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Rock Island Daily A mem
VOL XL NO. 104.
KOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, FEBKUAKY 24, ls2.
Slngt Copies S Cents
Per Week 1M Centa
M. C. RICE.
bus e i rua.'!
Our new stock will soon be here.
Cost not taken into consideration. We
will quote you a few prices:
Worth $9.00, $1 1.00 and $12 .00, for
Worth S12.00 and $1650, for
Worth $350, for
Worth $.00, for
Warranted not to rip, worth $1.00, for
Worth $4.00 to 55.00, for
Worth JO cents, for
. . - .27.
Ml other goods sold at the same reduction.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
TO THE PARENTS:
Don't hnvvmir fllnlJ
Jfea's Suits until vou
P our Grand Sprind
ALL GOODS .
Leaders of Low Prices.
SAT DOWN OX MOSES
An Incident in the Conference
at St. Louis.
TEE GE0EGIA MAN HUELS DEFIANCE
Anil the Delegates Reply with tirnans
ml Hisses Independent Action
Jnregon e ConrltiHiou nml a New Tarty
a .od ms Organized I'lanks that
Various People Want in the rial Turin
lctcland's Reception at lletrnit A r
raiiKcmciits for the Democratic National
Convention Political Field Notes.
St. I.oris, Kcb. 4. Mf it isa crime to be
a "Democrat, then yon can take sue out and
hang mo now." Thus, with quivering
frame, distended eyes, uplifted arm, and
clinched fist, Congressman Charles L.
Moses, of the Fourth Georyria district,
hurled defiance yesterday afternoon at t tie
delegates to tlie industrial conference. A
perfect cyclone of groans and hisses, start
ing on the floor and following its track up
to the ton gallery of Kxposition hall, fol
lowed in iiL. wake of the challenge. '-Hans
me now," repeated Moses in a voice that
penetrated the din, and again there was
an avalanche of unnatural sounds, iu the
midst of which, with apparently every
nerve and fibre shaking with passion and
excitement, the Georgia congressman sank
back into his seat.
Means Independent Action.
Ia this exciting episode was made mani
fest the final determination of the dele
gates to this convention to declare in favor
of a third party and an independent ticket.
Moses reached the city Monday at the
head of five delegates from the Farmers'
Alliance of his state who had been desig
nated to act by the state executive com
mittee of the party. CC. Post, the well
known Alliance advocate, had preceded
him with the same number of delegates,
representing the same organization, but
who had lieeu chosen by the different dis
tricts. Moses was avowedly in favor of
framing a declaration of principles and
submitt ing them for approval to the
Democratic national convention, opposing
a third party ticket on the ground that it
might restdt in the delivery of some of
the southern states to the Republicans.
I'ost, on the other hand, is au out and out
third party it e.
Kind of Harmony Moses Wanted.
The committee on credentials gave ft
night ami half of yesterday to the contest
ed delegation, and finally decided to seat
three of the I'ost and two of the Moses
delegates. It was on this proposition that
the tight occurred. I'ost was satisfied, but
Moses was not. In the course of the de
bat W. K. Branch, of Georgia, charged
that while Moses was for harmony in the
abstract, he was not for any harmony that
would not deliver over the farmers, bound
hand and foot, to the Democratic party.
It was this attack that led to the out
break. Later in the day Congressman
Livingston, who had lieeu charged with
being in sympathy with Moses, rekindled
Livingston Issues a "efl.
lie said it. hail leen gossiped on the
streets, at the corners, and in the hotels,
that he was plotting to give the Alliance
vote of Georgia to the Democrats. The
man did not live who would came to his
face and dare make that statement. There
were two thines that no man should touch
unmolested, his religion or his political
principles. Outside of this episode the
day was practically wasted. All that has
so far been accomplished in a half day
Monday and nine hours yesterday could
have lieeu done by a well regulated assem
bly in an hour. Business was continu
ously interrupted with Fongs and story
telliuK, and one indignant granger voiced
the sentiment of his followers when he
protested last evening, after a dozen
stories had been told and songs sung, that
while they were having a pleasant enter
tainment and lots of tun there was more
buncombe than business.
The Proceeding Knitomized.
At the morning session Ij. L. Polk was
elected permanent chairman, and said the
future of the republic and welfare of its
citizens were in the hands of this conven
tion. Miss Frances AVillard and Ben Ter
rell were made vice presidents, and John
W. Hayes secretary. A recess was then
taken, and upon reassembling Miss Wil
lard and Mrs. Lease wereaddexl to the plat
form committee. The Moses incident was
the next in order, arising on the credential
committee's report which was finally
adopted. Propositions to ask for and de
mand the anti-option bill or sub treasury
scheme were laid on the table.
