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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUG., 14, 1890,
Published Dallyand Weekly at 1854 Second Are-
nne, kock isiana, iiu
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A nnnvmnni rnmtnnniftftttona not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
I n Kock Island county.
Thursday, August 14, 1890.
For I'nlted State Senator JohW M. PAtMSB
For Stats Tiessurer Edward B. Wilson
Bv,r Hunt nf Public Instmction.. ..Hk-hrt Kaab
. .... . ) John Hrtawt
xor N. W. Graham,
Lntverelty, j ....Richard D. Mokbam
For Comrress Bsw T. Cabls
For State BeDator K. II Bin:
I OaoBoa W. Vintum
rorneprcBcuian.o f JoH A. WlLBOH.
for ConntT Jndre
For County Clerk Charlbs Crkpti
ForSherllt J. i. nosnon
Per Treasurer Gso. B. Bbowki
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
Frekport Bulletin: The democrat
of the Rock Island district have acted
with exceeding wisdom In their selection
of Ben T. Cable as their candidate for
con cress. Mr. Cable is a thoroughly
educated man and intellectual in bis taste,
lie oossesses one of the most valuable
private libraries in the west, if, indeed, it
does not stand at the head of all of them
It is particularly rich in rare editions
Personally, Mr. Cable Is genial and unas
Burning in manner, energetic in business
affairs and a thorough-going democrat
lie has iust returned from Europe and
did not personally solicit the nomination
As the district is a close one the general
belief is that Mr. Cable will be elected
owing to his superiority lo bis opponent
and the general movement towards
The assiduity with which our republi
can contemporaries have referred to what
thev term Ben Cable's "bar'l" would lead
one to suppose that money was entirely
disassociated with republican politics
That the good and truly loyal patriots o
' the c. o. d. shouted themselves hoarse in
every campaign simply for the sake o
the party. That the poll workers ten
dered their services gratuitously. That
such demagogues as McPoeeters spoke
nightly at cross-road school houses with
out compensation, and that in short the
whole gang of republican strikers and
blowers were oerforming a service of
love. The contrary is true, however
There hasn't been a campaign in this con
gressional district, in this county or
city, in the management of which the
republic in party has not expended treble
of what the democrats have. This year
will be no exception to the rule. While
the party press is expostulating loudly
against Mr.CableVbarT'every republican
postmaster, postal clerk, mail carrier and
other federal employes is being assessed
at a good round figure. They are made
to pay under threat of removal whatever
the committee designates. So whether
Mr. Cable spends little or much in the
way of party organization, it may be de
pended upon that the republicans will
not be outdone in that respect. Money
is the lever which moves the republican
machine. With it they purchased the
presidency in 1883, and secured a major
ity in congress.
Fighting the Tax Kalnerti.
The republican revolt against Daven
portism was materially strengthened by
the declaration of Senator Teller on prop
ositions to increase war taxes on articles
f necessity, observes the New York Star,
The Colorado senator announced that he
was prepared to resist vigorously any
change in the rules for the purpose of
hastening the passage of the tariff bill
"or any other bill." The latter observa
tion which was known by every one to
refer to the fraud and force election bill,
was accompanied by a very decided ex
pression of opinion that, under the exist
ing rules, legislation had gone on as fast
s was compatible with decency and due
The yotes of Senators Piumb, Paddock
Manderson and Ingalls joined with Mr
Teller's against the increase of importing
taxes, gave one more than the number
requisite to defeat the republican plan of
campaign, if al! five votes should continue
to be cast together. But this is not to be
relied upon; and indeed, Mr. Ingalls' dec
laration about the necessity for passing
an election bill goes to negative such cx
pectation. In the house of represents
tives those who voted against details of
the crazy quilt tariff came into line under
the crack of Reed's whip on the final
passage of the measure. II owever, there
is plainly a better chance for the opposi
tion in the senate now than there was in
the house when that body was absolutely
dominated by the ex-zar.
The conservative republican opposition
in the senate affords amply good ground
for democrats and constitution respect
ing republicans to build upon. If pub
lic sentiment sustains . and applauds
the movement against CaesariBm. the
friends of freedom will win. If the people
are supine, Davenport and Heed will
prevail with senators as they did with
A Serious Situation.
London, Aug. 14 The situation amone
the striking railroad employes at Cardiff
is becoming hourly more serious. The
striker have begun riotous demonstra
tions and have attacked and destroyed
latfte quantities of railroad property.
Three signal boxes were burned by them
during the niKht. The police force has
been largely reinforced and the local mili
tia has been notified to be in readiness for
a sudden summons.
Nearly Doubled It Population.
