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ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3. 1893.
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! The Chicago Silver Conven tion
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NOTHING ASKED BUT EHEE COINAGE
Tlie Ratio To I5e Sixteen of the White to
One of the Yellow Waite Arouses Kn
thiislanm by a Comparatively Moderate
Speech island's Chief Lieutenant Readi.
Cleveland Out ot the Democracy and It
Howled Down Convention Adjourns
Chicago, Aug. 3. There was little of in
terest presented at the morning session of
the silver convention. The whole morn-,
ing was occupied by a speech from ex
Senator Hill, of Colorado, which whs full
of statistics, very dry and not exciting
enough for the delegates. Then Repres
entative F. G. Xewlands, of Xeveda, ad
dressed the convention and made a break
in the monotony of abuse of England by
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BOCK ISX, AND.
declaring that the "ti-tit little isle"
simply attended to and protect ml her own
business, which the United States did not
know how t do. The next speech wns
by Senator Allen, of Nebraska, a Populist,
and lie made a Popr.list speech from st rt
to finish an.l got tremendous applauc.
Then a recess was taken until afternoon.
Organized Ljibor for Silver.
When the convention came to order at
2:15 .lohn B. Lennon, of New York, mem
ber of the executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, was presented
the audience, lie declared that all organ
ized lubcr was in favor of free coinace of
silver at 10 to 1.
Waited for Waite and lie Came.
All this time the convention had been
restless for Governor Wait. It was the
bjllioosf executive. .ul Colorado that the
delegates wanted to hear, and at last he
appeared and received au ovation. He
started out with the assertion that a ma
jority of every congress since li73 had been
in favor of restoring the free coinage of
silver, but had never ceen able to enact
such a law because the president, whether
Kepublicau or Democrat, had always been
dominated by Wall street, and stood ready
to interpose tns veto.
Will lie tlie Dentil tif Silver.
"Cleveland's policy,'' said the speaker.
as outlined in his call for a special ses
sion of congress to convene on the 7th of
the month is against silver an money, aud
threatens its total uest ruction as com ex
cept for subsidiary purposes. Enforced,
that policy will shut up the mines, destroy
the milling towns aud cities and drive the
miners' of all the Kocky mountain region
bankrupt upou a cold and unfeeling
world. Already the illegal act of a de
partment treasury clerk in practically re
pealing the Sherman act, by refusing to
otiey its positive mandates in the purchase
of silver, has occasioned a premature dis
aster m forcing down the price of bullion
silver, in shutting down manv mines in
Colorado, aud turning the miners out of
house and home.
Jumps un the President.
lie said that if for any long period farm
lauds decreased in price, as well as farm
products, in any country with good re
sources, and in time of peace, that coun
try was niisgo erned. "Hut when mou-
opoly refuses to the miner a chance to get
a living in mining coal, irou, copper, lead
or silver in the mountains, wheu the mills
and manufactories are closed, when 3,
000,000 men seek labor and find it not.
when women go half clad, and men starve
in a land of plenty, a president, who in
stead of alleviating this public distress
would increased the severity has a charac
ter marked by every act which defines a
tyrant aud is unfit to be the ruler of a flee
Getting Warm at Hi Work.
"Who is Grover Cleveland and who is
Benjamin Harrison? aud who are their
supporters iu Wall street and in Chicago
that they dare assume to, drive into pover
ty Bjid exile a half million of American
freemeu? Our weapons are ar
guments and the ballot a free ballot
and a fair count. As the sons of Revolu
tionary 6irea who freely sacrificed their
lives and their fortunes in creating a
free aud independent government we
should be cowards indeed if we cannot
maintain and transmit to our children
the freedom handed down to us by our
lathers. The most dangerous tyanny is
that enforced under the forms of law. The
vital truths which underlie oar govern
ment must at all hazards be preserved, and
if the money power shall attempt to sus
tain its usurpation of our eights by the
strong hand, as they have in other lands,
we will meet that issue if it is forced upon
us. For it is better, infinitely better.
rather than that our national liberties
should be destroyed by the tyranny that
is oppressing humanity all over the world
that we should wade through seas of blood
yea, blood to the horses bridles."
