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THE ABGUB SATORDAf, SEPTEMBEK 5 1898.
THE ARGUS. PtblUtMd Daily Bad Wxklj M ISM fttaoad , Rock Island, m. tCatcnd Htboit Sr aa aacoa4-)aM matter. J. W. FOTTBB Pciluhei. TIRX Daily, 10 uata pr imL Weekly, 14.00 sat aaaaa; la adTaoc. 1 SO. All aamaaleatioa of a critical at arguMau- character, political or rallfloaa, moat hart raal BlBM attach! for paoltcaUoav Me rack artlcia will ka BTtatc4 mt leUUoaa atfaaton. CafiaapwuUaoa aoilclUa frota trary towatbip la Rook IilSBd coanty. NATlRDSt. SfrTkMBRK 5. 196. 1'EwOCKATIC SOUISATIOXS. Ynr fraalilaat. WILLIAM JENM.NKS BRYAN. of Nebraska. Vmr trm rr . ARTHUR SKWALL, nf M.i.t.'. Plata TSraat. (imtcraor Ieut. Cliiwni.... Weertar f Mat Auditor Traaaurer Attor fleiterul.. Julia 1'. At.Tt.r.i Mih..iC :AwriHt MM is K l m . A. I MtiwKi.i li C. P )). a A. Tkciib fnlvervilf Tnitre-Msw. JCUA MoMIe a.ITft. II 1 MoRi., N. W liRAHAM. nromrMMtf M Hist .WlII.IAM M. tSIIT r a.nhrr if Cof. raa Tfrtb fitriat WILLIAM K. MOORB Coaair Tk-ket. Clerk of lha Court Ktata a Attorna? Charles BcruRii Unrnner bit. (inmr.s T. Merrtmas Xurtrtor A. E. JoHSioit Tin A Ri,r r-r the doctor ha. Wilt Iri'p him awinir wimmI: lit li hntl t l-nitwr4tiire u but. Itllt It f rrtUHn tfiMXl. I.I Hi m I'tiAMii hears so much shout Caninn, Ohio, that he mar get theileJlrit.cjvi3i.it. But be should be told that it Is not one-hundredth part the size of the great city in his own country. Til Pittsburg Dispatch with anai of iolinito wisdom, says: "If an workman in this country is anxioui to receive Mexican wages ami partic ipate in Mexican prosperity it wil de cheaper to send him down in Mex iro than to introduce the condition! nf tha'. country inti this." In thi same way we may say: "If any work man in this country is anxious to re (Vive orotection wnires and Dartici pun in protection prosperity it will on meatier 10 semi mm to iiermany or trance or Italv than to introduce tin conditions of higher protection to our own country." Natiovw. l;.ri hi.icam Ciiaikwax 1Ui hi I letter transfer the Mr KirJey paitli-rk to his own lip.. He h.i.i! concerning the result of the In dianapolis convention: "I think the action of the convention will be nt ailance to us. Palmer is a strong man and a reliable man. and has a heavy following among the democrats of Illinois. His nomina tion following that of the gold stand ard democrat for governor of that state will weaken the other demo crats of Illinois very materially. The nomination of ltuckner will also do us (food. He is strong la Kentucky and throughout the union, and will help us very much." It Is a beautiful sight; this repub lican corruption boss discusaing philosophically the benefits that are lo come to a republican causa from an opposition convention. Tin. edge has been taken off the republican boast over the Vermont election as significant of the triumph of prld over silver by the disclosure of the fact that the election was in no sense the issue. Indeed the plat forms of the two parties were little at variance on that point. The dem ocratic platform after indorsing President Cleveland's administration and extending thanks to Secretary Carlisle for his conscientious and effi cient management of the treasurj department, declared: "We demand the maintenance of a gold standard of value as being for the trne inter est of all our peop'.e. and espej cially of those w bo are obliged to labor for what they receive, and wi are opp osed to the free coinage of silver except under international agreement " Hantaan, ir Mawaavty. Rook Island ounty witnessed to day tha Injiojr tiy the bibeal ollicial in tho state of Ue corner stone ol what is dcaigticd, and it is believed Uslined, to lj one ot tho unldcst ami b st institutions in the world, for tbc cure of the silliclcl of (ioil creat ines. The state does no more uobl, w rk than in its proision for those from whom reason ha fled, u j, humanity's dutv to humanity, and he Lest servrs his Cn ator who best aertra tiia