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ROCK ISLAND, THUBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1892.
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Inspires an Indiana Democratic
STEVENSON THE CHIEF SPEAZEB.
Extracts from His Remarks on the De
ceased Hooiler Statesman- A Ealo-g-istic
Letter from Grover Cleveland
Judge Hunter, of Illinois, Tackles the
Tariff and President Harrison's Letter
-Six Thousand Present at a Mass Meet
Ins; Harrity Asks Cleveland When
That Acceptance Will Be Ready.
Indianapolis, Sept. 8. Yesterday was
tbe anniversary of the birth of Thomas A.
Hendriikw, and tbe Democrats of this city
enthusiastically celebrated it last evening
by a mass meeting, in which the virtues
of the great statesman were recalled and
Democratic doctrines were expounded by
distinguished speakers, chief among whom
was General Adlai E. Stevenson. The
meeting was held under the auspices of
the club which bears Mr. Hendricks' name.
It was the first large political gathering
in the city, and practically opens the pres
idential campaign in this part of the state.
Called on by Many Democrats.
Stevenson, accompanied by Hon. A. J.
Hunter, of Illinois, arrived from Bloom
ington at 8 p. m. and was escorted by a
reception committee to the Grand hotel,
where he was visited by a large number
of prominent Democrats who had come to
town to assist in the demonstration.
The mass meeting was held in Tomlinson
hall, and it was packed with 6,000 people.
On the stage were Mrs. Thomas A. Hen
dricks and Mrs. Claude Matthews, and
many other ladies were in tbe audience.
The hall was tastefully decorated and in
front of the speaker's table was a portrait
of the late vice president.
The Escort to the Hall.
Stevenson and the other speakers of the
evening were escorted to the hall by the
Hendricks club, uniformed in tall cam
paign hats and gray dusters. The Gray
club and several of the ward clubs marched
to the meeting independently, but there
was no attempt to get up a torchlight
parade or other flamboyant demonstra
tion. When Gen. Stevenson came into
the hall and passed up the aisle to the
stage, accompanied by the officers of the
Hendricks club, he was greeted with loud
A Letter from Cleveland.
Judge A. C. Avers, i resident of the Hen
dricks club, pn sided, and made a brief
speech, after which he read the following
letter from Hon. Grover Cleveland, dated
Gray Gables, Sept. 5, and addressed to
"MY Dear Sir I have received the invi
tation you sent me in lieh.-ilf of the Hen
dricks club of Indianapolis to be present
at the celetiration of the birthday of
Thomas A. Hendricks on the 7th inst. It
would afford me greut pleasure to accept
your invitation, and to thus show my ap
preciation of the virtues and public serv
ices of the inaa whose birthday you Will
celebrate, but my duties here make it im
possible for me to be present. Your
organization does a fitting thing when
it thus recalls to its fellow citizens
the honor which Mr. Hendricks shed upon
his state and the usefulness in every re
lation which characterized his career.
Not only the city of Indianapolis, but the
state of Indiana is to be congratulated
that their people have such an inspiration
to disinterested public service as is afford
ed by the contemplation of the memory
of this lamented statesman. Assuring
you and your organization that it would
be a great satisfaction to me to join with
those who will honor and commemorate
his birth, I am very truly yours,
"Gkovkis Cleveland. "
STEVENSON EULOGIZES HENDRICKS.
when the great Democratic birthday
party broke up. Today General SteYen
eon will speak four times at Marion iu
the ntorning, at Summittville and Alex
andria in the afternoon, and at Anderson
in the evening.
New Haven, Lept. 8. The Republican
state convention met here yesterday with
nearly 1000 delegates, and nominated Gen
eral Samuel E. Merwin for governor. Col
onel Frank W. Cheney for Lieutenant gov
ernor, Stiles Judson for secretary of state,
and a full ticket.
POLITICAL FIELD NOTES.
Cleveland Hastily Departs for New York
Buzzfcx.D's Bay, Mass., Sept. 8. Don
M. Dickinson arrived here yesterday
morning. He was met at the new Gray
Gables station on the Woodsholl branch
railway by ex-President Cleveland's car
riage and driven rapidly to Gray Gables.
He remained in close conference with the
ex-president throughout the day. Late in
the afternoon Mr. Cleveland's private sec
retary purchased tickets for New York,
and when Dickinson left for that city he
took Cleveland with him. Nobody here
knows what the move means.
New York Seems to Know.
New Yokk, Sept. a It is the report
here that Cleveland is coming to New
York so as to be in reach, and that so'iie
thing can be done to bring about a meet
ing between him and HilL This is what
The Sun says.
Cook County Republican Convention.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The Republicans of
this county yesterday nominated a full
ticket, including Edmund V. Burke and
Elbridge Hanecy for circuit court judges;
Kirk II awes, Elliott Anthony, Leander D.
Coudee, Farlin Q. Ball, A. H. Chetlain,
and B. F. Rieholson for superior court,
and Charles G. Neeley for states attorney.
Harrity Wants to Know.
