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THE ABSUO. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1CS&
Shield's gives the public a Hard-Times Ben
efit -for tomorrow only.
Fifty thousaid pounds of Granulated Sugar
absolutely the best standard Granul.ted Sugar
at 4J4 cents per pound 10 pounds for 43 cents.
Not more than 10 pounds to a purchaser, and
none to children. The sugar sale will close
promptly at 7:3" p. m. There are others,
20 pounds Granulated Sugar., f I
Shields' Best Flour 90c v
8 bars Kirk's Soap 25c
IS bars Imperial Soap 25c
1-lb package Baking Soda 5c e
l-t package Corn Starch fic S.
1-lb Or. Price Baking Powder. . S'Je f
Bye Meal, per Bask 23c
Rye Flour, per sack 25c
Graham Flour, per sack 14c
Corn Meal, per sack 71c
Clothes pics, per dozen lc
Brooms from 7Jc up
Can Corn from 8c up
Genuine new maple sugar 11c
New 1K9C crop prunes... 5c
7 pounds rice 25c
Holland Herring, per keg 74c
Phone 1217. 2600 Fifth Aire.
Will Bum Anything.
Call and inspect the largest and fine&t line of Stoves
in the three cities. All styles, sizes and prices. You
are cordially invited to call and inspect our stock.
Allen, Mirers & CompnDY
Oppca!te Herder House.
Can Tomatoes, per can 7o
Can Peas from 5c op
New dried Apricots, per pound 10c
lit, can Salmon, per can 9c
Small Soar Pickles, per gallon. 19c
Buttermilk Soap. 3 bars in a box 9c
Package Coffee 17 je
New Conde-sed Mince Meat 4
packages for 25c
Good Peaberrv Coffee, only.... 221c
I Rio Coffee, per pound 18o
60-tti can pure Leaf Lard only S2 67
I 15-pound pail Jelly S5c
2-gallon pail Syrup 44c
9 o'clock Washing Tea per pkg Sc
Ginger snaps, per pound fic
Sweet cider, per gallon 19c
Golden Drip syrup, per gal.. . 28c
New 1896 citron, per pound.. .17Jc
Now ready for Inspec
tion. Also a full stoc(
of Fall and Winter
Gloves. Fur goods
made to order. All
kinds of far repairing
Ml SECCXH ATI.
IlMGEST STIM "JWT T)C wti
Greatest Poli ical Meeting in
ANXIOUS TO HEAR ALTGELD.
Auditorium Packed to Over
Crowd Waits Outside to Greet
Moline never had such a meeting
as that 'which turned out to bear
Got. Alts-eld last night. Notwith
standing the desperate efforts made
or repuoiicans to araw the peo
pie to this citj, thej remained there
with the exception of those who
came down aa pronounced republi
cans to lend aid to the 'demonstra
tion designed to counteract the effect
of the governor s afternoon address.
1 he auditorium was packed to sur
focation an hour before the time an
nounced for the speech, and the time
has not been in Moline's histoy be-
iore wnen such keen inter
est and enthusiasm were shown
in a democratic SDeaker In the re
publican stronghold of the county.
inere were i.oou people in the house
400 of whom were on the stage
Chairman W. R. Moore, of the demo.
cratie county committee, called the
assemblage to order and introduced
C. W. Phillips, president ot the Tri-
uuy Labor Congress and of the Twin
Citv Typographical union, as chair
man of the meeting, and Mr. Phillips
made a lilting address ia presenting
tne governor as the tearless and true
representative of the masses of the
people. tov. Alt geld was received
with a tremendous manifestation. It
was such a greeting as he received
in Kock island in the afternoon.
spontaneous, hearty and soul stir
ring. The governor was given the
closest attention ana bis strong
points on state questions were thor
oughly appreciated and applauded.
A crowd of as many as found their
way into the theatre awaited the
governor outside and the multi
tude was addressed by W. J. Kerr, of
(joioraao. w. K. Moore, u. J. ale
Eniry, and William McEnirv. and
when the governor was introduced
after he had finished his address in
side the crowd cheered him until it
had exhausted itself. Then Mr.
Kerr went before the meeting in the
auditorium and held the closest at
tention until 11 o'clock.
The Bryan club went from this city
as an escort to Gov. Altgeld and on the
return to this city a gang of Moline
hoodlums near the Peal house pelted
the electric train bearing them with
ka m Splaadld Impmalae.
