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THE ABGrUS. WEDNESDAY, FJEBRUAliY 1 1S91.
THE OPENING NIGHT.
The Fourth Annual Industrial Ex
FORMALLY OPENED LAST NIGHT.
The Addre.-ges bj Ifayor SleConar hie
mat JDeaera It. j. Ulo4lnK and
Adair TU&H&mU-The Exhibit,
Booths and These in Charge.
Last evening witnessed the formal in
auguration of the fourth annual fair and
exposition of the Rock Island Industrial
Home Association at the Rock Island rink.
While not all the exhibits were in poeit
tion, enough had been done to afford an
idea of what it will be tonight and to
insure its practical success. The sudden
sharp cold snap interfered with exhibits
and attendance, bs well as with the plan 9
of those having the affair in charge.
A platform has been elevated at the
west end of the rink where the addresses
were made last night and on which will
be stationed Biehi's band and orchestra
throughout the fair. The general com
mittee in charge of thj fair met at Nonis
hall at 8 o'clock and accompanied by
Biehi's ban i marched down Second avenue
to the Armory building, where the mayor,
council and speakers were in waiting and
who were escirted to the rink. Seats
had been reserved on the platform for
the municipal delegation and other speak
ers, and President T. A. Pender of the
Industrial Home association at ence
called the assemblage to order. Beihl'a
band furnished an overture and Mayor
Wm. McConochie was introduced and he
TDK OPENING ADDRESS.
The mayor spoke of the object of the
fourth annual industrial fair being to
raise money to meet the expense of " pav
ing in front of the newly purchased site
for the home on Twentieth street, the re
mainder of the funte secured, if any, to
rorm the nucleus of a building fund. He
commended the object as a most
worthy one and entitled to cordial
and liberal support. It was the
duty of citizens to encourage every
laudable enterprise of this character, not
only with their presence, but also with
their purse so far as possible, thus pro
moling the cause of united labor in the
city. Be spoke of the earnest endeavor
on the part of the association to erect
a suitable and convenient building as an
advanced step along the line of progress,
and held that the Industrial home would
stand as a monument to the untiring zeal
and enterprise displayed by the working
men of Rock Island, not only reflecting
credit on themselves bet an orament to
the city. lie alluded to the purchase and
location of the site for the home and the
fixed policy determined upon thereby,
that the erection of the home was now as
sured. The speaker went into an ex
tended discussion of the struggle j of las
bor for years for its rights and the im
provement that has at last been reached
in the condition of the toiling masses,
and the better feeling that now prevails
among all mankind. Working men and
farmers are rapidly coming to the front
in all the walks and vocations of life and
the destinies of this great nation are
gradually, but nevertheless surely, pass
ing into -their hands. What an agency
for good or evil their mighty influence
will be in shaping our future national
policy. Wielding an unlimited power if
once consolidated, with no disposition to
be unnecessarily aggressive, presenting a
solid, unbroken front in defence of what
they consider their j ust and hone st rights ;
and as a rule not antagonistic to capital,
willing to concede to Ca'iar that which
rightfully belongs to him, nothing less,
but of times more; opposed to all con
flicts that can possibly be avoided, occu
pying the position military men would
call the offensive-defensive. He spoke
of this as an age of associations and so
cieties, labor organizations and
trades unions, granges, Farmers'
Mutual Benefit associations, combinations
and trusts, some being beneficial and
many otherwise and while be was not dis
posed to criticise business men for organ
izing he must concede to labor the same
right. In conclusion the mayor extend
ed his wish for the success of the exposi
tion to an extent far exceeding the most
extravagant expectations. "To insure
this" he said "you must inaugurate a
vigorous campaign of grab bags and
chance books and all the known devices
practiced on such occasions like this to
gather in all the spare nickels, because
many of them will be required before the
stars and stripes shall wave above the
Biehi's band played a selection when
L C B LANDING
was introduced and in commencing
his remarks he gave expression to
his conviction that it should be the
duty of all classes of citizens to ex
tend their well wishes for the success and
welfare of fellow beings and it was his
priyilege to rejoice with the promoters of
the Industrial Home project and to ex
press the bope of seeing in a short time
erected in our midst an industrial home
which should be commemorative of the
zeal and perseverance of the organization.
