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THE A ROD 9, TTE ON E SPAY. OCTOBEB 21. 199C.
PahUshsd Daily and Wsakl at UM Bcwmd
Areace, Rook Island, 111. Intered at the oat
oBc M ascoad-claM ratter.
J. W. FOTTKK
THKB Daily. 10 cenU pet week. Weekly,
t3.00 per annam; la advance SI BO.
AH eanrasnieatioea of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, atast bare
real aame attached for pabUeatioa. No boob
article will bo priated over Bctltloua lifmatnrea.
Correspondence solicited from every township
n Book Island county.
Wedxesdat, Octobeb 21. 1896.
BBTA5 AND BEWAIL
WHXIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
For Vleo President,
Governor Joan P. Altgeld
Lieut. Governor Mohros C. Crawford
Secretary of State Finis E. Dowhiwg
Auditor A. L. Maxwell
Treasurer E. C. Pace
Attorney General Gbobgb A. Thuds
University Trustees Mrs. Julu Houi
Smi lh, B. P. Moroah, N. W. graham.
Representative 33d Dist.. .William McEsiBT
For I ember of Concrete Tenth Dlstrlet....
William B. Moors
For Presidential Elector X. W. Hurst
Clerk of the Court Louis O. Jahss
State's Attorney Chabus Butord
Coroner Dr. Gsorqr E. Mbrrtmar
Surveyor A. E. Johrsoh
I believe the straggle now coins; on li
this eanntry and other coantriee for n sin'
Klo gold standard, would. If anceesefat.
nroducs widespread disaster In the end
throughout the world. Ths destruction of
ellvsr as money and establishing cold as
the sols nnit of rains must havs n ruinous
effect on nil forms of property except thoee
investments which yield n fixed rotnra In
anonry. James O. Maine. (Cos
Beoord, pages 820 to BM, I87S.I
and Boies Sat-
1k there is anything the Pythians
want that they do not see, all they
have to do is to ask for it.
Now that the rank and file of re
pablicaoism have seen their party's
ideal of statesmanship, what do they
mint 01 mm.'
Rock Island will entertain the
president and the vice president of
the United States and the ez-gov
crnor of a great state Saturday.
Tug most unkindly cut that was
given Politician John R. Tanner yes
terduy was that casual observation
made by a republican, that he would
mak" just such a governor as B. F.
Knox has a mavor.
Billy Mason, the political clown,
is to be put on the trail of Bryan,
and is to bark at the presidential
candidate's heels throughout the
state. Mason boasts of "the run he
is going to give Bryan for his
money" etc., and recalls that the
last place he met ' Bryan was at
Waterloo, (Iowa), to which fact he at
taches some significance. Well he
may. Waterloo will be the last place
Napoleon McKinley will meet Bryan,
and it will be a case of 'history re
Tuk money question, when applied
to the administration of state affairs,
is what makes the Altgeld adminis
tration enjoy such a deserved promi
nence, ine barkings of Ifx-Gov.
Fifer will not hide the fact that the
cost of running the charitable insti
tutions has been $598,000 less under
the Altgeld administration than it
was under the Fifer administration.
Enraged by such a showing, Ex-Gov.
Fifer. instead of explaining the mat
ter, Dimply raves. Ravings do not
bitter the parsnips for the tax payer
that a saving of $598,000 does.
Fob the last ten or twelve years
the shippers of this state have been
Setitvming the railroad and ware
ouse commission for a new freight
schedule and reclassification. Re
publican commissioners always pig
eonholed these petitions. When Gov.
Altgeld took hold of affairs things
ceased to be run for the benefit of
the corporations. The petitions
that the republicans pigeonholed
were at once taken np, and although
a reclassification of 10.000 articles of
commerce was a great work to un
dertake, the commission did it and
granted the relief. The independent
lreight bureau maintained by shippers
estimates the saving to the people by
reason of the new classification to
mount to $1,600,000 per year.
These are the things which endear
Gov. Altgeld and his administration
to the people.
- A Few Flgmrss on Stats n ananas
In one of the speeches which John
B. Tanner is reading in this state, he
either shows woeful ignorance of
state finance, or else be is deliber
ately falsifying the record either of
which show.s him incapable of dis
charging the duties of the office of
governor if there was a possibility of
bis election. In the speech which
he read at De Kalb Saturday. Sept.