Gov. Altgeld made a splendid im
pression both in his address here and
the one in Moline. There was noth
ing Impassioned in his remarks on
either occasion. The calm, thor
ough and business like manner of his
delivery, yet eloquent and convincing
and the force of hi arguments com
manded not only the attention of his
bearers, but awakened confidence in
him on the part of those who, led by
misapprehension, had gone to see
a different kind of a man and to hear
a different kind of exposition of meat
nres and theories.
Aside from his strong presentation
of state affaire and his arraignment
oi tne inequalities 01 the tax system,
the governor at his afternoon meet
ing in Kock Island discussed the cur
rency question in an exhaustive man
ner. An increase in the tariff would
not afford the panacea for the ills
with which the people of this land
are am '.cted today. Republicans feel
ing that tome hope must be offered the
American people and having nothing
eise, tney noia out the idea of in
creasing the tariff tax and ask that it
be tried, and they ask the people to
shut their eyes to the fact that the
distress from which we suffer exists
all over Europe, as well as in this
country, and that it existi ia coun.
tries having a tariff, countries hav
ing a moderate tariff, and in coun
tries having no tariff at all. They
ask the people to shut their eyes to
the fact that we now have a very
high tariff. The governor then took
up statistical reports to show that
the McKinley law for the fiscal year
ending June au, ios. produced a de
ficit to the United States treasurv
ot f70.0C0.000. He took up the his
tory oi silver coinage in ibis coua
try, showing stept by step the coin
age of the white metal from 18 '6
down to 1873. aggregating $154,318.
071 and this in the face of the fact
that it had been maintained by Carl
Schnrs and others that congress de
monetised nothing when it struck
silver down ia '73. In 1871 there
were 1.117.127 silver dollars coined
and ia 1872 there were 1,1)8.600 sil
ver dollars coined, being nearly twice
the number coined before In a single
year, and this two years before the
demonltization act. Be referred to
the treasury statistics on money to
show the per capita circulation as
well as the general volume There
is not enough money ia the eonatry
to do its business, that is the main
fact, ha held. Ia all the agricul
tural states of the south, the Missis
sippi valley aad the west there is
the greatest scarcity of money. The
banks are naabl to furnish what is
aeeded. aad evea ia the money cen-j
tars a very little distarbaaee readers '
the beaks helpless. There is less
than $200,00GO) la gold la the
banks ot this eonatry; tha of
ficial reports of the treasury
department place tha amount at
1127,629.099 ia the banks. On the
theory of over production ia this
country under any circumstances and
ia contradiction of snch a condition
he stated that wa bad had experience
and actual data upon this subject.
According to the tables Issued by the
treasury department Aug. 16. 1893,
showing the total production of gold
aad silver in the world at coinage
value, it appears that from tha year
1792, whea our monetary system was
founded, to the year 182. the time
of the great gold discoveries, being a
period of 60 years, the total produc
tion of silver in the world, rating it
at coinage value, was 1.769, 197.000.
and the total production of gold in
the world during that time was
f 960,233.000; that is. on the average
there was about twice as much silver
produced as gold during that time.
The prodnction of each metal varied,
of course, daring the different years,
and vet the market remained practi
callv the same during all that time.
The tables giving the market prices
show that during those 60 years
there was a variance ot oniy seven
tenths of a point, or just about tha
cost of txchange. The sama table
shows that from 1852 to 187S the
total gold production ot the world w
12,616.575,000. while the total silver
production was only 1989,325,000;
this is, there was two-and-a-half
times as much gold produced as all
ver, yet the market ratio remained
unchanged during these 21 years
just as it had during the period ot
60 years when there was twice as
much silver as gold produced.
Again, the same tables show that
from 1873 to 189J. Inclusive, the to
tal gold production of the world was
f 2.176 505,000. while the total silver
production was $2,347,087,000. that
is, the production of gold was nearly
equal to that ot silver. JJuring the
first two periods silver was a money
metal. During the last period it
was not. Inasmuch as 11 ver did
not tall in value, as measured in
gold, it is clear that had silver not
been demonetized it would not have
fallen when the gold production was
nearly equal that ot silver alter 1873.
