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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUG., 21. 1890.
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TnuHSDAT, August 31, 1890.
Tor United States Senator .Tohw M. Pnasa.
ror State Tieanrer Edward U. Wilson.
ForSupt.of Public Instruction.. .. H bury Kaab.
For Trostees Illinois f N w OBAH4M
University, J ....Richard D. Moroah.
For Congress Baa T. Cmi
For State Senator K. H Unman
,., i. I Goroi W. Vinton
For Representatives j0H1 A Wilson.
For Coontv Jndee .
For Oonnty Clerk Chart. Crrct
ForSherlit C 1. Gobdon
For Treasurer Gso. B. Brownir
ForConntySnpt. of Schools. Cats. B Mahshall
Cedar Rapids papers are yelling for
paving. Cedar blocks Sa what they
want. If the Linn county metropolis
people will listen to a little pood advice,
they will drop wood as though it were on
fire and take up brick. If they don't
they will do what the email boy did when
he shot at the barn door miss it. Bur.
It might not be out of place in view of
the anxiety which certain republicans are
manifesting as to Mr. Cahk-'a views in
regard to the Hennepin canal, to inquire
nii.7 Mr. Oest stands on thiit qurstiou
lie has kept so painfully quiet on this
and all other public matters whi'e in con
gress that it is relly difficult to ascertain
his views without a direct Interrogation.
The Port Byion fair will prove ,a ripe
harvest for the candidates on the county
ticRet. IJro. IVarsall. especially, is looks
ing forward to the event with groftt ex
pectations. He claims to have a speoial
"pull" with the directors, aad Wsides
being allowed the freedom of the grounds
heeipectsto be given a conspicuous
place in the judges' stand. This would
be an impartiality, however, which we
trust the officers of the association will
Sematok O. F. Beuky. of Cirlhag-,
Hsncock county, is devoting his spare
time in endeavoring to elucidate the law
governing tbe shooting of prairie chick
ens. As other complications in the game
laws of tbe state are liable to arise after
tbe adjustment of tbe prairie chicken
clause, it is feared that the senator from
Hancock will he so occupied that he will
be unable to offer his eminent services to
the Hon. W. II. Oest. This is an unfor
tunate state of affairs, but everyone
should readiiy coincide with Senator
Berry that it is very important to have
our statutes properly enfmced, and e-p-c
ially at this particulsr time.
There was an immense democratic
meeting at Peru. Ind , last week . Among
tbe speakers was Gen. Black, of Chicago.
From an interview with tbe general, in
the Indianapolis Sentinel, we take the fol
Gen. Black, who is now a citizen of
Chicago, to the Sentinel reporter said that
tbe Illinois campaign was now open, that
tbe tight would be for the legislature, and
that upon the tariff issue alone tbe demo
crats would carry both branches. The
legislature would not only elect a L. S
senator, but would retlistrict the state for
legislative and congressional purposps.
This made it most important for the dem
ocratic party to carry it. Chicago would
gain a large numher of congressmen and
members of the legitdalure, and this
alone would make the democrats solid
in tbe future. Chicago, he said, had
not gained in population at the ex
peose of the rural districts of Illinois,
but by immigration from other cities.
Tbe major part of this increase was dem
ocratic, and this, together with the tariff
question, would make Illinois a tlemo
cratic state. He said tbat he would not
be a candidate for the senate, but would
take the stump for Gen. Palmer, who
would not be opposed by anyone. He
considered Palmer s chances of going to
the senate better than any republican's.
This ought to very effectually stop the
statement so gleefully made by republi
can editors tbat Gen. Black is sulking in
his tent, says the Springfield RrgUter,
But it won't. The average republican
editor is never so happy as when he is
lying, and he has so little sense he im
agines be can make some democrats dis
satisfied by his stories. But Illinois
democrats were never so united as now,
as republicans will find to their cost.
Mesne Pointed (ueailona.
Dr. V. II. Munroe, of Seymour, Ind.,
who has always been an ardent republi
can, writes the Democrat of that city as
follows: Many conscientious republicans
men who do not want office, but are
republicans from principle are asking
themselves questions like tbe following:
1. Why is the average yield of .fl00
invested in n anufaclures, five times as
great as the average yield invested in ag
riculture? 2. Why do the farm implement mak
ers of this country advertise in Buenos
Ayres the same plow for $9, which they
advertise in the United States for f 18?
3. Why was quinine 3 CO per ounce
when there was a duty on tbat drug as
against 35 cents per ounce now; and If
lowering or abolishing the tariff would
"destroy American industries," at this
advanced day, why has tbe numher of
quinine manufactories in the United
dtales grown from three, under "protec
tion," to six, under free trade, and all of
4. Wby was wool 10 cents per pound
hisrber under the lowest tariff than it is
under the highest tariff?
