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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 2. 1896.
VAVvraB Mnivfl vbwmai
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TO ADOPT PRECEDENT
The Executive Democratic
ASON FOR THE COURSE.
Gov. Altgeld Predicts a One-
j Says the Silverites Will Carry
GOUKO "TO BOOM BOIES.
ill Run Him for Congress
if He Fails at Chicago.
)thcr Political and General
News of the Day.
CniCAOo. July 2 Tha executive
mm It tee of the national democratic
urn it tee decided to recommend to
I full committee that they proceed
the aiaal manner to designate a
i tor temporary chairman of tho
t la not yet determined whether
m eieeativa committee will assume
he responsibility of naming the man
'or thia ptaee. That mater is still
. ader consideration. The decision
i recommend this course was ar
, rived at, not In defiance of the re
quest of silver men. Int. it is
. claimed, the oonrse is In accordance
with psrty precedents.
A Oh Day CniiiUm, Bar Oov. AUcald.
Si-RisoriELD, 111., July 2 If the
free silver leaders have their way at
; Chicago the national democratic con
vention will be in session but one
day. Oov. Altgeld returned to
8pringBeld today and It was he who
said so. The governor will return
( to Chicago Sunday. "The gold
' standard men will of coarse," he
i ssld. "tight for delay. They want
to divert tho platform from the
lratght 16 to 1 ailver basis to some
, sort of muddled compromise. Were
wo to let tho convention remain in
session several days they might do
Ihis. The Wall street and Standard
I oil Interests have an Influence that is
lar reaching and powerful." The
governor said he did not want either
the temporary or permanent chair
manship. Hat Tkare are Others.
tiiu-Aoo, July 2. Speaking of
Gov. Altgeld's plan to hurry through
the work of the democratic conven.
tioo in one day Senator Blackburn,
of Kentucky, said he had talked with
a number of leaders about the mat.
ter and not one thought in favor of
such a course. There is no desire to
delsy matters, but every proposition
coming before the convention should
hate fair consideration. Then there
will be no chance to charge the con
vention with being conducted nnder
nM m II dmt Bate.
Drait n, JnJy 2 A large con
tingent of Iowa democrats will m
through hero Monday bound for
Chicago. The friends of ex-Gov.
Doles here, while confident of his
Bomiaatieo at Chicago, are planning
, to have him nominated for congress
a otherwise. Col. D. B. Henderson will
, undoubtedly be nominated by the re
. publicans, and ho has never been
v defeated, but Boies friends believe
, their favorite son can beat him. Ar
rangements are being made for
i 'printing thousands of copies of the
1 Boies money plank, rejected by the
' committee on resolutionaat the Iowa
f state convention. They will be
scattered among the eastern dele-
gstes opposed to a ratification of the
I f movement.
tim ia n.i
Kinmosp, Va., July 2. Never
before in its history Jiaa Richmond
teen such a crowd as lhat assembled
today to witness the laying of the
corner stone of the monnmont tn
Weffersoa Davis by tho. United Con
federate veterans, ine xormation of
(he parade began about 1p.m.
Wm City RgiN Caatat.
Siocx Cm, Iowa. Jnly 2. Aid.
f H. R. Johnson was today removed
from office by nnaoimons vote of the
eo men on tne charge ol boodllag.
' Ho will Bght tho case la court.
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,-wnv biti no apreuie ana cannot
'wep. nnd strergta
nod vigor in
MM Amui delivered avoir oven
. at you door at 10e a wesV
THE STRIKERS AT CLEVELAND.
rqalrea Strong Force of Police tat Pro
- tret Noa-l'nlom Men.
CL1TELASD, July 2. -One hundred and
txenty-flve workmen left the Brown
JtoifJng company's works yesterday aft
ernoon at 6 o'clock nnder the escort of 175
policemen. Strikers and on-looken to the
utimber of B.00O hooted and jeered them,
.nadu of strikers went In both directions
n it. Clair street and took possession of
t.rrrY car that ram. .inm fluin.a
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lull that th wwtmMi . .
11 force the police succeeded in getting a
number of the workmen on cars and sent
them home under jnuinl.
Tho rent were tnan-hed to the central
police station, followed by the howling
mob, and from there sent home in patrol
J mm,, j UHllUJUlXn
will be dlopemcd. One of the non-nnion
ii, a. la. r-irong, niter being put
on a ear. fired hi r-vnlv-, tntn tii.
the bullet grazing the arm of Benjamin
Ions, a striker. stronn was arrested and
locked up. One striker was arrested for
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FIGURES OF THE YEAR'S DEFICll
RctM-h a Total of O.n.04 1.V4 New Fiscal
Year HrKrn Radljr.