SIMPSON STARTS A LONG TALK.
He Want a 1'erinaneut Census Rureau
Some Platform Demands.
Then Jerry Simpson started a whirl
wind of talk wit h a resolution calling for
the establishment of a permanent census
bureau, with a special division to gather
statistics of interest and importance to
farmers. Keatherstoue opposed it and so
did Livingston, the latter saying that it
would be hard work to Cud money to run
the government for the next four ydars.
It was adopted, however. Then a resolu
tion demanding t he passage of a free sil
ver bill was offered, vigorously debated
and finally laid on the table.
Weaver'. Son ricks the Banjo.
During the debate the argument that
the proper place for this demand for
free silver was in the platform evoked
loud cries to the effect that it would be
there. This being disposed of business
lagged and after General Weaver's son
had done a whistling and banjo act, and
Mrs. Nicholls, of Chicago, had rendered a
long that told how the gold and silver in
the cellars of the White House was going
to be cleared out when the people got to
Washington, the convention adjourned for
Knights of Labor Platform Planks.
The platform committee consists of
eighty men and women representing about
every phase of political thought in the
country, and the pet theories of every re
form body in the country are before the
committee. The Knights of Labor want
a plank, declaring land to be the heritage
of the people, the only title to which should
be occupancy and use, and the taxes on
which should be sufficient to absorb the
"unearned increment'' that is. its rise is
value due to environment and that tnts
shall be exclusive of the tax on improve
Hiei:s. The monetary plank they want is
the old greenback doctrine:, and they de
mand the purchase by government of all
telegraphs, telephones, and railways and
the abolitioH hereafter of such cot jh na
tions. Troll i bi !i an it and Miiglt Taxers.
The 1'rohilht iotiists want a plaiikii'gaiust
the use, manufacture or sale of ."tangle
foot," and if it is adopted w ill probably.
at their convention in June w hich they
will hold regardless of action taken at this
fonfereuce endorse the People's party
ticket, l he single taxers, of whom A. J.
Ftreater, of Illinois, is one of the leaders,
do not believe they can get a plank be
cause the larmers will not consent thereto.
They will lie satisfied with planks against
alien ownership of land, and in favor
of government control of the railways.
Schilling's Complete I'latform.
Kobert Schilling wants the committee
to adopt a short platform as follows:
We demand the issuance of treasury notes
direct to the poopV, which shall lx full legal
lender for nil debts, public and private, and
to tie issued to tho people in limited amounts on
land a?id ot her approved securit ies at a tax not
exceeding tin- average increase of wealth.
We demand non-alin ownership of land.
We demand government control of the rail
roads. and should that not prove satisfactory
in its workings, we demand government own
ership of railroads.
We demand the suppression of saloons. Tho
Kiloon is the eiitiny of society and good govern
ment. Progress of the I'latform Committee.
Committee mi platform organized by
the seJection of Frances Willard as chair
man, and Dr. Alfred S. Houghton, secre
tary. It was decided at the outset that
the proposed single tax and sub-treasury
planks should be ignored. Free and un
limited coinage of silver was unanimously
favored, as were declaration on t he land
ami transportation questions in line with
the platforms adopted at theOcalaaud
Working up the Itoom for Roles.
Di:s Mi.inks, Feb. S4.-A number of
prominent Democrats, including Judge
Puscy, of Council Bluffs; M. M. Ham, of
Duhnquct and Judge Couch and JameS
L. Ilusteil, of AValerloo, were in the city
yesterday holding a conference in regard
to the presidential candidacy of Governor
Boies. The situation in Xew York is con
sidered in Iowa as likely to compel the na
tional convention to go outside of that
stale for a candidate, and in that event
the friends of Governor Boies believe that
he has elements of strength not possessed
by any other candidate.
CLEVELAND AT DETROIT.
l'iiieracy 4.ie the e-l't-eident a
Dl TKoir. Feb. -24. Fx -President Cleve
land was received here yesterday with
great enthusiasm by the Democracy. An
immense crowd cheered him as he wa
driven to Don Dickinson's house, after
being received by a committee at the rail
way station, headed by the acting mayor,
w ho read to him the resolutions adopted
recently by the city council. The air was
vocal with "What's the matter with
Cleveland?' and the reply "He's all right."
A regiment of militia acted as escort to
the Dickiuson mansion, where the distin
guished guest remained until evening.
