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THE ABGU& TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1801:
The Grasshopper State on Top
THIKD PARTY BOOM VERY ROBUST.
A Strong Tide of Nnrllirrn Alliance Sen
timent Setting that Way, While the
Southerner 4re Inclined in the Op
posite Kirertijn-I'lnin Talk by the
IeUastriul Leader Jerry Simpson
Howled at by His Constituents A liig
aud I'osstbly Vowieldly Gathering.
Cincinnati, May la Over 5.00J people
lave twu attracted to the city by tUe
National Union convention, but just
how Triany cf these are regular delegates
cannot be determined until the commit
tee oq credentials gets to work. Last
nigTilr8 arrivals included Senator Teffer,
of Kansas; Robert Schilling, of Milwau
kee, tbe Wisconsin Soc.alist lender; Hon.
A. J. Mrteter, of Illinois, and Ignatius
Dou nelly. Tue latter, referring to tba
announcement that the delegation of bis
own apiKHLttnect is to be contested by a
delegation named by the state committee
of the Minnesota Farmers' Alliance, says
that the tate committee had no power
in the premises, and that he has no fear
that the convention will expel either him
self or his followers.
The Temporary Chairn.anship.
There is a general sentiment that the
convention will be too large and decided
ly uLwieidly, and that if all the various
fhnik-s of opinion and radical notions are
ac-oned an opportunity of being aired
the iiiTa r is likely to break cp in an up
roar. Charles Cunningham, for many
years chairmau of the Democratic state
state central committee of Arkansas, and
candidute for vice president on the Union
Labor ticket in 1, will be temporary
chairman, Speaker E.Jer, c f K;iusa, hav
ing declined the honor. The selection of
permanent chairman v ill be left to the
convention, which does not assemble un
til 2 p. ni. Over It". ' notices of resolutions
tbat a many delegates pro;oe to submit
have b-eu fil-U witn Kev. E. 1'. Foster,
who will be ttie principaf secretary.
Tlie Ilooui far Third I'arty.
Wtii-tl.er the representatives ot the
granger and labor organizations ore to
bririi; into existence a third political
party, or whether definite action is to b3
posH'onei until next spting, when the
po.ics of tiietwoold parties shall have
been more fully developed, are issues that
will have to be fought out on the floor of
the convention ajter it assembles. There
is no question but that last niht the
third party men were running things to
suit themselves. The llliuois, Iowa,
Nebraska, Minnesota, and several other
delegations, however, did not get here.'
until this morning, and while they are
counted upon to support the third party
movement, the advocutes of the latter ars
averse to counting their chickens before
they are hatched.
The Grasshopper State In Line.
"As goes Kansas, so will go the conven
tion," has been a popular expression ever
since tbe first contingent of delegates put
in an appearance, and the representatives
of the grasshopper state, after a caucus
tbat lasted several hours, decided late
last night to support the organization of
a third party througti thick and thin.
The caucus was marked by several de
cidedly lively expressions of opinion,
especially wliea K-presentatives Simp
soa and Clover eudeavored to convince
the a-semblai:e that discretion was the
better part o: valor.
They Howlt-d ut ''Jerry Simpsnn.
Ti y held that it would be better to
ailrpt a platform containing a few essen
tial docir.nes, appoint a Cjtnmittee on
propaganda, and then adjiurn until next
spnnir. then to determine whether there
was hone and sinew arid stamina enough
in the granger labor element to warraut
the formal baptism of a t!,ird party, and
the placing of an indepudeut presiden
tial ticket in the field. Tue annunciation
of these views was received with a howl
of disapprobation, that ha 1 the effect of
putting an effectual quietus on the two
newly fledged representatives. Then the
the third party resolution went through
without a dissenting vote.
OPPOSED BY THE LABOR ELEMENT.
Industrial Men Insist That a Third I'arty
'Shall Include All Sections.
