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VOIi. It. NO. 15.
BOCK ISLAND. Hili.. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 3, 1900.
PAGES 9 TO 10.
Refrain From Saying How They
Are Going to Vote.
BOUT WANT TO IHVITE GOEBOIOIT.
Republicans Are,Uvrronfidrnt an
Claim Intr Kvrr-thlB; Lriioa a
the Miners Strik Bryan') Klee
tlon Will Insure a Cabinet OlBce
Far Labor The Outlook.
Special Washington Letter.
i Overconfldenee has taken the place
of the cautious anxiety which the Re
publicans displayed during the ear'y
IKjrtion or the campaign. They are
Yet not a single Incident has hap
pened to Justify the change of attitude,
On the contrary, the drift la entirely
Democratic. Never In the history o
the country has' there been such au
outpouring of jH'ople as that which
greeted Rryan on the occasion of his
- recent visit to New York. He was but
duplicating on a larger scale the expo
rierice which has leen his during tlie
entire citiniaign. liryau is talkiug
common sense and justice. The plain
iM-ople appreciate that. His audiences
do not have tj be attract ed by reduceil
railroad rates and red lire and brass
It has been admitted all along that
the election hinges on the vote of the
great Industrial centers. The Kcpuh
lic:il.s are pr"tend!ng that they foresee
an easy victory for tlieinselves. yet
they are using every variety of coer
cion ,n sklilcil wagcworkcrs and clerks
In all lint's of business.
There has been no recent develop
ment which would Indicate that the in
dustrial vote Is going to be Republic
an. On tli contrary. It linds I'.ryan Its
clian,Iv!i and the- mouthpiece of ltd
protests against trust doinlnation.
The workingincn are nt saying how
thev are going to vote. To do this
would be to Invite more active meas
ures of coercion from their bosses
They have had too many severe les
sens, however, not to fear another four
years of trust control.
The set I lenient of .the miners strike
has dragged lu afashIon which" robs
It of any value to the Republicans.
After the miners held their conven
tion and accepted In good faith the of
fer of a lo per cent advance In wages
It then appeared that the ojwrators had
not actually meant to give even this
slight advance. They have been quib
bling for ten days, saying that the ad
vance lu wages must be computed as a
factor in any reduction In tlie price of
The price of powder was one of the
things which the miners offered to sub
mit to arbitration. They waived recog
nition of their union, but they stand
for a straight advance of 10 per cent lu
wages if they are to go back to work.
Whatever inconvenience the public
feels In the future over the price or
amount of coal must be charged to the
operators. The miners "have acted In
good faith, and their conditions have
Perry Heath made himself ridiculous
by hurrying to grab credit for Hanua
for the alleged settlement of tin-strike.
There has tx-en no development so far
which has been at all creditable to
Hanua. The public Is still paying the
advanced price on coal and will do no
Indefinitely. The coal combine has
made at least JHi.inmi.imk) in extra prof
Its ;!iiee the strike lcgan. The miners
are no better satisfied than they were
the day they weut on strike. The Dem
ocratic press has called attention to the
conditions of employment forced upon
the miners by the coal combine, and as
a result wageworkers all over the
couutry not only ridicule the Repub
lican plea of "prosperity," but they
l.ar that practically the same treat
ment will Ik' meted out to them If the
trusts continue to grow during the
r.re s'tuplv fcMney disorders. The
kiin.-vs t:tT the blood of all that
rhoukln't be there. The blood
passes through the kidney every
tliree minutes. If the kidneys do
Jhcir work no impurity or cause of
ihsurdcr can remain in the circula
tion longer than that time. There
fore, if your blood is out of order
yo-.ir kidneys have failed in their
woik. Th?y are in need of stimula
ti :i. strengthening or doctoring.
One medicine will "do all three, the
u.-:t au.! nost imitated blood
medicine U:ere is .. '
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f'jMH KW FY J
nest four years as they have grown
since IS!!, v
vThe miners strike has also been a
reminder to the general public that It
is dangerous to allow trusts to so com
pletely control an article of general
consumption that they can defy both
producer and consumer.
No Improvement In this condition
can lie expected unless Bryan is elect
ed and the Democratic programme of
trust restraint Is put Into operation. .
