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Rock Island Daily Argus.
KOCK ISLAND, SOSDAT, MAIICH 11, 1893.
Single Copies 5 Cent a
Per Week 18 Cent
By BuyingJ Goods
At This Sale.
THE LONDON under the new manage
ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER
and BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
than heretofore. THE LONDON under
the new management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ILL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
-ts buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
e will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01
othing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
5". and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enough room for our
Of nice new
Spring Clothing; and Furnishing Goods
Which will be coming in a very short time,
and we must unload our present stock in
order to get room. We will save you from
2 to 50 per cent on every purchase, loss
not taken into consideration, as we must
ttove the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
B- SAX. ROOK ISLAND. M. C. RICE.
OLD ROMAN TALKS.
What Thurman Thinks of the
OTHEE TEWS ON THE SUBJECT.
Iowa rrolilbitianlttts I'rerent a Man from
Being Temporary Chairman or the Ke
nublican state Convention Alliance
Men In Tennnarc (living the Deraoc,
racy Trouble Hill Starts on Ills South,
ern Trip Weaver or Ilonnelly to Be
the People' Party Candidate Miscel
laneous Politlcnl Points.
CoLUSinrs, March 14. Ex-Senator Thur
man has recently expressed his views on
the question of the presidency to an old
friend. It is stated that Mr. Thurman
thought that "Beyond all douht, Mr,
Cleveland represents the best interests of
the country to a greater degree than is en
joyed by nny living Democrat." Continu
ing, ho presented his views substantially
as follows: "With the people the fanner,
the merchant, the bunker, the laboring
man, as well as the manufacturer Mr.
Cleveland is strong where other Demo
Irats, possibly more brilliant, more suc
cessful, so funis politics enter into and
make what is by some regarded as states
manship, are weak and wavering.
Not ISeateu on the Tariff.
"Mr. Cleveland gave to the country an
administration that for straight-forward
an 1 rigid honesty of purpose has never
been surpassed and seldom equaled. The
very best element iu the Republican party
has been honest enough to concede this
upon -more than one occasion. Mr. Cleve
land has given the Democratic party an
issue an issue which still exists, and
upon whic h the party is united as one
man. Whiie it is true that Jr. Cleveland
was defeat for re-election, ho was not
beaten because of his stand for tariff re
form, but other causes that are not neces
sary to refer to at this time.
Stronger Than Pour Years Aj;o.
"There is to my mind but one course for
the Democratic party to take. Its duty is
plain. In the event that Mr. Cleveland
allows his mime to le presented before the
Chicago convention the right thing to do
would be to nominate him by acclamation
and leave the result to the people, for by
them must the victory lie won. The logic
of the situation points in that direction,
and it is manifest that with the people, re
gardless of party, Grover Cleveland is
Wronger t han he was four years or eight
2 rnrs ago.
Inesiit Like the Western Man Idea.
Chicago, March 14. I. M. Weston, of
the Grand Rapids Democrat, was in town
yesterday. He said, regarding the Demo
cratic candidate for president: "I think
unfavorably of the idea of compromising
on a western man. There are too many of
them.- The Hill-Cleveland fight will not
make: any difference with Cleveland carry
ing New York state, as the Tammany men
are always for the ticket. Hill's opposi
tion to Cleveland is mighty poor- politics
and mighty bad for Hill." In regard to
the Republican ticket Mr. Weston thinks
that Harrison bears the same relation to
the party that Cleveland does to his it
Would be chaos should he be thrown overboard.
The Fellows Who Make triiesses.
"Washington", March 14. Among the
best informed and shrewdest politicians in
the national capital one finds a strong con
viction that the Democratic candidate for
president will be one of these three men:
Senator Palmer, of Illinois; Governor
Boies, of Iowa, or Senator Gorman, of
Maryland. This is the belief of a large
number of Democratic senators, and theso
senators have unusual opportuniti es not
only for ascertaining public sentiment, but
for knowing what the politicians and local
leaders are thinking and doing in nil parts
of tho country.
