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"VOli. XL.VII. INO. 284.
ROCK ISLAND. IL.Ii., TnUESDAT. SEPTEIBEB 21. 1899.
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BRYAN PLAN UPHELD,
St. Louis Trust Conference En
dorses His Ideas Expressed
STRUGGLE OYER THE RESOLUTIONS.
Committee Works I'ntll MMoigbt Trj
Inc to Formulate the Sentiments of the
Convention of Vovcrnon and Attorney
(enerala. Which Comes to a Close To
dayOther Late News by Wire.
St. Louis, Sept. 21. The confer
ence of governors and attorney gen
eral to discuss tbe trust question
was late in assembling th'i9 morning.
The members of the resolution com
mittee toiled until after midnight trv
ing to bring together the widely di
vergent views presented, and finally
came to tbe conclusion that the mat
ter be left in the bands of the sub
committee, which was still at work
when this morning's session began.
On reasseniblingMeMillin presented
the report of tbe committee on reso
lutions. In lieu of tbe numerous pa
pers and resolutions the committee
submitted a set of resolutions, whicn
were adopted, that in a general way
to follow the plan of dealing with
tiusts outlined in Iiryan's Chicago
speech before the trust conference
there. The conference then adjourned.
Speeches Are Lively.
St. Louis. Sept. 21. The governors
Zt Arkansas. Tennessee. Michigan. Mis
souri, Colorado and Iowa, most of
thorn accompanied by their attorneys
general, and the attorney eeiicral a lid
other representatives of Montai.a. In
' diutia, Mississippi and Washington re
sponded to the Invitation of tlovernor
J. I. Sayers, of Texas, to meet in con
ference for the purpose of discussing
the trust cjuestion. and assembled yes
terday at the Planters' hotel,, where
three sessions were In hi The con
ference will be concluded this morn
ing, wheu the committee on resolutions
will be ready to report. Governor
layers was presetit will; his attorney
general, and was chosen permanent
Some of the Tnlk Wa Lively.
Most of the day wan spent In speoch
making and almost every one of those
present wan afforded an opportunity
to air his views on the question. All
the qieakers were listened to with
great attention. There were several
tilts between sp"akers of opposite po
litical faith, that nave spice to the
proceedings. At the morning session
Governor Stephens, of Missouri, criti--vUed
the Ke publican national adminis
tration on its expansion policy, aud
declared that trnsts and imperialism
were of the same breed, and (loveruor
Shnw later iot off a speech which was
full of sarcasm at the expense of some
of the southerners.
Gov. Shaw Eipntui KeRreta.
Governor Shaw said in part: "I was
interested and diverted by the ad
dress from the governor Missouri
Interested, for he stated that his state
hail triumphantly exterminated the
octopus. I was diverted as lie iohj ni
the downfall of Koine caused from
fcvils such as now confront us. I was
made to regret that in the expansion,
policy of old Koine she did not acquire
some territory as productive of states
men as the Louisiana rurchase. and
which inizht then have produced a
governor of sufficient foresight, a leg
islature of sufficient wisdom, an attor
ney general of sufficient courage, and
ji supreme court of sufficient erudition
find fairness to have successfully coped
with multi-millionaires and bankers
which It was claimed infested the em
HOME duties to many women seem more important t!.an
No matter how ill they feel, they drag themselves
through the daily tasks and pile up trouble.
This is heroic but a penalty has to be
A woman in New Matamoras. Ohio,
Mrs. Isabeli. Bradfifld. tells in the
following: letter how she fought with
disease of the feminine organs until
finally forced to take to her bed. She
Dear Mrs. Pivkiiam I feel it my duty to write to you to
tell you that I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and think there is no medicine in the world like it. I
suffered for nine years, and sometimes for twelve weeks at a
time I could not stand on my feet. I had female troubles of
all kinds; backache, and headache all the time.
Seven different doctors treated me. Some said
, wmm war
L7 'I Ki&
advice is promptly given without charge.
The present Mrs. Pinkham's experience in treating- female
jls is unparalleled ; for years she worked side by side with
Jtfra, Lydia E. Pinkham. and for sometime past har, had sole
chargo of the correspondence department of her great busi
ness, advteinjf and helping by letter as many as a hundred
thousand ailing women during a single year.
pire to the great damage or tne com
Wants a Formulated Bill.
