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VOL. XLI NO. 242.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, JULY 31 1883
t AtncMOoplM S Con.
I Per Wash iSOanw
SAX&RCE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
To sell you your choice of . any Light Colored
Summer Suit in the House for
Nine Ninety-Nine My Nine Ninety-Nine
Suits worth $13.50, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00. '
STRAW HATS 25c.
Vhite and Fancy Duck Vests at Half price.
SI 25 Vests - - 63c
2.00 " - si. 00
3.00 " - - 150
etyzxy Blue Front,
SAX&RCE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
Will Wake the Echoes at Chi
cago This Week.
A GEEAT GATHEBUJCL "LOOKED FOE.
( WALL PAPER.
pur selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your inspection will pronounce it overwhelmingly
superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choisdst deaigas from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest pricsa. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased ta receivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
oom Moulding to match wall paper.
Vindow shades ready made and to order, all colors
Jicture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
One Thousand Delegates Expected To Be
on Hand at the Bimetallic Convention
One of Its Members Discourses on the
Lake Front Colorado's Attorney Gen
eral Discusses a Scheme for State Hull
ion Certificates Memorial from Denver,
Chicago. July 31. Delegates are arriv
ing on every train to attend the national
silver convent'on, and it is probable that
there . - will be
1,000 ot them on
hand when the
convention is call
ed to order tomor
ters have been
opened at the
Palmer Rouse for
the delegates from
New York and
Colorado, at the
hotel for those
Idaho and Illinois,
an 1 at the An
tique hotel for BESatuk woLttwx.
those delegites from Ohio, Texas. Indiana,
Nebraska, Michigan and California. This
applies to delegates that covne alone. For
those with families provision has been
made at the Hotel Mecca. Senator Wol-
cott, of Colorado, and Representative
Boen, of Minnesota, were among the ar
rivals at the Grand Pacific. They tarried
long enough only to remove the dust of
j travel and take dinner and then continued
J their journey to Washington. In conver
J satiou with some of the local silver men
j who were anxious that he should remain
lor tne convention, rn-iiator Woleott s:id,
that he felt that he could "Ik- more service
to the Jart. nt the national capital.'!
('Hniitif;n or the 1'opulistK.
The national executive committee of the
People's party has established itself in the
Grand Pacific. Chairman H. F. Taube
neck; Treasurer Rankin, of Terra Haute,
and George J. Washbunie, of Massachu
scts, chairman of the eastern .division of
the People's party, have put in an appear
ance nud a formal caucus will lie held
when the bnlk of t he committee arrives.
It is understood that the Populis's in the
convention will vigorously resist any at
tempt to form a new party, on the ground
that the Omaha platform co cedes every
thing that is demanded Jy the silverites,
and that as a consequence the latter could
not do hotter than to come into the Popu
list fold in a body. The leading silverites
already on , the ground are str. ngly op
posed to any inflammatory or demagogic
harangues under the cover of the conven
tion. Krpublic in a Mighty Bad Way.
About 900 laboring men gathered on the
lake front to listen to a silver address by
Carl Brown, one of the delegates from
California and who styles himself recruit
ing officer of the Industrial Legion of the
United States. He declared that the
"gold bugs" got their shackles on the
country during the war and that they
had kept them riveted ever since. Amer
ican white men today were in a worse
condition under "King Gold" thaw the
slaves before the war under "King Cot
ton," for the latter were assured of plenty
to eat and a day's holiday now and then.
There were those that considered Senator
Sherman a statesman and a patriot, but if
this were true then Benedict Arnold must
be a saint in heaven. As for the old man
flown at Buzzard's Buy, he was trying to
do just the opposite to what Jackson did
on the financial question, and yet the great
bulk of his own party regarded him as a
dyed-in the-wool Jacksouian Democrat.
Congress a Great Auction llnoni.
Congress (declared the speaker, who was
frequently applauded) had degenerated in
to a great auction room, in which the
rights and privileges of l he people were
bartered and sold. Xotwithstanding this
the present silver trouble must be settled
peaceably. There was no necessity to al
low mouthings or talk of revolution. It
was the people's fight and the people would
settle it in such a way as to demonstrate
that the republic was a bulwark and a rock
between themselves and those who would
deprive them of their rights.