Washixgto, July 2. The comparative
statement of the government receipts and
expenditure l-.iied by tho treasury de
partment shows the total receipt from all
sources during the fiscal year just closed
to have been ljrt,ls9,2-jfi, and the expendi
tures 9XB,!ni.4TO, which leares a deficit
for the year of tai.(M2,344. Although there
was a surplus for June of 2,3'J,4:ii, it Is
expected that the figures for July will
show a deficit of at least tlO,(X),(ii(i), and
protnMy more. The appropriation of 5,
iM),K for sugar bounty payments is now
avnilalile, and it is the expectation that
all of theelaims will have been settled and
paid before the end of the month.
Dr. Chnnneey M. Depew has left New
Vork for his regular summer vacation in
tho Old World. Ho will return in time to
join tho Hepiibllcan sicll-binders in tho
Tho sheriff has served injunctions at
JMweln, la., closing all of tho saloons. 1
Is claimed that the saloon men had not tho
w percent, of tho voters of the county on
ineir petition, which, according to tho
mulct law, they had to have.
J udge Hcrxhall T. Smith, of Fort Worth
Tex., has been arrested on an imliotmnnt
charging him with forging names to pen
A delegation of citizen of Xew York nnd
Brooklyn called on Governor Morton and
urged executivo clemency in behalf of
John T. McKano, tho former Gravesend
Fred Kane, who irot 82.100 on a boirus
check In Missouri five years ago, has been
arrestett at laos A ngclcs. Cal.
The F.gyptian government packet Uah
manleh, from Suakin to iuc. has broken
her shaft and been wrecked on a reef It
Is faired sixty people were drowned.
Two Turkish Inttalions at Ycddah who
havo received no pay since 1KM refuse to
leavo for Creto. and have barricaded them
selves in tho mosque.
At the monthly meeting of the Illinois
live stock commission the appointment of
Dr. A. S. Alexander, of Kvanston, assist
ant state Veterinary surgeon was an
The quinquennial convocation of tho
University of Chicago is in session, tho
central tlguro present being John 1.
llocKefeller, without whom there wouldn't
bo any Chicago university.
Daniel Defoe, tho young sailor who
claimed to he a lienal dcsccmlunt of Dun-
lei Dcfoe.thc novelist, is dead at S:in Fran
Major E. W. Halford, who was Presi
dent Harrison's private secretary and is
now paymaster in tho United Statesarmy,
statiom-d at Denver, has sustained a com
mnnd fracture of his right leg by falling
from a bicyclo.
By the explosion of tho gas In a Chicago
nianholo Frank Shm and Thomas Gib
bons were fatally and two other men se
Tho law substituting elwtricity fr tho
fallows In Ohio executions has gone into
Th ljtr.t Chicago llrlgaoilage.
CniCAGO, July S. Three robliers last
night entered the Canal street station of
tho Metropolitan Elevated railroad, situ
ated In the heart of the city, and while one
of tfieVi gunrded the ticket agent with a
revolver the others carried off all tho
money In sight. The robbery was com
mitted whllo trains were passing through
the station every three minutes.
The Hobart Not i first toa Committee.
iNDIAXarXiLIs, July 2. Tho following
announcement has been issued by the
Hon. Charles W. Fairbanks, chairman of
the committee selected to notify Hon.
Garret A. Hobart of his nomination:
"The committee appointed by the licpub
llcan national convention to formally
ixitii'y Hon. Garret A. Hobart of his nom
ination for vice president will meet at the
Fifth Avcnuo hotvl. Xew York city, at 8
o'clock on tho evening of Monday, July 0.
The notification will be at Paterson. X. J.,
Boaw So AtoM a Strika.
Pittsbcro, Jnly 4 The ojitlook'far a
Settlement of the wage question in the
Iron, atccl and tinplate industries is much
brighter, and the workers ore now hopeful
that an agreement will be reached with
out resorting to a strike. Two more sig
natures to the Amalgamated scale have
been reported. They were the Muncie
Iron and Steel company, of Muooie, Ind.,
and the Mononirahola Tinplate crx"":".
That Catarrh Is a Local AfTaetloa
of the membrane of the nose, throat,
etc., la a fact established by physi
cians, and this authority should car
ry more weight than assertions of
incompetent parties, who claim that
catarrh is a blood affection, in order
to make a msxket for their com
pound. Ely's cream Balm ia a local
remedy, composed of harmless medi
cants and free of mercury or any in
jurious drag. It will c'nre catarrh.
Applied directly to the - inflamed
membrane, it restores it to its
healthy condition, affording quick
relief and a core after abort continu
Conference of the Silver Men
and Democratic Executive.
