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VOIi. L,. . NO. i.
BOCK ISIiAND. IIiXt. SATURDAY, OCTOBER'L'7, 1900.
PAGES 7 TO 12.
Marked by Closed Factories and
LEGITIMATE BUSINESS PARALYZED
Itoblier Cumklori Limit Prod action
to Ral Prlrn Large Army
Menace to Labor How the Idaho
Miner Are Bring Coerced What
the I4e-eIeetlon of McKinley Will
Special Washington Letter.l
In the four weeks that have elapsed
sinee the miners' strike liegan the coal
combine has made over ?S.(XKV0 ex
tra profit from advanced prices and
has economized on a weekly pay roll
of alHii.t $mj,000.
The advance in prices is a barefaced
robln-ry. It should be a lesson to the
people as to the necessity of putting
sukh piratical combinations under re
straint. There has been no scarcity of coal.
The operators expected this strike.
They naffjred their men to the last
limit of endurance.
In anticipation of this strike they had
over a million tons of coal hoarded up
at certain points In New Jersey. The
report of the output showed that up to
August of thin year more coal was
miiid in the anthracite region than in
any previous year In Its history. The
ojM-rators proposal to hold up a de
fenseless public and make it pour
millions of dollars Into their treasury
the strike was merely the pretext for
nu unusual advance.
Leaving the miners grievances aside,
Isn't It about time a president was
elected who will bring sucl combines
und.-r legiil restraint and punish them
when they plunder the jN-nple?
The Urpublic-aus try to confuse the
Issue by talking about good and bad
trusts and shouting about the damage
that liryati may do to legitimate busi
ness when he goes after the robber
They l.n't deceive the people. If
one citizen steals from another, rrll hon
est citizens are the safer when the
thief Is caught and punished.
1 It Is the same with the trusts. Com
binations in the business world which
are doing legitimate business, whose
Ktock is bona lhle, who are not trying
to limit production In order to exact
high prices, need not be afraid of any
thing ISryan or the Democratic party
may do la restraint of piratical combi
nations. .Ml honest capital and sound business
Trill be better oiT and safer when these
brigands of the business world such
Jru-sts as the anthracite coal combine
rind the Standard Oil -arc punished for
uYt-ciug the people and forced to do
business on an holiest basis If they de
sire the protection and the opportuni
ties afforded In this country.
1 The Kepublieans are not saying much
nltout the full dinner pail and prosper
ity. They are now admitting that the
industrial vote In large cities is going
t Hrynn. They might as well admit
their own defeat, for this is the vote
?vhlcli JeteruiIues the result. They
rre now ptuiiing their slender hopes to
t he farmer .vote in the middle and
western states. They forget that the
trust, in their greediness, have leen
giving the farmer a very severe object
lesson. The farmer cannot manage
imy combination amoug themselves by
which they can get higher prices for
, wheat and corn, but when they come
-to buy liarbed wire or nails or lumber
or agricultural machinery they are
faced by combinations which maintain
jiru-es at any arbitrary limit they
' .When Itryan sioke in Indiana and
Ohio. Le passed through ft lelt of towns
which had been devastated by trusts.
fa a (mnptoin of Kidney
A-' a mm w.
tor has said, "I nerex yet
xnaac a post-taci wui tinn
nation in a cae of death from
Heart Disease without find
ing the kidneys were at
fa nit." The Kidney medi
cine which 'was first on tho
market, most successful for
Jlciirt Disease and all Kid
ney Troubles, and most
widely imitstad is
In Aurora, Ind., for Instance, the trusts
have closed a match factory, a brewer
and a distillery, leaving hundreds of
men Idle and bankrupting- the small
merchants of the place. In XTdlnhurc
Ind.. a starch factory has been closed
by the trust; in Crawfordsvllle a wire
plant is standing still; In Brazil and
Terre Haute the steel mills are idle.
The trail of the trust was equally vis
Ible In Ohio, aad where the men were
at work they were sullen because the
trusts Lave reduced wages and length
ened the hours of labor.
