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"Some men are born great.
Some achieve greatness, and
Some have greatnesslthrust
Upon them." SIIAKSPE ARE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's Clothing get the best. It is
easier, too, to achieve the London Com
pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
NOTE THEIR NEEDS.
Wants of the Trans-MississiDDi
TWO DECLARATIONS AS TO SILVEE.
One of Which Seems To Be a Little
Mixed Governor Hubbard Would B.
Happy with a Lot of Deep Water Lrglt
lation A Call for Completion of the
Hennepin Canal President Harrison
Expresses Himself Over a Box of A mar
lean Tin-Plate Illinois Farmers' Flat,
Omaha, Oct 22. There were two reports
ot the committee on resolutions of ths
Trans-Mississippi congress yesterday:
The majority report contained a resolution
on the silver question, being the same as that
rassed at the Denver meeting, lothe effect that
the national congress be petitioned to restore
to silver the place given it as perfect money by
the framersof ihe government; 1 hat congress
shsuld attempt to bring about international
resoguition of silver as money, and that nego-
tations suonirt be completed with the Spanish
ASurican nations for a common currency for
tilt estern continent south of the Dominion
Disposition of Arid Lands.
The majority report also included a resolu
tion that it was the sense of the congress that
all arid lands should be ceded by the govern
ment in trust to the states or territories in
which they are situated, with the provision
that the proceeds of the sale thereof shall be
dovoted to school purposes; and that, further, i
t naiinnal .m..m...... . 1. 1 1 1- l .. ;
proprmtions as may be necessary to mace un-1 ui iciw,uu
der irrigation those lands which have been j that th0 state supply the same at actual
settled upon as agricultural lands, and proven cost; demands election of president, sena
uaat therefor. tors and postmasters bv direct vote of the
A reculiar Minority Report. I people; asks for free delivery of mails on
The minority report included resolutions that farms, and finally agrees to encourage the
ent tinancial system should not be dis- growth, in this country, of the constitu
aud also that the national congress ents of hinder t.wino htr hnvinc? th.
association, altera nam aay's work, closed
its business last night and adjourned. It
did not decide to join the People's party,
but adopted resolutions which includes
much of that party's platform. The min
imum age for membership was fixed at 10
years, and the following officers were
elected: President, N. M- Buruett, of De
witt county; yice piesident, Charles
Palmer, of KiLhland; secretary, W. K.
- Chicago, Oct. Zl.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today. Wheat No. 2 October,
opened H-c, closed t3sc; December, opened
IMc; closed 654c; year, opened K34c, closed
Kb-j. Corn-No. z October, opvnal MHc
closel MHic; November, opened 49c, c!osedJ
4!ic: year, opened 4&4c, closed 4374c. Oat.
Bond; treasurer, Jonas j No. S October, oiienel , closed i4c;
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xuuia, ui .uuiwn; executive committee opened and closed 4e. Pork December.
J R. Gulick. of Champaign: F. M.
Palmer, Hewitt; C. M. Sargeant. Shelby,
and the piesident and vice president ex
oflicio. PUH jf the Kesolutlnns.
The substance of the resolutions is as
follows: The association denounces the
state board of equalization for failing to
appraise corporations highenough; declare
for taxation of mortgages and notes, and
pledges itself to vote against any on. who
does not agree with this proposition; con
demns the proposition to grant further
time to the Union Pacific; declares for
free silver and an income tax; denounces
the "surreptitious" demonetization of sil
ver in 1673, and demands that the money
of the country shall be issued "direct to
the rtoople" in large enough quantities to
permit of doing the business of the coun
try on a cash basis, and be legal tender
for all debts.
Watered Stocks Denounced.
Denounces the "watering" of stocks: op
poses bounties to sugar or ships; also op
poses monopolies, including therein the
liquor traffic, and demands the repeal of
all revenue and license laws; demands the
election of farmers to the legislature;
wants dealings in "futures" prohibited;
should restore bimetallism by reopening the
mints to the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver into standard money. These, together
with other portions of the minority report of
ttie committee on resolutions were deferred for
discussion later. Thomas Merrill, of Montana,
then read the invitation of the mnvor and
board of trade of Helena to the Trans-Mississippi
congress to hold a session at Helena in
lSSC, succeeding the session at "New Orleans.
Mr. Merrill begged for a favorable considera
tion of the invitation. A delegate from Utah
extended an invitation for the congress to
meet at Salt Lake. It was decided to post
lone the consideration of the question to the
New Orleans meeting. .