He dwelt at length on the disas
trous effect of demonetization on
agriculture, on wages aad the gen
eral condition of the people and the
effect of money circulation on the
law oi supply and demand. When
there is a large amount of money in
circulation prices are high, whea
money is exceedingly scarce amon g
the people prices are low. The vol
ume of money forms the line for
prices, li you wipe out half the
world's money prices fall correspond
ingly; if you double the volume
prices win on the average double
It is under this same law ot supply
a nd demand that the demonetization
of silver has affected general prices
lurouguoui) tne woria. so it is. too,
that even as two men require more
money than one, and a thousand
more than fifty do. as the Dooulation
increases there must be a correspond
ing increase in tne volume oi money.
or mere win do a practical shrink
age and less money per capita. He
made a patriotic and ronviciog argu
ment for free coinage, holding that
the increased volume would get into
circulation just as that which we
now have has. and that money
win cw w appreciate, but will go
to building houses, shops, railroads,
starting factories and doing business
generally. In answer to the charge
ui nHiuiiM uisaonor and repudiation
under free coinage, the governor con.
tended that inasmuch as we got pa-
par uiuuey ior which those
bonds were sold, and gold and silver
for the remainder, the debt bavin?
been created long before 1890. when
congress declared practically that it
was tne poncy oi tbe government to
seep everytntng on a gold basis and
there was no dishonor or repudiation
in liquidating obligations ia the
specie in which they were con
tracted. Ta tara Pfnyuy.
The governor insisted that the res
toration of silver would tend to again
f t "
raise prices ana restore the nnrcha.
ing power ot the tannine- and ttro.
ducing classes, and with the restora
tion of that purchasing Dower, when
the farmer can again spend money at
the store, can again spend money at
uup. speua money at tbe college
spend money in travel, there will
come universal activitv. The manu
facturer will again find a market for
wnai ne makes, and labor will be em
ployed and the tendency will be to
revive universal activity and pros
Tha muiw.lm.J l- ,
- i.uuuiruica hiti
agreed to do a caah -
after Oct. 1. 1896.
Coupon books in deaominaUons of
from $1 to $10 will be sold at a dis
count of ft Tier nit mwA ... ...
cured from the different drivers or
i isuaury omce.
Sluunx Parkers Laundry.
A. - F.BKsa. Prop.
Bock Iajaad Bteam Laundry.
C a D. Laundry.
Holla City Laundry.
M. H. Lvoa.Proa.
P. A. Maaavmaa.
- - - - . a , -
iar tonight and Friday;
warmer. ast to southerly triads.
Today's temperature, 76.
v. . wtu, Qbaanai.
Ta la (mm la owe Day.
Take laxative Brnmn oniii t.k.
. . retund Us mjney
it it fails to care. 26 emu.
For wora-out busiaese saea noth
lg equals Dr. Kay's Beaovator.
CRUSHED BY A CAB.
Shocking Fate of Little) Fred
Greder on Fourth Avenue.
8TEU0I BT A ELECTZIO KOTOS.
Bay Was I'atfev It
at at tha Iaj
Fred Greder. a boy 11 yeara of
age, waa rua dowa and badly maa
gled by motor 26 ot the Third aveaue
line on ronrth aveana betweea
Twenty-first aad Tweaty-eeooad
streets shortly before aooa today.
Tbe boy with a number of eomnaa
ioas was playing on tha south aide
oi the street aad started to cross the
tracks, not observing the ear. which
was moving west on tha left hand
track, the irregular arrangement of
running each line occupying tha
tracks between Fifteenth, and Twi
ty-fourth streets on a separate track
being necoessary today ia conse
quence oi tne interruption occasioned
by tha construction of tha storm
drain under tha tracks at tha cross
ing of Twenty-fourth street and Fifth
avenue. The car was in charge of
axotorman Kennedy and Conductor
Babcock, and just as the boy reached
the track the motor struck him
aad he fell beneath it. He was
dragged 40 feet and his head was
fearfully lacerated. Ha waa takea
to 8t. Anthony's hospital in tha city
amouiance, ana lira, ttartb. Vera
hardi and De Silva attended him.
The unfortunate boy was foaad to
be frightfully aad mercilessly ia-
jurea. ine scsip was torn on tbe
back of the head and ground into
small pieces. The frontal bone was
crushed and the nasal bona broken
The left eye was completely gonged
out. The upper jaw bone was so
iracturea that it bung loose. Tba
right arm was badly fractured. Tha
sight was a most shocking aad dis
tressing one as the surgeons want to
work on tbe little sufferer, and it
was two hours aad a halt before a'l
the wounda were dressed. Tha phv
sicians do not sea how it is possible
ior tne noy to survive; although be
was still alive lata this afteraooa.
