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ROCK ISLAND ARGTJ
VOL. XL, VII. NO. 280.
ROCK ISLAXD. Hili- SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 16. 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MO. BRYAN IS HEARD,
Severe Arraignment of Trusis
'Before the Chicago
TALK EITEOTIVE AND ELOQUENT.
Tel 1. or th. Grnt Kvil That Ha. De
veloped In Two Tear, and the Constitu
tional Remedy Tbat 1. Demanded
Hoorke Cock ran Spoke Last " 1 h t
Other Topic. FrcMnted.
Chicago, Sept. 10 Central Mnic
hull wa packed tooav waen Col
W. J. Bryan ro9e to speak on monop
olies before the trusts conference
His address was brilliant with elo
quent peroration, fn-rjuently inter
rupts hv applause. He declared tbat
more trusts were organized in the past
. . I ! 1 1 . I '
iwu jcui9 uiau in an me previous
In story ol the country, and tbe reo
pie had come face to face with the
Is the trust a blessing or a curse?
"If a curse, what remedy could be
uppiieii f" lie then enunciated the
proposition tbat monopoly in private
hands was indefensible from any
WILLIAM JENNINGS DliYAV-
standpoint and intolerable. He de
nied that prices are reduced under
monopoly. He said the price of raw
material is reduced by tbe trust who
provoked strikes, and compelled em
ployes to accept the wajjes offered or
starve. The trust not only lises the
prices but terms on which the goods
are disposed of also. The lirst thing
expected of a trust is the vuttinj; down
of expenses, second the raising of
prices. He said the love of money
was the nf'uiary cause of monopoly.
TV Arid "is another factor.
He t. tiot agree with the sugges
tion that trusts could be destroyed by
putting in trust articles On the free
list, because the articles could be pro
duced as cheaply as anywhere and
foreign competition could not kill
Commence at the Root.
The only way to destroy them is
to "lay the axe at the root of the tree,
and make monopoly imposihle by
law. Congress should pass a law re
quiring all corporations wishing to do
interstate business to take out a li
cense granted on the condition not to
water the stock, not to monopolize
any branch of the business, and make
public all transactions. If that is un
constitutional, the constitution should
be amended giving congress the
power to destroy every trust in the
country. " At his conclusion two
thirds of the audience left the hill.
J. H. Kaymond, of Chicago, spoke
on 4 -Patents and Monopolies," G. V.
Northrup, Jr.. on Practical and Fed
eral Remedies for Industrial Trusts."
T. B. Walker, of Minneapolis, spoke
on "Trusts From the Business Man's
Standpoint." A recess was taken un
til 3 p. m.
At a meeting of the resolutions
committee at noon it was decided ad-
Mrs. PinRham's Advice Saved
Mrs. Haygs From an Operation.
iLETTEB TO 113. 7IXKSAU MO. 64.283
Prak Mils Iikham Wordscannot
express my thanks to yon for yourkind
advice to me in regard to my health, I
had been running down in health for
almui u-n-n years. I had doctored
with gl doctors and taken a great
many patent medicines. My trouble
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I had a very bard time and after its
birth would have severe flooding spells.
After my second child I had very
good health until last winter when I
nraia became pregnant and suffered
very xcueli and miscarried. I came
very near dying, and the doctor said I
must have an operation, which fright
ened rue very much, and concluded to
write t you for your advice, and take
your medu ine. Was troubled with the
whites, gieat pain in back and hips,
sometimes when lying down or Kitting
was imaMe to pet op. -Would have
such pain in groins coulif hardly walk.
I can say I have never seen any
thing so wonderful as Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound and Sana
tire Wa&h. Your remedies have done
wonders for me. Hoping that many
of my suffering sisters may be led to
take your medicine from reading this
letter, I remain, sincerely yours, Mas.
Mary IIayks, LlAJunxsBrKO, Kr."
Letters like the foregoing should
convince everyone that Mrs. Fink-ham a
advice is certain help.
visable tbat no resolutions be adopted
by the conference.
Coekran DbcotHi the Subject.
"Chicago, Sept. 10. Workingmen,
socialists, advocates of tbe single-tax
theory and students of political econ
omy were heard yesterday morning
the Civic Federation conference on
trusts and combinations held here.
A majority of the sneakers spoke in
vigorous opposition to industrial, finaa
cial and transportation combinations.