Washington Citv, Aug. 14. -The rough
official count of the population of the
First district of Illinois, comprising the
counties of Cook. Dn Page and Lake, has
been completed by the census office. The
figures are as follows: Cook county
J,189,iVJ: DuPage. 22.542; Lake, !t4 I12
Total, 1.235.933. In 1880 the population of
this district wasfi47,U81.
They Owed Five Tears Bent.
London, Aug. 14. The tenants of Lord
Cook on the Great Blasquet islands, who
owe fire years rent and upwards, have
been ejected from their holdings by a
sheriff's posse, supported by a force of
marines and the gunboat Britomart.
G. A. R. Commander to
the Boys in Blue.
WAEM WOEDS FOB GEN. SHEEMAN.
Slow Progress In Building; Monuments
A Plea for a Grant Memorial The Pen
sion Legislation CoU Veaaey, Vermont,
Elected Commander-in-Chief Meeting;
of the Woman's Belief Corpa Presents
a Badge to Secretary Busk's Daughter
'Notes of the Encampment.
Boston, Aug. 14. The festal part of
the 6. A. R. National encampment hav
ing been about concluded by Tuesday's
magnificent parade, the encampment got
down to business yesterday and the dele
gates met at Music hall, which was elab
orately and beautifully decorated for the
occasion. The floor of the hall was
crowded with delegates and the galleries
with visitors, and the scene was one full
of interest. When Gen. Sherman came in
he was given an ovation, as ha always is.
He took a seat with the Missouri dele
gates and refused to go on the stage, eveu
when Commander-in-Chief - Alger told
him that it was the wish of his comrades
that he do so. The preliminary prayer
and other matters being completed, Gen.
Alger began his annual address.
A Tribute rn "Old Tecump."
The commander, after a few preliminary
remarks, went on as follows:
"While we lament the loss of nearly all
of onr old commanders, it is a source of
great consolation and pleasure to know
that one of those great leaders of men is
still spared to us and is in our midst to
day. Upon him this nation is pouring its
wealth of love and gratitude. Let us
hope aud pray that he may long be per
mitted to remain here, our leader, our
commander, our idol, and our comrade.
God bless you. Gen. Sherman; our love
for you is beyond words."
The Color Line Trouble.
Referring to the condition of the organ
ization he said that with few exceptions
it was excelant. "There have been," he
continued, "some disagreements in the de
partment of Ixiuisiana and Mississippi
drawn upon the color line, the details of
which will be found in the records of the
judge advocate general. It is the same
question that to-day is disturbing many
localities in the southern part of this
country, ami which will require patience
and concessions from all parties to settle.
It has been my determination to recognize
as a comrade the equal rights of every
man, no matter what his color or nation
ality, provided he has the two qualifica
tions, service and honorable discharge. In
this great struggle of life the strong
should aid the weak. It ennobles the for
mer and helps to elevate the latter.
Membership and Pensions.
"The oflicial reports presented to the
twenty-third national encampment, dated
June 30, IS'.", gave the total membership
as borne on the rolls at that date, 410,f8rl
On June 30. 10, the total membership
was W,23U." With regard to the disabil
ity pension bill he said: "By a careful
reading of this law and the official ex
planation given of it, it will be seen that,
no matter what a man's financial condi
tion may be, if he i be physically disabled
from performing manual labor, he is en
titled to a pension. Let us be just to our
law-makers, even though they have not
given us an we asiceu. iso country on
earth is or ever has been nearly as gener
ous to its soldiers as ours.
The Matter of Monuments.
Referring to Gen. Logan's monument.
he said: "The funds in the hands of the
trustees, outside the appropriation made
by congress for tue site and pedestal
amount to fl2.H41.6r. I sincerely trust
that the time Is not far distant when this
tribute to this beloved leader will have
been completed." Speaking of the Gen
Mieridau monument. Gen. Algstr stated
that under general orders issued from
Grand Army headquarter to the posts
throughout the country, asking for con
tributions of from 10 to 25 cents per mem
ber, there ban been received to Aug. 2, in
elusive, $44,. M. "Congress," continued
the general, "has heretofore passed a law
granting $40,000 each for the purchase of
site and pedestal for monuments to Gen.
Sheridan, Logan, and Hancock. Unlets
this law can be so amended that a portion
of the amount not needed as specified can
be converted to the purchase of b tattles.
wnen we consider the fact that an eaues
trian statue costs about $30,000. it is evi
dent that the time for their final comple
lion is rar distant. These works should
all lie pushed with the utmost vigor."
Memorial to Gen. Grant.
