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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLIII NO 270.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. 1895.
Of the Democratic Financial
Plank of 1892.
AS TOLD BY DELEGATE PATTERSON.
Ilnw the Attempt to Ik-el a re for Free Sll
ii r Fulled, anil the Men That Caused the
l ailure IVcauio It Might Lose Vote in
the Kat Uaniiet at Chicago in Honor
ul un .Vrci ntirerom Theatrical I'roduc
tlou KuggeHted bjr "Coin."
Dknver, Sept 2. The Rocky Mountain
Now iiulilislici an editorial in which
Thiiniiis M. Patterson rivi-s u full account
of the proceedings over the jil uik on tho
nioncy question, in the sub committee on
r .-solution at the hist Democratic conveti
tiun. Tho guiic-oniiiiittee consisted of
liayard. McPherson, Viltu and Daniels;
John Atkins, of Tctincfiscc; L. F. Garard,
of Georgia; .Jones, of Missouri, and Pat-t-rson,
of Colc.r.Klo. Patterson says:
When the plank was flrst reiul and an
alyzed I supjfestcU tfiat it was uncertain
and gave room to cavil alout its meaning.
To remove this uncertainty I requested
that tho word 'free' lx inserted before tho
words 'coinage of gold and bilver,' etc. I
dUtiiictly stated that I would bo content
to omit tin' ratio for such coinage, leaving
that to congress; what I did want was tho
Democratic party clearly uud unequiv
i 'Willy committed to true bimetallism.
Afruid of a Mi-oiiiilcrstumliiie;,
"Senators Vilas and Mel'hcrson opposed
this, and so ".';d Mr. Djiyard. Kaili gavo
hi r. ason. It was not that they were op
posed to Tree coinage; on thecontrary they
favored it, but the word 'free' as applied
to coinage was so liable to lie misunder
Btood in iliw cast nnd the northeast that it
would tlu-ough this ignorance lose tho
party many votes. Mr. Haynrd was par
ticularly earnest in asserting his fealty to
liilver." Patterson says tliat after eotisid
rrahle disciiMdon Atkins offered the fid
lowing substitute for the money plank:
"We hold to the use of !nth gold and sil
ver as tlie standard money of the country,
ami to tin- coinage of ltoth gold and silver
fur the owners thereof, wit limit discrimi
nating against cither metal or charge for
I'liMeriuui San the Hidden l'nint.
"I realized in n moment," continues
Patterson, "that it was a declaration for
frit' coinage as clear ns though the word
'I'n-e' was used a dozen times, but lieforo
committing Hiyself I turned to Senators
Vilas and Mel'lierson and Mr. Paynrd and
a.kcii: 'What do you think of it gentle
men?' They indicated that they wished to
consider it." lie then conferred with
Daniel, who approved of the substitute,
and who said in response to the assertion
that- tlie t;t her side would not accept:
"Yes they will. They are honorable gen
tlemen, and when they say they favor free
coinage and would declaru openly for it,
but that the word 'free' is dangerous and
will lose the party many votes in tile east
and northeast, they mean it. This amend
ment avoids their only objection, and wo
should ndnpt it."
lot in- ( nils It a Viit.-t.ettcr."
Hut litiyard. Vilas and Mel'hcrson re-fusi-d
to airept the substitute, and At
kins, in author, v. ted against it. Whit
ney then came to the eommittit! room and
Was told that the tiestion was ns to in
serting tlio word "free" in the plank. Says
Patterson: "lie studied the proposition a
moment or two, and in u very divided tone
exclaimed: 'That's u vote-getter. They
did not object to that. lct mo talk with
them nlxuit it.' He railed Senators Vilas
uud Mel'hcrson aside and talked with
them unite earnestly for fully live min
utes. He returned apparent rV quite disap
pointed and .-aid: 'It's no use; they object
to the word bn-ause it Is a very ohji-etion-able
word in the northeast in conneet.ion
with money and to adopt it would lose thu
Diinocraey that m i t ion of the country.'
