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Rock Island BaeLjY Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 9. 1893.
Blngle Ooplas B Orata
Per Weak ISM Oaafta
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No other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values f
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
uote and. sell at frices (duotea.
We have added Ten more styles to our Lot of -
$15.00 SUITS FOR $8.99.
We will run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizp. 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.
HE LOW DO
clemann h salzma
isjeplete 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.
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124 126 and 128
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Night Illumination of the Great
A SCENE OF BEAUTY AND GRANDEUR
Edison's Genie Make a Fairy Land of
Jackson I'urk and Clothe I lie ISuildings
and Grounds in Dazzling Itainient Chi
cago , Aldermen Adopt u Declaration
Abont Sunday Opening Testimony Jte
fore the Committee Investigating the
Would's Fair Guouxns, Chicagi, May
9. The climax in electricity's upward
march throngh the Nineteenth cent ury, has 1
been reached and the World's Fair build
ings and grounds have been illuminated in j
honor of the first "open evening" of the '
exposition. The whiteness of the build- j
WHEN THE BAND BEGAN TO PLAY.
Music Hath Charms for a Throng of Even
When Michael Brand's orchestra from
Cincinnati began to pour forth melody
upon the scene of splendor there was a
rush of people to the south side of Music
hall where the musicians were stationed
under a cluster of arc lights. The music
rendered was classic, patriotic and popu
lar, including "America."
The south side of Machinery hall was an
attractive place for those people who knew
where the steam nnd electric power was
being generated to provide the illumina
tion. The riant drive wheel of the 3,000-horse-power
Corliss engine was in motion
supplying the power to run the two West
inghouse generators of 10,000 candle power
When shortly before 10 o'clock the cur
rents were turned off, a sigh went up from
thousands of hearts and darkness put an
end to a scene of splendor such as was
probably never before presented to human
Iwenty-one thousand people bought ad-
THE HORROR ON THE MISSISSIPPI.
Is Life Worth Living?
Tiit, Fashionable Fabrics for
and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
v.a ll and leave your order
Sta.r Block Opposite Haepkr
1098. 231 Twentieth street.
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure yo j ani keep you well
Kor Si e at Harper House Pharmacy.
Jolin Volk. & Co.
b,i 1 iH fcin.l'.of wjo.l vrjrc for Guilders.
Kig lioontn st. -'n.. rnlrlAa.l c3r;ti avei..
': k i si. M-
inirs cave added luster to the ravs from the
lights in the .'rand plaza, while the golden mission tickets at the World's Fair grounds
statues of "the Republic" and "Diana," up to 0 o'clock in the evening. The num
upou which the light from the west eni'. of berof tickets sold at the down-town offices
I is estimated at o.iiuu to 4,ik.iu. a rougu
: guess at the number of paid admissions
j between 6 and 10 p. m. places it at 8,000,
j making a total of more than 30,0(0 paid
admissions for the day.
THE MATTER THAT WON'T DOWN.
JrnEF d'ceitvre or m'monniks fountain.
administration pliiza poured in blinding
showers, sit back a response which
blended harmoniously with the whole.
The different buildings were illuminated
to a certain extent, but the Administration
building on the west and the Peristyle in
the eat.t enclosing the grand court of
honor, held the multitude spell-bound and
easily carried off the honors of the night.
Made a Mirror of the Lagoon.
Administration building was the first to
be electrified, and its beautiful exterior
from base to tip of dome was gilded with
rows of incandescent lights. At the base
of its dome thirty-two blazing torches on
bronze stands were ranged equi distant
around its circumference, adding much to
its splendid appearanee. Tiie Peristyle soon
added its row of lights, and this was the
signal for the triple row of arc lamps alot,g
either side of the lagoon to lend their aid,
and in an instant they were sending bright
rays across the waterway, completing the
band encircling the grand plaza. The main
lagoon lay under the sheen of the thousands
of lights like a great mirror. The Src and
Peristyle lights formed itsgilded frame, and
around the sides about a foot from the
water's edge a row of electric bulbs lent the
added licauty of a golden bevel to the
And the fJondolier "tlondoles."
