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VOL. XLI NO. 295.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 189S.
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Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
A car load of handsome
at the following prices.
Suits worth flo 00 go at
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
CLEMANN & SAUMANN.
1525 and 1527
Our Purpose In Advertising
is to let everybody who buys clothiDg that's all Man
kind here about know that our fall suitings are in, and
teat the finest ever displayed in the city. You are les
iectfully Invited to call and see the latest in patterns
and styles, in fall and winter wdar.
J. B. ZIMMER, -
!r? Call and leave your order
Stab Block Opposite Harper House:
O" luca'.ed In hie new shop,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
"i-iht iboei a specialty. Opposite thc;01d stand.
The Greatest Line in
bed room suits going
124 126 and 128
Age S to 11.
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Use it your own way.
It is the best Soap made
For V ashing Machine use.
WARNOCX & RALSTON.
Is Life WrtT-fb Living?
Tbat Depends Upon Tour Health.
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk. & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Floorinc
And all kinds of wcod work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourthvennos.
EDISON HAS A PLAN.
Make Money Out of Wheat and
GOLD OS SILVER NOT OF MUCH USE
In the Opinion of the Wizard or Menlo
Park Iron Is a Much More Precious
Metal Wheat Could Decompressed Into
Dollars and If Yon Became Hungry You
Could Kat Them New York Bank Offi
cials and the Repeal 1)111. '
New York, Oct. 2. A new solution of
the silver question has been offered by
Thomas A. Edison. In an Interview be
aid. "The hankering after gold and sil
ver is largely traditional. People allow
themselves to be goverened by the old
laeas on tne subject of coinage formulated
at a time when national credits did not
exist and currency would only be taken at
an instriiisic value. What we need is a
new standard value. I think that the best
THOMAS A. EPISOS.
dollar could be made out of compressed
wheat. You take a bushel of wheat and
squeeze the water out of it and turn com
press it into a hard cake the size of a silver
dollar and stamp the government mark
upon it. That would represent the actual
value and labor performed, and then you
could eat your dollar, for when you wanted
to use the wheat all that would be necessary
would be to put your money to soak. We
should then have the bushel of wheat as a
permanent unit of value which all farmers
would appreciate, and the currency of the
country would represent actual worth and
labor performed. Both gold and silver
could then be dispensed with and the
present bimetallic problem solved. Our
currency, moreover, would be as good as
gold or silver in f reign exchanges, for our
wheat goes to all the countries of the
- ? . -He Suggests Iron.
"In oil this talk about metal for coin
age," continued Mr. Edison, "I am sur
prised that no one . as suggested iron.
Iron is the most precious metal. Gold is
of no use, or silver either Mankind has
no use for either gold or silver; iron
could not be dispensed with. If the people
would only give up this foolish, traditional,
heredity Laukering for gold and silver,
those metals would not be worth the price
of old lead and would be kicked aside by
civilization. The human race on the other
hand cannot dispen-e with iron. Iron
must be produced to keep pace with con
sumption or its price will steadily rise.
The demand for iron i9 steady and will
never cease. Therefore, why not Issue
treasury certificates on ironr Th's is the
greatest iron producing country in the
world and our output amounts annually
to more than the output of both gold and
silver. Instead of loading up the treasury
with those useless metals, and, as people
would want bills of large denomination to
accompany the wheat dollar, why not buy
iron or steel instead and issue treasury
certificates upon that?"
NEW YORK BANKERS.
They Believe the Purchasing Clause of the
Biler Bill Is Doomed.
New York, Oct. a. Bank officers here
are almost unauimous in the opinion that
the senate ultimately will repeal the pur
chasing clause of the silver act, and there
by restore to foreign investors faith In
American securities. George G. Williams,
president of the Chemical National bank,
who is probably the oldest bank officer in
this city in point of service, in speaking to
a reporter of the problems which are now
puzzling not only the financial but also
the business community, said: "In the
past few weeks there has been a very no
ticeable impiovement in the financial
situation, but the movement in that direc
tion is now retarded by the dilatoriness of
the senate. No condemnation can be too
severe to characterize the action of certain
well-known senators who are blocking leg
islation which they know is needed by the
people of this country.
"The cloud on the horizon which is in
dicative of a storm grows larger and larger
every day that action is defeated on the re
peal bill. I firmly believe that if the senate
will pass the bill stopping silver purchases
by the government the recovery in the tone
of business will be phenomenal and the
Improvement In every quarter will fie so
great that we will surprise the nations of
the earth by the exhibition of our recu
Asked for his opinion as to the advisa
bility of repealing the state bank tax and
allowing state banks to issue circulation
under national supervision, Mr. Williams
said: "No schema that may be devised
can be as secure as the one we already
have. It will be very unwise to repeal the
tax on Btate bank issues."
