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Rock Island Daily
VOL XI NO. 171.
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1892.
Single Copies 5 Cemta
fer Weak ISM Cents
HOEACE OR GROVER
SAX & RICE, New Proprietors,
Cask Is fliat Knocks !
You know as well as we do that for Cash
you can buy cheaper than on credit. We
do a strictly Cash Business, and when tra
ding with us you are not compelled to pay
for the loss of bad debts, etc. We have no
Old Shelf Worn Goods in our houseas the
goods of the old firm were closed out with
a RUSH after their failure; we have more
nice new Clothing to select from than any
two Clothing houses in the city. The Lon
don is the only Cash Clothing House in
We have just received a lot of MEN'S
SUITS which are worth
We will sell for
ii ii ii ii
the finest line of Children's Suits,
P0r e best line of Underwear,
P0r 7 best line of Summer Shirts,
the best line of Neck Wear,
h0r the best line of Hats, Go To
ers for President.
IOWA SPEAKS OUT LOUD FOR BOIES.
UlMonrl and New Hampshire Equally
Vigorous for Cleveland A Large and
Enthusiastic Convention of Hawkeye
Democrat Kxtracts from Chairman
Hartley's Speech The Temporary Pres
ident Says There la No Republican Par
ty In the Slate Names of the Delegates
Chosen A Colored Alternate.
Council Bujffs, la., May 13. The larg
est Democratic convention in the history
of Iowa assembled at Council Bluffs yes
terday. Every county was represented,
ver 800 delegates being present. The hall
was crowded, and many were unable to
secure entrance to add to the vigor of the
presidential boom of Iowa's favorite son.
The convention was called to order by
Chairman Charles D. Fullen, of the state
central committee. Prayer was offered by
Rev. E. J. Babcock, of Council Bluffs.
S. D. Wadsworth, of Council Bluffs,
chairman of the county committee, wel
comed the delegates in an eloquent poetic
Delegates Not Poetically Inclined.
His reference to Iowas farms' and fields,
hills and dales, forests and flowers, and
the sweet songs of Iowa's birds was re
ceived rather coldly, but when he began
making insinuating allusions to Grover
Cleveland and Horace Boies the scene
changed and vociferous Democratic cheers
swept over the assembly. He introduced
J. C. Bills, of Davenport, as tempoary
chairman, who in taking the chair said
that there was no Republican party in
Iowa. It was a Prohibition party in dis
guise. Mr. Bills was once a Republican,
and seceded on the Prohibition issue. Frank
Watson was chosen temporary secretary
with a dozen assistants. The convention
then took a recess until 2 p. m.
The Permanent President Speaks.
Upon reassembling the district dele
gates to Chicago were announced and the
organization committee reported J. E. E.
Markley, a young lawyer of Mason City, a
graduate of Cornell and later of the law
department of the state university, and an
eloquent and forcible speaker as perma
nent chairman, and he responded to the
honor with a lengthy speech in which he
said, among other things: "The Demo
cratic party stands today, as it has always
stood, for the masses, against classes, for
equal rights of person and property; for
frugal, economical and honest govern
ment. The policy of the Republican party
is fto longer a secret. Burdens placed
upos? the people because of the exigencies
and necessities of war they now seek to
maintain and augment after twenty-five
years of peace.
The Democratic Folicy.
"Democracy recognizes the
right of taxation to the full extent of the
public need, but we deny the right of tax
ation for private gain. In the year 1SU0
the people of the United States paid to the
support of the national government the
enormous sum of $3:2,275,000 in taxes.
Counting the population of the United
States at 64,00,000 and of Iowa at 2,000,000,
Iowa's share of that tax was more than
f 10,000,000, while the taxes paid by us to
support our state government and institu
tions was only $1,500,000. Individually
we paid to the state 78 cents and to the
national government more than $5. The
state tax we paid to our county treasurers,
and grumbled while he wrote the receipt;
the national tax we paid when we pur
chased" the necessaries of life and
grumbled at the prices.
GIVES CLEVELAND A EULOGY.
