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THE AliGUS, MONDAY", MAY 1, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly t 16";4 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J, W. Potter,
Tnaa Daily 80c per month; weekly tt.uo
par annum; In advance $1 .BO.
All communications of a critical or anramenU
tlv character, political or religions, must have
raal name attached for publication. No inch
articles will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anoymoua communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
ia Rock Island coun'v.
Monday, May 1, 1893.
Mr. McCoxochie will stop down
and out tonight and Mr.. Mcdill will
step up and in.
The democratic administration of
the national, state and principal of
the latter will be extended to Rock
The great World's Fair, the most
wouderful international exposition
ever seen or known, was formally
opened by President Cleveland at
TnE area of the Sandwich 'islands
Is about one-ninth that of Missouri
aid the population is only 60,00).
Their situation, however, renders
tem highly important as a coaling
The crown prince of Japan, it is
tow said, is coming to tho Columbian
position. He would bo welcomo,
Ijut the announcement is a fair indi
cation that ho has never thought of
such a thing.
The son of President Hippolyte of
Haiti is reported to have died sudden
ly of poisoning. This is a compara
tively mild form of death for a Haiti
an in these troubled times, a circum
stance that may lessen grief.
Kaiser Wilhelm has conferred a
decoration upon the czarowitz. It is
s.ad to think that these pleasant little
amenities would not hinder the kaiser
for a moment from boring holes
through the czarowitz' loyal Cossacks
if occasion offered.
Another distant relative of Abra
ham Lincoln has died. The day is
not far distant when claimants to re
lationship to the great war president
will loom up as numerously as the
jjien who held Washington's horse or
carried a letter for him.
Iso better proof of tho urgent ne
cessity of somo radical action iu the
business of restricting immigration
could be found than in the manner in
which Wisconsin and Illinois is being
un-Americanized by tho enemies of
the public school system.
If other nations send as many ships
to the naval review as they talk of
doing, tho navy of this country will
feel like turning into some babbling
rivulet and hiding amongst the bul
rushes. It is not yet ready to com
pete in the heavy-weight class.
TnE latest dynamiter released from
an English prison on condition of
leaving at once for the United States
is about due at New York. Someday
there will be some one bold enough
to inquire by what right England
uses this country as a penal colony.
General Butler left no will. He
was a lawyer and understood the
futility of such a performance. His
professional brethren will see in this
act a cold and clammy joke played by
A man who could seo more with one
eye than lots of peoplo could with a
peck of visual organs.
The Panama swindler Ilerz is a pic
turesque prisoner. Not only is ho
permitted to stay at a hotel, but that
he shall not be disturbed by the noise
Of honest people, all other guests
have been expelled. From the de
meanor of Ilerz it may be judged that
he will haughtily decline to go to jail.
AxoTnEit effort is being made to
inveigle England into tho Soudan.
The decent remarkable book written
hy Father Ohrwalder is being made
thi5 occasion and reason for an appeal
to public sentiment to demand the
rcconquest of that territory by a
British army under the Egyptian flag.
An astute German newspaper, the
Vossische Zeitung. objects to the
translation of "Tom Ui-owii'h School
days" into the language of the fath
erland on the ground that it is "not
without danger to growing youths,"
and should be given only to such boys
as Tare euro not to imitate the "mad
tricks" of its hero.
TlTE very sphinx will be startled
by tbo sound of the fell swipe that
Will lay the little khedive low and
bjot but his authority if he doesn't
hjro Bomebody to come along and
give him some good advice. England
does not regard him as vitally essen
tial to the profitable conduct of her
business on the Nile.
Child ken of fame aboftt to cross
the great divide would be more likely
to receive handsome treatment at the
hands of the press if they should de
fer the journey for a little while.
The obituarians have been over
worked of late and have r,un their
stock of pretty phrases so low that
they could scarcely do a new
A GL0EI0US SPOT.
of the Opening of the
THE COLOSSAL STATUE OF GOLD.
Beautiful Works of Art Surrounding the
Grand Basin In Front of the Administra
tion Building Hydraulic n re-works or
the Electrical Fountains Chicago's
Triumph Over Difficulties.
