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oge Island Daily
VOL. XL NO. 26.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1891.
I Single Copies B Casta
Per Wee. KHKbU
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Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ONH
THE DOLLAR and now being sold at slaugh
tering prices. Every dollars worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost.
I What a Picnic
For the Pule !
The grandest opportunity to secure the big
gest bargains ever known or heard of.
STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF AT ONCE,
BOOMERS AT WORK.
Log-Rolling for the National
SOME TOWH (TEST LIKELY A WINNEE
Minneapolis and Omaha the Apparent
I Leaden In the Race The Alliance Sa-
preme Council Closes Its fesslon Peo
' pie's Parly Frospects Bright for What
Votes the Alliance Has Boycott
Declared The Ocala Platform Adopt
ed Crisp Looks Like the Coming
(Speaker of the National House Mills'
Washington, Xov. 23 Very few If any
of the convention boomers at the Arling
ton hotel attended church yesterday. In
fact they were just as busy yesterday and
last night as they were Saturday, using
persuasion, eloquence and all the appli
ances at hand in an endeavor to convince
national committeemen of the advantages
and facilities of their respective cities as
a place to hold the next Republican con
vention. All the claims that the com
petiug cities are urging about facilities,
a id their generous offers of transporta
tion to delegates,- will undoubtedly be a
secondary consideration with the national
c.mituittee, and weigh little or nothing
alongside the qnestion: where will the
holding of the convention do the party the
Arguments West and East.
The earnest, energetic men from the
west from San Fraucisco, Omaha, Min
neapolis and Detroit are very emphatic
ia insisting that the holding of the na
tional convection in the west is almost
e-isential to the success of the party next
year. This seems to be the general senti
ment among western Republicans. On
the other band, Xew Yorkers, in urging
the claims of their city, point to the fact
that Xew York is a very close state and
very close to Xew Jersey and Connecticut,
both doubtful or Democratic, and argue
that it would be political wisdom of the
highest order to hold the couventiou in
Minneapolis Feels Mighty Confident.
The Minneapolis people are hard at work
in the interest of their city, and from the
work accomplished so far they are confi
dent that Minneapolis will be at the top
when the interesting time appears. They
feel certain of receiving not lessthan four
teen vote9 on the first ballot, and have no
fear of falling below that number at any
time. They have been putting out feelers
among their western competitors for good
second place, in case the fight becomes a
long one. and in that event they hope to
make a sortie on their enemies and come
nut victorious. They consider Cincinnati
ibefr most dangerous rival, but do not
think Xew York cares mucn for the con
vention, as the Gothamitesare apparently
not making much of a canvass. San
Francisco Bad Omaha, they think, will
receive six or seven votes on the start, but
they have doubts as to their ability to
make any great Showing in the race. Sen
ators Washbtirne and Davis and ex Sena
tor Pierce will present the claims of Min
neapolis before the national committee.
Foraker Sure It's Cincinnati.
Ex-Governor Foraker arrived in Wash
ington last night and is quaitered at the
Arlington, and bis apartments had a con
tinuous overflow of callers. The governor
said he felt confident that Cincinniti
would wiu the prize. He will make the
address for Cincinnati. The Cincinnati
delegation, though few in number, are
putting forth their strongest efforts in be
half of their city. They are unable to say
what vote they will get on the start, but
think the votes will be pretty well scat
tered, as there are so many aspirants in
CALIFORNIA FEELS ENTHUSED.
So Says Kill tor DeYuung The Delega
tions Holding Meetings.
M. H. DeYoung, of the San Francisco
Chronicle, said last night that California
feels very much enthused over the pros
pects. He thought that the contest would
be a long one, and a great number of bal-1
lots would be cast before a decision was
reached. The question of dint at.ee, he
said, has entirely disappeared in the
minds of the delegations, aud the offers
made by San Francisco and the cheap
rates from all points of the country make
San Francisco a desirable city for the next
convention. The Detroit committee held
a meeting last uigut and report a very en
couraging outlook. They have assurances
of being second choice of a numlier pf
members of the national committee, aid
they think that Xew York, San Francisco
and Cincinnati are out of the race, and in
the event of Xew York dropping out they
hope to gain strength from that quarter.
New York Keported Discouraged.
Kew York, which has been considered
bj the other delegat ions as not making
any great effort for the convention, held a
meeting last night. Ex-Assistant of the
Treasury Charles K. Coon said after the
meeting that they bad exchanged views on
the situation and the meeting was a very
pleasant one. He would say nothing as
to the streugth of Xew York's claim for
the convention. Senators Hiscock and
Hawley and Hon. J. F. Fassett will
make the speeches for, Xew York. The
general Impression prevails that Xew
York Is discouraged over the outlook.
Omaha aad Minneapolis the Favorites.
There is general belief among the poli
ticians here that the convention will
surely go to the west, aed the two favor
ites are Omaha and Minneapolis. Chicago's
lethargy ia taken to mean that she does
not want the convention. Xo delegation
represents the city, and her only induce
ment is that the hall, printing, etc, will
be furnished free. The men who would
vote for Chicago would naturally turn to
Cincinnati, Omaha, or Minneapolis. De
troit and Pittsburg are considered prac
tically out of the race, and figure only as
very dark horses. . ..