Bat Names Boles as the Winning Candi
Proceeding he said: "We venerate the
name of that foremost Democrat of our
times, who, without thought of self,
spread wide the banner of tariff reform
and held up as a faithful, honest and fear
less public servant the full iniquity of ex
travagant and unequal taxation to the
judgment of the people. Greater, far
greater is Citizen Cleveland today more
loved by his friends, more respected by
his enemies than he who occupies the
presidential chair purchased by phillistian
gold by enforced tribute exacted from the
toiling millions of his fellow citizens."
But he closed with a declaration for Boies
as presidential candidate and declared
him a sure winner.
A Colored Alternate Chosen.
J. II. Shields, of Dubuque; L. M. Mar
tin, tf Polk; Edward Campbell, of Jeffer
son, and J. F. Duncombe, of Fort Dodge,
were chosen as delegates-at-large. S. L.
Kash, a colored man, was selected as one
of the alternates. The platform was read
and adopted, after which the convention
Tariff Reform the Paramount Issue.
The platform reiterates the party's de
votion to the principles that all men are
bora free and equal, that the citizen is
best protected when assured of the abso
lute control and disposition of his wages
and substance; all limitation upon the
liberties of the citizens not required in the
interests of good morals or good govern
ment are odious and tyranical; protection
is classed in this limitation, and . the
declaration is made that tariff reform is
the paramount issue in the presidential
The Flank on Currency.
In regard to currency it says:- "Recog
nizing the national obligation to maintain
a sound and honest currency of equal
value In all its forms and of a suitable
volume to preserve a just proportion be
tween its purchasing power and the cost
of the products of labor at liberal wages,
we reaffirm our adherence to a financial
system based upon equally free bimetallic
coinage and oppose all legislation calcu
lated to reduce either of the precious
metals to the position of a commodity
alone by establishing the other as a single
standard for the measurement of values."
Boies Indorsed for President.
After reciting the virtues of Governor
Boies the platform indorses him as a can
didate for presidential honors, and pledges
him the electoral vote of Iowa and un
qualifiedly instructs the delegates to sup
Two States Where the Democracy Is for
SEDALIA, Mo., May 12. The Democratic
state convention was held here yesterday,
the name of Grover Cleveland being
cheered whenever mentioned in the nu
merous speeches. At the noon recess all
the districts met and selected delegates to
Chicago and also named their choice for
delegates-at-large, which was confirmed by
the convention. They are C E. Moffit,
William H. Phelps, C. II. Jones, and
Martin Clardy. The convention was large
and enthusiastic and got through its work
The Declaration on Sliver.
The currency plank is somewhat out of
the usual run and is given in substance as
follows: "We hold to the use of both gold
and silver as the money of the country,
and maintain that the sole function of the
federal government is to ascertain the
relative value of the money metal; and in
case there has been a sufficient fluctuation
in the relative value of the two metals to
make the existing coinage ratio unequal,
we hold that it is the duty of the govern
ment to readjust the coinage ratio and
keep its mints open for the free coinage of
both metals instead of discontinuing the
coinage of either."
Opposed to the "Sherman" Law.
The silver law of 1890 is denounced as
making a commodity of silver; President
Harrison is arraigned as the instigator
and'defender of "all these crimes against
the public welfare" the acts of the Fifty
first congress; tariff for revenue only is the
policy advocated and it is ordered that the
delegation to Chicago shall vote as a unit
on all questions according to the will of
The Cleveland Resolution.
Following is Cleveland's indorsement:
"Believing that Grover Ceveland is
everywhere associated in the popular mind
with this great reform and this paramount
issue, we favor his nomination at Chicago,
and the delegates chosen by this conven
tion are authorized to use all honorable
means ti further and secure the nomina-
L Uon of Grover Cleveland for president of
the United States."
Granite State Democracy.
CoKCOKDy N. H., May 12. There was
one discordant, note in the Democratic
state convention here yesterday and his
name .was Urch. He came from Ports
mouth and wouldn't have Cleveland.
Otherwise the convention was for the
New York statesman first, last and all the
time. Hriwas ruled out of order every
time and finally subsided. The delegates-at-large
jare Harry Bingham, Frank
lones, Alvah W. Sulloway and George B.
Ilmndler, and the platform, while not in
fracting, declares Cleveland a leader un
1cr whom a crownitg triumph will be
nchieved in 1892, The silver plank calls
for a currency in which every dollar is
equal to every other dollar.
