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BOCK XSLAUD, ILL., "WEDNESDAY, JUHE 26. 1835.
POLITICS IS MIXED
Down in the State of Carlisle
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION DODTQS.
Mener" Ttnpotwf Chairman
Who la for a Free Silver Gubernatorial
Candidate, aad a "Sound Toner" Reso
lutions Committee la a Convention
Which Will Nominal tha Temporary
Chn'rmaa's Han Political Kotta.
Locisvilib, Jane 20. Tho admlnlitra'
tion and Secretary Carlisle were certain
ly favorite In the Democratic) itate con
vention at its first session. The silverites
went into the district meeting in the
morning and into the convention at noon
with confidence. It the district meet
ing! thejr were beaten two to one. Jhey
claimed four oat of eleven district mem
bers of the committee on resolutions, bat
the administration men claim that the
committee stands eight to three origi
nally, against free silver, and as com,
pletcd nine to, four. vsomplexion ot
tins committeo coula not have bean
changed by the appointment of both
members nt large from the silverites.
But when Judge William Beckner, as
temporary chairman, ditlUed the mem
bers at large, giving one of the two to
each t'de, the silver men felt that they
had bfcen outclassed, although thoy would
not con f eta to being outnumbered.
sound Money" Men for Hardin.
They claimed a victor in the election
of Beck ncr over Stone, but after the for
mer divided the appointments equally on
all tho committees and announced bis
conservative views no claims were made
on him. Stone would have appointed
only "sound money" men on the commit
tees. Judge Beckner is a "jound money"
man, but favors General Hardin for
governor. Although Goneral Hardin fa
vors freo coinage ha has been supported
throughout by many who insist on a
"sound money" platform for him. The
feature of tho day was tho dofoat in his
home district of Senator J. C. S. Black
burn for member of the committee on
resolutions by Professor Arthur Yeagor,
a man of pronounced gold standard views,
but who has devoted his time to college
work and not to politics.
Senator Blackburn nspired to tho chair
manship of this committee and expected
to hovo a majority of its members with
him for freo silver and against Ciovoland
and Carlisle. When Blackburn was de
feated in the Seventh district it was as
certained that the Hardin men did not
want to bo embarrassed by his appoint
ment as ono of the members -at-large and
then W. T. Ellis, of the Second district,
offered Senator Blackburn his proxy.
Objections were raised in the convention
on the announcement of Blackburn's
namo for the committee from the Sec
ond district. Blackburn'a friends thought
bo should be on the committee, and es
pecially alter tho appointment of his col
league, Senator Lindsay, and the selec
tion of his opponent James B. McCrcary,
but Blackburn did not want to servo on
the committeo after his defeat In his old
district, and especially after it was known
that ho would bo in such a small minor
ity. Thcro was a double contest in selecting
members of the committee on resolutions.
First, both tho silver and gold mon
wanted to get a majority of members so
as to havo their respective views incorpor
ated In the platform. Second, Senator
Joe Muck burn and n Governor J. B. Mc
Crcary, both candidates for the senator
ship, were running their first heats in
competing for tha chairmanship of tho
committee on resolutions. Tho sonator
shlp is Involved in the control of tho con
vention more than the povornorshlp or
any of tho stato olllzcs. 1 he other candi
dates for senutor are cx Governor Buck
ner and Governor Brown. Blackburn
and Brown are for free silver; McCrcary
and Buckucr are npalnst it.
ASSEMBLING or THE CONVENTION.
leader of tho Uardm Forces Klcoted Tem
Musio Hall, where the convention
met. was packed long before the hour of
meeting. Chairman Carroll, of tho stato
committee, wielded tho gavel and after a
speech called on the convention to elect
temporary chairman. There were but
two candidates Stone and Beckner the
latter being the Hardin candidate. There
was but ono ballot and B cckner carried
that by a vote of 4Sj to 4M'i. The elec
tion was made unanimous. He
forward, thnnkc? - t
after the announi v
of the regular
eomiultucj recess ivj
The peculiarity Ay '
;ea to 8 p. tn.
