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T0L.XLI NO. 194
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1893.
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Examining,the Stomach by Electing Light.
"Illuminating the Stomach by Electric Light"
Medical Electricians have recently devised a plan by which the interior of the
human stomach may be illuminated for examination. The patient is laid upon the
operating table and a slender tube, carrying a glass bead upon its end, is introduced
into the stomach. A small light inside the bead is supplied by fine wires running
through the tube and connected to a small battery. The interior of the stomach is
plainly lighted and all its parts are brought into view by a small movable mirror at'
the end of the tube." Quoted from the World-Herald's Encyclopedia Britannica.
The above picture is photographed from an illus
tration on page 610 ot the supplement on the back
01 V U1UII1C V 111 Ul UlC vv ui lU'iiciaiu a xiiy iup
dia Britannica. It is only one out of nearly 100
illustrations on the subject of Electricity contained
in this edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica-thirty-six
of which can be found in no other Britannica in
print. Among them we mention a few of the mod
ern appliances therein so beautifully and accurately
An- Livrlit,'" -Wooil lyti:imu,' Mattery Incamlosc-ont 1H 11:11110." Im
proved Kvnimo," Ineamleseeiit Lamp," Portable Elcrtrio Lamp." "Kli
sim Ceneratur." Keeonlintr ami Alarm Cuae," Liec-tric- Elevator." Elec
tric. Car on a Ten Per Cent (irai
Electric Percussion Drill." Police anil
Si'mal System. " "The Death Penalty lv Electricity." etc.
The articles on Electricity in its various forms in
the main body of the work and in the supplementary
matter bound in the back are treated in i38 pages.
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WAITS A DECISION.
The Question: Shall the Fair Be
. Open Sunday?
DIBE0T0BY IS LOSING NO TIME.
Order Issued to Prepare to Receive the
People Jane 4 The Minnesota Editorial
Caprice Results in a Slight Unpleasant
ness California Dedicates Without Cer
emony A Wonderful Electrical Exhibit
Coming of the Infanta Eulalle.
Chicago, J one 2. The powers that be at
Jackson park are net greatly exercised over
the court proceedings in which it is sought
so close the fair on Sundays. Director of
Works Bnrnham has issued an order to
the department chiefs instructing them to
LOOKING ACROSS THE LAGOON.
have their buildings ready for visitors
Sunday. While the director of works had
no official information to give regarding
his reason he is understood to take it for
granted thnt the de ision of the court will
be in favor of the exposition's side of the
The I'roceodlnss In Court.
The amended answer of the directory to
the statement of Attorney Milchrist that
the directory had received souvenir coins
after it kuew that congress had withdrawn
$000,000 was presented in the United States
court, and is in effect that the only knowl
edge had of the withdrawal was through
the public press and that what construc
tion would be put on the act was not
known until late in April. Speeches were
made for the itovernment by ex-Solicitor
General Aldrich, Da id Fales andt.Xames
Li. High. Attorney Walker spoke for the
directory. The government argument
generally was that the fair was a national
matter only and that Chicago was "not
in it.? while the attorneys for the direc
tory insisted that Chicago nnd Illinois was
the controlling power. The case will go to
the Judges today.
i The Kditors Were Too Fresh.
It seei'is evident that the governor ot
Minnesota has come to the conclusion that
the editors from that state who took it
upon themselves to dedicate the state
building a few weeks age were "too fresh."
Everything had been arranged for another
and official dedication, but the governor
called olf all arrangements and refused to
attend. He wrote to the commissioners here
saying that inasmuch as the editors had
dedicated Minnesota's building he did not
approjJCuother ceremony. He did not
say MO" 'H he g:ive the board
understand thatijlle would not attend. This
latter was before the bo:trd and ac
cording to the desire of Governor Xel.-;on
the building was opened without ceremony
and is now unofficially dedicated. The
commissioners are not saying much about
the affair. Thc-y understand that the gov
ernor is offended, but; following his ex
ample, thry are not talking.