CONVENTION CHANGES ITS TUNE,
And Sita Down on a Man Who Abases
Tremendous applause greeted Governor
Waite'a direct references to President
Cleveland. When he suid that he was not
fit to be president the cheering contrasted
until the audience was fairly exhausted.
Notwithstanding this, wheg another man
proceeded to give Cleveland a KOlng over
the convention wouldn't have it. This
ot her man was Kice Pearce, of Tennessee,
Bland's right hand man. He lirst declared
that he was a Uemociat; that free coinage
was a Democratic principle, and that party
had always recorded itself in favor thereof
This raised a murmur and somebody
asked "What did Cleveland dor" Draw
ing liimscif jp to Ins full height the
speaker, while a look of hatred swept over
his face, fairly belloned out: "Cleveland
don't represent the Democratic party."
A roar of cheers, a chorus of yells, and a
whirlwind of hisses followed, but the
peaker wilted until the noise subsided
and then declared that Grover Cleveland
and his eastern friend's do not represent
the Democratic party, and that if it was
to do over agaiu a Democratic national
convention weuld"n t nominate Cleveland.
The speaker was told to "(Jut out," "Soak
-our head," etc., anil finally the conven
tion got so wrathy - hat Pearce closed his
speech, and shortly thereafter Ignatius
Donnelly led in the resolutions committee
with the platform declarations, which he
They lM'gin ith a long series of where
ases longer than there olutions in which
all the charges of uni-pii.ioy loth in 1873
and this year are re. u rated and a general
silver argument made. Bimetallism is de
clared to be the unalterable law of the
land and of finance, if tinancial rocks are
to be avoided; the allegation that one
hrnest eyd, the agent of certain English
bankers, liought t he passage of the "de
monetization act of the "members oi con
gress is given as probably true; the distress
in this count ry is declared "unparalleled,"
and "impending calamities" are declared '
WHAT THE CONVENTION ADOPTED,
liniled Down, a llemand for Free Coinage
at Sixteen to One.
Garfield, Blaine, Grant, Sherman and
other prominent men are quoted
to show the evils alleged of the action ad
vocated by the "gold bugs," and the ben
efits of a "double standard," and then the
platform proceeds as follows:
1. That there mnt wni) compromise of this
quetion. All legislation in demonetizing sil
ver and rosmrtir.Lr lue coinage thereof must
be immediiitety au-i completely repealed by an
act ritmiTii t'ie coinage of the country to the
conditio! etV.uhed by the founders of the
initio.:, and v lik li continued for over eighty
years without complaint from any part of our
IHMiiilu. tve'V hours delay in undoing tuo
corrupt w rk of Ernest Seyd and our foreign
eaea.it s is i.u msult to the dignity of the Amer
ican people, a crushing burden on their pros
perity, and au attempt to place us again under
the yoke from wVich George Washington and
his ompat rie .-. rescued ns. We protest against
the financial policy of the United 8ttoe being
made dej cndectuiwm the opinion or policies of
any foreign government : and assert the power
of this nation to stand on its own foet and leg
islate for itseli upon all subjects.
2. We assert that the only remedy for our
metallic financial troubles is to open the mints
of the nation to gold and silver on equal terms
at the old ratiujif sixteen of silver to one of
gold. Whenever silver bullion can be ex
changed at the mints lor legal lenaer silver
dollar worth 1U0 cents that moment 412'?4
irralna of standard silver will be worth 1WJ
cents; and as commerc equalizes the price of
a 1 commodities throughout the world, wnen
ever41i'ls grains of standard silver are worth
W0 cents in the United States they will be
worth that sum everywhere else, and cannot
be bought for lis. While it will be urged that
such a result would i nuance the price of silver
bullion it is sufficient for ns to know tnat a
similar rise would be immediately made in the
price of every kind of property except gold and
credits in the civilized world. It would be a
shallow, seltis'u c'ass that would deny prosper
ity to the n ining industries at the cost oi
bankruptcy t . the whole lieoi"- The legisla
tion to dciuoL-'tize silver has given an unjust
increase to the value of gold at the cost of the
iTiviiieritv of mankind wheat and au otuer
agricultural products have ridden side by side
3. That while the 'Sherman act of July 14,
was a device of the enemy to prevent the
restoration of free coinage, aud is greatly ob
jectionable because it continues the practical
exclusion of si.ver from tire mints aud reduces
it from a money metal to a commercial coni-mxht-,
nevertheless its repeawithout theres-
torat un of free coinage wc.uiu stop ins expan
sion of our currency required by our growth
in population and business, widen still fur
ther the distance between; the two precious
metals, thus making the return to bimetallism
more difficult, greatly increase the purchasing
power of gold, still further break down the
price ol.t he products oi me jarmer, laoorer,
mt lmuic and tradesman, and plunge still fur
ther all commerce, business and industry into
such depths of wretchedness as to endanger
peaee. the preservahou ot free institutions and
the verv maintenance of civilization.