. situation alter
tha ham In? of the f
:tees was that
tho convention half
chairman, who is a j
in of a freo all
ver candidate for govt that it has
a "sound money" coinmtve on resolu
tions, and that if signs do not fall it will
nominate on that platform the free silver
On reassembling at 8 p. m. the boxes
were filled with ladies in brilliant dress
and the rush to the galleries was even
sreatcr than during the day. The heat
mode the hall almost unendurable. A
resolution denouncing the American Pro
tective association was offered and com
motion caused by t Sorts to adopt it with
out reference. The resolution was
. referred. The committee on per
manent organisation reported Congress
man A. 9. Berry for permanent chairman
and tho report was adopted. Berry made
vigjrou speech on taking the chair.
Numerous dilatory motions were in
dulaed in, tha Clay men wanting an ad
journment till today. As neither the
committeo on credentials nor the one on
resolutions was ready to report this u I
bustertng was kept up for over two hours
with much disturbance, ids committee
on resolutions was ready to report si Dp.
m., but delayed its report awaiting tha
outcome of the credentials, which was
fighting over contests. Senator Lindsay
prepared ths majority report on rcsolu
tions, which mbroood a strong "honest
money" ploi . and indorsed Cleveland
and Carlisle by namo for their financial
policy and administration. It was signed
by nin of the thirteen members of tho
There are two minority rsoorU. one
signed by Rhea and Kills for the Tree
coinage of silver at Jo to J, and the other
simply reaffirming the platform ol ists,
signed by Clardy and Coulter. There was
intense feeling because the fight between
the Hardin and Cloy men on seating dele
gates in the committee on credentials de
layed the resolutions and the proceedings
of the convention, bnt .nothing could be
done toward facilitating business. Sev
eral dozen motions to adjourn were
voted down and the convention remained
waiting, although the committee on cre
dentials announced that it could sot re
port tilt after midnight.
About midnight tha credentials com
mittee reported, seating the Hardin dele
gates, the Clay men offering a minority
report. The Clay men fllibustered'to pro
ven action on tho report, their object be
ing a play for time to get their absentees
present, some of whom had not arrived
in the city. Shortly before S o'clock this
morning the chairman declared the con
vention adjourned for the day with the
credentials' report still pending.
Tli Democracy Is Their Hope.
Meupiiis, June 26. The Democratic
leaders of the free silver convention held
here who met after the convention to or
ganize a freo silver propaganda have is
sued an address to Democratic leaders all
over the country in which they say that
the Democracy is free silver s only hope,
snd that tho success of the Democracy in
I8J0 depends on its advocacy of thut pol
icy; that a thorough organization is neces
sary in order to control tha convention
next year for free silver, and that the re
ceivers of the address are invited to meet
Its promulgators to organize for such
control.' It is signed by Senators Harris,
Jones of Arkansas, and Turpie.
Tt Ftktea Uta Vosttloa.
Sweet Spbixos, Mo , Juno x'G Senator
Vest, who is stopping at his cottage near
here, had this to say on the money ques
tion in its relation to the country ns a
whole, and especially to Missouri: "There
must be a settlement of the silver ques
tion without equivocation. Wo must de
termine to adopt tho gold standard per
manently, retire tho pret.i backs and per
petuate the national banks with their pa
per basod exclusively on koIiI, or we must
open our mints tosllver." He believed in
tho use of both gold and silver, but if one
metal was to bo mado the standard he
Republican Free Silver Conference
Toi'KKA, Kas., June 2a At the He-
publican free silver conference called for
last night by Captain P. H. Coney, of To-
peka, and A. L. Snonslur, of Hutchison, a
session of an hour was held. Informal
talks were made by a number of free sil
ver men and au ex-.-cutiV6 committeo was
appointod. A moutliigof mis committee,
whoe duty 11 is to formulate an address
to Kansas Republican, is called fur
Ohio Deinocratle Convention.
Columbus, June S3. The Ohio Demo
sratio state convention is to be held in
Springfield Aug. 20 and 21. S has de
cided the state central committee. The
place and date are a compromise between
the desires of the Brico men and the
Tburmun men or "sound money" and
free silver. Brico wanted Toledo and
August and Tburmun wanted Springfield
A WEEK OF NORMAL WEATHER.
News from tho Sarins of the Prairie State
Chicago, Juno 20. Tho Illinois weath
er-crop bulletin for the week ended Mon
day, June 24, says: The post week has
boon one of nearly normal temperature.
avcrago or slightly abeve average sun'
shine and scattering showers, heavy
over a small portion of tho east-southern
section. It was an excellent week for
growth of vegetation and for harvest.