19, he drew a comparison between
the administration of Gov. Fifer and
that of Gov. Altgeld. bat he demon
strated that he knew absolutely
nothing abont it. Got. Fiter came
into office about Jan. 1, 1889. On
that date there was in the state treas
ury f3.352.40G 84. There were un
paid appropriations amounting to
$1,993,124 37; leaving a balance of
Gov. Fifer. if properly chargeable
with the revenues levied for the
years 1888-89-90-91, as follows:
IKW" K.in onn on
IN .;iaii.ni nt
I1" 7Mti M
""l -. l.aOn.ftiO on
naiance as above 1 ai.2tv; 4;
Gov. Altgeld came into office abont
January, 1893. On that date there
was a balance in the sta'e treasury
of f 3,715,199.40, and there were un
paid appropriations amounting to
12,283,683.90, leaving a balance of
$1,431,515 50. Gov. Altgeld is prop
erly cnargeaue witn the revenues
levied for the rears 1892-93-94-95 as
l2 i 5nn.0no.co
Balance above tl.4:l.5l5.S0
Amount received by Altireld..
Amount received by Filer
. ..K.M1 SIS.5H
llalunce in Fifer's favor HTi.rtUCi
Bnt Mr. Tanner should have stated
that Gov. Altgeld had to pay for the
re-Duuaing 01 tne Anna insane asy
lum; for the expense of more than a
quarter of a million of dollars on ac
count of the strike of 1894. $300,000
on account of new buildings on the
state fair grounds, and is now build
ing two new insane asylums and two
normal schools. In addition to this
he has taken care of 7,986 inmates of
the various state institutions, while
Gov. Fifer cared for only 6,773
Mr. Tander in his DeKalb speech.
said that Gov. Fifer received during
bis administration, in round nam
bers, $9,000,000, and that Gov. Alt
geld has received $12,821.415 or
$2,375,660 more than Gov. Fifer.
Whoever made up Mr. Tanner's fig
ures for him has not consulted either
the auditors cilice or the session
laws, from which the statements we
have given have been taken. The
trouble is that Mr. Tanner knows
nothing of state finances and trusts
to some one who is equally ignorant
Why Ms Changed to Htivsr
Rock Island, Oct. 21. Editor
Argcs: As a life-long republican it
wouia atiora me pleasure to explain
my change of views in regard to the
great question which is now the
most important we have. Until
lately ray views harmonized with
those of the gold standard party
but a little incident set me to think
ing. Dropping into the meeting
at Harper's theatre, when Gov. Alt
geld was speaking, I was impressed
with the enthusiasm of the crowd
that packed the building: being busy.
but a lew minutes was spent there.
in tne evening, alter seeing the pa
rade, I repaired again to the opera
house, to hear Powderly. To my sur
prise there was plenty of room and
no enthusiasm at an. it was as
frigid as an icebox. This set me to
thinking. My impression all along
bad been that Kock Island was
overwhelmingly republican, but here
was evidence to the contrary. It
takes money to buy campaign suits.
torchlights, hire bands of music.
etc. Somebody beside the men who
march is paying for all that display.
ana whoever is paying for it, ex
pects a icturn on the investment.
Therefore, the cause must be in favor
of the wealthy. As a working
man my interests are not in line
with the rich monopolist or trust. It
is time we were getting a change,
ana the first move we want made
is to put silver back in its proper
piace. uuu tne ueaa tana issue will
be buried so deeply that it will n6t
leave even a shadow to remind us
of its going. Republican.
Electric Bitters is a medicine suit
ed for any season, but perhaps more
generally when the languid ex
hausted feeling prevails, when the
liver is torpid and sluggish and the
need of a tonic and alterative is felt.
A prompt use of this medicine has
often averted long and perhaps fatal
bilious fevers. No medicine will act
more surely in counteracting and
freeing the system from the malarial
poison. Headache, indigestion, con
stipation, dizziness yield to Electric
outers, sue ana i per bottle at
llartx a UHemeyer's drng store.
Cured hi n Day.
Mystic Care" for rheumatism
and neuralgia cures in 1 to 3 days.
its action upon the system is re
markable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cans, and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly relieves. 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotian. druggist. Rock
Island, and Gust Schlegel as Son, 220
west second street. Davenport,
kail It bs IS to 1.
Silver men say yes. gold men say
no. But all who have need it wheth
er gold or silver men concede that
Foley's Honey and Tar Cough Strap
is superior to all others as 16 is to 1.
Sold by hi F. Bahnasn.
Many desperate cases of kidney
diseases pronounced incurable have
been eared by Foley's Kidney Care.
