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ROCK ISLAND ARGUi
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BOCK ISLAUD, ILL., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 18S6
FSICS TmiE3 CZIT8.
PFTQ T flY PPHP i PT 1? '
J. UO!Ji 1 liXjUAULiLAi
Between trie Bimetallic League
and the Populists.
SOTH TO GATHEE AT ET. LOUIS ,
Amd m lb Sam Day. Jan 33 Next Or.
(anlxattna of the Lragaa Into a Parly
lFoidrd For rial farm Adopted at tha
Washington Coofrrrnce and lia.la of
Kvpmcntatioa fixeil Republican Sllrar
(natora 1'repara a Declaration.
Wasiiisgtov, Jan. 21. Tho illrer con
ferenco renuHctl in an animated liicusioa
of tlu; financial Bituation and the policy
tbu iursu(il by tho friends of .ilvtr.
During tho dicneIon considerable feel
ing m nroiiM-d hf Homo of the remarks
inmlo by Hatch, of Missouri, in which he
stated in effort that if tho Populists of
Kentucky had dono their whole duty tho
election of Iilaukburn to a seat in the
United states senate would not bo a
tnntterof ctoulit. General Field, of Vir
ginia, and others made, heated replies.
Mayor Turner, of Lansing, Midi., and
rv-tiator Stewart, of Nevada, also nd
tlrcsxed the convention. Tho committee
on reAiilutions, of which Senator Jones,
of Nevada, was chairman, submitted its ro
trrt, consisting of an unusually long pre
amble and ending with tho doclaration:
Contains tha Nab of the Platform.
"That over and above all other ques
tions of pulley we are In favor of restoring
to tho people of tho 1'nited .States tho
time-honored money of tho constitution
irold and sliver, not one, but lmth tho
money of Washington, and Hamilton and
Jefferson, and Monroe, und Jackson, and
Lincoln, to th 9 end that tho American
people limy receive honoM pay for an
honest prod net, thu American debtor pay
Lis just obligation in an honest stand-
d mid not in a standard that is appre
ciated PV per cent. iiImjvo the great staples
of cur country, nnd to tho end, further,
that silver standard countries may bo de
prived of tho unnatural advantage they
now enjoy in tho difference in exchange
Is tween gold nnd silver un advantage
which tho tariff legislation alono ran not
fciinrrma KfTurt Against the Money Power.
"We, therefore, confidently nppeul to
tho oplu of the I'nited Mates that lenv
Ing in obeyance for the moment nil other
question, however important, even mo
mentous, they may apts-ar. and stindering
If need bo the former party iiDillations,
they milto In a supreme effort to free
themselves nnd their children from tho
domination of the money power a (lower
Inure destructive than anj which has ever
lx-en fastened upon I lie civilized men in
any race and In any nge.
"And iiMin lhi consummation of their
desires and efforts wo invoke the graclou
favor of divine I'rovldence.
Paramount 1-siir Hrrlsrri.
The prenuiblo begins with tho state
Ineitt that " Th.' puritmouiit Issue at this
tlmo In the I'nited r't.itcs is Indisputably
the money question. It Is Wtwern tho
gold standard, gold ImmU and bank cur
rency on the one side, and tho bimetallic
standard, no bonds and goTerniuent cur
r m y on the other, (in this issue we do
clan ourselves to Iw in favor of a distinctive-
Amerteaii flnatii'ial system. Wo
are unalteraliiy npivmil to the single gold
standard, nnd demand the Immcdiato re
turn to the constitutional standard of
gold and silver by the restoration by this
government. Independently of any for
eign power, of I ho unrestricted coinage of
both gold and silver Into standard money,
it the ratioof PI to 1, nnd upon terms of
saet ripiality as they exUtisl prior to
s7;l; the silver coin to I n full legal ten
der cipially vtitli gold for all debts and
dues, public nnd private
Pafx-r Currency ami ponds,
'Wo hold that the power to control and
regulate a paper currency Is inseparable
from tho Mwer to coin money; and hence
that nil currency intended M circulate as
money should I s Issued nnd its volume
controlled by tho general government
only. iiimI should bo legal tender. We nro
litialterab'.y opsscd to the Issuo by tho
I'nited Mates of Interest-bearing bonds in
time of pe.ie , and we deiioiinee us a blun
der worse than a eriuio the present treas
ury policy, miirurnsl In by a Republican
liouw, i.f iilutiL-in j the country In debt bv
hundreds of millions in tlio vain attempt
to maintain the gt.ld standard by borrow
ing gold; and we demand the pavment of
nil coin obligations of the I'tittc'd Mates,
as provld.'d by existing law, In cither gold
or stlv.T coin, at the option of tho govern
ment and not at the option of the cred
itor." ft'll.L SltKT WITH TIIK POP I LISTS.
