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THE ROCK ISLAND AHGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEKBUAHY 5, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W OTTER.
Weonkswat, February 6. 1890
WHAT THEY RKPRKSENT.
Whninw.il ot to Pare I'aArr Any
rthe DiaVrrnt Itl.l-- I arr it i.
the Kmiiaaird l ignrm
Mayor McConochte bu figured up the
total mount of the coat of the pavement
extension on Second avenue, between
Fourteenth and Ninth meet, and on
Twentieth from First to Ninth avenue, a
represented by the different bids for the
work submitted to Monday night's couns
cil meeting. The highest bid is shown to
be $1A.OOO less than the estimated cost,
which is quite a gratifying assurance in
the contemalation of the more extensive
operations in which the city is to embark
in paving directions the coming summer.
The total amount of the cost of the
proposal is appended:
Atkinson A Olot. 947.82 06
John Besler. $4.1W 30. two courses
of Ualasburg. 947.198 8.
B. C. MoConnell fM8.173.4H. for cash
or Its equivalent. 4 7.VJ 08
Rockford Construction company, $47.
958; two courses of Bardolph or of
Oalesburg. 9V). 81 85.
Daniel Keleher. 948.820.58
l.arkin & Stephens, 952.851 i
"Keep it Dark" at the theatre tonight.
Two flrsNclaa tailors wanted Im
mediately at Uus Eoglin's.
Dr. and Mrs Truesdale returned from
Minneapolis this morning.
General skating at the rink Friday
evening. Feb. 7. Ladies free.
Green, the English wrestler, floored
Hlggink. of Chicago, with great ease at
Dubuque Monday night.
The city of Moline will vote on a prop
osltion to make the Rock river bridges
free at the spring election.
The Perry Spencer, came out of win
ter quarter this morning and resumed
trips between the two cities.
The Island City gymnasts. Willie and
Lafe Lancaster, gave a very pleasing en
tertainment at the liok last even
ing The Tri -city Odd Fellows Anniversary
association will hold a meeting at Moline,
Feb. 16. to dissolve. Luck of interest is
the attributed cause.
Mr. Gottlieb Z wicker, bnr tender at
Appeiquist's sample rooms, has received
the sorrowful news of the death of his
eight year old daughter at Buffalo, Iowa,
of the influenza.
The East End Progressive euchre club
waa handsomely entertained at the Har
per bouse last evening bv Mr. Oliver Ol
aon. Very nice refreshments were served
by Steward O'Connor's force.
Boss Wells wears a new double
breasted frock coat which is said to be
direct from Waonamaker's Philadelphia
establishment and made to order at that.
The host has a very clerical look in his
Mr. Daniel Mowrey, of RiehUnd Urove
township, Mercer MMMty, made ihe Ait
us a pleasant call th s mornlug. Mr
Mowrey has been a subscriber of the pa
par for thirty-live years, having taken It
at Boonshorougn, Md.. his native heath,
previous to coming to Illinois
Maj. Quincy McNeil bu drawn two
signs with the respective inscriptions
"In Memory of Stephen A Douglas,"
and "In Memory of Abraham Lincoln."
and with them has decorated two differ
ent trees in the grounds of Court
Mayor McConochie has designated the
following as a part at least of the gun
factory committee to go to Washington,
hoping that the gentlemen named will
accept the credentials. Messrs. Morris
Rosenfleld. Fred Hass, Fred Weyerbau
ser and J . F Rnhtnaon Other re pre
aentatlve citizens were also asked to go
by the mayor, but declined because of
business engagements, but the mavor h
elected the abort- out of the list of names
he has called upon as not entirely signi
fying a determination not to respond to
hit invitation. He hopes to add others
in a few days.
Some time ago a rather bright young
fellow giving the name or O W. Alex
ander, and claiming to he tbe son of a rich
English nobleman, struck town. He
managed to gain the confidence of Rev
Dr. Albro. who obtained for him a job of
soliciting subscriptions for The Rtpubli
can. Later. Alexander feeling that be
waa not getting as much as be oueht for
the work he was doing, a friend of Dr
Albro 1, upon the recommendation of the
doctor, secured Alexander a situation on
the Rock Island Union In the mean
time the vo'ing man succeeded in t or
rowing various small sums of money, and
now he is missing, and the loo confiding
people who trusted him mourn his ab
sence Moline Ih)tntrh .
lallguanr small-pox ha- broken out to
A cloud-bur l at Vin-Kiiis, China, ''arty
in January, drowiini ovor ion pooplc.
Mru HIv.t. 11 ,,-. .if th.. late John
Bright and a noted t-nirauce agitator, i
The In. liana I).m i-..t- i.n their ImwuI
quartei at In lianar-.1, Tu-. t .nropare
for the spring "l. ctioiis
ThrKrmer n : 1 1.1 n. . ,,1 mihrnon county,
111 , met at SpruiKfl Id Tucabiv nnd decid-d
to boycott 1 I'm. iik vllnij Chicairo dreaded
Georg Low. of Coun il Bluffs, la., son
of Judge Low. , aao4 nu.J killwl .I..I111 I ai mer,
a negro in a .Irunken row ut lnwoll, la..