6. What excuse or pretext can there
be for maintaining tbe present excessive
tariff schedule or adopting the still more
iniquitous McKinley increase when
the country is at peace with all nations,
save the solid south, and when the sur
plus is become an inexhaustable fund to
tempt unscrupulous and speculative leg
islators? As to pension frauds. The man who
served creditably in the army of the un
ion; be who saw service and suffered, and
is now in anywise enfeebled, injured or
in need, should be pensioned in tbe most
generous way. But all able bodiedmen,
who as a matter ot truth, were not sol
diers in the grand and sacred meaning of
the term, should not draw support from
the general government. If there be no
distinction made between the man who
served bis country four hours and tbe
one who served four years, then it would
appear that governmental justice and
equity is at a low standard.
Hoar Opens Fire on It "Some
A DEFENSE OF THE ELECTION BELL.
The Speech Oevelopa Opposition from
Edmonds and Paddock Importer Pre
paring for tha Mew Tariff Duties by
Filling Up with Foreign Goods A
Costly Invitation to the President
Women Who Want Lyman's Official
Head Another Silver Purchase.
Washington Citt, Aug. 21. The de
bate on Quay's resolution with Hoar's
amendment began in the senate yester
day. Honr began the oratory with a long
speech. He said that tbe elections bill had
been misrepresented by the Democrats
everywhere. Nothing had been heard of it
in the senate, however, except a threat
from one highly honored senator of blood
shed if its provisions should be adopted
and should be attempted to be put in
force. The proposition contained in this
bill was nothing more than a proposition
to remove force and fraud from the elec
tion of members of the house of represent
atives. Pugh said tbat if the senator re
ferred to him, he wished it understood
that he had made no threat, he had merely
made a prediction, an expression of opin
ion that had been repeated in the house
and iu the press. He charged that Hoar
had made a willful perversion of his lan
guage. Hoar Quotes the Language.
Hoar replied that the difference between
a prediction and a threat coming from tbe
leaders of the gentlemen who have man
ured electious in some parts of the coun
try whs a very tliiu and narrow one. He
withdrew the phrase, however, and then
read from The Record the remarks made
by Pugh at t he time the bill was reported:
I'ugh hnd said: "If this bill becomes a law
its execution will insure the shedding of
blood and tbe destruction of the peace and
good order of the country. Its passage
will be resisted by every parliamentary
method and every method allowed by the
constitution of the United States." Hoar
said he would leave it to the judgment of
the country whether this was a threat or
The Itill Not Sectional.
The speaker then declared that the bill
simply undertook to give the majority of
the people their right to elect representa
tives. Tbere was nothing new in it. It
struck at evil in all parts of the country
alike. It applied to the whole couutry,
with additional precautions and safe
guards, what the north bad applied to
itself for nearly twenty years. Congress
had exercised the power over and over
again. The bill struck at the north and
the south alike. He did not believe that
bribery was claimed to be a southern of
fense. He could not affirm tbat his own
commonwealth had escaped entirely from
it. Unless well-informed men were mis
taken there had been one election where
it had rained shekels under the shadow
of Harvard college.
Some Iteeent History Cited.
The election law of 1S70 had been passed
at a time when Tweed had said that he
did not care who did the voting if he did
the counting. That law had encountered
(as the pending law had) an outcry from
the whole Democratic party. In that con
nection Hoar read some extracts from
Tbe Xew York World of October, 1870,
calling upon the citizens of New York to
resist military interference; and said tbat
he had learned, on good authority, that
there had been no contested election case
in New York city in regard to members of
congress since 1870. He quoted the com
mittee report of Chairman S. S. Cox com
mending the statute of 1870.
Not an Issne of the War.
It was idle to speak of the pending bill
as a sectional measure or as threatening
bloodshed. It was also idle to tell its
friends that they were reopening the is
sues of the war. Was cheating at elec
tions "an issue of the war?' Had Jackson
died; bad Lee gone through that struggle
(more bitter than death) -between his alle
giance to his country and his love for his
state, in order that ballot-boxes might be
stuffed; tbat naturalization papers might
be forged; that returns might be altered,
and tbat votes might be falsely counted?
A Grave Accusation.
A majority of the people believed to
day that for fourteen years the house of
representatives had been a usurpation, and
that for four years a nsurper had sat in the
executive chairof the nation, and yet when
it was sought to transfer the ascertain
ment of the will of the people from such
processes to the courts the friends of tbe
bill were met by the cry that they were
raising a race issue, and that this was a
"force" bill. There bad never been a
more senseless utterance than to call that
a force bill which transferred the settle
ment of a great public question from the
shot-gun to the court, unless it was to call
it a bill to create negro domination, or to
create a race issue.