f.ltnw man TIia ways of life are thorny enough to the oei in men. but he is of aelht-h in stinct indeed who fails either ta think Of tho.e 1aa fxrliii,.!. th.. himself or t. ungiateful forthe bless. iu turn are ois. The great slate of Illinois msy well l proud .f the institution which it has i.rotiilr.l t.,i- ik. .... as well as the betterment of her sub jects, and the community opol w . t I . . ! Mr u ivninatq wnai prom- les to be greatest of all, should not fail to b true to the trust placed in lt kei ping. I he people of Kotk Islsud a" J Mo line rejicn b less in the rsoi- whtcb atutes this day's dttJs thsn tbe do-lo thi promised pxstsija ol s Bisk-nincsnt institution. BRYAN AND BIMETALLISM. Always Soars of Barosst Stndy Wltfc Hlaa. William Jennings Bryan graduated from college at Jacksonville only a doxen years ago and has been an oc casional contributor to toe college paper called the College Ramble. Tha last article from bit pen was de voted to the silver question, and ap peared in the issue of May 4. 1894. It shows how near to hia thoughts has always been the subject of bi metallism. 1 hat article is nerewnn reproduced as beinj important and timely reading- For the past 20 years the advo cates of bimetallism have been com pelled to meet enemies who were lighting in disguise men who would oppose every measure friendly to the restoration of silver, and yet who claim to be bimelalliats. The time has come when the fiirht is to be made openly between the double standard and the single standard. The Reform club, of New York, which is more active, probably, than anv other association io the light against the restoration of silver, has recently issued a pamphlet entitled. Th- People's Money.' in which it says: Gnld monometallism is the una voidable destination of this country. The sooner we recognize this and voice it in our laws, the sooner will we reap the fruits. Should we unfortunately let go of tha single standard there will be nothing to take hold of. but silver monometal lism, for bimetallism for us is snare and a delusion. The advo cates of bimetallism are fortunate in having at last brought their enemies to an open light because there can be no doubt of the result when the peo pie of the United States are com pelled to choose between bimetallism and gold monometallism. Bimetal lism is the name applied to that nnanctai system in which gold and silver are Jinked together at a fixed ratio and given equal privileges at tne mint and equal legal tender qual ities. "The purpose of bimetallism is to retain in use throughout the com mercial world both go'd and silver as primary or standard money, While bimetallism does not depend upon a particular ratio, but has ex istcd at various ratios, the ratio of 16 to 1 is the ratio which is gener ally advocated by those who believe in the restoration of bimetallism. By the ratio of 16 to 1 is meant that 16 ounces of silver shall be the legal equivalent of one ounce of gold in debt paying power, or in other words, that 25.8 grains of standard cold constitute a dollar, and 112.50 grains of standard silver oonstitute a dollar. By free coin- te is meant the legal right to convert gold bullion iuto gold coin and silver bullion into silver coin without charge for mintage. L'ndor the operation of the free coinage law the government does not buy metal oot simply stamps the metal, invests it with legal tender qualities an t re turns it to the person who presents i for coinage. By unlimited coinage is meant the coinage of both gold and silver without limitation a to amount, the amount coined being lependent entirely upon the amount presun'ed for coinage. Bimetallism is defended theoretically, on the ground that the volume of metallic money will be less variable (and therefore the value of each dollar nore stable) when the volume of cur rency is composed of both gold and ilvcr than it would be under a sys tem of monometallism. Thirty years go the question of bimetallism iould be discussed theoretically and ii mane mue i mere nee to the na tions at largo whether a particular nation tiseu gout or silver, or both, because at that time enough nations were using gold and silver to furnish a use for all the cold and silver mined. Now, however, we must consider the practical necessity for ft.: ..