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BOCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL, XLV. ffO. 265.
BOCK ISLAUD, TLL TUESDAY. AUGUST 31. 1897.
PSI03 TXQLE3 CT3T3,
EVERY MM TO HELP,
Union Men and Friends of La
bor to Be Asked to Give a
Day's Wages to Miners.
A5D rUSTIIIE ACTIOS PROBABLE
Trouble In th Spring Vail (7 Hoard of Kd
Dcmtlun Which U Divided Agaloit IUlf-
Cubin Ioaargvnta Win Anothtr Tlctcrr.
end Llkewlie golfer Loss SlUotllsneoos
St. Louis, Aug. 31 The rommit-
teo appointed to outline the plan to
ttssisi the striking miners reported
to the labor congreBB this morning.
After an ex toe .led and bitter ar
raignment of the courts for so-railed
government by injunction, a series
of resolutions were ofTered, among
which were one jetting apart next
I'riday as a da? on which every union
man and friend of labor bo appealed
to to contribute his clay's earnings to
the support of the miners, and in case
the strike is not settled by Sept. 20,
a gcueral convection be called
to inett in Chicago, Sept. 27, of all
labor organizations, to 'consider
further m'fMirf.s in the interest of
striking tuiner and labor in eecerp.l."
Toe plntform declares tbe ballot the
bent and safest msns cf ameliorating
the condition of labor; calls for public
ownership of rbilrond and telegriph;
and protehts niinst government by
injunction. Tbu reading of the plat
form bu-1 no rooner concluded than
a dozen d.fh were clamoring for
Without confining themselves to
Ihemnttcr in baud the, delegates
tumid their oratory loose for the
remainder tf the morniag session.
Knti'litord took the convention to
t ik frr petting off the subject. He
laid too miners did not auk for aid;
that wax cot tho oljoct of the con
vention, lie raid the conference
should endeavor to settle the para
Mount Uosion cf government by in
Pittsburg. Aug. 31. The small
c perntors of thU district, who were
the most ent!.UH',ns:io in favor of
r pening tho mines and to pay the
lunicrs' liemanl, today say It is im
possible to operate on that basis.
Kcl'l 1 Mm.
Coluiubu?, Aug. SI. The coal
strike is consHurod as practically
rettlid here. Tbe p!sa is to resume
work at 01 cents pending arbitration.
Hi l.urtcert lrll.
Chicago, Aug. 31. Mrs. Agatha
To-.eli was tbe first witness in the
l.ii- tert casu this morning. She was
a friend of Mrs. I.uutgurt. She testi
fied lhat Luetgcrt caiue to her hus
band's saloon May 2, looking pale,
bbo ai-ked b:m what was the matter,
but he didn't reply. May 15 she
asked him about the disappearance
if his wife. He sail he was as inno
cent in tbe sun in the sky. She told
liim she believed him guilty. He re
plied but fc r tbe children he would
kill himself. II j asked her what she
Ctrlttlan r.ndtavcr Convrntton.
Dubuque, Aug. 31. The twelfth
annunl convention of the Christian
Kndeaior association met today with
1I00 tU-li gates present. The morning
session wbh devoted to preliminary
work, meeting of the executive cotn
ruitieo and tbe reception and enroll
ment i f delegates. Tonight ad
ditives of Keicotuu will bo delivered,
to which I'mideut Kev. Kinseer will
respond. '1 lio real woik cf the con
veniiun begins Wednesday atd con
tinues until Thursday night.
Havana, Aug. 31 den. Linars
was defeated bv the insurgents in
the province cf Santiago and lost
two captains and 1 1 men, and had
bit own borto killed under him. Tho
Cubans were driven from a strongly
fjrtitied position k vnbini de B,j-
corrn ; loss 6 killed. The insurgent
peter!. r.iraoo, is reported
woundetf in ooin legs.
Kryat.'De t n'M!rfttP.
