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Rock Isiland Daily Argmlt.
jLl NO. 168
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAT 2. 1893.
Blagl Ooplee Orate
Mrwr mmmm ism
Xo other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
uote and Sell at Prices Quoted.
We have added Ten more styles to our Lot of
$15.00 SUITS FOR $8.99.
We will run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizes, all colors, and we have
put another line on sale of very good suits worth
10.00 FOR $5.99.
You know our Motto: Underselling Everybody on Everything.
ie Furniture establishment of
is replete with all the novelties of the sea
son, purchased for cash from the best
known makers in Grand Rapids. They can
not only save you money, but give you new
and choice designs in Parlor and Chamber
Furniture, sideboards, tables, chairs and
lounges. Thanking you for your patronage
they solicit an early call.
P and 1527
Second Ax t-cue
124 126 and 128
m's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order.
3ta.b Block Opposite Habpeb House:
J. T. DIXON
pd Dealer, in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
If lost you can recover it'
quickly ami be healthier
and wealthier by sing
For sale at
Harper House Pharmacy.
Jo inn Volk 5c Co..
- GENERAL -
HOUSE j BUILDERS.
Manaf actorers of
Saab Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
mad all kind of wood work for onilder.
BSsbtMnth 8U omU TUrdnd Foartfc BTea,
Mrs. Palmer's Plea for the En
FEATUBE OF THE FAIR OPENING.
Dedication of the ltuilding That Shows
the FrogrettA of the Fair Sex on Lines
Artistic and Industrial An Klnquent
IHscuffsinn f a lluriiing Oiientioii The
President's Depnrtnrc Nij;lit Scene at
the lark Made Kadiant with i:iectrtc
Lights Total Attendance, 440,000.
CHICAGO, May 2. When the crowds that
had choked up the entrances to the Admin
istration plaza at .lackson park had dis
persed after the ceremonies of opening the
World's fair, and the president and other
guests had en
tered the Admin
ing, the foreign
and other notables
of more or less
ered in the rotun
da, and agreed
that while it was
all very fine they
were glad it was
all over. Then una. potter palmer.
every one began hunting something to eat.
The dignitaries were accommodated in the
special dining room fitted up for the occa
sion in the Administration building, where
they dined, in state. The common herd be
sieged the restaurants throughout the
grounds, and while most of them succeeded
in annexing a sandwich or a piece of pie
there many who got nothing at all.
Dedicated by the Wonien.
As soon as the president and party had
satisfied the inner man and been through
the l.,ileral Arts building they were es
corted to the Woman's building, where
they listened to the ceremony of dedication
as performed by the ladies. This was an
interesting scene. The building was packed
with the fair sex from the laughing, bright
eyed lass of tender years but "flu de sieele"
audacity to the matron 'whose years were
nearing the alloted limit they were all
there and all intent on the business, the
principal feature of which was the address
of Mrs. Potter Palmer.
Point From Mrs. Painter's Address.
The address was a general congratulation
and felicitation on the completion of the
work begun two years ago and on the
manner of its completion, and a disquisi
tion on the sphere of woman coupled with
an impassioned plea for the broadening of
that sphere. In the course of the ad
dress Mrs. Palmer said: "The theory
which exists among conservative people
that the sphere of woman is her home;
that it is unfeminine, even monstrous, for
her to wish to take a place beside or to
compete with men in the various lucrative
industries, tells heavily against her for
manufacturers and producers take ad
vantage of it to disparage her work and
obtain her services for a nominal price,
thus profiting largely by the necessities
and helplessness of their victim."
A CONDITION CONFRONTS US.
tne -woman s onuaing to an elevated
womanhood, knowing that by so doing we
shall best serve the cause of humanity."
Lady Aberdeen was the next orator, and
he spoke principally of Ireland's interest
in the fair.
Drove That Nail Successfully.
