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HOCK ISLAND. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1893
I Single Oontea Omfca
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I iT . zs
not as cheap as our FALL OVERCOATS
xe are selling for
VII If 1
Worth $12.00 to $18:00.
We bought them cheap, and are going to sell
n cheap and quick.
SAX&RICC, ROCK ISLAND. JU
ou can buy school suits almost at your own price. We mnst unload,
we have bought too many goods for the room we have.
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
n order to reduce the immense line we
rave to make room for other goods we must
kcrifice them. Come at once and secure
ihe best bargain that was ever offered in the
CLEMANM & SAL11MANN.
124 126 and 128
p's Artistic Tailoring.
" fashionable Fabric3 for Sprin? and Summer have
Call and leave your order
he Block Opposite Harper House.!
I je'ca in hie new ghop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
i "' """ "peeialty. Opposite the Otttana.
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Dse it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For ashing Machine nse.
WARNOCX & RALSTON.
Is Life wrth Living?
Tbat Depends Upon Toiir Health.
Will cure you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
John Volk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds or wool work (or builders.
Eighteenth St. bst. Third and Fourth avanuoe.
Considered by a Jurist of Na
OP IKTEPEST TO TEE WOEKIKGMAN.
.The Distribution of Propel ty Handled br
Supreme Court Justice Canses of Vast
Individual Wealth Socialism Not a
Remedy for the Ills Complained of Mrs.
Lease at the Chicago Labor Congress
The Kansas Idea the Only Solution
JJaWAVKEE. Sent. 1. "Distribution of
Property" was the subject of the address
matte uy Henry B. Brown, of Michigan,
associate justice of the supreme court of
the United States, at the Bar association
convention. Beginning with the
proposition that "the history of civilized
society is largely a story cf strife between
those who have and those who have not be
tween those who are ambitions to acquire
more and those who are compelled by ad
verse circumstances to put up with less
than they consider their proper share."
J udge Brown entered upon a historical
review of the labor question as It has de
veloped in the United States If it were
tr ie, as labor agitators assert, that the
rich are growing richer and the poor poor
er, it would doubtless afford just cause
for alarm; but while it sounds well as an
aphorism il is wholly untrue
The Opinion or Walter Brsant.
While, in this country at least, private
fortunes are larger than they have ever
been before, the condition of the laboring
class has improved In an equal ratio. Even
so firm a friend of the workingn.au a
Walter Besant, in his "Fifty Years Ago,"
frankly admits that, comparing his condi
tion with what :t was the year Queen Vic
toria was crowned, there has been a vast
Improvement. Xot only are his wages
higher, hut his hours of labor are shorter.
Hi; is Utti-r housed. Utter clad, better fed.
better taught, rends better and cheaper pa-IK-rs,
sends his children to better schools,
and enjoys more opportunities for recrea
tion and for seeing the world than ever
The Cause of Large Fortunes.
The fact that large fo-tunes re larger
and more numerous than ever b-fure
Judge Brown traced to that process of
centralization which has been stealily
going on siuce the introduction of rail
ways and telegraphs, ami which has been
such an important factor in the political
world, consolidating small states into
great ones, combining the petty principal
ities of Germany into a powerful empire,
unifying the discordant slates of Italy into
a single kingdom, and cementing the
United States of America into a compact
federation. This effect may be epitomized
in the single word, combination.
Capital Learns from Labor.
Mot only have laws against workingmen
been repealed but capitalists, taking their
cue from the workingmen, have themselves
combined, in defiance of the laws to control
and regulate production. It is not the
laboring men, however, who have suffered
from this, but the small manufacturers
and dealers who are ground between the
upper millstone of the great corporation
and the nether miilstiue of the exacting
laborer. Vhis result, he thought is to be
regretted, since it is Utter for the country
that there should be a huudred small pro
ducers of a siugle article than one great
How Men Get Vastly Rich.
The causes that have enabled the amass
ing of great fortunes are, however, ceasing
to operate. In the settlement of new coun
tries mines are discovered, which skillfully
and unscrupulously handled are veritable
mines of wealth to their promoters. New
inventions are made which return fabulous
incomes to the patentees; new manufac
tures are to be started; railways to be
built; commerce by sea to be promoted;
and enterprises to be inaugurated in a
hundred different directions which return
large profits to those who, to use a slang
phrase, "are in the ring."
