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THE AKGUS, TUESDAY. HEPTEMBEli 8, 1891
LABOR DAY ECHOES
Scire Things Said and Done on
GOV. HILL'S SPEECH AT BUFFALO.
HeSaysHeWlH Be Governor No More,
and Talk of Eight Roars and Cheap
floods Slmpmu'H Remark to Chicago
Working-men A Color Line Incident at
Cincinnati and How It Was Resented
The Alliance Make Unite a Feature in
Kana and Ohio.
BCFFALO, Sept. 6. The principal speak
r at the , Labor Day celebration at Ger
manla park was Governor Hill, and a
significant remark in the beginning of his
speech was one in which he set at rest
any speculation as to whether he would
run again for governor. Referring to the
fact that Labor Day had been established
since his occupancy of the governer's
chair and had received his approval, he
aid it was perhaps felicitous that this
official visit here, "which will be my last
one as chief executive of the state," should
be as the guest of the workingmen, and
upon an occasion devoted to the celebra
tion of the holiday. He was sure that
neither himself nor the labor organiza
tions have cause to regret "our joint par
ticipation" in the establishment of the
The Eight Hour Question.
The goveraor thru took up the eight
hour question and said: "The subject of
the reduction of the hours of labor, is one
entitled to lespectful aud serious consid
eration. It is a question which can not
well be ignored and in some of its differ
ent phases it is always before us. It is
evident that it is a question which can not
be effectually disposed of until it has been
wisely solved, and its solution presents
one of the im port aut problems of the hour.
Recreation of course is not the 'chief end of
man,' and while- the desirability of some
relaxation from continuous daily toil
should not be. exaggerated, and while idle
ness should be deplored, yet on the other
hand the fact must be recognized that the
necessity for the arduous toil which char
acterized former days does not exist. "We
need not work either a many hours or as
hard as our fathers worked before us.
Regulating the Matter by Statute.
"The regulation by statute of the hours
of labor is matter not free from practical
difficulties. Corporations which are the
creatures of the law can be controlled to a
certain extent, but regulation by custom
and public sentiment, alike applicable to
individuals as well as corporations, would
seem to be more effective in the long run.
The trend of the times is in the right
direction, and while laws may facilitate
the accomplishment of right results some
times tuey are more speedily produced by
an appeal to reason rather than to law to
agitation rattier than to legislation. Pov
erty is one great source of discontent.
Overwork, poorly compensated, is an
other. Things May Be I treasonably Cheap.
"Let me add another suggestion right
here. Let us be reasonable iu our ctamor
for cheap things. It is natural that we
should desire to obtain whatever we need
at fair rates, but we should be careful not
to insist upon price so moderate that the
interests of labor will be jeopardized. 'To
live and let live' is a good motto which
may be safely followed in ail pursuits.
Do not insist upon a newspaper so cheap
that the proprietors are unable to p'ay a
fair compensation to their employes. We
expect cheap transportation, but the en
gineers, firemen, brakemen, switchmen,
trackmen and other laborers connected
with the operation of railroads should be
well paid. I was going to suggest that
something should also be reserved for the
directors, but upon reflection I think the
directors will look out for themselves.
The Honrs of Labor Again.
"I have no new views to suggest upon
' the much debated question as to wiiat
number of hours out of the twenty-four
should properly constitute a day's work
for the ordinary mechanic or day laborer.
My sentiments were fully expressed in an
address which I bad the houor to deliver
before the Chautauqua county fair at Dun
kirk as long ago as Sept. lb, lSsti, in
which, after au elaborate discussion of
the subject, I came to the conclusion that
eight hours of labor four in the forenoon
and four in the afternoon followed up
all the year around (Sundays and holidays,
of couse, excepted) ought to le sufficient
to enable any workingman to live, and
all that he ought to be required to per
form. Subsequent reflection has oii.y
confirmed the conviction then expressed."
JERRY SIMPSON AT CHICAGO.
He Gives the "Eminent Editor" a Blast
Chicago, Sept. 8. Congressman Simp
ion spoke to an immense audience at
Sharpshooters' park yesterday. During
his speech be said: "They say to us, 'you
fellows talk in favor of class legislation,
why don't you legislate for the brain
workers?' I say there are so few of the
brain workers that they can readily move
about if it does suit them in one place.
A minister of the gospel can readily turn
to be a street car conductor should he be
a failure as a preacher. If he fails as a
conductor he may be fit to be president of
a college. Or he may become a politician,
and subsequently United States senator.
Then, if tbere should be total unfitness
for any of these avocations, be may settle
in some town and become editor of a great
Metallic Currency a Barbarous Idea.