Touching the Gen. Grant monument be
said: "An ordinary plain vault on the
banks of the Hudson marks the resting
piace oi our great chieftain. This Is not
creditable either to us cr to this nation,
There should be erected at the capital of
cms government, dedicated to the memory
of this' great man, a memorial buildlns
such as will be a credit to the whole peo
ple. .Not a shaft; not a statue; but a
monumental structure such as has not
been builded in this or any other country.
One to which every citizen within the do
mains of this great land can refer with
just pride. I recommend that a commit
tee of five be appointed by this encamp
ment wnose a u ties snail be In accordance
with the foregoing, and empowered to so
licit aid from the general government and
A Ilea for Patriotism.
"I think we give too little thought to
patriotic sentiment, to the glories of the
past, and to the shrine of veteran the old
flag; too little thought to the blessings we
enjoy. rvery patriotic act, every subscrip
tion to a monument fund, every dollar de
voted to the relief of the suffering, every
gathering where patriotic sentiments are
tx pressed, help to build a wealth that can
not be represented in figures, because
every such act breathes the life that will
perpetuate our love for the nation and
continue its prosperity."
vreu. Aiger uiuseu ms auaress wren a
eulogistic reference to Comrade John F.
Hartranft, the fifth commander-in-chief,
who died during the last year. The ad
dress was received with frequent expres
sions of approval by the large body of del
ritatlstla of Various Kinds.
Reports were then read showincr that
mere has been 5,470 deaths during the
year; that rsn, 350.18 had been expended
for relief, the total number relieved hav
ing been 2M.419; that the total amount ex
pended was $1,987,534 55 from July 1. 1871.
to July 1, 1890; that two new denartmanta
had been organized during the year the
department or fiorth Dakota and the de
partment of Indian territory and Okla
homa; that the number of posts was
6,023. The surgeon general reported in
favor of establishing a soldiers' home
somewhere in the Atlantic or gulf states
for the reception of disabled comrades
who cannot stand the more rigorous cli
mate of the north.
THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
CoL Veaaey, of Vermont, Chosen for Com
At the afternoon session officers were
elected, the principal positions going to
the east in pursuance, as is claimed by
some, of a plan to give the encampment
to the west three successive years De
troit in 1891. Topeka in 1803 and Chicago
in 1803. The roll was called and repre
sentatives of each state had an opportuni
ty to name their choice for commander-in-chief.
California presented the claims
of CoL Smedberg, a retired officer of - the
regular army. Connecticut named CoL
Wheeler C. Veasey, of Vermont Indiana
and Ohio named Gen. Alvin P. Hovev
Among the states that supported Veasey
were Illinois and New York, Warner
Miller makinu an eloquent speech in favor
of Veasey. SraedbVrg and'Hovey both
withdrew as soon ai the roll-eall was com
pleted and Veaaey 'f election' was made
inanimous. He act epted the honor in a
Detroit the Next Plao of Meeting.
Other officers elected were: Richard F.
Tobin, of Massachusetts, senior vice com
mander; George P Creamer, of Balti
more, junior vice. '..Tie remainder of the
selections were postponed, and Detroit
was unanimously ae! ected as the place for
the next encam pro mt. Gen. Alger ex
pressed thanks at ti e action of the en
campment, aud assured the delegates that
they would receive it warm welcome, al
though it would be a hard task to equal
the reception they hi id received in Boston.
The encampment then adjourned for
The Woman' Belief Corps.
The eighth annus 1 convention - of the
national Woman's I elief corpa opened in
Tremont temple, Mrs. Annie Witten
meyer, of Philadelphia, national presi
dent, in the chair. The temple was gay
with bunting and de -orated with the sym
bols of the corps. The convention was
opened with singing and prayer, and the
president then delivered her annual ad
dress. Among the visitors was Secretary
Rusk, and in the absence of his daughter,
Mrs. Charity Craig, past national presi
dent, a gold badge voted her was pre
sented to her father for her, the secretary
accepting the badge with a graceful
speech. Reports wers presented, and Mrs.
Iogan gave an accoc nt of the movement
for pensions for war nurses. A vote of
thanks was given Mr, Gen. Alger for her
Interest in U. A. R. ork.
Twenty survivors of the Tenth United
States heavy artillery held a reunion dur
ing the day.
The ladies of the G. A. R. met in fourth
annual convention and elected officers.
A pleasant reunioi of the men who
went with Uurnside on the expedition to
Roanoke island was lield; also a number
of regimental reunion
An informal dinner was given by the
state government at noon to the visiting
governors, and the party later visited
A campfire was held last night at Me
chanics' hall, which was crowded. Speech'
es were made by Sherman, Alger, Butler,
McKinley, Sickles, an i others.