"What Is the general situation though
out the country as reflected by your
correspondents?" asked the reporter.
"The situation is much better than an
ticipated, for this is the season for heavy
borrowing by interior banks, and as their
wants as borrowers ate greatly diminished
we know they must be nearly able to take
care of themselves."
Want That Bepeal Bill Passed.
Baltimore, Oct. 2. An imposing; dele-
gAtion of business men of this city, will
go to Washington Wednesday or Thurs
day to urge the immediate repeal of the
silver law. Every leading firm in Balti
more, it is expected will be represented in
the delegation, which promises to number
more than SOU.
Bl-Metalllc Convention at St. Louis.
ST. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2. The arrange
ments are complete for the reception of
the bl-metalllc convention. The meeting
is in response to a call issued by the Pan
American Silver league. Delegates will
be present from all the silver countries ol
the continent and bi-metalists generally.
The convention will be called to order at
10 o'clock, p. m., Tuesday next, at Armory
hall, Nineteenth and Pine streets. Amoug
the 2,7c') who will attend are the gov
ernors of a number of western and south
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
The Day's Proceedings In the Senate and
House of Representatives.
Washington, Oct. 2. No advance in
the repeal bill was made at Saturday's ses
sion of the senate. Two amendments wert
given notice of. Wolcott proposes to re
fund the southern states the cotton tai
collected during the war and Perkint
wants to coin the American productiou oi
silver at 16 to 1, the treasury to retain 2C
per cent, as seigniorage, and to stop mint
ing gold coins of less than J 10 and the issue
of notes of any kind of less than $3.
Chandler's resolution asking for informa
tion as to the commission of private citi
zens which is investigating the New York
custom house. Chandler held that thf
commission was without warrant of law.
Dolph's resolution as to the stoppage ol
pensions of non-residents was debated.
Camden spoke for the repeal bill and Pef
fer continued his speech.
The house passed a joint resolution ex
tending until June 80, 18m, the time foi
completing the eleventh census. Patter
son of Tennessee advocated the repeal ol
election laws. So did McNaguy of Indi
ana, Warner of New York and Richards
of Ohio. McCall of Massachusetts spoke
COLLAPSE AT A FUNERAL.
The Floor Lives Way and Injures a Score
Riivx, WR, Oct. 2. An accident oc
curred at Kingston which resulted in the
injury f a score of persons, and one, at
least, will die. The funeral of Mrs. Bow,
wife of Assemblyman Bow, was in
progress. The services took place at the
family residence and were attended by a
large number of friends and neighbors.
The house was crowded. The services bad
hardly begun when there was a cracking
of timbers, followed by a collapse, and the
floor of the building collapsed. Under the
main apartment, in which nearly all the
congregation bad assembled, was a cellar,
and into this fully 100 persons were pre
cipitated. They were entangled in the debris of
broken timbers, flooring and furniture,
and it was some time before those who
had escaped the crash could extricate
those in the cellar. When the rescuers
had assisted all from the cellar it was
found tbat fully one-third of the number
who went down with the floor were hurt,
fully twenty receiving severe bruises and
cuts. One will die, Mrs. Vanberg, who
was badly crushed and injured internally.
Congress of Free Thinkers.
Chicago, Oct. 2. The international con
gress o! free thinkers begun at a hall on
West Madison street. Judge C. B. Walte
presided and iu an address of welcome
said that they had met in the cause of
truth, of justice and of devotion to the
best interest ofhumanity. T. B. Wake
man, of New York also spoke on free
thought in the afternoon, and was fol
lowed by Hermann Boppe, of Milwaukee,
Captain R. C. Adams presided In the
afternoon, and the evening sess'on was
presided over by Samuel Putnam, the
speakers being John E. Kemsbury, L. K.
vtasnDnrn ana Charles Watts, of Eng
land. There are delegates present from
an over the country and the congress will
last until next Sunday.
Archduke Ferdinand Eastward Bound
Denver, Oct. 2. Archduke Ferdinand
and Petinue spent the day at Colorado
Springs and Manitou and left for the east
In the evening. Tueir special car attached
to the regular train to the Denver and Rio
Grande arrived in Denver at 10 o'clock and
left over the Burlington twenty
minute later. While here the car
was .kept locked no and one was
allowed to see any of the royal
party. A score of reporters tried every
available means to reach them to set at
rest the question of whether the archduke
really is with the party or already in Chi
cago bat without avail. The railroad
officials do not question his presence with
lae party now ou its way east.
Rockefeller Makes a Purchase.
New York, Oct,. 2 John D. Rockefeller,
the Standard Oil magnate, has completed
the purchase of 430 acres of ground at Tar
rytown heights at a cost of over $450,000.
