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ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5. 1893.
Single Cofclea S OmM
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For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
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have to make room for other goods we must
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Your choice of any Light weight
erate table, worth $3.50, $4.00
Your choice of any Child's Shirt
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the -House for
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Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wool work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenues.
I MUSIC AT THE FAIR.
Likely to Be Less Artislic and j
THEODORE THOMAS A!ITS TO QUIT
And Semis in Ills Kcsignalion, Coupled
With an Oder to Assist the Fair ratis
Together With Some Suggestions for Re
organization of the Harmony A Trip to
the Northwest for Foreigners Britons to
Celebrate Augnst 19.
Chicago, Aug. 5. For some days it has
leen rnmored that Theoders Thomas,
musical director of the World's fair, had
sent in his resignation, and the rumor is
now confirmed by
the publication of
the same. The pith
of the whole mat
ter seems to be
that while the
music has cost
7O0,0O0 it has only
paid into the cof
fers of the fair
$100,001"). The let
ter is in part as
follows: "The dis
couraging u u s l -THEODOKE
THOMAS, ness situation,
which must of necessity react upon the
finances of the fuir and which make a re
duction of expenses of vital importance to
its interests, prompts tne to make the fol
lowing suggestions by which the expends
of the bureau of music may be lessened.
No More Music as an Art.
"The reduction of expenses at the fair
has obliged the bureau to cancel all the
engagements made with foreign and Amer
ican artists nnd musical organizations, and
to abandon all future festival perform
ances, thus leaving very little of the orig
inal scheme except t he bands and the great
exposition orchestra, with which are given
every day popular and symphony concerts.
My suggest ion is then-fore that since so
large a poriionof the bureau's musical
scheme has been cut away that, for the re
mainder of the fair, music shall not figure
as an art at all, but he treated merely
on the basis of au amusement.
Kebigng and Offers Services Gratis.
"More of this class of music is undoubt
edly needed at the fair nnd the cheajtcst
way to get it is t divide our two fine
bauds into four small ones for open air
concerts and our exposition orchestra into
two small orchestras which can play such
light selections as will please the shifting
BIG Flli LOG IX FOUESTUY WILDING.
crowds in the buildings and amuse them,
If this plan is followed there will be no
further need of the services of the musical
director, and in order that vonr commit
tee may be perfectly free to act in accord
ance with the foregoing suggestions, and
reduce the expenses of the musical de
partment to their lowest terms, I here
with respectfully tender niv resignation as
musica'. director of the World's Colum
bian exposition. Should, however, any
plans suggest themselves in furthering of
which I can le of assistance 1 shall gladly
loan you my services without payment."
Directory Not Likely to Accept.
A director says regarding the foregoing
that there have lieen many mistalements
concerning Mr. Thomas' connection with
the music of the fair, nnd this is un
doubtedly true. ''Misstatements'' is too
mild a word. The press criticisms have in
some instances been outrageously dis
courteous and unfair. The director also
says that there has been no failure in the
purposes of the musical department at
tributable to Mr. Thomas, and that there
is no disposition or the part of the directory
to close connection with Thomas. lie will
it is expected, be asked to continue to di
rect the musical feature at a smaller con
RECEPTION BY CHIEF SKIFF.
Engineers Inspect the F.xhibits in the
Mines and Mining lluilding.
Chief Skiff an t staff and the exhibitors
in the department of mines and mining
gave a reception from 8 to 10 o clock p. m,
in the Mining building to the members of
the Associated En
and the ladies ac
The building was
fully lighted and
all the exhibits AA
open for inspec-
tion. A codation ji
was served ;n tne
gallery and a pro
gramme of music
was given by the
Chicago band. The
crossed the moun
tains in search ot chief skiff.
California gold in 1S49 will be entertained
in the California State building today. The
day is called 'Pioneers' " day, and the ex-
ercises have been arranged under the aus
pices of the estern Association of Cali
fornia Pioneers with the co-operation of
the California orld's fair commission,
Extensive preparations have been con
summated by the executive committee to
make British day Saturday Aug. 19 a
grand success. The programme as at
present arranged calls for a big parade
down town, at the conclusion of which
cars will betake lorXtie exposition" where
the picturesque ceremony of "trooping the
colors" will be performed by the British
troops, assisted by the uniformed Sir
Knights, Sons of St. George, Koyal Scots
and other bodies in front of Victoria
House. From there the procession will
move to Festival hall where a demons tra-
will le held at 3 p. in.
I here will lie addresses bv commission
ers from all parts of the British empire.
iToiessor lomnns nas been appointed
chairman of the music committee and
w-ill provide a choir of 1,000 voices to sing
British and American patriotic songs. In
the evening the gathering will attend the
military tournament in the Stock pavilion,
on which occasion a gold medal will he
presented to Corporal Kvans for the dis
tinguished bravery that he displayed at
the recent Cold Storage re. A grand dis
play ot fireworks will bring the festivities
to a close.
An excursion to the great wheat fields of
the northwest for the entertainment ot
representatives of agriculture on foreign
commissions has been arranged through
the courtesy of the Milwaukee and St.