END OF THE ALLIANCE COUNCIL.
Closing Business sf the Meeting Pledged
to the People's Party.
ISDIAKAFOUs, Xov. 23, Fourteen mem
bers of the F. M. B. A, among them the
president of the Ohio association, were re
ceived inte the Alliance Ratnrrlsv. thna
Bi-amog a move of r: M. B. A. men into
the other organization. Alliance men
looked for great things from this begin
ning. The supreme council of the Alli
ance adopted the Ocala platform with a
few verbal changes, making the changes
in the sub-treasury plank where it pro
vides that the government shall "issue"
money on farm products instead of "loan,"
and changing the 2 per cent, "interest"
Into "tax." It was adopted with cheers,
general Lecturer Wright, of theTC of L..
addressed the council, advocating closer
union between reform organizations.
Ilegan the Boycott Business.
The council declared the first official
boycott ever established by the Alliance,
It being against the Rochester, X. Y.,
garment makers, the action being brought
about by Wright, who charged that the
workmen at Rochester had been shame
fully treated by the employers, who had
formed a union to fight the labor union.
Wright also said the knights were pre
pared to indorse the Ocala platform. The
McAllister charges against Macune were
referred to the Texas Alliance, and gen
erally denounced as exploded falsehood.
I- I. Duncan, of South Carolina, was
endorsed for interstate commerce commis
sioner to succeed General Bragg.
Will Do Some Lobbying.
It was determined to establish a lobby
at Washington at (2,000 per annum for
each lobbyist to push Alliance measures.
It was determined also to bs governed as
to political action by the February con
fernceof the Federated union. This ac
tion clinches the pledge already as good
as made to support the People's party.
Livingston and other southerners fought
this bitterly, but were defeated. Branch's
resolution demanding that the members
of congress elected by Alliauce .votes
most of them being from the south and
Democrats on most issues was modified
into a "request."
To Help Criup in Hi Fight.
Livingston plainly told the council that
he would bolt the Alliance if the resolution
was passed in any form. His idea was to
help Crisp in the speakership fight. Al
liauce memliers of congress from the
south being Democrats, they had pledged
their votes that is, many of them had
to Crisp, and the first resolution "put
them in a hole," as it were, and the "hole"
is not closed by the modified resolution.
At midnight the council adjourned sine
What the Alliance Ia After.
A prominent gentleman in close touch
with the People's party managers says
that their plan of action for lKKJ is as fol
lows: "The southern states cast 155 elec
toral votes. If a combine is made between
the Farmers' Alliance, white and colored,
a full vote would be had in the south. The
third party claimsth.it it could elect 105
of this number." Then it claims enough
votes north to giveit the balance of power
ia the electoral college, and this would be
used to force the old parties to pass such
laws as the Alliance wants.
THE SPEAKERSHIP CONTEST.
Crisp and 31111s the Leaders Crisp Confi
dent of ucres.
Washington Xov. 23. The speakership
question, now that two leading candi
dates, Crisp and Mills, have come to
Washington, is beginning to be the topic
of conversation here. The outcome of the
recent visit of these two gentlemen to
Xew York seems to have come
up in importance to all expecta
tions. The talk current indicates
that Crisp stock has taken another
big jump upward in consequence of the
Xew York visit. The Crisp men are more
confident than ever and they have been
very confident all along that their man
is a sure winner. They do uot seem to
have a doubt that he will b.; elected on
the first ballot in the caucus. He has
pledged to him. they say, ".07 votes that
can be counled on beyond auy shadow of
Little New Tork Support for Mills.
Mills' visit, to Xew York seems also to
have been attended with important re
sults, but us far as can be learned they
are not wholly agreeable to his friends.
In fact, Miila is sad to have discovered
that he has little or nothing to expect in
the way of support from Xew York. Mills'
supporters, however, are not discouraged.
They still stick to it that their man
will show up at the caucus with
enough vole to elect him All the othet
candidates !iicMillin. Springer and By
num are still in the race, and there
seems no reason to doubt that the two
former at least will stay in to the end.
McMillin'sbackers still think the fight
is so close between M'.lls and Crisp that it
will not be settled on the first nor for sev
eral succeeding ballots. In that event
they believe that McMillin stands by far
the best chance of being selected as a com
Struck by a "rioo" Line Kngine.
Rhinelander, Wis., Xov. 23 Cashier
Kubley. a laborer employed at Woodboro,
this county, was struck by a Soo line pas
senger engine Saturday night and in
stantly killed. " His body was thrown fitly
feet from the track and no mark left upon
it except where bis head struck the fence.
A Countess Cooking FUhballs.
XEW York.Xgv. 23 There is a countess
in this city who is not above cooking fish
balls for a living when necessity bring
her to that dire necessity. She is the
Countess Marie von Stumpfe, and she is
bead cook at the Gold-Brube restaurant
in the basement of 313 Broadway, of
which Benoit Wasserman is proprietor
and Louis Wenkel manager.
