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Rock Island Daily Argus.
XLI NO. 187
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNE3DAY, MAY 24. 1893.
Single Copies S Cn
Per Weak IS. On.
f ifldn Your ReacL - -
Within the Reach of All.
VPe mean those Fine Suits
No such values ever offered before in this
city. We are adding new styles to this lot
every day. The people know when they
sjet a oood thin, and are taking advantage
hi it. YOU KNOW US. Follow the
crowd and trade at
Sunday Closing of the World's
BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSIONERS.
"T53 I J jfJ
Our selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken advanta e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the c'loisst designs fro n the product of nearly t-very
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only fir5t class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receiva your orders for Paper Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining' to Interior Decorating:
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors
Picture Frames latest styles.
R. ORAMPTON fe CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue, Hock Island
A Modification of the Kireotors' I'lans
Also l'alis The llattle Can Now Co to
the Courts Maine and erniany TJetll-
cate Their ltuildines at Jackson Park
Frcss I'eople Talk of Matters I'ertinent
to the Profession.
Chicago. May 24. The fight has been
fought out in the national commission, and
Sunday opening of the World's fair has
won it. There is but on a way that the
Sabbatarians can shut up the gates of the
greatest educational institution ever opened
by man, and that is through a decision of
the courts. Kloquence from a score of
states rang through the chamber of the
commission for several hours, and the
two reports wer? pretty well considered by
the time a vote was -reached. The oratory
was hardly necessary? for it is safe to say
that there wasn't a commissioner present
who did not know just how he was going
to vote when he went to the meeting.
Sabbatarian Protests Itead.
The lending orators were St. Clair, Mas
sey, Hurton and Hundley. Stacks of tele
grams were piled up on the chairman's
desk, nil of which, coming as they did
from church conventions and qncietities,
were of trie same import: "Keep the
World's fair gates closed Sunday." These
were read and then the verbal fight began,
Eibock, of Iowa, opening in favor of a
seven day fair and the minority report.
Burton, of Kansas, was on the same side.
Massey, of Delaware, was the leader of the
closers, and he enlarged on the fact that
the directory had bound themselves to
close on Sunday when congress gave ii,-
&00,000 on that condition.
Congressional ltad T'aitli.
The other bide said that congress h:.d
also bound itself to give 6:2,r.iMJ,OiH and had
later violated that ohligut ion by burglar
izing t he funds of the fair to the extent
of t'i(io,o,i;l. The fair directory had agreed
to cloce for ,500,00 not f ,!') 1, Oil: . Hand
lev took up the tight for closing and Ryan,
of North Dakota, spoke on the other side.
Touslye, of Minnesota, was a closer. lien
General St. Clair, of West Virginia, the
leader of Sunday opening advocates in the
commission, rose to close the debate there
was general silence and t':e windows were
closed to deaden thy melody which came
from Sousa's marine band.
Si. Clair's ( losing Argument.
St. Clair first submitted a modification
of the Sunday opening rule propounded by
the directory and obtained nnanimouscon
sent to have it received as part rf the ju
diciary committee's minority repojt. The
modftication provided fofnn-1nvitatiou to
all sjcts aud creeds to hold religious exer
ciser in the halls of the exposition on Sun
day, making it the duty of the council of
administration to make aniplo arrange
ments for such exercises. Referring to the
frequent allusions to Chicago's ungodli
ness by the closers General St. Clair said
Chicago had not provided the exposition.
It was true that the western metropolis
had given about $12,0lM,iM of the money
directly and indirectly but foreign na
tions had contributed ti,oiKi,u states and
territories, s.iKJ,0;ni. and the United
Su-ttes government $;.0( ,"! The com
mission was bound to de.il with t!ie ques
tion from the standpoint of the law, not
not only of state and interstate law, hut of
international law and custom.
A Contract Is a Contract.
Only one right was vested in the souvenir
act, and that was the government would
pay the money if the exposition kept its
contract. The vested right was raised by
that act not only in the corporation, but in
the bondholders. The government of the
United States had by the legal documents
in the treasury department at Washington
by the statement of exposition assets and
by its legislative action entered into a legal
binding contract with the bondholders, if
not with the Illinois corporation. This
contract had been violated by the legisla
tive branch of the government.
Final leciion of the Question.
At the conclusion of St. Clair's peech
the vote was tasen on substituting the mi
nority report for the majority or Sunday
opening for Sunday closing ami resulted
ayes, ;st); nays, 27. This was a surprise,
as it was expected to go the other way. The
vote on modifying the directory's rule as
wonosed bv St. Clair resulted ayes, 23;
navs. 28. Vice Presiflent De Young, who
presided, ruled that as lifty-five members,
a majority of the whole number of com
missioners, had not voted to modify, thj
ft i r.nt I irii' ril le should stand. Later he
I concluded that he had gone too far there
was n storm of protests from Sunday clos-
er in deciding the quorum part, and the
dtfcision went on record as a simple state
ment that the commissioners nan iaueu to
modify. Unless tee courts intervene the
fr will probably be open next Sunday.
