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THE ABGU8. TUESDAY. APBlIi 28. 180U
OR GRANT S TOME
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The First Sod Lifted at the Riv
JJOELE XIAUSOLLTBI F02 THE HESOl
Tie Work Iaaacarated with, Inprrulrt
Ceraile sad Marked by aa Elo
sjaent AiMlrvM by (ieat. florae rrter
Children Cast Flowers oa the Old
Conaanander'a Temporary Resting Flaca
and the Warship Yantic ffalatea wltb
Twenty -On Cans Little Vlview 6ar
toria, the Geaeral's Granddaughter, at
New York, Arril CS. At last the first
od has been turned and groand broken
for the erection of tbe Grant monument
at Riverside. The act was done yester
day amid tbe plaudits of thousands of
citizens, tbe blare of trumpets, tbe beat
ing of drums, tbe booming of cannon, tbe
melody of children's voices and the elo
quence of orators. Upon tbe hillside tbe
THE IE?IS THAT TOOK THE FIRST FRI2E.
members of the Grand Army and other
bo3ies were gathered, and on tbe Hndson
opposite the tomb tbe man-of-war Yantic
lay at anchor, while at intervals of thirty
seconds she fired a salute of ' twenty-one
guns. From truck to keel almost she
was dresed in banting.
Iloral Tribolea from Children.
Before tbe regular ceremonies com
moDCed Lswx.n V. Fuller, at the bead of
300 children from tbe "Sheltering Arms"
institution, sad a drum and fife corps
playing America." marched past tbe
tomb with flags drooped. Each child car
ried a bouquet of forget-me-not, which
was cast upon the tomb. The Marine
band played an overture, after which tbe
Rsv. Dr. Clark Wright, chaplnin of D
partn.eut Commander Freeman's staff,
offered prayer and a cborns sung "The
Star SpantU-d Banner." Commander
Freeman rreiJel In a few well-chosen
words be introduced Gen. Horace Porter,
the orator of the day, who delivered an
Gen. Porter's Address.
Th eloquent soldier said: "Most ot
the conspicuous characters in history
have risen to prominence by gradual ad
vances but l"lyses S. Gract came befo-e
the people tviih a sadden bound. Almost
the fin-t sight cuucht of him was in -the
blaze of bis cuiup fires and flashes of Ms
guns those w intry days and nights ia
front cf Dotieleon. Hn ri.e from an ob
scure lieutenant to tha command of the
veteran arm.tr of the great republic; bis
transition from a frontier post of the un
trodden wct to the execntive mansion of
the nation; Lit sitting at one time in a
little store in Galena, not even known to
tbe cocgresmau of his district; at an
another tin.e striding tfcrough the palaces
of the Old World, with the descendants
Of a 1 be cf tints rising and .ulvancing
uncovered in his presence; bis bumble
birth in an obscure town scarcely known
to the geoirr!er; his aeoniziug iilne-s
and courageous death in the chief city cf
the country l.e Lad saved, with a nation's
prayer breathed m Lis b.-half from every
pulpit aiid tvery fireside in the land.
These are sors.e of the features of bis mar
velous career which appeal to the imag
ination, exci'.e rneu's wonder and fasci
nate all who make a study of his life.
tijuul to Every l:mercenry.
"Both bis moral and physical cournge
were equal to every emergency in which
he was placed. Never unduly elated by
victory or dspressed by defeat, be was
calm amiaVst excitement, patient under
trials, and never in bis life uttered an
oath or imprecation. His habits were
simple and be enjoyed a physical consti
tution which enabled him to endure every
form of fatigue and privation incident to
military service in .the field. While pos
sessing a sensitive nature and a singu
larly tender itenrt be never allowed his
sensibilities to interfere with the stern
duties of a soldier.
His Career as President.
"So brilliant was bis career as a soldier
that we are too apt to overlook the suc
cesses be achieved as a statesman; but
when we sum up the events of bis presi
dential ter.i.s their magnitude is such
that they challenge comparison with
those of any other chief magistrate since
th formation of tbe government. At the
close of his eiht years of honest, earnest
labor be left no unfinished work to turn
. over to his successor. There was peace
within our borders peace with all the
world, and tbe name of America stood
higher on the honor roll of nations than it
ever bad stood In fore.
