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TliK YKGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE O, 1803.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
The World's Fair Directory Be
tween Two Stools.
opnnoNS of jtjeists at issue.
X'ncle Sam'n .mk;ff. Two to One, Say the
iat-x Mutl lie CWmmmI Sunday, anil the
State Court IiisIkIh That They 15e Open
l'oinl Made hy WihhK .lenkln anil
GroxHcnp "Infanta lay" at the Kzptml
tion C ity.
Chicauo, June St. The conflict of juris
diction has arrived and the United States
and state courts are arrayeil in hostile
front over the Sunday closing question.
But theyureonly passiveoulookers. Itisthe
World's fair directory which is in a pickle.
Judge Stein's injunction declaring that
the gates must not Ik- closed stares the di
rectors in the face on one hand, while on
s; S !iiv; mm .rsi
f nil I il. I 1
-"s-i r .mi iwa r '
EXTHAVrF TO cmNF.FF VILLAGE,
the other Judges 'Woods and Jenkins, of
the United States court, has given to Dis
trict Attorney Milchrist a legal document
which says the gates shall not he open.
The directory doubtless ctld "le happy
with either were tot her dear charmer
away," but seems (limine:! to Ik-happy with
It I a Two-to-One I-iion.
The court stood divideil not only as to
the closing question but i!iore so as to the
reason therefor. Jud::e Wood said close
the gates on entirely diiTerent grounds
from those adopted by Judge Jenkins in
sayiiui the same tliiriLt. The decisions were
given orally. In brief. Judge Woods held
that the government was in alisolute los
session of Jackson park, and had the right
to make whatever rule it pleased concern -iiiK
the jiia:.iu'emenr of t he fair; that the
Sunday closing rule ii.-nl not been lawfully
repealed, and tlu.t it was the duty of the
court to trraut tin- relief prayed for by the
district attorney. He lulieved that an in
junction should be issued. In the course
of his address JiuUrc Woods said: ''There is
elaini that the loc.-d ' rr!r;:t ion tendered
the nark to the United St ;ts. but thedt
fense prefers a forrual denial. It is a ques
tion to Ik- decid I v the act of congress
inaugurating the enterprise.
Cnii;n'H. Controls .lackxon I'urk.
"The act shows that the legislature and
the park commissioners tendered the park
to the covernmi iit. anl it is clear that in
an far as it lav in their power the legisla
ture anil the jmrk commissioners did make
that trade. A constitutional amendment
was passed enabling Chicago to raise .V
000,000 for the fair. The adoption of that
amendment corrolxrtes this position that
t.he government is in possession at Jackson
park. Those grounds have been lawfully
devoted to the use of the government.
The general proposition is that
when the government takes inissession of
frrounils within a state the law of that
state continue to ha e force only through
the United States authorities. Congress
has no control over Lincoln park. It has
t. Jackson nark, for that has lcen ten
Judge .1 en kins States the Case.
Judge Jenkins, after reveiwing the
history of the Colubian exposition and the
relations existing between the United
States government and the exposition cor-
noration and the relations 01 ootntoineen
terprise.said: "It was foundthat the scheme
had outgrown the financial ability df the
local corporation, congress was nsiteu uiu.
inanity ana is justinea outstne ot any ques
tion of creed or religion. The laws of the
state bearing on this point provide for reSt
and for non-interruption of religious serv
ices. It is not compulsory on any one to go
to church, but it provides for the peace of
those who wish to go to church.
The Charity of Congress.
Anv person has a right to annex to a gift
any condition , that is not illegal or im
moral. The appropriations by congress of
monev to the exposition can be rightfully
construed as charitable bequests, and it is
clear that to such bequests there can be at
tached conditions which the courts must
enforce. The local corporation accepted
the money and passed a rule closing the
fair on Sunday. It has received a large
snni of money as a conditional gift, and the
conditions must be oliserved by the donee,
and a court of chancery, on proper presenta
tion, must see to it that the conditions laid
down are enforced. In retaining the $500,
000 or more out of the $2,500,000 the United
States did no more than it had a right to
do, liecause the national honor is in
volved." JUDGE GROSSCUP'S ARGUMENT.
lie Kec lured the Kxisteni-e of a Contract
and That Congress Violated It.