231 Twentieth street
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE: NO, 2821 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vine Street ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
THE PRESS PEOPLE.
Tber Continue the liscuanion of Subjects
of Journalistic Interest.
This morning the ashington hall at
the Art Institute was tbe scene of the wom
en's discussion of
Mrs. M, II. David
son presided and
Mrs. Croly spoke
of editorial and
M u s i c al critic's
as business man
ager and as Wash
ent, and woman
as a worker on the
were the topics it I'VfVfi
iu opening me session ot cue iiuinnu a
Press congress Mrs. A. V. H. Wakeman
said: "We have been invited to take our
place in this congress on an equal footing
with men engaged in the same line of
work as ourselves. In this the men of the
press whose business it is to watch the hor
izon of the future have taken an initiative
in harmony with the trend of the times.
For that men and women will work to
gether in all things, as men and women
tare wurKing now in manytnnsgs and tn
most newspaper offices is a coining condi
tion that is plainly foreshadowed in many
One hundred publishers, representing the
greatest newspapers of the country and
fl'OO, 000, 000 capital, opened the World's fair
meeting of the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' association in hall 4 of the Art In
stitute, and for two or three hours dis
cussed the questions of co-operative insur
ance, a standard measure for type, and
other matters. They adjourned at 1 o'clock
and took coaches for Jackson park. The
business meetings were continued this
morning, and the publishers will remain in
session until Friday. The officers are:
President, James V. Scott, Chicago Her
ald; vice president, E. II. Woods, Boston
Herald; secretary. W. C. Bryant, Brooklyn
Times; treasurer, J. S. Seymour, New York
TWO BUILDINGS DEDICATED.
The National MRS. jvakejiaS.
Editorial association met in Columbus
balL There was a poem by T. B. Pea
cock, of ixausas; an address on the press in
relation to civilization by 11. A. Castle, of
St. Paul; a review of the future of the
country newspaper by Albert Shaw, of
New York, and an address on press ad
vocacy of human rights by Chas. H.
1 Jones, of St. Louis.
Maine and (ifrmsnj Gather at the Homes
in Jackson Park.
The completion of Germany's big build
ing was celebrated by a reception given by
Herr Wermuth from 4 to 0 o'clock. The
building adorns the northeastern part of
-A. f-zX S to
MHKI.K THE GKKMANS WILL GATHER,
the exposition grounds. All the material
UM-d in its construction was sent herefrom
Germany and most of it serves as exhibit.
The cuests were received by Commissioner
Wermuth, Mrs. Kaselowski, Mrs. Petri,
Mrs. Spiess and daughters Miss Spiess
and Mrs. Mencke and Miss Halle. Among
the gentlemen who were receiving were
Irovernment Councillor Kichter, Assistant
Commissioner Franz Berg. Mr. Spiess and
others. To the left from the main entrance
and at the foot of the main stairway the
cavalry band of the Garde da Corps was
placed. The members of the band ap
peared Tnirhtparade uniforms with eagle
crowned helmets, and were directed
through an elaborate programme by Herr
Wushwcyhe. In an adjoining room on the
lower floor a luncheon was spread.
The architectural style of the building is
that of the old Nuremberg houses, of which
the building is in part a reproduction. The
stuccoed exterior walls were turned over to
the decorators some time ago, and they
have pictured in handsome figures tome of
the old legends that are common in Ger
many and everywhere else. Ou the front
walls are painted the German imperial
eagle and poetic inscriptions that sieak of
the love of the fatherland. On the north
wall the decorators made merry with the
story of St. George and the dragon and on
the rear walls pictured out the story of
This morning the Sons of Maine were in
force at the Maine building, and the dedi
cation of that structure took place with
an interesting ceremony. Governor
Cleaves nnd the executive council of the
state were present and the oratory san?
the praises of the Pine Tree state. Amon g
those present were: Hon. F. M. Simpson
and wife, Carmel, chairman of the coun
cil, councillor Sixth district; Hon. Waldo
Pettengill and wife, Kumford Falls, coun
cillor First district: Miss Bessie Pettengill,
Oliver A. Pettengill, George W. Pettengill;
Hon. Marquis F. King, and wife, Port
land, councillor of Second district; Miss
Luetta King; Hon. Charles A. Harrington
and wife, Norriggewock, councillor of
Third district; Hon. Elwin O. Clark
L'uiirr lucuoor occupied Dy the Swiss ex
hibitors the thii-ves had built a platform
and had begun cutting through the floor
when one of the secrrt service men acci
dentally made the discovery. Had the rob
bers been successful the booty would have
been worth $230,000.
It was decided at a meeting of the mem
bers of the board of reference and control
that Theodore Thomas should remain
at the head of the World's fair bureau of
music, but shorn of his power of dictator
and be made responsible to Director Gen
eral Davis for the conduct of his depart
"eiit. '1 paid admissions at the World's fair
for the ! v were BJ.flio.
ABBRc." " 1 TED TELEGRAMS.
