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k Island Daily Argus.
VOL, XL, NO. 186.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1S92.
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HE RAN THE MOTOR.
An Incident of the President's
TO BEEAXFAST BY ELECTBIO LINE.
tea mai wnen war was inevitable they
could fig., t well, and said: 'We brought
into full participation of the glories of the
Union those who had sought to destroy
it, aud it glaudens my heart now to be
lieve that tb.' love for the old flag is so re
vered in the southern states and that they
would vie with m.irtial order to be at the
front if we should ever be called to meet
a common foe. Glorious victory, and
God blessed peacel No yoke upon the de
feated, the conquered, except that yoke
which we wore, comrades, when we re-
lined our place as citizens."
'fKfi But Goei Ahead W ithout Waiting
j, for the Hell Synopsis of Ills Speech at
'the Monument Dedication Specimens
ij( of Memorial Day Kloquence at New
" York and Washington Decoration Day
Rochester, X. Y., May 31. An inter
esting incident of the president's visit to
this city was his trip on the electric line
to Ontario Reach to eat a fish breakfast
prepared for him. As a general thing a
man doesn't care to travel several miles
to his Ireakfast, but the novelty of this
trip was sufficient to make it enjoyable.
Among those who with the president took
the trip were Secretary Noble; General
Henderson, of Illinois; Hon. Frederick
Douglass, and Representative Outhwaite,
of Ohio. The only food taken before the
start was a cup of coffee each. The locaj
committee, headed by lion. Charles S.
Raker, which called for the president at
(:'M o'clock, found him ready to start. The
P'irty went on foot to tli "corner of State
street, one block away, where the private
car of the Rochester Street Railway com
pany was waiting.
Wheelmen as an Escort.
It was a richly decorated electric motor
car, carpeted and furnished with uphol
stered wicker chairs. The interior effect
was that of a drawing room. The run to
the lake over the electric road was made
in about 30 minutes. The members of the
Rochester Wheelmen's league constituted
themselves a presidential escort for the
morning and they kept along with the car
pretty steadily on its run along the boule
vard. Representatives of all the Roches
ter clubs were in line, including the
Ladies' Xational Bicycle club. On the
way to the beach the president received
many cordial greetings from the crowds
along the route.
The Breakfast at the lleach.
On arriving at the beach breakfast was
served in the dining room of the hotel.
The president was seated at a round table
in the center. About the room were eight
smaller tables. On each of them was a
vase of Madame Guillot roses. In the cen
ter of the president's table was a minia
ture lake bordered with lilies of the val
ley, in which w as au island of delicate
pink roses. About the lake were pink
caudles with pink shades and a pink silk
scarf was draped around them. A band
in an adjoining room played soft music
while the breakfast was served.
Decorations on the Walls.
The wall decorations were exquisite.
They were chiefly apple branches heavily
laden w ith blossoms. Iu the panels hung
silken banners. Directly opposite the
president was a picture of President Wil
liam Henry Harrison. On the president's
right at the table was Hon. William Pur
cell, on his left Mayor. Curran. On the
left of the mayor was Governor Flower.
The president kept his overcoat on during
the meal for the room was quite chilly.
He left the table before the omelette was
served and returned to the parlor. There
was a few minutes delay in getting the
cars ready, but a start was made at 9:40
A Distinguished Motorman.
The most interesting incident of the re
turn trip occurred when President Beck
ley, of the Rochester Railway company,
asked the president to turn on the current.
The car was stopped, the motorman
stepped aside and the president took his
place. He grasiied the lever with his right
hand and gradually turned on the current.
He seemyd to enjoy the experience
thoroughly. Just before the car reached
a sharp curve, he president saw Right
Rev. Bernard McQuade, the venerable
Roman Catholic bishop of the Rochester
diocese, standing beside the track, and
stopped the car to let him get on. Then,
not waiting for a signal, he started the
I mot or and took the car around the curve
I at Blow speed.
flower Was Nervous.
