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THK AHG' ,S, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER .18-1891.
Highest of ftll in Leavening Power. U. a GVt R Txrt, Aug. 17, 1889.
TILLMAN AMD POLK
Do the Talking for the Alliance
A QUESTION OF TRUSTS C01IES UP.
The Point relng Whether the Crane"
Has Not I'ailen Into the II amis of H 1
f Great Enemv Sunie Intimation of
niarfcmail Ali Afl-tat The Alliance
Editor anil the National Valon Com
pany A Matter riincipaily of "Ads"
Other Cnrrent Topics.
lNDIAS.roUS,Xov. 1! Tlie first session
of the supreme council of the Alliance
was held in Tomlinson hall yesterday
morninir. whc-re the delegates were el
welcomed by Mayor Sullivan in a few
well-timed remark. J. F. Till man, inem
ber of the exe-utive coinniitt;, was then
introduced and addressed the delegate.
He referred to the fact that this was the
first meet iuir of the National Alliance on
northern soil, and spoke of the erowth of
the orcanintion and the demands which
it had formulated in the conventions, lie
referred - to the legislation of the past
twenty-five years as destructive of the
farmers' interest and wa3 especially vig
orous in his denunciation cf the "billion
dollar" co nereis, the tariff and the trusts.
In W hich The? Slightly Differ.
His dennnciation of trusts hardly
agreed with the remark made by an edi
tor of the Keform Press association, who
said during acouversat ion that "this thing
of trusts depends on who the trust is." In
which connection may be stated th?
charges that are being made regarding
that great trust, the National Union
company. It is circumstantially charged
that a rim? has been formed between the
jote trust, the Union Cordage company,
and the National Union, which is an or
ganization formed by the state agents of
the Alliance. The jute trust controls the
Taw material from which cotton bagging,
the binding twine, and other produce
in which the farmer Is interested are
made, and the Union Cordage company
controls the mannfac nred product.
Foundation of the Charges.
The charges are made by Kelley. of New
Tork, who claims to have documentary
evidence that will corroborate all he says,
and be propoes to bring the matter be
fore the council and demand an investiga
tion into all the facts connected with the
combine. State Agent Wilson, of New
York, in an interview last night said that
be did not know on what Kelley basd his
charges but he had been credibly inform
ed that Kelley had approached members
of the National Union and intimated that
he could I induced to withhold the evi
dence and prevent the proposed scandal
In the organization. The matter will be
ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT POLK.
- lie Recites the Demands That the Farm
ers Are Making.
The welcoming addresses and re
sponses, with sundry caucuses, was about
all the business transacted during tbe
day. At night a meeting was held at
which President Polk delivered his An
nual address. He began by calling atten
tion to tbe grave responsibilities which
rest upon the members of the supreme
council, and predicting glorious results
if the power of the Alliance was wisely
directed. The speaker, after presenting
an argument showing discrimination
against the agricultural classes, proceeded
to state their demands saying:
ive demand governmental control of trans
portation; we demand the retention of onr
public domain for the use of oar own people;
we demand the prohibition of gambling in fu
tures of agri'-ultural and mechanical pro
ducts. Free Coinage of the White Mrtal.
"VTe demand -the free coinage of silver; we
demand that no class or interest shall be taxed
to build up anr other class or interest; we de
mand the eleCion of United States senators by
tbe direct vote of tbo people; we demand a
graduated tax on incomes; but, more import
ant than all these, broader and deeper than all
these, the first of all tbeee, is the transcenden
tally paramount demand that our national
bank system be abolished and that tbe peo
ple's money shall be issned to the people direct
by the government at a low rate of interee t
and in sufficient volunio to meet the require
ments of our growing populatiop and trade.
The fcupretne Itte Mated.
Tbe supreme issue before the American peo
ple is and must lie financial reform. These
powers and functions, designed by the fram
ers of our oonsti ution for the benefit of the
people, and which have been steadily usurped
and appropriated by corporate and monopo
listic combinations, must be restored to
the people, to whom they rightfully belong.