Judge Grosscup delivered the dissenting
opinion. He concurred, he said, in the
opinion of Judges Jenkins and Woods that
the power to moilify the rules of the local
corporation was given to the commission
to protect the national honor. lie con
curred in the opinion that the exposition
was national in its character. Hut it is a
characteristic of American thought that
such things should be done by the people
with the aid of government. "If the
power to close the grounds is assumed for
the government it must be found in con
nection with partnership or contract.
Congress had vited ..' i,oH) to the fair
and made it a condition of the gift that
the fair should be closed on Sunday. It
is immaterial whether this was a contract
or a donation.
'"The corporation accepted the gift and
the conditions and passed a rule closing the
fair on Sundays. Then the government
witheldl,140,000coins it h;ul agreed to give
the corporation. Who knows t hat t he corpo
ration would have accepted the gift and
surrendered its views on Sunday closing
' if it had known that part of the appropria
tion was to lie withheld? This law was
passed by congress after the acceptance of
the former conditional gift. It was a new
condition imposed without the consent of
j the other party. The construction placed
on this act bv the law officers of the gov
ernment attributes to congress a puerility
of purpose. The national commission was
entrusted with the task of providing jurors
of award, and this was as clearly a portion
of its duties as anything else that it had
done, and the expense should le borne by
the commission as was the cost of classify
ing the exhibits. The expense should not
be saddled on the local corporation by con
gress. 'Congress has no power to create indebt
edness for the local corporation, and the
act of March. is;i:i, was unjustifiable. The
government has broken faith with the cor
poration and no court of equity could in
sist on the corporation observing the hard
conditions imposed by the government.
The government has no more rights than
a private individual; whether as contrac
tor or donor it should be conneIled to live
up to its promises. When congress with
held the 1,1-10,000 souvenir coins the situa
tion changed. The previous act was as if
it were not. The Sunday closing question
is of no more importance to the local cor
poration than to the people of the United
Kdwin Walker, counsel for the World's
fair directory, addressed the court and
prayed an apjieal to the appellate court,
which he said is in session. The matter
could le definitely decided in a few days.
He asked also that the court fix a bond
which would act as a supersedeas. He said
the gravity of the situation was increased
by the decision of the state court on this
same question being opposed to the de
cision of the federal court. There was dan
ger of an unpleasant conflict of authority
lietween the courts. He suggested that it.
could be arranged to have the case from
the state court taken to the state appellate
courts, and that loth appellate courts
might by their action definitely settle the
District Attorney Milchrist said he
would ask that the order of injunction
prayed for by the government lie issued.
Judge Woods finally said the court would
announce its decision on the subject of the
apieal and suiersedeas this morning. If
the sujiersedeas be granted the fair will
remain ojien on Sundaysjuntil the court of
appeals finally passes on the case.
A GREAT DAY AT THE FAIR.
"snOVTEH" FOR THE CHINESE THEATRE.
Congress passed a law giving $2,500,000 to
the exposition. Section 4 of that act de
clares that the appropriation is made on
condition that the fair shall be closed on
Sunday and that if the gift should be ac
cepted the acceptance should be considered
as an agreement to the - coodi
tions. It is said that this legislation by
congress was without the power of con
gress, in that it seeks to establish a re
Sunday Hot m. KellglouB Holiday.
"I cannot concur in that suggestion. The
legislation with respect to the first day of
the week baa nothing to do with the mat
ter of a religious test or the compulsion of
the observance of particular religious be
lief or service. The day of rest is needful
for humanity to recover from the strain of
Lx days' labor. Tnia is founded on hu-
Mayor Harrison, as King of Chicago,
l'.oHHes the Iioyal Infanta.
Chicago, June 9. "Princess" day was
a great day at the World's fair grounds,
and Princess "night" was greater. It had
lieen arranged that the Infanta, ufter the
afternoon programme had been completed,
should leave the grounds for the hotel; but
the men who made the programme reck
oned without Carter Harrison. They
didn't know that the popular mayor
was cajmble of a gigantic usurpation of
authority. But he was, and the way he
upset arrangements was a wonder. He
had a royal guest, to lie sure: but she was
only a princess of the blood, while he was
reigning monarch of Chicago and he
commanded the princess to see the thing
out and she did, without a murmur, and
over rwr 'in
fanta started for the city. Her carnage left
the Administration building Bhortly after
10.' The crowds which surged on both
sides were driven back by a company of
guards and at a hot pace the carriage con
taining the royal guest left the ground fol
lowed by the cheers of the great crowd.