MISSOURI AND NEW HAMPSHIRE.
The People's Tarty Convention.
Omaha, May 12. A committee of Peo
pole's party men, headed by Mr. Davis,
arrived here yesterday to see what Omaha
was doing about the national convention.
Davis was assured that the necessary
funds to entertain the convention had been
raised. Mr. Davis asked if the cheap
hotel facilities were sufficient and the
committee assured him that such was the
cu.se. The meeting adjourned to visit the
Coliseum, where the convention will be
Charles Curtis, of Topeka, has been
nominated for congress by the Fourth
district Kansas Republicans.
F. C. Layton was selected to run for
congress again by the Democrats of the
Fourth Ohio district.
There is a "roorback" current in New
York .that Grover Cleveland is soon to
write a letter withdrawing from the presi
dential race, and it is also said that ex
Governor Campbell, of Ohio, will go to
the Empire state at once to look after his
chances as the probable inheritor of Cleve
land strength in the race.
Henry C. Payne, of Milwaukee, says
that H. Sloat Fassett, of New York, will
succeed J. S. Clarkson as the chairman of
the national Republican committee.
.'SPYING ON THE ARISTOCRACY.
An Alleged Anarchist Servant Girl or
ganization. MrsKEAFOLis, May 12. The "servant spy
case" tried yesterday in the municipal
court is attracting wide attention. The
case grew out of the attempt of Catharine
Olsen to collect damages from Mrs. W. L.
Harris, the wife of a leading merchant,
for slander. Mrs. Harris admits having
suspected the girl of thievery and sets up
a counter claim to the effect that the girl
was hired by an anarchistic organization
to play the spy in the families of the rich.
Direct Testimony of Mr. Harris.
Mr. Harris on the stand testified that
the girl had confessed to him that sha had
left his employ at the command of the
"Junior Alliance" by which she was em
ployed at (10 a week.' She explained that
she was rarely permitted to remain in one
place more- than three weeks, and that she
was ordered to Duluth. She admitted to
him that her work was to spy in the fam
ilies of the aristocrats and to report on
their manner of living, etc. ' With this
showing the defense rested and the prose
cution called the girl in rebuttaL
Somebody Vigorously Prevaricates.
On cross-examination Miss Johnson said
that she had told Mr. Harris that she be
longed to the Junior Knights of Labor, but
it was merely an excuse to get away from
the place, as she was doing the work of
two girls at the time. As to the rest she
denied everything and simply reduced the
matter to a question of veracity between
herself and Mr. Harris. In his charge Judge
Elliot instructed the jury not to consid
der the anarchist spy evidence at alL The
case went to the jury at 8:10,aud after half
an hour deliberation a verdict was re
turned for the plaintiff for one cent
Wanamaker Wants an Inquiry.
' WASHINGTON, May 12. Representative
Henderson, of North Carolina, chairman
of the house committee on postofiices and
post roads, has i eceived a telegram from
Postmaster General Wanamaker in regard
to the Leake memorial introduced by
Henderson in the house, which asks lo
an Investigation into the chances alieicet.
against the postomce omciais in relation
to the proposed pneumatic tube service in
Philadelphia. Wanamaker asks for a
copy of the memorial, and urgently re
quests that the committee on postoffices
and post roads will investigate the matter
as speedily as possible.
Arthur's Hen In National Convention.
Atlanta, May 12. The twanty-elghth
grand international convention of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
opened at Degive's Opera house yesterday
afternoon. Four hundred and ninety del
egates to the brotherhood and 280 dele
gates to the grand International Female
Auxiliary are in attendance. Ths dele
gates were welcomed to Georgia in a
speech by Governor Northen and to At
lanta by Mayor Hemphill The annual
addrees was delivered by Chief P. M. Ar
thur, and other addresses were mads. All
the proceedings hereafter will be secret.
COLD DAY FOR THE "DARBY."
Only Three Starters at Churchill Downs
Won by Asra.