California lias No Ceremonies.
According "to the California idea the
dedication of state buildings is now so
paste that to indulge in a ceremonial of
this nature is to unconsciously remain in
the old rut and combat all innovations.
So the menSfrom the Golden State decided
to do away with nny official functions and
open their building without show. The
quaint and spacious building was crowded
all day with visitors wbo found among
the exhibits many things which they
could see nowhere else on the grounds.
Although the display of California pro
ducts, manufactures and works of arts is
large there is more space given to Cali
fornia in the Horticultural building nlouo
than the whole state building occupies.
In this way the Golden Gate state comes
to the front with a double display. There
was an informal luncheon in the building
at which National Commissioners De
Young and MacDonald, State Commis
sioners l'helan and Murray and Secretary
Wells among others were present.
Tho Event of the Evening.
The formal opening of the Electricity
building, which has been so long deferred,
took place at night. The feature of the
display was the unveiling and lighting of
the big Edison tower, erected by the Gen
eral Electric company. This shaft is situ
ated In the exact center of the building, and
TBS PIER AS BEES FROM THE PERISTYLE,
represents the highest achievement of the
incandescent lamp. It extends into the
groined arch formed by the intersection of
the nave and transept, reaching a height of
bout 100 feet. The methods used in con
struction have resulted in showing a per
fect column, as though the entire shaft
went new-a trum una massive UlocE oi
A Marvelous Effect Produced.
It springs from the roof of a colonnaded
pavilion surrounding the base and the en
tire interior is strewn with thousands of
incandescent lamps, as many hued as the
western sunset. The colors ere arranged
by mechanical methods capable of being
flashed in harmony with the strains of
music The column is crowned with a
weii-proportloncd replica of on Edison in
sandescent lamp, formed from a multitude
jf pieces of prismatic crystals. Upward
yf 30.0G0 of these beautiful jewels are
itrung on a frame and all are lighted
!rom the interior by a large number of in
jandesceut lamps. The effect produced is
narvelous and can only be appreciated
"PIED" A GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT.
1 Lot of the Products of Turpentine
Goes to Smash.
A long, drawn-out crash in the govern
ment building brought sightseers, guards,
md offl-ials running toward the spot, ex
pecting to see the collapse and demolition
)f a valuable exhibit. Resins turpentine,
glass, sections of tree trunks, and varnishes
K'ere piled in a promiscuous heap. It was
is pretty an exhibition of an exhibit in a
itate of collapse as any one could wish for.
It all happened because a post gave way.
The destroyed exhibits were crude and re
ined derivatives of turpentine orcharding,
refined resins and varnishes displayed iu
:he form of cubes, oils and other bi-products
3eing in . jars. The exhibit was a very val- -lable
one from Alabama, and will be hard "
x replace. An attempt will be made to do
Commander Davis, wbo has charge of
;hat precious bundle of femininity, the
Spanish Infanta, haa written a letter to
Mrs. Potter Palmer in which he gives
some instructions to Chicago regarding the
Infanta's reception when she arrives here
tome day next week. Mrs. Palmer is to
have the first opportunity to entertain the
princess, and the commander asks the
president of the woman's commission that
it will be impossible for the Infanta to
meet all who want or even are entitled to
know her. He therefore asks Mrs. Pal
mer to mnke the list of those for whom she
desires a special presentation as exclusive
It seems also that the Xew Yorkers were
not "up" in the etiquette of reception of
roynl guests, and entirely ignored the In
fata's husband. The commander warns
Mrs. Palmer that when people are pre
sented to Eulalie they are also presented
to her husband, who stands by her side
and is a prince of the royal blood. So
when you are presented to the princess do
not forget to bow also to the prince.
