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VOL. XL. NO. 278.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1892.
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First Day of the Convention at
A. NEWSPAPER MAKES A "SCOOP."
Having Printed President Clarkson's Ad
- dress Before It Was Delivered, That
Gentleman I? eel i nee to Speak Synopsis
of nis Address Boies on the Stamp in
Iowa Stevenson Talks Force Bill to
North Carolinians Combining Against
Democracy In Alabama Col. Dudley's
Bu FFALO, Sept. 18. The first session of
the filth annual convention of the National
League of Republican clubs was held here
yesterday, opening at 11:30 o'clock a. m.,
J. U. Scatcherd presiding. After prayer
and a welcome by Judge Haight., Presi
dent Clarksou arose amid great applause.
He acknowledged the welcome, and ex
plaining the fact that the attendance was
not quite so large as was expected, said
that it was largely due to the cholera
scare keeping away many delegations.
Slaughter of Nebraska and Foster of Illi
nais were named as assistant secretaries.
The roll-call was next in order, and it was
found that thirty-two states and three
territories were represented.
College Leagues Admitted.
About the first business that was done
was the admission to membership of the
College league, lheu committees were
appointed on credentials and other affairs,
and after the preliminary work had been
completed a recess was taken to 2 p. in.
The first thing in the afternoon was to
have been President Clarkson's address;
but the noon edition of a Buffalo pa
per printed it under the supposition that
it would be delivered at the morning ses
sion. Mr. Clarkson, therefore, decided
not to deliver it at all, but authorized its
Our Polyglot Electorate.
The address says that the chancre in po
litical methods have made the party news
paper the great agency of popular politi
cal education and continues tua "every
language and idiom and jargon spoken
anywhere on the face of the globe is now
represented in America and they have to
be reached in their owu language to influ
ence their votes in politics, so that it has
become, in the changed condition of the
United States, not only to be a work of
constant education of the individual
voter, but it involves, either through the
newspapers or through some form of lit
erature, the employment of every lan
guage spoken to make known to every
home in America the strength and good
intentions of the policies and purposes of
the Republican partv."
Danger in the Illiterate Vote.
In the illiterate vote of native and for
eign born alike were to be found the great
est fear of Republican defeat and the great
est fear to the republic "I am not of those
who have fear of any good man or good
woman who comes to the United States
for the honest purposeof finding an honest
home. Any or all elements, however,
which comes to us in foreign tongues
should be more speedily educated in our
language and made more thoroughly ac
quainted with ourinstitutionstban is now
done. I believe beyond this that all vicious
or pauper immigration should not be wel
comed nor allowed to enter in legitimate
competition with our honest working peo
ple, but should be absolutely forbidden."
WOMAN AND THE HOME.
fleus aievens, anti o itoicn v. mmno may
find pride and victory in following."
i The Business Transacted.
When the convention reassembled the
credentials committee reported that
there were no contests and that dele
gates from two more states had arrived
since the morning session. It was re
solved that the future relations of the Col
lege League be referred to the resolutions
committee. State reports were then
heard, showing good progress in the for
mation of clubs. A resolution of sympa
thy for President Harrison in his present
affliction was adopted by a rising vote.
The convention then adjourned for the
day. Out of 1.019 delegates elected to the
convention but 300 have put in an appear
ance. Mass Meeting at Night.
Music Hall was crowded last night on
the occasion of the mass meeting of the
National League of Republican Clubs.
James S. Clarkson presided. Hon. J. P.
Dolliver, of Iowa, was the first speaker.
When he finished Chairman Clarkson in
troduced Maj. McKinley. The famous
Ohioan was cheered for fully five minutes.
He made a speech covering all the issues
from a Republican standpoint, and fin
ished amid vociferous applause. Other
speakers were J. Sloat Fassett, John T.
Thurston, and Charles Morris, a colored
citizen of Kentucky.
BOIES OPENS IN IOWA.