New York, Sept. 8. Chairman Harrity,
of the Democratic national committee,
hts telegraphed to Cleveland at Buzzards
Bay asking when his letter of acceptance
will be reaily and where it will be given
out to the public.
The Election in Vermont.
RUTLAND, Vt., Sept. 8. Returns from
upwards of 2o0 towns show that Fuller's
(Rep.) majority will not be over 20,000.
NEW YORK'S PLAGUE SPOT.
New Cases on the Quarantined
Ships Depew Cornered.
New York, Sept. 8. Eight new cases of
cholera were removed from the Normannia
yesterday and two cases from the Rugia.
The following are dead among those re
ported sick Tuesday: Ernest Taken, bound
for South Bend., Ind.; Gertrude Schwann,
Depew "in the Soap."
Chancey M. Depew arrived yesterday by
the City of New York and is detained at
quarantine, much to his disgust. 1 'rep
arations are making to move the cabin
passengers on the quarantined ships to
Fire Island and Snndy Hook.
To Abolish Three Days Grace.
San Francisco, Sept. S. The American
Bankers' association met yesterday and
adopted a resolution favoring the repeal of
the law for three days' grace on bank
Third Victim of the Race Course Riot.
Chicago, Sept. S. Officer McDowell,
one of the victims of the shooting at Gar
field park Tuesday, died at the county
hospital last evening.
A Tribute to the Memory of the Kminent
The letter was loudly applauded, and
when the applause subsided Judge Ayers
introduced Stevenson, who received an
ovation lasting two minutes. His speech
was a glowing tribute to the memory of
of Hendricks. Many of the utterances of
the speaker were warmly applauded, and
he sat down just at the right moment,
when the audience were thoroughly
enthused. He did not at any time deal
directly with the issues that divide the
Quotes Iloiiftuet on C on tie.
He said in part: "When I would speak
of Thomas A. Hendricks I am reminded of
the words of the great Frenth oraxir
Bossuet. When he pronounced his match
less eulogy upon the Prince of Conde
said he: 'At the moment I open my lips
to celebrate the immortal glory of the
Prince of Conde. I find myself equally
overwhelmed by the greatness of the theme
and the Heedlessness of the task. What
part of the habitable globe has not heard
of his victories and the wonders of his life I
Everywhere they are rehearsed. His
own countrymen iu extolling them can
give no information, even to the stran
ger.'" Hendrick and IteconKtrueU on.
He referred to Hendricks' stand against
the reconstruction policy and said that
justice would be done him when history
comes to le truthfully written. A high
complimeut was paid to Hendricks social
qualities; he was always a gentle
man. He iived to see the restoration of
the Democratic party to power under an
administration which would have re
minded him of the early days of the re
public. Stevenson closed by recommend
ing Hendricks to tbe young men of Indiana
as the highest type of citizen and states
Hunter Attack Harrison's Letter.
Stevenson was follow.d by Judge Hun
ter, who made a vigorous speech upon tbe
tariff question. Incidentally be made al
lusion to General Harrison's letter of ac
ceptance, which he characterized as a doc
ument possessing all the demagoguery and
littleness of the stump speech. Tbe Mo-
Kin ley bill, he declared, was a crime
against labor and agriculture, and when
In discussing that subject he mentioned
the name of Andrew Carnegie there were
Hisses m every part ol me house.
Stevenson's Very Rosy Day.
Candidates Matthews and others also
made speeches upon the issues of the
caaipaign, and it was late in the evening
Wrestle With the Issues , and
RETURNS VEET SLOW COMING IN.
Appearances Indicate About 80,000
Plurality for the Republicans One
nuudred Towns Heard From and Com
pared With 1888 and 1890 Meeting;
of the Executive Committee of the
Democratic Ctnb Association Popu
lists Only Carry SixArkansas Counties
White River Junction, "Vt., Sept 7.
Vermont yesterday held its bieunial state
election, choosing state and county offi
cers, a legislature aud two congressmen.
The vote for governor at the September
election for two previous presidential years
has been as follows: l&SS Republican,
48,;.23; Democratic, 19.527; Republican
plurality, 28.995. In 1SS4 the Republican
vote was 4s,32J; Democratic, 19,830; Re
publican plurality, 22,704. In 1890, owing
to local dissatisfaction and apathy, the
Republican plurality fell to about 12,000.
Comparison this year is made both with
the vote of September, IS.8, and Septem
ber, 1S90. This being the first time the
Australian system of balloting has been
used in a state election the returns are
Returns from One Hundred Towns.
One hundred town give Fuller (Rep.)
17,447; Smalley (Dem.). 7.S92; Allen (Pro.),
4i?9; scattering, 170. Same towns in 188S
gave Dillingham (Rep.) 21,083; ShurtleflT
(Dem.), fc.OlC; scattering, 54, and in 1690
gave Page (Rep.) 1C,2j5; Bringham (Dem.),
8.341; scattering, 53. In these towns the
Republican vote has fallen off 4,236,jor 20
per cent., and the Democtatic vote
has fallen off 124, or 3 per
cent., compared with the vote of the
same towns in 1SSS, and the Republican
vote shows an Increase of 2,12 or 14 per
cent., and the Democratic vote a decrease
of 449, or 5 per cent, compared with the
Less Change In the Prohibition Vote.