Tha 11 aAmimtinnu ritirinir the day were
131,894, beating the record, including the
day the fair was opened.
Gilbert KMown Rapidly.
London, June 9. James Gilbert, the Ir
ish dynamiter who was released from
Portland prison on May 80 because he was
supposed to be dying, has recovered his
health sufficiently to leave the hospital.
Reaches Greater Proportions
Than at First Reported.
LOSS OF $3,300,000 ON PE0PERTY,
Half a Million of Which Is I'nlnsured and
the italanee for Only a Third of Its Value
Apprehension That a Number of Lives
Were Lot Three Thousand Homeless
l'eople anil Many More Out of Work
F.K(iO, N. D., June 9. The space burned
aver by the great fire is twelve blocks long
and five blocks wide; 3,000 people are home
less and twice that numlier out of work.
All the hotels except the Headquarters, all
the banks except the First National bank,
nil the groceries except Yerx & Geary's,
all the secret society halls, all the
machinery warehouses except Walter A.
Wood's and the Monitor Drill, are burned
to the ground. The fire has made a clean
sweep of twelve blin ks long by five blocks
wide, not leaving a dozen buildings stand
ing. The telegraph offices burned and only
one wire is working from Moorhead.
Itindlng Twine Spreads the Klaze.
In the Met ill warehouse there was a
large quantity of binding twine, said to lie
as much as seventy car loads, and this was
burned. The blazing balls of twine were
carried by the wind through the air and
helped to spread the fire. Much of the hose
that the fire department was using was
burned and crippled the efforts of the fire
men. The fire did not cross the river to
Moorhead. The disreputable district known
as "Hell's Half Acre" was burned. Acom
mittee was appointed at a public meeting
to secure reduced rates from the railroads
for building supplies and necessaries. The
burned district will lie rebuilt in brick.
Will lSelmlld More Suhstant lally.
A number of business men are already
making arrangements to have gangs of
men commence clearing the debris from
their lots at once. Some of the heaviest
losers by the fire say that the city will be
rebuilt as soon as possible and much more
Half the Tow n In A -lies.
The sun rose on a city half of which is in
ashes. Three thousand people were made
homeless by the great conflagration. But
few of the jieople aside from the women
and children slept during the night. The
schoolhouses. churches, and public build
ings left standing were all utilized as
places of shelter, anil it cannot be said that
tme of the hundreds driven out by the
flames suffered for want of shelter. The
good women of the town turned out in
lirigades and organized to feed the unfort
unate ones. Early in the morning relief
trains with meat, flour, and other provis
ions liegan to arrive.
MANY PERSONS REPORTED MISSING.
Little IlnuM That a Number of Lives Were
The relief corps organized here have re
ceived many reports of people who are
missing, and without doubt it will develop
that a number of lives have lxen lost. The
firemen might as well have fought Niagara
as battle with the flames. The statement
is given out that a meeting of insurance
men estimated the hiss of insured property
at $2.MOO,(IOO,and $500,000 more on residences
in "the suburbs uninsured. Kates have
lieen so high that but little property is in
sured for over one-third of its value.
Within the burnt district were all the
principal business houses, banks, and a
numlier of the hotels. Ar. the passengers
on either the Southern Pacific or the Great
Northern trains entered Fargo a scene of
desolation greeted the eye. From the for
mer the passenger looks north for blocks,
seeing nothing but smoking heaps of ruins
for a space of five blocks wide. From the
latter the ground is burned over both sides
of the track, much of the space lieing swept
almost smooth by the fiery blast.
Crowds of people came in from the sur
rounding country on all the trains to look
after their f riends'and relatives and prop
erty. It is next to impossible to get mes
sages sent by telegraph, as only one wire
is in working order. Some queer shapes
of melted glass can lie picked up around
the Forum office, where the fire was as
hot as anywhere. The firemen showed
good judgment in concentrating their
effcrts in saving the Monitor warehouse,
otherwise the fire would have swept across
to the Fargo rolling mills and probably
have taken a slice of Moorehead.