Loyalty H is Cli-rf C'liarurterNtle.
"If there be one word which describes
better than any other the predominating
characteristic of bis nature, that word is
loyalty. He was loyal to bis friends,
loyal to bis fmnily, loyal to bis country,
and loyal to bis God. Tbis trait naturally
produced a reciprocal effect upon those
who were brought into relations with
Lim and whs one of the chief reasons why
men became so loyally attached to him.
Perhaps no other man than Gen. Grant
ever bad so innuy personal friends who
loved him for his own sake, whose affec
tion only strengthened with time, nhoss
attachment never varied in its devotion,
whether be was captain or geueral or
president or simply private citizeu.
Created fur Great Emergencies.
He was created for great emergencies.
It was the very magnitude of tbe task
that called forth tbe powers which mas
tered it. In ordinary matters be was an
ordinary man; in momentous affairs ha
towered as a giant When performing
the routine, duties of; a company post
there was no txt to make" hla conspicu
ous above his fellow officers, but when he
wielded corps and armies the great quali
ties of the commander flashed forth, and
his master strokes of genius stamped him
as tbe formost soldier of (bis age. When
he hauled wood from his little farm and
old it in St. Lonis, his financiering was
hardly equal to that of the small farmers
about him; bat when a message was to be
sent by a president to congress that would
puncture the : fallacies of tbe inflationists
and throttle by a veto the attempt of un
wise legislation to cripple the finances of
the nation, a state paper was produced so
profound in its reasoning that it has ever
since commanded the wonder and admir
ation f every believer in sound currency.
He was made for great things .not for lit
tle. He could collect tl5,(X0,000 from
Great Britain in settlement of the Ala
bama claims; be could not protect his
own personal savings from the miscreants
who robbed bim in Wall street. "
The Honors to His Ashes.
After referring to the heroism with
which he met the advances of death, the
orator said that at "last" he was per
mitted to enjoy what he had pleaded for
in behalf of others, for the Lord had let
him have peace. His remains were borne
to their resticg place by the tender hands
of his own veterans. As the funeral
train wended its solemn way to Riverside
the flag which had never been lowered in
bis presence, dropped to half mast, as if
conscious that bis strong aim was no
loDgcr there to hold it to the peak. The
jation stood within the shadow of an
overpowering grief, and sorrowing people
wove their garlands of eternal farewell.
Distant lands uniting in our grief hung
out their emblems of mourning, and even
historic Westminster flan? wide it portals
as if to let tbe spirits of England s illus
trious dead li-ten to the funeral march cf
a brother in greatness.
A Tomb Worthy of Ilia Renown.
"Xo effort of human hands can add a
single laurel to his brow; but the people
whom he served have resolved to fashion
a tomb worthy of his ashes, and rear in
monumental rock a fitting tribute to his
time. We have assembled to-day on this
selected site to take steps preliminary to
the work. Tbe monumental sepulchre
erected here will be the shrine at which
American patriots will worship. Genera
tions yet to come will pause to read the
Inscription on the portals, and the voices
of a grateful people will ascend from this
consecrated spot as incense rises from the
holy places, invoking blessings on the
memory of him who bad filled to the very
full tbe largest measure of human great
ness, and covered the earth with his re
nown." Commander Freeman's Remarks.
The chorus sang "America," when Com
mander Freeman arose to initiate the
particular ceremony of the day the
breaking of ground for the monument.
The spade which be used was a superb
specimen of American handicraft made
by tbe Gorbam Manufacturing company,
and bearing an inscription, giving tlie
chief events cf Gen. Grant's career. Be
fore turning up the sod. Commander
Freeman said that Greece had its heroes,
men who won fame by a single act, or
gave their lives to carry out a noble pur
pose. "The world is fall of monuments to
the great and good of generations past
every nation has its sacred shrines.