The bureau of statistic which is an
adjunct of the treasury, has just is
sued a campaign bulletin In which it
asserts that a long list of trust manu
factured articles have fallen in price
since last January. It falsities -the
record about most of them, and where
it gives the correct price it falls to
add, in explanation, that a consumers'
boycott, which began last January, has
forced prices down on iron, wire fenc
ing, nails, lumber and a few other
articles. The farmers concluded that
they would go without' fencing and
lumber and machinery until the trusts
f-nt prices. 'When goods piled up liv the
warehouses, the trusts did reluctantly
reduce prices. The bureau of statis
tics also claims that the prices of farm
products have greatly advanced this
year. So they have In some lines
where there is a short crop. flood
prices are not of much benefit to the
farmer who has scarcely any wheat
There Is not much ditlleulty in Judg
ing whether trusts have increased
prosperity or not. Each farmer knows
whether he can buy more for his
produce tliau before trust prices went
luto effect. Koch workingman knows
whether hie wagus will buy more than
they would three years ago. He knows
whether the trusts have advanced his
wages or not. The Republicans know
that each Individual is likely to settle
tills question for himself, so they are
trying to scare the voters by prophesy
ing dreadful ills to follow the election
Rryau's election wilkjncan an era of
real prosperity for the whole people.
The settlement of the Philippine ques
tion will cut off the enormous expend
iture for military purioses and make
the continuance of war taxes unneces
sary. The country need not fear the
menace of a big standing army if Bry
an Is elected, and the trusts will not
have I'll! ted States soldiers to enforce
their conditions on employees.
Forcing the trusts to conform to le
gitimate business methods or quit will
render all business and employment
that much more secure. If I'.ryan Is
elected, lalior will for the first time
have Its needs voiced In the cabinet.
Unions need not fear legislation which
will deprive them of their very exist
The election of McKInley will mean
not only a continuation of the present
policy, but many radical departures
from a free government. The. trusts
are getting ready to enact hostile leg
islation which will force all lalor un
ions out of existence. They propose to
cut wages all around and Import large
quantities of cheap labor. The stand
ing army will at once lie increased so
that a contingent can le kept at home
to overawe labor, besides what is need
ed In the Philippines or in China.
There will be enormous expenditures
to crush the Filipinos Into some sort
of submission, so the trusts may ex
ploit the new iKissesslons with an in
dustry that Spain never displayed.
The Republicans dare not discuss the
record made by the present adminis
tration, but It is only the basis for
something much worse if by coercion
or corruption the voters can lie made
to give it the indorsement of a re-elec
tion in November. The Indications
are all In the direction of an over
whelming and deserved popular rebuke
to McKInleylsm. I- A. White.
tv l.lxirtnff man tin mor than appetite. -V
i The-lalwrina: man. male in the irr.aue of hil
Orator, uania mire man iuii umner im
ml a nlxv to rii-en. The laborer wants
nhortrr. hxir ef latr that t,e may be u'lth
his family mie. He want protection from 'V
the Walk ltt anil mini irovernmeni dt in- (
in-flnn. He vanta arbitration of liia dif- i
frrrmva with capital, and he want rrpre-
ij: irntative in the prosl.lrnfi cabinet, that la-
ii bor'a oii may be always heard in the ofll-
eial hotischold of the chief executive. W. J. 4
2' Brj an.
In health the American elttsen
pnya tribute to a hnndred traatai
atrlcken by alrkneaa. he la taxed by
drnar troili If he dtea. the roffln
trnat nrlng trlbate from hla nldn.
The Silent Grant.
Thomas B. Reed, the master of mas
ter minds, tlie orator whose eloquence
leaves like the ax of a woodman in
the forests of Maine, whose sarcasm
scorches like the breath of a prairie
fire ' and whose arguments sweep on
ward In Cashing, foreful. Irresistible
rray like a charge of Murat where Is
he? R,eeck who never uttered a dull
word ro his life, who is brimful of
brilliant ideas, has not one word, one
Idea, for McKinley.
Whom the God Weald Deitrar."
The fact that Iioss Hanna loses his
tenqicr whenever he essays to make a
political sjecch and takes to jersonal
abuse and vilification of his opponents
shows quite conclusively that he Is dis
couraged by the poor progress of the
Kepubliean.campaign. New Orleans
Lift the People I p.
My friends, if we want this nation to
be what it has been we must teach
people by love and lift them up by
kindness and not drag them down br
the force of a large army. W. J. Bry-
A FEW WORDS
TO THE VOTER.
You Have It In Your Power to
Defeat Trust Despotism.
You love liberty and hate despotism;
you opiose monopoly; you want gov
ernment by the people and not by a
class; you wish the flag to be the em
blem of freedom: you are convinced
that the Republican leaders of today
are the agents of the trusts and that.
In obedience to the commands of the
monopolies, they are betraying the
people and establishing despotism.