Keadirg, l'a . Ang. 81. The deal
ccratic state convention is in session
this afierecrn to nominate Candi
da, r . f,i. auditor end fctnlff trfnanri
A wild srer.o followed tbe temporary
chairman's mention of the came cf
lt.-yan. Tbe delegates and specta
Royal eukc th food pert,
wbviemme ami delicto.
OWL tUM aoaOCft CO., H TO.
tors stood on chairs and waved hats
and handkerchiefs and cheered.
The Farmsrs' National Council
St. Paul. Aug. 31 The seven
teenth meeting of the farmers' na
tional congress was called to order
this morning. A large share of the
session was devoted to welcoming
addresses and responses. This feat
ure concluded. President Clayton de
livered bis annual address, and Sec
retary Stahl his annual report.
Fanre Ea Root.
Dunkirk, Aug. 31. President
Fan re arrived this morning from
Bussia. He received an enthusiastic
welcome by members of the cabinet,
headed by Premier Meline. The
Board la Split.
Snrincp Vnl1w Tit An 51
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There is a split in the board of edu
cation. Both factions have employed
teachers in tbe public schools. Trou
wi i .-j t . , , ,
uio is cspeuieu wneu me scnoois open
Bombav. Ansr. 31 The tribesman
blockadinir Kobattnass have been din.
pcrsed. All is ouiet at Peshawanr.
SENSATION IN LUETGERT'S CASE.
tH-fL-mlant'i Son, Called ly th State, Give
Some w Evidence.
Chlvago, Aug. 31. The Jury having
been Attained in the Luetgert case that
caune ctlebre was begun In earnest yes
terday. Ore of the first witnesses called
after the state's attorney had made his
statement was Louis Luetgert, the 12-ycar-old,
bright-faced eon of the pris
oner. The boy had already been exam
ined twice as to his knowledge of his
mother's dlsjppearnce, and in neither
ca?e did he refer to having heard his
mother about the houee after he had
been sunt to bed. Yesterday he recounted
how he had gone to a circus on the even
ing of his mother's disappearance. He
returned about 10:C0 and found his
mother, to whom he described what he
had Feen at the circus. While engaged
in this conversation his father entered
the room and ordered him to bed. Later,
he said he heard his father descending
the rear stairway in the direction of the
This portion of the testimony ig Iden
tical with that given at th? preliminary
hearings. Lut yesterday he continued
Ly saying that after he had been asleep
for a long time he was suddenly awak
ened by hearir.se a rustle in his room.
He called out: "J that you. father?" but
his mother's voice replied: "So: it is
me." The boy declared he was sure i:
was his mother's voice which replied to
his query, and he soon went to sleep.
The state's ntturr.ey a.-ktd Louis why he
had not t'dd thi3 part of the testimony
In-fore, and he replied that no one had
asked him if he had heard his mother
Mn Would Wrork i;irard College.
Kansas City. Aug. 31. Mrs. Kdith Sig
ler. wife of Frank Sigltr. cf this city,
traveling salesman for a I'hiladelphiaci
gar house, makes the following sensa
tional declaration: "I am a descendant
of Stephen Oirard, the multi-millionaire
of l'hiladelphia. founder of Girard col
lege. My great-great-grandfather was a
brother of Stephen Girard's father.
When Stephen Girard died in 1SS1 he
had no direct descendants and the col
lateral descendants could not be found,
so he left his estate to charity. I am
going to try to wreck Girard college and
Bet my money.
Duug'Toli forest l ire.
Anaconda. Mont., Auir. 31. A fierce
forest lire is raging a few miles west of
here and spreading with alarming ra
pidity toward this city. The lire has al
ready burned oer 10.000 acres cf timber.
A messer.irer from the burned district
say that Georgetown and Silver Lake
are both in the track of the fire and un
less something is done to check the
flames great loss of property and life
may result. Near Georgetown a terri
Me fire has generated and flames 100
feet high can be seen from the village,
iirain lluMtiiii; to I'hivago.