NEW KlND OF STATE BANKS.
Vliolesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avt-nue. Rock Island
Ben's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring
;.nd Summer have
Call and leave your order
St ib Block Opposite Haspib House
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Uaon Your Health.
Will on re you and kaep ycu well,
for i)e Earrtr Hcmee Bharmacy.
Itullion Storage IisrusMl by Colo
rado' Attorney rf-neral.
Denver, July 37. Attorney General
Engley has rendered an opinion to the ef
fect that it is within the power of the
legislature to enact appropriate legislation
for the establishment of a statutory de
pository of silver bullion and the issuance
of certificates thereon, assignable by de
livery and receivable by the state in the
payment of stite taxes. In his opinion
Mr. Engley says: "The purpose of the
inquiry is, as I und rstand it, to furnish
if possible a medium, in part owing to
the contraction of the volume of money,
to better transact business and relieve the
financial depression now existing in the
state. Legislation of the kind proposed
to be effective must stand the test of a
juducial interpretation of the federal con
stitution." The attorney general then proceeds to
quote the United States constitution, arti
cle 10, section 1, to the effect thaf'no
state sh.all coin money, emit bills
of credit, make anything but gold and sil
ver coin a tender in payment of debts."
"The whole question," he proceeds to
say, "as here printed, turns upon the pre
cise meaning of the phrase, 'emit bills of
credit." "The opinion of Chief Justice
Marshall in the case of Craig vs. Missouri,
on the right of a state to issue certificates
of indebtedness, recefc'able fox taxes and
otjier etate'dues, ami other opinions of the
United States supreme aourMirn quotad
In concluding i is opinion, the attorney
peneijal say: "From a review of these
decisions, it in evident ha neaejs prao
ticallr no limitation Onrtho power of the
states wane .chartering pi banks, xne
greatest embarrassment, in the wav-. of
state.banks is the 10 per cent (.ax on their
issue, ice state may . own the bank and
direct that its paper be received for due to
the state, and may give to the bank all
franchises 'it . may see fit, as long as the
federal constitution is not infringed. The
btate may organize a state bank and au
thorize the issue of money based on bul
lion deposited la tbe vaults, of the bank
and on mortgages and good personal se
curity. "There can be no constitutional ob
jection to the state establishing deposi
tories ror tbe storage of bullion and issu
ing certificates representing bullion stored
therein. These certificates may be made
assignable by delivery. Representing, as
they will if issued, a commodity that
fluctuates in alue the certificates will
.fluctuate accordingly. Hence, they can in
no sense be called paper intended to cir
circulate as money. They will be sold in
the open market and these sales when
made will only be a token of the sales of
so many ounces of bullion or bars of
metal. Their value will Decontrolled by
the same rules and causes that control
the value of any other personal property.
"The state government should charge a
per cent, of the value of the bullion when
deposited to cover the warehouse expenses,
including the salaries of the officers in
charge of the business. Neither
the certificates nor the notes of the bank
can be made a tender for private debts.
The state may pledge its entire revenue to
protect the issue of the bank, and I see no
reason why the collaterals held by the
bank should not be as safe as the govern
ment bonds deposited by the national
"We can Jo what we please with it so
long as we confine ourselves within the
limits prescribed by the federal constitu
tion. It the wealth of the state can all
be made a pledge, a visible, tangible guar
antee, to protect our homes and our credit,
and backed by the energy of the people
who dwell upon our mountains and plains
it can be made a rampart behind which we
may be safe from the money changers of
Europe. Unless our property is preserved
by the government which our forefathers
established, and which we have acquired
by the labor and privations incident to a
pioneer life, ew must, in obedience to the
paramount law of self-preservation, pro
ceed to turn aside the flood of ruin that
is now upon us.''
VIEWS OF DENVER BUSINESS MEN.
They Say That the f'urrenry Is Inadequate
and Propose Things.