Cnnvrntinn T lt- llrtd at St. I.ouu) June
The report was wildly uiel loudly on
plauded as It was read, and the confer
ence seemed to b.- filled to tho fullest ex
tent with enthusiasm. It was read by
rH-nator Jones, chairman. At the conclu
sion there was a big demonstration. Tho
delegates aroso to their feet nnd cheered
loudly and called for Jones. He spoke
for about ten minutes nnd his remarks
Were vociferously applauded.
The following is the report on the com-
m it tee on orgaiation: "That a conven
tion of tho qualified voters of tho United
States who believe in tho principle this
day ennuclated by this conference, and
who are willing to subordinate party al
lejrianco and fealiy to thoso principles and
to support the nominees of the national
convention provided for by thUconference,
hall be held at tho city of St. Louis, on
the 22nd day of July, A. I)., 1C at tho
hour of 12 o'clock noon.
"That the apportionment to such con
vention shall bo one delegate for each sen
ator a:id representative in the United
States congress from the several states
And one ili-lcgato for each delegate in con
gress fn nt the several territories, and ad-
uttlonal delegates for the several state.
and territories based noon the silver
atrenuth as ascertained from the Ameri
can lltiuei.iliic union."
The report provides for a national com
mitter and the mode of electing delegates
which Is the uui mode of public conven
tions at which only those may vote wha
U-Jieve In the principles of the party. Dr.
J. J. Molt, of North Carolina, was lead
cLlnBu of tlit muos44 committed, torn .
ot ,ne numbers of which are
Iowa, Amo Stecklc; Illinois,
Emirick; MichlR-,n, J. G. Uanisdt.il. The
members for Wisconsin, Indiana and sev
:rui other statu were not selected.
A committee on finance ono from each
state was also selected. After a number
of other speeches tho silver conference ad
Jjorncd amid great enthusiasm without
DEMAND OF KILTER SENATORS.
What Will Be Asked or tha National Re
WasihsgtoS, Jan. 21. The Republican
silver senators have signed a declaration
which is Intended to bo used in tho com
ing campaign ns the demand which tho
silver men will make for a plank in the
national convention. In the preamblo it
Is recited that the present financial sys
tem endangers tho industrial prosperity
of tho United States, which is threatened
by China and Japan as a result of the de
crease In the value in silver nnd the dif
ference in exchanga between silver and
gold using countries.
It is then-ford resolved that the signers
fnvor the free and unlimited coinage of
silver at a ratio of 10 to 1 for the purpose
of obliterating this difference of exchange,
which is declared to operate ns a bounty
on tho exports cf products from silver
using countries to gold-using countries.
It Is also resolved thnt they favor a tariff
which shall eiiunlUo the difference in tho
c t of labor between this country and tho
countries of Europe aud Asia.
roPlLIST CON ENTIOX CALLED.
Synopsis of the Otlleial lineament Inviting
the Party to St. Louis.
Terue Hacik. Ind., Jan. SI. Tho fol
lowing is a synopsis of the official call of
tho People's party for the n.vional cenven
tlon which is to meet in St. Louis, July L'2
"Tho members of the People's party
nnd all others who favor its principles are
invited to assemble in their various states
and territories and choose delegates and
alternates to the national convention nt
nu ll time and place us tho ftnto commit
tee in each state shall determine.
"Knch state is given ono delegate for each
senator nnd congressman nnd one addi
tional delegate for ench 2,010 votes cast for
the l'opulist candidate In lrt.i-', 14, or 18U
tho highest vote controlling. The conven
tion called to meet in M. Ix.uis July 22 Is
for the purpose of adopting a plat form nnd
nominating candidates for president and
Warurr Talks to Republican.