ZKALDI N roll A "VOTI-: CiETTKIV
l.ut i'aiU in Ills Ilflorts anil tlie Objectors
Cct Their Icirc.
"I then explained the Atkins ni:vi:d
ment, whereupon he a-ain said: 'They
will certainly consent to that. I think
they wiH. That' u Vote-g. tter. I will
talk to them about it.' Again hehel lnn
earnest conversation with the senators,
and returned looked more crestfallen
than at first. He remarked. 'It's no use,
tiny w.ll consent to no change.' The
light ln-fore the full committee was re
ported to the press at the time. I advo
cated the amendment inserting the wonl
fnv' in the plank. Mr. Bayard and Sen
ator Vilas made several earnest sjieivlics
against it. The amendment was lost. I
carried the amendment into the conven
tion. "It was again defeated. I liecamo con-vini-ed
that Senators Vilas and MePher
son, with i'j Secretary of State Hayard,
represented Mr. Cleveland's views, and
tinft they fully understood each other. Tho
money plank was a trap with which to
cat. h fnv coinage votes for Mr. Cleveland.
1 made up my mind I would not walk into
the trap with my eyes otwn. and sons soon
ns possible 1 repudiated Mr. Cleveland and
did what I could fur General Weaver."
TIIEATItH.lt. "1TNAMIAI. SCHOOU"
Inline Mamiuet over the 1-atei.t Move
ment l or I ree Silver.
Chic At;o, Sept. i. An ivcnt unique in
theatrical and literary circles t-iok place at
thi? Auditorium hotel a dinner given by
W. 11. Harvey, "Coin", to the members of
the "Silver Lining" company, a play sug
gested by I.arvey fatuous "School," and
which had its lirst performance on any
M:ige last niht at the Chicago Opera house.
n ltli tlie lloWers at me piateot each gm-t
was, o fasten tlui, a button, half silver
and half geld, the gift of the host, each
button lieiiring the inscription "Pi to 1."
Thu play is the production of Fitzgerald
Murphy, a well known Boston newspaper
Itir.n. Notable among the addresses which
were fi.tures of the entertainment w;is
one by H-.irv;-y, ia which ho said the din
ner to thi tr.-une came niter hearing them
in rehears:.!, ns n recognition on his part
?f their sterling merit as factors in the sil
er tight, and as fitting representatives to
present the s-iivcr cause to the people in a
way never bcfor. attempted in the United
STATUS OF THE PENNANT FIGHT.
Baltimore Continue to Innk Like a lias
Chicago, Sept. 2. The base ball situa
tion foreshadows the victory of the Balti
more League club in the contest for the
pennant. The Orioles seem able to win
when and how they plcaarc. Cleveland has
a good grip on .second place, with Phila
delphia third. Pure luck is all that keeps
the Chicago "Colts" from being dov.ii
alongside of St. Louis and Louisville.
Following U thu table:
Clubs. Playd. Won Lost.Cent.
Baltimore 1 1 3
Chicago P 7
New York 1ii5
St. Louis lit;
r7 3 . j;) I
71 4u .i:w I
l V, j.7l ;
M i -V3
5U 47 .CiVl
; :ti .-41
r." a .
.V 6.1 J5 3
f.l ! .IK
CI ::l .311
mi 7! .:
Latest scores are as follows: At Wash
ington Louisville 8. Washington 4; sec
ond game Louisville 7, Washington !); at
Boston Cincinnati ft, Boston 12; at
Brooklyn Cleveland 15, Brooklyn 7; at
Philadelphia Pittsburg ! Philadelphia
10; ut New York and Baltimore rain.
GOING TO ENTHUSE OVER SEDAN.
Anniversary of the llattlp I'nites All Ger
mans Kxcent Socialist.
I5KUI.IX, Sept. 2. Sedan day will lie
celebrated in a more general and etithusi
fistic manner than ever since '870. Xo
business will be done after noon today.