Dexvei:, July !L ,he chamber of com
merce has prepared a memorial to congress
favoring an increase of the circulating me
dium of the country by the free coinage
of silver produced from the mines of t-e
United States and demanding the paying
out of the money hoarded in the national
treasury. The memorial claims that the
amount of legal tender currfticy is alto
gether inadequate to the transaction of
business; that the repeal of the so-called
Sherman law would fuither contract the
currency and therefore should not be done
without providing an adequate substi
tute. The memorial asks that the secretary of
the treasury be required to do that which
he has had the discretion, has persistently
declined to do to the great injury of the
people to coin into legal tender money
and to pay out in like manner on the
debts of the government, all of the silver
bullion now or which may hereafter be in
HILL ON PERSONAL LIBERTY.
The New York Senator Speaks at a Hop
Rome, X. Y., July 31. Senator David B.
Hill made a speech at a picnic of hop
growers iu which he defined personal lib
erty as the largest measure of liberty pos
sible to confer upon individuals without
injuring the whole community. . Abuse of
proper personal liberty was no excuse for
its prohibition or restriction. The old
threadbare argument was that "men in
dulge their appetite to excess; therefore
the good of the community requires that the
manufacture of that the use of which they
abuse shall be prevented or repressed by
law." If this were done few absolute rioita
would" remain. No personal right of the
citizen should be abolished and abridged
simply because it has been abused.
Some held such extreme views that they
would oppose the raising of hops because
they facilitate the manufacture of beer.
He theu referred to workingmens' organi
sations and said that the legal rights of
those who belong to them "remain the
same, irresnertive of the nnpetinn .n.k
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' ' J ninnja III USL IMi
deemed to reserve the abstract legal right
of repudiating such membership when
ever they so prefer, their withdrawal only
occasioning such minor forfeitures or pen-
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oiura itwupiuiuib uv-iaws IDlgUE lnDlCt.
They cannot be compelled to act
Ruaiust their will. Their
al light cannot lie jeopardized.
It does not follow that the membership of
labor organizations cannot easily be kept
it)iin tlio lnur Cf 1. . . . . .
violate contracts, or disobey orders or con-
; -I - i r . , . .....
spire ib uo uuianiui acts, or intimidate
other worn men who desire to work, but
who do not belong to their body. They'
. . . ... . - w ...... w v . . w ai.wuuuiujlll V
1. .. 1 I, -11 ..11 t
cue ion , iu c aauio aa all uiiii'id.
-in my opinion me citadel ot personal
lilwrty in this country is more in danger
n 1 i r rr nndntirninoil trr hn til .. : .1 s
opinions of some of its judges straining
f q vnr nf PfirnArniA TVtron on1 1
gal fictions to cripple the efforts of honest
labor struggling against great oddJto as
sert its dignity than from all the arbitra
trary demonstrations that were ever made
by workingmen." Referring to the silver
riiiacrinn Iia cnirf that Via
4uvc.iwu J v- oimu vuav VlJU VUUIJir) WaS
awakening to the impropriety of making
uui muurj iucuiis a in utter ui mercnan
dise by the government itself, andJioping
. rt 4 nsnrwuca will . .
the demands of public sentiment.
nearly wtupiei to ue&tn.
Marshfili", Wis., J-uly 31. A brutal
assault on tbe 5-year-old daughter of Lea
Sargent, of Stratferd, a small village on
me jbk oopre roaa twelve milw from
this city, was attempted by JohnFiddierl
a mulatto who has .been working on the
section at that place. He was 'captured by
vigilantes, wiro? ;nlre.-kvgbim, lUirpped
binrwitb a piece ot tug cut from a earn ess
until he was almost dead. IIewa thn
turnetflooae in thenrooda.
BOSTON CLIMBS ON TOP.
The Itcaneatera Have a Hankering
. . Ihat Pennant Again.