What can you do to save the republic?
Listen. -.The ieople are sovereign.
The ballot is omnipotent. Three re
form parties are in the field under the
leadership of Bryan, and. with a con-
"Uncle Mark, why am de Republican party represented bj an elephant?
"I'm sure I can't say, Theodore. Why is the Republican pflrty represented
by an elephant?" j
"'Cause it's thick skinned, it can't be trusted. its always reaching out for
everything in sight, and it costs an awfid lot of money to keep it.".
"Tlie Smoke brothers Messrs. Tobacco Trust and Match Trust will give
their rattling musical selection entitled "We-Love to See the Common People
Squirm.' " New York Journal.
gress" such as will come with his elee-
J tlon. the great jiowers of government
will uo tiiKen out or ibu nanus oi
friends of the trusts and turned against
qiouopoly that Justice may be done to
The platform of the three parties in
the 'main declare for the reforms you
favor and oppose the wrongs which are
Injuring you. These platforms advo
cate all the fathers fought and bled
for. all that Lincoln lived and died for.
Read these platforms and see if this is
not true. They speak In no uncertain
tone, and the man these reform parties
name for president Is W. J. I'.ryan. the
greatest living exponent of the princi
ples of the reiorm platforms. No man
doubts Mr. Bryan's sincerity, n man
questions bis courage. If you cannot
agree with him in all things, you sure
ly do in most things. In this supreme
struggle you should make your vote
and Influence felt. One thing Is cer
taln either McKInley or Bryan will
le elected. Which shall it be? Behind
McKinley Is Mark Hanna. and' behind
Hanna is the plutocracy. All the trusts
are for McKInley; every trust Is against
Bryan; every Inqieiiallst is against
him. Bryan's reliance Is upon the peo
ple, and yon are one of the people.
Will you be for Bryan and tlie republic
or for McKInley and the empire?
We draw the line between honest
wealth and predatory wealth. We
draw the line between that wealth
which ia n Jnst com pen an t Ion, for
rrvlrra rendered and that wealth
which almply menanrea the B'lvnn
taare which one eltlzen has taken
over many elt Isena. Wll'lam J.
Hoar Denounces McKInley.
But they tell you that a great mis
take has been made in the matler of
the Philippine Islands. I think so too.
My opinion is well known or If it be
not well known I am willing to make
it known that I thought we thould
have done In the Philippine Islands
exactly what we have done and mean
to do in Cuba. I think that in that
way we should have saved the .war.
we should have had the love ef that
people Instead of their hatred, we
should have had everything heart
could desire in the way of glory. In the
way of trade aye, and In the Ameri
can sense of the word. In the way of
One of Moody's Jokes.
D. L. Moody was always full of fnn.
lie satr the comic side of things, and
as a boy enjoyed putting practical
jokes upon any one whom he well
knew. In the rear of his Uncle Sam
uel's retail .shoo store In Boston was'
a cobbler's repair kit scat, tools, awls.'
etc.. and the seat was. as usual, a piece
of leather concavcly shaped downward
at Its center.
One day the workman on this saucer
shaped seat felt It becoming uncom
fortably damp, then really moisf He
rose and saw a damp spot on the acat.
Supposing that a few drops of water
had been accidentally dropped upon the
scat before he eat down, to his work.
Le folded an olj newspaper and placed
It and sat comfortably down to resume
his work. But the moisture seemed
strangely persistent- Rising again, he
found the paper becoming soaked with
water, and he stood perplexed, his
hammer In one hand and the soft, wet
paper in tie other.
Looking this way and that In his
perplexity, he soon heard a half chuc
kle, half snicker, which could no longer
be repressed, and there behind the
door was the country boy, learning
how to be useful In a city shoe store,
as he really and rapidly did, but tak
ing his fun as he went along. He had
placed a shallow dish of 'water close
up to the underside of the center of
the leather seat, which only touched
the water when the weight of the oc
cupant was upon It, so three or four
small awl holes served his purpose for
that time. Congregatlonallst.
life each member of tha
human body produces poison to itself.
When this poison accumulates faster
than It can be eliminated, which al
ways, occurs unless tae muscle has
'an, Interval -of rest, then will come
fatigue, which Is only another expres
sion for toxic lnfectloi.
