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Island Daily Argus.
XL NO. 203.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1892.
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LAST 10 DAYS
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
air interest on 01 r large capital invested.
We buy for
thus enabling us to buy cheapest.
We sell for SPOT CASH thus enabling 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.
The 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
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Underselling EVERYBODY on EVERYTHING.
opinion that the
needed a first-class
HILL IS ON RECORD. I
The New York Senator a Free
A LETTER HE WROTE TO A KANSAN
How the Battle Is Going at Chicago
Tammany Seeking Combina
tions Agains'. Cleveland.
snnonncement That the Ex-President Is
Beaten, the "Dark Horse" Betas; Ap-.ba
parentis Gorman The Story Positively
Dented by the "Other Fellow,' Who
Prophesy Victory on the first Ballot
Senator Palmer Arrive! to Work Tor
G rover Campbell Smashes His Own
Boom Boles Men Believe There Is Tri
umph Ahead for Them The Wigwam
Hot Work Going on.
Chicago, Jane 90. The most interest
ing development in the political situation
since Saturday is a letter purporting to
bare been writ tin by David B. Hill to
Charles K. Holttday, Jr., of Topeka, Kan., I
giving the Iong-songht-for information of j
where the senator stands on the sUyerqnes-,
tiiti. This ia information that has been
Bonghtin various ways. An Ohio reprc- j
tentative sought it direct from the senator
ntal got no reply. The distinguished and
never-silent orator. Senator Morgan, of '
Alahama, has sprung the question in the
senate more than once in order to put Hill
on record and failed every time.
Tin Senator Quotes Tililen.
And all this time the senator has been
on record over his own signature in '
writ in', b'gosh and probably laughing in
his sleeve at the trouble some people were
taking to "smoke him (.tit." The senator
Says in this letter: "It is a scandalous mis
Use of executive power to employ the veto
in preventing remedial legislation from
being carefully planned and passed when
st i gieat a majority of the people's repre-
sentatives have been electe 1 by the people
expressly for that very work, to repeal t!ie
Sherman silver law anil to promote the
return to free bi-mctail:c coinage, (joy- '
ernor Tllden Implied a Bounder view of ,
the function of the federal executive when
he said: 'If summoned by the suffrage of
my countrymen to attempt this work I
shall endeavor, with God's help, to be the
efficient instrument of their will.'"
A Whack at leveland.
The Democratic party, says 11:11. will not
betray the people's trust by allotting the
executive power to any man whose views '
are similar to the views of President Bar
rison, and who is pledged like him 'o
Mock every approach to free bimetallic
coinage. I am indignant at the rapacity
of the gold monometallists, so reckless
both of silence and of public opinion. Free
bimetallic coinage is the demand of a vast
majority of the American people. It gi tre
US the parity of the silver anil the gold
dollar for eighty years. Free bimetallic
coinage i- i he last word of monetary
science. To restore it safely, wisely, finally
is the mission of the Democratic party.
Two More Elements Interested.
This interests two elements other than
the two, one of which isclaimingthat Hill
cannot carry New York, and the othexthat
Cleveland cannot, and vice versa. Toe
silver and anti-silver men hadn't been
malting ranch noise in the fight; the Col
orado men, Hkethose in the Republican
convention, were here for a free silver
plank or candidate, and were consequently
in the field against Cleveland. Hut the
eastern men, when it comes to that ques
tion are nearly unanimous against the de
sires of the silver state contingent all
ot her parallel to the Minneapolis conven
tion. So it is pretty hard to say w hether
the It iter will help or obstruct Hill's am
bition. They Shout Mill and Free Silver.
One thing the letter did it influenced
the silver men to come out for Hill; they
were looking for a man io beat I leveland,
and they think tiny have found him.
They held a caucus Saturday night, and
the claim was made that 180 deli gates to
the convention were io favor of free coin
age, and that men who bold such views
cannot vote for Cleveland The Hill letter,
it was said, put him on record in favor of
free coinage, and assured him one delega
tion, anyhow that of Colorado, the only
full delegation from a silver state in the
city at the time.
