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THE AUG us.
v osdat. September 17. IS 93
Weaver and Field Unite in Writ
ing a Letter.
A BLAST AT BOTH OLD PARTIES,
TVlth Some Criticisms on the Alnbama and
ArtutnMU Elections lioth States Claimed
to Have Been Curried ly fraud Steven-
non Spendff1 a Oui-t Sunday at Wlnit-
ton. X. C. Cleveland Replies to a Letter
from Poteu Brother Hon. A. O. Por
ter Home to Take the Stump Political
Field ote. v
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 19. Generals
"Weaver and Field, the People's party can
didates for president aud vice president,
have issued an address "To the People of
the United States." After stating that they
are in accord with the Populist platform,
and that by contact with the people thej
have "become acquainted with their wants
and sufferings," the address says: "The
people are in poverty. Their substance is
being devoured by heartless monopolists,
trusts, pools, and money sharks. Labor is
largely unemployed, and where work is ob
tainable the wages paid are for the most
part unremunerative and the products of
labor not paying the costs of production."
Old Parties Fighting a Sham Battle.
It then declares that trusts, monopolies,
etc, control the country, and the quadren
nial struggle of the two great parties is
only a "sham battle," and proceeds: "Upon
the general economic questions of the age
they are practically the same in purpose,
litTering just enough to enable them to
carry on a sham battle, while the work of
Toblery and spoliation proceeds unabated.
In the meantime the farmers and planters
north and south, and wage earners every
-where, are proscribed, maltreated, brought
into competition with convict labor, and in
many instances shot down by hired mer
cenaries acting under orders of arrogant
corporations which have unblushingly
'.usurped the functions of government and
pfesumed to act in its stead."
The Oueatlftn of Free Ballot.
The uVcunient then discusses the alleged
political fraud in the south declaring that
a free ballot and fair count are rights pre
servative of all rights, the denial of which
must lead to violence and perhaps blood
shed. It says: "After consultation with
the people, we believe it to te true beyond
reasonable question that the majority of
white people are with the People's party in
every southern state thus far visited, and
our information leals us to believe that the
mme thing is true in the other states.
The white people are leaving the old
parties and casting their lots with us, and
our numlers are constantly increasing.
In Alabama and ArkaiiHa.
"We are informed by a large number of
intelligent and reputable people that in the
recent state election in Alalwma Captain
Kolb was chosen governor by over 40,0(10
majority and yet his opponent was counted
in by a majority of lo.iiOO. County tickets
throughout the state were counted out and
others counted in. By the same unblush
ing methods we are informed that in the
state election which occurred in Arkansas
the 5th of Septemlier at least 50,nno of the
qualified voters of the state were deprived;
of the right of suffrage, that the returns
were inaccurate; that at this election the
People's party, a party polling a large vote,
was denied representation in the appoint
ment of judges and commissioners by whom
the election was to be conducted.
Reform Must Come From Within.
"These frauds and irregularities in the
state referred to, though local, are yet mat
ters worthy of the serious consideration of
the people of the whole United States. The
deplorable condition of affairs cannot be
remedied from without. The solution must
come from the people within these states,
supported by a healthy public sentiment
everywhere, and we believe it to be the duty
of all people without regard to section to
stand by these noble people of the south
who have risen up to demand good gov
ernment and honest elections." The ad
dress then says that the only hope. for a re
form of this matter is through the agei. ry
of the Populists, as neither Democrats nor
Republicans will give relief.
Appeal to the Voters.
The address continues: "All who desire
the revival of business, all who wish for the
return of prosierity to our country, all who
desire to relieve the depressed industries and
wage workers of our common country, all
who desire an adequate increase of our cur
rency and tl. . free coinage of silver, all who
desire the abolition of banks of issue and
the constitutional control of the great in
struments of commerce by the government
of the United States, all who desire that
the laws of taxation shall be equitably
adjusted to the property of the country, 11
who desire that the public domain shall le
sacrdelv held in trust for the people, i !l
who desire that the highways between the
states shall be rendered sulwervient to the
popular good, and, finally, all who desire
the restoration of fraternity among the peo
ple, and the obliteration of sectional ani
mosities should at once regard it as thir
conscientious duty to align themselves un
der the banner of this great industrial and
Bets on the Election.
