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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SOCK ZSLAUD, ILL, 8ATDR0AT, OCTOBEH 31. 15J.
rsics Txznss can.
Bryan Received With Enthu
siasm in Iowa.
GREAT MEETING AT OTTUMWA.
Crossing the State Enroute
Mark Hanna's Latest Claim
Does Not Worry Him.
Ofctnmwa, lows, Oct, 31. Bryan
entered Iowa at 6 o'clock this corn
ing. He made bis Grt speech at 7
o'clock at Mount Pheasant. A large
audience congregated this early and
were evidently in sympathy with the
speaker. The speech was largely on
the lines heretofore followed. At
Fairfield, another large crowd lis
tened to Bryan's reply to the ques
tions propounded to him by the Tele
graph. Uce asked whether it would
not be unfair to suddenly switch
from the gold to the silver for pay
ment of the interest on eur bonds,
thus suddenly changing them from
bonds as Rood as gold into silver
bonds. Bryan replied the ques
tion assumed, that gold and silver
woald be maintained at parity,
whereas the free silver men main
tain that under the free coinage at
16 to 1 at parity would be maintained
and the silver dollar would be as
good as a gold dollar, whether melt
ed or coined, here, or anywhere else
in the world.
At Ottumwa he was met by a re
ception committee and escorted into
the city, where he remained over an
hour addressing crowds at several
rir UUplay Day.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Flag day was
almost universally observed. From
early morning from every building in
the businass district flags were dis
played. The republican national
committee distributed nearly two
miliioa paper flags.
In New Yark.
Sew York, Oct. 31. Sever in the
history of political campaigning have
the streets presented a more ani
mated aspect than today on the occa
sion of the parade of the republican
organiztioos. Everywhere the dis
play of ttz aud bunting exceeded
anything of the kind before wit
nessed in this city. It is estimated
that not less than half a million fNgs
Boston, Oct. 31 The entire city
is a vast field of waving colors. Along
the route of the business men's gold
standard procession the decorations
excelled anything previously seen.
St. Loala- wind lip.
St. Louis. Oct. 31. The campaign
closed hero today with parades and
speeches. From almost every resi
dence, store and busineis house stars
and stripes were flung to the breeze.
The parade moved in 20 divisions,
and is estimated that nearly 75,000
were in line.
Claim KTarytbtOB Mark.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Chairman
niDDi mis morning issued a
signed statement saying as a result
of figures received from chairmen of
the state committees on the final
polls carefully taken, he was confi
dent McKinley will not have less
than 311 electoral votes; probably
safe for McKinley 26 more: doubtful
32: conceded to Bryan 78.
Ilrjao I Not Worrying.
Oeeola, Iowa, Oct. 31 Bryan
when shown the estimate, made bv
llanna of the electoral vote said: -I
should say fully half of tho electoral
vote he counts on will be found in
the free silver column. Unless re
ports which come to us from various
states are entirely erroneoas, we will
have considerably more than 800
MrKlul.j's Matnrday at Roma.
Canton, Oct. 31. The first delete
tion today was the tin plate workers
oi uiwcod, Ind., who filled a special
train. When McKinley appeared they
gave mtn an enthusiastic demonstra
tion. A train load of Cleveland peo
ple caine next.
"Manama Ulll MnlcMe.
Kansas City. Oct. 31. "Oklahoma
Bill" suicided by shooting. Hois
said to have been a member of the
famous Dalton gang of outlaw.
Tho Wt ataa.
Generally fair tonight and Snndar.
continued cool. Brisk westerly wind's.
decreasing in force Sunay. "Today'
, temperature It.
F. .r. wlt. obferrer.
8uborjb for Tb Assqv
BUSINESS WAITS ON THE ELECTION.
No One Baling Anything Beyond What I
New York, Oct. SI. Bradstreet's
ays: Business in staple lir.es Is con
fined to Immediate wants. Interest in
the election absorbing attention. The
volume of trade is smaller than a week
ago, and will continue restricted until
the results of the election are known.
Advices from Important distributing
tenters report that the leading com
mercial and industrial houses take a
hopeful view of the business outlook,
and expeet an early revival of de
mand. An encouraging feature is a
further advance In the prices of leath
er, wool. Bessemer, pig iron, wheat, In
dian corn, ku-d, raw and refined sugar,
and for crude and refined petroleum.
