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Rook . Island Daily Argus.
L. XL. NO. 305.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31. 1892.
Single CoplN 0 Cent
Fer Week ISM Cent
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are the only CASH CLOTHING HOUSE
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SAX & RICE, Proprietors of the
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IT S A LITTLE LATE,
But Here's the Long-Awaited
BEEN TOO BUSY TO WRITE EARLIER.
A Short Acceptance of the Nomination
and the Keaaon for Brevity The Chi
cago Platform Indorsed Comment on
the Power of Taxation as Implied to the
Tariff Question The "Force" Bill Issne
Dwelt Upon as One Jof Great Moment
Text of the Letter.
Charleston, W. Vs., Oct. 31. The fol
lowing letter of acceptance was sent Satur
day to the president of the national Demo
cratic convention, dated Charleston, V.
Va., Oct. 29, and addressed to the Hon.
William L. Wilson, chairman:
"When, in the presence of my country
men, I accepted the honor conferred upon
me by the convention over which you pre
sided, I promised to indicate by letter in a
more formal manner my acceptance of the
nomination tendered me by the assembled
representatives of the Democratic party of
the United States. Since that time I have
been engaged continually in the discussion
before the ieople of many states of the
Union of the issues emphasized by the
convention and represented by our candi
date for president, Grover Cleveland.
Approved of Cleveland's Position.
"Opportunity has thus been denied me to
write with the care I would like to the
more formal answer promised to your com
mittee. The full discussion of public ques
tions, commonly expected from a candi
date for vice president, has been rendered
less imperative by the complete presenta
tion of the Democratic creed by the gentle
man with whom I have the honor to be as
sociated as a candidate in the national
ticket. His treatment of the issues now
before the country for discussion and set
tlement was so complete that I can do little
more than indorse his position and give it
the empha-sis of uiKjualified approval.
The Powrr uf Taxat ion.
"The greatest power conferral upon
human government is that of taxation. All
the great struggles of the past for a
broader political lilK-rty have looked
towards the limitation of this power by
right to tax n right which should always
Ik- limited by the necessities of the govern
ment and the benefits of which may be
shared by all. Whenever this power is
used to draw tribute from the many for
the benefit of the few, or when part of the
people are oppressed iu order that the re
mainder may pro.-per unduly, equality is
lost sight of, injustice hardens into prece
dent which is used to excuse new ex
actions, ami there arises artificial dis
tinctions whi'.-h Itciieficiarics come to look
upon in due time as veted rights, sacred
to themselves. . .
The TafifT leclareil Inequitable.
"It is plain that our present inequitable
system of tariff taxation has promoted the
growth of Huh conditions in our lr.ud. fa
vored though it has been by an industri
ous and enterprising people, a frien-ily cli
mate, a productive soil and the highest de
velopment of political li!erty. If the bene
ficiaries of this system shall be able to add
anew tenure of power to those they have
already enjoyed the development of these
unfavorable conditions must continue un
til the power to tax will be lodged in those
who are willing and able to pay for the
perpetuation of privileges orginally con
ferred by a confiding people for the preser
vation inviolate of feir own government
Indorses the Chicago Platform.
"There is no longer pretext or excuse for
the maintenance of a war tariff in times of
peace and more than a quarter of a century
after armed conflict has ceased. The plat
form of the national Democratic conven
tion demands the reform of this system and
the adoption in its place of one which will
insure equality to all our people I am in
full and hearty accord with these pur
poses. The convention also declared its
position on the currency question in no un
meaning words when it said in its plat
form: We hold to the use of bot h gold and
silver as the standard money of the coun
try and to the coinage of both gold and
silver without discriminating against either
metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar
unit of coinage of both metals must lie of
equal intrinsic and exchangeable value, or
be adjusted through international agree
ment, or by such safeguards of legislation
as shall insure the parity of the two met
als and the equal power of every dollar at
all times in the markets and in payment of
debt, and we demand that all paper cur
rency shall be kept at par with and redeema
ble in such coin.' To this plain and une
quivocal declaration in favor of sound,
honest money. 1 subscribe without reserva
tion or qualification. A safe circulating
medium is absolutely essential to the pro
tection of the business interests of our coun
try, while to the wage-earner or the farmer,
it is all important that every dollar, what
ever its form, that finds its way into his
pocket, shall be of equal, unquestioned, and
universal exchangeable value and of equal
AN ISSUE OF GREAT MOMENT,
Is What He Thinks the Force" Bill
Opinion in the South.
