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land Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 189S.
Single Copies 5 Oamlt
Per Week ltt Cents
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
'WAY OUT OF SltffiT
Age to 1 1
Attendance at Chicago's Day at
SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND THERE
Nearly Double the Number That Was
High Water Mark at Paris An
GEEAT CKUSH AT ALL THE GATES.
The Greatest Line in Town.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
Grand Cloak Opening Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14.
On the above days a salesman from one of the largest and best manu
facturers of Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks will show a complete line in our
cloak department. Samples shown will be delivered at once, or special
orders can be taken and delivery made within a week or ten days. We
say this will be a golden opportunity to secure the very newest and ex
clusive in styles, and it will be believed when the two hundred styles are
seen in addition to the immense assortment we now have in stock
PRICES will be down where no merchant can arford to sell cheaper.
FIT. We guarantee a first class fit on all orders.
STYLES. Besides making a great many medium priced garments
these manufacturers make a line of fine novelties, which for workman
ship and originality of designs are hard to surpass. Goods will be gladly
shown whether ybu intend purchasing or not. You are cordially invited
i attend. Plan to be present at least on one of the three days, 1 hurs
hridav or Saturday.
lI(oiS I'iMi suits of colored dress goods
a ;arg- variety of styles and weaves, in all
"iX leading shades, wili be placed on sale todav
ttk'ii.'.ay'j.'Oct. !, and closed out at fi'.'JS each,
''hiijiiijr linings, trimmings, and fun ishings.
v o tiii in (list)Iavetl in our east window. Ke-
r ?.s buys everything that is necessary
'' A YAU1 'c arc showing a beautiful
-i! cloth, all wool. 3(i inches wide, in a full
"f fall shades.
1!'. or Jl.l'j a yard von can almost have
I'iek of all the choice things in ( ur dress
di art nieiit, with few exceptions, includ-
Diost popular weaves in 40 tool inch
''" a anl. you would hardly lielieve
:tu we are M'llin": a 50 inch hon-s
.Teen, brown and Mack that is certainly
li kable for durability and beauty. It would
tie tiling to wear at the World's Fair.
COM FOUTS AND HLAXKETS We are over
strong in this department, prices in either line
ranging from 50c to -fl2. Notice a few below
that will give you sonic idea of how little it
will cost to keep yourself and family warm this
For !)8c a wool tilled comfortable, size CoxTi'. lare
For $1.3.5. a satin covered cotton tilled comfort,
For $1.75. a comfort covered with serge cloth and
eottoti tilled, size G5x75.
IUankets for $1.S9 Size 12-4,
dainty borders and a very
would be cheap at $2.1'5.
Blankets, whito, for 5. It is our purpose to give
our customers the very best $5 blanket in the
country, excepting no one. It will greatly be
to vour interest to examine this leader.
color gray with
soft quality. It
HARM), PURSEL & VON MADR,
DAVENPORT, IA. Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
An Enormous Multitude (hut Required the
Wagon Gates to lte Opened for Its Ad
mittance Description of the Night Ta
geant A Magnificent Spectacle iu the
Windy City's Honor Mayor Harrison's
Adventure Incidents and Accidents.
Wokld's Fair Guoi xns, Oct. 10. Sixty-
year old Chicago has been honored as
none in the New World has ever been.
Chicago Day closed unon the World's fait
in a blaze of glory and a grand illumina
tion from the electric power and pyro
technics. Hundreds of thousands of peo
ple from all parts of the earth, but mostly
from the cities of the republic which
helped financially by contribution, food
and clothing and other goods to rebuild
the burned Chicago of twenty-two years
ago were drawn together by the common
Impulse and desire to show their apprecia
tion and admiration of the genius which
made the Columbian exposition.
Nearly Three-Fourths of a Million.
Seveu hundred thousand people doubt
less the greatest crowd that ever congre
gated visited the fair on Chicago day,
breaking the greatest one day record at
Paris by an overwhelming majority com-
i pleteiy smi theriim the "tig day" figures
I rf wnr it lwir .v r.rtti t Ti in'nr hclil nnit fu.
tibiishing a mark which, it is safe to pre
diet, the present generation will never
see attained. When the morning sun,
looking through a li.L;lit mist, peeped over
the white Peristyle at 5 o'clock miriy peo-
pie were rearing the different entrances
to the grounds, and by the lime the gates
opened-rt):Ml fuiiy 1,0 X) people besieged
each pass ige e.igtr fur admission. Offi
cial figures of the attendance are unob
tainable at this writing, but iOO,iK.O is a
1 lie I'rocession of floats.