The displays before him marked the ap
probation of our business men of the
Home's endeavor and all our people
should unite in praise and approbation of
so commendable an aim. In speaking of
the origin and growth of trades unions,
he said that scarcely a hundred years ha
elapsed since the inception of trades
unions as we know them now, yet they
exist today in all countries. He had no
sorrow to express that there are trades
unions, but that there is need for them.
He recalled the condition of the working
people in New England factories where
side by side with thousands of toilers
worked their wives and children in order
that the sufficiencies of existence might
be had, and also of the condition of the
miners of Pennsylvania who were obliged
to engage in hazardous labor at starva
tion wages. He entered into an extended
discussion of the relations of labor and
capital and gave a forcible demonstration
of the oppressed condition of the Ameri
can laborer as wrought by the unfair
manipulation of capital by those who
There was more music by the band
and then President Pender introduced
who spoke of the custom of opening all
gatherings and important enterprises
with speech making. It seemed to have
become regarded that no such craft could
be successfully launched upon its voy
age without a little wind. This he looked
upon as a necessary evil that must be en
dured. When he beheld the scene be
fore him. composed of the best fruits of
brain, muscle and skill, mere words seem
idle andjvalueless. and the mm of words
is humbled in the presence of the man of
deeds. No enterprise had ever been
started in Rock Island that so well de
served encouragement as the Industrial
home. Having for its foundation labor's
interests, it rested on a basis broad as
humanity itself. Appealing to no relig
ious sect, or social class, it looks to all
alike for encouragement and should corns
macd the sympathy and aid of all. Labor
is the basis of all our institutions, the
leaven which sweetens and purines and
preserves the mass. He spoke of the
social system of the old world as made up
of ths different layers, representing the
classes of the people with royalty at the
top and the nobility, aristocracy, etc.,
comoosing the under layers, labor form
ing the basis of all. When our fathers
fonuded this republic they made up their
minds that the upper layers cou d be dis
pensed with, and placed us all on an
equal footing, and made toilers of us all.
We therefore have a common interest and
ought alike to benefit the cause of labor
and of laboring men. In wishing suc
cess to the Industrial home, Mr. Pleas
ants outlined the difference between hon
est, trustworthy labor, and the disgrace
of idleness and shirking. It is poor work
and poor material that brings labor into
disrepute, and the lesson of industry and
faithfulness should be the one inculcated
in our new Industrial home.
This concluded the speech making and
the audience turned its attention to
Decidedly the most elaborate and attrac
tive is that made by the London Clothing
company, which has three lovely pavilions
running the entire width of the hall and
all most artistically decorated and gor
geously illuminated with red incandescent
lamps. The south pavilion represents
the children's department where boys and
children's clothes are nicely displayed
and where two boys, as natural as life, are
engaged in a continuous teeter-totter.
Next comes the furnishing department,
where the displays arc incessantly revolv
ing and where appear little barrels, the
tops of which are covered with money,
under glass globes, representing the con
tents of the barrels as saved by trading
at the London . In the top of the men's
clothing pavilion a man representing
one of the proprietors is actively rocking
in evident contentment over the fact that
he is king of the clothing trade.
To the right of the platform, in the
front of the hall, is the display of Bowl
bj'a music house, where appears a great
variety of musical instruments and where
concerts will be given nightly during the
On the left side is the magnificent dis
play of Clemann & Salzmann, the bouse
furnishers, and a more nicely decorated
pavilion could not be conceived. Hung
with rich drapings and carpeted with the
most elaborate and gorgeous carpeti ngs
and rugs, the exhibit of art and skill and
elegance in furniture is one of which all
Rock Island ma well feel proud.
Opposite is the pavilion of Kann &
Huckstaedt, a double suite of rooms,
representing a parlor and reading room,
and furnished accordingly in a most appro
priate and magnificent manner. The idea
is entirely original and one is impressed
with it at a glance .
