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VOL.. XL, VIII NO. 207.
HOCK ISLAND. rLIi.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 20. 1900.
PBICE THEEE CENTS.
PRESENTED AND ADOPTED
Salient Features of the Declaration of Princi
ples of National Republican Gathering.
Lodge Takes the Chair as
Philadelphia, Jane 20. Th. second day
of tb republican national convection waa
conducted accord lot; to program, th.
main features being- th. paaatna; of th.
gavel from th. temporary to th. per-
man.nt chairman and th. presentation
and adoption of th. platform. There
were, aa waa th. eaae yesterday, numer
ona stirring Incidents.
Philadelphia, Pa.. June 20. The
great ball was black with people when
at 12:26, Wolcott rapped the national
republican convention for order. Im
mediately when the band started up the
Star Spangled Banner," the vast au
dience rose en masse. When the con-
Photo by Rir.
6ESATOR IIEMIY CABOT tOrCK.
(Permanent Chairman )
fusion had subsided. Kev. Gfearles SI.
Boswell opened the proceedings with
prayer. Men who applaud prayers
at large gatherings were present ami
signalized their approval of the di
vine's invocation with hand and voice.
Old Timers Make a Scene.
A remarkable tribute to the Hag and
to the pioneers of the republican par
ty now occurred. Wolcott stated
that 15 survivors of the first republi
can convention called at Pittsburg 44
years ago, were present with the
same old Hag used in the convention.
At that moment a file of white-haired
patriarchs appeared from the rear,
bearing the faded American Hag, tat
tered and barely held together by a
cross staff. As the Hag appcarod, the
audience arose, and a deafening salute
went up for tho faded standard and its
venerable upholders. v beu the ap
plause subsided, the delegation read a
resolution declaring their unwavering
allegiance to the party tbey had helped
bring forth, and concluding with a
declaration indorsiog the administra
tion of McKinley.
The chairman then recognized Rep
resentative Payne, of New York,
chairman of the committee on creden
tials, who mounted the platform and
read the report, which was adopted
unanimously without debate.
Lodge Escorted By Two Governors.
Gen. Grosvenor. chairman of the
committee on permanent organiza
tion, then presented the committee's
report, which was adopted, and Sena
tor Lodge, permanent chairman, was
escorted to the chair by Govs. Roose
velt and Shaw. Lodge was introduced
and began his speech.
LODtitv TAKES THE CflAlK.
l.arel Is Uanded Over to th.
Chairman Lodge said that one of the
greatest honors that could fall on any
American in public life was to be called
upon to preside over a republican
convention. He was grateful for the
honor conferred upon him. He said
the party met again to nominate the
next president of the United States.
Four vears had passed since the nom
ination of the soldier-statesman, who
was now president. Since the civil
war no presidential term bad been so
crowded with great events as that
which was now drawing to a close.
To republicans they showed a record
of promises kepi, of work done and
OF THE SECOND DAY.
Permanent Presiding Officer and
of unforeseen questions met and an
swered. our months alter the inaug
uration of President McKinley, Mr.
Lodge said a tariff bill was passed, a
bill that bad given universal satisfac
tion and brought the countrv from a
condition of financial and industrial
depression to one of prosperity. Fail
ing to secure any encouragement for
international bimetallism, a law was
passed strengthening the gold stand
ard and planting it more firmly than
ever in the financial system, improv
ing the banking laws, buttressing
credit and refunding the public debt
at 2 per cent.
The party had promised to deal
with the Cuban question. It had done
so. 1 be long agony of the island was
over. Cuba was free. But this creat
work brought with it events and is
sues which no man bad foreseen. I be
crisis came, bringing war in its train.
The result was well known. Spain
had been driven from the western
hemisphere, fresh glorv had come to
our arms and crowned our flag. Amer
ica had been victorious in Cuba,
Porto Hico and the Philippines.
Should we give those islands bacn to
Spain? Never was the president's
As to the future.