Paul and Northwestern railroads. The
purpose of the journey is to enable those
commissioners of foreign countries who
are especially identified with agricultural
interests to form, from personal observa
tion, an accurate estimate of the resources
of the northwest. The party will prob
ably leave Chicago on the 21st inst.
In the Water Commerce enncrresa Tel
ford Burnham delivered an address on the '
ship railway and its importance in solvit
the problem of transferring loaded vessels
from the great lakes to the Atlantic ocean.
The improvements which have been made
in railways of that character, he said, make
it possible to move the largest vessels from
one body of water to another, and a rail-w-ay
to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson
river would cost but one-quarter of what
would be required to build a canal.
Paid admissions to the lair yesterday
were only 7y,43'.l.
AN ENGINEERS' STRIKE IMMINENT.
Probability That They and Firemen Will
io Out on tile Kin (.ramie.
Denvku, Aug. 5. The Denver and Rio
Grande railroad has given notice to the
brotherhoods of locomotive engineers and
firemen that alter Sept. 1 its agreements
with these t;gan'.zutions will be discontin
ued. These agreements are made upon the
scale of w;hS to be paid. Thirty days'
notice by either side is required before the
contracts ca.. be canceled. The purpose
of the road ia effecting such a cancellation
is to pave the way for a reduced wage
It will offer work to the engineers and
firemen at 10 per cent, reduction below
their present scale. An informal meeting
oengiueers was held, and the sentiment
expressed was - that the brotherhoods
should gtrike before accepting the reduc
tion. There will be a meeting of the mem
bers of the two brotherhoods next week to
consider the proposition. Should they de
cide to resist the cut a call will be made
upon the other railroad organizations for
RELEASED BY A MOBf
The Wire of an Illicit Whisky Dealer
Twenty Shots Fired.
Bi cKHAXXos-, W. Va., Aug. 5. At Alex
ander, W. Va., a lumber town about twen
ty miles freni here, Stephen Welch and
wife were arrested for selling whisky
without a license. In taking them to jail
the man escaped. Mrs. Welch was put in
jail, and about 10 o'clock at night a crowd
of her frieuuj broke into the jail and let
her out. A riot occurred when the officers
attempt to prevent the mob from taking
her, and about twenty sliots were fired on
both sides. One of the rioters named
Hickman was shot through the hand and
two others were wounded, but were taken
away by their friends.
Hell Gave l"p His Tension.
Washington, Aug. 5. It has just leaked
out from the archives of the pension bu
reau that Deputy Commissioner Cell, up
to the Hist of May last drew a disability
pension of fIS a month for "loss of teeth,
indigestion and heart disease," alleged to
be the result of his military service. Four
days after the decisiou of the secretary of
the interior that pensioners must be inca
pacitated for work to draw such a pen
sion Hell resigned his pension, saying that
under former rulings he was entitled to it,
but under this one he had no right to it.
Curr Is Short $30,000.
Flokence, Ala., Aug. 5 Hinton A.
Carr, the defaulting president of the Tus
cumbia Banking company, has been cap
tured in Ce lar Rapids, la., after a two
months' chase. Detectives shadowed Carr
through many cities before finally captur
ing their man. Carr is thought to have
taken the funds of the bank with him. He
is short f 30,000 to his depositors. "
ltowing Uaces at Lake Minnetonka.
Minneapolis, Aug. 5. The closing races
of the Mississippi Valley Rowing associa
tion were won as follows: Fourth- mile
dash for seniors, Koeuig; senior pairs,
Lau brothers, of the Catlins, 10:25; senior
singles, Koenig, 10:00; senior fours, Minne
sota, 5i:lf; senior doubles, Armstrong and
Nettle ton, of the Minnesota, 9:50.
Score on the Kali Field. I
Chicago, Aug. 5. Following are base
ball records made by League clubs: At
Cleveland Chicago 2, Cleveland 7; at
Pittsburg Cincinnati 5, Pittsburg 9; at
Louisville St. Louis 8, Louisville 2; at
Baltimore New York 6, Baltimore 3; at
Philadelphia Washington 7, Philadel
phia 14; at Brooklyn Jso game, rain.
Quarantine at Work Again.
New Yoke, Aug. 5. The passengers of
the steamship Karamania, from Naples,
have been put in quarantine at Swinburne
Inland, where they will be kept until it is
safe to let them land. There were several
deaths during the voyage on the ship, and
the deaths were .very like cholera, which
disease is epidemic at Naples.
Failure iu the Cigar Trade.
Nkw Yokk. Aug. 5. S. Jacoby & Co.,
cigar manufacturers, have failed. Labil
ities (150,000, with large assets.
Tice President Off for Washington.
Chicago, Aug. 5. Vice Fresident Ste
venson has arrived heme from uis west
ern trip and after seeing his family safe
at Bioomingiou immediately left for
Postal Clerks Want Keller.
ST. Fall, Aug. 5. At the business s- s
sion of the 'postal clerks Mr. Walke
presented the relief bill. A resolution was
passed placing the bill in the" hands o! H.