Grandest Soldier of Them AIL
fcBut we come to-day to perform the
preparatory work for a monument to the
grandest soldier of them all Ulysses S.
Grant. Born in comparative poverty, be
made his way step by step to the highest
honor which this nation could bestow.
Without brilliant genius or gift of ora
torj. be furnished inspiration for others
and pus-Led right on in his purpose until
the goal was reached. His ashes rest
here, but our broad land is bis burial
place. We called Lim ours, but the na
tions of the civilized world vied with each
other in showing Lim honor.
The Turning of the First Sod.
-Now, in the presence of Al
mighty God and these vritnes.e, we, the
representatives of tbo Grand Army of tha
Republic, lH'ak the sol preparatory to
laying the foundation of the monument
which shall :tand as a slight expression
of the love of this nation for its great
chieftain, an i shall tell to all the world
that the United States of America does
not forget its heroic dead."
At tne close of his remarks Commander
Freemnn took the spade in his hands and
with it to-ed up the earth. This ended
the ctiemouits and tbe crowd dispersed.
THE GENERAL'S GRANDDAUGHTER.
Littit Vivi u Sartori Attends a Memor
Vivien Snrtoris, the little granddaugh
ter of Gen. Grant, sat next the toast mas
ter 1 tst niht in Dalmonico's dining
room, where a distinguished company
were celebrating the anniversary of the
general's birthday. At first she sat in the
balcony looking down on Senator Evarts,
Dr. Depew, and Judge Wallace, and Gen.
HowHrd and Secretary Noble an l S;nor
Romero, and Col. Elliott SheparJ aud the
rest. With ber were her mother and
grandmother, and other ladies.
Came Down to Hear the Speeches.
But when the speeches began she came
down and General Collins put her in a
big chair. At the bead of the main table
sat Joseph H. Cboate. Next to bim w.s
Senator Evarts. Tben came the little
girl with tbe big black hat, wreathed
with wild flowers, on his long, flawing
brown hair. She looked around inter
estedly at the handsome men, old and
young, at the bin bank of roses aud hya
cinths which spelled out the qualities of
tbe general, a quality for each table. be
studied tbe portraits of Lincoln, jprant,
Sherman and Sheridau rauged against
the wall at tbe back of the room. But
wben tbe speeches began she settled her
self to listen.
Liked Evarts' Lone Sentences.
Her small gloved bands were folded in
ber lap and ber wavy brown hair
streamed over either shoulder. She opened
her gray eyes wide. She was evidently
much impressed by the eloquence of Mr.
Cboate, who began the speecLinaking.
She applauded him a good deal when he
had done. Then she began to listen to
Senator Evarts. She studied his promi
nent features carefully, and seemed to
like to hear tbe long sentences. The oth
ers she beard were Ma j. Kyrle Douglass,
Frederick Taylor, John S. Wise and Sec
Mrs. Grant Applauded.
Mrs. Grant appeared in tbe balcony just
before the speaking began. Every one
present arose and applauded at her ap
pearauce. She was accompanied by Mrs.
bartons, Mr. Gen. Sullis, Mrs. i asset.
Master Lionel Sartoris and Miss Sar
toris. VA nine Blooded St. Bernard Sold.
BoOTOS. Mass., April 28. J. K. Em
met's St. Bernard dog Plinlionon has
been purchased for $5,0J0 by E. H. Moore,
PAY DP OR GET OUT
How Jackson Collected a Tail'
LET IS OLDEST OF SIXTY YEAES AGO.