All is now serene in the musical depart
ment of the World's fair. The demand of
tha national commission for Theodore
Thomas' resignation has been recalled
and the musical director will continue his
duties as a snbordinate of Director Gen
eral Davis, whoso authority he was in
clined to dispute. Mr. Thomas does not
resume his duties without some restric
tions. The council of administration will
see to it that manufacturers sending
pianos to -the fair will receive fair treat
ment and that concerns which have been
conspiring to ruin the display of musical
instruments are'not allowed to reap all the
honors at the exposition.
Children's building was formally
opened. Charity is never rebuffed by the
weather, and when the rain fell the spirits
of the lady managers were lowered, but
not crushed. The clearer appearance of
the sky later in the day justified their
1 .- -ytiFy1
nOME FOR TIIE LITTLE ONES,
hopes and brought to the building many
notable persons interested in the work. At
8 o'clock the building was officially de
clared open and was given over to Mrs.
George L. Dunlap, president of the chil
The inclement weather affected the at
tendance to such an extent that paid ad
missions only reached 35,555. It had rained
all the night before and kept it np by fits
and starts all the morning, while iu the
afternoon it was just that threatening
kind of weather that made people who
would not take the chance of a wetting
stay at home.
The medical congress is still hard at work
discussing subjects of which so few people
have nny understanding, but in which they
are all really very much interested, in
volving as they do the cure of disease.
Pathology, nervous diseases, materia
medica, obstetrics, and other subjects were
thoroughly discussed in the different sec
tions, aDd the medico climatologists rev
eled in debates which it is hoped will add
to the practical knowledge of the world of
THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
A Rule to Adjourn June O Nohe'i Acci
dent Liability Bill Defeated.
Spiufgfield, June 2. The committee on
rules of the house has agreed on June 0 as
the date for final adjournment of the legis
lature, but it is the intention to try to sub
stitute June 16. The senate has passed
bills appropriating 120,000 to the northern
and the same amount to the southern hos
pitals for the insane; (50,(00 for the south
ern penitentiary; 9,000 for a statue to Gen
eral Shield's; to allow suit to be brought
within a year for recovery of shool bonds;
to establish a state reformatory for girls,
appropriating 75,000; the bill protecting
employes in their right to belong to labor
organizations, and provi iing that all cases
where punishment may be ' satisfied by im
prisonment may be tried by juries.
The house passed bills forfeiting to the
county all witness fees not claimed in three
years; providing for popular elections of
railway and warehouse commissioners;
providing for an extra term of court In
Kankakee and Macoupin counties. Bills
were defeated: To prevent railways from
charging more than 3 cents per mile to pas
sengers who fail to purchase tickets before
entering the cars; to repeal the act allow
ing women to vote at school elections; to
repeal the limit of damages that may be
recovered .in case of death or injury in
railway accidents (Nohe's bill) 48 to 61.
and 42 not voting. Toe general appropria
tion bill was then taken na
BEATS IMPERIAL FEDERATION.
Carnegie' Plan of an Anglo-American
New York, June 2. In the June nam'
ber of the North American Review ap
pears a long article by Andrew Carnegie
predicting the union of all the parts of the
English-speaking world, and setting forth
the advantages that would result from
it. Carnegie draws a glowing picture ot
the power and influence which would be
exerted upon the world at large by an An'
glo-American combination. "It would be
unassailable upon land by any power oi
combination of powers that it is possible
to create; and as for the water the com
bined fleets would sweep the seas. The
new nation would dominate the world and
banish from the earth its greatest stain
the murder of man by man. It would be
the arbiter betwe en nations and enforct
the peaceful settlement of nil quarrels."
Want the Sherman Law Repealed.
New York, June 2. At the regular
monthly meeting of the chamber of com
merce a resolution was unanimously adopt
ed declaring that the Sherman silver pur
chase law should be repealed at the earli
est possible date.
West Point Examinations Began.
West Poist. N. Y., June 2. The an
nual examination at the UniUd States
military academy has begun. The exer
cises will continue (Sunday excepted) until
U p. m. of June tt.
The President Catches Maojr Fish.