TLe administration Is very much wor
ried over Bryan's correct analysis of
the uses to which a big standing army
will be put.
If Bryan had not hit the truth when
he said it would be used to oppress 14
bor at home, there would not be such a
howl of protest from the adininistra
The Army and Navy Register. In its
most recent issue, has an Inspired edi
torial la which it tries to explain that
labor need not. fear a standing army
and that the erection of forts and arse
nals near Industrial centers has no re
lation to their affairs. The Itegister
fails to give any other good reason why
such forts should be contemplated, and
labor has In mind the fact that United
States troops have been enforcing mar
tlal law on a peaceful community in
Idaho for the last IS months and that
the mine owners In the Ccrur d'Alenc
district say openly that they desire n
fort erected there and soldiers alwavs
stationed there to shoot down the in In
ers when they become dissatisfied with
the wages and conditions offered them
In this district the United States are
!elng used now to compel the miners
to state how they are going to vote,
If a man dares to say he Is going to
vote for Bryan, his "icrmit" for em
pFoyment is taken away ami he Is
forced to flee from the district at the
point of the bayonet. I.. A. White.
Authorities Aicalnat Roosevelt.
Those who know. Including President
Sehunnan and Admiral Dewey, have
given testimony showing that Govern
or Uoosevelt's classification of the Fili
pinos with the Apaches is not at all
correct. If Aguiualdo and his country
men are so bad as Boosevelt paints
them In the west, how did it hapien
that tho good President McKinley of
fered them commissions In the Amer
ican army, as no less an authority than
Perry S. Heath, Neoiy's sponsor, says
he did? Did McKinley think that
American soldiers should be led by an
pache chief ?-i;tica (X. Y.) Observer.
The "Syndicated I'realdent."
When does Mark Hanna turn when
he starts to raise the enormous cam
paign fund which he warns his "sup-
b'orters Is essenttnl to the 'election Tf
Mr. McKinley? Does hojft to the peo
ple? AOl at ait: lie goes raiuer xo ine
full money bags which have been
made rotund by McKinley. bounties.
McKinley subsidies. McKinley eon-
tracts and other McKinley benefits.
contributions from which are not
merely tithes from favors received but
the expression of a lively hope of fa
vors to come. What word can more
accurately descrile a presidency ob
tained by this means for these ends
than that employed by Mr. OIncy "a;
syndicated presidency ?" New York.
Xcaralffhted Tlepnhllcaa Leaders.
There Is work for a good oculist
among ltepubivcan leaders. .Mars
Hanna recently declared "there are no
trusts," and yet the Itepubllcnn cam
paign committee Is flooding the coun
try with buncombe antitrust literature.
and now comes Teddy Koosevclt de
claring there are no idle men In the
country, but plenty of work at good
wages for all In spite of the news
which has filled the newspapers recent
ly of shut downs, half time, strikes and
other labor troubles. Augusta Chroni
John V. Alttteld to Yale Students.
"Young men, life is before you. Two
oices are calling you. one coming
from the swamps of selfishness and
force, when- success means death, and
the other from the hilltops of justice
ad progress, where even lajiure
"Two lights are seen In your horizon
one the fast fading marsh light of
power and the other the slowly rising
sun of human brotherhood. Two ways
lie open for you one leading to an ever
lower and lower plain, where are heard
the cries of despair and the curses
f the iHxir, where manhood shriv-
ls aud iiossession rots down the ios-
or. and the other leading off to the
Ighlands of the morning, where are
card the clad shouts of humanity and
where honest effort Is rewarded with
Hanna a Christian Scientist.
Chairman Hanna exclaims, "I don't
believe that there Is a trust in the Unit
ed States!" What is this but the Chris
tian Science cure applied to economies?