A minute later the president surrendered
the lever and entered the car to meet the
bishop. Shortly afterward Governor
Flower took hold of the lever for a few
minutes, but he seemed ill at ease and re
quired a great deal of coaching. The
president remained in conversation with
the bishop until the car reached the resi
dence district, when he went out on the
platform and with Governor Flower ac
knowledged the greeting of the crowds
aloug t he st reet. The party reached the
Powers hotel at 11:30 o'clock.
A Cheer for Fred Douglass.
They had to fight their way through the
hotel lobby. The crowd cheered as the
president started up the stairs aud the
president turued when he got to the land
ing and bowed. A few minutes later a
cheer was given for white-haired Fred
Douglass as he passed up the stairs. The
president and Governor Flower then gave
a public reception in the parlors and shook
hands with several thousand people.
SPEECH AT THE MONUMENT
Impatient to Hear Harrison the Tets
Snub the Orator of the Day.
The oration at the monument unveiling
was very long, and was followed by a
long poem (about two columns nonpa
reil). The veterans waited patiently to
hear the president until they got tired and
began calling "Harrison." The speech was
cut and so was the poem, amid laughter.
The president's reception was most en
thusiastic. The veterans cheered again
and again, waviug their bats. Every
point in the speech called for enthusiastic
demonstrations. A rudeness unusual to
the audience which the president has ad
dressed was displayed at one place in the
speech by some listener who cried: "James
U. Blaine" twice. He was suppressed by
The President Speaks Briefly.
Gen. Harrisons speech was brief and
patriotic. He praised the patriotic enthu-
aiasm which bad attended the exercises;
said the neoDle of the north were neaceful
DECORATION DAY ELOQUENCE.
year, declining to have anything to do
with the negroes, who in consequence mo
nopolized the celebration.
The General Observance.
' Chicago, May 81. Decoration Day was
well observed all over the United States.
Monuments were dedicated at Muskegon,
Mich ; Farmingtoijf Ills ; Lenox, Mass.;
Rochester, X. Y., and Mobile, Ala., the
latter to Illinoisans who died at Fort
Blakely. President Harrison sent a laurel
wreath to the national cemetery at Chat
tanooga in memory of the "unknown"
dead. Ex-Confederates dedicated a mon
ument at Richmond, Va., to General A.
orant s bnlogT 1 ronounced by an
Confederate Hla Magnanimity.
Xl-:w Yokk, May: 31. Colonel Charles
Marshall, an ex-Confederate, delivered the
oration at t he tomb of General Grant yes
terday before a great audience, composed
of large numbers of veterans aud a throng
of other citizens. His closing words are
Left No Legacy of Hate.
"When we remember the legacy of hate
and revenge that successful war
n . i . .: . . 1
usually ieiL wintru nit: iciur aim ine. . . . , . . ; .
: , . , ... . ' possession of the facts refused to go into
vanquished, a hate that has in some cases . . , . , .
, , particulars enough was learned to snow
outlived centuries, we can better appre- thflt th IlIflns
new romnanv are
magnitude of the services of ' nearly matured, that they areofapur-
GOiNG TO FIGHT THE STANDARD.
A ' Huge Corporation With .Untold
Millions Urinding Its Knife.
Chicago, May 31.--According to well
posted peons the oil fields of Pennsyl
vania, Wc-t Virginia and Ohio are not to
remain the undisputed possession of the
Standard Oil company. The existence of
another huge corporation composed of
I London and Chicago capitalists became
s known yesterday, and while those la
ciate the magnitude of the services of
those to whom we are indebted for such a' r,n and ivnr ir nutu them rommensu-
happy ending of a bloody war. I am here P!4ta with ,he extensive operations of the
touay wan some or my late companions in 1 Standard Oil company, making them a
arms, an5 With the be'ief that I express fvrr,,i.i,.b'A r!vl to that concern, and that
the feelings of every Confederate soldier, ' tlie fm.lUCjai backers of the new venture
to bear witness that the American people '
are indebted for this creat blessinir. for all
the good that followed it, and for exemp-' magnates.
iiuu iruin me countless ewis iiiubnere
averted by it, to the illustrious man whose
crave we strew with flowers of gratitude I
and affectionate veneration, more than t o .
any other. I
Grant Was a Peacemaker.
