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VOL. XL NO. 309.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15. 1892.
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IDEA OF AN EXPERT
nlaine 4lio I afu
A MILLION STAY-AT-HOME VOTEES,
And All Republicans. He Bays, Did the
Business Home Statistical Reasons for
His Hindsight Cleveland Will Not Call
an Extra Session, Says the New York
Sun Single Taxers Inclined to Think
They Will Be a Very Positive Quantity
in the Next Congress.
Washington, Nov. 15. The latest expla
nation of the election is given by Mr. Fred
C. Waite, the special' expert of the census
bureau in charge of the statistics of true
wealth. He says the election went the
way i did because 1,000,000 Republican
farmers staid at home on Nov. 8. All
the other surprises of the election seem to
him tA have been but the following out of
natural law well established by statistics.
In a papef prepared for delivery before
Johns Hopkins university he says: "The
decrease in the per cent, it our population
engaged in farming from 1850 to lSbO was
exceedingly small. You may ask how
then could the per cent, of our population
in cities have increased from 12.5 to 22.6
per cent? I answer, because the percentage
of our population in villages decreased
from 3J1 to 25 per cent.
The Exodus from the Farms.
"During the eighties thereJwaR'aJohange in
this uniformity of increase in the popula
tion and wealth engaged in the various in
dustries. In 2,000 miles of counties on both
sides of the Mississippi south of St. Paul,
every county, save for a stretch of twenty
miles, shows an absolute decrease during
the eighties in the farming population. It
is not only so in almost every county east
of the Mississippi but also in tUTouiities
containing the major part of the popula
tion westward to the Pacific. With this
exodus of young people from the farms, the
money and the wealth has been piled up in
the cities. In the north central states.
which contain one-third of the wealth of
this continent, the increase in the value of
urban real estate has been six times as
great as that of the farms, which has ac
tually failed to increase as fast as the mort
gage indebtedness upon them.
Points to Party Reorganisation.
"Is it any wonder that this election means
more than the defeat of one party f There
is nothing surprising to a statistician in
the Cleveland victory, except that it has
been cut down Dy the new methods of bal
loting. The Republican farmers have not
become Democrats. In the northwest they
voted largely as Populists, but in the ceu
tral and eastern states they voted against
all three parties. The fact that a million
Republican farmers stayed at home and
took care of their own business, together
with the magnitude of the Populist vote,
was the one alarming feature of the elec
tion. The stay-at-home voters who decide
nearly nil doubtful elections seem to be al
most as numerous as in 1853 or in 1872.
From 1876 down to the present, as well as
during the corresponding period from 1836
the Democrats carried every other presi
dential election, and yet never failed of be
ing beaten in the intervening election, and
they earned every off election except the
one during the Mexican war, which was
Encouragement for Populists.
"Although there was no third party in
1852 strong enough to get an electorJI vote,
yet liecause of the dissatisfaction with
the Whig party as shown by the unusually
large stay-at-home vote the People's or Re
publican party was the natural result.
The Populists have already elected twenty
six electors, and the t remendous stay-at-home
vote in every state shows that things
are ripe for a reorganization of parties.
The only question is whether great minds
will step to the front and lead the reor
ganization or whether it will be left to t)
political kickers and ignorant men with
CLAIM OF THE SINGLE TAXERS.
They Seem to Think They Were Very Murk
In the Ground Swell.
New York, Nov. 15. Henry George and
Congressman Tom. L. Johnson will be the
leading speakers at a banquet u be given
by the Manhattan Single Tax ciub in the
Columbia, in Union square, this evening.
It will be in celebration of the Democratic
victory. William McCabe, president of
the club, said Sunday: "The elections
were a great boom for our principles. Tom
Johnson, in Cleveland, O., made the ban
ner run for congressman. In his district
he gained 5,500 votes. He did not conceal
his single tax views. Neither did ex-Judge
James B. McGuire, of the superior court of
San Francisco, who is elected to congress
from the Fifth district in California. They
are both Democrats.
Henry tieorgelsm for the District.