Judge r M Dimui, .,r Kurt Hmith, Ara. ,
iiichImiI bv cutluiK li - ti.T. mi Tuesday He
was a brilliant ami highly eiu atd JPMMg
T.ii men weru kille.l nn.t sixbwn lulursd by
an at'ciilei.t wn, The
caboose m which the men were riding went
through a bridgu. Nn particulars
At thu christening of a Polish baby at
Marshwo'iil. 1'a. , Mniiilny Might a drunken
carousal took place, resultiug in th destruc
tion by fire of teu building, In which a man
and woman were cremated
Jaaaph V Muriihv. inanufact'jrjr of cottun
and woolen good, at Fourth and Cumber
land streets, Philadelphia, made an assign
ment Tuesday. Liabilities, &O0.0U0 Awls
will prnlwhly pay liability
Thure is prospect or bloodshed at U B.
A. go h ilnnteer mines at Calmer, Mich.,
where WD Philanders mi a strike am armed
and confronted by a large pusatt of sheriff'
depute . ith Win. 1, , , 1 1 1 -
Tlie Sixth National bank, of New York,
resumed business Tuesday morning A lew
deptattors withdrew their accounts, but the
majority expressed c.inHden. tlu-ivo-
tablishniunt of the bunk under us former
The libel suit of Rev Ih- Ball against Tbe
New York Kveuiug Host was lieguu at Buf
falo, N Y., Tuesday. The suit grows out of
charges made by Hall against Mr. Cleveland
during the campaign of 1HS4. The author
ship of the alleges I libola was admitted.
The Michigan labor federation met at
Kant Haginaw Tiwilay. Tom Harry, the
noted K. of L "kicker," who organised a
uw union. uppUwl for adnnasiou as repre
awtativ. of hie organisation, but was re-
a a naariug.
It Takes a Day for Centennial
THE LEGAL LIGHTS OF THE NATION
(lather l Review the History of the
Courts for One Hundred Years -A Brill
iant Acmnly of Jurists Synopses of
Addressc Delivered by Field, 1 l -vela.
1. 1. Arnoux, I'help and Others na
the I unci 1. .ni of the JiidlrlHi-y Tha
Nrw YoK. Feb. 5. Dimmed considerably
by the sad events of the past few days, the
eelebrstioo of the centennial of th federal
Judiciary whs yesterday morning inaug
uraPnl The weather seemed designed to
casta further gloom upon the affair, for a
disagreeable rain set in shortly after 0
o'clock, which grew heavier a the hour for
the exercisoM approached. All preparations
bail len perfected for the event, howover,
aud neither the absence of Ihe president and
bis cabinet, il. r the atmospheric influences,
were permitted to interfere with Inc. celebra
tion. At all the principal hotel- early calls
w.-rc made upon the distinguished guests
from all over the Union, and every atten
tion wan shown them by tl mimittee in
t.ieal liatlierhiK of I eg tl I igl.i,
Carriages rolled up to the doors, and the
guests were escorted to tbe Metropolitan
Opera hou-c "here they gathered in the
waiting rOoWH and lobbies awaiting the
format 1011 r the procetision. At 10 30 the
prcccssii 11, beadel by th judges of tbe su
preme court of the Cnited States in their
Weill' robes, follow. s) . the various
Judges of the federal .lis: net courts, the
New York state court of app als, the su
preme, superior, common pleas and other
courts, marched down the various aisles of
the opera house, and occupied the various
seats and boxes allotted them. Tbe mem
bers f the supreme court of the Cnited
Stat. - ix'cu.ie.l -eats ou the stage along with
aa-Pri-siil.-nt 1, rover Cleveland and many
othsr legal dignitaries. The immense audito
rium wuscroaded with national and state
lawmakers, lawyers, citizens and representa
tives of the professions Many ladle- were
Chairman Cleveland's Hpeeeh.
When Mr Cleveland took his place as
president ol the assemblage there was load
aud prolonged cheering and it was several
mlnub-s before the honorable ex-president
could be heard. Mr. Cleveland then 111 a clear
voice delivered his Introductory address,
which was a discussion of the importance of
the judicial", -ystern of the country In the
establishment pj the government. He closed
On thl- 1 elite 1111 ml day We will devoutly thank
heaven I or the rewlatiou to those who formed
our government, of this source of str. ugihand
light, anil for the inspiration of disinterested
patriotism mid consecrated devotion which es
tablished the tribunal which we to-day com
memorate Our fathers had sacritied much t
be free. Atiove all tldugs they desired free
dom tube absolutely secured 10 themselves
and posterity And yet with all their enthus
slaein for Hint sentiment, they were willing to
refer to tbe trinimal which they devise I all
questions arising under their newly-framed
constant inn affecting the freedom and the pro
tertiuu aud safety of the cltlzeu.
A Kesti-Mtiit mi Dangerous Liberty.
Though l.lttcr satpathMKM hud taught them
that the fu-t rumentalit tee t government
might tresis- uihjii freedom, aud though they
hsd learned In a hard ncliool the cost of the
struggle to wr st liberty from tbe grasp of
powt'i . ti.. 111 the solemn work tbe)
had in hand, take counsel of undue fear or
distracting perturbation, and they calmly and
aelirs rater. . -t tblished as a fuuutlnn of their
government. a check upon unauthorized free
dom and a restraint upon dangerous liberty
Their attachment and allegiance to the sover
eignty of their stati- were warm and unfalter
ing; but these did not prevent them from con
tributing a fraction of that sovereignty to
the creation of acouit which should guard
and protect their new nation and save and
perpetuate a government winch should in all
time to come bless an Independent people
Tbe Itlvlne Blessing Invoked.