The closing act of Mrs. Palmer's part in
the dedication was the driving of that
precious nail. When the time arrived the :
lady with a desperation boru of the iru- '
I'Oi'tance of t he occasion tooK anrm grip j
on the equally pivcioui hammer with one i
hand and balaw-ing the nail skillfully Je- j
tween the thumb and forefinger of the
other raised the carpenter's implement.
Kvery eye was fixed on her at
the moment. F.veryliody held their
breath, but it is not recorded that anybody
held the arnica; and it was not needed.
Down came the hammer and "hit the nail
on the head" with a precision that created (
the suspicion that there had been irequent
rehearsals in the seclusion of the Palmer
castle on the Jike Shore drive. With a
few more blows the nail was firmly fixed,
and a sigh of relief that could have been
heard at Michigan City escaped the wit
nesses as the job was declared well and
CLOSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR
All the Women Do Sot Preside Over
Proceeding she said that it was no doubt
true that "every woman who is presiding
over a happy home is fulfilling her high
est and truest function, and could not be
lured from it by temptations offered by
factories or studios." If the idealist, how
ever, could see the facts as they are he
would find that "the conditions under
which the vast majority of the 'gentler
sex are living are not so ideal as they as
sume; that each is not 'dwelling in a home
of which she is the queen, with a manly
and loving arm 1 o shield her from rough
contact with life.'
And Not a Theory at All.
"Because of the impossibility of reconcil
ing their theories with the stern facts they
might possibly forgive the offense of wid
ows with dependent children and of wives
of drunkards and criminals, who so far
forgot the high standard established for
them as to attempt to earn for themselves
daily bread, lacking which they must per
ish. The necessity for their work under
present conditions is too evident and too
urgent to be questioned. They must work
or they must starve.
Some Solutions of the Prnhlem.
"Our Oriental neighbors have seen the
logic of the situation far more clearly than
we and have been consistent enough to
meet it without shrinking from heroic
measures. The question is happily solved
in some countries by the practice of polyg
amy, which allows every man to maintain
as many wives as his means permits. In
others etiquette requires that a newly
made widow be burned on the funeral pyre
with her husband's body, while the Chi
nese take the precaution to drown surplus
Better Than Our System.
"It would seem that any of these meth
ods is more logical and less cruel than the
system we pursue of permitting the entire
female population to live, but making it
impossible for those born to poverty to
maintain themselves in comfort, because
they are hampered by a caste feeling al
most as strong as that ruling India, which
will not permit them to work on equal
terms with men."
The Exposition of Woman's Skill.
After a few more words on the general
subject of woman's position in civilized na
tions Mrs. Potter said: "Realizing that
woman can never hope to receive the proper
recompense for her services until her use
fulness and success are not only demon
strated, but fully understood and acknowl
edged, we have taken advantage of the
opportunity presented by the exposition to
bring together such evidences of her skill
in the various industries, arts, and profes
sions as may convince the world that abil
ity is not a matter of sex. Urged by neces
sity she has demonstrated that her powers
are the same as her brothers, and that like
encouragement and fostering care may
develop her to an equal point of usefulness.
The eloquent president of the commis
sion last October dedicated the great ex
position to humanity. We now dedicate
And Departure of the Distinguished
t.uest to Washington.
After listening to these exercises the
presidential party betook themselves to the
Irish village and then boarded a naphtha
launch and made a flying trip through the
lagoons. Having thus made the grand
tour of the exposition he was thoroughly
tired out, and the rest of the time until his
special train started for Washington was
spent in his car chatting with friends and
visitors who could pass the colored Cer
berus at the door.
Meanwhile the great American public
ras Laving the full run of the grounds for
the first time and was enjoying itself
thoroughly. It was cloudy all the after
noon, but no rain fell, and the sidewalks
and streets, while they were by no means
models of cleanliness so far as absence of
mud was concerned, were in good condi
tion for active pedestrians. The crowd
didn't mind the mud anyhow, and from
noon until the last gate was closed the
broad avenues were alive with throngs
moving fro-i one to another of the big
buildintrs and sweeping through the Mid-w-ay
Plaisance in an unbroken current.