EABETTT POSTPONES A DECISION,
And Declines to Commit Himself or Col
leafe on the Burning Question of tho
Temporary Chairmanship at Chicago
Free Colnngo People Will Therefore
Prepare for Emergencies Sound Honey
Men to Op-a Their Fire Tomorrow Post
master noting Give Vp the Fight Con
CHICAGO. Julv S. The confpmnoi.
twoen the silver committee and the nVmn.
cratic national .executive committee has
come off and the silver men are only half
pleased with the results thereof. Thn
ject of the silver committee was to ascer
tain wnat the executive committee waa
going to do about the temnorarv chair.
ma nship of the convention next Tuesday.
I he silver men said they would be satis
fied with and would accent anv man tnr
temporary rhairman'designated by the na
tional com i! Ht tec, proviued he was a man
of recognized standing In the party and that
he was a man whoso views were under
stood even-where to be in accord with
their own on financial question s that is
provided he is a radical free slver nun. Tn
that event they would not insist upon
naming the individual, as they were in
different on that score.
For Harmony "If We Get Our Right."
Ilarritynnd his associates listened n.
tiently to all this, but gave no sign as to
any inclination to yield to the request,
nor indent! any as to what course they
woum pursue lurtncr than that they
Would tkiss Drovisionnllv on the
raised by the sub-committ and before
final action invite tho silver men to an
other conference. Tho points raised in-
rllUlcd. lN'SideS the tcJlltWinn? fhnirnmn-
ship, the question of contests, tickets, etc.
All members of the executive committee
expressed :i desire to nnNorr. tii nrmnat
hnrmony in the convention and among in.
uirmuais. in tnis expression they were
hcartilv inincd bv tho silrf-r mnn u-it-H tlm
reservation that the rule of tho majority
Bhouiu he made manifest from the begin
ning. Nothing waa said on either sido to
indicate preference as to imliviflnnla fnr
Horrify'. Position Stated Exactly.
Chain in liarritv's
that the full national committee would
have to pass upon the temjiorary chair
manship and ho had uo means of know
ing how the members of trip enmmlttna
would S-gard the subject. Ho ventured
the opinion that they would be controlled
by their Convictions and their judgment.
If contrallml bv thn mnrlilli,n nlnnn
would itolwbly select a man holding the
muie uiiiueiai views wnicn tney iiiignt ln
dividnntv hold: whnrojta if thni- n.Ci.1b.l
their juuirmcnt they might "'l-tat, ti itiim
wnoso vi.'ws wnulil bo in harmony with
the sentiment of tho majority of the con
vention. HO dill Tint, tin Mill Gimnnw
that tho executivo committo would feci
caned upon to make any recom
mendation. If not, there "would bo
no ust for the silver committee to
see thej executive committee again, and
they ciuld call upon tho national eom-
tllifteeJlf thn pvwutivn nimmltt.inulii,it1
howevir, decide to act, the silver men
wuum ito noiiucu.
ISiped fur More Than They Got.
Po as! stated nhore the uilver
are far)Trom satislled with tho result of the
confertjnee. They had not counted much
on secitrinir nnsitivo nenuieswiira in tKni
demanh to bo allowed to practically name
tne tetiporary chairman or tho conven
tion, bit they had hoped to secure a mora
defliiiti idea of the nrosrrammo of the na
tional temniirtco than ther succeeded in
obtaining. The result of tho conference
was alinost nil, and tho silver men left
tho cfnmlttoe room feeling that their
labor lad been practically in vain.
DEFINITE AS TO CONTESTS.
pirn Favored In Ticket Distribution
Silver Campaign Notes,
silver people also feel that the as-
in re irard to contests was verv
indefinite, and they find that it will bo
nocestiry for them to continue their pre
cautijns in this respect. They are quite
de tori lined that the silver majority shall
bo deprived of no advantage that justly
pertains to the majority. The distribu
tion It tickets which has been arranged
for Is) not altogether to their satisfaction,
but tf ey do not see their way claer as yet
to nier tho situation in this respect. It
oppers that several stato which will be
rcpre-ented in the convention by silver
delcfite have advocates of the gold stan
dnnij in the national committee.
V-ih national committeeman will re
ceive fifty tickets. This arrangement will,
it is Claimed, give the gold men an undue
advititage in tho convention from those
state. The distribution is, however, in
accordance with tho precedents and there
will! robably''be no effect to disturb it.
Upon the whole the conference confirms
the Slver people in tho belief that their
earl reuniting and provision for co-operation)
is wise and that it is necessary to con
tin u- their precautions in tho interest of
the ia jority.