Tbe problem iu its relation to the
rt'orkingiuan was discussed. Promin
ent speakers anounced for the day
served ti draw the largest crowd of
the conference. Tbe committee on
resolutions elected Ex-Governor Luce
chairman and got to work. Tbe an
nouncement was made tbat tbe clos
ing speeches last night would be made
by those two distinguished Democrats
Colonel W. J. Bryan and Bourke
Labor Leader. View. Given.
James V. Post, editor of the Out
look, begau the argument this morn
ing with a speech proposing tbe single
tax scheme as a remedy for trust evils.
He was followed by Thomas J. Mor
gan, socialist, who declared tbat "tbe
concentration of private property, the
right of man to own all he can get
ar.d bold all be gets, will go on with
irresistible force so long as the prin
ciple of private property iu the things
3J- which we live is maintained by you
men." Henry White discussed trusts
from the standpoint of tbe garment
workers, and was followed by Samuel
";o;npers. who combatted the idea that
the labor union is a trust.
Organized Labor Not a Trust.
GoniHrs said in part: "It has been
said that organized labor Is a trust,
and I want to say iu connection with
this that to our mind tbat is an ab
solute misnomer. Organized labor
throws open its doors to all who work
for waxes, iiud asks them to come in
aud'share in the benefits. Yor "lot
break into a trust. We have i J 'ie
enactment of the law knowij". .... tie
anti-trust law and tbe law k.V . )fs
tbe interstate ommerce law. b- - ed
to be enacted for tbe benefit v v tie
lciple, and yet tbe only pra-tUt Ve
of these laws has been to steal'-wy
from bs the right of trial by jury and
to imprison the workmen for conspir
acy." View, of a Knight of Labor.
John W. Hayes, secn-tary of the
Knijibts of Labor, declared: "I main
tain that these great combinations are
an assault upon the inherent and con
stitutional lights of citizens; that the
real and tital advantages to be gained
Is tbe des-Mitie control over labor."
M. M. ('arinnd. ex-president of tbe
Amalgamated Association, said that
the decision of a number of eminent
hval authorities bad decided the labor
union amenable to the provisions of
thi nnti trust laws, and they were
bound, therefore, to accept the-tmrw.H
All tbe labor leaders were applauded
ROPES TO MAKE 'EM GOOD.
Clark Think. Trusts Can Exist Without
True Monopoly Other Idea.
John Bates Clark, of Columbia uni
versity, said in bis address that
monopolies are inherently evil: and
trust3 that are true monopolies have
an evil element iu them; but be be
lieved that another kind of trust was
possible and that tbe iossibility of
having trusts without true monopolies
will make socialism unnecessary. Win.
Iudley FoulUe. of Richmond, lud..
spoke on 'The Problem of Trusts and
Some Proposed I'emedles." lie held
that "the fact is, aud we might well
realize it, tbat the total destruction of
these aggregations of capital is moral
ly impossible. A great economic ten
dency, supported by an economic law.
cannot be overthrown by mere enaet
ineuts. You cau make no statute ef
fective against thelaw of gravitation."
He believed iu government regulation
W. I. Potter, of Philadelphia, sjwke
about '"Co-Oieratlon Ilather Than
Competition." He used bis time to
show that co-operation was a remedy
for tbe evils complained of. M. L.
Iockwood. president of the American
Auti-Trust Iajrue. said: "This precious
weapon (ballot) is iu your bands.
. I'se this weapon earnestly and
prayerfully: orjiauize American Antt
Trust Leiicues; stand shoulder to
shoulder with all the sons of toil."
Professor E. W. IUmls. of the New
York bureau of economic research,
said: "The most ominous of all the
dangers is the danger to political puri
ty aud personal liberty. Whether we
like It or not we are destined to see a
vigorous effort before law-making
bodies to relegate to the city the
monopoly of light, heat and trans
portation. The effort has thus far had
its effect in raising the prices of alder
men anil legislators."
1IBVAX-COCKKAN DEBATE FAILS.
Nebraskan Decline to Speak the Same
Night a. the New Yorker.
The joint debate looked for last
cilit between William J. Bryan and
p.ourke Coekran did not take place.
Central Music Hall was packed with
on eager audience, but the people
prtstnt had to coutent themselves
without the oratory of the famous N'e
braskan. who. however, occupied a
seat on the piatform. Bryan surprised
the committee by declining to speak
with Coekran. He explained that he
did net wish to let tbe impression go
out that be was to enter into a debate
with Coekran. Coekran and Bryan
discussed tl- situation privately.
Bryan assorted that he never said be
would follow Coekran with an ad
dress on the same evening.