Robert Wall has an artistic display of
mixed points and a phaeton which speaks
for the workmanship of bis carriage
F. C. Hoppe the merchant tailor has a
fine line of suitings and other material
for spring wear.
J. B. Zimmer has a splendid display of
goods designed to please all tastes for
The Adams Wall Paper company hs
an artistic display of wall paper in vari
ous designs and colors.
Qeo. Sutcliffe is represented by a wall
J. M. Christy's cracker factory has a
grand exhibit which fourd mny admir
ers last night.
Warnock & Rilston have an attractive
exhibit of 1 tundry and toilet soaps
Geo. M. Loosley's crockery store is
most admirably represented, the display
being brignt and sparkling, with rich
wares in gHiss, china and silver, and is a
credit to the city.
Stewart !: Montgomery bave a uice as
sortment of hardware, cutlery, etc., and a
new f angled rat trap has peculiarly eu
In the centre of the ball a considerable
space has been reserved by Davis & Co.
for a display of their electrical appliances
and here. too. The Akgub has arranged
to print an edition nightly. A press has
been provided and the same power that
is used at Thk Arous electricity will
be employed in operation the press .
The booths, three in number, are well
supplied acd will no doubt be points
of attraction during the ten nights of the
Near the center of the hall the liquid
refreshment booth has been stationed and
is presided over with becoming dignity
by Patrick Kooney, Ph. d.
The candy booth, the first on the main
floor, is abundantly supplied with the
sweet provjuons of human diet, and is
gracefully presided over by Misses Lou
ise Ecglin and Annie Steckler.
The fancy booth, to the north o the
main entrance, has & treat variety of use
ful and ornamental artic es, and is in
charge of Mesdames Louis Englin, Ed
Burrill, M. II. Sexton, Joseph Grotegut
and Chas. Strupp.
The following additional donations
were received yesterday:
E. W. Hu-st. $7 31; J. E. Larkin. box
soda, ICO cisars; Trefz & Co.. merchan
dise; R. K'jscbman, groceries; Chas.
Oswald, sacs, of flour; A. Klotz, merchan
dise; B. Bit'ienffld, album and sewing
basket; Fred Ebleh, ham; W. A. Ehleb,
200 cigars; II. F. Cjrdes, plush chair.
A MID DAY SCARE.
A Fire at the Kork In and Lumber
tompinyV Slill f'rra'H murlt Ap
preheniou but fa I'm ta Fravr M ri
Much alarm was created shortly before
noon today by the report that the A mill of
the Rock Island Lumber company was on
fire and that 'here was danger of the de
struction of tae entire mill. These sensa
tional rumors however, proved illfoundeJ.
A few minutt s before 12 fire broke out in
the dry kiln which is the second story of
the building r orth of the mill office and on
the second flo r of which the boilers are lo
cated. The flames were seething through
the walls when discovered and the lum
ber companies hose cart was on band
in a few moments and had a stream on
the fire. Happily the doors and windows
of the kiln were all closed so that the fire
had no vontii n:on. The Cables and Gil
pins of the volunteer companies re
sponded as quickly as could be expected
and also put streams on the fire which
was soon subdued. The loss is light and
wiil not txseed $500. Tne property is
insured for $5,000 in E. W. Hurst's
agency, and the Commercial Union, the
Norih American and British American
Ste&king of nenry M. Stanley, the
great African explorer who lectures at
the Burtia opjra houc, Davenport, to
morrow even eg, the Montreal . Daily
"Mr. Stanley's voice is not one which
would be desc ribed as fitting for bsuing
command?. I.s tones are persuasive and
pleasing rather than imperative, not capa
ble of much height nor yet of great
depth, but roind and impressive for all,
and when lowered, as at times of great
feeling, awing by its intensity. When
describing a scene such as that of the
second column at the camp on the Aru
wkni, he speaks with extraordinary rapi
dity the words seem to come forth in
clouds, and the effect is rather to daze a
stranger. At nuch times Mr. Stanley be
comes all fire, find it is then lie jumps to
his feet and enacts the scene, or leans
eagerly forwarl and gesticulates His
face then becomes sharper, his eyebrows
lower and his eyes flash and look sharply
in every direction, and you appreciate
how he is so resourceful at critical mo
ments of great excitement and danger.'
