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ock Island Daily Argub.
VOL. XLI NO. 179
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MAY 15. 1893.
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We have taken ad vanta e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest de3igas from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Elangiag, Painting or
anything pertaining to lnterijr Decorating;
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to. order, all colors
Picture Frames latest styles.
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WOMEN IN SESSION,
First Meeting of the World's
LADIES INAUGURATE THE SERIES.
Mrs. I'otter Palmer Welcomes the Dele
gates, Who Come from All I'arta of the
World to Discuss the Progress of Woman
Holiday Ouestion at Jackson 1'ark
Commissioners Indignant at the Direct
or J Sabbatarians for War.
fcut?AWoi May 15. The long serious of
congresses to be held this summer iu con
nection witht.tho World's fair, under the
auspices of theAVorld's Congress Auxiliary
of the Columbian
opened today by
the tVVorld's Con
gresf of Representa
foj-ms a distinct
of woman's pro
gressin the con
gress series. The
this ftvnt. trTrrvtaa
have been twelve
... vjv'." dr ws- -a jt
ing, and have been
perfected at the
cost of infinite CTIAKLES C. BOXNEY.
labor. The inception of the congress, in
its present form, goes back to May, 1SW2,
when the officers of the National Council
of Women of the United States entered
into correspondence with Hon. Charles C.
Bonm j president of the World's Congress
lienny Counted Tliem In.
The national officer- wanted Mr. I!in
ney to adopt as one of the series of con
gresses the quinquennial meeting of the
International council of women to lie
helil during the summer of 1 .:, the coun
cil to take the name of "The World's Con
gress of Representative Women." Mr. Bon
uey was nothing loth and promptly agreed
to the formal application of the 'council
signed by its president. May Wright bew
ail, of Indianapolis, and he appointed the
week beginning May 15, as
the time for the congress to
beheld, thus giving it the
lead of all the congresses.
Mr. Binuey also appointed
Mrs. Sewall chairman of
the coniiiiittee of prepara
tions arrd Rachel Foster"
Avery was m.tde secretary.
MRS. EtwELL. The committee was com
pleted by ti.c addition ' of Dr. Sarah
Hacket Stevenson, Ilr, Julia Holmes
Smith, Mrs. John C. Coon ley.
Miss i'iauu LL iliard. Mr
KlifaTieth'TRoj ntori lIsr'berfTttnd Mf"WT.?
lain Thayer Brown, cf Chicago.
It Includes the Whole World.
For nearly a whole year the committer
has workeil faithfully and successfully un
til at the meeting that began this mornjtig
there were representative women 1 "roni
nearly ew$r civilized country in.the,. World.
The meet ISas are held in t lie rf' palace,
which wat?onipleted last week so far as
was necessary to house the numerous con
gresses which will be held ;n this city this
summer. In the women's congress four
classes of meetings are provided. First,
those of the congress proper, two sessions
daily; second, department congresses for
the separate organizations in attendance
upon the main congresses; third, report
congresses: and fourth, conference con
gresses, or smaller meetings for the work
ers in any special line or cause.
Opening of tbe Congress Auxiliary.
The women's congress is only a part of
the whole scheme of the Congress Auxil
iary, and the latter was opened with appro
priate ceremonies this morning beginning
at 10 o'clock. Mr. Bonney, the president
of the auxiliary, took a leading part in
this ceremony, and all the foreign visitors
in the city were present. The exercises
consisted of welcoming speeches and re
sponses and music. Then tbe women's
congress opened. The welcoming speech
was made by Mrs. Potter Palmer and was
a felicitous effort. She was followed by
ABUNDANCE ADMIKISTRATIQX BCILD1XG.
Mrs. Charles Henrotin, vice president-of
tbe women's branch of tbe Auxiliary. Mrs.
Sewal! spoke on the "World's Congress of
Representative Women," and then the for
eign represents were introduced, some of
them responding. At 2:30 p. m. a recep
tioa waa began which will last until 4:30
p. m. There will be a session this evening
which will be occupied with more intro
ductions and responses of foreign repre
sentatives. Miss Susan B. Anthony Talks.
In an interview Miss Susan B. Anthony
said: "I have looked forward to this occa
sion with a great deal of pleasure. Of
course the department in which I am most
interested is that of the Woman's Suffrage
association, which will meet on Thursday."
Among the arrivals were Mrs. Lucy Stone;
Miss Alice Stone Block well, of Boston;
Mrs. George X. Shields, of Philadelphia;
Dr. Mary H. Stillwell, president of the
Woman's Dental , association; Baroness
Thorborg Rappe, of Sweden; Mrs. Clara
Norton, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Skinner and
Mrs. Annie N. Meyer, of Xew York.