The dininit room girls at the Head
qarters have had a lively time of it since
the fire. That and Crane's restaurant are
about the only places in town where any
thing can lie got to eat. ,At a public meet
ing generous subsciptions were at once
started for the tienefit of the sufferers and
a large fund has already lieen raised to aid
the homeless and needy people who are
temporarily housed in Moohread. The sub
scriptions were headed by S. S. Lyon, for
the First National bank, who gave $500;
W. H. Whiteside followed with $500; the
eitv of Moorl e id by W, Ii. Douglas $500; L.
D. Comstock $500; Colonel Denton $200;
Cass county commissioners $500; Drs.
Campliell & Wear $100; John Hass $500.
Anions t he heaviest losers are The Repub
lican, $15,000; Denton & Augeli, $16,000;
Henianiin Hagaman, of Chicago, $100,000;
E. M. Kaworth & Co., $so,000; North Side
school building. SJO.tKlO; C. M- Fuller, $17,
!KRt; Knights of Pythias, $22,000; Alexander
He Knows What's the 3Iatter.
Milwaukee, June it. The carriage man
ufacturing firm of T. H. Drown & Co. has
made u voludtary assignment. Omar L.
Hosenkrans is the assignee and his bond is
fixed at $75,000. The assignment was ade
cided surprise to the business community.
Mr. Brown has been ranked among the
successful business men of Milwaukee for
many years. "We assigned," said Mr.
Brown, "because we did not have enough
money to pay our bills."
Wheat Kells at Hottoni Prices.
Chicago, June 9. July wheat has
reached 63 cents an unparalleled price. It
was 3 5-8 cents per bushel lower than ever
previously known. The first sales were at
from 06 3-4 cents to as high as 67 cents and
everything seemed so calm and peaceful
In the crowd that the jam of visitors look
ing from the gallery began to thin out.
In thirty minutes he bottom had been
georea at the National Game. '
Chicago, June )M. Following are the
Kational league ,baae ball scores:. At
Washington Cleveland 9, Washington 8;
at Baltimore Chicago 7, Baltimore 1 at
Philadelphia Louisville 2, Philadelphia
6; at New York Pittsburg a, New York 4;
at Brooklyn St. Louis 6, Brooklyn 1; at
Boston Cincinnati 11, Boston 9. ,
The duke of Veragua and party were en
thusiastically received at Columbus, O.
The party attended the state Republican
convention and listened to McKinley's
J. W. Massey, a farmer of F.aule Cliff,
near Chattanootra. on his deathbed was
! converted to Christianity and as he could
not lie baptized la-fore leath asked that
the cereniouy le performed on his corpse.
His corpse was accordingly immersed on
the day of the funeral and the dripping
bodv recoffined and buried.
Mrs. Kate J. Mever. a laundress of Kan-1
sas City, is in jail on the charge of stealing
flowers from the graves of the dead. She
sold the flowers later. She was caught in
The liody of Laura Dade, the young girl
who mysteriously disappeared at Fulton.
Ills., has lieen taken from the river. From
developments it is pronounced suicide.
The latest move of the whisky trust war
is the refusal of Samuel Woollier, at
Peoria, to deliver goods from the ware
house on the orders of the trust.
Boston hotel porters have issued a proc
lamation asking guests not to offer them
"tips," since the money has to lie paid over
to the head porter, which is the same as
giving it to the proprietor.
Mrs. Frank Leslie, who was to have
sailed for Europe, has postponed her trip
liecause the decision in her divorce suit
against Wilde has not yet lieen rendered.
Fred Currie left Paterson, X. J., liound
for Denver, Colo., on a wager of $ti,XKl be
tween Paterson sportsmen that a tramp
cannot lieat his way from that city to
Denver without a cent.
Citizens of Washington are preparing to
observe the centennial anniversary of the
laying of the corner-stone of the Capitol
building, Sept. IS, 17i.
Oshkosh. Wis., suffered a loss of $200,000
by fire on Main street and Jefferson ave
nue. Kdward Henry, for eight years the Paris
manager of the Remington Typewriting
company, is reported to have disappeared.
Professors. T. Walker succeeds Dr. Gil
lett in charge of the Institution for the
Deaf and Dumb at Jacksonville, Ills.
