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VOL. XLIV. NO. 338.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1896.
PMCE THSE3 CENTS.
STILLtIO BREAK MADE
FIGHT ON COMMITTEE REPORT
Free Silverites Ready to Join
ONLY AWAITING A CHANCE.'
Will Probably Go Over in a
Other News of the Gatherings
of the Hour.
' wishes of the present administration re
' s.irlinif the convention and third ticket,
l ami It w uVirod to (rive him all pouible
i oitirtuult.T to my what Cleveland desired
I without It butt) ir too extensively adver-U-miI.
It wi ffi-uerally admitted that the
VJnnuin,T w,"h-''' of ,h administration would go far
i'uri uL'it-riiiiuiuK itneiner or noi Caere
shuulil be auothcr ticket in the field.
Mm of Tkow Wh. War PmeaU
But many visiting Drmocrats had no
ht'iltation in saying that the ticket would
be it up in spite of everything. Among
the anti-fr-e silver Democrats present
were representatives from Kentucky,
Ohio. Miifcuiuri and Xt-hraiikii wtrh thM
PopulistS Have an Animated UHo In IViuni raticloaura from Illinois
, c I John 1'. Hopkins and C. A. Ewing. From
JCbbiuu. i u iM-onmn: uonral k. s. Braes. Sena
tor Vdi and Kllis Usher. From Iowa:
folon.-l J. M. ilartin, Marshalltown;
J nil in- French, Davenport; Thomas Bow
mini. Council llluffs; Henry Vollmer; E.
W. Boynton; E. M. Sharon, Davenport.
t: ki'L t all, to Make Appearanre.
Tfbv;rnms were rerolved and read at the
confiT -m-c from prominent Democrats all
over the country strongly indorsing the
mov-iiient for another ticket. Comptrol-1-r
Eckel did not apticur, and the meeting,
after waiting mine time for him, went into
sion mid General E. S. Iiragg, of Wis-
ron-iin, was tin-tea chairman, and C. A.
Kwiiift, of Illinois, secretary. The con-
f.rrein-e dcllnitely ducitled that a conven
tion Hhouul lie called, the only question be
ing whether the meeting last night should
l4iie the call, ami on this a lively debate
Vila. iniM' Immediate Action.
O. M. Davis of Kciituckv, r resented the
prinelial resolution, calling for the con
vention to be held on Sept. 1, in Detroit.
II. S. Itohblns, of Illinois did not favor
the Ussue of a call by the meeting, and K.
AN . Knott Kpoke strongly in favor of call
ing theconventionat once. Senator Vilas
violently' opposed issuing a call bv the
conference!. His mieerh was frequently
cheered, although the general sentiment
of tlrs meeting sevnifd to incline the other
way. He rahl : "If wo ure to have an ur-
Kanluition which shall represent the Dem
ocrat ie party we must recruit it from
every state in the I'nion. Wo must not
Hsue n call from a body too narrow to bo
Want, .til the Male. Itrprrwntvri.
"1 think tin? Nwt way is to appoint a
commit uv to fh-lwt nMiresentatives from
very state. I d.in't lielieve that each state
(ImiiiM hold a state convention. Lot a
mass meeting lie held ill e.iih state and let
tlutu Humiliate delegated to a national
convention. It is too late to hold state
conventions in the regular way. This con
ference should not issue a call. We want
nil the stutcrt represented when tle rail
goes forth fur the convention then we
are sun of our ground nnd our strength."
Ilmulntioii. Iur a Convention.
After a long del ate a resolution was
adopted to the effect that it was the sense
of the Inivtlnir that a Democratic conven
tion should lie I12I1I, a Democratic plat
form rnuunctuTcil, and candidates for
presidi nt and vice president cho.cn. and
that stid convention should he held not
later than Sept. 3. A committee of one
from cadi state represented was appointed
by iUj chairman in draft the cull tor a
convention, with orders to report to a
general meeting lit 11 o'clock this morn
I ieti'Tat Bra;rg s lid after the adjourn
ment of tlr- conference nt 1 o'clock this
morning: "There is no longer any doubt
that the pild standard Democrat inenn
business. We all d.n-iils:! that the W-st
thing was to c.i'.la convention and put a
ticket In the llel.l. '
lkrl. tteanl from i'.n ltnnte.