"The deeds of yesterdavare in their
turn a pledge and a procf of what we
promise to perform and that the peo
ple who put faith in ouc detluxaLions
in 1896 were not deceived, and may
trust us in 11)00," continued the
chairman. "But our pathway has
never Iain among dead issues, uor
have we won our victories and made
history by delving in political grave
yards. We are the party of today,
with chterful yesterdays and confi
dent tomorrows. The "living present
is ours, the present of prosperity and
activity in business, of good wages
and ouick payments, of labor em
ployed, and capital invested, of sun
shine in the market place and the stir
of abounding life in the workshop and
on the farm. It is with this that we have
replaced the depression, the doubts.
the dun business, the low wages.
the idle labor, the frightened capital
the dark clouds which overhung in
dustry and agriculture in 1896. This
is what we would preserve, so far as
sound government and wise legisla
tion can do it. This is. what we
urougnt to the country lour vears
ago. This is what we offer now.
Again we promise that the protective
system shall be maintained, and that
our great industrial interests shall go
on their way unshaken by the dire
fear of tariff agitation and of chang
ing duties. Again we declare that we
will guard the national credit, up.
hold a sound currency based on gold.
and keep the wages of the working-
man, and the enterprise of the man
of business, free from that most dead
ly of all evils, a fluctuating standard
of value. The deficit which made
this country in a time of profound
peace a borrower of money to meet
its current expenditures has been re
placed by abundant revenue, bring
ing a surplus, due alike to prosperity
and to wise legislation, so ample that
we can now safely promise a large re
duction of taxation without imperil
ing our credit or risking a resort to
Mr. Lodge said his party was pre
pared to take steps to revive and build
up the merchants marine: build the
isthmian canal, maintain the Monroe
doctrine and build up a navy which
no one could challenge with impn
uity. Says Party Can Be Trusted.
The party of Lincoln could be
trusted now as in the past, to be true
even as he was true, to the rights of
man and to human freedom, whether
within the borders of tthe United
States or in the islands which have
come beneath our flag. "The libera
tors may be trusted to watch over the
liberated. We who freed Cuba will
keep the pledge we made to her and
will guide her along the road to inde
pendence and stable government until
she is able to settle her own future by
the free expressions of her people's
For tho islands of Hawaii and Por
to Rico the political problem has been
solved and bythe republican legislation
they have been given self-government
and are peaceful and prosperous un
der the rule of the United States. Ia
the Philippines we were met by rebel
lion, fomented by a self-seeking ad
venturer and usurper. The duty of
the president was to repress that re
bellion to see to it that the authority
of the United States, as rightfully and
as righteous in Manila as in Phila
delphia, was acknowledged and
obeyed. That harsh and painful duty
President McKinley has performed
firmly and justly, eager to resort to
gentle measures wherever possible,
unyielding when treachery and vio
lence." New Policies.
"What we have promised we will
perform. Our old policies are here,
alive, successful and full of vigor.
Our new policies have been begun and
for them we ask support. When the
clouds of impending civil war hung
dark over the country in 161 we took
up the great task then laid upon us
and never flinched until we bad car
ried it through to victory. Now, at
the dawn of a new century, with new
policies and new opportunities open
ing before us in the bright sunshine
of prosperity, we again ask the Amer
ican people to entrust us with their
future. We have profound faith in
the people. We do not distrust their
capacity of meeting the new responsi
bilities even as they met the old. and
we shall await with confidence, under
the leadership of William McKinley,
the verdict of -November. '
THE PLATFORM IS A DOTTED.
Salient Feature, of th. Party's New Dec
In rat ion of Faith.
The platform was read. It begins
by comparing the prosperous condi
tion of the country today with that of
four vears atro and to the fact that the
republican party has redeemed prom
ises then made, passing the protective
tariff and the law making gold as the
standard of value. In indorsing Mc
Kinley's administration, the platform
says: "Walking untried paths and
facing unforeseen responsibilities,
McKinley has been in every situation
a true American patriot and upright
statesman, clear in vision, strong in
judgment, firm in action, always in
spiring and deserving the confidence
of his countrymen."
Th. Financial I'lank.
The financial plank follows: "We
renew our allegiance to the princi
pies of the gold standard, declare our
confidence in the wisdom of the legis
lation of the Fifty-sixth congress by
which the parity of all money and the
stability of our currency on, a goK
basis has been secured. We recog
nize that the interest rates are po
tent factors in production and busi
ness activity, and for the purpose of
further equalizing and lowering: the
rate of interest, we favor such mone
tary legislation as will enable the
varying need of season and all
sections to be promptly met in order
that trade be evenly sustained, labor
steadily employed, and commerce en
larged. I he volume of money in
circulation was never so great per
capita as it is today. e declare our
steadfast opposition to the plea of
unlimited coinage of silver. No
measure to that end could be consid
ered which was without the support
of the leading commercial countries
of the world. However firmly republi
can legislation may seem to have se
cured the country against the perils
of a base and discredited currencv
the election of a democratic presi
dent could not fail to impair the
country's credit, bring once more
into question the intention of the
American peopls to maintain upon a
gold standard the parity of their
money in circulation. The demo
cratic party must be convinced that
the Americau people will never toler
ate the Chicago platform.