BUFFALO, Sept. 19. The Commercial says
that C. A. Hess, of New York, brother of
Jacob Hess, the noted Republican leader,
has wagered with Thomas Wayne, of Chi
cago, $500 on Kepublican Buccess in X-'w
York and 500 on Indiana and 500 on the
general result, and that Mr. Hess has the
balance of $30,000 to put upon the same
STEVENSON'S SOUTHERN TOUR.
g speaks at Charlotte ' and Bests on
Sunday at Winston. : .
Winston, N. C, Sept. 19. Hon. Adlai
E. Stevenson addressed a great throng
Saturday at Charlotte, which city gave him
a hearty welcome. The speaking was pre
ceded by a parade, many horsemen being
in the line, which was a half mile long. The
speaker went over the same line of argu
ment as at Kaleigh and Durham and was
loudly applauded all through. At theclose
of the meeting he took a train for this
place, where he arrived early yesterday
morning, hi is desire to spend a quiet Sun
day was respected end he attended morning
service at the Presbyterian church.
Presented with a Ituhbit's Foot,
lu the evening the' vice presidential can
didate and party attended service in the
Moravian church at Salem. Winston's twin
city. A f eat v re of the visit here has been
the loads of flowers presented Mrs. Steven
son. Her rooms are a beautiful floral bower
with them. Mr. Stevenson has received
some unique presents. One of them is a
rabbit's foot sent by J. K. Uzzle, who states
that the rabbit to which it Ixdonged was
caught iu the Old Citizens' cemetery, at
Raleigh, about six years ago, and promises
that if General Stevenson will accept it
North Carolina will give him 2"0,0tK) ma
jority and let two to one on his election.
CLEVELAND AND THE POSTENS.
The Family Threatens to Knife" Him
Bint He MakM Reply.
Memphis, Sept. 19. When Governor Bu
cman commuted the sentence of Colonel
H. Clay King to imprisonment for life it
was reported that Ex-President Cleveland
had interceded with Buchanan in the con
demned murderer's behalf. Frank P.
Post en, brother of King's victim, wrote a
letter to Cleveland expostulating with him
for interfering in the case, and declaring
that the friends of the murdered man. who
were numerous and influential, would not
forget Cleveland's action on election day.
The Kx-President's Answer.
At some length Cleveland replies that he
simply wrote a letter based on the apieal
of a female re4ative of the condemned man;
that he had only expressed sympathy with
a suffering woman which to have withheld
would have been a discourtesy that had no
honor among men either north or south;
that the purpose of his letter had been
strangely misinterpreted, as he did not ad
vocate mercy for a murderer. He closes
with the following words: "When political
exiediency forces me to be discourteous to a
distressed woman I am prepared to retire
Peck's Cue tioes Over.
ALBANY, X. Y.. Sept. The police
court was crowded Saturday with a throng
of politicians and others, who exiected sen
sational developments in the case against
Lalor Commissioner Peck for destroying
the records of his office, upon which, as is
alleged, his recent tariff report was based.
But the justice, who is supiosed not to lie
friendly tow: -d Peck in politics, decided as
a matter of law that the case must go over
till Sept. 20, so that some of the questions
at issue might le decided by the supreme
court on the 27th.
Whitelaw Reiil was the speaker at a
Union league club reception at Brooklyn
Saturday night. He said that the Democ
racy had abandoned the principles of JetTer
son and Jackson: abandoned denunciation
of the '-billion dollar" congress liecause up
to date their own congress has done worse,
and even aliandoned the cry that protec
tion roi the workingnieu, because of that
Governor Boies spoke at Storm Ijike, la.,
Saturday to a crowd of -J,5(X), and was
The Trade and Ijlxr party of Chicago
has nominated a county ticket taken half
and half from those of the Democratic and
ECCENTRIC AND UNPOPULAR.
He Was Rich Knouch to Indulge in Costly
Whim ami Fancies.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 10. Eccentric Lu
ther Beecher is dead. I-is more pronounced
ececntricitii.; have cost him directly more
than $l,0Ni,()00. His stores and the big
Diddle house in tLIs city have been idle
with few exceptions for fifteen years. He
hal an exarrerated idea of the renting
value of his property, and then interfered
so with the tenants when they did pay his
prices that they soon left him. He has paid
a ground rent of 10,000 a year for twenty
five years on the Diddle house propertv
with but little return. Then it cost frfi.OOO
a year for care and repairs. He had paid
$3,000 annually for many years' rental of an
iron mine in the Upper Peninsula
that he wovM not allow to lie worked.