I'tTTMU lMieliily 21. Comptroller Eckels
pastil through the citr last niuht en
mute to Chiengo to attend the Demm-railo
gold ronvention, 'He said a great many
of the most prof on il thinkers nnd 11 nan
iersof the country had made a request
f r such a convention. Tho outcome of
the (fathering, lie said, would certainly be
the issuing of a call for a national con
tention to nominate a ticket on a gold
pVit form and on a plan suited to real Dem
Kinler. and the present course of the lie.
pnbuiicans Is tending to make it imposel-J
t-mitn .Nicholas was Kiiieu, ana tnner
"If thev continue in this line ono thing 1 Stringer fatally injured by the fall of a
will certainly happen the sound money j derrick at the old postolliee building. Chi-
democrats will nominate a third ticket
and thus divide the sound money vote in
the great battle ground of the middle
St. Lot is. Jul 24. Not more
than half the delegates to the popu
list convention were in their seats
when Permanent Chairman Allen
rappoil for onlnr at 10:05 this morn
ing. It was drizzling outside, and
not over three hundred people were
la the galleries. Ue W. (i. Wil
liams, Methodist, offered prayer.
The chairman then Introdnced Mrs.
Marlon Todd, the populist speaker of
Michigan, who announced the death
of Mrs. K. M. Emory, of Michigan, a
prominent reform worker, and of.
ferod a resolution of regret. (leorpo
(jaithor, ot Alabama, said Mrs.
Em-rj's hook, "Seven Financial Con
spiracies," had been largely respon
sible for the growth of populism in
his state. The resolution was unan
imously adopted by a rising vote.
A committee to confer with a sim
ilar committee from the silver con
vention was appointed including one
from each state. Text refused to
natue a member of tho conference
committee. The committee 1m med
ia elv retired to-met the silver com
luittre. The chair exclaimed that
anv action bv the committee was
ubieet to the will nt the convention
The minority ot the report of the
committee on rules was then read.
recommending the nomination of tUe
vice president before the president.
This was nsrt of the middle of the
rood program. A motion was raado
to lav the minority tcport on the
Donnelly, of Minnesota, protested
violently against the proposition or
the committee on rules. Judge
Green, of Nebraska, replied vigor
ously, and Congressman Howard, of
Alabsma, spoke hotly fortheslraigLt
The convention was then addressed
for and against the minority report
by e rge Abbot, of Nebraska: CV
clone" Davis, of Texas, and l'atter
ana, ot Colorado. Jerry Simpson
followed and created unbounded en
thusiasm among the straight outs by
declaring that Kansas would cast her
92 votes for a southern man lor vice
The S)ll Convention.
St. Lulls, July 21 The silver con
ventinn was called to order at 10 40. A
meeting of the conference rnmtnittce
with the populist conference com
tulttoo was announce! for 1p.m.
On motion it was decided to defer
action on the platform, nominations
ttc. nnlil 3 3') p. m, when the report
nt the conference committee is ex-
Senator Stowart. of Nevada, spoke
at lesirih eulogising thaChiesgo-con
vention and liryan and urging it as
the duty of the American peap!c to I In the cast a realizing scr.se
elect the silver ticket in spilt ot I and sincerity of the fre
millions raised by the 'gold bugs'
to corrn rt the voter of tho United
Stales." It is understood the silver
convention will wait till the popu
list a4opt the platform and nomin
ate candidates, and then if ltrtan and
Snwkil are successful will indorse
them and go ia a body and join the
west to save the vote from drifting back
to the Chicago ticket. Tho Republicans
will need in N ovember all the aid they can
obtain from sound money Democrats. If
they think they can hold their natural
strength through the middle west, or even
in some -irts of the oust, by the single
tendency to jtirty allegiance they are mis
THE I K.UI AGAINST IXtSALLS.
Specimen of 'li" Talk Tlint Is Relng Used
Against Him iu Kansas.
Tol'EKA, July 24. The light bythe gold-
standard KcpuMicans of Kansas against
ex-Senator Ingalls H hitter but fruitless.
He declines to say that he will stand on
the St. Louis platform. For live years he
has denouured the gold standard idea and
iefended silver oinago bv siieechnnd pen.
leading UeptiMieaiis opiosed to Ingalls's
return" to the senate are circulating his
Seecho9 and interviews throughout the
state, but this work has not checked the
tide toward him. Wednesday Iniralla ca:-
tutvd a half dozra legislative conventions.
To Mem the lag.ills tide the following
from one of his kite interviews is being
We cannot disguise the truth that we
are on,thn vcr-re ol a revolution. On one
id.) is capital, formidably tntrenehW in
privileges. iiT..g;nt, doiuanding new con
cessiotis. enriched by domestic levy, and
adjusting all values to its own standard.
On the other side is labor asking for em
ployment, starving in the cities, but de
termined to overthrow a system by which
the rich art? grov ing richer and the poor
p:rer; a system which gives Vanderbilt
wealth lieyond the dreams of avarice and
condemns the poortopovcrty whichhas no
re!tig.? from starvation but the grave."