Republican Pledges Referred to.
The Republican party was pledged to
tbe policy of the bill by everything tbat
could bind a party. Among the proofs of
that fact Hoar quoted from messages
of Presidents Harrison and Hayes and
President Garfield's inaugural; from tbe
Republican national and state platforms.
Paddock, interrupting, said that at tbe
recent Republican state convention in Ne
braska not a word bad been said on tbe
subject of the election bill. Hoar sug
gested that the reason was that the con
vention did not deem it necessary to re
peat instructions iu that regard. He con
cluded by saying that he would take little
satisfaction in the pending tariff bill if its
passage was to lie the price of the dis
honor of bis country or of the broken
pledges of his party.
Krye Knns Afoul of Kdmunds.
Frye aaid he placed the responsibility
for the defeat of the election bill on those
senators who declared in a Republican
conference held earlier in the session that
they would not support a rule for the pre
vious question. Cowardice never yet won
a battle or retained a friend.
Edmunds said tbat there were twokinds
of courage. One was that, having deter
mined that you wanted another man's
property, you went and took it and were
not afraid of him. Another was that,
having made up your mind to put a muz-
lie npon everybody, at any time that
pleases you, you get the power to do it in
ail vance. That was not his kind of courage.
They Are After Lyman's Heal p.
' Washington CiTY.Aug. 21. At a meet
ing of the Iadies' Progressive assembly
No. 3,991, Knights of Labor, Wednesday
night, C'vil service Commissioner Ly
man was denounced and his dismissal
demanded for his attack upon the ctaar-
tcter of the female employes in the bu
reau of eugraving and printing. This
oganization is an association having
amoug.their number a large percentage
of the plate printers' assistants employed
in the bureau referred to by Commis
THE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEF.
The Two Houses Pass Four Measures of
Washington City, Aug. 21. In the sen
ate yesterday the Quay resolution provid
ing an order of business was debated.
Spooner moved to refer the resolution and
Hoar's proposed amendments to the com
mittee on rules, but at the end of the
morning hour the whole subject went
over, and the tariff bill was taken up and
one page disposed of, several Democratic
amendments being rejected.' Tbe senate
concurred in the house amendments to the
agricultural college bill and the meat in
spection bill. The senate passed the house
bill to relieve settlers on Northern Pacific
railroad indemnity lauds.
The house spent most of the morqipg
hour debating the alien land law bill,
which was finally laid on the table 50 to
27. The bill to pay claims of laborers un
der the eight-hour law wis taken up, but
went over atend of moral ig hour without
action. The house adop ed a resolution
calling on the president lor information
concerning the enforcement of the Rus
sian edict against the Jews. The senate
bill providing for inspection of meats for
export was then taken op, and after de
bate was passed. The lard bill was then
debated without final actic n.
THE IMPORTERS;' BUSY.
Want Tha Tariff Dill De' ayed So They
Can Stock Up with Foreign Goods.
Washington City, Aug. 31. One reason
alleged for Quay's anxiety to secure early
action on the tariff bill, by abandoning the
election bill, is the well authenticated re
port that the country is being stocked
with imported merchandiie in anticipa
tion of the new scale of duties. Every
bonded warehouse in New York is already
packed from cellar to root The longer
the delay in making the bill a law, the
larger will be the supply of imported mer
chandise stored for future use, to the det
riment of borne production .
Democrats Besieged fir Delay.
In this connection it is currently re
ported that several of tbe Democratic
senators are in receipt of telegrams from
large importing houses, as dug them to
oppose the Quay resolution and delay the
passage of the tariff bill an long as pos
sible in order that the importers may be
afforded as much time as possible to lay
in a supply of foreign goods before tbe
new rates of duty go Into effect.
Invited on a Gold I late.
Washington City, Aug. 31. The Cali
fornia congressional delegation, headed
by Senator Hearst, called on President
Harrison yesterday before he left for Cape
May to extend an invitation to be present
at tbe celebration in San Francisco next
month of tbe fortieth anniversary of the
admission of that state into the Uuiou.
The invitation was engraved on a plate of
solid gold. Tbe president sidd he would
not be able to go this year, but. hoped to do
so next year. He remarked that it was a
happy coincidence that the invitation to
California's anniversary was presented on
his birthday, and said it would always be
a souvenir of this occasion as well as of the
kindness of California.
Malt Kxtrart a "Food Product."
