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THJC AiiGUa. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1891.
On the Republican Nomination
EIGHT FROM THB'BEST AUTH0EHT
A Chicago Paper Finds Out How Gen
eral Harrison Feels About the Matter
He Will, Over Ills Own Signature,
Declare Himself Not a Candidate Vn
der Certain Conditions, All of Which
-Are Spelled "B-l-a-l-n-e" Democratic
Speakers to Swing Konnd the Circle
political Notes. J
Chicago, Aug. 15. A special to The
Herald from Cape May, X. J., says: Presi
dent Harrison will, before the meeting of
the Republican national convention of
1892, declare over his own signatured the
m,ost emphatic manner that he is not a
candidate for the nomination to be made
by that convention. The president de
cided upon this course within the last two
weeks, and his purpose in calling hither,
a few days ago, Chairman Clarkson, of
the national committee, and. Stephen B.
Elkins was to tell those gentlemen that
they might tnform those Republicans
who are taking sides either for or against
the renomination cf the president that
they are doing so unnecessarily. The
decision of the president not to permit bis
name to go before the convention was
made with some reservations.
Conditions of the Withdrawal.
Tbeke reservations depend upon three
conditions: First, if the present opposi
tion within the Republican party to Mr.
Harrison's renomination shall continue
until next spring be will withdraw; sec
ond, if Mr. Blaine shall be well and strong
enough to take the nomination, and the
Iarty"s demand for him continues as
strong and sincere as it appears at tbe
present time, Mr. Harrison will with
draw; third, if Mr. Blaine, having suffi
cient health and strength, shall be will
ing to take the nomination, Mr. Harrison
will withdraw. The information that the
president has reached this decision is from
a source not to be questioned as to its ac
curacy and trustworthiness.
Alleged Words of the President.
The president said to Messrs. Elkins
and Clarkson: "I do not now expect to be
a candidate before the convention. In any
event I shall not be a candidate in the way
of soliciting support or using the patron
age of my office to secure delegates favor
able to me. I do not expect that my naite
will go before the convention, but if it
should it would have to go as a natural
aud luical outgrowth of party sentiment.
A nomination forced upon the party
would be useless to me."
Wants a Free-for-All Race.
Mr. Blaine knows that the president oc
cupies this position. Mr. Clarkson, Mr.
Elkins, Mr. Quay, and Mr. Piatt know it.
Mr. Quay has been advised not to force
bis Blaine boom in Pennsylvania, and he
has called a halt. The Harrison-Blaine
programme which all the bosses bavebeeu
given a chance to fall in with, is that no
movement" shall be instituted for a
presidential aspirant, neither for the pres
ident nor for Mr. Blaine, nor for any other
man if it can be prevented. The party,
without manipulation or orgamaedtfforts
to influence it, is to be jrmitted to make
its own choice for the presidency.
KNIGHTS AND ALLIANCE MEN.
They Dtf the Talking at the Illinois
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 15. The state
encampment of farmers and industrial
organizations which was entered upon
Tuesday last closed last evening. Yester
day the Farmers' Alliance and Knights of
Labor held the ground and furnished the
speakers. They were David "Ward Wood,
of the National Alliance; Morris L.
Wheat, general lecturer of the national
assembly of tbe Knights of Labor; J. H.
Powers, of Nebraska, president of the Na
tional Farmers' Alliance, and Dave Ross,
an ex-conlmiuer who once occupied a seat
in the legislature from La Salle county.
A Rift in the Oratorical Lute.
The first three speakers sailed along
swimmingly on the deplorable condition
of the country, the necessity of Issuance
of plenty of money by the government,
and also as to the necessity of the organ
ization of a new party. But Dave Ros
created quite a ripple of excitement by
declaring his utter want of sympathy with
much that had been spoken from the plat
form during the encampment.
Had to Miut Him Oft.