Political Power of the Home Becoming
Referring to the transfer of policies from
heroic and sentimental to economic lines,
Clarkson said that the latter issues
touched every home in the land. "The
woman has appeared in American politics
and the home has become the unit of
American politics. Conservative people
may scoff at it, old fashioned men may de
ride it, but the power of the home is going
to be more and more potential in Ameri
can affairs. Very soon there will arise
some great woman or some woman
who will organize in this great republic a
political league that will become speedily
one of the first class powers in political
Befers to the "Negro Problem."
Referring to political issues after giving
a history of the League and what it had
done, the speaker had this to say of the
negro question: The negro is already in
politics and there to stay. What is called
the 'negro problem' is no longer a southern
or a sectional question. There is no senti
ment in the north which would put ig
norant men in control of public affairs iu
the south; but never, so long as the Re
publican party remembers Abraham Lin
coln and its o n origin and destiny, can
it give its consent to the enormous doc-
trince that any man may be disfranchised '
s . i-: -. i : i l i . Hi i i 1
iu luia (riiuuiiu utxnuw ue x a xirpuuii
can or because he is black. If the son of
Frederick Douglass may be disfranchised
today ray sou may be disfranchised to
morrow." Labor the Coming Question.
"The rising question of the time, in my
judgmeur, the one on which the next na
tional campaigu is turely to be fought, is
the labor question. By that time the Mc
Kinley bill will have fully demonstrated
the wisdom of the American policy and
will have gained the approval of a major
ity of the American homes as the perma
nent policy of this republic. After the
vindication in November next of these
great American ideas I am confident the
Republican party will take up the labor
question more in detail, and by such study
and investigation of it through league
clubs and other forma of discussion will
reach by 18U6 some method of tranquilis
ing entirely the question of labor.
Nothing the Matter with Harrison,
"I now salute the Republican National
League with the hope that through its work
in the past winter, and with its help nnder
the great leadership of the regular party
forces in this campaign. Republican vic
tory is sure in November. We have in
General Harrison a man who has proved
great and faithful in every great field of
public life in America, and in the distin
guished editor and publicist arm printed
with him two leaders that even the party
Of Abraham Lincoln U. & Grant, Thad-
Governor Insists that Corn Costs
More Than It Conies To.
CARHOLL, la., Sept. 10. The Democratic
sanipaign in this section was opened yes
terday by a speech from Governor Boies,
(n which he took boldly the radical tariff
for revenue ground of the National Dem
ocratic plat form and declared that there
was no excuse for protective duties now
that the war was over. The policy of the
protectionists was to squander the money
in the national treasury in order to make
an enormous revenue necessary, some part
of which must be raised by a tax upon im
ports. The governor also spoke briefly on
the subject of a federal election bill and
the proposed repeal of the tax on state
The Cost of Raising Corn.
The farmer, he said, did not profit by
reciprocity treaties, as they were never
made with countries that take large
quantities of our farm products. He then
repeated the famous statement made in
his speech at the tariff reform banquet
at New York in 1S90, that the corn crop
of Iowa had sold for $7.33 an acre, or 67
cents less than it had cost to produce it,
saying nothing about the use of land on
which it was gro ;vn. He then continued:
"The estimate of the cost of producing
corn was based solely upon the opinion of
practical farmers in our own state, and
the yield per acre and the market price
was taken from the most reliable statistics
Produced It at a Heavy jLoss.
"They presented, however, a most start
ling fact-. They demonstrated a truth of
which the farmers themselves had been
ignorant, for it showed them that during
those years they had been producing the
most important crop raised on their farms
at a heavy loss, if their labor was calcu
lated at the price others received for sim
ilar work in other lines of business. I
want the farmers to realize what is true,
that they of all others are the victims of a
protective tariff; that it is upon them that
its heaviest burdens are laid, and to them
that the least of its blessings are given."
IN THE OLD NORTH STATE.
Bon. A. E. Stevenson Holds Cp the Dem
A SHE VILLE, N. C, Sept. 16. An enor
mous throng of North Carolina citizens
greeted Hon. A. E. Stevenson when he
reached here yesterday, and a procession
of several thousand escorted him to the
place of meeting, where, the enthusiasm
was unbounded. Mr. Stevenson put in
most of his time reciting the evil effects
of the "force" bill if it should pass and
become a law, declaring that for the south
ern people that issue was paramount.