Th. "Anti-Trust" Resolution.
"We recognize the necessity and
proprietv of honest cooperation of
capital to meet the new business con
ditions, especially to extend our rap
idly increasing foreign trade, but we
condemn all conspiracies, combina
tions intended to restrict bnsiness,
create monopolies, limit production
or control prices, and favor such leg
islation as will effectually restrain and
prevent all such abuses and protect
and promote competition, and secure
the rights of producers, laborers, and
a'l engaged in industry and com
The platform renews faith in the
folicy of protection to Ame rican
abor, favors the associative police re
ciprocity so directed as to open mar
kets upon favorable terms for our
productions in return for the free for
eign markets. I he more effective
restriction on immigration, the exten
sion of opportunities of education for
working children, raising the age
limit of child labor, the protection of
free labor as against the contract con
vict labor, and the effective svstem of
labor insurance is favored. Legisla
tion is demanded for the extension of
the merchant marine, and tribute is
paid the soldiers and sailors of late
wars and liberal pensions are favored.
The party is commended for main
taining the eniciency of the civil ser
vice and the employment of the inha
bitants of Cuba. Y orto Kico. Hawaii
and Philippines should be ncfined as
far as practical in those territories.
Legislation is asked for permanent
improvement of roads, the extension
of rural free delivery. service, ret la i ill
ation of arid lands cf the United
States, the admission to statehood of
CoaUaued on Thir3 .
WEATHER lil ILLINOIS
And th& Effect It Has Had Uribn
Product of the
COUPLE OF CHIVALBOUS MONKEYS
Slight Be Useful at St. Louis These
Times Murder Committed
Over a Sirs 3 ins Cow.
Springfield. Ills., June 20. The
weather bureau yesterday issued the
crop report for Illinois ror the past
week. It is as follows: Xhere has been
much rain over the greater portion of
the state during tue week, and m
southern and parts of the central dis
trict it has been so heavy as to greatly
interfere with farming operations. In
maur places vegetation has suffered
from excessive rains. In the northern
districts there have generally been good
rains, but not heavy enough to inter
fere with farm work. Many correspond
ents say ruin is needed.
Hay Condition Has Improved.
The weather lias generally been
eool. especially lu the northern portion.
The condition of the hay crop seems
generally to have improved during the
week, although in many places it is still
thin and short. Opinion is that hay will
be a fair erop. This is especially true
of the southern district. Considerable
progress lias been made iu the harvest
ing of clover, but rain in the central
and southed districts has interfered
with this work. Pastures are generally
lu line condition.
Outlook for Wheat and Corn.
Wheat has continued to improve
slightly. There has, however, been
some damage iu the southern district
by wheat lodging on account of heavy
rains. Harvesting has begun, but
rainy weather has delayed it consid
erably. The week has not lieen favor
able for corn. It has been too cold.
especially in the northern district, and
too wet in the southern, and parts of
the central district. Weeds are getting
a good start. The condition of corn.
however. Is still generally good. The
prospects ror a large crop or oats con
Potatoes tail 1 rult.
Potatoes promise a good erop, but in
some places tno condition lias de
teriorated slightly. The small fruits all
seem to be doing well, but apples are
dropping badly, and pearlies to some
extent. However, prospects continue
to average well.
ST. E.OIIS NEEDS THESE "MONKS,1
They Protect 'Women When Mobs
After Theiu ia Chicago.
Chicago. June 2. lirsued by an
enraged crowd of Italian and Greek
women and children, who were armei
with clubs, Mary lore barricaded her
self iu the home of an old Italian
known as "Tony" at P"o rouer and l)v
plaiues streets. The door was broken
down and efforts made to seize the
woman, but two full-grown monkeys,
together with the man Tony, acted as
protectors for the woman ami kept tin
crowd at bay uutll the arrival of Po
liceman Grady from the Maxwell street
Even then the excited women brand
ished clubs and stones and threat
ened to kill the woman if the officer
did not take her away from the vi
ciuity. and for her own protection.
