Newspaper Page Text
ocr Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND, SATU H DAY, NOVEMBER 21, 185)1.
I Single Copies S Cent
1 Far Wsoa. iM(u
Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR .and now being sold at slaugh
tering prices. Every dollars worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost.
I, WM a Picnic
for tie Pule!
The grandest opportunity to secure the big
gest bargains ever known or heard of.
THIS STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF AT ONCE.
Anti-Sub-Treausuryites Call a
A CHASM THAT CANNOT IJE EHIDGED
The Supreme Council Defiantly Shut
Out a McAllister Man Determined
Alo To Be Exclusive No Mechanics
Need Apply People's Party Procla
mation Attack on Macune The Fight
at Washington for tha ltepublican Na
tional Convention Arrival of the
Isdiasapolis, Nov. 21.-Chairman W.
S. McAllister, of tbe anti-sub-treasury
Alliance executive committee, yesterday
Issued a call for a national convention of
all anti-sub-treasury Alliance men, to be
held at Memphis, Dec. 16. This is the
first move to organize an opposition to
the Alliance F. M. B. A. People's party,
and is the direct result of the refusal of
the Alliance to hear the protest of the Mc
Meeting or the Alliance Council.
One of the first things done yesterday
by the Alliance council was the adoption
of a resolution barring Gates, of Missouri,
from the1 meeting! He is an anti-sub-treasury
man, and had regular creden
tials, but he had to go. This prflbably
hasteucd the action of the anti-sub-treasury
executive committee in issuing their
call for another convention. Most of the
business of the Alliance council was
routine yesterday, and its position regard
ing the third party having been fixed, its
doings are becoming of less public inter
est. A grear, number of resolutions pro
posing constitutional and platform J
cuanues were reierreu to umerent com
mittees. Want to Disfranchise Officeholders.
Among them was one demanding an
amendment to the national constitution
providing for the disfranchisement of fed
eral officeholders. The intent of the ii
mand is to destroy tbe influence of party
machinery. The executive committee of
the Alliance, composed of Macune, of
Texas; Wardall, of South Dakota, and
Tillman, of Tennessee, reported upon
the condition of the order, which was
found highly gratifying. The increased
demand during tbe past year for reform
literature was a matter for immediate
consideration by the council, which ought
to provide for the wider dissemtnatioa of
Question That Are Settled.
The net results of the meeting so far
are the determination to have nothing to
do with the anti-sub-treasury men, ad
herence to the sub-treasury scheme and
the idea of absolute government control
of railways, etc.; amendments to tbe con
stitution excluding from membership
Knights of Labor or members of other
mechanical unions, or mechanics outside
of unions, thus confining the membership
to farmers and farm laborers; also ex
cluding state business agents from serv
ing in the supreme council.
F. M. . A. for Political Action.
Tbe F. M. B. A. closed its session yes
terday. The most important thing
done was the adoption of a resolution in
structing the thirty-five delegates to tbe
February convention of the Confederated
Industrial union to vote for independent
political action. Great enthusiasm was
displayed when the resolution was intro
duced and it was adopted without a dis
senting vote. Another important matter
was the refusal of the F. M. B. A. to ac
cept any of tbe overtures made by tbe
Farmers' Alliance looking toward a con
solidation of the two organizations; the
Alliance appointed committees to bring
about this result, but their mission was
The Tolitical Situation.
There will be no formal indorsement or
co-operation between the Alliance and
the F. M. B. A. and the l'eople"s party.
The executive committee of the last
named was in session yesterday, and Ig
natius Donnelly spoke for a long time,
and tbe committee, upon his advice, de
cided not to push its demands for indorse
ment at this time. The committee thinks
that at the national convention of tbe
party next summer a platform can be
built that will serve the common political
purposes of every industrial organization
in the country.
PEOPLE'S PARTY PROCLAMATION.
Kesalts of Conferences Most Satisfactory
The Vote In Kansas.
The executive committee of the People's
party issued a proclamation signed by If.
A. Taubeneck, chairman: Robert Schill
ing, secretary, and M. C. Rankin, treas
urer. It starts out thus:
The national committee f the People's
party of the United States deem it proper to
lay before their constituent, at this time some
statement of the reitorts of the conferences
held by them with various representatives of
organized industry in this city during the past
lew days. Those results have been in every
respect most satisfactory. There is no longer any
doubt that candidates for president and vice
president will be in the Held tie fore June 1,
IMC, nominated by the 1'eople's party. It
seems to ns very plain that the time has come
when no influence of the old political organiza
tions, and no power of aggregated capital can
prevent the honest and unanimous coming to
gether and co-operation of all the labor organ
izations in the Vnited States, whether em
ployed in the workshop, or in the mine, or on
The I'.leetloo la Kansas.