Its surface was dotted here and there
with the electric launches and the bright
gondolas. Gaily bedecked gondoliers
stood on the stem and stern of their craft
and as their oars dipped silently in and out
of the water and their bodies swayed to
and fro the romantic looking boats and
their oarsmen formed a novel silhouette in
the sparklh:e basin. Powerful search
lights on top of the Manufactures and Ag
ricultural buildings and Music hall
brought out new beauties in the scene for
the benefit of the spectator. The golden
Chicago Aldermen Uenoonea Closing; the
Gates on Snnday.
The city council has passed by a unani
mous vote a set of resolutions stating that
100,000 or more people were denied admit
tance to the World'B Columbian exposition
Sunday on the alleged reason that their
sight-seeing within the grounds would be
a violation of the American idea of the
Sabbath day; that such exclusion deprived
the people of legitimate and rational en
joyment, and education, and the treasury
of the World's Columbian exposition of
$30,00;). The resolutions express the dis
approval of the action of the directory in
excluding lb-r public from the grounds and
hopes that the Sunday closing rule will be
abrogated ar.d abandoned, and the public
be admitted to the grounds every of the
While the grounds were closed the
streets were sot and on these the "fakir"
plied his his trade and won many shekels
by his wiles, and the saloon was very
This morning the petition of the Colum
bian guard asking for an increase in pay
from $(k) to $75 per month was presented
to President Higinbotham, of the Colum
bian exposition, with the request that im
mediate action be taken thereon. The
'number of dissatisfied guardsmen signing
the petition is 1.103. The numerical
strength of the guanl is 1,"?92. The great
majority of the; guard who refuse to sign
the petition comprise the young men who
come from the farms and the smaller in
terior towns. Unless the demand of the
signers of the petition is conceded their
leaders declare that they will at once re
sign their positions.
At the session of the committee investi
gating the alleged scandal in the music
bureau Harpist tfhuacker was questioned
in detail about writing to Lyon & Healy
demanding a feeof $1,000 a year for playing
a Lyon Healy harp in Mr. Thomas' or
chestra. The harpist admitted writing the
letter. Ha did not see anything irregular
or unprofessional in his demand.
Miss Hreitscbuck - told about the order
Mr. Thomas sent out a week ago compell
ing all his players to quit using Lyon &
Healy's harps. In some confusion she
acknowledged writing the letter to Lyon
& Healy, wherein she expressed her satis
faction with their instrument and regret
ted that Mr. Thomas compelled her to sub
stitute another for it.
The transportation department has done
more business in the past two weeks than
in the prior two months. Great piles of
boxes containing exhibits are everywhere
on the grounds.
The visiting naval officers were dined at
the recital hall in the music building by
UT) LI!. M 1 IT" 1 . , A 1 1
xvepuoiic, uo.umg aioii- uer uirca mu president Higinbotham.
cap, was given such a "searching" that her ; . . .. ...
right arm, which had been vaccinated on
the bicep last week by ajcareless carpenter
dropping a section of scaffolding, did not
escape the notice of the crowds, who
laughed their approval.
Too Slaoli Light for Iiana.
Gilded "Diana," perchedon the dome of
the Agricultural building with arrow
pointed directly to the Music Hall, came
in for a shan of inspection. She tried to
turn on her rune to escape the glare of the
light, for the poor girl has no clothes on,
but the wind was agaiuct her and she was
forced to bear her ordeal to the finish. The
three searchlights were then by precon-
I h r
I A brilliant reception was given in honor
of the Duchess de Veragua by Mrs. Chas.