The Siemens and Hal ske people will pay
their o,(H workmen tloulilo waes today
and will let them enjoy themselvef. Many
other linns will tlo likewise. The govern
ment employes will get their holiday with
full pay and all the schools will be closed.
The celebration commenced yesterday
with a very impressive ceremony, the
dedication of the Kmperor William Mem
orial church, nt which tlie kaiser was tho
At the conclusion of this service tho
troops and vetcrans.ineludiiigtho Gemmn
American veterans now visiting the city,
marched past their majesties in review.
The veterans sang patriotic uirs
as they marched, in which tlie
spectators Joined. All parties are
joining in tlie celebration, except the
Socialist. The Koman Catholic authori
ses have ordered a Te Dcuin in honor of
the day, something they never did before.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BURNED.
ntllTnlo's Oldest I'lay-lfomo Makes Food
for the I'lumi-s.
BUFFALO, Sept. 2. The oldest play-house
in this city, tho Academy of Music, has
been reduced by fire to a pile of ashes and
debris, and with it the Comstock store and
two smaller establishments of William
Vaughn & Co. and .Tacob Fr'ed. The t v
tal loss on tho theatre building is -7r,)0),
while the other losses will bringthe aggre
gate up to fc" '... KK), tho theatre "proper
ties" being a large part of this loss.
1 he Acaileinv stage was a storehouse of
dramatic history for the past forty years.
Several thratrical companies lose ward
rolies, proK-rties and scenery that had
lieen stored there. The Academy was
erected in lfvi2 by Henry T. Moech, who
died in ls7o, since which time it has been
nianagid by his sons. John H. and Henry
L. Mi-ech. It is unlikely, that the build
ing will lie rebuilt as a theatre, as its loca
tion is too far down town to make it de
sirable. SHOT WIFE AND STEPDAUGHTER.
Then Stood Oft His Woulil-IIc Captors for
DKCATfl Ills., Sept. 2. George E. Al
len shot his wife and step-daughter, Min
nie Deffenbaugh. Her wound is fatal; tho
wife w ill recover. Allen sat on the porch
after tho shooting and kept his neighbors
off with n revolver for an hour. Finally
he called for tobacco and a match. They
were token to him, and as he lighted
his pipe he was overpowered. He
is now in j.iil. He refuses to say why ho
tried to kill the women. Friends who
know him and who say he is industrious
und peaceable, say he was overheated last
week. They think ho is insane.
Senator Oiuy t'oliruulnted.
PlTTsm i;-... Sept. 2. A siK't-ial train
uirricd a largo delegation from this city to
Heaver to congratulate Senator Quaj m
his recent victory over the opposing fac
tion for chairman of the Kepublican state
committee. Then' was a big demonstra
tion at the senator's residence and he made
a short sjiccch in which he referred ill a
humorous manner to tho late contest.
Receiver for a Car factory.
Memphis, Sept. 2. Chancellor Sneed in
chancery court has appointed E. A. Xix
on, general manager of the Memphis Car
and Foundry company, reixiver for thai
corporation. Tlie liabilities are in the
neighlKirhood of fcSoo.UHi, with assets of
i77o.lM. The company recently moved its
plant from Litchlield, 111., to Binghiuiiton,
six miles cast of this city.
The CorlM'tt-ritzsiminotis right.
Dallas, Sept. 2. Th-j civil code which
levies a tax of folio for every contest be
tween man and man has gone into effect in
this state. The tax will be tendered to
the collector and if he refuses to issue a
license mandamus procei-dings will bo
entered by the Florida Athletic club nnd
the supremo court called on to pass upon
Acctiftlng Kditora t.iven a Chanre.
SrniNCiFlF.LD, Ills., Sept. 2. It is stated
that State's Attorney Graham will call
upon editors of newspapers and others who
have made charged of legislative boodliug
to state before the grand jury whether or
not the alleged boodling was done in this
county, with a view to ascertaining
whether the local court has jurisdiction in
l'rlnee Is Very Sweet on Her.