World's Fair, April 27. When Presi
dent Cleveland Bteps out npon the plat
form built for the purpose in front of the
Administration building next Monday to
make a short speech and declare the
World's fair open, then, while torching a
buitoa which will start e great engine
revolving and IOOjOOO machine In rjaopcm,
he will fac the mpst QeantiiuJ 8P.tf?
in architecture and art ancj landscape CTSr
created, ip. this world. It is the judgment
of foreigners and Americans alike that no
such scene as that here presented can be
found elsewhere. It ia not worth while to
attempt a description of it, There are
thing Which cannot be described, and this
is one of them. To the left the magnificent
entrance of the Mining building, farther
along the mammoth roof and wall of the
Manufactures building, on the right the
corner of that Cathedral of Milan, the
Hall of Machinery, and the classical Agri
cultural palace. Directly in front the
great basin, covered with gondolas and
other picturesque craft, and seen through
the noble peristyle, with its thirteen col
umns and as many beautiful statues, the
blue waters of Lake Michigan.
At the ends of this basin stand two of
the most noteworthy objects of art in all
the world. In front of the peristyle, fac
ing the Administration building and the
president, who is to push the button, is
the colossal figure of The Republic. Just
tow it is the most interesting object in the
exposition. Though completed last fall
the great figure has been housed all winter
from the storms and the frost. So great
was the care taken of the precious
form of Columbia that a furnace was fired
within the enclosure during the extreme
cold weather to maintain the compactness
of the material of which it is composed.
Two weeks ago a number of men were set
at work gilding the huge statue with gold
leaf literally encasing it in the precious
metal. Something like a thousand dollars
was the coat of the gold leaf alone. Now
the winter house is coming down and as
the workmen tear away the boards, which
have so long screened the beauty of Col
umbia from curious eyes, a large throng
of people line the banks of the basin to
witness the unfolding.
It is the largest statue ever made in this
country. It is well named "the colossal,"
for the draped figure of the woman who
typifies the republic is no less than sixty
five feet in height, and the pedestal upon
which she stands rises thirty-five feet from
the surface of the water. The arms are
upraised toward the head, and in the right
hand is held aloft a golden glole, on which
poises an eagle with outstretched wings.
The left hand lifts 115 feet above the basin
as hiph as a tall building in any city
save Chicago a liberty pole surmounted
by a cap. One does not need to le told
that the artist worked with this as his con
trolling idea that the figure was to typify
not only the strength and grace but the
self-confidence and yet the gentleness of
America, and her pose was toindicate that
iu this land liln-rty is held dearer than any
The drapery of the figure hangs in heavy
and yet graceful folds; upon the bust are
many shields, and from a corsage depends
a bruad sword which we all know Colum
bia, though peacefully inclined, is able to
wield with force when she will. Alto-
rxcovEr.ixo the golpex goddess.
gether, the statue much resembles the
Goddess of LiU-rty in New York harbor,
but instead of a torch with which to en
lighten the world she uplifts the tradi
tional emblem of lilierty. Miss Republic
is to have a diadem of electric lights, how
ever, and her golden limbs and perfect
lines will shine forth in all their glory by
day and by night. It is almost sacrilege
to measure such a divinity as if she were
to le fitted for a tailor-made gown, but it
may not be amiss to state that a wedding
ring ten and a half inches in diameter
would lie required to go around her finger,
while her nose is thirty inches in length.
At the ot her end of the basin is the beau
tiful MacMonnies fountain, the most glor
ious piace of sculpture in all t he fair. For
this one object the exposition managers
paid no less than $50,000, and the artist
avers that he has not made day wages in
its construction. The better part of two
years' work of his own entered into it, and
besides he had to hire five or six other
artists to help him, to say nothing of plas
terers, carpenters and the expense of ship
ment from l'aris and erection in place.
