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VOL. XLI NO. 179 ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, MAY 15. 1893. I Single Copies 5 OraM J Per Wtik ism Oenta f tin Tour Reach, We mean those Fine Suits FOR No such values ever offered before in this city. We are adding new styles to this lot every day. The people know when they oet a good thing, a.nd are taking advantage hi it. YOU KNOW US. Follow the crowd and trade at I ril t BLUE NEW SPRING WALL PAPER. Our selection of new designs for the coming sea ison is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm ingly superior to any we have ever shown. We have taken ad vanta e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give the people of this city and vicinity the choicest de3igas from the product of nearly every manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Elangiag, Painting or anything pertaining to lnterijr Decorating; Room Moulding to match wall paper. Window shades ready made and to. order, all colors Picture Frames latest styles. R. CRAMPTON Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers. Men's Artistic Tailoring. The Fashionable Fabric3 for Spring and Summer have arrived at J. B. ZIMMER, Call and leave your order 4 Stajr Block? Opposite Habpzb House: Within the WORTH $15.00 LONDON -BIG STORE FRONT ROCK 1727 Reach of All. - ISLAND &z CO, Second avmue. Bock Istund Is Life Worth Living? That "Depends Upon Your Health. MONROE'S TONIC Will cure yon and keep you well- 5 For sale at Harper House Pharmacy. WOMEN IN SESSION, i First Meeting of the World's Congress Auxiliary. LADIES INAUGURATE THE SERIES. Mrs. I'otter Palmer Welcomes the Dele gates, Who Come from All I'arta of the World to Discuss the Progress of Woman Holiday Ouestion at Jackson 1'ark Commissioners Indignant at the Direct or J Sabbatarians for War. fcut?AWoi May 15. The long serious of congresses to be held this summer iu con nection witht.tho World's fair, under the auspices of theAVorld's Congress Auxiliary of the Columbian exposition, was opened today by the tVVorld's Con gresf of Representa tive Women.whieh foj-ms a distinct department that of woman's pro gressin the con gress series. The preparations for this ftvnt. trTrrvtaa mmmm have been twelve ... vjv'." dr ws- -a jt ing, and have been perfected at the - 1 cost of infinite CTIAKLES C. BOXNEY. labor. The inception of the congress, in its present form, goes back to May, 1SW2, when the officers of the National Council of Women of the United States entered into correspondence with Hon. Charles C. Bonm j president of the World's Congress Auxiliary. lienny Counted Tliem In. The national officer- wanted Mr. I!in ney to adopt as one of the series of con gresses the quinquennial meeting of the International council of women to lie helil during the summer of 1 .:, the coun cil to take the name of "The World's Con gress of Representative Women." Mr. Bon uey was nothing loth and promptly agreed to the formal application of the 'council signed by its president. May Wright bew ail, of Indianapolis, and he appointed the week beginning May 15, as the time for the congress to beheld, thus giving it the lead of all the congresses. Mr. Binuey also appointed Mrs. Sewall chairman of the coniiiiittee of prepara tions arrd Rachel Foster" Avery was m.tde secretary. MRS. EtwELL. The committee was com pleted by ti.c addition ' of Dr. Sarah Hacket Stevenson, Ilr, Julia Holmes Smith, Mrs. John C. Coon ley. Miss i'iauu LL iliard. Mr KlifaTieth'TRoj ntori lIsr'berfTttnd Mf"WT.? lain Thayer Brown, cf Chicago. It Includes the Whole World. For nearly a whole year the committer has workeil faithfully and successfully un til at the meeting that began this mornjtig there were representative women 1 "roni nearly ew$r civilized country in.the,. World. The meet ISas are held in t lie rf' palace, which wat?onipleted last week so far as was necessary to house the numerous con gresses which will be held ;n this city this summer. In the women's congress four classes of meetings are provided. First, those of the congress proper, two sessions daily; second, department congresses for the separate organizations in attendance upon the main congresses; third, report congresses: and fourth, conference con gresses, or smaller meetings for the work ers in any special line or cause. Opening of tbe Congress Auxiliary. The women's congress is only a part of the whole scheme of the Congress Auxil iary, and the latter was opened with appro priate ceremonies this morning beginning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Bonney, the president of the auxiliary, took a leading part in this ceremony, and all the foreign visitors in the city were present. The exercises consisted of welcoming speeches and re sponses and music. Then tbe women's congress opened. The welcoming speech was made by Mrs. Potter Palmer and was a felicitous effort. She was followed by ABUNDANCE ADMIKISTRATIQX BCILD1XG. Mrs. Charles Henrotin, vice president-of tbe women's branch of tbe Auxiliary. Mrs. Sewal! spoke on the "World's Congress of Representative Women," and then the for eign represents were introduced, some of them responding. At 2:30 p. m. a recep tioa waa began which will last until 4:30 p. m. There will be a session this evening which will be occupied with more intro ductions and responses of foreign repre sentatives. Miss Susan B. Anthony Talks. In an interview Miss Susan