Detroit, Jan. 1. The. seventh nnnua't
bampiet of tho Alger Kcpuhlican club was
given nt the Kussell Iloufcc last night.
r1 ine 2i0 Republicans of Detroit nnd
Michigan were present, Tho leading
speech of the evening was tho response to
tho toast, "Our Fon-lgn Relations," by ex
Senator Warner Miller, of Xew York. Tho
cx-sen.ntor criticised the policy of tho ad
ministration regarding Hawaii, Samoa,
and 'ienragtKi, mid predicted that tho
next administration would hoist and
maintain tho American Hag in Hawaii.
The country indorsed tho president's
Venezuelan message, yet it might have
Usui so framed as to avoid tho threat of
Woman Siiflrage Convention,
Washington, Jan. 2i. Tho twenty,
eighth annual convention of tho Woman
Suffrage association has begun hero.
Tlin-o hundn-d delegates are present.
ILiehel F. Avery In her speech repudiated
the "Woman's lJible," recently published,
so far as tho association has bucu held re
sponsible tkerrfor, and said there were
six senators and representative! in con
gress now who were with tho association.
Miss Anthony, the president, in her an
nual address, gave a review of progress,
which was hitrhly encouraging. A num
ber of other addresses wero made.
Pats In Word (or Mandrrsnn,
Cincinnati, Jan. St. Tho Commercial
Oazetto prints in its series of presidential
possibilities a word in support of tx-Unit-cd
States Sennt or Manderson, of Nebrasko.
This article Is" a special from Omaha. It
states in the outset that the Nebraska
delegation will go to St. Louis for McKin
loe, but In tho case of a "dark horse"
coming upon tho sceno they would mako
Manderson the "dark horse." Tho spe
cial says thnt Manderson does not desire
tho second place and is not a candidate
for first place, except in tho "receptive"
OFFIE DOWNS GOT HIS DRUM.
Cool Conduct of an Omaha Schoolboy In a
Case of Eire.
OMAHA, Jan 21. A fire in the three
story Dodge street school building, in
which 500 children were reciting, created
a panic. Several children fainted, although
all escaped without any serious injury. Tho
blaze wasof minor importance shut that
a catastrophe of great magnitude was
nvertcd is due to tho heroic conduct of Of
Ho Downs a 14-year-old ly, whoso duty
it Is to bent tho drum which kot-ps the
pupils in lino in emergencies.
As soon as the alarm was given he hur
ried down to the principal's oiliee, got
his drum and stationing himself near tho
door pounded out the tuno while tho
children marched away. Hundreds had
started a rush until tho drum started.
The liro department responded quickly
and tho blazo bad full srny when it ar-
vrived. although tho teachers had varied
wheir duti.-s by hustlingpails of water and
ucmpung lo cpienen mc uiiuc.
James Keagh Hies of Ills Injaries,
;i:LKS Bay, Wis., Jan. 24. James Ke
ogh, tho wealthy Sturgeon Bay banker, is
dead from the effects of burns received at
the time his residence was destroyed by
fire two weeks ago. Six other members of
tho family who were injured nro recover
ing. Kcogh was rich, and prominent in
buiness and politics.
The Power of Pnblie t ftplnhm.
CBAKLEaTON, Jon. 21. After being out
but fifteen minutes tho jury rendered I
verdict of not guilty In the rase of Cap
ttln S-nmoM l!in.l,.a nf th, .tit.nwlun
' i.jjj, charged -'uh violatiou of the
neutrality laws. Several of the sailors on
board had sworn that the ship had violated
Hanging at Chicago Today.
SPRlSGFIKLP, Ills, Jan 20 Governor
Altgeld has refused to reprieve Uenry
1 aster, colored, sentenced to tv housed
Figures Given Before the Manu
UNCLE SAMUEL IS HO CHICEEE.
ttatistics That m Kan Reads with Wonder
ManaTactured Products Nearly Three
Times as Great ta Valoo as the Agricul
turalWhat We May Be Able to Show la
10 lO In the Way or Population A Fet7
Details with Dazzle.