The crowning glory of" the auniversary
day was the pngeautry which "OU.CKKi thou
sand people viewed within the gates of
the Columbian city last night soon after
the sun went down, to be replaced by thu
power of electricity wheu the procession of
twerty-six magnificent floats with their
occupants of both sexes entered the fair
grounds through the Sixty-second street
gate. The first represented Chicago in her
growth receiving all the nations of the
earth: the Cliicago Hussars in their trap
pings of sdver and black followed as an
escorl and the Iowa state ban3 made the
music. Then came the genius cf music,
surrounded by a select chorus of fifty
women. The next float represented Chi
cago and its typical motto "1 Will."
guided by liberty ami surrounded by all
; states of the Union and welcomed by a.l
people t the t iron. At ti e ;uur corners
were music, sculpture, science :tud litera
ture. It Was Air A hunt Chicago.
Chicago in 1SPJ, a trading post, was next
portrayed. Chicago in war and peace fol
lowed in flouts winch called forth thunders
of applause from the multitudinous
throng. The lire fiend came next, repre
senting Chicago prostrate in 1ST1. This
float was manned by the Chicago fire de
partment. The commerce of Chicago was
represented by an argosy with a single
sail on which the world, which is symbolic
of Chicago, was emblazoned. The most
magnificent float in the procession was
illustrative of Columbus at the court of
Isabella. The characters of the float were
assumed by the members of the Columbian
club of Chicago.
Symbolic of the Old World.
The next section of the procession con
tained floats supplied by the foreign-born
residents of Chicago, and illustrating for
eign characters and events, in some cases
showing their relation to American insti
tutions, which was notably the case with
the British float which led the column of
foreign floats. This contained figures of
Cabot, Kaleigh and other eminent British
discoverers, with a group of the Pilgrims,
including Miles Staudish. Following this
were the others in this order: Sweden
the Vikings and Valkyries iu Walhalla;
Germany iu art, science and industry;
German-Americans of the United States
177t and lsCl; Ireland, St. Brandon, the
first discoverer; Ireland, the genius of
Erin; Bohemia, art, science and agricul
ture paying homage to Bohemia: r ranee.
LaGranue Hermine; r rauce, Marquette
landing at Chicago, 1C'T3; Denmark, Dauia;
Norway 1.0UU years ago; Norway at pres-
eut; Polaud, ashington, Kosciusko and
Pulaski, etc.; 1'oland, Sobieska with the
Polish duke before Vienna; adoption of
the constitution of Poland, 1791; Poland
The Electrical Wonder.
The closing float of the pageant was the
great float Electra, showing the genius of
electricity, represented by an enormous
dragon, the color of which changed at in
tervols from green to red; a naming breath
of steaming nostrils was made realistic.
while dazzling lights extended along the
wings. The entire body of the monster
was a flood of light. Two thousand in
candescent lamps were used in lighting it.
This brilliaut pageant marched all over
the grounds bo that there was room for
many thousands to see it, and its line of
march was packed.
PROCESSION OF THE STATES.
the American states. The standards and
shields of the states with their names and
the year of their entry In the Union were
borne at the head of each procession. The
Columbian guards who forced the way at
the head of the line through the standing
mass of the people, were almost driven
back. The Iowa state band, which fol
lowed close behind were not enabled to
play with artistic effect. As tba
parading army of juveniles from tne puD
lic schools of Chicago passed around the
court dressed in white customs, it appeared
from above like a vein of silver running
through a silver mine.
The display of fireworks on the lake front
adjoining the Peristyle exceeded in mag
ntficence any heretofore given in thi
United States, if not in the world. Th
special pieces were illustrative of Old
Fort Dearborn, the Old City Hall, Chi
tago Welcoming the World; '"Old Glory,'
carried by Mr. Baldwin, the aeronaut, intc
the heavens; Chicago triumphant, beinji
a reproduction of Niagara falls along the
peristyle; the burning of Chicago, cover
ing an area of 14,0M square feet, produced
in four scenes, and the picture of Chi
cago's first Mayor. The wooded island
was ablaze from fairy lamps surrounding
it. Added to these the fin-works displaj
included innumerable bombs and rocket!
of the largest size made and a large num
ber of beautiful pieces, such as fountains
of fire, wheels, etc.