"The single tax is liable to come to the
front in the next congress. Johnson is
chairman of the committee on the District
of Columbia. Last winter the committee
decided that a modified form of the single
tax if applied to Washington and the Dis
trict would be a good thing. This report
will be presented to the house and, if
adopted by congress, will go to Cleveland
for his signature. Judge McGuire is an
authority on the legal aspect of the single
tax and will be of great assistance in the
house. Jerry Simpson, also a single taxer,
is returned. Our banquet will celebrate
all these victories for our cause."
WILL NOT CALL AN EXTRA.
The New York San Says It Has the News
New Yobk, Not. 15. The Sun says:
"The Sun is permitted to announce author
itatively that it is the present determina
tion of ex-President Cleveland not to call
an extraordinary session of congress after
bis inauguration on March 4 next It is
further announced that, ia the estimation
at present of Mr. Cleveland and his closest
friends, an extraordinary session would
torn out to be a profitless proceeding. His
friends say that Mr. Cleveland must have
time after his Inauguration to look over
the ground. ..
Might Unsettle Business.
"There is a natural objection also to the
reassembling of congress immediately after
ths inauguration on the; groiyid that it
would nave more or less oi an unsettling
influence on the business of the country.
Another objection to an extraordinary ses
sion in the minds of Mr. Cleveland's friends
is that the Republican party and its allies
have demonstrated altogether too eager a
desire that Mr. Cleveland should call an
extraordinary session. It is not customary
for a new administration to accept counsel
from the enemy. But stronger than any
thing else is the feeling that an extraordi
nary session could be of no particular ad-
ntage, and that the proper thing to do Is
to give Mr. Cleveland and the Democratic
leaders time to look around and determine
ust what course to pursue."
A Preacher's View of Hie Matter.
WASHlNiiiox, Xov. 15. The defeat of
the Republican partv and its lessons to
Americans was the subject of a sermon de
livered in thU city inday that was some
what sensational its character. The
preacher. Dr. W. Bishop Johnson, first ar
raigned Harrison for not stopping southern
outrages aud putting lawlessness under
submission to the law, and then declared
Cleveland's election a good thing for the
negro, because southern outrages would
now stop, and some time in the future
their would be two parties south striving
for the negro vote.
Didn't Have to Keep the Paper.
Albant, X. Y., Nov. 15. In dismissing
the Democratic national committee case
against Labor Commissioner Peck yester
day, Judge Clute saiti: "The act or law
that creates or makes the office and officer
known as the commissioner of statistics of
labor, does not provide a place nor require
the commissioner to provide a place that he
shall call his office a bureau of laljor statis
tics. Neither does it require the commis
sioner to keep a file or record of any papers
er documents that may come to him.
Buchanan May Hold Over.
WlXcnESTER, Tenn., Nov. 15. Chief
Justice Turuey, governor-elect of Tennes
see, is lying dangerously ill at his home
near this city. Judge Turney is quite an
old man. There is no provision in Tennes
see's constitution or statutes for a successor
in event of the death of a governor-elect,
and should Judge Turney die before he is
inaugurated it might be that governor
Buchanan would hold over.
Hepbnrn Wasn't in the Cyclone.
Washington, Nov. 15. Solicitor
Hepburn, of the treasury department,
returned from Iowa. He will retain
present place until March 4 when he
step into congress, having in the recent
election been elected a representative from
the Eighth district of Iowa.
POWDERLY AND THE KNIGHTS.
It Is Not Improbable that H Will Remain
as Head Man.
St. Lons, Nov. 15. Quite a minilx-r of
the leading members of the Knights of
Labor convention which ojiened here
today were in town yesterday, and talked
freely of the order's affairs. Referring to
the alleged intention of Powderly to resign
one of them said: "It is quite likely that
all of the old officers will lie re-elected with
out any opposition. Some time ago there
was talk of Powderly resigning at this
meeting, and that a nuccessor would have
to be elected. This is not the case, for
Powderly does not hare to resign. His
term, as well ns those of nil the officers of
the organisation, expires at this meeting.