Socialism a Calamity.
Considering schemes for securing a more
equal distribution of- property Judge
Brown first took up socialism, but recog
nized in it only tbat wing which advo
cates the abolishment of private property
and the ownership of all property by the
state. The judge pointed out the difficul
ties of establishing such an order of
things, and declared that no greater ca
lamity could overtake civilization than
the ushering in of socialism. It would
do away with the emulation that has been
the most important factor in progress.
Considerable has been said of late of the
feasibility of compulsory arbitration as
a means of insuring to the laboring man
a fuller appreciation of his rights. Com
pulsory arbit -ation is a misnomer a con
tradiction in terms. One might as well
speak of an amicable murder or a friendly
war. The very Idea of arbitration implies
a voluntary submission of matters to per
sons mutually agreed upon to decide
What Is To Be Done?
After comtiattinir tha Rinrrla tv iH.. v.a
justice said that legislation could do much.
it couia make pernicious monopolies im
possible or near so; it could even have the
state purchase all mononolis. It rmilH
limit the power of a testator in dis
posing of property so as to secure its
uivisiuu into smaii parcels, ana It could
nrotect the workman hv limit.incr Li. w..H
of laUr, etc. Upon the other hand, it is
equally its duty to protect the laboring
man, whether union or non-union, in his
right to work for whom and at such wages
as he pleases, and to secure his person
against violet ce. In protecting the public
against the tyranny of capital it is equally
incumbent Upon the legislature to guard
ik against ice tyranny 01 laoor.
KANSAS CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
Mrs. Lease Captures tha Labor Congress
mad Stirs Things Cp.
Chicago, Sept. I. Mrs. Lease, of Kan
sas, was at the Labor Congress, and she
captured the meeting as soon as she got a
chance. She spoke on the relation of the
farmer to the labor question, and declared
that they and they alone can solve the
oreat problem. When she spoke of tbe
financial trouble she grew terribly in earn'
e it. She paced cp and down the platform
with long strides, and threw her voice out
with tremendous force. "You in the cities
cannot solve tbe labor question," she said.
"We in Kansas can do it. The hydra-head
of slavery dar not raise on the sun-burned
pruiriea of Kansas, for there the spirit of
John Brown still survives and would over
come such oppression. You may starve
and club you laborers here in Chicago
That way of doing business is not tolerated
in free Kansas."
She assailed plutocracy and its pluto
cratic press with the most savage words
the dictionary affords, and alluded to the
"contemptible Hoke Smith journal" in
terms of particular bitterness. The Re
prblican and Democratic parties got a
severe dressing down also. "You men had
a chance to escape from this miserable
condition of things," she hissed in a rage,
"Last fall you should have voted for tbe
friend of 'liberty, but you voted for your
Harrison and your Cleveland and now see
what such action has brought yon to. It
is a fit retribution. Go home and attend
to the babies and we women will do the
duty you have not the courage to per
form." Mrs. Lease spoke very rapidly
and her ferocions onslaught made many
of the women in the audience visible quail.
She denounced Colonel Hughes, who re
fused to obey the governor s command to
muster the militia against the legislature
which resisted the Populist inaugura
tion. Laboring men, she declared, are
nothing more than slaves. She advised
the laborer to resort to the ballot to rem
edy the evil. With great vigor she de
nounced the police for clubbing the unem
ployed and declared that there was no
longer any free speech, free press or free
assemblage. She gave the silver question
a crack too, and said that both the old
political parties belong body and soul
to Wall street.
General Weaver was called upon and
pursued the same vein. He said the
United States is a republic only in name
now and called the "Declaration of Inde
pendence" an "iridescent dream." The
farmers, whose conduct of elections is
still honest, he asserted, are tbe only ones
who can save the country from awful
Mrs. Lease and General Weaver repeat
ed their speeches in the Single Tax Con
grer Among other things mts. Lease
said there was enough hemp raised to
hang every landlord in the conntry. Gen
eral Weaver expressed his sympathy with
tne single tax movement and
plaud-d for the sentiment.
