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Hock Island Daily Argijb.
VOL. XLI NO. 213
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, JUNE 26. 1893.
Single Copies S Csnti
Per Week ll Oaati
fie Greatest of all
No use telling you where we got them or why we are offering these suits
at such ridiculously low prices. What you want is plain talk. We will sell
you suits worth more than double the price we quote. You know us; when
"we name a price it is away BELOW ALL COMPETITORS, and for that
reason we do the business. Look at our suits at
- $3.69, $6.39, $7.39, -
WE GUARANTEE there is not a suit in the lot but which is worth more
than double the price we ask for them. Our aim is to do by far the largest
Clothing business in Rock Island, and we are doing it, BUT ALWAYS
HUNGRY FOR MORE. Compare Prices.
Our selection of new designs for the coming seat
son is nearly all in stock, and we, feel confiden
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We Uave taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in ordr to .v
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest deaiaa fro n tu product of nearly i-ver
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. W emoloy only first cJasn
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papar LL a agin.?, Painting r
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating: .
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors
Picture Frames latest styles.
r. cjR-iMCPxoisr & co.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
The Fashionable Fabric for
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8ta.b Block Opposite Haepkb Housk;
Spring and Summer have
Second avt-nue, Hock Island
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure yoo and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
OPENED HER HOCSE
! The Granite State on Deck at
the World's Fair.
DEDICATION OF HER HEADQUABTERS
Many of Her Prominent Rons Gather to
Do Honor to the Occasion First Sunday
Preaching Attended. by 5,000 People
Points from the DUcoum' Lnique and
Painful Religions Kxerclxes by Moliain
medans The Cireat Fourth
Cuicaoo, Jane 20. New ' Hampshire is
in charge of the fair grounds tu-tlay. Yon
can't go anywhere without meeting men
and women from the Granite State. And
they are good people to meet unless yon
meet them with hostility, and then they
are very b-a-a-d. The reason there were so
many New Hampshire people was that it
was the anniversary of the day the state
DK.IJK ATIXC. NEW HAMPSIIIUE lU'II.PlNU.
ratified the federal constitution, quite a
few years ago. and that day was considered
just the day forhe dedication of the pretty
building the state has put tip at Jackson
Iark, and New Hampshire did herself
proud in the matter of dedication.
1I r Iistilllliliel Sons on Hand.
Hie sent a nuinlier of her distinguished
people and many more, of her representa
tive citizens. There was CovernorSntitli
with his staff and council, and a delega
tion froin the legislature; ex-U. S. Senator
Ulair, and many others whose names are
well known. A novel ami attractive
feature of the affair was the Amoskeag
Veterans, who wear the bull uniforms of
the continental nrniy and carry muskets
of the pattern of revolutionary times. This
company acted as the official escort to the
governor. The ceremonies were patterned
generally after those that had preceded it.
There was music, oratory, more music and
more oratory, and it was all good and Xew
Hampshire was happy.
- The Firs Sunday Preiu-liiiic;.
"We all believe in an American Sabbath
as a day of rest, a day of pure social enjoy
ment and a day of worship. This World's
fair is in itself a great school; a great
church, and it needs no religious service to
make it right to open the gates on Sunday.
The services in this place to-day will be
carried on in the same spirit and respect as
they would le in a regularly ordained
house of Jod, excepting that no collection
will bo taken up.'' Prefacing the tirst ser
mon within. the gates of the World's
Columbian exposition on Sunday with
these words, Kev. Dr. Thomas, facing an
audience of 5.000 persons in Festival hall,
called the attention of his hearers to the
text taken from the 21st verse of the 17th
chapter of St. John: "That all may l.e
one; as Thou Father art in mo and I in
Thee; that they may be one in us; that the
world may lielieve that Thou hast sent
f'rntral Thought of the Sermon.
The service was made musical by the
help of the Apollo club, .VK) -strong, which
rendered hymns with a grandeur that only
lacked an organ accompaniment instead
of that of a piano. This will le remedied
if the services prove a success. Dr.
Thomas said in part: "Man stands alone
in himself. He is self-conscious of his
leing; this bing carried up to the point of
self consciousness is now dealing with all
kinds of truths the standards of truth as
. JXTKKIOB OF GRANITE STATE HOME,
established by different races as their in
telligence dictated. Conscience is the
same everywhere. Conscience tells us to
do what we think is right, and what
is not right. The prayer of Christ was
that all these people lie one and they
eventually wilL It is only by labor that
the masses can be enlightened and we
must have teachers and objects for all
these to profit by, for they are needed to
make the world."
Similarity of IHflVrent Religion.
Dr. Thomas then reviewed the con
structive era of the fair and told how the
present beautiful city of white palaces had
been erected in what was three years ago a
marshy waste. It took all kinds of labor
to reach this result, he said, and added:
"W are all one person working toward
one common end. Man is the helper of
man. Notwithstanding the queer talk
over religion considered in its multifarious
beliefs, at the bottom of all great religions
who have bibles and temples all believe
one fundamental principle and that truth
is somehow that man is so like God that it
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Is possible lor nui'nan and divine to coire
together. Men shall yet be one."