Many physicians use it. Sold by M.
Is Attempted by DsftM Crawford at Be,
LmK bnt Fails.
On Saturday, the 10th. Durald Craw
ford, proprietor of the great depart
merit store of D. Cram-ford A Co.. of
St. Louis, discharged twelve of his em
ployes, some of whom had been In his
employ for many years, because they
confessed, when he questioned them
upon the subject, that they favored the
free coinage of silver and intended to
vote for Bryan- Crawford is a Scotch
man, and. although he has done busi
ness in St. Louis for thirty years, he
was but recently naturalized. He is a
Republican and an advocate of the
fold standard. In discharging; these
men h declared that "Xu anarchist
shall breathe the air of my establish
ment." and told them, further, to s;o
out and tell their friends they had been
dismissed because they favored free sil
ver. In an interview given out to The
Globe-Democrat, the local Republican
organ, in w hich he tells how angry he
became when he learned "these vipers,
as he called his employes, were going to
vote against his "interests," Crawford
"Finally I ordered my men In the
office to make out a list of the silver
men in my employ. When it was com
pleted there were twelve names on the
list that we were sure of. and develop
ments have shown that we made no
This outrage raised a perfect furor of
Indignation in St. Louis. Within an
hour after It became generally known
private citizens contributed nearly 92.-
000 to a fund to prosecute Crawford
for Intimidation under both the federal
and state law. and flovernor Johnson,
the ablest criminal lawyer in the city,
was employed by the Democratic state
committee to conduct the prosecution.
The laltor organizations took p mpt
action in denouncing the outrage, the
papers were full of threats from the
people to stop their patmnage of Craw
ford's store and such a storm was rasied
about Crawford's ears as he never
heard before. Tuseday afternoon, realiz
ing that discretion is the better part of
valor. Crawford published a letter of re
pentance in The Post-Dispatch, in
which he says:
"I have invited all of the men to re
turn to my store and to occupy their
former several positions without prrju
dice as regards the future, and without
loss of salary since they left my em
"A man In anger often makes mis
takes, but I do not believe he loses
any of his manhood by admitting; his
error. I desire every man in my em
ploy to vote as he pleases, but I be
lieve that every man who carefully
studies existing conditions should vote
for McKinley. To allow all of my cm
ployes to vote as they please and have
ample time to do so I have decided to
close the store of D. Crawford & Co. at
1 p. in. on Nov. 3."
The issuing of a warrant for his ar
rest has caused many a criminal be
sides Crawford to "repent of his er
ror." but "repentance" of this kind
does not stop prosecution. I Wore
Crawford Is through with this matt, r
he will have learned that he dues not
absolutely own the men who work for
their wages and without whose ser
vices he could not even open his store.
much less do business.
National Party's Nominee for Clnvernor of
Illinois, Resigns nnd Supports Bryan,
Altgeld and t ree Silver.
Rev. Isaac W. Iliggs has resigned
the nomination of the National party
for governor of Illinois, and has ac
companied his resignation with an ad
dress to his party from which the fol
lowing Is taken:
"I am also constrained to say that
I shall cast my vote and Influence In
support cT the Chicago Iemocrntic
platform and its candidates, and would
be glad to have every Nationalist In
the state do the same, as I believe that,
r.ext to the National party, the Demo
cratic party lest represents the inter
ests of the great mass of the common
people, and sulTrage to the ppapapapa
people, and that in the future the
privileges and the lilerties of a free
suffrage to the wage earners of the
nation will largely depend upon the
result of this coming election."
Rev. llr. Hips makes a strong ar
raignment of the great corporations
for coercing dependent labor, denounces
the political methods of Wall street, as
exploited by Henry Clews, and closes
with a strong appeal to the memliers
of the National party to cast their
votes for Bryan and Altgeld and free
NOT AFRAID OF FREE SILVER.
Free Coinage Will Enable This Company te
Better Accommodate Its Patron.
The Swiss International Loan agency.
with headquarters at Mount Vernon,
has made many loans In Illinois. Mr.
Timothy Gruaz represents the agency
and has addressed the following; letter
to his patrons:
"To My Many Patrons In Southern
Illinois In answer to numerous In
quiries relative to the probable future
action of this international loan agency
I beg to state that I represent several
Swiss capitalists, true and steady Re.
publicans of the old school, all without
any reservation favoring the free and
unlimited coinage of both gold and sil
er at the American ratio
of IS to I as the shortest
road to general prosperity here and
abroad, and further, that should the
free coinage of silver prevail I expect
to accommodate my clients much bet
ter in the future than In the past.