This can be done only through persistent ef
fort, unswerving fidelity to principle and har
Bionions united action.
Tbe Third I'arty Seotiaaent.
The third party sentiment is believed to
be growing in tiie Allinnor.aod an incident
occurred yesterday which is construed to
mean that Secretary Tillman has fallen a
victim to tbe prevalent contagion. He
came here wit h his address already printed,
and it contained a caustic review of the
third pay movement, but when he deliv
ered fcia , address -Jie omitted that part
Opposing the tHab-Treaaary Selieme.
V. 8. tcAHster, of Mississippi, chair
man of Jtfie national executive committee
of tbe atiji sab-treasury Alliance, arrived
yesterday with another delegation to de
mand a' change in the policy of the Alli
ance on this subject. In speak ing of his
mission last night be was very emphatic
in denoanqia))tue sob-treasury (.heme.
Tbe Collier' Strike ia Prance.
Paris, Nov. 18 The 00a 1 miners of the
; Pas-de-Calais district, who struck Mon
day, say that they eaa support themselves
for three weeks. They then count spon
assistance from Euglish miners. If nec
essary they will appeal to the government
to bring pressure upon tbe employers. IV
U stated that nearly all tbe ,00t miners
--4a tbe district are eat. t
IS AMBITIOUS OF BEING HANGED.
Tlbe Curioos Case o i Youth fal Murderer
la Ei fclunil.
LoXDOV, Nov. lb At the inquest yes
terday over the remains of Lawrence
Salter, 14 years of age, an apprentice on
board II. Al. trainiug ship Boscawen,
who was kilh'd Monday at Weymouth by
being pushed over the cliff facing the
sea by nnot ter apprentice named John
Wise, 15 ycar-i of age, belonging to tbo
same ship, tl e jury rendered a verdict of
willfnl murder against Wise. This case is
attracting iihusuhI attention from the
fact that W.se seems to be a fiend in
human form 'vlio delights in murder, and
is pleased at t ie prospect of being hanged;
and also because the young criminal.
claiming to be of Amerieau parentage, as
serts that be hris previously murdere.1
another boy by drowning him. Wise in
telling of th ) manner in which he had
killed Salter, laughed heartily and re
marked that Tvtrry squirmed lovely."
Prohnb') a Hom.ridal Maniac.
Later Wise said, that he drowned the
other boy he had muidered by pushing
him into the water and holding hiiu
there until drowned. The body, he added,
had floated away, and he (Wise) said that
he had felt ever since that he must kill
somebody On lund so that the finding of
the body woul 1 prove that the story he
told was true. t ise in conclusion said
that he bad nt thing against Salter, but
that Monday was the first favorable op
portunity be bid bad of committing an
other murder, and that he embraced it as
the only way cf getting hanged. Wise,
who is supposed to be suffering from
homicidal mania, is being examined by
Dr. Forbes Window, the noted expert in
GOTHAM'S SUPPLY OF WATER.
Rainmakers "I'.ust' a Hole In the Sky
anil I'todnce a Deluge.
NEW Yokk, Nov. 11 A special from
Croton Landing N. Y., to The Commer
cial Advertiser says: Several men em
ployed by a fireworks manufacturing con
cern arrived here y?sterday morning for
tbe purpose of "making rain." They
brought with tbtm an outfit of explosives
which were to b. fired iuto the clouds.
The first shot was with 200 poundsot explo
sive. Almost immediately after entering
the clouds tbsre was a great rift, and a
perfect deluge of water began falling.
such an outpouring as would fill every
stream to overflowing within a few hours.
Fell Bit: lit into Croton Dam.
The explosion was made directly over
the dam and tl e torrents of water that
fell insure a grea , increase of quantity of
water thereabouts.- lieports Iroiu adja
cent territory are to the effect that rain fall
extended over an area of about a squaro
mile, the down pour being reported as
tremeodous. the supply of water for
New York City is derived from Croton
lake and this fa l will greatly allay tbe
fears o f a wnt er lamine which have pre-
vaiieu ior several days past.