-,t: - i . , . T .. uiiuciaiiism, wnemer we tavor it the- oraticallv or not. because there is not enough gold in the world to do the business of the world. An at tempt to use gold alone as standard mone means that the work hereto fore done by gold and silver to ire t her shall henceforth be done by gold alone, and that means an increased demand for gold, which, according to tne natural laws ol supply and de mand, win increase the exchangeable value of each ounce of gold. As a old dollar is always 25.8 grains of standard gold any policy which would make an ounce of gold increase in value as measured by other kinds o property would appreciate the pur chasing power of a dollar made from the gold. There are ccrtaiu persons wno me interested in naviug the dul lar use in value, ror instance. Sen ator Sherman, shaking on the sub j -i t in 16'.i, said thst 'the cvpitalis out of debt, tho salaried ollicer and annuitant' would prolit by a rise in me purchasing power of tho dollar. ''The reason isobvious. Tho capi tslitt owns money and if the tiurchaa- ing power of the dollar doubles, his wealth has doubled because the ssme amount of money will com mand twice as much of all other property. The same explanation ap plies to the salaried officer and an nultant. In the case of these tcr- son the aalarv will adiiist itself In time to falling prices and a company which attempts to pay a fixed sum as an annnity, while nriefs are fall ing will in time become bankrupt if " prupuny omer than money. The capitalist ont of debt is really the only person who rwriuanentlv profits, and this sccounts for tht fact thit geVJ monometallism ha betn advocated by the capitalistic class io spit cf the distress which has bttn caoted throughout tha world by the attempt to demonetize silver. 'The disastrous effect of the gold standard is described by some of our ablest statesmen. Mr. Blaine said in 1878 that the destruct on of silver as money would 'prove distressing to minions and utterly disastrous to tens of thousands.' Mr. Carlisle sid in 1878: 'According to my views of the subject the conspiracy wnicn seems to nave been lormea here and in Europe to destroy by lagirlation and otherwise from three sevenths to one half of the metallic money of the world is tho most gigantic crime of this or any other age. The consummation of sued a scheme would ultimately entail more misery upon the human race than all the wars, pestilences and famines that ever occurred in the history of the world.1 In the ' restoration of silver two questions are to be consid ered. At what ratio sba'l bimetal lism be restored?' and 'Shall the t oiled States attempt it alone?' As remarked before, bimetallism does ni t depend upon a particular ratio, but the ratio ought to be selected with reference to tie greatest good to the country. To change the ratio materially woti'd be to disorganize society nnd to disturb all con tracts. 1 he ratio could bechanced either by decreaiing the siz9 of the gold dollar or by increasing the size of the silver dollar, for to change the ratio to 1 to 21, for instance, it would only be necessary to say, if the sil ver dollar remained unchanged, that a gold dollar shall weigh one twenty. 