' Chicago, July 31. Last year's base ball
champions evidently mean to keep the honor
a couple'of years.for the Bostonian ball ex
perts have climbed to the top of the League
pole and put a margin of IS points between
themselves and the second club, Philadel
phia; Pittsburg is third in place of Cleve
land, and Chicago, well this is apparently
an off year for Anson's colts and the club
is "not in it" for the the pennant hardly
' in it" for anything. Following is given
the position of the clubs:
Played. Won. Lost. Cent.
Boston K) 53 27 .063
Philadelphia 78 48 29 .
Pittsburg 78 48 32 .WO
Cleveland 72 41 31 .5ae
Brooklyn 78 40 33 .513
New York 78 37 41 .474
Cincinnati 7 37 43 .468
ft. Louis 77 38 41 .488
Chicago 77. 33 44 .4
Baltimore 18 33 45 .423
Washington 78 31 47 .897
Lonlnville 69 25 44 .383
Following are league base ball scores:
At Louisville Chicago 14, Louisville 2;
at Cincinnati Pittsburg 9, Cincinnati 3;
at St. Louis (first game) Cleveland 7, St.
Louis 6: (second game) Cleveland 8, St.
Louis 2; at Boston Baltimore 4, Boston 7;
at Brooklyn (first game) Philadelphia 10,
Brooklyn 6; (second game) Philadelphia 6,
Brooklyn 7; at Xew York Washington 6,
Xew York 7. (Sunday) At Louisville
(first game) Cincinnati 7, Louisville 10;
(second game) Cincinnati 1, Louisville 2
rain; at Chicago St. Louis 9, Chicago 8.
WAR IN THE EAST AVERTED.
Slam Having Agreed to France's Demands
Kverj-thlng Is Serene. :
London, July 31. The French , cabinet
has held a meeting and agreed that the
Siamese "incident" is about closed. This
decision was the result of a complete sur
render of Siam to French demands as an
nounced by the Siamese minister. The de
cision is, of course, subject to the fulfill
ment of the French ultimatum. This is
authoritative news from Paris.
Xews from Bangkok, however, is that
the Siamese government, before acceding
to France's demands "had received the as
surance that the kingdom would not be
dismembered until after the consideration
by all powers concerned of Franc's de
mand for the territory between the 18th
and 23rd parallels. It is somewhat re
markable that before Prince Vadhana,
Siamese minister in Paris, could have re
ceived his instructions to accept the ulti
matum, Great Britain's alleged refusal
to recognize the blockade had become
known in this city."
Justified in Killing His Assailant.
Atlaxta, July 31. The supreme court
has rendered a decision in a manslaughter
case that will be received with much in
terest throughout the state. It;is to the'ef
fect that if a husband.knowing or suspect
ing his wife's criminal infidelity, lays a
trap for her paramour for the purpose ot
killing him in case be should be caught in
his guilt, the paramour has a right to de
fend himself against a deadly assault
made by the husband, even though sur
prised at the moment of his criminality.
The court declares that the killing of the
husband under these conditions is justifia
ble. The trap laid in this case was the
usual one of the husband announcing that
he was going out of town, but instead con
cealing himself so as to catch the guilty
Hanged Hoke Smith in Effigy.
Rome, O., July 31. The action of the
pension department in dropping from the
rolls an old soldier resulted in the burning
in effigy of Secretary Hoke Smith. The
veteran is J. L. Reed, and he is 83 years
old. His pension was his only means of
support, and losing it affected his mind so
that ho is now a maniac, and will have to
be taken to an asylum. He was a member
of Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll's Eleventh
Illinois cavalry. His pension has not been
canceled, but discontinued pending inves
tigation. The Loral Market.
Hay Timothy. S12.00; upland, J10331 ; slcueb
Jb.OO; baled. I10.00ail.00.
Batter Fslr to choice, 20c : creamery, 20c
Egg Freeh, WS15.
Poultry Chickens. I2fc; turkey l.y
dnclte, l.'ftc; geese. 10c.
mriT AND VESrTABLBS .
Apples f4 00 perbbl.
Onions $4 .00 per bbl .
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for
4&4t4c; cowa and neife:s,
El If II
LESS THAtt HALFTHE