"Another issue of great moment in the
pending contest is the force bill, the mag
nitude of which cannot be overstated. It
may mean the control of the election of
representatives in congress by the bayonet.
The Republican party by its acts in the
Fifty-first congress and by its platform in
its late national convention stands pledged
to the passage of this bill. That it will
pass it when it has the power no sane man
can doubt. To all our people who desire
the peace and prosperity of our common
country this question is all important.
Since my nomination I have been in eight of
the southern and southwestern states of
the Union and have talked with all classes
and conditions there I found a general
and growing apprehension of evils which
it is believed would result in the passage
of the Dodge bill or similar threatened leg
islation. Found Industries Languishing.
"I found the industries established by
northern capital during Mr. Cleveland's
administration in a languishing condition;
that the immigration of labor and the in
vestment of capital invited to those states
by their then peaceful condition bad in a
large measure ceased. The enactment of a
force bill into law. while it would threaten
tTielibertfcs of ;i;e enHre people, would un
doubtedly retard the material growth of
the states at which it is siec'iiilly aimed,
would incite in many communities race
troubles and invite retaliatory legislation,
which would disturb property values and
discontinue and destroy the security of
Would Have a Keflex Action.
"And its reflex action upon the northern
states would result in a consequent loss of
commercial and trade relat ions with the
vast territory now becoming tributary to
their wealth and prosperity. 1 say nothing
now of the inherent vice of the un-American
and revolutionary spirit involved in
the Ixxlge bill, which was pronounced by a
Republican senator 'the most infamous bill
that ever crossed the threshold of the sen
ate.' 1 appeal to the instinct of self-interest
and coiemon justice in the American peo
ple. Tk;eraof good feeling and renewed
commercial relations, commencing with
the election of Mr. Cleveland in 1S4,
should not be interrupted by the
inauguration of a policy which tends
to destroy popular representation and the
purity of the self-government, which
furnished an instrument to discredited
federal power to perpetuate itself, which
seeks to keep alive sectional jealousies and
strife, which threaten important commer
cial interests and which offers no excuse or i
palliation for its existence, except the per
petuaion in power of a political party which
has lost pnblic confidence.
"1 accept the nomination tendered me,
and should the action of the convention
meet the approval of my countrymen will,
to the best of my ability, discharge with
fidelity the duties of the important trust
conferred on me. Very respectfully
Sigued "AnLAI E. Stevenson."
A ROUGH TIME ON THE LAKE.
Large Number of Vessels In Trouble
Thirty Lives in Peril at One Time.
Chicago, Oct. 31. The gale which sig
nalized the latter part of last week and
helped so materially in the partial destruc
tion by fire of Milwaukee, had a number
of victims on the great lakes. The most :
serious news came from Bay City, Mich., .
where the steam barge S. C. Clark came
into port and reported that she had to cut
loose from her tow Friday night and let
the five barges of which it consisted look
out for themselves. The barges had good
luck, however, and found shelter at Char
ity i-l.inds. There were thirty soulson board
Lots of Hoat in Trouble.
