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Rock Island Daily Argus.
, XLI KG. 191
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MAY 29, 1893.
Single Copies B Grata
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li Mr React
Within the Reach of All.
$e mean those Fine Suits
Visit Jackson Park on the First
EATJDLT AS MANY AS EXPECTED.
A Perfect Iay for the Occasion Fifteen
State lluiltlings and tlio l'.rUlsli Lock
Their Doors, as Does Uncle Sam Some
Little InconntsteiiCT Noted Miss An
thony Surprises the ItcliKknu lidltors
Doctors at the Art Institute.
Chicago, May 20. The first World's fait
open on Sunday bus passed and leen a mod
crate success if its purpose is to help make
tbe ent rprise pay expenses or more; a
first-class success if a beautiful day and
an opportunity for thoso to see tliefnirwho
could not go any other day were the two
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that not less than half a million of people
were kept out of the fair grounds because
they weren't pen on Sunday. However, it
may have been, the "principle of the thins7
that inspired the "big talk," and that if
only one person had been deprived of his
"right" to see the show if he hail a half
dollar, there would have been an equally
May He the Only Open Sunday.
If this latter is tbe plea, the question of
how many of those present could and
would have gone any other day than Sun
day is no! important. But if Sunday is
to redeem the World's fair from financial
failure and in spite of disclaimers no one
doubts that this has a great deal to do with
the matter then the people who cannot
go any day except Sunday should have
showed up better, especially when it was
well known that the fair might be closed
on succeeding Sundays by a court injunc
tion. There is no telling what a court or
a jury may do, and Attorney Milchrist has
filed his application for an injunction and
it will be argued Wednesday. He does
not ask it on a Sabbatarian basis, but on
the plea that Sunday opening is in viola
tion of the law not desecration of Sunday.
No Creat Hush Until Afternoon.
People began to .-irrive at the guards by
7 a. m.. but not until after 2 p. m. was
there much of a rush, and they kept oa
coming from then until ns late as y p. m.
During the afternoon there was an unde
niably larire crowd both in Jackson Park
and the plaisance, where every show was
crowded. It was an orderly and well
dressed crowd. The park was illuminated
at night, as it was Saturday night, and all
the fountains were in full play, including
the electric fountain. The music was of
high, ami in some cases devotional, char
acter. Among thesacred pieces performed
was Gounod's "There Is a Green Hill Par
Away," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus,"
and the good old hymn. "Nearer, My God,
i'rowned tin by State Kuildinss.
Sunday opening was frowned upon, how
ever, in the north end of the park where
the American state buildings are grouped,
and quite a number of them were closed.
The visitors, however, did not seem to care.
There was enough to see without them. A
few of the state commissioners were left
no alternative but to close the doors of
their buildings, as the legislatures had so
ordered; but the great majority of the state
boards acted on their own authority in re
fusing admission to visitors. The doors of
fifteen state and territorial buildings were
locked and visitors were generally informed
to that effect by cards. Missouri, Dela
ware, New York, Virginia, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New Hamp
shire, llhode Island, New Jetsev, Con
necticut, Maryland, and Massachusetts,
were among the buildings which tbe people
obtained only an outside view of. Utah
GKAND i'lUEI'LACE, MA1SE BUILDING.
had the close sign on its doors and North
Dakota added to its announcement the in
vitation: "Come on Monday." On the
doors of the Bay State house was the fol
lowing typewritten legend "By order of the
Great and General court of Massachusetts
this building is closed on the Lord's Day,
E. C. Hovey, Executive Commissioner."
A Specimen of Consistency.
On the elevated lawn in front of this
building a gardener worked all day
planting beds of beautiful pansies. When
asked if be was employed by the World's
fair board of Massachusetts to labor on
Sunday at the state building the old man
imm hit nna nui&iuij luc ai xuosiutcliancuua
ilorist who was exhibiting the pansy beds,
and that Commissioner Hovey had not told
hiui to stop. He added the information
that there was work going on inside the
building, and being of European birth he
exclaimed: "This Sunday closing business
is all wrong. It's a fraud." The Maine
commissioners bad a sign outside their
building which read: "Open to Maine vis
ltcis and their friends only,1" but everybody
wuo pleased entered, ignoring the attempt
at exclusiveness without absolute closing.