Kven in plaster these works of art cost
much money, and it is to the credit
of the managers that at the outset
they set apart more than a million
dollars for this species of ornamentation
of buildings and grounds. When their
financial troubles seemed hardest to bear
they cut down the estimates for statuary
by a couple hundred thousand, but under
the pressure ot their own deairo again in
creased the appropriations and now have
spent considerable moi e than their original
allowance. All honor to Chicago for her
generosity In the art outlay.and for the cul
ture and judgment which enabled her to
spend her million to such good advantage
that not one unworthy piece has been seen
within the gates.
As if the great Republic, the majestic
MacMonnies fountain and a number of col
umns bearing Keptunes aloft were not
enough for this basin, the management
is now completing a pair of electrical foun
tains which are to Atand immediately in
front of the Administration building,
flanking on either side the great work
of MacMonnies. Looked at to-day these
electrical fountains are mere circles of iron
pipes and queer looking nozzles, strength
ened by many bolts and rods, but next
Monday evening we are assured that they
will be ready to produce one of the most
beautiful spectacles the eye ever witnessed.
An electrical fountain, you must know, is
a species of hydraulic fire-works. Merely
to whet your appetite for what you are to
drink in when you come to the fair let rria
Jell j?U briefly how these effects are pro
luced. Each fountain is 185 feet in circumfer
ence. Eighteen jets of water, each jet two
inches in diameter, will shoot
up from the outer rim of the
fountain and meet at a point Which is
150 feet above the level of the basin. VV lth-
A SIP FROM THE WATERS OF THE LAKK.
in this circle is another of smaller jets,
and within that a third. Then there are
other jets of varying sizes to be used in the
production of special effects for you must
remember that the whole apparatus is con
trived so that circuits are changed and
some of the jets are playing while others
may be shut off, or all be operated to
gether. Even in daylight these water
effects will be very charming: but it they
are charming by day what will they be at
night, when the changing colors of thirty
great electric lights with parabolic reflec
tors are thrown upon the waters as they
rise and fall? It is said they can produce
almost any sort of illusion known to fire
works by playing the changes upon thesa
streams, suiting tho quantity and color oi
the light to the streams that are used at
the moment. For instance, we are prom
ised hydraulic flowers, sheaves of wheat,
fences of gold, showers of rubies, pearls
and amethysts; and if the half that has
been told of the wonderful combinations
and leauties of the fountains be true I
fear Miss Republic will drop her liberty
pole aud globe in sheer amazement when
the current is first turned on.
Glancing around the horizon from this
spot at which President Cleve
land is to touch the button
one perceives innumerable flagstaffs
rising from the roofs of the palaces.
Said 1 to myself to-day, on observing the
poles. "1 think I have caught these Chi
cago people napping at last. I will wager
they have been too busy to arrange for the
flags which they are to fly from all these
staffs." When I mentioned the matter to
Director-General Davis an hour later, he
smiled peculiarly under his gray lieard
grayer now a great deal than it was thrve
years ago and for answer simply said:
"Come wit h me."
lie led the way to a large room in n cor
ner of the gallery of Horticultural hall.
There were long tables at which
women and girls were sew
ing various colored stuff together, while
ethers were guiding pieces of fabric
through a score or sewing machines. A
number of men were cutting out from
patterns like tailors. "Here," said the
director-general with another smile, "we
have made all t lie ilags, liauners and drap
eries for the Columbian exposition. The
work was begun last November and has
lieen going on ever since. We have had as
many as 110 jH-rsons at work at one time
in this room, though the number now em
ployed is not more than seventy. Mr.
Millet, the director of decorations, has
been in charge. He has had to obtain cor
rect designs for forty-six national flags,
that leing the number of countries exhib
iting iu the exposition, though some of
them of course are represented nominally.
We have used nearly a million yards of
bunting, and have made acres and acres
of draperies for sky-lights, their function
leing to protect the eyes of visitors
from the sharp glare of the sun u
bright days, while it is so arranged that it
can be rolled away when the sun is o!
scured by clouds. As for flags and banners,
we'll have a display next Monday that will
astonish all beholders."
