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THE ARGUS, SATU uPAY, JUNE 17, 18'ja.
Erinir comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
h ly used. The many, who live bet
tor than others and enjoy life more, with
Z expenditure, by more promptly
Saptine the world's best products to
the Wis of physical being, will attest
he value to health of the pure liquid
Siative principles embraced in the
nrniedy, Fvrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and ptas
ant to the taste, the refreshing anAJraly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative: effectually cleansing tbe-system,
knelling colds, headaches and fevers
an(i permanently curing contjjatiO.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
net with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
Lv, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
everv objectionable substance.
Svrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
cits in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and k ing well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
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tied fteetircis teOT
-ells watcjief for $4 up to
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have a number of choice lots in
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'ike to build a number of houses for
Br customers on terms very greatly
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THE SUNDAY FAIR.
Discussed from the Standpoint
of the Layman:-.
VIEWS - OP ADAIB PLEASANTS.
The Kzpreaalona of the' Clergymen Re
viewed and the Subject IMncnaaed In a
Practical a Well as a Conaervatlre
Manner An Interesting Communica
tion The Fair Worth Seeing as a Means
of Instruction At Alt Events.
Rock Island, June 17 Editor of
The Argus: In your last Saturday's
issue several of the ministers of our
city churches expressed their views
upon i the question of opening the
AN orld's fair on Sundav. These have
been called to my attention since my
return from a visit to the great fair
where I enjoyed two of the most pro
fitable and happy Sundays of my life.
My only apology for offering further
contribution to a discussion which
mav perhaps have grown wearisome
to the public is, first, that I do not
think discussion of this matter should
be left entirely to the clergy as if it
were a theological or doctrinal ques
tion, and their views of the subject
only were valuable or should govern;
and. second, that having an experi
mental knowledge of the actual influ
ence of an open Sunday fair upon
those w ho attena it, A -may iairiy
claim some advantage lover those
who have formed and expressed their
views without such knowledge. Sun
day observance is a practical ques
tion, and not a theorectical one. This
was conclusively established as to
anv day recognized as a day of rest
two thousand years ago by the great
est of teachers when he plainly told
the riiarisees"the Sabbath was made
for man. not man for the Sabbath."
It is difficult therefore, to see how
this practical question can be settled
bv arguments a priori or why the
views of those who have never at
tended the fair on Sunday nor per
haps on week day should be entitled
to much respect. They are. indeed,
in verv much the same position as
that of the respected clergyman of
this citv who a few years ago m-
lnl(ro,l "in n luihlic- denunciation of
that anions the most delightful and
innocent of eaithlv pleasures, dam-
in The manv who hail been in the
habit from childhood of dancing with
the "iris with whom they had grown
up their own sisters and other boys
ters without a thought of wrong
or the faintest imagining of intieli
miv or imiwiril v. felt that the rev
erend jrentlemen. while undoubtedly
sincere and led bv the lushest mo
fives, was nevertheless talking about
ethinrr he-knew nothing about
that lacking experimental knowledge
of the subject he had rendered his
verdict upon hearsay evidence alone
and that, too, from sources unworiny
of respect. Either this was true or,
supposing him to have had a person
al experimental knowledge of the
subject, lie coniesseu nis mum :mu
imagination to be prone to a degree
of impurity of which his friends and
admirers were loath to suspect him.
Of the two alternatives, both he and
his friends would prefer the former.
Advantages of Personal Observation.
Those who having never attended
the fair, either on week days or Sun
day, assail its opening on the first
day of the week as violative of, and
destructive to the Christian Sabbath,
would do well to put the matter " to
the test of a personal observation of
the influence of this most" wonderful
"and beautiful exhibition upon those
who seek its wonders and v beauties
on the first day of the week, com
monly called'Sunday. Conceding
entire conscientiousness and sinceri
ty to those who oppose Sunday open
ing (which, however, be it said, is
more than many of them concede.' .to
us who favor it) I believe -.ihey are
mistaken in their premises," andife
4ict that they will change.'dr partial
lv modify, their views after they have
learned what the fair really is. On
both Sund'ays of my own visit, there
were perhaps 75,000 people on the
grounds. Of this vast throng I saw
not a single person under the influ
ence of liquor, nor did I witness the
least boisterous conduct on the part
of man, woman r child. The peo
ple were, on the whole, quieter and
less inclined to laugher or conversa
tion than people generally are in go
ing to or returning fro"m i church.