IN HER MAJESTY'S BAILIWICK.
Nothing Halfway About Sunday Closing
In the ltrillHh KeRioint.
In distinct contrast to this was the situa
tion in the buildings over which the Brit
ish ensign floated. There were no halfwaj
measures there. All were closed tight and
no person could even be been inside, which
was not the case with the "closed"' state
buildings. The great carved oak doors ol
Victoria house were shut, although the
Union Jack floated from the roof. Can
ada's Hag was flying also, but the doors
were closed and not even a sign was put
out for visitors to read. New South Wales
Mipplemeuted the "Closed Today" sign with
the following words, "Keep Out. This
Means You." Even at the India building,
which is chiellv a private commercial en
terprise, the "Closed" sign was hung out.
Where the l'enple CJathered.
In Machinery building three or four en
gines were going only enough to supply
the power necessary to run the fair ami
there were comparatively few in the build
ing, but every other departmental struct
ure bad crowds in them all afternoon and
evening. The Arts building wai probably
the most crowded cfall. Uncle Sam, how
ever, emphasized his reverence for the
"Sabbath" by closing u; tight. He did
not even fly his ensign, "U 1 "Old Glory" re
posed furled and uuvexed by the light
breeze in some corner of the building all
day. Guards were at all the doors, as they
were on the pier alongside of which the
brick shir Illinois rests on piles driven into
the bed of Lake Michigan.
The Kxuct Number of Visitors.
The enthusiastic believer in the immense
crowds whioh would rush to the fair if
opened on Sunday could not work up his
nthnsiasm to a higher po;nt than to est!
mate that li.V'OO went to the fair at the
first opportunity on that day. But with
an exceptionally beautiful day, with the
unquestionable doubt that there would be
another open Sunday, and with everything
in favor of a really enof Lnons frowd, there
were really bnt Si, 10 paid admissions for
the whole clay. There were 70.:2Q on Sat
urday and it was a very unpromising day
until about noon, besides being decidedly
raw, which is believed to justify the claim
that the believers in Sunday opening
should have done better. It will require
over 200,000 paid admissions for every Sun
day left to make up for the loss of $1,900,
000 which the fair will suffer if opened on
Sunday if, indeed, it has not already lost
that sum by opening yesterday.
THE WORLD'S CONGRESSES.
Newspaper Men aud Women Give Place
to the Medical People.
The press congress has come to an end,
with a couple of days devoted to the re
ligious journalists. During the closing
meetings the religious newspapers had a
general overhauling, those taking part in
the discnss'on being Itev. W. S. Kichard-
GOXDOI.A2NU VI THE LAGOON",
son, of the Central Presbyterian, Iiich
moml, Ya.; Amos li. Wells, of the Golden
Rule, Boston; Susan B. Anthony; Miss
Katherine E. Conway, of The Pilot, Bos
ton: President William 11. Harper, of Chi
cago university; Bishop Samuel Fallows,
of Chicago, and others. The sensation of
the closing meetings was the speech of Miss
Anthouy, which was on the subject of
"Moral Leadership and Christian Journal
ism." Miss Anthony almost took her hearers'
breath away by making a strong plea for
Sunday opening of the World's fair. She
first gave a raking over to J. M. Buckley,
of the New York Christian Advocate, be
cause he is an uncompromising opponent
of woman suffrage and then said: "Now
about the closing of the World's fair on
Sunday." The audience looked as though
it expected a cyclone. Miss Anthony con
tinued: "I have stood from the first with
Elizabeth Cady Stanton in favor of the
Sunday opening of the World's fair. Not
because I do not reverence God and all his
works, but because I do reverence him and
all his works. Applause. Of all things
to honor God Sunday with the 'White
City' is the greatest. It makes us feel
that man is, indeed, almost divine. Look
at this question, friends, not from the
bigotry of pulpit or backwardness of the
press. To say that for us to go there and
study the beautiful things the hand of man
has made is violating an injunction of
God I can't understand it tn Applause.