Long before the last bomb had been ex
ploded on the lake front there was a
dangerous jam of people on the highways
leading to the elevated railroad statior
and the Sixty-fourth street gates. Several
employes of the exposition and the rail
road clambered on top of the ticket office,
and with frantic gestures appealed to the
home seekers below them to go in some
other direction. As well might have they
told the tide to do their bidding, and il
the people around the platform had made
way their places would have teen taken by
thousands who pressed from behind, heed
less of danger, anxious only for transpor
tation to the city.
Mayor Harrison's experience in reaching
the fair grounds was decidedly novel and
exciting. He was delayed at home until
11 o'clock, and wheu he reached Michigan
avenue to take the Illinois Central traiD
lie found the crowd so dense on the bridge
that they were turning back at that hour
instead cf trying to reach the cars. Ha
went through the center of the bridge, on
Which School Children Were
the Feature Fire Works.
All the avenues surrounding the Court
cf Honors and every point of vantage on
the great buildings facing the Court, even
the top of the peristyle, were filled with
spectators of the afternoon procession
which was called the re-union of states.
Nearly 3,000 boys and girls accompanied
by bands marched in sections to present
the his'ory of commerce and resources of
wit.'.m M.le cf the lence. ihen he
climbed the picket fence, six feet from the
ground, mid '.lighted on a policeman's
shoulder. The officer did not recognize the
mayor and was in the act of raising his
club to order him back in police language
when the msgic golden star was flashed.
In the mavor's own language he stole
over the fence like a boy at a circus and
deadheaded his way into the crowded cat
tle cars so as to reach the Liberty bell in
time to ring it for Chicago. The guards
and gatemen let him pass in the regular
wav at the terminal station, and after
squeezing women and being squeezed by
men. he reached the bell panting ana per
spiring and pretty well broken down, only
twenty minutes behind time.
ONE DEATH TO MAR THE FESTIVAL.
wooded lsianu ana outsiae tne oig nnna
ings were taken possession of by the Chi
cago Day visitors for eating, drinking and
resting purposes regardless of the Colum
bian guards or the rules of the Columbian
Later. The total paid attendance was
NOVEL CONSCIENCE CONTRIBUTOIN
A Connecticut Man Who rerjnres Himself
Very Easily, Apparently.
m Washington, Oct. 10. Secretary Car
lisle has received a letter postmarked
Hartford, Conn , containing $40 frorij k
I conscience stricken person who signed A.
i B. C. It reads: "Though I disappfQvft Rs
heartily as you do of the present 5riff
laws, 1 think it the duty of every honlit
man to declare fully the duty of arttejjfs
subject to the same, as he can only ttvoid
doing so by perjuring himself. I did so
when 1 returned from Europe with k (ew
trifles which, if examined, would haye Ifi
volved pulling about the contents of rffy
trunk to the injury of my property, Ut
with the intention of sending the full duty
thereon to you.
"I now do so with the hope that through
your endeavors and that of our more iny-I-ligent
fellow-citizens the present laws
will be altered. I hope this less on ac
count of the economic ignorance VfbicV
they display than becausa of the terfTple
demoralization which they have powerful
ly aided to bring about."
A conscience contribution of (5 from an
unknown person was also received in an
envelope marked Brooklyn, X. Y.
Vacancies in Internal Revenue Posts.
Washington, Oct. 10. Secretary Car
lisle has received the resignation of J. H.
Stone, collector of internal revenue for ftie
First district of Michigan (Detroit). Jvo
successor has yet been appointed. He tt&i'
asked for the resignation of Michael Ker
win, collector of internal revenue of the
s-econd New Jersey district, and of Joseph
Throop, of the Seventh Indiana district.
No Action on Van Alcn's Case. k
AV ashington, Oct. 1('. The nomination
of J. J. Van Alen to be ambassador to
Italy came before the senate in executive
session informally, but no action was
taken. A number of the senators inter
ested in this nomination were absent and
it was laid aside.
A remarkable feature in connection
with the celebration was the comparative
ly small number of accidents and emer
gency hospital cases. Xot more than 150
people had been taken to the hospital be
fore the multitude started surging home
ward. Nearly all of those who were re
ceived at the hospital neede;t only tempo
rary treatment. James Malcomb, a vis-
tor from California, dropped on the floor
of the Mining building during the after
noon and was taken unconscious to the
ambulance wagon. He died at the hos
pital one hour after being received and
the doctors said apoplexy was the cause of
Elaborate arrangements had been made
by the big restaurant companies for the
feeding of the thousands who did not
bring their lunches, but the very presence
of such a multitude almost caused a
famine in the refreshment market. The
Wellington Catering company alone pro
vided for 300,000 people. But early in the
afternoon they were compelled to turn the
pebple away for the want of supplies.