When Mr. Cleveland had finished spoaking
the Rev. J Morgan Dix offered prayer, in
voking a divine blaming on the vast assnra
biagu and their doings throughout the meet
Ing He spoke feelingly of th sad Is-reave
ments in the families of Secretaries Blame
and Tracy, and moved many of the audi
ence to tears by tbe touching manner in
which he desert!! the tragic deaths of Mrs.
and Mtn Tracy. Dr lux In conclusion,
prayed for tbe president and cabtn-t. and
hoped that rl:. absence, .1 the chief magistrate
and official- from their presence was only
Address of Xtelroiue.
Ju 'e V diiam H. Arnoux. chairman of
the judiciary centennial committee of the
New orkilar association, delivered tbe ad
draas of welcome He said attention to tlie
celebration of the centenary of tbe orgaui
ration I the supreme court of the Cnited
Htates was fl rst invited by President Harn
son In his maugural. Judge Arnoux wel
comed tlie guests in behalf of those astern
bled, and -aid that the occasion was a Ut-
tuig uii ' lue hundred var- ago on this
day, the llr-t Tuesday in February. 17'jo. the
supreme .suirt nf the l ulled Htatos held its
first session Bt the exchange In the city of
Now York, ami installed 111 olll--" the chief
Justice, two associate justice and attorney
goneral Tin- action completed tho organi
zation of the three depurtuvmts of the gov
ernment Judge Arnoux then reviewed at
some leugtu tin hih an 1 independent char
acter of tho court, and the labors and growth
of the body from its inception up to tho pres
Other I loquenl Orations.
Judge Arnoux. was warmly applauded
throughout, and at his conclusion Mr. Will
iam Allen liutlcr delivered an eloquent ad
dress, during the reading of which he was
friajiicntiy interrupted by applause, on "The
Origin ol the .Supreme Court of the United
States and its i'uice 111 thn Constitution."
The address, wn- a scholarly effort, and had
an appreciative audience. The Hon. Henry
Hitchcock, of Missouri, followed iu an able
discourse on "The Supreme Court and tbe
Constitution," which elicited much applause.
"Personal Chin the Chief Justices"
MB the -ubjeel handled by Ml TkeaaaW J
H:iiimes, of Louisiana
Tii. Sovereignty nf the People.
Edward .1 rite of Vermont, next read
a pajsT entitled "The Supreme Court and
the Sovereignty of the People," in which he
said thai American institut ou rest upon
the ti Hindu-1 m .tone oi popular sovereignty.
The soyereignty of the people, however, is
not the arbitrary power of tbe multitude, it
is simply Ihe recognition of thu equal righta
of man as the Isssis of a government,
form.sl f.,i then pint. t. on by its people,
and regulated by law. Thi.s dehuitiou of the
much aim- si phrase is always kept in view
by tlie supreme court.
lustiee Field's Kesponse.
SI- Justus' Field t lieu, amid much ap
plause, arose in. .I iu In-, usual eloquent maa
HT leapeajaled f iir theisiurt. He said thai
m every age and with every people there
have been celebratious of tritimplvi in war
and of triumphs iu p-sw, but never has
tlien 1 n in ail', country a eel brntlou like
this to commemorate tho eatablisliment of
a judicial tribunal as sordinate aud per
manent pai tot Its government. This cele
bration had it- inspiration in the conviction
that thi- tribunal has materially contributed
lo the u 1 appreciation of and ready obe
dience in tie constitution of the United
State- This constitution, which has been
productive of such vast, results, was the out
growth of institutions and doctrines luhar
I ted from our ancestors and applied under
the new condition- of our country.
Never Thought of Secession.
Tbe possibility of a dissolution of tbe
Union of states was never considered by its
trainers, and 111 all Its provisions, as Justice
Chose aptly remarked, It "looks to on iude
ttructiole union composed of indestructible
states" ba tbe late civil war could not
shake its stability. In some cases, the jus
tice said, tb" court may have made mistakes
Ike in Iges would be more than human if
'in not so But they hare sfriveu to
the utmost of their abilities to be right, and
perform tb -ir functions to tbo advancement
jt Justice and the good of the country
The Needs of the Court.
As to tbe needs of the supreme 001 rt, Jus
tice Field said that it should not e over
borne with work, and should have oino re
lief from the immense burden cast upon it
Every suitor, howover humble, sb uld be
given au opportunity to be heaid. Up
to the middle of tbe present century the
-alendar of the court did not avenge 140
a.-o- a term. The calendar of tbe pre --nt
term exceeds 1,500. Something should be
done to relieve the crowded docket, t nd that
speedily. It becomes more and re ore the
duty of the court firmly to enforci every
guarantee of the constitution. "Sustained
by professional and public confident e. Jus
tice Field concluded, "the suprem) court
may hope to still further strengt) en the
hearts of all in love, admiration, an 1 revet
ence for the constitution of the Unite 1 States
tbe noblest inheritance ever possess id by a
Knd of the Feast of Reason
On Mr. Field resuming bis seat an 1 after
a few selections by the band Rev. Dr Talbot
W. ('numbers, of the I'olleglute K formed
church, delivered the lienedictioo a ad tbe
immense audience dispersed. The aud torlum
of the opera house was gorgeously do vrat sl
with bunting of every hue and tho i ational
Hag- were in profusiou, while the c iats of
arms of the forty-two states and ter-itoriee
covered the spaces between the first i nd sec
ond tiers of boxes. An excellent ba nt also
enlivened the proceedings.
The Flow of Good Things.