IHfin't Know the Haughty Hotel Clerk.
When the Uihle house had a tenant p. 1
a clerk Beecher interfered so that the clem
kicked him into the street. The merchants
on the street were so pleased that thep pre
sented the clerk with a gold watch and
chain, with the story of his bravery en
graved on it. Deceher made his money by
buying real A,tate in an early day and by a
lucky railroad deal. He sold the road for
over a million and the day of his death had
77,K)0 annual interest income. He leaves
2,000,000 and a son.
MINISTER PORTER IS HOME AGAIN.
He Con fl ruin the Rumor That He Will Be
Envoy No Longer.
" NEW YORK, Sept. 10. A. G. Porter, of
Indianapolis, arrived from Europe on the
steamship Fuerst Bismarck Saturday, and
confirmed the rumor that he had resigned
his post as minister to Italy before leaving
for America. He said that his resignation
was to take effect last Thursday. He also
said that commerce between Italy and the
United States has recently grown, and is
still growing rapidly. Mr. Porter said tae
only reason for his resignation was his de
sire to lie nearer his home.
Will do on the Hoosier Stump.
Porter is happy to lie back permanently
in the States. He said he had met more
Americans that he knew in a day since he
arrived than in a year at Rome. He wen
to Washington last night to settle his ac
counts with Uncle Sam, and as soon as that
business is transacted he will return to In
diana, where he will ' take the stump for
Harrison and Reid early in October.
LtJCK SAVED THEM.
A Horrible Railway Disaster
CLOSE SHAVE OP A G. A. E. TRAIN.
The Kc mil Section Runs Into the Rear of
. the first anil Severely Injures Kiht
Persons, Four of -Them Women A Ter
rible Wreck Prevented by a Flagman's
Fortunate Look to the Rear The on
CumiliK Train Slows Tiuwn Before the
Slunk A Ve-1 With 10O Souls on
Cl. kvklaxd, Sept. 10. A narrow escape
from one of the most disastrous railroad
accidents on record in Ohio occurred at
Kent. O., yesterday morning at 7 o'clock on
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. The first
section of a G. A. K. train bound for Wash
ington from points in Nebraska was stand
ing at the station when it was run into by
the section following. Only by luck the
flagman of the first train saw the second
section approaching and managed to get
far enough back to attract the engineer's
attention. The latter partially stopped his
train so that it was running slowly when it
struck the rear sleeping car.
I.lxt of the Seriously Hurt.
The force of the collision jammed two
sleepers together and slightly injured a
large numln-r of people who were just aris
ing. Many heard the warning shouts out
side, and jumped from the windows and
fled out of the doors. The more seriously
injured were: Henry J. Knapp, Elgin, Ills.,
caught on platform between cars, injured
very badly about head; Mrs. Julia M.
Rhodes, of New Mexico, injured in back
and internally; woman (unknown), arm
broken and seriously injured internally
unconscious when the train left Kent; Mrs.
Isaliella Fuller. Pawnee City, Xeb., ser
iously injured internally by being trampled
upon: Mrs. Bowen, Lincoln, Neb., hand
crushed and three fingers amputated; 1'. J.
Hall. Memphis, Neb., badly bruised and in
jured internally: J. Kerwin, Fillmore coun
ty. Neb., head badly cut; Jesse D. Scott,
I.afontaine, lud., nose broken and arm in
jured. ReMiilt When the Crash Came.
When the crash came the people on lioth
trains wen- knocked down, several falling
on seats and others being scattered alxiut.
Henry J. Knapp. of Elgin, Ills., was in the
act of getting off che front end of the rear
sleeping car when the trains struck. Mrs.
Isaliell Fuller, of Pawnee City, Neb., was
thrown down among some seats and was
trampled on in the excitemeut. Jesse D.
Scott, of Lafontaine, was a memlier of the
Indiana party on the second train, and
when the trains struck he was thrown for
ward, striking a seat.
Occupant of the Two Trains.