Beklis, Sept. 2. Quite a sensation has
lieen caused at Homburg by the attention
which tlie Prince of Wales has paid to a
young American widow, Mrs. Roach, neo
Colt, a beautiful lady bicyclist, who ha
been seen a great deal in Battersea park,
London. The prince has frequently taken
her to tea and walks with her at the wells.
The A sous, only 10c a week.
LAY IT TO HOPKINS
Chicago's Late Mayor Caused the
FACTS ABOUT THE STSIZE OF 1894.
Somewhat Belated lint Interesting m
Contribution to History Account of a
Conference Between Mayor Hopkins.
Urba, Howard, and Others, Given by How
ard and Corroborated by Debs, at Which
the Mayor Advised the Action Taken.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Times-Herald prints
the following: Ex-Mayor Hopkins, of this
city, advised tho great railroad strike of
1-f H, which ended in such a disastrous loss
of property and life. This assertion is
made by George W. Howard, vice-president
and ex-niemlHT of the board of di
rectors of tho American Railway Union,
und confirmed by Eugene V. Debs, presi
dent of tho American Kailway Union.
Howard said: "Mayor Hopkins did ad
vise Debs to tie up the railroads, and there
nre witnesses to prove it. It is the truth,
and the ex-mayor cannot deny it. Tho
convention was in session in I'lich's hall,
a:yl tho question was how to bring Pull
man to terms. It was some time previous
!Ahe ordering of the strike against tho
railroads that we received word that
Mayor Hopkins would like to see us.
Met Hopkins at the .Sherman House.
"Debs and I were willing to meet tho
mayor. We met hint at the Sherman
House. With him were Sccord, his part
ner, and several city officials. After intro
ductions the prospirtivo strike liecame tho
topic. I said: 'I lieliovc I know how we
can bring Pullman to ternrs. If we can
stop work at his repair shops we can
eventually stop running his cars. Within
a short time the car inspectors will refuse
to pass sleepers in need of repairs. As the
roads must have the usual numlierthey
wUl demand that Pullman live up to the
terms of his contract. He will be unable
to tlo so, and the roads will be only too
glad to get out from under his monopoly,
and he will have to do something.'
Mayor Indorses a Boycott.
"Secord spoke up objecting to my plan,
nnd said the best thing was to refuse the
haul Pullman sleepers. Mayor Hopkins
then spoke up and said: 'That's right;
tit; them up Debs; tie theni up. If you
only get one or twn roads it will shut off
the revenue and bring the old man to
arbitration. I knew him for many years,
and know he will continue to light. The
shops don't cut much figure. Tho money
goes out there as well as it comes in. As
Sccord says, the railroads will make re
pairs on his cars and he can shut down
the shops and keep them closed until the
men starve. The only thing to do is to
tie upsomeof the Unco that haul his cars.' "
He!s Had But Little te Say.
"What did Debs say?"
"He hud little to say, but made sonio
remark to the effect that he believed tho
mayttr was right almtit the lx'st way to
bring Pullman to some agre-'mc'nt."
"What other conference did you have
with the mayor?"'
"I do not recall any subsequent ones nt
which Mayor Hopkinsoffcritl advice. Soon
after this meeting the Imycott was de
clared, and the trouble spread, as is well
known. I do not care to speak of the ef
fect of the mavor s attitude on the police,
or what we learned of the way the depart
ment was conducted.
VISIT TO THE XOTtD PRISONER.
Corroborate the Story, but Declines to
Tell All He Knows.
