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EOCK ISLAND. SATURDAY. JULY 1 11
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CANADA HAS A
SAX&RICE, ROCK fSLAND, LL.I
ABE AFTER YOU -
Want you to take a look at our Suits
we are selling for
7.89 wortli $15.00. ;
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Underselling Everybody on Everything.
Dominion Building D
at Jackson Park
CRACK LETTISH TEOOPS Ti
Speaking tn French and Kn
Geneva! Canuck Good Time
T. W. Palmer to Resign Re
Exposition Finances A Goot
ter Attendance Wanted, H(
Satisfactory Showing for Jun
World's Fair Grousps, Jul,
was Dominion day at the fail .., meir
pavilion this morning the native Cana
dians assembled to meet their friends and
in the afternoon they will form in proces
sion and march over to Festival hall. To
the exercises in Festival hall all the com
missioners and officials of the exposition
were iuvited, including the board of lady
managers and many prominent people of
Chicago. The parade this afternoon Trill
be esccially notable from the fact that
the ttvxips in the British military tourna-
We havnt said a word about Summer Coats,
tests, Straw Hats, etc., we've got lots of 'em at the
, pa's rAviLiovix the pai:k.
ent, w! ich has heretofore Iwn exhibit
ing in Tnttersall's, Sixtwnth and State
streets, will take part therein. They
formed a iortion of the march to the Do
minion b;iiul;ng this morning and will be
a part of the parade, this aft enioon.
Slmv.-s ltritish Military I.iiV.
The tournament gives an exhibition of
British military life, and a number of the
most fam.uis British regime!-. rs are repre
sented a fiiilow-,: Uoyjil 1.
Firs! l.ih guards, Fifth
lamvrs. i'.leventli T'rim-e .
lus-w,rs. Grenadier guards,
i : ert 's Own
."ati h, Con-
rifles and an
Big Store. -S'trvsisy Blue Front.
SAX$lRICE, ROCK fSLAND, iLL
Our selection of new designs for tJie-comind- sea
son is nearly all in stock, and ffc confident
your insnection will oronounce fepverw!ielm-
ingly superior to any we nave ever snown.
We have taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in ordlr to give
the people of this city and icinity the choioast desiejaa from the prodact of nearly e very
Tnnnnfnn!nrr in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only nrst class
all be pleuued to receiv3 your orders for Paper Hanging, Paiiting, or
ing to Inteiijr Decorating:
seet-riil Highbinders Black
naught rai-cers. King's Hoya
infantry brigade alxiut L'Oti in all. Tatter
salis was not a good stand, sot lie managers
have .bl:r'iied a -nnecssiou from the fair
directory imd will exhibit in the stock
Nummary of the Progra: ama.
The dedicnti'i prograrai.it' is divided
between English and French ;::..! the call
for thf gathering winds un -i 'God
Pave tiie Queen." At the meeting in Fes
tival lrill speeches will be made by Ho:;.
G. 11. li. Cockburn, M. P., Toronto, chair
man and honorary commissioner of Can
ada; Carter H. Harrison, mayor of Chicago;
Senator Tase, of Quebec, and honorary
commissioner of Canada, r.nd others.
Cockburn will speak in English ;id Tasse
in French. The English and French na
tional r.nthems will lie sung. Canadians
of both nationalities turned oi.!. in force
and there were thousands mit from
the time the ;-ates were opened.
Liberty lScll Disappoint i' :t.
There is .me thing that v. counted
upon for the Fourth that will tie there,
and that is the new Li'ierty well which
contains so much metal that is nf historic
value. A dispatch from Ti ;-. - here the
bell is being made, says that i.: -,iite of all
efforts it ctinimt be got ready u ; "lipment.
The iiell is very difficult to 1: . !.e on ac
count of the varied character a'. ..c metals
that are to be welded into it, ai.". f.vo casts
have failed. The third cast is still in the
mold pit and will have to remain there un
til Wednesday or Thursday. C. II. Meneely,
the founder, snvs the bell ca::i)nt be ready
for shipment until next .t -.inlay at the
ikoom Moulding tG match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all cd
I picture Frames latest styles.
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fi R. CRAMPTON & CO
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Bock Iiland
Men's ftistic Tailoring.
The Fashionjnle Fabrics for Spring and Si
leave youi order
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
-MODEL F I ATTLl:.sIIlP ILLINOIS.
earliest. A iielegation of the Daughters of
the American Revolution has arrived at
Troy to accompany the Ih-11 to Chicago
and they are '.-cry much disappointe
The Snntiay Closing Case.
Attorney V.ilker repress
fair, while the Sunday close
Green B. Haum, J. McKenzie
Commissioner Hundley i n the caseDrought
by Vauatuak.er & Co. General Haum an
nounced that P. V. Pratt, withdrew from
the prosecution. Arguments were then
made by Walker on behalf of the fair and
by Kaum and Commissioner Hundley for
the Sunday closers, after which the judge
announced thtit he would take the case
President Palmer ta Resign.