The train at the station consisted of eight
cars, five sleepers, one chair car and two
day coaches, the chair car lieing occupied
by a delegation from Iowa City, Iowa. The
remainder of the excursionists were from
Omaha. Lincoln. Hastings, Pawnee City
and other points in Eastern Nebraska.
Many of the people had just risen. The
second train carried the G. A. R. posts
from Huntington, Peru, Wabash and ad
jacent Indiana oints. ; .
Was nn I'nlncky Car.
The rear car on the first train was the
Logansport, and the porter of the car says
he will never go on it again. The car seems
to lie an unlucky one. Shortly after it first
went out two men were killed on it. Then
it came near lieing smashed to pieces again
and the porter lost his life. One night a
crazy woman committed suicide on it and
not long ago, while it was running le
tween Chicago and the coast, two men in
the smoking room got into a quarrel, one
shooting the other dead.
Where Itoes the Blame Lie?
It is doubtful where the blame for the ac
cident will lie laid. The company was en
deavoring to keep the trains a station apart,
and it is claimed that the operator at Cuya
hoga Falls should have held the second sec
tion, but he claims that he had orders from
the dispatcher to allow it to pass.
AN OVERDUE STEAMSHIP.
She Han 190 Souls on Board Much Anx
iety at Boston.
Boston, Sent. 10. Nothing has been heard
of the steamship Carroll, which is now sev
enty hours overdue from Halifax. She has
on lioard ISO passengers, many of whom lie
longed to Boston or viAnity, and were re
turning from their vacations. Also forty
of a crew. Many persons gathered at her
dock last night anxiously awaiting news of
the Carroll's safety. The steamship is old
and not considered seaworthy.
SAFELY THROUGH THE CRISIS.
Mrs. Harrison's Case Rid of Complications
Talk of Removal.
Loos LAKE Hot'SE, N. Y., Sept. 19.
The critical period in Mrs. Harrison's illness
hns passed, and there are no signs of a re
newal of the dangerous complication that
brought her so near to death's door a few
days ago. She has not improved so much,
however, that all danger is passed, for there
is yet the main disease to combat. Dr.
Gardner told a United Press reporter yester
day that the crisis was over, and the patient
could now be treated without the great dan
ger threatened by the accumulation of the
water sulistance in the cavity of the pleura.
Wants to io to Washington.
Now that the crisis is over the advisa
bility of removing Mrs. Harrison from
Ixjon Lake is lieing considered. She is ex
ceedingly anxious to lie taken to Washing
ton, and it is lielieved by Dr. Gardner that
with a partial renewal of strength his patient
may lie safely removed from Loon Iake
within a week or two. The president sjient
yesterday quietly taking some much needed
exercise in the afternoon iu a short walk.
The Kaiser Takes a Header.
BEIJLIX, Sept. 19. Emperor William was
thrown from his horse during the man
oeuvres near Anklam, on Saturday. He
was riding at a gallop through a field
covered with high grass, endeavoring to
keep in view a cavalry charge some dis
tance ahead, when his horse stumbled oil
the edge of a ditch, concealed by the grass,
and before the emperor could grasp the
reins, Imwled over. The emperor was shot
over the horse's head. The horse
scrambled up, bounded directly over the
emperor, and bolted. The-emperor rose,
laughing, before the members of his stall
could dismount to help him.
Fire la Brooklyn Kavy Tarda.
Bkookxtn, N. Y., Sept. 19. The ma
chine shop of the Brooklyn navy yards was
destroyed by fixe early Saturday. The fire
was first discovered shortly after S o'clock
by a sentry and burned until about 6
o'clock, when it was finally subdued. The
loss U about $30,000. '
THE VERY LATEST.
An Over-Doe Steamer Arrive.
Boothbat Hakeok, Me., Sept. 19.
The steamer Carroll from Halifax, re
ported over-due at Boston with 0 cabin
passengers, was towed here today with
her machinery disabled.
Is It Cholera?
EUZABETH.N. J8ept.l9. John Susie,
supposed at first to have cholera morbus,
is dying at the City hospital. Physi
cians there entertain grave doubts as to
the real nature of his malady.
The up river boats today were the Lone
Star. Dolphin, Glenmount and Verne
Swain, while the Robert Dodds. Jo
Long, Dolphin and Verne Swain went
south through the draw.