Only moderate orders have been placed
for woolen goods for spring delivery,
but manufacturers are disposed to buy
some raw material.
Mercantile failures throughout the
United States have declined in number
this week, the total being 246. against
292 last week, 299 in the week one year
ago, 253 in the corresponding week
two years apo, and 233 in the like week
of 1SS3. There are 27 business failures
reported from the Dominion of Can
ada, against 4S last week, and a like
number in the week a year ago, and 46
two years ago.
VTATSOS IB OUT OF THE RACE.
Tell His Hrarer He Wants to See the
Nebraska Man Kleeted.
Atlanta, Oct. JJ. Thomas E. 'Wat
son spoke at Sandersville yesterday In
behalf of West, the Populist candi
date for congress the Tenth district.
In the course cf his remarks he ex
pressed a sincere desire that Bryan be
elected at all hazards. Respecting
himself he said among ether things:
"I am out of the race in Georgia. There
are two tickets you can vote next
Tuesday, Bryan and Sewall or Mc
Kinley and Hobart, and if you can't
stand either stay at home."
Ha paid his respects to the fusions
that have been effected in various
states, and esneciallv Kansas, and. to
"What stricken one'bas be uplifted
his treatment In North Carolina. He
said Butler had arranged the most
beautiful fusion ever arranged. "If
I were to go Into that state to speak."
he exclaimed, "what could I say? I
could anly repeat the Ten Command
ments, say the Lord's Prayer and dis
miss the congregation. Watson Is rot
looking well; hl3 voice Is not strong
and he seems to be jaded.
Jone Denies a Speelal Mory.
Washington, Oct. 31. SenatorFaulk-
ner, the chnirman of the Democratic
congressional committee, in response
to an Inquiry, received the following
dispatch from Chairman Jones, of the
national Democratic committee, dated
at Chicago Oct. 30: "My statement to
the London Chronicle correspondent
was that McKinley could not win with
out Illinois: that Illinois was not at
all essential to Bryan's success; that I
had no doubt of linyan's election with
out regard to Illinois, though I believe
our chances to lw Ix-st for Illinois "
LEADVILLE MINERS' STRIKE.
Federation of I-alxir Official I Trying to
Settle the Trouble.
Leadville, Colo.. Oct. 31. W. H. Mont
gomery, pjeneral organizer of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor. Is here for
the purpose of settling the miners'
strike if possible. He has Interviewed
all part la here, and while his mission
Is as yt only fairly begun he has
strong hopes of its success. He nays
that he finds the mine managers, busi
ness men. smelter managers and citi
aens generally very anxious to have
an early and satisfactory settlement.
and from what he has heard from the
miners he knows that the majority
of tham feel the seme way. Mont
gomery said tho loss already accrued
from the strike, cohering wages, loss
OI traoe. etc.. vnii assrcr.te ;.tx000.
The Rev. Brow Case at Dabnqae.
Dubuque, la.. Oct. 31. The Dubuque
Association of the Congregational church
will not meet until next April at Bcllevne.
Brown's Dubuque friends say the associa
tfon Is not likely to reconsider the resolu
tion accepting him Into fellowship, as re
quested by the Bay conference, but m.iy
agree to tneot representatives of the San
Francisco church on neutral territory to
consider the cace.
Ringing noi?ea in the ears, snap
ping, buzzing, roaring, caused bv
catarrh, all disappear with the ui of
Of the Leader of the Fight for the
HIABLY TWO EC0EE OF SPEECHES
Added to the Record of the Drmeeratle
Campaigner Repabllran Prop lorn
Caoae a Senffle at Janesrllle, bat Noth
ing Serious Happens -Candidate Greeted
by large Crowd Arrives at Madatoa
Too Soon for the Reception.
Madison, Wis. Oct. 31. Bryan made
a somewhat noteworthy tour through
the "gold" belt of Wisconsin yesterday.