Chicago, Aug. 31. The rush of grain
to Chicago is now enormrus. The re
ceipts yesterday morning were: 'Wheat,
675 cars; corn, 3.5S5: oats. 791; total. 4.-
P.M. These are large cars and heavily
loaded, and aggregate 5.000,000 bushels
of grain. Under this pressure wheat sold
off a little the first hour. December
wheat weakened to 5Si cents, but soon
recovered to S'.i cents.
1VIconln Jurist I'aralyrnl.
Richland Center. Wis.. Aug. 31. Judge
T. L. iJowns was stricken by paralysis
yesterday morning, his whole left side
being afpvted. His condition is very
serious. Judge Downs is 74 years old
and has held the office of probate Judge
for seventeen years. He was re-elected
last spring. He has been showing
symptoms of paralysis for two weeks.
l'olice Tost Itumrd.
Simla. Aug. 31. The Shinwari and
Kehi police psts on the Sair.ana range
were attacked, evacuated by their parri-s-rs.
and L.urr.ed by the enemy on Sun
day right. In addition the Orakzais on
the same nisbt looted the Xariab. Sam
nna. bazaar and burned the school. The
Kohal pars Afridis are still loyal, in
spite cf the mullahs' strenuous efforts
to excite their chiefs. They promise net
to oppose the l'eshwari troops who are
marching en Kohal.
Itnrglars Do CleTcr Work.
Xananee. Or.t.. Auir. 21 Sim trr,r
, on Friday night the branch of the
j i-cminion nanK here was entered by
burglars and 132.000 In checks and cash
i taken from the vault. So cleverly did
I the burglars do their work that when
j the officials cpened the bank on Satur
! day there was no visible evidence of
unyining oemg wrong. That this was
so was due to the fact that the burglars
had knowledge of the combination cf
Only nervous" is a tare indica
tion that the blood- is not pure.
Hood's Sarsaparilla parities the blood
and cares nervousness.
THEY FIRED HARR1TY.
Pennsylvania Democratie Com
mittee Takes Radical Action
with a Cold Man.
WAS HOT A ZEALOUS BETAS MAE.
So Bis Seat in the National Democratic)
Committee Is Declared Vacant and An
other Man Chosen in His Place- -W1U Be
Heard or in the Convention Today Citi
izeu Union of Gotham Decline to Com
bine Against Tammany.
Reading. Pa.. Aug. 31. By a vote of
S3 to 26 the state Democratic committee
last night adopted a resolution declar
ing vacant the seat of William F. Har
r:ty, of Philadelphia, in the national
Democratic committee. The committee
met in the rooms of the Americu3 club
by direction of the executive committee
to consider the question of the vacancy
WILLIAM T. HAF.p.rrr.
In the national committee. The pro
ceedings were exciting from start to fin
ish, and at one stage a policeman was
called upon by State Chairman Carman
to eject Timothy O'Leary. of Tittsburg,
for interrupting the speakers. O'Leary
is not a member of the committee. State
Chairman Carman presided except for
a short time when he surrendered the
chair to V. It. I'.rainton. of Lancaster,
to speak upon the resolution, lmmedi
diately after the meeting was called
tc order John IS. Keen, of Wert M-re-l.md,
offered a resolution "that a va
cancy has been created and now exists
in the membership of the national com
mittee by reason of the voluntary with
drawal from politics and from participa
tion in the deliberations of the commit
tee of the late incumbent. William F.
Harrity, and that Mr. Harrity, not be
ing in accord with the principles of the
Democratic party, James M. Guffey, of
Pittsburg, who so loyally supported
William J. P.iyan, be and is hereby se
lected to fill the vacancy."
M ill Come Up in Convention Tcxlav.
Magistrate Charles P. Donnelly, of
Philadelphia, said the committee would
make a mistake if it adopted this reso
lution on the eve of the great battle for
governor. It was the duty of the organ
ization, he said, to bring about a condi
tion of affairs that meant aggressive
ness and harmony in the party, and the
Democracy could not go before the
populace with the expectation of win
ning victories with a divided party or
ganization. Donnelly denied the right at
the state committee to create a vac ancy
in the national committee. Warm de
bate followed, and then Chairman Car
man, at the request of Donally. read
the correspondence between Mmself and
Harrity. Carman followed with a long
argument in favor of the resolution.