The (iecid'-d stand that has been taken
by the representatives of iu Iutrial move
ments in contradistinction to the eranger
element was largely responsible for
this result. At the general caucus yes
terday of representatives of most of the
organizations that will have delegates in
the convention, some pretty plain tulk
was indulged in by I'reMileiit Wushburu,
of the northeastern Industrial Alliance,
who voiced the ideas of the labor ele
ments of the cities as apart from the
agriculturalists. He told tue caucus that
the industrial element did uot propose to
be used as cnts-paws to aid Democratic
success in the next election. If a thin)
party was to be formed the south and
southwestern delegates would have to
come in as well ns the northern ones.
The Dark Lantern Must On.
The industrial elements of the east,
west and northwest were neither willing
Tior desirous to draw votes out of Ilepul
lican states whili at the same time the
pseudo-Alliance men of the south were
sticking to their Democratic allegiance,
and helping to make the solid south more
solid than ever. Other speakers laid
stress upon the fact that the eastern peo
ple's movement differed from that of the
grangers, inasmuch as its organization
was moulded after those of the old poli;i
cal parties, and recognized neither seciet
ritual, grips nor pass-words. All this
flummery, it was contended, would have
to be abolished if all parties coalesced on a
Tbe Way the Southrons Argue.
Mason Greene, of Boston, the personal
representative of Edward Bellamy and
Lis theories; Brown K. Gerry, the nation
al leader of the Christiau Socialists, and
Kev. Vv". D. Bliss, also argued on the
same line, and the Kansas men, who had
done all the listening, then went into
caucus and placed themselvers on record.
There has beeu no conference of the
trictly southern delegates, but in conver
sation they express the opiniou tbat it
would be unwise to indorse independent
political action so long as there was a pos
sibility that they would be able to get re
lief on the most important economic ques
tions through the older parlies.
lteform Editors I'resent lu Force.
One of the important meetings connect
ed with tbe conference is what is koowu
as the Reform Press association composed
t the papers whicti advocate and pr.V
mulgite the doctrines taught in the pla
forms of the Alliance, Knights of Labcr
mil Nationalists. There ara about 100 c f
these editors here from all parts of tie
country and they had two interesting ses
sions yesterday. Dr. C. V. Macune, ed
itor of The Non-Conformist, the- nation; I
organ of the Farmers' Alliance, and pre'
ideut of the association, presided. with W.
S. Morghan, of The National Reformer,
FUSION SCHEME HATCHING.
Western Ttemocrats and Alliance Men
Minneapolis, Minn., May 19 For tbi
Isst few days negotiations have been go
ing on between leading politicians in ths
Hates of Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Min
nesota and tbe Dakotas and the delegate
from these states to the Alliance conven
tion at Cincinnati. This much has be
come known: The Democracy of tha
states mentioned is ready to submit it
proposition to the Alliance or Industrial
Union party to unite on a fusion electoral
ticket in l&Hi
The Grangers are Favorable.
With this end in view active work is
being done to prevent the Cincinnati con
vention from committing itself to the
policy of nominating a third party candi
date. Senator Peffer and Jerry Simpson,
of Kansas; Congressman Kem. of Ne
braska; Ignatius Donnelly, of Minnesota,
and James H. Pyle, of Dakota, all heavy
weight Alliance men, look upon the
proposition favorably, provided, how
ever, that the fusion shall not end with
the electoral, but take.in the state ticket
THE PHOTOGRAPH OF A SPIRIT.
A Ghostly Tort rait Taken at East Thomp
WEBSTER, Mass., May IU. The old Ja
cob Tourttlotte homestead iu East
Thompson., whx'a was built over I'.t)
years ago, has obtained great local uoto
riety lrom a curious incident. For many
years Mr. and Mrs. YV. liMet and Mrs.
Sally B ites, mother of W. Bates, lived
there, and were known as industrious,
plain, honest people. Mrs. Sally Bites
died March -M, ls5, at theage of ;5. Some
time ago a traveling photographer took
a view of the premises. The p.cturi shows
the house from the front with Mr. Bates
holding a horse, and his w ife seated oil a
I'ieturc cf a Dead Woman.
Also at one of the wiudows in the sit
ting room can be seen the li:'e-iike pict
ure of Mr. Bates' dead mother, Mrs.