He poke particularly to third party men,
telling them that either Cleveland or
Harrison would be president and their
support of a third party man was perilous
to their section.
Not a Dead Issue.
. He warned his hearers that the bill was
not dead; that a Republican congress
would pass it and a Republican president
sijrn it, and said: "Is it possible, citizens
of North Carol ina, that it was necessary
for me to come a thousand miles from my
home to beg you not to fasten the shackles
upon yourselves ngainf Is it necessary
for me to tell you that this most infamous
force bill is aimed at you F He then re
ferred ti reconstruction limes and asked
l i hearers if thf.v nnnt d them revived.
ilf ui heartily applauded all through his
(-jecu and tcccved an ovation at. its
Col. Dutlley'M Position.
Washington. Sept. 10. Col. w. W.
Dudley Ha ,v that li"'rr lr. his experience
i:v,' I U'jit.-dr-i tie. i-ue between the
;..! real ivmie t.. ! .,f giejiter iniport-
nutv t.is;i hi i ins campaign. The result
u.r t: ..!,s tbis year may fix, for
many . ...ies to come, governmental
policies iu important directions. There
fore, it becomes every man who believes in
tue principles of the Republican party
m uu an in ins power tnat the Republican
ucKei snau oe elected." He added that
the ticket had his hearty support, but that
business cares would prevent him from
uiaing an active part In the canvass.
The Opposition in Alabama.
Birmingham, Sept. 16. Over 1,000 dele-
grates were present yesterday at the third
party state convention, the object of
which is to put out the Weaver and Field
electoral ticket and to nominate renresen-
tives in every district to oppose the Dem
ocratic nominees. The convention was
composed of the People's party and the
aisaaectea democrats and Rennblicans.
all of whom have united to defeat Cleve
land in Alabama. General Weaver, Gen
eral Field and Mrs. Lease, of TCr....i made
nancy Did Very Well.
St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 10. There were
60,000 people at the exposition grounds
yesterday, each of whom wanted and ex
pected to see Nancy Hanks beat her own
regulation track record. She did well, bat
no well enough to go faster than S.-07,
(axing v7X to trot the mile.
George Meyer's carriage factory in New
York was destroyed by fire. The loss is
estimated at $100,000.
The trouble between political factions in
the Choctaw nation, Indian territory, has
subsided, and twelve of the men concerned
in the recent conflict have surrendered to
stand trial for murder.
Charles N. Nelson, the millionaire lum
berman, president of the Nelson Lumber
company, is dying of pneumonia at Clo
Obituary: At New York, David Bruce,
the veteran typefounder, aged 01; at Lon
don, Eugene Gonow, the French sculptor,
aged 77; at New Albany, lad., Ad T. Hud
son, of Chicago, aged 23.
Wyoming Republican nominees: Gov
ernor, El ward Ivinsou; judge supreme
court, C. H. Parm.-ttee.
The first death at the Childs-Drexel
Union Printers' home, at Colorado
Springs, occurred Sept. 14 Mr. Mastison,
of union No. C, of New York.
Tiie Silica sand works, located near tho
village of Miilinto:i, Kendall county,
III., ignited from the friction of the ma
chinery and were entirely destroyed, en
tailing a loss of $15,000. This is the second
time the works have been burned within
L1YE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Sopt. 15.
Following wers tn quotations on the board
of trale today: Whect September, opened
7 Sy, close! 71!-6c: December. openeJ ?54 closed
75; May. opened MHe. closed JSOtic
Corn September opened .7X closed 47c;
October.opened cloe.l 47?4c; May, oiened
61?sc, closed 5u?6?. Oats September,
ojeno.l S-TSe, closol oGfJc; October, opened
S4c. closed 980: ZJay, oeaol &?s closed
37c. 1'ork September, oen.il
closed S3.9-tj: Octo er, o: enel $10 11, closed
$9.9."; January, cened $il.7J. closed
$11.70. Lard Se; tt inbor. opened and
Live stoek Prices at tho Union Stock
yards to-lay ranged as fo. lows: Uoss Market
active; a'.l parties baying: prices well main
talned; sales ranged at 4 0l;4.75 pUs. $4.85
5.40 light. $4.85&5 05 ronga packing.