There was a good attendance at the
meeting of the Association of Ex-Union
Prisoners of War in the hall of the house
The National Association of Kaval Vet
erans also held a 'meeting and elected
William S. Wales, of New Haven, com-ruodore.
The Woman's Relet
membership of 77,779.
corps reports a
First PurcLsw of Sliver.
Washington Citt, Aug. 14. The treas
ury department yesterday made Its first
purchase of silver under the new silver
law. About 1,000,000 ounces were offered,
and 310.000 were purcl ased, but at what
prices Director of tbe Mint Leech posi
tively declined to sttte, claiming that
public interests would be best subserved
by not disclosing the prices that governed
in the transactions of the day. Neither
would be state the range of prices at
which silver was offeied, nor where the
purchases were made. The probable
price, however, was not less than tLISM
They Can Not "Abide" Ezeta.
Isew okk, Ang. 14. The Guatemalan
consul general here hat furnished the text
of the recent treaty bt tween Guatemala,
Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras for
publication. The gist of it is that before
the above government will be satisfied,
tzeta, tbe present "lioss" iu Salvador,
must go, and matters be restored to the
status quo ante bellunu They are kind
enough to guarantee Ezeta life and prop
erty aud freedom to hie himself away,
After this, disarmament is to take place,
and the scheme of entral American
union will be prosecuted.
Sackamevto, Cal., Aug. 14. The Re
publican state convention assembled here
Tuesday, completed I reliminaries, and
then adjourned to yesterday, when a plat-
iorm. arter the regu ation Republican
pattern, was adopted, t he features being
an indorsement of been tary Blaine's Beh
ring sea diplomacy, and a demand for
currency equal to the demands of busi
ness. Henry S. Markbian was 'nominated
Ti ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Home Clay, of Paris, Ky., a descendant
of Henry Clay, is a forger to the amount
Manitoba will have a great yield ot
wheat, iu some places forty to fifty bush
els to the acre.
Half of the town of Montier, France, was
destroyed by tire Wedntsday. Forty per
sons were injured.
Secretary Windom and family arrived
at New London, Conn., Wednesday night
on toeir way to Newport.
The census figures ere. lit Vermout with
a population of 832,000. a falling off of 866
since the census of 1880.
Mrs. John Zueher and two children, of
Lima, O., were thrown f -om a buggy in a
runaway w ednesday anil killed.
At a I'resbyteriao church festival at
Mattltuck, Long Island the pretty girls
oi the cnurcb sold kisses at 25 cents apiece.
Marble busts of Vice Presidents Hamlin
and Hendricks were placed in tbe cham
ber of the United States senate Wednes
day. Forest fires are raging in South Dakota,
south of Rapid City. It Is said that a re
gion twenty-five miles long is being burned
The trades unions are at work to pre
vent the employment of Ilnkerton men as
police officers on the grounds of the
A banana train on the Illinois Central
near Centralis, Ilia, collided with a wild
freight Wednesday. The !relght was com
pletely wrecked. No liven lost.
Attorney General Miller has rendered
an opinion that legislation to exclude
newspapers containing lottery advertise
ments from the mails is legal
Jay Gould laughs as he tells the report
ers that the story that tie Wabash rail
way bad gone into the con trol of the Can
adian Pacific is a baldheaded fake.
George Sturges, presidei t of the North
western National bank. Chicatro. died
Tuesday at his summer residence on the
shore of Lake Geneva. 1 Ie was 53 years
The ocean steamer Tmtouic. which
reached New York Wednesday, made the
run in five days, nineteen hours and five
minutes, thus beating the record thirteen
Charles R. Draper, an eutrineer on the
Central Illinois, died at Chicago Wednes
day. He had been on the road for thirty
years and never killed or injured a single
Ed Corrigan. the horsem in of Chteasrn.
has secured an injuncticn restraining
Mayor Cregier from interfc ring with nool
selling on his race track. In his bill he
charges the mayor with being in cahoota
witn tbe gamblers.
Proposed Congregational Council.
London, Aug. 14. The committee
charged with the arrangements of the In
ternational council of Cong regatlonaliats.
of which Mr. Henry Lee. of Manchester.
Is chairman, has practically settled thee
the council will assemble in London on
Monday, July 13, 1891. Tin council will
be ot a deliberative rather ihan of a pop
ular character. , "
A Lawyer's Sensational Suicide.
Cincinnati, Aug. 14. A iisDatch from
Leeeburg, Ohio, says thai. Samuel p.
