed to be Noble
Kenney, jumped over the American falls
at Prospect Point. The body was not
Adelbert Forbes, of Columbus, O., aged
12, while watching an amatuer ball gains,
was struck iu the head by the ball ami
The Michigan State Millers' association
has forwarded a resolution to the Mictl
gan senators asking them to support the
Hatch anti-option bill.
Witnesses Refused to Answer.
Chicago, July 16 The inter state com
merce commission has had three of its
members here for the past few days trying
to find out something about discrimina
tions ma le by certain railways. A num
ber of witnesses have been examined, all
of whom refused to reply to questions that
struck at the meat of the matter. It was
finally determined to petition Judge
Gresham to rule that the witnesses must
answer. The attorneys for the witnesses
said to Judge. Gresham that the case was
too important to be tried without prepara
tion and the judge agreed, and the cases
were postponed to Sept. 9. The officials
left today for Omaha.
SUDDEN DEATH OF NEWTON BOOTH
A Man of Whom (ireat Things Were Once
Sacuamknto, Oil., July 16. The death
of ex-Governor Newton Booth occurred
Thursday eve" iug and was very sudden.
He had beeu suffering for some time from
cancer of t he tongue but his general health
was good. Thursday evening he was at
home conversing with friends when he
was suddenly seized with hemorrhage.
The flow of blood frightened him and
threw him into a spasm. The ligaments
of the tongue gave way and that organ
fell back upon the throat causing death iu
a few minutes.
Coughing leads to consumption.
Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at
The brusque and fussy im
pulse of these days of false
impression would rate down
all as worthless because one
As if there were no motes
in sunbeams !
Or comets amonr stars !
Or cataracts in peaceful
Because one remedy pro
fesses to do what it never
was adapted to do, are all
remedies worthless ?
Because one doctor lets his
patient die, are all humbugs ?
It requires a fine eye and
a finer brain to discriminate
to draw the differential line.
" They say " that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion have cured thousands.
" They say " for a weak sys
tem there's nothing better than
the " Discovery," and that the
" Favorite Prescription " is the
hope of debilitated, feeble
women who need a restora
tive tonic and bracing nervine.
And here's the proof
Try one or both. If they
don't help you, tell the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion so, and j'ou get your
money back again.
-Woodyatfs Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATL
This firm have the exclusive Bale for this county of the
Pietrios eircL Ortreir;
WEBER, 8TU YVESANT, DECKEK BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
PA fall line also of small Musical merchandise. We have in our employ a first-class Piano Tart:
$4.00 per Month for Ten years
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
OH EACH PLAN. LOCATION 3Sth ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guver.
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Always on Land a replete line of Imported and -Domestic Ci
gars Liquors. Milwaukee Beer always on draft.
Two doors west of his old place.
A fine lunch from 9 to 13 every morning
25 Per Cent
114 West Second Street, Davenport.
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR. H. HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known Optician of 629 oiive
(N. E. cor. 7th an l Olive ), Sr. Loo:. h
uppointed T H. Tbom airt rii for t s
celebrated Diamond S5pec;acl? act Ev
classes, and alto for hit I)iamo:.l Nor.
Changuahle tpectacl g and Eyt c'.H-si
T he ciasree are the LTea:eft" ir.ver.ti, l
ever made in f;ectar iea. Hv a ; tT
construction of tne Ll a person ; .r
chaaicg a pair of these Non-Cham:e:i!''.e
Gla-es never has to chance these g'a-?i-
from the eyes, and every t a r pnrchascJ
1 gnaranteed, o that if they ever ave
the eyer (no matter how or scratched t:.e
Lenses are) they will furnish the pr:y
with a new pair of Plasses free of charge.
T. H. THOMAS basa fall assortment
and invites all to catisfv ihemse:vc;
of the great snjieriority of these Glasses
over any and all others now in use to cai
and examine the same at T.H. Thomas',
druegist and optician. Roc Island.
No Peddlara Supplied.
Sandwiches of all kinds always on hand.