We therefore, in the name of the republic
and humanity, protest aiainst the repeal of
the said act of July 14. 1U0, except by an act
restoring free bimetallic coinage, as existed
urior to 173. Wo suggest that the maintenance
of bimetalism by the United States at the ratio
of lti to 1 will lucrease our commerce with all
the silver using countries of the world includ
ing t wo-thirds of the world without decreas
ing our commerce witu tue nations which ouy
our raw materiai, and will compel the adoption
of bimetallism by the nations of Europe sooner
than any other means.
4. We assert that the unparalleled calami
ties which now afflict the American people are
not due to the so-called Sherman act of lfWI,
aud in pooof thereof we call attention to the
fact that the same evil conditions now prevail
over all the gold standard world. e arecon
vinccd that bad as is the state of affairs in
this country, it would have been still worse
hut for the Sherman act, by which the nation
has obtained to some extent an expanded cir
culation to most the demands of a continent
iu nrocess of colonization and the business
exigencies of the most energetic and industri
ous race that has ever dwelt on the earth;
and we insist upon the execution of the law
without evasion so long as it is upon the stat
ute books, and upon the purchase of the full
amount of silver each month that it provides
for, to the end that the monthly addition to
the circulating medium the law secures shall
6. That we would call the attention of the
people to the fact that in the midst of all the
trouble of the time the value of the national
bond and the national legal tender money,
whether made of gold, silver, or paper, has not
fallen a particle. The distrust is not of the
government or its money, but of the banks,
which have, as we believe, precipitated the
present panic on the country in an ill-advised
effort to control the action of conaress on the
silver question and the issue of bonds. We in
vite the bankers to attend to their legitimate
buaincf-s and permit the rest of the people to
have their full hare in the control of the gov
ernment. In this way they will much sooner
restore the confidence whicii is so necessary to
the prosperity of the people. It must not be
forgotten that while hoards of trade, chambers
of commerce, bankers, or money dealers are
worthy and valuable men in their
places, the republic can more safely re
pose upon the great masses of its peaceful
toilers and producers, and that this "business
man's jgtr" is rapidly exterminating the busi
ness m n of this country. The time has oobm
i when the politics of the nation should revert
-' o;ibl8 to i he sianle and. oure oondi-
tiunout of wl.u'iitlierepuoiicarose. Vvesujgest
for tho ci nsid ration of our fell iw citizens
that the refusal of the opponents of bimetal
lism to pro ore any substitute; for the present
law or to elaborate any p.aufurthe future in
dicates either an ignorance of uur financial
needs or any unwillingness to take the public
into their confidence; and we denounce the at
tempt to unconditionally repeal the Sherman
law as an attempt to secure monometallism in
flagrant violation of the hist national plalforui
of all the political part ies.
The whereases did not evoke a sign of
assent or dissent, but the declaration was
wildly cheered. There was a small row
over an objection to the designation of
gold and silver as the money basis of
the world aud a claim that laud was the
basis, but it was smoothed over, and after
a few important items of business had
been attended to the convention adjourned
Itecelvcr fur the Denver and Kio Grande.
Dknvkk, Aug. 3. E. T. JefTery, presi
dent of the Denver and Kio Grande Rail
way company, has been appoint receiver
of the liio Grande Southern Railway com
pany by Judge Allen, of the district court.
This action was decided upon by the man
agement by reason of the recent drop in
silver and the cloe of so many silver
mines upon whicn the company oepenus
for business. The floating debt will be paid
first, employes' claims taking precedence.
The pronertv is in excellent condition.