Sally Bates. The face stauds out clear
and bright, and has been recognized by
many lormer frieuds and acquaintances.
Mr. Bates says that when the house was
taken uot a picture ot any kind was
h itiging in the room. Nor is it a reflec
tion from any standing by. He says it
was the custom of his mother, when
attracted to the front of the house, to
rush up to this very window, stand on
tiptoe aiid petr up and down the road ex
actly as the image appears in the photo
graph. Si-ntt-uce 1'oniui uled.
Washington' City. May ;9. Tbe presi
dent has commuted to imprisonment for
life the death senteuce against Edward S.
Key, Henry James and Edward Smith,
the Navassa rioters. He has also com
muted to one year's actual imprisonment
the sentence o Conrad C. Miller, con
victed in Minnesota of violating postal
laws. He has declined to interfere in the
cases of N. M. I'age, convicted in Iowa of
violating po-tal lans; John L L-y, con
victed in Illinois of having counterfeit
coin iu his po-sesion.
Ilofd-Itioiiing from a Table Fork.
liONTx'L'T. N. Y., May 1'J On Suuday
eveuing, May 10, Herbert Davis at
tempted to cpn a bottle of sola with a
table fork, it slipped and entered his
lr-ft hand near the thumb, n.akiug a deep
wound. Davis experienced but little
pain until Tuesday, when he consu.ted
physicians who pronounced it a ca.se of
blood-poisoning. The cas; baffled all
medical skill, and Davis died Sunday in
She Swallowed a Jackstone.
New Your, May 1J. Edna Schroeder,
the 3-year-old daughter of Henry Schroe
der, of No. ;'. South Fourth street, Will
iamsburg, was playing j ickstones, before
auy of theo'her members of her family
were out of bed. The jackstones ars of
iron, four pronged, and about three-quarters
of an inch across, and she swallowed
one. The doctor stood E lua on her head
Until a fit of coughing ejected the jack
stone. Edu!i is all night now.
A Ilrave Corporal Iiewarded.
Washington' Cur, May Hi. Secretary
Foster has awarded a silver medal to Cor
poral Custis Harrison, troop D, Fifth
United States cavalry, in recognition of
his bravery on Nov. -Jii, 18o, ju rescuing
from drowning, while crossing a ford of
the lied river iu Texas, Capt. Schuyler, of
the Fifth cavalry, and Mrs. E D. Thomas
and Miss Nettie Thomas, wife and daugh
ter cf Capt. Thomas, of the Fifth cav
alry. Gen. liutlrr's Famous Client.
Boston', May 1'J. Gen. B. F. Butler's
now famous client, Mrs. Clarietta F.
John son, was ugaiu before Judge Nelson
iu the United States district court
yesterday. She was recently released
from the reformatory on a writ of per
sonal replevin, and subsequently taken in
custody again. -She was yesterday re
mauded to the institution fro:ii which she
wus released to serve out her seutencj.
No counsel r.pneared for her.
The Illinios Legislature.
Spkin-gfteld, Ills., May iS While the
senate met and adjourned last evening
the house worked. All the senate bills
were read a first time, and tbose having
no duplicates on the house calendar were
referred to committees. The bill to col
lect agricultural statistics was ordered to
a third reading, also the senate bill
changing tbe time of holding circuit
court iu tbe Sixth judicial district
Crops Injured by HaiL
SALINA, Kan.. May 19 A tremendous
cloud-hurst of hail occurred about four
miles west Saturday evening. The dis
trict covered by the storm was two miles
wide aud eight to ten long. The bail was
as large as hens' eggs and almost com
pletely destroyed the wheat. One farmer
lost 350 acres and another 'M0. The total
damage will reach $50,000.
Kaces at Louisville.
Louisville, May 19. The winning
horses at the races here yesterday were as
follows; Kinsaw, 1 1-16 miles, 1:47; Fa
lero, mile, 1:04; Tariff, miles, 2:12;
Estelle, 1 mile, 1:43; Kudolpb, 1 mile TO
THAT SAUCY ITATA
The Charleston is Yet a Long
ISCAF2 MIGHT BE VESY COSTLY.