The World's Eclectic congress was
opened this morning by Mr. C. C. Bonney,
with additional addresses by Mrs. Potter
Palmer and Mrs. Henrotin and other Chi
cago people, who heartily welcomed the
doctors to Chicago hospitality and the
World's fair. Responses were made by
Joseph li. Hughes, England, and other
foreign and home visitors. After the
opening ceremonies, the Medical Climatol
ogy congress assembled in Columbus hall,
and was duly welcomed by Congress Aux
iliary officials, the responses being made
by Dr. Velpocelli . of Italy; Dr. Oman of
Spain and others. Speeches were also
made by Dr. Sarah A. Stevenson and Dr.
Julia 11. Smith, of Chicago.
The American College of Homeopathy
also assembled at the Art Institate this
mornin g and attended to routine business,
adjourning to Jackson park, where the
Homeopathic building was dedicated at 8
o'clock this afternoon. The Homeopathic
physicians meet to-night. Among those
present, are: ui. Aiajunaar, oaicntta, In
dia; Dr. Bojanus, Moscow, liussia; Dr.
Hawkes, Liverpool, England; Dr. Fisher,
Sydney, Australia; Dr. Horace Packard,
Boston, and Dr. Emily Pardee, South Nor
A crevasse 2, UK) feet wide in the Missis
sippi levee near Vicksburg has driven 2,0t0
people from their homes, and Governor
Foster, of Louisiana, has been asked for
ten days' rations for the destitute, and
will supply them.
The First National bank, of Brady, Tex.,
has suspended, and a receiver will be ap
pointed. Directors say depositors will be
paid in full.
The czar has celebrated the tenth anni
versary of his coronation.
Bert Fisher, who was accompanying
George Williams from Iola, Kan., to Okla
homa with a drove of horses, tbe property
of Williams, arose during the night and
tried to kill his employer with a revolver.
Just ns be pulled the trigger Williams
drew the quilt he was sleeping under over
his head, and the bullet failed to penet'ite
it. Williams then rose ami overpowered
his assailant, took hi in to Topeka, and had
A mob of men and women, calling them
selves the "Law and Order" league raided
the saloons of Cheuey.Kan., and destroyed
all tlia property in three of them and tried
to inflict bodily injury on one firm which
resisted the proceedings.
While Bin Williams was dipping steel
plates into n pickle of boiling acid and oil
at the El wood (Iud.) tinplate works a plate
slippel and the liquid splashed over
his face ami bead. His face was burned
to a crisp and bis eyes burned out.
F. G. Cnek stabbed Albe rt Wilson to the
heart at Glen Ellyn, Ills., during a dispute
over money. The murderer is in jail.
A disreputable printer at Areola, Ills.,
resisteel arrest by the city marshal, who
is Mr. Bunch, a very old man. The resist
ance was so savage and brutal that
Bunch's right eye was knocked out, his
left arm broken and he may die,
A. L Moore, of Washington, who fol
lowed his wife and her paramour to Grand
liapids and killed the latter, has been ac
quitted. The audience in the court room
loudly applauded the verdict.
Julia Morris, an 11-year-old girl, was
drowned at Watseka, Ills., while playing
with another child in a boat on Sugar
creek. r -fg t
Louis Moras, wealthy and well-known
in the old aristocratic French circle at De
troit, was the divorcee iu a "marriage fail
ure" case seventeen years ago. He and his
long-ago wife have just remarried.
AufcTTsta LegTiard, moving in the first
circles at Waukegap, Ills., has been mar
ried to her father's coachman and is living
at Chicago. : , r ,
During a pauie ccused by the altar of
the Church of the Holy Virgin, Munich,
catching fire, four children were killed
and twenty-seven women received terrible
injuries. ' ,
The Campania has arrived at New York
on her second westward trip, which is six
hours behind the record. But she has es
tablished new records for two, three and
four days consecutive progress, making
2,047 miles, the record of the Paris being
A lone highwayman "held up" an engi
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yards at Armourdale. a suburb of Kansas
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Sontag and Evans, the desperadoes of
the region about Yisalia, CaL, got the drop
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Dr. Hamilton Griffin, prominent because
he was stepfather aud manager of Mary
Anderson before that talented actress be
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Mrs. Steele, an aeronaut, fell 1,000 feet at
Tarborough, N. C. and was only a trifle
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