Coekran agreed to appear at any
time the committee desired, and the
programme was changed to meet
Bryan's wishes. Bryan will speak at
today's sesiou. Cockraa began by
sayiug that uo ersou who bad heard
t!:e addresses before tho conference
the last three days could doubt for a
moment that the- object of tbe gather
ing was an honest search for 'tr
truth. He complimented the rr--:
scnutLves .from. Hie. labor .c?s.-.;a-
iions and the Xatlonaftirange upon
the papers fontributed by them, and
s.iid he nad become convinced ihat
laborers who spoke had a better con
ception cf economic law than the em
ployers. He said one of the greatest
difficulties in philosophical inquiry
v.-as t;ie use or vague, sonorous, mis
leading phreses. which raise clouds of
passionate declamation about a ditli
cvulty or problem, obsciring Its out
lines aid rrasnifying its dimensions.
He would endeavor, for the purpose
of establishing au inieliigent basis of
discussion free from thoseterms.to de
fine prosperity as an abundance of
commodities tuirly distributed tmo:ig
those who pi educed them.
At the close of his speech the X-.-w
Yorker won tbe hearts of his i: tenors
by j ayim; I lyan a few well-chosen
compliments. Coekran spo!: .r about
two bouts, ano when he concluded
cr's for Brvan came from til over
the l.e-us-v Finally Bryan nose and
said hn for tbe good of the confer
etico nit i-attifan feeling sfc-vnld bo
eliminated from the gathering. Al
though l,e nrreed with Cork ran in
rtianv 1' !;is atgnments. it was nccs-
sary tnil 1 side of thecontroversy
3ii(ul'i 1 e g'vt-u.
POINTS FR03I THE ADDRESS.
New Yorker Advocate. Free Trade as One
Remedy for Monopoly.
Some of Cochran's salient points
were as follows: "I hope to establish
before I get through, that there cau
not be an abundant production of
commodities without an extensive dis
tribution of them in the form of
wages. We cau all agree that there
cannot be any distribution if there Is
not production: that there cannot be
an extensive distribution unless there
is abundant production. If this defi
nition of prosperity be correct it is
perfectly plain that there is no reason
why a sensible man should grow ex
cited either to the approval or reseut-
ment of a combination merely as such.
"Any industrial enterprise which
dominates the market without aid
from tbe government must do so
through cheapening the product. An
industry which at one and tbe same
time reduces prices and swells its
own profits must accomplish that re
sult by increasing the volume of its
production. Ou the other hand, au in
dustry which dominates tbe market
by favor of the government, direct or
indirect, cannot in nature of things
be forced to cheapen prices; because,
if it could dominate the market by
underselling competitors in an open
field, without favor, it would uot need
government favor." Then Coekran
made the free trade application of the
He coueedod the principle of govern
ment ownership, but said that required
a new constitution for tbe country.
Then be advocated as a remedy for
corporation discrimination, of simple
publicity, publicity." Returning to
the so-called trusts he said: "I have
beard it said as an objection to this or
that successful industry, tbat by serv
ing me so well it throws men who
cannot serve me so well out of em
ployment. I do not believe it. The
man who says any combination throws
him out of employment because be
cannot compete with it admits that
somebody else can do bis job better
than he can.
"You would not destroy him. When
you defeat him in competition you
may change his place: you make him
go from a sphere where he cannot ex
cel to a sphere In which be can have
a.o.iance. Believe me. there Is no
human being tbat ban not aptitude in
some department of human activity."
On the lalor question "Labor un
ions to not affect rate of wages much
at all. There is no rate of
agreement between employer and em
ploye by which the employer can give
tbe employe more than he is worth. He
cannot give him much less than be is
worth, for the competition of capital
will soon change that."
The speaker's remedies. "These are
my suggestions: Publicity for cor
porate mismanagement; prohibition
under penalties for special favors;
right f action against any corpora
tion whose service is suspended, ex
cept it proved that it was at all times
ready to discuss with its employes the
questions at issue between them by
agencies of their selection."
THE FINAL REPLY RECEIVED.
Transvaal. Anawer in Britain' Iland.
Gravity or the 81 1 nation.
Capetown, Sept. 16. Telegrams
from Pretoria confirm the forecast of
the reply of the Transvaal to (ireat
Britain, which does cot accept the de
mands of tbe Isritisb government as a
whole: Great excitement prevails at
Pretoria over the consequences which
may ensue, loung Uoers are askintr
to be led into the field immediately.