"How about free silverP came an inter
ruption from the crevd.
"The gentleman says we want free sil
ver." continued Mr. Simpson. "That is too
big a subject to be disposed of in half an
hour. If we had free silver to-day the
circulating medium would not be in
reased more than 35 cents per capita, but
1 do say that so long as we have a free
coinage of gold we ought to have a free
coinage of silver. If you can not raise
yourself above the barbarous idea that
you must Jiave a metallic currency, then
for God's sake let's have enough of it.
This is a point for the old parties to fight
THE ALLIANCE TOOK A HAND.
Grangers of Kansas and Ohio Celebrate
KAS8AS Cut, Sept 8. Specials to The
tr from Kansas, indicate That Labor
Day was very generally observed as a holi
day, and in many places the Farmers'
Alliance took prominent part in the cel
ebrations. In Topeka the day was ob
served on a large scale. Sixteen hundred
employes of the Santa Fe railroad were in
line. The principal feature of the parade,
hovtrer, was the part taken by the
Farriers' Alliance. Their portion of the
parade was headed by L. L. Polk, presi
dent of the National Farmers' Alliance,
and General James B. Weaver. Then
follo ved the farmers in great numbers.
They rode ponies, wore patches on their
trouf ers and large sun flowers in their
hats and carried spades and rakes. They
had, several floats, consisting of houses
made of wheat, corn and oats. .
A Feature at Columbn.
CoiXNBfS, O., Sept. 8 A feature in
the I abor Day parade here was the Farm
ers' Alliance division. It was made up of
men and boys on horseback, with a hun
dred farm wagons trimmed with wheat
and corn and bearing mottoes and senti
ments. Some of these were in verse, very
crude and very Ptfferian in thought. The
president of the county Alliance was one
of th orators of the day.
COLOR LINE AT CINCINNATI.
The Oibson Honse Refuses to Entertain
a gro Citizen.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 8. Hon. John P.
Greet, of Cleveland, came to Cincinnati
to participate in the Labor Day celebra.
tion c n special invitation of the Amalga
mated Council of Trades to make an ad
dress. Mr. Greer is a colored man. He
is the author of the bill making Labor
Day a legal holiday. He is a lawyer with
a fine reputation and a man of brilliant
attair ments. He has represented Cuya
hoga county in the state legislature two
terms andis a candidate forthe nomination
for st;ite senator on the Republican ticket
this f ill. Mr. Green arrived in Cincin
nati on Sunday morning, and registered
at the Gibson house. He was assigned a
room, and when the dinner hour arrived
he ea'ered the dining room and took his
McKinley Boycotts the Hotel.
In the evening he went to supper but
was told that be would have to take his
meals in the ordinary. Mr. Green ob
jected and reported at the office. Mana
ger D in bar was called in and the case was
laid before him. He said that he wished
totre.it the man as a gentleman, but he
could positively not eat in the public dining-room.
Mr. Green thereupon paid his
bill and went to the Burnet house and
secured lodgings. The insult soon be
came noised about, and the labor com
mittee were indignant and reported the
matter to a number of Republicans. The
rooms secured for Major McKinley at the
Gibson were at once cancelled and quar
ters were secured at the Burnet house,
where Major McKinley was escorted on
his arrival in the citv.
Gov. Boies at Keokok.
Keckuk, la.. Sept- 8. The celebration
of Lalor Day was the greatest demonstra
tion ever seen in this city. The morning
was devoted to a trades and industrial
parad-, which was a magnificent show of
the organized bodies of labor here and of
the wiires and products of the merchants
and manufacturers of the city. Seated in
carriages in the procession were Gov
ernor Boies; S. L. fcestow. Democratic can
didate for lieutenant governor; A. J.
Vestfill, candidate of the People's party,
and Mrs. Lease, of Kansas In the after
noon Governor Boies spoke to the worx
lngmtn, devoting himself to a considera
tion o:' the nobility of labor and its value
to the community.
Flax Product of Tent Western States.
Wa hisgtox, Sept. 8 The census office
yesterday issued a preliminary bulletin
giving the statistics of the acreage in flax
and amount of seed produced in ten west
ern stf.tes during ISM). It is as follows:
Idaho S,002 acres, 83,409 bushels; Iowa
217,745 acres, 2.11S.032 bushels; Kansas,
114.009 acres, bushels; Minnesota
303,707 acres, 'J,721&7 bushels; Missouri
56,420 acres, 4o0.70b bushels; Nebraska
163,900 acres, 1,401,114 bushels; North Da
kota J3,7i acres, 1C4.445 bushels; South
Dakot i 355.o!4 acres, l.BM.ItrS bushels;
Washington 1 210 acres, 42.2"4 bushels;
Wisconsin .073 acres, C227 bushels.
Allerton Not for ?ale at SSOO.OOO.
IniiI PENDENCE, la., Sept. 8. -Would
$200,00 luj Allerton?" was the question
put to C. W. Williams by A. G. Best, of
Salt L;ike City, yesterday. "No, sir," was
the prompt and decisive reply. It is said
Mr, Best was acting for Marcus Daly, of
Montana. Mr. Williams issued an offer
to any horse with a record of 2:33 or b t
ter to meet Allerton at the October races,
offering a purse of 5,000 if Allerton is de
feated and allowing the horse 2,500 for
expensis, with no entrance fee.
Race AVinuers at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 8, -The Garfield park
races yesterday resulted as follows:
O'Keefe, J mile, 1:17;-;; Drake, 1)4 miles,
l:57i; Ernest Race, 1 mile, 1:42; Una
dilla, mile, 1:03-j,'; Rid Leo, ;4 mile,
1:16: Argenta, 1S miles, i:55.
At Hawthorne: Highwayman, J niiie,
0:51i; Jake Saunders, g mile, 1:32; Ethel,
1 mi.es, 1:57; Little Midget, J4 mile,
1:17,4; Lew Carlisle, J4' mile, 1:16,. This
closes i he season at Hawthorne.
An Alleged Republican "Slate."
Koce ESTER, X. y., Sept. 8 The slate
of the Republican party is agreed upon as
follow: For governor, J. Sloat Fassett;
lieutenant tovernor, Philip Becker, t
Buffalo; secretary of state, John W. Vroo
man; attorney general, William A. Suth
erland; comptroller. Senator Einstein.
Should Becker rafuse the nomination fur
lieuten int governor it will probably be
offered to Wadsworth, and in the event of
his refusal to McAlpin.
Want Free Trade in Food.
BERLIN, Sipt. 8. In an article on the
removal of the prohibition of American
pork The Freissinnige Zeitung says it is
to be regretted that the duties on pork
are sti.l retained. The paper expresses
hope that the removal of the prohibition
will be followed by the suppression of the
corn duties. It adds: "if bread is dear
the poor have little left with which to buy
The Union Pacific Presidency.
Chicago, Sept. 8. New York dispatcher
which intimate that Edward T. Jeffery
will be asked to accept the presidency of
the Un.on Pacific railroad, are probably
erroneous. Mr. Jeffery knows nothing
about the matter, except what he has
seen in the newspapers, and as he would,
in all probability, have been consulted,
the report, he thinks, is groundless. .
Fell With a Trestle and Was Killed.
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 8. The trestle
at the e-ist end of the bridge over the Red
river about one mile from Clay City, on
the Ket tucky Union railroad, fell forty
leet yes terday morning, carrying the en
gine and seven cars. Fireman Thompson
Hall wis killed and Engineer Hanna was
SAFE, BOT ATEliROE
A New and Tremendous Explo
MOEE MIGHTY THAN GIANT POWDEB
"Terroilte," a Substance That Will Not
"Go OIT Without the Application oi
Fire, bnt When It Doe "Bust" Raise
Cain A Modern War-Ship "Sot in It"
with a Shell Loaded with a Few Pounds
or the Stnft.
Xew York, Sept. 8. Col. H. L. Abbott
and Col. Alfred Mordecai, of the United
States engineers, were to have tested yes
terday at Fort Hamilton the efficiency of
terrorite, a high explosive for which ex
traordinary properties are claimed. The
rain of the previous night, however, ren
dered it inexpedient o csrry out the tests
and they were postponed. Terrorite is
described as more powerful than high
grade dynamite and safer to handle than
gunpowder I. is said to be applicable to
all the purposes where a high explosive is
desirable, such as destructive blasting
and shooting oil wells. The impunity
with which it may be handled makes .i
especially valuable for use in warfare and
for engineering purposes.
Will I.evolutimiize Warfare.
The discoverer cf terrorite is Professor
D. Mindtleff, cf San Francisco. If ter
rorite is what is claimed for it its use will
revolutionize modern warfare. One
eighth of a pound of this terrible agent is
more destructive in its effect than one full
pound of giant powder, which is the
purest form of nitro glycerine in use. The
explosive force of terrorite is equal in
every direction and whatever object it
touches, under certain conditions, it de
molishes. A shell loaded with sixteen
pounds of terrorite s:riking a modern
warship would cot leave enough of tLe
vessel with which to build a raft.
Perfectly Safe to Handle.
In certain qualities terrorite differs from
any other explosive heretofore discovered.
In its most powerful form it is four to
six times as powerful as ordinary com
mercial dynamite. It is not affected by
shock, jarring, jolting, or other mechan
ical influences. When exploded it is
smokeless. It does not explode by direct
application cf fire, but burns steadily uj
til the heat oeveloped exceeds 2S0 centi
grade, or a white beat. , It does not lose
any of its properties by long storage. Jt
can be made f any consistency desired,
from a semi-fluid to a substance like
Must Have Fire to Explode.
Its inventor claims for terrorite an ex
traordinary value in artillery. He savs
the shell containing it can be fired with a
powder charge, while the fragments of
the containing shell are hurled with ter
rific force in all direction, and over an
area several times greater than that
effec ed by the explosion of an ordinary
powder filled shell. It may be used for
loading all kinds of shells and no change
in the guns, their loading mechanism,
the shells or fuse, is required. It is im
possible to explode terrorite by forcible
contact merely. The contact must be
supplemented by fire. The shells must
be supplied with concussion fuses.
THREE DAYS IN A FREIGHT CAR.
An t'nwilling Traveler Nearly Starved to
Niagara 1"alls. Ont., Sept. 8. When
a freight train arrived from the west yes
terday over tie Grand Trunk railroad one
of the railroad men heard the cries of a
man coming from a box car loaded with
lumber. The car seals were broken and
the man taken out. He gave his name a
Sampson and his home as Boston, Mass.
He said he had been in the car three days.
Oot More Rft Than He Wanted.
He got in at Saginaw, Mich., where he
was employed as a baker until three days
ago when, feeling tired, he climbed into
the car, laid down and fell asleep. When
he awoke the car was attached to a train
and he. found it impossible to get out.
though he made several attempts. He
suffered intensely from hunger and thirst,
and was in an exhausted condition when
The Ladle Were at the Polls.
Grand Rapids. Mich., Sept. The
ladies took a big hand in the annual
school election, and in three wards had
candidates for school trustee. In the
Fourth ward Mrs. Coppens tried to defeat
Fred S. Clark, and was supported by the
women suffragists and the labor ele
ments, but she fell 100 short of
election in a total vote of 1,300.
In the Eighth ward Mrs. - Goodrich was
defeated for re-election by James Cross
man, while in the Fourth Mrs. Andrews
carried the day by 14 plurality. Mrs.
Goodrich was the only lady member of
the old school board and Mrs. Andrews
will be the only one on the new fcoard.
Our Relations with Chill.
Washington, Sept, 8. The depart
ment of state telegraphed to Minister
Egan on Sept. 4, that if a government ac
ceptable to the people had been formed
by the congressional party he should
recognize it and open communication
with its head. Yesterday the department
received a telegram from Mr. Egan stat
ing that a provisional government had
been established on the 4th inst. with
Jorge Montt as president and was uni
versally accepted by the people; and that
he (Mr. Egan) was in very cordial com
munication with it.
Can't Deliver the Wet Goods.
CBETESSE, Wyo.. Sept. 8. Melbourne
failed to make rain here yesterday. He
attributes his defeat to vigorous adverse
winds. This is the second experiment
and is unsatisfactory to the committee,
and some of the enthusiasts are weaken
ing. Melbourne has had two days' grace
and still doesn't deliver the goods, but
complained from the first that the breezes
Senator Hawlejr lenies a Story.
New Haves, Sept. 8. Senator Hawtey,
who was reported Sunday night to be at
Cape May conferring with President Har
rison relative to accepting the place in the
cabinet made vacant by the resignation of
Secretary of War Proctor, says there is
not a word of truth In the report, and
that he has not been offered the place.
Rained 8,000.000 Brick.
Denver, Col,, Sept. 8. Yesterday an
eight-inch water main on Golden avenue
gave way and a large stream of water
pouring Into Epley'e brick yard rained
2,000,000 un burned brick, causing a loss of
Let's reason together.
Here's a firm, one of the
largest the country over, the
world over ; it has grown, step
by step, through the years to
greatness and it sells patent
medicines ! ugh I
Wait a little
This firm pays the news
papers good money (expen
sive work, this advertising!)
to tell the people that they
have faith in what they sell,
so much faith that if they can't
benefit or cure they don't want
your money. Their gttaremtee
is not indefinite and relative,
but definite and absolute if
the medicine doesn't help,
your money is "on call."
Suppose every sick man
and every feeble woman tried
these medicines and found
them worthless, who would be
the loser, you or they ?
The medicines are Doctor
Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis
covery," for blood diseases,
and his " Favorite Prescrip
tion," for woman's peculi r ills.
If they help toward health,
they cost $1.06 "a bottle
each ! If they don't, tuy
Wyoming lot. It's the coming city of Wvom
ing. Has waterworks, electric tights, flouring
mills. Located in the garden of Wyoming
Produced the prize potato crop of the United
States in 1W0. rcr maps and further infor.
mation apply to
MANN & THOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
Woodyatt's Music House-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
This firm have the exclusive sale for thi
3 county of the
Pieirjos etrjd Oro-ars,
WEBER, DECKER BROS., Vv I3EEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANO '
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and Far
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
trA fall line slo of email Moeical merchandise.
J. T. O CONNOR, Proprietor.
No. 117 Eighteenth Stna
This new Sample Room is now open for business. The best of Wine?, Liqnori u'
Imported Cigars always on hand. 1 -J
W are eyealaf Ue moat complete Una of Hardware trrrlaltlas ere eflarad hi leek
Island beside oar regular s ock of staple aad bnOdetsf TTaide
and SI echsnlcs tools.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails. Stum. Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Eto.
TBCIALTUS Climax Cooks and Ranges, "Florida" and! WUaar Hot Vaasr Baataa
taa Btaem Boll.ra, rutw Germ Proof niters, Bconemr " rri, Tk
a aVast boa wart, Plambiag, Copp remitting and Steam T i p tog
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second averme, Rock Island.
The went of my happfam is, I am osinc
And have WAT r:H Pit OOF HOOTS Beau
tifully Poliwhed wliaoat Labor.
ASK IB ALL STOKES FOR FIX-BON
tfiix Stain Ota a New Fuhniturc f mmtl ,
mu Imii Tinmi 4 at th
Wtix Stjmn tour Old Basncra j tnm
Will srai aBT-a cum I rime.
WOLFF BANDC-'K. Philadelphia.
WOLF RANDOLPH. Philadelphia
Surety on Bonds.
BONDSSLEN SUPERSEDED. ' '
Those wbotre required to fire bonds hi por
tions of truM, and who derir to avoid arkine
f nesdt to become their ure'iet. or who may wieE
to reliera friends from fanner obligations aa
bondsmen, or those who i-iny desire ootids and
undertakings reqnired in the cour t, sbotild apply
i?T."2.Dbiettr 10 AMERICAN
SURETY CO-, of New ork, Oa-h Capital
i,0Ai,U. J3f vcriftire cirrnlxr on application.
ED. USBBKKNECUT. Afent.
1712 Second avenue. Rock Island, 111.
Estate of Rnpalle Hartnagel, Deceased.
The undersigned having been a pointed admin
itrior of the estate of Rosalie Hartnagel,
late of the connty of Rock Ie'anti, Mate
of Illinois deceased, hereby gives notice that he
will appear before the county court of Kock
Itland county, at the office of the clerk of raid
court, in the city of Kuck Island, at the Octo
ber term, on the first Monday in October next,
st which time all perron Laving claims againet
raid ertate are notified and requested to attend,
forlhepurpore of having the rame ad)nted. All
perrons indebted to said tr tate are requested to
make immediate payment to the underpinned.
Dated this 13th day of Au list, A. D., lSvl.
J. R. JxHSlO -, Adminiitraior.
OTICE OK FINAL SETTLKMENT.
Estate of William Far ell, Dec ared.
Pa lie do ice is her. b tiven that the urder
rigned. Catherine R r arrell. has tt U ay filed her
final report and retllemei t as tu h in tie county
court of Kock Irland county and that an o.der
has bean entered by eiu court apu oving the said
re.ort unless objections thereto or cause to the
contrary be shown on or before the -Vlb day of
August, A. D. 1891. and upon he ill al approval f
said re i ort the said aititrine E Farrell will ask
for an order of ois ribution, and will also ask to
be dit-cbarged. Ail persons inteieated aie notified
Rock Island. 111.. August 22, 1891.
CATHERINE b. FAKRELL.
NOW 1 I D C" - rsr
Call or tend for circular contlnJiia
the mort marvelous : lire of CoUkQnip
tton. Cancer, Brig s 1 Scrofula
Ecccm. Srpfaill .henmttra Cat
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etc. StOMaaWAant'iriuir i,t mntm.
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the Undine remeHv fo,
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urranl.fev ufs in iviHimmsndir. .
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