Yes. .'Is worth over $1.000.0X were driven
ashore d::?ing the gale, but many of them
an be s.i ved. so thrtt the actual loss may be
no greater than $-Jik.um. Following is a
list of a few of the missing, sunk, ashore or
damaged vessel.-: Scho.i:er Nellie Ham
mond, steamer Tusi arora. steamer City of
"Naples, schooner Zach Chandler, steam J
barge Canisteo. barges Pomcroy and A. :
Stewart, two barges of steamer Curtis, tug
Onward, schooner H. P. I'aldwin, schooner
Glad Tidings, steamers Marulia. Pontiac
and Ketcham. schooner Colonel Cook,
schooner Jennie Mullen, schooner Com- ;
merce. sc hooner Samana. This list does ;
not include the score of boats aground all '
the wav from Port Huron to the Lime
Kilns in St. Clair and Detroit rivers.
MIGHTY RASH, MR. ESTES.
He Takes Risky Chances of Cetting Him
self or His Wife Shot.
TEXAKKANA, Ark., Oct. 31. President B.
T. Estes, of the Texarkana National bank,
had an exciting midnight gun play" with
a burglar Friday night. At the hour named
Mr. Estes was awakened by his wife, who
told him a burglar was in the room. It
was too dark to see, but the burglar hissed
with an oath: "Lie down, or I will kill
you." Mr. Estee took quick rim with his
revolver and fired two shots in the direc
tion whence the voice issued, when the i"
truder. nothing daunted, also opened fire,
discharging three shots, one of which
passed just above Mr. Estes' bead, and the
other two finding lodgment in the bed rail
ing. The burglar then escapea through the
window he had entered. It is rot thought
that he was wounded.
A Bin' Log from Michigan.
Torch Lake, Mich., Oct. 31. Archie
Cameron, of the Cameron Lumber com
pany, is making preparations to ship to
Chicago for exhibition at the World's fair
an immense log of gray elm. The tree
stands over eighty feet to the first limb,
and the log to be sent to Chicago will
measure eighty feet in length, the diame
ters being six and four feet at the respec
Ga That Has No Smell Is Deadly.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Yet another name has
been added to the already long list of
deaths in Hyde Park from gas asphyxia
tion. The ninth victim is John G. Rey
nolds, who was found dead in his room at
the Hotel Bernard yesterday afternoon.
Reynolds had been employed at the
World's fair grounds a6 a Columbian
guard since last May.
The First Hamburg Steamer.
New Youk, Oct. 31. The Hamburg
American Packet company's steamer Rus
sia, from Hamburg, had fifty cabin passen
gers, the first to arrive at this port since the
arrival of the last cholera-infected steamer.
They were all in (zood health and their bag
gage was thoroughly disinfected before
sailing, and was again disinfected at quar
antine, Will Confer About Fair Business.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Arrangements are
now being made for a mass-meeting of
representatives of the passenger depart
ments of all the railroads in the country to
be held in this city next month. The object
is to confer on the World's fair business
and agree upon some common method of
handling the traffic and fixing rates.
Too Old to Stand It This Time.
Nyack, N. Y., Oct. 31. John Clark. 74
years of age, was killed by a train Friday
evening. Just ten years ago he was struck
by the same train in charge of the same
conductor, at the same hour and near the
same spot. He was thrown into the sir,
fer Jones in His Own Defense.
Pittsburg, Oct. 31. D. R. Jones, Esq.,
has filed his answer to the petition of Sheriff
McCleary demanding that he appear in
court to explain certain alleged incendiary
speeches at Homestead. He says in part:
"I was no volunteer to defend Holaran at
the hearing, during which.it is alleged, I
uttered some incendiary language. I was
em ploy ed by the father of Holaran. I did
not advise the crowd to shoot down depu
tits like dogs. I was not advising any one
personally, except my client. The justice
disputed my views of the law, but at no
time did he attempt to stop me or caution
me as alleged by the plaintiff."
The President at His Post.
Washington, Oct. 31. The president and
a number of those who accompanied him
to Indianapolis returned to the national
capital Saturday afteruocu. There has
been some gosip of late as co the future
movements of President Harrison in the
event that he is defeated for re-election. He
has a comfortable home at Indianapolis,
but no:.e of his friends think that a resi
dence in that city, now that he is a wid
ower, would 1 agreeable to him. This be
lief is strengtnened by the fact that none of
the president's children are ever again
likely to take up their residence at Indian
apolis. POLITICAL NOTES.