Beard, BO years of age, an attorney resid
ing at that place, deliberately threw him
self in front of a train and was instantly
killed. Grief over tbe death of
financial difficulty are supt oeed to have
unsettled bta gnJlQd.
WAS A COLD DAY
For the Knights of Labor
A LOCAL ASSEMBLY BUERENDEE3,
Throws l'p Its Charter and Asks for
Work Albany the Point of Difficulty
for the Hallway Managers A "Sym
pathy Strike on the Delaware and
Hudson Serious Row Between Pinker
tons and a Crowd Two Men Hurt Tbe
Rioters at Cloq.net, Minn., Overawed.
New York, Aug. 14. The first open
surrender on the part of the New York
Central strikers took place late yesterday
afternoon, when the members of local as
sembly 1,705, Knights of Labor, voted al
most unanimously to disband, and the
members placed themselves at the disposal
of the railroad officers with a prayer for
reinstatement. This action, with the
facts that the executive board in session
at Detroit thus far ignores the strike and
that the freight blockade at Albany has
been raised, comprises the news in the
New York Central situatiou. It was a
blue day for the knights.
The Alleg-ed Strike of Firemen.
It was stated very positively yesterday
that the members of the Brotherhood of
Firemen had been ordered out by the ex
ecutive officers of the-organization, but
the story was entirely without founda
tion. Reports of the spread of the strike
to other roads had no more facts to back
them than that a handful of men in the
Delaware and Hudson yards at Albany
had left work because Central cars and
freight were being handled. Within two
honrs their places had been filled. About
4 o'clock in the afternoon General Super
intendent Voorhees received a dispatch
from Superintendent Worcester, ot the
Harlem division, sayicg that some of the
strikers who were Knights of Labor were
very anxious to be taken back, and after
some negotiations they surrendered their
charter and offered their services to the
Has a Strike Order Been Received?
At 5 o'clock p. m. yesterday John Reed,
of East Albany, who is secretary of the
local Brotherhood of Firemen, said that
all of the firemen from New York to Buf
falo on freight engines were ordered out,
and would leave their engines last night.
1 he V est bhore firemen were to follow,
which would leave the engineers value
less to the roads, as they will not run with
"green" firemen. The order was received
yesterday afternoon by telegraph from
Chief Sargent at Cleveland, O. Old heads
here Bay that oue of two things must hap
pen to-day either the strike will become
prodigious or else it will die.
Terre Haute Says No.
On the other side a telegram from Terre
Haute, Ind.,says: "Grand Master Sargent,
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men, left at noon for Cleveland to meet
with a grievance committee, hot whether
or not in connection with the Central
strike is not known. At the national
neadquarters here the positive statement
was made that he had not ordered tbe tire-
men to strike. When seen Tuesday Mr.
Sargent said that it was out of the ques
f or the brotherhood to engage in a strike
as tbe case stood."
The Trouble with Mr. le.
E. J. Lee, master workman of District
assembly JMo, who was discharged by the
Aew lork Central people before the
strike, is receiving considerable attention
just now. General Manager Toucey gave
this as one of the reasons why Lee was
discharged. He said: "Mr. Lee called at
my office about two weeks before he was
dismissed from our employ and, after
some conversation, said to me in sub
stance: 'Mr. Toucey, there has been a good
deal of water put into the stock of the
anderbilt roads, and the Vanderbilts are
getting too much money out of them.
Now, 1 propose to get some of it before
get through.' I said to him, 'Is that
threat, Air. Jr rie made no reply to
my quest ion, and 1 reported his words to
Mr. Webb, and on his making more
threats he was discharged."
Dopew'e Approval Cabled.
Mr. Webb last night showed a cable
gram from Mr. Dapew. dated Milan, in
which he sustains the action of the mana
gers of tbe road, and said that any other
course wouia nave brought the roan
agement into contempt and the company
A FIGHT AT ALBANY.
Plokerton Men Attack n Crowd fur Pear
of Being- Stoned.
ALBANY, . i.. Aug. 14. The first af
fray of the strike occurred at West Al
bany last night. The assertion has been
frequently made that if the Pinkerton
men attempted to move the freight they
would bo stoned. Consequently last night
when a crowd of spectators gathered on
the bridge they determined to clear it be
fore they started a freight train. Accord'
mgly they moved up towards the crowd.
mi t i . . . .
xueir uruers were noi ooeyea, and in an
Instant they began to use their clubs. The
crowd retaliated, aud when the city police
cleared the bridge two Plnkertou men
were found badly hurt and one spectator
naa a iractured skull.
The Itelaware and Hudson Strike.
