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THE ABG U B. FRIDAY , A P it L i u 1891.
Comment on the Resignation of
A GAP 15 THE EEPUBLICA3T BASKS.
How Re trxl to Worry Men Who Mad
Stamp Fpeeches in the Senate The
President's Trip Weil Arrange)! Latest
from the Censn Office Population flat
ter blionn by an Atlas The Congress
tof Inventor A Handy Campaign Doe-
iment Official Notes.
Washington Ott, April ia The retire
ment of Edmunds from the senate will
make a great gap m the Republican ranks
there. He ha played an important part
ia the committee work of that body for
many years. As chairman of the com
mjttee on judiciary, and a prominent
member of the committee on foreign rela
tions, he had much to do with fashioning
the most important legislation enacted by
congress dnring the past quarter of a
century. Working in the privacy of Cn
committee room Edmunds has figured bat
little in the stormy bouts in the senate,
but he has always been a distinguished
figure there, and just how useful aad ca
pable he was will he made apparent to the
party when the time comes to nil his va
His Favorite Amusement.
- Edmunds seldom delivered a set speech,
but was most effective in running debate,
and on observation occupying little
time, and which were apparently im
promptu. One of his favorite perform
ances wa to drop in from his committee
room while some fluent senator was work
ing off a stump speech for home consump
tion, and, affecting to take a great inter
act in the subject, put questions to him
with no other object in view than to de
velop the speaker's lack of information
about the theme he was so learnedly treat
ing, lie was absolutely impartial about
ot the riaee for Bnnrombe.
When remonstrated with on one occa
sion about this practice as being unkind,
Edmunds replied, in substance, that no
Tnan I ig enough intellectually to secure a
aeat in the senate should put such a forum
tothensesof the stump; the eenat9 was
the place for the discussion of public busi
' ness in a business-like way, and anything
like fustian or parade there was undigni
fied and nnseemly. Xot even the speeches
of Ingalis which always packed the gal
leries and inmreU an unusually large at
tendance of senators, could seduce Ed
munds from his labors at the committee
STATISTICS OF POPULATION.
Description of the Latent Completed
. - Work of the Census Office.
Washisgtok Citt, Apr.l 10-Superin-1
1 fendent Porter, of the census bureau, has
1 1 tamed a very interesting and valuable
bulletin which shows by a statistical at
las the increase and decrease of popula
tion of the United States from 1SS0 to
1890. This atlaa, by a series of maps, ex
hibits to the eye the varying intensity of
settlement over the area of the country,
the distribution of the foreign population
among the several states and sections,
and the distribution of population in ac
cordance with maximum and minimum
temperature, rainfall and altitude. The
map shows that in a very large number
of connties the population has actually
Location of the Decrease.
The number of counties that have de
creaM;d in population during the pnst ten
ye:is i 4.V5. Iu about fifty cae tbe reduc
tion is due to the redaction of territory.
In 138 counties the number of inhabitants
d.miuished during the decade preceding
190. The losxes during the past decade
occurred mainly in the central parts of
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New
York, northern New Jersey and eastern
Virginia, and are scattered quite gener
ally through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Ten
nessee and Kentucky. , Southern Michi
gan and Wisconsin have also suffereJ,
while in eastern Iowa a large proportion
of the counties have lost population.
Much other valuable information is ob
tained in a study of the niap. which is
the first ever issued by any census.
Patent Men in Conference.
Washing tox Citt, April ia Edison.
Westinghouse, Catling and a host of
other inventor are in attendance npou
the sessions of the patent congress which
began Wednesday. President Harrison
is chairman, but public business does not
permit him to attend very regularly. He
was present t the opening exercises and
spoke a few words, expressing his interest
in the meeting and its objects. Secre tary
Noble is vice president, but he also is
rarely in the chair. Among the papers
read yesterday was oue by rrofesor
Thomas Gray, of the Hose Polytechnic in
stitute, Terre Haute, Ind., on "The In
ventors of the Telegraph and Telephone."