Grady took the woman to the Maxwell
street ponce station and locked lier up
on a charge of disorderly couduer.
Killed His Hrother-ln-Law.
Pittsfleld. Ills., .Tune 20. William
Henry, of Xebo, shot ami instautly
killed nis brother-in-law, Charles .Ten
nlngs, a farmer living near the Cal
houn county line, early Monday morn
ing. 1 ne troiiDie arose over a cow
which broke into Henry's field several
days ago and which Jennings refused
to deliver until he had received pay
ment for the damage done. Monday
Jennings with a revolver and Henry
with a shotgun began to shoot at each
other. Jennings is alleged to have fired
Illinois Music Teachers.
Springfield. Ills.. June 20. At yes
terday's session of the annual conven
tion or the Illinois Music Teachers as
sociation W. Ii. Armstrong, of Alton.
president of the assoclalton, made the
annual address, and Miss Stella R.
Root, instructor in music in the public
schools of Springfield, delivered an ad
dress on instruction in music in public
schools. Later there was n concert, and
at night there was another concert.
Could Not Get th. Injunction.
Carthaee. Ills.. June 20. State In
surance Commissioner Van Cleave was
defeated yesterday in injunction pro
ceedings against the Citizens Insur
ance company, of Chicago, before
Judge Glenn. The injunction was to
prevent the company from continuing
business, owing to alleged defect in
charter. The suit was dismissed for
want of euuity.
Arrested for Murder.
Tana. Ills., June 20. Harry Shoe
maker, who is wanted in Kentucky on
the charge of murdering his cousin last
lecetnber, was arrested while plowing
in a held a short distance from here.
Two loaded revolvers and a dirk knife
were found In the tool box of the plow.
It is said that Shoemaker has made a
confession. He will be returned to
Eddy Named for Congress.
Springfield. lll.s..ine 20. In the
Thirteenth district remocratie con
gressional invention at Champaign
yesterday John Eldy, of Bloominston.
wa nominate for con cress on the first
ballot, over J. C. Dunham, of Paston,
and O. B. Dobbins, of 1'rbana.
Third Bis Fire In a sear.
Pana, Ills.. Jnne 20. The business
portion of the little town of Tower
II ill. seven miles east of here, was de
stroyed by an incendiary" fire yester
day. The Mare was started 'n.a.Ium-
Sabscribe for Tux aksvs.
Two Tonne People Killed.
I Galesborg. Ills.. June 20. Otis Fox,
I a Knox county student, and Miss WIll-
cox. a prsnnlnent young lady here.
were killed by being run down while
driving across the railroad tracks.
MAY CALL OUT MILITIA.
Serious Clash Between Nebraska's Got
ernor and an Asylum Official.
Lincoln, Neb., June 20. Another
clash between the executive and Judi
cial powers of the state is imminent
because of the persistent refusal of B.
F. Lang to vacate the office of super
intendent of the state asylum at Beat
rice. The institution is practically iu
a state of siege. While attempting to
secure the records of the Institution on
a writ of replevin the constable and
four a ire n la of the governor were as
saulted nul, in the melee which fol
lowed one woman was severely In
All Governor Foynter's men have
in addition suits for $10,001) damages
have been Instituted against each or
them. Governor Pointer denies the
rieht of the Judiciary to interfere -with
his duties, and it is possible that the
militia mav be called out to elect tue
present occupants of the institution.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE.
Engineers say a 10-foot-wide chan
nel. 12 to 13 feet deep, between Lake
Superior and Grand Fork, X. 1., is an
Three hundred headstones were stol
en from the historic old Fort Meigs
burial ground near Toledo, O.
Japan has now 15 dailies and about
0K) other periodicals. Tw'enty years
ago there ivas not a single paper which
could be called a daily in all Japan.
The president has appointed General
Lloyd Wheaton to be major general of
Princess Radziwill was robbed of
SoO.OOO -worth of jewels in a London
Yaqui Indians have decided to keep
up their fight against the Mexican gov
ernment. High price of coal is likely to close
up the Scotch iron and steel mills.
An Ohio woman has invented a con
trivance for clearing lawDS of leaves.
It has a hopper with fan blades which
tan the leaves into the hopper.