'ourth otAhe silver dollar; or, if the go d dollar remains unchanged, to say that the silver dollar fhall weigh j l times as much as the gold doilai-. Those who talk about changing the ratio alays spsak of increasing the 917.1! of the silver dollar, lo increase the size of the stiver dollar in order to tuake it correspond to a ratio of. 1 to 24 we would have to nuke the sil ver dollar one-half larger than it is now. If thin ratio was established by the United States alone it would make it more diflicult to form any international agreement, and if all the nations were to change together it would require the recointe of about $1,000,000,000 of silver money. The recoinage of this amount of money into silver dollars one-half larger would cause a shrink ago of more than $1,300,000,000, that is, a loss of one-third of the silver money of the world, or ouc-sixth of the total metallic money of the world. BimetalliEts object to the single gold standard for the reason that it would annihilate oue-half o the metallic money of the world, a change of the ratio to 1 to 21. made by increasing the size of the siiver dollar, would virtually annihilate one-sixih of the metallic m jney aud thus bring one-third as much dis tress as a single gold standard. Hav ing made the change tbc metal pro duced each year would be coined loto dotlars of lb new sire. In other words, if fl.j0.00t) 0'Ju can bo coined annually from the stiver produced then only $100,00 J. 00!) of the larger silver dollars could be coined from the same amount of silver. A change of the ratio, therefore even to 1 to 21, secured by inert as ing the tizj cf the silver dollar, is open to serious objection. Bimetal lints believe that the fall in the gold price of silver bullion is due to hos tile legislation, which has lessened the demand for silver and increased the demand for gold, and they be lieve that friendly legislation will restore the parity between the met. ais. borne insist that the mine owner will obtain a benefit from tte free coinage of silver at 16 to 1, but they forget that free coinage cannot give back to tbc mine owner any more man demonetization took away irom min. lr tne tree coinage or sii ver is of advantage to the mine owner, then it is proof conclusive that demonetization took away from him just that amount of advantage. niii. the restora'ion of silver is advo cated. not because it will bring benefit to the mine owner nor be cause it will bring a special beneti to the farmer, although it is believed that the farmer has suffered far more than the mine owner, but because society must have money and that to have a sufficient amount of metal lie money it must use all of the gold and silver available for coinage. "Independent bimetallism is advo cated because there is no prospect that burope will join us in an inter national agreement lor tne restora tion of bimetallism, and it is not be lieved that international cooperation is necessary. The advocates of bi metallism believe that this nation U large enough to maintain tbc parit y between gold and silver at the pres ent ratio of K to 1 regardless of tbc action of other countries, and tbcv also believe that, if an attempt io restore bimetallism alone should fai of success, our condition would even then lie better than it can possibly be under the present system with gold rising and all other prices declining No political measure is free from danger and it is no conclusive argu ment against a proposed policy tha it may not accomplish ail that its friends nope for it- e are con stantly choosing the leaser of two evils and the advocates of bimetal lism believe that the worst result which can follow the restoration o the free and unlimited coinage o gold and silver at the present ratio or 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any nation on earth, will be better than the re sults which can be expected from the B-iopiiou of a universal gold staud srd. ' To Car. m r.ld am Hm Hat Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab- if-ts. All druicpsts refund the money if it fails to car. 25 cents WANTED. WAXTED A COMPETENT GIRL AT KS Twentieth street. WANTED A norSEKEETER: COMPE v v tent and reliable. Call CTeninn at lR Thirteenth street. WANTED A GIRL FOR GENERAL M housework at 318 Sixteenth street. Reference required. WANTED PLAIN SEWING AND HOME laundry at reasonable prlcea. Work Euaranteed, Fourth avenue. TT ANTED BOARDERS IN PRIVATE TV fnmilv: pleasant rooms, iras. furnace heat, bathroom and telephone. Address V