A meeting was held last night at whicU
preliminary steps were taken toward the
formation of a permanent organization to
bs called the "Congress of American In
The President'sAVestern Trip.
Washington Citt, April 10. The ar-
rangemeiit for President Harrison's trip
through the south and to California
have been complete J. As it now stands
the party will consist of President Harri
son, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Oimmick, Post
master General Wanamaker, Secretary
Rusk, Private Secretary Halford, Execa
tfrvs.Clerk Tibbetts and representatives of
toeress associations. The trip will oc
cupy thirty days and the distance to be
traveled will be 9,060 miles. May 14 the
party will be at Springfield, Ills., from
U:15 a. m. to 10:15 a. m : at Decatur, Ills.,
from 11:20 a. m. to 11:50 a. m.; at Indian
apolis from 4:45 p. m. to 5 p. m., and at
Kicbmond, Ind., from 7 p. m. to 7:10 p. m.
Handy for a Campaign Document.
Washington CITT, April 10. Ma j. Car
son who was clerk of Maj. McKinley'a
ways and means committee, which framed
the tariff act, has prepared a comparison
of tariff laws and proposed tariff laws
which will be printed by the government
.. printing office in a few days. It not only
hows the old tariff law alongside the Mc
Kinley law, bub also the items of the
Mills bill. These are put in parallel col
umns, so that ready reference can be mads
at any time to what the Democrats tried
to do and what the Republicans have done.
It is especially serviceable as a means of
Western Boys Appointed Cadets.
Washisgton Citt. April 10. The fol-.
lowing named persons have been ap
pointed cadet at the West Point Military
academy: John A. Lucey. of )sbkosh.
Wis.; Ola W. Bell, of Paw Pat, Mica.,
with S. Lawton, of Lawton, M ch., and
Henry J. Goodale, of Danvers, IMass., aa
Washington Citt, April io. The pres
ident has appointed the following weste.a
postmasters: John T. Goode, a; Sidaey.
Ia., office becomes presidential; .dewis S.
Fisher, at Sparta, Wis, vice Jacob P.
French, commission expired.
Gen. Spinola's Bays Numbered.
Washington Citt, April 10. At mid
night last night Gen. Spinola's onditioa
had changed but little since n too. He
was very low, but it was thought La
would live through the night and possibly
several days. -
THE ALUANCE IN KANS.S.
It Will Be Well Kepreeat4 at Cincin
nati Members Dropping Out.
Kansas Citt, Mo., April 10. A special
to The Star front Topeka, KaiL, says:
Frank McGrath, president of the Farmers'
Alliance, returned to this city yesterday
from a tour throughout the northern part
of the state. He says that there is gra
interest taken in the proposed convention
in Cincinnati, and there is not ; county
ia the state that has refused to s nd dele
gates, and it looks as if 1,500 Kansas men
will attend the convention.
rnab! to Pay Their Dues.
Van B. Prather, the state lecturer ot
the Alliance, stated yesterday -norning
that the ord-r is growing rapidly in all
sections of the state, except in the ex
treme western portions, where a greit
macy have dropped out of the Alliance
tcause they have been unable to keep up
their dues on account of the great drought
Doesn't Interfere with His De mi racy.
New York, April 10. Wharton J.
Green, who served for three terms in con
gress from North Carolina, and vho has
attended national Democratic conven
tions as a delegate from that s ate for
twenty years, was at the Brunswick
Wednesday. He said that he was a mem
ber of the Ftrmers' Alliance, but that 1
would not e.low his membership to in
terfere in the slightest with his lcyalty to
the Democratic party.
WEDDED A NEGRO PREACHER.
A Handsome M hlte Woman Comriits the
i iscegenation Act.
IlAVEUHlLi, Mass., April 10. Evangel
ist Roberts, a colored preacher at t he Mis
sion tabernacle, has created quite sensa
tion here by bringing home a handsome
young white woman as his wife. They
were married in New York by the Rev.