Chicago, Jan. 24. Mr. Richard H. Ed
monds, editor of The Manufacturers'
Record, Baltimore, submitted to the con
vention of the National Association of
Manufacturers yesterday a letter covering
the wonderful industrial development .f
the United States in recent years and
suggesting that in view of the facts set
forth congress should bo asked to creato a
department of manufactures and com
merce. In hU letter Mr. Edmonds points
out the fact that the total value cf tho
manufactured products in the United
States is now nearly three times as great
ns tho total value of agricultural pro
ducts. In 1S93 the value of manufactured
products was J9,3T0,CC0,COO, while the
value of agricultural products was 3,800,
e.00,000. In IS'JO (:.2,5o00,0uo people lived
un.ler tho protection of tho stars and
Looks for 100,000,000 Inhabitants.
The rato of increase was 21.8 per cent.
During that decado wo added to our pop
ulrtion 12,5W,00:- people, or 3,3UO,000 more
than tho combined population of every
city in tho United States of more than
100,000 population. Starting in 1SC0 with
a population of f2.500,0J0 and increasing
at the rate of about 25 per cent, every ten
years, we will add during tho present de
cade nearly Hi,uaJ,000 people to the
total of lsilj, giving us by t he year l'.!0 J a
population of over 7S,l ),00 ), and ten
years later or only fifteen years from tho
present time, wo will round out. with al
most lcO.OJO.ooo inhabitants in this coun
try, or just double the population of lbSO.
Increase in Our Manufactures,
Nothing else, says Edmonds, t ils the
story of the marvelous progress of this
country between 1S0 and ls'.n) so well as
the statistics of our manufacturing nnd
mining interests. In tho magnitude of
oar manufactures we now lead the world.
In .STO the total capital invested in manu
facturing in the Uuited States was J2.118,
2W.IKM. tiy this had increased to $2,
T!i .1,272,000. D.;tween 13S0 and IS O, how
ever, tho increaso was phenomenal, nnd
the census of ISM showed a total capital
of J"!,."!."!, 473,000, or in other words the in
crease in capital invested in manufactur
ing between lSSJand IS'Jowas tl,039,0'j(,
OliO more than tho total nianufactiiij capi
tal of tho country in lSsO.
Xumlier of Hands Employed.
Tho number of hands employed in
creased from 2,7:2,0JO In whose ag
preput wages In that year amounted to
CJ47.li53.uiO to t4,71t,832 in li-:w, with ag
gregate wages of 2,2&2,:33 OjO. If details
of our manufacturing progress bo exam
ined it will Ikj found that thero has been n
well-rounded growth. " Every brancu of
Industry has steadily made large gains.
In cotton, in wool, in iron and timber,
und in nil other industries using these sta
ples as raw material there has been a won
derful advatieo. Tho increase has liecu in
tUc small and large industries alike.
THE Ol'T-ITT OF PIG lBO
Increases from 3.7HI.O00 Tons In 18SO to
10,000,000 at This Time.
In 1SS0 tho Iron makers of the United
States pniduced 3,781,000 tons of pig iron,
and us that was a gain of nearly 100 per
c;nt. over 1S70 it was regarded as a rapid
growth. Our pig mm producers are now
turning out iron nt the rate of nearly 10.-
ffU.OuO tons a year, the actual increase
over 1SSJ being almost twlej as great as
tho total production in that year. Reap
ing pace with manufacturing growth tho
the mining interests of the country turned
out fG.-Aooo.OjO worth of products in lb'JO,
Dg iinst .1J.0tK,000 ten years b. :-jre.
The United States is now the larg-sl
manufacturing country of the worlJ. We
havo far outstripped other nations in tho
magnitude of our industrial operations.
Notwithstanding the great decline in
prices the aggregate value of the manu
factured product cf the country in IS.'J
was over 7J per cent, greater than
In 1SSD. Should the aggregate gain bo
only as srreut this decade as in the last, or
$1,000. 00.1,000, the year 1900 would give us
a total valuo of manufactured pro
ducts of over $13,000,000,000. Possibly
this is more than we shall reach, but tho
same percentage of gain as from to
to 1SSJ would give over l:i,0JM,l'On,0(i0.