It has this to say about the Kansas elec
tion: . As a striking illustration of the colossal lies
with which the people are fed and misled, we
would point to the vote of the People's party
this year in the state of Kansas. Nine-tenths
ef the population of this country, in ' conse
quence of the grass misrepresentations of the
aress, believe tbat the People's party vote of
Kansas in 1W1 fell off very greatly from their
ota in U0O, while the official publica
tion of the vote taken this year shows that
although the total vote of ail parties in Kan
sas was a boot :w.(M) less than it was a year a-o
the People's party vote was actually increased
about 11.6 per cent, over its votein lwo.or 47 per
cent, of the entire vote. The Republican ma
jority in Soorh Dakota was reduced from M,
90 in 1M to .700 in lil. while in Nebraska the
People's pert y came within 3.0IK) votes of de
feating the combined power of both the old
parties, and elected eleven district judges.
AN ATTACK ON DR. MACUNE.
McAllister, the A V-Treasoryite,
Opens Bis Terhat Batteries.
V. S. McAllister chairman of thcci-
excntive committee ot tne antl-sub-treas-ory
alliance, will publish an open letter
making a fiery attack, upou Dr. C W.
Macune, chairman of tbe executive com
mittee of tho Alliance. In it he says:
When the serpent crept into the sancti
fied Eden, leaving slimy traces upon it's
sinuous trail, he was not more cunning,
calculating, nor treacherous with credu
lous Eve than m C. W. Macune with
the confiding, unsuspecting Texas Alli
ance men when he iuveigled them into
putting tlieir toil-earned dollars into bis
financial grab-trap. The Texas Alliance
exchange flourished for a little over two
years and failed hopelessly in the sprinz
Macune's First Ilalance-Sheet.
"Manager Maeune's first balance-sheet
shows its financial condition originally to
have been as follows:
Original amonnt of cash capital "a,nnn
Later cash subscriptions K.SKi
Subscriptions in cattle U.'W
Contributed by the citv .- Dallies S5.fk
Contributed by the city of Button 12.000
Total subscriptions JIS3..V)0
"After the lailure of the spring of 1W3
the exchange property and assets were
sold to pay its debts, for $35,000. Thus
the loss borne by subscribers was 4 14V
000. What became of this $148.0OTf
Alleged Fraud In the Salaries
"The actual salaries paid were not 11
great by half as were represented by Ma
cune to the investigating committee, nn-'
deroath. He got thousand of farmers
to club together and give joint notes for
provisions to be purchased in the future.
The accounts of the exchange show that
f l'J0,!nf "5 worth of notes.secured by mort
gages, had lieen piaced in .Maeune's hands,
and that CUVS-l wort h of tl.cni kvl
been pledged as collateral for cast: loans
and as security for the payment of
amounts due for cotton compres-9, cotton
pins and other property purchased by Ma
cune for the exchange." This left fJi.WJ.U
worth of these notes which Macune
failed to acccunt for. But those who had
signed them have sin?e had to pay them."
CONTEST FOR A CONVENTION.
Washington Full of Men Kepresenting
Washington, Xov. 21 The bustle and
commotion in the lower corridors and the
lobby of the Arlington hotel reminds one
of the first days of anew administration
which brings with it crowds of office seek
ers. The cause of all this bustle was the
arrivals of the delegations from the differ
ent cities that come here to capture the
next national Republican convention.
All of the committees will have their
he.-.dquarters at the Arlington. Omaha
has established its headquarters in the
main parlor, just, inside the main en
trance, from which pjintof vantage the
members of the committee can swoop
down upon and capture any arrivals in
whom they may be especially interested.
Other Delegations on the Ground.
The Omaha people have not yet gotten
down to work, but declare themselves for
Omaha first, last, ami all tbe time.
Quite a number, in company with ex
Senator Saunders, visited the president
and also called on Senator ManJerson. A
few of the San Francisco committee have
arrived and have tbe rooms on tbe FI
street side of the hotel. Among them
are M. H. De Young, of the San Francisco
Chroniale: Internal Revenue Collector
Quinn, A. B. Booth, and C. Alexander. A
large delegation from Minneapolis and
St. Paul was welcomed by ex-Senator
Pierce, now editor of the Minneapolis
Tribune, who expressed himself confident
of victory for his city.
Cincinnati Depend on McKinley.