ROW OVER SUNDAY OPENir.
National Commission Indignant and Sab
The action of the local directory in de
ciding to open the World's fair gates on
Sunday, May 21, has raised a pretty row.
The first to shy its castor into the ring is
the laTiodai ""eom'fiflssion. "lt has set its
judiciary committee at work to formulate
a plan of campaign, and there was talk
even of applying to the president to send
United States troops to the park to pre
vent the opening of the gates. The com
mission had taken a vacation, but it imme
diately summond its members to come
back and present a united front against
the wicked directors.
Not that the commission is opposed to
opening the gates on the first day of the
week, but the trouble seems to be that it
thinks that the directory took snap judg
ment and committed the grave offense of
acting regardless of the commission. The
action of the board was denounced and de
clared in violation of law, and a big wad of
protesting telegrams from Sabbatarians all
over the country was received, read, and
A telegram from Xew York says that
Rev. W. F. Crafts, chairman of the nation
al committee on Sunday closing of the fair
is arranging for a big fight against open
ing the gates, and for appeals to the gov
ernment to prevent the same. At Terre
Hauts, led., a hurried meeting of of Sabba
tarians was held and a committee to solicit
help in the anti-Sunday opening move
ment was'appointed with a further object
of holding an interstate conference at Indi
anapolis June 13 and 14 to talk about boy
cotting the fair.
From Washington comes the report that
inquiry at the department of justice as to
the decision of the board of directors to
open the World's Fair grounds, develops a
feeling favorable to it. The view of the
Chicago lawyer thnt Jackson park and
Midway Plaisance are not the exposition
seems to be generally approved, but Attor
ney General O'.ney will not say anything.
But the advocates of opening are not
idle. Charles W. Clingman, of this city,
representing stockholders who own $100,000
of the World's fair stock, has filed a bill iu
the superior court praying for an injunc
tion restraining the directors uf the exposi
tion and the South park commissioners
from closing the gates of the fair on Sun
day. Application for the order was made
today. It is averred J that Clingman
purchased his stock after the passage of the
act of congress locating the fair in Chicago
which provided that the exposition should
be open from May 1, 103, to October, So,
1K'.'3, and before a subsequent act of con
gress providing that the fair should be
closed on Sunday.
Further ground for the suit is found
in the fact that the grounds on whieh the
fair is located were set aside as public land
for park purposes by the state legislature
and no one has authority to make regula
tions contrary to the provisions of that act.
It is further claimed that the act of con
gress itself, which fixes the first day of tha
week for the closing of the fair, instead ol
the seventh, violates that part of the
constitution of the United States, which
says that "congress shall not make a law
respecting the establishment of religion,"
and while thousands of people worship on
Sunday there are also thousands of people
who worship on Saturday, and any law
that provide? one day as against another
is a violation of the const itutiou not only
JjJliU.Qd States, bnt i of the state ol
jlhnois. " '""
Meantime the gates were closed Sunday,
and a big crowd was down at the park
looking longingly through the cracks in
the fence and patronizing the saloons and
fakirs, the latter of whom Iturned a hatful
of honest pennies.
From 10 o'clock in the morning until 5
o'clock in the evening there was almost a
continuous stream of wanderers passing
down Stoney Island avenue along rtio
whole western extent cf the fair grounds.
Then there was a line of buggies,carriages,
THE FAKIR AND HIS FAKE,
tally-hos and other rigs which contained
people who desired to have a glimpse of
the fair buildings over the fence. All the
side shows were packed, the Wild West
show having at least 18,000 spectators.
Nearly l.000 attended the ball game and
the streets down town were crowded all
day with the thousands who did not care
to make the trip to Jackson park to see
the catch-penny shows that line the streets
fust outside the fair grounds.
World's Fair Notes.
The Saturday night illumination was
mrtre complete than that of a week prior,
but was not fully complete, as the electric
fountain was not ready to show its rain
bow effects. There was a beautiful pyra
mid in the Electric building which showed
the national colors continually changing.
The Macmonnies fountain was in full play
and there was music galore. It is esti
mated that 75,0i0 people were present.
The Columbu caravels are expected in
the lagoon about J uly 1.
An old man named X. B, Martans, of
Woodland, Cal., was robbed of his whole
fortune, 14,100, by a pickpocket at the
World's Fair. It isja pitiable case, as it
represented the savings of a lifetime and
he is too old 71 years to begin life again
Moral Don't take your whole fortune to
tbe fair with you. It is impossible to pre
vent picking pockets, and equally so to re
cover the valuables stolen.
The California Press association, 400
strong, with its family, has arrived; also a
large excursion of Florida editors. .