Interesting Correspondence Never Pub
lished Before A Tailor's Appeal
Made the Subject of an Executive Or
der, and an Unreliable Tonne State
Department Clerk Given tbe Alterna
tive of Paying His Debts or Walking
the Official Plants
New Yoek, April 2& The recent action
of the Merchant Tailors' National e-
faange in waving the red flag in the faces
t debtors and selling at auction their
l.opeless, unpaid bills occasioned a stir of
furprise. Just fifty-eight years ago this
Mouth a tailor who had been beguiled
iito trusting a gentlemanly appearing
joungman a government employe for
a somewhat costly suit or clothes, and
vho, after depending on his repeated
I romises to pay for nearly two years, was
t red out, made bold to appeal ta Andrew
Jackson, then president of the United
States, to have the delinquent debtor
brought to justice and his own wrongs
r ghted. His confidence in the paternal
interest of President Jackson in the wel
fare of the humblest citizeu, and his de
termination to enforce honesty, at least
in tbe state department, was well placed,
The Tailor's Yfoful Plaint.
The straightforward fctatement ot the
c ise by the .tailor is a model ia its way,
a id the autographic order by the presi
dent, which is appended to the petition is
unique and characteristic It has never
b-fore been published.
"Washisoiox. April 20, 1S33. To THE
Fresidest of the Uxited States: The
signer of tbis, your bumble servant, begs
leave of you to lend an ear to the state
ment of a case of mine against James
Gooch, a cierk ia the state department.
Ha came to my store November 26, 1S31,
and got measured for a suit of clothes,
amounting to 64.50 for which he prom
ised to pay me in sixty days; and his hav
ing the appearance of a gentleman, I took
h .mtobe one. He too'i tbe clothes on
tlose terms. At the expiration of the
si sty days I sent to him, and he promised
further until twelve months expired.
Finding no other way of receiving my
money, I entered a suit against him, for
which I received a judgment after be en-te-ed
the office, when be took tbe benefit
of insolvency; and having understood
thityour highness bad taken the steps
for the benefit of mechanics and other
citizens of this place by removing or other-vise
making the clerks pay their honest
deots, and I hope it will not be in vain, as
I lave a large family depending on me
for support, nd losing this will rob them
of their dues. Respectfully, your hum
ble and obcd.ent servant,
Christian E. Kxoof."
President Jackson's Action.
To this appeal is appjn Jed in the presi
dent's handwriting: "Referred to the
secretary of state. If on inquiry the fact
sUited te true, unless the clerk pay up the
dejt, let bim be forthwith discharged.
The government would become a party to
su h swindling provided it permitted its
officers to become indebted for necessaries
an 1 not see that they paid their debts out
of iheir salaries. Honest men will pay
thtir debts; such men must not be em
pic yed by the government. A. J."
"This is referrjd to Amos Kendall, Esq.,
and on ?10 per month being secured to E.
Ki of, Mr. Gooch to be continued in bis
office. A. J."
I:, is not recorded that the tailor got his
raoaey from Mr. Gooch, but it is probable
tha; he did.
EEING THE SiGHTS AT 'FRISCO.
Tlx- President Puts in a Busy Day at the
Sts Fkancisci", April 2S. The first
eve it of ye-itenlay in the programme of
ent.-rtaiuiiieui of the president and party
wa the review of the public school chil
dren, who were drawu up in line on both
sides of the street. The president drove
donncne line and back tbe other, the
ehillrea cheering vociferously. Golden
Gat i park was next visited and then Su
tro heights where luncheon was served.
The next drive was to Presidio, where the
president reviewed the troops stationed at
tbe post and witnessed artillery and cav
alry drills. In the evening at the Palace
Lott 1 I'resident and Mrs. Harrison re
ceiv?d representatives of the army and
navr first and then a larse number of in
vite 1 guests. Several bands of music
wer; in attendance during tbe reception.
A Half Honr with the Zeta Phi.
Ii ior to this the Zsta Phi fraternity en
tertained the president for half an hour.
During bis Miami college days the presi
dent was a member of tbis fraternity, and
tbe coast organization so arranged their
own banquet that tbe president would be
enadtdto attend it. At last night's re
cept.on Mrs. Harrison received a souvenir
from the lad es of San Francisco. It was
an e egant silver card tbey tastefully de
sign-id. lue reception lasted until 11
o'clock, wben the entire party retired.
The Accident to Mrs. Eaton.