ANOTHER RELIGIOUS CEREMONY.
One that Is I'nlqne Takes I'lare In the
Strange sights were witnessed in Mid
way Plaisance during the morning. The
Mohamiiie .n. s in the queer stivet began
the cele;.r. on of the birthday of the
"True l'j..ut" and the manner of it
filled the spectators with wonder and at
times with horror. The Mohammedan
Chr'stnuis brings penance and prayer, in
addition to feasting and making
merry. The day had lieen brightened by
iue sun but a few minutes when the
guards and early risers in Midway were
attracted to the Algerian village by a
mighty hubbub. All the dancing girlsand
the native attendants of the bazaars were
congregated in th-j restaurant and they
were attired in their most gorgeous
Two lambs were brought into the room
by a couple of black men and slaughtered
in the presence of the entire company,
while tne worshippers sang a quaint song
and sank to the tloor in prayer A brazier
full of live coals stood just outside the door
of the cafe. The blood of the lamlis was
caught in earthen dishes and j placed near
the brazier. After a half hour of prayer,
during which time nearly all the villagers
remained prostrate on the floor, the women
gathered about the vessels. One after an
other the girls approached the dishes of
blood and dipped '.heir hands in the warm
Some of the women ran to the nearest
wall and placed their blood-besmeared
hands against the woodwork so as to leavo
the impression of their fingers outlined in
red. Then they rushed back to the brazier
and thrusting their hands into the live
coals ran with :i handful to the blood
marks on the woodwork and actually
burned away the red stains with the lire
held in their bare hands. A few of them
showed that they suffered pain, but the
majority of them did not seem to mind it
at all. This jieculiar ceremony occupied
the liest part of an hour and was intended
to typify the cleansing of the blood by fire
Tin? greatest part of the forenoon was oc
cupied by the women in penance and self
torture. Three of them picked up live
coals and drew them across their bare
bosoms. So severely did one of them burn
her own flesh that the odor of burning
Uesh could lie detected for ten minutes af
terward. Other women threw themselves
on their faces or knees on the hard floor.
One onian ran swiftly at the wall of the
room and hurled herself headforemost
against it. So seriously did another injure
herself that she was taken to the hospital
in an ambulance. This display of fanati
cism among the girls lasted until noon.
Then all care was thrown aside and the
day was given over to feasting and dancing-
THE GREAT FOURTH OF JULY.
American Kxhihitors at Work to Make it
American exhibitors at the fair are
aroused to the importance of an organiza
tion among themselves, primarily for mu
tual benefit. Incidentally they want to
see the grandest celebration on the grounds
next Fourth of July the country has ever
known. They intend to help it along,
and the meeting to be held this afternoon
will inaugurate a movement to that end.
The railroads 'will be asked to co-operate
in making this America's greatest day by
reducing fares from all points to 1 cent a
mile ami advertising it as widely as possi
ble. Telegraphic invitations to be present
with their staffs will be sent to the gov
ernors of all the states, and all tbe mili
tary and civic organizations of any note
will be invited in the same urgent manner.
It is not too much for the enthusiastic
promoters of the scheme to hope that
1,000.000 people will be brought together
in Jackson Park one week from next Tues
day. The American exhibitors will over
look no attraction oratorical, pyrotech
nical or spectacular that will be an in
ducement. The unveiling of the replica of Bruce
Joy's statue of Gladstone was made the
oecasian in the, Irish village on the plais
ance of a series of eulogies on the "Grand
Old Man." Mayor Harrison made a speech
in which he compared Bismarck and Glad
stone in a manner that left the man of
"blud und eiscn" really "not in the run
ning." Judge Moran also spoke in eulogy
of the British statesman. Mayor Harrison
told how at a meeting in this city he hail
been roundly hissed by Irishmen for men
tioning Gladstone's name, and how a few
mont hs later he had been cheered for doing
the same thing, the audience in both cases
lieing largely Jrish.
Attendance last week at the fair, al
though beating the record for successive
days having three in which it reached
over $100.000 was less on an average than
the week liefore, the total for the week
ended June 17 being 723, HW and for last
week 70:i,000. Saturday the paid admission
was 12S.M!) ami yesterday it was 62,028.
The Koman Catholic educational ex
hibit in the l.ilieral Arts building is now
open, occupying 2!,214 square feet.
A national convention of the Colored
Men's National Protective association met
today at Columbus hall in the Art Insti
tute at which Fred Douglass responded to
the welcome of Mayor Harrison.
After a day spent in the discussion oi
the silver question in which every phase
of opinion was expressed the Congress of
Bankers and Financiers ndjourned sine
die after passing a resolution praising the
Canadian Present for Prince George.