The banquet in connection with tl e cele
bration of the supreme court centenary took
place at tbe Lenox Lyceum last evening.
Chairman James C. Carter, of the enter
tainment committee, presided at the princi
pal table, where were seated Chief Justice
Fuller and associates of tbe supreme court,
ex-President Cleveland, Slattbew Hnle
(president of the State Bar assoeiati n). ex-
Judge Arnoux, C. M. Depew, Rev W. R.
Huntington. William Allen Rutl.ir, F. R
Coudert, Senator Kvitrts, Mayor Grant,
President Low (of Columbia colleiel, and
Chief Justice Paxson, of Peunsylvar ia. At
other table- sat the state suprem I court
judges, Chancellor McOill, of New Jersey,
anil many others. Rev. William M. Taylor
opened the proceedings with prayer
After the banquet toasts were responded
to by Just;,-,- Harlan, Senator Evart. Chief
Justice Paxson, Hon. Walter B rlill of
Georgia, C M. Depew, Seth Low, V K
Huntington, and others.
THE IOWA LEGISLATIVE RUVPUS.
Two "Pay If You Bet" FroposaU Made
Id vely Time In tbe isenate.
Dkk SIoiviw, la., Feb V Yester. ay tlie
Democrat in the house proposed to the Re
publicans that tlie latter separate tin official
positions iu the house into two equitable di
visions, and let the DeimsTats select the one
they would huve This proposition wss re
jected promptly, a- it gave tlie Denocrats
tbe speakership, if they wanted It, and of
their wishes in that direction the -e is, of
course, no doubt Well, the Re.pi bl leans
want it, al-'o : and so the "divvy' li In't go.
The Republicans made the same pro sisition
to the Democrats in return, and that didn't
go either. Three ballots were tal en for
speaker ' to StV Then adjournment. The
Republicans caucused and appointed com
mittee to Inruiulate a propivsition
In the senate there wa- a parti-nn flurry
over resolutions adopt. -I by 1, L. Ireland
post O A R , of Sibley, Ia , indirect y cen
suring the ma jority of the senate fo elect
ing civilians P. senate offices wbei there
were veterans In tbe race The Repi blieaus
said the resolutions were gotten up bv Dem
ocrats lo thron odium on the Repi l.in an
und the Democrat pointed to the uai le of a
prominent Republican signer of the resolu
tion- The resolutions were finally .Is.-lar.si
out of order
Tlie Hovc.ll In lielaud.
Dcbi.in, Feb. ft. The Express pullishe-a
number of documents showing the sesret or
gntiKation of a league topi, .mote eon piracy
again it Mr Sunt': li u i v president ! the
landlord - syndicate, and uther landlords
Tbe document ask the friah people to brand
as traitors and to boycott all pervi is dial
ing with emergency agents whose a dresses
are given They also show that a ojilance
committee has been appointed in every par
ink ti obstruct the sale of cattl. that have
Issen cared for by emergem me - m farms,
the tenants of which have been svi - t
Ominous of Disaster.
London, Feb ft A nnmtiei of lira
hatches, cabin furniture, etc , havi
ashore on Lun.iy island and tie- i
Wales. The appearance .if tlie wreel
taken to indicate the founderiu
British steamer Cape Clear from Liv
Jan 30. for Rosario, which i now
at il: Vincent, where the steamer
liue to which she belongs call
Another Atlvanre in (ilass.
PiTTsnrRri, Feb. 5 A convention of
western window-glass manufacture -s was
bald In this city yesterday It was i eclded
to advance the price ft and 10 per ce it. on
single aud double lots, respectively The
prospects are that prices will 1 furt ler ad
vanced in a short time. The market s good
while the stock is small.
A Forger and Eloper Capture .
Denver, CoL, Feb 5 Frank Allei, who
is charges! with having raised $4, Ml on
forged paper and eloped with h.s -ou-in,
Gertrude Whitaore. from Portland, Mich.,
eighteen months ago. has lieen raptured
near here. He and the young lady are be
ing taken back to Michigan by detect! . j-
O'Brien Eulogizes Olada'one.
LoNnox, Feb. ft. William O'Briei , in a
speech at Slanchostnr last evening, lt clared
that Gladstone's reconciliation of England
and Ireland was one of the greatest tri imphs
of the century.
WRECK ON THF ILLINOIS CENTRAL.
Three Persons Possibly Keeelve Their
Kankakek, Ills., Feb. 5 Five pjrsons
were badly injured, three of them p ssibly
fatally, iiy a wrei:k uear Peotoue, ou tiie Illi
nois Central railway, at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning. The fruit express crashed it to the
caboose of a wild train. The latter ba i been
made up at Kankakee of stock and mer
chandise.and left for Chicago at 1:10 o .'luck.
The fruit express followed five m nutes
later. The morning was foggy, and v hen a
mile this side of Peotono the engineer if tho
wild train reduced his rate of speed, in d the
fruit train. Iwing so close behind, strtn k the
caboose, overturning the stove, whi h set
fire to the car. The caboose and one t ar of
merchandise were destroyed.
Five Drovers Badly Hurt.
Five drovers on tbe oar were badly in
jurned, their names being: Hiram Uotdwiu,
of Kankakee, Ills., both legs broken Iwlow
tbe kneea and injured internally, cunJItioii
very critical, Al Kinson, of .Sheldon. Ills.,
leg broken and lower limbs paralyzea ; Mr.