Much good resulted from tho showers,
but tho lack of heavy general rains is se
verely felt In all but a lew li.vorod south
ern counties. The wheat harvest con
tinues in central and southern founties.
and the yield everywhere is light and the
quality usually poor. Kyo is being cut
with fair yield, but beads are poorly
Some threshing and some stacking of
wheat will bo douo in south-central coun
ties during the week. Outs are ripening
fast in southern counties and, cutting
will probably begin during the coming
week. Bugs are adding damage to the
short straw In oats; many flolds are be
ing pastured. Corn Is generally doing
well, fields are exceptionally clean and
whero rain fell plants are vigorous. In
the whoat sections damage is being done
by chinch bugs and more harm seems
possible now that wheat is cut. Potatoes
and gardens are considerably revived by
the rain; pastures also in southern coun
ties, but bay is very short un.l poor.
TURNED MR. M'KINNEY DOWN.
A Colombian Diplomat Who Beesas
Bold tho Fort." . .
COLOS, June 6. Governor Velex, of
Cartagena, and United States Minister
McKinney have had a tilt. McKinney,
while on the way here from. Bogota,
found two Americans, an engineer and a
conductor on the Cartagena railway, in'
earoerated at Cartagena for running over
and causing the death of a native woman.
McKinuey asked for thoir release.
Upon his request bjlng refused be
threatened to Invoke the aid of his gov
eminent, and pressed his demand as the
American minister to Colombia. General
Veles said that McKinney was at that
moment only a private acnlleman, with
out locus standi, because on quitting Bo
gota his duties as minister fell upon the
locum tenons. The governor thereupon
ordered the prisoners into closer confine
Fatal Railaray Accident la QeorgUk
MACON, June 2a A serious wreck oc
curred on the Central railroad near Mil-
ledgeville. Three men were killed and
several badly Injured. The dead are: Tom
Allen, section foreman; Bob Smith and
bands. Most of the injured are seriously
Bob Jesse, train hurt.
Beads Defeated la Cuba.
HAVANA, June 26. Three columns of
troops, 2.0J0 men, have encountered the
Insurgents in a strong position In the
Sierra Mod re. The position was cap
tured, many of the rebels slain and
wounded and the fleeing men are being
jcursueo. . .
PANIC AT A PICNIC.
Five Thousand Women and
Children in a Storm.
GEEAT CRUSH TO GET UNDER COVER
During Which a Number Are la tern ally
Bart Mothers with Babes la Thoir
Arm Havo to Wad to Town Tempest
flays Havoe at a Number of Wisconsin
PUees Man Killed by lightning Wind
Works Death in Texaa. "
Milwaukee; June 21 There was a
panic at the Ninth ward school picnic,
which was attended by 5.00J women and
children, in the town ot Wouwatosa
yesterday afternoon. The park has a
pavilion which accomodates only a
thousand people. When the hsril and
thunder storm came on everybody rushed
for the pavilion and women and children
were packed in the place like sardines.
Several thousand sought shelter under
tho trees, eight of which were blown
down. Ono of them fell on buggy oc
cupied by a family, bat no one was hurt.
Another tree was struck by lightning
and this caused women and children to
scream and some of them to faint.
Had to Wade to Town.
After the storm the. picnickers tried to
roach the city, but found that the waters
from tho highlands had flooded the roods,
In which four feet of water had collected.
Women cerrying Infants in their aruis
waded up to their knees for blocks. A
report reached the police last night that
several children bad been drowned, but
the report has not been verified. A num
ber of women and children in the pa
vilion were internally injured in the crush.
Teamster Killed by Lightning.
An electrical storm of unusual soverity
passed over this county. Several houses
wcru struck by lightning and caught lire.
In the Menominee valley (MO feet of road
lied of tho Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul railroad was washed awny and de-
ayed trallic for several hours. The storm
lasted several hours. At Marinette Louis
Howe, a teamster, was struck by lightning
and killed. Two women and a man in
the wagon with them were rendered un
conscious by a bolt. At Marshfleld wind
and hall stripped off roofs and broke win
dows, while for a milo in width all grow
ing crops were leveled. At Eaglo several
barns were demolished and huudrcds of
trees blown down.
FATAL STORX IX A TEX IS TOWN.
Blows Down n Baptist Chnreh and Kilta
tho I'aator'e Sou.