Minister to Si am Sails.
Sa FuaxcIsCO, Aug. 3. Colonel Jacob
T. Child, of Missouri, the new United
States minister to Siam, has sailed for
Bangkok on the steamer Oceanic
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August, opened
6TJ-SC, closed , 6ic; September, opened 60c.
closed ei'Hc; December, opened 8, closed
uc. Corn August, opened 30c, closed 38io;
September, opened 38c, closed 39c;
May, opened 3cJ4.c closed SSJ". Oats August,
opened -2?si, closed -; feeptem
ber, opened closed i4c; May,
opened Kb?6c. closed L'Jfc7. i'ork August,
o e:c?d. iH-, closed 12.75; September.
opened 11..V), closed $13.10, Lard July.
ojiened lo.M, closed 50 ij.
Produce: Eutter Fancy separator. 20o
per lb; fancy dairy, 10j,17c; packing stock,
133HK-C Eggs Fresh northern stock, 13o
pedoz. Live poultry Spring chickens, 13
G.12H0 per lb; hens, ll&llHc; turkeys, 103
11c; ducks, c; geese, $3.U&8.00 per doz.
New potatoes Early Ohio, J1.4J31.60 pet
bbl; 60&6J per bu; rose, ll.W. Apples New,
fair to good, Sl.753'150 per bbl; choice, $5.T5
Q3.00. Black raspberries, Michigan, l.lfca
1.23 per 16-qt case; red raspberries, 1 1.00&
1.5S per 2t-qt case. Honey White clover, Mb
sections, lo&lic; broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition, llKilic; extracted 6350
Live stock: The price at the Un'on
Stock Yards today . ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 25.0U0;
quality good; left over about 5, 00; market
was demoralized, with nothing doing, owing
to the unsettled conditiod of affairs in tlje
manufactured product; buyers were holding
off and awaiting advices, but bid the follow
ing prices: (4.UO&5.00 pigs, (4.1&5.U0 light.
S3.&K&4.70 rough packing. I4.23&4.TI) mixed,
and heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
19,000; quality fair; market moderately active
on local and shipping account; prices 10&lc5
lower; quotations ranged at (4.75&V2S
choice to extra shipping steers, t4.30ai.6fi gosd
to choice do., $-1.853,4.33 fair to good, f
4.00 common to medium do, $3.25(23.90 batchers
steers, f2.2i(J.0J stockers, $2.70&1.4) feed
ers, f 1.253. 10 cows, $2-50&3.W heifers, $3.00
3.75 bulls, S1.8J&3.70 Texas steers, and $2.60
6.7S veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
16,000; quality . fair; market rather active;
prices 1 c easier; quotation ranged at
$3,253,1-75 per loy lbs westerns, 8i.53,1.00
Texas, , J.OJ-ji'-OJ natives, and $J.'3,5.SJ
New Youk, Aug. 2.
Wheat August, 66J'j7?c; September,
CiSWH-c; October, 71H -fcH-iic; December.
'iS ii 70.4c; May, c. Corn Dull but firmer;
September, 47H337?ic; No. 2, 46i7Mc
Oats No. 2 dull and nominal; August, i9;e;
September, 2ic; October, 304c; state, e53
4414c; western, 3VJJt4lic. Pork Not quoted.
The Local ."Market.
The market has been dull far the last few days.
Corn has gouc up ?oaie, and oats have dropped,
and also hay. Creamery butter has gone up,
chickens have gone up, while potatoes aud onions
hsve dropped. Hogs and theep haye dropped to
5tf. We quote :
Hay Timothy, fS.noaj 00; upland, $7.00;
fieul , 53.00; baled. Slu.ouQH.OO.
Butter Fair to choice, SOt; creamery, 224c
Erg? Fresh, lie M
Poultry Chickens, 13c; tarkeya 1: 4; ducks
l'-Mc; geese, 10c.
racer and teg stables.
Apples $1 00 per bbl.
Onions 75c per bbl.
Turnips 69c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed stccrt
4ft4i4c; cows and nc'.feis, iH'(!c calves
Tffc PRICE OP OTHER BRANDS.
f0UND s2fl Halves J fl f Quarters
Oi 0 IN CANS.ONLJJ