Hut that is just what, the average voter in
Kansas In lieves to be true.
cago. which is being iKen uown that a
new postoflice may be erected on the site.
The big" passenger steamer L uique, with
a full loiid of passengers, went aground
on the head of Hurson's island, off Algo
nae, Mich. She was finally released and
her passengers landed at Port Huron.
1a. L. Leach &; Sons, of Chicago, wore
awarded the contract for the erection of
the new postoflice at Pa wt ticket, H. I.
The midget baby which was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin SeoUeld, of Plain-
field, Wis., a few weeks ago is dead. The
hild was ihe smallest baby ever born in
the state, and perhaps in the United
States, having weighed at birth one and
Cornelius Vauderbilt's physicians be
lieve that he has passed the crisis and is
now out ot danger.
The steamboat Paul Tulane, of N'ew
Orleans, struck a log in the Mississippi
river and sank rapidly. The passengers
and crew narrowly escaped.
At a country wedding near Saitinaw.
Mich., drunken Germuus threw a bomb.
completely shattering one side of the house
of Farmer Hussell. Ihe crime was the
result of a feud of long standing.
M. Eugene Soulier, the French poli
tician, journalist and Author, is dead.
Obituary: At Milwaukee, Miss Clara
Perry, of Port Huron, Mich.; at Clinton,
Ills., Kev. Joshua J. Miles; at Brooklyn,
X. Y., K-v. Dr, Halsey W. Knapp, T7; at
Larrallton, Ills., John Clough; at Earl-
viile. Ills.. Mis. Jane Alcorn. 03.
Missouri l!eMilican Convention.
:ri:i';FIKi Ii, .hi!v St The Missouri
Republican convention indorsed the St.
I.ouis p'atiorm and t icket nnd nominated
U. K. Lewis, of Henry county, for gov
New Kiiland liny Urines Out Eulogies for
tl:e I'uritau ( harnrtcr.
Cl.KVKI AM, July 21. Yesterday was
Xew England I3:'y at the city centennial
celebration, the feature being the New
llagland dinner. liolh Setiator Hawliy
and Alderui'iu .1. Kennedy Childs,of Hurt
forxl. Conn., spoke at the dinner. Senator
Hawley simi!:o of the Puritans who settled
the Western licscrve tis men who were
probably not J sour nnd sever. jss they
h.td lioen paintcj. lie s.:nl they had at all
events a belief ill something, and as for
himself ho had Kit her have a mistaken lie-
1 1 i f for which h; would lie willing to
spe ik. and if need be light, than to he one
of the negative men wh i abound in the
present day and have no belief on nnv
subject. He said that when he saw these
p.iMi-bclieving m.'n he wanted the Puritan
back again wit h all his disagreeable char
acteristics, if he had any.
Chihls' sjioke of the gratification with
which the Hartford people had accepted
their invitation to Cleveland and treated
laughter nnd applause bv saying that the
amount of (lower bills accumulated nt
Hartford headquarters indicated th-it
Hartford and Cleveland might lie united
bv ties other than of blood. He Mid that
even the Democrats in the Hartford party
admired McKinley for his put. lie record
and his pure home life. Major McKinley
also spoke in praise of the Puritan charac
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I H'l M ON- or V. V. WHITNEY.
The roll of tUe convention was
called to determine the number of
armv veterans In attendance in favor
of silver. The noil showed 196 union
veterans. IS ex-confederates and
four Mexican war veterans. C. K
Scott, of Omaha, then addressed the
At the conclusion of Scott's speech
thr.'e cheers were given for Urysn
and the convention adjourned till
SSI St HEAT tlftYAX.
rraU Wk A-a
r.t tiart t.
Cttic ..., .l;i'.y Tho mei-tln of gnlil
st.iu.lar I D-ttio-T.ts calUl lo cons'.d T the
Jv;iliiliir of l-su'mr a nil for a nj
tinal conTenf.an wus fceld la: night at
the AiMlitoriu-. Anuex. Th uniting
eonri'TMsl pltorlW after S o'rtork and w.w
helit in secret, the public and rro b.-lng
The chief cnuse of the seeier y was that
Corn pt roller tickets, who arrived lost Tru
ing front Wellington, was generally un
sUrstwwd isi cajrr la JUs vest jtxat Um
Says the JK.-ptililiran YLcii'lnrs llava Made
the sutnwtliin Worse.
,kw Yoi:k. .lulv Ll Mr. W. C. Whit
ney wns askdl yesterday if in hisjudS'
metit there would be a third ticket nnml
tinted by "sound money" Democrats. He
replied: 'I think events nnd the course of
the Kepuhlican leaders are making it in
evltaMe. The sit nation Is far worse today.
In mv opinion, than it was ten days ago.