If the muscle is given an Interval of
rest, so that the cell can give off Its
waste product to keep pace with the
new productions, the muscle will then
liberate energy for a long time. This
latter condition ia what we call en
Like any other ponderous and In
tricate machine, the body requires
time to get in harmonious working
order. The brain, nerves, heart and
skeletal muscles .must be given some
warning of the. work they are expected
to perform. Ignorance of this fact has
broken down many a young man who
aspired to honors on the cinder path
The necessity of getting all the parts
of the body slowly, in working order Is
well understood by trainers and Jockeys
on the race track, as Is evinced by the
preliminary "warming np" they give
their horses, although, It is doubtful If
the trainers could gtvo any physiologic
reason for their ' custom. Popular
"The sixteenth and seventeenth cen
turies," said John Fiske, "were the
flourishing ages of the witchcraft de
lusion. Witchcraft, la' the early ages,
was considered one of the 'greatest of
crimes, as much so as mjirder, robbery
or any other - serioua offwnse against
the law, and the belief in if was shared
by the whole human race until the lat
ter part of the seventeenth century.
"In England, in 1004. two women
were tried before Sir Matthew na!e.
charged with bewitching several girls
and a bnby, and they were put to
death, for at that time the evidence
seemed perfectly rational. In 1015, In
Genoa. "j people were burned to
death on tbs charge of witchcraft. It
was the proud boast of a noted execu
tioner in northern Italy, at this time,
that in l." years he had assisted in
burning fn0 persons charged with sor
cery. In Scotland, between lotA) and
liJOO. S.fN) people were put to death.
an average of 2DO a year. The last
execution for witchcraft In England
took place in 1712. in Scotland ia 1722.
in Germany in 1740 and In Spain In
What Ke Waited For.
An inspector of Irish schools tells a
good story, says the Newcastle (Eng
land) Chronicle. At a school where he
made a surprise Tlslt a little boy hap
pened to come In for the first time and
btepped up to the inspector at once.
"Sit there for the present." said the
Inspector, Indicating the desired spot.
The boy obeyed readily, and when
the inspector had finished his multitu
dinous inquiries Into the knowledge of
geography, grammar and arithmetic
possessed by the children be found that
the boy still sat In the name spot.
"What are yon waking for. my boy?"
-Please, sir, I ani waiting for the
present. - ,'
ABOUT THAT FULL
What Abraham. Lincoln Said
' Relative to the Subject.
Mr. Hanna has repeatedly declared
that the full dinner pail argument is
suflicieut to lead the working masses
to vote for the re-election of Mr. Mc
Kinley. He holds that so long as the
dinner pall Is full the workingman has
no Interest in Inquiring Into the meth
ods by which Mr. Rockefeller and oth
er trust monopolies pile up millions of
dollars in profits every year.
To this sort of argument, which is
much older than Mr. Hanna or Mr.
Rockefeller, Abraham Lincoln replied
In a speech as pregnant with homely
truth as an .lsop fable. This speech
was delivered Sept. 17. lSol, at Cinr
"I hold, if the Almighty had ever
made a set of men that should do all
the eating and none of the work, he
would have made them with mouths
only and no hands, and If he had eve
made another class that he Intended
should do all the work and none of the
eating, he would have made them
without mouths and with all hands.
But. Inasmuch as he has chosen to
make men in the way he has. If any
thing Is proved it Is that those hands
and mouths are to be co-operative
through life and not to be interfered
With. Thjat they are to go forth and
Improve their condition Is the In
herent rliVht kItpb to mankind dl-i-eetly
hy the Maker."
The president has not enforced ez
latlna; laws about the trastaf MeKln
lei'a attorney icenernl has not earn
ed his salaryi Roosevelt talka abont
the lee trnst while away from home,
bi:t he doesn't destroy It at home.
William J. Bryan.
All this talk about a ballot for the
country's honor, all this flood of bil
lingsgate and Imprecation, all these
shrieks of "liar," "coward," traitor,"
"thief," etc.; all these fairy tales of
patriotic gentlemen who propose to go
out of business aud discharge their em
ployees until such time as the triumphs
of the Republican party shall have
been assured these stupidities afflict
rational and well informed persons and
detract from tlie dignity of the cause
they are vainly employed to serve. Our
institutions would be In a sad predica
ment Indeed if their safety and perpet
uation depended upon any one Individ
ual. Washington Post.-
i The Democratic party today Is not
ninde up from the ranks of aociety
IKMiple. The poor man is In the par
ty because he wants a chnuce In life
find demands riiinl rlarhts for nil.
The Democratic party Is for him.
and the Republican party Is arrayed
nuuinat him. William J. Bryan.
There are but two kinds of govern-
M WARM RECEPTION"
Is ready for any man, youngf or old who will take the trouble to come
to our store and look over our elegant line of Overcoats.