And never again will I suspect these
Chieagoans of forgetting any part or frag
ment of the multiple details of their great
There never was an international exposi
tion in which so much attention was paid
to details. The comfort of the public has
leen provided for in a thousand ways, but
in none more strikingly than in the drink
ing water provision. Hundreds and hun
dreds the number is immaterial because
there is one every few rods of free foun
tains have lieen erected, where the water
of Lake Michigan, pure and cold, may be
had at all times.
As for details it is appalling when
one stops to think of the number of things
that had to be attended to. The erection
of a city of palaces in a swamp and the
filling of these palaces with the contribu
tions of hundreds of thousands of firms
and individuals from all the nations of the
earth was no light task to lie accomplished
in two years and a half. How these Chi
eagoans have ever managed to do it in
pite of their troubles their awkward
double-headed organization imposed upon
them by congress, the constant demand
for money which the government was
rather chary in helping with, the struggle
against adverse weather in both summer
aud winter, the bickerings with labor and
wages, the efforts made in certain quarters
to stir up prejudice against the fair on
sectional and political grounds is a mys
tery. With all t hese things added to the
infinite details of design, construction, con
tract, allotment of spaces the frictioa
and collision inevitable in so vast a work,
which no one was trained for and where all
were more or less tyros Chicago's ac
complishment will surely stand as the
most wonderful thing in the entire show.
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Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester. N. i.
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Bnn Fire Office, London.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
"THE OLD RELIABLE."
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Representing over 40 Million Dollars
of Cash assets
Fire, Life, Tornado.
Bonds of Suretyship.
OFFICE Room 21, Mitchell: Lynde'a block
Bock Island, llis.
ecure our rates: tney win micreti yon.
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General . . .
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Estate of James C. M!ioncr. dtreac-d
The undersigned having been appoint) -lU-iecn.
tor of the last will and testatnt i,t of .tsrv-i ,
Mauoney. late of the county of li-rk i.;4J j'
state of Illinois, deceased, hereby -ive r.or-ce
luat he will appear before the conriiy ct-Vof
Rock Island county, at the ollice of the cVrk o'
said court, in the city of Rock Is'iand, &:
Jure term, on the first Monday in .Inneror
at which tune all persons kiviiiL' flairs aja..!
said estate are notiilcd and requested to a:;t"t '
for the purpose of havina the tnme ad; i. A'l
persons indebted to said estate are re(jne!t'i to
make immediate payment to the ur'lerr'tfr.td.
Da'ed this 1"th day of April, A. 1. i;:;.
WM. E. KLINKVE1.TF.K. Ej.-;:nr.
Py virtue of a special execution ar.d fee :;:: Vi.
6,482, issned out of the clrk"s off.re of t ti- clrc:;
conn of Kock Island county, ami state "fl.no,
and to me directed, u-bereby I am Commit. rl to
make the amount of a certain Jii'ltftnect recc::y
obtained against Auitust J-ehmiilt. in favcr c!
Kadoiph Schweckc, out of the lam'.s. t r.i mi Lt?.
goods and chaitol of the f-vA iieffGi!u:,Aj.-.
ust Schmidt. I have levied upon the- fo".Io:tc
Lots one il and three 3) In b;tck or1 -litn
South l'ark ailiition t tlie city f Km 1; I-.sr 1
and I n four (4 in J. M. Heard 'ifj's v b-i.:. -ion
of out lots eleven 11 and twelve : :; h -tiou
t!i'riy-!i vo iffl) town!d p i-cMc it ntj
rani;e two a west of the fourth 4) 1'. I :-i :s
city of Keck Island, all iu the C"uu::iy e.? 1;
Island and Mate of lhinoi.
Therefore, according tosaidcotnriar.tl I -hi'l-t-pose
for sale at public atiction all the rrt.'.
and interest of the alnive l.amnl. ' A:.
Schmidt, in and to the above de.eriN-d I r r'v.
onthe 13th day of atnv. 1W8, a.-.' ; k ; . ri
at the north door of the court houte
city of Kock Island, in the cnnt.tyi f li- rk !. ;r '.
anil state of Illinois, for cash in h..t. J. t t ' rf..
said execution and fee hill .
Dated at Kock Island thi 2'.-t d:.y cf A; r , A.
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Washes everything from n nne
Bilk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
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