It was 5:15 p. m. when the whistle blew
the signal for the presidential party's de
parture, and all except Ambassador Bay
ard got on board an Illinois Central train
and went to Grand Crossing. There was a
rousing cheer from the throng as the train
pulled out, Mr. Cleveland standing on the
rear platform and bowing his adieus. At
Grand Crossing the president's special was
connected with the Pennsylvania limited
and the dis'inguished guests were soon
A CRUSH Art-AN4:
Twenty Persons Prostrated but Nobody
But one panic which might have been
very serious occurred during the day, and
that was just before the climax of the open
ing when it looked like a rainbow had
splintered to pieces just above aJl the
buildings. Anxious to see and hear as all
crowds everywhere are some of those in
the rear of the multitude, who had listened
to the opening speech of the director
THE tiONIWLA IN THE LAGOON.
general and the closing address of Presi
dent Cleveland, began to push in hopes of
gaining more advantageous positions from
which to witness the goings-on at the plat
form. The pressure was almost unnoticed
at first, but as those in front began to feel
it they in turn swayed back to resist it. Then
began one of those peculiar 'pulse-like
movements never seen except in great
There was a pendulum motion which at
tracted the attention of those on the plat
form and orders were given to the police
to clear away the jam that began to
threaten the platform. Officers sprang into
the crowd, but it was some minutes before
their efforts were successful, and when the
dense mass of people had been in some de
gree separated twenty persons had been
taken out in a fainting condition. Fortun
ately, however, no one was seriously hurt
and a great calamity was averted.
Of course it was a big crowd to handle,
for Director of Works Burnham dcelared
that 440,000 people had passed the turn
stiles since daylight a number far in ex
cess of the most sanguine expectations. To
take care of such a multitude with only
one accident which could be called serious
for all the other casualties of the day
were trivial was therefore a matter for
gratulation among the officers of the expo
sition. SCENE ON THE GROUNDS AT NIGHT.
Kleetricity Makes the White City a Vis
fSSt 'on ' Loveliness.
Notwithstanding the chill air which set
tled over the grounds as the evening grew
people began to. gather early and by the
time darkness had encircled the White
City a multitude filled the plaza from the
Administration building to the peristyle.
The splendors of the night outshone the
glories of the day. That potent factor
electricity was displayed in all its brill
iancy and rivalled for supremacy the one
gleam of noonday sun that graced the
The first touch of magic given the night
setting of the great scene was a fringe of
incandescent lights which surmounted the
columns of the peristyle running from
Music hall to the Casino. This was fol
lowed a moment later by stripe of light
which sprang to life on all parte of Ad
ministration building. The entire struc
tnrp was gilded with Mama of light run
ning around iue cup ui me uome. "1 ne et- -feet
was one of surpassing beauty, and was
greeted with great applause.
Inside the Administration building the
scene , was one of dazzling splendor, the
structure from the rotunda to the peak of
the splendid dome being a dream of glit
tering loveliness. Kight bronze columns,
from each of which branched fifty lights,
gave forth a flood of splendor from the
ground floor. A row of lights surmounted
the gallery two stories above and before
the effect of this display could be lost a
similar circle at the base of the great
dome caught the spirit of the brilliant
scene aud sent the whole against the mag
nificently decorated dome with an effect
never before witnessed in an interior.