Reception at Hotel Cadillac.
The office, clubrooms, and ladies' parlor
at Hotel Cadillac had been converted into
n reception room meanwhile, and were
thronged with the flower of Michigan's
Democracy long before the appearance of
the guest. The streets in front of the hotel
were blocked by a cheering crowd. The
cx-president arrived about 7 p. m., Hnd
gave a private reception to the uota'lilt
persons present. At bo'clockjthe receiving
line was formed for the public reception,
and the populace was admitted four
abreast. By 11 o'clock 7,ono persons had
gotten a look at, and many of them a hand
shake from, the ex-president.
Would Not Talk Polities.
The reception was entirely informal.
There was no speaking on anybody's part
beyond individual greetings. During the
day Mr. Cleveland persistently refused tl
be interviewed on the subject of the action
of his supporters in New York, and said
lie did not propose to mix politics with
pleasure. He did not deny that he and
ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio, talked
politics during their visit here. Mr. Dick
inson thinks that the visit has made Mich
igan Democrats solid for Cleveland.
POTTER PALMER WAXES WROTH.
The National Democratic Committee De
mands Too Much, He Thinks.
C'HK Ato, Feb. 24. The national and lo
cal sub-committees of arrangements foi
the Democratic convention have reached
an agreement at last, but although the
local committee has accepted the proposi
tion to build a hall to accommodate 15.00C
people and to lie satisfied with 3,tf.H) tickets
of admission, each member feels as if h
had been coerced by the members of the
national committee into abandoning what
he still regards as the just claims of the
committee for 5,K tickets.
Potter Palmer's Telegram.
Some time ago Potter Palmer sent a
telegram to the national committee, say
ing, "Chicago will do as well for the con
vention in 1MKJ as it did in 384," He was
very indignant at the attitude of the na
tional committee as to tickets and referring
to the above telegram Baid he sent it to
get the committee "out of a hole" and if
held to its strict letter he would build the
wigwam, pay all expenses and give the
committee the key, while the citizens of
Chicago would ask for no tickets. Bright
and Sheerin accepted the proposition,
while Hopkins declared it must be with'
drawn.' Palmer refused to withdraw, but
the foregoiDg arrangement was finally
W III Not Kun for Governor.
Chicago, Feb. 24. State Treasurer Ed
ward S. Wilson announced yesterday that
he was no longer a candidate for the Dem
ocratic nomination for governor. Mr.
Wilson says that the attacks on him by
the Democratic newspapers have injured
his availability aud that he believes a
candidate can be found who has ail the
elements of success.
Russia Buying Gun Stock.
BERLIN, Feb. 24. Russia has ordered
8,000,000 walnut-wood gun rtccks from
bchmitt's saw mills at Lailenbnrg. There
re beginning to be complaints that the
increased use of walnut wood is threaten
ing the extinction of walnut trees.
NOTED LABOR REFORMER DEAD.
A Man Who Was Disinherited by nil
Father for His Opinions.
IIostov, Feb. 24. E. M. Chamberlain, a
noted labor reformer, woman suffragist
and temperance advocate, and who was
associated with Garrison and Phillips in
the anti-slavery movement, died of grip at
his home in Cambridge yesterday. The
deceased came of a wealthy family, but
was disinherited by his father on account
ot his political opinions. At one time ha
was proprietor and editor of The Echo, a
journal devoted to the consideration of
radical and economic questions. In the
early days of the G recti hack movement he
was nominated for governor by the Green
back and l.abor liclorm parties.
The Earthquake in Japan.
SAX FitANCIst ii, Feb. 24 News yester
day by steamer from Japan says; Accord
ing the latest investigations the damage
caused in Gifu prefecture by the great
earthquake last October is as follows:
Houses totally burned, 4,4:1; bouses partly
burned, twenty-three; houses entirely
overthrown, 51 .out-,; houses partly ruined,
3.'(.4."io; lives lost, 4,.i"7; persons severely
wounded. 3.141. Twenty-three hundred
and eighty-eight earthquake shocks felt in
Japan during the past three months, says
i he Japan Mail of Feb. 6, seventy-nine of
which were quite severe.
A Statue to Rrigham Young.
Salt Lakh, Utah, Feb. 24. It has been
decided that Hrigham Young is to have a
statue erected to his honor in this city.