Pretoria, Sept. 16 The replv of
the Transvaal was handed to the Brit
ish agent at 11 this morning. It will
be officially published here Monday at
9. There are no further developments
n tbe situation.
London Sept. 16. Indications from
all sources point to the extreme grav
ity of the lransvaal situation, it is
definitely-stated that the Orange Free
State has agreed to uaite with the
Transvaal in resisting British claims.
MANY CARPENTERS OUT.
Those In New Tork to the Number of 8.50P
yult Pendlns Decision.
New York. Sept. 16. The carpen
ters of the city to the number of t,500
quit work at noon and will hold inett-
trs this afternoon to aeciae wneiner
they will strike for an increase in
wages from $3.50 to $4 per day. and
half holiday Saturday the year
around. , ,
A little life may be sariaced to a
sudden attack of croup If yon don't
have Dr. Thomas Eclectric Oil on
hand for the emergency. For sale by
Marshall & Fisher.
Subscribe far Jbx Abovs,
Report That the Boers Are Pre
paring a Proclamation of
WAE SEEMS TO DBAW NEARER.
Kruger Said To Be Determined on the
Suzerainty Issue and the Drift of Nego
tiations Is Farther from Peace John
Morley Has a Lively Time Talking to
Manchester People Resolutions Adopt
ed Declaring for Pacific Measures.
Johannesburg, Sept. 10. The East
ern Star, of Johannesburg, asserts
tbat a martial law proclamation is be
Outline of K roper's Reply.
London, Sept. It!. A dispatch from
Pretoria, dated last night, says: "At
the close of the discussion both raads
met in secret session to discuss tbe
linal draft of the Transvaal reply,
which will be handed to Mr. Conyng
bam Greene, the IJritish agent here, in
tbe morning. It is understood, tbat
the reply is courteous, urges tbe ac
ceptance of tbe joint conference, and
JOHS MO CLE?.
maintains the convention of 18S4." An
other Pretoria dispatch says that the
Transvaal adheres to the seven years"
franchise law. but is willing to con
sider, and if necessary to adopt, auy
suggestions (treat Britain may make
with regard to the working of the law.
Crisis in a Acute Phase.
The morning paper editorials regard
tbe crisis as having reached its most
acute phase. The Daily News says:
"We refuse to believe that President
Kruger is so foolish as to reject Mr.
Chamberlain's moderate demands."
The Daily Chronicle, which appeals
ami in to Knispr to "accoit while it is
yet time and before Kuchmd's terms
become harder." says: "A refusal of
the present terms will Involve tbe ruiu
of the state over which President Kru
ger presides. The British government
have played" their first and second
moves in the game and must perforce
play tbe third and then the fourth. If
Mr. Kruger haggles, the sinister condi
tions in South Africa will grow worse
until a catastrophe is reached."
Lnudon Papers Talk of War.
Other papers talk of the imminence
of war. and all tbe dispatches from
South Africa continue to describe the
military preparations on both sides. The
Times says: "We cannot believe that
President Kruer will reject tbe latpst
proposals of the government, and we
would remind him tbat even Mr.
Morley has indorsed the five year
franchise and urged him to accept the
Cape Town conference." It is under
stood that a cabinet council will be
summoned as soon as the Transvaal's
reply is received.
JOHN MORLEY DRAWS A MORAL.
Using the I'nited States as the 'Awful Ei
ample" In a Peace Speech.
Manchester. Sept. 16. The Bight
Hon. John Morley. wbjU; addressing
a peace meeting In this city last night,
at which a sou of the late John Bright
presided, was frequently interrupted
by cries of "Majuba Hill" and other
anti-Boer demonstrations. Iu retort
ing to the interruptions Morley said:
"A year or two ago the United States
saw only one aspect of war; and what
are they doing today? Thev are re
penting. They have their yellow press
and we have our yellow press. If I
am asked to speak in this hall a year
or two later. I shall find those who
dow oppose me repenting also."
I he proceedings finally became so
noisy that Morley had great difficulty
in obtaining a bearinir. He ursred an
adherence to the five years' franchise
proposal and advised President Kru
ger to accede to Great Britain's sug
gestion regarding the conference.
Leonard Courtuey. Unionist mem1er
of parliament for the Bodmin division
or Cornwall, in seconding Morley's
resolution in favor of securins reforms
by pacific means, advocated the remit
ting of the question of suzerainty to
tbe privy council. Morley's resolution
was carried uy a large majority, the
noisy minority expressing its dissent
by boistiug tbe union jack.