Washisutom City, Aug. 21. The treas
ury department baa sustained the appeal
of certain Boston importers, who were as
sessed at the rate of 25 per cent, ad val
orem on a medicinal preparation "Malt
Extract" but which the importers
claimed was" a food product, nnd as such
dutiable at the rate of 20 per cent, ad val
orem. At a recent conference of local ap
praisers in New York this matter was
considered, the conference being of the
opinion that "Malt Extract" was a food
Silver Still Advancing in Price.
Washington City. Aug. 21. The di
rector of the mint was offer d 1.314,000
ounces of silver bullion yesterday, but
only40t,000 ounces were put chased, at
the following prices: Fifty thousand
ounces at $1.11)45; 16,000 ounces, at
1.19S75; 150.0HO ounces, at t 80; 2V), 000
ounces at tl.'Jirii.
Appointment of Inspectors.
Washington City, Aug. 21.--George S.
Knupp, of Osceola, Wia.,bas ben appoint
ed an inspector of hulls for the district of
Dubuque, la., and Charles 1 Geager,
of St. Paul, Minn., an inspector of boilers
at Dubuque, la.
The postoffice at Golden, Colo., was
robbed Wednesday morning of 1445.
The yield of wheat in the northwest this
year is expected to reach 90,00t,0oy bush
els. President Harrison left Washington
City Wednesday for a week's stsy at Cape
Of 15,000,000 left by the Clev. land, O.,
millionaire, J. II. Wade, but "45,000 was
devoted to charity.
A storm iu the region along t he Upper
Hudson Tuesday night did $100,000 dam
ages in the fruit belt.
Two female convicts were burned to
death Monday night iu a houe on the
farm of II. J. Hill, near Washington, Ga.
The suspension of C. G. Whits was an
nounced on the New York stock exchange
Wednesday. He baa been a member since
Fire Tuesday night at Atlanta. Ga., de
stroyed the factory of Gholstein, Haas &
On thin an, mattress manufacturers. Loss,
Six of the "expert" census enumerators
who tried to make St. Paul a "bif er" city
than Gotham were held in bonds Wednes
day to appear In September.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the First National If.nk, of
Oklahoma City, Okla. T., to bej n busi
ness with a capital of $W,0OO.
Senator Farwell, who has lieen ill for
some time at Washington City, was re
ported much improved Wednesday, hav
ing had an operation performed.
In a fight between a sheriff's ponse and
half a dozen fugitive murderers in Texas
a few days ago four of the murderers
were killed, also one of the posse.
Deputy Sheriff George IL Keyes, of
Floreuce, Wis., in attempting to stop
some prisoners who had made a rush for
liberty, shot one of them named Driscoll
Charles R. Johnson, a scion of it blue
blooded St. Louis family, has shocked his
family by eloping with Augusta Dc erney,
the fascinating daughter of bumble
It is said that a feature of tbe Qnincy,
Mass., disaster Tuesday, was the opera
tions of a number of pickpocket., who
plied their vocation both on tbe living
Frank Collier, tbe Chicago lawyer, who
was released from the Kankakee atylum
some time ago by order of court, hat been
recommitted to the Detention hospital for
Fred J. Crlmmins, assistant city editor
of The Evening Suu, Detroit, was f.itally
shot Wednesday evening by an Italian
fruit vender, because, as the Italian al
leged, Crimmins took one more plum
than he paid for. The murder was pecu
liarly cold-blood and causeless.
Didn't Unseat tha Negro.
Jackson. Miss., Aug. 2L Contraiy to
expectations Montgomery, the negro mem
ber of the constitutional convention, was
not unseated yesterday. The committee
reported against him, bnt the convection
reversed that decisiou, and voted 79 to 28
that Montgomery retain his seat. He
made an eloquent plea in his own behalf.
The convention has truck a snag in the
conditions imposed when thestata wa re
admitted to the Union after the war.
These conditions state that no pei-son
shall be denied the right to vote who is
vested with that privilege by the pre tent
constitution. It will be seen that this
would prevent the convention from doing
anything effective with the suffrage.
Wants Pay for a Smashed Cheek.
Wabash, Ind., Aug. 21. A suit for WO,
000 damages has been filed in the cirouit
court here by Enoch Shambaugh aga nst
Den Smith. Both men are well-tc-do
farmers living near Wabash. Some t me
ago the men engaged in an altercation in
which Shambaugh's cheek bone was
smashed, and be claims that he suffers
constant pain from it, and that it has t ro
duced permanent injury.
Fatal Explosion of Mine Gas.