The Sam Atlee and Jo Long each
brought down seven strings of logs and
one of lumber.
The Robert Dodds came down with 12
strings of lumber.
The Dolphin brought down seven
barges, the Sam Atlee one, and the A.J.
Whitney one, and a dredge boat also.
The stage o f the water was 3 :10 at noon ;
ihe temperature on the bridge 67.
Reports from the Mary Morton make
it appear probable that the obstruction
that sank her was that old steamboat
wheel that is reported to have been
knocked off a boat at the Louisiana
bridge years ago. Whatever it was it
seems to have rolled over and over on the
bottom, striking the poor Mary severtl
vicious blows below the belt, each one of
them knocking a bole in her hull . Capt.
C. W. Durham of the snag boat Gen.
Barnard, stated to an Abgcs reporter
Saturday night that he was positive that
themischitf could not have been done
by a snag.
Patent medicines differ
One has reasonableness, an
other has not. One has repu
tation another has not. One
has confidence, born of suc
cess another has only
Don't take it for granted
that all patent medicines are
alike. They are not.
Let the years of uninter
rupted success and the tens
of thousands of cured and
happy men and women, place
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery and Dr. Pierce's
on the side of the comparison
And there isn't a state or
territory, no nor hardly a
country in the world, whether
its people realize it or not,
but have men and women
in them that're happier be
cause of the'.r discovery and
Think of this in health.
Think of it in sickness. And
then think whether you can
afford to make the trial if
the makers can afford to take
the risk to give your money
back as they do if they do
not benefit or cure you.
Burtis Opera House,
! ABBOTT & TEAL'S
ALL LAU6HTER !
150 Nights in New York
100 Nights in Boston.
5 50 Nights in Uhicago
v Is Beautifully Staged.
is Splendiaiy Actea-
(( A Roar Every Minute
A Laugh Every Second.
Prices $1,00, 75. 50 and 85 certs: seat sala at
Fluke's Monday sept. 19th; Telephone No. 20.
Slate Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satcbele,
Straps, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
Rulers, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Are.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODY ATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pieirios et:qcl Org;etr5
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BR08., WHEELOCK.
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
&A nl' line leo of small Mnslcal wfrchandlse. We haTe In onr employ a firs t-class Paco T jt tr.
is anxious to have her son nicely clothed the year
around. But especially is she desirous of having
v him comfortably dressed when the autumnal tints
announce the close approach of winter. The
Daily Argus has determined to relieve the solici
tude of some one mother in Rock Island regard
ing the wearing apparel of her son
for the coming cold weather. But
he who wears the clothes must
win them. This is the way he
can secure them: By soliciting
subscribers for The Daily Argus.
To the boy who brings to this
office prior to November 1st, 1892,
the greatest number of the ap
pended subscription order blanks,
signed and filled out by a respon
sible person not already a regular
THE DAILY ARGUS,
will be given a suit of clothes:
RGUS OFFICE, City:
m r . ji. - t -7 t r t - r ti -rrcy JS -1 . 0
i tease iiuve aic ujiiij 1 lixiruo ueaierea w.
u to mc at
until further notice.
Boys, here is a chance to earn a suit of
clothes easily. Let every enterprising boy strive
for the prize.
NOTICE TO CONTESTANTS Subscriptions for
this contest will only be counted when handed in on
one of the above blanks. None will be printed except
those appearing in THE DAILY ARGUS. If the paper
received at your home does not furnish enough blanks
orders, your neighbor will undoubtedly allow you to
clip this essential matter from his.
Who will be the first to send in a name?
The party who takes your money
without giving a fair equivalent does you
en injury and leaves you dissatisfied; you
take care not to let him have the. second
chance at you. When you go buying
think how fair we treat you; what splen
did values we offer; a dollar goes further,
buys more, here, than in most other
stores Then too we throw in, to put a
gilt edge on the bargain, a whole year's
subscription to that charming magazine
"Good form" when you have expended
ten of your dollars here. Think of that
What other store offers you so mtsch as we d"?
The Be Hive is showing the lare3t and finest line of Pall
and Witteb Cloaks and Millinery in the city aud a
astonishing Low Prices. L
114 West Second Street, Davenport.