He thought there a misconstruction on
tbe part of most of the speakers as to the
true functions of government. Too much
was expected of it. He did not believe,
either, with Senator Peffer that the con
dition of the farmers of today was worse
than it was in the days of reaping hook,
and flails. He was interrupted by old
man Streeter and others, and it was
charged that be had been sent in by the
"money power" to make an argument
A SWING AROUND THE CIRCLE.
Novel Political Scheme Arranged by the
Washington, Aug. 15. Arrangements
are being made in this city for a trip of
Democratic speakers through the north
west and tbe extreme west uuder the
auspices of tbe association of National
Democratic clubs. It is proposed that the
party leave this city Sept. 13, going direct
to Chicago, aud thereto St. Paulv and
Minneapolis and following the line' of the
Northern Pacific, stopping at various
points, where meetings will be held aud
speeches made. The party will reach Spo
kane Falls about Sept. 23.
Will Wind I p in Iowa.
At that time a convention of the state
Democratic clubs will be in session, and
the distinguished visitors from the east
, will, be given a reception. The journey
will be continued around Pnget sound
in Oregon; thence through California,
Utah and Colorado, reaching Iowa about
tbe time the state campaign is at its
height. Senator Kenna, Representative
By num.- ex-Representative McAdoo and
Governor Black have decided to join'the
party. Other prominent Democratic
statesmen will probably decide to go. ,
Importers Fighting McKinley.
Saratoga, N. V., Aug. 15. C. C.
Shayne, the-New York fur merchant, who
recently declared that New York impoi-t-ers
wotild raise 500,000 to gdefeat McKin
ley in Ohio, says that he based his allega
tion on a remark made to him by S. P.
Hyman, a canal street (New York) silk
imp? iter, who, during a political discus
sion, said that the importers would send
(WO'JX)' to Ohio, io Jbeat McKinley, anS
that'll flrtu'S.' MUss- & Co., had con
tribbutt d 500 to tbe fund.
Sr. John "Jumps on" Rlalne.
- Princeton. Ills., Aug. 15. The morn
ing me 'ting -sf the Prohibition camp
meeting was iven up to a discussion of
the party platform. In the afternoon St.
John gave an exposition of the govern
ment's alleged effort to aid the American
breweries in enlarging their trade in the
Spanish republics. He exhibited letters
purporting to have come from Mr. Blaine
and tried to show that the secretary was
Attacked Senator Morgan.
Mont gomery, Ala.; Aug. 15. The Ala
bama state Alliance re-elected all its old
old officers. The president! S. M. Adams,
made a fierce attack on Senator Morgan,
declarii g he would suffer his arm to burn
off before he would support him or any
man wl.o would vote for him. His cause
of corrjj laint is Morean's opposition to
the sub treasury scheme. The speech fell
flat and has excited considerable indigna
tion in the state.
MRS. POLK IS DEAD.
Old Age Carries Off the Widow of tbe
Nashville, Aug. 15. Surrounded by a
few loving friends and relatives Mrs.
James K. Polk, relict of the eleventh presi
dent of the United States, departed this
life at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning
peacefully and quietly in the full posses
sion of I er mental faculties. Mrs. Polk
had bt-en in perfect health until last
Wednesday evening, when on returning
from a short drive she was taken sudden
ly ill, from which she never rallied.
Universal Sorrow Expressed.
Had she lived until tbe fourth of
September next, she would have been
eighteen years beyond the allotted time of
t hree wore and ten. The cause of her death
was simply exhaustion resulting from old
age. The bells throughout the city were
tolled and sympathy and regret are heard
from the masses of people as they gaze
upon tie bulletin announcing the demise
of thht honored and beloved lady, who
spent her years among the people she
loved so well, and who respected her as
one of tbe noblest of ber sex.
President Polk's Queer Will.
Pre dent Polk left one of the queerest
wills taat was ever left to be probated by
an intelligent man. Everything was
given to his wife, and at her death to be
turned over "to the most deserving mem
ber of the family bearing tbe name of
Polk," the decision to be made by tbe
state legislature. The nearest relative
until recently was State Treasurer Polk,
of Tennessee, to whom it was supposed
the estate would go.