Should Powderly, however, refuse to allow
his name to go before the convention for
re-election, it is possible that his successor
will be A. W. Wright, of Toronto, as he is
one of the brainiest men in the order."
Nothing Highly Important on Hand.
A reporter had a long talk with John W.
nayes, the national secretary, in which the
labor situation generally was gone over.
"Our convention this year will do nothing
more than to indorse what has been done
by previous assemblies,'' said he. "I know
of nothing of national importance that will
come up, The constitution will bechanged
somewhat, not in effect, however, but the
constitution as it now stands is too long,
cumbersome and complicated. It will ibe
boiled down, as you newspaper men would
say. Yet it will not, be changed a particle.
We think that by putting it in a more brief
form it will be better understood by our
TRYING TO WRECK THE TRAINS.
Miscreants Give the Vandalia Una Much
Hills bo ro. Tils., Nov. 15. For several
weeks midnight assassins have been trying
; to wreck passenger trains on the Vandalia
line in Effingham county. Two attempts
j have been made east of Montrose by placing
' ties on the track. The electric headlights
on the engines and watchful engineers have
thus far saved the trains. The last attempt
. was made east of the city of Effingham a
night or two since, on a high embankment
just Derore the W abash nver bridge is
Better Watch Him, Anyhow.
A freight train that came in ahead of
the passenger'struck the tie, which hap
pened to be a partially decayed one. and
instead of passing under the wheels it was
torn to pieces. A party from Cumberland
county has been arrested for the offenw.
but as he has since proven to be insane it is
questionable whether or not the officials
have the right man. What the Durnosa
can be, whether robbery or some sort of re
venge, can only be conjectured.
The Fair Margaret Denies.
IjOS ANGELES, Cala., Nov. 14. Margaret
Mather was seen at her hotel Sunday by a
reporter and asked about her reported mar
riage. She said the report was absolutely
without foundation, but that it was no
surprise to her, as she had already been
married several times according to stories
circulated. It can be stated also, as per
a telegram from Milwaukee, that Pabst
pere "with great regret" acknowledges his
son's marriage and will make the best of it.
Ws Congratulate Mrs. Griffin.
iTtivis, Miss., Nov. 15. Asa result of
th; aensational Griffin Lott elopement and
marriage reported Saturday Anson Jont
one of the three aspirants to Miss Lott's
hand, was killed Sunday by a man named
ourns several mues from this town. Par-
utauars are not yet learned.
- Ex-President Hoey Is Dead,
srw yobk, Nov. 15. John Hoey. ex
president of the Adams Express company
died last night at 10:10 o'clock ia his rooms
Dave Won't Have to Boss Those Boys.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 15. Mrs. Iveraon
was seen yesterday about the report that
she and Senator Hill would. wed. She said:
"I never met senator Hill but once in my
life. Of course the story is untrue and I
regret that such a report- has been given
publication. I have neither seen or heard
from him since I met him on one .occasiosi
last spring at the unveiling of the Grady 7
Satan Preparing for the Fair. '
New York, Nov. 15. The wife of Freak
Whitaker, who was killed iu Chicago Sun
day by Charles Lyon, keeps' house of ill
repute at 140 Christie street, in this city.
She said Sunday night that her husband
went to Chicago with Susie Hess, one of
the inmates' of her place, to open a house
there for the World's fair.
Oscar Neeba to B Pardoned. -
Chicago, Nov!' 15. The Herald says i
has it on unquestionable authority thai)
Oscar Nee be, ope of the anarchists sent to
prison for life, will be pardoned by Gover
nor Fifer Thanksgiving day.
Death of Emerson's Widow.
Cohcoud, Mass., Nov. 15. Lilian Emer
son, widow of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the
poet, died Sunday aged 90 years.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Nov. 14,
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat November, opened
52?4C closed 7-'Hc: December, opened. T3C,
closed 73!c; May, opened 7VH, closed TBJfcc
Corn November, oeued 41ic, closed 41Hc.De
cember, opened 42c, closed 414C; .May,
opened 474c, closed 4C?6c. Oats November,
opened Wic. closed 30.ic; December, opened
Sic, closed 31le; May, opened Stic, closed
35c. Pork November, opened $12.0TVfc cloned
December.opeoed $12.10; closed f 12.05;
January, opened $13.35, closed (13.40. Lard
Novemler, opened and closed, $8.80.'