"I prefer a formulated bill, such as
I may safely submit to the general
assemblv of my state, rather than res
olutions. I think I am politician
enough to draft a set of resolutions so
drastic that, if heeded, all trusts and
combinations would immediately taks
their departure from the common
wealth of which 1 have the honor to
be chief executive. But 1 am not so
confident that I am statesman enough
to draft a bill which will cumiel their
everlastintr exit providing they are
determined to stay. If the committee
when appointed, shall draft a bill
which seems to me comprehensive and
effective. I will very gladly recom
mend it: for I desire here and now to
nay that I have no sympathy with any
combination of capital which results
Some at the Men Who Spoke.
Among the speakers were Governor
Savres. who wanteil trusts annihilated
even If the constitution had to be
amended: Governor Pingree. whose
iews are well kuown: Governor
Stephens, of Missouri, who told how
bis statehad already annihilated them;
Attorney General Taylor, of Indiana,
who believed that tbe general govern
ment and states woi'ld -, control the
trusts; Attorney General Oren.of Mich
ignn. who told of the Michigan laws
relating to combinations, aud others.
ntSIKtS THE GREATEST ACCCRACI".
Bill Matt Be Aimed After the Style of the
T desire that the governor of Mis
souri shall serve upon this commit
tee, for the reason that be reports the
statute of his state adequate to meet
the demands of the hour; aud I hope,
if he shall consider it essential to. this
end. that he will incoriorate the law re
cently approved by him. which If I
may trust the verbal testimony of
citizens of bis state, permitted the
competing lines of street railways in
this -ity to combine. And I desire that
the governor of Tennessee may serve
on this committee, for. in private con
versation he advised me. with evi
dent pride, t thought, that very ex
tensive deposits of phosphate had
boon discovered In his state from
which great fortunes are now ticing
made, and be reported that many of
the producers of phosphate had been
thereby driven from the market. I
desire him to incorporate in the bill,
if he shall deem ii advisable, such
provisions as will prohibit capitalists
of Tennessee from monopolizing the
"It will be necessary to direct the
proposed bill with great accuracy; and
like the Kentucky hunter so aim it
as to hit if it be a deer and miss If it
be a calf. The remedy suggested by
implication in the two speeches of the
forenoon session that of the repeal
of ail tariff provisions and the free
coinage of silver would, iu my opin
ion, effectually break the back of every
trust in the I'niied States. It would
accomplish much. in the same way that
a lire iu a wheat field temporarily de
stroys Canada thistles; but I have
learned from observation that these
ests will spring up again as soon as
conditions are favorable to the growth
of another crop of wheat.
"I had hoped that this conference
would orolve some method of effec
tively dealing with the evil without
resorting to prairie lire so soon upon
the hels of the last. If a bill shall
be formulated I shall give it most
careful consideration, and if I con
sider It feasible recommend its adop
tion iu my state."
JOXEs lttl'I.IKS TO SUAW.
I'roteit Against Partisan Politics or Any
thing; Like Sarcasm.
Governor Jones, of Arkansas, was
the liixt speaker, and he replied to
Shaw. lie said: "I protest against
anything like partisan politics In this
discussion. I caunot see bow
any man who loves hiscouutry
have to go to the hospital and
operation performed. But oh I
"how thankful I am that I did not, that
I tried j'our Vegetable Com
pound instead. I cannot say
too much in its praise, iior
ank ycu enough for what it
has done for me. I want you
publish this in ail the papers
for the trood of other
The wives and
mothers of America
are g-iven to over
work. Let them bo
wise in time and at
the first indication
of female trouble
write to Mrs. Pink
ham at Lynn, Mass.,
for her advice. This
uouia maKe any derense or tne trusts.
And still more, when we come to the
cousideration of the greatest question
now before the American people, why
any man should Indulge. in anything
like irony and sarcasm. I would as
soon laugh over the grave of my
friend; as soon make merriment in the
house of. mourning.
"These gentlemen who come here as
governors and attorneys general did
so to coufer as to what can be done for
our country. I can add nothing to
what the governor of Texas said this
morning, nor a word to those uttered
by the governor of Colorado. I can
rot see but one result: because when
the money of the country combines to
rtduce the price of labor and put up
the price of the products of the com
bination I cannot see why there should
be any differences of opinion. But
beyond that, deeper and broader, is
the destruction of the manhood of this
country, because it is proposed to
make machines of men. When it is
proiiosed to reduce men to penury ani
want it is time to acknowledge the
condition of affairs.