H is Only Descendant a Thief.
It w.ll be remembered that a few years
ago he became a defaulter to a lari:e,
amoui t and fled the country, finally dy
ing it Mexico. His dishonest cut him
and his family off, and just how tbe
matter will be settled is now a mystery.
There are no other deserving members of
the family bearing the Polk name, and
now that Mrs. Polk is dead tLe courts
will lave to decide the matter. It is not
believed that the document will stand a
legal test. Mrs. Polk had lived on a pen
sion given her by the United States, her
husba id's estate having been nearly all
lost d iring the war.
The Funeral to Take Place Sunday.
The remains of Mrs. Polk will be in
terred in the tomb of her husband, on tbe
lawn of the Polk place this city, to
morrcw morning at Si o'clock. Services
will te held at the house. Revs. McNeilly,
Steele and Tupton officiating.
EOYCOTTED THE NEGROES.
Colort-d Ifrakemen Not Tolerated oa a
Moi iLE.Aug. 15. The color line is caus
ing soaie excitement on the Mobile and
Montgomery division of the Louisville
and Nashville railway. Heretofore the
brake-ntn on tbe local freight trains have
been white men. Recently an order was
issued placing two colored men with a
white end brakeman on each train. The
local assembly of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen protested, and the su
perintendent replied that the white men
relieved would be given places on the
through freight trains. This was not sat
isfactory, but the negro trainmen never
theless went on duty, but found the
places so disarreeable that they aban
doned the train at Homaton when a lit
tle over half the run had been made.
Had to Dodge Iiullets.
It is said that the negroes had to dodge
bullets at different points, the bullets be
ing o-tenslbly aimed at bottles thrown in
the iiir as the train was passinc. It is
further reported that one of tbe end
brak men, a white man, was taken from
the train and flogged in the bushes for
consenting to make the run with the
negro trainmen. The Teturn train was
mant.ed with white men exclusively. The
brotl erhood officers declare that the
mem jers of the order have been positive
ly an 1 specifically instructed to take no
part n violence toward the new trainmen.
The National Game Record.
Chxago, Aug. 15. Scores of League
clul at base ball yesterday were as fol
lows: At New York New York, 2; Cin
cinnati. '. At Brooklyn Chicago, t';
Brooklyn, 10. At Boston Boston, 5;
Clev.-land, 2. At Philadelphia Phila
delphia. 11; Pittsburg, No Association
gamt s played.
Wt stern: At Lincoln Denver, 6; Lin
coln, 2. At Milwaukee Sioux City, 1;
Milwaukee, 4. At Kansas City Omaha,
11 ; Kansas City, 12.
IU.nois-Iowa: At Joliet Joliet, 3; Rock
ford, 6. At Ottawa -Ottawa, 10; Ottum
wa, H. (Second gomet Ottawa, 2; Ottum
wa, called twelfth inning, darkness.
A Tariff Result.
BERLIN, Aug. 15. Berlin used formerly
to ex port immense quantities of fine la
dies' cloaks, etc., to the United States.
Sine) the high tariff was placed upon
these goods American buyers come here
and simply bny the models. The cloaks
are then manufactured after these in
America. Only the cheapest grades of
goods are exported in large quantities.
Propose to Have a Free Shop.
HaVEBUILL, Mass., Aug. 15. J. H.
Wincbell & Co., shoe manufacturers who
employ G00 hands, had announced that in
future they will operate a free shop. - Mr.
Winchell Bays he has been dictated to long
enot gh by labor organizations, and in .fu
ture will run his own business.
Death of an Editor.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 15. Dr. W. C.
McC oy, editor of The Alabama Christian
Advocate, and one of the most distin
guished Methodist ministers in Alabama,
died at Decatur yesterday.
RYE COMES HIGH.