TENNESSEE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
t Seems I.lktilv to liaise a Lively Polit-
Memphis. March 14. For two years the
Farmers Alliance has dominated politics
in this state. Governor Buchanan is a can
didate for n-. iection, and so far he has re
fused to slate his position on the land loan
and the Ocala demands. A few days ago
his supporters in this end of the state got
together and called for a convention to bo
hold in one week from the day of the meet
ing. Democrats throughout the state have
become indignant, and are demanding that
Buchanan disclose himself. They are ral
lying to the support of Supreme Judge
Chance for the Kcpuhllcans.
Thousands of people gathered in a hall
here last night and denounced Buchanan's
scheme. It is probable that the straight
Democrats will hold a convention and
nominate Tumey and fight the Alliance.
This would insure the election of a Repub
lican governor and might also elect Re
publican presidential electors and thus
throw Tennessee into the column of Re
publican states. The breach between the
Alliance and the Democratic party is
growing wider as the campaign pro
gresses. THE IOWA PROHIBITIONISTS.
Thry are In Politics Very Vigorously
Delegates to Minneapolis.
Des Moines, March 14. The Republi
can county convention was captured Sat
urday by the Prohibitionists. At a recent
meeting of the state central committee,
Mr. A. B. Cummins, a pronounced anti
Prohibitionist, was agreed upon as tem
porary chairman of the approaching state
Republican convention. This action of
the committee aroused the greatest in
dignation on the part of the Prohibition
ists, and they began organizing to defeat
the election of Cummins as delegate to
the state convention. They were there
fore on hand in large numbers Saturday
and accomplished their purposes.
Divided as to Harrison.
Conventions were held in eight Iowa
counties Saturday to select delegates to
the Republican state convention. Four
counties sent delegations pledged to Har
rison, three delegations are anti-Harrison,
and one is unpledged. Polk county, the
home of Clarkson, is against Harrison and
the delegation was instructed for Clark
son as delegate at large.
Senator Hill Off for the South.
Washesctos. Marco. K Senator
held an informal reception last evening at
las apartments in the Arlington hotel.
A large number of friends of the senator
called to tender their farewell greetings
before his departure for the south. He
left Washington at 11:15 o'clock last night
for Jackson, Miss. Among those who ac
companied the senator were Representsv
tive Hooker, of Mississippi; Colonel J. S,
McEwen, assistant adjutant general of
New York, and J. W. Kidgeway, district
attorney of Brooklyn, X. Y. Senator Hill
will reach Jackson at 11 o'clock tomorrow.
He will address the legislature of Missis
sippi by invitation and in the afternoon
will leave Jackson for Birmingham, Ala,
Governor Fifer's Claims.
SrniXGFiELD, Ills., March 14. Governor
Fifer received a telegram from Harris
burg Saturday announcing that the Re
publican county convention of Saline
county had instructed its delegates to the
convention to support him for renomina
tion. The governor claims sixty-two dele
gates out of the ninety-five thus far
Itenpporti onment in Iowa.
Bks Moines. March 14. The Democratic
members of the house and senate have
agreed upon a caucus bill for a re-apportionment
of the state into congressional
and senatorial districts which will be in
troduced into the house and senate. Six
of the proposed districts are Democratic
mid live Republican.
The 1). K. Hill Club.
Kmn:, X. Y., March 14. The I). B.
Hill club h:is taken preliminary steps
toward organizing a delegation to attend
the Democratic national convention at
Chicago in June. T-he Chicago delega
tion will be hmiflsnrnel V liiiifnrmurl nn.l
"Will He Weaver or Donnelly.
Washington", March 15. Jerry Simpson
says the nominee of the Alliance party for
president is likely to be General J. P.
Weaver, of Iowa, or Ignatius Donnelly, of
Minnesota. Mr. Weaver is Mr. Simpson's
first choice, and the Kansas man's next
choice is Mr. Donnelly.
Camion Carries a County.
Pakis, Ills., March 14. At the Repub
lican primaries in this county Saturday
ex-Representative Cannon captured the
delegation, his majority in the county be
ing about thirty delegates.