A Wild ami Woolly Yarn.
A wild yarn was printed in one of the
morning papers which in effect was that
Hill had withdrawn and would throw his
votes to I'att son, who w as to be assisted by
Senator Quay! Also that Hill had given
this- informal ion to a prominent Henub
lican! .lust bow the coneocter of this
story happened to stop w here he did why
be didn't include President Harrison, Sen
8 tor Sherman, ex Governor t'oraker and
John C. New among the men who were
going to help Pattteoa sit down in the
presidential chair is information that
will never be supplied.
A GREAT CONVENTION HALL.
It Will 1I..M ."O.OOO People Difficulties
in its Construction.
Vcsterday a large force of workmen were
busy on the wigwam in which the conven- j
tion will meet Tuesday. Hoofers were j
busy putting on the tar, resin and gravel
compound that will keep out the rain, and
carpenters and decorators were not losing
any time. A notice in big letters "no ad
mittance" was a sad disappointment to
thousands w ho would liked to have look
ed at the interior of the building. It is a
remarkable structure, and breaks the re
cord in at least three respects in site, in
ugliness, and in the misfortunes which
have accompanied it construction. Never-
tholocs ihn : - ,il i I 1 1 .US HOW Am tIAt. it. will
be completed in time for the assembling
of the convention and its interior con
venience Hnd decoration, its acoustic
properties, and the immensity of its seat
ing capacity will go far towards atoning
for its many misfortunes.
How It I eaha OnUide.
Externally the building is only a mam
moth dry good box constructed of the
roughest lumber, roofed over with tarred
plank and approached from the outside by
our capacious doors iu front for the del
gates, and two broad flights of wooden steps
at each side for the sp ctators. The
1 CUWB COVeilttK uclLuuiu . mi
building was torn into shreds by the s:iai:i
some days ago. Since then the unprotect
ed interior has been several times tbor
Dughtly drenched by rain sto;:; s irhii h
spoiled the decorations as far as
they had advanced, the last occurrence of
of the kind hnpi ning as late n Saturday
night. I ut the patieul decorator in charge
has tt pU;t d his rrmuieutat ion as fast as
i: was washed away, and the l.Lildn.g
by doubling his force and
r and night has completed the
roof so ;ls to
effectually shutout any fu-
The Interior Ornamentation.
From ; he center of the roof inside broad
strips t.f bunting radiate to the sides,
they are nclosed by a still broader
une material. Over the
1 is a line arch, handsomely
tig on (he two fruit pillars
s .:' Andrew .lack-on and
! decorated, hear!
I heroic sized biu
i man t here
Douglas-. Behind thechah
- a big papier mache spread
i i :l". and extending all around the rear of
i the hall are twenty half-length, life-size'
portraits of distinguished dead Democrats,
including Jackson, Van Buret), Polk,
' Pierce, Buchanan, Breckinridge, Alec H. I
J Stephens, Met k'Han, S-eymour, lildea,
O03Y ESTICS Hlli.
VTancock, H adricks, and .1. E. McDonald,
t'here are also four allegorical pictures
eighteen feet by twelve, representing the
Goddess of Liberty, Peace, Victory, and
Arrangements of the Seats.
The delegates will be sented in the cen
tre, and the ! pectators ranged in two gent
ly sloping tiers running all round the
building, the upper one being the gallery.
Facing the gallery are displayed the flags
and coats of inns of the forty-four states.
This gallery seats about 6,000 people; the
lower tier about 12,000. Nineteen thousand
people can b" seated in the wigwam; SO.CH'O
can get inside it. The thirty posts which
support the new roof are covered with
white cotton cloth and decorated with the
national colors. It is claimed that they
increased the acoustic properties by
breaking the waves of sound and that in
every respect the huge wigwam is now far
better adapted for the purpose intended
than before its recent visitation of storms
and fun ds.