The men on the Delaware and Hudson
went out yesterday because that road was
handling Central freight. Committees
from the Delaware and Hudson railroad
strikers were in conference with General
Superintendent Hammond all night. Mr.
Hammond says that tbe men may come
back this morning. If they don't be will
fill their places, as they have no real
cause for grievance. It is likely that the
men will go back. " "
mi . . ..."
ineiew lors uentrai ordered its en
gines to Are up at midnight to move
freight at an early hour. The popular
opinion is tnat the road will carry out its
No Strike of Firemen Ordered.
Three freight trains have gone as far
west as West Albany, but there thev are
stuck. John W. Reed, secretary of the
local order of the Brotherhood of Fire
men, said that be never stated that the
firemen were ordered out; any such
statement is untrue in every particular.
The only word that he has received is
that they may strike without losing their
standing in tbe order.
Powderly Dictates a Statement.
Detroit, Aug. 14. General Master
Workman Powderly. Secretary J. W.
Hayes, J. J. Holland, and John Devlin,
memliers of the executive board Knights
of Labor, met in this city yesterday. They
denied that the meeting had anything to
do with the present strike on the New
York Central railroad. and was
aurptlsed to bear that the firemen
were reported ready to strike. He dictated
the following: "No application for as
sistance in this strike has been made from
Assembly 246, which is in command, and
the board as such can take no action unr
til asked. We have expected that the
Brotherhood of Firemen would take the
action they did, of which we have been
apprised. We also expect that the en
gineers will follow." The statement also
reiterates the charge that Vice President
Webb intentionally precipitated the
Will Reinstate the Postmen. -
London, Aug. 14. Postmaster General
Raikes has finally decided to reinstate
fifty of tbe 400 postmen who were recent
ly dismissed for engaging in a strike. A
number of others are leaving for other
TTIll Remove to Chicago.
Milwapkkb, Aug. 14 General Manager
Ainslie, of the Wisconsin Central, yester
day officially announced tht tho
department of that road would ba m.
moved to Chicago Aug. 23.
South Carolina Conventions Are
DEMOOEATS HAVE A LIVELY TIME
And Republicans Propose to Keep Up
with the Procession The Suffrage Ques
tion In Mississippi Farmers of Ohio In
'Council Jesse Harper Changes His
Mind, but the Party Managers Do Not
Notes from the Political Field.
Colcmbia, S. C, Aug. 14. The Demo
;ratic state convention met at noon yes
terday, and was called to order by James
A. Hoyt. chairman of the state Dirao
sratie executive committee. The con
rent ion was called for the sole par
pose of determining whether the nomin
ating convention shall be chosen by pil
mary elections or by the county conven
tions. There were 320 delegates present,
B61 of whom were Tillmanites, and fifty
nine straight-out Democrats or anti-Til-manites.
After calling the convention to
ardor Chairman Hoyt named Q. LBuist,
a straight out, for temporary chairqian of
the convention. A Tillmanite delegate
thereupon nominated W. J. Talbert, a
leading Alliance man of Edgefield coun
;y, as temporary chairman.
First Blood for the Tlllmanites.
Chairman Hoyt claimed that ns the con
vention was not organised he had no pow
sr to entertain any motion whatever. The
utmost confusion followed this announce
ment, tbe Tillmanite"! insisting upon their
right to nominate a temporary chairman,
snd the straight-outs protesting against
inch action. Pandemonium reigned for
fully half an hour, and it looked as if the
convention would break up in a row be
fore it could be organized. Finally Chair
man Hoyt decided to entertain the mo
tion, and amid great confusion Talbert
was declared elected temporary chairman.
Temporary secretaries were then elected
fn the same manner, and tbe roll-call of
delegates was proceeded with.
Engaged in a Hot Wrangle.
Tbe fight went on for some time, then a
recess was taken to permit the creden
tials committee to report, and it was 9:30
before the convention reassembled. Tbe
committee reported a contest of delega
tions roni Fairfield. An animated debate
arose upon the report, which was at times
characterized by great bitterness between
the opposing factions. In tbe course of
the discussion T. W. Woodward (straight
out) gave the lie to Dr. Pope ( Tillmanite).
A scene of wild confusion followed. Dele
gates jumped upon their chairs gesticu
lating wildly. A personal collision upoq
the floor was averted only by the coolness
jf Delegate Uaxkell, of Columbia, who
mounted a chair and appealed to the con
vention to come to order. His appeal
finally had the desired effect, and the de
bate proceeded. Up toll p. m the con
tested delegation case had not tieen dis
Latkr The convention, by a vote of
CIS to 70, has seated the Tlllmanites. W.