President Thomas W. Palmer will tender
his resignation as president of the national
commission to day. His reason for re
tiring is the serious illness of his wife.
His friends ami World's fair officials have
urged him to reconsider his determination
but with little prospect of success.
FINANCES OF THE EXPOSITION.
What the Showing I ior the Second Month
of the Fair.
About 2,400,000 adults and children paid
their way into the exposition grounds dur
ing the month which closed yesterday, the
average daily attendance being 80,000. The
largest crowd was present June 15, when
105,009 paid admissions were recorded. On
the 1st day of June fie attendance was
but 89,024, that day being set down as hav
ing the smallest crowd of the month. The
greatest Sunday attendance was 71,21 3 and
the smallest 56,000, which was the poorest
attendance recorded, wit h two exceptions,
during the month. Tlie receipts of the
second month''- operatioio! Ihe f;iir, while
good, will btve to a get! deal better it.
lemauu to cue tnese to yi3,xxj it win ne al
most impossible to do so.
The increase of attendance over May is
iearly 1,350,000. What bothers the man
agement is a floating debt of 16,500,000.
Iuch of this is represented in money yet
lue on contracts, which is being paid off
fs fast as possible. Just how much is yet
lue on this account is not known by out
riders, but Treasurer Seeberger said there
ivere few unpaid vouchers dating back
!urther than May. Averaging the adult
admissions at 75,000 per day and children
at 5,000 the total receipts for admission!
were J1,1G2,50C. The expenses were in
tonni numbers fCO0,0OO,leaingf562,O00 net
This, however, takes no account of pay
ments from concessionaires, which must
have been large.
So, taking it all in all, the falr'is nol
doing badly. But it will take a paid at
tendance for the balance of the tim
of 103,000 adults to wipe out the
floating debt, to say nothing of the 1,000,-
000 that the management says it will re
turn to the government if it can because
of keeping the fair open on Sunday. An
open fair Sunday is a bare success finan
cially. There are too many exhibits
covered on Sunday to give the fair a bright
appearance and this, it would seem, con
veys to some people the idea that they are
not getting what they term "their money's
worth." This fact, added to the well-
known antipathy of the Sabbatarians on
Sunday opening, will probably work to
the greater or less detriment of a Sunday
fair. But a Sunday fair may be consid
ered a fixed fact.
Treasurer Seeberger thought the out
look was encouraging. There are several
things to lie thought of in speculating
upon the financial success of the fair.
During the month of June there have been
many thousands of people here who, recog
nizing the broad scope and grandeur of the
fair, came on from their homes willing to
face the charges of extortion, reports of
which were scattered broadcast through
out the country on the opening day, for a
sight of the treasures stored within the
white buildings. These visitors, after a
careful investigation of the prevailing
prices, pronounce the charges unfounded
and have so informed their friends.
The extort ion in the restaurants on open
ing dav was caused by the. waiters who
collected their own ch'ecks, owing to the
rush, and charged their victims what they
pleased. Tiiat was the end also of high
prices. Now outside of each lunch countei
is a framed bill nf fare with the prices of
each art ii '.e, much modified since May 1, in
large Lgurcs Tbe restaurant concession
aires give per cent, of their receipts to
the exposition company, and to come out
even they have added that amount to their
prices here and the total, while higherthan
down-town prices, is not exorbitant.
NO MICHIGAN ENCAMPMENT.
The Trouble With Paraguay Abont Settled
The Michigan military board has re
scinded its action ordering the encamp
ment of the National guards held in Chi
cago Aug. 7 to IS, and the encampment
will lie held at Island lake in that state.
The attorney general held that the at
tempt to give the state troops a free ex
cursion to the World's fair for ten days
was clearly illegal.
The little row with the Paraguvan com
missioner is about settled. Hereafter
commissioners will not 1h? required to o'
serve the strict letter of the rules necessary
for the government of the buildings, so
that thev will not lie put to the annoyance
and humiliation of arrest when they vio
late them. In other words, they will be to
some extent privileged characters, their
luidges giving them the right to act with
The model full size of the batt'.ship
Illinois is an exhibit of great interest to
thousands who visit the fair. It gives peo
ple living off our coasts a real idea of what
our new navy is, and old soldiers and sail
ors marvel at the progress made in gun
nery and armor since they went to the
field or the deck in the grim days of 1SGL,
The building and loans meetings have
adjourned after electing Judge Seymour
Dexter, of 2s ew lork, president, and B. G.
Voser secretary. The army chaplains also
adjourned. They recommended that the
president exercise great care in appoint
ments of of chaplains. Uue inter-collegi-
ate Prohibitionists have also ajourued.
Paid admissions to the fair yesterday
were only T4,:s.(i.
NEW SCHEME OF TRAIN ROEBERS.
They- I oroe a Boy to lo the Most llitticnlt
Work for Xheni.
Wichita, Kan., July 1. The lone high
wayman who attempted to rob the Santa
Fe passenger train at Wharton and who
was captured by Conductor Gleason and
it in jail here, is a boy only 10 years old.
le told the sheriff that he met a gang of
our men at Ten Mile Flats in the Chicka-
saw Nation otie day and they told him of a
krheuie to rob the Santa Fe train, and told
him that he had to help them under pen
alty of death.