The W. C. T. V. Convention.
Denver, Colo., Oct. 21. it took two
halls to hold those who attend 1 the W. C.
T. U. meeting Saturday. After devotional
exercises the change in the constitution,
making the national secretary or superin
tendent of the young woman's branch a
member of the executive committee, was
adopted. The rest of the day was devoted
to reports, which were all encouraging.
Yesterday the annual sermon was delivered
by Mrs. Mollie MctJee Snell, of Mississippi.
Delegates occupied many of the pulpits of
the city yesterday.
Fonnil a Lot of Hidden Dynamite.
Philadelphia, Oct. 31. Ninety-eight
sticks of dynimite, each eight inches lopg
and an inch and a half in diameter, were
found along a freight branch of the Balti
more and Ohio railway near the crossing at
old Second street in the lower part of the
city. Italian track laborers unearthed the
explosive and that they did not set it off
with their picks is a wonder. The dyna
mite is supposed to have been stolen from
construction trains and then hidden.
The Foot Flail Record.
Chicago, Oct. 31. Foot ball games Sat
Saturday: At Philadelphia Chicago Ath
letic 10, University of Pennsylvania 12; at
New York Princeton 60, Wesleyan 0; at
New Haven Yale 44, Tufts' 0; at Iowa
City Knox college 0, Iowa university 44;
at Madison, Wis. Minnesota university 32,
Wisconsin 4; at Jacksonville, Ills. Spring
field 0, Illinois college 12; at Chicago Ann
Arbor 8, Northwestern 10.
Woman's Mutilated Body Found.
Paris, Oct 31. Ragpickers in the Rue
Bottzaris yesterday found in a bundle of
rags the body of a woman cat in twelve
pieces. The pieces had been soaked in car
bolic acid, and it was supposed at first that
they were from a hospital or laboratory.
This theory was upset, however, by the evi
dence of the clumsy barbarity with which
the body had been hacked apart. The po
lice think that the woman was murdered.
Whitelaw lieid spoke at Jersey City Sat
urday to a big meeting.
A. E. Stevenson addressed a large crowd
of people at Charleston, W. Vs., Satur
day. New Haven Democrats were talked to
by Bourke Cock ran.
William Evans made probably the las
public political speech of his life Satnrday
to 5.W0 ieople at Brooklyn.
Governor McKinley had a hearty recep
tion at Oberlin, O.. Saturday.
1 la. Local Market.
8RA1K, ETC. "
Rye 7Sfir81r. j
Bran -Wc per rwt, -'
Sblfetnff f 1.00 per ewt.
(lav lmth. S-tilO: npland, J9.J10: rtougfa
S6Q8; baled. $11 0013.60.
Batter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery SJ34c
Eeps Fresh. 15c; packed 10c.
Poultrv Chickens. HM&Ubii turkeys 120
docks, l'.'Mc; geese, 10c.
LIT I STOC..
arte B;itcher pay lor corn fed steers
W"4ci cows and neifvts, 2K&3c; calves
Sheep 46e. .4
Hard 7 S"Jf.7 75.
Sort 1 10Q.J 30.
Common boards J1C.
Joist Scantling and timber. 19 to 16 feet. Sit.
Every additional foot inlenirth 50 cents.
X A X Shingles 75
Lath t-t 50.
Fcncire 12to Wful ? 18.
oci bo-rd,roneb $16.
Uf1 Imprisonment for Him.
Fkesno. Cal., Oct. 81. The trial of
George Sontag for complicity with Chris
Evans and John Sontag in the Col lis train
robbery on the Southern Pacific ended Sat
urday evening with a verdict of guilty,
which means life imprisonment for the
young bandit. -The jury wan out only fif
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