K. Farwell and Mrs. Iiobart Chatfield
Taylor, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Pallu, principal French commis
sioner of fine arts, gave a banquet at the
Richelieu hotel to his brother art commis
sioners and others. Plates for about sixty
were laid. It was a French affair through
out. Foreign commissioners to the fair are
making a general demand for the im
mediate appointment of the judges of
awards. It is intimated that several for
eign delegates regard this matter so seri
ously that they refuse to unpack any more
exhibits until they have beeu informed ex
actly.what representation they will have on
MUSIC AT THE BAND STAND,
certed signal concentrated upon the Mac
Monnies lountaiu, situated immediately
in front of the Administration building.
The marble figures were rendered immacu
late in au instant and the glare fiili:tc
full and powerful upon the handsome
women at the oars and iu the seat of honor,
seutdazz'.ius rays of crystal purity down
and across the silvery lagoon.
The Disappointment 'il I fie l:vrnln.
The magnificent ternc-si and prome
nades which lead to tha grand basin ist
front of Administration buiMiuj: were thts
favorite places for the crowd-. ciiW-fly be
cause of the general expacta! Itm that, thj
slectric fouutain would be iu operation.
But this 'was the only real disappoint
ment of the evening, and iu the other
splendors was hardly missed.
j The Iufanta Eulatie at Havana.
1 Havana, May 9. The infanta Eulalie.
I the aunt of the young Spanish king and
the representative Spanish royalty at the
J Chicago fair, has arrived here from Porto
Rico. She was accorded a splendid recep
1 tion. The princess U accompanied by her
, husband. Prince Antonio, and suite. The
' party left Madrid on April 19. When their
' sojourn here is over they will proceed to
' New York aboard a warship.
The Exposition's Stormy Petrel.
CmcAGO, May . Phoebe Couzins. the
storm y petrel of the ladies' board of the
exposition, went before the national com
mission and demanded a seat in that
body. She said that Judge Blodgctt had
decided that the lady managers were a
committee of the national commission,
which ma le them members of said com-mi-ioti.
The. matter was referred to the
Fourteen Victims Dead and Three Can
not Life Long.
CAIRO, Ills., May 9. The horrors of the
disaster on board the steamer Ohio become
more apparent hourly. Fourteen of the
victims are now dead, and there are three
in the hospital who cannot live long. Nine
of the injured have died since the explosion.
They are: R. W. Crews, Danville, Va.; Eli
Hancock (colored), residence unknown;
William Henry and Fate Holden (colored),
Memphis; James Howard (colored), Roe
bloom, Mo.: Charles Jackson (colored),
Memphis; Eugene Moody (colored), resi
dence unknown; Fred Neal (colored), Col
umbus, Miss.; Thomas Robinson (colored),
Three Men Drowned at Dixon, III.
Dixox, 111., May 9. Major Watson and
seven men were repairing the dam in this
city when they were swept by tUe strong
current over the dam and thre men were
drowned. The others were rescued. The
drowned were: Robert Downey, Richard
Hoban, Major Watson.
Scores at the National Game.
C KiCAGO.May tf. Following are the scores
at base ball made by League clubs: At
Brooklyn Brooklyn 7, New York 4; at
Baltimore Baltimore 4, Philadelphia 2; at
Ciucinnati Cincinnati 8, Pittsburg 9; at
At Washington Washington 3, Boston 8;
at Louisville and St. Louis games post
postponed; bad weather.
Death of a Remarkable Woman.
Seymour, Ind., May 9. Mrs. Biddy Mc
Kee, aged 102 years, a native of Virginia
and the mother of nineteen children, all
living, died here Snnday of general debility.
UVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago. May 8.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat, May. opened
75MSc closed 4c; July, opened 78Hc, closed
78c; September, opened Mc, closed SOJic
Corn May. opened 4 Vic. closed 43lc; July,
opened 4"tC, closed 4-Vj;c; September, opened
4jc. closed 45c. Oats May, opened i)l?6c
closed 31 tic; July, opened 31H closed
3t!4c; September, opened 2So. closed 28a
Pork May, opened $-0.20, closed July,
opened SO.oit, closed 3J.t5; September
opened Jui.ti?., closed Lard May,
opened $10.80, closed 810.7J.