Cafe Charles, Va., June 2. The presi
dent is having good luck fishing and shoot
ing snipe. He goes to the club house each
day with a big string ot fish and a bag
full of game.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Jane L
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat. June, opened
COJ4o, ckwed t&Wc July, opened 71 closed
6Uc; September, opened 74o. closed 72c.
Com June, opened 4c, closed 81c; July,
opened slHic, closed tOc; September, opened
4-'c closed 41c Oats Jane, opened 3Jc,
closed 2U9&c; July, opened 286c. clceSt)
28c; September, opened -Tc, closed 2S?ic.
Pork June.opcned Saj.ST. closed 20.074; July,
opened S3J.75, closed 30.1 September,
opened 21.23, closed S-1.G3. Lard
Jane, opened 8 Mi 23, closed 810.27.
Live stock: The prloes at tte Union
Stock yards today ranged as follOtrV;
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 13,550;
quality good; left over U.OuO; market
fairly active and prices were firm; sales
ranped at $4.5Utt0.sw pigs, iu.wj(i47.3u light
J8.b53G.95 rough packing. JG.U537.15 mixed,
and 7.U037JW heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
10,3(10; quality fair; market moderately active
and prices strong; quotations ranged
at 5.75 f 6.25 choice to extra shipping
steers. t4.50ii5.U5 fair to good. 4.253,4.60 com
mon to medium do, J4.(W,iH.2i batchers steers,
S2.fcoQi.00 shockers. t4.UH3.l-5J feeders. $2.0031
3. fcO cows, $3.50(3,4.35 heifers. 2.50&4.00 balls,
t2.9OJi4.0J Texas steers, and S3.50ji5.7i veal
Sheep Estimated receipt for the day 0.000;
quality fair; market active and prices about
strong; quotations ranged at 4.30 3
6.85 per 100 lbs westerns, 3.50&S.u natives,
and 5.0037. 4i lainbs.and spring lambs at 85.00
(0,1. 5J per lot! lbs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 20j per
lb; fancy aairy, lS<fc: packing stock, 13&
14c Eggs Fresh stock, 13a per doz. Live
poultry Chickens, 12 per lb; turkeys, choice
hens, 14c; young torn-, 12413c; ducks, 12& '
13c: geese, 3.o i'J.OJ per doz. Potatoes
Burbanks, 67&7UC per bu; llebrons, 65&d7c;
Peerless, 65c: Kose, CS.J7JG for seed. Apples
Poor to common stock, $ld,J per bbl; fair
to good, $2.2532.75; fancy, $A Honey White
clover in 1-1 b sections, 17 par lb; broken
comb, 10c: dark comb, good condition, 103,14c;
New York. June L
Wheat June. 74J74c: July, 70&:GVc;
August, "5&3.78 y-ltc: September, tS&
boHic; December, 83V&liai-c. Kye Quiet and
steady; western, 65ti7c. Barley Out of sea
son. Corn No. 2 weaker and quiet; Jiwe,
sttHjcs July, 4yhi34v;", August, tfer3
4:-;.4c: September, 1 4'.-no: No. 2, 4t4j&
("-4C. Oats No. 2 liimer und dull; July,
3."?f':iWe: p ate, 40iJ45c: western, 3SS47c
Pork Mode ite demand and easy; old
mess. 21.0)- new mess, extra prime
nominal. Lard ljuiet and firmer; steam
rendered, $1 '.ii.
The Loral Markets.
liay Timothy, 512.00; upland, 810311 ; slcue-'
19.00; baled. 510.00311.00.
Putter Fair to choice, 2i322t ; creamery, 23c
Egirs Fret-h, rill.
Poultry Chickens, 12!4c; turkeys 14y
ducks, l-'ttc; geese, 10c.
ruuiT and teobtabi.es .
Apples f 4 00 per bbl.
Onions J4 .10 per bbl.
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn lea el .s
45t4Hc; cows and ncifci. UKtt3)ac caive
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
land pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
(J In Cans. At your Grocer's