II i h May Kriler FleaMantly Krcieni
bered ta 1I r Bir bday.
Miss May Ftz'er was given a very
pleasant surprise at her home on Twenty
fourth s:re t laf t night About twenty five
of her young friends met at the residence
of Miss Gertie Price and proceeded to-the
home of Miss Fezler where the young
lady was given a complete surprise. She
gave her guests, a hearty welcome how
ever, and a fine supper was served and
the evening spent in games and social
amusements. The following persons
Jennie William May Krell
Gertie Price Daisy Campbell
Emma Hun toon Lilhe Sidwel!
Jennie Dickman Bell Newton
Alice Hemenwaj ttoaa Griffith
Joseph Dickman Charles Arnold
Claude Arnold Frank Canedy
Jubn CUmeyer Steve Anderson
Ed Clement Will Range
Mr and Mrs Benj Showalter.
Hard coat Market.
$7 75 pe' on for best antt.rnci'e cwl,
all sizes, delivered within H'y limit. 25c
per ton discou: t tor e ab. Indiuo Mark
$.50nd Cannel rml .$ f per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for lefs than
one ton; earning in 25 per '.nn xtr.
E. G. Prazkb.
J. E. Montrose, K' uger.
COMING SOON, BY GOSH!
ONE N1UI1T ONLT.
Saturday, Feb. 21.
-FARMER J. C. LEWIS-
aid his oompu-y, JO great talented artlnts
The best p'ay ever written, replete
wl-h plfUHiutr ra fioul spot'iulties,
novel nit-chHtiical enVe's ami wnra
tio al feHturg. Jru-ludtnfr the iutro
durti' n of a rrfrulitr working thresh
ing nmcliine. which will posi'ivelv be
see u in the third act in full operation,
threehini! 15 to so sheave "f irniiu. In
full view of the en'ire audience.
Spletdll Ea:d sni Orchestra
OF 13 SOLO SI ITS CJANS.
PoTi't fail to wh the jrreiit country
Imml pH'ixle at noon, tac inrmlicr
dressed in farmer costume, led tiV'Pi"
himself iMr. J. C. lewis. u drum
major of the farmer band. hU oriiriiul
Seats on sale Thur lay the l'.t h. at
Harper House Pharmacy.
J. E. Montrose. MampeT,
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Monday, Feb. 23.
L. J. Ca ter's ffr a play.
The Fast Mail,
Eat-o Hte aid Spectacular ric effect !
1'Bi'nenienal M chacii-nl effects!
Don't tall U see the practical locomotive and
14 freight cars drawn across the tare,
uNothc Oihl of THE KAST MAIL
traiti, and many other novel
tffects. A trri-at compuny
in th; cast.
Seats on sail- at Barin-r House phartuacv on
Pri.-. s 25. VI and 7.V.
Shelf Oil Cloth,
Rtinm atd P:c:..r
ISPictnre Cord. Twi;:e. Si,
and Hooks at l.iw; pr.ee.
Call acd sre.
C. C. TAYLOP,
Firet door east of London ci-:li-ine
When such stacks as you find, f ir
instance at Fo'som's, J hnson's or Rim
ser's are offered to bajtr?, I don't believe
it pays rne to crry "hollcw-wtre." I
shall still sell knives and forks, Fpoons,
etc., but to close out what I hsve of Fuch
articles as are named be'ow, I offer the
prices given. These cends are just an
good plate as money can Duy, and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
1 Tea pet. former price fiS 00. $16.00
includes teapot, sueur. cream sponner.
1 Cuke basket, former price $6.00
1 " " " $7 73, 15. 2.S
1 Fruit dish. " " 7.7j. US. 00
1 Four bottle (cut) caster.
former price Jri.V $4 SO
1 Butter dish, former price f l.f0. Si..
Hard receiver, " fXHi $J !M)
1 " " " " f:.50 4.!HI
And a number of other articles Ut corre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
Cbui hd Glass,
1609 Second Aveoae.
Lloyd & Stewart,
oli AetHTs roa
One in a box sold everywhere at 50c, OUR PRICE to introduce then 3fte
the above is a new corset placed on the market for the first time this sea.