Live stock: The prices at tie Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 18,000;
quality only fail; left 'over about &fk
market opened active and prices 515c
higher; sales ranged at $5.0 1,7.40 pigs, $7.31
Ct7..i light, S7.xj,7.4o rouh I packing. $7.40
7.70 mixed, and TJiO&i-tyj heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated ("receipts for the day
17,000; quality fair; market opened active on lo
cal and shipping account: prices steady
on good lots and iiu-ier on common;
quotations ranged at (6.45(0,6.110 shipping
steers, $4.4533.8j fair to good, ?t. com
mon to medium do, $3.8 bate hers steers,
$2.90(&4.00 stock ers, $4.0 1.70 feeders. $2.00
4.00 cows, $3.0U(&t.&'j heifers. $2.ij3.75 bulls,
S2.403.4.HJ Texas steers, and $3.UO&5.75 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 14.000;
quality fair; market rather slow and prices
were weak: quotations ranged at $4.73(3
6.U0 per 1W lbs westerns, $;i.S0j.9J natives,
and S-.0i3.7.U0 lambs, anil spring lambs at SLU
4.00 per head.
l'roauce: Hutter Fancy separator. 23o per
ib; fancy dairy. aU7c; packing stock, ltka
7c. Eggs Fresh stock, HSio per doz. Live
poult ry t-'hickens, 12 peril); turkeys, choice
hens, 14c; young tonis, lgdte; ducks, li
13c; geese, $:(.ikSiJ.0J per doz. Potatoes
Hurtianks. 67iJ70o rr bu; Hcbrons, Co&oTc;
Peerless, Cic: Kose, Ba;70c for seed. Apples
Poor to common stock, per bbl; fair
to good. Sw.-ia2..; fancy. f-J. Honey hits
clover in l-lt sections, 17(3,13 per lb; broken
comb. 10c; dark comb, good condition. 10u&14c:
New Yors, May 8.
Wheat May. TPTrt&SOJac: June, 81s&81o
July. Sik-S- 5-ltic; August, b&84!c: Sep
tember, bi-4:3.S6c: October. 86?.iaSJ6c; De
cember. biHii8!..4C. Ilyo Nominal; western.
58 62c Barley Out of season. Corn
No. 2, 613l4c; May. 514&51c; June.
&51c: July. 51JJt52c Oats May. 37o
asked; June, at4c asked; July, 366&369ic.
Pork Firm and quiet; old mess, f':
new mess, $2U.75fi&21.0U. Lard Steam-rendered,
Tha Loral narkrta.
Hay Timoihv. 514.00: upland. Sioail : slouen
$9.UU; baled. $10.U011.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 200121 ; creamery, 26c
Evil Freh. 14CI-
dnckf. T-'Hc ; geese, 10c.
mUIT AND TESBTABLE8 .
Apples-1 4 00 iwrbbt.
Potatoes Si Jt!'3c.
Onions $4 .10 per bbl.
Turnips" 60c per ba.
BntchcrH pay for corn fed
cows nnd nt-'lfeii. VMc
i ffitiiHuarer at x:rayette.
IjAFAVLTh:, Iiirt., May . The death
list lor tue railway wrecK at tuis placo
clcse.i :i ten and ;ll the injured are doim
well, mor. nt ttieiu having left for their
homes, i'iie ic::s')n thnt more lives were
not lot i-pro!:ibly that the shock set tha
air br:;kcsitid thus checked the car. As
it is, however, no one who'escaped can tell
how it was done, and the small Iues of life
is really miraculous. There is a suspicion
thjiit the air valves were cut by tramps who
were put o the train. , .
PUREST ARD BEST.
HALVES,! 0 $ .QUARTERS.