The Warren county board of supervisors
voted to build an $sti,0O0 court house at
The prospective yield of Kansas wheat is
estimated at 2.",OUl,0"0 bushels, or Si per
cent, of a full crop.
The jiope has sent a message to the
Roman Catholic bishops of the United
States upholding the opinion of the ma
jority of the American episcopate on the
school quest ions.
Caiined Goods Men Elect Offlcers.
CHICAGO, June 9. The National Canned
Goods Packers association, composed of
..w... ;.,utt ,.nnTuru frfitti nil M-rtinns of the
country, hus elected the following officers !
for the ensuing year: President t. 11.
Williams, Greenwood, lnd.; vice president,
L. G. Deager, Gilman, la.; secretary, E. S.
Judge, Baltimore, Md.; treasurer, K.
Ay nes Smith, Baltimore.
The Seource Coming IVest.
Washington, June 9. Surgeon General
Wymanhasa telegram fiom Pera, Tur
key, which says: "'Latest news shows a
rapid spread of cholera westward into
trade routes. This will soon bring it to
Ives Heady to I'luv Attain.
IViNI'ON, June !. I .-s. the American
billiard champioi:. has telegraphed from
I'aris that he will play KolfiHs. the Brit
ish champion, in a contest of Wi points
on the same conditions as the la-t match
with the jammed stroke barred, pockets to
le 3 1-1 inches.
Cutting Things Very l ine.
Washington, June'.. Fir-t Comptroller
Bowles has rendered an opinion that army
and navy officers detailed f. r duty at the
World's Columbian cxposiiio:i a: ' "::. ago
are not entitled by law to . -e
while thus detailed, but are e . . to
Accident to the Liherty Uell.
TROT, N. Y., June 0. By the breaking
of an oaken lieam used in lowering the
mould of the Columbian liberty bell into
the pit the casting will be delayed for
some time. The heavy mass dropped upon
the core, breaking off the edges and ren
dering it unfit for use in casting a perfect
" 'A Peddler's RAort.
"Do you want to buy some pencils?"
asked a peddler of an old country lady, who
regards agents and their kin as a very pes
tilence. "No," she answered sharply
through a half closed door. "Tape?"' "No."
"Shoelaces?" "No." "Paper an envelopes?"
"No." "Needles?" "No, no, no." "No,
no, no, no," echoed the saucy mendicant,
"it's a wonder you've got a no-o-ose left ou
your face." Springfield Homestead.
Where It Is Seen.
An exchange says that raar.'s full mental
power is not reached before the age of 25.
The writer evidently has never ni'vU-d
with the nieuiiiers of the freshman c'.nss of
any of our college. Boston Trans?! ipi.
This Itoes Settle It.
nSritiNG fi eli. June 9. The sena
torial apportionment bill passed the
house at 11 o'clock this niorninjr.
J. II. Mulligan.
JuMee Concert !
Friday, June 9th.
Compoced for the oc ainn.
Cowen's Song of Thanksjjiv
Prof. G. E. Griffith
Director and soloist.
Mr. Clarence Eddj
of Chicago organist.
Great Pipe Organ, built for the
Pricee $1, 50c, 25c.
Fata on sal at Harper House Drag Store
and Angustana Book Concara.
JUBILEE TENT, UNIVERSITY PABK,
FRIDAY, JCNE th, 8 P. M.
Please remember our stock of Parasols and
Umbrellas is one of the largest ever shown
in Davenport. Every one is new, and pri
ces, as always, the lowest.
Please give us a call.
KLUG, HASLEP, SCHWENT3E
Dry Goods Company. Itawnpn:.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we wj
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14. 17c
Vlii!e granite plates, .Oin 03c
" (iin 04c
'' Tin o5e
' " side dishes 05c
". corered suirars loc
White granite baker-..
platters . . .
' scollop iiuj-;
18 qt dish pans
8 in pie tins
Everything in the store will be slaughtered ihis
week Everything must go. Come early nn;
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART S O?.;!
Drifhll & Gleim
Keeps the finest line of
N THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEII
Under Harper House.
World's Fair Souvenir Spoons
With every purchase of $) or more this
month at the
Cloak & Millinery Co.,
JUNE CLEARING SALE of Capes, Suits,
Waists and Millinery. Great Bargains are
114 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, iu