The duke, and duchess of Veragua and
all the members of their party were photo
graphed individually and collectively by
the exposition photographer. Their pict
ures will be on sale at the grounds.
The Norwegian citizens of Chicago ban-
quetttd the Xorwegian commissioners, and
the Germans did the like courtesy to Adolf
Wppmnth. f iT-m nmr'ci
Railway Belies for the Fair.
Baltimore, May 15. Major J. G. Pang
bqrn. United States honorary commission-
CliI vT'.vposu-.on CxecSive of the Balti
more and Ohio railway, has left Balti
more carrying to Chicago the most valua
ble and interesting collection of early his
torical railway relics ever gathered to
gether. There are the spade and pick used
by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last
surviving signer of the declaration of in
dependence, in turning over the first shov
elful of earth at the laying of the corner
stone of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
at Baltimore, July 4, the initial event
iu the railroad history of the American
ABBREVlATtD 1 tLEGRAMS.
The Hoods are abating in the Mississippi
At a meeting of the Prohibition national
committee held at Chicago it was decided
to have a national Prohibition rally in that
city the latter part of August or early in
The Kissimee City bank, at Kissimee,
Fla., has closed its doors. Liabilities, $75,
000; assets, $100,000.
The Scotch-Irish congress has closed its
session. It said nothing about home rule
Gill & Wright, rolling mill proprietors
at Dulutb, have assigned. Liabilities, $07,
000; assets, $75,000.
The Xew York Press publishes a report
that the Xew York He:ald is no longer the
sole property of James Gordon Bennett.
His name has disappeared at the head of
the editorial page. It is stated that John
V. Mackay has a mortgage on The Her
ald to cover money advanced Bennett to
cover losses in the cable enterprise and
Bennett's Kuropean papers. An officer of
the United Press at Chicago, who is inti
mately acquainted with The Herald's af
fairs, says that the foregoing is not true
in any partieular, except regarding Ben
nett's name disappearing.
Cincinnati has dedicated a fine new city
hall, costing -i,000,OtX.
Sadie Ringold, untier arrest as n "fence"
at Columbus, O., jumped out of a win
dow forty feet from the ground and will
liktly die, suieide having been her pur
p ise. S.ie fell ci a stone pavement, broke
her left leg in two places and received other
Three of the robljer who held up the
tiainoiithe Mobile and Ohio last week
have 1k n captureu. One of them had
b.-en out of the penitentiary only three-
weeks. :. :'v
Among the passengers by the Xew York ,
from Southampton was Hon. Robert Liu- ,
coin, late minister to Kngland. He was in
good health and started at once for Chi- '
cago to reume the practice of the law, and
recoup himself for some of the money It
has cost him to serve his country. '
The war on saloons at Muscatine, la.',
goes on in spite of dynamite. Injunctions
have been obtained closing fourteen saloons
since the explosions, K. M. Kessinger,
whose house was blown tip, has sold his
property and left the town never to return.
Governor Boies will offer a reward for the
Walter Boose and Gertie Kriete, of Bal
timore are sweethearts agaiust the wishes
of Gertie's family. Gertie's brot hers caught
the two together and assaulted Walter.
Gertie next morning testified in police
court against her brothers and both were
fined for assault ami battery.
The Xatinnal League of Musicians, which
has been holding .a meeting at Detroit, has
adjourned, failing to censure Theodore
Thomas for employing Kuropean musi
cians. The next meeting will be held at
Mrs. R. Hodge, the local telephoue man
ager at Vinton, la., attempted to commit
suicide by pouring kerosene on her body
and setting lire to it. She was rescued, but
not until she was dangerously burned.
Frederick Einstman, a grain merchant at
Jacksonville, Ills., has made (Lft asslgf1
ment. His assets are nominally (32,000 and
liabilities scheduled at $14,000.
The Jury in the case of Rippey, who shot
John W. MacKay, disagreed, flls nesfc
trial will begin May 19.
The quicksand on the Brandy wipe shoals,
in lower Delaware bay, are swallowing
up a ship which has struck there.
The lyoral Slarketn.
HSy Timothy. JH.00; upland,' J10Q11 ; elough
19.00; baled. tl0.00ll.0O,
Batter Fair to choice, 022t ; creamery, 26c
Keer Fresh. 14S..
Poultry Chickens, 12c; turkeys 12
ducks, l-'Hc; geese, 10c.
FRUIT 1XD TBGBTABLES.
Apples $4 00 nerbbl.
Onions J I (XI per bbl. .
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed" steeri
4?t4V4c; cows and Bcifer, 2tt&3Kc' calves
TRH PRICEOFLOTH ER BRAN D S.
OLD 1 N" CANS.ONliti