The crowds ga.eJ in speechless wonder
ment upon the view ami instinctively fell
back into the shelter of the pavilions sup
porting the dome to escape the bewilder
ing spectacle, i ne scene, while o:. i TOT
tense brilliancy, had withal a rema :
soft effect. Manufacturers, Matb'.uar
Mines and Mining, Transportatior and
Horticultural buildings were also beauti
' It was 10 o'clock at night when ti-.e Co
lumbian guards chased the last strsgglec
out of the grounds, and the White City,
which all day had been the scene of busy
activity, haunted by myriads of people
aud honored by the presence of the chief
executive of the nation, was left to silence
It was a great day big with the fulfill
ment of many hopes and aspirations
which began under lowering skies, culmin
ated in the opening of the exposition by
the president of the United States and
ended in the scintillating glare of myriads
of electric lights which flashed from the
mighty buildings along the lagoons.
STATE BUILDINGS DEDICATED.
Missotiriarfi and lowani Listen to Their
Chicago, May 2. The Missourians
have dedicated their state build
ing, and a rather extensive pro
gramme was carried out. The imposing
structure was replete with the exhibits of
the state, and with 2.000 people within its
walls, an orchestra sallied forth "America,"
followed by "Come Bounteous May."
After a prayer by the Kev. Samuel J.
Xiccolls, D. I)., of the Second Presbyte
rian church. St. Louis, and another over
ture by the orch.istra,the formal dedication
of the building to the exposition was made
by Hon. Nathan Frank, of the Missouri
World's fair commission.
Governor W. J. Stone made an address. .
Following the governor Rev. Robert A.
Holland, D. D., of the St, George's Episco
pal church, St. Louis, spoke. The crowd
was then entertained by more music from
At the dedication of the Iowa building
Governor Boies thanked the people of
Iowa for the generous manner in which
they had contributed their support to this
grand undertaking. A band of musicians
hen rendered several national
airs and the Iowa state building was
formally opened to the people of the world.
The dedication of the building was attend
ed by a large delegation of prominent
Iowans, who came in a special train from
all parts of the state late Sunday night.
Although the president received a special
invitation to attend the exercises from Gov
ernor Boies, he was forced to send his re
grets, as he was pressed for time and bad
already more calls on his list than he could
fulfill. Hon. W. M. McFarland. secretary
of state, also made a short speech, after
which a luncheon was served.
New Yobs, May L
Wheat May, Hia..4c; June, "e-a
TfAc; July, Tfa-c; September, SJi-affiSUjsc.
Hye Dull and steady; western, StvSBSc
Barley Firm anil quiet; western. 6U&75c.
Corn No. 2 moderately active and easier;
May, 4934IKic; June, 41c; July, oic; No. 2,
4!4&5t.C. Oats No. 2 dull and lower;
May, 35&,c bid: June, aiVc bid; July, 31tcbid:
state, '&Ws!,'iVbpi western, yH&4TVc. Pork
Inactive and easy; old mess, $16.50: new
mess, 18.ui. Lard Quiet and nominal;
steam rendered, $10-3j.
Chicago. May L
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 29c per
lb; fancy dairy, 2ti&27c; packing stock, liii
17c Kggs Fresh stock, 14!-c per doz. Live
jioultry Chickens, 12 per lb; turkeys, choice
hens, 14c: youni; toms, 12Ji;ic; ducks, 1S
l:ie; fieese, &t.(sini.UU per doz. l'otatoes
Buruanks, K;!,T(c per tu; Hebrons, &5&i7c;
I'eerless, (ijc; Itose, ti"v&7'Jc for seed. Apples
Poor to common stock, SHI per bbl; fair
to good, $2.25,t2.7.; fancy, 8-i. Honey White
clover in 1-1 b sections, 17i4l!o per lb; broken
cuuiu. loc: dark comb, good condition, 1U&14C;
The Ioenl Markrls
liny Timothr, S14.W: upland. il'X!l ; gjouzb
ID.tW; baled, Slu.OuCill.00.
Hutter Pair to choice, 20 22c; creamery, 26c
Eirc Fre.b. 1
I"ou!try Chickens. l'-;ic; turkeys lijs
docks. l-'Hc: peece. 10c
PUREST Mb BEST.