"Great as were'his achievements In war, '
I think his crowning glory was that of a
. " . .si WIFVIISMUUO US. WlVi V
peacemaKer, anu tnai to mm Deiongs tne tentlon to counect with the seaboard all
i.iessing promised to the peacemaKer. the prjucjpai oil produci ng re gions. In a
When Grant first opened the correspond- qaiet way the new company has already
ence with Lee which led to the meeting' Mirrf n5,.i nf .vrI vpIIb irhns
.-luijuuwiiiuA Ltw uroyoseu to uiscuss iuu ,
have much or more money in Bight now
than that controlled by Standard Oil
M iu nave a 1'lpe Line ax Ouc.
A pipe line will be constructed from-the
oil regions cf West Virginia, Ohio, and
Pennsylvania to the seaboard.and 2,506,0OO
will be expeuded in this construction the
Very first thing; but this sum will be but
a beginning in comparison with the future
operations of the company. It is the in
terna of a general pacification. Grant
decliued to consider anything except the
surrender of Lee's army, assigning as a
reason his want of authority to deal with
political matters. The day after the meet
ing at which the terms of surrender were
agreed upon another interview took place
between Grant and Lee, and when Lee re
turped he repeated in the presence of sev
eral ot his staff the substance of the con
versation. "American" Blood Was Sacred.
"Grant said to General Lee with great
emphasis: 'General Lee, I want this war
to end without the shedding of another
drop of American blood.' Xot northern
blood, nor southern blood, but 'American'
blood, for in his eye all the men
around him, and all those who might be
then confronting each other on other
fields over the wide area of war, were
Americaus. This 'American blood' flows
in the veins of all of us, and let it be sacred
in our eyes also, henceforth aud forever,
ready to be poured without stint as. a li
bation upon the altar of our common
country, never to be shed again in fratri
"Grant the Magnanimous.
"Here upon this sacred spot, my breth
ren, raise a noble and grand temple, the
hope and assurance of the defenders of
. our national faith, and upon this altar in-
' 1 - 1 . 1 - M . 1 "
bunue lor uie leacuing 01 ine coming gen
erations of Americans the illustrious
name, "Grant of Appomattox, Grant the
GEN. HASTINGS AT ARLINGTON.
Magnitude of the Struggle and of the
List or the Fallen.
Washington, May 31. General Hast
ings made the principal oration at Arling
ton cemetery yesterday. His peroration
was in part as follows: "Twenty-seven
years have passed since the bugle of peace
sounded the recall and the armies of Grant
and Lee marched back to their homes and
to peaceful citizenship. Twenf f-seven
times have these graves been embalmed in
the impartial snows of winter and touched
into beauty by the dewy fingers of spring,
and as often have the living paid tribute
of love and devotion, which we today re
new. Twenty-six hundred thousand men
wore the uniform and fought in the war
The Question and the Verdict.
"After Appomattox more than 1,000,000
received the only decoration known to
American heraldry an honorable dis
charge. In the army of the south, all told,
were more than 1,500,000 men. For four
years over au area of S W.000 square miles,
led on both sides by incomparable com.
manders, on one hundred battle fields, with
an unexampled courage and valor, they
fought to determine the question whether
union and liberty should remain one and
inseparable and both sides accepted the
Half a Million Names on tl Death Bolls.
"You who here stand among the head
stones of 30,0 Al fallen comrades know that
the death rolls alone of both armies num
bered "K.J,(X0 names 300,000 from your
own ranks. Alas, how few survive
today. Where are your comrades? You
who fought with SLermau may well re
member the graves that dotted his path
way from Atlanta to the sea. You who
followed Mead -j and Hancock and Rey
nolds at Gettysburg know that loving
hands and hearts are there today perform
ing a Bervice of tenderest love.