Yours for free thought, free coinage.
and above all. free men.
Cros Hannn fw yean of power nod be
will stain ths White Hones btnrh f
He will utterly destroy every vestige
of trades unionism, for he will have the
army, the navy, and the treasury at his
command. He will discover that It Is
heaper to abolish manhood suffrage
than to buy votes: and next November
may be the last chance that money'
less men ever may have to record their
vote for president. Many Republican
working-men are thoughtlessly going
to the ballot box just as an ox goes
to a barbecue gaily decorated in honor
of Its own death. Rev. Herbert V.
casson I Lynn. Mass.
Senator Allien,. m - ,
Wasbingtoa that he fears Bryan will
carry town. Ana wen fee ase.
ItwnnMbnlst log to know If there
tango elmaaa In tbo noSo wbioh Stark
Staaanfeayna-liala anion anlant one WlM.
Out-door life and Scott.
Emulsion of CodMiTcr Oil with
Hypophotpbites have cured
thousands of cases of consump
tfem m fix early sU get. They
cure old. advanced cases too;
out not so many, nor so prompt
ly. 'vThen a case is so far ad
vanced that a cure cannot be
made, even then SCOTT'S
EMULSION checks the rapid
ity of the disease, relieves the
pains in the chest, reduces the
night sweats, and makes the
cough easier. In these cases it
comforts and prolongs- life.
Don't experiment with cures
that destroy the digestion. Pin
your faith to the one remedy
which has been THE STAN
dard for Over 20 Years.
Book about it free for the ajkicg.
For tale by all dVuggfats at 50c and
SCOTT BOWNE, few York.
SO CAN YOU.
He bad a hantltome dwelling
That vacant RKmth had umd:
He sought the aid of all his frtrn.1-
To And a tenant good.
At last nhen quite despondent.
With vain endeavor spent.
He got three applicants at once
From an Aki.ri vast KorKrnt '
AT A. Kill
TfTA!CTKr-T-,v AttKXTH. CAM. AT
tavi omen. 4H anal . u..liti- kn,u
TJ)R RKXT-Hor.r:S:ONK AT III THIRD
-- nvenue. aal one at Nmta strsel.
require 01 .. i. n . Kchreiaer.
TTTAVTBi-i imn .- ivn .-s-
dli1 fan fteetirn situation be utiilriM
. . . wwn. ritiwnia BWTCl. iwn
TSTAKTTO-irKJf WHO WILL WORK FOR
o ovary or innra oiiaiiniasl n
selllas stanlo enn4 t,. mot-aLa ... i..u-.
W. roortb atroet, Ua
Af ANTED LA DtFS ivn firxTT nmt
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""m wo eroi stoitin tot aeer?pv.vn elrmtar
Aanrem W. K. Heck, lock bos Iff. Sales. Unxx
"CX)R RENT A n.AA!CTOrrnCR1tnOM
J? la the Cans building 00 Second avnaaa
Tj"OR RKNT-TWO XlfEFI.ATH. IW AVtt
Weoond avenue. Inquire at Herns
pOR RENT -A 4RVM HOCK WITH
a- eloaeta. water supply, eta. Apply tJ
Tnenty-Urst street. w
piH JWXT-FIVE-Rinwi KI.AT. KI;H
v-V?' "!" Inquire ol J. D. Takr.
W4 Nineteenth street.
poR rkxt-i.ar;e ihwt RiiOM. KIKST
B?lr..bV?- ""',m hication. suitable for
two. hiirbteeolu street.
TtOR RENT-A FINE. LARfiE. I? ROOM
J- briek house in Houtn Rock Island, us.
bth. water and good barn, two sores of
J w".?l- r?lur k" ,ro" treet ears. Inquire
of Oordoa Uonman.
IT'" SALE-LOTS OX KAS.V Tinva
. r. "?on,hl pavments If desired. Inquire of
J. D. Beecber. nctf Seventeenth street
WOHD TXTKST-in IX THREE PRIZE
' ' e largest aumherof Enrlish worrt.
sS'?'. on,"'r,' - Roes l.lsnd
Send ltt of words mm) MiSrent stamps to
iif..'Cil'i,7d AM awl reer e bv
lT ,,e awarded before busts.. da
AddresK Rock Island Art company
jySEASES of Eya, Far.