THAT FAVORITE SON RACKET.
ainphell Doesn't l.ihe It and Takes
An Ohio iU legate walked out of Buck
eye headquarters yesterday with the news
that Gov. Campbell's loom was busted
and the governor did it himself: that he
told the delegate in effect that he wouldn't
have his name used in opposition to Cleve
land. Speaking to a reporter, Gov. Camp
bell sail'.: "The presentation of my name
coupled w ith a solid vote from Ohio at the
outset of the convention would las for
either the leal or the apparent purpose
of preventing Mr. Cleveland getting that
pari of the delegation which is supporting
him. Such a result, if followed up by
similar action in oilier states, would great
ly decrease his vote and possibly prevent
bis nomination. L as a sincere supporter
of his, could not honorably favor such a
proposition, nor do I think any other
Cieveland man on the delegation would
Th' Lightning Rods Ave Going Up.
"Suppose it should become evident that
Mr. Cleveland cannot be nominated or
that he should lx- withdrawn?"
"1 do not think that either of those con
tingencies is liable to occur. Of course
any man would be flattered by an honest
and hearty support for the uo.ninatio.i
from his own state under circumstances
which would make it honorable to re
"As far as you arc informed at present
who do yon think will receive the nomina
Mr. Cleveland will certainly be nom
inated unless the 'favorite son' racket de
feats him. admit I am somewhat sur
prised at the number of lightning rods in
process of erection."
Anil They increase in Number.
Hut for on- rod that is pulled down there
is always another to take its place. Judge
O'Hara, of Michigan, started a brand new
boom yesterday that is, he blew some
wind into it. His boom was forjudge
Morse, of the Michigan supreme court.
The boom didn't inflate with any degree
of secd. Senator Vih.s is the guest of
Hon. Lambert Tree, and, as always, is
stanch for Cleveland. There is but one
thing to do with him, and that is to nomi
nate Cleveland, and Cleveland it will be
on first ballot, he says. Any suggestion
( that "if Cleveland is not nominated "is
not a supposable case." And that is the
, way the Badgers all think, according to
Where lien, l'almer Stands.
Senator Palmer's boom is more of an
ideality than ever, according to Vilas and
Judge Tree. Vilas says that Palmer told
him personally that his only desire is that
Illinois shall cast her vole for Cleveland
Tree added that Palmer would put Cleve
land in nomination probably- that he hvd
been invited to do so. Palmer has un
doubtedly left Washington for this citv,
and there is that much in corroboration of
what Tree said. Morrison has written a
letter which was read to the Illinois dele
gation Saturday night in which he says
that delegation should obey their instruc
tions implicitly. So there are Wisconsin
and Illinois according to pretty good au
Indiana Still In the Woods.
The Boosters are in a bad way, and had
not up to yesterday afternoon decided
wnat to no. James a. nice is a pro-
! nounced Gray man and wants the issue
changed. He says the tariff should give
way to the "force bill as a pressing mat
ter. Indiana is unable to get away from
tariff reform that is nxeu. bo. there is
no use nominating an exponent of that re
form and of nothing else in particular
But the "force" bill would be applied to
Indiana and New lork as well as to South
Carolina, and that would be "a condition
and not a theory." which would worry the
Democracy a whole lot. Other men there
are, said he, who could carry Indiana
easier than Cleveland could.
tofe or the llooslera.
At a meeting Saturday of the Indiana
delegation a vote showed thai it str 1:
Gray, 17; Cleveland, IS. Then an attempt
by the Gray men to adopt the unit rule
was made on the agreement that a unani
mous vote would be required. Theattempt
failed, the vote being a tie. The delegation
organized a. follows: Chairman, i W.
Voorhees committee on crcdeatuUe, ,J,,bu
F. Lamb; on resolutions, Charles I. Jew
ctt; permanent .organization. Hugh
Dangherty; to notify president and vice
president, William A. Cullop; member of
the national committee, S. P. Sheerin.
Jewel t is a strong Gray man, and defeated
Kditor Morss. a Etrong Cleveland man.
Another 'meeting will be held today.
V, hat senator Toorhees Said.
In spite of tin- positive announcement
that Senator Yoorht-ea would put Gray in
nomination wbeiMndiana was reached at
roll-call, that statesman said y -terl.ty
when asked if it was true: - I don't know.