Poller the President of vn..n.i. i
lug to Enforce.
New York. Sent. 16. A .liarjch to
The Herald from Caracas sa "Pres
ident Andrade has started J alenefa
to personally take comyn5 of the
troops m the field agaiyf tDe revolu
tionary lea.ler. Castro" ,8 u,s inten
tion to summarilv rly ,ne country
and put down ty6, revolution. im
portant develop"01 ar expected
within a fortui-"- "
"The repr,,!f,a"re ' a New lork
syndicate aa succeeded in getting
P'i.0 -rr the British capitalists, and
Lis offer or 5'J0O.XK Tor the tramways
of Bolivar has been accepted. The
trolley system will be icstallei."
Scores'oa the Dfamaad.
Chicago. Sept. 16. Following are the
sec res made at base ball yesterday:
At Baltimore Cincinnati, Z. Baltimore
Z; t Philadelphia Louisville 10. Phil
adelphia 0; at New York St. Louis 5,
New ork 10: at aslnngton Cleve
land Washington 14: at Brooklyn
Chicago S, Brooklyn 2; at Boston
Pittsburg 4. Boston !.
Western League Post-season series:
At Indianapolis Minneapolis 4, In-
A BAD FIRE IN LINCOLN.
Several Promtneut Building Destroyed In
Lincoln. Neb., Sept. 16. Fire early
this morning caused a loss of half a
million dollars. It started in the
north of the block occupied by tbe
printing firms, spread to the Masonic
temple. St. Paul's Methodist church
aud the Webster block. All wre to
IRON BRIGADE'S REUNION.
General Bragg Re-Klected President ol
the FamouM Body.
Bacine, Wis.. Sept. It!. CJeneral Ed
ward S. l!racr- was yesterday re
elected president of tbe Iron brigade.
George E. Smith, of Bac::ie, was elect
ed secretary; Otio S hors-, of Milwau
kee, was elected treasurer. S. W.
Katon. of Itoscoe, Ills., vas elected
llie election of vice presidents was
as follows: Second Wiseon'n. George
N. Woodward, of La Crosse; Sixth
Wisconsin. Thomas Kerr, ot Chicago;
Seventh Wisconsin. W. W. Kobinson,
of Tneoma. Wash.: Nineteenth Indi
ana. W. W. Dudley, of Washington.'
1. C: Twenty-third Michigan. J. ,L
IM wards, of Detroit: battery B, Jpmes
Stewart, of Chicago. '
It was deei'led to bold th next
meeting at Chicago as near the na
tional G. A. 11 encampment as pos
Carroll Jiot a rfanIr-
Cliie:itro. Sent. ic Relatives of M.
i: Pfji-roll. who. jvas found dead in
Jacksou park W-lasday niglit. deny
that he was a defaulter. His brother-
in-inw Mart-Siurpliy. a detective on
the Joliet police force, was present at
the inquest. "Carroll left home ten
days a?'-" ne "tiid, "without leaving
auv wpr"' n e was ice ;ieiu ai -loiiei
for y -nierican txpress company.
au(jiij far-as. I or auy of bis family
nr lis accounts were perieotiy cor-
Kid MePartiaud Wins.
New York. Sept. Hi. Kid MePart
iaud. of this city. last uight before
the Broadway Atheletic club, gained
the decision over Otto Seiloff. of Chi
caga, after fighting twenty-five roundj
Condemned la Arrea
Buenos Ayers, Argentina
All the papers, with the excep.
one or two clerical ones, condemn- the
s ntence of Dreyfus. Indignation pre
vails thronjrftout the cotyitry. The
students prepared a diyDoni-Tration,
but were stopped by V police. Nu
merous telegrams of rmpathy have
been sent to Dreyfu aud Labor!. A
group of Itosario citizens cabled as fol
lows to Mme. Dreyfus: "After twenty
centuries, world hails you as new
A word to the wise is sufficient."
Wise people keep their blood, pure
with Hood's Sarsajiarilla and make
sure of health.
The Old Way;
When a man wanted a really fine suit or an
overcoat, was for him to go to a merchant tail
or of reputation, who, for about the price a
distinguished specialist charges for a delicate
operation, would furnish him with garments
irreproachable in style, quality and fit. He
was pretty sure of satisfaction, but it came
The Hew Way,
Is to step into a store where L. Adler, Iiros. &
Co.'s clothing is sold and pay a reasonable
price for a suit or an overcoat that the swell
tailor can not duplicate for double the money.