The general idea of the work was taken
from the Gambetta monument recently
erected in Paris, and is to make not sim
ply a statue of President Young, but also
a memorial to the pioneers. It will cost
Chicago, Feb. 21
Following were the quotations on the
board of tiade today: Wheat February,
0Hjnod SUV, cloed s'.V; March, opened Ulc,
closed Wfii.-: M:iy. oj.cned !tte, closed 9 fge.
Corn February, opined and closed 4tC
March, opeu.-d 40 '4 c, closed 40'tfe: Slay,
opened 41c. dosed 4i;B. Oats February .opened
nn l closed -1u; May. opened aud clos3, 31c.
Fort Febraary, opened ill. 40, closed JlLaut
May. opened !1.7- closed fll.."5. Lard
February, opened Si.4Sf, closed JA42J4.
Live stock Pricus nt the Union Stok yards
t'Hlay raiged as foilows: Hogs Market
fairly active and prices 5tililc lower;
sales ranged lit $;l.!K.j4.0 pig. fccaVft
4.Silii;lit, rt.:K4.i: rough packing. t.4.&4.
uiWed, and fl.'-iji.uj heavy packing aud
Cattle Markt-t quitt 011 local and chipping
account. prices -V,!': lower; quotations ranged
at J4. (.'.. sochiii v tuext 1 a shipping steers,S4.'Jt
GM.sn (jootl to choice do. S:i.7.".4.i5 fair to good,
$.J.5.r.t.Tu coiuiiio i to medium do. $3.Mjea.60
butchers' steers. JMi-US gtockers, $i9
au Texas ste- rs, i:U'a,3i feeders, $1.4ft&:t.6l
cows. $1.75& l.7j bul.s. and $3.UU.si6.UU veal
calves. . .. .
fcbeep Market fairly active and prices
steaiy: quotations ranged at $t T5 ft
westerns S4.3taj.Mia natives, and Jo.(Xj.S.75
Produce: Butter Separator.'-SSlJ): dairies,
faucy. fresh, riir:Jc; packing stock, fresh, 14a
10c. Egs Fresh candled, luss off, 1817Ha
per doz. Hre?cd poultry Spring chickens,
fair, good. vWjKii p,.r lb: fancy. Ho; roosters,
6c; uucks lQ13c; gee-e, XQllc; turkeys,
choice, VMt.VZU fair to gool, llf?ll.s$e. Pota
toes Ilei.rons, 2H ,5iSc per bu; Burbanka, aOa
K-'c; Rose, Sialic for seed; Peerless, for
seed; common to poor mixed lota, 22g2)C
Mweet potatoes, Illinois. tl.50JJ3.aj per bbl
Apples Common, $1.3!&l.ai per bbl; good.
$1.7."k fancy. S-oaf'--lo. Cranberries "apo
Cod, $ j.oOCst'i.nu per Lbl; Jerseys, f O0jjA30.
New York. 7
Xew York. Feb. 22.
Wheat Xo. S red winter cash, fl.ns; March.
Jl.'W: ApriL Sl.uv4: May. Sl.li. rn
.'o 2 mixed cx.sh, 4c; March, 4sc; April,
W4c; May. Oat Dull, but steady;
No. 2 mixed rash, c: May, STHc. Eve
yuiet. hut firm; Uscl&.Sl.l: in car lots; 98&tL"4
iu boat loa.ls Barley bad. PorkDull;
mess, S!i.7.Vlii.0H. Ijird Iiull; May, Jd.88.
Live Stock: Cattle-Market firm,' bnt no
tra-ling in re-ves; dressed beef, steady; native
ides, i;i8c per lb. Sheep and lambs
isucep, steady; lambs slow and H per lb
lower; sheep. $V.0U&6.374 pr 100 lbs; lambs,
. 756-7.5". lings -Nominally steady; live
hogs, $4.9.i((45.4(l per lot lt.
The Loral JltrketM.
Office Rock Island Dailt akd Wkeklt Annr I
Kock Island, III., Feb. L'4, 1892 (
Kye tk.si-.. . .:
Bran -K"c er rwt. '
Shipitnff f 1.00 per rwt.
llity TimothT. SH&Sll; prairie, MS IS; clover
$saiO; balcd.lil 50.
Butter Fairto choice, S4c: creamery, 2K&39C.
Esars Freh,!c; packed. 40c.
Poultry thicken, iO&U'i; turkey, lSXc
duikg, K;c: geese, 10c.
FHCIT AND VEGITMILE.
Apple- f 8.'.5Qi 75 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed steers,
44He; cows and npifere, ;&-ic; calves,
fcluei A'Si :5c.
LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICt OFjOTHER brands
SOLD IN CANS ONLY