Live Stock races at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
moderately active on packing and shipping ac
count; but feeling rather weak; prices b&10o
lower; sales ranged at $4.1034.35 pigs, (&.1U9
6.60 light, $5.15(35.35 rough packing,
5.65 mixed, and 5.4OS.T0 heavy packing :
and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on. local ,
and shipping account, and feeling rather
steady: prices unchanged; quotations ranged
at $5.U5&5.65 choice to extra shipping steers, '
$4.3iKA5.U0 good to choice do, $3.7U&4JN fair tA
good, $3.00ii3.60 common to medium do, S3.t09 -8.60
butchers' steers, $2.00(32.85 Blockers. &M '
Cftl.io Texas steers, S2.754.10 range steers.
$2.803.40 feeders, $1.25a2.75 cows, 1.5U2.60
bulls, and J2.r((?5.50 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active and prices!
steady and unchanged; quotations ranged at
&UX)&4.66 per 100 lbs western, na
tives, $5034.25 Texas, and $3.505.75 lambs.
Produce: Bui ter Fine to fancy creamery, M
31C per id; laucy utunua, packing
stock, l.rjQ)15Hc. Eggs Fresh stock, Sic per
doi; ice house, 18(&iyc Poultry Hens. 8lc
per lb; roosters, 5c; ducks, S5.Mc; turkeys, llHc;
geese, $7,0027.50 per doz. Potatoes Wiacon
sin rose, aiU3c per bu; Hebron, tt5T0c: Ilur
banks. 74aTfc. Sweet potatoes Jersey, $303
4.0 per bbl; Illinois, g3.U03.25. Apples Good
to fancy, !.5Ot3.50 per bM; poor, fl.StXJA.
Cranberries-Cape Cod. $8.&)J.0l per bbL
New Tona, Nov. 14.
Wheat No. red winter cash,7tii77)4o-. De
cember. 7!a January, 79c; February, eTMc; .
May, bM-Tgc Corn No. 2 cash, &OV; Alar, .
Sic. Oats No. z mixed cash, Aio: December,
36c. Kye Dull at 57&)c in car lots; 0U&61
in boat loads. Barley Steady; westers
state, 73c; two-rowed state, ftUrgiic. Pork
Steady; old mess, $12J!o(&12.50. Lard Firm;
November, $SJW. (
Live Stock: Catt le Trading active for aU
grades and really choice natives sold at an ad- .
I vance of 10c per 100 lbs; poorest to best native
steers. aou-v.' per 100 lbs: bulls and dry
cows, $l.ttXti3i Sheep and Lambs Sheep
dull and lower; lambs weak at a reduction of
&c per lb; sheep. $5.00 per 1(10 lbs; lambs, 84. T V '
(v5.tS5. Hogs Market steady; live hogs, $Sjjoi
So per 100 lbs.
The Loral Markets.
Bran - tc per cwt,
Shij staff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy. JIO: unland. tm.10: slssjrk
6&8; baled, $11.0C12. B0.
Butter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery t&34c.
Egcs Fresh, lie ; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. HM2U : turkevs ltlim
ducks, lc: geese, 10c.
rRCIT AND VESBTABLKS.
Apples $2 25a$2 75 perbtl.
Potatoes 58ft 60c. i
Onions 80ac. '
Hard 7 WT 75.
Boft 1 80.
Cattle Butchers nay for corn fed stsesm
SH4Hc; cows and aeifeis, S3c; estves
Common boards fit. 1
Joist ScanthnK and timber, 12 to 16 feet. lit.
KTtry additional foot in length B0 cents.
X AX Shingles $2 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18. .
ock boards.rongh $16.
PUREST AMI BEST.