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Rqck Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XL. NO. 196.
Our sales for the
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY JUNE 11, 1892.
I Slngla Copies B Cent
1 Per Week 13 Cent
LAST 10 DAYS
Confirms our opinion that the Tri-Cities
needed a first-class
When we bought the stock of the bankrupt firm
of Joseph & Leveen from the sheriff, we did not
like the stock which the defunct firm carried, but
we wanted the stand the building the finest cloth
ing building in the west.
We did not come here to get rich, only to get a
fair interest on our large capital invested.
We buv for
SIPIOTI ICIA SiH
thus enabling us to buy cheapest.
We sell for SPOT CASH thus enablin g you to
We have one price, treat all alike, refund the
money for the asking, and carry the best, the nicest,
THE NEWEST CLOTHING
which money and skill can procure.
The largest assortment in the Tri-Cities.
The finest line of Underwear.
The finest line of Straw Hats.
T he finest line of Negligee Suits.
The finest line of Fancy Vests.
You can get anything in our Immense Clothing House that is kept by any
Join the procession Look, investigate the new firm.
Sax & Mice, Proprietors of
Underselling EVERYBODY on, EVERYTHING.
WINS HANDS DOWN.
Benjamin Harrison Captures
the Republican Prize.
SETTLED BY A SINGLE EOLL CALL.
Texas Car,ts the Decisive Vote and the
Totals are: Harrison, 535 1-6;
Blaine, 182 1-6; McKinley 182.
Woleott Kamea the Man from Maine ami
His Partisans Raise tlie Roof
With a Ipinnnstration of
Col. Dick Thompscn, of Indiana, Takes the
Lead for the Hoosier Candidate and Is Fol
lowed by Dcjicw Who Eloquently Eulogizes
the President McKinley Tiies to Stop the
Roll Call ar.d nominate by Acclamation but
Woleott Insists on Fig' ting to the End A
Speech from Mrs. Foster The Vote in
Detail- Recess Taken.
MlXNK.troi.is, June 11 Harrison's
friends were right. They had the votes,
and the president "got there" yesterday
tifternoon with both feet, and on the first
tinllot his vote being about fifteen greater
than the astute John C. New and "Long"
Jones and others of his managers have
claimed forhim. There were 5331-6 for Har
rison 1S2 i-c fur Blaine, IS:.' for McKinley, 4
for Tom Heed and 1 for Bob Lincoln. The
183 lor McKinley was the last effort of the
president's opponents to start a stampede
that would nominate some other man.
Opening the Last session.
The late work of the previous night
made the delegates tardy in assembling
yesterday morning, and slower getting
ready for work; besides, there wi re a num
ber of conferences in progress on the floor
011 the one side to make some sort of
combination that would defeat Harrison,
and on the other to meet everything in
this line that might develop. The Harri
son men were very vigilant. They had the
watch set everywhere and were on the
qui vive In fact "The moon and I are
very wide awake," was their song. But
the rap of Chairman McKinley 's gave
brought the delegates to attention and as
soon as silence was secured liev. Wayland
Hoyt did the chaplain's duty.
settled the Credentials l ight.
The prayer was concluded at lljfj and
immediately afterward the chairman an
nounced that the friends of the minority
reports on credentials would make no
further contest, but permit the commit
tee reports to ro through in toto without
usins up more time. This was cheered
and the business was settled by acclama
tion. So the convention had reached
what it was there for; aud the chair an
nounced that nominal ions were in order.
Michigan delegates asked that the nomi
nating speeches be postponed for fifteen
minutes while they retired for consulta
tion. This was granted and the delega
tion evidently decided not to present
Mrs. J. Ellon Foster Speaks.
While the consultation was going on a
communication was read from the Wom
an's Republican association and Mrs. J.
KUen Foster, president of the organiza
tion, took the platform and addressed the
convention. She expressed her gratitude
at being permitted to speak to the conven
tion and eulogized the Republican party
as in spite of all scoffers the party of
great moral ideas. She was proud to "be
your comrade in the American march of
progress out of the old world barbarisms
into twentieth century civilization."
Speaking of the plans of her association
she said they were in the ranks to stay.
A Shot at Prohibitionists.
Continuing she said: "We do not seek
recognition in the party in the interest of
nny one of the many reforms in which, as
individuals, we have a part; we believe
moral reforms should be carried on out
side of party lines in the broader domain
of humanitarian, of piuiant hropic and of
Christian iff rt. Not every one who cries
reform is a reformer. When a would-be
reformer dec! ares that he will inaugurate
political chaos or help enthrone political
wrong in order to bring individual opin
ions or even c mvict ions into greater prom
inence, thai mau or that woman follows
neither the teachings of philosophy nor
the commands of Scripture."