J. Tolbert was then chosen permanent
chairman. The secretaries of the tempo
rary organization were made permanent
officers. Several resolutions were pre
sented and referred to committees. Sev.
eral motions to take a recess until morn
ing were voted down and at the latest re
port the convention was awaiting reports
Same Way with the Republicans.
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 14. The Re
publican nominating convention yester
terday in the Seventh congressional dis
trict was a complete fiasco. The dele
gates fought and enrsed each other in
public and private. The convention has
been in session two days without result.
Brayton and Miller are thetwocandidates.
The chances are no x that a dark horse,
either Collector Johnson or Murray, will
capture the prize.
OTHER POLITICAL NOTES.
I'laiis ot the Miaaimippi Constitutional
Jackson", Miss., Ang. 14. The constitu
tional convention which is in Mission here,
has done no business so far. The elective
franchise question is looked upon as the
most important, and while there is a pre
ponderance of sentiment favorable to
something after the order of the Austra
lian ballot, there are other plans that are
not without a rKrtntlu following. The
plan a plural voting hat numerous
friends. There is no question about its
forever rendering negro sumpremacy im
possible. It proposes to allow every per
son the rijfht to vote who is now entitled
to tbe privilege, and adding from one to
two additional votes, as the exigency
might require, for each or fnOO worth
of properly owned.
F.very Man Has a Hobby.
CoiXMBrs, O., Ang. 14 The Farmers
convention opened here yesterday at the
hoard of trade rooms. Admission was
denied to everylwidy save farmers and re
porters. At 10 o'clock at least 1.000 farm
ers crowded into the ball, ready to take
part in the proceedings. The convention
is composed of all manner of men; every
party in represented, and each particular
element lias a hohhy. 1 he permanent or
ganization was etlected as follows: Presl
dent, J. A. lirighmu. Kilton county; sec
reiary, Angus AiciKinaiil. Huron county;
assistant secretary. U K. Smith, Dela
ware, and David L. Oast ill, Darke county.
Jeaae Harper Making Trouble.
TC3COLA, Ilia, Ang. 14 Jesse Harpi r,
who was nominated for congress by tbe
Joint convention at Danvilie, is making
trouble lor the congressional committee.
On the day of the convention he declined
to run. aud tbe committee accented hia
declination as Dual, and so announced
through the district. Tuesday Harper
concluded to run, but the committee does
not recognize that he is a candidate.
Som Party Nominations.
Red Oak, la., Aug. 14. Judge Reed
was nominated by the Ninth district Re
publican congressional convention held
here Wednesday. The nomination currm
to him on the lOUth ballot.
Ocala, Fla., Aug. 14. The Democratic
tata convention yesterday nominated ex
Governor Hioxham for comptroller, and
ex-Goveruor Mabry for justice of the su
Hartford, Conn.. Auu. 14. Tl, p.
hibit.ion convention met here yesterday.
P. M. Augur, of MiddleQuM.
nated for governor.
Beauoptows, Ills.. Aug. 14 The Dem
ocrats of the Twelfth district met bar.
yesterday and renominated Scott Wike for
The rreaiilcnt Arrives at Home.
Washington Citt. Auu. 14 Th i,-.
ident, accompanied by Private Secretary
Halford, returned to tha citr t. a nvi.b
Some years aeo we were Terw muni.
subject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
toms that usually preceed that ailment,
such as sickness at tbe stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Kerned the wer
thing to straighten one out in such cases,
and always keep it about. It is some
what similar to the usual cholera cure
but seems to contain ingredients that eon .
der Jt more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more nnicklv. Sheriff nvr.
euz tells as that be is subject to cholera
uioruuo, ana recently reit a SDell com nir
on, when he obtained a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made him ail
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let our readers .know
what is a cood thins to keen In th
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
jror sale by Maria & Bahnsen.
OF THE "SPRING SEASON, 1890
AJT POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
For Men, Ladies and
The World's Fair In Trouble.
Chicago, Aug. 14. There is gloom in
World's fair headquarters here. Olm
sted, the distinguished landscape engin
eer, says that Jackson park is entirely im
practicable as a site for part of the fair,
owing to the fact that it is a hand heap
and a swamp, and would cost an immense
amount to put in shape. The Washing
ton park commisitioners are dead against
thense of that site, and the Illinois Cen
tral people decline to pay an) thing
toward the tilling of the lake front aiu,
in view of the fact that the made ground
is tied up by the act of the legislature.
Chicago. Aug. 13.