George L. Miller, of Omaha, is a recent
convert to Senator Hill.
The Wisconsin Democrats will hold
their state convention May 4 at Milwau
kee. Porter county, Ind.. Democrats declared
for Palmer for president, next to Gray,
and free silver coinage.
Jefferson county, Ills., Democrats in
structed theirdelegates to the slate conven
tion to favor Palmer delegates to Chicago.
Mayor Washburne, of Chicago, says, re
ferring to his alleged intention to resign:
"I wouldn't dignify the stories of my in
tended resignation by denying them. A
a matter of fact, though I may die, I will
THE NAVAL APPROPRIATION.
Some Kxtraets From the Keport of Her
AVasHINOTON-, March 14. The report of
Representative Ilerliert. of . Alabama,
chairman of the house committee on
naval affairs, accompanying the naval ap
propriation bill, has been submitted to the
house. The bill carries an appropriation
of S23,firtl5,823, being ?:,4i;T.Slti less than the
estimates and SS,S14.S:;i less than the ap
propriation for the current fiscal year.
Some of the reasons for this are given lie
low: During the coming year very much
less will be needed for the repairs of the
hulls, boilers and machinery of ships of
the old navy. Since July 1, lHi, nine of
these old vessels have been stricken from
the register and still others will be retired
between this and July, ls'.cl
A T.ct-1'p In Navy Construe! Inn.
The appropriations for "increase of the
navy" sincn 1SS7 have been greater than
the expenditures for the reason that in no
one of these years has the progress in ship
building or in the manufacture of armor
or guns been as rapid as the authorities
had reason to hope for and expect. The
authorization of ships has not been un
reasonable and the results of our efforts to
establish plants for building ships, for
armor plates, gun forgings, and the assem
bling of guns have been extremely gratify,
ing. Yet, the work has not progressed as
rapidly as appropriations have accumu
lated. The result is that there will be at
the end of the current fiscal year a very
large sum of money in the treasury to the
credit of "increase of the navy," which can
and ought to lie taken into account in
making appropriations for the coming
A Settled Policy Proposed.
The committee is unanimously of the
opinion that every dollar should be ap
propriated necessary to complete the ves
sels heretofore authorized, and has recom
mended all the money that will be called
for during the coming fiscal year. It also
believes that it should be the settled
policy of congress to authorize the con
struction of one or more new vessels at
each session until we have provided a con
siderably larger number of fighting ships
than we now have, or will have when
those authorized are completed.
Waiting for the Armor to Catch Cp.
The committee thinks we should have
eight or nine more battle ships in addition
to those now authorized, but does not pro
vide for any in the bill, because all those
under construction are behind in armor,
which we have not yet got plants that can
supply fast enough. This difficulty is be
ing rapidly remedied, and we will soon be
able to supply all the armor we want.
Senator Morrill (fit (rally III.
Washington, March 14. The venera
ble Senator Morrill, of Vermont, is crit
ically ill of pneumonia, and the gravest
fears are entertained. Senator Morrill is
83 years old and ha recently been in fee
ble health. He has been in the senate ever
Springer Out of Danger.
Washington, March 14. Mr. Springer
continues to improve and it Is believed
that he is now entirely out of danger. Al
though not yet able to speak -above
whisper he is stradiiy gaining in strength.
OUR ADVANCED CIVILIZATION.
It Breaks Ont in Two More Lynching.
One That or a tiirl.
RatvillBl La., March 14.rr.The lifeless
form of a colored girl was fonnd dangling
frora a tree on the road leading to this
place Saturday morning. ' The body was
Identified as that of a serventMS years old,
employed in the family of W. R. Helmer,
who resides on the Greenwell place twenty
miles from here. She had attempted to
poison a colored man but was reckless as
to who else suffered. Consequently the
Whole of her employer's family was poisi
oned, but they will all recover. She waa
under arrest when a party of men took her
from the officers and hanged her to a tree.
A Miscreant Strong fp.