As exclusive agents in Rock Island for L. Ad
ler, Bros. & Co., we cordially invite you to in
spect their latest styles.
The National Collection Agency of Wash
ineton, 13. C, Will Dispose of the
L. Pf elder. Alton 215 81
Jacnb JuctsoD. Amboy a) S-
Wolf & Louis Conn, Athens 1.3H8 Ot
Ernest E. Cubeeu & Ira Kobinion,
Alexis 210 I:
C. M. Cunnlnphum. Anehor i: S'
M. L (Jsiruner. UlooininKton 14." II
K. T. Brubaker. Hrubaker 81 4(
J. E. Hurton. Hunker HU1 fi9 ."W
William Uowley. Helvilere 270 (r.
T. Wadworth & Co.. Charleston 113 7c
John N. Cleg & George J. Hibbard,
Caa leston 9i ft
E. M. Fitzsimmons, Chicago 2,l!tf 4C
K. F. Hole. Chicago 4 4C
Julius Muznberg. Chicago
Dr. Richard Lull. Chiaairo - 10 OS
Morris A. Newmann,M3 Indiana s reel,
Qoldneio Bros., Chicago
C F Raid, Sixty-lirst btreet & Oglesby
a venue, Chicago
John Keogh, Chicago
Lo.ils W. He Lis, Chicago
Fra ik E. Smith. U4 M.rket street, Chi
Louis Fink, 879 Thirty-Hrst street, t hl
cago W. H. WUiford. CanavUls
James T Neville, Chester.
Parish Casker. Creal Springs.
I. H. Patrick, Canni
Daniel H. Patrick, Carmi.
Qeorge F. Woods, Canton
Thomas E. O. Shea, Cairo
J. M. Dashill. Decatur
H. D. Wall. Dressor.
Charles H. Leachman, Dun ville. -
M. J. Keinhelmer. Danville r-
Andrew K. McEwan. D ion.-
John P. Enright. KaBt SuMjuIs...
V WNeeir-- ... jr..... .
japrob bhurman and Ixuis ivatzen, TA-
tin 095 ,
J. F. Walters, Glendaie &7 HI
George F. Clark. Iloopeston l.M 2
William Kuabker, lvannoc SI H
W. T. Hubbard & Son. Johnson City. . . 52 Ai
3. F. Reader. Kinranudv 134 I''
W. S Cabeen. Keithsburg B'J&75
W. S. Cabeen, Kei'hsburg bi 37
L. M. Churchill, Little York 2,-" 42
W. M. Plnkerton. Monmout!) 11 37
C. E. Cutler. MoDmonth 152 44
N. W. Montgomery. Montgomery 1.C52 Itf
T. L. Campbell. Marion. 2! 78
W. J. Fooley, Matioon 55 M
W. D. Foote. Mattoon 2ft I CW
William Moser & M Friedman. Monoa 1.339 73
George W Haines, Mt. Pulaski 343 8S
It. U. A shop. Makanda 21 u
George H. Brawn. Morrison 12 l
Bernard & Isaac B:er. Metropolis 3i5 29
David H. Humphrey, Murr.hysbor r7 29
E. T. hmllh.Neog 454 IS
P. C. Paul. Nashrille 14 1)
H. K. Melvln. New Bedford S.m 41
M. M. Dougherty. Pomona il In
T. T. Robinson. Pomona "9 34
F. E. Downey, Paris 430 20
Dr. C. C. Ransom. Potomac 21 15
George A. Seely Si Co.. Prairie City... 3l.- 00
uoanei e. uuruenDuen, t'eru
L. A. Gneudhng. Oulrjcy 79 W)
S. T. King. Roodhouse 3f7 43
D W. Reev.s. Reevesri.le 69 41
J. A. Burt Produce company. Rock
Island.; w 7!
R. M. Longneeuer, Robinson 33 5rt
L. Hall. Rale ig a 1125
H'nvt A. Fuate;n.;in. Springfield iH 25
4onesIIarpT. Simpson 106 OH
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Dr J. D. Donov:ia. Sullivan 33 75
Abraham Fogler. St. Flmo. .. Ij3
T B Humphrev. Tunnell Bid W) 59
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James Bourne. T.ylorville 296 42
Haines Btdweil Taylorville H9 67
Frank MorlocU. Vaidlia 1179
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J. L." Veach. Vienna 149 89
Ira SteveDS. Watseka 145 15
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