Faemersburg, Ind., Aug. 2L An ox
plosion in the McCracken coal mlie,
caused by gas becoming ignited irom a
miner's lamp, occurred Monday. Emery
McCracklin, an operator, was taken cut
dead, and his brother Frank was so bat ly
burned that he cannot recover. Lafayei te
Saunders, another operator, ia still in the
mine and thought to be dead.
I WAR TO THE KNIFE
The Real Struggle on the Cen
tral Just Begun.
ALL THE KNIGHTS 0BDERED OUT.
The Federation of Railway Employes to
Meet and Probably Make tha Battle
Still More General Tha Firemen at
BnOalo Already Out and tha Tie-Up at
That Point Complete A Final Confer
ence with Vice President Webb and
What Was Said.
Buffalo, Aug. 21, 8:15 a. m. The fire
men on the New York Central railroad at
this end of the line struck at 13 o'clock
midnight, and it is rumored the Lake
Shore firemen will also strike. Every
thing is tied up here.
Of the Conflict Between Organised Labor
Nkw Yokk, Aug. 21. A strike of all the
employes on all tbe lines, is Ae Vander
bilt system is now assured. The execu
tive board of the Knights of Labor last
night issued an appeal to all true Knights
of Labor iu the employ of the New York
Central & Hudson river road, and upon
the Vanderbilt connecting lines, asking
their assistance in carrying tbe strike to
a successful issue, and notifying them of
the intention of tbe executive board to
prosecute the tight to tbe end.
The Supreme Connell Will Act.
The conference between the general ex
ecutive board of the Knights of Labor
and the four chief officers of the supreme
council of the Federation of Railway Em
ployes came to an end last night. The
representatives of the railway brother
hoods have thoroughly investigated the
causes which led to the strike and the
preseut positiou, both of the knights and
of the New York Central railroad, and
have indorsed tbe action of the order. The
supreme council of the federation, which
consists of three representatives of each of
the four national railway orders, has been
summoned to meet at Terre Haute, Ind.,
Sat unlay morning to bear the report of
the four chief officers. It is asserted that
Sargent will recommend a general strike
on the Vanderbilt lines.
Will Ite Very Interesting.
To show what an extensive affair the
threatened strike will belt is only neces
sary to state the number of organizations
involved. Besides those tepresented by
the four men who have been here for tbe
past few days there are eight others, as
follows: Eugene V. Debs, of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Firemen, Terre
Haute; J. J. Hanahan.of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen, Chicago; Will
iam Sheehan, of the Brotherhood of Kail
road Trainmen, Galesburg, Ills.; E. IL
Morrisey, of the Brotherhood of I tail road
Trainmen, Peoria, Ills.; James Downey,
of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid associa
tion, Chicago; John Hall, of the Switch
men's Mutual Aid association, Chicago:
George Love joy, of the Brotherhood of
Railway Conductors, Terre Haute, aud
James Carr, also of the conductors, Kan
POWDERLY GIVES THE WORD.
He Declares the Whole K. of L. Involved
and lsnes an Appeal.
At 10:30 p. m. Fowderly said tbat the
strike was now no longer one of the local
assembly, but of the whole Knights of
Labor organization. They would use ev
ery resource in the power of the Federa
tion of Railway Employes. The geneaal
master workman has issued an appeal to
all true Kuights of Labor in the employ
of the New York Central and Hudson
river road, and upon the Vander
bilt connecting lines. In the doc
ument be states the causes for
the strike and the efforts made to obtalu
a penceable settlement of the difficulties,
mid notifies each and every member of the
intention of the executive board of the
Knights of Labor to prosecute the fight
against the Central Railroad company to
the bitter end. He calls on the meu to
stop work at once.
Mr. Webb says he is in communication
with tbe chief officer of the other Van
derbilt roads and that they are prepared
for a strike If it comes.
Calls on the Hallway Officers.
There were two interviews between
Powderly and the railway officials yester
day. One with (ieneral Manager Toucey
and one with Vice President Webb. At
the first nothing of interest occurred.
Toucey said there was nothing to arbi
trate, and tbeu talked the strike over with
Powderly in a friendly manner. During
the afternoon Powderly and Devlin waited
npon Webb in order to give the New York
Central every opportunity to bring the
strike to an end. They stated that the
knights would declare the strike off if the
company would agree to submit the cases
of the discharged men to the investigation
of disinterested outside parties, on the un
derstanding that the men should be rein
stated to their positions if it was found
that there was no cause for their dismissal
except that they were Knight9 of Labor.
Webb positively refused to agree to this
A Question of Management.