TI ere has been considerable discussion
of tie avaUibtlity of Governor Altgeld as
tcnitorary chairman, but it is intimated
that believing he can be cf more service
on ie floor than in the chair, he will not
lie 4 candidate. The question of the selec
tion of a man for this place is, however,
still open, senator Blackburn, of Ken
tucky, is among the recent arrivals. Ho
waj in conference during the greater part
of fie day with silver delegates from all
parts of the country. The senator de-
clif to discuss the situation beyond ex-
prestnghis satisfaction at the prospects
of! an unquestionable silver majority in
thi convention. "
speaking of the convention last night
Panaster Hesing said: ''Mr. Altzeld
will control this convention just as abso
lutely as he controlled the Peoria conven
tion. His pronouncements seem to carry
grrat wright. Senator Hill was perfectly
satisfactory as a candidate for temporary
chrirman to the silver people. M- Alt-
gi t aakt "No.' and that settled it. With-
' in two days he has said t hat the two-thirds
I riie oa nresidenUal nominations should
J b slioUshed and it looks as If he would
carrr his mint t htiona ih.t aa,
money people can better conserve the peo-
"lOTiMta oy letting tne silver people
have all the rope they want without inter
ference. Then let us meet and express
our convictions and the people at the polls
will take care of the rest."
The executive committee of the nation
al Democratic committee has arranged f or
the following distribution of convention
j niseis: tvacn aeiegate and alternate to be
........ opju uetegato to nave live au-
dUtonal tickets; each member of the na
tional committee to have fifty tickets; one
thousand tickets to be given to the press
outside of the working members; five
hundred to the Grand Army and 1,600 to
the people of Chicago.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORTS.
Silver Men Determined to Rule the Con
vention at Any Cost.
The committee of five appointed on be
half of the silver delegates to confer with
the executive committed of the national
committee mado its report to the silver
delegates at a well attended meeting held
at the Sherman House. The report was
made by Senator Jones as chairman of the
committee. The committee was continued
in existence by a unanimous vote. The
report covered the facts of the meeting as
neretotore sent out.
This brought out some very vigorous
speeches, all very much in the same line,
and all evincing a determination to have
the temporary chairman at whatever cost.
Benator-Eloct Money, of Mississippi, was
one of the most outspoken of the speakers.
He took the position that the selection of
a temporary chairman should not be left
to the national committee at all even
though there should be a promise to name
a silver man, bnt that the silver delegates
should demand tho rieht to name the
Others advised a more conservative
course, and it was informally decided to
leavo tho matter as the committee had pre
sented it, agreeing to accept any silver
delegate of recognized standing who
might be chosen by the national commlt-
te, in case one such should be selected.
There was no abatement, however, in the
demand for a silver presiding officer, tho
delegates agreeing that they did not pro
pose to allow a gold man to bo put up to
make the opening speech.
ine plan of uroceedine of the silver
men in case of the selection of a gold stan
dard adrocato by the committee was de
veloped dnrintr the course of the meetinir.
They consider that about ene-third of the
members of tho national committee nro
silver man. In tho event indicated these
members will present a minority report
aming the choice of the silver men for
presiding officer, whereupon the contro
versy will be brought to an issue upon tho
floor of the convention.
The silver men also discussed the ad
visability of abrogating the fwo-thirds
rule in accordance with the recommenda
tion of the Illinois delegation. No formal
action was taken, but the preponderance
of sentiment was so strongly against a
change that it was made practically cer
tain that it will not bo attempted. This
is due to the fact that it was considered
that such a course will be unnecessary.
Several members presented fiirures to
show that the change will not bo neces
sary. I hese figures on tho face of tho re
turns received place tho silver strength at
5!W as against gold delegates, but as
surances have been received which lead to
the conclusion that the silver vote will
reach (ill, and it is confidently believed
that the display of so much strength
will bring tho few other votes necessary to
give the required two-thirds. 1 hese figures
are independent of contests.
Governor A'ltgekl wits asked whether he
would uecept the temporary chairmanship
of the Democratic convention in case he
should lie chosen bv tho silver forces, and
replied that he would not. "I would not
have it under any circumstances," he said.
A presiding officer, if he is an honest
man, can lie nothing but a figurehead. I
want to lie where I can do something, and
would not surrender my place on the floor
lor the honor, however great. J
COLD MUX TO GROW AGGRESSIVE.
When Whitney, Hill and Other Big Gun
Comptroller Eckels said yesterday that
he expected Whitney, Hill and others of
the anti-silver wingof the party tomorrow.
Eckels thinks that after thnt time the
complexion of sentiment will change some
what and that the silver people will not
have such complete command of the sana
tion as they now appear to have. While
Whitney is regarded as the leader of the
gold forces, they expect to be able to
muster n formidable array of distinguished
men who will assist him in his efforts to
prevent tho party throwing itself entirely
upon the white metal side of .the contro
versy. I heso forces are expected to cause the
silver men to istop nnd consider the step
they are taking. Asked if the gold men
would bolt the convention in case of a
positive pronouncement for free silver
Kckels expressed the opinion that there
would lie no open bolt, "but," he said,
there would be a defection at the polls
which it would be impossible to prevent.
Iterant ana tile or the party cannot be
made to stand up for the party name if
the party convention insists upon over
turning all Democratic precedents."
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