A Novelty on the Gotham Pro-
EITECT OP THAT EUSSIAN UKASE
The Inferior Grain Challenges Wheat
and Threatens to Pass It In Price An
Order by Cable for 112,000 Bushels
SUty to Seventy Million Bushels of
the Cereal That Europe Wilt Not Get
This Tear from the Ciar's Plantation
A Change in Diet Possible.
New York, Aug. 15 Things were
topsy-turvy on the Produce exchange yes
terday. It was a day for the- bulls, and
they made the most of it, but that was
not where the reversal of the usual condi
tions came in. The chief novelty lay in
the fact that rye, generally considered an
inferior grain, not only climbed up to an
equality with the more aristocratic staple,
but gave signs of a willingness to pass it.
There has been a very marked rise in the
price of rye during the past two months.
In the trading yesterday the advance con
tinued, and a gain of 3 to 4 cents was re
corded. The last sale for the day was at
1.05. State rye sold at H.06 and 1.07,
pratically the same figure as was noted
for elevator red wheat.
A Big Order by Cable.
On an order by cable from Germany
112,000 bushels were taken at 210 marks
per 1,000 kilos. Even for yesterday
this was a remarkable transaction.
A inont h ago the idea that such
a price could be obtained for rye
would have been scouted by most of
the brokers. This particular lot of grain
is for September and October shipment.
The rise in rye is by far the most notable
feature of the exchange market, aud from
everybody in the trade it is receiving a
great deal of attention. Ey far the heavi
est operator in rye has been E. Pfarrius.
He said thr.t he had received many in
quiries from European correspondents as
to the state of the market here
The Czar's Rye Decree.
Apparently the greatest demand was
from Norway aud Sweden "These coun
tries, " he said, "use a great deal of rye,
and they get it usually from Russia, As
a rule, Russia exports to the other Euro
pean countries from 00,000,000 to 70,0o0,uo0
bushels of the grain, but the decree of the
czar has cut off that source of supply."
Two or three weeks ago there was a flur
ry among the operators in Europe. In one
day Mr. Pfarri s received twenty-four in
quiries from as many firms about rye
prices here. From some of these foreign
houses he had heard nothing before for
six years, and the cable code they used had
Explaining the Situation.
As he figured out the situation, Russian
firms wbi'-h had been doing business with
London had made contracts for deliveries
there in the months of September and Oc
tober, and were pretty sure to be prevent
ed from carrying out their contracts be
cause of the decree prohibiting exports.
The order takes effect Aug. 27. In the ef
fort to cover their shoitstbe Russians
have run up the prices, Mr. Pfarrius be
lieved. There is. of course, tbe certainty
that a good many of the Russian contracts
will be settled up, and there is a question,
too, as to the legality of the trades calling
for deliveries later than Aug. i" and the
effect upon them of tbe czar's ukase.
Rye Higher Than Wheat in Germany.
That is something yet to be settled.
Cable advices to Mr. Pfarrius said that in
(iermany, which is also a great consumer
of rye, the grain had brought 210 marks
per 1,010 kilos, while wheat had sold at Ud
marks. That wonld mean a rate of about
tl.07 for a bushel of fifty-six poundsof rye,
and compared with the sixty pound bushel
of wieat would show that rye had about
7 per tent, the better of it." From Nor
way aud Sweden had come inquiries in re
gard to wheat from dealers who usually
A Change in the Stan of Life.
If wheat was going to be the cheaper of
the two grains it would mean that people
inthoe two couutries who usually eat
rye bread would change to wheat bread.
The advance in rye has resulted in bring
ing before the complaint, committee of tbe
exchange a new question. It is whether
in cases of purchase for actual delivery
the buyer cau call upon the seller for mar
gins if the market goes against the latter.
The plaintiff in the test case is Mr.
Pfarrius aud the defendant is a big firm
in Chicago whose seniorpartuer is a mem
ber of the Produce exchange.
The Flench Wheat Crop.
Paris, Aug. 15. The Bulletin . Des
Halles publishes the result of statistics it
has gathered of the French wheat crop.