CLOTURE IN THE HOUSE.
A Measure That Would Make Kvery Mem
ber a Gladstone.
Washington, Sept. 1. The senate took
up the repeal bill and Wolcott made a
sp ech in faor of free silver and doing a
good deal of "whacking" at noted free sil
ver men like Voorhees, who he alleged had
gone back on their principles very sudden
ly at the behest of the man in the White
House. CalTery of Louisiana made his maid
en speech, and was for repeal. Peffer's
resolution to inqnire why national banks
at New York do not pay checks in currency
was sent to the finance committee. The
nate then adjourned in respect to the
memory of Representative Mutchler.
The house continued consideration of
the rules. An amendment which will
give the ways and means committee juris
diction over f-uch bills as the anti-option
bill was adopted. The banking and coin
age committee were given the right to
report at any time. A motion to strike
out the rule that permits the; speaker
to decide what are diliatory motions was
defeated, and when the house adjourned
there was pending an amendment giving
any member in charge of a proposition
before the house the power to propose
cloture when he thinka proper.
SAYS THE CRISIS IS OVER.
Controller Eckels an Optimist as to tha
Chicago, Sept 1. Comptroller Eckels,
of the United States treasury, arrived
in the city en route to his home. "Tha
financial situation is growing brighter,"
said Mr. Eckels. "I believe the recovery
from the depression will be more rapid
than the people have ever witnessed. Con
ditions are favorable all over the coun
try. There has been a noticeble Increase
iii the circulation of national bank not
during the depression. I have had appli
cations for the issuance of $32,000,000 of
additional notes, and there has been a net
increase of $20,000,000 in the circulation.
"I am heartily in favor of the Voorhees
bil to permit tne national banks to issue
notes to their amount of their bonds de
posited with the treasury. The circulation
of the conntry would thereby be increased
by nbout $30,000,000. The passage :of t!
repeal bill in the house has Induced a
better feeling and in Washington an im
pression prevails that the senate will con
cur in t he renpnL Th rriai. fa a,-. ..-j
i - ... v.s. auu
you will witness an unparalleled re-
e i .
It Was Only a Case of Toothache.
New Yoijk. Sept. J. The follow! nr.
sent by L. Clark Davis, managing ediU
oi tne i-UDiic linger, ol Philadelphia, from
Marion, Mass., to George W. Childs, pro
prietor of The Ledger In Ph;inri,ln,;.,.
"Holland's story of the president's ill-
jieaun nas a real oasis ot a toothache. If
it has anv other Mr- Clpvelnnri'. fn.n.
. B . . i. V.O uu
not know it. I have seen the president at
irequeni intervals since He nrst came to
Buzzard's Bav. nassinc lumn mil H.
his house and in the boat fishing with hit. .
i passea an oi last Aionaay witn him fish
ing, and I have never seen him in better
Final Settlement Is Independence.
Lonpov, Sept. 1. The Standard, com
menting on the statement of John Red
mond in the house of common, that tbe
home rule bill could not be regarded as a
final settlement of the Irish question, 8 tys
that the government recoguizes the fart
that this statement will strengthen the
case of the opposition and increase their
chances of defeating the bill in tbe boose
Bis; Koboery on a Cunarder.
New Your Sept. 1. A bold robbery was
committed oi the Cunard steamship Cam
pania on ber .ast tnp to this city, in which
$4,000 in diamonds and jewelry and a letter
of credit for 20,000 were taken. Mrs. C.
B. Fiske, a wealthy widow of Boston, was
the loser, but there is bo clue to the thief.
1893 . September. 1893
Su.Mo.Tu.We.!Th. Fr. Sa.
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Assassination in Illinois.
Columbia. uls., Sept. ). A. J. Williams,
night epera-jr of the Mohilo and Ohio
railway at Columbia, was shot and prob
ably fatally wounded by an unknown
man. Williams says the man had been
loafing abou the station all evening. At
2 a. ni. he appeared at the window, order
ed Williams to throw up his hands and
immediately fired. The bullet pierced
Williams' back and lodged in the right
breast. The assassin escaped.
Exchanged Shots With Burcrlara.