Mr. Boswell. She was Miss Mat tie Ab
bott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Atbott, of
Putnam, Conn., and is evidently in love
with her husband. She presided at the
organ at the meeting Wednesday night,
and the larg audience saw before them a
slight built and handsome woma l about
25 years old. She had a very pref y face,
sparkling eyes, and an abundance of light
curly hair. She played with much w
pression and sang sweetly seven 1 solos.
After the service she met her husband's
parishioners and greeted them kindly.
"DOCTORED" THEIR WHISKY.
An Attempt to Break Cp the Lin at the
Ashland, Wis., Land Office.
Ashland, Wis., April 10. It is claimed
that an atte.pt was made to ding the
first twenty men in line at the land office
yesterday morning. They were given doc
tored whisky for the purpose of diugging
them and securing their places before the
day of filing. Over 400 men are now in
line. The weather is ;cold, and thty keep
up by taking whisky. A board erics is
being buhff.ionic the line, as a rush is
expected te, break the line a few d iys be
fore April 17, when the office will be
opened. So.Tie of the men have been in
line continuously since April L
His False Teeth Kept Him Alive.
Sag IIaki it, L. I., April 10.-Jediah
Conklm, Sa? Harbor's oldest nsident,
was stricken with paralysis Sunday, and
in falling broke his right hip. I.e died
Wednesday. He remained uncoascions
from the time of the shock, but hi 4 death
was attended by a peculiar accident Mr.
Conklin's fai'-e teeth were allowed to re
main in his mouth. When Dr. Sterling
visited him Wednesday morning, ti e teeth
bad disappeared. It was found that they
had entered iho old man's throat i l such
a way as to distend the windpipt. The
doctor set out to recover theteeti with
forceps, thinking it would ease tie old
man's breathing, but the momeat the
teeth were taken out Mr. Conklin choked
and died. The teeth had wedged the wind
pipe open, and had prolonged life.
Coyixgtox, Ky., April 10. An un
known man fired three shots at J. P.
Tarvin Wednesday night while ha was
sitting in his office oujthe second lloor ot
the Commonwealth building. Fortunate
ly the aim of the assassin was as ad as
hit purpose and none of the E;iisilcs
struck the intended target. Mr. Tarvin
is a prominent young lawyer and can
give no reason for the attempt ujon his
life. He could give no description of the
fellow, as he barely got a glimpse of him
as he fled through the dark Laliw; y and
Suspicions of Foul Play.
FLINT, Mich., April 10 A great .leal of
uneasiness ! felt in this city by the 'riends
of George Wideman, fireman on tl e Chi
cago and Grand Trnnk road. Two weeks
ago while going from Port Huron t Fort
Gratiot with a companion he steppi d into
the Woodbine .- house to have i. bill
changed. It said that while at the bar he
became involved in a quarrel and chat is
the last known of him. Suspicion t f foul
play is rife aud detectives are at work on
Proctor Not a Candidate.
Omaha, Neb., April 10. Secretary Proc
tor and party arrived here last ef sning.
The secretary, when asked about tl e ru
mors that o was a candidate for tl e sen
atorabip made vacant by the resignation
of Edmunds, replied: "I am not a candi
date; all this gossip about me in that con
oection is witaout my knowledge."
'An Old Lady Burned to Death.
SAVANNAH, Ga., April 10. Mrs. King,
grandmother of United States District
Judge Emory Storrs, was burned to death
at her home in Dodge county Wednday.
She was Sri years old.
An Insane Mother's Deed.
Herman, Neb., April 10. While insane
yesterday M.-s. Andrew Doll killei her
two children and then committed s ticide
by swallowing a quantity 'of concent rated
Masonic Midnight Services Over
Gen Albert Pike.