The Prohibition vote thows less change
when compared either with the rote of
1S-SS or 19J than the vote of Republicans
or Democrats, although work was done
throughout the state by cold water ad
vocates. Fuller's majority over Smalley
thus far is 9,555; over Smalley and Allen,
9,006. If the vote of the remaining towns
is relatively the same as those reported
the Republican majority will hardly reach
21,000. Twelve towns elect Democratic
representatives. Roxbury fails to elect.
There were sixty-three Democrats in the
general assembly two years ago.
The Vote at Iturling-ton.
Burlington, Vt., Sept. 7. The city's
vote for gc-ernor is: Smalley (Dem.),
1,106; Fuller (Rep.). 1.010; Allen (Pro.), 24.
MISCELLANEOUS POLITICAL NEWS.
'Squire "Bob" Allison, of Fairplay, Wis.,
known as the "Marrying 'Squire" for run
away couplee, is dead, aged 54 years. It is
asserted that during h last fifteen years
he married 500 couples, all of them being
iu haste. He has been known to marry
couples that met him on the road.
The Montana Republican convention
made these nominations: Governor. J. E.
Rickards; lieutenant governor, W. C. Bot
kiu: representative in congress, Charles
The North Dakota Democratic conven
tion has indorsed the nominees of the In
dependent party for state offices, "nut
nominated straight-out Democrats for
A bullet from a target rifle struck Rev.
Sam Small in the leg while he was in his
room at a hotel in Hazelton, Ind., Monday
night, after he had delivered an address
before a Prohibition mass meeting. No
serious injury was inflicted.
Frank Hank, a barkeeper of West
Duluth, shot and fatally wounded Jack
Murphy and Jack Haggarty. The mur
derer has fled.
Congressional nominations: Tenth Wis
consin district, Daniel Buchanan (Dem.);
Second Michigan, James O'Donnell (Rep.);
Sixth Michigan, Arthur E. Cole (People's);
Sixth Michigan, Byron G. Stout (Dem.);
Eleventh Michigan, W. N. Ferris (Dem.);
North Dakota, .lames F. O'Brien (Dem.);
First Colorado, Earl B .Cole (Rep.); Eight
eenth Ohio, George P. Ikest (Dem.); First
New iork, J. A. Wbittier (People's);
Second New York, E. M. Blodgett (Peo
ple's); Twentieth Pennsylvania, Lucien
I). Woodruff (Dem ); Fifth Maryland,
Ihomas l'arran (Rep.); lhird Virginia,
lieorge U. ise (Dem.).
I. S. Bradley has succeeded the late D.
S. Durrie as librarian of the Wisconsin
General John Gibbon will be at the re
union of the Iron brigade, which is to be
held at Muucie, Ind., Sept. 10.
Henry Hudson Holly, the architect, is
M. Grenier. who was charged with giv
ing secret official documents regarding the
French :efeuses to Captain Borup, mili
tary attache to the American legation at
Paris, has been sentenced to twenty years'
penal servitude, this punishment to be
followed by twenty years' banishment
Iguatius Donnelly claims Minnesota for
the People's party by 30,000.
Five prisoners bound aud gagged the
jailer at Flagstaff, Ariz., and departed for
Col. Wm. Valkmar, TJ. S. A., in a re
port regal ding the recent mobilization of
Pen osylvania national guard for service
at Homestead, indorses the punishment
inflicted on Private lams.
Democratic Clnb Executive Committee-
New York, Sept. 7. The executive
committee of the national association of
Democratic clubs met here yesterday.
President Black presided. N. W. Mclvor,
president of the Iowa State Association of
Democratic clubs, was appointed a mem
ber of the committee. Reports were re
ceived fro ai fourteen state organizations
showing that they were well organized.
The convention of Democratic clubs,
which is to be held in this city on Oct. 4
and 5, was discussed and the chairman in
structed to invite the presidential and vice
presidential candidates to be present.
Arkansas Slate Election.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 7. It will be
several days before the official vote of the
state election will be known. Sufficient
returns have been received, however, to
insure the success of the Democratic state
ticket by from lS.Otkl to 25,000 plurality.
The legislature will he Democratic by a
large majority. In several counties where
the People s party and Republicans com
bined the Democrats lost. The People's
party state ticket did not carry six coun
ties in the entire state.
Cleveland's Letter of Acceptance.
New YoHK, Sept. 7. Chairman Har-
ity's Democratic bureau is doing a thriv
ing business. The news of the bureau
was that Mr. Cleveland has not begun
work on his letter of acceptance. The ex
president's recent visitors say that he is in
no hurry to undertake the task, but that
the letter will be forthcoming at the
Conventions of Populists.
TRESTOS, N. J., Sept. 7. Members of
the People's party of New Jersey held
their first convention in this city yester
day. Benjamin Bird, of Hunterton, was
PUREST AND BEST
EPiNCE OF OTHER BRANDS.
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