The boy is the bob of Beinhart Gra
der, of bouth Bock Island.
Tbe Verae Swain came down and
tha Jo Long and Winona went north.
J be stage oi water at the bridge
at aooa was stationary at 1.80; the
temperature was u.
Tbe water is about stationary with
rc'pects ot a alight decline from
ak fepin to Bock Island.
It is now acknowledged by tbe Jo
Long officials that there was ao rea
son for attributing a malicious ia
tent to Pilot McGlniey ia connective
with the Winona-Long collision at
Camanche. and that CapL McGlniey
actea tne part oi tne maa all tbe way
through, but it is now insisted that
tba occurrence was CapL McGinley's
fault. A similar incident occurred
at Clinton Tuesday aad Capt. McGia
ley was not around. The tang
seems to nave a way oi getting into
trouble. She brgan it when she first
meddled with Capt. Streckfus.
With the exhilaretiog sease of re
newed healh and strength and in
ternal cleanlines. which follows the
use of Syrup of Figs, is unknown to
the lew wbo bave not progressed be
yond tne old-time medicines and tbe
cheap substitutes sometimes offered
bot never accepted by tbe weL'-in-formed.
21 S. Peoria St., Chicago, 111
Jan. 11. 1896.
Our Working WomatTa lloma as
sociation naaa Fil1a Hnn.t and
Tar six years ago. and are using it
today. It has always been a favor
ite, ior wnne its taste is not at ail
nnnleaaant lla afTaota ara wars Kan a
ficial. It has never yet disappointed
us. Withiug yon all possibta sac-
cess, sincerely yours.
UlSl U. tlXOK, BUS. Ur.
Sold by M. F. Bahasea.
That tha public may know
that wa ara working to en
core a share of the patroa
age. It would be worse than
foolish for ns to advertise
unless we kept out promisee.
When wa say wa ara giving
tha best values ia groceries
wa mesa it. Wa ask fair
Gire You FooJs
That Are Good-
Aad wholesome ia ret are.
Bear this ia salad thea aad
aaad yoar orders here. They
will receive prompt atten
tion, aad yoa will be money
ahead in the aad.
Geo. A. McDonald
2304 Fifth Ave. Phone lit.
a. j. cnirzn $a con
Grates and Tiling.
.pBaatsSWaft T1 1
All kinds of TILING. We invite your inspection
A. J. SMITH & SON.
12S and 12S W. Third Street
IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME TO SEE.
1804 Second Arenne.
THREE OF A KIND
CraTTBAL SHOE STOBE, .... i71f tcOSD AVDfUI
Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
OCCUR TO TOO THAT PERHAPS TOU HATS HOT
ALWATS MADE PROFITABLE PURCHASES BECAfSE
TOD HAD KOT SEES WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE AKD OUR
WATCHES. CLOCKS. JEWELRT OF ALL KIKOS AXO
8 KILLED WATCH KEPAUUfttt A PfeClALTr.
We show about 63 pattern
U Wood Mantels
Th SOit tksVt tTMra Ia la k
comfortable in. to be busy la; a
sensible, wall-made, awell habit.
There arc la the liaa fancy Over
plaids. Isle of llama. Tweeds.
Homespuns. Cheviots. Worsteds
aad other wearable cloths. Made
oa honesty every snip of tha
shears aad every stitch of tha
needle by expert tailor heads. Not
the ordinary tailors, bat thoaa
that have crossed their legs apoa
tha tables ia tha best custom
tailor shops ia the lead.
Oaa Price .
All happy because they have heea te Rdmel
ers ature aod have bwaj ttumt with the
only ratty, ermifotlaUe and stylish abam that
U-y have wore ia many a day. Hera Is
what we are offering Vuar choice of any af
Ue followtnv l-alnai Leetbar fcboea at
02.GO Per Pair.
Men's French rat Calf Bat Tale Tin.
" " CMhToa.
" Blocker. IV. Tea.
BaL Berlin Tea.
Theae are all bleb-trade
tatlrd at at te be ee. Wa mi
"ererors yoa oaa have a
Cow quick before it Is toe