A S0MESE AND STATELY CERESIQSY,
The Charrh Wrapt in Gloom Save Tor the
Light or a lew Candles Impressive
Trappings and Ritual The Ancient
Kites Daly Performed in Almost Dead
Silence A Weird and Mystic Scene
Burial of P. T. Barn am.
WAfiiiXGTox CITT, April 10. Long be
fore midnight yesterday hundreds of peo
ple had gathered in front of the First
Congregational church, waiting to wit
ness the midnight services over the re
mains of the late Gen. Albert Pike. So
dense was the crowd that it was with
great difficulty that the bearers of the
casket from the Scottish Rite sanctuary
could force their way into the church,
followed by the long line of Masons who
wished to pay high honor to the deceased
brother. It was a quarter of an hour
after midnight before the services began.
Impressive Scene ia the Church.
The scene in the church was peculiarly
solemn, the dead hour of night, the assem
bled knights, and the somber trappings,
combined to make an impressive picture.
The walls of the church were covered with
black cloth, while on a catafalque on a
platform extending out twenty feet from
the pulpit was the casket containing the
body of the deceased knight. There were
nine candlesticks, each four feet in height,
in three triangles, on the east, west, and
south of the casket, each having upon it a
lighted candle. Otherwise the large
church was unlighted. On the upper end
of the casket was a chaplet of white roses,
and below it the insignia of the order
and the sword of the deceased knight in
its scabbard. Upon a tablet near the coJ
fin was a skuil wreathed with evergreenr,
surrounded by seven large candlesticks
bearing no lights. At the head of tve
casket stool a great iron cross painted
Reginning of the Ceremony.
When all was quiet and the organ
played softly. Grand Master Holt, bearing
a lighted candle and an iron hammer,
walked slowly in from a room on the left,
and stood at the foot of the casket. Then
twenty-one knights followed, all bearing
candles and attired in blaok, with scarfs
of crape, and their heads bare. They en
tered like shadows and arranged them
selves in a semi-circle on the west, south
and north sides of the casket facing the
east. For a moment there was perfect
silence, a trumpet sounded in plaintive
notes in an adjoining room, and after the
last faint echoes had died away the graad
master began tlje ceremonies according to
the ancient knig'htlo eastern.
A Solemn Prologue.
All was quiet as death as he said: "It
is midnight and a new day begins for us.
Our brother has finished his earthly pro
bation. Dath is the inexorable creditor
whose indulgence nothing in the world
can purchase. Every moment that sees a
new born child brought to light sees a
man die, and hears the cry of broken
hearts and lamentations of those wno sit
lonely and in the desolation of affliction,
no longer seeing the faces of dearly loved
ones. Round the little island of our be
ing, on which we follow our various pur
suits of toil or craft, of usefulness or mis
chief, throbs the illimitable ocean of
eternity, upon which, round the isle, a
broad circle ot
Impenetrable Darkness Brooding Lies.
But beyond that zone the other ocean
sparkles and its vrliite crested waves dance
iu the light, and somewhere in the dis
tance the islands of the blessed are dream
ing, girdled by the peaceful waters. Here
in our preset t home we live our little
life, waiting to be called to other duties
elsewhere, and one by one our loved ones
and our cherished friends glide away
from us unseen and are swallowed up in
the darkness which is the shadow of the
broad wings of death."
Closins; cene of the Services.
The beautiful but weird services were
Continued by taking the chaplet from the
temples of the dead knight, the cross from
the breast, the cords from the feet aud
hands, and then in succession each at
tendant approached the casket and laid
his right hand upon the eyes, cheeks,
mouth, heart, hands, and feet, each re
peating a blessing. When the Inst atten
dant had torched the body of the dead,
the lights were turned up, and after all
had left the church, the remains were car
ried back to the Scottish Hue temple.
FUNERAL OF P. T. BARNUM.
The Great Showman's Remains Laid to
Their Eternal lirpose.