Powderly then proposed a hearing in
Webb's office, at which the discharged
men should be present. This was rejected
as ridiculous. In the course of the inter
view Webb told Powderly that if tbe road
should yield to the demands of the strik
ers he would rather be at tbe head of tbe
Knights of Labor than president of tbe
road, for he could then manage the road
much better than in bis present position.
Tourcey, who came into the room dur
ing the interview, reiterated the oft-made
statement that they would Insist upon
their right to discharge any of their em
ployes without assigning a reason for do
ing so, and tbat they would not admit
the right of any labor organization, or
committee of such organization, to inter
vene iu the matter.
Looks Like a Murder.
NEW YoiiK, Aug. 21. Charles Oswald, a
brakemau who had taken tbe plaoe of a
striker, was found dead on bis train when
it reached Seventy-ninth street last even
ing. He was last seen alive at Spiryten
Duyvil, when he was sitting on his brake.
There was a mark on the head that may
have been made by a brick or other mis
Bile. Oswald was 25 years old, and lived
at D7 Ludlow street.
Situation at Buffalo.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Ang. 21. The situation
in tbe New York Central yards is about
unchanged. Paasenger trains are delayed
for various reasons. Master Workman
Lee, af District assembly No. 46, which
ordered ue strike, has been summoned
back to New York to attend a meeting.
The Freight Blockade Complete.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 20 The United
Press reporter yesterday morning made a
tour of the. New York Central railroad
lines from Albany to Schenectady inclu
sive. Tbe freight blockade at these points
is almost complete, and what few trains
are run are sent down and up on the pas
senger tracks. Tbe trains from West Al
bany, which have been moved the past few
days are all lying side-tracked along the
freight tracks and in some, instances upon
the passenger switches.
Trotting at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 21. The trotting races
at Washington park were continued yes
terday. Manager won the 8 -year-old
stakes, best time 2:2a In the 4-year-old
trot Belle Wilson won, best time 2; 25.
Keno F. was the first horse in tbe 2:21
class, making his liest mile in 2:17. In tha
2:18 class Alfred D. took the cake, best
tlsge2:16. B. B. won the 2:14 pace ia
the-last three heats; best tjme, 2:17J.
The Republican State Conven
tion's Day's Work.
HOARD GIVEN A RENOMINATION.
All the Other Nominees Selected and a
Platform Adopted The Bennett Law
Fully Indorsed, bnt Modifleatlon Prom
isedThe Plank on That Question In
Full North Carolina Democrats Ex
press Themselves Farmers Alliance
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 21.-At 12:15
a. m. yesterday Chairman Payne, of the
state central committee, called the state
Republican convention to order. Tbe fight
over the Bennett law secured, if nothing
else would bave done so, a full attendance
of delegates, and the part of the hall re
served for spectators was crowded. The
question - whether t'ae Republican party
of the state would stand by Governor
Hoard and tbe law which has b?en the
object of so many and vigorous attacks for
the past few months was to be decided,
and everybody was on the qui vive for de
velopments. Michael GrilUn, of Eau
Claire, was named for temporary chair
man, and if the cheers that greeted bis
reference to Governor Hoard and the Ben
nett law were a criterion, the question of
the day was settled before it was acted
upon by the convention.
The Plauk on the School Question.
The regular committees were appointed
and a recess taken to 3 p. m. at which
time the convention reassembled, anil at
8:40 the platform committee made its re
port. On all national issues the declara
tion is an orthodox Republican document.
As to the compulsory education law it
says: "The Republican party recognizes
as valuable auxiliaries in the work of pop
ular educatiou the private and parochial
schools supported without aid from pul
fuuds, and disclaims abwlutely any purlic
pose whatever to interfere In any manner
with such schools, either as to their terms,
government, or branches to be taught
1'ill Stand by the Law.
We affirm the right and duty of the
state to enact laws that will guaran
tee to all children sufficient instruction in
the legal language of the state to enable
tbem to read aud write the same. We
believe that the compulsory education law
passed by the last legislature is wiso and
humane in all its essential purposes, and
we are opposed to its repeal, but at the
same time we assert that the parent or
guardian has the right to select the time
of the year and tbe place, whether public
or private and wherever located, in which
bis child or ward shall receiveinslruction,
and we pledge ourselves to modify the ex
isting law so that it shall conform to the
Reparation nf Clmreli and State.
"We are unalterablv opposed to my
union of church aud state, and will r,t
auy attempt upon the p'irt of either to. in
vade the domain of the other. We repu
diate as a grot misrepresentation of our
purpose the suggestion, come whence it
may, that we will in uny in. inner invade
the domain of conscience, tr.'imple upon
parental rights or religious lilerty. Our
on'y purose in respect to the edncationxl
policy of the state is to secure to nil
children within lis borders, at the earliest
practicable age, proer equipment for the
ibscbarge of tbe ordiuary duties of citi
zenship, Hnd to this end, alike itnxii t:itit
to the slate, to the child and to t hit
parents of the children, we invite the co
operation and aid of all broad -minded
and patriotic people.