Christens, of Rbeldon, injured inter tally ;
Mr. Isley, of Oilman, Ills., injured internal
ly. A drover from Sheldon was also badly
A Jury Briber Skips for Btexicc.
Chicauo, Feb. 5. It is reported that
John F (ha hum chief defendant i the
Cronin jury-brihing conspiracy case: , has
gone to Mexic. A. S Trude, his art. roey.
says that if tint report Is true, it is b. cause
of (JrahamJ fear of a Jury trial. Mr. f rude
will fllu two motions in the case, one for a
change of venue from the county, ant one,
in case the first is refused, to submit th I case
to trial by a judge instead of a jury
Had lo Hold Hlui on the Uulllotli e.
Pari.-.. Feb ft. A sbockiug scene took
place at tbe execution of tbe inurdere" Uu-
rand ou Monday. As usual, tlie convii t was
not informed of the hour of bis doom till a
few minutes before the time. He sen amed
and fought violently, but the execut oners
dragged his head through the lunette f tbe
guillotine and held it there till tbe axe lelL
A New -ule of Bcallty.
Cincinnati, Feb. 5 A great seaation
has been caused bere by the public anut unce
ment that Theodore II a man. superittend
ent of the crematory, has bean for months
stealing and selling coffins of those br ught
for cremation. Tbe coffins are suppos si to
have been sold to an InJianapoIis firm
He Suprises His Docta- by
ALL THE PATIENTS RECOVERING.
Funeral or Mes. and Miss Tracy A Tele
gram from Ou Victoria Burial of
Mvs. Coppluger General Waihlngton
News Th Ounrum Question Of Inter
est to rVai-Prlsonera The Bally Racket
In the House A Republican Caucus
Washinutiin Crrv, Feb. ft Secretary
Tracy, who bears up wonderfully, was yes
terday afternoon removed to the White
House. At the residence of Bancroft Davis
yesterday morning he arose and dressed him
lelf, much to the surprise of his physicians.
The reaction from the opiates administered
Monday left him weak. He was joined
Rarly in tlie forenoon by his sou Frank, who
had arrived by special train duriug the
uigbt Mrs i ml Miss Wilmer.llng were
considerably better yesterday. The former
mffers a great deal from bruises, and at
times during tlie morning was hysterical as
he b in to realize the extent of har loss
She is necessarily much exhausted, an t suf
fers more from nervous shock than from her
injuries. The doctors say that with abso
lute rest she will soon rally.
At the Wbite House.
All public business was suspended at tne
White House, owing to the presence of the
;vlnns in tit ivi-t rnom. No one was ad
mitted but the particular friends of Secre
tary Tracy's family : but the outside gates
were not closed, and ail day crowds of peo
ple surged in and out and passe.i beneath the
sortieo. gazing at the windows of the East
room in idle curiosity and wonder. Tbs
partly destroyed residence of Secretary
Tracy and tho home of Judge Davis adjoin
ing have also had their share of visitors. A
trowd was constantly outside of each house.
and it was necessary to keep poliisjmen and
marine- OBI guard lo keep the passageway
clear to the steps.
The Double Funeral.
The funeral of Mrs. an-1 Miss Tracy took
place from the While House at 11 o'clock
this moronic The services were held in the
East room. Their remains were placed tem
porarily In vaults in Rock Creek cemetery.
Rev. Dr. Douglass, of St. John's Episcopal
church, otllcitited at the funeral. The pall
bearer- for Mrs I racy were: Secretaries
Proctor, Noble, Wmdoin, and Rusk, Attor
ney General Miller, Postmaster General
Wanamaker, Admirals Porter and Rodgera.
The pall-larers for Miss Tracy were eight
naval officers. The Schubert Quartette was
present, and assisted at tbe services The
funeral was private, aud only the official and
personal friends of Secretary Tracy were
Mrs. Cop.liiger'a Bnrlal.
The remains of Mrs. Alice Coppinger, eld
est daughter of Secretary Blaine, were in
terred yesterday at Oak Hill cemetery.
Brief kervii-cs were held at tbe Blaine resi
dence in Madison place, after which the
body was taken to St. Matthew's Catholic
church, where Cardinal Gibbons read tbe
burial servi.-e iu the presence of the de
ceased's relatives and a numerous concourse
of people, which included President and Mrs.
Tbe Oueen Sends Her Sympathy.
Washington Cm, Feb. ft. The following
message of condolence was received by Sec
retary Tracy last evening:
O-h.ikm. Fen t - T. . Tilt British Ministbk.
Washington The queen deeply deplores calam
ity to Mr Tracy's fanrity: onqalrva mttm him
and sui Ivors isicaic.i , Ponsonhv.
To tin- Secretary Tracy sent the follow ing
Mr Trac ban the British minister to con
vex to her asajeatf his sincere thanks for her
gracious message ol syrajaithy; and in reply to
her kind inmiirj s that his surviving daugh
ter and grandchild are out ol danger.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
The House Filibusters as DesMt Little
Work In the Venale.
Washington City, Feb. 5 Immediately
after the consideration of routine business
yesterday, the senate proceeded la the con
sideration of executive business, and. after a
long discussion, ratified tb- Sauioan treaty.