Principles Involved the Same as Those
Which Governed the Geneva Tribunal
The Charleston Leaves Acapulco
Facts About Her Chase What Chilian
Deserters Say A Forcible Levy on
Coal Which Resulte.i in a Prompt
Apology The Esmeralda.
Washington- City, May 10. A dis
patch was received at the navy depart
ment yesterday announcing the depar
ture of the cruiser Charleston from Aca
pulco on Sunday night The dispatch
also stated that the iusurgent vessel Es
meralda was still there. No information
can be obtained as to where the Charles
ton will go next, but it is thought that
she will go down the coast of Chili. A
telegram from the City of Mexico says
that nothing has been seen of the Itata,
and that she is probably now off the coast
of Central America, having been supplied
witn fuel by the Esmeralda.
Not Afraid of a Fight.
In an interview at Acapulco Sunday an
officer of the Esmeralda said: "We will
try to get coal here, but if this is impossi
ble, we are sure of getting it within a few
hours sail. We are not afraid of a con
flict with the Charleston, but our orders
are to be prudent and not provoke a con
flict." He did not know whether the
Esmeralda would now go to Chili, but
said the captain had received a long
cipher on Saturday which probably
directed her future movements.
The Importance of the Capture.
It may not ba known to the general
reader, hut toe fact is that the capture of
the Itata is a matter of great importance
to Uncle Sam. If she lands her muni
tions of war safely the Chilian authorities
w.ll Lave a good claim for large damages
against the United States; for the princi
ple is the same a that upon which the
Alabama case was decided, when England
had to pay a"pretty peuny" for letting the
Confedc-rate privateer get away.
The Itata not so Mow.
A telegram from Sau Francisco says:
"Peruvian Consul Holloway in talking of
the probable escape of the Itata says:
'Many singular mi-statements have been
niaue iu regard to the Chilian steamer. In
the first place the Itata i- a twelve-knot
vessel, and she should reach Iquique, a
run of h'ss than 5,000 aides, inside of
eighteen days. When sheleft San Diego,
about May t, she had SW tons of coal
aboard, and sue does not burn over fifteen
tons daily. Such being the case, she has
enough fuel to last her about fifty-four
Testimony of Ieserters.
"Three deserters from the Itata have
; given their evidence to this effect. She
; had on board ninety sailors and sixty
: marines when she was in port at San
Diego, all instructed to secrecy. She
earned lour sixty-pound guns hidden
I under canvas w ith her small arms in the
' forward hold. The soldiers were stowed
away there also, their food being seat to
them from the deck. Every appearance
of the vessel being prepared for war was
removed two days before she steamed
into Sin Diego, when she looked like a
! The Programme Laid Out.
"The programme was for the Itata to
get arms from the Robert aud Minnie,
and when in the tropics to transfer them
to the Esmeralda, which would escort
her to Iqu que. If the trip was made
without interference, so much the better,
but if not the Esmeralda proposed to do
battle. The Esmeralda and Itata were
commanded from Iquique to St. Lucas by
each other's masters, who exchaued to
tueir rightful commands at the latter
point. Some information has been ob
tained which leads to the belief that on
May 12 a transfer of arms and munitions
of war was made from the Itata to the
Esmeralda at Pichilinqus, on the cast of
The British Lion Growls.
"A copy of the Chilian Times has
reached here by the steamer San Bias. It
says the British forced an apology from
the insurgent man-of-war Blanco Enca
lado just before the latter was sunk by
the torpedo boats. The Blanco was en
gaged in blockading Iqu que when she,
with other vessels of the blockading fleet,
ran out of coal. Two English and Ger
man merchantmen were lying side by
side, both coal laden. The rebel fleet took
noid of them, on the pretense tbat they
were in range in the event of firing, and
towed them out to sea, despite the pro
tests of the captaius.
Had to Apologize or Tight.