Rosa, Throat, Lungs,
Stomach, Skia aad Blood.
Buptara cured without in
BOOHS SS aad 17, afeataaaa
. Building, eoraar Sacoad
aad Mala 1 tracts, DaTaapori.
U. to IS am. aad S to
p. at. EvaBlaga, Wadaaa
daya tad Satardars. 7 to p.
m. Eaalaja, t to I p. sa.
1745 Second Avr,
I Welcome j
I Kniohtt nf Pvlhiac J
4 w J
' r 1i rriBrt isirt tail 11 asW
WE wclcomt you in
welcome you for the
chanty yoj disr bate;
we welco-ne you for
the benevolence for
which your great
lodge is noted; we
welcome you as
our honored guest t
to our beautiful ciy.
Come and make our
store your headquar
ters. All parcels
checked fre ; wheth
er vou buy of us or
not, make our store
Any courtesy gladly
Dress Goods, Velvets and Silks.
The best and well selected drees
goods department a iha west. Here
too. eaa Bad the latest the world's
market produces. This week we
snake pedal low prices oa all ita
ported dress fabrics.
4-ioch silk fiat at heoriciUf
special per j at a
40-loch blaok silk warp heoricl.
ta, per jard T
&2-iorh bia-k infortf Trench
nrffe. per yard
At Jack blacks aad colors, eao-
bair entires, imported to rev
tail per yard, only.... fl.H
40-incb doable let tares in balbe,
boa retls. Isee offerts, etc, aU
shsdes, per yard He
Velvets. Velvets, Velvets.
The best line of colored and
black ailk velvets ia the tri
eities, only, per yard
A better line, sack as asaally
sold at fl.2. fl.0 a yard,
for this week (aU shade) per
Special Hosiery Site.
&0 dozen ladies black Cashmere
&0 doxca ladies' black ribbed
wool Hose.SOc per pair, 3 pair
35 dos ladies' estra heavy Hose
wool, doable soie and hlch
splice heel tfo
309 pairs children's black ribbed
Hone, sises 6 to Si. this week
per pair 0e
1,000 pair misses and children's
wool Hose, sices to Hi, this
week three pairs for file
600 pair rents' natural wool
bait Hose, this week S pairs
100 dosea decorated china cops aad
saucers idv price oi oririnal
ev . .
porceiain. Having porcnaaed a
large line of fine china caps aad
saucers as oar owa prioe, w will
pat tbem on sale at once ia three
lots as follows:
Lot 1 consists of cold Ealshed
cap aod saucers, lace work
regular value Sue,
sale price jo,.
Lot 2 Large nottA cape, fluted
pattern 1 miih floral decora,
tioa. yon have paid for the
same cup lie. our price, per
cap and saucer lie
Lot 3 Gentlemen's largo mot
to cop, fluted pattern, mus
tache bar. will be cheap at
soe, outgo at, each........ 15c
A beautiful Delft rWl 1.11
frame, scroll rjatteen orr.pi h
Our fnll line of low ahelf clocks
la real Delft frames at, each H
YOUUi h UgGOODS
The Besiest aad Beat Store.
1715 Second At.
Are two of the most important points
to consider In buying an) thing. We
make thrm our sprclihy in
Quality the best la color, design And
finish. Price as low as good goods
can be sold.
See our stock and prices that's our
The latest periodicals and currect
literature of all kinds.
1711 Sr OOND AVENL'F-
THE SCHOMA CKER
Bse attained their rlebrit-
pnWiolj ahlbtted U ompeUUea
Al the International KaUHUoa at Crytal leleoA, K. In IBtS,
ever 100 pianoe ea esbiMUoa rir rYlre te tbe fsrbnwnrkiv riane.
i rkli laUtle la ruiedelptie la 1M. 6H, and afaln
At the AsMrioaa InsUtaU In JBew Vork In I KM.
At tbe alary lead lastiteu la tn1tlttre la 1m.
At the lateraeUoaal Eahluitloa ia rhUadelpbla la 1I7C.
Tim Sciiomackea PiAxos AecctrcD nil HiciiHT Awards
old ooemet-orsLr rot Si ttsas at
Wallace's Music Store KliJI"!
Honest Value for Your Money.
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Big Reduction ,
BEE O HIVE
IpiH JTeetgeeoad Street, .... rAVPfOlT
Dcctro-Gold String Pianos
they have Invariably roootved
RICYCLES! - -
Wilson Roadster SS65
Wilson Special 550