aki.cs oince. WANTED MEN WHO WILL WORK FOR ITS a month salary or large commission selling staple goods by sample to dealers. Ex perience unnecessary. Write us. Household Specialty company, 77 W. Fourth street, Cin cinnati, Ohio. UTA NTF.DT. A DTFS AND GENTLEMEN V V who wish to correspond for pleasure, or wun a view to matromonv to loin tne eastern Ohio Corresponding Bureau, Salem. Ohio. arna two cent stamp ror aescnptire cireuiar. Address W. E. Beck, lock box 7. Salem, Ohio. WANTED GOOD RELIABLE HELP OF all kinds who can furnish references to use The A rctjs want column. Calls are re ceived at this office dailv for domestics, etc.. who can come well recommended. Try this column for a sitnution and U you are reliable you will get one. FOR RFNT. RENT A PLEASANT OFFICE ROOM in the Carse building on Second avenue "IJIOR RENT FOUR-ROOM FLAT IN GOOD X; location. Reasonable terms. Apply E. W. Hurst. IJIOR RENT THE PEARSON RESTAVR JL ant on Kifih avenue. Apply to Willium McKniry. FOR RENT-TWO NEW 7 ROOM HOUSES, including bath room. Inquire at 11 Sixth avenue. FOR RENT A GOOD HOUSE AT 110; also a second storv. nice, large, airv rooms, at 7 at 1011 Third avenue. FOR RENT A FINE. LARUE. 12-ROOM brick house in South Rock Nland. lids, bath, water uori iom1 bum. two acres of ground. Two blocks from street cars. Inquire of Uordon & Bowman. FOR SALE. "t'OR SALE COMBINATION HOOK CASE - and desk and one wood stove. Inntiirc George F. Roxh. 1MB Second avenue. TTIOR SALE-COMBINATION HOOK CASK -a- and desk, one hard coal and one wimd stove, lnouire Ueorge .F Roth. 1 1 Iti Second avenue. TTIOR SALE-CHEAP. PARIX1R SCIT. BED A room suit, lotinires. refrigerator, and in eluding all household uoods at i. Bourrassas. i.iio orty-fourth street. XHOR SALE A FIRST CLASS LOT. EAST A front, new brick walk, shade trees In front. Fruit trees and shrubs on lot. water and sewer. Apply at amis Fifth avenue or on premises, wrj Thirty-eighth street. MISCELLANEOUS. MRS. A. SEYMOUR, CLAIRVOYANT and business medium. ".Ml East fceveiuh street. laveniort. (Si Aft TO AXY MAN R WOMAN WE f X Vrv cannot teach to draw a crayon portrait by our patent method in three lessons. We pay our pupils Sio to SIP per week to work for us at home, evenings or spare time. Send for work and particulars. Hermann ft Sey mour, 813 South Sixth street, Philadelphia, Pa. SPECIALTIES: ISEASES of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Stomach, Skin and Blood. Rupture cured without use of knife DR. DANIEL, ROOMS 36 and 87, McManns Building, corner Second and Main streets, Davenport. OFFICE HOURS: 9 a. m. to 12 m. and 2 to 5 p. m. Evenings, Wednes day! and Saturdays, 7 to 8 p. m. Snndays, 2 to 3 p. m. Talepliojie Q40, OROPJN BILLY CATTON'S White Seal saloon 1815 Second Avenue. no you know what a vast differenre it makea la your appearance 10 hTe a natural Culured tu.d ky bean of hair' Wwi ,,, woqm look tea year yoaufrr. Get a bottli- of THE MEXICAN HAIR RESTORER It restores where others fail, it will mim, that dandruff Offlre. c K FthrZJ Molars. I Aeenta Wanted. BRASS BAND 1 :-.-u.aiwrJOlO- IsGW- Young & Mc Combs THE BUSIEST STORE. 1725 Second Ave. r KILLING Tint It is time now to sail in and take advantage of Young & McCombs b'g inducements in Fall Capes and Jackets. Having disposed of our line last year, we greet jou vitli an entire now line tills year, which merit your attention, as no store west of Chicago has ever shown siicli an assortment as we are slioiDg this season. All of the latest styles. We have a special large assortment of children's and misses' garment?, both in Jackets and Cloaks. Special low prices. Matlasse, Plusli, Limb's Wool, Uoucle, Kersey and Beaver, rang ing in prices from 81.50 to S25. Young & McCombs' Cloak stock has made their store famous. Young McCombs' for Capes and Jackets stylish. Young & McCombs' Children's and Mioses' perfect fitting garment Young ,t- McConibs' for new gotxR Kid Glove Sale. To make it lively in this depart ment for six days we have concluded to put out the following well known I styles that wiil t-ell them quick. Our four-button kid gloves in black, tan and brown, alwavs 98c; this week $ 75c Foster's five-hook in black only fancy backs and plain, always $1. 