A Reference to Wyoming.
She closed w ith a statement that the
Republicans had given the women all the
progress they had so far obtained. Wyoming
was admitted as a state by Republican
votes, Democratic voting solidly against
it. A spirited eulogy of the party closed
her address, which was loudly cheered.
As Mrs. Foster retired chairman McKinley
announced that the order of business was
nomination of candidates for president of
the United S ates. A loud aud continued
cheer enabled the delegates to let off some
of their suppressed emotions and enthusi
asm aud the clerk began the roll of states.
THE f.'AINE MAN NAMED.
Woleott, of t'oloraiio. Sets the Shuuters
The was no response until Colorado was
reached, when Senator Woleott rose aud
when bis cheering friends had quieted down
proceeded as follows:
Mit. On Sinn A 5 and Bestucsuui am the
Convention: The Republicans ..t the west
sometimes differ with the Republicans of, tins
esssaa to what is wanted. On this occasion
there is a remarkable difference between the
genuine Republicans of the west and the genu
ine Republicans of the east as to who is needed.
The western BepnbUrsns know the man they
want, and hit nam 3 is lsfc.in. Sixty seconds
of eh . , j-;,,. greatest American now liv-
hi-- I del -at idgtit years ago because the
party whi ii he led aud honored was tarn by
liss,rd, anl because fraud Ulamphed.
Ch rs. We meet today to undo the wr roir.
and to present to onr uncrowned leader the
pledge of oar unswerving devotion and the
assiu:iee of a vie:, ry in November tornado
of applause that will obliterate in his heart
and ours the memos, y. f past defeat.
Tl i pre t: sally an agreement among the
ccleitates of this convention, certainly among
th dclegsti s whose opinion should be followed,
th ielegateefr m the Beputal can states, as to
wh i- leader shall ). and that expression
would today receive almost unanimous voice
were it not I .: s mfstaki n feeling among some
of our ssBodates thi : the best wal of office
is a persona uift. The welfare of our beloved
party, Mr. chairman, is of infinitely greater
importance than the nomination or vindication
of any person within our rank-, and when the
roll of statesi's called I believe it will 1
remeuilxM-ed that the obligations of the office
are repaid solely by a faithful performance of
the duties, and that manhood aud independence
are not bartered among good men for the em
ohmients and honors of public station.
Our candidate. Mr. Chairman, has never boon
the president of the United States. Be will be.
Great dueling. But if he has not yet occu
pied that Ugh Office he has by his devotion to
his party mad.- Republican presidents possible,
aud ho Baa (raided two administrations with
hi- sagacity aid faithfulness. We are respect
tl and honored abroad. We owe it to his state
craft. We ar- gathering the republics of all
America together in lmnds of closest friend
ship. It is becaass he devised, planned and
shaped the policy. We are pn te. ting our own
' people on the farm an l in the workshop, and
by concessions are indnring the nations of the
world to open their markets to our products.
His far-seeing au i discriminating vision saw
the possibilities ot" roeiproeity. Cheers.
There is no public measure since the days of
reconstruction which has tended to the ad
vancement of our country with which his name
is not idea titled sad when the history of this
generation of the repahtte shall he written, his
name will stand foremost among statesman.
Xo official title or station can add to or de
tract from his fame. But we may at least let
history record that all we had to give we gave
with loving and loyal hearts. The lcst gifts of
the world arc not t 1 th. sc who seek them. Our
votes are to 1m- cast for one who is almost every
Republican - candidate except his own. For
my part I rejoice that the opportunity is given
me to cast my vote for a nominee who seehs
every! long f r his country and nothing for
himself. And the same devotion to the nation's
welfare which has guided him in his public life
for nearly a generation, insures his acceptance
of ar.y duly which this convention may impose
For many months there has N-eii apprehen
sion in the pnh.Hr mind respei ling Ills lieallli
and strength. It is gratifying to lie able to
state- that the fears which mov.-d us were
groundless. For our country's sake and his
own we could wi-h that he were again the
y. ,,mg and ardent lead r who-? light has flashed
fa countless battles, and that his youth could
be renewed hk.- the eagle's. Bsperience, how
ever. Mr Chairman, comes Only wiih ripening
years, and though time hastfaged his hair with
white the same unconquerable will and
lofty patriotism still dominates his being.