K. Wheeler, of Illinois, tc father it in con
gress, and a committee, composed of John
son, Bullock, and Pitt, was appointed to
confer with him upon the subject.
Denies the Crime Charged.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 5. Fred Smith,
the negro who made a criminal assault
upon Emma Weinholt here, was brought
into court and bound over to the grand
jury. He claims he only made an assault
and battery on here, because she would not
give him enough to eat.
Forest Fire in Minnesota.
Dlllth, Aug. 5. Several bush fires on
the hill back of the city are so serious as
to threaten the outlying highlands and
engines have been sent there. The high
lands are very thickly writ, nnd if the
lire gets into the settlement it will do
Hig It laze of Saw logs.
MaksHFIELD, Wis., Aug. 5. Forest fires
twelve miles east of here, along the line
of the Port Edwards railroad, have burn
ed 500.000 feet of logs o.i the rollways and
in lumber camps belonging to the Arphia
Lumber company, ot Arphin.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Aug. 5. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hoqrs
from tt p. m. yesterday: For Iowa Warm
er, with thunderstorms this morning, followed
by cooler northerly winds, and fair weather
tonight. For Wisconsin and Michigan Cooler;
northerly winds; fair weather, following light
local t hunderstorms. For Indiana and Illinois
Variable winds, becoming northerly tonight;
warmer today; cooler tonight; generally fair
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August, opened
5S4c, closed oblic: September, opened 60)a,
closed COJho; December, opened IsH, closed
Corn August, opened 8SJijO,closed 8$4c:
September, opened iVc. closed s'c;
May, opened 40c, closed 41H-- Oats August,
opened SSic closed -Wc; fcseptem
ber, opened i.4!c, closed HHc; May,
opened closed 29Jtjo. Pork August,
opened. 12.5J, closed (12.44; September,
opened tl-.Ti, closed $U.J. Lard Au
gust, opened t7.50. closed $7.00.
Live stock: The prise at the Un'on
Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 6,000;
Quality good; left over about 18.0-10; market
active and stronger; 30&40c higher; sales
ranged S4.G0&5.4U pigs, (4.9J&6.5U light,
S4.60&4.90 rough packing, ti.bb&b.Si mixed,
and f4.90&5.90 heavy packing and shipping
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Cattle Estimated receipts for the day.
6,000; quality fair; market moderately actiT
on local and shipping account; prices 100
higher; quotations ranged at J4.TJ&5.25
choice to extra shipping steers, $4.80&1.83
to choice do., $3.85&4.a5 fair to good, tS.fc
4.00 common to medium do, 93.8&&3.90 butchers
steers, $.258.0u stockers, 12.701.49 feed
ers, I1.25&3.10 cows, S2.S0&3.u heifers, M.OOa
8.75 bulls, ri. 9023.70 Texas steers, and ii.&Oa
6.75 veal calves. - -
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
2,500; quality fair; market moderately ac
tive; prices 6teady; quotations ranged at
$3.20-3.4.75 per 10U lbs westerns, tS.S'K&t.OO
Texas, $2.092,5.0.) natives, and $3.00&5.BJ
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 80o
per lb; fancy dairy, 103,17c; paoklnf stock.'
liiJHHc. Eggs Fresh northern atook, 18a
perdoz. Live poultry Spring chickens, 18
&lHc per .b; hens, HQllHc; turkeys, 103
11c; ducks, Vc; geese, $3.003,8.00 per doz.
New potatoes Early Ohio, $1.4Sl.3 per
bbl; 60363 per bu; rose, $1.!W. Apples New,
fair to good, $1.7533.50 per bbl; choice, $2.75
&3.0Q. Black raspberries, Michigan, $1.10
1.25 per 16-qt case; red raspberries, $1.0
1.25 per 24-qt case. Honey White clover, 1-lb
sections, 15317c; broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition, 10314c; extracted
Per lb. 2s.XvJ ,-r7
New York, Aug. 4.
Wheat August, CiVi-SSc; September. OJJi
69 15-lBc; October, 71!&7; December,
5Bi!2,76ic. Corn Dull but firmer; August.
47sa8c; September, 47Jr-(B6c; October,
47Jjji3.184c; No. ' 2, 47Hi:Q4s? Oats No. S
firmer and dull; September. 304c; Btate. 35
OliUfic; western, 35&43!c. Rye Dull; west
ern. 57 ft UK:. Pork Dull and eteadv. Lard
t irm and d ull.
The Loral Market
W heav 74a7Co.
Hay Timothy, $S.00Ji9 0O; upland, $7.00;
eluutl , $5. OU; baled. $10.00(311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, SOc; creamery, 224c
Kccf Fresh, 15c-
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys l'-Ji; ducks
l-c; geese, 10c.
rKCIT AND TEUBTABLEB
Apples $4 00pcr bbl.
Onions 75c ier bbl. 1
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn lea steers
43.4 !c; cows and ccifeis, i'.i'tiHc calves
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
Judge for yourself.
n Cans. At your Grocer's