Shortly after it occurred Sunday, the
pres dent received news of the accident
to h's sister. Mr. Eaton, and for a time it
look 1 ns though this untoward event
wou dbrc.i!; ;:;) the excursion, usthepresi
deatannounced bis intutiou, if reassuring
newf was not received, of returning east
nt (I ce. B;it. fortunately good news ar
rive yesienbir. and if there is up relapse
the excur-ion programme will be carried
T he Fresiileut's Sister Recovering.
Cl -CINSATI. April 28. A telegram from
Nort u iiend last night states that Mrs.
Eatou is out of danger and improving
rapii.ly. Miss Moore's condition is not so
critii al as ut first supposed. Both laiiies
will lie up and about in a day or two.
Tbe Fend Mill On.
Pa ikersei'Rg, W. Va., April 28 The
report of a marriage, which it was re
p?rtel would oc:ur to-morrow be
tween a son of tbe iiatfields and a daugh
ter of the McCoys, which would seal tbe
bonds of peacs between these warring
families, is declared by a journal pub
lished in the region of tbe troubles to be
witnt ut foundation. For two years no
outbreak h.-s occurred between these
famil es, but tbey are still deadly ene
mies, and provocation alone is necessary
to precipitate more trouble. No wedding
has been thought ot
The latest report from the Chilian war
saystbat tbe insurgent ironclod Huascar
has been sunk by the forces of Bai
rn acac a
When I bcesi rising Ely's Cream Balm
my catarrh was so bad I had headache
tbe whole time and discharged a large
amount of filthy matter. This baa al
most entirely disappeared and I have not
had headache since. J. H. Sommers,
F!ci Eeedafbeead tellers c!l tbe troubles !nefr
ce&t to a bilious Etate of tbe system, such aa
lizziiieis, hauwa, iTowsiDoeB, DUtresa aftes
c-f.tir.cr. liia in the SiJe, kc -While their most
rc&ule success has been shown in curing
UeaSaeha. rot Carter's Little liver PTQS are
equitT valn&ble in Constipation, cwtdq anl pre
venting th'snncviiiaeoiaplaiat.irhie tbey &laa
fcvor atd regulate tbe bowela. tea if theycnl
Ji-5, e thee wculd be almost priceless to those wr.9
euf.er from thisdii'trMRing complaint; but forto
titilv theirgoodncsa dxa no'.cnd htrenil those
wnoctcotry them will bnd fnem little pills valti
tfclo in eo many wars th&t they mil cot bo
4ing to do without them. Bat iiier ailslck hoi4
'l the tune of rc many lives that bra Is wfcrs
wo mike our great hoast. Oarfillaccreitirhiie
Carter's Little Liver PflTs are very small and
rmccntouia One or two r illa wake dose.
They are etnctly vegetable and do not gripe or
pcrpe, but It tueix gen Ua action please all hi
ucthetc Invialaat25centa; Cvefortl. Sold
fcj druggist everynhare, or neat by mail.
CARTER MEDICINE CO., New York.
SMALL PILL SMALL DQSF. SMALL PRlCi?
Da. HocrHMTVSrecincs are scientifically and
carefully prepared prmcrlption ; used for many
years in private practice with suecewnd f orover
thirty yean used by tbe people. Every tingle Bpe
clfic i a special care for the disease named.
Thee spec i flea cure without drapglmr. porr
hut or reducing the system, and are in fact and
deed the sovereign re aaedicssl t aeWarld.
UST or rarrciTAi. soa. eras.
1 fevers, lonmanon. lnaammation. ..
4 Worms, Worm Feer. Worm Colic .
i frying- Co lie, or Teething of I Mania
4 IMarrhea. of Children or Adult....
5 ITentery Uriping. bUlous Colic .
6 Cholera M or has. Vomiting
7 Conga. Cold, Bronchitis
S Nearalgia, Toothache. Faceache ...
Headaches, Kick Headache, Vertigo
10 Iypepia, BUloua S-tomarh
11 appreased or Paiafal Periods.
I'i V hues, too Profuso Period
13 f roan. Comrh. Difficult Breathlns ...