Th-years i f struggle in public servi.-ehsve
left their impress. bug he sf.il Ttmrtn to us whs
love him. the emlkdiment of all that is bright
est and best it American statesmanship, and
mellowed and brightened by the creeping
hours of tfa we tl ank God that heisstill able
and equippe 1 1.. give the people of the state- an
administrati-m which shall not only protect
our own cRfBecs,but loofeingbsyond the confines
of our iwn 1 1 ndere shall embrace the well
being of all Americans.
With our reputation for fealty and devotion,
it is to us a matter of c imperative indifference
wh.. shall be chosen to lead the Democratic
hosts, bnt we trust they will again renominate
their prophet of tariff, reform ia order that we
may demonstrate how short a life heselaader
and calumny, that our country may rtpair the
wr..ng of Issi. and that we may stamp with the
seal of final disapproval a policy which could
lead only to Impoverishment at home, and
which br eight u- only Contempt and dish -nor
And so Mr. chairman, in the hour when vic
tory is nt hand we turn to the intrepid leader
who has shaped for this party the policy
whih has lifted it above the danger of further
defeat, and to those of us who belong to the
younger element of the jmrty. who are content
to jollow and not to lead, and who ask onlv to
tear their share of the harden and defeat of
the day. he stands our ideal-our inspiration.
His name is engraved on all our hearts in liv
ing letters that shall never fade-the brave,
triie-hearted and great. There is r...t on.-Re
publican whe will not follow where he leads.
With loving faith and trust that Providence
will long spare him to a people wh.ise
grateful homage he has earned, and whose
a ffoetior.ate devotion he possesses,
we pledge our unfaltering and loyal support
to Jani.-s (t. Blaine.
The close of his speech was marked by
a scene of enthusiasm -that has never been
surpassed In any convention,
Seconding speeches were made by ". R,
Mollisun. colored. if Mississippi; Warner
Miller, New York, and Downing, of Wyoming.
THE OLD MAN ELOLUEMT.
Col. Dick Thompson First Names
risoa Depew's Oration.
The roll call proceeded and the next
state that answered was Indiana. Depew
was to have been the first proposer of
Harrison. Bat it is not every day that a
man of national
reputation can, at
88 years of age,
make a speech to
nominate a presi
dent of the United
States. So the
wild when the
'venerable but vig
orous Colonel R.
W. Thompson was
called to the stand.
He is always a
a. w. Thompson. general favorite iu
Republican convention0, and his recep
tion must have gratified him. His
speech was short. He alluded
to Wolcott's speech by saying
he candidate whom he would name
did not seek elevation by the detraction of
any other great Republican, the sentiment
eliciting cheers of approval. "I nominate
for the presidency of the United States,"
be concluded, "the warrior statesman
The Address of t'haunrey M. Depew.
An enthusiastic scene followed. When
order was resumed the roll call went on
until Michigan was reached. No response.
'What's the matter with Alger?" asked a
southern delegate. Still uo reply. Alger
evidently was not in it. The convention
cheered. "New York," cried the clerk.and
as the well known face and figure of Hon.
Chauncey M. Depew was recognized as he
rose a loud cheer swept over the hall
again. His speech was as follows:
Mil. PllKSl:iK.r AND liE.NTI.KMES OF TBI
Convention - It is the peculiarity of Re
publican national conventions that each one
of them had a distinct and inten ting history.
We are hero to meet conditi ns and soli e prob
lems which make !h;s gathering noi only no
exception to the rule 1 at substantially is new
departure. That there should tie strongest.
victions and their earnest expressions as
to preferences and policies js char
acteristic (,f tho riyhts of individual
lodgment which is the fundamental
principle of Republicanism. There hav sheen
occasions win- the result was so sure that tho
delegates coul t freely Indulge in the charm
ing privilege 1 favmitism and i f friendship.
But the situation -,v: ich now . .uironts us de
mands the ezercis ol dispssdoaate judgment
and our best thought and experience. Wo
cannot venture on nacertain ground or en
counter obstacles placed in the pathway tt
success by our- --iy -.