More heated argument followed, one
member suggesting the reference cf the
question to William J. Bryan. The vote
then followed with the result stated.
The action of the state committee will
undoubtedly result in an exciting time
at today's convention. The correspon
dence read by Garman was a letter from
Harrity questioning the right of the
state committee to create a vacancy
and affirming his loyalty to the Dem
ocracy and a reply from Garman de
claring that Harrity was not good
enough Democrat to be in official posi
tion. VTIIX STAND BY SETII LOW.
Independent Organization at New York
Refuses to Combine Against Tauiinany.
New York. Aug. 31. The executive
committee cf the Citizens' Unior. at a
meeting held last night decided to stand
alone w ith Seth Low and no other as its
candidate for mayor of Greater New
York. "Hune rule" is what is desired,
and state and national issues are to be
shunned. All this was publicly set forth
in a reply sent by Chairman James F.
Keynold. of the t'nion, to Lemuel E.
Quigg, of the Republican county com
mittee, to the invitation to the confer
ence of ar.!:-Tammany organizations.
In his answer Reynolds says: -I am in
structed by cur executive committee to
reply that loyalty to the principles of the
Union, to the voters w ho have authorized
us to express their preference for the
first mayor cf the Greater New York,
and to the candidate whom truy have
chosen renders it impossible for the Un
ion to accept the invitation.
"The Union having been organized for
the express purpose cf carrying into ef
fect the principles embodied in the con
stitutional provision separating local
from state and municipal elections, and
of securing home rule for the citizsns of
New York, cannot combine with parties
representing state and rational issues in
the nomination of candidates chosen be
cause of their party affiliations, and nec
essarily under obligation to the party
which they represent. The Union has
appealed to all citizens, cf whatever
party, without surrender cf their rarty
lllegiance, in the cause cf good city gov
ernment. In response to this appeal V.
429 voters of the city cf New York have
united in declaring the Hon. Seth Low
their choice for mayor.
"The Union cronosea to afford this
O ii.'f . A
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324, 326, 328 Brady Street.
There to receive our im
mense new stock of
Which will be the choic
est stock ever plaoed
in Davenport. In the
meantime we will dis
pose of the balance of
onr former stock at ri
diculously low prices,
making bargains for
those seeking bargains.
Remember We Are at
The Big Store.
k Gap! Co.,
hody of vi:t(r an opportunity to txer
cise their statutory right to make r.om
inatiens independent of party, in accord
ance with the election law ar.d in ful
fillment i f their expressed wish, trd it
is our earnest hope that the high char
acter and ability rf Mr. Low ar.d his
fitness for the cilice will induce all
friends cf pood govenrmer.t t puppor.
his candidal y."-
Mtiynraity of .r-nl.T New York.
New York. All?. SI. Pr sldcnt Lw
has placed himself on record as witlir.i;
to accept a nomination to the mayoralty
cf Greater New York only with the dis
tinct understanding that If rt(x ted he
should be entirely exempt from any po
litical dictation by any plitical crsan
ization or so-called party leader, and
this fact i3 reararded as an obstacle as
to his acceptance by the republicans.
FARMERS HAVE VIEWS ON STRIKES.
They Will !: (iiven During the Meetins
f thr National CoiikW..
St. Paul. Aug. 31. The advance guard
of the delegates and officers cf the Na
tional Parmers' Congress arrived in
numbers yesterday, lloit of the offi
cers registered at the P.yan hotel, which
will be the official headquarters. One
cf the first to arrive was 1J. F. Clayton,
of Indianola. Ia., president of the con
gress. At the present session, an im
portant theme will be discussed, viz:
strikes and their relation to the farmer.