Burned a Congressman's Hotel.
CoLUMBrs, O., Xov. S3 A special to
The Press from Cambridge, O., says fire
breaking out there Saturday burned for
six hours, destroying a whole block in the
business center. One ef the buildings de
stroyed is Coneressman J. D. Tavlor's
Berwick hotel. Total loss tlOO.OOU, partly
Killed by His Stepson.
Richland, Minn., Xov. 23. Joseph Col
burn, a farmer who lived near here, was
killed by bia stepson, Charles Peaslev.
I who shot him while the two were quarrl-
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A Mass for Actor Florence.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 23. Cardinal Gibbons,
at the reanest of nnmerona frianda nf tha
late Mr. Flora ce, celebrated mass for the
repose of th soul of the departed today
X ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
The- Globe Xatioual bank. Kalispell.
Mont., capital (5010.), has been authorised
to begin business.
Mrs. Stribling, widow of the famous
Baptist preacher, William Stribling,
jUrd at Jacksonville, Ills.
V Amos J. Cumings, the Xew York states-'
man and journalist, says Crisp is the com-
tng man for speaker of the house.
The barbed-wire trust is a fact. The
Columbia company, of Boston, now owns .
all the patents and has a monopoly.
The Archduchess Louise of Austria-
Tuscany and Prince Frederick Augustus
of Saxony were married with great pomp
A sneak thief robbed the female semi
nary at Rye, X. Y getting about $1,500
in property belonging to the girls at
Drs. McAdam and Boyes, two promt-
Dent physicians of Gardner, Ills., were
caught -in the act of burglary, and are
now in jail. The community is profound
ly startled. .
The pilot brig Culdoon foundered In
the cycione that passed over the Andaman
islands in the bay of Bengal, and with her
went down six British officers and a crew
of thirty-five natives.
The United Press at Chicago has moved
ts quarters to a fine suite, of roams In the
new Herald building, which are fitted up
with all the latest improvement in "light
The shops of K. W. Ros & Co.. Snricir-
fiol.l, O., have l.een so honeycombed by a
smail insect that the woodwork U rotten
ami the buildings, in danger of fulling to
A drug clerk named Bratton. at Colum
bia, S. C, put up morphine forquinine,and
thus caused thediath of the 3-vear-o'd
daughter of Rev. W. C. Lindsay, a Baptist
The Russian czar has issued a ukase
prohibiting theexoort of wheat from that
country, which will give a market for
about 100,000,000 bushels more than usual
of American wheat.
It is said in Xew York that "Billy"
Florence had to renounce the "Order of
the Mystic Shrine," which he founded,
before the priest would give him the last
offices of the church.
William McCoy, colored, will be hanged
at Dnrien, Ga.. Dec 18 for the unprovoked
murder of another negrc, for which crime
his brother was seut to the mines for
twenty years as an accessory.
1 hree lh year-old Swedish girls, named
Gustavson, Don of the same mother and
on the same day, and all bound for Rock-fo-d.
Ills., passed the registry clerk at the
New lork barge office Saturday.
Football games Saturday, At Spring
field, Mass. Yale. 10; Harvard, 0. At
Chicago Lake Forest university, 14;
Northwestern university, 0. At Cham
paign, Ills. University of Illinois. 12;
Knox college, 0. At Detroit Cornell, 62;
Ann Arbor, 12.
A blacksmith of east London who
watched a gang of tough beat a police
man and laughed over it as well as over
h -bobby's" call on him for help "in the
queen's name" is now "laughing on the
other side of bis mouth," having been
fined 40 shillings, besides other costs and
Treated with Indignity by Mexicans.
&AX Antonio, Tex., Xov. 23. General
David Stanley, commander of the milita
ry department of Texas, has received a
written report" from Captain John G.
Bourke. cf the Third cavalry, stationed at
tort Ringgold, who was recently
rreted-',1iKir Guerrero, Mexico, by
Mexican t uflicers and held near
ly two days. The report recites
m detail the indignities to which he was
exposed, and censures iu the bitterest
language the Mexican officers in arresting
him, pronouncing the affair an outrage
and entirely inexcusable. General Stan
ley will refer the report to the proper au
thorities at Washinutrn.
The Brazilian Klectlons.
Rio Janeiro. Xov. 23. President Fon-
seca has issued a proclamation stating
that the elections for congress will be held.
on Feb. 29, and that congress will meet on
t he. U of May, lMr.1 He aUe announces that
the reforms which he desires to. see adopted
is au amendmeut to the constitution es
tablishing an independent judiciary, and
safeguards foi the president's veto, as
well as a limitation to the powers of con
gress and a reduction in the number of
Women Rai-1 a Disrepri table House.
Celina, O., Xov 21 A masked body
of women made a raid upon a disreputa
ble house in Coldwater, O., a village near
Celina. The inmates were horribly beaten
and the house was literally lorn to pieces.
Two of them were taken to a small stream
running through the place and treated to
a cold bath. The participants in the affair
proved to be some of the best women in
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