The aliove memorial was unanimously
approved by the convention, nnd will be
forthwith presented to congress. Tho
convention elected Theodore C Search, of
Philadelphia, president, Mr. Dolan having
declined re-election. The resolutions
adopted were strongly protective. Tho
convention adjourned sine die.
Story of a Flaw in the' Axle.
New York,, Jan. 24. The passenger:
on the express train from New York to
Elizabeth on tho Jersey Central road
had a narrow escapo from being victims
of a terrible accident. As the train start
ed out of the Elizabeth station the axlo
connecting the two rear driving wheels of
the engine snapped and the heavy en
gine was wrecked. When an investiga
tion was made it was discovered that the
steel axle, which is about eight inches in
diameter, had snapped off close to the
right-hand driver and that on old flaw-
was in the steel, so that thus the heavy
engine had run, no one knows how long,
depending upon one-fifth of the axle, a
piece about two inches thick in the cen
ter. n an Abundance of Assets.
New York. Jan. 21 William Foster,
wr.. engaged In the business of mining
and manufacturing has made an assign
mentforthe benefit of rroditirs to Pell
v illiani Foster. The liabilities are ex
pected to be about $400,000 and tho assets
are largely in excess of that amount.
Pall Mall Garrtte's Befiort Denied.
I-ONPON-, Jan. 24 Disnatches to Thfi
Daily Telegraph from Vienna and Paris
deny the report printed in Tho Pall Mail
(iazetto of ou offensive aud defensive ai-
Uauix between Russia.a&d Tarkcr.
A clever thief stole 350,000 cigarette
and 15.000 cigars belonging to the Thor-wart-Roehling
Tobacco company, 188 Ran
dolph street, Chicago. Tho property,
valued at $3,009, was -in a wagon at the
freight office of tho Baltimore and Ohio
railway company, when tho thief ran
away with the whole outfit.
Obituarv: At Duluth, A. C. Batchclor.
At Pana. Ills., Stephen Mills Smith, 75.
At DeKalb, Ills., A. R. Kellogg, 54. At
Eldorado. Ia., N. D. Fnrnian. At Ot
tumwa, la., ex-Judge E. L. Burton.
Covered with sleet and almost frozen to
death a 2-months-old male child was
found at the rear door of Grocer O'Neill's
(tore. 375 Ogden avenuo, Chicago.
All of the Americans, with the exception
cf John H. Hammond, who were arrested
after the Jameson raid in the Transvaal,
have been released. Hammond is said to
be in great danger of conviction for com
plicity in the conspiracy, of which he is
said to be entirely innocent.
George E. Brown, a Pennsylvania capi
talist, narrowly escaped being killed while
riding into Chicago on a Northwestern
suburban train from a bullet, fired by an
unknown person, which crashed through
the car window just after the train had
left Gross Pork, and passed through
New York society has snubbed Mrs. Oli
ver H, Pl Belmont, formerly Mrs. W. K.
Vanderbilt. A musical in aid of a hospital
has been declared off, tho patronesses re
fusing to serve when they learned it was
to bo held at her house.
It Is wired frora Washington by a spe
cial correspondent that the president be
lieves that the Davis JUouroo doctrine
will bo dofeuted if it reaches a vote in the
senate aud that it has no show of passing
The stories of strained relations between
Great Britain and Brazil ure denied.
A bill was introduced in tho Kentucky
legislature to repeal tho charter of tho
Southern Pacific railway, obtained in 1H
by C. P. Huntington. The road has never
been operated in Kentucky.
Mr. Hatch, of Hatch Bros., whose sus
pension nt New York was announced in
t he late panic, has been reinstated in tho
New York Stock exchange.
The senate has confirmed'the appoint
ment of E. K. Halsey to be receiver of
public moneys at Marquette, Mich.
Daniel Cora shot and killed John Dil
lon in a court room at Waukegan. Ills.
Tho bullet was intended for Joseph
Backer, who had Core arrested for threat
ening his life.
Because Rslllngton Booth, head of the
Salvation Army in tho United States, has
u.-en summoned to London by bis father,
who is the head of the army in the world.
the American branch is talking of rebel
ling and seceding from tho English juris
Chairman Hinrichscn has wired Secre
tary Theodore Nelson to call a meeting of
tho Illinois Democratic state executive
committee eu. 3 to bo held in Chi
Death or W. W. Upton.