The Christian Science healer banishes
disease sohly by declaring that It does
not exist, although the patient may be
writhing in pain. By affirming that
there is not a trust In the United States
the Christian Science Republican chair
man hopes to convince his countrymen
who suffer by reason of trust exact ions
they are victims of a delusion. Phila
There Is nothing to be said for the
trusts which can tvcgln to offset the ob
jections against them. They are the
outgrowth of an abominable system of
favoritism called protection, and they
carry out the Idea of that doctrine the
enrichment of the few at the expense
of the many. Kansas City Star,
Illinois Steel Trust TellsThem
to Vote For McKinley
President E. J. Bufflngton of the Illi
nois Steel company, a trust monster.
Issued a few days ago the following
"We have closed down our Jollet
mills for lack of orders. Tossibly we
shall be compelled to shut down other
mills within the next ten days for the
same reason, although we hope to con
tinue most of our mills In operation.
As the presidential election approaches
many of our lest customers are post
poning purchases for the reason, they
state, they wish to wait until they are
certain of the result of the election be
fore placing large orders."
This statement of Buffington's Is a
most significant one. It can be Inter
preted In two wayseither that those
"Oh, just anything show them'that
you are glad they are married. Just
something complimentary, you know."
In a few minutes the little miss had
made her way to where the happy cou
ple were receiving the congratulations.
There was quite a crowd around, but
she didn't mind them one bit. She
marched straight up to the bride and.
extending her hand, said:
"I wish you many happy returns of
The remark convulsed every one In
hearing, but the little miss left the
church with the consciousness that she
had observed the proprieties. Cincin
Build on Solid Rock.
If we rest upon the shifting sand of
the empire, if we rest upon brute force,
the time will come when there will be
a greater principle than that. But let
us build upon the Declaration of Inde
pendence, that solid rock, and then we
will build a nation against which all
the powers of the earth cannot prevail.
We will build a nation that can never
die. W. J. Bryan.
"I SEE NO TRUSTS!"
HOODWINKING . .
Leading Agricultural Papers
Controlled by Mark
The Republicans have bought up the
leading agricultural papers and are
sending them out to every farmer in
the laud as sample copies. They are
loaded with stuff supporting the lie
publican policies and lying and mis
leading statements about trade and the
improved condition of agriculture with
out mentioning the word "Republican"
and under the guise and pretense of be
ing strictly neutral agricultural pa
pers. The American Farmer of Indianapo
lis is one of these sheets. This paper
was bought by a syndicate headed by
Mark , Hanna and to which he sub
scribed $li00, aud other subscribers
are Perry Heath, Joseph B. Brlgham,
Senator Fairbanks aud other leading
Republicans, and Joseph H. Brlgham,
present assistant United States secre
tary of agriculture, is president of the
company and editor. They are distrib
uting 5x.0tX copies and employ the
best Republican editorial writers In
the country to load It down with mis
loading articles. This is just as bad
stealing as any other kind of robbery
which has been practiced by Mark
Hanna and his followers.
as it was sufficiently well printed the
Chinese would take the lead out and
Insert it In another shell, and so on.
That's how the carved shells came tc
be so cheap or at least that was the
explanation that was made to me by
-New York World.
Hon- the Carrlnic Was Done.
"When I was a soung man," said a
San Francisco artist, "a friend of mine
who returned from China brought
home a lot of pearl shells beautifully
etched or engraved with figures- and
landscapes on the inside of the shells.
I did not marvel so much at the en-'
graving as I did at the cheapness of
the shells. I couldn't help thinking
that some of .the engravings must have
taken a day or two to make, and yet
they sold for little or nothing, my
"On my request he made an Investi
gation of the subject and discovered
that the Chinese had used the follow
ing plan: Instead of graving the pic
ture into the hard shell, an operation
that would have been laborious and
slow, the Chinese draw the sketch on a
little scrap of tea lead and Inserted it
into the pearl oyster shell when it was
lender. The inside of the shell In this
manner got an Impression of the sketch
from the tea lead picture, and as soon
A Defender of Black Snakes.