On tbe board of trade to-day- quotations Ken
as follow: Wheat No. September, opened
l.ftc, loaed $1,0110; December, oiwned
tlim, closed 11.04; May, openc-l Jl.UB, cloee.1
L07W- Corn No. S September, opened
4c, cloaed 4J4o; October, opened and clJ
May. oiicned Me, closed .t4c IM
No. September, opened Jc. rhwed SZ4r:
October, opened STfce, closed ifiUc; Jiav
oprn-d 4H40. closed 4ilkC. Pork - September'
opened U.l7Ht, cbawd 11.10: October.
open.l and cosed SU1.7U; January, opened
$12.30, closed J12.-2S. Iju-J-Stfjteruber.
opened rloeej VuSV
Livestock t'nlon tok yards prices: Hobs
Market oivned slow and dull: trailing con
fined to better grailes: prices .VHIj lower,
light grades, tiiiKtjaO; r.,Ui;h packing, $8. 0
3.55: mixed lots. iK.&fr'.fAV: heavy pack
uig and shipping hits. Jlno, iA.
Vmt tie Market strong; beeves. $a2Tl4.f
bulk.S.Mlfi.t.lO; eowa, KIa30i: sto.-kers and
feeders. $ia)uS.0H; Trxans 2.UI H.IU. Sheep
Mark t steady; lamba. 2Sc higher; native
ruuttona, $ .Tiu..S I; Unibs, S.OM46.2X
Produce: Batter Fancy separator. lLJta0c
per fine gathered cream, laild; fine to gno I
Imitations, 10 i lSc; daries, (Inert fresa, lS.tlio;
fresh packing stocks. 6&?c. Eggs-Strictly
fresh. 12 1 13c per dot l"oultry Chicken,
hens. Hig.c per lb; spring chiik. ns. We;
rooateia. i.s.'A-,- turkeys, mixed lots, H.t.lOrj
ducks, Har; spring duck, 101 lo: geese, $4.3
per do. Potatoes-Early O1.I0, fi43.ir
Mil; New Jersey Boss, faVMil 7i Applea
New Illinois green, $lJtj.3,.V;l pur bbt rlerrfet
Hnckleberriea-aJ.7jc per box; tlJW per Uci
caae. Blackberries Michinn si m.,.i x.i
. . New York, Ang. 13.
Wheat No. ! red winter. $LlBi, cash- do
August, $1044: do September. $1.04V Corn
-No. 2 mixed cash, S6t4c: do SeptemW,
SfAic: do October, 6Wtc Oats-Steady; No.
2 mix d cash, 43a(&44c; do September. 4 140-
"w, -". nye Lull. Karley
PulL fork Quiet; mens, tia.Kl cl4.nn. LnJ
-Ouiet: September, $H.4H; October $f..5.
wve mod-, latue Market firm a; an ad-
,x os all grades: poorest to
best native steers. $4JSd&.l0 V IK) .8; bulls and
dry tows, $LS0a.)u. Sheep and Lambs-Sheep,
steady at firmer pric es; hunts, slow at a re
duction of He V t; sheep, $4. y 100 ..:
lambs. $Sa.(X poKS-Nomiually steady;
We hugs, $4. Udtti iuo . .
Hay Upland prairie. $9 oo&S.io
Has WUtt. sio no
Oosl (tort li
uora Wood $8 B e$4.(0.
Absolutely Pure. :
AareaaofUrtar bakiaj powder. Highest of
aUlalMTMilaf strength.-U. A Oomemmmt r.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI -
rause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT. IA.
CARSE 8c CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware
Tin, Copper and Sheet, Iron Work.
1P08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, IU
Choice Family Groceries-
c,,r- Thi'd renue and Twenty-first St . Ro-k M.ni.
pat na7e soh". ' ,b1 wl" "ld west Price. A share of prtic
Dealer lo New an'4 "
Second Hand Goods
Buy. Mils .nd trades anr anirl.
Has opened Lis New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Thirtl avenne ' '
where he would be pleased to see bis friend. " 1
oulaceYn0 w.n known drink -Hsirau,. vr.'
"an genu Hoaat Beef Lonce every day Iron 10 to 18.
J. T. DrXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenu
F. W. HERLITZKZLa
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider'a grocer,. Rock hlstd,
- for floe fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made in the latest style. Also repairing doae with neatness and dirpatch.
House and Sign Painter.
First-class Gramlng and Paper Banclng.
P. O. Box 672.
comfort and durability.
AND SCHOOL SUPPUES-
man cellrtoai in the tri-rities. made fmm i im r-n
-"cm uu an toe popular nivorf. in ai .,11 11 1 1
partiea, socials, etc.
A specialty made of J( w.itt.
No. 1614 SecoDil Art-out
Shop Fourth Ave. bet list and d :
p0tt Aug. n, im