Their Memory Perpetuated..
"Those who shared in Hooker's glory
above the ciouds at Lookout Mountain;
who crossed with Hart ran ft the stone
bridge at Antietnm; who were with Far-
ragut lashed to the mast in the harbor of
Mobile; who saw the horse and rider that
turued defeat into victory when Sheridan
galloped down the valley of the Shenan
doah; who witnessed the closing scene
when Grant returned the sword of Lee,
but accepted the surrender of his armv;
need not be told that God's own treasures
of beauty, gathered from hillside and val
ley, will be today the almoners of love to
perpetuate the memory of your failed com
Kept by Negroes at New Orleans.
New Orleans, May 31. The Decoratiou
Pa; celebration here was entirely In the
hands of the colored posts of the G. A. R.
The white people had memorial services
at the churches Sunday, but refused to o
to the national cemetery, and Confeder
ate veterans who have presented floral
flow reaches several thousand barrels -. -dally,
and also a large amount of territory ;
In the oil regions, which is yet unde
veloped, but which is known to be rich in
LOST IN THE WILDERNESS.
Sufferings of Three Persons in Mexico and
Probable Loss of Onf
El Paso, Tex., May 3i.-vrafis-vG.
Bailey, a well-to-docitizen of Palomas.Mex
ico, accompanied by his young wife and a
Mexican boy, left Palomas two weeks ago
to come to El Paso to puschase supplies.
They arrived here on time, made their
purchases in Juarez and El Paso, and
eight days ago started on their return
home. Wednesday night the boy arrived
at Palomas. He was almost entirely
naked and had a bullet wound in one of
his legs. He had started out to find water,
but failed, and his horses had escaped
The Husband Is Missing.
He was suffering for water and to
quench his thirst he shot himself in the
leg and sucked the blood from the wound
and drank it. A recruiting party started
in search of Mr. Bailey and wife. Friday
evening at dusk the party found Mrs.
Bailey. She stated that her husband left
her Firday morning to return to
Juarez for horses and water. The rescu
ing party went to Juarez, but failed to
find Mr. Bailey. It is possible that he lost
--r crirhod i t-;
The Loral Markets. ij
GBA1K, ETC. I
Rye TMrtAr. r
Bran -t5c per cwt,
Shipstuff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothv. SliaiS: nrairle. loan: olnrer
Jt2.10; baled. 11 U0.
Butter Fslrto choice, 16c; creamery,
Escs Fref ta. 16c ; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. IUQ.12W. turkeys. 12U
docks, r-'Hc: geese, 10c.
FKVIT AND yiorTABLIS.
Apples fJ.arnaS2.75 per bbl.
Cattle Batchers Day for corn fed steers
H&e cows and fieifer, 2tf&3c: calves
8 (24 He
Bheea 4&Sc. 1
Hard 7 WtL 75.
Soft S la&y 30.
HIDE. WOOL, SEEDS, ETC.
Hides, dry 4c per lb.
' green 3c per lb.
Grubby No. 2 3c
Green Salted pure No. 1, 4V4c.
Wool. Buwaf hed. 18c
Lime, per bh', 75c.
Stucco, per bbl. ti 75. .
Clover seed, per bu. $3 50.
Timotliy, per bu. f I 50.
Common boards $1 6.
JoiM Scantling and timber. IS to 16 feet, JU.
Every additional foot inlentb 50 cent.
X A X Shingles J 75.
Lath Si 50.
Fencinr UltolCfiet $18.
Mock board?, rough $1'1
" " dreetedfl7.
C. flooring $30 .,
Flniphlni; Lnmlier. drrssed JJO3540
11 u ir
LESS THAU HALF THE
SOLD IN CAHS'OrM.
offerings in the past refused to do so this
f and did not want war, but had demonstra-