The reporter was advised not to kill
a black snake under any circum
stances. An old, honest, reliable man
"Only a few days ago I saw a black
racer whizzing around in a circle, his
fiaming eyes distended. Ills attention
seemed riveted on something not far
away. I advanced, and, to my aston
ishment. I saw a large rattlesnake coll
ed up In battle array. The black snake
continued his circuits, getting a little
nearer to Its victim each time. After
10 or 15 minutes the rattlesnake drop
ped his head on the ground. Almost
instantaneously the black snake pounc
ed upon its victim. After securely fas
tening his teeth in the back of the rat
tlesnake's head he began his deadly
coiling. Within five minutes that rat
tlesnake was dead. So don t kill a
The color came In the old gentle
man's face as he was relating the
above, and he said:
"Boys, black snakes are game, but
they won't hurt you, for I had one for
a pet for years, aud because my old
woman woke one night and found the
snake in bed she raised an awful fuss
and killed It." Lebanon (Ky.) Enter
prise. Bor and Woodchnck.
v The joy of pursuing the woodchuck
Is a part of the happiness of rural life.
The boy ks lacking in physical develop
ment and In numerous mental and
moral qualities growing out of the ex
perience who has not spent a day pour
ing water down a woodchuck hole on
the hillside with a view to drowning
oit the occupant. This is said to re
fresh the woodchuck, and, as for tle
boy. It toughens his iuuscle9 as no com
pulsory lalor could do, and It cultivates
patience, hope and persistency. Given
n good brook, an ample hole and nit In
dustrious boy, a full day's work on the
outside and a complacent woodchuck
on the Inside may be safely guaran
teed. Hartford C'ourant.
w;ho have leon shouting alout pros
perity were deliberately ljing or that
the "closing of the mills ftt ttils time-
a resort to the coercive aud heartless
methods of four years ago, when em
ployees were told by our great -indus
trial barons that they must either vote
for McKinley or 1h turned adrift to
starve. Some of them put the alterna
tive in a less brutal way. but the mean
ing was the same and equally clear.
By tho closing of the Jollet and other
mills of the Illinois Steel company
15.0U0 or 2t,(HX men have beou thrown
out of employment and 73.WH) or 100.-
000 human beings forced to contem
plate the near approach of sore dis
tress and hunger. What are the woes
of women, the cry of famishing chil
dren, the bitter tears of the wronged
and downtrodden to the wealth gorged
slave drivers of the trusts! But it
might bo well for them to think they
may carry their Inhuman policy too
far, for in this young land the sense of
manhood still Is strong.
The prodnrcr of nil wealth, the
toller, may some any, and sooner
than the nlntocrnts feel, object to
belnic despised and despoiled and
starved, and then woe to the con
temner and despoller!
"It is letter to fight for the pood than
to rail at the 111," and Justice and hu
manity will Insist there has been rail
ing enough aud that more effective ar
guments lx employed. 'Twas the hun
gry women of Amiens who saw their
famished children wasting Into shad
ows that started the French revolu
tion. Of course there w ill be no "reign
of terror" here until the steel, coal and
associated trusts get a standing army
large enough to protect the ballot box
from being a danger to capital and the
We cannot give you employment if
Bryan Is elected In November," say
the officials of the steel company. Has
It come to this, that when the masses
of the American people register their
voices untrannnoled they shall be
forced into idleness and driven to pen
ury? Is it a fact that the purse prond
beneficiaries' of protected industries
have already the ioople at their mercy,
and that food, even the coarsest, can
be had only nt the price of submission
to industrial slavery? So at least it
has been ordered by those upon whom
McKiuIey's only hope and future rests.
Does He Reflect?
When President McKinley goes to
church in his pious, decorous way, does
he think of the wounded Filipinos
burned alive in the houses in which
they bad taken refuge by the troops
whom McKinley has sent to teach
those islanders the ways of civilization?