A representative of the Times-Herald
visititl the McIIeiiry county jail nt Wood
stock, where Debs is serving the sentence
imposed for contempt of court. Howard's
statement, as given almve, was outlined to
him. "That statement," said Debs, "is
substantially correct. I do not feel that it
would Te quite right for 4110 to repeat what
Hopkins said on that occasion. It has
boon a good while since then, and no pul
lic mention has ever yet lnvn made of the
conversation. I would not of my own ac
cord rei'at it. bur ;,ince you ask mc
whether it is true I . nnotdeuv it without
lying, and if I refused to discuss the mat
tor its truthfulness would tie takwii for
"1 do not understand that the conversa
tion Was altogether private. Secrecy was
not enjoined, but at the same tune 1 have
some delicacy iilnxit speaking of it. If the
mayor t!iouv':t he w.is right I do not see
why he should hesitate to stand by what
he said. I was very much impressed with
what Sccord and Hopkinssaid about bring
ing Pullman to terms by refusing to
handle Pullman car. e thought at the
time that the public would lie with us. and
we wen- will:n;j to handle all trains if tho
sleepers were disconnected."
A. I:. I. Telegram to IM-lis.
Cincinnati, Sept. 2. The three unions
hereof the A. R. I", have wired the follow
ing to Eugene V. D.hs: "Although you
are a prisoner, deprived of yourl iberty by
a rotten administ ration of justice at the
bidding of the railroads und their
servants the judges, the common
people are today worshiping at
your altar. The sivds you have sown
will soon boar fruit. The time will soon
come when labor will got its rights, or
will take them. God bless you.
Injumuii Against a Boycott.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Judge Chetlain ha
issued un injunction restraining the of
ficers of local union No. 5 of the Master
Horscshoers' Protective association from
circulating notices to tho effect that
James Harrington, of 175 Ontario street, is
no longer a nieo.tcr in good standing,
dono in pursuance of a boycott the union
is working against Harrington.
he Ruined Her Heulth at SrhooL
Sad. but needless. With proper
care and the use of Aoa-Phora. at
needed periods, her splendid intel
lect might now be supported by per
fect pnvsical powers and graces.
Sold bv X. II. Thomas and Marshall
Nothing occupies one Uke a conversa
tion in which one has failed to bay what
ono ought to have Faid. It haunts you
liko a melody of which you cannot find
A cream of tartar baking pewdcr. Highest of
all in leavening strength. Late at United Stain
Gvernmet Food Etport.
KOTiL BiKISO fownEB Co.. 101 Wall Bt N.T
TROOPS TO AWE STRIKERS.
Michigan Militia Ordered to Duty at Ish-
LANSING. Sept. 2. Governor P.icU has
issued an order calling out the four upper
peninsula companies of tin; Fifth infantry
and the Cheboygan company to maintain
order at Ishpeming, where the mineowners
will start tlie steam shovels today, despito
tlie threats of the strikers. Tin; five com
panies numlier about 21 men, nnd will bo
under command of Colonel Lvoti.
.The povernor has returned MKlhaand
should more troops be required he will
order fhc two divisions of the Michigan
naval reserve at Detroit tolshpoming with
the artillery. Tho requisition upon tin
governor was signed by both th sheriflt
and mayor at Ishpcmiiig. Colonel Avery,
of the quartermaster's department, has
left in charge of a supply of camp equip
age and ammunition.
Ishi'KMINi;, Sept. 2. The C'helwivgan
couijKiny of the tifth infantry, M. X.
roaehed hero with the companies froi
Ironwood. Calumet, Hnughton uud Mar
quette at 4 a. 111. today.
Kier Hurdle at a Itanquet.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Kier Hardi-, tho
English socialist, was giwn a banquet by
the Chicago Labor congros.;, at which lie
and John Sivinton, with others, made
speeches. The toasts were all drunk in
clear lake water. Hardie nrgu "d for so
cialism, claiming that every class of so
ciety would lx- lienetited by that system.
Swlntim devoted a go.K.1 deal of his time to
denunciation of tlie "capitalistic press."
At the close "Auld Lang Syne" was sung
und three cheers given for the guests of
Cup Races Begin Next xi'.mr.tay.
Xkw Yohk, Sept. 2. The conference
lictwoen Lord Dunravcn und the cup com
mittee resulted in the issuance by the New
York Yacht club of the announcement
which, follows: The match for the Amer
ica's cup will consist of best thne out
of five races, ovim-coursi-s thirty nautical
miles in length, with a time limit tif six
hours. 1 he match wnl conimeiu-e on
Sept .7, and will be t jntinued on ;dtcrnatu
V ill Come Along In Hue Time.