BAIRD, Juno 20. At 8:3) o'clock last
night a heavy storm from the north
struck this place, completely demolishing
portions of t'.ie town. The Baptist church
is a total wreck. It fell upon the Baptist
parsonage, crushing it and instantly
killing Mitchell Mayes, tho eldest son of
the pastor. His mother, the only other
occupant of tho house at the time, escaped
uninjured. Tho Presbyterian church
was blown some fifteen feet and lodged
against the parsonage. Xone of the occu
pants were Injured.
The wreck of awnings, ware-rooms and
the debris of fences and outhouses, etc.
fill tho streets in such u manner as to al
most blockade them. Many dwellings
are damaged and some torn to pieces. At
Clyde, live miles west, passengers and
trainmen report five or six houses blown
down, but no ono injured. .
IT WAS A SMELL HE KNEW.
Regular Spring; of Hard LSqaer Found In
SMITHTON, June 20. AU Smithton is
excited and part of it exhilarated ; what is
more, the entire neighborhood is sharing
In both sensations. Whllo Silas Jones, a
farmer, was digging a trench in the side
of a hill he struck an abandoned well, and
in it smelt alcohol. This is a smell Jones
is sure of when he strikes it, and being
inquisitive as well as thirsty he Investi
gated. Digging down ho found liquor
trickling through some rocks, and a bar
rel placed underneath soon collected a
The neighbors who were called in pro-
nounoed it whisky, and a superior quail
ty at that, and while ideas differ as to
whether it is the buried praluct of a
aistuiery wnicn once stooaontno spot
or a cache made by General Braddock
when retreating from the French and
Indians the opinion is unanimous that it
Is about the best quality of red liquor
ever tested in the community.
Deepwater Men in Seeslosfc.
Chicago, June 20. The eiocutive
board of the International Deepwater-
way association met here and will con
tinue In session for two or three days.
1 his board consists of seventeen mem
bers distributed from Boston to Winni
peg on both sides of the chain of great
lakes. Cleveland was selected as the
place to hold the next convention.
The Freight Rata War. "7 "
CHICAGO, June 26 The Chicago com
mittee ot tho Central Traffic association
has decided to meet the tariff sheet adopt
ed by tho Lako Shore. Predictions are
freely made that the grain tariff from
Chicago to Njw York will soon be quoted
at 10 cents and provisions at lo cents.
Illinois Man Attempts enle.de In Nicaragua
Managua, Nicaragua, Juno 20 El-
word Schrccker, of Ktchvieir, Ills., at
tempted to commit suicide here by cut
ting himself about the neck. He Is
looked upon as. being partly demented.
and it is probable that he will recover
from his sclf-tnuicted injuries.
DeatW l a M.ha uaraemesv
Lkxisoto.v, Ky., June Wood
Stringfleld, tho veteran turfman, known
from ocean to ocean as a distinguished
jockey, trainer and owner, and in late
years a turf writer, is dead at tus.Jtoia)
here at the aje ot 6k
There is bo success so sweet as the
success achieved by acting against the
advice of our fneuda.
A pood appetite and refreshing
sleep are essential to health of mind
and body, and these are given by
The National Independent TelephoM
company has been organised at Pittsburg
by representatives of telephone instrument
manufacturers having a combined capital
of over ti'CWI.OOa J. E. Keeley, ot Chi
cago, is president. '
Obituary: At New York, James Ren-
wick, tha architect; at Springfield, I Us.,
Kev. Eugene Evans; at Philadelphia,
Frederick W. Totterall, 48; at Terrs
Haute, Ind., Captain James Hook. 81; at
Jacksonville, Ills., Eno Scott, VO; at
London, Dr. William C. Williamson, the
John B. Specter, doing businoss as
Specter Bros. & Co., wholesale dry goods,
at Cincinnati, has failed. The assets are
placed at 7j0,000, with liabilities some
A. R. Holman, a prominent attorney
ot Spring Valley, Minn., has been miss
ing since June 1. He has with him a
large amount of money that has been in
trusted to bim for the payment of taxes
A colored man, supposed to be John
BulL of Urich, Mo., was found dead In a
room at 603 Grand avenue. Kansay City.
Indications are that he was foully dealt
Bob FHzslmmons is on trial at Syra
cuse, N. Y., for the killing ot his sparring
partner last winter. t
Judge Ingroham. at Now York, has
sentenced Bichard Leach to die by elec
tricity during the week beginning Aug.