Washington'. Jan. 21 William W,
Upton, who was appointed justice of tho
supremo court of Oregon in 1;7, nnd
subsequently became, chief justice, died
lit his residence hero yesterday, aged 76.
He was a member of the Michigan lcgislt
tureand later of the California, legisla
ture. Snow Falling In Iowa.
CEDAR RAl'ins, Jan. 24. Snow was fall,
ing all over the eastern portion of the state
yesterday, and is two to live inches deep.
Teacher Tommy, you may define the
difference bctwoeu a while uud a time.
Tommy -Wy wy when paw says
be is going down town for a while, maw
pars tjie'll bet he is going for u time.
Money Nominated for benator.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 24. Represent.!
tiue H. D. Money was nomimitcd last
night by tho joint Democratic caucus on
tho twentieth ballot as United States
senator to succeed J. Z. George.
Zoa Pbora Womau'e Friend
Has a grand record as a remedy for
au ui. senses peculiar to women. Ask
jour drugp-ist for one of the Zoa
Phora medical books for women.
Sold by T. II. Thomas and Marshall
Insurance and Loans.
Room 4, Mitchell A Lyn.de b'ng.
n im noons
Baths of all kinds, including
Turkish, plain, shampoo, eloc
trio, electro-thermal, etc., may
be obtained at the Sanitarinm
Bath Booms, on the first floor of
the Harper House.
For Ladies From 9 a. m. to
13 m. on week days For Gen
tlemen From 2 p. m. to 10 p.m.
on week days On Sundays the
rooms will oe open from ? a. m.
to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only.
Electric and Electro-thermal
baths may bs obtained at en)
time during business hours.
Gymnasium connected with ball
Whafs the Matter With
Only we have too many goods; our bank account too
small. Prices are made to Reduce Stock, cost nor value
taken in consideration.
400 Childs' Suits 800 Fine Pants
Worth 4, 5 and 6. etfbO Worth 4 to $6. stffr.Ts) OQ
Your choice of the lot - - - - aS-Apl SHTt
Come early for best selection. vi7-r Tour piek of the lot - - - Kfm
Heavy Underwear Men's Lined Gloves
Worth 25c. this sale only - - - 3 Worti 25c and S5c.
Only 600 in this lot. I Sale price I f
None to dealers. -M-v-.e'Vy' Come early it interested. 9
20 Per Cent Discount she
coat, if you buy it of us, FORTY PER CENT LESS than any other clothier sells them.
Shirtwaists Men's Stiff Hats
Mother's Friend Percale A f Worth $2 and 3. flfo"! Te f
Shirtwaists. t-Wi, To close out full styles. asl I
Worth ,6c and fl, only - - - --UV- Hats conformed to your head. vip--erwr-T
Men's Boys' Suits 100 Overcoats
Worth double. These suits T7 Small lots, one, two and 4Hi ftf
are small lots. Your choice. 3s A three alike. Worth t and 10. eT'fefcntll
This is a snap for you. vj This sale XMJ v-F
At our prices. We
guarantee them the
very lowest in consid
eration of the high
grade and finish.
Our assortment is ex
tensive; no trouble to
find something to
please you in design
and price. Goods de
livered safely to your
& Carpet Co.,
324, 326, S28 Brady St.,
HALE and HEARTY
Old age can be obtained by the proper use of in
vigorating tonics. The Rock Island Brewing Co's
products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
highest degree the health giving qualities of the
Hock Island Browing Oo.
BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Five Per Cent interest Paid on Deposits:
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Reel Estate Security.
3 V BtrroBO, President.
Jon CsoBirH, Vie PiMldaat.
P GassaAWAir. Cubier,
Bcgaa koaSscM Joly s, Mart, ud oerapj the
B.C. cor. Mttchall Lrade's new baUdlac
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, HO: 231 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vine street, XGC3 ISLAUD
They're Ail Right.
Incorporated Under tie
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
C F Lynda,
B P Ball.
4 H Batord,
Jaouob Htnwr. ftoucttan.