The majority of them were evidently
hard working men, belonging to the
class who could ill-afford to lose a
dav's wages. They were there in
their best clothes and on their best
behavior, there with their wives aud
children. They had come there not
to drink and carouse, but to see, to
learn, to wonder and to be inspired
to better things. Everything they
saw there was calculated to with
draw their minds from their business,
their cares and their troubles, to
wholly change the current of their
thoughts and feelings, and put them
in a channel apart from their week
day avocations, and thus the day be
came to them in the truest sense, a
day of rest. And as all they saw
tended to awaken the best feelings
of which they were capable, quicken
their highest aspirations and teach
them at once their own insignificance
and the infinite power, goodness and
wisdom of Him who had made all
these glories possible and revealed
them to their eyes, bo the day became
to them as well a day of worship in
the truest sense, because it quick
ened in them the vBpirit of worship.
Not the moist eloquent preacher who
ever expounded God's word, nor the
most soul inspiring anthem ever
ung, nor the most solemn ritual
evetd.evised to. kindle, the spirit, of
worship are instruments to this end,
worthy to be compared with this
great encyclopedia of all that is
grand, wonderful, curious and beau
tiful in the world. l. men, tne two
elements, the one of rest, the other
of worship, are to betonnd in their
highest perfection, in the influence
of the World's fair on those who come
within it, it cannot be said that even
the "American Sabbath," (whatever
that mav be) is violated by opening
its gates on the first day of the week;
and upon this point, l repeat, tnose
onlv are qualified to speak, who.
having seen the fair and the people,
and seen them together on the day
which is said to be violated because
of their being together, can then
judge if this be true or not.
The Question or Sunday Opening:.
The question whether Sunday
opening; of the fair is violative of the
Christian Sabbath is quite distinct
from the question or the gooa laitn
of the directors in seeking to open
the gates after the enactment of the
various acts of the national legisla
ture touching the constitution and
control of the fair and the appropri
ations or gifts to it. It is also quite
apart from the questions whether A,
B or C favor it, or whether the ma
jority of all the people desire it, or
whether the workmgmen aemanu u.
I observe that some of the clergymen
do not observe the distinction in
their treatment of the general sub
ject. I do not here assume to de
fend the action of the directors, but
will suggest that impugning their
motives does not rise to the dignity of
argument, and that to charge bad
faith against them is hardly tanta
mount to demonstration. In one let
ter the subject is 'neatly disposed of
by the bland assertion that "to open
the gates on Sunday is in violation
of state and national law." Author
ities are not cited and argument is
evidentlv deemed superfluous. Jow
as to its being a .violation of the state
law, I think the gentleman is clearly
mistaken. As he does not attempt
proof or cite authority, it is sufficient
to meet his affirmation with a denial.
Whether national law is violated de-
nends nnon the construction to be
fiven to each of several complicated
..r.t nf cnnirrcss. Tn other words it
is a nice niiestion of law, uixm which
only profound constitutional lawyers
are qualineo. to. -give an opinion i
anv valuo; and 'inasmuch' as two
courts, learned in the law, have al
ready rendered contrary " decisions
and 'able "lawyers honestly differ
about it, and the question is now
pending before one of the highest ju-dic":-.
ihunalstif the land, it cannot
lie s-. in be axiomatic, and the unlearnt-
r. the Jaw may well with
hold cm e!-.su!i of their views until
its final authoritative adjudication,
now near at hand.
Vitit It at all Kvents.