That has not tx en decide 1. The situation
is chaotic. There is no organisation be
hind anybody but Mr. Cleveland, and it
looks to me as if he would be nominated
on the first ballot. A majority if the
delegates n; pear to be for- him, and when
a candidate Secures a majority, tne other
sixth of the convention necessary to nomi
i.ate him come to him. 1 have no disposi
tion to antagonise Mr. Cleveland If a
majority of the party want him for a
candidate, let's lake him anil see what the
outcome w ill lie.''
HILUS FRIENDS ARE WORKING.
Little Hi aril at the Tammany Ileuilquar-
ter, hut Much Dnsiness
A visit to the Tammany headquarters at
the Auditorium yesterday gave the im
pression at first glance that theri wasn't
much going on. There were no groups of
men in heated discussion. No wild cheer
ing, and to one not acquainted w ith the
geography of the immense building it
wasn't easy to find where the sachems
held their powwows. Hut any one w ho had
jumped to the conclusion that Hill's
friends were asleep would have been badly
mistaken. Murphy, Croker, and others
of the leaders were in close confab all day
and late into the night. Flower. Cockran,
Cummings, Slocum, Sheehan and others
acted as scouts and every BOW and then
came in with some notable from the other
headquarter who was immediately en
gaged in quiet talk, of which not a word
Gorman Pays Tans in any a Visit.
One of the prominent man who was in
vited to the conference was : r:nan. and
it coes without saying that he went away
with his bead full of figures showing that
Cleveland could not carry New York. An
other man was State Senator Vonroans, of
Iowa, who is reported to have said : i. It the
Bawkeye men were for Hill next to Boies
Senator Irby, of South Carolina, i ii thai
the Hill men iiad given his delegation
some information thai made his ' a
probable Hi 1 state. Hut Gorn tu well,
whi n the reporters got through with him
they didn't know as much as when they
began. He is a remarkable man for hav
ing nothing to say and saying it. As
nearly as can be discovered the Maryland
delegation is waiting for light.
No Dearth of Information.
And the-, with all otherswno are yearn
ing for information, will get all they can
stand. Whether they will be better in
formed thereafter is a question. The
Cleveland men are not idle. They have
put out a circular showing that Cleveland
has all along polled more votes in New
York than Hill, and also that Hill lias run
behind his own secretary of state, and
lieutenant governor. The figures are
taken from the tabulated returns of the
elections since 1883, General Hragg is
here, and, as ever, loves Cleveland for the
enemies he has made, especially for the
fact that T..tnmany is, as ever, against
him. Hragg is much disgusted with the
vorite son business, but savs "it won't
work Cleveland is the man."
The l.nrnl Market.
Hye TlKTiSl -.
Bmii -85c per rwt.
Snips' off Sl-Ot per rwt
lbiv Timothy. $Uil3; jirairi
Batter Fairto choice, lXKet creamery, i-jjsc
Ben Fresh, 14c: packed, tile.
Poultry rhii kvnt. 1O0UH ; tirkeyt.
tacks, iHc; geeec, loc.
rilflT AN I) VEGETABLES .
Cattle Batchers p- for eora feii
IVMMKc: cowl and utlZc
H.inl 7 5rt7 7S.
Soft 2 :ft&2
Common hoards $16.
Joist Scanthmj ami timber, lata 1 feet, SlS
Been Sftditfonaifoot tn length SOceutt.
X A X Shingles 9 75
Lath 18 H
Fencitur lito IS feel Sis.
Moc ho rd-.roui;!i 1
" " ilrcfeed f!7.
C. flooring J O
FimsMug I n mber. dre8.ed$:)O$i$40
About RrdMlmakini:. uf'.-r all- Thev 1
tell a GOOD BAKING POVI.lt
without the nelentille aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a supreme AnalyM. or
anybody's Ileadi manjoooa.
Should be tested, lust as any other cook
ing material, by actual use. It gives
Batter Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of tbe other ktau.
Can form an opinion of their own.
Get a can of Climax from yoorQneat
u convince yourself.