Beginning at Green Bay he worked
his way south west ward. making
seventeen speeches. The day was with
out special Incident until the railroad
town of Janesville was reached, when
there was a disturbance wheih at once
time looked as If It might become seri
ous. This point was reached about
dusk, aud there had congregated about
the station a large assembly of people
which covered the railroad platform,
"the tracks and cross streets for some
distance. It was evident that the
crowd was friendly to Bryan, as there
was an almost complete absence of the
gold badges which had been worn more
or less conspicuously at other points
during the day, and as he was received
with a very friendly demonstration
when he stepped upon the rear plat
form of his private car.
Repnbltran Procenaion Make Trouble.
He had hardly begun speaking, how
ever, when a procession crossed the
railroad tracks In the rear of Bryan's
audience. It soon developed that the
procession was composed of a unW
formed MaKinley club carrying ban
ners, mottoes and pictures of the Re
publican candidates. Immediately aft
er crossirg the railroad the procession
turned abruptly into the crowd as if
Intending to come directly tothespeak
ing platform. There Immediately arose
apprehensions of trouble, and there
What orphan has ho upheld?"
New Yolk Journal
was a disturbance of two or three min
utes' duration which caused such con
fusion as to put a stop to the speech.
The friends of Bryan In the assem
blage around his carriage quickly ral
lied with the evident intention of put
ting a stop to the further progress of
the procession In his direction.
Have a Seattle Over the Banner.
The mottoes and banners were Im
mediately made the object of con
tertion. p.nd a scniffle ensued over their
possession. These gradually went down,
with the exception of the portraits
of McKinley and the American flag,
which there was apparently no effort
to displace. It was asserted that In the
general scuffle there was some resort
to physical violence, but it was im
possible from the train to observe all
the details of the encounter. The Mc
Kinley procession gradually withdrew
and order was very soon resorted. The
McKinley prtices?i"n was not a large
on", numbering about forty. Mr. Bry
an tirtdressed himself in the brief speech
which he made at this iioint to the bit
uatien before him.
Where the Speeehes Were Made.
Bryan's speeches were made at Green
Bay, Depere, Kaukauna. Appleton,
Neensh. and Menasha. Oshkosh, Fon
du Lie, Chester. Juneau. Watertown
Evansvire. and Madison. None of
thera was of more than thirty minutes'
duration except the addresses which
were made at night at Madison. All
except the Madison speeches were made
from the rear platform of the special
car. This arrangement proved of im
mense benefit to Bryan physically, sav
ing him the wear and tear of making
his way back and forth through im
mense crowds of people eager to press
close to him. and also In saving time.
From almost the beginning of the day's
tour the train ran ahead of time, bring
ing Fryn Into Madison In time to be
gin his eiieech in advance of the hour
scheduled for his appearance.
AHEtB OF TIME AT MA HI SOX.
Ejeort I Jfot Present at the Stat loo Bryan
Make a statement.
At several il:ces on the programme
the yellow ribbon-was very conspicu
ous. Still there was respectful atten
tion on the part of even those who
wore these colors, and the silver men
were at all places demonstrative. The
arrangement committee's plans In
Madison were kr.ooktd in the head by
the arrival of tho Bryan special car
forty minutes ahead of time. Na car
riages were at the station, no crowds
welcomed him. The candidate took a
carriage for the Gymnasium, where he
delivered the first jrtldress of the even
ing. Shortly after he left members of
the local committee went to the sta
tion, a brass band made Its appear
ance, a torchlight procession hove In
sight, but the distinguished personage
whom they were to escort as a guard
of honor had left.
A gocd-slzed crowd turned out at
Chester and llrtencd with respectful
attention to the candidate. At Juneau
the first really Democratic crowd of
the day was encountered. There was
not a yellow badge visible from the
train, and the enthusiasm which
greeted the few remarks of the candi
date was sincere and long continued.
There were large crowds at Water-
town. Jefferson and Fort Atkinson, but
the majority of his hearers at each of
those places were apparently not In
sympathy with the free silver doc-
rines. Kvansvllle was the last stop of
the evening before Madison waa reach
ed and the audience was enthusiastic
to a great degree.
There were thrc speeches planned
for the nominee at Madison, but owing
to the fart that a young man who
knew Bryan In Lincoln some years ago
had taken the duty on himself to noti
fy the committee here of the candi
date's eatly arrival and had failed to
do so the committee had to drop one of
them. At the Gymnasium a large
crowd heard the candidate although he
arrived there much ahead of time. The
other meeting was In the assembly
chamber and that room was parked
with enthusiasts for silver. He left
at 8:30 for Iowa.