"This is uo time for levity. It is a
time for serious consideration. I have
not come to the conclusion that the
American people have created a civil
ization which they cannot control, and
the man who so contends docs not
know what he Is talking about. If we
l.ave built up corjiorations through the
instrumentality of our advanced civil
ization, and if they have become de
structive of our form of government,
it is time to shear them of power even
to destroying them.
"I came here to consult with you
gentlemen as to what is best. I pro
pose to go as far as I can. not only in
regulating but in absolutely annihilat
ing these trusts."
Massachaaett Democrats and Nebraska
Boston, Sept. 21. The democratic
state convention assembled today to
nominate state officers and select
delegates to the national d e mo
od at ic convention. The platform
will endorse the principles of tbe last
national convention, and oppose the
policy of theAlcKinley administration
in the Philippines.
ltobert Treat Paine, Jr., of Boston,
was nominated for governor by accla
mation. Omaha, Sept 21. The republican
state convention met at 2 this after
noon to nominate a supreme judge
and two regents of the university.
The indications are that Judge M. li.
Ueese, a former member of the su
preme court, will be nominated the
head of the ticket unanimously.
Judge Keavis was elected temporary
chairman. 1 he platform will he un
qualified endorsement of the national
administration and declare for the
maintenance of the present money
standard and for such legislation as
will effectually control and prevent
harmful trade organizations.
NO CHANGE IN SITUATION.
England and TransTaal Talk Peace Hut
Prepare for War.
London, Sept. 21. There is no ma
terial change in the Transvaal situa
tion. Both sides are talking peace.
but nevertheless, war preparations
continue bv both nations.
Sovereign Lodge's Action.
Detroit, Sept. 21. The Odd Fel
lows sovereign grand lodge today in
definitely postponed the resolution
permitting members of the hve civ
ilized Indian tribes of the Indian Ter
ritory to become Odd Fellows, pro
vided they had no taint of negro
blood. The resolution providing at the
next session of the sovereign grand
lodge, that representatives be paid
only actual traveling expense instead
of 10 and 12 cents mile, met a similar
Flags Fly for Iowa Boys.
Des Moines. Sept. 31. In accord
ance with the resolution by tbe asso
ciation of mothers, 200 flags were
raised over homes throughout the
city today by mothers of members of
tbe olst Iowa, in consequence of tbe
sailing of the regiment from Manila
for home. The flags will be kept fly
ing until tbe transport reaches San
Barrett, Farnum Co. Fall.
Chicago, Sept. 21. Barrett, Far
num & Co., a board of trade nrm,
failed today. The bouse, it is under
stood, was beavllv short of wheat.
The shortage of the firm is various
ly estimated from 4,000,000 to 5,000.-
000 bushels of December option. The
hrm sold heavilv short the past three
days, plunging in expectation that
the New York stock panic would bear
Brnlser Jackson Very III.
Victoria. R. C.Sent.21 Peter Jick-
son. the colored pugilist, is here suffer
an attack of pneumonia. It is feared
he cannot recover.
Boilermakers Strike Continues.
San Francisco. Sept. 21. The
strike of the boilermakers is still on
and the work on the transports will
be farther delaved.
Cur and Caarlne at Kiel.
Kiel. Sept. 21. The czar and czar-
ine arrived today.
Carpentras. Department of Van-
cluse. France. Sept. 21. Dreyfus ar
rived this morning, and went to the
home of v alabregue, a relative.
w President of Municipal League. j
Syracuse. N. Y-, Sept. 21 Henrv
V. Johnson, mayor of Denver, was
elected president of tbe Leag'ie of
Far Made in the Carterville
- Riot Case, and More
EIGHT MOEE SUSPECTS CAPTUBED.
Trials to Begin Right Away Rumor That
lirnah Will Be Superceded Forty Mil-
lioa Dollar Mortgage Filed at Spring-
Held by the Alton Railway Company
Nervous Farmer Canses Bis Own Death
Work of Another Cnloaded Gun.
Carterville. Ills.. Sept. 21. Arrests
still goon here. Deputy Sheriff Sisney
yesterday arrested eight more jtersons
for engaging in the riot of last Sunday,
aud they were taken to Marlon last
night. Those arrested were Dick Kel
ley. Kobert Hattield. Morty Shadwwen.
I-Yank Crider. Jack Xuugles. Jasper
lieltz. Kobert Winning and Samuel
Aimu. This makes seventeen arrests
in all. The coroner's jury rendered a
decision yesterday afternoon, but re
fused to make it public. It will first be
sent to the states attorney at Marion,
who will investigate it before he al
lows it to Im'couic public.