But few of the Cincinnati men are hce,
but quite a number will arrive today.
Mayor Mosby. Representative Storer, G.
H Griffith and George Cox are at the Ar
lington. Kx-Governhr Foraker and Harry
Murebead (of The Commercial Gazette)
ate expected today. Cinc:nnatians are
of tbe opinion tbat Governor McKinley "s
presentation of their case will be of great
weight, ami may probably give them the
prize. Detroit and Pittsburg have not
shown up yet, but are expected to estab
lish headquarters by this evening. Xew
York will have its he.-ulquarrers across the
hall from the California delegation. Kach
delegation is con fidetit that its city will
be the fortunate one. New York asserts
that she will have twf.nty-one votes at the
start; San Francisco claims ten, while tbe
Minneapolis men say that their city will
ONLY FOUR NEGATIVE VOTES.
The Mining Congress at Denver Is Free
Silver a tiood Deal.
Denver, Xov. it. The chief event of
yesterday in the mining congress was the
report of the resolutions committee. The
men charged with the duty of stating
tbe sentiment of the convention on the
principal, matter at issue took until 2
o'clock in the morning to agree, which
looks strange in view of the fact that the
convention was evidently free silver al
most to a man. The resolutions were
ready, however, when the convention con
vened, and are radical enough for Senator
Volcott. Stripped of the verbiage in
which they are clothed they simply mean
the coinage at tbe mints of all the silver
offered into pieces of money containing
!-' grains of silver, which shall be dol
lars of the United States. It is charged
tbat the treasury department has persist
ently disobeyed the law in not putting
silver to the uses designed by said law,
and congress is asked to force the treas
ury to obey the law.
Vote for a Free silver Flute Indian.
G. W. Cassidy, of Nevada, said that in
his state both Democrats and Republic
ans had united in demanding free and un
limited coinage, and would take no other;
tbat they would vote for a Piute Indian
if be was running on a free coinage plat
form against the best man in the couutry,
and be advised all the mining states to
io the same, saying tbat only in tbij way
could they force the parties to respect the
views of the silver men. .Hi remarks
drew out cries of "We will," "That's
right," from all over the house.
New Englanders Converted.
The vote on the silver question was
taken at about 4 O'clock by roll call of
states. The Colorado delegation refrained
from voting until the last. As state after
state was called and tbe chairman ot tbe
delegation ot tbe states of Arkansas,
Maine. Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
New York and many other eastern states
jesponded in. short explanations hat xt
una (jurne to team ana naa oecn convinced
that free coinage was tight and recorded
their votes for the resolution, cheer after
cheeHyas given and it was apparent that
the Congress was almost unanimous. The
vote was auaounced 4-17 for and only 4
against the resolution.
.. ' Iade a I'enuauent Organisation.
It ' was decided to make a permanent
organization of the congress, and tbe
president and vice presidents are to con
stitute a standing executive committee.
The congress adjourned si tie die. Tbe ex
ecutive committee held a session immedi
ately following adjournment and decided
that the next session cf the congress
should be held at Helena, Mont, on the
second Tuesday of next July. Ex-Governor
Hauser, of tbat city, was ap
pointed to take charge of all arrangement.
Kchoes of Canadian Boodlery.
QUEBEC, Nov.' 21. The Hon. Mercier.
premier of Quebec, has sworn out crim
inal charges against J. P. Wheelan, the
contractor for the Quebec city court
nouse, wno is alleged to have stated tbat
he bad to pay heavy sums to Mr. Mercier
and several members of the Iatter's gov
ernment to secure the contract to do cer
They Didn't Make it Rain.
Columbus, Iud., Nov. 21. If rain were
produced by concussion Southern Indiana
ought to be drenched. Nearly 40.000
pounds of a newlv invented explosive,
equivalent to UW.OUO pouuds of dynamite,
have been used ou the government work
on the Ohio river since August. Yet the
signal service shows a great deficiency in
tbe fail of raiu during September, Octo
ber aud Xovembt-r. The explosions havo
frequently been heard and felt at K;ui
neuce, Ky., forty miles off, showing that
agitation of the air was tremendous.
The Weather We May Kxpert.
Washington, Nov. St. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-roar hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday. For Wisconsin aid
Jowa Threate; ing weather and rain; warm
er. exceti stationary temiicrature in extreme
eoutbea-tern portions; toiulierly winds; rain
prouauie tomorrow, bor -Mich man Increa-imr
cloudiness and rain or snow; southeasterly
winds; no decided change in temperature;
rain or snow probable tomorrow. For Indi
ana and Illinois Threatening weather and
rain; southerly winds; no decided change in
temperature: rains are probable tomorrow.