Policy of Imperialism Full ol
Danger to Their People. J
MAKES WAB ON THE DARKER RACES
Brie Review of the Model" Admin,
istratlon of McKinley Brother Ab
ner's Army Contracts The Km.
balmed Beet Scandal Alcer and
An address urging the colored voters
of the country to turn their backs on
the Republican party has been drawn
up by Colonel Thomas Went worth
Iliggluson, William I.loyd Garrison
and ex-Governor George S. Boutvfeli;
all of Bostou, and issued by the na
tional Democratic committee. It jwlnta
out to the colored voter that the na
tional policy of Imperialism is full oC
danger to them and thdr race. Tha
address says: 4
HoKToy. Oct. 4.1
To the Colored People ol the rotted Statra:
We aMreas you at one of the moat important
points in your liiuti.rv. if evpr there was s war ot
races in this worU, the war now going on la tha
Iliillppine Islands is preciwly that.
Every day in the Phililiiia la already training
our young American aoldiera to the habit of
thinling that the white limn, as audi, is tha
riirhtiul ruler of all other men. This is seen, for
instance, in the fact that these very aoldieta In
writing- home 'letters from the seat of war de
Btribe the inhabitants of the Philippines mors and
rn. ro constantly as "nicKers," thus giving; a new
lcu-ie of life to a word which was previously dy
inj; out amotifr us. f
Every defender Of the war in conjrrris sustains
the ontest on the assumed ground that t.le Fili
pinos are unfit for freedom, although Admiral
Dewey at first described them as more fit for it
than the Cubans, and Senator Hoar describes them
to le probably better fitted than any race on tha
two Americsn continents south of oursefves.
We wish to warn you that the imiierialiMtie TN"
publican party of today is not the liberty loving
party of tlwt nunc which set tha American nrgrn
free. The time is pit when you can safely glv
it yot.r implicit supiHirt. We warn you that ths
American iicrto must henceforth think for himself
and n:ust cut ai.'rift from every organization which)
wars on darker races. .
ltcpublican spellbinders everywhere-
are holding up tho administration ot
McKinley as a model one. For the
liejiefit of the voters of the country,
Continued en Eleventh page.
Polite, bat Embarrassing.
A pretty little miss of about 14 sum
mers nearly broke up a vtvdding party
at Liuwood a short while ago. It was
alout the first wedding that she had
ever attended, and she felt the impor
tance of the occasion very much. After
the ceremony she noticed that the peo
ple went up to the bride and frroom and
made remarks to them. She supposed
that thry were words of congratula
tion or condolence or something of that
sort, but her ideas of the proper thing
to say tinder the circumstances were a
little vague. Finally she whispered to
an old friend of the family who was
"What shall I say when I go up
there ':" she faltered. ....
TSZE IBIG- BUSY STORE,
Second and Brady streets, Davenport, Iowa.
A Sensation in
Our silk and dress goods buyers have just returned from
eastern markets, and while there made the largest purchases
of silks that haev ever been brought to this city.
8,000 Yards Fancy Waist Silks. '4,000 Yards Black and
Including silk Italian Taffetas, Corded Armures, Bengalines,
Drap De Ore, Swiss Muscovette, etc.
Sale on Silks for Monday only. See Display in East Window
Renumber this is'abonafide of
fer, every yard warranted and
if not satisfactory can be re
turned and your money will be
We advise you to come early
and secure choice styles.
Our success has been phe
nomenal and we attribute it to
Come early, avoid the rush and
see the choice lines of silks,
worth $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75, at
69c a Yard.
Don't be deceived by unscrup
ulous advertising, but come to
the Big, Busy Store where up-to-date
merchandise is always
found at smallest prices.
"We said we would do it and
we did," bought the largest as
sortment of silks that ever
came to the Tri-Citics. All
Fall and Winter
styles and bought from an
over stocked manufacturer at
our own price.
$1.25, 1.50, 1.75 Silks,
69c Per Yard.
$1.25, 1.50, 1.75 Silks,
69c Per Yard.