Rumor That llrui.li Is to Oil It.
A rumor is current here that the
Consolidated Coal company has ac
quired the Brush miues aud that Col
onel Itrush will 1m' succeeded as gen
eral manager by James Simpson, who
formerly held that position with the
Consolidated. Several more arrests
are exiocted to. follow. Excitement
has about all passed away, and the
s-one of action wlil now probably
shift from here to Marlon, where the
parties; tinder arrest will be given a
preliminary trial beginning with to
day. These hearings will last several
Lockout at the N'iantlc Mine.
Springfield, Ills., Sept. 21. A De
catur special to the State IJegister
says that there is a lock-out at the
Niantie mine, which is owned by the
Decatur Coal Mining company. The
operators ordered the machine men to
load up the machines and prepare to
close the mine, twenty of the miners
having gone out. All is quiet in De
catur itself. Most of the non-union
men have left the t-ity.
Another Settlement at Paoa.
Springfield. Ills.. Sept. 21. A Tana
special to the State Itegister says:
'State President Hunter, of the United
Mine Workers, was in consultation
with the local officials of the miners'
union and the coal operators yester
day. The miner propose to make
concessions equivalent to n 3.1-cont
scale, while the scale price of -IU cents
is demanded. Existing conditions
point to an early settlement."
All the Mines Resume Work.
Springfield. Ills., ..Sept. 21. All the
coal mines of the Chicago and Alton
sub-district resumed work yesterday
nftTM having been shut down since
April 1. the miners going to work at
the Springfield scale of 4i cents.
The mines are those af Chatham. Au
burn. Caiiinville. Virden. ; Irani, Creen
Uidge and Nilwood, employing l.Oi'O
ALTON FILES A BIG MORTGAGK.
It Is for Forty Millions of Fifty-Year Gold
Springfield. Ills.. Sept. 21. The Chi
cago and Alton Railroad company filed
yesterday afternoon with the recorder
of deeds of Sangamon county a mort
gage to the Illinois Trust and Savings
Dank of Chicago on its lines of rail
roads, stations, terminal holdings,
equipment, etc. The mortgage is to
secure !M0.(MX,0iO of fifty-year gold
bonds issued Oct. 1. 1XW. aud due Oct.
1. l'.Ml. and bearing interest at 3 per
cent.: aud also to secure the issue of
additional bonds of $1O,0(kj.(Ko for the
purMse of building additional road
and extension not to exceed In cost
jj2Mo per mile, and for bonds not
exceeding $.". H a MKMj for future letter
inent of the road, to be contracted for
after Jan. 1. lttOO.
The line mortgage includes the lines
of railroad now owned by the Chicago
and Alton, aggregating K43 miles, and
leased lines aggregating o2 miles.
There was also filed a deed of con
veyance executed Sept. 1. ls!. by
which the St. Louis. Jacksonville and
Chicago Railroad t-ompauy couveys to
the Chicago anil Alton Railroad com
pany the lines of railroad from Rlooui
Ingtoii to Oodfrcy, loo miles; from
Roodhonse, Ills., to Louisiana. Mo.,
thirty-six miles, aud from tJodfrey,
Ills., to Wann. Ills., seven miles, here
tofore leased by the St. Iyouls. Jack
sonville and Chicago Railroad com
pany to the Chicago aud Alton Rail
Farmer Who Was Too Nervous.
Chicago. Sept. 23. James Burns, fio
years old, a farmer who lives near
Fond du Ijic. Wis., and who sells but
ter in Chicago, was found In his room
yesterday almost dead from the gas
that filled the room. His heart Is weak
aud he may die. It is supiosed he
nervously turned off the gas lefore
going to bed. aud that he turned the
plug completely round, allowing the
gas to escaie.
Going to IteSold Acain.
Springfield. Ills.; Sept. 21. St. Iuis.
Chicago and St. Paul Bluff I.inei. and
Chicago. Peoria aud St. Ixuis railroads
are to le sold again. Judge Allen In
the I'uited States curcuit court yester
day entered a decree of foreclosure of
mortgage and for the sale of both
railroads. The sale will probably take
place in the first week in November.
Thought the Gun Unleaded.
Canton. Ills.. Sept. 21. Earl Smith,
aged 13 years,-shot aud Instantly killed
his cousin. Miss Edith Kirkbuff. of
Maquon. Tuesday morning at the
borne of the young woman's aunt. Mrs.