2.1: this week 98c Bicycle and driving gloves (gsuntlets) should be 75c; this week 4Sc White chamoise wash gloves, four large pearl buttons. t-nouiu oe mis week. .. V.c White chamoise mousquctairc, eight button length, should be f 1 50; this week 98c Undressed kid gloves in tan, red and black, fancy backs, patent fasteners, should be $1.25; this week 1 00 Underwear Department. 50 dozen (one case) ladies' lleeced ribbed vests, lone sleeves, just ritfht fur fail wear, should be 25c, this week dents' j;ray knit shirts and drawers, should be 5'Jc, this week 35e Domestics. l.OCO yards domet fhnnels. double lleeced, per yard 4.1c 1,000 vards cotton flannel. twilled back, yer yard 4Jc 1,000 yards cotton flannel, the sc kind, at, per yard G.'.c 1,000 yards 82 inch, double thick cotton flannel, 121c. at per yard sjc Crockery Department. Commencing Monday, Sept. 7, wc will place on sale the largest line i-f low prieed toilet ware ever brought to this city. These sets arc made up in , 10 and 12 pieces and are perfect in every respect. The pieces arc extra large and the decorations are all lirst class. No'c the prices as given below: FOR THIS WEEK ONLY. 6-piece toilet sets in brown, blue and pink. Monarch pattern, embossed border, shapes ex tra large at fi.75 10-piece sets, same as above at ti-25. worth f.3.00 12-piece toilet sets, finished in under plaze, blue, largest and finest shapes on the market at 3.75. worth fVOO We have just opened a new line of globes for bamjuent lamps, eir.es ranging from 7 to 10 inches. The decorations are in Dresden and Oriental designs and the prices are the same as that of the regular globes. TIME. YOUNG & MBS It's a Man's Duty To dress well. He owes it to society and to htm self. If he had to give up every pleasure in order to be well clothed . he would be gainer by it. A well dressed man is usually a successful rain, lie has more chances in life than a shabby fellow. The man who has his suits made by DORN is well dressed. Only a dollar or two more than a "hand-rie down" but a world of difference in make-up. TSE TAILOE; WILSON Honest Value for WILSOU MOLINE BUGGY CO. THE SCHOMA CKER Have attained thoir celebrity solely publiuly exhibited in competition Till: HK..Ii:ST AVA1M At the International Exhibition at Crystal Palaoe. N. T.. In 1853, over 100 pianos on exhibition Firt Prize to the tx-hom acker Piano. At the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1846. 185. and again in 1874. At the American institute in New York in 1S53. At the Maryland Institute in Baltimore in 1848. At the International Exhibition in Philadelphia- in 1878. The Schomacker Pianos received tub Highest Awards old cosmsrrjoosLT won. 28 tears at Wallace's Music Store X?S8Gkt NEW m ft r or a until t orered Fedom. , 1 OJJ C 'fcr on t Ctlc, a:, 11.17, -4j anil 81,:. X 4 tr FiiraKbbou Trimmed wo .1 I H MP fi,t Sailor I,. I u. ...... , 4 WWV8'..;Sl.Ua.tIlT 4 70 For a wool felt Fedra. trim- 3 JQuitd with ribb. lie-Ar ones at ea., $i.i? and tl 35. J SHIIJT 4 4 20 dozen Shirt Waists, formerly sold it fl and 11-25, all go at 50c. 15 dozen Shirt WalHf, formerly soli at !.i0, fl-75, J and 2.25, all go for 75:. Ladies' Figured Brillisntine Shirts, Velvet Pound, facid around bottom with Canvas Hustling Lining for 2. Bettsr ones at 3.25. $1.50, 5.50 and 7.50. S i BEE 2) JnWest Secoal Street, Under the Harper House. oirvrT Wilson Roadster $65 Wilson Special $50 Your Money. Electro-Gold String Pianos on account nf Merit. Wherever they hav invariably rcived FALL STYLESl In Ladles Cloth anJ Telt Fe doras and Sailors. Quality Con sidered, Our Prices are Lowest. Specials for This Wesk: Chi'dren's Silk IIoo 's d -.".lr, 3'J N"vlt!.s In lade.' ii.W aid children's B cyi-le Ci ps at 2-, ?5c, : -ni, 9W. C j -c 5c and c. WAISTS HIVE DAVENPORT.