B. Anthony said: "I have looked forward to this occa sion with a great deal of pleasure. Of course the department in which I am most interested is that of the Woman's Suffrage association, which will meet on Thursday." Among the arrivals were Mrs. Lucy Stone; Miss Alice Stone Block well, of Boston; Mrs. George X. Shields, of Philadelphia; Dr. Mary H. Stillwell, president of the Woman's Dental , association; Baroness Thorborg Rappe, of Sweden; Mrs. Clara Norton, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Skinner and Mrs. Annie N. Meyer, of Xew York. ROW OVER SUNDAY OPENir. National Commission Indignant and Sab batarian Aroused. The action of the local directory in de ciding to open the World's fair gates on Sunday, May 21, has raised a pretty row. The first to shy its castor into the ring is SI the laTiodai ""eom'fiflssion. "lt has set its judiciary committee at work to formulate a plan of campaign, and there was talk even of applying to the president to send United States troops to the park to pre vent the opening of the gates. The com mission had taken a vacation, but it imme diately summond its members to come back and present a united front against the wicked directors. Not that the commission is opposed to opening the gates on the first day of the week, but the trouble seems to be that it thinks that the directory took snap judg ment and committed the grave offense of acting regardless of the commission. The action of the board was denounced and de clared in violation of law, and a big wad of protesting telegrams from Sabbatarians all over the country was received, read, and recorded. A telegram from Xew York says that Rev. W. F. Crafts, chairman of the nation al committee on Sunday closing of the fair is arranging for a big fight against open ing the gates, and for appeals to the gov ernment to prevent the same. At Terre Hauts, led., a hurried meeting of of Sabba tarians was held and a committee to solicit help in the anti-Sunday opening move ment was'appointed with a further object of holding an interstate conference at Indi anapolis June 13 and 14 to talk about boy cotting the fair. From Washington comes the report that inquiry at the department of justice as to the decision of the board of directors to open the World's Fair grounds, develops a feeling favorable to it. The view of the Chicago lawyer thnt Jackson park and Midway Plaisance are not the exposition seems to be generally approved, but Attor ney General O'.ney will not say anything. But the advocates of opening are not idle. Charles W. Clingman, of this city, representing stockholders who own $100,000 of the World's fair stock, has filed a bill iu the superior court praying for an injunc tion restraining the directors uf the exposi tion and the South park commissioners from closing the gates of the fair on Sun day. Application for the order was made today. It is averred J that Clingman purchased his stock after the passage of the act of congress locating the fair in Chicago which provided that the exposition should be open from May 1, 103, to October, So, 1K'.'3, and before a subsequent act of con gress providing that the fair should be closed on Sunday. Further ground for the suit is found in the fact that the grounds on whieh the fair is located were set aside as public land for park purposes by the state legislature and no one has authority to make regula tions contrary to the provisions of that act. It is further claimed that the act of con gress itself, which fixes the first day of tha week for the closing of the fair, instead ol the seventh, violates that part of the constitution of the United States, which says that "congress shall not make a law respecting the establishment of religion," and while thousands of people worship on Sunday there are also thousands of people who worship on Saturday, and any law that provide? one day as against another is a violation of the const itutiou not only JjJliU.Qd States, bnt i of the state ol jlhnois. " '"" Meantime the gates were closed Sunday, and a big crowd was down at the park looking longingly through the cracks in the fence and patronizing the saloons and fakirs, the latter of whom Iturned a hatful of honest pennies. From 10 o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock in the evening there was almost a continuous stream of wanderers passing down Stoney Island avenue along rtio whole western extent cf the fair grounds. Then there was a line of buggies,carriages, THE FAKIR AND HIS FAKE, tally-hos and other rigs which contained people who desired to have a glimpse of the fair buildings over the fence. All the side shows were packed, the Wild West show having at least 18,000 spectators. Nearly l.000 attended the ball game and the streets down town were crowded all day with the thousands who did not care to make the trip to Jackson park to see the catch-penny shows that line the streets fust outside the fair grounds. World's Fair Notes. The Saturday night illumination was mrtre complete than that of a week prior, but was not fully complete, as the electric fountain was not ready to show its rain bow effects. There was a beautiful pyra mid in the Electric building which showed the national colors continually changing. The Macmonnies fountain was in full play and there was music galore. It is esti mated that 75,0i0 people were present. The Columbu caravels are expected in the lagoon about J uly 1. An old man named