DeKalb, Ills., Sept. 1. A gang of burg
lars, believed to be six in number, broke
into the postofnee at this place, olew open
the safe and stole the contents. Tha
night watchman detectedthe burglars and
exchacgad shots with them. Tha loss ia
about $100 in money, $430 in 1 and 2 cent
stamps, and $200 worth of newspaper
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE" MARKETS
Chicago. Aug. 3L
Following were the quotations oa the
Board of Trade today: Wheat Au
gust, opened 61&sc closed 63agc; bep
tember, opened siHc. c'.osed 3c; De
cember, openrd 673. closed 68Va Corn
August, opened SoJso, closed BTc; Septem
ber, opened i6ip. Closed STSc: May, opened
t'iic, closed 4x. Oats September, opened
Silje, closed S4c; October, opened
closed UHjc; May, opened 2WJsc. clo-ed SHgc
Pork September, opened iH.tf l. closed $14.60.
October, opened $U.l. closed $14.4). Lard
September, opened $7.85, closed $.".2!o.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stocks yards today ranged a follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 7.
iM); quality good; kit over about 14.0UO;
market opened moderately active on
packing and shipping account, anl prices
well maintained at the c os n flures of
Wednesday for all grale; later heavy lots
sold at iOc advance; sales ranged at $i.50&
5.5J pigs, $'.3i5.n5 hunt. $l.su5.uU rough
packing. S5.U1&5.6J m.xeil, and j.055.5O
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
6C0; quality fair; market rather active oa
local and shipping account and prices well
maintained; quotations ranged at $1.75(31
.25 choice to extra shipping steers, $4.15&i.g
good to choice do , $3.503,4.10 fair to good.
$19 &3.4G common to medium do., $2.7523.6
butchers' steers, $iKai73 Blockers, $3.5l3
3 00 feeders, Sl.iW(i.8J cows, $S.00J 10 heif
ers. $1.3 3.25 bulla, $3.uu&3.10 Texas steers.
$2.504.1.' 0 Western rangerj, and $.'.50AJO
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
12.1XW; quality fair; market ather dull and
luc lower; quotations ranged at $L74$3.3)
per 100 lbs Westerns, $l.stai9J Texas, $L90J
4.50 natives, and $-'.ii5.5o lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 24c;
fancy dairy, SJftlc; packing stock, fresh.
13yal4c. Eggs Fresh stock. 11c per dozen
Live Poultry Spring chickens, l(ijc per lb;
hens, 10c; roosters, Uc; turkeys, mixed lots,
lOailc: ducks, 8c; spring ducks, H3.10c;
geese. $3 0)8 00 per dozen. Potatoes Wis
consin Roee. 5iii55c per bushel; St. Louis.
Early Ohio, 5&5 c New Apples Green, fair
to good. $ilGJ2.25 per barrel; eating, $t00a
8.60. Honey White clover, 1 lb sections, IS
16c; broken comb, 10c; extracted, 6&3a
New Tork. Aug. iL
Wheat September, ar$&63!6c; October.
70V&a7uXc; November. c; December.
74J43 ll-iac; May. 8iaH.4o. Corn-No. a
firm and dull; at 44fc,ii4ofjc; September..
44a44Hc; October, 45Js&c; November.
45Ho; December, 4ttc Oata No. S dull
and steady; state, 3 &39c; western, $Q3o;
September, &; November, 81c; Deoember,
kS31c; May, J,. Pork-Firm and
quiet. Lard -Dull and steady; eteam-raa-dered,
The Iixal Barbeta.
New oata S4 2Sc .
Hay Timothy .l$8.009.00; upland. IS. 0039.08)
slougt,t6.OOS$7.00; baled. $10.0039.00
Butter Fair to choice, Mtf i2Sc ;creamerj,J5c
ERE Freeh, lac,
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys UK; ducks
rBtriT IKS TeTABLS.
Apples $3 50$1.25pcr bbl.
Potatoes 50c tiOe.
Onions 70c per bu.
Turnips 49c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steer
4&4tc; cows and Qeifeis, ii-jioUc calra
Sheen 6c. ,
IS ON TOP
Is so -
Costs less than Half
I and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
J In Cans. At your Grocer's
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