Within the limits of a newspaper
letter the subject can only be touched
nnon. In conclusion I say to those
who have not visited the fair, don't
fail to do so. Go for a day if you
cannot spend more time; go for
months, if you can afford the time
and expense. As a school of instruc
tion its equal never was and cannot
be found in the world today. If you
are opposed to Sunday opening and
the fair shall be open ou Sundays,
don't be so blind and foolish as to
stay away altogether from the fair
on "that account. The fair belongs
to the people. Its success will be a
national glory and triumph? its finan
cial failure a national disgrace and
humiliation. If it should fail for
lack of support from those who boy
colt it because of Sunday opening, it
will da the, cause of the Christian
Sabbath and of Christianity more
harm thap can be undone in the next
100 years. Respectfully,
THE WOODMEN'S DAY.
f he Log Rollins; at the Tower Next Thurs-
The Woodmen's picnic at Black
lawk next! Thursday promises to be
a very successful" and enjoyable af
fair. The committeejn : charge has
received assurance of the attendance
of 200 Woodmen from ". Muscaiiae,
from which place a steamboat excur
sion is to be run, for which it is re
ported that 600 tickets have already
been sold. It is also reported that
another excursion party is coming
down from Clinton, Lyons and Ful
ton. A good attendance is also
looked for from a large number of
the surrounding cities, villages and
towns. Quite a number of the head
officers and members of the board of
directors, which meets at Fulton,
June 20, have given assurance that
they will be present.
Plan of the War.
The Rock Island Woodmen are to
assemble at the Woodmen's, or A. O.
TJ. W. hall, in the Armory building
at 9 o'clock.. A parade will be formed
soon after, and the line of march
through some of the principal streets
taken" dp. The Moline Woodmen
have been most cordially and earn
estly invited to participate, and it is
believed that there will be a large at
tendance from that city, especially
in view of the fact that several of
the shops are now shut down and
many of the members of the order
are at leisure.
Excursion Rates Fourth of July, 1893.
July 3 and 4. C.. M. & St. P. rail
way will sell excursion tickets for
nnn and one- third fare for round trip
a tnra .Tnlv 5. for anv dis-
t.nM not to exceed 200 miles. o
of time cranted on these
tickets. E. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
THE IRON HORSE.
Matters Concerning the HifTerent Railroad
Very few people have any - idea of
the equipments required to do the
business of our great railroads. Dur
ing a single year, that of 1892, the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy pur
chased the following cars:
Pas. nd combination cars 117
Burir'Ke, mail and eiprees cars 1
UiniDfc crd. . . i
Box tnd cattle cars ''"J8
Platform and coal car !37
Hand cars US
Rabble and iron cats zi
At-the close of the year 1892 the
total equipments consisted of:
Bassenger and combination cars to.3
Bafg-tge. mail and express cars ItH)
Officers' and pay cars. . . .'. 11
Boarding cars IS
Wreck! uK cars 9
Box aud cattle cars..-... ..2),7MJ
Platform and coal cars 6.904
Pile drivers t o
Hand car 1 65
Robbie and iron car l,(9t
Total oar, all kintls.;..-. 54.825
Anyone at all acquainted with the
business of railroads will readily no
tice" 'that a thousand and one neces
sary -equipments are not enumer
ated 'Jn the above: '
C.V. La-FollottL of the Big Four,
was in the city yesterday on business
with -the --local oBices.
No 2 going east on the Rock Island
was' several .'hours late today on ac
count of connections in the west. .
A fast train now -makes the 980
miles between New York and Chicago
in 20 hours, or, 49 miles an hour, in
Charles Lenion, traveling passen
ger agent of the Northern Pacific,
was in the city the latter part of the
week. on business connected with his
George Chambers, representing the
passenger department of the Santa
Fe. was doinr the neijrhborinsr cities
yesterday in the interests of that
Louis AUars is erecting a new
building facing the Rock Island yards
near the Moline avenue passenger
depot where he intends to conduct a
Work on the new Rock Island
roundhouse is i-rorressinij nieelv
A part of the frame work is up and a
large gang oi men is pusiiuig tne
work very rapidly.
.J. llhamson. formerly con
nected with, the C, 15. & Q. here and
now located at Kansas Citv. is visit-
in- with old friends here.- He is on
his way to the World's fair.
The town has been full of talk the
past few days about a 1 cut rate to
Chicago. There lias not been any
such rate made by any of the com
petinir, lines here though how such :
report gained currency is not known.
The entire upper yards of the Rock
Island are being raised, tilled in, and
nut in lirst-class shape. At the same
time the tracks are all being shifted
to the north to make room for the
new ones that the removal of the
round house will allow.
Roadniaster Thomas Hickey, of
the Rock Island, who had that posi
tion on the east end division so long,
has been transferred to a -division in
Kansas. The transfer was. made at
Mr. Hickey's request, as he desired
the change on account of his health.