Louisville, May 13. The cold, cloudy
weather kept the attendance at yester
day's races somewhat under the usual
Derby day crowd. The track was in fair
condition. Irish Chief and Bashford war
scratched, leaving but three starters for
the Derby and the race was generally con
ceded to the Corrigan entry, as Asra was
not thought to be in condition for a race
at the distance. Phil Dwyer went oat from
the start as pacemaker and maintained the
lead by three to five lengths for half ths
distance. Here Huron and Asra closed
up and the three were well bunched at the
end of the first mile. Coming Into the
stretch Phil Dwyer was done for, and
Huron took the lead by a length from
Azra, When straightened out for the run
in Huron and Azra were lapped and it
was a hammer and tongs race for the last
Won the Race by a Nose.
At the eighth pole they were head and
head . and both driving, and from this
point until the wire was reached it looked
as if a dead heat would be the result.
Azra got his nose in front at the wire,
however, and won by a short head. The
victory was a very popular one, as this Is
the first time in the history of the Derby
that a Louisville horse has won the race.
Time 2:41', Distance, 1 miles.
The other opening day races were won
as follows: Bettina, mile. 1:18; Count
Lore, mile, lt054; Maud Howard, fi
mile, heats, 1:19.
PRODUCE AND LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
Chicaoo, May 1L
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat May, opened
83ic closed Sl&c; June, opened 2Hc, closed
814ic; July, opened 82Jc closed 81 He Corn
Mas, opened and closed 47c; June, opened
tic closed 4343; July, opened c, closed
43c. - Oats May, opened 30.-. closed
jc; June, opened Wc, closed ftfe; July,
opened 2ic, closed 29c Pork May. opened
and closed $.67l: July, oined and
closed $9.T7: - September, opened - and
closed S9.U2 Lard May, opened and
Live Stock-Prices at the Union Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hogs -Market
fairly active: light giades steady: other lota i
lower; sales ranged at $3.83(24.60 pigs. 14.33
4.80 light, 40 rough packing $4.40(3
4.70 mixed, $4.fc34.70 heavy packing and
Cattle Market moderately active, prices I03
15c lower;quotattons ranged at $4.5034.90 choice
to extra shipping steers. $4.1()4.5J good
to choice do; $4.7034.30 fair to good, $3,8543:1.11,
common to medium do, $3.10&agj butchers'
steers, $2.7033.36 stockers, $3.70340 1 Texas
steers. $33534.00 feeders, $1.403380 cows.
$175(33.50 bulla and $10034.' veal cilves.
Sheep Market moderately act ire ani priors
strong; quotations ranged at $4.76(38.13 west
erns, $360(36.35 natives, and $o.0037.0J lam us.
Shorn lots 50375 per 100 lbs below quotation
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. Sic per
lb; fine creameries, 20311c; dairies, fan.y.
fresh. 18c; packing stock, fresh. l'K311c Ek.-s
Fresh, iasc per doz. Live poultry Ctiii.keus,
13c per lb.; roosters, te; ducks. L&313c: turkevs.
choice hens, 13c; young tonia. Uc; geese, $iii
6.00 per doz. Potatoes Hebron j, -KiWOc 1 er
bu.; Burbanks 83336c; Rose, 273c for
Peerless, 2a3tc; common to poor mixe 1 l.:.
20335c. Apples Common. $:.AkVi.j p-r uri;
good, $.5033.75; fancy, $a003tjii.
New Yobk. May 11.
Wheat No. 2 rod winter cash. lttic;
Mar. Hc; June, 91c; July, 91Hc Corn
No. S mixed cash. 59c: Mar.
61c; July, 9a Oats No. 2 mixeJ c :,.
35Hc; May, i5J$c; June, Xic Ke-Vu..u
and steady ; SnaSlc in car lc.ta and Ix.-t
loads. Barley Neglected. Pork yuiot; mes
$1U5U311.09 for new. Lard Cuiat: July
live Stock; Cattle Market opened Arm auJ
10c per 100 lbs higher for all grades, but i
weak; poorest to best native steers, J 4. 40 .;$..
per luo lbs; bulls and dry cws. $1.6" ; J. 75.
Sheep lambs Trade very dull; 1ii.h1
sheep, f".003i.A per l'O lbs; clipped lamb-.
$8.lj36.tCH: spring lambs. SWIU per ib.
Hogs Nominally steady; lire hogs, $4.93
U0 per 1U0 lbs.
What is more attractive than a pretty
acewith afresh, bright complexion t Fo
ituse Pozzoni's Powder.
MNDIANAP0LIS, IND F