Many merchants say It is the best corset ever sold at 50c. remember out
39c. All our 50c corsets, or all corsets formerly so.d at 50c. reduced to .'V!
preparing for our .
ANNUAL CORSET SALE
We he Birhada larp atmrtmentof the bet and most eel.-sravd in Am-;., i
lit, the French made Y. D e-)ret in thr.-ertrles and qialltie. Aimnir 'b d.ro-i.c or ,
made corsets we have Good H nferorvct aaift for ladle. id rr.ildprn Ir siV.i 1
nrniin corseia, iwm seu-aaj irtinp e irse:, Hor ree's du i Met, n-'i h- TL v.
Loomer'r tailor made foraets. Loo vt-r's mod bust co s ts Lootj-.'s cirnwmT Li jvt-l k.TkI
t on nursm corsets. Madam Mori com' rt big corwta, th celrbrvel K O ior- i,,!!
abovenalce and st'le corsets less thin toi ran bavelH'where "
No. SJtlne P. D. corset $2 35 in cr.m." Mac', wnite and drib Tf, cannot rrvv ..
pric? elsewhere. Other s-yles P I), corn - a low as t "S. Looaer' c ty bp c.VCtV.
Kerne" Gord Sen e corset wal s vie. and a .ward. v 1
uiit me nor fiii it ore mi rri-une an ' o mn fii c .T.... , .
pnnh sedforthlssp cialoeca I n30doz J. C. SWISS GORE CORSETS Mil ,,,
counter wnere sold at 51 l OUR PRICE 50c EACH fr tww,,13 r ' "r
The trrcati st ors. t b -train you li-e ever ud. rMii- iu -r a dollar or-t f.tr Vv- . .. i.-,.
twoother style eorst-ts Lucille ai,d tfylp'u at 5oc For 73c you van buy ths r a rt :- . ,'! u
and K ride corsets.
Crr.lireu's corded eors-1 waists 3c ch
niall lot 400 boiie corsets to cloe at Sic each, were f 1.
!ake your felc.t tons before assortment Is broke.
1712 :714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1722 -ecoxd Avfme
TEC IE FAIR
ALL THIS WEEK.
8 hoc BmV
Scrub Bruh. tm;ied '..
Scrub irul, r ce rxt
OUirh ltruh- ' ..
Paiut HruslitK ............"".'.".".'.
Whi-k tSroomo ..."..".."...'
In C'tiinn !ib- w:ll hr Tin pi ttrs p?r dozen .
tlar.dt-U Tea l"up a i l jnc-ri', et
We b w ju-t received few loron fi ie M mo- Rael which ro at Sic.
Alo remember n-f r Fraae. Pktuir and Sta'j ajery.
We Set HiePacs, Let OliersFollow if tftey Can
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
X 1811 au.1 1818 8econd avenue,
ffer to the Poblic the mot brilliant line of tbe f raroa io
Lounge and C inches. I
Charubr-r Suh, j
Centre. Lib iart axo
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 ani 127 Woft Third Sirtrt, Opp. Maaonic Temple, DAVENT0R1
TOLL PAPER COMPANY-
312, 314: Twentieth SU
And Postoffic Block, Moline ROCK ISLAND-
a-J?J5E.YALi'J?.AFERx",,I., anl ,or foBowlnr alt larrrat Wall raper
VtT. ZiZI ZJJfZ'Jf 00 B OO.. Sera. Uarllaa4, Kea
York w all Paper Oo and Kobert eravaa A Co.
8EI OCKPClAUS-Waichli!JadeaaUtaaAitFapTa. Mch f roai It U Pt ccaL
below other dealer. ,
FAIR. 1705 Second Avenue
Je SOS, 1703 Se con i Avenue.
Parlor Tables, Etc.