We show by far the best values. See what we offer for $10.00
to $15.00. No one in the three cities can match our price.
Plenty of. Aferd Benjamin
L. AderBros. Co's Fine
Suits and Overcoats.
YOU KNOW US.
ment In the World one, government
by the few of the many, based on
brute force: the other, free govern
ment, based on the consent of the gov
erned. The question of imperialism raises
the issue between these two kinds of
government. The principle at stake is
whether the tremendous powers of gov
ernment shalTbe used by the few rich
for private ends or by agents of the
people for the public good.
Trusts Moat Re Crashed.
Ten men in America control the busi
ness of the Unitd States. At their
Joint word or command the country
would experience the horror and mis
eries of a national "tie up " This hand
ful of ten men have It In their giant
power, whenever the whim or caprice
should seize them, to paralyze and stop
permanently the wheels of industry iu
nearly every staple or commodity of
the country, a near and growing per
il, ever Imminent, a reality which hour
ly threatens the life of the nation.
Five of these men who rule the Indus
tries of the couutry supported Mr.
Cleveland eight years ago in that pres
idential campaigu; the other five sup
ported Mr. Harrison. That all ten are
now supporting President McKInley
for re-election is a sinister coincidence
and a significant fact.
Hanna declares that we mast keep
our mills rannlnK conatnntly to sup
ply Roods to the markets of the
world, bnt at the same time We must
maintain a hlo-h protective tariff to
prevent the mannf actarers of other
nations from ateallnar onr home
trade. Mr. Hanna may aicaln fur
nlxh nn explanation. t'eoria lleraltl-
McKlnley and His Moral Code.
The president on Dec. 0. 1S97, said
that forcible annexation meant crimi
nal aggression and was contrary to our
code of morality, and every Republic
an Said, "Hurrah for our president,
who knows a code of morality when
he sees It!" Within two years the
president had violated his own code of
morality, and now we have 05,000 sol
diers, 7,000 miles away from home,
forcing annexation upon an unwilling
people, and the Republicans are hur
rahing for a president who does not let
a little thing like a code of morality
stand In' the way of progress. It is
tough. From Itryan's Speech in Madi
son Square Garden. New York.
The Mxcult trust mast pay the flour
trust's price for Its raw material,
but the man who rain the biscuit
pays tribute to both the flour and
Hideous and" I'selcas War.
American troops darken the shores
of the Philippines, hospital ships la
den with sick soldiers are returning,
other ships with fresh recruits are go
ing over, passing ships with dead men
returning; great sums are being drain-
ed from the people to pay for It, and
what it Is all for and what good it is
all going to do no one can tell.
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Starvation the Weapon of Thes
Modern Tyrants. ,
WOMEN AND BABES THEIR VICTIMS;
How the Fusion Forces t'nder Bry
an's Leadership Will Flttht These
Knemlrn of Kauai Hlghta-Freight
Discrimination to Be Abolished,'
What the Republican Party Offers,
The most remarkable thing In connect
tlon with the trusts is the unblushing
statement by the McKInley Republic
aus . and Its acceptance ly so many
that the only way to handle the trusts)
Is through an amendment to the cuiw
stitution of the United States.
This Is remarkable in several things;
First. It is admission that prlvatt
monopoly in industry has come to stay.
In so far as tlie individuals are con-j
eerued who make this admission. For,
(a) It is certain that an amendment
such as is asked for would not 1m
granted, and (b If granted it would lmtj
result in a restoration of competitive)
prices nor lu a public regulation en
trust prices. !
One reason why the amendment
would not be graDted Is that it taken
from the state legislatures and cityj
councils the right to control monopoly
and lodges it lu congress, the president;
and the federal supreme court, bodic
that are tlie furthest removed from thu
people's will. i
Second. But the most remarkable
of nil Is the bracennesa of the claim
that an amendment Is needed, for it
in known to every Intelllatent man
(a) That there are discriminational
In freight rates on the railways, and
(b) that thla advantage tends t
centralise (monopolise) each busi
ness that uses the transportation
lines, except those which ship their)
goods through the iwstoftice the only)
avenue where there are equal rights. i
Practically all the national organizs
tlons of Industry have passed resoliH
tions demanding that congress restora
power to the Interstate commerce coin
mission and that Its power be extend
ed iu order that freight discriminations
shall cease. 1
In this way the remedy has beer
pointed out and is known to a great
mass of our most active and Intelligent
business men and farmers. Will they)
lose sight of this fact? And the fur-,
ther one, that the Democratic party
backed by the. People's partyand thu
Continued on rage Sixteen.