Chicago. Nov. 20.
Board of trade quotations for today w.-ra
as follows: Wheat Xo. 2 November, opened
JS!4, closed V-H r. December, opened 83c,
closed Ue: -May. opened $l.i. closed
SI.U014. Corn November, opened 54-ic, closed
Sec; yeer. opened iiHr, closed 4ti-4c; May,
opened tc, closed 431&C. Oats November,
opened S-kc, closed XPc; December, opened
SlKto, closed 32c: May, opened and closed
tj.-. Pork Decemb r, opened and closed
5.4.i; January, opened $11.20, closed
S11.3U-. May. opened tn.SSJf, closed $11.-').
mm -ueceinoer, opened e.l24. closed
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock
yards ranged as follows: Hogs Market
rather active on packing and shipping
account: gool heavy lots firm and prices a
triile hit tier: medium grades steady; sales
ranged at SAttt&Vsi pigs, $-1.30(S3.;a light.
Jik.'wiita.TS rough packiug, fa.oSAAfO mixed. -
and Jli.s0ij,4.iii heavy packing and t hipping
Cattle Market rather active and prices
without material change: quotations ranged
at $5.90(150.311 prime to slit ping steers. J4.ajj
.to good to fancy do.. J3.iJUii4.0j common to
meuimu do $3.tii:t4.25 butchers' steers, tl.8 1
t&lX) MorliCTs ti.'il(,l.lJ Texani.
rangers. t.a(3.4i) reeders. Sl.."iici3.5U cows,
Jl.iV.iiTJ bulls and tii.'ia.VJS veal calves.
Sheep Market riith'--r active and prices well .
maintained: (.notations ranged at J3.5oJ(,t.T
westerns. JS-T-iiVi-li natives, and $3.Mj5JSj
Iun.u-w 1 ,
J?nWu".': Hut er Fancy separator. 28c per
lb?' dairies fam-y, fresh, (i(2lc: packing
stocks, fres.i. H i. lie. Live poultry Old
clik-keus, Ic iier lb: sprint. bV4ic; roosters.
!Vc: mix. -J turkeys. !''ftlOc; ducks,
mixed. K-s&Vr: geese, ji.li&8.' ir doz. Eggs
Fresh andlcd. 1 off, 23c per doz; ice
house stock. lS.r.. Potatoes Home-grown.
4"5f.Vic per sack; Wisconsin 'and Michigan
common. 2V-: good to choice. 3m'lic per bu;
sw ct potatoes. Illinois. fl.'.'Sai-SJ per bbl;
Jerseys. S-'.i(i3';.Ti Apples -Common, SL2V4
l.M per. lib;; ood. ..:a,-MK choice to fancy,
fi.2."ijti.T0. Cranberries ape Cod, G.if
J.Sn ier bbl; Jerseys, JOuGAJi.
New York. Nov. 30.
Wheat No. 2 red winter ruli. H Ai: De
cember. fLUVti; January, S1.(C4; Feb
ruary. fl.CVV Corn No. 2 mixed cash.
214.?; November, Tile; De-ember. Chii.': Jan
uary, i4?i Oats Steady but quiet: No. t
mixed cah. ast'&oV: Decern Her. Jan
uary. :!4t. ,Kc -Meady with le s doing:
western quoted at JI.O'.lI.i" abide ran?e.
Barley-yui.-t: No. i Milwaukee, :i .jr.;2.-. Pork
M.aU-rately ativr b;.t steady: nw mess,
Jlli.T.i. Laid-Vuiet: Iicce.uiier. .:)": Jano
Urv. J6. DT.
Live Stock: Cat;:e-i ,,! ,attl,- declined,
but other grades stta.ly: (sorest to best na:iv
ter. t3.4&,VC: ball and dry cows, (Lbd
2..'ib SLcep and Litmus -Trading slow and
pries decline J per lb: sheep, 'i .Mit-VUD
per ! Urn: lambs. Wrr 12V4. Hog- Jtaiket
steady: live hogs, ti.tU.l per Ki lln.
About Breadmaktng. after all. TH y can
tell a COOII R.tKlXM. FflWIIKK
wttbout tbe acieniittc aid of a (iovern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, or
Should bs tested, hut as any other cook
Ing material, by actual use. 11 gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
tha Cost of the other kiwi.
Can form an opinion of their own.
Get a can of Cllasax from yonr Orgeat
and convtnee yoarKlf.
l ' :
s ' '
t -' i