Bill- were r-p ated and plae-1 fcu the calen
dar for public building? ut Lansing, Mich. ,
Burlington la and Em I'luire. Wis., (100,
000 liug appropriated in each instance. A
bill for the admission of New Mexico as a
state w-as introduced, uiso u resolution to in
quire luto the condition of the Washington
City tire department After a short talk
about the order of business, a secret session
was held, and tbe senate adjourned
In tbe house the chaplain alluded in bis
pray.-r to the bereavuments of Secretaries
H- mi and Tracv. The Democrats then re
peated th ir daily taotacs over the approval
of the journal, which was finally accom
plished, after several roll-calls yeas, 153;
nays, o The speaker following his usual
course of having counted in the journal
jiioueb ft-unon-ats to make a quorum Then
Springer moved to adjourn, rejected lol to
1M A number of senate bills for reference
were then taken up and tbe Democrats an
tagonized one that tbe speaker directed re
ferred to tho ways and means committee.
There were several votes on different mo
tions to refer, one showing a division on non
partisan lines, but finally the bill was re
ferred to the ways means, the Democrats
ceasing opposition after a conference be
tween McICinley and Springer The house
then adjourned. In all the partisan votes
tlie speaker followed his practice of counting
Democrats present to make a quorum.
ANNOUNCING A QUORUM.
The DilTerence of Opinion Among Repub
licans on That (luestlon.
Washington- City, Fob 5. The commit
tee on rules of the house held a short meet
ing yesterday and made some progress with
the proposed new code. The delay in report
ing a new code of rules is not, it is thought,
merely for the purpose of disposing of the
elections cases in the house iu advance of
action ou new rules, but Is due rather to the
fact that tbe Republican niemtiers of the
committee and Republicans of the house
generally do not agree on one important
point the manner of the announcement of
a visible quorum.
In Practical Agreement.
Some Republicans, who believe that a quo
rum in attendance ia a constitutional quo
rum, also believe .that tbe new code should
ombody a rule giving the speaker authority
to announce that a quorum i- present when
a majority of the members are present.
whether they all vote or not. Speaker Reed
it is understood, holds that he has, under the
constitution, the authority to do this, and
that no rule authorizing it is needed in the
new code. He is said to think that engraft
ing such a rule would reflect on the correct
ness of his rulings during tbe past week in
;he abseuce of a code. Republicans who
differ with him, on the other hand, hold that
while tbe speaker baa the right to count and
innounce a quorum as present when there
tre a majority of the members in their seats in
Ihe hall, whether voting or not yet authority
should be embraced in the code The differ
nce will soon be adjusted. It is expected,
ind the new code reported and adopted.
PENSIONS FOR WAR PRISONERS.
& BUI for That Purpose To He Reported
Favorably Its Provisions.
Washington Citv, Feb. 5 A committee
consisting of Maj Williams, Mr. McKee and
Maj. Holmes, sergeant-at-arms of the house.
representing the National Association of
Prisoners of War, appeared before tbe house
committee on invabd pensions yesterday and
submitted arguments in favor of the passage
if the bill introduced in the house by Mor
rill for peusioning prisoners of war. At the
soncluiou of the bearing the committee
went int.. secret sc-siou and decided to re
port tbe bill favorably.
Features of tbe Measure.
The bill authorizes tbe secretary of tbe in
terior to place on the pension roll tbe names
fjJJiTuryJymgolBcrs men who
terved in the war of the rebellion, who are
qow suffering from any disability tbe result
:f hardships and exposure endured 'chile in
confinement as prisoners of wr.r, and pay
them the pensions provided by law for sim
ilar disabilities. I: further provides that all
mrviving officers and enlisted men who
lerved in the war of the rebellion, aud who
were prisoners of war for thirty days or
more, shall receive t'2 per day for each day
that they were held in confinement as prison
srs. Colored Men In Convention.
Washington I'ity. Fab. 5. The national
convention of colored men met in this city
Monday aith 6od delegates from almost
every state in the Union present, it took
the convention until o'clock yesterday
morning to elect a temporary chairman,
Bishop A W. Wagman being Anally seleot
fd, his chief competitor being sx-Senator
Pinchbeck. Yesterday the organization waa
perfected by the election of Rev. J. C. Prioe,
of North Carolina, as president, and W. C.
Chaco, of Washington city, secretary. A
list of honorary vice pro-i louts, one from
aach state represented in tlie convention, was
also selected, and committees were appoint
ed. Memorials in support of the Biair edu
cational bill, opp.wing tha Morgan deporta
tion bill, und thanking Senator Ingalls for
his speech on the race question were pre
lented and referred The convention then
listened to several papers read by delegates
on the race question, aud adjourned for the
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washinoton Citv. Feb. 5. The senate
Has confirmed the following nominations:
Solicitor general William H. Taft, of
Ohio; Cnited States marshal Frank
Hitchcock, for the northern district of Illi
nois; consul B. O Fechet, of Michigan, at
Piedras Negras ; collector of customs J. M.
Supervisors of the census C. C. Jones,
Second district of Illinois Michigan H. C.
Tilinan, First di-trict ; C H. Wisner, Sec
ond district ; J. N. Mc Bride, Third district;
D. C. Henderson, Fourth district; James
Watson, Fifth district: C. A. Newell, Sixth
district. Wisconsin L. B. Noyos, Fourth
The Hallot-Hox Inquiry.
Washington City, Feb. 5 Governor
Campbell was again a witness before the
ballot-box contract committee yesterday.