Carkoltox, Mo., March 14.-An unknown
tramp outraged Mrs. Perreton four milea
from this place. He was arrested. The
inevitable mob gathered and attacked the
jail, but were driven off. The sheriff later
attempted to convey the prisoner to
another town, but the mob got wind of it;
took the prisoner from the sheriff and
hanged him to a telegraph pole. Just be
fore he was strung up he said his name
Fire at Illoomlield, la., destroyed 1200,
000 worth of property; insurance, $125,000.
Bishop Bedel, of Ohio, died at XeW
York city of paralysis. He was over 80
The defense in the case at Darlington,
Wis., of the men who lynched Sieboldt is
that the lynchers were all insane.
The total amount paid out up to Febru
nry 1 for construction and other expenses
of the World's exposition was ,572,8'Jl.
Foreign participation in the. World's fair,
so far as ascertained up to the present,
embraces seventy-two nations and prov
inces. Mrs. Marie Xevins-Blaine says she will
not write her promised reply to the secre
tary of state until he gets on his feet
It is reported from the mountains west
of Chihuahua, Mex., that the Indians
there have recent ly burned an old woman
as a witch.
A colored woman died at St. Louis from
.no known diseji.se. An autopsy revealed
the fact that her skull was an inch and a
Three men, employes of a "Time pay
ment" house at Chicago carried a red hot
stove out of a salonti because the saloonist
had defaulted in payment. . .
The indicted whisky trust officials, with
the exception of Morris and Johnson.
pleaded not guilty at Boston and were
each put under $10,000 bonds
A six-day bicycle race ended at Xew
York with Ashinger leading Lamb only
two feet. Four of the contestants made
more than 1,000 miles: Ashineer. 1.022 :
Lamb, 1,022; Martin, 1,022; Reading, 1,022.
hen a jury at Grand Rapids brought
in a verdict in a will contest in favor of
the lady contestant, her lady friends
made an osculatory assault on the inner'
lawyers most of whom were ungal
lani enough to run away.
Lad 3- Henry Somerset, the noted English
temperance advocate who has been in this
country for months lecturing under the"
auspices of the W. C. T. V.. has started
for home. The W. C. T. U. at Chicago
gave her a highly complimentary "send
Charley Mitchell says he will fight Sul
livan agreeiug to all his terms except the
putting tip of $10,000. He w ill bet ?2,50Of
but proposes to save the rest for the ring
si Je, where he expects to get long odds. It
not he says he will lay it all even with
Twenty-one breweries have been incor
porated at Chicago with a capacity of
2,000,000 barrels of beer annually and a
capital stock of fiO.OOO.OOO as the Chicago
Brewing and Malting association. The
purpose is said to be an advance in th
price of beer.
It is reported at Chicago that A. Gor
don Murray, a Scotchman prominent in
a societyof his countryman, has challenged
to fight a duel E. Erskine McMillan, an
other Scotchman of equal prominence.
The latteifsays he will not fight a duel.but
will make the former "jierspire" before he
is through. The trouble i.; over some ac
counts originating with a recent enter
tainment. Must f;o Without Their Jaily Smile.
SlMi Si nu, March 14. Warden Browne,
of Sing Sing prison, has caused dis satid
faction among the keepers and guards ol
that institution by issuing ordero-to the
effect that no one oennected with the pris
on shall hereafter lie allowed to enter a sa
loon or any other place where intoxicating
liquors are sold.
Author of Kathleen MaTonrneen Dying.
Baltimore, March 14. Xicholis Crouch,
the author of "Kathleen Mavourneen" and
other popular and famous songs, is dying
at his home iu this city. Professor Crouch
is hi years of aire. His mind occasionally
wanders, and he hums the old songs. His
wife and children are with him.
For referring to a subject so unnsaal. bat
it may possess inteMtr some to know
la sold for half the ariee of the other
was not m hat it should be, of eoarae It
would not seU at aU.
Baking Fowder Companies aay nothing
of their exorbitant prices, but talk 000- .
tiaualiy of chemical analysis, Ac
Let the scientists lead the scientist, bat
trt practical women try film, sod.
Judge fur themselves.
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