This was caused by the inability of the
company to get its.fourteen supply wagons
through the dense crowd to the various
restaurants and lunch rooms opeiated by
The rush for admittance into the
grounds may be conceived wheu it is
known that at no time since the fair
opened have all the gates been used to
anything like their full capacity, and for
some time past many of the gates have not
been used at ail. But yesterday all were
open from 6:30 a. m. until late in the after
noon, and at all times tbejre was a jam at
every gate. Yet these facilities were in
adequate. At 1 p. m. Superintendent
Tucker ordered every wagon gate opened
and stationed a corps of men at each to
take tickets, relieving the pressure from
without to a marked degree. About 4
o'clock, when it was seen that the crowds
had diminished sufficiently to permit of
their handling by the regular entrances,
the wagon gates were closed after 500,000
people had been admitted. To this vast
army lbl.OOO were added in the next three
The glorious October weacher, and the
grandness of "Chicago day at the fair"
kept the crowds coming all afternoon and
evening. Previous to this ever-memorable
day the palm for large attendance rested
with Independence day, July 4, when the
attendance was 2S3.273. Others days nota
ble for great crowds are: Illinois day,
243,951; Transportation day 231,522; Polish
day (last Saturday) 823,170; Knights of
Honor day 215,643; Pennsylvania day 203,
460, and Kailroad day 202,375. The greatest
dBy at Paris was 3(.C,150and at Philadel
A large number of casualties resulted
from the awful jams at the downtown
terminal stations and from the overcrowd
ed condition of all surface cars. Only one
fatality is reported- Charles A. Clark; of
Buffalo.'was strnck by a grip car on Madi
son street and killed. Among the injured
by minor accidents were William J. Burr,
Hopkins county, Ky., struck by a gripcar
and seriously injured taken to the hos
pital; Andrew Wells, Waupaca, Wis,
knocked down by a grip car taken to
hospital; Miss Nettie Uogers, Columbus,
O.; Mrs. Matilda Stewart, Fond du Lac,
Wis., aud Charles Long, of Cincinnati. O..
badly bruised in the crush at the Congress
street etevatea station.
i All the line lawns aud flower beds on the
Valkyrie lieaten Again.
New Yoke, Oct. 10. With every condi
tion just as the owner of the Valkyriet
wanted, the Vigilant walked away from
the British cutter in the secoud race for
the America cup and best her 12 min
utes and 23 seconds in the triangular
thirty-mile course. The race settles the
question of the cup for this year.
Hat Factories Resume Work.
Heading, Pa., Oct. 10. For roany
months past the half dozen hat factcties
at Mohnsville, this county, have beei
working only a few days a week. They
have now resumed on full time and ftiU
handed. They emplov 350 hands.
How Abont the Terrien Case?
Chicago, Oct. 10. Requisition papers
have been signed for Stonewall J. De
France, alias Cameron Elliott, the Min
neapolis forger.and detectives have left f0r
Detroit to bring back the prisoner to Chi
cago. Chief of Police Starkweather, of
Detroit, is not anxious to part with bis
prisoner, but he has concluded that Chica
go has the best case against the man.
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NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
Chicago. Oct. 9,
No Chicago markets on account of Chicaga
day at the fair.
New York, Oct. 9.
Wheat December, 72j4&7ii&c; 1, j.jj
'?sc. Corn No. 2 lower; October. 47c;
November, 47c; December, 47 6-iejfctTc;
May, 47c; No. 2, 47?43.7J6o. Oats No. x
dull and easier; state. 864&39c; western.
85S39c; May, 3tc Pork Doll ana firm;
new mess. ti8.50. Lard Quiet and nominal;
The liOrat narketa.
New oats 273fic .
Hay Timothy, !.10 ;npland, 19&$10 ;sloutu
Ja7; baled. Iba9.
Butter Fair to choice, 26i2Sc; creamery, 80c
Eegs Freeh, lsc.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys KH docks1
1-Mc; geese, 10c.
FliriT AND VE6BTAB1ES.
Apple? t1005tS3.00pcr bbl.
Onions Site per bu.
Turnips 4:c per bu. ;
Cattle Batchers pay for corn tea PL-crs
44Hc; cows and ucifeis. J4i!c calves
Coal Soft, lffl!c: hard. $4S4.r0.
Wood Sawed, f i3J5.fO; cord, KiJ4.j0.
PUREST AND BEST.