Hoard Vets a Itenoiiiliint
Another plauk declare in favor of pro
bibiting the employment Of children iu
factories, etc., and for the care of incor
rigible truants. '1 he pint form was adopted
without a dissenting voice, ami as soon as
this business was completed the nomina
tion of candidates tvus begun. Gov.
Hoard was nominated for governor and
Joseph B. Treat, of Monroe, for lieuten
ant governor. A recess was then taken
until 7:30 o'clock.
The Kent of Me Ticket.
At the evening session I he following
were nominated: Jsecretnrv of state, Ed
H. Coe. Whitewater; slate treasurer, A.
B. Guilfuss, Milwaukee; attorney general,
T. L Browne, Wuupeca; superintendent,
of schools. Professor L It. Harvey, Osh
knsh; railroad comtniisioner, Syver E.
Brimi, Eau Claire; insnniuc- commission
er, David Sohreiner, Grant county. The
convention then at 1:25 a. m. adjourned
NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS.
They Adopt a Platform Full or Green
back Party Ideas.
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 21. The Demo
cratic state convention met here, yester
day. There was a largo represents! ion
from seventy-one of the uincty-six coun
ties. Hon. A. S. Merriuion was renomi
nated for supreme court justice by ac
clamation, ami Hon. Walter Clark was
nominated by acclimation for associate
justice. The convention unanimously mid
enthusiastically imiorsed Senator . lit
Vance, and ured his re election to the
senate by the general assembly in lKil.
The convention adopted a platform, which,
after denouncing the tariff and elec
tion bills and the "tyranny of Speaker
Reed" demands free coinage of silver; the
abolition of uational binks Hiid substitu
tion of greenbacks "in Millicient volume
to do the business of the country on a cash
system;" tbe abolution of de.-tliug ia
futures; prohibition of alien ownership of
land and the reclamation by the govern
ment of all such lands, and also nil lands
held by railways in excess of what is
needed by them, anil calls on congress to
issue fractional paper currency to facili
tate exchanges through the mails. Near
ly all tbe above are Farmers' Alliance doc
trines. Democrats Nominate (ten. Weaver.
Des Moines, la.. Ait 21. The Demo
crats of the Seventh district met here yes
terday, some forty delegates being pres
ent. A secret caucus of half an hour was
held, which was very stormy. Some were
In favor of tbe indorsement nf Senator
Baruet, Union Labor candidate. Others
were for a straight Democrat, and still
others favored the nomination of Gen. J.
B. Weaver. Finally Gen. Weaver was
The new sash craze for men may possi
bly cause pane in the stomach.
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
seyere attack of cholera morbus and
diarrbret, coming, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Tbe second dose, be says, effected a com
plete cure, and be now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Barti it Bahxbbn.
Mathew Armstrong, of Crofton, Ky.,
now in bis seventieth year, says be bas
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as be can recollect. lie
bas in his time used many medicines, but
none eqnal to Chamberlan's Colic Chol
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt in Us effects, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water. Is pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it. For sale by
Hartz & Bahksrn.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who bas been in tbe
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863, says be often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because he knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
Habtz & Bahnsen. .
.A.T POPULAR PRICES
Ia always to b found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVhNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
fouml 0-M4i in II in Wrecked tlarou
Kkadimi, Pa., Auk. 21. In this tBerks)
county the storm of Tuesday inflict-ed
damage to the amount of fiO,Ml. In
SpriiiK township the IkxIj- of a farmer
named William A. teinart was found
buried in the debris of his w-reckfd barn.
Itavltt New l.ntxir Union.
IisnoN, Am;. 21 Branches of Davitt's
new labor union are oriiHiiiziiiK in Lim
erick and olhi-r places in Ireland with
reat rapidity. The scheme meet with
favor everywhere, and the organization
bids fair to become a powerful one.
Advmiwl the I'rlce or Hottlro.
Pll-rsnrni;. Pa., Am. St. At a meet inq
oftlieprencnpti.ni bottlo manufacturer
yesterday in this city they advanced the
prion list from 5 to 8 per cent, on account
of tho advaucn in the waea of their em
ployes. THE MARKETS.
Ciiicaoo. Anif. 30.