The Democratic pan vis now divided, but
the hope of the possession of power once more
will make it in the final battle more aggres
sive, determined and unscrupulous than ever
It starts with litti en states secure without an
effort, by ptoccssca which are a travesty upon
popular government, and if continued long
enough will paralyz - institutions founded upon
popular suffrage. It has to win four more
states in a fair fight, states, which fa the
vocabulary of politi s. are denominated doubt
fuL The Republican party must appeal to the
conscience and the judgment of the individual
voter in every state in the union. This Ufa
accordance with the principles upon which it
was founded, and the objects for which it eon
tends. It ha- accepted this issue before and
fought it oat wiih an extraordinary noatina
auce of suc-ess. The conditions of Republican .
victory from lsflo to 1880 were created by
Abraham Lin ofa and UlyssesR 'Irani.
They were, that the saved ropu'dic should
lx" run by it- saviors; they were the emanci
pation of the slaves, the n construction of the
states, the reception of those who had fought
to destroy the republic back into the fold,
without p Dailies or punishments, and to an
Cipial share . ith thi se who had fought for and
saved the nation, in the soiemn obligations
and inestimable privileges of American citi-
1 ship. They were the embodiment into the
institution of the principles for which 2,000,
'HOof men ha 1 fought and ' MM1 hail died.
They were the restoration of pub ic credit, the
restunpt on of specie payments and the pros
perous condition of solvent business.
For twenty -five years there were names with
which to 1 onjure. and events fresh in the pub
lic mind which were eloquent with popular
enthusiasm. It needed little else than a re
cital of the glorious story of its heroes and a
Statement of the achievements of the Repul
lican party to retain the confidence of the 10
ple. But from the desire for change which is
characteristic of free governments, there camo
a reversal, there ante a check to th progress
of the Republican party and four years of
Democratic administration. These four years
largely relegated to the realms of history past
Issues, and brought us face to face with what
Democracy, its professions and its practices
The gn at names which adorned the roll of
Republican statesmen and soldiers are still
potent and popular. The gr. it me suras of
the Republican party are --ill tie- best of thai
lii-tory of the century. Th-- Tnsr Trusted anil
unexampled story if BepnbUcants a :u its
promises and in its acnievemontfl stands
unique in the record of par ties In governments
wi.i h are bee. But we live in practical
times, iacin-.- practical i-sues which effect tho '
business the wages, the labor, and th" pros
perity of today. Toe campaign will be won or
1 st. not upon the 1 sd re, ,rd ofTOnei K.TV.lk,
OT of Franklin Pierce, or of .tames Unci,, -man;
not t;; on the tood record of Lincoln, or of
Grant, or of Arthur, or of Uaves, or of (Pir
tieU It will be won or hist upon the policy Jus ifai
and domestic, the industrial measures and tho
administrative acta of the admiiii-tration of
Benjamin Harrison. Whoever receives the
nomination of this convention will run upon
the judgment of the people as to whether they
have been more prosperous and happy, wheth
er the country h :s luen in a l i tter condition
at home, an i stood more honorable abroad
under these last four ears of Harrison and
Republican administration, than during the
preceding four years of Cleveland and Demo
Not since Th. mas Jeffers-n has any admin
istration been called upon to face and solve 80
many or stash difficult problems as those
(Ooutfaaed on Fourth psie.)
The i.o. ai Markets.
He 11 inO'lh
Wye 7t?rsi .
Bran -s.c per cwt,
shirs tiff f-l.no per cwt
Day Thnothy, Snai3; prairie, 10-J11; clover
YftlO; baled, 11 00.
Batter Snlr to choice, l.",c; creamery, 4434c
E-j- Frcst.. lie: packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 101-" j ; turkeys, lije
ducks, t'Hlc: geese, 10c.
nUIT AND VEGBTABLIS.
Apples ft. 75 per bt!.
Cattle Butchers pay 'or c :rn fed steers
SSffNtfc; cows and Ueifeis, '-'HU-'lc; calves
Ho-s - 4.
Hard 7 VK&.7 35,
boft 2 IB)? 30.
Common boards Bit.
Joit Scsxtthng and timber, 14 to lofect.f-13
Kverv additional f oot In length so cent.
X A X Sl inIe- 2 T3
Pencil v to 16 b et $is .
Micit Ni rC-. roi::;h p;
" " dressed fl7
.'. flooring $:"0
Fhushtog Lumber. 3rcs.ed$yoG40.
About nrf:uimukn, nf!r all. Thv ran
tell a i;i HAKIM; POWDKH
without tba ecien:if. of u (Jovrro
merit Cht mi-t. a surruie Analyst, nt
Should be tested. Just as any other cook-
leg 1....:. rail, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Coat of me other hiavu
Can form ao opinion of their own.
Oot a can of Climax from yoar Gioget
and convince yourself.