X. B, Martans, of Woodland, Cal., was robbed of his whole fortune, 14,100, by a pickpocket at the World's Fair. It isja pitiable case, as it represented the savings of a lifetime and he is too old 71 years to begin life again Moral Don't take your whole fortune to tbe fair with you. It is impossible to pre vent picking pockets, and equally so to re cover the valuables stolen. The California Press association, 400 strong, with its family, has arrived; also a large excursion of Florida editors. . The duke, and duchess of Veragua and all the members of their party were photo graphed individually and collectively by the exposition photographer. Their pict ures will be on sale at the grounds. The Norwegian citizens of Chicago ban- quetttd the Xorwegian commissioners, and the Germans did the like courtesy to Adolf Wppmnth. f iT-m nmr'ci Railway Belies for the Fair. Baltimore, May 15. Major J. G. Pang bqrn. United States honorary commission- CliI vT'.vposu-.on CxecSive of the Balti more and Ohio railway, has left Balti more carrying to Chicago the most valua ble and interesting collection of early his torical railway relics ever gathered to gether. There are the spade and pick used by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the declaration of in dependence, in turning over the first shov elful of earth at the laying of the corner stone of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Baltimore, July 4, the initial event iu the railroad history of the American continent. ABBREVlATtD 1 tLEGRAMS. The Hoods are abating in the Mississippi below Memphis. At a meeting of the Prohibition national committee held at Chicago it was decided to have a national Prohibition rally in that city the latter part of August or early in September. The Kissimee City bank, at Kissimee, Fla., has closed its doors. Liabilities, $75, 000; assets, $100,000. The Scotch-Irish congress has closed its session. It said nothing about home rule for Ireland. Gill & Wright, rolling mill proprietors at Dulutb, have assigned. Liabilities, $07, 000; assets, $75,000. The Xew York Press publishes a report that the Xew York He:ald is no longer the sole property of James Gordon Bennett. His name has disappeared at the head of the editorial page. It is stated that John V. Mackay has a mortgage on The Her ald to cover money advanced Bennett to cover losses in the cable enterprise and Bennett's Kuropean papers. An officer of the United Press at Chicago, who is inti mately acquainted with The Herald's af fairs, says that the foregoing is not true in any partieular, except regarding Ben nett's name disappearing. Cincinnati has dedicated a fine new city hall, costing -i,000,OtX. Sadie Ringold, untier arrest as n "fence" at Columbus, O., jumped out of a win dow forty feet from the ground and will liktly die, suieide having been her pur p ise. S.ie fell ci a stone pavement, broke her left leg in two places and received other injuries. Three of the robljer who held up the tiainoiithe Mobile and Ohio last week have 1k n captureu. One of them had b.-en out of the penitentiary only three- weeks. :. :'v Among the passengers by the Xew York , from Southampton was Hon. Robert Liu- , coin, late minister to Kngland. He was in good health and started at once for Chi- ' cago to reume the practice of the law, and recoup himself for some of the money It has cost him to serve his country. ' The war on saloons at Muscatine, la.', goes on in spite of dynamite. Injunctions have been obtained closing fourteen saloons since the explosions, K. M. Kessinger, whose house was blown tip, has sold his property and left the town never to return. Governor Boies will offer a reward for the dynamiters. Walter Boose and Gertie Kriete, of Bal timore are sweethearts agaiust the wishes of Gertie's family. Gertie's brot hers caught the two together and assaulted Walter. Gertie next morning testified in police court against her brothers and both were fined for assault ami battery. The Xatinnal League of Musicians, which has been holding .a meeting at Detroit, has adjourned, failing to censure Theodore Thomas for employing Kuropean musi cians. The next meeting will be held at Baltimore in Mrs. R. Hodge, the local telephoue man ager at Vinton, la., attempted to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on her body and setting lire to it. She was rescued, but not until she was dangerously burned. Frederick Einstman, a grain merchant at Jacksonville, Ills., has made (Lft asslgf1 ment. His assets are nominally (32,000 and liabilities scheduled at $14,000. The Jury in the case of Rippey, who shot John W. MacKay, disagreed, flls nesfc trial will begin May 19. The quicksand on the Brandy wipe shoals, in lower Delaware bay, are swallowing up a ship which has struck there. The lyoral Slarketn. SHAIH, tETC. Wheat 74a70c. Corn 40J14MC. Oats 5039c. HSy Timothy. JH.00; upland,' J10Q11 ; elough 19.00; baled. tl0.00ll.0O, PRODUCE. Batter Fair to choice, 022t ; creamery, 26c Keer Fresh. 14S.. Poultry Chickens, 12c; turkeys 12 ducks, l-'Hc; geese, 10c. FRUIT 1XD TBGBTABLES. Apples $4 00 nerbbl. Potatoes K"93c. Onions J I (XI per bbl. . Turnips 60c per bu. LIVE STOCK, Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed" steeri 4?t4V4c; cows and Bcifer, 2tt&3Kc' calves Hot's 7aV4c Btacep 4ac. .wHEtriDUGANDUl PUREST-AND BEST, AT L"ESS;THAN TRH PRICEOFLOTH ER BRAN D S. PoUNDSp(liHALVESjfltQUARTERSf OLD 1 N" CANS.ONliti CM Mi