Hewili begin operations immediately to
erect the handsomest country mansion in
this country. Iu the center of this prop
erty is the noted elevation known as Kaa
kaut, 510 feet above tide water. The view
from the summit of this hill Is most mag
niflcent and extensive. It is probably one
of the best sites for a summer residence in
this country. Mr. Rockefeller has a big
project iu mind in connection with bis
purchase which will surprise the public
The General Forgets Chicago.
Washington, Oct. 2. Wheeler of Ala
bama has introduced a bill in the house to
commemorate the beginning of the twen
tieth century of Christianity by holding a
world's exposition iu New York city be
ginning as soon after Jan. 1, 1U00, as pos
sible. He says the bill is his own idea and
no one from New York had suggested it.
The bill simply offers the fair to New
York to accept or reject, and Wheeler says
that if New York doesu't accept he will
drop the matter, assuming that no other
city "would or could" entertain the propo
sition. isunpuati Are' Abundant.
New York, Oct. t Captain Shaw, of
steamship nomas, and his son, which
has arrived from Hamburg, reported that
on Sept. 26 at 10 o'clock in the morning
be passed tLree large waterspout. Ha
jaw tfcetu Just west of the south shoal
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THE KANSAS MILITIA TROUBLE.
A Republican Company That Will Resist
Disbandmentat Point of Bayonet.
Topek A, Kan., Oct. 2. Adjutant General
Artz sent his assistant here to muster out
Company C of the state militia, that com
pany being the last one tbat remains
which is objectionable politically to the
Populist administration. Captain Frank
Shatter declared in advance that he did
not propose to permit bis company to be
disbanded, denying the right of the gov
ernor to discharge his men who had en
listed for a term of five years' service. He
stated that while he did not expect such
an emergency to arise he and his men
would resist any attempt to muster then!
out of the service at the point of the
A temporary injunction was obtained
restraining the adjutant general from in
terfering with the company or any of its
property. The sheriff went to the Armory,
where the company had congregated, and
the injunction was served on the assistant
Artz' representative, who insisted that as
the injunction was not on him he would
do as he had been ordered by his superior
officer. Captain Shafter informed him,
however, in very forcible language that
any attempt to iuterfere with the company
would result disastrously, and he finally
decided to abandon his task.
The Brittania Is Not for Sale.
New York, Oct. 2. Some time ago the
Hughes Yacht agency, of this city, was
commissioned by an American yachtsman
to open negotiations for the yacht "Brit
tania." Mr. Hughes has received the fol
lowing letter: "The comptroller of ..ha
household is directed to inform Mr. C. Ii.
Hughes, in reply to that gentleman's let
ter of the 7th, inst., to the address of tfift
Prince of Wales, that his royal highnell
has no wish to part with the yacht "Brit
tania." New Sort of Arbitration.
London, Oct 2. Justice John M. Har
lan, of the United States supreme court
and one of the arbitrators of the recent
Behring sea tribunal ot arbitration, stated
in a private conversation in St. James
hall that he personally believed that On
the occasion of a future difference betweetl
England and the United States the inter
vention of strangers would not be invoked,
but an equal number of the judges of the
highest courts of both countries wonld be
appointed to settle the difference.
Sarah Enjoyed It.
PARIS, Oct. A Sarah Bernhardt, who
has been making a theatrical tour of South
America, returned to Paris. She was in
Rio Janeiro during the bombardment.
When interviewed as to her experience she
exclaimed: "It was simply exquisite. I
spent three days and nights in the road
stead to see the display; It was grand,
overpowering, magnificent. I shall never
forget it. I saw then the grandest scene
of my life."
The Weather We Blay Expect.
Washington. Oct. 2. riie following are
the weather indications (or twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. nx. yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois Generally fair; cooler; winds shift
ing to north. For Lower Michigan Gener
ally fair; warmer during the day; cooler In
the evening; south winds, becoming variable.
For Upper Michigan Showers; cooler; east, v
shifting to northwest winds. For Wisconsin
Clou J y. with showers in northern portion;
cooler; winds shifting to northwesterly. For
Iowa C earing in the early morula g; cooler;
The Loeal Markets. j
New oats 27SSPc.
Hay Timothy. ss.0029.00; npland. I9a$10;
elougl , tti.OOSS7.00; baled. $10.0039.00.
Batter Fair to choice, S6t28c; creamery, 30c
Ekcs Fresh, ltc.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys V-K;dacks
1-ttc; geese, 10c.
rHUIT AND VEGETABLES .
Apples 13 00S5.00 per bbl.
Onions 60e per bu.
Tnmips 40c per bu.
Cattle Rlltrhpr nitv fn, mm -
4S4i4c; cows and neifeis, S;4'(iSc calvtg
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PRICE1 OFjOTHER BRANDS
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