ALASKA KICKING UP A ROW.
A Demand To lie Made on Congress for a
PoET Towssexd Wash., Nov. 18. Re
ports are current Lere of serious trouble
which is said to become more pronounced
each day in Alaska. The people of Alas
ka are asked by the Juneau Morning
Record in an article to meet in conven
tion and prepare a bill for a territorial
government suitable to the needs and con
ditions of tbe couiitry. Tbe people are
indignant over son e of the unjust prac
tices of the appointive officers nnder suc
cessive administrations, and want a
r- macks Pomew hat of Rebellion.
The Record favc rs a bill to be pre
sented to the people of Alaska for their
approval by ballot, then forward it to
congress and iletuan 1 its approval by t hat
body. Alaskans i;re advised by The
Morning Record to rise as one man and
unfurl the motto .Alaska for Alaskans,"
to elect their own julicial officers and re
sist all processes emanating from officials
whose tenure of office is under organic
THE MISPLACED SWITCH
It Again fieta in lis Work Two Men
Kilit-d anil One Seriously HurL
Omaha, Nov. 18. A special from Fair
mont, Neb., says: A a accident occurred
yesterday on the Burlington by which
Conductor Barnhouse and Brakeman
Hulber lost their 1 ves and Edwin C.
Hardy, an Omaha t raveling man, was
severely injured. A freight train was
standing ou a side tr ick near the station
wating for a mixed train. Tbe switch
was set wrong and tbe mixed train
crashed into the rear end of the freight.
killing the conductor and brakemau of
the mixed train ami giving all tbe pas
engers a very seveie shaking up. A
sleepy brakeman is at fault.
That Mail Coot piracy Case.
Omaha, Nov. 18. In the United Suites
court yesterday the demurrer In the case
of tbe United States against John C.
Newton ' and -M-F. Oi ford was overruled
and tbe case will now f o to trial. Newton
is tbe president of the Des Moines and
Kansas City railroad and he and Oxford,
it will be remembered, were indicted for
conspiracy to defraud tbe government by
overloading tbe mails during the weigh
ing time when tbe governroentdetermined
tbe compensation for tl e year.
asana Charters Extended.
- WABRiMiTOW, Nov. 1& The comptroller
of tbe currency's certificate extending tbe
corporate existence of tbe following na
tional banks issued yesterday: National
Hank of Cynthiana, JCy,, to Nov. 30. 1011;
People's National bank of Ottawa, Kan.,
to Nov. 39, 191 1, and Fir National bank
of Kmporia, Kan., to Nor. 14, 191L
. nilun ilia ,UOO.OOO Mark.
Washinutos, Nov. 18 At tbe close of
busiiesH yesterday the treasury depart
ment had redeemed fil,S4 7,160 4J percent,
bonds, leaving outstanding to, 967, 15.
Secretary Foster Again Ex
presses His Views.
TALK TO GOTHAM'S BUSINESS MEN.
The Silver Question the Harden of the
Address An Admission That the Whole
Science or Finance Was Not Known a
Few Years Ago, and Is Still Somewhat
Obsenre Roth Metals Keceatary for
Use a Money Tower of the Secretary
of the Treaanry.
New York, Nov. 18 The 123 J. annual
dinner of the New York Chambar of Com
merce, which was held at Delmonico's
last evening was, the most successful and
largely attended of any yet given by that
body. Men who control the commerce
of the metropolis and of the country were
present, while interspersed among them
were men prominent in politics, in war,
and in the professions. The large dining
hall in Delmonico's presented a beautiful
picture when the dinner commenced, the
decorations beiui; very elaborate. Covers
were laid for IS2 guests. CbarlrtsS. Saiith,
president of the chamber, presided. At
the speaker's tabe were Secretary of the
Treasury Foster, Hou. Carl Schnrz, Bish
op Potter, Hon. William L. Wilson, Gen
eral John M. SchoAeld. Rav. Charles A.