Discussed Deep Water Navigation.
The discussion of deep water navigation was
A Liar, Thief
men who use the American
OF A PREACHER.
of a Woman
Pnt on Trial.
Catskill. X. Y., Oct. 21 The case ot
the Rev. Harry W. Gsorge, the Leeds
preacher accused of bavin; been instru
mental in causing the death ot Miss
Lottie Townsend, was called in conrt
Tuesday. Much trouble in getting a Jury
is anticipated, so a special ventre of 100
has been called. The case excites wide-
! spread interest. Dr. DeGrand D. Erway,
then taken up, Governor Hubbard, of Texas, j who was indicted with Mr. George, will
leading off. He said that the Question was one
affecting not only Texas, but the whole repub
lic. Ile.could remember when represeutatives
of the southwest had to bend on their knees be
fore the federal congress to ask for the favors
that might fall from the rich sum's table the
crumbs of Lazarus. He alleged that there hBd
been discrimination made against the west by
the national congress. Not until the men of
the west united in their entreaties and de
mands did they bring the whole union of
states to their side and get an appropriation
for deep water improvements at Galveston.
Soundings at Galveston.
Galveston, under that appropropriation. was
proceeding with the work, and in three or
four years the depth of water desired would
be attained. He told what had been accom
plished without being given aid at the mouth
of the Prazos. He had thrown down the line
himself and found the water fifty feet in depth
outside the jetties, and between the jetties
twenty-five. (Jovernor Hubbard complained
of certain features of the federal laws on the
subject of harbors, and replied to adverse crit
icisms that had been made on the construction
of the jetties. He called attention to the fact
that they were constructed by the same en
gineer who constructed the jetties at the
mouth of the Mississippi.
Other Kesolntions for Debate.
Governor Hubbard had not completed
bis address when the noon hour arrived,
and resumed at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Aside from the silver question the reso
lutions deferred for debtte are:
That congress be asked to pass legislation to
prevent mining lands from falling into the
hands of railroad corporations; that only such
emigrants as desire and are fit for American
citizenship be allowed to land fin our shores,
and that the United State courts be given ex
clusive jurisdiction over naturalization; that
congress should provide for the immediate
completion of the Hennepin canal; that the
interstate commerce laws and all such laws
are an interference with commerce, and should
be r'Tx tiled; that the interests of the western
st.v. s demand an outlet on the northwest coast
of the Gulf of Mexico, and that harlior im
provements at Galveston should be vigorously
THE PRESIDENT ON TIN PLATE.
Some Comments on the Reception of a
liox of American Tin.
Pittsburg, Oct. 24 Last week W. C.
Cronemeyer, of the United States Iron
and S;eel Tin Plate works at Demmler,
Pa., sent to President Harrison a box of
tin manufactured at the Demmler works.
Yesterday morning Mr. Cronemeyer re
ceived the following letter from Presi
dent Harrison, dated Oct. 19.
Mt Dear Silt I have your letter of Oct. 15,
and also a box of bright tin plutes which you
send as a specimen of the product being turned
out bv the United States Iron aad Tin Mate
company. I have no skill in determining the
cbarater of this work, but to the eye it seems
to be eminently satisfactory, and 1 thank you
for this evidence that a new industry has been
established in the l nited States.
Things He Cannot I'tnlerstand
I can not quite understand how any Ameri
can can doubt that we have the mechanical
skill and business sagacity to establish success
fullv here the manufacturer of tin plate. No
other country certainly surpasses us in the in
ventive genius of its citizens or in the business
sagacity of its capitalists. It is surprising to
me that any patriotic American should ap
proach this question with a desire to see this
great and interesting experiment fail, or with
an unwillingness to accept evidences of its sue
cess. It will be a great step in the direction of
commercial independence when we produce
ouf own tin plate.
home Other Reflection.
It seems to me that nothing, unless it be
lack f faith in the maintenance of the pres
ent law, can tnwan tnis aesiraoie acmev
aunt. I can understand how our success
ihsuM be doubted and our failure accepted
with satisfaction in ales, but I cannot un
dcrstand how any American can talA: that
vi$w of the question or how he should always
aobroach even' evidence oi tlie successiui
taklisbment of this industry in this country
w ith a disosition to discredit and reject it. It
tlit great experiment is to fail, our own
people should not add to the luonincaUon oi
failure the crime or rejoicing la lt-
THE ILLINOIS FARMERS.