A windstorm at Louisville vrc -1
Ixiuisville and Nashville roundhouse and
more or less damaged about thirty other
The latest South American republic to
indulge in a revolutionary entertainment
Twenty houses were burned at Carbon
iile, Colo., at a loss of $30,000.
A receiver has lieen asked for the Na
tional Electric company at Eau Clairtj
Wis. Assets, $ 100,000; liabilities, $500,000.
The French chamber has read for a first
time a bill to facilitate divorce. Judicial
separation can be changed to divorce, after
a lapse of three years, on the demand of
either party. Conservatives oppose the bill
hotly. Should it become a law there will
be an enormous increase in the number of
divorces, which during the past five years
has amounted to 30,000.
In the northern part of Minnesota dan
gerous prairie lires are raging, and in Pine
and Morrison counties the flames have at
tacked the forests, driven before the high
The Kev. J. S. Mills, of Toledo, la., has
been elected bishop of the United Brethren.
Temjierance people at Frankton, Ind.,
destroyed the saloons in that place, and
three leaders of the movement have been
The Exchange b ink at Tingley, Iowa,
has suspended and the cashier, Kobert
Bi-nnet, has left for parts unknown. De
positors are l .-.dly victimized.
Sig. Gi..-:;ii has agreed to construct a
new Italian cabinet with himself as presi
dent of tlu council and minister of the in
terior. Obituary: At Boston, Ezra II. Heywood,
who was an influential member of the
Massachusetts Ant i-Slavery league. At
Adrian, Mich., O'Xeil K. Whitmore, aged
is. At New Orleans, Col. Daniel A. Wil
son, who was jude advocate general in
the Confederate army, aged CO; Kev. Father
Guedry, formerly of Chicago.
Niearaguari revolutionists are reported
to have won a decisive battle, which prac
tically insures the overthrow of President
A receiver hits lieen appointed for the
Denver real estate firm cf John M. Berkey
: Co. Their liabilities are reported to
amount to $:ioojiM.
The National bank of Deposit at New
York has failed. It was the eastern repre
sentative of Ziiuri Dwigirins ami held $;K),-
0-10 of his paper.
Governor Tillman, of South Carolina, es
timates that the state will realize a profit
if not less than -S',l,'Hi0 in the sale ot
liquor through state dispensaries the first
Bullets made of precious stones are rare-
ties in warfare. But during the recent
lighting on the Kasmir frontier, when the
British troops defeated the rebellious Hun
zas, the natives used bullets of garnets
encased in lead. .
The Chinese women are beginning tp re
bel seriously against the fashion of com
pressing their feet, which has for so long
limited their energies. It appears that a
missionary has been preaching to theul on.
On the Itase Hall Field.
Chicago, May 24. Following are the
scores recorded by League base ball clubs:
At Louisville Cincinnati 8, Louisville 4;
at Pittsburg St. Louis 4, Pittsburg S; at
Chicago Cleveland 6. Chicago 8; at Balti
more New York 5, Baltimore 7; at Brook
lyn Washington I, Brooklyn 9; at Bostbn
Philadelphia 6, Boston IS.
Ton PINE TREE STATE MEN.
and wife, Waldboro, councillor of Fourth
district; Miss Mabel Clark. Miss C. A.
Clark, Mrs. Ella A. Oakes; Hon. Fred At
wood and wife, Winterport. councillor of
Fifth district: Miss Emily H. Hall.Winter-
nort: Hon. L. G. Downes. Calais, council
lor o Seventh district; Miss Mina Downes;
General George L. Peale, Norway, state
treasurer, and Miss Agues J. Peale; Hon.
Nicholas Fessenden and wife. Fort Fair
field, secretary of state, and many others
from Maine with a large contingent of
Maine men and women now residents of
Mayor Harrison. Chief McCIaughrey, In
spector Hunt, and Corporation Counsel
Kraus were in conference for several hours
discussing the duties of the chief of police
in regard to stopping the sale of liquors at
hotels in the orld's fair district. The re
sult was the delivery of an-opinion from the
law department to the chief of police to
the effect that he need use n extraordi
nary efforts to enforce the prohibition law
of Hyde Park; in brief, holding that the
city ought not to interfere with the appe
tites of its guests,
A carefully planned and partially effected
plot to loot the treasures exhibited by the
Swiss section of Manufacturers' hall was
frustrated by the Columbian secret service
men at the World's fair Sunday aiternoon.
The Loral Market.
Hay Timothy. 514. 00: upland, f 10311 ; slcugb
f9.(U; baled. SiO.OOCill.OO.
Butter Fair to choice, SOCJKc ; creamery, 232.
l'oaltrv Chickens. 12V4c; tarky li"a
ducks. liHc; gceee, IQc.
rKCIT AND VEa STABLES.
Apples $1 on n-hb'.
Onions $1. toper btiL,
Tumipe 00c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed'
4T.4-4C; cows and ceifei.' 2i4&3!4C
IT IS THE PEOPLE-
AND NOT THE TESTIMONIALS
OF PURCHASABLE CHEMISTS