They told him he must go on the Santa
Fe train on June SO, and when it ap
proached Blackbear Creek he must cover
the conductor and stop the train, and that
they would do the rest. All this work was
imposed on him under "bullet orders," as
he calls it, and he was afraid to disobey.
He says he made a mistake of one day in
carrying out his orders. He thought Thurs
day was the 80th, and carried out his part
of the programme.
He said the leader of the gang under
whose orders be was working was Bill
Dal ton. Two of the others were Bill
Andecson and Arthur Gage, respectively
while the fourth man was a native of Fort
Gibson, whose name he did not know.
Me uia'nt xrmmt ironr Day.
Isew Castle, Pa., July 1. Thomas
Shannon, cashier of the Pittsburg and
Western railway, has disappeared. Oa
eon es day evening it was discovered that
Shannon was short in his accounts and he
was given lour days to make it up. Shan-
Don, who has only been married eight
months, told his wife the same evening
that he was going to Franklin. He has
not since been seen here. 1
One Robber Laid Away for a Time.
St. Loris, July 1. Sam Wilson, the
lone train robber who held up and robbed
the Missouri Pacific passenger train at
W. , . i - .
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa,
9 10 Jl JL2 3 JL4 L5
16 JL7 JL8 J19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
GREAT COLLEGE BOAT RACE.
The American "' Varsity" Event Won
Again by Yale.
New London, Conn., July 1. Nothing
under the sun seemed to be left undevised
in the designs exhibited in the decorations
of this city. On the harbsr every craft
bore either a myriad streamer indicating
its college preference, or fold upon fold of
billowy bunting swinging to the breeze
from the yards or fastened to the vessel's
side, perhaps completely enveloping the
the body of the ship from, the deck to the
edge. The dwelling houses and business
blocks oi the city caught the spirit of the
day and were hued with crimson or blue
flairs of all sizes and designs, in some In
stances both colors being crossed as an ev
idence of disinterested enthusiasm.
The crowd which surged to and fro over
the streets of the city wore countless in
dividual decorations. The boutonaire
was conspicuous, the magenta rose and
blue heliotrope lieing the most common
floral adornments. Flags were carried in
lavish profusion and equal impartiality
by partisans of both colleges, while the
lady escorts of the masculine enthusiasts
were conspicuous by numerous blue and
red parasols, some of them dotted with a
"Y" or an "H." lied and blue waists were
seen at every step. And all this was be
cause it waUhe day for the great Ameri
can university race between lale and,'
After a wait that seemed endless to the
50,000 spectators, the crews took the water
at 10:55, Yale on the west side of the course,
Harvard on the east. At the word Yale's
bow shot slightly to the front under the
powerful stroke of the sun burned young
giants, and a mighty cry of exultation
went up from the black line, of spectators
along the bank. Harvard did not lose her
place, and almost abreast the trembling
shells crossed the two mile line. Here
Harvard increased the rapidity of her
stroke, and half a mile further on led by
a few inches. At the three mile nag the
blue was two lengths to tbe rear. Yale
spurted with telling effect and shot ahead,
three boat lengths of water showing be
tween their stern and the Harvard bow.
This lead could not be overcome and Yale
crossed the line four lengths ahead, the
winners in one of the hardest and closest
races pulled for years by these great rivals.
Records at Base Ball.
Chicago, July 1. The base ball scores
made on League diamonds are as foliows: At
Cincinnati Washington 11, Cincinnati 5:
at Cleveland Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 5.
at Chicago New lork 5, Chicago 9: at
Pittsburg Brooklyn 22, Pittsburg 10; at,'
St. Louis Boston IS, St. Louis 3; at Louis
Inter Collegiate tournament University
of Illinois, 17; University of Wisconsin, 10.
Going to Walk from Gotham to 'Frisco.
New York, July 1. Edward C. Lock-
wood started from in front of The World
building promptly on time for his long
walk to San Fmncisco. At Albany he will
be joined by a friend, George Cramer, and
tbe pair will make the tour together. .
lluke of Yeragua Depart.
New Yox:k, July 1. The Duke of Vera-
gua and party left for Europe by the
steamer La Bretagne to-day. A large
party was present to see him off.
The Local .Tlarketa.
Com 4ilc. ,
Hsy Timothv. ft. 00; upland.' loail : eltuct.
fS.00; baled. 10.00(311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, SOc; creamery, 80c .
Eire Fresh. 142.15.
Poultrv Chicken. V2Xc: turkey. liV
ducks, l-'c; geeee, 10c.
rilCIT AN'D TES STABLES.
Apples $4 00 perbbl. .-- I
Potatoes 8593c. w ,:
Onion 14 .CO per bbl. . . f
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers
4&4c; cowi and neifer, KytOSJic caw a
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
than .ne ever-priced and
over- endorsed Kin as.
Block Opposite Haj
J For sale a