They Conclude Their Business, Elect Of
ficers, and Adjourn.
BPRISGFIKLD, Ills., Oct. 22. The state
assembly of the Farmers' Mutual Benefit
not b3 tried until the next term of court.
Harry W. George is about 40 years old.
He was born in a small town in Maine.
His parents were honest. Christian peo
ple, yet from his own confession be has
been a thief since childhood. He calls
himself a kleptomaniac At the age of 1?
he joined the church, and even then he
was unable to control his mama.
The Prayer of tbe Wicked," Etc.
He prayed God to help him, he said, but
went on stealing just tbe same, lie
thinks he must be crazy. At last he en
tered tbe miuistry,but be didn't stop steal
ing. He came to New York and patron
ized a faith cure establishment. From
the faith cure establishment Preacher
George went to a church in Brooklyn as
its pastor. Then be was called to tbe
Dutch Reformed church at Leeds. There
he continued to lie and steaL Among
his congregation was a beautiful girl
named Lottie Townsend. Her mother was
dead; her father had married again.and she
bad become a governess in the family of a
Mrs. Xaylor. About a year ago Mrs.
Xaylor went on a trip to Europe, leaving
Lottie without a home. Preacher George
took her into his house-
Climax of His Criminality.
Mrs. George left the bouse and went
home to Rockford, Ills. When his guilt
and ber weakness could no longer be con
cealed tbe parson called on bis friend, Dr.
Erway, and begged bim to help bim out.
Tbe doctor consented, an operation was
performed, aud Lottie died. Last Febru
ary the grand jury indicted both George
and Erway. A few days later they were
arraigned, and George pleaded guilty.
Afterward New iork friends employed
counsel for bim, and bis plea of guilty was
withdrawn. He also claimed that his con
fession made in the newspaper report was
false. He has since been stubborn and
opened $8.50, closed tS.W: January, opened
$11. K closed til May, opened $11.50, closed
$ 11.81. Lard November, opened $6.25, closed
Live stock Following were the prices at
the Union Stocks yards today: Hogs Mar
ket fairly active on packing and shipping
account, but feeling easier, and price. 610o
lower, sales ranged at $2.U0&4.15 pigs, $8.70
4.3!Iigut, $a8S,4.(l5 rough packing, IM
4.40mixed, and $4.1034.55 heavy packing and
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account, and prices favored buy
ers, especially for common and medium quali
ties; quotations ranged at JO.untB.20 prim,
to shipping steers, t-SAW good to
fancy do, $3.4MjU!S common to fair
do, t3.6UQ4.23 butchers' steers, t2.00QS.75
stockers, $2.M3.10 Texans, $2.6034.80 rang
ers, 2.50a3J feeders. $L5Ua3J0 cows, $LS0
3.00 bulls and tiSU&S-W) veal calve.
Sheep Market fairly active, and price
unchanged; quotations ranged at $3J0A
4. H0 westerns, taSOJJ&itS natives, and t&SOd
5. dU lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, Sloans '
per lb; dairies, fancy fresh, O&SSa paoklnc
stocks, fresh, 13J14c. Eggs Loss oil,
Sue per doz. Live poultry Old chickens, tkift
per lb; spring, 11c; roosters, 554jo; young
turkeys, lu&luttc; old. t&3c; ducks, s&tto;
spring, SHlUc: geese, $mnaAJO per dos.
Potatoes Home grown, &50c per saok;
Wisconsin and Michigan, fair to choio. 28
30c per bu: sweet potatoes. Illinois, $L50O
1.75 per bbl: Jerseys, $i.50&i7i. Apples
Common, tl-75 per bbl; good. J-i-W.iio; choice
to fancy, S3.5 3.0Jl Cranberries Cape Ood,
fancy, $tt.l2t7.0J per bbl; common, $i.75jk
New York. Oct. 2L
Wheat No. S red winter cash, $1.05)4: Oc
tober. $1.01; November. $1.03; December.
tLW'i January, tl.06Ji Corn No. 1 mixed
cash, IV4sS'itic; November, ft'-c: Decem
ber. 4?ic: January, &$c. Oats Dull but
steady; No. 2 mixed cash, 3oc; November,
; December, 3fific Kye Neglected.