BiiiEGEPonT, Conn., April 10. The
funeral of P. T. Barnum in accordance
with his expressed wishes were unostenta
tious. At 1 o'clock p. m. to-day private
services were held in the house. Rev. Dr.
Fisher, of the Universalist church of this
city, and Rev. Dr. Collyer, of Kew York,
officiated at the final services in the South
Congregational church at 2 o'clock. It
was Mr. Barn am's request that Dr. Coll
yer should speak upon the text "Sot my
will but thine us done," and that two
hymns which lie selected just prior to hi
death should be sung. Tiie pall-bearers
were selected from Bridgeport's mo-t
prominent citizens and a large number of
New York people attended the services at
the church. The remains were placed
in a vault in Mountain Grove cemetery.
The Irish Conncil of Seven.
ClXCIXKATI, April 10. The council of
seven of the Irish National League of
America held a meeting last night at the
Bnrnet house with President Fitzgerald
in the chair. Vice presidents from sev
eral states were also in attendance. "The
purpose of the meeting was discussed, but
no definite action taken. A committee ot
five was appointed to crystalize the senti
ment as expressed by the speakers and
Worth His While to Accept.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 10. Dr. Koswell
Park has decided to accept the offer ol
the chair of surgery made to him by the
Rush Medical college, of Chicago. The
chair of surgery to which Dr. Park is in
vited is said to have brought its last oc
cupant an income of toO.000 to 1 75, (XXX In
addition to this he is to have exclusive
control of the Presbyterian college, the
largest in the west. Dr. Park will leave
for Chicago cbout June 1. ' , -
The Bell r'lthing store at Davenport,
la., owned by Max Webber, of Ch icago,
burned Wednesday night, entailing a loss
Of 135,000, '
ANNUAL REPORT, CITY
Year ending April 1st, 1891.
April 1, lrDO, Balance on hand $ E6,5G5 23
April 1, IS!)!, Kobt. Ko. hler, city clerk. S1.W1 79
W. u Sweet j, briUee tolls 3,133 35
U. C. Wivi',1, police mag... &i Vi
Pavid Hawtrs, J. p 5(1
. John Schaft r, Jr.. Co. treas 4!,8l8 t2
Tata! 114.337 C'J
Bridge account ( 29.1 l
ronliDgeBt M :o
Fire 8,553 l
Health 8.519 80
Interest... 1 440 U0
Lieht T.Oul 95
Office 2,254 S3
Police S.I til M
Printing 511 75
tsa.ary 5.S44 W
Mreet 14, (U 3t
Svwers 439 S5
Sidewa'kl 3.V18 Si
Sinking find lti.i) no
Spencer sqoare .69 50
Temporary loan 931 94
Transfer to library... 3.400 01
Second avenue im'prorement 117 53
Fifth avenue " 75
Eighteenth itreet improvement 8.615 t9
Twentieth street ' 3,9i5 49
Ninth itreet fewer 4:t 41
Seventeenth street sewer 1.407 7
East Seventeetth fewer 540 96
Twentr-iecond street ewer.... 1M 20
Twenty-fourth eti eet lewer 777 87
Total dUbnreements $1C9,9M 2
Balance on hand 4 376 47
Total.... . $114,337 69
WATER WOBKS TODS.
April 1, 1MJ0, Balacce on hand. S 1.C06 40
April 1, 1891, Deposits by city clerk to
date is,99 13
Total receipts 11,2X5 M
April I. 1?91, Paid da"e. orders re
turned to ci;y clerk as
voucher $ li.-je? 31
Ba'anceon hand .s.u4ti;
Total li'.SS'S 53
April 1.1 $90, Balance on hand. ( 456 17
April 1. 1MH, Tranfered from general
Cep by librarian tl CO
Total receipt 13.707 T7
April 1, 1S91, Pail on orders returned
to city cl'k as roncht r$ 3.10S HI
Ba'.ncce on hind 578 9t
Total J 3.7C7 77
Here Imkd, III., April lOth, 1S91.