"Out of range of tbe fort's guns, the
insurgents male a forced purchase of
mch coal as they needed. They volun
tarily paid au extravagant price for it,
but nevertheless the captains of the ves
sels reported the matter to the British
Admiral Hotham, who gave the Blanco
the option of apologizing or fighting
within twenty-four hours. It was then
11:30 a. ru. Precisely at noon .the B lance
rn up the British and German flags
above the rebel standard and fired a royal
CONDITION OF THE SURPLUS.
An Increase of fc.HO.X93 in the Total
Washington Citv, May 19 Satur
d ly's statement of the United States
tieasurer compared with that of May 9 is
a. follows: Gold coin aud bullion, less
certificates and tlO-J.OOO.OOO reserve May
SI. M),31S,S; May )C, f37,,"4; decrease,
,Jl3G4,a.,8. United States notes, less certi!
fixates May 9, tl,2J0,321; M:ty 10, ,124.
7;.0; decrease, 175,571. National bank
notes Mar V, 4,7S1,20. May 16, 4,
912 300; . increase, f 1S1.000. Silver doi
lare and bullion. less certifi
catesMay 9, 114,288,082; May 16,
tl ,"!, 43S; increase, CI. 40 1,356. Cash in
treasury May 9, 100,538,545; May 16, $59,
74 ),4')2; increase, f79S,143. Deposits in na
tional bank May 9, 127,875,159; May 16,
2-984,195: increase, 1,109.036. Total
balauce May 9. 413,704; May 16, t88,
724,507; increase, iS10,by3.
Iowa Mines Abuut to Resume.
Mason Cur, la.. May 19. Advices re
ceived from several localities in the
stt te where miners have been on a strike
are to the effect that operators are about
to tesume work, and before the week is
ou-, tbe usual output of coal may be
The Northwestern Lockout.
Chicago, -iay 19. Everything is
nil K smoothlv on the N'nrthtrln
wa y. It is stated tbat about thirty of tbe
ciu switcomen have been taken back.
MT. A. 1. 9 O'CLOCK.
The Greatest Bargains in FINE MILLINERY Ve
have ever shown. The like not seen in
Rock Island before.
123'dozen (1476 Hats and Bonnets ) '
42 dozen Misses' White Straw Hats, fancy loop braid, at 25c each.
23 dozen Ladies' Straw Hats and Bonnets, elegant shapes, new goods, drabs, browns,
slates, navy and blacks. The greatest drive of the year. Your choice for 7c. ' J;
28 dozen Misses' White Leghorn Shade Hats in five leading shapes, all will go at 2oc ati
You have never before seen these goods sold for less than 75c to $1.50. '
HO dozen different kisds of hats all shapes, every color and etyle for the season, boubi a
a fraction of real value and will be sold as an advertisement, far below anything you have
before heard quoted for high class millinery.
We placed on sale Monday morning 25 dozen Cape May Shade Hats at only 5c each. TW
will be continued as long as they last.
Trimmed Sailor Hats for boys and girls, only 8c a piece.
A lot of white and colored wreaths go at 7c.
One case (50 Tiecesl 12Ac Dress S.ilinpa .it 7c n van! Not a Inrtra 1
A Shower of Roses for THURSDAY
REMEMBER, WE SAY THURSDAY.
5000 fine Roses and Poppies will be sold on Thursday at lc each, worth from five to twtv
times the price named.
Special bargains in Flowers, Ribbons, and Trimmings First come, first served, as we can
nut be expected to trim all hats on same day order iseiven. but we have a large force of
and will do the very best we can. " ' ' ' !
1712, 1714, 1716, 1718, 1720, 172 , Second Avenue-.
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be ready in a few davs.
ARRIVING NOW. ,
We are opening tae most complete line of Hardware peciltiea ever tSutd Back
Island beside our regular s oclt of staple and butlden HardwiM
Poeket, Table as Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
BPICIALTLES-Clictai Cooki and Kmeg, "Florida- and Wllber Dot Wt Qeatew
Honda Steam BoUert. Pasteur Germ Proof Filters Economy Fornaeea, Tta
a4 Skeet Iroa work. Plumbing, Copperemlllilng and Steam Fittlnf .
BAKER 8c HOUSMAN,
1823;Second avenue "Rock Island.