COLON. Colombia, Sep;. 2. ft is true
that tranquility pu vails in this country,
but it is accompanied with much anxiety
lest the dissatisfied i:i the country und
those who wire Ko.tcti in tho nvent revo-
latioii should again mane an effort to
overthrow the existing order of things.
irying for a Wheel Record.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2. II. P. Searle, of this
city, left the corner of Washington boul.
vard and Halsfcd street at 4 : this morn
ing to try for a Chicago-New York bicvclo
record. Searle ex; ec!"d to bo in jaoutn
Bend, Ind., ut noon todai".
fine if the Ftmiilcs-t mr-thotli of gain-
i.. r rliiiTit.itivi. T-.erriTi (rood will is
"r ---- l ----- - - 1 -- w
to begia Vy doubting his judgment and
tut n alluwing oneself to he convinced.
Tiroil WjiTTinn nnnil t.t ham tlifitt
blood purilicd and enriched bv Hood's
Sarsaparilla. It will give them
strength and health.
"I Was No Good on Earth."
Dr. Miles' Nervine strengthens
the weak, builds up the broken
down constitution, and permanently
cures every kind of nervous disease.
"About one ticarttgo Itrn.t afflicted
trith nci-rotinnenn, nlccitessHe,
Creeping Heitsatioa in my leg.
Slight palpitation nf tun Ueart,
IHftraeting confuttian of the mind,
tirrlouu Ions or lapce. cf memory.
Weighted dotrn trith rare and
tcurry. I completely lout appetite
And fett mjr riiatitw trea ring out,
I trait treak, irritable and tired,
Xg tret ght teas reduced to ICO Ibn.,
In fact I tram no good, on earth.
A friend brought
me Pr. Miles' book,
"New and Start
ling Facts," and
I finally dccldde
to try a bottle of
Dr. Miles' Iie
Before I had taken
one bottle I conld
sleep as treli as a
lO-yr.-old boy. My
When I had taJun the mirth bottle
3Ig tr eight Increased to US 6s.,
The sensation in my lean teas gone;
JXy nervcm utcaaicd completely;
Bg tnemorg team fulig restored.
31g bra in accrued clearer than crer.
I felt as tjood an mng man on earth.
Ir. 31 item JteKtoratiee Kervine im
A great medicine, I ammtere gott."
Acpnsta, Me. Walter E. Bcsbaxk.
Ir. Miles" Nerrlns ts sold on a positive
tnirr.nu-e that the first bottle will henelit.
All d ruec'sts sell itatSl.6 bottles foraS, or
It will l sent, prepaid, on receipt of price
bj the L'r. iiibeo Modicai Vo Eikhut, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
And must have it!
THE LONDON is buying space in it's own big store. We must have
it. Our proprietors have been in the eastern markets for one
month, buying FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING, and are still there,
keeping it up. The truth is they have bought more goods than we
have room for. Hence this SPACE-BUYING SALE. You want the
goods. We want the room.
I GUESS WE CAN MAKE A DEAL.
Men's Suits, worth 20, 18 and 16.50 are yours for
Men's Suits, worth 16, 15 and 15 dollars, are yours for
Men's and Boys' Suits, worth 12, 10 and 8 dollars, are yours for
Men's and Boys' Suits, worth 7, 6 and 5 dollars, are yours for
About one hundred Children's Suits, ages 4 to 14, worth 6.50, 6, 5
and 4 dollars. Ladies, here is your chance, at
Store, where prices
Are the Lowest,
New line of
Carpets and Rugs.
& Carpel Co.,
321, 326, 328 Eradj St,
And Are Willing
our Big Store
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best. Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZIMMER;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
to Pay For It.
at a Sacrifice.
Call for Rock Island
Brewing Co. Beer.