Brigjjs, Hou. Channcey M. Depew, Hon.
John Uigelow, Samuel D. Babcock. Hon.
E.lward S I.acey, Hon. Frank Hiscock,
Eiward t Leech, David M. Stone, Gen
eral O. O. Howard, Hon. Enoch I Fan-
cher, Cptain Henry Erben, U. S. N., and
Hou. Thomas II. Carter.
Foster Talks of silver Again.
President Smith called the guests to or
der and in a brit-f speech introduced the
Hon. Charles Foster, secretary of the
treasury, who spoke substantially as fol
lows: To maintain jiarity liotween gold and silver
is the fixed policy of the government, bccniir
we all realize its supreme importance. But
when we come to the question of what policy
is the best to pursue to maintain t his tiw-ired
condition serious differences of opinion arise.
Wc are all co:u)ie!lcil to admit that we have
learned something by the experience of the
past sixteen years on the subject of silver.
Prior to 1S41 we hail many thinking tieople
who believed that our financial structure
should be liascd upon gold alone. It is now
agreed on all siiles that gold alone furnishes
too narrow a liasis upon which to conduct thu
money affairs of t lie world.
Makt-M a Candid Admission.
Fifteen years ago people who were supposed
to understand the question of finance indulged
in the pro;.hocy as to the fall that would folio ,
the coinugo of four and a half millions silver
dollars per rui-uth. I voted for this measure, 1
confess with g.vat misgivings. I now say frank
ly that if it had lieen proposed to coin 3),0iUP(.O
of stiver dollars in twelve and a half years I
should have v; tisl -No," and yet I did vote for
6 va.-t a sum of silver dollars. We have coined
not only hmihihi. but have reached the Sum
of over 40u.ii.,i of silver dollars. We have,
lidrs. purchased 70. tMMWO of silver bullion at
c1UiU value and iiaid for it with an issue of
sn.Kii.iiiiif new treasury notes, yet the parity
THE QUESTION OF THE DAY.
An4 the Secretary's Opinion
The question to consider now is: What policy
will result in the least strain on our resources
and Ul require tbe least resort to the exercise
of these extraordinary powers conferral on
those in authority to maintain the policy of
gold and silver? In my opinion, with all drr'
power, natural and conferred, with all onr re
sources applied to their fullest extent, we can
not maintain the parity of the two meta!s if
the policy of free coinage of silver is to pre
vail. Applause. I am firmly of the opinion
that the parity of the two metals can be main
tained nnder the present policy. The present
indications are that the balance of trade with
foreign nations during tbe next two years at
least will require gold shipments to us to pay
the balance in onr favor.
Parity l-nder Two Conditions.
Vndcr such conditions the work of main
taining the parity will not require tbe exercise
of the extraordinary resources of power.
Kven if the balance of trade should turn
against us, wtilch seems to me quite impossi
ble, I believe we would weather the storm and
preserve parity. But under free coinage silver
would take tbe place of gold in settlini; bal
ances. If the price of silver were advanced
from less than 1 an ounce to $1.2) all the sil
ver for sale in the world would be directed to
this connf ry. To maintain a parity under sue h
conditions would he a task requiring more
than our vast resourivs.
Now, Gentlemen, Whai'll You Have?
In my opinion the practical question for
you to consider is which of these two policies
do you prefer? I know yon have expressed a
desire for the repeal of the present law, and.
as I understand it, you do not propose to sub
stitute a law or any kind. In other words,
you propose that silver shall take care of itself.
I have not given much thought to this phase
of the subject, because 1 don't believe congress
will indorse your views. But I think I can see
clearly that if the government goes out of the
market the prii-e will drop; perhaps it will be
a large decline, in which event the task of
maintaining the parity will be embarrassing
Cold Too Narrow a Rasis.
Believing that the good sense of the business
world m the near future must be brought into
harmony with us on the proposition that sold
alone is too narrow a basis on which to build
the world's financial strutsure, I have much
hope that tbe best judgment of all concerned
will create a 1 letter and more extended use of
silver, to be followed by international agree
ments by wlm a the parity of the two metals
may be maintained. lApplauae.