Four cases of smallpox were discov
ered at Chicago yesterday at the home
uf W. I. Ogden.
While playing in the street in front
r 111s lamer s itMurucc .11 nicuo
Henry Schneider. 4 years old. was run
fiver nv an express wagon nnu instant
Dr. Murrmau. pastor of a Montreal
church, resigned rather than pray for
the Queen and for British success in
Mexico is to have an electric railway
-10! I miles long, connec ting the states of
Tobasco. Yucatan. Chiapas and Cain
peche. Three women were injured in a col
lision between two electric cars at Chi
cago. A mummy discovered two years ago
in Egypt has now been identified in
France as that of the Pharaoh of the
KaraiKM), wis., win soon have a free
mail delivery system.
ber yard. This makes the third
fire in that village within a year.
We Keep Them Guessing.
Special Sale Commencing Saturday,
Men's suits that cannot be duplicated elsewhere for less
than $7.60 and in many cases $ I 0,
FOR THIS SALE ONLY
These suits are great values. Your money refunded i
you are not satisfied with your purchase.
Consul Fowler at Chefoo, Reports as to Furth.
er Looting of Missions.
Chinese Fleet Sails
Washlncton, J una 20. A cablegram was
received at tha state department this
morning from United State Consul Fowler
at Chefoo. The consul says no communi
cation has been bad with Pekln for six days
The mission at San Chow was looted, but
the Chinese KCneral carried the missionar
ies olT In safety to an unknown place. The
Chinese ships In the harbor left for the
The Russians continue to laud troops at
London. June SO. Shanghai reports
orlclnatlns; from Chinese sources and
credited by local foreign officials state that
the legations at Pekln were safe June 1 7.
Admiral Seymour with his relieving col
umn Is reported to have reached Pekln.
London, June 20. The Shanghai cor
respondent of The Times, telegraphing
yesterday, says: "The British flag is
reported to have been flying yesterday
over the south gate of Peklug. This U
presumed to indicate the arrival of Ad
London. June 20. "The Russian re
lieving force arrived outside of Peking
this morning." says the Shanghai cor
respondent of The Daily Express, "and
immediately began to attack the city
on two sides, employing numerous ar
tillery. The force apparently arrived
in the nick of time, for the Chinese as
sert that the attack upon the legations
had been successfully renewed. On the
night of June 10 the Chinese troops
under Generals Tung Fah Slang and
Tung Ching attacked the legations and
set on fire five European buildings.
Nothing definite is known as to the re
sult, except that the Chinese were dis
appointed, although other reports, ut
YOU KNOW US.
YOU KNOW US.
BEING CARRIED OFF.
for the South Russia Continues to
terly discredited here, are that the Chi
nese, Infuriated by the destruction of
Taku, have since massacred all tho
foreigners in Peking."
Two Ministers Reported Killed.
A modified version of these rumors
received at Berlin is that the French tn
'well as the German minister baa been
killed. The Euglishc at Shanghai
think that the Chinese had foreign ad
vice In organizing the defenses at
Taku, because of the precision with
which their attack was delivered. Tho
wires connecting wlththe liarbormines
were cut by the boats of the warships
the night before the bombardment. It
is reported that no fewer than 700 Chi
nese were killed iu the forts. Tint
Kritish cruiser Undaunted arrived nt
Shanghai yesterday, cleared for action
and took up a position commanding tho
Chinese Hear from Peking-.
The Shanghai correspondent of Thfl
Dally Xews. telegraphing yesterday,
says: "The Chinese officials here assert
that they have news from Peking tip
to June 17. The situation waa then
very serious. Beyond that they claim
to have received nothing. but they deny
that dispatches have been withheld.
Although I am not willing to adopt tho
alarmist reports, my Impression, gath
ered from the consuls and the Chinese
authorities, is that the worst is to bo
feared In Peking. Admiral Seymour's
column Is now in the middle of an arid
plain, with no food and no good waten
and surrounded by hostile forces."
Massarr by the Boxers. 4f&
At Yum-Xan-Fu. where tho rlalns
has been gathering force for several
days, (iKo Christians have been attack,
eil at the French mission settlement,
many being put to death. The Frenc li
consul and three iuisslonn-!es are still
In prison. The disorderly elementebavo
secured the upper hand at Wu-IIu anil
Czechuan. where the native Christian
have been massacred. .
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