It is believed the coneresa will pass
resolutions ackins the federal congress
to enact measures which will result in
a tetter system for the control of strikes
and the prctect:on of commerce during
President Clayton said: "I believe
that strikes are often necessary, but 1
also btlieve th y should b? made a last
resort. 1 am in favor of requcrtins the
federal eongre-g to direct the enforce
ment of the interstate commerce laws,
which protect commerce at all times. I
also want to s?e the federal congress
pass laws which will ecr.tr.! theitigantic
trustsof the present time. AVe believe that
trusts are an evil. I want to see trusts
regulated and labor trouoles settled by
Say lie Ok u bUHstiar.
San Francisco. Aug. SI. A Chronicle
special frcrr. Victoria contains a sign:l
statement from Lvrnard Moore, who
c:aimsthet:wr.iUof Skauy. He says
that ten years as, h made application
for 1C'J acres of lur.d in a.:ccrda.nce with
the United States laus as applied to
Alaska, maoe a legal survey and paid In
the requisite i4' o to tic proper official
He hed just begun to s.wk the tlace I jT
a dairy when the geld rush becan and
now thouir. is cf citizens of Fkaguay
are claiming the land he paid the gov
The steam barge City cf Bangor Is on
the way from Chicago to Luffalo with
173.000 bushels of corn, the largest cargo
ev.cr carried on the lakes.
country over as the Miresl eure for thin il i
perou disee. Munroa Rem- fifinf
edie. a oeparate cure for ec-h laUllfL
d:eae fnr mala wt aU drafptsu.
Mostly iic. When in douoi write to Prof.
PATADDU Munyoa. l.VA oreh Street.
OH I Mnnn 'eip- pa., tor ti
Men's Wool Salts, worth
17.17 to $10. go at
theismall sum of 15. No
each valaes offered else
where Straw Hats less
Everything cut in price; must have room for
stock, which will be largest in the tri-cities.
Dr. Ballentine's True Home
opathic Remedies Never
Fail to Cure.
Read His Book, Select the
Proper Remedy and
The following well known and
responsible droggieti carry a fall
line at all timet:
List of Dragalata.
HARPLR HOUSE PHARMACY.
U. F. BAHNSEX, corner Fourth avenue and
A. J. RIESS, Fourth avenue drug store.
HARTZ ULLEMEYER, comer Third av
enue and Twentieth street.
LOUIS A. SCHMIDT, Seventh Avenue
SOHRBECK BROS., Third avenue and Six
The following are a few of his rem
edies, and all are sold bj your drug
gist at the uniform price of 25o each:
NO. 74 CURES LITER COM.
PLAINTS, such as torpid liver, con
stipation, jaundice, etc
NO. 34 CURES PILES, strength
ens the weakened veins and allays
and cures the internal inflammation.
NO. 72 PILE OINTMENT, to be
need in connection with the Pile
Care; an external application. Cures
itching at once.
NO. SO CURES RHEUMATISM,
sciatic inflammatory, muscular and
lumbago. It gives immediate relief
and permanent cure.
NO. 66. NERTE CURE Re
stores Lost Vitality, builds up
broken down tissues, puts new life
ia man, cures all nervous diseases.
BALLEWTIKE RELIEOY CO.
SI QUINCT ST., CHICAGO.
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF
Tour choice of Children's 8nlts.
worth 13.60 to $6. all go for
12.25. Aboit 90 Suits ia
tho lot. Jast tho thing for
Bike Suits, choice of any ia the
house for f5. Flout left
tO fit JOB
THE QUESTION OF BEER
Seems a very simple ess, sal most
people think that beer is bear." That Is a ftlstskr. Thera
is as much difference ia thi quality of beer as there Is la aty
thing else oa the market. If 70a waati good, (are law, tt
the Bock Island.
ROCK ISLAND BREWING CO
iOBm u. raaiDoa. asmr a. raaovf
pnnmca a nou
Paintero and Decorator
rim oaxzx cur-rnrrTi. t
Shop 419 Senstsssdi erect
our enormous l'j'l
Now before the cold
weather sets ia. It will
save you lots of trouble
and lo convenience. If yon
let us do It, it will be prop
erly done, and you will be
money In pocket Our
bills won't eat a hole In