Bryan while here gave out a state
ment In reference to assertions that he
Is a member of the A. P. A. or Junior
Order of American Mechanics; that he
is opposed to the public school system
and that he voted against the teach
ing of English In the schools of New
Mexico. He denies all these statements
In tusn and emphatically. While he
recognizes the right of parents to send
children to private schools he believes
In the free public school as a part of
our government system. The Demo
crats In congress. he said voted
against demanding a pledge that
the English language should be taught
In the public schools of New Mexico
because they did not deem it neces
sary or wise to require from the peo
ple of New Mexico what had never
beast required from the people of ohter
territories seeking admission.
BRYAN MEKTIXl AT KEW YORK.
Labor Vnions Give Their Final Cranil Tree
New York. Oct. 21. An Immense
throng turned out last night to attend
the last great demonstration of the la
boring classes of this city In favor of
Bryan and free silver in the Cooper
Union auditorium. The meeting was
the result of the' l.ilor eonfrence.
which is composed of 100 labor and
other organisations. Henry O. Cole,
of Uie Brick Makers' union, presided.
The first speaker wns John W. Swln
ton. He said: "We believe In the Amer
ican flag, and In William Jennings
Bryan. ' We believe in the I'nited
Slates, In our representation In the
ffederal constitution fairly construed
In the richts of the states. In the bal
lot box. and in Bryan. We believe In
law and order and in Bryan. We be
lieve in sound money and In Bryan.
We believe in bimetallism, the Income
tax. and In Bryan.
"We repudiate Carlisle and his bond
Jobbery We repudiate anarchism
and militarism. We repudiate the pa
gan clergy who won hip God. We re
pudiate all fire-eaters, libellers, dema
gogues, fanatics and Wall street gam
blers. We are opposed to coercion and
to government by the bayonet. We are
opposed to that dogma, of despotism.
the infalihillty of the supreme court, as
Illustrated by Juttlee Shiran, the f-llow
who changed Ms mind. We are opposed
to the repudiation of any debt obliga
tion, public or private." Henry George
was given an ovation.
itryaa to Caaraat Omaha.
Omaha. Neb.. Oct. 31. The arrange
ments tor the appearance of W. J. Bry
an in Omaha next Monday night have
been practically decided upon by his
managers. He will speak at half
dozen halls during the evening, but the
order In which he will appear at each
has not !cen announced, as It Is feared
that if this was done his crowil would
all congregate nt the first rend'-zvous
and leave the others deserted
To Care a Cold to One Uav
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leia. All omcro-iat. lnm the.
uiuucj .1 ik .ana to cure, zo ccnis.
Many cf Tour frietds. or people
whom you know of, have contracted
consumption, pneumonia, or other
laiai oisiases be ner-lect of a Minnie
com or congn. rolev's Hr.ncT and
Tar. a safe, sure and pleasant cough
aiwicuiB, wouia have saved them
It is guaranteed. Sold by M. F.
A crease tarfrbakiag aowdvr. H'gf
all la teamucg rKmr-a. rai'es at
Oo Haw T
We put on
Suits and Overcoats
Overcoats worth Q12.oo at
Suits worth $12.oo
This lot of Suits consists of Blue and Black Cheviots, Cassimeres,
or Worsteds, in square and round cut
Ove coats in Bck, Blue and Brown. Double faced, first class
lining, satfned piped coat. Match them for less than $ 1 2 c Isewhf re.
On Monday, Oct. iq,
we have placed on
40 - ROLLS -IO
This Is from a late,
though small impor
tation, of which we
fortunately secured a
slice. If you want
Mattings take advan
tage of this weM as
sorted stock, as it will
last only a short time
Prices 10c lo 40c a Yard.
Also, received a nice
& Carpet Co.,
4. SV, ?W Brady
AT IT AGAIN. j
sale today the
ever been offered
Made from the Choicest Hops and
Finest Selected Barley.
Fresb From the
csa mnm iir wro,
best line of
at the price.
Brewery Every ' Day,
lasnryorarsK Uater Us
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