Relily to a Pointed Oueet ion.
After the applause which greeted the
conclusion of tiie secretary's address had
subsided Mr. Smith asked Secretary
Foster to di fine bis actual powers as to
tbe issuing of treasury notes for gold.
Secretary Foster answered: "The resum na
tion act confers authority upon the secre
tary of tbe treasury to issue bonds to any
extent be may feel called upon to do. To
increase, to maintain, or (o decrease
hla gold reserve. Tbe act of July
14, lotw, commands me to preserve
the parity between gold and' silver. It
has always been the custom in this coun
try to pay its obligations in gold. There
fore, should there be any trouble about
this and tbe present hundred millions of
gold reserve fund were called out or en
trenched upon, it is within his power, un
der the law, to issue bonds for gold up to
6 per cent, and replace or increase that
; ' Still After' the Train Robnara. " '"
Chicago, Nov, 1H The Chicago, Mil
waukee ana. sat. l'aut train robbers bare
succeeded so far in MnMHliniT tViir 1. tun-
tit V, , The detectives employed by the
railroad and the express companies are at
maoh at sea as wuen they first took hold
of the case, and all (heir, efforts, to ua-
canu a uew mat wouia torow any ugui
pon the case have been fruitless. -'
' - Palo Alto Trots a LtgMalag afllo. t"
Stocs-tok, Cat,: No 18-Palo ; Alto
yesterday trotted a stile in tt, .-4
a;- tl ? r-A - .
Talk's cheap, but when it's
backed up by a pledge of the
liard cash of a' financially re
sponsible firm, or company, of
world-wide reputation for fair
and honorable dealing, it
Now, there are scores of
sarsaparillas and other blood
purifiers, all cracked up to be
the best, purest, most peculiar
and wonderful, but bear in
mind (for your own sake),
there's only one ''-guaranteed
blood-purifier, and remedy for
torpid liver and all. diseases
that, come from bad blood.
That one standing solitary
and alone sold on trial, is
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
If it don't do good in skin,
scalp and scrofulous diseases
and pulmonary consumption
is only lung-scrofula just let
its makers know and got your
Talk's cheap, but to buck a
poor medicine, or a cpmmon
one, by selling it on trial, as
" Golden Medical Discovery "
is sold, would bankrupt the
Talk's cheap, but only " Dis
covcry " is guaranteed.
Is not a cormetic In the unse In which tfart term
Is popularly Deed, bat pertnar.ently benntifiea. It
creates a soft, smooth clear,elve.y skin, and by
daily use gradually makes the complexion cevtn'l
shadee whiter. It Is a constant protection from
tne effects of sun and wind and prevents son
burn and freckles, and bltckhead will never
come while )oo nee It. It cleanses the face far
better than soap and water, nouiishes the skin
tissues and thus prevents the formation of wrink
les. It gives the freshness, clearness and smooth
ness of skin that oo had when yon was a little
girl Bvery lady, yonsgor old, biigLt to use it,
as It gives a more jorthful appesrance to any
lady, and thet permanently. It contains no acid,
powder or alkali, and is as beimless as dew and
a nourishing to the ekra s dew is to the flower.
Price $1 00. at alldimrsltts and hair dresrers,
or at Mrs. Gervaise Graham's tstahlisnrrent, ICS
Post street. San Francitco, wheie she treats la
dies for all blemishes cf tbe face or figure. La
dles at a distance treated by letter. s td stamp
for her little book "How to be Beautiful."
SAMPLE BOTTLE mailed fn-e to any lad on
receipt of lOcentsin stamps to ray for joatage
and packing. Lady agents wanted.
Cures the worst cafes of Freckles. Sunburn,
Sauownets. Moth rotcbes. Pimples, and all f kin
blemithes. Price SJ1.&0. Harmless sue ef
fective. No tample can be sent. Lady agents
THE DRUGGIST m th's town who first orders
a bill of my preparations will have ha name ad
ded to this advertisement.