The replies of correspondents indicate a
total crop of not over SS.dCO.ot'O hectolitres.
This would make it necessary to import
8,50l.(iOO bushels of wheat "to meet the
normal demand of the country.
Swindler Mortimer in Canada.
CnicAGO. Aug. 15. Inspector Stuart re
ceived information yesterday that Louis
F. Mortimer, the swindling manager of
the National Savings. Loan and Building
Association of North America, had reached
Canada in safety. When the president
and vice president of the association were
arrested Inspector Stuart swore out a
warrant for Mortimer's arrest aud dis
patched Inspector Gardner to New York
city, where Mortimer was known to be.
Mortimer fled to Albany, N. Y., and
thence to Canada by way of Burlington,
Vt., closely pursued by Gardner Morti
mer's father has not been heard from.
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-NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county 0f
Pieirjos eircl Orjrarjs,
cu.n, iJn.uts.Kii J5KU3., WHEEI nnr
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RAND & VOTEY ORGANS
fA full line aHo of email Musical mf rcbaudiee.
J. T. O'CONNOR, Proprietor.
No. 117 Eighteenth $7.
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W ar piilaf u meat eomplet Una of Hardware spaaUltias awr aaBara4 hi
Ialaaa bealds oar rcaralar stock of atapla Ml tmMaraf TTtlaaai
. nd Mechanics toola.
Pocket, Table 35 Kitchen Cutlery,
Nail8, Stsel GooDa, Trs-WAEB, Stoves, Eto.
F ItCIAXTIXS Cilmu Cooks sad Raafea, "Florida"' and WUras Be Watsr Hsassra
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BAKER 8c HOUSMAN,
1623 Second avenue, Rock Island.
A Shoe Pressing must restore the bril
liancy of a worn shie. and at the same time
frescn-e the softness i f the leather.
LADIES iil the Dressing you are
using do bi .ill ? Try i: !
Tour a dessert spoonful of your Dressing
into a saucer or butter plate, set it aside Ux
a fjw days, and it wiil dry to a substance
as hard and brittle as crushed glass. Can
such a Dressing be good for leather?
Wolffs ACME Blacking
will stand this testand dry as a thin, oily
Cattle lllnrwe in Iowa. i
Des Moines, Aug. 15 Dr. M. Stalker,
state veterinary surgeon, has just com
pleted an investigaiion of the cattle Diarrhoea remedv'a ttih.at n....
ease prevalent in southern Iowa, aud f to use for colic and diarrhoea It is the
it to be much more widespread and senCnest Belling medicine I ever handled h.
than has been supposed. He does not -cause it always EiTee satisfaction n
siderit safe to use butter, cheese or nH Clark. OraLeti le T P ..i. ?;
from affected herf. in . region cor F' 7
one quarter of the state. ' """"
A Love-Smitten Oet.geo.riaD. Tf,f .WD' edi,0r ?' th ""d.
Memna, X. V., Aug. 15 f-Alfred w"D.G,, -8: of
agedSO .-hoinduc VJSSiUSSi
, wauj w.ucia wuo save inea it entertain
to nee wiin mm again, ine couple were
traced to Fillmore, X. Y., where ttey
' Crops Deatroyed bjr Hail and Wind.
Jacksonville, Ills., Aug. 15. A terrific
hail and wind storm visited the western
portion of this county yesterday morn
ing. Corn was beaten to the ground and
the fruit crpp ruined.
me opinion. For sale by Ham & 1
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CafThe only Paint House in the city.
R. M. WATJi,
AGENTS OF EVERY KIND
Insurance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Members get flUOia one year. They pay but (1
a week. Anybody em make at tbe lowest (137
each week easily. Everybody wants a certificate,
becanre for each member tbey bring in they get
their 100 a month earlier. This is a good thug
and.don't mietake it. Address
J. L. UNVERZAOT. Secretary,
1 West Lexington St., Baltimore, Md.
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