5.4' i mixed, ?nd S-. l'lJTj.iO Leavy packing and
Cattle Market dull and dragging; buyers
slow to take hold, and prices were some
what lower; quotations ranged at
S5.L55.S0 choice. to extra shipping suers $4.M
(g.5.111 uood to choice di. S4.10&4.U fair
to good. $-'1.50 l.u0 common to medium
do. $40&&(0 butchers' steers, $2.3(&aiS
stockers, tLTjiUi Texas steers, $z.7&3
4.00 range steurs, $;!.i(i to.BJ feeders, $1.75&
3.00 cuws. $-'.o.&3.i bulls, and $2J!5QSl25 veal
Sheep Market rather active; prices 5&10e
lower; quotations range i at $4. 004.50 per
100 lbs western. ? t..'u jA 15 natives, $-1.2534.20
Texas, and $d.tt4,5.S) iainbs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 25 S
5!-sc; tine creameries. 2;⁣ dairies, fancy,
fresh, AKSiic; pacldni; stock, fresh. 14c
Eg,- Southern stock, 1-iifjs per doz.; north
ern. 17c, loss off. Live 1'oultry Hens, 10c per
lb; spring cUioto is. lylgo per lb: roosters. 6c;
ducks. S.-; so.-ia : ducks, lie; turkeys. 12c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Early Ohioi, 65&6o
per bu.; Kansas Early Oliios. 0Otfi5 per bu.;
St. Louis E.u-iy Oiiios. SJJiSc per bu.: Long
Islanl ltose, $l.S5Ai5J per brL Apples-
Green. $i3iti.'JJ per bri; poor, $l.00iLS5i
red, SJj&VjO; Dachas. $10j3.0j per brL
New York. Sept. 15.
Wheat No. S mixe I cash. 73Uc: Septem
ber, Tl'sc; October, 79sc; November. So&sc
Cora Sa 2 mixed cash, i6c; November, 5tic;
September. 6oc; October. Sfyic Oats No.
2 mixed cash, 38c; Sedtember, b7?jr October.
8SHc Rye Dull; 64(G8c for var lots and
boat loads. Barley Neglected. Pork Juiet:
old mess, tll.lOiU.:i. Lard Quiet; Septem
ber, 57.30; October, $7.60.
Live StOv:k: Cattle Market firm, but no
trading in b eves: dressed beef, steady; na
tive sides. 79u per lb. Sheep and Lambs-
Sheep, slow but steady; lambs, dull and a
shade easier; sheen. $3.;5&.7 per 100 lbs;
lambs, $5.a&4.5JL Hogs Market steady; live
hog $5.40 00 per 100 lbs.
The Iocal markets.
Bran -85c per cwt.
Ships'uff $1.00 per cwt.
Ilsv Timothy. SaiO: mlanf: S&210 : slouch
$68; baled. $11 0012.fi0.
Batter Fair to choice, 18c: creamery, S9Q9(e
Eepn Prevb. 15c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chicken. 10C2.12W: turkeys 12Va
ducks. l-'Kc: geese, 10c.
mrrr and vse vtablks.
Apples f .23$&75 per bin.
Cattle Butchers par for corn fed steers
SttCMMc; cows and heifers, 2Sci calves
Hard 7 Bn7 75.
Sort X 30.
Common boards $18.
Joist Scantling and timSer. lit - 1ft reet. $13.
'Every additional foot inleiiytt 5u cents.
X A X Shingles IS 75
Lath $2 50.
FencinK 12to 16 feet $lf.
ock boards,rough $16.
(jBStf than Half the priM
off othar fcUtds.
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