On the hoard of tra le to-liiy ((iior.itions aero
as follows: Wheat No. 1' Aii;ut, openeil
, i lotted $l.(lti: Sctem!H-r. mhM and
cloned SI.04; Ik-cemSer. " I f l.K4i, lowej
Sl.ls. Corn No. - Auu-n-t. cx m-il 4IH-, i lii-ed
4-.-; epleialM'r, op lied ; cIiimI 4c;
May. opened ft..-4c, cloxe l ;'!'. ;t-No. Z
Aut-Uft. oeiiel , cl.ied ;t.c; !etenitwr,
oiM'tte.1 llt'Sio, cloiusl iSii1-.-; M;iy, 0ten'd !f,fic.
clotted Wjc. I'ork - SSeptcmlier, oiiencd and
cliwod fll.JI: .iHiniiiry. okii. 1 flU. v.'', ril
$l-.i)l; May. opciiet $IU.l.s c,iw.l
Ijird September, ij'ene.l S .i rinse I fli.:).
Live slock I'nion to. k yards iriees: Hoc?
Market ojiened active and iu favor of sellers;
lik'lit (trades, i.4C44t.l ; n.n.'U imi kiii,
Si-ilO; mixed lots, :;.tl'rM.il, heavy packing
and t-liipi'iiiK lots, .").'. M 'l".
lroduce: Butter Fancy separator, :iS,
per B line withered crenm. Iti.llH; Tine toool
Imitations, M.i I V; darics, lined, fees u 16 M8 1:
fresli packing stocks. Rijie. Kgtt rictl
fresh, 15 1 Mo per do. 1'oultry Chickens,
hens, MtfTtUc per lb: sprint; cln. k. ns. lite;
roosters. fiuftMn : turkeys, mixed lots. B.il.te:
dncks, Hti.Hc; spring dnrk-t, IH.t llo: peese, Hofr
perdnx. l'otat4es Karly O do, $2.;f,t:i.H)
bbl; New Jersey linse, i,!Mlit!.i.. Apples
New Illinois green, 2.IW 2.M per bbl. Kerriet
Huckleberries fiUi.b7.ir per box: fl.5 per Irt-qt
case. Black iHjrries Michigan, I.H(ijl.i) per
New Yokk, Atur. 20.
Wheat No. 2 red winter asb. il.UV'A
1.18: do Auunt, $l Ki: Septeml,er. H .';
do December. iLI-'M,. Torn - No. S mixed, r.
k 57c cash; do September, Sc: do O. tuber.
5rtsc. Onts Quiet; No 2 mix d cash, 45
ic; do Septemtsr. Z ; do tvtoher, P4c.
Rye Nominal. IWrley-lmll. I'ork-Firm;
mess, SlS.SOjj M.S,. Lnnl - Nominally un-chang-sl.
Uve stock: Cattle-Market firm at former
prices; 110. ir est to btwt n stive steers t.t
Bi") Im ths; bulls ami dry' cons, fl.ftl Hit.
Sheep and lambs 1 line stis-k a shsde higher;
common do, steady; sheep, (4 UliTJi.-'iO V 10
Its; la iiIm. ..! (. il l. Houm Market steady;
ive hntfs, $1 M 1 4.41I y Ilk) ?.
Hay t'pland prairie. tt.inCW.S0
Hay Timtftov fHUOI.y.ae.
Hay Wild, JlO.tW.
Coal 80ft. la
Cord Wnod$3 6 Ctti.'O.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all la avenrog strength. U.,8..Gov4rnmnt Bt
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
ir.Q8 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
m:. e. m;u rrin,
Choice Family Groceries
Cr. Third avenue and Twenty-first St . Ro:k IUn.
A llrst class stock of Groceries that will be sold at lowest llvlrg prices. A share of pnb'.if
-J". "W. J-OHSTES-
Dealer la New and
Second Hand Goods
Bays, sells and trades any article.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
fAll kinds of drinks as well as Ala and Porter, and tbe well known drink "Half and V.i." it"
only plc. la the city whe e yon can get It. Boaat Beef Lnnce everyday fron TlO to ML
J. T. 33IXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
P. OT. HERLITZKA,
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Llstd,
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la the latest style. Also repairing done with aeatness and dispatch.
, A. SEABURG, .
House and Sign Painter.
First-class Graining and Paper Hanging.. Shop Fourth At, bet list and SiA Stt.
.P.O. Box 872. ROCK ISLAND
comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
The most delirions in the tri-rities. made from pnr cr. a
and flavored with all the popolsr flavors, in any qo 11 1 :iv ij
suit. Special attention paid to supplying picnic!-, 1 rivaie
parties, socials, etc.
A specialty Bade of Jewelrv.
No. 1814 Second Avenue