My preparations sra for a ale, by-wholesale
uiuauui iu vmcagu anu every cuj nc?i ui il.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measureCaiid make
Prices as Low at the Lowest.
AU kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Finecnatom-made pants from S3 to $10.
raOB Second Avenue, Bock Island.
Over Loosley's Crockery store.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
occseds tbe Xellne Savings Bank. Orgoniaed.USI
S PLB CIT. 1ITIBST Pi!8 CI DlfSSTI
: Organised ander Bute Laws,
Open from 9 a. m. to p. sod Wednesday and
Satamay nights froaa T W 8.
PoBTBa BaunHBs, - - President
H. A. AiaswoBTK, - . Tice-Fresident
C.t.H..awaxbnii7K)i8: . casbie,
Porter BUuaer, B. W. Wbeeloek,
" C.A.Rose, H. A. Alneworth. '
Q. B. Edwards, W.U.Adams,
. Asdiew FribarK, " o. F. Uemesway, '
7 Hiram Dart mi.
BUY A BUFFALO
Wyoming- lot. It's the oomln ottT of Wyora
ln. Has waterworks, electric liard ts. ooartos
Bills. Located in tbe trardea of Wrooaine
Produeed tbe prise potato ero of the Unihtd
States In ItttS. ror anaps sod turtber infer.
MASS 4 YQQaT. BeCalo, Wye,
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive Bale for this county of the
Pietrjos eird Orcrais,
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKED BROS., WBEELOCK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & (X) 'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
V7 A foil line also of small Muical merchandise. Wc have in onr cn.j.loya fiiv. c'.-t- P u -r
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co,
Manufacturers oi FARM, SPRIK6 AND FREIGHT WAGGKS
A. full and complete line f Platfoim and other Sr'i'K Wrcens, crpeciany ficej:. c to tie
eaters trade, cf rnperior woikmtni-litp trcl Ci,irh. illusin tc rike Lin lrei it
application, tee the MOLINE WAtilK btfcie punbar-ici;.
tKCOBPOBATZO TJKDKK THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Sitarday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. P. REYNOLDS, Pres. F C. DENKXANN, Vice-Pros. J. M. BCF0HD, Cfli:e:.
P. U. Mitchell, K P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmann. John Onbsneh, II. P. ErL.
Phil.MitchtlU L. Simon, B. W. Hnrst, J. M. Bsford.
Jacksob A Hubst, Solicitors.
Cy the oi
3rBegsn business Jalj8, 180, acd occupy the rontheast corner cf K:tct. i: & Lji.ii -
C. Qf RAZER.
f, -J AWTHHACITE COAL-!
-l.'J 'III " "
C. O. D.
AL laanary Work sons on short notice.
A specialty ef Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
vjgor of nm
- Casll. Outoklv. siormanonthr Moatorod.
jam aaoaataa, aseoiiia-r. atto an
tne train of evtis from early etToraoriator aaoaiam,
raaoua or orarwora, airaaaaa, worry, ota. rnu
transto, osveloiwent, and tone a-ven to evorr
oiaa and portion or the boor. Btmple, natural
nrataoaa., lmanoaiato taaproTomeat ssob. VaJlura
teosaaltiie. LUCO rafereneea. Book, "rlinitt f
win laRaiani rreo jtoaresa
. BtStC MtOtOML, OO.. SurFALO, M. v.-
W. C. MUCKER,
Having purchased tLe
Property which he has had ni:ti fur tte ka
tel basiness, is now prepared to actoc
modate transient gO'-ste-
Dav and Regular Boarding
at very reef onsble pre?.
Be Is also engaged in tbe
at the sameplace with s choice lot of GroccrW.
Farm produce a f pecalty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
lar-Firstclass wsrk atd fit.-! atttitie
Leave Tour Orders for
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-TT . T . -r-x'cj
Cor0rteTtaUltUe.t sd Tenth
T.laphoBS No. ISMk
H. F. LAMP Manager