6. Leach killed his wife by cutting hex
Six Chinamen, who reached New York
from Cuba, claiming to have been rest
dents of New Orleans, were ordered de
ported by Secretary Carlisle on receiving
John Osborne, Son & Co , dealers in
wines at 45 Beaver street, New York, have
filed schedules with the clerk of the court
of common pleas. The liabilities aro II,-
Ka.ftO?; actual assets, $116,091
It is alleged by Kansas City just iocs ot
the peace that the probate judge there Is
monopolizing all tho marrying and they
are are thinking of "cutting rates on
On the Colima, Cumberland Gap and
Chicago railroad, one mile from Aiken,
S. C, a freight train loaded with rock
was derailed and wrecked. Hugh
Weatherford, brakeman, Fireman Cherry
and a negro named Albert Bronson, were
killed. Two others wero badly scalded.
A train on the West Pennsylvania rail'
way ran into an elect rlo car at eharps-
burg, Pa., and fatally hurt Dan Nolan,
the motorman. Dr. G. M. Kelly was
badly and three other men severely in'
A cloudburst on Sugar erect, eight
miles from Rirksvlllo, Mix, drowned Mrs.
Stewart and her infant daughter.
Royal families of Europe were well
represented at the marriage of Princess
Helene of Orloans to Prince Einanuele
Filiberto, duke of Aosta and nephew of
King Humbert of Italy. Tho wedding
ceremony was a brilliant ono and took
place at the church of St. Raphael, Kings
In the United States land court al
Santa Fe the Peralta claim for 12.000,000
acres in Arizona was pronounced a fraud
and rejected. James A. Peralta Reavis,
the claimant, was Immediately placed
Strange suicide nt Tuulon, Ills.
Toulon, June 20. Miss Pleossie Cul
bertson, daughter ot Mrs. Emily Culbert
son, committed suicide hero by jumping
into a cistern at her home. Miss Culbert-
son was one ot the wealthiest young
woman In central Illinois, having been
left a fortuno by the death of her grand
father. She was highly educated, hand
some and exceedingly popular in social
circles. She had been ailing slightly for
a few days, but was not thought to be in
A serious condition.
Bifgest Mueeet of Sliver Tot.
Hackbebrv, A. T., June 26 From
Peach Spring comes tho story of the find
ing of a silver nugget, or bowlder rather,
of pure silver, such as there has been no
record of in the history of mining in the
west. 'X he bowlder weighed about half
a ton and Its value is anywhere from
000 to (10,000. It was found by William
Tucker and John Doyle, both prospeolors.
Oklahoma Free Silver Meeting.
Oklahoma Citt, June uft The Okla
hoina silver convention was opened here
with a largo attendance from all over th6
territory. Hon. W. J. Bryan.of Nebraska,
was the central figure of oratory, and bis
greeting was an ovation.
Vigilant nt Work in SacrnHeuts.
Sacbamssto, Jane 20. At 11 o'clock
last night a vigilance committee of armed
citizens assembled and drove from the
city a large nc ruber of tramps and dis
reputable characters who have lately been
terrorizing this section of the state.
Holla Uoaigna Ilia OOos,
Omaha, June 20. Henry Bolln, the de
faulting city treasurer of Omaha, has re
signed. His shortago is $27,000, which
his bondsmen will make good. His books
are straight, but the cash was not on
Phillip Phillips Kvucollat, Dsad.
Delaware, O., June 88 Phillip Phil
lips, the noted evangelist, died here short
' before 5 o clock last evening.
A errsxs of tartar esktac powder. Blgbrst of
ail m leavenhig etreattb. latest tMittd Slain
Mmanl Foo Effort.
Ooral. Buna rmrsra Co lot Wall SL, ST. T.
At prices absolutely unmatchable. . AU the novelties and
fads in Suits, Coats and Vests. Negligee Shirts, Thin
Trousers, etc. We also offer today 2$ dozen
Yed do fiats at 33c Each.
They won't last long. Come early.
That's what we want
our Furniture to do,
and have made prices
that should cause you
to leave your money
with us if you think
you ever will need
any Furniture, Car
pets or Draperies. To
every purchaser of
$40 worth cash we
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All goods marked in
plain figures every
one representing a
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On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
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Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
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Our purpose in advertising Is to let everybody
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about know that our suitings are in, and the
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