Ihe teatures of his testimony were a charge
that Wood had been paid by somebody to
get out ot the way whan Campbell wanted
to find him, and impl mg that ex-Governor
Foraker hud supplied the money ; a declara
tion that in dealing with Murat Halstead
hereaftor he (Campbell) intended to have
fairer treat me , and a general denial that
he was in any way implicated in tbe crook
edness. Another li. II
Feb. 5 The resigna
Jr. , the first deputy
us one of the pension
tion of Hiram Smitb,
commissioner of pen-io
office employes whose
pension was re-rated
. was accepted yester
staSnext Mr. Smith's
Inst spring from $86
under Corporal Tanner
(lay, to take effect Man
pension was increas si
to $72 per month, and I
le receive.! over $6,Oi)o
arrears of pension
Caucus or Republicans Called.
Washington City, Feb. 5. A caucus of
Republican representatives is called for to
night to adopt a line ot procedure in regard
to the reiiniiniiig eonU-ted election cases,
and to decide on a plan to he pursued when
tlie new code of rule- i- reported to the
The Saiiman Treaty Rntlfled.
Washington Citv, Feb. 5. Tbe Sauioan
treaty wn- rat died by the senate yestorday
afternoon after several hours of discussion.
When the vote on the adoption of the treaty
had been taken it was found that but twelve
senator- had voted in iu tlie negative.
lie nine rat Klecled In Ohio.
CoLfMHi's. O., Feb .ri At the specie I elec
tion yesterday for representative in this
county Kraiikliiii, to lid the vacancy occa
sioned by tbe. death ot Hon John B i.a 1 .1.
Hon A l HefTuer, letuoerat. was elected
over Ir illiaui Sbepar.l. Al. but three
precincts gave Heffner 8. 700 majority, which
will be inereased t.. A 200 by full returns.
Private telegrams from Brown and Clermont
counties -ay that in that senatorial district
at the sjhjciiI election to choose the successor
of Senator Ashburn, who died, Hon. John
M Pattison. fieniocrat. was elected over
Goitlieb Ham bach, Jr., by 1,000 niaiontv.
An Appeal tat south Dakota.
Chicago, Feb. 5 Governor Mellette, of
South Dakota, has appealed to the Chicago
board of trade for subscriptions to the
amount of $10,600 to enable tbe destitute
farmers of hisstnteto purchase seed grain
and feed for auincils. The board at a meet
ing yesutrdav appointed a committee of
three to attend to the requests of the gov
Pell Keiensed on Ball.
New York, Feb. 5 Mr. G. N. Pell, of
tbe firm of Messrs. Fell and Wallack, brok
ers, win was eoneerne i :n the selling of the
bonds of the Sixth National bank, was re
leased Tuesduy flea mil Ml on $25,000 ball.
Mr. Francis A. Spalding .1 New Jersey, and
John McDermott of I OB Lexington avenue,
were the bondsmen.
The Kqnltable Open Again.
Nrw York. Fct S The Equitable bauk
opened its doors yesterday afternoon. Th
directors of the Bqnitabla bank have ac
c.-pted the resignation of Cashier Courter
Nathaniel A. Chapman, of the Western Na
tional bank, was elected cashier in his place
Three Hundred Men Made Idle.
Nokristown. 1'a . Feb. 5 Tlie Abraham
Cox & Co. stove works, at l.imsdale. wer
toned yesterday. Loss, $7o.000: well in
MM4, Throe hundred persons are thrown
jut of work.
A Dark Jity in iowa.
BiRLtxoToN, In., Feb. 5 Monday will
probably iu f uture lie known iu Iowa iu
tins section as "the dark day. " The fog dur
ing most of the day, especially iu the after
noon, was so dense that it w as diffieult to
distinguish '""objects distinctly across the
street. A driczling rain was falling, with
the thermometer H abovo zero. The tele
graph wires were great ly damaged, and com
municatiou was difficult The ice in the
river went out Monday. No damage was
done by the brenk up.
A Big Kohliery at Hea.
Antwerp, Feb. .V Tbe discovery wa
made upon the arrival of the steamship La
Plata, from Hueuos Ayres at this port yes
terday, that js ITo.ooo worth of specie bonds
had been stolen from the purser's safe dur
ing the voyage. The money was part of a
large shipment from the Argentine capital
to Antwerp banks.
A Mining Cawp Overwhelmed.
Hi Mont., Feb. 5 Lyou City, a
mining camp which lies at the latse of the
Lyou mountain, was completely buried by a
snowslide Sunday morning. Two miners
were killed aud a linv.e amount of property
destroyed. They slide w as three-quarters of
a mile wide.
Clty'Klectlun at Duluth.
DuLUTH, Minn , Fob. 5. In the munici
pal electlou yesterday Uuy-is (Kep. Ind.) was
elected mayor of Duluth over tthaw iDem.)
aud Hall K ; I by : i plurality. Much in
terest centered in tlie election, and the rest, It
was a victory for the better element In the
Was t lotirlnhius; a -i...i tiuu.
New port, K L, Feb. 5 William A. 8ul
livau, a telegraph operator, was shot dead
last uigbt in a bar-ro..iu on Long Wharf by
Frank L. Alien, who was flourishing a shot
gun arouud the place. The weapon was ac
cidentally discharged. Allen j;ave him
The West Virginia Governorship.
Charleston. W. Va. . Feb. 5 The Ooff-
F leaving contest was divided at noon yester
day in favor of Fleming, tbe u-w standing
10 for Ooff and 43 for Fleming. Carr, the
U aeon-Labor senator, voted with the Uemo-.-rats.
The total number of men available (or
militia in the United States i. ?,40S,51S, of
which 121,342 are organised.