Barley N"ul?cted. Pork Dull; new mess,
UUM. Lard Quiet; December, $41.60; Jan
Live IStx-L: Cattle Market opened steady,
but closed wt ak at a deciiue of luc per 10Q lbs;
Texans and Coloradoes, $3.15(3.90; bulls and
dry cows. $l.S)ft-'.T5; Sheep and Lambs
Sheep, stead) : laiubs. slow at easier values;
s'.ieep, $3 75i).( per 10J lbs; lambs. $5.2&&6.15.
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs, t4.45jfr5.25 '
per 1L0 lbs.
FATAL WRECK ON THE
to Have Been Caused by a Mali
Monmouth, Ills., Oct. 23 There were
four lives lost by the wreck on the Bur
lington just outside this place Tuesday
evening. Tbe officials of the road assert
that the accident was caused by the mali
cious displacement of a switch at the pot
tery works, some one having drawn a pin
there with tbe object that was accom
plished. Part of the train took the siding
and tbe other cars weut on the main
track, the result being that, five cars
were derailed, thrown on their sides, and
the engine was wrecked. The killed were:
George Courtney, foreman of engineers; A
A. Emery, engineer; Mrs. George Allen,
of Lauioui, la.; T. A. Johnson, of Avon,
Ills. Courtney was riding on the engine
to see how' it worked, it beiDg a new one.
hei-iously Injured Victims.
Those seriously injured were: W. P. An
derson, fireman, of Galesburg, Ilia., ser
iously scalded and bruised: John Burner,
farmer, Forreston, Ills., lost left arm; T.
J. Kirby, slock dealer of Lenox, la., left
arm off; S. V. Cooper, Corning, la., scalp
wound and band iuiured; Lewis n igers,
of Oakland, Neb., bruised on left side;
Agnes Miller, Brook field. O., cut over left
eye. Seventeen persons were slightly hurt,
their injuries consisting of cuts and
bruises. Mrs. Allen, who was killed, was
sitting with her husband, holding her
baby iu her arms. Tbe baby was thrown
across the car and slightly cut on tbe
Dead, the husband was uninjured.
Frank Collier Breaks Loos. Again.
Chicago, Oct. 22. Frank Collier, the
lawyer who has been confined in tbe in
sane asvlum at Dunning for several
months, made bis escape yesterday
morning by breaking away from bis at
teudant aud jumping into a buggy that
was standing near the asylum gate. A
woman whose name is unknown
was In tbe baggy. the gave
tbe reins to Collier, who drove rapidly
toward the city. The asylum authori
ties gave orders at once for a chase and
Tbe total cost of mail transportation for
the past year was $39,014,155.
Dr. Franklin D. Clark, an old resident
of Chicago, committed suicide by aspbyx
iatiou. The tax rate for state purposes in Hit-'
nois is 33 cents on each $100. Last year it
was 36 cents.
Tbe First Xational bank, of Madison, .
Me, capital (75,000, has been authorized
to begin business.
Secretary of State Chapleau, of Canada,
was stricken with heart failure, and la in
a critical condition.
Tbe recent earthquake in California
started a number of springs flowing.Jsome
hot aud some cold water.
The czar has given S. 003,000 rubles from -his
private purse for the relief ot the famine-stricken
people of Russia.
A misplaced switch on the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul railway, near
Boone, la., injured several persons.
Two laborers were killed by a smash-np
ou the .Wabash railway at the suburban
village of Forest Hill, near Chicago.
John Bardsley, the convict ex-treasurer
of Philadelphia, declares that no criminal
intent ever tinged any act of his, either
public or private.
The warehouse of Bard well, Robinson
& Co., Minneapolis, sashes, doors and
biind", was burned. Loss, $100,000; in-
The supreme court of Wisconsin has de
cided that the city of Barron is the legal
county sear of Barron county. This was
deuied by Rice L ike.
The steamship Edam, which broke her
screw ou ber trip across tbe Atlantic, has
arrived safely at Quienstown in tow of
tae Cunarder Scythia.
The Knights of Labor have won a strike
against W. J. Lemp, brewer, of St. Louis,
and signed a contract that requires three '
month s notice o: abrogation.
Professor lichen, of Jena university.
who went to Corsica to study the geology
aud topography of tbe island, has been
arrest ed by tbe French as a spy.
The tmtoms receipts at New York for
the first twenty days in October were
t.Ji a. against $11,433,273, for the cor
responding period last year.
Thomas A. Williamson, who Is to be
hanged at Sedalia, Mo., Oct. 81, has
wriiteu to the governor asking him as a
favor to permit tbe execution to be Dublin.
also notified the city Dolice.