I.O. Si. Loos'.ey, treasurer cf the city of Rock
Iland, do hereby certify that the foreroing state,
rm ni i a true and correct report of receipts and
disbursements for tie year ending April 1, 191
a f hown by my books. V
G. 51. LO0SLET.
Stibwribed and sworn to before me this 10!h day
of April, A. D . 19!
F. J. KINNEY. Notary Public.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
ine on'y Faint Eouee in the city.
R. M. WALL.
1612 Third Avenue
A. srau. -
S . s, With the wrtnierful remetiv,
f EKVESKKIMi. Ap
, 1 tive cure for Wets Memrrr.
21 rr IO f Kruin Peer. V.phl.v
.TirttniMiw. ti orainit ana
loss of power, in either w.
euei by vouthfal errors,
or eieeiTe of tobacco.
lead to old aire and iosanitv. EKVK KF.KO CO i
LakeSU, C'kieaco. 1 per paupaia1. CferK.
For ale in Rock Island by Hartz & Bahnserj,
Third avenne and Twentieth (tret
The Great Freccu Remedy for Suppressions
and Monthly Irreen'.arUiee.
Ladies Cce Le Dnc'a Periodical Pill, of Parla,
France; anaranteed to accomplish all that ia
claimed for them. To be need monthly for troubles
peculiar to women. Fall directions with each
box. i per box or -Jiree boxes for f 5. American
Pill Co., royalty proprietors. Spencer, Iowa. The
Pennine piil obtained of OttoKadert, Elm street,
Rock Island, Jappe & Co., Davenport, and of all
Cheap farms for sale or rent: land for stock
ranches, colonies or investment.
Write to J. StORE.
PhiUipsborf, Phillips Co. Kansas.
-AUD DEAL EH IK-
Wronght and CasF Iron and Lead Pip.
Hose, Packing, Bewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
iTBest work at fair prices. Estimates furnished
Office and shop 219 19th St. Telephone 1182
CHA8. W. TERBURT. Manager.
Rock Island, 111.
Successor to Adamson & Hoick,
Rock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. Flm and Second AveDue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J2gf8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest ever shown in the City, at 1-
MISS C. HAAS".
uccessor to Miss Petersen, So. T.i3 second avenue, Rock Island
Ttaever y latest styles in patterns, hats, bennetss. ribbons, laccsand fancy oods.
INCORPORATED UNDKR THS THS STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. nu, tad Sstorday erecirgs from 7 to 8 o'clock. '
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
X. P. RSTNOLDS. Pres. F C. DSN KM ANN, w;Ce-Prea. j. JC BtTTOHD, Caea'er.
P. L. Mitchell, S P. Reynolds, P. C. Dvnkmann. John Crnbaosh, C. F. Lynde,
3. J. Behnera. L. Simon, E. W. Hnrst, J. JC. Bitird.
JacasoH A Huarr, Solicitors.
Kr"WT.l berin bnice July 6, 1890, and will occupy backing room with Mitchell A Lyxda
nntil new bank ia completed.
Proprietor of the Brad; Street
All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store-
One b!o;k north of Central Park, the Urgtst in Ia. 3(4 Brady Street. Davenport, Iowa.
House and Sign Painter.
First-claes Graining and Paper Hashing.
P. Box 672.
Shop Fourth Are. bet. et and 83d St.
arc opening toe most complete line of Hardware specialties ever oSatd la Ktca
Island beside onr regular s'oc of staple and bunders' Hardwire
and llechanlcs' tools.
Poeket, Table s Kitchen Cutlery,'
Nails, Seel Goods, Tinwake, Stoves, Etc.
BFXCLaXTLES-Climax Cooks and Ranees, "Florida- and Wllber Hot Wats Heater
Florida Steam Boilers. Pastenr Germ Proof Filters, Economy Furnaces, Tin
and Sheet Iron work, Plumbin;, Coppenmithlng and Etcam Fitting.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenue, Rock Island.