The Uepublican managers and candidates
have shown no rcaiizinssensenf the situa
tion. They have failed to avail them
selves of a great opportunity for benefiting
the country. If the- present condition of
affairs ciuitinues for anv length of tune
sound motiev Demo-rats are bound toor-
pmiennd it ciU'.not be prevented.
1 he truth is thcn does not seem to tie
of the serious-
free silver move
ment, i on may call it a craze, hut it has
raptur.il the imaginations of tho great
mass of people throughout the entire west
nnd south, and it has a much stronger
following in some portions of the east
not closely nllicd to large commercial
renters than is generally supposed. It I
the result of reading nnd agitation. It
ha become a fixM opinion and an un
reasoning one. I think it may be accepted
as it fact that the vast majority of free fil
ter lielievcrs nt this time arc not open to
con v in Ion. 1 heir minds are made up.
He then said that the duty of the hour
devolved upon the Iicpuhlican party and
Its candidate. Tho Kepublicans should
have been the first to welcome sound
money Democrats to a non-partisan
union, subordinating all other tbinirs to
this question of national honor. "What
has been the course of the Republican
leaders and the HepuMican prcssf They
have insisted up;n putting the free silver
enthusiasts and the sound money Demo
crats in one class and denouncing all to
gether under the name t national De
mocracy. Mr. McKinley continues todis-
n the tariJ. which ha ceased to be an
I actual Issue in this campaign as com
' ptctcty a Ma very; and the Republican
: pre and ler.dcr persi.t in deriding au
l Democrats en missj.
-' . . , . i i.
inovjecrai i.-unwracy ana yet auiuu
that the doubtful state are th jsc where
litfiKihlicanuMii ha been dominant for
thirty year. Such a f'cy persisted in
ran have but one effect- It will arouse
the Innate party loyalty ot patriotic Dem
ocrat: it will make thcra angry and will
result in drawing sharp party lines. It is
difficult enough fur a Democrat to con
template the iMsstbUity of votimt fur Mo-
Colonel Ly decker lienor! What Wu Done
Thereon Last Year.
WasiiinoToX, July 24. Colonel O. J.
Lydecker, Iu charge of tmprovements on
the ship channel connecting the waters of
the great lakes reports that durlui the
past year the work of surveying ana exca
vation was continued. Section No. 2 on
St. Mary s river has nearly been com
pleted. Tho entire channel through the
n-ef m st. Marv s river abreast of seniors
Kncr.mpment island will be completed in
tk-tolnr. The cast half of the channel at
the foot of Ijike Huron has been thrown
open to navigation. 1 he west half proli-
alily will lie completed in Septemlwr. The
channel through Grosse lViinl fiats, Lake
Clair, probably will lie entirely com
pleted this season. The eastern half
the channel through the barnt the mouth
of the Detroit river has been thrown open
1 he Mississippi river commission in its
annual report to the war department
says that the surveys under the direction
of the secietary of ihe commission have
been suecesslully continued during the
year. Sevwity-two miles of the river was
surveyed l-csides taking bydrographic and
topographic observations. Ihe majority
of the s.ieeial committee of the couun
sion HpjHiinicd to prepare a statement for
the information of congress ot the amount
and cost of permanent banc protection
reports that it is lielu ved a type of liank
protection by revetment and supplement-
nry work has lieen developed which iscap-
able of g'l service, loiter improvement
huvc increased the cost from vll to fjo jjer
Srurc on the I'lrKL
Chicago, July 21 Following are tl
scores reporteil by Ieague base ball clubs
At Louisville Washington 7. Louisville
at Cleveland I'hihilfiphia 1. Cleveland
at Pittsburg Xew Vori l, Pittsburg
(s.-cond pimc) New York 3. Pittsbura li
at Cincinnati Rain; nt Chieagj it tin.
Western Icngut: At St. Paul In
dittnanolis 2, M. Paul 2 ten innings
same culled to permit tha teams to catc
trains; at Minneapolis Columbus 3.
Minneapolis 8: at Kansas City Detroit ,
Kansas City l--
Westcrn Association: No games It'.iu
Conimim Keeps Ijtte ilnnrsL 11
Loxkon. July 1. The house of com
mons is still sitting at this hour (!::. m.1
d:.-usaing the Irish land bilL The bill has
been passed through the committee tote-
Merit in medicine means power to
cure. The great cures ot Hoods
Sarsaparilla proves its uneqaaled
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Suits that were 122, $20, $18. The
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12.99 for Children's Suits that
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Ages from 3 to 15,
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considered bargains at $16.50.
15. $13.50. i? tk
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they won't last long at the price,
$1.39 for Hats that were
12. $2.50. $3, and a few that
were $3.50 and $4. All this
season's Hats must go.
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