There has been a rush of passen
ger business of late with . all the
roads that must oe nigniy graiuying.
The Rock Island has been as fortu
nate tr more so than the others, as
extra coaches are put on most oi
the regular trains here and still - the
trains all seem crowded. June will
make a good showing in World's fair
Tha arrangements made by the
Rock Island in regard to a sleeper be
ing being placed in Davenport for
patrons from this side of the river is
not $t all satisfactory. Had the
sleeper been placed on this side of
the river, say at the Twenty-fourth
street viaduct, it would have been a
great deal more accessible fo .Kock
Island and Moline patrons arm ust u
much so fox: thofe' from Davenport,
ana bridge line car would take them
right to it. The sleeper should be
left on this side, where it was origi
naily ordered to be left.
Another Site Offered .
Phillip Theibert, of the glass
workers' comnittee. received this
niornin"- a letter from V . J. Gilhllan,
manager of the (Jillillan rlag Stone
combanv, stating that the writer is
willing to do all in his power to help
Jhe enterprise and suggesting a suit
able siteiear the Moline line such as
would invite interest irom ,uonne.
The committee continues" to meet
with encouragement in its canvass
and the new project seems to be a go
without a doubt.
Two months ago if a man wanted
a filter he would probably buy one of
XWO Kinus cuuci a x afcieuL ui
City (or Zanesville.) Both were, and
are, good. The objection to the nrst
is its cost, and to the second, the
wearing out of the filtering discs.
Today, in the so-called "Rapid"
filter,, patented April 4th, the good
points of both filters are combined.
I have the "Rapid," and will be glad
to show it.
Illustrated pamphlet, mailed free.
-...' G. M. Loosi-et ,v
Chlo, Gle and Mwn:. " ' ' V
WM Second ATeno v
50c on the
- CASH DID IT -
Are about the terms at which we have secured several hundred
Men's, Boys' and Children's suits, lots of underwear, stacks of
hats and oceans of neckwear. The. Chicago manufacturers have
to stand the loss, and this explain? why we are selling
$15 Suits at $10
(and still make a profit). Our buyer has just returned from the ...
Chicago market, and hundreds of bargains are awaiting your in-
spection. We offer f
MerVs Suits at $S, $6.90, $7 .50, $8.50, and io'
5 which cannot be matched for quality, lit, style and' price.. . To -see
them is to agree with us.. Immense line 61 .Columbia, Fedora and
straw hats. Finest line of Negligee and Percale shirts in town .
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on our immense
stock of Shoes at the Gentral Shoe Store as
Men's Patent Leather from
" Cordovan, Lace or Congress
.. Calf . .
" Calf '
Women's Cloth Top Pat. Tiim
" Welt and Band Turn
DongolaCom. Sense and Ox. Toe3.00 to
These, prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
;. 1818 Second Avdnue, '
' . Harper House Block.
What you want is something to keep you cool.
You may need a REFRIGERATOR a necessity in 'every house,
it's not a iuxury.'but a money saver, and a great convenience.
You may want a BABY CARRIAGE. The baby needs it If you
have not gotrone come in and see at what astonishingly low prices
we ean fit you out. T i :.,ir -0j ,
- You may wnt a' LAVN SETTEE, a LAWN ROCKER or CIIAIR.
1 'Tovmav want something lighter and easier, for porch use. y
BfThey," are" talting' abont '
those delightful willow chairs '
purchased from our new stock of
summer furniture." It's pleas
ant to talk about ease and com
fort, but a hundred times more
pleasant to enjoy it. Why not
enjoy both pleasures and have
both the chairs and the talk. We
have the first and you can easily
supply the second. Talk thev
sav is cheap, but so are our w
low chairs, in fact you could not
ask for chairs much cheaper.
It's astonishing how a really
rood tliinir can bo sold at so mod
erate a price, but good things create a big demand, and large sale
open the doors to low prices. Come and get your chairs for these, ;le
li'rhtful summer evenings. We have the large arm willow rocker, the
ladies rocker and the arm chair to match.
Easy Payments. No extra charge.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
1809; 1811 Second Avenua.
C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
Opn Eeninga till 8 p. m.
$5 00 to 13.50
6 00 to 4 CO
TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Upholstering to order.
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MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
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