?alt Khenm. trvaipeias. uipuou.
Kbeaaaatiftaa, hbetunatk Pains
Fever and A nr. Chill. Hilar!.... .St
Rlinri or blevdtno-
Catarrh, Inflnenia, Cc3d in tbe Read
I Whoopiuc Coach. Violent Cough.
: tieneral llrbilit .1 hyslcai Weakness
Nervoas Debility 1
1 rinary Weakness. Wertina Bed. .AO
Itiseaaes of theHrart.PalpltaUou 1.00
Sold by pTugyfcere. or sent postpaid on iwelpt
ot price. I'R. HrxPBBEYf' JU- ii, ()U pages)
richly boend In cloth and gold, mailed tree.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO,
Cor. William and John Streets, Maw York.
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Over American Express office,
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With the wornierfui rrxnnjr,
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NerTDBnef. All drain and
lowtof power, in either Mrx,
caused by youthful errors,
or ex")Te ue of tobauw.
PatmfiB aarr arra-at mva nr st tmii tun tat. whirh wrwn
lend tiold ee and inanitr. MKttVK KFKl K
Lket Chirac & per bx. iMtp-vicL, 6 for 5
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Wionght and Cast Iron and Lead Pip.
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
TBest work at fair prices. Estimates fumiehed.
Office and shop 219 16th St. Telephone 1182.
CHAS. W. YERBURY. Manager.
Rock Island, 111.
Successor to Adameon & Ruick,
Rock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
tggT8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
racosroBATSo usdkk tub thk state- law.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., .
Open dan j trots 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., sad Saturday evenicga from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned oa Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. P. REYNOLDS, Pres. f C. DSSKJIAXS, Vice-Pres. J. H. BTJTORD. Cat! :-r
P. L. Mitchell, B. P. Reycolda, P. C. Deckmacn. John Crobatira. C. P. Lycde,
J. J. Beimers. L. Simon. S. W. Ham, J. X. B&fcrd.
Jacksos 4 Bcaev, Solicitors.
EVWTJ becin bcelnes JuIt 8, 1890, and will occcjy backing mora with Mitcbeli A Lytie
nnul cew baoit ia campietcd.
What Constitutes a - Tailor-Made Suit?
Wby, one that is rat especially for yon by a lain who i an artist and tboronphly under-'-.i is
hit bainne: t. It 1 ibt n made (y a man nho ha. put in years learning his trade, ind ie a
terworkman. That i.whTclotliiiie men try to pae eff their goods as tailor made, whvs :a
fact they are mule bywemenin factne n. thefa-t.t rtsrrauon p-ices. Patronize hosi- :tt
dnstryaadlet oe ki-ep oar money right here at tome, and not setd it tat fur foreign l-1'::
ROGERS THE TAILOR,
3 1 4 BRADY ST., DAVENPORT, IA., .
hu thlargeftf-tcck of eultincf ar.d pactlnps in the three citiea and is making them np at iok -J:
price?, and giving satisfaction tvery time. Fit and grvie guaranteed. Baits made to tost
mt:ure $i) and up. I'an:s mads to your measure 5 and np. '
ROGERS THE TAILOR.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest ever rbawn in the City, at
MISS C. HAAS',
successor tolMias.Petersen, XoK23 second avenue. Rock I-.i.
Thevcr ylatest sty:?s in;pa:terns, hats, bonnets, ribbons, !aces"and fancyocds.
trand Openiuff of
(moiotatbnuk) Joe Hubers Garden,
SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2d.
Blener-g Band will furnish tbe music. Come one, come a'J.
BRING G oods
arc opcnlngtne most complete line of Hardware specialties ever offend ta Est
Island beside onr res;n!ar s'ock of staple and bunders' Hardware
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Eto.
SPECIALTIES Climax Cooks and EanCe., -Florida- sad Wilber Hot Water Heaters
Florida Steam BoUera, Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Pomaces, Ttm
sad Sheet Iron work. Plumbing, Coppcrsmlthlng and Steam Fitting.
BAKER 8c HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenue, Rock Island.