Charlotte Klrkhnff. in Farmington.
The top of the young woman's head
was blown off. Tbe boy thought that
Ute sua was oat loaded-
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS.
President Wants It to Meet a Month Ear
lier Than I final,
Washington: Sent. 21. Senator Dn-
vis, chairman of tin; senate commit-
tie on foreign affairs, is here at the
lcmicst of President McKinlev. who
desires a conference as to the neces
sity ot calling an extra session of con
gress one month in advance of the
ri'P'Ill:!!' tllootillir in n,i,...ti1w,. A cl.ln
from the demand for monetary legisla
tion it is known that the administra
tion is far from satisfied with the sit
uation in rue I'lillippines and McKui
ley is desirous of bringing matters to a
'settlement, especially in view of heavy
ir.infulls at Manila.
The government also finds the task
of devising a scheme for civil govern
ment for Cuba and Porto Rico perplex
ing and as primary action must be by
congress the president is desirous that
such action be taken as soon us possi
ble. CHICAGO TO HAVE A FESTIVAL.
(ompromlM Probable With Organized
Labor Diaz to Ho There.
Chicauo. Sept. 21. Work on the fall
festival was resumed yesterday with
new spirit among the promoters. Tues
day's meeting of the general commit
tee resulted in removing all unpleas
antness aud difficulties of the past.
and a fresh impetus was given the ef
forts put forth toward making the pro
ject a success.
The promoters express confidence
that from now on it will be clear sail
ing for them. I'nion labor will be em
ployed to construct the decorations.
City of Mexico, Sept. 21. The senate
and chamber of deputies in joint ses
sion yesterday morning, by a unani
mous vote, granted to President Diaz
twenty-one days' leave of absence to
President's Weteru Trip.
Washington. Sept. 21. The arrange
ments for the president's western trip
are beiug perfected. The president
will be iu Calesbtirg. Ills., on Oct. 7.
From the sth to the 11th he will be In
Chicago. The invitation to attend the
reunion of the P.lue and Cray at
Kvansville. Ind.. between the 10th and
the l.'Jth cannot Iw accepted because
It will conflict with the Minneapolis
aud St. Paul engagement. lie may
visit Sioux City, la.
Protpret of a Kate War.
Pes Moines. Ia.. Sept. 21. There is
every prospect of a passenger rate
war here on account of charges that
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
road has been cutting rates from this
point and Omaha to the east. The
competing roads are said to have met
the cuts within the last few days, and
passenger agents, while denying that
they are regularly making less than
tariff rates, admit trouble is in sight.
CHorch Women Given a Vote.
Milwaukee. Sept. 21. The Episcopal
council just before final adjournment
yesterday decided by a vote of 27 to
22 to admit women to the ecclesiastical
franchise so far as parish meetings go.
but with the proviso that they shall
riot be permitted to hold any church
'Two head are better than one."
If the one you have is dull and heavy
you need Hood's Sarsaparil la. It will
give von prompt relief.
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 New Way,
Is to step into a store where L. Adler, Bros. &
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.
MASON OPPOSES THE WAB.
Illinois Senator Says Tie Will Continue In
Washington. Sept. 21. In an inter
view with a Post reporter yesterday
Senator Mason, of Illinois, said: "On
the floor of the senate I shall continue
my opposition to the war upon the Fili
pinos. I would sooner resigu my seat
than treat a dog the way we are treat
ing those people. I am ashamed of
"People make a great mistake." he
continued, "when they say that I am
against expansion. I am not. But ex
pansion by purchase or other honora
ble means is one tiling: expansion by
force is another.
"Talk about hauling down our flag.
Will not our flag come down In Cuba
Certainly it will, if we are true to our
promises. And the day that it comes
down will lie the brightest day in our
history, because it will show that we
are a great, unselfish nation, devoted
to the eternal principles of right and
Fatalities of Norfolk Honpltal.
Norfolk, Va.. Sept. 21 Three
bodies taken from the ruins of the
hospital have not been identified.
Fireman Barrett, who was injured,
died this afternoon.
w asninirton, sept. zi utis in
formed the war department that the
mail sent by transport Morgan Citv
was lost in the wreck of that vessel.
Pekln's Millionaire Distiller Dead.
Pekin, 111., Sept." 2. John Herget,
the millionaire distiller, died todav.
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