Ottawa, June 24. There having been
considerable difference of opinion as to
the shape of the proposed gift from the
women of Canada to Prince George and
Princess May on the occasion of their
wedding, Lady Derby recently wrote to
Prince George to ascertain his preference.
A reply has lieen received stating that a
Canadian made sleigh would be most ac
ceptable. Subscriptions are coming in rap
idly, and it is intended that the gift shall
be a triumph of Canadian workmanship.
The Deputies Were "Not In It."
Buffalo, jr. Y., June 26. Thirty non
union men, guarded by six deputy sheriffs,
attempted to unload a barge by electric
light at South Tonawanda. Strikers as
saulted them with clubs and stones, driv
ing both deputies and men from the barge.
The strikers have repudiated the settle
ment of the strike.
MURDERED A DEPUTY MARSHAL.
Tennessee Moonshiners Make a Desperate
ami Fatal Defense.
Selma, June 20. United States Marshal
J. W. Brown, of the Memphis district,
was shot and seriously wounded and
Deputy Marshal C. P. Garner was instant
ly killed in a desperate battle with moon
shiners in Hardman county. The battle
raged furiously for several hours, the out
laws lieing hidden in a house. The mar
shal's posse made a charge on the moon
shiners and a volloy laid two of the officers
The remainder stormed the fort, how
ever, and succeeded in capturing Gus and
Bob Long, two notorious desperadoes, who
have long lieen a terror to Hardman
county, and. five others of the gang. The
I-iong brothers were taken to Memphis,
where they will lie placed on trial before
the federal district court for murder.
MRS. GRANT AND MRS. DAVIS.
The Tuo Widows Meet at a Hotel at West
West Point, X. Y., June 26. Mrs.
Jefferson Davis, accompanied by her maid,
has arrived here on the steamboat Mary
Powell and put up at Cranston's hotel.
Mrs. Grant has been at Cranston's hotel
for several weeks. As soon as Mrs. Grant
was told of Mrs. Davis' arrival she left her
room and stepping out into the hall met
Mrs. Davis just as the latter was leaving
the elevator. Mrs. Grant grasped her
hand and said with much feeling, "I am
very glad to see you." The two ladies
then went into Mrs. Davis apartments and
had a long talk.
CARRIAGE STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
Three Children and a Woman Killed and
Another Woman Dying.
Newark, X. J., June ifi. A train from
Jersey City on the Newark branch of the
Erie railroad struck a carriage near Avon
dale station. The carriage contained
Mrs. Williams and her 12-year-old
daughter, and Mrs. Druett and her two
children a lioy aged about 3 years and a.
girl aged altout 5 years, all residents of
Newark.- The three children were instant
ly killed. Mrs. Druett was carried to tho
bank alongside the track and died within,
a few minutes. Mrs. Williams was so bad
ly injured that her death is exjiected at
Kcfused to Itoycott the Pair.
Tiffin, O., June 20. The Methodist
Protestant Kndeavor society voted down
resolutions to boycott the World's fair be
cause it is open on Sunday and declaring
it unworthy the support of loyal Ameri
can citizens. That part of the resolutions
censuring the action of the managers in
opening the fair on Sunday was adopted.
The resolutions also favor national, state
and local prohibition and outline work
for Kndeavor societies to create and main
tain interest. The society has adjourned
to meet in 1W4 at a place designated by the
llegs Them Not To He a Mob.
New York, June 26. The board of
Gettysburg monument commissioners of
the state of New York'has issued a circu
lar in which they .beg the New York vet
erans who are gving to Gettysburg on
"New York day" not to turn themselves
into a mob threats to that effect having
been reported and destroy the electric
railway now building across the field.
The board calls tbe railway an outrage
and its constructors vandals and asks vet
erans to boycott the road, but to refrain
Civilisation at Florence, Ala.
Florence, Ala., June 20. A colored
man who had refused to either pay his
taxes or work them out was bound to a
rock on one of the city's thoroughfares
and kept there all day without any protec
tion from the broiling sun. ,,A young
lawyer took pity on the unfortunate negro
and sent him a chair. The marshal re
turned the chair and told the lawyer ha
did not like his interference. The negro
will bo chained in the same place every
day until he pays his taxes or agrees to
work them out.
Tiin l.oral .Market.
Wheat 74.7f TOO.
I lay Timothy. S12.00; upland, Jioail ; Blougb
59. 00; baled, f 10 (n"3n.0u.
Putter Fair 10 choice, ; creamery, 25c
Ecco Frwh, l.iai4.
Poultry Chicken, V2c; turkeys UV
ducks. geeee, 10c.
mcrr and vbhstableb.
Apples $4.00 nerbbl.
Onions $4X0 per bbl.
Tnmips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for
sorn tea si b.s
4tt4stc; cows and ncifc-i.
wricn I uu vriii ls w a
PUREST AND BEST
AT LESS THAN-
TBE PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
Oi.D IN CANS ONLY.