Latest Styles and the most
CUT OS FOlOlflO t SAMfc
Will Bsw; yu Money, Time and Labor.
r.VUKV Ho-SEhI:l l 11 SHOI I O H.IVS ONai
SU.V i .. , . ... operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. ION!
For the Best, and Solid
A WIPE'S HARD LOT.
Her Husband's Affection Sud
denly Takes Flight
AFTER 35 YEARS OF MARRIED LIFE.
The Case r Mr. anil Mrs. Hmding. ol
Chicago, as Mated by the Wile A Mill
ionaire Whuse LeSNI Turn l Hale
Without Known CSSII Cisisl Treat
ment Ali.-i;.-.! Kilruur.li.mfy Cndurl
of an OM Man.
Chk-aoo, Feb. 5. Mrs Adelaide M Ha.
ing's separate maintenance still mUis'.
George T Harding, the lawyer, aad (.ivm
dent of the Fireman's Insurance COSSfiasiy,
was yesterday open for inspection ia theeir
cult court i lerk s office Mr Hanliuff s bill
(fives the details .i hei .ditiVrotK-e.-, with her
iiusnana at great length From t.ei -'ut-ment
it appears that the lawyer 1-, ..r!i. b
tweasi tl,fl0a,U6l and (8,000,000 S!ie 5
bfl wa- married t.i Harding Nov 7, lv5.
at foul la, and has resided in i hi. aci. staOs
They had sev.-n gUMrta, the atflM 30
rears old and aal'i ied. Four are .1 .ugbtci-r..
Cheekiest betsnjr Vt Mr Bardfcsg inherited
t Uic f.ittuiu on the death of hi- father,
the lat t Uon A C Har line, ot Monmouth,
ills . and he has incr.-ase.l his holdings until
fh.-y now Include a larpe asaOVat of ran!
estate in this cttv and in the itaT-s of lln
ui.is and Wisconsin, l-i io a. .mi I. per
sonal pi.';-, rty
rfaelr Mmpn Mai ilea life.
Mrs 'lai.lin: represents tiiat up to Octo
her. I'- -!.e and her li l-l.and live I happily
They resided at .'"lIo Indiana avenue Every
SBzaeasI they went to Mr Harding's country
home at Monmouth, lo the .-.-isliore, or t
Euro;.,' Their household expenses were
ii. .-r less thnn Jl.S.UOO a year. In October.
18SS, Mrs. Harding says. Mr Harding begau
toward her a course o! unkind and cruel
treatment She has never been able to ex
plain the reason, but it i r. ported that
there is a youne and pretty womau at tne
tKiltom of it. M.-s Harliiu sys she stood
the abuse until Feb 1. h.:n she left hnn.
after exhausting every means to briiu about
Cutting Down Kipcntea.
The complaint cites as instances of his bsd
treatment that he occupied separate sleeping
apartments, stopped her credit at tbj stores,
allowed her only t"'a ii,,.iuh. when o r over
tuenty years shvh.nl hud f 1 ,0UO a mouth,
caused the servan-M bo Uasult h, r and to re
fuse to obey her. would not sptak toh.r him
self except ti abuse her and call her a liar
and a thief iu th OhtUresrs presence: tooV
his meals at the Chicago and L'nion League
clutis, aud when at heme kept close to his
own room and established a system of re
wards and punishments for the children,
whom he strove in every way to alienate
from their mother.
Other lll-Treatment Alleged.
Mrs. Harding asserts thut he discharged
all the servants but the coachman, aud she
was compelled to do th; drudgery of the
house, which made her ill for two weeks,
luring which timj her husband uever came
near her, but told the children she ma
shamming. He. also, it is charged, put it in
the power of the coachman to say when she
should drive, and encouraged him in
the use of insulting luuguuge toward
his wife. He drove Ml eldest daughter,
Isabel, from the house, it is assorted,
because she refused to side against her
mother, and w han she returned drove her
out again with violence. Mrs. Hardin;; as
serts I hat there have been times when she
had only meal and Hour in the bouse. She
prays for Uie custody ..f her two youneast
daughters, Husau and Madeline, who ate
said I" be attached to l.er, and tor a liberal
allowance l-y her huslmud for hjr and tbeir
supjRirt The matter has not jot comj up in
Mi a Harding is 00 years old.
A planter at Monticello, Fla , has al
ready shipped this season 40,000 pounds
of watermelon seeds.
This powder never varies. A marvsl of parity,
strength and wholesomness. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition with the multttads ot tow test, short
weight slum ar pr phosphate powders . Sold only
in cans. Borax BaUMa Powdim Co., 10 Wall
8C It. T.
attractive prices combined make
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0-A.IST'T BE BEATEN",
1622 SIECOUNTID AVENUE,
2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Boogied, Bofa" Express Wagons, Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also s full line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Wilting Paper, Tablet. Ink. Slates, Lcsd snd Slste Pencils. Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard A.a)
It. ',eSign f'f, U'e 'ng 9erieS 0f ALADDIN S.oyes This Is beauliiul iu
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features -is bound to be a ko.m! seller B.
neither th", 8lrtve aud good points for after seeing it you will
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
so popular that it ,s being copied as far as they dare ot unscrupulous parties, but
d-.n t be dece,ved-buy the Round Oak-made by P D. Backwitk. I am the sov
agent for abov. goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avr-iiue and Twentieth Bt, Rork Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, aud will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at aod below cost. This is not a sham sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carTy any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, IA.
A J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 aad 127 Weat Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT,
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue,